Miele W 163 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 163
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 05 876 060
Caring for our environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances /
machines often contain materials
which, if handled or disposed of
incorrectly, could be potentially
hazardous to human health and to the
environment. They are, however,
essential for the correct functioning of
your appliance or machine. Please do
not therefore dispose of your old
machine or appliance with your
household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance or machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Delicates and Silks / programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Automatic drum positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important control panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
"Spin" button with indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Additional options (Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Loading the drum and adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transport base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Altering a programme once selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
To cancel / or select a different programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry at
the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adding fabric conditioner separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the filter in the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 39
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Problems with opening/closing or a "buzzing" sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Opening the lid in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure . . . . . 44
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Open the lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
After Sales Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Contents
Transport base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Re-fitting the transit fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Note for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Warning and safety instructions
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the machine please read
these instructions carefully before
using it for the first time. They
contain important information on its
safety, use and maintenance.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are specified by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and textiles composed of hand-washable wool
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable
garments.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable for
damage resulting from improper use or
operation.
This machine is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury do not allow
children to play on or near it or to
play with the controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a
damaged machine.
Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and connected
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load) match the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a
qualified electrician.
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
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 machine to the
mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
machine (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which the manufacturer cannot accept
liability. Repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele approved
technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
The machine is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
This machine must only be
connected to the on-site water
supply using a new hose kit. Old hoses
must not be re-used. Check the hose
regularly for signs of wear and tear.
Change in good time to avoid the risk of
leaks and subsequent damage.
Do not install your washing
machine in rooms where
temperatures below freezing may
occur. Frozen hoses may burst under
pressure. The reliability of the electronic
control unit may be impaired at
temperatures below freezing point.
Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. Only when these parts are
fitted can the safety standards of the
machine be guaranteed.
Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit
fitting at the rear of the machine has
been removed (see section on
"Installation"). During spinning, a transit
fitting which is still in place may result in
damage to both the machine and
adjacent furniture or appliances.
If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the machine guarantee.
Use
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Turn off the stopcock if the
machine is to be left for any length
of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
vicinity.
Flooding danger.
If hooking the drain hose into a
wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the
sink from overflowing.
Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it.
Take care to ensure that foreign
objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
paper clips) do not find their way into
the machine with the laundry. These
may damage components of the
machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
which in turn can result in damage to
the laundry.
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Warning and safety instructions
The transport base lever must be
over to the left when the washing
machine is in operation. Only then is
the stability of the machine guaranteed.
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive
descaling agents and strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging.
Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent based
cleaning agents must be thoroughly
rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
Never use solvent based cleaning
agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts
and create toxic fumes. Such
detergents also pose a fire and
explosion hazard.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine.
Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion.
Do not use these products in this
machine.
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Using accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Disposal of your old machine
Before discarding an old machine,
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. This
should be done by a competent
person.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-conformance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Description of the appliance
Special programmes
Delicates and Silks / programmes
– Programme for hand-washable
fabrics (Silks /)
In these programmes, the laundry is
washed and spun very gently to reduce
creasing and the amount of ironing
required, thus providing "Easy care" for
your laundry.
Hand-washable fabrics which crease
easily and do not contain wool can
be washed in the Silks /
programme (30°C temperature only).
– Programme for hand-washable
fabrics (Woollens /)
Hand-washable or
machine-washable wool or wool
blend fabrics can be washed in the
Woollens / programme. If the
garment care label does not specify
a temperature, wash using the cold
setting.
Water plus system
The water level for washing and/or
rinsing is increased. For Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes an
additional rinse can also be selected.
– Programme for small loads
(Quick wash)
This is a Cottons programme for very
lightly soiled fabrics.
– Programme for mixed fabrics
(Mixed wash)
Suitable for small loads of garments
made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be
washed together. Sort according to
colour.
– Rinse programme (Separate rinse)
Articles are only rinsed and spun in
the machine.
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Description of the appliance
Future updates (PC)
The indicator or check light marked PC
allows a service engineer to update
your machine in future years.
If, for example, new programmes are
developed or new fabrics are
introduced, a Miele service technician
will be able to modify existing
programme cycles accordingly.
Miele will provide information when
such developments become available.
