Miele G 6105 SCU CLST Futura Crystal Operating and Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions
Dishwasher
To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions be‐
fore installation or use.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................. 5
Guide to the dishwasher ..................................................................................... 14
Appliance overview................................................................................................ 14
Control panel.......................................................................................................... 15
Caring for the environment ................................................................................. 16
Disposal of packaging material.............................................................................. 16
Disposal of your old appliance .............................................................................. 16
Energy-saving dishwashing ................................................................................... 16
Before using for the first time............................................................................. 17
Opening the door ................................................................................................... 17
Closing the door .................................................................................................... 17
Child safety lock .................................................................................................... 17
Water softener........................................................................................................ 18
Displaying and setting the water hardness level .............................................. 19
Before using the appliance for the first time, you require: ..................................... 21
Dishwasher salt...................................................................................................... 21
Filling the salt reservoir ..................................................................................... 22
Salt refill indicator ............................................................................................. 23
Rinse aid ................................................................................................................ 24
Adding rinse aid ................................................................................................ 24
Rinse aid indicator ............................................................................................ 25
Setting the rinse aid dosage ............................................................................. 25
Loading the dishwasher ...................................................................................... 26
Tips ........................................................................................................................ 26
Loading examples.................................................................................................. 28
Upper basket ......................................................................................................... 32
Adjusting the upper basket............................................................................... 33
Lower basket ......................................................................................................... 34
Cutlery.................................................................................................................... 36
3D cutlery tray (depending on model)............................................................... 36
Cutlery basket (depending on model)............................................................... 37
Operation .............................................................................................................. 38
Detergent ............................................................................................................... 38
Adding detergent .............................................................................................. 39
Turning on .............................................................................................................. 40
Selecting a program............................................................................................... 40
Starting a program ................................................................................................. 41
Time display........................................................................................................... 41
Energy management .............................................................................................. 42
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At the end of the program...................................................................................... 42
Turning off .............................................................................................................. 43
Unloading the dishwasher ..................................................................................... 43
Interrupting a program ........................................................................................... 44
Changing a program .............................................................................................. 44
Options.................................................................................................................. 45
Short  ................................................................................................................ 45
Turning off the refill indicators................................................................................ 46
Delay Start ............................................................................................................. 47
Optimize Standby .................................................................................................. 49
Factory default settings.......................................................................................... 50
Program overview ................................................................................................ 51
Cleaning and care ................................................................................................ 52
Cleaning the wash cabinet..................................................................................... 52
Cleaning the door and the door seal ..................................................................... 52
Cleaning the door front .......................................................................................... 53
Filter system........................................................................................................... 54
Cleaning the spray arms ........................................................................................ 56
Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................................... 57
Technical problems ................................................................................................ 57
Water intake fault ................................................................................................... 59
Water drainage fault............................................................................................... 59
General problems................................................................................................... 60
Noises .................................................................................................................... 61
Poor cleaning results.............................................................................................. 62
Frequently asked questions ................................................................................ 65
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve ..................................................... 65
Customer service................................................................................................. 66
Repairs ................................................................................................................... 66
Warranty................................................................................................................. 66
Optional accessories ........................................................................................... 67
Installation Instructions .......................................................................................... 69
Electrical connection ........................................................................................... 70
Water connection................................................................................................. 72
Water intake ........................................................................................................... 72
Drainage................................................................................................................. 73
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Sound emission testing ....................................................................................... 74
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This dishwasher complies with current safety requirements. Inap‐
propriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage to
property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the dishwasher,
please read the installation plan and the operating instructions
carefully before it is installed and used for the first time. They con‐
tain important information on its installation, safety, use and main‐
tenance.
Keep the installation plan and the operating instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any future owner.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compli‐
ance with this information.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Correct use
 This dishwasher is intended for use in domestic households and
similar residential environments.
 This dishwasher is not suitable for outdoor use.
 It must only be used as specified in these operating instructions
for cleaning domestic dishware and cutlery. Any other usage is not
supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous.
 This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including chil‐
dren) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety with children
 Children must be kept away from the appliance unless they are
constantly supervised.
 Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance. Keep small children away from the appliance at
all times to avoid the risk of injury. There is the risk that children may
lock themselves in the dishwasher.
 If the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model)
is active keep young children away from the area in which the door
opens. Danger of injury in the unlikely event of a fault with the open‐
ing mechanism.
 Danger of suffocation! Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags,
etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children.
 Keep children away from detergents. Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the mouth, nose and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Keep children away from the dishwasher when the door is
open. There could still be detergent residues in the cabinet. Seek
medical attention immediately if your child has swallowed or inhaled
detergent.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Technical safety
 Installation, repair, and maintenance work should only be per‐
formed by a Miele-authorized service technician. Work by unquali‐
fied persons could be dangerous and may void the warranty.
 Before installation, check the dishwasher for visible signs of dam‐
age. Under no circumstances should you use a damaged dishwash‐
er. A damaged dishwasher could be dangerous.
 The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it and an effective grounding
system. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
present and regularly tested and, where there is any doubt, the elec‐
trical system in the house should be checked by a qualified electri‐
cian.
Miele cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
grounding system (e.g. electric shock).
 Reliable and safe operation of this dishwasher can only be assur‐
ed if it has been connected to the electrical supply.
 The dishwasher must only be plugged into the electricity supply
via a suitable switched socket using a 3-pin plug with a grounding
contact (it must not be hard-wired). The electrical socket must be
easily accessible after the dishwasher is installed so that it can be
disconnected from the electricity supply at any time.
 There must be no electrical sockets behind the dishwasher. There
is a danger of overheating and fire risk if the dishwasher is pushed
up against a plug.
 The dishwasher must not be installed under a cooktop. The high
radiant temperatures which are sometimes generated by a cooktop
could damage the dishwasher. For the same reason, it should not be
installed next to open fires or other appliances which give off heat,
such as heaters, etc.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 To avoid the risk of damage to the dishwasher, make sure that the
connection data on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage, and frequen‐
cy) matches the electrical supply before connecting the dishwasher
to the mains. Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
 Do not connect the dishwasher to the electrical supply until it has
been fully installed and any adjustment has been made to the door
springs.
 The dishwasher may only be operated if the door opening mecha‐
nism is working correctly. Otherwise there could be a risk of danger
while the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model)
is active.
To check that the door opening mechanism is working correctly:
– The door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
– The door locking pins automatically retract when the door opens
at the end of the drying phase.
 Do not connect the appliance to the electrical supply by a multi-
socket adapter or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the re‐
quired safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
 This appliance must not be installed and operated in a non-sta‐
tionary location (e.g., on a ship).
 Do not install the dishwasher in a room where there is a risk of
frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the electronic
module may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
 The water pressure (flow pressure at the connection point) must
be between 4.35 - 145 psi.
 A damaged appliance could be dangerous. If the dishwasher gets
damaged, turn off the electrical supply and contact Miele.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is
not repaired by a Miele-authorized service technician.
 Defective components should be replaced by Miele original parts
only. Only with these parts can the manufacturer guarantee the safe‐
ty of the appliance.
 During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance
must be disconnected from the electrical supply (turn it off and with‐
draw the plug from the socket).
 If the connection cable is damaged, it must be replaced with a
special cable of the same type (available from Miele) by a Miele-au‐
thorized service technician only.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Proper installation
 The dishwasher must be installed and connected in compliance
with the installation plan.
 Be careful when installing the dishwasher. Wear protective
gloves to avoid injury on any sharp metal components.
 The dishwasher must be correctly aligned horizontally to ensure
problem-free operation.
 In order to ensure stability, built-under and integrated dishwash‐
ers must only be installed under a continuous counter which is se‐
cured to adjacent cabinetry.
 If you want to convert your freestanding dishwasher to a built-un‐
der ("U") model, you will need to order the appropriate conversion
kit. If you remove the existing toe-kick, you must replace it with a Umodel plinth. This is necessary to avoid the risk of injury caused by
protruding metal parts.
