Miele KWL 4912 S ed Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Wine storage unit
KWL 4712 S ed
KWL 4912 S ed
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.
G
M.-Nr. 06 813 570
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Miele{home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Optional accessory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The optimum temperature and humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling) button m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Air filtering with the active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storing wine bottles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Wooden shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Descriptive labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maximum capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Door lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Contents
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Description of the appliance
a Safety lock indicator light
b On/Off button
c Temperature display
d Temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
e Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button with indicator light
f Alarm off button
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Description of the appliance
a Door lock
b Interior lighting
c Wooden shelf with shelf edge trim for
descriptive labels
d Condensate channel and
drain hole
e Active charcoal filter
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Miele{home
Optional accessory
The Miele|home system enables you
to check information about your wine
storage unit at any time.
For example, if a temperature alarm,
power cut or other fault message
occurs, this information will be relayed
directly to the Miele|home system.
You will need a Miele|home master
appliance (e.g. the Miele|home
InfoControl) and your appliance must
be fitted with Communication module
(XKM 2000 KF) to benefit from this
feature.
Please refer to the leaflet supplied with
the Miele|home Communication
module for details on how to install it
and on how to sign it on to your
Miele|home system.
The Miele|home master appliance is
supplied with its own operating
instructions.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Please ensure that the appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person. The
plug must be rendered useless and the
cable cut off directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. See the
"Warning and Safety" section of this
booklet for further details.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please dispose of your old appliance at
your local community waste collection /
recycling centre and not with your
household waste.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both
personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct usage
This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for storing wine.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting from
incorrect or improper use or operation.
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This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is environmentally friendly. It is,
however, flammable and care must be
taken during transportation and setting
up of the appliance that no parts of the
cooling system are damaged. Leaking
coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that
the rating on the data plate
corresponds to the voltage and
frequency of the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
Warning and Safety instructions
The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is present and 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).
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation
instructions.
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons in accordance with national
and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held liable.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn, or
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit is withdrawn, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Use
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance. Thermostats
switching on may produce sparks
which could present a fire hazard.
Flammable compounds could explode.
Do not use any electrical
equipment in this appliance.
Danger of sparking and explosion!
Do not use any oils or grease on
the door seal, as these will cause
the seal to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair
the efficiency of the appliance, increase
the electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges
(ambient temperatures), and should not
be used outside this range. The climate
range for your appliance is stated on
the data plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
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 clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch
or lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
Before disposing of an old
appliance, unplug it and render the
plug useless. Cut off the cable directly
behind the appliance and at the plug to
prevent misuse.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
To avoid the danger of children
accidentally locking themselves in
the appliance, do not store the key for
the door lock near the appliance and
keep it out of the reach of children.
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
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 appliance guarantee.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
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– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
The stainless steel surfaces have a
layer of protective foil to prevent
scratching during transportation.
^ Press the On/Off button briefly until
the temperature display becomes
dark.
^ Do not remove this foil until the
appliance has been installed or built
in. Start at one of the upper corners.
The temperature display will go out and
the cooling process will be switched off.
(If this does not happen, the safety lock
is still activated).
^ Treat stainless steel surfaces with a
conditioning agent for stainless steel,
such as Neoblank (available from the
Miele UK Spare Parts Department).
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
on the label.
Safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing-up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
^ Press and hold the constant humidity
button for approx. 5 seconds.
Switching on
The constant humidity button indicator
light will start flashing and a ; will flash
in the temperature display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
; will light up constantly in the display.
^ Press the On/Off button briefly until
the temperature display lights up or
flashes.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
interior lighting will come on when the
door is opened.
^ You can now choose between ; 0
and ; 1 by pressing the temperature
selector buttons:
0: the safety lock is de-activated,
1: the safety lock is activated.
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Switching on and off
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
The safety lock indicator light X will
light up when the safety lock has been
activated.
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of setting mode.
If you do not do this, the electronics
will revert to normal operation after 2
minutes.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday,
^ switch the appliance off,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The optimum temperature and humidity
Wine keeps on maturing depending on
the surrounding conditions. The length
of time for which wine can be kept in
good condition will therefore depend
not only on the temperature but also on
the air quality.
The wine storage unit with its constant
ideal temperature, increased air
humidity and odour free atmosphere
offers the perfect conditions for storing
your wine.
