Miele W 3444 WPS Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3444 WPS
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. 06 475 430
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances /
machines often contain materials
which, if handled or disposed of
incorrectly, could be potentially
hazardous to human health and to the
environment. They are, however,
essential for the correct functioning of
your appliance or machine. Please do
not therefore dispose of your old
machine or appliance with your
household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance or machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional options
(Short, Soak, Pre-wash) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Contents
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To interrupt a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Altering a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Electronic system lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding fabric conditioner or starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the filter in the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 36
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/
or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Opening the drum door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Contents
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
The Miele Waterproof system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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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 and use a
damaged machine.
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 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.
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.
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
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Warning and safety instructions
The Miele "Water protection
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 faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Use
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
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.
Turn off the stopcock if the
machine is to be left for any length
of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
vicinity.
Flooding danger
If hooking the drain hose into a
wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the
sink from overflowing.
Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it.
Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
paper clips) do not find their way into
the machine with the laundry. These
may damage components of the
machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
which in turn can result in damage to
the laundry.
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Warning and safety instructions
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive
descaling agents and strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging. If in
doubt, contact the Miele Customer
Service Dept. or your Miele Dealer.
Textiles which have been pretreated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, 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.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine.
Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion.
Do not use these products in this
machine.
Always make sure the drum is
stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous.
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Safety with children
This machine is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to play
with the controls. Supervise its use by
the elderly or infirm, and supervise
children whilst you are operating the
machine.
For machines with a ‘porthole’
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures. Do not let children
touch it.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine,
switch it off at the wall socket and
unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut
off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. This
should be done by a competent
person.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
Description of the machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following page for more
information.
b Start button
Starts the wash programme.
c Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to
the basic programme.
Use the top button to select either
the Short, Pre-wash, or Soak option.
Use the lower button to select the
Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not
selected
d Indicator lights for spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin.
f Programme selector
For selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.
g Programme sequence indicator
lights
Show which section of the wash
programme has been reached.
h Check lights
i I-On/0-Off button
For switching the machine on or off
or interrupting a programme.
j Door button
Opens the machine door.
e Spin button
For selecting the final spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin.
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Description of the machine
Display
Programmable functions
The display shows:
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.
– the programme duration (Time left
display)
– the programmable functions
Programme duration
After the start of a programme, the
estimated programme duration will
appear in the display in hours and
minutes.
During the first 10 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.
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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. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Cottons 60°C.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
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
programmes, 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.
For stubborn or old stains, use the
Soak option.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
followed immediately by a main
wash, the same suds are used.
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– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
Additional options
(Short, Soak, Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short option for light to normal soiling
where there are no obvious marks.
– A wash programme without any
additional options for normal to
heavy soiling with visible staining.
– A wash programme together with the
Soak option for heavily soiled
laundry.
– The Pre-wash additional 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.
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.
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)
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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. Do not overload as this causes
creases and reduces cleaning
efficiency.
Make sure that no garments are
caught between the drum door and
seal.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
The estimated programme duration will
then show in the display.
How to wash correctly
E Select additional option(s)
F Select a spin speed
Each press of the top button selects the
additional options in the following order:
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, no selection.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
^ Select the option you want.
Not all the additional options are
suitable for every programme.
You can only select additional
options which are compatible with
the basic programme being used.
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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 results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for Pre-wash (if selecting
Pre-wash, add 1/4 of the total amount
recommended). This compartment is
also used for starch formulations
when starching separately.
– Higher water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
j
Detergent for the main wash,
including Soak if selected
§
Fabric conditioners 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 button.
The estimated programme duration will
show in the display. During the first
10 minutes the washing machine
measures how much water is being
absorbed by the laundry. The
programme duration may be longer or
shorter depending on this absorbency
rate.
I Remove the laundry
Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely
dangerous and could result in injury.
When the programme has finished, the
Anti-crease/Finish indicator light will
come on.
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
might be lodged there.
^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
button and turn the programme
selector to Finish.
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these
remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
Check 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.
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Additional options
You can use the additional option
buttons to augment the basic wash
programmes.
Short
For light to nomal soiling with no
visible staining.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.
In the Dark garments and Denim
programmes, 2 rinses will be carried
out instead of 3.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt
e.g. dust, sand.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30
minutes and 2 hours can be
programmed in 30 minute
increments for the soak process.
– The default setting is 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak period
see "Programmable functions – Soak
duration".
