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Miele K1801VI Operating And Installation Manual

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Operating and Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 09 169 670

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  • Page 1 Operating and Installation Instructions Refrigerator K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi en - US, CA To prevent accidents and appliance damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 09 169 670...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the refrigerator efficiently ........
  • Page 3 Contents Installation options ..........39 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. Installation must comply with local regulations and state laws.
  • Page 6: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes. Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm stratospheric ozone. If you intentionally release this CFC...
  • Page 7: Guide To The Refrigerator

    Guide to the refrigerator Hinged door shelf Shelves (height adjustable) Door shelves (height adjustable) Deli drawer Control panel Main switch Humidity filters SmartFresh drawers...
  • Page 8: Control Panel

    Guide to the refrigerator Control panel Access button "p" activates the control panel Refrigerator Upper SmartFresh drawer Lower SmartFresh drawer Temperature display X colder; Y warmer Allows you to set the desired temperature in the refrigerator Food type(s) to be stored in the...
  • 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 "p" so it turns yellow.
  • Page 11: Turning The Button Sound On/Off

    ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for the refrigerator 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.
  • Page 12: Turning Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Settings ^ By touching the X button, you can choose between: = 0 : Button sound is off = 1 : Button sound is on = – : Return to menu. ^ Touch the access button "p" to confirm the setting. ^ Tap the X button until you see ;...
  • Page 13: Temperature And Door 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 switched on. Temperature alarm If the temperature becomes too warm, an alarm sounds, the "alarm"...
  • Page 14: Setting The Temperature

    ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for the refrigerator so it turns yellow. ^ Use the X and Y buttons next to the temperature display to set the temperature warmer or colder.
  • Page 15 ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the sensor button for the refrigerator section 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.
  • Page 16: Smartfresh Drawers

    32° - 37°F (0° - 3°C). This helps to keep the food fresh considerably longer than in the rest of the refrigerator, spoiling is minimal. The temperature is set to approx. 35°F (1.5°C).
  • Page 17 Tips for storing food in the SmartFresh drawers For optimal storage conditions, it is always best to store similar foods together in one drawer. The upper SmartFresh drawer is the best place to store moisture sensitive foods. Be sure the drawers are clean and dry before placing food in them.
  • Page 18: Using The Refrigerator Efficiently

    The warmest area is in the top section of the door. Use this area to store items such as butter and cheese. Coldest area The coldest area in the refrigerator is directly above the SmartFresh drawers. The temperature in the drawers themselves is even colder.
  • Page 19: Supercool

    Switching on SuperCool ^ Touch the sensor button for the refrigerator so it turns yellow. ^ Touch the SuperCool sensor button so it turns yellow. In the temperature display for the refrigerator zone, the new temperature setting appears, 35°F (2°C).
  • Page 20: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Refrigerator and SmartFresh drawers The refrigerator and SmartFresh drawers defrost automatically. 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 21: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    ^ Open the drawer. ^ On both sides of the drawer, pull the latches (see arrow) upward and lift the drawer out of the refrigerator. Push the tracks back into the refrigerator to avoid injury. Replacing the drawer ^ Completely extend the telescopic tracks.
  • Page 22 ^ On both sides of the drawer, pull the latches upward and lift the drawer out of the refrigerator. Push the tracks back into the refrigerator to avoid injury. Replacing the drawer ^ Completely extend the telescopic tracks.
  • Page 23: Removing The Storage Shelf From Above The Deli Drawer

    Adjusting the door shelves For easier loading, unloading, and cleaning, the door shelves can be shifted or completely removed. ^ Using both hands, grasp the door shelf by the frame and tip it slightly forward. ^ Slide the tipped shelf up or down along the slide-rails, and click it into place with the lower hooks.
  • Page 24: Cleaning And Care

    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 25: Cleaning The Interior And Accessories

    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. ^ Take out any removable parts, e.g., shelves, drawers.
  • Page 26: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Humidity filters The two humidity filters, located above the SmartFresh drawers, must be removed for cleaning. ^ Remove the SmartFresh drawer. ^ Unhook the filter cover side of the drawer and remove them along with the filters downwards starting from ^ Remove the filter mat.
  • Page 27: Ventilation Slits

    ^ Clean the door seals with water and dry thoroughly. Cleaning and care After cleaning ^ Return all shelves and accessories. ^ Place food back in the refrigerator and drawers. ^ Close the appliance door. ^ Insert the plug in the socket and switch the appliance on.
  • 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: 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. Solution See "Selecting the correct temperature".
  • Page 31 Issue The compressor kicks on very frequently and for too long. Issue The alarm is ringing. Issue The alarm is ringing and the "alarm" indicator is flashing. Frequently asked questions Possible fault The ventilation slits are covered or dusty. The door has been opened too frequently, or a large amount of fresh food has been put in at...
  • Page 32 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 33: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37: 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 38: Installation Niche

    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 39: 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 40: 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 41: Adjusting The Door Opening Angle (Optional Accessory)

    To connect these furniture 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 42: Dimensions

    Dimensions Door dimensions (open min. 90°) K 18X1 Vi " (829 mm) K 19X1 Vi " (982 mm) Door dimensions (open min. 115°C) K 18X1 Vi " (829 mm) K 19X1 Vi " (982 mm) Door front max. *The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to each individual kitchen.
  • Page 43: Niche Dimensions

    Niche dimensions Niche width (A) K 18X1 Vi 30" (762 mm) K 19X1 Vi 36" (915 mm) Dimensions...
  • Page 44: Power Supply

    Dimensions Power supply Door front dimensions 1. Power supply K 18X1 Vi K 19X1 Vi K 18X1 Vi " (2029 mm) K 19X1 Vi " (2029 mm) 4" - 5 3/16" (102 - 132 mm) 15" (381 mm) 18" (458 mm) "...
  • Page 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49 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 numbered alphabetically. The bag needed for each step will be marked with its respective letter. ^ Use the included Torx screwdriver to tighten the screws.
  • Page 50 Installing the appliance ^ Drill pilot holes: – " (3 mm) for the 5 x 60 mm wood screws – " (2 mm) for the 4 x 15 mm wood screws. ^ Tightly secure the anti-tip brackets in the niche. Be certain the screws penetrate through the flooring and into the wall plate a minimum of...
  • Page 51 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 52: Sliding The Appliance Into The Installation Space

    Installing the appliance Sliding the appliance into the installation space 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 53: 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 54: 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 55 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 56: 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 57 ^ 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 58: 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 59: 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 60 Installing the appliance ^ Insert the cover strip into the space between the appliance and the wooden 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 61 ^ Remove the foil from the adhesive strips. ^ Attach the toe-kick cover to the plinth. 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.
  • Page 62: 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 The appliance is supplied with a...
  • Page 63: 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 64: Accessing The Remotevision Control Panel

    RemoteVision (optional accessory) 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"...
  • Page 65 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 ; < In Ad-Hoc Mode, not connected Flashing ;...
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved / 4911 M.-Nr. 09 169 670 / 03 INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE TO OBTAIN THE MOST CURRENT PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL & WARRANTY INFORMATION.