Miele K 1901 Vi Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
with MasterFresh zone
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - AU, IN, NZ
M.-Nr. 09 760 830
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the appliance on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Further settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
. . . in the refrigerator and the MasterFresh drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
DynamicCooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting the temperature in the refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
SuperCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
What to be aware of when shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storing food in the MasterFresh zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Storage temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Storing food in the MasterFresh zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Arranging the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fully extendable drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
The MasterFresh drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting the door shelves/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Contents
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Before cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Humidity filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
After Sales / Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjoining furniture/units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Limiting the opening angle of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 115°) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Tools and accessories required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Weight of the door fronts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Building-in at the end of a run of units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Aligning the housing unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Checking the building-in niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Preparing the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Assembly parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Anti-tipping mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
An alternative anti-tipping mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Placing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Securing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Preparing the furniture fronts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Securing and aligning the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Securing the covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Fitting the plinth facing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Fitting the air separator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Description of the appliance
b Sensor for selecting the refrigerator
zone
f Sensor for selecting the humidity in
the MasterFresh drawers
(left: high humidity;
right: low humidity)
c Sensor for selecting the upper
MasterFresh drawer
g On/Off sensor for the SuperCool
function
d Sensor for selecting the lower
MasterFresh drawer
h Sensor for switching off the
temperature or door alarm (only
visible when the temperature or door
alarm is sounding)
a Access sensor
e Sensor for selecting the temperature
in the refrigerator
(X for colder; Y for warmer)
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Description of the appliance
a Butter and cheese compartment
b Adjustable shelf
c Door shelf
d Fully extendable drawer
e Control panel
f Rocker switch for switching the
whole appliance on and off
g Humidity filters for the MasterFresh
drawers
h MasterFresh drawers
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
The plug must be rendered useless
and the cable cut off directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. Take care
not to damage the pipework at the back
of it before or during transportation to
an authorised collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance conforms to current 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 using it for the first
time.
They contain important notes on installation, safety, use and
maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for non-compliance with
these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
, Danger of injury!
This appliance is very heavy and can tip forwards when the door
is open. Keep the appliance door shut until the appliance has
been built in and secured in its housing in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
Correct application
~ This appliance is designed for domestic use and for use in similar
environments by guests in hotel or motel rooms, bed & breakfasts
and other typical living quarters. This does not include
common/shared facilities or commercial facilities within hotels,
motels or bed & breakfasts.
This appliance is not suitable for outdoor use.
~ This appliance is intended for the cool storage of food and drink.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance is not suitable for storing and refrigerating
medications, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or similar
substances or products. Incorrect use of the appliance may result in
damage to or spoiling of the food or drinks being stored.
Furthermore, the appliance must not be operated in areas where
explosions may occur.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning its use by a person
responsible for their safety, and are able to recognise the dangers of
misuse.
Safety with children
~ Young children must not be allowed to use this appliance.
~ Older children may only use the appliance when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ Cleaning work may only be carried out by older children under
the supervision of an adult.
~ Children should be supervised when they are near the appliance.
This appliance is not a toy! To avoid the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it or to use the controls. They will not
understand the potential dangers posed by it. They should be
supervised whenever you are working in the kitchen.
~ The door hinges can cause injury. Keep children well away at all
times.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Danger of suffocation! Children may be able to wrap themselves
in packing material or pull it over their heads with the risk of
suffocation. Keep children away from any packing material.
Technical safety
~ The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks. This appliance
complies with all current local and national safety requirements.
~ This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect.
The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the
compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant flowing around
the system. This is unavoidable, and does not have any adverse
effect on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking
refrigerant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid any flames or anything which creates a spark,
– switch off at the mains and unplug the appliance,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– call Miele.
~ 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Before connecting the appliance, make sure that the connection
data on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage and rated load) match
the mains electricity supply. This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the appliance.
Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it and an effective earthing
system. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly and, where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be inspected by a qualified
electrician.
~ If the connection cable is faulty, it must only be replaced by a
Miele approved service technician to protect the user from danger.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
~ If moisture gets into electrical components, it could cause a short
circuit.
Therefore, do not operate this appliance in areas which are exposed
to moisture.
~ This appliance must not be installed and operated in mobile
installations (e.g. on a ship).
~ A damaged appliance is dangerous. Check it for any visible
damage. Never install or attempt to use a damaged appliance.
~ For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used when it has
been fully installed.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance
must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply. It is only
completely isolated from the electricity supply when:
– the mains fuse has been disconnected, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in countries where this is
applicable), or
– it is switched off at the wall socket and the plug is withdrawn from
the socket, or it is switched off at the isolator.
~ Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. Installation, maintenance work and repairs to electrical
appliances must only be carried out by a Miele approved service
technician.
~ The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is
not repaired by a Miele approved service technician.
~ Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety of the
appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.
Correct use
~ The appliance is designed for use within a certain climate range
(ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range.
The climate range 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.
~ To ensure proper air flow in and out of the appliance, the air vents
must not be covered or blocked in any way.
It would also increase the energy consumption and could cause
damage to the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil, make sure that it
does not come into contact with plastic components as this could
cause stress cracks.
~ Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Flammable gas mixtures
can be ignited by electrical components.
Danger of fire and explosion!
~ Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric
ice-cream maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and
explosion!
~ If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright. Danger of explosion!
~ Food stored for too long may present a risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several factors, including the
freshness and quality of the food, as well as the temperature at
which it is stored. Follow the instructions given on the food
manufacturer's packaging regarding storage conditions and "use
by" dates.
~ Use only genuine original Miele spare parts. If spare parts or
accessories from other manufacturers are used, the warranty will be
invalidated, and Miele cannot accept liability.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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 this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and remove ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to
the appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to
defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose a danger to health.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door lock
unusable.
