Miele F 1365 S Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 1354 S
F 1365 S
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 498 630
Contents
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on the alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Contents
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Problem solving guide . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Guide to the machine
a On/Off button
e Super freeze indicator light
b Super freeze button
f Temperature display
c Alarm button
g Controls for setting the temperature
Higher button: warmer
Lower button: colder
d Safety lock indicator light
h Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
i Marker system for frozen food
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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
these 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, to store deep
frozen food, freeze fresh food, and to
make ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage 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.
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This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is environmentally friendly.
Although it is flammable, it does not
damage the ozone layer and does not
increase the greenhouse effect. The
use of this coolant has, however, led to
a slight increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open 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.
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 it
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. 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.
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 or
repair work has been carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the 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).
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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Warning and Safety instructions
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.
Do not allow children to play with
the appliance, for example to climb
inside the drawers or to swing on the
door.
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.
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. To avoid the risk of food
poisoning, follow the instructions given
on the food manufacturer’s packaging
on the storage conditions required, as
well as the "use by" date.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
Do not use any electrical
equipment in this appliance, e.g.
ice cream makers. Danger of sparking
and explosion!
Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the
freezer. The cans or bottles could
explode. Danger of injury and damage
to the appliance.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not
left in for more than one hour, otherwise
they could burst. This could result in
injury or damage.
Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays. They will damage the
evaporator, causing irreversible
damage to the appliance.
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 gaps in
the appliance 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
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic parts.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
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.
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
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.
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.
– 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.
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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
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.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Cool pack
^ 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.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between ½ and 1 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
^ Press the On/Off button.
Bars will light up in the temperature
display. 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.
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Switching off
^ Press the On/Off button.
The temperature display goes out and
the cooling process is switched off. If
this does not happen, then the safety
lock is engaged.
Switching on and off
Safety lock
De-activating the safety lock
The safety lock can be engaged to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for about 3 seconds.
SF will flash, and the safety lock symbol
and C will light up in the display.
X
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for about 3 seconds.
SF will flash and c will appear in the
display.
^ Press the Super freeze button again.
SF and c will flash, and the safety lock
symbol X and 1 will light up in the
display.
^ Press the Super freeze button again.
SF and c will flash, and a 0 will light up
in the display.
^ Press one of the two temperature
buttons.
SF and c will flash, and a 1 will light up
in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
^ Press one of the two temperature
buttons.
SF and c will flash, and the safety lock
symbol X and 0 will light up in the
display.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The safety lock symbol X will go out.
SF will flash, and C will light up in the
display.
SF will flash, and the safety lock symbol
and c will light up in the display.
X
^ Press the On/Off button.
The safety lock has been de-activated.
^ Press the On/Off button.
The safety lock has been activated.
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Switching on and off
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 at the mains,
^ withdraw the plug (pull on the plug
and not the cable),
^ defrost and clean the appliance out
and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
mould and odours are likely to build
up inside the appliance.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
Temperature selection
The temperature inside the appliance
can be selected by pressing the +/buttons as follows:
Press the:
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of at
least -18 °C is required. 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.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button the current actual
temperature of the freezer is
automatically shown.
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
Upper button to raise the temperature
Lower button to reduce the temperature
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When pressing the buttons, the
following are shown in the display:
– When first pressed the last
temperature selected flashes.
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
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The correct temperature
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to show the accurate
temperature of the appliance. If, after
this time, the temperature is still too
high or too low, you will need to adjust it
again.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
Temperature range
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to
defrost. If it has, make sure that the
food is safe to use and, if it is, then use
it as soon as possible.
Temperatures between -14 °C and
-28 °C can be selected.
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 display
During normal operation, the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
warmest part of the appliance.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display (i.e. if it is not lower
than 0 °C), only one bar will light up in
the temperature display.
The temperature display will flash, if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature has risen too much,
as a warning of a loss of coldness.
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– 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.
As soon as the temperature has fallen
to approx. -10 °C, the temperature
display ceases to flash and lights up
constantly.
Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. It is always active.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
becomes too warm. The temperature
display will flash.
The alarm sounds and the temperature
display flashes if :
– the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out of the
freezer.
– freezing large quantities of food at
once.
– the appliance has been switched off
for an extended period, and is
switched on again.
Switching on the alarm system
The warning system works
automatically once the temperature in
the freezer is cold enough.
Switching the alarm off early
As soon as the temperature in the
freezer has dropped sufficiently, the
alarm switches off and the temperature
display stops flashing and lights up
constantly. However, if the noise
disturbs you, you can turn the alarm off
before this if you wish.
^ Press the On/Off button.
The alarm will then stop. The
temperature display continues to
flash until the set temperature has
been reached. It then stops flashing
and lights up constantly. The warning
system is then ready should it be
needed again.
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Super freeze
Freezing fresh food
Super freeze
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.
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
Exceptions:
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.
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 and there will be very little water around the defrosted food.
– when putting in frozen food.
– when freezing less than 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.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The Super freeze indicator light SF
comes on.
The temperature in the freezer
compartment falls, and the freezer
operates on the coldest setting.
It can take up to 8 minutes for the
compressor to switch on after the
Super freeze button has been
pressed. This is due to a built-in
delay switch, which helps prolong
the life of the appliance.
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Super freeze
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
indicator light goes out and the
appliance continues running at normal
power.
To save energy the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18 °C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The Super freeze indicator light SF goes
out, and the appliance continues
running at normal power.
