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Miele KWT 1601 Vi Operating And Installation Manual

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Operating and Installation
Wine Storage Unit
KWT 1601 Vi
KWT 1611 Vi
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 09 170 080



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  • Page 1 Operating and Installation Instructions Wine Storage Unit KWT 1601 Vi KWT 1611 Vi en - US, CA To prevent accidents and appliance damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 09 170 080...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....... . . 4 Guide to the wine storage unit ........7 Before use .
  • Page 3 Contents Installation options ..........37 Adjusting the door opening angle (optional accessory) .
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using the appliance, follow basic safety precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before installation and use to prevent accidents and machine damage. This appliance is intended for residential use only. Use only as described in this Operating manual. Only use the appliance for its intended purpose.
  • Page 5 This appliance must be installed and connected in compliance with the installation instructions. Installation and repair work should be performed by a Miele authorized service technician. Work by unqualified persons could be dangerous and may void the warranty. Do not operate any appliance with a...
  • Page 6: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Never use a steam cleaner to clean the appliance. Pressurized steam could damage electrical components and cause a short circuit. Do not use any electrical equipment inside the appliance. Danger of injury. Disposal of your old appliance Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or lock unusable.
  • Page 7: Guide To The Wine Storage Unit

    Guide to the wine storage unit Circulation fans / Active charcoal filter Wooden racks Insulation panel to separate the upper and middle temperature zones Bottle display rack Control panel / Insulation panel to separate the middle and lower temperature zones Main switch to turn the appliance On/Off Glass door with UV filter Connection (behind the ventilation gap) for the Home Security System (HSS)
  • Page 8: Control Panel

    Guide to the wine storage unit Control panel Access button Upper temperature zone Middle temperature zone Lower temperature zone Temperature display: Allows you to set the temperature (X colder; Y warmer) set the duration of the display lighting (X shorter; Y longer) Long-term wine storage Short-term storage of white wine at a moderate temperature...
  • Page 9: Before Use

    Before using for the first time ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and the accessories with a mild solution of warm water and liquid dish soap. Dry with a soft cloth. If the appliance was transported or laid horizontally for any reason, allow it to stand vertical for at least 8 hours before turning it on.
  • Page 10: Settings

    Settings Using the settings This appliance is operated with the use of touch keys activated by a finger. – An available button will appear white. – A selected button will appear yellow.. ^ Touch the access button so it turns yellow.
  • Page 11: Custom Settings

    ^ To de-select a temperature zone touch the sensor button for that particular zone so that it turns white, or select another sensor button. ^ To leave the settings menu, touch the access button "p" so it turns white. The last settings entered are stored. The sensor buttons for the three temperature zones disappear from the control panel.
  • Page 12: Turning The Button Sound On/Off

    Settings Turning the button sound On/Off If you prefer the buttons to be silent when touched, the button sound can be turned off. ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for any temperature zone so it turns yellow.
  • Page 13: Turning Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Turning off for longer periods of time If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended time (for example, during a vacation) some precautions should be taken. ^ Turn the appliance off at the main switch ^ Unplug the appliance ^ Clean the interior ^ Leave the doors open to prevent odors...
  • Page 14: Alarm

    Alarm The appliance is equipped with an alarm system, to ensure that the temperature does not rise unnoticed because of energy loss or an open door. The alarm system is always operational, it does not need to be turned on. Temperature alarm If the temperature becomes too warm, an alarm sounds, the "alarm"...
  • Page 15: Optimum Temperature And Air Quality

    Wine will continue to mature depending on the surrounding conditions. The length of time which wine can be kept in good condition will therefore depend not only on the temperature but also on the air quality. The wine storage unit provides a constant temperature, increased humidity and an odor-free environment, creating the best possible storage...
  • Page 16 Optimum temperature and air quality Temperatures can be independently set in all three zones. The unit comes factory pre-set for white wine, red wine, and wine storage. The temperatures can be changed as desired. ^ Select the temperature zone you would like to change the temperature Use the X and Y buttons next to the temperature display to set the...
  • Page 17: Temperature Display