This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking
themselves in and endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels in the condenser,
– bending any pipework, or
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Installation/Mainte- In a ventilated room.
nance
Increased energy
consumption
In an enclosed,
unventilated room.
Protected from direct
sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near a heat
source (radiator, oven).
Situated near a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient
Where there is a high room
room temperature is approx. temperature.
20 °C.
Where the cross-section of
the air inlet and outlet is not
covered and kept free of
dust.
Temperature
settings
Where the air inlets and
outlets are covered or dusty.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C With a low temperature
setting: The lower the
MasterFresh zones 1.5 °C
temperature in the
appliance, the higher the
energy consumption.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Use
Do not change the
arrangement of the drawers
and shelves as when
delivered.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organised
way.
Frequent opening of the door
for long periods will cause a
loss of coldness. The
appliance will try to cool down
and the running time of the
compressor will increase.
Take a cooler bag when
shopping and load food in the
appliance as quickly as
possible on your return home.
When food is taken out of the
refrigerator, be sure to put it
back before it becomes warm.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Warm food and food brought
in from room temperature add
heat to the appliance. The
appliance will try to cool down
and the running time of the
compressor will increase.
Store food covered or
packaged.
The evaporation or
condensation of liquids will
cause a loss of coldness in the
refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not overfill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
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Increased energy
consumption
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
^ 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.
Important: To ensure the correct
functioning of the appliance, and
especially if it has been transported
horizontally, let it stand for 8 hours
after transporting it to its final
location before connecting it to the
mains.
Switching the appliance on
^ Open the appliance door.
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.
Please note: switching off with the
rocker switch does not disconnect
the appliance from the mains.
Operation
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
Please note:
– A selectable sensor is always
highlighted in white.
^ Press the rocker switch.
– A selected sensor is always
highlighted in yellow.
This switch is located on the right-hand
side underneath the control panel.
This switches all of the zones in the
appliance on or off together.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
interior lighting will come on when the
door is opened.
The access sensor in the control panel
will also light up.
The sensors for the three zones in the
appliance will now appear in the control
panel: refrigerator zone, upper
MasterFresh drawer and lower
MasterFresh drawer.
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Switching on and off
To select settings for your appliance
(e.g. to set the temperature, etc.),
^ touch the sensor for the particular
zone of the appliance where you
would like to select the settings.
The applicable sensor will then be
highlighted in yellow, and depending
on the zone, further settings which may
be selected will now appear in the
display.
Depending on which zone you have
selected, you can
– adjust the temperature,
– select the SuperCool function, or
– select the humidity level in the
MasterFresh zones.
Please refer to the relevant section for
more information.
To switch off a section again,
^ touch the sensor of the selected zone
again so that it is highlighted in white,
or select a different sensor.
To leave settings mode,
^ touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in white.
Your last selected settings will now be
saved to memory.
If you do not touch the access sensor,
the electronics for accessing the
settings will switch off after a period.
Switching off
^ Press the rocker switch.
The cooling system and the lighting are
now switched off.
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Switching on and off
Further settings
To switch the sensor tone on/off
Further settings can be selected in the
settings mode.
The tone which sounds each time a
sensor is touched can be deactivated.
In settings mode you can select certain
appliance functions via the control
panel and adjust the settings. The
settings for the different functions are
described in more detail in the relevant
section of these instructions.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
Overview of functions that can be
selected in the settings mode:
Function
Symbol
displayed
To enter or leave
settings mode
;
^ Touch the sensor for the selecting the
refrigerator zone so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
To select the
temperature unit (see
"The correct
temperature")
†
^ Take note of the position of the X
sensor (but do not touch it!).
No function selected
;
To switch the sensor
tone on/off (see
"Switching on and off")
=
^ Touch the access sensor until it is
highlighted in white and all of the
other sensors are no longer lit up.
^ Place your finger in the position of the
X sensor, and leave it there.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
access sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
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Switching on and off
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 4 seconds until c and the Y
sensor also appear in the display.
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,
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until b appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tone is
to be switched on or off:
= 0: Sensor tone switched off
= 1: Sensor tone switched on
= –: Return to menu
^ After selecting a new setting, touch
the access sensor to confirm your
choice.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until ;
appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor.
You have now left settings mode.
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
settings mode. As soon as the door
is closed, the door alarm is
activated again.
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^ switch off at the wall and withdraw
the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable,
^ clean the appliance out,
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
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.
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.
DynamicCooling
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
Setting the temperature in the
refrigerator
The DynamicCooling fan automatically
switches on when the cooling system
for the refrigerator switches on. It
distributes the temperature in the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
– 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,
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
– 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.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
zone so that it is highlighted in
yellow.
. . . in the refrigerator and the
MasterFresh drawers
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator.
The temperature in the MasterFresh
drawers is controlled automatically and
is maintained at 1.5 °C.
^ 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:
Y sensor:
the temperature will get
colder
the temperature will get
warmer.
The temperature range being set will
flash in the display as you do this.
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The correct temperature
– Touching the sensor once:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Keeping your finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
If the highest or lowest temperature that
it is possible to set is reached, the X
oder Y sensor will disappear from the
display.
Temperature
(Fahrenheit/Celsius)
The temperature can be displayed in
degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
selected temperature.
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,
as it will take this long for the appliance
to reach the temperature. 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 2 °C
to 8 °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.
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^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
zone so that it is highlighted in
yellow.
^ Take note of the position of the X
sensor (but do not touch it!).
^ Touch the access sensor until it is
highlighted in white and all of the
other sensors are no longer lit up.
