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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12827 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. 07 681 990



  Summary of Contents for Miele FN 12827 S

  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12827 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 Metal grille at the back of the appliance ....... . 25 Problem solving guide .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button d Super freeze button and indicator light b Temperature selector button e Alarm off button and c Temperature display indicator light a Frost free system b Shallow freezer drawer c 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 the accessories with lukewarm water or, to save space, in the shallow freezer and a little washing-up liquid, and drawer.
  • Page 13: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the appliance. Micro-organisms will cause food which is not stored at the correct temperature to deteriorate rapidly. Temperature influences the growth rate ^ Press the temperature button of these micro-organisms.
  • Page 14: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the required temperature. The temperature can be adjusted from: -15 °C to -32 °C The temperature display will flash if – the temperature in the appliance is not within the possible temperature range, –...
  • Page 15: Alarm

    Alarm Activating the alarm system Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the The alarm system is always active. It temperature in the freezer cannot rise does not have to be switched on unnoticed. An alarm will sound, and the manually.
  • Page 16: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Switch the Super freeze function on Switching off Super freeze before putting fresh food into the The Super freeze function will switch off freezer. automatically after approx. 65 hours. This helps food to freeze quickly and The indicator light will go out and the retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours appliance will run at normal power and appearance.
  • Page 17: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Isolation plate To ensure that fresh food placed in the (depending on model, available as an freezer freezes through to the core as optional accessory) quickly as possible, the maximum The isolation plate is used to isolate freezing capacity must not be freezer drawers which you do not wish exceeded.
  • Page 18: Storing Frozen Food

    Freezing and storing food Storing frozen food Do not store food in the "inactive" When buying frozen food to store in drawers. The temperature is not your freezer, check controlled in these drawers and food stored in them would soon –...
  • Page 19: 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 20: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer Each drawer and glass cold plate ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of can be loaded with a maximum of fresh food, switch on the Super 25 kg. freeze function for some time before If you remove a freezer drawer make placing the food in the freezer (see sure that you do not block the...
  • Page 21: Ice Cubes

    Freezing and storing food Freezer tray Never re-freeze partially or fully The freezer tray is useful for freezing defrosted food. Consume defrosted small items such as berries and food as soon as possible as it will vegetables. They can be frozen lose its nutritional value and spoil if individually and therefore maintain their left for too long.
  • Page 22: Cool Pack

    Freezing and storing food Cool pack The cool pack prevents the temperature in the freezer rising too quickly in the event of a power cut. Place the cool pack in the upper drawer directly on top of food, or in the freezer tray to save space.
  • 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 is available from Use warm water with a little washing-up the Miele UK Spare Parts liquid. Wash all accessories and Department or via the internet at 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 freezing. and that the mains fuse has not ^ Check that the door has been closed tripped. If it has, contact the Miele properly. Service Department..the compressor runs continuously.
  • Page 27 There is a fault. Call the Service If you still cannot remedy the fault Department. having followed these suggestions, please contact the Miele Service . . . the Super freeze indicator light Department. does not light up, even though the appliance is working.
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: Installation

    Should you (depending on model) require further assistance please This appliance offers two positions for contact your Miele customer service fitting the handle. When installed in a centre. side-by-side situation you must use the top position so that the handle aligns Climate range with that of the neighbouring appliance.
  • Page 32: Installation

    Installation Ventilation Air at the back of the appliance gets warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation, the ventilation gaps must not be covered over. The air inlet and outlet must not be covered or blocked in any way. They should be dusted on a regular basis.
  • Page 33: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions FN 12827 S 1850 mm 600 mm 630 mm...
  • Page 34: Installing In A Side-By-Side Combination

    However, this appliance has side wall spanners, a torque screwdriver and heating, and can be installed a socket wrench. side-by-side with certain other Miele ^ Before starting, peel off any appliances. protective foil from the appliance Your dealer will be able to advise casing.
  • Page 35 Installing in a side-by-side combination ^ Close the doors to check whether the door handles are correctly aligned with one another. The top of both appliances must be the same height. If they are not, the covers will not fit properly. ^ Push the two appliances together, and align them again.
  • Page 36 Installing in a side-by-side combination ^ Position wide brackets h at the top ^ Position the long stainless steel trim and bottom on the back, and push j in the gap, making sure that it is the top bracket upwards until it is in located above bracket c.
  • Page 37 Installing in a side-by-side combination ^ Refit cover. ^ Push short trim k into the gap at the top of the appliances. Make sure that Please align the handles on both the gap in the trim faces the front. doors if necessary. See "Changing The trim must sit flush with the top of the door hinging".
  • Page 38: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging To change the door hinging you will need the following tools: – a cross-slotted screwdriver, – a flat-bladed screwdriver, – a selection of Torx screwdrivers, – a spanner. Two people are needed for changing the door hinging. Removing the door handle ^ Pull door handle a towards you.
  • Page 39 Changing the door hinging ^ Then fit cover e from the front over Changing over the door retaining plate f, and slide it over to ^ Close the appliance door. the right. The writing must be visible. ^ Remove cover g, then rotate it by 180°...
  • Page 40 Changing the door hinging ^ Remove cover a by pulling it ^ Screw hinge plate e into position on forwards. the opposite side using the two outer ^ With the help of another person, long slots only. Do not use the middle hole because you will not be able to carefully tilt the appliance backwards align the door later on.
  • Page 41 Changing the door hinging Refitting the handle Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when you refit the handle. The door seal will be damaged if the handle is fitted incorrectly. ^ Fit hinge plate c onto the opposite side and secure it with screws d.
  • Page 42 Changing the door hinging It is important to check that the side section of the handle d does not come into contact with the door seal when opening the door, as this would damage the door seal permanently. If, after you have refitted the handle, you find that the side section does touch the door seal when the door is opened:...
  • Page 43: Aligning The Appliance

    Aligning the appliance The appliance door can be aligned to the housing using the outer long slots in the lower hinge plate. In the following illustration the door is not shown in the closed position to make it easier to see what happens next.
  • Page 44: Building In The Appliance

    Building in the appliance The air inlet and outlet must not be covered or blocked in any way. They should be dusted on a regular basis. When built into a kitchen run (max. depth 580 mm) the appliance can be installed directly next to a kitchen furniture housing unit.
  • Page 48 Alteration rights reserved / 4709 M.-Nr. 07 681 990 / 01 FN 12827 S...