Miele | W 969 | Operating instructions | Miele W 969 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 969
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accidents, or damage
to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 05 537 010
Caring for our 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 safely and kept
out of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential
recycling schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal. See the appropriate advice in the "Warning and safety instructions".
Contents
Caring for our environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Guide to the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Flushing out the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Water hardness reminder dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brief guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To start a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
At the end of a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adding or removing washing after programme start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . interruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . alteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
. . . Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Adding detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
It is important to dispense the correct amount, because . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fabric conditioners, texturisers, liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Automatic fabric conditioners, texturisers, or liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Separate fabric conditioner or texturiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Starching separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Contents
Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Programme selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Care symbols - washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Short. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Electronic programme locking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
A = Maximum water level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
B = Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
C = Activating the i compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
D = Soak time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
E = Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
F = Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
G = Memory function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Programming and storing in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
1. Selecting programming mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
2. Selecting a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3. To activate or deactivate a programmable function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4. Storing the programmable function in memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Contents
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 42
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Future updates (PC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Removing the transit fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Unscrewing and adjusting the feet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Building under: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Washer - dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Fitting or changing the decor panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Decor panel dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Fitting a plinth facing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Fitting the plinth facing: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connection to water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Guide to the machine
General view
a Electric supply cable
f Drum door
b Inlet hose (pressurised to 70 bar)
g Access panel for drain pump and filter
c Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
d Detergent dispenser drawer
e Facia panel with controls
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h Four height adjustable feet
i Emergency door release and drainage
Guide to the machine
Control panel
a I-ON/0-OFF button
To switch the machine ON or OFF or
to interrupt a programme.
e Spin button
for Spin speed, Rinse hold and Without final spin.
b Door button
opens the machine door.
f Indicator light
shows the selected spin speed.
c START button
starts the wash programme.
g Programme selector
d Button for additional functions
Indicator light on = selected
Indicator light off = not selected
Can be turned clockwise and
anti-clockwise.
The ring display goes out in the
following circumstances:
– if a few minutes after the final spin no
programme selection or programme
start has been selected.
– a few minutes after the programme
has ended.
h Programme sequence indicator
lights
i Check lights
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Warning and safety instructions
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
way you will avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and ensure that new
users are familiar with the content.
Pass them on to any future owner of
the machine.
Correct usage
Only use the washing machine to
wash items which are specified by
the manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and textiles composed of hand-washable wool
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,
lace, silk and other hand-washable garments.
Any other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer is not liable for
damage resulting from improper use or
operation.
This appliance should not be operated by children. Supervise its use
by the elderly or infirm.
Technical safety
Before setting up the machine,
check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a damaged machine.
Before connecting the machine,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity
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supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the machine 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 liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
The machine is built in accordance
with current safety requirements.
Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for which
the manufacturer cannot accept liabilty.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved engineer.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The machine is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
This machine must only be connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must
not be re-used. Check the hose regularly for signs of wear and tear. Change
in good time to avoid the risk of leaks
and subsequent damage.
Faulty components must only be
exchanged for Miele original spare
parts. Only when these parts are fitted
can the safety standards of the machine be guaranteed.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings in a clean
condition at all times. Any damage
which may be caused by cockroaches
or other vermin will not be covered by
the appliance guarantee.
Use
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out by a suitably qualified engineer.
Before using the machine for the
first time, check that the transit fitting at the rear of the machine has been
removed (see section on "Installation").
During spinning, a transit fitting which is
still in place may result in damage to
both the machine and adjacent furniture or appliances.
Turn off the stopcock if the machine is to be left for any length of
time (e.g. holiday), especially if there is
no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
vicinity.
Flooding danger.
If hooking the drain hose into a
wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the
sink from overflowing.
Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
that the force of the water flowing out of
the hose does not dislodge it. Otherwise this will result in flooding.
Take care to ensure that foreign objects (e.g. nails, needles, coins,
paper clips, etc.) do not find their way
into the machine with the washing (e.g.
in pockets). Foreign objects can damage components of the machine, which
in turn can result in damage to the
washing.
Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures
below freezing may occur. Frozen
hoses may burst under pressure. The
reliability of the electronic control system may be impaired at temperatures
below freezing point.
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Warning and safety instructions
If the correct amount of detergent
is dispensed, the machine should
not need to be descaled. If, however,
you do wish to descale the machine
only use proprietary non-corrosive
descaling agents and strictly observe
the manufacturer’s instructions given on
the packaging. If in doubt, contact the
Miele Customer Service Dept. or your
Miele Dealer.
Textiles which have been
pre-treated in solvent-based cleaning agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
clean water before being washed in the
machine.
Never use solvent-based cleaning
agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts
and create toxic fumes. Such detergents also pose a fire and explosion
hazard.
Only use dyes specified by the
manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine. Always observe the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Colour run and dye removers contain sulphur compounds which can
cause damage such as corrosion. Do
not use these products in this machine.
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to remove laundry. Reaching into a moving
drum is extremely dangerous.
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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 your old machine
Before discarding an old machine
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse. This should
be done by a competent person.
Washing environmentally and economically
– Water consumption and energy usage are determined by the size of the
load. Load to the maximum recommended for the programme selected.
– Programme durations can vary considerably due to the automatic load
adjustment feature. Depending on
the amount of laundry, the main wash
may be shortened and one rinse
omitted.
– Use the Mixed Wash programme or
the Quick Wash programme for
smaller amounts of laundry.
– Use the Short wash option for normally or very lightly soiled laundry.
– Do not exceed the amounts of detergent which may be recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amounts of detergent
with smaller loads, (e.g. with a half
load, approx. one third less detergent).
– Select the highest suitable spin
speed in the wash programme when
tumble drying afterwards.
– To save energy wash normally and
lightly soiled laundry at lower temperatures. The 95°C Cottons
programme is probably only needed
in exceptional circumstances, e.g.
for oil based stains or where a very
hot wash is required.
