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Miele KF 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Instructions

Miele KF 1801 Vi Operating And Installation Instructions

Frost free fridge freezer with masterfresh zone and ice cube maker
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Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
with MasterFresh zone
and ice cube maker
KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi
KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi
en - AU, 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. 09 111 980


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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge freezer with MasterFresh zone and ice cube maker KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi en - AU, NZ To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 5 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Small freezer basket ..........35 Large freezer basket with dividing panel .
  • Page 4 Contents Ventilation ............65 Side-by-side installation.
  • Page 5: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance g Sensors 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 left-hand h On/Off sensor for the SuperCool and MasterFresh drawer SuperFreeze functions d Sensor for selecting the right-hand...
  • Page 6 Description of the appliance a Butter and cheese compartment g Rocker switch for switching the whole appliance on and off b Adjustable shelf h MasterFresh zones c Door shelf i Ice cube maker d Floating deli drawer j Water filter e Control panel k Small freezer basket f Humidity filters for the MasterFresh...
  • 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

    Warning and Safety instructions Correct application This appliance complies with all This appliance is designed for relevant local and national safety domestic use and for use in similar requirements. Improper use of the environments by guests in hotel or appliance can, however, present a motel rooms, bed &...
  • Page 9: Technical Safety

    Do not install and use a damaged minutes, and appliance. A damaged appliance is dangerous. – contact Miele for advice. If the connection cable is faulty, it The more coolant there is in an must only be replaced by a service...
  • Page 10 These do not guarantee the required Miele cannot be held liable for safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of damage caused by a faulty connection overheating). to the mains water supply.
  • Page 11 Faulty components must only be The very low temperature of the frozen replaced by genuine Miele original ice or lollies can cause frost burn to the spare parts. The manufacturer can only lips and tongue. Danger of injury!
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions When cooling drinks quickly in the If storing alcohol with a high freezer, make sure bottles are not left in percentage proof, make sure it is tightly for more than one hour; otherwise they closed and stored upright in the could burst, causing injury and refrigerator section.
  • Page 13 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 14: How To Save Energy

    How to save energy Normal energy consumption Increased energy consumption Installation In a ventilated room. In an enclosed, unventilated room. Protected from direct sunlight. In direct sunlight. Not situated near a heat source Situated near a heat source (radiator, oven). (radiator, oven).
  • Page 15: 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 16: Switching Off

    Switching on and off To switch off a section again, The On/Off sensor for the ice cube maker appears on the right-hand side ^ touch the sensor of the selected zone of the control panel (only visible if the again so that it is highlighted in white, freezer zone has been selected).
  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: Setting The Temperature In The Refrigerator/Freezer Zones

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature in the If the highest or lowest temperature that it is possible to set is reached, the X or refrigerator/freezer zones Y sensor will disappear from the The temperatures in the refrigerator and display. freezer zones are set independently of one another.
  • Page 21: Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius)

    The correct temperature Temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius) The temperature can be displayed in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. ^ Now touch the X sensor repeatedly until † appears in the display. ^ Touch the access sensor again. ^ By touching the X sensor, you can ^ Touch the access sensor so that it is now set the temperature to be displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
  • Page 22: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the selected temperature. The temperature displays flash if – a different temperature is being set, – the temperature in the appliance has risen by several degrees, indicating that the appliance is warming up too much.
  • Page 23: Alarm

    Alarm Your appliance has been fitted with a The alarm will stop and the Alarm off warning system which ensures that the sensor in the display will go out again temperature in the appliance cannot as soon as the temperature has rise unnoticed and to avoid energy dropped down to the correct level being wasted if a door is left open.
  • Page 24: Door Alarm

    Alarm Door alarm The alarm will sound if a door is left open for more than 5 minutes. The Alarm off button will also light up. The alarm will stop and the Alarm off sensor in the display will go out as soon as the door has been shut.
  • Page 25: Supercool And Superfreeze

    SuperCool and SuperFreeze 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 26 SuperCool and SuperFreeze SuperFreeze Switching off SuperFreeze Switch the SuperFreeze function on Depending on the amount of food before putting fresh food into the placed in the freezer section, the freezer section. SuperFreeze function will switch off automatically after approx. 52 hours. This helps food to freeze quickly and The sensor is highlighted in white and retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours...
  • 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 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 the most important is maintained under the ceiling of factor in determining how long it stays the appliance to enable the air to fresh, and how long it can be kept in...
  • Page 29: Using The Masterfresh Zone

