Operating Instructions Washer-Extractor W 6073

Operating Instructions
Washer-Extractor
W 6073 (MC 13)
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident
or damage to the machine.
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Contents
Warning and Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Guide to the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Washing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Preparing the wash load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Opening the drum door at the end of the programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dispensing detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Fabric conditioner / Starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Additional functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Coin operating mechanism/coin unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Programme changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Possible reasons for increased levels of foaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Explanation of symbols on the data plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Notes for the installer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connection to water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
The washer-extractor must be installed and commissioned
by an approved Customer Service technician or authorised
Service Dealer.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Technical and electrical safety
Please read the operating instructions before using this machine for the first time.
They contain important information about
the safety, use and maintenance of the
machine. This will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine.
Appropriate use of the machine
This washer extractor is only intended for
items of laundry which have not been impregnated with dangerous or inflammable
substances.
Only machine wash articles which possess a care label stating they are suitable for machine washing.
It is the operator’s responsibility to ensure that the standard of disinfection in
thermal as well as chemo thermal procedures is maintained (in accordance with §
18 IFSG) by carrying out suitable validation
tests. These procedures should be checked
on a regular basis, either thermo-electrically
using loggers, or bacteriologically with bio
indicators. The operator must pay particular
attention to maintaining the correct parameters in the procedure, including temperature
and with chemo thermal programmes the
chemical concentration used. Disinfection
programmes must not be interrupted, as this
can have a limiting effect on the disinfection
result.
On no account must solvents of the kind
used for dry cleaning be used in this machine. There may be the danger of fire or explosion.
Never use or store petrol or petroleum
based substances or any easily inflammable substances near the machine. Do not
use the machine lid as a resting place.
Danger of fire or explosion
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The electrical safety of this appliance
can only be guaranteed when continuity
is complete between the appliance and an
effective earthing system which complies
with local and national regulations.
It is most important that this basic safety requirement is regularly tested by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for the consequences of an inadequate earthing system.
Do not damage, remove or bypass the
safety features and controls on the machine.
Where there is any damage to the machine or to the cable insulation the machine must not be used until it has been repaired.
Any removable outer panels must be in
place, and all moving or electrical parts
shielded before the machine is operated.
The machine is only completely isolated
from the electricity supply either when
switched off at the wall isolator, or the mains
fuse is withdrawn from the socket.
Repairs to machines operating with electricity, gas or steam should only be undertaken by a suitably qualified service engineer to ensure safety. Unauthorized repairs
could be dangerous.
Faulty components should only be exchanged for Miele original spare parts.
Only when these parts are fitted can the
safety standards of the machine be guaranteed.
The very best materials are used in the
manufacture of this machine, and every
care is taken in its manufacture. However,
with time, deterioration of parts can occur,
especially with rubber components such as
hoses. This should be borne in mind if operating the machine without supervision.
Check the inlet hoses regularly for signs of
deterioration and replace in good time, to
avoid leaks and subsequent damage.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
Local regulations regarding regular inspection and maintenance of this machine must be observed. (In Germany this
machine is subject to laundry regulations
UVV (VBG7y), Sections 36 and 37, which
stipulate that washer extractors with a kinetic
energy of more than 1500 Nm must be
checked once a year by a competent person for their operational safety and the results entered in a test log (book) supplied
with the machine for the German market,
and which must be kept at the place of operation and be available for inspection.)
Use of the machine
Never allow children to play in, on or
near the washer extractor, or to operate it
themselves. Please supervise its use by the
elderly or infirm.
Remember that the door porthole glass
can become hot during the operation of
the machine. Do not let children touch it.
When washing with high temperatures
steam can be emitted from the venting
slot behind the machine.
Do not grip between the suspended
drum unit and the seal of the front panel
cut-out during spin.
Always make sure the drum is stationary
before reaching in to remove washing.
Reaching into a moving drum is extremely
dangerous.
Water used for washing and rinsing must
not be used as drinking water. It must be
discharged into a proper sewerage system.
The machine should only be operated
unsupervised when there is a floor drain
(gully) in the direct vicinity of the machine.
To avoid flooding:
If hooking the hose into a sink make sure
that the water can flow away freely to avoid
flooding.
Secure the hose against slipping. The pressure of the water flowing out can push an
unsecured hose out of the sink.
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Chlorine or agents containing chlorine
are corrosive, and can under certain
conditions lead to irreperable damage to
components.
