Miele Freezer Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
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 - GB
M.-Nr. 09 941 010
Caring for the environment
Disposing of the packaging
materials
Disposing of your old
appliance
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also 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.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre.
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 into the environment.
Please ensure that your old appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored awaiting disposal. See
"Warning and Safety instructions" for
more information.
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Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To switch the refrigerator section off separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To switch the refrigerator section on again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
. . . in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Temperature and door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Selecting further settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Safety lock 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Acoustic signals ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Display brightness s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sabbath mode ¬ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Storing food in the refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Food which is not suitable for storing in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Contents
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Moving the bottle holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjustable shelves / Adjustable shelves with LED lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Moving the adjustable shelves / adjustable shelves with LED lighting . . . . . . 42
Adjusting the bottle rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Before placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Making ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ice cube maker with integrated ice cube tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Water container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Switching the ice cube maker on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Making a large amount of ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Altering the size of the ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Setting the water volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Switching the ice cube maker on/off with the On/Off button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Rinsing the ice cube maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning the ice cube tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Adjusting the cleaning setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Water container. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Adjustable shelves / Adjustable shelves with LED lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Contents
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Miele|home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Note for test institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Information for dealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Demo mode r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Adjusting the door hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Fitting the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Adjusting the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
a On/Off sensor for the whole
appliance
b Optical interface
(for Service technician use only)
c For selecting the refrigerator and
freezer sections
d On/Off sensor for the Dynamic
cooling function (automatic
temperature distribution)
e On/Off sensor for the Super cool and
Super freeze functions
f For setting the temperature
(X = colder), Selector sensor in
settings mode
g For confirming a selection
(OK sensor)
h For setting the temperature
(Y = warmer), Selector sensor in
settings mode
i For accessing or leaving settings
mode
j For switching off the temperature or
door alarm
k Display with temperature and
symbols (symbols only visible in
settings mode, in the event of an
alarm/fault message; see table for
explanation of symbols)
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Guide to the appliance
Symbols
Symbol
Meaning
Function
0
Safety lock
Prevents the appliance being switched off, the
temperature being altered, Dynamic cooling,
Super cool or Super freeze being switched on
and settings being entered by mistake.
®
Ice cube maker
For switching the ice cube maker on and off;
for setting the water quantity;
for rinsing the ice cube maker; for setting the
cleaning setting for the ice cube tray;
flashes when "Water container empty" or
another ice cube maker fault message appears
in the display
)
Acoustic signals
Choice of sensor tone and door and
temperature alarm tone
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Miele|home
Only visible when a communication module is
fitted and signed on (see "Miele|home").
s
Display brightness
setting
For adjusting the brightness of the display
¬
Sabbath mode
For switching Sabbath mode on and off
t
Mains connnection
Confirms that the appliance is connected to the
mains electrical supply when it is not switched
on; flashes in the event of a power cut
;
Alarm
Lights up when there is a door alarm; flashes
when there is a temperature alarm, power cut
or there are fault messages
r
Demo mode
(only visible when
Demo mode is
activated)
For switching off Demo mode
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Guide to the appliance
a Control panel
b Fan
c Door shelf / Egg tray
d Adjustable shelves with lighting
(FlexiLight)
e Shelves
f Bottle rack
g Water container
h Bottle shelf
i Condensate channel and
drain hole
j Interior lighting, fruit and vegetable
drawer
k Fruit and vegetable drawer
l Ice cube drawer with automatic ice
cube maker
m Freezer drawers
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Guide to the appliance
Optional accessories
Stainless steel trim with LED lighting
for adjustable shelves (FlexiLight)
The LED lighting is located in the
stainless steel trim b, which is supplied
with electricity via metal discs (contacts)
a
The refrigerator section lighting can be
positioned to suit your requirements
simply by moving the shelf.
Bottle rack
Stainless steel care
– The stainless steel conditioner forms
a water and dirt repellent protective
coating. It gently removes water
marks, fingerprints and other dirt and
leaves the surface smooth and
gleaming.
– The stainless steel cloth is
impregnated with stainless steel
conditioner for optimum cleaning and
protection.
Microfibre cloth
The microfibre cloth is suitable for
removing fingerprints and light soiling
from surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals.
Optional accessories are available
from Miele or via the internet.
Bottles can be stored horizontally using
the bottle rack to save space.
The bottle rack can be placed at
different positions in the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all statutory safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
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
information on installation, safety, use and maintenance.
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 ensure that new users
are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ The appliance is intended for use in domestic households and
similar working and residential environments. It is not intended for
outdoor use.
~ This appliance is intended for domestic use only for cooling and
storing food and drink as well as for storing deep frozen food,
freezing fresh food and for making ice.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance is not suitable for storing and keeping cool
medicines, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or other such
materials or products. Incorrect use of the appliance for such
purposes can cause deterioration of the items stored. The appliance
is not suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.
~ The appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way
and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect
operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must
be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their
head and suffocate.
Technical safety
~ The coolant system is tested for leaks. The appliance complies
with statutory safety requirements and the appropriate EU
guidelines.
~ 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 installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged.
Splashes of coolant can injure the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid naked flames or anything which creates a spark,
– disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– call the Service department.
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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.
~ To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (fuse rating, frequency and voltage) on the data
plate corresponds to the household supply.
Check that this is the case before connecting the appliance. Consult
a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when it is correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety
requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician.
~ If the electrical 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 electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These are a fire hazard
and do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
~ Do not use in a damp or wet environment (e.g. garage or utility
room). Moisture could reach live components or the electrical
connection and cause a short circuit.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
~ A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check the appliance
for visible signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~ For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used when it has
been fully installed.
~ The appliance must be disconnected from the mains electricity
supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. Ensure that
power is not supplied to the appliance until after it has been
installed or until after any maintenance or repair work has been
carried out.
~ Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause
considerable danger to users. Installation, maintenance and repair
work must only be carried out by a Miele authorised technician.
~ While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
~ Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
original spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can Miele
guarantee the safety standards of the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ 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. Installing it in a room with too low an ambient
temperature, e.g. a garage, will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the required
temperature.
~ Do not cover or block the air vents as this could impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and
could cause damage to the components.
~ If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil in the appliance or
the door, make sure that it does not come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress cracks or break the plastic.
~ Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Electrical components
could cause flammable vapours to ignite. 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.
~ Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the freezer section. The cans or bottles
could explode. Danger of injury and damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer section, make sure
bottles are not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could
burst, causing injury or damage.
~ Never handle frozen food or the metal parts of the appliance with
wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food or metal parts.
Danger of frost burn.
~ 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 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.
~ Observe the manufacturer's "use-by" dates and storage
instructions 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Please observe the following notes regarding the water used to
produce ice cubes:
– Only use cold, fresh tap water to fill the water container. Hot water
and other liquids could damage the water container or the ice
cube maker.
– Change the water in the water container regularly and always
empty and refill it before switching on the ice maker to ensure that
the ice cubes are made with fresh water. This will prevent the
possiblity of bacteria building up.
– Do not use water from a reverse osmosis unit in this appliance.
This could damage the appliance.
~ Only use genuine original Miele accessories with this appliance.
Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will
invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.
Cleaning and care
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will
cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time.
~ Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean or defrost this
appliance. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– lift food.
They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to
the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 could damage the plastic parts and which may
cause the build up of gases and pose a danger to health.
~ Rinse the ice cube maker and the water supply pipework:
– Before using for the first time
– If the ice cube maker has not been used for some time,
– Regularly if the ice cube maker is in continuous use (at least once
a month), to remove any ice residues (to avoid a blockage of the
water supply pipework) and
– Before switching off the appliance for a long time (e.g. when
going on holiday).
~ Rinse the ice cube maker by filling the water container with
lukewarm drinking water only. Do not use hot or boiling water. Do
not add any detergents such as washing-up liquid.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Transporting the appliance
~ Always transport the appliance in an upright position and in its
original transport packaging to prevent damage in transit.
~ Danger of injury and damage. The appliance is heavy and must
be transported by two people.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ 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 in the evaporator,
– bending any pipework,
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of coolant can injure the eyes.
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How to save energy
Installation site /
Maintenance
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated
room.
Protected from direct
sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room Where there is a high
temperature is approx. 20 °C. ambient room temperature.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Temperature
setting
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Ventilation gaps covered up
or dusty.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C The colder the temperature
in the refrigerator section,
Freezer section -18 °C
the higher the energy
consumption.
