Siemens SN 25 M 230 EU dishwasher

 en Instructions for use
Safety instructions . . . . . . .
Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In daily use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Children in the household . . . .
Childproof lock (door lock) . . . .
Childproof lock (button lock) . .
Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting to know your appliance
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliance interior . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water softening system . . .
Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using salt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching off salt refill indicator/
water softening system . . . . . . .
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting amount of rinse-aid . . .
Switching off rinse-aid refill indicator
Utensils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Not suitable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass and utensil damage . . . .
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . .
Unloading the dishwasher . . . .
Cups and glasses . . . . . . . . . . .
Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutlery basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding spikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Small accessories holder . . . . .
Adjusting the height of the basket
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of programmes . .
Programme selection . . . . . . . .
Information about comparability tests
Additional options . . . . . . . .
Saving time (VarioSpeed) . . . . .
Half load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntensiveZone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extra drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing the dishes . . . . . . .
Programme data . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aqua sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching on the appliance . . .
Remaining running time display
Timer programming . . . . . . . . . .
End of programme . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching off the appliance . . .
Interrupting the programme . . .
Terminating the programme (Reset)
Changing the programme . . . .
Intensive drying . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance and care . . . .
Overall condition of the machine
Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spray arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waste water pump . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . .
... when the appliance is switched on
... on the appliance . . . . . . . . . .
... changing settings . . . . . . . . .
... during the wash cycle . . . . . .
... on the utensils . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer service . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . .
Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waste-water connection . . . . . .
Fresh-water connection . . . . . .
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . .
Removing the appliance . . . . . .
Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protection against frost . . . . . . .
Waste disposal . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Old appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions
Check the packaging and dishwasher
immediately for damage caused in
transit. Do not switch on a damaged
appliance, but contact your supplier.
Please dispose of the packaging
material in an environmentally friendly
Do not let children play with packaging
and its parts. There is a risk of suffocation from collapsible boxes and film.
Read the “Installation” chapter to learn
how to install and connect the appliance
In daily use
Use the dishwasher only in the
household and only for its designed
purpose, i.e. for washing domestic
Do not lean or sit on the open door.
The appliance could tip.
Please note that free-standing
appliances may tip over if the baskets
are overloaded.
Do not add any solvents to the washing
chamber. Danger of explosion!
Open the door carefully when the
programme is still running. There is
a risk of hot water spraying out of the
To prevent injuries, e.g. caused by
stumbling, open the dishwasher only
briefly in order to load and unload the
Read and observe the safety information and instructions for use on the
packaging for cleaning and rinsing
Knives and other utensils with sharp points
must be placed in the cutlery basket with
the points downwards or horizontally on
the knife shelf *.
* depending on model
Children in the household
If fitted, use the childproof lock.
An exact description can be found
in the back of the envelope.
Do not allow children to play with
or operate the appliance.
Keep children away from detergents
and rinse aid. These may cause
chemical burns in the mouth, throat
and eyes or asphyxiation.
Keep children away from open
dishwasher. The water in the rinsing
compartment is not drinking water and
could contain detergent residue.
Ensure that children do not place
fingers in the tablet collecting tray 22 .
Small fingers could become caught in
the slots.
If the appliance is installed at eye-level,
ensure when opening and closing the
door that children are not caught or
crushed between the appliance door
and the cupboard door situated below.
Childproof lock (door lock)
The description of the childproof lock
is at the back in the envelope.
Childproof lock (button lock)
You can secure your appliance to prevent
unintentional cancellation of the
programme (e.g. incorrect operation
by children).
Activating the button lock:
Start the required programme.
Hold down the button B for
is indicated
approx. 4 sec. until this
on the digital display.
If any button is pressed while the
is indicated
programme is running, this
on the digital display. It is not possible to
end (reset) the programme.
Deactivating the button lock:
Hold down the button B for
approx. 4 sec. until the display
goes out.
When the programme ends (
the digital display), the button lock is
cancelled. If there is a power failure,
the button lock is retained. Whenever
a programme is restarted, the button lock
must be reactivated.
The appliance may be repaired and
opened up by a technician only. To do
this, disconnect the appliance from the
power supply. Pull out the mains plug
or switch off the fuse. Turn off the tap.
