Operating and installation instructions for washer

Operating and installation instructions
for washer-extractor
PW 6080 Vario
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. 09 622 540
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The packaging is designed to protect
the machine from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Disposing of your old machine
Electrical and electronic machines
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain materials which, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. They are,
however, essential for the correct
functioning of your machine. Please do
not therefore dispose of it with your
general waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre or contact your dealer for
advice. Ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
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Energy saving tips
Energy and water consumption
– Water consumption and energy
usage are determined by the size of
the load.
To make the most out of your
machine load the maximum dry load
for the programme you are using.
Detergent
– Do not exceed the amounts of
detergent recommended by the
manufacturer on the packaging.
– Reduce the amount of detergent for
smaller loads.
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.
Contents
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Operating a wash-salon machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
1. Sort the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2. Load the drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3. Select a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Short instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Selecting/changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Saving a favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Starch stop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Rinse hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Intensive* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water plus* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Maximum final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
To omit the spin between rinses and the final spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Payment system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To cancel a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Contents
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Colour run and dye removers/dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fabric conditioners, liquid starch and starch formulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or
liquid starch to laundry at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adding starch separately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adding starch separately using Starch stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
External dispensing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Empty sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
What to do if . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
A fault message appears in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The door will not open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
To continue a programme after a power cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Peak load cut-out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Service interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Opening the drum door in the event of
a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Drain the machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
... Machines with a drain filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cleaning the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
... Machines with a dump valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Opening the drum door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Repairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
PC / Optical interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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Contents
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
View from the side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
View from above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Installing the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Installation on a raised plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Coin mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Removing the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Connection to the cold water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Connection to the hot water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recycled water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Connection to a very hot water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Water drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Dump valve version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Machines with a drain pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ It is essential to read these instructions.
This 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 they are
made available to new users. They must be made aware of these
Warning and Safety instructions.
Pass these instructions on to any future users/owners of the
machine.
Correct application
~ Only use the machine to wash items which are specified by the
manufacturer to be machine-washable on the wash-care label, and
textiles composed of hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics as
well as satin, lace, silk and other hand-washable garments. Any
other applications may be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be
held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or
operation of the machine.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ This machine must be used as described in these instructions and
must be checked on a regular basis to make sure it is functioning
correctly. Maintenance must be carried out when necessary.
~ The machine is not intended for outdoor use.
~ The 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
in a safe way and recognise and understand theconsequences of
incorrect operation.
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
machine unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the machine
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way
and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect
operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the machine
unsupervised.
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the washing machine
and do not let them play with it.
~ If the washer-extractor is used in a publically accessible room, it
is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure that suitable measures
are in place which enable operators to use it safely.
~ It is the supervisor's responsiblity to ensure that the standard of
disinfection in thermal as well as chemo thermal procedures is
maintained (in accordance with local and national health and safety
regulations) by carrying out suitable validation tests. Disinfection
programmes must not be interrupted, as this can have a limiting
effect on the disinfection result.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before setting up the machine, check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install or use a damaged machine.
~ The electrical safety of this 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 electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the
user, for which the manufacturer cannot accept liability. Repairs
should only be undertaken by a Miele approved service technician.
If this is not done, any resultant damage will not be covered by the
guarantee.
Ensure current is not supplied to the machine until after
maintenance or repair work has been carried out.
~ Do not make any alterations to the machine, unless authorised to
do so by Miele.
~ The machine must be isolated from the electricity supply in the
event of a fault and during installation, maintenance and repair work.
See also "Electrical connection".
~ This machine must only be connected to the on-site water supply
using a new hose kit. Old hoses must not be re-used. Check the
hose regularly for signs of wear. Change in good time to avoid the
risk of leaks and subsequent damage.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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.
~ Do not use force to open the washer-extractor drum door. The
door handle is fitted with a safety device to ensure that the door lock
functions correctly.
~ If this machine is being used in a commercial environment please
ensure that all relevant health and safety regulations are observed.
~ This machine must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
~ Do not install your machine in rooms where temperatures below
freezing may occur. 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 section on
"Installation"). 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.
Shake out wash cloths before placing them in the machine to ensure
that any coarse or harmful residues are removed. These may
damage components of the machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
which in turn can result in damage to the laundry.
~ If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine
should not need to be descaled. If, however, you do wish to descale
the machine only use proprietary non-corrosive descaling agents
and strictly observe the instructions on the packaging. A special
descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or your Miele dealer.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
~ Never use solvent based cleaning agents, 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.
~ Benzine, petrol, paraffin, or any easily flammable liquid must not
be stored or used near the machine. Danger of fire and explosion.
