Operating and Installation
Instructions
Fridge-Freezer Combination
KFN 14943 SD ed
To prevent accidents
and machine damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
en - CA
M.-Nr. 07 589 450
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching the appliance ON and OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching the appliance ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching the appliance OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching the refrigerator or freezer section on and off separately . . . . . . . . . 14
The settings mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Turning the button sound on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Activating and deactivating the safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching off for extended periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Temperature ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing the brightness of the temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Temperature alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Door alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Super Cool, Super Freeze and DynaCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Super Cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Super Freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
DynaCool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the refrigerator efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjusting the interior fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Moving the shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Split shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Moving the serving shelf / bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Universal box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Contents
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Hints for home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Before placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Freezing large items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Defrosting frozen foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Making ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cooling drinks quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the cool pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the outside walls, the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the ventilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the exterior coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Active charcoal filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Replacing the active charcoal filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Electrical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Proper ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Appliance dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Aligning the appliance doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Description of the appliance
a ON button for the whole appliance
and ON/OFF button for switching the
refrigerator and freezer sections on
and off individually
g Button for switching between the
refrigerator and freezer sections
(top: Refrigerator symbol;
bottom: Freezer symbol)
b DynaCool button
h Button to set the
temperature (Y for warmer)
c Super Cool / Super Freeze button
d Button to set the
temperature (X for colder)
e Safety lock indicator light
(only visible when the lock
is on)
f Temperature display for the
refrigerator / freezer sections
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i Alarm off button
(only visible during door /
temperature alarm)
j Active charcoal filter change display
(only visible with prompt to change
the active charcoal filter)
Description of the appliance
a Fan
b Interior lighting
c Butter and cheese compartment
d Bottle shelf
e Egg tray / serving shelf
f Retainer for the
Active AirClean filter
g Shelves
h Condensate channel and
drain hole
i Fruit and vegetable drawers
j Bottle divider*
k Bottle shelf
l Freezer drawers with
freezer calendar
* Depending on model
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing materials
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing
materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
Old appliances contain materials that
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling center about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
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!
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Before discarding an old appliance,
disconnect it from the gas and
electrical supply and cut off the power
cord to prevent it from becoming a
hazard.
Warning and Safety Instructions
Correct use
This appliance complies with all
applicable safety laws and
regulations. However, improper use
can result in personal injury and
material damage.
Read the operating instructions
carefully before operating the
appliance for the first time. They
contain important information on the
installation, safety, operation and
care of your appliance. This will
avoid the risk of personal injury and
damage to the appliance.
Keep the operating instructions in a
safe place and pass them on to any
future owner!
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only, specifically for the
cool storage of food and drinks, for
storing frozen food, for freezing fresh
food and for making ice.
Any other use is not permitted and
could be dangerous. The manufacturer
will not be held liable for damage
caused by incorrect use or operation.
~ Persons incapable of using the
appliance safely owing to their
physical, sensory or mental capabilities
or their inexperience or lack of
knowledge must not use this appliance
without supervision or instruction by a
responsible person.
Safety with children
~ Children may use the appliance
without supervision only if its operation
has been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely. They must
be able to recognize the potential
hazards of improper operation.
~ Supervise any children in the vicinity
of the appliance. Do not allow children
to play with the appliance or to swing
on the door, for example.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Technical safety
~ The more coolant there is in an
~ Before setting up the appliance,
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. If a leak occurs,
combustible gases may build up if the
appliance is in too small a room.
For every 8 g of coolant in the
appliance, the room must be at least
1m3 in size. The amount of coolant in
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
check it for any external damage. Do
not install and use a damaged
appliance.
A damaged appliance may endanger
your safety!
~ If the connection cable is damaged it
must be replaced by a Miele approved
service technician to protect the user
from danger.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas that is
environmentally friendly but flammable.
It does not damage the ozone layer and
does not increase the greenhouse
effect. The use of this environmentally
friendly coolant has, however, led to a
slight increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing through the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Ensure that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged during
transportation and setting up of the
appliance. Leaking coolant can
damage the eyes!
In the event of damage:
- avoid open fires and any ignition
sources,
- pull out the plug,
- air the room in which the appliance
is located for several minutes and
- contact Customer Service.
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~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
installation and operating instructions.
~ Before plugging in the appliance,
make sure that the connection data
(voltage and frequency) indicated on
the data plate corresponds with the
electrical supply.
These data must match in order to
avoid damaging the appliance. If in
doubt, please contact a qualified
electrician.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
power supply by an extension cord or
power bar, as they do not guarantee
the required safety (risk of overheating,
for example).
Warning and Safety Instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed if it
is properly grounded in compliance
with all applicable local and national
safety regulations. It is very important to
ensure that this essential safety
requirement is met. If there is any doubt
about the grounding of your household
wiring, have it inspected by a qualified
electrician.
The manufacturer will not be held liable
for damages resulting from an
inadequate grounding system (e.g.
electric shock).
~ Only professionals who are duly
authorized by the manufacturer may
install or perform maintenance and
repair work on this appliance.
Work performed by unqualified persons
harbors the risk of serious harm to the
user for which the manufacturer will not
be held liable.
~ Repair of the appliance during the
warranty period should be performed
by a customer service authorized by
the manufacturer, otherwise any
damage will not be covered by the
warranty.
~ Disconnect the appliance from the
electrical power supply prior to
installation, maintenance or repair.
The appliance is disconnected when
one of the following conditions is met:
– the appliance has been unplugged.
To unplug, pull carefully on the plug,
NOT on the cord.
– the respective breaker of the house
wiring system is off.
~ Defective components should only
be replaced with genuine Miele original
spare parts only. Only with these parts
does the manufacturer guarantee that
they comply with the safety
requirements.
~ Installation of this appliance in
non-stationary locations (e.g. on ships)
must only be performed by a qualified
specialist who must ensure that the
conditions for safe operation are in
place.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Correct use
~ Do not store cans or bottles in the
~ Do not handle frozen items when
freezer section that contain carbonated
beverages or liquids that could freeze.
The cans or bottles could burst.
Risk of personal injury or damage to the
appliance!
your hands are wet. Your hands could
freeze to the item(s). Risk of injury!
~ Never put ice or popsicles in your
mouth immediately after taking them
out of the freezer - your lips or tongue
could freeze to the item(s). Risk of
injury!
~ Never re-freeze food that has been
partially or completed thawed.
Defrosted food should be used
promptly, before it loses nutritional
value or spoils. However, once it has
been cooked, thawed food can be
refrozen.
~ Bottles that are put in the freezer for
quick cooling must be removed within
one hour. Otherwise, they could burst.
Risk of personal injury or damage to the
appliance!
~ Eating food stored for too long can
cause food poisoning.
The storage life depends on many
factors, including the quality of the
food, how fresh it is, and the storage
temperature. Always observe the
manufacturer's recommended storage
instructions and expiry dates.
~ Never store explosive materials or
products with flammable propellants
(spray cans, for example) in the
appliance. Sparking can occur when
the thermostat switches on. This can
cause flammable gasses to explode.
