Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge

Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge
Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge-freezer
with Dynamic cooling
KFN 9753 iD
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB, HK
M.-Nr. 09 307 880
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To switch the refrigerator section off separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
. . . for the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
. . . in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting the temperature in the refrigerator section / freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature display brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dynamic cooling m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Unpacked meat and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjusting the condiment tray/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Universal container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Moving the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Contents
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Door seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Does your old appliance have a different hinging mechanism? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adjusting the door hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Weight of the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Fitting the furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Description of the appliance
a On/Off button for switching the
refrigerator section on and off
separately
b Refrigerator section temperature
display
c Refrigerator section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
d Super cool button and
indicator light
e Dynamic cooling button and
indicator light
f Safety lock indicator light
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g Master switch for switching
the whole appliance on and off
h Freezer section temperature display
i Freezer section
temperature selector buttons
(+ for warmer; – for colder)
j Super freeze button and indicator
light
k Alarm off button
Description of the appliance
a Dynamic cooling fan
b Butter and cheese compartment
c Bottle rack
d Egg tray/Condiment tray
e Interior lighting
f Adjustable shelves
g Condensate channel and
drain hole
h Universal container
i Fruit and vegetable containers
j Bottle divider
k Bottle shelf
l Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
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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 local and national safety
requirements. Improper use of the
appliance can present a risk of both
personal injury and damage to
property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
contain important notes on the
installation, safety, operation and
care of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation of the
appliance.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless
they are supervised whilst using it, or
have been shown how to use it
correctly by a person responsible for
their safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To
prevent the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play with it, for example to
play with the controls, to climb inside
the drawers or to swing on the door.
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may use
the appliance only if they have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
and by residents in establishments
such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store food as well
as to store deep frozen food, freeze
fresh food and to prepare ice.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
It could be dangerous.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
- disconnect 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 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, and does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything which
creates a spark,
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~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and frequency)
matches the mains electricity supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension
lead. These do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
service technician authorised by the
manufacturer 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.
~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
ship).
~ In areas which may be subject to
infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, play 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.
~ 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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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct 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 refreeze thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
~ Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Do not operate any electrical
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is tightly
closed and stored upright. Danger of
explosion.
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~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer
section. The cans or bottles could
explode. Danger of injury and damage
to the appliance.
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer section, make sure bottles are
not left in for more than one hour,
otherwise they could burst, causing
injury or damage.
~ Observe the "use-by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on the food
manufacturer's packaging regarding
storage conditions and "use-by" dates.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods and remove
ice trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
Disposal of your old appliance
door seals, as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous with time.
~ If storing food which contains a lot of
fat or oil, make sure that it does not
come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress
cracks.
~ Do not block the ventilation gap in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ 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.
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latches
or locks unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
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How to save energy
Installation site
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Near to a heat source (radiator,
oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient room
temperature.
Do not cover the ventilation gaps
and dust them regularly.
Temperature setting
with a thermostat
which is approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
Larder section 8 to 12 °C
Temperature setting
with a thermostat which Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
is exact to the degree
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C
(digital display).
Freezer section -18 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment, the
higher the energy consumption.
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer than
16 °C .
Drawers, shelves and racks
arranged as they were when the
appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when necessary Frequent opening of the door for
and for as short a time as possible. long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
Searching for an item will mean the
door is open for longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Hot food will cause the compressor
to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of
liquids will cause a loss of coldness
in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator
to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
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Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick (maximum)
has built up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim, frames and
panels have a layer of protective foil to
prevent scratching during
transportation.
Switching on
The refrigerator and freezer sections are
switched on together by pressing the
master switch on the right hand side of
the control panel.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from them.
Cleaning and care
^ After removing the protective foil,
treat stainless steel surfaces with the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent supplied with the appliance
(available to re-order from
www.miele-shop.com).
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.
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section lights up, and the
interior lighting comes on when the door
is opened.
Bars light up in the temperature display
for the freezer section.
The appliance starts cooling.
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.
Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer. The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Switching off
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel until
both temperature displays go out.
The cooling system is switched off. If
this does not happen, then the safety
lock has been activated.
