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Operating and installation instructions

Frost-free freezer

FN 14827 S

FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)

To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is

essential to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time.

en - GB

M.-Nr. 09 549 030

Contents

Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Switching the sensor tones on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Activating or de-activating the safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Changing the temperature display brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Switching the temperature alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Switching the door alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Switching on Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Switching off Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Isolation plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Important. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Contents

Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Appliance door, side panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Appliances with wall spacers supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Levelling the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Installing in a side-by-side combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Installing the appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Instructions for moving the appliances once they have been joined . . . . . . . . 45

Joining the two appliances together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Guide to the appliance a On/Off sensor b Super freeze sensor c Sensor for setting a lower temperature (

X) d Safety lock indicator light

(only visible when the Safety lock is activated) e Temperature display f "Freezing" symbol g Sensor for setting a higher temperature (

Y) h Alarm off sensor

(only visible when the temperature or the door alarm sounds)

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a Lighting b Frost free system c Shallow freezer drawer d Freezer drawers with freezer calendar

Guide to the appliance

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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 safety requirements.

Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage to property.

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 information on its safety, installation, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.

Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.

Correct application

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The appliance is not designed for commercial use. It is intended for use in domestic households and similar working and residential environments.

This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.

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The appliance must only be used as a domestic appliance to store deep frozen food, to freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.

Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous.

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The appliance is not suitable for storing and keeping cool medicines, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or other such materials or products. Incorrect use of the appliance for such purposes can cause deterioration of the items stored. The appliance is not suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion.

Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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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

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Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the appliance unless they are constantly supervised.

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Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance without supervision if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.

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Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance unsupervised.

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This appliance is not a toy! To prevent the risk of injury, do not allow children to play with it or use the controls. Please supervise children whilst you are using the appliance.

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Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. cling film, polystyrene and plastic wrappings, must be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing, children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their head and suffocate.

Technical safety

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Before setting up the appliance, check it for any externally visible damage. Do not install and use a damaged appliance.

It could be dangerous.

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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.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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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 installation of the appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged.

Leaking coolant can damage the eyes.

In the event of any damage:

- avoid open flames and anything which creates a spark,

- disconnect from the mains,

- air the room in which the appliance is located for several minutes and

- contact the Service Department for advice.

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The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up.

For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m 3 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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Safe operation of the appliance is only assured if it has been installed and connected in accordance with these operating and installation instructions.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply, make sure that the connection data on the data plate corresponds to the voltage and frequency of the household supply.

This data must correspond in order to avoid the risk of damage to the appliance. Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.

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Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).

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The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed if correctly earthed. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is observed and regularly tested and where there is any doubt, the household wiring system should be inspected by a qualified electrician.

The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage or injury caused by the lack of or inadequacy of an effective earthing system (e.g.

electric shock).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.

on a ship).

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In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings in a clean condition at all times. Any damage which may be caused by cockroaches or other vermin will not be covered by the guarantee.

Correct use

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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.

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Do not block the ventilation gaps in the appliance as this would impair the efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and could cause damage to the appliance.

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Never handle frozen food with wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food. Danger of frost burn.

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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.

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Do not refreeze thawed or partially thawed food.

Defrosted food should be used up as quickly as possible, as food soon loses its nutritional value and goes off. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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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.

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When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could burst.

Danger of injury and damage.

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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.

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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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Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and explosion.

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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.

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Never place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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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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Do not use a steam-cleaning appliance to defrost or clean this appliance. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short circuit.

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Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal, as these will cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous with time.

Disposal of your old appliance

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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.

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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.

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How to save energy

Installation site

Temperature setting

Normal energy consumption

In a ventilated room.

Protected from direct sunlight.

Not near to a heat source

(radiator, oven).

Where the ideal ambient room temperature is approx. 20°C.

Ventilation gaps uncovered and dusted regularly.

Compressor and metal grille

(heat exchanger) dusted at least once a year.

Freezer section -18 °C

Increased energy consumption

In an enclosed, unventilated room.

In direct sunlight.

Near to a heat source

(radiator, oven).

Where there is a high ambient room temperature.

Ventilation gaps covered or dusty.

Dust build-up on the compressor and metal grille

(heat exchanger).

With a higher setting: the lower the temperature, the higher the energy consumption.

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Use

How to save energy

Normal energy consumption Increased energy consumption

Drawers, shelves and racks arranged as they were when the appliance was delivered.

Only open the doors when necessary and for as short a time as possible.

Store food in an organised way.

Take an insulated cool bag with you when shopping and place food in the appliance as soon as possible.

Replace any food removed rapidly, before it begins to thaw.

Allow hot food and drinks to cool down before placing them in the appliance.

Frequent opening of the door for long periods will cause a loss of coldness. The appliance works harder to cool down and the compressor runs for longer periods.

Hot food or food at room temperature raises the temperature inside the appliance. The appliance works harder to cool down and the compressor runs for longer periods.

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.

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Switching on and off

Before using for the first time

Protective foil

On stainless steel appliances, the outer surfaces are also covered with protective foil.

