Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge

Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge-freezer
with PerfectFresh zone
and ice cube maker
KFN 14947 SDE ed/cs
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. 09 021 000
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch the refrigerator section/PerfectFresh zone
or freezer section on or off separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching the sensor tone on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Activating or deactivating the safety lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
. . . in the refrigerator and the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting the temperature in the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing the temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Super cool and Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Storing food in the refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Food which is not suitable for storing in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Unpacked meat and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Contents
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storage temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adjusting the condiment tray/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Universal container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Before placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Making ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Setting the water intake time for the ice cube maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliance doors, side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Cleaning the ice cube tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Active charcoal filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
To change the active charcoal filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Contents
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Mains water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Notes on connecting to the mains water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connection to the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Levelling the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Aligning the appliance doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Guide to the appliance
a On sensor for the whole appliance
and On/Off sensor for switching the
refrigerator and freezer sections on
and off separately
f Sensor for switching between the
refrigerator and the freezer sections
(top = "Refrigerator" symbol;
bottom = "Freezer" symbol)
b Super cool and Super freeze sensor
g Sensor for setting a higher
temperature (Y)
c Sensor for setting a lower
temperature (X)
d Safety lock indicator light
(only visible when the Safety lock is
activated)
e Temperature display for the
refrigerator and freezer sections
h Alarm off sensor
(only visible when the door or
temperature alarm sounds)
i Change active charcoal filter
indicator
(only visible when the active
charcoal filters need to be changed)
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Guide to the appliance
a Interior lighting
b Dynamic cooling fan
c Adjustable shelves
d PerfectFresh zone compartments
e Control for setting the humidity in the
PerfectFresh zone compartments
f Butter and cheese compartment
g Egg tray/Condiment tray
h Active charcoal filter holder
i Bottle divider
j Bottle shelf
k Condensate channel and
drain hole
l Ice cube drawer with
automatic ice cube maker
m Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and 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 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 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.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store foodstuffs
as well as to store deep frozen food,
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
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 of injury, do not allow children
to play with it or near it, or to play with
the controls. Neither should they be
allowed to climb in drawers or swing on
the doors.
Please supervise young children whilst
you are using it.
Older children may only use the
appliance when its operation has been
clearly explained to them and they are
able to use it safely, recognising the
dangers of misuse.
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.
A damaged appliance could be
dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything which
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and connected
load) match the mains electricity
supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
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, or
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse has been
disconnected,
– or the screw out fuse has been
removed in countries where this is
applicable.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
ship).
~ The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by a faulty
connection to the mains water supply.
~ Connection to the mains water
supply and any repairs to the ice cube
maker must only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person.
~ The ice cube maker is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
~ Before making plumbing
~ 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 in the refrigerator
zone, make sure it is tightly closed and
stored upright.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
connections, ensure the appliance is
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply.
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode. Danger
of injury and damage to the appliance.
Correct use
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food or to the metal. 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 thawed or partially
thawed food. Defrosted food should be
used up as quickly as possible, as food
soon loses its nutritional value and goes
off. Defrosted food may only be
re-frozen after it has been cooked.
~ Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour; otherwise they
could burst, Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
~ 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 regarding
storage conditions and "use-by" dates.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and remove
ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ If storing food which contains a lot of
fat or oil, make sure that it does not
come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress
cracks.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ 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.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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Stainless steel appliances
~ Do not use sticky notes, transparent
adhesive tape, masking tape or other
types of adhesive on the surface of the
door.
These damage the surface, causing it
to lose its dirt repellent protective
coating.
~ The high-quality surface of the door
is supsceptible to scratching.
Even fridge magnets can cause
scratching.
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.
How to save energy
Installation site
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
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Do not cover the ventilation gaps
and dust them regularly.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat
which is approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degree
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C .
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when the
appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when necessary Frequent opening of the door for
and for as short a time as possible. long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food 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.
Hot food will cause the refrigerator
unit to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce 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
Defrost the freezer section 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
increases energy consumption.
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Before using for the first time
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.
On stainless steel appliances, the outer
surfaces are also covered with
protective foil.
Active charcoal filters
(Active AirClean filters)
^ Place the active charcoal filters
supplied in the holder, and place the
holder on one of the refrigerator
shelves (see "Active charcoal filters").
Operating the appliance
^ Do not remove the foil until the
appliance has been positioned in its
final location.
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
Cleaning and care
Switching on
^ Treat the stainless steel trim to the
interior shelves and the door shelves
with the Miele stainless steel
conditioner supplied as soon as you
have removed the foil.
^ On stainless steel appliances also
treat the side panels with the Miele
stainless steel conditioning agent
supplied as soon as you have
removed the protective foil.
The appliance doors have a special
finish which is resistant to soiling. Do
not use Miele stainless steel
conditioner on the appliance door.
Important. Each time it is used, the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent forms a water and dirt repellent
protective coating.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
The refrigerator section/PefectFresh
zone and freezer sections are switched
on together with the On/Off sensor.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the
temperature display lights up.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section will show the current
temperature in the refrigerator section.
If the temperature in the freezer section
is above 0 °C, only bars will light up in
the temperature display for the freezer
section. As soon as the temperature is
below 0 °C, the temperature display for
the freezer section will show the current
temperature in the freezer section.
The "Freezer" symbol and the Alarm off
sensor will flash until the temperature in
the freezer section has cooled down to
the correct temperature for freezing.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
interior lighting will come on when the
refrigerator section door is opened.
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Before using for the first time
Cool pack
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.
Do not place food in the freezer
section until the temperature is at
least -18°C.
This sensor is used to switch between
the refrigerator and freezer sections.
