Miele KFN 8996 SDE ED-1 Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free fridge / freezer
KFN 8995 SD ed-1
KFN 8996 SDE ed-1
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
en - CA
M.-Nr. 06 921 010
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching the appliance ON and OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Refigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching off for extended periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Door display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting the contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Selecting the correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
. . . in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
SuperCool and SuperFreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SuperCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SuperFreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Food that should not be stored in a refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Unpacked meats and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Protein-rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Contents
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tips for freezing fresh food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Before placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Making ice cubes (may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the housing, interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the ice cube tray
(may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Ventilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Problem-solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
After-sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Plumbing (may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Connecting to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Electrical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Proper ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Contents
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Guide to the appliance
a Refrigerator section On/Off button
f Freezer section On/Off button
b Refrigerator section temperature
display
g Freezer section temperature display
c Refrigerator section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
h Freezer section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
d SuperCool button and indicator light
i SuperFreeze button and indicator
light
e Safety lock indicator light
j Alarm Off button
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Guide to the appliance
a Door display
b Butter and cheese compartment
c Dynamic cooling fan
(Dynamic cooling is automatic)
d Egg tray
e Shelves with LED lighting
f Door shelves with LED lighting
g Bottle rack
h Condensate channel and
drain hole
i Fruit and vegetable containers
j Bottle divider*
k Ice cube drawer with
automatic ice cube maker*
l Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
m Marker system for frozen food
* (may vary by model)
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials that
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc., are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than simply throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials that, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. However, these
materials are essential for the correct
functioning of your appliance.
Therefore, please do not dispose of
your old appliance with your regular
household waste.
Instead, contact your local community
waste collection / recycling centre to
arrange for disposal, and ensure that
there is no danger to children while the
appliance is awaiting disposal.
The appliance should be unplugged or
disconnected from the power supply by
a competent person.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of the appliance before or
during transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
This will keep the refrigerant in the
pipework and the oil in the compressor,
so that they do not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
applicable safety legislation.
However, improper use of the
appliance can present a risk of both
personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, read the
operating instructions carefully
before installation and before using
for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct use
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only, specifically for the
cool storage of foodstuffs, for storing
deep-frozen food, for freezing fresh
food and for preparing ice.
Any other use is not condoned by the
manufacturer and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer will not be held liable
for damage caused by incorrect or
improper use of the appliance.
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow children
to play on or near it, or to play with the
controls. Supervise use of the
appliance by the elderly or infirm.
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~ This appliance contains the coolant
R134a, which is an environmentally
acceptable, non-flammable
hydrofluorocarbon (HFC). It does not
damage the ozone layer. For more
information on the coolant, refer to the
information plate posted on the inside
of the refigerator section. When
transporting and installing the
appliance, care must be taken not to
damage any part of the cooling system.
If damage does occur:
- unplug the appliance from the socket,
- air the room where the appliance is,
for several minutes,
- contact the Miele Service Department
for advice.
~ Before plugging in the appliance,
you must make sure that the electrical
rating (voltage and frequency,
indicated on the model plate)
corresponds to the household electrical
supply. These ratings must match, in
order to avoid damaging the
applicance. If in doubt, please contact
a qualified electrician.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
ensure that the connection data on the
data plate matches the household
electricity supply.
This data MUST correspond, in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
Warning and Safety Instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed if it
is properly grounded in compliance
with all applicable local and national
safety regulations. It is absolutely
essential that this basic safety
requirement be respected; in case of
any doubt, the household wiring system
should be inspected by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer will not be
held liable for the consequences of an
inadequate grounding system (e.g.,
electric shock).
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
Model-specific characteristics
~ The manufacturer will not be held
liable for damage caused by a faulty
connection to the main water supply.
~ Connection to the main water supply
and any repairs to the ice cube maker
must only be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent person.
~ The ice cube maker is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply.
~ Before making any plumbing
connections, ensure that the appliance
is disconnected from the main
electricity supply.
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ The appliance is only completely
~ This equipment may only be used in
disconnected from the power supply
when:
mobile installations such as ships,
motor homes, aircraft, etc., if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons in accordance with national
and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held liable.
Ensure that no power is supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been completed.
– it has been switched off and
unplugged from the wall socket,
– the main fuse is withdrawn, or the
screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ Do NOT use an extension cord to
connect the appliance to the power
supply.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.,
danger of overheating).
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Use
~ Do not store cans or bottles
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
that could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode. Danger
of injury and damage to the appliance.
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice pops in your mouth straight from
the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen
ice or pops can cause frost burn to the
lips and tongue.
~ Do not allow children to play with the
appliance, for example to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
~ Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food. Defrosted food should be
used up as quickly as possible, as food
soon loses its nutritional value and
spoils. Do not refreeze defrosted food
until after it has been cooked.
~ Do not store explosive materials in
this appliance, nor any products
containing propellants (e.g., spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks, which could pose a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not use any electrical equipment
in this appliance, e.g., ice cream
makers. Danger of sparking and
explosion!
~ If storing high-proof alcohol, make
sure it is tightly closed and stored
upright.
Danger of explosion.
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~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour; otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ To avoid the risk of food poisoning,
observe the "best before" dates
indicated on food packaging.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the food manufacturer's instructions for
storage conditions and the "best
before" date.
~ Do not use sharp-edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays. They will damage the
evaporator, causing irreversible
damage to the appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
Warning and Safety Instructions
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not block the ventilation slits in
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g., in a garage,
can cause the appliance to switch off
for longer periods, keeping it from
maintaining the required temperature.
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous over
time.
~ Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks in the plastic
components in the door.
~ Do not attempt to remove the
lighting covers inside the refrigerator
door. If damaged, they must be
replaced by a Miele-approved service
technician.
~ Never look directly into the
glass-edge lighting in the refrigerator
without the glass shelves in place;
never use optical instruments to look at
the lighting either! Caution! there are
lasers in the lighting (laser beam class
1M).
~ Never install damaged glass-edge
lighting in the appliance.
Danger of electric shock.
the appliance, as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption, and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
~ Do NOT use steam-cleaning
equipment to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
~ In areas subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage caused by cockroaches or
other vermin will not be covered by the
warranty.
~ Do not use force to open the
glass-edge lighting. This will damage
the internal electronics. If the
glass-edge lighting gets damaged, it
must be replaced. New glass-edge
lighting can be purchased from the
Miele Service Department.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Disconnect it from the power, cut off
the cable near the appliance and
render any plug unusable.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework while awaiting disposal,
e.g., by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer will not be held
liable for damage caused by failure
to comply with these "Warning and
Safety Instructions".
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption
Increased energy consumption
In a well ventilated room.
In an enclosed, poorly ventilated
room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Away from heat sources (radiator,
stove/oven).
Near heat sources (radiator,
stove/oven).
When the room temperature is
ideal (approx. 20 °C (68 F)).
When the room temperature is
high.
Temperature setting (dial)
At a medium setting of 2 to 3.
At a high setting: The lower the
temperature in the appliance, the
more energy it consumes.
Temperature setting
(digital)
Cellar compartment 8 to 12 °C (46 On appliances with a winter
to 54 F)
setting, make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C (39
room temperature is warmer than
to 41 F)
16 °C.
Freezer section -18 °C (-2 F)
Use
Open the door only when
necessary, and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the door for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organized way.
Disorganized contents will take
time to sort through, leaving the
door open too long.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, with the appliance
working harder to lower the
temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Installation site
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not overfill the appliance.
Leave some room so that air can
circulate properly.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of thick ice hinders cold air
ice 1 cm thick has built up.
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
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Switching the appliance ON and OFF
Before using for the first time
The stainless steel surfaces and trim
are covered in a protective sheeting for
transport.
^ Do not remove the sheeting until the
appliance has been installed in its
final location. To peel the sheeting
off, start at one of the upper corners.
^ Next, coat the stainless steel
surfaces with a special stainless steel
product (which is available through
customer service).
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
some mild soap. Dry with a soft cloth.
It is very important to let the
appliance stand for 30 to 60 minutes
after transport before you plug it in
for the first time. Failure to do so can
prevent the appliance from
functioning properly!
Switching the appliance ON
The refigerator and freezer sections
can be switched on separately, so that
you can choose which sections you
want on at a given time.
Refigerator section
^ Press the ON/OFF button for the
refrigerator section.
You will see the temperature display for
the refrigerator section come on. The
refrigerator will now start cooling, and
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the interior light will come on when you
open the door.
Freezer section
^ Press the ON/OFF button for the
freezer section.
You will see flashing bars in the
temperature display for the freezer
section, which will now start cooling.
Allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is
sufficiently low.
Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer section or, to save space,
on the freezer tray (may vary by model).
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approximately 24 hours.
Switching the appliance OFF
^ Press each ON/OFF button, so that
the temperature display goes out.
The cooling process is now switched
off. If this does not happen, then the
safety lock is engaged.
Switching the appliance ON and OFF
Safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance from being
switched off inadvertently.
Activating and deactivating the
safety lock
^ Hold down the superfreeze button for
approx. 5 seconds.
The indicator light for the superfreeze
button flashes and the temperature
display shows ;.
^ Now press the superfreeze button
again.
The display will show ;.
^ To exit from set mode, press the
ON/OFF button for the freezer
section. Otherwise it will
automatically revert to normal mode
in approx. 2 minutes.
Switching off for extended
periods of time
If the appliance is not needed for a
longer period of time (such as when
you are away on holiday), then:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ unplug it from the socket,
^ close the shut-off valve (may vary by
model),
^ clean the appliance out, and
^ leave the doors ajar, to air the
appliance.
^ Now, by pressing the set temperature
buttons, you can choose between ;
0 and ; 1:
0 Safety lock is deactivated,
1: Safety lock is activated.
^ To save the setting, press the super
freeze button.
If, in preparation for longer
absences, you fail to clean the
appliance and leave the doors ajar,
there is the risk of mould and odours
building up in the appliance.
When the safety lock is activated, the
safety lock indicator light will read X.
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Door display
The display on the outside of the
appliance door
- shows the current temperatures of the
refrigerator and freezer sections,
Adjusting the contrast
If you want to change the contrast of
the display:
^ Open the refrigerator door.
- shows if the SuperCool or
SuperFreeze functions are switched on,
and
- tells you if there is a problem with the
appliance.
^ Press and hold the SuperFreeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The SuperFreeze indicator light will
flash and a ; will flash in the
temperature display.
^ Press the "+" temperature setting
button twice until a C flashes in the
display.
The top half of the display shows the
temperature of the refrigerator
section, while the lower half shows the
temperature of the freezer section.
When you first switch the appliance on,
and both doors are shut, a Welcome
screen will appear after a short time.
This will then change to show the
temperature displays.
At first, bars will flash alternately with
the warning triangle and the
thermometer symbol in the lower half of
the display, to show that the
temperature range which can be
displayed and also the set temperature
have not yet been reached.
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^ Press the SuperFreeze button again.
^ Close the refrigerator door within 10
seconds.
