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. 10 525 620
Contents
Caring for the environment .................................................................................. 6
Warning and Safety instructions ......................................................................... 7
Operating the washing machine ........................................................................ 14
Control panel ......................................................................................................... 14
Programme duration.............................................................................................. 15
Delay start ............................................................................................................. 15
Standard display ................................................................................................... 15
Examples on how to operate the machine............................................................ 16
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 17
Setting the language ............................................................................................. 17
Removing the transit bars ..................................................................................... 18
Starting the calibration programme....................................................................... 18
Washing environmentally and economically .................................................... 19
EcoFeedback......................................................................................................... 20
1. Prepare the laundry......................................................................................... 21
2. Select a programme........................................................................................ 22
3. Load the washing machine............................................................................. 23
4. Select programme settings ............................................................................ 24
5. Add detergent .................................................................................................. 26
Detergent dispenser drawer .................................................................................. 26
CapDosing............................................................................................................. 27
6. Start the programme - the end of a programme .......................................... 29
Spinning................................................................................................................ 30
Delay start ............................................................................................................ 32
To select delay start .............................................................................................. 32
To change delay start ............................................................................................ 32
To cancel delay start and begin the programme straight away ............................ 32
Programme chart ................................................................................................ 33
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Contents
Options ................................................................................................................. 38
ProgrammeManager.............................................................................................. 38
Intensive ........................................................................................................... 38
ECO .................................................................................................................. 38
Extra gentle ...................................................................................................... 38
Extra quiet ........................................................................................................ 38
AllergoWash ..................................................................................................... 38
Short...................................................................................................................... 39
Water plus ............................................................................................................. 39
Stains..................................................................................................................... 39
Wash programme chart - ProgrammeManager..................................................... 40
Programme sequence......................................................................................... 42
Garment care label symbols............................................................................... 45
Changing the programme sequence ................................................................ 46
Cancelling a programme ....................................................................................... 46
Interrupting a programme...................................................................................... 46
Changing a programme......................................................................................... 46
Adding or removing laundry after the programme has started ............................. 47
Detergent ............................................................................................................. 49
The correct detergent............................................................................................ 49
Water softeners ..................................................................................................... 49
Dispensing aids ..................................................................................................... 49
Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ...................................................................... 49
Miele recommended detergents ........................................................................... 50
Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010...... 51
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 53
Cleaning the drum (Hygiene info) .......................................................................... 53
External casing and fascia panel........................................................................... 53
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer ............................................................. 53
Cleaning the water inlet filters ............................................................................... 55
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Contents
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 56
The programme does not start.............................................................................. 56
The following fault messages appear in the display and the programme stops... 57
A message appears in the display at the end of the programme ......................... 58
General problems with the washing machine ....................................................... 60
An unsatisfactory wash result ............................................................................... 62
The door will not open........................................................................................... 63
Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure ..... 64
After sales service............................................................................................... 66
Repairs .................................................................................................................. 66
Optional accessories............................................................................................. 66
Warranty: U.K. ....................................................................................................... 66
Warranty: Other countries ..................................................................................... 66
Installation and connection ................................................................................ 67
Front view .............................................................................................................. 67
Rear view............................................................................................................... 68
Installation surface ................................................................................................ 69
Transporting the washing machine to its installation site...................................... 69
Removing the transit bars ..................................................................................... 69
Re-fitting the transit bars....................................................................................... 71
Levelling the machine............................................................................................ 72
Screwing out and adjusting the feet................................................................. 72
Building under a continuous worktop/ in a kitchen run.................................... 73
Washer-dryer stack .......................................................................................... 73
The water protection system................................................................................. 74
Connection to the water supply ............................................................................ 75
Drainage ................................................................................................................ 76
Electrical connection U.K. ..................................................................................... 77
Consumption data ............................................................................................... 78
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................... 79
Technical data...................................................................................................... 81
Data sheet household washing machines............................................................. 82
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Contents
Settings ................................................................................................................ 84
Language  ........................................................................................................... 85
Degree of soiling.................................................................................................... 85
Buzzer volume....................................................................................................... 85
Keypad tone .......................................................................................................... 85
Consumption......................................................................................................... 86
Code...................................................................................................................... 86
Temperature unit.................................................................................................... 86
Display brightness................................................................................................. 87
Dark display........................................................................................................... 87
Machine switch-off................................................................................................ 87
Display maximum load .......................................................................................... 87
Display programme name ..................................................................................... 88
Memory ................................................................................................................. 88
Pre-wash Cottons.................................................................................................. 88
Gentle action ......................................................................................................... 88
Reduce temp. ........................................................................................................ 89
Water plus ............................................................................................................. 89
Water plus level ..................................................................................................... 89
Maximum rinse level.............................................................................................. 89
Suds cooling.......................................................................................................... 90
Low water pressure ............................................................................................... 90
Anti-crease ............................................................................................................ 90
Optional accessories .......................................................................................... 91
Detergent............................................................................................................... 91
Specialist detergents............................................................................................. 91
Fabric care............................................................................................................. 92
Additives................................................................................................................ 92
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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 warranty.
 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 machine must only be connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hose kits must not be re-used. Check the
condition of the hoses regularly so that you can replace them in
good time and avoid the risk of any water damage.
 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 warranty.
 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.
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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 8 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, warranty, 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.
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.
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.
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.
k OK button
Confirms the programme selected, a
value set or opens a sub-menu.
l  sensor
Scrolls up the list to the next option
or increases a value.
m  Cap sensor
Activates cap dosing via the detergent dispenser drawer.
n 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.
After the programme has started the
delay start time will begin to count
down.
Once the delay start time has elapsed,
the estimated programme duration will
appear in the display.
Standard display
The standard display shows the following from left to right:
2:59

