Operating and installation instructions Fridge freezer KT

Operating and installation instructions
Fridge freezer
KT 12410 S
KT 12510 S
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. 07 932 620
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
. . . in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Winter setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Unpacked meats and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Approx. 24 hours before placing fresh food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . 24
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Approx. 24 hours after placing fresh food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Appliance doors, side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Problem solving guide . . ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off and temperature selector
b Winter setting switch
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c Light contact switch
Guide to the appliance
a Freezer section shelf
b Butter and cheese compartment
c Refrigerator shelves
d Door shelf/Egg tray
e On/Off and temperature selector,
interior lighting and
winter setting switch
f Condensate channel and
drain hole
g Fruit and vegetable containers
h Bottle shelf
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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 safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
damage to property.
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.
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 can only be used by
people with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, if they are
supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Safety with children
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it or near it, or to
play with the controls, or to swing on
the door.
~ Do not allow children to play with the
packaging material, e.g. plastic bags
and wrappings. Danger of suffocation.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store food as well
as to store deep frozen food, freeze
fresh food and to prepare ice.
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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.
It 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.
- 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
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
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~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
matches 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 adapter or an extension
lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when it is correctly earthed. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is observed and regularly
tested and where there is any doubt,
the household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
~ In areas which may be subject to
infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its
surroundings in a clean condition at all
times. Any damage which may be
caused by cockroaches or other vermin
will not be covered by the guarantee.
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
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.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
~ While the appliance is under
~ Do not refreeze partially or fully
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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.
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.
Do not store explosive materials in
~ The appliance must be isolated from ~
the appliance or any products
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
~ 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).
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof in the refrigerator,
make sure it is tightly closed and stored
upright.
Danger of explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode. Danger
of injury and damage to the appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour; otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Observe the "use-by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on 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.
~ Do not place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These will damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause the
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build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
~ 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 in the appliance or the
refrigerator door, make sure 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.
~ This 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
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How to save energy
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 Where there is a high
temperature is approx. 20°C. ambient room temperature.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Ventilation gaps covered or
dusty.
Compressor and metal grille Dust build-up on the
(heat exchanger) dusted at compressor and metal grille
least once a year.
(heat exchanger).
With a medium setting of 2
Temperature
to 3.
setting with
a thermostat which
is approximate
(set in stages).
Temperature
setting with
a thermostat which
is exact to the
degree
(digital display).
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
PerfectFresh zone just
above 0 °C
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to
12 °C
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With a higher setting: the
lower the temperature, 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 18°C.
How to save energy
Normal energy consumption Increased energy
consumption
Use
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organised
way.
Frequent opening of the door
for long periods will cause a
loss of coldness. The
appliance works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
Take an insulated cool bag
with you when shopping and
place food in the appliance as
soon as possible.
Replace any food removed
rapidly, before it begins to
thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the
temperature inside the
appliance. The appliance
works harder to cool down
and the compressor runs for
longer periods.
Store food covered or
packaged.
The evaporation or
condensation of liquids will
cause a loss of coldness in the
refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance
to allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
(maximum) has built up.
A build-up of ice slows down
the cooling process.
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Switching on and off
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
scratching during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
Cleaning
^ 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.
Switching off
^ Turn the On/Off and temperature
selector in an anti-clockwise direction
from "1" back to the "0" position. You
will meet a little resistance, but this
should be ignored.
The interior light will not come on when
you open the door and the cooling
process will be switched off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
Switching on
^ switch the appliance off,
^ Turn the On/Off and temperature
selector in a clockwise direction
away from the "0" position.
^ disconnect it from the mains. Switch
off at the wall and withdraw the plug
from the socket, or disconnect the
mains fuse.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
^ defrost the freezer section,
The appliance will start cooling and the
interior light in the refrigerator section
will come on if you open the door.
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.
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^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the 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.
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.
– bathwater and other household
thermometers are not very accurate.
It is best to use an electronic
thermometer.
– Do not measure the temperature of
the air in the appliance. The result
will not reflect the temperature in the
food.
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– Try to open the door as little as
possible during the measuring
period, as warm room air will enter
the refrigerator every time the door is
opened.
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
. . . in the freezer section
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator section
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the middle of the refrigerator section.
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.
