Miele KFN 8997 SE ed Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
with ice cube maker,
and StayFresh compartment
KFN 8997 SE ed
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 413 580
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Optional accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Miele{home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Refrigerator section / StayFresh zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature selection in the refrigerator / freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the temperature in the StayFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching on the alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Super cool and Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contents
Using the refrigerator section efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Warmest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Coldest area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
StayFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Low humidity level , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
High humidity level - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Storing food correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Different types of unpacked meats and vegetables must be kept separate.. . 26
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ice cube maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Refrigerator section and StayFresh zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Contents
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the ice cube tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Mains water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Notes on connecting to the mains water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Connection to the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Description of the appliance
a Refrigerator section / StayFresh zone
On/Off button
b Refrigerator section
temperature display
c Refrigerator section
temperature selector buttons
left button: warmer
right button: colder
f Freezer section On/Off button
g Freezer section
temperature display
h Freezer section
temperature selector buttons
left button: warmer
right button: colder
d Super cool button and indicator light
i Super freeze button and indicator
light
e Safety lock indicator light
j Alarm off button
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Description of the appliance
a Butter and cheese compartment
b Interior lighting
c Egg tray
d Shelves
e Condensate channel and
drain hole
f Divider *
g Bottle racks
h Fruit and vegetable containers
i StayFresh zone, dry compartment
j Control for setting the moisture level
in the humidity controlled
compartment
k StayFresh zone, humidity controlled
compartment
l Ice cube drawer with
automatic ice cube maker
m Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
n Marker system for frozen food
* depending on model
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Description of the appliance
Optional accessory
Miele{home
The Miele|home system gives you the
ability to check information about your
appliance at any time.
For example, if a temperature alarm,
power cut or other fault message
occurs, this information will be relayed
directly to the Miele|home system.
You will need a Miele|home system
(e.g. the Miele|home InfoControl)
and your appliance must be fitted
with Communication module
(XKM 2000 KF).
Please refer to the leaflet supplied with
the Miele|home Communication
module for details on how to install it
and on how to sign it on to your
Miele|home system.
The Miele|home system is supplied
with its own operating instructions.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Please ensure that the appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person. The
plug must be rendered useless and the
cable cut off directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. See the
"Warning and Safety" section of this
booklet for further details.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please dispose of your old appliance at
your local community waste collection /
recycling centre and not with your
household waste.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use 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 foodstuffs 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.
This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is environmentally friendly.
Although it is flammable, it does not
damage the ozone layer and does not
increase the greenhouse effect. The
use of this coolant has, however, led to
a slight increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that
the rating on the data plate
corresponds to the voltage and
frequency of the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is present and regularly
tested. Where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation
instructions.
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons to ensure safety.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held liable.
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Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by a
faulty connection to the mains water
supply.
Connection to the mains water
supply and any repairs to the ice
cube maker must only be carried out by
a suitably qualified and competent
person.
The ice cube maker is not suitable
for connection to a hot water
supply.
Before making plumbing
connections, ensure the appliance
is disconnected from the mains
electricity supply.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Warning and Safety instructions
Use
Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to
the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
Do not use any electrical
equipment in this appliance, e.g.
ice cream makers. Danger of sparking
and explosion!
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.
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food. Defrosted food
should be used up 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.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed and stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the freezer
section. 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. This could result in
injury or damage.
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, 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair
the efficiency of the appliance, increase
the electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges
(ambient temperatures), and should not
be used outside this range. The climate
range for your appliance is stated on
the data plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch
or lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
Disconnect it from the mains. Cut
off the cable and render any plug
unusable.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting
disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and safety instructions.
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
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Increased energy
consumption
Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of ice hinders the cold
ice one centimetre thick has built from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
up.
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
The stainless steel surface has a layer
of protective foil to prevent scratching
during transportation.
^ Do not remove this foil until the
appliance has been installed or built
in. Start at one of the upper corners.
^ Clean stainless steel surfaces with a
suitable conditioning agent for
stainless steel.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 11/2 and 2 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
The refrigerator section and the freezer
section are switched on independently
of one another so that, if required, you
can switch on only one section. The
StayFresh zone is switched on together
with the refrigerator section.
The refrigerator section temperature
display lights up. The refrigerator
section starts cooling. The interior light
will come on if the door is opened.
Freezer section
^ Press the freezer section On/Off
button on the right-hand side of the
control panel.
Bars light up in the freezer section
temperature display and the freezer
section starts cooling.
Allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is
sufficiently low.
Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer or to save space on the freezer
tray. The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Refrigerator section / StayFresh zone
^ Press the refrigerator section /
StayFresh zone On/Off button on the
left-hand side of the control panel.
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Switching on and off
Switching off
^ Press the appropriate On/Off button
until the temperature display goes
out.
The cooling system is switched off. (If
this does not happen, the safety lock is
still activated).
^ Press the freezer section On/Off
button to come out of the setting
mode.
The electronics will then switch over to
normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
Safety lock
Switching off for longer
periods of time
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday,
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
^ switch the appliance off,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ close the stopcock for the water inlet,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button pressed in for approx.
5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes
and a ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Press the Super freeze button again.
; lights up in the temperature display.
^ You can now choose between ; 0
and ; 1 by pressing the temperature
selector buttons:
0: the safety lock is de-activated,
1: the safety lock is activated.
^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
The safety lock indicator light X will
light up when the safety lock has been
activated.
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^ 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.
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,
. . . in the freezer section
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature
colder than -18 °C is required. At this
temperature the growth of
micro-organisms is generally halted. As
soon as the temperature rises 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.
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
Temperature selection in the
refrigerator / freezer section
– 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.
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and for the freezer section are
set independently from one another
using the two buttons under the
appropriate temperature display.
Press the
. . . in the refrigerator section
and in the StayFresh zone
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator section.
left button:
to raise the temperature
right button: to reduce the temperature
The temperature in the StayFresh zone
is controlled automatically and is
maintained at 0 to 3 °C.
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
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The correct temperature
After setting the temperature you can
see the following information in the
display by pressing the +/- buttons:
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
Setting the temperature in the
StayFresh zone
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
The temperature in the StayFresh zone
is automatically held at 0 to 3 °C.
It can be raised or lowered, e.g. if you
want to use it for storing items like fish.
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button the display will change to
show the current average temperature
in the appliance.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to show the accurate
temperature of the appliance. If, after
this time, the temperature is still too high
or too low, you will need to adjust it
again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
– In the refrigerator section from 4 °C
to 9 °C
– In the freezer section from -14 °C to
-28 °C
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
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^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes
and a ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until a = appears
in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button again.
= lights up in the temperature display.
^ You can now adjust the temperature
in the StayFresh zone by pressing the
temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 9:
1: lowest temperature,
9: highest temperature.
The correct temperature
= 5 is the default setting for the
StayFresh zone. If a setting of = 1 to
= 4 is selected, the temperature can
fall below 0°C. Food could freeze!
^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
^ Press the freezer section On/Off
button to come out of the setting
mode.
The electronics will then switch over to
normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
Temperature displays
During normal operation the
temperature display shows the
temperature in the middle of the
refrigerator section and the temperature
in the warmest part of the freezer
section.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display (above 0 °C in the
refrigerator section and below 0 °C in
the freezer section), bars will flash in
the temperature displays.
The temperature displays flash, if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
– if 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 in the
freezer section remains above -18 °C
for a long time, check that the frozen
food has not started to defrost. If it has
started thawing, check that the food is
safe to use and if it is, use it as quickly
as possible.
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible. However, if the
door is opened, a setting changed or if
the alarm is sounding, the temperature
display will appear much brighter for
approx. 1 minute.
You can adjust the level of brightness:
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes
and a ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until an ^ appears
in the display.
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The correct temperature
^ Press the Super freeze button again.
^ lights up in the temperature display.
^ You can now adjust the level of
brightness by pressing the
temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 5:
1: lowest setting,
5: brightest setting.
^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
^ Press the freezer section On/Off
button to come out of the setting
mode.
The electronics will then switch over to
normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
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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 and to avoid energy being
wasted if the door is left open.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash if the
temperature in the freezer gets too
warm. The temperature the appliance is
set at determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
Switching on the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the freezer, the alarm
switches off and the temperature
display stops flashing and lights up
constantly. However, if the noise
disturbs you, you can turn the alarm off
before this if you wish.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash,
– if the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Door alarm
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
set temperature has been reached.
The display then stops flashing and
lights up constantly. The alarm
system is now ready should it be
needed again.
If the door has been left open for more
than approx. 60 seconds the alarm will
sound.
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Super cool and Super freeze
Super cool
Freezing fresh food
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
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.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
^ Press the Super cool button, the
Super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function switches itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light goes out and the
appliance continues running at normal
power.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
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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. There will be very little water
around the defrosted food.
Super cool and Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer section.