If you want to select the freezer section
(to check the temperature, for
example),
^ touch the sensor for selecting the
freezer/refrigerator section until the
"Freezer" symbol lights up yellow.
Depending on which section you have
selected, you can
– select either Super cool or Super
freeze, or
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer. The cool pack will be at its
most effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
Switching off
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until all of
the indicators go out. (If this does not
happen, the safety lock is still
activated).
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone and freezer section will switch off
one after the other.
The interior lighting will not come on
when you open the door and the
cooling process will be switched off.
To switch the refrigerator
section/PerfectFresh zone or freezer
section on or off separately
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone and the freezer section can be
switched on or off separately, if you
should only wish to use one section.
This is useful, e.g. whilst on holiday, if
you only want to leave the freezer
section switched on:
– adjust the temperature.
Please refer to the relevant section for
more information.
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Before using for the first time
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ Select the section of the appliance
which you wish to switch off.
The "Refrigerator" or the "Freezer"
symbol will light up yellow.
^ switch the appliance off,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ empty and clean the ice cube tray,
^ close the stopcock for the water inlet,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the
"Refrigerator" or the "Freezer" symbol
goes out.
The section you selected is now
switched off while the other section
remains switched on.
To switch a section back on again:
^ Select the section which you want to
switch on. The relevant symbol will
light up yellow.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the
temperature display lights up, or
^ Switch the appliance off and then
back on again.
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^ leave the appliance doors ajar to air
the appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut, there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
Before using for the first time
Settings mode
Certain settings on the appliance can
only be selected in the settings mode.
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
the settings mode. As soon as the
door is closed, the door alarm is
activated again.
How to select the settings mode and
how to change the settings is
described in the relevant section of
these instructions.
Switching the sensor tone on/off
Overview of functions that can be
selected in the settings mode:
The tone which sounds each time a
sensor is touched can be deactivated.
To enter or leave the settings
mode
c
To switch the sensor tone
on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
b
To confirm that the active
charcoal filters have been
changed (see "Active charcoal
filters")
^
To switch the safety lock on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
u
To change the brightness of
the temperature display
(see "The correct
temperature")
d
To adjust the temperature in
the PerfectFresh zone
(see "The correct
temperature")
§
To set the water intake time for
the ice cube maker
(see "Making ice cubes")
e
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until b
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tone is
switched on or off:
b 0: Sensor tone is switched off
b 1: Sensor tone is switched on
b –: Return to menu
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Before using for the first time
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm
the new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the safety lock is
switched on or off:
u 0: The safety lock is deactivated
u 1: The safety lock is activated
u –: Return to menu
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
You have now left the settings mode.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm
the new setting.
Activating or deactivating the safety
lock
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
The safety lock indicator X will light up
in the temperature display when the
safety lock has been activated.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until u
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
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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.
Dynamic cooling
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
. . . in the freezer section
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is stored in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– 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.
The dynamic cooling fan automatically
switches on when the cooling system
for the refrigerator switches on. It
distributes the temperature in the
appliance to all areas evenly so that all
the food will be chilled to about the
same degree.
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.
. . . in the refrigerator and the
PerfectFresh zone
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the middle of the refrigerator.
The temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone is controlled automatically, and is
maintained at 0 to 3 °C.
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The correct temperature
Setting the temperature
The temperatures in the refrigerator
section/PrefectFresh zone and freezer
section are set independently of one
another.
^ Select the refrigerator or the freezer
section.
The "Refrigerator" symbol or the
"Freezer" symbol will light up yellow.
^ You can now use the arrow sensors
on either side of the temperature
display to set the temperature you
require.
By touching the
– Leaving a finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
When the highest or lowest
temperature in the range is reached,
the X or Y sensor disappears.
Approx. 5 seconds after taking your
finger off a sensor, the average,
current temperature of the refrigerator
or freezer section is automatically
shown.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display, as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
X sensor: the temperature will get
colder
Y sensor: the temperature will get
warmer.
– In the refrigerator section from 3 °C
to 9 °C
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
The following information shows in the
display when the sensors are touched:
– Touching a sensor once: the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent touch of a sensor:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
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– In the freezer section from -14 °C to
-28 °C
The correct temperature
Temperature display
During normal operation the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
middle of the refrigerator section or the
temperature in the warmest part of the
freezer section.
Setting the temperature in the
PerfectFresh zone
The temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone is automatically held at 0 to 3 °C.
It can be raised or lowered, e.g. if you
want to use it for storing items like fish.
^ You can now adjust the temperature
in the PerfectFresh zone by touching
the X sensor. You can choose from
settings 1 to 9:
§ 1: Lowest temperature,
§ 9: Highest temperature.
§ –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
§ 5 is the default setting for the
PerfectFresh zone. If a setting of § 1
to § 4 is selected, the temperature
can fall below 0°C. Food could
freeze!
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until §
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
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The correct temperature
Changing the temperature display
brightness
The temperature display brightness can
be adjusted to suit the lighting
conditions of the room.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until d
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ The temperature display brightness
can now be changed by touching the
X sensor:
d 0: Maximum brightness
d 1: Reduced brightness
d –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
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^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the appliance cannot
rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if a door is left open.
Switching the temperature
alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
becomes too warm.
The alarm off sensor will flash red and
the "Freezer" symbol will flash.
The alarm will sound, the alarm off
sensor will light up red and the relevant
symbol will flash, for example,
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
section when food is being loaded,
rearranged or taken out.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off sensor will light up
constantly and the relevant symbol
will continue to flash until the correct
temperature has been reached.
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 the food
is safe to use and if it is, then use it
as soon as possible.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the temperature
has dropped down to the correct level
again.
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Alarm
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if a door is left
open for more than approx. 2 minutes.
The alarm off sensor will light up red
and the symbol for the section which
has the opened door will flash.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the door is
closed.
