Operating and installation instructions Frost

Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
with ice/water dispenser
F 1471 Vi
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, HK,
M.-Nr. 09 157 540
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Further settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting the temperature in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature and door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Arranging the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Top shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Moving the door basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Freezer baskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ice/water dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switching on the ice/water dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rinsing the pipework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switching on the ice/water dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Chilled water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Ice cubes and crushed ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Contents
Switching off the ice/water
dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Settings mode for ice/water dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Before cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Ice cube container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Drip tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Problem solving guide . . ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Water filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Reminder to change the water filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
To change the water filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
To confirm that the water filter has been changed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using an external water filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Mains water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Notes on connecting to the mains water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Preparing for plumbing the appliance into the mains water supply . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Fitting the stainless steel hose to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Installation advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Adjoining furniture/units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Side-by-side installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 115°) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Laying the electrical cabling and the pipework for the mains water supply . . . . . 62
Door front dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Contents
Tools and accessories required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Weight of the door front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Building-in at the end of a run of units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Aligning the housing unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Checking the building-in niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Preparing the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Installation accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Anti-tipping mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
An alternative anti-tipping mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Placing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Securing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Preparing the furniture front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Securing and aligning the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Securing the covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Fitting the plinth facing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Fitting the air separator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Aligning the ice/water dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Securing the ice/water dispenser frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Description of the appliance
Control panel for the freezer
a Access sensor
b Sensor for selecting the temperature
in the freezer
(X for colder; Y for warmer)
c On/Off sensor for the Super freeze
function
d On/off sensor for the
ice/water dispenser
e Sensor for switching off the
temperature or door alarm
(only visible when the alarm is
sounding)
f Reminder to change the water filter
Control panel for the ice/water
dispenser
a On/Off sensor for the lighting
d Sensor for crushed ice
b Chilled water sensor
e On/Off sensor for the system lock
c Ice cube sensor
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Description of the appliance
a Interior lighting
b Door basket
c Ice cube maker
d Ice cube container
e Adjustable shelf
f Control panel for the freezer
g Rocker switch for switching the
whole appliance on and off
h Freezer baskets
i Water filter
j Ice/water dispenser in the door
k Control panel for the ice/water
dispenser
l Dispensing spout for ice/water
m Drip tray cover with grille underneath
it.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
~ This appliance is not designed for
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.
– Shops
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future owner.
,Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open. Keep the appliance door shut
until the appliance has been built in
and secured in its housing in
accordance with these operating
and installation instructions.
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commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
This appliance is intended for domestic
use only, to store deep frozen food,
freeze fresh food, and to make ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ This appliance can be used by
children aged from 8 years and above
and 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Technical safety
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
refrigerant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
~ Before setting up the appliance,
– avoid any flames or anything which
creates a spark,
~ 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.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Please supervise children whilst you
are working in the kitchen. This
appliance is not a toy! 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.
~ The door hinges can cause injury.
Keep children well away at all times.
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 it from the mains,
– ventilate the room where the
appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
matches the mains electricity supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ 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).
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when it is 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 the consequences of an inadequate
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.
~ The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by a faulty
connection to the mains water supply.
~ Connection to the mains water
supply and any repairs to the ice/water
dispenser must only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person.
~ This ice/water dispenser is not
suitable for connection to hot water.
~ Before making plumbing
connections, ensure the appliance is
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply.
~ Never tamper with the movable
components on the ice cube maker or
the element on the ice cube maker.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 clean at all times. Any
damage caused by cockroaches or
other vermin will not be covered by the
guarantee.
Correct use
~ Rinse the pipework of the ice/water
dispenser and also clean the ice/water
dispenser thoroughly before using it for
the first time.
~ Never handle frozen food or the
metal parts of the appliance with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food. Danger of frost burn.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ 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 it nutritional value and goes
off. Defrosted food may only be
re-frozen after it has been cooked.
~ 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour; otherwise they
could burst, causing injury or damage.
~ To avoid the risk of any potential
~ Observe the "use-by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on the food
manufacturer's packaging regarding
storage conditions and "use-by" dates.
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and remove
ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
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appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
illness, do not deactivate the reminder
to change the water filter.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
~ Do not cover or block the air vents
as this could impair the efficiency of the
appliance, increase the electricity
consumption and could cause damage
to the appliance.
~ This 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latches
or locks 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
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Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick has built
up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
^ 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.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for approx.
1 1/2 - 2 hours, or for approx. 8
hours if it has been transported on
its side to its final location before
connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
^ Open the appliance door.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the
appliance, allow the appliance to
run for a few hours before placing
food in it.
Do not place food in the freezer until
the temperature is at least -18°C.
Please note: Switching the
appliance off with the rocker switch
does not disconnect the appliance
from the mains.
Operation
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
Please note:
^ Press the rocker switch on the
right-hand side underneath the
control panel.
The appliance will start to cool, and the
interior lighting will come on when the
door is opened.
– A sensor which is available for
selection is always highlighted in
white.
– A sensor which has been selected is
always highlighted in yellow.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
The access sensor in the control panel
will also light up.
Other sensors that are available for
selection will appear in the control
panel.
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Switching on and off
You can now
Further settings
– adjust the temperature, or
You can select further settings in
settings mode.
– select the Super freeze function or
– switch the ice/water dispenser on or
off.
Please refer to the relevant section for
more information.
To finish selecting settings,
In settings mode you can select certain
appliance functions via the control
panel and adjust the settings. The
settings for the different functions are
described in more detail in the relevant
section of these instructions.
Overview of functions that can be
selected in settings mode:
^ touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in white.
Your last selected settings will now be
saved to memory.
If you do not touch the access sensor,
the electronics for accessing the
settings will switch off after a period.
Switching off
^ Press the rocker switch on the
right-hand side underneath the
control panel.
The cooling system and the lighting are
now switched off.
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Function
Symbol
To enter or leave settings
mode
;
To select the
temperature unit
(see "The ideal
temperature")
†
No function selected
;
To switch the sensor tone
on/off (see "Switching on
and off")
=
No function selected
^
Switching on and off
Switching the sensor tone on/off
The tone which sounds each time a
sensor is touched can be deactivated.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
^ Take note of the position of the X
sensor (but do not touch it!).
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now select whether the sensor tone is
switched on or off:
= 0: Sensor tone switched off
= 1: Sensor tone switched on
= –: Return to menu
^ After selecting a new setting, touch
the access sensor to confirm your
choice.
