Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 9122 Ui-1
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 265 210
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Information for dealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Demo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adjusting the door hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Weight of the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Positioning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Securing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Guide to the appliance
a On/Off button
b Temperature selector button
c Temperature display
f Freezer drawers
g Ventilation gaps
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d Super freeze button and
indicator light
e Alarm off button and
indicator light
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on installation,
safety, operation and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
The appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to store deep frozen food, to
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ The appliance can only be used by
people with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, if they are
supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it, for example to
play with the controls, to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
It could be dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, and does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything which
creates a spark,
~ Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that the
connection data on the data plate
corresponds to the voltage and
frequency of the household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension
lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed if
correctly earthed. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
observed and regularly tested and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
ship).
~ 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. And damage which may be
caused by cockroaches or other vermin
will not be covered by the guarantee.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer.
The very low temperature of the frozen
ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the
lips and tongue.
~ Do not refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible, as food soon loses
its nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the "use
by" date.
~ Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst. The user could be injured
and the appliance damaged.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach 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
Installation site
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Do not cover the ventilation gaps
and dust them regularly.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat
which is approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degree
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C .
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when the
appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when necessary Frequent opening of the door for
and for as short a time as possible. long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
Searching for an item will mean the
door is open for longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Hot food will cause the compressor
to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of
liquids will cause a loss of coldness
in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator
to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick (maximum)
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
Cleaning
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature display goes out.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
All the displays will go out and the
cooling system will switch off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ Press the On/Off button.
The temperature display and the alarm
off indicator light will flash until the
freezer has cooled down to the correct
temperature for freezing.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the
appliance, allow it to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Do not place food in the appliance
until the temperature is at least
-18°C.
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^ disconnect it from the mains.
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
Setting the temperature
^ Press the temperature button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the temperature you want lights up in
the display.
The temperature value will change until
the setting for -32 °C is reached. It will
then go back to the -15 °C setting.
The temperature can be set slightly
colder within the displayed temperature
(e.g. between -15°C and -18°C).
^ Press the temperature button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
-15 °C lights up in the display.
^ Press it again for approx. 5 seconds
to set the temperature below -15°C.
The colder temperature setting within
the small temperature range is now set.
However, this is not visible in the
temperature display.
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
– 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.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
The temperature can be adjusted from:
-15 °C to -32 °C
The temperature display will flash if
– the temperature in the appliance is
not within the possible temperature
range,
– 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.
However, if the temperature in the
freezer 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.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed and to avoid energy being
wasted if the door is left open.
Switching the alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Temperature alarm
If the freezer temperature becomes
too warm, an alarm will sound and the
freezer temperature display and the
alarm off indicator light will flash.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
The temperature display and the
alarm off indicator light will continue
to flash until the set temperature has
been reached. Once the set
temperature has been reached, the
temperature display will light up
constantly and the alarm off indicator
will go out. The alarm system is then
ready should it be needed again.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display and the alarm off
indicator light will flash, for example,
– 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.
– in the event of a power cut.
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the freezer, the alarm
switches off and the temperature
display and the alarm off indicator light
stop flashing and light up constantly.
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Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Switching off Super freeze
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 65 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
To save energy, the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
You should also check the temperature
inside the appliance from time to time.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will go
out, and the appliance will continue
to operate at normal power.
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
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells, which
then shrink.
During the defrosting process, only
some of this water is reabsorbed by the
cells; the rest collects around the food.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid around the food.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– and the temperature at which the
frozen food is being stored in the
shop. The length of time it can be
kept is reduced if it has been stored
at a temperature warmer than -18 °C.
^ Buy frozen food once you have
finished the rest of your shopping,
and wrap it in newspaper or use a
cool bag or cool box to transport it.
^ Store it in the freezer as soon as
possible.
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.
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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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 food or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
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lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw, and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packaging
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packaging material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packaging material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer compartment to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing the maximum amount
(see data plate)
^ Remove the lower freezer drawers.
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the appliance or in contact with the
interior side walls so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as
possible.