^ Place your finger in the position of the
X sensor, and leave it there.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
access sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 4 seconds until c and the Y
sensor also appear in the display.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until † appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tone is
switched on or off:
† 0: Temperature in Fahrenheit
† 1: Temperature in Celsius
† –: Return to menu
^ After selecting a new setting, touch
the access sensor to confirm your
choice.
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
selected temperature.
The temperature display will flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern if it is due to the door being left
open for a while, e.g. for removing or
storing a large amount of food.
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until c appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor again.
You have now left settings mode.
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
settings mode. As soon as the door
is closed, the door alarm is
activated again.
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Alarms
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
If the temperature in one of the zones
gets too warm, the sensor for the zone
concerned will flash in the control panel
and the "Alarm off" sensor will flash at
the same time.
^ Touch the "Alarm off" sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The "Alarm off" sensor will continue to
be lit up until the temperature has
dropped down to the correct level
again.
The sensor for the corresponding
zone will continue to flash until the
temperature has dropped down to
the correct level again.
An audible alarm will also sound.
The alarm will sound and the relevant
symbol will flash, for example:
– if the appliance door has been left
open for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out.
– when storing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the "Alarm off"
sensor in the display will go out again
as soon as the temperature has
dropped down to the correct level
again. The sensor for the zone
concerned will light up again
constantly.
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Door alarm
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for more than 5 minutes. The
"Alarm off" sensor will also light up.
The alarm will stop and the "Alarm off"
sensor in the display will go out as soon
as the door has been shut.
Alarms
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
^ Touch the "Alarm off" sensor.
The "Alarm off" sensor in the display
will go out and the alarm will stop.
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SuperCool
SuperCool
Switching off SuperCool
The SuperCool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
The SuperCool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The sensor is highlighted in white and
the appliance continues running at
normal power.
Switching on SuperCool
SuperCool is particularly recommended
for the faster chilling of large amounts
of fresh food or drink.
^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator
zone so that it is highlighted in
yellow.
^ Touch the SuperCool sensor so that it
lights up in yellow.
The appliance will now operate at full
power to lower the temperature in the
refrigerator zone, and the newly set
temperature of 2°C will show in the
temperature display.
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To save energy, the SuperCool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Touch the SuperCool sensor so that it
is highlighted in white.
The original temperature will now
appear in the temperature display for
the refrigerator, and the appliance will
continue to operate at normal power.
Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
This appliance has DynamicCooling,
which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running.
When DynamicCooling is switched
on, the difference between the
various zones is less pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion!
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Ensure the air vents in the
refrigerator are not covered (e.g. by
bottles) as food may freeze.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the MasterFresh zones.
However, the MasterFresh drawers are
even colder.
Use these areas in the refrigerator and
in the MasterFresh zones for all delicate
and highly perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
Food must not touch the back wall
of the refrigerator, as it may freeze
to the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator. Make
sure that the vents at the back of the
appliance are not covered. They are
important for cooling performance.
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Ensure that when placing food in the
refrigerator, a gap of at least 35 mm
is maintained under the ceiling of
the appliance to enable the air to
circulate freely.
Only use the area to the front of the
refrigerator shelves to place food
temporarily, but do not leave it there,
as when you shut the door it may
get pushed over, causing spillages.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration
at temperatures below 5 °C.
Cucumbers, for example, become
glassy, eggplants bitter and potatoes
sweet. Tomatoes and oranges lose their
aroma, and the peel on citrus fruits
hardens.
Foods which are sensitive to cold
include:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangoes, melons,
papayas, passionfruit, citrus fruits
such as lemons, oranges,
mandarines, grapefruits
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Eggplants, cucumbers, potatoes,
capiscum, tomatoes, zucchini
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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What to be aware of when
shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is the most important
factor in determining how long it stays
fresh, and how long it can be kept in
the appliance. Time out of the
refrigerator, e.g. during transportation,
should be kept to a minimum. For
example, do not allow food to stay in a
hot car for too long. Once food has
started to deteriorate, this process
cannot be reversed. As little as two
hours outside the refrigerator can
cause food to start deteriorating.
Tip: Take a cool bag when shopping
and place all cold food immediately in
the refrigerator and freezer upon arrival
home.
Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged in the refrigerator
section (there are some exceptions to
this rule in the MasterFresh zones - see
below). This will prevent food smells
from affecting other foods, food from
drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. This is
especially important for storing animal
products.
The shelf life of food can be
significantly increased by setting the
correct temperature and maintaining
good standards of hygiene.
Storing food in the MasterFresh zones
Food is stored in the MasterFresh
zones at a lower temperature than in
the conventional refrigerator section.
The humidity level in the MasterFresh
zones can be regulated to provide the
correct conditions for food stored inside
them.
Due to the optimum storage conditions
created within the MasterFresh zones,
food remains fresh for longer, and
flavour and vitamins are retained.
Storage temperature
The optimum storage temperature for
fresh food which is not sensitive to the
cold is 0 - 3 °C. This is the temperature
range which is automatically
maintained in the MasterFresh zones.
Food can be stored in the MasterFresh
zones at this temperature without loss
of freshness for considerably longer
than in a standard refrigerator, as the
deterioration process is decelerated at
this temperature.
Remember that the initial freshness
of the food when placed in the
refrigerator is crucial for good
storage results.
longer period, as the water content of
the food is largely retained in the
MasterFresh zones.
Storing food in the MasterFresh
zones
^ Touch the sensor for the MasterFresh
zone in which you wish to place food.
The sensor for the selected
MasterFresh zone will be highlighted in
yellow. The symbols for the food you
wish to store now appear:
– Left: Foods that require high humidity
such as fruit and vegetables
– Right: Foods that require a dry
atmosphere such as meat, fish and
dairy products
^ Touch the sensor for the type of food
that you wish to store in the
MasterFresh zone selected.
