Miele G 5675 SC SF Futura Dimension Series Operating and Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions
Dishwasher
G 5670
G 5675
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
en - US, CA
M.-Nr. 09 510 241
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . 4
Guide to the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
T open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filling the salt container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Refill salt message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Rinse aid indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Items not recommended for dishwashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Typical load for 10 place settings with cutlery tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Typical load for 16 place settings with cutlery tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
MultiComfort zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Foldable spikes (depending on the model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cutlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Turning on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Selecting a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Starting a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Program Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Time display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
At the end of a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Preparing your appliance for an extended vacation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Interrupting a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Changing a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Contents
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Intensive lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Delay start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Opening the "Settings" menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Water hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Drying Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Factory default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Leaving the Settings menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Technical faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Faults in the water intake/water drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
General problems with the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Poor cleaning results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
User Maintenance Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Triple filter system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Installation instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Noise measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
General requirements for measuring noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installation requirements for measuring noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING –
When using your dishwasher, follow
basic precautions, including the
following:
Read all instructions before
installation or use of the dishwasher
to prevent injury and machine
damage.
Use the dishwasher only for its
intended purpose. This appliance is
intended for residential use only.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
Correct usage
~ The dishwasher is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households and in similar
working and residential environments
such as, shops, offices and showrooms
or guest houses.
~ The dishwasher is not intended for
outdoor use.
~ It must only be used as a domestic
appliance as specified in these
operating instructions, for cleaning
domestic crockery and cutlery. Any
other usage is not supported by the
manufacturer and could be dangerous.
~ Persons who lack physical, sensory
or mental abilities, or experience with
the appliance should not use the
dishwasher without supervision or
instruction by a responsible person.
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Electrical Safety
~ Before installation, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This data
must correspond to prevent injury and
machine damage. Consult a qualified
electrician if in doubt.
~ Before installation or service,
disconnect the power supply to the
work area by unplugging the unit,
"tripping" the circuit breaker or
removing the fuse.
~ Do not use an extension cord to
connect this appliance to electricity.
Extension cords do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
~ Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician. To guarantee the
electrical safety of this appliance
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective grounding
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement be met. If there is
any doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician.
~ If the supplied power cord is
damaged it must only be replaced by a
Miele Service technician with a genuine
Miele power cord.
~ The outlet must be accessible at all
times after installation to disconnect the
dishwasher.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation
~ The dishwasher must be installed
and connected in accordance with the
installation instructions.
~ Installation and repair work should
be performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and may
void the warranty.
~ Do not install or use a damaged
dishwasher. A damaged appliance is
dangerous. Unplug the machine and
contact Miele Technical Service
Department.
~ Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
~ This appliance must not be used in
a non-stationary location (e.g. on a
boat).
~ , WARNING - Fire hazard!
Do not cover or crush the plug of the
appliance. Ensure that the cabinet
opening for the dishwasher provides
ample space for the plug and cord.
Installing the dishwasher in a tight
space may crimp the power cord or put
pressure on the plug which could
cause overheating.
~ This dishwasher should only be
installed under a continuous counter
top secured to adjacent cabinetry.
~ Do not install this dishwasher
beneath a cooking surface, oven or any
appliance that radiates heat.
High temperatures from these units
may damage the dishwasher.
~ A toe-kick must be used with the
dishwasher. If the supplied toe-kick is
not used, a cabinet matching toe-kick
must be installed.
~ Do not install the dishwasher in an
area where it will be exposed to
temperatures below freezing.
~ Do not cut the intake hose or
submerge it in liquid. This hose
contains electrical components that
could cause injury or property damage
if cut or submerged.
~ Only power up the dishwasher when
all installation and plumbing work is
complete.
~ Do not place hose or power cord
next to a heat source e.g. hot water
pipes.
Do not expose hose or power cord to
corrosive substances.
Damage of hose or power cord could
cause electrical shock or water
damage!
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use
~ To reduce the risk of injury, do not
allow children to play in, on or near the
dishwasher. It is possible for small
fingers may be pinched in the door.
~ Only use the dishwasher if all panels
are properly in place.
~ Do not tamper with the controls.
~ Do not sit or stand on the door or
baskets of the dishwasher. Close the
door when not in use.
~ Under certain conditions, hydrogen
gas may be produced in a hot water
system that has not been used for two
weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has
not been used for such a period, turn
on all hot water faucets and let water
flow from each for several minutes
before using the dishwasher. This will
release any accumulated hydrogen
gas. Do not smoke or use an open
flame during this time.
~ Be sure that all items placed in the
dishwasher are "dishwasher safe". For
items not labeled, check the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
~ When loading tableware, place
sharp items away from the door to
prevent damage to the seal. Load
sharp items pointing downwards to
prevent injuries.
~ Only use detergents and rinse aids
recommended for residential
dishwashers. Keep all detergents and
rinse aids out of the reach of children.
~ Do not inhale or swallow detergents.
Dishwasher detergents contain irritant
and corrosive ingredients. They can
cause burning in the mouth and throat if
swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Consult
a doctor immediately if detergent has
been swallowed or inhaled.
~
Do not drink water from the
dishwasher! Harmful residues could be
present.
~ Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir or
salt container with detergent. It will
destroy the rinse aid compartment and
water softener.
~ If the supplied power cord is
damaged it must only be replaced by a
Miele Service technician with a genuine
Miele power cord.
The outlet must be accessible at all
times after installation to disconnect the
dishwasher.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ This model offers a Drying Plus
feature, i.e. the door will automatically
open, without an audible signal first
being given, at the end of the program
releasing warm air from the dishwasher.
Use caution, the air may be hot!
~ Advise the user of the Drying Plus
feature to avoid injuries by walking,
bumping or knocking into the partially
opened door.
~ Dishes can be very hot at the end of
a program. Allow the dishes to cool
until they are cool enough to handle
before unloading them.
