Miele | W 320 | Operating instructions | Miele W 320 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 320
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
G
M.-Nr. 05 875 090
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 of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
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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
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Delicates and Silks / programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important control panel
features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
"Spin" button with indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Care symbols - washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Altering a programme once selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To cancel or select a different programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding fabric conditioner separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . . 36
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 39
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Contents
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Washer and Dryer stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Top-up rinse for COTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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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 present and
regularly tested and where there is any
doubt the household wiring system
should be inspected 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 liability.
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
replaced by genuine 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, pins, coins, paper
clips) do not find their way into the machine with the washing. These may
damage components of the machine
(e.g. suds container, drum), 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 unit
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 instructions 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.
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For machines with a ‘porthole’
door, remember that the porthole
glass will be hot when washing at very
high temperatures. Do not let children
touch it.
Always make sure the drum is stationary before reaching in to remove washing. Reaching into a moving
drum is extremely dangerous.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele.
If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability claims
will 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.
Description of the appliance
Special programmes
Delicates and Silks / programmes
– Programme for hand-washable fabrics (Silks /)
In these programmes the laundry is
washed and spun very gently to reduce
creasing and the amount of ironing required, thus providing "Easy care" for
your laundry.
Hand-washable fabrics which crease
easily but do not contain wool can be
washed in the Silks / programme
(30°C temperature only).
– Programme for hand-washable fabrics (WOOLLENS /)
Hand-washable or machine-washable wool or wool blend fabrics can
be washed in the WOOLLENS /
programme. If the garment care label
does not specify a temperature,
wash using the cold setting.
Water plus system
The water level for washing and rinsing
is increased. For COTTONS
programmes an additional rinse can
also be selected.
– Programme for small loads
(Quick wash)
This is a Cottons programme for very
lightly soiled fabrics.
– Programme for mixed fabrics
(Mixed wash)
Suitable for small loads of garments
made from man-made fibres and cotton garments which can be washed
together. Sort according to colour.
– Rinse programme (Separate rinse)
Articles are only rinsed and spun in
the machine.
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Description of the appliance
Future updates (PC)
The indicator or check light marked PC
allows a service engineer to update
your machine in future years.
When, for example, new programmes
are developed or new fabrics are introduced, a service engineer will be able
to modify existing programme cycles
accordingly.
Miele will provide information when
such possibilities become available.
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Description of the appliance
Control panel
a START button
starts the wash programme
b Additional option buttons
Additional options can be added to
the basic programme.
Use the top button to select either
the Short, the Pre-wash or the Soak
option. Use the lower button to select
the Water plus option.
Indicator light on = option selected
Indicator light off = option not selected
f Programme sequence indicator
lights
show which section of the wash
programme has been reached.
g Check lights
h I-ON/0-OFF button
for switching the machine on or off or
interrupting a programme
i Door button
opens the machine door
c Indicator lights
for spin speeds, Rinse hold or Without spin
d Spin button
for selecting the final spin speed,
Rinse hold or Without spin
e Programme selector
for selecting the wash programme
and temperature for that programme.
The programme selector can be
turned clockwise or anti-clockwise.
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Description of the appliance
Important control panel
features
Programme selector
The programme selector is used to set
the basic wash programme and the
temperature for that programme.
Press the "Spin" button to select a different spin speed. However, you cannot
select a spin speed higher than the
maximum allowed for the basic wash
programme chosen.
The indicator lights show the speed selected.
Additional option buttons
You can also omit the final spin.
Additional options can be added to the
basic programme.
^ Press the "Spin" button to reach:
Use the top button to select either the
Short, the Pre-wash or the Soak option.
Use the lower button to select the Water
plus option.
The indicator light will come on to show
that the additional option has been selected.
If an additional option is chosen, which
is incompatible with the basic
programme, it cannot be selected.
"Spin" button with indicator lights
Select the spin speed
The maximum spin speed which can be
selected depends on the basic
programme chosen.
Maximum Basic programme
spin
speed
1400 COTTONS, Quick wash, Starch,
Drain/spin
1200 WOOLLENS, Separate rinse
900 MINIMUM IRON, Mixed wash
600 DELICATES
400 Silks
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– Rinse hold
The laundry is not spun and remains
suspended in the final rinse water.
This reduces creasing if the laundry
is not going to be removed from the
drum immediately after the end of
the programme.
