Miele W 970 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 970
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accident, or damage
to the machine.
Q\
M.-Nr. 04 947 080
Caring for our environment
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials
which are environmentally friendly for
disposal and can normally be recycled.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection
centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling schemes. Ensure that the
appliance presents no danger to children while being stored for disposal. See
the appropriate advice in the “Warning
and safety instructions”.
Contents
Contents
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Guide to the machine
General view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and safety instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to wash correctly
Brief guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To start a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or removing washing after programme start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . interruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . alteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adding detergent
It is important to dispense the correct amount, because . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric conditioners, texturisers, liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic fabric conditioners, texturisers, or liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate fabric conditioner or texturiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starching separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Programmes
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Additional options
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Short . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Without final spin". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Rinse hold" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic programme locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Programmable functions
A = Maximum water level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B = Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C = Activating the i compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D = Soak time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E = Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F = Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G = Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming and storing in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1. Selecting programming mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Selecting a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3. To activate or deactivate a programmable function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4. Storing the programmable function in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To clean the water inlet filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . .
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Problem solving guide
What to do, if . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
After sales service
Customer contact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Future updates (PC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the transit fitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Building under . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection to water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Guide to the machine
Guide to the machine
General view
1 Electric supply cable
5 Facia panel with controls
2 Inlet hose (able to withstand pressures of at least 70 bar)
6 Door
3 Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
4 Detergent dispenser drawer
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7 Access panel for drain pump, drain
filter and emergency door release
8 Four height adjustable feet
Guide to the machine
Control panel
b “I-ON / 0-OFF” button
To switch the machine ON or OFF or
to interrupt a programme.
c “Door” button
opens the machine door.
d “START” button
starts the wash programme.
e Button for additional functions
Indicator light on = selected
Indicator light off = not selected
f “Spin” button
for Spin speed, Rinse hold and Without final spin.
g Indicator light
shows the selected spin speed.
h Programme selector
Can be turned clockwise and anticlockwise.
The ring display goes out in the
following circumstances:
– if a few minutes after the final spin no
programme selection or programme
start has been selected.
– a few minutes after the programme
has ended.
i Programme sequence indicator
lights
j Check lights
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Warning and safety instructions
Warning and safety instructions
Read the operating instructions before using this machine for the first
time. They contain important information about the safety, use and
maintenance of the machine. This
way you will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are specified by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and textiles composed of hand-washable wool
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable garments.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable
for damage resulting from improper
use or operation.
This appliance should not be operated by children. Supervise its use
by the elderly or infirm.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a damaged machine.
Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity
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supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the machine and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
regularly tested by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which the manufacturer cannot accept
responsibility. Repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele approved
engineer.
Ensure current is not supplied to the appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The machine is only completely isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
The best materials are used in the
manufacture of this machine, and
every care is taken to check all parts.
However, with time, deterioration of
parts can occur, especially with such
components as hoses, giving rise to
leaks. Check the hose regularly for
signs of wear, and change in good
time, to avoid leaks and subsequent
damage.
Faulty components must only be
exchanged for Miele original spare
parts. Only when these parts are fitted
can the safety standards of the machine be guaranteed.
Use
Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures below freezing may occur. Frozen
hoses may burst under pressure. The
reliability of the electronic control system may be impaired at temperatures
below freezing point.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or other vermin,
pay particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any damage which may be caused by cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the appliance guarantee.
Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit fitting at the rear of the machine has
been removed (see section on "Installation"). During spinning, a transit fitting
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 the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it. Otherwise this will result in flooding.
Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, needles, coins,
paper clips, etc.) do not find their way
into the machine with the washing (e.g.
in pockets). Foreign objects can damage components of the machine, which
in turn can result in damage to the
washing.
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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 the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive descaling agents and strictly observe the
instructions. Consult the Miele Customer Service Department.
Textiles which have been pretreated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts
and create toxic fumes. Such detergents also pose a fire and explosion hazard.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a washing machine. Always observe the manufacturer’s instructions
carefully.
Dye removers may contain sulphur
compounds which cause damage
such as corrosion. Do not use dye
removers in this machine.
For machines with a ’porthole’
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures. Do not let children
touch it.
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Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by
Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability
claims may be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse.
Washing environmentally and economically
Washing environmentally and economically
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– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load. Load to the maximum rec–
ommended for the programme selected.
– The washing times can vary considerably due to the automatic load
adjustment feature. Depending on
the amount of the load, the main
wash may be shortened and one
rinse omitted.
– Use the Mixed Wash poly/cottons
programme or the Quick Wash programme for smaller amounts of
laundry.
Use the "Short" wash option for normally or very lightly soiled laundry.
Do not exceed the amounts of detergent which may be recommended
by the manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amounts of detergent
with smaller loads, (e.g. with a half
load, approx. one third less detergent).
– Select the highest suitable spin
speed in the wash programme when
tumble drying afterwards.
– To save energy wash normally and
lightly soiled laundry at lower temperatures. The 95°C Cottons programme is probably only needed in
exceptional circumstances, e.g. for
oil based stains or where a very hot
wash is required.
– A main wash (programme without
pre-wash) is sufficient to clean normally soiled laundry.
– By using the additional option “Soak”
you can select a lower temperature
in the main wash.
– Use the additional option "Soak" instead of “Pre-wash" with heavily
soiled laundry.
