Operating and installation instructions
Under counter wine cooler
KWT 4154 UG-1
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 057 851
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature and humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Isolation shelf for thermal separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling) button m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Air filtering with the active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Interior lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching on the interior lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adjusting the brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing wine bottles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Wooden shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Descriptive labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cleaning the interior, the door and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contents
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection IRL, U.K., ZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Electrical connection AUS, NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Building under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Aligning the appliance to taller unit doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Securing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Description of the appliance
a On/Off button
e Safety lock indicator light
b Temperature display for upper zone
f Alarm "off" button
c Temperature selector buttons for
upper zone
left hand button: warmer
right hand button: colder
g Temperature display for lower zone
d Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button and indicator light
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h Temperature selector buttons for
lower zone
left hand button: warmer
right hand button: colder
i Interior lighting button and indicator
light
Description of the appliance
a Interior lighting
b Isolation shelf for thermal separation
c Wooden shelf with décor strip for descriptive labels
d Active charcoal filter
e Condensate channel and
drain hole
To ensure the correct functioning of the appliance in tropical climates where
the ambient temperature exceeds 38°C and air humidity levels exceed 70% the
appliance must only be used in a climate controlled room.
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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 using it for the first time. They
contain important notes on the
installation, safety, operation and
care of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for storing wine.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from the incorrect or improper use of
the appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been shown how to use it correctly by a
person responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
,Warning!
If installed at altitudes above
1500 m, there is a risk of the glazing
in the door shattering.
Shards of glass are very sharp and
can cause severe injury if not
handled with care.
~ 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 climb inside it or 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.
~ Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, 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.
~ The electrical safety of this
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Care must
be taken during transportation and
setting up of the appliance that no parts
of the cooling system are damaged.
Leaking coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid open flames and anything
which creates a spark,
– disconnect from the mains,
– air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
– contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ 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.
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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).
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ Installation work, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
persons in accordance with national
and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer will not be held liable.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
~ 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
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 use any electrical equipment
in this appliance. Danger of sparking
and explosion.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
the appliance as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
– the mains fuse has been
disconnected, or
~ The appliance is designed for use
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
~ 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.
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 use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Disposing 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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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid, and then
dry with a soft cloth.
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature displays go dark.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between ½ and 1 hour after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
^ Press the On/Off button so that the
temperature displays light up.
The alarm will sound. The appliance
starts to cool down, and the interior
lighting will come on when the door is
opened.
Switching off the alarm
The cooling system switches off. (If this
does not happen, the safety lock is still
activated).
Safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
^ Press and hold the constant humidity
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The constant humidity indicator light will
flash, and a ; will flash in the right
hand temperature display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
; will light up in the display.
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
displays will continue to flash until the
set temperatures have been reached.
^ You can now choose between ; 0
und ; 1 by pressing the left-hand
temperature selector buttons:
0: the safety lock is de-activated,
1: the safety lock is activated.
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Switching on and off
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
The safety lock indicator light X will
light up when the safety lock has been
activated.
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of setting mode. If you do not do this
the electronics will switch over to
normal operation automatically after a
couple of minutes.
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 and humidity
Wine keeps on maturing depending on
the surrounding conditions. The length
of time for which wine can be kept in
good condition will therefore depend on
the temperature and air quality.
Temperature
Wine can be stored at a temperature
between 5°C and 18°C. The optimum
temperature is around 10-12°C. Most
white wines can be consumed at this
temperature. It is best to take red wine
out of the wine cooler about two hours
before drinking. Open the wine to allow
it to breathe and to develop its aroma.
After two hours, red wine will be at the
correct temperature for drinking.
If wine is stored at a temperature above
22°C it will mature too quickly. Wine
should not be stored below 5°C for a
long period of time as it will not mature
fully at this low temperature.
Fluctuations in temperature put wine
under stress and interrupt the maturing
process. It is therefore very important to
maintain a constant temperature.
Safety features
A thermostat prevents the temperature
in the wine cooler falling too low.
Internal heating automatically switches
on to keep the temperature inside as
constant as possible.
Isolation shelf for thermal separation
The appliance has a fixed isolation
shelf which divides the cabinet into two
zones. The temperature for each zone
can be set separately so that different
wines (red and white) can be stored at
their ideal temperature.
Setting the temperature
The temperatures are set using the two
buttons under the temperature
displays.
Press the
+ button: to increase the temperature
– button: to reduce the temperature
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When pressing the buttons, the
following information shows in the
display:
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
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The correct temperature and humidity
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button, the current temperature
inside the applicable zone is
automatically shown.
The two temperature zones are cooled
alternately, which means that
depending on the quantity of wine
being stored, it can take several hours
for the required temperature to be
reached, and for the temperature
display to adjust. If, after this time, the
temperature is still too high or too low,
you will need to adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted from
5°C to 20°C.
