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Operating and installation instructions
Frost-free freezer
FN 12221 S (-1)
FN 12421 S (-1)
FN 12621 S (-1)
FN 12821 S (-1)
en - GB
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. 09 559 200



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Frost-free freezer FN 12221 S (-1) FN 12421 S (-1) FN 12621 S (-1) FN 12821 S (-1) en - GB 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 Guide to the appliance ..........4 Caring for the environment .
  • Page 3 Contents Defrosting ............30 Cleaning and care .
  • Page 4: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance a On/Off button d Lock symbol b Super freeze button e Menu symbol Setting mode for: c Display – the brightness level of the display If the appliance is not operated for – switching the lock on/off some time, the display will revert f Alarm symbol automatically to the brightness level...
  • Page 5 Guide to the appliance a Control panel b Frost-free system c Top freezer drawer, can be used as a freezer tray d Freezer drawers (number will depend on model)
  • 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

    Incorrect use of the appliance for such purposes can cause deterioration of the items stored. 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.
  • Page 8 Warning and Safety instructions The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use it in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions 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. The use of this coolant has, however, led to a slight increase in the noise level of the appliance.
  • Page 10 The appliance must be isolated from the electricity supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions This appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g. on a ship). In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings in a clean condition at all times. Any damage which may be caused by cockroaches or other vermin will not be covered by the guarantee.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Do not store cans or bottles containing carbonated drinks or liquids which could freeze in the freezer. The cans or bottles could explode. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance. When cooling drinks quickly in the freezer, make sure bottles are not left in for more than one hour, otherwise they could burst.
  • Page 13 Warning and Safety instructions Do not use defrosting sprays or de-icers, as they might contain substances which could damage the plastic parts or which could cause a build-up of gases and pose a danger to health. Do not use a steam-cleaning appliance to defrost or clean this appliance.
  • Page 14: 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 15 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 16: Switching On And Off

    Switching on and off Before using for the first time Switching off ^ Clean the inside of the appliance and the accessories with lukewarm water and a little washing-up liquid, and then dry with a soft cloth. ^ Press the On/Off button until the Switching on display goes out.
  • Page 17: Customising Settings

    Customising settings Settings mode X Altering the brightness of the display Certain settings on the appliance can The display brightness can be adjusted be changed using Settings mode. to suit the lighting conditions of the room. – The Lock 0 can be activated and deactivated There are five different display brightness settings.
  • Page 18: Activating Or Deactivating The Lock

    Customising settings Activating or deactivating the Lock The Lock can be activated to prevent the appliance being switched off by mistake. ^ Press the Temperature button – To activate the Lock repeatedly until the brightness level required is reached. The more fields of the temperature display which light up, the brighter the display.
  • Page 19 Customising settings To come out of Settings mode: ^ Press the Super freeze button briefly ^ Press the On/Off button. to deactivate the Lock function. The Lock symbol 0 will start flashing. ^ Wait for 5 minutes. The -18 °C field in the temperature display will go out.
  • Page 20: The Correct Temperature

    The correct temperature Setting the temperature It is very important to set the correct temperature for storing food in the appliance. Micro-organisms will cause food which is not stored at the correct temperature to deteriorate rapidly. Temperature influences the growth rate ^ Press the temperature selector button of these micro-organisms.
  • Page 21: Temperature Display

    The correct temperature Temperature display The temperature display on the control panel always shows the required temperature. The temperature can be adjusted from -15 °C to -32 °C. The temperature display will flash if – the temperature in the appliance is not within the possible temperature range, –...
  • Page 22: Alarm

    Alarm Your appliance has been fitted with a However, if the temperature in the warning system which ensures that the freezer remains above -18 °C for a temperature in the appliance cannot rise unnoticed and to avoid energy long time, check that the frozen food has not started to defrost.
  • Page 23: Super Freeze

    Super freeze Switch on Super freeze before putting The compressor can switch on up to fresh food into the freezer. 8 minutes later. This is due to an This helps food to freeze quickly and built-in delay switch, which helps retain its nutrients, vitamins, flavours prolong the life of the appliance.
  • Page 24: Freezing And Storing Food

    Freezing and storing food Maximum freezing capacity Isolation plate To ensure that fresh food placed in the (depending on model, available as an freezer freezes through to the core as optional accessory) quickly as possible, the maximum The isolation plate is used to isolate freezing capacity must not be freezer drawers which you do not wish exceeded.
  • Page 25: Storing Frozen Food

    Freezing and storing food Storing frozen food Do not store food in the "inactive" When buying frozen food to store in drawers. The temperature is not your freezer, check controlled in these drawers and food stored in them would soon –...
  • Page 26: Home Freezing

    Freezing and storing food Home freezing should be taken as the taste of some spices alters when frozen. Only freeze fresh food which is in a good condition. – Do not place hot food or drinks in the freezer. This causes already frozen Hints on home freezing food to thaw, and increases the energy consumption considerably.
  • Page 27: Before Placing Food In The Freezer

    Freezing and storing food Before placing food in the freezer Please note that when removing ^ 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 for some time before When placing food on the glass cold placing the food in the freezer (see...
  • Page 28: 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 lose its nutritional value and spoil if – in a microwave oven, left for too long.
  • Page 29: Freezer Tray

