Miele KF 888 iDN-1 Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Fridge - Freezer combination
with dynamic cooling
KF 888 iDN-1
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident
or damage to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 05 910 970
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch the refrigerator section off separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching the alarm tone off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Super cool, super freeze and dynamic cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Using the refrigerator efficiently. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Coldest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Warmest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storing food correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adjusting the door shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contents
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Before installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Description of the appliance
a Super cool button and indicator light
b On button to switch on the whole
appliance or
Off button for independently
switching the refrigerator section off
c Temperature selector buttons
for the refrigerator section
Upper button: warmer
Lower button: colder
d Refrigerator section temperature
display
e Safety lock indicator light
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f Freezer section temperature
display
g Temperature selector buttons
for the feezer section
Upper button: warmer
Lower button: colder
h Master switch for switching
the whole appliance on and off
i Super freeze button
and indicator light
j Alarm button
Description of the appliance
k Switch for dynamic cooling
l Fan for dynamic cooling
m Butter and cheese compartment
n Interior lighting
o Egg trays
p Adjustable door shelves
q Shelves
r Bottle rack
s Condensate channel and
drain hole
t Fruit and vegetable containers
u Divider *
v Freezer drawers with freezer
calendar
w Marker system for frozen food
* depending on model
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Please ensure that the appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person. The
plug must be rendered useless and the
cable cut off directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. See the
"Warning and Safety" section of this
booklet for further details.
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 dispose of your old appliance at
your local community waste collection /
recycling centre and not with your
household waste.
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
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, read the
instructions carefully before
installation and before using for the
first time. They contain important
notes on the installation, safety,
operation and care of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct use
This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for the cool
storage of food and drinks as well as
for storing deep frozen food, freezing
fresh food and for preparing ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect or improper use of the
appliance.
This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play on or near it, or to
play with the controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is environmentally friendly.
Although it is flammable, it does not
damage the ozone layer and does not
increase the greenhouse effect. The
use of this coolant has, however, led to
a slight increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can be harmful to the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that
the rating on the data plate
corresponds to the voltage and
frequency of the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is present and 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 the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation
instructions.
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
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Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons in accordance with national
and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held liable.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance work
has been carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
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).
Use
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
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 use any electrical
equipment in this appliance, e.g.
ice cream makers. 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.
Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the freezer
section. The cans or bottles could
explode. Danger of injury and damage
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. This could result in
injury or damage.
Observe the "use by" dates given
on food to avoid the risk of food
poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer’s packaging on storage
conditions required as well as the "use
by" date.
Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods 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.
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 block the ventilation gap in
the plinth or the top of the
appliance housing unit as this would
impair the efficiency of the appliance,
increase the electricity consumption
and could cause damage to the
appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges
(ambient temperatures), and should not
be used outside this range. The climate
range for your appliance is stated on
the data plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Disposal of your old appliance
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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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.
Disconnect it from the mains. Cut
off the cable and render any plug
unusable.
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
How to save energy
Normal energy consumption Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven.
Where the ambient room
temperature is ideal at approx.
20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate (set in
stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: The lower the
temperature in the freezer, the
higher the energy consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
than 16 °C.
Installation site
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
StayFresh zone just above 0 °C
Freezer section -18°C
Use
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the door for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Defrosting
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Increased energy
consumption
Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of ice hinders the cold
ice one centimetre thick has built from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
up.
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid and then dry
with a soft cloth.
Important: To ensure correct
functioning of the appliance, let it
stand for between 11/2 and 2 hour
after transporting it to its final
location before connecting it to the
mains.
Switching on
The refrigerator and freezer sections
are switched on together by pressing
the master switch on the right hand
side of the control panel or by pressing
the on/off button on the left hand side of
the control panel.
To switch the refrigerator section off
separately
The refrigerator section can be
switched off without having to switch off
the freezer section. This is useful e.g.
whilst on holiday.
^ Press the On/Off button for the
refrigerator section.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section goes out and the
refrigerator section switches off.
To switch the refrigerator section
back on again
^ Press the On/Off button again.
^ Press the master switch. Bars will
light up in the temperature display
and a buzzer will sound. The
appliance starts cooling. Allow the
appliance to run for a few hours
before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is
sufficiently low.
Bars will appear in the temperature
display for the refrigerator section.
The refrigerator section starts
cooling. The interior light will come on
when the door is opened.
Switching off
^ Press the master switch. The
temperature display goes out and the
cooling process is switched off. If this
does not happen, then the safety lock
is still engaged.
