Miele G 689 Plus Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for dishwashers
It is essential to read the operating and
installation instructions before
installing, commissioning or using the
machine, to avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 05 714 450
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Appliance overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Energy saving washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using the appliance for the first time you require: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Child safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filling the salt reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Salt indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rinse aid indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting the rinse aid dosage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Flap up rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Positioning rail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Adjusting the upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Variable inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To remove an insert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To fit an insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hinged spike insert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Vario insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Bottle holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cutlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Items not suitable for dishwashers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Operating the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Programme sequence indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Time display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Light ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Switching off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Changing a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
"Top Solo" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Delay start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Drying fan running time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Unloading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cleaning the filters in the wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cleaning the spray arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Cleaning the wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cleaning the door and the door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cleaning the control panel and door front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Solving problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Cleaning the water inlet filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Comparison tests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Guide to the appliance
Appliance overview
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1
Upper spray arm (not visible)
7
Four height adjustable screw feet
2
Cutlery tray
(depending on model)
8
Filter combination
9
Salt reservoir
3
Upper basket
4
Water feed for middle spray arm
5
Middle spray arm
6
Lower spray arm
10
Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
11
Rinse aid reservoir
(with dosage selector)
12
Data Plate
Guide to the appliance
Control panel
13
"On/Off" button
19
"Top Solo" button
14
Time display
20
"Start" button
15
Programme sequence display
21
Child safety lock
16
Check/Refill indicators
22
Door release
17
Programme selector switch with
light ring
23
Ventilation outlet for drying fan
18
Delay start buttons
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Warning and Safety instructions
Installation
This appliance conforms to current
safety requirements. Inappropriate
use can however lead to personal
injury and damage to property.
Read the operating instructions
carefully before starting to use this
appliance. This way you will prevent
the risk of accidents and damage to
the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place for future reference, and pass
them on to any future user.
Correct usage
This dishwasher is intended exclusively for cleaning domestic crockery and cutlery in a domestic household. Using it for purposes other than
those for which it was designed, as well
as any alterations or conversions to the
machine would be unauthorised and
could cause harm. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper or incorrect use
of the appliance.
Delivery
Before setting up the machine
check it for any externally visible
damage. Under no circumstances
should you use a damaged machine. A
damaged machine is dangerous.
Please ensure that the packaging
material is offered for recycling.
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The dishwasher must be installed
and connected in compliance with
the installation instructions.
The electrical socket must be easily accessible after the dishwasher
has been installed.
In order to ensure stability, built-under and integrated dishwashers
must only be installed under a continuous worktop which is secured to adjacent cabinetry.
The dishwasher must not be installed under a hob. The high radiant temperatures which are sometimes
generated by a hob could damage the
dishwasher.
Do not connect the dishwasher to
the mains supply until it has been
installed.
Check that the voltage, frequency
and fuse rating shown on the data
plate match the household mains supply.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the appliance and an effective earthing system. It is most important that this basic
safety requirement is tested and where
there is any doubt, the electrical system
in the house is checked by a qualified
electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Warning and Safety instructions
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out by a suitably qualified engineer.
A damaged machine is dangerous.
Switch off at the mains and call
your Miele supplier or the Miele Service
Department.
The plastic housing of the water
connection contains an electrical
component. The housing must therefore
not be dipped in water.
There are live wires in the water inlet hose. Never cut the water inlet
hose, even if it is too long.
For safety reasons do not operate
this appliance on an extension cable. (Danger of overheating).
Daily use
Do not use solvents in the dishwasher. Danger of explosion.
Water in the dishwasher must not
be used as drinking water. This water is not drinking water.
Avoid inhalation of powder detergents. Do not ingest dishwasher
detergent! Dishwasher detergents contain irritant or corrosive ingredients.
They can cause burning in the nose,
mouth and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Consult a doctor immediately if detergent has been swallowed or
inhaled.
Do not sit or lean on the opened
door. This could cause the dishwasher to tip and be damaged and you
could get injured.
In an appliance with a cutlery basket (depending on model) cutlery
is cleaned and dried more efficiently if
placed in the basket with the handles
downwards. However, to avoid the risk
of injury place cutlery with sharp points
with the handles upwards.
Only use detergents formulated for
domestic dishwashers. Do not use
washing-up liquid.
Only use rinse aid formulated for
domestic dishwashers.
Only use special coarse grained
dishwasher salt for reactivation.
Do not use other salts such as cooking
salt, agricultural grade or gritting salt.
These may contain insoluble additives
which can impair the functioning of the
water softener.
Plastic items which cannot withstand being washed in hot water,
such as disposable plastic containers,
or plastic cutlery and crockery should
not be cleaned in the dishwasher. The
high temperatures in the dishwasher
may cause them to melt or lose shape.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Take care on dishwashers with a
visible heater element
(depending on model)
Do not touch the heating element
during or directly after the end of a
programme. It will be hot. Danger of
burning!
Some plastic items could melt or
catch fire if they were to come into
contact with the heating element.
Therefore always place plastic items or
any other items which may not be completely heat resistant in the upper basket and ensure they cannot drop down
onto the heater element.
Any items which are too small to be
lodged securely in the upper basket
should not be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Safety with children
Do not allow children to play in or
around the dishwasher, or to operate it. There is a danger that children
playing might shut themselves in the
dishwasher.
Keep children away from detergents. Dishwasher detergents contain irritant or corrosive ingredients.
They can cause burning in the mouth,
nose and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Consult a doctor immediately if your child has swallowed or inhaled
detergent.
To avoid the danger of children
coming into contact with the dishwasher detergent: only add detergent
just before starting the programme and
close the door, activating the child
safety lock (depending on model).
Keep children away from the dishwasher when the door is open. There
could still be detergent residues in the
cabinet.
To ensure children do not come
into contact with detergent on
models with the "Delay start" option
make sure the dispenser is dry before
adding detergent. Wipe dry if necessary. Detergent will clog if poured into a
damp dispenser and may not be thoroughly dispersed. If the door is open at
the end of a programme, children may
come into contact with this residue.
To avoid machine and material
damage
Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir
with powder or liquid detergent.
This will cause serious damage to the
reservoir.
Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dishwasher detergent always leads to serious damage to the water softener.
Make sure you have picked up the correct packet of dishwasher salt before
filling the salt reservoir!
Do not use commercial or industrial
detergents as these may damage
material and there is a risk of severe
chemical reaction.
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Warning and Safety instructions
The Miele Waterproof System offers
protection from water damage, provided the following conditions are met:
– The dishwasher is correctly installed
and plumbed in.
– The dishwasher is properly maintained and parts are replaced where
it can be seen that this is necessary.
– The stopcock has been turned off
when the appliance is not used for a
longer period of time (e.g. during holidays).
