Miele S 290 series Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 12016 S-2
F 12020 S-2
F 12020 S-3
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 290 840
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Customising settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Settings mode X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Altering the brightness of the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Activating or deactivating the lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Appliance door, side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Contents
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Information for dealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Demo mode r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appliances with wall spacers supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing over the door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button
d Alarm symbol
b Super freeze button
e Super freeze symbol
c Display
If the appliance is not operated for
some time, the display will revert
automatically to the brightness level
which has been set.
As soon as a button is pressed the
display will light up at the brightest
setting.
f Lock symbol
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g Temperature display
h Temperature selector button
i Alarm off button
j Power failure symbol
k Menu symbol
Setting mode for:
– the brightness level of the display
– switching the lock on/off
Guide to the appliance
a Freezer drawers
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should 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!
Disposal of your old appliance
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 do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
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
This appliance complies with all
relevant safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on installation,
safety, operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct application
~ The appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ The appliance can only be used by
people with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, if they are
supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Safety with children
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it or near it, or to
play with the controls, or to swing on
the door.
~ Do not allow children to play with the
packaging material, e.g. plastic bags
and wrappings. Danger of suffocation.
The appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to store deep frozen food, to
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
It could be dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames 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.
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~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
matches the mains electricity supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension
lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when it is correctly earthed. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is observed and tested
regularly, and where there is any doubt,
the household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ The appliance must be isolated from
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ In areas which may be subject to
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ The appliance must not be used in a
non-stationary location (e.g. on a ship).
infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its
suroundings clean at all times. Any
damage caused by cockroaches or
other vermin will not be covered by the
guarantee.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ 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 lid on the appliance has a
plastic edge. Keep oil and fat spills
away from this as they could cause the
plastic to crack and split.
~ Do not handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen
ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the
lips and tongue.
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~ Do not refreeze 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.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst. Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer's packaging regarding
storage conditions and "use by" dates.
~ 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Do not place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ 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.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
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How to save energy
Installation site
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated
room.
Protected from direct
sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room Where there is a high
temperature is approx. 20°C. ambient temperature.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Ventilation gaps covered or
dusty.
Compressor and metal grille Dust build-up on the
(heat exchanger) dusted at compressor and metal grille
least once a year.
(heat exchanger).
With a medium setting of 2
Temperature
to 3.
setting with
a thermostat which
is approximate
(set in stages).
Temperature
setting with
a thermostat which
is exact to the
degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12 °C
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
PerfectFresh zone just
above 0 °C
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to
12 °C
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With a higher setting: the
lower the temperature in the
compartment, the higher the
energy consumption.
On appliances with winter
setting, please make sure
that the winter setting is
switched off when the
ambient temperature is
warmer than 18°C.
How to save energy
Normal energy consumption Increased energy
consumption
Use
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organised
way.
Opening doors frequently and
for long periods results in loss
of coolness and influx of
warmer ambient air. The
appliance works harder to
cool down and the
compressor runs for longer
periods.
Take a cool bag with you
when shopping and on return
place food into the appliance
immediately.
Replace any food removed
rapidly, before it begins to
thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the
temperature inside the
appliance. The appliance
works harder to cool down
and the compressor runs for
longer periods.
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.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer section
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm
(max.) thick has built up.
A build-up of ice slows down
the cooling process.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
^ Press the On/Off button until the
display goes out.
The cooling system is switched off.
^ Press the On/Off button.
The appliance will start to cool.
The temperature display and the alarm
symbol ; will flash until the
temperature in the freezer is cold
enough.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the
appliance, allow it to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Do not place food in the appliance
until the temperature is at least
-18°C.
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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,
^ disconnect it from the mains,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air it.
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.
Customising settings
Settings mode X
Altering the brightness of the display
Certain settings on the appliance can
be changed using Settings mode.
The display brightness can be adjusted
to suit the lighting conditions of the
room.
The brightness of the display
can be altered
^
The lock can be activated or
deactivated
c
Settings mode is represented in the
display by the Menu symbol X. The
following section describes how to
access Settings mode and alter
settings.
You can select one of the five display
brightness settings from ^1 to ^5. The
factory default setting is ^1 or ^3
(depending on model).