How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Use
Increased energy
consumption
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when
the appliance was 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 works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
Take an insulated cool bag
with you when shopping and
place food in the appliance as
soon as possible.
Replace any food removed as
quickly as possible, before it
begins to thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the
temperature inside the
appliance.
The appliance works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
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.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Packaging material
^ Remove all packaging material from
the inside of the appliance.
Accessories
– Bottle holder
The flexible ribs grip the bottles
securely when the door is opened and
closed.
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent
scratching during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
Cleaning and care
It is essential to follow the relevant
instructions in "Cleaning and care".
^ Immediately after removing the
protective foil, treat stainless steel
surfaces with the Miele stainless steel
conditioning agent supplied with the
appliance.
Important. Each time it is used, the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent forms a water and dirt repellant
protective coating.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories.
^ Clean the ice cube maker:
When the "Rinse ice cube maker"
setting is selected, the ice cube
maker and the water supply pipework
are rinsed automatically with water
from the water container.
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^ Attach the bottle holder centrally
along the rear edge of the bottle
shelf, as shown.
– Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer section. The cool pack will
be at its most effective after it has been
in the freezer for approx. 24 hours.
Switching on and off
Operating the appliance
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
A tone will sound each time a sensor is
touched. You can deactivate this, if you
wish (see "Selecting further settings Acoustic signals").
Switching on
When the appliance is connected to the
electrical supply, the mains connection
symbol t will appear in the display
after a short while.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
The mains connection symbol t goes
out and the appliance starts to cool
down.
When the refrigerator door is open, the
interior lighting will come on and the
adjustable shelf LED lighting will
become brighter until it has reached its
maximum brightness.
When the appliance is switched on for
the first time, the sensors for the freezer
section and the alarm symbol ; will
flash until the set temperature is
reached.
When the set temperature is reached,
the sensor for the freezer section lights
up constantly and the alarm symbol ;
goes out.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the appliance,
allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Do not place food in the freezer
section until the temperature is at
least -18 °C.
The sensors for the refrigerator and
freezer sections will appear in the
control panel:
Refrigerator
section
Freezer section
The refrigerator section sensor is
highlighted in yellow and the current
temperature in the refrigerator appears
in the display.
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Switching on and off
Individual settings can be set for each
section.
Switching off
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
If this does not work, the safety lock
is still activated.
^ Touch the sensor for the section you
want to adjust the settings for.
The sensor that has been selected is
highlighted in yellow.
You can now select the Super cool and
Dynamic cooling functions or adjust the
temperature for the refrigerator
section.
You can now select the Super freeze
function or adjust the temperature for
the freezer section.
The temperature display will go out and
the mains connection symbol t will
appear.
The interior lighting will go out and the
cooling process will be switched off.
Switching off the refrigerator section
separately
The refrigerator section can be
switched off without having to switch off
the freezer section. This is useful, e.g.
whilst on holiday.
Please refer to the relevant section for
more information.
If the other section is then selected, the
settings for the previously selected
zone will remain unchanged.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section so that it is no longer
highlighted.
Dashes will appear briefly in the
display.
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Switching on and off
Switching the refrigerator section
back on again
Switching off for longer
periods of time
The refrigerator section can also be
switched back on again separately.
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ disconnect it from the mains and
^ empty the ice cube drawer.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section so that it is highlighted in
yellow.
If you are not using the
appliance/refrigerator (refrigerator
section switched off separately) for a
longer period of time,
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section lights up. The
refrigerator section starts to cool and
the interior lighting comes on when the
door is opened.
^ take the water container out of the
appliance, empty it, then clean and
and dry it,
Switching off the appliance in
Sabbath mode
^ leave the doors ajar to air the
appliance/refrigerator section to
avoid a build-up of odours.
The appliance can be switched off
directly at any time.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
The temperature display will go out and
the mains connection symbol t will
appear.
^ clean the appliance/refrigerator
section, and
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut, there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
Any water remaining in the water
container could cause bacteria to
build up with a danger of infection.
The interior lighting will go out and the
cooling process will be switched off.
When the appliance is switched
back on again, Sabbath mode is
deactivated.
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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 placed 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.
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. . . in the refrigerator section
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator section.
. . . in the freezer section
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially 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.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
In normal operation the temperature
display shows the average, current
temperature in the refrigerator
section and the temperature in the
warmest area of the freezer
section.
If the temperature in the freezer section
is not within the range that the
appliance is able to display, dashes will
flash in the temperature display.
Depending on the ambient temperature
and the setting, it can take the
appliance a few hours to reach the
temperature required and for this
temperature to then be shown as a
constant temperature in the display.
However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above
-18 °C for a long time, check that the
frozen food has not started to
defrost. If it has, check that the food
is safe to use and if it is, then use it
as soon as possible.
Setting the temperature
The temperatures in the refrigerator and
freezer sections are set independently
of one another.
^ Select the refrigerator or the freezer
section.
^ Set the temperature using the two
sensors underneath the display.
By touching the sensor
– the temperature will get colder
– the temperature will get warmer.
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
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The correct temperature
The following information shows in the
display when the sensors are touched:
– Touching a sensor once: the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent touch of the
sensor:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Leaving a finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
Approx. 5 seconds after the last time a
sensor has been touched, the current
temperature inside the appliance is
automatically shown.
or
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
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When you have adjusted the
temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours
if the appliance is not very full and
for approx. 24 hours if the appliance
is full before checking the temperature
display, as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading.
If, after this time, the temperature is still
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
– In the refrigerator section from 1 °C
to 9 °C.
– In the freezer section from -15 °C to
-26 °C.
Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling
Super cool
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 12 hours.
The appliance will then continue to
work at normal power.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for the faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section.
The symbol for the refrigerator
section is highlighted in yellow.
The symbol for the refrigerator
section is highlighted in yellow.
^ Touch the Super cool sensor so that it
is no longer lit up yellow.
^ Touch the Super cool sensor so that it
lights up yellow.
The appliance will run at normal
power again.
The appliance will work at full power
to lower the temperature in the
appliance.
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Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling
Super freeze
For optimum results switch on the
Super freeze function before putting
fresh food into the freezer.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer 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.
The appliance will work at full power
to lower the temperature in the
appliance.
Switching off Super freeze
The Super freeze function will switch
itself off automatically after approx. 30 65 hours. The quantity of fresh food
placed in the freezer will determine the
duration before the Super freeze
function switches off. The Super
freeze ª symbol will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
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.
Check the temperature inside the
appliance.
^ Touch the sensor for the freezer
section.
^ Touch the sensor for the freezer
section.
The symbol for the freezer section is
highlighted in yellow.
The symbol for the freezer section is
highlighted in yellow.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor so
that it is no longer lit up yellow.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor so
that it lights up yellow.
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The appliance will run at normal
power again.
Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling
Dynamic cooling
When the Dynamic cooling 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 "Storing food in the refrigerator").
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
Dynamic cooling. 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.
Dynamic cooling should also be
selected when:
– the ambient temperature in the room
is high (above approx. 30 °C), and
^ Touch the Dynamic cooling sensor so
that it lights up yellow.
The fan will now not run continuously.
It will switch on automatically when
the compressor switches on.
Switching off Dynamic cooling
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section.
The symbol for the refrigerator
section is highlighted in yellow.
– the room humidity level is high.
Switching on Dynamic cooling
^ Touch the Dynamic cooling sensor so
that it is no longer lit up yellow.
To save energy, the fan switches off
automatically whilst the door is open.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
section.
The symbol for the refrigerator
section is highlighted in yellow.
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Temperature and door alarm
This appliance has a warning system
which ensures that the temperature in
the freezer section cannot rise
unnoticed and to avoid energy being
wasted if a door is left open.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer
section becomes too warm, the sensor
for the freezer section will flash and at
the same time the alarm symbol ; will
flash in the display. An audible alarm
will also sound.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above
-18 °C for a long time, check that the
frozen food has not started to
defrost. If it has, check that it is still
safe to use, and if so, use it as
quickly as possible. Defrosted food
may only be re-frozen after it has
been cooked.
Switching the alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
The alarm may sound and the sensor
for the freezer section and the alarm
symbol may flash, for example,
^ Touch the sensor for switching off the
temperature alarm.
– when you switch the appliance on,
and for as long as the temperature in
a particular section differs from the
temperature set,
The alarm will stop.
The freezer section sensor on the
control panel and the alarm symbol ;
in the display will continue to flash until
the temperature is at the correct level.
– 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,
– in the event of a power cut,
– if the appliance has a fault.
