KFN 37132 iD GB-en
Operating and installation instructions
Fridge-freezer
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. 10 643 660
Contents
Warning and Safety instructions.......................................................................... 4
Caring for the environment ................................................................................ 12
How to save energy............................................................................................. 13
Guide to the appliance ........................................................................................ 15
Optional accessories............................................................................................. 17
Switching on and off ........................................................................................... 18
Before using for the first time ................................................................................ 18
Switching off for longer periods of time ................................................................ 20
The correct temperature..................................................................................... 21
. . . in the refrigerator section ................................................................................ 21
Automatic temperature distribution (DynaCool) ............................................... 21
. . . in the freezer section ....................................................................................... 21
Temperature display .............................................................................................. 22
Setting the temperature in the refrigerator / freezer sections................................ 23
Using Super cool and Super freeze ................................................................... 24
Super cool function ............................................................................................... 24
Super freeze function ............................................................................................ 25
Temperature and door alarm.............................................................................. 26
Temperature alarm................................................................................................. 26
Door alarm............................................................................................................. 26
Switching the alarm off early ................................................................................. 26
Selecting further settings ................................................................................... 27
Settings mode ....................................................................................................... 27
Storing food in the refrigerator section............................................................. 29
Different storage zones ......................................................................................... 29
Food which is not suitable for storage in the refrigerator section ......................... 30
When shopping for food........................................................................................ 30
Storing food correctly............................................................................................ 30
Adjusting the interior fittings.............................................................................. 31
Adjusting the door shelf / bottle shelf ................................................................... 31
Adjusting the bottle holder .................................................................................... 31
Moving the shelves................................................................................................ 31
Fruit and vegetable drawer.................................................................................... 31
Adjusting the bottle rack ....................................................................................... 32
Moving the charcoal filters .................................................................................... 32
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Contents
Freezing and storing food................................................................................... 33
Maximum freezing capacity .................................................................................. 33
Freezing fresh food................................................................................................ 33
Storing frozen food................................................................................................ 33
Home freezing ....................................................................................................... 34
Using accessories ................................................................................................. 37
Adjusting the interior fittings.................................................................................. 37
Defrosting............................................................................................................. 38
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 39
Cleaning agents..................................................................................................... 39
Preparing the appliance for cleaning..................................................................... 40
Cleaning the interior and accessories ................................................................... 41
Cleaning the door seal .......................................................................................... 42
Cleaning the ventilation gaps ................................................................................ 42
After cleaning ........................................................................................................ 42
Replacing the charcoal filters ................................................................................ 43
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 44
Noises................................................................................................................... 51
After Sales / Warranty ......................................................................................... 52
Electrical connection .......................................................................................... 53
Installation............................................................................................................ 54
Location................................................................................................................. 54
Climate range ................................................................................................... 54
Ventilation .............................................................................................................. 55
Before installing the appliance .............................................................................. 56
Building-in dimensions ...................................................................................... 57
Changing the door hinging ................................................................................. 58
Installing the appliance....................................................................................... 61
Aligning the appliance ...................................................................................... 66
Securing the appliance in the niche ...................................................................... 67
Fitting the furniture doors ...................................................................................... 69
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all statutory safety requirements.
Please note that inappropriate use can lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before using it for the first
time. They contain important notes on installation, safety, use and
maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for non-compliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
 This refrigeration appliance is intended for use in the home and in
similar environments, for example
– in shops, offices and similar work settings
– by the guests in hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and other typical
home settings.
This refrigeration appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
 This appliance is intended for domestic use only for cooling and
storing food and drink as well as for storing deep frozen food, freezing fresh food and for making ice.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
 This appliance is not suitable for storing and keeping cool medicines, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or other such materials
or products. Incorrect use of the appliance for such purposes can
cause deterioration of the items stored. The appliance is not suitable
for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or incorrect use of the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use
it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of
incorrect operation.
Safety with children
 Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
 Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
 Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
 Danger of suffocation! Whilst playing, children could become entangled in packaging (such as plastic wrapping) or pull it over their
head and suffocate. Keep packaging material away from children.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
 The coolant system is tested for leaks. This appliance complies
with statutory safety requirements and the appropriate EU
guidelines.
 This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the greenhouse effect.
The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, and does not have any adverse effect
on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking
coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid naked flames or anything which creates a spark,
– disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– contact the Miele Service Department.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The more coolant there is in a refrigeration appliance, the larger
the room it should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases
building up. For every 11 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.
 To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (fuse rating, frequency and voltage) on the data
plate corresponds to the household supply.
Check that this is the case before connecting the appliance. Consult
a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
 The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety requirement is met. If in any doubt please have the electrical installation tested by a qualified electrician.
 Reliable and safe operation of this appliance can only be assured
if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
 If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
 Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or extension lead. These are a fire hazard and
do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
 If moisture gets into electrical components or into the mains connection cable, it could cause a short circuit. Therefore, do not operate this refrigeration appliance in areas which are exposed to moisture (e.g in a garage or utility room).
 This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
 Do not use a damaged appliance. It could be dangerous. Check
the appliance for visible signs of damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used after it has
been built in.
 The appliance must be isolated from the electricity supply during
installation, maintenance and repair work.
 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause
considerable danger for the user.
Installation, maintenance and repairs must only be carried out by a
Miele authorised technician.
 While the appliance is under warranty, repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
warranty is invalidated.
 Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when genuine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components
must only be replaced by Miele spare parts.
Correct use
 The appliance is designed for use within a certain climate range
(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.
 Do not cover or block the air vents as this could impair the efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and
could cause damage to the components.
 If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil in the appliance or
the door, make sure that it does not come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress cracks or break the plastic.
 Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Electrical components could
cause flammable vapours to ignite. Danger of fire and explosion.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric ice cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and explosion.
 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, causing injury or damage.
 Never handle frozen food or the metal parts of the appliance with
wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food or to the metal.
Danger of frost burn.
 Do not take ice cubes out with your bare hands and never place
ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth straight from the freezer. The
very low temperature of the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost burn
to the lips and tongue.
 Do not refreeze 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.
 Observe the manufacturer's "use-by" dates and storage instructions 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.
 Only use genuine original Miele accessories and spare parts with
this appliance. Using accessories or spare parts from other manufacturers will invalidate the warranty, and Miele cannot accept liability.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Cleaning and care
 Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will
cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time.
 Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean or defrost this appliance.
Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short circuit.
 Sharp edged or pointed objects will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to the appliance. Do not use sharp edged or
pointed objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice trays.
 Do not place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
 Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they could contain
substances which could damage the plastic parts or which might
cause the build-up of gases and pose a danger to health.
Transporting the appliance
 Always transport the appliance in an upright position and in its original transport packaging to avoid damage in transit.
