Miele K 11820 SD Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator with DynamicCooling
K 11820 SD
K 12820 SD
K 12820 SD edt/cs
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - AU
M.-Nr. 09 433 420
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SuperCool and DynamicCooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
SuperCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
DynamicCooling m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cleaning the door and side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Rear of appliance - metal grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
After Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Supporting the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button
b Temperature selector button
c Temperature display
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d SuperCool button and
indicator light
e DynamicCooling button and
indicator light
Guide to the appliance
a Dynamic cooling fan
b Butter and cheese compartment
c Egg tray
d Adjustable shelves
e Bottle rack
f Bottle divider
g Condensate channel and
drain hole
h Fruit and vegetable containers
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
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 just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
The plug must be rendered useless
and the cable cut off directly behind the
appliance or the machine to prevent
misuse. Take care not to damage the
pipework at the back of it before or
during transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all relevant local and national safety
requirements. Improper use of the appliance can, however,
present a risk of both personal injury and material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They contain important notes on
the installation, safety, operation and care of the appliance. Miele
cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with
these Warning and Safety instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and pass them on to any
future owner.
Correct application
~ This appliance is designed for domestic use and for use in similar
environments by guests in hotel or motel rooms, bed & breakfasts
and other typical living quarters. This does not include
common/shared facilities or commercial facilities within hotels,
motels or bed & breakfasts.
This appliance is not suitable for outdoor use.
~ This appliance is intended for the cool storage food and drinks.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance is not suitable for storing and refrigerating
medications, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or similar
substances or products. Incorrect use of the appliance may result in
damage to or spoiling of the food or drinks being stored.
Furthermore, the appliance must not be operated in areas where
explosions may occur.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning its use by a person
responsible for their safety, and are able to recognise the dangers of
misuse.
Safety with children
~ Young children must not be allowed to use this appliance.
~ Older children may only use the appliance when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ Cleaning and maintenance work may only be carried out by older
children under the supervision of an adult.
~ Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance. Keep small children away from the appliance at
all times to avoid the risk of injury.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Danger of suffocation! Children may be able to wrap themselves
in packing material or pull it over their heads with the risk of
suffocation. Keep children away from any packing material.
Technical safety
~ The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks. This appliance
complies with all current local and national safety requirements.
~ This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect.
The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the
compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant flowing around
the system. This is unavoidable, and does not have any adverse
effect on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking
refrigerant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid any flames or anything which creates a spark,
– switch off at the mains and unplug the appliance,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– call Miele.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in
a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of room space is required. The
amount of coolant in the appliance is stated on the data plate inside
the appliance.
~ Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply, make sure
that the rating on the data plate corresponds to the voltage and
frequency of the household supply. This data must correspond in
order to avoid risk of damage to the appliance.
Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and national safety regulations. It
is most important that this basic safety requirement is present and
tested regularly and, where there is any doubt, the household wiring
system should be inspected by a qualified electrician.
~ If the connection cable is faulty, it must only be replaced by a
Miele approved service technician to protect the user from danger.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
~ If moisture gets into electrical components, it could cause a short
circuit.
Therefore, do not operate this appliance in areas which are exposed
to moisture.
~ This appliance must not be installed and operated in mobile
installations (e.g. on a ship).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ A damaged appliance is dangerous. Check your appliance for
any visible damage. Never install or attempt to use a damaged
appliance.
~ During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance
must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply. It is only
completely isolated from the electricity supply when:
– the mains fuse has been disconnected, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in countries where this is
applicable), or
– it is switched off at the wall socket and the plug is withdrawn from
the socket, or it is switched off at the isolator.
~ Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. Installation work and repairs to electrical appliances
must only be carried out by a Miele approved service technician.
~ The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is
not repaired by a Miele approved service technician.
~ Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
Original spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the
safety of the appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.
Correct use
~ The appliance is designed for use within a certain climate range
(ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range.
The climate range of the appliance is stated on the data plate inside
the appliance. Installing the appliance in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage, can lead to the appliance
switching off for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the
required temperature.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ To ensure proper air flow in and out of the appliance, the air vents
must not be covered or blocked in any way.
Were the air vents to be blocked, it would increase the electricity
consumption and could cause damage to the appliance.
~ Make sure that any oil, or foods containing oil, do not come into
contact with plastic components as this could cause stress cracks.
~ Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Flammable gases can
ignite if they come into contact with electrical components. Danger
of fire and explosion!
~ Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric
ice-cream maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and
explosion!
~ If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright in the refrigerator. Danger of
explosion!
~ Food stored for too long may present a risk of food poisoning.
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 instructions given on the food
manufacturer's packaging regarding storage conditions and "use
by" dates.
~ Use only Miele Original spare parts. If spare parts or accessories
from other manufacturers are used, the warranty will be invalidated,
and Miele cannot accept liability.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The following applies to stainless steel appliances:
~ Do not place sticky notes, adhesive tape, masking tape or any
other adhesive agent on the treated surface of the door. The coating
will become damaged and lose its protective properties against
soiling.
~ The high quality treated surface of the door is susceptible to
scratching and even magnets can cause damage to the surface.
Cleaning and care
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal, as these will
cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous with time.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods.
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.
~ 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door lock
unusable.
This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking
themselves in and endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels in the condenser,
– bending any pipework, or
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can harm the eyes.
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How to save energy
Installation/Mainte
nance
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed,
unventilated room.
Protected from direct
sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near a heat
source (radiator, oven).
Situated near a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room Where the room temperature
temperature is approx. 20 °C. is high.
Temperature
settings
Where the cross-section of
the air inlet and outlet is not
covered and kept free of
dust.
Where the air inlets and
outlets are covered or dusty.
The compressor and the
metal grille (heat exchanger)
on the rear wall of the
appliance must be dusted at
least once a year.
Dust deposits on the
compressor and metal grille
(heat exchanger) increase
energy consumption.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C The lower the temperature in
the appliance, the higher the
energy consumption.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Use
Do not change the
arrangement of the drawers
and shelves as when
delivered.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organised
way.
Frequent opening of the door
for long periods will cause a
loss of coldness. The
appliance will try to cool down
and the running time of the
compressor will increase.
Take a cooler bag when
shopping and load food in the
appliance as quickly as
possible on your return home.
When food is taken out of the
refrigerator, be sure to put it
back before it becomes warm.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Warm food and food brought
in from room temperature add
heat to the appliance.
The appliance will try to cool
down and the running time of
the compressor will increase.
Store food covered or
packaged.
The evaporation or
condensation of liquids will
cause a loss of coldness in the
refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not overfill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
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Increased energy
consumption
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between ½ and 1 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Protective foil
The stainless steel strips have a layer of
protective foil to prevent scratching
during transportation.
On stainless steel appliances, the
stainless steel door and possibly the
sides are covered in a protective foil.
^ Remove the protective foil only after
the appliance has been installed in
its intended location.
Cleaning
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
^ Press the On/Off button. The
temperature display will light up.
Switching off
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature display goes out.
The cooling system is switched off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ switch off at the wall and withdraw
the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The appliance begins to cool down, and
the temperature required shows in the
temperature display. The interior light
will come on when the door is opened.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is stored in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 5 °C
in the middle of the refrigerator.
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Setting the temperature
^ Press the temperature button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the temperature you want lights up in
the display.
The first time you press the button the
indicator light for the last temperature
you set will flash in the display.
The temperature value will change up
until the setting for 9 °C is reached. It
will then drop back to the 1 °C setting.
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
The temperature can be adjusted from:
1 °C to 9 °C
SuperCool and DynamicCooling
SuperCool
DynamicCooling m
The SuperCool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
When the DynamicCooling function is
not switched on, the natural circulation
of air in the appliance will cause
different temperature zones in the
refrigerator as the cold, heavy air will
sink to the lowest section of the
appliance. You should bear this in mind
when placing food in the appliance
(see "Using the refrigerator efficiently").
However, if you are placing a large
amount of food in the refrigerator at any
one time, it is a good idea to switch on
DynamicCooling. This way you can
distribute the temperature inside the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
The temperature is set as normal with
the temperature control.
Switching on SuperCool
SuperCool is particularly recommended
for faster chilling of large amounts of
fresh food or drink.
^ Press the SuperCool button. The
SuperCool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance will then work at full
power to lower the temperature.
Switching off SuperCool
The SuperCool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
DynamicCooling should also be
selected when:
– the ambient temperature in the room
is high (above approx. 33 °C), and
– the room humidity level is high.
Switching on DynamicCooling
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.
