Miele W 3922 WPS Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for washing machine
W 919 WPS
It is essential to read these operating instructions before installing or
using the machine, to avoid the risk
of accident, or damage to
the machine.
M.-Nr. 04 613 480
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Preparation for use
Help to protect our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Brief guide to correct washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Changing the programme sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adding or removing washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fabric conditioners/starch formulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Delay start/Time left indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Programmable functions
Programmable functions - Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Programmable functions - To programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Programmable functions - Check/Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Guide to the machine
Guide to the machine
1 Electric supply cable
5 Facia panel with controls
2 Inlet hose with "Waterproof System"
6 Drum door
3 Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
7 Panel for access to fluff filter, drain
pump and emergency door release
4 Detergent dispenser drawer
8 Four height adjustable feet
Guide to the machine
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment i - Pre-wash
Compartment j - Main wash
Compartment p (with lid) -Conditioner
"Delay start" button
Time display "h min"
"Door pushbutton
opens the drum door
"I - ON / O - OFF" button
switches the machine on or off
or interrupts a programme
Pushbuttons for additional
Spin speed selector
Programme selector
Programme sequence
indicator and control lights
Warning and Safety Instructions
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
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.
The electrical safety of this machine can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the machine and an effective earthing
system which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
regularly tested by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system.
Correct usage
For safety reasons do not operate
this appliance on an extension
cable. Danger of overheating.
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are declared by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable
for damage resulting from improper
use or operation.
This appliance should not be operated by children. 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.
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
responsibility. Repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele approved engineer.
The machine is only completely isolated from the electricity supply
– 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.
Before connecting the machine, ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) matches the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
Warning and Safety Instructions
The Miele “Waterproof system” protects from water damage provided
the following conditions have been met:
– the machine is correctly plumbed in
and connected to the electricity supply.
– if a fault has been identified, the machine must be examined by a competent person before further use and
repaired if necessary.
Faulty components must only be
exchanged for Miele original spare
parts. Only when these parts are fitted
can the safety standards of the machine be guaranteed.
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 system may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
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.
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.
Turn off the stopcock if the machine will 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, needles, coins,
paper clips, etc.) do not find their way
into the machine with the washing (e.g.
in pockets). Foreign objects can damage components of the machine, which
in turn can result in damage to the
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. Consult the Miele Customer Service Department.
Textiles which have been pretreated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
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.
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to
remove washing. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by
Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability
claims may be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a washing machine. Always observe the manufacturer’s instructions
Dye removers may contain sulphur
compounds which cause damage
such as corrosion to the machines. Do
not use dye removers in this machine.
For machines with a ’porthole’
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures. Do not let children
touch it during a hot wash programme.
Help to protect our environment
Help to protect our environment
Disposal of the packing
The transport and protective packing is
mostly manufactured from the following
recycled or re-useable materials:
– corrugated paper/card
– polystyrene - CFC-free
– untreated surplus wood
– chipboard, contains no phenolic
– polyethylene foil (PE)
– packaging straps: polyropylene (PP)
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please take them to the
nearest local authority collection point
for specific waste.
Disposal of your old machine
Old machines may contain material
which can be reclaimed or recycled.
Please contact your dealer, your local
waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling
Ensure that the machine presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
Warning and Safety instructions.
Washing environmentally and economically
Washing environmentally and economically
Caring for the environment means savEconomy tips
ing water, energy and detergent when
To help you wash most economically,
washing but without compromising on
remember the following tips:
The key to a good wash result is finding
the best combination of amount of
detergent, temperature, length of programme and the machine’s technology.
If necessary, some programmes take
longer to achieve this effect. With the
"Hydromatic" system, the drum can revolve at different speeds. Longer and
slower action together with pauses for
steeping, work towards a good result.
The automatic load control facility ensures the correct water level for the
type of fabric and laundry load being
washed. Sometimes it even appears
that there is no water in the drum.
Normally, main wash is sufficient for a
clean result, so a pre-wash is not automatically included in the programmes.
If it is wanted, a simple press on the
pre-wash selector includes it.
– The automatic load control facility
allows you to wash individual loads
of between 1 and 5 kg. Ideally wash
with the maximum load specified for
each programme. This uses the energy to the best advantage.
– Only use the correct amount of detergent required for the water hardness
level in your area, according to the
detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.
– If washing is not heavily stained, select a lower temperature setting than
indicated on the wash care label but
do not additionally select "Short".
– Use the "Short wash" option for washing that is only very lightly soiled, but
do not additionally reduce the temperature.
