Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge-freezer
with PerfectFresh zone
and DynamicCooling
KFN 9758 iD-3
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 - AU
M.-Nr. 09 029 500
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Miele{home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
To switch the refrigerator section/PerfectFresh zone off separately . . . . . . . . 16
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the refrigerator and the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
DynamicCooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the temperature in the refrigerator section / freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting the temperature in the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
SuperCool and SuperFreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SuperCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SuperFreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Unpackaged meat and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using the PerfectFresh zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storage temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Contents
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The dry compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The humidity-controlled compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adjusting the condiment tray/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Universal container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Problem solving guide . . ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
After Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Does your old appliance have a different hinging mechanism? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Adjusting the door hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Weight of the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Fitting the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button for switching the
refrigerator section / PerfectFresh
zone on and off separately.
b Refrigerator section temperature
display
c Refrigerator section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
d SuperCool button and
indicator light
f Master switch for switching
the whole appliance on and off
g Freezer section temperature display
h Freezer section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
i SuperFreeze button and indicator
light
j Alarm off button
e Safety lock indicator light
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Guide to the appliance
a DynamicCooling fan
b Adjustable shelves
c PerfectFresh zone, dry compartment
d Control for setting the moisture level
in the humidity controlled
compartment
e PerfectFresh zone, humidity
controlled compartment
f Butter and cheese compartment/
Egg tray
g Interior lighting
h Universal container
i Bottle divider*
j Bottle shelf
k Condensate channel and
drain hole
l Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
* Depending on model
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Miele{home
Optional accessories
The Miele|home system offers you the
possibility to call up information about
your fridge-freezer combination:
if the temperature alarm goes off, if
there is a power cut or another fault
message appears, the status of the
appliance is sent directly to the
Miele|home system.
To be able to utilise this possibility, you
will need a Miele|home master
appliance (e.g. the Miele|home
InfoControl unit), and your appliance
must be fitted with the communication
module (XKM 2000 KF-1).
For instructions on how to sign on the
Miele|home communication module to
your Miele|home master appliance,
please refer to the separate fitting and
installation instructions booklet for the
Miele|home communication module.
The Miele|home master appliance also
has separate operating instructions.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
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.
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.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
The plug must be rendered useless
and the cable cut off directly behind the
appliance or the machine to prevent
misuse. 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 legal safety requirements.
Improper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both
personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only for the cool storage
of food and drinks as well as for storing
deep frozen food, freezing fresh food
and for preparing ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from incorrect or improper use or
operation.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
~ This equipment may only be used in
mobile installations if a risk assessment
of the installation has been carried out
by a suitably qualified engineer.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow children
to play on or near it or to play with the
controls. Older children may only use
the appliance if 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
~ Keep children away from the
appliance at all times and supervise
them whilst you are using it. Do not
allow children to play with the
appliance, for example to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install and use a damaged
appliance.
~ 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
environmentally friendly coolant has,
however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition
to the noise of the compressor, you
might be able to hear the coolant
flowing around the system. This is
unavoidable, but does not have any
adverse effect on the performance of
the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact Miele for advice.
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~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that the
voltage and frequency correspond to
the rating on the data plate.
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
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation 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.
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse has been withdrawn,
or the screw-out fuse 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 areas which may be subject to
infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its
surroundings in a clean condition at all
times. Any damage which may be
caused by cockroaches or other vermin
will not be covered by the appliance
warranty.
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen
ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the
lips and tongue.
~ Do not re-freeze 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer
section. The cans or bottles could
explode. Danger of injury and damage
to the appliance.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and 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.
~ Do not use mechanical devices or
other means to accelerate the
defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst, causing injury or damage.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
~ 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 on storage
conditions required.
~ Do not store cooking oil in the
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door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
~ Do not block the ventilation gap in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption
Installation
Increased energy consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near 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 cross-section of
the air inlet and outlet and keep free
of dust.
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which
is approximate
(set in stages).
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
Storage section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degreePerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C.
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Do not change the arrangement of
the drawers and shelves.
Frequent opening of the doors for
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time as long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
possible.
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 overfill the appliance to allow
air to circulate.
Defrosting
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A layer of ice hinders the cold from
Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick has reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
built up.
consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
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 the appliance on
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone and freezer section can be
switched on at the same time with the
main sensor on the right-hand side. This
is also possible via the On/Off button on
the left-hand side.
Protective foil
The stainless steel strips and frames
have a layer of protective foil to prevent
scratching during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel strips.
Cleaning and care
^
Immediately after removing the
protective foil, apply the Original
Miele Care product for stainless
steel.