If “Soak” is followed immediately by
a main wash the same suds are
used.
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Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the
first time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See the relevant section under "Installation".
Also check that the fluff filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
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 any
laundry).
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.
The wash programme must be run without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an excessive build-up of foam.
Turn on the stopcock.
Press the "I-ON/0-OFF" button in.
Turn the programme selector to
"COTTONS 40°C".
Press the "START" button.
When this programme has finished
your washing machine is ready for
using for the first time.
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How to wash correctly
How to wash correctly
Brief guide
The headings numbered (1,2,3,...)
show the operating sequence and can
be used as a brief guide.
Before washing
1 Prepare the wash load.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately several times before being included in a
mixed load.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme (use
a washing bag where appropriate).
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the manufacturer as non-machine washable on
the care label. (h symbol)
Pre-treat the laundry
Badly soiled areas, e.g. collars and
cuffs, and water soluble stains can be
pre-treated with bar soap, liquid detergent or detergent mixed into a solution
or paste.
With particularly stubborn stains ask
your dry cleaner for advice. Do not
used solvent-based cleaning agents in
this machine.
Empty all pockets.
– Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to textiles and components in
the machine.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
Sort the laundry
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
Turn inside out, if recommended by
the manufacturer.
Most garments have a textile care label
in the collar or side seam. Sort the
washing by care label symbols. (See
“Programmes - Care symbols” for their
explanation).
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How to wash correctly
2 Press the “Door” button.
To start a programme
3 Load the drum.
7 Press in the “I-ON/0-OFF” button.
Unfold washing and load loosely in the
drum. To achieve best results it is advisable to make up mixed loads consisting of both large and small items. This
improves the washing effect and helps
distribute the load evenly to keep the
machine stable and reduce the noise
level during spinning.
– The programme selector should be
pointing to Finish, the indicator light
"Anti crease/Finish" is lit up in the
sequence display.
Overloading reduces the wash result
and causes more creasing.
Maximum load weights are noted
below:
COTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 kg
MINIMUM IRON . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
DELICATES/SYNTHETICS . . . . . 1.0 kg
WOOLLENS / . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 kg
QUICK WASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
MIXED WASH (Poly/Cottons) . . . 3.0 kg
4 Shut the door with a light swing
but do not slam it. Do not push on
the door to shut it.
Make sure that there is no obstruction
between the drum door and seal.
5 Open the stopcock.
6 Add detergent.
See section on “detergent” for details.
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8 Turn the programme selector
to the programme required
See section “Programmes, Programme
survey”.
How to wash correctly
9 Select any additional
0 Select a spin speed
option required.
Press the relevant button.
Indicator light on = selected
Indicator light off = not selected
An additional option that has been selected can be de-selected by pressing
the button.
Press the “Spin” button enough
times until the indicator light for the
required end spin speed lights up.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be selected. (see section on "Programmes").
Memory-Function
If the last time a programme was run
an additional option or different spin
speed was selected, the machine
will have stored this information in its
memory.
The next time that programme is selected the machine offers the additional
option and / or spin speed already
stored in memory.
! Press the "Start" button.
The programme now starts.
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How to wash correctly
After washing
§ Press the “Door” button.
~ Press and release the “I-On/0-Off”
button.
$ Remove the washing.
Only remove washing from the machine once the drum has stopped
turning, otherwise you may seriously
injure yourself.
% Check the folds in the door seal
for any small articles e.g. buttons
which might be lodged there.
& Close the stopcock.
/ Close the drum door.
Otherwise there is a danger of objects
being placed inadvertently in the drum.
If these remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the washing.
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How to wash correctly
Adding or removing washing
after programme start
General exceptions:
Washing can be added or removed
after the programme has already
started, when using the following programmes.
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– COTTONS
– programme locking is switched on,
– MINIMUM IRON
– the programme has reached the
“Final spin" stage.
– WOOLLENS /
The door cannot be opened when:
– the additional option “Water plus”
has been selected,
– QUICK WASH
– Starch
– MIXED WASH
Press the“Door” button and hold it
until the door springs open.
Add or remove items
Shut the door.
The programme will automatically continue.
– Apart from some exceptional cases
the door can be opened during all
sections of COTTONS, WOOLLENS, QUICK WASH, Starch and
MIXED WASH - Poly/Cottons (high
cotton percentage) programmes.
– With MINIMUM IRON and
MIXED WASH - Poly/Cottons (high
polyester percentage) the door can
be opened during the main wash
with some exceptions.
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How to wash correctly
Programme . . .
. . . interruption
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” button.
To continue with the same programme press the“I-ON/0-OFF” button again.
. . . alteration
The machine will accept the following
changes after the "Start" button has
been pressed.
– selection of a different temperature,
extra selection or de-selection of the
“Water plus”, and “Quick wash” options can be carried out up to 6
minutes after start.
– the spin speed for final spin can be
changed within the limits for the programme.
After start it is no longer possible to select a different programme.
If a different programme or 6 minutes
after start another temperature is selected, the indicator light "Anticrease/Finish" flashes. This does not affect the programme sequence. The
indicator light goes out when the programme selector is set back to the programme or temperature previously
chosen.
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To select a different programme proceed as follows:
With the “I-On/0-Off” button switch
off the appliance.
Turn the programme selector to "Finish".