^ Press the Super freeze button for
approx. five seconds.
The Menu symbol X will light up and
c will start flashing in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
^ Press the temperature selector button
to call up the Brightness function.
The Menu symbol X will light up and
^ will flash in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to confirm this.
The display brightness setting last
selected will appear in the display.
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Customising settings
Activating or deactivating the lock
^ Press the temperature selector button
repeatedly until the brightness level
required is reached:
^1: dimmest setting
^5: brightest setting.
The lock can be activated to prevent
the appliance being switched off by
mistake.
– To activate the Lock
^ Press the Super freeze button for
approx. five seconds.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to confirm your selection.
The Menu symbol X will light up and
c will start flashing.
Settings mode is now activated.
The newly selected setting has been
saved.
To come out of Settings mode:
^ Press the On/Off button.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to call up the Lock function.
c1 will appear in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to activate the lock.
The Lock symbol 0 will light up.
To come out of Settings mode:
^ Press the On/Off button.
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Customising settings
– To deactivate the Lock
^ Press the Super freeze button for
approx. five seconds.
The Menu symbol X will light up and
c will start flashing in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to call up the Lock function.
c0 will appear in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly
to deactivate the lock.
The Lock symbol 0 will go out.
To come out of Settings mode:
^ Press the On/Off button.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The 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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Setting the temperature
^ Press the temperature selector button
repeatedly until the temperature you
want lights up in the display.
The first time you press the button the
indicator light for the last temperature
you set will flash in the display.
The temperature value will change up
until the setting for -28 °C is reached. It
will then drop back to the -14 °C
setting.
Approx. 5 seconds after the last press
on the button, the current actual
temperature of the freezer is
automatically shown.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
The correct temperature
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted from:
-14 °C to -28 °C
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel shows the temperature
in the warmest part of the appliance.
The temperature display will flash if
– the temperature in the appliance is
not within the possible temperature
range, e.g. immediately after the
appliance has been switched on.
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
– 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.
As soon as the temperature has fallen
to approx. -10 °C, the temperature
display ceases to flash and lights up
constantly.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check
that the frozen food has not started
to defrost. If it has, make sure 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.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer
becomes too warm, an alarm will
sound. At the same time the
temperature display and the Alarm
symbol ; will flash.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
For example, the alarm may sound and
the temperature display and the Alarm
symbol ; may flash,
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once,
– when freezing fresh food which is still
warm,
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
when food is being loaded,
re-arranged or taken out,
– in the event of a power cut,
– if the appliance is faulty.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the temperature
has dropped down to the correct level
again.
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Activating the alarm system
The alarm system works automatically
once the temperature in the freezer is
cold enough.
Switching the alarm off early
As soon as the temperature in the
freezer has dropped sufficiently, the
alarm switches off and the temperature
display stops flashing and lights up
constantly. However, if the noise
disturbs you, you can switch the alarm
off before this if you wish.
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
set temperature has been reached.
The display then stops flashing and
lights up constantly. The alarm
system is then ready should it be
needed again.
Super freeze
Switch on Super freeze before putting
fresh food into the freezer.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
– when freezing up to 1 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
The compressor can switch on up to
8 minutes later. This is due to an
built-in delay switch, which helps
prolong the life of the appliance.
Switching off Super freeze
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 - 65
hours. The Super freeze symbol ª will
go out and the appliance will run at
normal power again.
To save energy the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
Check the temperature inside the
appliance.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
^ Press the Super freeze button briefly.
The Super freeze symbol ª will light
up.
The Super freeze symbol ª will go
out.
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
The appliance will work at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
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".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Freezing fresh food
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.
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.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool 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.
Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour cream,
mayonnaise, eggs in their shells,
onions, whole raw apples and pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil, immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh food 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 food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw, and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packaging
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packaging material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packaging material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 1 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing small portions
Place the food in the lower freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
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– Freezing the maximum amount
(see data plate)
^ Remove the lowest freezer drawer.
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the appliance or in contact with the
interior side walls, so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as
possible.
Once frozen:
^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawer and push it back in.
– Large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully lift and slide out the glass
cold plates.
