Miele W 3985 WPS Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3985 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.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 590 080
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed 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.
Disposal of your old machine
Electrical and electronic 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 machine.
Please do not therefore dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre or contact your Dealer for
advice. 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
Operating the washing machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sort the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Select a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Select a temperature/spin speed and extra option(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Changing/saving a favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Load the drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Select the Timer (if required) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Add detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Start the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Remove the laundry when the programme has finished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Extra options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Rinse hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To omit the spin between rinses and the final spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Contents
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning the filter in the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Problems with the load size indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the / button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Optional spare parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Contents
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
The Miele Waterproof system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Notes for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
To open the Settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Language ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Suds cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Keypad tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Display contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Miele{home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Remote access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
CareCollection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Warning and Safety instructions
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
~ This washing machine is for
domestic use only and can only be
used 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. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.
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~ This washing machine is not
intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless
they are supervised whilst using it or
have been shown how to use it 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
~ Before setting up the washing
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.
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in
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.
~ 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).
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ Turn off the stopcock if the machine
~ Do not make any alterations to the
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.
washing machine, unless authorised to
do so by Miele.
Correct use
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.
~ 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.
~ Take care to ensure that foreign
~ 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 and connection"). During
spinning, a transit bar which is still in
place may result in damage to both the
machine and adjacent furniture or
appliances.
~ If the correct amount of detergent is
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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.
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-shop.com.
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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Operating the washing machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following pages for more
information.
b Short cut buttons
For selecting an individual washing
programme quickly. These buttons
can be programmed to select your
own favourite wash programmes.
c Start button
d PC / Optical interface
This is used by service technicians
to run diagnostic checks on your
machine and can also be used to
update programming data in the
future.
e Multi-function selector
This is used to select menu options
(by turning it) and to confirm your
selection (by pressing it).
f K button
For switching the washing machine
on and off.
To save energy, the washing
machine will switch itself off
automatically 15 minutes after the
end of the programme/anti-crease
phase or after being switched on if
no other selection is made.
g / button
Opens the machine door.
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Operating the washing machine
Displays
Entry menu
60°C
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings !...
3 Automatic
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons
15:00
When the machine is switched on, the entry menu (with
default settings) appears and Programme selection is
highlighted.
Multi-function selector
Turning the multi-function selector moves the highlighting to
the next option.
Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option.
Short cut buttons
Pressing a short cut button selects one of the four favourite
programmes shown on the left of the display. You can
customise the favourite programmes to suit your own
requirements.
The short cut buttons have different functions in the other
menus. Where this is the case, an arrow H will appear in the
display above the short cut button, together with a
description of its function.
Programme selection
There are two ways of selecting a programme:
– Option 1: Select the Programme selection menu in the
display and confirm your selection by pressing the
multi-function selector.
– Option 2: Press short cut button 1, 2, 3 or 4. This will
automatically take you into the main menu of that
programme.
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Operating the washing machine
Programme selection menu
Programme
Back A
selection
Cottons
Minimum iron
Delicates
H
You can use the multi-function selector to select any
programme. The highlighting will move up or down
depending on the direction the multi-function selector is
turned in. The HV arrows on the right of the display,
indicate further options. Pressing the multi-function selector
takes you to the main menu of the wash programme selected.
Wash programme main menu
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
Duration
1:19 h
Detergent
Timer +
Save
Back A
+
+
+
+
Turn the multi-function selector to select and highlight the
programme, temperature, spin speed or extra options.
Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option and opens the relevant sub-menu.
The sub-menus Detergent and Timer can be opened by
pressing the short cut button directly below them.
You return to the entry menu by pressing short cut button 4
below the word Back.
Settings menu
The Settings menu is used to alter the washing machine's
electronics to suit different requirements. See "Settings menu"
for more details.
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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.
This washing machine has undergone a thorough
functional test in the factory and there will be some residual
water in the drum from this process.
The washing machine has a sensor which measures the
amount of laundry in the drum. This determines the amount of
detergent required. To allow the load size indicator to
function correctly, you must first run a wash programme
without any laundry and without detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the K button in.
If the washing machine is being switched on for the first time,
the welcome screen will appear.
The welcome screen will appear in the display every time
the washing machine is switched on until a programme
lasting longer than 1 hour has been completed.
Setting the language
Einstellungen
#eština
Sprache !
dansk
deutsch
english
H
^ If the language shown is not the one you want, select the
language you do want by turning the multi-function
selector. Confirm your selection by pressing the
multi-function selector.
