Miele PW 6055 Plus Technical data

Operating and installation instructions
for washer-extractor
PW 6055 Vario
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 592 220
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Recycling packaging materials saves
raw materials and reduces the amount
of waste produced. Rather than just
throwing these materials away, please
ensure they are recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Energy saving tips
Energy and water consumption
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most out of your
machine load the maximum dry load
for the programme you are using.
Detergent
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amount of detergent for
smaller loads.
Disposing of your old machine
When drying with a tumble dryer
Electrical and electronic machines
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your machine.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
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Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the washer-extractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating a wash-salon machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Notes and tips on laundry care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
1. Sort the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2. Load the drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
3. Select a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Short instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Select a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selecting/changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Saving a favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Starch stop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Rinse hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Intensive* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Water plus* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maximum final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To omit the spin between rinses and the final spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Contents
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Anti-crease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To interrupt a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To cancel a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
To alter a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners, liquid starch and starch formulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding starch separately using Starch stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
External dispensing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Empty sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
A fault message appears in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the a button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
To continue a programme after an interruption to the power supply . . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or
power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Contents
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
PC / Optical interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Installing the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Securing the machine to prevent it slipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Washer-dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Installation on a raised plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Payment system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connection to the cold water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connection to the hot water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Water drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Dump valve version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Machines with a drain pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Single phase AC 230 V - country variant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Warning and Safety instructions
This machine conforms to current
safety requirements. Inappropriate
use can, however, lead to personal
injury and damage to property.
described in these operating
instructions and must be checked on a
regular basis to make sure it is
functioning correctly. Maintenance
must be carried out when necessary.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the machine, please
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
contain important information on its
safety, use and maintenance.
~ This machine is not intended for use
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure that they are
made available to new users. They
must be made aware of these
warning and safety instructions.
Pass them on to any future users/
owners of the machine.
~ Keep children away from the
Correct application
Only use the machine to wash items
which are specified by the
manufacturer to be machine-washable
on the wash-care label, and textiles
composed of hand-washable wool or
wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable
garments. Any other applications may
be dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use
of the machine.
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~ This machine must be used as
by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience or
knowledge, unless they have been
shown how to use it correctly by a
person responsible for their safety.
machine at all times. It is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to play
with its controls. Supervise its use by
the elderly or infirm, and supervise
children whilst you are using it.
~ It is the operator's responsiblity to
ensure that the standard of disinfection
in thermal as well as chemo thermal
procedures is maintained (in
accordance with local authority
regulations) by carrying out suitable
validation tests. Disinfection
programmes must not be interrupted,
as this can have a limiting effect on the
disinfection result.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install or use a damaged
machine.
~ The electrical safety of this machine
can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between it and
an effective earthing system which
complies with local and national safety
regulations. It is most important that this
basic safety requirement is present and
regularly tested, and where there is any
doubt the on-site wiring system should
be inspected by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which Miele cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved service technician. If
this is not done, any resultant damage
will not be covered by the guarantee.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
machine until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
~ Do not make any alterations to the
machine, unless authorised to do so by
Miele.
~ In the event of a fault or for cleaning
purposes, the machine is only
completely isolated from the electricity
supply when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the isolator
switch, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse has been withdrawn,
or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ This machine must only be
connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must
not be re-used. Check the hose
regularly for signs of wear. Change in
good time to avoid the risk of leaks and
subsequent damage.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. Only when these parts are
fitted can the safety standards of the
machine be guaranteed.
~ Do not connect the machine to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead or a multi-socket unit. These do
not guarantee the required safety of the
machine (e.g. danger or overheating).
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If this machine is being used in a
commercial environment please ensure
that all relevant health and safety
regulations are obeyed.
~ Turn off the stopcock if the machine
~ This machine may only be used in
mobile installations such as ships if a
risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ Flooding danger.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Correct use
is to be left for any length of time (e.g.
holiday), especially if there is no floor
drain (gully) in the immediate vicinity.
If hooking the drain hose into a wash
basin, check that the water can drain
off quickly enough to prevent the sink
from overflowing. Make sure the drain
hose is secure, so that the force of the
water flowing out of the hose does not
dislodge it.
~ Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins, paper
clips) do not find their way into the
machine with the laundry. These may
damage components of the machine
(e.g. suds container, drum), which in
turn can result in damage to the
laundry.
~ Do not install your machine in rooms ~ If the correct amount of detergent is
where temperatures below freezing
may occur. Frozen hoses may burst or
split. The reliability of the electronic
control unit may be impaired at
temperatures below freezing point.
~ Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit bars at
the rear of the machine have been
removed (see section on "Installation
and connection"). During spinning, a
transit bar which is still in place may
result in damage to both the machine
and adjacent furniture or appliances.
