Miele G 885 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for dishwashers
G 885
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid risk of accident
or damage to the machine.
Q
M.-Nr. 04 873 460
Contents
Contents
Guide to the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Opening and closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Water softener/reactivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting the water hardness level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Filling the salt reservoir /add salt indicator light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17/18
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Rinse aid dosage setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Loading examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Flap up racks, positioning rail, adjusting the upper basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24/25
Not suitable for dishwashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Programme selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Starting a programme, programme sequence display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Time display, end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Interrupting a programme, programme change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Removing load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Additional options/“Delay start” and “Top Solo” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37/38
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Dealing with minor faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Special accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Comparison tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Installation instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
Miele dishwashers are available in two
versions:
1. Integrated (“i”) dishwashers
“i” dishwashers are specially designed
for building under a continuous worktop.
The control panel with its accessories
is included with the “i” dishwasher in a
separate package for on-site fixing.
The front is designed to be fitted with a
base unit front to match the kitchen furniture.
2. “U” dishwashers
The built-under(“U”) dishwashers use
the integrated (“i”) dishwashers as the
basic machine.
By using a decor set (GDU) the “i” dishwasher can be converted into a “U”
model dishwasher.
GDU installation instructions are included in a separate installation leaflet
supplied with the decor set.
The dishwasher does not have a plinth
facia. The plinth area can be covered
either with facia to match your kitchen
furniture if available, or another facia.
The separate plinth facia can be fitted
to match the height of adjacent plinths.
The plinth return is freely adjustable.
All notes on installation are described
in the chapter on “Installation instructions”.
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Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
View of the machine
Control panel (facia)
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Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
1 Upper spray arm (not visible)
2 Cutlery tray
3 Upper basket, (Design varies
according to model and may not
match the one shown)
4 Water duct for middle spray arm
5 Middle spray arm
6 Water hardness selector
7 Lower spray arm
8 Four height adjustable screw feet
9 Filter combination
10 Salt reservoir
11 Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
12 Rinse aid reservoir
(with dosage selector)
13 Data plate
14 On/Off button
15 Door opener
16 Child safety lock
17 Time display
18 Pushbutton switches
19 Indicator lights
20 Programme sequence display
21 Programme selector switch
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Warning and safety instructions
Warning and safety instructions
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
machine. This way you will avoid
the risk of accidents, and damage
to the machine. Keep these instructions in a safe place for reference,
and pass them on to any future user.
Appropriate usage
This dishwasher is intended exclusively for cleaning domestic crockery and cutlery. Do not use for purposes other than those for which it was
designed. Unauthorised use could
prove dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by
improper use or for uses other than
those for which the appliance is intended.
The following notes are to help avoid
personal injury
To ensure stability integrated and
built-under models must be installed under a continuous worktop
which has been firmly screwed to
neighbouring units.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement is tested and where
there is any doubt the electrical system
in the house is checked out by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer can6
not be held responsible for damage
caused by the lack or inadequacy of
an effective earthing system, (electric
shock for example).
For safety reasons do not operate
this appliance on an extension
cable. Danger of overheating.
A damaged appliance is dangerous.
Switch off at the mains and call the
Service Department for assistance.
Repairs may only be carried out by
suitably qualified and competent
engineers to ensure safety. Repairs by
unqualified persons could be dangerous.
With the "Waterproof system", the
plastic housing of the water inlet
connection contains an electrical component. It must not be dipped in water.
Do not let small children play with
the dishwasher and its controls or
operate it.
There is a danger that children playing
might shut themselves in the dishwasher. Please supervise its use by the
elderly or infirm.
Do not use solvents in the dishwasher. Danger of explosion!
Avoid inhalation of powder detergents.
For appliances with the heating element in the wash cabinet do not
touch the element during or directly
after the end of a programme, you
could burn yourself.
Warning and safety instructions
Dishwasher detergents contain irritant or corrosive ingredients. They
can cause burning in the mouth and
throat if swallowed, or inhibit breathing.
Keep children away from detergents
and from the dishwasher when the
door is open. There could be detergent residues in the appliance.
To avoid the danger of children
coming into contact with the dishwasher detergent: Only put it into the
detergent dispenser just before starting
the programme, and then secure the
door with the child safety lock.
For models with "Delay Start" option
make sure the detergent dispenser is
dry before putting in detergent. Wipe
dry if necessary. Detergent will clog if
poured into a damp dispenser and may
not be thoroughly dispensed. If the
door is open at the end of a programme, children may come into contact with this residue.
Water in the dishwasher must not
be used as drinking water.
Appliances with a cutlery basket:
items of cutlery are cleaned and
dried more efficiently if placed in the
basket handles downwards. You may
however, prefer to place cutlery with
sharp points with the handles upwards.
Always disconnect the appliance
from the electrical supply for maintenance work (switch off at wall socket
and remove plug, screw out fuse in
countries where this is applicable).
The following notes should help to
avoid material damage
The voltage and frequency shown
on the data plate must match the
mains supply in the house.
Only use detergents formulated for
domestic dishwashers. Do not use
washing-up liquid.
Do not use commercial or industrial detergents as these may damage material and there is a risk of
severe chemical reaction.
Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with dishwasher detergent always leads to damage to the water softener. Make sure that you have picked
up the right packet of dishwasher salt
before filling the salt reservoir.
Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with powder or liquid
detergent always leads to serious damage to the reservoir. Only use rinse aid
formulated for domestic dishwashers.
Do not sit or lean on the opened
door. This could cause the dishwasher to tip and be damaged.
If your dishwasher has the heating
element visible in the base of the
wash cabinet, as far as possible always place plastic items in the top basket, and ensure they do not drop
through. The plastic could melt or lose
its shape near the heating element.
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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 machine 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.
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Disposal of your old machine
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, so that
children cannot accidentally shut themselves in. Make appropriate arrangements for the safe disposal of the appliance.
The manufacturer can not be held
responsible for any damage caused
by non-observance of the Warning
and Safety instructions.
Caring for the environment
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.
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Disposal of your old machine
Old machines contain materials which
can be re-cycled. Please contact your
local authorities or scrap merchant
about potential recycling schemes, before disposing of the appliance.
Ensure that the machine presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. See the appropriate section in the Warning and Safety instructions.
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Caring for the environment
Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing
These dishwashers are exceptionally efficient in their 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.
However, if your water is heated by
electricity we would still recommend
connection to cold water.
In the UNIVERSAL 55° programme,
depending on the capacity of the
dishwasher, when connected to hot
water 55°C up to 0.7 kWh of electrical energy is saved. The hot water
provides this energy, and the approx. 0.13 l oil or 0.14 m3 natural gas
needed to heat the water might be
considerably more cost effective.
Although all stages of the wash then
take place with hot water, savings
are made in cost, time and energy.
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Make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher for most
economical washing.
For small loads:
Select the additional “Top Solo” function (see chapter “Additional functions”)
Choose the programme to suit the
type of crockery being washed and
the degree of soiling.
If baskets are only half full use the
ECONOMY programme.
