AEG is one of the leading kitchen appliance brands in the UK, including the production of induction hobs. But like all appliances, sometimes they stop working properly or won’t turn on.
Before paying to have an electrician called out to your house, it is worthwhile resetting the appliance and restoring its original factory settings.
It is a classic case of turning something off and on again—a trick we try with laptops, mobile phones, and other appliances.
However, AEG induction hobs don’t have a reset button. Unless you know the controls, resetting the appliance can seem like a tricky task.
Thankfully, we walk you through how to reset an AEG induction hob here. If your appliance is playing up, try these simple steps and see if it solves your issues.
Resetting an AEG Induction Hob
Resetting your AEG induction hob is extremely straightforward. All you need to do is complete the following steps:
- Head over to the power supply’s circuit breaker
- Turn the circuit breaker off and wait for 30 to 60 seconds
- After the time is up, turn the circuit breaker back on
- Your AEG induction hob will regain power
Why Is my AEG Induction Hob Not Working?
Resetting an appliance is always worth a try as it can be an extremely simple solution for a broken hob.
However, it doesn’t always provide the outcome we are looking for. If you have tried resetting your induction hob and still cannot get the appliance to work, use this troubleshooting guide to try and figure out what is wrong.
Problem 1: AEG induction hob won’t turn on
There are several reasons why your AEG induction hob does not turn on. Below are some possible causes that can easily be fixed:
- The appliance is not receiving electricity
- You touched multiple buttons at once
- The touchscreen buttons are covered in fat or water
- You did not choose a heat setting within 10 seconds
If the first applies, resetting your hob should help. When it comes to resetting, you’ll likely notice that the appliance was not properly connected in the first place.
The others can all easily be rectified by using the hob properly. Wipe the control panel clean, turn the induction hob on again, and select a heat setting within 10 seconds while being careful to not touch another button.
If you are still struggling to turn your AEG induction hob on, there is a chance the fuse has blown and needs replacing.
You can purchase a fuse and install a new one by yourself. However, if the fuse keeps blowing repeatedly there is something more seriously wrong with the appliance.
In these cases, your best bet is to call a qualified electrician.
Problem 2: AEG induction hob touch panel isn’t working
You might be able to turn your induction hob on, only to find you cannot get any of the touch panel buttons to work.
Your first step is to clean the buttons to make sure no fatty residue or water is causing the issue. If this doesn’t work, you might have accidentally activated the auto-lock feature.
You can unlock the panel by holding the lock button for four seconds until you hear a beep.
If neither of these things works, there might be a more technical issue with the appliance. Get in touch with the AEG team or call out an electrician to take a look.
Problem 3: AEG induction hob keeps turning off
A reset might help solve an induction hob that keeps turning off. However, many AEG induction hobs have an auto-shutdown feature to prevent the appliance from overheating.
It might be that the appliance is overworked and has been turned off for safety reasons. As frustrating as this is, you’ll have to wait until the device cools back down to use it.
Alternatively, if the hob keeps turning itself off immediately, it could be that it doesn’t detect pans on the surface.
Some models have an auto-shutdown when they don’t detect cookware for safety and energy-efficiency reasons.
Check that your pans work with the appliance – they need to have an iron-based magnetic material on the base.
If none of these tips helps, it could be a loose connection to the hob.
Or, in worst-case scenarios, there might be a problem within the control board. If this is the case, the AEG induction hob will need to be replaced.
Hannah is a freelance content writer and self-proclaimed foodie. When Hannah isn’t sitting tapping at her laptop, you’ll probably find her in the kitchen. As an ex-chalet host, she’s used to cooking four-course meals for 10+ people and loves feeding friends and family whenever possible.