Miele W 2203 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 2203
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 068 920
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances /
machines often contain materials
which, if handled or disposed of
incorrectly, could be potentially
hazardous to human health and to the
environment. They are, however,
essential for the correct functioning of
your appliance or machine. Please do
not therefore dispose of your old
machine or appliance with your
household waste.
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 they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance or machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Delicates and Silks / programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important control panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
"Spin" button with indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Additional options (Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Altering a programme once selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To cancel or select a different programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding fabric conditioner separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . . 34
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 37
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or
power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the drum door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Note for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Memory Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Warning and safety instructions
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the machine please read
these instructions carefully before
using it for the first time. They
contain important information on its
safety, use and maintenance.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are specified by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and textiles composed of hand-washable wool
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable
garments.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable for
damage resulting from improper use or
operation.
This machine is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to
play with the controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged machine.
Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and connected
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load) match the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
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
present and regularly tested and where
there is any doubt the household wiring
system should be inspected by a
qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Do not connect the machine to the
mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
machine (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which the manufacturer cannot accept
liability. Repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele approved
technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
The machine is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
This machine must only be
connected to the on-site water
supply using a new hose kit. Old hoses
must not be re-used. Check the hose
regularly for signs of wear and tear.
Change in good time to avoid the risk of
leaks and subsequent damage.
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 unit may be impaired at
temperatures below freezing point.
Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. Only when these parts are
fitted can the safety standards of the
machine be guaranteed.
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.
If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine 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 machine guarantee.
Use
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Turn off the stopcock if the
machine is to be left for any length
of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
vicinity.
Flooding danger.
If hooking the drain hose into a
wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the
sink from overflowing.
Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it.
Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
paper clips) do not find their way into
the machine with the laundry. These
may damage components of the
machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
which in turn can result in damage to
the laundry.
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Warning and safety instructions
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive
descaling agents and strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging. If in
doubt, contact the Miele Customer Service Dept. or your Miele Dealer.
Textiles which have been pretreated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts
and create toxic fumes. Such
detergents also pose a fire and
explosion hazard.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine.
Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion.
Do not use these products in this
machine.
Always make sure the drum is
stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous.
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Safety with children
This machine is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to play
with the controls. Supervise its use by
the elderly or infirm, and supervise
children whilst you are operating the
machine.
For machines with a ‘porthole’
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures. Do not let children
touch it.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine,
switch it off at the wall socket and
unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut
off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. This
should be done by a competent
person.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
Description of the machine
Your machine also has the following
special programmes in addition to the
standard Cottons and Minimum iron
programmes.
Special programmes
– Silks /
Hand-washable fabrics which crease
easily and do not contain wool can
be washed in the Silks /
programme (30°C temperature only).
– Woollens /
Delicates and Silks / programmes
In these programmes, the laundry is
washed and spun very gently to reduce
creasing and the amount of ironing
required, thus providing "Easy care" for
your laundry.
Water plus system
The water level for washing and/or
rinsing is increased. For Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes an
additional rinse can also be selected.
Hand-washable or machinewashable wool or wool blend fabrics
can be washed in the Woollens /
programme. If the garment care label
does not specify a temperature,
wash using the cold setting.
– Quick wash
This is a Cottons programme for
small loads of very lightly soiled
fabrics.
– Automatic
Suitable for small loads of garments
made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be
washed together. Sort according to
colour.
– Separate rinse
Suitable for rinsing and spinning
articles which have been hand
washed.
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Description of the machine
Future updates (PC)
The indicator or check light marked PC
is the interface used by Miele service
technicians during servicing work for
testing purposes and for updating the
machine's programme data.
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Description of the machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following page for more
information.
b Start button
Starts the wash programme
c Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to
the basic programme.
Use the top button to select either
the Intensive, Pre-wash, or Soak
option or a combination of these
options.
Use the lower button to select the
Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not
selected
f Programme selector
For selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise
g Programme sequence indicator
lights
Show which section of the wash
programme has been reached
h Check lights
i I-On/0-Off button
For switching the machine on or off
or interrupting a programme
j Door button
Opens the machine door
d Indicator lights for spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin
e Spin button
For selecting the final spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin
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Description of the machine
Programme duration
After a programme has started, the
maximum programme duration (wash
time) will appear in the display in hours
and minutes.
