Miele W 916 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for washing machine
W 916
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. 04616330
Contents
page
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Preparation for use
Help to protect our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operation
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to wash correctly (brief instructions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Changing a programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adding or removing washing after programme start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adding fabric conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
– Wash care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Delay start/time left display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maintenance
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
What to do if, . . . ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
After-sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Installation and connection
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Activating the programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Guide to the machine
1 Electric supply cable
2 Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
3 Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
4 Detergent dispenser drawer
5 Facia panel with controls
6 Drum door
7 Panel for access to fluff filter,
drain pump and emergency release
8 front: two height-adjustable
leg-levellers
rear: automatic leveller
3
Guide to the machine
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment i - Pre-wash
Compartment j - Main wash
Compartment p (with lid) - Conditioner
b
c
d
e
4
“Delay start“ button
f
Pushbuttons for additional
programmable options
g
h
Spin speed selector
i
Programme selector
Time display “h mins”
“Door” pushbutton
opens the drum door
“I-ON/0-OFF” switches the
machine on/off or
interrupts the programme
Programme sequence indicator
(LED control lights)
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
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 declared by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable
for damage resulting from improper
use or operation.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
The electrical safety of this machine 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.
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.
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.
Before connecting the machine, ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) matches the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
The Miele "Waterproof system" protects from water damage when:
– The machine is correctly plumbed in.
If a fault has been identified, the machine must be examined by a competent person before further use.
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.
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Turn off the stopcock if the machine will 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.
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 detergents containing
solvents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
Never use detergents containing
solvents 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.
Dye removers may contain sulphur
compounds which may damage
washing machines. Only use dyes or
dye removers specified by the manufacturer as being suitable for use in a
washing machine. Always observe the
manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
This machine is intended for domestic use, and the guarantee is
on this understanding. If the machine is
used in a commercial environment, the
user is responsible for ensuring conformity to all relevant regulations.
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.
If washing at very high temperatures remember that the porthole
glass will be hot. Do not let children
touch it during a hot wash programme.
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Help to protect our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing is
mostly manufactured from the following
recycled or re-useable materials:
– corrugated paper/card
– polystyrene - CFC-free
– untreated surplus wood
– chipboard, contains no phenolic
resins
– polyethylene foil (PE)
– packaging straps: polyropylene (PP)
Rather then just throwing these materials away, please take them to the
nearest local authority collection point
for specific waste.
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Disposal of your old machine
Old machines may contain material
which can be reclaimed or recycled.
Please contact your dealer, your local
waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling
schemes.
Ensure that the machine presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
Warning and Safety instructions.
Washing environmentally and economically
Caring for the environment means saving water, energy and detergent when
washing but without compromising on
results.
Economy tips
The key to a good wash result is finding
the best combination of amount of
detergent, temperature, length of programme and the machine’s technology.
– The automatic load control facility
allows you to wash individual loads
of between 1 and 5 kg. Ideally wash
with the maximum load specified for
each programme. This uses the energy to the best advantage.
If necessary, some programmes are
longer to achieve this effect. With the
"Hydromatic" system, the drum can revolve at different speeds. Longer and
slower action together with pauses for
steeping, work towards a good result.
The automatic load control facility ensures the correct water level for the
type of fabric and laundry load being
washed. Sometimes it even appears
that there is no water in the drum.
Normally, main wash is sufficient for a
clean result, so a pre-wash is not automatically included in the programmes.
If it is wanted, a simple press on the
pre-wash selector includes it.
To help you wash most economically,
remember the following tips:
– Only use the correct amount of detergent required for the water hardness
level in your area, according to the
detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.
– If washing is not heavily stained, select a lower temperature setting than
indicated on the wash care label but
do not additionally select "Short".
– Use the "Short wash" option for washing that is only very lightly soiled, but
do not additionally reduce the temperature.
– Using the additional "Soak" option
allows you to reduce the temperature used in the main wash.
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How to wash correctly
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
eral times before being included in a
mixed load.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme.
Only wash textiles made from wool or
wool mixtures if the textile care label
states that they are suitable for machine washing.
Pre-treating the washing
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 use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine.
2
Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips etc) can cause damage
to textiles and components in the
machine.
Open the door and load the drum
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.
Overloading reduces the wash result
and causes more creasing.