Humidity level
The humidity level in the MasterFresh
zones depends on:
– the moisture content of the stored
food, and
– the quantity of food being stored.
The closer the storage humidity is to the
moisture content of the food, the crisper
and fresher the food remains over a
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Storing food in the MasterFresh zones
^ You can deselect the type of food by
touching the relevant sensor again.
Foods that prefer a dry atmosphere
include:
You cannot store foods that like high
humidity alongside foods that prefer a
dry atmosphere. However, you can
store several foods from the same
humidity/dry group at the same time.
– fresh fish, shellfish, meat, poultry,
sausages, dairy products and
specialty salads.
^ Place the food in its corresponding
MasterFresh zone.
Foods that prefer a higher humidity
include:
– Freshly picked vegetables, lettuce,
herbs, mushrooms, cabbages and
fruit.
TIP
The level of humidity in the
MasterFresh zones is dependent
upon the moisture content of the
food and how much food is being
stored in the zones.
When storing a small amount of
food, it is a good idea to store it in
packaging.
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Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Always keep these foods covered or
wrapped.
Exception: Meat The surface of the
meat dries out slightly, helping to
prevent the growth of bacteria, which
results in the meat lasting longer. To
prevent the risk of bacterial
cross-contamination and meat
deteriorating, do not let one type of
meat come into direct contact with
another type.
Take food out of the MasterFresh
zones approx. 30- 60 minutes
before using it. The aroma and taste
do not fully develop until the food
has reached room temperature.
Storing food in the MasterFresh zones
If you are not satisfied with the results of your stored food (e.g. food loses
firmness and wilts shortly after placing in the appliance), keep in mind the
following instructions:
^ Only place fresh food in the appliance as the initial condition of the food is
crucial to maintaining freshness.
^ Clean the MasterFresh zones before storing food in them.
^ Dry the surface of very moist food before placing it in the MasterFresh zones.
^ Do not store any food in the MasterFresh zones which is sensitive to cold (see
"Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator").
^ Please note that not all types of food can be stored together (see "Can all types
of food be stored together?").
^ Allocate the appropriate settings to food you wish to store (e.g. humid or dry
storage).
^ A high humidity level will be achieved by means of the moisture already
contained within the food being stored. If the humidity level is not high enough
(e.g. too little food is being stored), it can be increased by placing a damp
sponge in the drawer.
Store small quantities of food in the MasterFresh zones in packaging.
^ If you think that the temperature in the MasterFresh zones is not correct, try
adjusting it slightly by 1 to 2 °C via the refrigerator temperature control. To avoid
frost damage to food, a higher temperature must be set if ice crystals begin to
form on the bottom of the MasterFresh zones.
^ If too much water collects at the bottom of the MasterFresh zones, dry it with a
cloth. If necessary, dry food before placing it in the appliance or place a rack at
the bottom of the MasterFresh zones to allow water to drain off.
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Arranging the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
To replace the drawer
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Pull the telescopic rails out as far as
they will go.
^ Hold the shelf on both sides and
raise it slightly so that it can be lifted
over the catches at the back.
^ Place the drawer back on the rails so
that it engages at the back and front.
^ Pull the shelf forwards.
^ Place the shelf at the required level,
ensuring that it has engaged in the
catches at the back.
^ Push the drawer all the way back into
the appliance.
The MasterFresh drawers
^ Make sure that the shelf is on
straight.
The MasterFresh drawers sit on
telescopic runners, and can be fully
pulled out for loading and unloading.
Fully extendable drawer
For cleaning, the MasterFresh drawers
can be removed completely.
The drawer above the MasterFresh
zone sits on telescopic runners, and
can be fully pulled out for loading and
unloading.
For cleaning, this drawer can be
removed completely.
^ Pull out the drawer.
^ Pull the MasterFresh drawer out as
far it will go.
To prevent children from hurting
themselves, there is a pin on the door
opening side which needs to be turned
to a horizontal position in order to
remove the drawer.
^ Raise the snap fittings on both sides
and lift the drawer out.
To avoid damaging the telescopic
runners, make sure that they are
pushed back into the appliance.
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Arranging the interior fittings
Adjusting the door
shelves/bottle shelf
^ Use a screwdriver or similar to turn
the pin so that the slot in the head is
horizontal a.
^ Raise the snap fittings on both sides
b, and lift the MasterFresh drawer
up and out.
To avoid damaging the telescopic
runners, make sure that they are
pushed back into the appliance.
To replace the drawer
^ Pull the telescopic rails out as far as
they will go.
^ Place the MasterFresh drawer on the
rails so that it engages at the back
and front.
^ Hold the door shelf by its frame with
both hands, raise it a little and then
tip it forwards slightly.
^ Slide the shelf in its angled frame up
or down in the side runners as
required, and engage it in its new
position.
^ Make sure that the shelf is straight.
^ Turn the slot on the pin to its vertical
position.
^ Push the MasterFresh drawer all the
way back into the appliance.
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Arranging the interior fittings
To remove the door shelf altogether,
^ Slide it up the side runners to the
very top, then lift it out.
To replace the door shelf
^ Engage the door shelf in the runners
at the top, and push it down to the
position required.
For the purposes of loading and
unloading or to clean, the containers
can be removed from their holders
completely.
To remove the container in the top door
shelf from its holder,
^ Undo the screws on the shelf and
remove the cover.
^ Unhinge the flap from its holder.
^ Lift the container up and out.
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To remove the shelf above the
fully extendable drawer
^ Lift the shelf up and out.
^ When replacing the shelf, make sure
that the lugs on the corners at the
back are correctly engaged.
