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Operating instructions
for the G880
dishwasher
To prevent accidents and reduce
the risk of damaging the machine,
read the Operating Manual
before installing or using
the machine.
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M.-Nr. 04 873 731
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Contents
Contents
Guide to the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
View of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Instructions importantes sur la sécurité . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Opening and closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Child safety lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Water Softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programming the Water hardness level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Checking the programmed Water hardness level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selector settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Filling the salt reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Salt indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Bypassing the Salt indicator lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting the dosage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Loading examples.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Upper basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Bottom basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cutlery tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjustable cup racks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Coffee bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjusting the upper basket.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Items not suitable for dishwashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Choosing a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Program chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Contents
Operating the dishwasher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sequence indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interrupting a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing a program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unloading the dishwasher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Top Solo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the filters in the wash cabinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the spray arms.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the water intake filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the wash cabinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the door and the door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the door panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Dishwasher installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Guide to the appliance
Guide to the appliance
Miele dishwashers are available in two
versions:
1. Integrated (“i”) dishwashers
“i”- dishwashers are designed for installation under a continuous countertop.
The control panel with its accessories
is included with the “i”- dishwasher in a
separate package for on-site installation. The front is designed to accept a
custom made panel, matching the existing kitchen cabinets.
Installation directions can be found in
the Installation chapter.
2. “U” dishwashers
The built-under (“U”) dishwashers use
the integrated (“i”) dishwashers as the
basic machine.
By using a GDU decor kit the “i”dishwasher can be converted into a “U”
model dishwasher.
GDU installation instructions are included in a separate pamphlet supplied with the decor kit.
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Guide to the appliance
View of the machine
1. Upper spray arm (not visible)
10. Salt reservoir
2. Cutlery tray
11. Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
3. Upper basket
4. Water feed tube for the middle
spray arm
5. Middle spray arm
12. Rinse aid reservoir
(with dosage selector)
13. Data plate
6. Water hardness selector
7. Lower spray arm
8. Four height adjustable levelling legs
9. Combination filter
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Note: Lower basket is not shown.
Guide to the appliance
Control panel
14. On/Off button
15. Door release
16. Child safety lock
17. “Top Solo” button
18. “Check” indicator lamps
19. Program sequence display
20. Program and temperature
selector knob
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Repairs should only be performed
WARNING
by qualified personnel. Disconnect
When using your dishwasher, follow all basic
safety precautions.
This appliance conforms to
all uniform safety codes and
regulations. To avoid injury
and machine damage, read
the operating instructions
carefully before using the
dishwasher.
This dishwasher is designed for
household use only.
The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damage or injury
caused by improper use or for
uses other than those for which
the appliance is intended.
the appliance from the power supply
before servicing (pull out the plug or
turn off the circuit breaker).
If not purchased specifically as a
“Freestanding” model, only install
the dishwasher under a continuous
countertop which is secured to the
cabinetry.
The dishwasher must be electrically grounded. Install the dishwasher as per the included Installation
instructions.
Use only powder detergents and
liquid rinse aids recommended for
dishwashers. Never use gels or liquid
detergents.
Do not use commercial or industrial grade detergents, as these
may cause adverse chemical reactions
and damage the machine. Use only
detergents made for residential dishwashers.
Do not use your dishwasher unless
all enclosure panels are properly in
place.
Do not allow children to play in or
on the dishwasher.
Keep all detergents and rinse aids
out of the reach of children.
Dishwasher detergents contain Sodium Silicate and Sodium Carbonate. In case of eye contact, immediately flush with water. Call a physician or
poison control.
Do not tamper with the
controls.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When loading items to be
washed:
– Load pointed items so that they are
not likely to damage the door seal.
– Load knives with the cutting edge
down to reduce the risk of injuries.
For dishwashers with visible heating
element
Do not touch the heating element
during or immediately after use.
Do not wash plastic items unless
they are labeled “dishwasher safe”
or the equivalent. For items not labeled,
check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not abuse, sit, or stand on the
door or dishracks of the dishwasher.
Remove the front door and cut off
the power cord of the dishwasher
before removing it from service or discarding it. This will help protect children from injury or accidentally locking
themselves in.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a
hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more.
HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the
hot water system has not been used for
such a period, turn on all hot water
faucets and let the water flow from
each for several minutes before using
the dishwasher. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. Do not
smoke or use an open flame during this
time.
Do not drink the water from the
wash cabinet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANTES SUR LA SÉCURITÉ
AVERTISSEMENT
Au moment d’utiliser votre lave-vaisselle, veuillez observer toutes les mesures de sécurité de base.
Cet appareil électroménager est conforme à tous les règlements et codes
sur la sécurité. Pour éviter de vous
blesser et d’endommager l’appareil,
veuillez lire soigneusement les instructions sur l’utilisation.
N’utilisez le lave-vaiselle que pour
laver la vaiselle.
Le fabricant ne peut être tenu responsable des dommages ou blessures causés par une utilisation
inadéquate ou par des utilisations
autres que celles auxquelles l’appareil est destiné.
Les réparations doivent être effectuées uniquement par une personne compétente. Débrancher l’appareil de la prise de courant avant d’en
faire l’entretien (enlever la fiche de la
prise ou fermer le disjoncteur).
Installer uniquement le lave-vaisselle sous un comptoir continu qui
est fixé à des meubles adjacents.
Vous devez mettre le lave-vaisselle
à la terre. Installer le lave-vaisselle
en observant les instructions pour l’installation ci-jointes.
Utiliser uniquement des détersifs et
des produits de rinçage recommandés pour les lave-vaisselle.
Ne pas utiliser de détersifs de
qualité commerciale ou industrielle
puisqu’ils pourraient causer des réactions chimiques défavorables et endommager l’appareil. Utiliser des détersifs pour les lave-vaisselle ménagers
seulement.
Ne pas utiliser votre lave-vaisselle
à moins que tous les panneaux
soient bien en place.
Ne pas permettre aux enfants de
jouer dans ou sur le lave-vaisselle.
Ranger tous les détersifs et produits de rinçage hors de la portée
des enfants.
Les détersifs pour lave-vaisselle
contiennent du silicate de soude et
du carbonate de soude. En cas de contact avec les yeux, les rincer immédiatement à grande eau. Téléphoner à
un médecin ou à un centre de traitement antipoison.
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INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANTES SUR LA SÉCURITÉ
Ne pas modifier les
commandes.
Ne pas boire l’eau du meuble de
lavage.
Au moment de remplir le lave-vaisselle :
– Mettre les articles pointus de manière
à ce qu’ils n’endommagent pas le seau
étanche de la porte.
– Mettre le tranchant des couteaux vers
le bas afin de réduire les risques de
blessure.
Ne pas laver les articles en plastique à moins qu’ils n’indiquent “Va
au lave-vaisselle” ou l’équivalent. Vérifier les recommandations du fabricant
pour les articles non étiquetés.
Ne pas abuser et ne pas vous asseoir ni vous tenir sur la porte ou
sur les paniers du lave-vaisselle.
Dans certaines conditions, un système d’eau chaude qui n’a pas été
utilisé pendant plus de 2 semaines
peut dégager de l’azote.
L’AZOTE EST EXPLOSIF. Si le système
d’eau chaude n’a pas été utilisé pendant une telle période de temps, ouvrir
tous les robinets d’eau chaude et
laisser l’eau couler pendant plusieurs
minutes avant d’utiliser le lave-vaisselle. Ceci dissipera tout l’azote accumulé. Ne pas fumer ni utiliser une
flamme nue durant ce temps.