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Water plus
If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of four settings for the Water plus
button. See "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
Cottons
1600
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Automatic
900
Dark garments
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Express
1600
Silks
400
Woollens
1200
Drain/Spin
1600
Separate rinse/Starch
1200
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. 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 Rinse hold indicator light above
the "Spin" button will be lit up. Use
the "Spin" button to select the spin
speed you want. The final spin will
then begin.
– 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
^ Select the Without spin setting. 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 and
Automatic programmes.
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Programme chart
Cottons 30°C to 95°C 9876
Fabric
Max. load 6.0 kg
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics.
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and additional option Short
Minimum iron*) 30°C to 60°C 421876
Fabric
Max. load 3.0 kg
Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. Reduce the
spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus
Delicates cold to 40°C 21ac
Fabric
Max. load 2.0 kg
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres,
rayon and easy care cottons.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machinewashable by the manufacturer.
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
select Without spin.
Automatic 40°C 72
Fabric
Max. load 3.5 kg
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus
Dark garments*) 40°C 72
Garment
Dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak
Notes
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Max. load 3.0 kg
Wash inside out.
Programme chart
Max. load 2.0 kg
Shirts 40°C
Additional options Pre-wash or Soak
Notes
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
Max. load 3.0 kg
Denim 40°C
Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak
Notes
– Wash denim inside out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and will run during the
first few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items
separately.
Express 40°C 72
Fabric
Max. load 3.0 kg
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which
can be washed in a Cottons programme.
Silks / 30°C c
Max. load 1.0 kg
Fabric
Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content,
e.g. satin, lace and silk.
Additional option
Water plus
Notes
Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Woollens*) / cold to 40°C ac
Fabric
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend
fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature,
wash using the cold setting.
Max. load 6.0 kg
Drain/Spin
Notes
Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
Drain only: Select Without spin.
Separate rinse/Starch*)
Note
*)
Max. load 2.0 kg
Max. load 6.0 kg
When using starch, laundry should be washed but not
treated with fabric conditioner.
During the final spin the 1300 rpm indicator light will come on. However, to
protect the laundry, the machine will only spin at 1200 rpm during this spin.
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final spin
Cottons
d
a
d
2-31)
L
L
Minimum iron
d
a
(
2-32)
L
L
Delicates
e
b
e
3
–
L
Automatic
d
a
(
2-3
L
L
Dark garments
d
a
(
3
L
L
Shirts
(
a
(
2
–
L
Denim
(
a
(
3
–
L
Express
d
a
d
2
L
L
Silks
(
d
(
2
–
L
Woollens
(
c
(
2
L
L
Drain/Spin
–
–
–
–
–
L
Separate rinse/
Starch
–
–
(
1
–
L
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
2)
Normal wash rhythm
Gentle action
Woollens
Silks
See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.
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Programme sequence
This washing 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. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The programme sequence display
shows the stage the programme has
reached.
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens
programme, the 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 water level in the rinses is
increased when a temperature below
60°C is selected.
A third rinse is carried out if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– Without spin has been selected
2)
A third rinse is carried out if:
Without spin 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. If the programme selector
is moved, the Anti-crease/Finish
indicator light will start flashing.
However, the programme sequence
remains unaffected.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has been cancelled
when the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
light comes on.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Door button.
The suds will be pumped away.
Changing the temperature
It is possible to select a different
temperature up to 6 minutes after the
programme has started.
If you want to select a different
programme:
Changing the spin speed
^ Switch the machine off and then back
on again with the I-On/0-Off button.
It is possible to change the spin speed
at any time.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Selecting or deselecting an
additional option
To interrupt a programme
^ Switch the washing machine off with
I-On/0-Off button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
It is possible to select or deselect the
Water plus additional option up to 6
minutes after the programme has
started.
Skipping a programme stage
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at
starts flashing:
^ Turn the programme selector back to
the appropriate programme again
within 4 seconds.
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Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the Door button in until the
drum door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the machine
from being opened or the
programme cancelled during a wash
programme.
^ Close the door.
To activate the safety lock
The programme will continue
automatically.
^ After the start of a programme, press
the Start button for at least 4 seconds
until the Locked check light (lower
right on the control panel) comes on.
Please note:
Once a programme has started the
machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load.
The safety lock is now activated.
For this reason, if laundry is added or
removed after the start of a programme,
the machine will always complete the
programme cycle assuming a full load
which can lead to an increase in the
time remaining for the programme
shown in the display.
To deactivate the safety lock
The safety lock is deactivated
automatically at the end of the
programme.