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Before using for the first time
Setting the time (of day)
12:00
Set the time
^ Turn the multi-function selector to select the hour and press
it to confirm your selection. Now set the minutes. Pressing
the multi-function selector again saves the time of day in
memory.
Reminder to remove transport struts
To avoid the risk of damage, the transport struts must be
removed before the machine is used for the first time. See
"Installation and connection" for instructions on how to do
this.
^ Remove the transport struts (if this has not already been
done by your fitter). Then confirm that you want to continue
by pressing short cut button 4. The display will change to
show the entry menu.
Running your first programme
60°C
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings !...
3 Automatic
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons
^ Press short cut button 1.
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15:00
Before using for the first time
The main menu for the Cottons programme appears
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
Duration
1:19 h
Detergent
Timer +
Save
Back A
+
+
+
+
^ Press the flashing Start button.
^ Switch the washing machine off at the end of the
programme.
Before you can use the washing machine, the load sensor
has to be calibrated to zero as you would with bathroom
scales.
Calibrating the load sensor to zero
^ Switch on the washing machine.
^ Open the drum door.
^ Press short cut button 1. The main menu for the Cottons
programme appears.
^ Press short cut button 1 Detergent in until the display
shows:
Zero setting OK
^ Switch off the washing machine.
The machine is now ready for use.
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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
programme, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water, time and energy
used. This may mean that the time
left shown in the display is adjusted
during the course of the wash
programme.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme
instead of the Cottons 95°C
programme will give energy savings
of between 35% and 45%. This is
sufficient for most levels of soiling.
For stubborn or old stains, use the
Soak extra option.
– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent for
smaller loads. Use the Detergent
sub-menu.
Choosing the correct Extra option
(Short, Soak, Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short extra option for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
– A wash programme without any extra
options for normal to heavy soiling
with visible staining.
– A wash programme together with the
Soak extra option for heavily soiled
laundry.
– The Pre-wash extra option for laundry
with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust,
sand).
When drying with a tumble dryer
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
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.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
Removing marks
^ 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.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being included in
a mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
– 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.
– 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
Switch on the washing machine
The interior drum lighting will come on.
Select a programme
You can select a programme either by:
– using the appropriate short cut button to select one of the
four programmes listed in the display ("favourites"), or
– going into the Programme selection menu.
Select a temperature/spin speed and extra option(s)
You can select these by turning the multi-function selector.
The option selected is then shown highlighted. Pressing the
multi-function selector selects the highlighted option and
opens the relevant sub-menu.
Temperature
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
None
Temperature from
Cold - 60°C
1600 rpm
a
Spin speed
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
None
Spin speed from
0 - 1800 rpm
1800 pm
b
Extra options
Cottons
Extras
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60°C
1600 rpm
Short
Water plus
Pre-wash
Rinse hold
Soak
Back A
How to wash correctly
If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu within
approx. 20 seconds, the display will revert to the main
menu.
Your selection of temperature, spin speed and extra options
will now appear in the main menu.
Cottons
Extras:
40°C
1200 rpm
Water plus
Duration
1:49 h
Detergent
Timer +
Save
Back A
+
+
+
+
Changing/saving a favourite programme
To save this programme as a favourite:
^ Press short cut button 3.
Cottons
40°C
Previous:
Cottons
Extras:
None
Save to:
1 2 3 4
1200 rpm
60°C
1600 rpm
Back A
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the number you
want to save the programme to, and confirm your selection.
Your settings have now been saved and the favourite
programme will appear in the entry menu.
You can also save a programme as a favourite while it is
running.
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How to wash correctly
Load the drum
^ Press the / button to open the drum door.
The washing machine has a sensor which measures the
amount of laundry placed in the drum. The display shows
the percentage of the maximum load which has been
placed in the drum. The maximum load will depend on the
programme chosen.
In addition to the load size percentage, the amount of
detergent required is also shown as a % figure.
The Detergent sub-menu will appear.
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
Load
Detergent
75%
75%
A
The load is shown in the display in 25% steps. Loads of less
than 25% or an empty drum are shown as <25%. If the
amount of laundry exceeds the maximum load, %100% will
flash in the display. Note: %100% will not appear in the display
if you have overloaded a Cottons programme.
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.
You can open the Detergent sub-menu at any time by
pressing short cut button 1.
^ 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.
Make sure that no garments are caught between the drum
door and seal.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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How to wash correctly
Select the Timer (if required)
You can use the timer to set the end time of a programme.
The start of a programme can be delayed from 30 minutes
up to a maximum of 24 hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for example.
^ Press short cut button 2 to open the Timer sub-menu.