To remove the shelf above the
MasterFresh drawers
^ Remove the fully extendable drawer.
^ Remove the stopper strip at the back,
push back the glass shelf slightly,
then lift it carefully up and out.
^ Replace the fully extendable drawer.
Automatic defrost
Refrigerator section and
MasterFresh zone
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
and the MasterFresh zone whilst in use.
You do not need to remove this, as it
will defrost and evaporate automatically
with the warmth generated by the
appliance.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or the appliance
lighting.
Do not use a steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
To avoid damaging the outer
surfaces of your appliance, do not
use:
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
the On/Off rocker switch.
This is on the right-hand side
underneath the control panel.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
^ Remove the serving trays and
containers in the door from their
stainless steel frames for cleaning.
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– dirt erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid. Wash all
accessories by hand only. Do not wash
in a dishwasher.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ After cleaning, wipe interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Cleaning and care
Aluminium frames
The frames on the shelves inside the
appliance and in the door are made
from aluminium.
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls on it, by the surrounding
environment and by the angle you
observe it from.
It is also susceptible to scratching.
The aluminium frames may suffer
discolouration or damage if soiling is
left on for too long. Remove any
soiling immediately.
^ Release the filter cover (1.), then
lower it together with the filter mat
and remove it (2.).
Humidity filters
The two special humidity filters above
the MasterFresh drawers have to be
removed for cleaning.
^ Take off the filter mat.
^ Clean the filter mat in lukewarm water
without any detergent.
^ Pull out the MasterFresh drawer and
remove it.
Do not wash the filter mats in a
dishwasher or washing machine.
^ Leave the filter mat to dry.
^ Replace the filter mat in the filter
cover.
^ Replace the filter cover, engaging it
first at the back and then at the front.
^ Replace the MasterFresh drawer in
the appliance.
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Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
After cleaning
^ 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.
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
back in 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.
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^ Reconnect the appliance to the
electricity supply and switch it on.
^ Place the food back in the appliance
and close the door.
Problem solving guide
Repair work to electrical appliances
must only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Please note that a call-out charge will
be applied for unnecessary service
visits where the problem could have
been rectified as described in these
operating instructions.
What to do if. . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. If it is switched on,
the access sensor will light up in the
display.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ The mains fuse has tripped because
the refrigerator, mains voltage or
another appliance is defective.
Contact a qualified electrician or
Miele.
^ Check the temperature settings.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Increase the temperature.
^ Switch off the SuperCool function if
this is switched on.
^ Check that the appliance door has
been closed properly.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth and in the housing unit at
the top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of food
has just been put in at once.
^ Check that the appliance 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. In this case,
the motor runs for longer.
. . . the alarm sounds.
Has the appliance door been open for
longer than 5 minutes?
^ Close the door.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
off sensor lights up or is flashing.
^ The refrigerator door is open, or
^ The temperature in one of the zones
has risen significantly because
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
Top lighting
– too much warm air from the room has
entered the appliance,
– large quantities of food have recently
been placed in the appliance,
– there has been a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the Alarm off
sensor in the display will go out again
as soon as the temperature has
dropped down to the correct level
again.
. . . a fault message with "_F" appears
in the temperature display.
There is a fault. Call Miele.
. . . the interior lighting is not
working.
^ Hold the lamp cover at the front with
both hands and push it back.
^ Then lift the lamp cover forwards to
remove.
Do not touch halogen lamps with
your bare fingers.
Use a soft cloth when changing a
halogen lamp.
Has the appliance door been left open
for too long? To avoid overheating, the
lighting switches itself off automatically
after approx. 5 minutes if the door is left
open. It will come on again after it has
cooled down sufficiently.
If it also does not come on when the
door is opened briefly, then the lighting
is defective.
^ Pull the defective halogen lamp out.
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
the On/Off rocker switch to the right
hand side underneath the control
panel.
^ Fit the new lamp into the holder.
The following type of halogen lamp is
required:
20 W/12 V/GY 6.35 cap.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
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Problem solving guide
^ Engage the lamp cover at the back,
then pull it forward and click it into
place at the front.
Side lighting
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact Miele.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
^ Turn the lamp cover anti-clockwise to
remove it.
Do not touch halogen lamps with
your bare fingers.
Use a soft cloth when changing a
halogen lamp.
^ Pull the defective halogen lamp out.
^ Fit the new lamp into the holder.
The following type of halogen lamp is
required:
5 W/12 V/ G 4 cap.
^ Replace the lamp cover, turning it
clockwise as far as it will go.
^ Reconnect the appliance to the
electricity supply and switch it on.
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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 movement of the fan inside the appliance.
On appliances with a water tank a buzzing sound can be
heard when water is being pumped out of the water tank.
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 Possible cause
can easily rectify
Rattling,
vibrating
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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.
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 cable clips.
After Sales / Warranty
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, please contact:
– Miele
The contact details for Miele are
given on the back cover of these
operating instructions.
When contacting Miele, please quote
the model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate inside your appliance.
Warranty
The manufacturer's warranty for this
appliance is 2 years.
For more information on the
manufacturer's warranty specific to
your country, please contact Miele.
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Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an AC single phase
220 – 240 V 50 Hz supply.
The fuse rating must be at least 10 A.
Connection must only be made via a
suitable switched socket. The electrical
system must comply with VDE 0100.
The accessibility of the plug must
always be ensured in order to be able
to quickly separate the appliance from
the mains.
If the mains socket is not accessible
after the appliance has been built in, a
separator for each terminal must be
present. There must be an all-pole
contact gap of 3 mm in the switch
(including switch, fuses and relays
according to EN 60335).
The plug and mains connection cable
must not come into contact with the
back of the appliance as vibrations can
cause damage to these components.