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Switching on and off
Switching off the alarm
^ Press the alarm button. The alarm
stops. The bars will continue flashing
in the temperature display until the
temperature which has been set is
reached.
Cool pack
De-activating the safety lock
^ Repeat the same procedure as for
engaging the lock given above. The
safety lock indicator light must go out
in the temperature display. The
appliance can now be switched off at
any time.
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
Place the cool pack in the top 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.
^ switch the appliance off at the mains,
Safety lock
^ leave the doors ajar to air the
appliance.
The safety lock can be engaged to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
Engaging the safety lock
^ Press and hold the alarm button.
^ Then press the Super freeze button
as well and keep both buttons
pressed in for approx. 3 seconds
until the Safety lock indicator light d
in the temperature display lights up
and a beep sounds. The appliance
can now not be switched off until the
lock is de-activated.
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^ withdraw the plug (pull on the plug
and not the cable),
^ clean the appliance out and
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro organisms. Reducing the
temperature reduces their growth rate.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the freezer
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for a long time a
temperature of at least -18 °C is
needed. At this temperature the growth
of micro organisms is generally halted.
As soon as the temperature rises to
above -10 °C, the micro organisms
become active in the food again so that
it cannot be kept as long. For this
reason, partially defrosted or defrosted
food must not be re-frozen. Food may
be re-frozen once it has been cooked
as the high temperatures achieved
when cooking destroy most micro
organisms.
Temperature selection
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and for the freezer section are
set independently from one another
using the buttons to the right and left
hand sides of the temperature displays.
Press the
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in middle of the refrigerator section.
Upper button: to raise the temperature
(it gets warmer)
Lower button: to reduce the
temperature (it gets
colder)
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
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The correct temperature
When pressing the buttons the
following are shown in the display:
– When first pressed: The last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent press of the
button:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Keeping the button pressed in:
adjusts the temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button the current actual
temperature of the refrigerator or
freezer is automatically shown.
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 show the accurate
temperature of the appliance. If, after
this time, the temperature is 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 11 °C
– in the freezer section from -16 °C to
-26 °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.
Temperature displays
During normal operation the
temperature display shows the
temperature in the middle of the
refrigerator section and the temperature
in the warmest part of the freezer
section.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display (i.e. if it is not between
0 °C and 19 °C in the refrigerator
section, and if the temperature in the
freezer section is above 0 °C), only a
bar will light up in the temperature
displays.
It will take between 3 and 8 hours
approximately for the appliance to
reach the required temperature. The
time it takes will depend on where the
appliance is located and the
temperature setting selected.
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The correct temperature
The temperature displays flash, if
Temperature display brightness
– a different temperature is being set,
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible. However, if the
door is opened, a setting changed or if
the alarm is sounding, the temperature
display will appear much brighter for
approx. 1 minute.
– 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 in the following circumstances:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to
defrost. Do not refreeze thawed or
defrosted food! If it has started thawing,
check that the food is safe to use and if
it is, use it as soon as possible.
The level of brightness can be adjusted
to be:
– Brighter: by pressing the alarm
button, and whilst holding it in, press
the upper button next to the
temperature display for the freezer
section.
– Dimmer: by pressing the alarm
button, and whilst holding it in, press
the lower button next to the
temperature display for the freezer
section.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed and to avoid energy being
wasted if the door is left open. The
alarm system is always active. You
cannot disable it.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer gets
too warm an alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash. The
temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash:
– when the freezer is switched on.
– when the freezer section door has
been left open for a while, e.g. in
order to load, re-arrange or take food
out of the freezer.
– when freezing large amounts of food.
– when there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Door alarm
If the door has been left open for
approx. 60 seconds the alarm will
sound.
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Switching the alarm tone off
early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the freezer section, the
alarm tone stops and the temperature is
displayed constantly. However, if the
noise disturbs you, you can turn the
alarm tone off before this if you wish.
^ Press the alarm button. The alarm
stops. The temperature display
continues to flash until the set
temperature has been reached. It
then lights up constantly.
Super cool, super freeze and dynamic cooling
Super cool
Freezing fresh food
The super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting.
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.
Switching on super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells. The rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
^ Press the super cool button, the
super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
If food is frozen quickly the cells have
less time to lose moisture so they shrink
less. As there is not so much moisture,
it is easier for the food to reabsorb it
during the defrosting process.