    Using the MasterFresh zone Humidity level Food is stored in the MasterFresh zone at lower temperatures than in the The humidity level in the conventional refrigerator section. The MasterFresh zone depends on: humidity level in the MasterFresh zone can be regulated to provide the correct –...
  • Page 30 Using the MasterFresh zone ^ Touch the sensor for the type of food Foods that prefer a dry atmosphere that you wish to store in the include: MasterFresh zone selected. – fresh fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, The humidity level for the food sausages, dairy products and selected will automatically be set.
  • Page 31 Using 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 32 Using the MasterFresh zone 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 33: Arranging The Interior Fittings

    Arranging the interior fittings Moving the shelves The MasterFresh drawer The shelves can be adjusted according The MasterFresh drawer sits on to the height of the food. telescopic runners, and can be fully pulled out for loading and unloading. ^ Hold the shelf on both sides and raise it slightly so that it can be lifted For cleaning, the MasterFresh drawer over the catches at the back.
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Door Shelves/Bottle Shelf

    Arranging the interior fittings Adjusting the door To avoid damaging the telescopic shelves/bottle shelf runners, make sure that they are pushed back into the appliance. The dividing panel in the MasterFresh drawer can be removed for cleaning. ^ Take the MasterFresh drawer out of the appliance completely.
  • Page 35: To Remove The Shelf Above The Masterfresh Drawer

    Arranging the interior fittings Small freezer basket For the purposes of loading and unloading or to clean, the containers The small basket can be removed for can be removed from their frame cleaning. completely. ^ Pull the small basket out as far it will To remove the container in the top door shelf from its frame, To prevent children from hurting...
  • Page 36: Large Freezer Basket With Dividing Panel

    Arranging the interior fittings Large freezer basket with To replace the dividing panel dividing panel ^ Place the fittings in an upright position, and locate the dividing The large basket can be removed for panel in the fittings so that you hear it cleaning.
  • Page 37: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Storing frozen food To ensure that fresh food placed in the When buying frozen food to store in freezer freezes through to the core as your freezer section, check quickly as possible, the maximum –...
  • Page 38: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing – Do not season fresh foods or blanched vegetables before Only freeze fresh food which is in good freezing. Only season cooked food condition. lightly before freezing, but care should be taken as the taste of some Hints on home freezing spices alters when frozen.
  • Page 39: Defrosting

    Freezing and storing food Defrosting Before placing food in the freezer ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of Frozen food can be defrosted in fresh food, switch on the Super- different ways: Freeze function for some time before – in a microwave oven, placing the food in the freezer (see "SuperFreeze").
  • Page 40: Cooling Drinks

    Freezing and storing food Cooling drinks To cool drinks quickly, place them in the refrigerator section, and switch on the SuperCool function. If bottles are, however, placed in the freezer section for rapid cooling, make sure they are not left in for more than one hour, as they could burst.
  • Page 41: Making Ice Cubes

    Making ice cubes temperature in the freezer: The lower For the automatic ice cube maker to the temperature, the more ice cubes operate, it must be connected to the are produced within a certain time mains water supply (see "Mains frame.
  • Page 42: Switching Off The Ice Cube Maker

    Making ice cubes Switching off the ice cube maker The appliance must be disconnected from the mains water supply a few hours before the ice cube maker is switched off. The ice cube maker can be switched off independently of the freezer section if you do not want the appliance to make any ice cubes.
  • Page 43: Defrosting

    Defrosting Refrigerator section and Freezer section MasterFresh zone This appliance is equipped with a "Frost free" system. The freezer section Condensate and frost can build up on defrosts automatically. the back wall of the refrigerator section and the MasterFresh zone whilst in use. The moisture generated in the You do not need to remove this, as it appliance collects on the condenser...
  • Page 44: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Before cleaning Do not let water get into the electronic unit or the ventilation gaps. 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 45: Ice Cube Container

    Cleaning and care Ice cube container Aluminium frames The frames on the shelves inside the The ice cube container sits on appliance and in the door are made telescopic runners, and can be fully from aluminium. extended for loading and unloading. Aluminium is affected by the way that For cleaning, this drawer can be light falls on it, by the surrounding...
  • Page 46: Humidity Filters

    Cleaning and care Humidity filters The two special humidity filters above the MasterFresh drawers have to be removed for cleaning. ^ Take off the filter mat. ^ Clean the filter mat in lukewarm water without any detergent. ^ Pull out the MasterFresh drawer and remove it.
  • Page 47: Door Seals