To continue the programme select a
spin speed. When the programme is
finished the Anti-crease/Finish light
will come on. Turn the programme
selector to the Finish position and
press the door button to open the
door and remove the laundry.
– Without spin
The laundry is not spun after the final
rinse. After the water has been
drained away the machine goes
straight into the anti-crease stage.
Spinning between the rinses is also
omitted in this setting (rinse and interim spin).
Before using for the first time
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.
For safety reasons spinning is not possible until the machine has been prepared for using for the first time. To activate the spinning function you must run
a wash programme without laundry and
without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Turn on the stopcock.
^ Press the I-ON/0-OFF button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
COTTONS 40°C.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly to
select Without spin.
^ Press START.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.
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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.
– 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.
– Use the Mixed wash or the Quick
wash programme for smaller
amounts of laundry.
– A main wash (programme without
pre-wash) is sufficient for cleaning
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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– 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.
– Load recognition and automatic rinsing can cause the duration of a
programme to vary greatly. The main
wash may be shortened and a rinse
cycle omitted depending on the
amount of laundry.
How to wash correctly
Brief instructions
Please note:
To help familiarise yourself with how to
use your washing machine please read
the sections "Before washing", "Selecting a programme" and "At the end
of a programme" in detail.
See the "Programme chart" in the next
section for information on which
programmes to use for different fabric
types.
A Sort the laundry into colours and fabric types
Selecting a programme:
B Switch on the washing machine
C Open the drum door
D Load the drum
E Close the drum door
F Select a programme
G Select a spin speed
H Select any additional option required
I Add detergent
J Press the START button
At the end of a programme:
K Open the drum door
L Remove the laundry
M Switch off the washing machine
N Turn the programme selector to the
Finish position
O Close the drum door
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How to wash correctly
Programme chart
COTTONS 9ö876
Fabric
Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
Notes
Detergent
– Only use the COTTONS 95°C programme for heavily
soiled and incontinent laundry.
– For heavily soiled laundry and/or soiling which has been
left unwashed for some time, select the Soak additional
option.
– For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand)
use the Pre-wash additional option.
– For lightly soiled laundry select the Short additional
option.
– For dark coloured fabrics use a detergent for coloured
fabrics, or liquid detergent.
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent, tablet detergent and liquid tab detergent. See also
"Detergent" section.
Max. load
5 kg
Note for test institutes:
Programme setting for testing according to EN 60456 standard: Cottons 60°C
MINIMUM IRON 4321 876
Fabric
White nylon (60°C), 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.
Additional options
Notes
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
– For heavily soiled laundry and/or soiling which has been
left unwashed for some time, select the Soak additional
option.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent, detergent for delicates. See also "Detergent" section.
2.5 kg
Max. load
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How to wash correctly
DELICATES 21 + COLD
Fabric
Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, 100% cotton easy care shirts
and blouses.
Curtains, specified machine-washable by the manufacturer.
Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
Pre-wash advisable.
– For curtains made from delicate fabrics, reduce the spin
speed or select Without spin.
Detergent
Detergent for delicates (mainly liquids). See also "Detergent"
section.
1 kg
Max. load
Silks / c
Fabric
Hand-washable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace
and silk.
Additional options Water plus
Notes
– Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
– Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Detergent
Detergent for delicates (mainly liquids). See also "Detergent"
section.
Max. load
1 kg
WOOLLENS / ac + COLD
Fabric
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature wash using the cold setting.
Detergent
Liquid detergent for machine washable woollens. See also
"Detergent" section.
Max. load
2 kg
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How to wash correctly
Quick wash 7
Fabric
Additional option
Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme.
Water plus
Notes
– Add less detergent (half load).
– If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
See "Programmable functions". Note that this programme
is not suitable for delicate items.
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent.
max. load
2.5 kg
Mixed wash 72
Fabric
Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and
cotton garments which can be washed together. Sort according to colour.
Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus
Notes
If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See
"Programmable functions".
Detergent
Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent.
max. load
3 kg
Starch
Fabric
Notes
max. load
Separate rinse
Fabric
Table cloths, napkins, overalls, uniforms.
– The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
conditioner. Use liquid starch.
5 kg
max. load
Articles which have been washed by hand and only need to
be rinsed and spun in the machine. Do not use for woollens.