Switching off super cool
The super cool function switches itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light goes out and the
appliance continues running at normal
power.
To save energy the super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the super cool button. The
super cool indicator light will go out.
The appliance continues running at
normal power.
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Super cool, super freeze and dynamic cooling
Super freeze
Dynamic cooling
Switch the super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
When the Dynamic cooling function is
not switched on, the natural circulation
of air in the appliance will cause
different temperature zones in the
refrigerator as the cold, heavy air will
sink to the lowest section of the
appliance. You should bear this in mind
when placing food in the appliance
(see "Using the refrigerator efficiently").
However, if you are placing a large
amount of food in the refrigerator at any
one time, it is a good idea to switch on
Dynamic cooling. This way you can
distribute the temperature inside the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
The temperature is set as normal with
the temperature control.
Exceptions:
– when putting in frozen food.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the super freeze function
should be switched on 4 – 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
Dynamic cooling should also be
selected when:
– the ambient temperature in the room
is high (above approx. 30 °C), and
^ Press the super freeze button, the
super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer
section.
Switching super freeze off
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer the super freeze
function will switch off automatically
after approx. 30 to 60 hours. The super
freeze indicator light will go out and the
appliance will continue running at
normal power.
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– the room humidity level is high.
Switching on dynamic cooling
^ Press the switch for dynamic cooling
above the fan to m.
The fan will start turning.
To save energy, the fan will switch itself
off when the refrigerator section door is
opened.
Switching off dynamic cooling
^ Press the switch for dynamic cooling
to "0".
The fan will stop after a short while.
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.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
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.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to the
back wall.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in the
refrigerator. These include:
– Fruit and vegetables which are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocado pears, papaya, passion
fruit, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes
and cucumbers
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
Warmest area
– Potatoes
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Storing food correctly
Store food covered or packaged. This
will prevent food smells or tastes from
affecting other foods, and prevent food
from drying out and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. The
growth of bacteria, such as salmonella,
can be avoided by setting the correct
temperature and maintaining good
standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
However, you should bear in mind that
some types of vegetables give off a
natural gas which speeds up the rate at
which food perishes. Some fruit and
vegetables react strongly to this gas
and should not be stored together.
Examples of fruit which produce a
large amount of this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado pears and
figs.
Examples of fruit and vegetables
which react strongly to the natural
gases given off by other types of fruit
and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes,
pears, nectarines and peaches.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
Adjusting the door shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Push the door shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Pull the shelf forward as far as it will
go; then lift it upwards to remove it.
^ Replace the door shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
^ With the rear barrier facing upwards,
place the shelf at the required
position.
The rear barrier must face upwards to
prevent food from touching the back
of the appliance and freezing to it.
Moving the bottle divider
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Pull the front half of the glass shelf
forwards slightly and then push it
carefully under the rear half.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Home freezing
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".
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer check
– 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
temperaure 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 box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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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, lettuces, 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
cool quickly in cold water. 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.
Freezing and storing food
– 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.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ 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.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
When freezing more than 2 kg of fresh
food, switch on the super freeze
function for some time before placing
the food in the freezer (see "Super
freeze").
Placing food in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the upper drawers.
Large quantities can be placed directly
on the evaporator plates to freeze the
food quickly. To do this first take out
one or several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and evaporator plate
can be loaded with a maximum of
25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the evaporator
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
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Freezing and storing food
Freezer calendar
Defrosting
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for
effectively.
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Marker system for frozen food
Markers serve as a reminder of how
long food has been stored.
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months are
represented on the dials as 1 - 12.
– in the microwave oven,
– in the oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the fridge.
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.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packing or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables.
^ Slide the markers onto the guide
runners on the edge of the drawers.
Use the markers to indicate the type of
food being frozen and turn the dials to
the appropriate number to indicate the
month the food was first placed in the
freezer.
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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
Ice cubes
Freezer tray
(with or without release button
depending on model)
The freezer tray is useful for freezing
small items such as berries and
vegetables. They can be frozen
individually and therefore maintain their
shape when defrosted.
^ Press down the release button on the
ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Any excess will flow out through
the outlet.
^ Now pull the release button up to
seal the ice cube tray. Place the tray
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 holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
^ Space the food out loosely on the
tray.
^ Hang the tray in one of the upper
freezer drawers.
Leave 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.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Freezing and storing food
Cool pack
(depending on model)
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 upper
drawer directly on top of food 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.
