Operating instructions for dishwashers

Operating instructions
for dishwashers
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
as well as the installation plan before
it is installed and used for the
first time.
en - AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 07 862 020
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Appliance overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Disposal of your old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Energy saving washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Water softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programming the water hardness level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Checking the programmed water hardness level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before using the appliance for the first time, you require:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Filling the salt reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Salt indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding rinse aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Rinse aid indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting the rinse aid dosage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Loading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Items not suitable for dishwashers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hinged cup rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the upper basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Lower basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hinged spikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Removable spiked insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Bottle holder (depending on model). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cutlery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cutlery tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Adding detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
2
Contents
Starting the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Switching off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Unloading the dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Additional functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the door and the door seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the control panel and door front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning the filters in the wash cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cleaning the spray arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Technical problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
The dishwasher does not fill/drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Unsatisfactory washing result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Cleaning the water inlet filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Comparison tests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Future updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
The Miele Waterproof system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
3
Description of the appliance
Appliance overview
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
g Filter combination
b Cutlery tray (depending on model)
h Data plate
c Upper basket
i Rinse aid reservoir
d Middle spray arm
j Dual compartment detergent
dispenser
e Air inlet for drying
(depending on model)
f Lower spray arm
4
k Salt reservoir
Description of the appliance
Control panel
a Check/Refill indicators
d On button U with indicator light
b Programme selection
e Off button V
c Programme selector button
5
Warning and safety instructions
Safety with children
This appliance conforms to 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 appliance, 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 pass them on to any
future owner.
Correct application
~ This dishwasher is designed for
domestic use and for use in similar
environments by guests in hotel or
motel rooms, bed & breakfasts and
other typical living quarters to clean
domestic crockery, cutlery and
glassware. This does not include
common/shared facilities or commercial
facilities within hotels, motels or bed &
breakfasts.
Any other usage is at the owner's risk.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage
resulting from incorrect or improper use
or operation.
~ This dishwasher is not suitable for
outdoor use.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or
instruction concerning its use by a
person responsible for their safety.
6
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, keep children well
away and do not allow them to play in
or around the dishwasher, or to use the
controls. They will not understand the
potential dangers posed by it. They
should be supervised whenever you
are working in the kitchen. There is a
danger that children playing might shut
themselves in the dishwasher.
~ Older children may only use the
dishwasher when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
~ Keep children away from
detergents. Dishwasher detergents
contain irritants and corrosive
ingredients which can cause burning in
the mouth, nose and throat if
swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Keep
children away from the dishwasher
when the door is open. There could still
be detergent residues in the cabinet.
Consult a doctor immediately if your
child has swallowed or inhaled
detergent.
Warning and safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before installation, check the
~ Do not connect the dishwasher to
the mains supply until it has been fully
installed, including the adjustment of
the door springs.
dishwasher for visible signs of damage.
Under no circumstances should you
use a damaged dishwasher. A
damaged dishwasher could be
dangerous.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
~ The dishwasher must only be
plugged into the electricity supply via a
suitable switched socket. The electrical
socket must be easily accessible after
the dishwasher has been installed so
that it can be disconnected from the
electricity supply at any time. (See
"Electrical connection").
~ The electrical safety of this
~ There must be no electrical sockets
behind the dishwasher. Danger of
overheating and fire risk if the
dishwasher were to be pushed up
against a plug.
~ The dishwasher must not be
installed under a cooktop. The high
radiant temperatures which are
sometimes generated by a cooktop
could damage the dishwasher. For the
same reason, it should not be installed
next to open fires or other appliances
which give off heat, such as heaters
etc.
check that the connection data on the
data plate (voltage and rated load)
match the mains electricity supply. If in
any doubt, consult a qualified
electrician.
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system. It is
most important that this basic safety
requirement is present and regularly
tested and where there is any doubt,
the electrical system in the house
should be checked by a qualified
electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply via a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
7
Warning and safety instructions
~ This appliance must not be used in
mobile installations (e.g. on a ship).
~ The plastic housing of the water
connection contains an electrical
component. The housing must not be
dipped in water.
~ There are live wires in the water inlet
hose. Never cut the water inlet hose,
even if it is too long.
~ The integrated Waterproof system
offers protection from water damage,
provided the following conditions are
met:
– The dishwasher is correctly installed
and plumbed in.
– The appliance is properly maintained
and parts are replaced where it can
be seen that this is necessary.
– The tap has been turned off when
the appliance is not used for a longer
period of time (e.g. during holidays).
The Waterproof system will work even if
the appliance is switched off. However,
the appliance must remain connected
to the electricity supply.
8
~ A damaged dishwasher could be
dangerous. If the dishwasher gets
damaged, switch it off at the mains immediately and call Miele.
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in
unforeseen dangers for the user, for
which Miele cannot accept liability.
Repairs should only be undertaken by a
Miele approved service technician.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
~ Always disconnect the dishwasher
from the electrical supply for
maintenance work (switch off at the wall
socket and remove the plug).
~ If the connection cable is damaged,
it must be replaced with a Miele cable
by a Miele approved service technician
only.
~ In areas which may be subject to
infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its
surroundings in a clean condition at all
times. Any damage which may be
caused by cockroaches or other vermin
will not be covered by the warranty.
Warning and safety instructions
Correct installation
Correct use
~ The dishwasher must be installed
and connected in compliance with the
installation instructions.
~ Do not use solvents in the
~ The dishwasher must be correctly
detergents. Dishwasher detergents
contain irritant or corrosive ingredients
which can cause burning in the nose,
mouth and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Consult a doctor immediately if detergent has been swallowed or
inhaled.
aligned to ensure problem-free
operation.
~ In order to ensure stability,
built-under and integrated dishwashers
must only be installed under a
continuous worktop which is secured to
adjacent cabinetry.
~ If you want to convert your
freestanding dishwasher to a
built-under ("U") model, you will need to
order the appropriate conversion kit. If
you remove the existing plinth, you
must replace it with a U-model plinth.
This is necessary to avoid the risk of
injury caused by protruding metal
parts.
~ The door springs on either side
need to be evenly adjusted. They are
correctly adjusted if the half-opened
door (approx. 45° door opening angle)
remains in this position when it is
released. The door must not fall down
under its own weight.
dishwasher. Danger of explosion.
~ Avoid inhalation of powder
~ Avoid leaving the door open
unnecessarily as you could trip over it.
~ Do not sit or lean on the opened
door. This could cause the dishwasher
to tip and be damaged, and you could
get injured.
~ Only use detergent and rinse aid
formulated for domestic dishwashers.
Do not use washing-up liquid.
~ Do not use commercial or industrial
detergents as these may cause
damage, and there is a risk of severe
chemical reaction.
~ Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir with
powder or liquid detergent. This will
cause serious damage to the reservoir.
9
Warning and safety instructions
~ Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir
with powder or liquid dishwasher
detergent will damage the water
softener.