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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 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
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or 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, lettuce, radishes, sour cream,
mayonnaise, eggs in their shells,
onions, whole raw apples and pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed. To blanch: bring a large
saucepan of water to the boil and
immerse the vegetables in the fast
boiling water for 2-3 minutes,
depending on variety. Remove and
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.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked
dishes sparingly but care should be
taken as the taste of some spices
alters when frozen.
Freezing and storing food
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
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.
^ 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.
When freezing large items e.g. a turkey
or a large joint of meat, the separator
plate in between two of the freezer
drawers can be removed to give more
room. This way food can be stored in
the space of two drawers.
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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.
– in a steam oven.
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.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away,
wash the container it was in, the sink
and your hands.
^ 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
Cool pack
(with or without release button
depending on model)
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer section rising
too quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack directly on top of
the food in the top drawer of the freezer.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
^ Press down the release button on the
ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Any excess will flow out through
the outlet.
If there is a power cut, place 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.
^ Now pull the release button up to
seal the ice cube tray. Place the tray
on the bottom of one of the freezer
drawers.
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.
^ 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.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Defrosting
In normal use, ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plates. If allowed to
accumulate, this will impair the
efficiency of the freezer and increase
the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plates as this can
damage them and render the freezer
unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 5 mm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
at least 4 hours before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another
freezer, or cool-box, or wrap it in
several layers of newspaper or cloths
and store in a cool place until the
freezer is ready for use again.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers from
the freezer.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ Switch the appliance off.
If the temperature display does not
switch off, the safety lock is switched
on.
^ Unplug the appliance.
^ Open the freezer door.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl
containing hot water (not boiling) can
be placed in the appliance. Closing the
door in this instance will help retain the
warmth and speed up the defrosting
process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your 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 could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause a build up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
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Defrosting
After defrosting
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up
any water from defrosting still in the
appliance.
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the appliance door, insert the
plug in the socket and switch the
appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly. The SF indicator light will
come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ The Super freeze function can now
be switched off.
The SF indicator light will go out.
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Cleaning
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 water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
ventilation gaps.
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.
^ Clean the appliance immediately
after defrosting it.
^ Switch the appliance off, take any
food out of the appliance and store it
in a suitable cool place (e.g. cool-box
or another freezer). Remove all the
freezer drawers from the appliance.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Accessories and drawers should
be hand washed only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the outer casing,
the interior and accessories with a
damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, which is suitable for
cleaning surfaces such as stainless
steel, glass, plastic and chrome
without the use of chemicals. It can
be washed 300 times.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seal. 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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Cleaning
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) should be
dusted at least once a year. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Close the door and switch the
appliance on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ You can switch the Super freeze
function off once the temperature in
the freezer has reached a constant
temperature of at least -18°C.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Problem solving guide . ..
. . . the temperature is too low.
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. Repairs
and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable
for unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The Super freeze function is switched
on. The indicator light SF is on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
too dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been
properly closed.
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has, then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm sounds and the freezer
section temperature display flashes.
The freezer compartment is too warm,
because
– the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
– the appliance has been switched off
for an extended period, and has
been switched on again.
– the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved,
the alarm indicator light will go out.
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Problem solving guide . ..
. . . One or more bars light up in the
temperature display.
Check the temperature displays about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. The temperature will only
show in the display once the
temperature inside the appliance falls
below 0 °C.
. . . the following messages show in
the temperature display "F4" or "F5 ".
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department. The appliance will retain
its temperature because of a safety
switch, as long as you keep the door
shut.
. . . the alarm sounds and "nA"
appears in the temperature display.
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the last couple of
days because of a power cut.
^ Press the alarm button whilst "nA" is
lit up in the display.
The buzzer will stop. The
temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer 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.
The warmest temperature will show in
the display for about 1 minute. The
actual current temperature section will
then show in the display again.
The display can be switched off
manually by pressing the alarm-off
button.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up although the
appliance is working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Service Department.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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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).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Ventilation
Appliances without side wall heating
must not be installed "side-by-side"
next to another refrigerator or
freezer.
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance’s energy consumption.
Location
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
appliance should be installed in a dry
well-ventilated room.
The higher the ambient temperature of
the room the more energy the
appliance requires to operate.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation grilles must not be
covered over. The air inlet and outlet
must not be covered or blocked in any
way. They should be dusted on a
regular basis.
Installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Remove
any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position.
Aligning the appliance
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
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+18 °C to +38 °C
+18 °C to +43 °C
+10 °C to +38 °C
+10 °C to +43 °C
^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
The appliance will function perfectly
down to a temperature of +5 °C.
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand door hinging is
required follow these instructions.
^ Use the spanner supplied to unscrew
upper hinge pin d and refit it on the
other side.
^ Remove stoppers f, and unscrew
handle e. Refit the handle on the
other side of the door.
^ Then refit stoppers g on the opposite
side of the door.
^ Hang the door on the upper hinge
pin and close the door.
^ Fit hinge bracket b in the lower door
bearing. Then screw it securely to the
appliance plinth.
Use the long slots in the hinge
bracket to align the door. Make sure
you have tightened all screws
properly.
^ Close the appliance door, unscrew
hinge bracket b, and take the door
off.
^ Take hinge pin c out of the hinge
bracket, then refit it in the second
hole in the hinge bracket. (Use the
spanner supplied to unscrew and
refit the hinge pin).
^ Remove cover a and use it to cover
the now empty holes on the opposite
side.
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