Operating instructions
for condenser tumble dryer
T 8685 C
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the appliance
it is essential to read these
instructions before it is installed
and used for the first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 07 606 600
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
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.
Please do not therefore dispose of your
appliance with your household waste.
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.
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Energy saving tips
To avoid unnecessarily long drying
times and high consumption of energy:
– Make sure that your laundry is
thoroughly spun before drying.
The higher the spin, the greater the
savings that can be made in energy
and time during drying.
– Load according to the optimum
amount of laundry recommended for
the programme being used (see
Programme chart).
Underloading is uneconomical.
Overloading gives a poorer quality of
drying and may cause unnecessary
creasing.
– Make sure the room in which the
dryer is located is well ventilated.
– Make sure the fluff filters are clean
before using the dryer.
– Check the condenser unit from time
to time and clean it when necessary.
Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Notes on laundry care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tips on drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to dry correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Favourite programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Selecting/changing a favourite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Saving a favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Extra options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Low temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Once a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
- changing the programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
- cancelling the programme and then selecting a different programme . . . . . 28
- cancelling the programme and then removing the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time remaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Electronic programme locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Emptying the condensed water container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cleaning the fluff filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning them whilst dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning them with water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the condenser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Removing the condenser unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Checking the condenser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the condenser unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Replacing the condenser unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fault messages in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Other problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing the lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
After Sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Repairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Transporting the machine to its installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Building under a continous worktop / in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Levelling the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Room in which the dryer is located . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Washer-dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Before moving the machine again
(e.g. when moving house) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Contents
External condensed water outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Arranging the drain hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
External drainage via a sink or gully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installation conditions requiring a non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Settings menu J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Language J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Drying levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Extended cool down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Airways indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Anti-crease action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Keypad tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Display contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mieleqhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Remote access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
~ This tumble dryer is for domestic
~ It is essential to read these
instructions.
This tumble dryer 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 tumble dryer, please
read these instructions carefully
before using it for the first time. They
contain important information on its
safety, installation, 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.
use only and can only be used to dry
items which have been washed in a
water solution and which are marked on
the manufacturer's care label as being
suitable for tumble drying. "Dry
cleaning kits" for freshening up
garments in a tumble dryer are
increasingly available on the market. If
using, do so at your own risk, and
follow the instructions provided on the
packaging.
Any other applications may be
dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience or knowledge, unless they
are supervised whilst using it or have
been shown how to use it by a person
responsible for their safety.
Safety with children
~ Keep children away from the tumble
dryer at all times. It is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury do not allow
them to play on or near it or to play with
its controls. Supervise children whilst
you are using it.
~ Older children may only use it if its
operation has been clearly explained to
them, and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of incorrect
use.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the tumble dryer,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install or use a damaged tumble
dryer.
~ Before connecting the tumble dryer,
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 tumble
dryer 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. Miele cannot be
held liable for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system (e.g.
electric shock).
~ Do not connect the tumble dryer to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
tumble dryer (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ 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
tumble dryer until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. Only when these parts are
fitted can the safety standards of the
tumble dryer be guaranteed.
~ 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 tumble dryer 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 disconnected, or
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ This tumble dryer 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.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
tumble dryer and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
~ Do not make any alterations to the
tumble dryer, unless authorised to do
so by Miele.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ To prevent the risk of fire, the
following textiles must not be dried in
this tumble dryer:
– items which have not been washed.
– items, such as workwear, which have
not been thoroughly cleaned and
which are still soiled with grease, oil
or other deposits (such as
cosmetics, lotions etc).
If items have not been thoroughly
cleaned there is a danger that these
might ignite when heated, even after
they have been removed from the
dryer at the end of the programme.
– items (e.g. mops and floorheads)
which have been treated with
inflammable cleaning agents or
contain residues of acetone, alcohol,
benzine, petrol, stain remover,
turpentine, wax, wax remover or
other chemicals.
– items which have been splashed with
hair lacquer, hair spray, nail varnish
remover or similar substances.
When washing such heavily soiled
items ensure that you use sufficient
detergent and select a high
temperature. If in doubt, wash the
items several times.
~ To prevent the risk of fire, the
following must not be dried in this
tumble dryer:
– items which have been cleaned
using chemicals (e.g. professional
dry-cleaning agents).
– fabrics which contain a large
proportion of rubber, foam rubber or
rubber-like materials. For example,
products made from latex foam
rubber, shower caps, waterproof
textiles, rubberised articles and items
of clothing and pillows with foam
rubber filling.
– damaged items which contain
padding or fillings (e.g. pillows,
jackets). When damaged, the filling
can get out with the risk of igniting in
the dryer.
~ In many programmes, the heating
phase is followed by a cooling down
phase to ensure that the items are not
too hot to handle when you remove
them (this also avoids the danger of the
laundry self-igniting). The programme is
not finished until the cooling down
phase has been completed.
Ensure that you always wait until the
end of the programme before removing
the laundry.
~ Warning: Do not switch the tumble
dryer off before the end of the drying
programme. If this was done and the
laundry was then removed immediately
it could give off a great amount of heat.
~ Fabric conditioner and similar
products must be used according to
the instructions on the manufacturer's
packaging.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The dryer must not be used without
the fluff filters in place or if the fluff
filters are damaged in any way.
~ The fluff filters must be cleaned
regularly.
~ Always keep the area around the
tumble dryer free of dust and fluff. Dust
drawn into the tumble dryer can cause
blockages in the condenser unit over
time.
~ The dryer must not be used without
~ Do not let anyone sit or lean on the
~ The fluff filters must be thoroughly
dried after cleaning. Damp or wet filters
could cause operational faults.
~ Always close the door after use. This
~ Do not install the tumble dryer in a
– children climbing onto or into the
dryer or hiding things in it.
the condenser unit in place.
room where there is a risk of frost
occurring. At temperatures around
freezing point the tumble dryer may not
be able to operate properly.
There is a risk of damage if the
condensed water is allowed to freeze in
the pump, hoses and / or condensed
water container.
The ambient room temperature should
be between +2°C and +35°C.
~ If the water is drained externally
through the drain hose instead of being
collected in the condensed water
container, make sure the drain hose is
securely attached if you hang it in a
sink or basin to avoid the hose slipping
and the water causing damage.
~ Condensed water is not drinking
water.
It can cause health problems in both
people and animals.
door, as this can cause the tumble
dryer to tip up.
way you will avoid the danger of:
– pets or other small animals climbing
into it.
~ The tumble dryer must not be hosed
down.
Accessories
~ Only use genuine Miele spare parts
and accessories with this appliance.
If non-Miele parts are used, guarantee,
performance and product liability
claims may be invalidated.
Miele cannot be held liable for
damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety
instructions.
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Operating the tumble dryer
Control panel
a Display
See the following pages for more
information.
b Short cut buttons
For selecting an individual
programme quickly. These buttons
can be programmed to select your
own favourite drying programmes.
c Start button
d 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.
e Multi-function selector
This is used to select menu options
(by turning it) and to confirm your
selection (by pressing it).
f On/Off button s
For switching the dryer on and off.
To save energy the dryer will switch
off automatically 15 minutes after the
end of the programme/anti-crease
phase or 15 minutes after the dryer is
switched on if it is not operated.
g Door button a
Pressing this button will open the
door even when the machine is
switched off at the mains.
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Operating the tumble dryer
Display
Entry menu
1 Cottons
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
Settings F ...
