Miele for dishwashers Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Dishwasher
G 5280
G 5285
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
en - US, CA
M.-Nr. 09 510 221
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . 4
Guide to the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Displaying and setting the water hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filling the salt container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Salt indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Deactivating refill indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Rinse aid indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting the rinse aid dosage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Items not recommended for dishwashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Typical load for 10 place settings with cutlery tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Typical load for 16 place settings with cutlery tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
MultiComfort zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Foldable spikes (depending on the model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Turning the dishwasher on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Starting a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Time display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
At the end of a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Preparing your appliance for an extended vacation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Interrupting a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Contents
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Delay start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Optimize Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Factory defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Technical faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Faults in the water intake or water drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
General problems with the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Poor cleaning results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
User Maintenance Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Triple filter system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Installation instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Noise measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
General requirements for measuring noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Installation requirements for measuring noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING –
When using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions, including the
following:
Read the operating instructions and
installation diagram carefully before
installation or use of the dishwasher
to prevent injury and machine
damage.
Use the dishwasher only for its
intended purpose. This appliance is
intended for residential use only.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
Correct usage
~ The dishwasher is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as, shops, offices and showrooms
or guest houses.
~ The dishwasher is not intended for
outdoor use.
~ It must only be used as a domestic
appliance as specified in these
operating instructions, for cleaning
domestic cookware and cutlery. Any
other usage is not supported by the
manufacturer and could be dangerous.
~ Persons who lack physical, sensory
or mental abilities, or experience with
the appliance should not use the
dishwasher without supervision or
instruction by a responsible person.
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Electrical Safety
~ Before installation, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This data
must correspond to prevent injury and
machine damage. Consult a qualified
electrician if in doubt.
~ Before installation or service,
disconnect the power supply to the
work area by unplugging the unit,
"tripping" the circuit breaker or
removing the fuse.
~ Do not use an extension cord to
connect this appliance to electricity.
Extension cords do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
~ Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician. To guarantee the
electrical safety of this appliance
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective grounding
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement be met. If there is
any doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician.
~ If the supplied power cord is
damaged it must only be replaced by a
Miele Service technician with a genuine
Miele power cord.
~ The outlet must be accessible at all
times after installation to disconnect the
dishwasher.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation
~ The dishwasher must be installed
and connected in accordance with the
installation instructions.
~ Installation and repair work should
be performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and may
void the warranty.
~ Do not install or use a damaged
dishwasher. A damaged appliance is
dangerous. Unplug the machine and
contact Miele Technical Service
Department.
~ Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
boat).
~ , WARNING - Fire hazard!
Do not cover or crush the plug of the
appliance. Ensure that the cabinet
opening for the dishwasher provides
ample space for the plug and cord.
Installing the dishwasher in a tight
space may crimp the power cord or put
pressure on the plug which could
cause overheating.
~ This dishwasher should only be
installed under a continuous counter
top secured to adjacent cabinetry.
~ Do not install this dishwasher
beneath a cooking surface, oven or any
appliance that radiates heat.
High temperatures from these units
may damage the dishwasher.
~ A toe-kick must be used with the
dishwasher. If the supplied toe-kick is
not used, a cabinet matching toe-kick
must be installed.
~ Do not install the dishwasher in an
area where it will be exposed to
temperatures below freezing.
~ Do not cut the intake hose or
submerge it in liquid. This hose
contains electrical components that
could cause injury or property damage
if cut or submerged.
~ Only power up the dishwasher when
all installation and plumbing work is
complete.
~ Do not place hose or power cord
next to a heat source e.g. hot water
pipes.
Do not expose hose or power cord to
corrosive substances.
Damage of hose or power cord could
cause electrical shock or water
damage!
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
~ To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in, on or near the
dishwasher. It is possible for small
fingers may be pinched in the door.
~ Only use the dishwasher if all panels
are properly in place.
~ Do not tamper with the controls.
~ Do not sit or stand on the door or
baskets of the dishwasher. Close the
door when not in use.
~ Under certain conditions, hydrogen
gas may be produced in a hot water
system that has not been used for two
weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has
not been used for such a period, turn
on all hot water faucets and let water
flow from each for several minutes
before using the dishwasher. This will
release any accumulated hydrogen
gas. Do not smoke or use an open
flame during this time.
~ Be sure that all items placed in the
dishwasher are "dishwasher safe". For
items not labeled, check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
~ When loading tableware, place
sharp items away from the door to
prevent damage to the seal. Load
sharp items pointing downwards to
prevent injuries.
~ Only use detergents and rinse aids
recommended for residential
dishwashers. Keep all detergents and
rinse aids out of the reach of children.
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~ Do not inhale or swallow detergents.
Dishwasher detergents contain irritant
and corrosive ingredients. They can
cause burning in the mouth and throat if
swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Consult
a doctor immediately if detergent has
been swallowed or inhaled.
~ Do not drink water from the
dishwasher! Harmful residues could be
present.
~ Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir or
salt container with detergent. It will
destroy the rinse aid compartment and
water softener.
~ Dishes can be very hot at the end of
a program. Allow the dishes to cool
until they are cool enough to handle
before unloading them.
~ The water supply must be turned off
when the appliance is not used for a
longer period of time (e.g. during
vacations).
Disposal of an appliance
~ If the appliance is removed from its
installation site and will not be used,
remove the doorlock to the wash
cabinet to prevent children from locking
themselves in the machine.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Guide to the dishwasher
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
g Triple filter system
b Cutlery tray (depending on model)
h Data plate
c Upper basket
i Rinse aid reservoir
d Middle spray arm
j Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
e Air inlet for drying
(depending on model)
k Salt container
f Lower spray arm
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Guide to the dishwasher
Control panel
a Check / Refill indicators
e Program selection
b Time display
f Program button
c , button with indicator light
(Delay start)
g K button (On/Off) with indicator light
d Turbo button with indicator light
This operating instruction manual describes several dishwasher models with
different indicated settings.
The different dishwasher models are named :
Standard = Dishwasher with 31 11/16" (80.5 cm) height (built-in)
or 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) height (stand-alone)
XXL
= Dishwasher with 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) height.