^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until ;
appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor until it is
highlighted in white and all of the
other sensors are no longer lit up.
^ Place your finger in the position of the
X sensor, and leave it there.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
access sensor (without moving your
finger from the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 4 seconds until c and the Y
sensor also appear in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor.
You have now left settings mode.
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
settings mode. As soon as the door
is closed, the door alarm is activated
again.
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until b appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor again.
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Switching on and 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,
^ disconnect it from the mains.
^ turn off the stopcock to the water
supply (a few hours before you
switch off the appliance),
^ empty the ice cube container,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ replace the water filter and
^ leave the doors ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
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.
Setting the temperature in the
freezer
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
^ The temperature inside the appliance
can be selected by touching the
arrow sensors on either side of the
temperature display.
By touching the
X sensor:
Y sensor:
the temperature will get
colder
the temperature will get
warmer.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
The temperature range being set will
flash in the display as you do this.
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– Touching the sensor once:
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– the more food that is placed in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
– Keeping your finger on the sensor:
changes the temperature
continuously.
If the highest or lowest temperature that
it is possible to set is reached, the X or
Y sensor will disappear from the
display.
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
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The correct temperature
When you have adjusted the
temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours
if the appliance is not very full and
for approx. 24 hours if the appliance
is full before checking the temperature
display, as it will take this long for the
appliance to reach the temperature. If,
after this time, the temperature is still
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Temperature
(Fahrenheit/Celsius)
Temperature range
^ Take note of the position of the X
sensor (but do not touch it!).
The temperature in the freezer can be
adjusted:
The temperature can be displayed in
degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.
^ Touch the access sensor so that it is
highlighted in yellow.
– with the ice/water dispenser
switched off: from -14 °C to -24 °C
^ Touch the access sensor until it is
highlighted in white and all of the
other sensors are no longer lit up.
– with the ice/water dispenser
switched on: from -18 °C to -24 °C
^ Place your finger in the position of the
X sensor, and leave it there.
The ambient temperature in the
room and the installation location
can affect the time it takes for the
appliance to reach the lowest
temperature. If the ambient
temperature is too high, the
appliance may not reach the lowest
temperature.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
access sensor (without moving your
finger from the X sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for
another 4 seconds until c and the Y
sensor also appear in the display.
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until † appears in the display.
^ Touch the access sensor again.
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The correct temperature
^ By touching the X sensor, you can
now set the temperature to be
displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
† 0: Temperature in Fahrenheit
† 1: Temperature in Celsius
† –: Return to menu
Temperature display
^ After selecting a new setting, touch
the access sensor to confirm your
choice.
The temperature display will flash if
^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly
until c appears in the display.
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
– 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:
^ Touch the access sensor again.
You have now left settings mode.
The door alarm is automatically
disabled when the appliance is in
settings mode. As soon as the door
is closed, the door alarm is activated
again.
– 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,
check that the food is safe to use
and if it is, then use it as soon as
possible.
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Temperature and door alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the appliance cannot
rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if the door is left open.
Switching the temperature
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 temperature in the freezer
becomes too warm, the sensor for
switching off the temperature or door
alarm will flash on the control panel.
An audible alarm will also sound.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature which has been
reached.
The alarm will sound and the sensor for
switching off the temperature or door
alarm will flash, for example,
– if the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the sensor for
switching the temperature or door
alarm off will go out as soon as the
temperature is at the correct level.
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^ Touch the sensor for switching off the
temperature or door alarm.
The alarm will stop.
The sensor for switching off the
temperature or door alarm will remain
on and will only go out when the
temperature has returned to normal.
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,
check that the food is safe to use
and if it is, then use it as soon as
possible.
Temperature and door alarm
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if the door is left
open for more than 5 minutes. The
sensor for switching the temperature or
door alarm off will also light up.
The alarm will stop and the sensor for
switching the temperature or door
alarm off will go out as soon as the door
is closed.
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
^ Touch the sensor for switching the
temperature or door alarm off.
The alarm will stop and the sensor for
switching the temperature or door
alarm off will go out.
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Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch on the Super freeze function
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer, the Super freeze
function will switch off automatically
after approx. 52 hours. The sensor is
highlighted in white and the appliance
continues running at normal power.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
To save energy, the Super freeze
function can be switched off once the
temperature in the freezer is low
enough.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
in any one day.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 4-6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
^ Touch the Super freeze sensor so
that it is highlighted in yellow.
The appliance will now operate at full
power to lower the temperature in the
freezer, and the newly set temperature
of -30 °C will show in the temperature
display.
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^ Touch the Super freeze sensor so
that it is highlighted in white.
The original temperature will now
appear in the temperature display and
the appliance will continue to operate at
normal power.
Arranging the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
Moving the door basket
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
The door basket can be moved or
totally taken out for loading, unloading
and for cleaning.
^ Hold the shelf on both sides and
raise it slightly so that it can be lifted
over the catches at the back.
^ Pull the shelf forwards.
^ Place the shelf at the required level,
ensuring that it has engaged in the
catches at the back.
^ Make sure that the shelf is on
straight.
^ Hold the door basket by its frame
with both hands, raise it a little and
then tip it forwards slightly.
^ Slide the basket in this angled
position up or down in the side
runners as required, and then lower it
into its new position.
^ Make sure that the basket sits
straight.
Top shelf
To remove the door basket completely,
The shelf in the very top of the
appliance can be removed for
cleaning.
^ Slide it up the side runners to the
very top, then lift it out.
^ Lift the shelf up and out.
^ Engage it in the runners at the top,
and lower to the position required.
^ When replacing the shelf, make sure
that the lugs on the corners at the
back are correctly engaged.
To replace the door basket,
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Arranging the interior fittings
Freezer baskets
The freezer baskets can also be
removed for cleaning.
^ Pull the freezer basket out as far as it
will go.
There is a safety catch on the door
opening side which needs to be turned
to a horizontal position in order to
remove the basket.
^ Use a screwdriver or similar to turn
the slot in the head of the pin to a
horizontal position a.
^ Raise the snap fittings on both sides
b and lift the basket out.
To replace the freezer basket
^ Pull the telescopic rails out as far as
they will go.
^ Place the freezer basket on the rails
so that it engages at the back and
front.
^ Turn the catch back to its vertical
position.
^ Push the freezer basket back in.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate:
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
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.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– 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.
In practice this means that the food
loses a large degree of its moisture.
