Miele for dishwashers Operating instructions

Operating instructions
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G 643 SCVi
G 843 Vi
G 843 SCVi
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
UV
M.-Nr. 05 431 291
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ
Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Guide to the dishwasher
Wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programming the water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Checking the programmed water hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Salt indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adjusting the dosage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rinse aid indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Loading the dishwasher
Items not recommended for dishwashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cutlery basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cutlery tray (SC units) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjusting the upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjustable cup racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Coffee bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Foldable spikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Bottle holder (select models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Basket accessories
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Contents
Operation
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Running the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
At the end of a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Interrupting a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Program guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Frequently asked questions
After sales service
Transport
User Maintenance Instructions
Cleaning the filter in the wash cabinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Cleaning the spray arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Cleaning the wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cleaning the door and door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cleaning the optic indicator reflector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cleaning the control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cleaning the water inlet filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING –
When using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions, including the
following:
Read all instructions before
installation or use of the dishwasher
to prevent injury and machine
damage.
The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damage or injury
caused by improper use of this
appliance.
Use the dishwasher only for its
intended purpose. This appliance is
intended for residential use only.
Do not use an extension cord to
connect this appliance to
electricity. Extension cords do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by
a qualified technician. To guarantee the
electrical safety of this appliance,
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective grounding
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement be met. If there is
any doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for damages caused
by the lack, or inadequacy, of an
effective grounding system.
Installation
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
Electrical safety
Before installation make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on
the data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This data
must correspond to prevent injury and
machine damage. Consult a qualified
electrician if in doubt.
Before installation or service,
disconnect the power supply to the
work area by unplugging the unit,
“tripping” the circuit breaker or
removing the fuse.
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Installation and repair work should
be performed by a Miele
authorized service technician. Work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous and could void the warranty.
, WARNING - Fire hazard
Do not cover or crush the plug of
an electric appliance. Ensure that the
cabinet opening for the dishwasher
provides ample space for the plug.
Installing the dishwasher in a tight
space may crimp the power cord or put
pressure on the plug which may cause
overheating.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as recreational
vehicles or aircraft. However, under
certain conditions it may be possible for
an installation in these applications.
Please contact the nearest Miele dealer
or the Miele Technical Service
Department with specific requirements.
Inspect the dishwasher for
shipping damage. Do not install or
operate a damaged unit. Contact the
place of purchase.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely
and kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
This dishwasher should only be
installed under a continuous
countertop secured to adjacent
cabinetry.
Do not install this dishwasher
beneath a cooking surface, oven or
any appliance that radiates heat.
High temperatures from these units may
damage the dishwasher.
Do not, under any circumstances
cut the intake hose or submerge in
liquid. This hose contains electrical
components that could cause injury or
property damage if cut or submerged.
Use
Only use the dishwasher if all
panels are properly in place.
Do not tamper
with the controls.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in, on, or
near the dishwasher.
Do not damage, sit, or stand on the
door or baskets of the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen
gas may be produced in a hot
water system that has not been used
for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water
system has not been used for such a
period, turn on all hot water faucets and
let water flow from each for several
minutes before using the dishwasher.
This will release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. Do not smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
Do not wash plastic items unless
they are labeled "dishwasher safe"
or the equivalent. For items not labeled,
check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When loading tableware, place
sharp items away from the door
seal to prevent damage to the seal.
Load knives pointing downwards to
prevent injuries.
Only use detergents and rinse aids
recommended for residential
dishwashers. Keep all detergents and
rinse aids out of the reach of children.
Do not drink water from the
dishwasher! Harmful residues
could be present.
For dishwashers with a visible
heating element
Do not touch the heating element
during or immediately after use.
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Disposal of an appliance
If the appliance is removed from its
installation and will not be used,
the door to the wash cabinet should be
removed to prevent children from being
locked in the machine. When
discarding an old dishwasher, unplug it
from the power outlet, remove the door
to the wash cabinet and cut off the
power cord.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
AVERTISSEMENT –
Lorsque vous utilisez votre
lave-vaisselle, veuillez prendre des
précautions essentielles, y compris
ce qui suit.
Lisez attentivement l’ensemble des
consignes avant d’installer ou
d’utiliser le lave-vaisselle afin de
prévenir les blessures et éviter
d’endommager l’appareil.
Le fabricant ne peut être tenu
responsable des dommages ou
blessures causés par une utilisation
inappropriée de l’appareil.
Utilisez le lave-vaisselle uniquement
aux fins auxquelles il a été conçu.
Cet appareil est destiné à un usage
domestique uniquement.
Conservez ces instructions dans un
lieu sûr et transmettez-les à tout
utilisateur ultérieur.
Sécurité électrique
Avant l’installation, assurez-vous
que la tension et la fréquence
indiquées sur la plaque signalétique
correspondent bien à celles de
l’alimentation électrique de la résidence
afin de prévenir les blessures et d’éviter
d’endommager l’appareil. Dans le
doute, consultez un électricien qualifié.