– Using the additional "Soak" option
allows you to reduce the temperature used in the main wash.
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
Flush out any residual test
water still in the machine as
Do not load the machine.
Add a little detergent to compartment j.
Switch on the machine.
Water hardness reminder
The amount of detergent will depend
on various factors including the
water hardness level in your area.
The dial located in the detergent dispenser box can be turned to the relevant setting as a water hardness reminder, (using 1 = soft, 4 = very
Press the “Short wash” selector.
Select the “COTTONS 60°C” programme.
This operation will flush out any
Use the spatula supplied with the
machine. It is located at the rear of
the dispenser drawer.
If you do not know how hard the water
is in your catchment area, please contact your local water authority.
Brief guide to correct washing
Brief guide to correct washing
The headings numbered (1,2,3,...)
offer a brief step by step guide to the
operating sequence.
Before washing
Prepare the wash load
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately several times before being included in a
mixed load.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme.
Only wash textiles made from wool or
wool mixtures if the textile care label
states that they are suitable for machine washing.
Pre-treating the washing
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.
Do not use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine.
Open the door
Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips etc) can cause damage
to textiles and components in the
Sort the washing
Most textiles have a care label in the
collar or side seam. Sort the washing
by care label symbols. (See Symbols
chart). Only wash items in this machine
which are declared by the manufacturer as being machine washable on
the textile care label.
Brief guide to correct washing
Load the drum
Unfold washing 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 during
Overloading reduces the wash result
and causes more creasing.
Please note maximum load weights:
COTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 kg
MINIMUM IRON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
WOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 kg
QUICK WASH 40°C . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
Any loose wiring in bras etc.,should be
removed or sewn in.
Woollens, knitted garments, T-shirts
Turn inside out, if the manufacturer recommends it.
Close the drum door.
Make sure that no items of washing are
caught between the door and the door
Turn on the stopcock
(if it is not already on)
Add detergent.
See Section on Detergent for details.
To start a programme
Turn the programme selector
to "Finish/Start".
Press the "I-ON / O-OFF button.
Press buttons for additional
options if required
(See Section on Additional options).
See "Delay start / Time left display"
Section if required
Select the spin speed.
(See Section on Additional options).
Turn the programme selector to
the wash programme desired.
The programme selector can be turned
to the left or the right.
Brief guide to correct washing
After washing
Turn the programme selector
to "Finish/Start".
Press the "Door" button.
Only remove washing from the machine once the drum has stopped
turning, otherwise you may seriously injure yourself.
Close the drum door
Otherwise there is a danger of objects
being placed inadvertently in the drum.
If these remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the washing.
Press the I-ON / O-OFF button.
Remove the washing.
Make sure the drum is empty. Items
left behind could shrink or colour
run in the next wash.
Check the folds in the door seal
for buttons etc.
Changing the programme sequence
Changing the programme sequence
Stopping a programme
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”.
Interrupting a programme
Press the “I-ON/0-OFF” buttton.
To continue the programme, switch the
machine back on.
Changing an incorrectly selected programme:
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”.
A new programme can be selected
when only the “ON” indicator light is
still on.
Changing a programme which has
been locked, see Section on Activating
programmable functions.
To omit a programme stage.
Turn the programme selector to “Finish/Start”
As soon as the programme sequence
light for the stage at which the programme should continue starts flashing:
Turn the programme selector switch
to the appropriate programme within
3 seconds.
Adding or removing washing
Adding or removing washing
Washing can be added or removed
after the programme has already
started, when using the following programmes:
The door can be opened during the following programme stage:
– Main wash
– Starch
Press the “Door” button in and hold it
until the door springs open.
Add or remove items of washing.
Press any option buttons that had
previously been selected.
Washing cannot be added or removed
later if the following additional options
or programmable functions have been
– “Water plus” (the water level is increased)
– Programme lock (e.g. to prevent
children from opening the door during the wash cycles).
Shut the door.
The door can be opened in the following programme stages:
– Main wash
– Rinses
Please note that the door can only be
opened when the suds temperature is
less than 55°C.
Adding detergent
Adding detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are suitable, including liquid, compact (concentrated) and special application
detergents. Use dispensing aids, e.g.
balls, if these are supplied with the
detergent. Woollens and knitwear containing wool mixtures should be
washed using a detergent specifically
designed for washing woollens.
Amounts of detergent are recommended on the packaging. The right
amount to dispense will depend on the
– The quantity of the washing.
– The water hardness level (check with
your local water supplier).
– The level of soiling.
Type of
– Excessive foam.
– Low level of agitation.
– Poor washing and rinsing results.