You can tell if this has happened by the
amount of liquid around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil, immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot 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.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This also helps to prevent food that is
already in the freezer from starting to
defrost.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
Placing food in the freezer
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer.
Place large quantities of food in the
large freezer basket.
Please follow the guidelines in the table
below regarding recommended
weights for the baskets:
F 1471 Vi
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
Upper
basket
Lower
basket
16 kg
16 kg
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the basket so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
other food cold),
– in a steam oven.
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.
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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Freezing and storing food
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.
Cooling drinks
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Ice/water dispenser
The ice/water dispenser must be
connected to the mains water
supply (see "Mains water
connection").
Use a suitable container to dispense
water and ice cubes into. Danger of
glass splinters.
Do not hold your hand under the
ice/water dispenser spout. Danger
of injury.
It may take a few seconds after
opening and closing the appliance
door before the ice/water dispenser
is ready for use.
The sensor for chilled water will flash
white in the ice/water dispenser control
panel.
^ Place a suitable large container
underneath the ice/water dispenser
spout.
Switching on the ice/water
dispenser
Before it is used for the first time, the
ice/water dispenser pipework must
be rinsed through and filled with
water.
^ Touch the sensor for chilled water
until it flashes yellow.
^ Touch and keep your finger on the
sensor for chilled water again.
^ Open the appliance door.
This will activate the rinsing function:
Approx. 6 litres of water will now be
pumped through the pipework.
^ Touch the access sensor to highlight
it in yellow.
You can interrupt the rinsing process at
any time to allow you to empty the
container by taking your finger off the
sensor for chilled water.
The sensor will continue to flash yellow
while you empty the container.
Rinsing the pipework
^ Touch the On/Off sensor for the ice
cube maker to highlight it in yellow.
A beep will sound when the rinsing
process is complete and the sensors in
the ice/water dispenser control panel
will now be highlighted in white.
The ice/water dispenser is now ready
for use.
^ Close the appliance door.
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Ice/water dispenser
Switching on the ice/water
dispenser
Rinse the ice/water dispenser
pipework before using it for the first
time.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Make sure that the ice cube
container is correctly located
underneath the ice cube maker.
The ice cube container must be
completely shut for ice cubes to be
produced.
^ Activate the ice/water dispenser by
touching one of the sensors or waving
your hand briefly under the dispenser
spout. A light sensor below the spout
will register this movement.
All the sensors in the ice/water
dispenser control panel should now be
highlighted in white.
If this is not the case, the system lock
has been activated (the 0 sensor will be
highlighted in yellow, see "System lock").
If the 0 sensor is flashing, the drip
tray needs to be emptied (see
"Cleaning and care").
^ Touch the On/Off sensor for the ice
cube maker to highlight it in yellow.
^ Close the appliance door.
The ice/water dispenser is now ready to
use.
It may take a few seconds after
opening and closing the appliance
door before the sensors can be
used and the ice/water dispenser is
ready for use.
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Once the freezer has cooled down to its
set temperature, the ice cube maker will
fill with water.
Do not place bottles or other items in
the ice cube maker to chill them
quickly. The ice cube maker could
become blocked and, as a result, be
damaged.
Discard the ice cubes produced
during the first 24 hours and do not
consume any chilled water or
ice/crushed ice during this period,
as the water will have been used to
rinse through the pipework.
This also applies when using the
appliance again after not having
used it for a while.
Ice/water dispenser
Chilled water
^ Place a suitable container
underneath the ice/water dispenser
spout.
Take your finger off the sensor when
the container is almost full.
Otherwise it will overfill or the ice will
block the dispensing spout.
The ice cube maker can make up to
150 ice cubes in 24 hours.
^ Touch and keep your finger on the
chilled water sensor.
Chilled water will be dispensed from
the spout as long as the sensor is being
touched.
After a while dispensing will stop
automatically. Press the sensor again if
you wish to dispense more water.
Fill the container with ice cubes
beforehand if you want it to be
colder.
The amount of ice cubes which the
appliance makes depends on the
temperature in the freezer. The lower
the temperature, the more ice cubes
are produced within a certain time
frame.
If the 0 sensor is flashing, the drip
tray needs to be emptied and
dispensing is stopped automatically.
Mop out the drip tray with a sponge
or cloth.
Ice cubes and crushed ice
Remember it can take up to
24 hours to produce the first ice
cubes.
^ Place a suitable container
underneath the ice/water dispenser
spout.
If the appliance has been switched
off for a long period of time, discard
the chilled water and ice that is
produced in the 24 hours after the
appliance has been switched on
again.
^ Touch and keep your finger on the
sensor for ice cubes or crushed ice.
Ice will be dispensed from the spout as
long as the sensor is being touched.
After a while dispensing will stop
automatically. Press the sensor again if
you need more ice.
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Ice/water dispenser
System lock
If the ice/water dispenser is not used
again within 2 minutes or if the door
is opened, the ice/water dispenser
will switch to standby mode
automatically and the lighting will go
out.
After it has been activated again, it
can take a few seconds before
chilled water and ice can be
dispensed again.
You can use the system lock to prevent
the ice/water dispenser from being
used without your knowledge, by
children, for example.
^ Touch the 0 sensor to highlight it in
yellow.
The ice/water dispenser sensors are
now locked. To deactivate the system
lock,
^ Touch the 0 sensor to highlight it in
white.
Lighting
To switch the ice/water dispenser
lighting on or off,
^ touch the lighting sensor until it is
highlighted in yellow (lighting on) or
white (lighting off).
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Ice/water dispenser
Switching off the ice/water
dispenser
The appliance must be
disconnected from the mains water
supply a few hours before the
ice/water dispenser is switched off.
The colour of the other sensors show
whether that sensor is switched on
(yellow) or switched off (white):
De-misting function
Ice cube separation
Keypad tone
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Let go of both sensors.
De-misting function
^ Touch the On/Off sensor for the
ice/water to highlight it in white.
Settings mode for ice/water
dispenser
To enter settings mode
A heater element behind the ice/water
dispenser control panel stops it misting
up.
You can deactivate this function to save
energy.
The appliance is delivered with this
function deactivated.
To activate this function,
^ Touch the 0 sensor to highlight it in
white.
^ touch the sensor for chilled water to
highlight it in yellow.
^ At the same time, briefly touch the
lighting sensor (without moving your
finger from the 0 sensor).
^ Leave your finger on the 0 sensor for
another 4 seconds until both sensors
light up yellow.
