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Operating and Installation
Fridge-Freezer Combination
KF 1801 SF
KF 1811 SF
KF 1901 SF
KF 1911 SF
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 09 169 650


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    Operating and Installation Instructions Fridge-Freezer Combination KF 1801 SF KF 1811 SF KF 1901 SF KF 1911 SF en - US, CA To prevent accidents and appliance damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 09 169 650...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....... . . 4 Guide to the Fridge-Freezer combination ......7 Before use .

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    Contents Changing the light bulb ..........31 Water filter .

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electrical Safety When using the appliance, follow basic safety precautions, including Before installation, make sure that the following: the voltage and frequency listed on the data plate correspond with the Read all instructions before household electrical supply. This data installation and use to prevent must correspond to prevent injury and accidents and machine damage.

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    Installation and repair work should not an adequate safeguard. be performed by a Miele authorized service technician. Work by unqualified persons could be dangerous and may This appliance is not designed for void the warranty.

  • Page 6: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS After your appliance is in operation, Never use a steam cleaner to clean do not touch the cold surfaces in the the appliance. Pressurized steam could machine, ice cubes or frozen food, damage electrical components and particularly when hands are damp or cause a short circuit.

  • Page 7: Guide To The Fridge-freezer Combination

    Guide to the Fridge-Freezer combination Hinged door shelf Main switch to turn the appliance On/Off Shelves (height adjustable) SmartFresh drawer Door shelves (height adjustable) Ice maker Floating drawer Water filter Control panel Small freezer basket Humidity filter Large freezer basket Ice cube container...

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    Guide to the Fridge-Freezer combination Control panel Access button "p" Food type(s) to be stored in the activates the control panel SmartFresh drawer (left: high humidity Refrigerator right: low humidity) Left SmartFresh drawer On/Off sensor button for the Right SmartFresh drawer SuperCool function Freezer On/Off sensor button for the ice cube...

  • Page 9: Before Use

    Before use Before using for the first time Turning the appliance On/Off ^ Open the upper appliance door. The stainless steel surface of the appliance is protected with a plastic film, which protects it during shipping. Do not remove this protective film until the appliance has been completely installed.

  • Page 10: Settings

    Settings Using the settings The selected sensor button appears yellow and depending on the zone This appliance is operated with the use selected additional sensor buttons may of touch keys activated by a finger. appear on the control panel. – An available button will appear white. Depending on the zone selected, you –...

  • Page 11: Turning The Button Sound On/off

    Settings Custom settings Turning the button sound On/Off In the custom settings mode you can select and change functions. The If you prefer the buttons to be silent function possibilities are described in when touched, the button sound can be the respective chapters of this manual.

  • Page 12: Turning Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Settings ^ By touching the X button, you can Turning off for longer periods choose between: of time = 0 : Button sound is off If the appliance is not going to be used = 1 : Button sound is on for an extended time (for example, = –...

  • Page 13: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm The appliance is equipped with an Turning the temperature alarm Off alarm system, to ensure that the As soon as the alarm condition is temperature does not rise unnoticed corrected, the alarm signal turns off because of energy loss or open doors. and the affected zone stops flashing in the display.

  • Page 14: Setting The Temperature

    Setting the temperature Setting the temperature in the Temperature range refrigerator and freezer The temperature can be selected within sections the following ranges: The refrigerator and freezer sections – Refrigerator: can be set independently of each other. 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) ^ Touch the access button "p"...

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    Setting the temperature ^ By touching the X button you can Temperature unit select either Fahrenheit or Celsius for (Fahrenheit/Celsius) the temperature display. The temperature can be displayed in † 0: Fahrenheit degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C). † 1: Celsius †...

  • Page 16: Smartfresh Drawers

    SmartFresh drawers Using the SmartFresh drawers The SmartFresh drawers provide the right combination of temperature and humidity. The result is freshness up to three times longer than in the other zones of the refrigerator. ^ Use the sensor button to select the Storage temperatures desired drawer.

