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Operating and installation instructions
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.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 760 040


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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Freezer 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. en - GB M.-Nr. 09 760 040...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 4 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Cleaning and care ..........38 Before cleaning .
  • Page 4: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance d On/Off sensor for the ice-cube maker a Access sensor e Sensor for switching off the b Sensor for selecting the temperature temperature or door alarm in the freezer (only visible when the alarm is (X for colder; Y for warmer) sounding) c On/Off sensor for the Super freeze f Reminder to change the water filter...
  • Page 5 Description of the appliance a Door baskets b Adjustable shelves c Ice cube maker d Ice cube container e Control panel f Rocker switch for switching the whole appliance on and off g Freezer baskets h Water filter...
  • Page 6: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposing of the packaging Disposing of your old materials appliance The packaging is designed to protect Electrical and electronic appliances the appliance from damage during often contain valuable materials. They transportation. The packaging materials also contain materials which, if handled used are selected from materials which or disposed of incorrectly, could be are environmentally friendly for disposal...
  • Page 7: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important information on installation, safety, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions. Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users are familiar with the content.
  • Page 8 The appliance is also not suitable for use in areas susceptible to explosion. Miele cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation. The appliance can only be used by people with reduced...
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Please bear in mind that by removing the dividing panel in the large freezer basket, children may be tempted to climb inside. THIS COULD PUT THEIR LIVES IN DANGER. Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must be kept out of the reach of babies and children.
  • Page 10 If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from danger. Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by an extension lead or a multi-socket adapter.
  • Page 11 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause considerable danger to users. Installation, maintenance and repair work must only be carried out by a Miele authorised technician. While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Never tamper with the movable components on the ice cube maker, including the ice cube expulsion mechanism or the element on the ice cube maker. Danger of injury. Correct use The appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range.
  • Page 13 Warning and Safety instructions Do not operate any electrical 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, causing injury or damage.
  • Page 14 Warning and Safety instructions Only use genuine original Miele accessories with this appliance. Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability. Cleaning and care Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal, as these will cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous with time.
  • Page 15 Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance 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.
  • Page 16: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Installation site / In a ventilated room. In an enclosed, unventilated Maintenance room. Protected from direct In direct sunlight. sunlight. Not near to a heat source Near to a heat source (radiator, oven).
  • Page 17 How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Drawers, shelves and racks arranged as they were when the appliance was delivered. Only open the door when Frequent opening of the door necessary and for as short a for long periods will cause a time as possible.
  • Page 18: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time To enable the temperature to get ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and sufficiently cold inside the the accessories with lukewarm water appliance, allow the appliance to and a little washing up liquid, and run for a few hours before placing then dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 19: Switching Off

    Switching on and off Further settings You can now – adjust the temperature, or You can select further settings in settings mode and then select certain – select the Super freeze function or appliance functions and adjust their – switch on the ice cube maker. settings.
  • Page 20 Switching on and off ^ By touching the X sensor, you can Switching the sensor tone on/off now select whether the sensor tone is The tone which sounds each time a switched on or off: sensor is touched can be deactivated. = 0: Sensor tone switched off = 1: Sensor tone switched on = –: Return to menu...
  • Page 21: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and 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: ^ switch the appliance off, ^ disconnect it from the mains, ^ turn off the stopcock to the water supply (a few hours before you switch off the appliance),...
  • Page 22: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature in the It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the freezer 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.
  • Page 23: Temperature Range

    The correct temperature Temperature When you have adjusted the temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours (Fahrenheit/Celsius) if the appliance is not very full and The temperature can be displayed in for approx. 24 hours if the appliance degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. is full before checking the temperature display, as it will take this long for the appliance to reach the temperature.
  • Page 24: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature ^ By touching the X sensor, you can Temperature display now set the temperature to be displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius. The temperature display on the † 0: Temperature in Fahrenheit control panel always shows the † 1: Temperature in Celsius required temperature.
  • Page 25: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Switching the temperature Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the alarm off early temperature in the appliance cannot If the noise disturbs you, you can rise unnoticed and to avoid energy switch the alarm off early if you wish.
  • Page 26: Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if the door is left open for more than 5 minutes. The sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off will also light up. The alarm will stop and the sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off will go out as soon as the door is closed.
  • Page 27: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Super freeze Switching off Super freeze Switch on the Super freeze function Depending on the amount of food before putting fresh food into the placed in the freezer, the Super freeze freezer. function will switch off automatically after approx. 52 hours. The sensor is This helps food to freeze quickly and highlighted in white and the appliance retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours...
  • Page 28: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves Moving the door baskets The shelves can be adjusted according The door baskets can be moved when to the height of the food. loading and unloading and for cleaning or they can be removed completely. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and ^ Hold the door basket by its frame raise it slightly so that it can be lifted...
  • Page 29: Freezer Baskets

