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Operating and installation instructions

Freezer

F 4457 S

To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential to read these operating instructions before it is installed or used for the first time.

G

M.-Nr. 06 189 640

Contents

Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Temperature selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Switching on the alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Super freeze. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Storing frozen food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Marker system for frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Metal grille at the back of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Contents

Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Description of the appliance

a Alarm off button and indicator light b Temperature display c Super freeze button and indicator light d On-Off and temperature selector dial e Freezer drawers with freezer calendar f Marker system for frozen food

4 g Outlet guide for defrosting

Caring for the environment

Disposal of packing material

The transport and protective packing has been selected from materials which are environmentally friendly for disposal and can normally 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!

Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure that they are recycled.

Disposal of your old appliance

Old appliances contain materials which can be reclaimed or recycled. Please contact your dealer, your local waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling schemes.

Take care not to damage the pipework at the back of the appliance 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.

Ensure that the appliance presents no danger to children while being stored for disposal.

See the appropriate section in the

Warning and Safety instructions.

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Warning and Safety instructions

This apppliance complies with all relevant legal safety requirements.

Improper use can, however, present a risk of both personal injury and material damage.

To avoid risk of accidents and damage to the appliance, read the operating instructions carefully before installation and before using for the first time. They contain important notes on the installation, safety, operation and care of the appliance.

Keep these operating instructions in a safe place and pass them on to any future user.

Correct use

This appliance is intended for domestic use only, to store deep frozen food, freeze fresh food, and to make ice.

Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by incorrect or improper use of the appliance.

This appliance is not a toy! To avoid the risk of injury, do not allow children to play on or near it, or to play with the controls. Supervise its use by the elderly or infirm.

Technical safety

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 environmentally friendly 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 fires 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.

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 room space is required. The amount of coolant in the appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance.

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Warning and Safety instructions

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 risk of damage to the appliance.

Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.

The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when continuity is complete between it and an effective earthing system, which complies with local and national safety regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is present and regularly tested. Where there is any doubt, the household wiring system should be inspected by a qualified electrician.

The manufacturer cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate earthing system (e.g. electric shock).

Safe operation of the appliance is only assured if it has been installed and connected in accordance with these operating and installation instructions.

This equipment may only be used in mobile installations such as ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk assessment of the installation has been carried out by a suitably qualified engineer.

Installation work, maintenance and repairs may only be carried out by suitably qualified and competent persons to ensure safety.

Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous and the manufacturer will not be held liable.

Ensure current is not supplied to the appliance while maintenance or repair work is being carried out.

The appliance is only completely isolated from the electricity supply when:

– it has been switched off at the socket and the plug has been withdrawn.

– the fuse from the fused spur connection unit is withdrawn, or

– the screw-out fuse is removed (in countries where this is applicable).

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).

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 appliance guarantee.

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Warning and Safety instructions

Use

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

Do not take ice cubes out with your bare hands and never place ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth straight from the freezer.

The very low temperature of the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the lips and tongue.

Do not allow children to play with the appliance, for example to climb inside the drawers or to swing on the door.

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.

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. To avoid the risk of food poisoning, follow the instructions given on the food manufacturer's packaging on the storage conditions required, as well as the "use by" date.

Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Thermostats switching on may produce sparks which could present a fire hazard. Flammable compounds could explode.

Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or liquids which could freeze in the freezer. The cans or bottles could explode.

Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.

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

Do not use sharp edged objects to

– remove frost and ice,

– separate frozen foods or remove ice trays.

They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to the appliance.

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

Do not block the ventilation grilles 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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Warning and Safety instructions

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, will lead to the appliance switching off for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the required temperature.

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 the build-up of gases and pose a danger to health.

Never use a steam-cleaning appliance to defrost or clean this appliance. Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and cause a short circuit.

Disposal of your old appliance

Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or lock unusable.

This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking themselves in and endangering their lives.

Before disposing of your old appliance, unplug it and render the plug useless. Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance and at the plug to prevent misuse.

Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting disposal, e.g. by

– puncturing the refrigerant channels in the evaporator.

– bending any pipework.

– scratching the surface coating.

Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes.

The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.

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How to save energy

normal energy consumption

In a ventilated room.

increased energy consumption

In an enclosed, unventilated room.

Installation

Protected from direct sunlight.

Not situated near to a heat source

(radiator, oven).

Where the ambient room temperature is ideal at approx.

20°C.

Temperature setting with With a medium setting of 2 to 3.

In direct sunlight.

Situated near to a heat source

(radiator, oven).

Where there is a high ambient room temperature.

a thermostat which is approximate

(set in stages).

Temperature setting with Cellar section 8 to 12°C a thermostat which is exact to the degree

(digital display).