Disinfecting and cleaning agents often
have compounds containing chlorides in
them. If these agents dry on to stainless
steel surfaces, the residual chlorides will attack the steel and can cause rusting.
To protect your machine from rust damage,
we recommend only using chloride free disinfecting and cleaning agents for washing
and disinfecting programmes and for cleaning stainless steel surfaces of the machine
itself.
If you are not sure about a particular agent,
contact the manufacturer of that agent for
advice.
If you accidentally spill an agent containing
chlorides on the machine it should be rinsed
off with water and dried using a soft cloth.
Proprietary dyes, dye removers and
descaling agents may only be used in
this machine if the manufacturer expressly
states that they are suitable for use in a
washing machine. There may be the danger
of fire or explosion.
Always follow the instructions of the
chemical manufacturer when using
cleaning agents and special application
chemicals. Only use such chemicals for the
purpose and in the situation specified by the
manufacturer in order to avoid the danger of
adverse
chemical reactions and material damage.
If in doubt check the suitability of the product for use in this machine with the manufacturer before using it.
Where a chemical cleaning agent is recommended on technical application
grounds, this does not imply that the manufacturer of the machine takes responsibility
for the effect of the chemical on the material
of the items being cleaned or on the machine.
Please be aware that changes in formulation, storage conditions etc., which may not
be publicised by the chemical producer, can
have a negative effect on the cleaning result.
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Warning and Safety Instructions
On no account use high pressure
cleaners or hose down the machine.
Use of accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted when
expressly approved by Miele. If other
parts are used, guarantee, performance and
product liability claims may be invalidated.
Disposal of old machines or appliances
When disposing of an old washer extractor first make it unusable. Disconnect
from all services, cut off the cable and the
plug from the cable.
Make the door lock inoperative, so that children cannot accidentally shut themselves in.
Make appropriate arrangements for the safe
disposal of the appliance.
All personnel working with this machine
must be fully trained in all aspects of its
use and safety.
Keep these instructions in a safe place
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing material
The transport and protective packing has
been selected from materials which are environmentally friendly for disposal and can
normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags etc.
are disposed of safely and kept out of the
reach of babies and young children.
Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials
away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Disposal of your old machine
Old machines contain materials which can
be recycled. Please contact your local authorities or scrap merchant about potential
recycling schemes, before disposing of the
machine.
See also the section under "Warning and
Safety instructions".
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Guide to the machine
W 6073 washer extractor with drain valve or drain pump option
1 -Detergent dispenser box
2 -Control panel
3 -Drum door
4 -Front wall panel
5 -Flap for suds filter/drainage system
and emergency door release
6 -Four adjustable screw feet
7 -Cable entry for extra equipment
8 -Cable entry for dispenser pumps
9 -Cable entry for power supply
10 -Venting socket
11 -Cold water connection
12 -Hot water connection
13 -Opening for dispenser hoses
14 -Drainage hose (for suds pump version)
15 -Back wall
16 -Drainage (for drain valve version)
17 -Air gap (United Kingdom only)
Control panel
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2
3
4
1 -Temperature and time left display
2 -Push button switches
3 -Programme sequence indicator lights
4 -Programme and Temperature selector
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Guide to the machine
Push button switches
Additional display
h
a
Door
min /°C
Time display h(rs)/min(s)
Opens the drum door, releases the
"With pre-wash" or "Starch" or "No final spin"
buttons, if any of these had been pushed in.
This display shows how long the wash
programme still has to run.
Indicator light m min lights up.
+i with Pre-wash
or
Can be selected with programmes
A, B, C, E
Temperature oC
m Starch
From 20 oC the temperature is shown rising
in 5 oC-Steps.
Indicator light p °C lights up.
Can be selected with programmes
A, B, E, F
m
min Time left
p
°C Temperature
w No final spin
Can be selected with programmes
A, B, C, D, E, F
h Start
Starts the programme
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Programme sequence indicator lights
On/Start
Pre-wash
Main wash
Rinses
Rinses
Rinses / Starch
Drain
Final spin
End
Water inlet / drain
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Guide to the machine
Maximum spin speed per programme
A Cottons
D Wool
1200 rpm.
E Short programme
G Separate spin
B Minimum iron
900 rpm.
F Separate rinse
C Delicates/Synthetics
600 rpm.
