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Miele K 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Instructions

Refrigerator with masterfresh zone
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Operating and installation instructions
with MasterFresh zone
K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi
K 1901 Vi, K 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. 09 169 990



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Refrigerator with MasterFresh zone K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi K 1901 Vi, K 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 5 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Cleaning and care ..........34 Before cleaning .
  • Page 4 Contents Preparing the furniture front ......... . 61 Securing and aligning the furniture door .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance f Symbols for foods that require a a Access sensor moist atmosphere in the MasterFresh b Sensor for selecting the refrigerator drawer (left: High humidity; zone right: Low humidity) c Sensor for selecting the upper g On/Off sensor for the Super cool MasterFresh drawer function d Sensor for selecting the lower...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Butter and cheese compartment b Adjustable shelves c Door shelves d Fully extendable drawer e Control panel f Rocker switch for switching the whole appliance on and off g Humidity filters for the MasterFresh drawers h MasterFresh drawers...
  • 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

    Any other usage is not supported by Warning! the manufacturer and could be This appliance is very heavy and dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable can tip forwards when the door is for damage resulting from incorrect or open. Keep the appliance door shut...
  • Page 9: Technical Safety

    Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children Children 8 years and older may use the appliance only if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
  • Page 10 This data must correspond in order to Faulty components must only be avoid the risk of damage to the replaced by genuine Miele original appliance. Consult a qualified spare parts. The manufacturer can only electrician if in any doubt.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use Never use a steam-cleaning appliance to defrost or clean this Do not operate any electrical appliance. Steam could reach the equipment (e.g. an electric ice-cream electrical components and cause a maker) inside the appliance. Danger of short circuit.
  • Page 12: Disposal Of Your Old Appliance

    Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latches or locks unusable. This way you will prevent children from accidentally locking themselves in and endangering their lives. Be careful not to damage any part of the pipework whilst awaiting disposal, e.g.
  • 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 select settings for your appliance To deselect a zone (e.g. to set the temperature, etc), ^ touch the sensor of the selected zone ^ touch the sensor for the particular again so that it is highlighted in white, zone of the appliance where you or select a different sensor.
  • 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 and you can also select sensor is touched can be deactivated. 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: Temperature Range

    The correct temperature Temperature – Touching the sensor once: adjusts the temperature shown in (Fahrenheit/Celsius) 1 °C steps. The temperature can be displayed in – Keeping your finger on the sensor: degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. changes the temperature continuously. If the highest or lowest temperature that it is possible to set is reached, the X or Y sensor will disappear from the...
  • Page 20: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly required temperature. until † appears in the display. The temperature display will flash if ^ Touch the access sensor again. –...
  • Page 21: 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 22: Switching The Door Alarm Off Early

    Temperature and door alarm Switching the door alarm off early If the noise disturbs you, you can switch the alarm off early if you wish. ^ Touch the sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off. The alarm will stop and the sensor for switching the temperature or door alarm off will go out.
  • Page 23: Super Cool

    Super cool The Super cool function can be used to Switching off Super cool rapidly reduce the temperature in the The Super cool function will switch itself refrigerator to its lowest setting off automatically after approx. 6 hours. (depending on the room temperature). The sensor is highlighted in white and the appliance continues running at Switching on Super cool...
  • Page 24: Storing Food In The Refrigerator Section

    Storing food in the refrigerator section 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 25: Food Which Is Not Suitable For Storing In A Refrigerator

    Storing food in the refrigerator section 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 26: Storing Food In The Masterfresh Zone

    Storing food in the MasterFresh zone Food is stored at a lower temperature in Storing food in the MasterFresh the MasterFresh zone than in the drawers refrigerator section. The humidity in the MasterFresh zone compartments can also be regulated to suit the food being stored, providing ideal storage conditions and ensuring that food stays ^ Touch the sensor to select the...
  • Page 27 Storing food in the MasterFresh zone You cannot store food that likes high Food that prefers a dry atmosphere humidity in a drawer with food that include: prefers a dry atmosphere. However, – fresh fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, you can store several types of food sausages, dairy products and from the same humidity/dry group at speciality salads.
  • Page 28 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 29 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 30: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves To replace the drawer ^ Pull the telescopic runners out as far The shelves can be adjusted according to the height of the food. as they will go. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and ^ Place the drawer back on the runners raise it slightly so that it can be lifted so that it engages at the back and...
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Door Shelves/Bottle Shelf

