Miele KFN 8993 SDE ED Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Fridge freezer
KFN 8992 SD ed
KFN 8993 SDE ed
en - CA
To avoid the risk of personal injury or damage
to the appliance, it is essential that you read
these operating instructions before installing
the appliance or using it for the first time.
M.-Nr. 06 926 030
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety information and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching the appliance ON and OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Refigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching off for extended periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The right temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Automatic cold air circulation (DynaCool) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Changing the temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the alarm system ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the alarm OFF early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using Super Cool and Super Freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Super Cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Super Freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Food that should not be stored in a refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Unpackaged meat and produce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
High-protein foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Contents
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hints for home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Defrosting frozen foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cooling drinks quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using the cool pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Making ice cubes (may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the exterior, interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the ice cube tray* (*may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the exterior coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the exterior coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Troubleshooting . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
After-sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Plumbing (may vary by model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Connecting to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Electrical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Proper ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Description of the appliance
a ON/OFF button for the refrigerator
section
f ON/OFF button for the freezer
section
b Temperature display for the
refigerator section
g Temperature display for the freezer
section
c Temperature selector buttons for the
refigerator section
(+ for warmer; - for colder)
h Temperature selector buttons for the
freezer section
(+ for warmer; - for colder)
d Super Cool button and indicator light
i Super Freeze button and indicator
light
e Safety lock indicator light
j Alarm button
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Description of the appliance
a Butter and cheese compartment
b Interior lighting
c Dynamic cooling fan
d Egg tray
e Shelves
f Door shelves
g Condensate channel and drain hole
h Bottle shelf
i Produce bins
j Bottle stand*
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
Disposing of the packing
materials
Disposing of your old
appliance
The packing materials help protect the
appliance during transport. They have
been selected from environmentally
responsible materials and are intended
to be recycled.
Even when you are ready to dispose of
it, most electric and electronic
equipment still contains useful materials
that can be recovered. It may also
contain harmful substances that were
necessary for safe use. Improperly
disposing of these items in your
household waste can be harmful to
your health and the environment. This is
why it is important NEVER to dispose of
your old appliance in your regular
household waste.
By recycling, you help conserve raw
materials and reduce waste. The
packing materials can be returned to
your dealer.
Instead, please contact your local
community waste collection and
recycling centre for electric and
electronic appliances.
While the appliance is being
transported (or stored for transport),
please take care not to damage the
pipework at the back and bottom. By
protecting the pipework, you help keep
the coolants and compressor oil from
contaminating the environment.
If the appliance is being stored for
disposal, please make sure it poses no
danger to children (remove the door,
and store appliance on side to prevent
tipping).
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Safety information and warnings
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
applicable safety laws and
regulations. However, improper use
can result in personal injury and
material damage. These operating
instructions contain important
information on the safe installation,
operation, and care of your
appliance. To avoid the risk of
personal injury or damage to the
appliance, is is important that you
carefully read the instructions. Keep
them 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 food and drinks, for
freezing fresh food, for storing frozen
food, and for making ice. Any other use
is not permitted, and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer will not
be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect use of any kind.
~ 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.
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when there is proper grounding that
complies with applicable safety
regulations. Is is very important to make
sure that this essential safety
requirement is met. If there is any doubt
about the grounding of your household
wiring system, have it inspected by a
qualified electrician. The manufacturer
will not be held liable for damages
resulting from an inadequate grounding
system (for example, electric shock).
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Safety information and warnings
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
installation and operating instructions.
~ To protect the refrigerator from
Water supply line (may vary by model)
~ The manufacturer will not be held
liable for damages resulting from a
faulty water supply line connection.
possible damage, take care that it
always remains in an upright position.
Any time it is moved or installed, always
let it stand for 30 to 60 minutes before
plugging it in. This allows the coolant
and lubricant to settle down, which is
essential for proper operation.
~ Only qualified professionals should
~ This appliance is not designed for
use in non-stationary locations (for
example, on ships). However, this use
may be possible if a qualified specialist
determines that the appliance can be
used safely in the location in question.
~ The fridge/freezer must be
~ Only suitably qualified professionals
should perform installation work,
maintenance, and repairs on this
appliance.
~ Do not handle frozen items when
~ To eliminate the risk of electric
shock, one of the following conditions
must apply:
~ Never put ice or popsicles in your
– the appliance has been unplugged
from the socket. To unplug, pull
carefully on the plug, NOT on the
cord.
