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Miele K 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Instructions

Miele k 1801 vi; k 1811 vi; k 1901 vi; k 1911 vi 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 - AU, IN, NZ
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. 09 760 830



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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 - AU, IN, NZ 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 ..........36 Before cleaning .
  • Page 4 Contents Installation ............53 Tools and accessories required .
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance f Sensor for selecting the humidity in a Access sensor the MasterFresh drawers b Sensor for selecting the refrigerator (left: high humidity; zone right: low humidity) c Sensor for selecting the upper g On/Off sensor for the SuperCool MasterFresh drawer function d Sensor for selecting the lower...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Butter and cheese compartment b Adjustable shelf c Door shelf 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 Disposing of your old material appliance The transport and protective packing Electrical and electronic appliances has been selected from materials which often contain materials which, if are environmentally friendly for disposal handled or disposed of incorrectly, and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 8: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important notes on installation, safety, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for non-compliance with these instructions. Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users are familiar with the contents.
  • Page 9 Furthermore, the appliance must not be operated in areas where explosions may occur. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or incorrect use of the appliance. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including...
  • Page 10 – ventilate the room where the appliance is located for several minutes, and – call Miele. 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.
  • Page 11 If the 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 unit or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g.
  • Page 12 Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. Installation, maintenance work and repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a Miele approved service technician. The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is not repaired by a Miele approved service technician.
  • Page 13 Follow the instructions given on the food manufacturer's packaging regarding storage conditions and "use by" dates. Use only genuine original Miele spare parts. If spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers are used, the warranty will be invalidated, and Miele cannot accept liability.
  • Page 14 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. Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean this appliance. Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and cause a short circuit.
  • Page 15: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Installation/Mainte- In a ventilated room. In an enclosed, nance unventilated room. Protected from direct In direct sunlight. sunlight. Not situated near a heat Situated near a heat source source (radiator, oven). (radiator, oven).
  • Page 16 How to save energy Normal energy Increased energy consumption consumption Do not change the arrangement of the drawers and shelves as when delivered. Only open the door when Frequent opening of the door necessary and for as short a for long periods will cause a time as possible.
  • Page 17: 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 18: Switching Off

    Switching on and off To select settings for your appliance To switch off a section again, (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 19: Further Settings

    Switching on and off Further settings To switch the sensor tone on/off Further settings can be selected in the The tone which sounds each time a settings mode. sensor is touched can be deactivated. In settings mode you can select certain appliance functions via the control panel and adjust the settings.
  • Page 20: 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 21: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature DynamicCooling It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the The DynamicCooling 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 22: 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 oder Y sensor will disappear from the...
  • Page 23: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly selected temperature. until † appears in the display. The temperature display will flash if ^ Touch the access sensor again. –...
  • Page 24: Alarms

    Alarms 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. being wasted if the door is left open.
  • Page 25: Switching The Door Alarm Off Early

    Alarms Switching the door alarm off early If the noise disturbs you, you can switch the alarm off early if you wish. ^ Touch the "Alarm off" sensor. The "Alarm off" sensor in the display will go out and the alarm will stop.
  • Page 26: Supercool

    SuperCool SuperCool Switching off SuperCool The SuperCool function can be used to The SuperCool function will switch itself rapidly reduce the temperature in the off automatically after approx. 6 hours. refrigerator to its lowest setting The sensor is highlighted in white and (depending on the room temperature).
  • Page 27: Using The Refrigerator Efficiently

    Using the refrigerator efficiently 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 28: Food Which Should Not Be Stored In A Refrigerator

    Using the refrigerator efficiently What to be aware of when Ensure that when placing food in the shopping for food refrigerator, a gap of at least 35 mm The freshness of food when first placed is maintained under the ceiling of in the appliance is the most important the appliance to enable the air to factor in determining how long it stays...
  • Page 29: Storing Food In The Masterfresh Zones

    Storing food in the MasterFresh zones Food is stored in the MasterFresh longer period, as the water content of zones at a lower temperature than in the food is largely retained in the the conventional refrigerator section. MasterFresh zones. The humidity level in the MasterFresh zones can be regulated to provide the Storing food in the MasterFresh correct conditions for food stored inside...
  • Page 30 Storing food in the MasterFresh zones ^ You can deselect the type of food by Foods that prefer a dry atmosphere touching the relevant sensor again. include: You cannot store foods that like high – fresh fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, humidity alongside foods that prefer a sausages, dairy products and dry atmosphere.
  • Page 31 Storing food in the MasterFresh zones If you are not satisfied with the results of your stored food (e.g. food loses firmness and wilts shortly after placing in the appliance), keep in mind the following instructions: ^ Only place fresh food in the appliance as the initial condition of the food is crucial to maintaining freshness.
  • Page 32: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves To replace the drawer ^ Pull the telescopic rails out as far as The shelves can be adjusted according to the height of the food. they will go. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and ^ Place the drawer back on the rails so raise it slightly so that it can be lifted that it engages at the back and front.
  • Page 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Do not let water get into the electronic unit or the appliance lighting. Do not use a steam cleaning apparatus to clean the appliance. ^ Switch the appliance off by pressing Steam could reach the electrical the On/Off rocker switch.
  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 back in the appliance. brush or vacuum cleaner. A build-up ^ Reconnect the appliance to the of dust will increase the energy electricity supply and switch it on.
  • Page 39: Problem Solving Guide