~ The water supply must be turned off
when the appliance is not used for a
longer period of time (e.g. during
vacations).
Disposal of an appliance
~ If the appliance is removed from its
installation site and will not be used,
remove the doorlock to the wash
cabinet to prevent children from locking
themselves in the machine.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Guide to the dishwasher
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
g Triple filter system
b Cutlery tray
h Data plate
c Upper basket
i Optical interface
d Middle spray arm
j Rinse aid reservoir
e Air inlet for drying
(depending on model)
k Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
f Lower spray arm
l Salt container
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Guide to the dishwasher
Control panel
a Display
e Program selection
b Delay start button , with indicator
light
f Program selector button
c Turbo button with indicator light
d Intensive lower basket button with
indicator light
g On/Off K button with indicator light
h Optical Interface
(in-operation indicator light)
This operating instruction manual describes several dishwasher models with
different indicated settings.
The different dishwasher models are named :
Standard = 32 1/16" (81.5 cm) high dishwashers
XXL
= 33 11/16" (85.5 cm) high dishwashers.
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Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is economical in the
use of water and electricity. For best
results follow these tips:
^ For lowest energy consumption you
may connect the dishwasher to a
cold water source.
^ For fastest possible wash times, with
slightly higher energy consumption,
connect the dishwasher to a hot
water source.
^ Make full use of the baskets without
overloading for the most economical
washing.
^ Use the correct amount of detergent
and rinse aid. Detergent dosage is
dependent upon the amount of
soiling and type of dishware being
washed. See the "Program Guide" for
more information.
^ When using powder or liquid
detergent, reduce the amount to 2/3
of the normal amount when washing
a small load.
^ Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
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Disposal of the packing
material
The cardboard box and packaging
protect the appliance during shipping.
These materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of an old machine
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. Before discarding an old
appliance, unplug it from the outlet, cut
off its power cord and remove any
doors to prevent hazards.
Before using for the first time
T open the door
To close the door
^ Push the baskets in.
^ Lift the door and push until the catch
engages.
,Keep fingers and other body
parts away from the door as it is
closing. Danger of injury.
The door will open automatically at the
end of the program to aid in the drying
process.
This function can be deactivated (see
"Settings - Drying Plus").
^ Pull the handle to open the door.
If the door is opened during operation,
the rinsing function is automatically
canceled.
,Keep the opening area free of
obstructions.
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Before using for the first time
Display
The following functions can be selected
or set on the display:
program
options
delay start
settings
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–
–
While a program is running, the
following appears in the display:
– the program segment
– the approximate remaining running
time
– any faults or messages
To save energy, the dishwasher turns
off a few minutes after a button is
pressed.
To turn the dishwasher on again,
press the K button.
"Settings" menu
You can adjust the dishwasher's
electronics to suit various requirements
in the "Settings" menu.
You can access the Settings menu by
pressing a specific button combination.
You can find more detailed information
in the Settings section.
The actual function of the buttons next
to the display is switched off in the
Settings menu, allowing you to select
and confirm menu items using these
buttons.
The left and right arrows in the display
indicate that additional selections are
available. You can choose these
selections using the left or right button
next to the display.
Use the center button next to the
display to confirm messages or settings
and change to the next menu or
another menu level.
A check will appear beside the
currently selected setting.
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Before using for the first time
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
A Welcome screen shows when the
dishwasher is turned on for the first
time.
If there is a fault, it will help the service
technician to know the hardness of your
local water supply.
Please note your water hardness
below:
Language
°d (gr/gal)
The display changes automatically to
the language setting.
^ Select the desired language and
confirm with the center button.
The water hardness was programmed
at 1 °d (1 gr/gal) by factory default.
The selected language set is marked
with a ( check.
^ Select the hardness of your water
supply and confirm with the center
button.
Water hardness
The display changes to the water
hardness setting.
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water. Hard
water results in calcium deposits on
dishware and in the dishwasher.
If your tap water hardness is above 4 °d
(4 gr/gal [US]), the water should be
softened.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
See "Settings - Water hardness" for
more information.
Two notes appear in the display.
After confirming these notes, : Add
and/or : Add salt may
appear in the display.
Confirm these notes. The display
changes to the Main menu.
rinse aid
These basic settings are saved after
the first full program cycle is
completed.
– The dishwasher must be
programmed to correspond to the
water hardness in your area.
– In areas where the water hardness
fluctuates (e. g. 37 - 50 °d
[39 -52 gr/gal]) always program the
machine to the higher value (in this
example 50 °d [52 gr/gal]).
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Before using for the first time
Every dishwasher is tested before
leaving the factory. Any water
remaining in the machine is from the
final factory test and does not
indicate that the machine has been
used.
Filling the salt container
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water (water that
is low in minerals). Hard water results in
calcium deposits on dishware and in
the dishwasher.
Therefore, if your tap water hardness is
above 4 °d (4 gr/gal) the water should
be softened. The built-in water softener
is designed for this purpose. The water
softener is suitable for a water hardness
up to 70 °d (73 gr/gal).
,Inadvertently filling the salt
container with dishwashing
detergent (including liquid
detergent) will damage the water
softener.
,Only use water softener salt
specially formulated for
dishwashers. Other salts may
contain insoluble additives which
can impair the water softener.
If using "Tab" products which
include salt, still add salt to the
machine to achieve optimal cleaning
results and ensure long-term
functioning of the water softener.
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^ Remove the lower basket from the
wash cabinet and unscrew the salt
container lid.
When opening the salt container,
water will run out. Open the
container only to refill salt.
Important: The salt container must
be filled with 2 quarts (2 l) of water
before adding salt for the first time
so the salt can dissolve
properly. Water does not have to be
added with subsequent refills.