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dispensed, the machine should not
need to be descaled. If, however, you
do wish to descale the machine only
use proprietary non-corrosive descaling
agents and strictly observe the
instructions on the packaging. A
special descaling agent is available to
order from your Miele Dealer or the
Miele Spare Parts Department.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzine,
in this machine, as this may result in
damage to component parts and create
toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a
fire and explosion hazard.
~ Benzine, petrol, paraffin, or any
easily flammable liquid must not be
stored or used near the machine. Fire
and explosion risk!
~ Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for use
in a washing machine. Always observe
the manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
~ Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which can
cause damage such as corrosion. Do
not use these products in this machine.
~ Do not use a high pressure cleaner
or hose to clean the machine.
~ It is particularly important to observe
the manufacturer's instructions when
using a combination of cleaning agents
and special application products.
Products must only be used for
applications approved by the
manufacturer to avoid any material
damage or the occurrence of strong
chemical reactions
Accessories
~ Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele. If
other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
~ Avoid contact of stainless steel
surfaces (front, lid, casing) with liquid
cleaning and disinfecting agents which
contain chlorine or sodium
hypochlorite. These agents can have a
corrosive effect on stainless steel.
Aggressive vapours containing chlorine
bleach can also be corrosive. Do not
store open containers of these agents
near the machine.
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Operating the washer-extractor
Control panel
a Display
See the following pages for more information.
b Short cut buttons (keys)
For selecting an individual washing programme quickly. These buttons can be
re-programmed to select your favourite wash programmes instead of the
pre-set ones.
c Start button
d PC/Optical interface
This is used by Miele service technicians during servicing work for testing
purposes.
e Multi-function selector
This is used to select menu options (by turning it) and to confirm your selection
(by pressing it).
f On-Off button s
To save energy, the machine will switch off automatically 15 minutes after the
end of the programme/anti-crease phase or after being switched on, if no other
selection is made.
g a button
Opens the machine door.
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly installed
and connected. See "Installation and connection". Also check that the drain
filter is securely tightened to prevent the risk of leaks during use.
Commission the machine as described in the separate booklet "Commissioning,
Programme chart and Settings" supplied with the machine.
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Operating the washer-extractor
Display
Entry menu
60°C
Programme selection...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings F...
3 Delicates
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons Uni.
10:00
When the machine is switched on, the entry menu (with four
favourite programmes listed) appears and Programme
selection is highlighted.
Multi-function selector
Turning the multi-function selector moves the highlighting to
the next option.
Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option.
Short cut buttons
Pressing a short cut button selects one of the four favourite
programmes shown on the left of the display.
If you wish to change the programmes shown in this list you
can do so (see "Saving a favourite programme" for more
information).
The short cut buttons have different functions in the other
menus. Where this is the case, an arrow H will appear in the
display above the short cut button, together with a
description of its function .
Programme selection
There are two ways of selecting a programme:
– Option 1: Select Programme selection from the display and
press the multi-function selector.
– Option 2: Press short cut button D, E, F or G.
This will automatically take you into the main menu for that
programme.
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Operating the washer-extractor
Programme selection menu
Programme
selection
Cottons Hygiene
V
Cottons Uni.
Minimum iron
Delicates
H
You can use the multi-function selector to select any
programme. The highlighting will move up or down
depending on the direction the multi-function selector is
turned in.
The HV arrows on the right of the display, indicate further
options.
Pressing the multi-function selector takes you to the main
menu of the programme selected.
Wash programme main menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1400 rpm
Duration: 0:47 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
Turn the multi-function selector to highlight programme,
temperature or spin speed. Pressing the multi-function
selector selects the highlighted option and opens the relevant
sub-menu.
The sub-menus Extras and Timer can be accessed by
pressing the short cut button directly below them.
To go back to the entry menu press short cut button G
below the word Back.
Alternatively, you can also highlight and confirm all options by
just using the multi-function selector.
Settings menu J
The Settings menu is used for altering standard settings. See
the separate booklet supplied with the machine for further
information on how to alter settings.
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Operating the washer-extractor
Operating a wash-salon machine
The entry menu will vary depending on the Control setting
selected.
The machine is operated either with the short cut buttons
D, E, F, G or the multi-function selector.
WS shortcut keys, basic
1
Cottons Uni.
2
Minimum iron
60°C
40°C
3
Delicates
40°C
4
Woollens H
30°C
4 programmes are available to choose from. To specify which
programmes are available go to the Settings/supervisor level
menu.
WS shortcut keys + Logo
M
PROFESSIONAL
30°C
60°C
95°C
H
H
H
More
H
12 programmes are available to choose from. To specify
which programmes are available go to the Settings/
supervisor level menu.
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Notes and tips on laundry care
1. Sort the laundry
Removing marks
^ Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft, colourfast cloth. Do not rub.
