Miele KWL 4812 S Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Wine cellar
KWL 4612 S
KWL 4812 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
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The correct temperature and humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Air filtering with the active charcoal filter and dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storing wine bottles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Wooden shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Descriptive labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Maximum capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on the alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Description of the appliance
a Safety lock indicator light
d On/Off button
b Temperature display
e Locking button
c Controls for setting the temperature
upper button: warmer
lower button: colder
f Alarm off button
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Description of the appliance
a Interior lighting
b Wooden shelf with décor strip for
descriptive labels
c Lock
d Condensate channel and
drain hole
e Active charcoal filter
f Grille
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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, 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 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 caused by
incorrect or improper use of the
appliance.
This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which breaks down naturally. It is
however flammable. 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.
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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 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.
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.
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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
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 oils or grease on
the door seals, as these will cause
the seals 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.
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.
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.
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
– 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.
Operation
Before using for the first time
Switching off
^ 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.
^ Press the On-Off button.
Important:
To ensure 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.
The temperature display goes out and
the cooling process is switched off. (If
this does not happen, the safety lock is
still engaged).
Safety lock
The safety lock can be engaged to
prevent the temperature being
changed or the appliance being
switched off unintentionally.
Switching on
To activate the safety lock
^ Press the On-Off button.
The temperature display will start
flashing and the alarm will sound. The
appliance starts cooling. The interior
light will come on when the door is
opened.
Switching off the alarm
^ Press and hold the locking button,
until a beep is heard and the safety
lock indicator light d in the
temperature display lights up.
The appliance can now not be switched
off and the temperature can not be
adjusted until the lock has been
de-activated.
De-activating the safety lock
^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm stops. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
temperature range set has been
reached.
^ Press and hold the locking button,
until the locking indicator light in the
temperature display goes out.
The appliance can now be switched off
at any time and the temperature
adjusted.
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The correct 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 depend on the
temperature as well as on the air
humidity.
Temperature
Wine can be stored at a temperature
between 5°C and 18°C. The optimum
temperature is around 10-12°C. Most
white wines can be consumed at this
temperature. It is best to take red wine
out of the wine cellar 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.
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.
Fluctuations in temperature put wine
under stress and interrupt the maturing
process. It is therefore very important to
maintain a constant temperature.
An ambient room temperature of
8-43°C will ensure that a constant
temperature is maintained in the
appliance. (This is a wider temperature
range than the climate range quoted on
the data plate).
Safety features
A thermostat prevents the temperature
in the wine cellar 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 next to the temperature display.
Press the
upper button: to increase the
temperature (it gets warmer)
lower button: to reduce the
temperature (it gets colder)
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When pressing the buttons, the
following information shows in the
display:
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– 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.
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The correct temperature and humidity
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted from
5°C to 22°C.
Temperature display
During normal operation, the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature inside the
appliance.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display (i.e. 2-30°C), 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 cellar is
too high or too low.
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible. However, if the
door is opened, a setting changed or if
the alarm is sounding, the temperature
display will appear much brighter for
approx. 1 minute.
pressing the upper button next to the
temperature display.
– Dimmer: by pressing the alarm off
button, and whilst holding it in,
pressing the lower button next to the
temperature display.
Humidity level
It is very important to store wine in an
atmosphere with a high humidity level
(60-70 %) 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 they 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.
Ideal humidity levels can 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.
The level of brightness can be adjusted
to be:
– Brighter: by pressing the alarm off
button and, whilst holding it in,
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The correct temperature and humidity
Air filtering with the active charcoal
filter and dynamic cooling
The active charcoal filter and the
dynamic cooling system work together
to ensure a good air flow is maintained
throughout the cabinet and thus
achieve optimum air quality.
The dynamic cooling system draws
fresh air with a humidity level of 60-70%
from outside the appliance, in through
the active charcoal filter and distributes
it evenly around the interior.
Filtering the incoming air through the
active charcoal filter ensures that all the
air entering the appliance is fresh and
free from dust. Because the
temperature is constant and evenly
distributed throughout the unit you have
the reassurance that all your wines are
being kept in the same condition.
Replace the active charcoal filter
with a new one once a year (see
"Cleaning and care"). These are
available from your dealer.
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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. Insert the
labels into the wooden shelf fronts from
above.
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.
Additional labels can be purchased
from your dealer or from the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
You can adjust the height of the
wooden shelves to suit your individual
requirements.
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 4612 S: up to 169 bottles
– KWL 4812 S: up to 196 bottles
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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:
Switching on 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.
– when you switch the appliance on for
the first time.
– when you switch the appliance on if
the temperature in the appliance is
very different from the temperature
set.
– when 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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^ 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, and
the alarm system is now fully active
once more.
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
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 at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
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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.
^ 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.
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.
Cleaning and care
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.
Active charcoal filter
Replace the active charcoal filter with a
new one once a year. Active charcoal
filters are available from your dealer or
the Miele Spare Parts Dept.
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 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 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.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Miele Service
Department.
^ Check whether the appliance door is
being opened frequently.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the alarm sounds and the
temperature display flashes.
^ Has the appliance been switched on
for the first time?
If not, then the temperature inside the
appliance is higher or lower than the
temperature that has been set. This
could be due to:
^ the appliance door being opened too
often.
What to do if . . .
^ a blocked ventilation gap.
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ a lengthy interruption to the power
supply.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
Once the problem has been resolved
the temperature display will light up
constantly and the alarm will stop.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
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.
. . . 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.
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. . . "F1" or "FU" appears in the
temperature display.
There is a fault. Call the 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 light switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15
minutes.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
If this is not the case, then the lamp is
defective.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
^ 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.
^ Unscrew the lamp and replace it with
a new one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, max. 15 W, E 14 fitting.
^ Screw the new lamp into the
connection.
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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.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
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 connected load 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.
^ 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:
^ 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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^ Close the appliance door, unscrew
hinge bracket a, and take the door
off.
^ Take hinge pin b out of the hinge
bracket, then refit it in the second
hole of the hinge bracket. (Use the
spanner supplied to unscrew and
refit the hinge pin).
^ Use the spanner supplied to unscrew
upper hinge pin c, and refit it on the
other side.
^ Remove stoppers d, and unscrew
bracket e . Refit the bracket and
stoppers on the other side of the
door.
Changing the door hinging
^ Rotate the door 180°.
Refitting the handle:
^ Remove cover f and use it to cover
the now empty holes on the opposite
side.
^ Next, screw the handle on loosely.
The mounting plate must fit snugly to
the door housing. If it doesn't:
^ Hang the door on the upper hinge
pin and close the door.
^ Fit the hinge bracket in the lower
door bearing. Then screw it securely
to the appliance plinth.
Use the long slots in the hinge
bracket to align the door.
^ 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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