5 kg
Drain/Final spin
Notes
– To drain only: select Without spin.
max. load
5 kg
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How to wash correctly
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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How to wash correctly
Important - other care symbols
/
Hand wash (If no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
apf Dry clean
D
y
z
Do not dry clean
Suitable for chlorine bleaching
Do not use chlorine bleach
Tumble dry
q
r
At normal temperature
At low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
I
H
Hot iron
Medium hot iron
G
J
Cool iron
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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How to wash correctly
Before washing
A Sort the laundry
,Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents in this machine.
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label symbol. 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 washed together with other garments. Always
wash whites and coloureds separately.
Delicate textiles should be washed separately in a delicates programme (use a
washing bag where appropriate).
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to garments 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.
– 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.
– 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)
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How to wash correctly
Selecting a programme
F Select a programme
B Switch on the washing machine
^ Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button.
C Open the drum door
^ Press the Door button and open the
drum door.
D Load the drum
^ Unfold the laundry 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.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
G Select a spin speed
To save energy and water try to load
the maximum amount for the
programme selected.
However, be careful not to overload the
machine. Overloading reduces the
wash result and causes more creasing.
E Close the drum door with a gentle
swing.
Make sure that no garments are caught
between the drum door and seal.
^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly until the indicator light for the spin
speed you want comes on.
In some programmes the maximum
spin speed is limited. The machine will
not allow a higher spin speed to be selected.
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How to wash correctly
Additional options
H Select additional option(s) if required.
Additional options can be selected as
long as they are compatible with the
basic programme being used.
Each press of the top button selects the
additional option in the following order:
Short, Pre-wash, Soak, no selection.
Use the lower button to select or deselect the Water plus option
Pre-wash
For heavily soiled laundry and items
with dried on stains.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
and oils, cocoa).
– A length of time of between 30 minutes and 2 hours can be programmed in 30 minute increments for
the soak process.
– The machine is set ex-works with a
soak period of 2 hours.
To programme in a different soak period
see "Programmable functions - Soak
period".
Water plus
^ Press the appropriate additional option button. Press the top button repeatedly until the indicator light for
the additional option you want comes
on.
Short
If you want to increase the water level
for a wash process you can choose one
of the four options for the Water plus
button. The options are explained in the
section on "Programmable functions Water plus system".
The machine is set at the factory so that
the water level in the main wash and
rinses will be increased if the Water
plus button is pressed.
For lightly soiled items.
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How to wash correctly
I Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little results in the following:
– 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 which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
– High water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
Liquid detergent
Liquid detergent should be dispensed
using a ball provided by the manufacturer for programmes without a
pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you
will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash
compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to
this container for the main wash and to
compartment i for the pre-wash.
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^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
place detergent in the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for Pre-wash
(if selecting Pre-wash, add 1/4
of the total amount recommended). This compartment is
also used for starch formulations when starching separately.
j = Detergent for the main wash
including Soak
§
= Fabric conditioner or liquid
starch.
See section on "Detergent" for further
information on detergent and the
amount to dispense.
J Press the START button.
This starts the programme.
How to wash correctly
At the end of a programme
When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
light comes on the laundry can be removed from the drum. (This light stays
on at the end of the programme and remains on until the selector is turned
back to the Finish position).
K Open the drum door
Check that all items have been removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become discoloured themselves.
M Switch off the washing machine.
^ Press and release the I-ON/0-OFF
button and turn the programme selector to Finish. The Anti-crease/Finish light will then go out.
N Close the drum door
Otherwise there is the danger of objects being placed inadvertently in the
drum. If these remained unnoticed and
were washed in the next load, they
could damage the laundry.
^ Press the Door button.
L Remove the laundry.
,Only remove laundry from the
machine once the drum has
stopped turning. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous and could result in injury.
^ Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons which
be lodged there.
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How to wash correctly
Adding or removing laundry
after a programme has started
The door cannot be opened, when:
Laundry can be added or removed after the programme has started when
using the following programmes:
– the water is above a certain level.
– COTTONS
– MINIMUM IRON
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Starch
^ Press the Door button in and hold it
until the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The programme will continue automatically.
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– the suds temperature is above 55°C.
– the programme has reached the
Final spin stage.
How to wash correctly
Interrupting a programme
Skipping a programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-ON/0-OFF button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the washing machine back on
again with the I-ON/0-OFF button.