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    SmartFresh drawers For optimal storage conditions, it is always best to store similar foods together in one crisper. Foods that are best stored under dry conditions – fresh fish and shellfish, meats, poultry, sausage, dairy products and deli salads. Foods that are best stored under moist conditions –...

  • Page 18: Using The Refrigerator Efficiently

    Using the refrigerator efficiently Different storage zones – fresh bread dough, pastry dough, cake batters, Due to the natural circulation of air in the appliance, there are different – dairy products. temperature zones in the refrigerator. Do not store explosive materials in Cold, heavy air sinks to the lowest the appliance or any products section of the appliance.

  • Page 19: Using The Freezer Efficiently

    Using the freezer efficiently Freezing food Placing food in the freezer Fresh food should be frozen as quickly Food to be frozen can be placed as possible. This helps maintain the anywhere in the freezer section. nutritional value, vitamin content, Use the large freezer basket for large appearance and taste of the food.

  • Page 20: Defrosting

    Using the freezer efficiently Defrosting Cooling drinks quickly Frozen food can be defrosted in To cool drinks quickly, switch on the different ways: SuperCool function. See "SuperCool" for more information. – in a microwave oven, Do not leave bottles in the freezer for –...

  • Page 21: Supercool

    SuperCool When the SuperCool function is Refrigerator: 35°F (2°C) activated, the appliance is cooled as Freezer: -22°F (-30°C) quickly as possible (to a factory-preset The temperature in the appliance now temperature). begins to fall, with maximum cooling in the zone selected. SuperCool Switching off SuperCool When used with the refrigerator the...

  • Page 22: Ice Cube Maker

    Ice cube maker Once the ice cube container is full, the For the automatic ice cube maker to ice cube maker switches off operate, it must be connected to the automatically. household water supply. See "Plumbing". Do not use the ice cube container for rapid cooling of food or drinks.

  • Page 23: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Refrigerator section and Freezer section SmartFresh drawers The freezer section defrosts automatically. The refrigerator and SmartFresh drawers defrost automatically. The moisture generated in the appliance collects in the evaporator. It During normal operation, condensate is automatically defrosted and and frost can form on the rear wall of dissipated by the condenser the refrigerator and drawers.

  • Page 24: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    Adjusting the interior fittings Moving the shelves SmartFresh drawer The shelves can be adjusted according These drawers are set on telescopic to the height of the food. tracks. They can be pulled in and out for loading and unloading, or removed ^ Using both hands, grasp the shelf for cleaning.

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    Adjusting the interior fittings The divider in the drawer can also be removed for cleaning. ^ Remove the drawer. ^ Lift the divider upward and out. To re-insert the divider, slide it back down along the tracks. Important: If the divider is not in place, the SmartFresh drawer will not work properly.

  • Page 26: Removing The Storage Shelf From Above The Drawer

    Adjusting the interior fittings Adjusting the door shelves Removing the hinged door shelf ^ Pull the stops upward and out of the For easier loading, unloading, and cleaning, the door shelves can be shelf, and remove the shelf lid shifted or completely removed. upward.

  • Page 27: Ice Cube Container

    Adjusting the interior fittings Ice cube container Small freezer basket The ice cube container is set on The small freezer basket can be telescopic tracks, and can be removed removed for cleaning. for loading, unloading and cleaning. ^ Slide the basket forward until ^ Slide the container forward until resistance is felt.

  • Page 28: Cleaning And Care

    – eraser sponges, cleaned using a non-abrasive – steam cleaning products. stainless steel cleaner (available from Miele). Glass cleaners may be used to clean the exterior. However do not Only use a mild solution of warm allow them to sit or "puddle", this can water and liquid dish soap to clean cause damage to the surface.

  • Page 29: Cleaning The Interior And Accessories

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Appliance door ^ Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned using a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. ^ To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner for stainless steel can ^ Use the main switch to turn the also be used. Apply sparingly with appliance off completely.

  • Page 30: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care ^ Clean the filters by rinsing them with Humidity filters lukewarm water. The two humidity filters, located above the SmartFresh drawers, must be Do not clean in a dishwasher or removed for cleaning. washing machine. This will damage the filter.