3 Delicates
4 Woollens handcare
9:00
When the machine is switched on, the entry menu (with
factory default settings) appears and Programme selection...
is highlighted.
Multi-function selector
Turning the multi-function selector moves the highlighting to
the next option.
Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option.
Short cut buttons
Pressing a short cut button selects one of the four favourite
programmes shown on the left of the display. You can
customise the favourite programmes to suit your own
requirements.
The short cut buttons have different functions in the other
menus. Where this is the case, an arrow H will appear in the
display above the short cut button, together with a
description of its function .
Programme selection
There are two ways of selecting a programme:
– Option 1: Select the Programme selection menu which is
highlighted in the display by pressing the multi-function
selector.
– Option 2: Press short cut button 1, 2, 3 or 4. This will
automatically take you into the main menu of that
programme.
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Operating the tumble dryer
Programme selection menu
Programme
selection
Back A
Cottons
Minimum iron
Delicates
H
You can use the multi-function selector to select any of the
programmes listed. The highlighting will move up or down
depending on the direction the multi-function selector is
turned in. The V H arrows on the right of the display
indicate the direction and further options. Pressing the
multi-function selector takes you to the main menu of the
programme selected.
Drying programme main menu
Cottons
Extra dry
Duration: 1:52 h
Extras
Timer Y
Save
Back A
H
H
H
H
^ Turn the multi-function selector to highlight either the
"Drying level" or the "Programme".
^ Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option and opens the relevant sub-menu.
^ The sub-menus Extras, Timer and Save can be opened by
pressing the short cut button directly below them. You
return to the entry menu by pressing short cut button 4
below the word Back.
Alternatively, you can also highlight and confirm all options
by just using the multi-function selector.
Important
All the display illustrations and times given in these
instructions are examples, and can vary.
Settings menu
The Settings menu is used to alter the tumble dryer's
electronics to suit different requirements. See "Settings menu"
for more details.
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Before using for the first time
When the tumble dryer is switched on for the first time, the
welcome screen will appear.
The welcome screen will appear in the display every time you
switch the machine on until you have run a programme
lasting longer than 1 hour.
The display for setting the language will then appear.
Setting the language
You need to select the language you require for the display.
You can select a different language from the one shown.
It is possible to change the language at any time via the
Settings menu.
Settings
#eština
Language F
dansk
deutsch
english
H
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the language you
want and confirm your selection. The display will now
appear in the language you have selected.
The display for setting the time of day will then appear.
Setting the time of day
9 : 00
Please set the time of day
^ Turn the multi-function selector to select the hour and press
it to confirm your selection. Now set the minutes. Once this
has been confirmed, the time of day is saved in memory,
and the display goes back to the entry menu.
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Notes on laundry care
Care symbols
Before drying check the drying symbol
on the care label. If there are no
symbols, dry at your own risk!
q . . . . . . . . . Dry at normal temperature
r. . . . . . . . . . . . Dry at low temperature
s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do not tumble dry
Tips on drying
– Always observe the maximum
recommended loads given in the
"Programme chart". Never overload
the drum.
Overloading can cause unnecessary
wear and tear to the laundry, give a
disappointing drying result and
cause more creasing.
– Do not put soaking wet items into the
tumble dryer. Spin them thoroughly
after washing using the appropriate
spin speed.
– For delicates and fabrics with the
following care label r select Low
temperature.
– Use the Automatic programme for
drying mixed loads of cottons and
minimum iron fabrics.
– Open jackets so that they can dry
evenly.
– Woollens and wool blends tend to
become matted and shrink if dried in
a tumble dryer. They can, however,
be partially dried using the Woollens
handcare programme.
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– Down-filled garments have linings
which have a tendency to shrink,
depending on the quality of the item.
They can be partially dried using the
Smoothing programme.
– Pure linen should only be machine
dried if specified as suitable by the
manufacturer on the care label, as
the surface of the fabric may
otherwise become rough. They can
be partially dried using the
Smoothing programme.
– Loopknit garments (e.g. T-shirts and
underwear) tend to shrink depending
on their quality. Do not over-dry
these textiles. Be particularly careful
when using the Hygiene
programmes. When purchasing
these garments it is advisable to take
their shrinkage properties into
account.
– For garments made from very fine
weave fibres, such as shirts or
blouses, use the Shirts programme to
avoid creasing. If in doubt, reduce
the load or use the Smoothing
programme.
– Starched laundry can be dried in the
tumble dryer. To achieve the usual
finish, double the amount of starch
should be used.
– New dark coloured garments should
be washed and dried separately
from light coloured garments to avoid
the danger of colours running and
discolouring other garments or even
plastic components in the machine.
Dark coloured fibres can also settle
on light coloured garments and vice
versa.
How to dry correctly
Brief instructions
C Load the tumble dryer
The headings numbered (A, B, C ...)
show the operating sequence and can
be used as a brief guide to using your
machine.
^ Press the a button to open the
door.
^ Load the laundry loosely into the
drum.
A Sort the laundry
To ensure an even drying result,
separate out the washed laundry and
sort it according to:
. . . the drying level required
. . . the type of fibre or weave
. . . size
. . . the moisture content after spinning.
,Make sure that objects e.g.
detergent dispensing balls have
been removed from the laundry.
They could melt, and cause damage
to the dryer or the laundry.
Do not overload the drum. See the
"Programme chart" for
recommended loads for each
programme.
Overloading can cause unnecessary
wear and tear to the laundry and
give a disappointing drying result.
^ Before closing the door make sure
the fluff filter is correctly positioned in
the door.
– Check seams and stitching to ensure
that padding and linings are intact.
– Fasten duvet covers and pillow
cases to prevent small items from
being trapped inside them.
– Fasten hooks and eyes etc.
– Tie fabric belts and apron strings.
– Sew in or remove underwiring from
bras.
B Turn on the tumble dryer
^ Switch the dryer on by pressing the
On/Off button s.
The tumble dryer may be switched on
after loading, saving energy as the light
will not come on.
Check the laundry is right inside the
drum so that it cannot get trapped or
damaged when the door is shut.
^ Shut the door either with a gentle
swing, or lean against it and push it
shut.
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How to dry correctly
D Select a programme
^ You can select a programme either
by:
– using the appropriate short cut
button to select one of the four
programmes listed in the display
('favourites'), or
Once drying is in progress, you can
press short cut:
– Button 2 Timer to call up the current
time of day and the estimated end
time of the programme.
– Button 3 Save to save the current
programme as a favourite.
– by going into the Programme
selection menu.
– Button 4 Cancel to cancel the
current programme.
^ If required, you can then select any
Extras and use the Timer from the
relevant sub-menu.
Programme duration / Estimated time
remaining
E Start the programme
The Start button will flash when a
programme is being selected. The
flashing indicates that a programme
can be started.
^ Press the Start button.
The Start button will now light up
constantly.
Programme running will appear in the
display, followed by Drying and the
programme duration.
With programmes with drying levels,
e.g. Machine iron, Hand iron etc. the
drying level reached will be shown in
the display later on.
Important: Please note for programmes
with drying levels that the programme
duration shown in the display will vary
according to the programme selected
(see "Programme duration / Estimated
time remaining").
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When a programme is selected the
estimated drying time will appear in the
display. Please be aware that it is only
an estimate!
The following factors all affect the
estimated time remaining: residual
moisture content after spinning; type of
fabric; size of load; room temperature;
fluctuations in power supply.