Avant de procéder à l’installation
ou à des travaux d’entretien,
coupez l’alimentation électrique, soit en
débranchant l’appareil, soit en faisant
basculer le disjoncteur, soit en enlevant
le fusible.
N’utilisez pas de rallonge pour
brancher l’appareil à la source
d’alimentation électrique. Les rallonges
ne garantissent pas la sécurité requise
pour l’appareil - si vous utilisez une
rallonge, cela peut causer une
surchauffe.
Assurez-vous que votre appareil
est installé correctement et mis à la
terre par un technicien qualifié. Pour
garantir la sécurité électrique de
l’appareil, il faut le raccorder à une
installation de mise à la terre
appropriée. Il est essentiel de respecter
cette exigence de sécurité élémentaire.
Dans le doute, faites vérifier
l’installation électrique de la résidence
par un électricien qualifié. Le fabricant
ne peut être tenu responsable de
dommages causés par l’absence d’une
installation de mise à la terre ou une
installation déficiente.
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CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Installation
L’installation et les réparations
devraient être effectuées
uniquement par un technicien de
service autorisé Miele. Les travaux
effectués par des personnes non
qualifiées peuvent s’avérer dangereux
et annuler la garantie.
, ATTENTION - Risque d’incendie
Ne recouvrez et n’écrasez jamais
la fiche d’un appareil électrique.
Assurez-vous que dans l’espace
occupé par le lave-vaisselle, il y a
suffisamment d’espace pour la fiche. Si
vous installez le lave-vaisselle dans un
espace trop petit, le cordon
d’alimentation pourrrait être comprimé
ou une pression pourrait être exercée
sur la fiche, ce qui risque de causer
une surchauffe.
Cet appareil n’est pas conçu pour
être utilisé sur un bateau ou dans
des engins mobiles, comme des avions
ou des véhicules récréatifs. Toutefois,
son installation est possible dans
certaines circonstances. Veuillez
communiquer vos exigences
particulières au détaillant Miele le plus
près de chez vous ou au Service
technique.
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Vérifiez si votre lave-vaisselle n’a
pas subi de dommage lors du
transport. N’installez pas et n’utilisez
pas un appareil endommagé.
Communiquez avec le point de vente
où vous l’avez acheté.
Assurez-vous de vous débarrasser
correctement des emballages,
sacs, matières plastiques et autres et
de les tenir hors la portée de bébés et
d’enfants. Risque de suffocation!
Le lave-vaisselle doit être installé
uniquement sous un comptoir
continu fixé à des armoires adjacentes.
N’installez pas ce modèle de
lave-vaisselle sous une surface de
cuisson, un four ou tout autre appareil
qui diffuse de la chaleur.
Les hautes températures émanant de
ces appareils pourraient endommager
le lave-vaisselle.
En aucun cas, vous ne devez
couper le tuyau d’arrivée d’eau ou
l’immerger, car il contient des
composants électriques qui pourraient
causer des blessures ou des
dommages matériels.
CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES
Utilisation
N’utilisez le lave-vaisselle que
lorsque tous les panneaux sont
bien en place.
Ne jouez pas avec les
commandes.
Afin de diminuer le risque de
blessures, ne laissez pas les
enfants jouer près de l’appareil ni
monter dedans ou dessus.
Évitez de malmener la porte ou les
paniers du lave-vaisselle ou de
vous y appuyer ou asseoir.
Dans certaines circonstances, un
système d’eau chaude qui n’a pas
servi durant deux semaines ou
davantage peut produire de
l’hydrogène. L’HYDROGÈNE EST UN
GAZ EXPLOSIF. Si le système d’eau
chaude n’a pas servi durant une telle
période, ouvrez tous les robinets d’eau
chaude et laissez l’eau couler plusieurs
minutes avant d’utiliser le lave-vaisselle.
Cette action libérera l’hydrogène qui
aura pu s’y accumuler. Entre-temps,
abstenez-vous de fumer et n’utilisez
pas de flamme nue.
Ne lavez pas des articles en
plastique qui ne portent pas la
mention "va au lave-vaisselle" ou une
formulation équivalente. Consultez les
recommandations du fabricant pour les
articles qui ne portent aucune mention
à cet égard.
Au moment de charger la vaisselle,
ne disposez pas les articles
coupants à proximité du joint
d’étanchéité de la porte afin d’éviter de
l’endommager. Placez les couteaux
avec la pointe vers le bas afin d’éviter
les blessures.
Utilisez seulement les détergents
et les produits de rinçage
recommandés pour les lave-vaisselle à
usage domestique. Conservez tous ces
produits hors de la portée d’enfants.
Ne consommez pas l’eau du
lave-vaisselle! Elle peut contenir
des résidus dangereux.
Lave-vaisselle munis d’un élément
chauffant visible
Ne touchez pas l’élément chauffant
pendant ou immédiatement après
l’utilisation.
Mise au rebut de l’appareil
Si vous désinstallez l’appareil et
comptez ne plus vous en servir,
détachez-en la porte pour éviter que
des enfants s’y retrouvent enfermés.
Lorsque vous mettez un lave-vaisselle
au rebut, débranchez-le de la source
d’alimentation électrique, détachez-en
la porte et coupez le cordon
d’alimentation.