,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.
Disposal of your old appliance
When disposing of an old dishwasher first make it unusable. Disconnect, cut off the cable and the plug
from the cable. Make the door lock inoperative by unscrewing 2 cross-slotted
screws, so that children cannot accidentally shut themselves in. Make appropriate arrangements for the disposal
of the appliance.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
Repairs and maintenance
Repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
engineers in accordance with local and
national safety requirements. Repairs
and other work by unqualified persons
could be dangerous.
Always disconnect the appliance
from the electrical supply for maintenance work (switch off at wall socket
and remove the plug, or remove the
screw out fuse in countries where this is
applicable).
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure that they are
recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential
recycling schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. See the appropriate section in the Warning and Safety instructions.
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is exceptionally economical in its use of water and electricity. You can make the most of your appliance by following these tips:
^ If your household water system is
suitable, this dishwasher can be connected to a hot water supply, for further economies.
Although all stages of the wash then
take place with hot water, savings are
made in:
- the use of primary energy,
- costs,
- programme running times.
If, however, your water is heated by
electricity we would still recommend
connection to cold water.
^ For most economical dishwashing
make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher.
^ Choose the programme to suit the
type of crockery being washed and
the degree of soiling.
^ The "Top Solo" function should only
be selected for washing very small
loads of crockery (see "Additional options").
^ Select the Economy programme for
energy-saving dishwashing.
^ Use the correct amounts of detergent.
^ Use only 2/3 of the given dosage if
baskets are only half full.
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Before using for the first time
Before using the appliance for
the first time you require:
– approx. 2 litres of water,
– approx. 2 kg dishwasher reactivation
salt,
– domestic dishwasher detergent,
– rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers.
The dishwasher is fitted with a water
softener sensor. This automatically
sets the water softener unit for the
local water hardness level.
Every dishwasher is tested at the
factory.
There will be residual water in the
appliance from this test. It is not an
indication that it has been previously
used.
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Before using for the first time
To open the door
Child safety lock
The yellow key for the child safety
lock is on one of the spikes at the
front of the upper basket.
Remove the key before switching on
the dishwasher and keep it in a safe
place away from the dishwasher.
^ Press the release catch inside the
door grip and pull forward.
If the door is opened during operation
all functions are automatically interrupted.
To close the door
^ Push the baskets right in, lift the door
and push until it clicks into position.
To prevent children opening the dishwasher door during operation, use the
key to lock the door:
Horizontal setting:
The door is locked.
Vertical setting:
The door can be opened.
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Before using for the first time
Filling the salt reservoir
In order to achieve good cleaning results, the dishwasher needs to operate
with soft water. Hard water results in the
build-up of calcium deposits on crockery and in the dishwasher.
Mains water with a hardness level
higher than 0.7 mmol/l (4° d – German
scale) needs to be softened.
This takes place automatically in the integrated water softener. The water softener must be filled with dishwasher salt
for reactivation.
,Only use special coarse grained
dishwasher salt for reactivation. Do
not use other salts such as cooking
salt, agricultural grade or gritting
salt. These may contain insoluble
additives which can impair the functioning of the water softener.
^ Remove the lower basket and unscrew the salt reservoir cap.
^ Fill the reservoir with approx. 2 litres
of water (first use).
^ Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
If the water in your area is very soft
and constantly lower than 0.7 mmol/l
(4 °d) you do not need to add dishwasher salt.
Important: Before filling the salt reservoir with dishwasher salt for the
first time, you must fill it with approx.
2 litres of water to enable the salt to
dissolve. Once the dishwasher has
been used, there is always sufficient
water in the reservoir.
^ Place the funnel provided over the
salt reservoir and carefully fill with salt
until the reservoir is full. The salt reservoir holds approx. 2 kg of salt depending on the brand used.
,Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dishwasher detergent always leads to
serious damage to the water softener. Make sure you have picked up
the correct packet of dishwasher salt
before filling the salt reservoir!
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Before using for the first time
As the salt reservoir is filled, displaced
water will overflow.
^ Clean any excess salt from around
the reservoir opening and then screw
the cap on again firmly.
^ Run the "Pre-wash" programme immediately to remove any traces of
salt water from the cabinet.
Salt indicator
The salt indicator light comes on to notify you that the reservoir is empty.
^ The reservoir should then be refilled
with dishwasher salt for reactivation.
(See: Filling the salt reservoir).
After the reservoir has been filled, the
water softener is automatically reactivated the next time the dishwasher is
run. The salt indicator light may still be
illuminated during this process. It will
go out once the salt concentration has
reached the correct level.
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Note
If the water in your area is very soft and
constantly lower than 0.7 mmol (4 °d)
you do not need to add salt to the reservoir. The salt indicator light, however,
will still come on, but should be ignored.
(See "After sales service" for definition
of "PC").
Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Adding rinse aid
Rinse aid is necessary to ensure water
does not cling and leave marks on
crockery during the drying phase.
Rinse aid is poured into the storage reservoir and the amount set is dispensed
automatically.
,Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with powder or liquid dishwasher detergent always causes serious damage to the reservoir. Only
pour rinse aid formulated for domestic dishwashers into the reservoir.
Alternatively, it is possible to use
– Household vinegar with a max. 5%
acid content
^ Press the button in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
or
– Liquid citric acid up to 50% acid
content.
The resulting rinsing and drying quality
will not, however, be as good as when
rinse aid is used.
,Do not use vinegar with a higher
acid content (e.g. vinegar essence
25% acid). This must not be used as
its use would damage the dishwasher.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
The Rinse aid indicator light on the fascia comes on when the rinse aid reservoir needs to be replenished.
^ Add rinse aid only until it is visible on
the surface of the filter in the
opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds approx.
130 ml.
^ Close the flap firmly so that it clicks
into place. Otherwise water would enter the rinse aid reservoir during a
programme.
^ Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occuring during the next programme.
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When the light comes on the reservoir
still contains sufficient rinse aid for 2 - 3
programmes.
^ Add rinse aid in plenty of time.
Before using for the first time
Setting the rinse aid dosage
The dosage selector has settings from
1-6. It is set to "3" (3 ml) at the factory.
Approx. 3 ml of rinse aid are then used
per programme. This is a recommended setting.
If spots appear on crockery and glassware:
^ Use a higher setting.
If clouding or smearing appears on
crockery and glassware:
^ Use a lower setting.
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Loading the dishwasher
Note
^ Remove coarse food residues from
crockery.
There is no need to rinse items under
running water.
,Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, lubricating grease
or paint in the dishwasher. Ash does
not dissolve and is distributed in the
wash cabinet. Wax, sand, lubricating
grease and paint cause damage to
the dishwasher.
