Miele Distinction 600 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
Distinction 600
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. 07 617 030
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!
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.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre 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
Description of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Choosing the correct additional option (Short, Soak, Pre-wash). . . . . . . . . . . . 12
When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Adding fabric conditioner or starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 36
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Contents
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Optional spare parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
CareCollection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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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 machinewashable on the wash care label, and
textiles composed of hand-washable
wool or wool blend fabrics as well as
satin, lace, silk and other handwashable 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).
~ This washing machine must only be
connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must
not be re-used.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the 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 pretreated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene,
in this machine, as this may result in
damage to component parts and create
toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a
fire and explosion hazard.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene,
to clean the outside surfaces of this
machine. They can cause damage to
plastic surfaces.
~ Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for use
in a domestic washing machine. Always
observe the manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
~ Only remove laundry from the
washing machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous
and could result in injury.
Accessories
~ Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele. If
other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
~ Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which can
cause damage such as corrosion. Do
not use these products in this machine.
~ If liquid detergent comes into
contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately and retain the
packaging or label for reference. Those
with skin problems or sensitive skin
should avoid their skin coming into
contact with liquid detergent.
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Description of the machine
Control panel
a 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, Pre-wash, or Soak option.
Use the lower button to select the
Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not
selected
c Indicator lights for spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin.
d Spin button
For selecting the final spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin.
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e Programme selector
For selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.
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.
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See
"Installation and connection". Also
check that the drain filter is securely
tightened. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
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.
For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Cottons 60°C.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most out of your
machine, load the maximum dry load
for the programme you are using.
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Automatic and Express
programmes for small loads.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed using the Cottons
programmes, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water, time and energy
used. This may mean that the time
left shown in the display is adjusted
during the course of the wash
programme.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme
instead of the Cottons 95°C
programme will give energy savings
of between 35% and 45%. This is
sufficient for most levels of soiling.
For stubborn or old stains, use the
Soak option.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
followed immediately by a main
wash, the same suds are used.
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– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
Choosing the correct additional
option (Short, Soak, Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short option for light to normal soiling
where there are no obvious marks.
– A wash programme without any
additional options for normal to
heavy soiling with visible staining.
– A wash programme together with the
Soak option for heavily soiled
laundry.
– The Pre-wash additional option for
laundry with large amounts of dirt
(e.g. dust, sand).
When drying with a tumble dryer
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
The headings numbered A, B, C, . . .
show the operating sequence and can
be used as brief instructions.
A Sort the laundry
,If you use a solvent-based clean-
ing agent (e.g. one containing benzene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure
that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons)
are protected, and that the cleaning
agent is rinsed off before washing the
garment in the machine.
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft colourfast cloth. Do not rub!
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's
instructions. With particularly stubborn
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being included in
a mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
inside out, if recommended by the
manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
small items from being rolled up
inside them.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label. (h symbol)
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How to wash correctly
B Switch on the washing machine
D Select a programme
C Load the drum
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
in the drum. Mixing both large and
small items gives better wash results
and also helps distribute the load
evenly during spinning.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. Do not overload as this causes
creases and reduces cleaning
efficiency.
Make sure that no garments are
caught between the drum door and
seal.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
How to wash correctly
E Select additional option(s)
F Select a spin speed
Each press of the top button selects the
additional options in the following order:
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, no selection.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
^ Select the option you want.
Not all the additional options are
suitable for every programme.
You can only select additional
options which are compatible with
the basic programme being used.
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How to wash correctly
G Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the
laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
. . . too much results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for the pre-wash (divide
the total recommended amount as
follows: add 1/3 to compartment i
and 2/3 to compartment j).
– Higher water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
j
Detergent for the main wash,
including Soak if selected
§
Fabric conditioners or liquid starch
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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How to wash correctly
H Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start button.
I Remove the laundry
Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely
dangerous and could result in injury.
When the programme has finished, the
Anti-crease/Finish indicator light will
come on.
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
Check 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.
^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
button and turn the programme
selector to Finish.
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these
remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
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Additional options
You can use the additional option
buttons to augment the basic wash
programmes.
Short
For light to nomal soiling with no
visible staining.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.
In the Dark garments and Denim
programmes, 2 rinses will be carried
out instead of 3.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt
e.g. dust, sand.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30
minutes and 2 hours can be
programmed in 30 minute
increments for the soak process.
– The default setting is 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak
period see "Programmable functions –
Soak duration".