~ Please only use special coarse
grained dishwasher salt for reactivation,
as other salts may contain insoluble
additives which can impair the
functioning of the softener.
Accessories
~ Only use genuine Miele spare parts
and accessories with this dishwasher. If
spare parts or accessories from other
manufacturers are used, this will
invalidate the warranty, and Miele
cannot accept liability.
Disposal of your old
~ In an appliance with a cutlery basket dishwasher
(depending on model) cutlery is
cleaned and dried more efficiently if
placed in the basket with the handles
downwards. However, to avoid the risk
of injury, place knives and forks etc.
with the handles upwards.
~ Plastic items which cannot withstand
being washed in hot water, such as
disposable plastic containers, or plastic
cutlery and crockery should not be
cleaned in the dishwasher. The high
temperatures in the dishwasher may
cause them to melt or lose shape.
~ On models with "Delay start", make
sure that the dispenser is dry before
adding detergent. Wipe dry if
necessary. Detergent will clog if poured
into a damp dispenser and may not be
thoroughly dispensed.
10
~ Make the door lock inoperative so
that children cannot accidentally shut
themselves in. Remove or destroy the
locking bracket of the door lock.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The packing material protects the
dishwasher from transport damage.
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
,Ensure that any plastic
wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed
of safely and kept out of the reach of
babies and young children. Danger
of suffocation.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic machines
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Therefore, please do not dispose of it
with your household waste.
The packaging consists of the following
materials:
Outer packaging:
– Corrugated cardboard made from up
to 100% recyclable material:
or: Polyethylene (PE) protective wrap
– Polyproplylene (PP) strapping
Inner packaging:
– Chlorine and fluorine free expanded
polystyrene (EPS)
– Base, lid frame and support battens
made from untreated natural wood
from renewable forests
– Polyethylene (PE) protective wrap
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre or contact your Chartered Agent
for advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person.
To enable sorting by type of plastic for
recycling, all plastic parts of the
appliance are labelled with international
standard symbols.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
11
Caring for the environment
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is exceptionally
economical in its use of water and
electricity.
You can make the most of your
appliance by following these tips:
^ If your household water system is
suitable, this dishwasher can be
connected to a hot water supply for
further economies. If the water is
heated by for example, solar panels,
this would be energy efficient.
However, if your water is heated by
electricity, we would recommend
connection to cold water.
^ For most economical dishwashing,
make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher.
^ Choose the programme to suit the
type of crockery being washed and
the degree of soiling.
^ Select the Energy save programme
for energy-saving dishwashing
recommended for a normal soiled
load.
^ Follow the detergent manufacturer's
recommendations on detergent
dosage.
^ When using powder or liquid
detergent, you can use 1/3 less
detergent if baskets are only half full.
12
Before using for the first time
To open the door
To close the door
^ Push the baskets right in.
^ Then lift the door upwards and push
until it clicks into position.
^ Pull the handle.
If the door is opened during operation,
all functions are automatically
interrupted.
13
Before using for the first time
Water softener
In order to achieve good cleaning
results, the dishwasher needs to
operate with soft water. Hard water
results in the build-up of calcium
deposits on crockery and in the
dishwasher.
Mains water with a hardness level
higher than 0.7 mmol/l (4 °d – German
scale) needs to be softened. This takes
place automatically in the integrated
softener unit. The softener unit is
suitable for a water hardness level of up
to 12.6 mmol/l (70 °d).
– The water softener requires
dishwasher salt.
If you use combination products
which have salt in them in your
dishwasher, you should still add salt
in order to achieve optimum results.
– The dishwasher must be
programmed for the water hardness
in your area.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
Where the water hardness fluctuates
e.g. between 1.4 - 3.1 mmol/l (8 - 17 °d
German scale), always programme the
dishwasher to the higher value
(3.1 mmol/l in this example).
In the event of a fault, it will help the
service technician if you know the
hardness of your local water supply.
^ Enter the water hardness:
mmol/l or °d
14
The dishwasher is set at the factory
for a hardness level of
0.2 - 0.7 mmol/l (1 - 4 °d).
If this setting corresponds to the
hardness of your water, you do not
need to do anything more.
If your water is harder, you will need to
programme the water hardness level.
See the following section.
Before using for the first time
Programming the water hardness
level
Each time a button is pressed, one of
the indicator lights will flash and light
up in the control panel. However, only
the indicator lights mentioned in the
following programming process stages
are significant.
The number of times the upper
right-hand programme indicator
flashes tells you the water hardness
level which has been set (see chart).
°d
(German
scale)
mmol/l
1- 4
0.2 - 0.7
2-
7
1 short
5- 7
0.9 - 1.3
9- 13
2 short
8 - 11
1.4 - 2.0
14- 20
3 short
12 - 15
2.2 - 2.7
22- 27
4 short
16 - 20
2.9 - 3.6
29- 36
5 short
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
21 - 25
3.8 - 4.5
38- 45
6 short
26 - 30
4.7 - 5.4
47- 54
7 short
^ Press the programme selector button
in and, whilst holding it in, switch
the dishwasher on using the On/Off
button U.
Keep the programme selector button
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right-hand indicator
light comes on.
31 - 36
5.6 - 6.5
56- 65
8 short
37 - 45
6.7 - 8.1
67- 81
9 short
46 - 70
8.3 - 12.6
83-126
1 long
The programming procedure can be
cancelled at any time by pressing the
V button. The procedure can then be
re-started from the beginning again.
If this does not happen, start the
procedure from the beginning again.
^ Press the programme selector button
twice briefly.
The "Inlet/Drain" indicator light will flash
twice briefly at intervals, and the upper
right-hand programme indicator will
flash briefly once at intervals (factory
setting).
^ Press the programme selector button
for at least one second until the
"Inlet/Drain" indicator light comes on.
°f
Indicator
flash
frequency
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly to select the number of flashes
which equates to your water
hardness level.
Each press of the button moves you
up a level. When the highest water
hardness level is reached, the setting
starts from the beginning again.
Example:
If your water hardness level is
0.5 mmol/l (3 °d), the upper
right-hand programme indicator
should flash briefly once at intervals.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
15
Before using for the first time
Checking the programmed water
hardness level
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
^ Press the programme selector button
in and, whilst holding it in, switch
the dishwasher on using the On
button U.
Keep the programme selector button
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right-hand programme
indicator comes on.
^ Press the programme selector button
twice briefly.
The upper right-hand programme
indicator will flash for the number of
times which corresponds to the water
hardness level which has been set (see
chart).
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
16
Before using for the first time
Before using the appliance for
the first time, you require:
– Approx. 1 litre of water,
– Approx. 1 kg of dishwasher salt,
– Domestic dishwasher detergent,
– Rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers.
Every dishwasher is tested at the
factory.
There will be residual water in the
appliance from this test. It is not an
indication that it has been used
previously.