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Switching on and off
To switch the refrigerator section off
separately
Activating or de-activating the safety
lock
The refrigerator section can be
switched off without having to switch off
the freezer section. This is useful e.g.
whilst on holiday.
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
^ Press the On/Off button for the
refrigerator section on the left hand
side of the control panel until the
temperature display for the
refrigerator section goes out.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes,
and ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Then press the Super freeze button
again.
; will light up in the display.
To switch the refrigerator section on
again
^ Press the On/Off button on the left
hand side of the control panel again.
The refrigerator section temperature
display lights up. The refrigerator
section will start cooling. The interior
light will come on when the door is
opened.
Safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being switched
off inadvertently.
^ You can now choose between ; 0
and ; 1 by pressing the temperature
selector buttons:
0: the safety lock is de-activated,
1: the safety lock is activated.
^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
The safety lock indicator light X will
light up when the safety lock has been
activated.
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel to
come out of the setting mode.
If you do not do this, the electronics will
switch over to normal operation
automatically after a couple of minutes.
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Switching on and off
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ Switch the appliance off,
^ disconnect it from the mains. Switch
off at the wall and withdraw the plug
from the socket, or disconnect the
mains fuse,
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the doors ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the doors are left
shut there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the
appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly.
Temperature influences the growth rate
of these micro-organisms. Reducing
the temperature reduces their growth
rate.
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 the
appliance,
– 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.
. . . in the freezer section
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. Should the
temperature rise above -10 °C, the
micro-organisms will become active in
the food again so that it cannot be kept
as long. For this reason, partially
defrosted or defrosted food must not be
re-frozen. Food may be re-frozen once
it has been cooked, as the high
temperatures achieved when cooking
destroy most micro-organisms.
Setting the temperature in the
refrigerator section / freezer
section
Use the two buttons underneath the
respective temperature displays to set
the temperature for the refrigerator and
freezer sections.
Press the
. . . for the refrigerator section
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C.
+ button:
– button:
to raise the temperature
(it gets warmer)
to reduce the temperature
(it gets cooler).
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
When pressing the buttons, the
following information shows in the
display:
– When first pressed, the last
temperature selected flashes.
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The correct temperature
– Each subsequent press of the button
adjusts the temperature shown in
1 °C steps.
– Keeping the button pressed in
adjusts the temperature continually.
Approx. 5 seconds after letting go of
the button the current, average
temperature of the refrigerator or
freezer section is automatically shown.
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.
Temperature range
The temperature can be adjusted:
– In the refrigerator section from 2 °C
to 11 °C
– In the freezer section from -16 °C to
-26 °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 displays on the control
panel show the temperature in the
middle of the refrigerator section and
the temperature in the warmest part of
the freezer section.
If the temperatures in the appliance are
not within the range that the appliance
is able to display, bars will flash in the
temperature displays.
The temperature displays flash if
– a different temperature is being set,
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that the appliance is warming up too
much.
This loss of coldness is no cause for
concern in the following circumstances:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, e.g. for removing or storing a
large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature in the
freezer section remains above -18 °C
for a long time, check that the frozen
food has not started to defrost. If it has
started thawing, check that the food is
safe to use and if it is, use it as quickly
as possible.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display brightness
The display goes out when the door is
closed.
The appliance is supplied with the
brightness of the temperature display
set as low as possible. However, if the
door is opened, a setting changed or if
the alarm is sounding, the temperature
display will appear much brighter for
approx. 1 minute.
The level of brightness can be
adjusted:
^ Press and hold the Super freeze
button for approx. 5 seconds.
The Super freeze indicator light flashes
and a ; flashes in the temperature
display.
^ Press one of the temperature selector
buttons repeatedly until ^ appears in
the display.
^ Then press the Super freeze button
again.
^ lights up in the display.
^ You can now adjust the level of
brightness by pressing the
temperature selector buttons. You
can choose from settings 1 to 5:
1: dimmest setting,
5: brightest setting.
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^ Press the Super freeze button to save
the setting.
^ Press the master switch on the right
hand side of the control panel to
come out of the setting mode.
Otherwise the electronics will revert
to normal operation after a couple of
minutes.
Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer section
cannot rise unnoticed and to avoid
energy being wasted if a door is left
open.
Once the set temperature has been
reached in the freezer section, the
alarm switches off and the temperature
display stops flashing and lights up
constantly.