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Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is economical in the
use of water and electricity. For best
results follow these tips:
^ For lowest energy consumption you
may connect the dishwasher to a
cold water source.
^ For fastest possible wash times, with
slightly higher energy consumption,
connect the dishwasher to a hot
water source.
^ Make full use of the baskets without
overloading for the most economical
washing.
^ Use the correct amount of detergent
and rinse aid. Detergent dosage is
dependent upon the amount of
soiling and type of dishware being
washed. See the "Program Guide" for
more information.
^ When using powder or liquid
detergent, reduce the amount to 2/3
of the normal amount when washing
a small load.
Disposal of the packing
material
The cardboard box and packaging
protect the appliance during shipping.
These materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of an old machine
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. Before discarding an old
appliance, unplug it from the outlet, cut
off its power cord and remove any
doors to prevent hazards.
^ Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
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Before using for the first time
To open the door
To close the door
^ Push the baskets in.
^ Lift the door and push until it clicks
into position.
^ Pull the handle to open the door.
If the door is opened during operation,
the dishwasher will stop running. Once
the door is closed the program will
continue.
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Before using for the first time
Water hardness
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water. Hard
water results in calcium deposits on
dishware and in the dishwasher.
If your tap water hardness is above 4 °d
(4 gr/gal [US]), the water should be
softened.
The water hardness factory setting is
15°d (16 gr/gal).
If this setting matches your water
hardness you need not read any
further.
However, if you have a different water
hardness you must adjust the water
softener to match your water hardness.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
– The dishwasher must be
programmed to correspond to the
water hardness in your area.
– In areas where the water hardness
fluctuates (e. g. 37 - 50 °d
[39 -52 gr/gal]) always program the
machine to the higher value (in this
example 50 °d [52 gr/gal]).
It is useful to know your water hardness
so that you can provide the service
technician with this information in the
event of any service calls.
If there is a fault, it will help the service
technician to know the hardness of your
local water supply.
Please note your water hardness
below:
°d (gr/gal)
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Before using for the first time
Displaying and setting the water
hardness
^ If the dishwasher is on, press the K
button to turn it off.
^ Hold down the Program button.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on, and hold the Program
button down for at least 4 more
seconds until the lower right program
indicator lights up.
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Press the Turbo button twice.
The Turbo indicator light flashes 2 times
at a short interval.
The time display shows the flashing
sequence p 1 5.
A water hardness of 15°d (16 gr/gal) is
set (default setting).
^ Using the Program button, select the
value that matches your water
hardness.
With each press of the button the value
will go up one level. Once the highest
value is reached the setting will start
again from the beginning.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
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°d
gr/gal
Value to
set
in the display
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37-50
51-60
61-70
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
38
39-52
53-63
64-73
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
50
60
70
Before using for the first time
Filling the salt container
Every dishwasher is tested before
leaving the factory. Any water
remaining in the machine is from the
final factory test and does not
indicate that the machine has been
used.
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water (water that
is low in minerals). Hard water results in
calcium deposits on dishware and in
the dishwasher.
Therefore, if your tap water hardness is
above 4 °d (4 gr/gal) the water should
be softened.
,Inadvertently filling the salt
container with dishwashing
detergent (including liquid
detergent) will damage the water
softener.
,Only use water softener salt
specially formulated for
dishwashers. Other salts may
contain insoluble additives which
can impair the water softener.
If using "Tab" products which
include salt, still add salt to the
machine to achieve optimal cleaning
results and ensure long-term
functioning of the water softener.
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Before using for the first time
^ Remove the lower basket from the
wash cabinet and unscrew the salt
container lid.
When opening the salt container,
water will run out. Open the
container only to refill salt.
Important: The salt container must
be filled with 2 quarts (2 l) of water
before adding salt for the first time
so the salt can dissolve
properly. Water does not have to be
added with subsequent refills.First
fill the container with approx. 2 liters
of water.
^ Immediately run the Express program
without a load (no Turbo function) to
remove any traces of salt or brine
from the wash cabinet.
Salt indicator
^ When the Salt indicator comes on,
refill the salt container.
The refill salt message may continue to
be displayed for a short time after salt
has been added. It will go out as soon
as a sufficiently high concentration of
salt has formed.
The Insufficient salt message is turned
off if you have programmed the
dishwasher to a water hardness below
4 °d (4 gr/gal).
,Immediately run the Express
program without a load (no Turbo
function) to remove any traces of
salt or brine from the wash cabinet.
^ Place the provided funnel over the
salt container and carefully fill it with
salt. The salt container holds
approx. 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of salt,
depending on the type of salt.
^ Clean any excess salt from the
threads of the container opening.
Screw the lid on firmly.
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Before using for the first time
Deactivating refill indicators
If you consistently use Tab detergents,
you can deactivate the refill indicators if
you wish.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Hold down the Program button and
simultaneously turn the dishwasher
on using the K button.
Keep the Program button pressed for
at least four seconds until the lower
right program indicator lights up.
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Press the Turbo button nine times.
The Turbo indicator light flashes 9 times
at a short interval.
The flashing in the time display
indicates whether the refill indicators
are activated or not.
– "p 1": refill indicators are activated
– "p 0": refill indicators are deactivated
^ Press the Program button if you wish
to change the setting.
The setting is immediately saved.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
If you switch to a single-function
detergent, it is important to
remember to add salt and rinse aid
and to activate the indicators.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Rinse aid helps to prevent spotting on
dishes and glassware.
The rinse aid is filled in the reservoir
and the set amount will be
automatically dosed.
,Filling the rinse aid reservoir with
detergent (liquid or powder) will
damage the reservoir. Only pour
rinse aid formulated for residential
dishwashers into the reservoir.
When using "Tab" detergents rinse
aid is not needed.
Adding rinse aid
^ Pour rinse aid into the reservoir until it
is visible in the opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds
approximately 3.7 fl. oz. (110 ml).
^ Close the flap until you hear it click
shut, otherwise water might enter the
reservoir during the wash program.
^ Wipe up any spilled rinse aid to
prevent over-foaming during the next
wash program.