The contrast adjustment mode will
now begin. Vertical bars will appear
in the display. The number of bars
will increase or decrease as the
contrast setting is adjusted.
There are 5 different contrast settings.
Each setting will appear in the display
for approx. 4 seconds.
^ Open the refrigerator door once you
find your preferred setting.
This will save that particular contrast
setting. The setting remains stored in
memory even after a power cut.
Door display
If the refrigerator door is not opened,
the process will be cancelled after
approx. 10 minutes, and the original
contrast setting will be restored.
To exit the setting mode:
^ On the control panel inside the
appliance, press the On/Off button
for the freezer section.
If you do not do this, the electronics
will automatically switch over to
normal operation after a few minutes.
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Door display
Displays
The door display can show the following symbols:
Symbol
Meaning
+ °C
Temperature display over 0° C.
- °C
Temperature display under 0° C.
--
The temperatures in the appliance have not yet reached the
temperature ranges that can be displayed.
$
The appliance is locked.
L
The set temperature has not yet been reached. The inside of the
appliance is still cooling down.
SUPER
If SUPER shows in the top half of the display, this means that the
SuperCool function is switched on.
If SUPER shows in the lower half of the display, the SuperFreeze
function is switched on.
§%
Temperature alarm: The temperature in the freezer section is too
warm. The symbol will flash alternately with the actual
temperature in the freezer.
;
Door alarm: The appliance door has been left open.
u
The appliance is in "contrast adjustment of the door display"
mode.
<
Power cut: The freezer section has become too warm at some
point during the past few days, because of a power interruption.
§
There is a fault with the appliance.
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Selecting the correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food that is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly. The
temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature slows their growth rate.
. . . in the freezer section
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature
colder than -18 °C is required. At this
temperature, the growth of
micro-organisms is larged halted. As
soon as the temperature rises above
-10°C, the micro-organisms become
active in the food again so that it cannot
be kept as long. For this reason,
partially or fully defrosted food must not
be re-frozen. By contrast, food may be
re-frozen once it has been cooked, as
the high temperatures achieved during
cooking will destroy most
micro-organisms.
– the warmer the food being placed in
it,
Temperature selection
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use the
appliance in ambient temperatures
for which it is not designed.
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and the freezer section are set
independently, using the two buttons
under the appropriate temperature
display.
Press the
. . . in the refrigerator section
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator section.
Dynamic cooling
The dynamic cooling fan automatically
switches on when the cooling system
for the refrigerator section switches on.
It helps to evenly distribute the
temperature evenly throughout the
appliance, so that all the food will be
chilled to about the same degree.
+ button: to raise the temperature
(it gets warmer)
– button: to reduce the temperature
(it gets colder)
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
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Selecting the correct temperature
You can make changes to the
temperature displays behind the door
by pressing the buttons as follows:
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C increments.
– Holding the button in adjusts the
temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button, the current temperature of
the refrigerator or freezer section is
automatically shown.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still too
high or too low, you will need to adjust it
again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
– In the refrigerator section from 2 °C
to 11 °C
– In the freezer section from -14 °C to
-28 °C
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
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Temperature displays
During normal operation the
temperature displays on the control
panel show the temperature in the
middle of the refrigerator section and
the temperature in the warmest part of
the freezer section.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display (above 0 °C in the
refrigerator section, and below 0 °C in
the freezer section), bars will flash in
the temperature displays.
The temperature displays flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g., for removing or loading
a large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above -18 °C
for a long time, check that the frozen
food has not started to defrost. If food
has defrosted or started to defrost,
check that it is still safe to use, and if
so, use it as quickly as possible.
Selecting the correct temperature
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
behind the door set as low as possible.
However, if the door is opened, or a
setting is changed or the alarm is
sounding, the temperature display
behind the door will appear much
brighter for approx. 1 minute.
^ To exit the setting mode, press the
freezer section On/Off button.
If you do not do this, the electronics
will revert to normal operation after 2
minutes.
The brightness level of this display can
be adjusted:
^ Press and hold the SuperFreeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The SuperFreeze indicator light will
flash and a ; will flash in the
temperature display.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until ^ appears in
the display.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button again.
^ lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the brightness
level by pressing the temperature
selector buttons. You can choose
from settings 1 to 5:
1: lowest setting,
5: brightest setting.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button to save
the setting.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system, to ensure that the
temperature in the freezer section does
not rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if a door is left open.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer section
gets too warm, an alarm will sound and
the temperature display behind the
door will flash. The temperature display
on the outside of the appliance door will
also flash alternately with §%. The set
temperature determines which
temperatures will trigger the alarm.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash:
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not need to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the freezer section, the
alarm stops and the temperature
display behind the door will stops
flashing and stays lit. The display on
the outside of the appliance door will
now show the temperature only.
However, if the noise disturbs you, you
can switch the alarm off before this if
you wish.
– if the freezer section door has been
left open for some time, e.g., in order
to load, re-arrange or remove food.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Door alarm
If one of the doors is left open for more
than approx. 60 seconds, the alarm will
sound and the temperature display on
the outside of the appliance door will
flash alternately with ; (the symbol for
an open door).
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^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
set temperature has been reached.
The display then stops flashing and
stays lit. The alarm system is now
ready should it be needed again.
SuperCool and SuperFreeze
SuperCool
Freezing fresh food
The SuperCool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature),
and is particularly recommended for
rapid chilling of large amounts of fresh
food or drink.
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This helps maintain the
nutritional value, vitamin content,
appearance and taste of the food.
Switching on SuperCool
^ Press the SuperCool button (left-hand
button). The SuperCool indicator light
will come on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
When food takes too long to freeze, it
loses more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
Later, when the food is defrosted, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest pools around the food.
