Operating instructions
for washing machines
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine, it is essential
to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time.
en-GB
M.-Nr. 10 201 050
Contents
Caring for the environment .................................................................................. 6
Warning and Safety instructions ......................................................................... 7
Operating the washing machine ........................................................................ 14
Control panel ......................................................................................................... 14
Standard display ................................................................................................... 16
Examples on how to operate the machine............................................................ 16
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 17
Inserting detergent cartridges ............................................................................... 17
Setting the language ............................................................................................. 19
Removing the transit bars ..................................................................................... 19
Setting the time of day (if necessary) .................................................................... 19
Starting the calibration programme....................................................................... 20
TwinDos................................................................................................................ 21
Washing environmentally and economically .................................................... 22
EcoFeedback......................................................................................................... 23
1. Prepare the laundry......................................................................................... 24
2. Select a programme........................................................................................ 25
3. Load the washing machine............................................................................. 26
4. Select programme settings ............................................................................ 27
5. Add detergent .................................................................................................. 29
TwinDos................................................................................................................. 29
Detergent dispenser drawer .................................................................................. 30
CapDosing............................................................................................................. 31
6. Start the programme - the end of a programme .......................................... 33
Spinning................................................................................................................ 35
Delay start ............................................................................................................ 37
To select delay start .............................................................................................. 37
To change delay start ............................................................................................ 37
To cancel delay start and begin the programme straight away ............................ 38
To cancel delay start ............................................................................................. 38
Programme chart ................................................................................................ 39
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Contents
Favourites............................................................................................................. 46
To create a favourite programme .......................................................................... 46
Mixed items.......................................................................................................... 48
Options ................................................................................................................. 49
ProgrammeManager.............................................................................................. 49
Intensive ........................................................................................................... 49
ECO .................................................................................................................. 49
Extra gentle ...................................................................................................... 49
Extra quiet ........................................................................................................ 49
AllergoWash ..................................................................................................... 49
Steam smoothing  .............................................................................................. 50
Short...................................................................................................................... 50
Stains..................................................................................................................... 50
Further options ...................................................................................................... 50
Rinse hold......................................................................................................... 50
Pre-wash .......................................................................................................... 50
Water plus ........................................................................................................ 50
Extra rinse......................................................................................................... 50
Wash programme chart - ProgrammeManager..................................................... 51
Wash programme chart - Options......................................................................... 52
Wash programme chart - Further options ............................................................. 53
Programme sequence......................................................................................... 54
Garment care label symbols............................................................................... 57
Changing the programme sequence ................................................................ 58
Cancelling a programme ....................................................................................... 58
Interrupting a programme...................................................................................... 58
Changing a programme......................................................................................... 58
Adding or removing laundry after the programme has started ............................. 59
Safety lock............................................................................................................. 60
Detergent ............................................................................................................. 61
The correct detergent............................................................................................ 61
Water softeners ..................................................................................................... 61
Dispensing aids ..................................................................................................... 61
Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ...................................................................... 61
Miele recommended detergents ........................................................................... 62
Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010...... 63
Adding starch separately.................................................................................. 65
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Contents
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 66
Cleaning the drum (Hygiene info) .......................................................................... 66
External casing and fascia panel........................................................................... 66
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer ............................................................. 66
Cleaning the TwinDos system ............................................................................... 68
Starting the maintenance programme.............................................................. 68
Cleaning the compartments ............................................................................. 69
Cleaning the water inlet filter ................................................................................. 70
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 71
The programme does not start.............................................................................. 71
The following fault messages appear in the display and the programme stops... 72
A message appears in the display at the end of the programme ......................... 73
Problems with TwinDos ......................................................................................... 75
General problems with the washing machine ....................................................... 76
An unsatisfactory wash result ............................................................................... 78
The door will not open........................................................................................... 79
Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure ..... 80
After sales service............................................................................................... 82
Repairs .................................................................................................................. 82
Guarantee: U.K. ..................................................................................................... 82
Guarantee: Other countries ................................................................................... 82
Optional accessories............................................................................................. 82
Installation and connection ................................................................................ 83
Front view .............................................................................................................. 83
Rear view............................................................................................................... 84
Installation surface ................................................................................................ 85
Transporting the washing machine to its installation site...................................... 85
Removing the transit bars ..................................................................................... 85
Re-fitting the transit bars....................................................................................... 87
Levelling the machine............................................................................................ 88
Screwing out and adjusting the feet................................................................. 88
Building under a continuous worktop/ in a kitchen run.................................... 89
Washer-dryer stack .......................................................................................... 89
The water protection system................................................................................. 90
Connection to the water supply ............................................................................ 92
Connection to the drainage system ...................................................................... 94
Electrical connection U.K. ..................................................................................... 95
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Consumption data ............................................................................................... 96
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................... 97
Technical data...................................................................................................... 98
Settings ................................................................................................................ 99
To exit Settings ...................................................................................................... 99
Language  ......................................................................................................... 100
TwinDos............................................................................................................... 100
Time of day.......................................................................................................... 102
Degree of soiling.................................................................................................. 103
Buzzer volume..................................................................................................... 103
Keypad tone ........................................................................................................ 103
Total consumption............................................................................................... 103
Code.................................................................................................................... 104
Temperature unit.................................................................................................. 104
Display brightness............................................................................................... 104
Display switch-off setting .................................................................................... 104
Machine switch-off setting .................................................................................. 105
Display maximum load ........................................................................................ 105
Memory ............................................................................................................... 105
Longer pre-wash Cottons.................................................................................... 105
Soak duration ...................................................................................................... 106
Gentle action ....................................................................................................... 106
Reduce temp. ...................................................................................................... 106
Water plus level ................................................................................................... 106
Maximum rinse level............................................................................................ 106
Suds cooling........................................................................................................ 107
Low water pressure ............................................................................................. 107
Anti-crease .......................................................................................................... 107
Delay start ........................................................................................................... 107
Optional accessories ........................................................................................ 108
Detergent............................................................................................................. 108
Specialist detergents........................................................................................... 108
Fabric care........................................................................................................... 109
Additives.............................................................................................................. 109
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain specific materials,
compounds and components, which
were essential for their correct function
and safety. These could be hazardous
to human health and to the environment
if disposed of with your domestic waste
or if handled incorrectly. Please do not,
therefore, dispose of your old appliance
with your household waste.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre for electrical and electronic
appliances, or contact your dealer or
Miele for advice. You are also
responsible (by law, depending on
country) for deleting any personal data
that may be stored on the appliance
being disposed of. Please ensure that
your old appliance poses no risk to
children while being stored prior to
disposal.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This washing machine complies with current safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the machine, please
read these instructions carefully before using it for the first time.
They contain important information on its safety, use and
maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the content. Pass them on to any future user.
Correct application
 This washing machine is intended for use in domestic households
and similar working and residential environments.
 The washing machine is not intended for outdoor use.
 It must be used only as a domestic appliance to wash items which
are specified by the manufacturer as being washable on the wash
care label. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from
incorrect or improper use or operation.
 The washing machine can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it or have been shown
how to use it safely and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
 Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
washing machine unless they are constantly supervised.
 Children 8 years and older may only use the washing machine
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it safely and
recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the washing
machine unsupervised.
 Please supervise children in the vicinity of the washing machine
and do not let them play with it.
Technical safety
 Please observe the instructions in "Installation and connection"
and "Technical data".
 Before setting up the washing machine, check it for any externally
visible damage. Do not install or use a damaged machine.
 Before connecting the washing machine, ensure that the
connection data on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage and
frequency) match the mains electricity supply. If in any doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
 Reliable and safe operation of this washing machine can only be
assured if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The electrical safety of this washing machine can only be
guaranteed when correctly earthed.
It is essential that this standard safety requirement is met. If in any
doubt, please have the wiring system of the building tested by a
qualified electrician.
Miele cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
 Do not connect the washing machine to the mains electricity
supply by a multi-socket adapter, extension lead or similar. These do
not guarantee the required safety of the machine (fire hazard due to
the risk of overheating).
 Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele
original spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can Miele
guarantee the safety standards of the machine.
 The electrical socket must be easily accessible after installation so
that the machine can be disconnected from the electricity supply if
necessary.
 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 authorised service technician,
otherwise any subsequent damage will not be covered by the
guarantee.
 If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The machine must be isolated from the electricity supply when
cleaning and maintaining the machine and in the event of a fault.
 The Miele "Water protection system" protects from water damage
provided the following conditions are met:
– the machine is correctly plumbed in and connected to the
electricity supply.
– if a fault or damage has been identified, the machine must be
examined by a competent person before further use, and repaired
if necessary.
 The water flow pressure must be at least 100 kPa and should not
exceed 1000 kPa.
 In areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the machine 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 guarantee.
 The machine must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
 Do not make any alterations to the machine, unless authorised to
do so by Miele.
 This washing machine is supplied with a special lamp to cope
with particular conditions (e.g. temperature, moisture, chemical
resistance, abrasion resistance and vibration). This special lamp
must only be used for the purpose it is intended for. It is not suitable
for room lighting. Replacement lamps may only be fitted by a Miele
authorised person or the Miele Service Department.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
 Do not install the washing machine in a room where there is a risk
of frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the
electronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below
freezing point.
 Before using the machine for the first time, check that the transit
bars at the rear of the machine have been removed (see "Installation
and connection - Removing the transit bars"). During spinning, a
transit bar 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.
 Take care to ensure that foreign objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
paper clips) do not find their way into the machine with the laundry.
These may damage components of the machine (e.g. suds
container, drum), which in turn can result in damage to the laundry.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Take care when opening the drum door after using the steam
function. Danger of burning due to escaping steam and the high
temperature of the surface of the drum as well as the porthole glass.
Stand back away from the machine and wait until the steam has
dissipated.
 The maximum load for this washing machine is 9 kg (dry weight).
See the "Programme chart" for the maximum recommended loads
for individual programmes.
 If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine
should not need to be descaled. If, however, you do wish to descale
it, only use a proprietary natural citric acid based descaling agent.
Miele recommends using Miele descaling agent which is available to
order online at www.miele-shop.com or from Miele. Strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging.
 Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
 Do not use solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. those containing
benzine, in this machine, as this may result in damage to component
parts and create toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a fire and
explosion hazard.
 Do not use solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. those containing
benzine, to clean the surfaces of the machine. They can cause
damage to plastic surfaces.
 Only use dyes specified by the manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine. Always observe the
manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Colour run and dye removers contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion. Do not use these products in
this machine.
 If detergent comes into contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek
medical assistance immediately and retain the packaging or label for
reference. Those with skin problems or sensitive skin should avoid
their skin coming into contact with detergent.
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.
 A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked on top of a Miele washing
machine using the appropriate stacking kit (available as an optional
accessory). Please make sure you order the correct one for the Miele
washing machine and Miele tumble dryer.
 If installing the machine on a Miele plinth, (available as an optional
accessory, depending on country), please make sure you order the
correct one for this washing machine.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance
with these Warning and Safety instructions.
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Operating the washing machine
Control panel
a Display with sensors
See the next page for more
information.
f Option buttons
Various options can be added to the
wash programme.
b Start/Stop button
For starting the programme selected
and cancelling a programme once it
has started.
g Programme selector
For selecting the wash programme.
c Temperature button
For selecting the temperature.
d Spin speed button
For selecting the spin speed.
e Delay start button
For selecting delay start.
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h Optical interface PC
For service technicians.
i  button
For switching the washing machine
on and off.
To save energy the washing machine
will switch off automatically 15
minutes after the end of the
programme/anti-crease phase or
after being switched on if no other
selection is made.
Operating the washing machine
Programme duration
After the programme has started the
programme duration will appear in the
display in hours and minutes.
If delay start has been selected, the
programme duration will appear at the
end of the delay start time.
Delay start
The delay start time selected will
appear in the display.
j  sensor
Scrolls down the list to the next
option or decreases a value.
After the programme has started the
delay start time will begin to count
down.
k OK button
Confirms the programme selected, a
value set or opens a sub-menu.
Once the delay start time has elapsed,
the estimated programme duration will
appear in the display.
l  sensor
Scrolls up the list to the next option
or increases a value.
m  Dos sensor
Switches on automatic detergent
dispensing.
n  Cap sensor
Activates cap dosing via the
detergent dispenser drawer.
o EcoFeedback sensor
Provides information about the
energy and water consumption of
the programme. Please also refer to
"Washing environmentally and
economically - EcoFeedback".
Sensors  to  light up when the
display can be operated via the
sensors.
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Operating the washing machine
Standard display
Cottons
10:30
Duration