As soon as the programme sequence
indicator light for the programme stage
you want the programme to continue at
starts flashing:
Altering a programme once
selected
^ Turn the programme selector back
again to the appropriate programme
within 4 seconds.
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has
started:
– at any time after the start, the spin
speed can be changed within the
limits for the programme.
– up to 6 minutes after the start, the
Water plus additional option can be
selected or de-selected and a different temperature can be selected for
the programme in use.
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
If the programme selector is moved, the
indicator light Anti-crease/Finish will
start flashing. However, the programme
sequence remains unaffected. The indicator light will go out again when the
programme selector is moved back to
the programme previously chosen.
To cancel or select a different
programme
^ Switch the washing machine off with
the I-ON/0-OFF button.
^ Turn the programme selector to
Finish.
The programme has now been cancelled.
^ Switch the washing machine back on
with the I-ON/0-OFF button.
^ Select a different programme.
^ Press the START button.
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How to wash correctly
Programme sequence
This washing machine has fully electronic controls with automatic load recognition. This machine takes in the right
amount of water required for the
programme depending on the amount
of laundry and its absorbency rate. This
means that programme cycles and durations shown in the display can vary.
The programme sequences outlined
below are based on the basic
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not
been taken into account.
The programme sequence indicator
lights show the stage the programme
has reached.
COTTONS
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2 or 31)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
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MINIMUM IRON
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2 or 31)
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
DELICATES
Main wash
Water level: high
Wash rhythm: Gentle action
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 3
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): no
Final spin: yes
Silks
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Silks
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): no
Final spin: yes
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WOOLLENS
Main wash
Water level: medium
Wash rhythm: Woollens
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Quick wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Mixed wash
Main wash
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Rinses
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes
Final spin: yes
Starch
Water level: low
Wash rhythm: normal
Final spin: yes
Separate rinse
Water level: high
No of rinses: 2
Final spin: yes
Special features in the programme
sequences:
Anti-crease:
At the end of every programme, with
the exception of the WOOLLENS
programme, the anti-crease action
switches on for a maximum of 30 minutes. The door can be opened and
laundry removed at any time during the
anti-crease phase.
1)
A third rinse takes place automatically if:
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed of lower than 700 rpm
has been selected.
– Without spin has been selected
2)
Rinse and interim spin:
There is a spin between the rinses.
Omitting rinse and interim spin:
Select Without spin on the spin speed
display.
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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!
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
^ Add detergent to the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for pre-wash
(if selecting a pre-wash add 1/4
of the total amount recommended). This compartment is
also used for starch formulations when starching separately.
j = Detergent for the main wash
including Soak.
§
= Fabric conditioner or liquid
starch.
– The soiling level of the laundry.
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
slight body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
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.
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.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
Miele do not recommend connecting
the machine to a household water softener.
Washing with several components
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the following order:
1. Detergent
The right amount to dispense will depend on the following:
– The quantity of laundry.
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2. Water softener
3. Stain remover
This way the agents are distributed
more efficiently.
Detergent
Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioners make garments soft
and fluffy to handle and help prevent
static cling when tumble drying.
Starch stiffens and gives body to items
of laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and
bed linen.
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry at
the end of a programme
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not exceed the maximum level mark.
The conditioner 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 §.
If starching frequently, the dispenser
compartment and especially the siphon tube and conditioner channel
will need regular cleaning to remove
any residual starch. See "Cleaning
the detergent dispenser drawer".
Do not add starch formulations or
viscous liquid starch to the § compartment as it will clog it up. See
"Adding starch separately".
Adding fabric conditioner separately
^ Add fabric conditioner to compartment §.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the START button.
Adding starch separately
Use the separate Starch programme
when using starch formulations or viscous liquid starch.
^ Prepare and measure the starch in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
^ Add starch to compartment i.
^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
^ Select a spin speed.
^ Press the START button.
Colour run and dye
removers/dyes
^ Do not use colour run or dye removers in this washing machine.
^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
washing machines can be used.
However, please note that the salt
used in the dyeing process can
cause corrosion to stainless steel
components in the machine if you
dye frequently. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the appliance from
the mains electricity supply and
withdraw the plug from the socket
prior to cleaning the machine.
^ Clean the casing with a mild
non-abrasive detergent or soap and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp
cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
suitable proprietary stainless-steel
cleaning agent.
