Miele Independence F1801SFSS Operating And Installation Manual

Miele independence f1801sfss: user guide


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Operating and Installation
F 1801 SF
F 1811 SF
F 1901 SF
F 1911 SF
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 07 682 350


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  • Page 1 Operating and Installation Instructions Freezer F 1801 SF F 1811 SF F 1901 SF F 1911 SF en - US, CA To prevent accidents and appliance damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 07 682 350...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the freezer efficiently ........
  • Page 3 Contents Installation ............45 Installation site .
  • 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 plumbing regulations and state laws.
  • Page 6: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Splashes of refrigerant can damage the eyes. Your old freezer 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 Freezer

    Guide to the freezer a Door shelves (height adjustable) b Shelves (height adjustable) c Ice cube maker d Ice cube container e Control panel f Main switch to turn the appliance On/Off g Freezer basket h Water filter...
  • Page 8 Guide to the freezer Control panel a Access button "p" b Temperature display X colder; Y warmer Allows you to set the desired temperature in the freezer c On/Off sensor button for the SuperCool function d On/Off sensor button for the ice cube...
  • Page 9: Before Use

    Dry with a soft cloth. After installing the appliance, wait at least 30 minutes before switching the appliance on. During transport, fluids in the freezer system may have shifted and will need some time to settle. Turning the appliance On/Off ^ Open the appliance door.
  • Page 10: Settings

    Settings Using the settings When a sensor button has been selected with a finger touch, it will appear yellow. A de-selected button will appear white. ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. On the control panel you will see additional sensor buttons to operate the appliance.
  • Page 11: Turning The Button Sound On/Off

    Turning the button sound On/Off If you prefer the buttons to be silent when touched the button sound can be turned off. ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Note the position of the X button, but do not touch.
  • Page 12: Turning Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Settings Turning off for longer periods of time If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended time (for example, during a vacation) some precautions need to be taken: ^ Shut off the water supply line, (several hours before switching off the appliance) ^ Take all food out of the appliance ^ Turn the appliance off...
  • Page 13: Alarm

    If the temperature in the freezer zone reaches 0°F (-18°C) or higher, check that food has not defrosted. Door alarm If the appliance door is left open, an alarm signal will sound and the "alarm"...
  • Page 14: Setting The Temperature

    Setting the temperature Setting the temperature ^ Touch the access button "p" so it turns yellow. ^ Use the X and Y buttons next to the temperature display to set the temperature warmer or colder. Tap the X and Y sensor buttons to raise/lower the temperature 1°, or hold it down to move through the temperature range more quickly.
  • Page 15 Temperature unit (Fahrenheit/Celsius) The temperature can be displayed in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C). ^ 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.
  • Page 16: Using The Freezer Efficiently

    4 ½ lbs [2 kg]), switch on the SuperCool function ahead of time (see "SuperCool"). This will provide the food already in the freezer with a protective boost of cold air. Placing food in the freezer Food to be frozen can be placed anywhere in the freezer.
  • Page 17: Defrosting

    Using the freezer efficiently Cooling drinks quickly To cool drinks quickly, switch on the SuperCool function, see "SuperCool" for more information. Do not leave bottles in the freezer for more than 1 hour, closed containers could burst.
  • Page 18 – To prevent chops, steaks, cutlets or rolled meats from freezing together in solid blocks when packed, separate with a sheet of plastic freezer wrap. – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before freezing. Cooked food can be lightly...
  • Page 19: Supercool

    Ideally the function should be switched on 4 - 6 hours before the food is placed in the freezer. If the max. freezing capacity is used, 24 hours are recommended. This helps food to freeze quickly and retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavor and appearance.
  • Page 20: Ice Cube Maker

    ^ Touch the sensor button for the ice cube maker so that it turns yellow. As soon as the freezer has cooled to a freezing temperature, the ice cube tray fills with water. Cold air is blown directly over the tray.
  • Page 21: Automatic Defrost