    Arranging the interior fittings Freezer baskets The dividing panels can also be removed for cleaning. The freezer baskets can also be removed for cleaning. The dividing panel is held in place by fittings in the freezer basket. ^ Pull the freezer basket out as far as it To loosen the fixings, will go.
  • Page 30 Arranging the interior fittings To replace the freezer basket ^ Pull the telescopic runners out as far as they will go. ^ Place the freezer basket on the runners so that it engages at the back and front. ^ Turn the slot on the (child safety) pin back to its vertical position.
  • Page 31: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Storing frozen food To ensure that fresh food placed in the When buying frozen food to store in freezer freezes through to the core as your freezer, check quickly as possible, the maximum –...
  • Page 32: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing lightly before freezing, but care should be taken as the taste of some Only freeze fresh food which is in a spices alters when frozen. good condition. – Do not place hot food or drinks in the Hints on home freezing freezer.
  • Page 33: Defrosting

    Freezing and storing food Defrosting Before placing food in the freezer ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of Frozen food can be defrosted in fresh food, switch on the Super different ways: freeze function for some time before – in a microwave oven, placing the food in the freezer (see "Super freeze").
  • Page 34: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Cooling drinks If bottles are placed in the freezer for rapid cooling, make sure they are not left in for more than one hour, as they could burst.
  • Page 35: Making Ice Cubes

    Making ice cubes Ice cube production is halted For the automatic ice cube maker to automatically when the ice cube operate, it needs to be plumbed in container is full. (see "Mains water connection"). Do not place bottles or other items in the ice cube maker to chill them Switching on the ice cube quickly.
  • Page 36: Switching Off The Ice Cube Maker

    Making ice cubes Switching off the ice cube maker The appliance must be disconnected from the mains water supply a few hours before the ice cube maker is switched off. The ice cube maker can be switched off if you do not want the appliance to make any ice cubes.
  • Page 37: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost This appliance 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 38: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Make sure that water cannot get into the electronic unit or into the lighting. Do not use steam cleaning apparatus to clean the appliance. ^ Switch the appliance off completely Steam could reach the electrical by pressing the On/Off rocker switch components and cause a short to the right-hand side underneath the...
  • Page 39: Ice Cube Container

    Cleaning and care Ice cube container Aluminium frames The frames to the shelves inside the The ice cube container sits on appliance and the door baskets are telescopic runners, and can be fully made from aluminium. extended for loading and unloading. Aluminium is affected by the way that For cleaning, the ice cube container light falls on it, by the surrounding...
  • Page 40: Ventilation Gaps

    Cleaning and care Ventilation gaps After cleaning ^ The ventilation gaps should be ^ Replace all shelves and accessories cleaned on a regular basis with a in the appliance. brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up ^ Reconnect to the mains and switch of dust will increase the energy the appliance back on.
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    If . . . the compressor runs it has, contact a qualified electrician continuously. or Miele. To save energy, the compressor runs at ^ Check the temperature settings. a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required.
  • Page 42 . . . the alarm sounds. ^ You can order a replacement filter Has the appliance door been open for from your Miele dealer or the Miele longer than 5 minutes? Spare Parts Department. ^ Close the door..the reminder to change the water .
  • Page 43 Problem solving guide . . . the ice cube maker is not . . . the ice cube maker is only producing any ice cubes. producing small ice cubes. ^ Check whether the appliance has ^ Are other appliances that are been switched on.
  • Page 44 ^ Check whether the water pipework panel. inside the appliance is damaged. ^ Disconnect the appliance from the Call the Miele Service Department. mains electricity supply. ^ Check whether there is sufficient Top lighting water pressure.
  • Page 45 Side lighting 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.
  • Page 46: Water Filter