Automatic drum positioning
At the end of a programme the drum
automatically comes to a halt at the
correct position for opening.
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Description of the appliance
Control panel
a Start button
starts the wash programme.
b Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to
the basic programme.
Use the top button to select the
Intensive, Pre-wash, or Soak
option or a combination of these
options.
Use the lower button to select the
Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not selected
f Programme sequence indicator
lights
show which section of the wash
programme has been reached
g Check lights
h I-On/0-Off button
for switching the machine on or off
or interrupting a programme
i Lid button
opens the machine lid
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
e Programme selector
for selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.
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Description of the appliance
Important control panel
features
Programme selector
The programme selector is used to set
the basic wash programme and the
temperature for that programme.
Press the "Spin" button to select a
different spin speed. N.B.: you cannot
select a spin speed higher than the
maximum allowed for the basic wash
programme chosen.
The indicator lights show the speed
selected.
Additional option buttons
You can also omit the spin.
Additional options can be added to the
basic programme.
^ Press the "Spin" button to reach:
Use the top button to select either the
Intensive, the Pre-wash or the Soak
option or a combination of these
options.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
The indicator light will come on to show
that the additional option has been
selected.
If an additional option is chosen, which
is incompatible with the basic
programme, it cannot be selected.
"Spin" button with indicator lights
Selecting the spin speed
The maximum spin speed which can be
selected depends on the basic
programme chosen.
Basic programme
Maximum
spin
speed
1200 Cottons, Woollens, Quick wash,
Starch, Separate rinse,
Drain/spin
900 Minimum Iron, Mixed wash
600 Delicates
400 Silks
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– Rinse hold
The laundry is not spun and remains
suspended in the final rinse water.
This reduces creasing if the laundry
is not going to be removed from the
drum immediately after the end of
the programme.
To continue the programme select a
spin speed. If you want to cancel the
programme: press the Lid button, so
that the machine starts to drain.
When the water has drained away,
press the Lid button again.
– Without spin
The laundry is not spun after the final
rinse. Spinning between the rinses is
also omitted in this setting (rinse and
interim spin).
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See the
relevant section under "Installation".
Also check that the fluff filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Cottons 40°C.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly to
select Without spin.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
– Do not exceed the amount of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Mixed wash or the Quick
wash programme for smaller
amounts of laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed in the Cottons programmes,
the automatic load recognition
system will reduce the amount of
water, time and energy used. This
may mean that the programme
duration alters during the course of
the wash programme.
– Instead of the Cottons 95°C
programme, use the Cottons 60°C
programme together with the
Intensive additional option. This will
give an energy saving of between
35% and 45%. The programme
duration will be longer. This
combination is sufficient for most
levels of soiling. For stubborn or old
stains, use the Soak option.
Additional options (Soak, Pre-wash,
Intensive)
Select:
a wash programme without any
additional options for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
a wash programme together with the
Intensive option for normal to heavily
soiled laundry with visible staining.
– Use the additional option Soak
instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
followed immediately by a main wash
the same suds are used.
When drying with a tumble dryer
– Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
Please note:
To help familiarise yourself with your
washing machine, please read the
sections "Before washing", "Loading the
drum and adding detergent", "Selecting
a programme" and "At the end of a
programme" in detail.
See the "Programme chart" in the next
section for information on which
programmes to use for different fabric
types.
A Sort the laundry into colours and
fabric types
Loading the drum and adding
detergent:
B Switch on the washing machine and
open the outer and inner lids and the
drum
C Load laundry loosely in the drum
D Close the drum and the inner lid
E Add detergent
F Close the outer lid
Selecting a programme:
G Select a programme
H Select a spin speed
I Select any additional option required
J Start the programme
At the end of a programme:
K Open the outer and inner lids
L Open the drum and remove the
laundry
M Close the drum and the inner lid
N Close the outer lid
O Switch off the washing machine
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How to wash correctly
Programme chart
Cottons 30°C to 95°C 9ö876
Fabric
Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen,
towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled
laundry.
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
– For laundry with stubborn soiling or soiling which has
been left untreated for a while, select both the Intensive
and Soak options.
– For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand)
use the Pre-wash additional option.
