Miele Paragon Plus Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
Paragon Plus
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.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 171 260
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.
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Contents
Caring for our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Degree of soiling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Degree of soiling, Water plus, Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Heavy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Descaling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Contents
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Suds cooling in the Cottons programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Increase the duration of the main wash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Keypad tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Pre-wash with the Heavy Degree of soiling option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This washing machine is not
This washing machine conforms to
current safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however,
lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the washing machine,
please read these instructions
carefully before using it for the first
time. They contain important
information on its installation, 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.
Correct application
~ 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
cannot be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use
or operation.
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intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning its use by a
person responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ Keep children away from the
washing machine at all times. It is not a
toy! To avoid the risk of injury do not
allow children to play on or near it or to
play with its controls. Supervise
children whilst you are using it.
~ Older children may only use the
washing machine if its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in
~ Before setting up the washing
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which Miele cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved service technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
machine until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
machine, check it for any externally
visible damage.
Do not install or use a damaged
washing machine.
~ Before connecting the washing
machine, ensure that the connection
data on the data plate (voltage and
connected load) match the mains
electricity supply. If in any doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
~ The electrical safety of this washing
machine can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between it and
an effective earthing system which
complies with current 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 washing
machine to the mains electricity supply
by an extension lead. Extension leads
do not guarantee the required safety of
the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ 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 the event of a fault or for cleaning
purposes, the washing 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 washing machine must only be
connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must
not be re-used.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the machine guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This washing machine may only be
used in mobile installations such as
ships if a risk assessment of the
installation has been carried out by a
suitably qualified engineer.
Correct use
~ 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 washing machine
for the first time, check that the transit
bars at the rear of the machine have
been removed (see section on
"Installation"). During spinning, a transit
bar 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.
~ 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. A
special descaling agent is available to
order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele.co.uk.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, 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.
~ 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.
~ Only remove laundry from the
washing machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous
and could result in injury.
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.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
~ Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which can
cause damage such as corrosion. Do
not use these products in this machine.
~ If liquid detergent comes into
contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately and retain the
packaging or label for reference. Those
with skin problems or sensitive skin
should avoid their skin coming into
contact with liquid detergent.
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Description of the machine
Control panel
a Programme buttons eFor selecting a washing programme.
b Soiling button
For specifying the degree of soiling
of the laundry.
Water plus button
For increasing the water level.
c Temperature button
For selecting a temperature.
d Spin speed button
For selecting a final spin speed.
e 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.
f Sequence indicator lights
Show which section of the wash
programme has been reached.
g Buzzer button
h Check lights
i Delay start button
For delaying the start of a
programme.
j Start/Stop button
For starting the programme selected
and cancelling a programme once it
has started.
k I-On/0-Off button
For switching the machine on or off.
l Door button
Opens the machine door.
m Display (h min)
The display fulfills several functions.
See next page for details.
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Description of the machine
Display
Delay start
The display shows:
The delay start time selected will
appear in the display.
– the programme duration (Time left
display)
Programme duration
After the machine has started, the delay
start time counts down. If the delay start
time is more than 10 hours, it will count
down by the hour. If it is less than 9
hours and 59 minutes it will count down
minute by minute.
After the start of a programme, the
estimated programme duration will
appear in the display in hours and
minutes.
Once the delay start time has finished,
the programme begins and the
estimated programme duration shows
in the display.
– delay start
– the programmable functions
When delay start is being used, the
programme duration will appear after
the delay start time has elapsed.
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.
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.
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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.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
The indicator light for the Automatic
programme will come on.
^ Press the H programme button to
select the Cottons programme.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The programme will begin. When it has
finished, your machine is ready for
using for the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Degree of soiling
– 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.
With most of the programmes you can
specify the degree of soiling of the
laundry. The washing machine will then
adjust the programme to suit the
degree of soiling.
– 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%.
– Light
No visible dirt or stains.
– Normal
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
– Heavy
Visible dirt and stains as well as
soiling that has dried on or been left
unwashed for a while.
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.
Detergent
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
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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.
^ Press the e or - button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the
programme you want lights up.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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How to wash correctly
Specify the degree of soiling of the
laundry
Press the top button to select the
degree of soiling. Normal is the default
setting.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
^ Press the top button repeatedly until
the degree of soiling you want lights
up.
^ Press the Water plus button if you
want to activate this function.