1600
– the programme duration
– the selected wash temperature
– the selected spin speed
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Operating the washing machine
Setting numerical values
Examples on how to operate
the machine
Start in
Scrolling through a list
The  arrows in the display indicate that
a list is available.
Language 

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 which is currently in the
display.
Identifying options selected
 Cap 

If an option has been activated, this will
be indicated by a tick  next to it.
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00 :00 h
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 which is currently in the display.
Exiting a sub-menu
Select Back  to exit a sub-menu.
Before using for the first time
 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.
Remove the protective foil and
stickers
 Remove
– the protective foil from the door.
– 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.
Remove the drain hose elbow
from the drum
An elbow piece for the drain hose is
stored in the drum.
 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
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.
Switch on the washing machine
 Press the  button.
The welcome screen will light up.
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
"Settings".
deutsch


 Touch the  or  sensor until the
language you want appears in the
display.
 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
 Confirm your selection of the language by touching the OK sensor.
 Remove the elbow piece.
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Before using for the first time
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".
1:55
90°C
1600
 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 complete
 Confirm the removal of the transit
bars with the OK sensor.
Starting the calibration programme
For optimum water and energy consumption and excellent wash results, it
is important to calibrate the washing
machine.
The following message appears in the
display:
 Open  and run Cottons 90°C without
laundry
 Touch the  sensor repeatedly until
you have read all the rows of text.
The OK sensor will light up.
 Confirm the message with the
OK sensor.
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.
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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.
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.
– Do not exceed the amounts of detergent recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging.
– 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.
– Adjust the dosage to the degree of
soiling of the laundry.
– Reduce the amount of detergent with
smaller loads (approx. ⅓ less than
the amount recommended can be
used when washing a half load).
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.
– 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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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.
– the actual energy and water consumption during the programme or at
the end of the programme.
1. Estimate
 After selecting a programme, touch
the EcoFeedback sensor.
The estimated energy consumption
levels will be displayed as a bar chart.
Energy


 Touch the  or  sensor to change
to the estimated water consumption
levels.
Water


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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Energy
0.9
kWh 
 Touch the  or  to switch to the
water consumption display.
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.
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.
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).
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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:
Programme selection
A. Selecting a programme via the
programme selector:
 Turn the programme selector to Further programmes.
The following will appear in the display:
Automatic plus
 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 appears in the
display.
 Confirm the programme with the OK
sensor.
The maximum load for the relevant programme will appear in the display. Preset programme parameters will be displayed depending on the programme
selected.
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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.
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.
 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.
 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
Tip: 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.
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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.
Tip: You can switch on the degree of
soiling query and select the default setting for the degree of soiling (see "Settings - Degree of soiling").
If the degree of soiling query has been
switched on, the following will appear in
the display:
The following parameters will change
depending on the degree of soiling selected:
– with the Heavy degree of soiling setting, a pre-wash will be carried out
automatically for some programmes
(see "Options").
– 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.
Select a temperature
Degree of soiling
The display will change automatically to
the degree of soiling query:
Normal
  