~ Never use a pointed or sharp-edged
~ Do not operate any electrical
– to free ice trays or frozen items from
the freezer.
devices in the appliance (soft ice
cream maker, for example). This could
cause sparking. Danger of explosion!
~ High proof alcohol should be stored
upright in tightly closed bottles in the
refrigerator section.
Danger of explosion!
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object to
– remove frost or ice,
This will damage the evaporators,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place candles or electric
heaters in the appliance to defrost it.
This can damage the plastic.
Warning and Safety Instructions
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers.
They may cause a build-up of
potentially explosive gasses or contain
substances that can damage the
plastic or that could pose a danger to
health.
~ Before disposing of your old
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seals.
They can cause the seals to deteriorate
over time.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
~ If you store fatty or oily foods in the
– puncturing the coolant channels in
the evaporator.
appliance or the appliance door, make
sure that no oil or grease leaks onto the
plastic parts of the appliance.
This can cause the plastic to crack and
break.
~ Do not block the ventilation slits,
because this interferes with proper air
supply to the appliance. This in turn
causes increased electricity
consumption and may also result in
damage to appliance parts.
Disposing of your old
refrigerator / freezer
fridge/freezer, first make the door latch
or lock unusable.
This will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
the cooling system, for example by
– kinking any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Caution: Splashes of coolant can
damage the eyes.
The manufacturer will not be held liable
for damage caused by failure to comply
with these "Warning and Safety
Instructions".
~ The appliance is designed for use
within a certain climate range (room
temperature range) and should not be
used outside this range. The climate
range for your appliance is printed on
the data plate inside the appliance.
If the room temperature is cold, this will
cause the appliance to switch off for
longer periods of time, with the result
that it cannot maintain the required
internal temperature.
~ Never use a steam cleaner to
defrost or clean the appliance.
The steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption
Increased energy consumption
In a well ventilated room.
In an enclosed, poorly ventilated
room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Away from heat sources (radiator,
stove/oven).
Near heat sources (radiator,
stove/oven).
When the room temperature is
ideal (approx. 20 °C (68 F)).
When the room temperature is
high.
Temperature setting (dial)
At a medium setting of 2 to 3.
At a high setting: The lower the
temperature in the appliance, the
more energy it consumes.
Temperature setting
(digital)
Cellar compartment 8 to 12 °C (46 On appliances with a winter
to 54 F)
setting, make sure that the winter
setting is switched off when the
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C (39
room temperature is warmer than
to 41 F)
16 °C.
Freezer section -18 °C (-2 F)
Use
Open the door only when
necessary, and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the door for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organized way.
Disorganized contents will take
time to sort through, leaving the
door open too long.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, with the appliance
working harder to lower the
temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Installation site
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not overfill the appliance.
Leave some room so that air can
circulate properly.
Defrosting
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Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of thick ice hinders cold air
ice 1 cm thick has built up.
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
Switching the appliance ON and OFF
Before first use
Switching the appliance ON
The stainless steel surfaces on the
inside and outside of the appliance are
covered with protective sheeting.
The refrigerator and freezer sections
are switched on together by touching
the ON/OFF button.
^ Do not remove the protective
sheeting until the appliance has been
installed in its final location.
^ Wipe the stainless steel surfaces
of the appliance with the enclosed
stainless steel cleaning agent directly
after removing the protective
sheeting.
Important! The stainless steel
cleaning agent provides a durable
protective film that prevents rapid
soiling of the surface!
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with warm water and
dry with a soft cloth.
It is very important to let the
appliance stand for 30 to 60 minutes
after transport before plugging it in.
Failure to do so can prevent the
appliance from functioning properly!
Active charcoal filter
(Active AirClean Filter)
^ Place the enclosed active charcoal
filters into the retainer and place the
retainer on any shelf in the
refrigerator section
(see "Active charcoal filter").
^ Touch the ON/OFF button until the
temperature display lights up.
The temperature display for the
refrigerator section shows the actual
temperature in the refrigerator section.
If the temperature in the freezer section
is above +32°F (0°C), the temperature
display will show only dashes. As soon
as the temperature drops below +32°F
(0°C), the temperature display will show
the actual temperature in the freezer
section.
The Freezer symbol and the alarm off
button will flash until the temperature in
the freezer section is cold enough.
The appliance will now start cooling,
and the interior light of the refrigerator
will come on when you open the door.
Allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
Do not place food in the freezer
section until the temperature is cold
enough (at least -18°C).
Operating the appliance
To operate this unit, simply touch the
sensor buttons as needed.
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Switching the appliance ON and OFF
Switching the appliance OFF
Use this button to switch back and forth
between the refrigerator section and
the freezer section.
If you want to select the freezer section
(e. g. to check the temperature),
^ Touch the ON/OFF button until all
displays are out. (If this does not
happen, then the safety lock is still
activated!)
The refrigerator and freezer sections
switch off one after the other.
The interior lighting goes out and the
cooling is switched off.
^ tap the button to switch from the
refrigerator section to the freezer
section; the Freezer symbol will light
up yellow.
Depending on the selected
temperature zone, you can
– either select the DynaCool function,
Switching the refrigerator or freezer
section on and off separately
The refrigerator and freezer sections
can be switched on and off separately
so that you can use one section only if
you wish.
This is useful, e.g. whilst on holiday,
when you only need the freezer section
switched on.
– the Super Cool / Super Freeze
functions or
– adjust the temperature.
For additional information, please see
the corresponding sections in the
manual.
Cool pack
Place the cool pack in the top drawer of
the freezer section or, to save space,
on the freezer tray. The cool pack will
be at its most effective after it has been
in the freezer for approximately
24 hours.
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^ Select the appliance section you wish
to switch off.
The Refrigerator or Freezer symbol
lights up yellow.
^ Touch the ON/OFF button until the
Refrigerator or Freezer symbol goes
out.
Switching the appliance ON and OFF
That section is now switched off, while
the other section remains on.
To switch a section back on again,
The settings mode
Certain appliance settings can only be
selected in the settings mode.
How to enter the settings mode and
how to change the settings is
described in the respective chapters.
Overview of available functions in the
settings mode:
^ select the section you wish to switch
on; the corresponding symbol lights
up yellow.
^ Touch the ON/OFF button until the
temperature display lights up, or
^ switch the appliance off and then
back on again.
To enter or exit the settings
mode
c
To turn the button sound on or
off
(see "Switching the appliance
ON and OFF")
b
To confirm active charcoal
filter change (see "Active
charcoal filter")
^
To turn the safety lock on or off
(see "Switching the appliance
ON and OFF")
u
To change the brightness of
the temperature display
(see "The right temperature")
d
The door alarm is automatically
disabled while you are in the
settings mode. Once the door is
closed, the door alarm is
re-activated.
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Switching the appliance ON and OFF
Turning the button sound on and off
If you prefer the buttons to be silent
when touched, you can turn the button
sound off.
^ Touch the X button and keep your
finger on the button.
^ Now tap the ON/OFF button once
(WITHOUT releasing the X button!).
^ Keep your finger on the X button for
another 5 seconds until c is
displayed.
^ Again tap the X button repeatedly
until b is displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button to confirm.
