Miele F 7138 S Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 7138 S
F 7139 S
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. 05 590 561
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching the alarm tone off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching on super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Contents
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
After Sales Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fitting the handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Align the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Building in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Description of the appliance
a Alarm button and indicator light
b Temperature display
e Drawers with freezer calendar
f Marker system for frozen food
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c Super freeze button and indicator
light
d On/off and temperature selector dial
g Outlet guide for defrosted water
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.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be reclaimed or recycled. Please
contact your dealer, your waste collection centre or scrap merchant about
potential recycling schemes.
Make sure that the pipework is not
damaged whilst moving an old appliance. This is to ensure that the refrigerant and oil in the compressor cannot
leak into the environment. It is important
that they are disposed of in a safe
manner by authorised persons only.
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 of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both personal injury and material damage.
Before installation and before using
for the first time, read the operating
instructions carefully. They contain
important notes on safety, the operation and care of the appliance. This
way you will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to 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. It must only be
used for storing deep frozen food, for
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.
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This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is very environment friendly. Although it is flammable, it does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the green house effect. The use
of this environment 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 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 refrigerant 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
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 risk of damage to the appliance.
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
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 tested by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible 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.
manufacturer will not be held responsible.
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:
– the plug has been withdrawn.
Do not pull on the cable, only on the
plug.
– 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 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.
Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent persons.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
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Warning and safety instructions
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used as
quickly as possible as food soon loses
its nutritional value and goes off. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after
it has been cooked.
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance.
Switching on thermostats may produce
sparks which could present a fire hazard.
Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode. Danger
of injury and damage to the appliance.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer make sure bottles are not
left in for more than one hour, otherwise
they could burst. Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
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 and remove
ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator and
the appliance will not be able to be
used again (total damage).
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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.
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals. These cause the seals
to become porous in the course of 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.
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures). It must not be
used in ranges for which it is not designed. 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 will lead to the appliance switching
off for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Never use steam cleaning apparatus to defrost or clean the appliance. The steam could attack the electrical components and cause a short
circuit.
Warning and safety instructions
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.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and
safety instructions.
Disposal of old appliances
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.
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Operation
Before using for the first time
Switching off the alarm
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with luke warm water
and a little washing up liquid and
then dry using a soft cloth.
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.
^
^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm stops. The indicator light remains lit until the temperature which
has been set is reached.
Cool pack
Switching on
Place the cool pack in the top drawer.
The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for
approx. 24 hours.
Switching off
^ Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position.
Forcing it beyond its range would
damage it. Turn it only as far as it will
go, then turn it back again.
The alarm indicator light flashes. An
alarm sounds after a short while and
the appliance starts cooling.
Allow the appliance to cool for a few
hours before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is sufficiently low.
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^ Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in an
anti-clockwise direction back to the
"0" position.
All indicator lights go out and the cooling process is switched off.
Operation
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 at the mains,
^ withdraw the plug (pull on the plug
and not the cable),
^ defrost and clean the appliance out
and
^ leave the door ajar to air the appliance.
If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not cleaned
out and the door is left shut there is
a danger of mould and odours building up inside the appliance.
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The correct temperature
. . . in the freezer
Temperature selection
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
freezer. 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 is set with the temperature dial.
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. For this reason partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro organisms.
^ Using a coin turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction to the
required setting.
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,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
– 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.
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Turn it only as far as it will go, then
turn it back again. Turning it beyond
its range would damage it.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
In normal use, a setting between 2 and
3 is generally sufficient. You should also
check the temperature inside the appliance from time to time.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
During normal operation the temperature display on the control panel shows
the temperature in the warmest part of
the appliance. Ranges of temperatures
rather than individual temperatures are
shown. This means that the temperatures displayed are approximate.
If you have adjusted the temperature
dial in order to set a different temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours if the
freezer is not very full and for approx.
24 hours if the freezer is full before
checking the temperature display. It will
take this long for the display to show
the accurate temperature of the freezer.
If the temperature displayed is too low
or too high, then adjust the temperature
once more.
