Operating and Installation Instructions Fridge

Operating and Installation Instructions
Fridge-Freezer Combination
To prevent accidents and damage to the appliance, you must read all
instructions supplied before installing for using the appliance.
en - US, CA
M.-Nr. 10 203 400
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Guide to the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to save Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turning the Appliance On / Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before the first use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Operating the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning the appliance on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning the appliance off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Vacation Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Right Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Automatic cold air circulation (DynaCool) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Setting the temperature for the refrigerator and freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using SuperCool in the refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using SuperCool in the freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temperature and Door Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Additional Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Sabbath mode S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Safety lock c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Temperature unit (Fahrenheit or Celsius) § . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Brightness of the display ^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lower hinge heating control H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using the Refrigerator Efficiently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Different storage zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Arranging the Interior - Refrigerator Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting the shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Shelf above the fruit and vegetable drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fruit and vegetable drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting the door shelf / bottle shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adjusting the bottle divider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Contents
Freezing and Storing Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Thawing frozen foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cooling drinks quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Making Ice Cubes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Turning the ice cube maker On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Setting the water quantity for the ice cube tray E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Arranging the Interior - Freezer Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Freezer drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjusting the separators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing the freezer drawer containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Refrigerator section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Freezer section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cleaning agents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Before cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Ventilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Cleaning the air filter [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Resetting the air filter indicator [ n. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Installation Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Climate class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Installation niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Niche floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Adjacent furniture/units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Door hinge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Proper ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Contents
Installation Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Opening angle of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Niche Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Door Swing Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Planning the Water Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Information Concerning the door panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Inset installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Frameless installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installing the Appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing the anti-tip brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installation of the anti-tip bracket in a cabinet with a depth greater than 25"
(635 mm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Fastening the covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Pushing the appliance into the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Aligning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Securing the appliance in the niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Aligning the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Aligning the drawer front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Install the base cover with the ventilation slits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Removing the mounting rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Installing the mounting rails on the door panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Installing the door panel on the appliance door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Aligning the door panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Installing the door panels on the freezer drawers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Information regarding the water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Connecting the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Contact details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using the appliance, follow
basic safety precautions, including
the following:
Read all instructions before
installation and use to prevent
accidents and machine damage.
This appliance complies with all
applicable safety laws and
regulations. However, improper use
can result in personal injury and
material damage.
Before using the appliance for the
first time, carefully read the
operating and installation
instructions. They contain important
information on installation, safety,
operation and care. This will protect
you from injury and prevent damage
to the appliance.
Miele will not be held liable for
damage caused by failure to comply
with these instructions.
Keep the instructions in a safe place
and pass them along to any future
owner
,Risk of injury!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open. Keep the appliance door shut
until the appliance has been
installed and secured in
accordance with these operating
and installation instructions.
Intended use
~ This appliance is intended for use in
domestic households and similar
residential environments.
This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
~ This appliance is intended to be
used only for the cool storage of food
and drink as well as for storing frozen
food, freezing fresh food and for
making ice under normal household
conditions.
All other use occurs at the owner's own
risk and may be dangerous.
~ The appliance is not suitable for
storing and cooling medicines, blood
plasma, laboratory preparations or
other such materials or products.
Improper use of the appliance can
cause deterioration and spoilage of the
stored items. The appliance is not
suitable for use in areas where there is
a risk of explosion.
Miele will not be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use
or operation.
~ Persons who lack physical, sensory
or mental abilities, or experience with
the appliance should not use it without
supervision or instruction by a
responsible person.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must
be kept away from the appliance unless
they are constantly supervised.
~ Children ages 8 and up may only
use the appliance unsupervised if they
have been shown how to use it in a safe
manner, and if they are able to
recognize and understand the potential
risks of improper use.
~ Children must not be allowed to
clean or service the appliance without
supervision.
~ Please supervise any children in the
vicinity of the appliance and do not let
them play with it.
~ Danger of suffocation. Ensure that
any packing material is disposed of
safely and kept out of the reach of
children.
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 refrigerant flowing
throughout the system. Though this is
unavoidable, it does not have any
adverse effect on the performance of
the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transport and installation/setup of the
appliance so that no parts of the
cooling system are damaged. Leaking
coolant can damage the eyes. In the
event of any damage:
– Avoid open flames and anything that
creates sparks,
– Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply,
– Ventilate the room in which the
appliance is located for several
minutes,
Technical safety
– Contact Miele.
~ The cooling system has been
checked for leaks. This appliance
complies with all applicable local and
national safety requirements.
~ The more coolant there is in an
~ 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.
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appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, there is a danger of
combustible gases building up if the
appliance is in too small of a room.
For every 8 g of coolant, at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant contained in the appliance is
stated on the data plate inside the
appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ To protect the refrigerator from
possible damage, take care that it
always remains in an upright position.
Any time it is moved or installed, always
let it stand for 30 to 60 minutes before
plugging it in. This allows the coolant
and lubricant to settle down, which is
essential for proper operation.
~ Do not use the appliance in areas
~ Before connecting the appliance,
~ A damaged appliance can be
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (fuse rating, voltage and
frequency) matches the power supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid damage to the appliance. If in
doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
where there may be moisture or
splashing water (e.g. garages, laundry
rooms, etc.)
Moisture can reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
~ This appliance is not to be used in
mobile locations such as ships.
dangerous. Before installing the
appliance, check for visible damage.
Do not operate a damaged appliance.
~ To ensure safe operation, use the
appliance only when it is fully installed.
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be ensured if it has
been properly grounded in compliance
with the applicable safety regulations. It
is most important that this basic safety
requirement is observed. If there is any
doubt contact a qualified electrician.
~ Ensure the appliance is
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be ensured if it has
been properly grounded in compliance
with the applicable safety regulations. It
is most important that this basic safety
requirement is observed. If there is any
doubt about the grounding of your
household wiring, have it inspected by
a qualified electrician.
– the respective circuit breaker is
tripped,
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
electrical supply with a power bar or
extension cord. These are a fire hazard
and do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance.
disconnected from the power supply
during installation, maintenance and
repair work or work on the water
supply. The appliance is only
completely disconnected from the
electrical supply when:
– the respective fuse is removed, or
– the power cord is unplugged.
Pull on the plug and not on the cord
when removing it from the outlet.
~ Improper installation, repair and
maintenance work or work on the water
supply can be dangerous for the user
of the appliance. Installation, repair and
maintenance work or repairs on the ice
cube maker should only be performed
by a Miele authorized technician.
~ Repairs not performed by a Miele
authorized service technician will void
the warranty.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Only with original Miele parts can
the manufacturer guarantee the safety
of the appliance. Defective components
should only be replaced with parts from
Miele.
~ Do not operate any electrical
~ Miele will not be held liable for
storing cans or bottles that contain
carbonated beverages or liquids that
could freeze. The cans or bottles could
burst.
Risk of personal injury or damage to the
appliance!
damage resulting from a faulty
connection to the water supply.
~ The ice cube maker is not intended
to be used with a hot water supply line.
Proper use
~ 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 specified on the
data plate inside the appliance. If the
room is too cold, it will cause the
cooling system to remain off for too
long so that the temperature in the
appliance rises.
~ WARNING! Danger of damage from
overheating. May restrict operation.
Keep ventilation openings, in the
appliance enclosure or in the built-in
structure, clear of obstruction.
~ If greasy foods are stored on the
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.
~ Never store explosive materials or
products with flammable propellants
(spray cans, for example) in the
appliance. The electric components
can ignite the flammable gas. Fire and
explosion hazard!
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devices in the appliance (ice cream
maker, for example). This could cause
sparking. Risk of explosion!
~ Do not use the freezer section for
~ Bottles that are put in the freezer for
quick cooling must be removed within
one hour. Otherwise, they could burst.
Risk of injury and damage to the
appliance!
~ Do not handle frozen items or metal
parts when your hands are wet. Your
hands could freeze to the items. 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. Risk of injury!
~ Never re-freeze partially or
completed thawed food. Thawed food
should be used promptly, before it
loses nutritional value or spoils.
However, once it has been cooked,
thawed food can be refrozen.
~ 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 food
producer's recommended storage
instructions and best before dates.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Use only original Miele parts.
Adding or installing other parts will void
any warranty and/or product liability
claims.
Cleaning and care
~ Do not use any oil or grease on the
door seals.
They can cause the seals to deteriorate
over time.
Transport
~ Always transport the appliance in an
upright position and in its original
transport packaging to avoid damage
in transit.