Switch the machine on with the
“I-On/0-Off” button.
Select a new programme.
Press the “START” button.
. . . Skipping a programme stage
Turn the programme selector to “Finish”.
As soon as the programme sequence
light starts flashing for the stage at
which the programme should continue:
Turn the programme selector switch
to the appropriate programme within
4 seconds.
When programme locking has been
activated the programme cannot be
changed or a programme stage left
out.
Adding detergent
Adding detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are suitable, including liquid, compact (concentrated), tablets and special application detergents. Use dispensing aids,
e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the
detergent.
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments
should be washed using a detergent
specifically designed for washing woollens.
Silk should be washed using a liquid
detergent specifically designed for
washing woollens. Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes
will eat the silk!
Add detergent according to the
amount recommended on the packaging. The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
Water Hardness
Hardness
range
I
II
III
IV
Type of
water
Hardness
(hardness)
level in
mmol / l
soft
0 - 1.3
medium
1.3 - 2.5
hard
very hard
2.5 - 3.8
over 3.8
°dH
German
0-7
7 - 14
14 - 21
over 21
It is important to dispense the
correct amount, because . . .
. . . too little has the following results:
– Laundry will not be properly clean
and will in time become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Lime deposits on the heater elements.
– 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
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
. . . too much results in the following:
– Excessive foam.
– Low level of agitation.
– Poor washing, rinsing and spinning
results.
– High water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
– Burdening the environment.
– The water hardness level
Check with your local water supplier if
you do not know the water hardness
level.
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Adding detergent
Adding detergent
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in water
hardness ranges II-IV. Dispense according to the amount specified on the
packaging. First add detergent and
then the water softener.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
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
i = Compartment soak/pre-wash
2. Water softener
j = Compartment main wash
3. Stain salts
p = Compartment fabric conditioner
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Water is taken in through compartment
i in the pre-wash.
Water is taken in through compartment
j in the main wash. If the capacity of
compartment j is insufficient for the
amount of detergent needed for a
COTTONS programme (e.g. in very
hard water areas), the machine can be
programmed so that water and detergent can also be taken into the main
wash through compartment i , see
“Programmable functions”, “Activating
compartment i”.
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Fabric conditioners, texturisers, liquid starch
Fabric conditioners make garments
soft and fluffy to handle and help prevent static cling when tumble drying.
Texturisers are synthetic starch formulations and give body to items e.g. shirts,
tablecloths and bed linen.
Starch gives body to items of washing.
Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
Adding detergent
Automatic fabric conditioners, texturisers, or liquid starch
Open the lid of compartment p.
Separate fabric conditioner or texturiser
Add fabric conditioner or texturiser
to the compartment p.
Turn the programme selector to
“Starch”.
Select a spin speed.
Press the “Start” button.
Starching separately
Measure and prepare starch in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Add the starch to compartment i.
Turn the programme selector to
“Starch”.
Add the fabric conditioner, texturiser
or liquid starch. Do not exceed the
maximum level mark.
Select a spin speed.
Press the “Start” button.
Close the compartment lid.
Push the drawer back in.
The conditioner, texturiser or liquid
starch is automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment p.
If starching frequently, clean the dispenser compartment and especially
the siphon tube and conditioner
channel. (See section on the detergent dispenser drawer in "Cleaning
and Care") .
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Programmes
Programmes
Programme selection
Programme
Fabric
95°C to 30°C
max.
spin speed
1550
60°C
1550
(60°C) white nylon, white polyester fabrics (50°C),
coloured nylon, polyester, cotton and viscose
fabrics with special finishes, acrylic, cotton
fabrics, coloured polyester / cotton fabrics,
(40°/30°C) minimum iron fabrics not washable at
higher temperatures
Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, socks and
stockings in man-made fibres, (not wool or wool
blends)
Curtains, specified machine-washable by the
manufacturer (pre-wash probably advisable).
60°C to 30°C
900
40°C to cold
600
30°C to cold
600
Programme for machine-washable or handwashable wool or wool blend fabrics
40°C to cold
1200
COTTONS
Cottons and linen fabrics, eg bed linen, table
linen, towelling, jeans, underwear,T-shirts,
nappies.
COTTONS
Wash load as for standard tests
MINIMUM IRON
DELICATES
WOOLLENS
/
QUICK WASH
Starch
Spin
Temperature
Also suitable for satin, lace, silk and other hand
washable garments.*
very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in
the Cottons programme.
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
*
40°C
1550
cold
1550
Articles which can be spun, eg handwashed
items, max weight according to fabric.
1550
Drain
Separate rinse
MIXED WASH
Poly/Cottons
Articles which should be washed by hand and
only rinsed and spun in the machine.
Suitable for small loads of garments made from
man-made fibres and cotton garments which can
be washed together. Sort according to colour.
cold
1200
40°C
900
cold:
If “Cold” is selected for the temperature, the water is warmed to 24°C. This uniform temperature helps
the effect of the detergent.
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Programmes
max. load
5 kg
Additional options
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3,4)
5 kg
2.5 kg
1 kg
Fill the drum
loosely 1/2 to
3/4 full
1 kg
Do not overload
2.5 kg
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,4)
–
–
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Notes
With heavily soiled items select "Soak" or "Pre-wash". Wash
dark colours in liquid detergent.
For normally soiled items select "Short".