^ Press the button on top of the rinse
aid reservoir in the direction of the
arrow. The flap will pop open.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
When the Rinse aid indicator comes on,
the reservoir only contains enough rinse
aid for 2 - 3 wash programs.
^ Add rinse aid soon.
If you consistently use a detergent
that contains salt and rinse aid, you
can deactivate the refill indicators if
you wish (see Before using for the
first time - Deactivating refill
indicators).
If you switch to a single-function
detergent, it is important to
remember to add salt and rinse aid
and to activate the indicators.
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Before using for the first time
Setting the rinse aid dosage
The rinse aid dosage can be set at
levels between 0 and 6 ml. The factory
setting is 3 ml of rinse aid. This is just a
recommendation.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Use a higher setting.
^ Hold down the Program button and
simultaneously turn the dishwasher
on using the K button.
Keep the Program button pressed for
at least four seconds until the lower
right program indicator lights up.
If the dishes appear cloudy or streaky:
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Use a lower setting.
^ Press the Turbo button three times.
If the dishes appear spotty:
The Turbo indicator light flashes 3 times
at short intervals.
The time display shows the flashing
sequence p 3.
The set value is shown in the time
display after the P.
^ Select the desired dosage with the
Program button.
Every touch of the button increases
the level.
The setting is saved immediately.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
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,Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, grease or paint in
the dishwasher.
Ash and sand do not dissolve and
will be distributed throughout the
inside of the dishwasher.
Wax, grease and paint will cause
permanent discoloration and
damage to the dishwasher.
^ Scrape food from dishes before
placing them in the dishwasher,
rinsing is not necessary.
^ Some foods contain natural dyes,
e.g. carrots or tomatoes. Plastic items
may discolor permanently if they
come in contact with food dyes.
^ The spray arms must not be blocked
by items that are too tall or hang
through the baskets. Check
clearance by manually rotating the
spray arms.
^ Place very small items in the cutlery
tray or basket so they do not fall to
the bottom of the wash cabinet.
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be cleaned from the sides of
the dishwasher door. These are
outside of the wash cabinet and are
not cleaned by water from the spray
arms.
^ All items can be placed anywhere in
the baskets.
^ Load dishes so that water can reach
all surfaces. Do not place dishes or
cutlery inside other pieces.
^ Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
^ Hollow items such as cups and
glasses should be placed upside
down in the baskets.
^ To ensure good water coverage, tall,
narrow and hollow items, i.e. vases
or champagne glasses, should be
placed in the center of the basket
rather than in the corners.
^ Concave based items such as mugs
or bowls, should be placed at an
angle so that water does not pool.
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Items not recommended for
dishwashing
– Cutlery with wooden handles
– Wooden cutting boards
– Glued items such as old knives with
handles glued together around the
shank of the blade
– Handmade craft items, antique,
metal trimmed or decorative
glassware
Glassware:
– There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware, when in doubt
wash by hand.
– When purchasing new dishes,
glasses and cutlery, make sure they
are dishwasher safe. Only wash
items marked "dishwasher safe" in
the dishwasher.
– Plastic items that are not heat
resistant
– If fine glassware is washed in the
dishwasher select the "China &
Crystal" program*. This will reduce
the risk of clouding.
– Copper, brass, tin or aluminum
Silver and aluminum:
– Dishes with color painted over the
glaze. These dishes may fade over
time
– Silver or aluminum items may tarnish.
– Fine glassware and crystal items
should only be washed using the
"China & Crystal" program*.
Otherwise clouding or etching may
occur after frequent washing.
– Cast iron pots and pans
* depending on model
If unsure whether your china and
crystal are dishwasher safe, please
check with the manufacturer. The
China & Crystal program*, although
extremely gentle and thorough can
cause the china and crystal to "wear"
if they are not dishwasher safe.
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– Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may be damp or spotted
at the end of a program where water
has adhered to the polish. This can
be rubbed off with a soft, dry cloth.
Silver that has been cleaned in an
immersion dip is usually dry at the
end of a program, but may tarnish.
– If left to dry, foods containing sulfur
can discolor silver. These include
egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise,
mustard, fish and marinades.
– Silverware may tarnish or pit if
washed next to stainless steel.
Leave space between these metals.
– Clean aluminum items, e.g. grease
filters, with domestic dishwasher
detergent only.
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Typical load for 10 place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray
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Typical load for 16 place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Cutlery tray
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Lower basket
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Upper basket
,Always use the dishwasher with
the upper and lower basket in place.
Adjustable cup rack
(depending on model)
^ Raise the rack to make room for tall
glasses.
Glasses can also be leaned against the
cup rack so they are more stable.
^ Lower it to double stack smaller
pieces.
^ Load the upper basket with small,
lightweight, or delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls and flat pans.
Long items such as soup ladles, mixing
spoons and long knives should be
placed lying down across the front of
the upper basket.
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Adjusting the upper basket
To adjust the upper basket downwards:
In order to gain more space for taller
items the upper basket can be adjusted
on three levels with 2 cm between each
level.
^ Pull up on the levers at the sides of
the upper basket.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. Make sure, however, that the
basket can slide smoothly in and out of
the cabinet.
^ Slide out the upper basket.
To adjust the upper basket upwards:
^ Lift the basket up until it clicks into
place.
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^ Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then release the levers to
lock the basket in place.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, a variety of plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
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Lower basket
Heavily soiled items
^ Place larger and heavier items such
as plates, serving platters,
saucepans, bowls, etc. in the lower
basket.
It can also be used for glasses, cups,
small plates and saucers.
Dishwasher with cutlery tray
^ Place very large plates in the center
of the lower basket.
Dishwasher with cutlery basket
When tilted, plates up to 13 3/4"
(35 cm) in diameter can be
accommodated.
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MultiComfort zone
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for cups, glasses, plates, pots
and pans.
^ The glass rack can be folded up to
make more room for tall items.
^ Stemware, e.g. wine, champagne
and beer glasses, can be leaned
against the glass rack or suspended
from it.
Foldable spikes (depending on the
model)
The spikes at the front are used for
plates, soup bowls, platters, desert
bowls, and saucers.