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Ice/water dispenser
Ice cube separation
Keypad tone
To prevent the ice cubes and crushed
ice from freezing together and blocking
the dispensing spout, the spindle in the
ice cube container moves at regular
intervals to separate them.
You can deactivate this function if the
noise disturbs you.
The tone which sounds each time a
sensor is touched can be deactivated.
The appliance is delivered with this
function activated.
To deactivate this function,
Please note: If you deactivate this
function, the ice/water dispenser
spout can become blocked with ice.
^ touch the crushed ice sensor to
highlight it in white.
The appliance is delivered with this
function activated.
To leave the settings mode
To deactivate this function,
^ touch the ice cube sensor to highlight
it in white.
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^ touch the lighting sensor or do not
touch any of the sensors for one
minute.
Automatic defrost
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts
automatically.
The moisture generated by defrosting
collects in the condensor and is
automatically dissipated by the
condensor from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer to remain
permanently ice-free, however the food
stored in the freezer will not defrost.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
ventilation gaps.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
^ Switch the appliance off completely
by pressing the On/Off rocker switch
to the right-hand side underneath the
control panel.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
Wash all accessories and drawers by
hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
– 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,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ 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.
Cleaning and care
Aluminium frames
Drip tray
The frames on the shelves inside the
appliance and on the door baskets are
made from aluminium.
The drip tray catches excess water.
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls on it, by the surrounding
environment and by the angle you
observe it from.
It is also susceptible to scratching.
The aluminium frames may suffer
discolouration or damage if soiling is
left on for too long. Remove any
soiling immediately.
Ice cube container
^ Pull the ice cube container out of the
appliance.
When the drip tray is full, the 0 symbol
in the ice/water dispenser control panel
will flash and dispensing will stop.
There are sensors in the drip tray which
measure when the drip tray needs to be
emptied.
To avoid a build-up of odour, the drip
tray should be cleaned every day.
When the 0 symbol flashes,
^ remove the drip tray cover and the
grille underneath it.
^ Empty it and rinse it with hot water.
^ Mop out the drip tray using a sponge
or tea towel and then clean it.
^ Dry the container and spindle
thoroughly so that new ice cubes will
not freeze onto the surfaces.
^ Clean the drip tray cover and the
grille.
To replace the ice cube container
^ Replace the grille and the drip tray
cover.
^ Push it back into the appliance until it
clicks into position.
The 0 symbol will now be highlighted in
white again.
^ If you cannot push it back in all the
way, turn the spindle inside a little.
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Cleaning and care
Ventilation gaps
After cleaning
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
into the appliance.
Door seals
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 seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
^ Once the freezer section has
reached the required temperature,
place the food back in the freezer
baskets.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function
as soon as the temperature in the
freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.
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.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cold.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on. If it is switched on,
the access sensor will light up in the
display.
^ 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.
^ Check the temperature settings.
. . . the temperature in the freezer is
too low.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been put in at the same time for
freezing?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature to
fall automatically.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
^ This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing it from opening. Wait a
few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the vents in the plinth
have been covered over or become
too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of food
has been put in at once.
^ Check that the appliance door has
been closed properly.
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required.
^ Increase the temperature.
^ Switch off the Super freeze function if
this is switched on.
^ Check that the appliance door has
been closed properly.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . The temperature display for the
freezer shows -18 °C, even though I
have selected a higher temperature?
. . . the alarm sounds and the sensor
for switching off the temperature or
door alarm lights up or is flashing.
This is not a fault. If the ice maker is
switched on and the room temperature
is less than +18 °C, the temperature is
automatically set to -18 °C.
This is to ensure trouble-free
functioning of the ice cube maker.
^ The door is open, or
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer is too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, increase the temperature of the
room.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the freezer to
become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
^ Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . the alarm sounds.
Has the appliance door been open for
longer than 5 minutes?
^ Close the door.
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^ the temperature in the appliance has
risen significantly because
– too much warm air from the room has
entered the appliance,
– large quantities of food have recently
been placed in the freezer,
– there has been a power cut.
The alarm will stop and the sensor for
switching the temperature or door
alarm off will go out as soon as the
temperature is at the correct level.
The temperature display will show the
highest temperature that was reached
during the time the temperature in the
freezer rose.
Check the condition of the food in the
freezer. If it has defrosted or started to
defrost, check that it is still safe to use
and if so use it as soon as possible.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
. . . the reminder to change the water
filter indicator lights up red.
The water filter will soon need to be
changed.
^ You can order a replacement filter
from your Miele dealer or the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . the reminder to change the water
filter indicator flashes red.
^ When the reminder to change the
water filter flashes red, this indicates
that the filter needs to be changed
now.
. . . The 0 symbol is flashing in the
ice/water dispenser control panel.
The ice/water dispenser drip tray is full.
^ Empty the drip tray.
. . . The control panel has misted up.
The heater element behind the control
panel is switched off.
. . . the ice/water dispenser is not
producing any ice cubes or chilled
water.
^ Check whether the appliance has
been switched on.
^ Check if the ice/water dispenser has
been switched on.
^ Check whether the ice/water
dispenser system lock has been
activated (the 0 symbol in the control
panel will be highlighted in yellow).
^ Check whether the appliance is
correctly connected to the mains
water supply.
^ Switch the de-misting function back
on (see "Ice/water dispenser").
^ Was the water inlet pipe purged of air
by a qualified and competent person
before the appliance was used for
the first time?
. . . you cannot switch the ice/water
dispenser on.
^ Check whether the stopcock is open.
^ Check whether the appliance is
connected to the electricity supply.
. . . the ice/water dispenser is not
ready immediately after switching it
on.
This is not a fault.
It may take a few seconds after
opening and closing the appliance
door before the ice/water dispenser is
ready for use.
^ Check that the ice cube container is
positioned correctly.
^ Check that the temperature in the
freezer is low enough.
^ Check whether there is sufficient
water pressure. The water pressure
(flow rate) must be between 1.72 and
8.25 bar.
^ Check that the correct valve was
installed; an incorrect valve may
cause a drop in water pressure.
^ Check whether the ice/water
dispenser separation system has
been switched off. If ice is not
regularly agitated by a spindle the
ice cubes can freeze together and
block the dispenser (see "Ice/water
dispenser").
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Problem solving guide . . ?
^ Change the water filter.
Remember it can take up to
10 hours to produce the first ice
cubes.
. . . the ice/water dispenser is only
producing small ice cubes.