Water is taken in through compartment
i in the pre-wash.
Water is taken in through compartment
j in the main wash. If the capacity of
compartment j is insufficient for the
amount of detergent needed (e.g. in
very hard water areas), the Customer
Service Engineer can adjust the machine so that water and detergent can
also be taken into the main wash
through compartment i.
Water Softeners
Water Hardness
...too much results in the following:
0 - 130
0° - 7°
130 - 250
7° - 14°
250 - 380
14° - 21°
very hard
over 380
over 21°
It is important to dispense the
correct amount, because...
...too little has the following results:
– The washing will not be properly
clean and will in time become grey
and hard to the touch.
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in water
hardness ranges II-IV. 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
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend dispensing the agents
into compartment j in the following
– Greasy particles cling to the washing.
1. Detergent
2. Water softener
3. Stain salts
– Lime deposits on the heater elements.
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Fabric conditioners/starch formulations
Fabric conditioners/starch formulations
Fabric conditioners/Texturisers
Fabric conditioners make garments
soft and fluffy to handle and help prevent static cling when tumble drying.
Dispense according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Texturisers are synthetic starch formulations and give body to items e.g. shirts,
tablecloths and bed linen.
Open the lid of compartment p.
Starch / liquid starch
Prepare and dispense the starch solution in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Add to compartment i.
Select the spin speed.
Turn the programme selector to
– The “Soak / Pre-wash” indicator will
light up.
– If the washing is not be be spun at
the end of the programme after
starching, turn the spin speed selector to “without final spin”. Water will
be drained away at the end of the
starch stage.
– If the washing is to be steeped in
water after the starch stage (to lessen creasing), turn the spin speed selector to “Rinse hold”.
To continue:
Select a spin speed.
Add fabric conditioner, but do not
exceed the max. level mark.
Close the compartment lid and push
the drawer back in.
– The conditioner is automatically dispensed in the last rinse. At the end
of the programme a small amount of
water remains in the fabric conditioner compartment p.
– If preferred, turn the spin speed selector to "Rinse hold" to allow the
load to steep in the fabric conditioner / retexturiser.
Programme selection
Programme selection
cottons and linen fabrics eg bedlinen, table linen,
towelling, jeans, T-shirts and nappies.
95°C bis 30°C
(60°C) white nylon white polyester fabrics,
(50°C) coloured nylon, polyester, cotton and viscose
fabrics with special finishes, acrylic cotton fabrics,
coloured polyester / cotton fabrics
(40° / 30°C) minimum iron fabrics not washable at
higher temperatures, (60 - 30°C).
60°C to 30°C
Acrylics acetate and triacetate, socks and stockings in
man-made fibres (not wool or wool blends),
60°C to cold
Curtains declared machine-washable by the
manufacturer (pre-wash probably advisable)
30°C to cold
40°C to cold
Programme for machine-washable wool fabrics bearing
the machine-washable care label
(there is not a pre-wash option)
(See Care Symbol Chart)
Very lightly soiled fabrics
Not suitable for Delicates
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
Articles which can be spun, eg handwashed items
For use when the cycle stops at “Rinse hold” and the
washing is not to be spun
Articles which should be washed by hand and only
rinsed and spun in the machine.
Programme selection
Max. load
5 kg
2,5 kg
1 kg
Fill the drum
loosely 1/2 to 3/4
Additional options
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Water plus
– Short wash
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Water plus
– Short wash
5 kg
with heavily soiled items select “Soak” or
with heavily soiled items select “Soak” or
for lightly soiled items select Short wash"
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Short wash
Use the Wool programme for textiles with
wool content.
If “cold” is selected for the temperature,
the water is warmed to 24°C. This helps
the effect of the detergent.
For shorter programmes use Delicates +
Short wash and not “QUICKWASH 40°C”
– Soak
– Pre-wash
– Short
Dust in curtains usually makes pre-wash
1 kg
2,5 kg
If “cold” is selected for the temperature,
the water is warmed to 24°C. This helps
the effect of the detergent
– Water plus
Add less detergent (half load)
The washing should be washed but not
treated with fabric conditioner.
5 kg
5 kg
See Section on Additional options for more details, and also Section on Programmable functions.
Programme sequence
Programme sequence
Main wash
Top-up rinse
Graduated rinsing
from 75°C
from 50°C
from 50°C
No. of rinses
3 oder 41)
Rinse & interim spin (rpm)
max. 1000
max. 500
Final spin (rpm)
max. 1500
max. 900
max. 600
max. 30 mins
– normal
– part load
– short wash
Anti-crease spin & loosen
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
Rinse hold
Without final spin
Wash rhythm
gentle action
low 2)
low 2)
low 2)
medium 2)
Water level – Wash
– Rinse
X programme section available
– Programme section not available
A 4th rinse automatically switches in if there is too much foam in the drum, or if a spin speed lower
than 800 rpm has been selected.
