Miele K 841i Operating instructions

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
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.
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M.-Nr. 05 587 590
Contents
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and safety instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The correct temperature
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Super cool and dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting door shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chilling and storing food
Important notes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing and storing food
Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Defrosting
Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezer compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
After Sales Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installation
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tools required. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Building in to a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the old appliance had a different hinging system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the door hinging
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Freezer compartment door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Building in the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fitting the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Description of the appliance
Description of the appliance
b Temperature display
c Super cool button and indicator light
d On/Off and temperature selector dial
e Light contact switch
f Freezer compartment *
g Shelves
h Condensate channel and
j Butter and cheese compartment
k Egg trays
l Interior lighting
m Adjustable door shelf
n Divider
drain hole
i Fruit and vegetable containers
* depending on model
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Caring for the environment
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials
which are environmentally friendly for
disposal and can normally be recycled.
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be reclaimed or recycled. Please
contact your dealer, your waste collection centre or scrap merchant about
potential recycling schemes.
Make sure that the pipework is not damaged whilst moving an old appliance.
This is to ensure that the refrigerant
and oil in the compressor cannot leak
into the environment. It is important that
they are disposed of in a safe manner
by authorised persons only.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
Warning and safety instructions.
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Warning and safety instructions
Warning and safety instructions
This appliance complies with all relevant legal safety requirements. Improper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both personal injury and material damage.
Before installation and before using
for the first time, read the operating
instructions carefully. They contain
important notes on safety, the operation and care of the appliance.
This way you will avoid the risk of
accidents and damage to the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct usage
This appliance is intended for domestic use only for the cool storage of foodstuffs as well as for storing
frozen food, freezing fresh food and for
the preparation of ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for damage caused
by improper use of the appliance.
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Technical safety
This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is very environment friendly.
Although it is flammable, it does not
damage the ozone layer and does not
increase the green house effect. The
use of this environment friendly coolant
has however led to a slight increase in
the noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the compressor you
might be able to hear the coolant flowing around the system. This is unavoidable, but does not have any adverse effect on the performance of the
appliance.
Care must be taken during transportation and setting up of the appliance
that no parts of the cooling system are
damaged. Leaking coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid open fires
and anything which creates a spark,
– disconnect from the mains,
– air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
– contact the Service Department
for advice.
The more refrigerant there is in an
appliance the larger the room it
should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on
the data plate inside the appliance.
Warning and safety instructions
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that
the rating on the data plate corresponds to the voltage and frequency of
the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid risk of damage to the appliance.
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
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 regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
tested by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation instructions.
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However, it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out by a suitably qualified engineer.
Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent persons.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held responsible.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– the plug has been withdrawn.
Do not pull on the cable, only on the
plug.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance.
Use
Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to
the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
Do not take ice cubes out with
your bare hands and never place
ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth
straight from the freezer. The very low
temperature of the frozen ice or lollies
can cause frost burn to the lips and
tongue.
Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used as
quickly as possible as food soon loses
its nutritional value and goes off. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after
it has been cooked.
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance. Switching on
thermostats may produce sparks which
could present a fire hazard.
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Warning and safety instructions
If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof in the cool zone,
make sure it is tightly closed and
stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or
liquids which could freeze in the
freezer. The cans or bottles could explode. Danger of injury and damage to
the appliance.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer make sure bottles are not
left in for more than one hour, otherwise
they could burst. Danger of injury and
damage to the appliance.
Observe the "use by" dates given
on food to avoid the risk of food
poisoning. Storage times will depend
on several factors including the freshness and quality of the food as well as
the temperature at which it is stored.
Follow the instructions given on food
manufacturer’s packaging on storage
conditions required as well as the "use
by" date.
Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and remove
ice trays.
Otherwise the evaporator will be damaged and the appliance will not be able
to be used again (total damage).
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 plas8
tic parts and which may cause the
build up of gases and pose a danger
to health.
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seals. These cause the seals
to become porous in the course of time.
Do not block the ventilation gaps
in the 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.
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures). It must not be
used in ranges for which it is not designed. The climate range for your appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance. Installing it in a
room with too low an ambient temperature will lead to the appliance switching
off for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Never use steam cleaning apparatus to defrost or clean the appliance. The steam could attack the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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.