Once frozen:
^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawers and push them back into the
appliance.
– 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.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully lift and slide out the glass
cold plates.
– Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the lower freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
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Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
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.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep
other food cold),
Ice cubes
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while
defrosting. Catch the liquid and
dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables
due to changes in the cell structure.
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^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it in the bottom of
one of the drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
Do not store cans or bottles containing
carbonated drinks or liquids which
could freeze in the freezer. The cans or
bottles could explode.
When cooling non-carbonated drinks
quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles
are not left in for more than one hour,
otherwise they could burst.
Defrosting
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer section, e.g. on the internal
walls. How much ice and frost
accumulates in the appliance will
depend on the following factors:
– The appliance door has been
opened frequently or left open for a
while.
– A large quantity of fresh food has
been placed in the freezer at once.
– There has been an increase in the
humidity in the room.
Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in
certain circumstances can prevent the
door from closing properly. Too thick a
layer of ice reduces efficiency and
increases energy consumption.
^ The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated.
Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
approx.1 day before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box, or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers from
the freezer.
The best time to defrost the freezer is
when:
– there is very little food or no food left
in the freezer,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
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Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process. Steam could reach
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers as they might contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Leave the freezer door open.
To speed up defrosting, two bowls of
hot water (not boiling), with plates
underneath them, can be placed in the
appliance. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water.
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After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly. The indicator light will come
on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, slide the glass cold
plates back into the freezer, then
replace the food in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer.
^ When the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder press
the Super freeze button to switch the
Super freeze function off.
The indicator light will go out.
Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
ventilation gaps.
^ Switch the appliance off.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ Defrost the freezer.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
The ice cube tray (depending on model) is dishwasher safe.
The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such
as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
^ Clean the drawers and glass cold
plates by hand. They are not suitable
for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Close the door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ Switch the Super freeze function off.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
. . . 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 it from opening. Wait a few
minutes and then try again. It should
now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cold.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted into the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, there could be a
fault with the freezer, the household
electricity supply or another
appliance.
Contact a qualified electrician or the
Miele Service department.
. . . the appliance does not get cool
although the temperature display is
lit up.
Demo mode has been activated. This
allows the appliance to be displayed in
the showroom without the cooling
system being switched on. Do not
activate this setting for domestic use!
^ Deactivate Demo mode (see
"Information for dealers - Demo
mode").
^ The Super freeze function is still
switched on. The Super freeze
function switches itself off
automatically after approx. 65 hours.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth have been covered over or
become dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer. If it
has, then the freezer will need
defrosting.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
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Problem solving guide
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light flashes.
The temperature in the freezer is too
warm, because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently.
^ a large amount of fresh frood has been
put in at once for freezing without
switching on the Super freeze function.
^ There has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
The alarm will stop and the indicator
light will go out when the temperature
has reached the correct level again.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
and the temperature display are both
flashing at the same time.
^ There is a fault. Call Miele Service.
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If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Information for dealers
Demo mode
To deactivate Demo mode
The appliance can be demonstrated in
the showroom or at exhibitions in
"Demo mode". In this mode the controls
and interior lighting are functioning but
the compressor remains switched off.
^ Press the On/Off button.
To activate Demo mode
^ Press the On/Off button.
The appliance is now switched on.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature button at the same time
for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light will
start flashing, and the -25 °C field will
light up in the temperature display.
The appliance is now switched on.
^ Press the On/Off button and the
Temperature button at the same time
for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light will
start flashing, and the -25 °C field will
flash in the temperature display.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The -25 °C field will light up in the
temperature display.
Demo mode has now been
deactivated.
^ Press the Super freeze button.
The -25 °C field will start flashing in the
temperature display.
Demo mode is now active.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Location
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Side-by-side installation
The left side of this appliance has side
wall heating making it suitable for
installing next to a refrigerator. Each
appliance must be built-under into a
separate niche. The freezer must be
installed on the right-hand side of the
refrigerator.