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Water plus
If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of four settings for the Water plus
button. See "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
Additional options
Selectable additional options
Short
Pre-wash
Soak
Water plus
Cottons
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
Automatic
X
X
X
Dark garments
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Shirts
Denim
X
X
Express
Silks
X
Woollens
Drain/Spin
Separate rinse/Starch
With the Short, Pre-wash and Soak additional options you can only select one
at a time.
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Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
Cottons
1400
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Automatic
900
Dark garments
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Express
1400
Silks
400
Woollens
1200
Drain/Spin
1400
Separate rinse/Starch
1200
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart above.
Rinse and interim spin
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the
final spin speed will also reduce the
interim spin speed. If a spin speed of
less than 700 rpm is selected for a
Cottons programme, an additional rinse
is introduced.
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^ Select the Rinse hold setting. The
laundry will not be spun and will
remain suspended in the final rinse
water. This reduces creasing if the
laundry is not going to be removed
from the drum immediately after the
end of the programme.
– To start the final spin:
The Rinse hold indicator light above
the "Spin" button will be lit up. Use
the "Spin" button to select the spin
speed you want. The final spin will
then begin.
– To end the programme:
Press the Door button. The water will
drain away. Press the Door button
again to open the door.
To omit rinse and interim spin and
the final spin
^ Select the Without spin setting. The
laundry is not spun after the final
rinse. The water will drain away and
the machine will go straight into the
anti-crease stage. An additional rinse
is introduced if this setting is selected
with the Cottons, Minimum Iron and
Automatic programmes.
Programme chart
Cottons 9ö8E76*
Fabric
30°C to 95°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen,
towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc.
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and additional option Short
Minimum iron
4321 8E76*
30°C 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
"Programmable functions".
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Delicates 21ac*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed
fibres, rayon and easy care cottons.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machinewashable by the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed
or deselect the spin.
Automatic 72*
Fabric
40°C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Dark garments 72*
40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Item
Black and dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
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Programme chart
Shirts
Notes
40°C
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
Denim
Notes
40°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.
Express 72*
Fabric
Max. load 2.0 kg
40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which
can be washed in a Cottons programme.
Silks /c*
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.
Woollens /ac*
Fabric
Max. load 6.0 kg
Drain only: Select No spin.
Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
Separate rinse/Starch
Note
Max. load 2.0 kg
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend
fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature,
wash using the cold setting.
Drain/Spin
Notes
cold to 40°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
When using starch, laundry should be washed but not
treated with fabric conditioner.
* Please note that the "buckets" represent garment care label symbols. See
"Garment care label symbols".
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final spin
Cottons
d
a
d
2-41)
L
L
Minimum iron
d
a
(
2-32)
L
L
Delicates
e
b
e
3
–
L
Automatic
d
a
(
2-3
L
L
Dark garments
d
a
(
3
L
L
Shirts
(
a
(
2
–
L
Denim
(
a
(
3
–
L
Express
d
a
d
2
L
L
Silks
(
d
(
2
–
L
Woollens
(
c
(
2
L
L
Drain/Spin
–
–
–
–
–
L
Separate rinse/
Starch
–
–
(
1
–
L
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
2)
Normal wash rhythm
Gentle action
Woollens
Silks
See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.
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Programme sequence
This washing machine has fully
electronic controls with automatic load
recognition. It takes in the right amount
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry
and its absorbency rate. This means
that programme cycles and durations
can vary.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens
programme, the drum continues to turn
at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help
prevent creasing. The door can be
opened and laundry removed at any
time during the anti-crease phase.
1)
The programme sequence display
shows the stage the programme has
reached.
A second rinse is carried out when a
temperature of 60°C to 95°C has
been selected. A third rinse is
carried out when a temperature
below 60°C is selected.
A third/fourth rinse is carried out if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– No u has been selected
2)
A third rinse is carried out if:
No u has been selected
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Garment care label symbols
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicate the
level of agitation permitted.
9
No bar under the symbol:
= normal agitation
4
One bar under the symbol:
= reduced agitation
c
Two bars under the symbol:
= much reduced agitation
/
Hand wash (if no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
Drying
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature
q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
I
Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
approx. 200°C)
H
Medium hot iron (max sole
plate temp. approx. 150°C)
G
Cool iron (max sole plate
temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
steam iron garments carrying
this symbol.
