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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12221 S
FN 12421 S
FN 12621 S
FN 12821 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. 09 290 850



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12221 S FN 12421 S FN 12621 S FN 12821 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 Defrosting ............27 Cleaning and care .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button d Lock symbol b Super freeze button e Menu symbol Setting mode for: c Display – the brightness level of the display If the appliance is not operated for – switching the lock on/off some time, the display will revert f Alarm symbol automatically to the brightness level...
  • Page 5 Guide to the appliance a Control panel b Frost-free system c Top freezer drawer, can be used as a freezer tray d Freezer drawers (number will depend on model)
  • Page 6: 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 7: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other usage is not supported by This appliance complies with all the manufacturer and could be relevant safety requirements. dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable Improper use can, however, present for damage resulting from incorrect or a risk of both personal injury and improper use or operation of the material damage.
  • Page 8: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety - disconnect from the mains, - air the room in which the appliance is Before setting up the appliance, located for several minutes and check it for any externally visible - contact the Service Department for damage.
  • Page 9 Faulty components must only be observed and regularly tested and replaced by genuine Miele original where there is any doubt, the spare parts. The manufacturer can only household wiring system should be guarantee the safety of the appliance inspected by a qualified electrician.
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use Do not refreeze thawed or partially thawed food. This appliance is designed for use Defrosted food should be used up as within certain climate ranges (ambient quickly as possible, as food soon loses temperatures), and should not be used its nutritional value and goes off.
  • Page 11: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance Do not operate any electrical equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream Before disposing of an old maker) inside the appliance. Danger of appliance, first make the door latch or sparking and explosion. lock unusable.
  • Page 12: 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 near to a heat source (radiator, Near to a heat source (radiator, oven).
  • Page 13: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Switching off ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and the accessories with lukewarm water and a little washing-up liquid, and then dry with a soft cloth. ^ Press the On/Off button until the Switching on display goes out.
  • Page 14: Customising Settings

    Customising settings Settings mode Altering the brightness of the display Certain settings on the appliance can The display brightness can be adjusted be changed using Settings mode. to suit the lighting conditions of the room. – The Lock can be activated and deactivated There are five different display brightness settings.
  • Page 15: Activating Or Deactivating The Safety Lock

    Customising settings Activating or deactivating the Lock The Lock can be activated to prevent the appliance being switched off by mistake. ^ Press the Temperature button – To activate the Lock repeatedly until the brightness level required is reached. The more fields of the temperature display which light up, the brighter the display.
  • Page 16 Customising settings To come out of Settings mode: ^ Press the Super freeze button briefly ^ Press the On/Off button. to deactivate the Lock function. The Lock symbol will start flashing. ^ Wait for 5 minutes. The -18 °C field in the temperature display will go out.
  • Page 17: 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 selector button of these micro-organisms.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Alarm

    Alarm Your appliance has been fitted with a However, if the temperature in the warning system which ensures that the freezer remains above -18 °C for a temperature in the appliance cannot rise unnoticed and to avoid energy long time, check that the frozen food being wasted if the door is left open.
  • Page 20: Super Freeze

    Super freeze For optimum results switch on the Switching off Super freeze Super freeze function before putting The Super freeze function will switch off fresh food into the 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...
  • Page 21: 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 22: 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 23: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing should be taken as the taste of some spices alters when frozen. Only freeze fresh food which is in a good condition. – Do not place hot food or drinks in the freezer. This causes already frozen Hints on home freezing food to thaw, and increases the energy consumption considerably.
  • Page 24: Before Placing Food In The Freezer Compartment

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer Please note that when removing ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of drawers, the lowest freezer drawer fresh food, switch on the Super must always remain in the freezer. freeze function for some time before When placing food on the glass cold placing the food in the freezer (see...
  • Page 25: Defrosting

    Freezing and storing food Defrosting Never re-freeze partially or fully Frozen food can be defrosted in defrosted food. Consume defrosted different ways: food as soon as possible as it will lose its nutritional value and spoil if – in a microwave oven, left for too long.
  • Page 26: Freezer Tray

    Freezing and storing food Freezer tray 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. ^ Space the food out loosely on the tray.
  • Page 27: Defrosting

    Defrosting This freezer is equipped with a Frost free system. The freezer defrosts automatically. The moisture generated by defrosting settles on the condensor and is automatically dissipated 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

    ^ Switch the appliance off. conditioning agents is available to ^ Disconnect it from the mains. order from Miele or via the internet at ^ Take any frozen food out of the appliance and store it in a cool place.
  • Page 29: Appliance Door, Side Panels

    Cleaning and care Appliance door, side panels The door seal should be cleaned regularly with clean water and then Remove any soiling on the wiped dry with a soft cloth. appliance door and side panels immediately. Metal grille at the back of the If this is not done, it might become appliance impossible to remove and could...
  • Page 30: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele. If having followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the fault, please contact Miele. To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 31 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ Set a warmer The temperature temperature. inside the appliance is too low. You can switch off the Super The Super freeze function is freeze function earlier to still switched on. It will switch itself off save energy: automatically after approx.
  • Page 32 The compressor runs To save energy, the continuously. compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required. ^ Call Miele Service. The Super freeze There is a fault. symbol ª and the temperature display are flashing.
  • Page 33 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy The alarm sounds The temperature inside the The alarm will stop and the and the Alarm appliance is too low. Alarm symbol will go out symbol flashes. when the temperature – The door has been reaches the correct level opened too frequently.
  • Page 34: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Brrrrr... Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise can 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 35: 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 36: Information For Dealers

    Information for dealers Demo mode To deactivate Demo mode ^ Press the On/Off button and the The appliance can be demonstrated in the showroom or at exhibitions in Temperature button at the same time "Demo mode". In this mode the interior for approx.
  • Page 37: 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 38: Installation

    Installation Climate range Do not place any appliance which This 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 39: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance ^ To align the appliance, adjust the feet using a suitable spanner.
  • Page 40: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions FN 12221 S 1250 mm 600 mm 630 mm FN 12421 S 1450 mm 600 mm 630 mm FN 12621 S 1640 mm 600 mm 630 mm FN 12821 S 1840 mm 600 mm 630 mm...
  • Page 41: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right-hand The hinge parts (hinge plate and hinged. If left-hand door hinging is hinge pin) must be sufficiently required, follow the instructions below. tightened otherwise the appliance You will also need the following: door could fall off.
  • Page 42 Changing the door hinging ^ Open the door. ^ Holding the door at the bottom and on the handle side, carefully lift it upwards and off. This will release hinge pin e with washer o out of hinge plate d. If it does not release: ^ Press hinge pin e with washer o out of the hinge plate from below.
  • Page 43 Changing the door hinging ^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, remove spring clamp n from underneath the door and fit it on the opposite side. ^ Pull hinge pin e with washer o out of the door bearing bush from below. ^ Unscrew upper hinge pin k using a Important.
  • Page 44 Changing the door hinging ^ Take the door and guide the upper Refitting the handle door bush onto the upper hinge pin k. 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.
  • Page 45 Changing the door hinging It is important to check that the side section of 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 touches the door seal when the door is opened: ^ Realign mounting plate c with grub...
  • Page 46: Aligning The Appliance Door

    Aligning the appliance door 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 you have to do.
  • Page 47: 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 / 5011 M.-Nr. 09 290 850 / 00 FN 12221 S, FN 12421 S, FN 12621 S, FN 12821 S...

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