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
15:03
Start at:
15:03
Finish:
15:30
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
end time (when the first 30 minute stage is entered, the
programme end time will be adjusted to the next full or half
hour). Confirm your selection. The start of the programme
will now be delayed in parallel with the programme end
time you have selected.
To start the timer
^ Press the Start button.
The delay start time will be shown counting down in minutes.
To cancel the timer
^ Press short cut button 4.
The actual load size can only be determined accurately by
the machine once the programme has started. The
programme end time may, therefore, be a bit later or
earlier than first indicated.
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How to wash correctly
Add detergent
The percentage amounts in the display
will help you to add the correct
percentage amount of detergent
recommended by the manufacturer.
40%
= Add slightly less than half
the amount recommended
50%
= Add half the amount
recommended
60%
= Add slightly more than half
the amount recommended
75%
= Add three quarters of
the amount recommended
100%
= the full amount of detergent
recommended
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
add detergent to the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for the pre-wash (divide
the total recommended amount as
follows: add 1/3 to compartment i
and 2/3 to compartment j)
You also need to take the level of
soiling and water hardness into
account.
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, as . . .
j
Detergent for the main wash,
including Soak if selected
. . . 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.
– High water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
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§
Fabric conditioner or liquid starch
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
How to wash correctly
Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start button.
The estimated programme duration and
the programme sequence will appear in
the display. 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.
The drum lighting switches off once the
programme has started.
Once washing is in progress, you can
press the following short cut buttons:
– Button 2 Timer +: to call up the
current time of day and the estimated
end time of the programme.
– Button 3 Save: to save the current
programme as a favourite.
– Button 4 Cancel: to cancel the
current programme. The suds are
pumped away immediately.
Remove the laundry when the
programme has finished
In the anti-crease phase after the
programme has finished, the following
will appear alternately in the display:
Anti-crease
and
Programme finished
Unload the drum before switching off
^ Press the / button to open the drum
door.
^ Remove 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.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
Important
Always remove the laundry before
switching the machine off. This is
important to ensure that the load size
indicator works correctly.
^ Switch the machine off with the
K button.
To avoid the build-up of mildew, it is
recommended that the door is left
ajar when the machine is not in use.
The washing machine will switch off
automatically 15 minutes after the
end of the anti-crease phase. You will
need to press the K button to switch
it back on again.
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Extra options
Short
For light to normal soiling with no visible staining.
The duration of the main wash is reduced.
Water plus
The water level in the main wash and the rinses will be
increased if the Water plus option is selected.
Rinse hold
See the next page.
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 6 hours can be
chosen in 30 minute increments for the soak process.
To select the soak duration
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
15:03
Finish:
16:33
Soak duration:
0:00 h
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the soak time you
want and confirm your selection.
^ The soak time selected will be added to the running time of
the wash programme.
To delete the soak time
^ Set the soak time to 0:00 h and confirm your selection.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt e.g. dust, sand.
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Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
Cottons
1800
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Automatic
1200
Dark garments
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Express
1600
Woollens
1200
Silks
400
Sportswear
1200
Outerwear
800
Hygiene
1800
First wash
1200
Proofing
1000
Curtains
600
Pillows
1200
Starch
1500
Separate rinse
1200
Drain/Spin
1800
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 Rinse hold from the Extras
sub-menu. 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:
Whilst the spin speed is highlighted,
press the multi-function selector.
Select a different spin speed, if
necessary, by turning the
multi-function selector. Press the
Start button to begin the final spin.
– To end the programme:
Press the / button. The water will
drain away. Press the / button
again, to open the door.
To omit the spin between rinses and
the final spin
^ Select Without spin from the Spin
speed sub-menu . 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, Automatic
and Express programmes.
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Programme chart
Cottons 9ö8E76*
Fabric
cold to 95°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option
Minimum iron
43218E76*
cold to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric
Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. If fabrics have a
high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme
the machine for "Gentle action". See "Settings menu".
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
Delicates 4321ac*
Fabric
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres,
rayon and easy care cottons.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Rinse hold
Automatic 7621*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Fabric
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum
iron 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.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
Dark garments
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Garment
Dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
Extra options Short, Rinse hold
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Programme chart
Shirts
Notes
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Rinse hold
Denim
Notes
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.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Rinse hold
Express 76*
Item
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can
be washed in a Cottons programme.
Extra options Water plus, Rinse hold
Woollens /ac*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
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.
Extra option
Rinse hold
Silks /c*
cold to 30°C
Max. load 1.0 kg
Fabric
Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g.
satin, lace and silk.