 Danger of injury and damage. The appliance is very heavy and
must be transported by two people.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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.
 Splashes of coolant can damage the eyes. Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the coolant channels in the condenser,
– bending any pipework, or
– scratching the surface coating.
Symbol on the compressor (depending on model)
This information is only relevant for recycling. In normal operation there is no risk.
 The oil in the compressor can be fatal if swallowed or if it penetrates the airways.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing material
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the manufacturing process and also reduces the
amount of waste in landfill sites.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances often contain valuable materials. They
also contain specific materials, compounds and components, which were
essential for their correct function and
safety. These could be hazardous to human health and to the environment if
disposed of with your domestic waste
or if handled incorrectly. Please do not,
therefore, dispose of your old appliance
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local community waste collection / recycling
centre for electrical and electronic appliances, or contact your dealer or
Miele for advice. You are also responsible (by law, depending on country) for
deleting any personal data that may be
stored on the appliance being disposed
of.
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 into the environment.
Please ensure that your old appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored awaiting disposal. See
"Warning and Safety instructions" for
more information.
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How to save energy
Installation /
Maintenance
Temperature
setting
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 the ambient room
temperature is above 25 °C.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Ventilation gaps covered or
dusty.
Refrigerator section 4 to
5 °C
The lower the temperature,
the higher the energy consumption.
Freezer section -18 °C
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption
Use
Increased energy consumption
Drawers and shelves arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible. Store food
in an organised way.
Frequent opening of the
door for long periods will
cause a loss of coldness.
The appliance will cool down
and the compressor will run
for longer periods.
Take an insulated cool bag
when shopping and load
food in the appliance as
soon as possible.
Replace any food removed
as quickly as possible, before it begins to thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the temperature inside the appliance. The appliance will cool
down and the compressor
will run for longer periods.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of liquids will cause a
loss of coldness.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance Poor air circulation will
to allow air to circulate.
cause a loss of coldness.
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
 Controls, refrigerator section
 Main On/Off switch
a On/Off switch for the refrigerator sec- for the whole appliance
tion
 Controls, freezer section
b Temperature selector button
d Temperature selector button
c Super cool button
(automatic temperature distribution)
e Super freeze button
 Alarm off button
 Display
f Mains connection symbol
g Menu symbol (Settings mode for: switching the safety lock on/off)
h Alarm symbol
i Super cool/Super freeze symbol
j Lock symbol
k Temperature display
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Guide to the appliance
a Control panel
b Fan
c Interior lighting
d Door shelf / Egg tray
e Adjustable shelf
f Bottle shelf
g Fruit and vegetable drawer
h Condensate channel
and drain hole
i Freezer drawers
This drawing is for illustration purposes only.
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Guide to the appliance
Optional accessories
A range of useful Miele accessories and
care products are available for your appliance.
KKF-FF Active AirClean charcoal filters with holder
Charcoal filters neutralise unpleasant
odours in the refrigerator section for improved air quality.
Multi-purpose microfibre cloth
The microfibre cloth is suitable for removing fingerprints and light soiling
from surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals.
MicroCloth Kit
The MicroCloth Kit contains a universal
cloth, a glass cloth and a polishing
cloth.
These cloths are extremely rip-proof
and hard-wearing. Thanks to very fine
microfibres these cloths achieve excellent cleaning results.
Bottle rack
The charcoal filter holder clips onto the
protective strip at the back of the shelf
and can be moved as necessary.
KKF-RF
Active AirClean replacement filters
Replacement filters to the fit the Active
AirClean holder are available. We recommend replacing the charcoal filters
every 6 months.
Accessories are available to order via
the Miele Webshop, from Miele directly (see back cover for contact details) or from your Miele dealer.
Bottles can be stored horizontally using
the bottle rack to save space.
The bottle rack can be placed at different positions in the appliance.
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.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Accessories
Packaging material
- Bottle holder
 Remove all packaging material from
the inside of the appliance.
The flexible ribs grip the bottles securely when the door is opened and
closed.
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
Please refer to the relevant instructions in "Cleaning and care".
 Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories.
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 Attach the bottle holder centrally
along the rear edge of the bottle
shelf, as shown.
Switching on and off
Switching on
To enable the temperature to get sufficiently cold inside the appliance, allow
it to run for approx. 2 hours before
placing food in it.
Do not place food in the freezer section until the temperature is at least
-18 °C.
The freezer section and the refrigerator
section can be switched on at the
same time using the right-hand main
On/Off button.
Switching off
 To switch off the freezer section and
the refrigerator section, press and
hold the right-hand main On/Off button until the display goes out.
The refrigerator section and freezer section are switched off. If this is does not
happen, the safety lock is still activated
(see "Selecting further settings - To deactivate the safety lock).
The refrigerator section interior lighting
will go out and the cooling process will
be switched off.
 Press the right-hand main On/Off button to switch on the freezer section
and the refrigerator section.
The appliance will start to cool and the
temperature required will appear in the
temperature display. The refrigerator
section interior lighting will come on
when the door is opened.
Switching off the refrigerator section
separately
The refrigerator section can be
switched off without having to switch
off the freezer section. This is useful,
e.g. whilst on holiday.
 To switch off the refrigerator section,
press the left-hand On/Off button until the display goes out.
The interior lighting and the temperature
display for the refrigerator section will
go out. The refrigerator section is
switched off. The temperature display
for the freezer section will remain on.
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Switching on and off
Switching the refrigerator section
back on again
The refrigerator section can also be
switched back on again separately.
 To switch the refrigerator section on,
press the left-hand On/Off button.
The temperature display for the refrigerator section lights up. The refrigerator
section starts to cool and the interior
lighting comes on when the door is
opened.
Switching off for longer periods of time
 If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not
cleaned and the door(s) left shut,
there is a danger of mould building
up inside the appliance.
It is essential to clean the appliance.
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,
 clean the appliance and
 leave the door(s) ajar to air the appliance and avoid odours building up inside the appliance.
It is also advisable to carry out the last
two instructions if you are switching
the refrigerator section off for a longer
period of time.
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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.
. . . in the refrigerator section
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator section.
Automatic temperature distribution
(DynaCool)
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
The fan switches on automatically when
the cooling system for the refrigerator
switches on. It distributes the temperature in the appliance to all areas more
evenly so that all the food will be chilled
to about the same degree.
– the more food that is stored in it,
. . . in the freezer section
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is generally halted. As soon as the temperature
rises above -10 °C, the micro-organisms become active in the food again
so that it cannot be kept as long. For
this reason, partially defrosted or fully
defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has been
cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance. The appliance is designed for use within specific ambient temperatures (climate
range). Do not use in ambient temperatures for which it is not designed.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
In normal operation the temperature
display either shows the required
temperature in the refrigerator section or the required temperature in
the freezer section.