^ By tapping the X button, you can
now select whether you would like
the button sound to be on or off:
b 0: button sound is off
b 1: button sound is on
b –: return to menu.
The old setting is displayed steady, the
setting to be selected flashes.
^ Whenever you finish changing a
setting, tap the ON/OFF button to
confirm.
^ Keep tapping the X button until c is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button.
You have left the settings mode.
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Activating and deactivating the
safety lock
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance from being
switched off inadvertently.
^ Touch the X button and keep your
finger on the button.
^ Now tap the ON/OFF button once
(WITHOUT releasing the X button!).
^ Keep your finger on the X button for
another 5 seconds until c is
displayed.
^ Keep tapping the X button until u is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button to confirm.
^ By tapping the X button you can now
select whether the safety lock should
be activated or deactivated:
u 0: safety lock is deactivated
u 1: safety lock is activated
u –: return to menu.
The old setting is displayed steady, the
setting to be selected flashes.
Switching the appliance ON and OFF
^ Whenever you finish changing a
setting, tap the ON/OFF button to
confirm.
^ Keep tapping the X button until c is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button.
You have left the settings mode.
When the safety lock is activated, the
safety lock indicator X will light up
show in the temperature display.
Switching off for extended
periods of time
If the appliance is not needed for a
longer period of time:
^ switch the appliance off,
^ unplug it from the socket,
^ clean the appliance and
^ leave the doors ajar to prevent any
odour build-up in the appliance.
If you fail to clean the appliance and
leave the doors ajar before
switching it off for an extended
absence, mould may build up in the
appliance.
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The correct temperature
The correct temperature is very
important for storing food. If food is not
stored at the correct temperature,
bacteria can multiply rapidly, causing
the food to spoil. This can be prevented
or slowed down by selecting the
correct temperature. Temperature
affects the rate at which bacteria can
multiply. Reducing the temperature
slows down this process.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise for the following reasons:
– if you open the door frequently, or
keep it open too long,
. . . in the freezer
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for longer periods of time,
the temperature needs to be at least
0°F (-18°C). At this temperature, most
bacteria stop growing. However, when
the temperature rises above 14°F
(-10°C) the bacteria become active,
causing the food to start deteriorating
and reducing the storage life. This is
why any partially or completely thawed
food must never be refrozen until it has
been cooked. High cooking
temperatures will kill most bacteria.
– if you put too much food in it,
Temperature display
– if you put food in it that is too warm,
During normal operation, the
temperature display shows on the
control panel the temperature in the
middle of the refrigerator section and
the temperature in the warmest part of
the freezer section.
– if the ambient temperature is too
high.
The appliance is designed for use
within a certain climate range (room
temperature range), and should not
be used outside this range.
. . . in the refrigerator
We recommend a temperature of 39°F
(4°C) in the middle of the appliance.
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The correct temperature
Setting the temperature
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and the freezer section are set
separately.
^ Select the refrigerator or the freezer
section.
The Refrigerator or Freezer symbol
lights up yellow.
^ Set the temperature with the buttons
beside the display.
– Holding down the button will adjust
the temperature continuously.
When the highest / lowest
temperature is reached the X / Y
button disappears.
Approximately 5 seconds after you
release the button, the actual average
temperature in the refrigerator or
freezer section will automatically be
displayed.
If you have adjusted the temperature,
wait approx. 6 hours if the appliance is
not very full or approx. 24 hours if it is
full before checking the temperature
display again. It will take that long to
reach the selected temperature. If, after
this amount of time, the temperature is
too high or too low, you will need to
adjust it again.
Tap the
Temperature ranges
X button: to decrease the temperature
Y button: to increase the temperature.
The temperature can be selected within
the following ranges:
The temperature being set will flash in
the display.
– In the refrigerator section, from 36 to
52°F (2°C to 11°C).
When you tap the buttons, you will see
the following changes in the
temperature display:
– In the freezer section, 8 to -15°F
(-16° to -26°C).
– When first tapped: The last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent tapping:
adjusts the temperature in
increments of 1°F / 1°C.
The ambient temperature in the room
and the installation location can affect
the time it takes for the appliance to
reach the coldest temperature. If the
ambient temperature is too high, it may
not be possible for the appliance to
reach the lowest temperature.
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The correct temperature
Changing the brightness of the
temperature display
You can adjust the brightness of the
temperature display to suit the lighting
conditions of the room.
^ Touch the X button and keep your
finger on the button.
^ Now tap once on the ON/OFF button
(WITHOUT releasing the X button!).
^ Keep the finger on the X button for
another 5 seconds until c is
displayed.
^ Again tap the X button until d is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button to confirm.
^ By tapping the X button you can now
change the brightness of the
temperature display:
d 0: maximum brightness
d 1: reduced brightness
d –: return to menu.
The old setting is displayed steady, the
setting to be selected flashes.
^ Whenever you finish changing a
setting, tap the ON/OFF button to
confirm.
^ Keep tapping the X button until c is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button.
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You have left the settings mode.
Alarm
The appliance is equipped with an
alarm system to ensure that the
temperature in the freezer section does
not rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if the door is left open.
Switching the alarm system
ON
The alarm system is always active. It
does not need to be switched on
manually.
Switching the alarm off early
If the alarm signal bothers you, it can
be silenced.
^ Tap the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off button and the Freezer
symbol will continue to flash until the
alarm condition has ended.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer section
becomes too warm, an alarm will
sound.
The alarm off button flashes red and the
Freezer symbol flashes.
If the temperature was above 0°F
(-18°C) for a longer period of time
you will need to check to make sure
that no frozen food started to thaw.
Any food that started to thaw must
be used as soon as possible!
The audible and visible signals are
triggered under the following
conditions, for example:
– whenever too much warm air flows
into the appliance, for example when
food is being loaded, re-arranged or
taken out.
– whenever large amounts of food are
being frozen at once.
– after a power outage.
Once the the alarm condition has
ended, the alarm stops and the
displays go out.
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Alarm
Door alarm
If one of the appliance doors is left
open for longer than approx. 2 minutes,
the alarm signal will sound.
The alarm off button lights up red and
the symbol of the temperature section
with the open door flashes.
Once the appliance door is shut, the
alarm stops and the displays go out.
Switching the door alarm off
early
If the noise of the door alarm bothers
you, it can be switched off early if you
wish.
^ Tap the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
The alarm off button will light up
steady and the symbol of the
temperature section with the open
door continues to flash until the
appliance door is closed.
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Super Cool, Super Freeze and DynaCool
Super Cool
Switching Super Cool OFF
The Super Cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depends on the room temperature).
The Super Cool function automatically
switches off after approx. 6 hours. The
appliance will then continue to run at
normal power.
Switching Super Cool ON
Super Cool is particularly
recommended for the fast chilling of
large amounts of fresh food or drinks.
To save energy, you can switch off the
Super Cool function yourself once the
food or drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Select the refrigerator section.
^ Select the refrigerator section.
The Refrigerator symbol lights up
yellow.
The Refrigerator symbol lights up
yellow.
^ Tap the Super Cool button, and it will
then dim to light yellow.
^ Tap the Super Cool button and the
indicator light will come on yellow.
The appliance now continues running
at normal power.
