Miele F1801VI Operating And Installation Manual

Miele F1801VI Operating And Installation Manual

Freezer with ice maker
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Operating and Installation
with Ice Maker
F 1801 Vi, F 1811 Vi
F 1901 Vi, F 1911 Vi
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 09 168 930


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Summary of Contents for Miele F1801VI

  • Page 1 Operating and Installation Instructions Freezer with Ice Maker F 1801 Vi, F 1811 Vi F 1901 Vi, F 1911 Vi en - US, CA To prevent accidents and appliance damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 09 168 930...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the freezer efficiently ........
  • Page 3 Contents Caring for the environment ......... 46 Installation .
  • 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. Installation must comply with local plumbing regulations and state laws.
  • Page 6 After your freezer is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment, particularly when hands are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to these extremely cold surfaces.
  • Page 7: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes. Your old freezer may have a cooling system that used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm stratospheric ozone. If you intentionally release this CFC...
  • Page 8: Guide To The Freezer

    Guide to the freezer Door shelves (height adjustable) Shelves (height adjustable) Ice cube maker Ice cube container Control panel Main switch to turn the appliance On/Off Freezer baskets Water filter...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Control panel Access button "p" Temperature display X colder; Y warmer Allows you to set the desired temperature in the freezer On/Off sensor button for the SuperCool function Guide to the freezer On/Off sensor button for the ice cube maker...
  • Page 10: Before Use

    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 to the installation site horizontally, leave the appliance standing upright for approx.
  • Page 11: 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 "p" so it turns yellow. On the control panel you will see additional sensor buttons to operate the appliance.
  • 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. ^ Note the position of the X button, but do not touch.
  • 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 need to be taken: ^ Shut off the water supply line, (several hours before switching off the appliance) ^ Take all food out of the appliance ^ Turn the appliance off...
  • Page 14: Temperature And Door Alarm

    "alarm" sensor button. The alarm signal turns off. The "alarm" indicator remains on until the alarm condition is corrected. If the temperature in the freezer zone reaches 0°F (-18°C) or higher, check that food has not defrosted. Door alarm If the appliance door is left open, an alarm signal will sound and the "alarm"...
  • Page 15: Setting The Temperature

    Setting the temperature ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Use the X and Y buttons next to the temperature display to set the temperature warmer or colder. Tap the X and Y sensor buttons to raise/lower the temperature 1°, or hold it down to move through the temperature range more quickly.
  • Page 16 Setting the temperature 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. ^ Note the position of the X button, but do not touch. ^ Touch the access button "p"...
  • Page 17: Using The Freezer Efficiently

    4 ½ lbs [2 kg]), switch on the SuperCool function ahead of time (see "SuperCool"). This will provide the food already in the freezer with a protective boost of cold air. Using the freezer efficiently Placing food in the freezer Food to be frozen can be placed anywhere in the freezer.
  • Page 18: Defrosting

    Simply place directly into boiling water or hot oil. Cooling drinks quickly To cool drinks quickly, switch on the SuperCool function, see "SuperCool" for more information. Do not leave bottles in the freezer for more than 1 hour, closed containers could burst.
  • Page 19 – To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or rolled meats from freezing together in solid blocks when packed, separate with a sheet of plastic freezer wrap. – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before freezing. Cooked food can be lightly...
  • Page 20: Supercool

    Ideally the function should be switched on 4 - 6 hours before the food is placed in the freezer. If the max. freezing capacity is used, 24 hours are recommended. This helps food to freeze quickly and retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavor and appearance.
  • Page 21: Ice Cube Maker

    ^ Touch the sensor button for the ice cube maker so that it turns yellow. As soon as the freezer has cooled to a freezing temperature, the ice cube container fills with water. Cold air is blown directly over the container.
  • Page 22: Automatic Defrost

    The moisture generated in the appliance collects in the evaporator. It is automatically defrosted and dissipated by the condenser periodically. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free, while ensuring that the food stored in the freezer stays frozen.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    Freezer baskets For easier loading, unloading, and cleaning, the freezer baskets can be shifted or completely removed. ^ Pull the basket forward until resistance is felt. On the hinged-side of the door is a...
  • Page 24: Ice Cube Container

    ^ Slide the container forward until resistance is felt. ^ On both sides of the container, pull the latches (see arrow) upward and lift the container out of the freezer. Push the tracks back into the freezer to avoid injury. Replacing the ice cube container ^ Completely extend the telescopic tracks.
  • 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 And Accessories

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning ^ Use the main switch to turn the appliance off completely. The main switch is located on the right side underneath the control panel. ^ Unplug the power cord. ^ Remove any food from the appliance and store it in a cool place.
  • Page 27: Ventilation Slits

    ^ Shut the appliance door, plug in the appliance and turn it on with the main switch. ^ Turn on the SuperCool function. The freezer section will cool down quickly. ^ Once the temperature is cold enough, place the freezer baskets containing the frozen food into the freezer.
  • Page 28: Changing The Light Bulb