Lave-vaiselle avec l’élément
chauffant
Ne touchez pas l’élément chauffant pendant le fonctionnement de
l’appareil ou immédiatement après.
Enlever la porte et débrancher le
lave-vaisselle avant de le faire réparer ou de le jeter afin d’empêcher les
enfants de se blesser ou de s’enfermer
dans l’appareil par accident.
CONSERVER CES INSTRUCTIONS
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Caring for the environment
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing material.
The cardboard box and packing material protects the appliance during
shipping. It has been deliberately designed to be biodegradable and recyclable. Please dispose of these materials as you would any other
recyclable products.
Disposal of your old machine.
Old machines contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling center about the possibility of recycling these materials. Make
certain the machine has been made
child resistant as outlined in the “Important safety instuctions” before disposing
of the appliance.
Energy saving washing.
These dishwashers are exceptionally efficient in their use of water and electricity. You can make the most of your
appliance by following these tips:
Make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher for the
most economical washing.
For small loads:
Select the “Top Solo” function (see
“Additional features” chapter).
Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
If baskets are only half full, use the
ECONOMY program.
Use the correct amounts of detergent and rinse aid.
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Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time please
note the following points:
Setting the water softener.
The water softener must be set to correspond to the water hardness in your
area. This can be obtained from your
local water company, or by using a test
kit that can be purchased from the
Miele Parts Department.
The salt reservoir must only be filled
with water and salt. Never fill it with
detergent.
Adding rinse aid.
Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with liquid or powder detergent will damage the reservoir.
Use only powder detergents and liquid
rinse aids formulated for domestic dishwashers.
It is important to choose the correct
program.
Different wash programs should be selected for different loads and different
degrees of soiling. See the program
chart for further program descriptions.
Add the correct amount of detergent.
Generally, one to two tablespoons of
detergent will be adequate for most
wash loads. Not enough or too much
detergent can lead to poor wash results.
Cleaning results vary between detergents. If you are not satisfied with the
results from one brand, try another
quality brand before contacting the
Miele Service Department for advice.
Load the dishes correctly.
Load the dishes so that water can contact all surfaces. Ensure that the spray
arms are not blocked by items which
are too tall for the basket or which extend through the bottom of the basket.
If necessary, manually rotate the spray
arms to test for clearance.
The combination filter in the base of
the wash cabinet and the spray arms
must be kept clean.
These should be regularly inspected
and cleaned if necessary.
See the corresponding chapters for detailed information on the above points.
When the dishwasher is run for the
first time, the selected program will
not start for approximately 7
minutes.
During these 7 minutes, the Water
Softener reactivation program will
run, and the “Softener” indicator
lamp will be on.
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Opening and closing the door
Opening and closing the door
To open the door.
Press the release catch inside the
door grip.
If the door is opened during operation,
all functions will automatically be interrupted.
Child safety lock.
The child safety lock is designed to
deter children from opening the dishwasher door.
Use the provided key to turn the
child safety lock to the desired setting.
To close the door.
Push the baskets in.
Lift the door and push until it clicks
into position.
Horizontal setting = The door is
locked.
Vertical setting = the door can
be opened.
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Water Softener
Water Softener
The water softener must be set to correspond to the water hardness in your
area. This can be obtained from your
local water company, or by using a test
kit that can be purchased from the
Miele Parts Department.
To avoid the build up of calcium deposits on dishes, cutlery, and in the
dishwasher, if the water hardness is
above 7 gr/gal, the water should be
softened.
The dishwasher is factory set for a hardness level of 1 - 4 gr/gal.
If your water hardness differs from
the factory setting, the correct setting must be entered into the dishwasher using the adjacent table.
To ensure a steady supply of softened water, the built in water softener must be:
1. Correctly set.
Programming Table
gr/gal
Program knob
water
setting
hardness
selector
(setting)
ppm
70
NORMAL
65/150
6
5- 6
90 - 110
NORMAL
55/130
6
7
130
LIGHT WASH
55/130
6
8 - 10
140 - 180
INTENSIVE
55/130
6
11 - 12
200 - 220
ENERGY
SAVER
6
13
230
"6 o’clock
position"
6
*1 - 4
14 - 16
20 -
250 - 290 POTS & PANS
75/170
310
ECONOMY
55/130
320 - 400
CHINA &
CRISTAL
45/115
6
23 - 35
410 - 630
SHORT
45/115
6
36 - 47
650 - 850
RINSE &
HOLD
4
48 - 65
860 -1170
RINSE &
HOLD
5
66 - 70 1190-1260
RINSE &
HOLD
6
17
18 - 22
2. Reactivated with salt when depleted
Where the water hardness fluctuates
(e.g. 8-17 gr/gal), always set the machine to the higher value (17 in this
example).
6
6
* factory setting
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Water Softener
Programming the Water
hardness level.
Turn the dishwasher off.
Turn the Program selector knob to
the “STOP” position.
Enter the programming mode by
pressing the “Top Solo” button, while
simultaneously turning the machine
“On”. After 2 seconds release the
“Top Solo” button. The “On” lamp
should be lit and the “Softener” lamp
should be blinking once you have entered the programming mode. If the
“Softener” lamp is not blinking or if
other lamps are blinking, repeat the
process. (Ignore the “Salt” and
“Rinse aid” lamps).
Using the Table on the previous
page, set the Program selector knob
to the position that corresponds to
your water hardness level, then
press the “Top Solo” button to lock in
the selection.
Example:
For a water hardness of 6 gr/gal,
set the Program selector knob to
“NORMAL 55/130”, then press the “Top
Solo” button.
Return the Program selector knob to
the “STOP” position and turn the machine off. The programmed water
hardness is now stored.
The water hardness selector in the
wash cabinet is factory set to position 6. This should only be changed
if your water has a hardness level
between 36 – 65 gr/gal.
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Water Softener
Checking the programmed
Water hardness level.
Turn the dishwasher off.
Turn the Program selector knob to
the “STOP” position.
Enter the programming mode by
pressing the “Top Solo” button, while
simultaneously turning the machine
“On”. After 2 seconds release the
“Top Solo” button. The “On” lamp
should be lit and the “Softener” lamp
should be blinking once you have entered the programming mode. If the
“Softener” lamp is not blinking, repeat the process. (Ignore the “Salt”
and “Rinse aid” lamps).
Slowly turn the Program selector
knob clockwise, through all the program selections.
The “Top Solo” lamp will light when
the currently programmed hardness
level is reached.
When the “STOP” position is
reached, turn off the machine.
Selector settings.
The water hardness selector in the
wash cabinet is factory set to position 6. This needs to be changed if
your water hardness level is between
36 – 65 gr/gal (refer to following table).
gr/gal
ppm
1 - 35
20- 630
36 - 47
48 - 65
650 - 850
860 -1170
66 - 70
1190- 1260
water
hardness
selector
(setting)
6*)
4
5
6*)
*factory setting
Do not set the selector on
settings 1-3.
Using a screwdriver remove the
cover from the water hardness
selector.
Adjust the water hardness selector
as necessary. There will be a click as
each setting is reached.
Example:
The water hardness is 38 gr/gal.
The water hardness selector in the
wash cabinet must be set to 4 (36 47gr/gal).
Replace the cover on the water
hardness selector.
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Water Softener
Filling the salt reservoir.
The salt reservoir should be filled before the first use and when the “Salt” indicator lamp lights up. Use water softener reactivation salt (1 - 4 mm grain
size), as other salts may contain insoluble additives which can impair the
functioning of the softener.