    Insulation panels for thermal separation The unit has two fixed insulation panels, to divide the interior into the three different temperature zones. This allows you to store three different types of wine, such as red wine, white wine and champagne. The correct serving temperature is crucial for the taste and therefore your enjoyment of the wine.
  • Page 18 Optimum temperature and air quality Temperature unit (Fahrenheit/Celsius) The temperature can be displayed in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C). ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for any temperature zone, so that it turns yellow.
  • Page 19: Humidity

    Humidity In a conventional refrigerator, the humidity levels are too low for storing wines. High humidity levels (60 - 70 %) are very important for the storage of wine, so that the corks remain moist. Under low humidity, the corks dry out from the outside and can no longer seal the bottles properly.
  • Page 20 Optimum temperature and air quality ^ While holding down the X button, press the access button "p" once. Keep holding the X button down until the following appears in the display (approx. 5 seconds). ^ Tap the X button until 0 appears in the display.
  • Page 21: Storing Wine

    Storage tips – Always unpack bottles – do not store wine in crates or boxes. – Always lay bottles on their side for storage. This keeps the corks moist from the inside, preventing air from entering. – Store similar wine varieties beside each other on the same shelf, to avoid restacking and the need to disturbed other bottles.
  • Page 22: Bottle Display Rack

    The bottles can now be stored on the wooden rack in the usual manner. Additional display racks are available from Miele. The display rack can only be attached to wooden racks with wide cross-ties. In the upper temperature zone, these are found in the lower position.
  • Page 23: Display Lighting

    Display lighting The display lighting can be turned on if you wish the bottles to be lit up even when the door is closed. Turning on ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the "Display light" sensor button so that it turns yellow.
  • Page 24: Defrosting

    Defrosting During normal operation, condensate and frost can form on the rear wall of the refrigerator and drawers. You do not need to remove this build-up, it will defrost and evaporate automatically with the heat generated by the appliance.
  • Page 25: Cleaning And Care

    To reduce the risk of electrical shock, disconnect the appliance from the power supply by shutting off the power main, tripping the circuit breaker or unplugging the power cord before maintenance. Never use cleaning agents containing abrasive substances such as sand, soda, acids, chlorides or chemical solvents.
  • Page 26: Cleaning The Interior

    ^ Clean the door seal with water only and dry thoroughly. Active charcoal filters Replacement filters are available from Miele. ^ Remove the cover use a screwdriver if necessary. ^ Remove the old filter with a new active charcoal filter.
  • Page 27: Changing The Light Bulbs

    Changing the light bulbs Do not remove the light covers for the display lighting. Should the lighting covers be damaged or need to be removed due to damage, do not look directly or with an optical instrument at the lighting. Interior lighting: The lighting automatically switches off after the door has been open for...
  • Page 28: Frequently Asked Questions

    Reset the circuit breaker. If the breaker trips again the appliance or the outlet may be defective. Contact Miele or a qualified electrician. Check the display. See "Setting the temperature". Check that the door has been closed properly.
  • Page 29 There has been a power failure. What if a fault message with"_F" appears in the temperature display? A fault has occurred. Contact Miele Technical Service. What if the display lighting is not working? The display lighting turns off automatically depending on the time set.
  • Page 30 Frequently asked questions The appliance is making noises. Issue Possible fault Brrrrr... Humming noise made by the 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.
  • Page 31: After Sales Service

    Miele appliance. Please note that unless expressly approved in writing by the Miele Ser- vice department, Extended Service Contracts offered by other providers for Miele products will not be recognized by Miele.
  • Page 33: Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most current product specification, technical & warranty information. To prevent accidents and machine damage read these instructions before installation or use.
  • Page 34: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of packing materials The cardboard box and packing materials are biodegradable and recyclable. Please recycle. Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc., are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of babies and young children.
  • Page 35: Installation

