Miele W 1724 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 1724
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. 09 468 610
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The packaging is designed to protect
the machine from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites. 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!
Disposal of your old machine
Electrical and electronic machines
often contain valuable materials. They
also 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.
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 our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the washing machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Delay start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Extra options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Making changes to a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Fault messages in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or
power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Optional spare parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Transporting the machine to its installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Contents
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Building under a worktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Washer-dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Notes for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
To access programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
To select a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
To alter a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
To come out of programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Language ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Suds cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Temperature unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Keypad tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Standby display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Anti-crease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
CareCollection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Warning and Safety instructions
This machine complies with current safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
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.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ This washing machine is intended for use in domestic households
and in similar working and residential environments.
~ The machine is not intended for outdoor use.
~ It must only be used as a domestic appliance
to wash items
which are specified by the manufacturer as being machinewashable on the wash care label, and textiles composed of handwashable wool or wool blend fabrics as well as satin, lace, silk and
other hand-washable garments. Miele cannot be held liable for
damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.
~ The machine can only be used by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, if
they are supervised whilst using it or have been shown how to use it
in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of
incorrect operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
machine unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the machine
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way
and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect
operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the machine
unsupervised.
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the washing machine
and do not let them play with it.
~ For machines with a 'porthole' door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at high temperatures
Do not let children touch it.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the washing machine, check it for any externally
visible damage.
Do not install or use a damaged machine.
~ Before connecting the machine, ensure that the connection data
on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage and frequency) match the
mains electricity supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified
electrician.
~ The electrical safety of this washing machine can only be
guaranteed when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard
safety requirement is met. If in any doubt please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Do not connect the washing machine to the mains electricity
supply by an extension lead. Extension leads are a fire hazard and
do not guarantee the required safety of the machine.
~ Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
original spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can Miele
guarantee the safety standards of the machine.
~ Please observe the instructions in "Installation and connection"
and "Technical data".
~ The electrical socket should be easily accessible after installation
so that the machine can be disconnected from the electricity supply
when necessary.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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, otherwise any
subsequent damage will not be covered by the guarantee.
~ If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele approved service technician to protect the user from
danger.
~ The machine must be isolated from the electricity supply when
cleaning and maintaining the machine and in the event of a fault.
~ This machine must only be connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must not be re-used.
~ This machine must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
~ Do not make any alterations to the machine, unless authorised to
do so by Miele.
~ In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the machine and its
surroundings clean at all times. Any damage caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be covered by the guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ The maximum load of dry laundry for this machine is 6 kg. See
the "Programme chart" for the maximum recommended loads in
individual programmes.
~ Do not install your washing machine in rooms 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 "Installation
and connection - Removing the transit bars"). During spinning, a
transit bar which is still in place may result in damage to both the
machine and adjacent furniture or appliances.
~ Turn off the stopcock if the machine is to be left for any length of
time (e.g. holiday), especially if there is no floor drain (gully) in the
immediate vicinity.
~ Flooding danger.
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 that 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine
should not need to be descaled. If, however, you do wish to descale
it, only use proprietary non-corrosive descaling agents and strictly
observe the instructions on the packaging. A special descaling
agent is available to order from Miele (see "Optional accessories").
~ Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
~ Do not 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.
~ Do not use solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. those containing
benzine to clean the outside surfaces of this machine. They can
cause damage to plastic surfaces.
~ Only use dyes specified by the manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic 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.
~ If detergent comes into contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek
medical assistance immediately and retain the packaging or label
for reference. Those with skin problems or sensitive skin should
avoid their skin coming into contact with detergent.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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.
~ A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked on top of a Miele washing
machine using the appropriate stacking kit (available as an optional
accessory). Please make sure you order the correct one for the
Miele washing machine and Miele tumble dryer.
~ If installing the machine on a Miele plinth, (available as an
optional accessory, depending on country), please make sure you
order the right one for this washing machine.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.
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Operating the washing machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following page for more
information.
b Delay start button
For delaying the start time of a
programme.
c Temperature button
For selecting a temperature.
d Spin speed button
For selecting the final spin speed or
Rinse hold/e or deselecting the
spin No ..
e PC / Optical interface
This is used by service technicians
to run diagnostic checks on your
machine and can also be used to
update programming data in the
future.
f Start/Stop button
For starting the programme selected
and cancelling a programme once it
has started.
g Extra option buttons
Various Extra options can be added
to the washing programmes.
h Programme selector
For selecting a programme. The
indicator light next to the selected
programme will come on. The
programme selector can be turned
clockwise or anti-clockwise.
i Door button
Opens the machine door.
j _ button
For switching the machine on or off.