The salt reservoir holds approx. 4 lbs
(2 kg) of salt.
Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir
with dishwashing detergent will
damage the water softener. Make
sure that only water softener reactivation salt of the proper grain size is
used.
To fill the salt reservoir:
Remove the lower basket.
Unscrew and remove the salt reservoir cap.
Before adding salt for the first time:
Fill the reservoir with approximately
2 quarts (2 l) of water.
Place the funnel (provided) over the
salt reservoir.
Carefully fill with salt. As it is filled,
water will run out.
Clean any excess salt from the
threads of the reservoir opening.
Screw the cap on firmly.
If the dishwasher will not be used immediately after reactivation, run the
RINSE & HOLD program. This will
remove any traces of salt from the
cabinet.
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Water Softener
Salt indicator.
Bypassing the Salt indicator lamp.
In order to bypass the salt indicator
lamp, you will need a screwdriver and
needle nose pliers.
Remove the salt reservoir cap.
Looking into the salt reservoir, you will
see the top of the float chamber on the
right hand side b.
When the salt reservoir is empty, the
“Salt 9” indicator lamp will light, notifying you that the reservoir should be
refilled with reactivation salt.
After the reservoir has been filled, the
water softener is automatically reactivated the next time the dishwasher is
run.
The “Softener” indicator lamp illuminates during this process.
Note:
If your water is very soft (below
7 gr/gal), the salt indicator lamp will
stay on. In this case the reservoir
should not be filled with salt. The indicator lamp will remain lit and should be
disregarded or bypassed.
The “Salt 9” indicator lamp has also
been designed for future program updates (PC). See the “After Sales Service” section for further details.
Using a screwdriver, carefully pivot
the float chamber towards the center
of the reservoir.
Using the needle nose pliers, first
pull the cap c off of the float chamber, then remove the float d.
Replace the float chamber cap,
push the chamber back into its upright position, and replace the salt
reservoir cap. The indicator lamp
should now remain off.
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Adding rinse aid
Adding rinse aid
The use of Rinse Aid is recommended
to prevent spotting on dishes and glassware that normally occurs during the
drying phase of automatic dishwashing.
Adding rinse aid.
Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with detergent will always
damage the reservoir. Only pour liquid rinse aid formulated for residential dishwashers into the reservoir.
Add Rinse Aid before the first use
and anytime the “Rinse Aid” indicator lamp comes on.
Press the button in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
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Adding rinse aid
Setting the dosage.
Pour liquid rinse aid into the storage
container until it is visible on the surface of the screen. Do not refill until
the “Rinse aid” indicator lamp comes
on.
Only use rinse aid specifically
labeled for residential dishwashers.
Inadvertently adding detergent will
damage the rinse aid dispenser.
The dosage selector comes factory set
to 3. It can be adjusted from 1 to 6, depending on your requirements. This setting dispenses approximately 3 ml
rinse aid per program.
Use a higher setting if spots appear
on dry glassware.
If streaking appears on dishes or
glasses, use a lower setting.
Press on the flap until you hear it
click shut. Failure to close it all the
way will allow water to enter the
reservoir during the wash program.
Wipe up any spilled rinse aid.
The flap will remain closed during normal operation.
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Loading the dishwasher
Loading the dishwasher
Load the dishes so that water can
reach all surfaces.
Do not place dishes and cutlery inside other pieces where they may be
concealed.
Hollow items such as cups and
glasses should be inverted and
placed in the upper basket.
Concave based items should be
placed at an angle on top of the coffee bar (see page 25),so that water
can run off them freely.
Tall, narrow, hollow pieces should be
placed in the center of the basket,
rather than in the corners, to ensure
adequate water coverage.
Small cups and glasses should be
placed on the cup racks. Taller mugs
and glasses can be placed underneath the rack.
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 rotating the spray arms.
Some food items may contain natural
dyes that can discolor plastic items
in the dishwasher ( e.g. carrots, tomatoes, ketchup, etc.). The stability
of plastic items is not affected by this
discoloration.
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Some loading examples are shown on
the following pages.
Note
If the additional feature “Top Solo” has
been selected with a wash program, all
items must be loaded into the upper
basket and cutlery tray. See the “Additional features” section for further information.
In areas where the water has high
mineral content, it may be necessary to polish silverware after washing to achieve a high shine.
Loading the dishwasher
Loading examples.
Upper basket.
The plate inserts on the left and right
rear of the lower basket are removable.
To remove, push the handles of both inserts toward the inside of the basket.
Once removed, the open area can accommodate large pots, casserole
dishes, or accessory inserts (see “Accessories”).
Height limit
For small, lightweight, or delicate items
such as cups, saucers, glasses, dessert bowls, etc.
Bottom basket.
The height guard at the base of the
upper basket is there to protect the
middle spray arm. No object placed in
the lower basket should stand higher
than this guard.
For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters and saucepans.
Glasses should only be placed in the
bottom basket if the special glassware
insert is used.
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Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery tray.
To make unloading easier, cutlery can
be grouped in zones, one for knives,
one for forks, etc.
Spoon heads should be placed so that
water can run off them freely.
Larger items like sauce ladles, cake
slices, long knives and mixing spoons
can be placed lengthwise in the trough
in the center of the tray.
Make sure that the upper spray arm
can rotate freely after the tray is slid
in, otherwise the rotation of the
spray arm may be inadequate for a
thorough cleaning.
The cutlery tray insert is removable.
Place the heads of cutlery with round
or oval handles in the holders. This will
secure them during the wash cycle.
Place spoons so that their heads are secured in at least one holder so they cannot flip over and collect water.
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Loading the dishwasher
Adjustable cup racks.
Coffee bar.
To make room for tall glasses, raise the
rack. Lower it to double stack smaller
items.
To allow water to run off of the bottom
of coffee mugs, place them at a slant
on top of the coffee bar.
The bar can also be used as a separator between two rows of glasses to
protect them and keep them from leaning against each other. To stack wide
items, flip the bar to the right.
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Loading the dishwasher
Adjusting the upper basket.
(depending on model)
The upper basket height is adjustable.
If tall items of dishware are being
washed, more room can be obtained
by raising or lowering the upper basket.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following dishware dimensions can be accommodated:
Upper
basket
position
Top
Middle
Bottom
Pull out the upper basket and loosen
the two locknuts on either side of the
basket.
Adjust the basket up or down to the
desired height.
Tighten the locknuts.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle, with one side high, and the other
side low.
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Upper
basket
diameter
8"
(20.5 cm)
9"
(22.5 cm)
10"
(24.5 cm)
Lower
basket
diameter
12"
(30 cm)
11"
(28 cm)
10"
(26 cm)
Items not suitable for dishwashers
Items not suitable for dishwashers
– Cutlery with wooden handles.
– Wooden cutting boards.
– Glued items such as old knives with
handles that are glued together
around the shank of the blade.
– Hand made craft items.
– Copper or tin items.
– Plastic items which are not heat resistant.
Please note:
– Silver or aluminum items may suffer
some discoloration.
– Aluminum parts (eg. oven hood
grease filters) should not be cleaned
using commercial or industrial detergents. These high alkaline detergents may damage the machine,
and in extreme instances, cause explosive chemical reactions.
– Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may be damp or
spotted at the end of a program
where water has adhered to the polish. This can be rubbed off with a
soft, dry cloth. Silver that has previously been cleaned in an immersion dip is usually dry at the end of a
program, but may discolor (tarnish).
– Colors on dishware that have been
painted over the glaze may fade
over time.
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing.
