Miele W 5824 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3824 WPS
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 171 200
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 or contact your Dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person.
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Contents
Caring for our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the washing machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin (No u) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Delay start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Descaling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the filter in the water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fault messages in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure . 40
Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
The Miele Waterproof system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Notes for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
To access programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
To select a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
To alter a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
To come out of programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Language F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Suds cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Temperature unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Keypad tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Standby display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Anti-crease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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Warning and Safety instructions
This washing machine conforms to
current safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however,
lead to personal injury and damage
to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the washing machine,
please read these instructions
carefully before using it for the first
time. They contain important
information on its installation, safety,
use and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure that new users are
familiar with the content. Pass them
on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ 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
cannot be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use
or operation.
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~ This washing machine is not
intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless
they are supervised whilst using it or
have been given instruction concerning
its use by a person responsible for their
safety.
Safety with children
~ Keep children away from the
washing machine at all times. It is not a
toy! To avoid the risk of injury do not
allow children to play on or near it or to
play with its controls. Supervise
children whilst you are using it.
~ Older children may only use the
washing machine if its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ For machines with a 'porthole' door,
remember that the porthole glass will
be hot when washing at very high
temperatures.
Do not let children touch it.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the washing
machine, check it for any externally
visible damage.
Do not install or use a damaged
washing machine.
~ Before connecting the washing
machine, ensure that the connection
data on the data plate (voltage and
connected load) match the mains
electricity supply. If in any doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
~ The electrical safety of this washing
machine can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between it and
an effective earthing system which
complies with current local and national
safety regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
present and regularly tested, and
where there is any doubt the household
wiring system should be inspected by a
qualified electrician. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for the
consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Do not connect the washing
machine to the mains electricity supply
by an extension lead. Extension leads
do not guarantee the required safety of
the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. Only when these parts are
fitted can the safety standards of the
machine be guaranteed.
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which Miele cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved service technician.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
machine until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
~ If the connection cable is faulty it
must only be replaced by a Miele
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.
~ In the event of a fault or for cleaning
purposes, the washing machine is only
completely isolated from the electricity
supply when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn, or the
screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ The Miele "Water protection system"
protects from water damage provided
the following conditions have been met:
– the machine is correctly plumbed in
and connected to the electricity
supply.
– if a fault has been identified, the
machine must be examined by a
competent person before further use,
and repaired if necessary.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the machine guarantee.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This washing machine may only be
used in mobile installations such as
ships if a risk assessment of the
installation has been carried out by a
suitably qualified engineer.
Correct use
~ Do not install your washing machine
in rooms where temperatures below
freezing may occur. Frozen hoses may
burst or split. The reliability of the
electronic control unit may be impaired
at temperatures below freezing point.
~ Before using the washing machine
for the first time, check that the transit
bars at the rear of the machine have
been removed (see section on
"Installation"). During spinning, a transit
bar 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
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.
~ 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. A
special descaling agent is available to
order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene,
in this machine, as this may result in
damage to component parts and create
toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a
fire and explosion hazard.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning
agents, e.g. those containing benzene,
to clean the outside surfaces of this
machine. They can cause damage to
plastic surfaces.
~ Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for use
in a domestic washing machine. Always
observe the manufacturer's instructions
carefully.
~ Only remove laundry from the
washing machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous
and could result in injury.
Accessories
~ Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele. If
other parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims will be invalidated.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
~ Colour run and dye removers
contain sulphur compounds which can
cause damage such as corrosion. Do
not use these products in this machine.
~ If liquid detergent comes into
contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately and retain the
packaging or label for reference. Those
with skin problems or sensitive skin
should avoid their skin coming into
contact with liquid detergent.
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Operating the washing machine
Control panel
a Extra option buttons
Various extra options can be added
to the washing programmes.
b Display
See the following page for more
information.
c Delay start button
For delaying the start time of a
programme.
d Temperature button
For selecting a temperature.
e Spin speed button
For selecting the final spin speed or
e (Rinse hold) or No u (Without
spin).
f PC / Optical interface
This is used by service technicians
to run diagnostic checks on your
machine and can also be used to
update programming data in the
future.
g Start/Stop button
For starting the programme selected
and cancelling a programme once it
has started.
h Programme selector
For selecting a programme. The
indicator light next to the selected
programme will come on. The
programme selector can be turned
clockwise or anti-clockwise.
i I-On/0-Off button
For switching the machine on or off.
j Door button
Opens the machine door.
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Operating the washing machine
Programme duration
After the start of a programme, the
estimated programme duration will
appear in the display in hours and
minutes.