Use

Defrosting

Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C

StayFresh zone approx. 0°C

Freezer section -18°C

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

Store food in an organised way.

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

Store food covered or packaged.

With a high setting: The lower the compartment temperature, 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.

Frequent opening of the door for long periods will cause a loss of coldness.

If food is not stored in an organised way, searching for an item will mean the door is open for longer.

Placing hot food in the appliance will cause the compressor to run for a long time, as the appliance will have to work harder to lower the temperature.

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 sections to allow air to circulate.

Defrost the freezer section when a layer of ice one centimetre thick has built up.

A layer of ice hinders the cold from reaching the frozen food, and causes an increase in energy consumption.

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Switching on and off

Before using for the first time

^ Clean the inside of the appliance and the accessories with warm water and a little washing up liquid, and then dry with a soft cloth.

Cool pack

Place the cool pack in the top 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.

Important:

To ensure the correct functioning of the appliance, let it stand for between ½ and 1 hour after transporting it to its final location before connecting it to the mains.

Switching on

Switching off

^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in an anti-clockwise direction back to the "0" position.

All indicator lights go out and the cooling process is switched 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 light will flash. It will go out when the temperature in the freezer is cold enough.

Allow the appliance to run for a few hours before placing food in it. This will ensure that the temperature is sufficiently low.

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,

^ switch off at the wall socket and withdraw the plug,

^ 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, mould and odours are likely to build up inside the appliance.

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The correct temperature

It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the appliance. Micro-organisms will cause food which is not stored at the correct temperature to deteriorate rapidly.

Temperature influences the growth rate of these micro-organisms. Reducing the temperature reduces their growth rate.

To freeze fresh food and to store frozen food for a long time, a temperature colder than -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.

Temperature selection

The temperature is set with the temperature dial.

^ Using a coin, turn the dial in a clockwise direction away from the "0" position.

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.

If you want the temperature in the freezer to be -18 °C,

^ turn the temperature dial clockwise from 0 until -18 lights up on the control panel.

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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 temperature dial determines the range of temperatures the appliance recognises as too warm.

The alarm will sound and the indicator light will flash,

– if the freezer door has been left open for a while, e.g. in order to load, to re-arrange or to take food out.

– when freezing large amounts of food at once.

– if there has been a lengthy interruption to the power supply.

Switching on the alarm system

The alarm system is always active. It does not have to be switched on manually.

Switching the alarm off early

Once the set temperature range has been reached in the freezer, the alarm switches off and the indicator light goes out. However, if the noise disturbs you, you can turn the alarm off before this if you wish.

^ Press the alarm off button.

The alarm will stop. The indicator light lights up constantly and only goes out when the set temperature range has been reached. The alarm system is then ready should it be needed again.

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Super freeze

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.

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 .

Food which takes a long time to freeze will lose more water from its cells, which then shrink.

During the defrosting process, only some of this water is reabsorbed by the cells; the rest collects around the food.

In practice this means that the food loses a large degree of its moisture.

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.

^ Press the Super freeze button. The

Super freeze indicator light will come on.

The coldest temperature in the temperature display on the control panel will light up and the appliance works at full power to lower the temperature.

Super freeze

Switch the Super freeze function on before putting fresh food into the freezer.

Exceptions:

– when putting in food that is already frozen.

– when freezing up to 1 kg fresh food daily.

Switching Super freeze off

The Super freeze function will switch off automatically after approx. 65 hours.

The indicator light goes out and the appliance continues running at normal power.

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.

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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".

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 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.

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 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.

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Freezing and storing food

– 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.

^ Make a note of the contents and the date of freezing on the packaging.

Before placing food in the freezer

^ When freezing more than 2 kg of fresh food, switch on the Super freeze function for some time before placing the food in the freezer (see

"Super freeze").

Placing food in the freezer

Food to be frozen can be placed anywhere in the freezer. Large quantities can be placed directly on to the evaporator plates to freeze the food quickly. To do this first take out one or several freezer drawers.

Each drawer and evaporator plate can be loaded with a maximum of

25 kg.

^ Place the food flat in the bottom of the drawers or on the evaporator 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.

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.

Freezer bags may also be sealed using home heat sealing kits.

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Freezing and storing food

Freezer calendar

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

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

Marker system for frozen food

Markers serve as a reminder of how long food has been stored.

Each freezer drawer has two slide markers with dials. The months are represented on the dials as 1 - 12.

^ Slide the markers onto the guide runners on the edge of the drawers.

Use the markers to indicate the type of food being frozen, and turn the dials to the appropriate number to indicate the month the food was first placed in the freezer.

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 a refrigerator,

– 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.