Important: Before filling the salt
reservoir with dishwasher salt for the
first time, you must fill it with
approx. 1 litre of water to enable the
salt to dissolve. Once the
dishwasher has been used, there is
always sufficient water in the
reservoir.
,Inadvertently filling the salt
reservoir with powder or liquid
dishwasher detergent will damage
the water softener.
,Miele recommends using
Filling the salt reservoir
If you use combination products
which have salt in them, such as
"3 in 1" or "4 in 1" products in your
dishwasher, you should still add salt
in order to achieve optimum results
and to ensure that the water softener
continues to function correctly.
specially designed dishwasher salt
to maximize the performance of your
dishwasher and to prevent a
build-up of calcium and limescale in
the dishwasher cabinet, especially if
you live in a hard water area.
Dishwasher salt can be purchased
online at www.miele.com.au or from
Miele
If the water in your area is very soft
and constantly lower than
0.7 mmol/l (4 °d), you do not need
to add salt.
The water softener must, however,
still be programmed to correspond
to the water hardness level in your
area.
17
Before using for the first time
^ Remove the lower basket and
unscrew the salt reservoir cap.
Water or saline solution will run out
of the reservoir when the cap is
removed. It should therefore only be
removed in order to refill the salt
reservoir.
^ Fill the reservoir with approx. 1 litre of
water (first use only).
Salt indicator
^ Fill the salt reservoir with dishwasher
salt when the salt indicator light
comes on. (If it comes on during a
programme, wait until the end of the
programme).
After the reservoir has been filled, the
water softener is automatically
reactivated the next time the
dishwasher is run. The salt indicator
light may still be illuminated during this
process. It will go out once the salt
concentration has reached the correct
level.
The salt indicator is deactivated when
the dishwasher has been programmed
to a water hardness level below
0.7 mmol/l (4 °d).
,After filling the salt reservoir, run
^ Place the funnel provided over the
salt reservoir and carefully fill with
salt until the reservoir is full. The salt
reservoir holds approx. 1 kg of salt.
^ Clean any excess salt from around
the reservoir opening and then screw
the cap on again firmly.
^ Run the Quick wash programme immediately (without any crockery in
the dishwasher) to remove any traces
of salt from the cabinet.
18
the Quick wash programme immediately (without any crockery in the
dishwasher) to remove any traces of
salt from the cabinet.
Before using for the first time
Rinse aid
Adding rinse aid
Rinse aid is necessary to ensure water
does not cling and leave marks on
crockery during the drying phase and
helps crockery dry faster after it has
been washed.
Rinse aid is poured into the storage
reservoir and the amount set is
dispensed automatically.
,Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with powder or liquid
detergent always causes serious
damage to the reservoir. Only pour
rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers into the reservoir.
Alternatively, it is possible to use
^ Press the button on the lid of the
rinse aid reservoir in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
– household vinegar with a max. 5%
acid content
or
– liquid citric acid up to 10% acid
content.
The resulting rinsing and drying quality
will not, however, be as good as when
rinse aid is used.
,Do not use vinegar with a higher
acid content (e.g. vinegar essence
25% acid). This would damage the
dishwasher.
If you only ever use combination
products in your dishwasher, you do
not need to add rinse aid.
19
Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
When the light comes on, the reservoir
contains sufficient rinse aid for 2 - 3
programmes only.
^ Add rinse aid in plenty of time.
^ Add rinse aid only until it is visible in
the opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds approx.
110 ml.
^ Close the flap firmly so that it clicks
into place. Otherwise water can enter
the rinse aid reservoir during a
programme.
^ Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occurring
during the next programme.
20
Before using for the first time
Setting the rinse aid dosage
You can adjust the rinse aid dosage for
best results.
The rinse aid dosage can be set from
approx. 0-6 ml. It is set to a
recommended setting of approx. 3 ml
at the factory.
If spots appear on crockery and
glassware:
^ Increase the rinse aid dosage.
The upper right-hand programme
indicator will flash briefly three times at
intervals.
This means that approx. 3 ml of rinse
aid will be used per programme
(factory default setting).
The number of times the upper
right-hand programme indicator flashes
tells you the water hardness level which
has been set (see chart).
Rinse aid
in ml
Flashing frequency
0
-
1
Once
2
Twice
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
3
Three times
4
Four times
^ Press the programme selector button
in and, whilst holding it in, switch
the dishwasher on using the On
button U.
Keep the programme selector button
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right-hand programme
indicator comes on.
5
Five times
6
Six times
If clouding or smearing appears on
crockery and glassware:
^ Decrease the rinse aid dosage.
If this does not happen, start the
procedure from the beginning again.
^ Press the programme selector button
three times briefly.
The "Inlet/Drain" check light will flash
briefly three times at intervals.
^ Press the programme selector button
for at least one second until the
"Inlet/Drain" check light comes on.
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly to select the number of flashes
which equates to the rinse aid
dosage you want.
Each press on the button moves you
up a level.
The programmed rinse aid dosage is
now stored in memory.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
21
Loading the dishwasher
Note
Remove coarse food residues from
crockery.
There is no need to rinse items under
running water.
,Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, lubricating grease
or paint in the dishwasher.
These materials will cause damage
to the dishwasher.
Crockery can be loaded anywhere in
the baskets, but the following notes
should be observed:
– Do not place crockery and cutlery
inside other pieces where they may
be concealed.
– Load the crockery so that water can
access all surfaces. This ensures
that they get properly cleaned.
– Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
– Hollow items such as cups, glasses,
pans, etc. must be inverted in the
basket.
– Tall, narrow, hollow items, e.g.
champagne glasses, should be
placed in the centre of the basket to
ensure better water coverage.
22
– Wide based items should be placed
at an angle so that water can run off
them freely.
– The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall or hang
through the baskets.
If in doubt, test for free movement by
manually rotating the spray arms.
– Make sure that small items cannot
fall through the holders in the
baskets.
Small items, e.g. lids, should
therefore be placed in the cutlery
tray or cutlery basket (depending on
model).
Some foodstuffs may contain natural
dyes, e.g. carrots, tomatoes or
tomato sauce. Plastic items in the
dishwasher may discolour if large
quantities of these foodstuffs find
their way into the appliance on the
crockery. The stability of plastic
items is not affected by this
discolouration.
Loading the dishwasher
Items not suitable for
dishwashers:
– Wooden cutlery and crockery or
items with wooden parts: these may
discolour and fade. The glue used in
these items is not dishwasher-proof
and wooden handles may come
loose after being washed in a
dishwasher.
– Craft items, antiques, valuable vases
and decorative glassware are also
not suitable for dishwashers.
– Plastic items which are not heat
resistant can melt or lose shape.
– Copper, brass, tin and aluminium
items may discolour or become matt.
– Colours painted over a glaze
may fade after a number of washes.
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing. Do not wash
delicate glassware, or glassware
containing lead crystal in a
dishwasher.
We recommend:
– When purchasing new crockery and
cutlery, make sure they are
dishwasher-proof.