Detergent dispenser compartments
Programme and Temperature selector
Compartment i
- Pre-wash
Compartment j
- Main wash
Compartment y
- Liquid bleach
Compartment p
- Fabric conditioner
Programmes
A Cottons
B Minimum iron
C Delicates/Synthetics
D Woollens
E Short programme
F Separate Rinse
G Separate Spin
H Separate Drain
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Washing
Before using for the first time
Preparing the wash load
The first commissioning of the machine
should be carried out only by a Miele service technician or an authorized Miele
Service Dealer.
It is essential that the machine is installed
and connected to power, water and drainage correctly.
Washing out the machine
Any residual lubricants and water from testing still in the machine should be flushed out
as follows:
^ Do not load any laundry in the machine.
^ Add a little detergent to compartment j.
^ Turn the programme selector switch to the
" A Cottons 60°C" programme.
^ Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects, (eg nails, coins, paper
clips etc) can cause damage to textiles
and components in the machine.
^ Press the" h Start" button.
Sort the laundry
^ At the end of the proramme turn the
programme and temperature selector to
the " r End" position.
Most garments have a textile care label in
the collar or side seam. Sort the laundry by
care label symbols.
Only wash items in this machine which are
stated by the manufacturer to be machine
washable on the textile care label.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye, and
should be washed separately several times
before being included in a mixed load.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme.
Loading the drum
Unfold laundry and load loosely in the drum.
For best results make up mixed loads of
large and small items. This improves the
washing effect and distributes the load
better for spinning.
Overloading reduces the wash result and
causes more creasing.
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Washing
Maximum load (weight of dry washing):
A Cottons
7.5 kg
B Minimum iron
3.0 kg
C Delicates/Synthetics
1.5 kg
D Woollens
1.5 kg
E Short programme
7.5 kg
^ Add detergent for the main wash to compartment j - and if required detergent for
the pre-wash to compartment i, fabric
conditioner to compartment p and liquid
bleach to compartment y .
Programme selection
^ Shut the drum door
Grasp the door in the open position and
slam it shut, (mind your fingers).
At first the door may shut with difficulty.
This eases in due course.
Make sure no items of washing are caught
when the door is closed, or they could be
damaged.
^ Open the on-site stopcock.
^ Switch on the on-site main switch.
^ Select programme and temperature (e.g.
programme A Cottons 95 oC).
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Washing
Opening the drum door at the end
of the programme
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^ Additionally select pre-wash if required but
only with programmes A,B,C,E.
Press the "+i with pre-wash" button.
After the " r End " indicator lights up:
^ Press the " a Open door" button
- the drum door opens.
^ Take out the washing.
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^ Press the " h Start" button.
Only remove laundry from the machine once
the drum has stopped turning, otherwise you
may seriously injure yourself.
- The indicator light " m min" goes out and
the indicator light "p °C" lights up. - The wash programme starts.
Make sure the drum is empty, otherwise,
when the machine is next used items may
become damaged (e.g. shrink) or cause
other laundry to discolour.
If no more washing is to be done:
Temperature display
^ leave the drum door open.
After the programme start the current suds
temperature for the main wash is shown in
5°C-steps until the set temperature has been
reached.
^ switch the machine off.
^ turn off the stopcock(s).
The indicator light " p°C Temperature" lights
up.
Time display (Time left)
Once the temperature set for the main wash
has been reached the time left for the
programme to run shows in the display in
hours and minutes.
The indicator " m min time" lights up.
The time left counts down in 1 minute intervals.
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Dispensing detergent
Water hardness levels
Fabric conditioner / Starch
Hardness German
Hardness
Water
level in hardness
range
quality
mmol/l
level °d
I
soft
0 – 1.3
0-7
II
medium 1.3 – 2.5
7 - 14
III
hard
2.5 – 3.8
14 - 21
IV
very hard over 3.8
over 21
If you do not know the hardness level of the
water in your area you should contact your
local water authority for information.
Dispensing detergent
Add the right amount of detergent as recommended on the packaging. It is important to
avoid overdosing as it can lead to excessive
foam. Use a low foaming detergent.
The amount dispensed will depend on the
following:
– the quantity of laundry
– the water hardness level
– the level of soiling.
too little detergent results in the following:
– The laundry will not be properly clean and
will in time become grey and hard to
touch.
Bleaching agents
Only use bleaching agents on textiles with
the symbol y on the wash care label.