 Set the degree of soiling with the 
and  sensors and confirm your selection with the OK sensor.
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You can alter the pre-set temperature
of a wash programme.
 Press the Temperature button.
The following will appear in the display:
Temperature

 Set the temperature you want with
the  and  sensors and confirm
your selection with the OK sensor.
4. Select programme settings
Selecting a spin speed
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
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".
 Set the spin speed you want with the
 and  sensors and confirm your
selection with the OK sensor.
Select options
 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".
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5. Add detergent
There are several options for adding 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.
– High water consumption (an additional rinse cycle will automatically
switch in).
– A burden to the environment.
 Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer and add detergent to the
compartments as follows:

Detergent for the pre-wash (divide the
total recommended amount as follows:
add ⅓ to compartment  and ⅔ to
compartment )

Detergent for the main wash
/
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.
 Cap

 Press the capsule in firmly.
 Select the type of capsule you want
with the  and  sensors and confirm your selection with the OK
sensor.
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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.
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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.
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.
At the end of a programme
The door is still locked during the anticrease phase and the following will appear alternately in the display:
Anti-crease/Finish
and

 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.
Press Start/Stop
 Press the Start/Stop button. This will
unlock the door.
 Pull open the door.
 Remove the laundry.
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.
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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.
Silks 
600*
Automatic plus
1400
You can reduce the final spin speed.
Down duvets
1200
Outerwear
800
Proofing
1000
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that shown in the
chart.
Sportswear
1200
Rinse and interim spin
Separate rinse / Starch
1600*
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.
Maintenance wash
900
QuickPower wash
1600*
Express 20
1200
Shirts
900
Dark garments / Denim
1200
Drain / Spin
1600
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Spinning
To omit the final spin (Rinse
hold)
 Use the Spin speed button to select
the  setting (Rinse hold). 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 select delay start
 Press the Delay start button.
The following will appear in the display:
Start in
00 :00 h
 Use the  and  sensors to enter the
hour and confirm your entry with the
OK sensor.
The display will change:
Start in
05: 00 h
Tip: The values will count upwards and
downwards automatically if you touch
the  or  sensor continuously.
To begin delay start
 Press the Start/Stop button to begin
delay start and the wash programme.
The following will appear in the display:
05: 00 h
When the delay start time has elapsed,
the programme will begin and the display will show the programme duration
and the programme sequence.
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You can change delay start at any time.
 Press the Delay start button.

Change the time
 Touch the OK sensor.
Start in
05 :29 h
 Now enter the time you want.
To cancel delay start and begin
the programme straight away
 Press the Delay start button.
Change the time

 Touch the  sensor.
 Use the  and  sensors to enter the
minutes and confirm your entry with
the OK sensor.
Start in
To change delay start
Start now