You cannot select the degree of soiling
or Water plus for every programme.
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You can change the pre-set
temperature or spin speed by pressing
the Temperature or Spin button.
In some programmes the maximum
temperature and spin speed is limited.
The machine will not allow a higher
value to be selected.
^ Press the Temperature or Spin button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the value you want comes on.
^ Press the Buzzer button if you want to
be reminded when the programme is
finished.
How to wash correctly
E 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.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for the pre-wash (if the
Degree of soiling has been set as
Heavy, add 1/3 of the total amount
recommended).
– Higher water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
j
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
F Select Delay Start, if wished
Delay start allows you to delay the start
of a programme from 30 minutes up to
a maximum of 24 hours, allowing you to
make use of night-time economy
electricity rates, for example.
^ Press the Delay start button. Each
press on the button increases the
delay start time:
– by 30 minutes up to 10 hours,
– by 1 hour from 10 hours upwards.
To cancel Delay start
^ Remove the laundry.
Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely
dangerous and could result in injury.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become
discoloured themselves.
^ Press the Delay start button once
when 24 ^ is showing in the display.
To cancel Delay start after you have
pressed the Start button:
^ You will have to cancel the
programme. See relevant section
later in this booklet.
G Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
The estimated programme duration will
then show in the display. This will count
down in one minute steps. During the
first 10 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.
H Remove the laundry when the
programme as finished
The Finish and Anti-crease Sequence
indicator lights will come on when the
programme is finished.
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
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^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
might be lodged there.
^ Switch the washing machine off with
I-On/0-Off button.
^ 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.
Degree of soiling, Water plus, Buzzer
The washing machine will adjust the
programme to suit the degree of soiling
selected.
Light
No visible dirt or stains.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.
Normal
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
The standard wash programme will be
carried out.
Heavy
Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on
soiling.
A fifteen minute pre-wash will be
carried out and the duration of the main
wash will be increased by 15 minutes.
Water plus
If the Water plus button is pressed, the
water level in the main wash and rinses
is increased.
You can also alter the setting allocated
to the Water plus button. See
"Programmable functions".
Buzzer
The buzzer will sound at the end of the
programme or when Rinse hold has
been reached.
The buzzer will sound repeatedly until
the machine is switched off.
Once switched on, the buzzer is active
in all programmes until it is switched off
again.
You can also change the volume of the
buzzer or deactivate the buzzer button.
See "Programmable functions".
The buzzer will always sound when
there is a fault, even if it has been
deactivated.
The Pre-wash Sequence indicator light
will flash. Add the appropriate amount
of powder detergent to compartment
i.
You can also deactivate the Pre-wash
and increase the duration of the main
wash by 30 or 60 minutes instead of the
standard default increase of 15
minutes. See "Programmable functions".
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Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
Automatic
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
1200
Cottons
1400
Minimum iron/Delicates
1200
Woollens
1200
Silks
400
Express
1400
Dark garments
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Drain/Spin
1400
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.
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^ 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 will
illuminate. Select the spin speed you
want by pressing the spin speed
button until the indicator light next to
the spin speed you want illuminates.
The washing machine will then start
the final spin.
– 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 settnig is selected
with the Automatic, Cottons, Minimum
iron/Delicates and Express
programmes.
Programme chart
Automatic 7621*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Fabric
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron/
Delicates programmes. Sort according to colour.
Note
The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin
speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure the
best possible care and wash result for each item.
Cottons 9876*
30°C to 95°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Fabric
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Note
– Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled laundry.
Note for test institutes:
Programme setting for testing according to EN 60456 standard: Cottons 60°C
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Light Degree of soiling setting
Minimum iron/Delicates
ac421876*
cold to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric
Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by
the manufacturer.
Notes
– Due to the large amount of fine dust in curtains, we recommend
selecting the Heavy Degree of soiling setting and also the Water
plus option. Only wash a maximum load of 2 kg.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
deselect the spin.
Note for test institutes:
Programme setting for testing according to EN 60456 standard: Minimum iron/
Delicates 40°C and spin speed of 1200 rpm
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.
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Programme chart
Silks /c*
cold to 30°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Fabric
Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g.
satin, lace and silk.
Note
Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Express 76*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 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.
Dark garments
cold to 40°C
Item
Dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
Shirts
Notes
Denim
Notes
Drain/Spin
Notes
cold to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Max. load 2.0 kg
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
cold to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 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.