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer section, the Super
freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 to 60
hours. The Super freeze indicator light
will go out and the appliance will
continue running at normal power.
Exceptions:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer section, the Super freeze
function should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
^ 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 freezer
section.
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Using the refrigerator section efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator
section. Cold, heavy air sinks to the
lowest section of the appliance. Make
use of the different zones when placing
food in the appliance.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door.
Traces of oil can cause stress
cracks to occur in the plastic
components in the door.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
normally directly above the vegetable
containers. In this appliance, however,
the coldest area is in the StayFresh
zone.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to the
back wall.
StayFresh zone
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
A temperature of between 0 - 3 °C
combined with a high humidity level
provides the optimum storage
conditions for fresh food, enabling it to
be kept fresher for longer than in a
refrigerator.
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh.
Bear this in mind when shopping.
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
The temperature in the StayFresh zone
is automatically held at approx. 0 °C.
Use the coldest areas in the refrigerator
section and in the StayFresh zone for all
delicate and highly perishable food,
e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
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Using the refrigerator section efficiently
The StayFresh zone is divided into two
areas:
– The dry compartment has a relative
humidity level of approx. 45 %.
– The humidity controlled
compartment has a control for
setting the humidity level between
45 % and 90 %. Slide the control to
the humidity level you require.
The humidity level will also be affected
by the moisture content of the food
being stored and how often the
compartment is opened.
Low humidity level ,
^ To set a humidity level of approx.
45 % slide the control for the humidity
controlled compartment over to the
left ,.
This humidity level is suitable for storing
particularly delicate food such as fresh
fish, shell fish, meat, poultry, sausage,
dairy products and salads.
Keep food covered or packaged in
this compartment with the exception
of meat.
High humidity level ^ To set a humidity level of approx.
90 % slide the control for the humidity
controlled compartment over to the
right -.
This humidity level is suitable for storing
fresh produce such as vegetables,
salad, herbs, and seasonal fruit.
Store these types of food uncovered
in the compartment.
Take food out of the StayFresh zone
approx. 30 - 60 minutes before using
it. The aroma and taste do not fully
develop until the food has reached
room temperature.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in the
refrigerator. These include:
– Fruit and vegetables which are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocado pears, papaya, passion
fruit, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes
and cucumbers
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Using the refrigerator section 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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Different types of unpacked meats
and vegetables must be kept
separate.
To avoid any microbiological
cross-contamination, these foods may
only be stored together if they are
wrapped.
Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shell fish for example deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Meat
Store meat in suitable containers, but
uncovered in the low humidity
compartment. (Undo wrappings and
leave containers open). The surface of
the meat will dry out slightly and protect
it from bacterial growth thus increasing
its storage qualities. To prevent the risk
of bacterial contamination keep meat
stored in suitable containers and do not
let different types of meat come into
direct contact with each other.
Take food out of the StayFresh zone
approx. 30 - 60 minutes before using
it. The aroma and taste do not fully
develop until the food has reached
room temperature.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
Adjusting the door shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Push the door shelf upwards then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Pull the shelves forward and half-way
out and then lift them upwards or
downwards 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.
Moving the bottle divider
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
Split shelf
StayFresh zone compartments
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ When loading and unloading items,
pull the compartment right out by
taking hold of it at the back and lifting
it up to remove it.
^ Pull the front half of the glass shelf
forwards slightly and then push it
carefully under the rear half.
^ To put it back in, pull the runners a
right out and place the compartment
on top of the runners. The front of
the runners must be right up
against the front of the
compartment b. Push the
compartment back in c.
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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
temperature 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, lettuce, 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
plunge into cold water to cool
quickly. 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.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
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.
^ 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.
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 section
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.
Do not place food, even in flat
packages in the gap between the
uppermost evaporator plate and the
roof of the appliance. This gap is
essential for maintaining the correct
air circulation in the appliance. If it is
blocked the appliance will not
function properly.
The evaporator plates and each
freezer drawer can hold a maximum
capacity of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the evaporator
plates in the freezer section 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.
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Freezing and storing food
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.
month the food was first placed in the
freezer.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
Freezer calendar
– in a microwave oven,
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for
effectively.
– in an oven using the "Fan" or "Defrost"
setting,
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Marker system for frozen food
Markers serve as a reminder of how
long food has been stored.
Each freezer drawer has two slide
markers with dials. The months are
represented on the dials as 1 – 12.
– at room temperature,
– in a refrigerator,
– in a steam oven.
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.
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.