Increasing the water level:
The water level can be increased from a low level to a higher level by pressing the “Water plus” button.
Top-up rinse:
Additional water flows into the drum, and the suds are cooled slightly. Hot water might damage plastic
drain pipes.
Graduated rinsing:
The suds are cooled at the end of the wash cycle by water flowing in and being pumped away at intervals. This minimises the danger of creasing, by avoiding sudden temperature changes.
Wool is susceptible to damage from movement when it is wet. Drum movement times during the programme are shorter, and the drum rotates more slowly.
Programme sequence
Separate rinse
max. 500
max. 900
max. 1500
max. 1500
max. 1500
max. 900
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
max. 30 min
low 2)
Interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Final spin:
The maximum spin speed according to the programme is held constant for a fixed period of time. In
the programmes MINIMUM IRON, WOOL and Separate Rinse the spin speed is automatically limited
to 900 rpm and in the DELICATES programme to 600 rpm, even if the selector has been set to a
higher spin speed. A lower speed can be selected.
Anti-crease action:
Guards against the tendency for creases to set in when fabrics have been left in water for a long time.
There is drum movement twice a minute.
Care symbols
Care symbols
Cottons 95°C
Cottons 60°C
Cottons 40°C
Minimum iron 60°C
Minimum iron 40°C
Minimum iron 30°C
Delicates 40°C
Delicates 30°C
Hand wash
dry clean
do not wash
do not dry clean
suitable for chlorine bleach
do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
at normal temperature
at low temperature
do not tumble dry
Machine washable woollens
Use the special ’Wool’ programme,
and only wash textiles bearing the
label shown here:
hot iron
medium hot iron
cool iron
do not iron
N.B. If you have any textiles with the
older wash care labels, select a programme according to the label below.
Minimum iron ?;\
This symbol is registered by the IWS
(International Wool Secretariat)
Additional options
Additional options
Each of the following buttons can be
pressed in to give an additional option.
The following options are additionally
available for certain wash programmes:
– For heavily soiled and stained items
with dried on stains, or ones which
can be bleached out, (e.g. blood,
fats and oils, cocoa).
– Soak duration: 2 hours.
When the “Door” button is pushed in,
all the other buttons spring out again,
and the additional options are cancelled.
Amount of detergent for "Soak"
The amount of detergent recommended by the detergent manufacturers should be distributed according
to to the wash programme which is to
be run after the “Soak” process.
– Programmes without pre-wash:
Add the total amount of detergent to
compartment j or directly into the
drum on top of the laundry.
– Programmes with pre-wash:
1/4 of the detergent should be added
to compartment i for the soak and
pre-wash, and 3/4 added to compartment j for the main wash.
Additional options
“With pre-wash”
– For heavily soiled and stained items.
The final spin speed is selected by turning the spin speed selector to the setting required, but also depends on the
basic wash programme chosen.
“Water plus”
– This is recommended for particularly
delicate fabrics, and
“Without final spin”
– if more water is required for dispensing the detergent.
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relevant programmes.
– the water level increases in all sections of the programmes COTTONS,
Washing is not spun after the final
rinse, but the water is drained away,
and the machine goes straight into the
anti-crease stage.
“Short wash”
“Rinse hold”
– The length of the main wash is shortened for lightly soiled items. An additional reduction in temperature is not
recommended as this may lead to
poorer wash results.
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relevant programmes.
IRON programmes only two rinse
cycles are carried out at high water
This helps to reduce the possibility of
creasing, if the washing is left for some
time before being taken out of the machine.
At the end of the final rinse the washing
remains suspended in water.
To continue the programme:
Turn the spin speed selector to the required setting.
The maximum spin speed is automatically limited according to the basic
wash programme chosen.
Delay start/Time left indicators
Delay start/Time left indicators
Delay start
Time left "h min"
The start of a programme can be delayed from 30 minutes up to 9 hours 30
Programme duration shows in hours
and minutes, as soon as:
The machine must be switched on and
the indicator light “Delay start” flashing.
Select time delay.
– the programme selector switch is set
to the required programme
– the delay start period has elapsed.
After the programme has started, the
time left display counts down in 1
minute intervals.
Press the “Delay start” pushbutton until
the required delay period shows in the
At the beginning of a programme, the
duration of the programme for a full
load will be displayed.
