Miele F 123 Ui User Guide Manual Fridge Operating Instructions

Miele F 123 Ui User Guide Manual Fridge Operating Instructions
Operating and installation instructions
Freezer
F 123 Ui-2
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.
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en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 371 640
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How to save energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Switching off for longer periods of time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The correct temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Activating the alarm system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching the alarm off early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching off Super freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Freezing and storing food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maximum freezing capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Home freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hints on home freezing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Placing food in the freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Freezer calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cooling drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cool pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Defrosting the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning the interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ventilation gaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After Sales / Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Building in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the door hinging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fitting the plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Fitting a furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Drilling positions on framed doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Aligning the furniture door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Guide to the appliance
a Temperature selector
b On/Off button with indicator light
c Super freeze button with indicator
light
d Alarm off button with indicator light
e Temperature display
g Freezer calendar
f Freezer drawers
h Ventilation gaps
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for
disposal, and can normally be
recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person.
Take care not to damage the pipework
at the back of it before or during
transportation to an authorised
collection depot.
In this way, refrigerant in the pipework
and oil in the compressor will be
contained, and will not leak out into the
environment.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can, however, present
a risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on the installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use only, to store deep frozen
food, freeze fresh food, and to make
ice.
Any other usage is not supported by
the manufacturer and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage resulting
from incorrect or improper use or
operation.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it, or have
been given instruction concerning its
use by a person responsible for their
safety.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk or injury, do not allow children
to play with it, for example to play with
the controls, to climb inside the drawers
or to swing on the door. Older children
may only use the appliance when its
operation has been clearly explained to
them and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ Keep children away from it at all
times and supervise them whilst you
are using it.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ The more coolant there is in an
~ Before setting up the appliance,
appliance, the larger the room it should
be installed in. 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 8 g of coolant at least 1 m3 of
room space is required. The amount of
coolant in the appliance is stated on the
data plate inside the appliance.
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged appliance.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a service
technician authorised by the
manufacturer to protect the user from
danger.
~ This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and 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 open fires and anything which
creates a spark,
- disconnect from the mains,
- air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes and
- contact the Service Department for
advice.
~ Safe operation of the appliance is
only assured if it has been installed and
connected in accordance with these
operating and installation instructions.
~ Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply, make sure that the
rating on the data plate corresponds to
the voltage and frequency of the
household supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and tested regularly, and
where there is any doubt, the
household wiring system should be
inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage or injury caused by the lack
of or inadequacy of an effective
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee will be
invalidated.
~ The appliance must be isolated from
the electricity supply during installation,
maintenance and repair work.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it has been switched off at the wall
socket and the plug has been
withdrawn.
– the fuse from the fused spur
connection unit has been withdrawn,
or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or the
screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ This equipment may only be used in
mobile installations such as ships if a
risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ When cooling drinks quickly in the
~ Never handle frozen food with wet
freezer, make sure bottles are not left in
for more than one hour, otherwise they
could burst, resulting in injury or
damage.
hands. Your hands may freeze to the
frozen food.
~ 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 thawed or partially
thawed food.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible, as food soon loses
it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
~ Observe the "use by" dates given on
food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Storage times will depend on several
factors, including the freshness and
quality of the food as well as the
temperature at which it is stored. Follow
the instructions given on food
manufacturer's packaging on storage
conditions required, as well as the “use
by” date.
~ Do not use sharp edged objects to
– remove frost and ice,
~ Never store explosive materials in
the appliance or any products
containing propellants (e.g. spray
cans). Thermostats switching on may
produce sparks which could present a
fire hazard. Flammable compounds
could explode.
~ Never place electric heaters or
~ Do not operate any electrical
candles in the appliance to defrost it.
These can damage the plastic parts.
equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream
maker) inside the appliance. Danger of
sparking and explosion.
~ Do not store cans or bottles
containing carbonated drinks or liquids
which could freeze in the freezer. The
cans or bottles could explode.
Danger of injury and damage to the
appliance.
– separate frozen foods or remove ice
trays.
