Miele FN 14827 S ed/cs Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 14827 S
FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)
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. 09 549 030
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the sensor tones on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Activating or de-activating the safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing the temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching the temperature alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching the door alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Switching on Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Switching off Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Isolation plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Important. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Contents
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Appliance door, side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliances with wall spacers supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Levelling the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installing in a side-by-side combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Instructions for moving the appliances once they have been joined . . . . . . . . 45
Joining the two appliances together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Guide to the appliance
a On/Off sensor
e Temperature display
b Super freeze sensor
f "Freezing" symbol
c Sensor for setting a lower
temperature (X)
g Sensor for setting a higher
temperature (Y)
d Safety lock indicator light
(only visible when the Safety lock is
activated)
h Alarm off sensor
(only visible when the temperature or
the door alarm sounds)
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Guide to the appliance
a Lighting
b Frost free system
c Shallow freezer drawer
d Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all relevant 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 its safety, installation, 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 not designed for commercial use. It is intended
for use in domestic households and similar working and residential
environments.
This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
~ The appliance must only be used as a domestic appliance to
store deep frozen food, to freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
~ 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 understand the hazards
involved.
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 without
supervision if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
~ This appliance is not a toy! To prevent the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play with it or use the controls. Please supervise
children whilst you are using the appliance.
~ Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. cling film, polystyrene and
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
~ Before setting up the appliance, check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a damaged appliance.
It could be dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a service technician authorised by the manufacturer to protect the user
from danger.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this coolant has, however, led to a
slight increase in the noise level of the appliance. In addition to the
noise of the compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant
flowing around the system. This is unavoidable, but does not have
any adverse effect on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged.
Leaking coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything which creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is located for several minutes
and
- contact the Service Department for advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in
a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of room space is required. The
amount of coolant in the appliance is stated on the data plate inside
the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is only assured if it has been
installed and connected in accordance with these operating and
installation instructions.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply, make sure
that the connection data on the data plate corresponds to the
voltage and frequency of the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to avoid the risk of damage to
the appliance. Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed if
correctly earthed. It is most important that this basic safety
requirement is observed and regularly tested and where there is any
doubt, the household wiring system should be inspected by a
qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage or injury caused
by the lack of or inadequacy of an effective earthing system (e.g.
electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and repairs may only be carried out by
a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with
current national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be invalidated.
~ The appliance must be isolated from the electricity supply during
installation, maintenance and repair work.
~ Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
original spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety
of the appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
~ In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the appliance and
its surroundings in a clean condition at all times. Any damage which
may be caused by cockroaches or other vermin will not be covered
by the guarantee.
Correct use
~ This appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges
(ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range.
The climate range for your appliance is stated on the data plate
inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an ambient temperature, e.g. a
garage, can lead to the appliance switching off for longer periods so
that it cannot maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in the appliance as this would
impair the efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity
consumption and could cause damage to the appliance.
~ Never handle frozen food with wet hands. Your hands may freeze
to the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your bare hands and never place
ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth straight from the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost
burn to the lips and tongue.
~ Do not refreeze thawed or partially thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as quickly as possible, as food
soon loses its nutritional value and goes off. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the freezer. The cans or bottles could
explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are
not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could burst.
Danger of injury and damage.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on food to avoid the risk of food
poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several factors, including the
freshness and quality of the food as well as the temperature at which
it is stored. Follow the instructions given on food manufacturer's
packaging on storage conditions required, as well as the "use by"
date.
~ Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Thermostats switching on
may produce sparks which could present a fire hazard. Flammable
compounds could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric
ice-cream maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and
explosion.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to
the appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to
defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose a danger to health.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal, as these will
cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous with time.
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 refrigerant can damage the eyes.
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How to save energy
Installation site
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.
Ventilation gaps covered or
dusty.
Compressor and metal grille Dust build-up on the
(heat exchanger) dusted at compressor and metal grille
least once a year.
(heat exchanger).
Temperature
setting
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Freezer section -18 °C
With a higher setting: the
lower the temperature, the
higher the energy
consumption.
How to save energy
Normal energy consumption Increased energy
consumption
Use
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the doors 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
rapidly, 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
Protective foil
On stainless steel appliances, the outer
surfaces are also covered with
protective foil.
Operating the appliance
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
Switching on
^ Do not remove the foil until the
appliance has been positioned in its
final location.