CONSERVEZ
CES CONSIGNES
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Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is exceptionally
economical in the use of water and
electricity. For best results follow these
tips:
^ For lowest energy consumption and
the gentlest washing of china and
crystal, connect the dishwasher to a
cold water source.
^ For fastest possible wash times, yet
higher energy consumption, connect
the dishwasher to a hot water source.
^ Make full use of the baskets without
overloading for the most economical
washing.
^ Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
^ If baskets are only half full, select the
"Economy" program.
^ Use the correct amounts of detergent
and rinse aid.
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Guide to the dishwasher
Wash cabinet
1
Upper spray arm (not visible)
8
Detergent dispenser
2
Cutlery tray
9
Data plate
3
Upper basket
10
Control panel
4
Water feed for middle spray arm
11
Optic indicator
5
Middle spray arm
12
Salt reservoir
6
Lower spray arm
13
Triple Filter System
7
Rinse aid reservoir
14
Four height adjustable feet
11
Guide to the dishwasher
Control panel
15
On button / Indicator
16
Off button
17
Check / Refill indicators
18
Program list
19
Program selection buttons /
indicators
Note:
Remove the protective film from the
program list before the first use.
Every dishwasher is tested before leaving the factory. Any water remaining in
the machine is from these tests and does not indicate that the machine has
been used.
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Before using for the first time
To open the door
To close the door
^ Push the baskets in.
^ Lift the door and push until it clicks
into position.
^ Pull the handle.
If the door is opened during operation,
the dishwasher will stop running. Once
the door is closed the program will
restart.
Instructions on how to open the
dishwasher if a door panel has not
yet been installed can be found in
the Installation Instructions.
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Before using for the first time
Water softener
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water. Hard
water results in calcium deposits on
dishware and in the dishwasher.
If your tap water hardness is above
8 gr/gal (values are in US gallons)
(140 ppm), the water should be
softened. This takes place
automatically in the unit’s integrated
water softener.
If your water hardness is consistently
lower than 8 gr/gal (140 ppm), you do
not need to add dishwasher salt.
However, the dishwasher must still be
programmed to correspond with the
local water hardness.
Where the water hardness fluctuates
e.g. between 9 - 17 gr/gal (160 - 310
ppm), always program the machine to
the higher value, 17 gr/gal (310 ppm) in
this example.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
If there is a fault, it will help the service
technician to know the hardness of your
local water supply.
– The dishwasher must be
programmed to correspond with the
water hardness in your area.
^ Please note your water hardness:
– The water softener must be filled with
dishwasher salt for reactivation.
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gr/gal
Before using for the first time
Programming the water softener
1 - 12 gr/gal:
Your water hardness level must be
programmed into the dishwasher using
the buttons on the control panel.
An indicator corresponding to a preset
water hardness will light (see Table 1).
The programming can be canceled
and restarted at any time by turning
the dishwasher off using the "Off"
button, (16).
^ Open the door.
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
Table 1:
gr/gal*
1 - 4**
5- 6
ppm
20 - 70
90 - 110
Button
a
b
7
8 - 10
11 - 12
130
140 - 180
200 - 220
c
d
e
^ Press and hold the a and c buttons.
At the same time turn on the
dishwasher with the "On" (15) button.
* US gallons
^ Release all buttons.
If this value corresponds with the water
hardness in your area:
The "Salt" and b indicators will flash.
If this is not the case, the above steps
must be repeated.
^ Press the b button.
The b indicator goes out and the "Salt"
indicator will flash.
If your water hardness is greater
than 12 gr/gal (220 ppm) proceed to
the next page.
** Factory preset
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
If you need to program a different water
hardness:
^ Press the button, which corresponds
with your water hardness (see
Table 1).
The "Salt" and b indicators will flash.
^ Press the f button twice.
The "Salt" and f indicators will flash.
The new water hardness is set.
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
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Before using for the first time
Checking the programmed water
hardness
13 - 70 gr/gal:
^ Press the f button.
^ Open the door.
The f indicator will light.
An indicator corresponding to a set
water hardness will light (see Table 2).
Table 2:
gr/gal
ppm
Button
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
^ Press and hold the a and c buttons.
At the same time turn on the
dishwasher with the "On" (15) button.
^ Release all buttons.
13
230
14 - 16 250 - 290
17 - 22 310 - 400
a
b
c
The "Salt" and b indicators will flash.
If this is not the case, the above steps
must be repeated.
23 - 35 410 - 630
d
36 - 70 650 - 1260
e
^ Press the b button.
If this value corresponds with the water
hardness in your area:
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
The programmed water hardness is
indicated by:
1 - 12 gr/gal
Corresponding indicator is lit, (see
Table 1).
If you need to program a different water
hardness:
^ If an indicator is not lit, press the f
button.
^ Press the button which corresponds
to your water hardness (see Table 2).
13 - 70 gr/gal:
The "Salt" and b indicators will flash.
^ Press the f button twice.
The "Salt" and f indicators will flash.
The new water hardness is set.
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
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The f indicator and an additional
corresponding indicator is lit, (see
Table 2).
