Miele Refrigerator Troubleshooting

Miele KWT 1601 SF Fridge Troubleshooting

Problem Possible faultSolution
What if the appliance does not get cold?The machine is not turned on.Check whether the appliance is switched on at the main switch.
The machine is not plugged in.Check that the plug is correctly inserted in the power outlet.
Check that the fuse has not tripped.Reset the circuit breaker.
If the breaker trips again the appliance or the outlet may be defective.
Contact Miele or a qualified electrician.
The temperature is set incorrectly.Check the display.
What if the temperature is too low?Select a warmer temperature.
The door is not closed.Check that the door has been closed properly.
A large amount of bottles has been put in the appliance at the same time.This makes the compressor run for longer, causing the temperature in the appliance to fall automatically.
What if the compressor kicks on very frequently and for too long?The ventilation slits in the plinth and in the top of the appliance are covered or dusty.Clean with a vacuum or brush.
The door has been opened too frequently.Once the appliance returns to the set temperature the compressor will turn off.
The door is not closed.Check that the door has been closed properly.
What if the alarm is ringing?The appliance door has been open for longer than 5 minutes.Close the door.
What if the alarm is ringing and the "alarm" indicator is lit?The door is not closed.
The ventilation slits are covered.
A large amount of wine was stored at once.
There has been a power failure.
The door is not closed.
What if a fault message with"_F" appears in the temperature display?A fault has occurred. Contact Miele Technical Service.
What if the display lighting is not working?The display lighting turns off automatically depending on the time set. If the display lighting still does not turn on after 15 minutes with the door closed, contact Miele Technical Service.
A white coating has formed around the wine corks.The corks are made of a material which has caused a chemical reaction (oxidation).The white coating can be removed with a dry cloth.
The coating has no effect on the quality of the wine.
Mildew is beginning to form on the wine bottle labels.Depending on the type of adhesive used mildew may begin to form on the labels.Wash the wine bottles and remove any adhesive residue.

Miele K 11820 SD Fridge Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
The appliance does not get coldCheck whether the appliance has been switched on. The temperature display must be lit up
Check that the plug is correctly inserted into the socket and switched on
Check that the mains fuse has not tripped. If it has, there could be a fault with the refrigerator, the household electricity supply or another appliance
Contact a qualified electrician or the Miele Service department
The temperature in the refrigerator section is too lowSet the required temperature
The Super cool function is still switched on. Super cool will switch itself off after 6-12 hours
The compressor is switching in too frequently and for too longCheck whether the ventilation gaps have been covered over or become dusty
Check whether the metal grille (heat exchanger) at the back of the appliance has become dusty
The appliance door is being opened frequently
Check that the door has been closed properly
The interior lighting in the refrigerator is not workingWas the refrigerator door left open for too long? The lighting switches itself off automatically after approx. 15 minutes if the door is left open
If this is not the case, then the interior lighting is defective, Call Miele Service
The LED lighting may only be repaired or replaced by a service technician. There are live electrical components under the cover. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance

Miele K 1801 SF Fridge Troubleshooting

IssuePossible faultSolution
Brrrrr...Humming noise made by the compressor. This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.These noises are not a fault. The noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable.
Blubb, blubb...A gurgling noise can be heard when coolant is circulating through the pipes.These noises are not a fault. The noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable.
Click...Clicking sounds are made when the thermostat switches the compressor on and off.These noises are not a fault. The noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable.
Sssrrrrr...On multi-zone and frost-free appliances you can sometimes just hear the movement of air circulating inside the appliance.These noises are not a fault. The noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable.
CreakingCreaking sounds can be heard when material inside the appliance expands.These noises are not a fault. The noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable.
Rattling, vibratingThe appliance is uneven.Realign the appliance using a level, by raising or lowering the screw feet underneath the appliance.
The appliance is touching another appliance or piece of furniture.Move it away.
Drawers, baskets or shelves are unstable or sticking.Check all removable items and refit them correctly.
Bottles or containers are unstable or knocking against each other.Separate them.
The transport cable clips are hanging loose at the back of the appliance.Remove the clips.

