Miele K 621 Ui-1 Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
K 621 Ui-1
K 622 Ui-1
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident
or damage to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 06 657 310
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
. . . in the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using the refrigerator efficiently. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Coldest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Warmest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storing food correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting door shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Contents
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Freezer compartment door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Building under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adjusting the plinth depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Description of the appliance
a Freezer compartment *
f Butter and cheese compartment
b Adjustable shelves (glass or racks *)
g Egg trays
c Condensate channel and
drain hole
h Temperature selector and
interior light with
contact switch
d Fruit and vegetable containers
e Ventilation gap
i Divider
j Door shelves
* depending on model
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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 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 drinks as well as
for storing deep frozen food, freezing
fresh food and for preparing ice.
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 very environmentally friendly.
Although it is flammable, it does not
damage the ozone layer and does not
increase the greenhouse effect. The
use of this environmentally friendly
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the coolant
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 it
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. 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 is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk
assessment of the installation being
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons 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 socket
and the plug has been withdrawn.
– the mains fuse has been 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 handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to
the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice
cubes or ice lollies in your mouth
straight from the freezer. The very low
temperature of the frozen ice or lollies
can cause frost burn to the lips and
tongue.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible, as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
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, e.g.
ice cream makers. Danger of sparking
and explosion!
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the
freezer. The cans or bottles could
explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not
left in for more than one hour.
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 frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic parts.
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 block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth or the top of the
appliance housing unit 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,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Disposal of your old appliance
Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
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.
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.
– 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
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
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 freezer, the
higher the energy consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°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.
Installation site
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
StayFresh zone just above 0 °C
Freezer section -18°C
Use
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.
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
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.
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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 correct
functioning of the appliance, let it
stand for between 1½ and 2 hour
after transporting it to its final
location before connecting it to the
mains.
Switching on
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,
^ defrost the freezer compartment,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the doors ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut, there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
^ Turn the temperature selector in a
clockwise direction away from "0".
The appliance starts cooling, and the
interior light will come on when the door
is opened.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
Switching off
^ Turn the temperature selector in an
anti-clockwise direction from "1" back
to the "0" position.
The cooling system and the interior light
are now 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,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– the warmer the food is which is put
into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of
5 °C in the middle of the appliance.
. . . in the freezer compartment
(depending on model)
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for a long time a
temperature of at least -18 °C is
needed. At this temperature the growth
of micro organisms is generally halted.
As soon as the temperature rises to
above -10 °C , the micro organisms
become active in the food again so that
it cannot be kept as long. Partially
defrosted or defrosted food must not be
re-frozen once it has been cooked as
the high temperatures achieved when
cooking destroy most organisms.
Temperature selection
Use the temperature selector to select
the temperature.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting between 1 and 7.
The higher the setting the lower the
temperature in the appliance. A middle
range setting is usually sufficient.
However, if frozen food is to be stored
in the freezer compartment then a
setting between 4 and 7 is
recommended to ensure that the
required temperature in the freezer
compartment is maintained.
It is advisable to select a higher setting
(between 4 and 7) if the door is opened
frequently, large quantities of food are
stored in the refrigerator or there is a
high ambient temperature.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
If storing bottles of oil or food
containing high levels of fat or oil in
the appliance, take care not to let
the oil or fat come into contact with
plastic components. These can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to the
back wall.
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
Not all food is suitable for storing in the
refrigerator. These include:
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
– Fruit and vegetables which are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocado pears, papaya, passion
fruit, aubergines/eggplant,
peppers/capsicum, tomatoes and
cucumbers
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
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 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.
^ Pull the shelves forward as far as
they will go then lift them upwards to
remove them.
^ 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.
Split shelf
(depending on model)
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be taken
out to allow space for tall items
standing on the shelf below.
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Moving the bottle divider
(depending on model)
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.
Freezing and storing food
Using the freezer compartment
Home freezing
Use the freezer compartment to:
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
– store frozen food,
– make ice cubes,
Hints on home freezing
– freeze small quantities of fresh food.
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperaure warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer compartment as
soon as possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuces, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed. To blanch: bring a large
saucepan of water to the boil,
immerse the vegetables in the fast
boiling water for 2-3 minutes,
depending on variety. Remove and
cool quickly in cold water. Drain and
pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
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Freezing and storing food
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer compartment. This
causes already frozen food to thaw
and increases the energy
consumption considerably. Allow hot
foods and drinks to cool down before
placing them in the freezer
compartment.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Placing food in the freezer
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the freezer compartment so that it
freezes through to the core as quickly
as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
Defrosting
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them to
prevent freezer burn on food.
– in the microwave oven,
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
– at room temperature,
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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– in the oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– in the fridge.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packing or in a
covered bowl.