~ Due to the size and weight of the
appliance, it must be transported by
two people. Danger of injury and
damage!
~ Never use a steam cleaner to clean
the appliance.
The steam can reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
~ Never use a pointed or sharp-edged
object to
– remove frost or ice,
– or to detach food items frozen to the
walls.
This will damage the evaporators,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Never place candles or electric
heaters in the appliance to defrost it.
This will damage the plastic.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers. They may contain substances
that can damage the plastic or that
could cause a build-up of explosive
gasses or pose a health hazard.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Disposal of your old appliance
~ Risk of suffocation. Children playing
can shut themselves in and suffocate.
– Take the door(s) off.
– Remove the drawers.
– Leave the storage shelves in the
appliance so that children cannot
easily climb into the appliance.
~ Danger of electric shock
– Cut off the plug from the power cord
and discard.
– Cut off the power cord from the
discarded appliance. Dispose of
separately from the appliance.
~ Ensure during and after disposal
that the appliance isn't stored in the
vicinity of gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids.
~ When disposing of the appliance,
ensure that the refrigeration circuit is
not damaged to prevent uncontrolled
escape of the coolant it contains (data
on type plate) and oil.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the cooling system, for example by:
– Puncturing the refrigerant channels
in the evaporator,
– Bending any pipework, or
– Scratching the surface coating.
Refrigerant spurting out of the cooling
system can damage the eyes.
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SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS AND
PASS THEM ON TO ANY
FUTURE USER
Guide to the Appliance
Control panel
Refrigerator section
Freezer section
a Alarm-off button for silencing the
door alarm, or the temperature alarm
of the freezer section
g Indicator lights:
; Temperature alarm for
the freezer section
® Ice cube maker is On
ª SuperCool is On
b Button for turning SuperCool On /
Off ª
c Button for turning the refrigerator
section On / Off
d Button for setting a higher or lower
temperature in the refrigerator
section
e Indicator lights:
t Power failure
[ Air filter dirty
ª SuperCool is on
0 Safety lock is On
h Button for setting a higher or lower
temperature in the freezer section
i Button for turning the freezer section
On / Off
j Button for turning SuperCool On /
Off ª
k Button for switching the ice cube
maker On / Off ®
f Temperature display (top for
refrigerator section, bottom for
freezer section) and symbol display
(only visible in the settings mode
MENU; "More settings")
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Guide to the Appliance
a Control panel
b Interior lighting
c Fan
d Egg tray / Door shelf
e Shelf
f Bottle rack
g Bottle shelf with bottle divider
h Fruit and vegetable drawers
i Automatic ice cube maker
behind the drawer
j Freezer section interior lighting
k Freezer drawers
l Base cover with air filter behind it
m Water connection
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Guide to the Appliance
Included accessories
Optional accessories
Bottle rack
Bottle rack
(see "Included accessories" for more
information)
Care of stainless steel
The bottle rack allows you to store
bottles horizontally, which saves space.
The bottle rack can be used at several
locations in the appliance.
– Each application of the stainless
steel conditioner forms a durable
protective film that is stain and
water-repellent. It gently removes
water marks, fingerprints and other
stains for a uniformly shiny surface.
– The stainless steel cleaning cloth is
soaked with the stainless steel
conditioner.It has the same cleaning
and protective characteristics as the
stainless steel conditioner.
Optional accessories are available
from Miele, your Miele dealer or
online.
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How to save Energy
Installation /
maintenance
Temperature
setting
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 a heat source (radiator,
stove/oven).
Where the room temperature
is ideal, i.e. around 20°C.
Where the room temperature
is higher.
Do not block the ventilation
openings, and keep them
clean.
Where the ventilation
openings are blocked and
full of dust.
39 - 41°F (4 - 5°C) in the
refrigerator section
The lower the temperature
setting, the higher the
energy consumption.
0°F (-18°C) in the freezer
section
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How to save Energy
Normal
energy consumption
Use
Increased
energy consumption
The drawers and shelves are
in the original arrangement.
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible.
Store food in an organized
way.
Frequent opening of the door
or for long periods will allow
the cold to escape and warm
air to enter. The appliance
tries to keep the temperature
low and the compressor runs
longer.
When shopping, use a cooler
box or bag and place the food
in the appliance as soon as
possible.
Replace items removed from
the appliance as soon as
possible before they warm up.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food warms up the
appliance.
The appliance then tries to
keep the temperature low and
the compressor runs longer.
Store food covered or
wrapped.
The evaporation or
condensation of liquids in the
refrigerator section lower the
cooling performance.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to thaw.
Do not overfill the appliance in
order to allow the air to
circulate.
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Turning the Appliance On / Off
Before the first use
It is very important to let the
appliance stand for 30 to 60 minutes
after transport before you plug it in
for the first time. Failure to do so can
prevent the appliance from
functioning properly!
Packaging material
^ Remove all packaging material from
the inside of the appliance.
Protective film
The stainless steel trim and covers are
covered with a film to protect them
during transportation.
^ Pull the protective film off the
stainless steel surfaces.
Cleaning and care
^ Immediately after pulling the film off,
wipe the stainless steel surfaces with
a stainless steel conditioner.
Important! Each application of the
stainless steel conditioner forms a
durable protective film that is stainand water-repellent!
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories (see "Cleaning and
care").
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Operating the appliance
A light touch of the finger on the sensor
buttons is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
After transporting the appliance, let
it stand for approx. 1/2 to 1 hour
before plugging it in. This is
necessary to ensure that the
appliance functions correctly!
Turning the appliance on
The refrigerator and freezer sections
can be turned on and off separately so
that you can use one section only.This
is useful when you only need to have
the freezer section running (when on
vacation, for example.)
^ Touch the button for turning the
refrigerator and/or the freezer section
On / Off so that the respective
temperature is displayed.
The appliance starts to cool.
The top temperature display shows the
temperature in the refrigerator section,
the bottom temperature is that in the
freezer section.
If the temperature in the freezer section
is above 32°F (0°C), only dashes are
displayed.
Turning the Appliance On / Off
The alarm symbol ; on the control
panel flashes until the selected
temperature is reached.
The interior lighting will come on when
the refrigerator door or a freezer drawer
is opened.
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 0°F / -18°C).
Turning the appliance off
^ Touch the button for turning the
refrigerator and/or the freezer section
on On / Off until the respective
temperature display goes out.
This is not possible when the safety
lock is on, which is indicated by the
0 symbol on the control panel.
The interior lighting goes out and the
cooling is turned off.
Vacation Tips
Short vacations (if you will be away
for less than four weeks)
^ Shut off the water supply to the ice
cube maker.
When the ice cube maker LED ®
starts blinking, the remaining water in
the supply line is in the ice cube
maker.
Leave the Ice Maker on and working
for one day so that the remaining ice
cubes are ejected.
^ Turn off the ice cube maker.
^ Transfer all ice cubes to the right part
of the upper drawer or to the bottom
drawer.
^ Use all perishables.
^ Freeze other items.
Long vacations (if you will be away
for more than four weeks)
^ Shut off the water supply to the ice
cube maker.
When the ice cube maker LED ®
starts blinking, the remaining water in
the supply line is in the ice cube
maker.
Leave the ice cube maker on and
working for one day so that the
remaining ice cubes are ejected.
^ Turn off the Ice maker.
^ Remove all ice cubes from the
drawer and dispose of them.
^ Remove all food from the appliance.
^ Turn the appliance off.
^ Unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet or trip the circuit
breaker.
^ Clean the appliance.
^ Leave the doors ajar to prevent any
odor build-up in the appliance.
If, during a long absence, the
appliance is turned off but not
cleaned and the doors are left
closed, bacteria may build up in the
appliance.
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The Right Temperature
The right temperature is very important
for storing food. If food is not stored at
the right temperature, bacteria can
multiply rapidly, causing the food to
spoil. This can be prevented or delayed
by selecting the right temperature.
Temperature affects the rate at which
bacteria 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,
– if you put too much food in it,
– if you put food in it that is too warm,
– if the room 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
(3°C) in the refrigerator section.
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Automatic cold air circulation
(DynaCool)
Whenever the refrigerator section turns
on for cooling, the fan is automatically
turned on as well. This ensures that
cold air is evenly distributed throughout
the refrigerator, so that all the food
stored inside will be chilled to
approximately the same temperature.
. . . in the freezer
For freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food for longer periods of time,
the temperature needs to be 0°F
(-18°C). At this temperature, most
bacteria stop multiplying. 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.