    The moisture generated in the appliance collects in the evaporator. It is automatically defrosted and dissipated by the condenser periodically. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free, while ensuring that the food stored in the freezer stays frozen.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    Freezer baskets For easier loading, unloading, and cleaning, the freezer baskets can be shifted or completely removed. ^ Pull the basket forward until resistance is felt. On the hinged-side of the door is a...
  • Page 23: Ice Cube Container

    ^ Slide the container forward until resistance is felt. ^ On both sides of the container, pull the latches (see arrow) upward and lift the container out of the freezer. Push the tracks back into the freezer to avoid injury. Replacing the ice cube container ^ Completely extend the telescopic tracks.
  • Page 24: Cleaning And Care

    Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned using a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner (available from Miele). Only use a mild solution of warm water and liquid dish soap to clean this appliance. Do not use a steam cleaner to clean this appliance.
  • Page 25: Appliance Door

    ^ Return all shelves and accessories. ^ Plug in the appliance and turn it on with the main switch. ^ Switch on the SuperCool function. The freezer section will cool down quickly. ^ Once the temperature is cold enough, place food in the freezer.
  • Page 26: 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 27 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 28: Water Filter

    6 months. – When the filter indicator turns red, the filter will need to be changed soon. Replacement filters can be ordered from Miele. – When the red filter indicator flashes, it is time to change the filter.
  • Page 29: Exchanging The Water Filter

    Exchanging the water filter ^ Push in and rotate the filter cap on the base panel of your appliance counterclockwise 180°, 1. ^ Pull the used filter cartridge out of the appliance, 2. ^ Remove the cap from the used filter, ^ Take a new filter cartridge out of the packaging and remove the protective cap.
  • Page 30 Water filter Re-setting the filter indicator The filter indicator still flashes in the display. ^ 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.
  • Page 31 If you choose this option, it is important to insert a bypass cartridge. Only then can the performance of the appliance be ensured. To purchase a bypass cartridge, contact Miele. Water filter...
  • Page 32: Filter Performance Data Sheet

    Filter Performance Data Sheet T rademark /M odel D esignation 9000 077095 Miele 07134220 M anufacturer : Cuno, Incorporated T he water treatment device ( s ) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to S ection...
  • Page 33 Performance Data Sheet For Filter Model 07134220 Using Replacement Cartridge 07134220 This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42 and 53.
  • Page 34: Frequently Asked Questions

    Raise the temperature of the room. Operating the appliance in a room that is too cold will cause the cooling system to switch off for too long, causing the freezer section to become too warm.
  • Page 35 The door is not closed. Solution Contact Miele Technical Service. Contact a plumber. Self-tapping valves and 3/16" (4.76 mm) saddle valves reduce the water pressure and can block the pipe.
  • Page 36 The water filter needs to be changed. Solution Close the door. Once the alarm condition has been corrected, the alarm will turn off and the "alarm" indicator will stop flashing. Order replacement filters from Miele. See "Exchanging the water filter".
  • Page 37 Solution Check that the appliance is connected to the power supply. Check that the appliance is switched on. Contact Miele. See "Ice Cube Maker" and/or "Plumbing" for more information. Self-tapping valves and " (4.76 mm) saddle valves reduce the water pressure and can block the pipe.
  • Page 38 Check if the ice cube container is dirty. Unsealed packages in the freezer will transfer odor/flavor particles to the ice cubes. Solution Avoid using such items as a dishwasher, washing machine or shower at the same time.
  • Page 39 Possible fault Check the water pressure. The water pressure must be between 25 and 120 psi (1.72-8.25 bar). Check that the freezer temperature is not too low. Change the water filter. Check the water pressure. The water pressure must be between 25 and 120 psi (1.72-8.25 bar).
  • Page 40 Frequently asked questions The appliance is making noises. Issue Brrrrr... Blubb, blubb... Click... Sssrrrrr... Rattling, vibrating Possible fault Humming noise made by the compressor. This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.
  • Page 41: 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 43: Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions To prevent accidents and machine damage read these instructions before installation or use.
  • Page 44: 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 45: 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 46 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 furniture/fixtures.
  • Page 47: Installation Options

    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 48: 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 49: Dimensions