Each press of the button increases the
delay by 30 minutes.
In the COTTONS programme, the type
and volume of the wash will be monitored during the first water inlet phase.
With a part load the time display shows
a shorter time of up to 45 minutes.
Turn the programme selector
required programme.
The “Delay start” indicator light stays
on constantly.
The display counts back in 1 minute
steps. After the appropriate time has
elapsed, the “Delay start” light will go
The “Time left” indicator light will come
on and the time remaining in the programme selected will be shown.
Deleting “Delay start”
Press the pushbutton when “9 h 30
mins” shows in the display.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the washing machine
Clean the casing with a mild non-abrasive detergent or soap and water.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Clean the facia panel with a damp
cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless steel
Do not use abrasive cleaners, or
glass or all purpose cleaners.
These might cause damage to the
plastic surfaces because of the
chemicals they contain.
Detergent dispenser drawer
Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt.
Press down the red release knob
and at the same time pull the drawer
right out of the machine.
Clean the detergent dispenser and
conditioner dispenser compartments. Regularly remove any detergent residues.
Remove the suction tube from compartment p, wash under running
warm water and put back.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff filter and
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 clogged, more
water will be retained in the machine
(up to 25 litres).
Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine
will still be hot!
Open the flap
Place a dish under the drain fixture.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration above).
Turn the fluff filter lid round 2 - 3
times. Do not take it right out.
With large volumes of water when the
dish is full, screw the fluff filter back
into position and empty the dish before
repeating the procedure.
Cleaning and care
Once the flow of water ceases,
remove the fluff filter completely and
clean it.
Remove any foreign bodies (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Turn the impeller by hand to check
that it is free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should
be removed.
Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing.
Remove any deposits of lime scale and
detergent or foreign bodies from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit
(as these objects can cause a leakage
of water).
Put the fluff filter back and screw it in
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the water inlet valves.
First turn off the stopcock.
Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose
to the stopcock.
The accessible filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose should be
cleaned about every six months, or
after an interruption to the external
water supply.
Remove the rubber seal from the recess.
Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar, remove the filter and
Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is water tight. If water drips
out, tighten the connection.
Never forget to put the filter back in
place after cleaning it.
Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably
qualified person in accordance with local and national regulations.
Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
What to do if . . .
Cause . . .
. . . the programme does
not begin:
There is no power.
The “ON” indicator light has not
lit up.
Remedy . . .
Check that:
– the door is properly closed.
– the plug is plugged in, and
the socket switch is on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has not tripped.
. . . the “Check water inlet /
outlet" indicator lights are
There is power and the “ON”
indicator is lit up, but the
programme selector has not
been turned to the “Finish /
Start” position.
– Turn the programme selector
The water inlet is blocked.
The ”Check water inlet" light is
flashing, but the programme
has run normally.
– The stopcock is not opened
The water inlet system is
The “Check water inlet” light is
flashing, and the “Finish” light is
on in the display sequence, but
the load in the machine has not
been washed.
– Turn the programme selector
The water outlet is blocked.
The “Check water outlet” light is
– Clean the fluff filter and drain
the “Finish / Start” position.
– Select a programme.
far enough.
– The inlet hose is kinked.
– The water pressure is too
low. Call the Service dept.
The Waterproof-System has
The “Check water inlet / outlet”
lights are flashing.
to “Finish / Start”.
– Open the stopcock.
– Select a programme.
– Has the drain pump been
fitted too high? (max, drain
head 1 metre).
Call the Service dept.
Problem solving guide
What to do if, . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . one of the following
lights is flashing:
– “Soak / Pre-wash”
– “Main wash”
– “Rinses 1 - 2
– “Rinse 3
There is a fault.
Start the programme again. If
the light starts flashing again,
call the Service dept.
. . . the “Rinse hold” light
The spin speed selector has
been set to “Rinse hold”.
Select a spin speed setting (or
Without final spin).
. . . the “Final spin” light is
The final spin has not taken
place The machine detected an
– Loosen the laundry load.
– Turn the programme selector
to “Spin”.
– The spin speed appropriate
for the programme should be
Reselect the programme
originally chosen.
. . . the “ON” indicator light
is flashing:
Programme locking is activated.
There was an attempt to alter
the programme.
. . . the washing is not spun
The spin speed selected was
too low.
Select a higher spin speed next
The load was not distributed
sufficiently evenly in the drum.
Laundry was spun at a reduced
speed to protect the machine.
The fluff filter is clogged.
Mix large and small items in a
load to avoid imbalance.