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Operating the washing machine
Delay start
The delay start time selected will
appear in the display.
After the machine has started, the delay
start time counts down. If the delay start
time is more than 10 hours, it will count
down by the hour. If it is less than 9
hours and 59 minutes it will count down
minute by minute.
The following are selected via the
display:
Once the delay start time has elapsed,
the programme will begin and the
programme sequence will appear in the
display.
– wash temperature
Programmable functions
– final spin speed
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements. In
programming mode, the display will
show the function selected.
– delay start
– cancellation of a programme
– safety lock
– programmable functions
The display also shows:
– the programme sequence
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Before using for the first time
Setting the language
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 water
leaks during use.
This washing machine has
undergone a thorough functional test
in the factory and there will be some
residual water in the drum from this
process.
For safety reasons, spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
You will be asked to select the
language you require for the display. It
is possible to change the language at
any time via the programmable
functions.
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deutsch
^ If the language shown is not the one
you want, select the language you do
want by turning the programme
selector. Confirm your selection by
pressing the Start/Stop button.
Reminder to remove transit bars
To avoid the risk of damage, the
transit bars must be removed before
the machine is used for the first time.
See "Installation and connection" for
instructions on how to do this.
^ After removing the transit bars (if this
has not already been done by your
fitter), press the Start/Stop button.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
Run a Cottons r programme without
any laundry and without detergent.
^ Press the _ button in.
^ Open the stopcock.
If the washing machine is being
switched on for the first time, the
welcome screen will appear.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The welcome screen will appear in
the display every time the machine is
switched on until a programme
lasting longer than 1 hour has been
completed.
Running your first programme
^ At the end of the programme switch
the machine off.
The machine is now ready for use.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– 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.
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Automatic and Express
programmes for small loads.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed using the Cottons
programme, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water and energy used.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme,
instead of the Cottons 90°C
programme will give energy savings
of between 35% and 45%. This is
sufficient for most levels of soiling.
– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
Choosing the correct extra option
(Short and Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short extra option for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
– A wash programme without any extra
options for normal to heavy soiling
with visible staining.
– The Pre-wash extra option for laundry
with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust,
sand).
When drying with a tumble dryer
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
The headings numbered A, B, C, . . .
show the operating sequence and can
be used as brief instructions.
A Sort the laundry
,If you use a solvent-based
cleaning agent (e.g. one containing
benzene) to pre-treat a stain, make
sure that any plastic parts (e.g.
buttons) are protected, and that the
cleaning agent is rinsed off before
washing the garment in the machine.
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in or on this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ 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.
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.
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Turn garments inside out, if
recommended by the manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
small items from being rolled up
inside them.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label. (h symbol)
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How to wash correctly
B Switch on the washing machine
D Select a programme
C Load the drum
^ Press the Door button to 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.
Make sure that items do not get
caught between the drum door and
the seal.
^ Turn the programme selector
clockwise or anti-clockwise to the
required programme. The
programme indicator light for the
programme selected will come on.
E Select a temperature / spin speed
The suggested temperature and/or spin
speed can be changed.
60°
1400
^ Press the Temperature button to alter
the temperature and press the Spin
speed button to alter the spin speed.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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How to wash correctly
F Select extra option(s)
Water plus
The water level in the main wash and
the rinses will be increased.
You can select other settings for Water
plus. These are described in
"Programmable functions".
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt
e.g. dust, sand.
Buzzer
^ Select any extra options by pressing
the appropriate button. The relevant
indicator light will come on to show
which extra option has been
selected.
Not all extra options are suitable for use
with every programme.
You can only select extra options which
are compatible with the programme
being used.
Short
For light to normal soiling with no visible
staining.
An audible tone sounds repeatedly at
the end of a programme and when
Rinse hold is reached. The buzzer will
sound repeatedly until the drum door is
opened or the machine is switched off.
The volume of the buzzer can be
changed, see "Programmable
functions".
G Select Delay start (if required)
The start of a programme can be
delayed from 30 minutes up to 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
See "Delay start" for more information.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.