They will damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
appliance.
~ Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they might contain
substances which could damage the
plastic parts or which could cause a
build-up of gases and pose a danger to
health.
~ Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal, as these will cause the seal
to deteriorate and become porous with
time.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not block the ventilation gaps in
the plinth or the top of the appliance
housing unit as this would impair the
efficiency of the appliance, increase the
electricity consumption and could
cause damage to the appliance.
~ The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range
for your appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Installing it in a room with too low an
ambient temperature, e.g. a garage,
can lead to the appliance switching off
for longer periods so that it cannot
maintain the required temperature.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to defrost or clean this
appliance. Pressurised steam could
reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Disposal of your old freezer
~ Before disposing of an old
appliance, first make the door latch or
lock unusable.
This way you will prevent children from
accidentally locking themselves in and
endangering their lives.
~ Be careful not to damage any part of
the pipework whilst awaiting disposal,
e.g. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels
int he evaporator, e.g. by
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating.
Splashes of refrigerant can damage the
eyes.
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The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
How to save energy
Normal energy
consumption
Increased energy
consumption
In a ventilated room.
In an enclosed, unventilated room.
Protected from direct sunlight.
In direct sunlight.
Not situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Situated near to a heat source
(radiator, oven).
Where the ideal ambient room
temperature is approx. 20°C.
Where there is a high ambient
room temperature.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
approximate
(set in stages).
With a medium setting of 2 to 3.
With a high setting: the lower the
temperature in the compartment,
the higher the energy
consumption.
Temperature setting with
a thermostat which is
exact to the degree
(digital display).
Cellar section 8 to 12°C
Installation site
On appliances with winter setting,
please make sure that the winter
PerfectFresh zone just above 0 °C setting is switched off when the
ambient temperature is warmer
Freezer section -18°C
than 16 °C.
Refrigerator section 4 to 5 °C
Wine storage section 10 to 12 °C
Use
Only open the doors when
necessary and for as short a time
as possible.
Frequent opening of the doors for
long periods will cause a loss of
coldness.
Store food in an organised way.
If food is not stored in an
organised way, searching for an
item will mean the door is open for
longer.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
appliance.
Placing hot food in the appliance
will cause the compressor to run
for a long time, as the appliance
will have to work harder to lower
the temperature.
Store food covered or packaged.
The evaporation or condensation
of liquids will cause a loss of
coldness in the refrigerator.
Place frozen food in the
refrigerator to defrost.
Do not over-fill the appliance to
allow air to circulate.
Defrosting
Defrost the freezer compartment
when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick
has built up.
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A layer of ice hinders the cold
from reaching the frozen food, and
causes an increase in energy
consumption.
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Switching on and off
Before using for the first time
Cool pack
^ Clean the inside of the appliance and
the accessories with luke warm water
and a little washing-up liquid, and
then dry with a soft cloth.
Place the cool pack in the top drawer.
The cool pack will be at its most
effective after it has been in the freezer
for approx. 24 hours.
Important:
To ensure the correct functioning of
the appliance, let it stand for
between 1½ and 2 hours after
transporting it to its final location
before connecting it to the mains.
Switching on
Switching off
^ Press and release the On/Off button.
All the indicator lights will go out and
the cooling system will switch off.
Switching off for longer
periods of time
If the appliance is not going to be used
for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst
on holiday:
^ Press the On/Off button in.
^ switch the appliance off,
The On/Off and the alarm off indicator
lights come on. An alarm sounds and
the appliance starts cooling.
^ switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug,
To enable the temperature to get
sufficiently cold inside the appliance,
allow the appliance to run for a few
hours before placing food in it.
^ leave the door ajar to air the
appliance.
^ defrost and clean the appliance, and
Switching off the alarm
^ Press the alarm off button.
The alarm will stop. The alarm off
indicator light remains lit until the
temperature which has been set is
reached.
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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 higher the ambient temperature
surrounding the appliance.
The appliance is designed for use in
specific ambient temperatures
(climate ranges). Do not use in
ambient temperatures for which it is
not designed.
Setting the temperature
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 defrosted food must not be re-frozen.
