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Miele K 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Manual

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Operating and installation instructions
with MasterFresh zone
K 1801 Vi
K 1901 Vi
en - GB, HK
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. 07 646 640



  Summary of Contents for Miele K 1801 Vi

  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Refrigerator with MasterFresh zone K 1801 Vi K 1901 Vi en - GB, HK 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 5 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Arranging the interior fittings ........28 Moving the shelves .
  • Page 4 Contents Preparing the niche ..........51 Anti-tipping mechanism .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance f Symbols for food that requires a a Access sensor moist atmosphere in the MasterFresh b Sensor for selecting the refrigerator zone zone g Symbols for food that requires a dry c Sensor for selecting the upper atmosphere in the MasterFresh zone MasterFresh drawer h On/Off sensor for the Super cool...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Butter and cheese compartment b Adjustable shelves c Door shelves d Fully extendable drawer e Control panel f Rocker switch for switching the whole appliance on and off g Humidity filters for the MasterFresh drawers h MasterFresh drawers...
  • Page 7: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Electrical and electronic appliances often contain materials which, if The transport and protective packing handled or disposed of incorrectly, has been selected from materials which could be potentially hazardous to are environmentally friendly for human health and to the environment.
  • Page 8: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions Correct application This appliance complies with all This appliance is intended for relevant local and national safety domestic use only for the cool storage requirements. Improper use can, of food and drink. however, present a risk of both Any other usage is not supported by personal injury and material the manufacturer and could be...
  • Page 9: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety – switch off at the wall socket and withdraw the plug, Before setting up the appliance, check it for any externally visible – ventilate the room where the damage. Do not install and use a appliance is located for several damaged appliance.
  • Page 10 Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original national and local safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified spare parts. The manufacturer can only persons could be dangerous.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is tightly Do not operate any electrical closed and stored upright. equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream Danger of explosion. maker) inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and explosion.
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latches or locks 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 13: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Installation site In a ventilated room. In an enclosed, unventilated room. Protected from direct sunlight. In direct sunlight. Not situated near to a heat source Situated near to a heat source (radiator, oven).
  • Page 14: 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 15: Switching Off

    Switching on and off To select settings for your appliance To deselect a zone (e.g. to set the temperature, etc), ^ touch the sensor of the selected zone ^ touch the sensor for the particular again so that it is highlighted in white, or select a different sensor.
  • Page 16: Settings Mode

    Switching on and off Settings mode In settings mode, you can select certain appliance functions via the control panel and adjust the settings. The ^ Touch the sensor for the refrigerator settings options for the different zone so that it is highlighted in functions are described in more detail yellow.
  • Page 17: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off Switching off for longer ^ After selecting a new setting, touch the access sensor to confirm your periods of time choice. If the appliance is not going to be used ^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until ; for a longer period of time, e.g.
  • Page 18: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Dynamic cooling It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the The dynamic cooling fan automatically appliance. Micro-organisms will cause switches on when the cooling system food which is not stored at the correct for the refrigerator switches on.
  • Page 19: Temperature Range

    The correct temperature Temperature – Touching the sensor once: adjusts the temperature shown in (Fahrenheit/Celsius) 1 °C steps. The temperature can be displayed in – Keeping your finger on the sensor: degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. changes the temperature continuously. If the highest or lowest temperature that it is possible to set is reached, the X oder Y sensor will disappear from the...
  • Page 20: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly required temperature. until † appears in the display. The temperature display will flash if ^ Touch the access sensor again. –...
  • Page 21: Alarm

    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. being wasted if the door is left open.
  • Page 22: Super Cool

    Super cool The Super cool function can be used to Switching off Super cool rapidly reduce the temperature in the The Super cool function will switch itself refrigerator to its lowest setting off automatically after approx. 6 hours. (depending on the room temperature). The sensor is highlighted in white and the appliance continues running at Switching on Super cool...
  • Page 23: Using The Refrigerator Efficiently

    Using the refrigerator efficiently Different storage zones – pre-packed vegetables and other fresh food with a label stating it Due to the natural circulation of the air should be kept at a temperature of in the appliance, there are different approx.
  • Page 24: Food Which Should Not Be Stored In A Refrigerator (Or Masterfresh Zone)

    Using the refrigerator efficiently When shopping for food Ensure that when placing food in the The freshness of food when first placed refrigerator, a gap of at least 35 mm in the appliance is an important factor is maintained under the ceiling of in determining how long it stays fresh, the appliance to enable the air to and how long it can be kept in the...
  • Page 25: Using The Masterfresh Zone