For test institutes:
Programme setting for tests according to EN 60456
Standard Programme
With heavily soiled items select "Soak" or "Pre-wash"
For normally soiled items select "Short"
Use the Wool programme for textiles with wool content
Dust in curtains usually makes pre-wash advisable.
Use liquid wool detergent.
– Water plus
(Option 1,2,4)
5 kg
Hand washable garments will not shrink, stretch, matt or felt
beyond the accepted tolerance.
*For satin, lace, silk and other hand washable garments
manually reduce the spin speed or select without final spin.
Add less detergent (half load)
The washing should be washed, but not treated with fabric
conditioner.
5 kg
5 kg
3 kg
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3*,4*)
The water level, number of rinses and programme time are
set automatically in relation to composition of the washing
(see "Programmes" Sequence).
*Option is only carried out with a high proportion of cotton.
See Section on Additional options for more details.
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Programmes
Sequence
Soak
Pre-wash
Main wash
Top-up rinse from 75°C
Graduated rinsing
No. of rinses
– normal
– part load
– short
Rinse and interim spin (rpm)
Final spin (rpm)
Anti-crease, loosen
Rinse hold
without final spin
Wash rhythm
Water level – Wash
– Rinse
COTTONS1)
MINIMUM
IRON1)
DELICATES
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
–
–
WOOLLENS
/
X
X
X
X
programmable
–
–
from 40°C
–
from 50°C
–
–
3 or 42)
2
2
3
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
–
max. 1000
max. 1550
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
low
low
max. 500
max. 900
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
low
medium
–
max. 600
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
gentle action
high
high
max. 600
max. 1200
–
optional
optional
Wool
medium
medium
Explanations:
X Programme section included
– Programme section not included
1)
Load recognition:
The programme sequence is modified in these programmes according to the absorbency of the load.
2)
A 4th rinse automatically switches in if there is too much foam in the drum, or if a spin speed lower
than 700 rpm has been selected.
Wool:
Wool is susceptible to damage from movement when it is wet. The wash action during the course of
the programme is low.
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Programmes
Quick Wash
Starch
Spin
Separate rinse
Quick Wash
–
–
–
X
–
–
–
–
–
MIXED WASH
high cotton
high polyester
content
content
optional
optional
optional
optional
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2
–
–
2
3 or 42)
3
2
–
max. 500
max. 1550
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
–
–
–
max. 1550
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
–
–
–
max. 1550
max. 30 mins
–
–
–
–
–
–
max. 1200
–
optional
optional
–
2
2
max. 900
max. 900
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
2
2
max. 500
max. 900
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
normal
low
medium
low
–
–
–
high
low
low
low
medium
X
X
X
–
–
X
–
Top-up rinse (programmable):
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum, and the suds are cooled slightly. Hot
water might damage plastic drain pipes
Graduated rinsing:
The suds are cooled at the end of the wash cycle by water flowing in and being pumped away at intervals thereby minimising crease formation.
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Final spin:
The maximum spin speed according to the programme can be selected with the Spin button. In the
programmes MINIMUM IRON, DELICATES, WOOLLENS, SEPARATE RINSE and MIXED WASH the
spin speed is automatically limited to the above stated maximum spin speed.
Anti-crease, loosen:
The anti-crease action guards against the tendency for creases to set in when fabrics have been left
in the drum for a long time. There is drum movement twice a minute.
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Programmes
Care symbols
Washing
9
8
7
6
4
2
1
a
@
Cottons 95°C, 75°C
Cottons 60°C
Cottons 40°C
Cottons 30°C
Minimum iron 60°C, 50°C
Minimum iron 40°C
Minimum iron 30°C
Delicates 40°C
Delicates 30°C
Tumble dry
q
r
s
hand wash
ABC
D
y
z
dry clean
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do not wash
do not dry clean
suitable for chlorine bleach
do not use chlorine bleach
at low temperature
do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
H
G
J
hot iron
medium hot iron
cool iron
do not iron
N.B. If you have any textiles with the
older wash care labels, select a programme according to the label below.
[:\]
Minimum iron ?;\
Delicates ={
Woollens #
Cottons
/
h
at normal temperature
Additional options
Additional options
To select an additional option to the
basic programme press the button for
that option. The indicator light for the
option button comes on.
If an additional option is chosen which
is incompatible with the basic programme, (see the Programme Survey):
– the indicator light goes out when the
button is released.
If a spin speed is chosen which is unsuitable for the programme (see the
Programme Survey):
– pressing the button has no effect.
Adding detergent for the Soak option:
– Programmes without pre-wash:
Add the total amount into compartment
j or directly on to the washing in
the drum.
– Programmes with pre-wash:
1/4 of the detergent should be added
to compartment i for "soak" and
"pre-wash", 3/4 of the detergent into
compartment j for the main wash.
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled and stained items
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with dried-on stains, or ones which
cannot be bleached out, (e.g. blood,
fats and oils, cocoa).
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be chosen, in 30
minute periods, for the "Soak" process.
Short
This shortens the programme running time. For lightly soiled items.
In the COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON and
MIXED WASH -Poly/Cottons programmes only two rinse cycles are carried out with a higher water level.
The machine is set to two hours basic
time.
See the section "Programmable functions" for reprogramming to a different
time.
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Additional options
Water plus
The water level increases in "soak",
pre-wash", "main wash" and / or
"rinses", and / or an extra rinse can
be carried out.