The alarm will stop and the alarm
symbol ; will go out when the
temperature reaches the correct level
again. The sensor for the freezer
section will light up again constantly.
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Temperature and door alarm
Door alarm
Switching the alarm off early
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for a long time. The alarm symbol
; will light up.
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
The period of time before the door
alarm sounds is 2 minutes (default
setting) or 4 minutes depending on the
setting selected. The door alarm can
also be switched off (see "Selecting
further settings - Acoustic signals").
The alarm will stop and the alarm
symbol ; will go out as soon as the
door is closed.
^ Touch the sensor for switching off the
door alarm.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm symbol ; will continue to
be lit up until the door is closed.
If the audible tone does not sound in
the case of a door alarm, the alarm
tone has been switched off in
settings mode (see "Selecting further
settings - Acoustic signals").
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Selecting further settings
Certain settings on the appliance can
only be selected in settings mode.
When in settings mode, the door
alarm and other fault messages are
automatically deactivated although
the alarm symbol ; appears in the
display.
Available settings
0
Activating or deactivating the
safety lock
® Switching ice cube maker on and
off (Setting the water volume;
Rinsing the ice cube maker;
Adjusting the cleaning setting for
the ice cube tray)
Safety lock 0
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent:
– the appliance being switched off by
mistake,
– the temperature being changed by
mistake,
– the Dynamic cooling, Super cool and
Super freeze functions being
selected inadvertently,
– settings being adjusted by mistake (it
is only possible to deactivate the
lock).
)
Switching acoustic signals on/off
This prevents the appliance being
switched off or settings adjusted
without your knowledge, by children, for
example.
s
Altering the display brightness
Activating or deactivating the lock
¬
Switching Sabbath mode on/off
The settings available for the ice cube
maker are described in "Making ice
cubes" and "Cleaning and care".
The other further settings are described
in more detail below.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
All symbols available for selection will
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The last selected setting flashes and
the 0 symbol lights up in the display.
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Selecting further settings
Acoustic signals )
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now select whether the safety
lock is activated or deactivated:
0: the safety lock is deactivated
1: the safety lock is activated
The appliance has acoustic signals
such as the sensor tone and the door
and temperature alarms.
You can switch the sensor tone or the
door alarm tone on or off but you
cannot deactivate the temperature
alarm.
There are four settings to choose from.
Option 3 is set the factory, i.e. the
sensor tone and the door alarm are
switched on.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
Switching acoustic signals on/off
The selected setting is applied, the 0
symbol flashes.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode.
Otherwise the appliance exits
settings mode automatically after
approximately one minute.
The 0 symbol will appear in the
display when the lock is activated.
All symbols available for selection will
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y) repeatedly until
the ) symbol flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The last selected setting flashes and
the ) symbol lights up in the display.
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Selecting further settings
Display brightness s
^ By touching the X or Y sensor you
can now select:
0: sensor tone off; door alarm off
1: sensor tone off; door alarm on
(after 4 minutes)
2: sensor tone off; door alarm on
(after 2 minutes)
3: sensor tone on; door alarm on
(after 2 minutes)
The display brightness can be adjusted
to suit the lighting conditions of the
room.
The display brightness can be altered
in stages from 1 to 3. The default setting
is the maximum brightness, option 3.
Altering the display brightness
^ Touch the settings sensor.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
All symbols available for selection will
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
The selected setting is applied, the )
symbol flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y) repeatedly until
the s symbol flashes.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode.
Otherwise the appliance exits
settings mode automatically after
approximately one minute.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The last selected setting flashes and
the s symbol lights up in the display.
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Selecting further settings
Sabbath mode ¬
^ By touching the X or Y sensor you
can now alter the brightness of the
display:
1: dimmest setting
2: medium setting
3: brightest setting.
The appliance offers a Sabbath
programme for the purposes of
religious observance.
The following are switched off:
– the interior lighting when the door is
opened,
– all acoustic and optical signals,
– the temperature display,
– the Super cool, Super freeze or
Dynamic cooling functions (if
previously selected),
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting is applied, the s
symbol flashes.
– the ice cube maker (if previously
switched on).
The following can be selected:
– the settings sensor for switching off
Sabbath mode
– and the On/Off button.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode.
Otherwise the appliance exits
settings mode automatically after
approximately one minute.
Temperature regulation is limited in
Sabbath mode.
Ensure that the doors are properly
closed, as optical and acoustic
alarms are switched off.
Any power failure during this time is
not shown in the display. After a
power failure, the appliance restarts
in Sabbath mode.
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Selecting further settings
Switching on Sabbath mode
The selected setting is applied, the ¬
symbol lights up.
As soon as the ¬ symbol goes out in
the display, Sabbath mode is switched
on.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
^ Switch off Sabbath mode after the
Sabbath has passed.
All symbols available for selection will
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y) repeatedly until
the ¬ symbol flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The last selected setting flashes and
the ¬ symbol lights up in the display.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor you
can now switch on Sabbath mode. To
do this, select setting 1.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
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Switching off Sabbath mode
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
Sabbath mode.
The temperature will appear in the
display and the interior lighting will
come on.
Storing food in the refrigerator
Different storage zones
Warmest area
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator
section. 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
at the front and in 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.
For this reason, the difference
between the various zones is less
pronounced.
Coldest area
The coldest area is directly above the
fruit and vegetable containers or above
the fruit and vegetable drawers
(depending on model) and at the back
of the appliance.
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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Storing food in the refrigerator
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing food which contains a lot of
fat or oil in the appliance or the
door, make sure it does not come
into contact with plastic components
as this could cause stress cracks or
break the plastic.
Food must not touch the back wall
of the appliance, 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 is not suitable for
storing in the refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in a
refrigerator at temperatures below 5 °C,
as some food is sensitive to cold. The
appearance, consistency, taste and / or
the vitamin content of certain foods can
be adversely affected by being stored
in too cold a place.
Food which does not tolerate cold
temperatures includes:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangos, melons,
papayas, passion fruit,
citrus fruit (such as lemons, oranges,
mandarins, grapefruit),
– Fruit which is not yet ripe,
– Aubergines/egg plant, cucumber,
potatoes, peppers/capiscum,
tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini,
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan.
Storing food in the refrigerator
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. Always observe the use-by
date and the recommended storage
temperature. 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.
Tip: Take a cool bag with you when
shopping and on return place food into
the appliance immediately.
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged. This will prevent
food smells from affecting other food,
food from drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. This is
particularly important for protein-based
foods such as meat or fish.
The growth of bacteria, such as
salmonella, can be avoided by setting
the correct temperature and
maintaining good standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the fruit and vegetable
containers or drawers (depending on
model).
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
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
pushed back into position securely.
Moving the bottle holder
The bottle holder can be moved to the
left or right to create more room for
drinks cartons, for example.
The bottle holder can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning).
^ Push the bottle shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
Adjustable shelves /
Adjustable shelves with LED
lighting
The LED lighting is located in the
stainless steel trim of the adjustable
shelves.
You can illuminate the refrigerator
section as you wish by moving the
shelves.
If the lighting is not working, check
that the shelves are positioned in the
side supports correctly:
The shelves have metal discs
(contacts) in the left-hand front corner
which supply power to the LED
lighting. Make sure when inserting the
shelves that the contacts click into the
shelf supports correctly.
Moving the adjustable shelves /
adjustable shelves with LED lighting
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Pull the bottle holder upwards to
remove it from the rear edge of the
bottle shelf.
^ Raise the shelf slightly at the front,
and pull it forwards a little 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 of the shelf
must face upwards to prevent food
from touching the back of the appliance
and freezing to it.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
Fruit and vegetable drawer
Adjusting the bottle rack
The fruit and vegetable drawer is on
telescopic runners, and can be
removed for filling, emptying or
cleaning purposes.
(depending on model)
The bottle rack can be placed at
different positions in the appliance.
(depending on model)
^ Pull out the drawer as far as it will go,
and then lift it up and out.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid damaging them.
Fitting the drawer
^ Push the runners in completely and
then place the drawer on them.
^ Raise the bottle rack slightly at the
front, and pull it forwards a little until
the notch at the side is in line with the
shelf support. It can then be raised or
lowered to the required level.
^ Push the drawer into the appliance
until it clicks into position.
The rear rail must face upwards to
prevent bottles from touching the back
of the appliance.
Stoppers prevent the bottle rack from
being dislodged by mistake.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer section 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
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502
Standard.
Freezing fresh food
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.