In other words, the food can lose a
considerable degree of moisture.
By contrast, when food is frozen
quickly, the cells have less time to lose
moisture, so they shrink less. Because
there is not so much moisture loss, it is
easier for the food to reabsorb the
water during the defrosting process,
and there is far less pooling around the
defrosted food.
SUPER will show in the temperature
display on the door.
Switching off SuperCool
The SuperCool function will
automatically switch off after approx. 6
hours. The indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue running
at normal power.
To save energy, the SuperCool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the SuperCool button. The
SuperCool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
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SuperCool and SuperFreeze
SuperFreeze
Switching off SuperFreeze
Before putting fresh food into the
freezer section, switch the SuperFreeze
function on.
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer section, the
SuperFreeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 to 60
hours. The SuperFreeze indicator light
will go out, and the appliance will
continue running at normal power.
Exceptions:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing less than 2 kg of fresh
food daily.
Switching on SuperFreeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer section, the SuperFreeze
function should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the
SuperFreeze function should be
switched on 24 hours beforehand.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button
(right-hand button). The SuperFreeze
indicator light will come on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer
section.
In the door display, SUPER will appear
in the temperature display for the
freezer section.
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To save energy, the SuperFreeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button. The
SuperFreeze indicator light will go
out, and the appliance will continue
to operate at normal power.
Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
these different zones when placing
food in the appliance.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
directly above the crispers.
Use this area for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.,
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready-made
meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough and batters,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
this appliance, nor any products
containing propellants (e.g., spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing high-proof alcohol, make
sure it is tightly closed and stored
upright.
If you are storing bottles of oil, or
food containing high levels of fat or
oil, take care not to let the fat or oil
come into contact with plastic
components in the appliance. Fat
and oil can cause stress cracks in
the plastic components.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
Food that should not be stored
in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration.
This includes:
– Fruit and vegetables that are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocados, papayas, passionfruit,
eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and
cucumbers
– Fruit that is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– Some hard cheeses, such as
Parmesan.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Storing food correctly
Unpacked meats and vegetables
Store food covered or packaged. This
will prevent food smells or tastes from
affecting other foods. It also will prevent
food from drying out, and from
cross-contamination of bacteria. The
growth of bacteria, such as salmonella,
can be avoided by setting the correct
temperature and maintaining good
standards of hygiene.
Different types of unpacked meats and
vegetables must be kept separate. To
avoid any microbiological
cross-contamination, these foods must
be separately wrapped if they are to be
stored together.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
However, bear in mind that some types
of vegetables give off a natural gas that
causes surrounding foods to ripen
faster. Some fruit and vegetables react
strongly to this gas and should not be
stored together.
Examples of fruit that produces a
large amount of this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocados and figs.
Examples of fruits and vegetables
that react strongly to this natural gas
are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes,
pears, nectarines and peaches.
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Protein-rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than other foods.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Meat
Meat should be stored loosely covered
in suitable containers or packaging.
Allowing the surface of the meat to dry
slightly helps to prevent the growth of
bacteria. To prevent the risk of bacterial
cross-contamination, meat should not
be allowed to touch other foods.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
Adjusting the bottle rack
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
The bottle rack can be removed easily,
and replaced under one of the other
shelves.
^ Half-way pull out the shelf, together
with the glass-edge lighting, then
raise it or lower it to remove.
^ Keeping the shelf horizontal, slide it
into the required position.
The raised edge should face
downwards.
If the glass shelf becomes
separated from the glass-edge
lighting when it is being removed,
slide the glass-edge lighting out of
the refrigerator horizontally.
Reposition it in the required shelf
level, and then slide the glass shelf
in so that it reconnects with the
glass-edge lighting.
Moving the bottle divider
(may vary by model)
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
Never look directly at the glass-edge
lighting if the glass shelf is not in
place. Caution! Laser
(Laser beam Class 1 M). Do not look
at the glass-edge lighting with
optical instruments.
Adjusting the door shelves
^ Push the door shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
The lighting inside the refrigerator
door cannot be moved.
^ Replace the door shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Freezing fresh food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is listed on the data plate as
“Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs”.
Only freeze fresh food that is in good
condition.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer compartment, check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the best-before date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the
supermarket. The length of time the
food can be kept is reduced if it has
been stored at a temperature warmer
than -18°C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer section as soon
as possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, because it
will lose its nutritional value and spoil
if left for too long. Do not refreeze
defrosted food until after it has been
cooked.
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Tips for freezing fresh food
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry/dough, leftovers,
egg yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be trimmed,
washed, and blanched. To blanch:
bring a large saucepan of water to
the boil, then immerse the
vegetables in rapidly boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on type.
Then drain the vegetables, plunge
them into ice cold water and drain
thoroughly.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
Freezing and storing food
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Cooked food can be lightly
seasoned before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- greaseproof paper
- cellophane
- garbage bags
- plastic shopping bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer wrap
-freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ To help prevent freezer burn, expel
as much air as possible from bags,
etc., before sealing them.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string
- cold-resistant adhesive tape
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
section
^ If you plan to freeze more than 2 kg
of fresh food, the SuperFreeze
function should be swicthed on
ahead of time, before placing the
food in the freezer section (see
"SuperFreeze").
Placing food in the freezer section
Although fresh food can be placed in
any drawer for freezing, it is preferable
to use the upper drawers. Large
quantities can be placed directly on the
glass cold plates to freeze the food
quickly. To do this, first take out one or
several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and glass cold plate
can support a maximum of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the glass cold
plates in the freezer so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as
possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that
already frozen food does not come
into contact with fresh food being
frozen as this could cause the frozen
food to begin to defrost.