 The door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
The appliance may only be used with correctly adjusted door
springs.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Proper use
 Do not use solvents in the dishwasher. Danger of explosion!
 Do not inhale or ingest powder detergent. Dishwasher detergents
contain irritant or corrosive ingredients which can cause burning in
the nose, mouth, and throat if swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Seek
medical attention immediately if detergent has been swallowed or in‐
haled.
 Avoid leaving the door open unnecessarily as someone could trip
over it and be injured by it.
 Do not sit or lean on the opened door. This could cause the dish‐
washer to tip and be damaged, and you could get injured.
 Dishes can be very hot at the end of a program. Allow them to
cool until they are comfortable enough to handle before unloading.
 Only use detergent and rinse aid formulated for domestic dish‐
washers. Do not use dishwashing liquid.
 Do not use commercial or industrial detergents as these may
cause damage, and there is a risk of a severe explosive chemical re‐
action (such as an explosive oxyhydrogen gas reaction).
 Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir with powder or liquid detergent.
This will cause serious damage to the reservoir.
 Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dish‐
washer detergent will damage the water softener. Make sure you
have picked up the correct packet of dishwasher salt before filling
the salt reservoir!
 Only use special coarse grained dishwasher salt for reactivation.
Do not use other salts such as cooking salt, agricultural grade or
gritting salt. These may contain insoluble additives which can impair
the functioning of the water softener.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 In an appliance with a cutlery basket (depending on model), cut‐
lery is cleaned and dried more efficiently if placed in the basket with
the handles downwards. However, to avoid the risk of injury, place
knives and forks with the handles upwards.
 Plastic items which cannot withstand being washed in hot water,
such as disposable plastic containers or plastic cutlery should not
be cleaned in the dishwasher. The high temperatures in the dish‐
washer may cause them to melt or lose shape.
 If you use the "FlexiTimer/Delay Start" option (depending on mod‐
el), make sure that the dispenser is dry before adding detergent.
Wipe dry if necessary. Detergent will clog if poured into a damp dis‐
penser and may not be thoroughly dispersed.
 Please observe the information given in "Technical data" regard‐
ing the capacity of the dishwasher.
Accessories
 Use only genuine original Miele parts. If spare parts or accesso‐
ries from other manufacturers are used, the warranty may become
invalid.
Disposal of your old dishwasher
 Make the door lock inoperative so that children cannot acciden‐
tally shut themselves in. Remove or destroy the locking bracket of
the door lock, and make appropriate arrangements for the disposal
of the appliance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND PASS THEM ON TO ANY FUTURE USER
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Guide to the dishwasher
Appliance overview
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
g Filter system
b Cutlery tray (depending on model)
h Data plate
c Upper basket
i Rinse aid reservoir
d Middle spray arm
j Dual compartment detergent dis‐
penser
e Air intake for drying (depending on
model)
f Lower spray arm
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k Reservoir for dishwasher salt
Guide to the dishwasher
Control panel
a Program selection
e Short button  with indicator light
b Time display
f Delay Start button  with indicator
light
c Check/Refill indicators
d Start button with indicator light
g Program selection button 
h  (On/Off) Button
These operating instructions apply to several different dishwasher models with
different heights.
The specific dishwasher models are referred to as follows:
Standard = 31 11/16" (80.5 cm) high dishwashers (integrated)
and 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) high dishwashers (freestanding)
XXL = 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) high dishwashers (integrated)
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packaging material
Energy-saving dishwashing
The cardboard box and packaging pro‐
tect the appliance during shipping.
These materials are biodegradable and
recyclable. Please recycle.
This dishwasher is economical in the
use of water and electricity. For best re‐
sults follow these tips:
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Please be sure that your old appliance
does not pose a danger to children
while being stored for disposal.
– For most economical dishwashing,
make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher.
– Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
– Select the Economy program (de‐
pending on model) for energy-saving
dishwashing. This program is the
most efficient in terms of its com‐
bined energy and water consumption
at cleaning normally soiled dishware.
– Follow the detergent manufacturer's
recommendations on detergent dos‐
age.
– When using powder or liquid deter‐
gent, you can use 1/3 less detergent if
baskets are only half full.
– The dishwasher can be connected to
a hot water supply for further econo‐
mies. If the water is heated by for ex‐
ample, solar panels, this would be
energy efficient.
However, if your water is heated by
electricity we would recommend con‐
nection to cold water.
You can find additional tips on energysaving dishwashing in "Miele's guide
to dishwashing".
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Before using for the first time
Opening the door
Closing the door
 Push the baskets in.
 Then lift the door upwards and push
until it clicks into position.
 Danger of crushing injuries!
Do not put your hand inside the door
as it is closing.
Child safety lock
Use the safety lock to prevent children
from opening the dishwasher door.
 To open the door, reach under the
door grip and pull.
If the door is opened during operation,
all functions are automatically interrupt‐
ed.
 Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door during operation
if absolutely necessary and exercise
extreme caution when doing so.
 To lock the door, push the slide un‐
derneath the door grip to the right.
 To unlock the door, push the slide to
the left.
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Before using for the first time
Water softener
Enter the water hardness below:
In order to achieve good cleaning re‐
sults, the dishwasher needs to operate
with soft water. Hard water results in a
build-up of calcium deposits on dish‐
ware and in the dishwasher.
Water supplies with a hardness level
higher than 4 gr/gal (4 °d) needs to be
softened. This takes place automatical‐
ly in the integrated water softener. The
water softener in the dishwasher is suit‐
able for a water hardness level of up to
73 gr/gal (70 °d).
____________ gr/gal (°d)
– The water softener requires dish‐
washer salt.
Depending on the water hardness
level (< 22 gr/gal, or 21 °d), dish‐
washer salt is not required if combi‐
nation tablets are being used (see
"Operation - Detergent").
– The dishwasher must be program‐
med for the water hardness in your
area.
– Your local water supplier can tell you
the water hardness level in your area.
– Where the water hardness fluctuates
e.g. between 10 - 16 gr/gal (10 - 15
°d), always program the dishwasher
to the higher value (16 gr/gal or 15 °d
in this example).
It is useful to know your water hardness
so that you can provide the service
technician with this information in the
event of any service calls.
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The dishwasher is programmed at the
factory for a water hardness level of 1
gr/gal (1 °d).
If this setting corresponds to the hard‐
ness of your water, you do not need to
do anything more.
However, if you have a different water
hardness, you must adjust the water
softener to match your water hardness.
Before using for the first time
Displaying and setting the water
hardness level
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the Start button and, simulta‐
neously, switch the dishwasher on
using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed for at
least four seconds until the Start indi‐
cator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the proce‐
dure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button twice.
The  indicator light will flash twice at
short intervals.
The value which has been set for the
water hardness appears as a figure in
the time display (see table) according to
.
  will start flashing in the time display.
This is the factory default setting of 1°.
 Use the Start button to select the val‐
ue which equates to your water hard‐
ness level.
Each press of the button moves you
up a level. When the highest water
hardness level is reached, the setting
starts from the beginning again.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Before using for the first time
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°d
gr/gal
°f
Time
display
°d
gr/gal
°f
Time
display
1
1
2
1
21
22
38
21
2
2
4
2
22
23
40
22
3
3
5
3
23
24
41
23
4
4
7
4
24
25
43
24
5
5
9
5
25
26
45
25
6
6
11
6
26
27
47
26
7
7
13
7
27
28
49
27
8
8
14
8
28
29
50
28
9
9
16
9
29
30
52
29
10
10
18
10
30
31
54
30
11
11
20
11
31
32
56
31
12
13
22
12
32
33
58
32
13
14
23
13
33
34
59
33
14
15
25
14
34
35
61
34
15
16
27
15
35
36
63
35
16
17
29
16
36
38
65
36
17
18
31
17
37-45
39--47
66-80
45
18
19
32
18
46-60
48-63
82-107
60
19
20
34
19
61-70
64-73
109-125
70
20
21
36
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Before using for the first time
Before using the appliance for
the first time, you require:
– Approx. 2 qt (2 l) of water
– Approx. 2 kg (4 lbs) of dishwasher
salt
– Domestic dishwasher detergent
– Rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers
Every dishwasher is tested at the fac‐
tory. There will be residual water in the
appliance from this test. It is not an in‐
dication that it has been used previ‐
ously.