Use the correct dosages of detergent.
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time please
note the following points:
See the relevant chapters for detailed
information on the points below.
Setting the water softener
The water softener unit must be set to
deal with the water hardness level in
your area.
The salt reservoir must also first be
filled with water and then with dishwasher salt. Never fill with dishwasher
powder detergent.
Filling the salt reservoir with detergent by mistake will always damage
the water softener. Please check
every time before refilling that the
package contains dishwasher salt.
Add rinse aid
Only use rinse aid formulated for domestic dishwashers
Inadvertently filling the rinse aid reservoir with powder or liquid detergent, or
washing up liquid, will damage the
reservoir.
Load the crockery correctly
Load the crockery so that water will
come into contact with all surfaces.
This ensures that they will be properly
cleaned.
The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall for the basket or which hang through. If necessary
manually rotate the spray arms to test.
Add the correct amount of detergent
Follow the detergent manufacturer’s
recommendations on how much detergent to use. Not using enough will lead
to poor wash results.
The amount to dispense will depend on
the type of detergent and programme
selected.
Read the notes on dosage given in the
programme chart.
Cleaning results may vary from brand
to brand. If you are not satisfied with
the results from one brand try another
quality brand before contacting the
Customer Service department for advice.
Do not use washing up liquid
Only use detergent formulated for domestic dishwashers.
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Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
It is important to choose the correct
programme
The NORMAL programme and the
UNIVERSAL programmes are ideally
suited to everyday loads. See the programme chart for descriptions of other
programmes.
When the dishwasher is run for the
first time the programme selected
will not start for approx. 7 minutes.
During these 7 minutes the “Reactivate” (Regenerate) programme step
is carried out and the “Reactivate”
indicator light illuminates.
The filter combination in the base of
the wash cabinet and the spray arms
must be kept clean.
These should be regularly inspected
and cleaned if necessary.
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Opening and closing the door
Opening and closing the door
To open the door
Press the release catch inside the
door grip.
If the door is opened during operation
all functions are automatically interrupted.
To close the door
Child safety lock
The child safety lock is designed to
deter children from opening the dishwasher door.
Use the key provided to turn the
child safety lock to the required setting.
Push the baskets right in
Horizontal setting = The door is
locked.
Lift the door upwards and push until
it clicks into position
Vertical setting = The door can
be opened.
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Water softener
Water softener
To avoid the build-up of calcium deposits on crockery and cutlery, and in
the dishwasher the water needs to be
softened.
To ensure a steady supply of soft water
the built-in water softener must be:
1. correctly set and
2. the salt reservoir must be filled with
dishwasher salt for reactivation.
The dishwasher is set at the factory to
operate up to a hardness level of
400 mg/l (22 °d German scale)
If your water hardness level is different from this the factory setting will
need to be changed according to
the chart on this page.
Your local water authority will advise
you on the water hardness of your area.
Where the hardness level fluctuates
(e.g. 140-310 mg/l, 8 - 17 °d German
scale) always take the highest value
(value 17 °d in this example)!
Please make a note of the water
hardness level here:
Water hardness level:
mg/l
Settings
mg/l
°f
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22 *)
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
20
40
50
70
90
110
130
140
160
180
200
220
230
250
270
290
310
320
340
360
380
400
410
430
450
470
490
500
520
540
560
580
590
610
630
2
4
5
7
9
11
13
14
16
18
20
22
23
25
27
29
31
32
34
36
38
40
41
43
45
47
49
50
52
54
56
58
59
61
63
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
36-47
650-850
65-85
36
4
48-65 860-1170
86-117
36
5
66-70 1190-1260 119-126
36
6
*) factory setting
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value
water
for
hardness
program- level
ming
selector
(Setting)
°d
Water softener
Water softener
To set the water softener
Water hardness level of 20-630 mg/l
(1 - 35 °d German scale):
Set the programme selector switch
to the “UNIVERSAL 55 °” position.
A figure appears in the time display
corresponding to the water hardness
level already set, e.g. "22" - the water
softener is set to a water hardness
level of 400 mg/l (22 °d German
scale).
Press the “Top Solo” button as often
as necessary until the value of your
water hardness appears in °d in the
time display.
Example:
For a water hardness level of 540 mg/l
(30 °d German scale).
Switch the dishwasher off.
Keep pressing the “Top Solo” button
until “30” appears in the time display.
Use a screwdriver to remove the lid
of the water hardness level selector
in the wash cabinet.
Once the figure “36” is reached the
counter returns to “0”.
Check that the selector is set to setting 6 (factory setting). If not, use a
flat blade screwdriver or a coin to
turn the selector until it clicks on setting 6.
Turn the programme selector switch
to the “STOP” position.
Value “0” must not be set!
Press the “START”-button x 2.
The change is stored in memory;
the length of time of the selected programme appears in the time display
again.
Press the“Delay start” and “START”
buttons at the same time and at the
same time switch the dishwasher on
by pressing the “On/Off”-button.
A “P” and a figure appear in the time
display.
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Water softener
Water softener
Water hardness level of 650-1260 mg/l
(36 - 70 °d German scale):
Switch the dishwasher off.
The water hardness selector in the
wash cabinet must be set according to
the following chart.
value
water
for
hardness
program- level
ming
selector
(Setting)
36
4
Turn the programme selector switch
to the “STOP” position.
°d
mg/l
Press the “Delay start” and “START”
buttons at the same time and at the
same time switch the dishwasher on
by pressing the “On/Off”-button.
36-47
650-850
65-85
48-65 860-1170
86-117
36
5
66-70 1190-1260 119-126
36
6 *)
°f
A “P” and a figure appear in the time
display.
*) factory setting
Set the programme selector switch
to the “UNIVERSAL 55 °” position.
Example:
The water hardness level is 900 mg/l.
A figure appears in the time display
corresponding to the water hardness
level already set, e.g. "22" - the water
softener is set to a water hardness
level of 400 mg/l (22 °d German
scale).
The water hardness level selector must
be set to setting 5, 860-1170 mg/l
(48 - 65 °d German scale).
Press the “Top Solo” button as often
as necessary until the value “36” appears in the time display.
Press the “START”-button x 2.
The change is stored in memory;
the length of time of the selected programme appears in the time display
again.
Using a screwdriver remove the cover
from the water hardness selector.
Use a coin or screwdriver to adjust
the water hardness level selector in
the wash cabinet. There is a click as
each setting is reached.
For technical reasons do not set the
selector to setting 1 - 3.
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Water softener
Water softener
Filling the salt reservoir
Please only use special coarse grained
dishwasher salt for reactivation, as
other salts may contain insoluble additives which can impair the functioning
of the softener.
The salt reservoir holds approx. 2 kg of
salt.
Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir
with dishwasher detergent always
leads to damage to the water softener.
Make sure that you have picked up
the right packet of dishwasher salt
before filling the salt reservoir.
Before filling the salt reservoir for
the first time:
Fill the salt reservoir with approx.
2 litres of water.
Remove the bottom basket.
Unscrew the salt reservoir cap.
Place the funnel (provided) in place.