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's
instructions. With particularly stubborn
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.
,Do not use solvent-based
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to textiles and to
components in the machine.
cleaning agents in this machine.
Sorting laundry
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being included in
a mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
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Notes and tips on laundry care
General tips
2. Load the drum
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
^ Switch the machine on with the On/
Off button K.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
inside out, if recommended by the
manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers, pillow cases
etc. to prevent small items from
being rolled up inside them.
– See "Programme chart" in separate
booklet supplied with the machine for
further tips.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label (h symbol).
The interior drum lighting will come
on.
^ Press the a button and open the
drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
into the drum. Mixing both large and
small items gives better wash results
and also helps distribute the load
evenly during spinning.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this causes creases and reduces
cleaning efficiency.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
,Make sure that no items are
caught between the door and the
drum.
3. Select a programme
^ Select the most appropriate
programme for the load being
washed.
See "Programme chart" in the separate
booklet supplied with the machine for
details of which programmes are
available.
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Notes and tips on laundry care
Garment care label symbols
Ironing
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicates the
level of agitation permitted.
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No bar under the symbol: =
normal agitation
4
One bar under the symbol: =
reduced agitation
c
Two bars under the symbol: =
much reduced agitation
/
Hand wash (if no temperature
is specified, use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
I
approx. 200°C
H
approx. 150°C
G
approx. 110°C
J
Do not iron
Professional cleaning
f
p
Dry clean only. The letters
indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.
w
Professional Wet Clean only
D
Do not dry clean
Do not wash
Bleaching
Drying
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature
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q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine
bleach
z
Do not bleach
Short instructions
,It is very important to read the
"Notes and tips on laundry care"
section before proceeding.
A Sort the laundry
B Load the drum
^ Switch on the machine.
The interior drum lighting will come on.
,Make sure that no items are
caught between the door and the
drum.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
^ Open the drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
into the drum.
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Short instructions
C Select a programme
Payment system
Programme descriptions
If your machine is connected to a
payment system, the amount of credit
required will appear in the display.
– See separate booklet
"Commissioning, Programme chart
and Settings".
You can select a programme either by:
– using the appropriate short cut
button to select one of the four
programmes listed in the display
("favourites"), or
– Select the programme you require
from the Programme selection menu.
^ If required, you can then select any
Extras and/or Timer for Delay start
from the relevant sub-menu.
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Credit will be lost if, after the
programme has started, the door is
opened or the programme cancelled
(depending on how the machine
was set up).
Short instructions
D Add detergent
Take the level of soiling and water
hardness into account.
Too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean,
and with time may become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
Too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
add detergent to the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for the pre-wash
– A burden to the environment.
j = Detergent for the main wash
See "Detergent" for further information.
§
= Fabric conditioner, liquid starch
or proofing agent
^ Close the detergent drawer.
The § compartment is not used
during Disinfection programmes. Do
not put anything in the §
compartment .
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Short instructions
E Start the programme
The Start button will flash as soon as a
programme can be started.
^ Press the Start button.
The Start button will now light up
constantly.
The estimated programme duration will
appear in the display. This will count
down in one minute steps. During the
first 10 minutes the machine measures
how much water is being absorbed by
the laundry. The programme duration
may be shorter depending on this
absorbency rate.
The machine will switch off
automatically 15 minutes after the
end of the anti-crease phase. You will
need to press the K button to switch
it back on again.
^ Press the a button to open the
drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become
discoloured themselves.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The machine lets
you know which section of the
programme has been reached.
Once washing is in progress, you can
press the following short cut buttons:
– Button D Extras to select or
de-select extras.
– Button E Timer to call up the
current time of day and the estimated
end time of the programme.
– Button G Cancel to cancel the
current programme. The suds are
pumped away immediately.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
F Unload the drum
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these
remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
If laundry is not removed as soon as the
programme has finished, the
anti-crease phase will begin and the
drum will turn at intervals to help
prevent creasing.
Anti-crease will flash alternately with
Finish in the display.
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^ Switch the machine off with the K
button.
Select a programme
Selecting/changing a programme
Entry menu
60°C
Programme selection...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings F...
3 Delicates
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons Uni.
15:00
^ Press short cut button D.
Main menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1400 rpm
Duration: 0:47 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Using the multi-function selector you can then highlight the
following options in the display: Programme, Temperature
or Spin speed and confirm your selection by pressing the
multi-function selector.
Depending on the option highlighted, the following will be displayed:
– Programme selection
Programme
selection
Back A
Cottons Hygiene
Cottons Uni.
Minimum iron
H
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
you want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
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Select a programme
Note: If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu within
approx. 15 seconds, the display will revert to the main menu.
– Temperature selection
Cottons Uni.
