Miele W 340 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 939 WPS
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 04 973 340
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed safely and kept
out of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential
recycling schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. See the appropriate advice in the "Warning and safety instructions".
Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Proceed as follows: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Water hardness reminder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brief guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To start a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Delay start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
After washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Load indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Programmes . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . cancelling a programme and selecting a different one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . altering a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . repeating a section (e.g. rinse). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
It is important to dispense the correct amount, because . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fabric conditioners, texturisers, liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Automatic fabric conditioners, texturisers, or liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Separate fabric conditioner or texturiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Starching separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Contents
Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Care symbols - washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Spin and Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Electronic programme locking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electronic Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Delay start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Time left display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
P1 = Maximum water level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
P2 = Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
P4 = Activating the i compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
P9 = Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
P10 = Top-up rinse for
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
P11 = Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Programming and storing in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1. Selecting programming mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2. Selecting a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3. To activate or deactivate a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4. Saving the programmable function in memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Contents
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cleaning the filter in the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 44
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Future updates (PC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Removing the transit fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Unscrewing and adjusting the feet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Building under: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Washer - dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Fitting or changing the decor panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Decor panel dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Fitting a plinth facing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Fitting the plinth facing: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Connection to water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Guide to the machine
General view
a Electric supply cable
b Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
c Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
d Detergent dispenser drawer
e Facia panel with controls
f Drum door
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g Access panel for drain pump and filter
h Four height adjustable feet
i Panel for emergency door release
(door hinged right) and for drainage
(door hinged left or right)
j Panel for emergency door release
(door hinged left)
Guide to the machine
Control panel
a I-On/0-Off button
for switching the machine on or off
or interrupting a programme
h SEQUENCE display
with touch pad for changing the
programme sequence
b Door button
opens the machine door
i Indicator lights for LOAD display
c CHECK LIGHTS
j START touch pad
starts the wash programme
d PROGRAMME touch pads
k Buzzer touch pad
e ADDITIONAL OPTION touch pads
l Delay start touch pad
with $& touch pads for setting the
time
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not selected
m Display
f TEMPERATURE display
with $& touch pads for setting the
wash temperature
The display has several functions:
g SPIN SPEED display
with $& touch pads for setting the
final spin speed
– it displays the “Delay start” time remaining until a programme starts
– it displays the programme duration
– it displays programming functions
when they are called up
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Warning and safety instructions
Read the operating instructions before using this machine for the first
time. They contain important information about the safety, use and
maintenance of the machine. This
way you will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are 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 appliance should not be operated by children. 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 (fusing, voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity
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supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the machine and an effective earthing system
which complies with local and national
regulations. It is most important that this
basic safety requirement is regularly
tested by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (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 liabilty.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved engineer.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being 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
The Miele "Waterproof system" protects from water damage provided
the following conditions have been met:
– the machine is correctly plumbed in
and connected to the electricity supply.
– if a fault has been identified, the machine must be examined by a competent person before further use,
and repaired if necessary.
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.
If the connection cable is damaged
it must be replaced by a special
Miele cable.
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.
Use
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use, or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However, it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out by a suitably qualified engineer.
Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures
below freezing may occur. Frozen
hoses may burst under pressure. The
reliability of the electronic control system may be impaired at temperatures
below freezing point.
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.
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. Otherwise this will result in flooding.
Take care to ensure that foreign objects (e.g. nails, needles, coins,
paper clips, etc.) do not find their way
into the machine with the washing (e.g.
in pockets). These may damage components of the machine (e.g. suds container, drum), which in turn can result in
damage to the washing.
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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 manufacturer’s instructions given on
the packaging. If in doubt, contact the
Miele Customer Service Dept. or your
Miele Dealer.
Textiles which have been
pre-treated 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 laundry. Reaching into a moving
drum is extremely dangerous.
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Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability claims
may be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse. This should
be done by a competent person.
Washing environmentally and economically
– Water consumption and energy usage are determined by the size of the
load. Load to the maximum recommended for the programme selected.
– Programme durations can vary considerably due to the automatic load
adjustment feature. Depending on
the amount of laundry, the main wash
may be shortened and one rinse
omitted.
– Use the Mixed Wash programme or
the Quick Wash programme for
smaller amounts of laundry.
– Use the Short wash option for normally or very lightly soiled laundry.
– Do not exceed the amounts of detergent which may be recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amounts of detergent
with smaller loads, (e.g. with a half
load, approx. one third less detergent).
– Select the highest suitable spin
speed in the wash programme when
tumble drying afterwards.
– To save energy wash normally and
lightly soiled laundry at lower temperatures. The 95°C Cottons
programme is probably only needed
in exceptional circumstances, e.g.
for oil based stains or where a very
hot wash is required.
– A main wash (programme without
pre-wash) is sufficient to clean normally soiled laundry.
– By using the additional option Soak
for heavily soiled laundry you can select a lower temperature in the main
wash.
– Use the additional option Soak instead of Pre-wash with heavily soiled
laundry.
If Soak is followed immediately by a
main wash the same suds are used.
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Before using for the first time
Water hardness reminder
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 to prevent the risk
of water leaks during use.
The amount of detergent required will
depend on various factors including
water hardness. The dial in the detergent dispenser can be set as a water
hardness reminder.
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.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a programme, thus making maximum use of the detergent.
Proceed as follows:
^ Open the stopcock
^ Do not load any laundry
^ Add max. 1/4 of the amount of detergent you would use for a full load to
compartment j
^ Press the I-ON/O-OFF button in
^ Press the Cottons programme touch
pad
^ Use the $& touch pads to select a
temperature of 60°C
Important
This temperature is required to prepare
the machine for operation.