^ Are other appliances that are
connected to the mains water supply
being used at the same time?
Avoid using the dishwasher, washing
machine etc at the same time.
^ Check whether the water filter needs
to be changed.
^ Check whether there is sufficient
water pressure. The water pressure
(flow rate) must be between 1.72 and
8.25 bar.
^ Check that the correct valve was
installed; an incorrect valve may
cause a drop in water pressure.
Remember it can take up to
10 hours to produce the first ice
cubes.
^ Check that the ice cube container is
clean and wash it if necessary.
. . . the ice/water dispenser is
producing too few or misshapen ice
cubes or is only dispensing a very
little amount of water.
^ Check whether there is sufficient
water pressure. The water pressure
(flow rate) must be between 1.72 and
8.25 bar.
^ Check that the temperature in the
freezer is low enough.
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. . . the ice cubes taste or smell odd.
^ How often do you use the ice water
dispenser?
If you do not use it very often, ice
cubes that are stored for a long
period can absorb the taste and
smell of other items.
^ Are you storing unwrapped food in
the freezer section?
Ice can absorb the taste and smell of
unwrapped food.
. . . you can hear noises from the
ice/water dispenser on a regular
basis.
This is not a fault.
The ice cube separating function is
active. The spindle in the ice cube
drawer moves at regular intervals to
separate the ice cubes and prevent
them from freezing together and
blocking the dispensing spout.
. . . water is pouring out of the
appliance.
^ Close the stopcock immediately.
^ Check whether the water pipework
inside the appliance is damaged.
Call the Service Department.
^ Check whether there is sufficient
water pressure.
^ Check whether the correct valve was
fitted.
Problem solving guide . . ?
. . . "_F" and "121" appear alternately
in the temperature display.
Top lighting
The ice cube maker is not connected to
the mains water supply.
^ Check whether the appliance is
correctly connected to the mains
water supply.
^ Check whether the stopcock is open.
. . . Another fault message with "_F"
appears in the temperature display.
^ Hold the lamp cover at the front with
both hands and push it back.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
^ Then lift the lamp cover forwards to
remove.
. . . the interior lighting is not
working.
Do not touch halogen lamps with
your bare fingers.
Use a soft cloth when changing a
halogen lamp.
Has the appliance door been left open
for too long? To avoid overheating, the
lighting switches itself off automatically
after approx. 5 minutes if the door is left
open. It will come on again after it has
cooled down sufficiently.
If it does not come on when the door is
opened briefly, then the lighting is
defective.
^ Switch the appliance off by pressing
the On/Off rocker switch to the right
hand side underneath the control
panel.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electricity supply.
^ Pull the defective halogen lamp out.
^ Fit the new lamp into the holder.
The following type of halogen lamp is
required:
20 W/12 V/GY 6.35 cap.
^ Engage the lamp cover at the back,
then pull it forward and click it into
place at the front.
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Problem solving guide . . ?
Side lighting
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.
^ Turn the lamp cover anti-clockwise to
remove it.
Do not touch halogen lamps with
your bare fingers.
Use a soft cloth when changing a
halogen lamp.
^ Pull the defective halogen lamp out.
^ Fit the new lamp into the holder.
The following type of halogen lamp is
required:
5 W / 12 V / G 4 cap.
^ Replace the lamp cover, turning it
clockwise as far as it will go.
^ Reconnect the appliance to the
electricity supply and switch it on.
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Water filter
The appliance is supplied with a standard water filter that filters mains water
for making ice cubes.
You can replace this with an active
charcoal filter which improves the taste
and smell of the ice cubes by removing
chlorine and other substances from the
mains water.
Replacement water filters (standard
and active charcoal) are available
from Miele.
To ensure the quality of the ice
cubes remains high, it is essential to
change the water filter regularly.
Please note:
– All ice cubes that are produced in
the 24 hours after you have changed
the water filter should be discarded.
– If you have not used the appliance or
the ice cube maker much in the last
few weeks, or if the ice cubes smell
unpleasant, fit a new water filter.
Reminder to change the water
filter
Depending on the amount of ice cubes
being made, the water filter will need to
be changed approx. every six months.
– When the reminder to change the
water filter lights up red, this
indicates that the filter will soon need
to be changed.
^ Make sure that you have a spare
water filter ready to fit.
Replacement water filters (standard
and active charcoal) are available
from Miele.
– When the reminder to change the
water filter flashes red, this indicates
that the filter needs to be changed
now.
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Water filter
To change the water filter
Air in the system can cause water to
gush out and the filter to spring out
when it is removed.
Take great care, therefore, when
changing the filter.
^ Remove the cap from the old filter
cartridge (3).
^ Take the new filter cartridge from its
packaging, and remove the
protective cover.
^ Fit the cap on the new filter cartridge
(4).
^ Press the cap in and turn it 180° in an
anti-clockwise direction (1).
^ Remove the old filter cartridge (2).
^ Push the filter cartridge back into the
opening, ensuring that it is straight
(5).
^ Turn the cap 180° in a clockwise
direction until it is horizontal (6).
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Water filter
Using an external water filter
^ After the filter has been changed, the
reminder to change the filter will
continue to flash in the display.
Confirm that the filter has been
changed.
To confirm that the water filter
has been changed
If an external water filter is installed in
the household, please leave the standard (bypass) filter in the appliance.
If you use an external water filter and
therefore wish to deactivate the
reminder to change the water filter,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
^ Place a finger on the water filter
change display and leave it there.
^ Place another finger on the access
sensor (do not release the water filter
change display) and keep both
sensors covered for approx.
5 seconds, until a tone sounds.
The water filter change has now been
confirmed and the reminder for the next
filter change activated.
The reminder to change the filter will
now go out in the display.
^ Close the door.
All ice cubes that are produced in
the 24 hours after you have changed
the water filter should be discarded.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Mains water connection
Notes on connecting to the
mains water supply
Connection to the mains water
supply should only be carried out by
a qualified and competent person in
strict accordance with national and
local regulations.
The water quality must conform to
the requirements for drinking water
in the country the appliance is being
installed in.
– This appliance meets the
requirements of IEC 61770 and
EN 61770.
– All items used for connecting the
appliance to the mains water supply
must comply with current national
and local safety regulations in the
country in which the appliance is
being installed.
The stopcock should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been built in.
Preparing for plumbing the
appliance into the mains water
supply
Plumbing connections must be
correctly in place before the
appliance is built in.
Before plumbing the appliance in,
ensure that it is disconnected from
the mains electricity supply.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread.