– If delicate glassware is washed in the
dishwasher, ensure that only very low
temperatures are used (see
Programme chart), or a special
glass-care programme is used
(depending on model). This will
reduce the risk of clouding.
– Wash particularly delicate glassware
by hand.
Please note
Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may still be damp or
spotted at the end of a programme,
where water has not run off smoothly. It
may need to be rubbed dry with a soft
cloth. It may need to be rubbed dry
with a soft cloth.
Silver which has been in contact with
foods containing sulphur can discolour.
These include egg yolk, onions,
mayonnaise, mustard, pulses, fish, fish
brine and marinades.
,Aluminium components (e.g.
grease filters) must not be cleaned
with caustic alkaline commercial or
industrial cleaning agents. These
may damage the material, or in
extreme cases, cause a severe
chemical reaction. See section
"Adding detergent" for information
on suitable detergents.
23
Loading the dishwasher
Upper basket
Hinged cup rack
,For safety reasons, do not
operate the dishwasher without the
upper and lower baskets in place.
^ To make room for tall items, raise the
rack.
^ Use the upper basket for small,
lightweight and delicate items such
as cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc. Shallow pans or casserole
dishes can also be placed in the
upper basket.
24
Loading the dishwasher
Adjusting the upper basket
In order to gain more space for taller
pieces of crockery in the bottom or
upper basket, the upper basket can be
adjusted on three levels with 2 cm
between each level.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. This can be useful to help
prevent water being left in deep dishes
etc. Ensure, however, that the basket
can be inserted smoothly into the
cabinet. It is better to adjust the basket
before loading it.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Dishwashers with cutlery tray
Upper
basket
level
Plate C in cm
Upper
basket
Lower
basket
Top
15
31
Middle
17
29
Bottom
19
27
^ Pull out the upper basket.
To raise the upper basket:
^ Pull the basket up until it clicks into
place.
To lower the upper basket:
^ Pull upwards on the levers at either
side of the upper basket.
^ Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then push the levers
securely back down into position.
25
Loading the dishwasher
Lower basket
Hinged spikes
Both rows of spikes in the front section
of the basket can be lowered to make
more room for large items, e.g. pots,
pans and dishes.
^ For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, saucepans,
bowls, etc.
Small items such as saucers can also
be placed in the lower basket.
Do not place thin, delicate glassware
in the lower basket.
26
^ Press the yellow lever downwards a,
and then lower the spikes b.
Loading the dishwasher
Removable spiked insert
Bottle holder (depending on model)
The spiked insert at the back can be
removed to make more room for larger
items such as casserole dishes.
The bottle holder can be used to wash
narrow items, e.g. milk and baby
bottles.
To remove the insert a
^ Place the bottle holder in the position
shown in the bottom basket. If placed
anywhere else, water will not be able
to access the bottle properly, and
cleaning results will be impaired.
^ Pull it upwards by the handle as
shown.
To replace the insert b
^ Fit the insert into the lower basket
with the hooks going under the long
cross-piece as illustrated.
^ Press down on the handle until the
insert is held securely in position.
27
Loading the dishwasher
Cutlery
Cutlery tray
If spoon handles do not fit between the
holders, lay them the other way round.
^ Arrange the cutlery in the tray as
shown.
To make unloading much easier,
cutlery should be grouped in zones,
one for knives, one for forks, one for
spoons, etc.
Spoon heads should be placed in
contact with at least one of the serrated
retainers on the base of the cutlery tray
to ensure that water runs off them
freely.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big
(e.g. cake slices).
28
Operation
Detergent
,Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers. Do not
use washing-up liquid.
Active ingredients
Modern detergents contain various
active ingredients, the most important
of which are:
– Phosphates to prevent calcification.
– Alkalis to aid removal of dried on
soiling.
– Enzymes to break down starch and
loosen protein.
– Oxygen based bleaching agents to
remove coloured stains (e.g. tea,
coffee, tomato sauce).
Most dishwasher detergents contain
phosphate and are mildly alkaline with
enzymes and oxygen based bleaching
agents. Phosphate free products are
rare.
Types of detergent:
– Powder and liquid gel detergents.
These detergents allow you to adjust
the amount dispensed according to
the amount of load and level of
soiling.
– Tab detergents. These are suitable
for most levels of soiling.
You can also buy combination
products.
In addition to detergent, these products
contain rinse aid and salt substitutes.
They are available as "3 in 1" or when
they also contain other components
such as glass and stainless steel
protective additives and enhanced
cleaning power, as "5 in 1", "7 in 1",
"All in 1", etc.
Refer to the manufacturer's packaging
as to whether combination products are
suitable for the water hardness level in
your area.
Please note that the cleaning and
drying results of combination
detergents can vary greatly.
For optimum cleaning and drying
results, use Miele dishwasher
detergent and add Miele salt and
Miele rinse aid separately.
Under certain circumstances
unsatisfactory washing and drying
results might be noticed when using
combination dishwasher detergents.
These products contain a combination
of detergent and rinse aid or detergent
and salt (2 in 1) or detergent, rinse aid
and salt (3 in 1). Drying results might
not be as good as expected or
residues or flecks might be left on
crockery. If results are still
unsatisfactory, even after seeking
advice from the detergent
manufacturer, we suggest that you
change to a different product or use a
traditional dishwasher detergent.
29
Operation
Dispensing
^ Follow the dosage recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
^ Unless directed otherwise, use one
detergent tab or add 20 to 30 ml to
compartment II, depending on the
level of soiling.
With very heavy soiling you can also
add a small amount of detergent to
compartment l (see "Programme
chart").
^ Tabs may not dissolve completely
when the Quick wash 40 °C
programme is used.
Failure to dispense the
recommended amount of detergent
may impair cleaning results.
30
,Avoid inhalation of powder
detergents. Dishwasher detergents
contain irritant or corrosive
ingredients which can cause
burning in the nose, mouth and
throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Consult a doctor immediately if detergent has been
swallowed or inhaled.
Keep detergent and other
household agents out of the reach of
children at all times. Keep children
away from the dishwasher when the
door is open. There could still be
detergent residues in the cabinet. To
avoid the danger of children coming
into contact with the dishwasher
detergent, only add detergent just
before starting the programme and
close the door, activating the child
safety lock (if your dishwasher is
fitted with one).
Operation
Adding detergent
For information
Compartment I holds max. 10 ml,
Compartment II holds max. 50 ml.
There are markings in compartment II
to assist with dispensing: 20, 30. The
marks indicate a level of approx. 20 or
30 ml when the door is open in a
horizontal position.
^ Press the opening catch on the
detergent dispenser. The flap will
spring open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
programme.
^ Add the required amount of
detergent and close the flap.
^ Make sure that the detergent
packaging is properly closed after
use to avoid it getting damp and
becoming lumpy.
31
Operation
Switching on
Starting the programme
^ Turn on the tap if it is turned off.
^ Start the programme by closing the
door.
^ Open the door.