^ Press the DynamicCooling button m.
The DynamicCooling indicator light
will come on.
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SuperCool and DynamicCooling
Switching off DynamicCooling
^ Press the DynamicCooling button m.
The DynamicCooling indicator light
will go out.
The fan automatically switches off
when the door is open.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Warmest area
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
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
This appliance has dynamic cooling,
which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running.
When Dynamic cooling is switched
on, the difference between the
various zones is less pronounced.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the fruit and vegetable
drawers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.:
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– 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.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans).
Danger of explosion!
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and stored upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator.
Do not cover the fan in the rear wall
of the refrigerator, as this is essential
for keeping the appliance cool.
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Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration
at temperatures below 5 °C.
Depending on the type of food, storing
in a refrigerator for too long can alter
the appearance, consistency, taste
and/or vitamin content of food.
Foods which should not be stored in a
refrigerator include:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangoes, melons,
papayas, passionfruit,
citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges,
mandarines, grapefruits
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Eggplants, cucumbers, potatoes,
capiscum, tomatoes, zucchini
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. parmesan
Using the refrigerator efficiently
When shopping for food
Storing food correctly
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh,
and how long it can be kept in the
refrigerator.
Also pay attention to the expiry date
and the correct storage temperature for
each type of food.
Time out of the refrigerator, e.g. during
transportation, should be kept to a
minimum. For example, do not allow
food to stay in a hot car for too long.
Once food has started to deteriorate,
this process cannot be reversed.
Tip: Take a cooler bag when shopping
and place cold food in the refrigerator
and/or freezer immediately on your
arrival home.
Food should generally be stored
covered or wrapped. This will prevent
food smells from affecting other foods,
food from drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. This is
especially important for storing animal
products.
The shelf life of food can be
significantly increased by setting the
correct temperature and maintaining
good standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables may be stored
loose in the vegetable drawers.
Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly until the notch at the side is in
line with the shelf support. It can then
be raised or lowered to the required
level.
The raised edge at the back must face
upwards to prevent food from touching
the back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Lightly push the rear glass shelf from
underneath.
^ Pull the front half of the glass shelf
forwards slightly and then push it
carefully under the rear half.
To move the split shelf:
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
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^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other.
The shelf with the raised edge must
be at the back.
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle
shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Fruit and vegetable containers
The fruit and vegetable containers are
pushed in and out on telescopic
runners, and can be completely
removed if necessary.
^ Pull the container right out and then
lift it up and off.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid injury or damage.
To replace a container,
^ place it back on the fully extended
runners a. The front of the runners
must be right up against the front of
the container b.
^ Then push the container back in c.
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Automatic defrost
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator whilst it
is in use. You do not need to remove
this, as it will defrost and evaporate
automatically with the warmth
generated by the appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the lighting.
^ Switch off the appliance.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse.
Do not use a steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the 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 which is
required in the event of a service call.
To avoid damaging the outer surfaces
of your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher cleaners,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
^ 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 interior and
accessories
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
The following components are all
dishwasher safe:
– butter dish, egg tray
(available depending on model)
– containers and shelves in the door
– butter and cheese compartment
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Plastic components may discolour in
the dishwasher if they come into
contact with natural dyes from foods
such as carrots, tomatoes and
tomato sauce.
This discolouration will not affect the
stability of the components.
– dirt erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Cleaning and care
^ Clean the shelves and drawers by
hand as they are not dishwasher
safe.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Cleaning the door and side
panels
The following applies to the stainless
steel door:
The appliance door is treated with a
high quality surface coating. It protects
against soiling and facilitates cleaning
and care.
Do not use the following on the
appliance doors:
– Stainless steel cleaners:
The coating will be damaged.
– Miele Original Care product for
stainless steel:
Visible smearing will form on the
door.
Ventilation gaps
Remove any soiling immediately.
If not, it might become impossible to
remove and could cause the surface
to alter or discolour.
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
The external surfaces of this
appliance are all susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can also alter or discolour
the outer surfaces.
Door seal
^ Clean surfaces using a damp
microfibre cloth or with a solution of
warm water and a little washing-up
liquid applied with a soft sponge.
^ After cleaning, wipe the outer
surfaces with a damp cloth and dry
with a soft cloth.
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Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning and care
Rear of appliance - metal grille
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) 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 get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
back in the appliance.