Crockery can be loaded anywhere in
the baskets, but the following notes
should be observed:
^ Do not place crockery and cutlery inside other pieces where they may be
concealed.
^ Load the crockery so that water can
access all surfaces. This ensures that
it is properly cleaned.
^ Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
^ Hollow items such as cups, glasses,
pans, etc. must be inverted in the
basket.
^ Tall, narrow, hollow items, e.g. champagne glasses, should be placed in
the centre of the basket to ensure
better water coverage.
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^ Deep based items should be placed
at an angle so that water can run off
them freely.
^ The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall or hang
through the baskets.
If in doubt, test for free movement by
manually rotating the spray arms.
^ Make sure that small items do not fall
through the holders in the baskets.
Small items, e.g. lids, should therefore be placed in the cutlery tray or
cutlery basket.
Some foodstuffs may contain natural
dyes, e.g. carrots, tomatoes or
ketchup. Plastic items in the dishwasher may discolour if large quantities of these foodstuffs find their
way into the appliance on the crockery. The stability of plastic items is
not affected by this discolouration.
When the dishwasher is being
loaded food and drink residue may
drip onto the sides of the dishwasher door.
These surfaces are outside the wash
cabinet and are not accessed by
water from the spray arms.
Food residue should therefore be
wiped away before the dishwasher
door is closed.
Loading the dishwasher
Upper basket
Note for "Top Solo"
If a wash programme has been selected with the additional function "Top
Solo", all crockery must be loaded in
the upper basket and cutlery tray.
If your dishwasher has a cutlery basket
then cutlery should be placed in the
cutlery basket with plenty of space between items.
For small, lightweight, delicate items
such as cups, saucers, glasses, dessert bowls, etc.
Shallow saucepans or casserole dishes
can also be placed in the upper basket.
As the middle spray arms also directs
water downwards, it is possible to wash
lightly soiled plates (with a large diameter) and serving platters in the lower
basket, however plenty of space must
be left in between items. Do not wash
dishes, bowls or other hollow containers when using this function.
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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Flap up rack
Positioning rail (depending on model)
To make room for tall items raise the
rack upwards.
The positioning rail can be flipped over
to the middle of the basket for easy
sorting and removing of crockery.
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Loading the dishwasher
Adjusting the upper basket
In order to gain more space for taller
pieces of crockery in the bottom or upper basket, the upper basket can be
adjusted on three levels with 2 cm between each level.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. Ensure however, that the basket can be inserted smoothly into the
cabinet. It is best to adjust the basket
before loading it.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Upper
basket
level
Plate Ø in cm
Upper
basket
Lower
basket
Top
15
30
Middle
17
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Bottom
19
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^ Pull out the upper basket.
^ Pull upwards on the levers at either
side of the upper basket.
^ Adjust the basket to the desired
height.
^ Then push the levers securely back
down into position.
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Loading the dishwasher
Lower basket
Height limitation
For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, saucepans,
bowls, etc.
Glasses and small items such as saucers can also be placed in the lower
basket.
The stay at the front of the upper basket
determines the max. height permissible
for items placed in the lower basket to
ensure they do not impede the movement of the middle spray arm.
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Loading the dishwasher
Variable inserts
A variety of inserts are available for washing crockery in the lower basket.
To remove an insert
^ Pull upwards by the handle to remove.
To fit an insert
^ Fit the insert into the lower basket
with the hooks going under the long
cross piece as illustrated.
^ Press down on the handle until the insert is securely held in position.
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Hinged spike insert
The spike insert is used for washing
plates and saucers.
^ The hinged spike insert fits in the
area marked white at the back right
hand side of the bottom basket.
Both sides of the rear section of the
spiked insert can be lowered to make
more room for large items, e.g. pots,
pans and dishes.
^ Press the yellow lever downwards
and then fold the spikes towards the
middle of the basket.
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Loading the dishwasher
Vario insert
The vario insert is used for washing
cups, glasses, plates, bowls and pots.
^ The cup rack can be raised to make
more room for tall items.
^ Stem glassware e.g. wine glasses,
champagne flutes and Cognac
glasses can be leaned against the
cup rack or suspended from it.
^ The vario insert fits in the area
marked white in the left hand side of
the bottom basket.
^ To lower the cup rack first raise it
slightly upwards.
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Loading the dishwasher
Bottle holder
The bottle holder, e.g. for milk and baby
bottles, can be fitted in the lower basket
in the area marked white in the illustration. However, do not place a bottle
holder in the corners. Water will not be
able to access the bottles properly and
they will not get clean.
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Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery
For best results cutlery should be
grouped in zones, one for knives, one
for forks, one for spoons, etc.This
makes unloading much easier.
Spoon heads should be placed in contact with at least one of the serrated retainers on the base of the cutlery tray to
ensure that water runs off them freely.
Place the blades of knives and the
prongs of forks between the holders.
Spoons, on the other hand, should be
placed with the handles between the
holders.
Longer items such as soup ladles, cake
slices, mixing spoons and long knives
should be placed lengthwise in the indentation in the middle of the cutlery
tray.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big
(e.g. cake slices).
The cutlery tray insert is removable.
If spoon handles do not fit between the
holders then lay them the other way
round making sure that the head of the
spoon is in contact with the support on
the bottom of the tray.
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Loading the dishwasher
Items not suitable for
dishwashers:
– Wooden cutlery and crockery or
items with wooden parts: these may
discolour and fade. The glue used in
these items is not dishwasher-proof
and wooden handles may come
loose after being washed in a dishwasher.
– Craft items, antiques, valuable vases
and decorative glassware are also
not suitable for dishwashers.
– Plastic items which are not heat resistant. The high temperatures in the
dishwasher may cause them to melt
or lose shape.
– Copper, brass, tin and aluminium
items may discolour or become matt.
– Colours painted over a glaze may
fade after a number of washes.
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing. Do not wash
glassware containing lead crystal in
a dishwasher.
We recommend:
– When purchasing new crockery and
cutlery, make sure they are dishwasher-proof.
– There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware. When in doubt,
wash glassware by hand.
– If delicate glassware is washed in the
dishwasher ensure that only very low
temperatures are used (see
programme chart). This will reduce
the risk of clouding.
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Please note
Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may still be damp or spotted at the end of a programme, where
water has not run off smoothly. It may
need rubbing dry with a soft cloth. Silver treated in a silver immersion dip is
usually dry at the end of a programme
but may discolour.
Silver which has been in contact with
foods containing sulphur can discolour.
These include egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, pulses, fish, fish brine
and marinades.
,Aluminium components (e.g. a
grease filter) must not be cleaned
with caustic alkaline commercial or
industrial cleaning agents. These
may damage material, or in extreme
cases, cause severe chemical reaction. See section "Adding detergent"
for information on suitable detergents.
Operating the dishwasher
Detergent
,Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers. Do not
use washing up liquid.
