Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
K 9122 Ui
K 9124 UiF
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. 09 265 160
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
. . . in the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Unpacked meats and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Freezing and storing food (depending on model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Before placing food in the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Placing food in the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Contents
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Information for dealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Demo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adjusting the door hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Freezer compartment door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Weight of the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Positioning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Securing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button
c Temperature display
b Temperature selector button
d Super cool button and
indicator light
a Freezer compartment*
e Butter and cheese compartment
b Adjustable shelves
f Door shelf
c Condensate channel and
drain hole
g Interior lighting
h Bottle shelf
d 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 should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
damage to property.
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.
Correct application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store foodstuffs
as well as to store deep frozen food,
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by people 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
correctly by a person responsible for
their safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it, for example to
play with the controls, to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
It could be dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it must
only be replaced by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer to protect
the user from danger.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the coolant
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.
~ 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 to
the mains supply, make sure that the
rating on the data plate corresponds to
the voltage and frequency of the
household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension
lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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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
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
repairs may only be carried out by a
Miele authorised 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.
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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.
~ Faulty components must only be
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
ship).
~ 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not 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.
~ 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. Danger of inury.
~ 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.
~ 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, This could result in injury or
damage.
~ 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 the food
manufacturer's packaging regarding
storage conditions and "use-by" dates.
~ 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.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ If storing food which contains a lot of
fat or oil, make sure that it does not
come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress
cracks.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth 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.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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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.
How to save energy
Installation site
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Do not cover the ventilation gaps
and dust them regularly.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat
which is approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degree
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C .
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when the
appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when necessary Frequent opening of the door for
and for as short a time as possible. long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food 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.
Hot food will cause the compressor
to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce 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
Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick (maximum)
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent
damage during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature display goes out.
The interior light will not come on when
you open the door and the cooling
process will be switched off.
Cleaning
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ disconnect it from the mains.
^ 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.
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^ defrost the freezer compartment
(depending on model),
^ 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.
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.
. . . in the freezer compartment
(depending on model)
The temperature in the freezer section
is regulated automatically.
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.
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.
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The correct temperature
Setting the temperature
The higher or lower the temperature in
the refrigerator, the higher or lower it is
in the freezer compartment.
The temperature can be set slightly
colder within a temperature range
(e.g. between 5 and 3 °C).
^ Press the temperature selector button
repeatedly until the indicator for 5 °C
lights up in the display.
^ Press the button for approx. another
5 seconds to set the temperature.
^ Press the temperature selector 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.
The newly selected temperature will be
adopted automatically after a short
while.
The indicator for the temperature which
has been set for the refrigerator will
light up constantly.
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The colder temperature setting within
the small temperature range is now set.
However, this is not visible in the
temperature display.
Super cool
Super cool
Switching off Super cool
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).
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 - 12
hours. The indicator light will go out and
the appliance will run at normal power
again.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
^ 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.
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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.
Warmest area
The warmest areas in the refrigerator
are in the top section towards the front
and in the top of the door. Use this for
storing butter and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest areas in a refrigerator are
directly above the vegetable containers
and next to the back wall.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– 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,
– 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.
If storing food which contains a lot of
fat or oil, make sure that it does not
come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause
stress cracks.
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 appliance.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for storing in a
refrigerator at temperatures below 5°C, as
some food is sensitive to cold.
Cucumbers, for example, become glassy,
aubergines bitter and potatoes sweet.
Tomatoes and oranges loose their aroma
and the peel on citrus fruits hardens.
Food which is sensitive to cold
includes:
– Pineapple, avocado, bananas,
pomegranate, mango, melon,
papaya, passion fruit, citrus fruit
(such as lemons, oranges,
mandarins, grapefruit).
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
– Aubergines/egg plant, cucumber,
potatoes, peppers/capiscum,
tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini
– 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.
Always observe the use-by date and
recommended storage temperature.
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.
Storing food correctly
Store food 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.
However, you should bear in mind that
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.
Some fruit and vegetables react
strongly to this gas and should not be
stored together.
– 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.
– 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.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Unpacked meats and vegetables
Meat
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
should be stored separately. To avoid
any microbiological
cross-contamination, these foods may
only be stored together if they are
wrapped.
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, do not
let meat come into direct contact with
other foods.
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.
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.
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.
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Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
Using the freezer compartment
Storing frozen food
Use the freezer compartment to:
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer compartment, check
– store frozen food,
– make ice cubes,
– freeze small quantities of fresh food.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
Freezing fresh food
– 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.
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.
^ 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.
