Operating and installation instructions
Under counter wine cooler
KWT 4154 UG-1
en - CA
To prevent accidents and machine damage
read these instructions before
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 06 873 220
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Optimum temperature and humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Isolation shelf for thermal separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Humidity level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling) button m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turning off Dynamic Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Air exchange through the activate charcoal filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Interior lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on the interior lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjusting the brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storing wine bottles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Wooden shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Descriptive labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turning the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning the interior, door and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ventilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Contents
Problem-solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Under-counter installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Preparing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fitting the appliance into place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using the appliance, follow basic
safety precautions, including the
following:
Read all instructions before installation
and use to prevent accidents and
machine damage.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only. Use only as
described in this Operating manual.
Only use the appliance for its
intended purpose. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for
damages caused by improper use
of this appliance.
This appliance complies with current
safety requirements. Improper use
of the appliance can lead to
personal injury and material
damage.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
Warning: At an altitude of more than
5900 ft (1500 m) the glass door can
break. Danger of injuries.
Electrical safety
~ Before installation, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This data
must correspond to prevent injury and
machine damage. Consult a qualified
electrician if in doubt.
~ Before installation or service,
disconnect the power supply to the
work area by unplugging the unit,
"tripping" the circuit breaker or
removing the fuse.
~ Do not use an extension cord to
connect this appliance to electricity.
Extension cords do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance
(e.g., danger of overheating).
~ Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician. To guarantee the
electrical safety of this appliance
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective grounding
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement be met. If there is
any doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for damages caused
by the lack, or inadequacy, of an
effective grounding system.
~ Only connect power to the
appliance when all installation work is
complete.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation
This appliance is top-heavy and
must be secured to prevent the
possibility of tipping forward.
Keep the door closed until the
appliance is completely installed
and secured per installation
instructions.
~ This appliance must be installed
and connected in compliance with the
installation instructions.
~ Installation and repair work should
be performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and may
void the warranty.
~ Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, or if the
appliance has been damaged in any
manner. Contact Miele’s Technical Service Department.
~ This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as recreational
vehicles or aircraft.
~ Do not install the appliance in a
room with too low an ambient
temperature, e.g., a garage, as this
may lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
Use
~ Persons who lack physical, sensory
or mental abilities, or experience with
the machine should not use it without
supervision or instruction by a
responsible person.
~ To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in, on or near the
appliance, especially in the door hinge
area.
~ Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the 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.
~ Never use a steam cleaner to clean
the appliance. Pressurized steam could
damage electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
~ Do not use any electrical equipment
inside the appliance. Danger of injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
~ Take off the doors.
~ Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
~ Consult with your municipal policy
on recycling.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework while awaiting disposal
by:
puncturing the refrigerant
channels in the evaporator.
bending any pipework.
scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
~ Your old refrigerator may have a
cooling system that used CFC's
(chlorofluorocarbons). CFC's are
believed to harm stratospheric ozone.
If you intentionally release this CFC
refrigerant, you can be subject to fines
and imprisonment under provisions of
environmental legislation. Make sure the
CFC refrigerant is removed and disposed
of by a qualified technician.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these
Important Safety instructions.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Description of the appliance
a On/Off button
e Safety lock indicator light
b Temperature display for upper zone
f Alarm Off button
c Temperature selector buttons for
upper zone
(+ for warmer; - for colder)
g Temperature display for lower zone
d Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button and indicator light
h Temperature selector buttons for
upper zone
(+ for warmer; - for colder)
i Interior lighting button and indicator
light
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Description of the appliance
a Interior lighting
b Isolation shelf for thermal separation
c Wooden shelf with decorative strip for descriptive labels
d Active charcoal filter
e Condensate channel and
drain hole
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing materials
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing
materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
Old appliances contain materials that
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling center about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
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!
Before discarding an old appliance,
disconnect it from the gas and
electrical supply and cut off the power
cord to prevent it from becoming a
hazard.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Turning the appliance off
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
a little dishwashing liquid, then dry
with a soft cloth.