^ Reconnect the appliance to the
electricity supply and switch it on.
^ Switch on the SuperCool function for
a short time so that the appliance can
cool down quickly.
^ Place the food back in the appliance
and close the door.
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Problem solving guide
Repair work to electrical appliances
must only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Please note that a call-out charge
will be applied to unnecessary service visits where the problem could
have been rectified as described in
these operating instructions.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cold.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check whether the mains fuse has
tripped or whether the refrigerator,
mains voltage or another appliance is
faulty.
If this is the case, contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Set a warmer temperature.
^ The SuperCool function is switched
on. It switches off automatically after
6 - 12 hours.
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. . . the compressor is switching on
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered or become dusty.
^ Check whether the compressor and
the metal grille (heat exchanger) at
the back of the appliance has
become too dusty.
^ The appliance door has been
opened too frequently.
^ Check that the door closes properly.
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator is not working.
^ Has the appliance door been left
open for too long? To avoid
overheating, the lighting switches
itself off automatically after approx.
15 minutes if the door is left open.
If this is not the case, then the interior
lighting is defective.
^ Call Miele.
The LED lighting may only be repaired
or changed by a Miele service
technician because there are live parts
under the cover. Danger of injury and
damage!
The cover must not be removed.
Should the cover be damaged or
removed due to damage, exercise
caution. Never look at the lighting
with optical instruments (magnifying
glass or similar).
Problem solving guide
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The condensate drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault,
having followed these suggestions,
please contact Miele.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature, it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr ...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click ...
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr ...
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of the fan inside the appliance.
Crack ...
A cracking sound can be heard when materials expand inside
the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
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.
Are any bottles or containers 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
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, please contact:
– your Miele Chartered Agent
or
– Miele.
You will find the address and
telephone number of Miele on the
back cover of the manual.
When contacting your Chartered Agent
or Miele, please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
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Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an AC single phase
220 – 240 V 50 Hz supply.
The fuse rating must be at least 10 A.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a suitable residual
current device (RCD).
The accessibility of the plug must
always be ensured in order to be able
to quickly separate the appliance from
the mains.
If the mains socket is not accessible
after the appliance has been built in, a
separator for each terminal must be
available. There must be an all-pole
contact gap of 3 mm in the switch.
The plug and mains connection cable
must not come into contact with the
back of the appliance as vibrations can
cause damage to these components.
This, in turn, could result in a short
circuit.
Nor should other appliances be
plugged into a socket located directly
behind the wine conditioning unit.
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Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead or a plug adapter. Extension leads
do not guarantee the required safety of
the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
Do not connect the appliance to an
inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. Solar
power.
When switched on, peak loads in the
system can cause the safety switch off
mechanism to be triggered. This can
damage the electronic unit.
The machine must not be used with
so-called energy-saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of
energy supplied to the machine,
causing it to overheat.
If the mains connection cable needs to
be replaced, this must only be carried
out by a qualified electrician.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Do not operate any appliance which
gives off heat on top of the
refrigerator, e.g. toaster, microwave
oven. Risk of fire!
Side-by-side installation
To avoid a build-up of condensation
and resultant damage, refrigerators and
freezers should not generally be
installed side-by-side.
However, some appliances have
side-wall heating making them suitable
for side-by-side installation with this
refrigerator.
Miele or your Chartered Agent will be
able to advise you on which models
are suitable to being installed
side-by-side
^ Follow the instructions for the other
appliance on how to install the two
appliances side by side.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. The room
temperature should not go above or
below the climate range for which the
appliance is designed. The higher the
ambient temperature of the room, the
more energy the appliance requires to
operate.
– The mains connection socket must
not be located directly behind the
appliance and must be easily
accessible.
– The plug and mains connection
cable must not come into contact
with the rear of the appliance as they
may be damaged by vibrations from
the appliance.
– Nor should other appliances be
plugged into a socket located
directly behind the wine conditioning
unit.
Important! In areas of high humidity,
condensate can build up on the
external surfaces of the appliance.
This condensation can cause
corrosion on the outer walls of the
appliance.
To prevent this happening, it is
recommended that the appliance is
installed in a dry, well-ventilated
room.
After installation, check that the
appliance door closes properly, that
the air inlets and outlets are not
covered, and that the appliance has
been installed as described in these
operating and installation
instructions.