– For dark coloured fabrics use a detergent for coloured
fabrics, or liquid detergent.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, tablet detergent and liquid tab detergent.
Max. load
5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C 4321876
Fabric
For garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and for
easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
detergent, detergent for delicates, tablet detergent and liquid
tab detergent.
Max. load
2.5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
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How to wash correctly
Delicates cold to 40°C 21
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres
and easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machinewashable by the manufacturer.
Additional options
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive
Notes
– For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
Intensive additional option.
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains made from delicate fabrics, reduce the spin
speed or select Without spin.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load
1 kg
Silks 30°C /c
Fabric
Hand-washable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace
and silk.
Additional option
Water plus
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load
1 kg
Woollens cold to 40°C /ac
Fabric
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend
fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature
wash using the cold setting. Please note that handwashable garments will not shrink, stretch, matt or felt
beyond the accepted tolerance of the item.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for machine washable woollens.
Max. load
2 kg
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How to wash correctly
Quick wash 40°C 7
Fabric
Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons
programme.
Additional option
Water plus
Notes
– Use less detergent (as for a half load).
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See
"Programmable functions". Note that this programme is not
suitable for delicate items.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent
Max. load
2.5 kg
Mixed wash 40°C 72
Fabric
Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and cotton
garments which can be washed together. Sort according to colour.
Additional option
Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes
– For heavy soiling where staining is visible, use the Intensive
additional option.
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See
"Programmable functions".
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent
Max. load
3 kg
Starch
Fabric
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, aprons.
Notes
– The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
conditioner.
Max. load
5 kg
Separate rinse
Fabric
Articles which have been washed by hand and only need to be
rinsed and spun in the machine.
Max. load
5 kg
Drain / Spin
Notes
– Drain only: Select Without spin. Do not use for Woollens.
Max. load
5 kg
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How to wash correctly
Important - other care symbols
/
Hand wash (If no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
apf Dry clean
D
Do not dry clean
y
Suitable for chlorine
bleaching
z
Do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
q
At normal temperature
r
At low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
Hot iron
H
Medium hot iron
G
Cool iron
J
Do not iron
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How to wash correctly
Before washing
A Sort the laundry
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label symbol. Most garments
have a textile care label in the collar
or side seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being washed
together with other garments. Always
wash whites and coloureds separately.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, e.g. collars and
cuffs, and water soluble stains can
be pre-treated with bar soap, liquid
detergent or detergent mixed into a
solution or paste.
With particularly stubborn stains ask
your dry cleaner for advice.
Delicate textiles should be washed
separately in a delicates programme
(use a washing bag where
appropriate).
– Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
Turn inside out, if recommended by
the manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers to prevent
smaller items rolling up inside them.
,Do not wash any items in this
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on
the care label. (h symbol)
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How to wash correctly
Loading the drum and adding
detergent
B Switch on the washing machine
and open the lid
^ Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button.
,Take care. The drum flaps are
spring-loaded.
^ Gently press your hand against the
rear drum flap.
^ Press the Lid button and open the
outer lid fully.
^ Open the inner lid.
a Inner lid
b Detergent drawer
^ Press the drum lock (black arrow)
and at the same time, push the front
flap inwards (in the direction of the
arrows) until the lock is released.
^ Support both flaps and let them
swing up.
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How to wash correctly
C Load the drum
D Close the drum and the inner lid
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
in the drum. To achieve best results it
is advisable to make up mixed loads
consisting of both large and small
items. This improves the washing
effect and helps distribute the load
evenly to keep the machine stable
and reduce the noise level during
spinning.
To save energy and water, try to load
the maximum for the programme
selected.
However, be careful not to overload the
machine. Overloading reduces the
wash result and causes more creasing.
^ First press the front, then the rear
drum flap until both hooks clearly
engage.
,Failure to observe these
instructions may cause damage to
the machine and to the laundry.
^ Clean the roller on the left-hand hook
of the drum flap regularly to ensure
smooth operation.
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How to wash correctly
Take care not to trap items of
laundry when closing the drum
flaps.
^ Before closing the inner lid, pull up
the lock a, . . .
^ . . . and engage properly b.
If the inner lid is not closed properly,
the wash programme cannot start
and the Excess detergent check
light will flash rapidly.