^ Do not remove the foil until the appliance has been positioned in its final location.

Operating the appliance

A light touch of the finger on the sensors is all that is required to operate this appliance.

Switching on

Cleaning and care

^ Treat the stainless steel trim to the interior shelves and the door shelves with the Miele stainless steel conditioner supplied as soon as you have removed the foil.

^ On stainless steel appliances also treat the side panels with the Miele stainless steel conditioning agent supplied as soon as you have removed the protective foil.

The appliance doors have a special finish which is resistant to soiling. Do

not use Miele stainless steel conditioner on the appliance door.

Important. Each time it is used, the

Miele stainless steel conditioning agent forms a water and dirt repellent protective coating.

^ 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.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor until the temperature display comes on.

If the temperature in the appliance is above 0 °C, only bars will light up in the temperature display. As soon as the temperature is below 0 °C, the temperature display will show the current temperature inside the appliance.

The "Freezing" symbol and the alarm off sensor will flash until the freezer has cooled down to the correct temperature for freezing.

The appliance will start to cool, and the lighting will come on when the door is opened.

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 appliance until the temperature is at least

-18°C.

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Switching on and off

Cool pack

Place the cool pack in the top freezer drawer or to save space on the freezer tray. The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for approx. 24 hours.

Switching off

Settings mode

Certain settings on the appliance can only be selected in the settings mode.

How to select the settings mode and how to change the settings is described in the relevant section of these instructions.

Overview of functions that can be selected in the settings mode:

^ Touch the On/Off sensor until all of the indicators go out.

The lighting will not come on when you open the door and the cooling process will be switched off. (If this does not happen, the safety lock is still activated).

To enter or leave the settings mode

To switch the sensor tones on/off

(see "Switching on and off")

To switch the safety lock on/off

(see "Switching on and off") c b u

To change the brightness of the temperature display

(see "The correct temperature") d

The door alarm is automatically disabled when the appliance is in the settings mode. As soon as the door is closed, the door alarm is activated again.

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Switching on and off

Switching the sensor tones on/off

The sensor tone which sounds each time a sensor is touched can be deactivated.

Activating or de-activating the safety lock

The safety lock can be activated to prevent the appliance being switched off inadvertently.

^ Touch and leave your finger on the X sensor.

^ Touch and leave your finger on the X sensor.

^ At the same time, briefly touch the

On/Off sensor (without letting go of the X sensor).

^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for another 5 seconds until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until b appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.

^ By touching the X sensor, you can now select whether the sensor tones are switched on or off: b 0: Sensor tones are switched off b 1: Sensor tones are switched on b –: Return to menu.

The old setting lights up, and your newly selected setting flashes.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a new setting.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor.

You have now left the settings mode.

^ At the same time, briefly touch the

On/Off sensor (without letting go of the X sensor).

^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for another 5 seconds until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until u appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.

^ By touching the X sensor, you can now select whether the safety lock is switched on or off: u 0: The safety lock is deactivated u 1: The safety lock is activated u –: Return to menu.

The old setting lights up, and your newly selected setting flashes.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a new setting.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor.

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You have now left the settings mode.

The safety lock indicator X will light up in the temperature display when the safety lock has been activated.

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. Switch off at the wall and withdraw the plug from the socket, or disconnect the mains fuse.

^ 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.

Switching on and off

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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.

The temperature in the appliance will rise:

– the more often the door is opened and the longer it is kept open,

– the more food that is stored 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.

Setting the temperature

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: the temperature will get colder

Y sensor: the temperature will get warmer.

The temperature being set will flash in the display.

When touching the sensors, the following information shows in the display:

– Touching a sensor once: the last

temperature selected flashes.

– Each subsequent touch of a sensor: adjusts the temperature shown in

1 °C steps.

– Leaving a finger on the sensor: changes the temperature continuously.

When the highest or lowest temperature in the range is reached, the X or Y sensor disappears.

Approx. 5 seconds after taking your finger off the sensor, the current temperature inside the appliance is automatically shown.

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The correct temperature

If you have adjusted the temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours if the

appliance is not very full and for approx. 24 hours if the appliance is

full before checking the temperature display as it will take this long for the display to give an accurate reading. If, after this time, the temperature is still too high or too low, you will need to adjust it again.

Changing the temperature display brightness

The temperature display brightness can be adjusted to suit the lighting conditions of the room.

^ Touch and leave your finger on the X sensor.

Temperature range

The temperature can be adjusted from:

-14 °C to -28 °C

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.

Temperature display

During normal operation, the temperature display on the control panel shows the temperature in the warmest part of the appliance.

^ At the same time, briefly touch the

On/Off sensor (without letting go of the

X sensor).

^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for another 5 seconds until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until d appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor again.

^ The temperature display brightness can now be changed by touching the

X sensor: d 0: Maximum brightness d 1: Reduced brightness d –: Return to menu.

The old setting lights up, and your newly selected setting flashes.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor to confirm a new setting.

^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until c appears in the display.

^ Touch the On/Off sensor.