If there is a power cut lay the cool pack
directly on top of the frozen food in the
upper drawer so that the food will be
kept cold for as long as possible.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. These are
automatically removed and defrosted
by the appliance.
This freezer is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer section
defrosts automatically.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer section to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the food
stored in the freezer section will not
defrost.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Never use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
the On/Off switch.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts e.g.
shelves for cleaning.
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Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Accessories and shelves should
all be hand washed. The butter dish is,
however, dishwasher safe.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the doors
open to air the appliance for a short
while.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the appliance’s
energy consumption.
Door seals
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning and care
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section, close the appliance doors,
and switch the appliance on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly. The super freeze
indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature place the food back in
the freezer drawers and place them
back in the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can now
be switched off.
The indicator light will go out.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
Unauthorised repairs could be
dangerous.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the refrigerator or freezer section
does not get cool.
^ Check whether the respective section
has been switched on. The
temperature display for that section
should be illuminated.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the door to the freezer section 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.
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. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer section is too low.
^ Set the temperature to a warmer
setting.
^ The super freeze or super cool
function has not been switched off.
The respective indicator light is still
on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether, the ventilation gaps
in the plinth and in the top of the
housing unit have been covered over
or become too dusty.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large quantity of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the doors have been
properly closed.
. . . the compressor is running
constantly
When the appliance is sufficiently cold
inside, the compressor will switch on for
longer, but at a low setting to save
energy.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper to carefully
prise it apart.
Problem solving guide
. . . the alarm sounds and the
temperature display for the freezer
section flashes.
The freezer section temperature has
risen above the temperature set,
because
^ the freezer 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
the alarm will go out and the
temperature display for the freezer
section will light up constantly.
. . . a bar lights up or flashes in the
temperature displays.
Check the temperature displays
approx. 6 hours after switching the
appliance on. The temperature will not
show in the display until it reaches a
certain temperature.
. . . "F0 " to "F5 " appears in the
temperature display.
There is a technical fault. Call the Miele
Service Department.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display.
The temperature in the freezer section
rose as a result of a power cut at some
point during the last couple of days.
^ Press the alarm button whilst "nA" is
lit up.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature reached in the
freezer section 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 quickly as possible. Defrosted food
may only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
This warmest temperature will be
displayed for approx. 1 minute after
which the display will show the actual
temperature currently in the freezer
section.
. . . the super freeze or super cool
indicator light does not light up
although the appliance is working.
The indicator light is defective. Call the
Miele Service Department.
. . . the appliance will not switch off.
The safety lock is engaged.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the interior light in the refrigerator
section does not work.
^ Has the door been left open for too
long? The light automatically goes
out if the door has been left open for
approx. 15 minutes.
If this is not the case then the bulb may
be defective and need replacing:
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket
(pull by the plug not the cable), or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
^ When fitting in the new bulb make
sure that it is correctly fitted.
^ Clip the lamp cover back in at the
rear and then press it into position
from the sides.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator
section is wet.
The drain hole has become blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
^ Press the sides of the lamp cover
inwards, disengage the cover and
unclip it at the rear.
^ Unscrew the bulb and replace it with
a new one.
Bulb specification:
220 – 240 V, max. 25 W, E 14 fitting
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If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
then contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the doors whilst waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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Service Department
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and connected load are
given on the data plate. Please ensure
that these match the household mains
supply. The fuse rating is quoted on the
plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a residual current
device (RCD) with a trip current of 30
mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664,
VDE 0100, Section 739).
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
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Installation
Ventilation
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed. The
higher the ambient temperature of the
room, the more energy the appliance
requires to operate.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN - ST
N
SN - T
+10 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+10 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation. Miele kitchen units are
designed to provide this ventilation.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
The air inlet to the appliance is via the
plinth in the housing unit.
The cross-section of the air inlet and
outlet must be at least 200 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.
Before installation
^ Before installation, remove the
sealing strip etc. from the outside of
the appliance and take any
accessories out of the inside of the
appliance.
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Remove
any hindrance.
Building into a peninsular run
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
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Building in dimensions
Door dimensions in mm
Freezer section
Refrigerator
section
Appliance
a
b
c
KF 888...
681
664
1012
The break between the furniture
doors must suit the break between
the appliance doors.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow these
instructions.
^ Pull covers a and b off.
^ Open out fixing bracket f and
unscrew it. It is used later on the
other side for securing the appliance
into the housing niche.
^ Use a pointed instrument to take off
cover e.