Sort the washing
Most garments have a textile care label
in the collar or side seam. Sort the
washing by care label symbols. The
symbols are explained on page 20.
Only wash items in this machine which
are declared by the manufacturer as
being machine washable on the textile
care label.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately sev10
Maximum load weights are noted
below:
COTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MINIMUM IRON . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DELICATES/SYNTHETICS . . . . .
WOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QUICK WASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SEPARATE RINSE . . . . . . . . . . .
5.0 kg
2.5 kg
1.0 kg
1.0 kg
2.5 kg
5.0 kg
How to wash correctly
Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
Any loose wiring in bras etc.,should be
removed or swen in.
Woollens and knitted garments:
Turn inside out, if the manufacturer recommends it.
2
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” button.
3
Press the “Door” button.
3
4
Close the drum door
Only remove washing from the machine once the drum has stopped
turning, otherwise you may seriously injure yourself.
Remove the washing
Make sure that there is no obstruction
between the drum door and seal.
4
Open the stopcock.
5
Add detergent.
See Section on Detergent for details.
To start a programme
1
Turn the programme selector
to Finish / Start.
2
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” button.
3
Press additional option button
where required
5
See Section on the “Delay start” option.
4
Select spin cycle speed
5
Position the programme selector
on the the desired programme
The programme selector can be turned
to the left or the right.
After washing
1
Turn the programme selector
to “Finish/Start”
Check the folds in the door seal
for any small articles such as buttons which might be lodged there.
Make sure the drum is empty, otherwise, when the machine is next
used items may become damaged
(e.g. shrink) or cause other washing
to discolour.
6
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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Changing the programme sequence
Stopping a programme
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”.
Interrupting a programme
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” buttton.
To continue the programme, switch the
machine back on.
Changing an incorrectly selected programme:
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”.
A new programme can be selected
when only the “ON” indicator light is
still on.
Changing a programme which has
been locked, see Section on Activating
programmable functions.
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To omit a programme stage.
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”
As soon as the programme sequence
light for the stage at which the programme should continue starts flashing:
turn the programme selector switch
to the appropriate programme within
3 seconds.
Adding or removing washing after programme start
Washing can be added or removed
after the programme has already
started, when using the following programmes:
– COTTONS
MINIMUM IRON
The door can be opened during the following programme stage:
– Main wash
– MINIMUM IRON
– QUICK WASH 40°C
Press the “Door” button in and hold it
until the door springs open. Add or
remove items.
Press the “Short wash” button if it
had previously been selected.
Shut the door.
COTTONS and QUICK WASH 40°C
Washing cannot be added later if using
the following additional options or functions:
– “Water plus” (the water level is increased)
– Programme lock (e.g. to prevent
children from opening the door during the wash cycles).
The door can be opened in the following programme stages:
– Main wash
– Rinses
Please note that the door can only be
opened when the suds temperature is
less than 55°C.
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Adding detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are suitable, including liquid, compact (concentrated) and special application
detergents. Use dispensing aids, e.g.
balls, if these are supplied with the
detergent. Woollens and knitwear containing wool mixtures should be
washed using a detergent specifically
designed for washing woollens.
Amounts of detergent are recommended on the packaging. The right
amount to dispense will depend on the
following:
– the quantity of the washing
– the water hardness level (check with
your local water supplier)
– the level of soiling
Type of
Total
water
hardness
(hardness)
(mg/l)
I
soft
0 - 130
°dH
(German)
0° - 7°
II
medium
130 - 250
7° - 14°
III
hard
250 - 380
14° - 21°
IV
very hard
over 380
over 21°
It is important to dispense the
correct amount, because...
...too little detergent results in the following:
– The washing will not be properly
clean and will in time become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the washing.
– Lime deposits on the heater elements.
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– Excessive foam.
– Low level of agitation.
– Poor washing and rinsing results.
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 (e.g. in
very hard water areas), the Customer
Service Engineer can adjust the machine so that water and detergent can
also be taken into the main wash
through compartment i.
Water Softeners
Water Hardness
Hardness
range
...too much detergent results in the
following:
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.
We recommend: if you wash using several components (e.g. special application detergents), dispense the agents
in the following order into compartment
j:
1. Detergent
2. Water softener
3. Stain salts
This way the agents are distributed better.
Fabric conditioners/starch formulations
Fabric conditioners/Texturisers
Fabric conditioners make garments
soft and fluffy to handle and help prevent static cling when tumble drying.