Food may be re-frozen once it has
been cooked, as the high temperatures
achieved when cooking destroy most
micro-organisms.
The temperature is set using the
temperature dial.
The temperature in the appliance will
rise:
The temperature can be set gradually,
at any point on the dial. The higher the
setting, the lower the temperature in the
appliance.
– the more often the door is opened
and the longer it is kept open,
– if too much food is stored in it at
once,
– if too much fresh food is being frozen
at once,
^ Use a coin to turn the temperature
dial clockwise to the required setting.
Forcing it beyond its range will
damage it. Turn it only as far as it
will go, then turn it back again.
In normal use, a setting between 2 and
3 is generally sufficient. You should
also check the temperature inside the
appliance from time to time.
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The correct temperature
Temperature display
The temperature display inside the door
shows whether the temperature inside
the appliance is cold enough. This
works independently of the electricity
supply.
A temperature above -18 °C is no
cause for concern in the following
circumstances:
– when the appliance has just been
switched on,
– when the door has been left open for
a short while, e.g. for removing or
storing a large amount of food,
– when fresh food is being frozen.
However, if the temperature remains
above -18 °C for a long time, check that
the frozen food has not started to
defrost. If this is the case, check that
the food is safe to use and, if it is, then
use it as soon as possible.
Temperature dial:
– If the temperature needle is pointing
to the solid line around the dial, the
temperature in the appliance is cold
enough.
– If it is pointing to the broken line
around the dial, the temperature in
the appliance is not cold enough.
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Alarm
Your appliance has been fitted with a
warning system which ensures that the
temperature in the freezer cannot rise
unnoticed. An alarm will sound and the
alarm indicator light will come on if the
temperature becomes too warm.The
setting on the temperature dial
determines the range of temperatures
the appliance recognises as too warm.
The alarm always sounds and the alarm
indicator light always comes on if the
appliance is too warm because:
– the appliance has just been switched
on.
– the freezer door has been left open
for a while, e.g. in order to load,
re-arrange or take food out.
– large amounts of food are being
frozen at once.
Activating the alarm system
^ Press and release the alarm button to
activate the alarm system.
If the temperature rises too much, the
alarm will sound and the indicator light
will come on because the temperature
in the freezer is too warm.
The alarm indicator light will go out and
the alarm will stop as soon as the
temperature in the freezer has reached
the temperature range set.
Switching the alarm off early
^ Press the alarm off button in.
– there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
The alarm will stop. The alarm off
indicator light will not go out until the
set temperature range is reached.
As soon as the indicator light has
gone out, switch the alarm system
on again (see previous page) so that
you are alerted in good time if the
temperature in the appliance rises
so much that the freezer becomes
too warm.
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Super freeze
Super freeze
Switching off Super freeze
Switch the Super freeze function on
before putting fresh food into the
freezer.
^ Press and release the Super freeze
button. The Super freeze indicator
light will go out, and the appliance
will continue to operate at normal
power.
This helps food to freeze quickly and
retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours
and appearance.
Super freeze is not necessary:
– when putting in food that is already
frozen.
– when freezing less than 2 kg fresh
food daily.
Switching on Super freeze
The Super freeze function should be
switched on 4 - 6 hours before placing
food in the freezer. When freezing the
maximum load of food, the Super
freeze function should be switched on
24 hours beforehand.
^ Press the Super freeze button in. The
Super freeze indicator light will come
on.
The appliance works at full power to
lower the temperature in the
appliance.
Switch Super freeze off once you have
loaded the freezer.
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Freezing and storing food
Storing frozen food
Make sure that all the freezer
drawers are fully pushed in. This is
important for efficient air circulation
in the freezer.
Maximum freezing capacity
To ensure that fresh food placed in the
freezer freezes through to the core as
quickly as possible, the maximum
freezing capacity must not be
exceeded. Up to 12 kg of food can be
frozen at the same time on the
evaporator plates. When freezing food
in the drawers, the maximum quantity is
slightly less.
Freezing fresh food
When buying frozen food to store in
your freezer, check
– 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.