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.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid 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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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date and
– 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.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer 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 a
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, 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 food 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.
Packaging
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packaging material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packaging material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ 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.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
section
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Using Super cool, Super freeze and
Dynamic cooling").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Placing food in the freezer section
Please note that when removing the
drawers, the lowest freezer drawer
must always remain in the freezer.
When placing food on the glass cold
plate make sure it does not obstruct
the ventilation gaps at the back.
This is important for problem-free
operation and normal energy
consumption.
– Freezing the maximum amount of
food (see data plate)
^ Remove the upper freezer drawers.
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
^ Place the food flat on the upper glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
Once frozen:
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the upper freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
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^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawers and push them back into the
appliance.
– Large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed.
^ Remove the upper freezer drawers
and carefully lift and slide out the
glass cold plates.
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
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.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
– 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.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while
defrosting. Catch the liquid and
dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, 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 due to changes in the cell
structure.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left
in for more than one hour; otherwise
they could burst.
Cool pack
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut. This
can help to prolong the storage time.
^ Place the cool pack in the top drawer
of the freezer section.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
In the event of a power cut:
^ Place the frozen cool pack directly on
top of the frozen food in the front of
the top drawer.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
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Making ice cubes
Ice cube maker with integrated
ice cube tray
Water container
The automatic ice cube maker in the
freezer section is supplied with water
from the water container in the
refrigerator section.
However, you can also use the cooled
water in the water container at any time.
The water quality must conform to the
requirements for drinking water in the
country in which the appliance is
being installed (e.g. 98/83/EU).
In the ice cube drawer a there is an
automatic ice cube maker b.
As soon as the ice cube maker is
switched on, the ® symbol lights up in
the display.
The ice cube maker must only be
used to make ice cubes in quantities
for normal household use. Suitable,
cold drinking water must be used
Do not fill the water container with
hot or boiling water. The water
container could be damaged.
An ice cube tray c, in which the ice
cubes are produced, is integrated into
the ice cube maker b.
When the ice cubes are frozen, the ice
cube tray automatically empties itself
into the drawer.
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Liquids containing sugar, such as
soft drinks, fruit juice, syrup or
concentrate diluted with water, will
clog the pump and cause the pump
to malfunction completely. This in
turn would damage the ice cube
maker.
Fill the water container with cold
drinking water only. Do not fill it with
any liquid containing sugar, such as
soft drinks, fruit juice, syrup or
concentrate diluted with water.
Making ice cubes
Preparation
The ice cube maker and water
supply must be rinsed:
– before using for the first time,
– if the ice cube maker has not been
used for a long time,
– regularly when in continuous use
(at least once a month), to remove
ice residues from the system (to
avoid a blockage of the water
supply) and
– before switching the ice cube
maker off for a long time.
Before selecting this function, see
"Cleaning and care - Rinsing the ice
cube maker".
^ Switch the appliance on.
To avoid the build-up of bacteria, do
not leave water in the water
container for several days.
^ Fill the container up to the marker
with fresh, cold drinking water.
Change the water in the water
container regularly and always
empty and refill it before switching
on the ice maker to ensure that the
ice cubes are made with fresh
water.
Clean the water container regularly
and dry it carefully.
^ Pull the water container forwards to
remove it.
^ Clean it thoroughly with water to
remove dust etc.
^ Insert the filled container into the
holder and push it all the way to the
back.
Make sure that the water container
clicks into position and that it is
sitting correctly in its holder.
Make sure that the ice cube drawer is
empty.
Do not use the ice cube maker
continuously if the refrigerator section
has been switched off separately.
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Making ice cubes
Switching the ice cube maker
on and off
^ Touch the settings sensor.
All symbols available for selection
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until
the ice cube maker symbol ®
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now select/deselect the ice cube
maker:
0: the ice cube maker is
switched off
1: the ice cube maker is
switched on
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting is applied.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode,
or
^ Close the appliance door.
Otherwise the appliance will switch to
normal operation after approximately
one minute.
Only make normal domestic
quantities of ice cubes with the ice
cube maker.
Ice cubes can only be made when
the ice cube drawer is closed
completely.
After the appliance is switched on for
the first time, it can take up to 24
hours for the first ice cubes to drop
out of the ice cube maker and collect
in the drawer.
Thereafter, when the ice cube maker
is switched off and then on again it
will take up to a maximum of 6 hours
for ice cubes to be produced.
The ice cube maker can be switched
off independently of the freezer
section if you do not want to make
any ice cubes.
If the ice cube maker is switched off,
the ice cube drawer can be used as
an extra drawer for freezing fresh
food and storing frozen food.
Making a large amount of ice cubes
The amount of ice cubes which the
appliance makes depends on the
temperature in the freezer section. The
lower the temperature, the more ice
cubes are produced within a certain
time frame. At a temperature of -18 °C
approx. 1 kg of ice cubes will be
produced in 24 hours.
Ice cube production is halted
automatically when the ice cube drawer
is full.
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Making ice cubes
If you require a large amount of ice
cubes,
^ replace the full ice cube drawer with
the drawer beside it on the right.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again as soon as
this new drawer has been placed in
position and closed properly.
Altering the size of the ice cubes
The size of the ice cubes produced
depends on the volume of the water
intake which you can set according to
your requirements.
Setting the water volume
The size of the ice cubes produced
depends on the water pressure present
and the water intake time which has
been set for the ice cube maker.
If the ice cube maker is only producing
small ice cubes the water pressure is
low. In order to produce larger ice
cubes, the water intake time for the ice
cube maker needs to be prolonged.
The volume is set at the factory to
medium (E3).
The setting can only be selected
when the ice cube maker is
switched on.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until
the ice cube maker symbol ®
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now alter the water volume:
0: the ice cube maker is
switched off
1: the ice cube maker is
switched on
2: set the water volume
3: select the ice cube tray
cleaning position
4: rinse the ice cube maker
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now set the water volume you
require (E1 to E8):
E1: low water volume
E8: high water volume
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting is applied.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode,
or
^ Close the appliance door.
Otherwise the appliance will switch to
normal operation after approximately
one minute.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
All symbols available for selection
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
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Making ice cubes
Switching the ice cube maker
on/off with the On/Off button
^ Pull the ice cube drawer out slightly.
^ Press the On/Off button a on the ice
cube maker,
– until the indicator light comes on.
The ice cube maker symbol ® will
appear in the display. The ice cube
maker is switched on.
– until the indicator light goes out.
The ice cube maker symbol ® will
go out in display. The ice cube
maker is switched off.
^ Close the ice cube drawer.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
The refrigerator section defrosts
automatically.
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
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 compressor.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated by the condenser from time
to time.
^ This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer section to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the
food stored in the freezer section will
not defrost.
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
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the lighting
or the metal discs (contacts) in the
left-hand shelf supports.
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
Do not let water get into the
condensate channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
– glass cleaning agents,
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
– melamine eraser blocks,
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service call.
Cleaning agents
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Treat stainless steel surfaces with
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent (available from Miele or from
www.miele-shop.com).
Unlike stainless steel cleaning
agents, the conditioning agent does
not contain any abrasive substances
and will gently remove soiling. Each
time it is used, it forms a water and
dirt repellent protective coating.
To avoid damaging the surface 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,
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We recommend using lukewarm water
with a little washing-up liquid for
cleaning the appliance.
See the following pages for important
information regarding cleaning.
Cleaning and care
Rinsing the ice cube maker
The ice cube maker and water
supply must be rinsed:
– before using for the first time,
– if the ice cube maker has not been
used for a long time,
– regularly when in continuous use
(at least once a month), to remove
ice residues from the system (to
avoid a blockage of the water
supply) and
– before switching the ice cube
maker off for a long time.
Fill the water container with hand
warm drinking water only. Do not
use hot or boiling water.
Do not add any detergents such as
washing-up liquid.
^ Pull the water container forwards to
remove it.
^ Clean it thoroughly with water to
remove dust etc.
^ Fill the container up to the marker
with fresh, cold drinking water.
^ Insert the filled container into the
holder and push it all the way to the
back.
Make sure that the water container
clicks into position and that it is
sitting correctly in its holder.
Make sure that the ice cube drawer is
empty before selecting the "Rinse ice
cube maker" setting. Otherwise the
water will empty onto the contents of
the drawer.
When the "Rinse ice cube maker"
setting is selected, the ice cube maker
b and the water supply pipework are
automatically rinsed.
Finally the ice cube tray rotates itself
into the cleaning position to allow you to
dry it by hand.
Water is collected in the ice cube
drawer a.