Before using for the first time
Refill salt message
^ As soon as the F Insufficient salt
message is displayed, refill the salt
container
^ Confirm with the center button.
The "Insufficient salt" message goes
out.
^ Place the provided funnel over the
salt container and carefully fill it with
salt. The salt container holds
approx. 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of salt,
depending on the type of salt.
^ Clean any excess salt from the
threads of the container opening.
Screw the lid on firmly.
^ Immediately after each refill, run the
"Rinse & Hold" program without a
load. This will remove any traces of
salt from inside the wash cabinet.
If a sufficiently high concentration of
salt has not yet formed, the Insufficient
salt message may continue to be
displayed after adding the salt. In this
case, confirm again with the center
button.
The Insufficient salt message is turned
off if you have programmed the
dishwasher to a water hardness below
4 °d (4 gr/gal).
If using "Tab" detergent products in
your dishwasher, the messages can
be turned off if desired (see
"Settings - Deactivate indicators").
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to
replenish the salt and rinse aid and
to turn the indicators back on.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Rinse aid helps to prevent spotting on
dishes and glassware.
The rinse aid is filled in the reservoir
and the set amount will be
automatically dosed.
,Filling the rinse aid reservoir with
detergent (liquid or powder) will
damage the reservoir. Only pour
rinse aid formulated for residential
dishwashers into the reservoir.
When using "Tab" detergents rinse
aid is not needed.
Adding rinse aid
^ Pour liquid rinse aid into the reservoir
until it is visible on the surface of the
screen.
The rinse aid reservoir holds
approximately 3.7 fl. oz. (110 ml).
^ Press on the flap until you hear it
click shut. Failure to close it all the
way allows water to enter the
reservoir during the wash program.
^ Clean any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occurring
during the next program.
^ Press the button on the rinse aid
reservoir in the direction of the arrow
until the flap springs open.
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You can adjust the rinse aid dosage
for best results (see "Settings - Rinse
aid").
Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
When the ( Refill rinse aid message
appears, the reservoir contains
sufficient rinse aid for 2 - 3 programs
only.
^ Add rinse aid once the program has
finished.
^ Confirm with the center button.
The "Refill rinse aid" message will go
out.
If using "Tab" detergent products in
your dishwasher, the messages can
be turned off if desired (see
"Settings - Deactivate indicators").
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to
replenish the salt and rinse aid and
to turn the indicators back on.
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,Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, grease or paint in
the dishwasher.
Ash and sand do not dissolve and
will be distributed throughout the
inside of the dishwasher.
Wax, grease and paint will cause
permanent discoloration and
damage to the dishwasher.
^ Scrape food from dishes before
placing them in the dishwasher,
rinsing is not necessary.
^ Some foods contain natural dyes,
e.g. carrots or tomatoes. Plastic items
may discolor permanently if they
come in contact with food dyes.
^ All items can be placed anywhere in
the baskets.
^ Load dishes so that water can reach
all surfaces. Do not place dishes or
cutlery inside other pieces.
^ Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
^ Hollow items such as cups and
glasses should be placed upside
down in the baskets.
^ To ensure good water coverage, tall,
narrow and hollow items, i.e. vases
or champagne glasses, should be
placed in the center of the basket
rather than in the corners.
^ Concave based items such as mugs
or bowls, should be placed at an
angle so that water does not pool.
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^ The spray arms must not be blocked
by items that are too tall or hang
through the baskets. Check
clearance by manually rotating the
spray arms.
^ Place very small items in the cutlery
tray or basket so they do not fall to
the bottom of the wash cabinet.
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be cleaned from the sides of
the dishwasher door. These are
outside of the wash cabinet and are
not cleaned by water from the spray
arms.
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Items not recommended for
dishwashing
– Cutlery with wooden handles
– Wooden cutting boards
– Glued items such as old knives with
handles glued together around the
shank of the blade
– Handmade craft items, antique,
metal trimmed or decorative
glassware
Glassware:
– There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware, when in doubt
wash by hand.
– When purchasing new dishes,
glasses and cutlery, make sure they
are dishwasher safe. Only wash
items marked "dishwasher safe" in
the dishwasher.
– Plastic items that are not heat
resistant
– If fine glassware is washed in the
dishwasher select the "China &
Crystal" program*. This will reduce
the risk of clouding.
– Copper, brass, tin or aluminum
Silver and aluminum:
– Dishes with color painted over the
glaze. These dishes may fade over
time
– Silver or aluminum items may tarnish.
– Fine glassware and crystal items
should only be washed using the
"China & Crystal" program*.
Otherwise clouding or etching may
occur after frequent washing.
– Cast iron pots and pans
* depending on model
If unsure whether your china and
crystal are dishwasher safe, please
check with the manufacturer. The
China & Crystal program*, although
extremely gentle and thorough can
cause the china and crystal to "wear"
if they are not dishwasher safe.
– Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may be damp or spotted
at the end of a program where water
has adhered to the polish. This can
be rubbed off with a soft, dry cloth.
Silver that has been cleaned in an
immersion dip is usually dry at the
end of a program, but may tarnish.
– If left to dry, foods containing sulfur
can discolor silver. These include
egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise,
mustard, fish and marinades.
– Silverware may tarnish or pit if
washed next to stainless steel.
Leave space between these metals.
– Clean aluminum items, e.g. grease
filters, with domestic dishwasher
detergent only.
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Typical load for 10 place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Cutlery tray
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Lower basket
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Typical load for 16 place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray
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Upper basket
,Always use the dishwasher with
the upper and lower basket inserted
(except during the Tall items
program, if available).
^ Load the upper basket with small,
lightweight, or delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc.
Shallow pans can also be placed in
the upper basket.
^ Long items such as soup ladles,
mixing spoons and long knives
should be placed lying down across
the front of the upper basket.
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Foldable spikes
The rows of spikes can be lowered to
make more room for larger items, such
as casserole dishes.