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise of the door alarm disturbs
you, you can switch it off early if you
wish.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off sensor will light up
constantly and the symbol for the
section which has the opened door
will continue to flash until the door
has been closed.
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Super cool and Super freeze
Super cool
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The appliance will then continue to
work at normal power.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for the faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Select the refrigerator section.
^ Select the refrigerator section.
The "Refrigerator" symbol will light up
yellow.
The "Refrigerator" symbol will light up
yellow.
^ Touch the Super cool sensor. It will
dim to a pale yellow colour.
^ Touch the Super cool sensor. It will
light up yellow.
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
The appliance will then work at full
power to lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
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Super cool and Super freeze
Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer section.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
power to lower the temperature in the
freezer section.
Switching off Super freeze
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer section, the Super
freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 to 65
hours. The appliance will then continue
to work at normal power.
To save energy, the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18 °C or
colder has been reached in the freezer
section.
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.
^ Select the freezer section.
The "Freezer" symbol will light up
yellow.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
light up yellow.
The appliance will then work at full
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^ Select the freezer section.
The "Freezer" symbol will light up
yellow.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
dim to a pale yellow colour.
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
Storing food in the refrigerator
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
This appliance has automatic
dynamic cooling, which helps to
keep an even temperature when the
fan is running, making the difference
between the various zones less
pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the PefectFresh zone.
However, the PerfectFresh zone is even
colder.
Use these areas in the refrigerator and
in the PerfectFresh zone for all delicate
and highly perishable food, e.g.
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.
– 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,
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Storing food in the refrigerator
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.
Cucumbers, for example, become
glassy, aubergines bitter and potatoes
sweet. Tomatoes and oranges loose
their aroma, and the peel on citrus fruits
hardens.
Food which is sensitive to cold
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, cucumbers,
potatoes, peppers/capiscum,
tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini,
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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. Time out of the refrigerator,
e.g. during transportation, should be
kept to a minimum. For example, do not
allow food to stay in a hot car for too
long. Once food has started to
deteriorate, this process cannot be
reversed. As little as two hours outside
the refrigerator can cause food to start
deteriorating.
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Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged in the refrigerator
(there are some exceptions to this rule
in the PerfectFresh zone - see below).
This will prevent food smells from
affecting other food, 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.
Unpacked meat and vegetables
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
should be stored separately. To avoid
any microbiological
cross-contamination, these foods may
only be stored together if they are
wrapped.
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
Food is stored at a lower temperature in
the PerfectFresh zone than in the
refrigerator section. The humidity in the
PerfectFresh zone compartments can
also be regulated to suit the food being
stored, providing ideal storage
conditions and ensuring that food stays
fresh considerably longer while
retaining both flavour and vitamins.
Storage temperature
The optimum storage temperature for
fresh food which is not sensitive to cold
is 0 - 3 °C. This is the temperature
range which is automatically
maintained in the PerfectFresh zone.
Food can be stored there at this
temperature without loss of freshness
for considerably longer than in a standard refrigerator, as the deterioration
process is decelerated at this
temperature.
Remember that the fresher the food
when placed in the appliance, the
longer it will stay fresh.
Humidity level
longer period, as the water content of
the food is largely retained.
Storing food in the
PerfectFresh zone
compartments
You can adjust the relative humidity in
the PerfectFresh compartment with the
regulator.
Slide the regulator to the relative
humidity level required.
. = high humidity. The regulator
closes the vents to the compartment
and retains the moisture already
present. The humidity level greatly
depends on the type and quantity of
food being stored.
Please take into account that high
humidity is only achieved and effective
if the food is stored unwrapped or
loosely wrapped.
– The high humidity setting . is ideal
for storing freshly harvested produce
such as vegetables, salad, herbs,
cabbage and home-grown seasonal
fruit.
The humidity level in the PerfectFresh
compartment will depend on
– the moisture content of the food
being stored and
– the quantity of food being stored.
Use the regulator to adjust the humidity
level in the PerfectFresh compartment.
The closer the storage humidity is to the
humidity content of the food, the crisper
and fresher the food remains over a
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Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
, = low humidity.
The regulator opens the vents to the
compartment to allow the moisture to
escape.
If the regulator is set at low humidity ,,
the humidity will be approx. the same
as the humidity in the refrigerator
section. At this setting, the low
temperature is the main advantage of
the compartment rather than the
humidity.
– With low humidity , selected, the
PerfectFresh compartment is ideal
for storing particularly sensitive
foods, such as fresh fish, shellfish,
meat, poultry, sausages, dairy
products and salad.
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Always keep these foods covered or
wrapped.
Exception: Meat. The surface of the
meat dries out slightly, helping to
prevent the growth of bacteria, which
results in the meat lasting longer. To
prevent the risk of bacterial
cross-contamination and meat
deteriorating, do not let one type of
meat come into direct contact with
another type.
Take food out of the PerfectFresh
zone approx. 30 - 60 minutes before
using it. The aroma and taste do not
fully develop until the food has
reached room temperature.
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Can all types of food be stored
together?
Do not place all types of food together
in one compartment. Some types of
food do not store well together. Aromas
and flavours can transfer from one type
of food to another (e.g. carrots absorb
the smell and flavour of onions very
easily). Some food also gives off a
natural gas (ethylene) which speeds up
the rate at which other food perishes.
Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of this
natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocados, figs,
blueberries, melons and beans.
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.
Example: Broccoli should not be stored
with apples, as apples produce a large
amount of natural gas to which broccoli
is very sensitive. The result is a shorter
than expected storage time for the
broccoli.