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Cleaning and care
The setting can only be selected
when the ice cube maker is
switched on and the water container
is filled with water.
You will hear the ice cube tray rotate so
that it is at an angle.
^ Wait until the ice cube tray has
completed this rotation before
continuing.
Then the ice cube maker switches itself
off. The ice cube maker symbol ® will
go out.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
All symbols available for selection
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until
the ice cube maker symbol ®
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now select the setting you want:
0: the ice cube maker is
switched off
1: the ice cube maker is
switched on
2: set the water volume
3: select the ice cube tray
cleaning position
4: rinse the ice cube maker
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting is applied. While
the ice cube maker is being rinsed, the
symbol for the ice maker ® flashes in
the display.
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^ Carefully remove the ice cube
drawer, which will be full of water.
Empty and clean it.
The ice cube tray cannot be removed
and must be cleaned in situ.
^ Dry the ice cube tray b with a cloth.
When the ice cube maker is switched
back on again, the ice cube tray will
rotate itself back into the original
position.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the ice cube tray
Clean the ice cube tray,
– before switching off the ice cube
maker for a long time
– regularly, to remove ice and water
residues.
If you have already selected the
"Rinse ice cube maker" setting, (see
"Rinsing the ice cube maker"), the ice
cube tray will already be in the
cleaning position.
Selecting the cleaning position
The cleaning position can only be
selected when the ice cube maker is
switched on.
^ Empty the ice cube drawer.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
All symbols available for selection
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until
the ice cube maker symbol ®
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The ice cube tray b cannot be
removed and must be cleaned in situ.
To clean the tray you need to move it
into the cleaning position.
^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you
can now select the setting you want:
0: the ice cube maker is
switched off
1: the ice cube maker is
switched on
2: set the water volume
3: select the ice cube tray
cleaning position
4: rinse the ice cube maker
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting will be saved and
you will hear the ice cube tray rotate
into a diagonal position.
^ Wait until the ice cube tray has
completed this rotation before
continuing.
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Cleaning and care
Then the ice cube maker switches itself
off. The ice cube maker symbol ® will
go out.
^ Remove and clean the ice cube
drawer.
The ice cube tray cannot be removed
and must be cleaned in situ.
Before cleaning the appliance
^ Switch off the appliance.
The display will go out and the
cooling system will switch off. If this
does not happen the safety lock is
active (see "Selecting further settings
- Activating or deactivating the lock").
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electricity supply.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out all other removable parts for
cleaning.
Water container
^ Clean the ice cube tray b.
When the ice cube maker is switched
back on again, the ice cube tray will
rotate itself back into the original
position.
To avoid the build-up of bacteria, do
not leave water in the water container
for several days.
Change the water in the water
container regularly and always empty
and refill it before switching on the
ice maker to ensure that the ice
cubes are made with fresh water.
You should also clean the water
container before switching off the
appliance or the ice cube maker for a
long time (e.g. when going on holiday).
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Cleaning and care
the back of the shelf, proceed as
follows:
^ Place the shelf with the top facing
downwards on a worktop covered
with a soft material (e.g. a tea towel).
Stainless steel trim with LED
lighting
Important. Ensure that you loosen
the side on which the contacts
(metal discs) are not located first.
^ Remove the water container.
^ Pull the drip tray forwards and then
downwards to remove it.
When cleaning the water container,
also ensure that the valve, the
underside of the water container and
the surface the water container sits
on in the refrigerator are clean.
Otherwise the water container will not
sit correctly.
Adjustable shelves / Adjustable
shelves with LED lighting
The stainless steel trim with LED
lighting or the stainless steel trim on
the adjustable shelves is not
suitable for cleaning in a
dishwasher.
^ Grasp the plastic surround on the
left-hand side of the stainless steel
trim at its furthest back point.
1. Pull the plastic surround away from
the shelf and 2. pull the trim off at the
same time. Then do the same on the
opposite side.
^ 3. Pull the protective strip off the
back of the shelf.
^ After cleaning the shelf, attach the
stainless steel trim and protective
strip in the reverse order.
The stainless steel trim with LED
lighting must not be placed in water
when cleaning it.
To remove the stainless steel trim with
LED lighting or the stainless steel trim
at the front and the protective strip at
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Cleaning and care
Bottle and door shelves
The stainless steel trim on the bottle
and door shelves is not suitable for
cleaning in a dishwasher.
To remove the stainless steel trim,
proceed as follows:
^ Place the shelf on a worktop, with the
front face down.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
The appliance should be cleaned
regularly, at least once a month.
Remove any obvious soiling immediately and do not let it dry on.
^ Clean the interior with a solution of
lukewarm water and a little
washing-up liquid. After cleaning,
wipe with clean water and dry with a
soft cloth.
The following accessories are suitable
for cleaning in a dishwasher:
^ Grasp one end of the trim and pull it
away from the shelf. The complete
trim will then detach from the shelf.
^ After cleaning, refit the stainless steel
trim to the shelf in the reverse order.
– the bottle holder, butter dish, egg
trays, water container
(supplied as standard, depending on
model)
– the bottle shelf and shelves in the
door (with stainless steel trim
removed)
– the adjustable shelves (with stainless
steel trim with LED lighting / stainless
steel trim and protective strips
removed)
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such as
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
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Cleaning and care
The following accessories are not
suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher:
– the stainless steel trim on the bottle
and door shelves
– the stainless steel trim with LED
lighting / stainless steel trim and the
protective strips on the shelves
– the bottle rack
Door seals
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals 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.
– the fruit and vegetable drawer
– the ice cube drawer
– the freezer drawers
^ These accessories should all be
hand washed.
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.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain hole if necessary.
^ Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent can be used to remove any
soiling from the stainless steel trim.
^ It is important to treat the stainless
steel trim with Miele stainless steel
conditioning agent each time it is
cleaned. This will protect the surface
and help prevent resoiling.
^ Leave the doors open to air the
appliance for a short while.
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Cleaning and care
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
The left-hand shelf supports have
metal discs (contacts) which supply
power to the LED lighting.
Make sure that the contacts are clean
and dry before inserting the shelves
with LED lighting.
Push the shelf in until it clicks into
position, as otherwise the lighting will
not work.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section and close the doors.
^ Once the freezer section has
reached the required temperature,
place the food back in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer section.
^ When the temperature in the freezer
section is a constant -18 °C or colder
switch the Super freeze function off.
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Problem solving guide
Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele. If, having
followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the problem, 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.
Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause considerable
danger for the user. Installation, maintenance and repairs must only be carried
out by a Miele authorised technician.
Problem
Possible cause
The appliance is not
getting cold, the
interior lighting
does not come on
when the door is
opened, and the
display is not lit up.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
The appliance is not
switched on and the mains
connection symbol t is lit
up in the display.
The appliance does
not get cold,
although the
controls and the
interior lighting are
working.
Remedy
The plug is not inserted in
the socket correctly.
^ Insert the plug correctly
into the socket. The mains
connection symbol t
appears in the display
when the appliance is
switched off.
Check whether the mains
fuse has tripped. There
could be a fault with the
appliance, the household
electrical wiring or another
electrical appliance.
^ Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
Demo mode is switched on ^ Switch off Demo mode
(see "Information for
and the r symbol lights up
dealers - Demo mode").
in the display. This allows
the appliance to be
presented in the showroom
without the cooling system
being switched on. Do not
activate this setting for
domestic use!
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Problem solving guide
The compressor runs more frequently and for longer periods of time,
the temperature in the appliance drops.
Problem
Possible cause
The temperature in The temperature setting is
the appliance is too too low.
low.
The freezer section door is
not properly closed.
The compressor
runs continuously.
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Remedy
^ Adjust the temperature.
^ Check whether the freezer
section door closes
properly.
A large amount of food is
being frozen at once.
^ See "Freezing and storing
food".
The Super cool function is
still switched on. It will
switch itself off
automatically after approx.
12 hours.
You can switch off the Super
freeze function earlier to
save energy.
The Super freeze function is
still switched on. It will
switch itself off
automatically after approx.
30 - 65 hours.
You can switch off the Super
freeze function earlier to
save energy.
^ Touch the Super cool
sensor.
^ Touch the Super freeze
sensor.
None required.
To save energy, the
compressor runs at a lower
speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
Problem solving guide
The compressor runs more frequently and for longer periods of time,
the temperature in the appliance drops.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The compressor is
switching on more
frequently and for
longer periods.
The ventilation gaps in the
housing unit have been
covered or become too
dusty.
