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Operating and installation instructions
To prevent 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 – AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 10 198 631



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Freezer To prevent 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 – AU, NZ M.-Nr. 10 198 631...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Warning and Safety instructions................ 4 Caring for the environment ................ 12 How to save energy.....................  13 Guide to the appliance .................. 15 Control panel ......................15 Explanation of symbols ..................16 Switching on and off ...................  18 Before using for the first time ................18 Operating the appliance ..................
  • Page 3 Problem solving guide .................. 41 Noises........................ 49 Service........................ 50 Contact in case of fault ..................50 Warranty ........................ 50 Information for Miele Experience Centres and Chartered Agents .... 51 Demo mode ......................51 Electrical connection .................. 53 Installation advice .................... 54 Side-by-side units: ....................54 Location.........................
  • Page 4: Warning And Safety Instructions

    The appliance is not suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or incorrect use of the appliance.
  • Page 5 Warning and Safety instructions  This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning its use by a person responsible for their safety, and are able to recognise the dangers of misuse.
  • Page 6 – disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply, – ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several minutes, and – call Miele.  The more coolant there is in a refrigeration appliance, the larger the room should be in which it is installed. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is a danger of combustible gases building up.
  • Page 7  If the connection cable is faulty, it must only be replaced by a Miele approved service technician in order to avoid a hazard.  Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
  • Page 8  Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. Maintenance work and repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a Miele approved service technician.  The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is not repaired by a Miele approved service technician.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions  If storing food which contains a lot of fat or oil in the appliance or the appliance door, make sure that it does not come into contact with plastic components as this could cause stress cracks or break the plastic.
  • Page 10 Follow the instructions given on the food manufacturer's packaging regarding storage conditions and use-by dates.  Use only genuine original Miele spare parts. If spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers are used, the warranty will be invalidated, and Miele cannot accept liability.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Transport  To avoid damage to the appliance, always transport it upright and in its packaging.  Danger of injury and damage. The appliance is very heavy and must be transported by two people. Disposal of your old appliance ...
  • Page 12: Caring For The Environment

    Please dispose of it at your local community waste collection / recycling centre for electrical and electronic appliances, or contact Miele. You are also responsible for deleting any personal data that may be stored on the appliance being disposed of.
  • Page 13: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Installation/ In a ventilated room. In an enclosed, unventilated Maintenance room. Protected from direct In direct sunlight. sunlight. Not situated near a heat Situated near a heat source source (radiator, oven). (radiator, oven).
  • Page 14 How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Drawers and shelves arranged as they were when the appliance was delivered. Only open the door when Frequent opening of the necessary and for as short a door for long periods will time as possible.
  • Page 15: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance Control panel a On/Off sensor d For setting the temperature for the whole appliance ( colder), selection sensor in settings mode b Optical interface e For confirming a selection (OK (for Service only) sensor) c For switching the SuperFreeze f For setting the temperature function on and off (...
  • Page 16: Explanation Of Symbols

    Guide to the appliance Explanation of symbols Symbol Meaning Function  Safety lock Secures against unintended switching off of the appliance, unintended temperature adjustment, unintended switching on of SuperFreeze, and unintended entry of settings  Audible tones Selection options for the keypad tone and the door and temperature alarm tones ...
  • Page 17 Guide to the appliance a Control panel b Interior lighting c Frost-free unit d Top freezer drawer, can also be used as a freezing tray e Freezer drawers (number depends on model) This picture is an example of an appliance model.
  • Page 18: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Switching on Before using for the first time When the appliance is connected to the Removing packaging material electrical supply, the mains connection  Remove all packaging material from symbol   will appear in the display the inside of the appliance.
  • Page 19: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off Switching off Switching off for longer periods of time  If, during a long absence, the appliance is switched off but not cleaned out and the door is left shut,  Touch the On/Off sensor. there is a danger of mould building If this does not work, the safety lock up inside the appliance.
  • Page 20: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature It is very important to set the correct Temperature display temperature for storing food in the In normal operation the temperature appliance. Micro-organisms will cause display shows the average, current food which is not stored at the correct temperature in the freezer.
  • Page 21: Setting The Temperature

    The correct temperature The following information appears in the Setting the temperature display while the sensors are being  Use the two sensors underneath the touched: display to set the temperature. – When first tapped: The last By touching the sensor temperature selected flashes.
  • Page 22: Using Superfreeze