^ Make sure the spray arms are not
obstructed.
^ Switch the dishwasher on using the U
button.
The On indicator U and the indicator for
the last used programme will light up.
A programme can only be cancelled
in the first few minutes. Otherwise
the programme must continue to the
end so that important programme
stages (e.g. reactivating the water
softener) are not omitted.
Standby
Selecting a programme
Choose your programme according to
the type of load and how dirty it is.
The different programmes and their
uses are described in the Programme
chart later on in this booklet.
^ Select the programme required with
the Programme selector button.
The indicator light next to the selected
programme will come on.
You can now select additional
functions (see "Additional functions").
32
To save energy, the dishwasher will
switch to Standby mode a few minutes
after the last time a button has been
pressed or at the end of the
programme. The indicator lights will go
out and only the U indicator will light up.
^ To switch the indicators on again,
press any button (apart from the Off
button V).
The dishwasher will not switch to
Standby mode whilst a programme
is running, if salt or rinse aid needs
to be refilled, or if there is a fault.
Operation
Programmende
Switching off
^ Open the door slightly to check that
the programme has finished.
At the end of a programme:
The indicator light next to the
programme selected switches off once
the programme has finished.
^ Switch the dishwasher off using the
Off button V.
If the programme indicator light is
still on, the programme has not yet
finished. Close the door again to
allow the programme to finish.
The drying fan will run for a few
minutes after the end of the Quick
wash programme.
You can now unload the dishwasher
(see "Unloading the dishwasher").
,To prevent the risk of steam
damage to the worktop edging
above the dishwasher, it is
advisable to leave the door closed
until you are ready to unload the
crockery. Alternatively, you can
open the door fully until the crockery
is cool enough to unload. Do not
leave the door only partially open.
^ Open the door.
The dishwasher will continue to use
electricity until it is switched off with
the Off button V.
If the dishwasher is not going to be
used for a longer period of time, e. g.
whilst on holiday, the tap should be
turned off.
Unloading the dishwasher
Dishes tend to break and chip more
easily when they are hot.
Allow the dishes to cool until they are
comfortable enough to handle before
unloading them.
If you open the door fully after switching
off, the dishes will cool much faster.
First unload the lower basket, then the
upper basket and finally the cutlery tray
(depending on model).
This will prevent water drops from the
upper basket and cutlery tray from
falling onto the dishes in the lower
basket.
33
Operation
Interrupting a programme
Operation is interrupted as soon as the
door is opened.
If the door is closed again, the
programme will continue from the point
it was at before the door was opened.
,Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door if absolutely
necessary and exercise extreme
caution when doing so. Before
closing the door again, leave it ajar
for approx. 20 seconds. This will
enable the temperature in the wash
cabinet to settle. Then raise the
door upwards until the catch
engages.
34
Changing a programme
If the detergent dispenser flap has
already opened, do not change the
programme.
If a programme has already started and
you wish to change it, proceed as
follows:
^ Open the door.
^ Press the Off button V.
^ Press the On button U.
^ Select the programme required with
the Programme selector button.
^ Start the programme by closing the
door.
Additional options
Buzzer
A buzzer sounds at the end of the
programme or if there is a fault.
It will sound four times at intervals at the
end of a programme with a short pause
in between. The buzzer will continue to
sound for up to an hour if you do not
switch off or open the dishwasher.
In the event of a fault, the buzzer will
sound continuously. The buzzer will
continue to sound for up to two minutes
if you do not switch the dishwasher off,
open it or correct the fault.
The buzzer is activated as standard at
the factory.
You can deactivate the buzzer at the
end of a programme if you wish. The
buzzer will still sound if there is a fault,
even if it has been deactivated.
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly four times.
The "Inlet/Drain" indicator light will flash
briefly four times at intervals.
The upper right-hand programme
indicator light shows whether the
buzzer at the end of the programme is
activated or deactivated.
– If the upper right-hand programme
indicator is flashing: The buzzer is
activated.
– If the upper right-hand programme
indicator is not lit up: The buzzer is
deactivated.
^ If you want to change the setting,
press the programme selector button
for at least one second until the
"Inlet/Drain" indicator light comes on.
^ Open the door.
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
The setting is now stored in memory.
^ Press the programme selector button
in and, whilst holding it in, switch
the dishwasher on using the On
button U.
Keep the programme selector button
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right-hand indicator
light comes on.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
If this does not happen, start the
procedure from the beginning again.
35
Additional options
Factory default settings
If you have altered any settings from
the factory default, you can reset them
back to the factory default settings as
follows:
^ Open the door.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
^ Press the programme selector button
in and, whilst holding it in, switch
the dishwasher on using the On
button U.
Keep the programme selector button
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower-right hand indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the
procedure from the beginning again.
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly 12 times.
The "Inlet/Drain" indicator light will give
one long flash and two brief flashes at
intervals.
36
The upper right-hand indicator shows
whether a setting other than the factory
default setting has been set.
– If the upper right-hand indicator is
flashing:
All settings are factory default
settings.
– If the upper right-hand indicator is
not lit up:
At least one setting has been altered
from the factory default setting.
^ If you want to reset the factory default
settings, press the programme
selector button for at least one
second until the "Inlet/Drain" indicator
light comes on.
^ Press the programme selector button
briefly.
The setting is now stored in memory.
^ Switch the dishwasher off with the Off
button V.
Cleaning and care
Check the condition of your
dishwasher regularly (approx. every
4 - 6 months). This way faults and
problems can be avoided.
,The outer surfaces of the
dishwasher are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
outer surfaces.
Cleaning the door and the door
seal
^ Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
^ When the dishwasher is being
loaded, food and drink residues may
drip onto the sides of the dishwasher
door.
These surfaces are outside the wash
cabinet and are not accessed by
water from the spray arms. Any
soiling should be wiped off these
surfaces before the door is closed.
Cleaning the wash cabinet
The wash cabinet is largely
self-cleaning, provided that the correct
amount of detergent is always used.
If, however, there are limescale or
grease deposits in the cabinet, these
can be removed with the Original Miele
Dishwasher Conditioning Agent.
37
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the control panel and
door front
,Remove any soiling immediately.
If not, it might become impossible to
remove and could cause the outer
surface to alter or discolour.
^ The control panel should only be
wiped with a damp cloth.
^ Clean the front using a sponge, a
solution of warm water and a little
washing-up liquid. Wipe the surfaces
dry using a soft cloth.
For cleaning, you can also use a
clean, damp microfibre cloth without
any cleaning agent.
To avoid damaging the outer surface,
do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– dirt erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
38
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the filters in the wash
cabinet
The filter combination in the base of the
wash cabinet retains coarse soil from
the suds solution, preventing it
accessing the circulation system and
re-entering the cabinet through the
spray arms.
,This dishwasher must not be
used without all the filters in place.
Collection of coarse soil may cause the
filters to clog. The level of soiling and
time it takes before the filters need
cleaning will vary depending on use.