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How to wash correctly
E Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and over time becoming grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the
laundry.
– Limescale deposits building up on
the heater elements.
. . . too much results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
– High water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for Pre-wash
(if selecting Pre-wash, add 1/4
of the total amount recommended). This compartment is also
used for starch formulations
when starching separately.
j = Detergent for the main wash
including Soak
p = Fabric conditioner or
liquid starch.
See "Detergent" section for further
information on detergent and the
amount to dispense.
^ Push in the detergent drawer.
F Close the outer lid
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How to wash correctly
Programme selection
Additional options
G Select a programme
I Select additional option(s)
Additional options can be selected as
long as they are compatible with the
basic programme being used.
Each press of the top button selects the
additional options in the following order:
Intensive or
Intensive and Pre-wash or
Intensive and Soak or
Pre-wash or
Soak or
no option.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
Use the lower button to select or
de-select the Water plus option.
H Select a spin speed
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
^ Press the appropriate additional
option button. Press the top button
repeatedly until the indicator light for
the additional option you want comes
on.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be
selected.
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How to wash correctly
Intensive
For heavy soiling where staining is
visible.
The duration of the main wash is
increased.
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled and stained items.
Soak
Water plus
If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of the four options for the Water plus
button. The options are explained in the
section on "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
J Press the Start button.
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30
minutes and 2 hours can be
programmed in 30 minute
increments for the soak process.
– The machine is set ex-works with a
soak period of 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak period
see "Programmable functions – Soak".
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This starts the programme.
The brief "buzzing" noise which can be
heard at the beginning of the wash
programme is the drum being released
from its automatic positioning.
How to wash correctly
At the end of a programme
Transport base
K Open the lid
After washing, the washing machine
can be moved to a different place.
^ Press the Lid button.
^ Open the outer lid fully.
^ Open the inner lid.
L Open the drum and 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.
M Close the drum and the inner lid
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.
N Close the outer lid
O Switch off the washing machine
^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
button and turn the programme
selector to Finish.
^ Before moving the machine, swing
the transport base lever over to the
right.
,Make sure that you do not
manoeuvre the machine over cables
or hoses.
Important:
A hose and cable clip can be used
instead of the plugs supplied (see
"Installation - removing the transit
fittings") to make it easier to move the
machine around. The hose and cable
clip is available through your Miele
dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
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How to wash correctly
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
The door cannot be opened, if:
Laundry can be added or removed
after any programme has already
started.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
^ Press the Lid button once.
The drum will automatically rotate to the
correct position for opening. The Rinse
hold and Without spin indicator lights
will flash alternately.
You can open the lid once the Rinse
hold and Without spin indicator lights
stop flashing and the drum has come to
a halt automatically.
^ Press the Lid button again.
^ Open the outer lid fully.
^ Open the inner lid.
^ Open the drum.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the drum.
^ Close the inner lid properly.
^ Close the outer lid.
The programme will continue
automatically.
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– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
How to wash correctly
Interrupting a programme
Skipping a programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-ON / 0-OFF button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
To continue with the same programme:
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at,
starts flashing:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-ON / 0-OFF button.
Altering a programme once
selected
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has
started:
– at any time after the start, the spin
speed can be changed within the
limits for the programme.
– up to 6 minutes after the start, a
different temperature can be
selected for the programme in use
and the additional option Water plus
can be selected or de-selected.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
If the programme selector is moved, the
indicator light Finish will start flashing.
However, the programme sequence
remains unaffected. The indicator light
will go out again when the programme
selector is moved back to the
programme previously chosen.
^ Turn the programme selector back
again to the appropriate programme
within 4 seconds.
To cancel / or select a different
programme
^ Switch the machine off with the
I-ON / 0-OFF button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has now been
cancelled.
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-ON / 0-OFF button.
^ Select a different programme.
^ Press the Start button.
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How to wash correctly
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
below are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The programme sequence indicator
lights show the stage the programme
has reached.
Cottons
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2 or 31)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
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Minimum Iron
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2 or 33)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Delicates
Main wash
Water level: high
Wash rhythm: Gentle action
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 3
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): no
Final spin: yes
Silks
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Silks
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): no
Final spin: yes
How to wash correctly
Woollens
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Woollens
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Quick wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Starch
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Final spin: yes
Separate rinse
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Final spin: yes
Special features in the programme
sequences:
1)
A third rinse takes place automatically
if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected.