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
Before using for the first time
Filling the salt reservoir
To fill the salt reservoir:
If your water hardness level is greater
than 8 gr/gal, the salt reservoir should
be filled before the first use and when
the "Salt" indicator lights.
^ Remove the lower basket.
Only use water softener salt specially
formulated for dishwashers. Other salts
may contain insoluble additives which
can impair the water softener.
^ Place the provided funnel over the
salt reservoir.
The proper salt can be purchased from
your Miele dealer or Miele.
^ Unscrew and remove the salt
reservoir cap located on the floor of
the wash cabinet.
The salt reservoir must be filled with
2 quarts (2 l) of water before adding
salt for the first time. Water does
not have to be added with
subsequent refills.
,Inadvertently filling the salt
reservoir with dishwashing
detergent will damage the water
softener.
^ Carefully fill with salt. The salt
reservoir holds approximately 4.5 lbs
(2 kg) of salt. As it is filled, water will
run out.
^ Clean any excess salt from the
threads of the reservoir opening.
^ Screw the cap on firmly.
^ If the dishwasher will not be used
immediately, run the "Rinse & Hold"
program. This will remove any traces
of salt from inside the wash cabinet.
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Before using for the first time
Salt indicator
Bypassing the salt indicator
When the salt reservoir is empty, the
"Salt-PC" indicator will light, indicating
that it should be refilled with
reactivation salt.
If your water is soft (below 8 gr/gal) the
salt reservoir should not be filled with
salt. The indicator will remain lit and
should be disregarded or bypassed.
^ Remove the salt reservoir cap.
Looking into the salt reservoir, you will
see the top of the float chamber on the
right hand side, a.
After the reservoir has been filled, the
water softener is automatically
reactivated the next time the
dishwasher is started. The "Salt"
indicator will be lit during this process.
^ Using a screwdriver, carefully pivot
the float chamber towards the center
of the reservoir.
^ Using needle nose pliers, pull the
cap, b, off of the float chamber, and
remove the float, c.
Replace the float chamber cap, push
the chamber back into its upright
position, and replace the salt reservoir
cap. The "Salt" indicator should no
longer be lit.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Rinse aid is recommended to prevent
spotting on dishes and glassware.
,Filling the rinse aid reservoir with
detergent will damage the reservoir.
Only pour rinse aid formulated for
residential dishwashers into the
reservoir.
Adding rinse aid
^ Pour liquid rinse aid into the reservoir
until it is visible on the surface of the
screen.
^ Press on the flap until you hear it
click shut. Failure to close it all the
way will allow water to enter the
reservoir during the wash program.
^ Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. The
flap will remain closed during normal
operation.
^ Add rinse aid before the first use and
whenever the "Rise aid" indicator
lights.
^ Press the button in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
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Before using for the first time
Adjusting the dosage
Rinse aid indicator
The dosage selector is preset to 3. This
dispenses approximately 3 ml of rinse
aid per program. It can be adjusted
from 1 to 6.
The rinse aid indicator on the control
panel will light when the rinse aid
reservoir needs refilling.
^ Use a higher setting if spots appear
on dry glassware.
^ Use a lower setting if streaking
appears on dishes or glasses.
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When the indicator first comes on, there
will be enough rinse aid left for 2 - 3
washes.
Loading the dishwasher
,Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, grease or paint in
the dishwasher.
Ash and sand do not dissolve and
will be distributed throughout the
inside of the dishwasher.
Wax, grease and paint will cause
permanent discoloration or damage
to the dishwasher.
^ Scrape food from dishes before
placing in the dishwasher.
Do not rinse dishes.
^ The spray arms must not be blocked
by items that are too tall or hang
through the baskets. Check
clearance by manually rotating the
spray arms.
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be cleaned from the sides of
the dishwasher door. These are
outside of the wash cabinet and are
not cleaned by water from the spray
arms.
^ Load dishes so that water can reach
all surfaces. Do not place dishes and
cutlery inside other pieces.
^ Hollow items such as cups and
glasses should be placed upside
down in the upper basket.
^ Concave based items, such as mugs
or bowls, should be placed at an
angle so that water does not pool.
^ To ensure good water coverage tall,
narrow, hollow pieces, such as a
vase, should be placed in the center
of the basket, rather than in the
corners.
^ Small cups and glasses should be
placed on the cup racks. Taller mugs
and glasses can be placed beneath
the rack.
^ Place very small items in the cutlery
tray or basket so they do not fall to
the bottom of the wash cabinet.
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Loading the dishwasher
Items not recommended for
dishwashing
– Cutlery with wooden handles.
– Wooden cutting boards.
– Glued items such as old knives with
handles glued together around the
shank of the blade.
– Hand made craft items, antique,
metal trimmed or decorative
glassware.
– Lead crystal.
– Copper, brass, tin or pewter.
– Plastic items that are not heat
resistant.
– Dishes with color painted over the
glaze. These dishes may fade over
time.
– Cast iron pots and pans.
Glassware:
– There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware but, when in
doubt wash by hand.