The appliance will now work at full
power to lower the temperature in the
refrigerator section.
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Super Cool, Super Freeze and DynaCool
Super Freeze
For best results, switch on the Super
Freeze function before putting fresh
food into the freezer.
Fresh food will be frozen quickly, so
that the nutritional value, vitamins,
appearance and taste are maintained.
Exceptions:
– if you are loading frozen food into the
freezer.
– if you are not loading more than 2 kg
fresh food into the freezer per day.
The appliance will now work at full
power to lower the temperature in the
freezer section.
Switching Super Freeze OFF
Depending on the amount of food
placed in the freezer, the Super Freeze
function will automatically switch off
after approx. 30 to 65 hours.
The appliance continues running at
normal, energy-saving power.
To save energy, you can switch off the
Super Freeze function yourself once the
freezer reaches a constant temperature
of at least 0°F (-18°C).
Switching Super Freeze ON
The Super Freeze function should be
switched on 6 hours before you place
fresh food in the freezer. However, if
you are planning to load the maximum
amount of food into the freezer, the
Super Freeze function should be
switched on 24 hours beforehand!
^ Select the freezer section.
The Freezer symbol lights up yellow.
^ Tap the Super Freeze button and the
indicator light will come on yellow.
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^ Select the freezer section.
The Freezer symbol lights up yellow.
^ Tap the Super Freeze button so that
the button changes to light yellow.
The appliance now continues running
at normal power.
Super Cool, Super Freeze and DynaCool
DynaCool
If the dynamic cooling function
(DynaCool) is not switched on, the
natural circulation of air in the
appliance can create 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").
If you are placing a large amount of the
same type of food in the refrigerator at
one time (e.g. for a party), it is a good
idea to switch on the DynaCool
function. It will help distribute the
temperature evenly throughout the
appliance so that all the food will be
chilled to about the same temperature.
The temperature is set as usual.
Dynamic cooling should also be
selected when:
^ Tap the dynamic cooling button, and
the indicator light will come on
yellow.
Switching dynamic cooling OFF
Because dynamic cooling requires
more energy, you should switch it off
under normal conditions.
^ Select the refrigerator section.
The Refrigerator symbol lights up
yellow.
– the room temperature is high (above
approx. 86 °F (30°C) and
– the humidity is high.
Switching dynamic cooling ON
^ Tap the dynamic cooling button so
that it changes to light yellow.
The fan automatically switches
temporarily off, whenever the door is
opened!
^ Select the refrigerator section.
The Refrigerator symbol lights up
yellow.
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Using the refrigerator efficiently
Different storage zones
Due to the natural circulation of 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
these different zones when placing
food in the appliance.
This appliance has a dynamic
cooling feature (DynaCool) helping
to keep an even when the fan is
running temperature. As a result, the
differences between temperature
zones are less pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area is in the top section
of the door. Use this area to store items
such as butter and cheese.
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4°C .
Never store explosive materials in
the appliance, or products with
flammable propellants (e.g. spray
cans,). Danger of explosion!
If storing high-proof alcohol, make
sure it is tightly closed and stored
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.
Do not allow food to touch the rear
wall of the appliance, it may freeze
to the wall.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator
section is directly above the fruit and
vegetable drawers.
Use these cold areas in the refrigerator
for all highly perishable foods, such as:
– fish, meat, poultry,
– deli meats, store-bought meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh bread dough, pastry dough,
cake batters,
– dairy products.
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Leave some space between items
so that air can circulate freely
around them. Do not cover the fan in
the rear wall - this is important for
cooling performance!
Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the shelves
To move the split shelf
The shelves in the refrigerator section
can be adjusted according to the
height of the food.
^ remove the two halves of the glass
plate and
^ Lift the shelf, pull it forwards slightly,
lift the recess over the support ribs
and move the shelf up or down.
The edge of shelf's rear stop must face
upwards so that food does not touch
the rear wall and freeze to it.
Stops prevent the shelves from being
pulled out accidentally.
Split shelf
^ place the two support rails left and
right on the support ribs at the
desired height,
In order to accomodate tall items such
as tall bottles or containers in the
appliance, one of the shelves is
divided. The front section can be gently
pushed under the rear section:
^ slide the glass shelves in one after
the other.
The glass shelf with the limit stop
must be placed at the back!
^ Push the rear half of the glass shelf
up slightly.
Fruit and vegetable
drawers on rollers
^ With the rear half pushed up, lift the
front half of the glass shelf slightly,
then slide it carefully under the rear
half.
The fruit and vegetable drawers are
mounted on rollers and can be pulled
out for loading and unloading. The
roller plates can be removed for
cleaning.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Moving the serving shelf /
bottle shelf
^ Lift the hanging container up and out
of the stainless steel support frame.
Universal box
Food can be stored as well as served in
the universal box.
^ Push the stainless steel support
frame up and remove it by pulling it
forward.
^ Replace the stainless steel support
frame at the desired location. Make
sure that it is securely pushed back
into position.
^ Place the hanging container into the
stainless steel frame.
The hanging containers can be
removed from the serving shelves for
loading and unloading and then
replaced.
The hanging containers with the food
can be placed directly on the table for
serving.
The universal box consists of a deep
containera and a shallow container b;
both containers can be placed in the
stainless steel support frame as
hanging containers.
If you wish to use the universal box to
serve food,
^ place the shallow container b in the
stainless steel frame and use the
deep container as a lid a.
For serving, the universal box with the
food can be completely removed from
the holder and placed directly on the
table.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the bottle divider
(may vary by model)
The bottle divider can be moved to the
left or right. This holds the bottles more
securely in position when the door is
opened and closed.
The bottle divider can be removed
completely (e.g. for cleaning):
^ Slide the front edge of the bottle
divider up and lift the bottle divider
out.
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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 within a 24-hour period is
listed on the data plate, as "Freezing
capacity ...kg/24 h".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, make sure to check:
The maximum freezing capacity
specified on the data plate was
determined according to DIN EN ISO
15502.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible so that the nutritional value
of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are maintained.
The longer it takes to freeze the food,
the more water is lost from its cells,
which then shrink.
Later, when the food is defrosted, only
a portion of this liquid is reabsorbed by
the cells.
This means that the food looses a lot of
its moisture. You can recognize this by
the large pool of water that collects
around the defrosted food.
If food is frozen quickly, there is less
time for the cells to lose moisture, so
they shrink less.
Also, because a smaller amount of
moisture is lost, it is easier for the food
to reabsorb it during the defrosting
process. Very little water collects
around the defrosted food!
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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the expiry date and
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored by the shop. If
the food is being stored at a
temperature warmer than 0°F
(-18°C), this reduces the storage life
of the frozen food.
^ Buy frozen food at the very end of
your shopping trip, and wrap it in
newspaper or use a cooler box or
bag to transport it.
^ Place frozen food in the freezer immediately upon returning home.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely defrosted food.
However, once defrosted food has
been thoroughly cooked you may
freeze it again.
Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze food that is fresh and in
good condition!