^ Press the yellow lever down a and
fold down the spikes b.
Hinged cup rack
^ To make room for tall items, raise the
rack upwards.
Glasses can be arranged along the cup
rack to give them some support during
the program.
^ Lower the cup rack and lean the
glasses against it.
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Jumbo cup rack
(depending on model):
The cup rack can be set at two different
widths so that it can also accommodate
large cups.
^ Pull the cup rack upwards and click it
back into position at the required
width.
Universal support bar
The support bar will hold tall glasses
and stem ware securely.
^ Fold the bar down and lean the
desired glasses against it.
^ If desired, a section of the cutlery tray
can be removed to allow for even
taller glasses.
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Adjusting the height:
You can set the support bar at two
different heights.
^ Pull the support bar upwards and
click it back into position at the
required height.
Use the low setting for small glasses
and tumblers.
Use the high setting for tall glasses and
stem ware.
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Adjusting the upper basket
To adjust the upper basket downwards:
In order to gain more space for taller
items the upper basket can be adjusted
on three levels with 2 cm between each
level.
^ Pull up on the levers at the sides of
the upper basket.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. Make sure, however, that the
basket can slide smoothly in and out of
the cabinet.
^ Slide out the upper basket.
To adjust the upper basket upwards:
^ Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then release the levers to
lock the basket in place.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, a variety of plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
^ Lift the basket up until it clicks into
place.
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Lower basket
Heavily soiled items
^ Place larger and heavier items such
as plates, serving platters,
saucepans, bowls, etc. in the lower
basket.
It can also be used for glasses, cups,
small plates and saucers.
Dishwasher with cutlery tray
^ Place very large plates in the center
of the lower basket.
Dishwasher with cutlery basket
When tilted, plates up to 13 3/4"
(35 cm) in diameter can be
accommodated.
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MultiComfort zone
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for cups, glasses, plates, pots
and pans.
^ The glass rack can be folded up to
make more room for tall items.
^ Stemware, e.g. wine, champagne
and beer glasses, can be leaned
against the glass rack or suspended
from it.
Foldable spikes (depending on the
model)
The spikes at the front are used for
plates, soup bowls, platters, desert
bowls, and saucers.
The rows of spikes can be folded down
to create more room for larger
cookware, e.g. pots, pans and bowls.
The height of the glass rack is
adjustable.
^ Press the yellow lever down a and
fold the spikes down b.
^ Slide the glass rack to the desired
height until the catches click into
place at the top and rest on the
bottom.
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Cutlery
Split cutlery tray
(depending on model)
Spoons with thick handles may have to
be placed as knives and forks with their
heads in the holders.
^ Arrange the cutlery as shown in the
cutlery tray.
For easier unloading cutlery should be
grouped in zones, one for knives, one
for forks, one for spoons, etc.
Spoon heads should be placed in
contact with at least one of the serrated
retainers on the base of the cutlery tray
to ensure that water runs off them
freely.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by tall cutlery items (e.g.
cake servers).
The side sections of the tray can be
moved into the middle to accommodate
tall dishware items in the upper basket.
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^ You can use the yellow slide to adjust
the height of the middle section of the
cutlery tray to make more room for
large items of cutlery.
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Cutlery basket
Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket
(depending on model)
The cutlery basket can be placed
anywhere on the front rows of spikes in
the lower basket.
^ To avoid risk of injury, knives and
forks should be placed with the
handles upwards in the basket.
However, cutlery placed handle
down in the basket will come out
cleaner and drier.
Use the insert supplied for heavily
soiled items of cutlery.
The insert separates the items so that
they can be reached better by the
spray jets.
^ Place small items of cutlery in the
individual slots on three sides of the
cutlery basket.
^ Fit it onto the cutlery basket if
required.
^ Insert cutlery with the handles facing
downwards, and distribute them
evenly along the insert.
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Optional accessories
Optional dishwasher accessories are available from your Miele dealer, Miele or
Mieleusa.com (depending on your model some may already be supplied with your
machine as standard).
If you would like to...
the following accessory will need
to be ordered...
...wash a Miele Cappuccinatore
... a Cappuccinatore insert for the
upper basket.
...wash additional items of cutlery
... a cutlery basket for the lower
basket.
...wash long-stemmed glassware
... a glassware rack for the lower
basket.
MieleCare Collection
Miele branded cleaning and care products, including dishwasher salt, detergent
and rinse aid, are available to order from your Miele dealer, Miele or the on-line
Miele store www.mieleusa.com
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Detergent
,Dishwasher detergents contain
irritant and corrosive ingredients.
Avoid inhaling or swallowing
dishwasher detergent.
Keep children away from detergent.
Keep detergent out of the reach of
children. Keep children away from
the dishwasher when the door is
open. There could still be detergent
residues in the dishwasher. Only
add detergent just before starting
the program and lock the door with
the child safety lock (depending on
model).
You can use powder, gel or tab
detergents. Follow the dosage
information on the detergent
packaging.
If using a Tab detergent see "Settings Deactivate indicators".
Detergent tabs are not recommended
for use with the program "Express"
(depending on model). The tabs may
not dissolve completely.
Dishwasher cleaning products are
available from MIele.
,Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers.
Use only the recommended amount
of detergent. Continued use of too
much detergent may cause machine
damage.
When using the "China & Crystal"
program (depending on model)
reduce the amount of detergent
used to at least ½ of the normal
dosage. Also make certain your
china and crystal are dishwasher
safe.
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Turning on
Starting a program
^ Open the water supply, if closed.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
^ Open the door.
^ Make sure the spray arms can rotate
freely.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
The last program selected will appear
in the display and the appropriate
indicator light will come on.
After a short while, the estimated
program duration for the program
selected will appear in the display.
The optical interface lights to indicate
that a program is running.
If additional options are selected, the
corresponding indicator lights will also
come on.
