Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
KDN 37232 iD
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 485 720
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bottle rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Selecting settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Activating or deactivating the lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Temperature and door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Storing food in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Food which is not suitable for storing in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Protein rich food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Moving the bottle holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Contents
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Before placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Note for test institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Fitting the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Aling the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
a On/Off button
h Super freeze button
b Temperature selector button
i Alarm off button
c Display
j Menu symbol
(Settings mode:
For activating and deactivating the
lock)
d Alarm symbol
e Super freeze symbol
f Lock symbol
g Temperature display
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Guide to the appliance
a Control panel
b Fan
c Interior lighting
d Door shelf / Egg tray
e Adjustable shelf
f Bottle shelf
g Fruit and vegetable drawer
h Condensate channel and
drain hole
i Freezer drawers
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Guide to the appliance
Optional accessories
Bottle rack
Bottles can be stored horizontally using
the bottle rack to save space.
The bottle rack can be placed at
different positions in the appliance.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
carefully pushed under the rear section.
Microfibre cloth
The microfibre cloth helps remove
fingerprints and light soiling from
surfaces such as stainless steel, glass,
plastic and chrome without the use of
chemicals.
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Optional accessories are available
from Miele or via the internet.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also 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 statutory safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They contain important
information on installation, safety, use and maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ The appliance is not designed for commercial use. It is intended
for use in domestic households and similar working and residential
environments.
This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
~ This appliance is intended for domestic use only for cooling and
storing food and drink as well as for storing deep frozen food,
freezing fresh food and for making ice.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance is not suitable for storing and keeping cool
medicines, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or other such
materials or products. Incorrect use of the appliance for such
purposes can cause deterioration of the items stored. The appliance
is not suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.
~ The appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences or incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way
and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect
operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must
be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their
head and suffocate.
Technical safety
~ The coolant system is tested for leaks. The appliance complies
with statutory safety requirements and the appropriate EU
guidelines.
~ This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect.
The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the
compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant flowing around
the system. This is unavoidable, and does not have any adverse
effect on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking
refrigerant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid any flames or anything which creates a spark,
– disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– call the Service department.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (fuse rating, frequency and voltage) on the data
plate corresponds to the household supply.
Check that this is the case before connecting the appliance. Consult
a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when it is correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety
requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician.
~ If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele approved service technician to protect the user from
danger.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or extension lead. These are a fire hazard and
do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
~ Do not use in a damp environment (e.g. garage or utility room).
Moisture could reach live components or the electrical connection
and cause a short circuit.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
~ A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check the appliance
for visible signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~ For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used when it has
been built in.
~ The appliance must be disconnected from the mains electricity
supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. Ensure that
power is not supplied to the appliance until after it has been
installed or until after any maintenance or repair work has been
carried out.
~ Installation, maintenance and repairs may only be carried out by
a Miele authorised service technician. Installation, maintenance and
repairs by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
~ While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
~ Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when
original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components must
only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ 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. Installing it in a room with too low an ambient
temperature will lead to the appliance switching off for longer
periods so that it cannot maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not cover or block the air vents as this could impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and
could cause damage to the appliance.
~ If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil in the appliance or
the door, make sure that it does not come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress cracks or break the plastic.
~ Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Electrical components
could cause flammable vapours to ignite. Danger of fire and
explosion.
~ Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric
ice-cream maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and
explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the freezer section. The cans or bottles
could explode. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright. Danger of explosion.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer section, make sure
bottles are not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could
burst, causing injury or damage.
~ Never handle frozen food or the metal parts of the appliance with
wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food or metal parts.
Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your bare hands and never place
ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth straight from the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost
burn to the lips and tongue.
~ Do not refreeze 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.
~ Observe the manufacturer's "use-by" dates and storage
instructions 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.
~ Only use genuine original Miele accessories with this appliance.
Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will
invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Cleaning and care
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will
cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time.
~ Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short circuit.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– lift food.
