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Operating and installation instructions Freezer F 9212 i
Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 9212 i
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 275 610
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Guide to the appliance
a Alarm off button and
indicator light
c Super freeze button and indicator
light
b Temperature display
d On/Off and temperature selector dial
a Freezer drawers
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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
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
The appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to store deep frozen food, to
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ The appliance can only be used by
people with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, if they are
supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it, for example to
play with the controls, to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
~ 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.
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ The more coolant there is in an
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small
room, there is the danger of
combustible gases building up.
For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid naked flames and anything
which creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
~ Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that the
rating on the data plate corresponds to
the voltage and frequency of the
household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or the
screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ 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 countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food.
~ Do not take ice cubes out with your
bare hands and never place ice cubes
or ice lollies in your mouth straight from
the freezer. The very low temperature of
the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost
burn to the lips and tongue.
~ Do not 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.
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the “use
by” date.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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Disposal of your old freezer
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
int he evaporator, e.g. by
– 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.
How to save energy
Installation site
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Do not cover the ventilation gaps
and dust them regularly.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat
which is approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degree
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C .
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when the
appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when necessary Frequent opening of the door for
and for as short a time as possible. long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
Searching for an item will mean the
door is open for longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Hot food will cause the compressor
to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of
liquids will cause a loss of coldness
in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator
to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick (maximum)
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Switching off
Cleaning
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in
an anti-clockwise direction back to
the "0" position.
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
All the indicator lights will go out and
the cooling system will switch off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position until the temperature display
lights up.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The alarm indicator will light up. It will
go out when the temperature in the
freezer is cold enough.
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.
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^ disconnect it from the mains. Switch
off at the wall and withdraw the plug
from the socket, or disconnect the
mains fuse or remove the screw-out
fuse in countries where this is
applicable.
^ defrost and clean the appliance out,
and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms become active in the
food again so that it cannot be kept as
long. For this reason, partially defrosted
or defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
Setting the temperature
The temperature is set using the
temperature dial.
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position.
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
For example, if you want the temperature
in the appliance to be -18 °C,
^ turn the temperature selector
clockwise from 0 until the -18°C LED
lights up on the control panel.
The temperature can be set slightly
colder within the displayed temperature
range (e.g. between -15°C and -18 °C).
^ Turn the temperature selector slowly
in a clockwise direction e.g. from the
-15°C LED position until the -18°C
LED flashes briefly in the temperature
display.
The colder temperature is now set.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. An alarm will sound and the
alarm indicator light will flash if the
temperature becomes too warm. The
alarm indicator light flashes.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
The alarm will sound and the alarm
indicator light will flash,
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
The alarm will stop and the indicator
light will go out when the temperature
reaches the correct level again.
However, if the noise disturbs you, you
can switch the alarm off before this if
you wish.
– if the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– if there has been a lengthy
interruption to the power supply.
Depending on the temperature in the
freezer, you should check the condition
of the food. If food has defrosted or
started to defrost, check that it is still
safe to use, and if so, use it as quickly
as possible. Defrosted food may only
be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
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^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The indicator
light will stay on until the correct
temperature has been reached. The
alarm system is then ready should it
be needed again.
Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
Switching on Super freeze
When freezing small quantities of food
in the freezer, the Super freeze function
should be switched on 6 hours
beforehand. When freezing the
maximum load of food the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
Switching off Super freeze
The Super freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 65 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
The required temperature will then light
up again in the temperature display.
To save energy, the Super freeze
function can be switched off once a
constant temperature of -18°C or
colder has been reached in the freezer.
You should also check the temperature
inside the appliance from time to time.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will go
out, and the appliance will continue
to operate at normal power.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
At the same time, the coldest
temperature will light up in the
temperature display.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer section freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible, the
maximum freezing capacity must not
be exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– 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.
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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 foods or drinks in
the freezer. This causes already
frozen food to thaw, and increases
the energy consumption
considerably. Allow hot foods and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- bin bags
- plastic carrier bags
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- aluminium foil
- freezer containers
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Super freeze").
This helps food that is already in the
freezer compartment to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the lower freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
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– Freezing the maximum amount
(see data plate)
^ Remove the lower freezer drawers.