Door alarm
Activating the alarm system
The alarm system is always active. It
does not have to be switched on
manually.
Temperature alarm
If the freezer section temperature
becomes too warm, an alarm will sound
and the freezer section temperature
display and the alarm off indicator light
will flash.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the
appliance recognises as being too
warm.
The alarm will sound and the
temperature display and alarm off
indicator light will flash, for example,
– 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.
The alarm will sound if a door is left
open for more than 60 seconds.
The alarm will stop as soon as the door
is closed.
Switching the alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off early if you wish.
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
The temperature display and the
alarm off indicator light will continue
to flash until the set temperature has
been reached. They then stop
flashing and light up constantly. The
alarm system is now ready should it
be needed again.
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once.
– in the event of a power cut.
If the temperature inside the
appliance is warmer than -18°C for a
longer period of time, check that the
food has not started to thaw or
defrost. If it has, check that it is still
safe to eat, and use it as quickly as
possible.
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Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling
Super cool
Super freeze
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for the faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
^ Press the Super cool button; the
Super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 6 hours.
The indicator light will go out and the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will go out,
and the appliance will continue
running at normal power.
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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.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer
section.
Using Super cool, Super freeze and Dynamic cooling
Switching off Super freeze
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer section, the Super
freeze function will switch off
automatically after approx. 30 to 60
hours. The Super freeze indicator light
will go out and the appliance will
continue running 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
section.
^ Press the Super freeze button. The
Super freeze indicator light will go
out, and the appliance will continue
running at normal power.
Dynamic cooling m
When the Dynamic cooling function is
not switched on, the natural circulation
of air in the appliance will cause
different temperature zones in the
refrigerator as the cold, heavy air will
sink to the lowest section of the
appliance. You should bear this in mind
when placing food in the appliance
(see "Using the refrigerator efficiently").
However, if you are placing a large
amount of food in the refrigerator at any
one time, it is a good idea to switch on
Dynamic cooling. This way you can
distribute the temperature inside the
appliance to all areas more evenly so
that all the food will be chilled to about
the same degree.
The temperature is set as normal with
the temperature control.
– the ambient temperature in the room
is high (above approx. 30 °C), and
– the room humidity level is high.
Switching on Dynamic cooling
^ Press the Dynamic cooling button.
The Dynamic cooling indicator light
will come on.
Switching off Dynamic cooling
^ Press the Dynamic cooling button.
The Dynamic cooling indicator light
will go out.
To save energy, the fan for Dynamic
cooling switches off whilst the door
is open.
Dynamic cooling should also be
selected when:
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
This appliance has Dynamic
cooling, which helps to keep an
even temperature when the fan is
running. When Dynamic cooling is
switched on, the difference between
the various zones is less
pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in a refrigerator is
directly above the vegetable
containers.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy
products,
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– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Danger of explosion.
If storing alcohol with a high
percentage proof, make sure it is
tightly closed, and store upright.
Do not store cooking oil in the
refrigerator door. Traces of oil can
cause stress cracks to occur in the
plastic components in the door.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the refrigerator, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together in the refrigerator. Do not
cover the fan in the rear wall of the
refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
Using the refrigerator efficiently
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration,
as some food is sensitive to cold.
Cucumbers, for example, become
glassy, aubergines bitter and potatoes
sweet. Tomatoes and oranges lose their
aroma, and the peel on citrus fruit
hardens.
Food which should not be stored in a
refrigerator includes:
– pineapple, pomegranate, bananas,
avocado, mangos, papaya, passion
fruit, citrus fruit
– fruit which is not yet ripe
– aubergines/egg plant, cucumbers,
potatoes, peppers/capsicum,
tomatoes, courgettes,
– some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh,
and how long it can be kept in the
refrigerator. Time out of the refrigerator,
e.g. during transportation, should be
kept to a minimum. For example, do not
allow food to stay in a hot car for too
long. Once food has started to
deteriorate, this process cannot be
reversed. As little as two hours outside
the refrigerator can cause food to start
deteriorating.
Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged. This will prevent
food smells from affecting other foods,
food from drying out, and also any
cross-contamination of bacteria. The
growth of bacteria, such as salmonella,
can be avoided by setting the correct
temperature and maintaining good
standards of hygiene.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables may be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
Please be aware that not all types of
fruit and vegetables are suitable for
storing in the same container. Aromas
and flavours can transfer from one type
of food to another (e.g. carrots absorb
the smell and flavour of onions very
easily). Some food also gives off a
natural gas (ethylene) which speeds up
the rate at which other food perishes.
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of
this natural gas are:
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado, figs,
blueberries, melons and beans.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which react strongly to the natural
gases given off by other types of
fruit and vegetables are:
Kiwis, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels
sprouts, mangos, honeydew melons,
apples, apricots, cucumbers,
tomatoes, pears, nectarines and
peaches.
Example: Broccoli should not be
stored with apples, as apples
produce a large amount of natural
gas to which broccoli is very
sensitive. The result is a shorter than
expected storage time for the
broccoli.
Unpacked meat and vegetables
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
should be stored separately. To avoid
any microbiological crosscontamination, these foods may only be
stored together if they are wrapped.
Protein rich foods
Please note that foods rich in protein
deteriorate faster than others.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
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Meat
Meat should be stored unwrapped.
(Undo wrappings slightly to leave meat
loosely covered, and leave containers
open). This permits air to circulate
around the meat, allowing the surface
to dry slightly, which helps prevent the
growth of bacteria. To prevent the risk
of bacterial cross-contamination and
meat deteriorating, do not let one type
of meat come into direct contact with
another type.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
To move the split shelf:
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly until the notch at the side is in
line with the shelf support. It can then
be raised or lowered to the required
level.
The raised edge at the back must face
upwards to prevent food from touching
the back of the appliance and freezing
to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from
being dislodged by mistake.
Split shelf
In order to accommodate tall items in
the appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be
pushed under the rear section.
^ Push the rear half of the glass shelf
up slightly from below.
^ At the same time, pull the front half of
the glass shelf forwards slightly and
then push it carefully under the rear
half.
^ fit the two brackets onto the supports
on either side at the required height,
^ and push the glass shelves in one
after the other.
The shelf with the raised edge must
be at the back.
Fruit and vegetable containers
on rollers
(depending on model)
The fruit and vegetable containers are
pushed in and out on rollers, and can
be completely removed if necessary.
The rollers can also be removed for
cleaning.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the condiment
tray/bottle shelf
^ Lift the tray/shelf up and out of the
stainless steel frame to remove.
Universal container
The universal container can be used
both to store and serve food.
^ Push up the stainless steel frame,
and remove.
^ Replace the frame at the required
height. Ensure that it is securely
pushed back into position.
It consists of a deep tray a and a
shallow tray b. Both trays fit the
stainless steel frame.
If you wish to use the universal
container to serve food,
^ Some stainless steel frames are
easier to remove and replace if you
put your hand behind the back bar of
the frame and lift it upwards.
^ Replace the tray/shelf in the frame.
The tray/shelf can be removed
completely and used as a serving tray
at the table.
^ place the shallow tray b in the
stainless steel frame, and use the
deep tray as a lid a.
You can lift the universal container,
including contents, out of the frame and
take it to the table.
Moving the bottle divider
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right to ensure that bottles are
held securely in position when the door
is opened and shut.
The bottle divider can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning).
^ To do this, push up the front edge of
the bottle divider, and disengage it.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity for freezing within a 24-hour
period is given on the data plate:
"Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
The maximum capacity quoted is
calculated in accordance with DIN EN
ISO 15502.
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.
– 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.
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Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function 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.
Placing food in the freezer
The following maximum capacities
must be observed:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Food to be frozen must on no
account touch food which is already
frozen to avoid partial thawing.
Please note that when removing the
drawers, the lowest freezer drawer
must always remain in the freezer.
When placing food on the glass cold
plate make sure it does not obstruct
the ventilation gaps at the back.
This is important for problem-free
operation and normal energy
consumption.
– Maximum freezing capacity (see
data plate)
^ Remove the upper freezer drawers.
^ Place the food flat on the upper glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
Once frozen:
^ Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawers and push them back into the
appliance.
– Large items
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
– Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the upper freezer
drawers.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
If you wish to freeze large items such
as a turkey or game, the glass cold
plates between the drawers can be
removed.