Your dealer will be able to advise
you on which models are suitable.
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. The room
temperature should not go above or
below the climate range for which the
appliance is designed. The higher the
ambient temperature of the room, the
more energy the appliance requires to
operate.
Climate range
This appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
Before installing the appliance
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. It is very important for the
cooling system of the appliance to have
adequate ventilation.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
Ventilation into and out of the
appliance is through the appliance
plinth. The plinth must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
The cross-sectional area for
ventilation in the plinth must be
dusted on a regular basis.
^ Remove the red transport fixing a,
and use the stopper supplied b to
plug the empty hole.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
Plinth height B depends on the building
under height:
With a niche height of 820 mm the
plinth height is 100 - 170 mm.
The plinth height will be dictated by the
height of the furniture front.
With a building under height of
870 mm the plinth height is
150 - 220 mm. In this case, the plinth
height may be dictated by the
adjustable feet under the appliance as
well as the height of the furniture front.
A = Niche height
B = Height of furniture plinth facing
C = Furniture front height
D = Height of furniture plinth facing
trimmed to size around the
appliance
A
B
C
D
820 mm
100 mm
716 mm
100 mm
820 mm
170 mm
646 mm
100 mm
870 mm
150 mm
716 mm
150 mm
870 mm
220 mm
646 mm
150 mm
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Adjusting the door hinges
The door hinges are set ex-works to
enable the doors to be opened wide.
However, if the opening angle of the
door needs to be limited for any reason,
the hinges 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
Appliance door
Do not change the door hinging if
this appliance is to be installed
"side-by-side" with another
appliance. Each appliance must be
built-under into a separate niche
and the freezer must be installed on
the right-hand side of the
refrigerator.
^ Open the door.
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:
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx ®screwdrivers:
Torx® 15, 20, 25.
^ Remove covers a, b and c with a
flat-bladed screwdriver.
^ Loosen fixing screws d slightly.
^ Slide the door outwards, lift it off e
and place it to one side.
^ Now remove fixing screws d and
screw them loosely into position at
the top e and the bottom f on the
opposite side
Use a power screwdriver to secure
the hinges - the screws are
self-tapping.
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Changing the door hinging
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the door opening too far:
^ Stand the appliance door up, and
loosen the hinges at the front (the
hinges remain open).
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
To remove the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the door with the outer side
downwards on a stable surface.
^ Remove screws a, and use stoppers
supplied c to plug the empty holes.
Do not close up the hinges. Danger
of injury.
^ 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.
^ Undo ball joint d using a spanner
and remove it.
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^ Refit the hinges on the diagonally
opposite side of the door b.
Use a power screwdriver to secure
the hinges - screws a are
self-tapping.
Changing the door hinging
To secure the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the door with the outer side
downwards on a stable surface.
^ Screw ball joint d of soft-close
mechanism c into the new fixing
holes.
^ Refit the door onto the pre-fitted
screws, and then tighten the screws.
^ Replace covers a, b and c.
^ Push tension spring a inwards
again.
^ Screw mounting b onto the hinge
and tighten securely.
^ Open out soft-close mechanism c
and hook it onto ball joint d.
^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the door
opening too far.
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Building in the appliance
Weight of the furniture door
Before fitting a furniture door, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
F 9122 Ui-1
To install the appliance you will need
the following tools:
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx ®screwdrivers:
Torx® 15 and 25,
Maximum weight of
furniture door in kg
– a hexagon spanner,
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– an allen key.
Positioning the appliance
Fitting a door front which is heavier
than the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
Before pushing the appliance into
the niche loosen the two rear feet by
a half turn. This makes it easier to
adjust the feet later on (see "Aligning
the appliance").
The feet should be almost fully
screwed in when you push the
appliance into the niche. Otherwise
the feet could break off. Risk of
damage.
Make sure that the electricity cable
does not become trapped as you
push the appliance into its niche.
Make sure that the electrical socket
is easily accessible.
To avoid damaging the surface of
flooring which is susceptible to
scratching, take great care when
pushing the appliance into its niche.