The electronics continually assess
conditions in the machine and adjust
the estimated time remaining for a more
accurate reading. Because of this, the
time displayed can alter during the
course of a programme.
In the same way, the Woollens
handcare, Silks handcare and
Smoothing programmes can finish
earlier than expected if a certain
temperature is reached. This can
happen with particularly fine fabrics,
very small loads or if items were partly
dry beforehand.
How to dry correctly
Before the end of a programme
There is a cooling down phase at the
end of the drying sequence: Cooling
down will appear in the display. The
programme will not finish until the
cooling down phase has been
completed.
There is no cooling down phase at the
end of the Woollens handcare, Silks
handcare and Smoothing programmes.
^ Press the s button to switch the
dryer off.
^ Clean the fluff filters.
^ Close the door.
^ Empty the condensed water
container (unless the dryer has been
connected for external drainage).
F Remove the laundry when the
programme has finished
Anti-crease and Finish will appear in
the display to indicate that the
programme has finished. The buzzer
will sound.
During the Anti-crease phase (factory
default setting) the drum will continue to
rotate at intervals to prevent laundry
creasing, if you do not wish to remove it
immediately. The anti-crease phase
lasts for 1 hour.
^ Press the a button to open the
door.
^ Remove the laundry.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. If items are
left in the dryer, they could be
damaged by overdrying when the
dryer is next used.
If the dryer is switched on at the mains
and the door is opened, the drum
lighting will come on. It will go out a few
minutes later to save energy.
The dryer will switch off automatically
15 minutes after the end of a
programme/the end of the anti-crease
phase.
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Favourite programmes
You can programme the short cut buttons to call up the
four drying programmes you use most frequently.
Selecting/changing a favourite
^ Switch the dryer on.
Entry menu
1 Cottons
Programme selection ...
2 Minimum iron
Settings F ...
3 Delicates
4 Woollens handcare
9:00
^ Press short cut button 1.
Main menu
Cottons
Extra dry
Duration: 1:52 h
Extras
Timer Y
Save
Back A
H
H
H
H
^ Turn the multi-function selector to highlight either the
"Programme" or the "Drying level".
^ Confirm your selection of the part you want to change by
pressing the multi-function selector once.
Depending on the option highlighted, the following will be displayed:
– Programme selection
Programme
selection
Back A
Cottons
Minimum iron
Delicates
H
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
you want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
appear.
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Favourite programmes
Important: If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu
within approx. 15 seconds, the display will revert to the main
menu.
– Programmes with drying levels
(Cottons, Minimum iron, Delicates, Automatic, Shirts, Denim,
Sportswear and Outerwear)
Cottons
Normal+
Drying level
Machine iron - Extra dry
c
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the drying level you
want, and confirm your selection.
– Any of the drying levels can be selected for the Cottons
programme. A more limited range is available when using
other programmes.
– Warm air, Cool air and Timed drying hygiene programmes
Warm air
9:00
0:30 h
Finish:
9:30
Duration Warm air:
0:30 h
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the duration you
want and confirm your selection.
The end time of the programme (Finish) will alter
accordingly.
– A duration of 15 minutes to 2 hours can be selected for the
Warm air and Cool air programmes
– A duration of 1 to 2 hours can be selected for the Timed
drying hygiene programme
– Other programmes
Woollens handcare, Silks handcare, Smoothing, Pillows,
Proofing, Cottons hygiene, Minimum iron hygiene
– The drying levels and duration for these programmes are
fixed.
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Favourite programmes
Selecting an extra option
^ Press short cut button 1 Extras.
Cottons
Extras
Normal+
Short
Back A
Low temp.
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the extra option
you want, and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
Saving a favourite programme
All the settings you have selected are now shown in the main
menu.
Cottons
Normal+
Low temp.
Duration: 1:59 h
Extras
Timer Y
Save
Back A
H
H
H
H
^ Press short cut button 3 Save.
Selecting a short cut button
Cottons
Normal+
Previous
:
Extras
:
Save to
:
Normal
Cottons
1 2
3
4
Back A
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the number you
want to save the programme to, and confirm your selection.
Your settings have now been saved and the favourite
programme and will appear in the Entry menu.
Repeat the procedure if you want to customise other favourite
programmes, and save them to short cut buttons which have
not yet been used.
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Extra options
Selecting an extra option
Not all the extra options are suitable for use with every
programme.
It is not possible to select the Short and Low temperature
options at the same time.
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the Extra you want,
and confirm your selection.
An extra option which has already been selected
– is indicated by a tick L.
– can be de-selected by highlighting it and then confirming
your selection.
Short
For drying fabrics which can withstand higher
temperatures. Do not use on minimum iron or delicate
fabrics.
– The programme duration is shorter.
Low temperature
Delicate fabrics are dried at a lower temperature.
– For all delicate or minimum iron fabrics with the r symbol
on the care label (e.g. acrylic garments).
– The programme duration is longer.
– On some programmes Low temperature is a standard part
of the programme and so cannot be deselected.
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Timer
You can use the timer to set the end time of a programme,
allowing you to make use of night-time economy electricity
rates for example. The start of a programme can be delayed
by up to 24 hours.
To open the Timer sub-menu
Cottons
Normal+
Low temp.
Duration: 1:59 h
Extras
Timer Y
Save
Back A
H
H
H
H
^ Press short cut button 2 Timer. This opens the Timer
sub-menu.
To select the end time of a programme
Cottons
Normal+
Low temp.
9:00
Start:
10:31
Finish:
12:30
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
end time, and confirm your selection.
The programme end time will be adjusted to the next full or
half hour. Once the end time has been entered, the start
time of the programme will also appear.
To start the timer
^ Press the Start button. The timer will count down in minutes
until the start of the programme. If the time until the
programme start is more than one hour, the drum will turn
briefly every hour to prevent creasing.
While the timer is counting down, you can still . .
. . . change the Extra options or drying levels.
. . . press the a button and add or remove laundry. After
shutting the door again, press the Start button.
. . . . . alter the programme end time by pressing short cut
button 2 Timer.
To cancel the timer
^ Press short cut button 4 (Cancel) once, and then again
(Back).
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Programme chart
Max. load: 6 kg*
Cottons
Extra dry, Normal+, Normal**
Fabric type
Single and multi-layered cotton fabrics such as towelling,
jerseywear, T-shirts, underwear.
Notes
– Select Extra dry for multi-layered and very thick fabrics.
– Do not use Extra dry for jersey fabrics (e.g. T-shirts,
underwear), as they have a tendency to shrink.
Extra options Short, Low temperature (select this option for delicate fabrics with
the r symbol on the care label).
Hand iron r, Hand iron rr**, Machine iron
Fabric type
Cottons or linen fabrics, e.g.: table linen, bed linen, starched
laundry.
Note
To prevent laundry from drying out, it should be rolled up until you
are ready for ironing.
Extra options Short, Low temperature (select this option for delicate fabrics with
the r symbol on the care label).
Max. load: 3 kg*
Minimum iron
Normal+, Normal**, Hand iron r
Fabric type
Minimum iron items made of cotton, synthetic or blended fabrics,
e.g.: shirts, blouses, skirts and table cloths.
Extra options Short, Low temperature (select this option for delicate fabrics with
the r symbol on the care label).
* Weight of dry laundry
** Note for test institutes:
Use this programme without selecting any Extra options for testing according
to EN 61121 standard.