In the Cottons, Minimum iron and Automatic programmes, the machine
measures the amount of water
absorbed by the laundry and uses this
to calculate the load during the first 10
minutes. If the machine recognises a
smaller load it will shorten the
programme time.
Programme
Max. time reduction
normal
intensive
Cottons
37 mins
52 mins
Minimum iron
12 mins
13 mins
Automatic
13 mins
18 mins
Soak
If the Soak additional option has been
selected, the soak time is added to the
programme duration in the display to
give a total running time.
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Description of the machine
Important control panel
features
Wash programme
rpm
Cottons
1200
Programme selector
Minimum iron
900
The programme selector is used to set
the basic wash programme and the
temperature for that programme.
Delicates
600
Silks
400
Woollens
1200
Quick wash
1200
Automatic
900
Additional options can be added to the
basic programme.
Separate rinse
1200
Starch
1200
Use the top button to select either the
Intensive, the Pre-wash or the Soak
option or a combination of these
options.
Drain/spin
1200
You can also omit the final spin
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
– Rinse hold
Additional option buttons
The indicator light will come on to show
that the additional option has been
selected. If an additional option is
chosen, which is incompatible with the
basic programme, it cannot be
selected.
"Spin" button with indicator lights
Select the spin speed.
Press the "Spin" button to select a
different spin speed. You cannot select
a spin speed higher than the maximum
allowed for the basic wash programme
chosen.
The indicator lights show the speed
selected.
^ Press the "Spin" button to reach:
The laundry is not spun and remains
suspended in the final rinse water.
This reduces creasing if the laundry
is not going to be removed from the
drum immediately after the end of
the programme.
To continue the programme select a
spin speed. When the programme is
finished the Anti-crease/Finish light
will come on. Turn the programme
selector to the Finish position and
press the door button to open the
door and remove the laundry.
– Without spin
The laundry is not spun. After the
water has been drained away the
machine goes straight into the anticrease stage. Spinning between the
rinses is also omitted in this setting.
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Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See the
relevant section under "Installation".
Also check that the fluff filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Cottons 40°C.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
– Do not exceed the amount of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Automatic or the Quick wash
programme for smaller amounts of
laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed in the Cottons programmes,
the automatic load recognition
system will reduce the amount of
water, time and energy used. This
may mean that the programme
duration alters during the course of
the wash programme.
– Instead of the Cottons 95°C
programme, use the Cottons 60°C
programme together with the
Intensive additional option. This will
give an energy saving of between
35% and 45%. The programme
duration will be longer. This
combination is sufficient for most
levels of soiling. For stubborn or old
stains, use the Soak option.
Additional options (Soak, Prewash, Intensive)
Select:
A wash programme without any
additional options for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
A wash programme together with the
Intensive option for normal to heavily
soiled laundry with visible staining.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
followed immediately by a main wash
the same suds are used.
When drying with a tumble dryer
– Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
Please note:
To help familiarise yourself with how to
use your washing machine please read
the sections "Before washing",
"Selecting a programme" and "At the
end of a programme" in detail.
A Sort the laundry into colours and
fabric types
Selecting a programme:
B Switch on the washing machine
C Open the drum door
D Load the drum
E Close the drum door
F Select a programme
G Select a spin speed
H Select any additional option required
I Add detergent
J Press the Start button
At the end of a programme:
K Open the drum door
L Remove the laundry
M Switch off the washing machine
N Turn the programme selector to the
Finish position
O Close the drum door
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See the "Programme chart" in the next
section for information on which
programmes to use for different fabric
types.
How to wash correctly
Programme chart
Cottons 30°C to 95°C 9ö876
Fabric
Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen,
towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled
laundry.
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
– For laundry with stubborn soiling or soiling which has
been left untreated for a while, select both the Intensive
and Soak options.
– For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand)
use the Pre-wash additional option.
– For dark coloured fabrics use a detergent for coloured
fabrics, or liquid detergent.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, tablet detergent and liquid tab detergent.
Max. load
5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C 4321876
Fabric
For garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and for
easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, detergent for delicates, tablet detergent and liquid
tab detergent.