– Without spin has been selected
2)
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Mixed wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Displays2): yes
Final spin: yes
3)
A third rinse is carried out if:
– Without spin has been selected
Omitting rinse and interim spin:
Select Without spin on the spin speed
display.
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Detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are
suitable, including liquid, compact
(concentrated), tablets, liquid tablets
and special application detergents.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these
are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads but note that it
may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not
dissolve as rapidly as others and may
not be suitable for Quick wash
programmes.
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments
should be washed using a detergent
specifically designed for washing
woollens.
Silk should be washed using a liquid
detergent specifically designed for
washing woollens. Do not use
biological detergents on silk as the
enzymes may damage the silk!
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent
Liquid detergent should be dispensed
using a ball provided by the manufacturer for programmes without a
pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you
will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash
compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to
this container for the main wash and to
compartment i for the pre-wash.
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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
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the water
hardness level in your area.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in
extremely hard water areas. Dispense
according to the amount specified on
the packaging. First add detergent and
then the water softener.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
dispense them into compartment j in
the following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softener
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
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.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
The conditioner or liquid starch is
automatically dispensed in the last
rinse. At the end of the programme a
small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
If starching frequently, the dispenser
compartment and especially the
siphon tube and conditioner channel
will need regular cleaning to remove
any residual starch. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer".
Do not add starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch to the §
compartment as it will clog it up. See
"Adding starch separately".
Adding fabric conditioner separately
^ Add fabric conditioner to
compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately
Use the separate Starch programme
when using starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch.
^ Prepare and measure the starch in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
^ Add starch to compartment i.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the Start button.
Colour run and dye
removers/dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
before cleaning the machine.
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive cleaning agent or with
soap and water. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp
cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part number 98013530, which is
suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals. It
can be washed 300 times.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaning agents. These
might damage plastic surfaces and
other components because of the
chemicals they contain.
The washing machine must not be
hosed down.
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Extra cleaning
^ Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every
6 weeks to help prevent deposits
building up in the machine. These
can occur when washing is mainly
done at low temperatures, and also
lead to unpleasant smells. If you have
no reason to wash occasionally at
this high temperature, then run a
Cottons 95°C programme with
detergent but no laundry at regular
intervals.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
Over time, detergent residue can build
up in the water jets in the top of the
detergent drawer housing.
^ Before replacing the detergent
drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
to clean them out.
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer and remove.
^ Pull out the conditioner insert and the
siphon tube (see arrows).
^ Clean the detergent dispenser
drawer, conditioner insert and siphon
tube under running warm water.
^ Also clean the tube that the siphon
tube sits over using warm water.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
The washing machine has a filter to
protect the water inlet valve.
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
The accessible filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose should be
checked every six months, or more
often if there are frequent interruptions
to the external water supply.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove.
^ Clean the plastic filter.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water drips
out, tighten the connection.
Never forget to put the filter back in
place after cleaning.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the
appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
You should, however, note the following:
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in 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 chart is divided into the following sections to help you:
– The programme does not start.
– The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on.
– A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
– General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result.
– Problems with opening/closing or a "buzzing" sound
The programme does not start.
Problem
The Finish indicator
light is not on, or the
Start indicator light is
not flashing.
The programme does
not start when
Drain/Final spin has
been selected.
Possible cause
There is no power to the
machine.
Remedy
Check whether
– the mains plug is
plugged in and
switched on.
– the fuse or circuit
breaker has tripped.
The washing machine
Prepare the machine as
has not been prepared
described in "Before
for using for the first time. using for the first time".
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Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Problem
Possible cause
The Check drain light The water outlet is
flashes.
blocked.
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The Check inlet light The water inlet is
flashes.
blocked.
The filter in the water
inlet hose is dirty
The Soak/Pre-wash or There is a fault.
Rinses indicator light
is flashing.
Remedy A
Clean the fluff filter and the
drain pump as described in
"Problem solving guide –
Opening the lid in the event
of a blocked water outlet
and/or a power failure".
The maximum drain height is
1 m.