Liquid bleaching agents must only be added
to the compartment marked y. The agent
will then be dispensed automatically during
the 2nd rinse (cold bleaching).
Liquid bleaching agents should only be
used with coloureds if the textile manufacturer’s wash care label states that the textile
is colour fast and suitable for bleaching.
For cold bleaching the 4th rinse must be
programmed, (see Programmable functions).
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
Fabric conditioner
– Lime deposits on the heater elements.
Dispense according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations:
too much detergent results in the following:
– Excessive foam.
– Low level of agitation.
– Poor washing, rinsing and spin results.
^ Open the lid of the compartment p.
^ Add fabric conditioner, but do not exceed
the max. level mark.
^ Close the compartment lid.
The conditioner is automatically dispensed
in the last rinse. At the end of the
programme a small amount of water remains
in the fabric conditioner compartment.
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Dispensing detergent
Powder and liquid starch
^ Prepare and dispense the starch solution
as stated on the packaging.
Automatic dispensing of liquid starch
^ Pour the liquid starch into compartment
p (do not exceed the marker level).
^ Close the compartment lid.
Adding liquid or powder starch by hand
^ Select the programme required and also
push in the "Starch m" button. The
programme, and the "time left" indicator
will pause before the last rinse.
The starch "m " indicator light comes on.
^ Add starch formulation to compartment
i.
^ Press the "m Starch" button to release it
for the programme to continue.
"w No final spin" can be selected to keep
creasing to a minimum. The water is drained
away, and the load can be taken dripping
wet from the drum.
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Additional functions
By pressing one or more buttons
programmes can be adapted to offer additional functions.
+i "with pre-wash"
For heavily soiled or stained textiles in
programmes A,B,C,E.
Cancelling a programme
Turn the programme selector to " r End".
The indicator lights flash through the other
programme stages until the " r End" light is
reached.
m "Starching"
To omit a programme stage
For freshly washed textiles such as table
cloths, napkins, work wear etc., in
programmes A,B,E,F.
^ Turn the programme selector to " r End".
w "without final spin"
Washing which is not to be spun but taken
dripping from the machine in programmes
A,B,C,D,E,F.
As soon as the programme sequence light
for the stage at which the programme should
continue starts flashing:
Turn the selector switch to the appropriate
programme within 3 seconds.
To repeat a programme stage
Changing programme sequence
The programme can be changed at any time
where it makes sense.
^ Turn the programme selector to the required programme. The new programme
will carry on at the relevant stage.
A programme stage must have been finished before it can be repeated:
^ turn the programme selector switch to
" r End".
When" r End" illuminates in the sequence
display:
Exceptions:
^ Select the new programe required.
If the programme selector has been turned
through " r End".
^ Press the " h Start" button.
Opting into or out of the following
programmes:
– F Separate rinse
– G Separate spin or
– H Separate drain
breaks off the programme. The " h Start"
button must be pressed in again to start the
required programme.
^ After approx. 5 seconds, turn the
programme selector switch to " r End"
again.
As soon as the indicator light of the
programme stage to be repeated starts
flashing:
^ turn the programme selector switch to the
appropriate programme within a period of
3 seconds.
When working through a coin unit or coin
counter the programme is locked after 3
minutes and no changes are possible.
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Additional functions
Programmable functions
It is possible to programme additional functions or change programme sequences. See
Programme changes.
Any changes to the standard machine version must be noted on a card left with the
machine as a record for any subsequent
servicing work. This is of particular importance for the service technician, when electronic units may need to be exchanged.
Coin operating mechanism/coin
unit
Selecting a programme with a coin unit in
use
^ Open the on-site stopcock(s). Switch on
the on-site mains switch.
^ Select a programme and temperature.
m "Starching", w "without final spin" are not
available with coin operation.
^ Add detergent and any fabric conditioner.
^ Insert coins/tokens.
^ Press the " h Start" button.
Coin unit C 5002, C 5003, C 4060
Coins or tokens are "lost" if any of the following are done after the coins have been inserted but before the " h Start" button has
been pressed:
– the machine door is opened,
– the programme selector has been turned
past " r End" to another programme.
– a programme is interrupted for more than
20 seconds with the coin time counter.
Note for the user:
Coins and tokens should be emptied on a
regular basis to ensure the coin box does
not get jammed full.
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Programme changes
To change individual programmes by
re-programming
To access programming mode
Programmes can be changed individually to
accommodate different wash processes and
methods.