Miele recommends:
Wash delicate glassware using the
ECONOMY program or the CHINA &
CRYSTAL program with a temperature of 45 °C/115 °F. This will reduce
the risk of clouding.
There are no standard guidelines for
washing glassware. When in doubt,
wash by hand.
When purchasing new dishes and
cutlery, make sure they are dishwasher safe.
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Adding detergent
Adding detergent
Use only powder detergents formulated for residential dishwashers.
Do not use gels or liquid detergents.
Generally, filling the dispenser with one
to two tablespoons of detergent will be
sufficient to ensure thorough cleaning.
If dishes are extra dirty, or if the soil has
been allowed to dry on the dishes before washing, a program utilizing a prewash cycle should be selected. In this
case, extra detergent can be added to
the small compartment labeled ( I ) in
the center of the dispenser.
Dishwasher detergents contain irritants and corrosive ingredients.
They can cause burns in the mouth
and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Keep children away from
detergent and from the dishwasher
when the door is open.
Press the latch on the detergent dispenser. The cover will spring open.
Fill the dispenser with one to two
tablespoons of powder detergent.
To avoid the danger of children coming into contact with dishwasher
detergent, only fill the detergent dispenser immediately before starting
the program.
Capacities:
Compartment I (prewash) takes a maximum of 1 ounce (25 ml) and Compartment II (main wash) takes a maximum
of 3 ounces (80 ml) when completely
filled. There are horizontal marks to assist you in filling Compartment II. The
marks indicate a level of approximately
3/4, 1, and 1 1/4 ounces (20, 25 and
30 ml respectively).
Close the cover. The cover will always be open at the end of a wash
program (excluding the RINSE &
HOLD program).
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Choosing a program
Choosing a program
The wash program chosen should depend on the type of dishes and the degree of soiling.
In most cases the LIGHT WASH program, a NORMAL program or the INTENSIVE program will give excellent results.
The available programs and some of
their applications are listed in the Program Chart on the next two pages.
“ENERGY SAVER” Program.
Use this program for lightly to normally soiled dishware.
A warm water intake (temperature of
the incoming water) of at least
45 °C/115 °F is necessary for this
program.
Water is not heated in this program.
Only 0.10 kWh of electricity (approx.) is
used during this cycle.
The drying result may not match that of
a program with a full drying cycle.
The higher the temperature of the intake water, the better the drying results.
Open the door of the dishwasher
2-3 inches (5-6 mm) at the end of the
program to speed the drying process.
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Program chart
Program chart
Program
LIGHT WASH
55°C/130 °F
NORMAL
55 ° C/130 °F
INTENSIVE
55 ° C/130 °F
When to use
Universal Programs
for normal everyday loads,
particularly suitable for chlorine-free detergents
for normal everyday loads
as NORMAL 55 °C/130 °F, but with longer wash
time for heavily soiled loads,
also suitable for chlorine-free detergents
NORMAL
as NORMAL 55 °C/130 °F, but with higher wash
65 °C/150 °F
temperature for stubborn dried-on particles
Special programs
ENERGY SAVER
for lightly to normally soiled dishware
only select ENERGY SAVER if the dishwasher is
connected to a hot water supply (minimum
temperature 45 °C/115 °F).
– see chapter "Choosing a program"
POTS & PANS
For pots, pans and dishware with dried on
75 °C/170 °F
particles of food and very heavy soiling.
ECONOMY
for full loads with very light soiling (e.g. coffee
55 °C/130 °F
cups), or:
for half a, normal everyday load
CHINA & CRYSTAL “Gentle program”, for lightly soiled and heat
45 °C/115 °F
sensitive tableware.
SHORT
“Quick program”, for lightly soiled dishware
45 °C/115 °F
(e.g. party dishware).
RINSE & HOLD
For rinsing dishes when a complete cycle is not
needed.
Detergent
chlorine
containing
free2)
chlorine1)
Compart- Compart- Compartment I
ment II
ment II
(Pre(Main
(Main
wash)
wash)
wash)
100 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
80 %
100 %
20 %
100 %
120 %4)
50 %3)
50 %3)
50 %3)
50 %3)
50 %3)
50 %3)
The dispensing method will depend on the type of detergent being used:
1) Use this method for:
– detergents which contain phosphates and chlorine.
Divide the total amount, as shown, between compartment I and compartment II.
2) Use this method for:
– detergent which is chlorine and phosphate free.
– detergent which is chlorine free but contains phosphates.
In this instance the whole amount is placed in compartment II.
3) Use half of your normal amount of detergent.
4) Use slightly more detergent than usual for this cycle.
For the LIGHT WASH, NORMAL and INTENSIVE programs, one to two tablespoons of detergent is
usually sufficient for excellent wash results.
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Program chart
Program cycle
1.
Preliminary prewash
2.
Prewash
USAGE
Electric (kWh)
Water
Duration
Main
wash
Interim
rinse
Final
rinse
Drying
Water hot
(49 °C /
120 °F)
Liters/
Gallons 5)
Minutes
X
X
X
X
1.1
14/3.7
99
X
X
X
X
X
0.9
19/5.0
106
X
X
X
X
X
1.2
19/5.0
129
X
X
X
X
X
1.2
19/5.0
111
X
X
X
X
X
X
0.1
24/6.3
59
X
X
X
X
X
X
1.6
24/6.3
131
X
X
X
X
0.8 6)
14/3.7
75
X
X
X
X
0.5
19/5.0
64
X
X
X
0.6
14/3.7
36
0.06
5/1.3
11
X
X
5) Average consumption values are for a water hardness of up to 17 gr/gal.
6) With half loads – 7 place settings.
X = cycle used
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Operating the dishwasher.
Operating the dishwasher.
Turning on.
Close the door.
Open the water valve (if it is closed).
Press the “On/Off”-button (14).
Starting a program.
Turn the program and temperature
selector knob (20) clockwise or
counterclockwise to the desired program. The program will start.
Before starting the program, additional feature “Top Solo” can be selected if desired (see “Additional features”, page 32).
To prevent children from coming
into contact with detergent, only
place it in the dispenser immediately before starting the program.
Sequence indicator (19).
Once a program is started, the sequence indicator lamps (19) show the
actual program stage reached by the
dishwasher.
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Note:
When required, the water softener
reactivation process is performed
before the wash program. It may
last several minutes.
During this process the “Softener”
indicator will be on.
The hardness of the water supply will
dictate how often (after how many
washes) the water softener needs to be
reactivated.
For example, with a water hardness of
21 gr/gal, reactivation will take place
after every 3 programs. With a water
hardness of 8 gr/gal, reactivation will
only take place after 8 programs.
Program end
The program has finished when the
“End” indicator is illuminated. The dishwasher can now be unloaded.
If the dishwasher door remains closed,
the drying fan will continue to operate
for a few additional minutes to help
dissipate any remaining moisture.
Unloading the dishwasher
Unloading the dishwasher
Turning off.
Changing a program.
At the end of a program:
A program can be changed at any
time. The new program will start as
soon as it has been selected.
Turn the program selector knob to
the “STOP” position.
If the appliance will not be used for an
extended period (e.g. while on vacation), it is recommended that the water
supply valve be shut off.
Your Miele dishwasher is designed
to shut off the water flow and drain
the machine in the rare event of a
valve failure. In order for this function to be active, the door must be
shut, the machine must be “On”,
and the Program knob must be in
the “STOP” position.
Interrupting a program.
A program can be interrupted by opening the door.
If the door is then closed, the program
will continue from the point it was at before the door was opened.