    Niche dimensions F 18X1 SF F 19X1 SF 30 ½" (774.6 mm) 30" (762 mm) 36 ½" (927 mm) 36" (915 mm) Dimensions...
  • Page 50 Dimensions Power supply and water connection 1. Power supply 2. Water connection F 18X1 SF 15" (381 mm) F 19X1 SF 18" (458 mm) Door dimensions (open 115°) F 18X1 SF " (829 mm) F 19X1 SF " (982 mm) "...
  • Page 51: 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 52: Check The Installation Niche

    Installing the appliance Check the installation niche To ensure a safe, trouble-free installation and the best possible cosmetic result, check to be sure that the installation space complies with the installation requirements. ^ Check the base (see "Installation"). ^ Check the dimensions of the cavity. ^ Check that the cavity is square.
  • Page 53: Remotevision Module Installation

    ^ Loosen the bracket that holds the appliance to the pallet. Caution! The appliance is no longer secured and may be unstable. ^ From the rear of the appliance carefully lift it from the pallet. Once the appliance is on the ground it can be wheeled around.
  • Page 54: Preparing The Installation Niche

    In that case, repeat the process. If that does not correct the problem, contact Miele. ^ Pull the antenna d straight out. ^ Guide the cover b over the antenna d and screw on the cover.
  • Page 55 Anti-tip brackets The anti-tip brackets help keep the appliance safely secured to the installation niche to prevent tipping. Two anti-tip brackets are recommended for each appliance or appliance combination (side-by-side). The distance "D" between the anti-tip brackets b is the width of the appliance.
  • Page 56 Installing the appliance 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 57: Sliding The Appliance Into The Installation Niche

    Sliding the appliance into the installation niche ^ Unscrew the plinth. ^ To protect the corners of the installation space, attach the supplied edge protector a on both sides with adhesive tape. ^ Plug the appliance into the power outlet b. Installing the appliance The plug of the appliance should be easily accessible after installation.
  • Page 58: Aligning The Appliance

    Installing the appliance Aligning the appliance ^ Align the appliance with the surrounding cabinets. The height-adjustable feet at the front and rear can all be adjusted from the front. – Front: with an open-ended wrench ½" (SW 13). The feet can be adjusted from the top and bottom e.
  • Page 59: Attaching The Appliance To The Installation Niche

    Note: – Do not twist or jam the appliance inside the niche. When unscrewing the height-adjustable feet, proceed gradually, alternating between left and right. – The adjustment of the rear feet is aided if the appliance is lifted at the rear (tipped forward slightly).
  • Page 60 Installing the appliance Attaching the toe-kick cover The maximum height of the toe-kick cover is 4" from the top of the floor. Do not cover the ventilation slits in the plinth. Risk of damage to the appliance. ^ If required, cut the toe-kick cover to the required length and height.
  • Page 61 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. ^ If necessary, shorten the three parts of the air separator. ^ Insert the foam pieces back into the sides.
  • Page 62: Plumbing

    Plumbing All plumbing work should be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person, in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations. The water quality must conform to country requirements for drinking water. – The appliance is only suitable for connection to the cold water supply.
  • Page 63 Preparing the water connection The connection to the household water supply must be installed before the appliance is installed. ^ Turn off the main water valve to prevent damage caused by leaking water. ^ Attach the connecting pipe to the shut-off valve, according to the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the ice cube maker...
  • Page 64: Connecting The Water Supply

    Plumbing Connecting the water supply When connecting the water pipe to the solenoid valve of the appliance, follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the ice cube maker installation kit. When bending the water pipe, be sure not to kink it, otherwise there is a risk of leaks and water damage.
  • Page 65: 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 Electrical connection The appliance is supplied with a...
  • Page 66: 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 67 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" is visible. ^ Place one finger on the position of the X button and hold (the X button will not be visible).
  • Page 68 RemoteVision (optional accessory) 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 ;...
  • Page 72 Alteration rights reserved / 4209 M.-Nr. 07 682 350 / 02 F 1801 SF, F 1811 SF, F 1901 SF, F 1911 SF For the most updated manual see the Miele web site.

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