  • Page 31: Changing The Light Bulb

    Cleaning and care After cleaning Changing the light bulb ^ Return all shelves and accessories. The lighting automatically switches off after the door has been open for ^ Place food back in the refrigerator approx. 5 minutes. This is not a fault. section, close the appliance doors, insert the plug in the power outlet After the bulb has cooled for a short...

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    Cleaning and care Side lighting Never touch a halogen bulb with bare fingers. When inserting a glass halogen bulb always hold it with a soft cloth. ^ Turn the light cover counterclockwise and pull out. Never touch a halogen bulb with bare fingers.

  • Page 33: Water Filter

    24 hours. Additional water filters are available – If the appliance or ice maker have from Miele. not been routinely used for several weeks or months, or if the ice cubes have an unpleasant odor, change It is important to change the water the water filter.

  • Page 34: Exchanging The Water Filter

    Water filter Exchanging the water filter Note: Air trapped in the system may cause water and the filter cartridge to eject forcefully. Use caution when removing. ^ Remove the cap from the used filter, ^ Take a new filter cartridge out of the packaging and remove the protective cap.

  • Page 35: Confirming The Filter Change

    Water filter Using an external water filter If your household water supply already has an external water filter installed, leave the standard water filter (bypass ^ After the filter change the filter cartridge) installed in the appliance. indicator in the display still flashes. The change must be be confirmed in the electronic.

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    T rademark /M odel D esignation R eplacement E lements 9000 077095 9000 077104 Miele 07134220 07134220 M anufacturer : Cuno, Incorporated T he water treatment device ( s ) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to S ection...

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    Water filter Performance Data Sheet For Filter Model 07134220 Using Replacement Cartridge 07134220 This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42 and 53.

  • Page 38: Lead Free Certificate

    Lead free certificate This product KF 1801 SF, KF 1811 SF (KIMBM30US) / KF 1901 SF, KF 1911 SF (KIMBM36US) is tested and certified by WQA against ORD0902 for California "lead free" compliance. Miele & Cie. KG Carl-Miele-Straße 29 D-33332 Gütersloh...

  • Page 39: Frequently Asked Questions

    Check that the fuse has Reset the circuit breaker. not tripped. If the breaker trips again the appliance or the outlet may be defective. Contact Miele or a qualified electrician. The temperature is set Check the display. incorrectly. Select a warmer See "Selecting the correct...

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    Frequently asked questions Problems with temperature Issue Possible fault Solution The freezer section is The room temperature is Raise the temperature of too warm. lower than the ambient the room. temperature for which the Operating the appliance appliance is designed. in a room that is too cold will cause the cooling system to switch off for...

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    Possible fault Solution Water is flowing out of Close the shut-off valve immediately. the appliance. Check whether the water Contact Miele Technical pipe in the appliance is Service. defective. Check whether the water Contact a plumber. pressure is too low.

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    The filter display is red. This is a warning that the Order replacement filters water filter needs to be from Miele. changed soon. The filter display is The water filter needs to See "Exchanging the flashing red.

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    The appliance is not turned Check that the appliance is switched on. The water supply line was Contact Miele. not primed (purged of air) before the appliance was used for the first time. Check if: See "Ice Cube Maker"...

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    Frequently asked questions Problems with the ice maker Issue Possible fault Solution The ice cubes are Other domestic appliances Avoid using such items as small. that use water are in a dishwasher, washing operation. machine or shower at the same time. Check whether the water See "Water filter"...

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    Frequently asked questions Problems with the ice maker Issue Possible fault Solution The ice maker is not Check the water Contact a plumber. producing enough ice pressure. The water pressure must be or the ice cubes are misshapen. between 25 and 120 psi (1.72-8.25 bar).

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    Frequently asked questions The appliance is making noises. Issue Possible fault Solution Brrrrr... Humming noise made by the These noises are not a compressor. This noise can get fault. louder for brief periods when the The noise of the motor is switching on. compressor and the coolant circulating in Blubb, blubb...