They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to
the appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to
defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they could contain
substances which could damage the plastic parts and which may
cause the build up of gases and pose a danger to health.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking
themselves in and endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels in the evaporator,
– bending any pipework,
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes.
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How to save energy
Installation site /
Maintenance
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated
room.
Protected from direct
sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room Where there is a high
temperature is approx. 20°C. ambient room temperature.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Ventilation gaps covered up
or dusty.
Compressor and metal grille Dust build-up on the
(heat exchanger) dusted at compressor and metal grille
least once a year.
(heat exchanger).
Temperature
setting
Refrigerator section 4 to 5°C With a low temperature
setting: the colder the
Freezer section -18 °C
temperature in the
refrigerator section, the
higher the energy
consumption.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Use
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organised
way.
Frequent opening of the door
for long periods will cause a
loss of coldness. The
appliance works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
Take an insulated cool bag
with you when shopping and
place food in the appliance as
soon as possible.
Replace any food removed as
quickly as possible, before it
begins to thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the
temperature inside the
appliance.
The appliance works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
Store food covered or
packaged.
The evaporation or
condensation of liquids will
cause a loss of coldness in the
refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance
to allow air to circulate.
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Increased energy
consumption
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching on
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent
damage during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
Cleaning
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories. See "Cleaning and
care" for more information.
Accessories
^ Press the On/Off button.
The appliance will start to cool and the
temperature required will appear in the
temperature display. The interior
lighting will come on when the door is
opened.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the appliance,
allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Switching off
^ Press the On/Off button until the
display goes out.
^ Attach the bottle holder centrally
along the rear edge of the bottle
shelf, as shown.
The cooling system switches off. If this
does not happen, the safety lock is still
activated (see "Selecting settings - To
deactivate the lock").
The flexible ribs grip the bottles
securely when the door is opened and
closed.
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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,
^ disconnect it from the mains,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the doors ajar to air it.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut, there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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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:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is placed in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 4°C in
the middle of the refrigerator.
. . . in the freezer
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18°C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10°C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
Setting the temperature
The higher or lower the temperature in
the refrigerator, the higher or lower it is
in the freezer section.
For example, if you want to set the
temperature for the refrigerator section
at 4 °C,
^ Press the temperature selector button
repeatedly until the lights up in the
temperature display.
The average temperature in the freezer
section will then be approx. -18 °C.
However, if frozen food is to be stored
in the freezer section then a setting of
between 3 °C to 5 °C is recommended
to ensure that the required temperature
in the freezer section is maintained.
It is also advisable to set the
temperature within this range if the
doors are opened frequently, large
quantities of food are being stored in
the appliance or there is a high ambient
temperature.
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^ Press the temperature selector button
repeatedly until the temperature you
want appears in the temperature
display.
The first time you press the button the
last temperature selected will flash in
the display.
The temperature value will change up
until the setting for 9°C is reached. It
will then drop back to the 1°C setting.
The newly selected temperature will be
adopted automatically after a short
while.
The temperature in the appliance will
adjust slowly until it is at this value.
Selecting settings
Settings mode
The lock is activated or deactivated in
Settings mode.
Activating or deactivating the
lock
c
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to call up the lock function.
c1 will appear in the display.
Settings mode is represented in the
display by the Menu symbol X.
See below for instructions on how to
activate or deactivate the lock.
Activating or deactivating the lock
The lock can be activated to prevent
the appliance being switched off by
mistake.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to activate the lock.
The Lock symbol 0 will light up.
To come out of Settings mode:
– To activate the lock
^ Press the On/Off button.
^ Press the Super freeze button for
approx. five seconds.
The temperature will appear in the
display.
The Menu symbol X will light up and
c will start flashing in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
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Selecting settings
– To deactivate the lock
^ Press the Super freeze button for
approx. five seconds.
The Lock symbol 0 and the Menu
symbol X will light up and c will
flash in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to call up the lock function.
c0 will appear in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to deactivate the lock.