Max. load
2.5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
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How to wash correctly
Delicates cold to 40°C 21
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres
and easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machinewashable by the manufacturer.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive
Notes
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains made from delicate fabrics, reduce the spin
speed or select Without spin.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load
1 kg
Silks 30°C /c
Fabric
Hand-washable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace
and silk.
Additional option
Water plus
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load
1 kg
Woollens cold to 40°C /ac
Fabric
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend
fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature
wash using the cold setting. Please note that handwashable garments will not shrink, stretch, matt or felt
beyond the accepted tolerance of the item.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for machine washable woollens.
Max. load
2 kg
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How to wash correctly
Quick wash 40°C 7
Fabric
Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the
Cottons programme.
Additional option
Water plus
Notes
– Use less detergent (as for a half load).
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
See "Programmable functions". Note that this programme
is not suitable for delicate items.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent.
Max. load
2.5 kg
Automatic 40°C 72
Fabric
Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be washed together. Sort
according to colour.
Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
See "Programmable functions".
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent.
Max. load
3 kg
Starch
Fabric
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, aprons.
– The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
Notes
conditioner.
Max. load
5 kg
Separate rinse
Fabric
Articles which have been washed by hand and only need to
be rinsed and spun in the machine.
Max. load
5 kg
Drain/Spin
– Drain only: Select Without spin. Do not use for Woollens.
Notes
Max. load
5 kg
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Garment care label symbols
/
Hand wash (If no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
apf Dry clean
D
Do not dry clean
y
Suitable for chlorine
bleaching
z
Do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
q
At normal temperature
r
At low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
Hot iron
H
Medium hot iron
G
Cool iron
J
Do not iron
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Garment care label symbols
Before washing
A Sort the laundry
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label symbol. Most garments
have a textile care label in the collar
or side seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being washed
together with other garments. Always
wash whites and coloureds separately.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ 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.
Delicate textiles should be washed
separately in a delicates programme
(use a washing bag where
appropriate).
– Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
Turn inside out, if recommended by
the manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers to prevent
smaller items rolling up inside them.
,Do not wash any items in this
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on
the care label. (h symbol)
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Garment care label symbols
Selecting a programme
F Select a programme
B Switch on the washing machine
^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button.
C Open the drum door
^ Press the Door button and open the
drum door.
D Load the drum
^ Unfold the laundry 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.
To save energy and water try to load
the maximum amount for the
programme selected.
However, be careful not to overload the
machine. Overloading reduces the
wash result and causes more creasing.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
The maximum duration for the
programme will appear in the display.
G Select a spin speed
E Close the drum door with a gentle
swing
Make sure that no garments are caught
between the drum door and seal.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be
selected.
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Garment care label symbols
Additional options
H Select additional option(s)
Additional options can be selected as
long as they are compatible with the
basic programme being used.
Each press of the top button selects the
additional option in the following order:
Intensive or Intensive and Pre-wash or
Intensive and Soak or Pre-wash or Soak
or no option selected.
Use the lower button to select or
deselect the Water plus option.
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled laundry and items
with dried on stains.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30
minutes and 2 hours can be
programmed in 30 minute
increments for the soak process.
– The machine is set ex-works with a
soak period of 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak period
see "Programmable functions - Soak
period".
Water plus
^ Press the appropriate additional
option button. Press the top button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the additional option you want comes
on.
If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of four options for the Water plus
button. See "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
Intensive
For normal to heavy soiling with
visible staining.
The duration of the main wash is
increased.
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Garment care label symbols
I Adding detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because. . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
. . . too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam, which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
– higher water consumption because
an extra rinse is automatically
activated
– A burden to the environment.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i = Pre-wash
(if selected, add 1/4 of the
total amount recommended for
the programme). This compartment is also used for starch
formulations when starching
separately.
j = Main wash
including the Soak period if
selected
§
= Fabric conditioner or
liquid starch.
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See section on "Detergent" for further
information on detergent and the
amount to dispense.
J Press the Start button
This starts the programme. The
maximum programme duration will then
show in the display.
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Garment care label symbols
At the end of a programme
When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
light comes on the laundry can be
removed from the drum. (This light
stays on at the end of the programme
and remains on until the selector is
turned back to the Finish position).
K Open the drum door
^ Press the Door button.
L Remove the laundry.
,Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely
dangerous and could result in injury.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become
discoloured themselves.
M Switch off the washing machine.
