Miele Premier 300 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
PREMIER 300
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 020 330
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.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection
centre or scrap merchant about
potential recycling schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. See the appropriate
advice in the "Warning and safety
instructions".
Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Delicates and Silks / programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important control panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
"Spin" button with indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Altering a programme once selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
To cancel or select a different programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding fabric conditioner separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . . 35
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 38
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Contents
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Top-up rinse for
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Warning and safety instructions
Read the operating instructions before using this machine for the first
time. They contain important information about the safety, use and
maintenance of the machine. This
way you will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are specified by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and textiles composed of hand-washable wool
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable
garments.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable for
damage resulting from improper use or
operation.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk or injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to play
with the controls. Supervise its use by
the elderly or infirm.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged machine.
Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
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the data plate (fusing, voltage and
frequency) match the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the machine and an effective earthing system
which complies with local and national
regulations. It is most important that this
basic safety requirement is 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 appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for which
the manufacturer cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The machine is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
This machine must only be
connected to the on-site water
supply using a new hose kit. Old hoses
must not be re-used. Check the hose
regularly for signs of wear and tear.
Change in good time to avoid the risk of
leaks and subsequent damage.
Do not install your washing
machine in rooms where
temperatures below freezing may
occur. Frozen hoses may burst under
pressure. The reliability of the electronic
control unit may be impaired at
temperatures below freezing point.
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.
Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit
fitting at the rear of the machine has
been removed (see section on
"Installation"). During spinning, a transit
fitting which is still in place may result in
damage to both the machine and
adjacent furniture or appliances.
If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the appliance guarantee.
Use
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk
assessment of the installation being
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Turn off the stopcock if the
machine is to be left for any length
of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
vicinity.
Flooding danger.
If hooking the drain hose into a
wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the
sink from overflowing.
Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it.
Otherwise this will result in flooding.
Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
paper clips) do not find their way into
the machine with the laundry. These
may damage components of the
machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
which in turn can result in damage to
the laundry.
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Warning and safety instructions
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive
descaling agents and strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging. If in
doubt, contact the Miele Customer Service Dept. or your Miele Dealer.
Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent based
cleaning agents must be thoroughly
rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts
and create toxic fumes. Such
detergents also pose a fire and
explosion hazard.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine.
Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion.
Do not use these products in this
machine.
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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.
Always make sure the drum is
stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine,
switch it off at the wall socket and
unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut
off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. This
should be done by a competent
person.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Description of the appliance
Special programmes
Delicates and Silks / programmes
– Programme for hand-washable
fabrics (Silks /)
In these programmes the laundry is
washed and spun very gently to reduce
creasing and the amount of ironing
required, thus providing "Easy care" for
your laundry.
Hand-washable fabrics which crease
easily but do not contain wool can be
washed in the Silks / programme
(30°C temperature only).
– Programme for hand-washable
fabrics (Woollens /)
Hand-washable or
machine-washable wool or wool
blend fabrics can be washed in the
Woollens / programme. If the
garment care label does not specify
a temperature, wash using the cold
setting.
Water plus system
The water level for washing and rinsing
is increased. For Cottons programmes
an additional rinse can also be
selected.
– Programme for small loads
(Quick wash)
This is a Cottons programme for very
lightly soiled fabrics.
– Programme for mixed fabrics
(Mixed wash)
Suitable for small loads of garments
made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be
washed together. Sort according to
colour.
– Rinse programme (Separate rinse)
Articles are only rinsed and spun in
the machine.
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Description of the appliance
Future updates (PC)
The indicator or check light marked PC
allows a service engineer to update
your machine in future years.
When, for example, new programmes
are developed or new fabrics are
introduced, a service engineer will be
able to modify existing programme
cycles accordingly.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
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Description of the appliance
Control panel
a Start button
starts the wash programme
b Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to
the basic programme.
Use the top button to select either
the Short, the Pre-wash or the Soak
option. Use the lower button to select
the Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not
selected
f Programme sequence indicator
lights
show which section of the wash
programme has been reached.
g Check lights
h I-On/0-Off button
for switching the machine on or off or
interrupting a programme
i Door button
opens the machine door
c Indicator lights
for spin speeds, Rinse hold or
Without spin
d Spin button
for selecting the final spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin
e Programme selector
for selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.