Open the stopcock.
Clean the filter.
Start the programme again. If
the fault indicator occurs
again, contact the Miele Service Dept.
A To switch off the fault indicator: turn 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.
Remedy A
Clean the fluff filter and the drain
pump as described in "Problem
solving guide – Opening the lid in
the event of a blocked water
outlet and/or a power failure".
The Check inlet light The water inlet is
Check whether
flashes.
restricted.
– the stopcock is opened wide
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The filter in the water Clean the filter.
inlet hose is dirty
The Excess
Excessive foam has Use less detergent next time and
detergent light is
built up during
follow the manufacturer's
flashing.
washing.
instructions on dosage given on
the packaging.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
The Main wash
indicator light is
If the fault indicator occurs again,
flashing in the
contact the Service Department.
programme
sequence display.
The Finish indicator The position of the programme selector was altered
after the start of the programme. Turn the programme
light is flashing in
selector back to the programme previously chosen.
the programme
sequence display.
Problem
The Check drain
light flashes.
Possible cause
The drain outlet is
restricted.
ATo switch off the fault indicator: turn 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 or an unsatisfactory wash result.
Problem
The machine
shakes during the
spin cycle.
The laundry is not
spun satisfactorily.
The pump makes
strange noises.
Large amount of
detergent residues
remain in the
detergent dispenser
drawer.
Possible cause
Remedy
The transport base lever Push it over to the left.
has not been moved over
to the left.
The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed
was too low.
for the next wash programme.
This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
The water pressure is too – Clean the filter in the water
low.
inlet.
– Press the Water plus
button.
Powder detergent used in In future add washing powder
conjunction with water
into the dispenser drawer
softeners tends to
first, and then add the water
become sticky.
softener.
Fabric conditioner
The siphon tube is not
is not completely
correctly positioned, or is
dispensed or too
clogged up.
much water remains
in the
compartment.
A stale smell is in
the drum and on
laundry.
Low temperature
washing.
When laundry is dry Too vigorous wash
it feels hard to the
action.
touch.
Not enough detergent
used.
No fabric conditioner
used.
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Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care" "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
Before washing the next load
run a Cottons 95°C
programme with powder
detergent but without a load.
(See also "Extra cleaning" in
Cleaning and Care).
Programme in gentle action
and more water.
Increase detergent dose to
prevent limescale build up in
laundry.
Use fabric conditioner in last
rinse.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergent Liquid detergents usually – Use a general purpose
does not give the contain no bleaching
detergent containing a
required result.
agents. They do not
bleaching agent.
remove fruit, coffee and
– Pour stain removers into
tea stains.
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.
Insufficient amounts of
Grey, greasy
– Use more detergent.
particles cling to detergent have been
– Before washing the next load
washed laundry. used to break down the
run a Cottons 95°C
particles of grease in
programme with powder
heavily soiled laundry.
detergent but without a load.
White residues
The detergent contained – Try and brush off the residues
which look like
compounds (zeolites) to
with a soft brush once the
powder detergent aid water softening which
laundry is dry.
are seen on dark are not soluble in water. – Wash dark textiles using a
textiles after
They have ended up on
detergent which contains no
washing.
the laundry.
zeolites. Liquid detergents
usually contain no zeolites.
Excessive foam has built Use less detergent next time
Foam is coming
out of the
up during washing.
and follow the manufacturer's
appliance.
instructions on dosage given on
the packaging.
Clothes are
Programme was
Reduce quantity of clothes in
coming out
overloaded.
drum.
creased.
– Check care labels.
The wrong programme
– Use easy iron conditioners.
was used.
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Problem solving guide
Problems with opening/closing or a "buzzing" sound
Problem
The drum opening is not
in the upper position.
Possible cause
An imbalance has
prevented automatic
drum positioning.
The outer lid cannot be
opened.
The machine is not
connected to the
electricity supply.
Remedy
Turn the drum by hand to
the correct position.
Always mix large and small
items in a load to avoid
imbalance. Mixing both
large and small items in the
load gives better wash
results and also helps
distribute the load evenly to
keep the machine stable
and reduce the noise level
during spinning.
Insert the plug in the socket
and switch on.
The machine is not
switched on.
