Miele KF 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Manual
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. 09 169 460


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  • 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 To remove the shelf above the MasterFresh drawer ..... . . 34 Small freezer basket ..........34 Large freezer basket with dividing panel .
  • Page 4 Contents Adjoining furniture/units ..........63 Ventilation .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Food symbols for humidity levels in Access sensor the MasterFresh zone Sensor for selecting the refrigerator (left: High humidity; zone right: Low humidity) Sensor for selecting the left-hand On/Off sensor for the Super cool and MasterFresh drawer Super freeze functions Sensor for selecting the right-hand On/Off sensor for the ice cube maker...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance Butter and cheese compartment Switch for switching the whole appliance on and off Adjustable shelves MasterFresh zone Door shelf ice maker Floating deli drawer Water filter Control panel Small freezer basket Humidity filters for the MasterFresh zone Large freezer basket 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

    Keep the appliance door shut dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable until the appliance has been built in for damage resulting from incorrect or and secured in its housing in...
  • Page 9: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children This appliance is not a toy! Do not allow children to play with it, for example to play with the controls, to climb inside the drawers or to swing on the door. Children 8 years and older may use This appliance contains the coolant the appliance only if they have been Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which...
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions The more coolant there is in an Installation, maintenance and appliance, the larger the room it should repairs may only be carried out by a be installed in. In the event of a suitably qualified and competent leakage, if the appliance is in a small person in strict accordance with current room, there is the danger of...
  • Page 11 (e.g. spray cans). Thermostats switching on may Faulty components must only be produce sparks which could present a replaced by genuine Miele original fire hazard. Flammable compounds spare parts. The manufacturer can only could explode. guarantee the safety of the appliance...
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Do not use defrosting sprays or This appliance is designed for use de-icers, as they might contain within certain climate ranges (ambient substances which could damage the temperatures), and should not be used plastic parts or which could cause a outside this range.
  • 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 near to a heat source (radiator, 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 ^ touch the sensor of the selected zone maker on and off will appear on the 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 Switching the sensor tone on/off You can select further settings in The tone which sounds each time a settings mode. sensor is touched can be deactivated. You can also select certain appliance functions via the control panel and adjust the settings.
  • Page 17: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off ^ Leave your finger on the X sensor for Switching off for longer another 4 seconds until c and the Y periods of time sensor also appear in the display. If the appliance is not going to be used for a longer period of time, e.g.
  • 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 flashes 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 sensor for warning system which ensures that the switching the temperature or door temperature in the appliance cannot alarm off in the display will go out again rise unnoticed and to avoid energy as soon as the temperature has being wasted if a door is left open.
  • Page 23: Door Alarm

    Alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if the door or drawer is left open for more than 5 minutes. The sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off button will also light up. The alarm will stop and the sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm in the display will go out again as soon as the door/drawer has been shut...
  • 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 zone.
  • Page 26: Storing Food In The Refrigerator Zone

    Storing food in the refrigerator zone 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 Is Not Suitable For Storing In A Refrigerator

    Storing food in the refrigerator zone 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: Storing Food In The Masterfresh Zone

    Storing food in the MasterFresh zone Humidity level Food is stored at a lower temperature in the MasterFresh zone than in the The humidity level in the MasterFresh refrigerator zone. The humidity in the compartments will depend on MasterFresh zone compartments can also be regulated to suit the food being –...
  • Page 29 Storing food in the MasterFresh zone ^ Touch the sensor for the type of food Foods that prefer a dry atmosphere you wish to store in the MasterFresh include: compartment selected. The correct – fresh fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, humidity level will now be sausages, dairy products and automatically set for the food stored.
  • Page 30 Storing food in the MasterFresh zone Can all types of food be stored together? Do not place all types of food together in one drawer. Some types of food do not store well together. Aromas and flavours can transfer from one type of food to another (e.g.
  • Page 31 Storing food in the MasterFresh zone The following tips may help if you find that food you have stored does not keep well (e.g. food becomes limp or wilts after only being stored for a short time): ^ Only use the appliance for storing fresh food. The condition of the food when it is first placed in the appliance is an important factor in determining how long it stays fresh.
  • Page 32: 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 33: Adjusting The Door Shelves/Bottle Shelf