– A main wash (programme without
pre-wash) is sufficient to clean normally soiled laundry.
– By using the additional option Soak
for heavily soiled laundry you can select a lower temperature in the main
wash.
– Use the additional option Soak instead of Pre-wash with heavily soiled
laundry.
If Soak is followed immediately by a
main wash the same suds are used.
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Before using for the first time
Water hardness reminder dial
Before using the machine for the first
time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See the relevant section under "Installation".
Also check that the fluff filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is
a risk of water leakage during use.
Several factors including the water
hardness level in your area will affect
how much detergent you should use.
The small dial in the detergent dispenser drawer can be set purely as a
reminder of the hardness level.
Flushing out the machine
Any residual lubricants and water from
testing still in the machine should be
flushed out as follows:
^ Turn on the stopcock.
^ Do not load any laundry.
^ Add detergent to compartment j,
however only add max.1/4 of the
amount recommended on the packaging for a full load.
^ Press the I-ON/0-OFF button in.
^ Remove the yellow spatula from inside the dispenser drawer.
^ Turn the programme selector to COTTONS 60°C.
Important!
This programme must be selected in order to prepare the machine for spinning
and to activate the ball valve.
^ Press the Water plus button in. The
indicator light next to it will come on.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly until the Without final spin indicator light
comes on.
^ Press the START button.
^ When this programme has finished
your washing machine is ready for
using for the first time.
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^ Adjust the dial to the appropriate setting (1 = soft, 4 = very hard).
How to wash correctly
Brief guide
The headings numbered (A,B,C,...)
show the operating sequence and can
be used as a brief guide.
Before washing
A Sort the laundry.
^ Sort the washing by colour and by
care label symbols. Most garments
have a textile care label in the collar
or side seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately several times before being included in a
mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme (use a
washing bag where appropriate).
– Curtains:
Remove lead weights and strips or
place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
^ Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to textiles and components in
the machine.
^ Badly soiled areas, e.g. collars and
cuffs, and water soluble stains can
be pre-treated with bar soap, liquid
detergent or detergent mixed into a
solution or paste.
With particularly stubborn stains ask
your dry cleaner for advice.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
Turn inside out, if recommended by
the manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc. before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers to prevent
smaller items rolling up inside them.
Do not wash any items in this machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as non-machine
washable on the care label. (h
symbol)
Do not use solvent-based cleaning
agents in this machine.
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How to wash correctly
B Press the Door button.
To start a programme
C Load the drum.
G Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button.
Unfold washing and load loosely in the
drum. To achieve best results it is advisable to make up mixed loads consisting of both large and small items.
This improves the washing effect and
helps distribute the load evenly to keep
the machine stable and reduce the
noise level during spinning.
– The programme selector should be
pointing to Finish, the indicator light
Anti crease/Finish is lit up in the
sequence display.
Overloading reduces the wash result
and causes more creasing.
Maximum load weights are noted below:
COTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 kg
MINIMUM IRON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
DELICATES/SYNTHETICS . . . . . . 1.0 kg
WOOLLENS / . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 kg
QUICK WASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 kg
MIXED WASH (Poly/Cottons) . . . . 3.0 kg
D Shut the door with a light swing
but do not slam it. Do not push on
the door to shut it.
Make sure that there is no obstruction
between the drum door and seal.
E Open the stopcock.
F Add detergent.
See section on "detergent" for details.
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H Turn the programme selector to
the programme required
See section "Programmes, Programme
survey".
How to wash correctly
I Select any additional option required.
^ Press the relevant button.
Indicator light on = selected
Indicator light off = not selected
An additional option that has been selected can be de-selected by pressing
the button.
J Select a spin speed
^ Press the "Spin" button enough times
until the indicator light for the required end spin speed lights up.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be selected. (see section on "Programmes").
Memory-Function
If the last time a programme was run
an additional option or different spin
speed was selected, the machine will
have stored this information in its
memory.
The next time that programme is selected the machine offers the additional
option and/or spin speed already
stored in memory.
K Press the START button.
The programme now starts.
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How to wash correctly
At the end of a programme
P Close the stopcock.
When the Finish indicator light comes
on the laundry can be removed from
the drum:
Q Close the drum door.
L Press the Door button.
M Press and release the I-ON/0-OFF
button and turn the programme selector to the Finish position.
N Remove the washing.
,Only remove washing from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning, otherwise you may
seriously injure yourself.
O Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles e.g. buttons
which might be lodged there.
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Otherwise there is a danger of objects
being placed inadvertently in the drum.
If these remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the washing.
How to wash correctly
Adding or removing washing
after programme start
General exceptions:
Washing can be added or removed after the programme has already started,
when using the following programmes.
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– COTTONS
– MINIMUM IRON
– WOOLLENS /
The door cannot be opened when:
– the additional option Water plus has
been selected,
– programme locking is switched on,
– the programme has reached the Final spin stage.
– QUICK WASH
– Starch
– MIXED WASH
^ Press the Door button and hold it until
the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items
^ Shut the door.
The programme will automatically continue.
– Apart from some exceptional cases
the door can be opened during all
sections of COTTONS, WOOLLENS,
QUICK WASH, Starch and MIXED
WASH - Poly/Cottons (high cotton
percentage) programmes.
– With MINIMUM IRON and
MIXED WASH - Poly/Cottons (high
polyester percentage) the door can
be opened during the main wash
with some exceptions.
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How to wash correctly
Programme . . .
To select a different programme proceed as follows:
. . . interruption
^ With the I-ON/0-OFF button switch off
the appliance.
^ Press the I-ON/0-OFF button.
^ To continue with the same
programme press the I-ON/0-OFF
button again.
. . . alteration
The machine will accept the following
changes after the START button has
been pressed.
– selection of a different temperature,
extra selection or de-selection of the
Water plus, and Quick wash options
can be carried out up to 6 minutes
after start.
– the spin speed for final spin can be
changed within the limits for the
programme.