Max. load 6.0 kg
– Drain only: Select Without spin.
– Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
* Please note that the "buckets" represent garment care label symbols. See
"Garment care label symbols".
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final
spin
Automatic
(
a
(
2-32)
L
L
Cottons
d
a
(
2-41)
L
L
Minimum iron/
Delicates
(
b
e
2-3
2)
L
L
Woollens
(
c
(
2
L
L
Silks
e
d
e
2
–
L
Dark garments
(
a
(
3
L
L
Shirts
(
a
(
2
–
L
Express
d
a
(
2-3
L
L
Denim
(
a
(
3
–
L
–
–
–
–
–
L
Drain/Spin
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
2)
Normal wash rhythm
Minimum iron/Delicates
Woollens
Silks
See the following page for more information about 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
– 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
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
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Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started.
Wash programme
^ Press the Start/Stop button briefly.
The suds will be pumped away and the
programme is cancelled.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Door button.
If you want to select a different
programme:
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
You will need to cancel the current
programme before you can select a
new one.
Temperature
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
It is possible to alter the temperature up
to 5 minutes after the start of a
programme.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again.
Spin speed
^ Select a different programme.
You can select a different spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
Interrupting a programme
Degree of soiling
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The degree of soiling setting cannot be
altered after the start of a programme.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-On / 0-Off button.
Water plus and Buzzer
The buzzer can be switched on or off at
any time.
Water plus cannot be selected or
deselected after the programme has
started.
Please note that no changes are
possible if the safety lock has been
activated.
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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 or the
programme cancelled or the
temperature or spin speed being
altered during a wash programme.
To activate the safety lock
^ Once the programme has started,
press the Start/Stop button for at
least 4 seconds until the Locked
check light appears to the left of the
display.
The safety lock is now activated.
The machine will now not accept any
changes and the programme will
proceed through to the end.
The safety lock is deactivated
automatically at the end of the
programme.
The door cannot be opened, if:
To deactivate the safety lock
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
Once the programme has started,
press the Start/Stop button for at least 4
seconds until the Locked check light to
the left of the display goes out.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
– the safety lock has been activated.
The Locked check light will come on if
the Door button is pressed when the
above conditions are present.
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Changing the programme sequence
System lock
The system lock prevents your
machine being used without your
knowledge.
If the system lock has been activated it
is not possible to start a programme.
To activate the system lock
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door is closed
A Press the Water plus and
Temperature buttons at the same
time and hold them pressed in until
you reach step D.
B Switch the machine on with the I-On/
0-Off button.
C Press the Degree of soiling light/
normal/heavy button three times.
D Then release the Water Plus and
Temperature buttons.
The Locked check light will flash.
E Switch off the washing machine.
To deactivate the system lock
Repeat steps A to D. The Locked
check light will go out.
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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 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*
Automatic
X
X
Cottons
X
X
Minimum iron/Delicates
X
Detergent for
delicates
X
Woollens
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Silks
Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and
woollens
Express
X
Denim
1)
X
X1)
Dark garments
Shirts
X
X
X
X1)
Only use liquid detergent
2)
Only use powder detertent or detergent specifically designed for washing
curtains
*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.
In the UK, Miele branded water
softening tablets are available from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or via the
internet on www.miele.co.uk.
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 and
especially the siphon tube and
conditioner channel 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
or via the internet on www.miele.co.uk,
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 detergent dispenser
drawer housing
^ Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under
warm running water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon and siphon tube
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
Descaling the machine
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. A
special descaling agent is available to
order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele.co.uk.
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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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Cleaning and care
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 equipment 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
Possible cause
Remedy
The display remains
dark and no indicator
lights are lit up.
There is no power to
the machine.
Check whether
– the mains plug is plugged
in and switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
The Locked check
light is flashing.
The electronic system
lock has been
activated.
De-activate the system lock.
See "Changing the
programme sequence System lock".
The programme does
not start when the
Start/Stop button is
pressed.
The drum door is not
properly closed.
– Close the drum door.
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Cleaning and care
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Problem
The buzzer sounds and
the Drain check light
flashes. "– – –" appears
in the display.
Possible cause
The water outlet is
Clean the drain filter and the
blocked or restricted. drain pump as described in
"Problem solving guide –
Opening the drum door in
the event of a blocked water
outlet and/or a power
failure".