Temperature from
Cold - 60°C
60 °C
1400 rpm
a
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the temperature
you want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
– Spin speed selection
Cottons Uni.
Spin speed from
0 - 1400 rpm
60 °C
1400 rpm
t
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the spin speed you
want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
Select an Extra option(s)
^ Press short cut button D. This opens the Extras
sub-menu.
Cottons Uni.
Extras
Pre-wash
60°C
1400 rpm
Back A
Starch stop
Rinse hold
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the Extra you want
and confirm your selection. The main menu will reappear.
Repeat the process if you want to select another extra. See
"Extras" for more information.
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Select a programme
Saving a favourite programme
You can programme the short cut buttons to call up the
four wash programmes you use most frequently. The Save
option must be activated via the Settings/Supervisor level
menu before the short cut buttons can be programmed.
Cottons Uni.
40°C
1400 rpm
Pre-wash
Duration: 1:02 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Save
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button F.
Selecting a short cut button
Cottons Uni.
40°C
Previous:
Cottons Uni.
Extras:
None
Save to
:
1
2
1400 rpm
60°C
1400 rpm
3
4
Back A
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the number you
want to save the programme to, and confirm your selection.
Your settings have now been saved and the favourite
programme will appear in the entry menu.
Repeat the procedure if you want to customise other favourite
programmes, and save them to short cut buttons which have
not yet been used.
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Extras
You can use the Extras option to augment the basic wash
programmes.
To open the Extras sub-menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1400 rpm
Duration: 0:47 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button D. This opens the Extras
sub-menu.
Select an Extra option(s)
Cottons Uni.
Extras
Pre-wash
60°C
1400 rpm
Back A
Starch stop
Rinse hold
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the Extra you want
and confirm your selection.
– Repeat the process if you want to select another Extra.
– A tick will appear to show that an Extra has been selected.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand).
Starch stop
Water is drained out of the machine before the last rinse and
the programme stops.
The programme can be continued once starch has been
added to the laundry in the drum. For more information about
this see "Detergent - Adding starch separately".
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Extras
Rinse hold
The laundry is not spun after the last rinse and remains
suspended in the final rinse water. This reduces creasing if
the laundry is not going to be removed from the drum immediately after the end of the programme.
Intensive*
For heavy soiling or where staining is visible.
The duration of the main wash and of the rinses is increased.
Water plus*
The machine is set at the factory so that the water level in the
main wash and rinses will be increased if the Water plus extra
option is selected.
However, you can select other settings for Water plus. See
the separate booklet supplied with the machine for details
under Settings/Supervisor level.
*Intensive and Water plus have to be set in the Settings/
Supervisor level menu.
Any extras that are available for a programme will be listed
in the Extras sub-menu. If an extra is not displayed, it is
not available for use with the programme selected.
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Timer
The timer can be used to select the time you want the
programme to finish. The start of a programme can be
delayed from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours,
To open the Timer sub-menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1400 rpm
Duration 0:47 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button E below the word Timer. This
opens the Timer sub-menu.
To select a delay start time
You can enter the finish time for a programme in 30 minute
stages.
Cottons Uni.
10:03
60°C
1400 rpm
Start time:
10:38
Finish:
11:30
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
finish time and confirm your selection.
The programme finish time will be adjusted to the next full
or half hour.
The start of the programme will now be delayed in parallel
with the programme finish time you have selected.
To start the timer
^ Press the Start button.
The delay start time will be shown counting down in minutes.
To cancel the timer
^ Press short cut button G.
The actual load size can only be determined accurately by
the machine once the programme has started. This can
cause the finish time for the programme to vary.
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Spinning
Maximum final spin speed
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that permitted for the
programme selected.
^ Select Rinse hold from the Extras
sub-menu. The laundry will not be
spun and will remain suspended in
the final rinse water. This reduces
creasing if the laundry is not going to
be removed from the drum immediately after the end of the programme.
Rinse and interim spin
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the
final spin speed will also reduce the
interim spin speed.
– To start the final spin:
The machine will display the
maximum spin speed possible. You
can select a spin speed lower than
this. Start the final spin by pressing
the Start button.
– To end the programme:
Press the a button. The water will
drain away. Press the door button
a again, to open the door.
To omit the spin between rinses and
the final spin
^ Select Without spin from the Spin
speed sub-menu . The laundry is not
spun after the final rinse. The water
will drain away and the machine will
go straight into the anti-crease stage.
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Changing the programme sequence
Programme sequence
To cancel a programme
This machine has fully electronic
controls with automatic load
recognition. It takes in the right amount
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry
and its absorbency rate. This means
that programme cycles and durations
can vary.
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started:
The display shows the stage the
programme has reached.
Anti-crease
At the end of the programme, the drum
continues to turn at intervals for up to
30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
The door can be opened and items
removed at any time during the
anti-crease phase.