When delay start is being used, the
programme duration will appear after
the delay start time has elapsed.
The following are selected via the
display:
– wash temperature
During the first 8 minutes the washing
machine measures how much water is
being absorbed by the laundry and
uses this to calculate the load. The
programme duration may be longer or
shorter depending on this absorbency
rate.
– spin speed
– delay start
– cancellation of a programme
– safety lock
– programmable functions
The display also shows:
– the programme duration
– the programme sequence
Delay start
The delay start time selected will
appear in the display.
After the Start/Stop button has been
pressed, the delay start time will start
counting down. If the delay start time is
more than 10 hours, it will count down
by the hour. If it is less than 9 hours and
59 minutes it will count down minute by
minute.
Once the delay start time has elapsed,
the programme begins and the
estimated programme duration shows
in the display.
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements. In
programming mode, the display will
show the function selected.
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Before using for the first time
Setting the language
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See
"Installation and connection". Also
check that the drain filter is securely
tightened to prevent the risk of water
leaks during use.
This washing machine has
undergone a thorough functional test
in the factory and there will be some
residual water in the drum from this
process.
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.
You will be asked to select the
language you require for the display. It
is possible to change the language at
any time via the programmable
functions.
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deutsch
^ If the language shown is not the one
you want, select the language you do
want by turning the programme
selector. Confirm your selection by
pressing the Start/Stop button.
Reminder to remove transit bars
To avoid the risk of damage, the
transit bars must be removed before
the machine is used for the first time.
See "Installation and connection" for
instructions on how to do this.
^ After removing the transit bars (if this
has not already been done by your
fitter), press the Start/Stop button.
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.
Running your first programme
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Open the stopcock.
If the washing machine is being
switched on for the first time, the
welcome screen will appear.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The welcome screen will appear in
the display every time the machine is
switched on until a programme
lasting longer than 1 hour has been
completed.
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Run a Cottons 60°C programme without
any laundry and without detergent.
^ At the end of the programme switch
the machine off.
The machine is now ready for use.
Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most out of your
machine, load the maximum dry load
for the programme you are using.
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Automatic and Express
programmes for small loads.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed using the Cottons
programme, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water, time and energy
used. This may mean that the time
left shown in the display is adjusted
during the course of the wash
programme.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme,
instead of the Cottons 95°C
programme will give energy savings
of between 35% and 45%. This is
sufficient for most levels of soiling.
– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the 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).
Choosing the correct extra option
(Short and Pre-wash)
Select:
– A wash programme together with the
Short extra option for light to normal
soiling where there are no obvious
marks.
– A wash programme without any extra
options for normal to heavy soiling
with visible staining.
– The Pre-wash extra option for laundry
with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust,
sand).
When drying with a tumble dryer
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
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How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
The headings numbered A, B, C, . . .
show the operating sequence and can
be used as brief instructions.
A Sort the laundry
,If you use a solvent-based clean-
ing agent (e.g. one containing benzene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure
that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons)
are protected, and that the cleaning
agent is rinsed off before washing the
garment in the machine.
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments and
components in the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft colourfast cloth. Do not rub!
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's
instructions. With particularly stubborn
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.
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Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being included in
a mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
inside out, if recommended by the
manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
small items from being rolled up
inside them.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label. (h symbol)
How to wash correctly
B Switch on the washing machine
D Select a programme
C Load the drum
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
in the drum. Mixing both large and
small items gives better wash results
and also helps distribute the load
evenly during spinning.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this causes creases and reduces
cleaning efficiency.
Make sure that no garments are
caught between the drum door and
seal.
^ Turn the programme selector
clockwise or anti-clockwise to the
required programme. The
programme indicator light for the
programme selected will come on.
E Select a temperature / spin speed
The suggested temperature and/or spin
speed can be changed.
1:49
60°
1600
^ Press the Temperature button to alter
the temperature and press the Spin
speed button to alter the spin speed.
^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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How to wash correctly
F Select an extra option(s)
Water plus
The water level in the main wash and
the rinses will be increased if the Water
plus option is selected.
However, you can select other settings
for Water plus. These are described in
"Programmable functions".
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt
e.g. dust, sand.
^ Select any extra options by pressing
the appropriate button. The relevant
indicator light will come on to show
which extra option has been
selected.
Not all the extra options are suitable for
use with every programme.
You can only select extra options which
are compatible with the basic
programme being used.
Short
For light to normal soiling with no visible
staining.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.