 Touch the OK sensor. The wash programme will start immediately.
Programme chart
Cottons
cold to 90 °C
Max. load 8.0 kg
Use for
Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabric, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc.
Note
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 8.0 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
Use for
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre, rayon and
viscose.
Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by
the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually makes a programme with pre-wash advisable. Select the Heavy setting for the degree of soiling so that a
pre-wash will be carried out.
– 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Programme chart
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.
Separate rinse / Starch
Use for
Max. load 8.0 kg
– Rinsing handwashed items.
– 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.
– Items will be rinsed very effectively using two rinse cycles by activating the Water plus option.
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.
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Programme chart
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.
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 Pre-ironing  option is switched off, the maximum
load capacity is increased to 2.0 kg.
Dark garments / Denim
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Use for
Black and dark items made of cotton, mixed fibre or denim.
Notes
– Wash inside out.
– Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first few
washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
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.
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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.
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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.
Options
Pre-ironing 
In order to reduce creasing, the laundry
undergoes a smoothing process at the
end of the programme. Reducing the
maximum load by 50% will give a better
result. Please note the load information
in the display. Small loads give a better
result.
The garments must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer   and suitable
for ironing  .
Short
Use this option for light soiling with no
visible staining.
The wash duration is reduced.
Water plus
The water level in the wash and rinse
stages is increased and a second rinse
is carried out in the "Separate rinse /
Starch" programme.
You can select other functions for the
Water plus button. These are described
in "Settings".
Stains
In order to clean stained laundry more
effectively, you can choose between 7
different types of stain. The wash programme will then adapt to the type of
stain selected. You can select one stain
per wash cycle.
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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
–
Silks 
–
–
–
X
–
Automatic plus
X
X
X
X
X
Down duvets
X
X
X
–
X
Outerwear
X
X
X
X
X
Proofing
–
–
–
X
–
Sportswear
X
X
X
X
X
Separate rinse / Starch
–
–
–
X
–
Express 20
–
–
–
X
–
Shirts
X
X
X
X
X
Dark garments / Denim
X
X
X
X
X
X = Can be selected
– = Cannot be selected
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Options
The following options can be selected in addition to the programme:
Pre-ironing 
Short
Water plus
Stains
Cottons
X
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
X
X
Automatic plus
X
X
–
–
X
Down duvets
X
–
–
X
–
Outerwear
X
–
X
X
X
Sportswear
X
–
X
X
X
Separate rinse / Starch
–
–
–
X
–
QuickPower wash
–
X
–
X
–
Express 20
–
X
X
–
–
Shirts
X
X
X
X
X
Dark garments / Denim
X
X
X
X
X
1)
Pre-wash
None of the options can be selected with programmes which are not listed in the
chart below.
2)
2)
X = Can be selected
– = Cannot be selected
1)
= Activated automatically when the Heavy degree of soiling setting is
selected
2)
= 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



2-4
Delicates



Woollens 


Silks 

Automatic plus
1)2)3)

2)3)

2-4
2)3)


2



2




2-4
Down duvets



3-4
Outerwear



–

Sportswear

Separate rinse / Starch
2)3)

3)

3-4
3)


1



2-3



Maintenance wash


QuickPower wash

Express 20
Proofing
3)

0-1
5)


3



2




1

Shirts



3-4
Dark garments / Denim



–
–
–
Drain / Spin
Please see the next page for a description of the symbols.
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3)

3-5
2)3)

–

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
3)
An additional rinse is carried out if:
– the Water plus option is selected and
the Extra rinse or Water + and Extra
rinse setting has been activated for
the Water plus option in Settings.
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 .
5)
An additional rinse is carried out if:
the Water plus option is selected.
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Programme sequence
Cottons and Minimum iron
Special features
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
– 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.
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.
With some options (e.g. Pre-wash,
Water plus) PowerWash 2.0 is not activated.
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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.
– Detergent
Dispense the correct amount of detergent (with smaller loads).
Garment care label symbols
Washing
Drying
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 


Dry clean only. The letters indicate the type of cleaning agent required.
Silks 


Professional Wet Clean only
Express 20


Do not dry clean
Automatic plus


Do not iron
Professional cleaning
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
Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started:
After the start of a programme it is no
longer possible to select a different programme.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Cancel programme

 Touch the OK sensor.
The suds will be pumped away. The following will appear in the display:
Prog. cancelled
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.
 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.
Interrupting a programme
 Switch the washing machine off with
the  button.
 Switch the washing machine back on
with the  button to continue with
the same programme.
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 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.
Changing the programme sequence
Adding or removing laundry
after the programme has started
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The following will appear in the display:
Cancel programme

 Scroll up the list with the  or 
sensor to:
Add laundry

The programme will stop and the door
will unlock.
 Close the door.
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
– the suds temperature is above 55 °C.
If this message does not appear in the
display then it is no longer possible to
add or remove items of laundry.
 Add or remove items.
Once a programme has started the
washing machine cannot recognise any
adjustment to the load.
The door cannot be opened, if:
 Touch the OK sensor.
 Pull open the door.
Please note:
– the water is above a certain level.
– the programme has reached the Spin
stage.
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.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
The programme will continue.
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Changing the programme sequence
To deactivate the safety lock
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the temperature, spin speed or options being
altered during a wash programme.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
 Touch the OK sensor.
The following will appear in the display:

 Scroll up the list with the  or 
sensor to:
Activate lock
 Touch the OK sensor.
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The following will appear in the display:
Deactivate lock
To activate the safety lock
Cancel programme
 Proceed as for activating the safety
lock.

