Operating and installation instructions
Fridge-freezer
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance it is essential
to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time.
en-GB
M.-Nr. 10 748 750
Contents
Warning and Safety instructions.......................................................................... 5
Caring for the environment ................................................................................ 13
How to save energy............................................................................................. 14
Guide to the appliance ........................................................................................ 16
Control panel ......................................................................................................... 16
Display LEDs and symbols in the display ............................................................. 17
Accessories ......................................................................................................... 19
Accessories supplied ............................................................................................ 19
Optional accessories............................................................................................. 20
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 21
Before using for the first time ................................................................................ 21
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................ 21
Switching on and off ........................................................................................... 22
Operating the appliance ........................................................................................ 22
Switching on.......................................................................................................... 22
Switching off the whole appliance ........................................................................ 22
Switching off for longer periods of time ................................................................ 23
The correct temperature..................................................................................... 24
. . . in the refrigerator section and in the PerfectFresh zone.................................. 24
Automatic temperature distribution (DynaCool) ............................................... 24
. . . in the freezer section ....................................................................................... 24
Temperature display .............................................................................................. 25
Setting the temperature......................................................................................... 25
Temperature range ........................................................................................... 26
Temperature in the PerfectFresh zone.............................................................. 26
Using Super cool and Super freeze ................................................................... 27
Super cool function ........................................................................................... 27
Super freeze function  ....................................................................................... 27
Switching a function on or off ............................................................................... 28
Using Holiday mode ............................................................................................ 29
Temperature and door alarm.............................................................................. 30
Temperature alarm................................................................................................. 30
Door alarm............................................................................................................. 30
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Contents
Selecting further settings ................................................................................... 31
Selecting further settings ...................................................................................... 31
Settings overview ............................................................................................. 31
Sabbath mode....................................................................................................... 31
Changing the temperature unit (°C/°F) .................................................................. 33
Activating or deactivating the lock ........................................................................ 34
Storing food in the refrigerator section............................................................. 36
Different storage zones ......................................................................................... 36
Food which is not suitable for storage in the refrigerator section ......................... 37
When shopping for food........................................................................................ 37
Storing food correctly............................................................................................ 37
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone............................................................... 38
Dry compartment  ............................................................................................... 39
Humidity controlled compartment  .................................................................... 39
Adjusting the interior fittings (refrigerator section) ......................................... 41
Moving the shelves................................................................................................ 41
Removing the PerfectFresh zone drawers............................................................. 41
Adjusting the door shelf / bottle shelf ................................................................... 42
Adjusting the bottle holder .................................................................................... 42
Moving the charcoal filters .................................................................................... 43
Freezing and storing food................................................................................... 44
Maximum freezing capacity .................................................................................. 44
Freezing fresh food................................................................................................ 44
Storing frozen food................................................................................................ 44
Home freezing ....................................................................................................... 45
Adjusting the interior fittings.................................................................................. 48
Using accessories ................................................................................................. 48
Defrosting............................................................................................................. 50
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 51
Cleaning agents..................................................................................................... 51
Preparing the appliance for cleaning..................................................................... 52
Cleaning the interior and accessories ................................................................... 53
Cleaning the front of the appliance and the side panels....................................... 54
Side panels....................................................................................................... 54
Cleaning the door seals......................................................................................... 55
After cleaning ........................................................................................................ 55
Replacing the charcoal filters ................................................................................ 56
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 57
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Contents
Noises................................................................................................................... 65
After sales service............................................................................................... 66
Contact in case of malfunction ............................................................................. 66
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 66
Electrical connection .......................................................................................... 67
Installation............................................................................................................ 68
Side-by-side combinations ................................................................................... 68
Location................................................................................................................. 68
Climate range ................................................................................................... 69
Ventilation .............................................................................................................. 69
Fitting wall spacers supplied................................................................................. 69
Installation ............................................................................................................. 70
Aligning the appliance ...................................................................................... 70
Building the appliance into a kitchen run .............................................................. 72
Appliance dimensions ........................................................................................... 73
Changing the door hinging ................................................................................. 75
Aligning the appliance doors.............................................................................. 87
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all statutory safety requirements.
Please note that inappropriate use can lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before using it for the first
time. They contain important notes on installation, safety, use and
maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for non-compliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
 This refrigeration appliance is intended for use in the home and in
similar environments, for example
– in shops, offices and similar work settings
– by the guests in hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and other typical
home settings.
This refrigeration appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
 This appliance is intended for domestic use only for cooling and
storing food and drink as well as for storing deep frozen food, freezing fresh food and for making ice.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
 This appliance is not suitable for storing and keeping cool medicines, blood plasma, laboratory preparations or other such materials
or products. Incorrect use of the appliance for such purposes can
cause deterioration of the items stored. The appliance is not suitable
for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or incorrect use of the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use
it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of
incorrect operation.
Safety with children
 Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
 Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
 Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
 Danger of suffocation! Whilst playing, children could become entangled in packaging (such as plastic wrapping) or pull it over their
head and suffocate. Keep packaging material away from children.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
 The coolant system is tested for leaks. This appliance complies
with statutory safety requirements and the appropriate EU
guidelines.
 This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural
gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it
does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the greenhouse effect.
The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the
noise level of the appliance. In addition to the noise of the compressor, you might be able to hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, and does not have any adverse effect
on the performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the transportation and setting up of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking
coolant can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
– avoid naked flames or anything which creates a spark,
– disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply,
– ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several
minutes, and
– contact the Miele Service Department.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The more coolant there is in a refrigeration appliance, the larger
the room it should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases
building up. For every 11 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of room space is
required. The amount of coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
 To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (fuse rating, frequency and voltage) on the data
plate corresponds to the household supply.
Check that this is the case before connecting the appliance. Consult
a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
 The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety requirement is met. If in any doubt please have the electrical installation tested by a qualified electrician.
 Reliable and safe operation of this appliance can only be assured
if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
 If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
 Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or extension lead. These are a fire hazard and
do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
 If moisture gets into electrical components or into the mains connection cable, it could cause a short circuit. Therefore, do not operate this refrigeration appliance in areas which are exposed to moisture (e.g in a garage or utility room).
 This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
 Do not use a damaged appliance. It could be dangerous. Check
the appliance for visible signs of damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The appliance must be isolated from the electricity supply during
installation, maintenance and repair work.
 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause
considerable danger for the user.
Installation, maintenance and repairs must only be carried out by a
Miele authorised technician.
 While the appliance is under warranty, repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
warranty is invalidated.
 Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when genuine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components
must only be replaced by Miele spare parts.
Correct use
 The appliance is designed for use within a certain climate range
(ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range.
The climate range for your appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance. Installing it in a room with too low an ambient
temperature, e.g. a garage, will lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the required temperature.
 Do not cover or block the air vents as this could impair the efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and
could cause damage to the components.
 If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil in the appliance or
the door, make sure that it does not come into contact with plastic
components as this could cause stress cracks or break the plastic.
 Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Electrical components could
cause flammable vapours to ignite. Danger of fire and explosion.
 Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric ice cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and explosion.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or liquids which could freeze in the freezer. The cans or bottles could explode. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.
 When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are
not left in for more than one hour; otherwise they could burst, causing injury or damage.
 Never handle frozen food or the metal parts of the appliance with
wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food or to the metal.
Danger of frost burn.
 Do not take ice cubes out with your bare hands and never place
ice cubes or ice lollies in your mouth straight from the freezer. The
very low temperature of the frozen ice or lollies can cause frost burn
to the lips and tongue.
 Do not refreeze partially or fully defrosted food. Consume defrosted food as soon as possible, as it will lose its nutritional value and
spoil if left for too long. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after it
has been cooked.
 Observe the manufacturer's "use-by" dates and storage instructions given on food to avoid the risk of food poisoning. Storage times
will depend on several factors, including the freshness and quality of
the food, as well as the temperature at which it is stored.
 Only use genuine original Miele accessories and spare parts with
this appliance. Using accessories or spare parts from other manufacturers will invalidate the warranty, and Miele cannot accept liability.
Stainless steel appliances
 Adhesives will damage the stainless steel surface and cause it to
lose its dirt-repellent protective coating. Do not use sticky notes,
transparent adhesive tape, masking tape or other types of adhesive
on the stainless steel surface.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The surface is susceptible to scratching. Even magnets can cause
scratching.
Cleaning and care
 Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will
cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time.
 Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean or defrost this appliance.
Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short circuit.
 Sharp edged or pointed objects will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to the appliance. Do not use sharp edged or
pointed objects to
– remove frost and ice,
– separate frozen foods or remove ice trays.
 Do not place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
 Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they could contain
substances which could damage the plastic parts or which might
cause the build-up of gases and pose a danger to health.
Transporting the appliance
 Always transport the appliance in an upright position and in its original transport packaging to avoid damage in transit.
 Danger of injury and damage. The appliance is very heavy and
must be transported by two people.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Disposal of your old appliance
 Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking themselves in and endangering their lives.
 Splashes of coolant can damage the eyes. Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting disposal, e.g. by
– puncturing the coolant channels in the condenser,
– bending any pipework, or
– scratching the surface coating.
Symbol on the compressor (depending on model)
This information is only relevant for recycling. In normal operation there is no risk.
 The oil in the compressor can be fatal if swallowed or if it penetrates the airways.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing material
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the manufacturing process and also reduces the
amount of waste in landfill sites.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances often contain valuable materials. They
also contain specific materials, compounds and components, which were
essential for their correct function and
safety. These could be hazardous to human health and to the environment if
disposed of with your domestic waste
or if handled incorrectly. Please do not,
therefore, dispose of your old appliance
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local community waste collection / recycling
centre for electrical and electronic appliances, or contact your dealer or
Miele for advice. You are also responsible (by law, depending on country) for
deleting any personal data that may be
stored on the appliance being disposed
of.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during transportation to an authorised collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be contained, and will not leak into the environment.
Please ensure that your old appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored awaiting disposal. See
"Warning and Safety instructions" for
more information.