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How to wash correctly
H Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the
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
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for the pre-wash (divide
the total recommended amount as
follows: add 1/3 to compartment i
and 2/3 to compartment j)
– Higher water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
j
Detergent for the main wash
§
Fabric conditioner or liquid starch
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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How to wash correctly
I Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
If a Delay start time has been selected,
then this will count down in the display.
At the end of the Delay start time or
immediately after the programme has
started (if a Delay start time has not
been selected) the programme
sequence will appear in the display.
The machine lets you know which
section of the programme has been
reached.
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.
J Programme end - unload the drum
In the anti-crease phase after the
programme has finished, the following
will appear alternately in the display:
Anti-crease
and
Finish
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Switch the machine off with the
_ button.
^ 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.
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Spinning
Final spin speed
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
Cottons
1400
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Woollens /
1200
Express
1400
Automatic
1200
^ Select the Rinse hold (e) setting
using the Spin speed button. 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.
Shirts
600
– To start the final spin:
Programme
rpm
Denim
900
Dark garments
1200
Spin
1400
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart above.
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. If a spin speed of
less than 700 rpm is selected for a
Cottons programme, an additional rinse
is introduced.
The washing 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/Stop button.
– To end the programme:
Press the Door button. The water will
drain away. Press the Door button
again to open the door.
To omit rinse and interim spin and
the final spin (No .)
^ Select the No . setting using the
Spin speed button.
The laundry is not spun after the final
rinse. The water will drain away and the
machine will go straight into the anticrease stage.
With some programmes an additional
rinse is introduced if this setting is
selected.
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Delay start
With Delay start you can choose when
you want the programme to end. The
start of a programme can be delayed
from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
To alter Delay start
To select Delay start
^ Press the Delay start button until 24 h
is showing in the display. Then press
the Delay start button again briefly to
cancel delay start.
^ Press the Delay start button. The
following will appear in the display:
0:30 ,
60°
1400
^ Each press on the Delay start button
increases the delay start time:
– in 30 minute steps up to 10 hours,
You can change the Delay start time at
any time by pressing the Delay start
button.
To cancel Delay start before Delay
start has been activated
If you cancel Delay start after the delay
start time has started counting down,
the washing programme will start immediately.
– in 1 hour steps from 10 hours
upwards.
If you keep the Delay start button
pressed in, the time will continue to
count up to 24 hours.
To activate Delay start
^ Press the Start/Stop button to activate
Delay start. The following will appear
in the display:
4:30 , until start
After the Delay start time has elapsed,
the washing programme will start and
the programme sequence will show in
the display.
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Delay start
Cottons 9876*
cold to 90°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Use for
Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Note
The 60°/40°C programmes differ from the r/s programmes
as follows:
– Shorter programme duration
– Longer temperature holding times
– Higher energy consumption
Where particularly high levels of hygiene are required please
select a temperature of 60°C or higher.
r/s
Cottons
Max. load 6.0 kg
Use for
Normally soiled cotton garments
Note
– These settings are the most efficient in terms of energy and
water consumption for washing cottons.
– With r the actual wash temperature reached will be lower
than 60°C although the wash performance is the same as with
the standard Cottons 60°C programme.
Note for test institutes:
The test programme conforms to EN 60456 and the energy label with
Directive 1061/2010.
Minimum iron
30°C to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Synthetic, mixed fibre and easy care cotton. If fabrics have a high
proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme the
machine for "Gentle action". See "Programmable functions".
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Delicates 4321ac*
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Use for
Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre, rayon
and easy care cotton.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable
by the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with prewash advisable.
– Select No . (No spin) for items which crease easily.
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Delay start
Woollens /
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Use for
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics.
If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the
cold setting.
Note
Reduce the spin speed for items which crease easily.
Express 76*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can
be washed in a Cottons programme.
Note
This programme can be used for rinsing individual items. Select
the cold setting, and do not add any detergent.
Automatic
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Use for
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Note
The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin
speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure the
best possible care and wash result for each item.
Shirts
cold to 60°C
Notes
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk shirts and blouses in the Delicates programme.
Denim
cold to 60°C
Notes
Max. load 2.0 kg
Max. load 3.0 kg
– Wash denim inside out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first
few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
Dark garments
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Black and dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibre.
Note
Wash inside out.
Spin
Notes
– To drain only: Select No . (No spin).
– Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
* Please note that the "buckets" represent garment care label symbols. See
"Garment care label symbols".
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Extra options
The following extra options can be selected in addition to the programme:
er
s
plu
sh
wa
zz
Bu
Pre
ter
Wa
ort
Sh
Cottons
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
Woollens /
X
Express
X
X
Automatic
X
Shirts
X
Denim
X
Dark garments
X
Spin
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X
X
X
X
X
X
Garment care label symbols
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.
9
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
Do not wash
Drying
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature
q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
I
Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
approx. 200°C)
H
Medium hot iron (max sole
plate temp. approx. 150°C)
G
Cool iron (max sole plate
temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
steam iron garments carrying
this symbol.
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
Bleaching
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine
bleach
z
Do not bleach
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final
spin
Cottons
d
a
(
2-41)2)
L
L
Minimum iron
(
c
e
2-33)
L
L
Delicates
e
d
e
3
–
L
Woollens /
e
f
e
2
Express
d
b
Automatic
(
Shirts
L
L
d
3)
2-3
L
L
abc
e
2-33)
L
L
e
c
e
2
–
L
Denim
(
c
e
3
–
L
Dark garments
(
b
d
3-4
L
L
–
–
–
–
–
L
Spin
Please see next page for description of the symbols
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3)
Programme sequence
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
Special features in the programme
sequences:
e = High water level
Anti-crease:
a
= Intensive rhythm
b
= Normal rhythm
c
= Gentle rhythm
d
= Sensitive rhythm
e
= Ultra sensitive rhythm
f
At the end of the programme, the drum
continues to turn at intervals for up to
30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
Exception: There is no anti-crease
phase in the Woollens programme.
The door can be opened and laundry
removed at any time during the anticrease phase.
= Handwash rhythm
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 can lead
to minor variations to programme
durations.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Extra
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The display shows the stage the
programme has reached.
1)
A second rinse is carried out when a
temperature between 60°C and 90°C
has been selected. A third rinse is
carried out when a temperature
below 60°C is selected.
2)
An third or fourth rinse is carried out
if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– No . has been selected.
3)
A third rinse is carried out if:
No . has been selected.
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Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
Making changes to a
programme
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
Cancel programme
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button
again.
The suds will be pumped away.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Door button.
If you want to select a different
programme:
^ Switch the machine off with the _
button.
Temperature
It is possible to select a different
temperature up to 5 minutes after the
programme has started.
^ Press the Temperature button.
Spin speed
It is possible to change the spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
^ Press the Spin speed button.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again.
Extra options
^ Check that there is still detergent in
the detergent drawer. Add detergent,
if necessary.
It is possible to select or deselect the
Short and Water plus extra options up
to five minutes after the programme has
started.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Interrupting a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the _
button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
_ button.
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A programme cannot be cancelled
or changed if the safety lock has
been activated.
Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Add or remove items.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the machine
from being opened and programmes
from being cancelled during a wash
programme.
^ Close the drum door.
To activate the safety lock
The programme will continue
automatically.
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
button after the programme has
started.
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.
Stop or in 3 secs 0
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the
following appears in the display:
Locked 0
The safety lock is now activated. It is
deactivated automatically at the end of
the programme.
To deactivate the safety lock
The door cannot be opened, if:
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
If you press the Door button when the
above conditions are present, the
following will appear in the display:
:
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
button after the programme has
started.
Unlock in 3 secs 0
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the
following appears in the display:
Unlocked 1
Door locked
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Detergent
The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads, but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others, and may not be
suitable for programmes with short durations.
Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended dosage amounts are given on the
detergent packaging.
See "Optional accessories" at the end of this booklet for details of Miele
branded care products including detergents and fabric conditioner.
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Detergent
Universal Detergent Detergent Specialist Proofing
Fabric
detergent
for
for
detergent* agent** conditioner
coloureds delicates
Cottons
X
X
–
–
–
X
Minimum iron
X
X
–
–
–
X
Delicates
X
X
X
–
–
X
Woollens /
–
–
–
X
–
X
X
X
–
–
–
X
Automatic
X
X
–
–
–
X
Shirts
X
X
–
–
–
X
X
X
X
–
–
X
X
X
X
–
–
X
–
–
–
–
–
–
Express
Denim
1)
1)
Dark garments
Spin
1)
1)
Liquid detergent
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container
from the Miele Spare Parts Department which sits in the main wash
compartment j. Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and
to compartment i for the pre-wash
2)
Use powder detergent
* Specialist detergent
Detergent designed specifically for the wash programme or type of fabric.