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Buzzer
An audible tone sounds repeatedly at
the end of a programme and when
Rinse hold is reached. The buzzer will
sound repeatedly until the machine is
switched off. The volume of the buzzer
can be changed, see "Programmable
functions".
G Select Delay start (if required)
The start of a programme can be
delayed from 30 minutes up to 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
See "Delay start" for more information.
How to wash correctly
H Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the
laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
. . . too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i
Detergent for the pre-wash (divide
the total recommended amount as
follows: add 1/3 to compartment i
and 2/3 to compartment j)
– Higher water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
j
Detergent for the main wash
§
Fabric conditioner or liquid starch
^ Close the detergent drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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How to wash correctly
I Start the programme
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
If a delay start time has been selected,
then this will count down in the display.
At the end of the delay start time or immediately after the programme has
started (if no delay start time has been
selected) the estimated programme
duration will appear in the display.
During the first 8 minutes the machine
measures how much water is being
absorbed by the laundry. The
programme duration may be longer or
shorter depending on this absorbency
rate.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The washing
machine shows you when each section
of the programme is reached.
J Remove the laundry when the
programme has finished
In the anti-crease phase after the
programme has finished, the following
will appear alternately in the display:
0:00
Anti-crease
and
0:00
Finish
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
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Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become
discoloured themselves.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
^ Switch the machine off with the
I-On/0-Off button.
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these
remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
rpm
Cottons
1600
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
600
Woollens
1200
Silks
400
Express
1600
Automatic
1200
Shirts
600
Denim
900
Outerwear
800
Dark garments
1200
Spin
1600
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart above.
Rinse and interim spin
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the
final spin speed will also reduce the
interim spin speed. If a spin speed of
less than 700 rpm is selected for a
Cottons programme, an additional rinse
is introduced.
^ Select the e setting using the Spin
speed button. The laundry will not be
spun and will remain suspended in
the final rinse water. This reduces
creasing if the laundry is not going to
be removed from the drum immediately after the end of the programme.
– To start the final spin:
The washing machine will display the
maximum spin speed possible. You
can select a spin speed lower than
this. Start the final spin by pressing
the Start/Stop button.
– To end the programme:
Press the Door button. The water will
drain away. Press the Door button
again to open the door.
To omit rinse and interim spin and
the final spin (No u)
^ Select the No u setting using the
Spin speed button. The laundry is not
spun after the final rinse. The water
will drain away and the machine will
go straight into the anti-crease stage.
An additional rinse is introduced if
this setting is selected with the
Cottons, Minimum iron, Express and
Automatic programmes.
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Delay start
Delay start allows you to choose when
you want the programme to start. The
start of a programme can be delayed
from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
Altering delay start
Selecting delay start
^ Press the Delay start button until
24 h appears in the display. Then
press the Delay start button again
briefly to cancel delay start.
^ Press the Delay start button. The
following will appear in the display:
0:30 ,
60°
1600
^ Each press on the Delay start button
increases the delay start time:
– in 30 minute steps up to 10 hours,
– in 1 hour steps from 10 hours
upwards.
If you keep the Delay start button
pressed in, the time will continue to
count up to 24 hours.
Activating delay start
^ Press the Start/Stop button to activate
delay start. The following will appear
in the display:
4:30 , until start
After the delay start time has elapsed,
the washing programme will start and
the estimated programme duration and
the programme sequence will show in
the display.
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You can change the delay start time at
any time by pressing the Delay start
button.
Cancelling delay start before delay
start has been activated
If you cancel delay start after the delay
start time has started counting down,
the washing programme will start immediately.
Programme chart
Cottons 9ö8E76*
Fabric
30°C to 95°C
Max. load 6.0 kg
Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option
Minimum iron
43218E76*
30°C to 60°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric
Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. If fabrics have a
high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme
the machine for "Gentle action". See "Programmable functions".
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Delicates 4321ac*
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Fabric
For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres,
rayon and easy care cottons.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable
by the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
deselect the spin.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash
Woollens /ac*
Fabric
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics.
If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the
cold setting.
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Programme chart
Silks /c*
cold to 30°C
Max. load 1.0 kg
Fabric
Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g.
satin, lace and silk.
Note
Place tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Extra option
Water plus
Express 76*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric
Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can
be washed in a Cottons programme.
Note
This programme can be used for rinsing individual items. Select
the cold setting, and do not add any detergent.
Extra option
Water plus
Automatic 7621*
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Fabric
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum
iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Note
The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin
speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure
the best possible care and wash result for each item.