^ Press the Water plus touch pad
The indicator light will come on
^ Use the $& touch pads to set the
spin speed selector to Without final spin.
^ Press the START touch pad
^ Any residues in the machine will be
flushed out by the end of the
programme and your machine is now
ready for use.
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^ Remove the yellow lever from behind
the detergent drawer facia panel.
^ Use it to turn the dial to the position
which represents your water hardness level.
Your local water authority can advise on
water hardness in your area.
How to wash correctly
Brief guide
The headings numbered (A,B,C,...)
show the operating sequence and can
be used as a brief guide.
Before washing
A Sort the laundry.
^ Sort the washing by colour and by
care label symbols. 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 included in a
mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
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.
^ Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to textiles 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.
– 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 non-machine
washable on the care label. (h
symbol)
Do not use solvent-based cleaning
agents in this machine.
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How to wash correctly
B Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button.
To start a programme
The machine is switched on.
H Select the basic programme
C Press the Door button.
D Load the drum.
Unfold 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.
Overloading reduces the wash result
and causes more creasing.
Maximum load weights are noted
below:
^ Press the required basic programme
touch pad (see the programme
chart).
I Set the required temperature
Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 kg
Minimum iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
Delicates/Synthetics . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 kg
Woollens / . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 kg
Quick Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
Mixed Wash/Poly Cottons . . . . . . 3.0 kg
E Close the drum door.
Make sure that there is no obstruction
between the drum door and seal.
F Open the stopcock.
G Add detergent.
See section on "detergent" for details.
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^ Use the _ touch pads until the indicator light for the required temperature lights up.
The maximum temperature is limited in
some programmes (see the programme
chart).
How to wash correctly
J Select any additional option required.
^ Press the relevant touch pad.
Indicator light on = selected
Indicator light off = not selected
An additional option that has been selected can be de-selected by pressing
the touch pad again.
K Select a spin speed.
^ Use the _, touch pads until the
indicator light for the required final
spin speed lights up.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be selected (see section "programme survey").
Memory function
If the last time a programme was run
an additional option or different spin
speed was selected, the machine will
have stored this information in its
memory.
The next time that programme is selected the machine displays the additional option, temperature and spin already stored in memory.
Exception:
Soak and Delay start.
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How to wash correctly
Delay start
After washing
L Select delay start if required.
N Press the Door button.
The start of a programme can be delayed from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24^ hours.
^ Press the delay start touch pad.
O Remove the laundry.
Only remove laundry from the machine once the drum has stopped
turning, otherwise you may seriously
injure yourself. Make sure the drum
is empty. Items left behind could colour run, shrink, or be damaged in
the next programme.
^ Use the _ touch pads to set the
length of delayed time.
Each press on the & touch pad increases the delayed time or on the $
touch pad shortens it:
– by 30 minutes up to 10 hours.
– by one hour from 10 hours upwards.
To delete delay start:
Press the delay start touch pad.
M Press the START touch pad.
This starts the programme.
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P Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles e.g. buttons
which might be lodged there.
Q Press and release the I-ON/0-OFF
button.
R Close the drum door.
Otherwise there is a danger of objects
being placed inadvertently in the drum.
If these remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
How to wash correctly
Load indicator lights
The machine can identify the size of
the load or its composition from the
absorbency of a wash load.
This recognition takes place within the
first 10 minutes of the programme.
The indicator lights show how the load
has been identified in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes.
1 indicator light on
= Minimum
load
2 indicator lights on = Medium
load
3 indicator lights on = Full
load
^ Press the Door button in and hold it
until the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The door can be opened during all
stages, except the spin, of the Cottons,
Woollens, Quick wash, Mixed wash
(high percentage of cotton) and Starch
programmes.
The door can be opened during the
main wash of the Minimum iron and
Mixed wash (high percentage of polyester) programmes.
Exceptions:
The door cannot be opened, if:
– the suds temperature is above 55°C
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
Laundry can be added or removed after the start of one of the following
programmes:
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Woollens
– the additional option Water plus has
been selected
– programme locking is switched on.
Load recognition is switched off if extra laundry is added or taken out of
the drum. The machine will wash as
for a full load and the maximum load
indicator will light up.
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Starch
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How to wash correctly
Programmes . .
. . . cancelling a programme and
selecting a different one
^ Switch the machine off and on again.
^ Start the new programme as described in "Programme start".
Load recognition is switched off if a
programme is re-started. The machine will wash as for a full load and
the maximum load indicator will light
up.
^ Select the programme
^ Press the START touch pad
^ Press the programme sequence
touch pad repeatedly until the required position is reached.
For rinsing launcry we recommend using the Delicates programme.
. . . skipping a programme stage
. . . altering a programme
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has
started:
– up to 6 minutes after the start, the
Water plus and Short additional options can be selected or de-selected
and a different temperature can be
selected for the programme in use.
– the final spin speed can be changed
within the limits for the programme.
Additional functions cannot be
changed if the door has been
opened.
In order to select another programme
the old programme must be cancelled
before the new one can be started.
. . . repeating a section (e.g. rinse)
A programme section can be repeated
or a particular section be selected on
its own.
^ Switch the machine on
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^ Press the programme sequence
touch pad when the light comes on
next to the section you want to skip.
The programme will then continue with
the next programme stage. The relevant programme sequence indicator
will light up.
If programme locking has been activated the programme cannot be
changed nor can a programme section be repeated or skipped.
Adding 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 by
proportion to suit smaller loads.
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!
