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Miele FN 12540 S Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12540 S
FN 12740 S
FN 12940 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. 09 275 440



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12540 S FN 12740 S FN 12940 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 Problem solving guide ..........26 Noises .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button d Super freeze button and indicator light b Temperature selector button e Alarm off button and indicator light c Temperature display a Lighting b Frost-free system c Freezer drawers (number will depend on model)
  • Page 5: 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 6: 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 7: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it should Before setting up the appliance, be installed in. In the event of a check it for any externally visible leakage, if the appliance is in a small damage.
  • Page 8 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 9 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Switching off ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and ^ Press the On/Off button until the the accessories with lukewarm water temperature display goes out. and a little washing-up liquid, and All the displays will go out and the then dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 13: 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 button of these micro-organisms.
  • Page 14: 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 15: Alarm

    Alarm Activating the alarm system Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the The alarm system is always active. It temperature in the freezer cannot rise does not have to be switched on unnoticed. An alarm will sound, and the manually.
  • Page 16: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Switch the Super freeze function on Switching off Super freeze before putting fresh food into the The Super freeze function will switch off 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 and appearance.
  • Page 17: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Isolation plate To ensure that fresh food placed in the (available as an optional accessory) freezer freezes through to the core as The isolation plate is used to isolate quickly as possible, the maximum freezer drawers which you do not wish freezing capacity must not be to use, and thus save energy.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing lightly before freezing, but care should be taken as the taste of some Only freeze fresh food which is in a spices alters when frozen. good condition. – Do not place hot food or drinks in the Hints on home freezing freezer.
  • Page 20: Before Placing Food In The Freezer Compartment

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer Please note that when removing compartment drawers, the lowest freezer drawer ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of must always remain in the freezer. fresh food, switch on the Super When placing food on the glass cold freeze function for some time before plate make sure it does not obstruct...
  • Page 21: Freezer Calendar

    Freezing and storing food Freezer calendar Defrosting The freezer calendar on the freezer Frozen food can be defrosted in drawer gives the length of time in different ways: months which various foods can be – in a microwave oven, stored for effectively. –...
  • Page 22: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Never re-freeze partially or fully defrosted food. Consume defrosted food as soon as possible as it will lose its nutritional value and spoil if left for too long. Defrosted food may only be re-frozen after it has been cooked.
  • Page 23: 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 24: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care – sharp metal scrapers. A range of Miele cleaning and conditioning agents is available from Before cleaning the Miele UK Spare Parts ^ Switch the appliance off. Department or via the internet at ^ Disconnect it from the mains. Switch...
  • Page 25: Door Seal

    Cleaning and care Door seal Do not use any oils or grease on the door seal. These will cause the seal to deteriorate and become porous over time. The door seal should be cleaned regularly with clean water and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 26: Problem Solving Guide

    Contact a qualified . . . the compressor runs continuously. electrician or Miele. ^ To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when . . . the door will not open because it less cooling is required.
  • Page 27 Problem solving guide . . . the alarm sounds and the alarm . . . the interior lighting is not indicator light flashes. working. ^ Was the door left open for too long? The temperature in the freezer is too warm, because The lighting switches itself off automatically after approx.
  • Page 28 If you still cannot remedy the fault does not light up, even though the having followed these suggestions, appliance is working. please contact the Miele Service ^ The indicator light is defective. Call Department. the Service Department. To prevent unnecessary loss of .
  • Page 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: Installation

    Further information is available from handle is fitted correctly. Should you your dealer. require further assistance please contact your Miele customer service Location centre. This appliance should be installed in a dry, well-ventilated room. It should not...
  • Page 33: Climate Range

    Installation Installation Climate range ^ Remove the cable clip from the back of the appliance. ^ Check that all parts at the back of the appliance are unhindered. Carefully remove any hindrance. ^ Carefully push the appliance into position with the back against the wall.
  • Page 34: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions FN 12540 S 1555 mm 697 mm 750 mm FN 12740 S 1751 mm 697 mm 750 mm FN 12940 S 1947 mm 697 mm 750 mm...
  • Page 35: 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 36 Changing the door hinging ^ Open the door. ^ Holding the door at the bottom and on the handle side, carefully lift it upwards and off. The hinge pin e and washer o is released from the hinge plate d. If it does not release: ^ Press the hinge pin e with the washer o out of the hinge plate from...
  • Page 37 Changing the door hinging ^ Using a screwdriver, remove spring clamp n from underneath the door and fit it on the opposite side. ^ Press the hinge pin e with the washer o out of the hinge plate from below. ^ Unscrew upper hinge pin k using Important.
  • Page 38 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 ^ Pivot the door and place the hinge you refit the handle.
  • Page 39 Changing the door hinging It is important to check that the side section of the 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 40: 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 41: 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 44 Alteration rights reserved / 4611 M.-Nr. 09 275 440 / 00 FN 12540 S, FN 12740 S, FN 12940 S...

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