^ Do not block the
ventilation gaps.
The doors have been
opened too frequently, or a
large amount of fresh food
has been placed inside
and/or frozen at the same
time.
^ Only open the door when
necessary and for as short
a time as possible.
The appliance doors are not
closed properly.
A thick layer of ice may
have formed in the freezer.
^ Close the door.
^ Dust the ventilation gaps
regularly.
The required temperature
will re-establish itself after a
while.
The required temperature
will re-establish itself after a
while.
If a thick layer of ice has
formed, it will reduce
efficiency and increase the
energy consumption.
^ Defrost the appliance and
clean it.
The ambient temperature is ^ See "Installation Location".
too high. The higher the
room temperature, the
longer the compressor will
run for.
The appliance was not
properly installed in the
niche.
^ See "Building in the
appliance".
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Problem solving guide
The compressor comes on less and less often and for shorter periods of
time. The temperature in the appliance rises.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The temperature in
the appliance is too
high.
This is not a fault.
^ Adjust the temperature.
The food begins to
defrost.
^ See "Installation The room temperature is
Location".
lower than the ambient
temperature for which the
^ Increase the temperature
appliance is designed.
of the room.
Operating in a room which
is too cold will cause the
compressor to switch off for
too long, causing the
freezer to become too
warm.
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^ Check the temperature
again after 24 hours.
Problem solving guide
Display warnings
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
"F0 to F9" appears in There is a fault.
the display.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
"FE*" appears in the
display.
There is a fault.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
The ® symbol is
flashing in the
display and the
indicator light is
flashing on the ice
cube maker .
There is not enough water
in the water container.
^ Fill the water container
with fresh tap water.
The is a fault with the ice
The ® and ;
symbols are flashing cube maker.
in the display. The
indicator light on the
ice cube maker is
also flashing.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
The alarm symbol ; The door alarm has been
and the sensor for
activated.
one of the sections
lights up and an
acoustic alarm also
sounds.
^ Close the appliance door.
The alarm symbol ; will
go out and the alarm will
stop.
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Problem solving guide
Display warnings
Problem
Possible cause
The alarm symbol ;
flashes in the display
together with the
sensor for one of the
sections.
The temperature in the zone ^ Rectify the cause of the
alarm. The alarm symbol
concerned has risen higher
; goes out and the
or fallen lower than the
sensor for the section
temperature set. This could
concerned lights up
be due to:
constantly. The audible
– the door being opened
alarm stops.
too frequently.
Depending on the
– a large amount of fresh
temperature in the freezer
food being put in at once
section, you should check
for freezing without
the condition of the food. If
switching on the Super
food has defrosted or
freeze function.
started to defrost, check
that it is still safe to use and
– a lengthy interruption of
if so, use it as quickly as
the power supply.
possible. Defrosted food
may only be re-frozen after
it has been cooked.
The alarm sounds
and the power failure
symbol t appears in
the display.
The temperature
display will show the
warmest temperature
recorded in the
freezer during an
interruption to the
power supply or a
power cut.
The temperature in the
appliance in the previous
days or hours has risen too
high because of a power
cut or interruption to the
power supply.
The appliance will go back
to the last temperature
setting when the power is
back on.
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Remedy
^ Touch the alarm off
sensor.
The warmest temperature
display will go out. The
display will then revert to
showing the current
temperature in the freezer.
^ Depending on the
temperature displayed, you
should check the condition
of food in the freezer. If it
has defrosted or started to
defrost, check that it is still
safe to use and, if so, use it
as soon as possible.
Defrosted food may only
be re-frozen after it has
been cooked.
Problem solving guide
Interior lighting
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The LED lighting on The shelf has not been
one of the shelves
positioned correctly on the
is not working.
shelf supports.
^ Push the shelf in until it
clicks into position.
The LED lighting on Liquid has been spilt onto
all of the shelves is the LED lighting on one of
not working.
the shelves or the metal
discs (contacts) in the
left-hand shelf supports.
The safety switch off
mechanism has switched
off the interior lighting.
^ Wipe the stainless steel
trim with LED lighting with
a damp cloth and dry it or
leave it outside the
appliance to dry. Clean
the metal discs (contacts)
in the shelf supports by
wiping and drying them.
Make sure that the contacts
are clean and dry before
inserting the shelves with
lighting in the appliance.
^ Push the shelf in until it
clicks into position.
^ Close the appliance door.
When the door is opened
again, the interior lighting
will come on.
If this is not the case, then
there is a fault.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
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Problem solving guide
Interior lighting
Problem
Possible cause
The LED lighting on To avoid overheating, the
all of the shelves is lighting switches itself off
not working.
automatically after approx.
15 minutes if the door is left
open.
Remedy
^ Close the appliance door.
When the door is opened
again, the interior lighting
will come on.
^ Replace the stainless
The LED lighting on the
steel trim with LED
stainless steel trim is faulty.
lighting.
It is available from Miele
or from your Miele dealer.
Do not remove the
lighting cover. If the
cover is damaged or
needs to be removed
due to damage, exercise
caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser
beam class 1M) which
you should avoid looking
at directly. Do not use
optical instruments
(magnifying glass or
similar) to look at the
lighting either.
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Problem solving guide
Interior lighting
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The LED lighting on
the fruit and
vegetable drawer
does not work.
To avoid overheating, the
lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx.
15 minutes if the door is left
open.
^ Close the appliance door.
If this is not the case, then
there is a fault.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
When the door is opened
again, the interior lighting
will come on.
The LED lighting may only
be repaired or replaced by
a Miele authorised service
technician. There are live
electrical components under
the lighting cover. Danger of
injury and damage to the
appliance.
Do not remove the cover.
If the cover is damaged
or needs to be removed
due to damage, exercise
caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser
beam class 1M) which
you should avoid looking
at directly. Do not use
optical instruments
(magnifying glass or
similar) to look at the
lighting either.
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Problem solving guide
Other problems
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Food has frozen
together.
The food packaging was
not dry when placed in the
freezer.
^ Use a blunt instrument,
e.g. a spoon handle or
plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
There is no audible
alarm although the
door has been open
for a long time.
This is not a fault. The alarm None required.
tone has been switched off
in settings mode (see
"Selecting further settings Acoustic signals").
You cannot switch
the appliance off.
The safety lock is activated. ^ Deactivate the lock (see
"Selecting settings The 0 symbol is lit up in the
Activating or deactivating
display.
the lock").
The external walls
This is not a fault. The
of the appliance feel warmth created by the
warm.
evaporator is used to
prevent condensation.
The floor of the
refrigerator section
is wet.
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The condensate drain hole
is blocked.
None required.
^ Clean the condensate
channel and drain hole.
Problem solving guide
Problems with the ice cube maker
Problem
Possible cause
The ice cube maker The appliance is not
will not switch on. connected to the power
supply or is not switched
on.
Remedy
^ Connect the appliance to
the electricity supply and
switch it on.
^ Switch on the appliance
The ice cube maker The appliance or the ice
and the ice cube maker.
is not producing
cube maker is not switched
on.
any ice cubes.
The ice cube drawer is not
closed properly.
^ Push the drawer in
properly.
There is not enough water in ^ Fill the water container
with fresh tap water.
the water container.
The ® symbol is
flashing in the
display and the
indicator light is
flashing on the ice
cube maker .
The water container is not
sitting correctly.
^ Push the water container
into the appliance
correctly, making sure it
clicks into position.
The ice cube tray is not in
the correct position.
^ Correct the position of the
ice cube tray.
The temperature in the
freezer section is too high.
^ Select a lower
temperature.
There is not enough water in ^ Fill the water container
with fresh tap water.
the water container.
The ® and ;
The is a fault with the ice
symbols are
cube maker.
flashing in the
display. The
indicator light on
the ice cube maker
is also flashing.
^ Call the Miele Service
Department.
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Problem solving guide
Problems with the ice cube maker
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
^ Lengthen the water intake
The ice cube maker The size of the ice cubes
time for the ice cube
is only producing
produced depends on the
maker.
small ice cubes.
water pressure present and
the water intake time which
has been set for the ice
cube maker. If the ice cube
maker is only producing
small ice cubes, the water
pressure is low.
The ice cubes taste The ice cube maker is in
or smell odd.
continuous use and should
be cleaned regularly.
^ Rinse the ice cube maker
and water supply
pipework regularly (see
"Cleaning and care Rinsing the ice cube
maker").