    Arranging the interior fittings Adjusting the door To avoid damaging the telescopic shelves/bottle shelf runners, make sure that they are The door shelves can be moved when pushed back into the appliance. loading or unloading and for cleaning or they can be removed completely. The dividing panel in the MasterFresh drawer can be removed for cleaning.
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37: 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 38: Defrosting

    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 39: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Cooling drinks To cool drinks quickly, place them in the refrigerator zone, and switch on the Super cool function. If bottles are, however, placed in the freezer zone for rapid cooling, make sure they are not left in for more than one hour, as they could burst.
  • Page 40: Making Ice Cubes

    Making ice cubes lower the temperature, the more ice For the automatic ice cube maker to cubes are produced. 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 41: 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 42: Defrosting

    Defrosting Refrigerator zone and Freezer zone MasterFresh zone This appliance is equipped with a "Frost free" system. The freezer zone defrosts Condensate and frost can build up on automatically. the back wall of the refrigerator zone 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 43: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Make sure that water cannot get into the electronic unit or into the lighting. Do not use steam cleaning apparatus to clean the appliance. ^ Switch the appliance off completely Steam could reach electrical by pressing the On/Off rocker switch components and cause a short on the right side underneath the circuit.
  • Page 44: Ice Cube Container

    Cleaning and care Ice cube container Aluminium frames The frames on 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 45: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Humidity filters The two special humidity filters above the MasterFresh compartments 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 46: Door Seals

    Cleaning and care Door seals Do not use any grease or oil on the door/drawer seals as these will cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous over time. The seals should be cleaned regularly with clean water, and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 47: Problem Solving Guide

    If frequently, or a large amount of fresh it has contact a qualified electrician food has been put in at once for or the Miele Service department. freezing. ^ Check the temperature settings. ^ Check that the door/drawer has been closed properly.
  • Page 48 The water filter will soon need to be Has the door/drawer been open for changed. longer than 5 minutes? ^ You can order a replacement filter ^ Close the door or the drawer. from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 49 Problem solving guide . . . the reminder to change the water Remember it can take up to filter indicator flashes red. 10 hours to produce the first ice ^ Change the water filter. cubes..you cannot switch the ice cube .
  • Page 50 Problem solving guide . . . the ice cube maker is producing . . . the interior lighting is not too few or misshapen ice cubes. working. ^ Check whether there is sufficient Has the appliance door been left open water pressure.
  • Page 51 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 door/drawer while waiting ^ Turn the lamp cover anti-clockwise to for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 52: Water Filter

    Replacement water filters (standard – When the reminder to change the and active charcoal) are available water filter lights up red, this from Miele. indicates that the filter will soon need to be changed. To ensure the quality of the ice...
  • 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. ^ Remove the cap from the old filter cartridge (3).
  • Page 54: To Confirm That The Water Filter Has Been Changed

    Confirm that the filter has been therefore wish to deactivate the changed. reminder to change the water filter, please contact the Miele Service To confirm that the water filter Department. has been changed ^ Place a finger on the water filter change display and leave it there.
  • Page 55: 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 56: 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 57: Mains Water Connection

    This can be extended using an the stopcock. extension hose which is available ^ Ensure that it is screwed into position from the Miele Spare Parts Dept. It must be fitted by a qualified and correctly. competent person. – A stopcock must be provided...
  • Page 58 Mains water connection Before using the appliance for the first Appliances with an opening for feeding time the water inlet pipe should be the hose through: purged of air by a qualified and competent person. – To do so the stainless steel hose should be filled as far as possible with water before being connected to the appliance.
  • Page 59: Fitting The Stainless Steel Hose To The Appliance

    Mains water connection Fitting the stainless steel hose to the appliance When fitting the stainless steel hose, make sure that it is neither kinked nor damaged. ^ Remove cap (1) from the water connection at the front of the appliance. ^ Screw coupling nut (2) on stainless steel hose (3) onto the threaded union.
  • 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 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 The weight of the appliance when empty is: KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi ..206 kg KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi ..225 kg...
  • Page 63: Floor

    When fully loaded, the approx. weight of the appliance is: KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi ..431 kg KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi ..537 kg Door hinging The appliance is supplied with fixed hinges.
  • Page 64: Side-By-Side Installation