    . . . the alarm sounds. another appliance is defective. Has the appliance door been open for Contact a qualified electrician or longer than 5 minutes? Miele. ^ Close the door. ^ Check the temperature settings.
  • Page 40 . . . a fault message with "_F" appears in the temperature display. Do not touch halogen lamps with your bare fingers. There is a fault. Call Miele. Use a soft cloth when changing a halogen lamp..the interior lighting is not working.
  • Page 41 If you still cannot remedy the fault then pull it forward and click it into place at the front. having followed these suggestions, please contact Miele. Side lighting To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 42: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Brrrrr ... A humming noise is made by the motor (compressor). This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor switches on. Blubb, blubb ... A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.
  • Page 43: After Sales / Warranty

    After Sales / Warranty In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, please contact: – Miele The contact details for Miele are given on the back cover of these operating instructions. When contacting Miele, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance.
  • Page 44: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection All electrical work should be carried out Do not connect the appliance to the by a suitably qualified and competent mains electricity supply by an extension person in strict accordance with current lead. Extension leads do not guarantee local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 45: Installation Advice

    Should you require appliance and the heat source: further assistance, please contact Miele. – 3 cm away from an electric oven or range Climate range – 30 cm away from an oil or coal-fired...
  • Page 46: Floor

    K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi ..452 kg K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi ..540 kg...
  • Page 47: Adjoining Furniture/Units

    Installation advice Adjoining furniture/units The appliance is screwed to the adjoining furniture/units to the side and above. For this reason, it is essential that all furniture/units be fixed to the ground and/or wall. Ventilation The air vents must not be covered or blocked in any way.
  • Page 48: Side-By-Side Installation

    A side-by-side installation kit, Installation with a partition wall using available from Miele, is required. the side-by-side installation kit Please contact Miele to find out which appliances are suitable for The partition wall must be at least side-by-side installation with this 16 mm thick.
  • Page 49: Limiting The Opening Angle Of The Door

    Installation advice Limiting the opening angle of the door The door hinges are set at the factory 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 50: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 90°)

    Installation advice Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) * The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi Door 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)* handle* K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi...
  • Page 51: 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 52 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 53: Installation

    Installation Miscellaneous Due to the size and weight of the – Step ladder appliance, it is essential that – Sack barrow installation is carried out by two people. – Wooden beam (min. 75 mm x 100 mm) if required, to prevent Tools and accessories tilting;...
  • Page 54: Weight Of The Door Fronts

    The size of the side panel must match door front that of the furniture panel opposite. in kg K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi Fitting a door which is heavier than the maximum permitted could...
  • Page 55: 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 56: Preparing The Niche

    Installation Preparing the niche Keep the appliance door closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. Due to sheer size and weight of the appliance, it needs to be ensured ^ Do not remove the installation aids that it cannot tip forwards once it is from the appliance door.
  • Page 57: Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation Anti-tipping mechanism Use two anti-tipping mechanisms for each appliance or four for each The anti-tipping mechanism a side-by-side combination of ensures the housing unit b is securely appliances. fixed to the wall and tipping of the appliance is prevented. ^ Position the anti-tipping mechanisms a at the rear of the housing unit on the left and right, leaving a gap to the...
  • Page 58 Installation In a housing unit with a rear wall In a housing unit without a rear wall ^ bolt the rear wall of the housing unit ^ bolt the housing unit to the wall in in several places directly to the wall several places with the help of behind it.
  • Page 59: 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 niche. If it is not possible to fix the anti-tipping ^ Select screws of a length depending mechanisms securely to the floor of the niche, the appliance can be secured at on the thickness of the wood.
  • Page 60: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ Plug in the appliance a. Placing the appliance in the niche Connection should be made via a suitable switched socket. The If you are installing two appliances socket should be close to the side by side, now secure the appliance and easily accessible.
  • Page 61: Aligning The Appliance

    Installation Aligning the appliance Important! ^ Align the appliance with Proceed carefully when adjusting neighbouring furniture fronts. the feet, alternating between the left and right feet. ^ A mark is located on the appliance base. When adjusting the height, this mark needs to be aligned at 32 mm from the floor.
  • Page 62: 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 so that the appliance fits snuggly under the wooden beam. Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Screw on the lugs for the side plates. ^ Screw the lugs for the fixing plates f into the furniture/units above the appliance.
  • Page 63 Installation ^ Open the appliance door. When installing two appliances side-by-side, the trims 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 trim for the left-hand appliance.
  • Page 64: Preparing The Furniture Fronts

    Installation Preparing the furniture fronts ^ Load the door shelves in the appliance 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 l and ^ Remove the two nuts from the angle trim m from the door.
  • Page 65 Installation – The mounting 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 66: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation ^ Press the pieces of angle trim on Securing and aligning the both sides into the white plastic furniture door frame, and screw them down securely. ^ Screw the nuts o loosely onto the threaded bolts - but do not tighten them yet.
  • Page 67: 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 68: Fitting The Plinth Facing

    Installation Fitting the plinth facing Do not cover the vents in the plinth. This will damage 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). ^ Now attach the covers onto the retaining clips on both sides.
  • Page 69: Fitting The Air Separator

    Installation Fitting the air separator The air separator in the vent underneath separates air entering the appliance from that leaving it. It also stops warm air flowing into the appliance, which would cause a short circuit. ^ If necessary, the three parts of the air separator can be shortened to the correct height.
  • Page 72 Alteration rights reserved / 3613 M.-Nr. 09 760 830 / 00 K 1801 Vi, K 1811 Vi, K 1901 Vi, K 1911 Vi...

This manual is also suitable for:

K 1901 viK 1911 viK 1811 vi