The rows of spikes can be folded down
to create more room for larger
cookware, e.g. pots, pans and bowls.
The height of the glass rack is
adjustable.
^ Press the yellow lever down a and
fold the spikes down b.
^ Slide the glass rack to the desired
height until the catches click into
place at the top and rest on the
bottom.
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Cutlery tray
(depending on model)
^ Arrange the cutlery as shown in the
cutlery tray.
Spoons with thick handles may have to
be placed as knives and forks with their
heads in the holders.
For easier unloading cutlery should be
grouped in zones, one for knives, one
for forks, one for spoons, etc.
Place knives with the cutting edge
down and forks with the prongs
between the holders. Spoons should be
placed in the opposite direction with
the handles between the holders so
that water can run off more easily.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by tall cutlery items.
The cutlery tray insert is removable.
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Cutlery basket
Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket
(depending on model)
Use the insert supplied for heavily
soiled items of cutlery.
The insert separates the items so that
they can be reached better by the
spray jets.
The cutlery basket can be placed
anywhere on the front rows of spikes in
the lower basket.
^ To avoid risk of injury, knives and
forks should be placed with the
handles upwards in the basket.
However, cutlery placed handle
down in the basket will come out
cleaner and drier.
^ Fit it onto the cutlery basket if
required.
^ Place small items of cutlery in the
individual slots on three sides of the
cutlery basket.
^ Insert cutlery with the handles facing
downwards, and distribute them
evenly along the insert.
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Optional accessories
Optional dishwasher accessories are available from your Miele dealer, Miele or
Mieleusa.com (depending on your model some may already be supplied with your
machine as standard).
If you would like to...
the following accessory will need
to be ordered...
...wash a Miele Cappuccinatore
... a Cappuccinatore insert for the
upper basket.
...wash additional items of cutlery
... a cutlery basket for the lower
basket.
...wash long-stemmed glassware
... a glassware rack for the lower
basket.
MieleCare Collection
Miele branded cleaning and care products, including dishwasher salt, detergent
and rinse aid, are available to order from your Miele dealer, Miele or the on-line
Miele store www.mieleusa.com
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Use
Detergent
,Dishwasher detergents contain
irritant and corrosive ingredients.
Avoid inhaling or swallowing
dishwasher detergent.
Keep children away from detergent.
Keep detergent out of the reach of
children. Keep children away from
the dishwasher when the door is
open. There could still be detergent
residues in the dishwasher. Only
add detergent just before starting
the program and lock the door with
the child safety lock (depending on
model).
,Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers.
Use only the recommended amount
of detergent. Continued use of too
much detergent may cause machine
damage.
When using the "China & Crystal"
program (depending on model)
reduce the amount of detergent
used to at least ½ of the normal
dosage. Also make certain your
china and crystal are dishwasher
safe.
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You can use powder, gel or tab
detergents. Follow the dosage
information on the detergent
packaging.
Detergent tabs are not recommended
for use with the program "Express". The
tabs may not dissolve completely.
Dishwasher cleaning products are
available from MIele.
Use
Adding detergent
^ Press the latch on the detergent
dispenser. The flap will spring open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
program.
^ Add detergent to the compartments
and close the container flap.
^ Use one tab or add powder or gel
detergent to compartment II and
close the flap.
^ If a Pre-rinse is desired, and
available for your chosen program,
add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of detergent to
compartment I.
Compartment I holds a maximum of 2
teaspoons (10 ml),
compartment II holds a maximum of 3.5
tablespoons (50 ml) of detergent.
The horizontal marks in compartment II
indicate the levels of approximately 1 ¼
and 2 tablespoons (20 and 30 ml)
respectively. The marks indicate the
approximate fill level in ml when the
door is open in a horizontal position.
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Use
Turning the dishwasher on
Starting a program
^ Open the water supply if it is closed.
^ Close the door to start the program.
^ Open the door.
^ Make sure the spray arms can rotate
freely.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
The K indicator light and the indicator
light of the last selected program come
on.
Selecting a program
Choose the program according to the
type of dishware and soiling.
See Program guide for a description of
the programs and their applications.
^ Use the Program button to select the
desired program.
The indicator light for the selected
program comes on.
The time display shows the runtime of
the selected program in hours and
minutes.
You can now select additional
options (see Additional options).
If additional options are selected, the
corresponding indicator lights will also
come on.
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Cancel a program only in the first
few minutes.
Otherwise important program steps
(e.g. water softening) may be
cancelled.
Use
Program guide
When to use
Program sequence
Pre-rinse
1
Main
wash
2
X
1
Drying
2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
For normally soiled pots &
pans with dried on food, and
heavily soiled dishware, use
120% detergent
recommended.
Normal
as
Program for completely
required
washing a full load of
normally soiled dishware with
the ability to adjust energy and
water consumption based on
the soil load of the dishware.
China & Crystal
For temperature sensitive
glassware and lightly soiled
dishware, use 50% detergent
recommended.
SaniWash
To sanitize dishware, e.g.
baby bottles, cutting boards
and preparation dishware.
X
Express
"Quick program" for lightly
soiled dishware, e.g. party
dishware, not suitable for
detergent tabs.
X
Rinse & Hold
To rinse dishes when a
complete program is not
needed.
Usage:
Electrical:
Water:
Final
rinse
X
Pots & Pans
as
requi
red
Interim
rinse
X
as required
X
X
X
0.01 - 1.23 kWh
1.1 - 5 gal (4 - 19 l)
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Use
Time display
Standby
Before the program starts, the time
display shows the runtime of the
selected program in hours and minutes.
The remaining time is displayed during
the program.
A few minutes after the last button is
pressed or a few minutes after the end
of the program the dishwasher will
switch to Standby mode to save
energy. The time display and the
indicator lights are turned off and only
the K indicator light flashes slowly.
The time that is displayed may vary for
the same program. It depends on the
temperature of the incoming water, the
reactivation cycle, the type of detergent
and the quantity and soiling of the
dishes.
When a program is selected for the first
time, the display shows an average
program time for cold water.
With every program, the electronics
correct the time according to the
temperature of the incoming water and
the size of the load.