^ Remove the upper freezer drawers
and carefully lift and slide out the
glass cold plates.
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Freezing and storing food
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.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince,
chicken, fish fillets) do not come into
contact with other foods when thawing.
Collect the liquid and dispose of it
carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
2-3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stews
3-5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
6-8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
10-12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
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.
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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.
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.
Freezing and storing food
Ice cubes
Cool pack
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut. This
can help to prolong the storage time.
^ Place the cool pack in the top drawer
of the freezer.
^ 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
Do not store cans or bottles containing
carbonated drinks or liquids which
could freeze in the freezer section. The
cans or bottles could explode.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
In the event of a power cut:
^ Place the frozen cool pack directly on
top of the frozen food in the front of
the top drawer.
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.
When cooling non-carbonated drinks
quickly in the freezer section, make
sure bottles are not left in for more
than one hour, otherwise they could
burst.
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Automatic defrost
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
This appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer section
defrosts automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst it is in use. You do not need to
remove this, as it will defrost and
evaporate automatically with the
warmth generated by the appliance.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are never blocked so that
condensate can flow away without
hindrance.
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The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer section to remain
permanently ice-free, however, the food
stored in the freezer section will not
defrost.
Cleaning and care
To help prevent re-soiling, treat
stainless steel surfaces with Miele's
conditioning agent for stainless steel
(available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com).
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or the light.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
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,
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
– oven sprays,
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
– melamine eraser blocks,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Cleaning and care
Before cleaning
^ 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 or remove the screw-out
fuse in countries where this is
applicable.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ The bottle shelf and condiment tray in
the door can be removed from their
stainless steel frames for cleaning.
To remove the stainless steel trim from
the lid of the butter and cheese
compartment (in the top of the door),
proceed as follows:
^ Take the butter and cheese
compartment out of the refrigerator
section.
^ Open the lid of the compartment.
The stainless steel trim is a tight fit
across the plastic lid and will require
sufficient force to detach it.
^ Detach the stainless steel trim from
the edge of the lid (2.) at one side
and remove.
^ After cleaning, refit the stainless steel
trim onto the lid in the reverse order.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
^ Clean the refrigerator section at least
once a month and the freezer each
time it is defrosted. Use warm water
with a little washing up liquid.
The following are dishwasher safe:
– the butter dish, egg trays, ice cube
tray (supplied as standard,
depending on model)
– the bottle and condiment shelves in
the door (removed from their stainless
steel frames)
– the butter and cheese compartment
(with the stainless steel trim removed)
The stainless steel frames and the
stainless steel trim on the butter and
cheese compartment in the door are
not suitable for cleaning in a
dishwasher.
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.
^ Press the white plastic stoppers out
of notches (1.).
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Cleaning and care
^ Clean the interior shelves and
drawers by hand. These are not
suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently, so that
condensate can drain away
unhindered. Use a straw or similar to
clear the drain if necessary.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the doors open to air the
appliance for a short while.
^ Any soiling on stainless steel
surfaces can be removed with the
Miele conditioning agent for stainless
steel which will also help prevent
re-soiling.
^ It is important to treat the stainless
steel frames and panels with a
conditioning agent for stainless steel
each time they are cleaned.
Ventilation gaps
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the refrigerator section.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section and close the appliance
doors.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch on at the mains. Then switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer section can cool
down quickly. The indicator light will
come on.
^ Once the freezer section has
reached the required temperature,
place the food back in the freezer
drawers and place them back in the
freezer section.
^ 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 ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seals
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals as these will cause the
seals to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seals should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance until after
maintenance or repair work has
been carried out.
What to do if . . .
. . . the refrigerator section or freezer
section does not get cold.
^ Check whether the respective section
is switched on. The relevant
temperature display must be lit up.
^ 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
tripped. If it has, contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
section or freezer section is too low.
^ Select a warmer temperature.
^ The Super freeze function is still on
and the Super freeze indicator light is
on.
The Super freeze function switches
itself off automatically after 30-60
hours.
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^ The Super cool function is still on and
the Super cool indicator light is on.
The Super cool function switches
itself off automatically after approx. 6
hours.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Has a large amount of fresh food
been frozen at the same time?