The Woollens, WetCare sensitive and
WetCare intensive programmes do
not have an anti-crease phase.
To interrupt a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the K
button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on again
with the K button.
^ Confirm the message shown in the
display, and then press the Start
button.
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^ Press short cut button G Cancel.
The suds will be pumped away.
^ Open the drum door before starting a
new programme.
The machine will be locked if it is
connected to a payment system.
whether it is possible to cancel or
change a programme will depend on
the setting selected (see Settings Coin mechanism lock ).
To alter a programme
– After starting a programme you can
change the spin speed at any time
up until the final spin commences
and you can select or deselect the
Starch stop and Rinse hold extras.
– You can change the temperature
and select or deselect the Intensive
option during the first 5 minutes of a
programme.
Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
The door cannot be opened, if:
In some programmes you can add or
remove laundry after the programme
has started:
– the water is above a certain level.
– the suds temperature is above 50°C.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
^ Press the door button a to open the
drum door.
– a Disinfection programme is running.
^ Add or remove items.
– the machine is locked because it is
connected to a payment system.
^ Close the drum door.
The programme will continue
automatically.
Please note:
Once a programme has started the
machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load.
For this reason, if laundry is added or
removed after the start of a programme,
the machine will always complete the
programme cycle assuming a full load
which can lead to an increase in the
programme duration shown in the
display.
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Detergent
Washing with several
components
Detergent dispensing
Please follow the detergent
manufacturer's instructions.
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the
following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softeners
– The size of the load
3. Stain remover
– The soiling level of the laundry
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this machine.
The water hardness level
Hardnessrange
mmol/l
German scale
°d
I (soft)
0 - 1.5
0 - 8.4
II (medium)
1.5 - 2.5
8.4 - 14
III (hard)
Above 2.5
Above 14
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in hard
water areas. Dispense according to the
amount specified on the packaging.
First add detergent and then the water
softener.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
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Colour run and dye removers/
dyes
Dyes suitable for use in a washing
machine can be used. However, please
note that the salt used in the dyeing
process can cause corrosion to
stainless steel components in the
machine if you dye frequently. Always
observe the manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
Detergent
Fabric conditioners, liquid
starch and starch formulations
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid
starch separately
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
^ Add fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
^ Select the Extra rinse programme.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately
^ Prepare the starch solution in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
^ Add the prepared starch to
compartment j.
^ Select the Starch programme.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately using
Starch stop
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
^ Prepare the starch solution in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
^ Before starting a programme select
the Starch stop extra option. The
programme and the “time left”
indicator will pause before the last
rinse. Starch stop will appear in the
display.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube and
fabric conditioner channel, regularly.
See "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer". Do not use
powder starch formulations or
viscious liquid starch in the §
compartment as it will clog up. See
below.
^ Open the drum door and add the
prepared starch to the laundry in the
drum.
^ Close the drum door.
^ Select and confirm a spin speed, or
^ press the Start button.
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Detergent
External dispensing system
This machine is suitable for connecting to an external
dispensing system. For this, a conversion kit and separate
connection box are required, which must be installed by a
Miele approved service technician. The external pumps
are controlled by relays in the machine.
The reley is controlled as described in the separate
booklet supplied with the machine. The containers must
be filled with the correct detergent or disinfectant in the
order specified.
Empty sensor
When the Empty sensor is activated, a message appears in
the display to show when an external liquid agent container
is empty (see Settings/Supervisor level in the separate
booklet supplied with the machine).
If a container is empty, the following message will come up in
the display before the start of the programme or whilst the
programme is running:
i
Fill the container
OK
H
A programme that has already been started continues to run
until it has finished.
^ Press short cut button D to delete the message in the
display, and refill the container.
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Detergent
If a Disinfection programme is running, the following
message is displayed:
O
Fault
Container empty
OK
H
The programme will be cancelled.
^ Press short cut button D to delete the message in the
display, and refill the container.
^ Start the programme again.
,If the container is empty for a disinfection programme,
you have to assume that no disinfection has taken place.
Start the programme again.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply.
Cleaning the machine
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the drawer with warm water.
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic
surfaces and other components
because of the chemicals they
contain.
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum and any other stainless
steel components can be cleaned
using a suitable stainless-steel
cleaning agent following the
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
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^ Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under
warm running water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
Cleaning the drum, suds container
and drainage system
The drum, suds container and drainage
system can be cleaned if necessary.
^ Start the Hygiene programme.
^ At the end of the programme check
the inner drum and remove any
coarse residues.
If you use disinfection programmes
on a regular basis, the Hygiene
programme should be run
frequently.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
,The machine must not be hosed
down.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The machine has two filters to protect
the water inlet valve. These filters
should be checked every six months or
so, or more often if there are frequent
interruptions to the external water
supply.