Tip: To switch between temperature
displays, press the relevant button for
selecting the temperature  of the section you wish to view.
The displayed temperature will flash,
if a different temperature is set.
The required temperature in the
freezer section temperature display
and the alarm symbol  will flash:
– If the temperature is not within the
normal temperature display range.
– If the temperature in the appliance
has risen by several degrees, indicating that the appliance is warming up
too much. At the same time an alarm
will sound.
This short-term loss of coldness is no
cause for concern in the following circumstances:
– If the appliance doors were left open
or for longer than usual, e.g. when a
large amount of food is being loaded
or taken out.
– If you have just placed fresh food in
the appliance for freezing.
If the temperature in the freezer remains above -18 °C for a long time,
check that the frozen food has not
started to defrost. If it has, check
that the food is safe to use and if it
is, then use it as soon as possible.
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The correct temperature
Setting the temperature in the
refrigerator / freezer sections
The temperature can be adjusted:
– in the refrigerator section from 1 °C to
9 °C
– in the freezer section from -15 °C to
-26 °C.
The temperatures for the refrigerator
section and the freezer section can be
adjusted using the relevant button for
setting the temperature.
 Press the button for setting the temperature repeatedly until the temperature you want lights up in the temperature display.
The first time you press the button the
last temperature set will flash in the display.
The temperature value will change until
the highest setting is reached. It will
then drop back to the lowest setting.
After a short while the newly selected
temperature is set and will appear in the
temperature display.
The refrigerator section temperature set
will now light up. The temperature set
for the freezer section will now flash until the temperature has been reached.
The temperature in the appliance will
now adjust slowly to the newly set temperature.
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Using Super cool and Super freeze
Super cool function
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).
Super cool is particularly recommended
for the rapid chilling of large amounts of
fresh food or drink.
The Super cool function can be
switched on if the temperature in the
refrigerator section is visible in the
temperature display.
Switching on Super cool
 Press the Super cool button.
The Super cool  symbol will light up.
The appliance will work at full power to
lower the temperature in the refrigerator
section.
Switching off Super cool
The Super cool function will switch itself
off automatically after approx. 12 hours.
The Super cool  symbol will go out
and the appliance will run at normal
power again.
To save energy, the Super cool function
can be switched off once food and
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
 Press the Super cool button until
the  symbol goes out.
The appliance will then continue running at normal power.
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Using Super cool and Super freeze
Super freeze function
Switching off Super freeze
Switch on Super freeze before putting
fresh food into the freezer.
The Super freeze function will switch itself off automatically after approx.
65 hours. The Super freeze  symbol
will go out and the appliance will run at
normal power again.
This helps food to freeze quickly and retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours and
appearance.
Exceptions:
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
To save energy, you can switch the Super freeze function off yourself before
this time.
– when freezing up to 1 kg fresh food
daily.
The Super freeze functiuon can be
switched on if the temperature in the
freezer section is visible in the temperature display.
 Press the Super freeze button until
the Super freeze symbol  goes out.
The appliance will then continue running at normal power.
Switching on Super freeze
The Super freeze function should be
switched on 6 hours before placing
food in the freezer section. When
freezing the maximum amount of food
the Super freeze function should be
switched on 24 hours beforehand.
 Press the Super freeze button briefly.
The Super freeze  symbol lights up.
The appliance will work at full power to
lower the temperature in the freezer
section.
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Temperature and door alarm
The appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed and to avoid energy being
wasted if the door is left open.
Temperature alarm
If the temperature in the freezer becomes too warm, the temperature display and the alarm symbol  will flash.
An audible alarm will also sound.
The temperature the appliance is set at
determines the temperature the appliance recognises as being too warm.
Audible and visual signals will be activated, for example,
– when the appliance is switched on if
the temperature in the appliance differs greatly from the set temperature,
 If the temperature in the freezer
remains above -18 °C for a long
time, check that the frozen food has
not started to defrost.
If it has, check that the food is safe
to use and if it is, then use it as soon
as possible or cook it before freezing
it again.
Door alarm
The alarm will sound if a door is left
open for more than 60 seconds.
It will stop as soon as the door is
closed.
Switching the alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off if you wish.
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
when food is being loaded, rearranged or taken out,
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once,
– when freezing fresh food which is still
warm,
– in the event of a power cut,
– if the appliance has a fault.
The alarm will stop and the alarm symbol  will go out when the temperature
reaches the correct level again. The
temperature display will light up again
constantly.
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 Press the Alarm off button.
The alarm will stop.
If the alarm is due to the temperature
rising, the alarm symbol  will stay on
until the set temperature has been
reached.
Selecting further settings
Settings mode
Activating or deactivating the lock
Settings mode is used for activating
and deactivating the safety lock.
The lock can be activated to prevent
the appliance being switched off by
mistake.
Activating or deactivating the
safety lock

– To activate the lock
Settings mode is represented in the display by the menu symbol .
See below for instructions on how to
activate and deactivate the lock.
 Press the Super freeze button for approx. 5 seconds.
The menu symbol  will light up and 
will start flashing in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
 Press the Super freeze button briefly
to access the lock function.
 will appear in the display.
 Press the Super freeze button briefly
to activate the lock.
The lock symbol  will light up.
 Press the On/Off button to exit Settings mode.
The temperature will appear in the display.
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Selecting further settings
– To deactivate the lock
 Press the Super freeze button for approx. 5 seconds.
The lock symbol  and the Menu symbol  will light up and  will start flashing in the display.
Settings mode is now activated.
 Press the Super freeze button briefly
to access the lock function.
 will appear in the display.
 Press the Super freeze button briefly
to deactivate the lock.
The lock symbol  will go out.
 Press the On/Off button to exit Settings mode.
The temperature will appear in the display.
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Storing food in the refrigerator section
 Danger of explosion.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products containing propellants (e.g. spray cans).
 If storing food which contains a
lot of fat or oil in the appliance or the
appliance door, make sure that it
does not come into contact with
plastic components as this could
cause stress cracks or break the
plastic.
Make sure that no oil or grease leaks
onto the plastic parts of the appliance. This can cause the plastic to
crack and break.
Different storage zones
Due to natural air circulation there are
different temperature zones in the refrigerator section.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest section of the appliance. Make use of the
different temperature zones when placing food in the appliance.
To allow air to circulate efficiently, do
not pack food too closely together in
the refrigerator.
Do not cover the fan in the rear wall of
the refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
This appliance has automatic Dynamic
cooling, which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running,
making the difference between the
various zones is less pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area in the refrigerator
section is at the top in the front area
and in the door. Use this for storing butter and cheese.