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
The following tips may help if you find that food you have stored does not
keep well (e.g. food becomes limp or wilts after only being stored for a short
time):
^ Only use the appliance for storing fresh food. The condition of the food when it
is first placed in the appliance is an important factor in determining how long it
stays fresh.
^ Clean food before placing it in the PerfectFresh zone.
^ Allow very moist food to drain before placing it in the PerfectFresh zone.
^ Do not store food which is sensitive to cold in the PerfectFresh zone
(see "Food which is not suitable for storing in the refrigerator")
^ Bear in mind that not all types of food can be stored together (see "Can all types
of food be stored together?").
^ Select the correct PerfectFresh compartment (high or low humidity).
^ Store food unwrapped in the high humidity PerfectFresh compartment.
High humidity in the PerfectFresh compartment can only be achieved by storing
food which contains moisture in it.
If the humidity is not high enough, because, for example, too little food has been
stored in the compartment, you can use a wet sponge to increase the humidity.
^ If you think that the temperature in the PerfectFresh zone is too high or too low,
try regulating it via the refrigerator section by altering the temperature of the
refrigerator section slightly by 1 to 2 °C.
The temperature must be increased if ice crystals start to form on the floor of the
PerfectFresh zone as otherwise the cold temperature will damage the food.
^ If a lot of water has gathered on the base of the PerfectFresh zone, dry the base
with a towel. Drain food before storage or place a rack on the floor of the
PerfectFresh zone and place the food on the rack so that the moisture can drip
down.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
To move the split shelf:
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly 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 at the back 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.
^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
Split shelf
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other. The shelf with the
raised edge must be at the back.
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Push the rear half of the glass shelf
up slightly from below.
^ At the same time, pull the front half of
the glass shelf forwards slightly and
then push it carefully under the rear
half.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
PerfectFresh zone
compartments
Adjusting the condiment
tray/bottle shelf
The compartments in the PerfectFresh
zone are on telescopic rails, and can
be removed for filling, emptying or
cleaning purposes.
^ Lift the tray/shelf up and out of the
stainless steel frame to remove.
^ Pull out the compartment as far as it
will go, and then lift it up and out.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid injury or damage.
^ Push up the stainless steel frame,
and remove.
^ Replace the frame at the required
height. Ensure that it is securely
pushed back into position.
^ Carefully pull out the lid between the
compartments slightly, and lift it
down and out.
^ To replace it, insert the compartment
lid from beneath into the holders, and
push it back into place.
To replace the compartment,
^ Some stainless steel frames are
easier to remove and replace if you
put your hand behind the back bar of
the frame and lift it upwards.
^ Replace the tray/shelf in the frame.
^ place it back on the fully extended
runners a. The front of the runners
must be right up against the front of
the compartment b.
The tray/shelf can be removed
completely and used as a serving tray
at the table.
^ Then push the compartment back in
c.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Universal container
Moving the bottle divider
The universal container can be used
both to store and serve food.
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
The bottle divider can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning).
^ To do this, push up the front edge of
the bottle divider, and disengage it.
It consists of a deep tray a and a
shallow tray b. Both trays fit the
stainless steel frame.
If you wish to use the universal
container to serve food,
^ place the shallow tray b in the
stainless steel frame, and use the
deep tray as a lid a.
You can lift the universal container,
including contents, out of the frame and
take it to the table.
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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 section, 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.
– 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 foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
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lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ 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.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
section
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Placing food in the freezer section
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer.
Large quantities should be placed
directly on the glass cold plates to
freeze the food quickly. To do this take
out the freezer drawers, leaving the
bottom drawer in the appliance. The
lowest freezer drawer must always
remain in the appliance.
When removing the top drawers, make
sure that you do not block the
ventilation slits in the back wall of the
appliance. They are important for
trouble-free operation of the appliance.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
Freezing 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. To do this:
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plates.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time in
months which various foods can be
stored for effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Each drawer and each of the glass
cold plates can be loaded with a
maximum of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the freezer drawers or on the glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
2-3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stew
3-5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
6-8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
10-12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
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Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Cooling drinks
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
To cool drinks quickly, place them in
the refrigerator section, and switch on
the Super cool function. If bottles are,
however, placed in the freezer section
for rapid cooling, make sure they are
not left in for more than one hour, as
they could burst.
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
– 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.
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.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Cool pack
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer section, directly on top of
the food. The cool pack will be at its
most effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the top drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
Making ice cubes
For the automatic ice cube maker to
operate it must be connected to the
mains water supply.
Switching on the ice cube
maker
^ Switch on the freezer section.
To ensure that the water pipes are
thoroughly flushed through before
use, ice cubes from the first three
ice cube making processes must
not be consumed.
This applies not only to when the
appliance is installed for the first
time but also if the appliance has
been out of use for a longer period
(e.g. whilst on holiday).
Making a large amount of ice cubes
The amount of ice cubes which the
appliance makes depends on the
temperature in the freezer section. The
lower the temperature, the more ice
cubes are produced within a certain
time frame.
^ Pull out the ice cube drawer a little
way.
^ Press the On/Off button a on the ice
cube maker. The indicator light will
come on.
^ Close the ice cube drawer.
The drawer must be completely shut
for ice cubes to be produced.
After the appliance is switched on for
the first time it can take up to 24 hours
for the first ice cubes to drop out of the
ice cube maker and collect in the
drawer.
Thereafter, when the ice cube maker is
switched off and then on again it will
take up to a maximum of 6 hours for ice
cubes to be produced.
Ice cube production is halted
automatically as soon as the ice cube
drawer is full.
If you require a large amount of ice
cubes,
^ replace the full ice cube drawer with
the drawer beside it on the right.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again as soon as
this new drawer has been placed in
position and closed properly.