^ Press the On/Off button until the
temperature displays go out.
To ensure that the appliance
functions correctly, let it stand for 30
minutes to 1 hour once it has been
transported to its final location, and
before connecting it to the power
supply.
Turning the appliance on
^ Press the On/Off button so that the
temperature displays light up.
The alarm will sound. The appliance
starts to cool down, and the interior
lighting will come on when the door is
opened.
Switching off the alarm
The cooling system switches off. (If this
does not happen, the safety lock is still
activated).
Safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance from being
switched off inadvertently.
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
^ Press and hold the constant humidity
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The constant humidity indicator light will
flash, and a ; will flash in the
right-hand temperature display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
; will light up in the display.
^ Press the Alarm Off button.
The alarm will stop. The temperature
displays will continue to flash until the
set temperatures have been reached.
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^ You can now choose between ; 0
and ; 1 by pressing the left-hand
temperature selector buttons:
0: the safety lock is de-activated,
1: the safety lock is activated.
Switching on and off
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
The safety lock indicator light X will
light up when the safety lock has been
activated.
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of setting mode. If you do not do this,
the appliance will automatically
switch over to normal operation after
a few minutes.
Turning off for longer periods
of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time (for example,
during a vacation) some precautions
should be taken.
^ Turn the appliance off at the main
switch.
^ Unplug the appliance.
^ Clean the interior.
^ Leave the doors open to prevent
odors.
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Optimum temperature and humidity
Wine will continue to mature depending
on the surrounding conditions. The
length of time which wine can be kept
in good condition will therefore depend
not only on the temperature but also on
the air quality.
Temperature
Wine can be stored at a temperature
between 5°C and 18°C (41°F - 64°F).
The optimum temperature is approx.
10-12°C (50°F - 54°F). Most white wines
are palatable at this temperature. It is
best to take red wine out of the
appliance about two hours before
drinking. Open the wine to allow it to
breathe so the aroma can develop.
After two hours, red wine will be at the
correct temperature for drinking.
If wine is stored at a temperature above
22°C (72°F) it will mature too quickly.
By contrast, wine should not be stored
below 5°C (41°F) for a long period of
time, as it will not mature fully at this low
temperature.
Fluctuations in temperature put wine
under stress and interrupt the maturing
process. Therefore, it is very important
to maintain a constant temperature.
Safety features
A thermostat in the wine cooler
prevents the temperature from falling
too low. Internal heating automatically
switches on as needed, to keep the
temperature inside as constant as
possible.
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Isolation shelf for thermal separation
The appliance has a fixed isolation
shelf, which divides the cabinet into two
zones. The temperature for each zone
can be set separately, so that different
wines (red and white) can be stored at
their ideal temperature.
Setting the temperature
The temperatures are set using the two
buttons under the temperature
displays.
Press the
+ button: to set the temperature
warmer
- button: to set the temperature colder
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When pressing the buttons, the
following information appears in the
display:
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C increments.
– Holding the button adjusts the
temperature continually.
Optimum temperature and humidity
Approx. 5 seconds after releasing the
button, the current temperature inside
the applicable zone will be
automatically shown.
The two temperature zones are cooled
alternately, which means that
(depending on the quantity of wine
being stored) it can take several hours
for the required temperature to be
reached, and for the temperature
display to adjust. If, after this time, the
temperature is still too high or too low,
you will need to adjust it again.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted from
5°C to 18°C (41°F - 64°F).
Temperature display
During normal operation, the
temperature displays on the control
panel show the temperatures inside the
appliance.
The temperature display will flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in one of the zones
deviates by more than 5 °C from the
set temperature.
Temperature display brightness
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible.
You can adjust the brightness of the
temperature display as follows (both
temperature displays will be adjusted
together):
^ Press and hold in the constant
humidity button for approx. 5
seconds.
The constant humidity indicator light will
flash, and a ; will flash in the
right-hand temperature display.