The safety lock is now deactivated.

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.miele-shop.com
or from Miele.
Miele
UltraWhite
Miele
UltraColor
Miele
Cap 
Miele
Cap 
Miele
Cap 
Cottons


–


Minimum iron
–

–


Delicates
–

, , 

–
Woollens 
–
–
, 
–
–
Silks 
–
–

–
–
Automatic plus
–

–


Down duvets
–
–

–
–
Outerwear
–
–

–
–
Proofing
–
–
–

–
Sportswear
–
–

–
–
Separate rinse /
Starch
–/–
–/–
–/–
/–
–/–
QuickPower wash


–
–
–
Express 20
–

–

–
Shirts


–


Dark garments /
Denim
–

–

–
 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 
–
–


Silks 
–
–


Automatic plus
–

–
–
Down duvets
–
–


Outerwear
–
–


Sportswear
–
–


–

–
–
–
2)
Maintenance wash

–
QuickPower wash


1)
Express 20
–

–
Shirts


–
–
Dark garments / Denim
–
–

1)

 Recommended
1)
Liquid detergent
–
2)
Powder detergent
Not recommended
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Detergent
Dispensing fabric conditioner
and liquid starch at the end of
the programme
 Add fabric conditioner to the  compartment or insert the appropriate
capsule.
 Add liquid starch to the  compartment and powder or viscous starch to
the  compartment.
 Select the Separate rinse / Starch
programme.
 Change the spin speed if necessary.
 Activate the Cap  sensor if using a
capsule.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
Colour run and dye removers/dyes
 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.
Starch can make the siphon tube
sticky.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube regularly.
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid
starch separately
Prepare the starch in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
Tip: When adding fabric conditioner
separately, activate the Water plus option.
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 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.
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 appears
in the display.
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.
 For hygiene reasons, clean the entire
drawer at regular intervals.
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.
 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.
 Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or multi-purpose cleaning agents. These could
damage plastic surfaces and other
parts.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon tube and the
channel
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
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.
 Use a bottle brush to remove detergent residues and limescale from the
jets inside 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.
 Clean the fabric conditioner channel
with a brush and hot water.
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 Replace the detergent dispenser
drawer.
Tip: Leave the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the water inlet valve. These filters should be checked every six
months or so, or more often if there are
frequent interruptions to the water supply.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
 Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
 First turn off the stopcock.
 Unscrew the inlet hose from the stopcock.
 Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see illustration).
 Clean the filter.
 Replace the filter in the reverse order.
 Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
 Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove it.
 Clean the filter.
After cleaning the filters, turn on the
stopcock and check the connection
is watertight. If water drips out,
tighten the connection.
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.
 Replace the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
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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.
Some of the messages in the display are more than one line long. Touch the  or
 sensor to read them in full.
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:
  Service 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.
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Problem solving guide
The following fault messages appear in the display and the
programme stops
Message
Cause and remedy

Drainage See 
The water outlet is blocked or restricted.
The drain hose has been fixed too high.
 Clean the drain filters and the drain pumps.
 The maximum delivery head is 1 m.

Water intake See
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.

 Service Waterproof syst.

 Service Fault F
The water protection system has reacted.
 Close the stopcock.
 Call the Service Department.
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.
To switch off the fault messages: Switch the washing machine off with the  button.
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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.
 Use less detergent next time, and follow the manufacturer's recommended dosage amounts on the
packaging.

Hygiene info
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.

