Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 14827 S ed
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. 07 301 800
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
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching the sensor tones on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Activating or de-activating the safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Changing the temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching the temperature alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching the door alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching on Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching off Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Isolation plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Important. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Installing in a side-by-side combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Joining the two appliances together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off sensor
e Temperature display
b Super freeze sensor
f "Freezing" symbol
c Sensor for setting a lower
temperature (X)
g Sensor for setting a higher
temperature (Y)
d Safety lock indicator light
(only visible when the Safety lock is
activated)
h Alarm off sensor
(only visible when the temperature or
the door alarm sounds)
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Guide to the appliance
a Lighting
b Frost free system
c Shallow freezer drawer
d Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
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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, to store deep frozen
food, freeze fresh food, and to make
ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from incorrect or improper use or
operation.
~ 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 the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything
which creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance
is located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
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~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and 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).
~ The appliance must be isolated from
~ Installation, maintenance and
– the screw-out fuse has been
removed (in countries where this is
applicable).
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 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 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
~ 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 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 up 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.
~ 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 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.
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~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and 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, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the appliance as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
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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
Operating the appliance
The stainless steel surface has a layer
of protective foil to prevent scratching
during transportation.
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
^ Do not remove this foil until the
appliance has been installed or built
in.
Switching on
^ After removing the protective foil,
treat external surfaces with a suitable
stainless steel conditioning agent
(available from
www.miele-shop.com).
Important: Stainless steel
conditioner gives long lasting
protection, and helps to prevent
resoiling.
^ 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.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the
temperature display comes on.
If the temperature in the appliance is
above 0 °C, only bars will light up in the
temperature display. As soon as the
temperature is below 0 °C, the
temperature display will show the
current temperature inside the
appliance.
The "Freezing" symbol and the alarm off
sensor will flash until the freezer has
cooled down to the correct temperature
for freezing.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
lighting will come on when the door is
opened.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the
appliance, allow the appliance to
run for a few hours before placing
food in it.
Do not place food in the appliance
until the temperature is at least
-18°C.
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Switching on and off
Cool pack
Settings mode
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer or to save space on the freezer
tray. The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Certain settings on the appliance can
only be selected in the settings mode.
Switching off
^ Touch the On/Off sensor until all of
the indicators go out.
The lighting will not come on when you
open the door and the cooling process
will be switched off. (If this does not
happen, the safety lock is still
activated).
How to select the settings mode and
how to change the settings is
described in the relevant section of
these instructions.
Overview of functions that can be
selected in the settings mode:
To enter or leave the settings
mode
c
To switch the sensor tones
on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
b
To switch the safety lock on/off
(see "Switching on and off")
u
To change the brightness of
the temperature display
(see "The correct
temperature")
d
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
the settings mode. As soon as the
door is closed, the door alarm is
activated again.
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Switching on and off
Switching the sensor tones on/off
The sensor tone which sounds each
time a sensor is touched can be
deactivated.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until b
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tones
are switched on or off:
b 0: Sensor tones are switched off
b 1: Sensor tones are switched on
b –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until u
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the safety lock is
switched on or off:
u 0: The safety lock is deactivated
u 1: The safety lock is activated
u –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
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Switching on and off
You have now left the settings mode.
The safety lock indicator X will light up
in the temperature display when the
safety lock has been activated.
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.
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.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– 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.
Setting the temperature
The temperature inside the appliance
can be selected by touching the arrow
sensors on either side of the
temperature display.
By touching the
X sensor: the temperature will get
colder
Y sensor: the temperature will get
warmer.
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When touching the sensors, the
following information shows in the
display:
– Touching a sensor once: the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent touch of a sensor:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Leaving a finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
When the highest or lowest
temperature in the range is reached,
the X or Y sensor disappears.
Approx. 5 seconds after taking your
finger off the sensor, the current
temperature inside the appliance is
automatically shown.
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The correct temperature
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
display as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still too
high or too low, you will need to adjust it
again.