^ Repeatedly press one of the left-hand
temperature selector buttons for the
upper zone until:
^ appears in the display.
^ Press the constant humidity button
again.
^ lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the brightness
level by pressing the temperature
selector buttons for the upper zone.
You can choose from settings 1 to 5:
1: lowest setting,
5: brightest setting.
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Optimum temperature and humidity
^ Press the constant humidity button to
save the setting.
^ Press the On/Off button to come out
of the setting mode. If you do not do
this, the appliance will automatically
switch over to normal operation after
a few minutes.
Humidity level
In a conventional refrigerator, the
humidity levels are too low for storing
wines. High humidity levels (60 - 70 %)
are very important for the storage of
wine, so that the corks remain moist.
Under low humidity, the corks dry out
from the outside and can no longer seal
the bottles properly. This is why wine
bottles should always be stored lying
down, so that the wine can keep the
corks moistened from within. If air
enters the bottle, a wine will inevitably
spoil.
Tip: Wine bottles should stand
upright for at least two hours before
serving, or, better still whole day
long, to enable deposits to settle to
the bottom of the bottle.
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Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling)
button m
This setting enables the relative
humidity (and temperature) inside the
wine cooler to be distributed evenly
throughout the interior, so that you can
store all your wine under exactly the
same excellent conditions.
Turning on Dynamic Cooling
If you would like to use the wine cooler
to store wine for the long term, the
constant humidity setting should be
activated. This will create a continuous
climate inside the appliance, imitating
that of a wine cellar.
^ Press the constant humidity button
m. The indicator light will come on.
Even if this setting has not been
activated, the fan in the appliance
will come on automatically when the
cooling system switches on, to
ensure your wine is kept in the
optimum climate.
The fan automatically switches off
when the door is open.
Optimum temperature and humidity
Turning off Dynamic Cooling
Because the appliance uses more
energy when this setting is switched on,
it should not be left on all the time.
^ To turn off the setting, press the
constant humidity button m. The
indicator light will go out.
Air exchange through the activate
charcoal filter
External air passes through the filter
before entering the unit.
The active charcoal filter ensures that
only clean, odor-free air enters the unit,
creating additional protection against
odor contamination.
The filter will need to be changed
periodically, or when odors are
present in the unit. See "Cleaning
and Care - Active charcoal filter" for
more information.
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Interior lighting
There is lighting in both the upper and
lower zones of the wine cooler, so that
both zones can be lit up.
Do NOT remove the lamp covers!
Should the covers become
damaged and need to be removed,
exercise caution. There are lasers
in the lighting (laser beam class
1M), which you should avoid looking
at directly!
Switching on the interior lighting
Generally, wine should be stored in
dark conditions. However, the interior
lighting can be switched on to enable
you to see the wine stored in the wine
cooler.
^ Press the interior lighting button.
Both lights are turned on or off
simultaneously.
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Adjusting the brightness
The brightness of the interior lighting
can be adjusted.
^ Press and hold the interior lighting
button.
^ At the same time, press the
right-hand temperature selector
buttons for the lower zone.
Press the
+ button: to dim the lighting
- button: to make the lighting
brighter
Storing wine bottles
Any vibration or movement of a wine
bottle can interrupt the natural
breathing process of the wine, which
affects the taste.
As much as possible, store bottles of
the same type of wine beside each
other on the same shelf. Removing a
bottle of one type will then leave the
other types undisturbed, and this will
avoid the need to move different bottles
around.
Descriptive labels
Use the labels supplied to identify your
wine quickly and easily. Insert the
labels into the metal holders at the front
of the shelves from above.
Additional labels can be obtained from
Miele.
Capacity
Approx. 38 Bordeaux bottles (0.75 l)
can be stored:
– 15 in the upper zone
– 23 in the lower zone
Wooden shelves
The wooden shelves are on runners,
and can be pulled out to make it easier
to store and remove bottles.
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Alarm
The appliance is equipped with an
alarm system to ensure that the
temperature does not rise or fall
unnoticed and impair the wine.