Warning!
The water in the dishwasher may
be hot, and steam may be present! Only open the door if absolutely necessary and exercise extreme caution when doing so. The
danger of burns and scalding
exists.
Once the door has been opened,
allow 20-30 second for internal
temperature to equalize before
closing it again, and then make
sure it clicks into place.
Turn the program selector knob to
the desired program.
If you wish to start the new program at
its beginning:
Turn the program selector knob to
“STOP” then select the new program.
It may be necessary to add additional
detergent, depending on where the
original program was interrupted.
Unloading the dishwasher
Dishes tend to break and chip easier
when they are hot. Allow the dishes to
cool until they are comfortable enough
to handle before unloading them.
If the door is opened at the completion of the drying cycle, the dishes
will cool much faster.
Unload the lower basket first, then
the upper basket and cutlery tray (if
so equipped). This will prevent water
drops from the upper basket or cutlery tray from falling onto the dishes
in the lower basket.
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Additional features
Additional features
Top Solo (17).
When this feature is selected, the majority of the water is directed to the top
and middle spray arms of the dishwasher. Its use is recommended when
all the dishes or cutlery needing cleaning can be loaded into the upper basket and cutlery tray.
Note:
Lightly soiled plates or serving platters
can still be placed in the bottom basket
if large spaces are left between them.
Do not place dishes, bowls or other hollow containers in the bottom basket.
Adjusting the upper basket to its lowest
position will allow it to accommodate
larger plates.
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Because smaller amounts of dishware
are being washed, the amount of detergent used can be reduced accordingly.
Using “Top Solo” will also save water
and energy.
For example, using “Top Solo” with the
NORMAL 55°C/130°F program uses
3.2 gallons (12 liters) of water, instead
of the usual 5 gallons (19 liters).
“Top Solo” can be selected with all
wash programs.
Choose a program.
Press the “Top Solo”-button (17). The
“Top Solo” indicator lamp illuminates,
and the program starts.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filters in the
wash cabinet.
The combination filter in the base of
the wash cabinet should be regularly inspected and cleaned as
necessary. Any broken glass or
dishware should be removed immediately upon discovery.
Use caution when cleaning the filters, non-return valve or drain
pump, as glass or bone splinters
may be caught in the bottom of the
wash cabinet.
Turn the handle counterclockwise to
release the filters.
Lift the combination filter out of the
machine. Remove any coarse particles and rinse it under running
water. A nylon brush can be used, if
necessary.
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Cleaning and care
Turn the combination filter over and
open the coarse filter cover by pulling back on the locking tab.
After cleaning, make sure that the
coarse filter cover is properly locked
in place.
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Replace the combination filter so
that it lies flat in the base of the wash
cabinet. Secure it by turning the
handle clockwise.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms.
On rare occasions particles of food
may get stuck in the spray arm jets.
They can be easily cleaned as follows:
Dishwashers with cutlery basket:
Unscrew the upper spray arm.
Dishwashers with cutlery tray:
Pull out the cutlery tray.
Push up on the upper spray arm to
engage the tooth-wheel mechanism
and then unscrew the spray arm.
To remove the middle spray arm located beneath the upper basket,
gently push upwards until it engages
in the ratchet b, then unscrew it c.
To clean the spray arms, use a
pointed object to push the the food
particles into the jets.
Rinse under running water to complete the process.
After cleaning, replace the spray
arms.
Important:
After replacing the spray arms,
check that they rotate freely.
Lift up on the lower spray arm to
remove it.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve.
Use caution when cleaning the filters, non-return valve or drain
pump, as glass or bone splinters
may be caught in the bottom of the
wash cabinet.
If the water in the dishwasher is not
completely drained at the end of a program, the drain pump or non-return
valve may be blocked. To clean them:
Remove the combination filter.
Use a jug or bowl to scoop the water
out of the wash cabinet.
Tilt the locking clamp to the side.
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Pull out the non-return valve.
Rinse the non-return valve under running water.
The drain pump is situated under the
non-return valve (see arrow).
Before replacing the non-return valve,
check to make sure that nothing is obstructing the drain pump. Spin the impeller several times in both directions;
it should turn smoothly.
Carefully replace the non-return
valve and secure it with the locking
clamp.
Replace and secure the combination
filter.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water intake filter.
The water valve housing on the inlet
hose contains electrical components and should not be immersed,
or run through water.
Cleaning the filter.
Disconnect the dishwasher from the
electrical supply (unplug it or shut off
the circuit breaker).
A filter is incorporated in the intake
hose that is attached to the dishwasher’s main shutoff valve. If your water
supply is hard, or the pipes contain
sediment; this filter may clog and prevent sufficient water from entering the
wash cabinet. It can be cleaned as follows:
Turn off the main shutoff valve and
unscrew the intake hose.
Carefully remove the rubber seal.
Remove the filter using needle nose
pliers and clean it by rinsing under
running water.
Replace the filter and seal. Make
sure they are seated correctly.
Screw the intake hose back onto the
water valve, making certain it is not
cross-threaded.
Slowly turn on the valve and test for
leaks.
Installing an in-line water filter.
If your water supply contains a large
number of insoluble substances, we
recommend installing a filter between
the valve and the intake hose connection. These filters can be obtained
from the Miele Parts Department.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the wash cabinet.
Generally the wash cabinet is selfcleaning, provided that the correct
amount of dishwasher detergent is
used.
If lime scale or grease deposits form,
they can be removed with a special
dishwasher cleaner available from the
Miele Parts Department.
Cleaning the door and the
door seal.
Wipe the door seal with a damp
cloth to remove any food particles.
Food residue and drink spillage
should be wiped from the sides of
the dishwasher door. These areas
are not normally cleaned by water
from the spray arms.
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Cleaning the control panel.
The control panel can be cleaned
using a damp cloth and mild detergent.
Do not use abrasive, all purpose, or
glass cleaners, as their use may
damage plastic surfaces.
Cleaning the door panel.
Plastic laminate panels should be
cleaned using a suitable, non-abrasive cleaning agent, or mild soapy
water.
Panels made from wood should be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth and
an appropriate wood cleaner.
Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
With the aid of the following guide,
minor problems can be easily corrected. If you are unable to correct the
problem, please contact the Miele Service Department.
Any work on the electrical components of the appliance should only
be performed by a qualified and
trained person in accordance with
local and national regulations. Unauthorized or incorrect repairs
could cause personal injury and/or
damage the machine.
Problems/possible causes
The dishwasher does not start
Shortly after starting a program the
“Intake/Drain” indicator lamp flashes
– The water shutoff valve is closed.
Open the valve. The dishwasher
should continue the program.
If the program does not continue:
Turn the program and temperature
selectior knob in the STOP position.
then
Turn off the dishwasher using the
ON/OFF switch.
Start the program again - see
“Starting a program”.
– Too little water may entering the machine due to insufficient water pressure.
– The door is not closed properly.
– The intake hose filter is clogged see “Cleaning and care”.
– The plug is not inserted properly.
– The drain hose is kinked.
– The circuit breaker is defective or
has tripped.
– The drain pump or non-return valve
may be blocked – see “Cleaning and
care”.
The dishes are not clean.
– The dishes are loaded incorrectly.
– The correct amount of detergent was
not used - see “Program chart”.
– The filters in the wash cabinet are
not clean - see “Cleaning and care”.
Before attempting a repair:
Turn the program and temperature
selector knob to the STOP position.
Turn off the dishwasher using the
ON/OFF switch.
– The spray arm jets are blocked - see
“Cleaning and care”.