    Using SuperFreeze Switching off SuperFreeze SuperFreeze The SuperFreeze function will switch For best results, switch on the itself off automatically after approx. SuperFreeze function before putting 65 hours. The quantity of fresh food fresh food into the freezer. placed in the freezer will determine the This helps food to freeze quickly and duration before it switches off.
  • Page 23: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm The appliance has been fitted with a The audio and visual signals are warning system which ensures that the activated, for example: temperature in the freezer cannot rise – when the appliance is switched on unnoticed and to avoid energy being and the temperature in the appliance wasted if the door is left open.
  • Page 24: Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Switching the door alarm off early Door alarm If the noise of the alarm disturbs you, The alarm will sound if the door is left you can switch the alarm off early if you open for a long time. The alarm wish.
  • Page 25: Further Settings

    Further settings Certain settings on the appliance can Safety lock  only be selected in settings mode. The safety lock can be activated to prevent: When in settings mode, the door alarm and other fault messages are – switching off, automatically deactivated although the –...
  • Page 26: Audible Tones

    Further settings Audible tones  The appliance has audible tones such as the keypad tone and the door and temperature alarms.  By touching either the  or  sensor you can now set whether the safety The keypad tone and door alarm lock is switched on or off: warning tone can be switched on or off, 0: safety lock is switched off...
  • Page 27: Display Brightness

    Further settings Display brightness  You can adjust the display brightness to suit the light conditions in the room.  By touching the  or  sensor you The display brightness can be adjusted can now select: in steps from 1 to 3. The factory default 0: keypad tone off;...
  • Page 28: Sabbath Mode

    Further settings Sabbath mode  The appliance has a Sabbath mode to support the observance of religious customs.  By touching the  or  sensor you can adjust the display brightness: The following are switched off: 1: minimum brightness – the interior lighting when the door is 2: medium brightness opened, 3: maximum brightness...
  • Page 29 Further settings As soon as the  symbol goes out in Switching on Sabbath mode the display after 3 seconds, Sabbath mode is switched on.  Switch off Sabbath mode after the Sabbath has passed.  Touch the settings sensor. Switching off Sabbath mode All selectable symbols appear in the display and the ...
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    Adjusting the interior fittings Removing freezer drawers on Removing the shelves telescopic runners The shelves can be removed. Some of the freezer drawers are on  Lift the shelf slightly at the front and telescopic runners and can be removed then pull it forwards and out.
  • Page 31: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Freezing fresh food  Never refreeze partially or fully defrosted food. Consume defrosted Fresh food should be frozen as quickly food as soon as possible as it will as possible. This way the nutritional spoil if left for too long. Defrosted value of the food, its vitamin content, food may only be refrozen after it has appearance and taste are not impaired.
  • Page 32: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food – Allow hot foods and drinks to cool Home freezing down before placing them in the Only freeze food which is fresh and freezer. Placing hot foods or drinks in in good condition. the freezer causes food that is already frozen to partially thaw and Tips on home freezing increases energy consumption.
  • Page 33 Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the appliance When placing food on the glass shelf, make sure that you do not  When freezing more than 2 kg of block the ventilation slits in the back fresh food, switch on the SuperFreeze wall of the appliance.
  • Page 34 Freezing and storing food Storage time for frozen food Defrosting frozen food The storage life of food is very variable, Frozen food can be defrosted in even at a constant temperature of different ways: -18 °C. Decomposition processes also – in a microwave oven take place in frozen food, albeit at a very reduced speed.
  • Page 35: Using Accessories

    Freezing and storing food Cooling drinks quickly Using the cool pack When cooling drinks quickly in the The cool pack prevents the temperature freezer, make sure bottles are not left in in the freezer from rising too quickly in for more than one hour, otherwise the event of a power cut.
  • Page 36: Automatic Defrosting

    Automatic defrosting The appliance is equipped with a “NoFrost” system. The freezer defrosts automatically. The moisture generated in the appliance collects on the evaporator and is automatically defrosted and dissipated from time to time. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free.
  • Page 37: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning agents  Do not let water get into the electronic unit or the lighting. Cleaning and conditioning agents used inside the appliance must be  Steam from a steam cleaning food safe. appliance could reach the electrical components and cause a short To avoid damaging the surfaces of your circuit.
  • Page 38: Before Cleaning

    Cleaning and care Removing the telescopic runners Before cleaning  Switch the appliance off. The display goes out and the cooling function is switched off. If this does not work, the safety lock is activated (see “Further settings” – “Switching the safety lock on/off”). ...
  • Page 39: Cleaning The Interior And Accessories

    Cleaning and care The ice cube tray is dishwasher safe. Cleaning the interior and accessories The maximum temperature of the dishwashing programme selected Clean the appliance at least once a must not exceed 55 °C. month. Contact with natural dyes from Clean up any spills, stains or food carrots, tomatoes and ketchup may immediately.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Door Seals