Fill carefully with salt
(As it is filled displaced water will run
out).
Clean salt from the screw threads of
the socket.
Screw the cap on firmly.
Run the “PRE-WASH” programme
immediately. This removes any
traces of salt from the cabinet. This
is not necessary if a “UNIVERSAL”
or “UNIVERSAL PLUS” programme
is run straight away.
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Water softener
Water softener
Salt indicator
Note
The salt indicator light will come on if
the water used is very soft, i.e. constantly at a level below 70 mg/l (4 °d).
The salt reservoir is empty as no reactivation salt is needed with such soft
water.
The light is of no significance in this
case.
The "Salt" indicator light has also been
designated for future programme updates, (see "After Sales Service").
When the salt reservoir is empty the
“Salt” indicator light comes on. The
reservoir should be refilled with dishwasher salt for reactivation.
After the reservoir has been refilled with
salt the water softener is automatically
reactivated either the next time the dishwasher is run or the time after that.
The “Reactivate” indicator light illuminates during this process.
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Adding rinse aid
Adding rinse aid
Rinse aid is necessary to ensure that
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.
The rinse aid reservoir holds approx.
130 cm3.
Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with powder detergent (or
liquid detergent) always causes
serious damage to the reservoir.
Only pour rinse aid formulated for
domestic dishwashers into the reservoir.
Add rinse aid when the indicator
light “Rinse aid” on the control panel
comes on.
Although it is possible to use household vinegar with a max. 5% acid
content, or liquid citric acid up to
50% acid as an alternative, the resulting rinsing and drying quality
will not be as good as when rinse
aid is used.
Do not use vinegar with a high acid
content (e.g. vinegar essence 25%
acid). This must not be used as its
use would damage the dishwasher.
Press the button (in the direction of
the arrow) until the flap springs open.
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Adding rinse aid
Setting the dosage
Add rinse aid only until it is visible on
the surface of the filter in the opening.
Close the flap firmly.
The flap must audibly engage, otherwise water could get into the rinse
aid storage container during the programme.
Mop up any split rinse aid. This prevents over-forming occuring during
the next programme.
The flap should normally remain
closed. Only open it for adding more
rinse aid!
Wait until the ”Rinse aid” indicator on
the control panel lights up before adding more rinse aid.
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The dosage adjuster (see arrow) in the
opening has settings from 1 to 6. It is
set to 3 at the factory, as the recommended dose.This setting dispenses
approx. 3 ml rinse aid per programme.
If there are flecks on glasses after
drying use a higher setting.
If smearing appears on crockery use
a lower setting.
Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
Note
Load the crockery so that water will
come into contact with all surfaces.
This ensures that they will be
properly cleaned.
Do not place crockery and cutlery inside other pieces where they may be
concealed.
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 the plastic items is
not affected by this discolouration.
Hollow items e.g. cups, glasses etc.
must be inverted in the basket.
Deep based items should be placed
at an angle such that water runs off
them freely.
Tall narrow hollow pieces should be
placed in the centre of the basket,
rather than the corners, to ensure
good coverage of water.
Small pieces should be placed on the
cup racks. Cups should be on the
lower rack and bowls on the top rack
so that water reaches all pieces.
The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall for the
basket or which hang through.
If necessary manually rotate the
arms to test.
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Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
Loading examples
Upper basket
Bottom basket
Small, lightweight, delicate items such
as cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc.
Larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, saucepans,
bowls. Glasses may only be cleaned in
the bottom basket if it is fitted with a
special glassware insert.
Note for “Top Solo”
If a wash programme has been selected with the additional function “Top
Solo”, all crockery must be loaded into
the upper basket and cutlery tray. See
the “Additional functions” chapter for
further information.
Cutlery tray
As the middle spray arm also directs
water downwards, lightly soiled plates
or platters can be placed in the bottom
basket if there are large spaces between them. Do not place dishes,
bowls or other hollow containers in the
bottom basket. See Section on “Additional option - Top Solo”.
The cutlery tray insert is removable. It
can be completely removed from its
frame and carried to be cutlery drawer,
or table where it can be easily unloaded.
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Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
For best results cutlery should be
grouped in zones, one for knives, one
for forks, one for spoons etc. This
makes unloading much easier.
Larger items like sauce ladles, cake
slices, long knives and mixing spoons
can be placed lengthwise in the trouch
in the centre of the tray.
Cutlery with round or oval handles
should be placed with the heads in the
grips as this prevents them slipping.
Ensure that spoon heads are in contact
with at least one of the grips in the cutlery tray. This way they cannot collect
water.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big,
e.g. cake slices.
Spoon heads should be placed in such
a way that water runs off them freely.
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Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
Flap up racks
Positioning rail
(standard feature depending on model)
Can either be used for a second row of
cups or raised upwards to make room
for tall items.
For easy sorting and removing of crockery the positioning rail can be rested
to one side.
Raise it again afterwards so that crockery can rest against it in the basket.
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Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
Adjusting the upper basket
(depending on model)
In order to gain more space for taller
pieces of crockery in the bottom or
upper basket, the upper basket can be
adjusted in three steps with 2 cm between each step.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket the following dimensions can be
accommodated:
Upper
basket
position
plates Ø in cm
Upper
basket
Lower
basket
Top
20.5
30
Middle
22.5
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Bottom
24.5
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Pull out the upper basket and loosen
the two locknuts on either side of the
basket.
Adjust the basket up or down to the
right height.
Tighten the locknuts.
The upper basket can also be set to an
angle if required.
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Items not suitable for dishwashers
Items not suitable for dishwashers
– cutlery with wooden or horn handles,
– wooden or plastic chopping boards,
– glued items, e.g. old knives with
handles which have been glued on,
– hand-made craft items,
– copper or tin items,
– plastic items which are not heat resistant.
Please note
– Silver- and aluminium items can suffer some discolouration.
– Aluminium components (e.g. grease
filter) must not be cleaned with caustic alkaline commercial or industrial
detergents. This may damage material or, in extreme cases, cause
severe chemical reaction.
– Silver, treated 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.
– Colours painted over a glaze may
fade after many washes.
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing.
We recommend:
Wash delicate glassware in the
ECONOMY 55 ° - programme, (or for
models where the programme is
available, GENTLE 45°C). This will reduce the risk of clouding.
There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware. When in doubt
wash by hand.
When purchasing new crockery, cutlery and glassware make sure they
are dishwasher safe.
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Adding detergent
Adding detergent
Only use detergents formulated for
domestic dishwashers. Do not use
washing up liquid.
Please note
Dishwasher detergents contain irritant or corrosive ingredients. They
can cause burning in the mouth
and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Keep children away from
detergent 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 put it into the detergent dispenser just before starting the programme.
Selecting detergent
Recently almost all detergent manufacturers have launched new detergents
with a different composition, in addition
to standard types.
Should you experience difficulties when
using these types of products, please
contact Miele Customer and Technical
Services Department, or the detergent
manufacturer’s own Advisory Service.