– the main breaker for the house wiring
system is completely shut off.
– the screw-out fuse is completely
unscrewed and removed.
~ 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).
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connect the applicance to the
household water line, or perform any
repairs on the icemaker.
~ The ice cube maker is not intended
to be used with a hot water supply line.
disconnected from the power supply
before the appliance is connected to
the household water line.
Use
your hands are wet. Your hands could
freeze to the item(s). Danger - frost
burn!
mouth immediately after taking them
out of the freezer - your lips or tongue
could freeze to the item(s). Danger frost burn!
~ Never re-freeze partially or
completely thawed food. Defrosted
food should be used promptly, before it
loses nutritional value or spoils.
However, once it has been cooked,
thawed food can be frozen again.
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance, or products with
flammable propellants (spray cans, for
example). Sparking can occur when the
thermostat switches on, causing any
flammable gasses to explode.
Safety information and warnings
~ Do not operate any electrical
devices in the appliance (soft ice
cream maker, for example). This could
cause sparking. Danger of explosion!
~ High proof alcohol should be stored
upright, in tightly closed bottles in the
refrigerator section. Danger of
explosion!
~ Do not store cans or bottles in the
freezer that contain carbonated
beverages or liquids that could freeze.
The cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury, and danger of
appliance damage!
~ Bottles that are put in the freezer for
quick cooling must be removed within
one hour. Otherwise, they could burst.
Danger of injury, and danger of
appliance damage!
~ Eating food past the expiry date can
cause food poisoning. Shelf life
depends on many factors, including the
quality of the food, how fresh it is, and
the storage temperature. Always
observe the manufacturer’s
recommended storage conditions and
expiry dates.
~ Never use a sharp-edged object to
– remove frost or ice,
– or to free frozen items or ice trays
from the freezer.
This will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place candles or electric
heaters in the appliance to defrost it.
This can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers. They may contain substances
that can damage the plastic, or that
could cause a build-up of potentially
explosive gasses and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals, because they can cause
the seals to deteriorate over time.
~ If you store oily or greasy foods in
the appliance, make sure that no oil or
grease spills onto the plastic parts. This
can cause the plastic to crack and
break.
~ Do not block the ventilation slits,
because this interferes with proper air
supply to the appliance. This in turn
causes increased demand for
electricity, and may also result in
damage to appliance parts.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within a certain temperature range
(room temperature), and should not be
used outside this range. The climate
range for your appliance is printed on
the information plate inside the
appliance. If the room temperature is
too cold, this will cause the appliance
to switch off for longer periods of time,
with the result that it cannot maintain
the required internal temperature.
~ Never use a steam cleaner to
defrost or clean the appliance.
Pressurized steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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Safety information and warnings
Disposing of your old
appliance
~ Before disposing of your old
fridge/freezer, first make sure that the
door latch or lock is unusable. This will
prevent children from accidentally
locking themselves in, which could
place them at risk of death.
~ Obsolete appliances should have
the cable cut off and the plug made
unusable.
~ Take care not to damage any part of
the cooling system, for example by
– puncturing the coolant channels in
the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Caution: Coolant can cause eye
damage - protect yourself from
splashes.
The manufacturer will not be held
liable for damage caused by failure
to comply with the Safety information
and warnings.
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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
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),
^ 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 ;.
^ Now, by pressing the set temperature
buttons, you can choose between ;
0 and ; 1:
0 Safety lock is deactivated,
1: Safety lock is activated.
^ clean the appliance out, and
^ leave the doors ajar, to air the
appliance.
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.
^ To save the setting, press the super
freeze button.
When the safety lock is activated, the
safety lock indicator light will read X.
^ 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.
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The right temperature
It is important to set the right
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. If food is not stored at the
right temperature, bacteria can multiply
rapidly, causing the food to spoil. This
can be prevented by selecting the right
temperature. Temperature affects the
rate at which bacteria can multiply, and
reducing the temperature can slow
down this process.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise for the following reasons:
– if you open the door frequently, or
keep it open too long,
. . . in the freezer
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for longer periods of time,
the temperature needs to be at least
-18 °C (0 F). At this temperature, most
bacteria stop growing. However, if the
temperature rises above -10 °C (14 F),
the bacteria can become active, which
will make the food start to deteriorate.
This is why any partially or completely
thawed food must never be refrozen
until it has been cooked. High cooking
temperatures will kill most bacteria.
