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Miele F 1472 Vi Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
with ice/water dispenser
F 1472 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. 9 417 700

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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer with ice/water dispenser F 1472 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 5 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Switching off the ice/water dispenser ............38 Settings mode for the ice/water dispenser .
  • Page 4 Contents Installation ............66 Tools and accessories required .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Control panel for the freezer Access sensor On/Off sensor for the ice/water dispenser Sensor for selecting the temperature in the freezer Sensor for switching off the (X for colder; Y for warmer) temperature or door alarm (only visible when the alarm is On/Off sensor for the Super freeze sounding)
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance Rocker switch for switching the Interior lighting whole appliance on and off Door basket Freezer baskets Ice cube maker Water filter Ice cube container Ice/water dispenser in the door Cover for ice/water dispenser (to Control panel for the ice/water save energy) dispenser Adjustable shelf...
  • 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 This appliance complies with all relevant safety requirements. Improper use can, however, present a risk of both personal injury and material damage. To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance, please read these instructions carefully before installation and before using it for the first time.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use it in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety Before setting up the appliance, check it for any externally visible damage. Do not install and use a damaged appliance. It could be dangerous. If the connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a service technician authorised by the manufacturer to protect the user from danger.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it should be installed in. In the event of a leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up. For every 8 g of coolant at least 1 m of room space is required.
  • Page 12 The appliance must be isolated from the electricity supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.
  • Page 13 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use Rinse the pipework of the ice/water dispenser and also clean the ice/water dispenser thoroughly before using it for the first time. Never handle frozen food or the metal parts of the appliance with wet hands. Your hands may freeze to the frozen food. Danger of frost burn and injury on metal parts.
  • Page 14 Warning and Safety instructions When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are not left in for more than one hour; otherwise they could burst. causing injury or damage. Observe the "use-by" dates given on food to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
  • Page 15 Warning and Safety instructions The appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range. The climate range for your appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance. Installing it in a room with too low an ambient temperature, e.g. a garage, can lead to the appliance switching off for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the required temperature.
  • Page 16: 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 In direct sunlight. sunlight. Not near to a heat source Near to a heat source (radiator, oven). (radiator, oven).
  • Page 17 How to save energy Normal energy consumption Increased energy consumption Drawers, shelves and racks arranged as they were when the appliance was delivered. Placing the cover on the Using the appliance without ice/water dispenser if the the cover on the ice/water ice/water dispenser is not dispenser.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Switching Off

    Switching on and off Further settings You can now – adjust the temperature, or You can select further settings in settings mode. – select the Super freeze function or In settings mode you can select certain – switch the ice/water dispenser on or appliance functions via the control off.
  • Page 20 Switching on and off ^ By touching the X sensor, you can Switching the sensor tone on/off now select whether the sensor tone is The tone which sounds each time a switched on or off: sensor is touched can be deactivated. = 0: Sensor tone switched off = 1: Sensor tone switched on = –: Return to menu...
  • Page 21: Switching Off For Longer Periods Of Time

    Switching on and off Switching off for longer 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, ^ disconnect it from the mains. ^ turn off the stopcock to the water supply (a few hours before you switch off the appliance),...
  • Page 22: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature in the It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the freezer appliance. Micro-organisms will cause food which is not stored at the correct temperature to deteriorate rapidly. Temperature influences the growth rate of these micro-organisms.
  • Page 23: Temperature Range

    The correct temperature Temperature When you have adjusted the temperature, wait for approx. 6 hours (Fahrenheit/Celsius) if the appliance is not very full and The temperature can be displayed in for approx. 24 hours if the appliance degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. is full before checking the temperature display, as it will take this long for the appliance to reach the temperature.
  • Page 24: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature ^ By touching the X sensor, you can Temperature display now set the temperature to be The temperature display on the displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius. † 0: Temperature in Fahrenheit control panel always shows the † 1: Temperature in Celsius required temperature.
  • Page 25: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Switching the temperature Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the alarm off early temperature in the appliance cannot If the noise disturbs you, you can rise unnoticed and to avoid energy switch the alarm off early if you wish.
  • Page 26: Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if the door is left open for more than 5 minutes. The sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off will also light up. The alarm will stop and the sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off will go out as soon as the door is closed.
  • Page 27: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Super freeze Switching off Super freeze Switch on the Super freeze function Depending on the amount of food before putting fresh food into the placed in the freezer, the Super freeze freezer. function will switch off automatically after approx. 52 hours. The sensor is This helps food to freeze quickly and highlighted in white and the appliance retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours...
  • Page 28: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves Moving the door basket The shelves can be adjusted according The door basket can be moved or to the height of the food. totally taken out for loading, unloading and for cleaning. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and ^ Hold the door basket by its frame raise it slightly so that it can be lifted over the catches at the back.
  • Page 29: Freezer Baskets

