Operating and installation instructions Refrigerator K 9212 i

Operating and installation instructions
Refrigerator
K 9212 i
K 9214 iF
K 9412 i
K 9414 iF
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 923 420
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bottle rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
. . . For the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
. . . For the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Super cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Food which should not be stored in a refrigerator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
When shopping for food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storing food correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fruit and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Unpacked meats and vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Protein rich foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezing and storing food (depending on model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Before placing food in the freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Placing food in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Before installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Freezer compartment door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Building into a peninsular run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Aligning the housing unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Building in the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Guide to the appliance
a Refrigerator section temperature
display
b Super cool button and
indicator light
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c On/Off and temperature selector dial
Guide to the appliance
a Freezer compartment*
e Butter and cheese compartment
b Adjustable shelves
f Egg tray
c Condensate channel and
drain hole
g Door shelf
d Fruit and vegetable containers
h Interior lighting
i Bottle shelf
* Depending on model
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Guide to the appliance
Optional accessories
Bottle rack
(depending on model)
This bottle rack is available from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or your
dealer.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and should be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct application
~ This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as:
– Shops
– Offices and showrooms and by
residents in establishments such as:
– Hostels and guest houses.
It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store foodstuffs
as well as to store deep frozen food,
freeze fresh food and to prepare ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
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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 avoid
the risk of injury, do not allow children
to play on it or near it, or to play with the
controls. Older children may only use
the appliance if its operation has been
clearly explained to them and they are
able to use it safely, recognising the
dangers of misuse.
~ Supervise children whilst you are
using it.
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.
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
~ If the connection cable is faulty it must ~
only assured if it has been installed and
only be replaced by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer to protect
the user from danger.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the coolant
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- avoid open flames and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation 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 the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ 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
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ The appliance must be isolated from
~ Installation, maintenance and
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
repairs may only be carried out by a
Miele authorised person in strict
accordance with current national and
local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
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the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn, or
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or the mains fuse has been
disconnected.
~ Faulty components must only be
~ This appliance may only be used in
mobile installations if a risk assessment
of the installation has been carried out
by a suitably qualified engineer.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ 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.
~ 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. Danger of inury.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ 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 or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
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 gaps in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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Disposal of your old 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.
~ 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.
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 refrigerator
unit to run for a long time, as the
appliance will have to work harder
to reduce the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of
liquids will cause a loss of coldness
in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator
to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer section when a
layer of ice 0.5 cm thick has built
up.
A layer of ice hinders the cold from
reaching the frozen food, and
increases energy consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent
damage during transportation.
^ Carefully remove the protective foil
from the stainless steel trim.
Cleaning
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with lukewarm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Switching on
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in a
clockwise direction away from the "0"
position until the temperature display
lights up.
Forcing the dial beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The appliance begins to cool down,
and the temperature required for the
refrigerator shows in the temperature
display. The interior light will come on
when the door is opened.
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the appliance,
allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Switching off
^ Using a coin, turn the On/Off dial in
an anti-clockwise direction back to
the "0" position.
The temperature display will go out and
the cooling process will be switched
off.
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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.
^ defrost the freezer compartment
(depending on model),
^ clean the appliance out and
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is switched off but not
cleaned out and the door is left shut,
there is a danger of mould and
odours building up inside the
appliance.
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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.
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:
Setting the temperature
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
The temperature for the refrigerator
section is set using the temperature
dial.
The higher or lower the temperature in
the refrigerator section, the higher or
lower it is in the freezer section.
– 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.
^ Using a coin, turn the temperature
dial in a clockwise direction away
from the "0" position.
. . . For the refrigerator section
The higher the setting, the lower the
temperature in the appliance.
We recommend a temperature of 5°C in
the middle of the refrigerator.
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
. . . For the freezer
compartment
(depending on model)
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is
generally halted. As soon as the
temperature rises above -10 °C, the
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Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
The temperature display on the
control panel always shows the
required temperature.
