Miele KF 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Manual

Miele KF 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Manual

Frost free fridge freezer with masterfresh zone and ice cube maker
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Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
with MasterFresh zone
and ice cube maker
KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi
KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 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. 07 538 100


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Summary of Contents for Miele KF 1801 Vi

  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge freezer with MasterFresh zone and ice cube maker KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi en - GB, HK To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 5 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Arranging the interior fittings ........31 Moving the shelves .
  • Page 4 Contents Mains water connection ......... . . 58 Notes on connecting to the mains water supply .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance g Symbols for food that requires a a Access sensor moist atmosphere in the MasterFresh b Sensor for selecting the refrigerator zone zone h Symbols for food that requires a dry c Sensor for selecting the left-hand atmosphere in the MasterFresh zone MasterFresh drawer i On/Off sensor for the Super cool and...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Butter and cheese compartment g Switch for switching the whole appliance on and off b Adjustable shelves h MasterFresh zone c Door shelf i Water filter d Floating deli drawer j Small freezer basket e Control panel k Large freezer basket f Humidity filters for the MasterFresh l Ice cube container...
  • 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 legal domestic use only for the cool storage safety requirements. Improper use of food and drinks as well as for storing can, however, present a risk of both deep frozen food, freezing fresh food personal injury and material...
  • Page 9: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Please bear in mind that by system are damaged. Leaking removing the dividing panel in the large refrigerant can damage the eyes. freezer basket, children may be In the event of any damage: tempted to climb inside. THIS COULD –...
  • Page 10 Otherwise the guarantee will be invalidated. Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original The manufacturer cannot be held spare parts. The manufacturer can only liable for damage caused by a faulty guarantee the safety of the appliance connection to the mains water supply.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions This appliance may only be used in Do not store explosive materials in mobile installations such as ships, if a the appliance or any products risk assessment of the installation has containing propellants (e.g. spray been carried out by a suitably qualified cans).
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Do not use defrosting sprays or Never use a steam-cleaning de-icers, as they might contain appliance to defrost or clean this substances which could damage the appliance. Steam could reach the plastic parts or which could cause a electrical components and cause a build-up of gases and pose a danger to short circuit.
  • 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 deselect a zone The sensor for switching the ice cube maker on and off will appear on the ^ touch the sensor of the selected zone right in the control panel (only visible if again so that it is highlighted in white, the freezer zone has been selected).
  • 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 for the different functions are zone so that it is highlighted in described in more detail in the relevant yellow.
  • Page 17: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off ^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until ; Switching off for longer appears in the display. periods of time If the appliance is not going to be used for a longer period of time, e.g. whilst on holiday: ^ switch the appliance off, ^ Touch the access sensor.
  • 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: Setting The Temperature In The Refrigerator/Freezer Zones

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature in the If the highest or lowest temperature that it is possible to set is reached, the X or refrigerator/freezer zones Y sensor will disappear from the The temperatures in the refrigerator and display. freezer zones are set independently of one another.
  • Page 20: Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

    The correct temperature Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius) The temperature can be displayed in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly until † appears in the display. ^ Touch the access sensor again. ^ By touching the X sensor, you can now set the temperature to be ^ Touch the access sensor so that it is displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
  • Page 21: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the required temperature. The temperature displays flash if – a different temperature is being set, – the temperature in the appliance has risen by several degrees, indicating that the appliance is warming up too much.
  • Page 22: Alarm

    Alarm Your appliance has been fitted with a The alarm will stop and the Alarm off warning system which ensures that the sensor in the display will go out again temperature in the appliance cannot as soon as the temperature has rise unnoticed and to avoid energy dropped down to the correct level being wasted if a door is left open.
  • Page 23: Door Alarm

    Alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if a door is left open for more than 5 minutes. The Alarm off button will also light up. The alarm will stop and the Alarm off sensor in the display will go out again as soon as the door has been shut again.
  • Page 24: Super Cool And Super Freeze

    Super cool and Super freeze Super cool Switching off Super cool The Super cool function can be used to The Super cool function will switch itself rapidly reduce the temperature in the off automatically after approx. 6 hours. refrigerator to its lowest setting The sensor is highlighted in white and (depending on the room temperature).
  • Page 25: Super Freeze

    Super cool and Super freeze Super freeze The appliance will now operate at full power to lower the temperature in the Switch the Super freeze function on freezer zone, and the newly set before putting fresh food into the temperature of -30 °C will show in the freezer section.
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: Storing Food In The Masterfresh Zone