^ Press the K button if you want to turn
the indicator lights back on.
If the dishwasher is not turned off after
the program ends, after a few minutes
in standby mode it will turn off
completely (see "Additional options Optimize Standby").
If Salt and/or Rinse aid or a fault is
displayed, the dishwasher will not
switch to Standby mode.
If you use a Tab detergent, you can
deactivate the refill messages and
let the dishwasher go into Standby
mode (see "Before using for the first
time").
However, fault messages cannot be
turned off.
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Use
At the end of a program
^ Open the door slightly to check
whether the program has finished.
The time display shows a 0.
The program has not yet finished as
long as the program indicator light is
still flashing. Close the door again so
that the program runs to the end.
If the Express program was
selected, the drying fan will run for a
few minutes after the program has
ended.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ The dishwasher will continue to use
electricity until it is turned off with the
K button.
The dishes will cool much faster if you
open the door when the program has
ended.
Unload the lower basket first, then the
upper basket and then the cutlery tray
(depending on the model).
This will prevent water from the upper
basket and cutlery tray from dripping
onto dishes in the lower basket.
Preparing your appliance for
an extended vacation
If you elect to turn off the water to your
home for an extended period of time,
please note that this may not be
enough to reduce the risk of a leak.
To be completely safe, you must
turn off the water supply to each
individual appliance. This means
under the sink for a dishwasher, at
the laundry bib for your washer, etc.
,If you would like to open the
door at the end of the program, then
make sure that you open the door
fully. Otherwise steam from the
dishwasher could damage the edge
of the counter top because the fan is
no longer running.
^ Unload the dishwasher.
Dishes tend to break and chip more
easily when they are hot.
Allow the dishes to cool until they are
comfortable enough to handle before
unloading them.
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Use
Interrupting a program
A program will be interrupted as soon
as the door is opened.
When the door is closed again, the
program will continue from where it was
interrupted.
,Water in the dishwasher is hot.
Risk of scalding!
Only open the door if absolutely
necessary and be very careful.
Before closing the door again, leave
it slightly ajar for approx.
20 seconds. This will allow the
temperature in the wash cabinet to
settle. Then push the door firmly
shut until it clicks into place.
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Changing a program
Do not change the program if the
detergent dispenser flap is already
open.
If a program has already started and
you wish to change it:
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher back on.
^ Use the Program button to select the
desired program.
^ Close the door to start the program.
Additional options
Turbo
The "Turbo" function can be used to
reduce the program run-times, in
programs in which the option is
available.
Energy consumption will increase to
achieve optimum results.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
The K indicator light comes on.
^ Select a program.
^ Press the Turbo button.
The Turbo indicator light will come on if
the function is available for the program
which has been selected.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
Once selected, the function will remain
active for all programs until the setting
is changed.
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Additional options
Delay start
The start time of a program can be
delayed. The start time can be delayed
from 30 minutes to 24 hours. The delay
is set in 30 minute increments.
For a delay start time between 30
minutes and 9 hours 30 minutes, the
delay is set in 30 minute increments.
For a delay start time of 10 hours or
more, the delay is set in increments of
one hour.
When using the Delay start function,
make sure that the detergent
compartment is dry before adding
detergent. Wipe dry if necessary.
Otherwise the detergent could
clump and not be rinsed out
completely.
Do not use liquid detergent. Liquid
detergent could leak out of the
compartment.
^ Open the door.
If you keep the , button pressed, the
time will increase automatically to 24^.
To start at 30 minutes again, press the
, button twice.
^ Close the door.
The time counts down to the program
start: more than 10 hours, in 1 hour
increments, less than 10 hours in 1
minute increments.
When the set time is reached, the
selected program will start
automatically. The remaining time is
displayed, the , indicator goes out
and the indicator light of the selected
program comes on.
Delay start time shown in the time
display:
up to 59 minutes:
e.g. 30 minutes = 30
1 hour to 9 hours 30 minutes:
e.g. 5 hours = 5.00
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
more than 10 hours:
e.g. 15 hours = 15^
The K indicator light comes on.
Starting a program before Delay start
has elapsed:
^ Use the Program button to select the
desired program.
^ Press the , button.
The last Delay start time will appear in
the time display. The , indicator light
comes on.
^ Set the desired Delay start time using
the , button.
A program can be started before the
Delay start time has elapsed. Do the
following:
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher back on.
^ Close the door to start the program.
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Additional options
Buzzer
^ Press the Turbo button four times.
A buzzer sounds at the end of a
program and when a fault occurs.
The Turbo indicator light shows 4 short
flashes in intervals.
The buzzer at the end of a program
sounds four times in intervals with a
brief break in between.
The flashing in the time display shows
whether the program end buzzer is
turned on or off:
The fault buzzer sounds four times in
intervals without pausing.
– "p 1": buzzer is on
The buzzer is activated by default.
It can be turned off so that it does not
sound at the end of a program. The
buzzer for a fault cannot be turned off.
^ Press the Program button if you wish
to change the setting.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
– "p 0": buzzer is off.
The setting is immediately saved.
^ Press and hold the Program button
and simultaneously turn the
dishwasher on using the K button.
Keep the Program button pressed for
at least four seconds until the lower
right program indicator lights up.
If it does not come on, start over.
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Additional options
Optimize Standby
^ Open the door.
A few minutes after the last button is
pressed or a few minutes after the end
of the program the dishwasher will
switch to Standby mode to save
energy. The time display and the
indicator lights are turned off and only
the K indicator light flashes slowly.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
If the dishwasher is not turned off after
the program ends, after a few minutes
in Standby mode it will turn off
completely.
You can also deactivate the Optimize
Standby function. The time display and
the indicator lights do not go out, and
the dishwasher turns off 6 hours after
the end of the program.
This results in higher energy
consumption.
If Salt and/or Rinse aid or a fault is
displayed, the dishwasher will not
switch to Standby mode.
^ Press and hold the Program button
and simultaneously turn the
dishwasher on using the K button.
Keep the Program button pressed for
at least four seconds until the lower
right program indicator lights up.
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Press the Turbo button eight times.