Dishwasher salt
In order to achieve good cleaning re‐
sults, the dishwasher needs to operate
with soft water. Hard water results in a
build-up of calcium deposits on dish‐
ware and in the dishwasher.
Water supplies with a hardness level
higher than 4 gr/gal (4 °d) needs to be
softened. This takes place automatical‐
ly in the integrated water softener. The
water softener in the dishwasher is suit‐
able for a water hardness level of up to
73 gr/gal (70 °d).
If the water in your area is very soft
and constantly lower than 5 gr/gal
(5 °d) you do not have to add dish‐
washer salt. The prompt to add salt
will be switched off automatically.
 Dishwasher detergent will de‐
stroy the water softener.
Do not fill the salt container with
dishwasher detergent (even liquid
detergent).
 Use only special, coarse-grained
dishwasher salt or other pure kitchen
salt.
Other types of salt may contain in‐
soluble components which can dam‐
age the water softener.
The water softener requires dishwasher
salt.
Depending on the water hardness level
(< 22 gr/gal or 21 °d), dishwasher salt is
not required if combination tablets are
being used (see "Operation - Deter‐
gent").
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Before using for the first time
Filling the salt reservoir
Important! Before filling the salt res‐
ervoir with dishwasher salt for the
first time, you must fill it with approx.
2 qt (2 l) of water to enable the salt to
dissolve.
Once the dishwasher has been used
for the first time, there is always suf‐
ficient water in the reservoir.
 Remove the lower basket and un‐
screw the salt reservoir cap.
Water will run out of the reservoir
when the cap is removed.
It should therefore only be removed
in order to refill the salt reservoir.
 Fill the reservoir with approx. 2 qt (2 l)
of water (first use only).
 Place the funnel provided over the
salt reservoir and carefully fill with
salt until the reservoir is full. The salt
reservoir holds approx. 4 lbs (2 kg) of
salt depending on the brand used.
 Clean any excess salt from around
the reservoir opening and then screw
the cap on again firmly.
 Immediately after filling the salt reser‐
voir, run the Express program with
the Short program option selected
and without any dishware in the dish‐
washer to remove any traces of salt
from the cabinet.
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Before using for the first time
Salt refill indicator
 Fill the salt reservoir with dishwasher
salt when the Salt indicator light
comes on (If it comes on during a
program, wait until the end of the
program).
 Risk of corrosion!
Immediately after filling the salt res‐
ervoir, run the Express program with
the Short program option selected
and without any dishware in the
dishwasher to remove any traces of
salt from the cabinet.
If you only ever use combination prod‐
ucts in your dishwasher, you can
switch both refill indicators for salt
and rinse aid off if you wish (see "Op‐
tions - Refill indicators").
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to add
dishwasher salt and rinse aid and to
switch the indicators back on.
After the salt reservoir has been filled,
the refill indicator may still be lit up if
the salt concentration has not yet
reached the correct level. It will go out
when the correct concentration is
reached.
The salt refill indicator will be switched
off if you have programmed the dish‐
washer for a water hardness below 5
gr/gal (5 °d).
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Rinse aid is needed 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 will damage the reservoir.
Only pour rinse aid formulated for
residential dishwashers into the res‐
ervoir.
When using "Tab" detergents rinse
aid is not needed.
Adding rinse aid
 Add rinse aid only until it is visible in
the opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds approx.
3.7 oz. (110 ml).
 Close the flap firmly so that it clicks
into place. Otherwise water can enter
the rinse aid reservoir during a pro‐
gram.
 Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occurring dur‐
ing the next program.
 Press the button on the lid of the
rinse aid reservoir in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
When the Rinse Aid indicator lights up,
the rinse aid reservoir contains suffi‐
cient rinse aid for 2 - 3 programs only.
 Add rinse aid.
If you only ever use combination prod‐
ucts in your dishwasher, you can
switch both refill indicators for salt
and rinse aid off if you wish (see "Op‐
tions - Refill indicators").
Setting the rinse aid dosage
You can adjust the rinse aid dosage for
best results.
The rinse aid dosage is set in stages
from 0 to 6. It is set to 3 at the factory.
This is the recommended setting.
The dosage can turn out to be higher
than the set value due to the automatic
adjustment of the Automatic program.
If spots appear on dishware and glass‐
ware:
 Increase the rinse aid dosage.
If clouding or smearing appears on
dishware and glassware:
 Decrease the rinse aid dosage.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the Start button and, simulta‐
neously, switch the dishwasher on
using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed for at
least four seconds until the Start indi‐
cator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the proce‐
dure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button 3 times.
The  indicator light will flash 3 times
at short intervals.
The set value will appear in the display
after .
The flashing sequence   will appear in
the display.
This indicates a factory default setting
of 3.
 Use the Start button to select the set‐
ting required.
Each press on the button moves you
up a level. After reaching the highest
value, the counter starts from the be‐
ginning again.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Loading the dishwasher
Tips
Remove coarse food residues from the
dishware.
There is no need to rinse items under
running water!
 Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, grease, or paint in
the dishwasher. These will damage
the dishwasher.
Dishware can be loaded anywhere in
the baskets, but the following notes
should be observed:
– Do not place dishes or cutlery inside
other pieces. They will cover each
other.
– Load the dishware so that water can
access all surfaces. This ensures that
they get properly cleaned.
– Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
– Hollow items such as cups, glasses,
pans, etc. must be inverted in the
basket.
– Tall, narrow, hollow items, e.g.,
champagne glasses, should be
placed in the center of the basket to
ensure better water coverage.
– Concave items such as mugs or
bowls should be placed at an angle
so that the water can run off.
– The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall or hang
through the baskets. If in doubt, test
for free movement by manually rotat‐
ing the spray arms.
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– Make sure that small items cannot
fall through the holders in the bas‐
kets.
Small items, e.g., lids, should there‐
fore be placed in the cutlery tray or
cutlery basket (depending on model).
Some foods may contain natural
dyes, e.g., carrots, tomatoes or to‐
mato sauce. Plastic items in the
dishwasher may discolor if large
quantities of these foodstuffs find
their way into the dishwasher on the
dishware. The stability of plastic
items is not affected by this discolor‐
ation.
Cleaning silver cutlery in the dish‐
washer may also cause plastic items
to discolor.
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Items not recommended for dish‐
washing
– Wooden cutlery, cutting boards and
dishware or items with wooden parts
– Craft items, antiques, valuable vases,
and decorative glassware
– Plastic items which are not heat-re‐
sistant: the high temperatures in the
dishwasher may cause them to melt
or lose shape.
– Copper, brass, tin and aluminum
items may discolor or become matt.
– Colors painted over a glaze may fade
after a number of washes.
– Delicate glassware and glassware
containing lead crystal: clouding may
occur over time.
Glass care
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing. If delicate glass‐
ware is washed in the dishwasher,
ensure that only very low tempera‐
tures are used (see program chart), or
a special glass-care program is used
(depending on model). This will re‐
duce the risk of clouding.
– Purchase glassware which is dish‐
washer-safe (e.g., Riedel glassware).
– Use detergents with glass protective
additives (e.g., Miele CareCollection
tabs).
– Visit "http://www.mieleglass‐
care.com/international/en/glasscare/
english" for more information on
glass care.
Please note:
Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may still be damp or spot‐
ted at the end of a program, where wa‐
ter has not run off smoothly. It may
need to be rubbed dry with a soft cloth.
Silver which has been in contact with
foods containing sulphur can discolor.