Check the condition of the filters
regularly and clean them if necessary.
^ Switch the dishwasher off.
^ Turn the handle anti-clockwise to
release the filter combination a.
^ Take the filter combination out b,
remove any coarse particles and
rinse the filter well under running
water. Use a nylon brush if
necessary.
,Ensure that coarse soil doesn't
get into the circulation system and
cause a blockage.
39
Cleaning and care
To clean the inside of the filter, the flap
must be opened:
^ Press catches a together in the
direction of the arrows as shown, and
open the filter b.
^ Rinse all the filters under running
water.
^ Then close the flap so that the catch
engages.
40
^ Replace the filter combination so that
it lies flat in the base of the wash
cabinet.
^ Then turn the handle clockwise until
both arrows point towards each
other. The filter combination is locked
in place.
,Take care when you are fitting
the filter combination that it is
secured in position correctly.
Otherwise coarse soil could get into
the circulation system and cause a
blockage.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms
^ Remove the lower basket.
Particles of food can get stuck in the
spray arm jets and bearings. The spray
arms should therefore be inspected
and cleaned regularly (approx. every 4
- 6 months).
^ Switch the dishwasher off.
Remove the spray arms as follows:
^ Take out the cutlery tray (if your
dishwasher is fitted with one).
^ Push the top spray arm upwards to
engage the inner ratchet. Then
unscrew the spray arm.
^ Push the middle spray arms upwards
a to engage the ratchet. Then
unscrew the spray arm b.
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly
upwards to remove it.
^ Use a pointed object to push food
particles into the spray arm jets.
^ Rinse thoroughly under running
water.
^ Replace the spray arms and check
that they rotate freely.
41
Problem solving guide
With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected
without contacting Miele. This will save time and money.
Please note that a call-out fee will be applied for unnecessary service visits where
the problem could have been rectified as described in these Operating
instructions.
,Installation work and repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried
out by a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with
current local and national safety regulations. The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for unauthorised work.
Technical problems
Problem
The dishwasher
does not start.
Possible cause
The door is not properly
closed.
The appliance is not
plugged in.
The fuse is defective or
has tripped.
The dishwasher
stops during a
programme.
42
The appliance is not
switched on.
The fuse is defective or
has tripped.
Remedy
Push the door firmly shut.
Insert the plug and switch on
at the socket.
Reset or replace the fuse.
(Minimum fuse rating - see
data plate).
Press the On button U and
select a programme.
– Reset or replace the fuse
(Minimum fuse rating - see
data plate).
– If the same mains fuse trips
again, call Miele.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The buzzer sounds.
All the programme
indicators flash when
the door is opened.
There may be a
technical fault.
– Switch the dishwasher off
with the Off button V.
After a few seconds:
– Switch the dishwasher on.
– Select the programme
required with the
Programme selector
button.
– Close the door.
If the indicator lights flash
again, there is a technical
fault.
– Call Miele.
The drain pump works
even when the door is
open.
The Waterproof system
has reacted.
– Turn off the tap.
– Call Miele.
43
Problem solving guide
The dishwasher does not fill/drain.
Problem
The dishwasher
stops working
shortly after the
start of the
programme.
The buzzer sounds.
The Inlet/Drain
indicator flashes
when the door is
opened.
The dishwasher
stops during a
programme.
The buzzer sounds.
The Inlet/Drain
indicator flashes
when the door is
opened.
44
Possible cause
The tap is turned
off.
Remedy
– Turn on the tap fully.
Before rectifying the problem, you
must:
– Switch the dishwasher off with the
Off button V.
Water intake is
– Turn on the tap fully.
restricted.
– Clean the water inlet filter (see
"Maintenance").
– The water pressure at the intake is
lower than 30 kPa (0.3 bar).
Seek professional advice.
– Clean the filter combination. See
Water outlet is
"Cleaning and care".
restricted.
Water remains in
– Clean the drain pump. See
the wash cabinet at
"Maintenance".
the end of a
– Clean the non-return valve. See
programme.
"Maintenance".
– Remove any kink in the drain
hose.
– After this, switch the dishwasher
back on with the On button U.
Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
The indicator lights
are dark. Only the U
indicator is
illuminated.
Detergent residue is
left in the dispenser at
the end of a
programme.
Possible cause
The indicator lights have
switched off automatically
to save energy (Standby
mode).
The dispenser was still
damp when detergent was
added.
The detergent
dispenser lid cannot
be closed properly.
At the end of a
programme there is a
film of moisture on
the inside of the door
and the interior walls.
Clogged detergent residue Clean the detergent from
is blocking the catch.
the catch.
This is caused by the
drying system and does
not indicate a fault.
Remedy
Press any button (except
the Off button V).
Standby will be cancelled.
Make sure the dispenser is
dry before adding
detergent.
The moisture will dissipate
after a short while.
The filter combination in
the wash cabinet is
clogged.
Before rectifying the
problem, you must:
– Switch the dishwasher
off with the Off button V.
Clean the filter
combination. See "Cleaning
and care".
The drain pump or
non-return valve may be
blocked.
Clean the drain pump or
the non-return valve. See
"Maintenance".
The drain hose is kinked.
Remove any kink from the
drain hose.
Water remains in the
wash cabinet at the
end of a programme.
45
Problem solving guide
Noises
Problem
Knocking noise in the
wash cabinet.
Possible cause
A spray arm is knocking
against an item in a
basket.
Rattling noise in the
wash cabinet.
Items of crockery are
insecure in the wash
cabinet.
A foreign object (e.g. a
cherry stone) has
becomed lodged in the
drain pump.
Knocking noise in the
water pipes.
46
This may be caused by
the on-site installation or
the cross-section of the
piping.
Remedy
Interrupt the programme,
and rearrange the items
which are obstructing the
spray arm.
Interrupt the programme,
and rearrange the items of
crockery.
Remove the foreign object
from the drain pump (see
"Maintenance - Cleaning
the drain pump and
non-return valve").
This has no influence on
dishwasher function. If in
doubt, contact a suitably
qualified plumber.
Problem solving guide
Unsatisfactory washing result
Problem
The dishes are not
clean.
Possible cause
The dishes were not loaded
correctly.
The programme was not
powerful enough.
Not enough detergent was
used.
Items are blocking the path
of the spray arms.
The filter combination in the
base of the wash cabinet is
not clean or is not correctly
fitted.
This may cause the spray
arm jets to get blocked.
The non-return valve is
blocked in the open position.
Dirty water has flowed back
into the wash cabinet.
Smearing appears The rinse aid dosage is set
on glassware and too high.
cutlery, there is a
bluish sheen on the
surface of
glassware; film can
be wiped off.
Remedy
See notes in "Loading the
dishwasher".
Select a more intensive
programme. See
"Programme chart".
Use more detergent, or
change your detergent.
Rearrange the items so that
the spray arms can rotate
freely.
Clean and/or fit the filter
combination correctly. Clean
the spray arm jets. See
"Cleaning and care".