Temperature range
Changing the temperature display
brightness
The temperature display brightness can
be adjusted to suit the lighting
conditions of the room.
^ Touch and leave your finger on the X
sensor.
The temperature can be adjusted from:
-14 °C to -28 °C
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 5 seconds until c appears in
the display.
Temperature display
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until d
appears in the display.
During normal operation, the
temperature display on the control
panel shows the temperature in the
warmest part of the appliance.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
On/Off sensor (without letting go of
the X sensor).
^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.
^ The temperature display brightness
can now be changed by touching the
X sensor:
d 0: Maximum brightness
d 1: Reduced brightness
d –: Return to menu.
The old setting lights up, and your
newly selected setting flashes.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a
new setting.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c
appears in the display.
^ Touch the On/Off sensor.
You have now left the settings mode.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the appliance cannot
rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if the door is left open.
Switching the temperature
alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
becomes too warm.
The alarm off sensor will flash red and
the "Freezing" symbol will flash.
The alarm will sound, the alarm off
sensor will flash red and the "Freezing"
symbol will flash, for example,
^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off sensor and the
"Freezing" symbol will continue to
flash until the correct temperature
has been reached.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check
that the frozen food has not started
to defrost. If it has, check that the
food is safe to use and if it is, then
use it as soon as possible.
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
when food is being loaded,
re-arranged or taken out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the temperature
has dropped down to the correct level
again.
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Alarm
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for more than approx. 2 minutes.
The alarm off sensor will light up red
and the "Freezing" symbol will flash.
The alarm will stop and the indicators
will go out as soon as the door is
closed.
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise of the door alarm disturbs
you, you can switch it off early if you
wish.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor.
The alarm will stop.
The Alarm off sensor will light up
constantly and the "Freezing" symbol
will continue to flash until the door
has been closed.
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Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after a minimum of 30
hours and a maximum of 65 hours. The
appliance will then continue to work at
normal power.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
To save energy, the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
You should check the temperature
inside the appliance from time to time.
– when freezing less than 2 kg fresh
food daily.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
dim to a pale yellow colour.
Switching on Super freeze
The appliance will continue running at
normal power.
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food, the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will
light up yellow.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Isolation plate
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate:
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
(depending on model, available as an
optional accessory)
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Important
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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The isolation plate is used to isolate
freezer drawers which you do not wish
to use, and thus save energy. It should
be used if only small amounts of food
are being stored in the freezer.
– At least 3 freezer drawers as well as
the freezer tray must be used for
freezing food.
The other drawers can be isolated if
they are not needed. However, no
fewer than the two bottom drawers
can be isolated.
– The drawers being used for freezing
must always be at the top of the
freezer.
– The isolation plate must be fitted
below the lowest drawer in which
food is being frozen.
– The fewer drawers you use, the more
energy you will save. Using the
isolation plate increases energy
savings considerably.
Do not store food in the "inactive"
drawers. The temperature is not
controlled in these drawers and food
stored in them would soon
deteriorate.
Freezing and storing food
Example
Storing frozen food
If you only require 3 freezer drawers as
well as the freezer tray for storing
frozen food:
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
^ Place food in the top 3 freezer
drawers, leaving the other drawers
empty.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is
reduced if it has been stored at a
temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
^ Take out the fourth drawer down and
place the isolation plate under the
third drawer.
This "switches off" (isolates) the
drawers below.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil, immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
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lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Placing food in the freezer
Fresh food can be placed in any
drawer for freezing, however it is
preferable to use the upper drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the glass cold
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
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.
The lowest freezer drawer must
always remain in the appliance.
Each drawer and glass cold plate
can be loaded with a maximum of
25 kg.
If you remove a freezer drawer make
sure that you do not block the
ventilation slits in the back wall of
the appliance. They are important
for trouble-free operation of the
appliance.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time in
months which various foods can be
stored for effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Freezing large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed. To do this:
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully slide out the glass cold
plates.