Freezer bags and pouches can also
be sealed using a home heat sealing
kit.
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Freezing and storing food
Freezing large items
To freeze a large item such as a turkey
or joint of meat, the glass cold plates
between the freezer drawers can be
removed. To do this:
Use the markers to indicate the type of
food being frozen, and turn the dials to
the appropriate number to indicate the
month the food was first placed in the
freezer.
^ Remove the freezer drawers, and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plate you wish to remove.
Defrosting
Freezer calendar
– in a microwave oven,
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer shows the length of time for
which various foods can be stored.
– in an oven - using the "Fan" or "Defrost"
setting,
In cases where the storage time
indicated on the food packaging
differs, follow the advice on the
packaging.
Marker system for frozen food
Markers serve as a reminder of how
long food has been stored.
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months are
represented on the dials as 1 – 12.
Frozen food can be defrosted in different
ways:
– at room temperature,
– in a refrigerator,
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is especially important to
observe proper hygiene when defrosting
poultry. Never save the liquid from
defrosted poultry. Drain it away and
promptly wash the container, the sink and
your hands. Danger of salmonella
poisoning.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Simply place directly into
boiling water or hot oil. The cooking time
is slightly less than for fresh vegetables.
^ Slide the markers onto the guide
runners on the edge of the drawers.
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Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, because it
will lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Do not refreeze
defrosted food until after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food
Cooling drinks
Cool pack
To quickly cool drinks, it is
recommended to use the SuperCool
function in the refrigerator section.
However, if you choose instead to
place bottles in the freezer section for
rapid cooling, make sure that they are
not left in for more than one hour, as
they could burst.
(may vary by model)
Freezer tray
(may vary by model)
The freezer tray is useful for freezing
small items such as berries, herbs and
vegetables. These can be frozen
individually to maintain their shape
when defrosted.
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer from rising
too quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack in the upper
drawer directly on top of food, or on the
freezer tray to save space. The cool
pack will be at its most effective after it
has been in the freezer for approx. 24
hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the upper drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen, so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
^ Space the food out loosely on the
tray.
^ Hang the tray in one of the upper
freezer drawers.
Leave food for 10 - 12 hours to freeze
thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it to a
freezer bag or suitable container once
frozen. Place the bag or container in
the freezer drawer.
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Making ice cubes (may vary by model)
For the automatic ice cube maker to
operate, it must be connected to the
household water line.
Switching the ice cube maker
ON
^ Switch the freezer ON.
^ Open the top left drawer in the
freezer section.
To ensure that the water pipes are
thoroughly flushed through, you
must not consume the first three
batches of ice from the ice maker.
This applies not only when the
appliance is first being used after
installation, but also if it has been
out of use for a longer period of time
(for example, after being away on
holiday).
Making a large amount of ice cubes
^ Press the ON/OFF button, and the
indicator light will now come on.
^ Close the drawer.
The drawer must be completely shut
for ice cubes to be produced.
After the appliance is turned on for the
very first time, it can take up to 24 hours
for the first ice cubes to drop out of the
ice cube maker and collect in the
drawer. Thereafter, when the ice cube
maker is switched off and then on again
it will take a maximum of 6 hours for ice
to be produced.
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The amount of ice cubes made
depends on the temperature in the
freezer section. The lower the
temperature, the more ice cubes are
produced within a given period of time.
Once the ice cube drawer is full, ice
cube production is automatically
halted.
If you require a large amount of ice
cubes,
^ replace the full ice cube drawer with
the drawer beside it on the right.
Once the empty drawer has been
placed in position and closed properly,
the ice cube maker will begin to
produce new ice cubes again.
Making ice cubes (may vary by model)
Switching OFF the ice cube
maker
If you do not want the appliance to
make any ice cubes, the ice cube
maker can be switched off
independently of the freezer section.
^ Press the ON/OFF button on the ice
cube maker, and the indicator light
will now come on.
If the ice cube maker is switched off,
the ice cube drawer can be used as an
extra drawer for freezing fresh food or
storing frozen food.
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Automatic defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
During normal operation, condensate
and frost can form on the back wall of
the refigerator section. These are
automatically removed by the
appliance during automatic defrosting.
The freezer is equipped with a
"frost-free" system, which automatically
defrosts the freezer section as needed,
to prevent build-up.
The condensate is drained away
through a channel and drain hole, then
fed into an evaporation system at the
back of the appliance.
It is important to keep the
condensate channel and drain hole
clean and free of blockages, so that
the condensate can flow away
properly.
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The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser,
and is automatically defrosted and
evaporated periodically.
This automatic defrosting system keeps
the freezer section permanently
ice-free, while ensuring that the food
stored in the freezer section does not
defrost.
Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda (sodium
carbonate), acids or chemical
solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matte areas to appear.
Stainless steel surfaces can be
treated using a proprietary
conditioning agent for stainless steel
(available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department). Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions (on the
packaging).
Do not let water enter the electronic
unit, the glass-edge lighting, the
door display or the ventilation slits.
When cleaning, do not let water
enter the drainage channel or drain
hole.
Do not use steam-cleaning
equipment to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information that will be
required in the event of a Service
call.
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
both On/Off switches, then unplug it.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.,
shelves, for cleaning.
Cleaning the housing, interior
and accessories
Use warm water with a bit of
dishwashing liquid. Wash all
accessories by hand only. Do not wash
in a dishwasher. However, the butter
dish and the transparent trim at the
front of the glass shelves are
dishwasher safe.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ To make it easier to clean the
refrigerator shelves, you can remove
the trim from the front, and the
glass-edge lighting from the back.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole in the refrigerator section
frequently so that condensate can
drain away unhindered. Use a straw
or similar item to clear the drain as
needed.