The Right Temperature
Temperature display
In normal operation the display
shows the current average
refrigerator temperature and the
temperature in the warmest part of
the freezer.
Dashes are displayed if the
temperature in the freezer section is not
within the displayable range.
Depending on the room temperature, it
can take several hours (3 to 8) until the
selected temperature is reached and
displayed steadily.
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!
This short-term loss of cooling is no
cause for concern in the following
cases:
– when the door has been left open for
a while, for example to take out or
put in a large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
Setting the temperature for the
refrigerator and freezer
The temperatures for the refrigerator
and the freezer are set separately using
the buttons for the respective section.
^ Set the desired temperatures using
each of the buttons.
Tap
– Up to increase the temperature
The temperature display flashes when
– Down to decrease the temperature.
– a new temperature is being set,
The temperature display flashes while
you set the new temperature.
– the temperature in the appliance has
risen by several degrees, indicating
that it is warming up too much, or
– a fault is displayed "F1" to "F5" (see
"Frequently asked questions").
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The Right Temperature
When you tap the buttons, you will see
the following changes in the display:
– When first tapped: The last
temperature selected flashes.
– Every new tap:
The temperature value changes in
increments of 1 degree.
– Holding down the button will change
the temperature value continuously.
Approximately 5 seconds after you
release the button, the actual
temperature in the appliance will be
displayed.
If you have changed the temperature
and the appliance is not very full, wait
approx. 6 hours, if it is full, approx.
24 hours 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.
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Temperature ranges
The temperature can be selected within
the following ranges:
– In the refrigerator section, 36°F to
44°F (2°C to 6°C).
– In the freezer section, 7°F to -15°F
(-14°C to -27°C).
Using SuperCool in the refrigerator section
The SuperCool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
Turning on SuperCool
SuperCool is particularly recommended
for quickly cooling large amounts of
fresh food or drinks.
^ Touch the button for turning
SuperCool on and off so that the ª
symbol to the left of the display will
come on.
The temperature in the refrigerator
now begins to fall, with maximum
cooling performance.
Turning off SuperCool
SuperCool automatically turns off after
approx. 6 hours. The appliance
continues running with normal cooling
performance.
To save energy, you can turn off
SuperCool yourself once the food or
drinks are sufficiently chilled.
^ Touch the button for turning
SuperCool On / Off so that the ª
symbol to the left of the display will
go out.
The appliance now continues
running with normal cooling
performance.
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Using SuperCool in the freezer section
For best results, turn on SuperCool
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
Fresh food will be frozen quickly, so
that the nutritional value, vitamin
content, appearance and taste are
maintained.
Exceptions:
– if you are loading frozen food into the
freezer.
– if you are not loading more than
4.5 lbs (2 kg) fresh food into the
freezer per day.
Turning SuperCool on
SuperCool should be turned on 6
hours before you place fresh food in
the freezer. However, if you want
maximum freezing performance,
SuperCool should be turned on 24
hours beforehand!
^ Touch the button for turning
SuperCool On / Off so that the ª
symbol to the right of the display
comes on.
The temperature in the freezer section
now begins to fall, with maximum
cooling performance.
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Turning off SuperCool
SuperCool turns off automatically after
approx. 30 - 65 hours. The length of
time required until it turns off depends
on the amount of fresh food added. ª
goes out, and the appliance continues
running with normal cooling
performance.
To save energy, you can turn off
SuperCool once the freezer reaches a
constant temperature of at least 0°F
(-18°C). Therefore you should check
the temperature in the freezer section.
^ Touch On / Off button for SuperCool
so that the ª symbol to the right of
the display goes out.
The appliance now continues running
with normal cooling performance.
Temperature and Door Alarm
The appliance is equipped with a
warning system to ensure that the
temperature in the freezer section does
not rise unnoticed and to avoid energy
being wasted if doors or drawers are
left open.
Temperature alarm
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 or
cooked before refreezing!
An alarm will sound if the temperature
in the freezer section becomes toowarm. The alarm ; indicator flashes
on the control panel as well as the
bottom temperature indicator (for the
freezer section) in the display.
Turning off the audio alarm
When the alarm is triggered depends
on the selected temperature.
^ Touch the alarm button.
The audio and visual signal is
triggered:
– when you turn on the appliance if the
temperature in the freezer section
differs too much from the selected
temperature,
If the alarm signal bothers you, it can
be silenced.
The alarm sound will stop.
The alarm ; indicator and the bottom
temperature indicator in the display
keep flashing until the temperature has
returned to normal.
– when too much warm air flows into
the appliance, for example when
food is being re-arranged or taken
out,
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once,
– when the appliance is
malfunctioning.
Once the alarm condition has ended,
the audio alarm stops and the alarm ;
indicator goes out. The temperature
indicator for the freezer section stops
flashing.
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Temperature and Door Alarm
Door alarm
An alarm will sound if the appliance
door or a freezer drawer is left open for
more than 3 minutes.
The alarm will stop as soon as the door
or the freezer drawer is closed.
Turning off the audio alarm
If the alarm signal bothers you, it can
be silenced.
^ Touch the alarm button.
The alarm sound will turn off.
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Additional Settings
Certain appliance settings can only be
selected in the settings mode.
Options
5
Sabbath mode
c
Safety lock
l
Ice cube maker function test
(for Service use only)
E
Setting the water quantity for the
ice cube tray (see "Making ice
cubes")
§
Temperature unit
(Fahrenheit or Celsius)
^
Brightness of the display
H
Lower hinge heating control
n
Resetting the air filter display
(see "Cleaning and care")
Some setting options are not covered
below but rather in their respective
chapters.
Sabbath mode S
Sabbath mode can be selected to
facilitate religious customs.
In Sabbath mode, many functions are
deactivated and cannot be selected.
– The interior lighting does not come
on when the door or a freezer drawer
is opened.
– The fan stays in its last setting.
– The door alarm is deactivated.
– The temperature alarm is
deactivated.
The cooling performance of the
appliance is not affected.
Sabbath mode is automatically
deselected after approx. 120 hours.
You can deactivate Sabbath mode
yourself
When in Sabbath mode, the
appliance cannot be turned off.
Either deselect Sabbath mode or pull
the plug.
A power failure would not be
indicated in Sabbath mode. After a
power failure the appliance goes
back to Sabbath mode.
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Additional Settings
Turning Sabbath mode On / Off
If not manually deactivated, Sabbath
mode is automatically deselected after
approx. 120 hours.
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer section On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
Safety lock c
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in settings mode.
^ Touch the Super button again.
The following will appear in the display:
– 5 1 (Sabbath mode is activated), or
– 5 0 (Sabbath mode is deactivated).
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
The display shows "S" when the
appliance is in Sabbath mode. The
interior lighting goes out and the
display and the symbols on the control
panel go out.
^ To leave the settings mode, touch the
button for turning the freezer section
on and off.
The safety lock can be activated to
prevent the appliance being turned off
inadvertently.
Turning the safety lock On / Off
^ Press and hold the SuperCool for the
freezer section On / Off button for 5
seconds.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
^ Tap the button for setting the
temperature in the freezer section
until a flashing c appears in the
lower temperature display.
^ Touch the Super button again.
The following will appear in the display:
– c 1 (Safety lock is activated), or
– c 0 (Safety lock is deactivated).
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Additional Settings
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
0 appears in the control panel when
the safety lock is activated.
^ To leave the settings mode, touch the
button for turning the freezer section
on and off.
Temperature unit (Fahrenheit
or Celsius) §
The temperature can be displayed in
Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C).
The factory default is Fahrenheit.
Selecting the temperature unit
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer secion On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
^ Tap the button for setting the
temperature in the freezer section
until a flashing § appears in the lower
temperature display.
^ Touch the Super button again.
The following will appear in the display:
– § C (Temperature display in Celsius),
or
– § F (Temperature display in
Fahrenheit).
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
The temperature is now displayed in
the selected unit.
^ To leave the settings mode, touch the
button for turning the freezer section
on and off.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
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Additional Settings
Brightness of the display ^
You can adjust the brightness of the
display to suit the light conditions in the
room.
There are five different brightness
settings. The factory default setting is 5
(maximum brightness).
^ You can change the brightness within
levels 0 to 5 by tapping the button for
setting the temperature in the freezer
section.
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
Changing the brightness of the
display
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer section On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
^ Press and hold the buttons for setting
the temperature in the freezer section
until a flashing ^ appears in the
lower temperature display.
^ Touch the Super button again.
The display shows ^ 0 to ^ 5:
– ^ 0: lowest brightness level
– ^ 5: highest brightness level.