Switch the machine on with
the I-ON / 0-OFF button.
Power cut.
Open the lid as described at
the end of this section.
For safety reasons the lid cannot be opened if the
suds temperature is higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The outer lid cannot be
opened and there is a
"buzzing" sound. The
Rinse hold and Without
spin indicator lights are
flashing alternately.
Press the lid button
once. The drum will now
rotate until it is in the
correct position for
opening.
When the indicator lights
Rinse hold/Without spin
have stopped flashing,
– press the Lid button
again and open the lid.
The Excess detergent
check light is flashing
rapidly and the
programme does not
start.
The inner lid is not
closed.
Open the outer lid and
close the inner lid properly
(the inner lid lock must
engage properly).
There is a "buzzing"
noise once the
programme has started
or when laundry is
being loaded into the
machine.
Automatic drum
positioning is
disengaging or
engaging.
This noise is part of normal
operation and does not
indicate a fault.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the lid in the event of
a blocked drain outlet and/or
power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
^ Unscrew the fluff filter lid until water
runs out.
To stop the flow of water:
^ Tighten the fluff filter back up again.
^ Use the yellow lever to open the
access flap.
Once the flow of water ceases:
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 fluff
filter completely or take it right out.
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^ Remove the fluff filter completely.
Problem solving guide
^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
Open the lid
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Check that the impeller can turn
easily. Remove any foreign objects
(e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Clean the fluff filter housing.
^ Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure.
,Make sure it is securely
tightened. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards until the machine outer
lid opens.
^ Open the inner lid.
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Problem solving guide
After Sales Service
Optional accessories
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
Optional accessories for this washing
machine are available from your Miele
Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
– Your Miele Dealer or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting your Miele Dealer or
the Service Department, please quote
the model and serial number of your
appliance, both of which are shown on
the data plate on the rear of the
washing machine.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
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Installation
Front view
a Mains connection cable
e Transport base lever
b Inlet hose
f Feet
c Lid with fascia panel
g Flexible drain hose with detachable
swivel elbow
d Access to fluff filter, drain pump and
emergency release
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Installation
Transport base
This washing machine is fitted with a
transport base to allow it to be moved
around.
Push the lever over to the right when
moving the machine from one place
to another
,Do not use force to manoeuvre
Push the lever over to the left when
using the machine
Only then is the stability of the machine
guaranteed.
,If the lever is not in the left
position, the washing machine can
move about during washing and
spinning and cause a lot of damage.
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the machine over obstacles e.g. in
doorways. The maximum floor
clearance is 8 mm. The transport
base could get stuck and be
damaged.
Installation
Removing the transit fittings
^ Remove the packaging and position
the washing machine where you want
to use it.
^ Plug the 4 large holes with the caps
supplied.
^ Unscrew and remove the 4 outer
screws marked A.
^ Unscrew the 4 screws marked B.
These screws must then be left on
the transit bars (see illustration).
The transit bars and screws should
be stored in a safe place for future
use. They need to be re-fitted if the
machine is ever moved again (e.g.
when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit fitting
^ Re-fitting is carried out by reversing
the procedure given above.
^ Remove the transit bars.
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Installation
Installation surface
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine. It is far less prone to vibration
during the spin cycle than wooden
floorboards or a carpeted surface.
– We recommend a plywood base ( at
least 60 x 45 x 3 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 first.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
To avoid vibrations during spinning
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
^ Remove the transit fittings as
described on the previous page.
^ Level the machine.
It needs to stand perfectly level on all
four feet to ensure safe and proper
operation.
Do not unscrew the machine feet as
this would prevent the machine from
being moved around easily.
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– If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most
stable part of the floor.
Installation
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
– Water intake monitoring
The electronic unit monitors the
washing machine's water intake
times. If the correct water level is not
reached after a certain amount of
time, the programme will be
interrupted. The water inlet valves
will be closed and water in the
machine pumped away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being
emptied completely.
– The inlet hose can withstand
pressure of more than 70 bar.
2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing maching
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
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Installation
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 1 and
10 bar. If it is higher than 10 bar it is
essential to fit a reducer valve.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household
water softener is not recommended.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or
extension. These are tested to
withstand pressure of at least 70 bar.
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The dirt filter in the union at the open
end of the inlet hose must not be
removed.