– Wash delicate glassware with a low
temperature program and without the
extended drying feature to reduce
the risk of clouding. See the
"Program guide".
– If crystal or delicate glasses will be
washed frequently, connect the
dishwasher to cold, rather than hot
water.
– Clouding or etching may occur on
glasses after frequent washing.
– When purchasing new dishes,
glasses and cutlery, make sure they
are dishwasher safe.
Silver and aluminum:
– Silver or aluminum items may tarnish.
– Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may be damp or spotted
at the end of a program where water
has adhered to the polish. This can
be rubbed off with a soft, dry cloth.
Silver that has been cleaned in an
immersion dip is usually dry at the
end of a program, but may tarnish.
– If left to dry, foods containing sulfur
can discolor silver. These include
egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise,
mustard, fish and marinades.
– Silverware may tarnish or pit if
washed next to stainless steel.
Leave space between these metals.
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Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery basket
^ For the best cleaning results, spoons
and forks should be placed in the
basket with handles down. Knives
and other pointed objects can be
loaded with their handles up to
prevent injuries.
^ Place small spoons into the slots on
either side of the cutlery basket.
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Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery tray (SC units)
The removable cutlery tray makes
unloading flatware easy. Simply carry
the cutlery tray to where the flatware is
stored and put the entire basket away
in one trip.
Spoon heads should be placed in
contact with at least one of the serrated
retainers of the cutlery tray to ensure
that water runs off freely.
For easier unloading cutlery should be
grouped in zones, one for knives, one
for forks, one for spoons, etc.
Place knives with the cutting edge and
forks with the prongs between the
holders. Spoons should be placed in
the opposite direction with the handles
between the holders.
Longer items such as soup ladles, cake
slices, mixing spoons and long knives
should be placed lengthwise in the
indentation of the cutlery tray.
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Spoons with thick handles may have to
be placed as knives and forks with their
heads in the holders.
Loading the dishwasher
Upper basket
Adjusting the upper basket
On select models, the upper basket
can be raised or lowered to
accommodate tall items.
^ Slide out the upper basket.
Load the upper basket with small,
lightweight, or delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert bowls
and flat pans.
Long items such as soup ladles, mixing
spoons and knives can be set across
the front of the upper basket.
^ Pull up the levers at the sides of the
upper basket and adjust the basket
height.
^ Release the levers and the basket will
lock in place.
The basket can also be angled to fit tall
items in both, the lower and upper
baskets. The angles should not be set
to opposite extremes. This will block the
middle spray arm. Take care when
sliding the basket in and out in this
position.
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Loading the dishwasher
Adjustable cup racks
Coffee bar
Raise the rack to make room for tall
glasses. Lower it to double stack
smaller pieces.
To allow water to run off the bottom of
coffee mugs, place them slanted on top
of the coffee bar. The bar can also be
used to separate two rows of glasses.
To stack wide items, flip the bar to the
right.
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Loading the dishwasher
Lower basket
Dishwasher with cutlery tray
For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, sauce pans,
bowls.
Dishwasher with cutlery basket
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Loading the dishwasher
Height limit
Vase / Bottle holder (select models)
The guide at the front of the upper
basket determines the maximum height
for items placed in the lower basket so
that the middle spray arm is not
blocked.
The bottle holder e.g. for milk or baby
bottles, can be inserted into the bottom
basket in more than one place. Position
in any area marked white in the
illustration. Do not place the insert in
the corners of the lower basket, water
cannot properly cover bottles in these
areas.
Foldable spikes
Two rows of spikes can be folded
down, to create more room for larger
dishware e.g. pots, pans and bowls.
^ Lift up the spike rows and fold them
one on top of the other.
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Basket accessories
Additional inserts for the upper and lower baskets may be purchased from your
Miele dealer or the Miele Technical Service Department.
Vase / Bottle holder
To wash milk or baby bottles
attaches to the lower basket
Mini Cutlery Basket
To wash additional cutlery
for units with cutlery tray
attaches to the lower basket
Upper Basket Glassware Insert
To wash long stemmed glassware
attaches to the upper basket
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Operation
Adding detergent
,Dishwasher detergents contain
irritant and corrosive ingredients.
Keep children away from detergent.
Do not fill the detergent dispenser
until you are ready to start the
dishwasher.
Only use powder detergents or
tablets formulated for residential
dishwashers. The use of gel or liquid
detergent is not recommended.
Never fill the detergent dispenser to
capacity.
Do not use more than the
recommended amount of detergent.
Continued use of too much
detergent may cause machine
damage.
The horizontal marks in Compartment II
indicate levels of approximately 1 1/4,
1 3/4 and 2 tablespoons (20, 25 and
30 ml) respectively.
^ With the dishwasher door fully open
fill compartment II with 2 tablespoons
(30 ml) of powder detergent or one
detergent tablet.
^ Close the cover. The cover will
always open at the end of a wash
program except in "Rinse & Hold".
2 tablespoons (30 ml) of detergent is
enough for most normally soiled loads.
For heavily soiled loads, or if food has
dried on the dishes, a program
containing a prewash cycle should be
selected. Add an extra tablespoon (15
ml) of detergent to compartment I.
