Operating and installation instructions Built-in refrigerator K 121 Ui (-1)

Operating and installation instructions
Built-in refrigerator
K 121 Ui (-1)
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB, HK
M.-Nr. 07 371 501
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Unpacked meats and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the door shelves/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Contents
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Weight of the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Fitting the plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Drilling positions on framed doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Aligning the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Guide to the appliance
a Light contact switch
g Butter and cheese compartment
b Temperature selector and
interior lighting
h Egg trays
c Adjustable shelves
d Condensate channel and
drain hole
e Fruit and vegetable compartment
f Ventilation gaps
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i Bottle shelf
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both
personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important 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 application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as
– Hostels and guest houses.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store foodstuffs.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
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improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been shown how to use it correctly by
a person responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk or injury, do not allow children
to play on or near it, or to play with the
controls. Please supervise young
children whilst you are using it. Older
children may only use the appliance if
its operation has been clearly explained
to them and they are able to use it
safely, recognising the dangers of
misuse.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install and use a damaged
appliance.
~ 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.
~ Before connecting the appliance to
~ 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 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 current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ 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 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 machine (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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~ 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.
Correct use
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is tightly
closed and stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
~ 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 the food
manufacturer’s packaging on storage
conditions required.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate food which has become
frozen.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ 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 seal as these will cause the seal to
become porous with time.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ 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,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
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 ideal ambient room
temperature is 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 compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
Installation site
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
Freezer section -18°C
than 16 °C.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors 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.
Defrosting
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Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
^ Remove the transit fitting from the
appliance, and dispose of it.
^ Turn the temperature selector in an
anti-clockwise direction from "1" back
to the "0" position. You will feel a
slight resistance, but this should be
ignored.
^ Place the stopper supplied in the
empty hole.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with luke warm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
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
The cooling system and the interior
lighting are now switched 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,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
^ Turn the temperature selector in a
clockwise direction away from "0".
The appliance will start to cool, and the
interior lighting will come on when the
door is opened.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in 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.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
Please note the following:
– household thermometers and those
used for measuring the temperature
of bathwater are not very accurate. It
is best to use an electronic
thermometer.
– Do not measure the temperature of
the air in the appliance. The result
will not reflect the temperature in the
food.
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– Try to open the door as little as
possible during the measuring
period, as warm room air will enter
the refrigerator every time the door is
opened.
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
Setting the temperature
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– 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 refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in middle of the refrigerator.
If you wish to check the temperature in
the refrigerator,
^ place a thermometer in a glass of
water and then place the glass in the
middle of the refrigerator section.
After about 24 hours, the thermometer
will show the approximate temperature
in the refrigerator.
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The temperature is set using the
temperature dial.
^ Turn it to a setting between 1 and 5.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
A middle range setting is usually
sufficient.
It is advisable to select a high setting
for a short period if the door is opened
frequently, large quantities of food are
being stored in the refrigerator or there
is a high ambient temperature.
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.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
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.
If storing bottles of oil or food
containing high levels of fat or oil in
the appliance, take care not to let
the fat or oil come into contact with
plastic components. These can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components.
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/eggplant,
peppers/capsicum, tomatoes and
cucumbers
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Storing food correctly
Unpacked meats and vegetables
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.
Different types of unpacked meats and
vegetables must be kept separate. To
avoid any microbiological
cross-contamination, these foods may
only be stored together if they are
wrapped.
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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Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shell fish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Meat
Meat should be stored loosely covered
in suitable containers or packaging.
Allowing the surface of the meat to dry
slightly helps to prevent the growth of
bacteria. To prevent the risk of bacterial
cross-contamination meat should not
be allowed to come into contact with
other foods.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Pull the shelf forwards and then tilt it
downwards to remove it.
^ 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.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section of the shelf
can be pushed under the rear section.
Adjusting the door
shelves/bottle shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then lift it out.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
Fruit and vegetable
compartment
^ To access the fruit and vegetable
compartment, slide the cover to the
compartment forwards.
To remove the cover completely,
slide it forwards as far as it will go,
then lift it out.
^ Lift the front section of the shelf
forwards slightly, and then push it
carefully back on the guide under the
rear section.
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Automatic defrost
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator whilst it
is in use. You do not need to remove
this, as it will defrost and evaporate
automatically with the warmth
generated by the appliance.
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.
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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 water cannot get into
the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off by turning
the temperature selector to "0" and
then switching off at the socket and
removing the plug.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Accessories and shelves should
all be hand-washed only.
^ 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 door
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 seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning and care
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance back on using
the temperature selector.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the door.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature
selector is not set at "0".
^ 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 appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps at
the bottom of the appliance have
been covered over or become too
dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the interior light is not working.
^ Has the contact switch become
stuck?
If this is not the case, then the lamp is
defective.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting closer to "0".
^ Reach under the back of the light
cover, and pull the cover off.
^ Unscrew the lamp by turning it
clockwise, and replace it with a new
one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, max. 15 W, E 14 fitting.
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Problem solving guide
^ Replace the cover.
. . . the floor is wet.
