Miele refrigerator water filter replacement

Miele refrigerator water filter replacement

Exchanging the water filter

Note: Air trapped in the system may cause water and the filter cartridge to eject forcefully. Use caution when removing.

1. Push in and rotate the filter cap on the base panel of your appliance counterclockwise 180°
2. Pull the used filter cartridge out of the appliance.

Step 1-2


3. Remove the cap from the used filter. Take a new filter cartridge out of the packaging and remove the protective cap.
4. Push the cap onto the new filter cartridge.

Step 3-4


5. Push the filter cartridge with cap, in a horizontal position, all the way into the opening in the base panel.

Step 5


6. Rotate the filter cartridge clockwise 180° until the cap is in a horizontal position.

Step 6

Water filter change indicator

The change indicator will appear approx. every 6 months depending on the quantity of ice produced.

When the filter indicator lights red, this is an indication that a filter change will soon be necessary.

New water filters (Bypass and Active charcoal filters) are available from Miele https://www.mieleusa.com/e/strainer-filter-kb-1000-7134240-p.

When the filter indicator flashes red in the display the filter must be changed.

After the filter change the filter indicator in the display still flashes. The change must be be confirmed in the electronic.

Confirming the filter change

Press and hold the filter change sensor button.

Miele refrigerator water filter indicator

At the same time place a finger on the access button. Press and hold both sensor buttons for approx 5 seconds until a beep is heard.

The water filter change has been confirmed and the filter change indicator had been reset.

The filter change indicator goes out.

Close the door.

After installing a new water filter discard the first 24 hours of ice production.

The appliance is supplied with an active charcoal filter which improves the taste and smell of ice cubes by removing chlorine and other substances from the incoming tap water.

Additional water filters are available from Miele https://www.mieleusa.com/e/intensiveclear-2-0-kwf-2000-11480330-p. It is important to change the water filter regularly.

To avoid serious illness or death, do not use water that is microbiologically or chemically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection or other treatment before or after use of a filter.


  • After installing a new water filter and switching on the ice maker, discard the first 24 hours’ worth of ice production.
  • If the ice maker has not been used for a prolonged time discard any ice cubes in the freezer, empty the container and discard the ice production of the next 24 hours.
  • If the appliance or ice maker have not been routinely used for several weeks or months, or if the ice cubes have an unpleasant odor, change the water filter.

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