These include egg yolk, onions, mayon‐
naise, mustard, fish, and marinades.
 Aluminum components (e.g.,
range hood grease filters) must not
be cleaned with a commercial or in‐
dustrial cleaning agent.
These may damage the material.
Tip: When purchasing new dishware
and cutlery, make sure they are dish‐
washer-safe.
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Loading examples
Loading for 10 standard place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Cutlery tray (depending on model)
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Lower basket
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Loading for 16 standard place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray (depending on model)
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Loading for 10 standard place settings with cutlery basket
Upper basket
Cutlery basket
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Lower basket
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Loading for 13 standard place settings with cutlery basket
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery basket
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Upper basket
 For safety reasons, do not oper‐
ate the dishwasher without the upper
and lower baskets in place (except
when running the Tall items program,
if available).
Adjustable cup rack (depending on
model)
 Raise the rack to make room for tall
items.
Glasses can be arranged along the po‐
sitioning rail of the cup rack to give
them some support during the pro‐
gram.
 Lower the cup rack and lean the
glasses against it, or double stack
smaller pieces.
 Use the upper basket for small, light‐
weight and delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc.
Shallow pans or casserole dishes can
also be placed in the upper basket.
 Long items such as soup ladles, mix‐
ing spoons, and long knives should
be placed lying down across the front
of the upper basket.
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Adjusting the upper basket
In order to gain more space for taller
items the upper basket can be adjusted
on three levels with 3/4" (2 cm) be‐
tween each level.
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.
 Pull the upper basket out.
Dishwashers with cutlery basket
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
adjust‐
ment
Plate  in inches (cm)
Upper basket
Lower
basket
Stand‐
ard
XXL
Upper
7 7/8"
(20)
9 7/16"
(24)
12 3/16"
(31) 13
3/4" (35*)
Middle
8
11/16"
(22)
10 1/4"
(26)
11 7/16"
(29)
Lower
9 7/16" 11" (28)
(24)
10 5/8"
(27)
Dishwashers with cutlery tray
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
adjust‐
ment
To raise the upper basket:
 Lift the basket until it clicks into
place.
To lower the upper basket:
 Pull upwards on the levers at either
side of the upper basket.
 Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then push the levers se‐
curely back down into position.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Plate  in inches (cm)
Upper basket
Lower
basket
Stand‐
ard
XXL
Upper
7 7/8"
(15)
7 1/2"
(19)
12 3/16"
(31) 13
3/4" (35*)
Middle
6
11/16"
(17)
8 1/4"
(21)
11 7/16"
(29)
Lower
7 1/2"
(19)
9 1/16"
(23)
10 5/8"
(27)
* When tilted, plates of up to 13 3/4" (35 cm)
can be accommodated (see "Lower bas‐
ket").
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, a variety of plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
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Lower basket
Removable MultiComfort insert
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for washing cups, glasses, plates,
pots and pans.
You can remove the MultiComfort insert
to make more room for larger items
such as casserole dishes.
Removing the insert
 Pull the yellow handle forwards and
remove the insert.
Refitting the insert
 For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, saucepans,
bowls, etc.
Glasses, cups and small items such
as saucers can also be placed in the
lower basket. Do not place thin, deli‐
cate glassware in the lower basket.
 Fit the insert into the lower basket
with the hooks under the long crosspiece .
 Press down on the insert until it clicks
into position .
 Place large platters and dishes in the
center of the lower basket.
When tilted, plates up to 13 3/4" (35
cm) in diameter can be accommodated.
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Glass rack
Hinged spikes (depending on model)
 The glass rack can be raised to make
more room for tall items.
The spikes at the front are used for
washing plates, soup bowls, platters,
dessert bowls, and saucers.
 Stem glassware, e.g. wine glasses or
champagne flutes, can be leaned
against the glass rack or suspended
from it.
The spikes can be lowered to make
more room for large items, e.g. pots,
pans and dishes.
You can set the glass rack at two differ‐
ent heights.
 Press the yellow lever downwards ,
and then lower the spikes .
 Slide the glass rack to the desired
height until the catches click into
place at the top.
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Cutlery
3D cutlery tray (depending on model)
 Arrange the cutlery in the tray as
shown.
To make unloading much easier, cutlery
should be grouped in zones, one for
knives, one for forks, one for spoons,
etc.
Spoon heads should be placed in con‐
tact with at least one of the serrated re‐
tainers on the base of the cutlery tray to
ensure that water runs off them freely.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big.
If spoon handles do not fit between the
holders, lay them the other way round.
The side sections of the tray can be
moved into the middle to accommodate
tall items of dishware in the upper bas‐
ket.
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, such as serving
spoons and ladles.
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Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery basket (depending on model)
The cutlery basket can be placed any‐
where on the front rows of spikes in the
lower basket.
 Fit it onto the cutlery basket if re‐
quired.
 To avoid the risk of injury, knives and
forks should be placed with the han‐
dles upwards in the basket. However,
cutlery placed handle down in the
basket will come out cleaner and dri‐
er.
 Place small items of cutlery in the in‐
dividual slots on three sides of the
cutlery basket.
Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket
Use the insert supplied for heavily
soiled items of cutlery. The insert sepa‐
rates the items so that they can be
more easily accessed by water.
 Insert cutlery with the handles facing
downwards.
 Distribute them evenly along the in‐
sert.
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Operation
Detergent
 Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers.
Refer to the manufacturer's packaging
as to whether Tab products are suitable
for the water hardness level in your
area.
Please note that the cleaning and dry‐
ing results of Tab detergents can vary
greatly.
For optimum cleaning and drying re‐
sults, use Miele dishwasher detergent
and add Miele salt and Miele rinse aid
separately. See "Optional accesso‐
ries."
Detergent dosage
 Follow the dosage recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
 Unless directed otherwise, use one
detergent tab or add 1 1/4 - 2 table‐
spoons (20 - 30 ml) detergent to
compartment II, depending on the
level of soiling. With very heavy soil‐
ing you can also add a small amount
of detergent to compartment l.
 Tabs may not dissolve completely
when the Express program (if availa‐
ble) is used.
Use only the recommended amount
of detergent. Continued use of too
much detergent may cause machine
damage.
 Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the nose, mouth,
and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing.
Avoid inhaling or swallowing dish‐
washer detergent. Keep children
away from detergent. Keep deter‐
gent out of the reach of children.
Keep children away from the dish‐
washer 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).
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Operation
Adding detergent
 Press the opening catch on the de‐
tergent dispenser. The flap will spring
open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
program.
 Add the required amount of detergent
and close the flap.
 Make sure that the detergent packag‐
ing is properly closed after use to
avoid it getting damp and becoming
lumpy.
Dispensing aid
Compartment I holds a maximum of 2
teaspoons (10 ml),
Compartment II holds a maximum of
3.5 tablespoons (50 ml) of detergent.
The marks in compartment II indicate
the levels of approximately 1 ¼ and 2
tablespoons (20 and 30 ml) respective‐
ly. The marks indicate the approximate
fill level in ml when the door is open in a
horizontal position.
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Operation
Turning on
Selecting a program
 Make sure the spray arms are not ob‐
structed.
Choose your program according to the
type of load and the degree of soiling.
 Close the door.
The different programs and their uses
are described in the Program Over‐
view chapter.
 Turn on the water supply if it is turned
off.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The Start indicator light flashes and the
indicator light comes on next to the
program selected.
 Use the program selection button 
to select the program required.
The indicator light for the program se‐
lected will light up.
The program duration will appear in
hours and minutes in the display.
You can now select program options
(see "Options").
If any program options are selected, the
appropriate indicator lights will also
light up.
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Operation
Starting a program
The dishwasher can be started only if
the door is closed.
 Press the Start button.
The program will begin.
The Start indicator light will come on.
A program should only be canceled
in the first few minutes, if at all. Oth‐
erwise important program stages
could be omitted.