This makes the compressor run for
longer, causing the temperature in
the refrigerator section to fall
automatically.
. . . the door to the freezer section
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 compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps in
the plinth and in the housing unit at
the top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The doors have been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
Problem solving guide
. . . the compressor runs
continuously.
amounts of fresh food have been put
in at once for freezing.
To save energy, the compressor runs at
a lower speed, but for longer, when
less cooling is required. In this case,
the motor runs for longer.
The alarm will stop and the temperature
display will light up constantly again as
soon as the temperature has dropped
down to the correct level again.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer section is too
warm.
. . . bars light up or flash in the
temperature displays.
^ 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
section to become too warm.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
Check the temperature displays about
6 hours after switching on the
appliance. Only temperatures within the
range the appliance can display will be
shown.
. . . one of the fault codes "F0" to
"F5" appears in one of the
temperature displays.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
and the temperature display are both
flashing at the same time.
There is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . the alarm sounds.
Has one of the appliance doors been
open for longer than 60 seconds?
^ Close the door.
. . . the alarm sounds and the freezer
section temperature display flashes.
The freezer section temperature has
risen above the set temperature
because
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up, even though the
appliance is working.
The indicator light is defective. Call the
Service Department.
. . . you cannot switch the appliance
off.
The safety lock has been activated.
^ the freezer section door has been
opened too frequently, or large
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Problem solving guide
. . . "nA" appears in the freezer
section temperature display.
The freezer section temperature has
risen too high at some point during the
last couple of days because of a power
cut.
^ Press the alarm off button whilst "nA"
is lit up in the display.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section 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
display will then revert to showing the
actual current temperature in the
freezer section.
At the end of a power cut, the
appliance will start operating again at
the last temperature setting selected.
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator section is not working.
Has the refrigerator door been left open
for too long? The lighting switches itself
off automatically after approx. 15
minutes.
If it also does not come on when the
door is opened briefly, but the
temperature display is working, then
the lighting is defective.
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^ 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. Should the
cover be damaged or need 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.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator is wet.
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole.
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 doors while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Installation
Climate range
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
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.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
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The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures) and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the cooling system
switching off for too long, causing the
internal temperature in the appliance to
rise with the risk of food deteriorating
and going off or frozen food defrosting.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
be constructed to allow sufficient space
for ventilation.
The air inlet to the appliance is via the
plinth in the housing unit.
A ventilation gap of at least 38 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
The cross-sectional area for ventilation
in the plinth and the housing unit and
also beneath the ceiling needs to be at
least 200 cm2 throughout to ensure that
warm air can be drawn through
unhindered. Otherwise the appliance
has to work harder, resulting in an
increase in electricity consumption.
Installation
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installing the appliance
^ Before installation, remove the cover
strip, sealing strip and other
accessories from the appliance and
from the external rear wall of the
appliance.
^ Remove the red transport fixing a,
and use the stopper supplied b to
plug the empty hole.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
^ Do not remove the spacers from the
back of the appliance. These ensure
the gap required between the back
of the appliance and the wall is
maintained.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
Does your old appliance have
a different hinging
mechanism?
If your old appliance had a different
type of hinging, the furniture door can
still be used. Remove the old hinges
from the housing unit. They are no
longer required because the furniture
door is now fitted to the appliance door.
All the necessary parts are supplied or
can be ordered from the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
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Building-in dimensions
KFN 9753 iD
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Freezer section height
Niche height
A
B
695
1772 - 1788
Adjusting the door hinges
The door hinges are set ex-works to
enable the doors to be opened wide.
However, if the opening angle of the
door needs to be limited for any reason,
the hinges can be adjusted to
accommodate this.
For example, if the appliance door hits
an adjacent wall when opened, the
opening angle can be limited to 90°.
^ Place the locking pins supplied for
limiting the door opening into the
hinges from above.
The door opening angle is now limited
to 90°.
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in, you
will need to decide on which side the
door is to be hinged. If left hand door
hinging is required, follow the
instructions below.
To change the door hinging you will
need the following tools:
^ Unscrew fixing screws e completely,
and loosely screw them in at the top,
middle and bottom on the opposite
side of the appliance.
