Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator with Dynamic cooling
K 12620 SD
K 12820 SD
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 680 150
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Super cool and Dynamic cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Dynamic cooling m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Unpacked meat and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Aligning the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button
b Temperature selector button
c Temperature display
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d Super cool button and
indicator light
e Dynamic cooling button and
indicator light
Guide to the appliance
a Dynamic cooling fan
b Butter and cheese compartment
c Egg tray
d Adjustable shelves
e Bottle rack
f Bottle shelf
g Condensate channel and
drain hole
h Bottle divider*
i Fruit and vegetable containers *
* Depending on model
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
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.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
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.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person.
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
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant local and national 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 the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for the cool storage
of food and drink.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from the incorrect or improper use of
the appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been shown how to use it by a person
responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow children
to play with it or near it, or to play with
the controls. Neither should they be
allowed to swing on the door. Please
supervise young children whilst you are
using it. Older children may only use
the appliance when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
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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.
A damaged appliance is 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 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 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 connected
load) match 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 unit 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 continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present 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).
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn, or
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse has been
disconnected, or
– the screw-out fuse has been
removed (in countries where this is
applicable).
~ 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.
~ This appliance may only be used in
mobile installations such as ships if a
risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is tightly
closed and stored upright.
Danger of explosion.
~ 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 food which has become
frozen.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
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~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
~ Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Warning and Safety instructions
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.
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How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
Installation site
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
Freezer section -18°C
than 16 °C.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
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Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent
damage during transportation. Please
remove this carefully after installation.
^ 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.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
Switching off
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature display goes out.
The cooling system is switched off.
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,
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
^ Press the On/Off button. The
temperature display will light up.
The appliance begins to cool down,
and the temperature required shows in
the temperature display.
The interior light will come on when the
door is opened.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
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,
– the more food that is stored in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
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 refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 5 °C
in the middle of the refrigerator.
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Setting the temperature
^ Press the temperature button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
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 9 °C is reached. It
will then drop back to the 1 °C setting.
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
The temperature can be adjusted from:
1 °C to 9 °C
Super cool and Dynamic cooling
Super cool
Dynamic cooling m
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
When the Dynamic cooling function is
not switched on, the natural circulation
of air in the appliance will cause
different temperature zones in the
refrigerator as the cold, heavy air will
sink to the lowest section of the
appliance. You should bear this in mind
when placing food in the appliance
(see "Using the refrigerator efficiently").
However, if you are placing a large
amount of food in the refrigerator at any
one time, it is a good idea to switch on
Dynamic cooling. This way you can
distribute the temperature inside the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
The temperature is set as normal with
the temperature control.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance will then work at full
power to lower the temperature.
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
Dynamic cooling should also be
selected when:
– the ambient temperature in the room
is high (above approx. 30 °C), and
– the room humidity level is high.
Switching on Dynamic cooling
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
^ Press the Dynamic cooling button
m. The Dynamic cooling indicator
light will come on.
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Super cool and Dynamic cooling
Switching off Dynamic cooling
^ Press the Dynamic cooling button
m. The Dynamic cooling indicator
light will go out.
The fan automatically switches off
when the door is open.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
This appliance has Dynamic
cooling, which helps to keep an
even temperature when the fan is
running. When Dynamic cooling is
switched on, the difference between
the various zones is less
pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator. Do not
cover the fan in the rear wall of the
refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration,
as some food is sensitive to cold.
Cucumbers, for example, become
glassy, aubergines bitter and potatoes
sweet. Tomatoes and oranges lose their
aroma, and the peel on citrus fruit
hardens.
Food which should not be stored in a
refrigerator includes:
– pineapple, pomegranate, bananas,
avocado, mangos, papaya, passion
fruit, citrus fruit
– fruit which is not yet ripe
– aubergines/egg plant, cucumbers,
potatoes, peppers/capsicum,
tomatoes, courgettes,
– some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh,
and how long it can be kept in the
refrigerator. Time out of the refrigerator,
e.g. during transportation, should be
kept to a minimum. For example, do not
allow food to stay in a hot car for too
long. Once food has started to
deteriorate, this process cannot be
reversed. As little as two hours outside
the refrigerator can cause food to start
deteriorating.