You have now left the settings mode.

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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

An alarm will sound if the temperature becomes too warm.

The alarm off sensor will flash red and the "Freezing" symbol will flash.

The alarm will sound, the alarm off sensor will flash red and the "Freezing" symbol will flash, for example,

– if a lot of room air enters the freezer when food is being loaded, re-arranged or taken out.

– when freezing large amounts of food at once.

– in the event of a power cut.

The alarm will stop and the indicators will go out as soon as the temperature has dropped down to the correct level again.

^ Touch the alarm off sensor.

The alarm will stop.

The alarm off sensor and the

"Freezing" symbol will continue to flash until the correct temperature has been reached.

However, if the temperature 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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Door alarm

The alarm will sound if the door is left open for more than approx. 2 minutes.

The alarm off sensor will light up red and the "Freezing" symbol will flash.

The alarm will stop and the indicators will go out as soon as the door is closed.

Switching the door alarm off early

If the noise of the door alarm disturbs you, you can switch it off early if you wish.

^ Touch the alarm off sensor.

The alarm will stop.

The Alarm off sensor will light up constantly and the "Freezing" symbol will continue to flash until the door has been closed.

Alarm

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Super freeze

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 placing food in the freezer that is already frozen.

– when freezing less than 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 a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 65 hours. The appliance will then continue to work at normal power.

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 check the temperature inside the appliance from time to time.

^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will dim to a pale yellow colour.

The appliance will continue running at normal power.

^ Touch the Super freeze sensor. It will light up yellow.

The appliance works at full power to lower the temperature in the appliance.

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Freezing and storing food

Maximum freezing capacity

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".

The maximum freezing capacity given on the data plate has been calculated according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.

Isolation plate

(depending on model, available as an optional accessory)

The isolation plate is used to isolate freezer drawers which you do not wish to use, and thus save energy. It should be used if only small amounts of food are being stored in the freezer.

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.

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.

Important

– At least 3 freezer drawers as well as the freezer tray must be used for freezing food.

The other drawers can be isolated if they are not needed. However, no fewer than the two bottom drawers can be isolated.

– The drawers being used for freezing must always be at the top of the freezer.

– The isolation plate must be fitted

below the lowest drawer in which food is being frozen.

– The fewer drawers you use, the more energy you will save. Using the isolation plate increases energy savings considerably.

Do not store food in the "inactive" drawers. The temperature is not controlled in these drawers and food stored in them would soon deteriorate.

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Freezing and storing food

Example

If you only require 3 freezer drawers as well as the freezer tray for storing frozen food:

^ Place food in the top 3 freezer drawers, leaving the other drawers empty.

^ Take out the fourth drawer down and place the isolation plate under the third drawer.

This "switches off" (isolates) the drawers below.

Storing frozen food

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 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.

^ Remove the freezer drawers and carefully slide out the glass cold plates.

The lowest freezer drawer must always remain in the appliance.

Placing food in the freezer

Fresh food can be placed in any drawer for freezing, however it is preferable to use the upper drawers.

If you remove a freezer drawer make sure that you do not block the ventilation slits in the back wall of the appliance. They are important for trouble-free operation of the appliance.

The top freezer drawer can be loaded with a maximum of 15 kg of food. The other drawers and the cold plates can each hold 25 kg.

^ Place the food flat in the bottom of the drawers or on the glass cold plates so that it freezes through to the core as quickly as possible.

^ Make sure that the packaging and containers are dry to prevent them sticking together when frozen.

Freezer calendar

The freezer calendar on the freezer drawer gives the length of time in months which various foods can be stored for effectively.

Where the storage time given on the packaging differs, follow the advice on the packaging.

When freezing, make sure that food already frozen does not come into contact with fresh food being frozen as this could cause the frozen food to begin to defrost.

Freezing large items

If you wish to freeze large items such as a turkey or game, the glass cold plates between the drawers can be removed. To do this:

2-3 months:

Cakes, ice cream, stew

3-5 months:

Fish, mushrooms, bread

6-8 months:

Pork, veal, poultry

10-12 months:

Beef, fruit, vegetables

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Freezing and storing food

Defrosting

Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:

– in a microwave oven,

– in an oven using the "Fan" or

"Defrost" setting,

– 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.

Ice cubes

^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with water and place it on the bottom of one of the freezer drawers.

^ Once frozen, use a blunt instrument, for example a spoon handle, to remove the ice tray from the freezer.

^ 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

When cooling drinks quickly, make sure bottles are not left in the freezer for

more than one hour, as 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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Freezing and storing food

Freezer tray

The freezer tray is useful for freezing small items such as berries, herbs and vegetables. They can be frozen individually and therefore maintain their shape when defrosted.

^ Space the food out loosely on the tray.

Leave the food for 10-12 hours to freeze thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it to a freezer bag or suitable container once frozen. Place the bag or container in the freezer drawer.

Cool pack

The cool pack prevents the temperature in the freezer rising too quickly in the event of a power cut.

Place the cool pack in the top drawer of the freezer, directly on top of the food.