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Programme chart
Max. load: 2 kg*
Delicates
Normal+, Normal
Hand iron r, Hand iron rr, Machine iron
Fabric type
Delicate items made of cotton, synthetic or blended fabrics, e.g.:
jumpers, skirts, trousers, table cloths, shirts, blouses and evening
wear with sequins and beading.
Note
Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
Extra option
Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
Woollens handcare
Max. load: 2 kg*
Fabric type
Woollen fabrics
Notes
– This programme only fluffs up woollen garments. They are not
dried completely by this programme.
– Remove garments as soon as the programme has finished and
leave to finish drying at room temperature.
Extra option
Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
Max. load: 3.5 kg*
Automatic
Normal+, Normal, Hand iron r
Fabric type
Mixed load of cotton and minimum iron fabrics.
Max. load: 2 kg*
Shirts
Normal, Hand iron r
Garment
Shirts and blouses.
Extra option
Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
Smoothing
Max. load: 3 kg*
Fabric type
– Cotton and linen fabrics.
– Minimum iron items made of mixed fibres, cottons or
synthetics, e.g.: trousers, jackets, shirts.
Notes
– Smooths out creasing caused during the spin cycle in the
washing machine.
– Fabrics are not completely dried in this programme. Remove
garments as soon as the programme has finished and leave to
finish drying at room temperature.
Extra option Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
*
Weight of dry laundry
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Programme chart
Max. load: 3 kg*
Denim
Normal, Hand iron r
Fabric type
Denim garments, e.g. jeans, jackets, skirts, shirts.
Extra option
Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
Max. load: 6 kg*
Cool air
Fabric type
Any item which only needs airing.
Max. load: 6 kg*
Warm air
Fabric type
– "Voluminous" and multi-layered fabrics whose layers have
different drying characteristics, e.g. jackets.
– For drying individual items, e.g. bath towels, bathing costumes,
tea-towels or small loads.
Note
– Do not select the longest drying time to start with. Check the
items as you are drying them to find the optimum time.
Tip
You can use the Warm air programme to help remove odours from
cotton clothing which has been worn but it still clean (select a
duration of between 1/2 and 1 hour). Items must be suitable for
drying in a tumble dryer. Dampen the garments a little beforehand
or add a fabric conditioner sheet. The Warm air programme will
not be as effective at removing odours from any parts of the
garments which are made of synthetic fibres.
Extra option
Low temperature (select this option for delicate fabrics with the r
symbol on the care label).
Standard pillows - Normal (drying level)
1-2 pillows up to
40 x 40 cm
Large pillows - Normal (drying level)
1 pillow up to 80
x 80 cm
Item
Pillows suitable for drying in a tumble dryer, with feather, down or
synthetic fillings.
Note
*
Please observe the instructions on the care label. Pillows can still
feel damp after being dried. You can use this programme several
times until the pillow feels dry.
Weight of dry laundry
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Programme chart
Silks handcare
Max. load: 1 kg*
Fabric type
Silks, e.g. blouses and shirts.
Notes
– Smooths out creasing.
– Fabrics are not completely dried in this programme. Remove
garments as soon as the programme has finished and leave to
finish drying at room temperature.
Extra option Low temperature. (Low temperature cannot be deselected).
Max. load: 2 kg*
Sportswear
Normal+, Normal, Hand iron r
Garment
Sportswear which is suitable for drying in a tumble dryer.
Max. load: 2 kg*
Outerwear
Normal, Hand iron r
Garment
Outerwear which is suitable for drying in a tumble dryer.
Proofing - Normal (drying level)
Item
For drying microfibre fabrics, ski wear, fine, closeweave cotton
garments (poplin) or tablecloths which are suitable for drying in a
tumble dryer and have been treated to provide a water and dirt
resistant finish.
Notes
*
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Max. load: 2 kg*
– This programme includes a proofing fixing phase.
– Only use proofing agents which are stated by the
manufacturer as being "suitable for use on membrane
textiles" as these contain fluorochemical compounds.
– Do not dry items which have been treated with proofing
agents containing paraffin. Fire hazard!
Weight of dry laundry
Programme chart
Hygiene programmes
In the Hygiene programmes the temperature is held constant for a longer period
of time to deactivate micro-organisms, e.g. germs or house dustmites and also
reduce the number of allergens in the laundry.
These programmes should not be interrupted as this would prevent the
micro-organisms from being deactivated.
Cottons hygiene - Normal (drying level)
Max. load: 6 kg*
Fabric type
Cottons and linen fabrics, which will be in direct contact with the
skin, e.g. underwear, nappies, towelling, bed linen, pillow and
mattress covers.
Note
Only for drying fabrics which can withstand higher temperatures
and which have the q symbol on the care label.
Minimum iron hygiene - Normal (drying level)
Max. load: 3 kg*
Fabric type
Minimum iron items made of synthetic or blended fabrics, e.g.
skirts, shirts and blouses.
Note
Only for drying fabrics which can withstand higher temperatures
and which have the q symbol on the care label.
Timed drying hygiene
Max load:
depending on
fabric type
Fabric type
*
– 6 kg* of items made of cotton or linen fabric.
– 3 kg* of minimum iron items made of synthetic or blended
fabric.
– For airing individual items of laundry which are already dry or
for deactivating lice, dustmites and micro-organisms in
washable materials which are suitable for drying in a tumble
dryer, e.g. stuffed toys, and which have the q symbol on the
care label.
Weight of dry laundry
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Changing the programme sequence
Once a programme has started
- changing the programme
You cannot change to another
programme once a programme has
started (this prevents unintentional
alterations).
You will need to cancel the current
programme before you can select a
new one.
- cancelling the programme and then
selecting a different programme
^ Press short cut button 4 Cancel.
The items will be cooled down,
depending on the temperature
reached and how long they have
been dried for.
Finish will appear when you press
short cut button 4 Cancel again.
^ Switch the tumble dryer off by
pressing the s button.
^ Switch the tumble dryer on again by
pressing the s button.
^ Select another programme and start
it.
- cancelling the programme and then
removing the laundry
^ Proceed as described in "Adding or
removing laundry after a programme
has started" below.
^ Switch the dryer off after closing the
door.
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Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
^ Press the a button.
^ Open the door.
,Danger of burning:
Do not touch the back of the drum
when adding or removing items. The
drum and the items can get very hot.
^ Add or remove items as required.
^ Close the door.
^ Press the Start button.
Time remaining
The time left shown in the display may
now vary from the actual drying time.
Electronic programme locking
Programme locking prevents the short cut buttons or the
multi-function selector being used while drying is in
progress.
The door is not locked and can be opened at any time.
To activate programme locking
^ Once the programme has begun, press and hold the Start
button until the following appears in the display:
X
System locked
Now no more alterations can be made to the programme.
Programme locking is deactivated automatically at the end of
the programme or by pressing button a.
To deactivate programme locking
^ Press and hold the Start button until the following appears
in the display:
W
Ready
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Cleaning and care
Emptying the condensed water
container
The condensed water will be collected
in the condensed water container
unless the appliance has been set up
to drain via the drain hose (see
installation).
Empty the condensed water
container after every drying
programme.
The drying programme will be
interrupted if the maximum level of the
condensed water container is reached.
A message will appear in the display.
^ Open the shutter and empty out the
water.
^ To replace the container, hold it at a
slight angle (as when removing it)
and push it in gently until you feel it
click into position.