^ You can use conventional powder detergent, tablets or liquid dishwasher
detergent.
Refer to the dosing instructions given
by the manufacturer on the packaging.
^ Put powder or liquid detergent into
the dispenser compartment.
^ Detergent tablets should only be put
into compartment II if this is recommended by the manufacturer.
If the manufacturer recommends inserting tablets in the cutlery basket
do not do so. Instead place them on
the inside of the door or directly into
the wash cabinet to help them dissolve properly.
Detergent manufacturers give the required amount of detergent for a particular programme on their packaging.
^ Use at least 30 ml of detergent for a
full load in the following programmes:
- Intensive,
- Universal plus,
- Universal,
- Normal,
- Economy.
If the manufacturer recommends a
larger amount of detergent, use the
amount recommended.
Failure to dispense the recommended amount of detergent may
impair cleaning results.
If you are using 2 in 1 or 3 in 1 combination tablets, please continue to
replenish the salt and rinse aid reservoirs as described in this booklet.
Otherwise the cleaning and drying
performance of the machine may
deteriorate over time.
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Operating the dishwasher
Adding detergent
,Avoid inhalation of powder detergents and do not ingest dishwasher detergent! Dishwasher detergents contain irritant or corrosive
ingredients. They can cause burning
in the nose, mouth and throat if swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Consult a
doctor immediately if detergent has
been swallowed or inhaled. Keep
children away from detergents and
from the dishwasher when the door
is open. There could still be detergent residues in the cabinet. To
avoid the danger of children coming
into contact with the dishwasher detergent only add detergent just before starting the programme and
close the door, activating the child
safety lock.
^ Press the opening catch on the detergent dispenser. The flap will spring
open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
programme.
It is essential to follow the instructions given in the programme chart
at the end of the operating instructions.
For information
Compartment I holds max. 20 ml,
Compartment II holds max. 70 ml.
There are markings in compartment II
to assist with dispensing. The marks indicate a level of approx. 20, 25, 30 ml
when the door is open in a horizontal
position.
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^ Add the required amount of detergent and close the flap.
^ Ensure that the detergent package is
properly sealed after use. Otherwise
the detergent can lose its effectiveness.
Operating the dishwasher
Programme selection
"Energy Save" programme
Choose your programme according to
the type of load and how dirty it is.
A hot water intake (temperature of the
incoming water) of at least 45 °C and
max. 60 °C is necessary for this
programme.
In most cases this will be a Universal
programme or a Universal plus
programme.
These programmes are ideally suited to
everyday mixed loads with varying degrees of soiling.
The different programmes and their
uses are described in the programme
chart at the end of this booklet.
The additional function "Top Solo" can
be selected with each programme. See
"Additional functions/Top Solo" for more
details.
^ Use this programme for lightly to
normally soiled dishes.
Water is not heated up for the wash
programme.
Only approx. 0.10 kWh of electricity is
used during this cycle.
As water is not heated, the drying results may not match those of other
programmes.
The higher the temperature of the intake water, the better the cleaning and
drying results.
Open the door of the dishwasher at the
end of the programme to speed up the
drying process.
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Operating the dishwasher
Switching on
^ Make sure the spray arms are not obstructed.
^ Close the door.
^ Open the stopcock, if it is closed.
^ Press the "On/Off" button (13).
The additonal options "Delay start" or
"Top Solo" can now be selected if
wished (see "Additional options").
^ Press the "Start" button (20).
The programme cycle begins. The
"Start" indicator light (20) comes on.
The "Start" indicator light (20) will flash.
Starting a programme
^ When selecting a programme, refer
to the programme chart at the end of
the operating instructions.
^ Turn the programme selector (17)
clockwise or anti-clockwise to the required programme.
The running time of the selected
programme appears in the time display
(14) in hours and minutes.
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Do not finish a programme prematurely. Important programme stages
(e. g. reactivating the water softener)
could be omitted.
Operating the dishwasher
Programme sequence
indicator lights (15)
After a programme has been started
the current stage of the programme is
indicated by the programme sequence
indicator lights.
Time display (14)
The running time of the programme selected shows in hours and minutes in
the time display before a programme is
started. During a programme the time
left until the end of the programme is
displayed. The "Time left" indicator light
next to the time display lights up.
Light ring (17)
The light ring will come on when you
switch the dishwasher on and will go
out at the end of a programme. It will
come on again if the programme selector is turned to "Stop" or the door is
opened and then closed again.
If the "Delay Start" function is activated
the light ring will go out 10 minutes after
you have set the delay start time.
If one of the buttons on the control
panel is pressed or the programme selector is turned during the delay start
period the light ring will come on again
for 10 minutes.
The time displayed in the time display
may vary with the same programme.
This is partly because of the water inlet
temperature at each intake and partly
because of the soiling level and amount
of crockery.
When the dishwasher is first switched
on the display shows an average time
value for a cold water intake.
Values shown in the programme chart
refer to standard test loads and temperatures.
Each time a programme is run the electronic unit takes into account the new
conditions and calculates the time required. This new figure is then displayed when this programme is next
selected.
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Operating the dishwasher
At the end of a programme
Switching off
A programme has finished when no indicator lights are illuminated in the
programme sequence display (17) and
a 0 shows in the time display (14).
At the end of a programme:
The dishwasher can now be opened
and unloaded (see "Unloading the dishwasher").
For safety’s sake it is advisable to always switch the dishwasher off if you
do not wish to start another programme
immediately.
^ Turn the programme selector (17) to
the "Stop" position.
The "Start" indicator light (20) will flash.
^ Press the "On/Off" button (13).
The "Start" indicator light (20) goes out.
The dishwasher continues to use
electricity until switched off using the
"On/Off" button.
If the dishwasher is not to be used for a
longer period of time, e. g. whilst on
holiday, the stopcock should be turned
off.
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Operating the dishwasher
Interrupting a programme
A programme is interrupted as soon as
the door is opened.
If the door is closed again, the
programme will continue from the point
it was at before the door was opened.
,Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door if absolutely
necessary and exercise extreme
caution when doing so. Before closing the door again, leave it ajar for
approx. 20 secs. This will enable the
temperature in the wash cabinet to
settle. Close the door firmly making
sure that it clicks into place.
Changing a programme
Important:
If the detergent dispenser flap has
already opened, do not change the
programme.
If a programme has already started and
you wish to change it proceed as follows:
^ Turn the programme selector (17) to
the "Stop" position.
^ Leave the programme selector (17) in
this position for at least one second.
^ Then turn the programme selector
(17) to the programme you wish to
use.
^ Select additional function "Delay
Start" or "Top Solo" again if wished
(see "Additional functions").
^ Press the "Start" button (20).
The programme cycle begins.