A temperature above -18 °C is no
cause for concern in the following circumstances:
– when the appliance has just been
switched on,
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to defrost. If this is the case, check that the
food is safe to use and if it is, then use
it as soon as possible.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. It is always active. An alarm
will sound and the alarm indicator light
will flash if the temperature becomes
too warm. The setting on the temperature control determines the temperature
the appliance recognises as too warm.
Switching the alarm tone off
early
The alarm stops and the indicator light
goes out once the set temperature
range has been reached. However, if
the noise disturbs you, you can turn the
alarm tone off before this if you wish.
The alarm sounds and the alarm indicator light comes on,
– when the freezer is first switched on.
– when the door of the appliance has
been left open for a while, e.g. in order to load, to re-arrange or to take
out food.
– when freezing a large quantity of
food.
– when there has been a lengthy interruption to the power supply.
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^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm stops, but the alarm indicator light remains lit. It does not go
out until the set temperature range
has been reached.
Super freeze
Freezing fresh food
Switching on super freeze
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer the super freeze function
should be switched on 4 - 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the maximum load of food the super freeze
function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells. The rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
If food is frozen quickly the cells have
less time to lose moisture so they shrink
less.
As there is not so much moisture it is
easier for the food to reabsorb it during
the defrosting process.
Super freeze
Switch the super freeze function on before putting fresh food into the freezer.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in frozen food.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
^ Press the super freeze button. The
super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
Switching super freeze off
The super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 50 hours.
The super freeze indicator light will go
out and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
To save energy the super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of at least -18 °C
has been reached in the freezer.
^ To switch it off press the super freeze
button. The super freeze indicator
light will go out and the appliance will
continue to operate at normal power.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Home freezing
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be exceeded. The maximum freezing capacity for freezing within a 24 hour period is
given on the data plate "Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
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 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.
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Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish, vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy products, pastry, leftovers, egg yolks, egg
whites and a range of pre-cooked
meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, 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.
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. 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.
^ Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Before placing food in the freezer
When freezing more than 2 kg of fresh
food, switch on the super freeze function for some time before placing the
food in the freezer (see "Super freeze").
Placing food in the freezer
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them to prevent freezer burn on food.
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is preferable to use the upper drawers. Large
quantities can be placed directly on the
evaporator plates to freeze the food
quickly. To do this first take out one or
several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and evaporator plate
can be loaded with a maximum of
25 kg.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed using home heat sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Do not place food beyond the level
marked (A) as this will hinder air circulation within the appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the evaporator
plates 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.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for effectively.
^ Slide the markers onto the guide runners on the edge of the drawers.
Use the markers to indicate the type of
food being frozen and turn the dials to
the appropriate number to indicate the
month the food was first placed in the
freezer.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Defrosting
Marker system for frozen food
– in the microwave oven,
Markers serve as a reminder of how
long food has been stored.
– in the oven using the "Fan" or "Defrost" setting,
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months are represented on the dials as 1 - 12.
– at room temperature,
Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:
– in the fridge.
Fruit should be defrosted at room temperature in its packing or in a covered
bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables.
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Freezing and storing food
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away,
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.
Ice cubes
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
Cool pack
The cool pack prevents the temperature in the freezer rising too quickly in
the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack directly on top of
the food in the top drawer of the freezer.
The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for
approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the upper drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
^ 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 section.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
^ 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.
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Defrosting
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plates. 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 plates as this can damage the evaporator plates and the
freezer making it unusable.
The freezer 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.
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 by turning
the On/Off dial to the "0" position.
^ Open the appliance door.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the super freeze function at
least 4 hours before defrosting to ensure frozen food retains its cold reserve for longer when taken out of the
freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box or wrap it in several layers of newspaper or cloths and store
in a cool place on top of cool packs
until the freezer is ready for use
again.
^ Take all freezer drawers out of the
freezer.
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^ Open out the outlet guide for defrosted water.
Defrosting
After defrosting
^ Empty the freezer drawer.
^ Mop up any residual water still in the
freezer with a sponge or absorbent
cloth.
^ Clean the freezer and then dry it thoroughly.
^ Fold the outlet guide back into position.
^ Place the lowest freezer drawer in
front of the appliance and direct the
outlet guide through the hole in the
drawer. Any defrosted water will then
collect in the drawer.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
appliance.