^ To open, press the latch on the
detergent dispenser.
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Less detergent is needed in homes with
very soft water and when washing
lightly soiled dishes.
Operation
Running the dishwasher
Waterproof System
^ Open the door.
All Miele dishwashers are specially
designed to shut off the water intake
and drain the wash cabinet in the rare
event of an internal water valve failure.
^ Make sure the spray arms are not
blocked.
^ Turn on the dishwasher using the
"On" button (15).
^ Select a wash program using the
program selection buttons (19). Refer
to the "Program guide" for details.
For this feature to be active, the
machine must be "On" (not necessarily
running), and the door must be closed.
At the end of a program
The selected program indicator will
light.
At the end of a program the optic
indicator will flash.
^ Close the door.
The optic indicator will come on.
The optic indicator will go out after an
hour or sooner if the door is opened.
The program will begin.
After a program has ended:
Do not end a program prematurely!
Important program steps could be
omitted (e. g. reactivating the water
softener).
^ Open the door.
The optic indicator and the program
indicator will go out.
^ Press the "Off" button (16).
Allow dishes to cool before unloading.
It is advisable to turn off the water
supply if the dishwasher will not be
used for a period of time (e.g. while
vacationing).
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Operation
Interrupting a program
Changing a program
A program is interrupted as soon as the
door is opened.
If the door is closed, the program will
continue from where it was interrupted.
If the door has not been closed yet:
,Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. There is a danger of being
burned!
Only open the door if absolutely
necessary.
^ Press the program button of the new
program.
^ Close the door.
The program will begin.
If the door has already been closed
and the program is running:
^ Open the door.
^ Press the "Off" button (16).
^ Press the "On" button (15).
^ Select a program with the program
selection buttons (19).
^ Close the door.
The program will begin.
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Operation
Program guide
Program
Pots & Pans
Sani Wash
When to use
For heavily soiled pots and pans with dried on food
Main wash temperature 170 °F (75 °C)
Run-time 142 min
Eextended wash time
For sanitizing normally soiled dishware with dried
on food
Main wash temperature 150 °F (65 °C)
Run-time 147 min
Program cycle
Pre- Main Interim Final Drywash wash rinse rinse ing
1 2
1 2
X X
X
X X
X
- X
X
X X
X
X
Normal Plus
Higher wash temperature helps to clean
normally soiled dishware with stubborn dried on
food or greasy residues
Main wash temperature 150 °F (65 °C)
Run-time 145 min
X X
X
X -
X
X
Normal 1)
For normally soiled dishware
Main wash temperature 130 °F (55 °C)
Run-time 143 min
Energy saving program
For normally soiled dishware
Main wash temperature 130 °F (55 °C)
Run-time 103 min
X X
X
X -
X
X
- -
X
X -
X
X
Rinse & Hold For rinsing dishes when a complete cycle is not needed - X
Run-time 11 min
-
- -
-
-
Economy
1) Standard for Energy Label
When washing a full load in Pots & Pans, Sani Wash and the Normal programs use at least 2
tablespoons (30 ml) of detergent.
For the Pots & Pans program add an additional teaspoon (5 ml) to compartment I.
If "Top Solo" is selected, reduce the amount of detergent to 1 1/4 tablespoons (20 ml).
Program times are based on a hot water connection. If the unit is connected to cold water, program
times will increase by approximately 25 minutes.
Usage:
Electric: 0.06 - 2.4 (kWh)
Water: 1.3 - 6.3 US gallons (5 - 24 L)
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Frequently asked questions
With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be fixed without a service
call.
,Repairs should only be carried out by a qualified and trained technician in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause personal injury or machine damage.
What if …
Possible fault
the dishwasher does not The door is not properly
start?
closed.
The machine is not
plugged in.
The fuse is defective or
the breaker has tripped.
Fix
Close the door firmly.
Insert the plug.
Reset the circuit breaker.
Make sure it is a 15 A
circuit breaker.
The dishwasher is not
turned on.
Press "On", select
program.
No program is selected.
Select a program with
the program selection
buttons.
the dishwasher stops
during a program?
The fuse or breaker has
tripped.
Reset the circuit breaker.
Make sure it is a 15 A
circuit breaker.
the dishwasher stops
running, shortly after
starting a program and
the optic indicator
flashes?
Water intake error.
The "Intake/Drain"
indicator flashes/lights.
– Turn off the dishwasher.
– Open the water valve.
– Clean the water inlet
filter, see maintenance
instructions.
The waterproof system
has activated.
– Call the Miele Technical
Service Department.
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Frequently asked questions
What if …
Possible fault
Fix
shortly after starting a
program, the dishwasher
stops running and
the optic indicator
flashes?
Water intake error.
The "Intake/Drain"
indicator flashes.
The water pressure is less
than 4.5 psi (0.3 bar).
Contact a plumber.
Drain error, water remains – Turn off the dishwasher.
in the wash cabinet.
– Clean the triple filter.
The "Intake/Drain"
See maintenance
indicator flashes.
instructions.
– Clean the drain pump
and the non-return
valve, see maintenance
instructions.
