Miele K 8452 S Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
K 8452 S
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 203 430
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The coldest part of the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The warmest area of the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Storing food correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Description of the appliance
a Temperature display
c On/Off and temperature selector dial
b Super cool button and indicator light
a Interior lighting
e Fruit and vegetable containers
b Shelves
f Butter and cheese compartment
c Bottle rack (depending on model)
g Egg tray
d Condensate channel and drain hole
h Door shelf
i Divider
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of 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
Old appliances contain materials which
can be reclaimed or recycled. Please
contact your dealer, your local waste
collection centre or scrap merchant
about potential recycling schemes.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of the appliance 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.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
Warning and Safety instructions.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, read the
operating instructions carefully
before installation and before using
for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
Correct use
This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for the cool
storage of food and drink.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect or improper use of the
appliance.
This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play on or near it, or to
play with the controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
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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 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
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 regularly
tested. Where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
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 to ensure
safety.
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 while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Use
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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 food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the "use
by" date.
Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate food which has become
frozen. They will damage the
evaporator, causing irreversible
damage to the appliance.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
Do not use any oils or grease on
the door seals, as these will cause
the seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Do not block the ventilation 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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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,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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.
Disconnect it from the mains. Cut
off the cable and render any plug
unusable.
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
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 ambient room
temperature is ideal at approx.
20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Temperature setting with With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a high setting: The lower the
compartment temperature, the
higher the energy consumption.
Temperature setting with Cellar section 8 to 12°C
a thermostat which is
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
exact to the degree
(digital display).
StayFresh zone approx. 0°C
Freezer section -18°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.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the door 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.
Use
Place frozen food in the refrigerator
to defrost.
Do not over-fill the sections to allow
air to circulate.
Defrosting
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Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice one centimetre thick
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
^ 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.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between ½ and 1 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching 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.
Switching on
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
mould and odours are likely to build
up inside the appliance.
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position until the temperature display
lights up.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it will
go, then turn it back again.
The appliance begins to cool down,
and the temperature required for the
refrigerator shows in the temperature
display. The interior light will come on
when the door is opened.
Switching off
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in
an anti-clockwise direction back to
the "0" position.
All the indicator lights go out and the
cooling system is switched off.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
Please note the following:
– 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.
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,
Temperature selection
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
The temperature is set with the
temperature dial.
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 5 °C
in the middle of the refrigerator.
If you wish to check the temperature in
the refrigerator,
^ place a thermometer in a glass of
water and then place the glass in the
middle of the refrigerator.
After about 24 hours, the thermometer
will show the approximate temperature
in the refrigerator.
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^ Using a coin, turn the dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it will
go, then turn it back again.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
If you want the temperature in the
refrigerator to be 5 °C,
^ turn the temperature dial clockwise
from 0 until 5 lights up on the control
panel.
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Super cool
Super cool
Switching off super cool
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
The super cool function switches itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light goes out and the
appliance continues running at normal
power.
Switching on super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
To save energy the super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the super cool button. The
super cool indicator light will go out.
The appliance continues running at
normal power.
^ Press the super cool button, the
super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
appliance.
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Storing food
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.
The coldest part of the refrigerator
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door.
Traces of oil can cause stress
cracks to occur in the plastic
components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to the
back wall.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in the
refrigerator. These include:
– Fruit and vegetables which are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocado pears, papaya, passion
fruit, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes
and cucumbers
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
The warmest area of the refrigerator
– Potatoes
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Storing food
Storing food correctly
Store food covered or packaged. This
will prevent food smells or tastes from
affecting other foods, and prevent food
from drying out and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. The
growth of bacteria, such as salmonella,
can be avoided by setting the correct
temperature and maintaining good
standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
However, you should bear in mind that
some types of vegetables give off a
natural gas which speeds up the rate at
which food perishes. Some fruit and
vegetables react strongly to this gas
and should not be stored together.
Examples of fruit which produce a
large amount of this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado pears and
figs.
Examples of fruit and vegetables
which react strongly to the natural
gases given off by other types of fruit
and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes,
pears, nectarines and peaches.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
Adjusting the door shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Push the door shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Raise the shelf at the front, pull it out
half way, and then lift it out.
^ Replace the door shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
^ With the rear barrier facing upwards,
place the shelf at the required
position.
The rear barrier must face upwards to
prevent food from touching the back
of the appliance and freezing to it.
Moving the bottle divider
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
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.
^ Pull the front half of the glass shelf
forwards slightly and then push it
carefully under the rear half.
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Automatic defrost
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator 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 kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the 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.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off by turning
the temperature selector to "0",
switching off at the wall socket and
removing the plug.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ The stainless steel trim can be pulled
off the front edge of the shelves for
cleaning.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month using warm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
^ Accessories and shelves should all
be hand-washed. The butter dish is,
however, dishwasher safe.