Add detergent according to the amount
recommended on the packaging. The
right amount to dispense will depend
on the following:
Water Hardness
Hardness
range
Type of
Hardness
water
level in
(hardness) mmol / l
°dH
German
I
soft
0 - 1.3
0-7
II
medium
1.3 - 2.5
7 - 14
III
hard
2.5 - 3.8
14 - 21
IV
very hard
over 3.8
over 21
It is important to dispense the
correct amount, because . . .
. . . too little has the following results:
– Laundry will not be properly clean
and will in time become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater elements.
. . . too much results in the following:
– Excessive foam.
– The quantity of laundry.
– Low level of agitation.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
– Poor washing, rinsing and spinning
results.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
– High water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
– Burdening the environment.
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.
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Adding detergent
Adding detergent
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.
Dispense detergent as specified for
soft water areas.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water softener.
i = Compartment for pre-wash.
This compartment is also used
for starch formulations when
starching separately.
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the following order:
j = Compartment main wash
1. Detergent
p = Compartment fabric conditioner
2. Water softener
Water is taken in through compartment
i in the pre-wash.
3. Stain remover
Water is taken in through compartment
j in the main wash. If the capacity of
compartment j is insufficient for the
amount of detergent needed for a
COTTONS programme (e.g. in very
hard water areas), the machine can be
programmed so that water and detergent can also be taken into the main
wash through compartment i , see
"Programmable functions", "Activating
compartment i".
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Fabric conditioners,
texturisers, liquid starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
and fluffy to handle and help prevent
static cling when tumble drying.
Texturisers are synthetic starch formulations and give body to items e.g. shirts,
tablecloths and bed linen.
Starch gives body to items of washing.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
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Adding detergent
Automatic fabric conditioners,
texturisers, or liquid starch
Separate fabric conditioner or
texturiser
^ Open the lid of compartment p.
^ Add fabric conditioner or texturiser to
the compartment p.
^ Press the Starch touch pad
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the START touch pad.
Starching separately
^ Measure and prepare starch in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
^ Add the starch to compartment i.
^ Press the Starch touch pad.
^ Add the fabric conditioner, texturiser
or liquid starch. Do not exceed the
maximum level mark.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the START touch pad.
^ Close the compartment lid.
^ Push the drawer back in.
The conditioner, texturiser or liquid
starch is automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
there will be a small amount of water
left in the fabric conditioner compartment p.
If starching frequently, clean the dispenser compartment and especially
the siphon tube and conditioner
channel regularly. (See section on
the detergent dispenser drawer in
"Cleaning and Care") .
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Programmes
Programme selection
Programme
Fabric
Temperature
max.
spin speed
95°C to cold
1600
60°C
1600
Cottons
9876
Cottons and linen fabrics, eg bed linen, table
linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Cottons 60°C
Wash load for standard tests
Minimum iron
4321
876
(60°C) white nylon, white polyester fabrics (50°C),
coloured nylon, polyester, cotton and viscose fabrics with special finishes, acrylic, cotton fabrics,
coloured polyester / cotton fabrics, (40°/30°C) minimum iron fabrics not washable at higher temperatures
60°C to cold
900
Delicates
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Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, socks and stockings in man-made fibres, (not wool or wool blends)
40°C to cold
600
Curtains, specified machine-washable by the
manufacturer (pre-wash probably advisable).
30°C to cold
600
Programme for machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics
40°C to cold
1200
Woollens /
ac
Also suitable for satin, lace, silk and other hand
washable garments.*
*
Quick Wash 7
For very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be
washed in the Cottons programme.
40°C to cold
1600
Mixed wash
72
Suitable for small loads of garments made from
man-made fibres and cotton garments which can
be washed together. Sort according to colour.
60°C to cold
900
Starch
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
cold
1600
Spin
Articles which can be spun, eg handwashed
items, max weight according to fabric. N.B. do not
use for woollens.
1600
Drain
Cold: If Cold is selected for the temperature, the water is warmed to 24°C. This uniform temperature
helps the effect of the detergent.
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Programmes
max. load
5 kg
Additional options
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3,4)
5 kg
2.5 kg
1 kg
Fill the drum
loosely 1/2 to 3/4
full
Notes
With heavily soiled items select Soak or Pre-wash. Wash
dark colours in liquid detergent.
For normally soiled items select Short.
For test institutes:
Programme setting for tests according to EN 60456 Standard Programme
With heavily soiled items select Soak or Pre-wash
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2)
–
–
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Use the Wool programme for textiles with wool content
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Dust in curtains usually makes pre-wash advisable.
1 kg
For normally soiled items select Short
fIf fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
See "Programmable functions".
Use liquid wool detergent.
Do not overload
Hand washable garments will not shrink, stretch, matt or felt
beyond the accepted tolerance.
*For satin, lace silk and other hand washable garments
manually reduce the spin speed or select without final spin.
2.5 kg
–
Water plus
(Option 1,2)
Add less detergent (half load)
3.0 kg
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3*,4*)
The water level, number of rinses and programme time are
set automatically in relation to composition of the washing.
5.0 kg
*Option is only carried out with a high proportion of cotton.
The washing should be washed, but not treated with fabric
conditioner.
5.0 kg
See Section on Additional options for more details.
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Programmes
Programme sequence
Cottons1)
Minimum iron1)
Delicates
Soak
optional
optional
optional
Pre-wash
optional
optional
optional
ß
ß
ß
programmable
-
-
-
from 40°C
from 50°C
2
2
3 or 42)
2
3
3
2
3
3
Rinse and interim spin (rpm)
max. 1000
max. 500
-
Final spin (rpm)
max. 1600
max. 900
max. 600
Main wash
Top up rinse from 70°C
Graduated rinsing
No. of rinses
– minimum load
– medium load
– full load
– with Short touch pad
Anti-crease, loosen
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
Rinse hold
optional
optional
optional
Without final spin
optional
optional
optional
Wash rhythm
normal
normal
gentle action
low3)
low3)
low3)
medium3)
high
high
Water level -
Wash
Rinse
Explanations:
ß Programme section included
- Programme section not included
1)
Load recognition:
The programme sequence is modified in these programmes according to the absorbancy of the load.