    Cleaning and care Door seals Do not use any oils or grease on the door seals as these will cause the seals to deteriorate and become porous over time. The door seals should be cleaned regularly with clean water, and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 48: Problem Solving Guide

    If this is the case, contact a qualified ^ Check that the appliance doors are electrician or Miele. closed properly. ^ Check the temperature settings..the compressor runs . . . the temperature in the refrigerator continuously.
  • Page 49 Has the appliance door been open for The water filter will soon need to be longer than 5 minutes? changed. ^ Close the appliance door. ^ You can order a replacement filter from your Miele Chartered Agent or from Miele.
  • Page 50 Problem solving guide ^ Check that the correct valve was . . . the indicator for the reminder to installed; an incorrect valve may change the water filter flashes red. cause a drop in water pressure. ^ Replace the water filter. Remember it can take up to .
  • Page 51 ^ Check that the ice cube container is in the temperature display. clean and wash it if necessary. There is a fault. Call Miele..the ice cube maker is producing . . . the interior lighting is not too few or misshapen ice cubes.
  • Page 52 Problem solving guide Top lighting: Side lighting: ^ Hold the lamp cover at the front with ^ Turn the lamp cover anti-clockwise to both hands and push it back. remove it. ^ Then lift the lamp cover forwards to Do not touch halogen lamps with remove.
  • Page 53 Problem solving guide If you still cannot remedy the fault having followed these suggestions, please contact Miele. However, a call-out charge will be applied for unnecessary service visits where the problem could have been rectified as described in these operating instructions.
  • Page 54: Water Filter

    New water filters (bypass and active to be changed. charcoal filter) can be obtained from your Miele Chartered Agent or Miele. ^ Make sure that you have a spare water filter ready to fit. New water filters (bypass and active...
  • Page 55: To Change The Water Filter

    Water filter To change the water filter Air in the system can cause water to gush out and the filter to spring out when it is removed. Take great care, therefore, when changing the filter. ^ Remove the cap from the old filter cartridge (3).
  • Page 56: To Confirm The Water Filter Has Been Changed

    Water filter All ice cubes that are produced in the 24 hours after you have changed the water filter should be discarded. ^ After the filter has been changed, the Using an external water filter reminder to change the filter will continue to flash in the control panel.
  • Page 57: 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 58: After Sales

    You will find the address and telephone number of Miele on the back cover of the manual. When contacting your Chartered Agent or Miele, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance. This information is given on the data plate inside your appliance.
  • Page 59: Mains Water Connection

    Mains water connection Notes on connecting to the – A tap must be provided between the stainless steel hose and the mains water supply household water supply to ensure that the water supply can be Connection to the mains water disconnected if necessary.
  • Page 60 Mains water connection Before using the appliance for the first On appliances with a feed-through for time, the water inlet pipe should be the water inlet hose, purged of air by a qualified and competent person. – To do so, the stainless steel hose should be filled as far as possible with water before being connected to the appliance.
  • Page 61: Fitting The Stainless Steel Hose To The Appliance

    Mains water connection Fitting the stainless steel hose to the appliance When fitting the stainless steel hose, make sure that it is neither kinked nor damaged. ^ Remove cap (1) from the water connection at the front of the appliance. ^ Screw coupling nut (2) on stainless steel hose onto the threaded union (3).
  • Page 62: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Electrical connection WARNING THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE All electrical work should be carried out EARTHED by a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current For India only: Due to extreme local and national safety regulations. fluctuations in the electrical network, The appliance is supplied with a mains we recommend operating the...
  • Page 63: Installation Advice

    Should you require further assistance please – 3 cm away from an electric oven or contact Miele. cooker – 30 cm away from an oil or coal-fired Climate range range.
  • Page 64 The weight of the appliance when empty is: KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi ..206 kg KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi ..225 kg...
  • Page 65: Floor

    When fully loaded, the approx. weight of the appliance is: KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi ..431 kg KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi ..537 kg Door hinging The appliance is supplied with fixed hinges.
  • Page 66: Side-By-Side Installation

    A side-by-side installation kit, The partition wall must be at least available from Miele, is required. Ask 16 mm thick. your Miele Chartered Agent which appliances are suitable for side-by-side installation with this appliance.
  • Page 67: To Limit The Opening Angle Of The Door