J
Do not iron
Professional cleaning
f
p
Dry clean only. The letters
indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.
w
Professional Wet Clean only
D
Do not dry clean
Bleaching
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine
bleach
z
Do not bleach
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Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has been cancelled
when the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
light comes on (this can take up to 30
seconds).
If you want to select a different
programme:
^ Switch the machine off and then back
on again with the I-On/0-Off button.
^ Check that there is still detergent in
the detergent drawer. Add detergent,
if necessary.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Temperature
It is possible to select a different
temperature up to 6 minutes after the
programme has started.
Spin speed
It is possible to change the spin speed
at any time.
Additional options
It is possible to select or deselect the
Water plus additional option up to 6
minutes after the programme has
started.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Turn the programme selector to
Drain/Spin. Make sure the spin speed
is appropriate for the laundry.
^ Press the Start button.
The suds will be pumped away.
^ Press the Door button.
Interrupting a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine on with the I-On/
0-Off button.
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Skipping a programme stage
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at
starts flashing:
^ Turn the programme selector back to
the appropriate programme again
within 4 seconds.
Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the Door button in until the
drum door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The programme will continue
automatically.
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.
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Detergent
The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others and may not be
suitable for programmes with short durations.
Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed using a ball provided by the manufacturer
for programmes without a pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container
from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment
j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for
the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
See "Optional accessories" at the end of this booklet for details of Miele branded
care products, including detergents and fabric conditioners.
Universal
detergent
Detergent for
coloureds
Cottons
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
Delicates
Automatic
X
X
X
Silks
Woollens
Separate rinse/
Starch
1)
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X
X1)
Denim
Express
X
X1)
Dark garments
Shirts
Detergent for
delicates
X
X
Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and woollens
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Liquid starch, starch formulations, viscous liquid starch,
fabric conditioner
Only use liquid detergent
Detergent
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on
soiling.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in hard
water areas. Dispense according to the
amount specified on the packaging.
First add detergent and then the water
softener.
Miele branded water softening tablets
are available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the
following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softener
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
to handle and help prevent static cling
when tumble drying.
Starch stiffens and gives body to items
of laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and
bed linen.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
If starching frequently, the dispenser
compartment and especially the
siphon tube and fabric conditioner
channel will need regular cleaning to
remove any residual starch. See
"Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer". Do not add powder starch
formulations or viscous liquid starch
to the § compartment as it will clog
up. See below.
Adding fabric conditioner or starch
separately
^ Dispense in accordance with
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
^ Add powder or viscose starch to
compartment i.
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Separate rinse/Starch
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
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^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Colour run and dye removers /
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
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 allpurpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic
surfaces and other components
because of the chemicals they
contain.
^ 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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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
^ Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under
warm running water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon and siphon tube
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
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^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
^ Remove rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean it.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If it leaks,
tighten the connection.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the
machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in strict accordance with local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
Possible cause
The Anti-crease/Finish
There is no power to
indicator light is not on, the machine.
or the indicator light for
the Start button is not
flashing.
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Remedy
Check whether
– the mains plug is plugged
in and switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
– the drum door is closed
properly.
Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Problem
The Check drain light
flashes.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The Check inlet and
Check drain lights are
flashing.
Possible cause
Remedy A
The water outlet is
blocked.
Clean the fluff filter and the
drain pump as described in
"Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in
the event of a blocked drain
outlet and/or power failure".
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The maximum delivery head
is 1 m.
The water inlet is
blocked.
Open the stopcock.
The filter in the water
inlet hose is dirty.
Clean the filter.
The water protection
system has reacted.
Call the Service Department.
The Soak/Pre-wash or There is a fault.
Rinses indicator light is
flashing.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicators occur
again, contact the Service
Department.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy A
The Check drain light
flashes.
The drain outlet is Clean the drain filter and the drain
restricted.
pump as described in "Problem
solving guide - Opening the drum
door in the event of a blocked
drain outlet and/or power failure".
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The water inlet is
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened wide
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The filter in the
Clean the filter.
water inlet hose is
dirty.
The Excess detergent
check light comes on.
Excessive foam
has built up
during washing.
Use less detergent next time and
follow the manufacturer’s
instructions on dosage given on
the packaging.
The Main wash
indicator light is
flashing.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault indicator occurs again,
contact the Service Department.
The Anti-crease/Finish The position of the programme selector was altered
indicator light is
after the start of the programme. Turn the programme
flashing.
selector back to the programme previously chosen.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
The machine feet are not
level.
Level the machine (see
"Installation 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 filter in the
low.
water inlet.
– 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.