Temperature alarm
An alarm will sound if the temperature
in one of the zones rises or falls outside
the set temperature range. The
temperature display for the affected
zone(s) will flash while the alarm
sounds.
The set temperature determines which
temperatures will trigger the alarm.
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be turned on
manually.
Turning the alarm off early
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the appliance, the alarm
stops and the relevant temperature
display shows a continuous light.
However, if the noise disturbs you, you
can turn the alarm off early if you wish.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display will flash:
– when you switch the appliance on, if
the temperature inside the appliance
is very different from the set
temperature.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Door alarm
If the door has been 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 relevant
temperature display continues to
flash until the set temperature has
been reached. The display then
shows a continuous light, and the
alarm system becomes fully active
again.
Defrosting
Over time, condensate and frost can
build up on the back wall of the
appliance. These are automatically
defrosted and removed by the
appliance.
The condensate is drained away
through a channel and drain hole into
an evaporation system at the back of
the appliance.
It is important to ensure that the
condensate channel and drain hole
are never blocked, so that
condensate can flow away
unobstructed.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, disconnect the appliance
from the power supply by shutting
off the power main, tripping the
circuit breaker or unplugging the
power cord before maintenance.
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda (sodium
carbonate), acids or chemical
solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matte areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
lighting.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel or drain hole when
cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaning
equipment 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 that will be
required in the event of a Service
call.
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^ Unplug the appliance from the
socket.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
Cleaning the interior, door and
accessories
Use a mild solution of warm water and
liquid dish soap. All accessories and
shelves should be hand-washed only.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar
item to clear the drain if necessary.
^ After washing, wipe down the interior
and accessories with a clean wet
cloth, then dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the appliance doors open for a
short time, so the moisture can
evaporate Clean the appliance door
with a proprietary glass cleaner.
Ventilation slits
^ The ventilation slits should be
cleaned regularly with a brush or
vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust
will increase the energy consumption
of the appliance.
Cleaning and care
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves in the appliance.
^ Insert the plug in the power outlet
and turn the appliance back on.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, then wiped
dry with a soft cloth.
Active charcoal filter
Replace the active charcoal filters with
new ones once a year. These are
available from Miele.
^ Turn the filters 90° clockwise or
counter-clockwise.
^ Remove the filters.
^ Insert the new filters with the handle
in the vertical position.
^ Turn the filters 90° clockwise or
counter-clockwise until they click into
position.
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Problem-solving guide
Repairs should only be carried out
by a qualified and trained person in
strict accordance with local and
national safety regulations.
Unauthorized repairs could cause
personal injury or machine damage
and may void the warranty.
With the aid of the following guide
minor problems can be corrected
without a service call.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been turned on. The temperature
display must be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the power outlet.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and has not been tripped. Reset the
cicrcuit breaker.
. . . the appliance is kicking on too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation slits
are covered or dusty.
^ The appliance door has been
opened too frequently.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
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. . . the alarm sounds and the
temperature display flashes.
^ Has the appliance door been open
for longer than 60 seconds?
If not, then the temperature is above or
below the set temperature. Possible
reasons:
^ The appliance door has been
opened too frequently.
^ the ventilation slits are covered.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
Once the problem has been resolved
the temperature display will light up
continuously, and the alarm will stop.
. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the
temperature display.
Only temperatures within the range that
the appliance can display will be
shown. If the temperature is not within
this range, a bar will be displayed
instead.
. . . "F0" or "F1" appears in the
temperature display.
There is a fault. Contat MieleCare.
. . . you cannot turn the appliance off.
The safety lock has been activated.
Problem-solving guide
. . . the interior light is not working.
Contact MieleCare.
If, after following these suggestions,
you still cannot remedy the fault,
please contact MieleCare.
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
may get louder for brief periods, whenever the motor kicks in.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds occur whenever the thermostat switches the
motor on or off.
Sssrrrrr....
In multi-zone and frost-free appliances, the movement of air
circulating through the appliance can sometimes just barely be
heard.