Check filter + jet
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.
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.
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

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.
Align the machine
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
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 deter- The water pressure is too low.
gent residue remain in
 Clean the water inlet filter.
the detergent dispenser  It may be useful to select the Water plus option.
drawer.
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 re Clean the siphon, see "Cleaning and care - Cleanmains in the  coming the detergent dispenser drawer".
partment.
At the end of the programme there is still liquid in the capsule.
The small pipe in the detergent dispenser drawer onto
which the capsule is placed is blocked.
 Clean the small pipe.
This is not a fault.
For technical reasons a small amount of water will remain in the capsule.
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Problem solving guide
General problems with the washing machine
Problem
Cause and remedy
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 washing machine
smells.
Hygiene info was ignored. A wash 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 washing machine, run the Maintenance wash programme using Miele machine
cleaner or a universal powder detergent.
The door and the detergent dispenser drawer were
left open after washing.
 Leave the door and the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow them to dry.
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.
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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 a general purpose powder detergent containing a bleaching agent.
 Use the appropriate capsule or add stain removers
to the  compartment.
 Never put stain removers and liquid detergent together in the dispenser drawer.
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 / Denim programme for
dark coloured laundry.
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.
The following appears
in the display:
  Service Door release
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 lock has jammed.
 Call the Service Department.
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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.
 Open the drain pump access panel.
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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Problem solving guide
 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
Optional accessories
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact:
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.
– 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.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for training
purposes.
Warranty: U.K.
In the U.K, the washing machine warranty is valid for 2 years from the date
of purchase.
In the U.K. you must activate your cover
by calling 0330 160 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
Warranty: Other countries
For information on the appliance warranty specific to your country please
contact Miele. See end of this booklet
for contact details.
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 (tested to withstand pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
b Electrical supply cable
c Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
f Door
g Access to drain filter, drain pump and
emergency release
h Four height adjustable feet
d Control panel
e Detergent dispenser drawer
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Installation and connection
Rear view
a Drain hose
b Transport clips for electrical supply
cable, inlet and drain hoses
c Electrical supply cable
e Inlet hose (tested to withstand pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
f Safety caps for transit bars
g Transport clips for inlet and drain
hoses and for storing transit bars
d Protruding lid for holding when movwhen not in use
ing the machine
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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.
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.
Transporting the washing machine to its installation site
 Make sure the fixings at the back
of the lid are secure.
Otherwise there is a danger of the lid
being pulled off when carrying the
machine.
Before carrying the machine check
that the lid is secure where it protrudes at the back of the machine.
 Carry the washing machine by the
front feet and the protruding lid at the
back.
Removing the transit bars
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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Installation and connection
 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
Building under kits* must only be installed/dismantled by a suitably qualified fitter in accordance with the instructions supplied.
– A special building under kit* with a
cover plate to replace the machine lid
is required. It must be fitted by a suitably qualified fitter to ensure electrical safety. N.B. If there is space to
push the washing machine under the
worktop without removing the lid, the
building under kit is not necessary.
Otherwise it is essential.
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:
– Connections for electricity, water and
drainage should be installed in such a
way that they remain accessible
when the machine is in its final position.
Fitting instructions are supplied with the
conversion kit.
a = at least 2 cm
b = WTV without drawer: 172 cm
WTV with drawer: 181 cm
c = 64 cm
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Installation and connection
The water protection system
The Miele water protection system protects all parts of the washing machine
from water damage.
The system consists of three main components:
– the inlet hose
– the electronic unit and drainage and
overflow protection
– the drain hose
Inlet hose
– Protection against bursting
The inlet hose is tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa.