– The wrong program was selected see "Program chart".
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Problem solving guide
White residue is visible on cutlery and
dishware
– No salt in the salt reservoir.
Fill the salt reservoir with salt as outlined in the “Water Softener” section.
– The salt reservoir cap has not been
screwed on properly.
– Not enough rinse aid is being dispensed.
Use a higher dosage setting - see
“Adding rinse aid".
Water remains in the dishwasher at
the end of a program
– The drain hose is kinked or clogged.
– The drain pump or non-return valve
may be blocked – see “Cleaning and
care”.
Before attempting a repair:
Turn the program and temperature
selector knob to the STOP position.
Turn off the dishwasher using the
ON/OFF switch.
The “Intake/Drain” indicator lights
during the “ENERGY SAVER” program.
The “ENERGY SAVER” program requires a water supply temperature of at
least 45 °C/115 °F. If the incoming
water is less than this temperature, the
“IntakeDrain” lamp illuminates (see also
“Program selection”). If your hot water
system has been used recently, not
enough hot water may have been available to adequately clean the dishes.
If necessary, repeat the program.
If the “Intake/Drain” lamp lights
again, select a different program.
The “Softener”, “Rinse”, “Drying”
and “End” sequence indicator lamps
blink simultaneously.
Turn the program and temperature
selector knob to the STOP position.
Turn off the dishwasher using the
ON/OFF switch.
After 5 seconds:
Turn on the machine.
Re-select the program.
If the lamps blink again there is machine fault. Please call the MIELE Service Department.
Under certain circumstances you may
still be able to use the “RINSE &
HOLD” and “ENERGY SAVER” programs.
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After sales service
After sales service
If you are still having problems, please
contact the Miele Service Department.
(See back cover for addresses).
Please have the model and serial numbers of your appliance available. This
information can be found on the data
plate on the upper edge of the door.
Program update function - PC
The Salt indicator lamp has a second
function: It allows a technician with the
proper equipment to change the programming of the dishwasher to take advantage of the latest technological developments.
For instance, if a detergent becomes
available that gives good wash results
using only cold water, the wash programs can be changed to take advantage of this development to help reduce
your energy costs.
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Accessories
Accessories
Bottle holder.
(depending on model)
Glass insert for the bottom basket:
provides the ability to safely wash
glasses in the bottom basket.
(Only available for models with removable inserts in the lower basket.)
Glass insert for the upper basket:
provides special support for long
stemmed glassware.
Decor panel kit (GDU):
to change an “i” model into a “u” model
dishwasher.
Side mount brackets:
For installing a dishwasher under Corian® or granite countertops.
A bottle holder (for milk or baby bottles)
is available for use in the lower basket.
To achieve the proper cleaning results,
the bottle holder should only be placed
in the positions shown in white. Do not
place them in the X marked positions.
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These and other accessories are available through your Dealer or the Miele
Parts Department.
Installation instructions
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Contents
Contents
Dishwasher installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1. Installing the steam deflector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Installing the dishwasher under the countertop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3. Installing the control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4. Aligning the control panel with the drawer fronts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5. Installing the custom door panel.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6. Adjusting the door springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7. Securing the dishwasher to the countertop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8. Installing the toekick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The “i” model dishwasher is specially
designed for installation under a continuous countertop.
A panel can be custom made for installation on the front of the dishwasher, assuring a perfect match with the kitchen
cabinetry.
If a standard non-cabinet matching
dishwasher installation is desired, the
“i” model dishwasher can be converted
into a “U” model through the addition of
a GDU 60/65 decor kit. The decor kit
comes supplied with separate installation instructions.
1. Installing the steam
deflector, (if applicable).
A stainless steel plate is supplied to
protect the underside of the countertop
against steam rising from the dishwasher when the door is opened. If the
countertop is made of Corian®, granite, marble or other solid, waterproof
material, the steam deflector should not
be used.
To ensure stability, these dishwashers should only be installed
under a continuous countertop
which is securely fastened to the
cabinet base units.
Dimensions:
Squeeze a bead of sealant from the
supplied tube into the angle formed
by the curved edge b of the coverplate.
Align the plate c with the lower front
edge of the countertop (see illustration) and use the supplied tacks to
nail it in place.
1) with
2) with
35"
33 1/8"
(890 mm) machine height
(840 mm) machine height
On countertops with wood or laminate edging, the tacks should be
nailed through the rear holes of the
plate.
Range of adjustment is approximately
2" (5 cm).
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2. Installing the dishwasher
under the countertop.
Place the slides, with the ratchet at
the rear, onto the dishwasher legs.
It is preferable to install the main water
and electric supplies so that they can
be accessed through an adjacent
cabinet, rather than situating them behind the machine. See the “Plumbing”
and “Electrical” sections for proper connection procedures before continuing.
Unscrew the legs to raise the machine to within 1/4" (5 mm) of the
underside of the countertop, and
check that the machine is level,
before sliding it into its opening.
Certain steps in the installation procedures require that the dishwasher be
pulled out of its opening. For this reason, perform the final plumbing and
electrical connections after the machine has been levelled and the front
panel has been mounted.
Install the slides.
Two slides are included and should be
installed on the feet of the dishwasher
before the machine is pushed under
the countertop. This will allow the machine to slide easier, protect the floor,
and allow adjustment of the rear leveling legs from the front of the machine.
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Push the machine into the opening,
making sure the electrical cable and
hoses can reach their connection
points without being kinked.
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Adjust the rear leveling legs to the required height.
To raise the machine - turn clockwise.
To lower the machine - turn counterclockwise.
Several turns may be needed to set the
correct height. A low speed electric or
cordless screwdriver can also be used.
Adjust the front leveling legs by pushing on the foot with a slotted screwdriver.
Tipping the machine slightly, if
possible, will make adjusting the front
legs easier. Make sure the machine is
level when adjustments are complete.
The dishwasher should be raised until it
just touches the underside of the countertop.
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3. Installing the control panel.
The control panel and hardware is packaged separately from the dishwasher. It
should be installed using the following procedure.
If a GDU decor kit is being used, (to
convert an “i” dishwasher to a “U” version), the spacer bars i must first be
removed and stored for possible use
in the future, (See the separate instructions for installing the GDU
decor kit). If the GDU kit is not being
used, skip the following step.
Install the neccessary spacer bars i
on the control panel.
Place the covers b over the pushbutton switches.
Install the adapter disc c.
Place the seal d onto the ventilation
grill. e
Push the ventilation grill e into the
metal backing plate.
Position the control panel f over the
backing plate and fasten it from the
inside of the door g using the six
screws provided.
Align and press the program knob
onto its shaft h.
To remove the spacer bars from the
control panel, place the panel on a
table, printed side up, and gently
push down on the spacer bars at a
point near the bottom of the control
panel. This will release the mounting
bolts from their slots.
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4. Aligning the control panel
with the drawer fronts.
The control panel can be aligned
with the drawer fronts of the kitchen
cabinets by adjusting the spacer
bars.
5. Installing the custom
door panel.
A custom door panel matching the kitchen cabinetry can be installed on the
dishwasher by using the provided templates and bracket.
Length: 21" - 25 3/4" (53.3 - 65.4 cm)
Width:
23 1/2" (59.8 cm)
Note: The maximum panel length is
only applicable when no spacer bars
are used.
If a Stainless Steel panel is being used,
please follow the separate installation
instructions included with the panel.
After panel installation, see Step 6 “Adjusting the door springs”.
Using an 8 mm socket, turn the nut
clockwise or counterclockwise until
the spacers reach the required
height.