This, in turn, could result in a short
circuit.
Nor should other appliances be
plugged into a socket located directly
behind this appliance.
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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).
Do not connect the appliance to an
inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. Solar
power. When switched on, peak loads
in the system can cause the safety
switch off mechanism to be triggered.
This can damage the electronic unit.
The machine must not be used with
so-called energy-saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of
energy supplied to the machine,
causing it to overheat.
If the mains connection cable needs to
be replaced, this must only be carried
out by a qualified electrician.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation advice
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.
If installation near a heat source is
unavoidable, observe the following
minimum distances between the
appliance and the heat source:
– 3 cm away from an electric oven or
range
– 30 cm away from an oil or coal-fired
range
Please note the following when
installing the appliance:
– The mains connection socket must
not be located directly behind the
appliance and must be easily
accessible.
– The plug and mains connection
cable must not come into contact
with the rear of the appliance as they
may be damaged by vibrations from
the appliance.
– Nor should other appliances be
plugged into a socket located
directly behind this appliance.
Important! tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of the appliance,
which may lead to corrosion on the
external walls. For prevention, it is
advisable to install the appliance with
sufficient ventilation in a dry and/or
an air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly. Please ensure
that the appliance is installed in
accordance with these installation
instructions and that the handle is
fitted correctly. Should you require
further assistance, please contact
Miele.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within a certain climate range (ambient
temperatures) and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the compressor switching
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
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Installation advice
Floor
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation
instructions.
Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open. Keep the door shut until the
appliance has been built in and
secured within the building-in niche
in accordance with these
instructions.
Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, installation must be
carried out by two people.
The weight of the appliance when
empty is:
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi . . . . . . . . . 189 kg
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi . . . . . . . . . 205 kg
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To ensure the safe installation of the
appliance and to guarantee its correct
functioning, the floor to the niche where
the appliance is to be installed must be
smooth and even.
It must be made from strong, rigid
material.
The appliance is extremely heavy when
fully loaded, and for this reason it is
imperative that the floor it stands on is
able to bear its weight. If necessary, the
advice of an architect or structural
engineer should be sought.
When fully loaded, the approx. weight
of the appliance is:
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi . . . . . . . . . 452 kg
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi . . . . . . . . . 540 kg
Door hinging
The appliance is supplied with fixed
hinges. If you need to change the
door hinging to the other side,
please contact Miele.
On no account should you attempt
to change the door hinging yourself.
Installation advice
Adjoining furniture/units
The appliance is screwed to the
adjoining furniture/units to the side and
above.
For this reason, it is essential that all
furniture/units be fixed to the ground
and/or wall.
Ventilation
The air vents must not be covered or
blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
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Installation advice
Side-by-side installation
This appliance may be installed
"side-by-side" with another suitable
refrigerator or freezer.
A side-by-side installation kit,
available from Miele, is required.
Please contact Miele to find out
which appliances are suitable for
side-by-side installation with this
appliance.
See the instructions supplied with
the side-by-side installation kit for
how to fix the appliances together.
If the appliances are to be installed
next to each other without a partition
wall between them, they will need to be
joined together with the side-by-side
installation kit.
Installation with a partition wall using
the side-by-side installation kit
The partition wall must be at least
16 mm thick.
The side-by-side installation kit will
consume additional energy to that
stated on the appliance energy label
of each individual appliance. The
additional rating per appliance will
be 25 W or 219 kWhrs per year.
Joining the appliances together
without a partition wall using the
side-by-side installation kit
If the partition wall between the two
appliances is between 16 mm and
160 mm thick, each appliance must be
built into its own niche using the
assembly parts supplied. The
side-by-side installation kit is also
required.
Installation with a partition wall
without the side-by-side installation
kit
If the partition wall between the two
appliances is more than 160 mm thick,
each appliance must be built into its
own niche using the assembly parts
supplied (without using the
side-by-side installation kit).
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Installation advice
Limiting the opening angle of
the door
The door hinges are set at the factory to
enable the door to be opened wide.
However, if the appliance door hits an
adjacent wall when opened, for
example, the opening angle can be
limited to 90°.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Insert the pin into the hinge from
above, as shown.
The door opening angle is now limited
to 90°.
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Installation advice
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°)
* The dimensions of the door fronts and
handles will vary according to the
individual kitchen.
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
A
B
C
829 mm
Door front (max. 38 mm)*
982 mm
Door front (max. 38 mm)*
Door
handle*
Door
handle*
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 115°)
* The dimensions of the door fronts and
handles will vary according to the
individual kitchen.
A
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
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B
C
D
829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)*
Door
handle*
363 mm
982 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)*
Door
handle*
428 mm
Building-in dimensions
Niche width
A
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
762 – 765 mm
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
915 – 918 mm
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Building-in dimensions
Laying the electrical cabling
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Door front dimensions
A
B
K 1801 Vi,
K 1811 Vi
2029 mm
756 mm
K 1901 Vi,
K 1911 Vi
2029 mm
908 mm
Installation
Miscellaneous
Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, it is essential that
installation is carried out by two
people.
– Step ladder
– Sack barrow
Tools and accessories
required
– Wooden beam (min. 75 mm x
100 mm) if required, to prevent
tilting; length depends on width of
building-in niche
– Power drill
– Wood screws in various sizes
– TX screwdriver
– Hammer drill
– Drills in various sizes, depending on
materials
Optional accessories
– Side-by-side installation kit for
side-by-side installation of two
appliances
– Hammer
– Socket wrench (Attachment: nut,
8 mm)
– Adhesive tape
– Pipe wrench
– Spirit level
– Try-square
If bolting the housing unit to the wall
behind:
– suitable plugs and fixing screws
according to the composition of the
wall
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Installation
Stainless steel fronts
Building into a peninsular run
Stainless steel fronts and plinth grilles
with a stainless steel look are available
from your Miele Chartered Agent or
from Miele.
