Miele F 623 Ui-2 Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 623 Ui-2
F 623 Ui-3
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 06 813 391
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ice cube tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Contents
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Building in "side-by-side" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Building under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adjusting the plinth depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Securing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Description of the appliance
a Alarm button and indicator light
b Temperature display
c Super freeze button and indicator
light
d On/off and temperature selector dial
e Drawer with freezer calendar
f Marker system for frozen food
g Ventilation gaps
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
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 your
old appliance with your household
waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person.
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
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use 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.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only, to store deep frozen
food, freeze fresh food, and to make
ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from incorrect or improper use or
operation.
~ 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
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been given instruction concerning its
use by a person responsible for their
safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk or injury, do not allow children
to play with it, for example to play with
the controls, to climb inside the drawers
or to swing on the door. 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.
~ Keep children away from it at all
times and supervise them whilst you
are using it.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
~ 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, but 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 coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ 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.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ 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 the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ 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).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current 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.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or the
screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ 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.
~ This equipment may only be used in
mobile installations such as ships if a
risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer. The very low temperature of
the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost
burn to the lips and tongue.
~ Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible, as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the 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 food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the “use
by” date.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
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Disposal of your old freezer
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
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
int he evaporator, e.g. by
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
How to save energy
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 to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
Installation site
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
Freezer section -18°C
than 16 °C.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
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, as the appliance
will have to work 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.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
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Operation
Before using for the first time
Switching off the alarm
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with luke warm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm indicator will remain lit until
the set temperature is reached.
Switching off
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in
an anti-clockwise direction back to
the "0" position.
All the indicator lights will go out and
the cooling system will switch off.
^ Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The temperature display and the alarm
button indicator will light up. An alarm
will sound after a short while and the
appliance will start cooling.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the freezer, allow
the appliance to run for a few hours
before placing food in it.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
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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 socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ defrost and clean the appliance out
and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
Operation
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.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
freezer. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisims. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
Setting the temperature
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for a long time a
temperature of at least -18 °C is
needed. At this temperature the growth
of micro organisms is generally halted.
As soon as the temperature rises to
above -10 °C, the micro organisms
become active in the food again so that
it cannot be kept as long. For this
reason partially defrosted or defrosted
food must not be re-frozen. Food may
be re-frozen once it has been cooked
as the high temperatures achieved
when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
^ Using a coin turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction to the
required setting.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
– 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.
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The temperature is set with the
temperature dial.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
In normal use, a setting between 2 and
3 is generally sufficient. You should
also check the temperature inside the
appliance from time to time.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
During normal operation the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
warmest part of the appliance. Ranges
of temperatures rather than individual
temperatures are shown. This means
that the temperatures displayed are
approximate.
If you have adjusted the temperature
dial in order to set a different
temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours
if the freezer is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the freezer is full
before checking the temperature
display. It will take this long for the
display to show the accurate
temperature of the freezer. If the
temperature displayed is too low or too
high, then adjust the temperature once
more.
A temperature above -18 °C is no
cause for concern in the following
circumstances:
– when the appliance has just been
switched on,
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to
defrost. If this is the case, check that
the food is safe to use and if it is, then
use it as soon as possible.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. An alarm will sound and the
alarm indicator light will flash if the
temperature becomes too warm. The
temperature dial determines the range
of temperatures the appliance recognises as being too warm.
The alarm will sound and the alarm
indicator light will flash,
– when the freezer is switched on.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
Once the set temperature range has
been reached in the freezer, the alarm
switches off and the indicator light goes
out. However, if the noise disturbs you,
you can switch the alarm off before this
if you wish.
– if the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load, to
re-arrange or to take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
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^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The indicator
light will stay on and will not go out
until the set temperature range has
been reached. The alarm system is
then ready should it be needed
again.
Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 65 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
To save energy the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
^ To switch it off, press the Super
freeze button. The Super freeze
indicator light will go out, and the
appliance will continue to operate at
normal power.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
Freezing fresh food
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in good
condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed. To blanch: bring a large
saucepan of water to the boil and
immerse the vegetables in the fast
boiling water for 2-3 minutes,
depending on variety. Remove, and
plunge into ice-cold water to cool
quickly. Drain and pack ready for
freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat-sealing kits.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
Placing food in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the lower drawers.