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Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged. This will prevent
food smells from affecting other foods,
food from drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. The
growth of bacteria, such as salmonella,
can be avoided by setting the correct
temperature and maintaining good
standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables may be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
Please be aware that not all types of
fruit and vegetables are suitable for
storing in the same container. Aromas
and flavours can transfer from one type
of food to another (e.g. carrots absorb
the smell and flavour of onions very
easily). Some food also gives off a
natural gas (ethylene) which speeds up
the rate at which other food perishes.
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of
this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado, figs,
blueberries, melons and beans.
Using the refrigerator efficiently
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which react strongly to the natural
gases given off by other types of
fruit and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers,
tomatoes, pears, nectarines and
peaches.
Example: Broccoli should not be
stored with apples, as apples
produce a large amount of natural
gas to which broccoli is very
sensitive. The result is a shorter than
expected storage time for the
broccoli.
Meat
Meat should be stored unwrapped.
(Undo wrappings slightly to leave meat
loosely covered, and leave containers
open). This permits air to circulate
around the meat, allowing the surface
to dry slightly, which helps prevent the
growth of bacteria. To prevent the risk
of bacterial cross-contamination and
meat deteriorating, do not let one type
of meat come into direct contact with
another type.
Unpacked meat and vegetables
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
should be stored separately. To avoid
any microbiological crosscontamination, these foods may only be
stored together if they are wrapped.
Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly until the notch at the side is in
line with the shelf support. It can then
be raised or lowered to the required
level.
The raised edge at the back must face
upwards to prevent food from touching
the back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Push the rear half of the glass shelf
up slightly from below.
^ At the same time, pull the front half of
the glass shelf forwards slightly and
then push it carefully under the rear
half.
To move the split shelf:
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
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^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other.
The shelf with the raised edge must
be at the back.
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle
shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Fruit and vegetable containers
Moving the bottle divider
The fruit and vegetable containers are
pushed in and out on telescopic
runners, and can be completely
removed if necessary.
(depending on model)
^ Pull the container right out and then
lift it up and off.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid injury or damage.
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.
The bottle divider can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning).
^ To do this, push up the front edge of
the bottle divider, and disengage it.
To replace a container,
^ place it back on the fully extended
runners a. The front of the runners
must be right up against the front of
the container b.
^ Then push the container back in c.
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Automatic defrost
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator whilst it
is in use. You do not need to remove
this, as it will defrost and evaporate
automatically with the warmth
generated by the appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
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Cleaning and care
^ A range of Miele cleaning and
conditioning agents is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts
Department, or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month using warm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
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.
^ Accessories and shelves should all
be hand-washed only.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the light.
^ After cleaning, wipe the outer casing,
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.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
^ 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.
Ventilation gaps
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
^ 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.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed.
It contains information which is
required in the event of a service call.
Door seal
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off, switch off at
the socket and withdraw the plug.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
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.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
Metal grille at the back of the
appliance
The metal grille at the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) should be
dusted at least once a year. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
When cleaning the grille, make sure
that the pipework and other
components do not get broken or
damaged in any way.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance back on.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the door.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
What to do if . . .
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
dusty.
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the back of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The appliance door is being opened
frequently.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator section is not working.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
If it is, the lamp is defective:
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, contact the Miele
Service Department.
^ Is the temperature display lit up?
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Set the required temperature.
^ The Super cool function is still
switched on. Super cool switches
itself off after 6 hours.
^ Grip the lamp cover a at the front
and unhook it at the back.
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Problem solving guide
^ Unscrew the lamp b and replace it
with a new one.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, E 14 fitting
See the old lamp for the Wattage
required.
^ Replace the lamp cover a.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / 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
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 08706 080028 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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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 install 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).
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
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Installation
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance's energy
consumption.
Side-by-side installation
To avoid a build-up of condensation
and resultant damage, refrigerators and
freezers should not generally be
installed side-by-side next to each
other.
However, some appliances have
side-wall heating making them suitable
for side-by-side installation.
Your dealer will be able to advise
you on which models are suitable.
^ Follow the instructions for the other
appliance on how to install the two
appliances side-by-side.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. 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.
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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
inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
+10 °C to +38 °C
+10 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold will
cause the cooling system to switch off for
too long, causing the internal temperature
in the appliance to rise with the risk of
food deteriorating and going off.
Installation
Ventilation
Aligning the appliance
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
the ventilation gaps must not be covered
over. The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way. They
should be dusted on a regular basis.
Installation
^ 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.
^ To align the appliance adjust the feet
using the spanner supplied.
^ Carefully push the appliance into
position with the back against the
wall.