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How to save energy
Installation /
Maintenance
Temperature
setting
Normal energy consumption
Increased energy consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated
room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Near to a heat source (radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient
room temperature is approx.
20 °C.
Where the ambient room
temperature is above 25 °C.
Ventilation gaps uncovered
and dusted regularly.
Ventilation gaps covered or
dusty.
Compressor and metal grille
(heat exchanger) at the back
of the appliance dusted at
least once a year.
Dust build-up on the compressor and metal grille (heat
exchanger).
Refrigerator section 4 to
5 °C
The lower the temperature,
the higher the energy consumption.
PerfectFresh zone just above
0 °C
Freezer section -18 °C
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How to save energy
Normal energy consumption
Use
Increased energy consumption
Drawers and shelves arranged as they were when
the appliance was delivered.
Only open the door when
necessary and for as short a
time as possible. Store food
in an organised way.
Frequent opening of the
door for long periods will
cause a loss of coldness.
The appliance will cool down
and the compressor will run
for longer periods.
Take an insulated cool bag
when shopping and load
food in the appliance as
soon as possible.
Replace any food removed
as quickly as possible, before it begins to thaw.
Allow hot food and drinks to
cool down before placing
them in the appliance.
Hot food or food at room
temperature raises the temperature inside the appliance. The appliance will cool
down and the compressor
will run for longer periods.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation of liquids will cause a
loss of coldness.
Place frozen food in the refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance Poor air circulation will
to allow air to circulate.
cause a loss of coldness.
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
Sensor controls for refrigerator section
f Display LEDs (see "Display LEDs" table for explanation)
a For switching Holiday mode on / off
g Display with temperature and symbols (symbols only visible during use;
b For switching the SuperCool function
see "Symbols in the display" table for
on and off
explanation)
c On sensor for the whole appliance/
Off sensor for the refrigerator section Sensor controls for the freezer section
d For setting the temperature
h For setting the temperature
( for warmer)
( for warmer)
e For setting the temperature
i For setting the temperature
( for colder)
( for colder)
j For switching the whole appliance on
and off
k For switching the Super freeze function on and off
l For switching the door or temperature alarm off in the event of a power
cut
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Guide to the appliance
Display LEDs and symbols in the display
Display LED
Meaning

Super cool symbol (on
the left)/ Super freeze
symbol (on the right)
Function can be selected depending on section (see "Using Super cool and Super
freeze").

Power failure
Flashes during a power cut

Safety lock
Lock to prevent the appliance from being
switched off by mistake

Alarm
Flashes when the door or temperature alarm
is triggered
Message/symbol in the display
DEMO
Meaning
Demo mode
Demo mode has been activated (see "Problem solving guide - Display warnings").

Sabbath mode
Switching Sabbath mode on and off
MENU
Settings mode
Lights up when settings are being selected

Holiday mode
Holiday mode has been activated (see "Using Holiday mode").
°C
Temperature unit
The factory default setting is °C; this can be
changed to °F
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Guide to the appliance
a Control panel with display
b Fan
c Adjustable shelf
d Interior lighting
e Door shelf / Egg tray
f Holder with active charcoal filter
(Active AirClean)
g Interior lighting
h Bottle shelf with bottle holder
i Slide regulator for setting the moisture level
j PerfectFresh zone compartments
k Condensate channel and
drain hole
l Frost Free module
m Freezer drawers
For easier installation there are transport handles on the back at the top and
transport wheels underneath the appliance.
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Accessories
Accessories supplied
KKF-FF Active AirClean charcoal filters with holder
Egg tray
Butter dish
The charcoal filters neutralise unpleasant odours in the refrigerator section for
improved air quality.
Ice cube tray
Bottle holder
Cool pack
Attach the bottle holder to the rear edge
of the bottle shelf.
The bottle holder can be moved left or
right. This way the bottles will be more
secure when the appliance door is
opened and closed.
The cool pack prevents the temperature
in the freezer rising too quickly in the
event of an interruption to the power
supply. This can help prolong the storage time.
The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for
approx. 24 hours.
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Accessories
Optional accessories
A range of useful Miele accessories and
care products are available for your appliance.
Stainless steel care
The stainless steel cleaning cloth is
impregnated with stainless steel conditioner for optimum cleaning and protection.
Each application of the stainless steel
conditioner (supplied in a bottle) forms
a water and dirt repellent protective
coating. It gently removes water marks,
fingerprints and other dirt for a uniformly shiny surface.
Multi-purpose microfibre cloth
The microfibre cloth is suitable for removing fingerprints and light soiling
from surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals.
MicroCloth Kit
The MicroCloth Kit contains a universal
cloth, a glass cloth and a polishing
cloth.
These cloths are extremely rip-proof
and hard-wearing. Thanks to very fine
microfibres these cloths achieve excellent cleaning results.
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KKF-RF
Active AirClean replacement filters
Replacement filters to the fit the Active
AirClean holder are available. We recommend replacing the charcoal filters
every 6 months.
KKF-FF Active AirClean charcoal filters with holder
The appliance is supplied with a charcoal filter holder. Additional holders can
be fitted in the refrigerator section, if required.
Accessories are available to order via
the Miele Webshop, from Miele directly (see back cover for contact details) or from your Miele dealer.
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
Packaging material
 Remove all packaging material from
the inside of the appliance.
Protective foil
The stainless steel trim to the interior
shelves and the door shelves has a
layer of protective foil to prevent damage during transportation. The appliance doors, and side panels where applicable, have a protective foil.
 Do not remove the foil until the appliance has been positioned in its final
location.
Cleaning and care
Please refer to the relevant instructions in "Cleaning and care".
Important! Each time it is used, the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent forms a water-repellant and dirtrepellant protective coating.
 Treat the stainless steel trim and
frames inside the appliance with the
Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent immediately after removing the
protective foil (see "Guide to the appliance – Optional accessories").
 Treat the side panels of a stainless
steel appliance with the Miele stainless steel conditioning agent immediately after removing the protective foil
(see "Guide to the appliance – Optional accessories").
Each time it is used the Miele stainless
steel conditioning agent forms a water-repellant and dirt-repellant protective coating.
Important! The stainless steel appliance doors have a special coating that
is resistant to dirt. Do not treat them
with Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent.
 Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories.
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Switching on and off
Operating the appliance
A light touch of the finger on the
sensors is all that is required to operate
this appliance.
Switching on
The freezer section and the refrigerator
section can be switched on at the same
time using the two On/Off controls.
To enable the temperature to get sufficiently cold inside the appliance, allow
the appliance to run for approx.
3-5 hours (depending on ambient temperature) before placing food in it.
Do not place food in the freezer until it
has reached the required coldness (at
least -18 °C).
 Touch one of the two  On/Off controls until the temperature display
lights up.
The appliance will be switched on and
the interior lighting will come on in the
refrigerator section.
The temperature display for the refrigerator section indicates the temperature
in the refrigerator section.
– If the temperature in the freezer section is above 0 °C, dashes will flash in
the temperature display for the
freezer section.
– As soon as the temperature drops
below 0 °C the temperature in the
freezer section will flash in the display.
– The  display LED will flash until the
set temperature has been reached in
the freezer section.
The appliance will gradually reach the
pre-set temperatures:
– Temperature in the refrigerator section = 3 °C
– Temperature in the freezer section =-18 °C
Switching off the whole appliance
 Touch the right-hand  On/Off control until all of the indicators go out.
If this is does not happen, the safety
lock is still activated (see "Selecting further settings - Activating and deactivating the safety lock). The refrigerator
section interior lighting will go out and
the cooling process will be switched off.
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Switching on and off
Switching off the refrigerator section/
PerfectFresh zone separately
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone can be switched off without having to switch off the freezer section. The
freezer section cannot be turned off
separately.
Tip: We recommend using the Holiday
mode function if you are away on holiday (see "Using Holiday mode"), so that
the appliance operates at lower power
rather than being switched off completely.
If the Super cool  function has been
previously selected, it will be switched
off automatically.
 Touch the left-hand  On/Off control
until the temperature display for the
refrigerator section goes off.
If this is does not happen, the safety
lock is still activated (see "Selecting further settings - Activating and deactivating the safety lock).
The refrigerator section is switched off.
The temperature in the freezer section
will still be shown in the display. The refrigerator section interior lighting will go
out.
Switching the refrigerator section/
PerfectFresh zone on separately (if
previously switched off)
 Touch the left-hand On/Off control 
to switch on the refrigerator section.
The refrigerator section/PerfectFresh
zone will be switched on and will start
to cool down. It will reach the set temperature. The interior lighting will come
on when the refrigerator section door is
opened.
Switching off for longer periods of time
 If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not
cleaned and the door(s) left shut,
there is a danger of mould building
up inside the appliance.
It is essential to clean the appliance.
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
 switch the appliance off,
 disconnect it from the mains,
 clean the appliance and
 leave the door(s) ajar to air the appliance and avoid odours building up inside the appliance.
It is also advisable to carry out the last
two instructions if you are switching
the refrigerator section off for a longer
period of time.
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The correct temperature
It is very important to set the correct
temperature for storing food in the appliance. Micro-organisms will cause
food which is not stored at the correct
temperature to deteriorate rapidly. Temperature influences the growth rate of
these micro-organisms. Reducing the
temperature reduces their growth rate.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– the more food that is stored in it,
– the warmer the food is which is being
put into it,
– the higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance. The appliance is designed for use within specific ambient temperatures (climate
range). Do not use in ambient temperatures for which it is not designed.
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. . . in the refrigerator section
and in the PerfectFresh zone
We recommend a temperature of 4 °C
in the refrigerator section.
In the PerfectFresh zone the temperature is controlled automatically and is in
the range 0 to 3 °C.
Automatic temperature distribution
(DynaCool)
The fan switches on automatically when
the cooling system for the refrigerator
switches on. It distributes the temperature in the appliance to all areas more
evenly so that all the food will be chilled
to about the same degree.