Hints for home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for home freezing:
fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, baked goods, leftovers,
egg yolks, egg whites and most
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in the
shell, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste, flavour and
vitamin C, vegetables should be
blanched prior to freezing. To
blanch, immerse small batches of the
vegetable in boiling water for 2 to 3
minutes. Remove the vegetable and
plunge into cold water to cool
quickly. Transfer to a colander and
drain.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, cutlets, and
steaks from sticking together in solid
blocks, separate them with a sheet of
plastic film.
note that the flavour of some spices
deteriorates when frozen.
– Do not place very warm or hot foods
or beverages in the freezer to
prevent already frozen food from
thawing and to save energy.
Packing
^ Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing materials:
– plastic film
– freezer bags (polyethylene)
– aluminum foil
– freezer containers.
Unsuitable packing materials:
– packing paper
– parchment paper
– cellophane
– garbage bags
– plastic shopping bags.
^ Expel as much air as possible from
the package before sealing.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
– rubber bands
– plastic clips
– string or bag ties
– freezer tape.
Polyethylene freezer bags can also
be sealed with home sealing kits.
^ Label the package with the contents
and the date of freezing.
– Do not salt or season raw foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Cooked food may be
seasoned lightly before freezing, but
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the freezer
^ When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
Freeze function ahead of time (see
Super Freeze).
This will protect the food that is
already in the freezer with an added
boost of cold.
Placing food in the freezer
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer section.
Larger quantities should be placed
directly on the glass shelves, where
they will freeze more quickly, which is
better for maintaining quality. To do
this, first remove the top two freezer
drawers.
When you remove the top freezer
drawers, take care not to cover the
ventilation slits on the rear wall of the
appliance. They are important for
trouble-free operation!
Always leave the bottom freezer drawer
in the appliance!
When freezing, make sure that
already frozen food does not come
into contact with fresh food being
frozen so that the frozen food does
not start to defrost.
Freezing large items
If you wish to freeze large items such
as turkey or game you can remove the
glass shelves between the freezer
drawers. To do this:
^ Remove the freezer drawers and
carefully lift and pull out the glass
shelves!
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer shows the normal storage times
in months for various types of
fresh-frozen food.
For store-bought frozen foods, observe
the storage life specified on the
packaging.
Each freezer drawer and glass shelf
has a maximum load capacity of
25 kg.
^ Spread the food to be frozen across
the entire bottom of the freezer
drawer or across the glass shelves
so that it will freeze through to the
core as quickly as possible.
2 - 3 months:
Cakes, ice cream, stews
^ When placing items in the freezer,
make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
from sticking together when frozen.
6 - 8 months:
Pork, veal, poultry
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3 - 5 months:
Fish, mushrooms, bread
10 - 12 months:
Beef, fruit, vegetables
Freezing and storing food
Defrosting frozen foods
Making ice cubes
Frozen food can be defrosted in various
ways:
– in the microwave,
– in a regular oven, using the "fan" or
"defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator (as it thaws, the
frozen food will help cool the other
food in the refrigerator),
^ Fill the ice cube tray three quarters
full of water and place it on the
bottom of a freezer drawer.
– in a steam oven.
^ If the ice cube tray freezes to the
floor of the drawer, use a dull object
(e.g. a spoon handle) to loosen it.
Flat pieces of partially thawed meat or
fish can be placed directly into a hot
skillet.
^ The ice cubes can be easily
loosened by holding the tray briefly
under running water.
Fruit can be thawed at room
temperature, either in the packaging or
in a covered bowl.
Cooling drinks quickly
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. You can place them directly
in simmering water or hot oil. Because
of changes in the cell structure, the
cooking time is slightly shorter than for
fresh vegetables.
To cool drinks quickly, place them in
the refrigerator section, and switch on
the Super Cool function. However, if
you choose to place bottles in the
freezer, make sure that they are not left
in for more than one hour, as they
could burst.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely defrosted food.
However, once defrosted food has
been thoroughly cooked you may
freeze it again.
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Freezing and storing food
Using the cool pack
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer from rising
too quickly in the event of a power
outage.
Place the cool pack in the upper
drawer, directly on top of the food. The
cool pack will be at its most effective
after it has been in the freezer for
approximately 24 hours.
If there is a power outage, place the
cool pack directly on top of the frozen
food in the upper drawer to keep the
food cold for as long as possible.
When placing fresh food in the freezer,
use the cool pack to separate the fresh
food from the already frozen food so
that the frozen food does not begin to
thaw.
The cool pack can also be used to
keep food or drinks cool for a short
period of time in a cooler box or bag.
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Automatic defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
The freezer defrosts automatically.
During normal operation, condensate
and frost can build up on the rear wall
of the refrigerator and drawers.
You do not need to remove this, as it
will defrost and evaporate automatically
with the heat generated by the
appliance.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser
and is automatically defrosted and
dissipated by the condenser from time
to time.
The condensate is drained away via a
channel and drain hole into an
evaporation system at the back of the
appliance.
This automatic defrosting system
enables the freezer to remain
permanently ice-free, however the food
stored remains frozen.
Ensure that the condensate channel
and drain hole are kept clean and
are unblocked so that condensate
can flow away easily.
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Cleaning and care
Never use abrasive cleaners on the
appliance, or products that contain
washing soda, acids, chlorine
bleach or chemical solvents.
Note that so-called non-abrasive
cleaners are also unsuitable as they
can cause dull patches.
For all stainless steel surfaces, use a
suitable stainless steel cleaner
(available through Miele Customer
Service).
Make sure that no water gets into
the electronics or into the lighting.
Do not let any cleaning water get
into the condensate drain hole. Do
not use a steam cleaner to clean the
appliance. Steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Never remove the data plate inside
the appliance. It contains important
information that is required in the
event of a service call.
Before cleaning
^ Switch the appliance off, then unplug
it from the socket.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Take out any removable parts so that
they can be cleaned.
^ To clean the serving shelves in the
door, remove the hanging containers
from the stainless steel frames.
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Cleaning the outside walls, the
interior and accessories
Use lukewarm water with some mild
dish liquid. The parts should all be
cleaned by hand.
^ Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole more frequently using a
cotton swab, for instance, so that
condensate can drain away
unobstructed.
^ After washing, wipe the outside walls,
the interior and accessories with
clear water, then dry with a soft cloth.
Leave the appliance doors open for a
short while.
^ Use a special product to clean the
stainless steel surfaces.
^ After each cleaning, wipe the
stainless steel surfaces with a
product designed for the care of
stainless steel!
It is important that the stainless steel
surfaces are sealed with a product
suitable for stainless steel after each
cleaning. This protects the stainless
steel surface and prevents the
surface from becoming soiled too
quickly.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the ventilation slits
After cleaning
^ The ventilation slits should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the amount of
energy the appliance consumes.
^ Replace all the parts of the
refrigerator section.
Door seal
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seal as they will cause the seal
to deteriorate over time.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clear water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning the exterior coils
The metal coils on the back of the
appliance (heat exchanger) need to be
dusted and cleaned at least once a
year. A build-up of dust and grime will
increase the amount of energy the
appliance consumes!
^ Return food to the refrigerator
section, close the doors, plug in the
power cord and switch on the
appliance.
^ Switch on the Super Freeze function
to cool down the freezer section
quickly.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
section is cold enough, you can
place the food in the freezer drawers
and return the drawers to the freezer.