When laundry is dry it
feels hard to the touch.
– Clean the detergent
drawer.
– Add washing powder
and then add the
water softener.
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
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.
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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 does not open when you press the Door button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply and / or
is not switched on.
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and / or
switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in "Opening the
drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure".
The door was not
correctly engaged.
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and the drain pump as
described in the next section.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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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 (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
g Control panel
h Detergent dispenser drawer
i Drum door
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
e Transit bar covers
b Electricity supply cable
f Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
g Restraining clips for transit bars
when removed
d Drain hose
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it
protrudes to the rear of the washing
machine as well as by the handle
recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:
^ 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.
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 counternut 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
counternut 2 in a clockwise direction.
Then turn counternut 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.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from
your Dealer, the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
The Miele water protection
system
The Miele water protection system
protects the washing machine from
water damage.
The system consists of three main
components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
1) Inlet hose
The inlet hose can withstand
pressure of more than 7,000 kPa.
2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
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– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being
emptied completely.
Installation and connection
Connection to the water
supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations.
The German authorities do not require it
to have a non-return valve as the
washing machine has been designed
to comply with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between
100 kPa and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
pressure reducing valve.
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
the inlet point in the machine - must
not be removed.
Extension hose
– Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length
are available from your Miele dealer
or the Miele Spare Parts Department
as optional extras.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household
water softener is not recommended.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or
extension. These are tested to
withstand pressure of at least
7,000 kPa.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
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.
– 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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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.
Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
current national and local safety
regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply.
Please ensure the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
For extra safety it is advisable to 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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Consumption data
Load
Cottons
Minimum iron
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
Short
Normal
95°C
6.0 kg
1.99
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2 h 09 min
60°C1)
6.0 kg
1.02
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1 h 49 min
60°C
3.0 kg
0.75
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40°C1)
6.0 kg
0.65
55
59 min
2)
40°C
3.0 kg
0.40
39
59 min
40°C1)
3.0 kg
0.50
55
1 h 02 min
2 h 05 min
1 h 19 min
Delicates
30°C
2.0 kg
0.35
69
43 min
59 min
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.35 - 0.50
40 - 55
58 min
1 h 13 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 03 min
1 h 13 min
Shirts
40°C
2.0 kg
0.50
45
–
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
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53 min
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
–
33 min
Silks /
30°C
1.0 kg
0.25
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–
36 min
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
–
40 min
1)
EN 60456 test programme
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Short additional option must be
selected.
56 min
1 h 00 min
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
580 mm
Depth with door open
975 mm
Height for building under
820 mm
Width for building under
600 mm
Depth for building under
600 mm
Weight
93 kg
Capacity
6 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating (UK)
see data plate / plug
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure min.
100 kPa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure max.
1,000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
1.60 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
see data plate
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Programmable functions
for changing default settings
The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to suit
your individual requirements.
Programmable functions
Water plus system
This is used to select the water intake
setting for the Water plus additional
option.
There are four different options:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level
Setting 2:
The water level is increased in the wash
and rinse stages. (the machine is
delivered with this option selected)
Setting 3:
An extra rinse is introduced.
Setting 4:
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an
additional rinse is also introduced.
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
.
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:
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 (see
list on previous page).
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator
light will flash:
– x 1 = Setting 1
– x 2 = Setting 2
– x 3 = Setting 3
– x 4 = Setting 4
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The Water plus button has now been
allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled articles more
gently.
Gentle action can be used with the
Cottons, Express and Automatic
programmes.
If Gentle action is programmed into the
machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 40°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
= Gentle action
has not been
activated.
flashes
= Gentle action
has been
activated.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Gentle action 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
Top-up rinse for Cottons
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when a
temperature of 95°C is selected.
Top-up rinse should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
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-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 30°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
= Top-up rinse
has not been
activated.
flashes
= Top-up rinse
has been
activated.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Top-up rinse 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 is selected for
a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
When that particular programme is
chosen again, the washing machine will
display the additional option(s) and / or
spin speed which have been stored for
that programme in the memory.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to
Minimum iron 60°C:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
does not flash
= Memory function
has not been
activated.
flashes
= Memory function
has been
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.
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.
If the Soak option is pressed, the
selected soak time will be carried out
for the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
The machine is delivered with a two
hour soak time set as standard.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start button indicator
light comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to
Minimum iron 40°C:
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
(default setting)
– 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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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:
All the products can also be ordered
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"
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.
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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