The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for approx. 24 hours.

If there is a power cut, place the cool pack directly on top of the frozen food in the top drawer so that the food will be kept cold for as long as possible.

When placing fresh food in the freezer, use the cool pack to separate the fresh food from the food which is already frozen so that the frozen food does not begin to thaw.

The cool pack can also be used in a cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for a short period of time.

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This freezer is equipped with a Frost free system. The freezer defrosts automatically.

The moisture generated by defrosting settles on the condensor and is automatically dissipated 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.

Defrosting

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Cleaning and care

A range of Miele branded cleaning and conditioning products is available to order from Miele or www.miele-shop.com.

Make sure that no water can penetrate into the electronic unit or into the ventilation gaps.

Do not use steam cleaning apparatus to clean the appliance.

Steam could reach the electrical components and cause a short circuit.

The data plate located inside the appliance must not be removed. It contains information which is required in the event of a service call.

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The stainless steel door has a special finish which is resistant to soiling.

Do not treat the door with stainless steel conditioning agent as this will cause noticeable smearing.

However, do use Miele stainless steel conditioning agent to treat the other stainless steel surfaces of the appliance (available from Miele or www.miele-shop.com).

Unlike stainless steel cleaning agents, the conditioning agent does not contain any abrasive substances and will gently remove soiling. Each time it is used, it forms a water and dirt repellent protective coating.

To avoid damaging the surface of your appliance, do not use:

– cleaning agents containing soda, ammonia, acids or chlorides,

– cleaning agents containing descaling agents,

– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.

powder cleaners and cream cleaners,

– solvent-based cleaning agents,

– stainless steel cleaning agents,

– dishwasher cleaner,

– oven sprays,

– glass cleaning agents,

– hard, abrasive sponges and brushes, e.g. pot scourers,

– melamine eraser blocks,

– sharp metal scrapers.

Before cleaning

^ Switch the appliance off.

^ Disconnect it from the mains.

^ Take any frozen food out of the appliance and store it in a cool place.

^ Take the freezer drawers and the glass cold plates out of the freezer to clean them.

Cleaning and care

Cleaning the interior and accessories

^ Use lukewarm water with a little washing-up liquid.

The ice tray is dishwasher safe.

The temperature of the dishwasher programme must not exceed 55 °C.

Contact with some foodstuffs, such as carrots, tomatoes or ketchup can cause plastic items to discolour.

However, this discolouration will not affect the stability of plastic items.

^ Clean the drawers and glass cold plates by hand. These are not suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.

^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and accessories with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

Leave the door open to air the appliance for a short while.

Appliance door, side panels

Remove any soiling from the appliance door and side panels immediately.

If this is not done, it might become impossible to remove and could cause the surface to alter or discolour.

All surfaces are susceptible to scratching.

Contact with unsuitable cleaning agents can alter or discolour the surfaces.

^ The surfaces should be cleaned using a solution of hot water and a little washing-up liquid applied with a soft sponge. They can also be cleaned with a damp microfibre cloth

(without using any cleaning agent).

^ After cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

Stainless steel appliances

– Appliance door

The appliance door has a high quality, special finish which is resistant to soiling and is very easy to clean.

Do not use the following to clean/condition the door

– stainless steel cleaning agent: this will damage the surface.

– Miele stainless steel conditioning agent: this will cause noticeable smearing.

– Side panels

^ Use Miele stainless steel conditioning agent to remove any soiling. The conditioning agent will also form a protective coating on the surface.

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Cleaning and care

^ Make sure you treat the side panels with Miele stainless steel conditioning agent each time you clean them.

This will protect the surface and help prevent re-soiling.

Ventilation gaps

^ The ventilation gaps should be cleaned regularly with a brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust will increase the energy consumption of the appliance.

Door seal

Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal as these will cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous over time.

^ The door seal should be cleaned regularly with clean water and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.

After cleaning

^ Replace all shelves and accessories in the appliance.

^ Close the appliance 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 appliance can cool down quickly.

^ Once the temperature in the freezer has reached the required temperature, place the food back in the freezer drawers and put them back in the freezer.

^ Switch off the Super freeze function as soon as the temperature in the freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.

Metal grille at the back of the appliance

The metal grille at the back of the appliance (heat exchanger) should be dusted at least once a year. A build-up of dust will increase the energy consumption of the appliance.

When cleaning the metal grille, make sure that the pipework and other components do not get broken or damaged in any way.

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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.

What to do if . . .

. . . the appliance does not get cool.

^ Check whether the appliance has been switched on. The temperature display must be lit up.

^ Check that the plug is correctly inserted into the socket and switched on.

^ Check that the fuse is not defective and the mains fuse has not tripped. If it has there could be a fault with the household electrical wiring, the freezer or another electrical appliance. Contact a qualified electrician or Miele.

. . . the temperature inside the appliance is too low.

^ Select a warmer temperature.

^ The Super freeze function is still switched on.

. . . the compressor is switching in too frequently and for too long.

^ Check whether the ventilation gaps have been covered over or become dusty.