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.
^ Close the door and then switch the
freezer on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function
so that the freezer section can get
down to temperature quickly.
The Super freeze indicator light will
come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required temperature place the food back in the
freezer drawers and place them back
in the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can now
be switched off . The super freeze indicator light will go out.
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
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 no water can penetrate into the electronic unit or into
the ventilation gaps.
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.
^ Clean the appliance immediately
after defrosting it.
^ Switch the appliance off, take any
food out of the appliance and store it
in a suitable cool place (e.g. cool box
or another freezer) and take all
freezer drawers out of the appliance.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little washing up liquid. Accessories and drawers
should be hand washed only. Do not
wash in a dishwasher.
^ 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, Part Number 980 13530,
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 on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the appliances
energy consumption.
Door seals
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.
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Cleaning and care
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.
After cleaning
^ Close the door and switch the appliance on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly. The super freeze indicator
light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required temperature place the food back in the
freezer drawers and place them back
in the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can now
be switched off. The indicator light
will go out.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
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 hindrance. Remove any hindrance.
^ 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 door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is preventing the door from opening. Wait a
few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a setting
closer to "0".
^ The super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
^ Check whether the cable clips were
unclipped from the back of the appliance before installation. They could
vibrate when the appliance is operating.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Are all removable parts securely located in the appliance?
^ Check whether, the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the appliance has become too dusty.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in
the system is unavoidable.
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^ Check whether ventilation gaps have
been covered over or become too
dusty.
^ Has the door been opened too frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
Problem solving guide
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light flashes.
The temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial because
^ the door has been opened too frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ there has been a lengthy power cut.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out and
the alarm goes off.
. . . the alarm indicator light flashes at
the same time as the -15 °C temperature display.
There is a fault. Call the Miele Service
Department.
. . . the super freeze indicator light is
not lit up although the appliance is
working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Miele Service Department.
. . . 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.
^ Check whether the door closes properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces efficiency and increases energy consumption.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
then contact the Miele Service Department.
To prevent unecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open
the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
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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 the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance, both of
which are shown 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 plug cut from the flexible
cord 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).
The correct fuse rating of the replacement fuses that are ASTA approved to
BS 1362 should be fitted. Replacement
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier, or Miele
Service agent.
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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.
Air at the rear 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.
Fitting the handle
If the door hinging does not require
changing the handle should now be fitted to the door.
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
to +32 °C
to +38 °C
to +43 °C
^ Secure handle a to the holes in the
door using the screws marked b.
The appliance will function perfectly
down to a temperature of +5 °C.
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Installation
Installation
Align the appliance
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the rear of the
appliance are unhindered.
^ Carefully push the appliance into position.
^ To align the appliance adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is required follow these instructions.
^ Use the spanner supplied to unscrew
upper hinge pin d and refit it on the
other side.
^ Remove stoppers f, and unscrew
handle e. Refit the handle on the
other side of the door.
^ Then refit the stoppers g on the opposite side of the door.
^ Hang the door on the upper hinge
pin and close the door.
^ Fit hinge bracket b 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. Make sure
you have tightened all screws properly!
^ Close the appliance door, unscrew
the hinge bracket b, and take the
door off.
^ Take the hinge pin c out of the hinge
bracket, then refit it in the second
hole in the hinge bracket. (Use the
spanner supplied to unscrew and refit the hinge pin).
^ Remove cover a and use it to cover
the now empty holes on the opposite
side.
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Building in
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
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
door to be opened and shut without being obstructed.
When installed next to a wall d 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.
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.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
The cross section of the air outlet must
be at least 300 cm2 to ensure that air
can circulate without hindrance. Otherwise the appliance has to work too hard
resulting in an increase in electricity
consumption
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When secured to adjoining furniture
c or if a spacer is fitted between the
appliance and the wall, please note the
following:
^ Ensure that the door has sufficient
space for opening fully after the appliance has been secured.
^ Do not drill within the area marked
with a criss cross pattern as this
would damage insulated parts of the
appliance.
^ To secure the appliance to adjoining
kitchen furniture use self tapping
screws. The depth of the screw must
not exceed 10 mm.
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