Cancel a program only in the first
few minutes. Otherwise important
program steps (e.g. the water
softening) could be interrupted.
Selecting a program
Choose your program according to the
type of load and soiling.
See the "Program Guide" for more
information.
^ Select the desired program with the
Program selection button.
The indicator light for the selected
program will come on.
Additional options can now be
selected, if desired (see "Additional
Options").
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Program Guide
Program guide
When to use
Program sequence
Pre-rinse
1
Main
wash
2
Interim
rinse
1
Final
rinse
Drying
2
Pots & Pans
For normally soiled pots &
pans with dried on food, and
heavily soiled dishware, use
120% detergent
recommended.
X
X
X
X
X
Normal
as
Program for completely
required
washing a full load of
normally soiled dishware with
the ability to adjust energy and
water consumption based on
the soil load of the dishware.
X
X
X
X
China & Crystal
For temperature sensitive
glassware and lightly soiled
dishware, use 50% detergent
recommended.
X
X
SaniWash
To sanitize dishware, e.g.
baby bottles, cutting boards
and preparation dishware.
X
X
X
Extra Quiet
Very quiet program for
normally soiled dishware
with dried on food.
X
X
X
Rinse & Hold
To rinse dishes when a
complete program is not
needed.
Usage:
Electrical - 0.01 - 1.30 kWh
Water - 1.1 - 5 gal (4 - 19 l)
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as
requi
red
X
X
as required
X
X
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Time display
Standby
Before the program starts, the time
display shows the running time of the
selected program in hours and minutes.
During the running program the
remaining time is shown in the time
display.
A few minutes after the last key is
pressed or at the end of the program
the dishwasher will switch into Standby
mode to save energy. The display and
the indicators are turned off and only
the K indicator light flashes slowly.
Symbols will appear to indicate the
current stage of the program:
^ To turn the display back on press K.
1
8
%
(
G
O
Pre-wash / Soak
Main wash
Interim rinse
Final rinse
Drying
Finished
The time displayed may vary with the
same program. This can be due,
among other factors, to the water
temperature at each intake, the
reactivation process, the type of
detergent, the number of dishes and
how soiled they are.
When a program is selected for the first
time, the display shows an average
time for a cold water intake.
If you do not turn the dishwasher off
after the program ends, it will turn
completely off after a few minutes in
standby mode (see "Settings - Optimize
standby").
If refill salt and/or rinse aid or a fault
are present in the display, the
dishwasher will not switch to
Standby mode.
The refill messages can be turned
off when you use a tab detergent
(see "Before using for the first time").
Fault messages cannot be turned
off.
Each time a program is run, the
electronic unit adjusts the program
running time according to the intake
water temperature and the load size.
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At the end of a program
At the end of a program the optical
control light flashes slowly with the door
closed.
If the door has opened slightly, and the
message O Finished or Drying Plus
appears in the display, this indicates
that the program has finished.
In the "Normal" program, the drying
fan will run for a few minutes after
the program is completed.
^ Open the door completely to
re-engage the door closing
mechanism.
The optical function light goes out 10
minutes after the end of a program.
,If you have deactivated the automatic door opening function (see
"Settings - Drying Plus"), but would
still like to open the door at the end
of the program, then make sure that
you open the door fully. Otherwise
steam from the dishwasher could
damage the edge of the counter top
because the fan is no longer
running.
^ Unload the dishwasher.
Dishes tend to break and chip more
easily when they are hot.
Allow the dishes to cool until they are
comfortable enough to handle before
unloading them.
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If you open the door fully after switching
off, the dishes will cool much faster.
Unloading the lower basket first will
prevent water drops from the upper
basket and cutlery tray (depending on
model) from dropping onto dishes in
the lower basket.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
The dishwasher continues to use
electricity until turned off with the K
button.
Preparing your appliance for
an extended vacation
If you elect to turn off the water to your
home for an extended period of time,
please note that this may not be
enough to reduce the risk of a leak.
To be completely safe, you must
turn off the water supply to each
individual appliance. This means
under the sink for a dishwasher, at
the laundry bib for your washer, etc.
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Interrupting a program
A program is interrupted as soon as the
door is opened.
If the door is closed again, the program
will continue from where it was
interrupted.
,Water in the dishwasher is hot.
Danger of scalding.
Only open the door if absolutely
necessary and exercise extreme
caution when doing so. Before
closing the door again, leave it ajar
for approx. 20 seconds. This will
enable the temperature in the wash
cabinet to settle. Close the door
firmly until it clicks into place.
Changing a program
If the detergent flap is already open,
do not change the program.
If a program has already started and
you wish to change it:
^ Open the door.
^ Turn the dishwasher off with the K
button.
^ Turn the dishwasher on again with
the K button.
^ Select the desired program.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
The optical interface lights. The
program starts.
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Additional options
Intensive lower basket
Turbo
The "Intensive lower basket" additional
option allows you to wash heavily soiled
items in the lower basket while washing
more delicate items in the upper
basket.
The "Turbo" function can be used to
reduce the program run-times, in
programs in which the option is
available.
Cleaning performance in the lower
basket is intensified in programs where
this function is available.
Depending on the program, this can
mean that the running time may be
extended slightly.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
The K indicator light comes on.
^ Select a program.
^ Press the Intensive lower basket
button.
The Intensive lower basket indicator
light will come on if the function is
available for the program which has
been selected.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
Once set, the function will remain active
for the program selected until the
setting is changed.
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^ Open the door.
The K indicator light comes on.
^ Select a program.
^ Press the Turbo button.
The Turbo indicator light will come on if
the function is available for the program
which has been selected.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
Once selected, the function will remain
active for all programs until the setting
is changed.
Additional options
Delay start
^ Open the door.
The start time of a program can be
delayed. The start time can be delayed
from 30 minutes to 24 hours. The delay
is set in 30 minute increments.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on.