The door cannot be opened, if:
^ Press the Start button for at least 4
seconds until the Locked check light
(lower right on the control panel)
goes out.
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
Exception:
– the water is above a certain level.
If the programme selector has been
moved and the Anti-crease/Finish
indicator light is flashing in the
sequence display.
– the safety lock is activated.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
The Locked check light will come on if
the Door button is pressed when the
above conditions are present.
^ First, turn the programme selector
back to the programme chosen
previously. The Anti-crease/Finish
indicator light will go out.
^ You can now deactivate the safety
lock.
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Changing the programme sequence
Electronic system lock
The system lock prevents your
machine being used without your
knowledge.
E Next slowly turn the programme
selector anti-clockwise stage by
stage to Shirts 40°C.
The Locked check light (lower right
on the control panel) will flash.
If the system lock has been activated it
is not possible to start a programme.
F Now release the Short, Pre-wash or
Soak button.
To activate the system lock
G Turn the programme selector to the
Finish position.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The drum door is closed.
H Switch the washing machine off
using the I-On/0-Off button.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
To deactivate the system lock
A Switch the machine on using the
I-On/0-Off button.
Repeat steps A to F. The Locked
check light will go out.
B Press the Short, Pre-wash or Soak
button and keep it pressed in while
carrying out steps C to E .
C Slowly turn the programme selector
clockwise stage by stage to Cottons
60°C.
D Now slowly turn the programme
selector anti-clockwise stage by
stage to Finish.
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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 amounts for a full load 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
Automatic
X
X
X
Silks
Woollens
Separate rinse/
Starch
X
X1)
Denim
Express
X
X1)
Dark garments
Shirts
Detergent for
delicates
X
X
Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and woollens
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Liquid starch, starch formulations, viscous liquid starch, starch
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.
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 softener
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, the dispenser
compartment and especially the
siphon tube and conditioner channel
will need regular cleaning to remove
any residual starch. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer".
Do not add powder starch
formulations or viscous liquid starch
to the § compartment as it will clog
up. See below.
Adding fabric conditioner or starch
separately
^ Dispense in accordance with
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
^ Add powder or viscose starch to
compartment i.
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Separate rinse/Starch
^ 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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^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Colour run and dye removers /
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
prior to cleaning the machine.
^ Clean the casing with a mild nonabrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp
cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless steel
cleaning agent following the
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
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.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or allpurpose cleaning agents. These
might damage plastic surfaces and
other components because of the
chemicals they contain.
The washing machine must not be
hosed down.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
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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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ Clean the siphon.
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
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1. Remove the siphon from
compartment §. Wash under
running warm water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
Over time, detergent residue can build
up in the water jets in the top of the
detergent drawer housing.
^ Before replacing the detergent
drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
to clean them out.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
The washing machine has a filter to
protect the water inlet valve.
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
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.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove.
^ Clean the plastic filter.
^ 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.
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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. 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
Possible cause
The Anti-crease/Finish There is no power.
indicator light is not on,
or the Start indicator
light is not flashing.
The Locked check light The system lock has
is flashing.
been activated.
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Remedy
Check that
– the mains plug is
plugged in and switched
on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has not tripped.
– the drum door is properly
shut.
Deactivate the system lock.
Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on
Problem
Possible cause
The Check drain light
The water outlet is
flashes. "– – –" appears blocked.
in the display.
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
Remedy A
Clean the drain filter and the
drain pump as described in
"Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in
the event of a blocked drain
outlet and/or power failure".
The maximum delivery head
is 1 m.
The Check inlet light
The water inlet is
flashes. "– – –" appears blocked.
in the display.
The filter in the water
inlet hose is dirty.
Open the stopcock.
The water protection
The Check inlet and
Check drain lights are
system has reacted.
flashing. "– – –" appears
in the display.
Call the Service Department.
The Soak/Pre-wash or
There is a fault.
Rinses indicator light is
flashing. "– – –" appears
in the display.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicators occur
again, contact the Service
Department.
Clean the filter.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy A
The Check drain light
flashes.
The drain outlet is Clean the drain filter and the drain
restricted.
pump as described in "Problem
solving guide - Opening the drum
door in the event of a blocked
drain outlet and/or power failure".
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The water inlet is
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened wide
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The filter in the
Clean the filter.
water inlet hose is
dirty.
The Excess detergent
check light comes on.
Excessive foam
has built up
during washing.
Use less detergent next time and
follow the manufacturer’s
instructions on dosage given on
the packaging.