Clean the drain pump and
the non-return valve. See
"Maintenance - Cleaning the
drain pump and non-return
valve".
Reduce the dosage. See
"Before using for the first
time - Rinse aid".
47
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Dishes, cutlery and The amount of rinse aid may Replenish the reservoir,
glasses are not dry be insufficient, or the rinse
increase the dosage or
or are flecked.
aid reservoir is empty.
change the brand of rinse
aid. See "Before using for the
first time - Rinse aid".
Items were taken out of the Leave it in for longer. See
cabinet too soon.
"Operation".
Combination products have Change your detergent, or
been used which have
replenish the rinse aid (see
impaired drying
"Before using for the first
time - Rinse aid").
performance.
White residue is
visible on cutlery
and crockery,
clouding occurs
on glassware; film
can be wiped off.
48
Not enough rinse aid was
used.
There is no salt in the salt
reservoir.
Increase the dosage. See
"Before using for the first
time - Setting the rinse aid
dosage".
Fill the salt reservoir (see
"Before using for the first
time - Filling the salt
reservoir").
The salt reservoir cap has
not been screwed on
correctly.
An unsuitable combination
detergent has been used.
Replace it, making sure that
it screws back on correctly.
The water softener is
programmed to a setting
which is too low.
Select a higher water
softener setting (see "Water
softener").
Change your detergent. Use
a standard liquid, tablet or
powder detergent, and fill
the salt and rinse aid
reservoirs in the dishwasher.
Problem solving guide
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Glassware has a
brown or blue tinge,
and film cannot be
wiped off.
Glassware is dull
and discoloured;
film cannot be wiped
off.
This may be caused by the
detergent.
Change your detergent.
The glassware is not
dishwasher-proof. The
surfaces are affected.
There is no remedy.
Purchase glassware which
is dishwasher-proof.
Tea or lipstick stains The wash temperature of
have not been
the selected programme
completely removed. was too low.
The bleaching effect of the
detergent used is too low.
Select a programme with a
higher wash temperature.
Natural dyes e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes or
ketchup may be the cause.
The amount of detergent
used or its bleaching effect
was not sufficient to deal
with natural dyes.
There are rust stains The affected items are not
on cutlery.
corrosion resistant.
Use more detergent. See
"Operation - Detergent".
Discolouration is irreversible.
Plastic items are
discoloured.
Change your detergent.
There is no remedy.
Purchase cutlery which is
dishwasher-proof.
A programme was not run
after dishwasher salt was
added. Traces of salt have
got into the wash cycle.
Always run the "Quick wash"
programme, without any
crockery in the dishwasher,
after adding dishwasher
salt.
The salt reservoir cap has
not been screwed on
correctly.
Replace it, making sure that
it screws back on correctly.
49
Maintenance
Cleaning the water inlet filter
A filter is incorporated in the screw
connection of the valve on the water
inlet hose. The filter must be cleaned
when dirty, otherwise insufficient water
will flow into the wash cabinet.
,The plastic housing of the water
connection contains an electrical
component. It must not be dipped in
water.
Recommendation
If the mains water contains a large
amount of insoluble substances, we
recommend fitting a large-area filter in
the connection between the tap and the
water inlet hose threaded union. This
filter is available from Miele.
^ Carefully remove the seal.
Cleaning the filter:
^ Reconnect the inlet hose to the tap,
making sure it goes on correctly and
is not cross-threaded.
^ Disconnect the dishwasher from the
mains supply. Switch off at the mains
socket and withdraw the plug.
^ Close the tap.
^ Unscrew the inlet hose.
50
^ Withdraw the filter using pointed
pliers and rinse clean under running
water.
^ Replace the filter and seal, making
sure they are sitting correctly.
^ Turn on the tap gradually to test for
leaks. If there is a leak, the inlet hose
might not be on securely, or it may
have been screwed on at an angle.
Unscrew and reconnect the water
inlet valve correctly.
Maintenance
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the water has not been pumped away
at the end of a programme, the drain
pump or the non-return valve might be
blocked. They are, however, easy to
clean.
^ Disconnect the dishwasher from the
mains supply. Switch off at the mains
socket and withdraw the plug.
^ Take the filter combination out of the
wash cabinet (see "Cleaning and
care - Cleaning the filters in the wash
cabinet").
^ Scoop the water out of the cabinet
using a suitable container or utensil.
The drain pump is situated under the
non-return valve (see arrow).
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
drain pump (watch out for glass or
bone splinters which are particularly
difficult to detect and could cause
injury). Turn the drain pump impeller
by hand to check that there are no
more obstructions. You will feel a little
resistance when you turn the
impeller.
^ Carefully replace the non-return valve
and secure it with the catch.
,Ensure that the catch engages
correctly.
^ Press the catch for the non-return
valve inwards a.
^ Lift out the non-return valve b, and
rinse well under running water.
Be careful not to damage any
delicate components when cleaning
the drain pump and the non-return
valve.
^ Remove all foreign objects from the
non-return valve.
51
Comparison tests
Test standard:
AS/NZS 2007.1:2005, AS/NZS 2007.2:2005;
AS/NZS 6400:2005
Standard programme for
energy label comparison tests:
Energy Save
Capacity:
10 place settings
Amount of detergent:
5.0 g in compartment I,
22.5 g in compartment II
Rinse aid dispensing:
Setting 3 (approx. 3 ml)
Drying measurements:
Door ajar using a block of approximately
50 mm upon completion of dry test.
Loading examples
Pictures illustrating how to load the dishwasher are shown on the following pages.
52
Comparison tests
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray
53
Programme chart
Crockery type
Mixed,
everyday crockery
including pots and pans
Soiling
Fresh to dried on soiling
Glasses and plastic
containers, sensitive to
high temperatures
Programme
Variable,
sensor controlled wash
Short cycle
Light soiling
Variable,
sensor controlled wash
with glass care
Mixed crockery
1)
54
Lightly dried on soiling
Standard programme
values
Crockery and cutlery
Normal soiling
Water and
energy-saving cycle
Pots
pans,
everyday
porcelain and
cutlery
Stubborn,
dried-on food
deposits containing starch
or protein1)
Maximum wash power
Food such as potatoes, rice, pasta, stews or bakes can leave starchy deposits on crockery.
Deposits containing protein can be left by food such as meat, fish, eggs or casseroles.
Programme chart
Programme
2)
3)
Detergent
Compartment I 2)
Compartment II 2)
Sensor wash
–
25 ml
or
1 Tab
Quick wash 40°C
–
20 ml
or
1 Tab 3)
Sensor wash gentle
–
20 ml
or
1 Tab
Light soiling 50°C
–
25 ml
or
1 Tab
Energy save
–
25 ml
or
1 Tab 3)
Pots & pans 75°C
10 ml
25 ml
or
1 Tab
see "Detergent"
In some cases, tabs may not dissolve completely.