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building-in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Weight of the door fronts
Building-in at the end of a run
of units
Before fitting a furniture door, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted.
If one side of the appliance is visible, a
side panel is required.
Appliance
Max.
weight
of furniture
door front
in kg
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
50
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
37
Fitting a door which is heavier than
the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
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The side panel must be fixed to the
wall, the floor and any furniture/units
above before the appliance is placed in
the niche.
The size of the side panel must match
that of the furniture panel opposite.
Installation
Aligning the housing unit
Checking the building-in niche
– The building-in dimensions now need
to be checked.
– Check the position of the electrical
connections (see "Electrical
connection").
– Check that all surrounding
furniture/units are securely fixed to
the wall.
– Check the surrounding furniture/units
for possible clashes when opening
doors.
Before installation
The housing unit must be carefully
aligned using a spirit level before
installing the appliance. The unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the furniture door will not
align correctly with the 4 corners of the
appliance.
– The side panels of the housing unit
must be even.
– The housing unit panels must be at
least 16 mm thick.
– The plinth facing must be at least
13 mm thick (preferably 19 mm).
,Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open.
^ Before installation, take any
accessories out of the appliance
and/or from the back of the
appliance.
^ 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.
To protect the floor from damage when
installing the appliance,
^ secure an off-cut of flooring (e.g. lino)
or similar to the floor in front of the
installation area.
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Installation
Preparing the niche
,Keep the appliance door closed
until it is fixed inside the building-in
niche.
^ Do not remove the installation aids
from the appliance door. These will
be required later when the appliance
is installed in the building-in niche.
^ Check the appliance for damage
during transportation.
Do not install a damaged appliance!
Due to sheer size and weight of the
appliance, it needs to be ensured
that it cannot tip forwards once it is
built into the niche.
Assembly parts
All the fixings required for installation
are supplied with the appliance. The
plastic bags are marked with letters for
easy identification.
Each fitting stage is indicated by the
letter on the bag needed for that stage.
^ Unscrew the bracket that is holding
the appliance to the delivery pallet.
,Warning!
Please bear in mind that the
appliance is no longer secured to the
pallet!
^ With the help of several people as
required, carefully lift the appliance
from the pallet, starting with the back
of the appliance.
The appliance can be rolled along the
floor using the wheels at the back.
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Installation
Anti-tipping mechanism
The anti-tipping mechanism a
ensures the housing unit b is securely
fixed to the wall and tipping of the
appliance is prevented.
Use two anti-tipping mechanisms for
each appliance or four for each
side-by-side combination of
appliances.
^ Position the anti-tipping mechanisms
a at the rear of the housing unit on
the left and right, leaving a gap to the
wall of no more than 10 mm.
^ While holding the anti-tipping
mechanisms in place, mark the
necessary drill holes at the top and
rear of the housing unit.
^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
,Danger of tipping
The housing unit must be fixed to
the wall behind with several screws.
Only this can ensure that the
appliance will not tip over after
being installed.
Fixing screws for different uses and
types of material are supplied in the
accompanying pack.
If these are not suitable for the
anti-tipping mechanism in your
installation, you will need to secure it
by alternative means.
^ Secure the housing unit to the wall.
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Installation
In a housing unit with a rear wall
In a housing unit without a rear wall
^ bolt the rear wall of the housing unit
in several places directly to the wall
behind it.
Use suitable plugs and fixing screws
according to the composition of the
wall.
^ bolt the housing unit to the wall in
several places with the help of
suitable fixing brackets.
Use suitable plugs and fixing screws
according to the composition of the
wall.
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Installation
An alternative anti-tipping
mechanism
If it is not possible to fix the anti-tipping
mechanisms securely to the floor of the
niche, the appliance can be secured at
the top using a wooden beam. If this
method is used, then there must not be
any gap between the appliance and the
wooden beam.
^ Mark the position of the lower edge of
the wooden beam on the rear wall of
the niche.
^ Select screws of a length depending
on the thickness of the wood.
Use the number of screws
appropriate to the housing width to
ensure that the wooden beam is
securely fixed.
^ Check where the upright wall
supports are in the back of the niche,
and mark the drill holes in the
wooden beam accordingly.
^ First, drill the holes in the wooden
beam.
^ Secure the wooden beam to the back
wall of the niche.
– The wooden beam must be at least
75 mm x 100 mm thick.
– The length must be the same as the
width of the building-in niche.
– If the building-in niche is deeper than
the appliance, a thicker wooden
beam should be used.
– The wood must cover the appliance
to a depth of at least 50.8 mm (see
diagram).
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Installation
Placing the appliance in the
niche
If you are installing two appliances
side by side, now secure the
appliances to one another (see the
instructions for the side-by-side
installation kit).
^ Plug in the appliance a.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket. The
socket should be close to the
appliance and easily accessible.
When installing two appliances
side-by-side, each appliance must
have its own separate socket.
^ Secure the cable to prevent it
becoming caught:
Tie a piece of string to the middle of
the cable, and as the appliance is
being pushed into the niche, pull the
cable forward underneath the
appliance b.
^ Carefully push the appliance back
into the housing unit.
^ Unscrew the plinth facing.
If the appliance does not slide easily
into the niche (e.g. if the floor is
uneven),
^ screw out the rear adjusters slightly
(see "Aligning the appliance") and
slide the appliance into the niche.
Then push the appliance into the
niche, taking care not to damage
the electrical cable.
^ Remove the temporary protection
from the adjacent furniture fronts.