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or all-purpose cleaning agents. These might
damage plastic surfaces and other
components 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. It
can be washed 300 times.
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Extra cleaning
Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
with powder detergent approx. every 6
weeks to help prevent deposits building
up in the machine. These can occur
when washing is mainly done at low
temperatures, and also lead to unpleasant smells. If you have no reason to
wash occasionally at this high temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C
programme with detergent but no laundry at regular intervals.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ Clean the siphon.
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release catch and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
^ Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
1. Remove the siphon from compartment §. Wash under running warm
water. Clean the siphon tube in the
same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
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.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter
and pump
Check the 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.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
^ Place a dish under the access flap.
There is a filter flap opener located behind the detergent drawer facia panel
(see illustration).
^ Turn the fluff filter lid round 2-3 times.
Do not take it right out.
^ Remove the opener.
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With large volumes of water the dish will
need to be emptied several times. Secure the fluff filter back into position
and empty the dish before repeating
the procedure.
Cleaning and care
Once the flow of water ceases:
^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing. Remove any deposits of
limescale and detergent or foreign
objects from the thread of the filter
housing and filter unit (as these objects can cause a leakage of water).
Deposits of limescale are often a sign
of underdosage of powder.
^ Put the fluff filter back in place and
secure.
,Make sure the fluff filter is se-
curely tightened. Otherwise there is
a risk of water leakage during use.
^ Remove the fluff filter completely.
After cleaning
^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly.
^ Pour approx. 2 litres of water into the
detergent dispenser compartment
j to reactivate the ball valve.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc) and fluff. Turn the
impeller by hand to check that it is
free to rotate. Any foreign object
causing an obstruction should be removed.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
The inlet hose should be inspected
regularly because it is subjected to
high pressure while the machine is
in operation. It should be replaced if
there are small cracks in the surface,
or if it has been otherwise damaged.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a
hose able to withstand pressure of at
least 70 bar. Miele’s own hoses meet
this requirement.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to
the stopcock.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2, 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 watertight.
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^ Use water pump pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see illustration). Clean, put back and secure.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
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 drum door cannot be opened by pressing the Door button.
The programme does not start.
Fault indicator
Possible cause
The Anti-crease/Finish There is no power.
indicator light is not on,
or the START indicator
light is not flashing.
Remedy
Check that
– the mains plug is
plugged in.
– the fuse or circuit
breaker has not tripped.
The programme does
The washing machine has Prepare the machine as
not start when Drain/Fi- not been prepared for us- described in "Before usnal spin has been seing for the first time.
ing for the first time".
lected.
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Problem solving guide
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
Fault indicator
The Check drain light
flashes.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
The Soak/Pre-wash or
Rinses indicator light
flashes in the
programme sequence.
Remedy A
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and drain pump.
The drain hose has been The maximum drain
fixed too high.
height is 1 m.
The water inlet is blocked. Open the stopcock.
The filter in the water inlet Clean the filter.
hose is dirty.
Possible cause
The water outlet is
blocked.
There is a fault.
Start the programme
again.
If the fault indicators occur again, contact the
Service Department.
A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
I-ON/0-OFF button and turn the programme selector to Finish.
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Problem solving guide
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal.
Fault indicator
The Check drain light
flashes.
The Check inlet light
flashes.
Possible cause
The drain outlet is restricted.
The water inlet is restricted.
The filter in the inlet
hose is dirty.
Excessive foam has
built up during washing.
Remedy A
Clean the fluff (drain) filter
and drain pump.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
wide enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
Clean the filter.
Use less detergent next
time and follow the recommendation on the packaging.
Start the programme again.
The Main wash indicator There is a fault.
light flashes in the
If the fault indicator occurs
again, contact the Service
programme sequence
Dept.
display.
The Anti-crease/Finish
The position of the programme selector was altered
indicator light flashes in after the start of the programme. Turn the
programme selector back to the programme previthe programme seously chosen.
quence display.
The Excess detergent
check light comes on.
A To switch off the fault indicator: Switch off the machine with the I-ON/0-OFF button and turn the programme selector to Finish
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Problem solving guide
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
The machine
shakes during the
spin cycle.
The laundry has not
been spun satisfactorily.
The pump makes
strange noises.
Possible cause
Remedy
The four feet are not rest- Level the machine. See ading evenly on the floor.
vice on installation.