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The buzzer sounds and
the Water inlet check
light flashes. "– – –"
appears in the display.
Remedy A
The maximum delivery head
is 1 m.
The water inlet is
Check whether
blocked or restricted. – the stopcock has been
opened properly.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The filter in the water Clean the filter.
inlet hose is dirty.
The Miele Waterproof Call the Service Department
The buzzer sounds and
the Water inlet and Drain system has reacted.
check lights flash. "– – –"
appears in the display.
The buzzer sounds and
There is a fault.
the Pre-wash or the Rinse
hold Sequence indicator
light flashes. "– – –"
appears in the display.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
A To switch off the fault message: Switch the washing machine off with I-On/0-Off
button.
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Cleaning and care
General problems
Problem
The Detergent check
light comes on.
Possible cause
Remedy
Excessive foam has
Use less detergent next time
built up during washing. and follow the manufacturer's instructions on dosage given on the packaging.
The Rinses Sequence There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
indicator light flashes.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
The machine shakes
The machine feet are
Level the machine (see "Induring the spin cycle. not level.
stallation).
The laundry has not
The machine detected Include both large and small
an imbalance during the items in the load as this will
been spun properly
and is still wet.
final spin and reduced give better distribution.
the spin speed
automatically.
The pump makes
This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
strange noises.
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
– Clean the filter in the water
There is a lot of
The water pressure is
detergent residue in
too low.
inlet.
the detergent drawer.
– Select Water plus.
Powder detergent used Add washing powder and
with water softeners can then add the water softener.
be sticky.
Fabric conditioner is
The siphon tube is not
Clean the siphon, (see
not completely
correctly positioned or "Cleaning and care dispensed or too much is clogged up.
Cleaning the detergent diswater remains in the §
penser drawer").
compartment.
When laundry is dry it Too vigorous wash
Programme in gentle action
feels hard to the touch. action.
and more water.
Not enough detergent
Increase detergent dose to
used.
prevent limescale build up in
laundry.
No fabric conditioner
Use fabric conditioner in last
used.
rinse.
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Cleaning and care
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
(zeolites) to aid water
laundry is dry.
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.
– Check care labels and the
The wrong
programme was used.
programme chart.
– Use easy iron conditioners.
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Cleaning and care
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply.
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on.
The machine is not
switched on.
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".
The electronic system
lock is activated.
Deactivate the system lock as described in
"Changing the programme sequence - System
lock".
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in "Opening the
drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure".
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and the 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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Cleaning and care
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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Cleaning and care
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)
g Control panel
h Detergent dispenser drawer
i Drum door
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
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
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:
,Ensure that the machine feet and
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
Removing the transit bars
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.
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
,To avoid the risk of injury the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after the transit bars have
been removed.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
,The washing machine must not
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them in a safe place for future
use. They must be re-fitted if the
machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
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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
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.
To ensure electrical safety, the
washing machine lid must be
replaced by the cover plate supplied
with the conversion kit.
– 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 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.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
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
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
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.35 - 0.50
40 - 55
Cottons
95°C
6.0 kg
1.99
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60°C
1)
Degree of soiling
Light
1 h 03 min
Normal
1 h 18 min
2 h 09 min
6.0 kg
1.02
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60°C
3.0 kg
0.73
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40°C1)
6.0 kg
0.65
55
40°C2)
3.0 kg
0.36
39
40°C3)
3.0 kg
0.45
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40°C
3.0 kg
0.45
49
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
–
Silks /
30°C
1.0 kg
0.25
39
–
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
30 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 00 min
1 h 10 min
Shirts
60°C
2.0 kg
1.00
59
1 h 03 min
1 h 13 min
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
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50 min
1 h 00 min
Minimum iron/
Declicates
1 h 49 min
1 h 03 min
1 h 59 min
59 min
1 h 19 min
59 min
39 min
36 min
–
1)
Cottons test programme in accordance with EN 60456
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Degree of Soiling must be set to Light.
3)
Minimum iron test programme with spin speed of 1200 rpm in accordance with
EN 60456
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
580 mm
Depth with door open
975 mm
Weight
93 kg
Maximum floor load
1,600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
6 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating (UK)
see data plate / plug
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure min.
100 kPa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure max.
1,000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
1.60 m
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
see data plate
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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
Water plus system
This is used to select the water intake
setting for the Water plus button.