These new dishwashing detergents, although welcome from an ecological
point of view, react to a different degree
from conventional products to water
hardness. The drawbacks may only
become apparent after a prolonged
period of use.
The following problems may occur:
– White deposits on crockery and
inner cabinet.
– Increased etching in the form of a
bluish sheen on the surface of glassware.
– Discolouration of silverware.
Appearances of this nature are
generally caused by the detergent
used and are not attributable to any
malfunctioning of the dishwasher itself.
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Adding detergent
Preventive measures:
1. If you wish to continue using the new
chlorine and phosphate-free products, the following is recommended:
– Try out an environmentally friendly
detergent of the same type from another manufacturer.
2. If you are still dissatisfied with the results, we recommend the use of
chlorine-free but not phosphate-free
detergent.
– The instrucions given in this book for
setting the water softener and dispensing detergent remain valid.
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3. If results are still not to your satisfaction, you should revert back to using
conventional detergents containing
both chlorine and phosphate.
– The instrucions given in this book for
setting the water softener and dispensing detergent remain valid.
Should you experience difficulties when
using these types of products, please
contact the detergent manufacturer’s
own Advisory Service.
Adding detergent
Dishwasher detergent must be added
before each programme (except PREWASH).
– Pour powder or liquid detergent into
the dispenser.
– Dishwasher detergent tablets can be
put at various places in the wash
cabinet, (follow the manufacturer’s
advice on the packet).
Detergent manufacturers give the required amount of detergent in ml (or g)
on the packaging.
The amount to dispense will depend on
the type of load and the programme selected.
See the programme chart on the next
pages for advice on amounts to dispense.
If you buy detergent in bulk please ensure that the container is always
properly sealed after use. Otherwise
the detergent can lose its effectiveness.
For the NORMAL programme and the
UNIVERSAL programmes use at least
30 ml (or g) detergent unless advised
to use more by the manufacturer, then
use what they advise.
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Adding detergent
For information:
Compartment I takes max. 25 ml, Compartment II max. 80 ml. There are horizontal markers to assist with
dispensing in compartment II, indicating the level in ml.
Press the opening catch on the container flap.
The flap will spring open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
programme.
Pour in the required amount of detergent.
Shut the flap.
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Choosing a programme
Choosing a programme
Choose your programme according to
the type of load and how dirty it is.
In most cases this will be the NORMAL
programme or one of the UNIVERSAL
programmes.
NORMAL 55°
UNIVERSAL 55° or 65°
These programmes are ideally suited to
everyday loads, mixed loads with varying degrees of soiling.
For particular needs there are special
programmes:
The different programmes and their
uses are described on the next two
pages in the Programme chart.
You can also choose the additional
function "Top Solo" for each programme.
See the "Additional functions" chapter
for further information.
Programme “Energy save”
Use this programme for lightly to normally soiled crockery.
For technical reasons a warm water
intake of at least 45°C (temperature
of the incoming water) is necessary
for this programme.
Water is not heated up in this programme.
Only approx. 0.20 kWh is used.
The drying result will not quite match
that of a programme with a full drying
cycle.
The higher the temperature of the water
taken in (up to 60 ° max), the better the
results obtained with this programme.
The door of the dishwasher can be
left ajar at the end of this programme
to dispel vapour/moisture more
quickly.
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Programme chart
Programme chart
Programme
When to use
Normal and Universal Programmes
for normal everyday loads,
particularly suitable for chlorine-free detergents
UNIVERSAL 55° for normal everyday loads
Detergent
A 1)
B 2)
Compart- Compart- Compartment I
ment II
ment II
(Pre(Wash
(Wash
wash)
cycle)
cycle)
100 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
50 %
50 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
100 %
120 %
50 %
50 %
50 %
50 %
NORMAL 55°
as UNIVERSAL 55°, but with longer wash time for
heavily soiled loads, particularly suitable for
chlorine-free detergents
UNIVERSAL 65° as UNIVERSAL PLUS 55°, but with higher wash
temperature for stubborn dried-on particles
Special Programmes
ECONOMY 55° for full loads with very light soiling, e.g. coffee cups,
or:
for half a normal everyday load
Energy Save
for light and normally soiled loads, select only if the
dishwasher is connected to a hot water intake
(minimum temperature 45° C), (see Programme
selection)
INTENSIVE 75° for pots, pans and food preparation crockery with
dried on particles of food and very heavy soiling
SHORT 45°
“Quick programme”, for lightly soiled crockery e.g.
party crockery
GENTLE 45°
“Gentle programme”, for lightly soiled crockery and
for heat sensitive crockery
PRE-WASH
for rinsing crockery to avoid smells if a complete
cycle is not needed
UNIVERSAL
PLUS 55° 3)
The amount dispensed will depend on the type of detergent being used:
A 1) Use this method for:
– detergents containing phosphates and chlorine (except liquid detergent)
Divide the total amount proportionally between compartment I and compartment II.
B 2)
Use this method for:
– detergent which is chlorine and phosphate free
– detergent which is chlorine free but contains phosphates
– liquid detergent
In this instance the whole amount is placed in compartment II.
For the NORMAL programme and the UNIVERSAL programmes use at least 30 ml (or g) detergent unless advised to use more by the manufacturer, then use what they advise.
If “Top Solo” operation is selected, the appropriate amount of detergent according to the degree of
soil should be added to compartment II only (approx. 2/3 of the total amount required for a full load).
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Programme cycle
1.
Preliminary prewash
2.
Prewash
X
X
X
Energy
Water
cold
(15°C)
Consumption
kWh
Water
Water
hot
Litres 4)
(55°C)
Main
wash
Interimrinse
Final
rinse
Drying
phase
X
55°
X
55°
X
55°
X
X
65°
X
65°
X
65°
X
1.3
0.7
13
X
1.3
0.7
17
X
1.3
0.7
17
X
65°
X
X
65°
X
1.4
0.8
17
X
55°
X
X
55°
X
1.25)
0.55)
13
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
–
0.2
22
X
X
X
75°
X
45°
X
45°
X
X
65°
X
55°
X
55°
X
1.7
0.9
22
1.0
0.4
13
1.2
0.4
17
0.06
0.06
5
X
X
X
X
X
3) Standard programme (see chapter “Comparison tests”)
4) Average consumption values taken with water hardness level up to 310 mg/l, (17 °d)
(see chapter “Water softener”).
5) with half loads (7 place settings)
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Switching on and off
Switching on and off
Switching on
Close the door.
Open the stopcock (if it is closed).
Press the “On/Off”-switch (14).
When the programme and temperature
selector switch (21) is in the “STOP” position a dot lights up in the display field
(17).
Starting a programme
Turn the Programme and temperature selector switch (21) clockwise or
anti-clockwise to the required programme.
The length of the programme selected
appears in hours and minutes in the
Time display (17).
At the same time an indicator light illuminates next to the “START”-button
(18).
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Before starting a programme select
additional options “Delay start” or
“Top Solo” if required (see chapter
“Additional options”).
Press the “START” button (18).
The indicator light next to the “START”button goes out. The programme starts.