Coldest area
The coldest area in the refrigerator section is directly above the fruit and vegetable drawer and at the back of the
appliance.
Use these areas to store all delicate and
highly perishable food, e.g.
– fish, meat, poultry,
– cold cuts, 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 of the
refrigerator section as it may freeze to
the back wall.
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Storing food in the refrigerator section
Food which is not suitable for
storage in the refrigerator section
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration
at temperatures below 5°C as some
food is sensitive to cold. The appearance, consistency, taste and / or the vitamin content of certain types of food
can be adversely affected by being
stored in too cold a place.
Food which does not tolerate cold temperatures includes:
Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged in the refrigerator section. This will prevent food
smells from affecting other food, food
from drying out, and also any crosscontamination of bacteria. This is especially important for storing proteinbased food such as meat or fish.
The storage time of food can be increased by setting the correct temperature and maintaining good standards
of hygiene.
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangoes, melons,
papayas, passion fruit, citrus fruits
(such as lemons, oranges, mandarins, grapefruit),
Fruit and vegetables
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
Please note that food rich in protein deteriorates faster than other types of
food. Shellfish, for example, deteriorates faster than fish, and fish deteriorates faster than meat.
– Aubergines/eggplant, cucumbers,
potatoes, peppers/capsicum, tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini,
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan.
When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is the most important
factor in determining how long it stays
fresh, and how long it can be kept in the
appliance.
Always observe the use-by date and
the recommended storage temperature.
Time out of the refrigerator should be
kept to a minimum, for example, when
transporting food in a hot car.
Tip: Take a cool bag with you when
shopping and on return place food into
the appliance immediately.
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Fruit and vegetables can be stored
loose in the fruit and vegetable drawer.
Protein rich food
Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the door shelf /
bottle shelf
Risk of injury!
Only move door shelves / bottle
shelves when they are empty.
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
 Push the door/bottle shelf upwards,
then remove it by pulling it forwards
 Replace the shelf at the required
height. Ensure that it is securely
pushed back into position.
Adjusting the bottle holder
 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 on the protective strip
at the back must face upwards to prevent food from touching the back of the
appliance and freezing to it.
The bottle holder can be moved left or
right to create more room for drink cartons.
The bottle holder can be removed completely (e.g. for cleaning):
Stoppers prevent the shelves from being dislodged by mistake.
Fruit and vegetable drawer
The fruit and vegetable drawer is on
rollers and can be removed for filling,
emptying or cleaning purposes.
 Push the bottle shelf upwards, then
remove it by pulling it forwards
 Pull the bottle holder upwards to remove it from the rear edge of the
bottle shelf.
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Adjusting the interior fittings
Adjusting the bottle rack
The bottle rack is available as an optional accessory (see "Accessories optional accessories").
Moving the charcoal filters
Charcoal filters and a KKF-FF (Active
AirClean) holder are available as optional accessories (see "Accessories optional accessories").
With very strong smelling food (e.g. very
ripe cheese):
– Place the holder with the charcoal filters on the shelf where this food is
kept.
The bottle rack can be placed at different positions in the appliance.
 Raise the bottle rack slightly at the
front, and pull it forwards a little 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 rear rail must face upwards to prevent bottles from touching the back of
the appliance.
– Change the charcoal filters earlier if
necessary.
– Use more charcoal filters (with holders) in the appliance (see "Accessories - Optional accessories").
The holder for the charcoal filters sits
on the protective strip at the back of the
shelf.
 To move the charcoal filters, pull the
holder upwards to remove it from the
protective strip.
Stoppers prevent the bottle rack from
being dislodged by mistake.
 Refit it on the protective strip of the
shelf you wish to use it on.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be exceeded. The maximum freezing capacity for freezing within a 24-hour period
is given on the data plate: "Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells,
which then shrink. During the defrosting
process, only some of this water is reabsorbed by the cells; the rest collects
around the food.
– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is reduced if it has been stored at a temperature warmer than -18 °C.
 Buy frozen food once you have finished the rest of your shopping, and
wrap it in newspaper or use a cool
bag or cool box to transport it.
 Store it in the freezer as soon as possible.
 Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
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
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, cakes, leftovers, egg yolks,
egg whites and a range of precooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, soured
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste, aroma and vitamin C, vegetables should be
blanched before they are frozen. To
do so place them portion by portion
into boiling water for 2–3 minutes.
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.
– Separate chops, steaks, cutlets etc.
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
This prevents them from freezing together in a block.
– Do not salt or season raw food or
blanched vegetables before freezing.
Cooked food should only be lightly
salted and seasoned. Some herbs intensify the taste of food when frozen.
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– Placing hot foods or drinks in the
freezer causes food that is already
frozen to partially thaw and increases
energy consumption. Allow hot foods
and drinks to cool down before placing them in the freezer.
Packaging food for freezing
 Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
– Plastic freezer bags
– Tubular polythene freezer bags
– Aluminum foil
– Freezer containers
Unsuitable packing material
– Wrapping paper
– Greaseproof paper
– Cellophane
– Bin bags
– Plastic carrier bags
 Expel as much air as possible from
the packaging.
 Close the packaging tightly with
– Rubber bands
– Plastic clips
– String
– Freezer tape
Tip: 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
Before placing food in the freezer
 When freezing more than 1 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Using Super cool and Super freeze Super freeze function").
This helps food which is already stored
in the freezer to stay frozen.
Placing food in the freezer section
 The following maximum loading
weights must not be exceeded:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Unfrozen food should not touch
frozen food as this will cause frozen
food to begin to thaw.
 Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
- Freezing small amounts of food
Place the food in the upper freezer
drawers.
 Place the food flat in the bottom of
the freezer drawer so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as possible.
- Freezing the maximum amount (see
data plate)
Ensure ventilation slots at the back
of the freezer section are always free
from obstruction.
If the ventilation slots are blocked the
cooling performance will decrease
and energy consumption will increase.
Place food on the glass plate in such
a way that the ventilation slots are
not blocked.
 Remove the upper freezer drawers.
 Place the food flat on the upper glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
Once frozen:
 Place the frozen food in the freezer
drawer and push it back in.
Storage time for frozen food
The storage life of food is very variable,
even at a constant temperature of
-18 °C. Decomposition processes also
take place in frozen food, albeit at a
very reduced speed. For example fat
can become rancid from contact with
oxygen in the air. This is why lean meat
can be stored approx. twice as long as
fatty meat.
The storage times quoted are guide values for the storage life of different food
groups in the freezer section.
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Freezing and storing food
Storage
time
(Months)
Defrosting
Ice cream
2 to 6
– in a microwave oven,
Bread, baked goods
2 to 6
Cheese
2 to 4
– in an oven using "Fan heat" or the
"Defrost" setting,
Fish, oily
1 to 2
Fish, lean
1 to 5
Sausage, ham
1 to 3
– in the refrigerator section (the cold
given off by the frozen food helps to
keep the other food cold),
Game, pork
1 to 12
– in a steam oven.