If you wish to check the temperature in
the refrigerator section,
^ place a thermometer in a glass of
water and then place the glass in the
middle of the refrigerator section.
After about 24 hours, the thermometer
will show the approximate temperature
in the refrigerator section.
Please note the following:
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The correct temperature
Setting the temperature
The temperature is set with the On/Off
and temperature selector.
^ Turn it to a setting between 1 and 7.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
A middle range setting is usually
sufficient.
However, if frozen food is to be stored
in the freezer section then a setting of
between 4 and 7 is recommended to
ensure that the required temperature in
the freezer section is maintained.
It is also advisable to set the
temperature within this range, if
– the doors are opened frequently,
– large quantities of food are stored
inside the appliance,
– there is a high ambient temperature.
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Winter setting
With very low ambient temperatures
at or below 18 °C the freezer section
may not be able to maintain its
temperature which could result in
frozen food beginning to thaw. The
winter setting is designed to prevent
this happening.
To freeze fresh food effectively, you
must activate the winter setting before
putting fresh food into the freezer
section.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
To activate the winter setting
It is not necessary to activate the
winter setting:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 1 kg fresh food
in any one day.
^ Press the switch for the winter setting
to "1".
Activating
The compressor will switch on more
frequently, lowering the temperature in
the freezer section to the required level.
Activate the winter setting 24 hours
before putting fresh food into the
freezer section for freezing.
To deactivate the winter setting
As soon as the ambient temperature
rises above 18 °C , the winter setting
should be switched off.
^ Press the switch for the winter setting
to "0".
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
^ Press the switch for the winter setting
to "1".
The compressor will run switch on more
frequently, lowering the temperature in
the freezer section.
Deactivating
The fresh food will be frozen approx.
24 hours after placing it in the freezer
section and the winter setting can then
be deactivated.
^ Press the switch for the winter setting
to "0".
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
Warmest area
The warmest areas in the refrigerator
are in the top section towards the front
and in the top of the door. Use this for
storing butter and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest areas in a refrigerator are
directly above the vegetable containers
and next to the back wall.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
If storing 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.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the appliance.
Food which should not be
stored in a 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:
– Pineapple, avocado, bananas,
pomegranate, mango, melon,
papaya, passion fruit, citrus fruit
(such as lemons, oranges,
mandarins, grapefruit).
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
– Aubergines/egg plant, cucumber,
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.
Always observe the use-by date and
recommended storage temperature.
Time out of the refrigerator e.g. during
transportation should be kept to a
minimum. For example, do not allow
food to stay in a hot car for too long.
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.
Storing food correctly
Store food covered or packaged. This
will prevent food smells from affecting
other foods, food from drying out, and
also any cross-contamination of
bacteria. The growth of bacteria, such
as salmonella, can be avoided by
setting the correct temperature and
maintaining good standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables may be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
However, you should bear in mind that
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.
Some fruit and vegetables react
strongly to this gas and should not be
stored together.
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of
this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado, 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.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Unpacked meats and vegetables
Meat
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.
Meat should be stored unwrapped.
(Undo wrappings slightly to leave meat
loosely covered, and leave containers
open). This permits air to circulate
around the meat, allowing the surface
to dry slightly, which helps prevent the
growth of bacteria. To prevent the risk
of bacterial cross-contamination, do not
let meat come into direct contact with
other foods.
Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ 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.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Push the rear half of the glass shelf
up slightly from below.
^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other.
The shelf with the raised edge must
be at the back.
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle
shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
^ At the same time, pull the front half of
the glass shelf forwards slightly and
then push it carefully under the rear
half.
To move the split shelf:
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer section 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.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less.
As there is not so much moisture, it is
easier for the food to reabsorb it during
the defrosting process, and very little
water collects around the defrosted
food.
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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– and 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 section 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.
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 and immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh food or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer section. This causes already
frozen food to thaw and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot food and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer section.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin liners
- plastic carrier bags
^ 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.
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Freezing and storing food
Approx. 24 hours before placing
fresh food in the freezer section
^ Turn the On/Off and temperature
selector to a medium or high (cold)
setting.
^ Activate the winter setting function
(see "Winter setting").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer section to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer section
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the freezer section 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.
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.
Approx. 24 hours after placing fresh
food in the freezer section
^ Turn the On/Off and temperature
selector to a slightly lower setting.
