Miele HM 21-140 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Rotary ironer
HM 21-140
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions before installing,
commissioning and using it for the first time.
en - GB
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Contents
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Guide to the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Description of the operating controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Preparing the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Condition of laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sorting the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ironing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Preparation of the working area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Emergency release if there is a power cut whilst ironing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cleaning the heater plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Roller cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
After Sales Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Explanation of symbols on the data plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Important notes for the installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Exhaust ducting for vapour extraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical and electrical safety
Before setting up the ironer, check it for
any externally visible damage. Under no
circumstances should you use it if it has
been damaged. A damaged ironer could be
dangerous.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the ironer 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 ironer must only be used for ironing
articles which were washed in water and
which have a care label stating that the
article is suitable for machine ironing.
This ironer is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience or
knowledge, unless they are supervised
whilst using it or have been shown how to
use it correctly by a person responsible for
their safety.
If the ironer is used in a publically
accessible room, it is the supervisor's
responsibility to ensure that operators are
able to use it safely.
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If the connection cable is damaged, it
must be replaced by a Miele approved
service technician.
Before connecting the ironer, 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 ironer can
only be guaranteed when continuity is
complete between it and an effective
earthing system which complies with current
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 damage or injury
caused by an inadequate earthing system
(e.g. electric shock).
This ironer complies with all relevant
local and national safety requirements.
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. Ensure current is not
supplied to the ironer until after maintenance
or repair work has been carried out.
Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original parts.
The manufacturer can only guarantee the
safety of the appliance when Miele
replacement parts are used.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The ironer is only completely isolated
from the electricity supply when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket and the
plug is withdrawn, or
– the mains fuse is disconnected, or it is
switched off at the mains, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not damage, remove or bypass the
safety features, fixtures and control
elements of this appliance.
Any removable outer panels must be
back in place, and all moving or
electrical parts shielded before it is switched
on.
This ironer 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.
Correct use
When working with the ironer always
wear close fitting clothes. Wide sleeves,
apron straps, scarves and ties etc. could be
taken in by the roller.
Use the swing out bar.
It is designed for hanging laundry on.
After use it should be swung back out of the
way. Take care not to press down on the bar
when it is swung out. There is a danger that
this could tip the ironer over.
Switch the ironer off before removing the
plug from the socket.
Do not pull it by the cable.
Do not lay the connection cable over the
heater plate when it is heated up. This
could damage the cable - danger of electric
shock.
Use the cable holders on the ironer to wind
the cable away.
Using accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted when
expressly approved by Miele. If spare
parts or accessories from other
manufacturers are used, this will invalidate
the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept
liability.
Remove any rings, bracelets, or other
jewellery before starting to work. Tie
back long hair.
When heated up there is an acute risk of
burning:
– if the heater plate is touched,
– if the foot pedal is pressed down while
fingers or hands are positioned between
the raised heater plate and the roller.
This ironer is not a toy! To avoid the risk
of injury do not let children play on or
near it, or with the controls. Supervise
children whilst you are using it.
Do not drape laundry over the heater
plate when it is heated up. Fire hazard.
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Caring for the environment
Disposing of the packing material
The packaging is designed to protect the
machine during transportation. The transport
and protective packing has been selected
from materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and can normally be
recycled.
Rather than just throwing these materials
away, please ensure that 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.
Disposing of your old machine
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 general waste.
Please dispose of it at your local community
waste collection / recycling centre, or
contact Miele for advice.
Please ensure that it presents no danger to
children whilst awaiting disposal.
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Guide to the machine
a Roller speed selector
b Heating indicator light %
c On/Off button
d Start button h
1
b
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
Temperature selector
Roller
Feed-in table
Heater plate with finger guard
Operating controls
Laundry box
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9
10
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Ironing table
Laundry pick-off unit
4 screw feet (adjustable)
Foot pedal switch
Heater plate release mechanism
(in case of a power cut)
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Description of the operating controls
0 - I button
Roller speed selector
Pressing this button switches the machine
on or off. The indicator in the button lights up
when the machine is switched on.
The roller speed is increased by turning the
speed selector clockwise and decreased by
turning it anti-clockwise.