The spin speed selected
was too low.
Select a higher spin speed
next time.
These do not indicate a
fault.
They occur at the end of a
pump sequence as a normal
part of the operation.
The water supply presLarge residues of
detergent remain in sure is too low.
the dispenser
drawer.
Fabric conditioner
is not completely
dispensed or too
much water remains
in the § compartment.
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– Clean the filter in the water
inlet system.
– It may be useful to press
the Water plus button.
Washing powder used
Pour washing powder into the
with water softener tends dispenser before adding any
to become sticky.
water softener.
The siphon is either incor- Clean the siphon, see
rectly positioned or
"Cleaning and care - Cleaning
clogged.
the detergent drawer".
Problem solving guide
Problem
Liquid detergent
does not give the
required result.
Grey, greasy particles cling to
washed laundry.
There are white
residues which
look like powder
detergent on dark
coloured laundry.
Possible cause
Remedy
Liquid detergents do not – Use a general purpose
contain bleaching
washing machine powder
agents. They do not recontaining a bleaching
move fruit, coffee and tea
agent.
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.
Insufficient amounts of
– Add more detergent.
detergent were used to
– Before washing the next
break down the particles
load run a COTTONS 95°C
of grease in heavily
programme with powder desoiled laundry.
tergent but without a load.
(See also "Extra cleaning" in
Cleaning and Care).
The detergent contained – Try and brush off the residues with a soft brush once
compounds (zeolites) to
the laundry is dry.
aid water softening which
are not soluble in water.
– Use a liquid detergent to
These have ended up on
wash dark coloured textiles.
the laundry.
Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
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Problem solving guide
The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the Door button.
Problem
The machine is not connected to the electricity
supply.
The washing machine is
not switched on.
Power cut.
The door was not correctly engaged.
Remedy
Put the plug in the socket and switch on.
Switch the machine on with the I-ON/0-OFF button.
Open the drum door as described in the section
"Opening the door in the event of a power failure".
Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
and then press the Door button.
Clean the fluff (drain) filter and the drain pump.
There is still water in the
drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened when the suds temperature
is higher than 55°C.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a power failure
^ Switch the washing machine off.
There is a filter flap opener behind the
detergent drawer facia panel.
^ Drain the water as described in the
"Cleaning the fluff filter and pump"
section of "Cleaning and care".
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
^ Remove the opener.
^ Pull the emergency release downwards (see illustration). The drum
door will open.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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Problem solving guide
Customer contact
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself please contact
– 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 number of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate visible at the top inside of the door above
the porthole glass when the door is
open.
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Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
Appliance guarantee
The appliance is guaranteed for a period of 1 year.
See the guarantee booklet supplied
with the machine for further details and
complete and return the registration
card.
Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 70 bar)
b Electricity supply cable
c - f Flexible drain hose (with
detachable swivel elbow)
g Facia panel with controls
h Detergent dispenser drawer
i Drum door
j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and
emergency release
k Handle recesses for moving the
machine
l Four height adjustable feet
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Protruding lid edge for holding when
moving the machine
b Electricity supply cable
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
pressure of at least 70 bar)
d Drainage hose
e Transit bar covers
f Restraining clip for:
– Inlet hose
– Drain hose
– Electricity supply cable
– Transit bars when removed
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Installation and connection
Installation surface
Installing the washing machine
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.
To manoeuvre the machine out of its
packing case to its installation site hold
it by the edge of the lid where it protrudes to the rear of the washing machine as well as by the handle recesses
at the front.
Please note the following points:
^ The machine must be level and securely positioned.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
^ we recommend a plywood base
(at least 59x52x3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables.
Please note:
^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
door.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the machine from slipping during the spin
cycle.
Removing the transit fittings
If possible, install the machine in a corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
,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).
^ To remove the left and right covers
1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
cover as illustrated.
2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
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Installation and connection
^ Using the spanner supplied turn the
left-hand transit bar 90°, then
^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°,
then
^ withdraw the transit bar.
^ withdraw the transit bar.
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Installation and connection
,The washing machine must not
be moved without the transit bars in
place.
Store the transit bars as shown or
keep them 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.
^ Fit the covers on to the two holes.
Then plug the holes as shown with
the caps.
^ Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure that
holes b are fitted over retainers a.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The machine must stand perfectly level
on all four feet to ensure safe and
proper operation.
^ Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise direction. Then turn counter nut 2 together
with foot 1 to unscrew.
Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may
cause the machine to move about.
Screwing out and adjusting the feet
The four adjustable screw feet are used
to level the machine. All four feet are
screwed in when the machine is delivered.
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^ Use a spirit level to check the machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again using the spanner supplied until it sits
firmly up against the housing.
,All four counternuts must be
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.
Installation and connection
Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run
– A special building under conversion
kit* is required.
The machine lid must be replaced by
a cover plate. To ensure electrical
safety the cover plate must be fitted.
Washer and Dryer stack
A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked
with the washing machine. A stacking
kit* is necessary and can be purchased
from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
Please note
N.B.
If you wish to push your machine under
a worktop and there is space to do this
without removing the lid, the conversion kit is not necessary. Otherwise the
conversion kit is essential.
– For installation under a work surface
900/910 mm from the floor, a raising
kit* is required.
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such
a way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in place.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
All parts marked* are available from the
Miele Spare Parts or Sales Department.
The fitting of building under kits and
stacking kits must only be undertaken by qualified and competent
persons, in accordance with the instructions supplied with the kit.
a Safety distance to wall:
at least 2 cm
b Height:
Stacking kit with pull-out shelf:
approx. 169 cm
Stacking kit without pull-out shelf:
approx. 170 cm
Replacing the lid
If the lid has been removed in order to
fit a stacking kit or cover plate, ensure
that, if the lid is replaced, it fits securely
into the rear holders. Otherwise, it is not
properly secure for transport.
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Installation and connection
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.
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
genuine Miele hoses. These are
tested to withstand pressure of at
least 70 bar. This also applies to all
fixtures and fittings used.
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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.
Installation and connection
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 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.
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 kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
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.
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Installation and connection
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.
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.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
Where it is necessary to change plugs,
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:
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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
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance while installation work is being
carried out.
Installation and connection
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine is fitted with a
non-rewireable plug, the following information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with the product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted. The fuse carrier and fuse should
be removed from the old plug and disposed of.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
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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Consumption data
Programme
(without any
additional options
or programmable
functions)
Load
Consumption data
Energy
Water
in kWh
in litres
Duration
normal
Short
COTTONS
95°C
5.0 kg
1.70
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1 h 47 min
1 h 32 min
60°C1)
5.0 kg
0.95
45
1 h 56 min
1 h 26 min
40°C
5.0 kg
0.50
45
1 h 56 min
1 h 26 min
2.5 kg
0.45
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1 h 16 min
1 h 01 min
1.0 kg
0.35
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59 min
49 min
1.0 kg
0.24
39
37 min
-
2.0 kg
0.23
35
40 min
-
MINIMUM IRON
40°C
DELICATES
30°C
Silks /
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 options
selected.
N.B.
Consumption data obtained from a machine tested in Germany.
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Technical data
Height
85.0 cm
Width
59.5 cm
Depth
58.0 cm
Depth with door open
94.5 cm
Weight
93 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 Pa)
Water flow pressure max.
10 bar (1000 Pa)
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Connection cable length
1.60 m
Drain pump head max.
1.00 m
Drain pump length max.
5.00 m
Test certificates awarded
Radio/TV suppression, VDE
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Programmable functions
for changing
standard settings
Programmable functions
The programmable functions can be
used to tailor washing programmes to
suit your individual requirements.
Water plus system
Selecting the Water plus additional
option increases the water intake in
the programmes listed below.
The water intake is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and in the
COTTONS programme an extra rinse
cycle is introduced.
There are four different settings which
can be programmed to alter the water
intake for the following programmes:
– COTTONS
– MINIMUM IRON
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Silks
The programmed setting is then activated by pressing the Water plus additional option button.
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The settings are as follows:
Setting 1:
an increase in the rinse water level for
the programmes listed (except for
Silks).
Setting 2:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed (the washing machine is delivered with setting 2 programmed as standard).
Setting 3:
an extra rinse cycle in the COTTONS
programme only.
Setting 4:
an increase in the water level in the
main wash and rinses for the
programmes listed and also an extra
rinse cycle in the COTTONS
programme. This setting should be programmed in if laundry is too hard after
drying and if someone in the household
suffers from a detergent allergy.
Steps A to G on the following page
describe how to programme and store
a setting in memory.