To clean the filter in the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water
drips out, tighten the connection.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove.
^ Clean the plastic filter.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
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^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be replaced
after cleaning.
Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of this
machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national
safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
The display remains
dark.
Possible cause
There is no power to Check whether
the machine.
– the machine is switched on.
– the electricity supply to the
machine is switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
The programme does
The machine has
not start when Spin has not been prepared
for using for the first
been selected.
time.
The display is dark and
the Start button is
flashing slowly.
Remedy
The display has
switched off
automatically to
save energy
(Standby mode).
Run the Cottons Universal 60°C
programme as described in
"Commissioning the machine" in
the separate booklet supplied
with the machine.
Press one of the short cut
buttons. The machine comes
out of standby mode.
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Problem solving guide
A fault message appears in the display
Message in the display
p
,
,
q
o
O
Water intake fault
Open the stopcock
and
check the inlet hose.
Possible cause
Remedy A
The water inlet is
Check whether
blocked or restricted. – the stopcock is opened
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The water pressure is Select Low water pressure in
too low.
the Settings/Supervisor level
menu.
Technical fault
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
Fault
Disinfection
temperature
not reached
During the
disinfection
programme the water
temperature was not
reached.
The machine has not carried
out the disinfection cycle
correctly.
Start the programme again.
Drain fault
Clean the drainage
system.
The water outlet is
LP version: Clean the
blocked or restricted. drainage system.
AV version: Call the Service
Department.
Waterproof system
fault
The water protection
system has reacted.
Fill the container
One of the external
See "Detergent - Empty
detergent containers sensor".
is empty.
or
Close the stopcock.
Call the Service Department.
Fault
Container empty
A To switch off the fault message, press the multi function selector.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
Possible cause
The machine shakes The machine feet are not
during the spin cycle. level.
Remedy
Level the machine (see
"Installation and
connection").
The pump makes
strange noises.
This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large amounts of
detergent residue
remain in the
detergent dispenser
drawer.
The water pressure is too
low.
– Clean the filters in the
water inlets.
– It may be useful to
select the Water plus
extra option.
Powder detergent used in
conjunction with water
softeners tends to become
sticky.
In future, add washing
powder into the dispenser
drawer first, and then add
the water softener.
Fabric conditioner is
not completely
dispensed or too
much water remains
in the §
compartment.
The siphon tube is not
correctly positioned or is
clogged up.
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has
Set the language you
been selected in "Settings J" want. The flag symbol will
"Language J".
guide you.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergent
does not give the
required result.
Liquid detergents
usually contain no
bleaching agents.
They do not remove
fruit, coffee and tea
stains.
Grey, greasy
particles cling to
washed laundry.
Insufficient amounts of – Use more detergent.
detergent were used – Before washing the next load run
to break down the
a Cottons 95°C programme with
particles of grease in
powder detergent but without a
heavily soiled laundry.
load.
White residues
which look like
powder detergent
are seen on dark
textiles after
washing.
The detergent
– Try and brush off the residues
with a soft brush once the
contained compounds
laundry is dry.
(zeolites) to aid water
softening which are
– Wash dark textiles using a
not soluble in water.
detergent which contains no
They have ended up
zeolites. Liquid detergents
on the laundry.
usually contain no zeolites.
Textiles have
particularly
greasy soiling.
– Select a programme with pre-wash. Use a liquid
detergent for the pre-wash and a powder detergent for
the main wash.
The use of heavy-duty detergent is recommended in the
main wash for very heavily soiled work clothing. Consult
detergent producers for advice.
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– Use a general purpose detergent
containing a bleaching agent.
– Pour stain removers into
compartment j of the
dispenser drawer and liquid
detergent into a dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and
liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
Problem solving guide
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the a button
Possible cause
Remedy
There is no power to the
machine.
Check whether
– the machine is switched on.
– the electricity supply to the machine is switched
on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker has tripped.
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the next
section.
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the a button.
There is still water in the The drainage system may be blocked. Clean the
drum and the machine is drainage system as described in the next section.
unable to drain.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 50°C.
To continue a programme after an interruption to the power
supply
Possible cause
Power cut.
The machine has been
switched off and then
back on again with the
K button.
Remedy
– Once power has been restored, switch the
washing machine on with the K button to continue
the programme.
– Confirm the message shown in the display, and
then press the Start button. The programme will
then continue with the next programme stage.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
... Machines with a drain pump
If the drain outlet is clogged, a large
amount of water will be retained in the
machine (up to 25 litres).
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
To interrupt the flow of water:
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
,Make sure the drain filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
^ Clean it thoroughly.
^ Use a spoon handle to pull the
emergency release downwards (see
arrow). The drum door will open.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impeller by
hand to check that it rotates freely.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure.