You can choose between four options
for the "Water plus" button.
The options can be called up through
one of the programmable functions,
(see Water plus system in the Section
on programmable functions).
Switching off the additional options
If an additional option is switched on
(and the indicator light in the button is
lit up), the option can be switched off
by pressing the button. The indicator
light goes out.
Spin
A final spin is carried at the end of
each of the basic programmes, if a
spin speed had been selected.
"Without final spin"
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relevant programmes.
Washing is not spun after the final
rinse, but the water is drained away,
and the machine goes straight into the
anti-crease stage.
"Rinse hold"
Interim rinse and spin is carried out during the programme cycle.
The washing remains suspended in
water after the final rinse.
This helps to reduce the possibility of
creasing if the washing is left for some
time before being taken out of the machine.
To continue the programme:
Select the required spin speed with the
Spin button.
The maximum spin speed is automatically limited according to the basic
wash programme chosen, (See Programme Survey section).
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Additional options
Electronic programme locking
Programme locking prevents the machine from being opened or the programme cancelled during a wash
programme.
Switching on programme locking
1 Select a programme, (see Brief
guide to washing correctly).
2 Press the “START” button for at least
5 seconds.
Programme locking is now activated.
The machine will now not accept any
changes, and the wash programme
proceeds through to the end.
At the end of the wash programme, the
programme locking is discontinued, so
that a new wash programme can be
chosen.
Switching off programme locking
early
1 Press the “Start” button for at least 5
seconds.
Exception:
The indicator light "Anti-crease/Finish"
in the Sequence display flashes.
1 Turn the programme selector to the
programme previously chosen. The
"Anti-crease/Finish" light goes out.
2 Press the START button for at least 5
seconds.
To check if programme locking is
switched on
- Press the ’Spin’ button.
– If the spin speed indicator light does
not change:
Programme locking is activated.
– If the spin speed indicator light
changes:
Programme locking is not activated.
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Programmable functions
Programmable functions
The programmable functions enable
the user to introduce further features as
required. The programmable functions
remain stored in memory until they are
cancelled by the user.
The following programmable
functions can be selected:
Option 2
Increase in the water level in main
wash and rinses for Cottons, Minimum
Iron, Delicates, Quick Wash, and Mixed
Wash particularly for fabrics that need
special care, or where extra attention
must be taken in dissolving detergent.
This option is already set when the machine is delivered from the factory.
A = Maximum water level
The water level for rinsing is automatically raised to the maximum level
where rinse results are particularly
important.
Option 3
An extra rinse cycle is introduced to
the Cottons programme, e.g. when
rinse results are particularly important.
Effective for the rinses in programmes:
Option 4
– Cottons
Is Option 2 plus Option 3, where this
quality of rinse is required.
– Minimum Iron
– Quick Wash
C = Activating the i com-
– Mixed Wash - Poly/Cottons
partment
B = Water plus system
The "Water plus" button offers four options, increasing water level and / or
bringing in an extra rinse cycle.
Option 1
Increase in the rinse water level in the
Cottons, Minimum Iron, Quick Wash
and Mixed Wash programmes, where
for example rinse results are particularly important.
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For the first 10 seconds of the main
wash cycle water flows in through
compartment i.
Compartment j may sometimes not
be able to hold the total amount of
detergent required when:
– the water is very hard (over
3.8 mmol/l, water hardness level IV)
and
– the washing is heavily soiled.
In this case compartment i can be
used to flush in the extra detergent for
the main wash.
Programmable functions
D = Soak time
You can programme a soak time of:
– 30 mins or
– 1 hour or
– 1 hour 30 mins or
– 2 hours.
E = Gentle action
For gentle washing of slightly soiled
items. Drum action is reduced.
Gentle action can be used with the Cottons, Minimum Iron, Quick Wash,
Mixed Wash and Starch programmes.
If "Gentle action" has been programmed, every wash cycle in these
programmes is carried out with gentle
action rhythm.
F = Top-up rinse for Cottons
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum and
the suds are cooled down.
Hot suds can damage plastic drainage
pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are selected.
G = Memory function
If an additional function is selected
for a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
The memory function is active when the
machine is first delivered, but can be
programmed to be switched off.
See the following pages for how to
programme the programmable functions.
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Programmable functions
Programming and storing in
memory
The programmable functions are activated using the additional option buttons and the programme selector in
special combinations, which introduce extra features not marked up
on the control panel.
2. Selecting a programmable function
5 For the programmable function required turn the programme selector
to the setting given:
– for A High Water level
to – MIXED WASH Poly/Cottons –
– for B Water plus system
to – Separate rinse –
Programming is carried out in four
steps:
– for C activate i compartment
to – Spin –
1. Select programming mode
– for D Soaking time
to - WOOLLENS Cold.
2. Select programmable function
3. Activate or deactivate programmable
function
– for E Gentle action
to – WOOLLENS 40°C –
4. Store the programmable function in
memory
– for F Activate top-up rinse for
COTTONS wash
to – DELICATES cold –
1. Selecting programming mode
– for GMemory-Function
to – DELICATES 30°C –
1 The machine must be switched off
and the drum door closed. The programme selector must point to "Finish".
2 Press the additional option buttons
"Short" and "Water plus" at the same
time and hold pressed in and:
3 . . . switch the machine on with the
“I-ON/0-OFF”-button.