^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
button and turn the programme
selector to Finish. The Anti-crease/
Finish light will then go out.
N Close the drum door
Otherwise there is the danger of
objects being placed inadvertently in
the drum. If these remained unnoticed
and were washed in the next load, they
could damage the laundry.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
may be lodged there.
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Garment care label symbols
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
The door cannot be opened, if:
Laundry can be added or removed
after the programme has started when
using the following programmes:
– the water is above a certain level.
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
– Automatic
– Starch
^ Press the Door button in and hold it
until the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The programme will continue
automatically.
Please note:
Once a programme has started the
machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load. For this reason
if laundry is added or removed after the
start of a programme, the machine will
always complete the programme cycle
assuming a full load which can lead to
an increase in the time remaining for
the programme shown in the display.
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– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
Garment care label symbols
Interrupting a programme
Skipping a programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again with the I-On/0-Off button.
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at
starts flashing:
Altering a programme once
selected
^ Turn the programme selector back
again to the appropriate programme
within 4 seconds.
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has
started:
– at any time after the start, the spin
speed can be changed within the
limits for the programme.
– up to 6 minutes after the start, the
Water plus additional option can be
selected or de-selected and a
different temperature can be
selected for the programme in use.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
If the programme selector is moved, the
indicator light Anti-crease/Finish will
start flashing. However, the programme
sequence remains unaffected. The
indicator light will go out again when
the programme selector is moved back
to the programme previously chosen.
To cancel or select a different
programme
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has now been
cancelled.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
with the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Select a different programme.
^ Press the Start button.
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
No of
rinses
Cottons
d
a
(
2-31)
L2)
L
Minimum iron
d
a
e
2-33)
L2)
L
Delicates
e
b
e
3
–
L
Silks
(
d
(
2
–
L
Woollens
(
c
(
2
L
2)
L
Quick wash
d
a
(
2
L2)
L
Automatic
d
a
e
2
L2)
L
Starch
–
–
d
1
–
L
Separate rinse
–
–
e
2
–
L
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
Rinse and Final spin
interim
spin
Normal wash rhythm
Gentle action
Woollens
Silks
Please continue reading for further details about the programme sequences.
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Garment care label symbols
This washing machine has fully
electronic controls with automatic load
recognition. This machine takes in the
right amount of water required for the
programme depending on the amount
of laundry and its absorbency rate. This
means that programme cycles and
durations shown in the display can
vary.
The programme sequences outlined
below are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The programme sequence indicator
lights show the stage the programme
has reached.
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens
programme, the anti-crease action
switches on for a maximum of 30
minutes. The door can be opened and
laundry removed at any time during the
anti-crease phase.
1)
A third rinse takes place
automatically if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed of lower than 700 rpm
has been selected.
– Without spin has been selected
2)
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
3)
A third rinse takes place
automatically if:
– Without spin has been selected
Omitting rinse and interim spin:
Select Without spin.
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Detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are
suitable, including liquid, compact
(concentrated), tablets, liquid tablets
and special application detergents.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these
are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads but note that it
may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not
dissolve as rapidly as others and may
not be suitable for Quick wash
programmes.
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments
should be washed using a detergent
specifically designed for washing
woollens.
Silk should be washed using a liquid
detergent specifically designed for
washing woollens. Do not use
biological detergents on silk as the
enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent
Liquid detergent should be dispensed
using a ball provided by the manufacturer for programmes without a prewash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you
will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash
compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to
this container for the main wash and to
compartment i for the pre-wash.
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The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the water
hardness level in your area.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in
extremely hard water areas. 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.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
dispense them into compartment j in
the following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softener
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
to handle and help prevent static cling
when tumble drying.
Starch stiffens and gives body to items
of laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and
bed linen.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
The conditioner or liquid starch is
automatically dispensed in the last
rinse. At the end of the programme a
small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
If starching frequently, the dispenser
compartment and especially the
siphon tube and conditioner channel
will need regular cleaning to remove
any residual starch. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer".
Do not add starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch to the §
compartment as it will clog it up. See
"Adding starch separately".
Adding fabric conditioner separately
^ Add fabric conditioner to
compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately
Use the separate Starch programme
when using starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch.
^ Prepare and measure the starch in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
^ Add starch to compartment i.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Colour run and dye removers/
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
prior to cleaning the machine.