. . . the machine shakes
during the spin cycle:
The four feet are not resting
evenly on the floor.
Level the machine (See Section
on Installation).
. . . the light rings do not illuminate:
The bulb has gone.
(This in no way affects the
machine’s function).
Changing the bulb requires a
Service call.
. . . in spite of adequate
water supply the water flows
slowly into the machine:
The filter in the water inlet
system is blocked.
Clean the water inlet filter.
Clean the fluff filter.
Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . the drum door cannot be
The appliance is not plugged in
to the electricity supply.
Power cut
– Put the plug in the socket.
– See “What to do if” - (1st
Section) on how to open the
The door was not correctly
– Please press hard against
There is still water in the drum.
– Select the “Drain”
the lock side of the drum
door and then press the
“Door” button.
programme for the water to
be pumped out.
– Open the drum door
. . . large residues of detergent remain in the dispenser
. . . fabric conditioner is not
completely dispensed or
water remains in the p compartment:
. . . there is an excessive
build-up of foam:
The suds temperature is higher
than 55°C.
The water supply pressure is
too low.
– Clean the water inlet filter.
– It may be useful to select
“Water plus”.
Washing powder used with
water softener tends to become
The dispenser drawer was not
pushed right in when the
conditioner was being flushed
Pour washing powder into the
dispenser before adding the
water softener.
The siphon tube is either
incorrectly positioned or
Clean the siphon tube.
Too much detergent was used.
Use only a suitable low-lather
detergent at the appropriate
– Follow recommendations on
the packet.
– Take the water hardness
level in account.
– Use less detergent for lightly
soiled or small loads.
Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
Cause . . .
Remedy . . .
. . . lime deposits appear on
the drum surface:
Not enough detergent has been
– Use a descaling agent which
must be stated by the
manufacturer to be suitable
for use in washing machines.
– Use the correct amount of
. . . grey, greasy particles
cling to washed laundry:
. . . there are white residues
which look like powder detergent on the washing:
detergent to cope with the
water hardness
Either add more detergent,
or use liquid detergent.
Insufficient amounts of
detergent were used to break
down the particles of grease in
heavily soiled laundry.
The detergent contained
compounds (zeolites) to aid
water softening which are not
soluble in water. These have
ended up on the textiles.
– Use detergents containing
– Before washing the next load
run a COTTONS 60°C
programme with liquid
detergent but without a load
to clean the machine.
no zeolites to re-wash the
load, and in the future. Liquid
detergents usually contain
no zeolites.
– Try and brush off the
residues with a soft brush.
. . . liquid detergent does not
give the desired result:
Liquid detergents do not usually
remove stains such as fruit
juice, tea, coffee, wine etc.
– Use a general purpose
washing powder containing
a bleaching agent, (check
first with the care label).
– Pour stain remover (salts)
. . . The pump makes strange
into the dispenser drawer
compartment j
Put the liquid detergent into
a dispenser ball.
Never put stain salts and
liquid detergent together in
the dispenser drawer.
These noises occur at the end
of a pump sequence as a
normal part of the operation.
They are not a fault.
Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
Switch off the washing machine.
Open the drain pump/fluff filter panel
and drain off any water as described
in the Section on Cleaning and care.
To check water pressure
Place a bucket under the stopcock.
Turn on the stopcock.
If 5 litres of water flow into the bucket in
15 seconds the water pressure is correct.
Electric socket
– If there is any doubt about the electricity supply socket, consult a qualified electrician.
Pull the ring of the door mechanism
downwards, the door will open.
Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching in to remove
washing. Reaching into a moving drum
is extremely dangerous.
After sales service
After sales service
In the event of any faults which you can
not remedy yourself, please contact:
– Your Miele Dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service department.
Future updates
The indicator light marked PC is
reserved for the service engineer, for
updates in future years to your machine.
(see back cover for the address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the Model and Serial nos. of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate
visible when the door is opened above
the porthole glass.
When for example technological developments offer advanced modifications
to your existing programme cycles, a
service engineer will be able to input
these into your machine controls.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
Installation surface
Experience has shown that a concrete
floor is the most suitable installation surface for a washing machine. Concrete
floors are far less prone to vibration during the spin cycle than wooden floorboards or a surface with "soft" properties.
Please note the following points:
The machine must be level and securely positioned.
Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
Removing the transit fitting
To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installation must be on a wooden
joist floor, we recommend the use of
a plywood base at least 30 mm thick
and 59 x 52 cm wide. Ideally, the
base should be large enough to
span several joists and should be
bolted to the joists and not only to
the floorboards. Check for the
presence of pipes and cables first.