2-3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stew
3-5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
6-8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
10-12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
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Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Ice cubes
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables due to changes in the cell
structure.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of
one of the freezer drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
Freezing and storing food
Freezer tray
Cool pack
The freezer tray is useful for freezing
small items such as berries, herbs and
vegetables. They can be frozen
individually and therefore maintain their
shape when defrosted.
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer, directly on top of the food.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the top drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
^ Space the food out loosely on the
tray.
Leave the food for 10-12 hours to
freeze thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it
to a freezer bag or suitable container
once frozen. Place the bag or container
in the freezer drawer.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
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Defrosting
This freezer is equipped with a Frost
free system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
The moisture generated by defrosting
collects in the condensor and is
automatically dissipated by the
condensor from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the food
stored in the freezer will not defrost.
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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.
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids, chlorides
or chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
For stainless steel surfaces, use a
suitable stainless steel conditioning
agent.
Make sure that no water can
penetrate into the electronic unit or
into the light.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach 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, switch off at
the socket and remove the plug.
^ Take the freezer drawers and the
glass cold plates out of the freezer to
clean them.
Cleaning the outer casing, the
interior and accessories
Use warm water with a little washing-up
liquid. Wash all accessories and
drawers by hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
^ 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.
^ Clean stainless steel surfaces with a
proprietary stainless steel cleaning
agent, following the manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
^ After cleaning, stainless steel
surfaces should be treated with a
conditioning agent for stainless steel.
It is important to do this every time
the stainless steel surfaces are
cleaned, as the stainless steel
conditioner protects the surfaces
and helps prevent re-soiling.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
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Cleaning and care
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal. 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.
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 metal grille,
make sure that the pipework and
other components do not get broken
or damaged in any way.
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After cleaning
^ Close the appliance door, insert the
plug in the socket and switch the
appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and put them
back in the freezer.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function
as soon as the temperature in the
freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.
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 appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature inside the
appliance is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The Super freeze function is still
switched on.
. . . 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 door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer is too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, raise the temperature of the room.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the freezer to
become too warm.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
off sensor flashes.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display.
The temperature in the freezer is too
warm, because
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the last couple of
days because of a power cut.
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
Once the problem has been resolved
and the temperature has reached the
correct level again, the alarm sensor
will go out and the alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
Check the temperature display about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. Only temperatures within the
range the appliance can display will be
shown.
. . . "_F" shows in the temperature
display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . "dn" appears in the temperature
display.
The demonstration function is activated.
^ Call the Service Department.
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^ Touch the alarm off sensor whilst "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
appliance during the power cut.
Depending on the temperature
displayed, you should check the
condition of food in the freezer. If it has
defrosted or started to defrost, check
that it is still safe to use and if so use it
as soon as possible. Defrosted food
may only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
The warmest temperature will show in
the display for about 1 minute. The
current temperature in the freezer will
then show in the display again.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
Problem solving guide
. . . there is a build-up of frost on the
front panel of the frost-free system.
This is not a fault. Droplets of
condensate have settled on it and
frozen. This may have been caused by
one of the following:
^ The appliance door has been
opened frequently or left open for a
while.
^ A large quantity of fresh food has
been placed in the appliance at
once.
^ There has been an increase in the
humidity in the room.
Keep the door closed as much as
possible so that the Frost Free system
has a chance to melt the ice droplets
automatically.This may take several
days.
Should the cover be damaged or
need to be removed due to damage,
exercise caution. Never look at the
lighting with optical instruments
(magnifying glass or similar).
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.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . the interior lighting is not
working.
^ Was the door left open for too long?
The lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15
minutes if the door is left open.
If this is not the case, then the LED
lighting is defective.
^ Call the Service Department.
The LED lighting may only be repaired
or changed by a service technician.
Danger of injury and damage.
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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 0845 365 6640 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).
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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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Do not place any appliance which
gives off heat, such as a toaster or
microwave oven, on top of this
appliance, as this would increase
the appliance's energy
consumption.