Shirts
Notes
cold to 60°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
– Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
Extra options Short, Water plus
Denim
Notes
cold to 60°C
– Wash denim inside out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and will run during the first
few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash
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Max. load 3.0 kg
Programme chart
Outerwear
cold to 40°C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Garment
Outerwear made from micro-fibres such as Gore-Tex®,
SYMPATEX®, WINDSTOPPER® etc.
Notes
– Zip up jackets before washing.
– Do not use fabric conditioner.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Dark garments
cold to 40°C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Item
Black and dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
Extra option
Short
Spin
Notes
– Drain only: Select No u.
– Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
* Please note that the "buckets" represent garment care label symbols. See
"Garment care label symbols".
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Interim
spin
Final
spin
Cottons
d
a
(
2-41)
L
L
Minimum iron
(
c
e
2-32)
L
L
Delicates
e
d
e
3
–
L
Woollens
e
e
e
2
L
L
Silks
e
e
e
2
Express
d
b
Automatic
(
Shirts
–
L
d
2-3
2)
L
L
abc
e
2-32)
L
L
e
c
e
2
–
L
Denim
(
c
e
3
–
L
Outerwear
e
d
e
3
L
L
Dark garments
(
b
d
3
L
L
–
–
–
–
–
L
Spin
d = Low water level
( = Medium water level
e = High water level
a=
b=
c=
d=
e=
3)
Intensive rhythm
Normal rhythm
Gentle rhythm
Sensitive rhythm
Handwash rhythm
See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.
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Programme sequence
This machine has fully electronic
controls with automatic load
recognition. It takes in the right amount
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry
and its absorbency rate. This means
that programme cycles and durations
can vary.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Extra
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the Woollens
programme, the drum continues to turn
at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help
prevent creasing. The door can be
opened and laundry removed at any
time during the anti-crease phase.
1)
The display shows the stage the
programme has reached.
A second rinse is carried out when a
temperature of 60°C to 95°C has
been selected. A third rinse is
carried out when a temperature
below 60°C is selected.
A third/fourth rinse is carried out if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– No u has been selected
2)
A third rinse takes place
automatically if:
No u has been selected
3)
In the Outerwear programme,
laundry is only spun after the main
wash.
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Garment care label symbols
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicates the
level of agitation permitted.
9
No bar under the symbol: =
normal agitation
4
One bar under the symbol: =
reduced agitation
c
Two bars under the symbol: =
much reduced agitation
/
Hand wash (if no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
Drying
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature
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q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
I
Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
approx. 200°C)
H
Medium hot iron (max sole
plate temp. approx. 150°C)
G
Cool iron (max sole plate
temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
steam iron garments carrying
this symbol.
J
Do not iron
Professional cleaning
f
p
Dry clean only. The letters
indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.
w
Professional Wet Clean only
D
Do not dry clean
Bleaching
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine
bleach
z
Do not bleach
Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
Cancel programme
Temperature
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button
again.
It is possible to select a different
temperature up to 5 minutes after the
programme has started.
The suds will be pumped away.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Temperature button.
^ Press the Door button.
Spin speed
If you want to select a different
programme:
It is possible to change the spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
^ Press the Spin speed button.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again.
^ Check that there is still detergent in
the detergent drawer. Add detergent,
if necessary.
^ Select and start a new programme.
Interrupting a programme
Extra options
It is possible to select or deselect the
Short and Water plus extra options up
to five minutes after the programme has
started.
A programme cannot be cancelled
or changed if the safety lock has
been activated.
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/
0-Off button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
I-On/0-Off button.
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Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the Door button to open the
drum door.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the drum door.
The programme will continue
automatically.
Please note:
Once a programme has started the
machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load.
For this reason, if laundry is added or
removed after the start of a programme,
the machine will always complete the
programme cycle assuming a full load
which can lead to an increase in the
programme duration shown in the
display.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the machine
from being opened, the programme
from being cancelled or the machine
from being switched off during a
wash programme.
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
button after the programme has
started.
Stop or in 3 secs 0
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the
following appears in the display:
Locked 0
The safety lock is now activated. It is
deactivated automatically at the end of
the programme.