Note
Place tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Extra options Water plus, Rinse hold
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Programme chart
Sportswear
Garment
30°C to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Lightly soiled sports garments which require washing or
freshening up.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
Outerwear
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Garment
Outerwear made from micro-fibres such as Gore-Tex®,
SYMPATEX®, WINDSTOPPER® etc.
Notes
– Zip up jackets before washing.
– Do not use fabric conditioner.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
Hygiene 8*
60°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Item
Fabrics which will be in direct contact with the skin, e.g.
underwear, nappies, towelling, bed linen, pillow and mattress
covers.
Note
There is a longer temperature holding time in the main wash.
Extra options Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus, Rinse hold
First wash
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric
New items made of cotton, towelling and polyester fabrics.
Note
Use this programme to wash any chemical residues out of new
items.
Extra options Water plus, Rinse hold
Proofing
40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Item
For treating microfibre fabrics, skiwear, fine, closeweave cotton
garments (poplin) or tablecloths to provide a water and dirt
resistant finish.
Notes
– The items should be freshly laundered and spun or dried
before proofing.
– For best results, the items should be heat-treated afterwards,
either in a tumble dryer or by ironing.
Extra option
Rinse hold
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Programme chart
Curtains
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Item
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable
by the manufacturer. A pre-rinse without detergent is carried out
automatically to remove dust.
Note
For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
deselect the spin.
Extra options Water plus, Rinse hold
Pillows
40°C to 95°C
2 pillows (40 x 80 cm) or
1 pillow (80 x 80 cm)
Item
Washable pillows with feather, down or synthetic fillings.
Note
Please observe the instructions on the wash care label.
Extra options Water plus, Rinse hold
Starch
Max. load 6.0 kg
Note
The laundry (table cloths, napkins, overalls) should be washed
but not treated with fabric conditioner.
Extra option
Rinse hold
Separate rinse
Extra option
Max. load 6.0 kg
Rinse hold
Drain
Max. load 6.0 kg
For draining water from the machine.
Drain/Spin
Note
Max. load 6.0 kg
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
No of
rinses
Interim
spin
Final spin
Cottons
d
a
(
2-43)4)
L
L
Minimum iron
(
c
e
2-35)
L
L
Delicates
e
d
e
3
–
L
Automatic
(
abc
e
2-3
L
L
Dark garments
(
b
d
3
L
L
Shirts
e
c
e
2
–
L
Denim
(
c
e
3
–
L
Express
d
b
d
2-3
L
L
Woollens
e
e
e
2
L
L
Silks
e
e
e
2
–
L
Sportswear
d
c
d
2
L
L
Outerwear
e
d
e
3
L6)
L
Hygiene
d
b
(
3-4
L
L
First wash
d
b
(
2
L
L
Proofing
(
d
–
–
–
L
Curtains1)
(
d
d
3
–
L
(
d
e
3
–
L
(
c
–
–
–
L
Separate rinse
–
–
e
2
–
L
Drain/Spin
–
–
–
–
–
L
Pillows
2)
Starch
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
e=
5)
5)
4)
Intensive rhythm
Normal rhythm
Gentle rhythm
Sensitive rhythm
Handwash rhythm
See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.
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Programme sequence
This machine has fully electronic
controls with automatic load
recognition. It takes in the right amount
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry
and its absorbency rate. This means
that programme cycles and durations
can vary.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Extra
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The 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)
Pre-rinse: A pre-rinse without
detergent is carried out automatically
to remove dust.
2)
Run-up to spin: A run-up to spin is
carried out before the wash process
begins to deflate the pillows.
Subsequent water intake for the main
wash is through compartment j.
3)
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.
4)
A third or 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
5)
A third rinse is carried out if:
Without spin has been selected
6)
In the Outerwear programme,
laundry is only spun after the main
wash.
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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 by pressing
short cut button 4 Cancel.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
The suds will be pumped away.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the / button.
If you want to select a different
programme:
^ Press short cut button 4 Back.
^ Check that there is still detergent in
the detergent drawer. Add detergent,
if necessary.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Interrupting a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the K
button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again with the K button.
Temperature
It is possible to select a different
temperature up to 5 minutes after the
programme has started.
Spin speed
It is possible to change the spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
Extra options
It is possible to select or deselect the
Short and Water plus extra options up
to 5 minutes after the programme has
started.
It is not possible to make any
changes 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.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the machine
from being opened and/or the
programme cancelled during a wash
programme.
^ Close the drum door.
To activate the safety lock
The programme will continue
automatically.
^ Once the programme has started,
press the Start button for at least 6
seconds until the following appears
in the display:
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 a change in the
programme duration shown in the
display.