Please note the following when
installing the appliance:
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Installation
Aligning the appliance
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use within
certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data plate
inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the compressor switching
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise with
the risk of food deteriorating and going
off.
^ Align the front feet using the flat
spanner supplied.
Supporting the appliance door
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be
covered. They should also be dusted on
a regular basis.
Installation
^ Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position.
^ Place the appliance with its back
against the wall.
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^ The foot a should definitely be
unscrewed until it rests on the floor.
Then turn it a further 90°.
Installation
Appliance dimensions
K 11820 SD, K 12820 SD,
K 12820 SD edt/cs
A
B
C
1,850 mm
600 mm
630 mm
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied with
right-hand door hinging. If left-hand
door hinging is required, the hinging
must be changed.
Removing the door handle
To change the door hinging, you will
need the following tools:
Two people are needed to change
the door hinging.
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back.
^ Pull side section b firmly back out of
the guides on the mounting plate
(see arrow).
^ Undo the 4 (TX 15) screws in the
mounting plate, and remove the
handle.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
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Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door
Remove any food from the door
shelves.
^ Close the door.
^ Then separate retaining plate f from
cover e by pushing it slightly to the
left. Then pull the cover forwards and
off.
^ Rotate retaining plate f by 180°.
^ Then fit cover e from the front over
retaining plate f, and slide it over to
the right. The writing must be visible.
^ Remove cover g, then rotate it by
180° and fit it on the opposite side.
^ Then fit cover e together with
retaining plate f on the opposite
side.
^ Remove cover a by sliding it
forwards from the back and then
lifting it off.
^ Remove cover b by pulling it
upwards.
Caution! The appliance door is not
secure once the hinge plate has
been removed.
^ Loosen screws d in upper hinge
plate c and pull it upwards and off.
^ Carefully lift the door off and place it
to one side.
^ Carefully release cover e from
above using a screwdriver and then
take it off together with retaining plate
f.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Pull hinge pin a with disc b and foot
c upwards to remove them.
^ Remove cover d.
^ Remove cap h from the bearing
bush in the door and refit on the
opposite side.
^ Undo screws e and take hinge plate
f off.
^ Slightly loosen bearing screw h from
hinge plate f. Screw it into the hole
on the other side of hinge plate f
and then tighten the screw again.
^ Place cap d in the other hole.
^ Remove cover g and fit it into the
holes on the opposite side.
^ Remove clamp i from underneath
the door and fit it on the opposite
side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Screw hinge plate f into position on
the opposite side using the two outer
long slots only. Do not use the
middle screw because you will not
be able to align the door over the
outer long slots later on.
^ Important! Screw foot c into hinge
pin a as far as it will go.
^ Reinsert hinge pin a with disc b and
foot c. Important! The lug on the
hinge pin must face backwards.
^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite
side and secure it with screws d.
^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite
sides.
^ Realign the door with the appliance
housing again using the long slots in
the lower hinge plate. Then tighten
the screws.
^ Place the door onto hinge pin a.
^ Close the appliance door.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handle. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
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 door seal
when the door is opened.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
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 both grub screws a with an
Allen key until mounting plate c lines
up correctly.
^ 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.
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Aligning the appliance door
The appliance door can be aligned to
the housing using the outer long slots in
the lower hinge plate.
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what happens
next.
^ Remove centre screw a from the
hinge plate.
^ Slightly loosen both outer screws b.
^ Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
^ Then tighten screws b again. Screw
a does not need to be refitted.
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Building in the appliance
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
When built into a kitchen run (max.
depth 580 mm), the appliance can be
installed directly next to a kitchen
furniture housing unit. The appliance
door will protrude in front of furniture
fronts at the sides by 34 mm and by
55 mm in the middle of the door. This
enables the doors to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
a Top box
b Appliance
c Housing unit
d Wall
The appliance can be installed in a
kitchen run. To match the height of the
rest of the kitchen, the appliance can
be fitted with a suitable top box a.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance across the entire width of the
top box for air to circulate.
The cross section of the air outlet under
the room ceiling must be at least
300 cm2 to ensure that air can circulate
without hindrance. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption.
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When installed next to a wall d, a
distance of approx. 55 mm must be
maintained on the hinge side between
the wall d and the appliance b so that
the doors and the handles have
sufficient space for opening.
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