Temperature
Wine can be stored at a temperature
between 5 °C and 18 °C. The optimum
temperature is around 10-12 °C. Red
and white wine can be stored together
at this temperature and most white
wines can be consumed at this
temperature. It is best to take red wine
out of the wine storage unit about two
hours before drinking. Open the wine to
allow it to breathe and to develop its
aroma. After two hours, red wine will be
at the correct temperature for drinking.
Safety features
A thermostat prevents the temperature
in the wine storage unit falling below
2 °C. If the external temperature should
drop below this level, a heater element
in the appliance switches on
automatically to keep the temperature
inside as constant as possible.
Setting the temperature
The temperature is set using the two
buttons under the temperature display.
Press the
+ button : to increase the temperature
(it gets warmer)
– button: to reduce the temperature (it
gets colder)
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
If wine is stored at a temperature above
22 °C it will mature too quickly. Wine
should not be stored below 5 °C for a
long period of time as it will not mature
fully at this low temperature.
When pressing the buttons, the
following information shows in the
display:
Fluctuations in temperature put wine
under stress and interrupt the maturing
process. It is therefore very important to
maintain a constant temperature.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
A constant temperature will be
maintained in the appliance at an
ambient room temperature of 8 to
43 °C. (This is a wider temperature
range than the climate range quoted on
the data plate).
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The optimum temperature and humidity
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button, the current temperature
inside the appliance is automatically
shown.
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible.
The level of brightness can be
adjusted:
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted from
5 °C to 22 °C.
Temperature display
^ Press and hold the constant humidity
button for approx. 5 seconds.
During normal operation, the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature inside the
appliance.
The constant humidity button indicator
light will start flashing and a ; will flash
in the temperature display.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display, only bars will light up
in the temperature display.
Depending on the ambient temperature
and the setting, it can take the
appliance up to 8 hours to reach the
temperature required and for this
temperature to then be shown as a
constant temperature in the display.
The temperature display will flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the wine storage
unit is too high or too low.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until ^ appears in
the display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
^ will light up constantly in the display.
^ You can now adjust the level of
brightness by pressing the
temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 5:
1: lowest setting,
5: brightest setting.
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
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The optimum temperature and humidity
Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button m
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of setting mode.
If you do not do this, the electronics
will revert automatically to normal
operation after 2 minutes.
Humidity level
It is very important to store wine in an
atmosphere with a high humidity level
so that the corks remain moist on the
outside. A refrigerator with its low
humidity level is therefore not the best
place to store wine. Low humidity
causes corks to dry out from the
outside, and so do not seal the bottles
as tightly. Wine should be stored lying
down to keep the corks moist from the
inside too. Air entering the bottle will
inevitably spoil the wine.
An ideal humidity level of up to 70 %
will be maintained inside the appliance
as long as the ambient room
temperature is between 15°C and 35°C.
Useful tip: Before serving, stand the
wine upright for at least two hours, or
the entire day if possible, to allow any
sediment to settle at the bottom of the
bottle.
Dynamic cooling raises the relative
humidity inside the wine storage unit
and distributes the humidity and the
temperature evenly around the interior
so that you can store all your wine
under the exactly the same excellent
conditions.
Switching on Dynamic cooling
If you would like to use the wine storage
unit to store wine long term, we
recommend that you keep the Dynamic
cooling function switched on. This will
create a continuous climate in the
cabinet which imitates that of a wine
cellar.
^ Press the constant humidity button
m. The indicator light will come on.
Even if Dynamic cooling has not
been switched on, the fan in the
appliance will come on automatically
when the cooling system switches
on to ensure your wine is kept in the
optimum climate.
The fan automatically switches off
when the door is open.
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The optimum temperature and humidity
Switching off Dynamic cooling
The appliance uses slightly more
energy and is a little noisier when the
Dynamic cooling function is switched
on. If you are storing your wine for the
long term and so have Dynamic cooling
switched on constantly, you can switch
it off now and then if you like.
To switch it off, press the constant
humidity button m. The indicator light
will go out.
Air filtering with the active
charcoal filter
The active charcoal filter achieves
optimum air quality by filtering the
incoming air.
Fresh air from the outside enters the
appliance via the active charcoal filter.
The dynamic cooling system then
distributes the air evenly throughout the
cabinet.