Make redundant appliances unusable
to prevent subsequent accidents.
Dispose of the appliance in an
environmentally friendly manner.
Getting to know your
Diagrams of the control panel and the
interior of the appliance can be found
in the envelope at the front.
Individual positions are referred to in the
Control panel
* depending on model
** Number depending on model
Appliance interior
Children could become locked in the
appliance (risk of suffocation) or find
themselves in other dangerous situations.
Therefore: Pull out the mains plug, sever
and dispose of the power cord. Destroy
the door lock so that the door can no
longer be closed.
ON/OFF switch
Programme buttons **
Door Opener
Timer programming *
Additional options **
START button
Display “Check water supply”
Salt refill indicator
Rinse-aid refill indicator
Digital display
Top basket
Knife shelf *
Tablet collecting tray
Top spray arm
Bottom spray arm
Dispenser for salt
Cutlery basket
Bottom basket
Dispenser for rinse aid
Detergent dispenser
Lock for detergent dispenser
Rating plate
* depending on model
Water softening system
To ensure good washing results,
the dishwasher requires soft water,
i.e. containing low amounts of lime,
otherwise white limescale will be
deposited on the utensils and inner
Tap water above 7_ dH (from set value
) must be softened.
The water is softened with salt
(regeneration salt) in the water softening
system of the dishwasher.
The setting and therefore the required
amount of salt depends on the degree
of hardness of your tap water (see table).
The amount of salt dispensed can be set
Sal is not required at the set value
Find out about the hardness value
of your tap water. Your water supply
company will assist you.
Set value can be found in the water
hardness table.
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
Hold down programme button A
and press START button 6 until on
the digital display is indicated
Release both buttons.
The LED for button A flashes and
the digital display displays the factory
To change the setting,
press programme button C .
Each time the button is pressed, the set
value increases by one level; when the
has been reached, the
value of
display jumps back to
Press START button 6 .
The chosen setting has now been
Water hardness table
Using salt
Always refill with salt immediately before
switching on the appliance. This ensures
that overrun salt solution is immediately
washed out and does not corrode the
rinsing tank.
Open the screw-type cap of the
compartment 25 .
Fill the tank with water (only required
when switching on the appliance for
the first time).
Then add salt (not table salt).
The water is displaced and runs out.
As soon as the salt refill indicator 8
on the fascia is lit, top up the salt.
Switching off salt refill
indicator/water softening
If the salt refill indicator 8 is impaired
(e.g. when using combined detergents
containing salt component), it can be
switched off.
Proceed as described under “Setting
water softening system” and set the
value to
The water softening system and salt
refill indicator are now switched off.
Never fill the salt dispenser with
detergent. You will destroy the water
softening system.
To prevent corrosion, always refill with
salt immediately before switching on the
* depending on model
Using detergents with salt
If combined detergents with a salt
component are used, salt can usually be
omitted up to a water hardness of 21 dH
(37 fH, 26 Clarke, 3.7 mmol/l). If the water
hardness is over 21 dH, salt must be
Rinse aid
As soon as the rinse-aid refill indicator
lights up on the control panel 9 ,
refill with rinse aid.
The rinse aid is required for stain-free
utensils and clear glasses.
Use only rinse aid for domestic
Combined detergents with rinse-aid
component may be used up to a water
hardness of 21_ dH (37_ fH, 26_ Clarke,
3,7 mmol/l) only. If the water hardness
is over 21_ dH, rinse-aid must be used.
Open the dispenser 29 by lifting
the plate on the cover.
Carefully pour in the rinse aid to just
below the edge of the filler opening.
Setting amount of rinse-aid
The amount of rinse-aid dispensed can be
set from
. The factory setting
Do not change the amount of rinse-aid
unless streaks (select lower setting) or
water stains (select higher setting) are left
on the utensils.
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
Hold down programme button A
and press START button 6 until on
the digital display is indicated
Release both buttons.
The LED for button A flashes and
the digital display displays the factory
Press programme button A until the
factory set value
is indicated on
the digital display 10 .
To change the setting,
press programme button C .
Each time the button is pressed, the set
value increases by one level; when the
has been reached, the
value of
display jumps back to
Press START button 6 .
The set value is saved.
Switching off rinse-aid refill
Close cover until it clicks shut.
