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 will lead to the appliance switching off for longer periods so that it cannot maintain the required temperature.
Do not cover or block the air vents as this could impair the efficiency of the appliance, increase the electricity consumption and could cause damage to the appliance.
Do not store explosive materials in the appliance or any products containing propellants (e.g. spray cans). Thermostats switching on may produce sparks which could present a fire hazard. Flammable compounds could explode.
Do not operate any electrical equipment inside the appliance. Danger of sparking and explosion.
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.
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.
Do not use sharp edged objects to remove frost and ice. They will damage the evaporator, causing irreversible damage to the appliance.
Never place electric heaters or candles in the appliance to defrost it. These can damage the plastic parts.
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.
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. by
– puncturing the refrigerant channels in the evaporator.
– bending any pipework.
– scratching the surface coating. Leaking refrigerant can damage the eyes.