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Miele KFN12823SD Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Frost free fridge freezer
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.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 435 380



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost free fridge freezer 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. en - GB M.-Nr. 09 435 380...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Guide to the appliance ..........4 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Home freezing ........... . 31 Hints on home freezing.
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On button for the whole appliance e Freezer section temperature display and On/Off button for independently f Freezer section temperature selector switching the refrigerator section on button and off g Super freeze button and indicator b Dynamic cooling button and light indicator light...
  • Page 5 Guide to the appliance a Dynamic cooling fan b Butter and cheese compartment c Interior lighting d Adjustable shelves e Egg tray f Door shelves g Bottle rack h Condensate channel and drain hole i Fruit and vegetable containers j Bottle shelf k Freezer drawers...
  • Page 6: 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 7: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important information on its safety, installation, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions. Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users are familiar with the content.
  • Page 8 The appliance is not suitable for use in areas where there is a risk of explosion. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation. The appliance can only be used by people with reduced...
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety The coolant system is tested for leaks. The appliance complies with statutory safety requirements and the appropriate EU guidelines. This appliance contains the coolant Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which is environmentally friendly. Although it is flammable, it does not damage the ozone layer and does not increase the greenhouse effect.
  • Page 10 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 electrical supply by a multi-socket adapter or an extension lead.
  • Page 11 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause considerable danger to users. Installation, maintenance and repair work must only be carried out by a Miele authorised technician. While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use The appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient temperatures), and should not be used outside this range. The climate range of the appliance is stated on the data plate inside the appliance. Installing it in a room with too low an ambient temperature, e.g.
  • Page 13 Follow the instructions given on the food manufacturer's packaging regarding storage conditions and "use-by" dates. 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 14 Warning and Safety instructions Stainless steel appliances Do not use sticky notes, transparent adhesive tape, masking tape or other types of adhesive on the surface of the door. These damage the surface, causing it to lose its dirt-repellent protective coating. The high-quality surface of the door is susceptible to scratching.
  • Page 15 Warning and Safety instructions Transporting the appliance Always transport the appliance in an upright position and in its original transport packaging to prevent damage in transit. Danger of injury and damage. The appliance is heavy and must be transported by two people. Disposal of your old appliance Before disposing of an old appliance, first make the door latch or lock unusable.
  • Page 16: 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 17 How to save energy Normal energy consumption Increased energy consumption Drawers, shelves and racks arranged as they were when the appliance was delivered. Only open the doors when Frequent opening of the door necessary and for as short a for long periods will cause a time as possible.
  • Page 18: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Switching on The refrigerator and freezer sections are Packing material switched on together by pressing the ^ Remove all the packing material from master switch on the right hand side of the interior of the appliance.
  • Page 19: To Switch The Refrigerator Section Off Separately

    Switching on and off Switching off To switch the refrigerator section on again ^ Press the On/Off button on the left hand side of the control panel again. The refrigerator section temperature ^ Press the master switch on the right display will light up.
  • Page 20: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature . . . in the freezer section It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the To freeze fresh food and to store frozen appliance. Micro-organisms will cause food for a long time, a temperature of food which is not stored at the correct -18 °C is required.
  • Page 21: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The newly selected temperature will be adopted automatically after a short The temperature display on the while. control panel always shows the The indicator for the temperature which required temperature. has been set for the refrigeration section will light up.
  • Page 22 The correct temperature This loss of coldness is no cause for concern in the following circumstances: – when the door has been left open for a while, e.g. for removing or storing a large amount of food, – when fresh food is being frozen. However, if the temperature in the freezer section remains above -18 °C for a long time, check that the...
  • Page 23: Alarm

    Alarm Your appliance has been fitted with a warning system which ensures that the However, if the temperature in the temperature in the freezer section freezer section remains above cannot rise unnoticed and to avoid -18 °C for a long time, check that the energy being wasted if a door is left frozen food has not started to open.
  • Page 24: Super Freeze And Dynamic Cooling

