Miele POLARIS Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
Polaris
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 888 720
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances /
machines often contain materials
which, if handled or disposed of incorrectly, could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the correct functioning of your appliance or
machine. Please do not therefore dispose of your old machine or appliance
with your household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local community waste collection / recycling centre and ensure that it presents no danger to children while being stored for
disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance or machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the washing machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin (No u) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Changing a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the siphon and conditioner channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fault messages in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/
or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Transporting the machine to its installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Building under a worktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Washer-dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Note for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To access programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To select a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To alter a programmable function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To come out of programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Language F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Suds cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Temperature unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Keypad tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Standby display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Warning and Safety instructions
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the machine please read
these instructions carefully before
using it for the first time. They contain important information on its safety, use and maintenance.
Keep these 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.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install or use a damaged machine.
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Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate match the mains electricity supply. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this machine can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the machine and an effective earthing system
which complies with local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and regularly tested, and where
there is any doubt the household wiring
system should be inspected by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for the consequences
of an inadequate earthing system (e.g.
electric shock).
Do not connect the machine to the
mains electricity supply by an extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
machine (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for which
the manufacturer cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
machine until after maintenance or repair work has been carried out.
Warning and Safety instructions
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, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
This machine must only be connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must
not be re-used.
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 faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
Use
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified engineer.
Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures
below freezing may occur. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of
the electronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing
point.
Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit fittings at the rear of the machine have
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.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the machine and its surroundings in a clean
condition at all times. Any damage
which may be caused by cockroaches
or other vermin will not be covered by
the guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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.
Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
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.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene, in this machine, as this may result
in damage to component parts and
create toxic fumes. Such agents also
pose a fire and explosion hazard.
Take care to ensure that foreign objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins, paper
clips) do not find their way into the machine with the laundry. These may damage components of the machine (e.g.
suds container, drum), which in turn
can result in damage to the laundry.
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive descaling agents and strictly observe the
instructions on the packaging. If in
doubt contact the Miele Customer
Service Dept. or your Miele Dealer.
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Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene, to clean the outside surfaces of
this machine. They can cause damage
to plastic surfaces.
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 into it to remove laundry. Reaching into a moving
drum is extremely dangerous.
Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
Disposal of your old machine
This machine is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury do not allow children to play on or near it or to play with
the controls. Supervise its use by the elderly or infirm, and supervise children
whilst you are operating the machine.
Before discarding an old machine,
switch it off at the wall socket and
unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut
off the cable directly behind the machine to prevent misuse. This should be
done by a competent person.
For machines with a 'porthole'
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures.
Do not let children touch it.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability claims
will be invalidated.
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Operating the washing machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following page for more information.
b Temperature button
For selecting a temperature.
c Spin speed button
For selecting the final spin speed or
Rinse hold or deselecting the spin
No u.
d PC / Optical interface
This is used by service technicians
to run diagnostic checks on your machine and can also be used to update programming data in the future.
e Start/Stop button
For starting the programme selected
and cancelling a programme once it
has started.
f Extra option buttons
Various Extra options can be added
to the washing programmes.
g Programme selector
For selecting a programme. The indicator light next to the selected programme will come on. The programme selector can be turned clockwise
or anti-clockwise.
h Door button
Opens the machine door.
i I-On/0-Off button
For switching the machine on or off.
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Operating the washing machine
Programme duration
After the start of a programme, the estimated programme duration will appear
in the display in hours and minutes.
During the first 8 minutes the washing
machine measures how much water is
being absorbed by the laundry and
uses this to calculate the load. The programme duration may be longer or
shorter depending on this absorbency
rate.
The following are selected via the display:
– wash temperature
– spin speed
– programmable functions
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements. In
programming mode, the display will
show the function selected.
– cancellation of a programme
– safety lock
The display also shows:
– the programme duration
– the programme sequence
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Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See "Installation
and connection". Also check that the
drain filter is securely tightened to
prevent the risk of water leaks during
use.
For safety reasons, spinning is not possible until the machine has been prepared for using for the first time. To activate the spinning function you must run a
wash programme without laundry and
without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
If the washing machine is being switched on for the first time, the welcome
screen will appear.
The welcome screen will appear in
the display every time the machine is
switched on until a programme lasting longer than 1 hour has been
completed.
