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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.
M.-Nr. 10 838 160



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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. 10 838 160...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Warning and Safety instructions................ 4 Caring for the environment ................ 13 How to save energy.....................  14 Guide to the appliance .................. 16 Accessories ......................18 Accessories supplied .................. 18 Optional accessories.................. 18 Switching on and off ...................  19 Before using for the first time ................19 Switching off......................
  • Page 3 Contents Preparing the appliance for cleaning..............33 Cleaning the interior and accessories ..............34 Cleaning the door seals..................35 Cleaning the ventilation gaps ................35 Clean the compressor at the back of the appliance ..........35 After cleaning ......................35 Problem solving guide ..................
  • Page 4: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Incorrect use of the appliance for such purposes can cause deterioration of the items stored. 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 in- correct use of the appliance.
  • Page 5 Warning and Safety instructions  The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
  • Page 6 In the event of any damage: – avoid naked flames or anything which creates a spark, – disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply, – ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several minutes, and – contact the Miele Service Department.
  • Page 7  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 a multi-socket adapter or extension lead.
  • Page 8 Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the warranty is invalidated.  Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when genu- ine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components must only be replaced by Miele spare parts.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use  The appliance is designed for use within a certain climate range (ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range. The climate range for your appliance is stated on the data plate in- side the appliance.
  • Page 10  Only use genuine original Miele accessories and spare parts with this appliance. Using accessories or spare parts from other manu- facturers will invalidate the warranty, and Miele cannot accept liabil-...
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Cleaning and care  Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time.  Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean or defrost this ap- pliance.
  • Page 12 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 them- selves in and endangering their lives. ...
  • Page 13: Caring For The Environment

    / recycling centre for electrical and electronic ap- pliances, or contact your dealer or Miele for advice. You are also respons- ible (by law, depending on country) for deleting any personal data that may be stored on the appliance being disposed...
  • Page 14: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy consump- Increased energy con- tion sumption Installation / In a ventilated room In an enclosed, unventilated Maintenance room Protected from direct sun- In direct sunlight light Not near to a heat source Near to a heat source (radi- (radiator, oven) ator, oven) Where the ideal ambient...
  • Page 15 How to save energy Normal energy consump- Increased energy con- tion sumption Drawers and shelves ar- ranged 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 16: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button d Alarm symbol b Super freeze button e Super freeze symbol c Display f Lock symbol The brightness of the display g Temperature display changes automatically to the set h Temperature selector button brightness level if the appliance has not been used for a while.
  • Page 17 Guide to the appliance a Control panel with display b Freezer drawers c Ventilation grille...
  • Page 18: Accessories

    Guide to the appliance Optional accessories Accessories A range of useful Miele accessories and Accessories supplied care products are available for your ap- pliance. Ice cube tray Accessories are available to order via the Miele Webshop, from Miele dir- ectly (see back cover for contact de- tails) or from your Miele dealer.
  • Page 19: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Switching off  Press the  button until the display Packaging material goes out.  Remove all packaging material from If this does not work, the safety lock is the inside of the appliance. activated (see “Selecting further set- Cleaning tings –...
  • Page 20: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature It is very important to set the correct Setting the temperature temperature for storing food in the ap-  Press the  button repeatedly until pliance. Micro-organisms will cause the temperature you want is shown in food which is not stored at the correct the temperature display.
  • Page 21: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the temperature in the warmest part of the appliance. The temperature display will flash if: – the temperature is not within the range that can be displayed, e.g. be- cause the appliance has just been switched on.
  • Page 22: Using Super Freeze

    Using Super freeze Switching off Super freeze Super freeze function The Super freeze function will switch it- Switch on Super freeze before putting self off automatically after approx. fresh food into the freezer. 65 hours. The Super freeze  symbol This helps food to freeze quickly and re- will go out and the appliance will run at tain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours and normal power again.
  • Page 23: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm The appliance has been fitted with a  If the temperature in the freezer warning system which ensures that the remains above -18 °C for a long temperature in the freezer cannot rise time, check that the frozen food has unnoticed and to avoid energy being not started to defrost.
  • Page 24: Selecting Further Settings