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Making ice cubes
Switching off the ice cube
maker
Setting the water intake time
for the ice cube maker
The ice cube maker can be switched
off independently of the freezer section
if you do not want the appliance to
make any ice cubes.
The size of the ice cubes produced
depends on the water pressure present
and the water intake time which has
been set for the ice cube maker.
If the ice cube maker is only producing
small ice cubes the water pressure is
low. In order to produce larger ice
cubes, the water intake time for the ice
cube maker needs to be prolonged.
^ Switch the ice cube maker on.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker until the indicator light
goes out.
If the ice cube maker is switched off,
the ice cube drawer can be used as an
extra drawer for freezing fresh food and
storing frozen food.
Clean the ice cube tray if the ice
cube maker is going to be switched
off for a long period of time.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until e
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
e 2 appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
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Making ice cubes
^ The length of the water intake time for
the ice cube maker can now be
adjusted by touching the X sensor:
E 1: Shortest water intake time,
E 8: Longest water intake time,
E – : Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm
the new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
e – appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
c appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section and
PerfectFresh zone
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
and the PerfectFresh zone whilst in use.
You do not need to remove this, as it
will defrost and evaporate automatically
with the warmth generated by the
appliance.
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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Freezer section
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer section
defrosts automatically.
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.
Cleaning and care
A range of Miele branded cleaning
and conditioning products is
available to order from Miele or
www.miele-shop.com.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Unlike stainless steel cleaning
agents, the conditioning agent does
not contain any abrasive substances
and will gently remove soiling. Each
time it is used, it forms a water and
dirt repellent protective coating.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
The stainless steel doors have a
special finish which is resistant to
soiling.
Do not treat the doors with stainless
steel conditioning agent as this will
cause noticeable smearing.
However, do use Miele stainless
steel conditioning agent to treat the
other stainless steel surfaces of the
appliance (available from Miele or
www.miele-shop.com).
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
^ The bottle shelf and condiment tray in
the door can be removed from their
stainless steel frames for cleaning.
To remove the stainless steel trim from
the lid of the butter and cheese
compartment (in the top of the door),
proceed as follows:
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month using lukewarm water and a
little washing-up liquid.
The following are dishwasher safe:
^ Take the butter and cheese
compartment out of the refrigerator
section.
– the butter dish, egg trays, ice cube
tray (supplied as standard,
depending on model)
^ Open the lid of the compartment.
– the bottle and condiment shelves in
the door (removed from their stainless
steel frames)
The stainless steel trim is a tight fit
across the plastic lid and will require
sufficient force to detach it.
– the butter and cheese compartment
(with the stainless steel trim removed)
The stainless steel frames and the
stainless steel trim on the butter and
cheese compartment in the door are
not suitable for cleaning in a
dishwasher.
^ Detach the stainless steel trim from
the edge of the lid (1.) at one side
and remove.
^ Press the white plastic stoppers out
of notches (2.).
^ After cleaning, refit the stainless steel
trim onto the lid in the reverse order.
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.
^ Clean the interior shelves and
drawers by hand. These are not
suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ 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.
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Cleaning and care
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the doors open to air the
appliance for a short while.
^ Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent can be used to remove any
soiling.
^ It is important to treat the stainless
steel frames and trim with Miele
stainless steel conditioning agent
each time they are cleaned. This will
protect the surface and help prevent
resoiling.
Stainless steel appliances
– Appliance doors
The appliance doors have a high
quality, special finish which is resistant
to soiling and is very easy to clean.
Do not use the following to
clean/condition the doors
– stainless steel cleaning agent:
this will damage the surface.
– Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent:
this will cause noticeable smearing.
– Side panels
Appliance doors, side panels
Remove any soiling on the
appliance doors and side panels immediately.
If this is not done, it might become
impossible to remove and could
cause the surface to alter or
discolour.
^ Use Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent to remove any soiling from
stainless steel surfaces.
^ Make sure you treat the side panels
with Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent each time you clean them.
This will give them a water and dirt
repellent protective coating and help
prevent re-soiling.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
^ The surfaces should be cleaned
using a solution of hot water and a
little washing-up liquid applied with a
soft sponge. They can also be
cleaned with a damp microfibre cloth
(without using any cleaning agent).
^ After cleaning, wipe with a damp
cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the ice cube tray
Ice cubes freeze in the ice cube tray
and then drop into the ice cube drawer
below.
^ Push the ice cube drawer in as far as
it will go within the next 60 seconds.
You will hear the ice cube tray turn so
that it is at an angle.
Clean the ice cube tray regularly with
warm water and a little washing-up
liquid to remove residual ice and water.
^ Wait until the ice cube tray has
completed this rotation before
continuing.
The ice cube tray cannot be removed
and must be cleaned in situ.
^ Then take the ice cube drawer out of
the appliance and clean it.
You should also clean the ice cube
maker before switching off the
appliance for a long time (e.g. when
going on holiday).
^ Switch the appliance on.
^ Clean the ice cube tray b in the ice
cube maker.
After cleaning
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker.
^ Push the drawer all the way back into
the appliance.
^ Pull out the ice cube drawer a little
way.
You will hear the ice cube tray turn
back into position.
^ Press the On/Off button a on the ice
cube maker. The indicator light will
come on.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again after a
maximum of 6 hours.
^ Empty the ice cube drawer.
Discard the first three batches of ice
cubes after cleaning. They may contain
traces of washing-up liquid and are
unsuitable for consumption.
^ Press the on/off button on the ice
cube maker for at least 12 seconds.
The indicator light flashes slowly at first
then quickly.
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Cleaning and care
If you have used a solution of water
and washing-up liquid to clean it,
discard the ice cubes from the first
three ice cube making processes,
as they are not suitable for
consumption.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) should be
dusted at least once a year. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section, close the appliance doors,
insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly.