^ Deactivate the winter setting.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– 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
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.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while
defrosting. Catch the liquid and
dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables
due to changes in the cell structure.
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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Freezing and storing food
Ice cubes
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it at the bottom of
the freezer section.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer
section.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer section, make sure bottles are
not left in for more than one hour, as
they could burst.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
The refrigerator section defrosts
automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. You do not need to
remove this, as it will defrost and
evaporate automatically with the
warmth generated by the compressor.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
Freezer section
The freezer section does not defrost
automatically.
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer, e.g. on the internal walls.
How much ice and frost accumulates in
the appliance will depend on the
following:
– whether the appliance door has
been opened frequently or left open
for a while.
– whether a large quantity of fresh food
has been placed in the freezer
section at once.
– whether there has been an increase
in the humidity in the room.
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Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in
certain circumstances can prevent the
door from closing properly. Too thick a
layer of ice also reduces efficiency and
increases energy consumption.
^ The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated.
The best time to defrost the freezer
compartment is when:
– there is very little food or no food left
in the appliance,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
Defrosting
Before defrosting
^ The day before defrosting the freezer,
turn the On/Off and temperature
selector to a medium to cold setting
(approx. 6) and activate the winter
setting (see "Winter setting") to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer compartment and wrap it in
several layers of newspaper or cloths.
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.
^ Deactivate the winter setting and
switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
^ Open the freezer section door.
^ and store it in a cool place until the
freezer is ready for use again.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
glass cold plate from the freezer.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed on a
saucer in the freezer compartment.
Closing the door in this instance will
help retain warmth and speed up the
defrosting process.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible. The longer
the food is left out at room
temperature, the faster it goes off.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Do not place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
parts.
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Do not let water get into the
condensate channel and drain hole.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Put the cold plate and the freezer
drawers back into the appliance.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer section.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that water cannot get into
the On/Off and temperature selector
dial, the light or the ventilation gaps.
Do not let water get into the
condensate channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use a steam cleaning appliance
to defrost or clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
^ Switch off the appliance.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Defrost the freezer section.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
Remove soiling immediately to
prevent it from drying on.
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
The following are dishwasher safe:
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– the butter dish, egg trays, ice cube
tray (depending on model)
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– the shelves and bottle shelf in the
door
– the butter and cheese compartment
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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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.
Cleaning and care
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Appliance doors, side panels
Remove any soiling from 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.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Back of appliance compressor and metal grille
The compressor and the metal grille at
the back of the appliance (heat
exchanger) must be dusted at least
once a year. A build-up of dust will
increase the energy consumption of the
appliance.
Make sure that the cable and other
components do not get broken off,
bent or damaged in any way during
cleaning.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ The 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
^ After cleaning, wipe with clean water
and dry with a soft cloth.
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
^ Plug in the appliance again and
switch on using the On/Off and
temperature selector.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the doors.
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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.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting Miele.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cold.
^ Make sure that the On/Off and
temperature selector is not set at "0".
^ 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, contact a qualified electrician
or Miele Service.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been frozen at the same time?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature in
the refrigerator to fall automatically.
For this reason, do not exceed the
maximum quantity of food that can
be frozen at once - see the data
plate.
^ Has the winter setting been activated?
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
dusty.
^ Check whether the ambient
temperature is too warm.
The higher the ambient temperature,
the longer the compressor will run.
Follow the advice given in
"Installation - Location".
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become dusty.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
section is too low.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Turn the On/Off and temperature
selector to a warmer setting.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Check that the freezer section door
has been closed properly.
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer section.
If it has, then the freezer section will
need defrosting.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer is too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, increase 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 to
become too warm.
^ Activate the winter setting (see
"Winter setting").
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer section.
^ Check whether the freezer section
door closes properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer
section.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
. . . the interior light cover is warm
even though the door has not been
opened for a while
This is not a fault.
This appliance is equipped with a
winter setting.
If the ambient temperature surrounding
the appliance drops to below 18 °C,
and the winter setting is not activated,
the compressor will run less often
causing the freezer section to become
too warm.
With the winter setting activated, the
interior light will come on automatically,
even with the door closed, if the
ambient temperature surrounding the
appliance drops below 18 °C. This
warms up the temperature inside the
refrigerator section.
