Miele F 623 Ui-2 Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
F 623 Ui
F 623 Ui-2
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident
or damage to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 05 995 411
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching the alarm tone off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Contents
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Building in "side-by-side" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Building under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adjusting the plinth depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Securing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Description of the appliance
a Alarm button and indicator light
b Temperature display
e Drawer with freezer calendar
f Marker system for frozen food
g Ventilation gaps
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c Super freeze button and indicator
light
d On/off and temperature selector dial
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.
Inappropriate use can however lead
to personal injury and damage to
property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, read the
instructions carefully before using for
the first time. They contain important
notes on 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, to store deep
frozen food, freeze fresh food and to
make ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect or improper use of the
appliance.
This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play on or near it, or to
play with the controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
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This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas
which is very 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 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 coolant
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires
and anything which creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department
for advice.
The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3
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.
Consult a qualified electrician if in
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.
Ensure that current is not supplied
to the appliance while maintenance
or repair work is being carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Use
Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to
the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
Do not use any electrical
equipment in this appliance, e.g.
ice cream makers. Danger of sparking
and explosion!
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Warning and Safety instructions
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
it 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.
Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the
freezer. The cans or bottles could
explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer make sure bottles are not
left in for more than one hour, otherwise
they could burst. Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
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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 the
build up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
Do not use any oils or grease on
the door seals. These cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth or the top of the
appliance housing unit as this would
impair the efficiency of the appliance,
increase the electricity consumption
and could cause damage to the
appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
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, 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 appliance guarantee.
Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of an old
appliance first make the door latch
or lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themseves 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.
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven.
Where the ambient room
temperature is ideal at approx.
20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate (set in
stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: The lower the
temperature in the freezer, the
higher the energy consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
than 16 °C.
Installation site
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
StayFresh zone just above 0 °C
Freezer section -18°C
Use
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the door for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Defrosting
Increased energy
consumption
Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of ice hinders the cold
ice one centimetre thick has built from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
up.
consumption.
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Operation
Before using for the first time
Switching off the alarm
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with luke warm water
and a little washing up liquid and
then dry using a soft cloth.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm stops. The indicator light
remains lit until the temperature which
has been set is reached.
Switching off
^ Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in an
anti-clockwise direction back to the
"0" position.
All indicator lights go out and the
cooling process is switched off.
^ Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position.
Forcing it beyond its range would
damage it. Turn it only as far as it will
go, then turn it back again.
The alarm indicator light flashes. An
alarm sounds after a short while and
the appliance starts cooling.
Allow the appliance to cool for a few
hours before placing food in it. This will
ensure that the temperature is
sufficiently low.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday
^ switch the appliance off at the mains,
^ withdraw the plug (pull on the plug
and not the cable),
^ defrost and clean the appliance out
and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
freezer. Micro organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro organisms. Reducing the
temperature reduces their growth rate.
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for a long time a
temperature of at least -18 °C is
needed. At this temperature the growth
of micro organisms is generally halted.
As soon as the temperature rises to
above -10 °C, the micro organisms
become active in the food again so that
it cannot be kept as long. For this
reason partially defrosted or defrosted
food must not be re-frozen. Food may
be re-frozen once it has been cooked
as the high temperatures achieved
when cooking destroy most micro
organisms.
Temperature selection
The temperature is set with the
temperature dial.
^ Using a coin turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction to the
required setting.
Turn it only as far as it will go, then
turn it back again. Turning it beyond
its range would damage it.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
In normal use, a setting between 2 and
3 is generally sufficient. You should also
check the temperature inside the
appliance from time to time.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
During normal operation the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
warmest part of the appliance. Ranges
of temperatures rather than individual
temperatures are shown. This means
that the temperatures displayed are
approximate.
If you have adjusted the temperature
dial in order to set a different
temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours
if the freezer is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the freezer is full
before checking the temperature
display. It will take this long for the
display to show the accurate
temperature of the freezer. If the
temperature displayed is too low or too
high, then adjust the temperature once
more.