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
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.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
Ice cubes
(depending on model)
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while defrosting.
Catch the liquid and dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, 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 due to changes in the cell
structure.
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it in the bottom of
one of the 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 twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
Do not store cans or bottles containing
carbonated drinks or liquids which
could freeze in the freezer. The cans or
bottles could explode.
When cooling non-carbonated drinks
quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles
are not left in for more than one hour,
otherwise they could burst.
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Defrosting
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer, e.g. on the internal walls.
How much ice and frost accumulates in
the appliance will depend on the
following:
– whether the appliance door has
been opened frequently or left open
for a while.
– whether a large quantity of fresh food
has been placed in the freezer at
once.
– whether there has been an increase
in the humidity in the room.
Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in
certain circumstances can prevent the
door from closing properly. Too thick a
layer of ice also reduces efficiency and
increases energy consumption.
^ The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated.
The best time to defrost the freezer is
when:
– there is very little food or no food left
in the freezer,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
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Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
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 a 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.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers and
glass cold plates from the freezer.
Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible. The longer
the food is left out at room
temperature, the faster it defrosts.
^ Remove any loose pieces of ice.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water, as often as
necessary.
After defrosting
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process. Steam could reach
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
parts.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers as they might contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
^ Switch the appliance off.
If the temperature display does not
go out, then the lock is still activated.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, slide the glass cold
plates back into the freezer, then
replace the food in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer.
^ When the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder press
the Super freeze button to switch the
Super freeze function off.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Leave the freezer door open.
To speed up defrosting, two bowls of
hot water (not boiling), with plates
underneath them, can be placed in the
appliance. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into electronic unit or into
the ventilation gaps.
^ Switch the appliance off.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Take out any removable parts for
cleaning.
^ Defrost the freezer.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
The ice cube tray (depending on model) is dishwasher safe.
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such
as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
^ Clean the drawers and glass cold
plates by hand. They are not suitable
for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ 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.
Cleaning and care
Appliance door, side panels
Remove any soiling from the
appliance door and side panels immediately.
If this is not done, it might become
impossible to remove and could
cause the surface to alter or
discolour.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
^ The surfaces should be cleaned
using a solution of hot water and a
little washing-up liquid applied with a
soft sponge. They can also be
cleaned with a damp microfibre cloth
(without using any cleaning agent).
^ After cleaning, wipe with clean water
and dry with a soft cloth.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Back of appliance compressor and metal grille
The compressor and the metal grille at
the back of the appliance (heat
exchanger) must be dusted at least
once a year. A build-up of dust will
increase the energy consumption of the
appliance.
Make sure that the cable and other
components do not get broken off,
bent or damaged in any way during
cleaning.
After cleaning
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, replace the glass
cold plates and drawers in the
freezer. Store the food in the drawers.
^ When the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder press
the Super freeze button to switch the
Super freeze function off.
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Problem solving guide
Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele. If having
followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the problem, please
contact Miele.
To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door
while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
Installation, maintenance and repairs may only be carried out by a suitable
qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current national and
local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The appliance does
not get cold.
The appliance has not been
switched on. The temperature
display is not lit up.
^ Press the On/Off
button.
The plug is not inserted in the
socket correctly.
^ Insert the plug in the
socket correctly.
Check whether the mains fuse
has tripped. There could be a
fault with the appliance, the
household electrical wiring or
another electrical appliance.
^ Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
The door cannot be
opened several
times in
succession.
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The suction caused by opening
and closing the door several
times in succession is
preventing it from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try
again. It should now open
without force.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
^ Set a warmer
temperature.
The temperature
inside the appliance
is too low.
The Super freeze function is
still switched on. The Super
freeze function switches
itself off automatically after
approx. 30 - 65 hours.
You can switch off the Super
freeze function earlier to
save energy:
^ Press the Super freeze
button.
^ Do not cover or block the
The compressor is The ventilation gaps have
ventilation gaps.
switching in too
been covered over or
frequently or for too become dusty.
^ Dust the compressor and
long.
the ventilation gaps and
Check whether the
the heat exchanger
compressor, the metal grille
regularly.
(heat exchanger) at the rear
of the appliance have
become dusty.