Cleaning and care
^ Treat the stainless steel trim to the
interior shelves and the door shelves
with the Miele stainless steel
conditioner supplied as soon as you
have removed the foil.
^ On stainless steel appliances also
treat the side panels with the Miele
stainless steel conditioning agent
supplied as soon as you have
removed the protective foil.
The appliance doors have a special
finish which is resistant to soiling. Do
not use Miele stainless steel
conditioner on the appliance door.
Important. Each time it is used, the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent forms a water and dirt repellent
protective coating.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
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^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the
temperature display comes on.
If the temperature in the appliance is
above 0 °C, only bars will light up in the
temperature display. As soon as the
temperature is below 0 °C, the
temperature display will show the
current temperature inside the
appliance.
The "Freezing" symbol and the alarm off
sensor will flash until the freezer has
cooled down to the correct temperature
for freezing.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
lighting will come on when the door is
opened.
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 appliance
until the temperature is at least
-18°C.
Switching on and off
Cool pack
Settings mode
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer or to save space on the freezer
tray. The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Certain settings on the appliance can
only be selected in the settings mode.
Switching off
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until all of
the indicators go out.
The lighting will not come on when you
open the door and the cooling process
will be switched off. (If this does not
happen, the safety lock is still
activated).
How to select the settings mode and
how to change the settings is
described in the relevant section of
these instructions.
Overview of functions that can be
selected in the settings mode:
To enter or leave the settings
mode
c
To switch the sensor tones
on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
b
To switch the safety lock on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
u
To change the brightness of the d
temperature display
(see "The correct temperature")
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in the
settings mode. As soon as the door is
closed, the door alarm is activated
again.
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Switching on and off
Switching the sensor tones on/off
The sensor tone which sounds each
time a sensor is touched can be
deactivated.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until b
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tones
are switched on or off:
b 0: Sensor tones are switched off
b 1: Sensor tones are switched on
b –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until u
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the safety lock is
switched on or off:
u 0: The safety lock is deactivated
u 1: The safety lock is activated
u –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
You have now left the settings mode.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
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Switching on and off
You have now left the settings mode.
The safety lock indicator X will light up
in the temperature display when the
safety lock has been activated.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ disconnect it from the mains. Switch
off at the wall and withdraw the plug
from the socket, or disconnect the
mains fuse.
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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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.
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 temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is stored in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
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Setting the temperature
The temperature inside the appliance
can be selected by touching the arrow
sensors on either side of the
temperature display.
By touching the
X sensor: the temperature will get
colder
Y sensor: the temperature will get
warmer.
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When touching the sensors, the
following information shows in the
display:
– Touching a sensor once: the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent touch of a sensor:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Leaving a finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
When the highest or lowest
temperature in the range is reached,
the X or Y sensor disappears.
Approx. 5 seconds after taking your
finger off the sensor, the current
temperature inside the appliance is
automatically shown.
The correct temperature
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still too
high or too low, you will need to adjust it
again.
Temperature range
Changing the temperature display
brightness
The temperature display brightness can
be adjusted to suit the lighting
conditions of the room.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
The temperature can be adjusted from:
-14 °C to -28 °C
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
Temperature display
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until d
appears in the display.
During normal operation, the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
warmest part of the appliance.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ The temperature display brightness
can now be changed by touching the
X sensor:
d 0: Maximum brightness
d 1: Reduced brightness
d –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the appliance cannot
rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if the door is left open.
Switching the temperature
alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
becomes too warm.
The alarm off sensor will flash red and
the "Freezing" symbol will flash.
The alarm will sound, the alarm off
sensor will flash red and the "Freezing"
symbol will flash, for example,
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
when food is being loaded,
re-arranged or taken out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the temperature
has dropped down to the correct level
again.
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^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off sensor and the
"Freezing" symbol will continue to
flash until the correct temperature
has been reached.
However, if the temperature 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.
Alarm
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for more than approx. 2 minutes.
The alarm off sensor will light up red
and the "Freezing" symbol will flash.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the door is
closed.
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise of the door alarm disturbs
you, you can switch it off early if you
wish.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The Alarm off sensor will light up
constantly and the "Freezing" symbol
will continue to flash until the door
has been closed.
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Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after a minimum of 30
hours and a maximum of 65 hours. The
appliance will then continue to work at
normal power.
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.
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.
You should check the temperature
inside the appliance from time to time.