20 Programmable functions can be changed
with up to 4 Options.
The on-site mains switch must be switched
on.
A previous programme must be completed.
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Before starting:
^ After the drum door is shut the " +i with
pre-wash" button must be pressed in and
released twice within 4 seconds.
The drum door must be open.
All the other buttons must be inoperative, i.e.
not pushed in.
- A " P " (for Programming) appears in the
display.
- The programme sequence indicators
"Pre-wash" and "Main wash" flash.
- Re-programming can be carried out (see
example).
The programme selector must be at the
" r End" position.
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Programme changes
Example:
Changing the temperature holding time in
the main wash
from 10 minutes to 5 or 15 or 20 minutes.
15 minutes is required.
P 3 (15 minutes).
Option 3 corresponds to 15 mins.; see
Programme Change Chart No.8 / B 95 Temperature holding time in minutes.
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^ Press the " a " open door button.
- Pressing the " a " open door button saves
the change in memory and completes the
programming process.
^ Turn the programme selector to B / 95 oC.
" P8 " flashes in the additional display.
^ Please enter this programming change in
the table on the following page.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
" r End" position.
See the next page for further possible programming changes.
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^ Press the "h Start" button 3 times.
The following appear one after another in the
additional display
P 1 (10 minutes),
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P 2 (5 minutes),
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Programme changes
No.
Programme selector setting
Programme function
1 A 95
2 A
3
4
5
6
A 60
A
A 40
A
7
8
9
10
11
B 95
B
B 60
B
B 40
12 B
13 C 60
14 C
15 C 30
16 C
17 D
Additional pre-wash
Wash time: (mins)
Water level:
Pre-wash
Select pre-wash
Wash times: (mins)
Temperature: (°C)
Water level:
Main wash
Thermostop &. Heating active
Temp. holding time/mins
Water level:
Suds cooling: (secs)
Temp. in Wool prog.
Rinses
Increase water level
No. of rinse cycles
Rinse hold
Final spin
Pre-spin
Special functions
Switching over
Water inlet
18 D 30 Max. Temperature in HW:
(°C)
19 D
Separate spin free
20 E 40 3 external disp. pumps
1)
Options
2
3
1
Standard
no pre-w.
low
5
high
via button gen/lly yes
8
11
35
45
low
high
yes
10
low
25
30
no1
3
no
no
5
high
20
25
20
Enter programmed options
9
16
60
6
24
15
202
30
slightly1 average1
53
43
yes
high
2
no
yes*
May only be changed by service technician.
Sep.rinse Hygiene
KW+WW
KW
KW-hard KW+Hot
KW-soft ter-water
90
85
80
yes
comb. 1
no
comb. 2 comb. 3 comb. 4
Load dependent if no. 2,6,9 has a standard setting
chemothermal Disinfection Temp.= 60°C
3)
with bleach select 4 or 5 rinses.
* standard setting
2)
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KW = Cold-Water
WW= Hot water
HW = Main wash
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning the washing machine
Clean the casing with a mild non-abrasive
detergent or soap and water. Wipe dry with
a soft cloth.
Clean the facia panel with a damp cloth and
dry with a soft cloth.
The drum and any other stainless steel parts
can be cleaned using a proprietary stainless
steel cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
^ Switch the machine off, (either open the
door or switch off at the isolator).
Do not use any scouring agent or solvent
cleaner.
If you are unsure about a particular product
or need further advice please contact your
nearest Miele Sales office. See back page
for address.
Remove any deposits from the door seal
with a damp cloth.
^ Open the drain access flap.
^ Place a 2 litre capacity dish underneath
the drain fixture.
Build-up of rust
The drum and suds container are manufactured from rust-free stainless steel.
It is, however, possible that water with a high
iron content or foreign bodies in the wash,
(e.g. paper clips or metal buttons), may lead
to the formation of superficial rust spots in
the drum and/or suds container, especially if
the machine is not used for a long time.
Stainless steel components should be
cleaned regularly with a proprietary cleaning
agent for stainless steel. This must be done
if rust appears!
Door seals should also be regularly checked
to make sure that nothing has got trapped in
them. Clean them regularly.
^ Turn the fluff filter lid round 2-3 times. Do
not take it right out. Approx. 2 litres of water will drain out of the hose.
Cleaning the drainage system
Machine with Drain pump:
Check the fluff filter initially after 3-4 washes
to ascertain how often it is likely to require
cleaning.