To prevent excessive foam formation
during the next rinse cycle, remove
any rinse aid which has run over with
a cloth.
If the rinse-aid refill indicator 9 is
impaired (e.g. when using combined
detergents containing rinse-aid
component), it can be switched off.
Proceed as described under “Setting
amount of rinse-aid” and set the value
The rinse-aid refill indicator 9 is now
switched off.
Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery and utensils made of wood.
Delicate decorative glasses, craft and
antique utensils. These decors are not
Plastic parts not resistant to heat.
Copper and tin utensils.
Utensils which are soiled with ash, wax,
lubricating grease or ink.
Aluminium and silver parts have
a tendency to discolour and fade during
the wash cycle. Even some types of glass
(e.g. crystal glass objects) may turn cloudy
after many wash cycles.
Remove large food remnants.
It is not necessary to prerinse utensils
under running water.
Place the utensils so that
D they are secure and cannot tip over.
D all utensils with their openings face
D parts with curves or indentations are
at an angle, thereby allowing water
to drain.
D does not obstruct rotation of the two
spray arms 23 and 24 .
Very small utensils should not be washed
in the machine, as they may fall out of the
Glass and utensil damage
Unloading the dishwasher
To prevent water from dripping off the
upper basket onto the utensils in the lower
basket, it is recommended to empty the
appliance from the bottom up.
Not suitable
Glass type and glass production
Chemical composition of the detergent.
Water temperature of the wash
Use only glasses and porcelain which
the manufacturer designates as
Use a detergent which protects
Take glass and cutlery out of the
dishwasher as soon as possible
after the programme ends.
Cups and glasses
Top basket
* depending on model
Folding spikes *
Bottom basket
* depending on model
The spikes can be folded down to improve
arrangement of pans, bowls and glasses.
Small accessories holder *
Cutlery basket
You should always place cutlery unsorted
with the points downwards.
To prevent injuries, place long, pointed
implements and knives on the knife shelf.
* depending on model
Light-weight plastic accessories, e.g. cups,
lids, etc. can be held securely in the small
accessories holder.
Adjusting the height of the
basket *
* depending on model
If required, the height of the upper utensils
basket can be adjusted to provide more
space for tall utensils either in the upper
or lower basket.
Appliance height 81.5 cm
Setting 1
max. ∅
22 cm
30 cm
Setting 2
max. ∅
24.5 cm
27.5 cm
Setting 3
max. ∅
27 cm
25 cm
Top basket with side levers
Pull out the top basket 20 .
To lower the basket, press in the left
and then the right lever on the outside
of the basket. In doing so, hold the
sides of the basket along the upper
edge to prevent it from suddenly
Appliance height 86.5 cm
Setting 1
max. ∅
24 cm
33 cm
Setting 2
max. ∅
26.5 cm
30.5 cm
Setting 3
max. ∅
29 cm
28 cm
Select one of the two following procedures
according to the design of the top basket
for your appliance model:
To raise the basket, hold the basket on
the sides of the upper edge and lift it
Before re-inserting the basket again,
ensure that it is at the same height on
both sides. Otherwise, the appliance
door cannot be closed and the upper
spray arm will not be connected to the
water circuit.
Top basket with upper
and lower roller pairs
Pull out the top basket.
Remove the upper basket and re-attach
it to the upper (stage 3) or lower
(stage 1) rollers.
You can use tablets as well as powder
or liquid detergents for dishwashers,
but never use washing up liquid. Tablets
contain not only detergent but also
rinse-aid and salt (3in1) and, depending
on the combination (4in1, 5in1, etc.),
additional components such as glass
protection or stainless steel cleaner.
If tablets contain rinse-aid and salt, it is
usually not necessary to add additional
rinse-aid and salt up to a specific degree
of hardness. If the degree of hardness is
higher and if using solo detergents
(powder or liquid detergents or tablets
without rinse-aid and salt) rinse-aid and
salt must be added. The appliance doses
these automatically according to the
preset values for water hardness and
amount of rinse-aid.
As soon as combined detergent
products are used, the rinse
programme is adjusted automatically
to ensure the best possible rinsing and
drying result.
Follow the instructions for use or the
instructions on the detergent packaging
to ensure that rinse-aid and salt are used
If you have further questions, we recommend that you contact the detergent
manufacturers’ helpline.