    Replacement water filters (standard – When the reminder to change the and active charcoal) are available water filter lights up red, this from Miele. indicates that the filter will soon need to be changed. ^ Make sure that you have a spare...
  • Page 47: To Change The Water Filter

    Water filter To change the water filter Air in the system can cause water to gush out and the filter to spring out when it is removed. Take great care, therefore, when changing the filter. ^ Remove the cap from the old filter cartridge (3).
  • Page 48: To Confirm That The Water Filter Has Been Changed

    Confirm that the filter has been reminder to change the water filter, changed. please contact the Miele Service Department. To confirm that the water filter has been changed ^ Place a finger on the water filter change display and leave it there.
  • Page 49: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Brrrrr ... A humming noise is made by the motor (compressor). This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor switches on. Blubb, blubb ... A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.
  • Page 50: After Sales / Guarantee

    See end of this booklet for contact have been resolved as described in details. this booklet. 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.
  • Page 51: Note For Test Institutes

    Information for test institutes All tests must be carried out according to relevant standards and directives. In addition, the following information provided by the manufacturer must be observed: – Loading instructions, – Information contained in the Operating and installation instructions.
  • Page 52: Mains Water Connection

    3 m long and must not be lengthened. supply. A faulty stainless steel hose must Close the stopcock before only be replaced by a genuine Miele connecting the water intake hose to replacement hose (available from the appliance. Miele). Make sure that the water hose is suitable for food use.
  • Page 53: Preparing For Plumbing The Appliance Into The Mains Water Supply

    Mains water connection The appliance is only suitable for The stopcock should be easily connection to a cold water supply, accessible after the appliance has which been built in. – is connected directly to the fresh water supply, to guarantee Preparing for plumbing the circulation of water throughout the appliance into the mains water...
  • Page 54 Mains water connection Before using the appliance for the first Appliances with an opening for feeding time the water inlet pipe should be the hose through: purged of air by a qualified and competent person. – To do so the stainless steel hose should be filled as far as possible with water before being connected to the appliance.
  • Page 55: Fitting The Stainless Steel Hose To The Appliance

    Mains water connection Fitting the stainless steel hose to the appliance When fitting the stainless steel hose, make sure that it is neither kinked nor damaged. ^ Remove cap (1) from the water connection at the front of the appliance. ^ Screw coupling nut (2) on stainless steel hose (3) onto the threaded union.
  • Page 56: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Electrical connection U.K. If the connection cable has to be replaced, this must be done by a All electrical work should be carried out suitably qualified and competent by a suitably qualified and competent person. person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations Do not plug other appliances in behind (BS 7671 in the UK).
  • Page 57: Installation Advice

    Installation advice Location Important. In environments with This appliance should not be installed high humidity condensation can where it is exposed to direct sunlight or build up on the exterior of the directly adjacent to a heat-producing appliance. This can cause corrosion appliance such as an oven or a of the appliance walls.
  • Page 58 Installation advice Safe operation of the appliance is only assured if it has been installed and connected in accordance with these operating and installation instructions. Warning! This appliance is very heavy and can tip forwards when the door is open. Keep the door shut until the appliance has been built in and secured within the building-in niche in accordance with these...
  • Page 59: Floor

    Installation advice Floor Adjoining furniture/units To ensure the safe installation of the The appliance is screwed to the appliance and to guarantee its correct adjoining furniture/units to the side and functioning, the floor to the niche where above. the appliance is to be installed must be For this reason, it is essential that all smooth and even.
  • Page 60: Side-By-Side Installation

    The partition wall must be at least refrigerator or freezer. 16 mm thick. A side-by-side installation kit, available from Miele, is required. Ask your dealer which appliances are suitable for side-by-side installation with this appliance. See the instructions supplied with the side-by-side installation kit for how to fix the appliances together.
  • Page 61: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 115°)

    F 1911 Vi 982 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)* Door handle* 428 mm The dimensions for the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. Miele recommend using the full door opening angle of 115° for this freezer.
  • Page 62: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width F 1811 Vi 762 – 765 mm F 1911 Vi 915 – 918 mm...
  • Page 63 Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door front dimensions and the pipework for the mains water supply F 1811 Vi 2029 mm 756 mm F 1911 Vi 2029 mm 908 mm...
  • Page 64: Addresses