Fruit should be defrosted at room temperature in its packing, 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.

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

Ice cubes Freezer tray

(depending on model)

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

^ Press down the release button on the ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Any excess will flow out through the outlet.

^ Now pull the release button up to seal the ice cube tray. Place the tray 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.

^ Space the food out loosely on the tray.

^ Hang the tray in one of the upper freezer drawers.

Leave 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.

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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 upper drawer directly on top of food 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.

If there is a power cut, place the cool pack directly on top of the frozen food in the upper 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.

Freezing and storing food

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Defrosting

In normal use ice and frost will form on the evaporator plates. If allowed to accumulate, this will impair the efficiency of the freezer and increase the consumption of electricity.

Do not scrape ice and frost off the evaporator plates as this can damage the evaporator plates and the freezer making it unusable.

The freezer should be defrosted from time to time. It must be defrosted if a layer of ice approx. 5 mm thick has accumulated. It is best to defrost when only very little food or no food at all is left in the freezer.

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.

^ Switch the appliance off by turning the On/Off dial to the "0" position and switch off at the wall socket.

^ Open the appliance door.

Before defrosting

^ Switch on the super freeze function approx. 24 hours 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 on top of cool packs until the freezer is ready for use again.

^ Take all freezer drawers out of the freezer.

^ Open out the outlet guide for defrosted water.

^ Place a suitable container in front of the appliance and direct the outlet guide into it. Any defrosted water will then collect in the container.

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Defrosting

To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot water (not boiling) can be placed in the appliance.

We do not recommend the use of hot air blowers such as hairdryers for defrosting your freezer.

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 could contain substances which could damage the plastic parts and which may cause the build up of gases and pose a danger to health.

After defrosting

^ Empty the container.

^ Mop up any residual water still in the freezer with a sponge or absorbent cloth.

^ Clean the freezer and then dry it thoroughly.

^ Fold the outlet guide back into position.

^ Close the door and then switch the freezer on.

^ Switch on the super freeze function so that the freezer section can get down to temperature quickly.

The Super freeze indicator light will come on.

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

^ The super freeze function can be switched off once a constant temperature of -18°C has been reached. The super freeze indicator light will go out.

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Cleaning and care

Never use cleaning agents containing abrasive substances such as sand, soda, acids or chemical solvents.

"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are also unsuitable as they can cause matt areas to appear.

^ After cleaning, wipe the outer casing, 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.

Make sure that water cannot get into the electronic unit or into the ventilation gaps.

E-Cloth

^ A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts

Department which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals.

Do not use use steam cleaning apparatus to clean the appliance.

Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and cause a short circuit.

Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories

Use warm water with a little washing up liquid. Wash all accessories by hand only. Do not wash in a dishwasher.

Door handle

Aluminium is affected by the way that light falls on it, by the surrounding environment and by the angle you observe it from.

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

^ Clean the appliance immediately after defrosting it.

^ Switch the appliance off, switch off at the wall socket and remove the plug.

Take any food out of the appliance and store it in a suitable cool place

(e.g. cool-box or another freezer).

Remove all the freezer drawers from the appliance.

The aluminium coloured handle may suffer discolouration or damage if soiling is left on it for too long.

Remove any soiling straight away.

Warning: The handle is susceptible to scratches and abrasion.

In addition to the cleaning agents mentioned previously, you should also avoid

– stainless steel cleaners,

– cleaning agents containing descaling agents,

– cleaning agents containing chloride,

– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.

powder cleaners and cream cleaners,

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Cleaning and care

– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers or sponges which have been previously used with abrasive cleaning agents,

– diswasher detergent.

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.

After cleaning

^ Close the appliance door, insert the plug in the socket and switch the appliance back on.

^ Switch on the Super freeze function so that the freezer can cool down quickly.

The indicator light will come on.

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

^ Switch off Super freeze by pressing the super freeze button when the temperature in the freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.

The indicator light will go out.

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

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 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 accordance with local and national safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.

Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting the Service

Department.

What to do if . . .

. . . the appliance does not get cool.

^ Make sure that the temperature dial is not pointing to the "0" position.

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

^ Check that the fuse is not defective and that the mains fuse has not blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.

^ 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 have been covered over or become too dusty.

^ Check whether the metal grille (heat exchanger) at the rear 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.

^ Check whether a thick layer of ice has built up. If it has, then the freezer will need defrosting.

. . . 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 selector to a setting closer to "0".

. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm indicator light flashes.

The temperature has risen above the setting on the temperature dial because

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

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

^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.

Once the problem has been resolved the alarm indicator light will go out and the alarm will stop.

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. . . the alarm indicator light and the temperature display are both flashing at the same time.