The door cannot be opened, if:
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
If you press the / button when the
above conditions are present, the
following will appear in the display:
/ Machine locked
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Locked
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.
To deactivate the safety lock
^ Press the Start button for at least 6
seconds until the following appears
in the display:
Unlocked
Detergent
The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable. Use dispensing aids,
e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets are suitable for full loads, but note that it
may be impractical to reduce tablets for smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as
others, and may not be suitable for programmes with short durations.
Do not use biological detergents on silk, as the enzymes may damage the silk. Instructions for use and
recommended dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed using a ball provided by the manufacturer for programmes
without a pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare
Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer.
Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
All purpose detergent
for whites*
Detergent for
coloured fabrics*
Cottons
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
Detergent for
delicates
Delicates
Automatic
X
X1)
Dark garments
Shirts
X
X
X1)
Denim
Express
X
Woollens
Silks
Sportswear
X
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and woollens
X
X
Outerwear
Hygiene
First wash
Proofing
Curtains
Pillows
Starch
X
X
X
X
Only use proofing agents which are stated by the manufacturer as being
"suitable for use on membrane textiles" as these consist of fluorochemical
compounds. Do not use proofing agents which contain paraffin. Add
proofing agents to compartment §.
X2)
X2)
1)
X1)
X
Liquid starch, starch formulations, viscous liquid starch, fabric conditioner
1) Only use liquid detergent
2) Only use powder detergent 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 the laundry
– The soiling level of the laundry
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Water softener
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.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Miele branded water softening tablets
are available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
Heavily soiled
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
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, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube and
fabric conditioner channel, regularly.
See "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer". Do not use
powder starch formulations or
viscious liquid starch in the
§ compartment as it will clog up.
See below.
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid
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 §.
^ Select the Starch programme.
^ Select a spin speed or the Rinse hold
extra option.
^ 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 §.
^ Press the Start button.
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. Follow the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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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.
A range of Miele branded cleaning and
conditioning agents is available to
order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department, or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
External casing and fascia
panel
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 can 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
For hygienic reasons, clean the entire
drawer at regular intervals.
Clean the casing using a Miele E-Cloth,
or with a mild, non-abrasive cleaning
agent or soap and water using a well
wrung-out cloth. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
^ The drum and any stainless steel
outer panels can be cleaned using a
suitable stainless-steel cleaning
agent following the 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.
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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.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon and siphon tube
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
The washing machine has a filter to
protect the water inlet valve.
^ 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 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.
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.
You are asked to
enter a code.
Access via a code has
been activated.
Enter the code and confirm
the entry. Deactivate the
code if you do not wish this
message to appear in the
display the next time the
machine is switched on.
There is a fault
message in the
display.
A programme cannot be
started while there is a
fault message in the
display.
– Note what is shown in the
display.
– Switch the washing
machine off and then
back on again with the
K button. The fault
message will be deleted.
The display is dark
and the Start button
is flashing slowly.
The display has switched
off automatically to save
energy (Standby mode).
Press one of the short cut
buttons. Standby comes to
an end.
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Problem solving guide
Problems with the load size indicator
Problem
The display
indicates a load of
< 25% even though
the drum is full.
Possible cause
Remedy
^ To recalibrate the sensor to the
There was already
zero setting:
laundry in the drum
when the washing
– Remove the laundry from the
machine was switched
drum and leave the door
on. This has
open.
decalibrated the
– Switch off the washing
sensor from the zero
machine.
setting.
– Switch on the washing
machine.
– Press short cut button 1. The
main menu for the Cottons
programme appears.
– Press short cut button 1
Detergent in until the display
shows:
Zero setting OK.
The display
indicates a load of
25%, 50%, 75% or
100% when the
drum is empty
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The load size sensor
Rotate the drum once. If the
has been decalibrated display still indicates a load of
from the zero position. 25%, 50%, 75% or 100%,
recalibrate the sensor to zero
again (see above section).
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 and
connection").
The laundry has not
been spun properly and
is still wet.
The machine detected an
imbalance during the final
spin and reduced the
spin speed automatically.
Include both large and
small items in the load as
this will give better
distribution.
The laundry has not
The spin speed selected
been spun satisfactorily. was too low.
Select a higher spin
speed next time.
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.
There is a lot of
detergent residue in the
detergent drawer.
The water pressure is too – Clean the water inlet
low.
filter.
– Select Water plus.
Powder detergent used
with water softeners can
be sticky.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not
completely dispensed or correctly positioned, or is
too much water remains clogged up.
in the § compartment.
Add washing powder
and then add the water
softener.
Clean the siphon, (see
“Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer”).
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has Set the language you
been selected in Settings want. The flag symbol
Language !.
will guide you.