The warmth created by the light being
on causes the compressor to start up
more frequently and thus lower the
temperature in the freezer section
again.
Please be aware that the appliance will
not work properly if the ambient
temperature drops below 10°C, even
with the winter setting activated. If this
happens you will need to increase the
ambient temperature in the room in
which the appliance is installed.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator is not working.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator
section is wet.
^ First check whether the light contact
switch is sticking or the On/Off and
temperature selector is at "0".
The condensate drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If neither is the case, then the lamp is
defective.
Replace the lamp as quickly as
possible.
Otherwise the winter setting cannot
function if activated.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Reach under the back of the light
cover, and pull the cover off.
^ Remove the lamp and replace with a
new one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, E 14 cap
See the old lamp for the Wattage
required.
^ Replace the cover.
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If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature, it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety (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.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply. The
fuse rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Installation
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.
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.
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Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
+10°C to +38°C
+10°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.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be
covered over. The air inlet and outlet
must not be covered or blocked in any
way. They should be dusted on a
regular basis.
Installation
^ Remove 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.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position with the back against the
wall.
Installation
Aligning the appliance
^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
KT 12410 S
KT 12510 S
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A
B
C
1425 mm
1570 mm
550 mm
550 mm
628 mm
628 mm
Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
It is essential that the changing of
the door hinging is carried out by
two people.
In the following illustration the doors
are not shown in the closed position
to make it easier to see what
happens next.
^ Close the lower appliance door.
^ With the upper door closed, pull
hinge pin e downwards to remove it.
^ Open the upper door carefully, and
pull it downwards and off.
^ Take care not to lose the washers.
^ Remove cover f, and unscrew hinge
bracket g.
^ Refit bracket h and cover i turned
through 180° on the opposite side.
^ Undo screw a on the lower door
bearing b.
^ Screw hinge bracket g into the
opposite side.
^ Open the lower door carefully, and
pull it upwards and off.
^ Take hinge pin c out of the door
bearing and place to to one side.
^ Unscrew door bearing b and screw
it into position on the opposite side.
^ Remove cover d and refit on the
opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Unscrew hinge pin j and fit it into
the neighbouring hole in the hinge
bracket.
^ Turn cover f through 180°, and fit it
on the other side.
^ Remove stoppers k, and unscrew
hinge bracket l.
^ Turn hinge bracket l through 180°
and screw into position on the
opposite side.
^ Refit stoppers k on the opposite
side.
^ Remove the stoppers from the door
bearing bushes in the doors and refit
on the opposite side.
^ Hang the upper door on hinge pin j
and then close the appliance door.
^ Push hinge pin e with the longer
section at the top from below into
hinge bracket l in the upper door.
^ Hang the lower appliance door on
hinge pin e.
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^ Fit hinge pin c from below into the
lower door.
^ Slowly close the lower door. As you
do so hinge pin c will slide into the
guides on the side of door bearing
b.
^ Secure hinge pin c by fitting screw
a into the door bearing.
Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door handle
^ Carefully remove cover a and
stoppers b from the sides using a
flatheaded screwdriver.
^ Turn the handle 180° and fit to the
opposite side.
^ First screw it at the side and then in
the middle g.
^ Push cover c to the left by placing a
suitable wooden or plastic tool d in
the groove on the right hand side.
^ In the same way, replace cover a
and stoppers b on the opposite
side.
^ Carefully remove cover c.
^ Replace centre cover c by engaging
it first on the left and then on the right
hand side.
Be careful not to let the tool slip,
causing damage to the appliance.
^ Loosen screws e on the handle side
and in the middle, and remove
handle f.
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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 installed next to a wall d a
distance of approx. 30 mm is needed
on the hinge side between the wall d
and the appliance b, so that the doors
have sufficient space for opening.
When securing to adjoining furniture or
if a spacer is fitted between the
appliance and the wall, please note the
following:
^ Check that the doors can be opened.
a Top box
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 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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^ Do not drill within the greyed out
area (see diagram) as this would
damage insulated parts of the
appliance.
^ Secure the appliance to the adjoining
kitchen furniture unit using
self-tapping screws. The maximum
depth you can screw into the
refrigerator is 10 mm. Do not exceed
this amount.
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KT 12410 S, KT 12510 S
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