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.
Never re-freeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
If food is frozen quickly, the cells have
less time to lose moisture, so they
shrink less.
As there is not so much moisture loss, it
is easier for the food to reabsorb it
during the defrosting process, and very
little water collects around the
defrosted food.
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Freezing and storing food
Home freezing
Only freeze fresh food which is in good
condition.
Hints on home freezing
– The following types of food are
suitable for freezing:
Fresh meat, poultry, game, fish,
vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit, dairy
products, pastry, leftovers, egg
yolks, egg whites and a range of
pre-cooked meals.
– The following types of food are not
suitable for freezing:
Grapes, lettuce, radishes, sour
cream, mayonnaise, eggs in their
shells, onions, whole raw apples and
pears.
– To retain colour, taste and vitamin C,
vegetables should be blanched after
they have been trimmed and
washed.
To blanch: bring a large saucepan of
water to the boil and immerse the
vegetables in the fast boiling water
for 2-3 minutes, depending on
variety. Remove, and plunge into
ice-cold water to cool quickly. Drain
and pack ready for freezing.
– Lean meat freezes better than fatty
meat, and can be stored for
considerably longer.
– To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or
rolled meat from freezing together in
solid blocks when packed, separate
with a sheet of plastic freezer film.
This prevents them freezing together
in solid blocks.
– Do not season fresh foods or
blanched vegetables before
freezing. Only season cooked food
lightly before freezing, but care
should be taken as the taste of some
spices alters when frozen.
– Do not place hot food or drinks in the
freezer. This causes already frozen
food to thaw and increases the
energy consumption considerably.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool
down before placing them in the
freezer.
Packing
^ Unsuitable packing material
- wrapping paper
- grease-proof paper
- cellophane
- dustbin liners
- plastic carrier bags
^ Suitable packing material
- plastic freezer film
- freezer bags
- freezer containers
- aluminium foil
Freeze food in portions.
^ Expel as much air as possible from
bags etc. before sealing them, to
prevent freezer-burn on food.
^ Close the packaging tightly with
- rubber bands
- plastic clips
- string or bag ties
- freezer tape.
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Freezer bags may also be sealed
using home heat-sealing kits.
Freezing and storing food
^ Make a note of the contents and the
date of freezing on the packaging.
Placing food in the freezer
Food to be frozen can be placed
anywhere in the freezer. Large
quantities can be placed directly on the
evaporator plates to freeze the food
quickly. To do this first take out one or
several freezer drawers.
Freezer calendar
The freezer calendar on the freezer
drawer gives the length of time which
various foods can be stored for
effectively.
Where the storage time given on the
packaging differs, follow the advice on
the packaging.
Defrosting
Frozen food can be defrosted in
different ways:
– in a microwave oven,
– in an oven using the "Fan" or
"Defrost" setting,
– at room temperature,
Do not place food beyond the level
marked (A) as this will hinder air
circulation within the appliance.
^ Place the food flat in the bottom of
the drawers or on the evaporator
plates so that it freezes through to the
core as quickly as possible.
^ Make sure that the packaging and
containers are dry to prevent them
sticking together when frozen.
When freezing, make sure that food
already frozen does not come into
contact with fresh food being frozen
as this could cause the frozen food
to begin to defrost.
– in the refrigerator (the cold given off
by the frozen food helps to keep the
food cold),
– in a steam oven.
Poultry It is particularly important to
observe food hygiene rules when
defrosting poultry. Do not use the liquid
from defrosted poultry. Pour it away
and wash the container it was in, the
sink and your hands. Danger of
salmonella poisoning!
Fruit should be defrosted at room
temperature in its 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
Cool pack
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.
Ice cubes
Fill the ice tray three quarters full with
water and place it on the bottom of one
of the drawers.
Once frozen, use a blunt instrument, for
example a spoon handle, to remove the
ice tray from the freezer.
Ice cubes can be removed easily from
the tray by twisting the tray gently or by
holding it under cold running water for
a short while.
Cooling drinks
The cool pack prevents the
temperature in the freezer rising too
quickly in the event of a power cut.