    Super freeze and Dynamic cooling Super freeze Switching off Super freeze Switch the Super freeze function on The Super freeze function will switch off before putting fresh food into the automatically after approx. 65 hours. freezer. The indicator light will go out and the appliance will run at normal power This helps food to freeze quickly and again.
  • Page 25: Dynamic Cooling M

    Super freeze and Dynamic cooling Dynamic cooling m Make sure the fan at the back of the When the Dynamic cooling function is appliance is not restricted to ensure not switched on, the natural circulation unhindered air circulation. of air in the appliance will cause different temperature zones in the Switching off Dynamic cooling refrigerator as the cold, heavy air will...
  • Page 26: Storing Food In The Refrigerator

    Storing food in the refrigerator Different storage zones Warmest area Due to the natural circulation of the air The warmest area is in the top section in the appliance, there are different of the door. Use this for storing butter temperature zones in the refrigerator.
  • Page 27: Food Which Is Not Suitable For Storing In The Refrigerator

    Storing food in the refrigerator Food which is not suitable for Do not store explosive materials in storing in the refrigerator the appliance or any products Not all food is suitable for storing in a containing propellants (e.g. spray refrigerator at temperatures below 5 °C, cans).
  • Page 28: When Shopping For Food

    Storing food in the refrigerator When shopping for food Storing food correctly The freshness of food when first placed Food should generally be stored in the appliance is an important factor covered or packaged. This will prevent in determining how long it stays fresh, food smells from affecting other food, and how long it can be kept in the food from drying out, and also any...
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Interior Fittings

    Adjusting the interior fittings Moving the shelves The shelves can be adjusted according to the height of the food. ^ Raise the shelf, and pull it forwards slightly until the notch at the side is in line with the shelf support. It can then be raised or lowered to the required level.
  • Page 30: 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 compartment, check quickly as possible, the maximum –...
  • Page 31: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing lightly before freezing, but care should be taken as the taste of some Only freeze fresh food which is in a spices alters when frozen. good condition. – Do not place hot foods or drinks in Hints on home freezing the freezer.
  • Page 32: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer Please note that when removing the ^ When freezing more than 2 kg of drawers, the lowest freezer drawer fresh food, switch on the Super must always remain in the freezer. freeze function some time before When placing food on the glass cold placing the food in the freezer (see...
  • Page 33: Defrosting

    Freezing and storing food Defrosting Never re-freeze partially or fully Frozen food can be defrosted in defrosted food. Consume defrosted different ways: food as soon as possible as it will – in a microwave oven, lose its nutritional value and spoil if left for too long.
  • Page 34: Automatic Defrost

    Automatic defrost Refrigerator section Freezer section The refrigerator defrosts automatically. 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 whilst it is in use. You do not need to The moisture generated in the remove this, as it will defrost and appliance collects on the condenser...
  • Page 35: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care – sharp metal scrapers. Do not let water get into the electronic unit, into the light or into Before cleaning the ventilation gaps. ^ Switch the appliance off. Do not let water get into the ^ Disconnect the appliance from the condensate channel and drain hole mains.
  • Page 36: Appliance Doors, Side Panels

    Do not use the following to clean/condition the doors – stainless steel cleaning agent: this will damage the surface. – Miele stainless steel conditioning agent: this will cause noticeable smearing.
  • Page 37: Ventilation Gaps

    Cleaning and care Ventilation gaps After cleaning ^ The ventilation gaps should be ^ Replace all shelves and accessories cleaned regularly with a brush or in the refrigerator section. vacuum cleaner. A build-up of dust ^ Put the food back in the refrigerator will increase the energy consumption section.
  • Page 38: Problem Solving Guide

    ^ Is the room temperature lower than appliance. Contact a qualified the ambient temperature for which electrician or Miele. the appliance is designed? . . . the temperature in the refrigerator If so, raise the temperature of the section or freezer section is too low.
  • Page 39 If this is not the case, then the interior should now open without force. lighting is defective. ^ Call Miele Service. . . the alarm sounds. The LED lighting may only be repaired Has one of the the appliance doors been open for longer than 60 seconds? or replaced by a service technician.
  • Page 40 Problem solving guide If you still cannot remedy the fault having followed these suggestions, please contact the Miele Service Department. To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the doors while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 41: 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 42: After Sales / Guarantee