When laundry is dry it
feels hard to the touch.
Too vigorous wash
action.
Programme in gentle
action and more water.
Not enough detergent
used.
Increase detergent dose
to prevent limescale
build up in laundry.
No fabric conditioner
used.
Use fabric conditioner in
last rinse.
Power cut
Once power has been restored, switch the washing
machine on with the K button to continue the
programme.
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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
(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 The machine 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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Problem solving guide
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the / button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and / or
connected to the
switch the machine on with the K button.
electricity supply and / or
is not switched on.
The safety lock has been
activated.
Deactivate the lock as described in "Changing the
programme sequence - Safety lock".
Access via a code has
been activated.
Deactivate the code as described in "Settings
menu".
Power cut
Open the drum door as described in the next
section.
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the / button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described
in the next section.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
25 litres of water will be retained in the
machine.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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To interrupt the flow of water:
^ 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
– Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
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 spare parts and accessories
Optional spare parts and accessories
for this washing machine are available
from your Miele Dealer, the Miele Spare
Parts Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as
described in these instructions.
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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 Slot for Miele|home communication
module
c Electricity supply cable
d Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
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e Drain hose
f Transit bar covers
g Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
h 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.
,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 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).
Otherwise there is a danger of the
machine moving about.
^ 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 them as shown or keep them
in a safe place for future use. They
must be re-fitted if the machine is to
be moved again (e.g.when moving
house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
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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.
False values may also show in the Load
and Detergent display.
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.
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A "WTV"
stacking kit* is necessary.
Please note:
Building under a continuous
worktop/in a kitchen run
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.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from
your Dealer, the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
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
Please note:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*. 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 purchased from
the Miele Spare Parts Department or
your Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.8 m) a replacement
drain pump will need to be fitted.
Please contact the Miele Spare Parts
Department or your Miele Dealer.
Drain hose connection:
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
Please note the following:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
a Adapter
b Nut
c Hose clip
d End of the hose
^ Fit adapter a to the sink drain outlet
using nut b.
^ Attach the end of the hose d to
adapter a.
^ Use a screwdriver to tighten hose
clip c up close to the nut.
– 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
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.
For extra safety it is advisable to protect
the machine with a suitable residual
current device (RCD). Contact a
qualified electrician for advice.
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
95°C
60°C
1)
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
6.0 kg
1.99
47
Duration
Short
Normal
2 h 09 min
6.0 kg
1.02
47
60°C
3.0 kg
0.73
39
40°C1)
6.0 kg
0.65
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2)
3.0 kg
0.36
39
59 min
40°C1)
3.0 kg
0.50
55
59 min
Delicates
30°C
2.0 kg
0.35
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49 min
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.35 - 0.50
40 - 55
–
1 h 18 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 05 min
1 h 15 min
Shirts
60°C
2.0 kg
1.00
59
1 h 02 min
1 h 12 min
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
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40°C
Minimum iron
1 h 49 min
1 h 03 min
2 h 04 min
50 min
1 h 19 min
59 min
1 h 00 min
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
–
30 min
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
–
39 min
Silks /
30°C
1.0 kg
0.25
39
–
36 min
Sportswear
40°C
2.0 kg
0.35
35
47 min
1 h 07min
Outerwear
40°C
2.0 kg
0.45
59
53 Min.
1 h 03 min
Hygiene
60°C
6.0 kg
1.40
55
–
2 h 20 min
First wash
40°C
3.0 kg
0.37
35
–
51 min
Proofing
40°C
2.0 kg
0.30
12
–
29 min
Curtains
40°C
2.0 kg
0.45
38
–
55 min
Pillows
60°C
1 pillow
0.80
44
–
1 h 20 min
Notes for test institutes:
1)
EN 60456 test programme
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Short extra option must be selected.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any extra options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
580 mm
Depth with door open
975 mm
Height for building under
820 mm
Width for building under
600 mm
Depth for building under
600 mm
Weight
94 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
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
see data plate
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Settings menu
for changing default settings
The Settings menu is used to alter the washing machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements.
Settings can be altered at any time.
Settings menu
To open the Settings menu
1
Cottons
60°C
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings !...
3 Automatic
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
15:00
^ Select Settings ! from the entry menu and confirm your
selection with the multi-function selector.
Selecting settings
Settings
Back A
Language !
Time of day...
Water plus
H
^ Select the setting you want to change, and confirm your
selection.
If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu within approx.
20 seconds, the menu display will revert to the Settings
menu.
Language !
The display can be set to appear in one of several different
languages.
To select the language you want, go to the Languages !
sub-menu.