Sequence indication (20)
After starting a programme the sequence indicator light (20) show the actual programme stage reached in a programme.
Switching on and off
Switching on and off
Note:
The “Reactivation” process is carried out before a wash programme.
It lasts several minutes.
During this process only the “Reactivating” indicator light is on.
The hardness level of the inlet water
dictates how often (after how many programmes) water needs to be softened.
For example with a water hardness degree of 380 mg/l (21 °d German scale)
reactivation takes place after every 3
programmes. With a water hardness degree of 140 mg/l (8 °d German scale)
reactivation only takes place after 11
programmes.
Time display (17)
The time left for a programme to run
shows in the display as the programme
progresses.
The time displayed in the time display
may vary with the same programme.
This is partly dependent on the temperature of the inlet water on each occasion.
End of a programme
A programme has finished when no indicator lights are illuminated in the programme sequence display (20) and a
“0” shows in the time display.
The dishwasher can be opened and
crockery unloaded. If it is left closed,
the fan will continue for a few more
minutes to diminish any remaining moisture.
This is recommended if the crockery is
not required immediately. This process
is extra to the wash programme.
Switching off
At the end of a programme:
Press and release the “On-Off switch (14).
If the dishwasher is not to be used for a
long period of time, e.g. whilst on holiday:
Turn off the stopcock.
When the dishwasher is first switched
on the display shows a time value for
an inlet water temperature of approx.
15°C, (test temperature set in the factory).
With subsequent programmes the electronic unit takes account of the new
conditions and calculates the time required. This figure is then displayed
when the machine is next switched on.
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Switching on and off
Switching on and offRemoving load
Programme interruption
A wash programme is interrupted as
soon as the door is opened.
If the door is closed again the programme will continue from the position
it was at when it was interrupted.
Warning!
Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding. Only open
the door if absolutely necessary
and exercise caution when doing
so. Hold the door for about 20 secs
in the nearly closed position, before
pushing it firmly shut.
Programme change
A programme change can be made at
any time. The newly chosen programme starts as soon as it has been
selected.
Turn the programme selector switch
to the required programme.
If a programme needs to be started
from the beginning again:
Turn the programme selector switch
to the “STOP” position (a point appears in the display field).
Select a new programme and press
“START”.
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Removing load
Hot crockery will chip and break
more easily.
After switching off let it cool down in
the dishwasher until it is comfortable
enough to handle, before you unload
it.
If you open the door fully after switching off, the crockery will cool down
much faster.
First unload the bottom basket, then
the upper basket and then the cutlery tray (if you have one) at the very
end.
This way you avoid water droplets
from the upper basket or the cutlery
tray falling on to crockery in the bottom basket.
Additional options
Additional options
Delay start (18)
The starting time of a programme can
be delayed up to 9 hours and 30
minutes (in 30 minute steps), e.g. to
benefit from economy rates of electricity.
Select a programme.
The duration of the selected programme shows in the time display (17)
in minutes and seconds.
Press the “Delay start” (18) button
once for every 30 minutes delay required.
The programme duration goes out in
the time display and the delay time is
displayed in hours and minutes. The indicator light next to the “Delay start”
button illuminates.
Press the “START” button (18).
The delay time counts down in minutes
until the delay start period has elapsed.
The programme then begins automatically, and the programme duration and
then the remaining running time of the
programme is displayed in the display
field.
Example:
Press “Delay start” x 1 = 30 minutes
delay.
30 (mins) shows in the display field.
Press “Delay start” x 2 = 1 hour delay.
1.00 shows in the display field etc.
To avoid the danger of children coming into contact with the dishwasher
detergent: Only put it into the detergent dispenser just before starting
the programme, and then secure
the door with the child safety lock.
When using the “Delay Start” option
make sure the detergent dispenser
is dry before putting in detergent.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth if necessary.
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Additional options
Additional options
Top Solo (18)
With this function the majority of the
water is directed only to the top and
middle spray arms in the dishwasher.
This means that the water jets are
aimed only at items in the upper basket
and cutlery tray (where fitted).
This additional function is recommended when there is only a small
amount of crockery and cutlery to
clean which fits into the upper basket
and the cutlery tray.
N. B.:
Lightly soiled plates or serving platters
can still be placed in the bottom basket
if there are large spaces between
them. Do not place dishes or bowls or
other hollow containers in the bottom
basket.
In some instances adjusting the upper
basket to the lowest position can make
it easier to accommodate larger plates
in this basket.
By using the Top Solo function water,
detergent and energy savings are also
made.
For example in the UNIVERSAL PLUS 55°
programme only 11 litres of water are
used instead of 17 litres and only 1.0
kWh of electricity instead of 1.3 kWh.
Because smaller amounts of crockery
are being washed the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer can be reduced. Make sure, however, when reducing the amount
dispensed that the cleaning result is
not affected.
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The Top Solo function can be selected
with all wash programmes.
Choose the programme
The length of the chosen programme
appears in the time display (17) in
hours and minutes.
Press the “Top Solo”-button (18).
The indicator light next to the button
illuminates. At the end of the programme the additional option is automatically cancelled.
The programme duration of the selected programme changes.
Press the “START”-button (18).
The indicator light next to the
“START”-button goes out. The programme starts.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filters in the wash
cabinet
The dishwasher must not be used
without all the filters in place!
The filter combination in the base of the
wash cabinet should be regularly inspected and cleaned if necessary.
Turn the handle anti-clockwise to release the filters.
Lift and take the filter combination out
of the machine. Remove coarse particles and rinse under running water.
Use a nylon brush if necessary.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Turn the filter combination over and
open the coarse filter by pulling
back on the locking device.
Clean the coarse filter under running
water, using a brush if necessary,
and press the locking device back in.
Important:
After cleaning make sure that the locking device is properly locked.
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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.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms
Particles of food can lodge in the spray
arm jets.
The spray arms should be inspected
and cleaned regularly (approx. every 6
months).
To do this remove the spray arms as follows.
Lift up the middle spray arm b to engage the tooth-wheel mechanism.
Then unscrew the spray arm c.
Dishwashers with cutlery basket:
Unscrew the upper spray arm.
Dishwashers with cutlery tray:
Pull out the cutlery tray.
Lift up the upper spray arm to engage the tooth-wheel mechanism
and then unscrew the spray arm.
Using a sharp pointed object push
the food particles into the spray arm
jets and rinse well under running
water.
Please note:
After replacing the spray arms check
that they move freely.
Remove the lower basket and take
out the lower spray arm.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If 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 splinters,
which could cause injury.
Take the filter combination out of the
wash cabinet.
Use a jug or bowl to scoop water out
of the wash cabinet.
Lift up the non-return valve and rinse
under running water.
Raise the locking clamp.
The drain pump is situated under the
non-return valve (see arrow).
Before replacing the non-return valve
check that the drain pump impeller
turns with only slight resistance, and
that there is no obstruction.
Carefully replace the non-return
valve and secure with the locking
clamp.
Replace and secure the filter combination.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
To clean the 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.
Fitting an in-line water filter
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.