– if you put food in it that is too warm,
Setting the temperature in the
refrigerator and freezer
sections
– if the room temperature is too high.
The appliance is designed for use
within a certain temperature range
(room temperature), and should not
be used outside this range.
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and the freezer section are set
independently, using the buttons to the
right and left of the temperature
displays.
– if you put too much food in it,
. . . in the refigerator
Press the
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
(39 F) in the refrigerator section.
Automatic cold air circulation
(DynaCool)
Whenever the refrigerator section
switches on for cooling, the fan is
automatically switched on as well. This
ensures that cold air is evenly
distributed throughout the refigerator,
so that all the food stored inside will be
chilled to approximately the same
temperature.
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+ button: to increase the temperature
(it gets warmer)
- button: to decrease the temperature
(it gets colder)
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
The right temperature
When you press the buttons, you will
see the following changes in the
display:
possible for the appliance to reach the
lowest temperature.
– When first pressed: The last
temperature selected flashes.
Temperature displays
– Each subsequent press of the
button: adjusts the temperature in
increments of 1 °C / 1 F.
– Holding down the button will
continue to adjust the temperature.
Approximately 5 seconds after you
release the button, the current actual
temperature of the refrigerator or
freezer will automatically be shown.
If you have changed the temperature,
you will need to wait approx. 6 hours if
the appliance is not very full, or approx.
24 hours if it is full, before checking the
temperature display again, because it
will take this long for the display to
show an accurate temperature. If, after
this amount of time, the temperature is
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be selected from
within the following ranges:
– in the refrigerator section from 2 °C
to 11 °C (36 to 52 F)
– in the freezer section from -14 °C to
-26°C (8 to -15 F)
During normal operation, the
temperature display shows 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, (below 0 °C (32 F) for
the refrigerator section; above 0 °C
(32 F) for the freezer), you will see
flashing bars in the temperature
displays.
The temperature displays flash under
the following conditions:
– whenever a different temperature is
being set,
– whenever the temperature in the
appliance has risen by several
degrees, indicating that the
appliance is warming up too much.
This short-term loss of cooling is no
cause for concern in the following
cases:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, for example to take out or
put in a large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
The room temperature and the
installation location can affect the time it
takes for the appliance to drop to the
coldest temperature. If the room
temperature is too high, it may not be
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The right temperature
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C (0 F) for a longer period
of time, you will need to check to make
sure that any frozen food has not
started to defrost. Any food that has
started to thaw must be used as soon
as possible!
^ To save the setting, press the super
freeze button.
^ To exit from set mode, press the
ON/OFF button for the freezer
section.
Otherwise, it will automatically return to
normal mode after approx. 2 minutes.
Temperature display brightness
When the appliance is delivered, the
default brightness for the temperature
display is on the lowest setting.
Whenever the door is opened or the
alarm is triggered, the temperature
display will become very bright for
approx. 1 minute.
You can adjust the brightness as
follows:
^ Hold down the superfreeze button for
approx. 5 seconds.
Changing the temperature display
The temperature can be displayed in
either Celsius or Fahrenheit. When the
appliance is switched on for the first
time, or after a power failure, the
temperature display and setting display
for the refrigerator will show the set
temperature for five seconds, in either
degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.
After this, the actual temperature is
displayed.
Changing the temperature display
(Celsius/Fahrenheit):
To change the temperature display,
The indicator light for the superfreeze
button flashes and the temperature
display shows ;.
^ hold down both the alarm button and
the down button for the refrigerator
temperature, for seven seconds.
^ Keep pressing one of the set
temperature buttons until you see ^
in the display.
The set temperature display will blink
six times.
^ Now press the superfreeze button
again.
The display will show ^.
^ Now you can use the set temperature
buttons to adjust the brightness of
the display. You can choose a
brightness level from 1 to 5, where
1 is the least bright, and
5 is the most bright.
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^ Now, while the temperature display is
blinking, hold down the alarm button
and use the down button for the
refrigerator temperature to change
the temperature display (Celsius or
Fahrenheit).
Once you have changed the selection,
the temperature display will blink six
times. Then both temperature displays
will show the actual temperature.
Alarm
The appliance is equipped with an
alarm system to ensure that the
temperature in the freezer section does
not rise unnoticed, and to avoid energy
being wasted if the door is left open.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature becomes too warm,
an alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash. The
temperature the appliance is set at will
determine when the alarm is triggered.