Detergent dispenser
with dosing aid
The graduated detergent dispenser 30
helps you add the correct amount of
powder or liquid detergent:
lower line:
15 ml
middle line:
25 ml
50 ml
Adding detergent
Pour detergent into the dispenser 30
(insert tablet flat, not on its edge).
Dosage: see manufacturer’s
instructions on the packaging.
Close the cover on the detergent
dispenser by sliding it up until the lock
engages without difficulty.
The detergent dispenser opens
automatically at the optimum time
depending on the programme.
The powder or liquid detergent
is distributed in the appliance and
is dissolved, the tablet falls into the
tablet collecting tray where it dissolves
in doses.
If the utensils are only lightly soiled,
slightly less than the indicated amount
of detergent is usually adequate.
Do not place small parts for washing
in the tablet collecting tray 22 ; this
prevents the tablet from dissolving
If you want to add more utensils after
the programme has started, do not
use the tablet collecting tray 22
as a handle for the upper basket.
The tablet could already be there and
you will touch the partially dissolved
You will obtain optimum rinsing and
drying results by using solo detergents
and applying salt and rinse-aid
f programmes are short, tablets may not
have full cleaning effect due to different
dissolving properties and there may
even be undissolved detergent residue.
It is recommended to use washing
powder for these programmes.
The Intensive programme (on some
models) requires one tab only. When
using washing powder, you can apply
some of this cleaning agent to the
inside of the appliance’s door.
Even if the rinse-aid and/or salt refill
indicator is lit, the rinse programme will
run correctly if combined detergents
are used (when using combined
detergents, add rinse-aid at a water
hardness above 21 _dH – see chapter
entitled “Rinse-aid”).
If you switch from combined detergents
to solo detergents, ensure that the
water softening system and amount
of rinse-aid have been set to the correct
Overview of programmes
The max. possible number of programmes is illustrated in this overview. The corresponding
programmes for your appliance can be found on the fascia.
Type of utensils
and soiling
Programme sequence
additional options
Intensive 70
Pots, utensils
and cutlery
Highly soiled
Clean 70
Intermediate rinse
Final rinse 70
Normal 65
Utensils and cutlery Prerinse
Normally soiled
Clean 65
Intermediate rinse
Final rinse 65
Auto 45
Utensils and cutlery Is optimised according
Normally soiled
to the soiling with the aid
of sensors.
Eco 50
Utensils and cutlery Prerinse
Normally soiled
Clean 50
Intermediate rinse
Final rinse 65
Gentle 40
Utensils and cutlery Prerinse
Lightly soiled
Clean 40
Intermediate rinse
Final rinse 55
Reduce Time
Half load
Extra drying
Quick 45°
Utensils and cutlery Clean 45°
Lightly soiled
Intermediate rinse
Final rinse 55°
Extra drying
Lightly soiled
Programme selection
You can select a suitable programme
according to the type of utensils and
degree of soiling.
Information about comparability
The conditions for running comparability
tests can be found on the supplementary
sheet “Information for comparability tests”.
Additional options
* depending on model
Additional options 5 can be set with the
Saving time (VarioSpeed) *
The >>Save time<< function can reduce
the running time by approx. 20% to 50%
depending on the selected rinse
programme. The change in the running
time is indicated on the digital display 10 .
To obtain optimum cleaning and drying
results at a reduced running time, water
and energy consumption are increased.
Half load *
If you have only a few items to wash (e.g.
glasses, cups, plates), you can switch to
“half load”. This will save water, energy
and time. It is recommended to put a little
less detergent in the detergent dispenser
than for a full load.
Hygiene *
The temperature is increased during
the rinsing process. This increases the
hygiene status. This additional option
is ideal for cleaning e.g. chopping boards
and baby bottles.
IntensiveZone *
Perfect for a mixed load. You can wash
very soiled pots and pans in the lower
basket together with normally soiled
utensils in the upper basket. The spray
pressure in the lower basket is intensified,
the rinsing temperature is increased
Washing the dishes
Programme data
The programme data (consumption
values) can be found in the summary
of instructions. They refer to normal
conditions and the water hardness set
. Different influencing factors
such as water temperature or line
pressure may result in deviations.