There is a fault. Call the Service

Department.

. . . the Super freeze indicator light does not light up although the appliance is working.

^ The indicator light is defective. 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.

^ 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.

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Noises

Normal noises

Brrrrr...

Blubb, blubb....

Click....

Sssrrrrr....

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.

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

– The Miele Service Department (see back cover for address).

When contacting your Dealer or the

Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance. This information is given on the data plate.

Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded to improve our service.

Service Department

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Electrical connection

Electrical connection U.K.

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. The fuse rating is 13 amps.

All electrical work should be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.

Connection should be made via a fused plug and suitable switched socket which is easily accessible.

For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device

(RCD) with a trip current of 30 mA

(in accordance with DIN VDE 0664,

VDE 0100, Section 739).

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).

The appliance must not be connected to an inverter and must not be used with a plug adapter as these can cause damage to the appliance’s electronic unit.

Important

The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Green/yellow = earth

Blue = neutral

Brown = live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol

( z) or coloured green or green and yellow.

The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.

The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.

WARNING

THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE

EARTHED

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Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)

If this machine is fitted with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies:

If the socket outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied with this product, it must be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted.

The fuse carrier and the fuse should be removed from the old plug and disposed of. The old plug should then be disposed of and on no account be inserted into any socket elsewhere in the house (electric shock hazard).

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.

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Installation

Do not place any appliance which gives off heat, such as a toaster or microwave oven, on top of this appliance, as this would increase the appliance's energy consumption.

Ventilation

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

Location

This 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.

Installation

^ Remove any cable clips from the back of the appliance.

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

^ Carefully push the appliance into position. The appliance can be placed directly against a wall.

Aligning the appliance

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 this appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance.

Climate range

SN

N

ST

T

SN-ST

SN-T

Ambient room temperature

+10 °C to +32 °C

+16 °C to +32 °C

+18 °C to +38 °C

+18 °C to +43 °C

+10 °C to +38 °C

+10 °C to +43 °C

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

The appliance will function perfectly down to an ambient temperature of

+5 °C.

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Changing the door hinging

The appliance is supplied left hand hinged. If right hand door hinging is required, follow the instructions below.

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

Removing the door handle:

First the side section of the handle must be removed:

Changing over the door:

^ Open the appliance door.

^ Pull door handle a towards you. Side section b slides back, creating a gap d between side section b and mounting plate c.

^ Place a suitable object (e.g. a spoon handle) in gap d, and slowly lever the handle towards the door.

Be careful not to let the "spoon handle" slip, causing damage to the appliance.

^ Use a screwdriver to lever plinth a out, then pull it forwards and out.

^ Use a screwdriver to remove cover b, then close the door.

^ Remove screw c completely.

^ Pull door support d together with hinge pin e downwards, then tilt it forwards and take it off.

The side section b can now be removed.

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

^ Loosen the 4 screws (Torx 15) in the mounting plate, and remove the handle.

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Changing the door hinging

In the following illustration the door is not shown in the closed position to make it easier to see what happens next.

^ Open the door, tilt it downwards and take it off. Take care not to lose washer a.

^ Using a screwdriver remove covers b from the front.

^ Unscrew upper hinge pin c using the spanner supplied and refit on the opposite side.

^ Put covers b back on again from behind and then push them firmly into place from the front.

^ Remove spacer d with a screwdriver and refit it on the opposite side.

^ Remove plug e from the door bearing bush in the door and refit on the opposite side.

^ Hang the door in hinge pin c

(remember to use washer a), then close the door.

^ Turn door support b around, pull hinge pin a out, and refit on the opposite side.

^ Fit both parts into hinge plate f. To do this push hinge pin a through hinge plate f into door support b.

Swing the door support out, push upwards and re-assemble with screw c.

^ Align the door with the appliance housing using the long slot in hinge plate f. Then tighten screw c.

^ Refit plinth fascia d pushing it firmly into position.

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^ With the door open, position cover e in the front of the plinth fascia and push it firmly into position from behind.

Refitting the handle:

^ Loosely screw the handle to the opposite side of the door.

The mounting plate must fit snugly to the door housing. If it doesn't:

Changing the door hinging

^ Tighten the two screws a with the allen key provided as far as they will go.

^ Tighten screws b.

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

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Building in the appliance

600 mm wide appliances can be installed into 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 and top box, if fitted, for air to circulate.

A gap of at least 40 mm is required between the top of the appliance (or top box) and the ceiling 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 b will protrude in front of furniture fronts at the sides by 34 mm and by 51 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 c a distance of approx. 36 mm is needed on the hinge side between the wall and the appliance, so that the door and the handle have sufficient space for opening.

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