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Miele KWT 6831 SG Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Wine conditioning unit
KWT 6831 SG
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. 09 476 230



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Wine conditioning unit KWT 6831 SG 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 ......... 4 Accessories .
  • Page 3 Contents Automatic defrost ..........36 Cleaning and care .
  • Page 4: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance a On/Off sensor f Sensor for setting a lower for the whole appliance temperature (X) b Optical interface g For confirming a selection (OK - for Service technician use only sensor) c For selecting the upper, middle or h Sensor for setting a higher lower wine conditioning zone temperature (Y)
  • Page 5 Acoustic signals For switching on and off keypad tones and the door alarm when it has been activated Miele|home Lights up when Miele|Home communication module is installed and signed on. Demonstration mode For switching off demonstration mode (only visible when...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Lighting strip (in all three wine conditioning zones) b Bottle presenter (Selector) c Active charcoal filter (in all three wine conditioning zones) d Wooden shelves with note boards e Control panel for the upper, middle and lower wine conditioning zones/ Isolator plate for thermal separation of the different zones...
  • Page 7: Accessories

    E-Cloth (microfibre cloth) your wines quickly and easily. The microfibre "E-Cloth" is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals. Optional accessories are available from Miele or on the internet.
  • Page 8: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Electrical and electronic appliances often contain valuable materials. They The packaging is designed to protect also contain materials which, if handled the appliance from damage during or disposed of incorrectly, could be transportation.
  • Page 9: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important information on installation, safety, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.
  • Page 10 The appliance is also not suitable for use in areas susceptible to explosion. Miele cannot accept responsibility for any damage resulting from such misuse or operation. The appliance can only be used by people with reduced...
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing, children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their head and suffocate. Technical safety The coolant system is tested for leaks.
  • Page 12 If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a Miele approved service technician to protect the user from danger. Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a multi-socket adapter or an extension lead.
  • Page 13 The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts. In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings clean at all times.
  • Page 14 If storing alcohol with a high percentage proof, make sure it is tightly closed and stored upright. Danger of explosion. Only use genuine original Miele accessories with this appliance. Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.
  • Page 15 Warning and Safety instructions Cleaning and care Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals, as these will cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous with time. Danger of injury. Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean this appliance. The steam could reach electrical components and cause a short circuit.
  • Page 16 Warning and Safety instructions Disposal of your old appliance Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or lock 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 17: 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 18: Switching On And Off

    ^ After removing the protective foil, treat stainless steel surfaces with the Miele stainless steel conditioning agent supplied with the appliance The sensors for the three selectable (See "Accessories"). zones will now appear in the control panel: the upper, middle and lower Important.
  • Page 19: Switching Off

    Switching on and off Switching off Individual settings can be selected for each of the zones. ^ Touch the On/Off sensor. ^ Touch the sensor for the particular (If this does not work, the safety lock zone where you would like to select is still activated).
  • Page 20: Selecting Further Settings

    Selecting further settings Certain settings on the appliance can only be selected in settings mode. When in settings mode, the door alarm is automatically deactivated. ^ By touching the X or Y sensor, you can now select whether the safety Safety lock 0 lock is activated or deactivated: 0: the safety lock is deactivated...
  • Page 21: Acoustic Signals )

    Selecting further settings Acoustic signals ) The appliance has acoustic signals such as the sensor tone and the door and temperature alarms. ^ By touching the X or Y sensors, you can now select: You can switch off the sensor tone or 0: Sensor tone off;...
  • Page 22: Display Brightness S

    Selecting further settings Display brightness s The display brightness can be adjusted to suit the lighting conditions of the room. ^ By touching the X or Y sensors you Display brightness can be altered in can now alter the brightness of the stages from 1 to 3.
  • Page 23: Temperature And Air Quality

    Temperature and air quality Wine keeps on maturing depending on the surrounding conditions. The length Type of wine Recommended of time for which wine can be kept in drinking good condition will therefore depend temperature not only on the temperature but also on Light, fruity reds: +14 °C to +16 °C the air quality.
  • Page 24: Setting The Temperature

    Temperature and air quality Safety device in case of low ambient Setting the temperature temperatures The temperature can be set in all three The appliance is equipped with a safety zones independently of each other. thermostat to protect your wine against a sharp drop in temperature.
  • Page 25: Temperature Range

    Temperature and air quality The temperature being set will flash in Temperature range the display. In all three zones, it is possible to set The following information shows in the temperatures between 5 and 20°C. display when the sensors are touched: Temperature display –...
  • Page 26: Air Quality And Humidity