These filters can be obtained from the
Miele Spares Department (Part No.:
75577).
Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply (switch off at the main
socket and pull out the plug, switch
off the appropriate circuit at the fusebox or withdraw the mains fuse).
Turn off the stopcock and unscrew
the inlet hose.
Carefully remove the rubber seal.
Withdraw the filter using pointed
pliers and clean by rinsing under running water.
Replace filter and seal. Make sure
they are sitting correctly!
Screw back into place on the water
inlet, taking care that it goes back on
straight.
Turn on the stopcock gradually to
test for leaks.
If there is a leak:
Screw the connections on more
tightly.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the wash cabinet
In general the wash cabinet is selfcleaning, provided that the correct
amount of dishwasher detergent is
used.
If however ther are time scale or grease
deposits these can be removed with a
proprietary dishwasher cleaner.
Cleaning the door and the
door seal
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The facia panel
This should only be wiped with a
damp cloth, or a suitable plastic
cleaner.
Do not use an abrasive cleaner, a
glass cleaner or an all-purpose
cleaner. Because of their chemical
composition they could cause
serious damage to plastic surfaces.
The front of the dishwasher
Wipe the door seal regularly with a
damp cloth and remove any particles of food.
Laminate fronts should be cleaned
using a suitable proprietary cleaning
agent.
Wipe away any residue of food and
drink spillage from the sides of the
dishwasher door. These are not part
of the wash cabinet and are not
reached by water from the spray
arms.
Fronts made from wood should only
be cleaned using a damp cloth or
leather and dried with a soft cloth.
Do not use any cleaner containing
ammonia or thinners.
Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
With the aid of the following explanatory notes, minor faults can be corrected without contacting the Miele Service Department.
Any work on the electrical components of the appliance should only
be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in accordance with local and national
regulations. Unauthorised repairs
could be dangerous.
If, however, you are unable to correct
the problem, the Miele Service Department should be contacted.
Faults/possible causes
The dishwasher does not start
– The door is not properly closed.
– The plug is not properly inserted.
– The fuse is defective/has blown.
The dishes are not cleaned
– The dishes are incorrectly loaded.
– The correct amount of detergent was
not dosed - see “Programme chart”.
– The filters in the wash cabinet are
not clean - see “Cleaning and care”.
– The spray arm jets are blocked - see
“Cleaning and care”.
– The wrong programme was selected
- see "Programme chart".
White residue on cutlery and
crockery
– No salt in the salt reservoir.
Fill the salt reservoir with dishwasher salt for reactivation
- see section on "Water softener".
– Salt reservoir lid has not been
screwed on properly.
– Not enough rinse aid.
Use a higher dosage setting
- see "Adding rinse aid".
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Problem solving guide
The wash cycle is cancelled before
the end and the “Water outlet” check
light flashes
– The drain hose is kinked.
– The drain pump is blocked – see
“Cleaning and care”.
– Foreign bodies are obstructing the
non-return valve - see "Cleaning and
care".
Before removing the obstruction:
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher with the
ON / OFF switch.
Water in the wash cabinet at the end
of a programme
– The outlet hose is kinked.
– The drain pump is blocked
– see “Cleaning and care”.
– Foreign bodies are obstructing the
non-return valve – see "Cleaning and
care".
Before removing the obstruction:
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher
with the ON/OFF switch.
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Shortly after starting a programme
the “Water inlet”check light flashes
– The stopcock is shut.
Open the stopcock.
The dishwasher should continue
the programme.
If the programme does not continue:
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher with the
ON/OFF switch.
Start the programme again
- see "Switching on and off".
– The filter in the screw connection of
the valve on the water inlet hose is
blocked - see "Cleaning and care".
– Too little water flows into the wash
cabinet. This may be due to insufficient water pressure at the intake
(flow pressure at the water inlet).
Before removing the obstruction:
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher with the
ON/OFF switch.
Problem solving guide
The “Spray arm” check light flashes
– The middle spray arm is obstructed
by crockery.
Open the dishwasher door and
remove the obstruction.
– The spray are jets are blocked - see
"Cleaning and care".
The wash cycle finishes too early
and three horizontal lines “---” appear in the time display.
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher with the
ON/OFF switch.
After a few seconds:
Before removing the obstruction:
Turn the programme selector to
STOP.
Switch off the dishwasher with the
ON/OFF switch.
The “Water inlet” check light comes
on during the “Energy save” programme.
For technical reasons the “Energy
save” programme requires a warm
water intake temperature of at least
45 °C (temperature of the inflowing
water) – see also “Programme selection”.
Switch on again with the ON/OFF
switch.
Select the programme again and
start.
If the lines are still visible in the display
there is a technical fault.
Please call the MIELE Service Department.
In certain circumstances you can still
wash with the "Energy save" programme (using hot water) and "PREWASH". As the programme progresses
the time left is displayed again in the
time display.
If the inflowing water does not reach
the necessary temperature the indicator light “Water inlet” illuminates.
One reason for this may be that the domestic hot water system has been overused for a short period of time.
This can, in certain instances lead to
the crockery not being properly
cleaned.
If necessary repeat the programme.
If the “Water inlet” indicator light
comes on again select a different
programme.
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After sales service
After sales service
After sales service
If you are unable to remedy a problem yourself, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer or
Future updates
The LED marked PC is reserved for the
service engineer, for updates in future
years to your machine.
– the Miele Service Department.
See back cover for addresses.
Please quote the model type and
number of your appliance. This information can be found on the data
plate inside the door.
When for example technological developments offer advanced modifications
to your existing programme cycles, a
service engineer will be able to input
these into your machine controls.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
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Special accessories
Special accessories
Bottle holder
(depending on model)
Installation - special situations
Brackets to fix the dishwasher under a
marble-type worktop.
Building-under kit (GDU) to modify an
integrated “i” dishwasher to a builtunder dishwasher.
Extended machine feet where a
height of up to 94 cm is required.
Plinth facia kit for "i" dishwashers for
kitchens without a complete plinth facia
run.
Adapter strips for "i" dishwashers to
match the control panel facia to the adjacent drawers.
The bottle holder (e.g. for milk or baby
bottles) can be fitted at various places
in the bottom basket.
To achieve good cleaning results the
bottle holder should only be placed in
the positions marked white – and on no
account in the positions marked with
an X.
Inserts
Glass inserts for the bottom basket,
(only available for models with removable inserts in the bottom basket).
Glass inserts for the upper basket,
especially for glasses which need a
special support.
Other special accessories e.g. special
inserts for glasses or plates, etc. are
available through your Dealer or the
Spare Parts Department.
See the following list.
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Comparison tests
Comparison tests
Test standard:
IEC 436 / DIN 44990 / IEC 704 / prEN 50242
Programme tested:
UNIVERSAL PLUS 55°
Amount of detergent:
If using a detergent containing chlorine:
5 g in compartment I, 25 g in compartment II.
If using a chlorine-free detergent:
30 g only in compartment II.
Rinse aid dispensing:
Setting 3, (approx. 3 ml, set at factory)
Noise measurement:
Before starting a programme to measure noise, the
dishwasher door must first be opened completely.