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If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will
be retained in the machine, (max. 30 l). In
this case, screw the fluff filter back into position and empty the dish before repeating the
procedure as often as necessary.
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Cleaning and Care
To clean the filter in the inlet hose:
Caution: if laundry has been washed at a
high temperature, water draining out of
the machine will still be hot.
^ Close the stopcock.
^ Once the flow of water ceases, remove the
fluff filter completely and clean it.
^ Remove any foreign bodies (e.g. buttons,
coins, etc) and fluff.
^ Carefully unscrew the knurled coupling
connecting the inlet hose to the stopcock.
^ Remove the rubber seal from the recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the plastic filter bar, remove the filter and clean.
^ Turn the impeller by hand to check that it is
free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing
an obstruction should be removed.
^ Clean inside the fluff filter housing.
Remove any deposits of lime scale and
detergent or foreign bodies from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit.
Screw the fluff filter back into position and
close the access panel.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the reverse
order.
The filters in the inlet hose should be
checked and cleaned approx. every 6
months.
Inspect the inlet hose which is subjected to
high pressure while the machine is in operation. The hose should be replaced if there
are small cracks in the surface, or if it has
been otherwise damaged.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose
able to withstand pressure up to 70 bar.
Miele’s own hoses meet this requirement.
Cleaning the filters in the water inlet
The washing machine has the following filters to protect the inlet valves:
– in the free end of any water inlet hose,
– in the water inlet valve(s) for connection
hose to machine.
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Cleaning and Care
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed
plastic nut on the inlet valve, and unscrew.
^ Use water pump pliers to withdraw the
plastic filter by the bar (see illustration).
^ Clean and put back in the reverse order.
The machine must not be used without
the two dirt filters being put back in place
^ After use the detergent box should be
cleaned with warm water to remove any
detergent residues.
^ The siphon tubes in compartments § and
y should also be cleaned.
^ Unscrew the screws next to the siphon
tubes.
^ Pull the siphon tubes upwards to remove
for cleaning in warm water. Replace in the
reverse order (the siphon tubes must be
hooked in correctly).
If the machine is not going to be used for
a longer period of time (4 weeks or more)
the drum should be rotated several times
after the last use. The drum should be rotated every 4 weeks to prevent damage to
the bearings.
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Problem solving guide
Drain valve version:
Any work on the electrical components of
this machine should only be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person. Unauthorized repairs could be
dangerous.
^ Turn the programme selector to " r End".
^ Open the drain valve access flap (see
"Cleaning and care)".
There are, however, minor faults which can
be corrected without contacting the Service
Department.
Opening the drum door in the event
of a power failure
Drain pump version:
^ Turn the programme selector to " r End".
^ Open the drain panel and drain off any water, (see "Cleaning and Care").
^ Press the emergency release lever downwards, (see illustration) and hold down until no more water drains out.
^ Press against the drum door and pull on
the emergency door opening mechanism
(see illustration).
Always make sure the drum is stationary
before reaching in to remove washing.
Reaching into a moving drum is extremely
dangerous.
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^ Press against the drum door and pull on
the emergency door opening mechanism
(see illustration).
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Problem solving guide
A selected programme does not begin.
The "I On/ Start" indicator light does not
light up.
Check that the door is properly closed, the
mains plug is plugged in and that the fuse or
circuit breaker has not tripped.
The check light " p " flashes, although
the programme has finished as usual.
The water inlet system is partially blocked:
^ Stopcocks not fully opened.
^ Inlet hose kinked or trapped.
^ The water pressure is too low.
^ The filters in the inlet hoses are clogged
(see "Cleaning and Care").
The indicator light goes out when the
programme selector switch is turned to the "
r End" position.
The check light " p " flashes, the
" r End", indicator light is on, but the
laundry in the machine has not been
washed.
The water inlet system is turned off.
^ Turn the programme selector switch to
" r End".
^ Turn on the water supply at the stopcocks.
^ Select a programme.
^ Press the " h Start" button.
If little or no water is taken in during the next
programme, the water pressure may be too
low.
If it is adequate there may be a technical
fault. In this case, call your local service
dealer or the Miele Service Department.
The Pre-wash indicator light " i " is
flashing in the sequence display.
Start the programme again.
If the indicator still flashes call the Service
Department.
The Main wash indicator light " j "
flashes during, or after the end of a
programme.