^ Clean the casing with a mild nonabrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp
cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent following the
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or allpurpose cleaning agents. These
might damage plastic surfaces and
other components because of the
chemicals they contain.
The washing machine must not be
hosed down.
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. It
can be washed 300 times.
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Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and also lead to
unpleasant smells. If you have no
reason to wash occasionally at this high
temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C
programme with detergent but no
laundry at regular intervals.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ Clean the siphon.
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment §. Wash under
running warm water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
Over time, detergent residue can build
up in the water jets in the top of the
detergent drawer housing.
^ Before replacing the detergent
drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
to clean them out.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean it.
^ 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 it leaks,
tighten the connection.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the
appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety
regulations. Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
The programme does not start.
Problem
Possible cause
The Anti-crease/Finish There is no power.
indicator light is not
on, or the Start
indicator light is not
flashing.
The programme does
not start when Drain/
Spin has been
selected.
Remedy
Check that
– the mains plug is plugged
in and switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has not tripped.
The washing machine
Prepare the machine as
has not been prepared
described in "Before using
for using for the first time. for the first time".
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Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Problem
Possible cause
The Check drain light
The water outlet is
flashes. "– – –" appears blocked.
in the display.
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The water inlet is
The Check inlet light
flashes. "– – –" appears blocked.
in the display.
The filter in the water
inlet hose is dirty.
The Check inlet and
Check drain lights are
flashing. "– – –"
appears in the display.
The water protection
system has reacted.
There is a fault.
The Soak/Pre-wash or
Rinses indicator light is
flashing. "– – –"
appears in the display.
Remedy A
Clean the drain filter and the
drain pump as described in
"Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in
the event of a blocked drain
outlet and/or power failure".
The maximum drain height is
1 m.
Open the stopcock.
Clean the filter.
Call the Service Department.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicators occur
again, contact the Service
Department.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy A
The Check drain light
flashes.
The drain outlet is Clean the drain filter and the drain
restricted.
pump as described in "Problem
solving guide - Opening the drum
door in the event of a blocked
drain outlet and/or power failure".
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The water inlet is
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened wide
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
Clean the filter.
The filter in the
water inlet hose is
dirty.
The Excess detergent
check light comes on.
Excessive foam
has built up
during washing.
Use less detergent next time and
follow the manufacturer’s
instructions on dosage given on
the packaging.
The Main wash
indicator light is
flashing.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicator occurs again,
contact the Service Department.
The Anti-crease/Finish The position of the programme selector was altered
indicator light is
after the start of the programme. Turn the programme
flashing.
selector back to the programme previously chosen.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
The four feet are not
resting evenly on the
floor.
The laundry has not
been spun
satisfactorily.
The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed
was too low.
next time.
The pump makes
strange noises.
These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of
a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large residues of
detergent remain in
the dispenser drawer.
The water supply
pressure is too low.
– Clean the filter in the water
inlet system.
– It may be useful to press
the Water plus button.
Washing powder used
with water softener
tends to become sticky.
Pour washing powder into
the dispenser before adding
any water softener.
Fabric conditioner is
The siphon is either
not completely
incorrectly positioned or
dispensed or too
clogged.
much water remains in
the § compartment.
When laundry is dry it
feels hard to the
touch.
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Level the machine. See
installation.
Clean the siphon, see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
drawer".
Too vigorous wash
action.
Programme in gentle action
and more water.
Not enough detergent
used.
Increase detergent dose to
prevent limescale build up in
laundry.
No fabric conditioner
used.
Use fabric conditioner in last
rinse.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Liquid detergent Liquid detergents do
does not give the not contain bleaching
required result.
agents. They do not
remove fruit, coffee
and tea stains.
Remedy
– Use a general purpose washing
machine powder containing a
bleaching agent.
– Pour stain removers into compartment j of the dispenser drawer
and liquid detergent into a
dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and
liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
Insufficient amounts of – Add more detergent.
Grey, greasy
particles cling to detergent were used
– Before washing the next load run
washed laundry. to break down the
a Cottons 95°C programme with
particles of grease in
powder detergent but without a
heavily soiled laundry.
load.
A stale smell is
in the drum and
on laundry.
Low temperature
washing.
Before washing the next load run a
Cottons 95°C programme with
powder detergent but without a load.