. . . in the freezer section
To freeze fresh food and to store frozen
food for a long time, a temperature of
-18 °C is required. At this temperature
the growth of micro-organisms is generally halted. As soon as the temperature
rises above -10 °C, the micro-organisms become active in the food again
so that it cannot be kept as long. For
this reason, partially defrosted or fully
defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has been
cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The correct temperature
Temperature display
In normal operation the upper temperature display shows the average, current temperature in the refrigerator
section and the lower temperature
display the highest temperature in
the freezer section.
Depending on the ambient temperature
and the temperature setting, it can take
the appliance a few hours to reach the
temperature required and for this temperature to then be shown as a constant temperature in the display.
 If the temperature in the freezer
remains above -18 °C for a long
time, check that the frozen food has
not started to defrost.
If it has, check that the food is safe
to use and if it is, then use it as soon
as possible or cook it before freezing
it again.
Setting the temperature
 Use the  and  arrow sensors to
set the temperature higher or lower.
The following information shows in the
display while the sensors are being
touched:
– Touching a sensor once: the last
temperature selected flashes.
– Each subsequent touch of the
sensor: adjusts the temperature
shown in 1 °C increments.
– Keeping a finger on the sensor
changes the temperature continuously.
Approximately 5 seconds after the last
time a sensor has been touched, the
current temperature inside the appliance is automatically shown.
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The correct temperature
Temperature range
Temperature in the PerfectFresh zone
– The temperature in the refrigerator
section can be adjusted from 3 °C to
7 °C.
In the PerfectFresh zone the temperature is automatically maintained between
0 and 3 °C.
– The temperature in the freezer section can be adjusted from -14 °C to
-26 °C.
However, if you would like it to be
warmer or colder, e.g. when storing
fish, you can adjust the temperature
slightly.
Tip: If you have adjusted the temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours if the appliance is not very full and for approx.
24 hours if the appliance is full before
checking the temperature display, as it
will take this long for the appliance to
give an accurate reading.
 If, after this time, the temperature is
still too high or too low, you will need
to adjust it again.
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How to adjust the temperature in the
PerfectFresh zone is described in "Selecting further settings - Adjusting the
temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone ".
Using Super cool and Super freeze
The following functions can be selected, depending on section.
– Refrigerator section
Super cool 
– Freezer section
Super freeze 
Super freeze function 
For optimum results switch on the Super freeze function before putting fresh
food into the freezer section. This helps
food to freeze quickly and retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours and appearance.
Super cool function 
Exceptions:
The Super cool function can be used to
rapidly reduce the temperature in the
refrigerator section to its lowest setting
(depending on the room temperature).
– when placing food in the freezer that
is already frozen.
Tip: Super cool is particularly recommended for the rapid chilling of large
amounts of fresh food or drink.
When Super cool is switched on, the
appliance will work at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
It switches itself off automatically after
approx. 12 hours.
Tip: To save energy, Super cool can be
switched off once food and drinks are
sufficiently chilled.
When Super cool is switched off the appliance reverts to working at normal
power.
If Holiday mode is switched on, this
will be switched off when the Super
cool function is selected.
– when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food
daily.
The Super freeze function should be
switched on 6 hours before placing
food in the freezer section.
When freezing the maximum amount
of food the Super freeze function
should be switched on 24 hours beforehand.
When Super freeze is switched on, the
appliance will work at full power to
lower the temperature in the appliance.
The Super freeze function will switch itself off automatically after approx.
65 hours. The quantity of fresh food
placed in the freezer will determine the
duration before the Super freeze function turns off.
Tip: To save energy, you can manually
switch off Super freeze once the freezer
section reaches a constant temperature of -18 °C or colder. Check the temperature in the freezer section.
When Super freeze is switched off, the
appliance will run at normal power
again.
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Using Super cool and Super freeze
Switching a function on or off
 Touch the sensor for the function you
want.
– The display LED next to the corresponding symbol will light up and the
function will be switched on.
– The display LED next to the corresponding symbol will go out and the
function will be switched off.
After an interruption to the power supply any function that was previously
switched on will be switched off.
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Using Holiday mode
This function is useful when going on
holiday if you do not wish to switch the
fridge compartment off completely and
do not need a high degree of cooling.
The freezer section remains switched
on at -18 °C.
The refrigerator section is regulated at a
temperature between 10 and 12°C,
which automatically sets the temperature in the PerfectFresh zone to between
8 and 10 °C. In this way the refrigerator
section remains in operation whilst saving energy.
 Do not store any temperaturesensitive food which goes off easily
such as fruit, vegetables, fish, meat
and dairy products during this time.
Switching Holiday mode  on / off
If Holiday mode cannot be switched
on, the refrigerator section has been
switched off separately.
If the Super cool function is switched
on, this will be switched off when Holiday mode is selected.
If previously switched on, Holiday
mode will switch off if there is an interruption to the power supply.
 Touch the  sensor briefly.
In normal operation the upper temperature display shows  and the lower
temperature display the highest current temperature in the freezer section.
Switching off:
Food which does not go off quickly
can be stored in the appliance for some
time at this temperature and the energy
consumption is lower than in normal
operation.
This also prevents the build-up of
odours and mould which can occur if
the refrigerator section is switched off
and the door is closed.
 Touch the  sensor.
The appliance will start cooling the Refrigerator zone/PerfectFresh zone down
to the previously set temperature.
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Temperature and door alarm
The appliance has a warning system
which ensures that the temperature in
the freezer cannot rise unnoticed and to
avoid energy being wasted if a door is
left open.
Switching the temperature alarm off
early
Temperature alarm
The alarm will stop. The  display LED
will continue to flash until the cause of
the alarm has been resolved.
An alarm will sound if the temperature
in the freezer section becomes too
warm. The  display LED flashes.
Audible and visual signals will be activated, for example,
– when the appliance is switched on if
the temperature in the appliance differs greatly from the set temperature,
– if a lot of room air enters the freezer
when food is being loaded, rearranged or taken out,
– when freezing large amounts of food
at once,
– when freezing fresh food which is still
warm,
– in the event of a power cut,
– if the appliance has a fault.
The alarm will stop and the display will
go out as soon as the reason for the
alarm has been resolved.
 If the temperature in the freezer
remains above -18 °C for a long
time, check that the frozen food has
not started to defrost.
If it has, check that the food is safe
to use and if it is, then use it as soon
as possible or cook it before freezing
it again.
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If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off if you wish.
 Touch the  sensor.
Door alarm
The appliance is fitted with a warning
system to avoid increased energy consumption and food becoming warm if
the door is left open.
An alarm will sound if the appliance
door has been left open for longer than
60 seconds.
The alarm will stop and the display will
go out as soon as the door is closed.
Switching the door alarm off early
If the noise disturbs you, you can
switch the alarm off if you wish.
 Touch the  sensor.
The alarm will stop.
Selecting further settings
Selecting further settings
Settings overview
In Settings mode certain settings can
be adjusted and functions selected, allowing you to adjust the appliance to
suit your requirements.
Switching Sabbath mode on and
off

Setting display brightness

See the following pages for more information on these settings.
Changing the temperature unit °C/
°F

Activating or deactivating the lock

Adjusting the temperature in the
PerfectFresh zone

The door alarm or any other alarm are
automatically suppressed when you
are in Settings mode. No alarm will
sound. Exception: If there is an appliance fault (F+numbers), Settings
mode will be exited automatically. The
fault code will be shown in the display
and an alarm will sound (see "Problem
solving guide - - Display warnings").
The freezer section control panel (to
the right-hand side of the display)
must be used to apply the desired settings.
Sabbath mode
The appliance offers a Sabbath programme for the purposes of religious
observance.
The following are switched off:
– the interior lighting when the door is
opened,
– all acoustic and visual signals,
– temperature displays,
– Holiday mode, Super cool and Super
freeze (if previously selected).
When Settings mode is activated the
Super freeze control can still be selected.
The Sabbath mode function will switch
off automatically after approx.
120 hours.
Ensure that the doors are properly
closed, as visual and audible alarms
are switched off.
Any power failure during this time is
not shown in the display. After a
power failure the appliance restarts in
Sabbath mode.
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Selecting further settings
 Danger of food contamination!
Switching Sabbath mode on and off
Any power failure during Sabbath
mode is not shown in the display.
After a power failure the appliance
will restart in Sabbath mode. When
power is restored, no notification of
the power failure will appear in the
display.
If there is an interruption to the
power supply during Sabbath mode,
check the quality of the food. Do not
consume any defrosted food.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
the right-hand side of the display for
approx. 5 seconds.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
Settings mode is now active.
 Touch the Super freeze control  to
access the Sabbath mode function.
Available settings:
– : Sabbath mode is switched off
– : Sabbath mode is switched on
If Sabbath mode was previously
switched off,  is offered.
If Sabbath mode was previously
switched on,  is offered.
 Touch the SuperFreeze control  to
confirm the setting.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
 To leave Settings mode touch the On/
Off control .
When Sabbath mode is switched on, 
will be lit up in the display.
 Switch off Sabbath mode after the
Sabbath has passed.
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Selecting further settings
Setting display brightness
The display brightness can be adjusted
to suit lighting conditions in the room.
The brightness can be adjusted in
stages from   (lighting off) to  
(maximum brightness). The brightness
is set to  at the factory.
Changing the temperature unit
(°C/°F)
The temperature can be displayed in
either Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C).
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
the right-hand side of the display for
approx. 5 seconds.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
the right-hand side of the display for
approx. 5 seconds.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
Settings mode is now active.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
Settings mode is now active.
 Touch one of the sensor controls for
setting the temperature ( and ) repeatedly until  appears in the display.
 Touch one of the sensor controls for
setting the temperature ( and ) repeatedly until  appears in the display.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
The most recently selected setting will
appear in the display.
 By touching one of the sensor controls for setting the temperature (
and ), you can then select the desired level of brightness for the display. The display will light up at the
level of brightness you just selected.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
 To leave Settings mode touch the On/
Off control .
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
Available settings:
– : degrees Celsius
– : degrees Fahrenheit
If  was previously set,  is now
offered.
If  was previously set,  is now
offered.