Aqua sensor *
* depending on model
The Aqua sensor is an optical measuring
device (light barrier) which measures the
turbidity of the rinsing water.
The Aqua sensor is used according to the
programme. If the Aqua sensor is active,
“clean” rinsing water can be transferred to
the next rinse bath and water consumption
can be reduced by 3–6 litres. If the
turbidity is greater, the water is drained
and is replaced with fresh water. In the
automatic programmes the temperature
and running time can also be adjusted
to the degree of soiling.
Switching on the appliance
Turn on the tap fully.
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
The display of the last selected
programme flashes. This programme
remains selected if no other programme
button 2 is pressed.
The expected programme duration
flashes on the digital display 10 .
Press the START button 6 .
The programme starts running.
Remaining running time display
When the programme is selected, the
remaining running time of the programme
is indicated on the digital display 10 .
The running time is determined during the
programme by the water temperature, the
number of utensils as well as the degree
of soiling and may vary (depending on the
selected programme).
Timer programming *
* depending on model
You can delay the start of the programme
in 1-hour steps up to 24 hours.
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
Press 4 + button until the digital
display 10 jumps to
Press 4 + or – button until the
displayed time corresponds with
your requirements.
Press START button 6 , timer
programming is activated.
To delete timer programming, press
the 4 + or – button until
is indicated on the digital display.
You can change your programme
selection at any time until the
programme starts.
End of programme
The programme has ended when the
is indicated on the numerical
display 10 .
Switching off the appliance
Short time after the end of the programme:
Switch off ON/OFF switch 1 .
Turn off the tap (not applicable
if Aqua-Stop fitted).
Remove the utensils when they
have cooled down.
At the end of the programme please open
the door fully and not partially when
emptying the dishwasher. Any escaping
water vapour could damage sensitive
Interrupting the programme
Switch off ON/OFF switch 1 .
The LEDs go out. The programme
is saved.
If the door was opened on an appliance
which has a warm water connection or
is heated, first leave the door ajar for
several minutes and then close.
Otherwise, expansion (pressure) may
cause the appliance door to spring
open or water to run out of the
To continue the programme, switch on
the ON/OFF switch 1 again.
Terminating the programme
Press START button 6 for approx.
3 sec.
The numerical display 10 indicates
The programme sequence lasts
approx. 1 min.
On the digital display 10 is indicated
Switch off ON/OFF switch 1 .
Changing the programme
When the START button 6 has been
pressed, the programme cannot be
The only way a programme can be
changed is by Cancel programme (reset).
Intensive drying
The final rinse uses a higher temperature
which improves the drying result.
The running time may increase slightly.
(Caution if utensils are delicate!)
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
Hold down programme button A and
press START button 6 until on the
digital display 10 is indicated
Release both buttons.
The LED for button A flashes and the
digital display displays the factory
Press programme button A until the
is indicated on
factory set value
the digital display 10 .
To change the setting,
Press the button C to switch
intensive drying on
or off
Press START button 6 .
The set value is saved.
Maintenance and care
A regular inspection and maintenance of
your machine will help to prevent faults.
This saves time and prevents problems.
Overall condition
of the machine
Check spray arm for grease and
limescale deposits.
If you find such deposits:
Fill detergent dispenser with detergent.
Start the appliance without utensils in
the programme with the highest rinsing
Clean the appliance with detergents/
appliance cleaners which are particularly
suitable for use with dishwashers.
Regularly clean door seal with a damp
Never use a steam cleaner to clean your
dishwasher. The manufacturer is not liable
for any consequential damage.
Regularly wipe the front of the appliance
and fascia with a damp cloth; water and
a little washing up liquid are adequate.
Do not use sponges with a rough surface
or abrasive detergents, as these could
scratch the surfaces.
Stainless steel appliances: To prevent
corrosion, avoid using sponge cloths or
wash them out thoroughly several times
before using for the first time.
Never use other chlorinated household
detergents! Health hazard!
Salt and rinse-aid
Check the refill indicators 8 and 9 .
If required, refill salt and/or rinse-aid.
Spray arms
The filters 26 keep large foreign objects
in the rinsing water away from the pump.
These foreign objects may occasionally
block the filters.
The filter system consists of a coarse filter,
a flat fine filter and a microfilter.
After each washing cycle check the
filters for residue.
Unscrew filter cylinder as illustrated
and take out filter system.