Time display
The duration of the program selected
appears in hours and minutes in the
display before the program begins. Dur‐
ing the program, the time left until the
end of the program is displayed.
The program duration displayed may
vary with the same program. It is influ‐
enced by, among other things, the wa‐
ter temperature at each intake, the re‐
activation process, the type of deter‐
gent, the amount of dishware, and the
amount of soiling.
When a program is selected for the first
time, the display shows an average
time for a cold water intake.
The times shown in the program over‐
view refer to standard test loads and
temperatures.
Each time a program is run, the elec‐
tronic module calculates the program
duration required according to the tem‐
perature of the water taken into the
dishwasher and the amount of dish‐
ware.
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Operation
Energy management
At the end of the program
To save energy, the dishwasher will
switch off automatically 10 minutes af‐
ter the last time a button has been
pressed or 10 minutes after the end of
the program (see "Options - Optimize
Standby").
The program has finished when .
appears in the display.
 Press the  button to switch the
dishwasher back on.
 The dishwasher can now be opened
and unloaded (see "Unloading the
dishwasher").
The dishwasher will not turn off while
a program is running, during the delay
start period, or if there is a fault.
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The drying fan may continue to run for
a few minutes at the end of the pro‐
gram.
 To prevent the risk of steam
damage to the counter edging above
the dishwasher, it is advisable to
leave the door closed until you are
ready to unload the dishware. Alter‐
natively you can open the door fully
until the dishware is cool enough to
unload. Do not leave the door only
partially open.
Operation
Turning off
Unloading the dishwasher
At the end of a program:
Dishes tend to break and chip more
easily when they are hot. Allow the
dishes to cool until they are comforta‐
ble enough to handle before unloading
them.
 The dishwasher can be switched off
at any time using the  button.
Turning the dishwasher off during a pro‐
gram stops the program.
Turning the dishwasher off during the
run-up to a delay start time (FlexiTimer)
will also stop the process.
If the dishwasher is not going to be
used for a longer period of time, e.g.,
while on vacation, the water supply
should be closed.
The dishes will cool much faster if you
open the door when the program has
ended.
First unload the lower basket, then the
upper basket, and finally the cutlery
tray (depending on model).
This will prevent water drops from the
upper basket and cutlery tray from fall‐
ing onto the dishes in the lower basket.
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Operation
Interrupting a program
A program will be interrupted as soon
as the door is opened.
 Close the door and press the Start
button.
The program will continue from the
point at which it was interrupted.
 Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door if absolutely nec‐
essary and exercise extreme caution
when doing so. Before closing the
door again, leave it ajar for approx.
20 seconds. This will enable the tem‐
perature in the wash cabinet to set‐
tle. After that, close the door and
press the Start button.
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Changing a program
If the detergent dispenser flap has
already opened, do not change the
program.
If a program has already started and
you wish to change it, proceed as fol‐
lows:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
 Turn the dishwasher on again with
the  button.
 Select the program you want, and
then start it.
Options
Short 
The Short  option reduces the dura‐
tion of programs in which this option is
available.
In order to achieve optimum cleaning
results, consumption rates are in‐
creased with this option.
When used in combination with the
Rapid program, the Short  option re‐
sults in a wash program without drying
or automatic opening of the door (if
available).
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The Start indicator light flashes.
 Select a program.
 Press the  button.
The  indicator light will light up.
 The program can now be started.
The option selected will remain active
for that particular program until the set‐
ting is changed.
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Options
Turning off the refill indicators
 Press the  button 9 times.
If you consistently use a Tab detergent,
you can deactivate the refill indicators if
you wish.
The  indicator light will flash 9 times
at short intervals.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the Start button and, simulta‐
neously, switch the dishwasher on
using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed for at
least four seconds until the Start indi‐
cator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the proce‐
dure from the beginning again.
The flashing sequence in the time dis‐
play will show whether the refill indica‐
tors are switched on or off.
–  : Refill indicators activated
–  : Refill indicators deactivated
 Press the Start button to change the
setting.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to add
dishwasher salt and rinse aid and to
switch the indicators back on.
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Options
Delay Start
You can set the start time for a pro‐
gram. The start time can be delayed
between 30 minutes and 24 hours.
The delay period is shown in 30 mi‐
nutes increments for a delay period be‐
tween 30 minutes and 9 hours 30 mi‐
nutes. It is shown in hours for periods
longer than this.
When using the Delay Start function,
make sure that the detergent com‐
partment is dry before adding deter‐
gent. Wipe dry with a cloth if neces‐
sary. If the compartment is wet,
powder detergent can become lum‐
py and stick to the dispenser, with
the result that it is not fully dis‐
pensed.
Do not use liquid detergent when se‐
lecting Delay Start, as it can run into
the dishwasher before it is required.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The Start indicator light flashes.
 Select the desired program.
 Press the  button.
The last delay start time used will ap‐
pear in the time display. The  indica‐
tor light will light up.
 Set the required delay start time us‐
ing the  button.
If you keep the  button pressed, the
time will increase automatically up to
 hours. To get back to . hours,
press the  button twice.
 Press the Start button.
The Start indicator light will come on.
 To prevent children coming into
contact with dishwasher detergent:
Add the detergent immediately be‐
fore starting the program, i.e., before
activating the delay start with the
Start button. Then lock the door with
the child safety lock.
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Options
If Optimize Standby is switched on
(see "Options - Optimize Standby"),
the time display will go out after a few
minutes, leaving just the Start indica‐
tor light flashing slowly.
Press any button to switch the display
back on again for a few minutes.
The time up until the program starts will
count down in the display in hours for
durations above 10 hours, and in mi‐
nutes for durations below 10 hours.
When the set time is reached, the pro‐
gram selected will start automatically.
The time remaining will appear in the
time display and the  indicator light
will go out.
How the Delay Start time is shown in
the display:
up to 59 minutes:
e.g., 30 minutes = .
1 hour up to 9 hours 30 minutes:
e.g., 5 hours = .
over 10 hours:
e.g., 15 hours = 
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If you open the door during the delay
start time, you must then press the
Start button to continue the delay start
time.
Starting a program before the delay
start time has elapsed:
A program can be started before the
delay start period has elapsed.
Proceed as follows:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
 Turn the dishwasher on again with
the  button.
 Select the program you want.
 Press the Start button.
The program cycle will begin. The Start
indicator light will come on.
Options
Optimize Standby
 Press the  button 8 times.
"Optimize Standby" is activated by de‐
fault.
The  indicator light will flash 8 times
at short intervals.
To save energy, the dishwasher will
switch off automatically a few minutes
after the last time a button has been
pressed or after the end of a program.
The flashing sequence in the display
shows whether or not Optimize Stand‐
by is activated.
The dishwasher will not turn off while
a program is running, during the delay
start period, or if there is a fault.
–  : "Optimize Standby" deactivated
Optimize Standby can be switched off if
you prefer. If you do this the duration
before the dishwasher switches off au‐
tomatically increases to 6 hours. Doing
this will increase energy consumption.
–  : "Optimize Standby" activated
 Press the Start button to change the
setting.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the Start button and, simulta‐
neously, switch the dishwasher on
using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed for at
least four seconds until the Start indi‐
cator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the proce‐
dure from the beginning again.
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Options
Factory default settings
 Press the  button 19 times.
If you have altered any settings from
the factory default, you can reset them
back to the factory default settings as
follows:
The  indicator light will flash once at
a long interval and then 9 times at short
intervals.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the Start button and, simulta‐
neously, switch the dishwasher on
using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed for at
least four seconds until the Start indi‐
cator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the proce‐
dure from the beginning again.
The flashing sequence in the display in‐
dicates whether a setting has been
changed from its factory default.
–  : All settings are set to factory de‐
fault settings
–  : At least one setting has been
changed
 To reset the dishwasher to the factory
default settings, press the Start but‐
ton.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Program overview
Program
When to use
Program sequence
Prewash
Main
wash
Interim
rinse
Final
rinse
Drying
Normal
Program for regular use to
completely wash a full load
of normally soiled dish‐
ware with the ability to ad‐
just energy and water con‐
sumption based on the soil
load of the dishware.