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Operating the dishwasher
Additional options
"Top Solo" (19)
The "Top Solo" additional function is
recommended when there is only a
small amount of crockery and cutlery to
clean. With this function the majority of
the water is directed to the top and
middle spray arms in the dishwasher.
This means that the water jets are
aimed at items in the upper basket and
the cutlery tray if the dishwasher has
one.
As the middle spray arm also directs
water downwards, lightly soiled plates
or platters can be placed in the bottom
basket, and cutlery may be placed in
the cutlery basket if there are large
spaces between items. Do not place
dishes, bowls or other hollow containers in the bottom basket.
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Because smaller amounts of crockery
are being washed the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer can be reduced to approx. 2/3 of
the total amount for the full load. Make
sure, however, when reducing the
amount dispensed that the cleaning result is not affected.
Using "Top Solo" will also save water
and energy.
For example, if using this function with
the "Economy" programme only 11
litres of water and approx. 0.75 kWh of
electricity are used.
The "Top Solo" function can be selected
with all programmes.
Operating the dishwasher
^ Switch the dishwasher on using the
"On/Off" button (13).
The "Start" indicator light (20) will flash.
^ Turn the programme selector (17)
clockwise or anti-clockwise to the required programme.
The running time of the selected
programme appears in the time display
(14) in hours and minutes.
^ Press the "Top Solo" button (19).
The "Top Solo" indicator light (19) will
come on.
The running time of the selected
programme changes in the time display
(14). The electronic unit is taking the
additional function "Top Solo" into account.
The "Delay Start" function can now be
selected (see next page).
^ Press the "Start" button (20).
The programme cycle begins. The
"Start" (20), "Pre-wash" or "Main wash"
(15) and "Top Solo" (19) indicator lights
will come on.
The additional function is deleted from
memory at the end of the programme
cycle.
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Operating the dishwasher
Delay start (18)
The starting time of a programme can
be delayed, e.g. to benefit from economy rates of electricity. A delay start
time of between 30 minutes and 24
hours can be selected.
With a delay start time of between 30
minutes and 9 hours 30 minutes the delay is set in 30 minute stages. For 10
hours or more it is set in one hour
stages.
^ Switch the dishwasher on using the
"On/Off" button (13).
The "Start" indicator light (20) will flash.
^ Turn the programme selector (17)
clockwise or anti-clockwise to the required programme.
The running time of the selected
programme appears in the time display
(14) in hours and minutes. The "Time
left" indicator light next to the time display (14) will light up and the "Start" (20)
indicator light will flash.
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^ Press button $ or & (18).
The last delay start time used will show
in the time display (14). The "Time left"
indicator light (14) goes out and the
"Delay start" indicator light (18) comes
on.
^ Press button $ or & (18), to reduce
or increase the delay start time. If the
button is kept pressed in the time will
automatically increase or decrease.
The "Top Solo" function can now be selected (see previous page).
Operating the dishwasher
^ Press the "Start" button (20).
The "Start" indicator light (20) comes
on, and the light ring goes out 10 minutes later. If one of the buttons on the
control panel is pressed or the
programme selector is turned during
the delay start period the light ring will
come on again for 10 minutes.
The time starts counting down until the
programme start time. The delay time
counts down in 1 hour steps for delay
start periods of over 10 hours, and in
minutes for periods under 10 hours.
At the end of the delay period the selected programme begins automatically. The time left for a programme to
run then shows in the display, the "Delay Start" indicator light goes out and
the "Time left" indicator light and the
light ring come on.
How the delay start time is shown in
the time display:
up to 59 minutes:
e.g. 30 minutes = 30
When using the "Delay Start" function, make sure that the compartment is dry before adding detergent.
Wipe dry with a cloth if necessary.
Do not use liquid detergent when
selecting "Delay Start" as it may run
out of the compartment before the
programme starts.
Starting a programme before the delay start period has elapsed:
A programme can be started before the
delay start period has elapsed. Proceed as follows:
^ Turn the programme selector (17) to
the "Stop" position.
^ Leave the selector in this position for
at least one second.
The "Delay Start" indicator light (18)
goes out.
^ Then turn the programme selector
(17) to the programme you wish to
use.
between 1 hour and 9 hours 30 minutes:
e.g. 5 hours = 5.00
If the "Top Solo" function had been selected, then you will need to select it
again.
10 hours and over:
e.g. 15 hours = 15^
^ Press the "Start" button (20).
,To prevent children coming into
The programme cycle begins. The
"Start" indicator light (20) comes on.
contact with dishwasher detergent
only fill the detergent dispenser immediately before starting the
programme, i.e. before pressing the
"Start/Stop" button, and activate the
child safety lock.
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Operating the dishwasher
Drying fan running time
During the drying phase, as long as the
door of the dishwasher remains closed,
moist air is expelled through the ventilation outlet for the drying fan. The drying
fan running time can be increased to
avoid the risk of damage to a worktop
fitted above the dishwasher. If this option is selected, the fan will continue to
run for approx. 14 minutes after the end
of a programme.
Activating and deactivating increased drying fan running time:
^ Switch the dishwasher off using the
"On/Off" button.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
"Stop" position.
^ Press $ and "Start" in and whilst doing so switch the dishwasher on using the "On/Off" button. Then release
these buttons.
^ Turn the programme selector to the "9
o’clock" position.
The following values will show in the
display:
– 90: the fan running time is not increased,
– 91: The fan running time is increased
^ Press the "Top Solo" button to change
the setting.
The value in the display will change accordingly.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
"Stop" position.
A P and 2 digits will appear in the time
display.
^ Press the "Start" button.
SP for save will appear in the time display.
^ Press the "Start" button again.
A P and two digits will appear in the
time display.
The "Salt" indicator light will flash.
The fan running time change is now
stored in memory.
If this is not the case the process must
be repeated.
^ Switch the dishwasher off using the
"On/Off" button.
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The "Start" indicator light will flash.
Operating the dishwasher
Unloading 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.
^ If you open the door fully after switching off, the dishes will cool much
faster.
^ First unload the lower basket, then
the upper basket and cutlery tray.
This will prevent water drops from the
upper basket and cutlery tray from
falling onto the dishes in the lower
basket.
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Cleaning and care
Check your dishwasher regularly
(approx. every 4 - 6 months). This
way faults and problems can be
avoided.
Cleaning the filters in the wash
cabinet
The filter combination in the base of the
wash cabinet retains coarse soil from
the suds solution, preventing it accessing the circulation system and re-entering the cabinet through the spray arms.
,The dishwasher must not be
^ Turn the handle anti-clockwise to release the filter combination.
used without all the filters in place.
Collection of coarse soil may cause the
filters to clog. The level of soiling and
time it takes before the filters need
cleaning will vary depending on household. See "Check Filter" indicator light.
