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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezers
FN 4693 S
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 06 498 980



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezers FN 4693 S To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential to read these operating instructions before it is installed or used for the first time. M.-Nr. 06 498 980...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 3 Contents Ice cubes ............25 Cooling drinks .
  • Page 4: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance a Safety lock indicator light d Controls for setting the temperature Left hand button: warmer b On/Off button Right hand button: colder c Temperature display e Super freeze button and indicator light f Alarm off button...
  • Page 5 Description of the appliance a Lighting b Frost free system c Freezer tray d Freezer drawers with freezer calendar e Marker system for frozen food...
  • Page 6: Miele{Home

    Miele{home Optional accessory The Miele|home system gives you the ability to check information about your appliance at any time. For example, if a temperature alarm, power cut or other fault message occurs, this information will be relayed directly to the Miele|home system.
  • Page 7: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Please ensure that the appliance presents no danger to children while The transport and protective packing being stored for disposal. has been selected from materials which are environmentally friendly for It should be unplugged or disposal, and can normally be...
  • Page 8: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety This appliance complies with all This appliance contains the coolant relevant legal safety requirements. Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas Improper use can, however, present which is environmentally friendly. a risk of both personal injury and Although it is flammable, it does not material damage.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Before connecting the appliance to Installation work, maintenance and the mains supply, make sure that repairs may only be carried out by the rating on the data plate suitably qualified and competent corresponds to the voltage and persons in accordance with national frequency of the household supply.
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products Never handle frozen food with wet containing propellants (e.g. spray hands. Your hands may freeze to cans). Thermostats switching on may the frozen food. Danger of frost burn. produce sparks which could present a Do not take ice cubes out with your fire hazard.
  • Page 11: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

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

    How to save energy Normal energy consumption Increased energy 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 13 How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Defrosting Defrost the freezer when a layer of A layer of ice hinders the cold ice one centimetre thick has built from reaching the frozen food, and causes an increase in energy consumption.
  • Page 14: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time The cooling system is switched off. (If this does not happen, the safety lock is ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and still activated). the accessories with warm water and a little washing up liquid, and then Safety lock dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 15: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off ^ Press the On/Off button to come out of the setting mode. The electronics will then switch over to normal operation after a couple of minutes. Switching off for longer periods of time If the appliance is not going to be used for a longer period of time, e.g.
  • Page 16: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Temperature selection It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the Use the two buttons underneath the appliance. Micro-organisms will cause temperature display to set the food which is not stored at the correct temperature for the freezer.
  • Page 17: 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 18 The correct temperature ^ Press one of the temperature selector buttons repeatedly until an appears in the display. ^ Press the Super freeze button again. lights up in the temperature display. ^ You can now adjust the level of brightness by pressing the temperature selector buttons.
  • Page 19: Alarm

    Alarm Switching on 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 and to avoid energy being manually.
  • Page 20: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Freezing fresh food Switching on Super freeze Fresh food should be frozen as quickly When freezing small quantities of food as possible. This way the nutritional in the freezer, the Super freeze function value of the food, its vitamin content, should be switched on 6 hours appearance and taste are not impaired.
  • Page 21: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Do not store food in the "inactive" To ensure that fresh food placed in the drawers. The temperature is not freezer freezes through to the core as controlled in these drawers and food quickly as possible, the maximum stored in them would soon freezing capacity must not be...
  • Page 22: Storing Frozen Food

    Freezing and storing food Storing frozen food Home freezing When buying frozen food to store in Only freeze fresh food which is in a your freezer, check good condition. – that the packaging is not damaged, Hints on home freezing –...
  • Page 23: Packing

    Freezing and storing food ^ Make a note of the contents and the – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before date of freezing on the packaging. freezing. Only season cooked food lightly before freezing but care Before placing food in the freezer should be taken as the taste of some ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of spices alters when frozen.
  • Page 24: Freezer Calendar

    Freezing and storing food month the food was first placed in the When freezing, make sure that food freezer. already frozen does not come into contact with fresh food being frozen Defrosting as this could cause the frozen food Frozen food can be defrosted in to begin to defrost.
  • Page 25: Ice Cubes

    Freezing and storing food Ice cubes Freezer tray (with or without release button (depending on model) depending on model) The freezer tray is useful for freezing small items such as berries and vegetables. They can be frozen individually and therefore maintain their shape when defrosted.
  • Page 26: 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 to save space on the freezer tray.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Cleaning And Care

    E-cloth Never use cleaning agents A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from containing abrasive substances the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, such as sand, soda, acids or which is suitable for cleaning surfaces chemical solvents. such as stainless steel, glass, plastic "Non-abrasive"...
  • Page 29: Ventilation Gaps

    Cleaning and care Ventilation gaps After cleaning ^ The ventilation gaps should be ^ Close the appliance door, insert the cleaned regularly with a brush or plug in the socket and switch the vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust appliance back on. will increase the energy consumption ^ Switch on the Super freeze function of the appliance.
  • Page 30: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Check that the fuse is not defective . . . the compressor is running and that the mains fuse has not constantly blown. If it has, contact the Miele Ser- vice Department. When the appliance is sufficiently cold inside, the compressor will switch on for .
  • Page 31 Problem solving guide . . . the alarm sounds and the . . . "nA" appears in the temperature temperature display flashes. display. ^ Has the appliance door been open The temperature has risen too high at for longer than 60 seconds? some point during the last couple of days because of a power cut.
  • Page 32 ^ Screw the new lamp into the connection. 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 33: 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 34: Service Department

    In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, or if the appliance is under guarantee, please contact: – Your Miele Dealer – The Miele Service Department (see back cover for address). When contacting your Dealer or the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance.
  • Page 35: 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 accordance with local and is lost, the plug must not be used until a national safety regulations.
  • Page 36: Installation

    Installation Ventilation Do not place any appliance which Air at the back of the appliance gets gives off heat, such as a toaster or warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation, microwave oven, on top of this the ventilation gaps must not be appliance, as this would increase covered over.
  • Page 37: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging ^ Remove the cover caps from the The appliance is supplied right-hand hinged. If left-hand door hinging is opposite side, and fit them into the required, follow the instructions below. empty holes. Removing the door handle: Changing over the door: ^ Open the appliance door.
  • Page 38 Changing the door hinging In the following illustration the door is not shown in the closed position to make it easier to see what happens next. ^ Open the door, tilt it downwards and take it off. Take care not to lose washer a.
  • Page 39 Changing the door hinging Refitting the handle: It is important to check that the side section of the handle d does not Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when come into contact with the door seal you refit the handle. The door seal when opening the door, as this will be damaged if the handle is would damage the door seal...
  • Page 40 Alteration rights reserved / 3105 M.-Nr. 06 498 980 / 02 en - GB FN 4693 S...