The door cannot be opened, if:
To deactivate the safety lock
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
button after the programme has
started.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
If you press the Door button when the
above conditions are present, the
following will appear in the display:
:
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Door locked
Unlock in 3 secs 0
^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
until the time has elapsed and the
following appears in the display:
Unlocked 1
Detergent
The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads, but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others, and may not be
suitable for programmes with short durations. Do not use biological detergents on
silk, as the enzymes may damage the silk. Instructions for use and recommended
dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed using a ball provided by the manufacturer
for programmes without a pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container
from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment
j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for
the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
All purpose
detergent for
whites*
Detergent for
coloured fabrics*
Cottons
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
Delicates
Woollens
Silks
Detergent for
delicates
X
Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and woollens
Express
X
X
Automatic
X
X
Shirts
X
X
Denim
X1)
Outerwear
Dark garments
X
1)
X
1) Only use liquid detergent
* Powder detergent, tablet detergent, liquid detergent and liquid tab detergent
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Detergent
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry
– The soiling level of the laundry
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on
soiling.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
Water softener
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in hard
water areas. Dispense according to the
amount specified on the packaging.
First add detergent and then the water
softener.
Miele branded water softening tablets
are available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water
softener.
Washing with several
components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the
following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softeners
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners
make garments soft to handle and help
prevent static cling when tumble
drying.
Starch
stiffens and gives body to items of
laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed
linen.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube and the
fabric conditioner channel, regularly.
See "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer". Do not use
powder starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch in the §
compartment as it will clog up.
Colour run and dye removers /
dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
before cleaning the machine.
,The washing machine must not
be hosed down.
A range of Miele branded cleaning and
conditioning agents are available to
order from your Miele dealer, the Miele
Spare Parts Department, or via the
internet on www.miele-shop.com
External casing and fascia
panel
Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and 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 the detergent
dispenser drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
Clean the casing using a Miele E-Cloth,
or with a mild non-abrasive cleaning
agent or soap and water using a well
wrung-out cloth. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
^ The drum and any stainless steel
outer panels can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent following the
manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic
surfaces and other components
because of the chemicals they
contain.
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^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
^ Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under
warm running water. Clean the
siphon tube in the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon and siphon tube
regularly. A build-up of starch will
cause them to get clogged.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
Descaling the machine
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.
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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
machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national
safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
The display remains
dark, and the Start/
Stop button indicator
light does not come
on.
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.
You are asked to enter Access via a code has Enter the code and confirm
a code.
been activated.
the entry. Deactivate the code
if you do not wish this
message to appear in the
display the next time the
machine is switched on.
The display is dark.
The display has
switched off
automatically to save
energy (Standby
mode).
Press a button. Standby
comes to an end.
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Problem solving guide
Fault messages in the display
Problem
; lights up in the
display and
Drain fault
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Water inlet
fault
Possible cause
– The water outlet is
– Clean the drain filter and
blocked or
the drain pump.
restricted.
– The maximum delivery
head is 1 m.
– The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
– The water inlet is
blocked or
restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
properly.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
– the water pressure is too
low.
The water protection
system has reacted.
Call the Service Department.
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
Excessive foam has
built up during
washing.
Use less detergent next time
and follow the manufacturer's
instructions on dosage given
on the packaging.
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Remedy A
Waterproof
fault
flashes.
; lights up in the
display and
Technical
fault
flashes.
Anti-crease
Chk detergent
flashes in the display.
A To switch off the fault message: Switch the machine off with I-On/0-Off button.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
Possible cause
The machine feet are not
level.
Remedy
Level the machine (see
"Installation").
The laundry has not been The machine detected an
spun properly and is still imbalance during the final
wet.
spin and reduced the
spin speed automatically.
Include both large and
small items in the load as
this will give better
distribution.
The laundry has not spun The spin speed selected
satisfactorily.
was too low.
Select a higher spin
speed next time.
The pump makes strange This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
noises.
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
There is a lot of
detergent residue in the
detergent drawer.
The water pressure is too – Clean the water inlet
low.
filter.
– Select Water plus.
Powder detergent used
with water softeners can
be sticky.
Add washing powder
and then add the water
softener.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not
completely dispensed or correctly positioned or is
too much water remains clogged up.
in the § compartment.
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has
been selected in the
Programmable functions
- Language J menu.
Set the language you
want. The flag symbol
will guide you.
When laundry is dry, it
feels hard to the touch.
Too vigorous wash action. Programme in gentle
action and more water.
Not enough detergent
used.
Increase detergent dose
to prevent limescale
build-up in laundry.
No fabric conditioner
used
Use fabric conditioner in
last rinse.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergent
does not give the
required result.
Liquid detergents
usually contain no
bleaching agents.
They do not remove
fruit, coffee and tea
stains.
Grey, greasy
particles cling to
washed laundry.
Insufficient amounts of – Use more detergent.
detergent were used – Before washing the next load
to break down the
run a Cottons 95°C programme
particles of grease in
with powder detergent but
heavily soiled laundry.
without a load.