Filtering the incoming air through the
active charcoal filter ensures that all the
air entering the appliance is fresh and
free from dust and smells.
This in turn ensures your wine does not
absorb any unwanted odours.
Replace the active charcoal filter
with a new one once a year (see
"Cleaning and care"). These are
available from your Miele Dealer or
the Miele Spare Parts Department.
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Storing wine bottles
Wooden shelves
Descriptive labels
Any vibration or movement of the bottle
can affect the wine by interrupting the
natural respiration process and so
impair the taste.
Use the labels supplied to identify your
wine quickly and easily.
As far as possible, store bottles of the
same type of wine beside each other
on the same shelf. Removing a bottle of
one type will then leave the other types
undisturbed and will avoid the need to
move different bottles around.
The wooden shelves are removable
and height-adjustable and can be
arranged to suit your individual
requirements.
^ Insert the labels from above into the
front of the shelves.
Additional labels can be purchased
from your Miele Dealer or the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
Maximum capacity
The following data was obtained using
standard Bordeaux wine bottles (0.75 l)
and the number of shelves supplied
with the appliance.
– KWL 4712 S ed: up to 162 bottles
– KWL 4912 S ed: up to 187 bottles
Door lock
You can lock the door of the wine
storage unit to prevent it being opened
without your knowledge.
^ Insert the key in the door lock.
^ Press it down and turn it 90° until the
door lock engages.
^ Remove the key by pulling it
upwards.
To unlock the appliance, carry out the
procedure in the reverse order but turn
the key in the opposite direction.
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Alarm
Your appliance is fitted with a warning
system which ensures that the
temperature cannot rise or fall
unnoticed and impair the wine.
Temperature alarm
The alarm will sound if the temperature
in the appliance rises approx. 4 °C
above or falls approx. 4 °C below the
set temperature. The temperature
display will flash at the same time.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash:
– when you switch the appliance on,
and for as long as the temperature
differs as described above from the
temperature set.
– if the door has been left open for a
while in order to re-arrange or take
wine bottles out and warm air has
entered the appliance.
– if a large number of wine bottles are
put into the storage unit at once.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for more than approx. 3 minutes.
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Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the appliance, the alarm
stops and the temperature display
lights up constantly. However, if the
noise disturbs you, you can switch the
alarm off before this if you wish.
^ Press the Alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
set temperature has been reached or
the door has been shut again. The
display then lights up constantly.
Defrosting
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the appliance whilst it
is in use. These are automatically
removed and defrosted 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 never blocked so
that condensate can flow away
without hindrance.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Stainless steel surfaces can be
treated using a conditioning agent
for stainless steel such as Neoblank
(available for the Miele UK Spare
Parts Department). Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions on the
label.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the lighting.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
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^ Switch the appliance off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Accessories and shelves should
all be hand-washed only.
^ 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.
^ Clean stainless steel surfaces with a
suitable cleaning agent following the
manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging.
^ 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.
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department which is suitable for
cleaning surfaces such as stainless
steel, glass, plastic and chrome
without the use of chemicals.
Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
Active charcoal filter
^ 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.
Replace the active charcoal filter with a
new one once a year. Active charcoal
filters are available from your Miele
Dealer or the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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.
^ Turn the filter 90° clockwise or
anti-clockwise.
^ Remove the filter.
^ Insert a new filter with the handle in
the vertical position.
^ Turn the filter 90° clockwise or
anti-clockwise until it clicks into
position.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance back on.
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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 the Miele Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the 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 metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The appliance door is being opened
frequently.
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^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the alarm sounds and the
temperature display flashes.
The temperature in the interior has risen
higher or fallen lower than the
temperature that has been set. This
could be due to:
^ the appliance door being opened too
often.
^ a blocked ventilation gap.
^ a lengthy interruption to the power
supply.
Once the problem has been resolved
the temperature display will light up
constantly and the alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
Only temperatures within the range the
appliance can display will be shown. If
the temperature is not within this range,
a bar will be displayed instead.
. . . "F1" appears in the temperature
display.
There is a fault. Call the Miele Service
Department.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
Problem solving guide
. . . the interior light is not working.
^ Was the door left open for too long?
The lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15
minutes.
If the door has been open for less than
15 minutes, then there is a fault.
Call the Miele Service Department.
Do not remove the light cover.