When using the "Delay start"
function, make sure that the
detergent compartment is dry before
adding detergent. Wipe dry with a
cloth if necessary. Otherwise the
detergent could stick together and
not completely rinse out.
Do not use liquid detergent. The
detergent could leak out of the
compartment.
The K indicator light comes on.
^ Select the desired program with the
"Program" button.
^ Press the , button.
The last delay start time will show in the
time display. The , indicator light
comes on.
^ Set the desired delay start time with
the , button.
If you press and hold the , button, the
time will automatically count up to 24 h.
To start again at 30 minutes, press the
, button twice.
^ Close the door.
If, after you have set the delay start
time, you do not close the door within a
few seconds, the display will revert to
showing the program duration. You will
have to enter the delay start time again.
The time will count down to the
program start in 1-minute steps.
Once the delay start time has elapsed,
the selected program starts. The
display shows the remaining time, the
, indicator light goes out, and the
indicator light of the selected program
comes on.
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Additional options
Starting a program before the Delay
start has elapsed:
A program can be started before the
Delay start time has elapsed.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher on again.
^ Select the desired program.
^ Start the program by closing the
door.
The optical control lights to confirm that
a program has started.
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Settings menu
The "Settings" menu allows
you to change standard
settings
Language !
The display contents can be shown in
different languages.
Opening the "Settings" menu
The displayed language can be
changed in the Language !.
^ Press the K button to turn the
dishwasher off.
^ Select the desired language and
confirm with the center button.
^ Press and hold the "Program" button.
^ Turn the dishwasher on with the K
button and hold the "Program" button
down for at least 4 seconds.
The first option of the Settings menu will
appear in the display and all the
indicator lights will come on.
The flag after the word Language
serves as a guide when an
unfamiliar language has been
selected.
Select the menu option with a flag
until the Language ! submenu is
displayed.
See the "Display" section for details.
^ Select the menu option you wish to
change.
The selected options are marked
with a check (.
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Settings menu
Water hardness
Your dishwasher is fitted with a water
softener which you need to program to
the water hardness level in your area.
– The dishwasher must be correctly
programmed to match the hardness
of your water.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the exact water
hardness level in your area.
– In areas where the water hardness
fluctuates (e. g. 37 - 50 °d
[39 - 52 gr/gal]) always program the
machine to the higher value (in this
example 50 °d [52 gr/gal]).
A check ( will appear beside the
water hardness which has been set.
^ Select the hardness of your water
supply and confirm with the center
button.
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°d
gr/gal
Value to set
in the display
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37-50
51-60
61-70
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53-63
64-73
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61-70
Settings menu
Rinse aid
Buzzer
For best results the rinse aid dosage
can be adjusted.
The dosage can be set between 0-6 ml.
The factory default dosage setting is
3 ml rinse aid.
When the buzzer is activated, a tone
sounds at the end of a program and if a
fault occurs.
If spots appear on the dishes:
If smearing or streaking show:
– Use a lower setting for rinse aid.
The buzzer at the end of a program
sounds four times in intervals with a
brief break in between. The buzzer
sounds if the dishwasher has not been
turned off.
^ Select the desired rinse aid amount
and confirm with the center button.
The buzzer at the end of a program is
turned off by default.
– Use a higher setting for rinse aid.
Buzzer at the end of a program
Buzzer in case of a fault
In the event of a fault, the buzzer
sounds continuously.
The fault buzzer cannot be turned
off.
Buzzer volume
There are seven different volume
settings. If no volume level is selected,
the buzzer is deactivated.
^ Select the desired volume and
confirm with the center button.
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Settings menu
Drying Plus
Optimize standby
The Drying Plus function automatically
opens the door slightly at the end of a
program with a drying phase (except
"Extra quiet"), in order to improve the
drying process. (see the "Program
guide").
A few minutes after the last key is
pressed or at the end of the program
the dishwasher will switch into Standby
mode to save energy. The display and
the indicators are turned off and only
the K indicator light flashes slowly.
If the dishwasher is not turned off after
the program ends, it will turn
completely off after a few minutes in
standby mode.
This function can also be deactivated.
^ Select the desired setting and
confirm with the center button.
,If you have deactivated the auto-
matic door opening function but
would still like to open the door at
the end of the program, then make
sure that you open the door fully.
Otherwise steam from the
dishwasher could damage the edge
of the counter top because the fan is
no longer running.
This function can also be turned off.
The display and the indicators stay on
and the dishwasher will turn off after
approx. 6 hours.
^ Select the desired setting and press
the center button.
If refill salt and/or rinse aid or a fault
are present in the display, the
dishwasher will not turn off.
The refill messages can be turned
off when you use a tab detergent.
Fault messages cannot be turned
off.
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Settings menu
Deactivate indicators
Pre-rinse
If you consistently use "Tab" detergent
products in your dishwasher, you can
switch the Salt and Rinse Aid indicators
off if desired.
You can use this function in the
selected program to remove easily
loosened food residues. It is not
available for every program.
^ Select the desired setting and
confirm with the center button.
^ Select the desired setting and
confirm with the center button.
If you switch to using a detergent
that does not contain salt or rinse
aid, remember to replenish the salt
and rinse aid and turn the indicators
back on.
Soak
You can use the Soak function in the
program selected for loosening very
stubborn food residues. It is not
available for every program.
If you are using powder dishwasher
detergent, add approx. 1 teaspoon
(5 g) to compartment I.
^ Select the desired setting and
confirm with the center button.
Once set, the function will remain active
for the programs for which it is
available, until the setting is changed.
Once set, the function will remain active
for the programs for which it is
available, until the setting is changed.
Extended drying
The fan runs longer at the end of a
program to improve the drying result.
This function is not available for every
program.
^ Select the desired setting and
confirm with the center button.