2:59
h
1600 rpm
The standard display shows the
following from left to right:
 Water plus
 Pre-wash
– the programme duration
– the selected spin speed
Setting numerical values
Examples on how to operate
the machine
Finish at
10 : 00
Scrolling through and selecting
options from a single option list
The  on the right hand side of the
display shows you that a list is
available. The option currently selected
is highlighted in white.
Further programmes


Touching the  sensor scrolls down the
list to the next option and touching the
 sensor scrolls up the list to the next
option. The OK sensor is used to
activate the option highlighted in white.
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
An option which has been activated will
have a tick  next to it.
– the selected wash temperature
Dark garments

 Soak
– the time of day
Freshen up
Scrolling through and selecting
options from a multiple option list
Further extras
– the programme selected
Automatic plus
The beginning or end of the list is
marked by a dotted line. The bar on the
right hand side moves with you as you
scroll through the list to show which
option you have reached in the list.
A numerical value is highlighted in
white. Touching the  sensor
decreases the value and touching the 
sensor increases it. The OK sensor is
used to activate the value highlighted in
white.
Exiting a sub-menu
Select Back  to exit a sub-menu.
Before using for the first time
Removing the detergent
cartridges from the drum
There are two cartridges containing
UltraPhase1 and UltraPhase2 detergent
for automatic detergent dispensing in
the drum.
Inserting detergent cartridges
The detergent cartridges removed from
the drum are components of the Miele
2-phase system consisting of:
1. UltraPhase 1 (base detergent)
2. UltraPhase 2 (detergent enhancer)
These detergent cartridges are for
single use only. Replacement
detergent cartridges are available to
order from Miele or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com (see end of this
booklet for details). Empty cartridges
should be disposed of via your local
recycling system.
 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
 Take the two cartridges out of the
drum.
 Remove the caps from the detergent
cartridges.
 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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Before using for the first time
 Press the TwinDos access panel.
The panel will spring open.
 Push the UltraPhase 1 cartridge into
compartment 1 and the
UltraPhase 2 cartridge into
compartment 2, until they lock into
position.
The TwinDos system is now ready for
use.
Remove the protective foil and
stickers
 Remove
– the protective foil from the door.
 Drop the panel down.
– any stickers from the front and the
lid.
 Please do not remove any labels
(e.g. the data plate), visible when you
open the door.
This washing machine has undergone
a complete functional test at the
factory and there will be some residual
water in the drum from this process.
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Before using for the first time
 Confirm the removal of the transit
bars with the OK sensor.
 Before using the machine for the
first time ensure that it is correctly
installed and connected. See
"Installation and connection". Also
check that the drain filters are
securely tightened to prevent the risk
of water leaks during use.
Setting the time of day (if
necessary)
The display for setting the time will then
appear. First you have to select the
clock format.
Switch on the washing machine
 Press the  button.
Clock format

24 h clock
The welcome screen will light up.
12 h clock
Setting the language

You will be asked to select the language
you want for the display. It is possible
to change the language at any time via
the Settings menu.
Sprache
deutsch

english (AUS)
english (GB)
 Touch the  or  sensor until the
language you want is highlighted in
white.


 Confirm your selection of the
language by touching the OK sensor.
Removing the transit bars
A reminder to remove the transit bars
will appear in the display.
 Failure to remove the transit bars
can result in damage to the washing
machine and to adjacent cabinetry or
appliances.
Remove the transit bars as described
in "Installation and connection".
 Touch the  sensor if you would like
a 12 hour clock display.
 Confirm your choice for the clock
format with the OK sensor.
The display will switch automatically to
the time of day selection.
Set the time of day
00 : 00
 Touch the  sensor to decrease or
the  sensor to increase the hour.
 Confirm the hour selected with the
OK sensor. Then set the minutes in
the same way.
Tip: If you have selected the 12 hour
clock format you can then select am or
pm.
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Before using for the first time
Starting the calibration
programme
The following message appears in the
display:
 Open the stopcock and run the Cottons
90°C programme without laundry.
 Confirm the message with the
OK sensor.
For optimum water and energy
consumption and excellent wash
results, it is important to calibrate the
washing machine.
To do this the Cottons 90 °C must be
started without laundry and without
detergent.
No other programmes can be started
until calibration has been carried out.
 Open the stopcock.
 Turn the programme selector to
Cottons.
Cottons
10:30
Duration
90°C
1:55 h
1600 rpm
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The calibration programme has started.
This will take approx. 2 hours.
At the end of the programme the
following message will be displayed:
 Set up completed
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 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
Tip: Leave the door slightly open to
allow the drum to dry.
 Switch the washing machine off with
the  button.
TwinDos
The washing machine has an integrated
detergent dispensing unit.
The TwinDos system can be used in
two ways:
1. with the Miele 2 Phase System
or
2. with any other liquid detergent and/or
fabric conditioner.
The Miele 2 Phase system
The Miele 2 Phase system uses a base
detergent (UltraPhase 1) and a
detergent enhancer (UltraPhase 2). In
order to achieve optimum results, the
agents are dispensed separately during
the wash process. The 2 Phase system
cleans both white and coloured textiles
thoroughly. UltraPhase 1 and
UltraPhase 2 single use cartridges are
available to order from Miele or via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com (see
end of this booklet for contact details).
How TwinDos works
Automatic detergent dispensing for a
wash cycle is activated via the Dos 
sensor.
Tip: The washing machine is delivered
pre-set for the Miele 2 Phase system for
hardness range II ().
The settings only need to be changed if
you wish to use a different detergent or
if the water hardness is different.
See "Settings - TwinDos" for more
information.
Automatic dispensing cannot be
selected with some programmes,
depending on the detergent present in
the TwinDos system. For example,
automatic dispensing cannot be
activated for the Woollens programme if
the Miele 2 Phase system is being
used. This prevents woollen garments
being damaged by a detergent which is
not suitable for washing wool.
Liquid detergent/Fabric conditioner
Refillable TwinDos containers are
required for liquid detergent and/or
fabric conditioner. These are available
to order from Miele or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com (see end of this
booklet for details).
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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most of your machine,
load the maximum dry load for the
programme you are using.
– For precise dispensing use automatic
detergent dispensing.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed, the automatic load
recognition system will reduce the
amount of water and energy used.
– Use the Express 20 programme for
small, lightly soiled loads.
– Modern detergents make it possible
to wash at lower temperatures (e.g.
20 °C). Washing using lower
temperature settings will save energy.
– To maintain the hygiene of the
machine, carry out a hot wash (60 °C
or above) using powder detergent at
regular intervals. Hygiene info will
appear in the display to remind you
to carry out a hot wash.
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– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the laundry.
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
When drying with a tumble dryer
Selecting the highest possible spin
speed for the wash programme will
save energy when drying in a tumble
dryer afterwards.
Washing environmentally and economically
EcoFeedback
2. Actual consumption
You can call up information about the
energy and water consumption of your
washing machine with the EcoFeedback
sensor.
You can view the actual amount of
energy and water used by the
programme which has just been run
both during and at the end of the
programme.
The following information will appear in
the display:
 Touch the EcoFeedback sensor.
– an estimate of the energy and water
consumption before the programme
begins.
Consumption
Energy
0,8
kWh
– the actual energy and water
consumption during the programme
or at the end of the programme.
Water
64
l
1. Estimate
 After selecting a programme, touch
the EcoFeedback sensor.
The estimated energy and water
consumption levels will be displayed as
bar charts.
Estimated consumption
Energy
    _ _ _ _ _ _
Water
_______
The consumption will alter as the
programme progresses.
If the door is opened or the washing
machine has switched off
automatically at the end of the
programme, the data will revert to
the estimated consumption.
Tip: You can view the consumption
data for the last wash programme in
Settings under Consumption.
The more bars () visible, the higher the
energy or water consumption.
The estimate will vary depending on the
wash programme, temperature and any
options selected.
The display will change automatically or
you can return to the standard display
by touching the OK sensor.
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1. Prepare the laundry
Tip: Badly soiled areas can be pretreated with liquid detergent, stain
removers etc. first, following the
manufacturer's instructions. With
particularly stubborn stains ask your dry
cleaner for advice.
 Solvent-based cleaners (e.g.
 Empty all pockets.
 Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips, etc.) can cause damage
to garments and to components in
the machine.
Check the laundry before washing
and remove any foreign objects.
Sort the laundry
 Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
Tip: 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.
Pre-treat stains
 Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft, colourfast cloth. Do not rub.
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benzine) can damage plastic parts.
When pre-treating garments, make
sure that any plastic parts (e.g.
buttons) are protected from cleaning
agent.
 Chemical (solvent-based)
cleaning agents can cause severe
damage to the washing machine.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning
agents in this machine.
General tips
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
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.
– Close any zips, attach velcro
fasteners, fasten hooks and eyes etc.
before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers, pillow cases
etc. to prevent small items from being
rolled up inside them.
Do not wash any items in this washing
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label ( symbol).
2. Select a programme
Switch on the washing
machine
 Press the  button.
B. Selecting a programme using the
programme selector at the "Further
programmes" position:
The interior drum lighting will come on.
The drum lighting will go out
automatically after five minutes. Press
the Start/Stop button to switch the
drum lighting back on again.
Programme selection
A. Selecting a programme via the
programme selector:
 Turn the programme selector to
Further programmes.
The following will appear in the display:
Further programmes

Automatic plus

Freshen up
Dark garments
 Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
The load for the programme selected
will appear in the display. This will then
be replaced by the standard display.
 Touch the  or  sensor until the
programme you want is highlighted in
white.
 Confirm the programme with the OK
sensor.
The load for the programme selected
will appear in the display. This will then
be replaced by the standard display.
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3. Load the washing machine
Open the door
Close the door
 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
 Make sure that no items are caught
between the door and the seal.
Check the drum for pets or foreign
objects before loading it with
laundry.
 Unfold the laundry and load loosely
into the drum.
Mixing both large and small items
gives better wash results and also
helps distribute the load evenly during
spinning.
Please note the maximum load for the
different wash programmes. The
relevant programme load is always
shown in the display when you select a
programme.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this reduces cleaning efficiency and
causes creases.
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 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
4. Select programme settings
Degree of soiling
Lightly soiled
No visible dirt or stains. Possibly slight
body odour.
Normally soiled
Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
stains.
Heavily soiled
Soiling and/or stains clearly visible.
The following will appear in the display:
Select a temperature
You can alter the pre-set temperature
of a wash programme.
 Press the Temperature button.
The following will appear in the display:
Temperature
 °C
(Cold –90°C )
Degree of soiling
  
Normal
 Set the temperature you want with
the  and  sensors and confirm
your selection with the OK sensor.
 Set the degree of soiling with the 
and  sensors and confirm your
selection with the OK sensor.
The following parameters will change
depending on the degree of soiling
selected:
– the detergent dosage amount with
automatic detergent dispensing
– the rinse water level will be adjusted
– the programme durations (with light
soiling the programme duration will
be shorter)
In the Express 20 programme the
degree of soiling cannot be selected.
Express 20 is designed for lightly
soiled laundry.
Tip: You can alter the default setting for
the degree of soiling or switch off the
degree of soiling query in Settings (see
"Settings - Degree of soiling").
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4. Select programme settings
Selecting a spin speed
Select options
You can alter the pre-set spin speed of
a wash programme.
 Press the Spin speed button.
The following will appear in the display:
Spin speed
1600 rpm
(0-1600 rpm)
 Set the spin speed you want with the
 and  sensors and confirm your
selection with the OK sensor.
 Press the button for the option you
want.
The indicator light in the button will
come on.
Not all options are suitable for use
with every programme. You can only
select options which are compatible
with the programme being used.
See "Options".
Switch on delay start (if
required)
The start of a programme can be
delayed from 15 minutes up to 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
See "Delay start".
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5. Add detergent
Liquid detergent/Fabric conditioner
There are several options for adding
detergent.
TwinDos
Before using TwinDos for the first time
the display will show information about
the factory default settings for TwinDos.
The following will appear in the display:
UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2 are set for
medium water hardness. Dosage amounts
and detergents can be changed in
It is possible to use other types of liquid
detergent/fabric conditioner. Refillable
TwinDos containers (optional
accessories) are required for this.
The washing machine's electronic
settings need to be adjusted
accordingly. See "Settings - TwinDos".
 Touch the Dos  sensor.
"Settings/"TwinDos"
Select agent
 Touch the OK sensor to confirm.
Both agents 
Miele 2 Phase system
Back 
UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2 need to
be dispensed in different ratios
depending on the colour mix of the
laundry load.
Miele UltraColor
 Touch the Dos  sensor.
Select agent
For whites 

For coloureds
Back 

 Use the  and  sensors to select
the colour mix of the laundry and
confirm with the OK sensor.