^ To remove the message from the
display, switch the dryer off and then
on again.
Condensed water should not be
consumed. It could lead to health
problems for people and animals.
^ Holding the container firmly in both
hands, as shown, pull it out slightly
towards the right-hand side.
^ Hold the container in a horizontal
position when carrying it.
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Condensed water can be put to
household use (e.g. used in a steam
iron or humidifier). To ensure that any
residual particles of fluff in the
condensed water are removed before
use, pass it through a fine sieve or
paper filter first.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff filters
The fluff which is created by the drying
process is collected by the fluff filters in
the door and the door opening. Clean
the filters after each drying
programme*.
Cleaning them whilst dry
Tip: You can also use a vacuum
cleaner to remove the fluff.
^ Use your fingers to remove the fluff
from the surface of the filter.
^ Remove any fluff from the hollow part
of the door opening. You could also
use a cleaning brush which is
available as an optional extra from
your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare
Parts Department, or use a vacuum
cleaner.
^ Also clean the door seal (2) with a
damp cloth.
^ Once clean, push the filter back into
the door holder until it clicks into
position. Ensure it is facing the
correct way.
^ Open the door and pull the fluff filter
(1) out of the door as illustrated.
^ Use your fingers or a vacuum cleaner
to remove the fluff from the two fluff
filters in the door opening.
^ Close the door.
* Always check the fluff filters if the
Clean out airways message
appears.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning them with water
If there is a great deal of compacted
fluff on any of the filters, they can be
removed and cleaned under hot
running water.
^ Open the door and pull the fluff filter
out of the door as described
previously.
The two filters in the door opening can
also be removed if you need to clean
them with water.
^ Turn dial a and pull the filter by the
dial out of the door opening as shown
b. Do the same on the other side.
^ Rinse all the filters under hot, running
water.
^ Then shake the filters until no more
water droplets are visible.
^ Dry the filters thoroughly with care.
^ Clean the area underneath these
filters, e.g. with a vacuum cleaner.
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,Do not replace them if they are
damp or wet. Damp or wet filters
could cause operational faults.
^ Push the large filter back into the
door holder until it clicks into position.
Ensure it is facing the correct way.
^ Replace the filters in the door
opening by first inserting them at the
bottom and then pressing them into
place at the top.
^ Lock both dials.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the tumble dryer
Disconnect the tumble dryer from
the mains electricity supply.
Miele branded cleaning and
conditioning products are available to
order via the internet on
www.miele-shop.com.
^ Clean the housing and control panel
with a slightly damp cloth and a mild
detergent or soapy water.
^ The drum and other stainless steel
parts can be cleaned with a suitable
stainless steel cleaner following the
manufacturer's instructions.
Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaners. These could
damage plastic sufaces and other
parts. The tumble dryer must never
be hosed down.
^ Dry all parts with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the condenser unit
Detergent residue, hair and fine fluff
from the dryer can get through the fluff
filters and block the condenser unit.
Dust from the room in which the dryer is
installed can also get into the
condenser unit and cause a blockage.
Check the condenser unit at least
twice a year. Always check it if the
Clean out airways message
appears. If the dryer is used
frequently then check the condenser
unit after approx. 100 drying cycles.
Clean it if necessary.
^ Turn the lever on the inner cover
downwards to the vertical position.
^ Tilt the cover forwards.
Removing the condenser unit
^ Remove it by pulling it diagonally
upwards.
^ Open the service panel. Hold the
panel securely when doing this.
^ Turn the lever on the condenser unit
upwards to the vertical position.
^ Now remove the panel by pulling it
diagonally upwards and place it to
one side.
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Cleaning and care
If you cannot see any fluff:
^ Replace the condenser unit (see
following page).
If you can see some fluff:
^ Clean the condenser unit as
described below.
Cleaning the condenser unit
^ When rinsing the condenser unit,
make sure you position it as
shown in the next two illustrations.
^ Pull the condenser unit out of its
housing by the handle.
Checking the condenser unit
^ Use a shower head or similar to rinse
the unit out as shown.
^ Hold the condenser unit up to the
light as shown.
^ Check to see if there is any fluff
inside it.
The arrows in the illustration above
indicate where to look.
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Cleaning and care
Replacing the condenser unit
^ With the handle facing upwards,
push the condenser unit back into
position in its housing.
^ Turn the lever down to the horizontal
position, making sure that the hook
on the lever clicks into the groove.
When replacing the inner cover after
cleaning, ensure that the rubber seal
fits correctly into the groove.
^ Then flush the unit through from the
front.
^ Check the condenser unit again for
any visible fluff and if necessary flush
it through again until it has all gone.
^ Also make sure the rubber seals are
clean.
The rubber seals must not be
removed and must be free of kinks.
Checking and cleaning the
condenser unit housing
^ Remove any soiling still visible inside
the housing unit by hand using a
damp cloth. Do not try and access
areas you cannot reach by hand!
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^ Replace the inner cover making sure
the hooks locate correctly. Hold it at
an angle and push it gently
downwards.
^ Then turn the lever upwards into the
horizontal position to lock the cover.
^ Replace the service panel and press
the upper edge until it clicks into
position.
,It is important to ensure that both
the condenser unit and the cover
are correctly positioned and locked,
otherwise water may leak from the
dryer.
Problem solving guide
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.
Fault messages in the display
Problem
Possible cause
Machine locked. Enter code
Access via a code has See "Settings menu".
been activated.
X
System lock
l
Adjust the load
The drum is empty or
the laundry is too dry.
+ the programme is
cancelled, the buzzer
sounds
q
Empty out the container
or check the drain hose.
+ the programme is
cancelled, the buzzer
sounds
Remedy
The electronic
programme locking
has been activated.
Press and hold the Start
button until Ready appears
in the display.
Use the Warm air
This is not a fault.
The electronic unit has programme (timed drying) to
recognised that there dry individual items.
To delete the fault
is no laundry in the
message:
drum and cancelled
the programme.
– Open the door or switch
the dryer off and then
Drying individual
back on again.
garments or items
which are already dry
can also cause the
programme to be
cancelled.
The condensed water – Empty the condensed
container is full or
water container or check
there is a kink in the
the drain hose.
drain hose.
To delete the fault
message:
– Switch the dryer off and
then back on again.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
The following
message appears
after the
programme has
finished:
Clean the airways
Clean the fluff filter
Check the airways
Clean out the
airways
+ the programme
is cancelled, the
buzzer sounds
,
Possible cause
– The dryer is not
working efficiently or
economically.
Possible reason for
this: The fluff filter is
clogged with fluff or
with detergent
residues.
– This message can also
appear when using the
Large pillows
programme to dry a
large pillow. The
message does not
indicate a fault in this
instance.
See above for possible
causes and their
remedies.
There is a fault.
Technical fault
+ the programme
is cancelled, the
buzzer sounds
i
Programme finish
time changed
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This is not a fault.
Remedy
– Cleaning the filters is usually
all that is required.
However, if the message
does not go out after you
have cleaned the filters, then
also check all the possible
causes described under "The
drying process goes on too
long or even switches off".
To delete the fault message:
– Open and close the door.
You can adjust the setting which
controls when or if the message
Clean out the airways appears.
See "Settings menu, Airways
indicator").
– Try to resolve the problem by
following the instructions
given above.
– If the indicator light flashes
again, contact the Miele
Service Dept.