Warning and safety instructions
Disposal of old appliances
Before disposing of an old appliance first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these Warning and
safety instructions.
Before disposing of an old appliance, unplug it and render the
plug useless. Cut off the cable directly
behind the appliance and at the plug to
prevent misuse.
Be careful not to damage any part
of the pipework whilst awaiting disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
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Operation
Operation
Before using for the first time
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.
Switching on
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday
switch the appliance off at the mains,
withdraw the plug (pull on the plug
and not the cable),
defrost the freezer compartment,
clean the appliance out and
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.
An 8 will flash briefly in the temperature
display followed by a bar lighting up.
The appliance starts cooling. The interior light will come on if the door is opened.
Switching off
Using a coin turn the On/Off dial in
an anti-clockwise direction back to
the "0" position.
The temperature display goes out. The
cooling process and the interior light
are switched off.
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leave the doors ajar to air the appliance
If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the appliance.
The correct temperature
The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the appliance. Micro organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly. Temperature influences the growth rate of
these micro organisms. Reducing the
temperature reduces their growth rate.
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,
– the warmer the food is which is put
into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures (climate ranges). Do not use in ambient
temperatures for which it is not designed.
. . . in the freezer
(depending on model)
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. 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.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of
5 °C in the middle of the refrigerator
section.
Using a coin turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction to the required setting.
Forcing it beyond its range would
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
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The correct temperature
With normal use and for short term
storage of food in the freezer compartment a setting of between 2 and 3 is
usually sufficient.
With normal use and for long term storage of food in the freezer compartment
a setting of between 3 and 4 is usually
sufficient.
Temperature display
During normal operation the temperature display on the control panel shows
the temperature in the middle of the appliance.
If the temperature in the appliance is
not within the range which can be displayed, i.e. between 0 and 9 °C, only a
bar will show in the temperature display.
Natural air circulation inside the appliance will mean that there are areas
inside the appliance which will be
warmer or colder than the temperature
displayed. This is not a fault, it is quite
normal.
Make use of the different temperature
zones for storing your food correctly.
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Super cool and dynamic cooling
Super cool and dynamic cooling
Super cool
Switching off the Super cool function
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature to
approx. 2 °C.
Switching on the Super cool function
The Super cool function switches itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light goes out and the appliance continues running at normal
power.
Super cool is particularly recommended for faster chilling of large
loads of fresh food or drink.
To save energy the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will go out.
The appliance continues running at normal power.
Press the Super cool button, the
Super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Storing food
Storing food
Natural air circulation gives rise to different temperature zones inside the refrigerator section. Cold, heavy air sinks to
the lowest section of the appliance.
Make use of the different zones
when placing food in the appliance.
The coldest zones are against the
back wall and above the vegetable containers. Use the area above the vegetable containers for perishable foods
such as meat, sausage, fish etc.
The warmest zone is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Loading examples
When placing food in the appliance
load the top shelves first and work
your way down to the bottom starting
with baked goods, pre-cooked foods
and milk products and finishing with
meats, fish and sausages.
Use the vegetable containers for storing vegetables, salad and fruit.
Not all fruit and vegetables should
be stored together in the same container as they give off natural gases
which affect the perishability of
other foods. (See section "Chilling
and storing food").
Fill the door shelves from the top to
the bottom.
Start with butter, cheese, small tins,
bottles and tubes in the upper
shelves, followed by large bottles,
juice containers and milk in the bottom shelves.
Do not store cooking oil in the appliance door.
Traces of oil can cause stress
cracks to occur in the plastic components in the door.
Use the freezer compartment for the
storage of frozen food, ice cubes
and ice-cream.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
Pull the shelves forward as far as
they will go then lift them upwards to
remove them.
With the rear barrier facing upwards
place the shelf at the required position.
The rear barrier must face upwards
to prevent food from touching the
back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Adjusting door shelves
Push the door shelf upwards then
remove it by pulling it forwards.
Replace the door shelf at the required position. Ensure that it is securely pushed back into position.