The indicator lights under Load on the control panel show the load identified by the machine.
2)
A 4th rinse automatically switches in if there is too much foam in the drum, or if a spin speed lower
than 700 rpm has been selected.
3)
Increasing the water level:
The water level can be increased from a low level to a higher level by pressing the Water plus touch
pad.
Woollens:
Wool is susceptible to damage from movement when it is wet. The wash action during the course of
the programme is low.
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Programmes
Woollens
Quick wash
/
Mixed Wash
Starch
high cotton
content
high polyester
content
-
-
optional
optional
-
-
-
optional
optional
ß
ß
ß
ß
ß
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
from 40°C
-
2
-
2
2
2
-
2
2
3 or 42)
2
2
3
3
2
-
max. 600
max. 500
max. 900
max. 500
-
max. 1200
max. 1600
max. 900
max. 900
max. 1600
-
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
Wool
normal
normal
normal
normal
medium
medium
low3)
medium3)
low3)
low3)
low3)
medium3)
low
-
Top-up rinse (programmable):
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum, and the suds are cooled slightly. Hot
water might damage plastic drain pipes.
Graduated rinsing:
The suds are cooled at the end of the wash cycle by water flowing in and being pumped away at intervals thereby minimising creasing.
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Final spin:
The maximum spin speed according to the programme can be selected with the Spin touch pad. In
the programmes Minimum Iron, Delicates, Woollens and Mixed Wash the spin speed is automatically
limited to the above stated maximum spin speed.
Anti-crease, and loosen:
The anti-crease action guards against the tendency for creases to set in if laundry is not removed from
the drum as soon as a programme has finished. There is drum movement twice a minute. The door
can be opened and laundry removed at any time during the anti-crease phase.
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Programmes
Care symbols - washing
Care
symbols
Fabric
types
Description of
process
Programme:
(select the appropriate temperature according to the temperature on the care
label symbol)
e
no bar
Cottons
Normal (maximum) machine
action and normal spinning
Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash
f*
Synthetics Reduced (me- Delicates
single bar
dium) machine
action and re*If the gentle action option has been
duced spinning programmed into your machine via the
programmable functions, garments
with a single bar under the care label
f can also be processed using a
Cottons, Minimum Iron, Quick wash,
Mixed Wash or Starch programme.
g
Woollens Much reduced Hand Wash Woollens programmes.
broken
(minimum) mabar
chine action but
with normal
spinning
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Programmes
Important - other care symbols
/
h
apf
D
y
z
Hand wash (if a temperature
is not specified, use the lowest temperature or cold)
Do not wash
Dry clean
Do not dry clean
Suitable for chlorine bleaching
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
N.B. If you have any textiles with the
older wash care labels, select a
programme according to the label below:
[:\]
Cottons
?;\
Minimum iron
={
Delicates
#
Woollens
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Additional options
To select an additional option to the basic programme press the touch pad for
that option. The indicator light for the
option touch pad comes on.
If an additional option is chosen which
is unsuitable for the basic programme,
(see the Programme Survey):
– the indicator light goes out when the
touch pad is released.
If a spin speed is chosen which is unsuitable for the programme (see the
Programme survey):
– pressing the touch pad has no effect.
D Press the START touch pad, unless
Delay start is to be selected.
Deleting soak time
Press the Soak touch pad, the indicator
light goes out.
Adding detergent for the Soak
programme:
– Programmes without pre-wash:
Add the total amount into compartment j or directly on to the washing in the drum.
– Programmes with pre-wash:
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
1
/4 of the detergent should be added
to compartment i for soak and
pre-wash, 3/4 of the detergent into
compartment j for the main wash.
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 6 hours can be chosen, in 30 minute periods, for the Soak process.
Pre-wash
Setting soak time
Short
A Select a programme.
B Press the Soak touch pad, the indicator light flashes and the first 30
minutes of the soak time are
switched on.
C The & touch pad underneath the
"time" display can be used to
lengthen the soak time, and the $
touch pad to shorten it.
– Important
The soak time chosen will be added
to the original programme duration in
the "time" display.
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For heavily soiled and stained items
This shortens the programme running
time. For lightly soiled items.
In the Cottons, Minimum Iron and Mixed
Wash - Poly/Cottons programmes only
two rinse cycles are carried out with a
higher water level.
Additional options
Water plus
The water level increases in soak,
pre-wash, main wash and/or rinses,
and/or an extra rinse can be carried
out.
You can choose between four options
with the Water plus touch pad.
See "Water plus system" in the "Programmable functions" section.
Buzzer
At the end of the programme or when
Rinse hold is reached an audible
tone sounds repeatedly.
The buzzer sounds for one hour maximum.
Switching off the additional options
Press the touch pad for the relevant additional option, the indicator light goes
out.
Spin and Drain
For fabrics which can be spun after
having been hand-washed.
Without final spin
Washing is not spun after the final rinse.
After water has been drained the machine switches automatically to the
anti-crease phase.
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relevant programme sections.
Rinse hold
The washing remains suspended in water after the final rinse.
This helps to reduce the possibility of
creasing if the washing is left for some
time before being taken out of the machine.
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relavant programme sections.
To continue the programme
with final spin:
Select the required spin speed with the
& touch pad under the Spin selection
display.
without final spin:
Press the $ touch pad under the spin
display once. The without final spin indicator light comes on and the machine
pumps the water away.