^ Once the freezer section has
reached the required temperature,
place the food back in the freezer
drawers and shut them.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function
as soon as the temperature in the
freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.
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Active charcoal filters
The active charcoal filters should be
changed approx. every 6 months.
To confirm the filters have been
changed
When the Change active charcoal filter
indicator lights up red, the active
charcoal filters need to be changed.
^ Touch the Change active charcoal
filter indicator for approx. 2 seconds.
To change the active charcoal
filters
The indicator light will go out, and the
counter will be reset.
To delay changing the active
charcoal filters
If you do not have new active charcoal
filters, you can order them from your
Miele dealer or from the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
You can switch off the Change active
charcoal filter indicator early, if you
would prefer not to have the red
indicator showing.
^ Pull the active charcoal filter holder
upwards to remove it from the shelf.
^ Touch the Change active charcoal
filter indicator for approx. 2 seconds.
The Change active charcoal filter
indicator will go out.
^ Take out the two filters and fit the new
filters into the holder with the
protruding cloth edge facing
downwards.
^ Place the holder in the middle of the
raised edge at the back of the shelf,
so that it clicks into position.
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Active charcoal filters
If you have delayed changing the
active charcoal filters and the indicator
is not lit up, you will need to reset the
counter when you replace the active
charcoal filters via the settings mode.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
Useful tip:
When you are storing foods with a
strong smell (such as ripe cheeses),
– place the holder containing the
active charcoal filters on the shelf
where the food is going to be stored,
– change the active charcoal filters
early if required (remembering to
reset the counter),
– and place more active charcoal
filters (in holders) in the appliance.
Active charcoal filters and holders
can be obtained from your Miele
dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
^ appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
^ 2 appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor for approx.
2 seconds to confirm.
The counter is now reset.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until
c appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
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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 refrigerator section or freezer
section does not get cold.
^ Check whether the relevant section is
switched on. The temperature display
must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and the mains fuse has not tripped. If
it has there could be a fault with the
household electrical wiring, the
fridge-freezer or another electrical
appliance. Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
^ Check the temperature settings.
. . . the door to the freezer section
will not open because it has been
opened and closed too many times in
succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing it from opening. Wait a few
minutes and then try again. It should
now open without force.
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. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
section or freezer section is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been put in at the same time for
freezing?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature to
fall automatically.
^ Super cool has not yet switched itself
off.
^ Super freeze has not yet switched
itself off.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
Problem solving guide
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer section is too
warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, raise the temperature of the
room.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the freezer
section to become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
off sensor is flashing.
One of the sections is too warm,
because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been placed in the
appliance at once.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
and the correct temperature has been
reached, the alarm indicator will go out
and the alarm will stop.
. . . bars light up in the temperature
displays.
Check the temperature display about 6
hours after switching on the appliance.
Only temperatures within the range the
appliance can display will be shown.
. . . "_F" appears in the temperature
display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . the Change active charcoal filter
indicator is red.
^ Replace the active charcoal filters.
You can order replacement filters via
your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display.
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the last couple of
days because of a power cut.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor whilst "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section during the power cut.
Depending on the temperature
displayed, you should check the
condition of food in the freezer. If it has
defrosted or started to defrost, check
that it is still safe to use and if so use it
as soon as possible. Defrosted food
may only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
The warmest temperature will show in
the display for about 1 minute. The
display will then revert to showing the
current temperature in the freezer
section.
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Problem solving guide
. . . "dn" appears in the temperature
display.
The demonstration function is activated.
^ Call the Service Department.
. . . you cannot switch the ice cube
maker on.
^ Check whether the appliance is
connected to the electricity supply.
^ Lengthen the water intake time for the
ice cube maker (see "Making ice
cubes").
. . . the indicator light on the ice cube
maker flashes.
The ice cube tray is in its cleaning
position (see "Cleaning and care").
If this is not the case, then there is a
fault.
. . . the ice cube maker is not
producing any ice cubes.
^ Call the Service Department.
^ Was the water inlet pipe purged of air
by a qualified and competent person
before the appliance was used for
the first time?
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
^ Check whether the ice cube maker is
switched on.
^ Check whether the freezer section is
switched on.
^ Check whether the water inlet is
open.
^ Check that the ice cube drawer has
been closed properly.
It can take up to 24 hours to produce
the first ice cubes.
. . . the ice cube maker is only
producing small ice cubes.
The size of ice cubes which are
produced over a certain period of time
will depend on the water pressure
present.
If the ice cube maker is only producing
small ice cubes, the water pressure is
low.
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. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator section is not working.
^ Was the door left open for too long?
The lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15
minutes if the door is left open.
If this is not the case, then the interior
lighting 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.
Problem solving guide
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 doors while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
^ Unclip the front cover.
^ Remove the glass panel.
^ Unscrew the lamp and replace it with
a new one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, max. 25 W, E 14 fitting.
^ Slide the glass panel back in again.
^ Insert the cover and clip it into
position.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The condensate drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
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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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Mains water connection
Notes on connecting to the
mains water supply
Connection to the mains water
supply should only be carried out by
a qualified and competent person in
accordance with national and local
regulations.
The water quality must conform to
the requirements for drinking water
in the country the appliance is being
installed in.
The stopcock should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been built-in.
Connection to the water inlet
Before making plumbing
connections, ensure the appliance is
disconnected from the mains
electricity supply.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread.
– This appliance complies with IEC
61770 and EN 61770 (ATS 5200.101
in Australia).
– All items used for connecting the
appliance to the mains water supply
must comply with the current national
and local safety regulations in the
country in which the appliance is
being installed.
– The appliance is only suitable for
connection to the cold water supply.
– The water pressure (flow rate) must
be between 1.5 and 6 bar.