Start button h
Temperature selector
When this button is pressed, the heater plate
will engage and the roller will start rotating.
H 40 - 60° C
ß - low temperature
ßß - medium temperature
ßßß - high temperature
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Description of the operating controls
Finger guard
Foot pedal switch
The finger guard is a safety feature and
should always be checked before using the
ironer.
Functions
,Warning.
Do not reach between the heater plate
and the rotating roller.
Danger of injury and burning.
Switch position 1 (not pressed down) Ironing
Switch position 2 Pressing
Switch position 3 Heater plate is withdrawn
Press the Start button h
The heater plate will lower and the roller will
start rotating.
When the finger guard is activated the roller
stops and the heater plate will disengage.
If the finger guard has been activated the
machine can only be restarted by pressing
the Start button h again.
Check that the finger guard is
functioning properly.
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Description of the operating controls
Coin mechanism
1 = Coin slot
After a coin or token has been inserted, the
pre-set duration will light up in the display.
2 = Coin return button
3 = Coin return
4 = Display
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Preparing the laundry
Condition of laundry
For a good finish, the ideal residual moisture
level is about 25%.
Rinsing the laundry using hot water in the
final rinse helps to reduce the residual
moisture level, and the residual heat in the
laundry will help keep processing time
down, thus saving energy.
Laundry with a synthetic fibre content
greater than 50% (e.g. Dralon) must not
be ironed as the high temperatures would
melt the fabric. Laundry with a lower
synthetic content can be ironed at a low
temperature.
Important Before using the ironer you
should clean the heater plate by running a
cloth through the entire width of the roller.
Useful tips
If a tumble dryer is being used, select a
"Machine iron" programme.
Use warm water if preparation time is short
to redampen laundry.
Sorting the laundry
Before starting to iron, laundry should be
sorted according to size and type of fabric.
First iron articles made from:
perlon, nylon etc. ß - low temperature
Then iron
woollens and silks ßß - medium temperature
Then iron
cotton and linen
fabrics
ßßß - high temperature.
If you want to switch back to ironing at a
lower temperature, reduce the temperature
setting and then wait until the "Heating"
indicator light comes on again.
Starched laundry should be ironed last to
prevent any starch residues on the heater
plate from affecting other items of laundry.
Items with buttons should be passed
through the ironer with the buttons facing
into the roller padding. If they face
downwards there is a danger of them being
damaged or torn off when the item is passed
through the ironer.
A cloth should be placed over zips, metal
buttons and hooks to protect the heater
plate during ironing.
Metal and plastic buckles and very bulky
buttons should not be passed through the
ironer.
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Operation
Ironing
^ Insert the plug in the socket.
Check that the finger guard is functioning
properly.
The finger guard is a safety feature which
must be checked daily for proper
functioning before the machine is used.
^ Press the 0 - I button.
The indicator in the button will light up.
Rotary ironers with coin operated
mechanism:
^ When the finger guard is activated the
roller stops and the heater plate will
disengage.
^ If the finger guard has been activated the
machine can only be restarted by pressing
the Start button h again.
The duration will light up in the display.
^ Select the temperature according to the
type of fabric.
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Operation
Material
Symbol
Temperature
range
H
40 - 60°C
Polyester /
artificial silk
ß
Low
temperature
Silk / wool
ßß
Medium
temperature
Cottons /
linen
ßßß
High
temperature
Rotary ironers with coin operated
mechanism:
^ Select the roller speed, depending on the
degree of dampness and the type of
laundry to be ironed.
^ Insert a coin or token.
The pre-set duration in minutes will appear
in the display.
^ When the "Heating" light % goes out, the
ironer is ready for use.
^ Press the Start button h
The heater plate will engage and the roller
will start rotating.
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Operation
^ Release the foot pedal once the item has
been placed on the roller.
The heater plate will engage.
When feeding in thicker items of laundry it
is important to avoid putting a strain on
specific points of the roller/heater plate.
Feed items into the ironer is such a way
that that seams, waistbands etc. are not
doubled over.
Rotary ironers with coin mechanism:
^ Feed items across the feed-in table into
the ironer.
^ Smooth items from the middle outwards
towards the edges.