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^ To leave the settings mode, touch the
button for turning the freezer section
on and off.
Additional Settings
Lower hinge heating control H
If condensed water appears in the
lower hinge area or on the base plate
between the refrigerator and freezer
compartments, increase the output of
the heating located behind the base
plate.
Factory default is H A.
Condensation does not occur at
normal room temperature and
humidity. The heating prevents
condensation at high humidity and
low room temperature.
Changing the heat setting
– H 1: select this if there is a lot of
condensation,
– H 0: select this if there is no
condensation (heating off).
^ Change the heat setting by tapping
the button for setting the temperature
in the freezer section.
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
^ To leave the settings mode, touch the
button for turning the freezer section
on and off.
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer section On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
^ Tap the button for setting the
temperature in the freezer section
until a flashing H appears in the lower
temperature display.
^ Touch the Super button again.
The following will appear in the display:
– H A: select this if there is only little
condensation,
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Using the Refrigerator Efficiently
Different storage zones
Warmest area
Due to the natural circulation of the air
in the appliance, there are different
temperature zones in the refrigerator.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest
section of the appliance. Make use of
the different zones when placing food
in the appliance.
The warmest areas in the refrigerator
are in the top section towards the front
and in the top of the door. Use this for
storing butter and cheese.
This appliance has dynamic cooling,
which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running.
For this reason, the difference
between the various zones is less
pronounced.
Coldest area
The coldest areas in a refrigerator are
directly above the vegetable containers
and next to the back wall.
Use this for all delicate and highly
perishable food, such as:
– fish, meat, poultry,
– cold cuts, ready-made meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh doughs and cake batters,
– dairy products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food whose best-before date
requires storage at a temperature of
at least 39°F (4°C).
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Using the Refrigerator Efficiently
WARNING!
Danger of fire
Do not use small electric appliances
inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance,
unless recommended by the
manufacturer.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any flammable
products (e.g. spray cans).
Danger of explosion!
If you store food containing oil or fat
in the appliance or in the refrigerator
door, make sure that fat or oil does
not drip on the plastic components
of the appliance.
Traces of oil can cause stress
cracks and breaking or cracking of
the plastic components.
Do not allow food to touch the back
wall of the appliance, as it may
freeze to the back wall.
To allow air to circulate efficiently,
do not pack food too closely
together.
Do not cover the fan in the rear wall
- this is important for cooling
performance!
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Arranging the Interior - Refrigerator Section
Adjusting the shelves
Fruit and vegetable drawers
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
The fruit and vegetable drawers can be
removed for loading and unloading or
for cleaning.
^ Lift the shelf at the front, 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.
Shelf above the fruit and
vegetable drawers
The shelf above the fruit and vegetable
drawers can be removed for cleaning.
^ Lift the shelf at the front, pull it
forwards slightly to lift the stops, and
slowly pull the shelf out.
^ Lift the shelf at the front, pull it
forwards slightly to lift the stops, and
slowly pull the shelf out.
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^ Pull the drawer forward, then lift it up
and out of the appliance.
Then push the rails back into the
appliance to avoid any damage.
To insert the drawer,
^ place the drawer on the completely
extended rails. The rails must be in
contact with the front of the drawer!
^ Push the drawer in.
Arranging the Interior - Refrigerator Section
Adjusting the door shelf /
bottle shelf
^ Lift the hanging container up and out
of the stainless steel support frame.
Adjusting the bottle divider
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.
^ 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 for loading and unloading and
then replaced.
The hanging containers with the food
can be placed directly on the table for
serving.
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Freezing and Storing Food
24 h before freezing
WARNING!
Danger of fire
Do not use small electric appliances
inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance,
unless recommended by the
manufacturer.
Maximum freezing capacity
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. The maximum freezing
capacity within a 24-hour period is
listed on the data plate as "Freezing
capacity ...lbs/24 hrs".
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 flavor are maintained.
^ Place frozen food in the freezer immediately upon returning home.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely thawed food. However,
once thawed food has been
thoroughly cooked you may freeze it
again.
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^ When freezing more than 4 lbs (2 kg)
of fresh food, turn on SuperCool ª
24 h before (see "Using SuperCool
for the freezer section").This will
protect the food that is already in the
freezer with an added boost of cold.
Placing food in the freezer
When freezing, ensure that already
frozen food does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
so that the frozen food does not start
to thaw.
^ When placing items in the freezer,
ensure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
from sticking together when frozen.
Freezing and Storing Food
Thawing frozen foods
Cooling drinks quickly
Frozen food can be thawed in various
ways:
Bottles that are put in the freezer for
quick cooling must be removed within
one hour. Otherwise, they could burst.
– 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),
– in the refrigerator (as it thaws, the
frozen food will help cool the other
food in the refrigerator),
Flat pieces of partially thawed meat or
fish can be placed directly into a hot
skillet.
Pieces of meat and fish (e.g. ground
meat, chicken, fish fillet) should not
come into contact with other food while
thawing. Collect the thawed water and
dispose of it carefully.
Fruit can be thawed at room
temperature, either in the packaging or
in a covered bowl.
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.
Never re-freeze partially or
completely thawed food. However,
once thawed food has been
thoroughly cooked you may freeze it
again.
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Making Ice Cubes
For the automatic ice cube maker to
operate it must be connected to the
household water supply.
Turning the ice cube maker On
^ If not done yet open the water supply
to the ice cube maker.
^ Turn the freezer section On.
^ Touch the button for turning the ice
cube maker on and off so that the
indicator light of the ice cube maker
® comes on.
Ice cubes can only be produced if
both freezer drawers are completely
closed.
After the ice cube maker is turned on
for the first time it can take up to 24
hours for the first ice cubes to drop out
of the ice cube maker into the drawer.
Do not consume or use the first
three batches of ice. This applies
both to using the appliance for the
first time and also using it after it has
not been used for a long period of
time.
The ice cube maker can make up to
120 ice cubes in 24 hours (if the
temperature in the freezer section is 0°F
(-18°C).
When the ice reaches a certain level in
the drawer, the appliance stops
producing ice automatically.
If the indicator light of the ice cube
maker ® flashes, the ice maker is
not being supplied with water. Check
if the shut off valve of the water
supply is opened.
Making larger quantities of ice cubes
The amount of ice cubes that the
appliance makes in 24 hours depends
on the temperature in the freezer
section. Select SuperCool ª if you want
to increase the production rate (up to
150 cubes in 24 hours). However, this
will also increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
The ice cube maker starts producing
again as soon as the drawer is closed.
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Making Ice Cubes
Turning the ice cube maker Off
The ice cube maker can be turned off
independently of the freezer section if
you do not want to make any ice cubes.
^ Touch the button for switching the ice
cube maker on and off so that the
indicator light of the ice cube maker
®goes out.
When the ice cube maker will be
turned off for a long period of time:
Setting the water quantity for
the ice cube tray E
The size of the ice cubes that are
produced depends on the quantity of
inflowing water.
The quantity of inflowing water can be
adjusted to make larger ice cubes.
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer section On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
^ Shut off the water supply to the ice
cube maker.
When the ice cube maker LED ®
starts blinking, the remaining water in
the supply line is in the ice cube
maker.
Leave the ice cube maker on and
working for one day so that the
remaining ice cubes are ejected.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds S flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
^ Turn off the Ice maker.
^ Press and hold the button for setting
a higher or lower temperature in the
freezer section until a flashing E
appears in the lower temperature
display.
^ Remove all ice cubes from the
drawer and dispose of them.
^ Touch the Super button again.
E3 appears in the temperature display
(factory default).
The water quantity can be set between
E1 (lowest water quantity) and E8
(highest water quantity).
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Making Ice Cubes
^ You can change the water quantity
within levels 1 to 8 by tapping the
button for setting the temperature in
the freezer section.
^ We recommend increasing the water
quantity by one level only (first to E4)
and then check whether the ice
cubes are big enough.
Do not increase by more than one
step. If the adjusted size is too big,
the ice cube tray of the ice maker
could overflow.
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
^ Touch the button for turning the
freezer section on and off to leave the
settings mode.
Check the ice cube size in the following
days. If the ice cubes are still smaller
than desired, follow the above steps
again.
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Arranging the Interior - Freezer Section
Freezer drawers
Adjusting the separators
Both freezer drawers can be used for
freezing and storing food.
You can adjust the separators in the
lower freezer drawer according to your
needs.
The ice maker a is located above the
upper drawer b on the left side.