– The stainless steel hose is 1.5 m
long. This may only be lengthened
by means of a Miele extension hose.
This extension hose is available from
the Miele Spare Parts Department
and must only be fitted by a suitably
qualified fitter.
– A stopcock must be provided
between the stainless steel hose and
the household water supply to
ensure that the water supply can be
cut off if necessary.
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^ Connect the stainless steel hose to
the stopcock.
^ Ensure that it is screwed into position
correctly.
Before using the appliance for the first
time the water inlet pipe should be
purged of air by a qualified and
competent person.
– To do so the stainless steel hose
should be filled as far as possible
with water before being connected to
the solenoid valve.
– Mop up any spillages with a cloth.
Mains water connection
^ The stainless steel hose should be
attached to the solenoid valve at the
base of the appliance at the back.
^ Ensure that the hose is fitted correctly
and that it is water tight.
^ Turn on the stopcock slowly and
check the whole water system for
leaks.
^ The appliance can then be
connected to the electricity supply.
^ Push the appliance into its final
position.
When doing so, make sure that the
stainless steel hose is not kinked or
damaged.
After a maximum of 24 hours the first
ice cubes will drop out of the ice
cube maker and collect in the
drawer.
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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).
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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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
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance's energy
consumption.
This appliance must not be installed
directly next to another refrigerator
or freezer.
It does not have side-wall heating,
so installation next to another
refrigerator or freezer could cause a
build-up of condensation between
them.
Further information is available from
your dealer.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. The room
temperature should not go above or
below the climate range for which the
appliance is designed. The higher the
ambient temperature of the room, the
more energy the appliance requires to
operate.
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.
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 inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the cooling system
switching off for too long, causing the
internal temperature in the appliance to
rise with the risk of frozen food
deteriorating and going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
Aligning the appliance
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way. They
should be dusted on a regular basis.
Installation
^ Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ To align the appliance, adjust the
front feet using the spanner supplied.
Levelling the appliance door
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position with the back against the
wall.
^ Ensure that you unscrew adjusting
foot a from the hinge plate until it sits
on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by
a further 90°.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
KFN 14947 SDE ed/cs
A
B
C
2020
750
630
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Changing the door hinging
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:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a spanner.
Two people are needed for
changing the door hinging.
Removing the door handles
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back.
^ Pull side section b firmly back out of
the guides on the mounting plate.
^ Undo the 4 screws (Torx 15) in the
mounting plate, and remove the
handle.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
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Changing the door hinging
Before beginning, make sure that
the door shelves are empty.
Removing the soft-close mechanism
for the upper door
^ Open the upper door.
^ Slide panel a towards the appliance,
and leave it hanging between the
door and the appliance.
^ Fit restraining clip b (supplied with
the appliance) onto soft-close
mechanism c.
^ Remove panel a from the soft-close
mechanism by inserting a flat-bladed
screwdriver into the gap from above
and easing it off bit by bit.
The restraining clip stops the hinge
from snapping shut. Do not remove the
clip until told to do so.
Take care not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal is damaged, the
door will not close properly and
cooling will be impaired.
^ Carefully prise open cover d from
above and below using a flat-bladed
screwdriver.
^ Push hinge pin e up and out from
underneath using a flat-bladed
screwdriver.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove cover d.
Removing the upper door
The soft-close mechanism is now no
longer fixed to the appliance.
^ Remove panel a.
^ Slide soft-close mechanism bracket
f as far as it will go towards the
handle side of the door.
^ Undo screw g on the soft-close
mechanism and the spacer.
^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver push
the centre of the soft-close
mechanism towards the middle of the
door.
^ Then prise the soft-close mechanism
out of the hinge side of the door.
^ Then place it to one side.
^ Push the spacer out towards the
hinge side.
^ Then place the spacer to one side.
^ Gently loosen cover h by carefully
inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver
into the gap.
^ Remove cover h together with
retainer plate i.
^ Then separate retainer plate i from
cover h, by pushing it slightly to the
left and then pulling the cover
forwards and off.
^ Rotate retainer plate i by 180°.
^ Then fit cover h from the front over
retainer plate i, and push it over to
the right. The writing must be visible.
^ Unscrew hinge part j, rotate by
180° and fit to the opposite side. If
necessary drill pilot holes for the
screws.
^ Remove cover k by sliding it
forwards from the back and then
lifting it off.
^ Remove cover l by pulling it
upwards.
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Changing the door hinging
Caution. The upper door is not
secure as soon as the upper hinge
plate is removed.
^ Close the upper door.
Take care not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal is damaged, the
door will not close properly and
cooling will be impaired.
^ Undo screws m in upper hinge plate
n and pull it upwards and off.
^ Carefully lift the upper door off and
place it to one side.
^ Make sure that you leave the hinge
pin in the hinge plate in the middle of
the appliance, as otherwise the lower
door will be unsecured.
^ Then fit cover h together with
retainer plate i on the opposite side.
^ Refit cover l on the opposite side.
Removing the lower soft-close door
mechanism
^ Open the lower door.
^ Slide panel a towards the appliance,
and leave it hanging between the
door and the appliance.
^ Fit restraining clip b (supplied with
the appliance) onto soft-close
mechanism c.
The restraining clip stops the hinge
from snapping shut. Do not remove the
clip until told to do so.
^ Carefully remove cover d from the
side using a flat-bladed screwdriver.
^ With the help of another person, tip
the appliance back slightly.
^ Remove panel a from the soft-close
mechanism and ease it off carefully
from above bit by bit.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Then place the spacer to one side.
Removing the lower door
^ Close the lower door.
^ Push hinge pin e up and out from
underneath.
The soft-close mechanism is now no
longer fixed to the appliance.
^ Remove panel a.