– Switch the dryer off and then
back on again. Try to start a
programme.
– If this warning appears again,
contact the Miele Service
Dept.
Settings were changed while the
timer was counting down to the
start of a programme, or there
was a power cut.
Problem solving guide
Other problems
Problem
The drying
process goes
on too long or
even switches
off.
In some
circumstances,
Clean out
airways still
appears, even
though the
filters are
clean.
Possible cause
Remedy
Please check all the possible causes and switch the dryer
off and then back on again.
Ventilation to and from the dryer Open a door or window while
may be insufficient (e.g.
the machine is in operation
because it is installed in a small for increased air flow.
room). This has caused the
temperature in the room to rise
sharply.
The fluff filters are clogged up – Remove any fluff.
with fluff or were still wet when – The fluff filters must be
they were replaced.
completely dry.
The laundry has not been spun Make sure that your laundry is
sufficiently.
thoroughly spun at the
appropriate spin speed.
The tumble dryer has been
overloaded.
Do not exceed the maximum
load for the programme
selected.
Metallic components, e.g. zips – Open zips next time.
have prevented the dryer from If the problem occurs again,
registering the correct moisture dry garments with long zips
level in the laundry.
using the Warm air
programme (timed drying).
Detergent residues, hair and
Check the condenser unit
fine fibres can block up the
from time to time and clean it
condenser unit.
if necessary.
The vents below the door are
blocked.
The laundry is The load consisted of different
not sufficiently fabrics.
dry.
Remove any objects that are
blocking the vents.
– Finish drying using the
Warm air programme.
– Select a different
programme next time.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
– The inner cover of the – Ensure that the
condenser unit has not
condenser unit is
been locked properly
positioned correctly
and/or the condenser
and lock the inner
unit has not been
cover.
positioned correctly.
– Check the rubber
seals.
– Fluff has collected in
the condenser unit
– Use a cloth to remove
housing.
any visible fluff from the
inside of the condenser
unit housing.
Items made of synthetic Synthetic fibres tend to
Static charge can be
fibres are charged with attract static charge.
reduced by adding a
static electricity after
fabric conditioner to the
drying.
final rinse in the washing
programme or a fabric
conditioner sheet to the
load when drying.
Water leaks from the
machine after the
condenser unit has
been cleaned.
There is a build-up of
fluff.
Feather filled pillows
smell after drying.
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Fluff is principally the
result of friction when
garments are being worn
and washed. Machine
drying hardly causes any
fluff to form and has been
established by research
institutes to have no
appreciable effect on the
lifetime of fabric.
Feathers are a natural
product and this is quite
normal.
Fluff is collected by the
fluff filters and can be
easily removed (see
"Cleaning and Care").
The smell will dissipate
after sufficient airing.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
The programme does
No obvious cause.
not start and the display
is dark.
The interior drum
lighting does not come
on.
The lighting switches off
automatically (to save
energy).
The lamp needs
changing.
Power cut
The display is in a
different language.
– Is the dryer switched
on?
– Is the plug correctly
inserted into the socket
and switched on?
– Is the door closed
properly?
– Has the fuse or circuit
breaker tripped?
Switch the dryer off and
then on again.
Change the lamp as
described at the end of
this section.
Once power has been restored, switch the tumble
dryer on with the s button to continue the
programme.
A different language has Set the language you
been selected.
want. The flag symbol J
will guide you. See
Language J at the end of
this booklet.
The Start button flashes This is not a fault.
when a programme is
The flashing indicates
being selected.
that a programme can be
started.
The display is dark.
The ring around the
multi-function selector
does not light up.
The Start button is
flashing slowly.
Remedy
After the programme has
started, the flashing will
change to a constant
light.
The display has switched The display and the
off automatically to save multi-function selector will
energy (Standby mode). light up when one of the
buttons is pressed.
If the problem persists,
there is a fault.
Contact the Miele Service
Department.
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Problem solving guide
Changing the lamp
Disconnect the tumble dryer from
the mains electricity supply.
The lamp specification and
maximum wattage is stated on the
data plate and on the lamp cover.
^ Open the door.
^ Replace the lamp.
You will find the interior lamp cover at
the top of the drum aperture.
^ To close the cover push it upwards
and press it on the left and right until
you hear it click into position.
,Ensure that it is fitted into
position securely, as any moisture
could cause a short circuit.
^ Insert a suitable tool, such as a wide
bladed screwdriver, under the side
edge of the lamp cover as illustrated.
^ Apply a little pressure and whilst
doing so turn your wrist in the
direction of the arrow to open the
cover.
The cover will open downwards.
The temperature resistant lamp should
only be ordered from your Miele Dealer
or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
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After Sales service
Repairs
Future updates (PC)
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
The indicator or check light marked PC
on the fascia panel is the interface used
by the Miele service technicians during
service work for testing purposes and
for updating the appliance's
programme data.
– your Miele dealer or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for contact details).
When contacting your dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance, both of which are shown on
the data plate situated on the right
hand side below the drum aperture.
Appliance guarantee
Please see the guarantee card
supplied with your appliance.
Optional accessories
Optional accessories for this dryer are
available from your Miele Dealer, the
Miele Spare Parts Department or via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be
applied for service visits where the
problem could have been resolved
as described in these instructions.
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Installation
Front view
a Mains connection cable
e Service panel for condenser unit
b Condensed water container
f Four height-adjustable screw feet
c Control panel
g External drainage options (e.g. via
wash basin, wash basin drain outlet,
or gully. See "External condensed
water outlet").
d Door
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Installation
Rear view
installation site you will also need to
hold it by the front feet.
Building under a continous worktop /
in a kitchen run
,A building-under kit* with a
coverplate to replace the machine
lid is required. It must be fitted by a
suitably qualified person to ensure
electrical safety.
a Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine (see arrows)
b Air inlet vent for cooling the
condenser unit
c Mains connection cable
d External drainage of the condensed
water
N.B. If you wish to push your machine
under a worktop and there is space to
do this without removing the lid the
building under kit is not necessary.
Otherwise the building under kit is
essential.
– The building-under kit is supplied
with its own installation instructions.
– N.B. When built under drying times
may be longer.
e Accessories for connection to a sink
drain outlet
– The electrical socket must be
located in an accessible position
near the machine.
f Slot for Miele|home communication
module
With niche heights of:
Installation site
,Make sure the dryer door can be
opened without hindrance after
installation.
Transporting the machine to its
installation site
When moving the machine, you can
hold it by the lid where it protrudes to
the rear of the dryer. To manoeuvre the
dryer out of its packing case to its
– 830-840 mm, longer screw feet* are
required.
– 870-885 / 915-930 mm, one or two
raising kits* are required.
* accessory available to order
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a coverplate, ensure that, if the lid is
ever replaced, it fits securely into the
rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation
Levelling the machine
,Do not block the gap between
the bottom of the tumble dryer and
the floor with plinth facings, deep file
carpet etc. This would hinder a
sufficient flow of air to the dryer.
The machine must be perfectly level to
ensure safe and proper operation.
Room in which the dryer is located
Air taken in for use in the drying
process will be warm when it is
expelled from the front of the dryer. This
expelled air heats up the air in the
room. It is therefore very important to
ensure that the room is adequately
ventilated, particularly if the dryer is
located in a small room. Otherwise
running times and energy consumption
could be increased.
Washer-dryer stack
The tumble dryer can also be
combined with a Miele washing
machine in a washer-dryer stack. The
appropriate "WTV" stacking kit
(available to order) to match your dryer
is required.