If you want the temperature in the
refrigerator section to be 5 °C,
^ turn the temperature selector
clockwise from 0 until the 5 lights up
in the temperature display.
The average temperature in the freezer
section will then be approx. -18 °C.
The temperature can be set slightly
colder than the displayed temperature
(e.g. between 5°C and 3 °C).
^ To do so turn the temperature dial
slowly in a clockwise direction from
e.g. 5, until the 5 flashes briefly in the
temperature display.
The colder temperature is now set.
If the appliance door is opened very
often, or if large quantities of food are
being stored in the appliance, or if
there is a high ambient temperature, it
is advisable to set the temperature
between 3 °C and 5 °C.
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Super cool
Super cool
Switching off Super cool
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).
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.
Switching on Super cool
Super cool is particularly
recommended for faster chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drink.
^ Press the Super cool button. The
Super cool indicator light will come
on.
The appliance will then work at full
power to lower the temperature.
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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 to
operate at normal power.
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.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this for storing butter
and cheese.
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.
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,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Food must not touch the back wall of
the appliance, as it may freeze to
the back wall.
Food which should not be
stored in a refrigerator
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration.
This includes:
– Fruit and vegetables which are
sensitive to cold, such as bananas,
avocado, papaya, passion fruit,
aubergines, peppers, tomatoes and
cucumbers
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Potatoes
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
When shopping for food
Fruit and vegetables
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is an important factor
in determining how long it stays fresh.
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.
Fruit and vegetables may be stored
loose in the vegetable containers.
However, you should bear in mind that
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.
Some fruit and vegetables react
strongly to this gas and should not be
stored together.
Storing food correctly
– Examples of fruit and vegetables
which produce a large amount of
this natural gas are:
Store food 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.
Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines,
peaches, plums, avocado, figs,
blueberries, melons and beans.
– 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.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Unpacked meats and vegetables
Unpackaged meat and vegetables
should be stored separately. To avoid
any microbiological
cross-contamination, 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.
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, do not
let meat come into direct contact with
other foods.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
^ 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.
To move the split shelf:
^ Take both halves of the split glass
shelf out,
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^ 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.
Adjusting the door shelf/bottle
shelf
^ Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards.
^ Replace the door/bottle shelf at the
required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back into position.
Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
Using the freezer compartment
Storing frozen food
Use the freezer compartment to:
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
– store frozen food,
– make ice cubes,
– freeze small quantities of fresh food.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
Freezing fresh food
– 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.
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.
^ 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.
Up to 2 kg of food can be frozen in
24 hours.
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.
^ Store it in the freezer compartment 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.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting
process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
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 and 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
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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 food and
drinks to cool down before placing
them in the freezer.
Packing
^ Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat-sealing kits.
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
Before placing food in the freezer
compartment
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
middle to low temperature for approx.
4 hours before placing fresh food in
the freezer compartment. This helps
food that is already in the freezer to
stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer section
^ Place the food flat on the bottom of
the freezer compartment 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.
^ After 24 hours, turn the temperature
selector back to a medium setting.
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
food cold),
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning.
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its 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 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.
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Freezing and storing food (depending on model)
Ice cubes
^ Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of
the freezer compartment.
^ 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
To cook drinks quickly, place them in
the refrigerator section, and switch on
the Super cool function.
If placing drinks in the freezer
compartment to cool them quickly,
make sure bottles are not left for
more than one hour as they could
burst.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer compartment
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
(depending on model)
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 refrigerator.
The freezer compartment does not
defrost automatically because frozen
food must not be allowed to defrost.
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.
In normal use, ice and frost will form on
the evaporator. 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, and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
The freezer compartment should be
defrosted from time to time. It must be
defrosted if a layer of ice approx. 0.5
cm thick has accumulated. It is best to
defrost when only very little food or no
food at all is left in the freezer
compartment.
Before defrosting
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer compartment and place it in
another freezer or cool box, or wrap it
in several layers of newspaper or
cloths,
^ and store it in a cool place until the
freezer compartment is ready for use
again.
