Miele KT 3534 Sed Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Fridge-freezer combination
KT 3534 Sed
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine
to avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine.
Q
M.-Nr. 05 595 270
Contents
Contents
Guide to the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and safety instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Winter setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Storing food in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the door shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chilling and storing food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Important notes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum freezing capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hints on home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Freezer section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
After Sales Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fitting the handles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Align the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Building in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
b Temperature selector
c Button for winter setting
with indicator light
e Freezer section shelf
f Fan
g Butter and cheese compartment
h Egg trays
i Interior lighting
j Refrigerator section shelves
k Condensate channel and
drain hole
l Adjustable door shelves
m Fruit and vegetable containers
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d Light contact switch
Caring for the environment
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
Warning and safety instructions
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 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 responsible for damage caused
by improper use of the appliance.
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Technical safety
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.
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 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).
– 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).
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation instructions.
Use
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.
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 frostburn to the lips or
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
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after
it has been cooked.
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).
Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to
the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
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Warning and safety instructions
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance. Switching on
thermostats and the interior light may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard.
If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof in the refrigerator
section, 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. 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 noncompliance 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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Switching on and off
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
The stainless steel surface has a protective cover to prevent scratching during transportation.
Do not remove this cover until the appliance has been installed or built in.
Start at one of the upper corners.
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
1/2 and 1 hour after transporting it
to its final location before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
Turn the temperature selector in a
clockwise direction away from “0”.
The appliance will begin to cool. The interior light in the refrigerator section will
come on when the door is opened.
Switching off
Turn the temperature selector in an
anti-clockwise direction from “1”
back to the “0” position.
The cooling system and the interior
light are now switched off.
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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 the freezer section,
clean the appliance, and
leave the doors ajar to air the appliance.
If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the appliance.
The correct temperature
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.
. . . in the freezer section
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
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 organisms.
– the warmer the food is which is put
into it,
Temperature selection
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures (climate ranges). Do not use in ambient
temperatures for which it is not designed.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of
5 °C in the middle of the appliance.
The temperatures for both the refrigerator section and for the freezer section are set using the temperature selector in the refrigerator section.
Turn the temperature selector to a
setting between 1 and 7.
The higher the setting the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
A middle range setting is usually sufficient.
However, if frozen food is to be stored
in the freezer section then a setting
between 4 and 7 is recommended to
ensure that the required temperature in
the freezer section is maintained.
It is advisable to select a higher setting
(between 4 and 7) if the door is opened
frequently, large quantities of food are
stored in the refrigerator or there is a
high ambient temperature.
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Winter setting (only U.K.)
Winter setting (only U.K.)
With very low ambient temperatures
at or below 16 °C the freezer compartment may not be able to maintain its
temperature. The low room temperature
may prevent the appliance from running often enough, resulting in frozen
food beginning to thaw. The winter setting is designed to prevent this happening.
To activate the winter setting
Press the switch for the winter setting, the indicator light will come on.
The appliance will come on more
often, lowering the temperature in
the freezer compartment to the required level.
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To deactivate the winter setting
As soon as the ambient temperature
rises above 16 °C the winter setting
should be switched off. The freezer
compartment temperature will be sufficiently controlled by the temperature
dial.
Press the switch for the winter setting. The indicator light will go out
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
Storing food in the refrigerator section
Storing food in the refrigerator section
Natural air circulation gives rise to different temperature zones inside 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.
The coldest zones are against the
back wall and above the vegetable containers. Use the area above the vegetable containers for perishable foods
such as meat, sausage, fish etc.
The warmest zone is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Loading examples
When placing food in the appliance
load the top shelves first and work
your way down to the bottom starting
with baked goods, pre-cooked foods
and milk products and finishing with
meats, fish and sausages.
Use the vegetable containers for
storing vegetables, salad and fruit.
Not all fruit and vegetables should
be stored together in the same container as they give off natural gases
which affect the perishability of
other foods. (See section "Chilling
and storing food").
Fill the door shelves from the top to
the bottom.
Start with butter, cheese, small tins,
bottles and tubes in the upper
shelves, followed by large bottles,
juice containers and milk in the bottom shelves.
Do not store cooking oil in the appliance door.
Traces of oil can cause stress
cracks to occur in the plastic components in the door.
Use the freezer section for the storage of frozen food, ice cubes and
ice-cream.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
Pull the shelves forward as far as
they will go then lift them upwards to
remove them.
With the rear barrier facing upwards
place the shelf at the required position.
The rear barrier must face upwards
to prevent food from touching the
back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be taken
out to allow space for tall items standing on the shelf below.