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Additional options
Electronic programme locking
Programme locking prevents the machine from being opened or the
programme cancelled using a wash
programme.
Switching on programme locking
^ Select a programme, (see Brief guide
to washing correctly).
^ Press the START touch pad for at
least 4 seconds, until the locked
check light comes on, (upper left on
the control panel).
Programme locking is now activated.
The machine will now not accept any
changes, and the wash programme
proceeds through to the end.
At the end of the wash programme, and
in "Rinse hold" the programme locking
is deactivated, so that a new wash
programme can be chosen.
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Switching off programme locking
^ Press the START touch pad until the
locked check light goes out.
Additional options
Electronic Locking
The locking function prevents your
machine being used without your
knowledge.
To switch off the locking function
Repeat steps A to F. The check light
locked goes out.
When the locking function is switched
on:
– the machine cannot be opened,
– a programme cannot be selected,
– the machine cannot be started.
Switching on the locking function
A Shut the drum door.
B Switch on the machine.
C Press the Pre-wash touch pad and
hold pressed in while carrying out
steps D and E:
D Press the Mixed Wash touch pad
once.
E Press the Minimum iron touch pad
once.
– The locked check light flashes, (upper left on the control panel).
F Release the Pre-wash touch pad.
G Switch off the machine.
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Display
Soak
The time left shows in the display, or
the time left plus soak time or the delay start period.
In addition it serves as a display for
the programmable functions.
If a time is selected for soaking, this is
added to the prescribed running time
for the programme and the total shown
in the display.
Example:
Delay start
A period of delay shows in the display.
The Cottons 60°C programme is selected:
After the appliance has started the delay start time counts down.
– The display shows a programme running time of 1 h 58.
If a delay start is higher than 10 hours it
will count down hourly, from 9 h 59 it
will count down in minutes.
– A soaking time of one hour is chosen.
Once the delay start period is completed the programme begins and the
actual programme duration shows in
the display.
See the section "How to wash correctly
(Programme start)".
Time left display
At the beginning of a programme, the
maximum duration of a programme is
shown in hours and minutes, where delay start has not been selected.
In the Cottons, Minimum Iron and Mixed
Wash programmes the type and volume
of the wash will be monitored during the
first water inlet phase. With a part load
the time could be reduced by up to 60
minutes.
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– The display shows a total running
time of 2 h 58. For more detailed information on soaking see the section
Additional options Soak.
Programmable functions
The programmable functions enable
the user to introduce further features as
required. The programmable functions
remain stored in memory until they are
cancelled by the user.
The following programmable
functions can be selected:
P1 = Maximum water level
The water level for rinsing is automatically raised to the maximum level
where rinse results are particularly
important.
Option 2
Increases the water level in soak,
pre-wash, main wash and rinses in the
Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash,
and Mixed wash programmes and is
particularly suitable for fabrics that
need special care, or where extra attention must be taken in dissolving detergent. This option is already set when
the machine is delivered from the factory.
Option 3
Effective for the rinses in programmes:
An extra rinse cycle is introduced to the
Cottons programme, e.g. when rinse results are particularly important.
– Cottons
Option 4
– Minimum iron
Is Option 2 plus Option 3, where this
quality of rinse is required.
– Quick Wash
– Mixed wash
P2 = Water plus system
The Water plus touch pad offers four
options for increasing the water level
and/or bringing in an extra rinse cycle.
Option 1
Increases the rinse water level in the
Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick Wash
and Mixed wash programmes, where
for example rinse results are particularly important.
P4 = Activating the i
compartment
For the first 10 seconds of the main
wash cycle water flows in through
compartment i.
Compartment j may sometimes not
be able to hold the total amount of detergent required:
– if the water is very hard (over
3.8 mmol/l, water hardness level IV))
and
– if laundry is heavily soiled.
Compartment i can be used to flush
in the extra detergent for the main
wash.
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Programmable functions
P9 = Gentle action
For gentle washing of slightly soiled
items. Drum action is reduced.
Gentle action can be used with the Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick Wash, Mixed
wash and Starch programmes.
If "Gentle action" has been programmed, every wash cycle in these
programmes is carried out with gentle
action rhythm.
P10 = Top-up rinse for Cottons
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum to
cool the suds down.
Hot suds can damage plastic drainage pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when temperatures of 95°C, 80°C and 70°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."
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P11 = Memory function
If an additional function 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.
The memory function is active when the
machine is first delivered, but can be
programmed to be switched off.
See the following pages for how to
programme the programmable functions.
Programmable functions
Programming and storing in
memory
The programmable functions are activated to call up further features not
shown on the control panel by using the
additional option touch pads in combination with the programme touch pads.
Programming is carried out in for steps:
1. Select programming mode
2. Selecting a programmable function
E Press the & touch pad under the
display. The P will now flash in the
display alternating with the number
of the programmable function e.g.
P...1...P...1
F Press the $& touch pads repeatedly until the the display shows the
number of the programmable function required, alternating with the P.
2. Select programmable function
P1
= High water level
3. Activate or deactivate the programmable function
P2
= Water plus system
4. Save the programmable function in
memory
P4
= Activate compartment i
P9
= Gentle action
1. Selecting programming mode
A The machine must be switched off
and the drum door closed.
B Press the Cottons and the Soak
touch pads at the same time, hold
pressed in and
P10 = Activate top-up rinse for Cottons
P11 = Memory function
In addition, one of the following will appear on the right of the display:
P 0 = Programmable function is
de-activated
C . . . switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
P 1 = Programmable function is
activated
D Let go of all these touch pads/buttons.
with P 2 a 2 will appear on the right to
show that option 2 is active.
P 0 will appear in the display.