^ Clean stainless steel surfaces with a
suitable cleaning agent, according to
the manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging. Do NOT use stainless
steel cleaner on the door display.
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Cleaning and care
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth, then
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the doors
open to air the appliance for a short
while.
The ice cube tray will then rotate into an
angled position, which makes it easier
for cleaning:
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele Spare Parts
Department. The E-Cloth is suitable
for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals.
Cleaning the ice cube tray
(may vary by model)
The ice cubes are formed in a tray
before they are dropped down into the
drawer.
The tray should be cleaned regularly to
remove any stale ice or water.
^ Connect the appliance to the
electricity supply.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker. The indicator light will
come on.
^ Empty the ice cube drawer.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker and hold for approx. 10
seconds (after about 1 second the
ice cube maker will switch off and the
indicator light will go out).
The indicator lamp will flash.
^ Within the next 60 seconds, push the
ice cube drawer in as far as it will go.
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^ Wait until the ice cube tray has
completed this rotation before
continuing.
^ Now take the ice cube drawer out of
the appliance and clean it.
^ Next, clean the ice cube tray with hot
water and a bit of dishwashing liquid.
Rinse thoroughly.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker.
The ice cube tray will return to its
original position.
^ Now put the ice cube drawer back in
the appliance and close it.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again after a
maximum of 6 hours.
If the ice cube maker has not been
used for a while, it is important to
clean the ice cube tray before using
it again.
Cleaning and care
Ventilation slits
After cleaning
^ The ventilation slits should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
^ Return all shelves and accessories to
the refrigerator section.
Door seals
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals, as they will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section, close the doors, and switch
on the refrigerator section and the
freezer section.
^ Switch on the SuperFreeze function
so that the freezer section will cool
down quickly. The indicator light will
come on.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, then wiped
dry with a soft cloth.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
section has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and slide the
drawers back into the freezer section.
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
^ Switch off SuperFreeze by pressing
the SuperFreeze button.
The indicator light will go out.
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance is the heat exchanger, and
should be dusted at least once a year.
A build-up of dust will increase the
energy consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not become broken
or damaged in any way.
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Problem-solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict compliance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer will
not be held responsible for damage
or injury arising from unauthorized
work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Miele Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the refrigerator section or freezer
section does not get cold?
^ Check whether the appliance is
switched on. The temperature display
must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
section or freezer section is too low?
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ SuperFreeze or SuperCool has not
yet switched itself off? The
corresponding indicator light is on,
and SUPER appears in the door
display.
. . . the appliance is kicking on too
frequently and for too long?
^ Check whether the ventilation slits
under the base (plinth) are blocked
or dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become dusty.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and has not been tripped. If it has,
contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together?
. . . the door to the freezer section
will not open because it has been
opened and closed too many times in
succession?
. . . light-coloured lines appear in the
door display?
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes, then try again. It should
now open without force.
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Use a blunt instrument, e.g., a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to pry it apart
carefully.
^ The appliance may have been
disconnected from the electricity
supply briefly.
This is not a fault. The light-coloured
lines will disappear after a while.
Problem-solving guide
If the appliance was not disconnnected
from the electricity supply and the
light-coloured lines do not disappear,
contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the door display does not light
up?
. . . the alarm sounds, the
temperature display for the freezer
section is flashing, and §% is
flashing in the door display?
^ Check that the plug connector
between the appliance door and the
appliance is working properly:
The freezer section temperature has
risen above the set temperature
because
^ the freezer section door has been
opened too frequently, or large
amounts of fresh food have been put
in at once for freezing.
^ Check whether the appliance is
switched on.
– Disconnect the appliance from the
electricity supply.
– Open the door to the refrigerator
section.
– Remove the cover from the bearing
block.
^ the ventilation slits are blocked.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
Once the problem has been resolved,
the freezer section temperature
indicator light will stop flashing and the
alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display(s)?
Check the temperature displays about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. The display will not show
any temperature until the temperature
in the appliance has reached a certain
level.
. . . one of the display areas in the
door display is not lit up?
This is not a fault. The corresponding
section of the appliance is switched off.
– Check the plug connector.
– Refit the cover over the bearing
block.
– Reconnect the appliance to the
mainn electricity supply.
If the appliance is switched on and the
plug connector is working properly, but
the door display is still not lit up, there
is a fault. Call the Service Department.
. . . "F1" to "F5" appear in the
temperature display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
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Problem-solving guide
. . . § appears in the door display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display, and < appears in the door
display.
The freezer section has become too
warm at some point during the past few
days, because of a power interruption.
^ Press the alarm off button while "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section during the power cut.
Depending on the temperature
displayed, you should check the
condition of food in the freezer. If food
has defrosted or started to defrost,
check that it is still safe to use, and if
so, use it as quickly as possible. Do not
refreeze defrosted food unless it has
been cooked.
The warmest temperature will appear in
the display for about 1 minute, followed
by the current temperature in the
freezer section.
. . . you cannot switch the ice cube
maker on?
^ Check whether the appliance is
connected to the electricity supply.
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. . . the ice cube maker is not
producing any ice cubes?
^ Was the water inlet pipe primed
(purged of air) by a qualified
technician before the appliance was
used for the first time?
^ Check whether the ice cube maker is
switched on.
^ Check whether the freezer section is
switched on.
^ Check whether the stopcock is open.
^ Check that the ice cube drawer has
been closed properly.
Remember that it can take up to 24
hours until the first ice cubes are
produced.