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Adjusting the door shelves
Push the door shelf upwards then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
Replace the door shelf at the required position. Ensure that it is securely pushed back into position.
Chilling and storing food
Chilling and storing food
Important notes:
Use the different cooling zones for
storing food correctly. See the section on loading examples.
– Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance. Otherwise it may
freeze to the back wall.
– Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products containing combustible gas (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
Food which should not be stored in
a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration.
These include:
– Fruit and vegetables such as
bananas, avocado pears, papaya,
passion fruit, aubergines
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is tightly
closed, and store upright.
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 in
the vegetable containers.
– Hot food and drinks must be cooled
to room temperature before placing
them in the appliance.
Examples of fruit which produce a
large amount of this natural gas are:
– Store food covered or packaged.
This way you will prevent food smells
or tastes from affecting other foods
and prevent food from drying out.
Fruit and vegetables may, however,
be stored loose in the vegetable containers.
– Do not store groceries too close to
each other. Space should be left between individual items for air to circulate.
– Do not keep the door open for too
long when putting food in and taking
it out of the appliance. This will help
save energy.
Apples, passion fruit, apricots, pears,
nectarines, peaches, plums, avocado
pears, papayas 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, bananas, avocado pears, pears,
nectarines and peaches.
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Freezing and storing food
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 section 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 precooked 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.
Packing
unsuitable packing material
– wrapping paper
– grease-proof paper
– cellophane
– dustbin liners
– plastic carrier bags
Placing in the freezer
Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers 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.
Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
– plastic freezer film
– freezer bags
– freezer containers
– aluminium foil
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.
Defrosting
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:
Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them to prevent freezer burn on food.
– in the microwave oven,
– in the oven using the “Fan” or “Defrost” setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the fridge.
Close the packaging tightly with
– rubber bands
– plastic clips
– string or bag ties
– cold resistant adhesive tape.
Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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 and
wash the container it was in, the sink
and your hands.
Warning
Never re-freeze partially of 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
Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of one
of the freezer drawers.
Once frozen, if necessary 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 if it is held under cold running
water for a short while.
Ice cream
Ice cream can be made in an ice tray
without the cube divider. The freezing
time depends on the fat content of the
recipe and takes longer than water ice
or sorbet.
To remove ice cream from the tray,
place the tray in water for a few
minutes.
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Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
Defrosting
Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. These are automatically removed and defrosted by the machine.
The freezer section does not defrost
automatically because frozen food
must not be allowed to defrost.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are never blocked so
that the condensate can flow away
without hinderance.
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plate. If allowed to accumulate, this will impair the efficiency of
the freezer and increase the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plate as this can damage the evaporator plate and the
freezer section making it unusable.
The freezer section should be defrosted from time to time. It must be defrosted if a layer of ice approx. 5 mm
thick has accumulated. It is best to defrost when only very little food or no
food at all is left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
Remove the frozen food from the
freezer section and place it in another freezer or cool box or wrap it in
several layers of newspaper or
cloths and place it in a cool place
until the freezer section is ready for
use again.
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Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it defrosts.
Switch the appliance off.
Open the freezer section door.
Use a sponge or towel to soak up
water from defrosting.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
freezer section. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays, or deicers 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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After defrosting
Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Make sure when cleaning the appliance that no liquid gets into the
condensate drain hole.
Switch on the appliance.
Place the frozen food into the freezer
section again.
Cleaning and care
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.
The stainless steel surfaces should
be cleaned with a proprietary
stainless steel cleaner following the
manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging.
Make sure that no water can penetrate into the electronic unit, into the
light or into the ventilation gaps.
Do not let water get into the drainage channel and drain hole when
cleaning.
Never use steam cleaning apparatus to defrost or clean the appliance. The steam could attack the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
The data plate located inside the appliance must not be removed. It contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
Before cleaning
Switch the appliance off by turning
the temperature selector to the "0"
position.
Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
Take out any removable parts e.g.
shelves for cleaning.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little washing up liquid. Accessories and shelves
should be hand washed only. The butter dish is, however, dishwasher safe.
Clean the refrigerator section at least
once a month and the freezer section each time it is defrosted.
Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that condensate can drain away unhindered.
Use a straw or similar to clear the
drain if necessary.
Use a suitable stainless steel cleaner
to clean the stainless steel surfaces:
– Apply the cleaner sparingly to a
dry, fluff free cloth and then rub it
into the surface.
After cleaning, wipe the outer casing, 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, Part Number 980 13530,
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass,
plastic and chrome without the use
of chemicals.
Defrost the freezer section.
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Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the appliance’s
energy consumption.
Door 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.
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.
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After cleaning
Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section.
Place food back in the refrigerator
section, close the appliance doors,
and switch the appliance on.