    Selecting further settings – To deactivate the lock Settings mode  Press the  button for approx. The alarm can be activated or deactiv- 5 seconds. ated in settings mode. The lock symbol  and the Menu sym-  Activating or deactivating the bol ...
  • Page 25: 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 26: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food – Placing hot foods or drinks in the Home freezing freezer causes food that is already Only freeze fresh food which is in a frozen to partially thaw and increases good condition. energy consumption. Allow hot foods and drinks to cool down before pla- Hints on home freezing cing them in the freezer.
  • Page 27: Freezing Small Amounts Of Food

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the appliance - Freezing the maximum amount (see data plate)  When freezing more than 2 kg of  Remove the lowest freezer drawer. fresh food, switch on the Super freeze function some time before pla- ...
  • Page 28 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 differ- even at a constant temperature of ent ways: -18 °C. Decomposition processes also – in a microwave oven take place in frozen food, albeit at a very reduced speed.
  • Page 29: Ice Cubes

    Freezing and storing food  Never re-freeze partially or fully defrosted food. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after it has been cooked. Ice cubes  Fill the ice cube tray three quarters full of water and place it on the bot- tom of one of the freezer drawers.
  • Page 30: Defrosting

    Defrosting The freezer does not defrost automatic-  When defrosting the freezer ally. make sure that you do not damage the evaporator as this would cause In normal use, ice and frost will form in irreversible damage to the appliance. the freezer, e.g.
  • Page 31 Defrosting  Switch the appliance off. To defrost The display goes out and cooling is  The longer the food is left out at switched off. If this does not happen, room temperature, the faster it de- the lock is still activated (see “Selecting frosts.
  • Page 32 Defrosting After defrosting  Clean the freezer, then dry it thor- oughly.  Close the appliance door.  Reconnect to the mains and switch the appliance back on.  Switch on the Super freeze function so that the freezer can cool down quickly.
  • Page 33: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care We recommend using lukewarm water  Do not let water get into the with a little washing-up liquid to clean electronic unit. surfaces of the appliance.  Steam from a steam cleaning ap- The following pages contain import- pliance could reach the electrical ant information on cleaning.
  • Page 34: Cleaning The Interior And Accessories

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the interior and ac- cessories Clean the appliance every time it is defrosted. Remove soiling immediately to pre- vent it from drying on.  Clean the interior with a clean sponge, lukewarm water and a little washing-up liquid.
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Door Seals

     Switch the Super freeze function off.  The ventilation gaps should be cleaned on a regular basis with a brush or vacuum cleaner (e.g. use the dusting brush for Miele vacuum cleaners)
  • Page 36: Problem Solving Guide

    Check whether the mains fuse has tripped. There could be a fault with the appliance, the household electrical wiring or another electrical appliance.  Contact a qualified electrician or Miele. The compressor runs This is not a fault. To save energy, the compressor continuously.
  • Page 37 Problem solving guide Problem Cause and remedy The compressor is The ventilation gaps in the housing unit have been switching on more fre- covered or become too dusty. quently and for longer  Do not block the ventilation gaps. periods. ...
  • Page 38 Problem solving guide Problem Cause and remedy The compressor comes Not a fault. The temperature setting is too high. on less and less often  Adjust the temperature. and for shorter periods  Check the temperature again after 24 hours. of time.
  • Page 39 Problem solving guide Display warnings Message Cause and remedy The  symbol lights up The safety lock has been activated. in the display. You can-  Completely deactivate the safety lock (see “Select- not switch the appli- ing further settings – Activating and deactivating ance off.
  • Page 40 Do not activate this setting although the controls for domestic use. and the interior lighting  Contact the Miele Service Department for informa- are working. tion on deactivating Demo mode. “F0 to F9” appears in There is a fault.
  • Page 41 Problem solving guide Other problems Problem Cause and remedy The door to the freezer This is not a fault. The suction caused by opening will not open because it and closing the door is preventing the door from has been opened and opening.
  • Page 42: 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 43: After Sales Service

    Please quote the model and serial num- ber of your appliance when contacting Miele. This information can be found on the data plate. The data plate can be found inside the appliance.
  • Page 44: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection The appliance is supplied with a power Do not connect the appliance to the cable and moulded plug ready for con- mains electricity supply by an extension nection to an AC 230 V 50 Hz supply. lead. Extension leads do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance The fuse rating must be at least 10 A (e.g.
  • Page 45: Installation