. . . the indicator light on the ice cube
maker is flashing?
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . the SuperFreeze or SuperCool
indicator light is not lit up, although
the appliance is working and SUPER
appears in the door display.
The indicator light is defective. Call the
Service Department.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off?
The safety lock has been activated.
Problem-solving guide
. . . the interior lighting or the door
lighting is not working?
^ The refrigerator section door may
have been left open for too long.
The lighting automatically switches
off after the door has been open for
approx. 15 minutes.
If the door to the refrigerator section
has been open for less than 15
minutes, and the lighting does not work,
then there is a fault. Call the Miele Service Department.
Do not use force to open the
glass-edge lighting. Danger of
injury.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is
wet?
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If, after following these suggestions,
you still cannot remedy the fault,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door(s) while waiting for
the technician to arrive.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them?
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise
may get louder for brief periods, whenever the motor kicks in.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds occur whenever the thermostat switches the
motor on or off.
Sssrrrrr....
In multi-zone and frost-free appliances, the movement of air
circulating through the appliance can sometimes just barely be
heard.
Please bear in mind that a certain amount of noise is unavoidable (from the
compressor, and the coolant circulating through the system).
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Balance the appliance using a level,
and by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance, or placing something underneath them.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets, or shelves are unstable or sticking:Check all
removable items and refit them correctly.
Bottles or containers are unstable or knocking against each
other: Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of the
appliance: Remove the clips.
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After-sales service
In the event of a fault that you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is shown on
the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Plumbing (may vary by model)
The machine must be connected to
the water supply by a licensed
plumber in accordance with local
and national regulations. The water
being used should have the drinking
water standards of the respective
country where the machine is used.
Connecting to the water
supply
^ Disconnect the machine from the
electrical supply.
– All units and systems used to deliver
the water to the appliance must
conform with the requirements of the
respective country.
– The machine is designed to be
plumbed to a cold water connection.
– The on-site water line must have a
water valve to turn the water off if
needed. If not present, have a water
valve installed by a licensed
plumber.
– The water valve must be accessible
after installation.
– Water pressure on-site:
Minimum: 14.5 psi
Maximum: 145 psi, if higher, install a
pressure reduction valve.
– Suitable 1/4" tubing or copper piping
must be supplied for plumbing.
– To ensure the best ice cube quality,
the maximum length of the tubing or
copper pipe should not exceed 4 ft.
11" (1.5 m). If too much water
remains in the tubing the quality
could be affected.
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^ Remove the cover cap a from the
solenoid valve b.
^ Install the compression fitting c with
the sealing ring d on the solenoid
valve b.
^ Attach the copper line e to the
compression fitting c.
^ Secure the copper line to the
appliance using cable clips f.
Plumbing (may vary by model)
^ Open the valve for water supply and
check entire water system for leaks.
Before using the appliance for the first
time, a licensed plumber should bleed
air from the system.
^ Please use caution.
^ Slide the appliance into the desired
position.
After a maximum of 24 hours the first
ice cubes will drop out of the ice
cube maker and collect in the
drawer.
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Electrical information
The appliance is delivered ready for
connection to a 60 Hz, 115 V power
supply. It is only suitable for plugging
into a properly grounded socket that
complies with regulations. The
appliance must only be plugged into a
wiring system that complies with the
local Electrical Code.
The fuse must be rated at least 10 A.
Ideally, the socket should be next to the
appliance and easily accessible. Do
not connect the appliance to the power
supply by an extension cord. Extension
cords do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (danger of
overheating, for example).
If any changes are needed to the
household wiring or power supply, this
must be performed by a qualified
electrician only.
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Installation information
Do not place any items that produce
heat on top of the appliance (such
as a toaster or microwave). This will
increase the amount of energy the
appliance consumes.
Climate range
Room temperature
SN
+10 °C to +32 °C
(50 F to 90 F)
+16 °C to +32 °C
(61 F to 90 F)
+18 °C to +38 °C
(64 F to 100 F)
+18 °C to +43 °C
(64 F to 109)
N
ST
T
This fridge/freezer should not be
placed in a side-by-side formation
with a second model. Because the
appliance does not have heated
side walls, a side-by-side
arrangement can lead to the
build-up of condensation water.
Contact your dealer for advice.
Location
The appliance should not be installed
directly next to a heat source (such as
a stove/oven or a radiator), or in direct
sunlight. The higher the adjacent
temperature, the more energy the
appliance requires to keep cool.
Choose a dry, well-ventilated room for
installation.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within a certain temperature range
(room temperature), and should not be
used outside this range. The climate
range is stated on the model plate
inside the appliance.
If the room is too cold, it will cause the
cooling system in the appliance to
switch off for too long. This can cause
the internal temperature to rise.
Proper ventilation
The air behind the appliance gets
warm. In order to ensure adequate
ventilation, you must ensure that the
vents are not covered or blocked in any
way. Also, the vents must be
dusted/cleaned on a regular basis.
Installation
^ First remove any cable clips from the
rear of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts on the rear the
appliance are free to move. Remove
any obstructions.
^ Gently slide the appliance into the
desired location. The rear of the
appliance can be directly against the
wall.
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Installation information
Adjustments
^ Use the flat wrench provided to
adjust the feet as needed, so that the
appliance is even all around.
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied with a
right-hand hinge. If left-hand door
hinging is required, follow the
instructions below.
Check that the appliance has been
disconnected from the electricity
supply and unplugged. Danger of
electric shock.
To change the door hinging, you will
need various sizes of Torx
screwdrivers, a pair of flat-nosed
pliers and a wrench.