Programmable functions
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store a setting in memory.
The programmable functions are activated to call up further features not
shown on the control panel by using the
additional option buttons in combination with the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door is closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
A Press the START button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
C Wait until the START indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the START button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
COTTONS 75°C position:
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light will briefly flash twice in 2
second intervals, to show that factory
Setting 2 is stored in memory.
F Each subsequent press on the
START button selects a different setting.
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator
light will flash:
– x 1 = Setting 1
higher rinse water level selected
– x 2 = Setting 2
higher water level in the main wash
and rinses (factory setting)
– x 3 = Setting 3
extra rinse in the
COTTONS programme
– x 4 = Setting 4
higher water level in the main wash
and rinses and an extra rinse in the
COTTONS programme
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-ON/0-OFF button.
The Water plus button has now been allocated the setting you have chosen.
This setting will remain in memory until
another setting is programmed.
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Programmable functions
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action. Slightly soiled items are
washed more gently. It should be activated for garments with a single bar
under the care label and for articles
which feel too hard after they have
been dried.
Gentle action can be used with the
COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON, Quick
wash, Starch and Mixed wash
programmes.
If "Gentle action" is programmed into
the machine, every wash cycle in these
programmes will be carried out with
gentle action rhythm.
A Press the START button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
C Wait until the START indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the START button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
COTTONS 60°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light:
does not flash
= Gentle action
has not been
activated.
The washing machine is delivered with
"Gentle action" de-activated.
flashes
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
F Press the START button to activate or
deactivate the Gentle action option.
The programmable functions are activated to call up further features not
shown on the control panel by using the
additional option buttons in combination with the programme selector.
G Switch the washing machine off with
the I-ON/0-OFF button.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The drum door is closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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= Gentle action
has been activated.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so until you alter it.
Programmable functions
Top-up rinse for COTTONS
When this is activated, additional water flows into the drum at the end of
the main wash 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.
Top-up rinse should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
The washing machine is delivered with
the Top-up rinse for COTTONS deactivated.
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
The programmable functions are activated with the help of the START button
and the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
A Press the START button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
C Wait until the START indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the START button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
COTTONS 40°C position:
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light:
does not flash
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has not
been activated.
flashes
= the Top-up rinse for
Cottons has been
activated.
F Press the START button to activate or
deactivate the Top-up rinse for COTTONS option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so until you alter it.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
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Programmable functions
Memory function
If an additional option(s) 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.
When that particular programme is chosen again, the display will show the additional option(s) and / or spin speed
which have been stored for that
programme in the memory.
A Press the START button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
C Wait until the START indicator light
comes on . . .
D . . . and then release the START button.
E Turn the programme selector to the
COTTONS 30°C position:
The washing machine is delivered with
the memory function deactivated.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
does not flash
= the Memory function has not been
activated.
flashes
= the Memory
function is
activated.
The programmable functions are activated with the help of the START button
and the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
F Press the START button to activate or
deactivate the Memory function option.
G Switch the machine off with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
The setting you have selected is now
stored in memory and will remain so until you alter it.
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Programmable functions
Soak
A length of time of between 30 minutes
and 2 hours can be programmed in 30
minute increments for the soak process.
A Press the START button and keep it
pressed in whilst carrying out steps
B to C.
B Switch the machine on with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
If the soak button is pressed the selected soak time will be carried out for
the period selected before the wash
programme is run.
C Wait until the START indicator light
comes on . . .
The machine is set as standard to a two
hour soak time.
E Turn the programme selector to the
MINIMUM IRON 60°C position:
Follow steps A to G to programme
and store in memory.
The programmable functions are activated with the help of the START button
and the programme selector.
Before you begin, first ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched off.
– The machine is properly closed.
– The programme selector is at Finish.
D . . . and then release the START button.
The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light will briefly flash once every 2
seconds, to show that a soak time of
2 hours is stored in memory.
F Each subsequent press on the
START button selects a different setting.
If the Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator light:
– flashes x 1 = the soak time is
2 hours
– flashes x 2 = the soak time is
1 hour 30 minutes
– flashes x 3 = the soak time is
1 hour
– flashes x 4 = the soak time is
30 minutes
G Switch the machine off with the
I-ON/0-OFF button.
The Soak button has now been allocated the setting you have chosen. This
setting will remain in memory until another setting is programmed.
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