^ Affix temporary protection to adjacent
furniture fronts.
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Installation
Aligning the appliance
^ Align the appliance with
neighbouring furniture fronts.
Important!
Proceed carefully when adjusting
the feet, alternating between the left
and right feet.
^ A mark is located on the appliance
base. When adjusting the height, this
mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm
from the floor. Unscrew the feet until
the mark on the base has reached 32
mm. This measurement of 32 mm
corresponds to a building-in recess
height of 2134 mm.
The installation aids c on the
appliance door are suitable for a
thickness of 19 mm or 38 mm.
Important!
Unscrew the feet until the mark is
aligned to a maximum of 62 mm
from the floor (max. building-in
recess of 2164 mm).
Otherwise the rear feet alignment
will be damaged.
The adjustable feet at the front and
back of the appliance can all be
adjusted from the front:
– Front feet:
Adjustment from above with a
socket wrench (attachment: nut,
8 mm) d.
– Back feet:
Adjustment with a power drill or
socket wrench (attachment: nut,
8 mm) for fine adjustment e.
^ Place a spirit level across the
installation aids c on the appliance
door to check the appliance's
alignment.
^ Check the alignment of the appliance
again using the spirit level.
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Installation
^ If a wooden beam has been fitted
above the appliance to prevent
tipping, the appliance height needs
to be adjusted so that the appliance
fits snuggly under the wooden beam.
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates.
^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates f
into the furniture/units above the
appliance.
If it is not possible to secure the
appliance above, it can be attached to
the housing at the sides only.
^ Pull out the lugs for the side fixing
plates g.
^ If necessary, cut trim h to the
required width.
^ Join the two bits of trim together i.
^ Click them into position j.
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Installation
When installing two appliances
side-by-side, the trims for the two
appliances need to be joined together
to form one long strip.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Insert the joining peg from the
side-by-side kit halfway into the
channel in the trim for the left-hand
appliance.
^ Then insert the free half of the joining
peg into the channel on the other
trim, and press the two trims
together.
^ Click the two trims into place above
the appliances.
^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates k
into the furniture/units adjacent to the
appliance.
In a side-by-side combination, only the
external panels of the two appliances
can be secured to the furniture wall.
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Installation
Preparing the furniture fronts
^ Load the door shelves in the
appliance door.
^ Open the appliance door as far as it
will go.
^ Unscrew the installation aids l and
angle trim m from the door.
^ Put the angle trim m and screws in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
^ Remove the cover from the light
contact switch.
^ Close the appliance door.
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^ Measure gap X between the
adjusting bar and the upper edge of
the adjacent furniture front.
^ Remove the two nuts from the
appliance door, and place them in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
^ Place the furniture front on a firm
surface, with the external side facing
downwards (place on a blanket or
similar to avoid it becoming
scratched).
Installation
– The mounting frame has several
different types of holes to take
account of a variety of furniture
fronts.
– When securing the frame, always
screw into the strongest part of the
furniture door.
– To do this, select screws which are
slightly shorter than the thickness of
the furniture door.
^ Screw the appliance handle to the
furniture door from the inside.
^ Mark gap X on the inside of the
furniture front.
^ Similarly, locate and mark the
midpoint Y on the furniture front.
^ Remove the mounting frame from the
appliance door and position it
according to the markings on the
furniture front.
^ Pre-drill the holes.
^ Screw the mounting frame to the
furniture front, using at least one
screw for each fixing point.
^ Secure the mounting frame to the top
of the furniture front, using at least 10
screws:
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Installation
Securing and aligning the
furniture door
^ Press the pieces of angle trim on
both sides into the white plastic
frame, and screw them down
securely.
^ Screw the nuts o loosely onto the
threaded bolts - but do not tighten
them yet.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Insert the angle trim as far as it will
go into the spaces in the frame, as
shown.
^ Align the height of the appliance door
by sliding it over the threaded bolts
n.
^ Align the depth of the door via the
gaps in the angle trim. Then screw
the angle trim into position.
^ Now screw on the top nuts o. The
door is now fixed.
^ Open the appliance door and hang
the furniture front on its frame onto
the threaded bolts n, as shown.
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Installation
Fitting the fixing brackets
Securing the covers
The fixing brackets are used to secure
the furniture front to the bottom of the
appliance door.
^ Fit the two cover strips to the sides of
the appliance door, clicking them into
the space between the appliance
door and the furniture front, starting
at the bottom and working up to the
top.
^ Open the appliance door as far as it
will go.
^ Slightly loosen screw (1.).
^ Position the fixing bracket on the
appliance door (2.) and pre-drill a
hole in the furniture front.
^ Screw the fixing bracket securely to
the furniture front (3.).
^ Then tighten the screw (4.) as shown.
^ Fit the cover to the fixing bracket (5.).
The number of fixing brackets required
will depend on the material and width of
the furniture front.
^ Secure the retaining clips for the
covers on both sides.
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Installation
Fitting the plinth facing
Do not cover the vents in the plinth.
This will damage the appliance.
^ Trim the plinth facing to the required
length and height (cut along the
lower edge of the plinth facing where
it touches the floor).
^ Now attach the covers onto the
retaining clips on both sides.
In the case of side-by-side
installation, the cover strips are only
required on the outer sides.
^ Secure the plinth to the appliance,
and attach the cover discs supplied.
^ Fit the cover to the light contact
switch so that it clicks into place as
shown.
^ Now fit the plinth facing.
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Installation
Fitting the air separator
The air separator in the vent
underneath separates air entering the
appliance from that leaving it.
It also stops warm air flowing into the
appliance, which would cause a short
circuit.
^ If necessary, the three parts of the air
separator can be shortened to the
correct height.
^ Replace the foam parts in the sides.
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