The Lock symbol 0 will go out.
To come out of Settings mode:
^ Press the On/Off button.
The temperature will appear in the
display.
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Using Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
For optimum results switch on the
Super freeze function before putting
fresh food into the freezer section.
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 65 hours.
The Super freeze symbol ª will go out
and the appliance will run at normal
power again.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
You can switch the Super freeze
function off earlier to save energy:
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer
section that is already frozen.
– when freezing up to 1 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 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 symbol ª will go out.
The appliance will run at normal power
again.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The Super freeze symbol ª will light
up. The appliance will work at full
power to lower the temperature in the
appliance.
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Temperature and door alarm
This appliance has a warning system
which ensures that the temperature in
the freezer section cannot rise
unnoticed and to avoid energy being
wasted if a door is left open.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
in the freezer section becomes too
warm. The temperature display and the
alarm symbol ; will also flash.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
For example, the alarm may sound and
the temperature display and the Alarm
symbol ; may flash,
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once,
However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above
-18 °C for a long time, check that the
frozen food has not started to
defrost. If it has, 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.
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if a door is left
open for more than 60 seconds.
The alarm will stop as soon as the door
is closed.
Switching the alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
– when freezing fresh food which is still
warm,
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
section when food is being loaded,
re-arranged or taken out,
– in the event of a power cut,
– if the appliance has a fault.
The alarm will stop and the Alarm
symbol ; will go out when the
temperature reaches the correct level
again.
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^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
If the alarm is due to the temperature
rising, the alarm symbol ; will stay
on until the correct temperature has
been reached.
Storing food in the refrigerator section
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
at the front and in the door. Use this for
storing butter and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator
section is directly above the fruit and
vegetables drawer (depending on model) or above the fruit and vegetable
drawer (depending on model) and at
the back of the appliance.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
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 food which contains a lot of
fat or oil in the refrigerator or
refrigerator door, make sure that it
does not come into contact with
plastic components as this could
cause stress cracks or break the
plastic.
Food must not touch the back wall,
as it may freeze to the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator. Do not
cover the fan in the rear wall of the
refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
– 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 .
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Storing food in the refrigerator section
Food which is not suitable for
storing in the refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in a
refrigerator at temperatures below 5°C
as some food is sensitive to cold.
The appearance, consistency, taste
and / or the vitamin content of certain
types of food can be adversely affected
by being stored in too cold a place.
Food which does not tolerate cold
temperatures includes:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangos, melons,
papayas, passion fruit,
citrus fruit (such as lemons, oranges,
mandarins, grapefruit),
– Fruit which is not yet ripe,
– Aubergines/egg plant, cucumber,
potatoes, peppers/capiscum,
tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini,
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan.
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When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh,
and how long it can be kept in the
refrigerator.
Always observe the use-by date and
recommended storage temperature.
Time out of the refrigerator, e.g. during
transportation, should be kept to a
minimum. For example, do not allow
food to stay in a hot car for too long.
Tip: Take a cool bag with you when
shopping and on return place food into
the appliance immediately.
Storing food in the refrigerator section
Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged. This will prevent
food smells from affecting other food,
food from drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. This is
particularly important for protein-based
food such as meat or fish.
The growth of bacteria, such as
salmonella, can be avoided by setting
the correct temperature and
maintaining good standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the the fruit and vegetable
containers or drawer (depending on
model).
Protein rich food
Please note that food rich in protein
deteriorates faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle
shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
pushed back into position securely.
Moving the bottle holder
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Raise the shelf slightly at the front,
and pull it forwards a little until the
notch at the side is in line with the
shelf support. It can then be raised or
lowered to the required level.
The raised edge of the protective strip
at the back of the shelf must face
upwards to prevent food from touching
the back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
The bottle holder can be moved to the
left or right to create more room for
drinks cartons, for example.
The bottle holder can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning).