^ Before cleaning the filters switch the
dishwasher off.
^ Lift the filter combination out of the
dishwasher. Remove any coarse particles and rinse the filter under running water. Use a nylon brush if necessary.
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Cleaning and care
To clean the underside of the filter, the
flap must be opened:
^ Pull back the yellow clip to do this.
^ Rinse all parts under running water,
using a nylon brush if necessary.
^ Then close the flap so that the clip
engages. Important: After cleaning
make sure that the clip has properly
engaged.
^ Replace the filter combination so that
it lies flat in the base of the wash cabinet.
^ Secure the filter by turning the handle
in a clockwise direction.
,Take care when you are fitting
the filter combination that it is secured in position correctly. Otherwise coarse soil could get into the
circulation system and cause a
blockage.
"Check Filter" indicator light
The "Check Filter" indicator light comes
on after every 40 programme cycles. It
serves as a reminder to check the filters
in the wash cabinet.
Check the filter combination whenever
the "Check Filter" indicator light comes
on, and clean if necessary.
The "Check Filter" indicator light will
also go out when the dishwasher is
switched off.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms
^ Remove the lower basket.
Particles of food can get stuck in the
spray arm jets and bearings. The spray
arms should therefore be inspected
and cleaned regularly (approx. every
4 - 6 months).
^ Switch the dishwasher off beforehand.
Remove the spray arms as follows:
^ Take out the cutlery tray.
^ Press the top spray arm upwards to
engage the inner ratchet. Then unscrew the spray arm.
^ Lift up the middle spray arm b to engage the ratchet. Then unscrew the
spray arm b.
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly upwards to remove it.
^ Use a pointed object to push food
particles into the spray arm jets.
^ Rinse thoroughly under running water.
^ Replace the spray arms and check
that they rotate freely.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the wash cabinet
The wash cabinet is largely self-cleaning, provided that the correct amount of
detergent is always used.
If, however, there are limescale or
grease deposits in the cabinet these
can be removed with a proprietary
dishwasher cleaner.
Cleaning the door and the door
seal
^ Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
^ When the dishwasher is being loaded
food and drink residue may drip onto
the sides of the dishwasher door.
These surfaces are outside the wash
cabinet and are not accessed by water from the spray arms. Any soiling
should be wiped off these surfaces
before the door is closed.
Cleaning the control panel and
door front panel
Plastic panels:
^ This type of panel should only be
wiped with a damp cloth or suitable
cleaning agent designed for use on
plastic.
,Do not use abrasive cleaning
agents, glass cleaning agents or
all-purpose cleaners. Because of
their chemical composition they
could cause serious damage to
plastic surfaces.
Stainless steel panels:
^ Clean using a proprietary non-abrasive cleaning agent designed specifically for use on stainless steel.To help
prevent re-soiling, proprietary conditioning agents for stainless steel can
also be used. Apply sparingly with an
even pressure in the direction of the
grain.
Aluminium panels:
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls on it, by the surrounding environment and by the angle you observe
it from.
Aluminium is susceptible to scratching
and abrasion and must be treated with
due care.
^ Soiling should be removed as soon
as possible using a damp cloth and a
little washing up liquid.
,Aluminium surfaces and controls
may suffer discolouration or damage
if soiling is left on them for too long.
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Cleaning and care
Wood door front panels:
^ Door fronts made from wood should
only be cleaned using a damp chamois leather and then dried with a soft
cloth.
,Do not use any cleaning agents
containing ammonia or thinners.
These would damage the surface
structure.
E-Cloth:
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part number 98013530, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals.
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Problem solving guide
With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected without calling in a Miele service technician, saving you both time and money.
You should, however, note the following:
,Repairs should only be carried out by a suitably qualified and trained person in accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorised or
incorrect repairs could cause personal injury or damage the appliance.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The light ring around the
programme selector and
the decimal point in the
time display do not light
up after the machine has
been switched on using
the "On/Off" button.
The door is not properly
closed.
The appliance is not
plugged in.
The fuse is defective or
has tripped.
Close the door firmly.
Insert the plug.
Replace the fuse
(see data plate for
minimum fuse rating).
The dishwasher stops
The fuse is defective or
Replace the fuse
during a programme.
has tripped.
(see data plate for
minimum fuse rating).
The "Spray arm" indica- Tall items are blocking the Interrupt the programme,
tor light is flashing.
path of the middle spray rearrange items which are
arm.
obstructing the spray arm.
The middle spray arm jets Before rectifying the probare blocked.
lem you must:
– Turn the programme
selector to the "Stop"
position.
– Switch the dishwasher
off using the "On/Off"
button.
then:
– Clean the spray arm
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The indicator light "Inlet/Drain" lights up and
flashes alternately
The stopcock is closed.
The water inlet filter is
blocked.
Open the stopcock fully.
Before rectifying the problem you must:
– Turn the programme
selector to the "Stop"
position.
– Switch the dishwasher
off using the "On/Off"
button.
then:
The indicator light "Inlet/Drain" lights up during the "Energy save"
programme.
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– Clean the water inlet filter, see "Solving problems".
The Waterproof system
Call the Miele Service Dehas reacted.
partment.
The intake water has not – Start the programme
again.
reached the required temperature of 45 °C, the hot – If the indicator light cowater system may be
mes on again select a
overloaded (see
different programme.
"Programme selection").
Problem solving guide
Problem
The indicator light "Inlet/Drain" is flashing and
the programme does not
continue.
Possible cause
Remedy
Before rectifying the problem you must:
– Turn the programme
selector to the "Stop"
position.
– Switch the dishwasher
off using the "On/Off"
button.
Water intake is restricted. – Open the stopcock
fully.
– Check the water inlet filter and clean if necessary, see "Cleaning the
water inlet filter".
– The water pressure at
the intake is lower than
0.3 bar. Seek professional advice.
Water outlet is restricted, – Clean the filter combiwater remains in the wash
nation, see "Cleaning
and Care".
cabinet at the end of a
programme.
– Clean the drain pump,
see "Cleaning the drain
pump and non-return
valve".
– Clean the non-return
valve, see "Cleaning
the drain pump and
non-return valve".
– Remove any kink in the
drain hose.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Three horizontal bars
show in the time display
at the end of the
programme: - - -
There may be a technical – Turn the programme
fault.
selector to the "Stop"
position.
Remedy
– Switch the dishwasher
off using the "On/Off"
button.
After a few seconds:
– Switch the dishwasher
on using the "On/Off"
button.
– Turn the programme
selector to the required
programme.
– Press the "Start" button.
If the three horizontal bars
appear again at the end
of the programme, there
is a technical fault.
– Call the Miele Service
Department.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Knocking noise in the
wash cabinet
The spray arm is knocking Interrupt the programme,
against an item in the bas- rearrange items which are
ket.
obstructing the spray arm.