Should the cover be damaged or
need to be removed due to damage,
exercise caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser beam class 1M)
which you should avoid looking at
directly. Do not use optical
instruments to look at the lighting
either!
. . . mould has begun to form on the
wine bottle lables.
Mould can begin to form on the labels,
depending on the type of adhesive
used.
^ Wash the wine bottles and remove
any adhesive residue.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
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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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20 °C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: The lower the
temperature in the compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12 °C
Installation
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
than 16 °C or 18 °C.
StayFresh zone just above 0 °C
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Defrosting
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Increased energy
consumption
Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of ice hinders the cold
ice one centimetre thick has built from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
up.
consumption.
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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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 install a residual current
device (RCD) with a trip current of 30
mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664,
VDE 0100, Section 739).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Ventilation
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance’s energy consumption.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed. The
higher the ambient temperature of the
room, the more energy the appliance
requires to operate.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
The appliance can be placed directly
against a wall. 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 any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Remove
any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position.
Aligning the appliance
Climate range
The 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
+18°C to +38°C
+18°C to +43°C
^ To align the appliance adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
This appliance can operate in a wider
room temperature range than indicated
by the climate range. A constant
temperature will be maintained in the
appliance at an ambient room
temperature of 8 to 43 °C. It is
important that the room temperature
should be kept within this range.
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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.
We recommend that the changing of
the door hinging is carried out by a
qualified kitchen fitter.
It is essential that the procedure is
carried out by two people.
Removing the door handle:
First the side section of the handle must
be removed:
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back, creating a
gap d between side section b and
mounting plate c.
^ Place a suitable object (e.g. a spoon
handle) in gap d, and slowly lever
the handle towards the door.
Be careful not to let the "spoon
handle" slip, causing damage to the
appliance.
The side section b can now be
removed.
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^ Pull side section b out of the guides
on the mounting plate.
^ Loosen 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.
Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door:
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what happens
next.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ If necessary unlock the door.
the door. Please note the shape of
the notch in the bearing bush (insert
x).
^ Turn hinge pin f 90 ° until it is
securely positioned in the bearing
bush.
^ Then refit cover cap e on the
opposite side of the door.
^ Remove cover g from the top of the
appliance and unscrew hinge
bracket h.
^ Insert hinge pin i in the second hole
of hinge bracket h.
^ Refit brackets j and k as well as
cover l turned through 180° on the
opposite side.
^ Screw hinge bracket h into the
opposite side.
^ Turn cover g through 180°, and fit it
on the other side.
^ Remove plug m from the top of the
door and refit on the opposite side.
^ Unscrew screw a out of lower hinge
bracket b.
^ Raise the door, open it outwards and
remove it carefully.
^ Place the door on upper hinge pin i.
^ Swing the door slowly inwards so that
lower hinge pin f fits into the guide
on hinge bracket b.
^ Remove cover d. Unscrew the lower
hinge bracket c and refit lower hinge
bracket b on the opposite side. Refit
cover d on the opposite side.
^ Remove cover cap e from
underneath the door and and pull
hinge pin f out from underneath the
other side of the door.
^ Now insert hinge pin f in the
bearing bush on the opposite side of
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle:
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handle. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
^ Close the door and align it both
vertically and horizontally.
^ Insert screw a into the outer hole of
hinge bracket b and tighten to
secure the hinge pin in the hinge
bracket.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
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 the
allen key provided until mounting
plate c lines up correctly.
^ Then tighten all 4 fixing screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
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Changing the door hinging
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:
^ Place the lock in front of you as
shown and use a flathead
screwdriver to lever safety disc d
upwards and out.
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.
^ Remove lock lever e from the lock.
Changing over the door lock
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Remove the key from the door lock.
^ Hold the lock mounting in your hand
as shown.
^ Press the lock down and turn it 90°
as far as it will go.
^ Remove cover a by inserting a
flathead screwdriver into the notch in
the cover (see arrow).
^ Remove both screws b from the lock
mounting.
^ Replace lock lever e turned through
180 ° (as shown).
^ Remove lock c together with the
lock mounting. To do this you can
insert the key in the lock and then
use the key to pull out the lock.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Slide in safety disc d as shown, until
it clicks into position.
^ Remove the cover from the opposite
side of the door and refit it in the
position the lock was previously.
^ Insert the lock into its new position on
the other side of the door.
^ Screw the lock tightly into position
and refit cover a.
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