Large quantities can be placed directly
on the glass cold plates to freeze the
food quickly. To do this, first take out
one or several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and glass cold plate
can take a maximum of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the glass cold
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
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Freezing large items
To freeze a large item such as a turkey
or joint of meat, the freezer drawers and
the glass cold plates between them can
be removed. To do this:
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plates.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for
effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Freezing and storing food
Marker system for frozen food
Defrosting
The marker system serves as a
reminder of how long food has been
stored.
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months are
represented on the dials as 1 – 12.
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator,
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning!
^ Slide the markers onto the guide
runners on the edge of the drawers.
Use the markers to indicate the type of
food being frozen, and turn the dials to
the appropriate number to show the
month in which it was first placed in the
freezer.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packing, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables.
Important
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Freezing and storing food
Ice cube tray
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it on the bottom of
one of the drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Defrosting
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the glass cold plates and drawer fronts.
If allowed to accumulate, this will impair
the efficiency of the freezer and
increase the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off as
this can cause damage and render
the freezer unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0,5 cm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
approx.1 day before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers from
the freezer.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the more it
defrosts.
^ Switch the freezer off by turning the
On/Off dial to the "0" position, switch
off at the socket and remove the
plug.
^ Open the freezer door.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
appliance and some warm water in the
bottom drawer. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
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 could contain
substances which may damage the
plastic parts and which may cause a
build-up of gases and pose a
danger to health.
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Defrosting
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance, and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the freezer door, insert the
plug in the socket and switch the
appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ Switch off Super freeze by pressing
the Super freeze button when the
temperature in the freezer is a
constant -18 °C or colder.
The indicator light will go out.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids, chlorides
or chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the temperature selector.
Never use steam-cleaning
apparatus to defrost or 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.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off, switch off at
the socket and remove the plug.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ Defrost the freezer.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Wash all accessories and
drawers by hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
^ 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.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seal
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 seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Close the door and switch the
appliance on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ You can switch the Super freeze
function off once the temperature in
the freezer has reached a constant
temperature of at least -18°C.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict 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.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not pointing to the "0" position.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a setting
closer to "1".
^ The Super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
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. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth and in the housing unit at
the top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up. If it has, then the
freezer will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light flashes.
The temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out and
the alarm will stop.
. . . the alarm indicator light and the
-15 °C temperature display are both
flashing at the same time.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
Problem solving guide
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up, even though the
appliance is working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . a thick layer of ice has built up on
the side walls of the freezer.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
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 air circulating 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 / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer or Chartered Agent
or
– the Miele Service Department
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer/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.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 08706 080028 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate 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).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Building in "side-by-side"
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry well ventilated room.
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. 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.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for a
particular climate range (ambient room
temperature), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN, N
ST
T
to +32 °C
to +38 °C
to +43 °C
The appliance will function perfectly
down to a temperature of +5 °C.
If the freezer is to be built in next to a
refrigerator ("side-by-side") the freezer
must always be on the right hand
side of the refrigerator (as viewed
from the front). The insulated heating
element located in the left hand side
wall of the freezer will prevent
condensation forming between the
appliances.
Ventilation
Air at the rear of the appliance gets
warm. For the appliance to operate
efficiently it is important that it is
installed in such a way that air cannot
flow around the appliance. There must
be no gaps in the furniture housing. The
niche must be sealed at the back with a
kitchen furniture panel and the sides
fitted flush with unit sides. The top of
the appliance must be fitted close to
the worktop. The hole for the plug and
cable to pass through must be made as
small as possible.
Ventilation into and out of the
appliance is through the appliance
plinth. It must not be covered or
blocked in any way.
Ventilation gaps should be dusted
on a regular basis.
Before installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the rear of the
appliance are unhindered.