    Using the refrigerator efficiently Storing food in the MasterFresh zone Depending on your selection, the MasterFresh zone will achieve the The MasterFresh drawer is divided into optimum humidity level for the food you two areas that can be used for storing are storing.
  • Page 30 Using the refrigerator efficiently For example: Broccoli should not be Take food out of the MasterFresh stored with apples, as apples produce zone approx. 30 - 60 minutes before a large amount of natural gas to which using it. The aroma and taste do not broccoli is very sensitive.
  • Page 31: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves The MasterFresh drawer The shelves can be adjusted according The MasterFresh drawer sits on to the height of the food. telescopic runners, and can be fully pulled out for loading and unloading. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and raise it slightly so that it can be lifted For cleaning, the MasterFresh drawer over the catches at the back.
  • Page 32 Arranging the interior fittings Adjusting the door To avoid damaging the telescopic shelves/bottle shelf runners, make sure that they are pushed back into the appliance. The dividing panel in the MasterFresh drawer can be removed for cleaning. ^ Take the MasterFresh drawer out of the appliance completely.
  • Page 33: To Remove The Shelf Above The Masterfresh Drawer

    Arranging the interior fittings Small freezer basket For the purposes of loading and unloading or to clean, the containers The small basket can be removed for can be removed from their frame cleaning. completely. ^ Pull the small basket out as far it will To remove the container in the top door shelf from its frame, To prevent children from hurting...
  • Page 34: Large Freezer Basket With Dividing Panel

    Arranging the interior fittings Large freezer basket with To replace the dividing panel dividing panel ^ Place the fittings in an upright position, and locate the dividing The large basket can be removed for panel in the fittings so that you hear it cleaning.
  • Page 35: 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 section, check quickly as possible, the maximum –...
  • Page 36: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before Only freeze fresh food which is in a freezing. Only season cooked food good condition. lightly before freezing, but care should be taken as the taste of some Hints on home freezing spices alters when frozen.
  • Page 37: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    Small Large basket basket Fruit should be defrosted at room temperature in its packaging, or in a KF 1801 Vi, 14 kg 33 kg covered bowl. KF 1811 Vi Most vegetables can be cooked while KF 1901 Vi,...
  • Page 38: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Cooling drinks To cool drinks quickly, place them in the refrigerator section, and switch on the Super cool function. If bottles are, however, placed in the freezer section for rapid cooling, make sure they are not left in for more than one hour, as they could burst.
  • Page 39: Making Ice Cubes

    Making ice cubes The ice cube maker can make up to For the automatic ice cube maker to 110 ice cubes in 24 hours. operate it must be connected to the After the appliance is switched on for mains water supply (see "Mains the first time it can take up to 10 hours water connection").
  • Page 40: Switching Off The Ice Cube Maker

    Making ice cubes Switching off the ice cube maker The appliance must be disconnected from the mains water supply a few hours before the ice cube maker is switched off. The ice cube maker can be switched off independently of the freezer if you do not want the appliance to make any ice cubes.
  • Page 41: Defrosting

    Defrosting Refrigerator section and Freezer section MasterFresh zone This appliance is equipped with a "Frost free" system. The freezer section Condensate and frost can build up on defrosts automatically. the back wall of the refrigerator section and the MasterFresh zone whilst in use. The moisture generated in the You do not need to remove this, as it appliance collects on the condenser...
  • Page 42: 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 43: Ice Cube Container

    Cleaning and care Ice cube container Aluminium frames The frames to the shelves inside the The ice cube container sits on appliance and in the door are made telescopic runners, and can be fully from aluminium. extended for loading and unloading. Aluminium is affected by the way that For cleaning, the ice cube container light falls on it, by the surrounding...
  • Page 44: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Humidity filters The two special humidity filters above the MasterFresh drawer have to be removed for cleaning. ^ Take off the filter mat. ^ Clean the filter mat in lukewarm water ^ Pull out the MasterFresh drawer and without any detergent.
  • Page 45: Door Seals

    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 46: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Check that the fuse is not defective ^ The refrigerator door or the freezer and that the mains fuse has not tripped. If it has, contact the Miele drawer has been opened too frequently, or a large amount of fresh Service Department.
  • Page 47 ^ You can order a replacement filter drawer been open for longer than 5 seconds? from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department. ^ Close the door or the drawer..the reminder to change the water .
  • Page 48 Problem solving guide . . . the ice cube maker is not . . . the ice cube maker is only producing any ice cubes. producing small ice cubes. ^ Check whether the appliance has ^ Are other appliances that are been switched on.
  • Page 49 If it ^ Disconnect the appliance from the is, call the Miele Service Department. mains. Switch off at the wall and ^ Check whether there is sufficient withdraw the plug from the socket, or disconnect the mains fuse or remove water pressure.
  • Page 50 Side lighting electricity supply and switch it on. 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 doors while waiting for the ^ Turn the lamp cover anti-clockwise to appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 51: Water Filter