^ 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
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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.
Freezing and storing food
Cooling drinks
Cool pack
Drinks are best cooled quickly in the
refrigerator section using the Super
cool function. If bottles are, however,
placed in the freezer section for rapid
cooling, make sure they are not left in
for more than one hour, as they could
burst.
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack in the upper
drawer directly on top of food or to save
space on the freezer tray. 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.
When placing fresh food in the freezer
section, 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.
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Ice cube maker
For the automatic ice cube maker to
operate it must be connected to the
mains water supply.
Switching on
^ Switch on the freezer section.
^ Open the top left drawer in the
freezer section.
To ensure that the water pipes are
thoroughly flushed through before
use, ice cubes from the first three
ice cube making processes must not
be consumed.
This applies not only to when the
appliance is installed for the first
time but also if the appliance has
been out of use for a longer period
(e.g. whilst on holiday).
Making a large amount of ice cubes
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker. The indicator light will
come on.
^ Close the drawer.
The drawer must be completely shut
for ice cubes to be produced.
After the appliance is switched on for
the first time it can take up to 24 hours
for the first ice cubes to drop out of the
ice cube maker and collect in the
drawer.
Thereafter, when the ice cube maker is
switched off and then on again it will
take up to a maximum of 6 hours for ice
cubes to be produced.
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The amount of ice cubes which the
appliance makes depends on the
temperature in the freezer section. The
lower the temperature, the more ice
cubes are produced within a certain
time frame.
Ice cube production is halted
automatically as soon as the ice cube
drawer is full.
If you require a large amount of ice
cubes,
^ replace the full ice cube drawer with
the drawer beside it on the right.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again as soon as
this new drawer has been placed in
position and closed properly.
Ice cube maker
Switching off the ice cube
maker
The ice cube maker can be switched
off independently of the freezer section
if you do not want the appliance to
make any ice cubes.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker until the indicator light
goes out.
If the ice cube maker is switched off,
the ice cube drawer can be used as an
extra drawer for freezing fresh food and
storing frozen food.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section and
StayFresh zone
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
and the StayFresh zone whilst in use.
These are automatically removed and
defrosted by the appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
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Freezer section
This freezer is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
The moisture generated by defrosting
collects in the condenser and is
automatically dissipated by the
condenser from time to time.
This enables the freezer section to
remain permanently ice-free while the
food remains frozen. Food stored in the
freezer will not defrost in the freezer.
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.
For stainless steel surfaces, use a
proprietary stainless steel cleaning
agent.
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit, ventilation gaps or
into the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
both On/Off switches, switch off at
the socket and remove the plug.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ The stainless steel trim can be pulled
off the front edge of the shelves in the
refrigerator section for cleaning.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing up liquid. Wash all accessories
by hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher. The butter dish is, however,
dishwasher safe.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole in the refrigerator section
frequently, so that condensate can
drain away unhindered. Use a straw
or similar to clear the drain if
necessary.
^ Clean stainless steel surfaces with a
suitable cleaning agent following the
manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the doors
open to air the appliance for a short
while.
E-Cloth
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department which is suitable for
cleaning surfaces such as stainless
steel, glass, plastic and chrome
without the use of chemicals.
^ Take out any removable parts e.g.
shelves for cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the ice cube tray
The ice cubes are formed in a tray
before they are dropped down into the
drawer.
This tray should be cleaned regularly to
remove any stale ice or water.
^ Connect the appliance to the
electricity supply.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker. The indicator light will
come on.
^ Empty the ice cube drawer.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker and hold it pressed in for
approx. 10 seconds (after about a
second the ice cube maker will
switch off and the indicator light will
go out).
The indicator light will flash.
^ Push the ice cube drawer in as far as
it will go within the next 60 seconds.
The ice cube tray will then rotate into an
angled position which makes it easier
for cleaning:
^ Then take the ice cube drawer out of
the appliance and clean it.
^ Now clean the ice cube tray with hot
water and a little washing up liquid or
sterilising fluid. Rinse thoroughly
afterwards.
^ Press the On/Off button on the ice
cube maker.
The ice cube tray will return to its
original position.
^ Then put the ice cube drawer back in
the appliance and close it.
The ice cube maker will begin to
produce ice cubes again after a
maximum of 6 hours.
If the ice cube maker has not been
used for a while, it is important to
clean the ice cube tray before using
it again.
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 energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seals
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ Wait until the ice cube tray has
completed this rotation before
continuing.