** Only use proofing agents containing fluorochemical compounds which are
stated by the manufacturer as being "suitable for use on membrane textiles".
Do not use proofing agents which contain paraffin. Add proofing agents to
compartment §.
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Detergent
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry
– The soiling level of the laundry
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on
soiling.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
Water hardness levels
Hardness
scale
Hardness level
mmol/l
German
°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
Refill packs of detergent
When purchasing detergent buy refill
packs wherever possible. This helps
reduce the amount of waste packaging.
Water softener
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.
Miele branded water softening tablets
are available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Washing with several
components
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
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners
make garments soft to handle and help
prevent static cling when tumble
drying.
Starch
stiffens and gives body to items of
laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed
linen.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube and the
fabric conditioner channel, regularly.
See "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer". Do not use
powder starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch in the §
compartment as it will clog up.
Colour run and dye removers /
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines 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.
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
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 §.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
before cleaning the machine.
,The washing machine must not
be hosed down.
A range of Miele branded cleaning and
conditioning products is available to
order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
External casing and fascia
panel
Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and can lead to
unpleasant smells. If you have no
reason to wash occasionally at this high
temperature, then run a Cottons 90°C
programme with detergent but no
laundry at regular intervals.
Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer
For hygiene reasons, clean the entire
drawer at regular intervals.
^ Clean the casing using a Miele ECloth or with a mild non-abrasive
cleaning agent or soap and water
using a well wrung-out cloth. Wipe
dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable stainless-steel cleaning
agent following the instructions on
the packaging.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or allpurpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic
surfaces and other components
because of the chemicals they
contain.
^ 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 detergent drawer with hot
water.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon and conditioner
channel
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon, the siphon tube
and the fabric conditioner channel
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under hot
running water. Clean the siphon tube
in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
^ Clean the fabric conditioner channel
using a brush and hot water.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the inlet hose from the
stopcock.
^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
^ Remove rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean it.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If it leaks,
tighten the connection.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the
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, and the Start/
Stop button indicator
light does not come
on.
Possible cause
There is no power to
the machine.
Remedy
Check whether
– the mains plug is plugged
in and switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
You are asked to enter Access via a code has Enter the code and confirm
a code.
been activated.
the entry. Deactivate the code
if you do not wish this
message to appear in the
display the next time the
machine is switched on.
The display is dark.
The display has
switched off
automatically to save
energy (Standby
mode).
Press a button. Standby
comes to an end.
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Problem solving guide
Fault messages in the display
Problem
; lights up in the
display and
Drain fault
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Water inlet
fault
Possible cause
– The water outlet is
– Clean the drain filter and
blocked or
the drain pump.
restricted.
– The maximum delivery
head is 1 m.
– The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
– The water inlet is
blocked or
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
properly.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
– the water pressure is too
low.
The water protection
system has reacted.
– Close the stopcock.
– Call the Service
Department.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
Excessive foam has
built up during
washing.
Use less detergent next time
and follow the manufacturer's
instructions on dosage given
on the packaging.
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Remedy A
Waterproof
fault
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Technical
fault
flashes.
Anti-crease
Chk detergent
flashes in the display.
A To switch off the fault message: Switch the machine off with _ button.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
Possible cause
The machine feet are not
level.
Remedy
Level the machine (see
"Installation and
connection").
The laundry has not been The machine detected an
spun properly and is still imbalance during the final
wet.
spin and reduced the
spin speed automatically.
Include both large and
small items in the load as
this will give better
distribution.
The laundry has not spun The spin speed selected
satisfactorily.
was too low.
Select a higher spin
speed next time.
The pump makes strange This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
noises.
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
There is a lot of
detergent residue in the
detergent drawer.
The water pressure is too – Clean the water inlet
low.
filter.
– Select Water plus.
Powder detergent used
with water softeners can
be sticky.
Add washing powder
and then add the water
softener.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not
completely dispensed or correctly positioned or is
too much water remains clogged up.
in the § compartment.
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has
been selected in the
Programmable functions
- Language !.
Set the language you
want. The flag symbol
will guide you.
When laundry is dry, it
feels hard to the touch.