Once set, the function will remain active
for the programs for which it is
available, until the setting is changed.
Brightness
There are seven different display
brightness settings.
^ Select the desired brightness and
confirm with the center button.
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Settings menu
Contrast
Turning the demo mode on
There are seven different display
contrast settings.
^ Select the desired option.
^ Select the desired contrast and
confirm with the center button.
^ Select the option On and confirm with
the center button.
^ Close the door.
Filter check
Demo mode will begin.
This selection allows you to set the
number of cycles run before the filter
check message shows.
You can select between 30 and 60
cycles.
Turning the demo mode off
The "Filter check" message is set by
default to 50 cycles.
^ Select the desired interval and
confirm with the center button.
Showroom program
Only for showrooms.
The dishwasher comes with various
demo programs for dealers.
–
Demo with wash sound:
The program activates the pumps to
demonstrate the wash sound.
–
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Drying Plus Demo:
The door will open automatically.
Demo mode will turn off automatically
when it reaches the end of the cycle.
Factory default
If you have altered any settings from
the factory default, you can reset them
to the factory default settings.
^ Select Reset and confirm with the
center button.
Leaving the Settings menu
Use Close to leave the Settings menu.
^ Select Close and confirm with the
center button.
The display will then show the last
program selected and the indicator
light for the program selected will come
on.
Frequently Asked Questions
,Repairs should only be carried out by a qualified and trained person in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause personal injury or machine damage.
Technical faults
Problem
After the dishwasher was
turned on with the K
button, the display stays
off and the "Start/Stop"
indicator does not flash.
Possible fault
The machine is not
plugged in.
The circuit breaker has
tripped.
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The circuit breaker has – Reset the circuit breaker
tripped.
(see the data plate for
minimum amperage).
– If the circuit breaker
trips again. Contact
Miele.
Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to
turn the dishwasher off.
One of the following
faults appears on the
display:
; Fault FXX
There may be a
technical fault.
L Waterproof
The waterproof system
has activated.
Solution
Insert the plug.
Reset the circuit breaker.
See the data plate for
minimum amperage.
After a few seconds:
– Turn the dishwasher on.
– Select the desired
program.
– Press the Start/Stop
button.
If the fault is indicated
again, a technical fault has
occurred.
– Contact Miele.
– Turn off the water
supply.
– Contact Miele.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Faults in the water intake/water drain
Problem
One of the following
faults appears on the
display:
Possible fault
2 Open water supply
The water supply valve Open the water supply valve all
is closed.
the way.
2 Water intake
Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to turn
the dishwasher off.
Fault in the water
intake.
2 Drain
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Solution
Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to turn
the dishwasher off.
– Open the water supply all
the way and restart the
program.
– Clean the water intake filter
(see "Cleaning and Care").
– The water pressure at the
water connection is less than
4.35 psi. Consult a plumber.
Fault in the water drain. – Clean the triple filter (see
There might be water in
"Cleaning and care").
the wash cabinet.
– Clean the drain pump (see
"Cleaning and Care").
– Clean the non-return valve
(see "Cleaning and Care").
– Remove any kinks in the
drain hose.
Frequently Asked Questions
General problems with the dishwasher
Problem
The indicators and the
display is dark. Only
the "Start/Stop" K
indicator flashes
slowly.
Possible fault
Solution
The display goes into
Press the K button.
"Standby" mode to save Standby is ended.
energy
Detergent residue is left
in the dispenser at the
end of a program.
The detergent
dispenser lid cannot be
closed properly.
The dispenser was
damp when detergent
was added.
Detergent residue is
blocking the catch.
Dry the dispenser before
adding detergent.
The door and the
interior walls are still
wet after a program has
finished.
Water remains in the
wash cabinet at the end
of a program.
This is not a fault.
It is the normal
operating mode of the
drying system.
The moisture will evaporate
after a short time.
Remove the residue.
Before fixing the fault:
– Press the K button to turn
the dishwasher off.
The triple filter in the
wash cabinet is
clogged.
The drain pump or the
non-return valve may
be blocked.
The drain hose is
kinked.
Clean the triple filter (see
"Cleaning and care").
Clean the drain pump and
the non-return valve (see
"Cleaning and care").
Remove any kinks from the
drain hose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Sounds
Problem
There is a knocking
noise in the wash
cabinet
There is a rattling
noise in the wash
cabinet
There is a knocking
noise in the water line
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Possible fault
Solution
The spray arm is hitting an Interrupt the program,
item in the basket.
rearrange items blocking
the spray arms.
Items are not secure in the Interrupt the program, and
wash cabinet.
rearrange loose pieces.
A foreign object has
Remove the foreign object
from the drain pump (see
become lodged in the
"Cleaning the drain pump
drain pump.
and non-return valve")
This has no effect on the
This may be caused by
dishwasher. If in doubt,
the installation or the
diameter of the pipe.
contact a plumber.
Frequently Asked Questions
Poor cleaning results
Problem
The dishes are not
clean.
Possible fault
The dishes were not
loaded correctly.
The program was not
powerful enough.
Solution
See "Loading the
dishwasher".
Select a more intensive
program (see "Program
Guide").
Not enough detergent was Use more detergent, or
dispensed.
change the detergent.
The spray arms are
Turn the spray arms and
blocked.
rearrange the dishes if
necessary.
The triple filter in the wash Clean the filter and insert it
cabinet is clogged or not correctly. Clean the spray
arm jets, if required (see
correctly inserted.
The spray arm jets might "Cleaning and care").
be clogged as a result.
Clean the drain pump and the
The non-return valve is
stuck open and blocked. non-return valve (see
Wash water will run back "Cleaning and care").
into the wash cabinet.
Glasses and cutlery The rinse aid dosage is
Reduce the dosage (see
show streaks. The
set too high.