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Description of the appliance
Important control panel
features
Programme selector
The programme selector is used to set
the basic wash programme and the
temperature for that programme.
Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to the
basic programme.
Use the top button to select either the
Short, the Pre-wash or the Soak option.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
The indicator light will come on to show
that the additional option has been
selected.
If an additional option is chosen, which
is incompatible with the basic
programme, it cannot be selected.
"Spin" button with indicator lights
The maximum spin speed which can be
selected depends on the basic
programme chosen.
Basic programme
Maximum
spin
speed
1200 Cottons, Quick wash, Drain/spin,
Starch
1200 Woollens, Separate rinse
900 Minimum iron, Mixed wash
600 Delicates
400 Silks
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Select the spin speed.
Press the "Spin" button to select a
different spin speed. However, you
cannot select a spin speed higher than
the maximum allowed for the basic
wash programme chosen.
The indicator lights show the speed
selected.
You can also omit the final spin
^ Press the "Spin" button to reach:
– Rinse hold
The laundry is not spun and remains
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 continue the programme select a
spin speed. When the programme is
finished the Anti-crease/Finish light
will come on. Turn the programme
selector to the Finish position and
press the door button to open the
door and remove the laundry.
– Without spin
The laundry is not spun after the final
rinse. After the water has been
drained away the machine goes
straight into the anti-crease stage.
Spinning between the rinses is also
omitted in this setting (rinse and
interim spin).
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See the
relevant section under "Installation".
Also check that the fluff filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Turn on the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Cottons 40°C.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly to
select Without spin.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load. Load to the maximum
recommended for the programme
selected.
– To save energy wash normally and
lightly soiled laundry at lower
temperatures. The 95°C Cottons
programme is probably only needed
in exceptional circumstances, e.g.
for oil based stains or where a very
hot wash is required.
– Use the Mixed wash or the Quick
wash programme for smaller
amounts of laundry.
– A main wash (programme without
pre-wash) is sufficient for cleaning
normally soiled laundry.
– By using the additional option Soak
for heavily soiled laundry you can
select a lower temperature in the
main wash.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash with heavily
soiled laundry.
If Soak is followed immediately by a
main wash the same suds are used.
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– Use the Short wash option for
normally or very lightly soiled
laundry.
– Do not exceed the amount of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amounts of detergent
with smaller loads, (e.g. with a half
load, approx. one third less
detergent).
– Select the highest suitable spin
speed in the wash programme when
tumble drying afterwards.
– Load recognition and automatic
rinsing can cause the duration of a
programme to vary greatly. The main
wash may be shortened and a rinse
cycle omitted depending on the
amount of laundry.
How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
Please note:
To help familiarise yourself with how to
use your washing machine please read
the sections "Before washing",
"Selecting a programme" and "At the
end of a programme" in detail.
See the "Programme chart" in the next
section for information on which
programmes to use for different fabric
types.
A Sort the laundry into colours and
fabric types
Selecting a programme:
B Switch on the washing machine
C Open the drum door
D Load the drum
E Close the drum door
F Select a programme
G Select a spin speed
H Select any additional option required
I Add detergent
J Press the Start button
At the end of a programme:
K Open the drum door
L Remove the laundry
M Switch off the washing machine
N Turn the programme selector to the
Finish position
O Close the drum door
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How to wash correctly
Programme chart
Cottons 9ö876
Fabric
Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen,
towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Additional options
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
Notes
– Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled
and incontinent laundry.
– For heavily soiled laundry and/or soiling which has been
left unwashed for some time, select the Soak additional
option.
– For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand)
use the Pre-wash additional option.
– For lightly soiled laundry select the Short additional
option.
– For dark coloured fabrics use a detergent for coloured
fabrics, or liquid detergent.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, tablet detergent and liquid tab detergent. See
also "Detergent" section.
Max. load
5 kg
Note for test institutes:
Programme setting for testing according to EN 60456 standard: Cottons 60°C
Minimum iron 4321 876
Fabric
For garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and for
easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Additional options
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
Notes
– For heavily soiled laundry and/or soiling which has been
left unwashed for some time, select the Soak additional
option.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, detergent for delicates. See also "Detergent"
section.
Max. load
2.5 kg
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How to wash correctly
Delicates 21
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres
and for easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as
machine-washable by the manufacturer.
Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains made from delicate fabrics, reduce the spin
speed or select Without spin.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates. See also "Detergent" section.
Max. load
1 kg
Silks /c
Fabric
Hand-washable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace
and silk.
Additional options Water plus
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates. See also "Detergent" section.
Max. load
1 kg
Woollens /ac + cold
Fabric
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend
fabrics. Please note that hand-washable garments will not
shrink, stretch, matt or felt beyond the accepted tolerance of
the item. If the care label does not specify a temperature
wash using the cold setting.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for machine washable woollens. See also
"Detergent" section.
Max. load
2 kg
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How to wash correctly
Quick wash 7
Fabric
Additional option
Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the
Cottons programme.
Water plus
Notes
– Add less detergent (half load).
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
See "Programmable functions". Note that this programme
is not suitable for delicate items.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent.
max. load
2.5 kg
Mixed wash 72
Fabric
Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be washed together. Sort
according to colour.
Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
Notes
If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See
"Programmable functions".
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent.
max. load
3 kg
Starch
Fabric
Notes
max. load
Separate rinse
Fabric
max. load
Drain/Final spin
Notes
max. load
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Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
– The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
conditioner. Use liquid starch.
5 kg
Articles which have been washed by hand and only need to
be rinsed and spun in the machine. Do not use for woollens.
5 kg
– To drain only: select Without spin.
– Do not use for woollens.
5 kg
How to wash correctly
Important - other care symbols
/
Hand wash (If no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
apf Dry clean
D
Do not dry clean
y
Suitable for chlorine
bleaching
z
Do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
q
At normal temperature
r
At low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
Hot iron
H
Medium hot iron
G
Cool iron
J
Do not iron
N.B. If you have any textiles with the
older wash care labels, select a
programme according to the label
below:
[:\]
Cottons
?;\
Minimum iron
={
Delicates
#
Woollens
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How to wash correctly
Before washing
A Sort the laundry
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label symbol. 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 washed
together with other garments. Always
wash whites and coloureds separately.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, e.g. collars and
cuffs, and water soluble stains can
be pre-treated with bar soap, liquid
detergent or detergent mixed into a
solution or paste.
With particularly stubborn stains ask
your dry cleaner for advice.
Delicate textiles should be washed
separately in a delicates programme
(use a washing bag where
appropriate).
– Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
Turn inside out, if recommended by
the manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers to prevent
smaller items rolling up inside them.
,Do not wash any items in this
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on
the care label. (h symbol)
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How to wash correctly
Selecting a programme
F Select a programme
B Switch on the washing machine
^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button.
C Open the drum door
^ Press the Door button and open the
drum door.
D Load the drum
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
in the drum. To achieve best results it
is advisable to make up mixed loads
consisting of both large and small
items. This improves the washing
effect and helps distribute the load
evenly to keep the machine stable
and reduce the noise level during
spinning.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
G Select a spin speed
To save energy and water try to load
the maximum amount for the
programme selected.
However, be careful not to overload the
machine. Overloading reduces the
wash result and causes more creasing.
E Close the drum door with a gentle
swing.
Make sure that no garments are caught
between the drum door and seal.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be
selected.
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How to wash correctly
Additional options
H Select additional option(s) if
required.
Additional options can be selected as
long as they are compatible with the
basic programme being used.
Each press of the top button selects the
additional option in the following order:
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, no selection.
Use the lower button to select or
deselect the Water plus option
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled laundry and items
with dried on stains.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30
minutes and 2 hours can be
programmed in 30 minute
increments for the soak process.
– The machine is set ex-works with a
soak period of 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak period
see "Programmable functions - Soak".
Water plus
^ Press the appropriate additional
option button. Press the top button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the additional option you want comes
on.
Short
For lightly soiled items.
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If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of the four options for the Water plus
button. The options are explained in the
section on "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
How to wash correctly
I Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little results in the following:
– Laundry will not be properly clean
and will in time become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
. . . too much results in the following:
– Excessive foam 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.
Liquid detergent
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.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for Pre-wash
(if selecting Pre-wash, add 1/4
of the total amount recommended). This compartment is
also used for starch formulations when starching separately.
j = Detergent for the main wash
including Soak
§
= Fabric conditioner or liquid
starch.
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See section on "Detergent" for further
information on detergent and the
amount to dispense.