– when freezing less than 2 kg fresh
food daily.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
dim to a pale yellow colour.
Switching on Super freeze
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
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.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
light up yellow.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Isolation plate
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate:
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
(depending on model, available as an
optional accessory)
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Important
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.
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.
The isolation plate is used to isolate
freezer drawers which you do not wish
to use, and thus save energy. It should
be used if only small amounts of food
are being stored in the freezer.
– At least 3 freezer drawers as well as
the freezer tray must be used for
freezing food.
The other drawers can be isolated if
they are not needed. However, no
fewer than the two bottom drawers
can be isolated.
– The drawers being used for freezing
must always be at the top of the
freezer.
– The isolation plate must be fitted
below the lowest drawer in which
food is being frozen.
– The fewer drawers you use, the more
energy you will save. Using the
isolation plate increases energy
savings considerably.
Do not store food in the "inactive"
drawers. The temperature is not
controlled in these drawers and food
stored in them would soon
deteriorate.
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Freezing and storing food
Example
Storing frozen food
If you only require 3 freezer drawers as
well as the freezer tray for storing
frozen food:
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
^ Place food in the top 3 freezer
drawers, leaving the other drawers
empty.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– 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.
^ Take out the fourth drawer down and
place the isolation plate under the
third drawer.
This "switches off" (isolates) the
drawers below.
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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 foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing 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
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Placing food in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the upper drawers.
The top freezer drawer can be
loaded with a maximum of 15 kg of
food. The other drawers and the
cold plates can each hold 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the glass cold
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plates.
The lowest freezer drawer must
always remain in the appliance.
If you remove a freezer drawer make
sure that you do not block the
ventilation slits in the back wall of
the appliance. They are important
for trouble-free operation of the
appliance.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time in
months which various foods can be
stored for effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
Freezing 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. To do this:
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2-3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stew
3-5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
6-8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
10-12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Ice cubes
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– 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.
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.
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of
one of the freezer drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Freezing and storing food
Freezer tray
Cool pack
The freezer tray is useful for freezing
small items such as berries, herbs and
vegetables. They can be frozen
individually and therefore maintain their
shape when defrosted.
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer, directly on top of the food.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the top drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
^ Space the food out loosely on the
tray.
Leave the food for 10-12 hours to
freeze thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it
to a freezer bag or suitable container
once frozen. Place the bag or container
in the freezer drawer.
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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.
Defrosting
This freezer is equipped with a Frost
free system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
The moisture generated by defrosting
settles on the condensor and is
automatically dissipated from time to
time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the food
stored in the freezer will not defrost.
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Cleaning and care
A range of Miele branded cleaning
and conditioning products is
available to order from Miele or
www.miele-shop.com.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the ventilation gaps.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
To avoid damaging the 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,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
The stainless steel door has a
special finish which is resistant to
soiling.
Do not treat the door with stainless
steel conditioning agent as this will
cause noticeable smearing.
However, do use Miele stainless
steel conditioning agent to treat the
other stainless steel surfaces of the
appliance (available from Miele or
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.
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– sharp metal scrapers.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
^ Take the freezer drawers and the
glass cold plates out of the freezer to
clean them.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
The ice tray is dishwasher safe.
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.
^ Clean the drawers and glass cold
plates by hand. These are not
suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Appliance door, side panels
Remove any soiling from the
appliance door and side panels immediately.
If this is not done, it might become
impossible to remove and could
cause the surface to alter or
discolour.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
^ The surfaces should be cleaned
using a solution of hot water and a
little washing-up liquid applied with a
soft sponge. They can also be
cleaned with a damp microfibre cloth
(without using any cleaning agent).
^ After cleaning, wipe with a damp
cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Stainless steel appliances
– Appliance door
The appliance door has a high quality,
special finish which is resistant to
soiling and is very easy to clean.
Do not use the following to
clean/condition the door
– stainless steel cleaning agent:
this will damage the surface.
– Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent:
this will cause noticeable smearing.
– Side panels
^ Use Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent to remove any soiling. The
conditioning agent will also form a
protective coating on the surface.
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Cleaning and care
^ Make sure you treat the side panels
with Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent each time you clean them.
This will protect the surface and help
prevent re-soiling.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) should be
dusted at least once a year. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the metal grille,
make sure that the pipework and
other components do not get broken
or damaged in any way.
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After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch on at the mains. Then switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and put them
back in the freezer.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function
as soon as the temperature in the
freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.
Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and the mains fuse has not tripped. If
it has there could be a fault with the
household electrical wiring, the
freezer or another electrical
appliance. Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature inside the
appliance is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The Super freeze function is still
switched on.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer is too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, raise the temperature of the room.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the freezer to
become too warm.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
off sensor flashes.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display.
The temperature in the freezer is too
warm, because
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the last couple of
days because of a power cut.
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
Once the problem has been resolved
and the temperature has reached the
correct level again, the alarm sensor
will go out and the alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
Check the temperature display about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. Only temperatures within the
range the appliance can display will be
shown.
. . . "_F" shows in the temperature
display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . "dn" appears in the temperature
display.
The demonstration function is activated.
^ Call the Service Department.
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^ Touch the alarm off sensor whilst "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
appliance during the power cut.
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.
The warmest temperature will show in
the display for about 1 minute. The
current temperature in the freezer will
then show in the display again.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
Problem solving guide
. . . there is a build-up of frost on the
front panel of the frost-free system.
This is not a fault. Droplets of
condensate have settled on it and
frozen. This may have been caused by
one of the following:
^ The appliance door has been
opened frequently or left open for a
while.
^ A large quantity of fresh food has
been placed in the appliance at
once.
^ There has been an increase in the
humidity in the room.
Keep the door closed as much as
possible so that the Frost Free system
has a chance to melt the ice droplets
automatically.This may take several
days.
. . . food has frozen together.
under the cover. Danger of injury and
damage.
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.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . the interior lighting is not
working.
^ Was the door left open for too long?
The lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15
minutes if the door is left open.
If this is not the case, then the LED
lighting is defective.
^ Call the Service Department.
The LED lighting may only be repaired
or replaced by a service technician.
There are live electrical components
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
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.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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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
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster,
mini-oven or double burner hob, on
top of this appliance There is the
danger of these catching fire.
This appliance has side-wall heating
and can be installed side-by-side
with another refrigeration appliance.
Please ask your supplier for details
of suitable appliances.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. The room
temperature should not go above or
below the climate range for which the
appliance is designed. The higher the
ambient temperature of the room, the
more energy the appliance requires to
operate.
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.
– Do not plug in other appliances
behind this appliance.
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 door is
closing and sealing properly, the
ventilation gaps are not covered and
the appliance is installed in
accordance with these installation
instructions.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+ 10 to +32 °C
+16 to +32 °C
+16 to +38 °C
+16 to +43 °C
+10 to +38 °C
+10 to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the cooling system
switching off for too long, causing the
internal temperature in the appliance to
rise with the risk of frozen food
deteriorating and going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
Installation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way. They
should be dusted on a regular basis.
^ Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
Appliances with wall spacers
supplied
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position.
The wall spacers supplied with
some appliances must be used in
order to achieve declared energy
consumption values. Appliance
depth is increased by approx. 35
mm with the wall spacers fitted. If
the wall spacers are not used, this
does not influence the functionality
of the appliance. Energy
consumption is only minimally
increased if there is little distance
between the appliance and the wall.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ Position the appliance with the wall
spacers (if used) or the back close to
the wall.
Aligning the appliance
^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
^ Fit the wall spacers onto the back of
the appliance on the top left and
right.
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Installation
Stainless steel appliances
^ If necessary, also align the two rear
adjusting devices a using socket
wrench b.
Turn the adjusting device clockwise
to raise the appliance up at the back.
Levelling the appliance door
^ Ensure that you unscrew adjusting
foot c from the hinge plate until it sits
on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by
a further 90°.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
FN 14827 S,
FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)
A
B
C
1850 mm
600 mm
630 mm*
* Dimensions without wall spacers fitted. Appliance depth is increased by approx.
35 mm with the supplied wall spacers fitted.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
To avoid a build-up of condensation
and resultant damage, refrigerators and
freezers should not normally be
installed side-by-side.
However, this appliance has side wall
heating, and can be installed
side-by-side with certain other Miele
appliances.
Your dealer will be able to advise you
on which models are suitable.
^ Place the two appliances as close as
possible to their final position so that
they can be aligned for any
unevenness in the floor. The back of
the appliances still needs to be kept
accessible to complete the
installation.
Instructions for moving the
appliances once they have been
joined
Installing the appliances
Two people are needed to install the
appliances side-by-side.
Warning. Risk of damage when
moving the appliances once they
have been joined together as they
are very heavy.