 Touch the SuperFreeze control  to
confirm the setting.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
 To leave Settings mode touch the On/
Off control .
The desired temperature unit will be set.
The brightness will now be set to the
new level.
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Selecting further settings
Activating or deactivating the
lock
Adjusting the temperature in
the PerfectFresh zone
The safety lock function can be activated to prevent the appliance being
switched off by mistake.
In the PerfectFresh zone the temperature is automatically maintained between
0 and 3 °C. However, if you would like it
to be warmer or colder, e.g. when storing fish, you can adjust the temperature
slightly.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
the right-hand side of the display for
approx. 5 seconds.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
Settings mode is now active.
 Touch one of the sensor controls for
setting the temperature  and  repeatedly until  appears in the display.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
Available settings:
– : The safety lock is deactivated
– : The safety lock is activated
If the safety lock was previously deactivated,  is offered.
The adjustment is made in stages
( to ).
Under certain circumstances, a setting from  to  can cause negative temperatures to be reached.
Food could freeze.
Select a higher level.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
the right-hand side of the display for
approx. 5 seconds.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
Settings mode is now active.
If the safety lock was previously activated,  is offered.
 Touch one of the sensor controls for
setting the temperature ( and ) repeatedly until  appears in the display.
 Touch the SuperFreeze control  to
confirm the setting.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
The most recently selected setting will
appear in the display.
 To leave Settings mode touch the On/
Off control .
 By touching one of the sensor controls for setting the temperature (
and ), you can then select the desired temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone.
The  display LED lights up when the
safety lock is activated.
 Touch the  Super freeze control to
confirm your selection.
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Selecting further settings
MENU lights up in the display and 
flashes.
 To leave Settings mode touch the On/
Off control .
The temperature in the PerfectFresh
zone is now set to the new level.
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Storing food in the refrigerator section
 Danger of explosion.
Do not store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products containing propellants (e.g. spray cans).
 If storing food which contains a
lot of fat or oil in the appliance or the
appliance door, make sure that it
does not come into contact with
plastic components as this could
cause stress cracks or break the
plastic.
Make sure that no oil or grease leaks
onto the plastic parts of the appliance. This can cause the plastic to
crack and break.
This appliance has automatic Dynamic
cooling, which helps to keep an even
temperature when the fan is running,
making the difference between the
various zones is less pronounced.
Warmest area
The warmest area in the refrigerator
section is at the top in the front area
and in the door. Use this for storing butter and cheese.
Coldest area
Different storage zones
The coldest area in the refrigerator section is directly above the PerfectFresh
zone dividing plate and at the back of
the appliance. The temperature in the
PerfectFresh zone compartments is
even colder.
Due to natural air circulation there are
different temperature zones in the refrigerator section.
Use these areas in the refrigerator and
in the PerfectFresh zone for all delicate
and highly perishable food, e.g.
Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest section of the appliance. Make use of the
different temperature zones when placing food in the appliance.
– fish, meat, poultry,
To allow air to circulate efficiently, do
not pack food too closely together in
the refrigerator.
Do not cover the fan in the rear wall of
the refrigerator, as this is essential for
keeping the appliance cool.
Food must not touch the back of the
refrigerator section as it may freeze to
the back wall.
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– sausage products, ready meals,
– dishes or baked goods containing
eggs or cream,
– fresh dough, cake mixtures, pizza or
quiche dough,
– soft cheese and other dairy products,
– pre-packed vegetables and other
fresh food with a label stating it
should be kept at a temperature of
approx. 4 °C.
Storing food in the refrigerator section
Food which is not suitable for
storage in the refrigerator section
Not all food is suitable for refrigeration
at temperatures below 5°C as some
food is sensitive to cold. The appearance, consistency, taste and / or the vitamin content of certain types of food
can be adversely affected by being
stored in too cold a place.
Food which does not tolerate cold temperatures includes:
– Pineapples, avocados, bananas,
pomegranates, mangoes, melons,
papayas, passion fruit, citrus fruits
(such as lemons, oranges, mandarins, grapefruit),
– Fruit which is not yet ripe
– Aubergines/eggplant, cucumbers,
potatoes, peppers/capsicum, tomatoes, courgettes/zucchini,
– Some hard cheeses, e.g. Parmesan.
When shopping for food
The freshness of food when first placed
in the appliance is the most important
factor in determining how long it stays
fresh, and how long it can be kept in the
appliance.
Always observe the use-by date and
the recommended storage temperature.
Time out of the refrigerator should be
kept to a minimum, for example, when
transporting food in a hot car.
Tip: Take a cool bag with you when
shopping and on return place food into
the appliance immediately.
Storing food correctly
Food should generally be stored
covered or packaged in the refrigerator
section (there are some exceptions to
this rule in the PerfectFresh zone - see
below). This will prevent food smells
from affecting other foods, food from
drying out, and also any cross-contamination of bacteria. This is especially important for storing protein-based food
such as meat or fish.
The growth of bacteria, such as salmonella, can be avoided by setting the
correct temperature and maintaining
good standards of hygiene.
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Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
The PerfectFresh zone provides ideal
storage conditions for fruit, vegetables,
fish, meat and dairy products. Food
stays fresh considerably longer while
retaining both flavour and vitamins.
In the PerfectFresh zone the temperature is controlled automatically and is in
the range 0 to 3 °C. While lower than
the temperature in a standard refrigerator, this is the optimum temperature
range for storing fresh food which is not
sensitive to cold. The deterioration process is decelerated at this temperature
range so food can be stored without
loss of freshness for considerably
longer than in a standard refrigerator.
The humidity level in the PerfectFresh
zone can also be regulated to suit the
food being stored. Food retains its own
moisture if stored at a higher humidity
and so does not dry out as quickly. This
allows it to stay crisp and fresh for
longer.
Remember that the fresher the food
when placed in the appliance, the
longer it will stay fresh.
Take food out of the PerfectFresh zone
approx. 30 to 60 minutes before using
it. The aroma and taste do not fully
develop until the food has reached
room temperature.
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The PerfectFresh zone is divided into
two areas:
The PerfectFresh zone compartments
have a regulator which is used to adjust
the relative humidity. Slide the regulator
to the  or  relative humidity setting.
– Setting :
In the dry compartment the humidity
is not increased, the temperature is
between 0 and 3 °C.
The regulator opens the vents in the
compartment so the humidity escapes.
You can use the dry compartment to
store fish, meat, dairy products and
all kinds of food, providing it is
wrapped.
– Setting :
In the humidity controlled compartment the humidity is increased, the
temperature is between 0 and 3 °C.
The regulator closes the vents in the
compartment so the humidity cannot
escape.
Store fruit and vegetables in this
compartment.
Each type of food has its own characteristics which determine the specific
storage conditions it requires.
Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
Dry compartment 
Humidity controlled compartThe dry compartment is ideal for storing ment 
foods which perish easily, such as
– fish and seafood;
– meat, poultry and sausages;
– salads and lettuce;
– dairy products, e.g. yogurt, cheese,
cream, quark etc;
– you can also use the dry compartment to store all kinds of food,
providing it is wrapped.
The main advantage of the dry compartment is the low temperature (rather
than the humidity). The humidity in the
dry compartment is approximately the
same as in a standard refrigerator.
The humidity level greatly depends on
the type and quantity of food being
stored, if stored unwrapped.
If the quantity of food being stored in
this compartment is small, the humidity
level may be low.
Tip: If you are only storing a small
amount of food, wrap it in airtight packaging.
High humidity in the humidity controlled compartment can cause condensate to build up on the floor of
the compartment as well as beneath
the lid.
Use a cloth to remove the condensate.
Please note that food rich in protein deteriorates faster than other types of
food.
Shellfish, for example, deteriorates
faster than fish, and fish deteriorates
faster than meat.
Always keep these foods covered or
wrapped.
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Storing food in the PerfectFresh zone
The following tips may help if you
find that food you have stored does
not keep well (e.g. food becomes
limp or wilts after only being stored
for a short time):
 Only use the appliance for storing
fresh food. The condition of the food
when it is first placed in the appliance
is an important factor in determining
how long it stays fresh.
 Clean the PerfectFresh compartments
before storing food in them.
 Allow very moist food to drain before
placing it in the PerfectFresh zone
 Do not store food which is sensitive
to cold in the PerfectFresh zone (see
"Food which is not suitable for storing
in the refrigerator").
 Select the correct PerfectFresh compartment as well as the correct position for the humidity controlled compartment regulator (humidity not increased or humidity increased).
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 Increased humidity  in the humidity
controlled compartment is achieved
via the moisture present in the food
being stored, i.e. the more food
stored in the compartment, the higher
the humidity.
If too much moisture has gathered on
the floor of the compartment and the
food has been affected, select the 
setting.
Otherwise dry the floor and underneath the lid with a cloth and place a
rack or similar item in the compartment so that moisture can then drip
down.
If the humidity level becomes too low,
wrap the food in airtight packaging.
 If you think that the temperature in
the PerfectFresh zone is too high or
too low, try regulating it by altering
the temperature of the refrigerator
section slightly by 1 to 2 °C. The temperature must be increased if ice
crystals start to form on the floor of
the PerfectFresh zone as otherwise
the cold temperature will damage the
food.
Adjusting the interior fittings (refrigerator section)
Moving the shelves
The shelves can be adjusted according
to the height of the food.
Removing the PerfectFresh
zone drawers
The drawers in the PerfectFresh zone
are on telescopic runners, and can be
removed for filling, emptying or cleaning
purposes:
Remove the bottle shelf from the door
to make it easier to take out the drawers.
 Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards
slightly until the notch at the side is in
line with the shelf support. It can then
be raised or lowered to the required
level.
 Pull the drawers out as far as they will
go.
The raised edge on the protective strip
at the back must face upwards to prevent food from touching the back of the
appliance and freezing to it.
Stoppers prevent the shelves from being dislodged by mistake.
 Holding the sides of the drawer at the
back, lift it up and then pull it forwards and out.
Push the runners back in again to
avoid damaging them.