  • Page 47: After Sales Service

    Miele appliance. Please note that unless expressly approved in writing by the Miele Ser- vice department, Extended Service Contracts offered by other providers for Miele products will not be recognized by Miele.

  • Page 49: Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most current product specification, technical & warranty information. To prevent accidents and machine damage read these instructions before installation or use.

  • Page 50: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of packing materials Disposal of an old appliance The cardboard box and packing Old appliances contain materials that materials are biodegradable and can be recycled. Please contact your recyclable. Please recycle. local recycling center about the possibility of recycling these materials.

  • Page 51: Installation

    Installation Installation site Have the appliance installed by a The appliance should be installed in a qualified technician, according to dry, well-ventilated room. the enclosed installation instructions. Do not install the appliance: - outdoors WARNING - in an environment with dripping This appliance is top-heavy and water must be secured to prevent it from...

  • Page 52: Installation Niche

    See "Niche dimensions". If in doubt, contact Miele. The side walls of the installation cavity Furniture/fixtures must be plumb. The new appliance will be mounted...

  • Page 53: Stainless Steel Panels

    The "Merging Kit" is available from Miele. There are many different installation options. You are limited only by the Contact Miele or your dealer for design of the kitchen. specific information about which combinations will work with your The door hinge cannot be appliance.

  • Page 54: Side Panels

    The "Merging Kit" will also be needed. The "Merging Kit" is available from Miele. Installation with partition without using the "Merging Kit" If there is a partition with a thickness of more than 6 "...

  • Page 55: Adjusting The Door Opening Angle (optional Accessory)

    Installation Adjusting the door opening angle (optional accessory) Depending on the installation site, it may be necessary to adjust the door opening angle to 90°. ^ Open the door. ^ Insert the banking pin through the holes and drive in with a hammer. The door opening angle is now limited to 90°.

  • Page 56: Dimensions

    Dimensions Door dimensions (opening angle 90°) KF 18X1 SF " (829 mm) KF 19X1 SF " (982 mm) Door dimensions (opening angle 115°) KF 18X1 SF 32 " (829 mm) " (363 mm) KF 19X1 SF 38 " (982 mm) 16 "...

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    Dimensions Niche dimensions KF 1801 SF, KF 1811 SF 30 ½" (774.6 mm) 30" (762 mm) KF 1901 SF, KF 1911 SF 36 ½" (927 mm) 36" (915 mm)

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    Dimensions Power supply and water connection 1. Power supply 2. Water connection KF 18X1 SF 15" (381 mm) KF 19X1 SF 18" (458 mm)

  • Page 59: Installing The Appliance

    Installing the appliance Before you begin – Adhesive tape – Multi-grip pliers Read these instructions completely and carefully. – Level Have the appliance installed by a – Tape measure qualified technician, according to the enclosed installation instructions. – Square When fastening the cabinet to the wall behind it (see "Installing the appliance") To reduce the risk of injury or use:...

  • Page 60: Aligning The Housing Unit

    Installing the appliance Aligning the housing unit Check the installation niche To ensure a safe, trouble-free installation and the best possible cosmetic result, check to be sure that the installation space complies with the installation requirements. ^ Check the base (see "Installation"). ^ Check the dimensions of the cavity.

  • Page 61: Remotevision Module Installation

    Installing the appliance RemoteVision module There are transportation safety installation devices inside the appliance to (optional accessory) protect the shelves and storage compartments until installation is Always disconnect the appliance complete. Do not remove them, or from the power supply when parts may be damaged.

  • Page 62: Preparing The Installation Niche

    In that case, repeat the Keep the appliance door closed process. If that does not correct the until it is securely fastened in the problem, contact Miele. niche. Tipping hazard. Because of the size and weight of the appliance, it is essential to...

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    Installing the appliance Mounting Accessories The mounting accessories needed for installing the appliance into the niche are included in the packaging. Several plastic bags are included which are numbered alphabetically. The bag needed for each step will be The distance "D" between the anti-tip marked with its respective letter.