Poultry, beef
2 to 10
Vegetables, fruit
6 to 18
Flat pieces of partially thawed fish can
be placed directly into a hot frying pan.
Herbs
6 to 10
Food group
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:
– at room temperature,
Meat and poultry It is particularly important to observe food hygiene rules
when defrosting poultry. Do not use the
liquid from defrosted poultry. Pour it
away and wash the container it was in,
the sink and your hands. Danger of salmonella poisoning. Ensure that meat
and fish (e.g. mince, chicken, fish fillets)
do not come into contact with other
foods while defrosting. Catch the liquid
and dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables due to changes in the cell structure.
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Freezing and storing food
 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.
Cooling drinks quickly
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour; otherwise
they could burst, causing injury and
damage.
Using accessories
Adjusting the interior fittings
Removing the drawers and glass
plates from the freezer
The drawers can be removed for filling,
emptying or cleaning purposes.
You can also use the space in the
freezer more flexibly. If you wish to
freeze large items such as a turkey or
game, the glass cold plates between
the drawers can be removed.
 Pull out the drawers as far as they will
go, and then lift them up and out.
 Lift the glass plate slightly, pull it forwards and out.
Ice cubes
 Fill the ice cube tray three quarters
full of water and place it on the bottom of one of the freezer drawers.
 Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to remove the ice tray from the freezer if it
is stuck.
Tip: 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 time.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
The refrigerator section defrosts automatically.
The appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
whilst the compressor is running. You
do not need to remove this, as it will defrost and evaporate automatically with
the warmth generated by the compressor.
The condensate is drained away
through a channel and drain hole, then
fed into an evaporation system at the
back of the appliance.
 Condensate must be able to
drain away unhindered at all times.
Keep the condensate channel and
drain hole clean to enable this.
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The moisture generated in the appliance collects on the condenser and is
automatically defrosted and dissipated
from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently
ice-free, however, the food stored in the
freezer will not defrost.
Cleaning and care
 Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or the lighting.
 Steam from a steam cleaning appliance could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the appliance.
Cleaning water must not get into the
drain hole.
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 agents
Cleaning and conditioning agents
used inside the appliance must be
food safe.
To avoid damaging all the surfaces of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda, ammonia, acids or chlorides
– cleaning agents containing descaling
agents
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream cleaners
– solvent-based cleaning agents
– stainless steel cleaning agents
– dishwasher cleaner
– oven sprays
– glass cleaning agents
– hard, abrasive sponges and brushes,
e.g. pot scourers
– melamine eraser blocks
– sharp metal scrapers
We recommend using a clean sponge,
lukewarm water with a little washing-up
liquid to clean surfaces of the appliance.
The following pages contain important
information on cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
Preparing the appliance for
cleaning
 Switch the appliance off.
Adjustable shelf
 Place the shelf on a worktop covered
with a soft material (e.g. a tea towel).
The display goes out and cooling is
switched off.
If this does not happen, then the safety
lock is still activated (see "Selecting further settings - Activating or deactivating
the safety lock").
 Disconnect it from the mains.
 Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
 Remove the shelves and bottle shelf
from the door.
 Take out all other removable parts for
cleaning.
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 Remove the trim:
1. Pull the stainless steel trim off the
shelf beginning at one side.
2. Then pull the protective strip off.
 After cleaning the shelf reattach the
trim and the protective strip.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the interior and accessories
The following parts are suitable for
cleaning in a dishwasher:
Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
The maximum temperature of the
dishwashing programme selected
must not exceed 55 °C.
Remove soiling immediately to prevent
it from drying on.
 Clean the interior with a clean
sponge, lukewarm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
 After cleaning, wipe with clean water
and dry with a soft cloth.
 The stainless steel parts on the
shelves are not dishwasher safe.
Remove the trim before placing the
shelves in the dishwasher.
The following parts cannot be cleaned
in a dishwasher:
– the stainless steel trim
– the protective strips at the back of
the adjustable shelves
– all drawers and the drawer lid (depending on model)
 These accessories should all be hand
washed.
Contact with natural dyes from carrots, tomatoes and ketchup may discolour the plastic parts in the dishwasher.
This discolouration does not affect the
stability of the parts.
– the bottle holder, egg tray, ice cube
tray
(depending on model)
– the shelves and bottle shelf in the
door
– the adjustable shelves (with the trim
and strips removed)
– the rollers underneath the fruit and
vegetable drawer
– the holder for the charcoal filter (optional accessory)
 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.
 Leave the door open to air the appliance for a short while and to prevent
odours building up.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the door seal
After cleaning
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seal as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous
over time.
 Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
 The door seal should be cleaned regularly with clean water, and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
 Switch on the Super freeze function
for a while so that the freezer section
can cool down quickly.
Cleaning the ventilation gaps
A build-up of dust will increase the energy consumption of the appliance.
 The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner (e.g. use the
dusting brush for Miele vacuum
cleaners)
 Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
 Switch on the Super cool function for
a while so that the refrigerator section
can cool down quickly.
 Place food in the refrigerator section
and close the door.
 Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required temperature, place the food back in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
freezer.
 Switch off the Super freeze function
as soon as the temperature in the
freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder.
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Cleaning and care
Replacing the charcoal filters
Charcoal filters with a KKF-FF (Active
AirClean) holder are available as optional accessories (see "Accessories Optional accessories").
Replace the charcoal filters in the
holder every 6 months.
Replacement KKF-RF charcoal filters
can be obtained from your Miele
dealer, Miele or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
 Remove both charcoal filters and
place the new filters with the framed
edge pointing downwards in the
holder.
The charcoal filter holder is dishwasherproof.
 Pull the charcoal filter holder upwards
to remove it from the shelf.
When in position the charcoal filters
must not touch the back wall of the
appliance as the moisture could
cause them to stick to the back wall.
Insert the new charcoal filters into
the holder so that they do not protrude over the edge of the holder.
 Place the holder in the middle of the
raised edge at the back of the shelf,
so that it clicks into position.
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Problem solving guide
Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele.
If, having followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the problem,
please contact Miele.
To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door
while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause considerable
danger for the user.
Installation, maintenance and repairs must only be carried out by a Miele authorised technician.
Problem
Cause and remedy
The appliance is not
getting cold, the interior
lighting does not come
on when the door is
opened, and the display
is not lit up.
The appliance is not switched on and the mains connection symbol  is lit up in the display.
 Switch the appliance on.
The plug is not inserted in the socket correctly.
 Insert the plug correctly into the socket. The mains
connection symbol  appears in the display
when the appliance is switched off.