If you have put locking pins into the
hinges to stop the door opening too far:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a flat-bladed screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a spanner.
^ Open both appliance doors.
^ Remove the locking pins from the top
of the hinges.
To remove the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the doors with the outer side
downwards on a stable surface.
^ Using a screwdriver, carefully push
tension spring a outwards.
^ Remove covers a, b and c and
caps d with a screwdriver.
^ Slightly loosen fixing screws e at the
top, middle and bottom of the
appliance.
^ Push each of the doors outwards and
take them off their hinges.
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Warning. The soft-close mechanism
snaps shut when dismantled.
Danger of injury.
^ Unscrew mounting b and pull
soft-close mechanism c downwards
to remove it.
Changing the door hinging
^ Undo ball joint d using a spanner
and remove it.
^ Replace caps a in the vacant holes
on the opposite side.
^ Stand the appliance doors up one by
one, and slacken the hinges at the
front (the hinges remain open).
To secure the soft-close mechanism
^ Place the two doors with the outer
side downwards on a stable surface.
^ Screw ball joint d of soft-close
mechanism c into the new fixing
holes.
^ Push tension spring a inwards
again.
^ Remove caps a from the top and
bottom of each door (if the caps are
not in place, they will have been
supplied separately with the
appliance).
^ Screw mounting b onto the hinge
and tighten securely.
^ Open out soft-close mechanism c
and hook it onto ball joint d.
^ Remove screws b from all of the
hinges, and refit each hinge in its
diagonally opposite corner.
Do not close up the hinges. Danger
of injury.
^ Use a powered screwdriver to secure
the hinges; screws b are
self-tapping.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Hang the doors onto the pre-fitted
screws, and push the doors inwards.
^ Tighten the screws at the top, middle
and bottom securely.
^ Replace covers a, b and c.
^ Then replace caps d in the vacant
holes.
^ Replace the locking pins into the top
of the hinges to prevent the doors
opening too far.
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Building in the appliance
Building into a peninsular run
All fitting instructions given are for a
right hand hinged appliance. If you
have converted the appliance to left
hand hinging you will need to adapt
these instructions accordingly.
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building-in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Aligning the housing unit
To install the appliance you will need
the following:
– a cross-slotted screwdriver,
– a selection of Torx screwdrivers,
– a hexagon spanner.
Weight of the furniture doors
Before fitting furniture doors, ensure
that the weight of the door does not
exceed the maximum permitted:
Appliance
max.
weight
of upper
door in
kg
max.
weight
of lower
door in
kg
KFN 9753 iD
14
12
The housing unit must be carefully
aligned using a spirit level before
installing the appliance. The unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the furniture door will not
align correctly with the 4 corners of the
appliance.
Fitting a door which is heavier than
the maximum permitted could
damage the hinges.
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Building in the appliance
Preparing the appliance
^ Push the appliance two-thirds of the
way into its niche.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
With 16 mm thick unit walls:
^ Slide cover strip a into the holder as
shown, with the bumps facing
downwards. The bumps will fit into
keyhole slots b.
^ Position the mains electricity cable so
that the appliance can be connected
easily once installed.
^ Clip spacers e onto the top hinges
and spacers f onto the bottom
hinges.
^ Secure fixing brackets c (supplied)
to the appliance doors by screwing a
hexagon screw d into the pre-drilled
holes.
(With large furniture doors, attach a
third pair of fixing brackets c in the
handle region of the doors).
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Building in the appliance
^ Open both appliance doors.
^ Fit cover k onto fixing bracket l.
^ Secure fixing bracket l to the
bottom of the appliance with screws
m (M5 x 15).
^ Using a screwdriver, remove cover
g from the top corner of the
appliance.
^ Fit cover h onto fixing bracket i.
^ Secure fixing bracket i to the top of
the appliance with screws j
(M5 x 15).
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from sealing strip n.
^ Apply the sealing strip to the side of
the appliance on which the door is
opened so that it is flush with the
front edge of the appliance.
Fit the sealing strip so that it meets
up with the lower edge of top cover
h and then cut the sealing strip
2 - 3 mm above bottom fixing bracket
l.
^ Push the appliance into the niche
until covers h and k touch the front
edge of the side walls of the housing
unit.
