Miele Frost-Free Fridge Freezer
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Common Miele Frost-Free Fridge Freezer Problems

Miele is a renowned German brand, known for its high quality home appliances that last for long periods of time. Yet, as with any man-made appliance, you may sometimes face Miele fridge freezer problems, especially with your Miele integrated fridge freezer. Yet, despite these issues, there are some small steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem and get your frost-free fridge freezer working optimally once again. Here are some of the most common issues you may face. 

Miele fridge freezer troubleshooting

Some of the most common problems you will encounter as well as their associated small fixes you can make yourself include the following:


  • Cooling problems

If you are facing Miele fridge thermostat problems, you risk having your food go off due to high temperatures in the fridge itself. As a starting point, you should consider checking the thermostat and adjusting it to a lower temperature. This should keep food from going bad and keep the temperature in the fridge constant. If you’re still facing issues with cooling, it’s time to call in an expert.


  • Leaking water

Leaking water is a no-no for fridges. They are designed not to leak but leakages can occur from time to time. If you see drops of water near your fridge, the chances are that your compressor or the seal on the compressor are faulty. For the seal, check if it is cracked or damaged. As for compressor repairs, it’s best to call in a professional. 


  • Problems defrosting

Defrosting happens automatically when your fridge is on and this is an important process to ensure no ice build up. If you are having problems with defrosting, be sure to check that the defrost timer is not set for too long and also check the filter to see if it needs to be replaced. 


  • Not producing ice

When your Miele fridge freezer is not producing ice, the most likely cause is that there’s an insufficient water supply. As a result, you should check the water supply is adequately connected to your fridge. Also, consider inspecting the ice maker’s water level. Finally, check the filter and clean out all the debris that may have collected there.


  • Not starting

If your Miele fridge freezer is not starting at all, the culprit is most likely to be the power source. You should first check that the power supply is working. Next, check if the power cord is plugged in and also whether the power cord is loose. Carefully connect the power cord to the wall socket and see if the fridge starts again. 


  • Emitting loud noises

Some of the most common reasons for the emission of loud noises include the compressor, the fan, the belt, the coils, the coils, the condenser and the evaporator. While either one can be the culprit, it’s mostly the coils or the fan that are the source of the problem. To troubleshoot this issue yourself, clean the coils with a dry cloth and also clean the air filter. However, to repair the fan, check the belt or replace the compressor, it’s advisable to contact a specialist for this more complicated task.


  • Compressor switches on randomly

When this happens, it can lead to a waste of energy and that’s not good for your utility bills. The causes are generally attributed to clogging of the ventilation gaps which are located in the housing units. A further cause is keeping your freezer door open for a long period of time. This can result in a thick layer of ice to form inside. For troubleshooting, make sure to clean the ventilation gaps carefully and ensure you do not keep the fridge door open for extended periods of time.


  • Light not working

The main reason for this problem is an issue with the fuse. In this case, it is highly recommended that you consult a qualified technician to resolve it.

Final thoughts

While Miele provides long guarantees on its appliances, due to wear and tear or unfavourable conditions, you may encounter some of the abovementioned fridge freezer problems. While some are quite easy to troubleshoot, others may require an expert hand. But don’t worry. At Domex, you can rely on our highly experienced technicians to help resolve your issue as quickly as possible. Simply reach out to us!

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