Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with local and
national safety regulations. Repairs
and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable
for unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Service
What to do if . . .
. . . the appliance does not get cool.
^ Make sure that the temperature dial
is not pointing to the "0" position.
^ Check that the plug is correctly
inserted in the socket and switched
^ Check that the fuse is not defective
and the mains fuse has not tripped. If
it has there could be a fault with the
household electrical wiring, the
freezer or another electrical
appliance. Contact a qualified
electrician or Miele.
. . . the door will not open because it
has been opened and closed too
many times in succession.
This is not a fault. The suction caused
by opening and closing the door is
preventing the door from opening. Wait
a few minutes and then try again. It
should now open without force.
. . . the temperature is too low.
^ Turn the temperature selector to a
setting closer to "0".
^ The Super freeze function has not
been switched off. The indicator light
is still on.
. . . the appliance is switching in too
frequently and for too long.
^ Check whether the ventilation gaps
have been covered over or become
^ Check whether the metal grille (heat
exchanger) at the rear of the
appliance has become too dusty.
^ The door has been opened too
frequently, or a large amount of fresh
food has been put in at once for
^ Check that the door has been
^ Check whether a thick layer of ice
has built up. If it has, then the freezer
will need defrosting.
. . . the alarm indicator light is on.
The temperature has risen above the
setting on the temperature dial because
^ the door has been opened too
frequently, or large amounts of fresh
food have been put in at once for
^ there has been a lengthy interruption
to the power supply.
^ the ventilation gaps are blocked.
Once the problem has been resolved
the alarm indicator light will go out.