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Problem solving guide
... Machines with a dump valve
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Push the emergency drain lever
downwards (see illustration) and hold
until no more water runs out.
^ Use a spoon handle to pull the
emergency release downwards (see
arrow). The drum door will open.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please
contact:
– your Miele dealer, or
– the Miele Service Department
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
machine, both of which are shown on
the data plate visible above the
porthole glass when the drum door is
open.
PC / Optical interface
The indicator or check light marked PC
on the fascia panel is the interface used
by Miele service technicians during
servicing work for testing purposes and
for updating the machine's programme
data.
Optional accessories
Optional accessories for this
washer-extractor are available from
your Miele Dealer or from the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be
applied for unnecessary service
visits where the problem could have
been resolved as described in these
instructions.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (cold water)
b Inlet hose (hot water)
c Electrical connection
d Control panel
e Detergent dispenser drawer
f Drum door
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g Access to drain filter, drain pump or
dump valve and emergency release
h Height adjustable feet
i Plinth
j Clamps (for installing on a concrete
plinth)
Installation and connection
Rear view
a Holder for:
d Inlet hose (cold water)
– Inlet hose
e Inlet hose (hot water)
– Drain hose
f Drain hose for drain pump
– Transit bars when removed
g Drain pipe (optional accessory) for
machines with a dump valve
b Mains connection cable
c Safety cap for transit bars
h Height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Installing the machine
This washer-extractor is not suitable
for building under.
The machine must be permanently
connected to the electricity supply
so that the door can be opened. For
this reason, it must not be
connected to devices such as timers
which would switch it off
automatically.
^ Remove the packaging and position
the machine where you want to use it.
,Ensure the machine is stable
during transportion.
Please place the sticker supplied, with
the following text, near your machine.
"The machine must be permanently
connected to the electricity supply so
that the door can be opened. Do not
open by force."
,Do not install the machine near
or directly above an open gully or
floor drain. Moisture from these can
penetrate the machine and damage
electrical components.
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit bars
^ These must be removed before the
machine is used for the first time.
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base (at
least 70 x 60 x 3 cm) The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables first.
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
^ If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most
stable part of the floor.
^ Using the notched end of the
spanner supplied, turn the left-hand
transit bar 90°, then
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Installation and connection
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
,To avoid the risk of injury the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after they have been
removed.
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ Fit the covers onto the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
Incorrect installation may increase
electricity and water consumption and
may cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the machine. Make sure that holes b
are fitted over retainers a.
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
,The machine must not be moved
without the transit bars in place.
Store them as shown or keep them
in a safe place for future use. They
must be re-fitted if the machine is to
be moved again (e.g. when moving
house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
^ Using the spanner supplied, turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise
direction. Then turn counter nut 2
together with foot 1 to unscrew.
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Installation and connection
Securing the machine to prevent it
slipping
^ Use a spirit level to check the
machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counter nuts must sit
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise
there is the danger of the machine
moving about.
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^ Secure the front feet of the machine
with the clamps supplied.
^ Follow the fitting instructions
supplied.
Installation and connection
Washer-dryer stack
Installation on a raised plinth
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
on top of this washer-extractor. A "WTV"
stacking kit (optional accessory) is
required for this.
The washer-extractor can be installed
on a steel plinth (open or closed,
available as an optional Miele
accessory) or on a concrete plinth.
,If the machine is installed on a
plinth, it must be secured using the
clamps supplied with the machine.
Otherwise there is the danger of the
machine moving and falling off the
plinth during spinning.
Payment system
This washer-extractor can be fitted with
a payment system (optional accessory).
The stacking kit must be fitted by a
Miele authorised service technician.
Replacing the lid
The payment system can be set up by
the Miele technician or authorised
dealer when the machine is
commissioned.
Coins / tokens must be removed
from the coin box regularly,
otherwise it will become blocked.
If the lid to the washer-extractor has
been removed to stack it with a tumble
dryer, this must be replaced securely
when the washer-dryer stack is
dismantled.
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Installation and connection
Plumbing
This machine is approved for all UK
applications as suitable for category 5.
The product is listed in the WRAS
regulations advisory scheme directory
and is suitable for direct connection to
mains drinking water. No special
plumbing arrangements e.g. break
tanks are required.
Two Water Council approved double
check valves are supplied in the
accessories pack provided with this
machine. They should be fitted in
between the stopcocks and the water
inlet hoses.
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between 1 and
10 bar (100 kPa and 1,000 kPa). At
higher water pressures it is essential to
fit a reducer valve.
Connection to the water supply should
be carried out by a qualified plumber
and should incorporate a stopcock with
a 3/4" thread. The stopcock should be
fitted by a qualified plumber.
The machine is supplied as standard
with two hoses, for connection to a hot
or cold water supply.