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the appliance or in contact with the
interior side walls so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as
possible.
Once frozen:
^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawers and push them back into the
appliance.
– Large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed.
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully lift and slide out the glass
cold plates.
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting
Ice cubes
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep
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.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods while defrosting.
Catch the liquid and dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables
due to changes in the cell structure.
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water, and place it in the bottom of
one of the drawers.
^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to
remove the ice tray from the freezer.
^ Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray
gently or by holding it under cold
running water for a short while.
Cooling drinks
Do not store cans or bottles containing
carbonated drinks or liquids which
could freeze in the freezer. The cans or
bottles could explode.
When cooling non-carbonated drinks
quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles
are not left in for more than one hour,
otherwise they could burst.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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Defrosting
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer section, e.g. on the internal
walls. How much ice and frost
accumulates in the appliance will
depend on the following factors:
– The appliance door has been
opened frequently or left open for a
while.
– A large quantity of fresh food has
been placed in the freezer at once.
– There has been an increase in the
humidity in the room.
Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in
certain circumstances can prevent the
door from closing properly. Too thick a
layer of ice reduces efficiency and
increases energy consumption.
^ The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated.
The best time to defrost the freezer is
when:
– there is very little food or no food left
in the freezer,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
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Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
approx.1 day before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box, or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers from
the freezer.
Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process. Steam could reach
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers as they might contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
quickly. The indicator light will come
on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, slide the glass cold
plates back into the freezer, then
replace the food in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer.
^ When the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder press
the Super freeze button to switch the
Super freeze function off.
The indicator light will go out.
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
^ Leave the freezer door open.
To speed up defrosting, two bowls of
hot water (not boiling), with plates
underneath them, can be placed in the
appliance. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
Make sure that water cannot get into
the temperature selector.
Never use steam-cleaning
apparatus to defrost or clean the
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Switch off at the wall and withdraw
the plug from the socket, or
disconnect the mains fuse or remove
the screw-out fuse in countries where
this is applicable.
^ Take any frozen food out of the
appliance and store it in a cool place.
^ Defrost the freezer.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
^ Use lukewarm water with a little
washing-up liquid.
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
The ice cube tray (depending on model) is dishwasher safe.
– 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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The temperature of the dishwasher
programme must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with some foodstuffs, such
as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can
cause plastic items to discolour.
However, this discolouration will not
affect the stability of plastic items.
^ Clean the drawers and glass cold
plates by hand. They are not suitable
for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior 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
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
^ Close the door.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch on at the mains. Then switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, place the food
back in the freezer drawers and put
them back in the freezer.
^ You can switch the Super freeze
function off once the temperature in
the freezer has reached a constant
temperature of at least -18°C.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Problem solving guide . . .
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance until after
maintenance or repair work has
been carried out.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Miele Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not set at "0".
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in 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.
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. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a lower
setting.
^ Super freeze has not yet switched
itself off. The Super freeze function
switches itself off automatically after
approx. 65 hours.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth and in the housing unit at
the top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer. If it
has, then the freezer will need
defrosting.
Problem solving guide . . .
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light flashes.
The temperature in the freezer is too
warm, because
^ a large amount of food has been
frozen at once without switching on
the Super freeze function.
The alarm will stop and the indicator
light will go out when the temperature
has reached the correct level again.
^ the compressor is faulty. Call the
Service Department.
Depending on the temperature in the
freezer, you should check the condition
of the food. If food has defrosted or
started to defrost, check that it is still
safe to use, and if so, use it as quickly
as possible. Defrosted food may only
be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
and the temperature display are both
flashing at the same time.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
^ Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . . . . there is a thick layer of ice in
the freezer section.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
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.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up, even though the
appliance is working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Service Department.
. . . the following messages show in
the temperature display "F0" to "F5".
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
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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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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Climate range
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed.
The higher the ambient temperature of
the room, the more energy the
appliance requires to operate.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
This appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long, causing the internal
temperature in the appliance to rise
with the risk of food deteriorating and
going off.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation.
Air is taken in through the plinth of the
furniture housing unit.