Check whether the mains fuse has tripped. There
could be a fault with the appliance, the household
electrical wiring or another electrical appliance.
 Contact a qualified electrician or Miele.
The compressor runs
continuously.
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This is not a fault. To save energy, the compressor
runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The compressor is
switching on more frequently and for longer
periods of time. The
temperature in the appliance is too low.
The ventilation gaps have been covered or become
too dusty.
 Do not block the ventilation gaps.
 Dust the ventilation gaps regularly.
The doors have been opened too frequently, or a
large amount of fresh food has been placed inside
and/or frozen at the same time.
 Only open the doors when necessary and for as
short a time as possible.
The required temperature will re-establish itself after a
while.
The appliance doors are not closed properly. A thick
layer of ice may have formed in the freezer.
 Close the appliance doors.
The required temperature will re-establish itself after a
while.
If a thick layer of ice has formed, it will reduce efficiency and increase the energy consumption.
 Defrost the appliance and clean it.
The ambient room temperature is too high. The higher
the room temperature, the longer the compressor will
run for.
 See "Installation - Location".
The temperature setting is too low.
 Adjust the temperature.
A large amount of food is being frozen at once.
 See "Freezing and storing food".
The Super cool function is still switched on.
 You can switch off the Super cool function earlier
to save energy.
The Super freeze function is still switched on.
 You can switch off the Super freeze function earlier
to save energy.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The compressor comes
on less and less often
and for shorter periods
of time. The temperature in the appliance
rises.
This is not a fault. The set temperature is too high.
 Adjust the temperature.
 Check the temperature again after 24 hours.
An LED indicator light is
flashing at the back of
the appliance at the
bottom near the compressor (depending on
model).
This is not a fault. The electronic unit for the compressor is equipped with an operation and fault diagnosis LED indicator light which flashes every 15
seconds (depending on model).
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The food begins to defrost.
The room temperature is lower than the ambient temperature for which the appliance is designed.
Operating in a room which is too cold will cause the
compressor to switch off for too long, causing the
freezer to become too warm.
 See "Installation - Location".
 Increase the temperature of the room.
Problem solving guide
Display warnings
Message
Cause and remedy
The  symbol lights up
in the display, the appliance does not get cold,
although the controls
and the interior lighting
are working.
Demo mode is switched on. This allows the appliance
to be presented in the showroom without the cooling
system being switched on. Do not activate this setting
for domestic use.
 Contact the Miele Service Department for information on deactivating Demo mode.
The alarm symbol 
and the temperature
display are flashing.
The temperature alarm has been activated (see
"Temperature and door alarm"). The temperature in
the freezer section has risen higher or fallen lower
than the temperature set.
This could be due to, for example:
– the door being opened too frequently,
– a large quantity of fresh food being placed in the
freezer at once without switching on the Super
freeze function.
– a lengthy interruption to the power supply.
 Rectify the cause of the alarm.
The alarm will stop and the alarm symbol  will go
out when the temperature reaches the correct level
again.
 Depending on the temperature displayed, you
should check whether food in the freezer has started to thaw or has defrosted. If it has, it should be
used as soon as possible. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
"F0 to F9" appears in
the display.
There is a fault.
 Call the Miele Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy
The power failure 
and  symbols appear
in the display and the
alarm sounds.
The temperature display
will also show the
warmest temperature
recorded in the freezer
during an interruption to
the power supply or a
power cut.
The temperature in the appliance in the previous days
or hours has risen too high because of a power cut or
interruption to the power supply.
The appliance will go back to the last temperature
setting when the power is back on.
 Press the Alarm off button.
You cannot switch the
appliance off.
The lock is activated. The  symbol is lit up in the
display.
 Deactivate the lock (see "Selecting settings - Activating or deactivating the lock").
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The warmest temperature display will go out. The display will then revert to showing the actual temperature
in the freezer.
 Depending on the temperature displayed, you
should check the condition of food in the freezer. If
it has defrosted or started to defrost, check that it
is still safe to use and, if it is, use it as soon as
possible. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
Problem solving guide
The interior lighting is not working.
Problem
Cause and remedy
The interior lighting is
not working.
The appliance has not been switched on.
 Switch the appliance on.
To avoid overheating, the lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15 minutes if the door is
left open. If this is not the case, then there is a fault.
 Danger of electric shock.
There are live electrical components under the
lighting cover.
The LED lighting may only be repaired or replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician.
 Danger of injury from LED lighting. Light intensity corresponds to laser beam class 1/1M.
The lighting covers must not be removed or damaged, or be removed due to damage. This could
cause injury to your eyes.
Do not look into the LED lighting (laser beam class
1/1M) with optical instruments (e.g. magnifying
glass or similar).
 Call the Miele Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
Other problems
Problem
Cause and remedy
The door to the freezer
will not open because it
has been opened and
closed too many times
in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused by opening
and closing the door is preventing the door from
opening. Wait approx. 1 minute and then try again. It
should now open without force.
Food has frozen together.
The food packaging was not dry when placed in the
freezer.
 Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon handle or
plastic scraper, to prise it apart carefully.
The external walls of
the appliance feel
warm.
This is not a fault. The warmth created by the evaporator is used to prevent condensation.
The floor of the refriger- The condensate drain hole is blocked.
ator section is wet.
 Clean the condensate channel and drain hole.
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Noises
Normal
noises
What causes them
Brrrrr ...
A humming noise is made by the motor (compressor). This noise
can get louder for brief periods when the motor switches 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 ...
You can sometimes just hear the sound of the fan inside the appliance.
Crack ...
A cracking sound can be heard when materials expand inside
the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises
Cause and remedy
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven. Realign the appliance using a spirit
level. Do so by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance or place something underneath it.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of furniture. Move it away.
Drawers or shelves are unstable or sticking. Check all removable
items and refit them correctly.
Bottles or containers are touching each other. Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of the
appliance. Remove them.
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After Sales / Warranty
After sales service
Warranty: U.K.
In the event of any faults which you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
In the U.K. the appliance warranty is
valid for 2 years from the date of purchase. However, you must activate your
cover by calling 0330 160 6640 or registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
– your Miele Dealer, or
– the Miele Service Department.
See end of this booklet for contact details. Please note that telephone calls
may be monitored and recorded for
training purposes and that a call-out
charge will be applied to service visits
where the problem could have been
resolved as described in this booklet.
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.
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Warranty: Other countries
For information on the appliance warranty specific to your country please
contact Miele.
See end of this booklet for contact details.
Electrical connection
The appliance is supplied with a power
cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an AC 230 V 50 Hz supply.
The fuse rating must be at least 10 A
(13 A in the UK).
This appliance must be connected to a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. The electrical connection
must comply with current local and national safety regulations (BS 7671 in the
UK).