    Cleaning and care Changing the light bulb The lighting automatically switches off after the door has been open for approx. 5 minutes. This is not a fault. After the bulb has cooled for a short time it will turn on again. If the light does not come on when the door is opened briefly, the light bulb should be changed.
  • Page 29 Side lighting ^ Turn the light cover counterclockwise and pull out. Never touch a halogen bulb with bare fingers. When inserting a glass halogen bulb always hold with a soft cloth. ^ Pull the defective light bulb from the socket. ^ Place the new bulb in the socket.
  • Page 30: Water Filter

    Additional water filters are available from Miele. It is important to change the water filter regularly. To avoid serious illness or death, do not use water that is...
  • Page 31: Exchanging The Water Filter

    Exchanging the water filter Note: Air trapped in the system may cause water and the filter cartridge to eject forcefully. Use caution when removing. ^ Push in and rotate the filter cap on the base panel of your appliance counterclockwise 180°, 1. ^ Pull the used filter cartridge out of the appliance, 2.
  • Page 32: Confirming The Filter Change

    Water filter ^ After the filter change the filter indicator in the display still flashes. The change must be be confirmed in the electronic. Confirming the filter change ^ Press and hold the filter change sensor button. ^ At the same time place a finger on the access button.
  • Page 33 T rademark /M odel D esignation 9000 077095 Miele 07134220 M anufacturer : Cuno, Incorporated T he water treatment device ( s ) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to S ection 116830 of the H ealth and S afety C ode for the following health related contaminants :...
  • Page 34 Water filter Performance Data Sheet For Filter Model 07134220 Using Replacement Cartridge 07134220 This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42 and 53.
  • Page 35: Lead Free Certificate

    This product F 1801 Vi, F 1811 Vi (KIMSDF30US) / F 1901 Vi, F 1911 Vi (KIMSDF36US) is tested and certified by WQA against ORD0902 for California "lead free" compliance. Miele & Cie. KG Carl-Miele-Straße 29 D-33332 Gütersloh Lead free certificate...
  • Page 36: Frequently Asked Questions

    Check that the plug is correctly inserted in the power outlet. 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 "Selecting the correct temperature".
  • Page 37 This is not abnormal. When the ice maker is in use and the temperature of the room is above freezing the temperature automatically stays at -18°C to ensure proper functioning. Solution Contact Miele Technical Service. Contact a plumber. Self-tapping valves and 3/16" (4.76 mm) saddle...
  • Page 38 The water filter needs to be changed. Solution Close the door. Once the alarm condition has been corrected, the alarm will turn off and the "alarm" indicator will stop flashing. Order replacement filters from Miele. See "Exchanging the water filter".
  • Page 39 Solution Check that the appliance is connected to the power supply. Check that the appliance is switched on. Contact Miele. See "Ice Cube Maker" and/or "Plumbing" for more information. Self-tapping valves and " (4.76 mm) saddle valves reduce the water pressure and can block the pipe.
  • Page 40 Check if the ice cube container is dirty. Unsealed packages in the freezer will transfer odor/flavor particles to the ice cubes. Solution Avoid using such items as a dishwasher, washing machine or shower at the same time.
  • Page 41 Possible fault Check the water pressure. The water pressure must be between 25 and 120 psi (1.72-8.25 bar). Check that the freezer temperature is too high. Change the water filter. Check the water pressure. The water pressure must be between 25 and 120 psi (1.72-8.25 bar).
  • Page 42 Frequently asked questions The appliance is making noises. Issue Brrrrr... Blubb, blubb... Click... Sssrrrrr... Creaking Rattling, vibrating Possible fault Humming noise made by the compressor. This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on. A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.
  • Page 43: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: Installation

    Have the appliance installed by a qualified technician, according to the enclosed installation instructions. WARNING This appliance is top-heavy and must be secured to prevent it from tipping forward. Keep the door closed until the appliance is completely installed and secured as per the installation instructions.
  • Page 48 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 49: Stainless Steel Panels

    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 50: Side Panels

    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 51: Optional Accessory

    To connect these doors on the rear, a metal strip can be purchased as an optional accessory. Contact Miele. When attaching the metal strip to the furniture doors, observe the maximum length of the screws and the position of the drill holes.
  • Page 52: Dimensions

    " (982 mm) *The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to each individual kitchen. Miele recommends using the full door opening angle of 115° for this freezer. Door front max. Door 1 1/2" (38 mm) handle* Door front max.
  • Page 53: Niche Dimensions

    Niche dimensions Niche width (A) F 18X1 Vi 30" (762 mm) F 19X1 Vi 36" (915 mm) Dimensions...
  • Page 54 Dimensions Power supply and water connection F 18X1 Vi 15" (381 mm) F 19X1 Vi 18" (458 mm) Door front dimensions 1. Power supply 2. Water connecti F 18X1 Vi 79 " 2029 mm F 19X1 Vi 79 " 2029 mm 4"...
  • Page 55: Installing The Appliance