Up to 2 kg of food can be frozen in
24 hours.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid 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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^ Store it in the freezer compartment as
soon as possible.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
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 and 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.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer compartment. This
causes already frozen food to thaw,
and increases the energy
consumption considerably. Allow hot
food and drinks to cool down before
placing them in the freezer
compartment.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
^ 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.
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Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
compartment
^ The Super freeze function should
also be switched on before placing
the food in the freezer compartment
(see "Using Super freeze").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer compartment to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer
compartment
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.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the freezer compartment or in contact
with the interior side walls so that it
freezes through to the core as quickly
as possible.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
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– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep
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.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while defrosting.
Catch the liquid and dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh
vegetables due to changes in the cell
structure.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
Ice cubes
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of
the freezer compartment.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
Do not store cans or bottles containing
carbonated drinks or liquids which
could freeze in the freezer. The cans or
bottles could explode.
When cooling non-carbonated drinks
quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles
are not left in for more than one hour,
otherwise they could burst.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
The refrigerator section defrosts
automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
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 compressor.
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.
Freezer compartment
(depending on model)
The freezer compartment does not
defrost automatically.
In certain circumstances, too thick a
layer of ice can prevent the door from
closing properly. Too thick a layer of ice
also reduces efficiency and increases
energy consumption.
^ The freezer compartment should be
defrosted from time to time. It must
be defrosted if a layer of ice approx.
0.5 cm thick has accumulated.
The best time to defrost the freezer
compartment is when:
– there is very little food or no food left
in the appliance,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer compartment, e.g. on the
internal walls. How much ice and frost
accumulates in the appliance will
depend on the following:
Before defrosting
– whether the appliance door has
been opened frequently or left open
for a while.
^ Store it in a cool place until the
freezer compartment is ready for use
again.
– whether a large quantity of fresh food
has been placed in the freezer
compartment at once.
– whether there has been an increase
in the humidity in the room.
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^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer compartment and wrap it in
several layers of newspaper or
cloths.
Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible. The longer
the food is left out at room
temperature, the faster it defrosts.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
Do not let water get into the
condensate channel and drain hole.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
compartment has reached the
required temperature, place the food
back into the freezer compartment.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage 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.
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
^ Open the freezer compartment door.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed on a
saucer in the freezer compartment.
Closing the door in this instance will
help retain warmth and speed up the
defrosting process.
^ Remove any loose pieces of ice.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water, as often as
necessary.
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Cleaning and care
A range of Miele branded cleaning
and conditioning products is
available to order from Miele or
www.miele-shop.com.
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or into the light.
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
^ Defrost the freezer compartment
(depending on model).
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
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^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month and the freezer compartment
(depending on model) each time it is
defrosted. Use lukewarm water with a
little washing-up liquid.
The following are dishwasher safe:
– the butter dish, egg trays, ice cube
tray (supplied as standard,
depending on model)
– the shelves and bottle shelf in the
door
– the butter and cheese compartment
Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such
as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
^ Clean the interior shelves and
drawers by hand. These are not
suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super cool function for
a while so that the appliance can
cool down quickly.
^ 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.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
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 mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, there could be a
fault with the freezer, the household
electricity supply or another
appliance.
Contact a qualified electrician or the
Miele Service department.
. . . the appliance does not get cool
although the temperature display is
lit up.
Demo mode has been activated. This
allows the appliance to be displayed in
the showroom without the cooling
system being switched on. Do not
activate this setting for domestic use!
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^ Deactivate Demo mode (see
"Information for dealers - Demo
mode").
. . . 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 to 12 hours.
^ Check that the freezer compartment
door (depending on model) has been
closed properly.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been frozen at the same time?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature in
the refrigerator to fall automatically.
For this reason, no more than 2 kg of
fresh food should be frozen at one
time.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth have been covered over or
become dusty.
^ The refrigerator and freezer
compartment doors have been
opened too frequently, or a large
amount of fresh food has been
placed inside and/or frozen at the
same time.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
Problem solving guide
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer
compartment. If it has, then the
freezer compartment will need
defrosting.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer compartment is
too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator is not working.
Has the appliance door been left open
for too long? The lighting switches itself
off automatically after approx. 15
minutes if the door is left open.
If it also does not come on when the
door is opened briefly, but the
temperature display is working, then
the lighting is defective.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
If so, increase 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
compartment to become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
^ Grasp the lamp cover at the top and
at the bottom (1), and pull it forwards
to remove (2).
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer compartment.
^ Unscrew the lamp. This requires
some strength to release it from its
safety ring (1).