~ Only use dyes specified by the manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a washing machine. Always observe the manufacturer's
instructions carefully.
~ Colour run and dye removers contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion. Do not use these products in
this machine.
~ Avoid contact of stainless steel surfaces (front, lid, casing) with
liquid cleaning and disinfecting agents which contain chlorine or
sodium hypochlorite. These agents can have a corrosive effect on
stainless steel.
Aggressive vapours containing chlorine bleach can also be
corrosive. Do not store open containers of these agents near the
appliance.
~ Do not use a high pressure cleaner or hose to clean the machine.
~ It is particularly important to observe manufacturer's instructions
when using a combination of cleaning agents and special
application products. Products must only be used for applications
approved by the manufacturer to avoid any material damage or the
occurrence of strong chemical reactions.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Chlorine and component damage
Notes on using chlorine bleach and perchlorethylene
~ Frequent use of chlorine increases the risk of component
damage.
The use of agents containing chlorine, such as sodium hypochlorite
and chlorine bleach in powder form, can damage the protective
upper surface of stainless steel and cause corrosion to components.
Factors affecting this are chlorine concentration levels, contact time
and temperature. It is therefore advisable to avoid the use of such
agents. Oxygen based bleaching agents should be used instead.
If, however, chlorine based bleaching agents have to be used for
particular types of soiling, then anti-chlorine measures must also be
carried out. If this is not done irreparable damage can occur to
components in the machine and to laundry.
Anti-chlorine treatment
Anti-chlorine treatment has to be carried out immediately after
chlorine bleach has been used. The use of hydrogen peroxide or an
oxygen based cleaning or bleaching agent is recommended and
the laundry should not be drained in between.
With thiosulphate, especially when used with hard water, gypsum
can form, which can lead to incrustations on laundry or deposits in
the machine. The use of hydrogen peroxide is preferable as it aids
the chlorine neutralising process.
The exact quantity of additives and the treatment temperatures
required must be set and tested on site in accordance with the
dosage recommendations of the detergent and additive
manufacturers. The laundry must also be tested to check whether it
contains any active chlorine residues.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Accessories
~ Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by
Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product
liability claims will be invalidated.
Disposing of your old machine
~ Before disposing of an old machine it is important to disable the
door lock. This way you will prevent children from accidentally
locking themselves in and endangering their lives.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning and Safety instructions.
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Operating the machine
Control panel
a Display
See the following pages for more information.
b Short cut buttons
For selecting an individual programme quickly. These buttons can be
re-programmed to select your favourite wash programmes instead of the
pre-set ones.
c Start button
d PC / Optical interface
This is used by service technicians for testing purposes and for uploading new
software to the machine.
e Multi-function selector
This is used to select menu options (by turning it) and to confirm your selection
(by pressing it).
f On-Off button s
Before using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly installed
and connected. See "Installation". Also check that the drain filter is securely
tightened to prevent the risk of water leaks during use.
Commission the machine as described in the separate booklet supplied with the
machine.
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Operating the machine
Display
Entry menu
60°C
Programme selection...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings F...
3 Delicates
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons Uni.
10:00
When the machine is switched on, the entry menu (with four
favourite programmes listed) appears and Programme
selection is highlighted.
Multi-function selector
Turning the multi-function selector moves the highlighting to
the next option.
Pressing the multi-function selector selects the highlighted
option.
Short cut buttons
Pressing a short cut button selects one of the four favourite
programmes shown on the left of the display.
If you wish to change the programmes shown in this list you
can do so (see "Saving a favourite programme" for more
information).
The short cut buttons have different functions in the other
menus. Where this is the case, an arrow H will appear in the
display above the short cut button, together with a
description of its function .
Programme selection
There are two ways of selecting a programme:
– Option 1: Select Programme selection from the display and
press the multi-function selector.
– Option 2: Press short cut button D, E, F or G.
This will automatically take you into the main menu for that
programme.
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Operating the machine
Programme selection menu
Programme
selection
Cottons Hygiene
V
Cottons Uni.
Minimum iron
Delicates
H
You can use the multi-function selector to select any
programme. The highlighting will move up or down
depending on the direction the multi-function selector is
turned in.
The HV arrows on the right of the display, indicate further
options.
Pressing the multi-function selector takes you to the main
menu of the programme selected.
Wash programme main menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1300 rpm
Duration: 0:53 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
Turn the multi-function selector to highlight programme,
temperature or spin speed. Pressing the multi-function
selector selects the highlighted option and opens the relevant
sub-menu.
The sub-menus Extras and Timer can be accessed by
pressing the short cut button directly below them.
To go back to the entry menu press short cut button G
below the word Back.
Alternatively, you can also highlight and confirm all options by
just using the multi-function selector.