Important! Each time the Original
Miele Care product for stainless steel
is used, it forms a protective film
against dirt and water.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and then dry with a soft cloth.
^ Press the master switch on the
right-hand side of the control panel.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section lights up, and the
interior lighting comes on when the door
is opened.
Bars light up in the temperature display
for the freezer section.
The appliance starts cooling.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the appliance,
allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer or, to save space, on the freezer
tray. The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Switching the appliance off
^ Press the master switch on the
right-hand side of the control panel
until both temperature displays go
out.
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Switching on and off
The refrigerator section is switched off.
If this does not happen, then the safety
lock has been activated.
To switch the refrigerator
section/PerfectFresh zone off
separately
Safety lock
You can secure the appliance against
unwanted switching off with the safety
lock.
Activating or deactivating the safety
lock
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone can be switched off whilst the
freezer section remains on. This is
useful e.g. whilst on holiday.
^ Press and hold the SuperFreeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
^ Press the On/Off button for the
refrigerator section/PerfectFresh zone
on the left-hand side of the control
panel until the temperature display
for the refrigerator section goes out.
The SuperFreeze indicator light flashes,
and ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Then press the SuperFreeze button
again.
; will light up in the display.
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone is now switched off while the
freezer section remains on.
To switch the refrigerator
section/PerfectFresh zone back on
again
^ Press the On/Off button on the
left-hand side of the control panel
again.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section lights up. The
refrigerator section/PerfectFresh zone
will start to cool, and the interior
lighting will come on when the fridge
door is opened.
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^ You can now choose between ; 0
and ; 1 by pressing the temperature
selector buttons:
0: The safety lock is deactivated,
1: The safety lock is activated.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button to save
the setting.
The safety lock indicator X will light up
in the temperature display when the
safety lock has been activated.
Switching on and off
Switching off for longer
periods of time
^ Press the master switch on the
right-hand side of the control panel 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.
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 and withdraw
the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable,
^ 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 doors are left
shut, there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
DynamicCooling
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
. . . in the freezer section
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is stored in the
appliance,
– 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 and the
PerfectFresh zone
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator.
The temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone is controlled automatically, and is
maintained at 0 to 3 °C.
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The DynamicCooling fan automatically
switches on when the cooling system
for the refrigerator switches on. It
distributes the temperature in the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The correct temperature
Setting the temperature in the
refrigerator section / freezer
section
Use the two buttons underneath the
respective temperature displays to set
the temperature for the refrigerator and
freezer sections.
Press the
display, as it will take this long for the
display to give an accurate reading. If,
after this time, the temperature is still
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
– In the refrigerator section from 4 °C
to 9 °C
– In the freezer section from -16 °C to
-26 °C.
+ button:
– button:
to raise the temperature
(it gets warmer)
to reduce the temperature
(it gets cooler).
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.
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
Setting the temperature in the
PerfectFresh zone
The temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone is automatically held at 0 to 3 °C.
It can be raised or lowered, e.g. if you
want to use it for storing items like fish.
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button the current, average
temperature of the refrigerator or
freezer section is automatically shown.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait for approx. 6 hours if the
appliance is not very full and for
approx. 24 hours if the appliance is
full before checking the temperature
^ Press and hold the SuperFreeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light will
start flashing, and a ; will flash in the
temperature display.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until a = appears
in the display. Then press the
SuperFreeze button again.
= lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the temperature
in the PerfectFresh zone by pressing
the temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 9:
1: lowest temperature,
9: highest temperature.
= 5 is the default setting for the
PerfectFresh zone. If a setting of = 1
to = 4 is selected, the temperature
can fall below 0°C. Food could
freeze!
^ Press the SuperFreeze button to save
the setting.
During normal operation, the
temperature displays on the control
panel show the temperature in the
middle of the refrigerator section and
the temperature in the warmest part of
the freezer section.
If the temperatures in the appliance are
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display, bars will flash in the
temperature displays.
The temperature displays flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel to
come out of the setting mode.
Otherwise the electronics will revert
to normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
The new temperature setting for the
PerfectFresh zone takes effect
gradually.
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However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above -18 °C
for a long time, check that the frozen
food has not started to defrost. If it has
started thawing, check that the food is
safe to use and if it is, use it as quickly
as possible.
The correct temperature
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible. However, if the
door is opened, a setting changed or if
the alarm is sounding, the temperature
display will appear much brighter for
approx. 1 minute.
The level of brightness can be
adjusted:
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel to
come out of the setting mode.
Otherwise the electronics will revert
to normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
^ Press and hold the SuperFreeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes
and a ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until ^ appears in
the display.