The alarm will sound and the display
will flash under the following conditions:
– whenever too much warm air flows
into the appliance, for example when
food is being loaded, re-arranged, or
taken out.
– whenever large amounts of food are
being frozen at once.
– whenever there has been a lengthy
interruption of the power supply.
Door alarm
Switching the alarm system
ON
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 signal stops and the temperature
display stops blinking. If the alarm
signal bothers you, it can be switched
off early.
^ Press the alarm off button. The alarm
signal will stop. The temperature
display will continue to blink until the
set temperature has been reached.
The display then stops blinking, and
shows a steady reading. At this point,
the alarm system is ready again if
needed.
If the appliance door is left open for
longer than approx. 60 seconds, the
alarm signal will sound.
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Using Super Cool and Super Freeze
Super Cool
Freezing fresh food
The Super Cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible, so that the nutritional
value, vitamin content, appearance,
and taste are retained.
Switching Super Cool ON
Super Cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
^ Press the Super Cool button, and the
indicator light will come on. The
appliance will now work at full power
to lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
Switching Super Cool OFF
The Super Cool function automatically
switches off after approx. 6 hours. The
indicator light turns off, and the
appliance continues running at normal
power.
To save energy, the Super Cool
function can be switched off once the
food and/or drinks are sufficiently
chilled.
^ Press the Super Cool button, and the
indicator light will now go out.
The appliance now continues running
at normal power.
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When food takes a long time to freeze,
water leaks out of the cells, which then
shrink. Later, when the food is
defrosted, only a portion of this water is
reabsorbed into the cells. This means
that slowly frozen food loses a lot of its
moisture. You can recognize this if a
large pool of water collects around the
food as it thaws.
By contrast, if the food is frozen quickly,
the cells have less time to lose
moisture, so they shrink less. Also,
because a smaller amount of moisture
is lost, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process. This can be recognized by
the relatively small pool of water around
the food.
Using Super Cool and Super Freeze
Super Freeze
Switching Super Freeze OFF
For best results, switch on the Super
Freeze function before putting fresh
food into the freezer.
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer, the Super Freeze
function will automatically switch off
after approx. 30 to 60 hours. The
indicator light turns off, and the
appliance continues running at normal
power, which saves energy.
Exceptions:
– if you are loading frozen food into the
freezer.
– if you are not loading more than 2kg
fresh food into the freezer per day.
Switching Super Freeze ON
The Super Freeze function should be
switched on 6 hours before you wish
to place small to medium quantities of
fresh food in the freezer. However, if
you are planning to load the maximum
amount of food into the freezer, the
Super Freeze function should be
switched on 24 hours beforehand.
^ Press the Super Freeze button on the
right, and the indicator light will come
on. The appliance will now work at
full power to lower the temperature in
the freezer section.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
The natural circulation of air throughout
the appliance creates different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold air is heavier, so it sinks to the
lowest section of the appliance. Take
advantage of these different zones
when you choose where to place food
in the appliance.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. You can use this area to
store butter (to keep it spreadable), and
cheese (to keep its flavour).
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance, or products with
flammable propellants (spray cans,
for example). Danger of explosion! If
you store oily or greasy foods in the
appliance door, make sure that no
oil or grease spills onto the plastic
parts. This can cause the plastic to
crack and break. Do not allow food
to touch the rear wall of the
appliance, because it may freeze to
the wall.
Food that should not be stored
in a refrigerator
Some foods are not suitable for storing
in the refrigerator. Here are some
examples:
– fish, meat, poultry,
– Fruit and vegetables that are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocados, papaya, passion fruit,
eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and
cucumbers.
– deli meats, store-bought meals,
– Fruit that is not yet ripe.
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– Potatoes.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, such as:
– fresh bread dough, pastry dough,
cake batters,
– raw milk cheeses and other raw milk
dairy products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a best-before label
that specifies a temperature of at
least 4 °C (39 F).
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– Some hard cheeses (for example,
Parmesan).
Using the refrigerator efficiently
Storing food correctly
Unpackaged meat and produce
Store food covered or packaged. This
will prevent smells or tastes from
affecting other foods. It will also keep
foods from drying out, and will help
prevent cross-contamination of any
bacteria. The growth of bacteria, such
as salmonella, can be avoided by
setting the correct temperature and
maintaining good standards of hygiene.
Unpackaged meat and produce should
be separated. If you plan to store them
together, they should be packaged
before being placed in the appliance.