The accessibility of the plug must always be ensured in order to be able to
quickly separate the appliance from the
mains.
If the mains socket is not accessible
after the appliance has been built in, a
separator for each terminal must be
present. There must be an all-pole contact gap of at least 3 mm in the switch
(including switch, fuses and relays according to EN 60335).
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).
Do not connect the appliance to an inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. solar
power. When switched on, peak loads
in the system can cause the safety
switch-off mechanism to be triggered.
This can damage the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy-saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of energy supplied to the appliance, causing
it to overheat.
If the mains cable needs to be replaced
this must be done by a suitably qualified person.
The plug and mains connection cable
must not come into contact with the
back of the appliance as vibrations can
cause damage to these components.
This, in turn, could result in a short circuit.
Do not plug in other appliances behind
this appliance.
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Installation
This appliance must be built in, otherwise it could tip up.
 Fire risk and danger of damage!
This refrigerator must not be installed
underneath a hob.
Location
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
When deciding where to install your appliance please bear in mind that it will
use more energy if installed near to a
heater, a cooker or other appliance that
gives off heat. Direct sunlight should
also be avoided.
The higher the room temperature, the
longer the compressor runs and the
higher the energy consumption is.
When installing the appliance, please
note:
– The socket must be easily accessible
in an emergency, not concealed behind the appliance.
– The plug and cable must not touch
the rear of the appliance as they
could be damaged by vibrations from
the appliance.
– Do not plug in other appliances behind this appliance.
 In environments with high humidity condensation can build up on
the external appliance panels.
Condensate can cause corrosion on
external appliance panels.
For prevention, it is advisable to install the appliance where there is sufficient ventilation in a dry and/or air
conditioned room.
After installation please ensure that
the appliance doors close properly,
the ventilation gaps are not covered
and that the appliance has been installed in accordance with these installation instructions.
Climate range
The appliance is designed for use within
a certain climate range (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
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+16 to +38 °C
T
+16 to +43 °C
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the compressor to switch off
for too long, causing the internal temperature in the appliance to rise with the
risk of food deteriorating and going off.
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Installation
Ventilation
 If the ventilation gaps given are
not observed, the compressor will
run more frequently and for longer
periods.
This will result in increased energy
consumption and a higher operating
temperature for the compressor. This
may, in turn, cause damage to the
compressor.
It is essential to observe the ventilation gaps given.
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm. The appliance housing unit must
therefore be constructed to allow sufficient space for ventilation (see "Building-in dimensions"):
– The ventilation cross-sections in the
plinth, housing unit and above the
appliance must each provide an unobstructed airflow of at least 200 cm²
to ensure that air can circulate
without hindrance.
If ventilation grilles are to be inserted
into the ventilation gaps, the ventilation gaps must be larger than
200 cm². The unobstructed airflow of
200 cm² is calculated by adding up
the total area of ventilation openings
in the grille.
– Important. The appliance uses less
energy, the larger the ventilation
gaps.
The ventilation gaps must not be
covered or blocked in any way. They
should be dusted on a regular basis.
– Air intake  occurs via the plinth at
the bottom of the appliance and the
air escapes at the top  at the back
of the housing unit.
– A ventilation gap of at least 40 mm
depth must be allowed for behind the
appliance for air to circulate.
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Installation
Top ventilation gap
Before installing the appliance
The ventilation gap at the top of the appliance can be constructed in different
ways:
 Take the accessory pack which includes installation parts and other accessories out of the appliance and remove the packaging strap holding the
door in place.
 Do not remove the following from
the back of the appliance:
a directly above the appliance with a
ventilation grille (free airflow of at
least 200 cm²).
b in between the housing unit and the
ceiling
c through a suspended ceiling.
– The spacers (depending on model)
These ensure the gap required
between the back of the appliance
and the wall is maintained.
– The bags (depending on model) located inside the metal grille (heat exchanger).
These are important for the correct
functioning of the appliance. Their
contents are non-toxic and are not
dangerous.
 Remove the cable clip from the back
of the appliance.
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Building-in dimensions
* The declared energy consumption was calculated in a 560 mm deep niche. The
appliance is fully functional in a 550 mm niche but the energy consumption will be
slightly higher.
Before installation, ensure the housing unit is the correct size. The specified ventilation cross-sections must be maintained in order to ensure the correct functioning of the appliance.
KFN 37132 iD
Niche height [mm]
A
Freezer section [mm]
B
1772 – 1788
669
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Changing the door hinging
Two people are needed for changing
the door hinging.
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand hinging is required,
the hinges must be changed.
 Open both appliance doors.
 Remove the shelves/bottle shelf from
the appliance door.
To change the door hinging, you will
need the following tools:
 Remove covers ,  and .
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Changing the door hinging
Caution.
The door is not secure as soon as
the screws are removed from the
bearing block.
 Remove the upper bearing block 
and fit it on the opposite side.
Caution.
The door is not secure as soon as
the hinge bolts in the middle of the
appliance are removed.
 Pull hinge bolt  in the middle of the
appliance together with its disc upwards and off.
 Loosen screws  on bearing block .
 Carefully lift appliance door  off and
place to one side.
 Push the appliance door  outwards, take it off its hinges and place
it to one side.
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Changing the door hinging
 In the middle of the appliance, fit
hinge bolt  together with its washer
through the bearing block in the appliance door .
 Unscrew bearing block , turn it
through 180° and screw it into place
on the opposite side.
 Unscrew bearing block  and screw
it into place on the opposite side.
 Remove hinge bolt  together with
its washer and replace these on the
opposite side.
 Fit upper door  onto the hinge bolt
in the middle of the appliance.
 Close the upper door.
 Screw upper bearing block  back
on the appliance securely.
 Tighten all screws again.
 Place door  onto the hinge bolt
from above.
 Close the lower door.
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 Replace covers  and .
Installing the appliance
Two people are required for installing
the appliance.
To install the appliance, you will need
the following tools:
 Install the appliance in a stable, solid
housing unit, positioned on an even
and level floor.
 Secure the housing unit against tipping.
 Use a spirit level to align the housing
unit. The corners of the housing unit
must be at a 90 ° angle to each other,
otherwise the furniture door will not
align correctly with all 4 corners of
the housing unit.
 The required ventilation cross-sections must be ensured (see "Installation - Ventilation" and "Building-in dimensions").
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Installing the appliance
Parts required for installation
All installation parts are number coded.
This coding is also used in the installation instructions.
– required for fitting the furniture
doors:
– required for installing the appliance in its housing unit:
All fitting instructions given are for a
right-hand hinged appliance. If you
have converted the appliance to lefthand hinging, you will need to adapt
these instructions accordingly.
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Installing the appliance
Preparing the appliance
 Position the appliance in front of the
housing unit.