    Temperature and air quality Air quality and humidity Dynamic cooling (constant air humidity) m A conventional refrigerator with its low humidity level is not the best place to Dynamic cooling raises the relative store wine. It is very important to store humidity inside the appliance, Dynamic wine in an atmosphere with a high cooling also distributes the humidity...
  • Page 27: Air Filtering With Active Charcoal Filters

    Temperature and air quality Switching off Dynamic cooling The appliance uses slightly more energy and is a little noisier when the dynamic cooling function is switched on. You can switch it off now and then if you wish. ^ Touch the Constant humidity (Dynamic cooling) sensor so that it is no longer lit up yellow.
  • Page 28: Temperature And Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Your appliance is fitted with a warning Switching the alarm off early system which ensures that the If the noise disturbs you, you can temperature in the three zones cannot switch the alarm off early if you wish. rise or fall unnoticed and impair the wine.
  • Page 29: Door Alarm

    Temperature and door alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if the door is left open for more than approx. 2 minutes. The three sensors for the wine zones will flash in the control panel. The ; symbol will appear in the display. The alarm will stop and the three sensors and the alarm symbol ;...
  • Page 30: Feature Lighting

    Feature lighting The interior lighting can be set to Lighting duration of the feature remain on when the door is closed so lighting your wines can be on display at all The lighting duration for the feature times. lighting is set at 30 minutes at the Each zone has its own light, so that all factory.
  • Page 31: Altering The Brightness Of The Feature Lighting

    Feature lighting ^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm. – the lighting becomes brighter. The selected lighting duration is saved for all three zones. The temperature appears again in the display. ^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm. The lighting duration set starts anew whenever the appliance door is The selected brightness is saved for all opened.
  • Page 32: Storing Wine Bottles

    Storing wine bottles Wooden shelves Vibration and movement have a negative effect on the maturing process which can affect the taste of the wine. To avoid disturbing other bottles when removing a bottle of wine, store bottles of the same type beside each other on the same shelf.
  • Page 33: Removing The Wooden Shelves

    Storing wine bottles Removing the wooden shelves Adjusting the wooden shelves The wooden shelves can be removed if The slats in the wooden shelves can be required. individually adjusted to suit, so that every bottle is stored in perfect safety ^ Pull the wooden shelf out until it regardless of shape or size.
  • Page 34: Annotating Wooden Shelves

    Storing wine bottles Bottle presenter Annotating wooden shelves For quick and easy identification of the The bottle presenter can be used to wines in storage, you can use the chalk raise particular bottles so that they can supplied to annotate the magnetic be viewed when the door is shut.
  • Page 35: Maximum Capacity

    Storing wine bottles Maximum capacity Up to 178 Bordeaux bottles (0.75 l ) can be stored in the appliance as illustrated above, with 46 in the upper zone, 46 the middle zone and 86 in the lower zone. The total of 178 bottles can only be achieved by using all wooden shelves.
  • Page 36: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Condensate and frost can build up on the back wall of the appliance whilst it is in use. These are automatically removed and defrosted by the appliance. The condensate is drained away via a channel and drain hole into an evaporation system at the back of the appliance.
  • Page 37: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Make sure that water cannot get into ^ Switch off the appliance. the electronic unit or into the ^ Disconnect it from the mains. lighting. ^ Take any wine bottles out of the Do not use steam cleaning appliance and store it in a cool place.
  • Page 38: Ventilation Gaps

    A build-up while. of dust will increase the energy ^ Use Miele stainless steel conditioning consumption of the appliance. agent (see "Optional accessories") to clean and care for the stainless steel...
  • Page 39: Active Charcoal Filter

    ^ Touch the sensors for setting the position. temperature (X or Y), repeatedly until the 2 symbol is displayed (means: Replacement active charcoal filters the counter has been re-set). are available from Miele (see "Accessories").
  • Page 40 Active charcoal filter ^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm the selection. The selected setting is applied, the — indicator flashes. ^ Press the settings sensor to leave settings mode. Otherwise the appliance exits settings mode automatically after approximately one minute. The Change active charcoal filter indicator —...
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Some minor problems can be corrected without contacting Miele. If having followed the suggestions below, you still cannot resolve the problem, please contact Miele. To prevent unecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 42 Problem solving guide The compressor is switching on too frequently and for too long, so the temperature in the appliance is dropping. Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ Check the temperature The temperature The temperature inside the settings. inside the appliance is set too low. appliance is too ^ Check that the door is The appliance door has not...
  • Page 43 (see "Active charcoal filter"). A bar is lit Only temperatures within the range the appliance can up/flashing in the temperature display will be shown. display. ^ Call Miele Service. "F1" to "F3" or "S1" There is a fault. to "S9" appear.
  • Page 44 Problem solving guide Interior lighting Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ Call the Service The interior To avoid overheating, the lighting is not lighting switches itself off Department. automatically after approx. working. Do not remove the 15 minutes if the door is left lighting covers.
  • Page 45 Problem solving guide Other problems Problem Possible cause Remedy There is no audible This is not a fault. The alarm alarm although the has been switched off in door has been settings mode (see "Selecting open for a long further settings - acoustic time.
  • Page 46: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise Brrrrr... 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 47: After Sales / Guarantee