,Stacking kits must only be
installed by a suitably qualified fitter.
^ The screw feet can be adjusted to
compensate for any unevenness in
the floor.
,The air inlet and outlet vents on
the front of the machine must not be
covered as this would prevent
sufficient ventilation for cooling the
condenser unit.
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Before moving the machine again
(e.g. when moving house)
After each use a small quantity of
condensed water will collect in the area
around the pump. This water can run
out if the machine is tipped up when it
is being moved. It is a good idea to run
the Cool air programme for
approximately 1 minute before moving
the machine. Any remaining condensed
water will then be fed into the
condensed water container or out
through the drain hose.
Installation
External condensed water
outlet
General notes
^ There will be a small amount of
residual water in the drain hose.
Have a container ready to collect
this.
When drying is in progress, condensed
water is pumped into the condensed
water container through the drain hose at
the back of the dryer. The condensed
water can also be drained off directly if
the tumble dryer is installed near a sink,
drain outlet etc. so that the condensed
water container does not have to be
emptied.
Drain hose length . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50 m
Maximum delivery head . . . . . . . 1.50 m
Maximum drain hose length . . . . 4.00 m
,If the on-site water drainage
system is not fitted with a non-return
valve or an appropriate air gap, one
must be fitted to prevent the risk of
back-flow. (See "Installation conditions
requiring a non-return valve").
^ Pull the hose off its connection (see
arrow).
^ Allow any residual water to run into
the container.
The following optional accessories are
available:
– an extension hose
– a non-return valve kit for connection
to an external condensed water
outlet (includes an extension hose).
Maximum delivery head with
non-return valve fitted: 1.00 m
Arranging the drain hose
,Do not pull on the drain hose and
do not stretch it or allow it to become
kinked as it could get damaged.
^ Unwind the hose and pull it carefully
out of the holders.
^ Position the hose to the right or left
hand side as necessary.
Leave the hose in the middle holder to
prevent it from becoming kinked
inadvertently.
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Installation
External drainage via a sink or gully
^ See "Front view" illustration.
,If you want to drain the water off
into a sink you will need to secure
the hose carefully, e.g. by tying it to
a tap to make sure it cannot slip
during use. Otherwise there is a risk
of overflowing water which could
cause damage.
Example: Connection to a sink drain
outlet
The drain hose with non-return valve
fitted can be connected directly to a
suitable sink drain outlet.
^ Use the bow-shaped guide to
prevent the drain hose from
becoming kinked.
Installation conditions requiring a
non-return valve
,Certain installation conditions
require the fitting of a non-return
valve for external water
connection (available as an
optional accessory). A non-return
valve will prevent the risk of
back-flow out of the dryer which
could cause damage.
A non-return valve is required:
– If the tumble dryer is connected to a
sink drain outlet (see the following
section).
– If the tumble dryer is connected to a
drainage system already in use by
another appliance, e.g. a dishwasher
or washing machine.
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^ Remove the following from the back
of the dryer at the top:
Adapter 1 and hose clip 3 behind it.
Installation
^ Fit adapter 1 to the sink drain outlet
using nut 2.
If this nut has a flat disc in it you
should take the disc out first.
^ Attach the end of hose 4 to adapter
1.
^ Use a screwdriver to tighten hose
clip 3 up close to the nut.
1 Adapter
2 Nut
3 Hose clip
4 End of the hose
5 Non-return valve
6 Tumble dryer drain hose
,Non-return valve 5 has to be
fitted with the arrow pointing in the
direction of flow (i.e. towards the
sink). Otherwise water will not drain
out of the appliance.
^ Fit non-return valve 5 to tumble dryer
drain hose 6 (make sure it is fitted in
the correct direction - see arrow on
non-return valve).
^ Secure the non-return valve using
hose clips.
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Electrical 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 protect
the appliance with a suitable residual
current device (RCD). Contact a
qualified electrician for advice.
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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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
Programme
Load
Final spin speed
in a domestic washing machine
Energy
Duration
kg*
rpm
kWh
Minutes
Cottons
Normal
6.0
1000 (60 % residual moisture)**
1200
1400
1600
1800
3.30
3.00
2.85
2,55
2.50
89
81
78
70
69
Cottons
Hand iron rr
6.0
1000 (60 % residual moisture)**
1200
1400
1600
1800
2.65
2.35
2.20
1,85
1.80
71
63
60
52
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Minimum iron Normal
3.0
1200 (40 % residual moisture)**
1.20
37
Minimum iron Hand iron
3.0
1200
1.00
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Delicates Normal
2.0
800
1.40
95
Automatic Normal
3.5
800
2.10
85
Shirts Normal
2.0
600
1.15
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Denim Normal
3.0
900
2.00
96
Woollens handcare
2.0
1000
0.15
4
Silks handcare
1.0
400
0.15
5
Smoothing
3.0
1000
0.30
8
Sportswear Normal
2.0
600
1.45
65
Outerwear Normal
2.0
800
1.95
105
Proofing
2.0
800
1.55
72
Cottons hygiene
6.0
1000
3.70
118
Minimum iron hygiene
3.0
1200
1.45
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Large pillows
1.2
1200
2.75
198
* Weight of dry laundry
** EN 61121:2005 test programme
All data without a "star" against it was calculated using EN 61121:2005.
Before testing in accordance with EN 61121, dry a 3 kg load of cotton laundry with 70% residual
moisture as per the above standard using the Cottons Normal programme without any extra options.
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given above depending on the size of the
load, types of textiles, residual moisture levels after spinning, fluctuations in the electricity
supply and any extra options selected.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
595 mm
Depth
Depth with door open
587 mm
1062 mm
Height for building under
Width for building under
820 mm
600 mm
Depth for building under
Suitable for pushing under a worktop
600 mm
Yes
Suitable for stacking
Weight
Yes
51 kg
Drum volume
Maximum capacity
111 litres
6 kg dry weight
Capacity of condensed water container approx. 3.5 litres
Drain hose length
1.5 m
Maximum delivery head
Maximum drain hose length
1.5 m
4m
Length of connection cable
Voltage
2m
see data plate
Connected load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate / plug
Lamp wattage
see data plate
Energy consumption
see "Consumption data"
Test certificates awarded
see data plate
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Settings menu J
for changing
default settings
The Settings menu is used to alter the
dryer's electronics to suit different
requirements.
Settings can be altered at any time.
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Settings menu J
To open the Settings menu
1
Cottons
2 Minimum iron
Programme selection ...
Settings F ...
3 Delicates
4 Woollens handcare
9:00
^ Select Settings J from the entry menu and confirm your
selection with the multi-function selector.
To select a setting
Settings
Back A
Language F ...
Time of day ...
Drying levels ...
H
^ Select the setting you want to change, and confirm your
selection.
If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu within approx.
15 seconds, the display will revert to the main menu.
To close the Settings menu
Settings
Back A
Language F ...
Time of day ...
Drying levels ...
H
^ Select Back and confirm your selection.
The display will revert to the entry menu.
Language J
The display can be set to appear in one of several different
languages.
A tick L will appear beside the language to show that it has
been set.
The flag J after the word Language acts as a guide to
prevent a language which will not be understood from being
set.
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Settings menu J
Time of day
First select either a 24 hour or 12 hour clock.
Then set the current time of day.