^ Position the mains electricity cable so
that the appliance can be connected
easily, once installed.
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Building in the appliance
^ Push the appliance into its
building-under niche.
^ Align the appliance so that the front
edges of the hinges at the top and
bottom are flush with the front edge
of the housing unit side wall.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc) the dimension of
these must be taken into account when
making sure there is a gap all round of
42 mm.
^ Pull the appliance forwards by the
dimension of the door fitting to keep
the gap at 42 mm all round.
The hinges will now protrude by the
dimension of the door fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the door is flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side walls the door may
not shut properly.
This could lead to a build-up of ice
and condensation and also cause
operational faults.
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Building in the appliance
Aligning the appliance
^ Hold the plinth facing at the side and
pull it forwards and off.
With a building-under height of
820 mm the adjustable feet must not
be extended.
With a building-under height of more
than 820 mm the feet must be
extended. For example, with a
building-under height of 870 mm, the
feet must be extended by approx. 50
mm.
^ Adjust the feet according to the
height of the niche and make sure
the appliance is level.
^ Use an allen key to unscrew both
front feet.
As soon as the feet have been
unscrewed slightly, you can also
adjust them with a screwdriver at the
bottom of the foot (see small
illustration above).
The appliance should be aligned so
that it fits fairly tightly between the
floor and the worktop.
Proceed as follows:
^ Insert the piece of foam rubber
supplied a. Important. This ensures
a separated air flow and prevents
malfunctioning.
^ Adjust both rear feet using
appropriate screws a at the front
right and left in the appliance plinth.
Use a 7 mm flat-bladed screwdriver
to do so.
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^ Refit the plinth facing and pull it
forwards until the ventilation slats are
in alignment with the neighbouring
furniture plinths.
^ Hold the plinth facing securely and
attach it on the right and left using
the bolts supplied b.
Building in the appliance
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered over.
Securing the appliance in the
niche
A fitting kit for securing the
appliance at the sides when building
it under a granite worktop is
available from Miele.
If there is a continuous plinth in the
kitchen, a ventilation gap will need to
be made in the plinth for the appliance:
Building-under
height
Dimension D
820 mm
870 mm
100 mm
150 mm
^ Use chipboard screws (4 x 19 mm) to
secure the appliance to the worktop
through the mounting plate, as
shown.
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Building in the appliance
Fitting a furniture door
Ensure that the plinth facing is
replaced correctly.
^ Using a 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.
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^ A gap of 8 mm must be maintained
between the appliance door and the
fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids a up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
^ Undo nuts b, and take fixing bracket
c off together with the fitting aids.
Building in the appliance
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door.
^ Hang the fixing bracket with fitting
aids a onto the inside of the
furniture door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws b. (On cassette
doors only use 4 screws on the
edges).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them c.
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts a.
^ Loosely attach nuts b on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments X are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments Y by turning adjusting
bolts a with a screwdriver.
^ Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket d.
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Building in the appliance
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
b with a screwdriver, tighten nuts a
at the top of the appliance door.
^ Attach the appliance door and the
furniture door using screws through
fixing brackets a:
– Drill holes in the furniture door (mark
the position of the holes first).
– Screw in the short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws b.
^ Align depth "Z" on the furniture door:
Loosen the screws in the long slots at
the top c and bottom d of the
appliance door. By moving the
furniture door, create a gap of 2 mm
between the furniture door and the
front edge of the niche. Align it to
match the neighbouring furniture
doors.
^ Close the door and align it with
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Tighten all screws again.
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Building in the appliance
^ Push tension spring a inwards
again.
^ Screw mounting b onto the hinge
and tighten securely.
^ Place the cover in position.
^ Open out soft-close mechanism c
and hook it onto ball joint d.
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The door must close properly.
– The door must not touch the furniture
carcase.
– The seal at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
To double check, place a torch in the
appliance and close the door.
Turn the lights out in the room. If you
can see any light shining out from the
sides double check the installation.
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