A ventilation gap of at least 38 mm
depth must be provided behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
The cross-sectional area of the
ventilation gaps and also the
cross-sectional area beneath the
ceiling needs to be at least 200 cm2 to
ensure that warm air can be drawn
through without hindrance. Otherwise
the appliance has to work harder,
resulting in an increase in electricity
consumption.
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Installation
The air inlet and outlet must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Before installation remove the cover
strip, sealing strip and other
accessories from inside the
appliance and from the external rear
wall of the appliance.
^ On no account should the spacers
be removed from the back of the
appliance. These ensure the gap
required between the back of the
appliance and the wall is maintained.
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
[mm]
³3
³ 200
£ 2100
8
cm
2
³5
50
568
A
560-
³ 200 cm
2
Niche height [mm]
A
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in, you
will need to decide on which side the
door is to be hinged. If left hand door
hinging is required, follow the
instructions below.
To change the door hinging, you will
need various sizes of Torx
screwdrivers and a slotted
screwdriver.
Appliance door
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Pull off covers a and b.
^ Unscrew hinge pin c.
^ Tilt the door, and lift it off.
^ Unscrew hinge plate d, and replace
it on the opposite side using the
same screws.
^ Remove lower hinge pin e together
with washer f, and replace these on
the opposite side.
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^ Replace the appliance door on lower
hinge pin e.
^ Insert upper hinge pin c into the
outer hole in hinge plate d, and
screw securely into the top of the
door.
^ Replace covers a and b on the
opposite side, turning them by 180 °.
Building in the appliance
Preparing the appliance
All building-in instructions given are
for a right hand hinged appliance.
If you have converted the appliance
to left hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions
accordingly.
Building into a peninsular run
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Aligning the housing unit
^ Slide cover strip a into the holder as
shown, with the bumps facing
downwards. The bumps will fit into
keyhole slots b. The cover strip is
then flush with the side of the
appliance on which the door is
opened c.
Before installing the appliance, the
housing unit must be carefully aligned
using a spirit level. The housing unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the appliance furniture door
will not align correctly with the 4
corners of the unit. Align the furniture
door with the hinges.
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Building in the appliance
Building in the appliance
^ Align the appliance height from above
on both sides using adjusting screw
f.
^ Plug the gap between the appliance
and the furniture wall on the door
opening side with sealing strip g.
Press the sealing strip into the gap
starting at the bottom, and cut to
length so that it fits snugly to the
lower edge of bracket b.
^ Remove cover a.
^ Secure bracket b with screws c
(4.8 x 16 mm).
^ Push the appliance into the
building-in niche, leaving a gap of
approx. 4 mm.
Take care not to trap the mains
cable.
^ Push in the appliance until the front
edges of bracket b and hinge plates
d and e are flush with the front
edge of the housing.
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Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance and
fitting the furniture door
^ Replace cover a, and cap all the
holes with stoppers l and m.
^ Secure door fixings n to the
appliance door with screw o
(3.9 x 9.5 mm), to suit the position of
the handle.
Very large doors will require several
door fixings.
^ Open the door right out, and push
fixing guides p into door fixings n.
^ Position the furniture door onto the
appliance door, and secure fixing
guides p to the furniture door using
screws q (4 x 14 mm). Maintain a
distance d (= the thickness of the
housing unit walls) between the edge
of the appliance door and outer edge
of the furniture door.
^ Push the appliance against the
housing wall on the side on which the
door opens so that the sealing strip is
pressed into the housing wall h.
^ Secure the appliance at the top with
screw i (4 x 19 mm) into bracket b,
pushing the appliance against the
furniture wall as you do so, then
secure it at the bottom with screws j
(4 x 36 mm) through the adjusting
screws in the hinge plates on the
housing.
^ Align the door fixing so that the
furniture door on the side with the
handle does not lie against the
housing unit wall when the door is
shut. A minimum distance of 1 mm
must be maintained.
^ Cap the empty holes on the
appliance door with stoppers r
supplied; this is vital for the long-term
effectiveness of the insulation.
^ Tighten all the screws.
^ If necessary, align cover strip k by
pushing it parallel to the top of the
unit - it should not protrude.
^ Fold in the side section of bracket b.
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