^ Then press the Super freeze button
again.
^ lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the level of
brightness by pressing the
temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 5:
1: dimmest setting,
5: brightest setting.
^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer section
cannot rise unnoticed.
An alarm will sound and at the same
time the temperature display for the
freezer section will flash if the
temperature becomes too warm. The
temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
The alarm will sound and the alarm
indicator light will flash,
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 freezer, the alarm
switches off and the temperature
display stops flashing and lights up
constantly. However, if the noise
disturbs you, you can switch the alarm
off before this if you wish.
– if the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load, to
re-arrange or to take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
Door alarm
If either of the doors is left open for
more than approx. 60 seconds, the
alarm will sound.
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^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
display will continue to flash until the
set temperature has been reached.
The display then stops flashing and
lights up constantly. The alarm
system is now fully active once more.
SuperCool and SuperFreeze
SuperCool
SuperFreeze
The SuperCool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
Switch the SuperFreeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
Switching on SuperCool
SuperCool is particularly recommended
for the faster chilling of large amounts
of fresh food or drink.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
SuperFreeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
^ Press the SuperCool button; the
SuperCool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
Switching off SuperCool
The SuperCool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
To save energy, the SuperCool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the SuperCool button. The
SuperCool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue to
operate at normal power.
Switching on SuperFreeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the SuperFreeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the
SuperFreeze function should be
switched on 24 hours beforehand.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button. The
SuperFreeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer
section.
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SuperCool and SuperFreeze
Switching off SuperFreeze
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer section, the
SuperFreeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 to 60
hours. The SuperFreeze indicator light
will go out and the appliance will
continue running at normal power.
To save energy, the SuperFreeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18 °C or
colder has been reached in the freezer
section.
^ Press the SuperFreeze button. The
SuperFreeze indicator light will go
out, and the appliance will continue
to operate at normal power.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
This appliance has DynamicCooling,
which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running.
When DynamicCooling is switched
on, the difference between the
various zones is less pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this area for storing
butter and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator is
directly above the PerfectFresh zone.
However, the PerfectFresh zone is even
colder.
Use these areas in the refrigerator and
in the PerfectFresh zone for all delicate
and highly perishable food, e.g.
– 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 stored upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator. Do not
cover the fan in the rear wall of the
refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
– 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,
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration at
temperatures below 5 °C. Cucumbers,
for example, become glassy, eggplants
bitter and potatoes sweet. Tomatoes
and oranges lose their aroma, and the
peel on citrus fruits hardens.
Foods which are sensitive to cold
include:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangoes, melons,
papayas, passionfruit,
citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges,
mandarines, grapefruits
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Eggplants, cucumbers, potatoes,
capiscum, tomatoes, zucchini
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is the most important
factor in determining how long it stays
fresh, and how long it can be kept in the
appliance. Time out of the refrigerator,
e.g. during transportation, should be
kept to a minimum. For example, do not
allow food to stay in a hot car for too
long. Once food has started to
deteriorate, this process cannot be
reversed. As little as two hours outside
the refrigerator can cause food to start
deteriorating.
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Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged in the refrigerator
section (there are some exceptions to
this rule in the PerfectFresh zone - see
below). 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.
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
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.
Using the PerfectFresh zone
Food is stored in the PerfectFresh zone
at lower temperature than in the
conventional refrigerator section. The
humidity in the PerfectFresh zone can
be regulated to provide the correct
conditions for food stored inside it.
The closer the storage humidity is to the
moisture content of the food, the crisper
and fresher the food remains over a
longer period, as the water content of
the food is largely retained.
Due to the optimum storage conditions
created within the PerfectFresh zone,
food remains fresh for longer, and
flavour and vitamins are retained.
Storing food in the
PerfectFresh zone
compartments
Storage temperature
The optimum storage temperature for
fresh food which is not sensitive to the
cold is 0 - 3 °C. This is the temperature
range which is automatically
maintained in the PerfectFresh zone.
Food can be stored the PerfectFresh
zone at this temperature without loss of
freshness for considerably longer than
in a standard refrigerator, as the
deterioration process is decelerated at
this temperature.
Remember that the initial freshness
of the food when placed in the
refrigerator/PerfectFresh zone is
crucial for good storage results.
Humidity level
The humidity level in the
PerfectFresh zone depends on:
The PerfectFresh zone is divided into
two areas, the dry compartment and
the humidity-controlled compartment.
The dry compartment
The dry compartment has a relatively
low humidity level that is approximately
the same as that in the refrigerator.