If necessary, individual (or all)
spacer bars can be removed.
Adjustment range
from 4 1/2" control panel with(112 mm): out spacer bars,
to 5 3/4"
(145 mm):
control panel with
four spacer bars,
to 6":
(154 mm):
using a fifth spacer bar
(optional accessory).
After adjusting the control panel
height, cut off the plastic screw excess.
Place a template on each end of the
bracket as shown, making sure the
rule marks face the outside of the
bracket.
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Remove the bracket from the door.
Place the door panel on a flat surface, good side facing down, taking
care not to scratch the surface.
Make certain that the bottom of the
panel is closest to you.
Hang the bracket on the machine
door.
Place the bracket on the back of the
door panel and adjust it so that:
– the lines you drew on the templates
align with the upper edge of the door
panel and;
– the mounting bracket is centered
(left to right) on the door panel.
Slide the top edge of the templates
under the spacer bars and control
panel.
Tape the bracket to the door panel to
hold it in place while the mounting
holes are being drilled.
Proceed to step “Drill pilot holes ...”.
Slide the mounting bracket up or
down until the oblong holes on the
machine door align with the corresponding marks on the template (as
shown in the left side of inset D.
Draw a line on each template that is
even with the top edge of the adjacent cabinet door (inset E).
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If the adjacent cabinetry (or appliance) does not have drawers and
alignment to a drawer line is impossible:
Hang the bracket on the machine
door, without the templates, and
tighten the four locking screws on
the edges of the door panel.
Close the door.
Measure the distance from the adjacent cabinet (or appliance) door
bottom to the bottom of the mounting
bracket (X).
Using measurement (X), draw a line
on the rear of the door panel (X) inches up from the bottom.
Remove the bracket from the machine door and place it on the rear of
the door panel so that:
– the bracket is centered left to right,
and
– the bottom of the bracket is aligned
with the (X) line.
Tape the bracket to the door panel to
hold it in place while the mounting
holes are being drilled.
Drill pilot holes for the screws using a
3/32" (2.5 mm) bit.
Attach the bracket to the panel using
the 6 screws provided.
Remove the templates (if used).
The templates should be kept in case
you want to install a different door
panel on the dishwasher at a later date.
Attach the panel to the dishwasher
by aligning the bracket tabs with the
slots on the door.
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Once the door panel is positioned correctly :
Open the dishwasher door.
Tighten all the Torx screws on the
edges of the dishwasher door.
Use the provided caps to plug the
locking screw access holes.
Open the dishwasher door slightly. If
the locking screws on the edge of the
dishwasher door can not be reached,
the dishwasher will have to be pulled
out of its recess a few inches.
Push up one side of the door panel
until it touches the spacer bars (or
control panel if spacer bars are not
being used) and lightly tighten the
T20 Torx screw on the corresponding edge of the machine door.
Repeat the process with the other
side of the door panel.
Shut the door.
Check that the door panel is adjusted
correctly. It should be snug at the
top and neatly aligned with the
cabinet drawer and door lines. If it
isn’t aligned properly, loosen the Torx
screws and readjust the panel
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6. Adjusting the door springs.
The door springs are adjusted correctly
when a half opened door remains in
that position when released.
If the door drops down, the spring tension needs to be increased.
If the door closes, the spring tension
needs to decreased.
7. Securing the dishwasher
to the countertop.
To ensure the stability of the dishwasher, it must be attached to the
countertop after it has been positioned.
The adjusting screw is located in the
upper front strip, on the left hand side
of the dishwasher.
Open the dishwasher door.
Insert one mounting bracket into
each of the slots located at the left
and right side of the machine top.
Push the machine into its recess and
if necessary, raise the dishwasher by
extending the feet until it just
touches the underside of the countertop.
Adjust the door springs to the correct balance by using a TORX screwdriver:
– turn clockwise to increase the
tension
– turn counterclockwise to decrease
the tension.
If a steam deflector is installed
under the countertop, the bracket
holes must align with the slots in the
deflector.
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For Corian® or granite countertops,
fasten the dishwasher to the adjacent
cabinets as follows:
For openings greater than 23 5/8"
(60 cm) wide:
Open the dishwasher door and
using flat head screws, secure the
dishwasher to the countertop by
screwing through both the mounting
brackets and the steam deflector.
Make certain that the white rubber
seal located at the top, outer edge
of the dishwasher is tight against
the bottom of the countertop.
Do not drill any additional holes
through any portion of the wash
cabinet. If in doubt how to secure
the dishwasher, please call the
Miele Service Department.
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Pull the dishwasher 4" (10 cm) out of
its opening.
Insert the tab of each optional mounting bracket into the guide hole on
top of the dishwasher, and then
swing it to the right or left as required.
Push the dishwasher back into its opening, align and fasten it to the adjacent
cabinets using 2 screws for each
bracket.
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For openings exactly 23 5/8" (60 cm)
wide:
Open the dishwasher door and
remove the caps covering the mounting holes on the outer edge of the
wash chamber.
Fasten the dishwasher to the adjacent cabinets using the supplied
screws and bushings. Make sure a
bushing is placed over the screw before inserting it into its mounting hole.
Tighten the screws and replace the
caps.
The side mounting holes should
only be used for securing the
dishwasher if the opening is
exactly 23 5/8" (60 cm) wide. Use
of this method on larger openings
will damage the machine and
cause leaks.
8. Installing the toekick.
For kitchens utilizing one continuous
or a cabinet matching toekick
To prevent damaging the front
panel, and before installing the toekick, measurements must be taken
to ensure that the toekick will not interfere with the complete opening of
the dishwasher door.
The panel overhang (P), and toekick
depth of recess (R), determine the maximum dishwasher toekick height (H).
If the panel contacts the toekick while
the dishwasher door is being opened,
the dishwasher toekick must be cut
shorter or recessed deeper.
If (H) is equal to or less than the toekick
height of the adjoining cabinetry, no interference will exist, provided that (R) is
at least 3/4".
Note: If a decorative or flush mount toekick is desired, and (R) is less than
3/4", other modifications, such as beveling the top rear edge of the toekick,
may be necessary.
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For kitchens utilizing the included plastic toekick
Adjusting the toekick recess.
The included toekick will fit without
modification when:
– The machine is set to its maximum
height (legs fully extended), and
– the toekick is recessed as far as
possible (4 ").
If the machine height is less than maximum, or if the toekick is recessed less
than 4 ", the toekick must be shortened
(see following page).
After installation, carefully open the
dishwasher door to check that the
front panel does not hit the toekick.
If it does, remove the toekick and trim
it accordingly.
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To adjust the depth (recess) of the
toekick, release the tension on the
spring clips as shown, and push the
mounting brackets included in the installation kit in as far as possible.
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Trimming the toekick
The toekick cannot be pushed
back in. It must be unscrewed, so
that the tension on the spring
clips can be released. The
brackets can then be pushed in,
and the toekick re-attached.
The rear of the toekick has two cutting
lines.
Carefully open the dishwasher door
until it hits the toekick.
Using the front lower edge of the
door panel as a guide, draw a line
across the toekick.
Unscrew and remove the toekick.
Screw the toekick onto the installed
brackets, with the cutting lines towards the top, and pull out evenly
until it aligns with the toekick of the
adjoining cabinets.
If one of the cutting lines is close to
the line just drawn, score the front of
the toekick, and snap off the excess,
otherwise, trim the toekick along the
line using a saw.
Screw the toekick back onto the
brackets, with the cut edge at the
bottom.