Setting the language
You will be asked to select the language you require for the display. It is possible to change the language at any
time via the programmable functions.
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F
deutsch
^ If the language shown is not the one
you want, select the language you do
want by turning the programme selector. Confirm your selection by
pressing the Start/Stop button.
Reminder to remove transport struts
To avoid the risk of damage, the
transport struts must be removed
before the machine is used for the
first time. See "Installation and connection" for instructions on how to do
this.
^ After removing the transport struts (if
this has not already been done by
your fitter), press the Start/Stop button.
Running your first programme
Your machine is now ready for the first
programme to be run.
The Cottons programme indicator light
will come on.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
^ At the end of the programme switch
the machine off.
The machine is now ready for use.
Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy usage are determined by the size of the
load.
To make the most out of your machine, load the maximum dry load for
the programme you are using.
– Do not exceed the amounts of detergent recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Automatic and Express programmes for small loads.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed using the Cottons programme, the automatic load recognition
system will reduce the amount of
water, time and energy used. This
may mean that the time left shown in
the display is adjusted during the
course of the wash programme.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme,
instead of the Cottons 95°C programme will give energy savings of between 35% and 45%. This is sufficient
for most levels of soiling.
– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
Choosing the correct extra option
(Short and Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short extra option for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
– A wash programme without any extra
options for normal to heavy soiling
with visible staining.
– The Pre-wash extra option for laundry
with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust,
sand).
When drying with a tumble dryer
– Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
The headings numbered A, B, C, . . .
show the operating sequence and can
be used as brief instructions.
A Sort the laundry
,If you use a solvent-based cleaning agent (e.g. one containing benzene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure
that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons)
are protected, and that the cleaning
agent is rinsed off before washing the
garment in the machine.
,Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and components in the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible, preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft colourfast cloth. Do not rub!
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's
instructions. With particularly stubborn
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.
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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.
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
inside out, if recommended by the
manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
small items from being rolled up inside them.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the manufacturer as not washable on the care label.
(h symbol)
How to wash correctly
B Switch on the washing machine
D Select a programme
C Load the drum
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
in the drum. Mixing both large and
small items gives better wash results
and also helps distribute the load
evenly during spinning.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this causes creases and reduces cleaning efficiency.
Make sure that no garments are
caught between the drum door and
seal.
^ Turn the programme selector clockwise or anti-clockwise to the required
programme. The programme indicator light for the programme selected
will come on.
E Select a temperature / spin speed
The suggested temperature and/or spin
speed can be changed.
1:49
60°
1500
^ Press the Temperature button to alter
the temperature and press the Spin
speed button to alter the spin speed.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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How to wash correctly
F Select an extra option(s)
Water plus
The water level in the main wash and
the rinses will be increased if the Water
plus option is selected.
However, you can select other settings
for Water plus. These are described in
"Programmable functions".
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt
e.g. dust, sand.
^ Select any extra options by pressing
the appropriate button. The relevant
indicator light will come on to show
which extra option has been selected.
Not all the extra options are suitable for
use with every programme.
You can only select extra options which
are compatible with the basic programme being used.
Short
For light to normal soiling with no visible
staining.
The duration of the main wash is reduced.
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Buzzer
An audible tone sounds repeatedly at
the end of a programme and when Rinse hold is reached. The buzzer will
sound repeatedly until the machine is
switched off. The volume of the buzzer
can be changed, see "Programmable
functions".
How to wash correctly
G Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
. . . too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash, rinse and spin results.
– Higher water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for Pre-wash (if selecting
Pre-wash, add 1/3 of the total amount
recommended).
j
– A burden to the environment.
Detergent for the main wash
§
Fabric conditioner or liquid starch
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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How to wash correctly
H Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
The estimated programme duration will
appear in the display once the programme has started. During the first 8
minutes the machine measures how
much water is being absorbed by the
laundry. The programme duration may
be longer or shorter depending on this
absorbency rate.
Check that all items have been removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become discoloured themselves.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The washing machine shows you when each section of
the programme is reached.
I Remove the laundry when the programme has finished
In the anti-crease phase after the programme has finished, the following will
appear alternately in the display:
0:00
Anti-crease
^ Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
and
0:00
Finish
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
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^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
might be lodged there.
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these remained unnoticed and were washed
in the next load, they could damage
the laundry.
Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
Cottons
1500
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Woollens
1200
Express
1500
Automatic
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Dark garments
1200
Spin
1500
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart above.
Rinse and interim spin
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the
final spin speed will also reduce the interim spin speed. If a spin speed of
less than 700 rpm is selected for a Cottons programme, an additional rinse is
introduced.
^ Select the Rinse hold setting using
the Spin speed button. The laundry
will not be spun and will remain suspended in the final rinse water. This
reduces creasing if the laundry is not
going to be removed from the drum
immediately after the end of the programme.
– To start the final spin:
The washing machine will display the
maximum spin speed possible. You
can select a spin speed lower than
this. Start the final spin by pressing
the Start/Stop button.
– To end the programme:
Press the Door button. The water will
drain away. Press the Door button
again to open the door.
To omit rinse and interim spin and
the final spin (No u)
^ Select the No u setting using the
Spin speed button. The laundry is not
spun after the final rinse. The water
will drain away and the machine will
go straight into the anti-crease stage.
An additional rinse is introduced if
this setting is selected with the Cottons, Minimum iron, Express and
Automatic programmes.
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Programme chart
Cottons 9876
Fabric
30°C to 95°C
Max. load 5.0 kg
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 2.5 kg load and Short extra option
Minimum iron
421876
30°C to 60°C
Max. load 2.5 kg
Fabric
Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. If fabrics have a
high proportion of man-made fibres, it is advisable to programme
the machine for "Gentle action". See "Programmable functions".
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Delicates 421ac cold to 60°C
Max. load 1.0 kg
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres, rayon
and easy care cottons. Also suitable for machine-washable silks.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable
by the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with a
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or deselect the spin.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash
Woollens /ac
Fabric
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics.
If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the
cold setting.
Also suitable for hand-washable silks. Reduce the spin speed.
Express 76
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.5 kg
Fabric
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can
be washed in a Cottons programme.
Note
This programme can be used for rinsing individual items. Select
the cold setting, and do not add any detergent.
Extra option
Water plus
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Programme chart
Automatic
7621
Fabric
cold to 40°C
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Shirts
Notes
Max. load 3.5 kg
cold to 60°C
Max. load 1.5 kg
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments on the Delicates programme.
Extra options Short, Water plus
Denim
Notes
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
– Wash denim inside out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and will run during the first
few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash
Dark garments
cold to 40°C
Item
Dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
Extra option
Short
Max. load 3.0 kg
Spin
Note
– Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
– Drain only: Select No u.
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final spin
Cottons
d
a
(
2-41)
L
L
Minimum iron
d
a
(
2-32)
L
L
Delicates
e
b
e
3
–
L
Woollens
(
c
(
2
Express
d
a
(
Automatic
(
a
Shirts
(
Denim
Dark garments
Spin
L
L
2-3
2)
L
L
(
2-3
2)
L
L
a
(
2
–
L
(
a
(
3
–
L
(
a
(
3
L
L
–
–
–
–
–
L
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a= Normal wash rhythm
b= Gentle action
c= Woollens
See the following pages for more information about the programme sequences.
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Programme sequence
This machine has fully electronic controls with automatic load recognition. It
takes in the right amount of water required for the programme depending on
the amount of laundry and its absorbency rate. This means that programme cycles and durations can vary.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic programme with a full load. Extra options
which can be selected have not been
taken into account.
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens programme, the drum continues to turn at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help prevent creasing. The door can be opened
and laundry removed at any time during the anti-crease phase.
1)
The display shows the stage the programme has reached.
A second rinse is carried out when a
temperature of 60°C to 95°C has
been selected. A third rinse is carried out when a temperature below
60°C is selected.
A third/fourth rinse is carried out if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– No u has been selected
2)
A third rinse is carried out if:
No u has been selected
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Garment care label symbols
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicates the
level of agitation permitted.
9
No bar under the symbol: =
normal agitation
4
One bar under the symbol: =
reduced agitation
c
Two bars under the symbol: =
much reduced agitation
/
Hand wash (if no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
Drying
The number of dots indicates the drying temperature
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q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the ironing temperature
I
Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
approx. 200°C)
H
Medium hot iron (max sole
plate temp. approx. 150°C)
G
Cool iron (max sole plate
temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
steam iron garments carrying
this symbol.