After start it is no longer possible to select a different programme.
If a different programme or 6 minutes
after start another temperature is selected, the indicator light
Anti-crease/Finish flashes. This does
not affect the programme sequence.
The indicator light goes out when the
programme selector is set back to the
programme or temperature previously
chosen.
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^ Turn the programme selector to Finish.
^ Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
^ Select a new programme.
^ Press the START button.
. . . Skipping a programme stage
^ Turn the programme selector to Finish.
As soon as the programme sequence
light starts flashing for the stage at
which the programme should continue:
^ Turn the programme selector switch
to the appropriate programme within
4 seconds.
When programme locking has been
activated the programme cannot be
changed or a programme stage left
out.
Adding detergent
All modern detergents produced for
automatic washing machines are suitable, including liquid, compact (concentrated), tablets, liquid tablets and
special application detergents. Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are
supplied with the detergent. Tablets are
suitable for full loads, but note that it
may be impractical to reduce tablets by
proportion to suit smaller loads.
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments
should be washed using a detergent
specifically designed for washing
woollens.
Silk should be washed using a liquid
detergent specifically designed for
washing woollens. Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes
may damage the silk!
Add detergent according to the amount
recommended on the packaging. The
right amount to dispense will depend
on the following:
Water Hardness
Hardness
range
Type of
Hardness
water
level in
(hardness) mmol / l
°dH
German
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
It is important to dispense the
correct amount, because . . .
. . . too little has the following results:
– Laundry will not be properly clean
and will in time become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater elements.
. . . too much results in the following:
– Excessive foam.
– The quantity of laundry.
– Low level of agitation.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
– Poor washing, rinsing and spinning
results.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
– High water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
– Burdening the environment.
Heavily soiled
Stains and soiling clearly visible.
– The water hardness level
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the water hardness level in your area.
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Adding detergent
Adding detergent
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in extremely hard water areas. Dispense according to the amount specified on the
packaging. First add detergent and
then the water softener.
Dispense detergent as specified for
soft water areas.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water softener.
i = Compartment for pre-wash.
This compartment is also used
for starch formulations when
starching separately.
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the following order:
j = Compartment main wash
1. Detergent
p = Compartment fabric conditioner
2. Water softener
Water is taken in through compartment
i in the pre-wash.
3. Stain remover
Water is taken in through compartment
j in the main wash. If the capacity of
compartment j is insufficient for the
amount of detergent needed for a
COTTONS programme (e.g. in very
hard water areas), the machine can be
programmed so that water and detergent can also be taken into the main
wash through compartment i , see
"Programmable functions", "Activating
compartment i".
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Fabric conditioners,
texturisers, liquid starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
and fluffy to handle and help prevent
static cling when tumble drying.
Texturisers are synthetic starch formulations and give body to items e.g. shirts,
tablecloths and bed linen.
Starch gives body to items of washing.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
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Adding detergent
Automatic fabric conditioners,
texturisers, or liquid starch
Separate fabric conditioner or
texturiser
^ Open the lid of compartment p.
^ Add fabric conditioner or texturiser to
the compartment p.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the START button.
Starching separately
^ Measure and prepare starch in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
^ Add the starch to compartment i.
^ Add the fabric conditioner, texturiser
or liquid starch. Do not exceed the
maximum level mark.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Starch.
^ Close the compartment lid.
^ Press the START button.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Push the drawer back in.
The conditioner, texturiser or liquid
starch is automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment p.
If starching frequently, clean the dispenser compartment and especially
the siphon tube and conditioner
channel. (See section on the detergent dispenser drawer in "Cleaning
and Care") .
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Programmes
Programme selection
Programme
Fabric
Temperature
max.
spin speed
95°C to 30°C
1200
60°C
1200
COTTONS
e
Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table
linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
COTTONS
e
Wash load as for standard tests
MINIMUM IRON
ef
(60°C) white nylon, white polyester fabrics (50°C),
coloured nylon, polyester, cotton and viscose fabrics with special finishes, acrylic, cotton fabrics,
coloured polyester / cotton fabrics, (40°/30°C) minimum iron fabrics not washable at higher temperatures
60°C to 30°C
900
DELICATES
f
Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, socks and stockings in man-made fibres, (not wool or wool blends)
40°C to cold
600
Curtains, specified machine-washable by the
manufacturer (pre-wash probably advisable).
30°C to cold
600
Programme for machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics.
40°C to cold
1200
WOOLLENS
/g
Also suitable for satin, lace, silk and other
hand-washable garments*.
*
QUICK WASH
e
Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in
the Cottons programme.
40°C
1200
Starch
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
cold
1200
Spin
Articles which can be spun, e.g. handwashed
items, max weight according to fabric.
1200
Drain
Separate rinse
f
Articles which should be washed by hand and
only rinsed and spun in the machine.
cold
1200
MIXED WASH
Poly/Cottons
Suitable for small loads of garments made from
man-made fibres and cotton garments which can
be washed together. Sort according to colour.
40°C
900
cold:
If Cold is selected for the temperature, the water is warmed to 24°C. This uniform temperature helps
the effect of the detergent.
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Programmes
max. load
5 kg
Additional options
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3,4)
5 kg
Notes
With heavily soiled items select Soak or Pre-wash. Wash
dark colours in liquid detergent.
For normally soiled items select Short.
For test institutes:
Programme setting for tests according to EN 60456 Standard Programme
With heavily soiled items select Soak or Pre-wash
For normally soiled items select Short
f If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres
it is advisable to programme the machine for Gentle
Action. see "Programmable functions"
2.5 kg
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,4)
1 kg
–
–
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Use the Wool programme for textiles with wool content
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Dust in curtains usually makes pre-wash advisable.
Fill the drum
loosely 1/2 to 3/4
full
2 kg
Do not overload
Use liquid wool detergent.
Hand washable garments will not shrink, stretch, matt or felt
beyond the accepted tolerance.