Switch on the winter setting so that
the freezer section cools down
quickly.
Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required temperature place the food back in the
freezer section.
Switch the winter setting off again.
Problem solving guide
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 responsible for unauthorised work.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service Department:
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in
the system is unavoidable.
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
Make sure that the temperature dial
is not pointing to the "0" position.
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, consult the 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.
Check whether the cable clips were
unclipped from the back of the appliance before installation. They
could vibrate when the appliance is
operating.
Are all removable parts correctly
fitted in the appliance?
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator section is too low.
Turn the temperature dial to a setting
closer to "0".
Check that the freezer section door
has been properly closed.
Has a large amount of fresh food
been put in at the same time for
freezing.
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature in
the refrigerator section to fall automatically. No more than 2 kg of fresh
food should be frozen at one time.
Check whether the winter setting is
still on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
Check whether ventilation gaps have
been covered over or become too
dusty.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against each
other?
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Problem solving guide
Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the appliance has become dusty.
The refrigerator and freezer section
doors have been opened too frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at the same
time for freezing.
Check that the doors have been
properly closed.
Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer section. If it has then the freezer section
will need defrosting.
. . . the frozen food is thawing because the freezer section is too
warm.
Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
Defrost and then clean the freezer
section.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces efficiency and increases energy consumption.
. . . the interior light in the refrigerator section is not working?
Has the contact switch got stuck?
Make sure that the temperature dial
is not pointing to the "0" position.
If it is not pointing to the "0" position
the bulb is defective:
Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and withdraw the plug from the socket (pull
by the plug not the cable), or disconnect the mains fuse or remove the
screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
Increase the room temperature, or
switch on the winter setting.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the freezer section to become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper to carefully
prise it apart.
Reach into the back of the light
cover, press upwards at the side b,
and then pull the cover off c.
Replace the bulb.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer section.
Bulb specification:
220 – 240 V, max. 15 W, E 14 fitting
Check whether the freezer section
door closes properly.
Push the cover securely back into
position.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the floor of the refrigerator section 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,
then contact the Miele Service Department.
To prevent unecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open
the doors while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
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After Sales Service
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
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate inside the appliance.
or
– The Miele Service Department
(see back cover for address).
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Please note that telephone calls
may be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
Electrical connection
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
Blue
Brown
= earth
= neutral
= 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 nonrewireable 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
Installation
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven on top of this appliance, as this would increase the
appliance’s energy consumption.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed. The
higher the ambient temperature of the
room the more energy the appliance requires to operate. It should not be installed where it is exposed to direct
sunlight or directly adjacent to a heatproducing appliance such as an oven
or a radiator.
Ventilation
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 handles
If the door hinging does not require
changing the handles should now be
fitted to the doors.
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
SN
N
ST
T
Ambient room
temperature
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+18 °C to +38 °C
+18 °C to +43 °C
Secure handle b to the holes in the
doors using the screws marked 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 and
going off.
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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. Remove
any hindrance.
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
Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is required follow the instructions below.
Open the lower appliance door and
remove cover b.
Close the lower appliance door, unscrew lower hinge bracket c, and
take the door off.
Take the washers and hinge pin d
out of the hinge bracket, then refit
them in the second hole in the hinge
bracket.
(Use the spanner supplied to unscrew and refit the hinge pin).
With the upper door closed, unscrew
upper hinge bracket e then take the
upper door f off.
Take plug b out of the door bearing,
and refit on the opposite side.
Unscrew bearing block d, turn it
around and refit it on the opposite
side.
Use the spanner supplied to unscrew the hinge pin c out of bearing
block d and refit it into the bearing
block from below.
Remove plugs e and cover f. Refit
the plugs on the opposite side, and
cover the screw head on the opposite side with the cover.
Fit door handles g and plugs h on
the opposite side.
Hang the upper appliance door on
hinge pin c, and close the appliance door.
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Changing the door hinging
Turn hinge bracket b around and
refit it in the door bearing in the
upper door. Then screw it securely to
the housing.
Hang the lower door e in the upper
hinge bracket b and close the lower
door.
Fit lower hinge bracket c in the door
bearing in the lower appliance door.
Then screw it securely to the housing.
Align the lower door using the long
slots in hinge brackets b and c and
then tighten all screws.
Conceal the holes on the opposite
side using cover d.
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Building in
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 installed next to a wall d a distance of approx. 50 mm is needed on
the hinge side between the wall and
the appliance, so that the doors and
the handles have sufficient space for
opening.
The appliance 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 b.
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 cm 2 to ensure that air
can circulate without hinderance. Otherwise the appliance has to work too
hard resulting in an increase in electricity consumption.
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