Dispense according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Texturisers are synthetic starch formulations and give body to items e.g. shirts,
tablecloths and bed linen.
Open the lid of compartment p.
Starch / liquid starch
Prepare and dispense the starch solution in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Add to compartment i .
Select the spin speed.
Turn the programme selector to
“Starch” .
– The “Soak / Pre-wash” indicator will
light up.
– If the washing is not be be spun at
the end of the programme after
starching, turn the spin speed selector to “without final spin”. Water will
be drained away at the end of the
starch stage.
– If the washing is to be steeped in the
starch solution after the starch stage
(to lessen creasing), turn the spin
speed selector to “Rinse hold”.
To continue:
select a spin speed.
Add fabric conditioner, but do not exceed the max. level mark..
Close the compartment lid and push
the drawer back in.
– The conditioner 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 preferred, select “Rinse hold” to
allow the load to steep in the fabric
conditioner / retexturiser.
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Programme selection
Programme
Fabric
Temperature
range
Cottons and linen fabrics eg bedlinen, table linen,
towelling, jeans, T-shirts and nappies.
95°C to 30°C
(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, (60 30°C).
60°C to 30°C
Acrylics acetate and triacetate, socks and stockings in
man-made fibres (not wool or wool blends), (+ gentle
action if needed).
60°C to cold
Curtains declared machine-washable by the
manufacturer (pre-wash probably advisable)
30°C to cold
WOOL
Programme for machine-washable wool fabrics
bearing the machine-washable care label
(there is not a pre-wash option)
40°C to cold
QUICK WASH 40°C
Very lightly soiled fabrics.
40°C
Starch
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms
cold
Spin
Articles which can be spun eg handwashed items
Drain
For use when the cycle stops at “Rinse hold” and the
washing is not to be spun.
SEPARATE RINSE
Articles which should be washed by hand and only
rinsed and spun in the machine.
COTTONS
9876
MINIMUM IRON
4321
DELICATES
a@
7
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cold
Programme selection
max. load
Additional options
Notes
5 kg
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Water plus
– Short wash
with heavily soiled items select “Soak”
or “Pre-wash”
2.5 kg
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Water plus
– Short wash
with heavily soiled items select “Soak”
or “Pre-wash”
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Short
Use the Wool programme for textiles
with wool content.
If “cold” is selected for the
temperature,the water is warmed to
24°C. This helps the effect of the
detergent
1 kg
Fill the drum
– Soak
loosely 1/2 to 3/4 – Pre-wash
full
– Short
1 kg
2,5 kg
For lightly soiled items select “Short
wash”
Dust in curtains usually makes prewash advisable.
If “cold” is selected for the
temperature,the water is warmed to
24°C. This helps the effect of the
detergent
– Water plus
5 kg
Add less detergent (half load)
The washing should be washed but not
treated with fabric conditioner.
5 kg
5 kg
See Section on Additional options for more details.
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Programme sequence
COTTONS
MINIMUM IRON
DELICATES
Soak
optional
optional
optional
Pre-wash
optional
optional
optional
X
X
X
Main wash
Top-up rinse
Graduated rinsing
No. of rinses
– normal
–Part load
–Short wash
Rinse and interim spin (rpm)
Final spin (rpm)
Anti-crease spin and loosen
from 75°C
–
–
–
from 50°C
from 50°C
3 or 41)
3
3
2
3
3
2
2
3
max. 1000
max. 500
–
max. 1600
max. 900
max. 600
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
Rinse hold
optional
optional
optional
without final spin
optional
optional
optional
Wash rhythm
normal
normal
gentle action
low 2)
low 2)
low 2)
medium 2)
high
high
Water level – Wash
– Rinse
Explanations:
X Function included
– Function not included
1)
A 4th rinse automatically switches in if there is too much foam in the drum, or if a spin speed
lower than 800 rpm has been selected.
2)
Increasing the water level:
The water level can be increased from a low level to a higher level by pressing the “Water plus”
button.
Top-up rinse:
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. This minimises the danger of creasing, by avoiding sudden temperature changes.
WOOL:
Wool is susceptible to damage from movement when it is wet. Drum movement times during the
programm are shorter, and the drum rotates more slowly.