4 Let go of all these buttons.
The indicator light "Main wash" flashes
in the sequence display.
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Programmable functions
3. To activate or deactivate a programmable function.
For the programmable functions A,
C, E, F, G
7 Pressing the “Start” button once will
activate the programmable function.
The "Rinses" light comes on in the Sequence display.
When the "Start" button is pressed
again the "Rinses" indicator light goes
out and the programmable function is
deactivated.
For the programmable function B
The "Rinses" indicator light comes on.
7 By pressing the “Start” button a
various number of times you can select different options. To confirm selection an indicator light comes on
as follows:
– "Rinse" indicator light
= Option 1
– "Rinse hold" indicator light
= Option 2
– "Drain" indicator light
= Option 3
For the programmable function D
The "Rinses" indicator light comes on.
7 By pressing the “Start” button a
various number of times you can select different soak times. To confirm
the soak time selected an indicator
light comes on as follows:
– "Rinse" indicator light
= 2 hours
– "Rinse hold" indicator light
= 1 1/2 hours
– "Drain" indicator light
= 1 hour
– "Final spin" indicator light
= 30 mins.
4. Storing the programmable function in memory
8 Switch the machine off with the “ION/0-OFF” button.
Now you can start the wash programme that you want.
The programmable function is now
stored in memory and is available at
any time, until it is deleted.
– "Final spin" indicator light
= Option 4
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the washing machine
Clean the casing with a mild non-abrasive detergent or soap and water.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Clean the facia panel and flap with a
damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless steel
cleaner.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, glass
cleaners or all-purpose cleaners.
These might cause damage to the
plastic surfaces because of the
chemicals they contain.
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Extra cleaning
Carrying out a hot wash (70°C or
above) with powder detergent approx.
once every six weeks will help to ensure that no deposits build up in the
machine. These can occur when washing is mainly done at low temperatures,
and also lead to unpleasant smells. If
you have no reason to wash laundry occasionally at this high temperature,
then carry out a 95°C Cottons programme as a cleaning cycle with powder detergent and no washing, at regular intervals.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt.
Clean the dispenser compartments
and conditioner channel.
Regularly remove any detergent
residues.
Press down the red release catch
and at the same time pull the drawer
right out of the machine.
Remove the siphon tube from compartment p.
Wash under running warm water and
put back.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter
and pump
Check the fluff (drain) filter initially after
3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is
likely to require cleaning.
With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of
water run out.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more
water will be retained in the machine
(up to 25 litres).
Caution: If laundry has been
washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine
will still be hot.
Open the flap.
Place a dish under the drain fixture.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration above).
Turn the fluff filter lid round 2-3
times. Do not take it right out.
With large volumes of water, when the
dish is full screw the fluff filter back into
position, and empty the dish before repeating the procedure.
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Cleaning and care
Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing.
Remove any deposits of lime scale and
detergent or foreign objects from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit
(as these objects can cause a leakage
of water). Deposits of lime scale are
often a sign of underdosage of powder.
Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure.
Make sure the fluff filter is securely
tightened. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
Once the flow of water ceases,
remove the fluff filter completely.
Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
After cleaning
Pour approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser compartment
j to reactivate the ball valve which
keeps detergent in circulation in the
suds.
Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Turn the impeller by hand to check
that it is free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should
be removed.
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Cleaning and care
To clean the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two
filters to protect the inlet valves.These
filters should be checked every 6
months or so, or more often if there are
frequent interruptions to the water supply.
First turn off the stopcock.
Inspect the inlet hose which is subjected to high pressure while the machine is in operation. The hose should
be replaced if there are small cracks in
the surface, or if it has been otherwise
damaged.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a
hose able to withstand pressure of at
least 70 bar. Miele’s own hoses meet
this requirement.
Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose
to the stopcock.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
Remove the rubber seal from the recess.
Using pointed pliers, take hold
of the plastic filter bar, remove the filter and clean.
Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
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Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight.
Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve,
and unscrew.
Use water pump 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.
Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably
qualified person in accordance with local and national regulations. Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
What to do, if . . .
Cause . . .
. . . The programme
does not begin.
There is no power.
The "Anti-crease-Finish" light is
not on.
. . . the "Check drain" light
flashes during the programme, but the programme
is running normally.
The water outlet is restricted.
. . . the "Check drain" light
flashes during the programme, but the programme
is not running normally.
The water outlet is blocked.
Remedy . . .
Check whether:
– the door is properly closed.
– the mains plug is plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has not tripped.
– Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
– Has the drain pump been
–
–
fixed too high? (Max. drain
height 1m).
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
Has the drain pump been
fixed too high? (Max. drain
height 1m).
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Problem solving guide
What to do, if . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . the “Check (water) inlet"
indicator flashes during the
programme but the programme is running normally.
The water inlet is restricted.
– The stopcock is not opened
. . . the “Check (water) inlet"
indicator flashes and the
laundry was not washed.
The water inlet is closed.
– Open the stopcock.
– Start the programme again.
. . . one of the following indicator lights is flashing
– “Soak/Pre-wash”
– “Main Wash”
– “Rinses”
– “Rinse hold”
There is a fault.
– Press “I-ON/0-OFF” button to
far enough.
– The inlet hose is kinked.