J Press the Start button.
This starts the programme.
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How to wash correctly
At the end of a programme
When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
light comes on the laundry can be
removed from the drum. (This light
stays on at the end of the programme
and remains on until the selector is
turned back to the Finish position).
K Open the drum door
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.
M Switch off the washing machine.
^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
button and turn the programme
selector to Finish. The
Anti-crease/Finish light will then go
out.
N Close the drum door
Otherwise there is the danger of
objects being placed inadvertently in
the drum. If these remained unnoticed
and were washed in the next load, they
could damage the laundry.
^ Press the Door button.
L Remove the laundry.
,Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely
dangerous and could result in injury.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
may be lodged there.
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How to wash correctly
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
The door cannot be opened, if:
Laundry can be added or removed
after the programme has started when
using the following programmes:
– the water is above a certain level.
– Cottons
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Starch
^ Press the Door button in and hold it
until the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The programme will continue
automatically.
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How to wash correctly
Interrupting a programme
Skipping a programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again with the I-On/0-Off button.
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at
starts flashing:
Altering a programme once
selected
^ Turn the programme selector back
again to the appropriate programme
within 4 seconds.
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has
started:
– at any time after the start, the spin
speed can be changed within the
limits for the programme.
– up to 6 minutes after the start, the
Water plus additional option can be
selected or de-selected and a
different temperature can be
selected for the programme in use.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
If the programme selector is moved, the
indicator light Anti-crease/Finish will
start flashing. However, the programme
sequence remains unaffected. The
indicator light will go out again when
the programme selector is moved back
to the programme previously chosen.
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To cancel or select a different
programme
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has now been
cancelled.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
with the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Select a different programme.
^ Press the Start button.
How to wash correctly
Programme sequence
This washing machine has fully
electronic controls with automatic load
recognition. This machine 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 shown in the display can
vary.
The programme sequences outlined
below are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The programme sequence indicator
lights show the stage the programme
has reached.
Cottons
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2 or 31)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Minimum iron
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2 or 31)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Delicates
Main wash
Water level: high
Wash rhythm: Gentle action
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 3
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin: no
Final spin: yes
Silks /
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Silks
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin: no
Final spin: yes
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How to wash correctly
Woollens /
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Woollens
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Quick wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Mixed wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
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Starch
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Final spin: yes
Separate rinse
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Final spin: yes
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens
programme, the anti-crease action
switches on for a maximum of 30
minutes. The door can be opened and
laundry removed at any time during the
anti-crease phase.
1)
A third rinse takes place
automatically if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed of lower than 700 rpm
has been selected.
– Without spin has been selected
2)
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Omitting rinse and interim spin:
Select Without spin on the spin speed
display.
Detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are
suitable, including liquid, compact
(concentrated), tablets, liquid tablets
and special application detergents.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these
are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads but note that it
may be impractical to reduce tablets by
proportion to suit smaller loads!
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments
should be washed using a detergent
specifically designed for washing
woollens.
Silk should be washed using a liquid
detergent specifically designed for
washing woollens. Do not use
biological detergents on silk as the
enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
^ Add detergent to the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for pre-wash
(if selecting a pre-wash add 1/4
of the total amount recommended). This compartment is
also used for starch formulations when starching separately.
j = Detergent for the main wash
including Soak.
§
= Fabric conditioner or liquid
starch.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the water
hardness level in your area.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in
extremely hard water areas. Dispense
according to the amount specified on
the packaging. First add detergent and
then the water softener.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the
following order:
1. Detergent
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry.
2. Water softener
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
and fluffy 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.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
The conditioner or liquid starch is
automatically dispensed in the last
rinse. At the end of the programme a
small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
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If starching frequently, the dispenser
compartment and especially the
siphon tube and conditioner channel
will need regular cleaning to remove
any residual starch. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer".
Do not add starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch to the §
compartment as it will clog it up. See
"Adding starch separately".
Adding fabric conditioner separately
^ Add fabric conditioner to
compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately
Use the separate Starch programme
when using starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch.
^ Prepare and measure the starch in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
^ Add starch to compartment i.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Colour run and dye
removers/dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the appliance from
the mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
prior to cleaning the machine.
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp
cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent.
Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and also lead to
unpleasant smells. If you have no
reason to wash occasionally at this high
temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C
programme with detergent but no
laundry at regular intervals.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaning agents. These
might damage plastic surfaces and
other components because of the
chemicals they contain.
The washing machine must not be
hosed down.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part number 98013530, which is
suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals. It
can be washed 300 times.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ Clean the siphon.
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
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1. Remove the siphon from
compartment §. Wash under
running warm water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
Over time, detergent residue can build
up in the water jets in the top of the
detergent drawer housing.
^ Before replacing the detergent
drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
to clean them out.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter
and pump
Check the fluff filter initially after 3-4
washes to ascertain how often it is likely
to require cleaning.
With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of
water run out.
If the drain outlet is 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!
There is a filter flap opener located
behind the detergent drawer fascia
panel (see illustration).
^ Use it to open the access flap.
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the fluff
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the opener.
^ Unscrew the fluff filter lid until water
runs out.
To stop the flow of water:
^ Tighten the fluff filter back up again.
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Cleaning and care
Once the flow of water ceases:
^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter
housing. Remove any deposits of
limescale and detergent or foreign
objects from the thread of the filter
housing and filter unit (as these
objects can cause a leakage of water). Deposits of limescale are often a
sign of underdosage of powder.
^ Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure.
,Make sure the fluff filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
^ Remove the fluff filter completely.
After cleaning
^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
^ Pour approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser compartment
j to reactivate the ball valve.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc) and fluff. Turn the
impeller by hand to check that it is
free to rotate. Any foreign object
causing an obstruction should be
removed.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Use water pump pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If it leaks,
tighten the connection.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the
appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety
regulations. Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
The chart is divided into the following sections to help you:
– The programme does not start.
– The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on.
– A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
– General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result.
– The drum door does not open when you press the Door button.
The programme does not start.
Fault indicator
Possible cause
The Anti-crease/Finish There is no power.
indicator light is not on,
or the Start indicator
light is not flashing.
The programme does
not start when
Drain/Final spin has
been selected.
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Remedy
Check that
– the mains plug is
plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit
breaker has not
tripped.
The washing machine has Prepare the machine as
described in "Before
not been prepared for
using for the first time.
using for the first time".
Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Fault indicator
The Check drain light
flashes.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
Possible cause
The water outlet is
blocked.
Clean the fluff (drain)
filter and drain pump.
The drain hose has been
fixed too high.
The maximum drain
height is 1 m.
The water inlet is blocked. Open the stopcock.
The filter in the water inlet Clean the filter.
hose is dirty.
The Check inlet and
The water protection
Check drain lights flash. system has reacted.
The Soak/Pre-wash or
Rinses indicator light
flashes in the
programme sequence.
Remedy A
There is a fault.
Call the Service
Department.
Start the programme
again.
If the fault indicators
occur again, contact the
Service Department.
A To switch off the fault indicator: Switch off the machine with the I-On/0-Off button
and turn the programme selector to Finish
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
Fault indicator
Possible cause
Remedy A
The Check drain light
flashes.
The drain outlet is
restricted.
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The water inlet is
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
wide enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The filter in the inlet
hose is dirty.
Clean the filter.
Excessive foam has
built up during
washing.
Use less detergent next
time and follow the
recommendation on the
packaging.
The Excess detergent
check light comes on.
The Main wash indicator There is a fault.
light flashes in the
programme sequence
display.
The Anti-crease/Finish
indicator light flashes in
the programme
sequence display.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicator occurs
again, contact the Service
Dept.
The position of the programme selector was altered
after the start of the programme. Turn the
programme selector back to the programme
previously chosen.
A To switch off the fault indicator: Switch off the machine with the I-On/0-Off button
and turn the programme selector to Finish
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Problem solving guide
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
The four feet are not
resting evenly on the
floor.
The laundry has not
been spun
satisfactorily.
The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed
was too low.
next time.
The pump makes
strange noises.
These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of
a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large residues of
detergent remain in
the dispenser drawer.
The water supply
pressure is too low.
– Clean the filter in the water inlet system.
– It may be useful to press
the Water plus button.
Washing powder used
with water softener
tends to become sticky.
Pour washing powder into
the dispenser before adding
any water softener.
The siphon is either
Fabric conditioner is
not completely
incorrectly positioned or
dispensed or too
clogged.
much water remains in
the § compartment.