Therefore, the main advantage of the
dry compartment is the low
temperature, rather than the humidity.
– The dry compartment is ideal for
storing particularly sensitive foods,
such as fresh fish, shellfish, meat,
poultry, sausages, dairy products
and salads.
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
– moisture content of the
stored food, and
– the quantity of food
being stored.
The regulator can be used to adjust the
humidity level in the PerfectFresh zone.
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Using the PerfectFresh zone
Always keep these foods covered or
wrapped.
Exception: Meat (The surface of the
meat dries out slightly, helping to
prevent the growth of bacteria, which
results in the meat lasting longer. To
prevent the risk of bacterial
cross-contamination and meat
deteriorating, do not let one type of meat
come into direct contact with another
type.)
The humidity-controlled compartment
The humidity-controlled compartment
has a regulator which is used to adjust
the relative humidity.
Slide the regulator to the relative
humidity level required:
Setting . = high humidity. The regulator
closes the openings to the compartment
and the humidity within is retained. The
humidity depends heavily on the type
and quantity of food being stored.
Please take into account that high
humidity is only achieved and effective if
the food is stored unwrapped or
loosely wrapped.
– The high humidity setting . is ideal
for storing freshly harvested products
such as vegetables, salad, herbs,
mushrooms and home-grown
seasonal fruit.
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Setting , = low humidity.
The regulator opens the openings to
the compartment and the air within is
able to escape.
If the regulator is set to low humidity ,,
this approximates the humidity level in
the refrigerator section. The main
advantage with this setting is the low
temperature, rather than the humidity.
– At the low humidity setting , the
atmosphere inside the
humidity-controlled compartment is
the same as in the dry compartment.
Take food out of the PerfectFresh
zone approx. 30 - 60 minutes before
using it. The aroma and taste do not
fully develop until the food has
reached room temperature.
Can all types of food be stored
together?
Do not place all types of food together
in one drawer. Some types of food do
not store well together. 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.
Using the PerfectFresh zone
Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of this
natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocados, 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 PerfectFresh zone
If you are not satisfied with the results of your stored food (e.g. food loses
firmness and wilts shortly after placing in the appliance), keep in mind the
following instructions:
^ Only place fresh food in the appliance as the initial condition of the food is
crucial to maintaining freshness.
^ Clean the PerfectFresh zone before storing food in it.
^ Dry the surface of very moist food before placing it in the PerfectFresh zone.
^ Do not store any food in the PerfectFresh zone which is sensitive to cold
(see "Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator").
^ Please note that not all types of food can be stored together (see "Can all types
of food be stored together?").
^ Select the correct PerfectFresh compartment according to the type of food
being stored (high or low humidity level).
^ Store food with a high moisture content unwrapped in the PerfectFresh zone.
A high humidity level will be achieved by means of the moisture already
contained with the food being stored.
If the humidity level is not high enough (e.g. too little food is being stored), it can
be increased by placing a damp sponge in the drawer.
^ If you think that the temperature in the PerfectFresh zone is not correct, trying
adjusting it slightly by 1 to 2 °C via the refrigerator section temperature control.
To avoid frost damage to food, a higher temperature must be set if ice crystals
begin to form on the bottom of the PerfectFresh zone.
^ If too much water collects at the bottom of the PerfectFresh zone, dry it with a
cloth. If necessary, dry food before placing it in the appliance or place a rack at
the bottom of the PerfectFresh zone to allow water to drain off.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
To move the split shelf:
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food:
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly until the notch at the side is in
line with the shelf support. It can then
be raised or lowered to the required
level.
The raised edge at the back must face
upwards to prevent food from touching
the back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other.
The shelf with the raised edge must
be at the back.
^ Lightly push the rear glass shelf from
underneath.
^ Pull the front half of the glass shelf
forwards slightly and then push it
carefully under the rear half.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
PerfectFresh zone
compartments
The compartments in the PerfectFresh
zone are on telescopic rails, and can
be removed for filling, emptying or
cleaning purposes:
To replace the compartment,
^ place it back on the fully extended
runners.
^ Push the compartment back into the
appliance until it clicks into position.
Adjusting the condiment
tray/bottle shelf
Remove the bottle shelf from the
door first to make it easier to take
out the compartments and the
dividing plate.
^ Lift the tray/shelf up and out of the
stainless steel frame to remove.
^ Pull the compartments out as far as
they will go.
^ Push up the stainless steel frame,
and remove.
^ Replace the frame at the required
height. Ensure that it is securely
pushed back into position.
^ Replace the tray/shelf in the frame.
^ Grab hold of the sides of the
compartment towards the rear, lift up
and pull out to remove it.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid injury or damage.