*For satin, lace, silk and other hand washable garments
manually reduce the spin speed or select without final spin.
2.5 kg
–
Water plus
(Option 1,2,4)
5 kg
Add less detergent (half load)
The washing should be washed, but not treated with fabric
conditioner.
5 kg
5 kg
3 kg
–
–
–
–
Soak
Pre-wash
Short
Water plus
(Option 1,2,3*,4*)
The water level, number of rinses and programme time are
set automatically in relation to composition of the washing
(see "Programmes" Sequence).
*Option is only carried out with a high proportion of cotton.
See Section on Additional options for more details.
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Programmes
Sequence
COTTONS1)
MINIMUM
IRON1)
DELICATES
WOOLLENS
/
Soak
optional
optional
optional
–
Pre-wash
optional
optional
optional
–
ß
ß
ß
ß
programmable
–
–
–
–
from 50°C
–
–
3 or 42)
2
2
3
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
–
Rinse and interim spin (rpm)
max. 1000
max. 500
–
max. 600
Final spin (rpm)
max. 1200
max. 900
max. 600
max. 1200
Main wash
Top-up rinse from 75°C
Graduated rinsing
No. of rinses
– normal
– part load
– short
Anti-crease, loosen
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
–
Rinse hold
optional
optional
optional
optional
Without final spin
optional
optional
optional
optional
Wash rhythm
normal
normal
gentle action
Wool
low
low
low
medium
high
high
medium
medium
Water level – Wash
– Rinse
Explanations:
ß Programme section included
– Programme section not included
1)
Load recognition:
The programme sequence is modified in these programmes according to the absorbency of the load.
2)
A 4th rinse automatically switches in if there is too much foam in the drum, or if a spin speed lower
than 700 rpm has been selected.
Wool:
Wool is susceptible to damage from movement when it is wet. The wash action during the course of
the programme is low.
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Programmes
Quick Wash
Starch
Spin
Separate rinse
MIXED WASH 1)
high cotton
content
high polyester
content
–
–
–
–
optional
optional
–
ß
–
–
optional
optional
ß
ß
–
–
–
ß
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
ß
2
2
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2
–
–
3 or 42)
2
2
3
2
2
max. 500
–
–
–
max. 900
max. 500
max. 1200
max. 1200
max. 1200
max. 1200
max. 900
max. 900
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
–
max. 30 mins
max. 30 mins
optional
optional
–
optional
optional
optional
optional
optional
2
optional
optional
optional
normal
normal
–
gentle action
normal
normal
low
medium
low
–
–
–
–
high
low
low
low
medium
Top-up rinse (programmable):
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum, and the suds are cooled slightly. Hot
water might damage plastic drain pipes.
Graduated rinsing:
The suds are cooled at the end of the wash cycle by water flowing in and being pumped away at intervals thereby minimising crease formation.
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Final spin:
The maximum spin speed according to the programme can be selected with the Spin button. In the
programmes MINIMUM IRON, DELICATES, and MIXED WASH, the spin speed is automatically limited
to the above stated maximum spin speed.
Anti-crease, loosen:
The anti-crease action guards against the tendency for creases to set in if laundry is not removed from
the drum as soon as a programme has finished. There is drum movement twice a minute. The door
can be opened and laundry removed at any time during the anticrease phase.
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Programmes
Care symbols - washing
Care
symbols
Fabric
types
Description of
process
Programme:
(select the appropriate temperature according to the temperature on the care
label symbol)
e
no bar
Cottons
Normal (maximum) machine
action and normal spinning
Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash
f*
Synthetics Reduced (me- Delicates
single bar
dium) machine
action and re*If the gentle action option has been
duced spinning programmed into your machine via the
programmable functions, garments
with a single bar under the care label
f can also be processed using a
Cottons, Minimum Iron, Quick wash,
Mixed Wash or Starch programme.
g
Woollens Much reduced Hand Wash Woollens programmes.
broken
(minimum) mabar
chine action but
with normal
spinning
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Programmes
Important - other care symbols
/
h
apf
D
y
z
Hand wash (if a temperature
is not specified, use the lowest temperature or cold)
Do not wash
Dry clean
Do not dry clean
Suitable for chlorine bleaching
Do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
q
At normal temperature
r
At low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
Hot iron
H
Medium hot iron
G
Cool iron
J
Do not iron
N.B. If you have any textiles with the
older wash care labels, select a
programme according to the label below:
[:\]
Cottons
?;\
Minimum iron
={
Delicates
#
Woollens
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Additional options
To select an additional option to the basic programme press the button for that
option. The indicator light for the option
button comes on.
If an additional option is chosen which
is incompatible with the basic
programme, (see the Programme Survey):
– the indicator light goes out when the
button is released.
If a spin speed is chosen which is unsuitable for the programme (see the
Programme Survey):
– pressing the button has no effect.
Adding detergent for the Soak option:
– Programmes without pre-wash:
Add the total amount into compartment j or directly on to the washing in the drum.
– Programmes with pre-wash:
1
/4 of the detergent should be added
to compartment i for "soak" and
"pre-wash", 3/4 of the detergent into
compartment j for the main wash.
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled and stained items
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with dried-on stains, or ones which
cannot be bleached out, (e.g. blood,
fats and oils, cocoa).
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be chosen, in 30 minute periods, for the Soak process.
The machine is set to two hours basic
time.
See the section "Programmable functions" for reprogramming to a different
time.
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Short
This shortens the programme running
time. For lightly soiled items.
In the COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON and
MIXED WASH -Poly/Cottons
programmes only two rinse cycles are
carried out with a higher water level.
Additional options
Water plus
The water level increases in soak,
pre-wash, main wash and/or rinses,
and / or an extra rinse can be carried
out.
Spin
A final spin is carried out at the end
of each of the basic programmes, if a
spin speed had been selected.
Without final spin
You can choose between four options
for the Water plus button.