^ If necessary, also align the rear
adjusting device a using socket
wrench b. Turn the adjusting device
clockwise to raise the appliance at
the back.
^ Unscrew foot c from the hinge plate
to align the appliance door.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
A
B
C
K 12620 SD
1650 mm
600 mm
630 mm
K 12820 SD
1850 mm
600 mm
630 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.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a spanner.
Two people are needed for
changing the door hinging.
Removing the door handle
^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side
section b slides back.
^ Pull side section b out of the guides
on the mounting plate.
^ Undo the 4 screws (Torx 15) in the
mounting plate, and remove the
handle.
^ Remove the cover caps from the
opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
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Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door
Make sure the door shelves are
empty!
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Rotate retaining plate f by 180°.
^ Then fit cover e from the front over
retaining plate f, and slide it over to
the right. The writing must be visible.
^ Remove cover g, then rotate it by
180° and fit it on the opposite side.
^ Then fit cover e together with
retaining plate f on the opposite
side.
^ Remove cover a by sliding it
forwards from the back and then
lifting it off.
^ Remove cover b by pulling it
upwards.
Caution. The appliance door is not
secure once the hinge plate has
been removed.
^ Loosen screws d in upper hinge
plate c and pull it upwards and off.
^ Remove cap h from the bush in the
door and refit on the opposite side.
^ Carefully lift the door off and place it
to one side.
^ Remove clamp i from underneath
the door and fit it on the opposite
side.
^ Carefully easy off cover e from
above using a screwdriver and then
take it off together with retaining plate
f.
^ Then separate retaining plate f from
cover e, by pushing it slightly to the
left and then pulling the cover
forwards and off.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove cover a by pulling it
forwards.
^ With the help of another person,
carefully tilt the appliance backwards
and pull hinge pin b out.
^ Do not lose hinge bush c.
^ Undo screws d and take hinge plate
e off.
^ Remove cover f and fit it into the
holes on the opposite side.
^ Unscrew bearing g from hinge plate
e and screw it into the hole on the
other side of hinge plate e.
^ Screw hinge plate e into position on
the opposite side using the two outer
long slots only. Do not use the middle
hole because you will not be able to
align the door later on.
^ Using a second person, carefully tip
the appliance backwards and then fit
hinge pin b together with hinge bush
c from below into hinge plate e on
the left hand side.
^ Refit cover a on the left.
^ Place the door onto hinge pin b.
^ Close the appliance door.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle
Please make sure you follow the
instructions below carefully when
you refit the handle. The door seal
will be damaged if the handle is
fitted incorrectly.
^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite
side and secure it with screws d.
If necessary drill pilot holes for the
screws or use a battery operated
screwdriver.
^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite
sides.
^ Align the door with the appliance
housing using the long slot in the
lower hinge plate. Then tighten the
screws.
^ Loosely attach the handle to the
opposite side of the door with the two
front screws b.
Mounting plate c must be positioned
on the side of the door so that when the
door is closed it is flush with the side of
the appliance.
If this is not the case,
^ tighten both grub screws a with a
suitable allen key until mounting plate
c lines up correctly.
^ Then tighten all 4 fixing screws b.
^ Slide the side section of the handle
d into the guides on the mounting
plate until it clicks into place.
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Changing the door hinging
It is important to check that the side
section of the handle d does not
come into contact with the door seal
when opening the door, as this
would damage the door seal
permanently.
If, after you have refitted the handle,
you find that the side section does
touch the door seal when the door is
opened:
^ Realign mounting plate c with grub
screws a until the mounting plate
and the side section of the handle d
are at the correct angle and the side
section does not touch the door seal
when the door is opened.
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Aligning the appliance
The appliance door can be aligned to
the housing using the outer long slots in
the lower hinge plate.
In the following illustration the door
is not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what happens
next.
^ Remove centre screw a from the
hinge plate.
^ Slightly loosen both outer screws b.
^ Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
^ Then tighten screws b again. Screw
a does not need to be refitted.
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Building in the appliance
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
When 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 34 mm and by
55 mm in the middle of the door. This
enables the doors to be opened and
shut without being obstructed.
a Top box
When installed next to a wall d a
distance of approx. 55 mm must be
maintained on the hinge side between
the wall d and the appliance b, so
that the doors and the handles have
sufficient space for opening.
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 across the entire width of the
top box for air to circulate.
The cross section of the air outlet under
the room ceiling must be at least
300 cm2 to ensure that air can circulate
without hindrance. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, resulting
in an increase in electricity
consumption.
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