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The 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.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
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
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Installation
Climate range
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
The 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.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
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The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the 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.
Ventilation
The air inlet and outlet on the appliance
must not be covered or blocked in any
way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
Building in dimensions
With a building under height of
820 mm the plinth height can be set
between 100 - 170 mm.
With a height > 100 mm a cutout for
ventilation must be provided in the
plinth (see "Appliance installation").
A building under height of 870 mm is
obtained by adjusting the appliance
feet. This increases the height of the
plinth, which, in this case, can be 150 220 mm.
With a height > 150 mm a cutout for
ventilation must be provided in the
plinth (see "Appliance installation").
A furniture front panel is required for
installing the appliance as an
integrated unit. If the appliance is
installed at the end of a run of kitchen
units, a furniture side panel may also be
required, depending on on-site
conditions.
The socket (9) should be freely
accessible and is best positioned to the
side of the appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
Before installing the appliance decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow the
instructions below.
^ Remove stoppers a.
^ Unscrew the hinges b at the top and
bottom of the door and the
appliance.
^ Fit the screws c loosely into the
opposite side.
^ Refit the hinges on the diagonally
opposite side of the door and then
tighten them.
^ Refit the appliance door onto
pre-fitted screws c, then tighten the
screws.
^ Plug the holes with the stoppers a.
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Installing the appliance
Weight of the furniture door
Installation
Before fitting a furniture door, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
Maximum weight of
furniture door in kg
K 121 Ui (-1)
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Fitting a door which is heavier than
the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
Preparing the appliance
A
B
^ Bend both fixing tabs at the top of the
appliance forwards as far as they will
go.
^ Position the power supply cable a
so that it can easily be connected to
the electricity supply after the
appliance has been built in.
^ Push the appliance into the niche b
until the front edge of the hinge
aligns with the front edge of the
furniture housing unit (marked X on
the drawing).
Make sure that the mains cable does
not get trapped when the appliance
is pushed into the niche.
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Installing the appliance
^ Increase the height of the appliance
using the adjustable feet until the top
of the appliance lies directly under
the worktop (A).
To increase the height
– of the front screw feet a turn them
anti-clockwise with a suitable
spanner.
– of the rear left screw foot insert the
hex nut supplied into the opening at
the front of the appliance b and
using a hex spanner turn it
anti-clockwise.
– of the rear right screw foot insert
the hex nut supplied into the opening
at the front of the appliance c and
using a hex spanner turn it
clockwise.
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^ Use the screws supplied a to secure
the appliance to the worktop.
Installing the appliance
Fitting the plinth
To ensure trouble-free operation of
the appliance it is essential to fit the
original Miele ventilation grille.
The height of the plinth facing has to
be altered in the following
circumtances:
If the building-under height A = 820
mm and the plinth facing height b is
greater than 100 mm a cut-out has to
be made in the plinth facing.
This also applies to a building-under
height A = 870 mm and plinth facing
height b greater than 150 mm.
^ Remove ventilation grille b by
pressing down the two lugs a and
simultaneously pulling the grille
forwards.
The plinth facing c can be fitted
without being altered in the following
situations:
It can be fitted unchanged if the
following dimensions are present:
Building-under
height
A
[mm]
Plinth facing
height
b
[mm]
820
100
870
150
Building-under
height A [mm]
Dimension H
[mm]
820
870
100
150
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Installing the appliance
^ If the front slat on the facing does not
align with the front edge of the plinth
facing, cut off another slat a.
^ Position the plinth facing along the
run of kitchen units a.
^ Use pliers to remove the vertical ribs
b.
^ Mark the protruding section A on the
ventilation grille bracket a with a
pencil, then take the plinth facing b
off again.
^ Cut protruding section A off the
ventilation grille.
^ Shorten the ventilation grill supports
b by dimension A
(= ventilation grille bracket
overhang).
^ Secure the plinth facing to the run of
kitchen units a.
^ Push the ventilation grille onto the
bracket c.
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Installing the appliance
Fitting a furniture door
If there are no pre-drilled holes in the
furniture door, holes have to be drilled
as shown on the following drawing:
^ Remove screws a from the
underside of the appliance door.
Drilling positions on framed doors
^ Use the screws to secure both
brackets b to the underside of the
appliance door. The brackets must
be flush with the exterior of the
appliance door.
^ Shorten the brackets if necessary.
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Installing the appliance
Aligning the furniture door
^ Screw adjuster strip a to the
furniture door.
^ Loosen the adjusting screws b until
there is a gap of 3.5 mm (see detail).
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting screws b.
^ Secure the furniture door at the top
using screws c.
^ Secure the furniture door at the
bottom using two screws d fitted
through the bracket.
^ Align the furniture door with
neighbouring furniture doors:
– Height adjustment Y is made by
turning the upper adjusting screw a.
– Side adjustments X are made by
moving the furniture door to the left
or right.
– Depth adjustments Z are made by
gently shifting the furniture door
forwards or backwards.
^ First tighten the top adjusting screws
a and b, then the lower screws c.
^ Finally replace covers d and e.
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