– The appliance is only suitable for
connection to a cold water supply.
– The water pressure (flow rate) must
be between 1.72 and 8.25 bar.
– The stainless steel hose is 3 m long.
This can be extended using an
extension hose which is available
from the Miele Spare Parts Dept. It
must be fitted by a qualified and
competent person.
– A stopcock must be provided
between the stainless steel hose and
the household water supply to
ensure that the water supply can be
disconnected if necessary.
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^ Connect the stainless steel hose to
the stopcock.
^ Ensure that it is screwed into position
correctly.
Mains water connection
Before using the appliance for the first
time the water inlet pipe should be
purged of air by a qualified and
competent person.
Appliances with an opening for feeding
the hose through:
– To do so the stainless steel hose
should be filled as far as possible
with water before being connected to
the appliance.
– Mop up any spillages with a cloth.
^ Position the appliance in front of the
building-in niche and feed the
stainless steel hose through the
opening at the back of the appliance.
At this stage the building-in niche
should be ready for the appliance to be
pushed into the niche (see
"Installation").
^ Proceed with building in the
appliance.
^ Lay the stainless steel hose in the
building-in niche as shown, and
secure to the floor with adhesive
tape.
This ensures that the hose cannot
slip or get caught when the
appliance is pushed back into the
niche.
^ The appliance can now be installed
in the niche (see "Installation").
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Mains water connection
Fitting the stainless steel hose
to the appliance
When fitting the stainless steel hose,
make sure that it is neither kinked
nor damaged.
^ Remove cap (1) from the water
connection at the front of the
appliance.
^ Screw coupling nut (2) on stainless
steel hose (3) onto the threaded
union.
^ Ensure that all connections are
watertight.
^ Turn on the stopcock slowly and
check the whole water system for
leaks.
^ The appliance can then be
connected to the electricity supply
(see "Electrical connection").
After a maximum of 10 hours the first
ice cubes will drop out of the ice
cube maker and collect in the
container.
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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).
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
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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Installation advice
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room. It should not
be installed where it is exposed to
direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a
heat-producing appliance such as an
oven or a radiator. The room
temperature should not go above or
below the climate range for which the
appliance is designed. The higher the
ambient temperature of the room, the
more energy the appliance requires to
operate.
If installation near a heat source is
unavoidable, use a suitable insulation
panel and observe the following
distances between the appliance and
the heat source:
– 3 cm away from an electric oven or
cooker
– 30 cm away from an oil- or coal-fired
range.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures) and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
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 result in the cooling system
switching off for too long, causing the
internal temperature in the appliance to
rise with the risk of food deteriorating
and going off or frozen food defrosting.
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Installation advice
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these operating and installation
instructions.
Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open. Keep the door shut until the
appliance has been built in and
secured within the building-in niche
in accordance with these
instructions.
Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, installation must be
carried out by two people.
The weight of the appliance when
empty is:
F 1471 Vi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 kg
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Installation advice
Floor
Adjoining furniture/units
To ensure the safe installation of the
appliance and to guarantee its correct
functioning, the floor to the niche where
the appliance is to be installed must be
smooth and even.
The appliance is screwed to the
adjoining furniture/units to the side and
above.
For this reason, it is essential that all
furniture/units be fixed to the ground
and/or wall.
It must be made from strong, rigid
material.
The appliance is extremely heavy when
fully loaded, and for this reason it is
imperative that the floor it stands on is
able to bear its weight. If necessary, the
advice of an architect or structural
engineer should be sought.
When fully loaded, the approx. weight
of the appliance is:
F 1471 Vi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 kg
Door hinging
The appliance is supplied with fixed
hinges. It is not possible to change
the door hinging to the other side.
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Ventilation
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Installation advice
Side-by-side installation
This appliance may be installed
"side-by-side" with another suitable
refrigerator or freezer.
Installation with a partition wall using
the side-by-side installation kit
The partition wall must be at least
16 mm thick.
A side-by-side installation kit,
available from Miele, is required.
Ask your dealer which appliances
are suitable for side-by-side
installation with this appliance.
See the instructions supplied with
the side-by-side installation kit for
how to fix the appliances together.
Joining the appliances together with
the side-by-side installation kit
If the partition wall between the two
appliances is between 16 mm and
160 mm thick, each appliance must be
built into its own niche using the
assembly parts supplied. The
side-by-side installation kit is also
required.
Installation with a partition wall
without the side-by-side installation
kit
If the appliances are to be installed
next to each other without a partition
wall between them, they will need to be
joined together using the side-by-side
installation kit.
If the partition wall between the two
appliances is more than 160 mm, each
appliance must each be built into its
own niche using the assembly parts
supplied (without using the
side-by-side installation kit).
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Installation advice
Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 115°)
F 1471 Vi
A
B
C
D
525 mm
Door front (max. 38 mm)*
Door handle*
234 mm
* The dimensions for the door fronts and handles will vary according to the
individual kitchen.
Miele recommends using the full door opening angle of 115° for this freezer.
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Building-in dimensions
Niche width
A
F 1471 Vi
457 mm – 460 mm
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Building-in dimensions
Laying the electrical cabling
and the pipework for the mains
water supply
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Door front dimensions
Installation
Other
Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, it is essential that
installation is carried out by two
people.
– Step ladder
– Sack barrow
Tools and accessories
required
– Wooden beams (min. 75 mm x
100 mm) if required, to prevent
tipping; length depends on width of
building-in niche
– Cordless screwdriver
– Wood screws in various sizes
– Torx screwdriver
– Hammer drill
– Drill bits in various sizes, depending
on materials
Optional accessories
– Side-by-side installation kit for
side-by-side installation of two
appliances
– Hammer
– Socket wrench with: hexagonal bit (8
mm)
– Adhesive tape
– Pipe wrench
– Spirit level
– Try-square
To secure the housing unit to a wall
behind:
– suitable wall plugs/fixing screws
depending on the type of wall.
– additional fixing brackets as
necessary
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Installation
Stainless steel fronts
Building into a peninsular run
Stainless steel fronts and stainless steel
look plinth grilles are available from
your dealer or the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building-in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Weight of the door front
Before fitting the door/drawer fronts,
ensure that the weight of the fronts
does not exceed the maximum
permitted:
Appliance
F 1471 Vi
Max.
weight
of door front in kg
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Fitting a door front which is heavier
than the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
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Building-in at the end of a run
of units
If one side of the appliance is visible, a
side panel is required.