    Building in the appliance Other Due to the size and weight of the – Step ladder appliance, it is essential that – Sack barrow installation is carried out by two people. – Wooden beams (min. 75 mm x 100 mm) if required, to prevent Tools and accessories tipping;...
  • Page 65: Building Into A Peninsular Run

    When built into a peninsular run, the look plinth grilles are available from rear of the building-in niche must be your dealer or the Miele Spare Parts fitted with a kitchen furniture panel. Department. Building-in at the end of a run...
  • Page 66: Before Installation

    Building in the appliance Aligning the building-in niche – Check that all surrounding furniture/units are securely fixed to the wall. – Check the surrounding furniture/units for possible clashes when opening doors. Before installation Warning! This appliance is very heavy and can tip forwards when the door is open.
  • Page 67: Preparing The Niche

    Building in the appliance Preparing the niche Keep the door to the appliance closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. Due to the size and weight of the appliance, please ensure that once ^ Do not remove the installation aids secured in the niche, it can no from the appliance door.
  • Page 68 Building in the appliance Anti-tipping mechanism Use two anti-tipping mechanisms for each appliance or four for each The anti-tipping mechanism a side-by-side pair of appliances. supplied is used to secure the building-in niche b to the wall, preventing the appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 69 Building in the appliance For a building-in niche with a back For a building-in niche without a back panel panel ^ screw the back panel directly onto ^ screw the building-in niche to the wall the wall behind in a number of behind using a number of suitable places.
  • Page 70 Building in the appliance ^ Mark the position of the lower edge of An alternative anti-tipping the wooden beam on the rear wall of mechanism the building-in niche. The appliance can alternatively be ^ Select screws of a length depending secured with a wooden beam across the top of the appliance.
  • Page 71: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Building in the appliance Placing the appliance in the Connection should be made via a niche suitable switched socket. The socket should be close to the If you are installing two appliances appliance and easily accessible. side by side, now secure the Otherwise the appliance should be appliances to one another (see the connected via an external all-pole...
  • Page 72: Aligning The Appliance

    Building in the appliance ^ A mark is located on the appliance Aligning the appliance base. When adjusting the height, this ^ Align the appliance with mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm neighbouring furniture fronts. from the floor. Unscrew the feet until the mark on the base has reached 32 mm.
  • Page 73 Building in the appliance Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates. ^ If necessary, cut trim h to the ^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates f necessary depth. into the furniture/units above the ^ Join the two pieces of trim together appliance.
  • Page 74 Building in the appliance ^ Open the appliance door. When installing two appliances side by side, the filler strips for the two appliances need to be joined together to form one long strip. ^ Insert the joining peg from the side-by-side kit halfway into the ^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates k channel in the filler strip for the...
  • Page 75: Preparing The Furniture Front

    Building in the appliance Preparing the furniture front ^ Load the door shelves in the appliance door. ^ Measure gap X between the ^ Open the appliance door as far as it adjusting bar and the upper edge of will go. the adjacent furniture front.
  • Page 76 Building in the appliance – The fixing frame has several different types of holes to take account of a variety of furniture fronts. – When securing the frame, always screw into the strongest part of the furniture door. – To do this, select screws which are slightly shorter than the thickness of the furniture door.
  • Page 77: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Building in the appliance Securing and aligning the furniture door ^ Press the angle trims on both sides into the white plastic frame, and screw them down securely. Replacement screws for this can be found in the plastic bag marked with the letter E.
  • Page 78: Securing The Covers

    Building in the appliance Securing the covers Fitting the fixing brackets The fixing brackets are used to secure ^ Fit the plastic cover strips to the the furniture front to the bottom of the sides of the appliance door, clicking appliance door.
  • Page 79: Fitting The Plinth Facing

    Building in the appliance Fitting the plinth facing Do not cover the vents in the plinth. This could result in damage to the appliance. ^ Trim the plinth facing to the required length and height (cut along the lower edge of the plinth facing where it touches the floor).
  • Page 80: Fitting The Air Separator

    Building in the appliance Fitting the air separator The air separator in the bottom of the ventilation grille separates air entering the appliance from that leaving it. It also stops warm air flowing into the appliance, which would cause a short circuit.
  • Page 83 Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Dubai Tel: (01) 461 07 10, Fax: (01) 461 07 97 Tel: +971-4-341 84 44 E-Mail:, Internet: Fax: +971-4-341 88 52 Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG E-Mail: Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany Internet:
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