55
Programme chart
Programme
Programme sequence
Pre-wash
Sensor wash
Quick wash 40 °C
Sensor wash gentle#
1
2
Final rinse
°C
Drying
1)
Pots & pans 75 °C
55-65
If required
68
X
40
X
45
X
X
45
X
55
X
X
45
45
X
Light soiling 50 °C
X
50
X
68
X
75
X
68
X
1) Standard programme for energy labelling
56
Interim rinse
Variable programme sequence,
sensor controlled adjustment to amount of crockery and soiling
If required
Energy save
Main wash
°C
Programme chart
Consumption
Electricity
Duration
Water
Cold water
connection
20 °C
kWh
Hot water
connection
55 °C
kWh 1)
Litres
Cold water
connection
20 °C
h:min
Hot water connection
55 °C
h:min
0.80-1.30
0.55-0.70
11.0-18.0
1:35-2:30
1:20-2:10
0.50
0.20
11.0
0:38
0:32
0.80
0.30
15.0
1:34
1:20
0.61
0.20
12.5
1:58
1:49
0.95
0.70
11.0
1:30
1:20
1.30
0.80
15.0
2:38
2:26
1) The electrical energy used by the appliance.
Note: The electrical energy stated does not take into consideration the hot water supply energy from
an external source.
The durations given can vary depending on individual circumstances.
57
Optional accessories
To make the most of your dishwasher
Optional accessories for particular purposes are available from your Miele
Chartered Agent or from Miele (some may be supplied as standard, depending on
model).
If you would like to …
you will need to order …
... wash bottles,
e.g. milk or baby bottles
… a bottle holder
… wash additional items of cutlery
… a small cutlery basket for the lower
basket
... wash a lot of glasses
… a glassware insert for the bottom
basket
58
After sales service
Repairs
Future updates
In the event of any faults that you
cannot remedy yourself, please
contact:
The programme update function is
designed to enable a service
technician to update your appliance's
electronics in keeping with advances in
technology.
– Your Miele Chartered Agent, or
– Miele
You will find the telephone number
and address of Miele on the back
cover of the manual.
Information regarding programme
updates will be made known by Miele
as and when such developments
become available.
^ When contacting your Chartered
Agent or Miele, please quote the model type and number of your
appliance, both of which are shown
on the data plate on the right-hand
side of the door.
59
Electrical connection
This dishwasher is supplied with a
mains cable and moulded plug ready
for connection to an AC single phase
supply, (230 V 50 Hz for NZ and
Australia) via a fused plug and suitable
switched socket.
,The electrical socket must be
easily accessible after the
dishwasher has been installed.
Do not connect the washing
machine to the mains electricity
supply by an extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
If the connection cable is damaged, it
must be replaced with a Miele cable by
a Miele approved service technician
only.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is easily
accessible. For extra safety, it is
advisable to install a suitable residual
current device (RCD).
The appliance must not be connected
to an isolated inverter which is
connected to a self-sufficient power
supply, e.g. solar power supply.
Voltage peaks when the appliance is
switched on can cause a safety
switch-off and the electronics may also
be damaged. The appliance must not
be operated in conjunction with
energy-saving plugs either as the
energy intake of the appliance is
reduced and it will overheat.
60
,Before connecting the
dishwasher, check that the
connection data on the data plate
(voltage and rated load) matches
the mains electricity supply. If in any
doubt, consult a qualified
electrician.
Technical data can be found on the
data plate on the right-hand side of the
door.
Water connection
The Miele Waterproof system
Provided that your dishwasher has
been installed correctly, the Miele
waterproof anti-leak system will protect
you from water damage throughout its
lifetime.
Connection to the water
supply
,Water in the dishwasher must
not be used as drinking water.
– The dishwasher may be connected
to a cold or hot water supply, max.
60 °C.
We would only recommend
connection to a hot water supply if it
is economical. When connected to a
hot water supply, all programme
stages which would otherwise be
carried out with cold water will be
carried out with hot water, thus
increasing time and energy costs.
– The water pressure (flow pressure at
the take-off point) must be between
30 and 1000 kPa (0.3 and 10 bar). If
the water pressure is too high, a
pressure reducer valve must be
fitted.
After commissioning the appliance,
ensure that the water inlet does not
leak.
,To avoid any damage to the
appliance, the dishwasher must only
be connected to a fully vented
plumbing system.
– The inlet hose is approx. 1.5 m long.
A 1.5 m long flexible metal extension
hose, pressure tested to 14000 kPa/
140 bar, is available as an optional
accessory if required.
– A 3/4 " male thread must be provided
on site.
– The dishwasher is constructed to
comply with Australian regulations,
and may be connected to a suitable
supply without an extra non-return
valve if national regulations allow
this.
! The inlet hose must not be
shortened or damaged in any way
as it contains electrical components
(see illustration).
61
Water connection
Connection to the drainage
system
– The appliance drainage system is
fitted with a non-return valve, which
prevents dirty water from flowing
back into the dishwasher via the
drain hose.
– The dishwasher is supplied with
approx. 1.5 m of flexible drain hose
with an internal diameter of 22 mm.
– The drain hose can be extended
using a connection piece to attach a
further length of hose.
The drainage length must not be
longer than 4 m, and the delivery
head must not exceed 1 m.
After commissioning the appliance,
ensure that the water outlet does not
leak.
Venting the drainage system
If the on-site drain connection is
situated lower than the guide path for
the bottom basket rollers in the open
door, the drainage system must be
vented. Otherwise a siphoning effect
during a programme can cause the
appliance to empty itself of water.
To vent it:
^ Open the dishwasher door fully.
– If the hose is to be directly fitted to
the drainage outlet on site, use the
hose clip supplied (see installation
diagram).
– The hose can be directed to the left
or the right of the appliance.
– The on-site connector for the drain
hose can be adapted to different
widths of hose. If the connector
protrudes too far into the drain hose,
it will need to be shortened.
Otherwise the drain hose may
become blocked.
– The drain hose must not be
shortened.
,Make sure that there are no
kinks in the hose, and that it is not
squashed or stretched.
62
^ Pull the lower spray arm firmly
upwards to remove it.
^ Cut off the top of the vent valve in the
wash cabinet.
Technical data
Height
80.5 cm
(adjustable + 6.5 cm)
Height of building-in recess
Min. 80.5 cm (+ 6.5 cm)
Width
44.8 cm
Width of building-in
recess
45 cm
Depth
57 cm
Weight
Max. 51 kg
Voltage
230 V
Rated load
2300 W
Fuse rating
10 A
Test marks
Electrical safety, WaterMark, C-Tick Mark
Water pressure (flow rate)
30 - 1000 kPa
(0.3 - 10 bar)
Hot water connection
Up to max. 60 °C
Delivery head
Max. 1 m
Drainage length
Max. 4 m
Mains cable
Approx. 1.7 m
Capacity
10 place settings
63
Alteration rights reserved/
G4570 / 0611
M.-Nr. 07 862 020 / 01
Download PDF