    Arranging the interior fittings Adjusting the door shelves/bottle shelf ^ Use a screwdriver or similar to turn the pin so that the slot in the head is horizontal a. ^ Raise the snap fittings on both sides b, and lift the MasterFresh drawer up and out.
  • Page 32: To Remove The Shelf Above The Fully Extendable Drawer

    Arranging the interior fittings To remove the shelf above the To remove the door shelf altogether, fully extendable drawer ^ Slide it up the side runners to the very top, then lift it out. ^ Lift the shelf up and out. To replace the door shelf ^ When replacing the shelf, make sure that the lugs on the corners at the...
  • Page 33: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Refrigerator section and MasterFresh zone Condensate and frost can build up on the back wall of the refrigerator section and the MasterFresh zone whilst in use. You do not need to remove this, as it will defrost and evaporate automatically with the warmth generated by the appliance.
  • Page 34: 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 35: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Aluminium frames The frames on the shelves inside the appliance and in the door are made from aluminium. Aluminium is affected by the way that light falls on it, by the surrounding environment and by the angle you observe it from.
  • Page 36: 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 37: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Close the door. ^ Check that the fuse is not defective and that the mains fuse has not tripped. If it has, contact the Miele Service Department. ^ Check the temperature settings..the temperature in the refrigerator section is too low.
  • Page 38 Problem solving guide ^ Disconnect the appliance from the . . . the alarm sounds and the sensor mains. for switching off the temperature or door alarm lights up or is flashing. Top lighting ^ The refrigerator door is open, or ^ The temperature in one of the zones has risen significantly because –...
  • Page 39 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 40: 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 41: 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 42: 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 43: 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 44: Floor

    K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi ..452 kg K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi ..540 kg...
  • Page 45: Ventilation

    Side-by-side installation This appliance may be installed "side-by-side" with another suitable refrigerator or freezer. 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 46: 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 47: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 90°)

    Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) *The dimensions for the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)* Door handle* K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi 982 mm Door front (max.
  • Page 48: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi 762 – 765 mm K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi 915 – 918 mm...
  • Page 49 Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door front dimensions K 1801 Vi, 2029 mm 756 mm K 1811 Vi K 1901 Vi, 2029 mm 908 mm K 1911 Vi...
  • Page 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 connections (see "Electrical connection"). – Check that all surrounding furniture/units are securely fixed to the wall. –...
  • Page 53: 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 longer tip forwards.
  • Page 54: 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 b. the building-in niche, preventing the ^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 55 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 56: 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 57: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ Plug in the appliance b. 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 58: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation ^ A mark is located on the appliance Aligning the appliance base. When adjusting the height, this ^ Align the appliance with mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm neighbouring furniture fronts. from the floor. Unscrew the feet until the mark on the base has reached 32 mm.
  • Page 59: Securing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates. ^ If necessary, cut trim j to the ^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates h necessary depth. into the furniture/units above the ^ Join the two pieces of trim together appliance.
  • Page 60 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 61: Preparing The Furniture Front

    Installation Preparing the furniture front ^ Place the door shelves in the refrigerator door. ^ Measure gap X between the ^ Open the appliance door as far as it adjusting bar and the upper edge of will go. the adjacent furniture front. ^ Unscrew the installation aids n and ^ Remove the two nuts from the angle trim o from the door.
  • Page 62 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 63: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation ^ Screw the nuts q loosely onto the Securing and aligning the threaded bolts - but do not tighten furniture door yet. ^ Close the appliance door and check the distance between the door and neighbouring furniture doors. ^ Align the door to the side by sliding it ^ Insert the angle trim as far as it will over the threaded bolts.
  • Page 64: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers Fitting the fixing brackets ^ Fit the two cover strips to the sides of The fixing brackets are used to secure the furniture front to the bottom of the the appliance door, clicking them into appliance door. the space between the appliance door and the furniture front, starting ^ Open the appliance door as far as it...
  • Page 65: 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 66: 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. ^ Screw the air separator into the middle of the inside of the furniture front, as shown.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved / 3911 M.-Nr. 09 169 990 / 00 K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi, K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi...

This manual is also suitable for:

K 1811 viK 1901 viK 1911 vi