    Using the refrigerator efficiently Using the MasterFresh zone Humidity level For every type of food, there are ideal The closer the storage humidity is to the storage conditions to ensure it stays humidity content of the food, the crisper fresh as long as possible, retaining and fresher the food remains over a both flavour and vitamins.
  • Page 26: Storing Food In The Masterfresh Drawers

    Using the refrigerator efficiently ^ You can deselect the type of food by Storing food in the MasterFresh touching the relevant sensor again. drawers Depending on your selection, the The optimum humidity level can be set for the MasterFresh drawers, MasterFresh drawer will achieve the depending on the types of food being optimum humidity level for the food you...
  • Page 27 Using the refrigerator efficiently Always keep these foods covered or Examples of fruit and vegetables wrapped. which produce a large amount of this Exception: Meat The surface of the natural gas are: meat dries out slightly, helping to Apples, apricots, pears, nectarines, prevent the growth of bacteria, which peaches, plums, avocados, figs, results in the meat lasting longer.
  • Page 28: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves To replace the drawer ^ Pull the telescopic rails out as far as The shelves can be adjusted according to the height of the food. they will go. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and ^ Place the drawer back on the rails so raise it slightly so that it can be lifted that it engages at the back and front.
  • Page 29 Arranging the interior fittings Adjusting the door shelves/bottle shelf ^ Use a screwdriver or similar to turn the pin so that the slot in the head is horizontal a. ^ Raise the snap fittings on both sides b, and lift the MasterFresh drawer up and out.
  • Page 30: To Remove The Shelf Above The Fully Extendable Drawer

    Arranging the interior fittings To remove the shelf above the To remove the door shelf altogether, fully extendable drawer ^ Slide it up the side runners to the very top, then lift it out. ^ Lift the shelf up and out. To replace the door shelf ^ When replacing the shelf, make sure that the lugs on the corners at the...
  • Page 31: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Refrigerator section and MasterFresh zone Condensate and frost can build up on the back wall of the refrigerator section and the MasterFresh zone whilst in use. You do not need to remove this, as it will defrost and evaporate automatically with the warmth generated by the appliance.
  • Page 32: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Never use cleaning agents containing abrasive substances such as sand, soda, acids or chemical solvents. Some scouring agents claim to be non-abrasive. These are also ^ Switch the appliance off completely unsuitable as they can cause matt by pressing the On/Off rocker switch areas to appear.
  • Page 33: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Humidity filters Aluminium frames The frames to the shelves inside the The two special humidity filters above appliance and in the door are made the MasterFresh drawers have to be from aluminium. removed for cleaning. Aluminium is affected by the way that light falls on it, by the surrounding environment and by the angle you observe it from.
  • Page 34: Ventilation Gaps

    Cleaning and care Door seals Do not use any grease or oil on the door seals as these will cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous over time. The door seals should be cleaned regularly with clean water, and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 35: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Check that the fuse is not defective longer than 5 minutes? and that the mains fuse has not ^ Close the door. tripped. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department. ^ Check the temperature settings..the temperature in the refrigerator is too low.
  • Page 36 Problem solving guide ^ Disconnect the appliance from the . . . the alarm sounds and the Alarm mains. Switch off at the wall and off sensor lights up or is flashing. withdraw the plug from the socket, or ^ The refrigerator door is open, or disconnect the mains fuse or remove ^ The temperature in one of the zones the screw-out fuse in countries where...
  • Page 37 If you still cannot remedy the fault then pull it forward and click it into having followed these suggestions, place at the front. please contact the Miele Service Side lighting Department. To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 38: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can Brrrrr... 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 39: After Sales / Guarantee

    – your Miele Dealer – Miele (see back cover for contact details). 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 40: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Electrical connection U.K. Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363) All electrical work should be carried out The fuse cover must be re-fitted when by a suitably qualified and competent changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover person in strict accordance with current is lost, the plug must not be used until a local and national safety regulations suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 41: Installation Advice

    Should you appliance and the heat source: require further assistance please contact your Miele customer service – 3 cm away from an electric oven or centre. cooker – 30 cm away from an oil- or coal-fired Climate range range.
  • Page 42: Floor

    K 1801 Vi ....452 kg and connected in accordance with K 1901 Vi ....540 kg these operating and installation instructions.
  • Page 43: Side-By-Side Installation

    This appliance may be installed "side-by-side" with another suitable refrigerator or freezer. 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 44: To Limit The Opening Angle Of The Door

