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Miele FN 12220 S Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12220 S
FN 12420 S
FN 12620 S
en - GB
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.
M.-Nr. 07 297 850



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12220 S FN 12420 S FN 12620 S en - GB 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Before placing food in the freezer ........
  • Page 3 Contents Problem solving guide ..........26 Noises .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button b Temperature selector button c Temperature display a Frost free system b Freezer tray c Freezer drawers d Super freeze button and indicator light e Alarm off button and indicator light...
  • Page 5: 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.
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions This appliance complies with all relevant local and national 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.
  • Page 7: Technical Safety

    Technical safety Before setting up the appliance, check it for any externally visible damage. Do not install and use a damaged appliance. A damaged appliance is dangerous. 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.
  • Page 8 – the screw-out fuse has been 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.
  • Page 9 Danger of injury and damage to the appliance. When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could burst, resulting in injury or damage.
  • Page 10: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions 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.
  • Page 11: How To Save Energy

    Store food covered or packaged. Place frozen food in the refrigerator to defrost. Do not over-fill the appliance to allow air to circulate. Defrost the freezer compartment when a layer of ice 0.5 cm thick has built up. How to save energy Increased energy consumption In an enclosed, unventilated room.
  • Page 12: Switching On And Off

    Cool pack Place the cool pack in the top drawer or, to save space, in the shallow freezer drawer. The cool pack will be at its most effective after it has been in the freezer for approx.
  • Page 13: 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.
  • Page 14: Temperature Display

    – when fresh food is being frozen. However, if the temperature in the freezer section remains above -18 °C for a long time, check that the frozen food has not started to defrost. If it has...
  • Page 15: 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 temperature display and the alarm indicator light will flash if the temperature becomes too warm.
  • Page 16: Super Freeze

    – when freezing up to 2 kg fresh food daily. Switching on Super freeze When freezing small quantities of food in the freezer, the Super freeze function should be switched on 6 hours beforehand. When freezing the maximum load of food the Super freeze function should be switched on 24 hours beforehand.
  • Page 17: Freezing And Storing Food

    It should be used if only small amounts of food are being stored in the freezer. Important – At least 2 freezer drawers must be used for freezing food. The other drawers can be isolated if they are not needed.
  • Page 18: Storing Frozen Food

    ^ Store it in the freezer as soon as possible. Never re-freeze partially or fully defrosted food. Consume defrosted...
  • Page 19: Home Freezing

    – To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or rolled meat from freezing together in solid blocks when packed, separate with a sheet of plastic freezer film. – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before freezing. Only season cooked food...
  • Page 20: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of fresh food, switch on the Super freeze function for some time before placing the food in the freezer (see "Super freeze"). This helps food that is already in the freezer to stay frozen.
  • Page 21: Ice Cubes

    Cooling drinks When cooling drinks quickly, make sure bottles are not left in the freezer for more than one hour, as they could burst. Freezing and storing food...
  • Page 22: Cool Pack

    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...
  • Page 23: Defrosting

    Defrosting This freezer is equipped with a Frost free system. The freezer defrosts automatically. The moisture generated by defrosting collects in the condensor and is automatically dissipated by the condensor from time to time. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free, however, the food stored in the freezer will not defrost.
  • Page 24: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care A range of Miele cleaning and conditioning agents is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts Department or via the internet at Never use cleaning agents containing abrasive substances such as sand, soda, acids or chemical solvents.
  • Page 25: Metal Grille At The Back Of The Appliance

    ^ Switch off the Super freeze function as soon as the temperature in the freezer is a constant -18 °C or colder. Cleaning and care...
  • Page 26: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ 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.
  • Page 27 Problem solving guide 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...
  • Page 28: Noises

    Noises Normal noises Brrrrr... Blubb, blubb... Click... Sssrrrrr... Remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable. Noises that you can easily rectify Rattling, vibrating What causes them Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
  • Page 29: 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 Chartered Agent – the Miele Service Department (see back cover for contact details). When contacting your Dealer/Chartered Agent or Miele, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance.
  • Page 30: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Electrical connection U.K. All electrical work should be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations (BS 7671 in the UK). The appliance is supplied with a mains cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an a.c.
  • Page 31: Installation

    This appliance must not be installed directly next to another refrigerator or freezer. It does not have side-wall heating, so installation next to another refrigerator or freezer could cause a build-up of condensation between them. Further information is available from your dealer.
  • Page 32: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance ^ To align the appliance adjust the feet using the spanner supplied.
  • Page 33: Appliance Dimensions

    Appliance dimensions FN 12220 S FN 12420 S FN 12620 S 1250 mm 600 mm 1447 mm 600 mm 1644 mm 600 mm Installation 630 mm 630 mm 630 mm...
  • Page 34: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right-hand hinged. If left-hand door hinging is required, follow the instructions below. To change the door hinging you will need the following tools: – a cross-slotted screwdriver, – a flat-bladed screwdriver, – a selection of Torx screwdrivers, –...
  • Page 35 Changing over the door: ^ Open the appliance door. ^ Remove cover a by pulling it forwards. ^ With the help of a second person, carefully tilt the appliance backwards and pull hinge pin b out. ^ Do not lose hinge bush c. Warning.
  • Page 36 Changing the door hinging ^ Unscrew upper hinge pin a using the spanner supplied and refit on the opposite side. ^ Using a screwdriver remove covers ^ Refit covers b from the back on the opposite side, and then click them into place at the front ^ Remove cap c from door bearing bush in the door and refit on the...
  • Page 37 Refitting the handle: Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when you refit the handle. The door seal will be damaged if the handle is fitted incorrectly. ^ Loosely attach the handle to the opposite side of the door with the two front screws b.
  • Page 38: Building In The Appliance

    Building in the appliance a Top box b Appliance c Housing unit d Wall The appliance can be installed in a kitchen run. To match the height of the rest of the kitchen, the appliance can be fitted with a suitable top box a. A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm depth must be allowed for behind the appliance across the entire width of the...
  • Page 40 Alteration rights reserved / 1508 M.-Nr. 07 297 850 / 01 FN 12220 S, FN 12420 S, FN 12620 S...

This manual is also suitable for:

Fn 12420 sFn 12620 s