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible.
You can adjust the brightness of the
temperature display (both temperature
displays will be adjusted together):
^ Press and hold the constant humidity
button in for approx. 5 seconds.
The constant humidity indicator light will
flash, and a ; will flash in the right hand
temperature display.
Temperature display
During normal operation, the
temperature displays on the control
panel show the temperatures inside the
appliance.
The temperature display will flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in one of the zones
deviates by more than 5 °C from the
set temperature.
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^ Press one of the left hand
temperature selector buttons for the
upper zone repeatedly until an ^
appears in the display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
^ lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the level of
brightness by pressing the
temperature selector buttons for the
upper zone. You can choose from
settings 1 to 5:
1: lowest setting,
5: brightest setting.
The correct temperature and humidity
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of the setting mode. If you do not do
this the electronics will switch over to
normal operation automatically after a
couple of minutes.
Humidity level
It is very important to store wine in an
atmosphere with a high humidity level
(60-70 %) so that the corks remain
moist on the outside. A refrigerator with
its low humidity level is therefore not the
best place to store wine. At a low
humidity level corks dry out from the
outside, and so do not seal the bottles
tightly. Wine should be stored lying
down to keep the corks moist from the
inside too. Air entering the bottle will
inevitably spoil the wine.
Useful tip: Before serving, stand the
wine upright for at least two hours,
or the entire day if possible, to allow
any sediment to settle at the bottom
of the bottle.
Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button m
This setting enables the relative
humidity inside the wine cooler and the
temperature to be distributed evenly
around the interior so you can store all
your wine under exactly the same
excellent conditions.
Switching on
If you would like to use the wine cooler
to store wine long term, the constant
humidity setting should be activated.
This will create a continuous climate in
the cabinet which imitates that of a wine
cellar.
^ Press the constant humidity button
m. The indicator light will come on.
Even if this setting has not been
activated, the fan in the appliance
will come on automatically when the
cooling system switches on to
ensure your wine is kept in the
optimum climate.
The fan automatically switches off
when the door is open.
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The correct temperature and humidity
Switching off
Because the appliance uses more
energy when this setting is switched on,
it should not be left switched on all the
time.
^ To switch it off, press the constant
humidity button m. The indicator
light will go out.
Air filtering with the active charcoal
filter
The active charcoal filters maintain the
air quality in the wine cooler by filtering
the incoming air to ensure that all air
entering the appliance is fresh and free
from dust and smells.
Replace the active charcoal filters
with new ones once a year (see
"Cleaning and care"). These are
available from your dealer or the
nearest Miele spare parts
department.
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Interior lighting
There is lighting in both the upper and
lower zones of the wine cooler so that
both zones can be lit up.
Do not remove the lamp covers.
Should the covers be damaged or
need to be removed due to damage,
exercise caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser beam class 1M)
which you should avoid looking at
directly.
Switching on the interior lighting
Wine should generally be stored in the
dark. However, the interior lighting can
be switched on to enable you to see the
wine stored in the wine cooler.
Adjusting the brightness
The brightness of the interior lighting
can be adjusted.
^ Press and hold the interior lighting
button.
^ At the same time, press the right
hand temperature selector buttons
for the lower zone.
Press the
+ button : for the lighting to become
brighter
– button: for the lighting to become
dimmer
^ Press the interior lighting button.
Both lights are switched on or off
simultaneously.
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Storing wine bottles
Any vibration or movement of the bottle
can affect the wine by interrupting the
natural respiration process and so
impair the taste.
As much as possible store bottles of
the same type of wine beside each
other on the same shelf. Removing a
bottle of one type will then leave the
other types undisturbed and will avoid
the need to move different bottles
around.
Capacity
Approx. 38 Bordeaux bottles (0.75 l)
15 in the upper zone
23 in the lower zone
Wooden shelves
The wooden shelves are on runners
and can be pulled out to make it easier
to store and remove bottles.
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Descriptive labels
Use the labels supplied to identify your
wine quickly and easily. Insert the
labels into the metal holders at the front
of the shelves from above.
Additional labels can be purchased
from your Miele dealer or from the
Spare Parts Department.
Alarm
Your appliance is fitted with a warning
system which ensures that the
temperature cannot rise or fall
unnoticed and impair the wine.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
in one of the zones rises or falls outside
the temperature range. The relevant
temperature display will flash at the
same time.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm or too cool.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash:
– when you switch the appliance on, if
the temperature inside the appliance
is very different from the temperature
set.
– when there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the appliance, the alarm
stops and the relevant temperature
display lights up constantly. However, if
the noise disturbs you, you can switch
the alarm off before this if you wish.
^ Press the alarm "off" button.
The alarm will stop. The relevant
temperature display continues to
flash until the set temperature has
been reached. The display then
lights up constantly, and the alarm
system is fully active again.