Doing this will automatically close the vent exit for
the turbothermic drying process as in daily use.
Amount washed:
14 place settings
Upper basket
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Lower basket
Comparison tests
Comparison tests
Cutlery tray
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Installation instructions
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Contents
Contents
Installation integrated “i” dishwashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1. Fit worktop protection (“niro” stainless steel coverplate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Building the dishwasher into a niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3. Fitting the facia panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4. Matching the facia panel to the dimensions of the adjacent drawer fronts . . . .
5. Fitting the (matching) door front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6. Adjusting the door springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7. Levelling and securing the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8. Matching the plinth facia of a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection to the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation integrated “i” Dishwashers
Installation integrated “i” Dishwashers
The “i” model dishwashers are specially designed for building under a
continuous worktop.
Dimensions:
The front can be fitted with a base unit
front to match the kitchen furniture.
By using a decor set GDU “i” model
dishwashers can be converted into a
built-under “U” model.
The decor set is supplied with a separate installation instruction leaflet.
To ensure stability, these dishwashers must only be installed
under a continuous worktop which
must be securely screwed to neighbouring units.
1) with 890 mm machine height
2) with 840 mm machine height
Range of adjustment approx. 5 cm
(84-89 cm total height).
Extended machine feet are available at
extra cost, (special accessory). These
can be used for a machine height of 89
to 94 cm.
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1. Fit worktop protection
A stainless steel “niro” coverplate is
supplied with the machine to protect
the underside of the worktop against
steam rising from the machine.
The coverplate is supplied as standard
with "i" models.
Squeeze sealant from the tube supplied b into the angle of the “niro”
plate.
Align the "niro" plate c to the front
edge of the worktop - see illustration and then use tacks supplied to nail
the “niro” plate to the underside of
the worktop.
On worktops with wood or laminate
edging, the tacks should be nailed
through the holes further back from
the edge.
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2. Building the dishwasher into
a niche
Connection to water and drainage
should be sited beside and not behind
the dishwasher for accessibility. Connections are usually made in the area
under the sink. Many kitchen unit manufacturers provide a cutout in the base
of the sink base unit for the hoses to be
fed through.
If the base unit has no opening and if
there is not an opening through the plinth
area for connections, one must be cut.
Suggested dimensions: 60 x 110 mm.
For some installation steps it is
necessary to pull the dishwasher
slightly out of the recess. Therefore
do not make these connections until
last.
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The slides make installation of the dishwasher easier and protect the floor
from possible damage when moving
the appliance into and out of the recess. They are also used for adjusting
the height of the rear screw feet.
Adjust the height manually before installing the dishwasher. Leave a
space of approx. 5 mm below the
worktop to allow the dishwasher to
be pushed back easily into the recess. Make sure that the dishwasher
stands level.
Push the dishwasher right back into
the recess. Ensure that drain hose,
inlet hose and electric cable are laid
to reach the connection point without
any kinks.
Press the slides - with the ratchet at
the rear - under the screw feet.
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Adjust the rear screw feet to the required height.
Higher = turn clockwise
Lower = turn anti-clockwise
Several turns are needed to adjust 1 mm
in height. A battery-powered screwdriver could be used.
Adjust the front screw feet manually
or with a flat blade screwdriver.
It is easier to adjust the screw feet if the
weight of the dishwasher is not bearing
down on them.
If possible tip the machine slightly.
For fine adjustments it may be
necessary to press with a screwdriver against the cogs of the feet.
Screw the feet out until the dishwasher
is right up against the underside of the
worktop, to which it will be screwed
later. Ensure that the dishwasher
stands level.
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3. Fitting the facia panel
The facia panel is delivered separately
in the colour ordered with the necessary accessories.
It has to be fitted to the dishwasher
when it is being installed.
Place the seal supplied b in the
groove round the ventilation grille c.
Push the ventilation grille c into position.
Only applicable when using the GDU
decor set (to convert an "i" version to a
built-under "U" version)
If the GDU decor set is being used, the
adapter strips i must first of all be
removed, and stored for possible use
in the future. See also the separate instructions for fitting the GDU decor set.
Attach caps d to the push button
switches.
Fit the adapter disc e .
Place the facia panel f in position
and screw into place from the inside
using the six screws g.
Attach the switch knob h.
Press out the adapter strips from the
fitting slits in the facia panel.
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4. Matching the facia panel to
the dimensions of the
adjacent drawer fronts
Adjustment range:
The facia panel can be aligned with the
drawer fronts of the kitchen units by adjusting the spacer bars.
to 145 mm:
facia panel with four
spacer bars,
to 154 mm:
using a fifth spacer bar
(special accessory at
extra cost).
from 112 mm: facia panel without
spacer bars
Please note
After adjustment cut off any protruding
lengths of the screws.
Using an 8 mm socket spanner turn
clockwise or anti-clockwise until the
required height is reached.
If necessary some or all spacer bars
can be removed.
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5. Fitting the (matching) door
front
The door of a kitchen base unit (without
the drawer facia or fittings) is normally
used for the door front.
The door front is fixed to the machine
door outer panel using a fixing bracket
which has to be pre-mounted on the
rear of the door front.
Fixing brackets are already fitted on to
the stainless steel door front. This front
cannot be shortened.
Door fronts differ in weight and it is
therefore essential that the door
springs are adjusted (see Step 6)
after the door front has been fitted.
Calculate dimension “X” and make a
note of it before attaching the fixing
bracket.
Dimension “X” is the dimension shown
on the illustration between the drill hole
in the outer door panel and the lower
edge of the neighbouring unit door(s).
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Installing integrated "i" Dishwashers
The fixing bracket is marked in the
middle A.
Lay the bracket on the rear side of
the door front so that the marks A in
the middle of the fixing bracket align
with the vertical guide line, and the
lower fixing holes of the bracket are
centrally positioned in the horizontal
guide line (see illustration). Use
strips of adhesive tape to hold the
bracket in this position.
Lay the door front with the rear side
facing upwards.
Using a pencil draw a vertical line
down the middle of the door to use
as a guide line.
Draw a horizontal guide line across
the door, at a distance from the lower
edge of the front panel equalling the
previously measured dimension “X” .
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Drill the fixing holes to a depth of
about 10 mm, using a 2.5 mm drill bit.
Secure the bracket to the door using
the screws supplied.
Double check for correct alignment
before building into the recess.
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Installation integrated “i” Dishwashers
Pull the dishwasher out of its recess
enough to allow easy access to the
side fixing screws for the door front.
Hang the door front into the slits in
the machine door outer panel, adjust
for height and secure.
Secure the door front by turning the
screws clockwise at each side of the
machine door outer panel.
Plug the openings for the fixing
screws using the plastic stoppers
provided.
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6. Adjusting the door springs
The door springs are correctly adjusted
when a half opened door (approx. 45°
opening angle) remains in that position
when released.
If the door drops down, then the door
springs need to be tightened.
7. Level and secure the
dishwasher
To ensure the stability of the dishwasher it must be screwed to the continuous worktop after it has been positioned.