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Programme sequence
QUICK WASH
40°C
WOOL
Starch
Spin
SEPARATE
RINSE
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
X
–
–
X
X
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2
3
–
–
2
2
3
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
max. 500
–
–
–
–
max. 1600
max. 900
max. 1600
max. 1600
max. 900
max. 30 mins
–
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
–
optional
optional
optional
–
optional
optional
optional
optional
–
optional
normal
Wool
normal
–
–
low 2)
medium
medium
high
low
–
–
–
high
Final spin:
The maximum spin speed according to the programme is held constant for a fixed period of time.
In the programmes MINIMUM IRON, WOOL and SEPARATE RINSE the spin speed is automatically limited to 900 rpm and in the DELICATES programme to 600 rpm, even if the selector has
been set to a higher spin speed. A lower speed can be selected.
Anti-crease, spin and loosen:
The anti-crease action guards against the tendency for creases to set in when fabrics have been
left in water for a long time. There is drum movement twice a minute. The anti-crease phase can
be cancelled by pressing in the “Door” button.
Rinse hold:
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in the relevant programmes.
At the end of the final rinse the washing remains suspended in water, if the spin speed selector is
set to “Rinse hold”.
This helps to reduce the possibility of creasing, if the washing is left for some time before being
taken out of the machine.
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.
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Textile care symbols
Cottons 987
/
do not wash h
Minimum iron 4321
dry clean
Hand wash
Washing
Delicates/Synthetics 21
ABC
do not dry clean D
Woollens a@
suitable for chlorine bleaching
no bar normal (maximum) agitation
e eg Cottons programme
not suitable for chlorine bleaching
bar
Tumble dry
f
broken
bar
g
reduced (medium) agitation
eg Minimum iron programme
+ Gentle action, or Delicates
programme
much reduced (minimum)
agitation, Woollens
programme
y
z
q
at a lower temperature r
do not tumble dry s
at normal temperature
Ironing
hot iron I
Machine washable woollens
medium hot iron
Use the special “Wool” programme,
and only wash woollens bearing the
label shown here:
cool iron
H
G
do not iron J
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
This symbol is registered by the IWS
(International Wool Secretariat).
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Additional options
Each of the following buttons can be
pressed in to give an additional option.
When the “Door” button is pushed in,
all the other buttons spring out again,
and the additional options are cancelled.
Programmes with pre-wash:
1/4 of the detergent should be added
to compartment i for the soak and
pre-wash, and 3/4 added to compartment j for the main wash.
“With pre-wash”
– For heavily soiled and stained items.
“Water plus”
– This is recommended for particularly
delicate fabrics, and
The following options are additionally
available for certain wash progammes:
– if more water is required for dispensing the detergent.
“Soak”
– the water level increases in all sections of the programmes COTTONS,
MINIMUM IRON and QUICK WASH
40°C.
– For heavily soiled and stained items
with dried on stains, or ones which
can be bleached out, (e.g. blood,
fats and oils, cocoa).
– Soak duration:
2 hours.
– The amount of detergent recommended by the detergent manufacturers should be distributed according to to the wash programme which
is to be run after the “Soak” process.
Programmes without pre-wash:
“Short wash”
– The length of the main wash is shortened for lightly soiled items. An additional reduction in temperature is not
recommended as this may lead to
poorer wash results.
– In the COTTONS and MINIMUM
IRON programmes only two rinse
cycles are carried out at high water
level.
Add the total amount of detergent to
compartment j or directly into the
drum on top of the laundry.
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Delay start/Time left indicators
Delay start
Time left
The start of a programme can be delayed by up to 9 hours 30 minutes.
Programme duration shows in hours
and minutes, as soon as:
N.B.:
– the programme selector switch is set
to the required programme
The machine must be switched on and
the indicator light “Delay start” flashing.
– the delay start period has elapsed.
1
After the programme has started, the
time left display counts down in 1
minute intervals.
Select time delay.
Press the “Delay start” pushbutton until
the required delay period shows in the
display.
Each press of the button increases the
delay by 30 minutes.
2
Select the programme.
The “Delay start” indicator light stays
on constantly.
The display counts back in 1 minute
steps. After the appropriate time has
elapsed, the “Delay start” light will go
out.
The “Time left” indicator light will come
on and the time remaining in the programme selected will be shown.
Deleting “Delay start”
Press the pushbutton when “9 h 30
mins” shows in the display.
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At the beginning of a programme, the
duration of the programme for a full
load will be displayed.