 Confirm the option displayed with the
OK button or select another
detergent or fabric conditioner with
the  and  sensors.
Tip: The recommended detergent(s) is
shown in the display and marked with a
tick ().
The appropriate amount of detergent
and/or fabric conditioner for the
programme will now be dispensed.
UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2 will be
dispensed accordingly.
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5. Add detergent
Detergent dispenser drawer
Too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
and with time it may become grey
and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
Too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
 Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer and add detergent to the
compartments as follows:
– High water consumption (an
additional rinse cycle will
automatically switch in).

Detergent for the pre-wash (divide the
total recommended amount as follows:
add ⅓ to compartment  and ⅔ to
compartment )
– A burden to the environment.

Detergent for the main wash, including
Soak, if selected
/
Fabric conditioner, liquid starch or
capsules.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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5. Add detergent
CapDosing
Inserting a capsule
Three different types of capsule are
available:
 Open the detergent dispenser drawer.

= Fabric care (e.g. fabric
conditioner, proofing agent)
 = Additives (e.g. detergent
enhancers)

= Detergent (for the main wash
only)
Each capsule contains the correct
amount for one wash cycle.
You can order the capsules online at
www.miele-shop.com or from Miele
(see the end of this booklet for contact
details).
 Open the lid of the /
compartment.
 Keep capsules out of the reach
of children.
Activating CapDosing
 Touch the Cap  sensor.
The first type of capsule which can be
selected for the programme will appear
in the display.
CapDosing

Cap
 Cap
 Cap
 Select the type of capsule you want
with the  and  sensors and
confirm your selection with the OK
sensor.

 Press the capsule in firmly.

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5. Add detergent
The wash programme will dispense the
contents of the capsule at the correct
time.
Water intake to the  compartment
is solely via the capsule.
No additional fabric conditioner may
be added to the  compartment
when using a capsule.
 Remove the empty capsule at the
end of the programme.
 Close the lid and press it firmly shut.
 Close the detergent dispenser
drawer.
The capsule is opened by the act of
inserting it in the detergent dispenser
drawer. The contents can run out of
the capsule if you then remove it
from the drawer before it is used.
In this case, dispose of the capsule
and do not re-use it.
For technical reasons a small amount
of water will remain in the capsule.
Deactivating/changing
CapDosing
 Touch the Cap  sensor and follow
the instructions in the display.
Adding stain remover
There are two options for adding stain
remover in addition to using the
automatic dispensing system:
– Use the Booster cap
– Add stain remover to the
 compartment.
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6. Start the programme - the end of a programme
Start the programme
 Touch the flashing Start/Stop sensor.
The door will lock (the  will appear in
the display to show this) and the
programme will start.
If a delay start time has been selected,
then this will count down in the display.
At the end of the delay start time or
immediately after the programme has
started (if no delay start time has been
selected), the programme duration will
appear in the display.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The washing
machine lets you know which section of
the programme has been reached.
The drum lighting switches off once the
programme has started.
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6. Start the programme - the end of a programme
At the end of a programme
The door is still locked during the anticrease phase and the following will
appear alternately in the display:
Cottons
Items left in the drum could discolour
other items in the next wash or
become discoloured themselves.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum.
 10:30
Anti-crease

1600 rpm
and

Press the Start/Stop button,
then unload the drum
 Press the Start/Stop button. This will
unlock the door.
 Pull open the door.
 Remove the laundry.
 Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
Tip: Leave the door slightly open to
allow the drum to dry.
 Switch the washing machine off with
the  button.
 If applicable, remove the used
capsule from the detergent
dispensing drawer.
Tip: Leave the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.
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Spinning
Final spin speed
Programme
rpm
Cottons
1600
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
900
Woollens 
1200*
Final spin speed in the
programme
When a programme is selected the
optimum spin speed for that
programme will appear in the display.
For programmes marked with a * in the
chart, the optimum spin speed is not
the maximum spin speed.
Denim
900
Shirts
900
You can reduce the final spin speed.
Automatic plus
1400
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart.
Freshen up
–
Dark garments
1200
Down duvets
1200
Rinse and interim spin
Outerwear
800
Proofing
1000
Separate rinse
1600*
Starch
1200
Silks 
600*
Sportswear
1200
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the
final spin speed will also reduce the
interim spin speed. If a spin speed of
less than 700 rpm is selected for the
Cottons programme, an additional rinse
is introduced.
Down filled items
1200
Curtains
600
First wash
1200
Pillows
1200
Drain / Spin
1600
Maintenance wash
900
Mixed items
1200-1600
QuickPower wash
1600
Express 20
1200
Steam care
–
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Spinning
To omit the final spin (Rinse
hold)
 Use the Further options button to
select the Rinse hold setting. The
laundry is not spun after the final
rinse and remains in the final rinse
water. This helps prevent creasing if
the laundry is not going to be
removed from the drum immediately
after the end of the programme.
– To start the final spin:
The washing machine will display the
maximum spin speed possible. You
can select a spin speed lower than
this. Start the final spin by pressing
the Start/Stop button.
– To end the programme:
Use the Spin speed button to select
the 0 rpm setting (Without spin) and
press the Start/Stop button.
The water will drain away.
To omit rinse and interim spin
and the final spin
 Press the Spin speed button.
 Select the 0 rpm setting.
After the last rinse, the water will be
pumped away and the anti-crease
phase will switch in.
In some programmes an additional rinse
is introduced with this setting.
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Delay start
With delay start you can choose when
you want the programme to start. You
can delay the start of the programme
from 15 minutes up to a maximum of 24
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
example.
To begin delay start
 Press the Start/Stop button to begin
delay start and the wash programme.
The following will appear in the display:
Cottons
To select delay start
The time of day needs to be set for
delay start to work correctly.
 Press the Delay start button.
The following will appear in the display:
Finish at
17 : 58
 10:30
Start at
11:46

1600 rpm
When the delay start time has elapsed,
the programme will begin and the
display will show the programme
duration and the programme sequence.
To change delay start
You can change delay start at any time.
 Press the Delay start button.
 Use the  and  sensors to enter the
hour and confirm your entry with the
OK sensor.
The minutes are now be highlighted in
white and can be set.
The minutes entry is set to 00 and can
be adjusted in 15 minute increments.
Finish at
Change the time

Start now
Back 

 Touch the OK sensor.
 Now enter the time you want.
 Use the  and  sensors to enter the
minutes and confirm your entry with
the OK sensor.
Tip: The values will count upwards and
downwards automatically if you touch
the  or  sensor continuously.
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Delay start
To cancel delay start and begin
the programme straight away
 Press the Delay start button.
Finish at
Change the time

Start now
Back 

 Touch the  sensor.
Start now
will be highlighted in white.
 Touch the OK sensor. The wash
programme will start.
To cancel delay start
 Press the Start/Stop button.
Selection
Cancel delay start


Add laundry
Save as a Favourite programme
 Touch the OK sensor.
The standard display will reappear and
the Start/Stop button will flash.
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
Programme chart
Cottons
cold to 90 °C
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabric, e.g. table linen, towelling,
underwear, T-shirts etc.
Notes
The settings 60 °/40 °C differ from / as follows:
– Shorter programme durations
– Longer temperature holding times
– Higher energy consumption
Where particularly high levels of hygiene are required please select a
temperature of 60 °C or higher.
/
Cottons
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Normally soiled cotton garments.
Notes
– These settings are the most efficient in terms of energy and water
consumption for washing cottons.
– With  the actual wash temperature reached will be lower than
60 °C although the wash performance is the same as with the
standard Cottons 60 °C programme.
Note for test institutes:
The test programme conforms to EN 60456 and the energy label to Directive
1061/2010.
Minimum iron
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 4.0 kg
Use for
Synthetic, mixed fibre and easy care cotton.
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabric which creases easily.
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Programme chart
Delicates
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre, rayon and
viscose.
Note
– Deselect the spin for items which crease easily.
Woollens 
cold to 40 °C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Use for
Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabric. If
the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the cold
setting.
Note
Reduce the spin speed for items which crease easily.
Denim
Notes
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
– Wash denim inside-out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first few
washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
– Close any zips, do up buttons etc. before washing.
Shirts
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 1.0 kg/2.0 kg
Use for
Shirts and blouses made of cotton and mixed fibre.
Notes
– Pre-treat soiled cuffs and collars if necessary.
– Wash silk shirts and blouses in the Silks  programme.
– If the pre-set Steam smoothing  option is switched off, the
maximum load capacity is increased to 2.0 kg.
Automatic plus
cold to 40 °C
Max. 6.0 kg
Use for
Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron
programmes.
Note
The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin speed)
are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure the best
possible care and wash result for each item.
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Programme chart
Freshen up
Use for
Max. load 1.0 kg
Dry, clean cotton, linen or mixed fibre garments which are slightly
creased.
The garments must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer   and
suitable for ironing  .
Notes
– Smaller loads give a better result.
– Remove garments as soon as the programme has finished and
then tumble dry using the Gentle smoothing programme or place
on a hanger to dry.
– Not suitable for garments made of wool or wool blend fabric.
Dark garments
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Black and dark items made of cotton or mixed fibres.
Note
Wash inside out.
Down duvets
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 2.5 kg
1 down duvet 2.20 m x 2.00 m
Use for
Quilts, duvets and pillows with feather or down filling.
Notes
– Remove air from the items before washing to prevent an excessive
build-up of foam. To do this either push the items into a narrow
laundry bag to compress them or tie the items together with a
washable strap.
– Observe the instructions on the wash care label.
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Programme chart
Outerwear
cold to 40 °C
Max. load 2.5 kg
Use for
Performance outerwear (e.g. jackets and trousers) made from
membrane fabric such as Gore-Tex®, SYMPATEX®,
WINDSTOPPER® etc.
Notes
– Zip up or close jackets before washing.
– Do not use fabric conditioner.
– If wished, these garments can also be re-proofed using the
Proofing programme. Proofing should not be done every time the
garment is washed.
Proofing
40 °C
Max. load 2.5 kg
Use for
Treating microfibre fabric, skiwear and table linen made from mainly
synthetic fibres to provide a water and dirt resistant finish.
Notes
– The items should be freshly laundered and spun or dried before
proofing.
– For best results, the items should be heat-treated afterwards either
in a tumble dryer or by ironing.
Separate rinse
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Rinsing handwashed items.
Note
Reduce the spin speed for items which crease easily.
Starch
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Starching table cloths, serviettes and workwear.
Notes
– Reduce the spin speed for items which crease easily.
– The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
conditioner.
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Programme chart
Silks 
cold to 30 °C
Max. load 1.0 kg
Use for
Silks and other handwashable fabric with no wool content.
Note
Place tights, bras etc. in a laundry bag.
Sportswear
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Sportswear such as singlets and leggings as well as microfibre and
fleece garments.
Notes
– Do not use fabric conditioner.
– Observe the manufacturer's care label.
Down filled items
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Use for
Jackets, sleeping bags, pillows and other down-filled items.
Notes
– Remove air from the items before washing to prevent an excessive
build-up of foam. To do this either push the items into a narrow
laundry bag to compress them or tie the items together with a
washable strap.
– Observe the instructions on the wash care label.
Curtains
cold to 40 °C
Max. load 2.0 kg
Use for
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by
the manufacturer.
Notes
– To remove dust, the Pre-wash option is selected automatically.
– For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
deselect the spin.
– Remove weights from curtains.
First wash
cold to 40 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
New cotton, towelling and synthetic items.
Note
Use this programme to wash any manufacturing residues out of new
items.
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Programme chart
Pillows
cold to 60 °C
2 pillows (40 x 80 cm) or
1 pillow (80 x 80 cm)
Use for
Synthetic filled washable pillows.
Note
– Remove air from the pillow before washing to prevent an
excessive build-up of foam. To do this either push the pillow into a
narrow laundry bag to compress it or tie the pillow together with a
washable strap.
– Observe the instructions on the wash care label.
Drain / Spin
Notes
Max. load 8.0 kg
– Drain only: Select 0 rpm for the spin speed.
– Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.
Maintenance wash
75 °C
Empty
With frequent washing at low temperatures there is a danger of a build-up of
bacteria in the washing machine.
Cleaning the washing machine will significantly reduce bacteria, mould and
biofilm and prevent the build-up of unpleasant odours.
Notes
– Optimum results can be achieved by using Miele machine cleaner.
Alternatively, a universal powder detergent can be used.
– Dispense the machine cleaner or universal detergent directly into
the drum.
– Do not load any laundry. The drum must be empty for the
maintenance wash.
Favourites
Note
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You can save your own customised wash programmes as favourite
programmes under names of your choice. These will then be sorted
alphabetically. Please see "Favourites" for more information.
Programme chart
Mixed items
–
Use for
A load consisting of various items with different garment care labels
which is too small for a standard programme.
You can choose from a list of 19 different items.
Note
The washing machine automatically adjusts the wash process to suit
the laundry mix. Please see "Mixed items" for more details.
QuickPower wash
60 °C – 40 °C
Max. load 5.0 kg
Use for
Normally soiled garments which are also suitable for washing in the
Cottons programme.
Note
– A special saturation process and wash rhythm ensure that the
laundry is cleaned particularly quickly and thoroughly.
Express 20
cold to 40 °C
Max. load 3.5 kg
Use for
Cotton garments that have hardly been worn or are only very lightly
soiled.
Note
The Short option is activated automatically.
Steam care
Use for
Max. load 2.0 kg
Reducing the amount of creasing in damp, freshly washed and spun
cotton or linen garments.
The garments must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer   and
suitable for ironing  .
Notes
– 5-6 shirts make up a load of approx. 2.0 kg.
– Smaller loads give a better result.
– Remove garments as soon as the programme has finished and
then tumble dry using the Gentle smoothing programme or place
on a hanger to dry.
– Not suitable for garments made of wool or wool blend fabric.
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Favourites
To enter a name
You can save your own customised
wash programmes under names of
your choice.
You can enter any name of up to 10
characters for the programme.
The saved favourite programmes will be
sorted alphabetically.
To create a favourite
programme