This appliance has side-wall heating
and can be installed side-by-side
with another refrigeration appliance.
Please ask your supplier for details
of suitable appliances.
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.
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 to +32 °C
+16 to +32 °C
+16 to +38 °C
+16 to +43 °C
+10 to +38 °C
+10 to +43 °C
The appliance will function perfectly
down to an ambient temperature of
+5 °C.
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Installation
Ventilation
Aligning the appliance
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation,
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 two rear
adjusting devices a using socket
wrench b.
Turn the adjusting device clockwise
to raise the appliance up at the back.
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
FN 14827 S ed
A
B
C
1852 mm
600 mm
630 mm
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
To avoid a build-up of condensation
and resultant damage, refrigerators and
freezers should not normally be
installed side-by-side.
However, this appliance has side wall
heating, and can be installed
side-by-side with certain other Miele
appliances.
Your dealer will be able to advise
you on which models are suitable.
Installation
^ This appliance must be installed to
the left of any refrigerator when
viewed from the front. The side wall
heating in the right-hand wall is
designed to prevent the build-up of
condensation between the two
appliances.
^ Place the two appliances as close as
possible to their final position so that
they can be aligned for any
unevenness in the floor. The backs of
the appliances still need to be kept
accessible to complete the
installation.
Joining the two appliances
together
You will need a spirit level,
spanners, a torque screwdriver and
a socket wrench.
^ Before starting, peel off any
protective foil from the appliance
casing.
^ Place the appliances next to one
another so that the fronts are aligned,
leaving a gap of 10 mm between
them.
^ Align both appliances using a spirit
level.
– Align front feet a using a spanner
b.
– Align the back feet using adjusting
device c and socket wrench d.
Turn the adjusting device clockwise
to raise the appliance up at the back.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
^ Close the doors to check whether the
door handles are correctly aligned
with one another.
The top of both appliances must be
the same height. If they are not, the
covers will not fit properly.
^ Remove covers g from both
appliances.
^ Push the two appliances together,
and align them again.
^ Remove covers from both
appliances.
^ Screw lower bracket e securely into
position using screws f.
^ Loosely screw large bracket h into
position on the front at the top using
long screws i.
Make pilot holes for the screws if
necessary or use a battery powered
screwdriver.
^ Push the two appliances together,
and align them again.
^ Now tighten screws i.
Do not move the appliances until all
the brackets are securely fitted.
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Installing in a side-by-side combination
^ Position wide brackets j at the top
and bottom on the back, and push
the top bracket upwards until it is in
the correct position (z).
^ Position the long stainless steel trim
l in the gap, making sure that it is
located above bracket e.
^ Secure the brackets at the sides
using hex screws k supplied. Do
not drill holes for these screws in the
appliance.
Pressing both ridges along the trim
together as you do so makes it
easier to fit the trim into the gap.
To avoid vibrations, neither the
brackets nor the screws should
touch the pipework on the backs of
the appliances.
^ Connect both appliances to the
electricity supply as described under
"Electrical connection".
^ Carefully push the two appliances
back into their final position. It is
easier if you raise the appliances at
the front, and roll them back on their
rear rollers.
The height of the appliances can be
aligned again if necessary.
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^ Carefully work the stainless steel trim
into the gap. Use a soft cloth to do
this to avoid denting the trim.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
Installing in a side-by-side combination
^ Refit cover.
^ Push short trim m into the gap at the
top of the appliances. Make sure that
the gap in the trim faces the front.
The trim must sit flush with the top of
the appliances at the front.
Please align the handles on both
doors if necessary. See "Changing
the door hinging".
^ Fit cover n in the space between the
control panels. Make sure that the
outer edges of the cover are flush
with the control panels. The cover
can be pulled out to adjust it to the
right size.
The gap in the cover must face
downwards to fit properly over the
long stainless steel trim.