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Defrosting
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ 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.
^ Open the freezer compartment door.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water.
To speed up defrosting, a bowl with hot
water (not boiling) can be placed in the
freezer compartment. Closing the door
in this instance will help retain warmth
and speed up the defrosting process.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
components.
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Do not use defrosting sprays, or
de-icers as they could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause a build up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
After defrosting
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch on at the mains. Then switch
the appliance back on.
^ Place the frozen food into the freezer
compartment again.
Cleaning
A range of Miele branded cleaning
and conditioning products is
available to order from Miele or
www.miele-shop.com.
Do not let water get into the
temperature selector or into the light.
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off.
Do not let water get into the
drainage channel and drain hole
when cleaning.
^ Disconnect it from the mains.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
^ Defrost the freezer compartment
(depending on model).
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is
required in the event of a service
call.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
To avoid damaging the surface of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts, e.g.
shelves, for cleaning.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month using lukewarm water and 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 shelves and bottle shelf in the door
– the butter and cheese compartment
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.
– glass cleaning agents,
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Cleaning
^ 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 door open to air the
appliance for a short while.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Insert the plug in the socket and
switch on at the mains. Then switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super cool function for
a while so that the appliance can
cool down quickly.
^ Place food back in the appliance and
close the door.
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 maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Miele Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not set at "0".
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
blown. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
is too low.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a lower
setting.
^ Super cool has not switched itself off.
Super cool only switches itself off
after 6 hours.
^ Check that the freezer compartment
door has 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. For this reason, no
more than 2 kg of fresh food should
be frozen at one time.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether ventilation gaps in the
plinth and in the housing unit at the
top have been covered over or
become too dusty.
^ The refrigerator and freezer
compartment doors have been
opened too frequently, or a large
amount of fresh food has been
placed inside and/or frozen at the
same time.
^ Check that the doors have been
closed properly.
^ Check to see whether a thick layer of
ice has built up in the freezer
compartment. If it has, then the
freezer will need defrosting.
. . . the frozen food is thawing
because the freezer compartment is
too warm.
^ Is the room temperature lower than
the ambient temperature for which
the appliance is designed?
If so, raise the temperature of the
room.
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Problem solving guide
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the cooling system to switch
off for too long causing the freezer
compartment 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.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer compartment.
^ Check whether the freezer
compartment door closes properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer
compartment.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
^ Grasp the lamp cover at the top and
at the bottom (1), and pull it forwards
to remove (2).
^ Unscrew the lamp. This requires
some strength, as the safety catch
needs to be released.
^ Change the lamp.
Lamp specification:
220 - 240 V, E 14 fitting
See the old lamp for the Wattage
required.
. . . the interior light in the
refrigerator 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 lamp is defective.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
mains.
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^ Screw the new lamp into the
connection. Make sure the safety
catch is correctly fitted a.
^ Replace the lamp cover, and click it
into place at the sides.
Problem solving guide
. . . the floor of the refrigerator
section 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.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Creak ...
Creaking sounds can be heard when material inside the
appliance expands.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Please ensure that the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to protect the appliance with
a suitable residual current device
(RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Installation
Ventilation
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.
Climate range
This appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
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+10 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +32 °C
+16 °C to +38 °C
+16 °C to +43 °C
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.
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will result in the cooling system
switching off for too long, causing the
internal temperature in the appliance to
rise with the risk of frozen food
deteriorating and going off.
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Installation
Before installing the appliance
^ Before installation remove the cover
strip, sealing strip and other
accessories from inside the
appliance and from the external rear
wall of the appliance.
^ 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.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Building-in dimensions
[mm]
³3
³ 200
£ 2100
8
cm
2
³5
50
568
A
560-
³ 200 cm
2
Niche height [mm]
A
K 9212 i, K 9214 iF
874 - 890
K 9412 i, K 9414 iF
1220 - 1236
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Changing the door hinging
Before building the appliance in, you
will need to decide on which side the
door is to be hinged. If left hand door
hinging is required, follow the
instructions below.