Freezing and storing food
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away and
wash the container it was in, the sink
and your hands.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
^ Once frozen use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer
compartment for more than one hour,
as they could burst.
Ice cubes
(with or without release button
depending on model)
^ Press down the release button on the
ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Any excess will flow out through
the outlet.
^ Now pull the release button up to
seal the ice cube tray. Place the tray
on the bottom of the freezer
compartment.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator
Freezer compartment
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. These are
automatically removed and defrosted
by the appliance.
(depending on model)
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 the condensate can flow away
without hindrance.
The freezer compartment does not
defrost automatically because frozen
food must not be allowed to defrost.
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plate. If allowed to
accumulate, this will impair the
efficiency of the freezer and increase
the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plate as this can damage
the evaporator plate and the freezer
compartment making it unusable.
The freezer compartment should be
defrosted from time to time. It must be
defrosted if a layer of ice approx. 5 mm
thick has accumulated. It is best to
defrost when only very little food or no
food at all is left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer compartment and place it in
another freezer or cool box or wrap it
in several layers of newspaper or
cloths and place it in a cool place
until the freezer compartment is
ready for use again.
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Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ Switch the appliance off.
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Make sure when cleaning the
appliance that no liquid gets into the
condensate drain hole.
^ Switch on the appliance.
^ Place the frozen food into the freezer
compartment again.
^ Open the freezer compartment door.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up
water from defrosting.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
freezer compartment. Closing the door
in this instance will help retain the
warmth and speed up the defrosting
process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays, or
de-icers as they could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause the build up of gases and
pose a danger to health.
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Cleaning and care
^ Defrost the freezer compartment.
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.
Door fronts should be cleaned using
a solution of warm water with mild
detergent applied with a soft cloth or
with a suitable cleaning agent for the
type of door panel fitted.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the temperature
selector or into the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Never use steam cleaning
apparatus to defrost or clean the
appliance. The steam could attack
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 the "0"
position.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
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^ Take out any removable parts e.g.
shelves for cleaning.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little mild
detergent. Accessories and shelves
should all be hand washed. The butter
dish is, however, dishwasher safe.
^ Clean the refrigerator at least once a
month and the freezer compartment
each time it is defrosted.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the doors
open to air for a short while.
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, Part Number 980 13530,
which is suitable for cleaning
surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals.
If you are unsure about a particular
product or need further advice
please contact your nearest Miele
Sales office. See back page for
address.
Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the appliance’s
energy consumption.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Switch the appliance on with the
temperature selector.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the door.
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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.
Unauthorised repairs could be
dangerous.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service
Department:
What to do if . . .
. . . strange noises can be heard after
switching on the appliance,
especially after it has just been
installed.
^ Check to see whether any pieces of
furniture next to the appliance are
vibrating whilst the appliance is in
operation.
Switch the appliance off then:
^ Check whether the appliance is
aligned correctly.
^ Check whether all parts at the rear of
the appliance are free from
hinderance. Remove any hinderance.
^ Check whether the cable clips were
unclipped from the back of the
appliance before installation. They
could vibrate when the appliance is
operating.
^ Are all removable parts securely
located in the appliance?
^ Are bottles or containers touching
each other?
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Remember that the noise of the
compressor and the coolant circulating
in the system is unavoidable.
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure the temperature selector is
not set at "0".
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting closer to "0".
^ Check that the freezer compartment
door is closed properly.
^ Has a large abount of fresh food
been put in at once for freezing?
This makes the compressor run for
longer causing the temperature in the
refrigerator to fall automatically. No
more that 2 kg of fresh food should
be frozen at one time.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether ventilation gaps in the
plinth and in the housing unit at the
top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The appliance door and the freezer
compartment door have been
opened too frequenly, or large
amounts of fresh food have been put
in at once for freezing.
Problem solving guide
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
. . . the interior light in the refrigerator
does not work.
^ Check to see whether there is a thick
layer of ice in the freezer
compartment. If there is, defrost the
freezer compartment.
^ Has the contact switch got stuck?
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer compartment is
too warm.
^ The room temperature is lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance was designed.
Increase the temperature in the room.
^ Is the temperature selector at a
setting other than "0"? If it is then the
bulb may be defective and need
replacing.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket
(pull by the plug not the cable), or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the freezer
compartment to become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper to carefully
prise it apart.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer compartment.
^ Check whether the door to the
freezer compartment closes properly.
^ Reach under the back of the light
cover and unscrew the bulb (see
illustration).
^ Replace it with a new one.
Bulb specification:
220 – 240 V, max. 15 W, E 14 fitting
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer
compartment.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the floor of the appliance is wet.
The drain hole has become blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
then contact the Service
Department.