This helps to prevent contamination.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the vegetable bins. However,
you should bear in mind that some
types of vegetables give off a natural
gas that speeds up ripening and
spoiling. Other fruit and vegetables
react strongly to this natural gas, and
should not be stored together in the
same bin.
Some fruits that produce a large
amount of this natural gas are:
High-protein foods
Please note that high-protein foods
spoil more quickly. This means that
shellfish spoils faster than fish, and fish
spoils faster than meat.
Meat
Meat should be stored unpackaged
(with the wrappers/containers open.)
This will cause the surface to dry, which
helps control germs and keeps the
meat fresher longer. Also, make sure to
keep different types of meat in separate
containers - they should not come in
contact. This will help prevent
cross-contamination and spoiling.
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocados, and figs.
Some fruits and vegetables that react
strongly to this natural gas given off
by other fruits and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel
sprouts, mangoes, honeydew melon,
apples, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes,
pears, nectarines, and peaches.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Lift the front of the shelf upward, pull
the shelf out halfway, then move it
upward or downward to remove it.
^ With the rear barrier facing upwards,
place the shelf at the desired
position. The rear barrier must face
upwards to prevent food from
touching the back of the appliance
and freezing to it.
Split shelf
In order to accomodate tall items in the
appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be gently
pushed under the rear section.
^ Lift the front half of the glass shelf
slightly, then slide it carefully under
the rear half.
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Adjusting the door shelves /
bottle shelf
^ Push the door shelf / bottle shelf
upward, then remove it by pulling it
forward.
^ Replace the door shelf / bottle shelf
at the desired position. Make sure
that it is securely pushed back into
position.
Adjusting 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.
Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Home freezing
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 within a 24-hour period is
listed on the model plate, as "Freezing
capacity ...kg/24 h".
Only freeze food that is fresh and in
good condition.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, make sure to check:
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the expiry date
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored by the shop. If
the food is being stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C (0
F), this reduces the length of time it
can be kept.
^ Buy frozen food at the very end of
your shopping trip, and wrap it in
newspaper or use a cool box or bag
to transport it.
^ Place frozen food in the freezer immediately upon returning home.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely defrosted food.
However, once defrosted food has
been thoroughly cooked, you may
freeze it again.
Hints for home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for home freezing: fresh
meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, baked goods, leftovers,
egg yolks, egg whites, and most
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing: grapes, lettuce,
radishes, sour cream, mayonnaise,
eggs in the shell, onions, whole raw
apples and pears.
– To retain colour, taste, and vitamin C,
vegetables should be trimmed,
washed, and blanched. To blanch,
immerse the vegetables in rapidly
boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. This
can be done in small batches if you
prefer. Remove (with a slotted spoon
or colander) and plunge into a bowl
or pot of ice water to cool quickly.
Transfer to a colander and drain,
then pack for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, cutlets, and
steaks from sticking together in solid
blocks, separate them with a sheet of
plastic freezer film, parchment
paper, or wax paper.
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Freezing and storing food
– Do not salt or season raw foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Cooked food may be
seasoned lightly before freezing, but
note that some spices change taste
when frozen.
– Do not place very warm or hot foods
in the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and
considerably increases energy
consumption.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing materials are:
plastic freezer film, freezer bags
(polyethylene), aluminum foil, freezer
containers.
Unsuitable packing materials are:
kraft paper, parchment paper,
cellophane, garbage bags, plastic
shopping bags.
^ Expel as much air as possible from
the package before sealing, to help
prevent freezer burn on the food.
^ Close the packaging tightly, with:
rubber bands, plastic clips, string,
bag ties, or freezer tape.
Polyethylene freezer bags can also
be sealed using home sealing kits.
^ Mark the package to indicate the
contents and the date of freezing.
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Before placing food in the freezer
^ When you are planning to freeze
large amounts of fresh food (more
than 2kg), switch on the super freeze
function ahead of time (see the
instructions for "super freeze").
Placing food in the freezer
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer section, but the
upper drawer is preferable.
Larger items or quantities can be
placed directly on the glass shelves,
where they will freeze more quickly,
which gives better results. To free up
the shelves, the freezer drawers can be
removed.
Each freezer drawer and glass shelf
has a maximum load capacity of
25kg.
^ Spread the food to be frozen across
the entire bottom of the freezer
drawer or across the glass shelves,
so that it will freeze through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ When placing items in the freezer,
make sure the packaging and
containers are dry, to keep them from
sticking together when frozen.