^ Half unscrew the outer screw d and
completely unscrew the inner screw
on hinge plate c. This will make the
appliance door easier to take off.
^ Open the upper door of the
appliance a little, and push it
upwards and outwards a little
together with hinge plate c. Then lift
the appliance door upwards and off.
^ Pull hinge plate a and hinge pin b
out of the appliance door, turn hinge
plate a around, and refit everything
on the other side of the appliance
door. Do not forget to use washer c.
^ Use a pointed instrument to take
cover g off.
^ Remove hinge pin d, tilt the lower
appliance door and take it off.
^ Use a screwdriver to remove plug j.
^ Replace the lower hinge pin i
together with its washer h on the
other side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Take cover cap k off fixing bracket
l and unscrew it. It is used later on
the other side for securing the
appliance into the housing niche.
^ Unscrew hinge plate e, rotate it
180°, and fit it onto the opposite side:
Screw the outside screw f in only
half way on the opposite side. Then
put the hinge plate on it and push it
inwards. Then secure using the inner
screw.
^ Place the lower appliance door on
the bottom hinge pin i, and close
the appliance door.
^ Then place the top hinge pin d in
position.
^ Completely unscrew outer screw m
at the top, and half screw it in to the
opposite side.
^ Fit the upper appliance door onto
hinge pin a, then hang the hinge
plate on the previously fitted screw
b, push it inwards, and secure using
the second screw c.
^ Make sure that both appliance doors
are correctly aligned and adjust if
necessary. Then tighten all screws in
the hinge plates.
^ Fit all covers and plugs.
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Building in the appliance
Preparing the appliance
All building in instructions given are
for a right hand hinged appliance.
If you have converted the appliance
to left hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions accordingly.
Aligning the housing unit
^ Fit cover strip a into position, so that
it is flush with the door opening side.
^ Shorten the sealing strip to the height
of the niche. Stick the sealing strip to
the side of the appliance on the door
opening side.
Before installing the appliance, the
housing unit must be carefully aligned
using a spirit level. The unit corners
must be at right angles. Align the
furniture doors with the hinges.
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Building in the appliance
Building in
^ Push the appliance into the niche.
Make sure that the mains cable does
not get trapped.
^ Screw fixing bracket a back on (if
this has not already been done).
^ Push the appliance up against the
housing on the door opening side
(A), so that the sealing strip is
pressed against it.
^ Then push the appliance into the
niche until the front edge of the hinge
plates are flush with the housing unit
floor (B), and the front edge of the
opened fixing bracket a is flush with
the housing unit.
A gap of 43 mm must be maintained
between the appliance and the
housing unit on the hinge side.
(Marked X on the drawing)
^ Secure the appliance on the hinge
side to the housing unit at the top
and in the middle on
19 mm thick housing unit walls by
using the shorter 5 x 75 mm screws
c and the smaller spacer sleeves d,
and on 16 mm thick housing unit
walls by using the longer 5 x 80 mm
screws c and the longer spacer
sleeves d.
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Building in the appliance
^ Secure the appliance in the housing
unit using the short 4 x 14 mm
screws b through the bottom hinge
plates and then tighten them up.
^ Secure the appliance to the top of the
housing unit using the short 4 x 14
mm screws i through the cover strip
before tightening them.
Fitting a furniture door
^ Screw fixing bracket e back on (if
this has not already been done).
^ Secure the appliance to the housing
unit wall on the door opening side
using two 4 x 14 mm screws through
the upper fixing bracket a and one 4
x 14 mm screw f through fixing
bracket e and then tighten them.
^ Close the fixing bracket a back up
again and fit cover g.
^ Align cover strip h by sliding it
parallel to the housing unit ceiling.
The cover strip must not protude.
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^ Fit the door coupling parts a to the
appliance door at handle height
using the 3.9 x 9.5 mm self tapping
screws b (on a larger door an extra
door coupling should be fitted). Use
the pre-drilled holes.
^ Open the doors right out and push
the coupling guides c into the door
coupling parts.
Building in the appliance
^ Using the 4 x 14 mm screws d fit the
coupling guides to the furniture door.
Ensure that the distance marked d (=
thickness of housing unit wall + 3
mm) to the outer edge of the furniture
door is maintained.
Make sure that the coupling guides
are at approx. 90° to the front edge
of the door.
^ Align the door couplings so that
when closed, the handle side of the
furniture door does not touch the
housing unit wall. A minimum
distance of 1 mm must be
maintained.
^ Plug any holes left in the appliance
door with the stoppers e supplied.
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