    Installation advice To limit 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 68: Appliance Door Dimensions (Opening Angle 90°)

    Appliance door dimensions (opening angle 90°) *The dimensions of the door fronts and handles will vary according to the individual kitchen. KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi 829 mm Door front (max. 38 mm)* Door handle* KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi 982 mm Door front (max.
  • Page 69: Building-In Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Niche width KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi 762 – 765 mm KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi 915 – 918 mm...
  • Page 70 Building-in dimensions Laying the electrical cabling Door/drawer front dimensions and the pipework for the mains water supply KF 1801 Vi, 1354 KF 1811 Vi KF 1901 Vi, 1354 KF 1911 Vi...
  • Page 71: 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 tilting;...
  • Page 72: Weight Of The Door Fronts

    When built into a peninsular run, the with a stainless steel look are available rear of the building-in niche must be from your Miele Chartered Agent or fitted with a kitchen furniture panel. from Miele. Building-in at the end of a run...
  • Page 73: 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 and plumbing connections (see "Electrical connection" and "Mains water connection"). – Check that all surrounding furniture/units are securely fixed to the wall.
  • Page 74: Preparing The Building-In Niche

    Installation The appliance can be rolled along the floor using the wheels at the back. Preparing the building-in niche Keep the door and drawer to the appliance closed until it is fixed inside the building-in niche. ^ Do not remove the installation aids Due to sheer size and weight of the from the appliance doors.
  • Page 75: Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation ^ Mark the drilling positions onto the Anti-tipping mechanism niche floor, side walls and rear wall The anti-tipping mechanism supplied through the holes in the anti-tipping ensures that the appliance is fixed mechanisms b. securely into the building-in niche, ^ Put the anti-tipping mechanisms in a preventing the appliance from tipping forwards.
  • Page 76 Installation If the anti-tipping mechanism cannot In a housing unit without a rear wall be secured in the niche, the housing unit must be securely bolted to the wall behind the appliance in several places. This will ensure that the appliance to be secured to the housing unit will not tip forwards.
  • Page 77: An Alternative Anti-Tipping Mechanism

    Installation ^ Mark the position of the lower edge of An alternative anti-tipping mechanism the wooden beam on the rear wall of 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 on the thickness of the wood.
  • Page 78: Placing The Appliance In The Niche

    Installation ^ Secure the edge protector supplied Placing the appliance in the a to protect the adjacent furniture niche fronts. If you are installing two appliances ^ Plug in the appliance b. side by side, now secure the appliances to one another (see the Connection should be made via a instructions for the side-by-side suitable switched socket.
  • Page 79: 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 80: 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 touches the wooden beam. Securing the appliance in the niche ^ Pull out the lugs for the side fixing plates i.
  • Page 81 Installation ^ Open both appliance doors. 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 82: Preparing The Furniture Fronts

    Installation Connect the appliance to the water inlet hose (see "Mains water connection"). Preparing the furniture fronts To ensure the correct alignment of the furniture fronts, it is vital to fix the furniture door to the refrigerator before fixing the drawer front to the freezer.
  • Page 83 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. – Select screws which are slightly shorter than the thickness of the furniture door.
  • Page 84: Securing And Aligning The Furniture Door

    Installation Securing and aligning the frame, and screw them down securely. furniture door ^ Screw the nuts q loosely onto the threaded bolts - but do not tighten yet. ^ Close the door and check the distance between the door and neighbouring furniture doors.
  • Page 85 Installation When fitting the drawer front, bear in The fixing brackets are used to secure mind the gap between the drawer and the furniture front to the freezer drawer the refrigerator door front: at the bottom. ^ Open the freezer as far as it will go. ^ Slightly loosen screw (1.).
  • Page 86: Securing The Covers

    Installation Securing the covers ^ Now attach the covers onto the ^ Fit the two cover strips to both sides retaining clips on both sides. of the refrigerator door and freezer In the case of side-by-side drawer, clicking them into the space installation, the cover strips are only between the appliance door/drawer required on the outer side.
  • Page 87: 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). ^ Fit the cover to the light contact switch so that it clicks into place as shown.
  • Page 88: 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. ^ Clip the air separator to the left and ^ If necessary, the three parts of the air right of the partition in the exhaust separator can be shortened to the...
  • Page 92 Alteration rights reserved / 4511 M.-Nr. 09 111 980 / 00 KF 1801 Vi, KF 1811 Vi, KF 1901 Vi, KF 1911 Vi...

This manual is also suitable for:

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