Moving them incorrectly can cause
dents. Carefully observe the
instructions on how to move the
appliances.
^ The freezer or fridge-freezer must be
installed to the left of any refrigerator
when viewed from the front. The side
wall heating in the right-hand wall of
the freezer or fridge-freezer is
insulated to prevent the build-up of
condensation between the two
appliances.
^ Push the left and then the right
corners alternately.
– If the joined appliances are directly
in front of the niche:
^ Carefully push the two appliances
back into their final position.
– If the joined appliances have to be
taken out of their niche:
^ To move the appliances always hold
them by the outer front corners.
^ Hold the bottom third section and pull
the appliances straight forwards.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
Joining the two appliances
together
The following fixing parts are supplied:
^ Before starting, peel off any
protective foil from the appliance
casing.
Installation steps at the front of the
appliances
^ Use spanner r supplied to screw in
feet (for supporting the appliance
doors) a completely. They must not
come in contact with the floor.
^ Fit covers a to the four front feet.
The following tools are supplied:
r SW 10 spanner
q SW2 allen key (supplied with
stainless steel appliances for
adjusting the height of the hinge
plate)
You will also need the following:
– Spirit level
– Cordless screwdriver
– TX 25 screwdriver
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^ Place the appliances next to one
another so that the fronts are aligned,
leaving a gap of 10 mm between
them.
Installing in a side-by-side combination
^ Remove covers b at the top.
Attaching the connecting plate will align
the appliances in height and depth. If
one of the appliances is higher than the
other, start with the higher appliance:
^ Remove the two covers e from the
bottom of the appliances.
^ Remove screw f, if present. This
screw is no longer required.
^ Loosely screw connecting plate c to
one of the appliances using two
screws d.
^ Push connecting plate c until the
middle ridge of the plate touches the
side of the appliance.
^ Now tighten both screws d.
^ Secure connecting plate c to the
other appliance. To do this push the
appliances together or apart a little,
as necessary.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
Attaching the connecting panel will
align the appliances in depth.
If one of the appliances protrudes
further forward than the other, start with
the further forward appliance:
Installation steps at the back of the
appliances
^ Fit connecting bracket i onto the
top of the sides in the middle.
^ Position the connecting panel g so
that the vertical slots are on the side
of the panel which will be attached to
an appliance first. Attach it loosely
with two screws h.
^ Push connecting panel g until the
central stay on the bracket touches
the side of the appliance.
^ Now tighten both screws h.
^ Secure connecting panel g to the
other appliance. To do this push the
appliances together a little, as
necessary.
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^ Fit connecting piece j into the
relevant gap below.
^ Tighten connecting piece j using
screw k supplied.
Warning: Do not drill a hole in the
appliance for this screw.
To avoid vibrations, the connecting
bracket, connecting piece and
screw must not touch the pipework
at the back of the appliances.
Installing in a side-by-side combination
Installation steps at the front of the
appliances
^ Screw in middle feet c completely.
They must not come in contact with
the floor.
^ Align the joined appliances using
outer feet b.
Adjust the feet (see also "Installation aligning the appliance"):
– at the front:
Align the feet using spanner r
supplied.
^ Position the front of the long stainless
steel trim l in the gap, making sure
that it is located above the
connecting panel g.
Pressing both ridges along the trim
together as you do so makes it
easier to fit the trim into the gap.
^ Carefully work stainless steel trim l
into the gap. Use a soft cloth to do
this to avoid denting the trim.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
– at the back:
Use a screwdriver to align the feet
with the adjusting device.
Turn the adjusting device clockwise
to raise the appliance up at the back.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
^ Connect both appliances to the
electricity supply as described in the
operating instructions supplied with
the appliances.
^ Appliances with an ice cube maker:
Connect the appliance to the mains
water supply as described in the
operating instructions supplied with
it.
^ Push short trim m into the gap at the
top of the appliances. Make sure that
the front edge of the trim sits flush up
against the edge of connecting plate
c.
^ Fit cover n between the control
panels. Make sure that the outer
edges of the cover are flush with the
control panels. The cover can be
pulled out to adjust it to the right size.
Warning. Risk of damage when
moving the appliances once they
have been joined together as they
are very heavy.
Moving them incorrectly can cause
dents. Carefully observe the
instructions on how to move the
appliances.
^ Carefully push the two appliances
back into their final position.
^ If necessary align the height of the
appliances again using outer feet b.