^ Check whether the metal grille (heat exchanger) at the back of the appliance has 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.

. . . the compressor runs continuously.

To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required.

. . . 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 frozen food is thawing because the freezer is too warm.

^ Is the room temperature lower than the ambient temperature for which the appliance is designed?

If so, raise the temperature of the room.

Operating in a room which is too cold will cause the cooling system to switch off for too long, causing the freezer to become too warm.

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Problem solving guide

. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm off sensor flashes.

The temperature in the freezer is too warm, because

^ the door has been opened too frequently, or large amounts of fresh food have been put in at once for freezing.

^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.

^ there has been a lengthy interruption to the power supply.

Once the problem has been resolved and the temperature has reached the correct level again, the alarm sensor will go out and the alarm will stop.

. . . a bar is lit up or flashing in the temperature display.

Check the temperature display about

6 hours after switching on the appliance. Only temperatures within the range the appliance can display will be shown.

. . . "nA" appears in the temperature display.

The temperature has risen too high at some point during the last couple of days because of a power cut.

^ Touch the alarm off sensor whilst "nA" is lit up in the display.

The temperature display will show the warmest temperature recorded in the appliance during the power cut.

Depending on the temperature displayed, you should check the condition of 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 warmest temperature will show in the display for about 1 minute. The current temperature in the freezer will then show in the display again.

. . . " _F" shows in the temperature display.

There is a fault. Call the Service

Department.

. . . you cannot switch the appliance off.

The safety lock has been activated.

. . . "dn" appears in the temperature display.

The demonstration function is activated.

^ Call the Service Department.

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Problem solving guide

. . . there is a build-up of frost on the front panel of the frost-free system.

This is not a fault. Droplets of condensate have settled on it and frozen. This may have been caused by one of the following:

^ The appliance door has been opened frequently or left open for a while.

^ A large quantity of fresh food has been placed in the appliance at once.

^ There has been an increase in the humidity in the room.

Keep the door closed as much as possible so that the Frost Free system has a chance to melt the ice droplets automatically.This may take several days.

. . . food has frozen together.

Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon handle or plastic scraper, to prise it apart carefully.

. . . the interior lighting is not working.

^ Was the door left open for too long?

The lighting switches itself off automatically after approx. 15 minutes if the door is left open.

If this is not the case, then the LED lighting is defective.

^ Call the Service Department.

The LED lighting may only be repaired or replaced by a service technician.

There are live electrical components under the cover. Danger of injury and damage.

Do not remove the cover. If the cover is damaged or needs to be removed due to damage, exercise

caution. There are lasers in the lighting (laser beam class 1M) which you should avoid looking at directly.

Do not use optical instruments

(magnifying glass or similar) to look at the lighting either.

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.

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Noises

Normal noises

Brrrrr...

Blubb, blubb....

Click....

Sssrrrrr....

Creak ...

What causes them

Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.

A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.

Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the motor on and off.

On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.

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

Rattling, vibrating

What causes them, and what can you do about them

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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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.

After Sales / Guarantee

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Electrical connection

Electrical connection U.K.

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 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. It must not be located behind the appliance. 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.

If the connection cable has to be replaced, this must be done by a suitably qualified and competent person.

Do not plug other appliances in behind this appliance

Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)

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).

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

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Installation

Do not place any appliance which gives off heat, such as a toaster, mini-oven or double burner hob, on top of this appliance There is the danger of these catching fire.

This appliance has side-wall heating and can be installed side-by-side with another refrigeration appliance.

Please ask your supplier for details of suitable appliances.

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.

When installing the appliance please be aware:

– The socket must be easily accessible in an emergency, not concealed behind the appliance.

– The plug and cable must not touch the rear of the appliance as they could be damaged by vibrations from the appliance.

– Do not plug in other appliances behind this appliance.

Important. In environments with

high humidity condensation can build up on the exterior of the appliance. This can cause corrosion of the appliance walls. For prevention, it is advisable to install the appliance with sufficient ventilation in a dry and /or air-conditioned room.

Make sure that the appliance door is closing and sealing properly, the ventilation gaps are not covered and the appliance is installed in accordance with these installation instructions.

Climate range

The appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range. The climate range of the appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance.

Climate range

SN

N

ST

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Ambient room temperature

+ 10 to +32 °C

+16 to +32 °C

+16 to +38 °C

+16 to +43 °C

+10 to +38 °C

+10 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 frozen food deteriorating and going off.

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Installation

Ventilation

Air at the back of the appliance gets warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation, the air inlet and outlet must not be covered or blocked in any way. They should be dusted on a regular basis.

Appliances with wall spacers supplied

The wall spacers supplied with some appliances must be used in order to achieve declared energy consumption values. Appliance depth is increased by approx. 35 mm with the wall spacers fitted. If the wall spacers are not used, this does not influence the functionality of the appliance. Energy consumption is only minimally increased if there is little distance between the appliance and the wall.

Installation

^ Remove the cable clip from the back of the appliance.

^ Check that all parts at the back of the appliance are unhindered. Carefully remove any hindrance.