Miele K 32222 I Fridge Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible causeRemedy
The appliance is not getting cold. The interior lighting does not come on when the door is opened and the display is not lit up.The appliance has not been switched on.■ Switch the appliance on. The display should then light up.
The plug is not inserted in the socket correctly.■ Insert the plug in the socket correctly and switch on. When the appliance is switched off the mains connection symbol -a appears in the display.
Check whether the mains fuse has tripped. There could be a fault with the appliance, the household electrical wiring or another electrical appliance.■ Contact a qualified electrician or Miele.
The appliance is not getting cold although the interior lighting and the appliance appear to be working normally.Demo mode is activated and the symbol I appears in the display. This allows the appliance to be displayed in the showroom without the cooling system being switched on. Do not activate this setting for domestic use!■ Contact the Miele Service Department to find out how to deactivate Demo mode on your appliance.
The temperature inside the appliance is too low.The temperature inside the appliance is set too low.■ Select the correct temperature setting.
The freezer compartment door (depending on model) is not closed properly.■ Close the freezer compartment door (depending on model) properly.
A large amount of fresh food has been put in at the same time for freezing.
The Super cool function is still switched on. It will switch itself off automatically after approx.12 hours.■ You can switch off the Super cool function earlier to save energy.
■ Press the Super cool button.
The compressor is running all the time.To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed when less cooling is required. The compressor will run for longer when this happens.■ This is normal and does not require attention.
The compressor switches on too frequently and for longer.The ventilation gaps in the housing unit are covered or dusty.■ Uncover the ventilation gaps.
■ Dust the ventilation gaps regularly.
The refrigerator and freezer compartment (depending on model) doors have been opened too frequently, or a large amount of fresh food has been placed inside and/or frozen at the same time.■ Only open doors when you need to and then only for as long as necessary.
■ The appliance will regain the required temperature after a short while.
The appliance and/or freezer compartment (depending on model) door is not closed properly.■ Close the door(s).
There might be a thick layer of ice in the freezer compartment.The appliance will regain the required temperature after a short while.
If a thick layer of ice has built up, the cooling system will not work efficiently and energy consumption will increase.
■ Defrost and then clean the appliance.
The ambient temperature is too high.
The higher the ambient temperature, the longer the compressor will run for.
The appliance is not correctly installed in its housing unit.
The temperature inside the appliance is too high.This is not a fault.■ Select the correct temperature setting.
■ Check the temperature again in 24 hours time.
Frozen food is starting to thaw.The room temperature is lower than the ambient temperature required for the appliance.
Operating in a room which is too cold will cause the compressor to switch off for too long causing the freezer compartment (depending on model) to become too warm.■ Raise the temperature in the room.

Miele KFN 9753 ID Fridge Troubleshooting

Problem Possible faultSolution
The refrigerator or freezer section does not get cold.The machine is not turned on.Check whether the appliance is switched on at the main switch. The appropriate temperature display must be lit up.
The machine is not plugged in.Check that the plug is correctly inserted in the power outlet.
Check that the fuse has not tripped.Reset the circuit breaker.
If the breaker trips again, the appliance or the outlet may be defective. Contact Miele or a qualified electrician.
The temperature in the refrigerator or freezer section is too low.Select a warmer temperature.
The Super function is still on.The Super function automatically turns off after:
Refrigerator: approx. 6 hours Freezer: approx. 30 - 60 hours (depending on the amount of food frozen).
The door is not closed.Check that the doors are closed properly.
A large amount of food is being frozen at the same time.This makes the compressor run longer, causing the temperature in the freezer section to fall automatically.
The freezer section is too warm.The room temperature is lower than the ambient temperature for which the appliance is designed.Raise the temperature of the room.
Operating the appliance in a room that is too cold will cause the cooling system to turn off for too long, causing the freezer section to become too warm.
The door to the freezer section will not open.This is not a fault.Wait a few minutes, then try again. It should now open without force.
The suction caused by opening and closing the door too many times in succession prevents it from opening.
The compressor kicks on very frequently and for too long.The ventilation slits are covered or dusty.Clean with a vacuum or brush.
The doors have been opened too frequently, or a large amount of fresh food has been put in at once for freezing.Once the fridge/freezer gets down to the set temperature the compressor will turn off.
The door is not closed.Check that the doors have been closed properly.
The compressor runs continuously.To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required. This is not a fault.
The appliance will not turn off.
The safety lock has been activated.
The interior lighting of the refrigerator section is not working.
Do not remove the cover. Should the cover be damaged or need to be removed due to damage, exercise caution. There are lasers in the lighting (laser beam class 1M) which you should avoid looking at directly. Do not use optical instruments (magnifying glass or similar) to look at the lighting either.
The refrigerator door has been left open for too long.The lighting turns itself off automatically after approx. 15 minutes.
If the lighting does not come on when the door is opened briefly, but the temperature display is working, then the lighting is defective.Contact Miele Technical Service.
The LED lighting should only be repaired/replaced by a Miele service technician. Danger of injury or damage.
The floor of the refrigerator is wet.The drain hole is blocked.Clean the condensate channel and drain hole.
The alarm sounds.The appliance door(s) have been open for longer than 60 seconds.Close the door(s).
The alarm sounds and the temperature display of the freezer section flashes.The freezer door has been opened too frequently.This has caused the temperature in the freezer to rise above the set temperature. Once the temperature has dropped to the correct level again the alarm will stop and the display will stop flashing.
Bars light up or flash in the temperature displays.Only temperatures within the range of the appliance can be shown in the display. Check the display again about 6 hours after turning it on.
A fault code of "F0" to "F5" appears in one of the temperature displays.A fault has occurred. Contact Miele Technical Service.