A temperature above -18 °C is no
cause for concern in the following
circumstances:
– when the appliance has just been
switched on,
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to
defrost. If this is the case, check that
the food is safe to use and if it is, then
use it as soon as possible.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. It is always active. An alarm
will sound and the alarm indicator light
will flash if the temperature becomes
too warm. The setting on the
temperature control determines the
temperature the appliance recognises
as too warm.
Switching the alarm tone off
early
The alarm stops and the indicator light
goes out once the set temperature
range has been reached. However, if
the noise disturbs you, you can turn the
alarm tone off before this if you wish.
The alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light comes on,
– when the freezer is first switched on.
– when the door of the appliance has
been left open for a while, e.g. in
order to load, to re-arrange or to take
out food.
^ Press the alarm button.
The alarm stops, but the alarm
indicator light remains lit. It does not
go out until the set temperature
range has been reached.
– when freezing a large quantity of
food.
– when there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
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Super freeze
Freezing fresh food
Switching on super freeze
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer the super freeze function
should be switched on 4 - 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells. The rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
If food is frozen quickly the cells have
less time to lose moisture so they shrink
less.
As there is not so much moisture it is
easier for the food to reabsorb it during
the defrosting process.
^ Press the super freeze button. The
super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
appliance.
Super freeze
Switching super freeze off
Switch the super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
The super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 50 hours.
The super freeze indicator light will go
out and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in frozen food.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
To save energy the super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of at least -18 °C
has been reached in the freezer.
^ To switch it off press the super freeze
button. The super freeze indicator
light will go out and the appliance will
continue to operate at normal power.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Home freezing
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24 hour
period is given on the data plate
"Freezing capacity ...kg/24 hrs".
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop.
The length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperaure warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing :
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing :
grapes, lettuces, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed. To blanch: bring a large
saucepan of water to the boil,
immerse the vegetables in the fast
boiling water for 2-3 minutes,
depending on variety. Remove and
cool quickly in cold water. Drain and
pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
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Freezing and storing food
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. 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
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
Placing in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the upper drawers.
Large quantities can be placed directly
on the evaporator plates to freeze the
food quickly. To do this first take out
one or several freezer drawers.
Each drawer and evaporator plate
can be loaded with a maximum of
25 kg.
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ 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
- cold resistant adhesive tape.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
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When placing food in the freezer
ensure that it does not protrude in
front of the line marked (A) in the
illustration. This would prevent the
air from circulating freely.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the evaporator
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
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 the microwave oven,
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for
effectively.
– in the oven at 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.
^ Slide the markers onto the guide
runners on the edge of the drawers.
– at room temperature,
– in the fridge.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packing or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables.
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.
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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Freezing and storing food
Ice cubes
(with or without release button
depending on model)
^ Press down the release button on the
ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Any excess will flow out through
the outlet.
^ Now pull the release button up to
seal the ice cube tray. Place the tray
on the bottom of one of the freezer
drawers.
^ Once frozen use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Defrosting
The freezer does not defrost
automatically because frozen food must
not be allowed to defrost.
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the aluminium panels and drawer
fronts. If allowed to accumulate, this will
impair the efficiency of the freezer and
increase the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plates as this can
damage the evaporator plates and
the freezer making it unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 5 mm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the super freeze function at
least 4 hours before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Take all freezer drawers except for
the bottom one out of the freezer.
The bottom drawer is used for
collecting defrosted water.
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 freezer off by turning the
on/off dial to the "0" position.
^ Open the freezer door.
^ To speed up defrosting, a bowl with
hot water (not boiling) can be placed
in the appliance and some warm water in the bottom drawer. Closing the
door in this instance will help retain
the warmth and speed up the
defrosting process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays, or
de-icers as they could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause the build up of gases and
pose a danger to health.
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Defrosting
After defrosting
^ Take the bottom drawer out of the
appliance and empty it.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up
any water from defrosting still in the
appliance.