To change the door hinging, you will
need various sizes of Torx
screwdrivers and a slotted
screwdriver.
Appliance door
^ Open the appliance door.
^ Pull off covers a and b.
^ Unscrew hinge pin c.
^ Tilt the door, and lift it off.
^ Unscrew hinge plate d, and replace
it on the opposite side using the
same screws.
^ Remove lower hinge pin e together
with washer f, and replace these on
the opposite side.
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The freezer compartment door now
needs to be changed over if
applicable (see following page).
^ Replace the appliance door on lower
hinge pin e.
^ Insert upper hinge pin c into the
outer hole in hinge plate d, and
screw securely into the top of the
door.
^ Replace covers a and b on the
opposite side, turning them by 180 °.
Changing the door hinging
Freezer compartment door
^ Lower the cover on hinge plate a.
^ Unscrew hinge plate b, and remove
freezer compartment door c
together with the hinge plate.
^ Unscrew door catch d.
^ Screw door catch d into place on
the opposite side, having turned it by
180 °.
^ Fit the freezer compartment door c
in position at the top e, then tighten
the hinge plate securely b.
^ Close the cover on hinge plate a.
^ Plug the holes with stoppers f.
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Building in the appliance
Preparing the appliance
All building-in instructions given are
for a right hand hinged appliance.
If you have converted the appliance
to left hand hinging you will need to
adapt these instructions
accordingly.
Building into a peninsular run
When built into a peninsular run, the
rear of the building in niche must be
fitted with a kitchen furniture panel.
Aligning the housing unit
Before installing the appliance, the
housing unit must be carefully aligned
using a spirit level. The housing unit
corners must be at right angles, as
otherwise the appliance furniture door
will not align correctly with the 4
corners of the unit. Align the furniture
door with the hinges.
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^ Slide cover strip a into the holder as
shown, with the bumps facing
downwards. The bumps will fit into
keyhole slots b. The cover strip is
then flush with the side of the
appliance on which the door is
opened c.
Building in the appliance
Building in the appliance
^ Align the appliance height from above
on both sides using adjusting screw
g.
^ Remove panel a.
^ Secure bracket b with screws c
(4.8 x 16 mm).
^ Attach sealing strip d to the door
opening side so that it sits flush at the
front with the side of the appliance. If
necessary the sealing strip can be
trimmed to size along the lower edge
of bracket b.
^ Push the appliance into its housing
unit.
When doing this, make sure that the
mains cable does not get trapped.
^ Push in the appliance until the front
edges of bracket b and hinge plates
e and f are flush with the front
edge of the housing.
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Building in the appliance
Securing the appliance and
fitting the furniture door
^ If necessary, align cover strip k by
pushing it parallel to the top of the
unit - it should not protrude.
^ Fold in the side section of bracket b.
^ Replace cover a, and cap all the
holes with stoppers l and m.
^ Secure door fixings n to the
appliance door with screw o
(3.9 x 9.5 mm), to suit the position of
the handle,
Very large doors will require several
door fixings.
^ Open the door right out, and push
fixing guides p into door fixings n.
^ Push the appliance against the
housing wall on the side on which the
door opens so that the sealing strip is
pressed into the housing wall h.
^ Secure the appliance at the top with
screw i (4 x 19 mm) into bracket b,
pushing the appliance against the
furniture wall as you do so. Then
secure it at the bottom with screws j
(4 x 36 mm) through the adjusting
screws in the hinge plates to the
housing.
^ Tighten all the screws.
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^ Position the furniture door onto the
appliance door, and secure fixing
guides p to the furniture door using
screws q (4 x 14 mm). Maintain a
distance d (= the thickness of the
housing unit walls) between the edge
of the appliance door and outer edge
of the furniture door.
^ Align the door fixing so that the
furniture door on the side with the
handle does not lie against the
housing unit wall when the door is
shut. A minimum distance of 1 mm
r must be maintained. This is vital
for the longterm effectiveness of the
insulation.
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