A stale smell is in
the drum and on
laundry.
Low temperature
washing.
White residues
which look like
powder detergent
are seen on dark
textiles after
washing.
– Try and brush off the residues
The detergent
contained compounds
with a soft brush once the
(zeolites) to aid water
laundry is dry.
softening which are
– Wash dark textiles using a
not soluble in water.
detergent which contains no
They have ended up
zeolites. Liquid detergents
on the laundry.
usually contain no zeolites.
– Use the Dark garments
programme.
Clothes are coming Programme was
out creased.
overloaded.
– Use a general purpose
detergent containing a
bleaching agent.
– Pour stain removers into
compartment j of the
dispenser drawer and liquid
detergent into a dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and
liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
– Before washing the next load
run a Cottons 95°C programme
with powder detergent but
without a load.
– Reduce quantity of clothes in
drum.
– Check care labels and the
The wrong
programme was used.
programme chart.
– Use easy iron conditioners.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button
Possible cause
Remedy
The machine is not
Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or
connected to the
switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
electricity supply and/or is
not switched on.
The safety lock has been
activated.
Deactivate the safety lock as described in
"Changing the programme sequence - Safety
lock".
Access via a code has
been activated.
Deactivate the code as described in
"Programmable functions - Code".
Power cut.
Open the drum door as described in the next
section.
The door was not correctly Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
engaged.
and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described
in the next section.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
25 litres of water will be retained in the
machine.
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding!
Procedure for draining the machine
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
runs out.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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To interrupt the flow of water:
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
,Make sure the drain filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
^ Clean it thoroughly.
^ Pull the emergency release
downwards (see illustration). The
drum door will open.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impeller by
hand to check that it rotates freely.
Any foreign object causing an
obstruction should be removed.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please
contact:
– your Miele Dealer or
– the Miele Customer Contact Centre
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your machine, both of which
are shown on the data plate visible
above the porthole glass when the door
is open.
Future updates (PC)
The indicator light marked PC is the
interface used by Miele service
technicians during servicing work for
testing purposes and for updating the
machine's programme data.
Appliance guarantee
Please see the guarantee card
supplied with your machine.
Optional accessories
Optional accessories for this washing
machine are available from your Miele
Dealer, the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
h Detergent dispenser drawer
b Electricity supply cable
i Drum door
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
j Access to drain filter, drain pump
and emergency release
g Control panel
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
b Electricity supply cable
c Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system
d Drain hose
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e Transit bar covers
f Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
g Restraining clips for transit bars
when removed
Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable
installation surface for a washing
machine, being far less prone to
vibration during the spin cycle than
wooden floorboards or a carpeted
surface.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it
protrudes to the rear of the washing
machine as well as by the handle
recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:
^ The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit bars
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ We recommend a plywood base
(at least 59x52x3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables.
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spinning
using retaining clips (available from
the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,To avoid the risk of injury the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after the transit bars have
been removed.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
,The washing machine must not
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them in a safe place for future
use. They must be re-fitted if the
machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
Incorrect installation may increase
electricity and water consumption and
may cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is
delivered.
^ Use a spirit level to check the
machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must be
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise
there is the danger of the machine
moving about.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise
direction. Then turn counter nut 2
together with foot 1 to unscrew.
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Installation and connection
Washer and Dryer stack
The fitting of building under kits and
stacking kits must only be
undertaken by qualified and
competent persons, in accordance
with the instructions supplied with
the kit.
Building under a continuous
worktop/in a kitchen run
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A "WTV"
stacking kit* is necessary and can be
purchased from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Please note
If you wish to push your machine under
a worktop and there is space to do this
without removing the lid, the
conversion kit is not necessary.
Otherwise the conversion kit is
essential.
– A special building under conversion
kit* is required.
To ensure electrical safety, the
washing machine lid must be
replaced by the cover plate supplied
with the conversion kit.
– For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from
your Dealer or the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
The Miele Waterproof system
The Miele Waterproof system protects
the washing machine from water
damage.
The system consists of three main
components:
1) the inlet hose
2) the electronic unit and the washing
machine housing
3) the drain hose
1) Inlet hose
– The inlet hose is fitted with an
additional electrical safety valve
which works like an automatic
stopcock and is housed in the inlet
hose connection box.
– It is pressure tested to between
7,000 and 10,000 kPa.
– The inlet hose has a protective
sleeve.