Place the cool pack directly on top of
the food in the top drawer of the
freezer. The cool pack will be at its
most effective after it has been in the
freezer for approx. 24 hours.
If there is a power cut, place the cool
pack directly on top of the frozen food
in the upper drawer so that the food will
be kept cold for as long as possible.
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.
The cool pack can also be used in a
cool bag to keep food or drinks cool for
a short period of time.
When cooling drinks quickly, make sure
bottles are not left in the freezer for
more than one hour, as they could
burst.
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Defrosting the appliance
In normal use, ice and frost will form on
the evaporator plates. If allowed to
accumulate, this will impair the
efficiency of the freezer and increase
the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plates as this can
damage them and render the
appliance unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
at least 4 hours before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ Switch off the appliance using the
On/Off button, and remove the plug.
The On/Off indicator light will go out.
^ Leave the freezer door open.
To speed up defrosting, two bowls of
hot water (not boiling), with plates
underneath them, can be placed in the
appliance. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another
freezer, or in a cool box, or wrap it in
several layers of newspaper or cloths
and store in a cool place until the
freezer is ready for use again.
^ Take all the freezer drawers out
except for the bottom one, which is
used for collecting the defrosted
water.
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We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers, as they could contain
substances which may damage the
plastic parts and which may cause a
build-up of gases and pose a
danger to health.
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Defrosting the appliance
After defrosting
^ Take the bottom drawer out of the
appliance and empty it.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up
any water from defrosting still in the
appliance.
^ Clean the appliance, and then dry it
thoroughly.
^ Plug the appliance in again, and
switch on using the On/Off button.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and put them
back in the freezer.
^ Close the door to the appliance.
^ Switch the Super freeze function off
after 15 minutes.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Cleaning and care
Never use cleaning agents
containing abrasive substances
such as sand, soda, acids or
chlorides or chemical solvents.
"Non-abrasive" cleaning agents are
also unsuitable as they can cause
matt areas to appear.
Make sure that water cannot get into
the electronic unit or into the
ventilation gaps.
Do not use steam cleaning
apparatus to clean the appliance.
Steam could reach the electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
The data plate located inside the
appliance must not be removed. It
contains information which is required
in the event of a service call.
Cleaning the interior and
accessories
Use warm water with a little washing up
liquid. Wash all accessories and
drawers by hand only. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
^ After cleaning, wipe the interior and
accessories with a damp cloth, and
dry with a soft cloth. Leave the door
open to air the appliance for a short
while.
Ventilation gaps
^ The ventilation gaps should be
cleaned on a regular basis with a
brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up
of dust will increase the energy
consumption of the appliance.
Door seal
Do not use any oils or grease on the
door seal as these will cause the
seal to deteriorate and become
porous over time.
^ Clean the appliance immediately
after defrosting it.
^ Switch the appliance off, switch off at
the wall socket and remove the plug.
Take any food out of the appliance
and store it in a suitable cool place
(e.g. cool-box or another freezer).
Remove all the freezer drawers from
the appliance.
The door seal should be cleaned
regularly with clean water and then
wiped dry with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning and care
After cleaning
^ Close the door to the appliance.
^ Plug the appliance in again, and
switch on using the On/Off button.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the freezer can cool down
quickly.
The indicator light will come on.
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
has reached the required
temperature, place the food back in
the freezer drawers and put them
back in the freezer.
^ Switch the Super freeze function off
after 15 minutes.
The indicator light will then go out.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the temperature is too low.
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance until after
maintenance or repair work has
been carried out.
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not set at "0".
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
on.
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and that the mains fuse has not
tripped. If it has, contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
^ Turn the temperature dial to a lower
setting.
^ The Super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
. . . the compressor is switching in
too frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
freezing.
^ Check that the door has been closed
properly.
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has, then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm sounds and the alarm
indicator light is on.
The temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
freezing.
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out and
the alarm will stop.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the On/Off button indicator light
is not on.
^ Check if the Super freeze indicator
light comes on when you press the
Super freeze button.
If it does, then the indicator light for
the On/Off button is defective.