J
Do not iron
Professional cleaning
f
p
Dry clean only. The letters indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.
w
Professional Wet Clean only
D
Do not dry clean
Bleaching
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine bleach
z
Do not bleach
Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different programme.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
Cancel programme
Temperature
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button
again.
It is possible to select a different temperature up to 5 minutes after the programme has started.
The suds will be pumped away.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Temperature button.
^ Press the Door button.
Spin speed
If you want to select a different programme:
It is possible to change the spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
^ Press the Spin speed button.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Interrupting a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
Extra options
It is possible to select or deselect the
Short and Water plus extra options up
to five minutes after the programme has
started.
A programme cannot be cancelled
or changed if the safety lock has
been activated.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
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Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the drum door.
The programme will continue automatically.
Please note:
Once a programme has started the machine cannot recognise any adjustment
to the load.
For this reason, if laundry is added or
removed after the start of a programme,
the machine will always complete the
programme cycle assuming a full load
which can lead to an increase in the
programme duration shown in the display.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the machine
from being opened, the programme
from being cancelled or the machine
from being switched off during a
wash programme.
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop button after the programme has started.
Stop or in 3 secs X
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the following appears in the display:
Locked X
The safety lock is now activated. It is
deactivated automatically at the end of
the programme.
To deactivate the safety lock
The door cannot be opened, if:
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the Final spin stage.
If you press the Door button when the
above conditions are present, the following will appear in the display:
i
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Door locked
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop button after the programme has started.
Unlock in 3 secs X
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the following appears in the display:
Unlocked W
Detergent
The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads, but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others, and may not be
suitable for programmes with short durations.
Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed using a ball provided by the manufacturer
for programmes without a pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container
from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment
j of the detergent dispenser drawer . Add liquid detergent to this container for
the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
All purpose detergent for whites*
Detergent for coloured fabrics*
Cottons
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
Delicates
Woollens
Detergent for delicates
X
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Express
X
X
Automatic
X
X
Shirts
X
X
Denim
X1)
Dark garments
X1)
1) Only use liquid detergent
* Powder detergent, tablet detergent, liquid detergent and liquid tab detergent.
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Detergent
The right amount to dispense will depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry
– The soiling level of the laundry
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on
soiling.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in hard
water areas. Dispense according to the
amount specified on the packaging.
First add detergent and then the water
softener.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softeners
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners
make garments soft to handle and help
prevent static cling when tumble drying.
Starch
stiffens and gives body to items of laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed linen.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
If starching frequently, clean the dispenser compartment, especially the
siphon tube, regularly. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer". Do
not use powder starch formulations
or viscous liquid starch in the §
compartment as it will clog up.
Colour run and dye removers /
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye removers in this machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used. However, please note that the salt used
in the dyeing process can cause corrosion to stainless steel components
in the machine if you dye frequently.
Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not exceed the maximum level mark.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and withdraw the plug from the socket before
cleaning the machine.
,The washing machine must not
be hosed down.
External casing and fascia
panel
^ Clean the casing with a mild non-abrasive cleaning agent or soap and
water using a well wrung-out cloth.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and also lead to unpleasant smells. If you have no reason to
wash occasionally at this high temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C programme with detergent but no laundry at regular intervals.
Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent following the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or all-purpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic surfaces and other components because
of the chemicals they contain.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic
and chrome without the use of chemicals. It can be washed 300 times.
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^ Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon and conditioner
channel
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon, the siphon tube
and the fabric conditioner channel
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
1. Remove the siphon from compartment § and rinse under warm running water. Clean the siphon tube in
the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove detergent residues and limescale from the
jets inside the detergent dispenser
drawer housing.
^ Clean the fabric conditioner channel
using a brush and warm water.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve and
unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to
the stopcock.
^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see illustration). Clean, put back and secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean it.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the hose.
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If it leaks,
tighten the connection.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the machine, 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 strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
The display remains
dark, and the Start/
Stop button indicator
light does not come
on.
Possible cause
There is no power to
the machine.
Remedy
Check whether
– the mains plug is plugged
in and switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
You are asked to enter Access via a code has Enter the code and confirm
a code.
been activated.
the entry. Deactivate the code
if you do not wish this message to appear in the display
the next time the machine is
switched on.
The display is dark.