The options can be called up through
one of the programmable functions,
(see Water plus system in the Section
on programmable functions).
Switching off the additional options
If an additional option is switched on
(and the indicator light in the button is
lit up), the option can be switched off
by pressing the button. The indicator
light goes out.
Interim rinse and spin is carried out in
the relevant programmes.
Washing is not spun after the final rinse,
but the water is drained away, and the
machine goes straight into the
anti-crease stage.
Rinse hold
Interim rinse and spin is carried out
during the programme cycle.
The washing remains suspended in water after the final rinse.
This helps to reduce the possibility of
creasing if the washing is left for some
time before being taken out of the machine.
To continue the programme:
Select the required spin speed with the
Spin button.
The maximum spin speed is automatically limited according to the basic
wash programme chosen, (See
Programme Survey section).
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Additional options
Electronic programme locking
Programme locking prevents the machine from being opened or the
programme cancelled during a wash
programme.
Switching on programme locking
^ Select a programme, (see Brief guide
to washing correctly).
^ Press the START button for at least 5
seconds.
Switching off programme locking
early
^ Press the START button for at least 5
seconds.
Exception:
The indicator light Anti-crease/Finish in
the Sequence display flashes.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
programme previously chosen. The
Anti-crease/Finish light goes out.
Programme locking is now activated.
^ Press the START button for at least 5
seconds.
The machine will now not accept any
changes, and the wash programme
proceeds through to the end.
To check if programme locking is
switched on
At the end of the wash programme, the
programme locking is discontinued, so
that a new wash programme can be
chosen.
^ - Press the ‘Spin’ button.
– If the spin speed indicator light does
not change:
Programme locking is activated.
– If the spin speed indicator light
changes:
Programme locking is not activated.
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Programmable functions
The programmable functions enable
the user to introduce further features as
required. The programmable functions
remain stored in memory until they are
cancelled by the user.
The following programmable
functions can be selected:
A = Maximum water level
The water level for rinsing is automatically raised to the maximum level
where rinse results are particularly
important.
Effective for the rinses in programmes:
– COTTONS
– MINIMUM IRON
– QUICK WASH
– MIXED WASH - Poly/Cottons
B = Water plus system
The "Water plus" button offers four
options, increasing water level and/or
bringing in an extra rinse cycle.
Option 1
Increase in the rinse water level in the
COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON, QUICK
WASH and MIXED WASH programmes,
where for example rinse results are particularly important.
Option 2
Increase in the water level in main wash
and rinses for COTTONS, MINIMUM
IRON, DELICATES, QUICK WASH, and
MIXED WASH particularly for fabrics
that need special care, or where extra
attention must be taken in dissolving
detergent. This option is already set
when the machine is delivered from the
factory.
Option 3
An extra rinse cycle is introduced to the
Cottons programme, e.g. when rinse results are particularly important.
Option 4
Is Option 2 plus Option 3, where this
quality of rinse is required.
C = Activating the i
compartment
For the first 10 seconds of the main
wash cycle water flows in through
compartment i.
Compartment j may sometimes not
be able to hold the total amount of detergent required when:
– the water is very hard (over
3.8 mmol/l, water hardness level IV)
and
– the washing is heavily soiled.
In this case compartment i can be
used to flush in the extra detergent for
the main wash.
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Programmable functions
D = Soak time
You can programme a soak time of:
– 30 mins or
– 1 hour or
– 1 hour 30 mins or
– 2 hours.
E = Gentle action
For gentle washing of slightly soiled
items. Drum action is reduced.
Gentle action can be used with the
COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON, QUICK
WASH, MIXED WASH and Starch
programmes.
If "Gentle action" has been programmed, every wash cycle in these
programmes is carried out with gentle
action rhythm.
F = Top-up rinse for Cottons
At the end of the main wash additional water flows into the drum and
the suds are cooled down.
Hot suds can damage plastic drainage
pipes.
Top-up rinse takes place when temperatures of 95°C and 75°C are selected.
G = Memory function
If an additional function is selected
for a programme, and/or the spin
speed is altered, the machine stores
these changes in memory at the start
of a programme.
The memory function is active when the
machine is first delivered, but can be
programmed to be switched off.
See the following pages for how to
programme the programmable functions.
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Programmable functions
Programming and storing in
memory
The programmable functions are activated using the additional option buttons and the programme selector in
special combinations, which introduce extra features not marked up on
the control panel.
2. Selecting a programmable function
E For the programmable function required turn the programme selector
to the setting given:
– for A High Water level
to – MIXED WASH Poly/Cottons –
– for B Water plus system
to – Separate rinse –
Programming is carried out in four
steps:
– for C activate i compartment
to – Spin –
1. Select programming mode
– for D Soaking time
to - WOOLLENS Cold.
2. Select programmable function
3. Activate or deactivate programmable
function
– for E Gentle action
to – WOOLLENS 40°C –
4. Store the programmable function in
memory
– for F Activate top-up rinse for
COTTONS wash
to – DELICATES cold –
1. Selecting programming mode
– for G Memory-Function
to – DELICATES 30°C –
A The machine must be switched off
and the drum door closed. The
programme selector must point to
Finish.
B Press the additional option buttons
Short and Water plus at the same
time and hold pressed in and:
C . . . switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF-button.
D Let go of all these buttons.
The indicator light Main wash flashes in
the sequence display.
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Programmable functions
3. To activate or deactivate a
programmable function.
For the programmable function D
For the programmable functions A,
C, E, F, G
F By pressing the START button a various number of times you can select
different soak times. To confirm the
soak time selected an indicator light
comes on as follows:
F Pressing the START button once will
activate the programmable function.
The Rinses light comes on in the Sequence display.
When the START button is pressed
again the Rinses indicator light goes
out and the programmable function is
deactivated.
For the programmable function B
The Rinses indicator light comes on.