^ Push the bottle shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Pull the bottle holder upwards to
remove it from the rear edge of the
bottle shelf.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
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".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502
Standard.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid around the food.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
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.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil, immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh food or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot 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.
Packaging
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packaging material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packaging material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
section
^ When freezing more than 1 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Using Super freeze").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer section to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer section
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
– Freezing the maximum amount
(see data plate)
^ Remove the upper freezer drawers.
^ Place the food flat on the upper glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
Once frozen:
^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawers and push them back into the
appliance.
– Large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully lift and slide out the glass
cold plates.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the upper freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
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Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
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.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
Ice cubes
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while
defrosting. Catch the liquid and
dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables due to changes in the cell
structure.
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^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it in the bottom of
one of the drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left
in for more than one hour; otherwise
they could burst.
Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
The refrigerator section defrosts
automatically.
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
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 compressor.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated by the condenser from time
to time.
^ This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer section to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the
food stored in the freezer section will
not defrost.
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
– sharp metal scrapers.
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or into the light.
Do not let water get into the
condensate channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off.
The display will go and the cooling
system switches off.
If this does not happen the lock is
active (see "Selecting settings - To
deactivate the lock").
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electricity supply.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
To avoid damaging the surfaces of
your appliance, do not use:
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
Adjustable shelves
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
Before cleaning shelves remove the
stainless steel trim from the front and
the protective strip from the back of the
shelf. To do this:
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
^ Place the shelf on a worktop covered
with a soft material (e.g. a tea towel).
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
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^ Pull the stainless steel trim off the
shelf, beginning at one side.
^ Pull the protective strip off the shelf.
^ After cleaning the shelf reattach the
stainless steel trim and protective
strip.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
The appliance should be cleaned
regularly, at least once a month.
The following are not dishwasher safe:
– the stainless steel trim and the
protective strips on the shelves and
door shelves
– the fruit and vegetable drawer
Remove any obvious soiling immediately and do not let it dry on.
^ Clean the interior surfaces and
accessories with a solution of
lukewarm water and a little
washing-up liquid. After cleaning,
wipe with clean water and dry with a
soft cloth.
The following are dishwasher safe:
– the bottle holder, egg trays, ice cube
tray
(supplied as standard, depending on
model)
– the shelves and bottle shelf in the
door
– the adjustable shelves (excluding
any stainless steel trim or protective
strip)
– the freezer drawers
^ These should all be hand washed.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain hole if necessary.
^ Leave the doors open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such
as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
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Cleaning and care
Door seals
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
for a while so that the appliance can
cool down quickly.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section and close the doors.
^ Once the freezer section has
reached the required temperature,
place the food back in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer.
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Problem solving guide
Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele. The following
overview is designed to help you resolve these yourself.
If having followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the problem,
please contact Miele.
To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the
appliance while waiting for it to be serviced.
Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause considerble
danger to users. Installation, maintenance and repair work must only be carried
out by a Miele authorised technician.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The appliance is not
getting cold. The
interior lighting
does not come on
when the door is
opened and the
display is not lit up.
The appliance has not
been switched on.
^ Switch the appliance on.
The display should then
light up.
The plug is not inserted in
the socket correctly.
^ Insert the plug in the
socket correctly and
switch on. When the
appliance is switched off
the mains connection
symbol t appears in the
display.
Check whether the mains
fuse has tripped. There
could be a fault with the
appliance, the household
electrical wiring or another
electrical appliance.
^ Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
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Problem solving guide
The compressor is switching on too frequently and for too long,
so the temperature in the appliance is dropping.
Problem
Possible cause
The temperature
The temperature inside the
inside the appliance appliance is set too low.
is too low.
The freezer section door is
not properly closed.
Remedy
^ Set the correct
temperature setting.
^ Close the door and make
sure it closes properly.
Has a large amount of fresh ^ See "Freezing and storing
food" for more information.
food been put in at the
same time for freezing?
The Super freeze function is
still switched on. It will
switch itself off
automatically after approx.