Too vigorous wash action. Programme in gentle
action and more water.
Not enough detergent
used.
Increase detergent dose
to prevent limescale
build-up in laundry.
No fabric conditioner
used
Use fabric conditioner in
last rinse.
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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
to break down the
run a Cottons 90°C programme
particles of grease in
with powder detergent but
heavily soiled laundry.
without a 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.
– Use the Dark garments
programme.
Clothes are coming The machine was
out creased.
overloaded.
– 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.
– Reduce quantity of clothes in
drum.
– Check care labels and the
The wrong
programme was used.
programme chart.
– Use easy iron conditioners.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or
connected to the
switch the machine on with the _ button.
electricity supply and/or is
not switched on.
The safety lock has been
activated.
Deactivate the safety lock as described in
"Changing the programme sequence - Safety
lock".
Access via a code has
been activated.
Deactivate the code as described in
"Programmable functions - Code".
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the next
section.
The door was not correctly Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
engaged.
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described
in the next section.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
Be careful not to release too much
water at once. If the flow of water is
too strong, some water can seep
into the washing machine base and
activate the water protection system
float switch. This will prevent the
washing machine from functioning.
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
25 litres of water will be retained in the
machine.
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When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Slowly and carefully unscrew the
drain filter to let the water out.
If you need to interrupt the flow of
water:
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
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.
To avoid loss of detergent, pour
approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser drawer after
cleaning the drain filter. Excess water
will be pumped out automatically
before the next wash programme.
Opening the drum door
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
^ Clean it thoroughly.
^ 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.
Any foreign object causing an
obstruction should be removed.
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards (see illustration). The
drum door will open.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please
contact:
– your Miele Dealer or
– Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
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 door
is open.
Future updates (PC)
The indicator light marked PC is the
interface used by Miele service
technicians during servicing work for
testing purposes and for updating the
machine's programme data.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the U.K. your appliance is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase. However, you must activate
your cover by calling 0845 365 6640 or
registering online at www.miele.co.uk.
Optional spare parts and accessories
Optional spare parts and accessories
for this washing machine are available
from your Miele Dealer, the Miele Spare
Parts Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as
described in these instructions.
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Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
g Detergent dispenser drawer
h Control panel
i Drum door
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
k Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
e Transit bar covers
b Electricity supply cable
f Retaining clip for inlet hose and drain
hose
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
g Retaining clips for transit bars when
removed
d Drain hose
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
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.
Please note the following points:
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
Transporting the machine to its
installation site
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site, hold
it by the front feet as well as by the
edge of the lid where it protrudes to the
rear of the washing machine.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit bars
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base (at
least 59x52x3 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.
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spinning
using retaining clips (available from
the Miele Spare Parts Dept),
otherwise there is the danger of the
machine moving and falling off the
plinth.
^ 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.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied, turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,To avoid the risk of injury the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after the transit bars have
been removed.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
,The machine must not be moved
^ Fit the covers onto the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
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.
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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
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
^ Use a spirit level to check the
machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counternut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must be
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.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counternut 2 in a clockwise direction.
Then turn counternut 2 together with
foot 1 to unscrew.
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Installation and connection
Building under a worktop
,The machine lid must not be
removed.
This washing machine can be pushed
under a worktop with its lid in place,
providing the worktop is high enough.
Washer-dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A WTV
stacking kit is necessary which can be
purchased from your Dealer, the Miele
Spare Parts Department or via the
internet on www.miele-shop.com.
Please note:
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 172 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
c Depth of the washer-dryer stack:
approx. 65 cm
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Installation and connection
The Miele water protection
system
The Miele water protection system
protects the washing machine from
water damage.
The system consists of three main
components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
1) Inlet hose
The inlet hose is tested to withstand
pressure of more than 7,000 kPa.
2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
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– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being
emptied completely.
Installation and connection
Connection to the water
supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The German authorities do not require it
to have a non-return valve as the
washing machine has been designed
to comply with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between
100 kPa and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
pressure reducing valve.
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.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,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.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or
extension. These are tested to
withstand pressure of at least
7,000 kPa.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
Please note:
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.
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.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.8 m) a replacement
drain pump will need to be fitted.
Please contact the Miele Spare Parts
Department or your Miele Dealer.
Drain hose connection:
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
Please note the following:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance.
Otherwise there is a risk of water
overflowing or of some of the drained
water being sucked back into the
machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic
drain pipe with a rubber nipple.