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The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section and the
StayFresh zone.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section and the StayFresh zone,
close the appliance doors, and
switch on the refrigerator section and
the freezer section.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly. The 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 section.
^ Switch off Super freeze by pressing
the Super freeze button.
The indicator light will go out.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. Repairs
and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable
for unauthorised work.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
section or freezer section is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The Super freeze or Super cool
function has not been switched off.
The respective indicator light is still
on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service
Department:
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
too dusty.
What to do if . . .
^ Check whether, the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become too dusty.
. . . the refrigerator section or freezer
section does not get cool.
^ Check whether the respective section
is switched on. The relevant
temperature display must be lit up.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
. . . the door to the freezer section will
not open because it has been opened
and closed too many times in
succession.
. . . the alarm sounds and the freezer
section temperature display flashes.
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.
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Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
The freezer section temperature has
risen above the set temperature
because
^ the freezer section door has been
opened too frequently, or large
amounts of fresh food have been put
in at once for freezing.
Problem solving guide
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
Once the problem has been resolved
the temperature display for the freezer
section will light up constantly and the
alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature displays.
Check the temperature displays about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. The display will not show a
temperature until the temperature in the
appliance has reached a certain level.
. . . the following appear in the
temperature display "F1" to "F5".
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
may only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
The warmest temperature will show in
the display for about 1 minute. The
actual current temperature in the
freezer section will then show in the
display again.
. . . you cannot switch the ice cube
maker on.
^ Check whether the appliance is
connected to the electricity supply.
. . . The ice cube maker is not
producing any ice cubes.
^ Was the water inlet pipe purged of air
by a qualified and competent person
before the appliance was used for
the first time?
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display.
^ Check whether the ice cube maker is
switched on.
The freezer section temperature has
risen too high at some point during the
last couple of days because of a power
cut.
^ Check whether the freezer section is
switched on.
^ Press the alarm button whilst "nA" is
lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section during the power cut.
Depending on the temperature
displayed, you should check the
condition of food in the freezer. If it has
defrosted or started to defrost check
that it is still safe to use, and if so, use it
as quickly as possible. Defrosted food
^ Check whether the water inlet is
open.
^ Check that the ice cube drawer has
been closed properly.
Remember it can take up to 24 hours to
produce the first ice cubes.
. . . the indicator light on the ice cube
maker is flashing
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the Super freeze or Super cool
indicator light is not lit up although
the appliance is working.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, max. 25 W, E 14 fitting.
The indicator light is defective. Call the
Service Department.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
. . . the interior light is not working.
^ Was the refrigerator section door left
open for too long? The lighting
switches itself off automatically after
approx. 15 minutes.
The lighting in the refrigerator section is
located towards the top behind a cover.
There are two lamps. If one is defective:
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
^ Screw the new lamp into the
connection. Ensure it goes in
correctly and make sure that seal c
makes a tight fit.
^ Push the glass panel carefully back
into position and resecure the
bracket.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
^ Unscrew bracket a, and pull it off
towards you.
^ Carefully take glass panel b out.
^ Replace the lamp.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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Service Department
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Mains water connection
Notes on connecting to the
mains water supply
Connection to the mains water
supply should only be carried out by
a qualified and competent person in
accordance with national and local
regulations.
The water quality must conform to
the requirements for drinking water
in the country the appliance is being
installed in.
The stopcock should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been built in.
Connection to the water inlet
Before making plumbing
connections, ensure the appliance is
disconnected from the mains
electricity supply.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread.
– All items used for connecting the
appliance to the mains water supply
must comply with the current national
and local safety regulations in the
country in which the appliance is
being installed.
– The appliance is only suitable for
connection to the cold water supply.
– The water pressure (flow rate) must
be between 1.5 and 6 bar.
– The stainless steel hose is 1.5 m
long. This may only be lengthened
by means of a Miele extension hose.
This extension hose is available from
the Miele Spare Parts Department
and must only be fitted by a suitably
qualified fitter.
– A stopcock must be provided
between the stainless steel hose and
the household water supply to
ensure that the water supply can be
cut off if necessary.
^ Connect the stainless steel hose to
the stopcock.
^ Ensure that it is screwed into position
correctly.
Before using the appliance for the first
time the water inlet pipe should be
purged of air by a qualified and
competent person.
– To do so the stainless steel hose
should be filled as far as possible
with water before being connected to
the solenoid valve.
– Mop up any spillages with a cloth.
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Mains water connection
^ Turn on the stopcock slowly and
check the whole water system for
leaks.