^ Unscrew middle feet c until they are
on the floor.
^ Support the appliance doors with foot
a on the hinge plate: Unscrew foot
a until it sits on the floor. Then
unscrew the foot by a further 90°.
^ Fit cover o to the bottom of the fronts
of the appliances.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
Aligning the appliance door
Stainless steel appliances
(height adjustable door)
Align the handles on both doors, if
necessary. See "Changing the door
hinging".
The height of the appliance door can
be aligned using the bottom hinge
plate:
^ Unscrew threaded pin p by a
maximum of one turn using allen key
q supplied.
^ Adjust the height of the hinge pin
using spanner r supplied.
To raise the door: turn clockwise
To lower the door:
turn anti-clockwise.
The hinge pin is screwed in
completely when the appliance is
delivered.
^ Tighten threaded pin p.
The hinge pin is now fixed in position
again.
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Changing the door hinging
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
Two people are needed for
changing the door hinging.
Removing the door handle
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back.
^ Pull side section b firmly back out of
the guides on the mounting plate.
^ Undo the 4 screws (TX 15) in the
mounting plate, and remove the
handle.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
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Changing the door hinging
Removing the soft-close door
mechanism
The soft-close door mechanism is at the
bottom of the door.
^ Open the door.
^ Fit restraining clip b (supplied with
the appliance) onto soft-close
mechanism c.
The restraining clip stops the hinge
from snapping shut. Do not remove the
clip until told to do so.
^ Carefully remove cover d from the
side using a flat-bladed screwdriver.
^ With the help of another person, tip
the appliance back slightly.
^ Remove panel a from the soft-close
mechanism by inserting a flat-bladed
screwdriver into the gap from above
and easing it off bit by bit.
Take care not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal is damaged, the
door will not close properly and
cooling will be impaired.
^ Push hinge pin e up and out from
underneath.
The soft-close mechanism is now no
longer fixed to the appliance.
^ Remove panel a.
^ Slide panel a towards the appliance,
and leave it hanging between the
door and the appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door
^ Close the door.
^ Slide soft-close mechanism bracket
f as far as it will go towards the
handle side of the door, and undo
screws g on the soft-close
mechanism.
^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, slide
the soft-close door mechanism
towards the handle side of the door,
and lever it out at the side.
^ Then place it to one side.
^ Remove cover a by sliding it
forwards from the back and then
lifting it off.
^ Remove cover b by pulling it
upwards.
Caution. The appliance door is not
secure once the hinge plate has
been removed.
^ Loosen screws d in upper hinge
plate c and pull it upwards and off.
^ Carefully lift the door off and place it
to one side.
^ Gently loosen cover e by carefully
inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver
into the gap from below.
^ Remove cover e together with
retaining plate f.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Then separate retaining plate f from
cover e, by pushing it slightly to the
left and then pulling the cover
forwards and off.
^ Rotate retaining plate f by 180°.
^ Then fit cover e from the front over
retaining plate f, and slide it over to
the right. The writing must be visible.
^ Remove cover g, rotate it by 180°
and fit it to the opposite side.
^ Then fit cover e together with
retaining plate f on the opposite
side.
^ Remove cap h from the bearing
bush in the door and refit on the
opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
Changing over the hinge brackets
Important! The height of the door
on stainless steel appliances can
be adjusted.
Please read the relevant
instructions.
The instructions are the same for
all appliances from "Fitting the
appliance door".
A. White appliances
(door not height adjustable)
^ Rotate cover g by 180°, and fit it into
the holes on the other side.
^ Screw hinge plate f into position on
the opposite side using the two outer
long slots only. To make it possible to
align the door later, do not replace
the centre screw at this stage.
^ Important. Screw the adjustable foot
c into hinge pin a as far as it will go.
^ Refit hinge pin a together with disc
b and adjustable foot c. Important.
The notch at the bottom of the hinge
pin should face towards the back.
B. Stainless steel appliances
(height adjustable door)
^ Pull hinge pin a together with disc b
and adjustable foot c upwards and
off.
^ Remove cover cap d.
^ Undo screws e and take hinge plate
f off.
^ Unscrew part i from hinge plate f,
rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole
on the opposite side of the hinge
plate.
^ Refit cover cap d in the other hole.
^ Remove cover g.
^ Unscrew and remove screw h and
refit it into the outer hole of the
opposite side.
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^ Unscrew threaded pin d by one turn
using the allen key supplied.