If, however, it rises up, then the springs
need to be released.
The adjusting screw is located in the
upper front strip at the left hand side of
the dishwasher.
Half open the dishwasher door.
Screw one of the 4 x 15 screws (supplied) from below into the holes in
the right and left hand side of the
upper strip.
Open the dishwasher door.
Adjust the door spring until it is correctly balanced:
– turn clockwise = tighten
– turn anti-clockwise = loosen.
Push the dishwasher back into its
recess.
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Do not lift the dishwasher to do this.
If necessary, screw the feet out further.
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If one of the screw positions is in the
cut-out area, e.g. of the built-in sink, attach the fixing bracket supplied.
For “Corian” or granite worktops there
is a special accessory to fix the dishwasher to an adjacent kitchen unit.
Pull the dishwasher approx. 5-10 cm
out of the recess.
Pull the dishwasher approx. 5-10 cm
out of its niche.
Position the fixing bracket.
Fit the lug of each fixing bracket into
the guide hole on top of the dishwasher, and then swing to the left or
right side respectively.
Push the dishwasher back into the recess, adjust and screw into position
with a (3.9 x 22) screw.
Push the dishwasher back into the
niche, align, and fix to the adjacent
kitchen unit(s) with 2 screws (3.5 x 15)
for each bracket.
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8. Matching the plinth facia of a
kitchen run
The plinth area of the dishwasher is normally covered with a plinth run matching the kitchen furniture.
Place the plinth facia directly in front
of the kitchen run but do not attach.
Carefully open the dishwasher door.
If the door front comes into contact with
the kitchen plinth when the dishwasher
door is opened the plinth facia in the
area around the dishwasher door
needs to be cut to size.
To do this mark where the edge of
the door front comes into contact
with the plinth facia.
Cut the plinth facia to size along this
line.
The height (H) of the plinth facia around
the dishwasher depends on the plinth
return (R) and how much the door front
extends below the dishwasher door (P).
Place the plinth facia in front of the
kitchen run again and check whether
the dishwasher door can be opened
fully.
If it cannot, trim the plinth facia to the
correct size.
Secure the plinth facia to the adjacent kitchen units.
If your kitchen does not have a plinth
run matching the kitchen furniture, the
plinth area can be covered with a separate plinth kit, available at extra cost.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
Please follow the installation instructions carefully.
This dishwasher is supplied ready
for connection to an a.c. single
phase supply, (230 - 240 V 50 Hz for
the UK and Australia). It is supplied
with a mains cable and moulded
plug.
All electrical work should be carried
out by a competent person in accordance with national and local
regulations. Connection should be
made via a fused plug and suitable
switched socket which is easily accessible.
For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD)
with a trip current of 30 mA.
The voltage, rated load and fuse
rating are given on the data plate.
Please ensure that these match the
household mains supply.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue = neutral
Brown = live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol z or
coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red
(UK), or marked with the letter A for
(AUSTRALIA).
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST
BE EARTHED
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Electrical connection
Non rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should be disposed of and on no account be inserted into a socket elsewhere in the house (electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse
cover is lost, the plug must not be used
until a suitable replacement is obtained. The colour of the correct replacement cover is that of the coloured
insert in the base of the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words in the
base of the plug (as applicable to the
design of plug fitted).
The correct fuse rating of the replacement fuses that are ASTA approved to
BS 1362 should be fitted. Replacement fuse covers may be purchased
from your local electrical suppliers, or
Miele Service Agent.
(The German standard version is supplied with a cable and moulded plug
for connection to a 230 V single phase
supply. It must only be connected via
a fused 16 A socket).
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Plumbing
Plumbing
Connection to the water inlet
Water in the dishwasher must not
be used as drinking water.
The dishwasher may be connected to
a cold or hot water supply, max. 60°C.
When connected to a hot water supply
all programme stages which would
otherwise be carried out with cold
water (pre-wash and interim rinse) as
well as the PRE-WASH will be carried
out with hot water.
The programme “Energy save” (without heater) needs connection to a
hot water supply with a temperature
of at least 45°C.
Connect the inlet hose with the
“Waterproof-System” preferably vertically so that the hose exits from the
bottom of the “Waterproof valve” box.
The inlet hose is approx. 1.5 m long;
a longer hose (4 m) may be bought
from the Miele Spare Parts Dept.
A stopcock with a 3/4" male thread
must be provided on site.
The dishwasher is constructed to
comply with DVGW regulations, and
may be connected to a suitable supply without an extra non-return valve
if national regulations allow this.
The water pressure (flow rate at the
take-off point) must be between 0.3
and 10 bar pressure.
If the water pressure is too low the
“Water inlet light” can light up, (see
“Problem solving guide”).
If the water pressure is too high, a
pressure reducer valve must be fitted.
If this is not possible, it can be installed horizontally, but it is essential that the main body of the “Waterproof valve” box is above the hose
exit (see illustration). The ’lightning’
power symbol should be above the
water flow ’arrow’.
The water inlet hose must not be
shortened or damaged in any way,
(see following illustration).
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There must be a distance of at
least 20 cm between the floor and
the bottom of the “Waterproof” unit
housing, for either vertical or horizontal installation.
Lay the hose in such a way that it
does not rise above the bottom of
the “Waterproof” unit casing (see illustration).
If the stopcock is situated in the
worktop, a special angle connector
can be ordered from the Miele Spare
Parts Dept. (Part No. 2078910).
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Plumbing
Drainage
The machine drainage system is
fitted with a non-return valve, which
prevents dirty water from flowing
back into the machine via the drain
hose.
The dishwasher is supplied with approx. 1.5 m of flexible drain hose
with an internal diameter of 22 mm.
The drain hose can be extended
using a connection piece and an
extra drain hose, (up to max. 4
metres).
Venting the drainage system
Open the dishwasher door fully.
If the site drain connection is situated
lower than the guide path for the bottom basket rollers in the open door the
drainage system must be vented.
Otherwise a siphoning effect during a
programme can cause the machine to
empty itself of water.
To vent:
If the hose is to be directly fitted to
the drainage outlet on site, use the
hose clip supplied.
The connection socket on the dishwasher can be turned. The hose can
thus be laid to the right or left without
needing to loosen the hose clip.
The drain system must not exceed
4 metres. The drain pump has a
maximum delivery head of 1 metre.
The drain hose must not be shortened.
Cut off the top of the vent valve in
the wash cabinet.
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Height built-in models
Width
84 cm (adjustable + 5.0 cm)
59.8 cm
Width of building in recess
60 cm
Depth
57 cm (built-in model)
Depth with door open
120.5 cm (built-in model)
Weight
approx. 55 kg (built-in model)
Voltage
Fuse rating
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Test marks
VDE, Radio and Television suppressed
Water pressure (flow rate)
0.3 - 10 bar pressure
Hot water connection
max. 60°C
Delivery head
max. 1 m
Drainage length
max. 4 m
Connection cable
approx. 1.7 m
Capacity
14 place settings
Rated load
see data plate
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