    In areas with a tropical climate (over 100°F/38°C and more than 70% air humidity) the wine cooler must only be operated in air conditioned locations. Otherwise the function of the machine cannot be guaranteed. Have the appliance installed by a qualified technician, according to the enclosed installation instructions.
  • Page 36: Base

    To ensure that the appliance is installed securely and functions properly, the base must be flat, level and made of a hard, rigid material. If in doubt, contact Miele. Furniture/fixtures The new appliance will be mounted securely to adjacent and overhead furniture/fixtures.
  • Page 37: Installation Options

    This appliance can be installed "side-by-side" with another fridge/freezer using a "Merging Kit". The "Merging Kit" is available from Miele. Contact Miele or your dealer for specific information about which combinations will work with your appliance. For instructions on how to attach the...
  • Page 38: Adjusting The Door Opening Angle (Optional Accessory)

    The "Merging Kit" will also be needed. The "Merging Kit" is available from Miele. Installation with partition without using the "Merging Kit" If there is a partition with a thickness of more than 6 "...
  • Page 39: Dimensions

    Door dimensions (open min. 90°) KWT 16X1 Vi " (677 mm) Door front max. 1 Door dimensions (open min. 115°) KWT 16X1 Vi (677 mm) *The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to each individual kitchen. "...
  • Page 40 Dimensions Niche dimensions...
  • Page 41 Dimensions Power supply 1. Power supply KWT 16X1 Vi 12" (305 mm) Door front dimensions...
  • Page 42: Installation

    Installation Before you begin Read these instructions completely and carefully. Have the appliance installed by a qualified technician, according to the enclosed installation instructions. To reduce the risk of injury or damage to the product, two people should be used for installation. These installation instructions are intended for use by qualified installers.
  • Page 43: Aligning The Housing Unit

    Aligning the housing unit The housing unit must be carefully aligned using a spirit level before installing the appliance. The unit corners must be at right angles, as otherwise the furniture door will not align correctly with the 4 corners of the appliance.
  • Page 44: Remotevision Module Installation

    ^ Check the appliance for damage in transit. Do not install the appliance if it is visibly damaged. If in doubt, contact Miele. ^ Loosen the bracket that holds the appliance to the pallet. Caution! The appliance is no longer secured and may be unstable.
  • Page 45 If the indicator light does not come on, installation of the module was unsuccessful. In that case, repeat the process. If that does not correct the problem, contact Miele. ^ Pull the antenna ^ Guide the cover and screw on the cover.
  • Page 46: Home Security System (Hss)

    Installation Home Security System (HSS) If desired, the wine storage unit can be connected to the security system of your house, via a switching contact. If connected, you will be immediately informed of rising temperatures in the wine cooler. The Home security system connection must be hooked up before the unit is installed.
  • Page 47: Preparing The Installation Niche

    Preparing the installation niche Keep the appliance door closed until it is securely fastened in the niche. Tipping hazard. Because of the size and weight of the appliance, it is essential to ensure that the appliance cannot tip over once it has been mounted in the niche.
  • Page 48 Installation ^ Mark the holes through the anti-tip brackets on the floor of the installation niche. ^ Set the brackets aside. Screws are supplied with the appliance for various applications/materials. If the anti-tip brackets cannot be attached securely with the screws supplied, an alternative anti-tip device can be used.
  • Page 49 In a cabinet without a back wall screw the cabinet to the wall behind it in several places using suitable mounting brackets. For this, use suitable plugs/screws depending on the type of wall. Securing an alternative anti-tip device If the anti-tip brackets cannot be attached securely, an alternative anti-tip device can be used.
  • Page 50: Sliding The Appliance Into The Installation Niche