    For further information on the appliance appliance is under guarantee, please guarantee specific to your country contact please contact Miele. See the end of – your Miele Dealer this booklet for contact details. In the U.K. your appliance is guaranteed for 2 years from the date of –...
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45: Installation

    Installation could be damaged by vibrations Do not place any appliance which from the appliance. gives off heat, such as a toaster, – Do not plug in other appliances mini-oven or double burner hob, on behind this appliance. top of this appliance. There is the danger of these catching fire.
  • Page 46: Ventilation

    Installation Ventilation Installation ^ Remove the cable clip from the back Air at the back of the appliance gets warm. To ensure sufficient ventilation, of the appliance. the ventilation gaps must not be ^ Check that all parts at the back of the covered or blocked in any way.
  • Page 47: Levelling The Appliance Door

    Installation Levelling the appliance door ^ Ensure that you unscrew adjustable foot a until it sits on the floor. Then unscrew the foot by a further 90°.
  • Page 48: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions KFN 12823 SD-1/-2 1817 mm 600 mm 630 mm* KFN 12823 SD edt/cs-1 KFN 12923 SD-1/-2 2010 mm 600 mm 630 mm* KFN 12923 SD edt/cs-1/-2 KFN 12924 SD-1 KFN 12924 SD edt/cs -1 * Dimensions without wall spacers fitted. Appliance depth is increased by approx. 35 mm with the supplied wall spacers fitted.
  • Page 49: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right-hand Removing the door handles hinged. If left-hand door hinging is required, follow the instructions below. To change the door hinging you will need the following tools: Two people are needed for changing the door hinging.
  • Page 50 Changing the door hinging ^ Rotate retaining plate f by 180°. Removing the doors ^ Then fit cover e from the front over Make sure the door shelves are retaining plate f, and slide it over to empty. the right. The writing must be visible. ^ Close the upper door.
  • Page 51 Changing the door hinging ^ Close the lower door. Caution. The lower door is not secure as soon as the middle hinge plate is removed. ^ Remove cap l from the bearing ^ Pull the middle hinge pin i upwards bush in the door and refit on the to remove it.
  • Page 52 Changing the door hinging Changing over the doors ^ Screw hinge plate f into position on the opposite side using the two outer ^ Pull complete hinge pin a together long slots only. To make it possible to with disc b and adjustable foot c align the door later, do not replace upwards and off.
  • Page 53 Changing the door hinging ^ Fit covers a and b to their opposite sides. ^ Align the door with the appliance housing using the long slots in the lower hinge plate. Then tighten the screws. ^ Fit hinge pin i into middle hinge plate k in the lower door.
  • Page 54 Changing the door hinging Refitting the handles It is important to check that the side section of handle d does not come Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when into contact with the door seal when you refit the handles. The door seal opening the door, as this would will be damaged if the handle is damage the door seal permanently.
  • Page 55: Aligning The Appliance Doors

    Aligning the appliance doors The appliance doors can be aligned To align the upper door use the long with the housing after they have been outer slots in the middle hinge plate: fitted. In the following illustration the door is not shown in the closed position to make it easier to see what you have to do.
  • Page 56: Building In The Appliance

    Building in the appliance The appliance can be installed in a kitchen run. To match the height of the rest of the kitchen, the appliance can be fitted with a suitable top box a. A ventilation gap of at least 50 mm depth must be allowed for behind the appliance across the entire width of the top box for air to circulate.
  • Page 60 KFN12823SD(-x), KFN12823SDedt/cs-x, KFN12923SD(-x), KFN12923SDedt/cs-x, KFN12924SD-x, KFN12924SDedt/cs-x en - GB M.-Nr. 09 435 380 / 01...