Door alarm
If the door has been left open for more
than approx. 60 seconds the alarm will
sound.
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Defrosting
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the appliance whilst it
is in use. These are automatically
defrosted and removed by the
appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are never blocked so
that condensate can flow away
without hindrance.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
lighting.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the 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.
Cleaning the interior, the door
and accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Accessories and shelves should
all be hand-washed only.
^ 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.
^ Clean the appliance door with a
proprietary glass cleaner.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic
and chrome without the use of
chemicals.
Before cleaning
Ventilation gaps
^ Switch the appliance off at the wall
socket and remove the plug.
^ 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 out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
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.
Active charcoal filter
Replace the active charcoal filters with
new ones once a year. These can be
purchased from your Miele dealer or
from the Spare Parts Department.
^ Turn the filters 90° clockwise or
anti-clockwise.
^ Remove the filters.
^ Insert the new filters with the handle
in the vertical position.
^ Turn the filters 90° clockwise or
anti-clockwise until they click into
position.
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After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch the appliance back on.
Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. 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 after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
. . . the alarm sounds and the
temperature display flashes.
^ Has the appliance door been open
for longer than 60 seconds?
If not, then the temperature has risen
higher or fallen lower than the
temperature that has been set. This
could be due to:
^ the appliance door being opened too
often.
^ the ventilation gaps in the plinth
being covered.
^ a lengthy interruption to the power
supply.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
Once the problem has been resolved
the temperature display will light up
constantly and the alarm will stop.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
under the plinth are blocked or dusty.
Only temperatures within the range the
appliance can display will be shown. If
the temperature is not within this range,
a bar will be displayed instead.
. . . "F0" or "F1" appears in the
temperature display.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
^ The appliance door is being opened
frequently.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
The safety lock has been activated.
. . . the interior light is not working.
Call the Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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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.
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 IRL, U.K., ZA
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 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 residual current
device (RCD) with a trip current of 30
mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664,
VDE 0100, Section 739).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
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).
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
Electrical connection AUS, NZ
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to 220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate. Please ensure that these
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 residual current
device (RCD) with a trip current of 30
mA.
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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Installation
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed.
The higher the ambient temperature of
the room, the more energy the
appliance requires to operate.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
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
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the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
+10°C to +38 °C
+10°C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold will
cause the cooling system to switch off for
too long causing the internal temperature
in the appliance to rise with the risk of
impairing the wine stored there.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation. Miele kitchen units are
designed to provide this ventilation.
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Before building in, remove all
accessories from the appliance.
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrances.
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right hand
hinged. If left hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
^ Unscrew the top hinge plate e, turn
it around and refit it on the opposite
side.
^ Close the door, and unscrew the top
hinge pin from the door a.
^ Unscrew the door stay b from
underneath the door.
^ Tip the door forward slightly c, and
lift it up and off d.
^ Unscrew the lower hinge plate f.
^ Remove the hinge pin g, and
replace it in the hinge plate from
underneath. Ensure that the spacer
which the hinge pin sits on is
correctly positioned.
^ Turn the hinge plate round, and refit it
on the opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Swap over the plug h and the hinge
pin guide i in the top of the door.
^ Hang the door on the lower hinge pin
j, and close the door k.
^ Refit the top hinge pin l through the
hinge pin plate into the door.
^ Refit the door stay m underneath the
appliance by securing one screw into
the appliance door and another
through the plastic part of the hinge
pin plate.
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Building under
Make sure that the ventilation gaps in
the plinth are at least 300 cm2 so that
warm air can disperse unhindered.
Otherwise the appliance has to work
harder, resulting in an increase in
electricity consumption.
^ Align the appliance to the height of
the niche by altering the adjustable
feet using the spanner supplied.
Aligning the appliance to taller
unit doors
If the neighbouring kitchen unit doors
a are taller than the wine cooler door,
the wine cooler can be aligned to the
unit doors using a filler panel b.
When using a filler panel a cut-out of
12 mm x 45 mm is required on the
hinged side.
^ Push the appliance into the niche.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
Make sure that the socket and
On-Off switch are easily accessible
after the appliance has been
pushed underneath the worktop.
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Building under
Securing the appliance
^ If the door is right hand hinged, the
fixing bracket a should be fixed
right aligned to the back of the filler
panel b; if the door is left hand
hinged, then the fixing bracket
should be fixed left aligned.
^ Pull the appliance as far as you need
to out of the niche so that you can tip
it.
^ Hand-screw the fixing bracket and
filler panel to the appliance.
^ Align the filler panel to the door of the
wine cooler over the slots to give a
flush finish.
^ Tighten the screws again.
^ Push the appliance into the niche.
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^ Secure the appliance by tightening
the screws in the niche through the
fixing strip.
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