Moving the bottle divider
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
Split shelf
(depending on model)
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be taken
out to allow space for tall items standing on the shelf below.
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Chilling and storing food
Chilling and storing food
Important notes:
Use the different cooling zones for
storing food correctly. See the section on loading examples.
– Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance. Otherwise it may
freeze to the back wall.
– Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products containing combustible gas (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
Food which should not be stored in
a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration.
These include:
– Fruit and vegetables such as
bananas, avocado pears, papaya,
passion fruit, aubergines
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is tightly
closed, and store upright.
Some types of vegetables give off a
natural gas which speeds up the rate
at which food perishes. Some fruit and
vegetables react strongly to this gas
and should not be stored together in
the vegetable containers.
– Hot food and drinks must be cooled
to room temperature before placing
them in the appliance.
Examples of fruit which produce a
large amount of this natural gas are:
– Store food covered or packaged.
This way you will prevent food smells
or tastes from affecting other foods
and prevent food from drying out.
Fruit and vegetables may, however,
be stored loose in the vegetable containers.
– Do not store groceries too close to
each other. Space should be left between individual items for air to circulate.
– Do not keep the door open for too
long when putting food in and taking
it out of the appliance. This will help
save energy.
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Apples, passion fruit, apricots, pears,
nectarines, peaches, plums, avocado
pears, papayas and figs.
Examples of fruit and vegetables
which react strongly to the natural
gases given off by other types of
fruit and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes, bananas, avocado pears, pears,
nectarines and peaches.
Freezing and storing food
Freezing and storing food
Using the freezer compartment
Home freezing
Use the freezer compartment to:
– Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
– store frozen food,
– make ice cubes and ice cream,
– freeze small quantities of fresh food.
Storing frozen food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer compartment check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop.
The length of time it can be kept is reduced if it has been stored at a temperature warmer than -18 °C.
Buy frozen food once you have finished the rest of your shopping and
wrap it in newspaper or use a cool
bag or box to transport it.
Store it in the freezer compartment
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.
– The following types of food are suitable for freezing :
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish, vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy products, pastry, leftovers, egg yolks,
egg whites and a range of precooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing :
grapes, lettuces, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed. To blanch: bring a large
saucepan of water to the boil, immerse the vegetables in the fast boiling water for 2-3 minutes, depending
on variety. Remove, cool quickly in
cold water and then drain.
– Lean meat freezes better and can be
stored longer than fatty meat.
– 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 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.
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Freezing and storing food
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer compartment. 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 compartment.
Packing
Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
– plastic freezer film
– freezer bags
– freezer containers
– aluminium foil
Place the food flat on the bottom of
the freezer compartment so that it
freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible.
Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
Defrosting
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:
Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them to prevent freezer burn on food.
– in the microwave oven,
– in the oven using the “Fan” or
“Defrost” setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator.
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
– dustbin liners
– plastic carrier bags
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Placing in the freezer
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.
Freezing and storing food
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.
Cooling drinks
To Cool drinks quickly place them in
the refrigerator section and switch on
the Super cool function.
When cooling drinks quickly, if placed
in the freezer compartment, make sure
bottles are not left for more than one
hour, as they could burst.
Ice cubes
Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of the
freezer compartment.
Once frozen, if necessary, use a blunt
instrument, for example a spoon
handle, to remove the ice tray from the
freezer compartment.
Ice cubes can be removed easily from
the tray if it is held under cold running
water for a short while.
Ice cream
Ice cream can be made in an ice tray
without the cube divider. The freezing
time depends on the fat content of the
recipe and takes longer than water ice
or sorbet.
To remove ice cream from the tray,
place the tray in water for a few
minutes.
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Defrosting
Defrosting
Refrigerator
Freezer compartment
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. These are automatically removed and defrosted by the appliance.
(depending on model)
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an evaporation system at the back of the appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are never blocked so
that the condensate can flow away
without hinderance.
The freezer compartment does not defrost automatically because frozen food
must not be allowed to defrost.
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plate. If allowed to accumulate, this will impair the efficiency of
the freezer and increase the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plate as this can damage the evaporator plate and the
freezer compartment making it unusable.