There is no need to use a non-return
valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
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a Adapter
b Nut
c Hose clip
d End of the hose
^ Fit adapter a to the sink drain outlet
using nut b.
^ Attach the end of the hose d to
adapter a.
^ Use a screwdriver to tighten hose
clip c up close to the nut.
Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
current national and local safety
regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply.
Please ensure the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
For extra safety it is advisable to protect
the appliance with a suitable residual
current device (RCD). Contact a
qualified electrician for advice.
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Consumption data
Load
Cottons
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
Residual
moisture
90°C
6.0 kg
1.99
50
2 h 22 min
50%
60°C
6.0 kg
1.40
50
1 h 59 min
50%
60°C
3.0 kg
1.05
42
1 h 27 min
50%
r*
6.0 kg
0.70
50
2 h 39 min
50%
r*
3.0 kg
0.68
40
2 h 39 min
50%
40°C
6.0 kg
0.80
69
2 h 29 min
50%
40°C
3.0 kg
0.67
42
2 h 29 min
50%
s*
3.0 kg
0.52
40
2 h 39 min
50%
Minimum iron
40°C
3.0 kg
0.56
45
1 h 52 min
30%
Delicates
30°C
2.0 kg
0.38
69
59 min
–
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
39 min
–
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
30 min
–
Shirts
60°C
2.0 kg
0.90
52
57 min
–
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
52
1 h 00 min
–
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 15 min
–
Notes for test institutes:
* Test programme in accordance with EN 60456 and energy label with
Directive 1061/2010.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any extra options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
656 mm
Depth with door open
1092 mm
Height for building under
850 mm
Width for building under
600 mm
Weight
99 kg
Capacity
6 kg dry laundry
Voltage
See data plate
Connected load
See data plate
Fuse rating
See data plate
Consumption data
See "Consumption data"
Minimum water flow pressure
100 kPa (1 bar)
Maximum water flow pressure
1000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
1.60 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
See data plate
Power consumption when switched off
0,2 W
Power consumption
when not switched off
1,5 W
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Programmable functions
To select a programmable function
The programmable functions are
used to alter the machine's
electronics to suit changing
requirements.
Programmable functions can be
altered at any time.
To access programmable functions
The programmable functions are
accessed via the Start/Stop button
and the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine door is closed properly.
A Press the Start/Stop button and keep
it pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Press the _ button in.
C As soon as . . .
Language ! ...
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
D Turn the programme selector until
the programmable function you
require appears in the display.
E Press the Start/Stop button to confirm
your selection.
To alter a programmable function
You can see the different options
available for a programmable function
by turning the programme selector.
The option which is currently set will
have a tick L beside it.
F Turn the programme selector until
the option you want appears in the
display.
G Press the Start/Stop button to
activate this option.
To come out of programmable
functions
H Turn the programme selector until
Back A appears in the display.
I Press the Start/Stop button.
Language !
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
The flag ! after the word Language acts
as a guide to prevent a language which
will not be understood from being set.
The language selected is saved to
memory.
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Programmable functions
Water plus
This programmable function is used
to select the water intake setting for
the Water plus extra option.
There are three different options:
Water +
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
The water level is increased in the wash
and rinse stages.
Extra rinse
An extra rinse is introduced.
Water+ & Extra rinse
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an
additional rinse is also introduced.
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled items more
gently. It should be activated for
garments with a single bar under the
care label and for articles which feel
too hard after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and the Minimum iron
programmes.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Suds cooling
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Suds cooling takes place when
temperatures of 90°C and 75°C are
selected.
Suds cooling should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The machine is delivered with Suds
cooling deactivated.
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Programmable functions
Code
A code can be used to lock the
electronics on the washing machine
to prevent it being used without your
knowledge.
When the code has been activated, you
have to enter a code after switching the
washing machine on. Otherwise the
washing machine cannot be operated.
Code ...
1
2
5
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Code activated
Once the machine is switched off, it
can only be used again if the code is
entered.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
To use the washing machine when
the code is activated
To activate the code
When the machine is switched on
again, the display will request the code.
Activate
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
^ Enter code 125 as described above
and confirm the entry.
The display will now request that a
code is entered.
The washing machine is now unlocked
and ready for use.
To enter the code
To deactivate the code
The code is 125 and cannot be altered.