^ Switch off the Super Freeze function
as soon as the freezer section has
reached a constant temperature of at
least 0°F (-18°C).
When cleaning the coils, be careful
not to tear off, kink or otherwise
damage any wiring or other parts.
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Active charcoal filter
The prompt to change the active
charcoal filter will occur approx. every 6
months.
^ Place the retainer in the middle of the
rear limit stop of any shelf so that it
engages.
When the display for an active charcoal
filter change lights up red, the active
charcoal filters must be changed.
Replacing the active charcoal
filters
To confirm the filter change,
^ touch the display for an active
charcoal filter change for approx. 2
seconds.
The display for an active charcoal filter
change goes out and the timer is reset.
Changing the active charcoal filters
at a later date
If you do not have any new active
charcoal filters, you can order new
ones from your Miele dealer. You can
change the active charcoal filters at a
later date.
^ Pull the retainer for the active
charcoal filters up and off the shelf.
If you are bothered by the red active
charcoal filter change display, you can
turn it off:
^ touch the display for an active
charcoal filter change for approx. 2
seconds.
^ Remove the two active charcoal
filters and insert the new filters into
the retainer with the encircling edge
down.
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The active charcoal filter change
display goes out.
Active charcoal filter
If you changed the active charcoal
filters at a later date and the active
charcoal filter change display is off, the
timer must be reset via the settings
mode:
^ Touch the X button and keep your
finger on the button.
^ Now tap once on the ON/OFF button
(WITHOUT releasing the X button!).
Tip:
If you are storing strong-smelling food
(e.g. very strong cheese),
– place the retainer with the active
charcoal filters on the same shelf as
the strong-smelling food,
– if necessary, change the active
charcoal filters earlier (and reset the
timer),
– put additional active charcoal filters
(with retainer) in the appliance.
Active AirClean filters and retainers
are available from your Miele dealer
or from Miele Customer Service.
^ Keep your finger on the X button for
another 5 seconds until c is
displayed.
^ Keep tapping the X button until ^ is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button to confirm.
^ Now keep tapping the X button until
you see ^ 2 in the display.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button for 2 seconds
to confirm.
The timer is reset.
^ Keep tapping the X button until c is
displayed.
^ Tap the ON/OFF button.
You have left the settings mode.
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Troubleshooting
Repairs to electrical appliances
must be carried out by qualified
professionals. Work performed by
unqualified persons can place the
user at considerable risk of harm.
What should I do if . . .
. . . the refrigerator or freezer section
does not cool?
^ Check that the respective section is
switched on. The corresponding
temperature display should be lit up.
^ Check that the plug is completely
inserted in the socket.
. . . the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer section is too cold?
^ Set a warmer temperature.
^ Check that the doors are properly
closed.
^ Did you freeze a large quantity of
food all at once?
This causes the appliance to run for a
long time, and the temperature drops
automatically.
^ The Super Cool function has not yet
switched off.
^ The Super Freeze function has not
yet switched off.
^ Check whether the circuit breaker of
the house wiring system is switched
off. If so, contact Miele Customer Service.
. . . the compressor is switching on
too frequently and for too long?
. . . the door to the freezer section
cannot be opened and closed several
times in succession?
^ Check whether the metal coil (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the
appliance is dusty.
This is no cause for concern. Repeated
opening and closing of the door can
cause strong suction. The door can be
opened without difficulty if you wait a
few minutes.
^ The doors have been opened
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in all at once for
freezing.
^ Check whether the ventilation slits
are blocked or dusty.
^ Check that the doors are closing
properly.
. . . the compressor runs non-stop?
To save energy, the compressor
switches to a lower rpm when less
cooling is required. This increases the
appliance's running time.
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Troubleshooting
. . . the frozen food thaws because it
is too warm in the freezer section?
. . . "_F" appears in the temperature
display?
^ Did the room temperature drop below
that for which the appliance was
designed?
This indicates a problem. Call
Customer Service.
Increase the room temperature.
The compressor will run less often if the
room temperature is too low. Therefore
it may become too warm in the freezer
section.
. . . food has frozen to the freezer
floor or walls?
Use a blunt instrument (such as a
spoon handle) to carefully pry the items
off.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
off button is flashing?
A temperature section is too warm
because, for instance,
^ the appliance door has been opened
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in all at once for
freezing.
^ the ventilation slits are blocked.
When the problems have been solved,
the alarm and the displays go out.
. . . bars light up in the temperature
displays?
Check the temperature display approx.
6 hours after the appliance has been
switched on. Only temperatures within
the range the appliance can display will
be shown.
. . . the active charcoal filter change
display lights up red?
^ Change the active charcoal filters.
If necessary, order replacement filters
from your Miele dealer.
. . . "nA" appears in the temperature
display?
The temperature has risen too high at
some point during the past few hours or
days because of a power outage.
^ While "nA" is illuminated, press the
audio alarm off button.
The temperature display will show the
warmest temperature recorded in the
freezer section during the power
outage.
Depending on the temperature, check
to see whether the food in the freezer
thawed partially or completely. If that is
the case, cook the food before
refreezing it.
The warmest recorded temperature will
appear in the display for approx.
1 minute. Then the display will revert to
the actual current temperature in the
freezer section.
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Troubleshooting
. . . "dn" appears in the temperature
display?
The demo mode is activated.
^ Call Customer Service.
. . . the appliance cannot be switched
off?
The safety lock is activated.
^ Pull out the glass plate.
. . . the interior lighting in the
refrigerator section is not working?
^ Was the appliance door left open for
a long time? The lighting
automatically switches off if the door
has been open for approx.
15 minutes.
If that is not the reason, then the interior
lighting is defective.
^ Unplug the appliance, or turn off the
respective circuit breaker of the
house wiring system.
^ Unscrew the light bulb and replace it
with a new one.
Light bulb specifications:
110 - 120 V, max. 25 W, E 14 base.
^ Slide the glass plate in again.
^ Replace the panel and engage the
catches.
. . . the floor of the refrigerator
section is wet?
The drain hole is blocked.
^ Clean the condensate channel and
the drain hole.
^ Remove the front panel.
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If a malfunction cannot be corrected
using this troubleshooting guide,
please contact Miele Customer Service.
To prevent cold from escaping,
open the appliance doors as little as
possible until the malfunction has
been corrected.
Noises
Normal noises
What causes them?
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise
may get louder for brief periods, whenever the motor kicks in.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds occur whenever the thermostat switches the
motor on or off.
Sssrrrrr....
In multi-zone and frost-free appliances, the movement of air
circulating through the appliance can sometimes just barely be
heard.
Please bear in mind that a certain amount of noise is unavoidable (from the
compressor, and the coolant circulating through the system).
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Balance the appliance using a level,
and by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance, or placing something underneath them.
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.
Bottles or containers are 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 service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department at
the address on the back of this booklet.
When contacting the Technical Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance
given on the data plate inside the
appliance.
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Electrical information
,Avoid the risk of electrical shock
- Plug into a grounded 3-prong
outlet.
- Do not move the ground plug.
- Do not use an adapter.
- Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
Improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor
may result in electric shock.