    Installation Location This appliance must be built in, oth- erwise it could tip up. This appliance should be installed in a Keep the appliance door(s) shut until dry, well-ventilated room. the appliance has been built in and When deciding where to install your re- secured in its housing in accordance frigeration appliance please bear in with these operating and installation...
  • Page 46: Climate Range

    Installation Ventilation  Risk of damage! In environments with high humidity  If the ventilation gaps given are condensation can build up on the ex- not observed, the compressor will ternal appliance panels. Condensate run more frequently and for longer can cause corrosion on external ap- periods.
  • Page 47: Furniture Door Panel

    Installation Furniture door panel Appliance Gap X [mm] furniture for different door edge radiiB Depending on the style of kitchen fur- thickness niture, the thickness and edge radius of A [mm] the furniture door and the gap that runs R1.2 around the door, vertically and horizont- ≥16 - 19 Min.
  • Page 48: Weight Of The Furniture Door

    Before fitting a furniture door, ensure that the weight of the door does not ex- ceed the maximum permitted: Appliance Maximum weight of furniture door in F 31202 Ui  Open the appliance door and remove the red safety catch  (depending on model).
  • Page 49: Building-In Dimensions

    Installation Building-in dimensions Dimensions for ventilation Appliance dimensions...
  • Page 50: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging Before building the appliance in, you Appliance door will need to decide on which side the  Open the appliance door. door is to be hinged. If left hand hinging is required, follow the instructions be- low.
  • Page 51 Changing the door hinging  Remove the locking pins from the top of the hinges.  Hang appliance door onto pre-fitted screws, and tighten screws securely.  Replace covers ,  and .  Remove screws  and plug the empty holes with the stoppers sup- ...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Door Hinges

    Adjusting the door hinges Adjusting the door hinges Limiting the opening angle of the door If you would like the appliance door to be cushioned so that it opens more The door hinges are set ex works to en- softly, the spring tension on the appli- able the door to be opened wide.
  • Page 53: Installing The Appliance

    Installing the appliance To install the appliance, you Preparing the appliance will need the following tools:  Position the refrigeration appliance in front of the niche.  Hold the plinth facing at the side and pull it forwards and off. You have a choice of two different ways of securing your appliance: 1.
  • Page 54 Installing the appliance 1. Secured at the top 2. Secured at the side  Fit the bracket in the aperture in the Both ends of the bracket must be appliance lid. bent.  Bend the bracket at the perforated  Fit the bracket in the aperture in the position.
  • Page 55: Positioning The Appliance

    Installing the appliance Positioning the appliance If the appliance is pushed too far into the niche, the door may not close  When pushing the appliance into properly once the furniture panel has its niche make sure that the mains been fitted.
  • Page 56: Aligning The Appliance

    Installing the appliance Aligning the appliance On furniture with door fittings (e.g. stubs, seals etc.) the dimension of When securing the appliance in the these must be taken into account niche at the top, the appliance when making sure there is a gap all should sit lightly tensioned between round of 42 mm.
  • Page 57: Fitting A Continuous Furniture Plinth Facing

    Installing the appliance Fitting a continuous furniture  The foam  ensures the airflow plinth facing is separated to prevent malfunction- ing of the appliance. Ventilation takes place through a ventilation grille in the appliance plinth. The ventilation grille must never be obstructed.
  • Page 58: Securing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installing the appliance Securing the appliance in the Fitting the furniture door niche Ensure that the plinth facing is refit- ted correctly. 1. Secured at the top  A gap of 8 mm must be set between the appliance door and the fixing bracket.
  • Page 59 Installing the appliance  Using a pencil, lightly mark a line  Hang the furniture door onto adjust- down the centre of the inside of the ing bolts . furniture door .  Loosely attach nuts  on the adjust-  Hang fixing bracket with the fitting ing bolts.
  • Page 60 Installing the appliance  Whilst counterholding adjusting bolts  with a screwdriver, tighten nuts  on the appliance door with screwdriver.  Attach the appliance door and the furniture door using screws through fixing brackets : – Drill holes in the furniture door (mark the position of the holes first).
  • Page 61 Installing the appliance  Fit the cover in position. To make sure the appliance is cor- rectly fitted: – 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 63 Tel: +65 6735 1191 Fax. +971 4 3418 852 Fax: 011-46 900 001 Fax: +65 6735 1161 800-MIELE (64353) E-mail: E-Mail: E-Mail: Internet: Internet: Website: Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany...
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