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Miele FN 12020 S Operating And Installation Manual



Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12020 S
en - GB
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. 07 285 310


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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12020 S en - GB 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 Guide to the appliance ..........4 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Cleaning and care ..........24 Cleaning the outer casing, the interior and accessories .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button e Super freeze indicator light b Super freeze button f Temperature display c Alarm off button g Temperature selector buttons (+ for warmer; – for colder) d Safety lock indicator light a Frost free system b Freezer drawers...
  • Page 5: 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 6: 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, to store deep frozen requirements. Improper use can, food, freeze fresh food, and to make however, present a risk of both ice.
  • Page 7: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it should Before setting up the appliance, be installed in. In the event of a check it for any externally visible leakage, if the appliance is in a small damage.
  • Page 8 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. The...
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream Never handle frozen food with wet maker) inside the appliance. Danger of hands. Your hands may freeze to the sparking and explosion. frozen food. Danger of frost burn. Do not store cans or bottles Do not take ice cubes out with your containing carbonated drinks or liquids...
  • Page 10: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance The appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient Before disposing of an old temperatures), and should not be used appliance, first make the door latch or outside this range. The climate range lock unusable.
  • Page 11: 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 12: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Cool pack ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and Place the cool pack in the top drawer of the accessories with lukewarm water the freezer. The cool pack will be at its and a little washing-up liquid, and most effective after it has been in the then dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 13: 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 ^ You can now choose between ; 0 on holiday: and ; 1 by pressing the temperature ^ switch the appliance off, selector buttons: 0: the safety lock is de-activated,...
  • Page 14: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the The temperature inside the appliance appliance. Micro-organisms will cause can be selected by pressing the +/- food which is not stored at the correct buttons.
  • Page 15: Temperature Range

    The correct temperature If you have adjusted the temperature, This loss of coldness is no cause for wait for approx. 6 hours if the concern in the following circumstances: appliance is not very full and for – when the door has been left open for approx.
  • Page 16 The correct temperature ^ Press one of the temperature selector buttons until a appears in the display. ^ Then press the Super freeze button again. ^ The brightness of the display can be changed by pressing the temperature selector buttons. The range is from 1 to 5: 1: dimmest setting, 5: brightest setting.
  • Page 17: Alarm

    Alarm Activating the alarm system Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the The warning system works temperature in the freezer cannot rise automatically once the temperature in unnoticed. the freezer is cold enough. Temperature alarm Switching the alarm off early An alarm will sound and the As soon as the temperature in the...
  • Page 18: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Super freeze Switching off Super freeze Switch the Super freeze function on 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 a minimum of 30 hours and a This helps food to freeze quickly and maximum of 65 hours.
  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 foods or drinks in Hints on home freezing the freezer.
  • Page 21: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer The lowest freezer drawer must ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of always remain in the appliance. fresh food, switch on the Super freeze function for some time before placing the food in the freezer (see Each drawer and glass cold plate "Super freeze").
  • Page 22: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Most vegetables can be cooked while Leave the food for 10-12 hours to still frozen. Just put straight into boiling freeze thoroughly on the tray. Transfer it water or hot fat. The cooking time is to a freezer bag or suitable container slightly less than that of fresh once frozen.
  • Page 23: Defrosting

    Defrosting This freezer 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 24: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the outer casing, the A range of Miele cleaning and interior and accessories conditioning agents including a Use warm water with a little washing-up microfibre "E-cloth" is available from liquid. Wash all accessories and the Miele UK Spare Parts drawers by hand only.
  • Page 25: Metal Grille At The Back Of The Appliance

    Cleaning and care Metal grille at the back of the appliance The metal grille at the back of the appliance (heat exchanger) should be dusted at least once a year. A build-up of dust will increase the energy consumption of the appliance. When cleaning the grille, make sure that the pipework and other components do not get broken or...
  • Page 26: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Check that the fuse is not defective and that the mains fuse has not When the appliance is sufficiently cold tripped. If it has, contact the Miele inside, the compressor will switch on for Service Department. longer but at a low setting to save energy.
  • Page 27 Problem solving guide . . . the alarm sounds and the . . . "nA" appears in the temperature temperature display flashes. display. The freezer is too warm, because The temperature has risen too high at some point during the last couple of –...
  • Page 28 The safety lock has been activated. 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...
  • Page 29: 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 30: After Sales / Guarantee

    In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, or if the appliance is under guarantee, please contact: – your Miele Dealer or Chartered Agent – the Miele Service Department (see back cover for contact details). When contacting your Dealer/Chartered Agent or Miele, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance.
  • Page 31: 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 (BS 7671 in suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 32: Installation

    Installation Climate range Do not place any appliance which The appliance is designed for use gives off heat, such as a toaster or within certain climate ranges (ambient microwave oven, on top of this temperatures), and should not be used appliance, as this would increase outside this range.
  • Page 33: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance ^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet using the spanner supplied.
  • Page 34: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions FN 12020 S 851 mm 602 mm 611 mm...
  • Page 35: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right hand hinged. If left hand door hinging is required, follow the instructions below. ^ Close the door. ^ Remove cover c and use it to cover the now empty holes on the opposite side.
  • Page 36: Changing Over The Door Handle

    Changing the door hinging Changing over the door handle ^ Turn the handle 180° and fit to the opposite side. ^ Carefully remove cover a and stoppers b from the sides using a ^ First screw it at the side and then in flatheaded screwdriver.
  • Page 40 Alteration rights reserved / 1208 M.-Nr. 07 285 310 / 01 FN 12020 S...

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