The Turbo indicator light shows 8 short
flashes in intervals.
The flashing in the time display shows
whether Optimizing Standby is turned
on.
– "p 1": Optimize Standby is on.
– "p 0": Optimize Standby is off.
^ Press the Program button if you wish
to change the setting.
The setting is immediately saved.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
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Additional options
Factory defaults
If you have changed any settings, you
can reset them to the factory defaults.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Press and hold the Program button
and simultaneously turn the
dishwasher on using the K button.
Keep the Program button pressed for
at least four seconds until the lower
right program indicator lights up.
The flashing in the time display shows
whether a setting is different from the
default setting.
– "p 1": all values are set to the default
settings.
– "p 0": at least one setting has been
changed.
^ Press the Program button to reset the
dishwasher to the factory defaults.
The setting is immediately saved.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Press the Turbo button 12 times.
The Turbo indicator shows 1 long flash
and 2 short flashes in intervals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
,Repairs should only be carried out by a qualified and trained person in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause personal injury or machine damage.
Technical faults
Problem
Possible fault
The dishwasher will The door is not properly
not start.
closed.
The dishwasher is not
plugged in.
The circuit breaker has
tripped.
The dishwasher
stops during a
program.
Insert the plug.
– Reset the circuit breaker
(see data plate for the
correct fuse rating).
– If the circuit breaker trips
again, contact Miele.
The dishwasher is not
turned on.
Press the K button and select
a program.
The circuit breaker has
tripped.
– Reset the circuit breaker
(see data plate for the
correct fuse rating).
– If the circuit breaker trips
again, contact Miele.
Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
After a few seconds:
– Turn the dishwasher on.
– Use the Program button to
select the desired program.
– Close the door.
If the indicator lights flash
again, there is a technical fault.
– Contact Miele,
– Close the water supply.
– Contact Miele.
The buzzer sounds. There may be a
technical fault.
All the indicator
lights of the
program selection
flash when the door
is open.
The time display
shows fault FXX.
In addition, the drain Fault F70:
pump may run even The waterproof system
when the door is
reports a fault.
open.
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Solution
Push the door firmly closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Faults in the water intake or water drain
Problem
Possible fault
Solution
The dishwasher
The water supply
stops shortly after is closed.
the program starts.
The buzzer sounds.
The Intake/Drain
indicator light
alternates between
flashing and
remaining steady
when the door is
open.
– Open the water supply all the way.
The dishwasher
has stopped.
The buzzer sounds.
The Intake/Drain
Fault F12/F13:
indicator light
Water intake fault.
flashes when the
door is open.
The time display
shows fault FXX.
Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
Fault F11:
Water drainage
fault.
There might be
water in the wash
cabinet.
– Open the water supply all the way.
– Clean the screen in the water
supply valve (see User
"Maintenance instructions).
– The water pressure at the water
connection is less than 4.35 psi.
Consult a plumber.
– Clean the triple filter (see "Cleaning
and care").
– Clean the drain pump (see "User
maintenance instructions").
– Clean the non-return valve (see
"User maintenance instructions").
– Remove any kinks or high loops in
the drain hose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
General problems with the dishwasher
Problem
The indicator lights
and the time display
are dark. Only the
indicator light K
flashes slowly.
Possible fault
Solution
The indicator lights and
the time display turn off
automatically to save
energy (Standby).
Press the K button to come
out of Standby mode.
There are detergent
residues in the
dispenser at the end
of a program.
The detergent
dispenser flap cannot
be closed properly.
The inside of the door
and/or the interior
walls are wet after a
program has finished.
There is water in the
wash cabinet at the
end of a program.
The dispenser was wet
when detergent was
added.
Make sure the dispenser is
dry before adding
detergent.
Detergent residue is
blocking the latch.
Remove the detergent
residue.
This is normal.
None.
The moisture evaporates
after a short time.
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Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to
turn the dishwasher off.
The triple filter in the wash Clean the triple filter (see
cabinet is clogged.
"Cleaning and care").
The drain pump or
Clean the drain pump or the
non-return valve is
non-return valve (see "User
blocked.
maintenance instructions").
There is a kink in the drain Remove the kink.
hose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sounds
Problem
There is a knocking
noise in the wash
cabinet
There is a rattling
noise in the wash
cabinet
There is a knocking
noise in the water line
Possible fault
Solution
The spray arm is hitting an Interrupt the program,
item in the basket.
rearrange items blocking
the spray arms.
Items are not secure in the Interrupt the program, and
wash cabinet.
rearrange loose pieces.
A foreign object has
Remove the foreign object
from the drain pump (see
become lodged in the
"Cleaning the drain pump
drain pump.
and non-return valve")
This has no effect on the
This may be caused by
dishwasher. If in doubt,
the installation or the
diameter of the pipe.
contact a plumber.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Poor cleaning results
Problem
The dishes are not
clean.
Possible fault
The dishes were not loaded
correctly.
The program was not
powerful enough.
Solution
See "Loading the
dishwasher".
Select a more intensive
program (see "Program
Guide").
Not enough detergent was
Use more detergent, or
dispensed.
change the detergent.
The spray arms are blocked. Turn the spray arms and
rearrange the dishes if
necessary.
The triple filter in the wash
Clean the filter and insert it
correctly.
cabinet is clogged or not
Clean the spray arm jets, if
correctly inserted.
The spray arm jets might be required (see "Cleaning and
care").
clogged as a result.
The non-return valve is stuck Clean the drain pump and
open and blocked. Wash
the non-return valve (see
water will run back into the
"Cleaning and care").
wash cabinet.
Glasses and
The rinse aid dosage is set
cutlery show
too high.
streaks. There is a
bluish sheen on the
surface of glasses
and a film which
can be wiped off.
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Reduce the dosage (see
"Rinse aid").
Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible fault
Dishes are not dry, The rinse aid setting may be
glasses and
too low, or the rinse aid
cutlery are
reservoir is empty.
spotted.
Dishes were taken out too
soon.
A "Tab" product was used.
These products have a low
drying effect.
Not enough rinse aid was
White residue is
visible on cutlery used.
and dishes.