     
You have selected and started your
chosen programme.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
Selection
Cancel programme
Add laundry
Save as a Favourite programme
 Scroll through the list using the
 or  sensor to:
Enter name


 A Ä B C D
 Scroll through the list of characters
with the  and  sensors until the
first character you require is
highlighted in white. Confirm the
character with the OK sensor.
Tip: Key to the symbols:  (space), 
(numbers),  (upper case),  (lower
case),  (delete),  (back)
To save a name
Save name
Selection
Save as a Favourite programme
Activate safety lock
Back 
 Confirm with the OK sensor.


Michael 1 
    
  1 2 3 4 5
 Scroll through the list of characters
with the  and  sensors until the
 symbol is highlighted in white.
Confirm the symbol with the
OK sensor.
The programme will be saved under the
name you have entered.
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Favourites
To delete a favourite
programme
If you have already saved ten favourite
programmes, you will need to delete
one of these before you can save a new
one.
 Turn the programme selector to
Favourites.
 Select the Delete option in the display.
 Select the favourite programme you
want to delete and confirm with the
OK sensor.
 Confirm Delete with the OK sensor.
The favourite programme will be
deleted.
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Mixed items
Compiling the list of items
You can now select the following:
Use the Mixed items programme if you
do not have enough laundry to run a
standard programme but you want to
wash a few lightly soiled items with
different garment care instructions.
– Add another item:
Change / add to selection
– Wash the items selected:
Finish selection
The washing machine will use the list of
items to select the most suitable
programme automatically.
 Turn the programme selector to
Mixed items.
– Display the items as a list:
Display selection
– Delete the entire list of selected
items:
Clear selection (completely)
A list of items in alphabetical order will
appear in the display.
 Select the option you want with the 
and  sensors and confirm your
selection with the OK sensor.
 Use the  and  sensors to search
for the item you want and confirm
your selection with the OK sensor.
Washing the items
The item selected will have a  next to
it and the following will appear in the
display:
Mixed items
Change / add to selection
Finish selection
Display selection
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

You have put together the list of items
and selected Finish selection.
Information regarding the programme
may appear in the display, e.g. use of
detergent.
 Confirm the information with the OK
sensor.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The programme will start.
Options
Options are selected and deselected via
the relevant buttons and the display.
ECO
This option reduces energy
consumption whilst maintaining
cleaning efficiency. This is achieved by
increasing the wash duration and at the
same time reducing the wash
temperature selected.
Extra gentle
This option decreases mechanical
action in order to reduce creasing.
Extra quiet
 Press the button for the option you
want.
The relevant button will light up.
Not all options are suitable for use with
every programme.
You can only select options which are
compatible with the programme being
used.
ProgrammeManager
The ProgrammeManager option can be
used to customise the washing
programmes to suit your requirements.
Intensive
For hard-wearing laundry that is very
heavily soiled. Cleaning efficiency is
increased through more intense
mechanical action and the application
of more heat energy.
This option reduces noise levels during
the programme. Use this if you want to
wash during quiet periods (for instance
when children are sleeping). The
machine will activate the "Rinse hold"
option and not spin. The programme
duration is longer.
AllergoWash
This option should be used where high
standards of hygiene are required. More
energy is used to lengthen temperature
holding times and more water is used to
increase rinsing efficiency.
Not all ProgrammeManager options
are suitable for use with every
programme. Please refer to the "Wash
programme chart ProgrammeManager" for a list of
suitable programmes.
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Options
Steam smoothing 
Further options
Steam is injected into the drum at the
end of the wash process. Reducing the
maximum load by 50% will give a better
result. For steam smoothing to work
properly there needs to be a certain
amount of residual moisture still present
in the laundry and so the final spin
speed is adjusted accordingly.
Soak
The garments must be suitable for
drying in a tumble dryer   and
suitable for ironing  .
The factory default setting is
30 minutes.
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains.
A duration of between 30 minutes and
5 hours in 30 minute increments can be
chosen for the soak process. See
"Settings" for more information.
Rinse hold
Short
Use this option for light soiling with no
visible staining.
The wash duration is reduced.
Stains
In order to clean stained laundry more
effectively you can choose from a list of
various types of stains. The wash
programme will then adapt to the types
of stains selected. You can select a
maximum of three stains per wash
cycle.
The laundry is not spun after the final
rinse and remains in the final rinse
water. This helps prevent creasing if the
laundry is not going to be removed from
the drum immediately after the end of
the programme.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt,
e.g. dust and sand.
Water plus
The water level in the wash and rinse
stages is increased.
You can select by how much the water
level is increased, see "Settings, Water
plus level".
Extra rinse
An additional rinse cycle is carried out
to give a better rinse result.
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Options
Wash programme chart - ProgrammeManager
Intensive
ECO
Extra
gentle
Extra
quiet
AllergoWash
ProgrammeManager cannot be selected with programmes which are not listed in
the chart below.
Cottons
X
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
X
X
Woollens 
–
–
–
X
–
Denim
X
X
X
X
X
Shirts
X
X
X
X
X
Automatic plus
X
X
X
X
X
Dark garments
X
X
X
X
X
Down duvets
X
X
X
–
X
Outerwear
X
X
X
X
X
Proofing
–
–
–
X
–
Separate rinse
–
–
–
X
–
Starch
–
–
–
X
–
Silks 
–
–
–
X
–
Sportswear
X
X
X
X
X
Curtains
X
X
X
X
X
First wash
–
–
X
X
–
Pillows
X
X
X
X
X
Express 20
–
–
–
X
–
X = Can be selected
– = Cannot be selected
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Options
Wash programme chart - Options
None of the options can be selected with programmes which are not listed in the
chart below.
Steam smoothing 
Short
Stains
Cottons
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
Denim
X
X
X
X
X
–
X
–
–
1)
Shirts
X
Automatic plus
X
2)
Freshen up
X
Dark garments
X
X
X
Outerwear
–
X
X
Separate rinse
X
–
–
Sportswear
–
X
X
Down filled items
–
–
X
Curtains
X
–
X
Pillows
–
–
X
Mixed items
QuickPower wash
depending on the items selected
X
Express 20
X
Steam care
X
X = Can be selected
– = Cannot be selected
1)
= Can be deselected
2)
= Cannot be deselected
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2)
–
X
1)
–
–
–
–
Options
Wash programme chart - Further options
Soak
Water plus
Pre-wash
Extra rinse
Rinse hold
None of the options can be selected with programmes which are not listed in the
chart below.
Cottons
X
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
X
X
Woollens 
–
–
–
–
X
Denim
X
X
X
X
X
Shirts
X
X
X
X
X
Automatic plus
X
–
X
–
X
Dark garments
X
X
X
X
X
Down duvets
–
X
X
X
X
Outerwear
X
X
X
X
X
Proofing
–
–
–
–
X
Separate rinse
–
–
–
–
X
Starch
–
–
–
–
X
Silks 
–
–
–
–
X
Sportswear
X
X
X
X
X
Down filled items
–
X
X
X
X
X
X
1)
Curtains
–
X
X
First wash
–
X
–
X
X
Pillows
–
X
X
X
X
Mixed items
depending on the items selected
QuickPower wash
–
X
–
–
X
Express 20
–
–
–
–
X
X
= Can be selected
–
= Cannot be selected
1)
= Can be deselected
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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Cottons



2-5
Minimum iron



Delicates


Woollens 

Denim
1)2)3)

2-4
2)3)


2-4
2)3)



2



2-4
Shirts



3-4
Automatic plus



Dark garments


Down duvets

Outerwear

2)3)

3)

2-4
2)3)


3-5
2)3)



3-4
3)




3-4
3)

Proofing
–


1

Separate rinse
–
–

2

Starch


–
–

Silks 



2

3)

3)

3)

3)

3)



2-3
Down filled items



3-4
Curtains



3-4
First wash



2-3



3-4

–
–
–
–




3

Sportswear
4)
4)
Pillows
Drain / Spin
Maintenance wash
Mixed items
depending on the items selected
QuickPower wash



2

Express 20



1

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Programme sequence
 = Low water level
 = Medium water level
Special features in the
programme sequence

= Intensive rhythm

= Normal rhythm

= Sensitive rhythm

= Ultra sensitive rhythm

= Handwash rhythm
Anti-crease:
At the end of the programme the drum
continues to turn at intervals for up to
30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
Exception: There is no anti-crease
phase in the Woollens  and Silks 
programmes.
The door can be opened at any time
during the anti-crease phase.