Press a button. Standby coThe display has switched off automatically mes to an end.
to save energy (Standby mode).
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Problem solving guide
Fault messages in the display
Problem
! lights up in the display and
Drain fault
flashes.
! lights up in the display and
Water inlet
fault
Possible cause
– The water outlet is
– Clean the drain filter and
blocked or restricthe drain pump.
ted.
– The maximum delivery
head is 1 m.
– The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
– The water inlet is
blocked or restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
properly.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The water protection
system has reacted.
Call the Service Department.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
Excessive foam has
built up during washing.
Use less detergent next time
and follow the manufacturer's
instructions on dosage given
on the packaging.
flashes.
! lights up in the display and
Remedy A
Waterproof
fault
flashes.
! lights up in the display and
Technical
fault
flashes.
Anti-crease
Chk detergent
flashes in the display.
A To switch off the fault message: Switch the machine off with I-On/0-Off button.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine shakes during the spin cycle.
The machine feet are
not level.
The pump makes strange noises.
This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of
a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large amounts of detergent residue remain in
the detergent dispenser
drawer.
The water pressure is
too low.
– Clean the filter in the
water inlet.
– It may be useful to select
the Water plus extra option.
Powder detergent
used in conjunction
with water softeners
tends to become sticky.
In future, add washing
powder into the dispenser
drawer first, and then add
the water softener.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not
completely dispensed or correctly positioned or
too much water remains is clogged up.
in the § compartment.
The display is in a different language.
Level the machine (see "Installation and connection").
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care - Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer").
A different language
Set the language you want.
has been selected in The flag symbol will guide
you.
the Programmable
functions - Language
J menu.
The laundry has not
The spin speed selec- Select a higher spin speed
been spun satisfactorily. ted was too low.
next time.
When laundry is dry, it
feels hard to the touch.
Too vigorous wash ac- Programme in gentle action
tion.
and more water.
Not enough detergent Increase detergent dose to
used.
prevent limescale build-up
in laundry.
No fabric conditioner
used
Use fabric conditioner in
last rinse.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergent
does not give the
required result.
Liquid detergents usu- – Use a general purpose deterally contain no bleagent containing a bleaching
ching agents. They do
agent.
not remove fruit, cof– Pour stain removers into comfee and tea stains.
partment j of the dispenser
drawer and liquid detergent
into a dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
Grey, greasy particles cling to washed laundry.
Insufficient amounts of – Use more detergent.
detergent were used
– Before washing the next load
to break down the parrun a Cottons 95°C programme
ticles of grease in heawith powder detergent but witvily soiled laundry.
hout a load.
A stale smell is in
the drum and on
laundry.
Low temperature was- – Before washing the next load
hing.
run a Cottons 95°C programme
with powder detergent but without a load.
White residues
which look like
powder detergent
are seen on dark
textiles after washing.
The detergent contai- – Try and brush off the residues
with a soft brush once the launned compounds (zeodry is dry.
lites) to aid water softening which are not
– Wash dark textiles using a desoluble in water. They
tergent which contains no zeolihave ended up on the
tes. Liquid detergents usually
laundry.
contain no zeolites.
– Use the Dark garments programme.
Clothes are coming Programme was over- – Reduce quantity of clothes in
out creased.
loaded.
drum.
The wrong programme – Check care labels and the prowas used.
gramme chart.
– Use easy iron conditioners.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not connected to the electricity
supply and/or is not switched on.
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or
switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
The safety lock has been
activated.
Deactivate the safety lock as described in "Changing the programme sequence - Safety lock".
Access via a code has
been activated.
Deactivate the code as described in "Programmable functions - Code".
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the next section.
The door was not correctly Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
engaged.
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described
in the next section.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the machine, do not unscrew the drain filter
completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
To interrupt the flow of water:
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
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Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
,Make sure the drain filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is
a risk of water leakage during use.
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
^ Clean it thoroughly.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards (see illustration). The
drum door will open.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impeller by
hand to check that it rotates freely.
Any foreign object causing an obstruction should be removed.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact:
– your Miele Dealer or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your machine, both of which are shown on the
data plate visible above the porthole
glass when the door is open.
Future updates (PC)
The indicator light marked PC is the interface used by Miele service technicians during servicing work for testing
purposes and for updating the machine's programme data.
Appliance guarantee
Please see the guarantee card supplied with your machine.