To prevent unecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door whilst 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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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 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).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
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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Installation
Ventilation
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
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 a
particular climate range (ambient room
temperature), 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
+10 °C to + 32 °C
+16 °C to + 32 °C
+18 °C to + 38 °C
+18 °C to + 43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
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Air at the rear of the appliance gets
warm. For the appliance to operate
efficiently it is important that it is
installed in such a way that energy loss
is kept to a minimum. The niche must
either be sealed at the back with a
kitchen furniture panel or the sides of
adjacent cabinetry and the worktop
above the appliance must abut the
kitchen wall behind the appliance. The
top of the appliance must be fitted
close to the worktop. The hole for the
plug and cable to pass through must
be made as small as possible.
Ventilation into and out of the
appliance is through the appliance
plinth. It must not be covered or
blocked in any way.
It should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the rear of the
appliance are unhindered.
Building in dimensions
Plinth height A depends on the building
under height:
With a building under height of
820 mm the plinth height will be
between 100 – 170 mm.
Appliances in climate range ST or T
require a minimum plinth height of
120 mm.
The plinth height is affected by the
height of the furniture front panel on the
appliance.
With a building under height of
870 mm the plinth height will be
between 150 – 220 mm. The plinth
height is affected by the height of the
furniture front panel on the appliance
and by the height of the adjustable
appliance feet.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow the
instructions below.
Appliance door
^ Unscrew the hinges at the top and
bottom of the appliance door d and
refit them on the diagonally opposite
side.
Warning: Do not allow the hinges to
close. Danger of injury.
^ Tighten the hinges on the appliance
door and fit stoppers f in the holes
which are now open.
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^ Refit the appliance door onto
pre-fitted screws c, then tighten the
screws.
^ Clip covers a and b on to the
hinges.
Freezer compartment door
^ Remove cover a by hand, and
remove cover b using a screwdriver.
^ Loosen screws c in the top and
bottom hinges.
^ Remove the appliance door.
^ Remove stoppers e from the
appliance housing and replace them
with screws c. Now plug the holes
on the opposite side with stoppers
e.
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^ Remove stoppers a.
^ Unscrew catch b.
^ Unscrew the freezer compartment
door c, turn it around and refit it on
the opposite side.
^ Remove stoppers d and fit catch c
into this position.
^ Plug the holes with the stoppers.
Building in the appliance
Building under
Where the building under height is
820 mm the appliance can be pushed
straight into the niche. Align the
appliance beforehand using the
adjustable feet.
Where the building under height is
870 mm the adjustable feet will first
have to be extended by approx. 50 mm
using a spanner (SW 30) or suitable
screwdriver. Then align the appliance.
^ Position the power supply cable so
that it can easily be connected to the
electricity socket once the appliance
has been built in.
^ Loosely secure the appliance to the
worktop through fixing bracket a.
The appliance is properly secured to
the worktop only after the plinth
depth has been adjusted and the
furniture door has been fitted to the
appliance.
^ Fit fixing bracket a into position and
secure it with self-tapping screws b.
Adjusting the plinth depth
^ Place the appliance on the slides
supplied and push it into the niche.
These make it easier to push the
appliance in or pull it out.
^ Align the appliance with
neighbouring furniture housing units.
^ Loosen screws a by turning them
approx. 8 to 10 times.
^ Align the plinth fascia to
neighbouring furniture plinths.
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Building in the appliance
^ Then tighten screws a in a clockwise
direction until a resistance is felt.
Fitting a furniture door
If there is a continuous plinth in the
kitchen, a ventilation gap will need to
be made in the plinth for the appliance:
Building-under
height [mm]
Dimension H
[mm]
820
870
60+1
110+1
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered over.
^ A gap of 8 mm must be maintained
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids a up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge "X"
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
^ Undo nuts b, and take fixing bracket
c off together with the fitting aids.
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Building in the appliance
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door.
^ Hang the fixing bracket with the
fitting aids a onto the inside of the
furniture door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws b. (On cassette
doors only use 4 screws on the
edges).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them c.
^ Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket d.
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts a.
^ Loosely attach the nuts b on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments "X" are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments "Y" by turning the
adjusting bolts a with a screwdriver.
^ Tighten the nuts b slightly.
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Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance
^ Whilst counterholding the adjusting
bolts b with a screwdriver, tighten
nuts a at the top of the appliance
door.
^ Securing the appliance door to the
furniture door:
^ Tighten all screws.
– Open out plastic brackets a using a
screwdriver.
– Drill fixing holes and screw in the
short 4 x 14 mm chipboard screws
b.
^ Align depth "Z" on the furniture door:
Loosen the screws in the long slots at
the top c and bottom d of the
appliance door. By moving the
furniture door, create a gap of 2 mm
between the furniture door and the
front edge of the niche. Close the
door and align it with neighbouring
furniture doors.
^ Close plastic brackets a again.
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^ Place the cover in position.
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