If re‐
quired
X
If re‐
quired
X
X
Pots &
Pans
For heavily soiled dishware
and normally soiled pots,
pans and utensils with
dried on residue; use 20%
more detergent than rec‐
ommended.
2X
X
X
X
X
China &
Crystal
GlassCare program for
temperature-sensitive
glasses and dishes with
light soiling. Use 50% of
the detergent amount.
X
X
X
X
X
SaniWash
To sanitize dishware, e.g.
baby bottles, cutting
boards and preparation
dishware.
X
2X
X
X
Express
"Quick program" for lightly
soiled dishware, e.g. party
dishware or to remove salt
traces from the wash cabi‐
net after refilling salt; not
suitable for detergent tabs.
X
X
X
X
Pre-wash
To rinse dishes when a
complete program is not
needed.
X
Consumption: The consumption values refer to a hot-water connection.
Electric power: 0.01 - 1.3 kWh
Water: 1.1 - 4.2 gal. (4 - 16 l)
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Cleaning and care
Check and clean your dishwasher
regularly. This will help avoid prob‐
lems and faults.
 All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolor all surfa‐
ces.
Cleaning the wash cabinet
Generally, the wash cabinet is self
cleaning if the correct amount of deter‐
gent is used.
If, however, there are lime scale or
grease deposits in the cabinet, these
can be removed with a special dish‐
washer cleaner (see "Optional accesso‐
ries"). Follow the instructions on the
packaging.
If you mainly use low temperature pro‐
grams (< 120°F/50 °C), there is a risk of
bacteria and unpleasant odors building
up in the wash cabinet. To prevent this
happening the dishwasher will automat‐
ically increase the temperature in the fi‐
nal rinse of the selected program after
several programs using low tempera‐
tures have been run.
 Clean the filters in the wash cabinet
regularly.
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Cleaning the door and the door
seal
Bacteria could build up on the door
seal and the sides of the dishwasher
door as these surfaces are outside the
wash cabinet and are not accessed and
cleaned by the spray arm jets.
 Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
 Wipe off any food or drink residues
which may have dripped onto the
sides of the dishwasher door before
closing it.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the door front
 If soiling remains longer, it may
happen that the surfaces can be‐
come discolored or changed.
Remove any soiling immediately.
 Clean the front with a solution of
warm water and a little dishwashing
liquid applied with a soft sponge.
Wipe the surfaces dry using 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.
To better maintain your appliance
avoid the following:
– Cleaning products containing soda,
ammonia, acid, or chloride
– Descaling agents
– Abrasive cleaning products, such as
scouring powder, scouring liquid, or
pumice stones,
– Cleaners containing solvents
– Stainless steel cleaners
– Dishwasher cleaner
– Oven cleaners
– Glass cleaner
– Hard, abrasive brushes or sponges,
e.g., pot scourers, brushes or spong‐
es which have been previously used
with abrasive cleaning agents
– Eraser sponges
– Sharp metal scrapers
– Steel wool
– Steam cleaning appliances
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Cleaning and care
Filter system
Filter system
The filter system in the base of the
wash cabinet prevents food from being
redeposited on dishes. It also protects
the circulation pump from damage
caused by foreign objects.
 Turn the dishwasher off.
 This dishwasher must not be
used without all the filters in place!
Collection of coarse soil may cause the
filters to clog. The level of soiling and
time it takes before the filters need
cleaning will vary depending on use.
 Check the condition of the filters reg‐
ularly and clean them if necessary.
 Turn the handle counter-clockwise to
release the filter system .
 Lift the filter system out of the dish‐
washer . Remove any coarse parti‐
cles and rinse the filter well under
running water.
Use a nylon brush if necessary.
 Ensure that course soil does not
get into the circulation system and
cause a blockage.
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Cleaning and care
To clean the inside of the filter, the flap
must be opened:
 Press catches  together in the di‐
rection of the arrows as shown, and
open the filter .
 Rinse all the filters under running wa‐
ter.
 Then close the flap so that the catch
engages.
 Replace the filter system so that it
lies flat in the base of the wash cabi‐
net.
 Then turn the handle clockwise until
both arrows point towards each oth‐
er. This will lock the filter system in
place.
 Take care when you are fitting
the filter system that it is secured in
position correctly.
Otherwise coarse soil could get into
the circulation system and cause a
blockage.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms
Particles of food can get stuck in the
spray arm jets and bearings. The spray
arms should therefore be inspected and
cleaned regularly (approx. every 4 - 6
months).
 Turn the dishwasher off.
Remove the spray arms as follows:
 Take out the cutlery tray (if your dish‐
washer is fitted with one).
 Push the top spray arm upwards to
engage the inner ratchet. Then un‐
screw the spray arm.
 Pull the lower spray arm firmly up‐
wards to remove it.
 Push the middle spray arm upwards
 to engage the ratchet. Then un‐
screw the spray arm .
 Use a pointed object to push the
food particles that are stuck in the
spray arm jets into the spray arm.
 Remove the lower basket.
 Rinse the spray arms thoroughly un‐
der running water.
 Replace the spray arms and check
that they rotate freely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
With the help of the following guide, minor faults in the performance of the appli‐
ance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without
contacting Miele Service. This will save time and money.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a fault, and to correct it.
You should, however, note the following:
 Unauthorized or incorrect repairs could cause personal injury or damage to
the appliance.
Repair work to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current local and na‐
tional safety regulations. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthor‐
ized work.
Technical problems
Problem
Possible cause and solution
After the dishwasher is The dishwasher is not plugged in.
turned on with the 
 Insert the plug.
button, the Start indica‐
tor light does not flash. The circuit breaker has tripped.
 Reset the fuse (see data plate for the correct fuse
rating).
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The circuit breaker has tripped.
 Reset the fuse (see data plate for the correct fuse
rating).
 If the circuit breaker trips again, contact Miele
Service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The Intake/Drain and
Rinse Aid indicator
lights are flashing at the
same time.
Fault number  ap‐
pears in the display.
There may be a technical fault.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
 Turn the dishwasher back on after a few seconds.
 Select the desired program.
 Press the Start button.
If the indicator lights flash again, there is a technical
fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
Fault :
The drain pump is still
running, even with the
door open.
The WaterProof System has reacted.
 Turn off the water supply.
 Contact Miele Service.
Fault :
A fault has occurred in the circulation pump.
 Turn the dishwasher off for at least 30 seconds
with the  button.
 Turn the dishwasher back on.
If the fault message appears again, there is a techni‐
cal fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Water intake fault
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The Intake/Drain indica‐ The water supply is turned off.
tor flashes on and off.
 Turn on the water supply all the way.
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The Intake/Drain indica‐
tor flashes.
Fault code  or  ap‐
pears in the display.
Before fixing the fault:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
There is a problem with the water intake.
 Turn on the water supply fully and start the pro‐
gram again.
 Clean the water intake filter (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 The water pressure at the intake is lower than 4.35
psi.
Contact a plumber.
Water drainage fault
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The Intake/Drain indica‐
tor flashes.
Fault code  shows in
the display.
Before fixing the fault:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
There is a problem with the water intake.
There might be water in the wash cabinet.
 Clean the filter system (see "Cleaning and care Filter system").
 Clean the drain pump (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 Clean the non-return valve (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 Remove any kink or loop in the drain hose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
General problems
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The indicator lights and The dishwasher has switched off automatically to
time display are dark.
save energy.
 Turn the dishwasher on again with the  button.
Detergent residue is left The dispenser was still damp when detergent was
in the dispenser at the
added.
end of a program.
 Make sure the dispenser is dry before adding de‐
tergent.
The dispenser cover
cannot be closed.
Detergent residue is blocking the latch.
 Remove the detergent residue.