^ Clean the freezer and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the door and then switch the
freezer on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function
so that the freezer can get down to
temperature quickly. The super
freeze indicator light will come on.
^ Once the freezer has reached the
required temperature place the food
back in the drawers and place them
back in the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can be
switched off once a constant
temperature of at least -18º C has
been reached in the freezer. The
super freeze indicator light will go
out.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
^ Take out any removable parts for
cleaning e.g. drawers.
Interior and accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little mild
detergent. All accessories should all be
hand washed. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
Door fronts should be cleaned using
a solution of warm water with mild
detergent applied with a soft cloth or
with a suitable cleaning agent for the
type of door panel fitted.
^ After cleaning wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the door
open to air the appliance for a short
while.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit.
E-Cloth
Never use steam cleaning
apparatus to defrost or clean the
appliance. The steam could attack
the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
^ Clean the appliance immediately
after defrosting it.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off. Remove the
frozen food from the freezer and
place it in another freezer or cool box
or wrap it in several layers of
newspaper or cloths and store in a
cool place until the freezer is ready
for use again.
^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available
from the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, Part Number 980 13530,
which is suitable for cleaning
surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build up
of dust will increase the appliance’s
energy consumption.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning and care
After cleaning
^ Close the door, and switch the
appliance on.
^ Switch on the super freeze function
so that the freezer can get down to
temperature quickly. The super
freeze indicator light will come on.
^ Once the freezer has reached the
required temperature place the food
back in the drawers and place them
back in the freezer.
^ The super freeze function can be
switched off once a constant
temperature of at least -18 °C has
been reached in the freezer. The
super freeze 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.
Unauthorised repairs could be
dangerous. The following faults can
be corrected without contacting the
Miele Service Department:
What to do if . . .
. . . 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, contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
^ This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening.
Wait a few minutes and then try
again. It should now open without
force.
. . . the appliance is switching on too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether ventilation gaps in the
plinth and in the housing unit at the
top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been
properly closed.
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has, then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light flashes. The
temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial
because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out
and the alarm goes off.
. . . the temperature is too low.
. . . the alarm sounds at the same
time as the -15 C temperature
display.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a setting
closer to "0".
There is a fault. Call the Miele Service
Department.
^ The super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the super freeze indicator light is
not lit up although the appliance is
working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Miele Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper to carefully
prise it apart.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
then contact the Miele Service
Department
To prevent unecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and connected load are
given on the data plate. Please ensure
that these match the household mains
supply. The fuse rating is quoted on the
plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a residual current
device (RCD) with a trip current of 30
mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664,
VDE 0100, Section 739).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Installation
Building in "side-by-side"
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry well ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed. The
higher the ambient temperature of the
room the more energy the appliance
requires to operate. It should not be
installed where it is exposed to direct
sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for a
particular climate range (ambient room
temperature), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN, N
ST
T
to +32 °C
to +38 °C
to +43 °C
The appliance will function perfectly
down to a temperature of +5 °C.
If the freezer is to be built in next to a
refrigerator ("side-by-side") the freezer
must always be on the right hand
side of the refrigerator (as viewed
from the front). The insulated heating
element located in the left hand side
wall of the freezer will prevent
condensation forming between the
appliances.
Ventilation
Air at the rear of the appliance gets
warm. For the appliance to operate
efficiently it is important that it is
installed in such a way that air cannot
flow around the appliance. There must
be no gaps in the furniture housing. The
niche must be sealed at the back with a
kitchen furniture panel and the sides
fitted flush with unit sides. The top of
the appliance must be fitted close to
the worktop. The hole for the plug and
cable to pass through must be made as
small as possible.
Ventilation into and out of the
appliance is through the appliance
plinth. It must not be covered or
blocked in any way.
Ventilation gaps should be dusted
on a regular basis.
Before installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the rear of the
appliance are unhindered.
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Building in dimensions
Plinth height A depends on the building
under height:
With a building under height of
820 mm the plinth height will be
between 100 – 170 mm.