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Programmable functions
3. To activate or deactivate a programmable function
For programmable functions P1, P4,
P9, P10, P11
G Pressing the START touch pad once
will toggle the display message from
0 to 1 (active) or from 1 to 0 (de-activated).
For programmable function P2
G By pressing the START touch pad
you can select different options:
1
on the right = Option 1
2 on the right = Option 2
3 on the right = Option 3
4 on the right = Option 4
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4. Saving the programmable function
in memory
H Switch the machine of with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
You can now start the programme
you want.
The programmable function is now
stored in memory and will remain so until you alter it.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the washing machine
Extra cleaning
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Carrying out a hot wash (70°C or
above) with powder detergent approx.
once every six weeks will help prevent
deposits building up in the machine.
These can occur when washing is
mainly done at low temperatures, and
lead to unpleasant smells. If you have
no reason to wash laundry occasionally
at this high temperature, then carry out
a 95°C COTTONS programme as a
cleaning cycle with powder detergent,
but not laundry, at regular intervals.
^ Clean the facia panel and lid with a
damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless steel
cleaner.
Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or all-purpose cleaners. These might cause
damage to the plastic surfaces 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.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt.
^ Remove the siphon from compartment p.
Wash under running warm water and
replace.
^ Press down the red release catch
and at the same time pull the drawer
right out of the machine.
^ Clean the dispenser compartments
and conditioner channel.
Regularly remove any detergent residues.
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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.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter
and pump
Check the fluff (drain) filter initially after
3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is
likely to require cleaning.
With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of
water run out.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up
to 25 litres).
Caution: If laundry has been washed
at a high temperature, water draining out of the machine will still be
hot.
^ Open the flap.
^ Place a suitable container under the
drain fixture.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration above).
^ Turn the fluff filter lid round 2-3 times.
Do not take it right out.
^ Open the door.
With large volumes of water, when the
container is full, screw the fluff filter
back into position, and empty the dish
before repeating the procedure.
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Cleaning and care
^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing.
Remove any deposits of limescale and
detergent or foreign objects from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit
as they can cause water to leak.
Limescale deposits are often a sign of
using too little detergent.
^ Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure it.
^ Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely.
Make sure the fluff filter is securely
tightened. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
After cleaning
^ Pour approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser compartment
j to reactivate the ball valve which
keeps detergent in circulation in the
suds.
^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
^ Turn the impeller by hand to make
sure it rotates freely. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should
be removed.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
The washing machine has a filter to
protect the water inlet valve.
The accessible filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose should be
checked every six months, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to
the external water supply.
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to
the stopcock.
^ Remove rubber seal a from the recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar, remove the filter b
and clean.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the hose.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water drips
out, tighten the connection.
Never forget to put the filter back in
place after cleaning it.
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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 chart is divided into the following sections to help you:
– The programme does not start.
– The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on.
– A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
– General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result.
The programme does not start.
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
The indicator lights
There is no power.
for the PROGRAMME
touch pads have not
lit up.
The CHECK LIGHT
Locked is flashing.
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The lock function is
switched on.
Remedy
Check that
– the door is properly closed.
– the mains plug is plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
Switch the lock function off.
Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
The buzzer sounds and
The water outlet is
the CHECK LIGHT Drain is blocked.
flashing.
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The buzzer sounds and
The water inlet is
the CHECK LIGHT Water
blocked
inlet is flashing.
Remedy
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
The maximum drain height is
1 m.
– Open the stopcock.
– Start the programme
again.
The Waterproof sys- Call the Service Department.
tem has reacted.
The buzzer sounds and
the CHECK LIGHT Water
inlet and Drain flash.
One of the following indi- There is a fault.
cator lights is flashing:
– Pre-wash + buzzer
– Main wash
– Rinses 1-2 + buzzer
– Rinse 3
There is a fault.
Three horizontal bars
– – – appear in the display
and the buzzer is sounding.
– Press I-ON/0-OFF button
to release it.
– Re-start the programme.
– If the fault indicators occur again, call the Service
Department.
– Press I-ON/0-OFF button
to release it.
– Re-start the programme.
– If the three horizontal bars
– – – appear again, call
the Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal.
What to do if . . .
The CHECK LIGHT Drain
is flashing.
The CHECK LIGHT Water
inlet is flashing.
Remedy
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
– make sure the stopcock is
opened wide enough.
– make sure the inlet hose is
not kinked.
The filter in the inlet Clean the filter.
hose is dirty.
The final spin has
The Final spin indicator
– Loosen and re-distribute
not taken place.
light flashes in the
the washing.
programme sequence dis- The machine de– Select the programme
play.
tected an imbalDrain/Spin.
ance.
– Take into account the spin
speed of the relevant
programme.
The CHECK LIGHT
Programme locking Switch off the programme
Locked is on.
is switched on.
locking.
The CHECK LIGHT Excess Excessive foam has Use less detergent next time
detergent is flashing.
built up during
and follow the recommendawashing.
tion on the packaging.
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Possible cause
The drain outlet is
restricted.
The water inlet is restricted or the water
pressure is too low.
Problem solving guide
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
What to do if . . .
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
Possible cause
The four feet are not
resting evenly on the
floor.
The spin speed selected was too low.
The laundry has not
been spun satisfactorily.
The drum door cannot The machine is not
connected to the elecbe opened by pressing the Door button.
tricity supply.
Power cut.
Remedy
Level the machine. See advice
on installation.
Select a higher spin speed
next time.
Put the plug in the socket and
switch on.
Open the drum door as described in the section "Opening the door in the event of a
power failure".
The door was not cor- Press hard against the lock
rectly engaged.
side of the drum door and then
press the Door button.