= Carried out
1)
–
= Not carried out
If a temperature of 60 °C or higher is
selected, or with  and 
temperatures, 2 rinses are carried out.
If a temperature of less than 60 °C is
selected, 3 rinses are carried out.
2)
An additional rinse is carried out if:
 = High water level
The washing machine has fully
electronic controls with automatic load
recognition. It takes in the right amount
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry
and its absorbency rate.
The programme sequences shown in
the chart are based on the standard
programme with a full load.
The washing machine programme
sequence display shows which stage of
the programme has been reached.
– there is too much foam in the drum
– a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
been selected
– the spin speed has been deselected
3)
An additional rinse is carried out if:
– Additional rinse has been selected.
4)
Run-up to spin: A run-up to spin is
carried out before the wash process
begins to deflate down filled items.
Subsequent water intake for the main
wash is through compartment .
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Programme sequence
Cottons and Minimum iron
PowerWash 2.0, the washing technique
developed by Miele, is activated in the
Cottons programme with small and
medium-sized loads and in the
Minimum iron programme
How it works
Conventional washing techniques wash
with more water than the laundry can
absorb. This total volume of water
needs to be heated.
The PowerWash 2.0 washing technique
only uses slightly more water than the
laundry can absorb. The water which
has not been absorbed by the laundry
heats up the drum and the laundry and
is sprayed into the laundry over and
over again. This reduces the amount of
energy used.
Activation
The washing machine calculates the
load at the beginning of the wash
programme. PowerWash 2.0 is
activated if the following conditions are
present:
– there is a small to medium-sized
laundry load in the Cottons
programme and in the Minimum iron
programme.
– the temperature selected must not be
more than 60 °C.
– the final spin speed selected must
not be lower than 600 rpm.
– CapDosing (, ) ) has not been
selected for the main wash.
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With some options (e.g. Pre-wash,
Water plus) PowerWash 2.0 is not
activated.
Special features
– Drenching phase
The washing machine will spin a few
times at the beginning of the
programme. During spinning, the
water discharged is sprayed back
into the laundry in order to achieve
optimum moisture penetration.
The optimum water level is set at the
end of the drenching phase. If
necessary, the washing machine will
pump water away or take in a little
more fresh water.
– Noises during the heating phase
Unusual bubbling noises can occur
while the laundry and the drum are
being heated.
– Use of detergent
Make sure you add the correct
amount of detergent (for smaller
loads).
For optimum detergent application,
use the TwinDos function.
Garment care label symbols
Drying
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicates the
level of agitation permitted.
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature

No bar under the symbol:
= normal agitation

One bar under the symbol:
= reduced agitation

Two bars under the symbol:
= much reduced agitation

Hot iron (max. sole plate temp.
approx. 200 °C)

Hand wash (if no temperature is
specified, use the lowest
temperature or cold)

Medium hot iron (max. sole
plate temp. approx. 150 °C)

Do not wash

Cool iron (max. sole plate temp.
approx. 110 °C).

Normal temperature

Low temperature

Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
Programme selection examples
Programme
Do not steam iron garments
carrying this symbol as this
could cause irreversible
damage.
Garment care label
symbols
Cottons


Minimum iron

Delicates

Woollens 

Silks 

Do not iron
Professional cleaning


Dry clean only. The letters
indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.


Professional Wet Clean only
Express 20


Do not dry clean
Automatic plus

Bleaching

Any oxidising bleaching agent
can be used

Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine bleach

Do not bleach
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Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Interrupting a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started:
 Switch the washing machine off with
the  button.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
 Switch the washing machine back on
with the  button to continue with
the same programme.
The following will appear in the display:
Selection

Cancel programme

Add laundry
Save as a Favourite programme
 Touch the OK sensor.
The suds will be pumped away. The
following will appear in the display:
Cottons
10:30
Changing a programme
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different
programme.
Temperature
With the exception of the Cottons
programme, it is possible to select a
different temperature up to 5 minutes
after the programme has started.
 Press the Temperature button.
Programme cancelled

1600 rpm
 Use the ,  and OK sensors to
change the temperature.
 Pull open the door.
Spin speed
 Remove the laundry.
It is possible to change the spin speed
up until the final spin begins.
If you want to select a different
programme
 Press the Spin speed button.
 Close the door.
 Select the programme you want.
 Add detergent to the detergent
dispenser drawer, if necessary.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The new programme will begin.
 Use the ,  and OK sensors to
change the spin speed.
Options
It is possible to select or deselect the
Short and Water plus options up to 5
minutes after the programme has
started.
Tip: It is not possible to make any
changes to the programme or to cancel
it if the safety lock has been activated.
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Changing the programme sequence
Please note:
Adding or removing laundry
after the programme has
started
Once a programme has started the
washing machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Selection
Cancel programme
Add laundry
Save as a Favourite programme
 Scroll up the list with the  or 
sensor to:


Save as a Favourite programme
Activate safety lock
 Touch the OK sensor.
The door cannot be opened, if:
– the suds temperature is above 55 °C.
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the Spin
stage.
Selection
Add laundry
For this reason, if laundry is added or
removed after the start of a programme,
the machine will always complete the
programme cycle assuming a full load


If this message does not appear in the
display then it is no longer possible to
add or remove items of laundry.
If you want to open the door when the
above conditions are present you will
need to cancel the programme.
The safety lock will remain activated if
the temperature in the drum is above
55 °C. The lock will not deactivate
until the temperature has dropped to
below 55 °C.
The programme will stop and the door
will unlock.
 Pull open the door.
 Add or remove items.
 Close the door.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The programme will continue.
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Changing the programme sequence
To deactivate the safety lock
Safety lock
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The safety lock prevents the
temperature, spin speed or options
being altered during a wash
programme.
The following will appear in the display:
Selection
Save as a Favourite programme
To activate the safety lock
Deactivate safety lock
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Selection
Cancel programme
Add laundry
Save as a Favourite programme
 Scroll up the list with the  or 
sensor to:


Back 
Cancel programme
 Touch the OK sensor.


The following will appear in the display:
 Locked
The safety lock is now activated.
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Back 

 Use the  sensor to scroll through
the list to Deactivate safety lock and
confirm your entry with the OK
sensor.
The following will appear in the display:
 Unlocked
The safety lock is now deactivated.
Selection
Activate safety lock

Detergent
The correct detergent
Dispensing aids
All detergents produced for automatic
washing machines are suitable. Follow
the manufacturer's instructions and
dosage recommendations on the
packaging.
Use dispensing aids, (e.g. balls) if these
are supplied with the detergent,
particularly when using liquid detergent.
For users in Asia:
please use a low foaming detergent
suitable for use in front-loading
machines
When purchasing detergent buy refill
packs wherever possible. This helps
reduce the amount of waste packaging.
The right amount to dispense
will depend on the following:
– the soiling level of the load
– the quantity of the laundry
– the water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
Refill packs of detergent
Fabric conditioner and liquid
starch
Fabric conditioner
makes garments soft to handle and
helps prevent static cling when tumble
drying.
Starch
stiffens and gives body to items of
laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed
linen.
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in areas
with water hardness levels II and III.
Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging. First add
detergent and then the water softener.
You can then use the recommended
amount of detergent for water hardness
level I.
Water hardness levels
Hardness
scale
Hardness level
in mmol/l
German scale
°d
I (soft)
0 – 1.5
0 – 8.4
II (medium)
1.5 – 2.5
8.4 – 14
III (hard)
above 2.5
above 14
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Detergent
Miele recommended detergents
Miele detergents and care products have been specially designed for Miele
washing machines. They are available to order via the internet at www.mieleshop.com or from Miele.
Miele
UltraPhase 1 / 2
Miele
Cap 
Miele
Cap 
Miele
Cap 
Cottons

–


Minimum iron

–


Delicates

, , 

–
Woollens 
–
, 
–
–
Denim

–

–
Shirts

–


Automatic plus

–


Dark garments

–

–
Down duvets
–

–
–
Outerwear
–

–
–
Proofing
–
–

–
Separate rinse
–
–

–
Silks 
–

–
–
Sportswear
–

–
–
Down filled items
–

–
–
Curtains

–
–

First wash

–

–
Pillows

–
–
–
Mixed items

–

–
QuickPower wash

–
–
–
Express 20

–

–
 Recommended
 Sport
 SilkCare
–
 Down
 Fabric conditioner
 Outdoor
 Reproofing
 WoolCare
 Booster
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Not recommended
Detergent
Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive
(EU) Nr. 1015/2010
The recommendations apply to the temperature ranges given in the Programme
chart.
Universal
Coloureds
Delicates and
woollens
Specialist
detergent
Cottons


–
–
Minimum iron
–

–
–
Delicates
–
–

–
Woollens 
–
–


1)
Denim
–

–

Shirts


–
–
Automatic plus
–

–
–
1)
Dark garments
–

–

Down duvets
–
–


Outerwear
–
–


Silks 
–
–


Sportswear
–
–


Down filled items
Curtains
First wash
Pillows
Maintenance wash
Mixed items
1)
–



–
–

–

–
–
–
2)
–
2)

1)
–


–
–

depending on the items selected - observe the
information in the display
QuickPower wash

Express 20
–

1)

–
–
–
–
 Recommended
1)
Liquid detergent
–
2)
Powder detergent
Not recommended
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Detergent
Fabric conditioner and liquid
starch at the end of the
programme
Manual dispensing
You can dispense fabric conditioner
either by using automatic dispensing or
via the detergent dispenser
compartment.
Automatic dispensing
One of the automatic dispensing
containers must be filled with fabric
conditioner.
 Touch the Dos  sensor.
 Activate the appropriate container.
Fabric conditioner will be dispensed in
the last rinse.
 Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to the  compartment or
insert the appropriate capsule. Do
not exceed the maximum level
mark.
The agent will be automatically
dispensed in the last rinse. At the end
of the programme a small amount of
water will remain in the 
compartment.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube regularly.
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Detergent
Colour run and dye removers/dyes
 Colour run and dye removers
can cause corrosion in the washing
machine.
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.
 When using the washing
machine to dye fabric it is essential
to select the Water plus option.
Adding fabric conditioner separately
 Add fabric conditioner to the 
compartment or insert the
appropriate capsule.
 Select the Separate rinse programme.
 Change the spin speed if necessary.
 Activate the Cap  sensor if using a
capsule.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
Adding starch separately
 Add liquid starch to the 
compartment and powder or viscous
starch to the  compartment.
 Select the Starch programme.
 Change the spin speed if necessary.
 Activate the Cap  sensor if using a
capsule.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the drum
(Hygiene info)
Washing at low temperatures and/or
using liquid detergent can cause
bacteria and unpleasant odours to build
up in the washing machine. Use the
Maintenance wash programme to clean
the machine. Run this programme
regularly or at the latest when Hygiene
info: Run a programme with a minimum
temperature of 75°C.
appears in the
Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer
Washing at low temperatures and the
use of liquid detergent can lead to a
build-up of mould and bacteria in the
detergent dispenser drawer.
 Clean the entire drawer at regular
intervals for hygiene reasons, even if
you are using the TwinDos system
exclusively.
display.
External casing and fascia
panel
 Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply before
cleaning or maintenance.
 The washing machine must not
be hosed down.
 Clean the casing and fascia panel
with a mild non-abrasive cleaning
agent or soap and water using a well
wrung-out cloth. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
 The drum can be cleaned with a
proprietary stainless steel cleaning
agent, following the manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
 Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or multipurpose cleaning agents. These
could damage plastic surfaces and
other parts.
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 Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release button and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
 Clean the drawer with hot water.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon tube and the
channel
Liquid starch can cause the siphon
to become clogged. Make sure that
you clean the siphon and siphon
tube particularly thoroughly after
using liquid starch a few times.
 Clean the fabric conditioner channel
with a brush and hot water.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
 Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from the 
compartment and rinse under hot
running water. Clean the siphon tube
at the same time.
2. Replace the siphon.
 Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
 Replace the detergent dispenser
drawer.
Tip: Leave the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the TwinDos system
 If the system has not been used
for a long time (more than two
months) the detergent in the hoses
can become viscous.
The hoses could become blocked
and would then need to be cleaned
by a service technician.
Clean the TwinDos system every
time you change brand of liquid
detergent or fabric conditioner or if
the system has not been used for a
long period of time.
The washing machine has a cleaning
programme for cleaning the TwinDos
system containers and the hoses inside
the washing machine.
The TwinDos containers (optional
accessory) are required to carry out
cleaning.
Starting the maintenance programme
 Switch on the washing machine and
wait until the standard display lights
up.
 Touch the  and  sensors at the
same time until the following appears
in the display:
Settings
Language 


TwinDos
Time of day
The Settings menu is activated.
 Touch the  sensor to select the
TwinDos option and activate this with
the OK sensor.
 Touch the  sensor to select the
Maintenance option and activate this
with the OK sensor.
Rinses
Container 1
Container 2
Container 1 + 2
 Touch the  or  sensor until the
container (or containers) you want
appears in the display and confirm
this with the OK sensor.