^ Carefully pull out the lid between the
compartments slightly, and pull it
down and out.
^ To replace it, insert the compartment
lid from beneath into the holders, and
push it back into place.
When cleaning the appliance, be
careful not to wash the special
lubricant out of the telescopic rails.
Clean these with a damp cloth only.
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The tray/shelf can be completely
removed for loading and unloading and
put back in.
In this way, the tray/shelf can be used
as a serving tray on the table.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Universal container
Moving the bottle divider
(depending on model)
(depending on model)
The universal container can be used
both to store and serve food.
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
The bottle divider can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning):
^ To do this, push up the front edge of
the bottle divider, and disengage it.
It consists of a deep tray a and a
shallow tray b. Both trays fit the
stainless steel frame.
If you wish to use the universal
container to serve food,
^ place the shallow tray b in the
stainless steel frame, and use the
deep tray as a lid a.
You can lift the universal container,
including contents, out of the frame and
take it to the table.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate:
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
– 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.
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.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
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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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
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: Bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil, immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the
SuperFreeze function for some time
before placing the food in the freezer
(see "SuperFreeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Placing food in the freezer
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer.
Large quantities should be placed
directly on the glass cold plates to
freeze the food quickly. To do this first
take out the top two freezer drawers.
When removing the top drawer, make
sure that you do not block the
ventilation slits in the back wall of the
appliance. They are important for
trouble-free operation of the appliance.
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.
Freezing large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed. To do this:
^ Remove the top two freezer drawers,
and carefully lift and slide out the
glass cold plates.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time in
months which various foods can be
stored for effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
The lowest freezer drawer must always
remain in the appliance.
Each drawer and each of the glass
cold plates can be loaded with a
maximum of 25 kg.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the freezer drawers or on the glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
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2-3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stews
3-5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
6-8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
10-12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Ice cubes
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
– in a steam oven.
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of
one of the freezer drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
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.
^ 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.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
To cool drinks quickly, place them in
the refrigerator section, and switch on
the SuperCool function. If bottles are,
however, placed in the freezer section
for rapid cooling, make sure they are
not left in for more than one hour, as
they could burst.
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.
Cooling drinks
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Freezing and storing food
Freezer tray
Cool pack
The freezer tray is useful for freezing
small items such as berries, herbs and
vegetables. They can be frozen
individually and therefore maintain their
shape when defrosted.
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
^ Space the food out loosely on the
tray.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer section, directly on top of
the food. The cool pack will be at its
most effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the top drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
^ Hang the tray in the top or middle
freezer drawer.
Leave the food for 10-12 hours to
freeze thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it
to a freezer bag or suitable container
once frozen. Place the bag or container
in the freezer drawer.
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When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the food which is already
frozen so that the frozen food does not
begin to thaw.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
Defrosting
Refrigerator section and
PerfectFresh zone
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
and the PerfectFresh zone whilst in use.
You do not need to remove this, as it
will defrost and evaporate automatically
with the warmth generated by the
appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
Freezer section
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer section
defrosts automatically.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated by the condenser from time
to time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer section to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the food
stored in the freezer section will not
defrost.
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Cleaning and care
In order to take care of the stainless
steel surfaces on the appliance, use
the Original Miele Care product for
stainless steel (available from Miele
or at www.miele.com.au).
This product contains substances
that are gentle to stainless steel
surfaces and, unlike stainless steel
cleaners, it does not contain
polishing agents. Soiling is gently
removed and each time the Original
Miele Care product for stainless
steel is used, it forms a protective
film against dirt and water.
To avoid damaging the outer
surfaces 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 cleaners,
– dishwasher cleaners,
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or the light.
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– dirt erasers,
Do not use a 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.
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– sharp metal scrapers.
Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
^ Switch off the appliance.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains. Switch off at the wall and
withdraw the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
^ Reconnect the stainless steel panel
to the butter and cheese
compartment in the reverse order
after cleaning.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
The following components are all
dishwasher safe:
^ The serving trays and containers in
the door can be removed from their
stainless steel frames for cleaning.
– butter dish, egg tray, ice cube tray,
freezer tray
(available depending on model)
To remove the stainless steel panel
from the lid of the butter and cheese
compartment, proceed as follows:
– serving trays and containers in the
door (without stainless steel frame)
^ Take out the entire butter and cheese
compartment.
– butter and cheese compartment
(without stainless steel panel)
^ Open the lid.
^ Disconnect the stainless steel panel
from the edge of one side of the lid
(1.) first.
^ Push the white plastic locating pins
out of the holes (2.).