F By pressing the START button a various number of times you can select
different options. To confirm selection
an indicator light comes on as follows:
– Rinse indicator light = Option 1
– Rinse hold indicator light = Option 2
– Drain indicator light = Option 3
– Final spin indicator light = Option 4
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The Rinses indicator light comes on.
– Rinse indicator light
= 2 hours
– Rinse hold indicator light
= 1 1/2 hours
– Drain indicator light
= 1 hour
– Final spin indicator light
= 30 mins.
4. Storing the programmable function
in memory
G Switch the machine off with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
Now you can start the wash
programme that you want.
The programmable function is now
stored in memory and is available at
any time, until it is deleted.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the washing machine
Extra cleaning
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Carrying out a hot wash (70°C or
above) with powder detergent approx.
once every six weeks will help prevent
deposits building up in the machine.
These can occur when washing is
mainly done at low temperatures, and
lead to unpleasant smells. If you have
no reason to wash laundry occasionally
at this high temperature, then carry out
a 95°C COTTONS programme as a
cleaning cycle with powder detergent,
but not laundry, at regular intervals.
^ Clean the facia panel and lid with a
damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless steel
cleaner.
Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or all-purpose cleaners. These might cause
damage to the plastic surfaces because of the chemicals they contain.
The washing machine must not be
hosed down.
E-cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part Number 98013530, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt.
^ Press down the red release catch
and at the same time pull the drawer
right out of the machine.
^ Clean the dispenser compartments
and conditioner channel.
Regularly remove any detergent residues.
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^ Remove the siphon from compartment p.
Wash under running warm water and
replace.
Over time, detergent residue can build
up in the water jets in the top of the detergent drawer housing.
^ Before replacing the detergent
drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
to clean them out.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter
and pump
Check the fluff (drain) filter initially after
3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is
likely to require cleaning.
With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of
water run out.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up
to 25 litres).
Caution: If laundry has been washed
at a high temperature, water draining out of the machine will still be
hot.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration above).
^ Open the door.
^ Open the flap.
^ Place a suitable container under the
drain fixture.
^ Turn the fluff filter lid round 2-3 times.
Do not take it right out.
With large volumes of water, when the
container is full, screw the fluff filter
back into position, and empty the dish
before repeating the procedure.
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Cleaning and care
^ Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely.
^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing.
^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
Remove any deposits of limescale and
detergent or foreign objects from the
thread of the filter housing and filter unit
as they can cause water to leak.
Limescale deposits are often a sign of
using too little detergent.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
^ Turn the impeller by hand to make
sure it rotates freely. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should
be removed.
^ Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure it.
Make sure the fluff filter is securely
tightened. Otherwise there is a risk
of water leakage during use.
After cleaning
^ Pour approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser compartment
j to reactivate the ball valve which
keeps detergent in circulation in the
suds.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filter in the water
inlet
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the water inlet valves.
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to
the stopcock.
One filter the open end of the inlet hose
is accessible and should be cleaned
about every six months, or after an interruption to the external water supply.
^ Remove the rubber seal from the recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar, remove the filter and
clean.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the hose.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is water tight. If water drips
out, tighten the connection.
Never forget to put the filter back in
place after cleaning it.
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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without
contacting the Service Department.
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.
The chart is divided into the following sections to help you:
– The programme does not start.
– The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on.
– A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
– General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result.
The programme does not start.
What to do if . . .
The Anti-crease/Finish indicator light is
not on, or the START
indicator light is not
flashing.
The programme does
not start when Spin
has been selected.
At the end of one
programme you cannot start the next
programme.
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Possible cause
There is no power.
Remedy
Check that
– the door is properly closed.
– the mains plug is plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit breaker has
not tripped.
The washing maPrepare the machine as dechine has not been scribed in "Before using for the
prepared for using first time".
for the first time.
The programme se- Turn the programme selector to
lector has not been the Finish postion and then to the
turned past the
programme you want to run.
Finish postion.
Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
What to do if . . .
The Check drain indicator light is flashing.
Possible cause
The water outlet is
blocked.
The drain hose has
been fixed too high.
The Check inlet indicator The water inlet is
light is flashing.
blocked
One of the following indi- There is a fault.
cator lights is flashing:
– Soak/Pre-wash
– Main wash
– Rinses
– Rinse hold
Remedy
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
The maximum drain height
is 1 m.
– Open the stopcock.
– Start the programme
again.
– Press I-ON/0-OFF button
to release it.
– Turn the programme selector to Finish.
– Press I-ON/0-OFF button
in.
– Re-start the programme.
– If the fault indicators occur again, contact the
Service Department.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal.
What to do if . . .
The Check drain light
flashes.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
Possible cause
The drain outlet is
restricted.
The water inlet is restricted or the water
pressure is too low.
Remedy
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
– make sure the stopcock is
opened wide enough.
– make sure the inlet hose is
not kinked.
Clean the filter.
The filter in the inlet
hose is dirty.
The final spin has
The Final spin indicator
– Loosen and re-distribute
not taken place. The
light flashes in the
the washing.
programme sequence dis- machine detected
– Select the programme
play.
an imbalance.
Spin or Drain.
– Take into account the spin
speed of the relevant
programme.
The Anti-crease/Finish in- The position of the programme selector was aldicator light flashes in the tered after the start of the programme. Turn the
programme sequence dis- programme selector back to the programme previplay.
ously chosen.
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Problem solving guide
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
What to do if . . .
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
Possible cause
The four feet are not
resting evenly on the
floor.
The spin speed selected was too low.
The laundry has not
been spun satisfactorily.
The drum door cannot The machine is not
connected to the elecbe opened by pressing the Door button.
tricity supply.
Power cut.
Remedy
Level the machine. See advice
on installation.
Select a higher spin speed
next time.
Put the plug in the socket and
switch on.
Open the drum door as described in the section "Opening the door in the event of a
power failure".
The door was not cor- Press hard against the lock
rectly engaged.
side of the drum door and then
press the Door button.