There are white
residues which
look like powder
detergent on
dark coloured
laundry.
– Try and brush off the residues with
The detergent
contained compounds
a soft brush once the laundry is
(zeolites) to aid water
dry.
softening which are
– Use a liquid detergent to wash
not soluble in water.
dark coloured textiles. Liquid
These have ended up
detergents usually contain no
on the laundry.
zeolites.
Machine is
constantly overfoaming/excess
detergent light is
on.
Machine connected to Connect machine to mains water
a water softener.
and dose detergent for hard water.
Clothes are
coming out
creased.
Too much detergent
was used.
Reduce detergent.
Too little detergent
was used.
Increase detergent slightly to bring
back foam suppressant ingredients.
Programme was
overloaded.
Reduce quantity of clothes in drum.
The wrong programme – Check care labels with section
was used.
"How to wash correctly".
– Use easy iron conditioners.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button.
Problem
Remedy
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply.
Put the plug in the socket and switch on.
The washing machine is
not switched on.
Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the section
"Opening the door in the event of a power failure".
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and the drain pump.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
25 litres of water will be retained in the
machine.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
To interrupt the flow of water:
^ Use it to open the access flap.
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
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Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
,Make sure the drain filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Clean it thoroughly.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards (see illustration). The
drum door will open.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impeller by
hand to check that it rotates freely.
Any foreign object causing an
obstruction should be removed.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure.
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Problem solving guide
Customer contact
Optional accessories
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself please contact
Optional accessories for this washing
machine are available from your Miele
Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
– Your Miele dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service
Department (see back cover for the
address).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance, both of which are shown on
the data plate visible at the top inside of
the door above the porthole glass when
the door is open.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
g Fascia panel with controls
h Detergent dispenser drawer
i Drum door
j Access to fluff filter, drain pump and
emergency release
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
b Electricity supply cable
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
d Drain hose
e Transit bar covers
f Restraining clip for:
– Inlet hose
– Drain hose
– Electricity supply cable
– Transit bars when removed
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it
protrudes to the rear of the washing
machine as well as by the handle
recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:
Please note:
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base
(at least 59x52x3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit fittings
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spinning
using retaining clips (available from
the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them in a safe place for future
use. They must be re-fitted if the
machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise
direction. Then turn counter nut 2
together with foot 1 to unscrew.
Incorrect installation may increase
electricity and water consumption and
may cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
^ Use a spirit level to check the
machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must be
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise
there is the danger of the machine
moving about.
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Installation and connection
Washer and Dryer stack
The fitting of building under kits and
stacking kits must only be
undertaken by qualified and
competent persons, in accordance
with the instructions supplied with
the kit.
Building under a continuous
worktop/in a kitchen run
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A "WTV"
stacking kit* is necessary and can be
purchased from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
Please note
– A special building under conversion
kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced by
a cover plate. To ensure electrical
safety the cover plate must be fitted.
N.B.
If you wish to push your machine under
a worktop and there is space to do this
without removing the lid, the
conversion kit is not necessary.
Otherwise the conversion kit is
essential.
– For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from the
Miele Spare Parts or Sales Department.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
The Miele water protection
system
The Miele water protection system
protects the washing machine from
water damage.
The system consists of three main
components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being
emptied completely.
1) Inlet hose
The inlet hose can withstand
pressure of more than 7,000 kPa.
2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the water supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The German authorities do not require it
to have a non-return valve as the
washing machine has been designed
to comply with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between
100 kPa and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
reducer valve.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The 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 washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household
water softener is not recommended.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or
extension. These are tested to
withstand pressure of at least
7,000 kPa.
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In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
the inlet point in the machine must
not be removed.
Extension hose
– Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length
are available from your Miele dealer
or the Miele Spare Parts Department
as optional extras.
Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
Drain hose connection:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*.
Please note the following
The drain 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.
If required, the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 m. The
necessary parts can be purchased
from the Miele Spare Parts Department
or your Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance.
Otherwise there is a risk of water
overflowing or of some of the drained
water being sucked back into the
machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic drain
pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
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Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply. The voltage and connected
load are given on the data plate.