The upper drawer b is divided by a
partition wall c for storing ice cubes in
the left part of the drawer.
If you need the whole drawer for ice
cubes storage, the partition c can be
removed by pulling it upwards and out.
^ Grab the separators at the front and
back and pull upwards and out.
^ Now replace them to the left or right.
If you need the whole upper drawer for
freezing and storing food, turn off the
ice cube maker (see chapter "Making
Ice Cubes").
The bottom drawer is intended for
freezing and storing food. Ice cubes
can also be stored in this drawer.
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Arranging the Interior - Freezer Section
Removing the freezer drawer
containers
You can remove the freezer drawer
containers for better cleaning.
^ Lift the container at the front left and
right (1) and push it slightly
backwards (2).
^ Lift the container out.
^ Replace the container by reversing
the removal procedure.
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Defrosting
Freezer section
WARNING! Risk of injury and
damage.
Do not use other means to
accelerate the defrosting process,
other than those recommended by
the manufacturer.
Refrigerator section
The refrigerator defrosts automatically.
During normal operation, condensate
and frost can form on the back wall of
the refrigerator section. You do not
need to remove this, as it will defrost
and evaporate automatically with the
warmth generated by the compressor.
The appliance is equipped with a
"NoFrost" system for automatic
defrosting as needed.
The moisture generated in the
appliance collects on the condenser,
and is automatically defrosted and
evaporates periodically.
^ This automatic defrosting system
keeps the freezer section
permanently ice-free, while ensuring
that the food stored in the freezer
section does not thaw.
The condensate is drained away
through a channel and drain hole, then
fed into an evaporation system at the
back of the appliance.
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Cleaning and Care
WARNING!
Danger of electric shock.
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect
power.
– abrasive cleaning agents e.g.
scouring powder or scouring cream
cleansers, pumice stone,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher cleaner,
Danger of fire.
Do not damage the coolant circuit.
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaners,
Do not let water get into the
electronic unit or the lighting, or on
the metal contacts in the left-hand
shelf support.
Cleaning water must not get into the
drain hole.
Do not use a steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
– abrasive hard sponges and brushes
such as pan scrubbers,
– magic erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
Glass cleaners may be used to clean
the exterior. However do not allow
them to sit or "puddle", this can cause
damage to the surface. Remove the
cleaner promptly.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acid or chloride,
To clean stainless steel surfaces on
the appliance, use the Original Miele
care product for stainless steel (see
"Guide to the appliance - Optional
accessories").
This product contains substances
that are gentle to stainless steel
surfaces and, unlike stainless steel
cleaners, it does not contain
polishing agents. Soiling is gently
removed and each time the Original
Miele Care product for stainless steel
is used, it forms a protective film
against dirt and water.
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acid or chloride,
Use a mild solution of warm water and
liquid dish soap.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains important information that is
required in the event of a service call.
Cleaning agents
To better maintain your appliance
avoid the following:
– abrasive cleaning agents e.g.
scouring powder or scouring cream
cleansers, pumice stone,
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The following pages contain
important information on cleaning.
Cleaning and Care
Before cleaning
^ Turn the appliance off.
The display goes dark and the
cooling is turned off.
If this is not the case, the safety lock
is on (see "Additional settings Turning the safety lock on and off).
^ Unplug the power cord from the
outlet or trip the circuit breaker.
^ Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
^ Always wipe these surfaces with
Miele stainless steel conditioner immediately after each cleaning.
This protects the stainless steel
surfaces and prevents resoiling.
Door seal
Do not use any grease or oil on the
door seal as this will cause the seal
to deteriorate over time.
^ Take all removable parts out for
cleaning.
^ The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped thoroughly dry with a soft
cloth.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Ventilation slits
Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
Remove any soiling immediately so
that it does not dry up.
^ 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.
^ Clean the interior and the
accessories using a mild solution of
warm water and liquid dish soap.
After cleaning, wipe everything with
clean water, then dry with a soft
cloth.
^ Leave the appliance doors and
drawers open for a short time.
The accessories are not dishwasher
safe.
^ Clean dirty stainless steel surfaces
with the Miele stainless steel
conditioner.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the air filter [
^ Clean the air filter in the dishwasher
or by hand with warm water and
liquid dish soap.
^ Replace the air filter by reversing the
removal procedure.
^ The air filter should be cleaned when
the air filter symbol [ on the control
panel comes on.
^ Remove the cover with the ventilation
slits. No tools are required.
^ Replace the cover with the ventilation
slits.
^ Reset the air filter indicator [ as
follows:
^ Push the latch of the air filter
downwards and take it out.
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Cleaning and Care
Resetting the air filter indicator
[n
The air filter indicator [ must be reset
after each filter cleaning.
^ Press and hold the SuperCool button
for the freezer section On / Off button
for 5 seconds.
The SuperCool indicator ª to the right
of the display is on during this time, and
after 5 seconds 5 flashes in the lower
temperature display (freezer section).
The display shows MENU. You are now
in the settings mode.
^ Tap the button for setting the
temperature in the freezer section
until a flashing n appears in the lower
temperature display.
After cleaning
^ Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
^ Plug in the power cord and turn the
appliance On.
^ Turn on SuperCool ª to cool down
the freezer section quickly.
^ Turn on SuperCool ª for a while to
cool down the refrigerator section
quickly.
^ Place food back in the refrigerator
section, close the appliance door.
^ 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.
^ Turn off SuperCool ª as soon as the
freezer section has reached a
constant temperature of at least 0°F
(-18°C).
^ Touch the Super button again.
n 0 appears in the temperature display
and [ lights up on the control panel.
^ Touch the Super button again to
confirm your selection.
n appears in the temperature display
and the [ indicator on the control
panel goes out. The air filter indicator is
now reset.
^ Touch the button for turning the
freezer section on and off to leave the
settings mode.
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Frequently asked questions
You can easily resolve many of the minor problems you may encounter during
everyday use. With the aid of the following guide, the cause of a problem can be
found and eliminated.
If necessary, contact Miele Technical Service for assistance.
To prevent cold from escaping, open the appliance doors as little as possible until
the fault has been corrected.
Repairs should only be carried out by a qualified and trained person in strict
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause personal injury or machine damage and may void the warranty.
Problem
Possible cause
The appliance does
not get cold, the
interior lightning
does not come on
when the door
opens, and the
display is dark.
The appliance is not turned ^ Turn the appliance On.
on.
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The plug is not properly
plugged into the electrical
outlet.
Solution
^ Insert the plug into the
electrical outlet.
^ Contact a qualified
The circuit breaker has
electrician or Miele
tripped. The fridge/freezer,
Technical Service for
the power supply or
assistance.
another appliance could be
defective.
Frequently asked questions
The compressor runs more and more often and for longer periods of time,
the temperature in the appliance drops.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
^ Correct the temperature
The temperature in The temperature in the
setting.
the appliance is too appliance is too low.
low.
The freezer drawers are not ^ Check that the drawers
are closing properly.
closed all the way.
A large amount of food is
being frozen at once.
^ A large amount of food is
being frozen at once.
SuperCool is still on in the
refrigerator section.
SuperCool automatically
shuts off after approx. 6
hours.
To save energy, you can
turn SuperCool off yourself.
To save energy, you can
SuperCool is still on in the
freezer section. SuperCool turn SuperCool off yourself.
automatically shuts off after
approx. 30 - 65 hours.
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Frequently asked questions
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The ventilation slits in the
base of the appliance are
blocked or dusty.
^ Do not block the
ventilation slits.
^ Clean the ventilation slits
on a regular basis.
^ Only open the doors or
The door or the drawers
the drawers when
were opened frequently, or
necessary and for as
a large amount of fresh food
short a time as possible.
was put in all at once for
freezing.
After a while the
temperature will return to
normal on its own.
The appliance door or
freezer drawers are not
closed all the way.
A thick layer of ice may
have developed in the
freezer section.
^ Close the appliance door
or the freezer drawers.
After a while the
temperature will return to
normal on its own.
If a thick layer of ice has
formed, it will decrease the
cooling performance and
increase the energy
consumption.
^ Defrost the the freezer
section and clean it.
^ See "Installation The room is too warm.
Location".
The higher the room
temperature, the longer the
compressor has to run.
The appliance was not
properly installed in the
niche.
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^ See "Installing the
appliance".
Frequently asked questions
The compressor comes on less and less often and for shorter periods of
time, the temperature in the appliance rises.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The temperature in
the appliance is too
high.
This is not a fault.
^ Correct the temperature
setting.
The food begins to
thaw.