There is still water in
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and
the drum and the ma- the drain pump.
chine is unable to
drain.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if
the suds temperature is higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
Remedy
These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the beginning and end of a pumping sequence as a normal part
of the operation.
Large residues of de- The water supply pres- – Clean the filter in the water
tergent remain in the sure is too low.
inlet system.
dispenser drawer.
– It may be useful to press the
Water plus button.
Washing powder used Pour washing powder into the
with water softener
dispenser before adding any
tends to become
water softener.
sticky.
Fabric conditioner is The siphon is either in- Clean the siphon, see
not completely discorrectly positioned or "Cleaning and care - Cleaning
clogged.
the detergent drawer".
pensed or too much
water remains in the The fabric conditioner Clean the fabric conditioner
p compartment.
channel is clogged.
channel.
– Use a general purpose
Liquid detergent does Liquid detergents do
not give the required not contain bleaching
washing machine powder
result.
agents. They do not
containing a bleaching
remove fruit, coffee
agent.
and tea stains.
– Pour stain removers into
compartment j of the dispenser drawer and liquid
detergent into a dispenser
ball.
– Never put stain removers
and liquid detergent together in the dispenser
drawer.
The pump makes
strange noises.
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Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
Possible cause
Remedy
Insufficient amounts of
– Add more detergent.
detergent were used to – Before washing the next load
break down the particles
run a COTTONS programme
of grease, e.g. from oils
at 70°C or above with powand lotions, in heavily
der detergent but without a
soiled laundry.
load. (See "Extra cleaning" in
Cleaning and Care).
There are white res- The detergent contained – Try and brush off the resiidues which look
compounds (zeolites) to
dues with a soft brush once
the laundry is dry.
like powder deteraid water softening
gent on dark colwhich are not soluble in – Use a liquid detergent to
oured laundry.
water. These have
wash dark coloured textiles.
ended up on the laundry.
Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
Grey, greasy particles cling to
washed laundry.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up
to 25 litres).
,Caution: If laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot.
^ Switch off the washing machine.
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from
behind the detergent drawer facia
panel, (see illustration below).
^ Open the flap (in the machine plinth).
^ Place a dish or bowl under the spout.
^ Point the drain hose into the container.
^ Remove the opener.
^ Remove the stopper. When no more
water comes out, replace the stopper
in the end of the hose.
^ If there is a large amount of water in
the machine this procedure will have
to be repeated several times.
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Problem solving guide
,Always make sure the drum is
stationary before reaching in to the
machine to remove washing.
Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
^ Pull the emergency door latch downwards (see illustration). The machine
door will then open.
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After sales service
Customer contact
Future updates (PC)
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself please contact
The indicator light or check light
marked PC is reserved for the service
engineer, for updates to your machine
in future years.
– Your Miele Dealer or
– Your nearest Miele Service department
(see back cover for the address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the Model and Serial Nos. of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate visible above the porthole glass when the
door front is opened.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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When for example technological developments offer advanced modifications
to your existing programme cycles, a
service engineer will be able to input
these into your machine controls.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
Installation
Installation surface
Installation
A concrete floor is the most suitable installation surface for a washing machine, being far less prone to vibration
during the spin cycle than wooden
floorboards or a carpeted surface.
Lift the machine from its packaging
base and move it to its site. Please
note:
Please note the following points:
^ Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
^ The machine must be level and securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
Removing the transit fitting
^ If installing on a wooden joist floor, we
recommend a plywood base at least
30 mm thick, 590 x 520 mm wide.
The base should span several joists
and be bolted to the joists, not only to
the floorboards. Check for the presence of pipes and cables first.
The most stable part of the floor is
usually in the corner.
,If the machine is installed on a
raised plinth, it has to be secured
against slippage during spin using
retaining clips (available from the
Miele Spare Parts Dept).
A Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°.
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Installation
B Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°.
D Plug the two holes with the plastic
caps supplied.
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars in a safe place
for future use. They must be re-fitted
if the machine is to be moved again
(e.g.when moving house).
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
C Withdraw the two bars together with
the support plate.
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Installation
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using a screwdriver loosen foot 1 together with counter nut 2 by turning it
anti-clockwise, and unscrew to the
required height.
^ Put the machine back on all four feet.
^ Use a spirit level to check the machine is standing level.
Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may
cause the machine to move about.
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is delivered.
Unscrewing and adjusting the feet
^ Gently tip the machine and prop it up
using a solid wood wedge for example, to ensure stability.
^ Hold foot 1 securely using a pipe
wrench and using a screwdriver turn
the counternut 2 clockwise until it sits
firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must sit
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise
there is the danger of the machine
moving about.
,Make sure the machine does not
slip as this could cause injury.
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Installation
Building under:
Building under a continous worktop / in
a row of kitchen units
^ A special building-under kit* is required. The machine lid has to be replaced by a special cover plate**
and to ensure electrical safety it
should be fitted by a competent person.
** N.B.: If you wish to push your machine under a worktop and there is
space to do this without removing the
lid, the building-under kit is not necessary. Otherwise
^ Fitting instructions are supplied with
the building under kit.
^ If it is being installed under a 900/910
mm high worktop a raising kit* is required.
Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such a
way that they are accessible after the
machine has been installed.
The slides supplied should be used to
protect the floor from damage when the
machine is pushed into position or
taken out for servicing.
Washer - dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
on top of this washing machine. To do
this the appropriate stacking kit* (WTV)
to match your washing machine is required.
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All items marked * are available to order
from your Miele Dealer or from the Miele
Spare Parts Dept.
Installation
Fitting or changing the decor
panel
Note: The door should be kept shut
for fitting or changing the decor
panel.
Decor panel dimensions
(The figures given in brackets indicate
the tolerance level in mm.)
Panel thickness
1 mm to 1.5 mm
Width
Height
Panel thickness
1.6 mm to 4 mm
586 (+1) mm
586 (+1) mm
600 (+1.5) mm
595.0 (+1.5) mm
Panels more than 1.5 mm thick require
an adapter strip for a 4 mm thick decor
panel. This is available from your Miele
dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department:
^ Unscrew 4 screws from the decor
strip on the door catch side of the
door and take the decor strip off.