Please ensure these match the
household mains supply. The fuse
rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Consumption data
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
Duration
in kWh
in litres
5.0 kg
1.70
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5.0 kg
0.85
45
5.0 kg
0.85
45
5.0 kg
0.50
45
5.0 kg
0.50
45
40°C1)
2.5 kg
0.45
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40°C
2.5 kg
0.45
49
1 h 01 min
1 h 16 min
1.0 kg
0.35
65
49 min
59 min
1.0 kg
0.24
39
37 min
–
2.0 kg
0.23
37
40 min
–
2.5 kg
0.35
35
31 min
–
3.0 kg
0.30 - 0.60
30 - 50
54 min
Normal
Intensive
1 h 42 min
1 h 57 min
Cottons
95°C
60°C
1)
60°C
40°C
1)
40°C
–
1 h 26 min
–
1 h 26 min
1 h 56 min1)
1 h 56 min
1 h 56 min1)
1 h 56 min
Minimum iron
–
1 h 16 min1)
Delicates
30°C
Silks /
30°C
Woollens /
30°C
Quick wash
40°C
Automatic
40°C
1)
1 h 09 min
EN 60456 test programme
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
85.0 cm
Width
59.5 cm
Depth
58.0 cm
Depth with door open
97.5 cm
Weight
93 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Rated load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure minimum
100 kPa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure maximum
1000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Connection cable length
1.60 m
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Drain pump length max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
Radio / TV suppression, VDE
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Programmable functions
for changing standard settings
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements.
The programmable functions are
activated with the help of the Start
button and the programme selector.
Water plus system
Selecting the Water plus additional
option increases the water intake in
the programmes listed below.
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and in the
Cottons and Minimum iron programmes
an extra rinse cycle is introduced.
There are four different settings which
can be programmed to alter the water
intake for the following programmes:
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
– Automatic
– Silks
The programmed setting is then
activated by pressing the Water plus
additional option button.
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The settings are as follows:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level for
the programmes listed.
Setting 2:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed (the washing
machine is delivered with setting 2
programmed as standard).
Setting 3:
an extra rinse cycle in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes.
Setting 4:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed and also an extra
rinse cycle in the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes. This setting should
be programmed in if laundry is too hard
after drying and if someone in the
household suffers from a detergent
allergy.
Programmable functions
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store a setting in memory.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 75°C position:
Before you begin, first ensure that:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
The number alternating with the P in
the display refers to the settings as
follows:
1 = Setting 1 is selected
(increased water level in the
rinses)
2 = Setting 2 is selected
(increased water level in the main
wash and in the rinses)
3 = Setting 3 is selected
(extra rinse in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes)
4 = Setting 4 is selected
(increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses and also an
extra rinse in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes).
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The Water plus button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled items more
gently. It should be activated for
garments with a single bar under the
care label and for articles which feel
too hard after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be used with the
Cottons, Quick wash, Starch and Automatic programmes.
If "Gentle action" is programmed into
the machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
The washing machine is delivered with
"Gentle action" de-activated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 60°C position:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = Gentle action is deactivated.
1 = Gentle action is activated
F Press the Start button to change from
one to the other. The display will
change accordingly from 0 to 1 or
from 1 to 0.
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
Programmable functions
Top-up rinse for Cottons
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when
temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are
selected.
Top-up rinse should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Top-up rinse for Cottons deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 40°C position:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = Top-up rinse is deactivated
1 = Top-up rinse is activated
F Press the Start button to change from
one to the other. The display will
change accordingly from 0 to 1 or
from 1 to 0.
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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Programmable functions
Memory Function
If an additional option(s) is selected
for a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
When that particular programme is
chosen again, the display will show the
additional option(s) and / or spin speed
which have been stored for that
programme in the memory.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 30°C position:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function de-activated.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
0 = Memory function is deactivated
Before you begin, first ensure that:
F Press the Start button to change from
one to the other. The display will
change accordingly from 0 to 1 or
from 1 to 0.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
1 = Memory function is activated
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Soak
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be programmed in 30
minute increments for the soak
process.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
If the soak option is pressed the
selected soak time will be carried out
for the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
The machine is set as standard to a two
hour soak time.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Minimum iron 60°C position:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
The number alternating with the P in
the display refers to the settings as
follows:
1 = the soak time is 2 hours
(default setting)
2 = the soak time is 1 hour 30 minutes
3 = the soak time is 1 hour
4 = the soak time is 30 minutes
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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