In the COTTONS programme, the type
and volume of the wash will be monitored during the first water inlet phase.
With a part load the time display shows
a shorter time of up to 40 minutes.
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 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 or solvents.
Detergent dispenser drawer
Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt.
Press down the red release knob
and at the same time pull the drawer
right out of the machine.
Clean the detergent dispenser and
conditioner dispenser compartments.
Remove the suction tube from compartment p, wash under running
warm water and replace.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff filter and
pump
Place a dish underneath the drain fixture.
Check the fluff filter initially after 3 - 4
washes to ascertain how often it is
likely to require cleaning.
Turn the fluff filter lid round 2 - 3
times. Do not take it right out.
Approx. 2 litres of water will drain out
of the hose.
The opener for the fluff filter panel is on
the side of the detergent dispenser
drawer towards the rear.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more
water will be retained in the machine
(max. 25 l). In this case, screw the fluff
filter back into position and empty the
dish before repeating the procedure as
often as necessary.
Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine
will still be hot!
Open the panel
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Cleaning and Care
Once the flow of water ceases,
remove the fluff filter completely and
clean it.
Remove any foreign bodies (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.
Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing.
Remove any deposits of lime scale and
detergent or foreign bodies from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit
(as these objects can cause a leakage
of water).
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
(First turn off the stopcock)
The washing machine has two inlet filters to protect the inlet valves.
To clean the filter in the inlet hose:
Turn off the stopcock.
Unscrew the inlet hose from the stopcock.
– in the open end of the inlet hose.
– in the inlet connection between the
hose and the machine, only to be
cleaned by a Service engineer.
The filter in the inlet hose should be
cleaned about every six months, or
after an interruption to the external
water supply.
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.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water drips
out, tighten the connection.
Never forget to put the inlet filter
back in place after cleaning it.
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What to do if . . . ?
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 . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . The programme does
not
begin?
There is no power.
The "ON" LED has not lit up.
Check that..:
– the door is properly closed.
– the mains plug is plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has not tripped.
. . . The "Check water inlet /
outlet" LED’s are flashing?
There is power and the "ON"
LED is lit up, but the
proramme selector has not
been turned to the "Finish /
Start" position.
– Turn the programme
selector to the "Finish / Start”
position.
The water inlet is blocked.
The "Check water inlet" LED is
flashing, but the programme
has run normally?
– The stopcock is not opened
far enough.
– Select a programme.
– The inlet hose is kinked.
– The water pressure is too
low. Call the Service Dept.
– Turn the programme
The water inlet system is
selector to the "Finish / Start"
blocked.
position.
The "Check water inlet" LED is
flashing and the "Finish" light is – Open the stopcock.
on in the Sequence display
– Select a programme.
but the load in the machine
has not been washed.
The water outlet is blocked.
The "Check water outlet" LED
is flashing.
– Clean the drain pump and
fluff filter.
The Waterproof system has
reacted.
The "Check water inlet / outlet
LEDs" are flashing.
– Call the Service Dept.
– Has the drain pump been
fixed too high? (max drain
head 1 metre).
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What to do if . . . ?
Problem solving guide
What to do if, . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . the "Soak/Pre-wash" or
"Main wash" or "Rinses 1-2"
LED is flashing?
There is a fault.
Start the programme again. If
the LED starts flashing again
call the Service Dept.
. . . The "Rinse hold" LED is The spin speed selector has
been set to "Rinse hold".
flashing?
. . . The "Final spin" LED is
flashing?
The final spin has not taken
place. The machine detected
an imbalance.
Select a spin speed setting.
– Loosen the laundry load.
– The spin speed appropriate
for the programme should
be selected.
– Turn the programme
selector to "Spin".
. . . The "ON" LED is flashing?
Programme locking is
activated. The programme
selected has been changed.
Go back to the programme
originally selected.
. . . The washing has not
been spun satisfactorily?
The spin speed selected was
too low.
Select a higher spin speed
next time.
The load was not distributed
sufficiently evenly in the drum.
Laundry was either only spun
at a reduced speed to protect
the machine
Mix large and small items in a
load to avoid imbalance.
The drain pump and fluff filter
is clogged.
Clean the drain pump and fluff
filter.
The four feet are not resting
evenly on the floor.
Level the machine (see
Installation Section).
. . . The machine shakes
during the spin cycle?