The flag after the word Language acts as a guide to prevent
a language which will not be understood from being set.
A tick will appear beside the language to show that it has
been set.
^ If the language shown is not the one you want turn the
multi-function selector to highlight the one that you do want
and confirm your selection.
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Settings menu
Time of day
First select either a 24 hour or 12 hour clock. Then set the
current time of day.
To select a 24 hour or 12 hour clock
Settings
Back A
Time of day
24 h clock
12 h clock
^ Select the clock option you want and confirm your
selection.
The display will then change to the screen for setting the
time.
To set the time
12:00
Set the time
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the hour and
confirm your selection. Now set the minutes. Pressing the
multi-function selector again saves the time in memory.
The time can be changed at any time later on by:
1
Cottons
60°C
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings !...
3 Automatic
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
15:00
^ Highlighting the time in the Entry menu and confirming your
selection.
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Settings menu
Water plus
This setting is used to select the
water intake setting for the Water plus
extra option.
There are three different options:
Water +
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
The water level is increased in the wash
and rinse stages.
Additional rinse
An extra rinse is introduced.
Water + and add. rinse
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an
additional rinse is also introduced.
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled items more
gently. It should be activated for
garments with a single bar under the
care label and for articles which feel
too hard after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and the Minimum iron
programmes.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Suds cooling
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Suds cooling takes place when a
Cottons programme with a temperature
of 70°C or higher is selected.
Suds cooling should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The machine is delivered with Suds
cooling deactivated.
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Settings menu
Code
The code prevents your machine being used without your
knowledge.
When the code has been activated, you have to enter a code
after switching the washing machine on. Otherwise the
washing machine cannot be operated.
To activate the Code
Settings
Back A
Code
Activate
^ Select Activate and confirm your selection.
To enter the Code
The display will now request that a code is entered. The code
is 125 and cannot be altered.
0
_ _
Enter code
^ Turn the multi-function selector until the number 1 appears.
Then press it to confirm your selection of this number. Now
enter the second number.
Repeat the process until all three numbers have been
entered.
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Settings menu
After the last number has been entered, you must confirm the
code with OK.
1
2 5
Confirm code
OK
H
Back A
H
^ Confirm the code by pressing short cut button 1.
X
Code OK
Code active when machine is switched off
^ Switch off the washing machine.
To use the washing machine when the code is activated
When the machine is switched on again, the display will
request the code.
^ Enter code 125 as described above, and confirm the entry.
The washing machine is now unlocked and ready for use.
To deactivate the Code
Proceed as for activating the code.
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Settings menu
Temperature
You can chose for the temperature to
be displayed in °C/Celsius or
°F/Fahrenheit.
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:
Keypad tones
An audible tone sounds when the
Start button, a short cut button or the
multi-function selector is operated.
The machine is delivered with the
keypad tone switched off.
Display contrast
There are ten different display
contrast settings.
Off
The machine is delivered with the
display contrast on Setting 5.
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected as standard)
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
The buzzer is switched off but sounds
at maximum volume if there is a fault.
Normal
The buzzer sounds at the end of a
programme or when Rinse hold is
reached.
Loud
The buzzer sounds at maximum volume
at the end of a programme or when
Rinse hold is reached.
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Settings menu
Standby
To save energy, the display goes out
and the indicator light for the Start
button flashes slowly.
The display will always go out,
– if a programme is not selected within
10 minutes of the machine being
switched on.
Memory
If an extra option has been selected
for a programme, or the
recommended temperature or spin
speed has been altered, the machine
will store the changes in memory at
the start of a programme.
– 10 minutes after the end of a
programme.
These settings will appear in the
display the next time this programme is
selected via the Programme selection
menu.
Operating the multi-function selector or
one of the short cut buttons switches
the display back on again.
The memory function is not active when
favourite programmes are selected
using the short cut buttons.
You can also choose whether you want
the display to go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started or to remain
visible throughout the programme.
The machine is delivered with the
memory function deactivated.
On
The standby function is switched on.
When this option is selected, the
display will go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started.
Not in current prog.
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected as standard)
The standby function is switched off.
The display will remain visible during a
programme.
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To close the Settings menu
^ Select Back and confirm your
selection.
The display will revert to the entry
menu.
Settings menu
The following settings only appear if Communication
module XKM 2000 has been fitted to the washing machine.
Miele{home
This communication enabled washing machine can
transmit programme data through the power lines to the
Miele|home system. The washing machine must be
signed on to the Miele|home system.
Please read the separate operating instructions supplied
with the Miele|home system before you sign on the
washing machine.