Optional accessories
Optional accessories for this washing
machine are available from your Miele
Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for training purposes.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (tested to withstand pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with detachable swivel elbow)
h Control panel
i Drum door
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
k Four height adjustable feet
g Detergent dispenser drawer
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when moving the machine
e Transit bar covers
b Electricity supply cable
f Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
g Restraining clips for transit bars
when removed
d Drain hose
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
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.
Please note the following points:
Transporting the machine to its
installation site
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site, hold
it by the front feet as well as by the
edge of the lid where it protrudes to the
rear of the washing machine.
^ The machine must be level and securely positioned.
Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base (at
least 59x52x3 cm). The base should
span several joists and be bolted to
the joists and not only to the floorboards. Check for the presence of pipes and cables first.
the floor are dry to prevent the machine from slipping during the spin
cycle.
Removing the transit fittings
If possible, install the machine in a corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spinning
using retaining clips (available from
the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied, turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,The machine must not be moved
without the transit bars in place.
Store them as shown or keep them
in a safe place for future use. They
must be re-fitted if the machine is to
be moved again (e.g. when moving
house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
^ Fit the covers onto the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation.
Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may
cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is delivered.
^ Use a spirit level to check the machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must be
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise there is the danger of the machine moving about.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise direction. Then turn counter nut 2 together
with foot 1 to unscrew.
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Installation and connection
Building under a worktop
,The machine lid must not be removed.
This washing machine can be pushed
under a worktop with its lid in place,
providing the worktop is high enough.
Washer-dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A WTV stacking kit is necessary which can be purchased from your Dealer or the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
Please note:
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf: approx. 172 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf: approx. 170 cm
c Depth of the washer-dryer stack:
approx. 65 cm
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Installation and connection
The Miele water protection
system
The Miele water protection system protects the washing machine from water
damage.
The system consists of three main components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
1) Inlet hose
The inlet hose can withstand pressure of more than 7,000 kPa.
2) Electronic unit and washing machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
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– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being emptied completely.
Installation and connection
Connection to the water supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The German authorities do not require it
to have a non-return valve as the washing machine has been designed to
comply with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between
100 kPa and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
pressure reducing valve.
In order to protect the water inlet valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
the inlet point in the machine must
not be removed.
Extension hose
– Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length
are available from your Miele dealer
or the Miele Spare Parts Department
as optional extras.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household
water softener is not recommended.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or extension. These are tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
Drain hose connection:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*.
Please note the following
The drain hose must not be kinked as
this restricts drainage. The swivel elbow
at the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required, with a sharp twist and pull.
If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can be purchased from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or your
Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
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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.
Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with current national and local safety regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug
(as applicable to the design of plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance until after installation work has
been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for connection to a 230-240V mains supply.
Please ensure the connection data quoted on the data plate match the household mains supply.
Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362 and have the correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
Connection should be made via a suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Consumption data
Load
Cottons
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
Short
Normal
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
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2 h 09 min
60°C1)
5.0 kg
0.85
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1 h 49 min
60°C
2.5 kg
0.70
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40°C1)
5.0 kg
0.55
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2)
2.5 kg
0.36
36
59 min
40°C1)
2.5 kg
0.45
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59 min
1 h 19 min
Delicates
30°C
1.0 kg
0.35
65
49 min
59 min
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
35
–
39 min
Express
40°C
2.5 kg
0.30
30
–
30 min
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.30-0.60
30-50
–
1 h 18 min
Shirts
60°C
1.5 kg
0.90
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Denim
40°C
2.0 kg
0.50
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50 min
1 h 00 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.55
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1 h 00 min
1 h 10 min
40°C
Minimum iron
1 h 03 min
1 h 59 min
1 h 02 min
1 h 12 min
Note for test institutes:
1)
EN 60456 test programme
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Short extra option must be selected.
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 extra options selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
634 mm
Depth with door open
1074 mm
Weight
99 kg
Maximum floor load
1,600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate/plug
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure minimum
100 kPa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure maximum
1,000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
1.60 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
Radio/TV suppression, VDE
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Programmable functions
for changing default settings
The programmable functions are used to alter the machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements.
Programmable functions can be altered at any time.
Programmable functions
To access programmable functions
The programmable functions are accessed via the Start/Stop button and
the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
A Press the Start/Stop button and keep
it pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
C As soon as . . .