The freezer compartment should be defrosted from time to time. It must be defrosted if a layer of ice approx. 5 mm
thick has accumulated. It is best to defrost when only very little food or no
food at all is left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
Remove the frozen food from the
freezer compartment and place it in
another freezer or cool box or wrap it
in several layers of newspaper or
cloths and place it in a cool place
until the freezer compartment is
ready for use again.
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Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it defrosts.
Switch the appliance off.
After defrosting
Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Make sure when cleaning the appliance that no liquid gets into the
condensate drain hole.
Switch on the appliance.
Place the frozen food into the freezer
compartment again.
Open the freezer compartment door.
Use a sponge or towel to soak up
water from defrosting.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
freezer compartment. Closing the door
in this instance will help retain the
warmth and speed up the defrosting
process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays, or deicers as they could contain substances which could damage the
plastic parts and which may cause
the build up of gases and pose a
danger to health.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents containing abrasive substances such as
sand, soda, acids or chemical solvents.
“Non-abrasive” cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that no water can penetrate into the electronic unit or into
the light.
Do not let water get into the drainage channel and drain hole when
cleaning.
Never use steam cleaning apparatus to defrost or clean the appliance. The steam could attack the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
The data plate located inside the appliance must not be removed. It contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
Before cleaning
Switch the appliance off by turning
the temperature selector to the “0”
position.
Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
Defrost the freezer compartment.
Take out any removable parts e.g.
shelves for cleaning.
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Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use lukewarm water with a little washing up liquid. Accessories and shelves
should all be hand washed. The butter
dish is, however, dishwasher safe.
Clean the refrigerator at least once a
month and the freezer compartment
every time it is defrosted.
Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that condensate can drain away unhindered.
Use a straw or similar to clear the
drain if necessary.
After cleaning wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the doors
open to air for a short while.
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.
Cleaning and care
After cleaning
Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
Switch the appliance on with the
On/Off and temperature dial.
Place food back in the appliance
and close the door.
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Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service
Department.:
What to do if . . .
. . . strange noises can be heard after
switching on the appliance, especially after it has just been installed.
Check to see whether any pieces of
furniture next to the appliance are vibrating whilst the appliance is in
operation.
Switch the appliance off then:
Check whether the appliance is
aligned correctly.
Check whether all parts at the rear of
the appliance are free from hinderance. Remove any hinderance.
Check whether the cable clips were
unclipped from the back of the appliance before installation. They
could vibrate when the appliance is
operating.
Are all removable parts securely located in the appliance?
Are bottles or containers touching
each other?
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in
the system is unavoidable.
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. . . 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 temperature in the appliance
is too low.
Turn the temperature dial to a setting
closer to “0".
Check that the freezer compartment
door is closed properly.
Has a large amount of fresh food
been put in at once for freezing?
This makes the compressor run for
longer causing the temperature in
the refrigerator to fall automatically.
No more that 2 kg of fresh food
should be frozen at one time.
The super cool function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
Problem solving guide
. . . the appliance is switching in 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 appliance door and the freezer
compartment door have been opened too frequently, or large
amounts of fresh food have been put
in at once for freezing.
Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
Check to see whether there is a thick
layer of ice in the freezer compartment. If there is, defrost the freezer
compartment.
. . . the frozen food is thawing because the freezer compartment is
too warm.
The room temperature is lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance was designed.
Increase the temperature in the room.
. . . nothing is showing in the temperature display or only a bar is lit
up / flashing.
Check that the temperature dial is at
a position between “1" and ”4".
Check the temperature display
about 6 hours after switching on the
appliance. It will only display a temperature if the temperature inside the
appliance is between 0 °C and 9 °C.
. . . 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 compartment.
Check whether the door to the
freezer compartment closes properly.
Defrost and then clean the freezer
compartment.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces efficiency and increases energy consumption.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the freezer compartment to become too warm.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the interior light does not work although the appliance is working.
Check to see whether the light
switch can be moved.
. . . the floor of the appliance is wet.
The drain hole has become blocked.
Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If it moves, the light bulb could be defective and need to be replaced:
Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and withdraw the plug from the socket (pull
by the plug not the cable), or disconnet the mains fuse or remove the
screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
Press the sides of the lamp cover inwards, disengage the cover and unclip it at the rear.