65 hours.
The compressor
runs all the time.
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You can switch off the Super
freeze function earlier to
save energy:
^ Press the Super freeze
button.
This is normal and does not
To save energy, the
compressor runs at a lower require attention.
speed when less cooling is
required. The compressor
will run for longer when this
happens.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The compressor
switches on too
frequently and for
longer.
The ventilation gaps in the ^ Uncover the ventilation
gaps.
housing unit are covered or
dusty.
^ Dust the ventilation gaps
regularly.
The refrigerator door or the
freezer door has been
opened too frequently, or a
large amount of fresh food
has been put in at once for
storing or freezing.
^ Only open doors when
you need to and then only
for as long as necessary.
The doors are not properly
closed.
There might be a thick layer
of ice in the freezer section.
^ Close the doors.
The appliance will regain the
required temperature after a
short while.
The appliance will regain the
required temperature after a
short while.
If a thick layer of ice has
built up the cooling system
will not work efficiently and
energy consumption will
increase.
^ Defrost and then clean the
appliance.
The ambient temperature is ^ See "Installation Location" for more
too high.
information.
The higher the ambient
temperature, the longer the
compressor will run for.
The appliance is not
correctly installed in its
housing unit.
^ See "Building in the
appliance".
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Problem solving guide
The compressor is switching on less frequently than it should and for
shorter periods of time, so the temperature in the appliance is increasing.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The temperature
inside the appliance
is too high.
This is not a fault.
^ Set the correct
temperature settings.
Frozen food is
starting to thaw.
^ See "Installation The room temperature is
Location" for more
lower than the ambient
information.
temperature required for the
appliance.
^ Raise the temperature in
Operating in a room which is
the room.
too cold will cause the
compressor to switch off for
too long causing the freezer
section to become too warm.
^ Check the temperature
again in 24 hours time.
Messages in the display
Problem
Possible cause
F0 to F9 appear in the There is a fault.
display.
The Alarm symbol
; flashes in the
display together with
the temperature
display.
The temperature inside the
appliance is too warm
because
– The door has been
opened too frequently.
^ Call Miele Service.
The Alarm symbol ; will
go out when the
temperature reaches the
correct level again.
^ Depending on the
temperature in the freezer
section, you should check
the condition of the food. If
food has defrosted or
started to defrost, check
that it is still safe to use, and
– There has been a lengthy
if so, use it as quickly as
interruption to the power
possible. Defrosted food
supply.
may only be re-frozen after
it has been cooked.
– A large amount of fresh
frood has been put in at
once for freezing without
switching on the Super
freeze function.
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Remedy
Problem solving guide
Interior lighting
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The interior lighting The appliance has not been ^ Press the On/Off button.
is not working.
switched on.
To avoid overheating, the
lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx.
15 minutes if the door is left
open.
If this is not the case, then
there is a fault.
Call Miele Service.
The LED lighting may only
be repaired or replaced by
a Miele service technician.
There are live electrical
components under the
cover. Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
Do not remove the
lighting cover. If the
cover is damaged or
needs to be removed
due to damage, exercise
caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser
beam class 1M) which
you should avoid looking
at directly. Do not use
optical instruments
(magnifying glass or
similar) to look at the
lighting either.
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Problem solving guide
Other problems
Problem
Possible cause
The freezer section
door cannot be
opened several
times in
succession.
This is normal and does not
This is not a fault. The
suction caused by opening require attention.
and closing the door
several times in succession
is preventing it from
opening. Wait a few minutes
and then try again. It should
now open without force.
Food has frozen
together.
The packaging used was
not dry when put into the
freezer section.
You cannot switch
the appliance off.
^ Deactivate the lock (see
The lock has been
"Selecting settings - To
activated. The 0 symbol will
deactivate the lock").
appear in the display.
The external side
panels of the
appliance feel
warm.
This is not a fault. The
warmth created by the
evaporator is used to
prevent condensation.
This is normal and does not
require attention.