^ Check whether the freezer
compartment door closes properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer
compartment.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
^ Change the lamp.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, E 14 cap
See the old lamp for the Wattage
required.
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Problem solving guide
^ Screw the new lamp into the
connection. Make sure that it fits
securely back in its safety ring a.
^ Replace the lamp cover, and click it
into place at the sides.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The condensate 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.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
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
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Information for dealers
Demo mode
To deactivate Demo mode
The appliance can be demonstrated in
the showroom or at exhibitions in
"Demo mode". In this mode the controls
and interior lighting are functioning but
the compressor remains switched off.
^ Press the On/Off button.
To activate Demo mode
^ Press the On/Off button.
The appliance is now switched on.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature button at the same time
for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light will
start flashing, and the -25 °C field will
light up in the temperature display.
The appliance is now switched on.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature button at the same time
for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light will
start flashing, and the -25 °C field will
flash in the temperature display.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The -25 °C field will light up in the
temperature display.
Demo mode has now been
deactivated.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The -25 °C field will start flashing in the
temperature display.
Demo mode is now active.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
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 with this
refrigerator. Each appliance must be
built-under into a separate niche. The
refrigerator must be installed on the
left-hand side of freezer.
Your dealer will be able to advise
you on which models are suitable.
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
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.
This appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
Before installing the appliance
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. It is very important for the
cooling system of the appliance to have
adequate ventilation.
Ventilation into and out of the
appliance is through the appliance
plinth. The plinth must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
The cross-sectional area for
ventilation in the plinth must be
dusted on a regular basis.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Remove the red transport fixing a,
and use the stopper supplied b to
plug the empty hole.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
Plinth height B depends on the building
under height:
With a niche height of 820 mm the
plinth height is 100 - 170 mm.
The plinth height will be dictated by the
height of the furniture front.
With a building under height of
870 mm the plinth height is
150 - 220 mm. In this case, the plinth
height may be dictated by the
adjustable feet under the appliance as
well as the height of the furniture front.
A = Niche height
B = Height of furniture plinth facing
C = Furniture front height
D = Height of furniture plinth facing
trimmed to size around the
appliance
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A
B
C
D
820 mm
100 mm
716 mm
100 mm
820 mm
170 mm
646 mm
100 mm
870 mm
150 mm
716 mm
150 mm
870 mm
220 mm
646 mm
150 mm
Adjusting the door hinges
The door hinges are set ex-works to
enable the door to be opened wide.
However, if the opening angle of the
door needs to be limited for any reason,
the hinge can be adjusted to
accommodate this.
– If you would like the appliance door
to be cushioned so that it opens
more softly, the spring tension on the
appliance door can be adjusted.
To do this, use the allen key supplied to
adjust the door hinges.
– For example, if the appliance door
hits an adjacent wall when opened,
the opening angle can be limited to
90°.
^ Place the locking pins supplied for
limiting the door opening into the
hinges from above.
The door opening angle is now limited
to 90°.
a To reduce the opening angle:
^ Turn the allen key clockwise.
This tightens the hinges and makes it
harder to open the door wide.
b To open the door fully:
^ Turn the allen key anti-clockwise.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in, you
will need to decide on which side the
door is to be hinged. If left hand door
hinging is required, follow the
instructions below.
Appliance door
^ Open the door.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx ®screwdrivers:
Torx® 15, 20, 25.
^ Remove covers a, b and c with a
screwdriver.
^ Loosen fixing screws d slightly.
^ Slide the door outwards, lift it off e
and place it to one side.
^ Now remove fixing screws d and
screw them loosely into position at the
top and the bottom of the opposite side
e f.
Use a power screwdriver to secure
the hinges - the screws are
self-tapping.
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Changing the door hinging
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the door opening too far:
^ Refit the hinges on the diagonally
opposite side of the door b.
Use a power screwdriver to secure
the hinges - screws a are
self-tapping.
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
^ Refit the door onto the pre-fitted
screws, and then tighten the screws.
^ Replace covers a, b and c.
^ Remove screws a, and use stoppers
supplied c to plug the empty holes.
Do not close up the hinges. Danger
of inury.
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^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the door
opening too far.
Changing the door hinging
Freezer compartment door
(depending on model)
^ Lower the cover on hinge plate a.
^ Unscrew hinge plate b, and remove
freezer compartment door c
together with the hinge plate.
^ Unscrew door catch d.
^ Screw door catch d into place on
the opposite side, having turned it by
180 °.
^ Plug the holes with stoppers e
supplied.
^ Fit freezer compartment door c in
position at the top f, then tighten
hinge plate b securely.
^ Close the cover on hinge plate a.