The stainless steel frames and panel
in the door are not dishwasher safe.
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Plastic components may discolour in
the dishwasher if they come into
contact with natural dyes from foods
such as carrots, tomatoes and
tomato sauce.
This discolouration will not affect the
stability of the components.
^ Clean the shelves and drawers by
hand as they are not dishwasher
safe.
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Cleaning and care
^ 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. Remove
the PerfectFresh zone compartments.
^ The compartments in the
PerfectFresh zone are on telescopic
rails. These rails should only be
cleaned with a damp cloth.
When cleaning the appliance, be
careful not to wash the special
lubricant out of the telescopic rails.
^ After cleaning, wipe the outer casing,
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.
^ Remove any soiling on stainless steel
surfaces with the Original Miele Care
product for stainless steel.
^ Apply the Original Miele Care
product for stainless steel to stainless
steel panels and frames each time
you clean the appliance.
This will help to protect stainless steel
surfaces and prevent resoiling for a
period of time.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seals
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section.
^ Reconnect the appliance to the
electricity supply and switch it on.
^ Switch on the SuperFreeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly. The indicator light will come
on.
^ Once the freezer has reached the
required temperature, place the food
back in the freezer baskets and put
them back in the freezer.
^ Switch off SuperFreeze by touching
the SuperFreeze sensor when the
temperature in the freezer is a
constant -18 °C or colder.
The indicator light will go out.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
Repair work to electrical appliances
must 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 that
current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
Please note that a call-out charge
will be applied for unnecessary service visits where the problem could
have been rectified as described in
these operating instructions.
What to do if . . .
. . . the refrigerator or freezer section
does not become cold.
^ Check whether the respective section
is switched on. The relevant
temperature display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check whether the mains fuse has
tripped. If it has, contact Miele.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer is too cold.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The SuperFreeze function is still on
and the indicator light is illuminated.
The SuperFreeze function
automatically switches off after
approx. 30-60 hours.
^ The SuperCool function is still on and
the indicator light is illuminated.
The SuperCool function automatically
switches off after approx. 6 hours.
^ Check that the appliance doors are
closed properly.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been put in at the same time for
freezing?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature to
fall automatically.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
^ This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening.
Wait a few minutes and then try
again. It should now open without
force.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the compressor is switching on
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth at the bottom and in the
housing unit at the top have been
covered over or become too dusty.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the doors close properly.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed when less cooling is
required. In this case, the motor runs
for longer.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer is too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, raise the temperature of the
room.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the freezer to
become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
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. . . the alarm sounds.
Has the appliance door been open for
longer than 60 seconds?
^ Close the appliance door.
. . . the alarm sounds and the freezer
section temperature display flashes.
The temperature in the freezer section
has risen above the set temperature
because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been placed in the
appliance at once.
The alarm will stop and the temperature
display will light up constantly again as
soon as the temperature has dropped
down to the correct level again.
. . . bars light up or flash in the
temperature displays.
Check the temperature displays about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. Only temperatures within the
range the appliance can display will be
shown.
. . . one of the fault codes "F0" to
"F5" appears in one of the
temperature displays.
There is a fault. Call Miele.
. . . the SuperFreeze indicator light
and the temperature display are both
flashing at the same time.
There is a fault. Call Miele.
Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the SuperFreeze indicator light is
not illuminated even though the
appliance is running.
The indicator light doesn't work. Call
Miele.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
. . . "nA" appears in the freezer
section temperature display.
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the last couple of
days because of a power cut.
^ Touch the alarm off sensor whilst "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The alarm will stop and the
temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section during the power cut.
Check the condition of the food in the
freezer. If it has defrosted or started to
defrost, check that it is still safe to use
and, if so, use it as soon as possible.
Defrosted food may only be refrozen
after it has been cooked.
The warmest temperature will be
displayed for about 1 minute. The
display will then revert to showing the
current temperature in the freezer.
At the end of a power cut, the
appliance will start operating again at
the last temperature setting selected.
. . . the PerfectFresh compartment
doesn't click into position
automatically but remains slightly
open.
The self-closing mechanism has
disengaged and retracted.
^ Push the compartment in firmly until it
clicks into position.
The self-closing mechanism is now
operational and the compartment will
close by itself again.
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator section is not working.
Has the refrigerator door been left open
for too long? To avoid overheating, 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 does, then the
lighting is defective.
^ Call Miele.
The LED lighting may only be repaired
or changed by a service technician
because there are live parts under the
cover. Danger of injury and damage!
The cover must not be removed.