Limescale and contaminants in the rinsing
water may block nozzles and bearings on
the spray arms 23 and 24 .
Check outlet nozzles on the spray arms
for blockages.
Unscrew the upper spray arm 23 .
Remove the lower spray arm 24
Clean spray arms under running water.
Re-engage or screw on spray arms.
Remove any residue and clean filters
under running water.
Re-install filter system in reverse
sequence and ensure that the arrow
marks are opposite each other after
closing the filter system.
Waste water pump
Large food remnants in the rinsing water
not retained by the filters may block the
waste water pump. The rinsing water is
then not pumped out and covers the filter.
In this case:
First disconnect the appliance from the
power supply.
Remove the filters 26 .
Scoop out water, use a sponge
if required.
Using a spoon, prise off pump cover
(as illustrated) until it clicks, then grip
the cover by the lug and first pull it
upwards until it resists and then pull
it out forwards.
Check inner compartment and remove
any foreign objects.
Place cover in the original position,
press down and engage.
Experience has shown that you can rectify
most faults which occur in daily operation
without calling customer service.
Obviously this will save on costs and
ensure that the machine is quickly
available again. The following overview
should help you locate the causes of faults
which may occur.
If fault code (E01 to E30) is indicated on
the digital display 10 , first disconnect the
appliance from the power supply.
You can rectify certain faults yourself
(see following fault description), for all
other faults please contact customer
service and state the indicated fault E:XX.
Remember: Repairs may be carried out by
technicians only. If a component has to be
replaced, ensure that only original spare
parts are used. Improper repairs or use
of non-original spare parts may cause
considerable damage and put the user
at considerable risk.
Install filters.
... when the appliance is
switched on
The appliance does not start.
The mains fuse has tripped.
The appliance plug has not been
The appliance door has not been
shut properly.
... on the appliance
“check water supply” 7 display
lights up.
Tap turned off.
Water supply interrupted.
Supply hose kinked.
Filter in the water supply blocked.
Switch off the appliance and
pull out the mains plug.
Turn off the tap.
Clean filter in the supply hose.
Lower spray arm rotates sluggishly.
Spray arm blocked.
... changing settings
A setting cannot be changed,
a programme starts.
Wrong programme button pressed.
Terminate the programme
(see chapter entitled “Terminating
the programme (Reset)”) and start
all over again.
You did not wait until programme
Cover on the detergent dispenser
cannot be closed.
Detergent dispenser overfilled
or mechanism blocked by sticky
detergent residue.
Detergent residue in the detergent
Dispenser was damp when filled.
Reconnect power supply.
Turn on the tap.
Switch on the appliance.
Water is left in the appliance
at the end of the programme.
(E24) Waste water hose is
blocked or kinked.
(E25) Waste water pump
blocked, cover on the waste
water pump is not locked in
position (see Maintenance
and Care).
Filters blocked.
The programme has not yet
ended. Wait until programme
ends (digital display indicates
0:00) or implement the ”Reset”
Refill indicator for salt 8 and/or
rinse-aid 9 is not lit.
Refill indicator/s switched off.
Adequate salt/rinse-aid available.
... during the wash cycle
Unusual foam formation
Handwash liquid in the rinse
aid dispenser.
Spilled rinse-aid causes excessive
frothing, therefore please remove
with a cloth.
Appliance stops during the wash
Power supply interrupted.
Water supply interrupted.
Knocking/rattling noise during
Spray arm is striking utensils.
Utensils not arranged correctly.
Filling valves making striking
Caused by the installation of the
water line and has no effect on the
function of the machine. Remedial
action is not possible.
... on the utensils
Food residue on the utensils.
Utensils placed too closely
together, utensils basket overfilled.
Too little detergent.
Rinse programme too weak.
Spray arm rotation obstructed.
Spray arm nozzles blocked.
Filters blocked.
Filters incorrectly inserted.
Waste water pump blocked.
Top basket on right and left not set
to same height.
Tea or lipstick residue is not
completely removed.
Detergent has inadequate
bleaching effect.
Too low rinsing temperature.
Too little/unsuitable detergent
White stains on the
utensils/glasses remain milky.
If phosphate-free detergents are used with
hard tap water, white deposits may be
deposited more easily on utensils and the
container walls.