^ 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 outer casing,
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.
Door handle
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls on it, by the surrounding
environment and by the angle you
observe it from.
The aluminium coloured handle may
suffer discolouration or damage if
soiling is left on it for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
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Cleaning and care
Warning: The handle is susceptible to
scratches and abrasions.
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
In addition to the cleaning agents
mentioned previously, you should also
avoid
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.
– stainless steel cleaners,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– cleaning agents containing chloride,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers,
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents.
– diswasher detergent.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance back on.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the door.
Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with 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 Service
Department.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
too 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.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
What to do if . . .
. . . the interior light in the
refrigerator is not working.
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial is
not pointing to the "0" position.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial is
not pointing to the "0" position.
^ 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.
If it is not pointing to the "0" position the
bulb is defective:
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting closer to "0".
^ The Super cool function is still
switched on. Super cool only
switches itself off after 6 hours.
^ Press the sides of the lamp cover
together a, disengage the cover and
unclip it at the rear b.
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Problem solving guide
^ Unscrew the lamp and replace it with
a new one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, max. 25 W, E 14 fitting.
^ Screw the new lamp into the
connection. Ensure it goes in
correctly and that the seal c makes
a tight fit.
^ Replace the cover by clipping it in at
the rear and then pressing it in at the
sides.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
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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Service Department
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 to
improve our service.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Important
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 fuse
rating is 13 amps.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
All electrical work should be carried
out by a suitably qualified and
competent person in accordance
with local and national safety
regulations.
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and 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.
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter E or by the earth symbol
(z) or coloured green or green and
yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Electrical connection
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
If this machine is fitted with a
non-rewireable plug, the following
information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted.
The fuse carrier and the fuse should be
removed from the old plug and
disposed of. The old plug should then
be disposed of and on no account be
inserted into any socket elsewhere in
the house (electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
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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.
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.
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
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+18 °C to +38 °C
+18 °C to +43 °C
+10 °C to +38 °C
+10 °C to +43 °C
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of 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 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. The appliance can be
placed directly against a wall.
Aligning the appliance
^ To align the appliance adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the internal
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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.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
Removing the door handle:
Changing over the door:
First the side section of the handle must
be removed:
^ Open the appliance door.
^ 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.
^ 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.
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^ Use a screwdriver to lever plinth a
out, then pull it forwards and out.
^ Use a screwdriver to remove cover
b, then close the door.
^ Remove screw c completely.
^ Pull door support d together with
hinge pin e downwards, then tilt it
forwards and take it off.
Changing the door hinging
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what happens
next.
^ Open the door, tilt it downwards and
take it off. Take care not to lose
washer a.
^ Using a screwdriver remove covers
b.
^ Unscrew upper hinge pin c using
the spanner supplied, and refit on the
opposite side.
^ Put covers b back on again from
behind and then push them firmly
into place from the front.
^ Remove spacer d with a screwdriver
and refit it on the opposite side.
^ Remove plug e from the door
bearing bush in the door and refit on
the opposite side.
^ Hang the door in hinge pin c
(remember to use washer a), then
close the door.
^ Turn door support b around, pull
hinge pin a out, and refit on the
opposite side.
^ Fit both parts into hinge plate f. To
do this push hinge pin a through
hinge plate f into door support b.
Swing the door support in, push
upwards and re-assemble with screw
c.
^ Align the door with the appliance
housing using the long slot in hinge
plate f. Then tighten screw c.
^ Refit plinth fascia d, pushing it firmly
into position.
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Changing the door hinging
^ With the door open, position cover e
in the front of the plinth fascia, and
push it firmly into position.
Refitting the handle:
^ Loosely screw the handle to the
opposite side of the door.
The mounting plate must fit snugly to
the door housing. If it doesn't:
^ Tighten the two screws a with the
allen key provided as far as they will
go.
^ Tighten screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
into the guides on the mounting plate
until it clicks into place.
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Building in the appliance
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
When built into a kitchen run (max.
depth 580 mm) the appliance can be
installed directly next to a kitchen
furniture housing unit. The appliance
door b will protrude in front of furniture
fronts at the sides by 34 mm and by 51
mm in the middle of the door. This
enables the doors to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
600 mm wide appliances can be
installed into a kitchen run. To match
the height of the rest of the kitchen, the
appliance can be fitted with a suitable
top box a.
When installed next to a wall c a
distance of approx. 36 mm is needed
on the hinge side between the wall and
the appliance, so that the door and the
handle have sufficient space for
opening.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance and top box, if fitted, for air
to circulate.
A gap of at least 40 mm is required
between the top of the appliance (or
top box) and the ceiling 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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