    Arranging the interior fittings Freezer baskets The freezer baskets can also be removed for cleaning. ^ Pull the freezer basket out as far as it will go. There is a safety catch on the door opening side which needs to be turned to a horizontal position in order to remove the basket.
  • Page 30: 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, check quickly as possible, the maximum –...
  • Page 31: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing – Do not season fresh food 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 32: Defrosting

    Lower and wash the container it was in, the basket basket sink and your hands. Danger of F 1472 Vi 16 kg 16 kg salmonella poisoning. Ensure that meat and fish (e.g mince, ^ Place the food flat in the bottom of...
  • Page 33: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Most vegetables can be cooked while still frozen. Just put straight into boiling water or hot fat. The cooking time is slightly less than that of fresh vegetables due to changes in the cell structure. Never re-freeze partially or fully defrosted food.
  • Page 34: Ice/Water Dispenser

    Ice/water dispenser Rinsing the pipework The ice/water dispenser must be connected to the mains water supply (see "Mains water connection"). ^ Touch the access sensor to highlight Use a suitable container to dispense it in yellow. water and ice cubes into. Danger of glass splinters.
  • Page 35: Switching On The Ice/Water Dispenser

    Ice/water dispenser ^ Close the appliance door. This will activate the rinsing function: Approx. 6 litres of water will now be The ice/water dispenser is now ready to pumped through the pipework. use. You can interrupt the rinsing process at It may take a few seconds after any time to allow you to empty the opening and closing the appliance...
  • Page 36: Chilled Water

    Ice/water dispenser Ice cubes and crushed ice Discard the ice cubes produced during the first 24 hours and do not Remember it can take up to consume any chilled water or 24 hours to produce the first ice ice/crushed ice during this period, cubes.
  • Page 37: System Lock

    Ice/water dispenser System lock If the sensor is flashing, the drip You can use the system lock to prevent tray needs to be emptied and the ice/water dispenser from being dispensing is stopped automatically. used without your knowledge, by children, for example. Mop out the drip tray with a sponge or cloth.
  • Page 38: Switching Off The Ice/Water

    Ice/water dispenser Switching off the ice/water The colour of the other sensors show whether the function associated with dispenser that sensor is switched on (yellow) or switched off (white): The appliance must be disconnected from the mains water De-misting function supply a few hours before the Ice cube separation ice/water dispenser is switched off.
  • Page 39 Ice/water dispenser Ice cube separation Keypad tone To prevent the ice cubes and crushed The tone which sounds each time a ice from freezing together and blocking sensor is touched can be deactivated. the dispensing spout, the spindle in the The appliance is delivered with this ice cube container moves at regular function activated.
  • Page 40: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost This appliance is equipped with a "Frost free" system. The freezer defrosts automatically. The moisture generated by defrosting collects in the condensor and is automatically dissipated by the condensor from time to time. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free, however the food stored in the freezer will not defrost.
  • Page 41: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Make sure that water cannot get into the electronic unit or into the ventilation gaps. 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 to the right-hand side underneath the...
  • Page 42: Ice Cube Container

    Cleaning and care Drip tray Aluminium frames The frames on the shelves inside the The drip tray catches excess water. appliance and on the door baskets are made from aluminium. Aluminium is affected by the way that light falls on it, by the surrounding When the drip tray is full, the symbol environment and by the angle you...
  • Page 43: Ventilation Gaps

    Cleaning and care Ventilation gaps After cleaning ^ The ventilation gaps should be ^ Replace all shelves and accessories cleaned on a regular basis with a in the appliance. brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up ^ Reconnect to the mains and switch of dust will increase the energy the appliance back on.
  • Page 44: Problem Solving Guide

    Contact a qualified electrician or the . . . the compressor runs Miele Service department. continuously. ^ Check the temperature settings. To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when .
  • Page 45 Has the appliance door been open for The water filter will soon need to be longer than 5 minutes? changed. ^ Close the door. ^ You can order a replacement filter from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 46 Problem solving guide . . . the reminder to change the water . . . the ice/water dispenser is not filter indicator flashes red. producing any ice cubes or chilled water. ^ When the reminder to change the ^ Check whether the appliance has water filter flashes red, this indicates that the filter needs to be changed been switched on.
  • Page 47 Problem solving guide ^ Check that ice cubes are not frozen . . . the ice/water dispenser is together in the ice cube container producing too few or misshapen ice and that the dispenser is not cubes or is only dispensing a very blocked.
  • Page 48 Problem solving guide ^ Switch the appliance off by pressing . . . water is pouring out of the the On/Off rocker switch to the right appliance. hand side underneath the control ^ Close the stopcock immediately. panel. ^ Check whether the water pipework ^ Disconnect the appliance from the inside the appliance is damaged.
  • Page 49 If you still cannot remedy the fault then pull it forward and click it into having followed these suggestions, place at the front. please contact the Miele Service Side lighting Department. To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 50: 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. ^ Make sure that you have a spare To ensure the quality of the ice water filter ready to fit.
  • Page 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: 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 55: 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 56 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 57: 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 58: 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 59: Installation Advice