Make sure the washing machine is
switched off and the door is properly
closed. Press the Start/Stop button and
keep it pressed in whilst you press the
l-On/0-Off button in.
O
__ __
^ Turn the programme selector until the
first number appears in the display.
^ Confirm your selection of the number
by pressing the Start/Stop button.
^ Repeat the process until all three
numbers have been entered.
As soon as . . .
O
__ __
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
^ Now enter the code and press the
Start/Stop button.
^ Select Code and confirm Deactivate.
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Programmable functions
Temperature unit
You can chose for the temperature to
be displayed as °C/Celsius or
°F/Fahrenheit.
The machine is delivered with
°C/Celsius as the default setting.
Keypad tone
An audible tone sounds each time a
button is pressed.
The machine is delivered with the
keypad tone deactivated.
Brightness
Buzzer
When the buzzer function has been
activated, an audible tone sounds at
the end of a programme or when
Rinse hold is reached.
There are two volumes:
There are ten different display
brightness settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
The machine is delivered with the
display brightness on setting 5.
Normal
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
(the machine is delivered with this
option as the default setting.)
Contrast
The buzzer sounds at the end of a
programme or when Rinse hold is
reached.
There are ten different display
contrast settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
Loud
The buzzer sounds at maximum volume
Loud at the end of a programme or
when Rinse hold is reached.
The machine is delivered with the
display contrast on setting 5.
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
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Programmable functions
Standby display
To save energy, the display goes out
and the indicator light for the Start/
Stop button will start flashing slowly.
The display will always go out,
– if a programme is not selected within
10 minutes of the machine being
switched on.
– 10 minutes after the end of a
programme.
Pressing one of the buttons switches
the display back on again.
You can also choose whether you want
the display to go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started or to remain
visible throughout the programme.
On
The standby function is switched on.
When this option is selected, the
display will go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started.
Not in current prog.
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
The standby function is switched off.
The display will remain visible during a
programme.
Memory
The washing machine will store the
most recently selected settings
(programme, temperature, spin
speed and any extra options) in
memory once the programme has
started.
These settings will appear in the
display the next time the machine is
switched on.
The machine is delivered with the
memory function deactivated.
Anti-crease
Anti-crease helps prevent creasing if
laundry is not normally removed
immediately after the end of a
programme.
The drum will turn at intervals for up to
30 minutes after the programme has
finished.
The door can be opened and laundry
removed at any time during the anticrease phase.
On
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
Anti-crease is activated.
Off
Anti-crease is deactivated.
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Optional accessories
Miele washing machines offer perfect
care for your laundry and feature a
wide range of special programmes
designed to suit the fabric being
washed. Miele have also developed a
range of specialist CareCollection
detergents and conditioning products
as well as descaling agent and water
softening tablets to offer you a
complete package for looking after your
machine and caring for your laundry.
The Miele CareCollection detergents
and conditioning products are listed
below. You can order these and many
other useful products via the internet at:
CareCollection
Miele specialist detergents
"Outdoor wear"
This specialist detergent will clean your
water-repellent outerwear with care.
"Sportswear"
The Miele Sportswear detergent is
designed to clean sportswear and
remove odours whilst taking care of the
special microfibres used in these
garments.
"Down Items"
This special-purpose detergent
contains a mild tenside and has been
specially formulated to keep down-filled
items supple and to give them bounce.
All the products can also be ordered
from Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
Miele proofing agent
This special finishing agent reproofs
garments against wind and water and
provides a dirt-repellent finish whilst
retaining elasticity and breathability.
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Optional accessories
"UltraWhite" detergent
Liquid detergent "For Delicates"
This multi-purpose powder detergent
has excellent stain removal properties
and is suitable for white and light
coloured laundry as well as heavily
soiled coloured items.
This liquid detergent is ideal for the
gentle treatment of delicate fabrics,
such as wool and silk. Its special
formulation cleans effectively at
temperatures as low as 20°C, while
protecting the colour of your delicate
garments.
"UltraColor" detergent for coloured
garments
This liquid detergent is particularly
suitable for cleaning coloured and dark
garments. The special formulation
offers effective stain removal, even at
low temperatures, while helping to
prevent colours fading.
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Fabric conditioner
The Miele fabric conditioner will give
your laundry a fresh, natural fragrance.
It makes garments soft to handle and
prevents static build-up during tumble
drying.
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