^ Empty the ice cube
The ice cube maker has
drawer if you are not
been used very infrequently.
going to use the ice cube
Ice cubes that are stored for
maker for a long period of
a long period can absorb
time.
the taste and smell of other
items.
^ Rinse the ice cube maker
and the water supply
pipework (see "Cleaning
and care - Rinsing the ice
cube maker").
Unwrapped food is being
stored in the freezer.
Ice can absorb the taste
and smell of unwrapped
food.
^ Only store food which has
been wrapped in the
freezer section.
The ice cube drawer is dirty. ^ Clean the ice cube
drawer.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr ...
A humming noise is made by the motor (compressor). This
noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor
switches 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 the sound of the fan inside the appliance.
On appliances with a water container you can sometimes
hear the sound of water being pumped out of the water
container.
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 Cause
can easily rectify
Rattling,
vibrating
Remedy
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.
Bottles or containers are
touching each other.
Separate them.
The transport cable clips are
hanging loose at the back of
the appliance.
Remove the cable clips.
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Miele|home
a Miele|home communication enabled appliance
b Miele|home communication module XKM3000Z
c Miele|home communication enabled Master appliance with SuperVision
functionality
d Miele|home Gateway XGW3000
e WiFi router
f Connection to a Home automation system
g Smartphone, Tablet PC, Laptop
h Internet connection
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Miele|home
This appliance a/c is communication
enabled and can be connected to the
Miele|home system via a
communication module b (optional
accessory) and a conversion kit where
required.
The Miele|home system enables
communication enabled appliances to
send information via the household
wiring network to a master appliance c
such as an oven with SuperVision
function about their operational status,
as well as information about the
progress of the programme.
Displaying information and
controlling appliances
– SuperVision master appliance c
The status of other signed on
appliances can be shown in the
display of some communication
enabled appliances.
– Mobile appliance g
A PC, Notebook, Tablet PC or a
Smartphone can be used within the
reception area of a household WLAN
e to display status information about
signed on appliances and carry out
certain functions.
– Household network f
The Miele|home system enables
smart living. The Miele|home
Gateway d allows other
communication enabled appliances
to integrate into the household bus
system.
instead of the Miele|home Gateway
(www.qivicon.de).
SmartStart
Smart grid enabled appliances can be
started automatically at a time when
electricity costs are favourable or when
a sufficient supply of electricity is
available (e.g. from a solar power
system).
Accessories required
– Communication module XKM3000Z
– Conversion kit for communication
system XKV (depending on
household appliance)
– Miele|home Gateway XGW3000
These accessories are supplied with
their own installation and operating
instructions.
Further information
Further information regarding
Miele|home is available on the internet
and in the instruction manuals of the
various components, e.g. the
Miele|home Gateway. Please note that
the Miele@home and SuperVision
system is currently only available in
selected countries.
In Germany communication enabled
appliances can be integrated into
the QIVICON Smart Home Platform
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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
Guarantee: U.K.
In the U.K. the appliance is guaranteed
for 2 years from the date of purchase.
However, you must activate your cover
by calling 0845 365 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
– the Miele Service Department.
See end of this booklet for contact
details. Please note that telephone
calls may be monitored and recorded
for training purposes and that a
call-out charge will be applied to service visits where the problem could
have been resolved as described in
this booklet.
When contacting your Dealer 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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Guarantee: Other countries
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele.
See end of this booklet for contact
details.
Information for test institutes
All tests must be carried out according
to relevant standards and directives.
In addition, the following information
provided by the manufacturer must be
observed:
– Loading instructions,
The cool packs (depending on model) must be placed in the
appliance in accordance with the
loading instructions when
determining the standard energy
consumption and the storage time
in the event of a fault.
– Information contained in the
Operating and installation
instructions.
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Information for dealers
Demo mode r
The appliance can be demonstrated in
the showroom or at exhibitions in "demo
mode". In this mode the controls and
interior lighting work but the
compressor remains switched off.
^ Place your finger on the X sensor,
and leave it there.
Activating demo mode
^ Switch the appliance off using the
On/Off sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
If this does not work, the safety lock
is still activated.
The temperature will go out and the
mains connection symbol t will
appear in the display.
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor
until the r symbol appears in the
display.
^ Then release the X sensor.
Demo mode is activated and the r
symbol lights up in the display.
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Information for dealers
Deactivating demo mode
The r symbol is lit up in the display.
^ Touch the settings sensor.
^ Touch the X or Y sensor, until 0
appears (this means: demo mode is
deactivated).
All symbols available for selection
appear in the display and the 0 symbol
flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
The selected setting is applied, the r
symbol flashes.
^ Touch the sensors for setting the
temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until
the r symbol flashes.
^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm your
selection.
1 flashes in the display (this means:
demo mode is activated), the r symbol
lights up.
^ Touch the settings sensor to leave
settings mode.
Otherwise the appliance exits
settings mode automatically after
approximately one minute.
Demo mode is deactivated, the r
symbol goes out.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
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 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. It must not be located
behind the appliance. For extra safety it
is advisable to protect the appliance
with 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).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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If the connection cable has to be
replaced, this must be done by a
suitably qualified and competent
person.
Do not plug other appliances in behind
this appliance
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
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).
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
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Side-by-side
The KFNS 37452 iDE fridge freezer has
two foamed in side-wall heaters
enabling it to be installed side-by side
with other appliances. Each appliance
must be installed in its own niche.
Your dealer will be able to advise you
on which combination of models is
possible.
Important. In environments with
high humidity condensation can
build up on the exterior of the
appliance. This can cause corrosion
of the appliance walls.
For prevention, it is advisable to
install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and /or
air-conditioned room.
Make sure that the appliance doors
close properly, the ventilation gaps
are not covered and the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions.
Location
Climate range
This appliance 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 higher the ambient
temperature of the room, the more
energy the appliance requires to
operate. The appliance should be
installed in a dry well ventilated room.
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.
When installing the appliance please
be aware:
– The socket must be easily accessible
in an emergency, not concealed
behind the appliance.
– The plug and cable must not touch
the rear of the appliance as they
could be damaged by vibrations
from 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 cause the compressor to switch off
for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
– Do not plug in other appliances
behind this appliance.
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Installation
Ventilation
Specified ventilation gaps must be
maintained. Otherwise the
compressor will come on more
frequently and for longer, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption and also an increase
in the operating temperature of the
compressor, which can damage it.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation (see "Building-in
diagrams").
– The cross-sectional area for
ventilation in the plinth and the
housing unit and also beneath the
ceiling needs to be at least 200 cm2
throughout to ensure that warm air
can be drawn through unhindered.
– Important. The appliance uses less
energy, the larger the ventilation
cross-section.
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Top ventilation gap
The ventilation gap at the top of the
appliance can be constructed in
different ways:
– Air is taken in through the plinth a
and exits upwards at the back of the
housing unit b.
– A ventilation gap of at least 40 mm
depth must provided behind the
appliance for air to pass through.
a directly above the appliance with a
ventilation grille (free airflow of at
least 200 cm2).
b in between the housing unit and the
ceiling
c through a suspended ceiling
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Installation
Before installing the appliance
^ Take the accessory pack which
includes installation parts and other
accessories out of the appliance and
remove the packaging strap holding
the door in place.
^ Do not remove the following from the
back of the appliance:
^ Open the appliance door, and
remove the red safety catch a
(depending on model).
– The spacers (depending on model).
These ensure the gap required
between the back of the appliance
and the wall is maintained.
– Depending on model, the pouches
located in the metal grille (heat
exchanger).
They are required for the correct
functioning of the appliance. The
contents are not poisonous or
dangerous.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
Before installing the appliance make sure the housing unit is the correct size.
Specified ventilation gaps must be maintained in order to ensure the appliance
functions correctly.
Niche height [mm]
A
Freezer section
B
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Adjusting the door hinges
The door hinges are set ex-works to
enable the door to be opened wide.
However, if the opening angle of the
door needs to be limited for any reason,
the hinge can be adjusted to
accommodate this.
– If the appliance door fouls an
adjacent wall when opened, for
example, the opening angle can be
limited to 90°.
^ Place the locking pins supplied for
limiting the door opening into the
hinges from above.
The door opening angle is now limited
to 90°.
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Changing the door hinging
Two people are needed for changing
the door hinging.
^ Open both appliance doors.
^ Remove all shelves from the
refrigerator door.
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
^ Remove covers a, b, c and d.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Slightly loosen screws e and f in
the hinges.
^ Push doors g and h outwards and
take them off their hinges.
^ Remove screws e.
^ Fit bracket i to the opposite side,
and loosely fit screws e.