Using a pipe wrench turn the lefthand transit bar 90°.
The most stable part of a floor is
usually in the corner.
If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it must be secured
against slippage during spin using
retaining clips (available from the
Miele Spare Parts Dept).
Lift the machine from its packaging
base and move it to its site. Please
Do not lift the machine by the drum
Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°.
Withdraw the two bars together with
the support plate.
Plug the two holes with the plastic
caps supplied.
The machine should not be moved without the transit fitting in place.
The transit fitting should be stored
in a safe place for future use. It
must be re-fitted if the machine is to
be moved again. Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the procedure.
Levelling the machine
The machine must be perfectly level to
ensure safe and proper operation.
Tighten the counternut using a
screwdriver as indicated.
Building under
To install this appliance under a (continuous) worktop:
A special conversion kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced
by a cover plate.
To ensure electrical safety the cover
plate must be fitted by a suitably
competent person exactly according
to the fitting instructions included
with the kit.
For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
Incorrect installation may increase
water and electricity consumption.
The screw feet can be adjusted to level
the machine:
Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Relevant fitting instructions are supplied with each kit.
Washer-Dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with this washing machine. A stacking
kit* is necessary.
All parts marked * are available from
the Miele Spare parts or Sales Department, and from some Miele Dealers.
Unscrew the foot or feet until the machine stands level.
Hold the foot tight using a pipe
Connection to water supply
machine offers the safest protection
against water leaks.
For the "Waterproof system" to function
correctly, it may only be fitted in the positions shown (see illustrations).
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
standard regulations. The German authorities do not require it to have a non-return valve as the washing machine has
been designed to comply with DVGW
regulations (German Association of
Gas and Water Engineers, see data
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 machine is designed to operate
with a minimum water pressure of 1
bar. There is a minimum flow pressure
of 1 bar if 5 litres of water flow into a
suitable container in 15 seconds.
The static water pressure must not exceed 10 bar. If it is higher than 10 bar it
is essential to fit a reducer valve.
The Miele "Waterproof system" connected between the stopcock and the
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 "Waterproof system" is NOT suitable for connection to a hot water
Protection in the event of a leaking
water inlet hose
Leaking water is fed into the sump
through the protective covering which
surrounds the inlet hose as a "second
skin". The float switch switches off the
water supply.
NB. If you intend to unscrew the "Waterproof system" unit from the mains water
supply it is essential that the machine is
first disconnected from the electricity
The protective sleeve of the hose must
not be damaged (see illustration).
The "Waterproof system" with a hose
length of approx. 4.5 metres is available as an optional extra.
At the heart of this leak protection system there is an electric safety valve,
which works like an automatic stopcock. The Miele "Waterproof system"
protects from water damage in the following cases:
Protection in the event of a leaking
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the appliance. A
float switch switches the safety valve
off electrically, no more water will flow
Only use a genuine Miele "Waterproof
system" able to withstand pressure of
up to 70 bar, should you ever need a replacement.
In order to protect the water inlet valves
the dirt filter in the solenoid safety valve
connection must not be removed.
not be connected to mixer taps or similar.
The plastic casing of the water connection contains an electric component.
Do not dip it into liquids!
The "Waterproof system" must only be
connected to its own stopcock. It must
Connection to the drainage system
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre.
The drain hose is 1.5 m long. It 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.
Drain hose connection:
Direct into a sink: Hook the hose
over the edge and secure. Make
sure that the water can flow freely to
avoid flooding and to prevent water
from being sucked back into the machine.
Connected to a standpipe.
Connected to a plastic drain pipe
with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
Allow the water to drain off into a
floor drain.
If required, the hose can be extended
to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts
can be purchased from the Miele
Spare Parts department.
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 conversion kit from the
Miele Spare Parts Department.
Electrical connection
Electrical connection
This machine is supplied ready for connection to an a.c. single phase 230 240 V, 50 Hz supply. The machine is
supplied with a 2 m long mains cable
with moulded plug. The voltage, rated
load and fuse rating are given on the
data plate. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
All electrical work should only be carried out by a suitably competent person, in accordance with national and
local safety regulations.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and a suitable switched
socket which is easily accessible. For
extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD) with a trip
current of 30 mA.
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should 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 is that of the coloured insert
in the base of the plug, or the colour
that is embossed in words in the base
of the plug (as applicable to the design
of plug fitted). The correct fuse rating of
the replacement fuses that are ASTA
approved to BS 1362 should be fitted.
Replacement fuse covers may be purchased from your local electrical suppliers, or Miele Service Agent.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
Green/yellow = earth
Blue = neutral
Brown = live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
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.