Too little/unsuitable detergent.
Too weak programme selected.
No/too little rinse-aid.
No/too little salt.
Water softening system set to the
wrong value.
Salt dispenser lock not fastened.
Contact the detergent manufacturer,
in particular if:
the utensils are very wet at the end
of the programme.
limescale forms.
Dull, discoloured glasses,
film cannot be washed off.
Unsuitable detergent.
Glasses not dishwasher-proof.
Streaks on glasses and cutlery,
glasses have metallic appearance.
Too much rinse-aid.
Plastic parts discoloured.
Too little/unsuitable detergent.
Too weak programme selected.
Rust spots on the cutlery.
Cutlery not rust-resistant.
Salt content in the rinsing water
too high, as salt dispenser lock not
fastened firmly or salt was spilled
while being refilled.
Utensils not dry.
Appliance door opened too early
and utensils taken out too early.
Programme selected without
Too little rinse-aid.
Customer service
If you are unable to rectify the fault, please
contact your customer service.
Your nearest customer service centre can
be found in the customer service list.
When calling customer service, please
quote the appliance number (1) and the
FD number (2) which can be found on the
rating plate 32 on the appliance door.
The dishwasher must be connected
correctly, otherwise it will not function
properly. The specifications for the inlet
and outlet as well as the electrical
connected loads must correspond with
the required criteria as specified in the
following paragraphs or in the installation
Install the appliance in the correct
Checking appliance on delivery
Installing the appliance
Waste-water connection
Fresh-water connection
Electrical connection
Safety instructions
Please note that a visit by a customer
service technician to repair a malfunction
or one of the described faults will not be
free of charge even during the warranty
Install and connect the appliance
according to the installation and
assembly instructions.
Prior to installation, disconnect the
dishwasher from the power supply.
Ensure that the protective conductor
system of the domestic supply has
been correctly installed.
The electrical connection conditions
must correspond with the specifications
on the dishwasher rating plate.
If the power cord of this appliance
is damaged, it must be replaced with
a particular power cord.
To prevent injury, the power cord may
be replaced by customer service only.
If the dishwasher is installed in a highsided unit, the unit must be secured
Install built-under or integratable
appliances only under continuous
worktops which have been screwed
to adjacent cupboards to ensure
Do not install the appliance near heat
sources (radiators, heat storage tanks,
cookers or other appliances which
generate heat) and do not install under
a hob.
After installing the appliance, ensure
that the plug is easily accessible.
Some models:
The plastic housing on the water
connection contains an electric valve,
the connecting cables are in the supply
hose. Do not cut through this hose,
do not immerse the plastic housing
in water.
If the appliance is not in a cavity and
a side panel is accessible, the door hinge
area must be covered at the side for
reasons of safety (risk of injury).
The covers are available as optional
accessories from customer service
or specialist outlets.
Your dishwasher has been checked
thoroughly in the factory to ensure that it
is in working order. This may cause small
water stains. These will disappear after the
first wash cycle.
The required installation dimensions can
be found in the installation instructions.
Level the appliance with the aid of the
height-adjustable feet. Ensure that the
appliance is situated securely on the floor.
A built-under or integrated appliance
which is installed subsequently as
a free-standing appliance must be
secured to prevent it from overturning,
e.g. by screwing it to the wall or by
installing it under a continuous worktop
which is screwed to adjacent
The appliance can easily be installed
in a fitted kitchen between wooden and
plastic walls. If the plug is not freely
accessible following installation,
an allpole disconnector with a contact
opening of at least 3 mm must be fitted
on the installation side to satisfy the
relevant safety regulations.
Waste-water connection
The required work sequence can be
found in the installation instructions.
If required, fit a siphon with an drainage
Connect the waste-water hose to the
drainage connection of the siphon with
the enclosed parts.
Ensure that the drainage hose is not
kinked, crushed or twisted and that
there is no cover plate in the drainage
to prevent the waste water from flowing
Fresh-water connection
Connect the fresh-water connection
to the tap according to the installation
instructions with the enclosed parts.
Ensure that the fresh-water connection
is not kinked, crushed or twisted.
When replacing the appliance,
always use a new water supply hose.
Water pressure:
at least 0.05 MPa (0.5 bar), maximum
1 MPa (10 bar). At a higher water
pressure: connect pressure-reducing
valve ahead.