Level the machine. See
advice on installation.
Clean the siphon, see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
drawer".
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergent
does not give the
required result.
Liquid detergents do not
contain bleaching
agents. They do not
remove fruit, coffee and
tea stains.
– Use a general purpose
washing machine powder
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.
Grey, greasy
particles cling to
washed laundry.
Insufficient amounts of
detergent were used to
break down the particles
of grease in heavily
soiled laundry.
– Add more detergent.
– Before washing the next
load run a Cottons 95°C
programme with powder
detergent but without a
load. (See also "Extra
cleaning" in Cleaning and
Care).
There are white
residues which
look like powder
detergent on dark
coloured laundry.
The detergent contained – Try and brush off the
residues with a soft brush
compounds (zeolites) to
once the laundry is dry.
aid water softening which
are not soluble in water.
– Use a liquid detergent to
These have ended up on
wash dark coloured textiles.
the laundry.
Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button.
Problem
Remedy
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply.
Put the plug in the socket and switch on.
The washing machine is
not switched on.
Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the section
"Opening the door in the event of a power failure".
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and the drain pump.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer facia panel.
^ Drain the water as described in the
"Cleaning the fluff filter and pump"
section of "Cleaning and care".
,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 lever.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards (see illustration). The
drum door will open.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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Problem solving guide
Customer contact
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself please contact
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
– Your Miele dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service
Department (see back cover for the
address).
When contacting the Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance,
both of which are shown on the data
plate visible at the top inside of the
door above the porthole glass when the
door is open.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
g Fascia panel with controls
h Detergent dispenser drawer
i Drum door
j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and
emergency release
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid edge for holding when
moving the machine
b Electricity supply cable
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
d Drain hose
e Transit bar covers
f Restraining clip for:
– Inlet hose
– Drain hose
– Electricity supply cable
– Transit bars when removed
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it
protrudes to the rear of the washing
machine as well as by the handle
recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:
Please note:
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
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.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit fittings
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spin using
retaining clips (available from the
Miele Spare Parts Dept).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them in a safe place for future
use. They must be re-fitted if the
machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise
direction. Then turn counter nut 2
together with foot 1 to unscrew.
Incorrect installation may increase
electricity and water consumption and
may cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
^ 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.
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Installation and connection
Building under a continuous
worktop/in a kitchen run
– A special building under conversion
kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced by
a cover plate. To ensure electrical
safety the cover plate must be fitted.
Washer and Dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A stacking
kit* is necessary and can be purchased
from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
Please note
N.B.
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.
– For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from the
Miele Spare Parts or Sales Department.
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 Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
The Miele water protection
system
The Miele water protection system
protects the washing machine from
water damage.
The system consists of three main
components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
– 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.
1) Inlet hose
The inlet hose can withstand pressure
of more than 7,000 kPa.
2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the appliance. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the water supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The German authorities do not require it
to have a non-return valve as the
washing machine has been designed
to comply with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between
100 kPa and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
reducer 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
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household water softener is not recommended.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or
extension. These are tested to
withstand pressure of at least
7,000 kPa.
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In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
the inlet point in the machine must
not be removed.
Extension hose
– Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length
are available from your Miele dealer
or the Miele Spare Parts Department
as optional extras.
Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
Drain hose connection:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*.
Please note the following
The drain hose must not be kinked as
this restricts drainage. The swivel elbow
at the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required, with a sharp twist and pull.
If required, the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 m. The
necessary parts can be purchased
from the Miele Spare Parts Department
or your Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance.
Otherwise there is a risk of water
overflowing or of some of the drained
water being sucked back into the
machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic drain
pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
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Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
only by a suitably qualified and
competent person, in strict accordance
with national and local safety
regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug for connection
to a 230-240V mains supply. The
voltage, rated load and fuse rating
are given on the data plate. Please
ensure these match the household
mains supply.
Connection should be made via a fused
plug and suitable switched socket
which is easily accessible after
installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
Where it is necessary to change plugs,
if the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance do not
correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals of your plug,
proceed as follows:
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The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter E or by the earth symbol
z or coloured green, or green and
yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter N
or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter L or
coloured red.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance while installation work is
being carried out.
Installation and connection
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine is fitted with a
non-rewireable plug, the following
information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with the product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted. The fuse carrier and fuse should
be removed from the old plug and
disposed of.