Call the Service Department.
^ If the Super freeze indicator light
does not come on either, then check
whether
- the plug is correctly inserted in the
socket.
- the mains fuse has tripped. If it has
there is a fault. Call the Service
Department.
. . . the Super freeze indicator light
does not light up, even though the
appliance is working.
^ The indicator light is defective. Call
the Service Department.
. . . food has frozen together.
Use a blunt instrument, e.g. a spoon
handle or plastic scraper, to prise it
apart carefully.
. . . there is a thick layer of ice in the
freezer section.
^ Check whether the door closes
properly.
^ Defrost and then clean the freezer.
Too thick a layer of ice reduces
efficiency and increases energy
consumption.
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If you still cannot remedy the fault
having followed these suggestions,
please contact the Miele Service
Department.
To prevent unnecessary loss of
temperature it is advisable not to
open the door while waiting for the
appliance to be serviced.
Noises
Normal noises
What causes them
Brrrrr...
Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can
get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
Blubb, blubb....
A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating
through the pipes.
Click....
Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the
motor on and off.
Sssrrrrr....
On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just
hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.
Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the
system is unavoidable.
Noises that you can
easily rectify
What causes them, and what can you do about
them?
Rattling, vibrating
The appliance is uneven: Realign the appliance using a spirit
level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the
appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of
furniture: Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking: Check
all removable items and refit them correctly.
Are any bottles or containers unstable or knocking against
each other? Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of
the appliance: Remove the clips.
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After Sales / Guarantee
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– the Miele Service Department
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate
inside your appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
delivery. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 08706 080028 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
local and national safety (BS 7671 in
the UK).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words in the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of the
plug fitted).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply. The
fuse rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a suitable residual
current device (RCD).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
The appliance must not be connected
to an inverter and must not be used
with a plug adapter as these can cause
damage to the appliance’s electronic
unit.
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Installation
Climate range
This appliance must be built in,
otherwise it could tip up.
Location
The appliance should be installed in a
dry, well-ventilated room.
The room temperature should not go
above or below the climate range for
which the appliance is designed.
The higher the ambient temperature of
the room, the more energy the
appliance requires to operate.
It should not be installed where it is
exposed to direct sunlight or directly
adjacent to a heat-producing appliance
such as an oven or a radiator.
Important: tropical / humid
environments
During periods of high humidity,
some condensation may appear on
outside surfaces of cooling
appliances. This condensation will
disappear when humidity levels
drop. For prevention, it is advisable
to install the appliance with sufficient
ventilation in a dry and/or an
air-conditioned room.
Please ensure that doors are closing
and sealing properly.
Please ensure that the appliance is
installed in accordance with these
installation instructions and that the
handle is fitted correctly. Should you
require further assistance please
contact your Miele customer service
centre.
The appliance is designed for use
within certain climate ranges (ambient
temperatures), and should not be used
outside this range. The climate range of
the appliance is stated on the data
plate inside the appliance.
Ambient room
temperature
SN
N
ST
T
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
Ventilation
The air inlet and outlet on the appliance
must not be covered or blocked in any
way.
They should be dusted on a regular
basis.
Before installation
^ Remove any cable clips from the rear
of the appliance.
^ Check that all parts at the back of the
appliance are unhindered. Carefully
remove any hindrance.
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Climate range
Building in dimensions
With a building under height of
820 mm the plinth height can be set
between 100 - 170 mm.
With a height > 100 mm a cutout for
ventilation must be provided in the
plinth (see "Appliance installation").
A building under height of 870 mm is
obtained by adjusting the appliance
feet. This increases the height of the
plinth, which, in this case, can be 150 220 mm.
With a height > 150 mm a cutout for
ventilation must be provided in the
plinth (see "Appliance installation").
A furniture front panel is required for
installing the appliance as an
integrated unit. If the appliance is
installed at the end of a run of kitchen
units, a furniture side panel may also be
required, depending on on-site
conditions.
The socket (9) should be freely
accessible and is best positioned to the
side of the appliance.
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Changing the door hinging
Before installing the appliance decide
on the door hinging. If left hand door
hinging is required follow the
instructions below.