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What to do if . . . ?
What to do if
Problem solving guide
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
The filter in the water inlet
. . . In spite of adequate
water supply the water flows system is blocked.
slowly into the machine?
– Clean the water inlet filter.
. . . Large residues of deter- The water supply pressure is
gent remain in the dispenser too low.
drawer?
– Clean the filter in the water
inlet system.
Washing powder used with
water softener tends to
become sticky.
. . Fabric conditioner is not
completely dispensed or
water remains in the p compartment?
. . . Excessive build-up of
foam?
– It may be useful to select
"Water plus".
– Pour washing powder into
the dispenser before adding
any water softener.
The dispenser drawer was not
pushed right in when the
fabric conditioner was being
flushed in.
The siphon tube is either
incorrectly positioned or
clogged.
– Clean the siphon tube.
Use only a suitable low-lather
detergent at the appropriate
temperature.
– Follow recommendations on
the packet.
– Take the water hardness
level into account.
– Use less detergent for lightly
soiled or small loads.
. . . Lime deposits appear
on the drum surface?
Not enough detergent has
been used.
– Use a descaling agentwhich
must be stated by the
manufacturer to be suitable
for use in washing machines.
– Use the correct amount of
detergent to cope with the
water hardness.
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What to do if . . . ?
Problem solving guide
What to do if, . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . Grey greasy particles
cling to washed laundry?
– Either add more detergent,
Insufficient amounts of
or use liquid dertergent.
detergent were used to break
down the particles of grease in – Before washing the next
heavily soiled laundry.
load run a COTTONS 60°C
programme with liquid
detergent but without a load
to clean the machine.
. . . Liquid detergent does
not give the required result?
Liquid detergents do not
contain bleaching agents.
They do not remove stains eg
fruit coffee and tea stains.
– Use a general purpose
washing machine powder
containing a bleaching
agent..
– Pour stain remover (salts)
into the dispenser drawer
compartment j
– Never put stain salts and
liquid detergent together in
the dispenser drawer.
. . . After washing knobbles This is normal from everyday
(pilling) appear on the fabric? wear with some fabrics.
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These textiles must be
handled with extreme care.
Wash them in the DELICATES
programme and/or select
"Gentle action" in the future.
What to do, if . . . ?
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
Switch off the washing machine.
Open the drain pump/fluff filter panel
and drain off any water as described
in the Section on Cleaning and care.
Problem solving guide
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 correct.
Electric socket
– If there is any doubt about the electricity supply socket, consult a qualified electrician.
Pull the ring of the door mechanism
downwards, the door will open.
Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching in to remove
washing. Reaching into a moving drum
is extremely dangerous.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which cannot
be remedied, or if the appliance is
under guarantee, please contact:
PC
– 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 when the door is opened above
the porthole glass.
Example:
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Where any LED indicator light is also
marked PC, the PC function is reserved
for the service engineer.
Installation
Installation surface
Experience has shown that a concrete
floor is the most suitable installation surface for a washing machine. Concrete
floors are far less prone to vibration during the spin cycle than wooden floorboards or a surface with "soft" properties.
Please note the following points:
The machine must be level and securely positioned.
Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
Removing the transit fitting
To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installation must be on a wooden
joist floor, we recomend the use of a
plywood base at least 30 mm thick
and 59 x 52 cm wide. Ideally, the
base should be large enough to
span several joists and should be
bolted to the joists and not only to
the floorboards. Check for the
presence or pipes and cables first.
Using combination pliers, pull out
the retaining clips on the right and
left of the support plate.
The most stable part of a floor is
usually in the corner.
If the machine is installed on a raised
plinth, it must be secured against slippage during spin using retaining clips
(available from the Miele Spare Parts
Dept).
Installation
Using a pipe wrench turn the lefthand transit bar 90°clockwise.
Lift the machine from its packaging
base and move it to its site. Please
note:
Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
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Installation
Turn the right-hand transit bar
90°clockwise.
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 be perfectly level to
ensure safe and proper operation.
Tighten the counternut using a
screwdriver as indicated.
Building under
To install this appliance under a continuous worktop:
A special conversion kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced
by a cover plate.
To ensure electrical safety the cover
plate must be fitted by a suitably
competent person exactly according
to the fitting instructions included
with the kit.
Incorrect installation may increase
water and electricity consumption.
The rear machine feet are self-levelling.