    Water filter To activate the reminder to The appliance is supplied with a stan- dard water filter that filters mains water change the filter for making ice cubes. When the appliance is used for the first You can replace this with an active time, the reminder to change the filter charcoal filter which improves the taste needs to be activated so that the...
  • Page 52 The reminder to change the filter has filter (the standard filter or the active now been activated. charcoal filter) from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts ^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until Department. ^ – appears in the display.
  • Page 53: To Change The Water Filter

    Water filter To change the water filter Air in the system can cause water to gush out and the filter to spring out when it is removed. Take great care, therefore, when changing the filter. ^ Push the filter cartridge back into the opening, ensuring that it is straight (5).
  • Page 54: To Confirm The Filter Has Been Changed

    Water filter ^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for To confirm the filter has been another 4 seconds until the and the changed Y sensors also appear in the display. The reminder to change the filter ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly continues to flash.
  • Page 55: When To Deactivate The Reminder To Change The Water Filter

    Water filter ^ Touch the X sensor repeatedly until When to deactivate the ; appears in the display. reminder to change the water filter ^ Touch the access sensor. If the household water supply is already You have now left settings mode. fitted with a water filter, the reminder to The reminder to change the filter will change the water filter can be...
  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58: Mains Water Connection

    This can be extended using an Important - GB: Connect the extension hose which is available non-return valve (supplied) to the from the Miele Spare Parts Dept. It stainless steel hose. must be fitted by a qualified and competent person.
  • Page 59: Fitting The Stainless Steel Hose To The Appliance

    Mains water connection Fitting the stainless steel hose Before using the appliance for the first time the water inlet pipe should be to the appliance purged of air by a qualified and competent person. When fitting the stainless steel hose, make sure that it is neither kinked –...
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62: Floor

    KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi ..431 kg and connected in accordance with KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi ..537 kg these operating and installation instructions.
  • Page 63: 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 64: 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 65: 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. KF 18x1 Vi 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm) Door handle KF 19x1 Vi 982 mm Door front (max.
  • Page 66: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi 762 mm KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi 915 mm...
  • Page 67 Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door/drawer front dimensions and the pipework for the mains water supply KF 1801 Vi, 1354 KF 1811 Vi KF 1901 Vi, 1354 KF 1911 Vi...
  • Page 68: Installation

    100 mm) if required, to prevent thickest part of the furniture fronts. tipping; length depends on width of housing Stainless steel fronts – Wood screws in various sizes Stainless steel fronts are available from your dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 69: Weight Of The Door/Drawer Fronts

    KF 1801 Vi, The size of the side panel must match KF 1811 Vi that of the furniture panel opposite. KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi...
  • Page 70: Aligning The Housing Unit

    Installation Aligning the housing unit Checking the building-in niche – The building-in dimensions now need to be checked. – Check the position of the electrical and plumbing connections (see "Electrical connection" and "Mains water connection"). – Check that all surrounding furniture/units are securely fixed to the wall.
  • Page 71: Preparing The Niche

    Installation The appliance can be rolled along the floor using the wheels at the back. Preparing the niche Keep the door and drawer to the appliance closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. ^ Do not remove the installation aids from the appliance door/drawer.
  • Page 72: 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 73: 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 building-in 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 74: 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 75: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance ^ A mark is located on the appliance plinth. 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 76: 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 depth. into the furniture/units above the appliance.
  • Page 77 Installation 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 ^ Open the door and freezer drawer to side-by-side kit halfway into the the appliance, and remove the large channel in the trim for the left-hand freezer basket.
  • Page 78: Preparing The Furniture Fronts

    Installation Preparing the furniture fronts To ensure the correct alignment of the furniture fronts, it is vital to fix the furniture door to the refrigerator before fixing the drawer front to the freezer. ^ Load the door shelves in the refrigerator door.
  • Page 79 Installation Please note: when attaching the frame onto two cassette doors, ^ Mark gap X on the inside of the furniture front. The frame must be fixed to the ^ Similarly, locate and mark the appliance by the outer frame - do midpoint Y on the furniture front.
  • Page 80: 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 81 Installation When fitting the drawer front, bear in The fixing brackets are used to secure mind the gap between the drawer and the furniture fronts to the freezer drawer door fronts: at the bottom. ^ Open the freezer drawer as far as it will go.
  • Page 82: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers ^ Now attach the covers onto the retaining clips on both sides. ^ Fit the two cover strips to both sides In the case of side-by-side of the refrigerator door and freezer installation, the cover strips are only drawer, clicking them into the space required on the outer side.
  • Page 83: Fitting The Plinth Facing

    Installation Fitting the plinth facing 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). ^ Fit the cover to the light contact switch, so that it clicks into place as shown.
  • Page 84: 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. ^ Clip the air separator to the left and ^ If necessary the three parts of the air right of the partition in the exhaust separator can be shortened to the...
  • Page 88 Alteration rights reserved / 4209 M.-Nr. 07 538 100 / 06 KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi, KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi...

This manual is also suitable for:

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