Signing on
Settings
Back A
Mieleqhome
Sign on
^ Select Sign on and confirm your selection.
The signing on process will begin. If signing on is successful,
the following will appear after a while :
k
Sign on successful
When the washing machine is in operation, programme data
will be transmitted from it over the power lines.
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Settings menu
If signing on is unsuccessful:
^ Check that the Miele|home system is active.
^ Activate the signing on of a new appliance on the
Miele|home system.
^ Repeat the signing on process on the washing machine.
Signing off
You can sign off the washing machine if you no longer want
the programme data to be transmitted. Proceed as for
signing on.
Switching off time of day synchronisation
When the signing on process has been successful, the time
of day on the washing machine will be synchronised
automatically with the Miele|home system time of day. This
is useful for example when changing from summer time to
winter time as you only have to change the time on the
Miele|home system.
You can turn this feature off if you want the time on your
washing machine to be different from the time on the
Miele|home system.
To do this, select the Time of day sub-menu from the Settings
menu.
Settings
Time of day
Back A
24 h clock
12 h clock
Synchronise
^ Select Synchronise and confirm your selection.
^ This opens the Synchronise sub-menu.
^ Select Off and confirm your selection.
Synchronisation is deactivated.
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Settings menu
Remote access
This option will be made available in the future.
When available it will enable the washing machine to be
switched on remotely and monitored using another appliance
(e.g. a computer or mobile phone).
Your Miele Dealer will be able to tell you when it becomes
available.
It offers two options:
On
Remote access active. The washing machine can, if wished,
be operated from a remote source. (This option should only
be selected if your computer / mobile phone is confirgured
for this).
Off (the machine is delivered with this option selected as
standard)
Remote access not active.
The entry menu will look like this when remote access is activated:
60°C
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings F...
3 Automatic
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Remote access
15:00
Short cut button 1 is automatically set up for Remote access.
The programme previously allocated to button 1 remains
stored in memory for this button. It will reappear when the
remote access function is deactivated.
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Settings menu
You have two options:
Remote access
You can select and start a programme using a mobile phone
or computer.
^ Press short cut button 1.
^ Press the Start button.
No programme selected
Waiting for remote start ...
Cancel
+
Remote start
You have to select the programme on your washing machine
and then start it later on using your computer or mobile
phone.
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
Remote start: off
None
Duration
1:19 h
Detergent
Timer +
Save
Back A
+
+
+
+
^ Turn the multi-function selector to Remote start and press it
to confirm your selection.
^ Switch remote start on.
^ Start the programme.
Cottons
Extras:
60°C
1600 rpm
None
Waiting for remote start ...
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Detergent
Timer +
Save
Cancel
+
+
+
+
Optional accessories
Miele washing machines offer perfect
care for your laundry and feature a
wide range of special programmes
designed to suit the fabric being
washed. Miele have also developed a
range of specialist CareCollection
detergents and conditioning products
to offer you a complete package for
cleaning and caring for your laundry.
The Miele CareCollection detergents
and conditioning products are listed
below. You can order these and many
other useful products via the internet at:
CareCollection
Miele specialist detergents
"Outdoor wear"
This specialist detergent will clean your
water-repellent outerwear with care.
"Sportswear"
The Miele Sportswear detergent is
designed to clean sportswear whilst
taking care of the special microfibres
used in these garments. It will help to
neutralise and remove odours whilst
protecting the colour of the fabric and
preventing static build-up.
"Down Items"
All the products can also be ordered
via the Miele Customer Contact Centre
(see back cover for contact details).
This special-purpose detergent
contains a mild tenside and has been
specially formulated to keep down-filled
items supple and to give them bounce.
Miele proofing agent
This special finishing agent reproofs
garments against wind and water and
provides a dirt-repellent finish whilst
retaining elasticity and breathability.
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Optional accessories
"UltraWhite" detergent
Liquid detergent "For Delicates"
This multi-purpose powder detergent
has excellent stain removal properties
and is suitable for white and light
coloured laundry as well as heavily
soiled coloured items.
This liquid detergent is ideal for the
gentle treatment of delicate fabrics,
such as wool and silk. Its special
formulation cleans effectively at
temperatures as low as 20°C, while
protecting the colour of your delicate
garments.
"UltraColor" detergent for coloured
garments
This liquid detergent is particularly
suitable for cleaning coloured and dark
garments. The special formulation
offers effective stain removal, even at
low temperatures, while helping to
prevent colours fading.
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Fabric conditioner
The Miele fabric conditioner will give
your laundry a fresh, natural fragrance.
It makes garments soft to handle and
prevents static build-up during tumble
drying.
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