Please bear in mind that a certain amount of noise is unavoidable (from the
compressor, and the coolant circulating through the system).
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Balance the appliance using a level,
and by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance, or placing something underneath them.
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.
Bottles or containers are 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 service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department at
the address on the back of this booklet.
When contacting the Technical Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance
given on the data plate inside the
appliance.
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Installation instructions
To prevent accidents
and machine damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
Electrical connection
,Avoid the risk of electrical shock
- Plug into a grounded 3-prong
outlet.
- Do not move the ground plug.
- Do not use an adapter.
- Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
Improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor
may result in electric shock. If you
are in any doubt as to whether the
appliance has been properly
grounded, have the appliance
checked by a qualified electrician or
service technician.
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer will
not be held responsible for damage
or injury arising from unauthorized
work.
Before installing the appliance,
verify that the voltage, load and
circuit rating information found on
the data plate match the household
electrical supply.
If there are any questions regarding the
electrical connection of this appliance
to the power supply, please consult a
licensed electrician or call the Miele
Technical Service.
V1-800-565-6435
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The appliance comes with a UL-listed,
3-wire power supply cord.
The appliance requires a 3-wire
receptacle.
The receptacle must be installed by a
licensed electrician only.
In the case of side-by-side installations,
a separate outlet must be used for each
appliance. Ideally, the power outlet
should be next to the appliance and
easily accessible. Do not connect the
appliance to the power supply by an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (danger of overheating).
If any changes are needed to the
household wiring or power supply, this
work must be performed by a qualified
electrician.
Installation
This appliance must be built in;
otherwise it could tip over.
To ensure that the appliance
functions correctly in tropical
climates where the ambient
temperature exceeds 38°C and air
humidity levels exceed 70%, the
appliance MUST be used in a
climate-controlled room.
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.
The appliance should not be installed
where it will be 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
+18°C to +38°C
+18°C to +43°C
+10°C to +38°C
+10°C to +43°C
If the appliance is used in a room that is
too cold, the cooling system will switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise,
with the risk of affecting the wine stored
there.
Ventilation
The air at the back of the appliance
gets warm. The appliance housing unit
must be constructed to allow sufficient
space for ventilation.
The air intake and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Before building in, remove all
accessories from the appliance.
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrances.
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Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand door hinging is
required, follow the instructions below.
^ Unscrew the top hinge plate e, turn
it around, and refit it on the opposite
side.
^ Close the door, and unscrew the top
hinge pin from the door a.
^ Unscrew the door stay b from
underneath the door.
^ Tip the door forward slightly c, and
lift it up and off d.
^ Unscrew the lower hinge plate f.
^ Remove the hinge pin g, and
replace it in the hinge plate from
underneath. Ensure that the spacer
on which the hinge pin sits is
correctly positioned.
^ Turn the hinge plate around, and refit
it on the opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Swap over the plug h and the hinge
pin guide i in the top of the door.
^ Hang the door on the lower hinge pin
j, and close the door k.
^ Refit the top hinge pin l through the
hinge pin plate into the door.
^ Refit the door stay m underneath the
appliance by securing one screw into
the appliance door and another
through the plastic part of the hinge
pin plate.
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Under-counter installation
Appliance dimensions
Preparing the appliance
^ With two people, carefully tip the
appliance backward.
^ Attach the supplied trim panel a
below the appliance, and loosely
tighten the screws b.
* The overall height can be increased by 2
inches (50 mm) by adjusting the feet.
Adjustments
^ Use the flat wrench provided to
adjust the feet as needed, so that the
appliance fits the countertop height.
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^ Arrange the trim panel a over the
long holes in the appliance door
recess.
^ Tighten the screws b all the way
down onto the trim panel a.
Under-counter installation
Fitting the appliance into place
^ Slide the appliance into the
installation area.
Ensure that the power cord does not
get caught.
Make sure the power socket remains
accessible.
^ Using the attachment strip and
screws, fit the appliance into place.
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