The room temperature is
too low for this appliance.
The compressor runs less
often if the room
temperature is too low.
Therefore it may become
too warm in the freezer
section.
^ Check the temperature
again after 24 hours.
^ See "Installation Location".
^ Increase the room
temperature.
Indication in the display
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The temperature
display for the
freezer section
shows two dashes.
^ Check the temperature
The temperature is only
display approx. 6 hours
displayed if it is below 32°F
after the appliance is
(0°C).
turned on.
^ Solution on the next page.
The temperature in the
appliance rose to above
32°F (0°C) in the past days
or hours because of a
power outage.
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Frequently asked questions
Indication in the display
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The power outage t
indicator is on and
the temperature
indicator for the
freezer section
flashes.
The temperature in the
appliance rose too much in
the past days or hours
because of a power
outage.
The appliance will go back
to the last temperature
setting when the power is
back on.
^ Touch the Alarm button.
Now the highest
temperature that occurred
in the freezer section during
the power outage is
displayed.
The highest temperature will
appear in the display for
approx. 1 minute. Then the
display will revert to the
actual current temperature
in the freezer section.
^ Depending on the
temperature, check to
see whether the food in
the freezer thawed
partially or completely.
Food that thawed
(whether partially or
completely) must not be
re-frozen until it has been
thoroughly cooked.
^ Touch the Alarm button
again.
The power outage t
indicator goes out.
The display shows
"F1" to "F5".
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The appliance has a fault.
^ Contact Miele Technical
Service.
Frequently asked questions
Interior lighting
Problem
Possible cause
The interior lighting The interior lighting
is not working.
automatically switches off if
the door has been open for
approx. 15 minutes.
If that is not the reason, then
there is a problem.
Solution
^ Contact Miele Technical
Service.
The LED lighting may only
be repaired by Miele. There
are current-carrying parts
behind the light cover. Risk
of injury or damage to the
appliance!
The light cover must not
be removed! If the cover
is damaged or absent
due to damage –
Caution! Do not examine
the light (class 1M laser
radiation) with optical
instruments (magnifying
glass, etc.)!
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Frequently asked questions
Additional problems
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Food has frozen
together or to the
wall.
The food packaging was
not dry when loaded in the
freezer.
^ Use a blunt instrument
(such as a spoon handle)
to carefully pry them
apart.
The appliance
cannot be turned
off.
The safety lock is activated. ^ Turn the safety lock off
(see "Settings - Turning
The 0 indicator on the
the safety lock on and
control panel is on.
off").
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Frequently asked questions
Problems with the ice cube maker
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The ice cube maker The appliance is not
will not turn on.
connected to the power
supply or is not turned on.
^ Plug in the power cord
and turn the appliance
On.
The ice cube maker The appliance or the ice
does not produce
cube maker is not turned
any ice cubes.
on.
^ Turn the appliance and
the ice cube maker on.
The water supply line is not
open.
^ Open the water supply.
The freezer drawers are not ^ Close both freezer
drawers properly.
closed properly.
The temperature in the
freezer section is too high.
If the indicator light The ice cube maker is not
of the Ice cube
being supplied with water.
maker ® flashes.
^ Select a lower
temperature.
^ Check if the shut off valve
of the water supply is
opened.
^ Remove all ice cubes from
The ice cubes have The ice cube maker is not
the drawer.
an unpleasant odor used very often. Ice cubes
or flavor
that are stored for a long
period can absorb the taste
and smell of other items.
^ Store only sealed food in
There are unsealed
the freezer section.
packages in the freezer
section.
Ice can absorb the taste
and smell of unsealed food.
The ice cube drawer is dirty ^ Clean the ice cube
drawer.
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Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
This noise may get louder for brief periods when the motor
kicks on.
Blub, blub....
A gurgling noise can be heard when the refrigerant circulates
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds occur whenever the thermostat turns the
motor on or off.
Sssrrrrr....
In multi-section and frost-free appliances, the movement of
air circulating through the appliance can sometimes just
barely be heard.
In appliances with a water tank, a humming noise can be
heard when the water pump is running.
Crack...
A cracking noise can be heard when the appliance materials
expand.
Keep in mind that a certain amount of noise is unavoidable (from the compressor
and the refrigerant circulating through the system).
Noises that you
can easily
eliminate
Possible cause
Rattling, clinking The appliance is not level.
Solution
Realign the appliance using a
level, by raising or lowering
the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching
another appliance or piece of
furniture.
Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves
are jiggling or are stuck.
Check all removable items
and refit them correctly.
Bottles or containers are
touching.
Separate them.
The transport cord clips are
Remove the cord clips.
still hanging on the back of the
appliance.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, please contact
– your Miele dealer
or
– Miele Technical Service.
See back cover of the this manual
contact details.
When contacting Miele Technical Service, please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Warranty
For additional information, please refer
to your warranty booklet.
See the end of these operating and
installation instructions for this
telephone number.
MieleCare
(USA only)
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program; gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by 5
years of worry-free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory-trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by the Miele Service department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
http://www.mieleusa.com/Service/ExtendedContracts
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Installation Instructions
Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most
current product specification, technical & warranty information.
To prevent accidents
and machine damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
Caring for the environment
Disposing of the packaging
materials
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.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children. Return
the packaging to your dealer.
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Please take care not to damage the
pipework while the appliance is being
stored for transport to a waste disposal
facility.
By protecting the pipework, you help
keep the coolants and compressor oil
from contaminating the environment.
Before discarding an old appliance
disconnect it from the electrical supply
and cut off the power cord to prevent it
from becoming a hazard.
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Installation Information
Location
Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed
and connected in accordance with
these Operating and Installation
Instructions.
WARNING!
Danger of tipping! To avoid a
hazard secure the appliance in
accordance with these instructions.
WARNING!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door /
freezer drawers are open. Keep the
appliance door shut until the
appliance has been installed and
secured in the cabinetry in
accordance with these Operating
and Installation Instructions.
The appliance should be installed
with the assistance of another
person.
This fridge/freezer combination
should not be installed side-by-side
with another fridge/freezer
combination.
The appliance does not have heated
side walls, a side-by-side
arrangement can lead to a build-up
of condensation water.
The appliance should not be installed
directly next to a heat source (such as
a range or a heater) or under a window
in direct sunlight. The higher room
temperature, the more energy the
appliance requires to operate. Most
suitable is a dry, well-ventilated room.
The following should also be taken into
consideration:
– The plug must be easily accessible
and not concealed behind the
appliance so that the appliance can
be quickly disconnected from the
electrical supply in an emergency. In
addition, no other appliances should
be plugged into a socket located
directly behind this appliance.
– The power cord must not come into
contact with the back of the
appliance, it could be damaged by
vibrations from the appliance
resulting in a short circuit.
Important! When there is high
humidity there can be a build-up of
condensation on the outer surfaces
of the appliance. This can cause the
surfaces to corrode.
To prevent this, install the appliance
in a dry and/or an air-conditioned
room with sufficient ventilation.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly after installation
and that the appliance is installed in
accordance with these installation
instructions and with the required
ventilation openings.
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Installation Information
Climate class
Niche floor
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 specified on the data plate
inside the appliance.
To ensure that the appliance is installed
safely and to assure all the functions,
the floor of the niche where the
appliance is to be installed must be
even and horizontal.
Climate class
Room temperature
SN
50 °F to 90 °F
(+10 °C to +32 °C)
61 °F to 90 °F (+16 °C to
+32 °C)
61 °F to 100 °F
(+16 °C to +38 °C)
61 °F to 109 °F
(+16 °C to +43 °C)
N
ST
T
If the room is too cold, it will cause the
cooling system in the appliance to
remain off for too long. This can cause
the temperature in the appliance to rise,
resulting in damage.
Installation niche
Before installing the appliance, the
cabinet must be carefully aligned using
a level. The cabinet corners must be at
a 90° angle to one another, otherwise
the cabinet door will not be flush with all
4 corners of the cabinet. The sidewalls
of the installation niche must be even.
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It must be made from strong, rigid
material.
The appliance is extremely heavy when
fully loaded, and for this reason it is
imperative that the floor it stands on is
able to bear its weight. If in doubt,
contact Miele.
When fully loaded, the approx. weight
of the appliance is 1200 lbs (544 kg).
Adjacent furniture/units
The new appliance will be mounted
securely to adjacent furniture/fixtures.
For this reason, it is essential that all
furniture/fixtures be connected securely
to the ground and/or wall.
Door hinge
The appliance is supplied with fixed
hinges. If the door needs to be
hinged on the opposite side, contact
Miele.