 Carefully pull the lid between the
drawers slightly forwards, and take it
down and out.
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Adjusting the interior fittings (refrigerator section)
Be careful not to wash out the special lubricant in the telescopic runners during cleaning.
Wipe the telescopic runners with a
damp cloth to clean them.
 To replace the lid, insert it from beneath into the holders and push it
back until it clicks into place.
To replace the drawers
 Push the runners back in completely
and then place the drawers on them.
 Push the drawers back into the appliance until they click into position.
Adjusting the door shelf /
bottle shelf
Danger of injury!
Only move door shelves / bottle
shelves when they are empty.
 Lift the clip-on tray/shelf up and out
of the stainless steel frame to remove.
 Push the stainless steel frame up and
remove it by pulling it forward.
 Replace the stainless steel frame in
the required position. Ensure that it is
securely pushed back in the correct
position.
 Some stainless steel frames are
easier to remove and replace when
you take hold of them together with
the bar at the back and remove by
pulling upward.
 Replace the clip-on container in the
stainless steel frame.
You can remove the clip-on containers
completely from the door shelves to fill
and empty them and then replace
them. The clip-on containers can also
be taken to the table with the food still
in them and used as a serving tray.
Adjusting the bottle holder
The bottle holder can be moved left or
right. This way the bottles will be more
secure when the appliance door is
opened and closed.
The bottle holder can be removed completely (for example for cleaning):
 To do this, push the front edge of the
bottle holder up and disengage it.
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Adjusting the interior fittings (refrigerator section)
Moving the charcoal filters
With very strong smelling food (e.g. very
ripe cheese):
– Place the holder with the charcoal filters on the shelf where this food is
kept.
– Change the charcoal filters earlier if
necessary.
– Use more charcoal filters (with holders) in the appliance (see "Accessories - Optional accessories").
The holder for the charcoal filters sits
on the protective strip at the back of the
shelf.
 Pull the charcoal filter holder upwards
to remove it from the protective strip.
 Refit it on the protective strip of the
shelf you wish to use it on.
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Freezing and storing food
Maximum freezing capacity
Storing frozen food
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be exceeded. The maximum freezing capacity for freezing within a 24-hour period
is given on the data plate: "Freezing capacity ....kg/24 hrs".
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
The maximum freezing capacity given
on the data plate has been calculated
according to DIN EN ISO 15502 Standard.
Freezing fresh food
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly
as possible. This way the nutritional
value of the food, its vitamin content,
appearance and taste are not impaired.
Food which takes a long time to freeze
will lose more water from its cells,
which then shrink. During the defrosting
process, only some of this water is reabsorbed by the cells; the rest collects
around the food.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less. As there is not so much
moisture loss, it is easier for the food to
reabsorb it during the defrosting process, and very little water collects
around the defrosted food.
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– that the packaging is not damaged,
– the use-by date,
– the temperature at which the frozen
food is being stored in the shop. The
length of time it can be kept is reduced if it has been stored at a temperature warmer than -18 °C.
 Buy frozen food once you have finished the rest of your shopping, and
wrap it in newspaper or use a cool
bag or cool box to transport it.
 Store it in the freezer as soon as possible.
 Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in a
good condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish, vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, cakes, leftovers, egg yolks,
egg whites and a range of precooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, soured
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste, aroma and vitamin C, vegetables should be
blanched before they are frozen. To
do so place them portion by portion
into boiling water for 2–3 minutes.
Remove, and plunge into ice-cold
water to cool quickly. Drain and pack
ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for considerably longer.
– Separate chops, steaks, cutlets etc.
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
This prevents them from freezing together in a block.
– Do not salt or season raw food or
blanched vegetables before freezing.
Cooked food should only be lightly
salted and seasoned. Some herbs intensify the taste of food when frozen.
– Placing hot foods or drinks in the
freezer causes food that is already
frozen to partially thaw and increases
energy consumption. Allow hot foods
and drinks to cool down before placing them in the freezer.
Packaging food for freezing
 Freeze food in portions.
Suitable packing material
– Plastic freezer bags
– Tubular polythene freezer bags
– Aluminum foil
– Freezer containers
Unsuitable packing material
– Wrapping paper
– Greaseproof paper
– Cellophane
– Bin bags
– Plastic carrier bags
 Expel as much air as possible from
the packaging.
 Close the packaging tightly with
– Rubber bands
– Plastic clips
– String
– Freezer tape
Tip: Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat sealing kits.
 Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
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Freezing and storing food
Before placing food in the appliance
 When freezing more than 2 kg of
fresh food, switch on the Super
freeze function for some time before
placing the food in the freezer (see
"Using Super cool, Super freeze and
DynaCool - Super freeze function").
This helps create a cold reserve in food
which is already stored in the freezer.
Placing food in the freezer
 The following maximum loading
weights must not be exceeded:
– freezer drawer = 25 kg
– glass cold plate = 35 kg
Unfrozen food should not touch
frozen food as this will cause frozen
food to begin to thaw.
 Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
- Freezing small quantities of food
Place the food in the upper freezer
drawers.
 Place the food flat in the bottom of
the freezer drawers so that it freezes
through to the core as quickly as possible.
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- Freezing the maximum amount of
food (see data plate)
Ensure ventilation slots at the back
of the freezer section are always free
from obstruction.
If the ventilation slots are blocked the
cooling performance will decrease
and energy consumption will increase.
Place food on the glass plate in such
a way that the ventilation slots are
not blocked.
 Remove the upper freezer drawers.
 Place the food flat on the upper glass
cold plates so that it freezes through
to the core as quickly as possible.
 Once the freezing process is complete, place the frozen food in the
freezer drawer and push it back in.
Freezing and storing food
Storage time for frozen food
Defrosting
The storage life of food is very variable,
even at a constant temperature of
-18 °C. Decomposition processes also
take place in frozen food, albeit at a
very reduced speed. For example fat
can become rancid from contact with
oxygen in the air. This is why lean meat
can be stored approx. twice as long as
fatty meat.
Frozen food can be defrosted in different ways:
The storage times quoted are guide values for the storage life of different food
groups in the freezer section.
Food group
Storage
time
(Months)
Ice cream
2 to 6
Bread, baked goods
2 to 6
Cheese
2 to 4
Fish, oily
1 to 2
Fish, lean
1 to 5
Sausage, ham
1 to 3
Game, pork
1 to 12
Poultry, beef
2 to 10
Vegetables, fruit
6 to 18
Herbs
6 to 10
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using "Fan heat" or the
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
– in the refrigerator section (the cold
given off by the frozen food helps to
keep the other food cold),
– in a steam oven.
Flat pieces of partially thawed fish can
be placed directly into a hot frying pan.
Meat and poultry It is particularly important to observe food hygiene rules
when defrosting poultry. Do not use the
liquid from defrosted poultry. Pour it
away and wash the container it was in,
the sink and your hands. Danger of salmonella poisoning. Ensure that meat
and fish (e.g. mince, chicken, fish fillets)
do not come into contact with other
foods while defrosting. Catch the liquid
and dispose of it carefully.
Fruit should be defrosted at room temperature in its packaging, or in a
covered bowl.
Most vegetables can be cooked while
still frozen. Just put straight into boiling
water or hot fat. The cooking time is
slightly less than that of fresh vegetables due to changes in the cell structure.
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Freezing and storing food
 Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Using accessories
Cool pack
The cool pack prevents the temperature
in the freezer rising too quickly in the
event of a power cut. This can help prolong the storage life.
Cooling drinks quickly
To cool drinks quickly, place them in the
refrigerator section and switch on the
Super cool function.
When cooling drinks quickly in the
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour. Otherwise
they could burst.
Adjusting the interior fittings
Removing the drawers and glass
plates from the freezer section
 Place the cool pack in the top freezer
drawer.
The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for
approx. 24 hours.
– In the event of a power cut
The drawers can be removed for filling,
emptying or cleaning purposes.
 Place the frozen cool pack directly on
top of the frozen food in the front of
the top drawer.
You can also use the space in the
freezer section more flexibly. If you wish
to freeze large items such as a turkey or
game, the glass cold plates between
the drawers can be removed.
Tip: When placing fresh food in the
freezer, use the cool pack to separate
the fresh food from the food which is
already frozen so that the frozen food
does not begin to thaw.
 Pull out the drawers as far as they will
go, and then lift them up and out.
Tip: The cool pack can also be used in
a cool bag to keep food or drinks cool
for a short period of time.
 Lift the glass plate slightly, pull it forwards and out.
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Freezing and storing food
Ice cubes
 Fill the ice cube tray three quarters
full of water and place it on the bottom of one of the freezer drawers.
 Once frozen, use a blunt instrument,
for example a spoon handle, to remove the ice tray from the freezer if it
is stuck.
Tip: Ice cubes can be removed easily
from the tray by twisting the tray gently
or by holding it under cold running water for a short time.
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Defrosting
Refrigerator section and
PerfectFresh zone
The refrigerator section and the
PerfectFresh zone defrost automatically.
Condensate and frost can build up on
the back wall of the refrigerator section
and PerfectFresh zone whilst the compressor is running. You do not need to
remove this, as it will defrost and evaporate automatically with the warmth
generated by the compressor.
The condensate is drained away
through a channel and drain hole, then
fed into an evaporation system at the
back of the appliance.
 Condensate must be able to
drain away unhindered at all times.
Keep the condensate channel and
drain hole clean to enable this.
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Freezer section
The appliance is equipped with a "Frost
free" system. The freezer defrosts automatically.
The moisture generated in the appliance collects on the condenser and is
automatically defrosted and dissipated
from time to time.
This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently
ice-free, however, the food stored in the
freezer will not defrost.
Cleaning and care
 Do not let water get into the
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
electronic unit or the lighting.
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
 Steam from a steam cleaning appliance could reach the electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the appliance.
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and brushes
(e.g. pot scourers),
– eraser blocks,
Cleaning water must not get into the
drain hole.
The data plate located inside the appliance must not be removed. It contains information which is required in
the event of a service call.