    Should you require further assistance please – 3 cm away from an electric oven or contact your Miele customer service cooker centre. – 30 cm away from an oil- or coal-fired range.
  • Page 60 The weight of the appliance when empty is: F 1472 Vi ....139 kg...
  • Page 61: Floor

    When fully loaded, the approx. weight of the appliance is: F 1472 Vi ....228 kg Door hinging The appliance is supplied with fixed hinges.
  • Page 62: 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 63: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 115°)

    Door front (max. 38 mm)* Door handle* 234 mm F 1472 Vi * The dimensions for the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. Miele recommends using the full door opening angle of 115° for this freezer.
  • Page 64: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width F 1472 Vi 457 mm – 460 mm...
  • Page 65: Laying The Electrical Cabling And The Pipework For The Mains Water Supply

    Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door front dimensions and the pipework for the mains water supply...
  • Page 66: 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 67: Weight Of The Door Front

    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 68: 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 69: Preparing The Niche

    Installation Preparing the niche Keep the door to the appliance closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. Due to the size and weight of the appliance, please ensure that once ^ Do not remove the installation aids secured in the niche, it can no from the appliance door.
  • Page 70: 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 mechanism the building-in niche, preventing the ^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 71 Installation Make sure that the screws are at a For a unit without a back panel depth of at least 19 mm in the floor and side walls of the niche. If the anti-tipping mechanism 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.
  • Page 72: An Alternative Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation ^ Mark the position of the lower edge of An alternative anti-tipping mechanism the wooden beam on the rear wall of the building-in niche. The appliance can alternatively be ^ Select screws of a length depending secured with a wooden beam across on the thickness of the wood.
  • Page 73: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ Secure the edge protector supplied Placing the appliance in the to protect the adjacent furniture niche fronts. If you are installing two appliances ^ Plug in the appliance side by side, now secure the appliances to one another (see the Connection should be made via a instructions for the side-by-side suitable switched socket.
  • Page 74: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation ^ Remove the edge protector from Important: the adjacent furniture fronts. work methodically when adjusting the feet: always alternately left, right, Aligning the appliance etc. ^ Align the appliance with neighbouring furniture fronts. ^ A mark is located on the appliance base.
  • Page 75: 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 76 Installation ^ Open the appliance door. 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 77: Preparing The Furniture Front

    Installation Preparing the furniture front ^ Remove the door basket. ^ Open the appliance door as far as it ^ Measure gap X between the will go. adjusting bar and the upper edge of ^ Unscrew the installation aids the adjacent furniture front. angle trim from the appliance ^ Remove the two nuts from the...
  • Page 78 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 79: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation Securing and aligning the furniture door ^ Press the angle trims on both sides into the white plastic frame, and screw them down securely. Replacement screws for this are supplied in the plastic bag marked with the letter E. ^ Screw the nuts loosely onto the threaded bolts - but do not tighten...
  • Page 80: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers ^ Now attach the covers onto the retaining clips on both sides. ^ Fit the two cover strips to the sides of In the case of side-by-side the appliance door, clicking them into installation, the cover strips are only the space between the appliance required on the outer side.
  • Page 81: Fitting The Plinth Facing

    Installation Fitting the plinth facing Fitting the air separator The air separator at the bottom of the Do not cover the vents in the plinth. ventilation grille separates air entering This could result in damage to the the appliance from that leaving it. appliance.
  • Page 82: Aligning The Ice/Water Dispenser

    Installation Aligning the ice/water dispenser If necessary the depth of the ice/water dispenser can be aligned to line up with the furniture front. Disconnect the appliance from the mains. ^ Remove the drip tray cover and the grille. ^ Push back on the dispenser spout and then pull it downwards to remove ^ Loosen the screws in the back cover.
  • Page 83 Installation Once the drip tray has been removed you can align the position of the ice/water dispenser using the four metal strips. ^ Loosen the screws in the four metal ^ Remove the rear cover. strips. ^ Then insert a screwdriver into one of the four slits and push the ice/water dispenser sideways until it is correctly aligned with the furniture...
  • Page 84: Securing The Ice/Water Dispenser Frame

    Installation Securing the ice/water dispenser frame The word "TOP" is marked on the rear of the frame at the top. With 19 mm thick furniture fronts: ^ Fit the frame onto the ice/water dispenser and press it firmly into position so that it sits evenly with the furniture front.
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