Removing the door handles:
First, the side sections of the handles
must be removed:
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back, creating a
gap d between side section b and
mounting plate c.
^ Place a suitable object (e.g., a spoon
handle) in gap d, and slowly pry the
handle towards the door.
Be careful not to let the "spoon
handle" slip, causing damage to the
appliance.
The side section b can now be
removed.
^ Pull side section b out of the guides
on the mounting plate.
^ Loosen the 4 screws in the mounting
plate, and remove the handle.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
Removing the freezer section door:
^ Carefully pry off cover a using a
screwdriver.
^ With the appliance door closed,
unscrew lower hinge bracket b and
then take the door down and off.
^ Refit cover cap d on the opposite
side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Using a wrench, unscrew the hinge
pins from hinge bracket b, and refit
all hinge parts c in the hinge bracket
on the opposite side.
Removing the refrigerator section
door:
^ Open the plug holder out towards
you, and use it to pull the plug out.
^ Remove the bearing block cover on
top of the appliance. To do this:
Using a screwdriver, carefully pry the
bearing block cover off from behind.
^ Open the door to the refrigerator
section.
^ Pull the cable carefully upwards from
behind the bearing block.
^ Close the refrigerator section door.
^ Remove the cover (see illustration).
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Changing the door hinging
^ Fit the spacer bushings at the back
of the bearing block on the opposite
side.
^ Remove the two screws from the top
of the bearing block.
^ Screw the bearing block onto the
opposite side.
^ Swing the door out to the side, then
lift it up and off.
Refitting the parts:
^ Unscrew bearing block e.
^ Pull the grey cover on the bearing
block forwards (1) and push it into
the other side of the bearing block
(2).
^ Remove cover f.
^ Refit cover f on the opposite side by
turning it 180° and then pushing it in
from the side. Netx, turn the earthing
contact g around and fit it on the
opposite side, too.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting parts in the upper appliance
door:
Exchange cover h in the middle of the
appliance with hinge bracket i. To do
this:
^ Unscrew cover h and hinge bracket
i.
^ Pull bearing bushing k upwards out
of the hinge bracket and then pull
hinge pin j downwards and off.
^ Pull the bearing bushing approx. 2
cm out of the door (1).
^ Using a screwdriver, carefully
remove the covers from both sides
(2).
^ Turn the cover and bracket around
and screw them securely into the
opposite side.
^ Replace bearing bushing k into
hinge bracket i from above and
then push hinge pin j, long side
first, from below into the hinge
bracket.
Important: When fitting the bearing
bushing and the hinge pin, make
sure that they both fit correctly in the
hinge bracket.
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^ Loosen both screws in the insert (see
arrows).
Changing the door hinging
gap between it and the top of the
door.
Refitting the appliance doors:
^ Fit the stoppers into the top of the
freezer section door.
^ Using flat-nosed pliers, carefully pull
the insert out together with the entire
cable loop.
Do not pull on the cable to remove
the insert - you could damage it!
^ Hang the lower door on hinge pin j
and then close the appliance door.
^ Remove the stoppers and replace
them on the opposite side.
^ Fit lower hinge bracket b in the door
bearing bushing of the lower door.
Then screw it securely to the
housing.
^ Refit cover a.
^ Replace the cable loop and insert on
the opposite side.
^ Fit the top appliance door onto
middle hinge pin j.
^ Screw the insert securely into
position.
^ Open the door.
^ Fit the covers back onto both sides.
Cover A (marked on the underside of
the cover) goes on the side with the
cable, Cover B on the other side!
^ Push the bearing bushing securely
into position until there is almost no
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Changing the door hinging
^ Secure the appliance door to the
bearing block using both top screws.
Push the bearing bushing up to the
bearing block until the screws
connect with the thread.
^ The cable should lie close to the
guides in the bearing block.
^ Open the door to the refrigerator
section.
^ Connect the cable plug in the
appliance and fold the holder back to
the side.
^ Place the cable behind the bearing
block.
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Changing the door hinging
Mounting plate c must be positioned
on the side of the door so that when the
door is closed it is flush with the side of
the appliance.
If this is not the case
^ tighten the two grub screws a with
the Allen key provided, until mounting
plate c lines up correctly.
^ Push the cover back over the plugs
and the bearing block.
^ Clip the bearing block cover back
into position at the top of the
appliance.
Refitting the handles:
Please make sure to carefully follow
the instructions below when you refit
the handle. The door seal will be
damaged if the handle is fitted
incorrectly.
^ Then tighten all 4 fixing screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
It is important to check that the side
section of the handle d does not
come into contact with the door seal
when opening the door, as this
would damage the door seal
permanently.
If, after you have refitted the handle,
you find that the side section does
touch the door seal when the door is
opened:
^ Realign mounting plate c with grub
screws a until the mounting plate
and the side section of the handle d
are at the correct angle and the side
section does not touch the seal when
the door is opened.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
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Installing the appliance
The air intake and outlet must not be
blocked or covered in any way. They
also need to be dusted/cleaned on a
regular basis.
If the appliance is installed next to a
wall c, a gap of approx. 50 mm (2") is
needed on the hinge side between the
wall and the appliance b, so that the
appliance doors can be completely
open, with space for the handle.
The appliance can be installed in any
kitchenette. To match the appliance to
the height of the kitchenette, a suitable
adapter cabinet a can be installed
over the appliance.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm (2")
depth must be left behind the
applicance. The gap between the
appliance/adapter cabinet and the
room ceiling must be at least 40 mm
(1 9/16"), so that warm air can escape
without obstruction. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, which
results in increased energy
consumption. The greater the
ventilation cross-section, the more
energy-efficient the appliance can be.
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