Do NOT change the door hinging
yourself!
Installation Information
Proper ventilation
Use only the matching base cover
with the ventilation slits!
If there is insufficient ventilation, the
compressor will run more often and
over a longer period of time. This
results in higher energy
consumption and a higher
compressor temperature which can
damage the compressor.
This appliance does not require
ventilation openings in the surrounding
cabinetry. Proper ventilation is ensured
though the ventilation slits at the base
of the appliance.
WARNING! Danger of damage from
overheating. May restrict operation.
Keep ventilation openings, in the
appliance enclosure or in the built-in
structure, clear of obstruction.
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Installation Dimensions
Before installation, ensure the building-in niche is the correct size. The specified
ventilation cross-sections must be adhered to in order to ensure the correct
functioning of the appliance.
A
KFN 9855 iDE
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B
C
3"
79 13/16" 29 13/16"
(76 mm) (2,027 mm) (757 mm)
D
E
F
24"
(610 mm)
55 5/8"
(1,413 mm)
37 1/2"
(952 mm)
Installation Dimensions
Opening angle of the door
Ensure that there is sufficient space at
the installation location for the door to
open wide enough.
a This dimension line indicates the
height measured from the floor.
These measurements do not take
the cabinet front and the door
handle into account; they must be
added on accordingly.
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Niche Dimensions
The location of the electrical outlet
can be within a radius of 80" from the
appliance top center. Do not install
the electrical outlet behind the
appliance!
A
Cabinet Width
B
Inset cabinet
Depth
B
Frameless/Face
frame cabinet
Depth
C
Cabinet Height
30"
(762 mm)
24" (610 mm)
+ panel
thickness
24" (610 mm)
80"
(2,032 mm)
If you wish for the appliance panel to be flush with adjacent cabinetry, the
adjacent cabinetry depth must equal appliance depth 24" (610 mm) plus panel
thickness 5/8" – 3/4" (16 mm - 19 mm).
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Door Swing Clearance
a Top view
b Right side wall of appliance housing
c Front of appliance housing
d Front panel - door closed
e Front panel - door opening angle = 115°
f Panel thickness
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Planning the Water Connection
Water line feed-in (D) from left or right
above the anti-tipping bracket.
Do not install the shut-off valve
behind the appliance!
The water line lead-through for the
water supply line (E) is at the bottom
right of the appliance:
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Information Concerning the door panel
Inset installation
Appliance and panels sit fully within the
opening and are flush with what could
be its own box, between two pantry
cabinets or decorative columns, etc.
This is the most common installation
scenario.
a Cabinet frame
b Door panel
Stainless steel front panels are
available through Miele.
Please take into account the
following information concerning the
door panel:
Cabinet opening A
Refrigerator door
panel B
80"
(2,032 mm)
45 1/4"
(1,150 mm)
– The panels should be at least 5/8"
(16 mm) thick to allow the connecting
rails to be fastened to them.
– The maximum panel thickness is 3/4"
(19 mm).
– The door panel weight must not
exceed 60 lb (27 kg).
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Information Concerning the door panel
Frameless installation
With this installation style, wider
appliance panels partially overlay the
shared side gables of adjacent
cabinetry so as to mimic the look of a
frameless style cabinet.
a Cabinet frame
b Door panel
Please take into account the
following information concerning the
door panel:
– The panels should be at least 5/8"
(16 mm) thick to allow the connecting
rails to be fastened to them.
– The maximum panel thickness is 3/4"
(19 mm).
– The door panel weight must not
exceed 60 lb (27 kg).
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Cabinet opening C
Refrigerator door
panel D
80"
(2,032 mm)
45 3/4"
(1,162 mm)
Installing the Appliance
Installing the Appliance
,Warning!
This appliance is very heavy and
can tip forwards when the door is
open.
^ Before installation, take any
accessories out of the appliance
and/or off the back of the appliance.
^ Remove any cable clips from the
back of the appliance.
^ Check that all the parts on the back
of the appliance can move freely.
Carefully bend any attached
components out of the way.
Installing the anti-tip brackets
The anti-tip brackets keep the
appliance safely secured in the
installation niche and prevent tipping.
Make sure that there is no plumbing
or electrical in the installation area
that could be damaged by screws.
,Important!
The anti tip bracket must be
installed at the same height as the
toe kick area. If you set the
appliance to a higher level by laying
spacers underneath, the anti tip
bracket must be fitted accordingly.
To protect the floor from damage when
installing the appliance,
^ fasten a left-over piece of flooring
(e.g. linoleum) to the floor in front of
the installation area.
^ Mark the center line of the appliance
on the back wall of the installation
niche. The center of the anti-tip
bracket must be aligned with this
line.
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Installing the Appliance
^ Depending on the floor and walls of
the room, select the installation
method for the bracket from the
following options: A, B, C or D.
C
A
– Securing to a wooden floor
(screws: 1/4'' x 2 1/2'') (6 x 63 mm)
D
– Securing to a drywall base
(screws: 1/4'' x 2 1/2'') (6 x 63 mm)
– Securing to a concrete wall using
screw anchors (screws: 1/4'' x 2
1/2'') (6 x 63 mm)
B
– Securing to a concrete floor using
the supplied concrete anchors.
– Securing with angular positioning of
the screws (1/4'' x 2 1/2'') (6 x 63
mm)
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Installing the Appliance
Installation of the anti-tip bracket in a
cabinet with a depth greater than 25"
(635 mm)
The anti-tip bracket assures proper
functioning up to a cabinet depth of 24"
- 25" (610-635 mm). If the cabinet is
deeper than 25" (635 mm), a wooden
spacer is required between the back
wall of the niche and the appliance.
The anti-tip bracket must be level
after installation even if the floor is
not level. Install the wooden spacer
in an appropriate position.
Fastening the covers
Install the adhesive covers above,
between and under the mounting plates
on the sides of the appliance.
The spacer must be secured to the
floor.
Position of the spacer in a normal
cabinet
Position of the spacer in a frameless
cabinet
^ Cut the covers to the required length
(see illustration).
^ Fasten the covers keeping a 1/4"
(6 mm) clearance from the mounting
plates.
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Installing the Appliance
Pushing the appliance into the
niche
Aligning the appliance
Prepare the water and electrical
connections.
^ Gently push the appliance into the
niche until the back of the appliance
slides into the anti-tip bracket.
Take care not to damage the power
cord and plumbing.
^ Use the supplied wrench to adjust
the front feet so that the appliance is
level a.
^ Using a screw driver or the supplied
Allen key, turn the adjustment rods to
adjust the back of the appliance until
it is level b.
All feet must rest firmly on the floor
so that the appliance cannot tip
forwards!
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Installing the Appliance
Securing the appliance in the
niche
Aligning the appliance door
The appliance comes with the door
properly aligned.
Realignment may be necessary if
the door is heavily loaded.
^ Push the hinged side of the
appliance to the cabinet wall.
^ Connect the appliance to the
cabinetry by screwing the
particle-board screws 1/4" x 3/4" (4 x
16 mm) through the pre-mounted
brackets.
^ Now attach the covers to the
mounting plates.
^ Loosen the screws a.
^ Align the door by turning the
headless screws b with the supplied
Allen wrench.
^ Then tighten the screws a.
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Installing the Appliance
Aligning the drawer front
You can adjust the fronts of the freezer
drawers if necessary.
Install the base cover with the
ventilation slits
Side view of the freezer drawer open
^ Remove the lower freezer drawer.
^ Remove the blue protective film from
the supplied air filter.
^ Insert the air filter into the opening in
the base. Push the latch down and
engage it.
^ On both sides, remove the screws
and put them in the long holes below.
^ Align the drawer front.
^ Then tighten the screws.
^ Remove the locking pins from the
supplied retainers.
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Installing the Appliance
^ Insert the base cover retainers on
both sides into the appliance
housing.
^ The face end of the angles on the
retainers must be flush with the front
of the toe-kick cover. If this is not the
case, adjust the retainers according
to the depth.
^ Insert the locking pins on both sides
to secure the retainers in the
appliance housing.
^ Now install the base cover with the
ventilation slits. There are two
fastening bolts on each side of the
base cover (see illustration detail).
These fastening bolts must be
inserted into the retainer holes.
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Installing the Appliance
Both mounting rails will later be
fastened to the door panel of the
refrigerator door.
^ To adjust the toe-kick height, first
loosen the headless screws at the
cover front and adjust the cover
height.
^ Then tighten the headless screws.