The door has been opened
too frequently, or a large
amount of fresh food has
been put in at once for
freezing.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short
a time as possible.
The required temperature
will re-establish itself after a
while.
^ See "The correct
temperature" for more
information.
The door cannot be closed
correctly.
The ambient temperature is ^ See "Installation Location" for more
too high.
information.
The higher the ambient
temperature, the longer the
compressor will run for.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The compressor runs To save energy, the
continuously.
compressor runs at a lower
speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
Super freeze is switched
on. Food is frozen rapidly,
preserving nutrients,
vitamins and flavour.
The Super freeze function
switches itself off
automatically after approx.
30 - 65 hours. You can
switch off the Super freeze
function earlier to save
energy:
^ Press the Super freeze
button.
Two bars appear in
the display.
The temperature will only
show in the display once
the temperature inside the
appliance falls below 0 °C.
^ Check the temperature
display about 6 hours
after switching on the
appliance.
The temperature has risen
above 0 °C at some point
during the last couple of
days because of a power
cut.
The r symbol lights
up.
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^ Deactivate Demo mode
Demo mode has been
(see "Information for
activated. This allows the
dealers - Demo mode").
appliance to be displayed
in the showroom without the
cooling system being
switched on. Do not
activate this setting for
domestic use!
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
The Alarm symbol
; flashes.
The temperature inside the
appliance is too low.
– The door has been
opened too frequently.
The alarm sounds
and the Power
failure symbol t
flashes in the
display.
The temperature
display will show
the warmest
temperature
recorded in the
freezer during the
power cut.
The temperature has risen
too high at some point
during the last couple of
hours or days because of a
power cut.
Remedy
The alarm will stop and the
Alarm symbol ; will go out
when the temperature
reaches the correct level
again.
– A large amount of fresh
Depending on the
frood has been put in at
temperature in the freezer,
once for freezing without
you should check the
switching on the Super
condition of the food. If food
freeze function.
has defrosted or started to
– There has been a lengthy defrost, check that it is still
interruption to the power safe to use, and if so, use it
supply.
as quickly as possible.
Defrosted food may only be
re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Depending on the
temperature in the freezer,
you should check the
condition of the food. If food
has defrosted or started to
defrost, check that it is still
safe to use, and if so, use it
as quickly as possible.
Defrosted food may only be
re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
^ Press the alarm off button.
The warmest recorded
temperature will go out in
the display. The display will
then revert to showing the
current temperature in the
freezer.
F0 to F5 appears in
the display.
There is a fault.
^ Call Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
The external side
panels of the
appliance feel
warm.
The warmth created by the
evaporator is used to
prevent condensation.
^ Use a blunt instrument,
e.g. a spoon handle or
plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
Food has frozen
together.
There is a thick
layer of ice in the
freezer.
The door is not properly
closed.
You cannot switch
the appliance off.
The lock has been
activated.
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Remedy
^ Defrost and then clean the
freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice
reduces efficiency and
increases energy
consumption.
^ Deactivate the lock (see
"Customising settings - To
deactivate the lock").
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.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you
can easily
rectify
Possible cause
Remedy
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 / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Information for dealers
Demo mode r
To deactivate Demo mode
The appliance can be demonstrated in
the showroom or at exhibitions in
"Demo mode". In this mode the display
and the controls are functioning but the
compressor remains switched off.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature selector button at the
same time for approx. 5 seconds.
Demo mode is represented in the
display by the r symbol.
To activate Demo mode
^ Press the On/Off button.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature selector button at the
same time for approx. 5 seconds.
The Menu symbol X and the d symbol
will flash.
The Menu symbol X and the d symbol
will flash. The r symbol will light up.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The r symbol will light up and d0 will
appear in the display. The Menu
symbol X will flash.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The r symbol will go out.
Demo mode has now been
deactivated.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The Menu symbol X will flash and d1
will appear in the display.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The r symbol and the last temperature
selected will light up.
Demo mode is active.
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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 strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
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.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
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).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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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
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.
This appliance must not be installed
directly next to another refrigerator
or freezer.
It does not have side-wall heating,
so installation next to another
refrigerator or freezer could cause a
build-up of condensation between
them.