 Fit cover strip  into position.
 Push the appliance two-thirds of the
way into its niche. When doing this,
make sure that the mains cable does
not get trapped.
 Remove cover  from the top corner
of the appliance.
 Secure part  using screw  firmly
into the top left-hand side of the appliance.
Tip: To help you push it into position, tie
a piece of string around the plug to "increase" the length of the connection
cable.
Then pull the cable by the end of the
string through the housing unit. It will
then be easier to connect once the appliance is in the unit.
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Installing the appliance
 Carefully remove the protective foil
from sealing strip .
 Fix sealing strip  flush with the front
of the appliance on the door opening
side.
1. Position the sealing strip flush with
the lower edge of the top fixing.
2. Stick it down along its entire
length.
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Installing the appliance
Installing the appliance
If the all round gap of 42 mm is not
maintained between the appliance
casing and the front edge of the
housing unit side walls, the door may
not shut properly.
This can cause ice to build up, condensate to accumulate and lead to
faults in the appliance. These can all
lead to increased energy consumption.
Follow the instructions below to ensure that a gap of 42 mm is maintained to the front edges of the housing unit side walls.
 Push the appliance into the buildingin niche:
– until the upper fixing bracket 
touches the front edge of the furniture side wall.
– until the front edge of lower left-hand
fixing bracket  and the lower righthand fixing bracket are flush with the
front edge of the base of the housing
unit.
On furniture with door fittings (e.g.
stubs, seals etc.) the dimension of
these must be taken into account
when making sure there is a gap all
round of 42 mm.
 Pull the appliance forwards by the
appropriate dimension.
Tip: Remove the door fittings. This will
ensure that the door is flush with the
surrounding kitchen unit furniture doors.
 Screw lower fixing bracket  with
screws  loosely into the bottom of
the appliance.
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Installing the appliance
Aligning the appliance
 Align the appliance on both sides using the adjustable feet.
 Carefully unscrew adjusting screw 
in the middle bearing block until it
touches the side wall of the furniture
housing unit.
 Tighten screws  in fixing bracket .
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Installing the appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
Make sure that all screws have been
tightened.
Before securing the appliance in its
niche make sure that both lower fixing
brackets are flush with the front of the
base of the housing unit.
For additional stability of the appliance
in the unit, push the rods supplied in
underneath the appliance between it
and the floor of the housing unit:
 Then secure handle  to one of the
rods .
 Push the appliance up against the
furniture unit wall and secure the appliance with screws  through fixing
bracket .
 Press the appliance up against the
furniture unit wall and secure fixing
bracket  using screw  to the base
of the unit.
 Use the handle to push the rod into
the guide as far as it will go. Remove
the handle and fit it to the other rod
and push this into its guide as far as it
will go. Important! Keep the handle
somewhere safe in case you ever
need to fit the appliance into a new
housing unit
 Close the appliance doors.
 If necessary, align the cover strip at
the top of the appliance by pushing it
parallel to the top of the furniture unit
– it should be set slightly back and
must not protrude.
 Secure the appliance by fitting
screw  into bearing block .
 Finally secure the appliance at the
side by fitting screw  through the
middle bearing block .
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Installing the appliance
 Snap off any protruding end  on the
top fixing bracket .
It is no longer required.
 Push the plastic tab into the left-hand
aperture in cover  and then fit the
cover in position.
 Fit cover .
 Flip down the cover on fixing
bracket .
 Fit cover  supplied.
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Installing the appliance
Fitting the furniture doors
 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 must
be maintained.
If a minimum distance of 1 mm is not
maintained, the appliance door may
not shut properly.
This can cause ice to build up, condensate to accumulate and lead to
faults in the appliance. These can all
lead to increased energy consumption.
 Tighten all screws again.
 Secure door fixing  to the appliance
door using screws .
 Open the door fully and push fixing
guides  into door fixing .
 Position the furniture door onto the
appliance door and secure fixing
guides  to the furniture door using
screws .
Make sure you maintain a distance d
(= the thickness of the housing walls)
between the edge of the appliance
door and the outer edge of the furniture door.
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United Kingdom
Miele Co. Ltd.
Fairacres, Marcham Road
Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1TW
Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0330 160 6600
E-mail: mielecare@miele.co.uk
Internet: www.miele.co.uk
Australia
Miele Australia Pty. Ltd.
ACN 005 635 398
ABN 96 005 635 398
1 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield, VIC 3180
Tel: 1300 464 353
Internet: www.miele.com.au
China
Miele (Shanghai) Trading Ltd.
1-3 Floor, No. 82 Shi Men Yi Road
Jing' an District
200040 Shanghai, PRC
Tel: +86 21 6157 3500, Fax: +86 21 6157 3511
E-mail: info@miele.cn, Internet: www.miele.cn
Miele (Hong Kong) Limited
41/F - 4101, Manhattan Place
23 Wang Tai Road
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2610 1025, Fax: (852) 3579 1404
Email: customerservices@miele.com.hk
Website: www.miele.hk
India
Miele India Pvt. Ltd.
Ground Floor, Copia Corporate Suites
Plot No. 9, Jasola, New Delhi - 110025
Tel: 011-46 900 000, Fax: 011-46 900 001
E-mail: customercare@miele.in, Internet: www.miele.in
Ireland
Miele Ireland Ltd.
2024 Bianconi Avenue
Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24
Tel: (01) 461 07 10, Fax: (01) 461 07 97
E-Mail: info@miele.ie, Internet: www.miele.ie
Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
Malaysia
Miele Sdn Bhd
Suite 12-2, Level 12
Menara Sapura Kencana Petroleum
Solaris Dutamas No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6209-0288
Fax: +603-6205-3768
New Zealand
Miele New Zealand Limited
IRD 98 463 631
Level 2, 10 College Hill
Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011, NZ
Tel: 0800 464 353
Internet: www.miele.co.nz
Singapore
Miele Pte. Ltd.
163 Penang Road
# 04 - 03 Winsland House II
Singapore 238463
Tel: +65 6735 1191, Fax: +65 6735 1161
E-Mail: info@miele.com.sg
Internet: www.miele.sg
South Africa
Miele (Pty) Ltd
63 Peter Place, Bryanston 2194
P.O. Box 69434, Bryanston 2021
Tel: (011) 875 9000, Fax: (011) 875 9035
E-mail: info@miele.co.za
Internet: www.miele.co.za
United Arab Emirates
Miele Appliances Ltd.
Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 6-217, Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11 47 82 - Dubai
Tel. +971 4 3044 999
Fax. +971 4 3418 852
800-MIELE (64353)
E-Mail: info@miele.ae
Website: www.miele.ae
KFN 37132 iD

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M.-Nr. 10 643 660 / 01
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