Freezing and storing food
When freezing, make sure that
already frozen food does not come
into contact with fresh food being
frozen, because this could cause
the frozen food to begin to defrost.
indicate the month the food was first
placed in the freezer.
Defrosting frozen foods
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
Freezer calendar
– in a microwave,
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer lists the maximum
recommended storage times for various
types of fresh-frozen food.
– in a regular oven, using the "fan" or
"defrost" setting,
However, for packaged foods, you
should follow the best-before
recommendatons listed on the wrapper.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (as it thaws, the
frozen food will help cool the other
food in the refrigerator),
– in a Miele Steam Oven.
Marker system for frozen food
Markers help remind you how long food
has been stored.
Flat pieces of partially thawed meat or
fish can be placed directly into a hot
pan.
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months from 1
to 12 are marked on the dials.
Fruit can be thawed at room
temperature, either in the packaging or
in a covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. You can place them directly
in simmering water or hot oil. Because
of changes to the cell structure, the
cooking time is slightly shorter than for
fresh vegetables.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely defrosted food.
However, once defrosted food has
been thoroughly cooked, you may
freeze it again.
^ From the edge of each drawer, slide
the markers onto the guide runners.
Use the markers to indicate the type of
food being frozen, and turn the dial to
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Freezing and storing food
Cooling drinks quickly
To cool drinks quickly, switch on the
super cool function. If you choose to
place them in the freezer instead, do
not leave them in longer than 1 hour, or
they could burst.
Using the cool pack
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. The cool
pack will be at its most effective after it
has been in the freezer for
approximately 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the upper drawer, to help keep the
food cold for as long as possible.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the already frozen food, 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.
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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 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,
The drawer must be completely shut
for ice cubes to be produced.
^ replace the full ice cube drawer with
the drawer beside it on the right.
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.
Once the empty drawer has been
placed in position and closed properly,
the ice cube maker will begin to
produce new ice cubes again.
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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
Refigerator 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.
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.
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Cleaning and care
Never use abrasive cleaners on the
appliance, or products that contain
acids, bases, or chemical solvents.
Note that "non-abrasive" cleaners
are also unsuitable, because they
can cause matte patches to appear.
For all stainless steel surfaces, use a
special product (which is available
through customer service). Make
sure that no water gets into the
electronic unit or into the light. Do
not let any cleaning water get into
the condensate channel or drain
hole. Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit. Never remove
the model plate inside the
appliance. It contains important
information that is required in the
event of a service call.
Before cleaning
^ Use the on/off button to switch the
appliance off, then unplug it
completely from the socket.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, so that
they can be cleaned.
^ Before cleaning the refigerator
shelves, first remove the stainless
steel trim from the front side.
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Cleaning the exterior, interior
and accessories
Use lukewarm water with some mild
dish liquid. The accessories and
shelves should all be cleaned by hand,
except for the butter dish, which is
dishwasher-safe.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole in the refigerator
frequently, so that condensate can
drain away properly. You can use a
straw or similar item, for example.
^ Use a special product to clean the
stainless steel surfaces.
^ After washing, wipe down the interior
and accessories with a clean wet
cloth, then dry wih a soft cloth. Leave
the appliance doors open for a short
while, so the moisture can evaporate.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the ice cube tray*
(*may vary by model)
Before the ice cubes drop down into
the drawer, they are formed in an ice
cube tray.
^ Clean the ice cube drawer and th
eice cube tray with warm water and
some mild dish liquid.
^ Press the ON/OFF button for the ice
cube maker.
This tray should be cleaned regularly,
to remove any stale ice or water.
The ice cube tray will now return to its
original position.
^ Connect the appliance to the power
supply.
^ Now put the ice cube drawer back in
the appliance and close it.
^ Press the on/off button, and the
indicator light will now come on.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again within 6
hours.
^ Empty the ice cube drawer.
^ Hold down the on/off button for the
ice cube maker for approx. 10
seconds (after approx. 1 second the
ice cube maker will switch off and the
indicator light will go out).
The indicator light will now flash.
^ Within the next 60 seconds, push the
ice cube drawer in as far as it will go.
This will cause the ice cube tray to
rotate into an angled position, which
makes it easier to clean.
If the ice cube maker has not been
used for a longer period of time, it is
important to clean it before making
ice.
Cleaning the exterior coils
^ The ventilation slits should be
cleaned on a regular basis, with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the amount of
energy the appliance consumes.