^ Pull hinge pin a together with disc b
and adjustable foot c upwards and
off.
^ Remove cover cap e.
^ Undo screws f and take hinge plate
g off.
^ Refit cover cap d in the other hole.
Changing the door hinging
^ Unscrew part i from hinge plate g,
rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole
on the opposite side of the hinge
plate.
^ Refit cover cap e in the other hole.
^ Unscrew threaded pin d fully using
the allen key supplied.
^ Screw hinge plate g into position on
the opposite side using the two outer
long slots only. To make it possible to
align the door later, do not replace
the centre screw at this stage.
^ Important. Screw the adjustable foot
c into hinge pin a as far as it will go.
^ Fit the threaded pin d into hinge
plate on the opposite side, until it is
flush with the hinge plate.
^ The end must protrude sufficiently
through the hinge pin hole such that
the guide on the hinge pin will fit over
it later on (see following illustration).
^ Remove cover h.
^ Unscrew and remove screw i and
refit it into the outer hole of the
opposite side.
^ Rotate cover h by 180°, and fit it into
the holes on the other side.
^ Refit the hinge pin a together with
disc b and adjustable foot c such
that the guide on the end of the pin
fits over the threaded pin. Then
tighten it.
^ Then tighten threaded pin d.
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Changing the door hinging
To refit the door
^ Place the door onto hinge pin c from
above.
Replacing the soft-close door
mechanism
^ Remove cover a from panel b,
rotate it by 180° and refit it on the
other side.
^ Close the door.
^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite
side and secure it with screws d.
^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite
sides.
^ Align the door with the appliance
housing using the outer long slots in
the lower hinge plate. Then tighten
the screws.
^ Insert the soft-close mechanism back
into the door, starting at the right
hand side.
^ Slide the soft-close mechanism back
into the door as far as it will go
towards the appliance using a
flat-headed screwdriver.
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Changing the door hinging
The screw holes on the left and right
must line up perfectly.
^ First fix the soft-close mechanism
onto the appliance side, then onto
the handle side c, pushing it firmly
towards the appliance.
^ Replace panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
^ Close the door.
^ Attach panel b to soft-close
mechanism bracket d.
^ Align bracket d to the hinge plate,
and insert pin e from above so that
the right angle fits into the recess.
^ Click cover f back into place.
Make sure that cover f fits properly so
that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is protected.
^ Remove retaining clip g.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handle. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
It is important to check that the side
section of the handle d does not
come into contact with the door seal
when opening the door, as this
would damage the door seal
permanently.
If, after you have refitted the handle,
you find that the side section does
touch the door seal when the door is
opened:
^ Realign mounting plate c with grub
screws a until the mounting plate
and the side section of the handle d
are at the correct angle and the side
section does not touch the door seal
when the door is opened.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
Mounting plate c must be positioned
on the side of the door so that when the
door is closed it is flush with the side of
the appliance.
If this is not the case,
^ tighten both grub screws a with a
suitable allen key until mounting plate
c lines up correctly.
^ Then tighten all 4 screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
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Aligning the appliance door
The appliance door can be aligned to
the housing using the outer long slots in
the lower hinge plate.
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what you have
to do.
^ Remove centre screw a from the
hinge plate.
^ Slightly loosen both outer screws b.
^ Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
^ Then tighten screws b again. Screw
a does not need to be used again.
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Building in the appliance
The appliance can be installed in a
kitchen run. To match the height of the
rest of the kitchen, the appliance can
be fitted with a suitable top box a.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance across the entire width of the
top box for air to circulate.
The cross section of the air outlet under
the room ceiling must be at least
300 cm2 to ensure that air can circulate
without hindrance. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption.
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
* The appliance depth is increased
by approx. 35 mm for appliances
with wall spacers fitted.
a Top box
b Appliance
c Housing unit
d Wall
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When built into a kitchen run (max.
depth 580 mm) the appliance can be
installed directly next to a kitchen
furniture housing unit. The appliance
door will protrude in front of furniture
fronts at the sides by 34 mm* and by
55 mm* in the middle of the door. This
enables the doors to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
When installed next to a wall d a
distance of approx. 55 mm must be
maintained on the hinge side between
the wall d and the appliance b, so
that the doors and the handles have
sufficient space for opening.
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Alteration rights reserved / 5112
FN 14827 S, FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)
M.-Nr. 09 549 030 / 00