     The ventilation gaps should be cleaned on a regular basis with a brush or vacuum cleaner (you could use a Miele vacuum cleaner dusting brush, for example). A build-up of dust will increase the energy consumption of the appliance.
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    With the help of the following guide, minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be remedied without contacting Miele. This will save you time and money because you will not need a service call.
  • Page 42 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause and remedy The compressor runs Not a fault! To save energy, the compressor runs at a continuously. lower speed when less cooling is required. This increases the running time of the compressor. The compressor is The ventilation gaps in the housing unit have been switching on more covered or become too dusty.
  • Page 43 The indicator light flashes several times every flashing at the back of 5 seconds. the refrigerator at the A fault has occurred. bottom near the  Call Miele. compressor (depending The indicator light flashes regularly every on model). 15 seconds. The electronic unit for This is not a fault.
  • Page 44 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause and remedy The door seal is No tools are required to change the door seal. damaged and needs to  Change the door seal. A replacement is available be replaced. from Miele.
  • Page 45 Possible cause and remedy “F0 to F9” appears in There is a fault. the display.  Call Miele. The alarm symbol  The door alarm has been activated. lights up in the display  Close the appliance door. The alarm symbol  ...
  • Page 46 Problem solving guide Messages in the display Message Possible cause and remedy The power symbol  Indication of a power failure: The temperature in the flashes in the display appliance over the last few days or hours has risen and the warning tone too high because of a power cut or an interruption to sounds.
  • Page 47 The lighting covers must not be removed or damaged, or be removed due to damage. This could cause injury to your eyes. Do not look into the LED lighting (laser beam class 1/1M) with optical instruments (e.g. a magnifying glass).  Call Miele.
  • Page 48 Problem solving guide Other problems Problem Possible cause and remedy The door to the freezer This is not a fault. The suction caused by opening section will not open and closing the door is preventing the door from because it has been opening.
  • Page 49: Noises

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

    Contact in case of fault In the event of any faults which you cannot remedy yourself, please contact Miele. Contact information for Miele can be found at the end of this booklet. Please quote the model and serial number of your appliance when contacting Miele.
  • Page 51: Demo Mode

    Information for Miele Experience Centres and Chartered Agents Demo mode  The appliance can be demonstrated in the showroom or at exhibitions in “Demo mode”. In this mode the control  Place your finger on the  sensor, panel and interior lighting are active but and leave it there.
  • Page 52: Information For Miele Experience Centres And Chartered Agents

    Information for Miele Experience Centres and Chartered Agents Switching off Demo mode The  symbol is illuminated in the display.  Touch the  or  sensor so that 0 appears in the display (Demo mode is inactive).  Touch the settings sensor.
  • Page 53: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection The appliance is supplied with a mains Do not connect the appliance to the cable and moulded plug ready for mains electricity supply by an extension connection to an AC single phase 220 – lead. Extension leads do not guarantee  240 V 50 Hz supply.
  • Page 54: Installation Advice

    Please contact Miele for information gives off heat. Direct sunlight should on which combinations are suitable for also be avoided.
  • Page 55 Installation advice Climate range  Risk of damage! This refrigeration appliance is designed In environments with high humidity for use within specific ambient condensation can build up on the temperatures (climate range). Do not external appliance panels. use in ambient temperatures for which it Condensate can cause corrosion on is not designed.
  • Page 56: Ventilation

    Installation advice – The ventilation gaps in the plinth, Ventilation housing unit and above the appliance  If the required ventilation gaps must amount to a free airflow of at are not adhered to, the compressor least 200 cm² to ensure that air can will switch on more often and run for circulate without hindrance.
  • Page 57: Before Installing The Appliance

    Installation advice Top ventilation cross-section Before installing the appliance The top ventilation cross-section can be  Take the accessory pack which achieved in various ways: includes installation parts and other accessories out of the appliance and remove the packaging strap holding the door in place.
  • Page 58: Does Your Old Appliance Have A Different Hinging Mechanism

    They are no longer required because the furniture door will now be fitted to the appliance door. All the necessary parts are supplied or can be ordered from Miele. Stainless steel front (depending on model)  Remove the red transport safety If your old appliance had different device ...
  • Page 59: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions * The declared energy consumption was calculated in a 560 mm deep niche (valid for EU only). The appliance is fully functional in a 550 mm niche but the energy consumption will be slightly higher. Before installation, ensure the furniture unit dimensions are the correct size. The required ventilation cross-sections must be adhered to in order to ensure the correct functioning of the appliance.
  • Page 60: Limiting The Opening Angle Of The Door