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Changing the door hinging
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 firmly 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
Removing the soft-close door
mechanism
The soft-close door mechanism is at the
bottom of the door.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Fit restraining clip b (supplied with
the appliance) onto soft-close
mechanism c.
The restraining clip stops the hinge
from snapping shut. Do not remove the
clip until told to do so.
^ Carefully remove cover d from the
side using a flat-bladed screwdriver.
^ With the help of another person, tip
the appliance back slightly.
^ Gently remove panel a from the
soft-close mechanism by inserting a
flat-bladed screwdriver into the gap
from above and easing it off bit by
bit.
Take care not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal becomes damaged,
the door will no longer close
properly and cooling will be
impaired.
^ Push hinge pin e up and out from
underneath.
The soft-close mechanism is now no
longer fixed to the appliance.
^ Remove panel a.
^ Slide panel a towards the appliance,
and leave it hanging between the
door and the appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
Changing over the door
^ Close the door.
^ Slide soft-close mechanism bracket
f as far as it will go towards the
handle side of the door, and undo
screws g on the soft-close
mechanism.
^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, slide
the soft-close door mechanism
towards the handle side of the door,
and slide it out at the side.
^ Then place it to one 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 is
removed.
^ Loosen screws d in upper hinge
plate c and pull it upwards and off.
^ Carefully lift the door off and place it
to one side.
^ Gently loosen cover e by carefully
inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver
into the gap.
^ Remove cover e together with
retainer f.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Then separate retainer f from cover
e, by pushing it slightly to the left
and then pulling the cover forwards
and off.
^ Rotate retainer f by 180°.
^ Then fit cover e from the front over
retainer f, and slide it over to the
right. The writing must be visible.
^ Remove cover g, rotate it by 180°
and fit it to the opposite side.
^ Then fit cover e together with
retainer f on the opposite side.
^ Remove cover a by pulling it
forwards.
^ Pull cover b off.
^ With the help of another person,
carefully tip the appliance back and
pull hinge pin c downwards to
remove.
^ Take care not to lose hinge bush d.
^ Undo screws e and take hinge plate
f off.
^ Remove cover g and refit on the
opposite side.
^ Refit hinge plate f onto the other
side using the 2 outer screws. To
make it possible to align the door
later, do not replace the centre
screw at this stage.
^ Remove cap h from the hinge bush
in the door and refit on the opposite
side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Unscrew part h from hinge plate f,
rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole
on the opposite side of the hinge
plate.
Replacing the soft-close door
mechanism
^ Refit cover b on the opposite side.
^ With the help of another person,
carefully tip the appliance back and
refit hinge pin c into hinge plate f.
The notch at the bottom of the hinge
plate should face forwards.
^ Replace hinge bush d on hinge pin
c.
^ Refit cover a.
^ Remove cover a from panel b,
rotate it by 180° and refit it on the
other side.
^ Place the door onto hinge pin c from
above.
^ Close the door.
^ Insert the soft-close mechanism back
into the door, starting at the right
hand side.
^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite
side and secure it with screws d.
If necessary drill a pilot hole for the
screws.
^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite
sides.
^ Align the door with the appliance
housing using the outer long slots in
the lower hinge plate. Then tighten
the screws.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Click cover f back into place.
Make sure that cover f fits properly so
that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is protected.
^ Remove retaining clip g.
^ Slide the soft-close mechanism back
into the door as far as it will go
towards the appliance using a
flat-headed screwdriver.
The screw holes on the left and right
must line up perfectly.
^ First fix the soft-close mechanism
onto the appliance side, then onto
the handle side c, pushing it firmly
towards the appliance.
^ Replace panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
^ Close the door.
^ Attach panel b to soft-close
mechanism bracket d.
^ Align bracket d to the hinge plate,
and insert pin e from above so that
the right angle fits into the recess.
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Changing the door hinging
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 shown open to make it easier to
see what you have to do.
^ 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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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.
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.
^ 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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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
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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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.
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FN 14827 S ed
M.-Nr. 07 301 800 / 03