Electronic unit and washing machine
housing
– Sump
Any leaking water is collected in a
sump in the base of the machine. A
float switches off the water inlet
valves, preventing any more water
from flowing into the machine and
water in the suds container is
pumped away.
– Overflow protection
This prevents the washing machine
taking in too much water. If the water
level exceeds a certain level, the
drain pump switches in and pumps
the excess water away.
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 Maintenance
The washing machine should be 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.
Connection to the mains water supply
should incorporate a mains stopcock
with ¾" threaded union. The stopcock
should be fitted by a qualified plumber.
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement or extension. These are tested to withstand
pressure of at least 7,000 kPa.
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters (one in the
open end of the inlet hose, the other
in the inlet point in the machine)
must not be removed.
Extension hose
Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length are
available from your Miele Dealer or
Miele as optional extras.
 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.
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Installation and connection
Drainage
Please note:
The suds are drained through a drain
pump with a 1 m delivery head. For the
water to drain freely, the hose must be
installed free of kinks. The elbow piece
supplied hooks onto the end of the
hose.
If required, the hose can be extended to
a length of up to 5 m. The necessary
parts can be ordered from Miele.
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 for advice.
If required, the hose can be extended to
a length of up to 2.5 m. The necessary
parts can be ordered from Miele.
Drainage options:
b Spigot nut
c Hose clip
d End of the hose
Please note:
 Fit adapter  to the sink drain outlet
using nut .
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure it.
 Attach the end of hose  to adapter
.
– If the water is pumped into a
washbasin, make sure that it can
drain away freely. Otherwise there
is a risk of water overflowing or of
some of the drained water being
sucked back into the machine.
 Use a screwdriver to tighten hose clip
 up close to the nut.
1. Directed into a sink or basin:
2. Connected securely to a plastic drain
pipe with a rubber nipple (there is no
need to use a siphon).
3. Connected securely to a floor gully.
4. Connected securely to a washbasin
with a plastic nipple.
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a Adapter
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
8.0
2.30
58
2:29
50
60 °C
8.0
1.35
58
2:29
50
60 °C
4.0
1.00
49
2:19
50
*
8.0
0.73
48
2:59
44
*
4.0
0.72
46
2:59
44
40 °C
8.0
1.10
54
2:39
50
40 °C
4.0
0.40
34
1:19
50
*
4.0
0.34
39
2:59
44
20 °C
8.0
0.35
72
2:39
50
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)
Pre-ironing 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
820 (+8/-2) mm
Width for building under
600 mm
Weight
Approx. 100 kg
Capacity
8 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
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Technical data
Data sheet household washing machines
In acc. with delegated regulation (EU) No. 1061/2010
MIELE
Model name / identifier
Rated capacity
WKF 121 WCS
1
8,0 kg
Energy efficiency class
A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient)
Annual energy consumption (AEc)
A+++
2
137 kWh/year
Energy consumption of the standard "60°C cotton programme" at full load
0,73 kWh
Energy consumption of the standard "60°C cotton programme" at partial load
0,72 kWh
Energy consumption of the standard "40°C cotton programme" at partial load
0,34 kWh
Weighted power consumption in off-mode (Po)
0,10 W
Weighted power consumption in the left-on mode (Pl)
3,00 W
Weighted annual water consumption (AWc)
3
9.900 Litres/year
Spin-drying efficiency class
A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
Maximum spin speed
A
4
Remaining moisture content
1.600 1/min
4
44 %
Standard programme to which the information in the label and the fiche relates
5
Cottons 60/40 with
arrow
Programme time of the standard programme
60°C cotton programme (full load)
179 min
60°C cotton programme (partial load)
179 min
40°C cotton programme (partial load)
179 min
Duration of the 'left-on' mode (Tl)
6
15 min
Airborne acoustical noise emissions
Washing phase
7
47 dB(A) re 1 pW
7
72 dB(A) re 1 pW
Spinning phase
Built-in
-
This product does not release silver ions during the washing cycle.
● Yes, standard feature
1
2
In kg of cotton for the standard "60 °C cotton programme "at full load or the "40 °C cotton programme" at full load, whichever is the lower.
Based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programmes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial
load, and the consumption of the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption will depend on how
the appliance is used.
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Technical data
3
4
5
6
7
Based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programmes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial
load. Actual water consumption will depend on how the appliance is used.
Attained for the standard "60 °C cotton programme" at full load or the standard "40 °C cotton programme" at partial load, whichever is the lower, and remaining moisture content attained for the
standard "60 °C cotton programme" at full load or the standard "40 °C cotton programme" at partial
load, whichever is the greater.
These programmes are suitable to clean normally soiled cotton laundry and are the most efficient
programmes in terms of combined energy and water consumption.
If the household washing machine is equipped with a power management system.
For the standard "60 °C cotton programme" at full load.
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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 appears 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.
2:59