^ Carefully push the appliance into position.

^ Position the appliance with the wall spacers (if used) or the back close to the wall.

Aligning the appliance

^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet using the spanner supplied.

^ Fit the wall spacers onto the back of the appliance on the top left and right.

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Stainless steel appliances

^ If necessary, also align the two rear adjusting devices a using socket wrench b.

Turn the adjusting device clockwise to raise the appliance up at the back.

Levelling the appliance door

^ Ensure that you unscrew adjusting foot c from the hinge plate until it sits on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by a further 90°.

Installation

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Installation

Appliance dimensions

FN 14827 S,

FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)

A

1850 mm

B

600 mm

C

630 mm*

* Dimensions without wall spacers fitted. Appliance depth is increased by approx.

35 mm with the supplied wall spacers fitted.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

To avoid a build-up of condensation and resultant damage, refrigerators and freezers should not normally be installed side-by-side.

However, this appliance has side wall heating, and can be installed side-by-side with certain other Miele appliances.

Your dealer will be able to advise you on which models are suitable.

^ Place the two appliances as close as possible to their final position so that they can be aligned for any unevenness in the floor. The back of the appliances still needs to be kept accessible to complete the installation.

Instructions for moving the appliances once they have been joined

Installing the appliances

Two people are needed to install the appliances side-by-side.

Warning. Risk of damage when moving the appliances once they have been joined together as they are very heavy.

Moving them incorrectly can cause dents. Carefully observe the instructions on how to move the appliances.

^ The freezer or fridge-freezer must be installed to the left of any refrigerator when viewed from the front. The side wall heating in the right-hand wall of the freezer or fridge-freezer is insulated to prevent the build-up of condensation between the two appliances.

^ To move the appliances always hold them by the outer front corners.

^ Push the left and then the right corners alternately.

– If the joined appliances are directly in front of the niche:

^ Carefully push the two appliances back into their final position.

– If the joined appliances have to be taken out of their niche:

^ Hold the bottom third section and pull the appliances straight forwards.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

Joining the two appliances together

The following fixing parts are supplied:

^ Before starting, peel off any protective foil from the appliance casing.

Installation steps at the front of the appliances

^ Use spanner r supplied to screw in feet (for supporting the appliance doors) a completely. They must not come in contact with the floor.

^ Fit covers a to the four front feet.

The following tools are supplied: r SW 10 spanner q SW2 allen key (supplied with stainless steel appliances for adjusting the height of the hinge plate)

You will also need the following:

– Spirit level

– Cordless screwdriver

– TX 25 screwdriver

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^ Place the appliances next to one another so that the fronts are aligned, leaving a gap of 10 mm between them.

Installing in a side-by-side combination

^ Remove covers b at the top.

Attaching the connecting plate will align the appliances in height and depth. If one of the appliances is higher than the other, start with the higher appliance:

^ Loosely screw connecting plate c to one of the appliances using two screws d.

^ Push connecting plate c until the middle ridge of the plate touches the side of the appliance.

^ Now tighten both screws d.

^ Secure connecting plate c to the other appliance. To do this push the appliances together or apart a little, as necessary.

^ Remove the two covers e from the bottom of the appliances.

^ Remove screw f, if present. This screw is no longer required.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

Attaching the connecting panel will align the appliances in depth.

If one of the appliances protrudes further forward than the other, start with the further forward appliance:

Installation steps at the back of the appliances

^ Position the connecting panel g so that the vertical slots are on the side of the panel which will be attached to an appliance first. Attach it loosely with two screws h.

^ Push connecting panel g until the central stay on the bracket touches the side of the appliance.

^ Now tighten both screws h.

^ Secure connecting panel g to the other appliance. To do this push the appliances together a little, as necessary.

^ Fit connecting bracket i onto the top of the sides in the middle.

^ Fit connecting piece j into the relevant gap below.

^ Tighten connecting piece j using screw k supplied.

Warning: Do not drill a hole in the appliance for this screw.

To avoid vibrations, the connecting bracket, connecting piece and screw must not touch the pipework at the back of the appliances.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

Installation steps at the front of the appliances

^ Screw in middle feet c completely.

They must not come in contact with the floor.

^ Align the joined appliances using outer feet b.

Adjust the feet (see also "Installation aligning the appliance"):

– at the front:

Align the feet using spanner r supplied.

– at the back:

Use a screwdriver to align the feet with the adjusting device.

Turn the adjusting device clockwise to raise the appliance up at the back.

^ Position the front of the long stainless steel trim l in the gap, making sure that it is located above the connecting panel g.

Pressing both ridges along the trim together as you do so makes it easier to fit the trim into the gap.

^ Carefully work stainless steel trim l into the gap. Use a soft cloth to do this to avoid denting the trim.

^ Carefully remove the protective foil from the stainless steel trim.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

^ Connect both appliances to the electricity supply as described in the operating instructions supplied with the appliances.

^ Appliances with an ice cube maker:

Connect the appliance to the mains water supply as described in the operating instructions supplied with it.