Rattling noise
Items of crockery are insecure in the wash cabinet.
This may be caused by
the on-site installation or
the cross-section of the
piping.
Knocking noise in the
water pipes
Remedy
Interrupt the programme,
rearrange the items of
crockery.
This has no influence on
dishwasher function. If in
doubt contact a suitably
qualified plumber.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
The dishes are not clean The dishes were not
loaded correctly. Dishes
were placed inside other
pieces, water could not
access all surfaces.
The outlet of the water intake pipe for the middle
spray arm was covered.
An insufficient amount of
water flowed into the middle spray arm.
The programme was not
powerful enough.
Remedy
See notes in "Loading the
dishwasher".
Make sure that dishes
placed in the rear section
of the upper basket do not
cover the opening.
Select a more intensive
programme, see
"Programme chart" at the
end of these operating instructions.
Not enough detergent
was dispensed.
Use more detergent, see
"Operating the dishwasher".
Tall items are blocking the Rearrange the items so
path of the spray arms.
that the spray arms can
rotate freely.
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The spray arm jets are
blocked.
Clean the spray arm jets,
see "Cleaning and Care".
The filter combination in
the base of the wash cabinet is not clean or is not
correctly fitted.
This may cause the spray
arm jets to get blocked.
Clean and/or replace the
filter combination correctly. Clean the spray
arm jets, see "Cleaning
and Care".
The non-return valve is
open and blocked. Dirty
water has flowed back
into the wash cabinet.
Clean the drain pump and
the non-return valve, see
"Cleaning the drain pump
and non-return valve".
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The rinse aid amount may Increase the dosage or
be insufficient or the rinse replenish the reservoir,
aid reservoir empty.
see "Before using for the
first time".
Crockery was taken out of Leave it in for longer,
the cabinet too soon.
see "Operating the dishwasher".
White residue is visible Not enough rinse aid was Increase the dosage, see
on cutlery and crockery, used.
"Before using for the first
time".
clouding occurs on
glassware; film can be
There is no salt in the salt Add dishwasher reactivawiped off
reservoir.
tion salt, see "Before using
for the first time".
The salt reservoir cap has Replace it making sure it
not been screwed on cor- screws back on correctly.
rectly.
Combination dishwasher Use a standard liquid,
detergent tablets contain- tablet or powder detergent.
ing rinse aid and/or salt
may have been used.
These are unsuitable as
long term use can impair
the softener unit.
There is a fault with the
Call the Miele Service Deautomatic water softening partment.
system.
Smearing appears on
The rinse aid dosage is
Reduce the dosage, see
glassware and cutlery,
set too high.
"Before using for the first
there is a bluish sheen
time".
on the surface of glassware; film can be wiped
off
Dishes and glasses are
not dry or are flecked
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Glassware is dull and
Glassware is not
There is no remedy.
discoloured; film cannot dishwasherproof. The sur- Purchase glassware
be wiped off
faces are affected.
which is dishwasher-proof.
Tea or lipstick stains
The wash temperature of Select a programme with
have not been comthe selected programme a higher wash temperapletely removed
was too low.
ture.
The bleaching effect of
Use a different type of dethe detergent used is too tergent.
low.
Plastic items are discol- Natural dyes e.g. from
Use more detergent, see
"Operating the dishoured
carrots, tomatoes or
washer".
ketchup may be the
cause. The amount of de- Discolouration is irrevertergent used or its bleach- sible.
ing effect was not sufficient to deal with natural
dyes.
There are rust stains on The salt reservoir cap has Replace it making sure it
cutlery.
not been screwed on cor- screws back on correctly.
rectly.
The affected items are not There is no remedy.
corrosion resistant.
Purchase cutlery which is
dishwasher-proof.
The "Pre-wash"
Always run the "Pre-wash"
programme was not run
programme after adding
after dishwasher salt was dishwasher salt.
added. Traces of salt
have got into the wash cycle.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Detergent residue is left The dispenser was still
in the dispenser at the
damp when detergent
end of a programme
was added.
Remedy
Make sure the dispenser
is dry before adding detergent.
The detergent lid cannot Clogged detergent resiRemove the residue.
be closed properly.
due is blocking the catch.
Before rectifying the problem you must:
Water remains in the
wash cabinet at the end
of a programme
– Turn the programme
selector to the "Stop"
position.
– Switch the dishwasher
off using the "On/Off"
button.
The filter combination in
Clean the filter combinathe wash cabinet is
tion, see "Cleaning and
clogged.
Care".
The drain pump or non-re- Clean the drain pump and
turn valve may be
the non-return valve, see
blocked.
"Cleaning the drain pump
and non-return valve".
The drain hose is kinked.
Remove any kink in the
drain hose.
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Solving problems
Cleaning the water inlet filter
A filter is incorporated in the screw connection of the valve on the water inlet
hose. The filter must be cleaned when
dirty, otherwise insufficient water flows
into the wash cabinet.
,The plastic housing of the water
connection contains an electrical
component. It must not be dipped in
water.
Recommendation
If the mains water contains a large
number of insoluble substances, we
recommend fitting a large-area filter in
the connection between the stopcock
and the water inlet hose threaded union. This filter is available from the Miele
Spares Dept.
Cleaning the filter:
^ Disconnect the dishwasher from the
mains supply (switch off at the mains
socket, pull out the plug , switch off
the appropriate circuit at the fuse box
or withdraw the mains fuse).
^ Turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the inlet hose.
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^ Carefully remove the rubber seal.
^ Withdraw the filter using pointed pliers and rinse clean under running
water.
^ Replace the filter and seal, making
sure they are sitting correctly.
^ Reconnect the inlet hose to the stopcock, making sure it goes on correctly and is not cross-threaded.
^ Turn on the stopcock gradually to test
for leaks. If there is a leak, the inlet
hose might not be on securely, or it
may have been screwed on at an angle. Unscrew and reconnect the water inlet valve correctly.
Solving problems
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the water has not been pumped away
at the end of a programme the drain
pump or the non-return valve might be
blocked. They are, however, easy to
clean. Watch out for glass or bone
splinters which could cause injury.
^ Take the filter combination out of the
wash cabinet (see "Cleaning and
care", "Cleaning the filters in the wash
cabinet").
^ Scoop the water out of the cabinet
using a suitable container.
^ Raise the locking clamp for the
non-return valve.
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Solving problems
^ Lift up the non-return valve and rinse
well under running water.
The drain pump is situated under the
non-return valve (see arrow).
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
non-return valve.
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
drain pump (watch out for glass or
bone splinters which are particularly
difficult to detect and could cause injury). Turn the drain pump impeller by
hand to check that there are no more
obstructions.