 Touch the  sensor to select the Start
rinse option and confirm this with the
OK sensor.
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Cleaning and care
The following will appear in the display:
 Fill containers 1 + 2 to the line with water
and replace
 Fill one or both of the TwinDos
containers up to the mark with water
and push it/them into the
compartment.
The following will appear in the display:
 Please close the door and press Start
 Close the door and press the flashing
Start/Stop button.
Cleaning will start.
After cleaning you can fill one or both
containers with new liquid detergent
and/or fabric conditioner.
Cleaning the compartments
Detergent residue can cause clogging.
 Use a damp cloth to clean the
compartment interior when you
change the cartridge or container.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filter
 First turn off the stopcock.
The washing machine has a filter to
protect the water inlet valve. The
accessible filter in the union at the open
end of the inlet hose should be checked
every six months or so, or more often if
there are frequent interruptions to the
water supply.
 Unscrew the inlet hose from the
stopcock.
 Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
 Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove it.
Clean the plastic filter.
 Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water
drips out, tighten the connection.
The filter must be put back in place
after cleaning.
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Problem solving guide
Minor faults in the performance of the washing machine, some of which may result
from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service
Department.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a fault, and to correct it.
You should, however, note the following:
 Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably
qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
Cause and remedy
The display remains
There is no power to the machine.
dark, and the Start/Stop  Check whether the mains plug is plugged in and
button indicator light
switched on.
does not come on.
 Check whether the fuse or circuit breaker has
tripped.
The washing machine has switched off automatically
to save energy.
 Switch it back on with the  button.
The display prompts
you to enter a code.
Access via a code has been activated.
 Enter the code and confirm the entry. Deactivate
the code if you do not wish this message to
appear in the display the next time the machine is
switched on.
The following appears
in the display:
 Door lock
The door is not closed properly. The door lock could
not engage.
 Close the door again.
 Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears again, contact the
Service Department.
The door will not lock. Call
Service.
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The following fault messages appear in the display and the
programme stops
Problem
Cause and remedy

The water outlet is blocked or restricted.
The drain hose has been fixed too high.
 Clean the drain filters and the drain pump.
 The maximum delivery head is 1 m.
Drainage fault
Clean the drain filter
and the pump.
Check the drain
hose.

Water intake fault
Open the stopcock
The water inlet is blocked or restricted.
 Check whether the stopcock is opened properly.
 Check whether the inlet hose is kinked.
 Check whether the water pressure is too low.
The filter in the water inlet is blocked.
 Clean the filter.

Technical fault F
If restart is
unsuccessful call
Service.

Waterproof system
reacted
Close the stopcock.
There is a fault.
 Disconnect the washing machine from the mains
electricity supply, either by switching off at the wall
socket and withdrawing the plug, or by
disconnecting the relevant fuse on the mains fuse
board.
 Wait at least 2 minutes, before reconnecting the
washing machine to the mains electricity supply.
 Then switch the washing machine on again.
 Restart the programme.
If the fault message appears again, contact the
Service Department.
The water protection system has reacted.
 Close the stopcock.
 Call the Service Department.
Call Service.
To switch off the fault messages: Switch the washing machine off with the 
button.
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A message appears in the display at the end of the programme
Message
Cause and remedy

The pumps are dirty.
 Clean the pumps as described in "Problem solving
guide - Opening the door in the event of a blocked
drain outlet and/or power failure"
 Start the programme again after cleaning the
pumps.
Intensive flow: Clean
the filter and jets or
remove foreign
objects from the
pump housing.
The jet in the top of the door ring is blocked with fluff.
 Remove the fluff with your finger. Do not use any
sharp or pointed tools to do this.
 Start the programme again after cleaning the jet.
If the fault message appears again, contact the
Service Department. The washing machine can still
be used but with reduced functionality.

Align the washing
machine
The smoothing process which the laundry undergoes
at the end of the programme could not be carried out
properly.
 Check whether the washing machine is aligned
correctly as described in "Installation and
connection - Levelling the machine".
 Check whether the maximum delivery height of
1 m has been exceeded.
If the fault message appears again, contact the
Service Department. The washing machine can still
be used but with reduced functionality.
The messages will appear at the end of the programme and when the washing
machine is switched on and need to be confirmed with the OK sensor.
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Problem solving guide
A message appears in the display at the end of the programme
Message
Cause and remedy

Check dosage
Excessive foam has built up during washing.
 Check the amount of detergent dispensed.
 With automatic detergent dispensing check the
dosage amount set.
 Observe the instructions on the detergent
packaging and the degree of soiling of the laundry.
 If necessary, reduce the dosage amount by
increments of 10%.

Hygiene info: Run a
A programme using a temperature above 60 °C has
not been run for a long time.
 In order to prevent bacteria and unpleasant odours
building up in the machine, run the Maintenance
wash programme using Miele machine cleaner or
powder detergent.
programme with a
minimum
temperature of
75°C.

Very few wash
cycles can now be
run. Please order a
The detergent in the cartridges is running low. There
are between 4 and 8 wash cycles remaining.
 Order new cartridges.
new cartridge for
compartment 1.