^ Push short trim m into the gap at the top of the appliances. Make sure that the front edge of the trim sits flush up against the edge of connecting plate c.

^ Fit cover n between the control panels. Make sure that the outer edges of the cover are flush with the control panels. The cover can be pulled out to adjust it to the right size.

Warning. Risk of damage when moving the appliances once they have been joined together as they are very heavy.

Moving them incorrectly can cause dents. Carefully observe the instructions on how to move the appliances.

^ Carefully push the two appliances back into their final position.

^ If necessary align the height of the appliances again using outer feet b.

^ Unscrew middle feet c until they are on the floor.

^ Support the appliance doors with foot a on the hinge plate: Unscrew foot a until it sits on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by a further 90°.

^ Fit cover o to the bottom of the fronts of the appliances.

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Installing in a side-by-side combination

Aligning the appliance door

Stainless steel appliances

(height adjustable door)

The height of the appliance door can be aligned using the bottom hinge plate:

Align the handles on both doors, if necessary. See "Changing the door hinging".

^ Unscrew threaded pin p by a maximum of one turn using allen key q supplied.

^ Adjust the height of the hinge pin using spanner r supplied.

To raise the door: turn clockwise

To lower the door: turn anti-clockwise.

The hinge pin is screwed in completely when the appliance is delivered.

^ Tighten threaded pin p.

The hinge pin is now fixed in position again.

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Changing the door hinging

To change the door hinging you will

need the following tools:

Two people are needed for changing the door hinging.

Removing the door handle

^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side section b slides back.

^ Pull side section b firmly back out of the guides on the mounting plate.

^ Undo the 4 screws (TX 15) in the mounting plate, and remove the handle.

^ Remove the cover caps from the opposite side, and fit them into the empty holes.

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Changing the door hinging

Removing the soft-close door mechanism

The soft-close door mechanism is at the bottom of the door.

^ Open the door.

^ Fit restraining clip b (supplied with the appliance) onto soft-close mechanism c.

The restraining clip stops the hinge from snapping shut. Do not remove the clip until told to do so.

^ Carefully remove cover d from the side using a flat-bladed screwdriver.

^ With the help of another person, tip the appliance back slightly.

^ Remove panel a from the soft-close mechanism by inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver into the gap from above and easing it off bit by bit.

Take care not to damage the door seal.

If the door seal is damaged, the door will not close properly and cooling will be impaired.

^ Push hinge pin e up and out from underneath.

The soft-close mechanism is now no longer fixed to the appliance.

^ Remove panel a.

^ Slide panel a towards the appliance, and leave it hanging between the door and the appliance.

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Changing the door hinging

Changing over the door

^ Close the door.

^ Slide soft-close mechanism bracket f as far as it will go towards the handle side of the door, and undo screws g on the soft-close mechanism.

^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, slide the soft-close door mechanism towards the handle side of the door, and lever it out at the side.

^ Then place it to one side.

^ Remove cover a by sliding it forwards from the back and then lifting it off.

^ Remove cover b by pulling it upwards.

Caution. The appliance door is not secure once the hinge plate has been removed.

^ Loosen screws d in upper hinge plate c and pull it upwards and off.

^ Carefully lift the door off and place it to one side.

^ Gently loosen cover e by carefully inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver into the gap from below.

^ Remove cover e together with retaining plate f.

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^ Then separate retaining plate f from cover e, by pushing it slightly to the left and then pulling the cover forwards and off.

^ Rotate retaining plate f by 180°.

^ Then fit cover e from the front over retaining plate f, and slide it over to the right. The writing must be visible.

^ Remove cover g, rotate it by 180° and fit it to the opposite side.

^ Then fit cover e together with retaining plate f on the opposite side.

Changing the door hinging

^ Remove cap h from the bearing bush in the door and refit on the opposite side.

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Changing the door hinging

Changing over the hinge brackets

Important! The height of the door on stainless steel appliances can be adjusted.

Please read the relevant instructions.

The instructions are the same for all appliances from "Fitting the appliance door".

A. White appliances

(door not height adjustable)

^ Rotate cover g by 180°, and fit it into the holes on the other side.

^ Screw hinge plate f into position on the opposite side using the two outer long slots only. To make it possible to align the door later, do not replace the centre screw at this stage.

^ Important. Screw the adjustable foot c into hinge pin a as far as it will go.

^ Refit hinge pin a together with disc b and adjustable foot c. Important.

The notch at the bottom of the hinge pin should face towards the back.

B. Stainless steel appliances

(height adjustable door)

^ Pull hinge pin a together with disc b and adjustable foot c upwards and off.

^ Remove cover cap d.

^ Undo screws e and take hinge plate f off.

^ Unscrew part i from hinge plate f, rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole on the opposite side of the hinge plate.

^ Refit cover cap d in the other hole.

^ Remove cover g.

^ Unscrew and remove screw h and refit it into the outer hole of the opposite side.

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^ Unscrew threaded pin d by one turn using the allen key supplied.