OK
Changing a setting
 Touching the  sensor will call up the
different options for the setting.
1600
The option which is selected will have
a tick  next to it.


 When the option you want shows in
the display touch the OK sensor to
activate it.
 Touch the  and  sensors at the
same time.
Language 
You are now in the Settings menu.
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 Touch the OK sensor to select the
setting displayed.

To exit Settings
 Touch the  and  sensors at the
same time or turn the programme selector.
Settings
Language 
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
Buzzer volume
You can select one of seven different
settings for the buzzer volume.
The flag  after the word Language acts
as a guide to prevent a language which
will not be understood from being set.
The settings are represented by a bar
chart. At the lowest setting, the buzzer
is switched off.
The selected language will be stored in
memory.
Keypad tone
Degree of soiling
You can select the default setting for
the degree of soiling or switch the degree of soiling query on or off.
Options
– Default setting
You can choose between the Light,
Normal or Heavy degree of soiling
settings.
Factory default setting: Normal
Each touch of a sensor or press of a
button is confirmed with an audible
tone.
The volume for the keypad tone can be
set to one of seven different settings.
The settings are represented by a bar
chart. At the lowest setting, the buzzer
is switched off.
The keypad tone is set to mid-volume
ex-works.
– Query
You can switch the degree of soiling
query on or off.
Factory default setting: Off
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Settings
Consumption
In this setting you can check the
saved energy and water consumption
values.
Code
The code prevents the washing machine being used without your knowledge.
Options
Options
– last programme
Shows the consumption for the last
wash programme carried out.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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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Settings
Display brightness
There are seven different display
brightness settings.
The brightness changes as soon as you
select a different setting.
Dark display
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)
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.
Factory default setting: the On (not in
current programme) option is selected.
Machine switch-off
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.
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Settings
Display programme name
The name of the selected programme
is shown briefly in the display.
Pre-wash Cottons
If you require a longer pre-wash you
can extend the Cottons programme's
standard pre-wash time of 25 minutes
You can choose whether the programme name is displayed or not.
Options
Factory default setting: the Display programme name setting is switched off.
– No increase (Factory default setting)
25 minute pre-wash
Memory
– +6 min
31 minute pre-wash
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.
– +9 min
34 minute pre-wash
– +12 min
37 minute pre-wash
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.
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Settings
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
You can increase the set amount of
water in the wash programmes.
Options
– Water +
The water level is increased in the
wash and rinse stages.
– Extra rinse
An extra rinse is carried out.
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.
– Water + and Extra rinse
The water level is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an extra
rinse is carried out.
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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 See  will appear.
If the on-site water pressure cannot be
increased, activating this function will
prevent the programme from being cancelled.
Factory default setting: Low water pressure is switched off.
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.
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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.
Wool and delicates detergent
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).
– cleans at temperatures as low as
20 °C, helps retain the shape of delicate garments and protect colours
– liquid detergent for delicates
– particularly suitable for woollen and
silk garments
Specialist detergents
Specialist detergents are available as
capsules  in convenient single dose
amounts or in a handy bottle.
Outdoor
Detergent
UltraWhite
– liquid detergent for outerwear and
performance clothing
– powder detergent
– cleans with care and is gentle on colours
– suitable for white and light coloured
laundry as well as heavily soiled cotton items
– with lanolin to care for and condition
membrane fabric
– effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
UltraColor
– liquid detergent for coloureds
– suitable for coloured and dark/black
garments
Sport
– liquid detergent for sportswear and
fleece garments
– neutralises unpleasant odours
– retains the shape of the textiles
– protects bright colours from fading
– effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
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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
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
New Zealand
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
Taiwan
K.E. & Kingstone Co., Ltd.
6th Fl., No. 120, Sec. 2
Jianguo N. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: +886 2 2502-7256
FAX: +886 2 2502-3077
E-mail: kenk@kenk.com.tw
Website:
www.kenk.com.tw/ke/miele
Thailand
BHIRAJ TOWER at EmQuartier
43rd Floor Unit 4301-4303
689 Sukhumvit Road
North Klongton Sub-District
Vadhana District
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Miele Appliances Ltd.
Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 6-217
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
Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
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