    Freezing and storing food Freezer tray The freezer tray is useful for freezing small items such as berries and vegetables. They can be frozen individually and therefore maintain their shape when defrosted. ^ Space the food out loosely on the tray.
  • Page 30: Defrosting

    Defrosting This freezer is equipped with a Frost free system. The freezer defrosts automatically. The moisture generated by defrosting settles on the condensor and is automatically dissipated from time to time. This automatic defrosting system enables the freezer to remain permanently ice-free, however, the food stored in the freezer will not defrost.
  • Page 31: Cleaning And Care

    ^ Switch the appliance off. conditioning agents is available to ^ Disconnect it from the mains. order from Miele or via the internet at ^ Take any frozen food out of the appliance and store it in a cool place.
  • Page 32: Appliance Door, Side Panels

    Cleaning and care Appliance door, side panels The door seal should be cleaned regularly with clean water and then Remove any soiling on the wiped dry with a soft cloth. appliance door and side panels immediately. Metal grille at the back of the If this is not done, it might become appliance impossible to remove and could...
  • Page 33: 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 fault, please contact Miele. To prevent unnecessary loss of temperature it is advisable not to open the door while waiting for the appliance to be serviced.
  • Page 34 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ Set a warmer The temperature temperature. inside the appliance is too low. You can switch off the Super The Super freeze function is freeze function earlier to still switched on. It will switch itself off save energy: automatically after approx.
  • Page 35 The compressor runs To save energy, the continuously. compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required. ^ Call Miele Service. The Super freeze There is a fault. symbol ª and the temperature display are flashing.
  • Page 36 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy The alarm sounds The temperature inside the The alarm will stop and the Alarm symbol ; will go out and the Alarm appliance is too low. symbol ; flashes. when the temperature – The door has been reaches the correct level opened too frequently.
  • Page 37: Noises

    Noises Normal noises What causes them Brrrrr... Humming noise made by the motor (compressor). This noise 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 38: 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 39: Information For Dealers

    Information for dealers Demo mode r To deactivate Demo mode ^ Press the On/Off button and the The appliance can be demonstrated in the showroom or at exhibitions in Temperature selector button at the "Demo mode". In this mode the display same time for approx.
  • Page 40: 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 41: Installation

    Should you Location require further assistance please This appliance should be installed in a contact your Miele customer service dry, well-ventilated room. It should not centre. be installed where it is exposed to direct sunlight or directly adjacent to a heat-producing appliance such as an oven or a radiator.
  • Page 42: Climate Range

    Installation Appliances with wall spacers Climate range supplied This appliance is designed for use within certain climate ranges (ambient The wall spacers supplied with temperatures), and should not be used some appliances must be used in outside this range. The climate range of order to achieve declared energy the appliance is stated on the data consumption values.
  • Page 43: Installation

    Installation Installation Two people are required to install the appliance. Only move the appliance when it is empty. ^ Remove the cable clip from the back of the appliance. ^ Check that all parts at the back of the appliance are unhindered. Carefully remove any hindrance.
  • Page 44: Appliance Dimensions

    Installation Appliance dimensions FN 12221 S 1250 mm 600 mm 630 mm* FN 12221 S-1 1250 mm 600 mm 630 mm* 1450 mm 600 mm 630 mm* FN 12421 S FN 12421 S-1 1450 mm 600 mm 630 mm* FN 12621 S...
  • Page 45: Changing The Door Hinging

    Changing the door hinging The appliance is supplied right-hand The hinge parts (hinge plate and hinged. If left-hand door hinging is hinge pin) must be sufficiently required, follow the instructions below. tightened otherwise the appliance You will also need the following: door could fall off.
  • Page 46 Changing the door hinging ^ Open the door. ^ Holding the door at the bottom and on the handle side, carefully lift it upwards and off. This will release hinge pin e with washer o out of hinge plate d. If it does not release: ^ Press hinge pin e with washer o out of the hinge plate from below.
  • Page 47 Changing the door hinging ^ Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, remove spring clamp n from underneath the door and fit it on the opposite side. ^ Pull hinge pin e with washer o out of the door bearing bush from below. ^ Unscrew upper hinge pin k using a Important.
  • Page 48 Changing the door hinging ^ Take the door and guide the upper Refitting the handle door bush onto the upper hinge pin k. Please make sure you follow the instructions below carefully when you refit the handle. The door seal will be damaged if the handle is fitted incorrectly.
  • Page 49 Changing the door hinging It is important to check that the side section of handle d does not come into contact with the door seal when opening the door, as this would damage the door seal permanently. If, after you have refitted the handle, you find that the side section touches the door seal when the door is opened: ^ Realign mounting plate c with grub...
  • Page 50: Aligning The Appliance Door

    Aligning the appliance door The appliance door can be aligned to the housing using the outer long slots in the lower hinge plate. 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 51: 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 52 Alteration rights reserved / 4812 M.-Nr. 09 559 200 / 00 FN 12221 S (-1), FN 12421 S (-1), FN 12621 S (-1), FN 12821 S (-1)