^ Pull the middle hinge pin i upwards
to remove it.
^ Carefully lift the lower door off and
place it to one side.
^ Pull cover j off.
^ Unscrew hinge plate k, rotate it by
180° and fit it on the opposite side.
^ Slide soft-close mechanism bracket
f as far as it will go towards the
handle side of the door.
^ Undo screw g on the soft-close
mechanism and the spacer.
^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver push
the centre of the soft-close
mechanism towards the middle of the
door.
^ Then prise the soft-close mechanism
out of the hinge side of the door.
^ Then place it to one side.
^ Push the spacer out towards the
hinge side.
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^ Turn plastic cover h 180° and refit it
in the centre of hinge plate k.
^ Refit cover j on the opposite side.
Changing the door hinging
^ Unscrew part g from hinge plate f,
rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole
on the opposite side of the hinge
plate.
^ Refit cover cap d in the other hole.
^ Remove cover h.
^ Unscrew and refit screw i into the
outer hole on the opposite side.
^ Turn cover h through 180°, and fit it
into the holes on the other side.
^ Screw hinge plate f into position on
the opposite side using the two outer
long slots only. To make it possible to
align the door later, do not replace
the centre screw at this stage.
^ Remove cap l from the bearing
bush in the door and refit on the
opposite side.
Refitting the lower door
^ Important. Screw the adjustable foot
c into hinge pin a as far as it will go.
^ Refit hinge pin a together with disc
b and adjustable foot c. Important.
The notch at the bottom of the hinge
pin should face towards the back.
^ Place the lower door onto hinge pin
a.
^ Close the lower door.
^ Pull hinge pin a together with disc b
and adjustable foot c upwards and
off.
^ Remove cover cap d.
^ Undo screws e and take hinge plate
f off.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Fit hinge pin i into middle hinge
plate k in the lower door.
Replacing the lower soft-close door
mechanism
^ Remove cover a from panel b,
rotate it by 180° and refit it on the
other side.
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^ Clip the spacer into position on the
handle side (A).
^ Then clip the soft-close mechanism
into position on the hinge side (B).
Then push both parts from the
middle until they click firmly into
position.
^ Screw the spacer and the soft-close
mechanism together securely using
screw c.
Changing the door hinging
Refitting the upper door
^ Then fit the upper door on middle
hinge pin i.
^ Close the upper door.
^ Attach panel b to soft-close
mechanism bracket d.
^ Align bracket d to the hinge plate,
and insert pin e from above so that
the right angle fits into the recess.
^ Click cover f back into place.
Make sure that cover f fits properly so
that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is protected.
^ Remove retaining clip g.
^ Fit hinge plate n onto the opposite
side and secure it with screws m.
If necessary drill pilot holes for the
screws or use a battery operated
screwdriver.
^ Refit cover k on the opposite side.
^ Align the door with the appliance
housing using the long slots in the
lower hinge plate. Then tighten the
screws.
^ Replace panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
^ Close the lower door.
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Changing the door hinging
Replacing the upper soft-close door
mechanism
^ Remove cover a from panel b,
rotate it by 180° and refit it on the
other side.
^ Screw the spacer and the soft-close
mechanism together securely using
screw c.
^ Attach panel b to soft-close
mechanism bracket d.
^ Clip the spacer into position on the
handle side (A).
^ Then clip the soft-close mechanism
into position on the hinge side (B).
Then push both parts from the
middle until they click firmly into
position.
^ Push cover e on from the side so
that the openings for the pin f are
vertically aligned.
^ Align bracket d to the hinge plate,
and insert pin f from above so that
the right angle fits into the recess.
^ Clip cover e into position.
Make sure that cover e fits properly so
that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is protected.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove retaining clip g.
Mounting plate c must be positioned
on the side of the door so that when the
door is closed it is flush with the side of
the appliance.
If this is not the case,
^ tighten both grub screws a with a
suitable allen key until mounting plate
c lines up correctly.
^ Replace panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
^ Close the upper door.
Refitting the handles
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handles. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
^ Then tighten all 4 screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
It is important to check that the side
section of the handle d does not
come into contact with the door seal
when opening the door, as this
would damage the door seal
permanently.
If, after you have refitted the handle,
you find that the side section does
touch the door seal when the door is
opened:
^ Realign mounting plate c with grub
screws a until the mounting plate
and the side section of the handle d
are at the correct angle and the side
section does not touch the door seal
when the door is opened.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
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Aligning the appliance doors
The appliance doors can be aligned
with the housing after they have been
fitted.
To align the upper door use the long
outer slots in the middle hinge plate:
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what you have
to do.
To align the lower door use the long
outer slots in the lower hinge plate:
^ Slightly loosen the three screws c.
^ Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
^ Then tighten screws c.
^ Remove centre screw a from the
hinge plate.
^ Slightly loosen both outer screws b.
^ Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
^ Then tighten screws b again. Screw
a does not need to be used again.
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Building in the appliance
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
When built into a kitchen run (max.
depth 580 mm) the appliance can be
installed directly next to a kitchen
furniture housing unit. The appliance
door will protrude in front of furniture
fronts at the sides by 34 mm and by
55 mm in the middle of the door. This
enables the doors to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
a Top box
When installed next to a wall d a
distance of approx. 55 mm must be
maintained on the hinge side between
the wall d and the appliance b, so
that the doors and the handles have
sufficient space for opening.
b Appliance
c Housing unit
d Wall
The appliance can be installed in a
kitchen run. To match the height of the
rest of the kitchen, the appliance can
be fitted with a suitable top box a.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance across the entire width of the
top box for air to circulate.
The cross section of the air outlet under
the room ceiling must be at least
300 cm2 to ensure that air can circulate
without hindrance. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption.
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