    In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, or if the appliance is under guarantee, please contact: – your Miele Dealer – Miele (see back cover for contact details). Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.
  • Page 48: Note For Test Institutes

    Note for test institutes Testing must be carried out in accordance with the relevant Norms and Directives. In addition, the following manufacturer's instructions should be observed when preparing and carrying out tests: – Loading plans, – Instructions in the Operating and installation instructions.
  • Page 49: Information For Dealers

    Information for dealers Demo mode r The appliance can be demonstrated in the showroom or at exhibitions in "Demo mode". In this mode the control ^ Leave your finger on the X sensor panel and interior lighting are active but until the r symbol appears in the the compressor remains switched off, display.
  • Page 50 Information for dealers ^ Touch the X or Y sensors, until 0 appears (means: Demo mode is deactivated). ^ Touch the OK sensor to confirm the selection. The selected setting is applied, the r symbol flashes. ^ Press the settings sensor to leave settings mode.
  • Page 51: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Electrical connection U.K. If the connection cable has to be replaced, this must be done by a All electrical work should be carried out suitably qualified and competent by a suitably qualified and competent person. person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations Do not plug other appliances in behind (BS 7671 in the UK).
  • Page 52: Installation

    Should you require further – The socket must be easily accessible assistance please contact your in an emergency, not concealed Miele customer service centre. behind the appliance. – The plug and cable must not touch Climate range the rear of the appliance as they...
  • Page 53: Ventilation

    The weight of the appliance when when opened, for example. empty is approx.120 kg. The door opening angle limiter is When fully loaded, the weight of the available from your Dealer or Miele. appliance is approx. 350 kg.
  • Page 54: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions...
  • Page 55: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right-hand Removing the door hinged. If left hand door hinging is ^ Open the appliance door as far as it required, follow the instructions below. will go. To change the door hinging you will need the following tools: Two people are needed for ^ Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to...
  • Page 56 Changing the door hinging Moving the soft-close mechanism ^ Pinch cover f in the middle and remove. ^ Push out the soft-close mechanism ^ Remove the screws from the soft-close mechanism on the right and left at the bottom of the appliance door e.
  • Page 57 Changing the door hinging Caution. Do not move the front part of the soft-close mechanism in the direction shown when the restraining clip b has been removed. Danger of injury. ^ Remove red restraining clip b from the soft-close mechanism. ^ Remove screw h completely.
  • Page 58 Changing the door hinging Removing the door ^ Take hinge pin l upwards and out. Tip: Leave screw k in the hinge pin ^ Remove covers j from the top of the until the hinge pin is inserted on the appliance door using a small opposite side.
  • Page 59 Changing the door hinging Moving the bearing block ^ Click covers m into place on both sides from the front. Guide the cover ^ Remove both covers m on the top of with the cut-out over the bearing the appliance front. block.
  • Page 60 Changing the door hinging ^ Unscrew hinge plate q from the ^ Remove cover t from the bottom of bottom of the appliance. the appliance. ^ Now pull out adjustable foot o ^ Remove screw u on the bottom of downwards.
  • Page 61 Changing the door hinging ^ Screw pin p onto adjustable foot o ^ Push hinge pin l in until the groove from above, taking care of the on the pin is in line with the drill holes groove. in the bearing block. ^ Tighten adjustable foot o.
  • Page 62 Changing the door hinging ^ Pull the arm of the soft-close ^ Make sure that you unscrew the mechanism c outwards to holder r. adjusting foot under the lower hinge until it sits on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by a further 90°. Aligning the side of the appliance door If the appliance door is not in line with...
  • Page 63 Changing the door hinging ^ Swing the cover downwards. ^ Remove the three screws from the bearing block and adjust the bearing block to the left or right. ^ Tighten the screws. ^ Replace the cover. ^ Close the appliance door and check that it is aligned with the side walls.
  • Page 64 Alteration rights reserved / 1213 M.-Nr. 09 476 230 / 01 KWT 6831 SG...