Door seals
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals, because they will cause
the seals to deteriorate over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
^ Wait until the rotation has stopped
before continuing.
^ Now take the ice cube drawer out of
the appliance.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the exterior coils
The metal coils on the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) need to be
dusted and cleaned at least once a
year. A build-up of dust and grime will
increase the amount of energy the
appliance consumes.
When cleaning the coils, be careful
not to tear off, bend, or otherwise
damage any wiring or other parts.
After cleaning
^ Return all shelves and accessories to
the refrigerator section.
^ Return food to the refrigerator
section, close the doors, and switch
both the refrigerator and freezer
sections on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function,
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly. The indicator light will
now come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
section is cold enough, you can
place the food in the freezer drawers
and return the drawers to the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can now
be turned off, by pressing the super
freeze button. The indicator light will
now go out.
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Troubleshooting . . .
Repairs to elctrical appliances
should only be carried out by
qualified professionals. Work
performed by unqualified persons
can place the user at considerable
risk of harm.
Certain minor problems can be
corrected without contacting the Miele
Service Department.
What should I do if ... . .
. . . the refrigerator or freezer section
does not get cool?
^ Check that the section is switched
on. The corresponding temperature
display should be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket.
^ Check whether the main breaker for
the house wiring system has blown a
fuse. If so, contact the Miele service
department.
. . . the door to the freezer section
will not open, because it has been
opened and closed too many times in
succession?
This is no cause for concern. Repeated
opening and closing of the door can
cause strong suction. Simply wait a few
minutes, then try again. The door
should now open without difficulty.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer section is too cold?
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ You may have forgotten to switch off
the super freeze or super cool
function. The corresponding indicator
light will still be on.
. . . the appliance is switching on too
frequently and for too long?
^ Check whether the vents are blocked
or dusty/dirty.
^ Check whether the metal coils (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the
appliance are dusty/dirty.
^ 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 are closing
properly.
. . . food has frozen together?
Use a blunt instrument (such as a
spoon handle) to carefully pry the items
apart.
. . . the alarm signal sounds and the
temperature display for the freezer
section is flashing?
The freezer section temperature has
risen above the set temperature,
because:
^ The freezer door has been opened
too frequently, or a large amount of
fresh food has been put in at once for
freezing.
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Troubleshooting . . .
^ the ventilation slits are blocked.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
of the power supply.
Once the temperature is sufficiently
low, the freezer section temperature
display will return to a steady light and
the alarm signal will stop sounding.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature displays?
The temperature displays will not show
a temperature until approximately 6
hours after the appliance has been
switched on. It can take this length of
time before the temperature reaches a
level that can be displayed. Wait and
check again.
or completely) must NOT be re-frozen
until it has been thoroughly cooked.
The warmest recorded temperature will
appear in the display for approx. 1
minute. After this, the display will revert
to the actual current temperature in the
freezer section.
. . . the super freeze or super cool
indicator light is not lit up, even
though the appliance is working?
The indicator light is defective. Call the
service department.
. . . the appliance cannot be switched
off?
The safety lock has been activated.
. . . one of the messages "F1" to "F5"
appears in the temperature display?
. . . the ice cube maker will not switch
on?* (may vary by model)
This indicates a problem. Call the service department.
^ Check that the appliance is
connected to the power supply.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display?
. . . the ice cube maker is not
producing any ice cubes? * (may
vary by model)
The temperature in the freezer section
has risen too high at some point during
the past few hours or days, because of
a power cut.
^ While "nA" is lit up in the display,
press the alarm button. 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 the food in the freezer.
Food that is defrosted (whether partially
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^ Was the water supply line purged of
air by a qualified technician before
the appliance was used for the first
time?
^ Check that the ice cube maker is
switched on.
^ Check that the freezer section is
switched on.
^ Check that the water supply line is
open.
^ Check that the ice cube drawer is
properly closed.
Troubleshooting . . .
Remember that it can take up to 24
hours for the first ice cubes to be
produced.
^ Unscrew the defective light bulb and
replace it with a new one. Light bulb
specification:
115 V, max. 25 W, E 14 screw base.
. . . the indicator light on the ice cube
maker is flashing? * (may vary by
model)
This indicates a problem. Call the service department.
. . . the interior light is not working?
^ Was the refrigerator section door left
open for too long? The lighting
automatically switches off after the
door has been open for approx. 15
minutes.