The inside of the door
This is caused by the drying system and does not in‐
and/or the interior walls dicate a fault. The moisture will dissipate after a
are wet after a program while.
has finished.
Water remains in the
Before fixing the fault:
wash cabinet at the end  Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
of a program.
The filter system in the wash cabinet is clogged.
 Clean the filter system (see "Cleaning and care Filter system").
The drain pump or non-return valve is blocked.
 Clean the drain pump or the non-return valve (see
"Frequently asked questions").
The drain hose is kinked.
 Remove the kink.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Noises
Problem
Possible cause and solution
There is a knocking
noise in the wash cabi‐
net.
A spray arm is hitting the dishware.
 Interrupt the program, and rearrange the items
which are obstructing the spray arm.
There is a rattling noise
in the wash cabinet.
Dishware is moving around in the wash cabinet.
 Interrupt the program and rearrange loose pieces.
A foreign object (e.g., a cherry pit) has become
lodged in the drain pump.
 Remove the foreign object from the drain pump
(see "Maintenance - Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve").
There is a knocking
noise from the water
pipe
This may be caused by the installation or the diame‐
ter of the water pipe.
 This has no influence on dishwasher function. If in
doubt, contact a suitably qualified plumber.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Poor cleaning results
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishes are not
clean.
The dishes were not loaded correctly.
 See notes in "Loading the dishwasher".
The program was not powerful enough.
 Select a more intensive program (see "Program
overview").
Not enough detergent was dispensed.
 Use more detergent, or change your detergent.
Items are blocking the path of the spray arms.
 Rearrange the items so that the spray arms can
rotate freely.
The filter system in the base of the wash cabinet is
not clean or is not correctly fitted.
This may cause the spray arm jets to get blocked.
 Clean and/or fit the filter system correctly.
 Clean the spray arm jets if necessary (see "Clean‐
ing and care - Cleaning the spray arms").
The non-return valve is open and blocked. Dirty water
has flowed back into the wash cabinet.
 Clean the drain pump and the non-return valve
(see "Frequently asked questions").
Smearing appears on
The rinse aid dosage is set too high.
glassware and cutlery.  Decrease the dosage (see "Before using for the
There is a bluish sheen
first time - Rinse aid").
on the surface of glass‐
ware; film can be wiped
off.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
Dishware is not dry or
cutlery and glasses are
spotty.
The rinse aid dosage is set too low or the rinse aid
reservoir is empty.
 Replenish the reservoir, increase the dosage, or
change the brand of rinse aid (see "Before using
for the first time - Rinse aid").
Dishware was taken out of the cabinet too soon.
 Leave it in for longer (see "Operation").
Combination tabs have been used which have im‐
paired drying performance.
 Change your detergent, or replenish the rinse aid
(see "Before using for the first time - Rinse aid").
Glasses have a brown‐
ish-blue discoloration;
the deposit cannot be
wiped off.
Detergent deposits.
 Switch to another detergent.
Glasses are dull and
discolored; the deposit
cannot be wiped off.
The glassware is not dishwasher-safe. The surfaces
are affected.
 There is no remedy.
Purchase glassware which is dishwasher-safe.
Tea or lipstick stains
have not been com‐
pletely removed.
The wash temperature of the selected program was
too low.
 Select a program with a higher wash temperature.
The bleaching effect of the detergent is too low.
 Switch to another detergent.
Plastic parts are discol‐ Natural dyes, e.g., from carrots, tomatoes, or ketchup
ored.
may be the cause. The amount of detergent used or
its bleaching effect was not sufficient to deal with
natural dyes.
 Use more detergent (see "Operation - Detergent").
Discoloration is irreversible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
White residue is visible The rinse aid dosage is too low.
on dishware and cut‐
 Increase the dosage (see "Before using for the first
lery, clouding occurs on
time - Rinse aid").
glassware; this film can
The salt reservoir is empty.
be wiped off.
 Fill the salt reservoir (see "Before using for the first
time - Dishwasher salt").
The salt reservoir cap has not been screwed on cor‐
rectly.
 Replace it, making sure that it screws back on
correctly.
An unsuitable Tab detergent has been used.
 Change your detergent.
The water softener is programmed to too low a water
hardness level.
 Program the water softener for harder water (see
"Before using for the first time - Water softener").
There are rust stains on The affected items are not corrosion resistant.
the cutlery.
 There is no remedy.
Purchase cutlery which is dishwasher-safe.
A program was not run after dishwasher salt was
added. Traces of salt have got into the wash cycle.
 Always run the Express program with the Short
program option selected and without any dishware
in the dishwasher after adding dishwasher salt.
The salt reservoir cap has not been screwed on cor‐
rectly.
 Replace it, making sure that it screws back on
correctly.
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Frequently asked questions
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the water has not been pumped away
at the end of a program, the drain pump
or the non-return valve might be
blocked. They are, however, easy to
clean.
 Turn off the dishwasher and pull the
plug.
 Take the filter system out of the wash
cabinet (see "Cleaning and care Cleaning the filters").
 Scoop the water out of the cabinet
using a suitable container or utensil.
The drain pump is beneath the non-re‐
turn valve (see arrow).
 Remove all foreign objects from the
drain pump (glass or bone splinters).
Before returning the non-return
valve, check that the drain pump is
not blocked. Spin the propeller sever‐
al times in both directions to check
for obstructions.
 Carefully reinsert the non-return valve
and secure it with the locking clamp.
 Make sure the locking clamp
clicks into place!
 Press the catch for the non-return
valve inwards .
 Lift the non-return valve up and out
 and rinse well under running water.
 Be careful not to damage any
delicate components when cleaning
the drain pump and the non-return
valve.
 Remove all foreign objects from the
non-return valve.
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Customer service
Repairs
Warranty
For problems that you cannot resolve
on your own, please contact:
For more information, please refer to
the included warranty.
– your Miele dealer or
MieleCare (USA only)
– Miele Service
The telephone number for Miele is
listed at the back of these instruc‐
tions.
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.
MieleCare, our Extended Service Con‐
tract program, gives you the assurance
of knowing that your appliance invest‐
ment 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. On‐
ly genuine Miele parts installed by fac‐
tory trained professionals can guaran‐
tee the safety, reliability, and longevity
of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly ap‐
proved in writing by Miele’s Service de‐
partment, Extended Service Contracts
offered by other providers for Miele
products will not be recognized by
Miele. Our goal is to prevent unauthor‐
ized (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 Extend‐
ed Service Contracts, please contact
your appliance dealer or visit us online
at:
http://www.mieleusa.com
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Optional accessories
Dishwasher detergent and rinse aid, as
well as cleaning and care products, are
available as optional accessories.
All the products are designed for use
with Miele dishwashers.
These and many other useful products
can be ordered via the Miele website or
from Miele (see end of this manual for
contact details).
Dishwasher detergent, rinse
aid, and salt
When you decided to buy a Miele dish‐
washer, you chose excellent quality and
performance. However, ensuring that
your dishwasher always delivers the
best possible results will also depend
on your choice of dishwasher deter‐
gent, rinse aid, and dishwasher salt, as
cleaning results can vary depending on
the brand used.
With Miele CareCollection products,
you can be sure of optimum results as
these products have been specially de‐
signed for Miele dishwashers.
Detergent tabs
– Sparkling results even with stubborn
food deposits
– Combination product with other
components such as rinse aid, salt,
and glass protection additives
– Phosphate-free - safe for the envi‐
ronment
– Water-soluble wrapping - no need to
unwrap
Powder detergent
– With active oxygen for thorough
cleaning
– With enzymes which are effective
even in low temperature programs
– With glass protection against corro‐
sion
Rinse aid
– For gleaming glasses
– Helps dishware to dry
– With glass protection against corro‐
sion
– Specially designed cap for precise,
easy dispensing
Dishwasher salt
– Prevents lime scale on dishware and
in the appliance
– Extra coarse-grained
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Optional accessories
Dishwasher care products
Accessories
Miele cleaning and care products pro‐
vide optimum care for your dishwasher.