Cleaning agents
The stainless steel appliance doors
have a special coating that is resistant
to dirt. Do not use Miele stainless
steel conditioning agent on these
surfaces, as this will cause visible
streaks.
Cleaning and conditioning agents
used inside the appliance must be
food safe.
– sharp metal scrapers.
To clean the stainless steel surfaces
on the appliance we recommend using the original Miele Care product for
stainless steel (see "Optional accessories").
Unlike stainless steel cleaning agents,
the conditioning agent does not contain any abrasive substances and will
gently remove soiling. Each time it is
used, it forms a water and dirt repellent protective coating.
We recommend using lukewarm water
with a little washing-up liquid to clean
surfaces of the appliance.
The following pages contain important
information on cleaning.
To avoid damaging the surfaces of the
appliance, do not use the following:
– cleaning agents containing soda, ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing descaling
agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents (e.g. scouring powder, scouring liquid, or
pumice stones),
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Cleaning and care
Preparing the appliance for
cleaning
 Switch the appliance off.
 appears in the display and cooling is
switched off.
Dismantling an adjustable shelf
Before cleaning the shelf remove the
plastic trim and protective strip at the
back of the shelf. To do this:
 Place the shelf on a worktop covered
with a soft material (e.g. a tea towel).
 Disconnect it from the mains.
 Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a cool place.
 Remove the shelves and bottle shelf
from the door.
 Take out the freezer drawers and
glass plates.
 Then pull the protective strip off.
 After cleaning the shelf reattach the
protective strip.
 Hold the dividing panel with both
hands and pull it out.
 Take out all other removable parts for
cleaning.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the interior and accessories
Clean the appliance at least once a
month.
Remove soiling immediately to prevent
it from drying on.
 Clean the interior with a clean
sponge, lukewarm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
 After cleaning, wipe with clean water
and dry with a soft cloth.
 The stainless steel trim on the
door shelves is not suitable for
cleaning in a dishwasher.
Remove the shelf from the stainless
steel frame before placing in a dishwasher.
The following parts are suitable for
cleaning in a dishwasher:
 The maximum temperature of the
dishwashing programme selected
must not exceed 55 °C.
Contact with natural dyes e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes and ketchup may
discolour the plastic parts in the
dishwasher. This discolouration does
not affect the stability of the parts.
– the bottle holder, butter dish, egg
tray, ice cube tray
(depending on model)
– the bottle shelf and shelves in the
door (with stainless steel trim removed)
– the adjustable shelves (without white
protective strips)
The following parts cannot be cleaned
in a dishwasher:
– the holder for the charcoal filter (optional accessory)
– stainless steel frames of adjustable
shelves
 Clean the condensate channel and
drain hole frequently so that condensate can drain away unhindered.
Use a straw or similar to clear the
drain if necessary.
– the protective strips at the back of
the adjustable shelves
– all drawers and the compartment lid
(depending on model)
– the bottle rack
– the cool pack
 These accessories should all be hand
washed.
 The PerfectFresh zone drawers are on
telescopic runners. Clean the telescopic runners with a damp cloth.
 Be careful not to wash out the
special lubricant in the telescopic
runners during cleaning.
 Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent can be used to remove any
soiling from the stainless steel trim.
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Cleaning and care
Tip: It is important to treat the stainless
steel trim with Miele stainless steel conditioning agent each time it is cleaned.
This will protect the surface and help
prevent re-soiling.
Appliance front
The appliance front has a high quality,
special finish (CleanSteel). It is resistant
to soiling and is very easy to clean.
 Leave the door open to air the appliance for a short while and to prevent
odours building up.
 Do not use stainless steel
Cleaning the front of the appliance and the side panels
Do not use stainless steel conditioning agent on this surface. This
will cause noticeable streaks.
If soiling is left on for any length of
time, it may become impossible to
remove.
Surfaces may suffer discolouration or
damage.
Therefore it is best to remove soiling
from the appliance door and side
panels immediately.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching. Contact with unsuitable
cleaning agents can alter or discolour the surfaces.
See "Cleaning agents" at the beginning of this section.
 The surfaces should be cleaned using
a solution of hot water and a little
washing-up liquid applied with a soft
sponge. They can also be cleaned
with a damp microfibre cloth (without
using any cleaning agent).
 After cleaning, wipe with clean water
and dry with a soft cloth.
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cleaning agent on this surface. This
would damage the coating.
Side panels
 Use Miele stainless steel conditioning
agent to remove any soiling.
Tip: Treat them with Miele stainless
steel conditioning agent immediately
after cleaning. Each time it is used, it
forms a water and dirt repellent protective coating. This will protect the surface
and help prevent re-soiling.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the door seals
 If a door seal is damaged or if it
has come out of the groove, the door
will not close properly and cooling
performance will be reduced.
Condensate will build up in the interior and this can cause a build-up
of ice.
Do not damage door seals and ensure that they do not come out of
their groove.
Do not use any grease or oil on door
seals as these will cause them to deteriorate and become porous over
time.
 Door seals should be cleaned regularly with clean water, and then wiped
dry with a soft cloth.
After cleaning
 Replace all shelves and accessories
in the appliance.
 Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
 Switch on the Super freeze function
for a while so that the freezer section
can cool down quickly.
 Switch on the Super cool function for
a while so that the refrigerator section
can cool down quickly.
 Place food in the refrigerator section
and close the door.
 Place the freezer drawers with the
frozen food back in the freezer section and close the door.
 When the temperature in the freezer
section is a constant -18 °C or colder
press the Super freeze button to
switch the Super freeze function off.
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Cleaning and care
Replacing the charcoal filters
Replace the charcoal filters in the
holder every 6 months.
Replacement KKF-RF charcoal filters
can be obtained from your Miele
dealer, Miele or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Tip: The charcoal filter holder is dishwasher-proof.
 Pull the charcoal filter holder upwards
to remove it from the shelf.
 Remove both charcoal filters and
place the new filters with the framed
edge pointing downwards in the
holder.
When in position the charcoal filters
must not touch the back wall of the
appliance as the moisture could
cause them to stick to the back wall.
Insert the new charcoal filters into
the holder so that they do not protrude over the edge of the holder.
 Place the holder in the middle of the
raised edge at the back of the shelf,
so that it clicks into position.
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Problem solving guide
Many malfunctions and faults that can occur in daily operation can be easily
remedied. Time and money will be saved because a service call will not be
needed.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a malfunction or a fault,
and to correct it.
To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door
while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
Problem
Cause and remedy
The appliance is not
getting cold and the interior lighting does not
come on when the door
is opened.
The appliance has not been switched on.
 Switch the appliance on.
The mains plug is not inserted in the socket correctly
or the plug connector is not inserted into the socket
at the back of the appliance correctly.
 Insert the mains plug into the mains socket and
the plug connector into the appliance socket correctly and switch on.
Check whether the mains fuse has tripped. There
could be a fault with the appliance, the household
electrical wiring or another electrical appliance.
 Contact a qualified electrician or Miele.
The compressor runs
continuously.
This is not a fault. To save energy, the compressor
runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required.
The compressor is
switching on more frequently and for longer
periods of time, so the
temperature in the appliance is dropping.
The ventilation gaps have been covered or become
too dusty.
 Do not block the ventilation gaps.
 Dust the ventilation gaps regularly.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The doors have been opened too frequently, or a
large amount of fresh food has been placed inside
and/or frozen at the same time.
 Only open the doors when necessary and for as
short a time as possible.
The required temperature will re-establish itself after a
while.
The doors are not properly closed. A thick layer of ice
may have formed in the freezer.
 Close the appliance doors.
The required temperature will re-establish itself after a
while.
If a thick layer of ice has formed, it will reduce efficiency and increase the energy consumption.
 Defrost the appliance and clean it.
The ambient temperature is too high. The higher the
room temperature, the longer the compressor will run
for.
 See "Installation - Location".
The temperature setting is too low.
 Adjust the temperature.
A large amount of food is being frozen at once.
 See "Freezing and storing food".
The Super cool function is still switched on.
 You can switch off the Super cool function earlier
to save energy.
The Super freeze function is still switched on.
 You can switch off the Super freeze function earlier
to save energy.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The compressor comes
on less and less often
and for shorter periods
of time. The temperature in the appliance
rises.
This is not a fault. The set temperature is too high.
 Adjust the temperature.
 Check the temperature again after 24 hours.
The door seal is damaged and needs to be
replaced.
No tools are required to change the door seal.
 Change the door seal. These are available from
Miele.
The food begins to defrost.
The room temperature is lower than the ambient temperature for which the appliance is designed.
Operating in a room which is too cold will cause the
compressor to switch off for too long, causing the
freezer to become too warm.
 See "Installation - Location".
 Increase the temperature of the room.
Ice or condensation has The door seal has come out of its groove.
built up inside the appli-  Check that the door seal is correctly seated in the
ance.
groove.
The door seal is damaged.
 Check whether the door seal is damaged.
An LED indicator light is
flashing at the back of
the appliance at the
bottom near the compressor (depending on
model).
This is not a fault. The electronic unit for the compressor is equipped with an operation and fault diagnosis LED indicator light which flashes every 15
seconds (depending on model).
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Problem solving guide
Display warnings
Message
Cause and remedy
DEMO is shown in the
display. The appliance
does not get cold, although the appliance
controls are working.
Demo mode is activated. This allows the appliance to
be presented in the showroom without the cooling
system being switched on. Do not activate this setting
for domestic use.
 Call Service.
The temperature display Sabbath mode is switched on: The interior lighting is
is dark and  is shown
switched off and the appliance is cooling down.
in the display.
 You can switch Sabbath mode off at any time (see
"Selecting additional settings – Switching Sabbath
mode on and off").
The  LED is lit up in
The safety lock has been activated.
the display and the ap-  Completely deactivate the safety lock (see "Selectpliance cannot be used.
ing additional settings – Activating and deactivating the safety lock").
A buzzer is sounding.
The door alarm has been activated (also see "Temperature and door alarm").
 Close the relevant appliance door.