If necessary adjust the leg levellers on
the front feet as follows:
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.
Washer-Dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with this washing machine. A stacking
kit* is necessary.
All parts marked * are available from
the Miele Spare parts or Sales Department, and from some Miele Dealers.
Unscrew the foot or feet until the machine stands level.
Hold the foot tight using a pipe
wrench.
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Installation
Flush out any residual test
water still in the machine as
follows:
Do not load the machine.
Add a little detergent to compartment j.
Water hardness reminder
The amount of detergent will depend
on various factors including the water
hardness level in your area. Set the
water hardness dial located in the
detergent dispenser box as a reminder.
Switch on the machine.
Select the “COTTONS 60°C” programme.
Press the “Short wash” selector.
This operation will flush out any
residues.
Turn the dial to the relevant setting
using.
(1 = soft, 4 = very hard).
Use the spatula supplied with the machine. It is located at the rear of the dispenser drawer.
If you do not know how hard the water
is in your catchment area, please contact your local water authority.
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Plumbing
Connection to water supply
The water pressure must not exceed 10
bar.
Fitting
If the water pressure is higher than 10
bar it is essential to fit a reducer valve.
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
standard regulations. The German authorities do not require it to have a non-return valve as the washing machine has
been designed to comply with DVGW
regulations (German Association of
Gas and Water Engineers, see data
plate).
The machine is designed to operate
with a minumum water pressure of 1
bar. There is a minimum flow pressure
of 1 bar pressure if 5 litres of water flow
into a suitable container in 15 seconds.
The Miele "Waterproof system" connected between the stopcock and the
machine offers the safest protection
against water leaks.
For the "Waterproof system" to function
correctly, it may only be fitted in the positions shown (see illustrations above).
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
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Plumbing
The connection point is subject to
mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for
leaks. Correct the position of the
washer and union if appropriate.
The "Waterproof system" is NOT suitable for connection to a hot water
supply.
Protection in the event of a leaking
water inlet hose
Leaking water is fed into the sump
through the protective covering which
surrounds the inlet hose as a "second
skin". The float switch switches off the
water supply.
Maintenance
NB. If you intend to unscrew the "Waterproof system" unit from the mains water
supply it is essential that the machine is
first disconnected from the electricity
supply.
The protective sleeve of the hose must
not be damaged (see illustration).
The "Waterproof system" with a hose
length of approx. 4.5 metres is available as an optional extra.
Function
At the heart of this leak protection system there is an electric safety valve,
which works like an automatic stopcock. The Miele "Waterproof system"
protects from water damage in the following cases:
Protection in the event of a leaking
machine
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the appliance. A
float switch switches the safety valve
off electrically, no more water will flow
in.
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Only use a genuine Miele "Waterproof
system" able to withstand pressure of
up to 70 bar, should you ever need a replacement.
In order to protect the water inlet valves
the dirt filter in the solenoid safety valve
connection must not be removed.
Plumbing
Important!
The plastic casing of the water connection contains an electric component.
Do not dip into liquids!
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Plumbing
Connection to the drainage system
Drain hose dimensions:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre.
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 m
The hose must not be kinked as this restricts drainage. The swivel elbow at
the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required with a sharp twist and pull.
Interior diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 mm
Exterior diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 mm
Exterior diameter
of the hooked section . . . . . . . . 32 mm
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 standpipe.
Connected to a plastic drain pipe
with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
Allow the water to drain off into a
floor drain.
If required, the hose can be extended
to a length of 5 m.
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.
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Electrical connection
This machine is supplied ready for connection to an a.c. single phase 230 240 V, 50 Hz supply. The machine is
supplied with a 2 m long mains cable
with moulded plug. The voltage, rated
load and fuse rating are given on the
data plate. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
All electrical work should only be carried out by a suitably competent person, in accordance with national and
local safety regulations.
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and a suitable switched
socket which is easily accessible. For
extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD) with a trip
current of 30 mA.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue = neutral
Brown = live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in 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.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should 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 is that of the coloured insert
in the base of the plug, or the colour
that is embossed in words in the base
of the plug (as applicable to the design
of plug fitted). The correct fuse rating of
the replacement fuses that are ASTA
approved to BS 1362 should be fitted.
Replacement fuse covers may be purchased from your local electrical suppliers, or Miele Service Agent.