    Limiting the opening angle of the door The door hinges are set at the factory to enable the door to be opened wide. If the opening angle of the door needs to be limited for any reason, the hinge can be adjusted to accommodate this. If the appliance door hits an adjacent wall when opened, for example, the opening angle can be limited to 90°.
  • Page 61: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging Two people are needed for changing the door hinging. The appliance is supplied with right- hand hinging. If left-hand hinging is required, the hinges must be changed. To change the door hinging, you will need the following tools: ...
  • Page 62 Changing the door hinging Removing the soft-close mechanism  Warning! The soft-close mechanism snaps shut when dismantled. Danger of injury!  Place the door with the outer side downwards on a stable surface.  Unscrew the screws  completely.  Place the fixing element  on the opposite side and loosely screw in the screws .
  • Page 63 Changing the door hinging Securing the soft-close mechanism  Now turn over the appliance door so that the outer side faces downwards.  Unscrew the ball joint  and screw it into the adjacent hole.  Now turn over the appliance door so that the outer side faces upwards (hinges remain open).
  • Page 64 Changing the door hinging  Hang the appliance door  onto the pre-fitted screws  and , and securely tighten the screws  and .  Replace covers ,  and .  Refit the locking pins in the top of the hinges to prevent the doors opening too far.
  • Page 65: Installing The Appliance

    Installing the appliance To install the appliance, you will need Two people are required for installing the following tools: the appliance.  Install the appliance in a stable, solid housing unit, positioned on an even and level floor.  Secure the housing unit against tipping.
  • Page 66 Installing the appliance Parts required for installation – for mounting the appliance doors: All installation parts are number coded. This coding is also used in the installation instructions. – Required for installing the appliance in its housing unit: ** Number depending on niche height. Also contains additional installation parts for fitting large or divided furniture doors.
  • Page 67 Installing the appliance Preparing the appliance  Position the appliance in front of the housing unit.  Screw the fixing brackets  into the pre-drilled holes in the appliance door using the hex screws .  Secure a second pair of fixing brackets ...
  • Page 68 Installing the appliance With 16 mm thick unit walls:  Clip the spacers  and  on the right-hand side of the hinges.  Open the appliance door.  Remove the cover .  Secure the securing plate  with the screws  loosely into the top left- hand side of the appliance.
  • Page 69 Installing the appliance Installing the appliance If the appliance is pushed too far into the niche, the door may not close properly once the furniture panel has been fitted. This can cause ice to build up, condensate to accumulate and lead to faults in the appliance. These can all lead to increased energy consumption.
  • Page 70 Installing the appliance On furniture with door fittings (e.g. stubs, seals etc.) The dimension of these must be taken into account when making sure there is a gap all round of 42 mm.  Pull the appliance forwards by the appropriate dimension. ...
  • Page 71 Installing the appliance Securing the appliance in the niche  Push the loose-fitting fixing bracket against the side wall.  Press the appliance against the side  Screw the fixing bracket  to the of the housing unit on the hinge side. housing unit side wall with the ...
  • Page 72 Installing the appliance Only for an appliance with a niche height greater than 140 cm For additional stability of the appliance in the unit, push the rods supplied in underneath the appliance between it and the floor of the housing unit: ...
  • Page 73 If the appliance is being built into a run Miele. of units, the height of the furniture door should be aligned with adjacent kitchen units.
  • Page 74 Installing the appliance Useful tip: Push up the fitting aids  with the furniture front until they are the same height as the doors of adjacent kitchen units.  A gap of 8 mm is set ex-works between the appliance door and the fixing bracket.
  • Page 75 Installing the appliance  Place the furniture door with the outer side downwards on a stable surface.  Fit the side cover  to the fixing bracket on the opposite side of the hinge.  Turn the furniture door over and attach the handle (if needed).
  • Page 76 Installing the appliance Adjusting the position of the door  Hang the furniture door onto the adjusting bolts .  Loosely attach the nuts  on the - Adjustment to the sides (X) adjusting bolts.  Move the furniture door.  Close the door and check the distance between the door and - Height adjustment (Y) neighbouring furniture doors.
  • Page 77 Installing the appliance  Whilst counterholding the adjusting  Drill fixing holes  in the furniture bolts  with a screwdriver, tighten door and screw in the screws . the nuts  on the appliance door Make sure the two metal edges are with the ring spanner . aligned (Symbol //).
  • Page 78 Installing the appliance  Tighten all screws again. To make sure the appliance is correctly installed: – The door must close properly. – The door must not touch the housing unit. – The seal at the top edge of the handle side must fit properly.
  • Page 79 Miele Experience Centre South Melbourne: Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 206-210 Coventry Street South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Miele Experience Centre Auckland: Miele Experience Centre and Office Sydney: 8 College Hill 3 Skyline Place Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 Telephone:...
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