The floor of the
refrigerator section
is wet.
The condensate drain hole
is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate
channel and drain hole.
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Remedy
^ Use a blunt instrument,
e.g. a spoon handle or
plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
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.
On appliances with a water container, the pump makes a
humming noise when water is being drawn into the water
container.
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 Possible cause
can easily rectify
Rattling,
vibrating
Remedy
The appliance is uneven.
Realign the appliance using a
spirit level, by raising or
lowering the screw feet
underneath the appliance.
The appliance is touching
another appliance or piece of
furniture.
Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves
are unstable or sticking.
Check all removable items
and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers
unstable or knocking against
each other?
Separate them.
The transport cable clips are
hanging loose at the back of
the appliance.
Remove the 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).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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 the appliance.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Note for test institutes
Testing must be carried out in
accordance with the relevant Norms
and Directives.
In addition, the following manufacturer's
instructions should be observed when
preparing and carrying out tests:
– Loading plans,
– Instructions in the Operating and
installation instructions.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. It must not be located
behind the appliance. For extra safety it
is advisable to protect the appliance
with a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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If the connection cable has to be
replaced, this must be done by a
suitably qualified and competent
person.
Do not plug other appliances in behind
this appliance
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
This appliance 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 higher the ambient
temperature of the room, the more
energy the appliance requires to
operate. The appliance should be
installed in a dry well ventilated room.
When installing the appliance please
be aware:
– The socket must be easily accessible
in an emergency, not concealed
behind the appliance.
– The plug and cable must not touch
the rear of the appliance as they
could be damaged by vibrations
from the appliance.
– Do not plug in other appliances
behind this appliance.
Important. In environments with
high humidity condensation can
build up on the exterior of the
appliance. This can cause corrosion
of the appliance walls.
For prevention, it is advisable to
install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and /or
air-conditioned room.
Make sure that the appliance doors
close properly, the ventilation gaps
are not covered and the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures) and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate.
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 damage to contents.
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Installation
Ventilation
Specified ventilation gaps must be
maintained. Otherwise the
compressor will come on more
frequently and for longer, resulting in
an increase in electricity
consumption and also an increase in
the operating temperature of the
compressor, which can damage it.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation.
– The cross-sectional area for
ventilation in the plinth and the
housing unit and also beneath the
ceiling needs to be at least 200 cm2
throughout to ensure that warm air
can be drawn through unhindered.
– Important. The appliance uses less
energy the larger the ventilation
cross-section.
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Top ventilation gap
The ventilation gap at the top of the
appliance can be constructed in
different ways:
– Air is taken in through the plinth a
and exits upwards at the back of the
housing unit b.
– A ventilation gap of at least 40 mm
depth must provided behind the
appliance for air to pass through.
a directly above the appliance with a
ventilation grille (free airflow of at
least 200 cm2)
b in between the housing unit and the
ceiling
c through a suspended ceiling
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Installation
Before installing the appliance
^ Take the accessory pack which
includes installation parts and other
accessories out of the appliance and
remove the packaging strap holding
the door in place.
^ Do not remove the following from the
back of the appliance:
^ Open the appliance door, and
remove the red safety catch a
(depending on model).
– The spacers (depending on model).
These ensure the gap required
between the back of the appliance
and the wall is maintained.
– Depending on model, the pouches
located in the metal grille (heat
exchanger).
They are required for the correct
functioning of the appliance. The
contents are not poisonous or
dangerous.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
Before installing the appliance make sure the housing unit is the correct size.
Specified ventilation gaps must be maintained in order to ensure the appliance
functions correctly.
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Niche height [mm]
A
Freezer section
B
1772 – 1788
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Changing the door hinging
^ Open both appliance doors.
Two people are needed for changing
the door hinging.
^ Remove all shelves from the
appliance door.
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
^ Remove covers a, b, c and d.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Slightly loosen screws e and f in
the hinges.
^ Push doors g and h outwards and
take them off their hinges.