– The water pressure is too low
– The filter in the inlet hose is
dirty. Clean it.
release it.
– Turn the programme selector
to "Finish".
– Press “I-ON/0-OFF” button in.
– Re-start the programme.
– If the indicator light starts
flashing again, call the
Service Dept.
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Problem solving guide
What to do, if . . .
Cause
Remedy
. . . the indicator light “Final
spin” flashes.
The final spin has not taken
place. The machine detected
an imbalance.
– Loosen and re-distribute the
washing.
– Select the programme Spin
or Drain.
– Take into account the spin
. . . the indicator light
"Anti-crease/Finish" flashes.
. . . the light ring has not lit
up.
. . . the drum door cannot be
opened.
The position of the programme
selector was altered after the
start of the programme.
This is not a fault.
The appliance is not plugged in
to the electricity supply.
Power cut.
The door was not correctly
engaged.
There is still water in the drum.
speed of the relevant
programme.
Turn the programe selector
back to the programme
previously chosen.
See the Section “Description of
the appliance”.
Put the plug in the socket.
See "What to do", the section on
how to open the door in a
power cut.
Press hard against the lock side
of the drum door and then
press the "Door" button.
– Select the "Drain"
programme for the water to
be pumped out.
– Open the drum door.
The suds temperature is higher
than 55°C.
. . . the machine shakes during the spin cycle.
The four feet are not resting
evenly on the floor.
Level the machine. See
’Installation advice’.
. . . the washing has not
been spun satisfactorily.
The spin speed selected was
too low.
The load was not distributed
sufficiently evenly in the drum.
To protect the machine laundry
was only spun at a reduced
speed.
These noises occur at the end
of a pump sequence as a
normal part of the operation.
They are not a fault.
Select a higher spin speed next
time.
Always mix large and small
items in the load.
. . . the pump makes
strange noises.
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Problem solving guide
What to do, if . . .
Cause
Remedy
. . . large residues of detergent remain in the dispenser
drawer.
The water supply pressure is
too low.
– Clean the filter in the water
. . . fabric conditioner is not
completely dispensed or too
much water remains in the p
compartment.
. . . grey, greasy particles
cling to washed laundry.
. . . there are white residues
which look like powder detergent on the washing.
inlet system.
– It may be useful to select
Washing powder used with
water softener tends to become
sticky.
The siphon tube is either
incorrectly positioned or
clogged.
The fabric conditioner channel
is clogged.
Insufficient amounts of
detergent were used to break
down the particles of grease in
heavily soiled laundry.
The detergent contained
compounds (zeolites) to aid
water softening which are not
soluble in water. These have
ended up on the washing.
“Water plus”.
Pour washing powder into the
dispenser before adding any
water softener.
Clean the siphon tube.
Clean the fabric conditioner
channel.
– Add more detergent.
– Before washing the next load
run a “COTTONS 95°C”
programme without a load.
(See "Extra cleaning" in
Cleaning and Care).
– Use detergents containing
–
–
. . . liquid detergent does not
give the required result.
Liquid detergents do not
contain bleaching agents. They
do not remove fruit, coffee and
tea stains.
–
–
–
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no zeolites to re-wash the
load.
Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
Try and brush off the
residues with a soft brush.
Use a general purpose
washing machine powder
containing a bleaching agent.
Pour stain remover (salts)
into the dispenser drawer
compartment j, and liquid
detergent into a dispenser
ball.
Never put stain salts and
liquid detergent together in
the dispenser drawer.
Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
Switch off the washing machine.
Open the fluff (drain) filter flap and
drain the water as described in
"Cleaning and care", (fluff (drain) filter and pump).
To check water pressure
Place a bucket under the stopcock.
Turn on the stopcock.
If 5 litres of water flow into the bucket in
15 seconds the water pressure is correct.
Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine
will still be hot.
Pull the emergency door latch downwards (see illustration). The machine
door will then open.
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to the machine to remove washing. Reaching
into a moving drum is extremely
dangerous.
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After sales service
After sales service
Customer contact
Future updates (PC)
In the event of any faults which you cannot remedy yourself please contact
The indicator light or check light
marked PC is reserved for the service
engineer, for updates to your machine
in future years.
– Your Miele Dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service department (see back cover for the address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the Model and Serial nos. of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate
visible above the porthole glass when
the door is opened.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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When for example technological developments offer advanced modifications
to your existing programme cycles, a
service engineer will be able to input
these into your machine controls.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
Installation
Installation
Installation surface
Installation
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 surface with "soft"
properties.
Lift the machine from its packaging
base and move it to its site. Please
note:
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.
Do not lift the machine by the
drum door.
Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
Removing the transit fitting
If installing on a wooden joist floor,
we recommend a plywood base at
least 30 mm thick, 590 x 520 mm
wide. The base should span several
joists and be bolted to the joists, not
only to the floorboards. Check for the
presence of pipes and cables first.
The most stable part of the floor is
usually in the corner.
If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spin using
retaining clips (available from the
Miele Spare Parts Dept).
Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°.
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Installation
Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°.
Plug the two holes with the plastic
caps supplied.
The machine should not be moved without the transit fitting in place.
The transit fitting should be stored
in a safe place for future use. It
must be re-fitted if the machine is to
be moved again. Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the procedure.
Withdraw the two bars together with
the support plate.