    The partition wall must be at least refrigerator or freezer. 16 mm thick. 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 65: 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 the appliance door hits an adjacent wall when opened, for example, the opening angle can be limited to 90°.
  • Page 66: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 90°)

    Installation advice Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) *The dimensions for the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi Door 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)* handle* KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi...
  • Page 67: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi 762 – 765 mm KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi 915 – 918 mm...
  • Page 68 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 69: Installation

    Installation Other Due to the size and weight of the – Step ladder appliance, it is essential that installation is carried out by two – Sack barrow people. – Wooden beams (min. 75 mm x 100 mm) if required, to prevent Tools and accessories tipping;...
  • Page 70: Weight Of The Door/Drawer Fronts

    When built into a peninsular run, the look plinth grilles are available from rear of the building-in niche must be your dealer or the Miele Spare Parts fitted with a kitchen furniture panel. Department. Building-in at the end of a run...
  • Page 71: 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 72: 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 housing. ^ Do not remove the installation aids Due to the size and weight of the from the appliance door/drawer.
  • Page 73: Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation ^ Mark the drilling position onto the Anti-tipping mechanism niche floor, side and back walls The anti-tipping mechanism ensures through the holes in the anti-tipping that the appliance is fixed securely into mechanisms the building-in niche, preventing the ^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 74 Installation If the anti-tipping mechanism For a unit without a back panel supplied cannot be fixed in the niche, the furniture unit must be firmly screwed to the wall behind to prevent the built-in appliance from tipping. For a unit with a back panel ^ screw the unit to the wall behind using a number of suitable angled fixing brackets.
  • Page 75: 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. The appliance can alternatively be ^ Select screws of a length depending secured with a wooden beam across the top of the appliance.
  • Page 76: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ Plug in the appliance Placing the appliance in the niche Connection should be made via a suitable switched socket. The socket If you are installing two appliances should be close to the appliance side by side, now secure the and easily accessible.
  • Page 77: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance Important: ^ Align the appliance with work methodically when adjusting neighbouring furniture fronts. the feet: always alternately left, right, etc. ^ A mark is located on the appliance base. When adjusting the height, this mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm from the floor.
  • Page 78: Securing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ If a wooden beam has been fitted above the appliance to prevent tipping, the appliance height needs to be adjusted to fit snuggly under the wooden beam. Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Pull out the lugs for the side fixing plates ^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates.
  • Page 79 Installation ^ Open the door and drawer. When installing two appliances side by side, the filler strips for the two appliances need to be joined together to form one long strip. ^ Insert the joining peg from the side-by-side kit halfway into the channel in the filler strip for the left-hand appliance.
  • Page 80: Preparing The Furniture Fronts

    Installation Connect the appliance to the water inlet hose (see "Mains water connection"). Preparing the furniture fronts To ensure the correct alignment of the furniture fronts, it is vital to fix the upper furniture door before fixing the lower one. ^ Load the door shelves in the refrigerator door.
  • Page 81 Installation – The fixing frame has several different types of holes to take account of a variety of furniture fronts. – When securing the frame, always screw into the strongest part of the furniture door. – To do this, select screws which are slightly shorter than the thickness of the furniture door.
  • Page 82: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation ^ Press the angle trim on both sides Securing and aligning the into the white plastic frame, and furniture door screw them down securely. ^ Screw the nuts loosely onto the threaded bolts - but do not tighten yet. ^ Close the appliance door and check the distance between the door and neighbouring furniture doors.
  • Page 83 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 84: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers ^ Now attach the covers onto the ^ Fit the two cover strips to the retaining clips on both sides. refrigerator door and freezer drawer, In the case of side-by-side clicking them into the space between installation, the cover strips are only the appliance door/drawer and the required on the outer side.
  • Page 85: Fitting The Plinth Facing

    Installation Fitting the plinth facing Do not cover the vents in the plinth. This could result in damage to 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).
  • Page 86: Fitting The Air Separator

    Installation Fitting the air separator The air separator at the bottom of the ventilation grille 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 / 4511 M.-Nr. 09 169 460 / 00 KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi, KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi...

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