Clouding occurs
The salt container is empty.
on glassware and
cutlery; film can be
The salt container lid was not
wiped off.
correctly screwed on.
Unsuitable "Tab" products
were used.
The water softener is
programmed on too low a
setting.
Solution
Increase the dosage, refill
the reservoir or switch the
rinse aid product when
refilling (see "Rinse aid").
Leave dishes in longer (see
"Use").
Change the detergent, or
refill the rinse aid (see "Rinse
aid").
Increase the dosage (see
"Setting the rinse aid
dosage").
Refill the salt container (see
"Filling the salt container").
Reseat it making sure it
screws back on correctly.
Use a different detergent.
Use normal (powder or gel)
detergent.
Program a higher water
softener setting (see "Water
softener").
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible fault
Solution
Glasses have a
brown or blue
discoloration; film
cannot be wiped off.
Glasses are dull and
discolored; film
cannot be wiped off.
Detergent deposits.
Change detergent right
away.
Glasses are not dishwasher
safe. The surface is
affected.
Tea or lipstick stains The wash temperature of
have not been
the selected program was
completely removed. too low.
The detergent has a low
bleaching effect.
Plastics are
Natural dyes e.g. from
discolored.
carrots, tomatoes or
ketchup may be the cause.
Not enough detergent was
used to break down natural
dyes.
There are rust stains The affected items are not
on cutlery.
corrosion resistant.
No program was run after
refilling salt. Salt residuals
got in the wash cycle.
The salt container lid was
not screwed on properly.
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There is no remedy.
Only use dishwasher safe
glasses.
Select a program with a
higher wash temperature.
Use a different detergent.
Use more detergent (see
"Detergent").
Discoloration is permanent.
There is no remedy!
Use only dishwasher safe
cutlery.
Start the "Express" program
without a load after refilling
salt.
Reseat it making sure it
screws back on correctly.
After sales service
Repairs
MieleCare
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact the
Miele Service Department at the phone
number on the back of this booklet.
(USA only)
^ Please quote the model type and
number of your appliance.
These can be found on the data plate
along the right edge of the door.
PC Update
The Program Correction (PC) allows a
technician to update the dishwasher to
make use of new technology.
When, for example, technological
developments offer advanced
modifications to your existing program
cycles a service technician will be able
to input these into your machine
controls via the indicator light marked
PC. Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program, gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by
5 years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
http://mieleusa.com/mielecare
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User Maintenance Instructions
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
Cleaning and Care
Exterior
Check and clean your dishwasher
regularly. This will help avoid faults
and problems.
,Abrasive cleaning agents,
all-purpose cleaners, thinner or
ammonium cleaners should not be
used on the dishwasher.
They will damage the surface.
Wash cabinet
Generally, the wash cabinet is self
cleaning if the correct amount of
detergent is used.
^ Only use a conditioner suitable for
your kitchen cabinetry.
^ Clean wood with a damp cloth and
wipe dry.
Clean the exterior with a solution of
warm water and liquid soap applied
with a soft sponge. Dry with a soft
cloth.
Glass cleaners may be used to
clean the exterior. However do not
allow them to sir or puddle, this can
cause damage to the surface.
Remove the cleaner promptly.
The wash cabinet can be cleaned with
a dishwasher cleaner such as "Dis
Cleaner" available from your Miele
dealer or online at www.mieleusa.com.
To prevent damage to your appliance
avoid the following:
Door and the door seal
– cleaners containing soda, ammonia,
thinners, or chlorides
^ Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
– cleaners containing descaling
agents or lime removers,
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be wiped from the sides of the
dishwasher door. These are outside of
the wash cabinet and are not cleaned
by water from the spray arms.
– abrasive cleaners,
Control panel
– scouring pads, steel wool, hard
brushes,
^ The plastic control panels should
only be wiped with a damp cloth or
suitable cleaning agent designed for
use on plastic.
,The appliance and front controls
are not scratch proof.
Remove spills immediately.
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– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher soap (powder),
– caustic (oven) cleaners,
– metal scrapers,
– steam cleaning products.
Cleaning and Care
Triple filter system
The triple filter system in the base of the
wash cabinet prevents food from being
redeposited on dishes. It also protects
the circulation pump from damage
caused by foreign objects (e.g. broken
glass, bones). During normal use, the
filter system is self-cleaning.
,The machine must not be used
without all the filters in place!
^ Check and clean the filter system
periodically for any trapped or
foreign objects.
The level of soiling and time it takes
before the filters need cleaning will vary
depending on your household usage.
^ Turn off the dishwasher before
cleaning.
^ Turn the handle counterclockwise to
release the triple filter system a.
^ Lift the filter combination out of the
machine b. Remove any solid
particles and rinse under running
water. Scrub with a nylon brush if
necessary.
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Cleaning and Care
To clean the inside of the filter, the flap
must be opened.
^ Return the filter so it lies flat in the
base of the wash cabinet.
^ Push the clips together a and open
the flap b.
^ Lock the filter by turning the handle
clockwise.
^ Rinse under running water.
^ Close the flap so that the clip
engages.
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,The triple filter system must be
inserted and locked into place.
Large particles could get in the
circulation system and cause a
blockage.
Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the spray arms
Sometimes particles of food get stuck
in the spray arm jets. The spray arms
should be inspected and cleaned every
4 - 6 months.
^ Turn off the dishwasher before
cleaning.
Removing the spray arms
^ Remove the cutlery tray (if present).
^ Push the upper spray arm up to
engage the inner ratchet and
unscrew the spray arm.
^ Lift up the middle spray arm, a, to
engage the ratchet and unscrew the
spray arm, b.
^ Remove the lower basket.
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly
upwards to remove.
^ Use a pointed object such as a
toothpick to push food particles into
the spray arm jets.
^ Rinse thoroughly under running
water.
^ Return the spray arms and check that
they rotate freely.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the dishwasher is not completely
drained at the end of a program, the
drain pump or non-return valve may be
blocked.
^ Turn off the dishwasher and pull the
plug.
^ Remove the triple filter (see "Triple
filter system").
^ Use a cup or bowl to scoop water out
of the wash cabinet.