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    Installing the appliance In a cabinet with a back wall ^ Drill pilot holes: – " (3 mm) for 5 x 60 mm wood screws – " (2 mm) for 4 x 15 mm wood screws. ^ screw the back wall of the cabinet in several places directly to the wall behind it.

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    Installing the appliance Securing an alternative anti-tip – The beam must cover the appliance by at least 2" (50.8 mm). device ^ Mark the installation height (lower edge of the beam) on the rear wall of the niche. ^ Select screws according to the thickness of the wooden beam.

  • Page 66: Sliding The Appliance Into The Installation Niche

    Installing the appliance Sliding the appliance into the installation niche If a side-by-side installation is desired, connect the two appliances together. See the Installation Manual included with the "Merging Kit". ^ Open the bottom door. ^ To protect the corners of the installation space, attach the supplied edge protector on both...

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    Installing the appliance ^ To prevent the power cord from becoming caught: Tie a piece of string to the middle of the power cord and feed it forward under the appliance. When sliding the appliance in, pull the cable forward ^ Carefully slide the appliance into the space until the height-adjustable wheels interlock with the anti-tip...

  • Page 68: Aligning The Appliance

    Installing the appliance ^ Unscrew the height-adjustable feet Aligning the appliance until the mark on the base has ^ Align the appliance with the custom reached the indicated guide front. dimension 1 1/4" (32 mm). The guide dimension of 1 1/4" (32 mm) is related to a niche height of 84"...

  • Page 69: Attaching The Appliance To The Installation Niche

    Installing the appliance Attaching the appliance to the installation niche ^ Open the appliance doors. ^ Open the lower appliance door and hand the stainless steel cover on the double-threaded bolts. ^ Screw the nuts onto the double-threaded bolts. ^ Replace the cover strip. ^ Fasten the appliance on the left and right hand sides with the 3 (supplied) wood screws.

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    Installing the appliance Attaching the toe-kick cover The maximum height of the toe-kick cover is 4" (101 mm) from the top of the floor. Do not cover the ventilation slits in the plinth. Risk of damage to the appliance. ^ If required, cut the toe-kick cover to the required length and height.

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    Installing the appliance Mounting the air separator The air separator keeps the supply and exhaust air separate. This prevents warm exhaust air from flowing into the machine, optimizing the energy performance of the unit. ^ If necessary, shorten the three parts of the air separator.

  • Page 72: Plumbing

    Plumbing All plumbing work should be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person, in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations. The water quality must conform to country requirements for drinking water. – The appliance is only suitable for connection to the cold water supply.

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    Plumbing Preparing the water connection For appliances with a hose guide The connection to the household water supply must be installed before the appliance is installed. ^ Turn off the main water valve to prevent damage caused by leaking water. ^ Attach the connecting pipe to the shut-off valve, according to the instructions supplied by the...

  • Page 74: Connecting The Water Supply

    Plumbing ^ Push the union nut and seal onto the Connecting the water supply water pipe. When connecting the water pipe to ^ Push the end of the water pipe into the solenoid valve of the appliance, the appliance connection and screw follow the instructions supplied by on the union nut, 3.

  • Page 75: Electrical Connection

    If there are any questions regarding the electrical connection of this appliance to the power supply, please consult a licensed electrician or call the Miele Technical Service. U1-800-999-1360 V1-800-565-6435...

  • Page 76: Remotevision (optional Accessory)

    'virtual link' between your following requirements appliance and our monitoring center. If – A wireless router that supports an a fault occurs, Miele's client service IEEE 802.11b protocol center will be notified and contact you, ® or another trusted individual identified –...

  • Page 77: Accessing The Remotevision Control Panel

    RemoteVision (optional accessory) ^ Tap the X button until ; appears in Accessing the RemoteVision the display. control panel ^ Touch the access button "p" to confirm. See the table on the following page for a description of each setting in the ^ Touch the access button "p"...

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    RemoteVision (optional accessory) MasterCool control panel options for RemoteVision Status indicators Description of function Flashing ; ~ Module booting phase Flashing ; ‡ Not connected to network Flashing ; | Connection to network established, no IP address assigned Solid Connected to network Flashing ;...

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