The side panel must be fixed to the
wall, the floor and any furniture/units
above before the appliance is placed in
the niche.
The size of the side panel must match
that of the furniture panel opposite.
Installation
Aligning the housing unit
Checking the building-in niche
– The building-in dimensions now need
to be checked.
– Check the position of the electrical
and plumbing connections (see
"Electrical connection" and "Mains
water connection").
– Check that all surrounding
furniture/units are securely fixed to
the wall.
– Check the surrounding furniture/units
for possible clashes when opening
doors.
The housing unit must be carefully
aligned using a spirit level before
installing the appliance. The unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the furniture door will not
align correctly with the 4 corners of the
appliance.
– The side panels of the housing must
be even.
– The housing unit panels must be at
least 16 mm thick.
– The plinth facing must be at least
13 mm thick (or preferably 19 mm).
Before installation
,Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open.
^ Before installation, take any
accessories out of the appliance
and/or from the back of the
appliance.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
To protect the floor from damage when
installing the appliance,
^ secure an off-cut of flooring (e.g. lino)
to the floor in front of the installation
area.
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Installation
Preparing the niche
,Keep the door to the appliance
closed until it is fixed inside the
building-in niche.
^ Do not remove the installation aids
from the appliance door. These will
be required later when the appliance
is installed in the building-in niche.
^ Check the appliance for damage
during transportation.
Do not install a damaged appliance!
Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, please ensure that once
secured in the niche, it can no
longer tip forwards.
Installation accessories
All the fixings required for installation
are supplied with the appliance. The
plastic bags are marked with letters for
easy identification.
Each fitting stage is indicated by the
letter on the bag needed for that stage.
^ Use the torx screwdriver supplied to
tighten the screws.
^ Unscrew the bracket that is holding
the appliance to the delivery pallet.
,Warning!
Please bear in mind that the
appliance is no longer secured to the
pallet!
^ With the help of several people as
required, carefully lift the appliance
from the pallet, starting with the back
of the appliance.
The appliance can be rolled along the
floor using the wheels at the back.
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Installation
Anti-tipping mechanism
The anti-tipping mechanism ensures
that the appliance is fixed securely into
the building-in niche, preventing the
appliance from tipping forwards.
Use two anti-tipping mechanisms for
each appliance or side-by-side pair of
appliances.
^ Mark the drilling position onto the
niche floor, side and back walls
through the holes in the anti-tipping
mechanism b.
^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
Fixing screws for different uses and
types of material are supplied in the
accompanying pack.
If these are not suitable for the
anti-tipping mechanism in your
installation, you will need to secure it
by alternative means.
If the building-in niche is deeper than
the appliance, screw a solid wooden
beam a to the floor and wall behind
the anti-tipping mechanism b.
The length of the wooden beam a
must be the same as the width of the
building-in niche.
^ Drill the following holes:
– 3 mm diameter for the 5 x 60 mm
screws
– 2 mm diameter for the 4 x 15 mm
screws
Gap "D" between anti-tipping
mechanisms b is exactly equal to the
width of the appliance(s).
^ Place anti-tipping mechanisms b
flush against the left- and right-hand
sides of the niche.
^ The anti-tipping mechanisms can
now be secured in the niche.
Make sure that the screws are at a
depth of at least 19 mm in the floor and
side walls of the niche.
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Installation
If the anti-tipping mechanism
supplied cannot be fixed in the niche,
the furniture unit must be firmly
screwed to the wall behind to prevent
the built-in appliance from tipping.
For a unit without a back panel
For a unit with a back panel
^ screw the unit to the wall behind
using a number of suitable angled
fixing brackets. Use suitable wall
plugs/fixing screws depending on the
condition of the wall.
^ screw the back panel directly onto
the wall behind in a number of
places. Use suitable wall plugs/fixing
screws depending on the condition
of the wall.
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Installation
An alternative anti-tipping
mechanism
The appliance can alternatively be
secured with a wooden beam across
the top of the appliance. If this method
is used, then there must not be any gap
between the appliance and the wooden
beam.
^ Mark the position of the lower edge of
the wooden beam on the rear wall of
the building-in niche.
^ Select screws of a length depending
on the thickness of the wood.
Use the number of screws
appropriate to the niche width to
ensure that the wooden beam is
securely fixed.
^ Check where the upright wall
supports are in the back of the niche,
and mark the drill holes in the
wooden beam accordingly.
^ First, drill the holes in the wooden
beam.
^ Secure the wooden beam to the back
wall of the niche.
Now prepare the mains water
connection for the appliance (see
"Mains water connection").
– The wooden beam must be at least
75 mm x 100 mm thick.
– The length must be the same as the
width of the building-in niche.
– If the building-in niche is deeper than
the appliance, a thicker wooden
beam should be used.
– The wood must cover the appliance
to a depth of at least 50.8 mm (see
diagram).
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Installation
Placing the appliance in the
niche
If you are installing two appliances
side by side, now secure the
appliances to one another (see the
instructions for the side-by-side
installation kit).
^ Plug in the appliance b.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket. The socket
should be close to the appliance
and easily accessible. Otherwise the
appliance should be connected via
an external all-pole switch with a
sufficient contact gap in the open
position.
When installing two appliances side
by side, each appliance must have
its own separate socket.
^ Secure the cable to prevent it
becoming caught:
Tie a piece of string to the middle of
the cable, and as the appliance is
being pushed into the niche, pull the
cable forward underneath the
appliance c.
^ Unscrew the plinth facing.
^ Carefully push the appliance back
into the niche, clipping the feet into
the anti-tipping mechanisms d.
If the appliance does not slide easily
into the niche (e.g. if the floor is
uneven),
^ adjust the rear feet slightly (see
"Aligning the appliance").
Then push the appliance into the
niche, taking care not to damage the
electical and mains water
connections.
^ Secure the edge protector supplied
a to protect the adjacent furniture
fronts.
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^ Remove the edge protector a from
the adjacent furniture fronts.
Installation
Aligning the appliance
^ Align the appliance with
neighbouring furniture fronts.
^ A mark is located on the appliance
base. When adjusting the height, this
mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm
from the floor. Unscrew the feet until
the mark on the base has reached 32
mm. The 32 mm mark is for aligning
the appliance in a niche height of
2134 mm.
Important:
Adjust the feet only until the
marking on the socket has reached
the 62 mm point (max. niche height
2164 mm).
Otherwise the rear foot adjustment
mechanism will get damaged.