Inlet rate:
minimum 10 litres/minute
Water temperature:
cold water preferred; hot water max.
temp. 60 C.
Electrical connection
Connect the appliance to an alternating
current only, ranging from 220 V to
240 V and 50 Hz or 60 Hz via a correctly
installed socket with protective earth
conductor. See rating plate for required
fusing 32 .
The socket must be near the appliance
and freely accessible following
The connection may be modified
by technicians only.
A power cord extension may be
purchased from customer service only.
Use only a residual-current-operated
circuit-breaker which features the
symbol. Only this extension guarantees
compliance with the currently valid
Removing the appliance
Also observe the sequence of worksteps
Disconnect the appliance from
the power supply.
Turn off the water supply.
Disconnect the waste water and fresh
water connections.
Loosen the fastening screws under
the worktop.
If fitted, remove the base panel.
Pull out the appliance, carefully pulling
the hose behind.
Empty the dishwasher and secure
loose parts.
Drain the appliance according to the
following steps:
Turn on the tap.
Close the door.
Switch on ON/OFF switch 1 .
The displays of the last selected
programme light up.
Select programme with the highest
The expected programme duration
is indicated on the numerical
display 10 .
Press START button 6 .
Programme sequence starts.
After approx. 4 minutes press
the START button 6 until
is indicated on the digital display.
After approx. 1 min.
is indicated on the digital display.
Switch the appliance off 1
and turn the tap off.
Transport appliance upright only.
(This prevents residual water from
running into the machine control and
damaging the programme sequence).
Protection against frost
If the appliance is in a room where there
is a risk of frost (e.g. holiday home),
empty the appliance completely
(see Transportation).
Turn off the tap, disconnect supply hose
and drain water.
Waste disposal
Both the packaging of new appliances
and the old appliances themselves contain
valuable raw materials and recyclable
Please dispose of the individual parts
separated according to type.
Please ask your dealer or inquire at your
local authority about current means of
All plastic parts of the appliance are
identified with internationally standardised
abbreviations (e.g. >PS< polystyrene).
Therefore, plastic waste can be sorted out
when the appliance is being disposed of.
Please follow the safety instructions under
“Delivery of your appliance”.
Old appliances
Please follow the safety instructions under
“Disposal of your appliance”.
This appliance is identified according
to the European guideline 2002/96/EC on
waste electrical and electronic equipment
– WEEE. The guideline specifies the
framework for an EU-wide valid return
and re-use of old appliances.
Subjekt to modification
Child-proof lock *
Switch on the child-proof lock
Open the door with child-proof
lock switched on
Switch off the child-proof lock
Always close the appliance door
completely before leaving the
appliance. Only in this way can you
protect your children from potential
Baking sheet spray head *
Large sheets or grilles and plates which have a diameter greater than 30 cm (gourmet plates, pasta
plates, dinner plates) can be cleaned with the aid of the spray head.
To do this, remove the top basket and insert the spray head as illustrated in the diagram.
To ensure that the spray jet can reach all parts, arrange the baking sheets as illustrated (max. 4 baking
sheets and 2 grilles).
Never operate the dishwasher without the top basket or baking sheet spray head!
* some models
AQUA-STOP guarantee
(does not apply to appliances without Aqua-Stop)
In addition to warranty claims against the seller based on the
purchase contract and in addition to our appliance warranty
we will pay damages under the following conditions:
1. If our Aqua-Stop system is defective and causes water
damage, we will make good the damage for private users.
2. This liability guarantee is valid for the service life of the
3. A prerequisite for the warranty claim is that the appliance
has been correctly installed and connected with Aqua-Stop
according to our instructions.
“This also includes the correct installation of the Aqua-Stop
extension (original accessory).”
Our warranty does not extend to defective feed lines or fittings
up to the Aqua-Stop connection on the tap.
4. If your appliance is fitted with Aqua-Stop, you can leave your
appliance unattended during operation and leave the tap
turned on afterwards. The tap should only be turned off if you
are absent from home for a prolonged period, e.g. several
weeks holiday.
Siemens-Electrogeräte GmbH
Carl-Wery-Straße 34, 81739 München
To contact us directly, use the tel. no or fax no. in the
enclosed customer service list.