Insert a new
cartridge or fill
container 1
or
Insert a new
cartridge or fill
container 2. Monitor
The TwinDos container (or containers) is empty.
 Fill the container or containers with liquid
detergent or fabric conditioner or replace the
cartridge(s).
 Check if the laundry is clean. There may not have
been enough detergent.
If necessary, wash the items again.
wash results.
The messages will appear at the end of the programme and when the washing
machine is switched on and need to be confirmed with the OK sensor.
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Problem solving guide
Problems with TwinDos
Problem
Cause and remedy
No detergent and/or
fabric conditioner was
dispensed.
Automatic dispensing has not been activated.
 Touch the Dos  sensor before running the next
programme.
Automatic dispensing will be activated.
No detergent/fabric conditioner was dispensed even
though automatic dispensing was activated.
 Try again.
 If detergent is still not dispensed, call the Service
Department.
There are dark specks
in the liquid detergent.
Mould has developed in the detergent.
 Pour the liquid detergent out of the container and
then clean the container thoroughly.
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Problem solving guide
General problems with the washing machine
Problem
Cause and remedy
The machine shakes
during the spin cycle.
The machine feet are not level.
 Level the machine and adjust the feet correctly.
The laundry has not
The machine detected an imbalance during the final
been spun properly and spin cycle and reduced the spin speed automatically.
is still wet.
 Include both large and small items in the load as
this will give better distribution during spinning.
Strange pump noises
can be heard.
This is not a fault.
These slurping noises occur at the end of the pump
sequence as a normal part of operation.
Large amounts of
detergent residue
remain in the detergent
dispenser drawer.
The water pressure is too low.
 Clean the water inlet filter.
 It may be useful to select the Water plus option.
Powder detergent used in conjunction with water
softeners tends to become sticky.
 In future, add washing powder into the dispenser
drawer first, and then add the water softener.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not correctly positioned or is
completely dispensed
clogged.
or too much water
 Clean the siphon, see "Cleaning and care remains in the 
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer".
compartment.
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Problem solving guide
General problems with the washing machine
Problem
Cause and remedy
At the end of the
The small pipe in the detergent dispenser drawer onto
programme there is still which the capsule is placed is blocked.
liquid in the capsule.
 Clean the small pipe.
This is not a fault.
For technical reasons a small amount of water will
remain in the capsule.
There is water next to
the capsule in the fabric
conditioner
compartment.
The Cap  sensor was not activated or an empty
capsule was not removed at the end of the last
programme.
 Make sure that you remember to activate the Cap
 sensor the next time you insert a capsule.
 Remove and then dispose of the empty capsule at
the end of each programme.
The small pipe in the detergent dispenser drawer onto
which the capsule is placed is blocked.
 Clean the small pipe.
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has been selected in "Settings,
Language ".
 Set the language you want. The flag symbol will
guide you.
The display is dark.
The display has switched off automatically to save
energy (Standby mode).
 Press a button. Standby comes to an end.
Steam comes out of the
detergent dispenser
drawer while steam is
being generated.
This is not a fault.
Steam may emerge from the detergent dispenser
drawer, depending on the amount of laundry and the
ambient temperature.
Noises while steam is
being generated.
This is not a fault.
These noises occur when steam is being generated
and when steam is being injected into the drum.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Cause and remedy
Liquid detergent does
not give the required
result.
Liquid detergents usually contain no bleaching
agents. They do not remove fruit, coffee and tea
stains.
 Use the Miele 2 Phase System. The targeted
addition of UltraPhase 2 during the wash process
removes stains effectively.
 Use a general purpose powder detergent
containing a bleaching agent.
Grey, greasy particles
Insufficient amounts of detergent were used to break
cling to washed laundry. down the particles of grease in heavily soiled laundry.
 Use more detergent.
 Before washing the next load, run the Maintenance
wash using Miele machine cleaner or a powder
detergent.
White residues which
look like powder
detergent are seen on
dark textiles after
washing.
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The detergent contained compounds (zeolites) to aid
water softening which are not soluble in water. These
have ended up on the laundry.
 Try and brush off the residues with a soft brush
once the laundry is dry.
 Wash dark textiles using a detergent which
contains no zeolites. Liquid detergents usually
contain no zeolites.
 Use the Dark garments programme.
Problem solving guide
The door will not open
Problem
Cause and remedy
The door cannot be
pulled open during a
programme.
The drum is locked during a programme.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
 Use the  sensor to select Cancel programme or
Add laundry.
The door will unlock and you will be able to pull it
open.
There is still water in the drum and the machine is
unable to drain.
 Clean the drain filter and the drain pump as
described in "Opening the door in the event of a
blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".
The water level in the drum is too high.
 Cancel the programme. The water will be pumped
away.
Comfort cooling
appears in the display
after a programme has
been cancelled.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if
the suds temperature is higher than 55 °C.
 Wait until the temperature in the drum has
decreased and the message has gone out in the
display.
The door will not open
after the Steam care or
Freshen up programme
has finished.
The Steam care or Freshen up programme has been
started several times one after the other. The steam
has caused the temperature in the drum to rise above
55°C and the door is locked to prevent the risk of
burning.
 Wait a few minutes until the temperature in the
drum has decreased.
The following appears
in the display:
 Door release
The door lock has jammed.
 Call the Service Department.
Door release
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Problem solving guide
Opening the door in the event
of a blocked drain outlet and/
or power failure
 Switch off the washing machine.
Procedure for draining the washing
machine
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filters completely or take them right
out.
 Place a suitable container, e.g. a
Miele universal oven tray under the
access panel.
 Press the drain pump access panel.
The panel will spring open.
Blocked drain outlet
If the drain outlet is blocked, a large
quantity of water can remain in the
washing machine.
 If laundry has been washed at a
high temperature, water draining out
of the machine will still be hot.
Danger of scalding!
Take care when draining the
machine.
 Slowly and carefully unscrew the
filters to let the water out. Be careful
not to release too much water at
once. If the flow of water is too
strong, some water can seep into the
washing machine base and activate
the water protection float switch. This
will prevent the washing machine
from functioning.
 Tighten the drain filters back up again
if you need to interrupt the flow of
water.
Once the flow of water ceases:
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 Remove the drain filters completely.
 Replace the drain filters correctly (on
the right and left) and tighten them
securely.
 Water leaking from the washing
machine can cause damage.
Replace and tighten the drain filters
securely.
Opening the door
 Always make sure that the drum
 Clean them thoroughly.
is stationary before reaching in to
remove laundry. Reaching into a
moving drum is extremely dangerous.
 Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impellers by
hand to check that they rotate freely.
 Use a screwdriver to unlock the door.
 Pull open the door.
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After sales service
Repairs
Guarantee: U.K.
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact:
In the U.K, the washing machine is
guaranteed for 2 years from the date of
purchase.
– your Miele Dealer, or
– Miele (Contact details for Miele are
given at the end of this booklet).
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your machine, both of which
are shown on the data plate visible
above the porthole glass when the door
is open.
In the U.K. you must activate your cover
by calling 0330 160 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
Guarantee: Other countries
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See end of this
booklet for contact details.
Optional accessories
Optional spare parts and accessories
for this washing machine are available
from your Miele Dealer, the Miele Spare
Parts Department or via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for training
purposes.
N.B. A call-out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as
described in these instructions.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Inlet hose with Waterproof system
f Door
b Electrical supply cable
g Access to drain filter, drain pump and
emergency release
c Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
d Control panel
h Access panel for TwinDos containers
i Four height adjustable feet
e Detergent dispenser drawer
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Drain hose
e Inlet hose with Waterproof system
b Transport clips for electrical supply
cable, inlet and drain hoses
f Safety caps for transit bars
c Electrical supply cable
d Protruding lid for holding when
moving the machine
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g Transport clips for inlet and drain
hoses and for storing transit bars
when not in use
Installation and connection
Installation surface
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.
Please note:
 The machine must be level and
securely positioned.
 To avoid vibrations during spinning,
the machine should not be installed
on soft floor coverings.
Transporting the washing
machine to its installation site
To manoeuvre the washing machine out
of its packing case to its installation
site, hold it by the front feet as well as
by the edge of the lid where it protrudes
to the rear of the machine.
 Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
Removing the transit bars
If installing on a wooden joist floor:
 We recommend a plywood base at
least 59 x 52 x 3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joist and not only the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables first.
Tip: If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
 There is the danger of the
washing machine moving about
during spinning and falling off a
plinth.
For this reason, if the machine is
installed on a raised plinth (concrete
or brick), it has to be secured against
slippage using an MTS floor/plinth
mounting kit (available from Miele).
 To remove the left and right covers
1. Pull on the attached stopper,
2. then use a screwdriver to release the
catches at the top and bottom.
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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
 pull the transit bar out.
 pull the transit bar out.
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 To avoid the risk of injury, the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after the transit bars have
been removed.
 Secure the transit bars to the back of
the washing machine. Make sure the
top catch is located above the holder.
 The washing machine must not
 Plug the holes with the plastic caps
as illustrated.
be moved without the transit bars in
place. Store them 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.
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Installation and connection
Levelling the machine
The washing machine must stand
perfectly level on all four feet to ensure
safe and proper operation.
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.
 Use a spirit level to check that the
washing 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 a danger of the machine
moving about.
 Using the spanner supplied turn
counter nut 2 in a clockwise direction.
Then turn counter nut 2 together with
foot 1 to unscrew.
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Installation and connection
Building under a continuous
worktop/ in a kitchen run
 The washing machine lid cannot
be removed.
This washing machine (with lid intact)
can be pushed under a worktop if there
is space to do so.
Washer-dryer stack
The washing machine can be combined
with a Miele tumble dryer in a washerdryer stack. The appropriate "WTV"
stacking kit* to match your dryer is
required.
All parts marked* are available from
your Dealer or Miele.
Please note:
a = at least 2 cm
b = WTV without drawer: 172 cm
WTV with drawer: 181 cm
c = 68 cm
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Installation and connection
The water protection system
Inlet hose
The Miele water protection system
protects all parts of the washing
machine from water damage.
– The casing on the inlet hose contains
two solenoid valves , which cut off
the water intake directly at the
stopcock. These valves provide twofold protection. In the event that one
of the valves is faulty, the other valve
will cut off the water intake.
Blocking the water intake at the
stopcock means that the inlet hose is
only under pressure whilst water is
being taken into the machine. For the
remainder of the time, pressure on
the inlet hose is negligible.
The system consists of three main
components:
– the inlet hose
– the electronic unit and drainage and
overflow protection
– the drain hose
The Waterproof System (WPS)
– Protection against the solenoid
valves bursting
The solenoid valves are pressure
tested to between 7,000 kPa and
10,000 kPa against bursting.
1
2
5
6
4
3
a Two solenoid valves
b Double-skinned inlet hose
c Sump
d Float switch
e Electronic unit
f Drain pump
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– The double-skinned inlet hose  has
a pressure-resistant inner hose and a
protective sleeve. Any leaking water
is fed into the sump  through this
protective sleeve. A float switch 
closes the solenoid valves,
preventing any more water flowing
into the machine and water in the
suds container is pumped away.
Installation and connection
The electronic unit  and drainage
and overflow protection
– Drainage protection
Any leaking water is collected in the
sump  in the base of the machine.
A float switch  closes the solenoid
valves , preventing any more water
from flowing into the machine and
water in the suds container is
pumped away.
– Overflow protection
If the water level exceeds a certain
level, the drain pump  switches in
and pumps the excess water away in
a controlled manner.
Should the water level rise repeatedly
in an uncontrolled way, the drain
pump  will switch on continuously,
the washing machine will indicate
that there is a fault and a tone will
sound.
Drain hose
The drain hose is protected by a
ventilation system which prevents the
washing machine from being emptied
completely.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the water supply The washing machine should be
 The casing on the water inlet
hose contains electrical components.
It must not be connected in areas
where there is the risk of water or
other liquids reaching it, e.g.
bathrooms.
connected to a mains water supply in
accordance with current local and
national safety regulations. The German
authorities do not require it to have a
non-return valve as the washing
machine has been designed to comply
with DIN regulations.
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between 100
and 1,000 kPa. If it is higher than
1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a pressure
reducing valve.
The casing on the water inlet hose
must not get wet.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with a ¾" threaded union. The stopcock
should be fitted by a qualified plumber.
 The connection point is subject
to mains water pressure. Turn on the
stopcock slowly and check for leaks.
Correct the position of the washer
and union if appropriate.
The washing machine is not suitable
for connection to a hot water supply.
The protective sleeve of the hose
must not be damaged or kinked.
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Installation and connection
Maintenance
Only use a Miele Waterproof system
hose should you need a replacement.
Disconnect the machine from the
electricity supply before unscrewing the
waterproof system inlet hose from the
stopcock.
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the dirt filter in the water inlet
valve connection must not be
removed.
Extension hose
A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose
is available from your Miele dealer or
the Miele Spare Parts Department as an
optional extra.This hose is tested to
withstand pressures of up to
14,000 kPa and can be used as a
flexible extension to the water supply.
N.B. Using this hose will render the
Water system safety valve on the inlet
hose ineffective.
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Installation and connection
Connection to the drainage
system
3. Connected securely to a floor gully.
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*. 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
your Miele Dealer or Miele.
Please note:
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.8 m) a replacement
drain pump will need to be fitted.
Please contact Miele or your Miele
Dealer for advice. If necessary, the
drain hose can be extended to a length
of 2.5 m. The necessary parts can be
purchased from your Miele Dealer or
Miele.
Drain hose connection:
1. Direct into a sink or basin.
 Adapter
 Nut
 Hose clip
 End of the hose
 Fit adapter  to the sink drain outlet
using nut .
Please note the following:
 Attach the end of the hose  to
adapter .
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure.
 Use a screwdriver to tighten hose clip
 up close to the nut.
– 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.
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4. Connected securely to a standpipe.
Installation and connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person, in strict accordance with
current national and local safety
regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
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).
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation work
has been carried out.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable with moulded plug ready for
connection to a 230-240V mains
supply.
Please ensure the connection data
quoted on the data plate match the
household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible after installation.
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
For extra safety it is advisable to protect
the machine with a suitable residual
current device (RCD). Contact a
qualified electrician for advice.
Do not connect via an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
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Consumption data
Load
Energy
Water
Duration
Residual
moisture
kg
kWh
Litres
h:min
%
90 °C
9.0
2.40
65
2:29
50
60 °C
9.0
1.45
65
2:29
50
60 °C
4.5
1.10
52
2:19
50
*
9.0
0.80
54
2:59
44
*
4.5
0.50
49
2:59
44
40 °C
9.0
1.20
61
2:39
50
40 °C
4.5
0.45
36
1:19
50
*
4.5
0.35
42
2:59
44
20 °C
9.0
0.40
72
2:39
46
Minimum iron
30 °C
4.0
0.50
52
1:59
30
Delicates
30 °C
3.0
0.40
40
1:09
–
Woollens 
30 °C
2.0
0.23
35
0:38
–
Automatic plus
40 °C
6.0
0.77
55
1:59
–
QuickPowerWash
40 °C
5.0
0.75
45
0:59
–
40 °C
3.5
0.30
25
0:20
–
60 °C
2.0
0.76
40
1:31
–
Cottons
Express 20
Shirts
1)
2)
1)
Short option activated
2)
Steam smoothing option deactivated
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Consumption data
Note for test institutes
*
Test programme in accordance with EN 60456 and energy label with
Directive 1061/2010
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 options selected.
With the PowerWash 2.0 washing technique, during the heating phase, the
temperature measured by the sensor in the suds container is higher than the
actual temperature of the laundry.
The temperature measured there does not reflect the temperature of the
laundry.
The consumption data shown in the EcoFeedback display can vary from the
consumption data quoted here. The variations arise from component tolerances
and on-site conditions e.g. fluctuations in the pressure of the water supply,
mains voltage and fluctuations in the mains voltage.
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Technical data
Height
850 mm
Width
596 mm
Depth
636 mm
Depth with door open
1054 mm
Height for building under
850 mm
Width for building under
600 mm
Weight
Approx. 100 kg
Capacity
9 kg dry laundry
Voltage
See data plate
Connected load
See data plate
Fuse rating
See data plate
Consumption data
See "Consumption data"
Minimum flow pressure
100 kPa
Maximum flow pressure
1000 kPa
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
2.00 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
See data plate
Power consumption when switched off
0.1 W
Power consumption when not switched off
3.5 W
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Settings
You can use the settings menu to alter
the machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements.
Settings can be altered at any time.
Selecting a setting
 Touch the  or  sensor until the
setting you want is highlighted in the
display.
– The  sensor scrolls down the list.
To access Settings
– The  sensor scrolls up the list.
Before you begin, ensure that:
– The washing machine is switched on.
– The standard display is showing.
Cottons
Duration


Changing a setting
 The options available for the setting
will appear in the display.
10:30

– The  sensor scrolls down the list.
2:59 h
1600 rpm
OK
– The  sensor scrolls up the list.


The option which is selected will have
a tick  next to it.
 Touch the  and  sensors at the
same time.
 When the option you want is
highlighted in white in the display
touch the OK sensor to activate it.
Settings
Language 
TwinDos
Time of day
 Touch the OK sensor to select the
setting which is highlighted in white.


To exit Settings
 Touch the  and  sensors at the
same time or turn the programme
selector.
You are now in the Settings menu.
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Settings
Language 
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
The flag  after the word Language acts
as a guide to prevent a language which
will not be understood from being set.
The selected language will be stored in
memory.
TwinDos
You can set the type and amount of
detergent and also start a cleaning
programme for the TwinDos system.
Detergent/amount
The washing machine is pre-set as
standard for UltraPhase 1 and
UltraPhase 2 for hardness range II ().
The settings must be changed in the
electronics:
– for water hardness range I () and
water hardness range III ().
– when changing to a different
detergent or fabric conditioner. The
TwinDos containers (optional
accessories) are required for this.
Dosage amounts for UltraPhase 1 and
UltraPhase 2


UltraPhase 1
48 ml
60 ml
72 ml
UltraPhase 2
36 ml
45 ml
54 ml
Adjusting the dosage amount
TwinDos
Detergent / amount

Maintenance
Back 

 Touch the OK sensor.
Detergent type
Comp. 1 : Miele UltraPhase 1

Comp. 2 : Miele UltraPhase 2
Back 

 Touch the OK sensor.
Comp. 1
Miele UltraPhase 1 
Miele UltraColor
Miele WoolCare
 Touch the OK sensor.
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


Settings
Dosage - Compartment 1
60 ml
Normal soiling
 Use the  and  sensors to adjust
the dosage amount as required and
confirm this value with the OK sensor.
Changing the detergent type
Dosage amounts for Miele products
(e.g. UltraColor, Miele fabric
conditioner) are pre-set for water
hardness range II ().
TwinDos
Detergent / amount
 Now enter the settings for UltraPhase 2.
Maintenance
 Confirm the message with the
OK sensor.
Back 
Dosage - Compartment 2
Detergent type
Comp. 1 : Miele UltraPhase 1
Normal soiling
Comp. 2 : Miele UltraPhase 2
Back 
The dosage amount has been adjusted.