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Installation
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
With a screwdriver loosen and turn
the foot 1 together with the counternut 2 to the left, (see illustration
below) and screw out.
Put the machine back on all four feet.
Use a spirit level to check the machine is standing level.
Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may
cause the machine to move about.
The four adjustable screw feet are
used to level the machine. All four feet
are screwed in when the machine is delivered.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
Gently tip the machine and prop it
up using a solid wood wedge for
example, to ensure stability.
Hold the foot 1 firm using a pipe
wrench and turn the counternut 2 to
the right firmly up against the housing with a screwdriver.
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.
Make sure the machine does not
slip as this could cause injury.
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Installation
Building under
Washer and Dryer stack
To build this appliance under a continuous worktop / in a kitchen run:
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A stacking
kit* is necessary and can be purhased
from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
A special building under conversion
kit* is required. The machine lid must
be replaced by a cover plate. To ensure electrical safety the cover plate
must be fitted. **
Fitting instructions are supplied with
the conversion kit.
N.B.**
If you wish to push your machine under
a worktop and there is space to do this
without removing the lid, the conversion kit is not necessary. Otherwise the
conversion kit is essential.
For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
Connections for electricity, water
and drainage should be installed in
such a way that they remain accessible when the machine is in
place.
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All parts marked* are available from the
Miele Spare Parts or Sales Department,
and must be fitted by a suitably competent person according to the instructions supplied with the kit.
Installation
Connection to water supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
standard regulations. In Germany the
washing machine is not required to
have a non-return valve as it has been
designed to comply with the relevant
German DIN standard.
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 approx. 1.5 m long 3/8" pressure
hose should be connected to the stopcock via the 3/4" threaded union.
Longer hoses 2.5 or 4 metres in length
are available as optional extras.
The machine is designed to operate
with a water flow pressure of 1 bar minimum up to 10 bar maximum. The static
water pressure must not exceed 10
bar. If it is higher than 10 bar it is essential to fit a reducer valve.
There is a minimum flow pressure of 1
bar pressure if 5 litres of water flow into
a suitable container in 15 seconds.
The two dirt filters - one in the open
end of the inlet hose, one at the inlet
point in the solenoid valve must not be
removed.
This pressure hose is not suitable for
connection to a hot water supply.
Please make sure the washer sits correctly in the union.
The connection point is subject to
mains water pressure. Turn on the stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a
hose able to withstand pressure of at
least 70 bar. This also applies to all
fixtures and fittings used. Miele original parts fulfil this condition.
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Installation
Connection to the drainage
system
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre.
The drain hose is 1.5 m long. It must
not be kinked as this restricts drainage.
The swivel elbow at the end of the hose
can be turned in either direction, or can
be detached if required, with a sharp
twist and pull.
Drain hose connection:
Direct into a sink: Hook the hose
over the edge and secure. Make
sure that the water can flow freely to
avoid flooding and to prevent water
from being sucked back into the machine.
Connected to a floor gully.
Connected to a standpipe.
Connected to a plastic drain pipe
with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can be purchased from the
Miele Spare Parts Department, or your
Miele dealer.
For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second
Duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding conversion kit from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or your
Miele dealer.
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Installation
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
only by a suitably qualified and competent person, in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug for connection
to a 230-240V mains supply. The voltage, rated load and fuse rating are
given on the data plate. Please ensure
these match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and suitable switched
socket which is easily accessible after
installation. For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device
(RCD), with a trip current of 30 mA. Do
not connect via an extension lead.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter N
or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter L
or coloured red.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance while installation work is being
carried out.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow
= earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
Where it is necessary to change plugs,
if the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance do not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals of your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol z or coloured green, or green and yellow.
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Installation
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine is fitted with a non-rewireable plug, the following information
applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with the product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted. The fuse carrier and fuse
should be removed from the old plug
and disposed of.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should then be disposed of and on no
account be inserted into any socket
elsewhere in the house (electric shock
hazard).
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).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362 and have the correct rating. Replacement fuse covers
may be purchased from your local electrical supplier or Service agent.
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Consumption data
Consumption data
Load
Programme
(without any additional options or
programmable functions)
Consumption data
Energy
in kWh
Water
litres
Programme time
normal
short
5.0 kg
5.0 kg
5.0 kg
1.70
0.95
0.55
49
49
49
1 h 54 mins
1 h 58 mins
1 h 58 mins
1 h 22 mins
1 h 16 mins
1 h 06 mins
40°C
2.5 kg
0.45
58
1 h 20 mins
49 mins
DELICATES
30°C
1.0 kg
0.40
75
58 mins
48 mins
WOOLLENS
30°C
1.0 kg
0.15
25
35 mins
–
COTTONS
95°C
60°C (1)
40°C
MINIMUM IRON
(1)
EN 60456 test programme
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 additional
functions selected.
N.B.
Consumption data obtained from a machine designed for the German market.
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
85 cm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59.5 cm
Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 cm
Depth with door open . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97 cm
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
98 kg
Max. floor load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 kg Dry laundry
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
}
Water flow pressure min. . . . . . . . . . . .
1 bar
Static water pressure max. . . . . . . . . .
10 bar
Drain pump head max. . . . . . . . . . . . .
1m
Drain pump length max.. . . . . . . . . . . .
5m
Test certificates awarded. . . . . . . . . . .
Radio/TV suppression, VDE
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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