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Building in dimensions
Plinth height A depends on the building
under height:
With a building under height of
820 mm the plinth height will be
between 100 – 170 mm.
Appliances in climate range ST or T
require a minimum plinth height of
120 mm.
The plinth height is affected by the
height of the furniture front panel on the
appliance.
With a building under height of
870 mm the plinth height will be
between 150 – 220 mm. The plinth
height is affected by the height of the
furniture front panel on the appliance
and by the height of the adjustable
appliance feet.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in, you
will need to decide on which side the
door is to be hinged. If left hand door
hinging is required follow the
instructions below.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Unscrew and remove screws a.
Do not close up the hinges. Danger
of injury.
^ Replace the hinges in their diagonally
opposite corners b.
^ Remove cover a by hand, and
remove cover b using a screwdriver.
^ Cover the holes using the plugs
supplied c.
^ Loosen fixing screws c slightly.
^ Slide the door outwards to the right
d, and lift it off.
^ Unscrew fixing screws c completely,
and loosely screw them into the holes
on the opposite side of the appliance
e.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Fit the appliance door onto the
previously fitted screws a, and then
tighten the screws.
^ Refit the covers b.
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Installing the appliance
Building under
Where the building under height is
820 mm the appliance can be pushed
straight into the niche. Align the
appliance beforehand using the
adjustable feet.
Where the building under height is
870 mm the adjustable feet will need to
be extended by about 50 mm. Use an
SW 30 spanner or screwdriver to do
this. Then align the appliance.
The appliance should be secured to
the worktop only after the plinth
depth has been adjusted and the
furniture door has been fitted to the
appliance.
Adjusting the plinth depth
^ Lay the power supply cable so that it
can easily be connected to the
electricity socket once the appliance
has been built in.
^ Loosen screws a by turning them
approx. 8 to 10 times.
^ Align the plinth fascia to
neighbouring furniture plinths.
^ Then tighten screws a in a clockwise
direction until a resistance is felt.
^ Push the appliance into the niche so
that the front edges of the hinges are
flush with the side walls of the
neighbouring furniture housing units
(A).
^ Press the appliance against the wall
on the hinge side.
^ Loosely secure the appliance to the
worktop through fixing bracket a.
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Installing the appliance
If there is a continuous plinth in the
kitchen a ventilation gap will need to be
made in the plinth for the appliance:
Building-under
height [mm]
Dimension H
[mm]
820
870
60+1
110+1
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered over.
Fitting a furniture door
^ A gap of 8 mm must be maintained
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids a up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted, see - on
the diagram.
^ Undo nuts b and take fixing bracket
c off together with the fitting aids.
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Installing the appliance
^ Using a pencil mark a line down the
centre of the inside of the furniture
door.
^ Hang the fixing bracket with the
fitting aids a onto the inside side of
the furniture door. Align the fixing
bracket centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm chip
board screws b. (On cassette doors
only use 4 screws on the edges).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them c.
^ Turn them round and insert them
right into the middle slots on fixing
bracket d.
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts a.
^ Loosely attach the nuts b on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments X are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments Y by turning the
adjusting bolts a with a screwdriver.
^ Tighten the nuts b slightly.
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Installing the appliance
– (On large or divided doors attach a
second pair of fixing brackets a in
the handle region of the door. Use
the pre-drilled holes in the appliance
door.)
Securing the appliance
^ Securing the appliance door to the
furniture door:
– Secure bracket a to the appliance
door by screwing hexagon headed
screw b through the pre-drilled
holes in the appliance door.
^ Whilst counterholding the adjusting
bolts b with a screwdriver, tighten
nuts a at the top of the appliance
door.
^ Tighten all screws.
– Check that the two metal edges c
are flush (see symbol II).
– Drill fixing holes d and screw in the
short 4 x 14 mm chip board screws
e.
– Align depth Z on the furniture door:
Loosen screws f at the top of the
appliance door and loosen the
hexagon headed screw g at the
bottom of the fixing bracket. By
moving the furniture door, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
door and the front edge of the niche.
Close the door and align it with
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Place all covers in position.
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