Unscrew the bulb and replace it with
a new one.
Bulb specification:
220 – 240 V, max. 25 W, E 14 fitting
When fitting in the new bulb make
sure that it is correctly fitted.
Clip the lamp cover back in at the
rear and then press it into position
from the sides.
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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.
After Sales Service
After Sales Service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate inside the appliance.
Please note that telephone calls
may be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Important
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an a.c. single phase 220 –
240 V 50 Hz supply. The fuse rating is
13 amps.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
All electrical work should be carried
out by a suitably qualified and
competent person in accordance
with local and national safety regulations.
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and suitable switched
socket which is easily accessible.
For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD)
with a trip current of 30 mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664, VDE
0100, Section 739).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension lead. Extension leads do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Green/yellow
Blue
Brown
= earth
= neutral
= live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol (z) or
coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Electrical connection
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
If this machine is fitted with a nonrewireable plug, the following information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted.
The fuse carrier and the fuse should be
removed from the old plug and disposed of. The plug cut from the flexible
cord should then be disposed of and
on no account be inserted into any
socket elsewhere in the house (electric
shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse
cover is lost, the plug must not be used
until a suitable replacement is obtained. The colour of the correct replacement cover is that of the coloured
insert in the base of the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words in the
base of the plug (as applicable to the
design of the plug fitted).
The correct fuse rating of the replacement fuses that are ASTA approved to
BS 1362 should be fitted. Replacement
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier, or Miele
Service agent.
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Installation
Installation
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 heatproducing appliance such as an oven
or a radiator.
Climate range
The appliance is desigend for a particular climate range (ambient room temperature), and should not be used outside this range. The climate range of
this appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
SN
N
ST
T
Ambient room
temperature
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+18 °C to +38 °C
+18 °C to +43 °C
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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Ventilation
Air at the rear of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient
space for ventilation. Miele kitchen
units are designed to provide this ventilation.
A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
The air inlet to the appliance is via the
plinth in the housing unit.
The cross section of the air inlet and
outlet must be at least 200 cm2 to ensure that air can circulate without hinderance. Otherwise the appliance has to
work too hard resulting in an increase
in electricity consumption and damage
to the compressor.
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
Before installation remove the sealing strip etc. from the outside of the
appliance and take any accessories
out of the inside of the appliance.
Remove any cable clips from the
rear of the appliance.
Check that all parts at the rear of the
appliance are unhindered.
Installation
Tools required
For installation you will need a screw
driver, a cross-slotted screwdriver, a
spirit level and a square.
Building into a peninsular run
When built into a peninsular run the
rear of the building-in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen panel.
If the old appliance had a different hinging system
If the old appliance had a different type
of hinging the furniture door can still be
used. Remove the old hinges from the
furniture carcase. They are no longer required, because the furniture door is
now fitted to the appliance door. All
parts required should be in the accessories pack.
If the furniture door has holes in it from
the old hinges, use the enclosed selfadhesive strip to conceal the holes as
they are no longer required.
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Building in dimensions
Building in dimensions
Appliance height [mm]
Niche height [mm]
K 821 i, K 822 i
a
870
b
874 – 885
K 831 i, K 832 i
1020
1024 – 1040
K 841 i, K 842 i
1216
1220 – 1235
K 851 i, K 852 i
1393
1397 – 1410
Appliance
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Changing the door hinging
Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow these instructions.
Appliance door
Open the appliance door.
Unscrew and remove screws b.
Do not close up the hinges. You
might hurt yourself.
Replace the hinges in their diagonally opposite corners c.
Remove cover b by hand and
remove c using a screwdriver.
Cover the holes using the plugs supplied d.
Loosen fixing screws d.
Pull the door off to the right e.
Unscrew the fixing screws d completely, and loosely screw them into
the holes on the opposite side of the
appliance f.
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Changing the door hinging
Freezer compartment door
Unscrew hinge plate b and take off
the freezer compartment door c
together with the hinge plate.
Fit the appliance door onto the previously fitted screws b, and then
tighten the screws.
Refit the covers c.