– Remove any kinks in
the drain hose.
after starting a program, The optic indicator
Install the optic indicator
the optic indicator does reflector was not placed in reflector correctly.
See Installation manual,
not shine?
the steam deflector
properly.
"1. Install the steam
deflector".
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Frequently asked questions
What if …
Possible fault
after a program has
ended, the optic
indicator and the
program indicators
flash?
There may be a technical – Turn the dishwasher off.
fault.
Despite the problem the
dishwasher can be used.
If the indicators flash
again after the next
program cycle, call Miele
Technical Service.
there is a knocking
noise in the wash
cabinet?
The spray arm is hitting
an item in the basket.
there is a rattling noise? Items are not secure in
the wash cabinet.
there is a knocking
noise in the water
pipes?
dishes are not dry,
glasses and cutlery are
spotted?
This may be caused by
the installation or diameter
of the pipes.
The rinse aid setting may
be too low, or the rinse aid
reservoir is empty.
Fix
Interrupt the program,
rearrange items blocking
the spray arms.
Interrupt the program and
rearrange loose pieces.
This has no effect on the
dishwasher. If in doubt
contact a plumber.
Increase the dosage or
refill the reservoir, see
"Before using for the first
time".
Dishes were taken out too Leave dishes in longer.
soon.
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Frequently asked questions
What if …
Possible fault
Fix
dishes are not clean?
The dishes were not
loaded correctly.
The program was not
powerful enough.
See "Loading the
dishwasher".
Select a more intensive
program, see the
"Program guide".
Use more detergent, see
"Adding detergent".
Clean the spray arm jets,
see "User Maintenance
Instructions".
Not enough detergent
was used.
The spray arm jets are
clogged.
The triple filter is clogged Clean and reseat the filter,
or not correctly seated.
see "User Maintenance
Instructions".
The drain pump or the
non-return valve is
blocked.
Clean the drain pump and
the non-return valve, see
"User Maintenance
Instructions".
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Frequently asked questions
What if …
Possible fault
tea or lipstick stains
have not been
completely removed?
The wash temperature of Select a program with a
the selected program was higher temperature.
too low.
white residue is visible
on cutlery and dishes,
clouding occurs on
glassware and film can
be wiped off?
Not enough detergent
Use more detergent.
was used.
Not enough rinse aid was Increase the dosage,
used.
see "Before using for the
first time".
The salt reservoir is
Add reactivation salt,
empty.
see "Before using for the
first time".
The salt reservoir cap was
not correctly screwed on.
The programmed setting
of the water softener is too
low.
there are smears on
glasses and cutlery,
bluish sheen on the
surface of glasses and
film can be wiped off?
The rinse aid dosage is
set too high.
glasses are dull and
discolored and film
cannot be wiped off?
Glasses are not
dishwasher safe.
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Fix
Reseat it making sure it
screws back on correctly.
Adjust the setting of the
water softener, see
"Before using for the first
time".
Reduce the dosage, see
"Before using for the first
time".
There is no remedy.
Only wash dishwasher
safe glasses.
Frequently asked questions
What if …
Possible fault
plastics are discolored? Natural dyes e.g. from
vegetables may be the
cause. Not enough
detergent was used to
break down natural dyes.
there are rust stains on The salt reservoir cap was
cutlery?
not screwed on properly.
The affected items are not
corrosion resistant.
Fix
Use more detergent, see
"Adding detergent".
Discoloration is
permanent.
Reseat and screw the cap
on firmly.
There is no remedy.
Only wash dishwasher
safe cutlery.
Remove the residue.
the detergent dispenser
lid cannot be closed
properly?
detergent is left in the
dispenser at the end of a
program?
Detergent residue is
blocking the catch.
water remains in the
wash cabinet at the end
of a program?
The triple filter in the wash Clean the filter, see "User
cabinet is clogged.
Maintenance Instructions".
The dispenser was damp Dry the dispenser before
when detergent was
adding detergent.
added.
The drain pump or the
non-return valve may be
blocked.
The drain hose is kinked.
Clean the drain pump and
the non-return valve,
see "User Maintenance
Instructions".
Remove the kink.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department.
U 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
V 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
When contacting the Miele Technical
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance.
These can be found on the data plate
on the upper inside edge of the
dishwasher door.
Program update function - PC
The Program Correction (PC) allows a
technician to update the dishwasher to
make use of new technology.
MieleCare
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program; gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by 5
years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
www.miele.com/mielecare/mielecare
home.asp.
For example, if a detergent with good
wash results using only cold water
becomes available, the wash programs
can be modified to take advantage of
this.
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Transport
To transport the dishwasher, e.g. when
moving to a new home, note the
following:
– Empty the dishwasher.
– Secure any loose parts, e.g. hoses,
cables, cutlery baskets.
– Transport the dishwasher in the
upright position. If unavoidable it
may be transported on its back. Do
not transport it on its side or on the
door. Residual water in the machine
could leak and cause electrical
damage.