Further information is available from
your dealer.
Location
This appliance 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. The higher the ambient
temperature of the room, the more
energy the appliance requires to
operate.
The appliance should be installed in a
dry well ventilated room.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way. They
should be dusted on a regular basis.
Appliances with wall spacers
supplied
Fitting the wall spacers supplied
onto the back of the appliance
assists in attaining lower energy
consumption. Appliance depth
without the wall spacers fitted is
reduced by 35 mm. If the wall
spacers are not used, this does not
influence the functionality of the
appliance. Energy consumption is
only minimally increased if there is
little distance between the appliance
and the wall.
Installation
Two people are required to install
the appliance. Only move the
appliance when it is empty.
^ Do not remove the following from the
back of the appliance:
– Depending on model, the bags
located between the back of the
appliance and the metal grille (heat
exchanger). They are important for
the correct functioning of the
appliance. The contents are
harmless and do not contain toxic
gases.
^ Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position.
^ Position the appliance with the wall
spacers (if used) or the back close to
the wall.
Aligning the appliance
^ Fit the wall spacers onto the back of
the appliance on the top left and
right.
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^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet
using a suitable spanner.
Installation
Appliance dimensions
A
B
C
D
E
F
F 12016 S-2
850 mm
555 mm
611 mm
624 mm
1174 mm
595 mm
F 12020 S-2
850 mm
600 mm
611 mm
624 mm
1174 mm
640 mm
F 12020 S-3
850 mm
600 mm
646 mm*
665 mm* 1209 mm*
640 mm
* Measurement with wall spacers fitted. If the wall spacers are not fitted, the
measurement is reduced by 35 mm.
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
^ Close the door.
^ Unscrew lower hinge bracket a, and
remove.
^ Then lift the door down and off.
^ Take hinge pin b out of hinge
bracket a, then refit in the other hole
of the hinge bracket.
^ Remove cover c and use it to cover
the now empty holes on the opposite
side.
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^ Unscrew upper hinge pin d and refit
it on the other side.
^ Take care not to lose the washer.
^ Remove the cover at the top left of
the door and refit it on the opposite
side.
^ Fit the appliance door from below
onto upper hinge pin d and then
close the appliance door.
^ Screw hinge bracket a into the lower
door bearing.
^ Use the long slots in the hinge
bracket to align the door. Make sure
you have tightened all screws
properly.
Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door handle
^ Carefully remove cover a and
stoppers b from the sides using a
flatheaded screwdriver.
^ Slide cover c over to the left and
then insert a suitable plastic or
wooden tool d into the gap on the
right hand side.
^ Carefully lever cover c out.
^ Turn the handle 180° and fit to the
opposite side.
^ First screw it at the side and then in
the middle g.
^ In the same way, replace cover a
and stoppers b on the opposite
side.
^ Replace middle cover c by pushing
it in, first on the left hand side, and
then on the right.
Be careful not to let the tool slip,
causing damage to the appliance.
^ Loosen screws e on the handle side
and in the middle, and remove
handle f.
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Building in the appliance
– The ventilation cross-section of the
air outlet below the ceiling must be at
least 300 cm 2 to ensure that air can
circulate without hinderance.
The compressor will operate more
economically, the larger the ventilation
cross-section. Otherwise the appliance
has to work longer and harder, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption and also an increase in
the operating temperature of the
compressor, which can result in
damage to the compressor.
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
* For appliances supplied without wall
spacers or without the wall spacers
fitted, this measurement is reduced by
35 mm.
a Top box
b Appliance
c Housing unit
d Wall
The appliance can be installed in a
kitchen run. To match the height of the
rest of the kitchen, the appliance can
be fitted with a suitable top box a.
– A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
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When built into a kitchen run (max.
depth 580 mm) the appliance can be
installed directly next to a kitchen
furniture housing unit. The appliance
door will protrude in front of furniture
fronts at the sides by 69 mm* and by
90 mm* in the middle of the door. This
enables the door to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
When installed next to a wall d a
distance of approx. 50 mm must be
maintained on the hinge side between
the wall d and the appliance b, so
that the door and the handle have
sufficient space for opening.
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