The old plug should then be disposed
of and on no account be inserted into
any socket elsewhere in the house
(electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier or Service
agent.
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Consumption data
Programme
(without any additional
options or
programmable
functions)
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
normal
Short
Cottons
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
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1 h 47 min 1 h 32 min
60°C1)
5.0 kg
0.95
45
1 h 56 min 1 h 26 min
40°C
5.0 kg
0.50
45
1 h 56 min 1 h 26 min
2.5 kg
0.45
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1 h 16 min 1 h 01 min
1.0 kg
0.35
65
59 min
49 min
1.0 kg
0.24
39
37 min
–
2.0 kg
0.23
35
40 min
–
Minimum iron
40°C
Delicates
30°C
Silks /
30°C
Woollens /
30°C
1)
EN 60456 test programme
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options
selected.
N.B.
Consumption data obtained from a machine tested in Germany.
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Technical data
Height
85.0 cm
Width
59.5 cm
Depth
58.0 cm
Depth with door open
94.5 cm
Weight
93 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Rated load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure min.
100 Pa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure max.
1.000 Pa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Connection cable length
1.60 m
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Drain pump length max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
Radio/TV suppression, VDE
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Programmable functions
for changing
standard settings
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements.
The programmable functions are
activated with the help of the Start
button and the programme selector.
Water plus system
Selecting the Water plus additional
option increases the water intake in
the programmes listed below.
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and in the Cottons programme an extra rinse
cycle is introduced.
There are four different settings which
can be programmed to alter the water
intake for the following programmes:
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
The settings are as follows:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level for
the programmes listed (except for
Silks).
Setting 2:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed (the washing
machine is delivered with setting 2
programmed as standard).
Setting 3:
an extra rinse cycle in the Cottons
programme only.
Setting 4:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed and also an extra
rinse cycle in the Cottons programme.
This setting should be programmed in if
laundry is too hard after drying and if
someone in the household suffers from
a detergent allergy.
– Mixed wash
– Silks
The programmed setting is then
activated by pressing the Water plus
additional option button.
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Steps A to G on the following page
describe how to programme and store
a setting in memory.
Programmable functions
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store a setting in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 75°C position:
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light will briefly flash twice in
2 second intervals, to show that
factory Setting 2 is stored in memory.
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator
light will flash:
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
– x 1 = Setting 1
higher rinse water level selected
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
– x 2 = Setting 2
higher water level in the main wash
and rinses (factory setting)
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
– x 3 = Setting 3
extra rinse in the Cottons programme
– x 4 = Setting 4
higher water level in the main wash
and rinses and an extra rinse in the
Cottons programme
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The Water plus button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action. Slightly soiled items are
washed 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 used with the
Cottons, Quick wash, Starch and Mixed
wash programmes.
If "Gentle action" is programmed into
the machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
The washing machine is delivered with
"Gentle action" de-activated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 60°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
flashes
= Gentle action
has not been
activated.
= Gentle action
has been activated.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Gentle action option.
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
Programmable functions
Top-up rinse for Cottons
When this is activated, additional water flows into the drum at the end of
the main wash and the suds are
cooled down. Hot suds can damage
plastic drainage pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when
temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are
selected.
Top-up rinse should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Top-up rinse for Cottons
deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 40°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has not
been activated.
flashes
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has been
activated.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Top-up rinse for
Cottons option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Memory function
If an additional option(s) is selected
for a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
When that particular programme is
chosen again, the display will show the
additional option(s) and / or spin speed
which have been stored for that
programme in the memory.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 30°C position:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
does not flash
= the Memory function has not been
activated.
flashes
= the Memory
function is
activated.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Memory function
option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Soak
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be programmed in 30
minute increments for the soak
process.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
If the soak button is pressed the
selected soak time will be carried out
for the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
The machine is set as standard to a two
hour soak time.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Minimum iron 60°C position:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light will briefly flash once
every 2 seconds, to show that a soak
time of 2 hours is stored in memory.
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
– flashes x 1 = the soak time is
2 hours
– flashes x 2 = the soak time is
1 hour 30 minutes
– flashes x 3 = the soak time is
1 hour
– flashes x 4 = the soak time is
30 minutes
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The Soak button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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