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Building in the appliance
Weight of the furniture door
Before fitting a furniture door, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
To install the appliance you will need
the following:
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
Maximum weight of
furniture door in kg
– a hexagon spanner,
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Fitting a door front which is heavier
than the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
– an allen key.
Before pushing the appliance into
the niche loosen the two rear feet by
a half turn. This makes it easier to
adjust the feet later on (see "Aligning
the appliance").
The feet should be almost fully
screwed in when you push the
appliance into the niche. Otherwise
the feet could break off. Risk of
damage.
Make sure that the electricity cable
does not become trapped as you
push the appliance into its niche.
Make sure that the electrical socket
is easily accessible.
To avoid damaging the surface of
flooring which is susceptible to
scratching, take great care when
pushing the appliance into its niche.
^ Position the mains electricity cable so
that the appliance can be connected
easily, once installed.
^ Push the appliance into its
building-under niche.
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Building in the appliance
^ Align the appliance so that the front
edges of the hinges at the top and
bottom are flush with the front edge
of the housing unit side wall.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc) the dimension of
these must be taken into account when
making sure there is a gap all round of
42 mm.
^ Pull the appliance forwards by the
dimension of the door fitting to keep
the gap at 42 mm all round.
The hinges will now protrude by the
dimension of the door fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the door is flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side walls the door may
not shut properly.
This could lead to a build-up of ice
and condensation and also cause
operational faults.
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Building in the appliance
Aligning the appliance
^ Take the bottom shelf out of the
appliance door. This will make it
easier to build in the appliance.
^ Hold the plinth facing at the side and
pull it forwards and off.
With a building-under height of
820 mm the adjustable feet must not
be extended.
With a building-under height of more
than 820 mm the feet must be
extended. For example, with a
building-under height of 870 mm, the
feet must be extended by approx.
50 mm.
^ Use an allen key to unscrew both
front feet.
As soon as the feet have been
unscrewed slightly, you can also
adjust them with a screwdriver at the
bottom of the foot (see small
illustration above).
^ Adjust the feet according to the
height of the niche and make sure
the appliance is level.
The appliance should be aligned so
that it fits fairly tightly between the
floor and the worktop.
Proceed as follows:
^ Insert the piece of foam rubber
supplied a. Important. This ensures
a separated air flow and prevents
malfunctioning.
^ Refit the plinth facing and pull it
forwards until the ventilation slats are
in alignment with the neighbouring
furniture plinths.
^ Adjust both rear feet using
appropriate screws a at the front
right and left in the appliance plinth.
Use a 7 mm flat-bladed screwdriver
to do so.
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^ Hold the plinth facing securely and
attach it on the right and left using
the bolts supplied b.
Building in the appliance
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered over.
Securing the appliance in the
niche
A fitting kit for securing the
appliance at the sides when building
it under a granite worktop is
available from Miele.
If there is a continuous plinth in the
kitchen, a ventilation gap will need to
be made in the plinth for the appliance:
Building-under
height
Dimension D
820 mm
870 mm
100 mm
150 mm
^ Use chipboard screws (4 x 19 mm) to
secure the appliance to the worktop
through the mounting plate, as
shown.
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Building in the appliance
Fitting a furniture door
Ensure that the plinth facing is
replaced correctly.
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door.
^ A gap of 8 mm must be maintained
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket.
^ Hang the fixing bracket with fitting
aids a onto the inside of the
furniture door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws b. (On cassette
doors only use 4 screws on the
edges).
^ Push fitting aids a up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them c.
^ Undo nuts b, and take fixing bracket
c off together with the fitting aids.
^ Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket d.
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Building in the appliance
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
b with a screwdriver, tighten nuts a
at the top of the appliance door.
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts a.
^ Loosely attach nuts b on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments X are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments Y by turning adjusting
bolts a with a screwdriver.
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Building in the appliance
^ Attach the appliance door and the
furniture door using screws through
fixing brackets a:
– Drill holes in the furniture door (mark
the position of the holes first).
^ Place the cover in position.
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The door must close properly.
– Screw in the short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws b.
– The door must not touch the furniture
carcase.
^ Align depth "Z" on the furniture door:
Loosen the screws in the long slots at
the top c and bottom d of the
appliance door. By moving the
furniture door, create a gap of 2 mm
between the furniture door and the
front edge of the niche. Align it to
match the neighbouring furniture
doors.
– The seal at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
^ Close the door and align it with
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Tighten all screws again.
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To double check, place a torch in the
appliance and close the door.
Turn the lights out in the room. If you
can see any light shining out from the
sides double check the installation.
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