The drain pump is beneath the
non-return valve (see arrow).
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
drain pump (glass or bone splinters).
^ Before returning the non-return valve,
check that the drain pump is not
blocked. Spin the propeller several
times in both directions to check for
obstructions.
^ Carefully reinsert the non-return valve
and secure it with the locking clamp.
,Make sure the locking clamp
^ Tilt the locking clamp to the side a.
^ Pull out the non-return valve b and
rinse it under running water.
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
non-return valve.
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clicks into place!
Installation Instructions
Please refer to the Installation Diagram supplied with these instructions.
Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most
current product specification, technical & warranty information.
Electrical connection
,Installation, repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could
be dangerous.
Check that the voltage, frequency
and fuse rating shown on the data
plate match the household mains
supply.
The power outlet must be accessible
after installation. Do not use an
extension cord to connect the
dishwasher to the mains. Danger of
overheating! See data plate on the
right side of the door.
A damaged power cord must only
be replaced with a genuine Miele
cord by a Miele service technician.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the
risk of electric shock by providing a
path of least resistance for the electrical
current. This appliance is equipped
with a cord having an equipment
grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is installed and
grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
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,Improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor
can result in electric shock. Do
not modify the plug provided with
the appliance; if it will not fit the
outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
If there is any question
concerning the proper electrical
connection or grounding of this
appliance to the power supply,
please consult a licensed
electrician or call Miele’s
Technical Service Department:
U 1-800-999-1360
V 1-800-565-6435
Specifications
The dishwasher comes equipped with a
4 ft (1.2 m) power cord with a molded
plug for connection to 120 V, 60 Hz,
15 A grounded receptacle.
Electrical connection
Hardwired electrical connection
It is possible to hardwire this appliance
to an existing power cable.
,CAUTION: Before servicing,
disconnect the power supply by
either removing the fuse, shutting off
the power main or manually
"tripping" the circuit breaker.
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all
applicable codes and standards.
Repairs and service by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and
the manufacturer cannot be held
responsible.
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on
the data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This
data must correspond to prevent
machine damage. Consult an
electrician if in doubt.
,Prior to making a hardwire
connection to the terminal, remove
the power cord. Otherwise there will
be a risk of electric shock from the
attached plug.
An existing flexible supply cord or
cable shall have a minimum thickness
of AWG 14.
120 V, 60 Hz, 15 A fuse rating
Black wire (live):
connect to L
White wire (neutral):
connect to N
Green wire (ground): connect to -
,After attaching the permanent
power supply cord, check that all
screws on the terminal block and the
strain relief are tightened.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
This appliance must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring
system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding terminal or lead
on the appliance.
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Plumbing
Connection to the water
supply
,Installation, repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could
be dangerous.
,Do not drink water from the
dishwasher!
– The dishwasher can heat its own
water to the temperature required by
the wash program. This allows for
connection of the machine to either a
hot (max. 140°F / 60°C) or cold water
source.
For lowest energy consumption you
may connect the dishwasher to a
cold water source.
For fastest possible wash times, with
slightly higher energy consumption,
connect the dishwasher to a hot
water source.
– The inlet hose is approximately 5 ft.
(1.5 m) long.
– The water inlet hose comes
equipped with an inlet hose ending
with a 3/8" female compression
fitting. This can be directly
connected to a water supply valve or
to an appropriate coupling.
If not connected directly to a water
supply valve, an appropriate
adapter (not included) is required.
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– Water pressure: Must be between
4.5 - 145 psi (0.3 - 10 bar).
– If the water pressure if lower, a
"Water Intake" notification will be
shown. See "Frequently Asked
Questions" for more information.
– If the water pressure is higher than
shown, a pressure reducing valve
must be used.
Ensure that the water connection is
secure after the first use.
,To prevent damage to the
dishwasher, it must only be
connected to a fully vented drainage
system.
,Do not cut the intake hose. If the
hose is cut, the dishwasher will not
work. There will be a water leak. If
the hose is too long, coil it neatly
and place it behind or under the
machine.
Plumbing
Drainage
– The machine comes equipped with a
built-in non-return valve on the
discharge side to prevent waste
water from flowing back into the
dishwasher.
– The dishwasher is equipped with a
5 ft (1.5 m) flexible drain hose with an
internal diameter of 7/8" (22 mm).
– Drain hose extensions and adapters
can be ordered from Miele.
The maximum drain hose length is
13 ft. (4 m), max. drain height: 39"
(1 m).
– Use the clamp provided to attach the
hose to the dishwashers P trap or
disposal connection (see the
"Installation Diagram").
– The drain hose must not be
shortened.
,Make sure the hose is not kinked
or cut when pushing the machine
under the countertop.
Venting the drainage system
If the dishwasher drain hose is
connected to a floor drain or to a drain
pipe that is less than 8" (20 cm) above
the floor, the drain must be vented.
Otherwise the water inside the
dishwasher may siphon out during the
wash program.
^ Open the dishwasher door and
remove the lower basket.
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly
upwards to remove.
The hose must always be attached
on the sink side of the P trap.
When attaching the hose to a
garbage disposal fitting, make sure
the plug which is normally blocking
the fitting is knocked out or
removed.
– The hose can be angled to the left or
right side at the rear of the machine.
– The existing nipple that the drain
hose is connected to may be
designed for various hose diameters.
If the nipple diameter is to large or to
small it should be replaced or an
adapter may be used. If the nipple
extends more than 2" (50 mm) into
the drain hose it should be
shortened, or the hose could clog.
^ Cut off the vent cap located at the
right rear of the triple filter system, as
illustrated.
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Noise measurement
General requirements for measuring noise
The dishwasher must be loaded with 16 place settings and the Normal program
must be used.
Installation requirements for measuring noise
The dishwasher must be installed as follows:.
^ Install the dishwasher into an appropriate housing unit.
^ Secure the front panel.
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Noise measurement
^ Push the insulation mat supplied (depending on model) under the plinth until it
is up against the appliance feet a.
^ Attach the toe-kick so that it is flush with the door front b.
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CURRENT PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL & WARRANTY INFORMATION.