The alarm will stop.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy
The  LED lights up in The temperature alarm has been activated (see
the display and a buzzer "Temperature and door alarm"). The temperature in
is also sounding.
the freezer section has risen higher or fallen lower
than the temperature set.
This could be due to, for example:
– the freezer door being opened too often, or being
left open.
– a large quantity of fresh food being placed in the
freezer at once without switching on the Super
freeze function.
– an interruption to the power supply.
– a fault with the appliance.
 Rectify the cause of the alarm.
The  display LED goes out and the buzzer stops
sounding.
The temperature display will stop flashing as soon as
the temperature has dropped to the correct level.
 Depending on the temperature displayed, you
should check whether food in the freezer has started to thaw or has defrosted. If it has, it should be
used as soon as possible. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy
The  LED lights up in
the display and a buzzer
is also sounding. The
temperature display for
the freezer section is
flashing.
Indication of an interruption to the power supply:
the temperature in the appliance over the last few
days or hours has risen too high because of a power
cut or interruption to the power supply.
The appliance will go back to the last temperature
setting when the power is back on.
 Touch the  sensor.
The warmest temperature recorded in the freezer section will flash for about 1 minute in the temperature
display for the freezer section.
 Touch the  sensor.
The warmest temperature displayed will disappear.
The display will then revert to showing the current
temperature in the freezer section.
 Depending on the temperature displayed, you
should check whether food in the freezer has started to thaw or has defrosted. If it has, it should be
used as soon as possible. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
"F0 to F9" appears in
the display.
There is a fault.
 Call Service.
There is an appliance fault: this display always has
priority over any settings which have just been selected.
An appliance fault has priority over any current door
and/or temperature alarms displayed.
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Problem solving guide
The interior lighting is not working.
Problem
Cause and remedy
The interior lighting is
not working.
The appliance has not been switched on.
 Switch the appliance on.
Sabbath mode is switched on: the temperature display is dark and  is shown in the display.
 You can switch Sabbath mode off at any time (see
"Selecting additional settings – Switching Sabbath
mode on and off").
To avoid overheating, the lighting switches itself off
automatically after approx. 15 minutes if the door is
left open. If this is not the case, then there is a fault.
 Danger of electric shock.
There are live electrical components under the
lighting cover.
The LED lighting may only be repaired or replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician.
 Danger of injury from LED lighting. Light intensity corresponds to laser beam class 1/1M.
The lighting covers must not be removed or damaged, or be removed due to damage. This could
cause injury to your eyes.
Do not look into the LED lighting (laser beam class
1/1M) with optical instruments (e.g. magnifying
glass or similar).
 Call Service.
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Problem solving guide
Other problems
Problem
Cause and remedy
Food has frozen together.
The food packaging was not dry when placed in the
freezer.
 Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon handle or
plastic scraper, to prise it apart carefully.
The external walls of
the appliance feel
warm.
This is not a fault. The warmth created by the evaporator is used to prevent condensation.
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Noises
Normal
noises
What causes them
Brrrrr ...
A humming noise is made by the motor (compressor). This noise
can get louder for brief periods when the motor switches on.
Blubb,
blubb ...
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click ...
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr ...
You can sometimes just hear the sound of the fan inside the appliance.
Crack ...
A cracking sound can be heard when materials expand inside
the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises
Cause and remedy
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven. Realign the appliance using a spirit
level. Do so by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance or place something underneath it.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of furniture. Move it away.
Drawers or shelves are unstable or sticking. Check all removable
items and refit them correctly.
Bottles or containers are touching each other. Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of the
appliance. Remove them.
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After sales service
Contact in case of malfunction
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
your Miele Dealer or Miele Service.
Contact information for Miele Service
can be found at the end of this document.
Please note that telephone calls may be
monitored and recorded for training
purposes and that a call-out charge will
be applied to service visits where the
problem could have been resolved as
described in this booklet.
Please quote the model and serial number of your appliance when contacting
Miele. This information can be found on
the data plate.
The data plate can be found inside the
appliance.
Warranty
The appliance warranty is valid for 2
years from date of purchase. In the UK,
you must activate your cover by calling
0330 160 6640 or registering online at
www.miele.co.uk.
For more information on country-specific warranty terms and conditions,
please contact Miele Customer Service.
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Electrical connection
The appliance is supplied with a power
cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an AC 230 V 50 Hz supply.
The fuse rating must be at least 10 A
(13 A in the UK).
This appliance must be connected to a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. The electrical connection
must comply with current local and national safety regulations (BS 7671 in the
UK).
The accessibility of the plug must always be ensured in order to be able to
quickly separate the appliance from the
mains.
If the mains socket is not accessible
after the appliance has been built in, a
separator for each terminal must be
present. There must be an all-pole contact gap of at least 3 mm in the switch
(including switch, fuses and relays according to EN 60335).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Do not connect the appliance to an inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. solar
power. When switched on, peak loads
in the system can cause the safety
switch-off mechanism to be triggered.
This can damage the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy-saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of energy supplied to the appliance, causing
it to overheat.
If the mains cable needs to be replaced
this must be done by a suitably qualified person.
The plug and mains connection cable
must not come into contact with the
back of the appliance as vibrations can
cause damage to these components.
This, in turn, could result in a short circuit.
Do not plug in other appliances behind
this appliance.
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Installation
 Fire risk and danger of damage!
Location
Appliances which give off heat, such
as toasters, mini-ovens or double
burner hobs, can catch fire.
Do not place them on top of this refrigeration appliance.
This appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
 Fire risk and danger of damage!
Do not place a naked flame, e.g. a
candle on top of or beside this appliance.
Side-by-side combinations
As a general rule, refrigerators and
freezers should not be installed sideby-side with other such appliances so
as to avoid a build-up of condensation
between them and the damage this
can cause.
However your refrigeration appliance
can be installed "side-by-side" because
it is equipped with built-in heating units
in the side panels.
Please contact your dealer for specific
information about which combinations
will work with your appliance.
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When deciding where to install your refrigeration appliance please bear in
mind that it will use more energy if installed near to a heater, a cooker or
other appliance that gives off heat. Direct sunlight should also be avoided.
The higher the room temperature, the
longer the compressor runs and the
higher the energy consumption is.
When installing the appliance, please
note:
– The socket must be easily accessible
in an emergency, not concealed behind the appliance.
– The plug and cable must not touch
the rear of the appliance as they
could be damaged by vibrations from
the appliance.
– Do not plug in other appliances behind this appliance.
 In environments with high humidity condensation can build up on
the external appliance panels.
This can lead to corrosion of the
panels.
For prevention, it is advisable to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or air conditioned room.
Please ensure that the appliance
doors close properly, the ventilation
gaps are not covered over and the
appliance is installed in accordance
with these instructions.
Installation
Climate range
Fitting wall spacers supplied
The appliance is designed for use within
a certain climate range (ambient temperatures) and should not be used outside this range. The climate range of the
appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance.
Climate range
Ambient room
temperature
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+16 to +38 °C
T
+16 to +43 °C
The wall spacers supplied must be
used in order to achieve declared energy consumption values and to prevent the build-up of condensation at
high ambient temperatures. Appliance
depth is increased by approx. 35 mm
with the wall spacers fitted. If the wall
spacers are not used the functionality
of the appliance is not affected. Energy consumption is only slightly increased with less distance between
the appliance and the wall.
Operating in a room which is too cold
will cause the compressor to switch off
for too long, causing the internal temperature in the appliance to rise with the
risk of food deteriorating and going off.
Ventilation
Air at the back of the appliance gets
warm.
 To ensure efficient ventilation the
 Fit the wall spacers onto the back of
the appliance on the top left and
right.
ventilation gaps must not be covered
or blocked in any way. They should
be dusted on a regular basis.
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Installation
Installation
Aligning the appliance
 Two people are required for installing the appliance.
 The appliance must be empty
when it is installed.
 Move the appliance carefully on
floors that are sensitive to scratching
to prevent damage.
 To align the appliance, adjust the
front feet using the spanner supplied.
For easier installation there are transport handles on the back at the top
and transport wheels underneath the
appliance.
 Prepare the appliance for installation
as close as possible to its intended
installation location.
 Connect the appliance to the electricity supply as described in "Electrical
connection".
 Move the appliance carefully to its intended installation location.
 Position the appliance with the wall
spacers (if used) or the back close to
the wall.
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If necessary, also align the two rear
adjustable feet using the two front adjusting devices  (located beside the
front adjustable feet).
 Turn the adjusting device clockwise
using a socket wrench  to raise the
appliance up at the back.
Installation
Levelling the appliance door
 Ensure that you unscrew adjustable
foot  from the hinge plate until it
sits on the floor. Then unscrew the
foot by a further ¼ turn.
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Installation
Building the appliance into a
kitchen run
 If the ventilation gaps given are
not observed, the compressor will
run more frequently and for longer
periods.
This will result in increased energy
consumption and a higher operating
temperature for the compressor. This
may, in turn, cause damage to the
compressor.
It is essential to observe the ventilation gaps given.
* The appliance depth is increased by
approx. 35 mm for appliances with
wall spacers fitted.
The appliance can be built into a kitchen run and installed directly next to a
kitchen furniture housing unit. The appliance front must protrude in front of
furniture fronts by at least 34 mm* at
the sides and by at least 55 mm* in the
middle. This enables the doors to be
opened and shut without being obstructed. To match the height of the rest
of the kitchen, the appliance can be fitted with a suitable top box .
When installed next to a wall  a distance of at least 55 mm must be maintained on the hinge side between the
wall  and the appliance .
The larger the ventilation gap, the
more economically the compressor
will work.
– A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm
depth must be provided at the back
of the appliance behind the whole
width of the top box for air to circulate.
– The cross-section of the air inlet and
outlet under the ceiling must be at
2
least 300 cm to ensure that air can
circulate without obstruction.
 Top box
 Refrigeration appliance
 Housing unit
 Wall
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Installation
Appliance dimensions
* Dimensions without wall spacers. Appliance depth is increased by 35 mm with the wall
spacers supplied fitted.