The light uses 2 light bulbs, which are
located behind a cover, high in the
refrigerator section. If the bulbs are
defective, take the following steps:
^ Unplug the appliance, or turn off the
main breaker for the house electrical
supply.
^ Screw the new bulb into the socket.
Ensure that it goes in correctly and
that the seal c forms a tight fit.
^ Now carefully re-insert the glass plate
and re-attach the retaining rail.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is
wet?
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
the drain hole.
If an error cannot be corrected using
this problem solving guide, please
contact the Miele Service
Department. To prevent the
unnecessary loss of temperature, it
is recommended that you not open
the appliance doors while waiting for
the technician to arrive.
^ Unscrew the retaining rail a, then
pull it forward and off.
^ Carefully remove the glass plate b.
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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 prodice
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 delivered with
right-hand hinging. If left-hand door
hinging is preferred, then follow these
instructions to change the door hinge.
^ Remove the covers from the opposite
side and place them on the holes that
are left.
Switching the appliance doors
Remove the door handles
Begin by releasing the sidebars from
the door handles, as follows:
^ Pull off the cover a.
^ When you pull on the door handle a,
the sidebar b moves backward and
creates a gap d between the handle
sidebar b and the mounting plate c
for the handle.
^ Use a blunt object (such as a
wooden spoon handle) to keep the
gap d open, and push the handle
slowly back toward the door.
Make sure that the blunt object does
not slip and damage the appliance.
The sidebar b will now come loose.
^ Pull it b out of the track.
^ With the door closed, unscrew the
lower hinge bracket b, then remove
the door downward.
^ Now place the panel d in position on
the opposite side.
^ Remove the hinge parts c from the
hinge bracket b, and re-insert them
in the second hole on the hinge
bracket.
^ With the upper door of the appliance
f closed, pull the bearing pin e
downward to remove.
^ Open the upper appliance door, then
remove it by pulling it downward.
^ Now loosen the 4 screws (Torx 15) in
the mounting plate and remove the
handle.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove the plugs from the door
bearing bushings at the top of the
appliance doors, and fit them into
place on the opposite side.
^ Hang the upper appliance door on
the pin i, and close the appliance
door.
^ Insert the middle bearing pin e
through the bottom of the bearing
bracket m in the upper appliance
door.
^ Pull off the cover g, and unscrew the
hinge bracket h.
^ Check to see that the upper
appliance door is properly aligned.
Make any needed adjustments by
using the length holes in the bearing
bracket m.
^ Insert the pin i into the second hole
of the hinge bracket h.
^ Rotate the steel angle j and the
cover k 180° each, then fit them on
the opposite side.
^ Screw the hinge bracket h on the
opposite side. The M4 screw must
be screwed into the left hole of the
hinge bracket.
^ Now rotate the cover g 180° and
mount it on the opposite side.
^ In the middle of the appliance,
exchange the cover l and the
bearing bracket m, as follows:
Unscrew the cover l and the
bearing bracket m, rotate them 180°,
and screw them into place on the
opposite side.
^ Pull the bearing bushing n
downward and out of the bearing
bracket m, then re-insert it into the
bearing bracket from the top.
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^ Hang the lower appliance door on
the pin e, and close the appliance
door.
^ Insert the lower hinge bracket b in
the door bearing bushing in the lower
appliance door, and screw it
completely onto the housing.
^ Snap on the cover a.
Changing the door hinging
Mount the door handles back into
place.
The following instructions must be
followed when attaching the door
handle, because the door seal could
be damaged otherwise.
^ Starting from the appliance side,
slide the sidebar d onto the guide
for the mounting plate, until it auidbly
clicks into place.
You must make sure that the sidebar
d does not come in contact with the
door seal when the door is opened.
This will damage the door seal over
time.
If you see that the sidebar is coming
into contact with the door seal,
^ you must adjust the mounting plate
c again, using the set screws a,
until the mounting plate and the
sidebar d are at the appropriate
angle, and the seal is no longer
touched when the door is opened.
^ First, loosely screw the door handle
onto the opposite side, using the two
forward screws b.
The mounting plate c must be
positioned on the door housing in such
a way that when the door is closed, the
mounting plate is aligned with the
outside wall of the appliance. If this
alignment is off, you can correct it by
^ turning both of the pre-mounted set
screws a with a wrench until the
mounting plate c reaches the
correct angle.
^ Tighten all 4 of the 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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Subject to change without notice / 2307
KFN 8992 SD ed
KFN 8993 SDE ed
M.-Nr. 06 926 030 / 00