After the time has elapsed, the heater plate
will disengage and the roller will stop.
After ironing:
^ If items need to be pressed, press the foot
pedal down to switch position 2.
The roller will stop.
^ To feed in thick items, press the foot pedal
down to switch position 3.
The heater plate will disengage.
^ Allow the roller to run for at least 5 minutes
on temperature setting H with the heater
plate engaged to let the roller cover dry
out.
^ Switch off the ironer.
^ Switch off at the mains connection point.
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Notes
Preparation of the working area
Setting up your working area in as practical
and convenient way as possible will ensure
greater efficiency when ironing.
A height adjustable chair will ensure a
comfortable ironing position for all users.
The machine should be installed to give
maximum light to the feed-in table.
Emergency release if there is a
power cut whilst ironing
If there is a power cut during ironing, to
prevent laundry items or the roller cover from
being singed, the heater plate can be lifted
off the roller by pulling the heater plate
release mechanism handle upwards.
^ Switch off the ironer.
Place close at hand:
– The laundry basket with pre-sorted
laundry.
– A suitable table for placing ironed laundry
on. Small items can be hung over the
swing out bar.
– Keep a spray bottle of water handy for
redamping laundry if necessary.
^ Lift the heater plate release mechanism
upwards.
The heater plate will lift back from the
roller.
After the power supply is restored:
^ Switch the ironer on.
^ Press the Start h button. The heater plate
will engage and the roller will start rotating.
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Notes
Protection of the motor and the roller
cover
Disengage the heater plate during pauses
between ironing and when you have finished
ironing. This helps prolong the life of the
roller cover and protects the motor.
It also helps to prolong the life of the
machine.
It is very important to avoid running the
ironer without passing laundry through it.
Do not restrict ironing smaller articles to any
one part of the roller; make use of the whole
roller width. This way an equal amount of
heat is obtained from the heater plate and
the roller padding is protected from uneven
use.
Motor protection
If the motor winding is heated excessively
due to overload, the motor is switched off
automatically by a winding thermostat and
the heater plate is disengaged.
Once the ironer has cooled down, it can be
restarted by pressing the I button.
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Cleaning and care
The ironer generally requires very little
attention.
Cleaning the heater plate
Limescale and starch deposits can stick to
the heater plate. It should therefore be
cleaned 1-3 times a week, depending on the
degree of soiling.
If the steel wool padding needs replacing,
this must be done by a Miele authorised
service technician.
When re-covering the roller, the cover should
be between 656 mm and 664 mm wide to
ensure that the whole cylindrical width of the
roller is covered.
For light soiling, clean with Cleanpaste on a
wax cloth.
Discolouration of the roller cover
For heavier soiling, use a cleaning cloth
together with a cleaning mat.
Some discolouration of the roller cover from
light to dark brown is normal.
The heater plate should always be waxed
after it has been cleaned.
To avoid the cover turning black:
The special ironer cleaning cloth and wax
should only be ordered from the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
,Do not use abrasive cleaning agents
or abrasive cleaning cloths.
– Always use the complete width of the
roller.
– Space out smaller items, and do not
always iron them in the same place.
– In pauses between ironing, disengage the
heater plate and reduce the temperature.
See the Miele Ironing Handbook for more
details.
After Sales Service
Roller cover
Before removing the roller cover (for
cleaning or replacement) switch the ironer
off and disconnect it from the mains. Allow
the heater plate to cool down and then
remove the laundry feed-in table and use the
heater plate release mechanism to raise the
heater plate away from the roller.
When removing and replacing the roller
cover, bits of steel wool will drop onto the
ironing table and may get into the gaps
around the heater plate supports. These
should be covered over. Particles of steel
wool should be removed from the ironing
table immediately.
In the event of any faults please contact your
Miele Dealer or the Miele Service
Department.
When contacting Miele, please quote the
Model, Serial number (Fabr.Nr) and Material
number (M.Nr) of your ironer. These are
given on the data plate.
Should you require spare parts ensure
that you only use genuine original Miele
Spare Parts (and remember to let the Spare
Parts Department know the model number
and serial number of your ironer).