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Installation
* Dimensions without wall spacers. Appliance depth is increased by 35 mm with the wall
spacers supplied fitted.
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[mm]
B
[mm]
C
[mm]
2000
2012
2020
Changing the door hinging
The appliance is supplied right-hand
hinged. If left-hand hinging is required,
the hinges must be changed.
Removing the door handles
 Two people are needed for changing the door hinging.
 If a door seal is damaged the
door will not close properly and cooling performance will be reduced.
Condensate will build up in the interior and this can cause a build-up
of ice.
Do not damage the door seal.
Preparing to change the door hinging
To change the door hinging, you will
need the following tools:
 Place a suitable cover on the floor in
front of the appliance to protect the
appliance doors and your floor from
damage.
 When you pull the door handle , the
sidebar  slides back.
 Pull sidebar  firmly to the back out
of the guides on the mounting plate.
 Now loosen the four screws (TX15) in
the mounting plate and remove the
handle.
 Remove the cover caps from the opposite side, and fit them into the
empty holes.
 Remove the shelves/bottle shelf from
the appliance door.
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Changing the door hinging
Removing the upper soft-close
mechanism
 Open the upper appliance door.
 If a door seal is damaged the
door will not close properly and cooling performance will be reduced.
Condensate will build up in the interior and this can cause a build-up
of ice.
Do not damage the door seal.
 Push the panel  toward the appliance and leave it hanging there
between the door and appliance to
start with.
 Place red safety aid  (supplied with
the appliance) onto soft-close mechanism  and click it into position.
The safety aid prevents the hinge from
snapping shut.
Do not remove the red safety aid until
instructed to do so.
 Loosen the panel  from the softclose mechanism by inserting a flatheaded screwdriver into the gaps
from below and, taking care, gradually lift the panel off.
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 Gently loosen cover  from latch by
inserting a flat-headed screwdriver
from above and below.
Changing the door hinging
 Push pin  up and out from below
using a flat-headed screwdriver.
 Remove cover .
Now the soft-close mechanism and the
appliance are no longer connected.
 Remove panel .
 Push soft-close mechanism
bracket  as far as it will go toward
the handle side.
 Loosen screw  in soft-close mechanism and spacer.
 Lever out the housing together with
the soft-close mechanism using a
flat-headed screwdriver in the middle.
 Then, lever the housing together with
the soft-close mechanism out of the
latch from the appliance side.
 Put the soft-close mechanism to one
side.
 Push the spacer towards the hinge
side and out.
 Place the spacer to one side.
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Changing the door hinging
Removing the upper door
 Danger of injury when removing
the door.
As soon as the hinge pin is located in
the upper door rather than in the
middle hinge plate, the lower door is
not secured and could fall off.
Ensure that the hinge pin remains
located in the middle hinge plate and
in the lower door.
 Carefully lift the upper door up and
off and put it to one side.
 Loosen cover  by carefully inserting
a flat-headed screwdriver into the
gap from below and remove it.
 Unscrew hinge part , turn it 180°,
and fit it on the opposite side. If necessary, drill holes for the screws.
 Remove upper cover  by sliding it
forward from the back and then lifting
it up and off.
 Remove cover  by lifting it up and
off.
 Close the upper door.
 Danger of injury when removing
the appliance door.
The appliance door is not secure
once the hinge plate has been removed.
The door must be held by a second
person.
 Loosen screws  in the upper hinge
plate  and pull the hinge plate up
and off.
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 Click cover  back on the opposite
side.
 Refit cover  on the opposite side.
Changing the door hinging
Removing the lower soft-close
mechanism
 Open the lower door.
 If a door seal is damaged the
door will not close properly and cooling performance will be reduced.
Condensate will build up in the interior and this can cause a build-up
of ice.
Do not damage the door seal.
 Push the panel  toward the appliance and leave it hanging there
between the door and appliance to
start with.
 Place safety aid  (supplied with the
appliance) on the soft-close mechanism .
The safety aid prevents the hinge from
snapping shut.
Do not remove the red safety aid until
instructed to do so.
 Loosen panel  from the soft-close
mechanism by inserting a flat-headed
screwdriver into the gaps from above
and, taking care, gradually lift the
panel off.
 Use a flat-headed screwdriver to
carefully remove cover  from the
side.
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Changing the door hinging
 Tip the appliance back slightly with
the help of another person if required.
 Push pin  up and out from underneath.
Now the soft-close mechanism and the
appliance are no longer connected.
 Remove panel .
 Push soft-close mechanism
bracket  as far as it will go toward
the handle side and
 loosen screw  in soft-close mechanism and spacer.
 Lever out the housing together with
the soft-close mechanism using a
flat-headed screwdriver in the middle.
 Then, lever the housing together with
the soft-close mechanism out of the
latch from the appliance side.
 Put the soft-close mechanism to one
side.
 Push the spacer towards the hinge
side and out.
 Place the spacer to one side.
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Changing the door hinging
Removing the lower door
 Close the lower door.
 Danger of injury when removing
the lower door.
As soon as the hinge pin is removed
from the lower door in the following
instructions, the door is no longer
secured.
The door must be held by a second
person.
 Lift stoppers  for both doors from
their bearing bushes and reinsert
them on the opposite side.
 Remove hinge pin  from the middle
of the appliance by pulling it up.
Tip: Please note that grey plastic
cover  on the middle hinge plate can
fall off when the door is being removed.
 Carefully lift the lower door off and
place it to one side.
 Pull cover  off.
 Unscrew hinge plate , turn it 180°,
and screw it into place on the opposite side.
 Turn plastic cap  180° and refit it in
the middle of the hinge plate .
 Refit cover  on the opposite side.
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the lower door
 Reinsert hinge pin  complete with
washer  and adjustable foot .
Important! The lug on the hinge pin
must point to the back again.
 Place the lower door on hinge pin 
from above.
 Close the lower door.
 Pull hinge pin  complete with
washer  and adjusting foot  upwards to remove.
 Remove stopper .
 Undo screws  and remove hinge
plate .
 Unscrew hinge part  from hinge
plate , turn it 180°, and screw it into
the opposite hole in the hinge plate.
 Insert stopper  into the other hole.
 Remove cover .
 Remove screw  and screw it into
the outermost hole on the opposite
side.
 Turn cover  through 180° and refit it
on the opposite side.
 Screw hinge plate  onto the opposite side, using only the outer two
slots. Do not use the screw in the
middle because otherwise you will
not be able to align the appliance
door with the outer slots later on.
 Important! Screw adjustable foot 
into hinge pin  as far as it will go.
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 In the middle of the appliance, insert
hinge pin  through hinge plate 
and into the lower appliance door.
Changing the door hinging
Inserting the lower soft-close
mechanism
 Use screw  to secure the spacer
and soft-close mechanism in place.
 Remove cover  from panel , turn
it 180°, and reinsert it on the other
side.
 Attach panel  onto soft-close
mechanism bracket .
 Hook the spacer into latch (A) on the
handle side.
 Hook the soft-close mechanism into
latch (B) on the appliance side.
Push both parts out so that they are
firmly engaged.
 Pull soft-close mechanism bracket 
toward the hinge plate and insert
pin  from above so that the square
sits in the depression.
 Fit cover  back into place so that it
engages.
Make sure that cover  fits properly
so that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is secured.
 Remove the safety aid .
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the upper door
 Fit the upper door onto hinge pin 
in the middle of the appliance.
 Close the upper door.
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2
 Replace panel  onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
3
 Close the lower door.
 Fit hinge plate  on the opposite
side and secure it in place with
screws .
Tip: If necessary, drill holes for the
screws.
 Refit cover  on the opposite side.
 Align the appliance door with the appliance housing using the slots in the
lower hinge plate. Then tighten the
screws.
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Changing the door hinging
Inserting the upper soft-close
mechanism
 Use screw  to secure the spacer
and soft-close mechanism in place.
 Remove cover  from panel , turn
it 180°, and reinsert it on the other
side.
 Attach panel  onto soft-close
mechanism bracket .
 Hook the spacer into latch (A) on the
handle side.
 Hook the soft-close mechanism into
latch (B) on the appliance side.
Push both parts out so that they are
firmly engaged.
 Slide cover  on from the side so
that the openings for pin  are
aligned.
 Pull soft-close mechanism bracket 
toward the hinge plate and insert
pin  from above so that the square
sits in the depression.
 Snap cover  completely into place.
Make sure that cover  fits properly
so that the door can be closed without
hindrance and the pin is secured.
 Remove the safety aid .
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Changing the door hinging
Refitting the handle
 Danger of damage!
The door seal can be damaged if the
handle is fitted incorrectly.
Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when you
refit the handle.
 Replace panel  onto the soft-close
mechanism from above, clicking it
back into place first at the bottom
and then at the top.
 Close the upper door.
 Loosely attach the handle to the opposite side of the door with the two
front screws .
The mounting plate  must be positioned on the door housing so that
when the door is closed it is flush with
the outer wall of the appliance.
 Firmly tighten all 4 screws .
 From the appliance side, slide the
sidebar  into the guide on the
mounting plate until it audibly clicks
into place.
Make sure that sidebar  does not
come into contact with the door seal
when the door is opened. This can
cause permanent damage to the door
seal.
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Aligning the appliance doors
The appliance doors can be aligned
with the appliance housing after they
have been fitted.
Align the upper door using the long
outer slots in the middle hinge plate:
In the following illustration the door is
not shown in the closed position to
make it easier to see what you have to
do.
To align the lower door use the long
outer slots in the lower hinge plate:
 Slightly loosen both screws .
 Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
 Then tighten screws .
 Remove centre screw  from the
hinge plate.
 Slightly loosen both outer screws .
 Align the door by sliding the hinge
plate to the left or right.
 Then tighten screws  again.
Screw  does not need to be refitted.
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Copia Corporate Suites
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Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
New Zealand
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689 Sukhumvit Road
North Klongton Sub-District
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Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 6-217
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11 47 82 - Dubai
Tel. +971 4 3044 999
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800-MIELE (64353)
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Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
KFN 16947 D ed/cs
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