^ Pull hinge pin a together with disc b and adjustable foot c upwards and off.

^ Remove cover cap e.

^ Undo screws f and take hinge plate g off.

^ Refit cover cap d in the other hole.

Changing the door hinging

^ Unscrew part i from hinge plate g, rotate it by 180° and refit into the hole on the opposite side of the hinge plate.

^ Refit cover cap e in the other hole.

^ Unscrew threaded pin d fully using the allen key supplied.

^ Fit the threaded pin d into hinge plate on the opposite side, until it is flush with the hinge plate.

^ The end must protrude sufficiently through the hinge pin hole such that the guide on the hinge pin will fit over it later on (see following illustration).

^ Remove cover h.

^ Unscrew and remove screw i and refit it into the outer hole of the opposite side.

^ Rotate cover h by 180°, and fit it into the holes on the other side.

^ Screw hinge plate g into position on the opposite side using the two outer long slots only. To make it possible to align the door later, do not replace the centre screw at this stage.

^ Important. Screw the adjustable foot c into hinge pin a as far as it will go.

^ Refit the hinge pin a together with disc b and adjustable foot c such that the guide on the end of the pin fits over the threaded pin. Then tighten it.

^ Then tighten threaded pin d.

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Changing the door hinging

To refit the door Replacing the soft-close door mechanism

^ Place the door onto hinge pin c from above.

^ Close the door.

^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite side and secure it with screws d.

^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite sides.

^ Align the door with the appliance housing using the outer long slots in the lower hinge plate. Then tighten the screws.

^ Remove cover a from panel b, rotate it by 180° and refit it on the other side.

^ Insert the soft-close mechanism back into the door, starting at the right hand side.

^ Slide the soft-close mechanism back into the door as far as it will go towards the appliance using a flat-headed screwdriver.

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The screw holes on the left and right must line up perfectly.

^ First fix the soft-close mechanism onto the appliance side, then onto the handle side c, pushing it firmly towards the appliance.

Changing the door hinging

^ Attach panel b to soft-close mechanism bracket d.

^ Align bracket d to the hinge plate, and insert pin e from above so that the right angle fits into the recess.

^ Click cover f back into place.

Make sure that cover f fits properly so that the door can be closed without hindrance and the pin is protected.

^ Remove retaining clip g.

^ Replace panel b onto the soft-close mechanism from above, clicking it back into place first at the bottom and then at the top.

^ Close the door.

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Changing the door hinging

Refitting the handle

Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when you refit the handle. The door seal will be damaged if the handle is fitted incorrectly.

It is important to check that the side section of the handle d does not come into contact with the door seal when opening the door, as this would damage the door seal permanently.

If, after you have refitted the handle, you find that the side section does touch the door seal when the door is opened:

^ Realign mounting plate c with grub screws a until the mounting plate and the side section of the handle d are at the correct angle and the side section does not touch the door seal when the door is opened.

^ Loosely attach the handle to the opposite side of the door with the two front screws b.

Mounting plate c must be positioned on the side of the door so that when the door is closed it is flush with the side of the appliance.

If this is not the case,

^ tighten both grub screws a with a suitable allen key until mounting plate c lines up correctly.

^ Then tighten all 4 screws b.

^ Slide the side section of the handle d into the guides on the mounting plate until it clicks into place.

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The appliance door can be aligned to the housing using the outer long slots in the lower hinge plate.

In the following illustration the door is not shown in the closed position to make it easier to see what you have to do.

Aligning the appliance door

^ Remove centre screw a from the hinge plate.

^ Slightly loosen both outer screws b.

^ Align the door by sliding the hinge plate to the left or right.

^ Then tighten screws b again. Screw a does not need to be used again.

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Building in the appliance

* The appliance depth is increased by approx. 35 mm for appliances with wall spacers fitted.

a Top box b Appliance c Housing unit d Wall

The appliance can be installed in a kitchen run. To match the height of the rest of the kitchen, the appliance can be fitted with a suitable top box a.

A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm depth must be allowed for behind the appliance across the entire width of the top box for air to circulate.

The cross section of the air outlet under the room ceiling must be at least

300 cm 2 to ensure that air can circulate without hindrance. Otherwise the appliance has to work harder, resulting in an increase in electricity consumption.

The air inlet and outlet must not be covered or blocked in any way.

They should be dusted on a regular basis.

When built into a kitchen run (max.

depth 580 mm) the appliance can be installed directly next to a kitchen furniture housing unit. The appliance door will protrude in front of furniture fronts at the sides by 34 mm* and by

55 mm* in the middle of the door. This enables the doors to be opened and shut without being obstructed.

When installed next to a wall d a distance of approx. 55 mm must be maintained on the hinge side between the wall d and the appliance b, so that the doors and the handles have sufficient space for opening.

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Alteration rights reserved / 5112

FN 14827 S, FN 14827 S ed/cs (-1)

M.-Nr. 09 549 030 / 00

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Key Features

  • Stainless steel Freestanding 276 L
  • 119 L 4* 14 kg/24h
  • 381 kWh 42 dB

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