Some accessories may be supplied as
standard, depending on model.
Dishwasher cleaner
Cappuccinatore insert
– Cleans the dishwasher effectively
and thoroughly
The Cappuccinatore insert can be used
for cleaning the individual parts of the
Miele Cappuccinatore in the dishwash‐
er.
– Removes grease, bacteria, and un‐
pleasant odors
– Ensures excellent dishwashing re‐
sults
Dishwasher descaler
– Removes heavy lime scale deposits
– Mild and gentle with natural citric
acid
Dishwasher conditioner
– Removes odors, lime scale, and light
deposits
– Maintains the elasticity and leak
tightness of the seals
Dishwasher freshener
– Neutralizes unpleasant odors
– Fresh, pleasant lime and green tea
scent
– Easy to attach to the dishwasher
basket
– Very economical, lasts for 60 wash
cycles
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Cutlery basket
The cutlery basket is placed in the low‐
er basket and can be used to wash ad‐
ditional items of cutlery.
Glassware rack
This rail is designed to hold glasses
with stems securely in the lower basket.
Installation Instructions
Please refer to the Installation Diagram supplied with these instructions.
To comply with IEC sound testing protocols, please contact Miele for additional
instructions.
Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most
current product specification, technical & warranty information.
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Electrical connection
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous.
Check that the voltage, frequency
and fuse rating shown on the data
plate match the household mains
supply.
The power outlet must be accessible
after installation. Do not use an ex‐
tension cord to connect the dish‐
washer to the mains. Danger of over‐
heating! See data plate on the right
side of the door.
A damaged power cord must only be
replaced with a genuine Miele cord
by a Miele service technician.
Grounding instructions
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
In the event of a malfunction or break‐
down, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of
least resistance for the electrical cur‐
rent. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having an equipment grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an appropri‐
ate outlet that is installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
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Improper connection of the equip‐
ment grounding conductor can result
in electric shock.
Do not modify the plug provided with
the appliance; if it will not fit the out‐
let, have a proper outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
If there is any question concerning
the proper electrical connection or
grounding of this appliance to the
powersupply, please consult a li‐
censed electrician or call Miele’s
Technical Service Department:
USA: 1-800-999-1360
CDN: 1-800-565-6435
Specifications
The dishwasher comes equipped with a
4 ft (1.2 m) powercord with a molded
plug for connection to 120 V, 60 Hz,
15 A grounded receptacle.
Electrical connection
Hardwired electrical connection
It is possible to hardwire this appliance
to an existing power cable.
CAUTION: Before servicing, discon‐
nect the power supply by either re‐
moving the fuse, shutting off the
power main or manually "tripping"
the circuit breaker.
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all ap‐
plicable codes and standards. Re‐
pairs and service by unqualified per‐
sons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer cannot be held re‐
sponsible.
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply, make sure that the
voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This da‐
ta must correspond to prevent ma‐
chine damage. Consult an electrician
if in doubt.
Prior to making a hardwire connec‐
tion to the terminal, remove the pow‐
ercord. Otherwise there will be a risk
of electric shock from the attached
plug.
An existing flexible supply cord or cable
shall have a minimum thickness of
AWG 14.
120 V, 60 Hz, 15 A fuse rating
Black wire (live): connect to L
White wire (neutral): connect to N
Green wire (ground): connect to 
After attaching the permanent power
supply cord, check that all screws on
the terminal block and the strain re‐
lief are tightened.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
This appliance must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring sys‐
tem, or an equipment-grounding con‐
ductor must be run with the circuit con‐
ductors and connected to the equip‐
ment-grounding terminal or lead on the
appliance.
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Water connection
Water intake
 Water in the dishwasher must
not be used as drinking water.
– The dishwasher may be connected to
a cold or hot water supply up to a
maximum of 140°F/60°C.
We would only recommend connec‐
tion to a hot water supply if it is eco‐
nomical, e.g. a solar-powered supply.
When connected to a hot water sup‐
ply, all program stages which would
otherwise be carried out with cold
water will be carried out with hot wa‐
ter.
– The intake hose is approx. 4' 11"/1.5
m long. A 1.5 m long flexible metal
extension hose (pressure tested to
2,030 psi) is available as an optional
accessory, if required.
– A faucet with a 3/8" male thread
must be provided on site.
– This appliance is constructed to
comply with ANSI/ASSE 1001 //
IEC/EN/DIN 61770 // VDE 0700 Part
600, and may be connected to a suit‐
able supply without an extra non-re‐
turn valve if national regulations per‐
mit.
– The water pressure (flow pressure at
the take-off point) must be between
4.35 - 145 psi. If the water pressure
is too high, a pressure reducer valve
must be fitted.
After connecting the dishwasher to
the water supply, check that the wa‐
ter intake is airtight.
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 To avoid any damage to the ap‐
pliance, the dishwasher must only be
connected to fully vented pipework.
 The intake hose must not be
shortened or damaged in any way as
it contains electrical components.
Water connection
Drainage
– The machine comes equipped with a
built-in non-return valve on the dis‐
charge side to prevent waste water
from flowing back into the dishwash‐
er.
– Take the drain line of the dishwasher
and attach the drain line as high as
possible under the counter rim of the
kitchen sink before connecting the
end to the drain. The loop will serve
to prevent a backed up drain or large
volume of water in the sink from si‐
phoning back into the dishwasher.
– The dishwasher is supplied with ap‐
prox. 5' 11" (1.5 m) of flexible drain
hose with an internal diameter of 7/8"
(22 mm).
 Make sure that there are no
kinks in the hose, and that it is not
squashed or stretched.
After servicing the appliance, ensure
that the drain does not leak.
Venting the drain
If the on-site drain connection is situat‐
ed lower than the guide path for the
bottom basket rollers in the open door,
the drain must be vented. Otherwise a
siphoning effect during a program can
cause the appliance to empty itself of
water.
 To vent: open the dishwasher door
fully.
– The drain hose can be extended us‐
ing extensions and adapters. The
drainage length must not be longer
than 13' 1 1/2" (4 m) and the delivery
head must not exceed 3' 3 3/8"
(1 m).
– If the hose is to be directly fitted to
the drainage outlet on site, use the
hose clip supplied (see installation di‐
agram).
– The hose can be directed to the left
or the right of the appliance.
– The on-site connector for the drain
hose can be adapted to different
widths of hose. If the connector pro‐
trudes too far into the drain hose, it
will need to be shortened. Otherwise
the drain hose may become blocked.
 Pull the lower spray arm firmly up‐
wards to remove it.
 Cut off the top of the vent valve in the
wash cabinet.
– The drain hose must not be short‐
ened.
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Sound emission testing
Prerequisites for sound emission tests
Load the dishwasher with 16 standard place settings and use the Normal pro‐
gram.
Setup for sound emission tests
The dishwasher must be set up according to the following specifications.
 Install the dishwasher into an analyzing unit.
 Secure the front panel.
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Sound emission testing
 Push the provided fleece strips (depending on model) under the toe-kick until it
is flush with the appliance feet .
 Push the toe-kick into place in such a way that it is flush with the door front .
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Sound emission testing
 Remove the protective film from the provided insulating strip (depending on
model) .
 Push the insulating strip into the front top edge of the toe-kick .
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Please have the model and serial number
of your appliance available before
contacting Technical Service.
U.S.A.
Canada
Miele, Inc.
Importer
Miele Limited
National Headquarters
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800-843-7231
609-419-9898
609-419-4298
Fax:
www.mieleusa.com
Technical Service & Support
Nationwide
Phone: 800-999-1360
888-586-8056
Fax:
TechnicalService@mieleusa.com
Headquarters and Miele Centre
161 Four Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4K 4V8
www.miele.ca
Customer Care Centre
Phone: 800-565-6435
905-532-2272
customercare@miele.ca
Germany
Manufacturer
Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29
33332 Gütersloh
77
G 6100 / G 6105
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