If the dishwasher door does not open
completely, the toekick may need further trimming.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
It is the responsibility and obligation
of the customer to ensure that the
electrical and plumbing installation
is carried out by a qualified installer
in compliance with national and
local codes and ordinances.
Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply before servicing the machine by pulling the plug or turning off
the circuit breaker.
Specifications.
Power Supply: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Rated Load: 12.5 A / 1500 W
Circuit breaker:15 AMPS
The unit is equipped with a 5 ft (1.5 m)
power supply cord for connection to a
120 V, 15 AMP grounded receptacle.
Using an outlet:
It is recommended that the power
outlet for the appliance be installed
in a cabinet or on a wall adjacent to
the undercounter space in which the
appliance itself will be located. An
opening through the partition between the compartments of 1 1/2"
(3 to 4 cm) can be made to allow the
plug to pass through.
Make certain that there are no rough
edges that could damage the power
cord. If metal cabinets are used,
place the supplied rubber grommet
around the edge of the opening before passing the cable through.
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Exercise care when pulling the dishwasher in or out, so as not to damage the power cord or hoses.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS.
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of
least resistance for the electric current.
This appliance is equipped with a cord
having an equipment grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING - Improper connection
of the equipment grounding conductor can result in the risk of
electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt as to
whether the appliance is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance; if it
will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Electrical connection
Permanent Connection (Hard Wiring).
For hard wiring, the power cord must
be disconnected from the terminal box
located at the lower left front of the dishwasher, behind the toekick and service
panel. Pass the permanent power supply cable through the strain relief and
secure it to the terminal box.
Connect:
L1
(Black) to L on terminal block
N
(White) to N on terminal block
GRND To ground connector
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be connected
to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipmentgrounding conductor must be run
with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
Use copper conductors only.
Warning.
Hardwiring the dishwasher
should only be done if required
by local electrical codes, and
then in a manner consistent with
those codes. Do not cut the plug
off the power supply cord and
connect it directly to the house
wiring.
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Plumbing
Plumbing
It is the responsibility and obligation
of the customer to ensure that the
electrical and plumbing installation
is carried out by a qualified installer
in compliance with national and
local codes and ordinances.
Hot water connection
New plumbing:
All dishwashers that carry the following
blue and white sticker are designed to
shut off the water and drain the wash
cabinet in the rare event of an internal
water valve failure.
In order for this feature to be active,
the door must be tightly shut, the
“On/Off” button must be depressed,
and the program selector knob must
be in the “Stop” position.
Hot water supply specifications:
Recommended temperature: 120°F
(49°C)
Maximum temperature: 140°F (60°C)
Water pressure: 4.5 - 145 psi
(0.3 - 10 bar)
An air gap is built into the water inlet
system and will prevent potable water
mixing with waste water.
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The water inlet hose comes equipped
with a 3/4” female hose thread connector. This can be directly connected to a
shut off valve with 3/4” male hose
thread ends.
It is preferable that the hose assembly be installed vertically so the hose
exits from the bottom of the valve
box.
If this is not possible, it can be installed
hoizontally, provided the hose exit remains beneath the main body of the
box (see illustration). (The “lightning
bolt” should be above the “arrow” when
the installation is complete).The valve
box should also be installed so that it is
at least 8” (24 cm) above the floor (or
base of the cabinet), and so the excess
coiled hose will remain lower than the
box at all points.
A 2” x 4” (60 x 115 mm) cutout in either
the side or bottom of the cabinet adjoining the dishwasher is necessary if the
valve box needs to be passed through.
Plumbing
The water pressure must be between
4.5 and 145 psi (0.3 and 10 bar).
If the water pressure is too low the machine may not take in enough water in
the alloted time and the “Intake/Drain” indicator lamp will flash (see “Problem solving guide”).
If the water pressure is too high, a pressure reducer must be installed.
Existing plumbing:
If the standard 3/8" copper plumbing
for a dishwasher already exists with a
compression fitting and valve as pictured:
Do not, under any circumstances,
cut the intake hose. If the hose is
cut, the dishwasher will not work,
you will have a water leak and
you could be injured. If the hose
is too long, coil it neatly and
place it behind the machine.
Cut the 3/8" copper tube after the
valve.
Install the 3/8" compression to 3/4"
MHT (Male Hose Thread) adapter
(supplied with the machine), as illustrated.
Connect the inlet hose to the existing
valve/adapter assembly.
Electrical wiring and components
should not come into contact with
any plumbing fixtures or hoses.
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Drainage system specifications:
Drain connection:
The machine comes equipped with:
– A 5 ft. long (1.5 m) flexible drain
hose with an internal diameter of 7/8"
(22 mm).
– A built-in swivel connector which
allows the drain hose to be routed in
any direction.
– A built in non-return valve on the discharge side to prevent waste water
from flowing back into the dishwasher.
– A built-in odor trap on the discharge
side to prevent odors from entering
the kitchen.
Maximum drain height: 3 ft (1 m)
Maximum drain hose length: 12 ft
(3.5 m)
Do not shorten the drain hose.
Electrical wiring and components
should not come into contact with
any plumbing fixtures or hoses.
IMPORTANT:
The dishwasher should be connected directly to the drain line.
D = 24 " (60 cm)
Connect the supplied drain hose to the
drain pipe of the kitchen sink either:
A - above the trap using the clamp
provided, or
B - to the dishwasher connector of the
garbage disposal.
When connecting the drain hose to
the garbage disposal, make sure to
remove the knockout from the connection nipple. (See disposal manufacturers instructions for this procedure.)
A sample of a correct water and drain
installation of a dishwasher is shown.
A hose that attaches to a sink spray
can burst if it is installed on the
same water line as the dishwasher.
If your sink has one, it is recommended that the hose be disconnected and the hole plugged.
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Plumbing
Venting the drainage system
Additional note.
Only if the dishwasher drain hose is
connected to a floor drain or to a
drain pipe that is below the level of
the lower baskets wheels, the drain
must be vented; otherwise the water inside of the dishwasher may siphon out
during the course of a wash program.
Since all Miele dishwashers are
equipped with an odor trap and non-return valve, the drain hose can be connected directly to the drain pipe as illustrated.
Vent the drain:
Open the dishwasher door.
If plumbing codes require an external
air gap on the discharge side of the
dishwasher, the following requirements
must be met:
– No part the drain hose should be
higher than 39" (1 mm).
– If installed horizontally, the drain
hose can be up to 12 ft. (3.5 m) long.
If the drain hose is angled upwards
in any way, it cannot be longer than
5 ft. (1.5 m).
– The drain connection should be
made as close as possible to the
dishwasher.
– The internal diameter (7/8" or 22 mm)
of the drain hose should not be reduced at any point.
Cut off the vent cap located at the
right rear of the dishwasher, behind
the filters, as illustrated
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Height
33 1/8" (84 cm) adjustable to 35" (89 cm)
Width
23 1/2 " (59.8 cm)
Width of opening
23 5/8" (60 cm)
Depth
22 1/2" (57 cm) U and i models
Depth with door open
47 1/2" (120.5 cm) U and i models
Weight
approx. 130 Ibs (57 kg)
Voltage
110/120 V AC
Rated load
12.5 A / 1500 W
Fuse rating
15 A
Water pressure
4.5 - 145 psi (0,3 - 10 bar)
Hot water connection
120°F (49°C ) (max 140°F (60°C))
Drain height
3 ft (1 m) maximum
Drain length
12 ft (3.5 m) maximum
Power cord length
approx. 5 ft (1.5 m)
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