^ Unscrew fixing screws f completely,
and loosely screw them into the holes
on the opposite side.
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the doors opening too
far:
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
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Changing the door hinging
Carry out the following steps on both
doors.
To remove the soft-close mechanism
Warning. The soft-close mechanism
snaps shut when dismantled.
Danger of injury.
^ Place the door with the outer side
downwards on a stable surface.
^ Undo ball joint l using a screwdriver
and reposition and secure it, as
shown.
^ Turn the appliance door over so that
the outer side is now facing upwards
(the hinges remain open).
Do not close the hinges. Danger of
injury.
^ Pull soft-close mechanism j out of
the ball joint.
^ Unscrew holder k and remove
soft-close mechanism j.
^ Unscrew and remove screw m.
^ Replace the hinges in their diagonally
opposite corners n.
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Changing the door hinging
To secure the soft-close mechanism
^ Turn the appliance door over again
so that the outer side is now facing
downwards.
^ Screw holder k onto the hinge and
tighten securely.
^ Open out soft-close mechanism j
and hook it into the ball joint.
^ Push doors g and h onto pre-fitted
screws e and f, then tighten
screws e and f.
^ Refit covers a, b, c and d.
^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the doors
opening too far.
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Building in the appliance
Two people are needed for installing
this appliance.
^ The appliance must be installed in
stable and correctly aligned kitchen
furniture on a level surface.
^ The housing unit must be secured
against the risk of tipping.
^ Use a spirit level to align the housing
unit.
The unit corners must be at right
angles, as otherwise the furniture
door will not align correctly with the 4
corners of the unit.
^ The required ventilation gaps must
be provided (see "Installation Ventilation gaps").
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To install the appliance you will need
the following tools:
Building in the appliance
The following installation parts are
required
– required for fitting the furniture
door:
All installation parts are number coded.
This coding is also used in the
installation instructions.
– required for installing the
appliance in its housing unit:
All fitting instructions given are for a
right-hand hinged appliance. If you
have converted the appliance to
left-hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions accordingly.
Preparing the appliance
^ Position the appliance in front of the
housing unit.
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Building in the appliance
^ Push the appliance two-thirds of the
way into its niche.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
Tip to help you push it into position:
Secure a length of string to the plug to
"increase" the length of the connection
cable.
Then pull the cable by the end of the
string through the housing unit. It will
then be easier to connect once the
appliance is in the unit.
With 16 mm thick unit walls:
^ Fit cover strip a into position.
^ Screw fixing bracket d using hex
screw e to the pre-drilled holes in
the appliance door. Using the
pre-drilled holes in the appliance
door, secure a second pair of fixing
brackets d in the handle area of the
door.
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^ Clip spacers b and c on to the
right-hand side of the hinges.
^ Open both appliance doors.
Building in the appliance
^ Screw in adjustable feet l
completely.
^ Remove cover f.
^ Secure part g using screws h
loosely into the top left-hand side of
the appliance. Do not tighten the
screws so that you can adjust the
position of this part.
^ Fit stopper i onto fixing bracket j.
^ Then screw fixing bracket j using
screws k loosely into the bottom of
the appliance. Do not tighten the
screws so that you can adjust the
position of this part.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from sealing strip m.
^ Fix sealing strip m flush with the front
of the appliance on the door opening
side.
1. Position the sealing strip flush with
the lower edge of the top fixing.
2. Stick it down along its entire
length.
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Building in the appliance
Installing the appliance
^ Push the appliance into the niche
until all fixing brackets are in line with
the front edge of the furniture unit
side wall.
^ Check the position of the fixing
bracket at the top and bottom front
edge of the furniture side wall again.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc) the dimension of
these must be taken into account when
making sure there is a gap all round of
42 mm.
^ Pull the appliance forwards by the
dimension of the door fitting to keep
the gap at 42 mm all round.
The hinges and the covers will now
protrude by the dimension of the door
fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the door is flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
^ p Align the appliance on both sides
by altering the adjustable feet using
the spanner supplied.
– n With 16 mm thick walls:
The spacers should touch the front
edge at the top and bottom of the
side walls of the housing unit.
– o With 19 mm thick walls:
The front edges of the top and
bottom hinges should be flush with
the front edge of the housing side
walls.
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If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side walls the door may
not shut properly.
This can cause ice to build up,
condensate to accumulate and lead
to faults in the appliance. These can
all lead to increased energy
consumption.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Push the loose bracket up against
the furniture wall.
^ Press the appliance against the side
of the housing unit on the hinge side.
^ Secure the appliance in the housing
unit by screwing chip board screws
s through the tabs on the hinges at
the top, bottom and middle of the
appliance.
^ Attach fixing bracket j to the
housing unit side wall with screw s.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
^ Attach fixing bracket g to the
housing unit side wall with screws t.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
Important Push the protruding
bracket using your thumb towards
the housing unit wall whilst tightening
the screws. The appliance must not
pull back into the unit.
^ Retighten screws h and k.
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Building in the appliance
For additional stability of the appliance
in the unit push the rods supplied in
underneath the appliance in between it
and the floor of the housing unit.
^ Snap off any protruding ends from
the fixing bracket. They are no longer
required.
^ Replace covers f and u on the
fixing brackets.
^ Then secure handle v to one of the
rods w.
^ Use the handle to push the rod into
the guide as far as it will go.
Remove the handle and fit it to the
other rod and push this into its guide
as far as it will go.
Important. Keep the handle
somewhere safe in case you ever
need to fit the appliance into a new
housing unit.
^ Close the appliance doors.
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Building in the appliance
Fitting the furniture doors
The furniture door must be at least
16 mm thick and not exceed 19 mm
thick.
The following gap dimensions must be
maintained:
– The gap between the furniture door
and a unit door above must be at
least 3 mm.
Fitting a door front which is heavier
than the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges. This can cause
subsequent functional problems.
Before fitting furniture doors, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
max.
weight
of
upper
door in
kg
max.
weight
of lower
door in
kg
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– The vertical gap between furniture
doors should also be about 3 mm.
The exact dimension will vary
depending on the radius of the
furniture door edges.
If fitted in a run of units make sure that
the top edge of the furniture door is at
the same height as neighbouring unit
doors.
The furniture door must be fitted
correctly and not under tension.
When fitting large or divided furniture
doors an extra fitting kit or set of
fixing brackets should be used.
These are available to order from
Miele.
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Building in the appliance
Carry out the following steps on both
doors.
Tip: Push the fitting aids b together
with the furniture front up to the height
adjoining unit furniture doors.
^ A gap of 8 mm is set ex-works
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket. Double check this gap
and reset it if necessary.
^ Push fitting aids b 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).
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^ Undo nuts c and take fixing bracket
d off together with fitting aids b.
Building in the appliance
^ Place the furniture door with the outer
side downwards on a stable surface.
^ Fit the side cover q over the fixing
bracket on the hinge side.
^ Turn the furniture door over and
attach the handle if required.
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door e.
^ Hang fixing bracket d with the fitting
aids onto the inside of the furniture
door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short chipboard
screws f. (On cassette doors only
use 4 screws on the edges). Drill
holes in the furniture door if
necessary.
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them g.
Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on the fixing bracket
g for safe keeping.
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Building in the appliance
^ Open the appliance door.
Adjusting the door
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts h.
– Side adjustments (X)
^ Loosely attach nuts c on the
adjusting bolts.
– Height adjustment (Y)
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors. The
gap should be even.
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^ Slide the furniture door.
^ Use a screwdriver to adjust bolts h.
A gap of 8 mm is set ex-works
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket. This must only be
adjusted within its permitted range.
Building in the appliance
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
h with a screwdriver, tighten nuts c
on the appliance doors with ring
spanner j.
^ Drill holes l in the furniture door and
fit screws m.
Make sure the two metal edges are
aligned (Symbol II).
^ Cover strip k must be completely
hidden in the niche, and must not
protrude.
^ Close both doors.
Aligning the door
– Depth adjustment (Z)
^ Loosen screws i at the top of the
appliance door, and screw n on the
fixing bracket at the bottom. By
moving the furniture door, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
door and the housing unit.
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Building in the appliance
^ Tighten all screws again.
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The doors must close properly.
– The doors must not touch the
housing unit.
– The seals at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
^ To double check place a torch in the
appliance and close the doors.
Turn the lights out in the room. If you
can see any light shining out from the
sides double check the installation.
^ Replace top cover o, and click it into
place.
^ Replace side covers p, making sure
you hear them click into place.
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