The roller cover should not need washing if it
has become slightly yellow, as this is normal.
Wash a heavily soiled cover in a 95 °C
programme with pre-wash and spin. The
roller cover should be wound back on to a
moving, heated roller (ß setting) while still
damp, with the heater plate engaged.
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Explanation of symbols on the data plate
a
b
c
d
o
r
p
q
s
e
f
g
t
u
i
j
h
k
l
m
v
w
n
1 Model
2 Serial number
3 Article number
4 Material number
5 Voltage/Frequency
6 Mains fuse rating
7 Drive motor
8 Drum data*
9 Drum diameter/Drum depth*
10 Spin speed*
11 Drum volume/laundry dry weight*
12 Kinetic energy*
13 Run-up time*
14 Braking time*
15 Heating
16 Description/Year of manufacture
17 Commissioning date
18 Electric heating
19 Fuse rating (on-site)
20 Steam heating, indirect*
21 Steam heating, direct*
22 Gas heating*
23 Field for Test marks/symbols
*) does not apply to this ironer
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Noise emission
Registered on the A scale
67.6 Measured in Germany in accordance
with DIN (IEC) 45 635. Machine noise
regulations, 3. GSGV § 1. 1.a
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Important notes for the installer
The rotary ironer must be commissioned
by a Miele authorised service technician.
This machine must not be operated in the
same room as dry cleaning machines which
use solvents containing PERs or CFCs.
Escaping vapours could ignite on the motor
and form hydrochloric acid which can have
dangerous consequences.
To ensure optimum flow, the ducting should
be laid with as few bends as possible and all
connections and joins should be airtight.
The connection point for the exhaust ducting
is located at the rear of the right hand
column.
Installing the machine
The rotary ironer must be transported on its
wooden base to its installation site. Take it off
the wooden base at the installation site.
,Ensure that it is stable during
transportation.
It must not be transported without this
wooden base (e.g. when moving it to a new
location).
To prevent the build-up of condensation in
an upward sloping exhaust ducting, a 3-5
mm ø condensate drain should be fitted at
the lowest point.
This ironer does not need to be secured to
the floor.
The ducting must have an internal diameter
of 70 mm.
The machine should be installed to give
maximum light to the feed-in table.
Ensure that there is sufficient ventilation in
the room where the ironer is installed.
Use the adjustable screw feet under the side
columns to level the machine. Check that the
machine is level at the front and back using
a spirit level.
If the exhaust is ducted into the outside air,
the end of the duct should be protected
against the weather.
An exhaust system ducted into the open air
must be situated in such a way that it does
not cause a nuisance.
Exhaust ducting for vapour
extraction
Refer to the "Calculation of air outlet, air inlet
and ventilation cross sections" booklet.
The on-site ducting system and the exit point
to the outside must be checked on a regular
basis for a build-up of fluff and cleaned, if
required.
The exhaust ducting to be installed on site
must not be directed into any chimney which
is used by gas, solid fuel or oil fired
appliances. It must also be kept separate
from any exhaust system leading from a
tumble dryer.
The warm, moist exhaust air should be
discharged to the outside air by the shortest
route possible.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
This machine conforms to IEC 335-1 and
IEC 335-2-44.
The electrical connection may only be
carried out by a suitably qualified technician
in accordance with local and national safety
regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
Connection to the electrical supply must be
carried out in accordance with the data
plate, wiring diagram, installation diagram
and, where applicable, the conversion
instructions.
The wiring diagram can be found under the
cover plate of the right hand side of the
machine.
The machine is supplied 3N~ ex works.
Please ensure that the voltage and
frequency of the machine as quoted on the
data plate comply with the on-site supply.
If it is converted to another voltage, the data
place should be marked with a D.
Connection should be made via a suitable
isolator which complies with local and
national safety regulations and which is
easily accesible for disconnecting the
machine from the electricity 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).
The isolator switch should be easily
accessible for servicing work.
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.
The ironer must be disconnected from the
electricity supply before it is moved or
dismantled.
,After setting up and connecting the
machine successfully ensure that the
machine is earthed and that all removable
outer panels are correctly fitted back into
position.
,The heater plate is disengaged as
soon as current is supplied.
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