^ Remove screws e.
^ Fit bracket i to the opposite side,
and loosely fit screws e.
^ Unscrew fixing screws f completely,
and loosely screw them into the holes
on the opposite side.
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the door opening too far:
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
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Changing the door hinging
Carry out the following steps on both
doors.
^ Place the dismantled door with the
outer side facing upwards on a
stable surface.
Do not close the hinges. Danger of
injury.
^ Push doors g and h onto pre-fitted
screws e and f, then tighten
screws e and f.
^ Refit covers a, b, c and d.
^ Rremove screws j.
^ Replace the hinges in their diagonally
opposite corners k.
^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the door
opening too far.
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Building in the appliance
Two people are needed for installing
this appliance.
^ The appliance must be installed in
stable and correctly aligned kitchen
furniture on a level surface.
^ The housing unit must be secured
against the risk of tipping.
^ Use a spirit level to align the housing
unit.
The unit corners must be at right
angles, as otherwise the furniture
door will not align correctly with the 4
corners of the unit.
^ The required ventilation gaps must
be provided (see "Installation Ventilation gaps").
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To install the appliance you will need
the following tools:
Building in the appliance
The following installation parts are
required
– required for fitting the furniture
door:
All installation parts are number coded.
This coding is also used in the
installation instructions.
– required for installing the
appliance in its housing unit:
All fitting instructions given are for a
right-hand hinged appliance. If you
have converted the appliance to
left-hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions accordingly.
Preparing the appliance
^ Position the appliance in front of the
housing unit.
^ Fit cover strip a into position.
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Building in the appliance
^ Push the appliance two-thirds of the
way into its niche.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
Tip to help you push it into position:
Secure a length of string to the plug to
"increase" the length of the connection
cable.
Then pull the cable by the end of the
string through the housing unit. It will
then be easier to connect once the
appliance is in the unit.
With 16 mm thick unit walls:
^ Screw bracket d using hex screw e
to the pre-drilled holes in the
appliance door.
^ Clip spacers b and c on to the
right-hand side of the hinges.
^ Open both appliance doors.
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Building in the appliance
^ Screw in adjustable feet l
completely.
^ Remove the cover f.
^ Secure part g using screws h
loosely into the top left-hand side of
the appliance. Do not tighten the
screws so that you can adjust the
position of this part.
^ Fit stopper i onto fixing bracket j.
^ Then screw fixing bracket j using
screws k loosely into the bottom of
the appliance. Do not tighten the
screws so that you can adjust the
position of this part.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from sealing strip m.
^ Fix sealing strip m flush with the front
of the appliance on the door opening
side.
1. Position the sealing strip flush with
the lower edge of the top fixing.
2. Stick it down along its entire
length.
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Building in the appliance
Installing the appliance
^ Push the appliance into the niche
until all fixing brackets are in line with
the front edge of the furniture unit
side wall.
^ Check the position of the fixing
bracket at the top and bottom front
edge of the furniture side wall again.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc) the dimension of
these must be taken into account when
making sure there is a gap all round of
42 mm.
^ Pull the appliance forwards by the
dimension of the door fitting to keep
the gap at 42 mm all round.
The hinges and the covers will now
protrude by the dimension of the door
fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the door is flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
^ p Align the appliance on both sides
by altering the adjustable feet using
the spanner supplied.
– n With 16 mm thick walls:
The spacers should touch the front
edge at the top and bottom of the
side walls of the housing unit.
– o With 19 mm thick walls:
The front edges of the top and
bottom hinges should be flush with
the front edge of the housing side
walls.
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If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side walls the door may
not shut properly.
This can cause ice to build up,
condensate to accumulate and lead
to faults in the appliance. These can
all lead to increased energy
consumption.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Press the appliance against the side
of the housing unit on the hinge side.
^ Secure the appliance in the housing
unit by screwing chip board screws
s through the tabs on the hinges at
the top, bottom and middle of the
appliance.