^ Remove stoppers a.
^ Unscrew the hinges b at the top and
bottom of the door and the
appliance.
^ Fit the screws c loosely into the
opposite side.
^ Refit the hinges on the diagonally
opposite side of the door and then
tighten them.
^ Refit the appliance door onto
pre-fitted screws c, then tighten the
screws.
^ Plug the holes with the stoppers a.
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Installing the appliance
Preparing the appliance
A
not get trapped when the appliance
is pushed into the niche.
B
^ Bend both fixing tabs at the top of the
appliance forwards as far as they will
go.
Installation
^ Increase the height of the appliance
using the adjustable feet until the top
of the appliance lies directly under
the worktop (A).
To increase the height
– of the front screw feet a turn them
anti-clockwise with a suitable
spanner.
^ Position the power supply cable a
so that it can easily be connected to
the electricity supply after the
appliance has been built in.
^ Push the appliance into the niche b
until the front edge of the hinge
aligns with the front edge of the
furniture housing unit (marked X on
the drawing).
Make sure that the mains cable does
– of the rear left screw foot insert the
hex nut supplied into the opening at
the front of the appliance b and
using a hex spanner turn it
anti-clockwise.
– of the rear right screw foot insert
the hex nut supplied into the opening
at the front of the appliance c and
using a hex spanner turn it
clockwise.
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Installing the appliance
Fitting the plinth
To ensure trouble-free operation of
the appliance it is essential to fit the
original Miele ventilation grille.
^ Use the screws supplied a to secure
the appliance to the worktop.
^ Remove ventilation grille b by
pressing down the two lugs a and
simultaneously pulling the grille
forwards.
The plinth facing c can be fitted
without being altered in the following
situations:
It can be fitted unchanged if the
following dimensions are present:
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Building-under
height
A
[mm]
Plinth facing
height
b
[mm]
820
100
870
150
Installing the appliance
The height of the plinth facing has to
be altered in the following
circumtances:
If the building-under height A = 820
mm and the plinth facing height b is
greater than 100 mm a cut-out has to
be made in the plinth facing.
This also applies to a building-under
^ Position the plinth facing along the
run of kitchen units a.
height A = 870 mm and plinth facing
height b greater than 150 mm.
Building-under
height A [mm]
Dimension H
[mm]
820
870
100
150
^ Mark the protruding section A on the
ventilation grille bracket a with a
pencil, then take the plinth facing b
off again.
^ Cut protruding section A off the
ventilation grille.
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Installing the appliance
Fitting a furniture door
If there are no pre-drilled holes in the
furniture door, holes have to be drilled
as shown on the following drawing:
^ If the front slat on the facing does not
align with the front edge of the plinth
facing, cut off another slat a.
^ Use pliers to remove the vertical ribs
b.
Drilling positions on framed doors
^ Shorten the ventilation grill supports
b by dimension A
(= ventilation grille bracket
overhang).
^ Secure the plinth facing to the run of
kitchen units a.
^ Push the ventilation grille onto the
bracket c.
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Installing the appliance
^ Remove screws a from the
underside of the appliance door.
^ Screw adjuster strip a to the
furniture door.
^ Use the screws to secure both
brackets b to the underside of the
appliance door. The brackets must
be flush with the exterior of the
appliance door.
^ Loosen the adjusting screws b until
there is a gap of 3.5 mm (see detail).
^ Shorten the brackets if necessary.
^ Hang the furniture door onto
adjusting screws b.
^ Secure the furniture door at the top
using screws c.
^ Secure the furniture door at the
bottom using two screws d fitted
through the bracket.
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Installing the appliance
Aligning the furniture door
^ First tighten the top adjusting screws
a and b, then the lower screws c.
^ Finally replace covers d and e.
^ Align the furniture door with
neighbouring furniture doors:
– Height adjustment Y is made by
turning the upper and lower
adjusting screws .a.
– Side adjustments X are made by
moving the furniture door to the left
or right.
– Depth adjustments Z are made by
gently shifting the furniture door
forwards or backwards.
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