Should the cover be damaged or
removed due to damage, exercise
caution. Never look at the lighting
with optical instruments (magnifying
glass or similar).
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Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the floor of the refrigerator
section 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 Miele.
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 the fan inside the appliance.
Crack ...
A cracking sound can be heard when materials expand inside
the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under warranty, please contact:
– your Miele Chartered Agent
or
– Miele.
You will find the address and
telephone number of Miele on the
back cover of the manual.
When contacting your Chartered Agent
or Miele, please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
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 an AC single phase
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. The
fuse rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a suitable residual
current device (RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead or a plug adapter. Extension leads
do not guarantee the required safety of
the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
Do not connect the machine to an
inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. Solar
power.
When switched on, peak loads in the
system can cause the safety switch off
mechanism to be triggered. This can
damage the electronic unit.
The machine must not be used with
so-called Energy saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of
energy supplied to the machine,
causing it to overheat.
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Installation
To avoid a hazard due to instability
of the appliance, it must be installed
in accordance with these
instructions.
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.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures) and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
SN-ST
SN-T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
+10°C to +38°C
+10°C to +43°C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
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with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off or frozen food defrosting.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation.
A ventilation gap of at least 38 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate. The air
inlet to the appliance is via the plinth in
the refrigerator.
The cross-section of the air inlet and
outlet under the room ceiling must be at
least 200 cm2 to ensure that air can
circulate without hindrance. Otherwise
the appliance has to work harder,
resulting in an increase in electricity
consumption.
The air vents must not be covered or
blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Installation
Before installation
^ Before installation, remove the cover
strip, sealing strip and other
accessories from the appliance and
from the external rear wall of the
appliance.
^ On no account should the spacers
be removed from the back of the
appliance. These ensure the gap
required between the back of the
appliance and the wall is maintained.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
Does your old appliance have
a different hinging
mechanism?
If your old appliance had a different
type of hinging, the furniture door can
still be used. Remove the old hinges
from the housing unit. They are no
longer required because the furniture
door is now fitted to the appliance door.
All the necessary parts are supplied or
can be ordered from Miele.
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Remove the red transit bars a and
seal the resulting holes with the caps
b supplied.
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Building-in dimensions
KFN 9758 iD-3
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Freezer section height
Niche height
A
B
695
1772 - 1788
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.
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°.
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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.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
^ Unscrew fixing screws e completely,
and loosely screw them in at the top,
middle and bottom on the opposite
side of the appliance.
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the door opening too far:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a spanner.
^ Open both appliance doors.
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
To remove the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the doors with the outer side
downwards on a stable surface.
^ Remove covers a, b and c and
caps d with a screwdriver.
^ Slightly loosen fixing screws e at the
top, middle and bottom of the
appliance.
^ Push each of the doors outwards and
take them off their hinges.
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^ Using a screwdriver, carefully push
tension spring a outwards.
Warning. The soft-close mechanism
snaps shut when dismantled.
Danger of injury.
^ Unscrew mounting b and pull
soft-close mechanism c downwards
to remove it.
Changing the door hinging
^ Undo ball joint d using a spanner
and remove it.
^ Replace caps a in the vacant holes
on the opposite side.
^ Stand the appliance doors up one by
one, and slacken the hinges at the
front (the hinges remain open).
To secure the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the two doors with the outer
side downwards on a stable surface.
^ Screw ball joint d of soft-close
mechanism c into the new fixing
holes.
^ Push tension spring a inwards
again.
^ Remove caps a from the top and
bottom of each door (if the caps are
not in place, they will have been
supplied separately with the
appliance).
^ Screw mounting b onto the hinge
and tighten securely.
^ Open out soft-close mechanism c
and hook it onto ball joint d.
^ Remove screws b from all of the
hinges, and refit each hinge in its
diagonally opposite corner.
Do not close up the hinges. Danger
of injury.
^ Use a powered screwdriver to secure
the hinges; screws b are
self-tapping.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Hang the doors onto the pre-fitted
screws, and push the doors inwards.
^ Tighten the screws at the top, middle
and bottom securely.
^ Replace covers a, b and c.
^ Then replace caps d in the vacant
holes.
^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the doors
opening too far.
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Building in the appliance
Building into a peninsular run
All fitting instructions given are for a
right hand hinged appliance. If you
have converted the appliance to left
hand hinging you will need to adapt
these instructions accordingly.
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building-in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Aligning the housing unit
To install the appliance you will need
the following:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a hexagon spanner.