Appliances in climate range ST or T
require a minimum plinth height of
120 mm.
The plinth height is affected by the
height of the furniture front panel on the
appliance.
With a building under height of
870 mm the plinth height will be
between 150 – 220 mm. The plinth
height is affected by the height of the
furniture front panel on the appliance
and by the height of the adjustable
appliance feet.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow these
instructions.
^ Unscrew the fixing screws c
completely, and loosely screw them
into the holes on the opposite side of
the appliance e.
^ Open the appliance door and remove
all the freezer drawers.
^ Using a screwdriver, remove all the
spacer pieces a and fit them on the
opposite side.
^ Unscrew and remove screws a.
Do not close up the hinges. You
might hurt yourself.
^ Replace the hinges in their diagonally
opposite corners b.
^ Cover the holes using the plugs
supplied c.
^ Remove cover a by hand and
remove b using a screwdriver.
^ Loosen the fixing screws c slightly.
^ Pull the door off to the right d.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Fit the appliance door onto the
previously fitted screws a, and then
tighten the screws.
^ Refit the covers b.
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Installing the appliance
Building under
Where the building under height is
820 mm the appliance can be pushed
straight into the niche. Align the
appliance beforehand using the
adjustable feet.
Where the building under height is
870 mm the adjustable feet will need to
be extended by about 50 mm. Use an
SW 30 spanner or screwdriver to do
this. Then align the appliance.
The appliance should be secured to
the worktop only after the plinth
depth has been adjusted and the
furniture door has been fitted to the
appliance.
Adjusting the plinth depth
^ Lay the power supply cable so that it
can easily be connected to the
electricity socket once the appliance
has been built in.
^ Loosen screws a by turning them
approx. 8 to 10 times.
^ Align the plinth fascia to
neighbouring furniture plinths.
^ Then tighten screws a in a clockwise
direction until a resistance is felt.
^ Push the appliance into the niche so
that the front edges of the hinges are
flush with the side walls of the
neighbouring furniture housing units
(A).
^ Press the appliance against the wall
on the hinge side.
^ Loosely secure the appliance to the
worktop through fixing bracket a.
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Installing the appliance
If there is a continuous plinth in the
kitchen a ventilation gap will need to be
made in the plinth for the appliance:
Building-under
height [mm]
Dimension H
[mm]
820
870
60+1
110+1
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered over.
Fitting a furniture door
^ A gap of 8mm must be maintained
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids a up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted, see - on
the diagram.
^ Undo nuts b and take fixing bracket
c off together with the fitting aids.
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Installing the appliance
^ Using a pencil mark a line down the
centre of the inside of the furniture
door.
^ Hang the fixing bracket with the
fitting aids a onto the inside side of
the furniture door. Align the fixing
bracket centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm chip
board screws b. (On cassette doors
only use 4 screws on the edges).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them c.
^ Turn them round and insert them right
into the middle slots on fixing bracket
d.
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^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts a.
^ Loosely attach the nuts b on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments X are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments Y by turning the
adjusting bolts a with a screwdriver.
^ Tighten the nuts b slightly.
Installing the appliance
– (On large or divided doors attach a
second pair of fixing brackets a in
the handle region of the door. Use
the pre-drilled holes in the appliance
door.)
Securing the appliance
^ Securing the appliance door to the
furniture door:
– Secure bracket a to the appliance
door by screwing hexagon headed
screw b through the pre-drilled
holes in the appliance door.
^ Whilst counterholding the adjusting
bolts b with a screwdriver, tighten
nuts a at the top of the appliance
door.
^ Tighten all screws.
– Check that the two metal edges c
are flush (see symbol II).
– Drill fixing holes d and screw in the
short 4 x 14 mm chip board screws
e.
– Align depth Z on the furniture door:
Loosen screws f at the top of the
appliance door and loosen the
hexagon headed screw g at the
bottom of the fixing bracket. By
moving the furniture door, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
door and the front edge of the niche.
Close the door and align it with
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Place all covers in position.
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