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies:
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
Programmable functions - Selection
Programmable functions - Selection
With the programmable functions you
can adapt the machine to your individual requirements. A function stays programmed in memory until it is cancelled.
The washing machine ignores any
changes after the first three minutes of
starting the programme, for example if
the programme selector switch is set to
a different setting or an additional programme is selected.
The following programmable functions are avalable:
– The “On” light starts flashing
A High water level
Once the programme selector switch is
turned back to its original position the
“On” light stops flashing.
Where rinse results are particularly important.
Effective for the rinses in programmes:
B Extra rinse for Cottons
For soft water areas (water hardness
range 1).
Where rinse results are particularly important in soft water areas an extra
rinse can be selected as well as high
water level.
C Programme Lock
(Child safety feature)
Programme lock prevents:
– a wash programme being changed
into another
– unplanned opening of the door
– altering the additional functions set
for example by playing children.
To cancel a programme for which the
lock has been programmed:
Turn the programme selector switch
to “Finish/Start”.
The programme sequence indicator
lamps start flashing in succession after
approx. 30 seconds.
You can select a different programme
as soon as only the “On” light lights up.
D Gentle action
For gentle washing of slightly soiled
items. Drum movement is reduced.
The “Gentle action” function is available for COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON
and QUICK WASH 40°C.
Activating the programmable
functions is described on the following pages.
Programmable functions - To programme
Programmable functions - To programme
Programming and saving the
programmable functions
Programmable functions are activated
using a combination of the buttons for
the optional functions with the programme selector switch. These combinations can call up extra functions not
displayed on the control panel.’
Programming takes place in three
– select programming mode
– activate programmable function
– store programmable function in
2. Activate programmable function
6 For the function required turn the programme selector to the appropriate
setting as follows:
– for High Water Level
programmable function A
– for Extra rinse
programmable function B
turn to Drain
– for Programme lock
programmable function C
turn to QUICKWASH 40°C
– for Gentle action
programmable function D
turn to DELICATES 50°C
The indicator light “Rinses 1-2" now
lights up in the sequence display.
1. Select programming mode
1 The machine must be switched off
and the door closed. All pushbutton
switches must be released and programme selector pointing to “Finish /
2 Press in the “Soak” and “Short wash”
3 Press in the “I-ON / O-OFF” button.
4 Release the “SOAK” button.
5 Release the “Short wash” button.
7 Quickly press the “Short wash” button 4 times, (eg in and out twice).
The indicator light “Rinses 1-2" now
lights up in the sequence display.
The programmable function is now activated.
8 If you wish to activate more than one
programmable function, repeat
steps 6 and 7. If not, then:
3. Save the programmable function
9 Press the I-ON /0-OFF button to
The “ON” light now comes on in the sequence display and the “Main wash”
light flashes.
release it.
The machine is now switched off and
the programmable function(s) stored in
Programmable functions - Check/Cancel
Programmable functions - Check/Cancel
To check the programmable
To see if a selected programmable
function has been activated, carry out
Steps 1 to 6.
– If the “Rinses 1-2" light comes on ,
the relevant programmable function
is activated.
Press the I-ON / 0-OFF button.
This finishes the check.
To cancel the programmable
Repeat the steps 1 to 9.
– In step 7 the “Rinses 1-2" light now
goes out.
– In step 9 (Press the I-ON / 0-OFF
button) the programmable function is
Consumption data
Consumption data
Normal Programmes
(without any additional options
or programmable functions
Consumption data
in kWh
short wash
Cottons 95°C
5.0 kg
1 h 52 mins
1 h 23 mins
Cottons 60°C*
5.0 kg
1 h 51 mins
1 h 12 mins
Cottons 40°C
5.0 kg
1 h 35 mins
1 h 02 mins
Minimum iron 40°C
Delicates 30°C
2.5 kg
1.0 kg
1 h 20 mins
1 h 00 mins
43 mins
41 mins
Woollens 30°C
1.0 kg
46 mins
5.0 kg
19 mins
* according to Standard: DIN EN 60456
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given as a result of water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type of
load, volume, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options or
functions selected.
Technical data
Technical data
Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
85 cm
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59.5 cm
Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60 cm
Depth with door open . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97 cm
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
103 kg
Max. floor load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
}see Data plate
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water flow pressure min. . . . . . . . . . . .
1 bar
Static water pressure max.. . . . . . . . . .
10 bar
Drain pump head max. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drain pump length max.. . . . . . . . . . . .
Test certificates awarded . . . . . . . . . . .
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