^ Remove the cap covers and loosen
the screws on both sides.
Removing the mounting rails
^ Remove the mounting rails on the
sides of both freezer drawers.
These mounting rails will later be
installed on the door panel of the
freezer drawers.
^ You will need the nuts for fastening
the door panel to the freezer drawers.
^ Remove the cover strip a and the
upper b and lower mounting rails of
the refrigerator door.
^ You will need these nuts for fastening
the custom door panel to the
refrigerator door.
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Installing the Appliance
Installing the mounting rails on ^ Fasten the mounting rails to the door
panels with at least 3 screws (1/4'' x
the door panel
5/8'') (4 x 16 mm).
Installing the door panel on the
appliance door
^ Using a pencil, draw two thin,
horizontal lines on the inside of the
door panel for the refrigerator door.
The distance from the lower edge of
the cabinetry front to the upper line is
41" (1041 mm) and to the lower line it
is 4 1/4" (107.5 mm).
^ Put both mounting rails on the inside
of the door panel a. Center the
mounting rails and align them with
the drawn lines (see illustration
details A and B).
^ Screw the adjustment bolts on the
lower side of the appliance door as
far as possible into the door.
^ Fasten the mounting rails to the door
panel with at least 6 screws (1/4" x
5/8'') (4 x 16 mm).
^ Put the mounting rails on the inside of
the furniture covers for the freezer
drawers b. Align the mounting rails
according to the dimensions in
illustration detail C.
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Installing the Appliance
Aligning the door panel
^ Open the refrigerator door and hang
the door panel from above onto the
adjustment bolts.
^ Loosely screw the nuts onto the
adjustment bolts.
To vertically align the door panel with
the adjacent cabinet doors,
^ Close the appliance door and check
the distances to the adjacent door
panels.
^ loosen the nuts again and adjust the
respective adjustment bolts.
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Installing the Appliance
To horizontally align the door panel with
the adjacent cabinet doors,
^ Tighten the adjustment bolts on the
lower side of the appliance door until
the mounting rail sits tight on the
appliance door.
^ slide the door panel to the respective
side (via the long holes in the
mounting rails).
^ Tighten the nuts.
^ Screw the nuts onto the adjustment
bolts and tighten them.
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Installing the Appliance
To adjust the depth of the door panel,
^ Attach the upper cover piece a.
^ Attach the supplied seals b between
appliance door and door panel.
^ loosen the three screws located on
the upper side of the upper mounting
rail. Now you can adjust the depth of
the door panel.
^ Then tighten the screws.
^ If necessary, do the same on the
lower mounting rail.
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Installing the Appliance
Installing the door panels on
the freezer drawers
^ Now do the same on the lower
freezer drawer.
^ When finished, close the gap
between the freezer drawer and the
door panel with the supplied
adhesive seal.
^ Remove the protective foil from the
adhesive side of the seal and stick
the seal onto the upper edge of the
freezer drawer. Make sure that the
seal is properly positioned in the gap.
^ Pull the upper freezer drawer out and
affix both sides of the door panel with
the screws 1/8'' x 1/16''
(3.5 x 13 mm).
^ Close the freezer drawer and check
the distance from the surrounding
door panels.
To vertically align the door panel with
the adjacent cabinetry doors,
^ loosen the screws on both sides and
adjust the position of the door panel.
^ Then tighten the screws.
Be careful not to over-tighten the
screws. Do not use a electric
screwdriver.
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Plumbing
Information regarding the
water connection
All plumbing work should be carried
out by a suitable qualified person, in
accordance with local and national
regulations.
Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply before connecting it to
the water supply.
The appliance must be connected to
a cold water line that:
– is directly connected to the fresh
water supply in order to ensure a
circulation of the water in the cold
water line.
Avoid using a water line in which the
water is allowed to pool.
This can affect the taste of water
and ice cubes.
Before connecting the water hose
for the ice cube maker, ensure the
water supply is completely turned
off
– withstands the operating pressure.
The water being used should meet
the drinking water standards of the
country where the machine is used.
A shut-off valve must be provided
between the water line and the water
supply of the building to ensure that the
water supply can be cut off if
necessary.
All devices used for connecting the
appliance to the water supply must
comply with the current national and
local safety regulations in the
country in which the appliance is
being installed.
All units and systems used to supply
water to the appliance must also
comply with the applicable
requirements of the respective
country.
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– fulfills the hygiene regulations.
The water pressure must be between
22 and 87 psi (1.5 and 6 bar).
The water supply should be easily
accessible after the machine has
been built in.
Before commissioning, the water
line needs to be vented by a
qualified technician:
Plumbing
Connecting the water supply
Before any installation or
maintenance work is performed be
sure the appliance is disconnected
from the electrical supply.
The water connection can be found at
the front of the appliance:
^ Lay the water line to the appropriate
location at the back of the appliance.
^ At the same time feed the electrical
cord from the back of the appliance
out of the installation niche.
,Do not plug the cord into the
^ Gently push the appliance into the
desired location. Leave enough
space behind the appliance for
connecting the water supply.
outlet until the water connection is
completed.
^ Gently push the appliance into the
niche until the back of the appliance
slides into the anti-tip bracket (see
"Installing the appliance".)
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Plumbing
The solenoid valve b can be found at
the front of the appliance. It has a 3/4"
connection thread (the position of the
solenoid valve as shown in the picture
may differ from your appliance).
,In the following, please note:
inserting the water filter incorrectly
can cause damage!
^ Place the water filter e on top of the
adapter c as shown in the picture.
,Do not over-tighten the union
nut, damage can result!
^ Connect the union nut d to the
solenoid valve b and tighten it.
^ If you want to divert the water line by
90°, screw on the elbow f.
^ Vent the air from the water line by
opening the water supply
temporarily.
In case of a water line with a 1/4"
thread:
^ Connect the water line g (e.g.,
copper) using the clamping ring h
and the nut i on the adapter c or
elbow f.
In case of a water line with a 7/16"
24-UNS thread:
^ Connect the water line g directly to
the adapter c or elbow f (a
clamping ring h and nut i are not
required).
The connection parts included with the
appliance permit the connection of
various water lines (a water line is not
included in delivery).
^ Remove the cap a from the solenoid
valve b.
^ Insert the adapter c into the union
nut d.
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^ Slowly open the water shut-off valve
and check for leaks.
Plumbing
^ The appliance can now be
connected to the power supply (see
"Electrical connection").
^ Slide the appliance into the desired
position.
When doing so, make sure that the
water line does not get kinked or
damaged.
Caution! Risk of damage to the ice
cube maker! During the operation of
the ice cube maker, do not interrupt
the water supply.
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Electrical connection
,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.
Before installing the appliance,
verify that the voltage, load and
circuit rating information found on
the data plate match the household
electrical supply.
,To guarantee the electrical
safety of this appliance, continuity
must exist between the appliance
and an effective grounding system.
It is imperative that this basic safety
requirement be met. If there is any
doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician.
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,This appliance is equipped with
a three-prong grounding plug to
prevent shock hazards. It should be
plugged directly into a properly
grounded outlet. Do not cut or
remove the grounding prong from
the plug. If the plug does not fit the
outlet, have the proper outlet
installed by a licensed electrician.
Do not use extension cords or
ungrounded (two prong) adapters.
Connect this appliance to a 110 –
120 VAC, 60 Hz and 15 amp (20 amp
for side-by-side) circuit with a circuit
breaker or fuse.
This appliance must be grounded
according to local or national codes.
Electrical connection
The appliance must be connected to an
electrical outlet that is properly
grounded. The electrical installation
must comply with the applicable
electrical code.
The plug must be easily accessible and
not concealed behind the appliance so
that the appliance can quickly be
disconnected from the electricity
supply in an emergency. In addition, no
other appliances should be plugged
into a socket located directly behind
this appliance.
The power cord must not come into
contact with the back of the appliance,
as they could be damaged by
vibrations from the appliance. This may
result in a short circuit.
Do not use an extension cord to
connect the appliance to the power
supply. Extension cords do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. they pose a danger of
overheating).
Do not connect the appliance to
stand-alone inverters, such as those
used with an autonomous energy
source, e.g. solar power systems.
Otherwise, when the appliance is
switched on, peak loads in the system
can cause the safety shutdown
mechanism to be triggered. This can
damage electronic units.
In addition, the appliance must not be
used with energy-saving devices,
which reduce the amount of energy
supplied to the appliance and cause it
to overheat.
If the power cord needs to be replaced,
this work must only be performed by a
qualified electrician.
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