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Building in the appliance
Building in the appliance
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc) the dimension of
these must be taken into account when
making sure there is a gap all round of
42 mm.
^ Pull the appliance forwards by the
dimension of the door fitting to keep
the gap at 42 mm all round.
The hinges and the covers will now
protrude by the dimension of the door
fitting.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the doors are flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
– With 16 mm thick walls:
The spacers should touch the front
edge at the top and bottom of the
side walls of the housing unit, detail
a.
– With 19 mm thick walls:
The front edges of the top and
bottom hinges sit flush with the front
edge of the housing side walls, detail
b.
^ Make sure that the covers on the top
and bottom fixing brackets sit flush
with the front edges of the housing
unit side walls, detail d.
This will create a gap all round of
42 mm to the front edges of the
housing unit side walls.
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If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side wall the doors may
not shut properly.
This could lead to a build-up of ice
and condensation and also cause
operational faults.
^ Align the appliance height on both
sides by altering the adjustable feet
using the spanner supplied c.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
^ Press the appliance against the
housing unit on the hinge side.
^ To fix the appliance to the housing
unit at the top and bottom, screw the
long 4 x 20 mm chip board screws a
into the hinges at the top and bottom.
^ Loosen screws b on the top and
bottom fixing brackets c.
^ Press fixing bracket c against the
side wall and tighten screws b.
^ Attach fixing bracket c to the
housing unit side wall with screws d.
Drill holes in the housing unit side
walls if necessary.
^ Break off the protruding end of top
cover e, turn the cover around and
fit it on top fixing bracket c.
^ Fit oblong cover f onto top fixing
bracket c.
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Building in the appliance
^ Break off the protruding end of
bottom cover e. It is no longer
required.
^ Fit angled cover g onto bottom fixing
bracket c.
^ Close the appliance doors.
Fitting the furniture doors
^ Using a pencil, lightly mark a line
down the centre of the inside of the
furniture door.
^ Hang fixing bracket d with the fitting
aids onto the inside of the furniture
door. Align the fixing bracket
centrally.
^ A gap of 8 mm a must be set
between the appliance door and the
central fixing bracket.
^ Push fitting aids b up to the height of
the furniture door: the lower edge X
of the fitting aids must be at the same
height as the upper edge of the
furniture door being fitted (see - on
the diagram).
^ Undo nuts c and take fixing bracket
d off together with the fitting aids.
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^ Attach the fixing bracket securely
using at least 6 short 4 x 14 mm
chipboard screws e. (On cassette
doors only use 4 screws on the
edges).
^ Pull the fitting aids upwards to
remove them f.
^ Turn them around and fit them into
the middle slots on fixing bracket g
for safe keeping.
Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance doors to the
furniture doors:
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting bolts h.
^ Loosely attach nuts c on the
adjusting bolts.
^ Close the door and check the
distance between the door and
neighbouring furniture doors.
^ Align to match neigbouring doors if
necessary:
Side adjustments X are made by
sliding the furniture door, and height
adjustments Y by turning adjusting
bolts h with a screwdriver.
^ Tighten nuts c.
^ Drill fixing holes a in the furniture
doors and screw in the 4 x 14 mm
screws b.
Make sure the two metal edges are
alligned (Symbol II).
– Align depth Z on the furniture door:
Loosen screws c at the top of the
appliance door, and loosen the
hexagon-headed screw d at the
bottom of the fixing bracket. By
moving the furniture doors, create a
gap of 2 mm between the furniture
doors and the front edge of the
housing unit.
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Building in the appliance
^ Replace top cover i, and snap it
into place.
^ Close both of the doors, and align
them with the neighbouring furniture
doors.
^ Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts
g with a screwdriver, tighten nuts e
on the appliance doors with ring
spanner f.
^ Cover strip h must be completely
hidden in the niche, and must not
protrude.
^ Tighten all screws again.
^ Replace side covers j, making sure
they snap into place.
^ Replace side covers k, making sure
they snap into place.
To make sure the appliance is
correctly fitted:
– The doors must close properly.
– The doors must not touch the
housing unit.
– The seals at the top edge of the
handle side must fit properly.
^ To double check place a torch in the
appliance and close the doors. Turn
the lights out in the room. If you can
see any light shining out from the
sides double check the installation.
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