If you are in any doubt as to whether
the appliance has been properly
grounded, have the appliance
checked by a qualified electrician or
service technician.
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer will
not be held responsible for damage
or injury arising from unauthorized
work.
The appliance is supplied with a
UL-listed, 3-wire power cord and
NEMA 5-15 P plug ready for connection
to a 120 V, 60 Hz supply.
The fuse rating is 15 amps.
The appliance requires a 3-wire
receptacle.
The receptacle must be installed by a
licened electrician only.
In the case of side-by-side installations,
a separate outlet must be used for each
appliance.
Ideally, the power outlet should be next
to the appliance and easily accessible.
Do not connect the appliance to the
power supply by an extension cord.
Extension cords do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance
(danger of overheating).
If any changes are needed to the
household wiring or power supply, this
work must be performed by a qualified
electrician.
Before installing the appliance,
verify that the voltage, load and
circuit rating information found on
the data plate match the household
electrical supply.
If there are any questions regarding the
electrical connection of this appliance
to the power supply, please consult a
licensed electrician or call the Miele
Technical Service.
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Installation information
Do not place any devices that
produce heat (such as a toaster or
microwave) on top of the appliance.
This would increase the energy
consumption of the appliance!
This fridge/freezer should not be
placed side-by-side with a second
model.
Because the appliance does not
have heated side walls, a
side-by-side arrangement can lead
to the build-up of condensation
water.
Contact your dealer for advice.
Location
The appliance should not be installed
directly next to a heat source (such as
a kitchen range or a heater) or in direct
sunlight. The higher the ambient
temperature, the longer the appliance
will run and the higher the energy
consumption.
Choose a dry, well-ventilated room for
installation.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use
within a certain climate range (room
temperature range) and should not be
used outside this range. The climate
range is stated on the data plate inside
the appliance.
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Climate range
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
If the room is too cold, it will cause the
cooling system in the appliance to
switch off for too long. This may lead to
higher temperatures in the appliance
and the frozen food may even start
thawing!
Proper ventilation
The air behind the appliance gets
warm. In order to ensure adequate
ventilation, you must make sure that the
ventilation slits are not covered or
blocked in any way.
Also, the ventilation slits must be
dusted/cleaned on a regular basis.
Installation
^ First remove any cable clips from the
rear of the appliance.
^ Check that all the parts on the rear of
the appliance are free to move.
Remove any obstructions.
^ Gently slide the appliance into the
desired location.
^ The rear of the appliance can be
directly against the wall.
Installation information
Adjustments
^ Use the wrench provided to adjust
the feet as needed, so that the
appliance is level.
^ If necessary, unscrew the foot a
from the hinge bracket in order to
support the appliance door.
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Installation information
Appliance dimensions
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B
C
2020
750
630
Changing the door hinging
The appliance comes with right-hand
hinging. If left-hand door hinging is
preferred, then follow these instructions
to change the door hinge:
You will need the following tools:
– a crosstip screwdriver,
– a flathead screwdriver,
– various sizes of Torx screwdrivers,
– a fork wrench.
Always change the door hinging
with the assistance of another
person.
Removing the door handles:
^ When you pull on the door handle a,
the sidebar b moves backwards.
^ Pull the sidebar b backwards out of
the track.
^ Now loosen the 4 screws (Torx 15) in
the mounting plate and remove the
handle.
^ Remove the covers from the opposite
side and place them on the holes that
are now vacant.
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Changing the door hinging
Before changing the hinging,
remove any items of food from the
shelves in the appliance door.
Removing the top soft-close
mechanism:
^ Open the top door of the appliance.
^ Slide the panel a in the direction of
the appliance and leave it hanging
between the door and the appliance.
^ Place the securing device b
(supplied with the appliance) on the
soft-close mechanism c so that it
engages.
^ Loosen the panel a from the
soft-close mechanism: From below,
slide a flathead screwdriver into the
recesses, then slowly and carefully
lift off the panel.
With the securing device in place, the
joint cannot snap shut. Do not remove
the securing device until instructed to!
Be careful not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal is damaged, the
appliance door may not close
properly and there will not be
enough refrigeration!
^ Using a flathead screwdriver,
carefully lift the top and the bottom of
the cover d from the retainer.
^ Push the pin e up and out using a
flathead screwdriver.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove the cover d.
Now the soft-close mechanism and the
appliance are no longer connected.
^ Remove the panel a.
^ Push the shock absorber arm f as
far as possible towards the handle
side.
^ Loosen the three screws g on the
soft-close mechanism and the
spacer.
^ In the middle, pry out the housing
with the soft-close mechanism using
a flathead screwdriver.
^ Then, pry the housing with the
soft-close mechanism out of the
retainer from the appliance side.
^ Lay the soft-close mechanism aside.
^ Push out the spacer towards the
hinge side.
^ Lay the spacer aside.
Removing the top door of the
appliance:
^ Loosen the cover h by carefully
sliding a flathead screwdriver from
below into the recess.
^ Remove the cover h together with
the mounting bracket i.
^ Loosen the mounting bracket i from
the cover h by pushing it slightly to
the left and then removing the cover
plate towards the front.
^ Turn the mounting bracket i 180°.
^ Place the cover h onto the front of
the mounting bracket i and push it
to the right. The writing must be
visible.
^ Unscrew the bearing j mechanism,
turn it 180° and replace it on the
opposite side. If necessary,
pre-punch the screw holes.
^ Remove the top cover k by pushing
it from back to front and lifting it up.
^ Remove the cover l upwards.
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Changing the door hinging
Caution! The top door of the
appliance is no longer secured as
soon as the hinge bracket is
removed when following the
instructions below!
^ Close the top door of the appliance.
^ Loosen the screws m on the top
hinge bracket n and remove the
hinge bracket by pulling up.
^ Loosen the panel a of the soft-close
mechanism: Slowly pry the panel off
from the top.
Be careful not to damage the door
seal.
If the door seal is damaged, the
appliance door may not close
properly and there will not be
enough refrigeration!
^ Carefully lift and remove the top door
of the appliance and set aside.
^ Make sure that the bearing pin in the
middle of the appliance stays in
place, otherwise the bottom door of
the appliance has no hold!
^ Engage the cover h together with
the mounting bracket i on the
opposite side.
^ Now place the cover l on the other
side.
^ Slide the panel a in the direction of
the appliance and leave it hanging
between the door and the appliance.
Removing the bottom soft-close
mechanism:
^ Place the securing device b
(supplied with the appliance) on the
soft-close mechanism c.
With the securing device in place, the
joint cannot snap shut. Do not remove
the securing device until instructed to!
^ From the side, carefully lift off the
cover d using a flathead
screwdriver.
^ If necessary, lift the appliance
backwards slightly with the
assistance of another person.
^ Open the bottom door of the
appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Lay the spacer aside.
Removing the bottom door of the
appliance:
^ Close the bottom door of the
appliance.
^ Push the pin e up and out.
Now the soft-close mechanism and the
appliance are no longer connected.
^ Remove the panel a.
^ Pull the bearing pin i in the middle
of the appliance up and out.
^ Carefully lift and remove the bottom
door of the appliance and set aside.
^ Pull the cover d off.
^ Push the shock absorber arm f as
far as possible towards the handle
side.