^ Push the loose bracket up against
the furniture wall.
^ Attach fixing bracket j to the
housing unit side wall with screw s.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
^ Attach fixing bracket g to the
housing unit side wall with screws t.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
Important Push the protruding
bracket using your thumb towards
the housing unit wall whilst tightening
the screws. The appliance must not
pull back into the unit.
^ Retighten screws h and k.
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Building in the appliance
For additional stability of the appliance
in the unit push the rods supplied in
underneath the appliance in between it
and the floor of the housing unit.
^ Snap off any protruding ends from
the fixing bracket. They are no longer
required.
^ Replace covers f and u on the
fixing brackets.
^ Then secure handle v to one of the
rods w.
^ Use the handle to push the rod into
the guide as far as it will go.
Remove the handle and fit it to the
other rod and push this into its guide
as far as it will go.
Important. Keep the handle
somewhere safe in case you ever
need to fit the appliance into a new
housing unit.
^ Close the appliance doors.
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Building in the appliance
Fitting the furniture doors
The furniture door must be at least
16 mm thick and not exceed 19 mm
thick.
The following gap dimensions must be
maintained:
– The gap between the furniture door
and a unit door above must be at
least 3 mm.
Fitting a door front which is heavier
than the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges. This can cause
subsequent functional problems.
Before fitting furniture doors, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
max.
weight
of
upper
door in
kg
max.
weight
of lower
door in
kg
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– The vertical gap between furniture
doors should also be about 3 mm.
The exact dimension will vary
depending on the radius of the
furniture door edges.
If fitted in a run of units make sure that
the top edge of the furniture door is at
the same height as neighbouring unit
doors.
The furniture door must be fitted
correctly and not under tension.
When fitting large or divided furniture
doors an extra fitting kit or set of
fixing brackets should be used.
These are available to order from
Miele.
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Building in the appliance
Carry out the following steps on both
doors.
Tip: Push the fitting aids b together
with the furniture front up to the height
adjoining unit furniture doors.
^ A gap of 8 mm is set ex-works
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket. Double check this gap
and reset it if necessary.
^ Push fitting aids b up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
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^ Undo nuts c and take fixing bracket
d off together with fitting aids b.
Building in the appliance
^ Place the furniture door with the outer
side downwards on a stable surface.
^ Fit the side cover q over the fixing
bracket on the hinge side.
^ Turn the furniture door over and fix
the handle if required.
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door e.
^ Hang fixing bracket d with the fitting
aids onto the inside of the furniture
door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short chipboard
screws f. (On cassette doors only
use 4 screws on the edges). Drill
holes in the furniture door if
necessary.
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them g.
Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket
g for safe keeping.
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Building in the appliance
^ Open the appliance door.
Aling the door
y
x
x
y
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts h.
^ Loosely attach nuts c on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors. The
gap should be even.
– Side adjustments (X)
^ Slide the furniture door.
– Height adjustment (Y)
^ Use a screwdriver to adjust bolts h.
A gap of 8 mm is set ex-works
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket. This must only be
adjusted within its permitted range.
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Building in the appliance
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
h with a screwdriver, tighten nuts c
on the appliance doors with ring
spanner j.
^ Cover strip k must be completely
hidden in the niche, and must not
protrude.
^ Drill holes l in the furniture door and
fit screws m.
Make sure the two metal edges are
aligned (Symbol II).
^ Close both doors.
Aligning the door
– Depth adjustment (Z)
^ Loosen screws i at the top of the
appliance door, and screw n at the
bottom of the fixing bracket. By
moving the furniture door, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
door and the housing unit.
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Building in the appliance
^ Tighten all screws again.
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The doors must close properly.
– The doors must not touch the
housing unit.
– The seals at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
^ To double check place a torch in the
appliance and close the doors.
Turn the lights out in the room. If you
can see any light shining out from the
sides double check the installation.
^ Replace top cover o, and click it into
place.
^ Replace side covers p, making sure
you hear them click into place.
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