    Installation advice To limit the opening angle of the door The door hinges are set ex-works to enable the door to be opened wide. However, if, for example, the appliance door hits an adjacent wall when opened, the opening angle can be limited to 90°.
  • Page 45: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 90°)

    Installation advice Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. K 1801 Vi 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm) Door handle K 1901 Vi 982 mm Door front (max.
  • Page 46: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width K 1801 Vi 762 mm K 1901 Vi 915 mm...
  • Page 47 Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door front dimensions K 1801 Vi 2029 mm 756 mm K 1901 Vi 2029 mm 908 mm...
  • Page 48: Installation

    Always secure the screws to the thickest part of the furniture fronts. – Wood screws in various sizes Stainless steel fronts Stainless steel fronts are available from your dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 49: Weight Of The Door Fronts

    If one side of the appliance is visible, a side panel is required. K 1801 Vi The side panel must be fixed to the K 1901 Vi wall, the floor and any furniture/units above before the appliance is placed in the niche.
  • Page 50: Aligning The Housing Unit

    Installation Aligning the housing unit – 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 51: Preparing The Niche

    Installation Preparing the niche Keep the door and drawer to the appliance closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. If the building-in niche is deeper than the appliance, screw a solid wooden beam a to the floor or wall behind the ^ Do not remove the installation aids anti-tipping mechanism b.
  • Page 52: Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation Anti-tipping mechanism Fixing screws for different uses and The anti-tipping mechanism ensures types of material are supplied in the that the appliance is fixed securely into accompanying pack. the building-in niche, preventing the If these are not suitable for the appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 53: An Alternative Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation ^ Mark the position of the lower edge of An alternative anti-tipping the wooden beam on the rear wall of mechanism the niche. If it is not possible to fix the anti-tipping ^ Select screws of a length depending mechanisms securely to the floor of the niche, the appliance can be secured at on the thickness of the wood.
  • Page 54: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation Placing the appliance in the Connection should be made via a niche suitable switched socket. The socket should be close to the appliance and easily accessible. When installing two appliances side by side, each appliance must have its own separate socket. ^ Secure the cable to prevent it becoming caught: Tie a piece of string to the middle of...
  • Page 55: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance ^ A mark is located on 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 56: Securing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates. ^ If necessary, cut trim j to the ^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates h necessary width. into the furniture/units above the ^ Join the two bits of trim together k.
  • Page 57 Installation ^ Open the appliance door. When installing two appliances side by side, the trims 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 channel in the trim for the left-hand appliance.
  • Page 58: Preparing The Furniture Fronts

    Installation Preparing the furniture fronts ^ Load the door shelves in the refrigerator door. ^ Open the refrigerator door as far as it will go. ^ Measure gap X between the adjusting bar and the upper edge of the adjacent furniture front. ^ Unscrew the installation aids n and ^ Remove the two nuts from the angle trim o from the door.
  • Page 59 Installation Please note: when attaching the frame onto two cassette doors, ^ Mark gap X on the inside of the furniture front. The frame must only be fixed to the ^ Similarly, locate and mark the appliance by the outer frame - do midpoint Y on the furniture front.
  • Page 60: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation Securing and aligning the ^ Press the angle trim on both sides into the white plastic frame, and furniture door screw them down securely. ^ Screw the nuts q loosely onto the threaded bolts - but do not tighten yet.
  • Page 61 Installation Fitting the fixing brackets The number of fixing brackets required will depend on the material and width of the furniture front. The fixing brackets are used to secure the furniture front to the bottom of the appliance door. ^ Open the refrigerator door as far as it will go.
  • Page 62: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers ^ Now attach the covers onto the retaining clips on both sides. ^ Fit the two cover strips to the sides of In the case of side-by-side the refrigerator door, clicking them installation, the cover strips are only into the space between the appliance required on the outer side.
  • Page 63: Fitting The Plinth Facings

    Installation Fitting the plinth facings Do not cover the vents in the plinth. This will damage 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). ^ Secure the plinth to the appliance, and attach the cover discs supplied.
  • Page 64: Fitting The Air Separator

    Installation Fitting the air separator The air separator in the vent underneath separates air entering the appliance from that leaving it. It also stops warm air flowing into the appliance, which would cause a short circuit. ^ Screw the air separator into the middle of the inside of the furniture front, as shown.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved / 4209 M.-Nr. 07 646 640 / 04 K 1801 Vi, K 1901 Vi...

This manual is also suitable for:

K 1901 vi