Miele KFN 15943 D Fridge Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible cause and solution
The machine is not get- ting cold and the interior lighting does not come on when the ma- chine door is opened.The machine has not been turned on. Turn the machine on.
The plug is not inserted in the socket correctly or the plug connector is not inserted into the socket at the back of the machine correctly.
Insert the plug into the socket and the plug connector into the machine socket.
The fuse has tripped. There could be a fault with the machine, the household electrical wiring, or another machine.
Contact a technician or the Service department.
The compressor runs continuously.This is not a fault. To save energy, the compressor runs at a lower speed, but for longer, when less cooling is required. In this way, the running time of the compressor is extended.
The compressor is turning on more frequently and for longer periods of time; the temperature in the machine is too low.The ventilation grille is obstructed or dusty.
Do not block the ventilation grille.
Clean the ventilation grille on a regular basis to re- move any dust.
The machine doors have been opened too frequently or a large amount of fresh food has been put in at once for storage or freezing.
Only open the machine doors when necessary and for as short a time as possible.
After a while, the temperature will return to normal by itself.
The machine doors are not closed properly. A thick layer of ice may have already formed in the freezer section.
Close the machine doors. After a while, the temperature will return to normal by itself.
If a thick layer of ice has already formed, this will affect cooling and increase energy consumption.
Defrost the machine and clean it.
The ambient temperature is too high. The higher the ambient temperature, the longer the compressor has to run.
The temperature setting is too low. Correct the temperature setting.
A large amount of food was put in for freezing at once.
The Automatic SuperCool function is still turned on. To save energy, you can turn Automatic SuperCool off early yourself.
The SuperFrost function is still turned on. To save energy, you can turn SuperFrost off early yourself.
The compressor comes on less and less often and for shorter periods of time. The temperature in the appliance rises.This is not a fault. The set temperature is too high.
Correct the temperature setting.
Check the temperature again after 24 hours.
The food begins to defrost.
The room temperature is lower than the ambient temperature for which the appliance is designed. Operating in a room which is too cold will cause the compressor to switch off for too long, causing the freezer to become too warm.
Increase the room temperature.
The door seal is dam- aged and needs to be replaced.No tools are required to change the door seal.
Change the door seal. It is available from your Miele dealer or Miele Service.
Ice or condensation has built up inside the appliance.The door seal has come out of its groove.
Check that the door seal is correctly positioned in the groove.
The door seal is damaged.
Check whether the door seal is damaged.
An LED indicator light is flashing at the back of the appliance at the bottom near the compressor (depending on model).This is not a fault. The electronic unit for the compressor is equipped with an operation and fault diagnosis LED indicator light which flashes every 15 seconds (depending on model).

Miele KFNF 9955 iDE Fridge Troubleshooting

MessagePossible cause and solution
Dashes are flashing in the temperature display.Only temperatures within the range of the appliance temperature will be displayed.
Check the temperature in the display about 6 hours after switching the appliance on.
"FO to F5" appears in the display.There is a fault.
Contact Miele Technical Service.
Lock is lit up in the display and the appliance cannot be used.The safety lock has been activated.
Turn off the safety lock
The air filter indicator light lights up in the control panel.This is a reminder to clean the air filter in the appliance plinth.
Clean the air filter . The reset the indicator light via Settings mode
When the ice cube maker is turned on, the indicator light for the ice cube maker flashes in the control panel.The water intake is not open.
Open the water intake.