There is still water in
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and
the drum and the ma- the drain pump.
chine is unable to
drain.
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
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
Remedy
These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the beginning and end of a pumping sequence as a normal part
of the operation.
Large residues of de- The water supply pres- – Clean the filter in the water
tergent remain in the sure is too low.
inlet system.
dispenser drawer.
– It may be useful to press the
Water plus button.
Washing powder used Pour washing powder into the
with water softener
dispenser before adding any
tends to become
water softener.
sticky.
Fabric conditioner is The siphon is either in- Clean the siphon, see
not completely discorrectly positioned or "Cleaning and care - Cleaning
clogged.
the detergent drawer".
pensed or too much
water remains in the The fabric conditioner Clean the fabric conditioner
p compartment.
channel is clogged.
channel.
– Use a general purpose
Liquid detergent does Liquid detergents do
not give the required not contain bleaching
washing machine powder
result.
agents. They do not
containing a bleaching
remove fruit, coffee
agent.
and tea stains.
– 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.
The pump makes
strange noises.
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Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
Remedy
Insufficient amounts of
– Add more detergent.
detergent were used to – Before washing the next load
break down the particles
run a COTTONS programme
of grease, e.g. from oils
at 70°C or above with powand lotions, in heavily
der detergent but without a
soiled laundry.
load. (See "Extra cleaning" in
Cleaning and Care).
There are white res- The detergent contained – Try and brush off the resiidues which look
compounds (zeolites) to
dues with a soft brush once
the laundry is dry.
like powder deteraid water softening
gent on dark colwhich are not soluble in – Use a liquid detergent to
oured laundry.
water. These have
wash dark coloured textiles.
ended up on the laundry.
Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
Grey, greasy particles cling to
washed laundry.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up
to 25 litres).
Caution: If laundry has been washed
at a high temperature, water draining out of the machine will still be
hot.
^ Switch off the washing machine.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration below).
^ Open the flap (in the machine plinth).
^ Place a dish or bowl under the spout.
^ Point the drain hose into the container.
^ Remove the opener.
Important
Left hand hinged machines have two
access panels in the plinth. The left
hand panel conceals the emergency
drainage.
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^ Remove the stopper. When no more
water comes out, replace the stopper
in the end of the hose.
^ If there is a large amount of water in
the machine this procedure will have
to be repeated several times.
Problem solving guide
Door hinged left
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to the machine to remove washing. Reaching
into a moving drum is extremely
dangerous.
Door hinged right
^ Open the access panel on the right
hand side of the plinth.
^ Pull the emergency door latch downwards (see illustration). The machine
door will then open.
^ Pull the emergency door latch downwards (see illustration). The machine
door will then open.
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After sales service
Customer contact
Future updates (PC)
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself please contact
The indicator light or check light
marked PC is reserved for the service
engineer, for updates to your machine
in future years.
– Your Miele Dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service department
(see back cover for the address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the Model and Serial Nos. of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate visible above the porthole glass when the
door front is opened.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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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.
Installation
Installation surface
Installation
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.
Lift the machine from its packaging
base and move it to its site. Please
note:
Please note the following points:
^ Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
^ The machine must be level and securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
Removing the transit fitting
^ If installing on a wooden joist floor, we
recommend a plywood base at least
30 mm thick, 590 x 520 mm wide.
The base should span several joists
and be bolted to the joists, not only to
the floorboards. Check for the presence of pipes and cables first.
The most stable part of the floor is
usually in the corner.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spin using
retaining clips (available from the
Miele Spare Parts Dept).
A Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°.
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Installation
B Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°.
D Plug the two holes with the plastic
caps supplied.
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars 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.
C Withdraw the two bars together with
the support plate.
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Installation
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using a screwdriver loosen foot 1 together with counter nut 2 by turning it
anti-clockwise, and unscrew to the
required height.
^ Put the machine back on all four feet.
^ Use a spirit level to check the machine is standing level.
Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may
cause the machine to move about.
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is delivered.
Unscrewing and adjusting the feet
^ Gently tip the machine and prop it up
using a solid wood wedge for example, to ensure stability.
^ Hold foot 1 securely using a pipe
wrench and using a screwdriver turn
the counternut 2 clockwise until it sits
firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must sit
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.
,Make sure the machine does not
slip as this could cause injury.
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Installation
Building under:
Building under a continous worktop / in
a row of kitchen units
^ A special building-under kit* is required. The machine lid has to be replaced by a special cover plate**
and to ensure electrical safety it
should be fitted by a competent person.
** N.B.: If you wish to push your machine under a worktop and there is
space to do this without removing the
lid, the building-under kit is not necessary. Otherwise
^ Fitting instructions are supplied with
the building under kit.
The slides supplied should be used to
protect the floor from damage when the
machine is pushed into position or
taken out for servicing.
Washer - dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
on top of this washing machine. To do
this the appropriate stacking kit* (WTV)
to match your washing machine is required.
All items marked * are available to order
from your Miele Dealer or from the Miele
Spare Parts Dept.
^ If it is being installed under a 900/910
mm high worktop a raising kit* is required.
Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such a
way that they are accessible after the
machine has been installed.
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Installation
Fitting or changing the decor
panel
Note: The door should be kept shut
for fitting or changing the decor
panel.
^ Unscrew 4 screws from the decor
strip on the door catch side of the
door and take the decor strip off.
Decor panel dimensions
(The figures given in brackets indicate
the tolerance level in mm.)
Panel thickness
1 mm to 1.5 mm
Width
Height
Panel thickness
1.6 mm to 4 mm
586 (+1) mm
586 (+1) mm
600 (+1.5) mm
595.0 (+1.5) mm
Panels more than 1.5 mm thick require
an adapter strip for a 4 mm thick decor
panel. This is available from your Miele
dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department:
^ Unscrew the remaining 7 screws from
the lower and side decor strips until
the decor panel bows slightly. It can
then be taken off and a new one fitted.