Any leaking water from the inlet hose
is fed into the sump through this
protective sleeve. A float switches off
the safety valve, preventing any
more water from flowing into the
machine and water in the suds
container is pumped away.
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2) Electronic unit and washing
machine housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the safety valves,
preventing any more water from
flowing into the machine and water in
the suds container is pumped away.
– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
3) Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being
emptied completely.
Installation and connection
Connection to the water supply
,The plastic casing of the safety
valve contains electrical
components. The Waterproof system
must only be connected to its own
stopcock. It must not be connected
to mixer taps or similar and must not
be fitted in areas where there is the
risk of water or other liquids
reaching it.
The machine should be connected to
the mains water supply in accordance
with local and national safety
regulations. The German authorities do
not require it to have a non-return valve
as the washing machine has been
designed to comply with DIN
regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between 100
and 1,000 kPa (1-10 bar). If it is higher
than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a
pressure reducing valve.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4" thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
,The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
Do not get wet.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply
and connection to a household
water softener is not recommended.
The protective sleeve of the hose
must not be damaged or kinked.
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Installation and connection
Maintenance and care
If you intend to unscrew the Miele
Waterproof system hose from the
stopcock it is essential to disconnect
the machine from the electricity supply
first.
Only use a Miele Waterproof system
hose should you need a replacement.
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the dirt filter in the water inlet
valve connection must not be
removed.
Extension hose
A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose
is available from your Miele dealer or
the Miele Spare Parts Department as an
optional extra.
This hose is tested to withstand
pressures of up to 14,000 kPa and can
be used as a flexible extension to the
water supply.
N.B. Using this hose renders the
Waterproof system safety valve on the
inlet hose ineffective.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
Please note:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*. The
drain hose must not be kinked as this
restricts drainage. The swivel elbow at
the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required, with a sharp twist and pull.
If required, the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 m. The
necessary parts can purchased from
the Miele Spare Parts Department or
your Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.8 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
Drain hose connection:
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
Please note the following:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
a Adapter
b Nut
c Hose clip
d End of the hose
^ Fit adapter a to the sink drain outlet
using nut b.
^ Attach the end of the hose d to
adapter a.
^ Use a screwdriver to tighten hose
clip c up close to the nut.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance.
Otherwise there is a risk of water
overflowing or of some of the drained
water being sucked back into the
machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic
drain pipe with a rubber nipple.
There is no need to use a non-return
valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
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Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
current national and local safety
regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply.
Please ensure the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a suitable residual current device
(RCD). Contact a qualified electrician
for advice.
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Consumption data
Load
Cottons
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
Short
Normal
95°C
6.0 kg
1.99
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2 h 09 min
60°C1)
6.0 kg
1.02
47
1 h 49 min
60°C
3.0 kg
0.73
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40°C1)
6.0 kg
0.65
59
2)
3.0 kg
0.36
39
59 min
40°C1)
3.0 kg
0.50
55
59 min
40°C
Minimum iron
Consumption data
1 h 02 min
2 h 04 min
49 min
1 h 19 min
Delicates
30°C
2.0 kg
0.35
69
Woollens /
30°C
2.0 kg
0.23
39
–
39 min
59 min
Silks /
30°C
1.0 kg
0.25
39
–
36 min
Express
40°C
3.0 kg
0.30
34
–
30 min
Automatic
40°C
3.5 kg
0.35 - 0.50
40 - 55
–
1 h 18 min
Shirts
60°C
2.0 kg
1.00
59
1 h 02 min
1 h 12 min
Denim
40°C
3.0 kg
0.50
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50 min
1 h 00 min
Outerwear
40°C
2.0 kg
0.45
59
53 min
1 h 03 min
Dark garments
40°C
3.0 kg
0.60
60
1 h 05 min
1 h 15 min
Notes for test institutes:
1)
EN 60456 test programme
2)
Short programme for test institutes; the Short extra option must be selected.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any extra options
selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
580 mm
Depth with door open
975 mm
Weight
94 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
6 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate / plug
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure minimum
100 kPa (1 bar)
Water flow pressure maximum
1000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
1.60 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
see data plate
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Programmable functions
for changing default settings
The programmable functions are used to alter the machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements.
Programmable functions can be altered at any time.
Programmable functions
To access programmable functions
The programmable functions are
accessed via the Start/Stop button
and the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
A Press the Start/Stop button and keep
it pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B-C.
B Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
C As soon as . . .
Language !...
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
To select a programmable function
D Turn the programme selector until
the programmable function you
require appears in the display.
E Press the Start/Stop button to confirm
your selection.