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Programmable functions
The following programmable functions
can be activated by the user.
D
A function stays programmed in memory until it is cancelled.
Programme lock prevents a wash programme being changed from another,
e.g. by children playing.
This also applies to the additional option selections, and prevents unplanned opening of the door.
A
High water level
Where rinse results are particularly important.
Effective for the rinses in programmes:
– COTTONS
– MINIMUM IRON
– QUICK WASH 40°C
B
Extra rinse for Cottons
programmes
For soft water areas (water hardness
range 1).
Where rinse results are particularly important in soft water areas an extra
rinse can be selected as well as high
water level.
C
Gentle action
For gentle washing of slightly soiled
items. Drum movement is reduced.
The “Gentle action” function is available for COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON
and QUICK WASH 40°C.
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Programme Lock
(Child safety feature)
The washing machine ignores any
changes after the first three minutes of
starting the programme, i.e. if the programme selector switch is set to a different setting or an additional programme is selected.
– The “On” light starts flashing
Once the programme selector switch is
turned back to its original position the
“On” light stops flashing.
To change a programme:
Turn the programme selector switch
to “Finish/Start”.
The programme sequence indicator
lamps start flashing in succession after
approx. 30 seconds.
You can select a different programme
as soon as only the “On” light lights up.
Programmable functions
To switch on the programmable functions:
N.B.:
First switch off the machine, close the door, release all pushbutton switches
and set the programme selector switch to “Finish/Start”.
Steps 2 to 4 must be carried out within 25 Seconds:
Step 1:
Press in the “Soak”
and “Short wash”
buttons.
Step 2:
Press in the “I-ON/0Off” button.
Step 3:
Release the “Soak”
button.
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Programmable functions
Step 4:
Release the “Short
wash” button.
The “ON” LED will now
light up and the “Main
wash” light flashes.
Step 5: Select the programmable function required.
Programmable function:
A High water level
Continue with Step 6 to activate
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turn programme
selector to:
SEPARATE RINSE
Programmable functions
turn programme
selector to :
Drain
Programmable function:
B Extra Rinse
Continue with Step 6 to activate
turn programme
selector to:
QUICK WASH 40°C
Programmable function:
C Programme
locking
Continue with Step 6 to activate
turn the programme
selector to:
DELICATES 50°C
Programmable function:
D Gentle action
Continue with Step 6 to activate
Step 6: activate
Then:
Step 7:
Press and release the “Short wash” button 4 times
(i.e. twice in and twice out)
if activated: LED “Rinses 1-2” lights up
if cancelled: LED “Rinses 1-2” goes out
to store in memory: press in the “I-ON/0-OFF
button.
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Programmable functions
To check the programmable
function
Carry out Steps 1 to 5.
If the LED light “Rinses 1-2” lights up,
the relevant programmable function is
activated.
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” button. This
finishes the check of the programmable function.
To cancel the programmable
function:
Proceed as for “Switching on a programmable function”.
Step 1 to Step 6 inclusive.
With step 6 the programmable function
can be cancelled.
The indicator light “Rinse 1-2” goes out
again.
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” button.
The programmable function is cancelled from memory.
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Consumption data
Normal Programmes
Load
(without any additional options or
programmable functions)
Consumption data
COTTONS 95°C
5 kg
Electricity: 1.75 KWh
Water: 61 l
Time: 1 h 52 mins
COTTONS 60°C *
5 kg
Electricity: 1.00 KWh
Water: 58 l
Time: 1 h 46 mins
COTTONS 40°C
5 kg
Electricity: 0.50 KWh
Water: 58 l
Time: 1 h 36 mins
MINIMUM IRON 40°C
2,5 kg
Electricity: 0.45 KWh
Water: 65 l
Time: 1 h 21 mins
DELICATES-SYNTHETICS 30°C
1 kg
Electricity: 0.40 KWh
Water: 75 l
Zeit: 58 min
WOOL 30°C
1 kg
Electricity: 0.2 KWh
Water: 60 l
Time: 46 mins
* Acc. to EN 60456
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given as a result of water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type of
load, volume, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional functions
selected.
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Technical data
Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
85 cm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59.5 cm
Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 cm
Depth with door open . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97 cm
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
103 kg
Max. floor load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 kg dry laundry
Connected load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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
Electrically suppressed according to .
DIN EN 60555/VDE 0838
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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s. Data plate
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