 Touch the OK sensor.
45 ml
 Use the  and  sensors to adjust
the dosage amount as required and
confirm this value with the OK sensor.



 Touch the OK sensor.
Comp. 1

Miele UltraPhase 1 
Miele UltraColor
Miele WoolCare
 Select the detergent you want using
the  and  sensors and confirm
your selection with the OK sensor.

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Settings
Maintenance
Dosage - Compartment 1
The washing machine has a cleaning
programme for cleaning the TwinDos
system containers and the hoses
inside the washing machine.
95 ml
Normal soiling
 Confirm the amount of detergent with
the OK sensor or change this using
the  and  sensors.
 Settings for compartment 2 rejected: dual
component detergent only works when both
types have been set.
 Confirm the message with the
OK sensor.
Time of day
Detergent type
Comp. 1 : Miele UltraColor
For adjusting the clock display.

Comp. 2 : Not defined
Back 
Compartment 1 has been selected. If
you wish to change the setting for
compartment 2, proceed as for
compartment 1.
The electronics are set for the new
detergent.
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The TwinDos system must be cleaned if
the system has not been used for a
long period of time or if you are
changing brand of liquid detergent or
fabric conditioner. See "Cleaning and
care - Cleaning the TwinDos system"
for more details.

Options
– Clock format
The time of day can be displayed as
a 24 hour or 12 hour clock.
– Set the time of day
For setting the current time of day.
Settings
Degree of soiling
You can select the default setting for
the degree of soiling or switch off the
degree of soiling query.
Options
– Default setting
You can choose between the Light,
Normal or Heavy degree of soiling
settings.
Factory default setting: Normal.
– Query
You can switch the degree of soiling
query on or off.
Factory default setting: On
Buzzer volume
You can select one of seven different
settings for the buzzer volume.
The settings are represented by a bar
chart. At the lowest setting, the buzzer
is switched off.
Keypad tone
Each touch of a sensor or press of a
button is confirmed with an audible
tone.
Factory default setting: the keypad tone
is switched on.
Total consumption
In this setting you can check the
saved energy and water consumption
values.
Options
– Display
Shows the sum of the energy and the
sum of the water used by the
previous programmes.
– Reset function
The energy consumption and water
consumption totals are reset to zero.
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Settings
Code
The code prevents the washing
machine being used without your
knowledge.
Options
– Activate
The code is 125 and can be
activated.
When the code has been activated,
you have to enter the code after
switching the washing machine on.
Otherwise the washing machine
cannot be operated.
– Deactivate
For using the washing machine
without entering the code. This only
appears if the code has been
activated previously.
– Change
You can enter a code of your own.
Important. Make a note of your new
code. If you forget the code, the
washing machine will need to be
unlocked by Miele Service.
Temperature unit
The temperature can be displayed as
degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Factory default setting: Celsius (°C).
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Display brightness
There are seven different display
brightness settings.
The brightness changes as soon as you
select a different setting.
Display switch-off setting
To save energy, the display will go out
and the Start/Stop button will flash
slowly.
Options
– On
The display will go out after 10
minutes.
– On (not in current programme)
(Factory default setting)
The display will remain on while the
programme is running but will go out
10 minutes after the end of the
programme.
– Off
The display will remain on.
Settings
Machine switch-off setting
The washing machine will switch off
automatically after the end of the
programme/anti-crease phase or after
being switched on if no further
selection is made.
Options
– 15 minutes (Factory default setting)
The washing machine will switch
itself off after 15 minutes.
– 20 minutes
The washing machine will switch
itself off after 20 minutes.
– 30 minutes
The washing machine will switch
itself off after 30 minutes.
Display maximum load
After a programme is selected the
maximum load appears in the display
for a short time.
You can choose whether the maximum
loading capacity is displayed or not.
Factory default setting: Display
maximum load is switched on.
Memory
The washing machine will save the
settings (temperature, spin speed and
some of the options) which have been
selected for a programme after the
programme has started.
When this programme is chosen again,
these saved settings will appear in the
display.
Factory default setting: the Memory
function is switched off.
Longer pre-wash Cottons
If you require a longer pre-wash you
can extend the Cottons programme's
standard pre-wash time of 25 minutes
Options
– No increase (Factory default setting)
25 minute pre-wash
– +6 min
31 minute pre-wash
– +9 min
34 minute pre-wash
– +12 min
37 minute pre-wash
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Settings
Soak duration
You can set a duration for the soak
process of between 30 minutes and 5
hours.
You can select the duration in 30 minute
increments. When the Soak option is
selected the laundry will be soaked for
the duration selected.
Gentle action
Activating gentle action reduces the
drum action and is suitable for
washing slightly soiled items more
gently.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and Minimum iron
programmes.
Factory default setting: Gentle action is
switched off.
Reduce temp.
The boiling point for water is lower at
high altitudes. In order to avoid water
boiling, Miele recommend activating
the reduce temperature setting at
altitudes of more than 2000 m above
sea level. The maximum temperature
is reduced to 80 °C even when a
higher temperature is selected.
Factory default setting: the reduce
temperature setting is switched off.
Water plus level
The water level can be increased in 4
stages by activating the Water plus
option.
Stages:
– Normal (Factory default setting)
– Plus 
– Plus 
– Plus 
Maximum rinse level
The water level in the rinse cycle can
be permanently set to the highest
value.
This function is useful for allergy
sufferers as it achieves an excellent
rinse result. Water consumption will
increase.
Factory default setting: the maximum
rinse level setting is switched off.
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Settings
Suds cooling
When this is activated, additional
water flows into the drum at the end of
the main wash to cool the suds down.
Hot suds can damage plastic drainage
pipes.
Suds cooling takes place when a
temperature of 70 °C or higher is
selected for the Cottons programme.
Suds cooling should be activated:
– to prevent the danger of scalding if
the drain hose is hooked over the
edge of a sink or basin.
– where drainage pipes do not comply
with DIN 1986.
Factory default setting: Suds cooling is
switched off.
Low water pressure
If the water pressure is less than 1 bar
(100 kPa) the programme will be
cancelled and the fault message Water
intake fault will appear.
If the on-site water pressure cannot be
increased, activating this function will
prevent the programme from being
cancelled.
Anti-crease
The anti-crease function helps prevent
creasing if laundry is not going to be
removed immediately after the end of
the programme.
The drum continues to turn at intervals
for up to 30 minutes at the end of the
programme. The door can be opened at
any time.
Factory default setting: anti-crease is
switched on.
Delay start
For specifying which time prompt
should appear with the delay start
function.
Options
– Start at
With the Delay start function you
specify at what time the wash
programme should begin.
– Finish at (Factory default setting)
With the Delay start function you
specify at what time the wash
programme should end.
Factory default setting: Low water
pressure is switched off.
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Optional accessories
Detergent, fabric care, additives and
machine care products are available for
this washing machine. All the products
have been designed for Miele washing
machines.
UltraColor
These and many other useful products
can be ordered via the internet at
www.miele-shop.com or from Miele
(see end of this booklet for contact
details).
– protects bright colours from fading
– liquid detergent for coloureds
– suitable for coloured and dark/black
garments
– effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
Wool and delicates detergent
– liquid detergent for delicates
– particularly suitable for woollen and
silk garments
Detergent
UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2
– universal liquid detergent and
detergent enhancer dispensed as two
components.
– suitable for white and coloured
laundry
– cleans at temperatures as low as
20 °C, helps retain the shape of
delicate garments and protect
colours
Specialist detergents
Specialist detergents are available as
capsules  in convenient single dose
amounts or in a handy bottle.
– no need to refill as the components
for the TwinDos system are supplied
in single use cartridges.
Outdoor
UltraWhite
– cleans with care and is gentle on
colours
– powder detergent
– suitable for white and light coloured
laundry as well as heavily soiled
cotton items
– effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
– liquid detergent for outerwear and
performance clothing
– with lanolin to care for and condition
membrane fabric
Sport
– liquid detergent for sportswear and
fleece garments
– neutralises unpleasant odours
– retains the shape of the textiles
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Optional accessories
Down items
Fabric care
– liquid detergent suitable for pillows,
sleeping bags and down filled items
Fabric care agents are available as
capsules  in convenient single dose
amounts or in a handy bottle.
– retains the elasticity of down and
feather filled items
Proofing agent
– retains the breathability of down filled
items
– for reproofing microfibre garments
e.g. rain coats etc.
– prevents down filling clumping
together
– retains the breathability of garments
WoolCare
– liquid detergent for woollens and
delicates
– with a special wheat protein
conditioning formula
– helps prevent pilling
– gentle on colours
– only available as capsules 
SilkCare
– liquid detergent for silks
Fabric conditioner
– fresh, natural fragrance
– makes laundry soft to handle
Additives
Booster
– for removing stains
– suitable for white and coloured
laundry
– available as capsules  in
convenient single dose amounts
– with a special silk protein
conditioning formula
Machine care products
– gentle on colours
Machine cleaner
– only available as capsules 
– for cleaning the washing machine
thoroughly and effectively
– removes grease, bacteria and
unpleasant odours
Descaling agent
– removes heavy limescale deposits
– mild and gentle with natural citric
acid
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United Kingdom
Miele Co. Ltd.
Fairacres, Marcham Road
Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1TW
Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0330 160 6600
E-mail: mielecare@miele.co.uk
Internet: www.miele.co.uk
Australia
Miele Australia Pty. Ltd.
ACN 005 635 398
ABN 96 005 635 398
1 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield, VIC 3180
Tel: 1300 464 353
Internet: www.miele.com.au
China
Miele (Shanghai) Trading Ltd.
1-3 Floor, No. 82 Shi Men Yi Road
Jing' an District
200040 Shanghai, PRC
Tel: +86 21 6157 3500, Fax: +86 21 6157 3511
E-mail: info@miele.cn, Internet: www.miele.cn
Miele (Hong Kong) Limited
41/F - 4101, Manhattan Place
23 Wang Tai Road
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2610 1025, Fax: (852) 3579 1404
Email: customerservices@miele.com.hk
Website: www.miele.hk
India
Miele India Pvt. Ltd.
Ground Floor, Copia Corporate Suites
Plot No. 9, Jasola, New Delhi - 110025
Tel: 011-46 900 000, Fax: 011-46 900 001
E-mail: customercare@miele.in, Internet: www.miele.in
Ireland
Miele Ireland Ltd.
2024 Bianconi Avenue
Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24
Tel: (01) 461 07 10, Fax: (01) 461 07 97
E-Mail: info@miele.ie, Internet: www.miele.ie
Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
Malaysia
Miele Sdn Bhd
Suite 12-2, Level 12
Menara Sapura Kencana Petroleum
Solaris Dutamas No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6209-0288
Fax: +603-6205-3768
New Zealand
Miele New Zealand Limited
IRD 98 463 631
Level 2, 10 College Hill
Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011, NZ
Tel: 0800 464 353
Internet: www.miele.co.nz
Singapore
Miele Pte. Ltd.
163 Penang Road
# 04 - 03 Winsland House II
Singapore 238463
Tel: +65 6735 1191, Fax: +65 6735 1161
E-Mail: info@miele.com.sg
Internet: www.miele.sg
South Africa
Miele (Pty) Ltd
63 Peter Place, Bryanston 2194
P.O. Box 69434, Bryanston 2021
Tel: (011) 875 9000, Fax: (011) 875 9035
E-mail: info@miele.co.za
Internet: www.miele.co.za
United Arab Emirates
Miele Appliances Ltd.
Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 217-6, Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11 47 82 - Dubai
Tel. +971 4 3044 999
Fax. +971 4 3418 852
800-MIELE (64353)
E-Mail: info@miele.ae
Website: www.miele.ae
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