"Settings - Rinse aid").
glasses take on a
bluish shimmer; the
deposits can be
wiped off.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible fault
Dishes are not dry, The rinse aid setting may be
glasses and
too low, or the rinse aid
cutlery are
reservoir is empty.
spotted.
Dishes were taken out too
soon.
A "Tab" product was used.
These products have a low
drying effect.
Not enough rinse aid was
White residue is
visible on cutlery used.
and dishes.
Clouding occurs
The salt container is empty.
on glassware and
cutlery; film can be
The salt container lid was not
wiped off.
screwed on properly.
Unsuitable "Tab" products
were used.
The water softener is
programmed on too low a
setting.
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Solution
Increase the dosage, refill
the reservoir or switch the
rinse aid product when
refilling (see "Rinse aid").
Leave dishes in longer (see
"Use").
Change the detergent, or
refill the rinse aid (see "Rinse
aid").
Increase the dosage (see
"Setting the rinse aid
dosage").
Refill the salt container (see
"Filling the salt container").
Reseat it making sure it
screws back on correctly.
Use a different detergent.
Use normal (powder or gel)
detergent.
Program a higher water
softener setting (see "Water
softener").
Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible fault
Solution
Glasses have a
brown or blue
discoloration; film
cannot be wiped off.
Glasses are dull and
discolored; film
cannot be wiped off.
Detergent deposits.
Change detergent right
away.
Glasses are not dishwasher
safe. The surface is
affected.
Tea or lipstick stains The wash temperature of
have not been
the selected program was
completely removed. too low.
The detergent has a low
bleaching effect.
Plastics are
Natural dyes e.g. from
discolored.
carrots, tomatoes or
ketchup may be the cause.
Not enough detergent was
used to break down natural
dyes.
There are rust stains The affected items are not
on cutlery.
corrosion resistant.
No program was run after
refilling salt. Salt residuals
got in the wash cycle.
The salt container lid was
not screwed on properly.
There is no remedy.
Only use dishwasher safe
glasses.
Select a program with a
higher wash temperature.
Use a different detergent.
Use more detergent (see
"Detergent").
Discoloration is permanent.
There is no remedy.
Use only dishwasher safe
cutlery.
Start the "Express" program
without a load after refilling
salt (without the "Turbo"
option).
Reseat it making sure it
screws back on correctly.
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After sales service
Repairs
MieleCare
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact the
Miele Service Department at the phone
number on the back of this booklet.
(USA only)
^ Please quote the model type and
number of your appliance.
These can be found on the data plate
along the right edge of the door.
PC Update
The Program Correction (PC) allows a
technician to update the dishwasher to
make use of new technology.
When, for example, technological
developments offer advanced
modifications to your existing program
cycles a service technician will be able
to input these into your machine
controls via the indicator light marked
PC. Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program, gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by
5 years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
http://mieleusa.com/mielecare
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User Maintenance Instructions
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
Cleaning and Care
Exterior
Check and clean your dishwasher
regularly. This will help avoid faults
and problems.
,Abrasive cleaning agents,
all-purpose cleaners, thinner or
ammonium cleaners should not be
used on the dishwasher.
They will damage the surface.
Wash cabinet
Generally, the wash cabinet is self
cleaning if the correct amount of
detergent is used.
^ Use a conditioner suitable for your
kitchen cabinetry.
^ Clean wood with a damp cloth and
wipe dry.
Clean the exterior with a solution of
warm water and liquid soap applied
with a soft sponge. Dry with a soft
cloth.
Glass cleaners may be used to
clean the exterior. However do not
allow them to sit or "puddle", this can
cause damage to the surface.
Remove the cleaner promptly.
The wash cabinet can be cleaned with
a dishwasher cleaner such as "Dis
Cleaner" available from your Miele
dealer or online at www.mieleusa.com.
To better maintain your appliance
avoid the following:
Door and the door seal
– cleaners containing soda, ammonia,
thinners, or chlorides
^ Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
– cleaners containing descaling
agents or lime removers,
^ Food residue and spilled liquids
should be wiped from the sides of the
dishwasher door. These are outside
of the wash cabinet and are not
cleaned by water from the spray
arms.
– abrasive cleaners,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher soap (powder),
– caustic (oven) cleaners,
– scouring pads, steel wool, hard
brushes,
– metal scrapers,
– steam cleaning products.
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Cleaning and Care
Indicator reflector
The reflector of the optical interface is
located in the steam deflector beneath
the counter top.
^ Clean as necessary with a damp
cloth.
Control panel
^ Clean the control panel as necessary
with a damp cloth.
,The appliance front and controls
are not scratch proof.
Remove spills immediately.
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Cleaning and Care
Triple filter system
Cleaning the triple filter
The triple filter system in the base of the
wash cabinet retains coarse dirt from
the suds solution, preventing it from
reaching the circulation system and
re-entering the cabinet through the
spray arms.
^ Turn the dishwasher off.
,The dishwasher must not be
used without all the filters in place.
Collection of coarse dirt may cause the
filters to clog. The level of soiling and
time it takes before the filters need
cleaning will vary depending on your
household use.
The message Check filters will appear
in the display after every 50 program
cycles (factory default setting).
The filter check frequency can be set
from 30 and 60 program cycles (see
"Settings, filter check").
^ Check the triple filter system.
^ Clean the triple filter, if necessary.
^ Confirm the message with the center
button.
The display changes to the Main menu.
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^ Turn the handle counter-clockwise to
release the triple filter system a.
^ Remove the triple filter system from
the machine b. Clean any solid
particles and rinse the filter well
under running water. Scrub with a
nylon brush if necessary.
,Make sure that when cleaning
the filters, no coarse dirt falls into the
circulation system, causing a
blockage.
Cleaning and Care
To clean the inside of the filter, the flap
must be opened:
^ Replace the triple filter so it lies flat in
the base of