Language F...
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
To select a programmable function
D Turn the programme selector until the
programmable function you require
appears in the display.
E Press the Start/Stop button to confirm
your selection.
To alter a programmable function
You can see the different options available for a programmable function by turning the programme selector.
The option which is currently set will
have a tick L beside it.
F Turn the programme selector until the
option you want appears in the display.
G Press the Start/Stop button to activate this option.
To come out of programmable
functions
H Turn the programme selector until
Back A appears in the display.
I Press the Start/Stop button.
Language F
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
The flag J after the word Language
acts as a guide to prevent a language
which will not be understood from
being set.
The language selected is saved to memory.
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Programmable functions
Water plus
This programmable function is used
to select the water intake setting for
the Water plus extra option.
There are three different options:
Water +
(the machine is delivered with this option selected)
The water level is increased in the wash
and rinse stages.
Extra rinse
An extra rinse is introduced in the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes.
Water+ & Extra rinse
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an additional rinse is also introduced in the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes.
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for washing slightly soiled items more gently.
It should be activated for garments
with a single bar under the care label
and for articles which feel too hard
after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and the Minimum iron programmes.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Suds cooling
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Suds cooling takes place when temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are selected.
Suds cooling should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The machine is delivered with Suds
cooling deactivated.
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Programmable functions
Code
A code can be used to lock the electronics on the washing machine to
prevent it being used without your
knowledge.
When the code has been activated, you
have to enter a code after switching the
washing machine on. Otherwise the
washing machine cannot be operated.
Code ...
1 2 5
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Code activated
Once the machine is switched off, it
can only be used again if the code is
entered.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
To use the washing machine when
the code is activated
To activate the code
When the machine is switched on
again, the display will request the code.
Activate
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
^ Enter code 125 as described above
and confirm the entry.
The display will now request that a
code is entered.
The washing machine is now unlocked
and ready for use.
To enter the code
To deactivate the code
The code is 125 and cannot be altered.
Make sure the washing machine is switched off and the door is properly closed. Press the Start/Stop button and
keep it pressed in whilst you press the
l-On/0-Off button in.
O
__ __
^ Turn the programme selector until the
first number appears in the display.
^ Confirm your selection of the number
by pressing the Start/Stop button.
^ Repeat the process until all three
numbers have been entered.
As soon as . . .
O
__ __
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
^ Now enter the code and press the
Start/Stop button.
^ Select Code and confirm Deactivate.
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Programmable functions
Temperature unit
You can chose for the temperature to
be displayed as °C/Celsius or
°F/Fahrenheit.
The machine is delivered with
°C/Celsius as the default setting.
Keypad tone
An audible tone sounds each time a
button is pressed.
The machine is delivered with the keypad tone deactivated.
Brightness
Buzzer
When the buzzer function has been
activated, an audible tone sounds at
the end of a programme or when Rinse hold is reached.
There are two volumes:
There are ten different display brightness settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
The machine is delivered with the display brightness on setting 5.
Normal
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
(the machine is delivered with this option as the default setting.)
Contrast
The buzzer sounds at the end of a programme or when Rinse hold is reached.
There are ten different display contrast settings.
Loud
The bar chart shows you the setting.
The buzzer sounds at maximum volume
Loud at the end of a programme or
when Rinse hold is reached.
The machine is delivered with the display contrast on setting 5.
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This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
Programmable functions
Standby display
To save energy, the display goes out
and the indicator light for the Start/
Stop button will start flashing slowly.
The display will always go out,
– if a programme is not selected within
10 minutes of the machine being
switched on.
– 10 minutes after the end of a programme.
Memory
If an extra option has been selected
for a programme, or the recommended temperature or spin speed has
been altered, the machine will store
the changes in memory at the start of
a programme.
When this programme is chosen again
these settings will appear in the display.
The machine is delivered with the memory function deactivated.
Pressing one of the buttons switches
the display back on again.
You can also choose whether you want
the display to go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started or to remain visible throughout the programme.
On
The standby function is switched on.
When this option is selected, the display will go out 10 minutes after a programme has started.
Not in current prog.
(the machine is delivered with this option selected)
The standby function is switched off.
The display will remain visible during a
programme.
A tick L will appear beside the option
to show that it has been set.
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