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User Maintenance Instructions
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
Cleaning and Care
Triple filter system
The triple filter system in the base of the
wash cabinet prevents food from being
redeposited on dishes. It also protects
the circulation pump from damage
caused by foreign objects (e.g. broken
glass, bones).
The filter system should be cleaned
every 4 - 6 months or whenever a
foreign object is trapped.
Cleaning the filter in the wash
cabinet
^ Turn off the dishwasher before
cleaning.
^ Turn the handle counterclockwise to
release the triple filter system.
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^ Lift the filter out of the machine.
Remove any solid particles and rinse
under running water. Scrub with a
nylon brush if necessary.
Cleaning and Care
To clean the underside of the filter, the
flap must be opened:
^ Return the filter so it lies flat in the
base of the wash cabinet.
^ Pull back the yellow clip.
^ Lock the filter by turning the handle
clockwise.
^ Rinse all parts under running water.
Scrub with a nylon brush if
necessary.
^ Close the flap so that the clip
engages.
,The dishwasher must not be
used without the filter locked in
place.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the spray arms
^ Remove the lower basket.
Sometimes particles of food get stuck
in the spray arm jets. The spray arms
should be inspected and cleaned every
4 - 6 months.
^ Turn off the dishwasher before
cleaning.
Remove the spray arms as follows:
^ Remove the cutlery tray (if present).
^ Press the top spray arm upwards to
engage the inner ratchet and
unscrew the spray arm.
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly
upwards to remove.
^ Lift up the middle spray arm, a, to
engage the ratchet and unscrew the
spray arm, b.
^ Use a pointed object such as a
toothpick to push food particles into
the spray arm jets.
^ Rinse thoroughly under running
water.
^ Return the spray arms and check
that they rotate freely.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the wash cabinet
Generally, the wash cabinet is self
cleaning if the correct amount of
dishwasher detergent is used.
The wash cabinet can be cleaned with
a dishwasher cleaner such as Dis
Cleaner available from your Miele
dealer or the Miele Technical Service
Department.
Cleaning the door and door
seal
^ Wipe the door seal with a damp cloth
to remove any food particles.
Cleaning the optic indicator
reflector
The optic indicator reflector is located
in the steam deflector under the
countertop.
To clean the optic indicator reflector:
^ Open the door and remove the
reflector from the plastic mounting.
^ Clean the reflector and the plastic
mounting with a damp cloth.
,Do not use abrasive, glass or all
purpose cleaners! These will
damage the surface!
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be wiped from the sides of the
dishwasher door. These are outside
of the wash cabinet and are not
cleaned by water from the spray
arms.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the control panel
^ Only clean the control panel with a
damp cloth.
,Do not use too much water when
cleaning the controls. Water could
penetrate into the electronics and
cause damage.
,Do not use abrasive, glass or all
purpose cleaners. They will damage
the surface.
Cleaning the exterior
,Never use abrasive cleaners,
scouring pads, steel wool or caustic
(oven) cleaners on the dishwasher.
They will damage the surface.
Plastic
All plastic surfaces can be cleaned with
warm water and liquid dish soap
applied with a soft sponge.
Wipe dry using a soft cloth.
Stainless steel
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using a non-abrasive stainless steel
cleaner.
To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner
for stainless steel can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure.
Stainless steel colored controls
These controls can be cleaned with
warm water and liquid dish soap.
These controls may become discolored
or damaged if not cleaned regularly.
Do not use a stainless steel cleaner on
the knobs or buttons.
Wood
Panels made from wood should be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth and an
appropriate wood cleaner.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the water inlet filter
A filter is incorporated in the intake
hose attached to the dishwasher’s shut
off valve. If your water is hard, or the
pipes contain sediment, this filter may
clog and prevent enough water from
entering the wash cabinet.
Installing an in-line water filter
^ If your water contains a large number
of insoluble substances, a filter
between the water valve and the
intake hose connection is
recommended. These filters can be
purchased from Miele.
,The plastic valve housing on the
intake hose contains electrical
components and should not be
submerged, or run through water.
Cleaning the filter:
^ Disconnect the dishwasher from
electricity (unplug it or "trip" the
circuit breaker).
^ Turn off the water valve.
^ Unscrew the intake hose.
^ Carefully remove the rubber seal.
^ Remove the filter using needle nose
pliers and rinse under running water.
^ Return the filter and seal. Make sure
they are seated correctly.
^ Screw the intake hose back on the
water valve, checking that it is not
cross-threaded.
^ Slowly turn on the valve and test for
leaks.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the dishwasher is not completely
drained at the end of a program, the
drain pump or non-return valve may be
blocked.
^ Turn off the dishwasher.
^ Remove the triple filter (see "Cleaning
the filter in the wash cabinet").
^ Use a jug or bowl to scoop water out
of the wash cabinet.
^ Pull out the non-return valve and
rinse well under running water.
^ Tilt the locking clamp to the side.
The drain pump is beneath the
non-return valve (see arrow).
^ Before returning the non-return valve,
check that the drain pump is not
blocked. Spin the propeller several
times in both directions to check for
obstructions.
^ Carefully refit the non-return valve
and secure it with the locking clamp.
^ Refit and lock the filter in place.
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