The Main wash
indicator light is
flashing.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicator occurs again,
contact the Service Department.
The Anti-crease/Finish The position of the programme selector was altered
indicator light is
after the start of the programme. Turn the programme
flashing.
selector back to the programme previously chosen.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
The machine feet are
not level.
Level the machine (see
"Installation").
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.
The programme selector The machine has switched off the light ring to save
light ring is not lit up.
energy. To switch the light ring back on again: press
one of the additional option buttons or turn the
programme selector.
Large amounts of
The water pressure is
detergent residue remain too low.
in the detergent
dispenser drawer.
Powder detergent
used in conjunction
with water softeners
tends to become
sticky.
– Clean the filter in the
water inlet.
– It may be useful to press
the Water plus button.
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,
too much water remains or is clogged up.
in the § compartment.
Clean the siphon, (see
“Cleaning and care" "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer”).
The laundry has not
The spin speed
been spun satisfactorily. selected was too low.
Select a higher spin speed
next time.
When laundry is dry it
feels hard to the touch.
Too vigorous wash
action.
Programme in gentle action
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
usually contain no
bleaching agents.
They do not remove
fruit, coffee and tea
stains.
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
run a Cottons 95°C programme
particles of grease in
with powder detergent but
heavily soiled laundry.
without a load.
A stale smell is in
the drum and on
laundry.
Low temperature
washing.
White residues
which look like
powder detergent
are seen on dark
textiles after
washing.
– Try and brush off the residues
The detergent
contained compounds
with a soft brush once the
laundry is dry.
(zeolites) to aid water
softening which are
– Wash dark textiles using a
not soluble in water.
detergent which contains no
They have ended up
zeolites. Liquid detergents
on the laundry.
usually contain no zeolites.
– Use the Dark garments
programme.
Clothes are coming Programme was
out creased.
overloaded.
– Use a general purpose
detergent containing a
bleaching agent.
– Pour stain removers into
compartment j of the
dispenser drawer and liquid
detergent into a dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and
liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
– Before washing the next load
run a Cottons 95°C programme
with powder detergent but
without a load.
– Reduce quantity of clothes in
drum.
The wrong programme – Check care labels and the
was used.
programme 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
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply and / or
is not switched on.
Remedy
Put the plug in the socket and switch on and / or
switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
The electronic programme This is automatically deactivated at the end of a
locking has been
programme. To deactivate it early see "Changing
activated.
the programme sequence".
The electronic system lock To deactivate it see "Changing the programme
has been activated.
sequence".
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in "Opening the
door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or
power failure".
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 the drain pump.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
25 litres of water will be retained in the
machine.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
To interrupt the flow of water:
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
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 with "Waterproof" system
h Detergent dispenser drawer
b Electricity supply cable
i Drum door
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
g Control panel
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
b Electricity supply cable
c Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
d Drain hose
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e Transit bar covers
f Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
g Restraining clips for transit bars
when removed
Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it
protrudes to the rear of the washing
machine as well as by the handle
recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base
(at least 59x52x3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables.
Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit bars
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spinning
using retaining clips (available from
the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them in a safe place for future
use. They must be re-fitted if the
machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise
direction. Then turn counter nut 2
together with foot 1 to unscrew.
Incorrect installation may increase
electricity and water consumption and
may cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
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^ 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.
Installation and connection
Washer and Dryer stack
The fitting of building under kits and
stacking kits must only be
undertaken by qualified and
competent persons, in accordance
with the instructions supplied with
the kit.
Building under a continuous
worktop/in a kitchen run
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A "WTV"
stacking kit* is necessary and can be
purchased from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
Please note
If you wish to push your machine under
a worktop and there is space to do this
without removing the lid, the
conversion kit is not necessary.
Otherwise the conversion kit is
essential.
– A special building under conversion
kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced by
a cover plate. To ensure electrical
safety the cover plate must be fitted.
– For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from
your Dealer or the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
The Miele Waterproof system
The Miele Waterproof 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 is fitted with an
additional electrical safety valve
which works like an automatic
stopcock and is housed in the inlet
hose connection box.
– It is pressure tested to between
7,000 and 10,000 kPa.
– The inlet hose has a protective
sleeve.
Any leaking water from the inlet hose
is fed into the sump through this
protective sleeve. A float switches off
the safety valve, preventing any more
water from flowing into the machine
and water in the suds container is
pumped away.
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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 from
flowing into the machine and water in
the suds container is pumped away.