The installation aids e on the
appliance door are suitable for the
following thicknesses of furniture door
front: 19 mm or 38 mm.
The adjustable feet at the front and
back of the appliance can be adjusted
from the front.
– Front feet:
Adjust from the top with a
socket wrench with hexagonal bit (8
mm) f.
– Rear feet:
Adjust with a (cordless) screwdriver
or a socket wrench with hexagonal
bit (8 mm) g.
^ Place a spirit level on the installation
aids e on the appliance door to
check the appliance's alignment.
^ Check the alignment of the appliance
again using the spirit level.
– If a wooden beam has been fitted
above the appliance to prevent
tipping, the appliance height needs
to be adjusted to fit snuggly under
the wooden beam.
Important:
work methodically when adjusting the
feet: always alternately left, right, etc.
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Installation
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates.
^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates h
into the furniture/units above the
appliance.
If it is not possible to secure the
appliance above, it can be attached to
the niche at the sides only.
^ Pull out the lugs for the side fixing
plates i.
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^ If necessary, cut trim j to the
necessary depth.
^ Join the two pieces of trim together
k.
^ Click them into position l.
Installation
When installing two appliances side by
side, the filler strips for the two
appliances need to be joined together
to form one long strip.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Insert the joining peg from the
side-by-side kit halfway into the
channel in the filler strip for the
left-hand appliance.
^ Then insert the free half of the joining
peg into the channel on the other
strip, and press the two strips
together.
^ Click the two filler strips into place
above the appliances.
^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates m
into the furniture/units adjacent to the
appliance.
In a side-by-side combination, only the
external panels of the two appliances
can be secured to the furniture wall.
Connect the appliance to the water
inlet hose (see "Mains water
connection").
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Installation
Preparing the furniture front
^ Remove the door basket.
^ Open the appliance door as far as it
will go.
^ Unscrew the installation aids n and
angle trim o from the appliance
door.
^ Put the angle trim o and screws in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
^ Take the cover off the light contact
switch.
^ Close the appliance door.
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^ Measure gap X between the
adjusting bar and the upper edge of
the adjacent furniture front.
^ Remove the two nuts from the
appliance door, and place them in a
safe place - they will be required
later.
^ Place the furniture front on a firm
surface, with the external side facing
downwards (place on a blanket or
similar to avoid it becoming
scratched).
Installation
– The fixing frame has several different
types of holes to take account of a
variety of furniture fronts.
– When securing the frame, always
screw into the strongest part of the
furniture door.
– To do this, select screws which are
slightly shorter than the thickness of
the furniture door.
^ Screw the appliance handle to the
furniture door from the inside.
^ Mark gap X on the inside of the
furniture front.
^ Similarly, locate and mark the
midpoint Y on the furniture front.
^ Remove the fixing frame from the
appliance door and position it
corresponding to the markings on the
furniture front.
^ Pre-drill the holes.
^ Screw the fixing frame to the furniture
front, using at least one screw for
each fixing point.
^ Secure the fixing frame to the top of
the furniture front, using at least 6
screws:
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Installation
Securing and aligning the
furniture door
^ Press the angle trim on both sides
into the white plastic frame, and
screw them down securely.
^ Screw the nuts q loosely onto the
threaded bolts - but do not tighten
yet.
^ Close the appliance door and check
the distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Insert the angle trim as far as it will
go into the spaces in the frame, as
shown.
^ Align the door to the side by sliding it
over the threaded bolts.
^ Align the depth of the door via the
gaps in the angle trim. Then screw
the angle trim into position.
^ Now screw on the top nuts. The door
is now fixed.
^ Open the appliance door and hang
the furniture front on its frame onto
the threaded bolts, as shown p
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Installation
Securing the covers
^ Fit the two cover strips to the sides of
the appliance door, clicking them into
the space between the appliance
door and the furniture front, starting
at the bottom and working up to the
top.
^ Now attach the covers onto the
retaining clips on both sides.
In the case of side-by-side
installation, the cover strips are only
required on the outer side.
^ Fit the cover to the light contact
switch so that it clicks into place as
shown.
^ Secure the retaining clips for the
space covers on both sides.
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Installation
Fitting the plinth facing
Do not cover the vents in the plinth.
This could result in damage to the
appliance.
^ Trim the plinth facing to the required
length and height (cut along the
lower edge of the plinth facing where
it touches the floor).
Fitting the air separator
The air separator in the vent
underneath separates air entering the
appliance from that leaving it.
It also stops warm air flowing into the
appliance, which would cause a short
circuit.
^ If necessary the three parts of the air
separator can be shortened to the
correct height.
^ Secure the plinth to the appliance,
and attach the cover caps supplied.
^ Now fit the plinth facing.
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^ Replace the foam parts in the sides.
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Clip the air separator to the
appliance door from below, making
sure it clicks into position.
Installation
Aligning the ice/water
dispenser
If necessary the depth of the ice/water
dispenser can be aligned to line up
with the furniture front.
Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Remove the drip tray cover and the
grid.
^ Push back on the dispenser spout
and then pull it downwards to remove
it.
^ Loosen the screws in the back cover.
^ Pull the locking device up out of the
drip tray.
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Installation
Once the drip tray has been removed
you can align the position of the
ice/water dispenser using the four
metal strips.
^ Remove the rear cover.
^ Loosen the screws in the four metal
strips.
^ Then insert a screwdriver into one of
the four slits and push the ice/water
dispenser sideways until it is
correctly aligned with the furniture
front. The grey arrow indicates
alignment to the rear and the black
arrow shows the alignment to the
front.
^ Loosen the level sensors and
carefully bend them upwards.
^ Tighten the screws in the four metal
strips.
^ Replace the drip tray and clip the
level sensors back into position.
^ Refit the rear cover and the locking
device and then screw the rear cover
back on.
^ Replace the grille and the drip tray
cover.
^ Remove the drip tray. If necessary
use a screwdriver to gently lever it
out.
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^ Replace the dispenser spout.
Installation
Securing the ice/water
dispenser frame
The word "TOP" is marked on the
rear of the frame at the top.
With 19 mm thick furniture fronts:
^ Fit the frame onto the ice/water
dispenser and press it firmly into
position so that it sits evenly with the
furniture front.
With 38 mm thick furniture fronts:
^ Fit the secondary trim to the frame.
^ Fit the frame onto the ice/water
dispenser and press it firmly into
position so that it sits evenly with the
furniture front.
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