^ The appliance can then be
connected to the electricity supply.
^ Push the appliance into its final
position.
^ The stainless steel hose should be
attached to the solenoid valve at the
base of the appliance at the back.
^ Ensure that the hose is fitted correctly
and that it is water tight.
If the stopcock for the water supply is
located on the left-hand side of the
appliance, the stainless steel hose must
be positioned as shown in the following
illustration:
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When doing so, make sure that the
stainless steel hose is not kinked or
damaged.
After a maximum of 24 hours the first
ice cubes will drop out of the ice
cube maker and collect in the
drawer.
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
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.
Important: Appliances without side
wall heating must not be installed
"side-by-side" next to another
refrigerator or freezer.
This could cause condensation and
subsequent damage between the
two appliances.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+18 °C to +38 °C
+18 °C to +43 °C
+10 °C to +38 °C
+10 °C to +43 °C
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.
Location
Ventilation
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.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be
covered over. The air inlet and outlet
must not be covered or blocked in any
way. They should be dusted on a
regular basis.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
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Installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Remove
any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position. The appliance can be
placed directly against a wall.
Installation
Aligning the appliance
^ 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 the instructions below.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
Removing the door handle:
Changing over the doors:
First the side section of the handle must
be removed:
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back, creating a
gap d between side section b and
mounting plate c.
^ Remove cover a.
^ Place a suitable object (e.g. a spoon
handle) in gap d, and slowly lever
the handle towards the door.
^ Refit cover cap d on the opposite
side.
Be careful not to let the "spoon
handle" slip, causing damage to the
appliance.
The side section b can now be
removed.
^ Pull side section b out of the guides
on the mounting plate.
^ Loosen the 4 screws (Torx 15) in the
mounting plate, and remove the
handle.
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^ With the appliance door closed
unscrew lower hinge bracket b and
then take the door down and off.
^ Take hinge parts c out of hinge
bracket b, then refit them in the
second hole in the hinge bracket.
^ With the upper door f closed, pull
hinge pin e downwards to remove it.
^ Open the upper door, and pull it
downwards and off.
Changing the door hinging
^ Hang the upper appliance door on
hinge pin i and close the appliance
door.
^ Push middle hinge pin e from below
through hinge bracket m into the
upper appliance door.
^ Check that the upper door is
correctly aligned. If necessary, align
it using the long slots in hinge
bracket m.
^ Remove cover g, and unscrew hinge
bracket h.
^ Fit hinge pin i in the second hole of
hinge bracket h.
^ Refit bracket j and cover k turned
through 180° on the opposite side.
^ Screw hinge bracket h into the
opposite side.
The M4 screw has to be screwed into
the left hole of the hinge bracket.
^ Turn cover g through 180°, and fit it
on the other side.
^ Exchange cover l in the middle of
the appliance with hinge bracket m.
To do this:
Unscrew cover l and hinge bracket
m, turn them around and screw in on
the opposite side.
^ Hang the lower door on hinge pin e
and then close the appliance door.
^ Fit lower hinge bracket b in the door
bearing of the lower door. Then screw
it securely to the housing.
^ Refit cover a.
^ Pull bearing bush n downwards out
of hinge bracket m and refit it from
above into the hinge bracket.
^ Remove the plugs from the door
bearing bushes in the top of the
doors and refit on the opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle:
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handle. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
It is important to check that the side
section of the handle d does not
come into contact with the door seal
when opening the door, as this
would damage the door seal
permanently.
If, after you have refitted the handle,
you find that the side section does
touch the door seal when the door is
opened:
^ Realign mounting plate c with grub
screws a until the mounting plate
and the side section of the handle d
are at the correct angle and the side
section does not touch the seal when
the door is opened.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
Mounting plate c must be positioned
on the side of the door so that when the
door is closed it is flush with the side of
the appliance.
If this is not the case
^ tighten the two grub screws a with
the allen key provided until mounting
plate c lines up correctly.
^ Then tighten all 4 fixing screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
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Building in the appliance
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
When installed next to a wall c a
distance of approx. 50 mm is needed
on the hinge side between the wall and
the appliance b, so that the doors and
the handles have sufficient space for
opening.
The appliance can be installed in 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 and top box, if fitted, for air
to circulate.
A gap of at least 40 mm is required
between the top of the appliance (or
top box) and the ceiling to ensure that
air can circulate without hindrance.
Otherwise the appliance has to work
harder, resulting in an increase in
electricity consumption. The larger the
cross-section, the more efficient the
appliance.
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