If it also flashes on the next programme
there is a technical fault.
Call the Service Department.
Despite adequate water supply pressure,
the machine takes a long time to fill.
The filters in the water inlet might be
blocked. Clean as described under the section "Cleaning and Care".
Large amounts of unused detergent remain in the dispenser.
Water supply pressure is too low.
^ Clean filters (as described in the section
"Cleaning and Care").
^ Check if the water flow through the stopcock is 5 litres in 15 seconds.
Washing powder becomes viscous when
used together with a water softener.
^ In future pour washing powder into the detergent dispenser before adding water
softener.
Fabric conditioner or bleaching agent is
not completely dispensed or water remains in the dispensing compartment.
The siphon tube is either incorrectly positioned or clogged.
The indicator light " q " is flashing.
^ Lift the lid and remove the siphon.
Check whether the drainage system is
clogged.
^ Rinse out the dispenser compartment and
the siphon with warm water.
^ Clean as described under the section
"Cleaning and Care".
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Problem solving guide
Possible reasons for increased
levels of foaming
Laundry is either not spun at all or not
spun satisfactorily.
– detergent type
^ The " w No final spin" button was pushed
in.
^ Only use detergent formulated for use in
commercial washer extractors. Domestic
laundry detergent is not suitable.
– overdosing of detergent
^ Dispense detergent following the detergent manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging and in accordance with local
water hardness levels.
– detergent creates too much foam
^ Use a lower foaming detergent or contact
your detergent application specialist.
– very soft water
^ In areas with hardness level 1 dispense
less detergent in accordance with the detergent manufacturer’s instructions.
– soiling level of the laundry
^ For lightly soiled laundry dispense less detergent in accordance with the detergent
manufacturer’s instructions.
– residues, e.g. detergent are left on laundry
^ Run an additional pre-wash without detergent and without selecting a temperature.
Laundry which has been soaked before
washing must be thoroughly rinsed before
running a wash programme.
– small loads
^ Reduce the amount of detergent dispensed according to the size of the load.
^ The machine was not able to distribute the
laundry load evenly. To protect the machine, laundry was either only spun at a reduced speed or not at all.
^ Large items which tangle or roll up in the
drum (e.g. bath mats) can cause an imbalance during the spin cycle.
For safety reasons, the machine does not
spin if this is the case. Attempts to build up
spin speed are repeated, however, until
the time allocated to spinning has expired.
^ It is therefore important to make up mixed
loads consisting of large and small items.
^ The drain system may be clogged. Clean
as described in section "Cleaning and
Care".
The " n " indicator light flashes.
The machine has switched off because of
serious imbalance.
^ Switch the on-site mains switch off and
then on again
or
open the drum door with the emergency
release as described in "Opening the door
in a power cut".
The machine shakes during the spin cycle.
The most likely cause is that the four machine feet are not resting securely on the
floor.
^ Level the machine as described in "Notes
for the installer".
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After sales service
Should a fault occur please contact your
nearest authorized Service Dept.
When contacting the Service Department,
please quote the model type, (Typ), the machine number, (Fabr.-Nr.) und Part-no.
(M.-Nr.). These can be found on the data
plate:
With the door open at the top of the door ring, or:
at the rear of the machine towards the top.
Only use genuine spare parts. When ordering spare parts the Spare Parts Dept will
also need to know the model type (Typ), machine number (Fabr.-Nr.) and Part-no.
(M.-Nr.).
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Explanation of symbols on the data plate
Machine type
Machine number/year of manufacture*
Voltage/Frequency
Control fusing
Drive motor
Plate diameter*/Plate quantity*
Drum data
Drum diameter/drum depth
Spin speed
Drum volume/Laundry dry weight
Kinetic energy
Ex. time to top speed
Braking time
Heating
Electric heating
Fusing (on site)
Steam heating indirect*
Steam heating direct*
Gas heating*
Commissioning date
Water registration DVGW-test cert
(Water)*
22 Field for CE test symbol....
(Product-ID-No./Gas)*
*) not applicable to W 6073
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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Noise emission
During wash
58.5 dB
During spin
74.3 dB
(measured in Germany in accordance with
DIN (IEC) 45 635, machine noise regulations
3. GSGV p1. 1.a)
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Notes for the installer
Front transit fitting
The washer-extractor must be installed
and commissioned by an approved Customer Service technician or authorised
Service Dealer.