^ Unscrew the remaining 7 screws from
the lower and side decor strips until
the decor panel bows slightly. It can
then be taken off and a new one fitted.
Re-assemble in the reverse order and
tighten the screws.
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Installation
Fitting a plinth facing
Fitting the plinth facing:
The appliance plinth below the door
can be fitted with a plinth facing to
match your kitchen.
^ Stick the velcro strip provided to the
appliance plinth.
The height and return of the appliance
plinth cannot be altered.
Higher plinth can only be fitted if the
overall niche height is higher.
^ Match up the hooked side and the
looped side of the velcro strip lengthwise.
^ Cut it into 2 or 3 sections.
Plinth height Niche height
100 mm
(standard)
820 mm
150 mm
870 mm
one raising kit is
required
200 mm
920 mm
two raising kits
are required
A plinth facing (600 mm long) can be
ordered from your Kitchen Dealer or
manufacturer. For Miele kitchens please
quote the model number of your machine when ordering.
Before fitting the plinth facing, please
note: Under no circumstances must
anything be stuck over the flap(s) in
the appliance plinth.
In order to open the drum door during an emergency the plinth facing
must be removable.
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For this the following procedure is recommended:
^ Peel the protective backing off one
side of the lengths of velcro.
^ Position the velcro strips along the
appliance plinth, at the left and right
hand sides and in the middle and
then press firmly into place.
^ Carefully remove the remaining protective foil from the velcro.
Press the plinth facing onto the adhesive surface of the velcro strips and
press firmly into position.
Installation
Connection to water supply
The machine should be connected to a
mains water supply in accordance with
standard regulations. In Germany the
washing machine is not required to
have a non-return valve as it has been
designed to comply with the relevant
German DIN standard.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with 3/4’’ thread. The stopcock should
be fitted by a qualified plumber.
The approx. 1.5 m long 3/8" pressure
hose should be connected to the stopcock via the 3/4" threaded union.
Longer hoses 2.5 or 4 metres in length
are available as optional extras.
The machine is designed to operate
with a water flow pressure of 1 bar minimum up to 10 bar maximum. The static
water pressure must not exceed 10 bar.
If it is higher than 10 bar it is essential
to fit a reducer valve.
There is a minimum flow pressure of 1
bar pressure if 5 litres of water flow into
a suitable container in 15 seconds.
The two dirt filters - one in the open end
of the inlet hose, one at the inlet point in
the solenoid valve must not be removed.
This pressure hose is not suitable for
connection to a hot water supply.
Please make sure the washer sits correctly in the union.
The connection point is subject to
mains water pressure. Turn on the stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a
hose able to withstand pressure of at
least 70 bar. This also applies to all
fixtures and fittings used. Miele original parts fulfil this condition.
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Installation
Connection to the drainage
system
Drain hose connection:
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre.
Please note the following
The drain hose is 1.5 m long. It must
not be kinked as this restricts drainage.
The swivel elbow at the end of the hose
can be turned in either direction, or can
be detached if required, with a sharp
twist and pull.
1. Direct into a sink or basin:
– Hook the hose over the edge and secure.
– Make sure that the water can drain
away freely without hindrance. Otherwise there is a risk of water overflowing or of some of the drained water
being sucked back into the machine.
2. Connected securely to a plastic drain
pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no
need to use a non-return valve.
3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
4. Connected securely to a floor gully.
If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can be purchased from the
Miele Spare Parts Department, or your
Miele dealer.
For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second
Duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding conversion kit from the
Miele Spare Parts Department or your
Miele dealer.
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Installation
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
only by a suitably qualified and competent person, in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance while installation work is being
carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug for connection
to a 230-240V mains supply. The voltage, rated load and fuse rating are
given on the data plate. Please ensure
these match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a fused
plug and suitable switched socket
which is easily accessible after installation.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA (in accordance
with DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100, section
739).
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine is fitted with a
non-rewireable plug and the socket outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied or if the existing plug needs to be
replaced by a new one, the old plug will
need to be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted. The fuse carrier and the
fuse should be removed from the old
plug and disposed of.
The plug cut from the cable should then
be disposed of and on no account be
inserted into any socket elsewhere in
the house (electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words on the base of the
plug (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA approved to BS 1362 and have the correct rating. Replacement fuse covers
may be purchased from your local electrical supplier or Service agent.
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Installation
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
If the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance do not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals of your plug, proceed as follows:
^ The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter E or by the earth symbol z or coloured green, or green
and yellow.
^ The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter N
or coloured black.
^ The wire which is coloured brown
must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
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Consumption data
Programme
(without any additional options or
programmable functions)
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
litres
normal
Programme time
short
COTTONS
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
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1 h 54 mins
1 h 22 mins
60°C (1)
5.0 kg
0.95
49
1 h 58 mins
1 h 16 mins
40°C
5.0 kg
0.55
49
1 h 58 mins
1 h 06 mins
2.5 kg
0.45
58
1 h 15 mins
49 mins
1.0 kg
0.40
75
58 mins
48 mins
2.0 kg
0.23
35
35 mins
–
MINIMUM IRON
40°C
DELICATES
30°C
WOOLLENS
30°C
(1) EN 60456 test programme
Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water
pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any additional functions selected.
N.B.
Consumption data obtained from a machine designed for the German market.
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Technical Data
Height
85.0 cm
Width
59.5 cm
Depth
60.0 cm
Depth with door open
97.0 cm
Weight
96 kg
Maximum floor load
1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg)
Capacity
5 kg dry laundry
Voltage
see data plate
Rated load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate
Consumption data
see "Consumption data"
Water flow pressure min.
1 bar (100 kPa)
Water flow pressure max.
10 bar (1000 kPa)
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Drain pump length max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
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