^ Unscrew the hinge bracket e, rotate
it 180°, then screw it onto the
opposite side.
^ Loosen the three screws g on the
soft-close mechanism and the
spacer.
^ Turn the plastic cap h 180° and
replace it on the hinge bracket k in
the middle.
^ In the middle, pry out the housing
with the soft-close mechanism using
a flathead screwdriver.
^ Now place the cover l on the other
side.
^ Then, pry the housing with the
soft-close mechanism out of the
retainer from the appliance side.
^ Lay the soft-close mechanism aside.
^ Push out the spacer towards the
hinge side.
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Changing the door hinging
^ With the assistance of another person,
carefully tilt the appliance backwards
and pull the bearing pin c down and
out.
^ Pay attention to the hinge bushing d.
^ Loosen the screws e and remove the
hinge bracket f.
^ Remove the cover g and loosen the
screw. Attach both to the other side.
^ Screw the hinge bracket f onto the
other side with the two outer screws.
Do not use the middle screw; this
allows later alignment of the appliance
door using the outer, elongated holes!
^ Lift the plugs l out of the door
bearing bushing in the appliance
door and place it on the other side.
Mounting the bottom door of the
appliance:
^ Unscrew the bearing part h from the
hinge bracket f, turn it 180° and
screw it into the opposite hole of the
hinge bracket.
^ Now place the cover b on the other
side.
^ With the assistance of another
person, carefully tilt the appliance
backwards and insert the bearing pin
c into the hinge bracket f from
below. The groove in the bottom of
the hinge bracket faces forwards.
^ Place the hinge bushing d onto the
bearing pin c.
^ Put the cover a on.
^ Remove the cover a towards the
front.
^ Pull the cover b off.
^ Screw the adjustment foot at the
bearing pin c completely in.
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^ Place the lower door of the appliance
onto the bearing pin c from above.
^ Close the bottom door of the
appliance.
Changing the door hinging
^ Put the bearing pin i in the middle
of the appliance through the hinge
bracket k into the bottom door of the
appliance.
Mounting the bottom soft-close
mechanism:
^ Remove the cover a from the panel
b, turn it 180° and replace it on the
other side.
^ Hook the spacer on the handle side
into the retainer (A).
^ Hook the soft-close mechanism into
the retainer (B) on the appliance
side.
Push both parts outwards until they
engage.
^ With the three screws c, first screw
on the spacer on the handle side and
then the soft-close mechanism on the
appliance side.
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Changing the door hinging
Mounting the top door of the
appliance:
^ Place the top door of the appliance
onto the bearing pin i in in the
middle of the appliance.
^ Hang the panel b on the shock
absorber arm d.
^ Pull the shock absorber arm d
towards the hinge bracket and insert
the pin e from the top so that the
square rests in the recess.
^ Put on the cover f in such a way
that it engages.
Take care that the cover f sits
correctly to ensure that the door closes
properly and the pin is secured.
^ Remove the securing device g.
^ Close the top door of the appliance.
^ Put the hinge bracket n on the
opposite side and and fasten it with
the screws m.
The screw holes may have to be
pre-punched or use a power
screwdriver.
^ Now place the cover k on the other
side.
^ Align the appliance door with the
appliance housing via the elongated
holes in the bottom hinge bracket .
Tighten the screws.
^ Place the panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, engaging it
at the bottom first and then at the top.
^ Close the bottom door of the
appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
Mounting the top soft-close
mechanism:
^ Remove the cover a from the panel
b, turn it 180° and replace it on the
other side.
^ With the three screws c, first screw
on the spacer on the handle side and
then the soft-close mechanism on the
appliance side.
^ Hang the panel b on the shock
absorber arm d.
^ Hook the spacer on the handle side
into the retainer (A).
^ Hook the soft-close mechanism into
the retainer (B) on the appliance
side.
Push both parts outwards until they
engage.
^ Push the cover e on from the side so
that the openings for the pin f are
on top of each other.
^ Pull the shock absorber arm d
towards the hinge bracket and insert
the pin f from the top so that the
square rests in the recess.
^ Then engage the cover e
completely.
Take care that the cover e sits
correctly to ensure that the door closes
properly and the pin is secured.
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Changing the door hinging
^ Remove the securing device g.
The mounting plate c must be
positioned on the door housing in such
a way that when the door is closed the
mounting plate is aligned with the
outside wall of the appliance.
If this alignment is off, you can correct it
by
^ turning both of the pre-mounted set
screws a with a wrench until the
mounting plate c is at the correct
angle.
^ Place the panel b onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, engaging it
at the bottom first and then at the top.
^ Close the top door of the appliance.
Remounting the door handles:
The following instructions must be
followed when attaching the door
handle, otherwise the door seal
could be damaged.
^ Tighten all 4 screws b.
^ From the appliance side, slide the
sidebar d onto the guide for the
mounting plate, until it audibly
engages.
Make sure that the sidebar d does
not come in contact with the door
seal when the door is opened. This
would damage the door seal over
time.
If you see that the sidebar is coming
into contact with the door seal,
^ adjust the mounting plate c again
using the set screws a until the
mounting plate and the sidebar d
are at the correct angle and the
sidebar no longer touches the seal
when the door is opened.
^ First, loosely screw the door handle
onto the opposite side with the two
front screws b.
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Aligning the appliance doors
The appliance doors can be aligned
with the appliance housing afterwards.
Align the top door via the elongated
holes in the middle hinge bracket:
In the following figure, the appliance
door is not closed so that the
individual steps can be seen more
clearly.
Align the bottom door in the bottom
hinge bracket via the outer, elongated
holes:
^ Loosen the three screws c slightly.
^ Align the appliance door by moving
the hinge bracket to the right or left.
^ Tighten the screws c.
^ Remove the middle screw a from the
hinge bracket.
^ Loosen the two outer screws b
slightly.
^ Align the appliance door by moving
the hinge bracket to the right or left.
^ Tighten the screws b; the screw a
does not need to be screwed on
again.
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Installing the appliance
The ventilation cross-sections must
not be blocked or covered in any
way.
They also need to be
dusted/cleaned on a regular basis.
If installing with standard kitchen
cabinets (max. depth 580 mm), the
appliance can be set up directly next to
the kitchen cabinet. In that case the
side of the appliance door would
project 34 mm and the middle of the
appliance 55 mm beyond the front of
the kitchen cabinet. This allows the
appliance door to open and close
properly.
a adapter cabinet
b appliance
c kitchen cabinet
d wall
The appliance can be installed in any
fitted kitchen. To match the appliance
to the height of the fitted kitchen, a
suitable adapter cabinet a can be
installed over the appliance.
A ventilation gap of at least 2 inches
(50 mm) must be provided between the
adapter cabinet and the kitchen wall.
The ventilation cross-section below the
room ceiling must be at least 46 in2
(300 cm2) so that warm air can escape
without obstruction. Otherwise the
appliance has to work harder, which
results in increased energy
consumption.
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If the appliance is installed next to a
wall d, a gap of at least 55 mm is
needed on the hinge side between the
wall d and the appliance b. This
allows space for the handle when the
door is open.
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Subject to change without notice / 4709
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