^ Carefully replace the non-return valve
and secure it with the locking clamp.
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After sales service
Should you still have any difficulties,
please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
Programme update function - PC
The programme update function (PC =
Programme correction) is designed to
enable a service technician to update
your machine’s electronics in keeping
with advances in technology.
^ Please quote the model type and
number of your appliance.
This information is given on the data
plate at the top of the door.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
The indicator or check light marked
"Salt PC" is used as the interface for this
programming.
Information regarding programme updates will be made known by the Miele
Company as and when such developments become available.
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Optional accessories
To make the most of your dishwasher
If you would like …
you will need to order …
... to wash bottles,
e. g. milk or baby bottles
... a bottle holder
... to wash a lot of glasses
... a glassware insert for the bottom
basket
... to wash long-stemmed glassware
... a glassware insert for the upper
basket
... to wash large plates
... an insert for plates up to 32 cm
diameter
... to wash additional items of cutlery
... a small cutlery basket for the lower
basket
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Comparison tests
Test standard:
EN 50242 / IEC 704
Standard programme
for comparison tests
(energy label):
Economy
Note:
The Universal Plus 55 ° programme for normal
soiling has increased wash and drying
results with shorter running times and
increased energy requirements.
Amount washed:
12 place settings
Amount of detergent:
30 g only in compartment II.
Rinse aid dispensing:
Setting 3 (approx. 3 ml)
Noise measurements: Before starting a programme to measure noise,
the dishwasher door must first be opened completely,
and then closed.
Doing this will automatically close the ventilation outlet
for the Turbothermic process.
Upper basket
Lower basket
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Comparison tests
Cutlery tray
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Comparison tests
Test standard:
EN 50242 / IEC 704
Standard programme
for comparison tests
(energy label):
Economy with additional function "Top Solo"
Note:
The Universal Plus 55 ° programme with
additional function "Top Solo" for normal
soiling has increased wash and drying
results with shorter running times and
increased energy requirements.
Part load:
6 place settings
Amount of detergent:
20 g only in compartment II.
Rinse aid dispensing:
Setting 3 (approx. 3 ml)
Noise measurements: Before starting a programme to measure noise,
the dishwasher door must first be opened completely,
and then closed.
Doing this will automatically close the ventilation outlet
for the Turbothermic process.
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray
Insert cutlery at double spacing in the
cutlery tray.
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Transport
Should you ever need to move the dishwasher, e.g. when moving house, note
the following:
– Empty the dishwasher,
– Secure any loose parts, e. g. hoses,
mains cable, cutlery baskets, lower
basket
– Transport the dishwasher in the upright position.
If unavoidable, it may be transported
on its back.
Do not transport it on its side or on
the door as residual water still in the
appliance will leak out of it.
This residual water could get into the
electronic unit and cause a fault.
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Technical data
Height freestanding
85 cm (adjustable +4.0 cm)
Height built-in
81.7 cm (adjustable +5.0 cm)
Height of building in recess
82 cm (+ 5.0 cm)
Width
59.8 cm
Width of building in recess
60 cm
Depth:
Freestanding
Built-in
60 cm
57 cm
Depth with door open
Freestanding
Built in
118.5 cm
115.5 cm
Weight:
Freestanding SC#
Integrated SC#
approx. 65.5 kg
approx. 57 kg
Voltage
Rated load
see data plate at the top of the door
Fuse rating
Test marks
VDE, radio and television suppressed
Water pressure (flow rate):
0.3 - 10 bar pressure
Hot water connection
up to max. 60 °C
Delivery head:
max. 1 m
Drainage length:
max. 4 m
Connection cable
approx. 1.7 m
Capacity
12 place settings
SC # = Dishwashers with cutlery tray
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Programme chart
Programme
When to use
Detergent
Compartment
II
(Wash cycle)
Intensive 75 ° 2)
for normally soiled pots, pans, dishes etc with dried on soiling;
for very heavy soiling, add 20% more detergent to compartment I
100 %
Universal
Plus 65 ° 2)
for heavily soiled crockery with dried on soiling containing
starch
100 %
Universal
Plus 55 °
with a longer wash time for normally soiled crockery
with dried on soiling
100 %
Universal 55 ° 2)
for normal everyday loads
100 %
Normal 50 ° 2)
with a shorter wash time for lightly to normally soiled crockery
where soiling has not dried on
100 %
Economy 1)
for normal everyday loads,
energy saving programme
100 %
Gentle o 45 ° 2)
Gentle programme for lightly soiled and temperature sensitive
crockery and glassware
50 %
Short 45 °
Quick programme for lightly soiled crockery e.g. party crockery
50 %
Pre-wash
for rinsing crockery to avoid smells,
if a complete cycle is not yet needed.
Energy save
for lightly to normally soiled crockery.
This programme should only be selected if the dishwasher is
connected to a hot water supply (minimum 45 °C) see "Programme selection"
100 %
1) Standard programme for energy labelling.
2) Turbidity sensor (Eco sensor) is active
The figures quoted may vary depending on the soiling level of the crockery being washed.
3) See "Switching on and off" (Time left display)
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Programme chart
Programme sequence
Consumption
Energy
Hot
Cold
water
water
conconnection nection
(15 °C) (55 °C)
Water
h:min 3)
Litres
Hot
Cold
water
water
conconnection nection
(15 °C) (55 °C)
Main
wash
Interim
rinse
1
2
Final
rinse
Drying
X
75 °
X
X
75 °
X
1.7
1.2
13
2:15
1:57
X
X
65 °
X
X
65 °
X
1.5
0.7
17
1:55
1:38
X
X
55 °
X
X
65 °
X
1.25
0.7
17
1:50
1:32
X
55 °
X
X
65 °
X
1.2
0.6
13
1:25
1:07
X
50 °
X
X
65 °
X
1.2
0.6
13
1:03
0:51
X
45 °
X
X
55 °
X
1.05
0.6
13
2:45
2:27
X
45 °
X
X
55 °
X
1.1
0.5
17
1:11
0:53
X
45 °
X
0.9
0.5
13
0:32
0:17
0.06
0.06
5
0:11
0:11
-
0.1
22
-
1:05
Prewash
1
2
X
X
55 °
X
X
kWh
Duration
X
X
X
X
X
When washing a full load in the Intensive Programme, the Universal Plus Programme, the Universal
Programme, the Normal Programme and the Economy Programme at least 30 ml of detergent are required. If the detergent manufacturer recommends using more than this you should dispense the
amount they suggest.
For the Intensive Programme add an additional 5-7 ml to compartment I.
For the additional function "Top Solo" add detergent according to the soiling level of the crockery to
compartment II only (approx. 2/3 of the total amount required for a full load).
Values quoted are in accordance with EN 50242. Results in the home may differ.
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