Weight of the furniture doors
Before fitting furniture doors, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
max.
weight
of upper
door in
kg
max.
weight
of lower
door in
kg
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The housing unit must be carefully
aligned using a spirit level before
installing the appliance. The unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the furniture door will not
align correctly with the 4 corners of the
appliance.
Fitting a door which is heavier than
the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
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Building in the appliance
Preparing the appliance
^ Push the appliance two-thirds of the
way into its niche.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
With 16 mm thick unit walls:
^ Slide cover strip a into the holder as
shown, with the bumps facing
downwards. The bumps will fit into
keyhole slots b.
^ Position the mains electricity cable so
that the appliance can be connected
easily once installed.
^ Clip spacers e onto the top hinges
and spacers f onto the bottom
hinges.
^ Secure fixing brackets c (supplied)
to the appliance doors by screwing a
hexagon screw d into the pre-drilled
holes.
(With large furniture doors, attach a
third pair of fixing brackets c in the
handle region of the doors).
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Building in the appliance
^ Open both appliance doors.
^ Fit cover k onto fixing bracket l.
^ Secure fixing bracket l to the
bottom of the appliance with screws
m (M5 x 15).
^ Using a screwdriver, remove cover
g from the top corner of the
appliance.
^ Fit cover h onto fixing bracket i.
^ Secure fixing bracket i to the top of
the appliance with screws j
(M5 x 15).
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from sealing strip n.
^ Apply the sealing strip to the side of
the appliance on which the door is
opened so that it is flush with the
front edge of the appliance.
Fit the sealing strip so that it meets
up with the lower edge of top cover
h and then cut the sealing strip
2 - 3 mm above bottom fixing bracket
l.
^ Push the appliance into the niche
until covers h and k touch the front
edge of the side walls of the housing
unit.
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Building in the appliance
Building in the appliance
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 and the covers will now
protrude by the dimension of the door
fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the doors are flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
– With 16 mm thick walls:
The spacers should touch the front
edge at the top and bottom of the
side walls of the housing unit, detail
a.
– With 19 mm thick walls:
The front edges of the top and
bottom hinges sit flush with the front
edge of the housing side walls, detail
b.
^ Make sure that the covers on the top
and bottom fixing brackets sit flush
with the front edges of the housing
unit side walls, detail d.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
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If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side wall the doors may
not shut properly.
This could lead to a build-up of ice
and condensation and also cause
operational faults.
^ Align the appliance height on both
sides by altering the adjustable feet
using the spanner supplied c.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Press the appliance against the
housing unit on the hinge side.
^ To fix the appliance to the housing
unit at the top and bottom, screw the
long 4 x 20 mm chip board screws a
into the hinges at the top and bottom.
^ Loosen screws b on the top and
bottom fixing brackets c.
^ Press fixing bracket c against the
side wall and tighten screws b.
^ Attach fixing bracket c to the
housing unit side wall with screws d.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
^ Break off the protruding end of top
cover e, turn the cover around and
fit it on top fixing bracket c.
^ Fit oblong cover f onto top fixing
bracket c.
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Building in the appliance
^ Break off the protruding end of
bottom cover e. It is no longer
required.
^ Fit angled cover g onto bottom fixing
bracket c.
^ Close the appliance doors.
Fitting the furniture doors
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door.
^ Hang fixing bracket d with the fitting
aids onto the inside of the furniture
door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ A gap of 8 mm a must be set
between the appliance door and the
central fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids b up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
^ Undo nuts c and take fixing bracket
d off together with the fitting aids.
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^ 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).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them f.
^ Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket g
for safe keeping.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance doors to the
furniture doors:
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts h.
^ Loosely attach nuts c 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 h with a screwdriver.
^ Tighten nuts c.
^ Drill fixing holes a in the furniture
doors and screw in the 4 x 14 mm
screws b.
Make sure the two metal edges are
alligned (Symbol II).
– Align depth Z on the furniture door:
Loosen screws c at the top of the
appliance door, and loosen the
hexagon-headed screw d at the
bottom of the fixing bracket. By
moving the furniture doors, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
doors and the front edge of the
housing unit.
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Building in the appliance
^ Replace top cover i, and snap it
into place.
^ Close both of the doors, and align
them with the neighbouring furniture
doors.
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
g with a screwdriver, tighten nuts a
on the appliance doors with ring
spanner f.
^ Cover strip h must be completely
hidden in the niche, and must not
protrude.
^ Tighten all screws again.
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^ Replace side covers j, making sure
they snap into place.
^ Replace side covers k, making sure
they snap into place.
Building in the appliance
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The doors must close properly.
– The doors must not touch the
housing unit.
– The seals at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
^ To double check place a torch in the
appliance and close the doors. 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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