Fit the hinge plate onto the upper pin
in the freezer compartment door d,
and turn the freezer compartment
door around so that the hinge plate
is underneath.
Unscrew door closing catch e.
Turn it around and refit it on the opposite side f.
Fit the freezer compartment door in
position at the top g, then tighten
the hinge plate in securely h.
Plug remaining holes with stoppers
i.
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Building in the appliance
Building in the appliance
All building in instructions given are
for a right hand hinged appliance.
If you have converted the appliance
to left hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions accordingly.
Prepare the appliance
Align the housing unit
Fit cover strip b into position.
Before installing the appliance the housing unit must be carefully aligned using
a spirit level. The unit corners must be
at right angles, as otherwise the furniture door will not align correctly with the
4 corners of the appliance.
With 16 mm thick unit walls:
Shorten the sealing strip c to the
height of the niche.
Stick the sealing strip to the side of
the appliance on which the door is
opened.
Clip the spacer piece d over the
hinges.
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Building in the appliance
Building in
Push the appliance into the niche.
Make sure that the mains cable does
not get trapped.
The appliance height can be corrected by altering the adjustable feet
using the spanner supplied g.
Secure plastic bracket d to the side
opposite the hinges using the M5 x
22 countersunk screws e.
Push the appliance in until the plastic bracket is flush with the front
edge of the housing unit floor f.
Depending on the thickness of the
appliance housing walls, push the
appliance into the niche until
– the spacer piece touches the housing unit wall b (16 mm thick walls), –
or the front edges of the hinges are
flush with the side walls of the housing unit c (19 mm thick walls).
The cover strip must not protrude in
front of the edge of the housing unit.
It must disappear completely into
the niche.
Push the hinged side of the appliance to the furniture wall.
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To fix the appliance to the housing
unit at the top and bottom screw the
long 4 x 19 mm chip board screws
b loosely into the hinge.
Screw a long 4 x 19 mm chip board
screw c loosely into the middle of
the long slot on the plastic bracket
and then turn the plastic bracket d
downwards.
Close the appliance door.
Building in the appliance
Fitting the furniture door
A gap of 8 mm must be set between
the appliance door and the fixing
bracket.
Push fitting aids b 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 c, and take fixing
bracket d off together with the fitting
aids.
Using a pencil mark a line down the
centre of the inside of the furniture
door.
Using fitting aids b hang the fixing
bracket on 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 c. (On cassette doors
only use 4 screws on the edges).
Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them d.
Turn them round and insert them
right into the middle slot on fixing
bracket e.
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Building in the appliance
Hang the furniture door onto adjusting bolts b.
Use fixing bracket b to attach the
appliance door to the furniture door.
Loosely attach the nuts c on the adjusting bolts.
– Using a screwdriver remove cover c.
Shut the door and check the distance between the door and neighbouring furniture doors.
Align to match neighbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments "X" are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments "Y" are made by turning
the adjusting bolts b with a screwdriver.
Tighten the nuts c slightly.
– Check that the two metal edges d
are flush (see symbol II).
– Drill fixing holes e and screw in the
short 4 x 14 mm chip board screws
f.
– Align depth Z on the furniture door:
Loosen the cross-slotted screws g
at the top of the door, and loosen the
hexagon headed screw h on the fixing bracket at the bottom of the door.
By moving the furniture door create
a gap of 2 mm between the furniture
door and front edge of the niche.
Close the door and align it with
neighbouring furniture doors.
(On large or divided doors attach a second pair of fixing brackets b in the
handle region of the door. Use the predrilled holes in the appliance door.)
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Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance
screws and flap the plastic bracket
back down.
Align the cover strip c by sliding it
parallel to the top of the housing unit.
The cover strip must not protrude.
Secure the cover strip to the top of
the housing unit using the short
4 x 14 mm chip board screws d.
Whilst counterholding the adjusting
bolts c with a screwdriver, tighten
nuts b at the top of the appliance
door.
Tighten all screws.
Securely screw the appliance to the
housing unit at the top and bottom:
Place all covers in position.
Flap the plastic bracket up and
screw a second screw b through
the plastic bracket. Tighten both
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