To alter a programmable function
You can see the different options
available for a programmable function
by turning the programme selector.
The option which is currently set will
have a tick L beside it.
F Turn the programme selector until
the option you want appears in the
display.
G Press the Start/Stop button to
activate this option.
To come out of programmable
functions
H Turn the programme selector until
Back A appears in the display.
I Press the Start/Stop button.
Language F
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
The flag J after the word Language
acts as a guide to prevent a language
which will not be understood from
being set.
The language selected is saved to
memory.
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Programmable functions
Water plus
This programmable function is used
to select the water intake setting for
the Water plus extra option.
There are three different options:
Water +
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
The water level is increased in the wash
and rinse stages.
Extra rinse
An extra rinse is introduced.
Water+ & Extra rinse
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an
additional rinse is also introduced.
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled items more
gently. It should be activated for
garments with a single bar under the
care label and for articles which feel
too hard after they have been dried.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and the Minimum iron
programmes.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Gentle action setting deactivated.
Suds cooling
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end
of the main wash to cool the suds
down. Hot suds can damage plastic
drainage pipes.
Suds cooling takes place when
temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are
selected.
Suds cooling should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The machine is delivered with Suds
cooling deactivated.
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Programmable functions
Code
A code can be used to lock the
electronics on the washing machine
to prevent it being used without your
knowledge.
When the code has been activated, you
have to enter a code after switching the
washing machine on. Otherwise the
washing machine cannot be operated.
Code ...
1
2
5
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Code activated
Once the machine is switched off, it
can only be used again if the code is
entered.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
To use the washing machine when
the code is activated
To activate the code
When the machine is switched on
again, the display will request the code.
Activate
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
^ Enter code 125 as described above
and confirm the entry.
The display will now request that a
code is entered.
The washing machine is now unlocked
and ready for use.
To enter the code
To deactivate the code
The code is 125 and cannot be altered.
Make sure the washing machine is
switched off and the door is properly
closed. Press the Start/Stop button and
keep it pressed in whilst you press the
l-On/0-Off button in.
O
__ __
^ Turn the programme selector until the
first number appears in the display.
^ Confirm your selection of the number
by pressing the Start/Stop button.
^ Repeat the process until all three
numbers have been entered.
As soon as . . .
O
__ __
. . . appears in the display, release
the Start/Stop button.
^ Now enter the code and press the
Start/Stop button.
^ Select Code and confirm Deactivate.
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Programmable functions
Temperature unit
You can chose for the temperature to
be displayed as °C/Celsius or
°F/Fahrenheit.
The machine is delivered with
°C/Celsius as the default setting.
Keypad tone
An audible tone sounds each time a
button is pressed.
The machine is delivered with the
keypad tone deactivated.
Brightness
Buzzer
When the buzzer function has been
activated, an audible tone sounds at
the end of a programme or when
Rinse hold is reached.
There are two volumes:
There are ten different display
brightness settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
The machine is delivered with the
display brightness on setting 5.
Normal
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
(the machine is delivered with this
option as the default setting.)
Contrast
The buzzer sounds at the end of a
programme or when Rinse hold is
reached.
There are ten different display
contrast settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
Loud
The buzzer sounds at maximum volume
Loud at the end of a programme or
when Rinse hold is reached.
The machine is delivered with the
display contrast on setting 5.
This will change as soon as a different
setting is chosen.
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Programmable functions
Standby display
To save energy, the display goes out
and the indicator light for the Start/
Stop button will start flashing slowly.
The display will always go out,
– if a programme is not selected within
10 minutes of the machine being
switched on.
– 10 minutes after the end of a
programme.
Pressing one of the buttons switches
the display back on again.
You can also choose whether you want
the display to go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started or to remain
visible throughout the programme.
On
The standby function is switched on.
When this option is selected, the
display will go out 10 minutes after a
programme has started.
Not in current prog.
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
The standby function is switched off.
The display will remain visible during a
programme.
Memory
The washing machine will store the
most recently selected settings
(programme, temperature, spin
speed and any extra options) in
memory once the programme has
started.
These settings will appear in the
display the next time the machine is
switched on.
The machine is delivered with the
memory function deactivated.
Anti-crease
Anti-crease helps prevent creasing if
laundry is not normally removed
immediately after the end of a
programme.
The drum will turn at intervals for up to
30 minutes after the programme has
finished.
The door can be opened and laundry
removed at any time during the
anti-crease phase.
On
(the machine is delivered with this
option selected)
Anti-crease is activated.
Off
Anti-crease is deactivated.
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