Installation
A concrete floor is the most suitable installation surface. Please note:
^ The machine must be level and securely
positioned.
^ Do not install the machine on a ‘soft’ base
such as floorboards as this could result in
more vibration during the spin cycles.
^ If the machine is installed on a raised
plinth it should be secured using the butt
straps supplied with the machine.
If there is not already a concrete plinth
on-site, the Miele Spare Parts department offer a steel plinth. The steel plinth must be secured to the floor, (see the enclosed installation plan).
"A" (1 piece)
The front panel must be taken off, (2 internal
torx T20 screws at the bottom) in order to remove the front transit fitting (3 SW-13
screws).
Rear transit fitting
To avoid the possibility of frost damage on
no account install the machine in a room
which is exposed to frost.
Transit fittings
When the machine has been installed in its
final position, only then remove the red transit fittings marked "A", "B". and "C".
"B" (1 piece)
"C" (1 piece)
The rear panel must be taken off, (just
loosen 15 internal torx T20 screws at the bottom) in order to remove the rear transit fitting
(3 SW13 screws each).
The machine must not be moved without the
transit fittings in place.
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Notes for the installer
Connection to water supply
The machine must not be moved without
all the outer panels in place.
The transit fittings should be stored in a safe
place for future use. They must be re-fitted if
the machine is moved again.
Do not install the machine on carpeted
flooring if the carpet pile blocks the ventilation gap at the base of the machine.
Levelling
The machine must stand level to ensure
smooth operation.
The adjustable feet can compensate for an
uneven base.
Connection must be made to the water supply via a stopcock which conforms with local
and national regulations. This work must be
carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person.
To ensure the machine is correctly connected please observe the installation plan
and the installation instructions supplied with
the machine.
See the installation diagram supplied for instructions on connection to the water supply
and for drainage.
The inlet pressure hoses supplied with the
machine must be used for connection to the
water supply.
To ensure the hot water inlet hose (marked
90°C) lasts for many years it is advised not
to use it on a hot water connection supplying
water hotter than 70°C.
If replacing an inlet hose only use a hose
able to withstand a burst pressure of at least
70 bar and a temperature of 90°C. This also
applies to all connection parts.
Miele "Original" spare parts are tested to this
standard.
A water pressure flow rate of at least 1 bar,
maximum 10 bar is essential to ensure the
smooth operation of this machine.
Water taken into the machine must not exceed a temperature of 70°C.
^ Screw the foot or feet out until the machine
stands level.
Connection to cold water only
-See the Installation Plan provided.
^ Hold the foot tight using a pipe wrench.
^ Tighten the counternut using a screwdriver
as indicated.
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Notes for the installer
Drainage
Electrical connection
- Machines with a Drain Pump
All electrical work must be carried out by a
suitably competent person in compliance
with national and local regulations.
The machine drains via a drain pump with a
delivery head of max. 1 metre. The 1.5 m
long drain hose must not be kinked as this
restricts drainage. The swivel elbow at the
end of the hose can be turned or detached.
Drainage possibilities:
^ Direct into a sink: (for the drain pump version). Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
Make sure the water can flow away freely
to avoid flooding and to prevent water from
being sucked back into the machine.
^ Connected securely to a standpipe.
^ Connected securely to a plastic drain pipe
with a rubber nipple. There is no need for
a non-return valve.
^ Via a floor drain (gully).
- Machines with a Drain Valve
The machine empties through a motor controlled drain valve. A DN 50 angle connector
can be used to make connection to an
on-site drainage system, (sink box with
odour trap).
Please take note of the Installation diagram
and the Wiring diagram. They are important
for electrical connection.
The electrical safety of this machine is in accordance with IEC 335.
The minimum suds level required for activating the heating is 45 mm column of water
The voltage and frequency are given on the
data plate. The machine must only be connected if these match the mains supply.
The motor is fitted with an overload protection switch.
For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device with a trip current of 30
mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664, VDE
0100, Section 739).
When switched off there must be an all-pole
contact gap in the isolator switch (including
switch, fuses and relays according to VDE
0660).
Nominal rated load and fuse rating are given
on the data plate. Ensure that these are
compatible with the electricity supply.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
Connection should be made via a suitable
isolator which complies with national and local regulations, and the on/off switch should
be easily accessible for servicing work.
When installation and connection have
been completed all removable outer panels must be re-fitted before the machine is
operated.
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