    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 56: Aligning The Housing Unit

    Installing the appliance 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 57: Remotevision Module Installation

    ^ Do not remove the installation supports from the appliance door. They will be used later in the installation niche. There are transportation safety devices inside the appliance to protect the shelves and storage compartments until installation is complete. Do not remove them, or parts may be damaged.
  • Page 58: Preparing The Installation Niche

    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 59 Mounting Accessories The mounting accessories needed for installing the appliance into the niche are included in the packaging. Several plastic bags are included which are marked alphabetically. The bag needed for each step will be marked with its respective letter. ^ Use the included Torx screwdriver to tighten the screws.
  • Page 60 Installing the appliance ^ Drill pilot holes: – " (3 mm) for 5 x 60 mm wood screws – " (2 mm) for 4 x 15 mm wood screws ^ Tightly secure the anti-tip brackets in the niche. Be certain that the screws penetrate through the flooring and into the wall plate a minimum of "...
  • Page 61 Securing an alternative anti-tip device If the anti-tip brackets cannot be attached securely, an alternative anti-tip device can be used. Ensure that there is no "give" between the appliance and the anti-tip device. If possible, always screw the wooden beam to existing studs. –...
  • Page 62: Sliding The Appliance Into The Installation Niche

    Installing the appliance Sliding the appliance into the installation niche If a side-by-side installation is desired, connect the two appliances together. See the Installation Manual included with the "Merging Kit". ^ Unscrew the plinth. ^ To protect the corners of the installation space, attach the supplied edge protector sides with adhesive tape.
  • Page 63: Aligning The Appliance

    Aligning the appliance ^ Align the appliance with the custom front. The installation aids appliance door have been designed for custom door thicknesses of 3/4" (19 mm) and 1 1/2" (38 mm). The height-adjustable feet at the front and rear can all be adjusted from the front: –...
  • Page 64: Attaching The Appliance To The Installation Niche

    Installing the appliance Attaching the appliance to the installation niche ^ Screw the attachment plate lugs the overhead furniture/fixtures. 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.
  • Page 65 For a side-by-side combination the filler strips from both appliances are put together to form one long filler strip: ^ Take the peg from the "Side-by-side Merging Kit" and insert it halfway into the filler strip rail on the left-side appliance.
  • Page 66: Preparing The Custom Door

    Installing the appliance Preparing the custom door ^ Open the appliance door. ^ Unscrew the installation supports from the appliance door. ^ Loosen the remaining screws from the strips on each side of the door, then remove. ^ Set aside the screws and side strips - you will need them again later.
  • Page 67 ^ Mark the distance X on the back-side of the custom door. ^ Also calculate and mark the center of the custom door Y. ^ Remove the mounting frame from the appliance door and position it according to the markings on the custom door.
  • Page 68: Attaching And Aligning The Custom Door Front

    Installing the appliance 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 69: Attaching The Covers

    Attaching the fixing brackets (Only for appliances using the "Front panel gap kit".) The fixing brackets are used to secure the custom door front to the bottom of the appliance door. ^ Open the appliance door all the way. ^ Slightly loosen the screw (1.). ^ Position the fixing bracket on the appliance door (2.) and pre-drill a hole in the custom door front.
  • Page 70 Installing the appliance ^ Insert the cover strip into the space between the appliance and the side panel. For side-by-side combinations, the cover strips (on both sides of the appliance) are applied to the outermost spaces only. ^ Attach the light switch cover. Attaching the toe-kick cover The maximum height of the toe-kick cover is 4"...
  • Page 71 Mounting the air separator The air separator keeps the supply and exhaust air separate. This prevents warm exhaust air from flowing into the machine, optimizing the energy performance of the unit. ^ If necessary, shorten the three parts of the air separator. ^ Insert the foam pieces back into the sides.
  • Page 72: Plumbing

    Plumbing All plumbing work should be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person, in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations. The water quality must conform to country requirements for drinking water. – The appliance is only suitable for connection to the cold water supply.
  • Page 73 Preparing the water connection The connection to the household water supply must be installed before the appliance is installed. ^ Turn off the main water valve to prevent damage caused by leaking water. ^ Attach the connecting pipe to the shut-off valve, according to the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the ice cube maker...
  • Page 74: Connecting The Water Supply

    Plumbing Connecting the water supply When connecting the water pipe to the solenoid valve of the appliance, follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the ice cube maker installation kit. When bending the water pipe, be sure not to kink it, otherwise there is a risk of leaks and water damage.
  • Page 75: 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 76: 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 77 Accessing the RemoteVision control panel ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Note the position of the X button, but do not touch. ^ Touch the access button "p" again so it turns white. Only the access button "p" is visible. ^ Place one finger on the position of the X button and hold (the X button will not be visible).
  • Page 78 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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