There are three different options:
Setting 1 (the machine is delivered with
this option selected)
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages.
Setting 2:
An extra rinse is carried out.
Setting 3:
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an extra
rinse is carried out.
Follow steps A to F to programme
and store in memory.
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
on and off once.
– A P will flash in the display
alternating with the number 1, 2 or 3.
E Each subsequent press of the Start/
Stop button will select a different
setting.
The number alternating with the P in the
display refers to the settings as follows:
1 = Setting 1 is selected
Before you begin, first ensure that:
2 = Setting 2 is selected
– The washing machine is switched off.
3 = Setting 3 is selected
– The drum door is properly closed.
F Switch the washing machine off with
I-On/0-Off button.
The Water plus button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled articles more
gently.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons programme.
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
If Gentle action is programmed into the
machine, every wash cycle in this
programme will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
twice.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting 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 = Gentle action is deactivated.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
F Press the Start/Stop button to
change the display from 0 to 1 or
from 1 to 0.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door is properly closed.
E Press the Buzzer button once.
1 = Gentle action is activated.
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
Suds cooling in the Cottons
programme
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:
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
E Press the Buzzer button twice.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
three times.
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
1 = Suds cooling is activated.
The washing machine is delivered with
Suds cooling for the Cottons
programme deactivated.
F Press the Start/Stop button to
change the display from 0 to 1 or
from 1 to 0.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
0 = Suds cooling is deactivated.
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.
– The drum door is properly closed.
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Programmable functions
Increase the duration of the
main wash
This setting is used to select the
length of time (15, 30 or 60 minutes)
by which the main wash is increased
when the Heavy Degree of soiling
option is selected.
The washing machine is delivered with
the increase for the duration of the main
wash set at 15 minutes.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door 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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button starts comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
E Press the Buzzer button three times.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
four times.
– A P will flash in the display
alternating with the number 1, 2 or 3.
F Each subsequent press of the Start/
Stop button will select a different
setting.
The number alternating with the P in the
display refers to the settings as follows:
1 = 60 minutes
2 = 30 minutes
3 = 15 minutes (factory default setting)
G Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
The setting you have chosen for the
increase in the duration of the main
wash has now been allocated to the
Heavy Degree of soiling option. This
setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
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 three different options:
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
Setting 1 = off
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
The Buzzer button is deactivated.
E Press the Buzzer button four times.
Setting 2 = normal
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
five times.
The buzzer sounds at the end of a
programme or when Rinse hold is
reached (default setting)
Setting 3 = loud
The buzzer sounds louder at the end of
a programme or when Rinse hold is
reached
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
– A P will flash in the display
alternating with the number 1, 2 or 3.
F Each subsequent press of the Start/
Stop button will select a different
setting.
The number alternating with the P in the
display refers to the settings as follows:
1 = off
Before you begin, first ensure that:
2 = normal (default setting)
– The washing machine is switched off.
3 = loud
– The drum door is properly closed.
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
Keypad tones
An audible tone sounds each time a
button is pressed.
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.
The washing machine is delivered with
the keypad tone switched off.
C Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
E Press the Buzzer button five times.
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
six times.
– The drum door is properly closed.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = keypad tone is deactivated.
1 = keypad tone is activated.
F Press the Start/Stop button to
change the display from 0 to 1
(activated) or from 1 to 0
(deactivated).
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
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 display will show the
option(s) and / or spin speed which
have been stored for that programme in
the memory.
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
E Press the Buzzer button six times.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
seven times.
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.
F Press the Start/Stop button to
change the display from 0 to 1
(activated) or from 1 to 0
(deactivated).
– The drum door is properly closed.
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
Pre-wash with the Heavy
Degree of soiling option
This setting is used to activate or
deactivate an automatic pre-wash
whenever the Heavy Degree of
soiling option is selected.
The machine is delivered with the automatic pre-wash activated.
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 Wait until the indicator light for the
Start/Stop button comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start/Stop
button.
E Press the Buzzer button seven times.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door is properly closed.
– The Buzzer indicator light will flash
eight times.
A P will flash in the display alternating
with the number 0 or 1.
0 = the automatic pre-wash is
deactivated.
1 = the automatic pre-wash is
activated.
F Press the Start/Stop button to
change the display from 0 to 1
(activated) or from 1 to 0
(deactivated).
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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