Installation
Connection to the drainage
system
Drain hose connection:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre. The 1.5
metre long drain hose must not be
kinked as this would restrict 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.
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
1. Direct into a sink.
– 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.
If required the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 metres. The
necessary parts can purchased from
the Miele Spare Parts Department or
your Miele dealer.
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Installation
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
national and local safety regulations.
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. The voltage and connected
load are given on the data plate.
Please ensure these match the
household mains supply. The fuse
rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Consumption data
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
normal
Intensive
Cottons
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
45
60°C1)
60°C
5.0 kg
0.95
45
1 h 38 min
1 h 53 min
5.0 kg
0.95
45
40°C1)
5.0 kg
0.50
45
40°C
5.0 kg
0.50
45
40°C1)
2.5 kg
0.45
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40°C
2.5 kg
0.45
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1 h 01 min
1 h 16 min
1.0 kg
0.35
65
49 min
59 min
1.0 kg
0.24
39
37 min
-
2.0 kg
0.23
35
40 min
-
1 h 59 min1)
1 h 29 min
1 h 59 min
1 h 59 min1)
1 h 29 min
1 h 59 min
Minimum Iron
1 h 16 min1)
-
Delicates
30°C
Silks /
30°C
Woollens /
30°C
1)
EN 60456 test programme
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional options
selected.
N.B. Consumption data above was obtained from a machine tested in Germany.
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Technical data
Height
90 cm
Height with lid open
139 cm
Width
45 cm
Depth
60 cm
Weight, empty
99 kg
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see plug
Consumption data
see "Consumption data" section
Water flow pressure min.
100 kPa (1 bar)
Static water pressure max.
1,000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
2.50 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Connection cable length
2.40 m
Drain pump head height max.
1.00 m
Drain pump length max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
VDE, radio and television suppressed
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Programmable functions
for changing
standard settings
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements.
The programmable functions are
activated with the help of the Start
button and the programme selector.
Water plus system
Selecting the Water plus additional
option increases the water intake in
the programmes listed below.
The settings are as follows:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level for
the programmes listed.
Setting 2:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed (the washing
machine is delivered with setting 2
programmed as standard).
Setting 3:
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and in the
Cottons and Minimum iron programmes
an extra rinse cycle is introduced.
There are four different settings which
can be programmed to alter the water
intake for the following programmes:
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Silks
The programmed setting is then
activated by pressing the Water plus
additional option button.
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an extra rinse in the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes.
Setting 4:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed and also an extra
rinse cycle in the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes.
This setting should be programmed in if
laundry is too hard after drying and if
someone in the household suffers from
a detergent allergy.
Programmable functions
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 75°C position:
Before you begin, first ensure that:
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.
– 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.
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. It should be activated for
garments with a single bar under the
care label and for articles which feel
too hard after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be used with the
Cottons, Quick wash, Starch and Mixed
wash programmes.
If "Gentle action" is programmed into
the machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
The washing machine is delivered with
"Gentle action" de-activated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 60°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
= 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.
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
temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are
selected.
Top-up rinse should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Top-up rinse for Cottons
deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 40°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
does not flash
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has not
been activated.
flashes
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has been
activated.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Top-up rinse for
Cottons option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Memory function
If an additional option(s) is selected
for a programme, and / or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
When that particular programme is
chosen again, the display will show the
additional option(s) and / or spin speed
which have been stored for that
programme in the memory.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons 30°C position:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
does not flash
= the Memory function has not been
activated.
flashes
= the Memory
function is
activated.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
F Press the Start button to activate or
deactivate the Memory function
option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so
until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Soak
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be programmed in 30
minute increments for the soak
process.
A Press the Start button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
If the soak button is pressed the
selected soak time will be carried out
for the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
C Wait until the Start indicator light
comes on . . .
The machine is set as standard to a two
hour soak time.
E Turn the programme selector to the
Minimum iron 60°C position:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
D . . . and then release the Start
button.
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light will briefly flash once
every 2 seconds, to show that a soak
time of 2 hours is stored in memory.
F Each subsequent press on the Start
button selects a different setting.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence
indicator light:
– flashes x 1 = the soak time is
2 hours
(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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