    Installation – The beam must cover the appliance by at least 2" (50.8 mm). ^ Mark the installation height (lower edge of the beam) on the rear wall of the niche. ^ Select screws according to the thickness of the wooden beam. Example: 3 ½"...
  • Page 51: Aligning The Appliance

    ^ Plug the appliance into the power outlet The plug of the appliance should be easily accessible after installation. If the plug is not accessible after the appliance has been installed, disconnection from the power supply should be completed via the circuit breaker.
  • Page 52: Attaching The Appliance To The Installation Niche

    Installation Important! When unscrewing the height-adjustable feet, proceed gradually, alternating between left and right. ^ Unscrew the height-adjustable feet until the mark on the base has reached the indicated guide dimension 1 1/4" (32 mm). The guide dimension of 1 1/4" (32 mm) is related to a niche height of 84"...
  • Page 53 If there is no way to attach the top of the appliance, it can be attached to the sides of the installation niche. ^ Pull out the plate side lugs ^ Secure the attachment plate side lugs. If there is a fairly large gap above the appliance, cut a wooden beam to fit exactly and place it in the gap.
  • Page 54: Preparing The Custom Door

    Installation ^ Open the appliance door. ^ Screw the attachment plate lugs the adjacent furniture/fixtures. With side-by-side combinations, only the external side of the appliances can be secured to the niche. Preparing the custom door ^ Open the appliance door. ^ Unscrew the installation supports from the appliance door.
  • Page 55 ^ Measure the distance X between the bracket and the overhead furniture/fixtures. ^ Loosen the two nuts. Set aside the nuts - you will need them again later. ^ With the inside facing up, lay the custom door on a stable surface (to avoid scratch marks, place some plastic or a cloth on the surface).
  • Page 56: Attaching And Aligning The Custom Door Front

    Installation Attaching and aligning the custom door front ^ Open the door and hang the custom door with the mounting frame over the threaded bolts ^ Put the side strips and screw them completely down on both sides of the appliance door. Bag E contains spare screws for this purpose.
  • Page 57: Attaching The Covers

    Attaching the covers ^ To mount the cover strips on both sides of the door, click them into place from bottom to top, into the gap between the appliance door and the custom door. ^ Screw the brackets onto both sides of the appliance, to hold the cover strip.
  • Page 58: Attaching The Cover Strips

    Installation Attaching the toe-kick cover The maximum height of the toe-kick cover is 4" (102 mm) from the top of the floor. Do not cover ventilation slits in the plinth. Risk of damage to the appliance. ^ If required, cut the toe-kick cover to the required length and height.
  • Page 59 ^ Cut the cover strips (long for the sides of the door) to the required length X. ^ Push the cover strips on the into the gap between the furniture door and glass pane. ^ Cut the cover strips (short for the top and bottom of the door) to the required length Y.
  • Page 60 Installation ^ Position the air separator in the center of the appliance door. ^ From below, screw the air separator firmly onto the door with the 2 screws.
  • Page 61: Electrical Connection

    If there are any questions regarding the electrical connection of this appliance to the power supply, please consult a licensed electrician or call the Miele Technical Service. U1-800-999-1360 V1-800-565-6435 Electrical connection The appliance is supplied with a...
  • Page 62: Remotevision (Optional Accessory)

    Miele's RemoteVision Wi-Fi technology creates a 'virtual link' between your appliance and our monitoring center. If a fault occurs, Miele's client service center will be notified and contact you, or another trusted individual identified on your call roster, in order to gain access to your appliance to fix the problem.
  • Page 63: Accessing The Remotevision Control Panel

    Accessing the RemoteVision control panel ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for any temperature zone so it turns yellow. ^ Note the position of the X button, but do not touch. ^ Touch the access button "p"...
  • Page 64 RemoteVision (optional accessory) MasterCool control panel options for RemoteVision Status indicators Description of function Flashing ; ~ Module booting phase Flashing ; ‡ Not connected to network Flashing ; | Connection to network established, no IP address assigned Solid Connected to network Flashing ;...

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