To select a 24 hour or 12 hour clock
^ Select either the 24 hour or the 12 hour clock, and confirm
your selection.
The display will then change to the screen for setting the time
of day.
To set the time of day
10 : 00
Please set the time of day.
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the hour and
confirm your selection. Now set the minutes. Pressing the
multi-function selector again saves the time of day in
memory.
The time of day can be changed at any time later on by:
1
Cottons
2 Minimum iron
Programme selection ...
Settings F ...
3 Delicates
4 Woollens handcare
9:00
^ Highlighting the time of day in the Entry menu and
confirming your selection.
The display will then change to the screen for setting the time
of day.
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Settings menu J
Drying levels
You can alter the drying levels for the Cottons and
Minimum iron programmes.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
Factory default: a medium setting.
Depending on the setting, the programme duration will be
shorter (Damper) or longer (Drier).
Extended cool down
The cooling down phase which takes place before the end
of a programme can be lengthened if required. This makes
the garments easier to handle.
The bar chart shows you the setting.
Factory default: 0 mins (normal cooling down period)
You can select an extended cool down time in 2 minute
increments up to a maximum of 18 minutes.
You cannot extend the cooling down time for the Warm air,
Cool air, Timed drying hygiene, Woollens handcare, Silks
handcare or Smoothing programmes.
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Settings menu J
Airways indicator
Fluff should be removed after drying. The Clean out
airways message will remind you to clean the filters when a
certain amount of fluff has collected in them. You can
decide at what level of fluff this reminder should be given.
You will have an idea of how often this should be done after a
few drying programmes.
Off
= Clean out airways does not appear
Heavy = Clean out airways only appears when there is a
heavy build-up of fluff
Normal= Factory default setting
Light = Clean out airways appears when there is only a
small build-up of fluff
A tick L will appear beside the option to show that it has
been set.
Anti-crease action
The drum will continue to rotate at intervals for one hour to
prevent laundry creasing, if you do not wish to remove it
immediately.
A tick L will appear beside the option to show that it has
been set.
Factory default: On.
The anti-crease function cannot be used with the Woollens
handcare programme.
Code
The code prevents your machine being used without your
knowledge.
When the code has been activated, you have to enter a code
after switching the dryer on. Otherwise the dryer cannot be
operated.
The door is not locked and can be opened at any time.
To activate the code
^ Select Activate and confirm your selection.
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Settings menu J
To enter the code
The display will now request that a code is entered. The code
is 250 and cannot be altered.
0
_
_
Enter code
^ Turn the multi-function selector until the number 2 appears.
Then press it to confirm your selection of this number. Now
enter the second number.
^ Repeat the process until all three numbers have been
entered.
After the last number has been entered, you must confirm the
code with OK.
2
5
0
Confirm code
OK
H
Back A
H
^ Confirm the code, then switch the dryer off.
To use the dryer when the code is activated
When the machine is switched on again, the display will
request the code.
^ Enter code 250 as described above and confirm the entry.
The dryer is now unlocked and ready for use.
To deactivate the code
Proceed as for activating the code.
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Settings menu J
Buzzer
A buzzer sounds (at intervals for a maximum of 1 hr) to let
you know the programme has finished.
Off
= The buzzer will always sound when there is a fault,
even if it has been switched off.
Normal = The buzzer sounds at the end of a programme.
Loud
= The buzzer sounds louder at the end of a
programme.
A tick L will appear beside the option to show that it has
been set.
The machine is delivered with the option: Normal, set as standard.
Keypad tones
An audible tone sounds when the Start button, a short cut
button or the multi-function selector is pressed.
A tick will appear beside the option to show that it has been
set.
The machine is delivered with the option: Off, set as standard.
Display contrast
There are ten different display contrast settings.
The bar chart shows you the setting. The factory default
setting is a medium setting.
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Settings menu J
Standby
To save energy, the display goes out after 10 minutes and
the Start button flashes slowly.
There are two options:
Active (the machine is delivered with this option selected)
Standby is activated:
– if a programme is not selected 10 minutes after the
machine has been switched on.
– 10 minutes after the Start button has been pressed.
– 10 minutes after the end of a programme.
Not in current programme
Standby is activated:
– if a programme is not selected 10 minutes after the
machine has been switched on.
– 10 minutes after the end of a programme.
Operating the multi-function selector or one of the short cut
buttons switches the display back on again.
A tick L will appear beside the option to show that it has
been set.
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Settings menu J
The following settings only appear if Communication
module XKM 2000 has been fitted to the dryer.
Mieleqhome
This communication enabled dryer can transmit
programme data through the power lines to the
Miele|home system. The dryer must be signed on to the
Miele|home system.
Please read the separate operating instructions supplied
with the Miele|home system before you sign on the dryer.
Signing on
Settings
Back A
Mieleqhome
Sign on
^ Select Sign on and confirm your selection.
The signing on process will begin. If signing on is successful,
the following will appear after a while:
k
Sign on successful
When the dryer is in operation, programme data will be
transmitted from it over the power lines.
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Settings menu J
If signing on is unsuccessful:
^ Check that the Miele|home system is active.
^ Activate the signing on of a new appliance on the
Miele|home system.
^ Repeat the signing on process on the dryer.
Signing off
You can sign off the dryer if you no longer want the
programme data to be transmitted. Proceed as for signing
on.
Switching off time of day synchronisation
When the signing on process has been successful, the time
of day on the dryer will be synchronised automatically with
the Miele |home system time of day. This is useful for
example when changing from summer time to winter time as
you only have to change the time on the Miele|home system.
You can turn this feature off if you want the time on your dryer
to be different from the time on the Miele|home system.
To do this, select the Time of day sub-menu from the Settings
menu.
Settings
Time of day
Back A
24 h clock
12 h clock
Synchronising
^ Select Synchronising and confirm your selection.
This opens the Synchronising sub-menu.
^ Select Off and confirm your selection.
Synchronisation is deactivated.
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Settings menu J
Remote access
This option will be made available in the future.
When available it will enable the dryer to be switched on
remotely and monitored using another appliance (e.g. a
computer or mobile phone).
Your Miele Dealer will be able to tell you when it becomes
available.
It offers two options:
On
Remote access active. The dryer can, if wished, be operated
from a remote source. (This option should only be selected if
your computer / mobile phone is configured for this).
Off (the machine is delivered with this option selected as
standard)
Remote access not active.
The entry menu will look like this when remote access is activated:
1
Remote access
2 Minimum iron
Programme selection ...
Settings J ...
3 Woollens handcare
4 Smoothing
9:00
Short cut button 1 is automatically set up for Remote access.
The programme previously allocated to button 1 remains
stored in memory for this button. It will reappear when the
remote access function is deactivated.
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Settings menu J
You have two options:
Remote access
You can select and start a programme using a mobile phone
or computer.
^ Press short cut button 1.
^ Press the Start button.
No programme selected
Waiting for remote start...
Cancel
+
Remote start
You have to select the programme on your dryer and then
start it later on using your computer or mobile phone.
Cottons
Normal+
Remote start: Off
Low temperature
Duration: 1:59 h
Extras
Timer Y
Save
Back A
H
H
H
H
^ Select a programme.
^ Turn the multi-function selector to Remote start and press it
to confirm your selection.
^ Switch remote start on.
^ Press the Start button.
Cottons
Normal+
Low temperature
Waiting for remote start...
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Extras
Timer Y
Save
Cancel
H
H
H
H
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