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Connection to the cold water supply
The cold water inlet hose (blue
stripes) must be connected to the
on-site cold water supply via a 3/4"
threaded union. It is not suitable for
connection to a hot water supply.
,The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement. Miele
hoses are tested to withstand pressure
of at least 70 bar (7,000 kPa).
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
the inlet point in the machine - must
not be removed.
Extension hose
Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length are
available from your Miele dealer or the
Miele Spare Parts Department as
optional extras.
Installation and connection
Connection to the hot water supply
To keep electricity consumption costs
down this machine can be connected
to a (ring) piped hot water supply.
The maximum temperature must not
exceed 70°C.
It is not economical to run it from an
individual hot water supply if it is not in
continuous use, as the water in the
supply pipes cools down and more
energy would be required to reheat the
water.
Connection to a very hot water
supply
It is possible to connect the machine to
a very hot water supply, 70°C to a
maximum of 85°C. A special inlet hose
is required. The machine must also be
reprogrammed by a Miele service
technician or Miele authorised service
dealer.
For hot water connection the same
conditions apply as for cold water
connection.
The inlet hose with the red stripes (hot
water hose) is connected to the
stopcock.
For operational reasons the machine
must not be connected to hot water
only.
If the machine is not connected to a hot
water supply, the hot water inlet hose
must be disconnected and the water
settings for the main wash, pre-wash
and rinses must be reprogrammed.
^ Select the cold option in the Settings/
Supervisor menu.
The programme durations may be
longer.
^ Disconnect the hot water hose (red
stripes).
^ Plug the hole with the blanking cap
supplied.
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Installation and connection
Water drainage
Dump valve version
A motorised dump valve is used to
drain the machine. A DN 70 angle
connector can be used for draining the
machine via an on-site gully (with odour
trap). N.B. If not supplied with the
machine, an angle connector is
available to order from Miele.
Machines with a drain pump
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*. The
drain hose must not be kinked as this
restricts drainage. The swivel elbow at
the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required, with a sharp twist and pull.
Drain hose connection:
1. Connected securely to a plastic
drain pipe with a rubber nipple.
There is no need to use a non-return
valve.
2. Connected securely to a standpipe.
3. Connected securely to a floor gully.
If required, the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 m. The
necessary parts can purchased from
the Miele Spare Parts Department or
your Miele dealer.
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* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.6 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
Installation and connection
Electrical connection
This machine is supplied with a
connection cable without a plug for
connection to a suitable connection
socket or isolator switch.
,The voltage, rated load and fuse
rating are given on the data plate.
Please ensure these match the site
mains supply.
This machine must be connected to the
electricity supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
Connection to the electricity supply
must only be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent person.
Connection should be made via a
suitable connection socket or isolator
which complies with local and national
safety regulations and which is easily
accessible for disconnecting the
machine from the electrical supply.
Provision must be made on site to
switch off all poles. Switches with a
minimum all-pole contact gap greater
than 3 mm are suitable for isolating the
machine. These include circuit
breakers, fuses and relays (IEC/EN
60947).
,If the machine is disconnected
from the electricity supply ensure
adequate measures are taken to
ensure that the machine cannot be
reconnected to the electricity supply
until all work has been carried out.
Should the connection cable require
replacing or changes be necessary in
the electrical installation including
checking and/or replacing the fuse
please make sure this is done by an
approved electrician to ensure
compliance with all local and national
electrical safety requirements.
For extra safety, it is advisable to
protect the machine with a suitable
residual current device (RCD) with a
trip current of 30 mA.
,This machine can be converted
to a different voltage. Please
observe the switching instructions
given on the wiring diagram.
Conversion may only be carried out
by a Miele authorised service dealer
or Miele technician.
If converted the heater rating must
also be adapted.
,The machine must be
permanently connected to the
electricity supply so that the door
can be opened. For this reason, it
must not be connected to devices
such as timers which would switch it
off automatically.
WARNING
THIS MACHINE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Installation and connection
Single phase AC 230 V - country
variant
This device is intended for connection
to a power supply system where the
maximum value of external phase
neutral loop impedance Zmax of
0.38 Ohms at the point of distributor
supply connection is not exceeded.
If in doubt, please ask your electrical
distributor for actual Zmax value. The
user has to ensure that this device is
connected only to a power supply
system which fulfils the requirement
above.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
725 mm
Depth with door open
1120 mm
Weight
107 kg
Max. load bearing in operation
2100 Newton
Capacity
5.5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
See data plate
Connected load
See data plate
Fuse rating
See data plate
Emission sound pressure level
in accordance with
EN ISO 11204/11203
< 70 dB re 20 µPa
Minimum water flow pressure
100 kPa (1 bar)
Maximum water flow pressure
1000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.55 m
Mains connection cable length
1.80 m
Max. delivery head (drain pump
version)
1.00 m
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
See data plate
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