– 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 plastic casing of the safety
valve contains electrical
components. The Waterproof system
must only be connected to its own
stopcock. It must not be connected
to mixer taps or similar and must not
be fitted in areas where there is the
risk of water or other liquids
reaching it.
The machine should be connected to
the 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
and 1,000 kPa (1-10 bar). If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
pressure reducing valve.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The connection point is subject
Do not get wet.
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.
The protective sleeve of the hose
must not be damaged or kinked.
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Installation and connection
Maintenance and care
If you intend to unscrew the Miele
Waterproof system hose from the
stopcock it is essential to disconnect
the machine from the electricity supply
first.
Only use a Miele Waterproof system
hose should you need a replacement.
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the dirt filter in the water inlet
valve connection must not be
removed.
Extension hose
A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose
is available from your Miele dealer or
the Miele Spare Parts Department as an
optional extra.
This hose is tested to withstand
pressures of up to 14,000 kPa and can
be used as a flexible extension to the
water supply.
N.B. Using this hose renders the
Waterproof system safety valve on the
inlet hose ineffective.
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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.
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance.
Otherwise there is a risk of water
overflowing or of some of the drained
water being sucked back into the
machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic drain
pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
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Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply. The voltage and connected
load are given on the data plate.
Please ensure these match the
household mains supply. The fuse
rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Consumption data
Load
Cottons
Minimum iron
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
Short
Normal
95°C
6.0 kg
1.99
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2 h 09 min
60°C1)
6.0 kg
1.02
49
1 h 49 min
60°C
3.0 kg
0.75
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40°C1)
6.0 kg
0.65
55
59 min
2)
40°C
3.0 kg
0.40
39
59 min
40°C1)
3.0 kg
0.50
55
1 h 02 min
1 h 55 min
1 h 19 min
Delicates
30°C
2.0 kg
0.35
69
43 min
59 min
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.35 - 0.50
40 - 55
58 min
1 h 13 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 05 min
1 h 15 min
Shirts
40°C
2.0 kg
0.50
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–
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
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53 min
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
–
33 min
Silks /
30°C
1.0 kg
0.25
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–
36 min
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
–
40 min
1)
EN 60456 test programme
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Short additional option must be
selected.
56 min
1 h 00 min
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
580 mm
Depth with door open
975 mm
Weight
94 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
6 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
1000 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
Test certificates awarded
Radio / TV suppression, VDE
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Programmable functions
for changing default settings
The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to suit
your individual requirements.
Programmable functions
The programmable functions are
activated with the help of the Start
button and the programme selector.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
Water plus system
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
This is used to select the water intake
setting for the Water plus additional
option.
There are four different options:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level
Setting 2:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses (the washing
machine is delivered with setting 2
programmed as standard)
Setting 3:
an extra rinse cycle in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes
Setting 4:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses and also an extra
rinse cycle in the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store a setting in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 60°C position:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4.
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
The number alternating with the P in
the display refers to the settings as
follows:
1 = Setting 1 is selected
2 = Setting 2 is selected
3 = Setting 3 is selected
4 = Setting 4 is selected
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The Water plus button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled articles more
gently.
Gentle action can be used with the
Cottons, Express and Automatic
programmes.
If Gentle action is programmed into the
machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 40°C position:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = Gentle action is deactivated.
1 = Gentle action is activated.
F Press the Start button to change the
display from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Top-up rinse for Cottons
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when a
temperature of 95°C is 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.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 30°C position:
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = Top-up rinse is deactivated.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Top-up rinse for Cottons
deactivated.
1 = Top-up rinse is activated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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F Press the Start button to change the
display from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.
Programmable functions
Memory function
If an additional option is selected for
a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
When that particular programme is
chosen again, the washing machine will
display the additional option(s) and / or
spin speed which have been stored for
that programme in the memory.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to
Minimum iron 60°C:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
0 = the memory function is
deactivated.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
1 = the memory function is
activated.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
F Press the Start button to change the
display from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Soak
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be programmed in
30 minute increments for the soak
process.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
If the Soak option is pressed, the
selected soak time will be carried out
for the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
The machine is delivered with a two
hour soak time set as standard.
E Turn the programme selector to
Minimum iron 40°C:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
The number alternating with the P in
the display refers to the settings as
follows:
1 = the soak time is 2 hours
(default setting)
2 = the soak time is 1 hour 30 minutes
3 = the soak time is 1 hour
4 = the soak time is 30 minutes
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The Soak button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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