Re-assemble in the reverse order and
tighten the screws.
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Installation
Fitting a plinth facing
Fitting the plinth facing:
The appliance plinth below the door
can be fitted with a plinth facing to
match your kitchen.
^ Stick the velcro strip provided to the
appliance plinth.
The height and return of the appliance
plinth cannot be altered.
Higher plinth can only be fitted if the
overall niche height is higher.
^ Match up the hooked side and the
looped side of the velcro strip lengthwise.
^ Cut it into 2 or 3 sections.
Plinth height Niche height
100 mm
(standard)
820 mm
150 mm
870 mm
one raising kit is
required
200 mm
920 mm
two raising kits
are required
A plinth facing (600 mm long) can be
ordered from your Kitchen Dealer or
manufacturer. For Miele kitchens please
quote the model number of your machine when ordering.
Before fitting the plinth facing, please
note: Under no circumstances must
anything be stuck over the flap(s) in
the appliance plinth.
In order to open the drum door during an emergency the plinth facing
must be removable.
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For this the following procedure is recommended:
^ Peel the protective backing off one
side of the lengths of velcro.
^ Position the velcro strips along the
appliance plinth, at the left and right
hand sides and in the middle and
then press firmly into place.
^ Carefully remove the remaining protective foil from the velcro.
Press the plinth facing onto the adhesive surface of the velcro strips and
press firmly into position.
Installation
Connection to water supply
Fitting
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
standard regulations. In Germany the
washing machine is not required to
have a non-return valve as it has been
designed to comply with the relevant
German DIN standard.
The machine is designed to operate
with a minimum water pressure of 1 bar.
There is a minimum flow pressure of 1
bar if 5 litres of water flow into a suitable container in 15 seconds. The static
water pressure must not exceed 10 bar.
If it is higher than 10 bar it is essential
to fit a reducer valve.
The Miele Waterproof-System connected between the stopcock and the
machine offers the safest protection
against water leaks.
For the Waterproof system to function
correctly, it may only be fitted in the positions shown (see illustrations).
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4'' thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
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Installation
The connection point is subject to
mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The "Waterproof system" is NOT suitable for connection to a hot water
supply.
Protection in the event of a leaking
machine.
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the appliance. A
float switch switches the safety valve off
electrically. No more water will flow in.
Protection in the event of a leaking
water inlet hose
Leaking water is fed into the sump
through the protective covering which
surrounds the inlet hose as a "second
skin". The float switch turns off the water
supply.
Maintenance
The protective sleeve of the hose must
not be damaged (see illustration).
A "Waterproof system" with a hose
length of approx. 4.5 metres is available
as an optional extra from your Miele
dealer or the Spare Parts Department.
Function
At the heart of this leak protection system there is an electric safety valve,
which works like an automatic stopcock.
The Miele "Waterproof system" protects
from water damage in the following
cases:
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N.B. If you need to unscrew the "Waterproof system" unit from the mains water
supply it is essential that the machine is
first disconnected from the electricity
supply.
Only use a genuine Miele "Waterproof
system" able to withstand pressure of
up to 70 bar, should you ever need a
replacement.
To protect the filters in the water inlet
valves the dirt filter in the "Waterproof system" connection must not
be removed.
Installation
The "Waterproof system" must only
be connected to its own stopcock. It
must not be connected to mixer taps
or similar.
Important!
The plastic casing of the water connection contains an electric component.
Do not dip into any liquid!
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Installation
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 is 1.5 m long. It 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.
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.
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 conversion kit from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or your
Miele dealer.
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Installation
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
only by a suitably qualified and competent person, in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance while installation work is being
carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug for connection
to a 230-240V mains supply. The voltage, rated load and fuse rating are
given on the data plate. Please ensure
these match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a fused
plug and 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.
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine is fitted with a
non-rewireable plug and the socket outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied or if the existing plug needs to be
replaced by a new one, the old plug will
need to be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted. The fuse carrier and the
fuse should be removed from the old
plug and disposed of.
The plug cut from the cable should then
be disposed of and on no account be
inserted into any socket elsewhere in
the house (electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement 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).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362 and have the correct rating. Replacement fuse covers
may be purchased from your local electrical supplier or Service agent.
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Installation
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
If the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance do not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals of 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 in the
plug which is marked with the letter N
or coloured black.
^ The wire which is coloured brown
must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
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Consumption data
Programme
(without any additional options or
programmable functions)
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
litres
normal
Programme time
short
COTTONS
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
49
1 h 54 mins
1 h 22 mins
60°C (1)
5.0 kg
0.95
49
1 h 58 mins
1 h 16 mins
40°C
5.0 kg
0.55
49
1 h 58 mins
1 h 06 mins
2.5 kg
0.45
58
1 h 20 mins
49 mins
1.0 kg
0.40
75
58 mins
48 mins
1.0 kg
0.15
25
35 mins
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MINIMUM IRON
40°C
DELICATES
30°C
WOOLLENS
30°C
(1)
EN 60456 test programme
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 functions selected.
N.B.
Consumption data obtained from a machine designed for the German market.
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Technical Data
Height
85.0 cm
Width
59.5 cm
Depth
60.0 cm
Depth with door open
97.0 cm
Weight
102 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (ca. 160 kg)
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Rated load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate
Water flow pressure min.
1 bar (100 kPa)
Water flow pressure max.
10 bar (1000 kPa)
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Drain pump head max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
Radio/TV suppression, VDE
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