Settings menu J
The Settings menu is used for altering standard settings. See
the separate booklet supplied with the machine for further
information on how to alter settings.
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Operating the machine
Operating a wash-salon machine
The entry menu will vary depending on the Control setting
selected.
The machine is operated either with the short cut buttons
D, E, F, G or the multi-function selector.
WS shortcut keys, basic
1
Cottons Uni.
2
Minimum iron
60°C
40°C
3
Delicates
40°C
4
Woollens H
30°C
4 programmes are available to choose from. To specify which
programmes are available go to the Settings/Supervisor level
menu.
WS shortcut keys + Logo
M
PROFESSIONAL
30°C
60°C
95°C
H
H
H
More
H
12 programmes are available to choose from. To specify
which programmes are available go to the
Settings/Supervisor level menu.
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Tips
1. Sort the laundry
Sorting laundry
^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a
textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
Dark textiles often contain excess dye
and should be washed separately
several times before being included in
a mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
^ Empty all pockets.
,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,
coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
damage to textiles and to
components in the machine.
Removing marks
^ 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!
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's
instructions. With particularly stubborn
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.
,Do not use solvent-based
cleaning agents in this machine.
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– Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Knitted garments, trousers and
jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
inside out, if recommended by the
manufacturer.
– Close any zips, fasten hooks and
eyes etc before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
small items from being rolled up
inside them.
– See the separate booklet supplied
with the machine for further tips.
Do not wash any items in this machine
which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label. (h symbol)
Items suitable for professional wet
cleaning (w garment care label
symbol) may be washed in this
machine.
Tips
2. Load the drum
3. Select a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the K
On/Off button.
^ Select the most appropriate
programme for the load being
washed.
^ To open the drum door pull on the
handle.
Do not use force as it is fitted with a
safety device to prevent it being
opened by mistake. Forcing the door
handle can cause damage to the
locking mechanism (see "Problem
solving guide, The door will not
open").
See the separate booklet supplied with
the machine for an overview of which
programmes are available.
^ 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.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this causes creases and reduces
cleaning efficiency.
^ Close the drum door. Press the door
firmly to shut it and then lock the
handle in position. Do not slam the
drum door.
,Make sure that no items are
caught between the door and the
drum.
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Garment care label symbols
Washing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the
maximum temperature the garment
can be washed at. The number of
bars under the symbol indicate the
level of agitation permitted.
9
No bar under the symbol:
= normal agitation
4
One bar under the symbol:
= reduced agitation
c
Two bars under the symbol:
= much reduced agitation
/
Hand wash (if no temperature
is specified use the lowest
temperature or cold)
h
Do not wash
Programme selection
Programme
Care label symbols
Cottons
9ö8E76
Minimum iron
54321
Delicates
ac
Woollens
/
Quick wash
76
Drying
The number of dots indicates the
drying temperature
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q
Normal temperature
r
Low temperature
s
Do not tumble dry
Ironing
The number of dots indicates the
ironing temperature
I
Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
approx. 200°C)
H
Medium hot iron (max sole
plate temp. approx. 150°C)
G
Cool iron (max sole plate
temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
steam iron garments carrying
this symbol.
J
Do not iron
Professional cleaning
f
p
Dry clean only. The letters
indicate the type of cleaning
agent required.
w
Professional Wet Clean only
D
Do not dry clean
Bleaching
x
Any oxidising bleaching
agent can be used
{
Only use an oxygen based
bleach or a non-chlorine
bleach
z
Do not bleach
Short instructions
,It is very important to read both
the ""Tips" and "Garment care label
symbols" sections before
proceeding.
A Sort the laundry
B Load the drum
^ Switch on the machine.
,Make sure that no items are
caught between the door and the
drum.
^ Open the drum door.
^ Close the drum door.
1. Push the door shut.
2 Then lock the handle in position.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
into the drum.
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Short instructions
C Select a programme
Payment system
Programme descriptions
If your machine is connected to a
payment system, the amount of
payment required will appear in the
display.
– See the separate booklet supplied
with the machine for an overview of
which programmes are available.
You can select a programme either by:
– using the appropriate short cut
button to select one of the four
programmes listed in the display
("favourites"), or
– you can select one from the
Programme selection menu.
^ If required, you can then select any
Extras and/or Timer for Delay start
from the relevant sub-menu.
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If a programme is cancelled after it
has started you can lose your credit
(depending on how the machine
was set up).
Short instructions
D Add detergent
Take the level of soiling and water
hardness into account.
Too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean,
and with time may become grey and
hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
elements.
Too much detergent results in:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
level of agitation and poor wash,
rinse and spin results.
^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
add detergent to the compartments
as follows:
i = Detergent for the pre-wash
– A burden to the environment.
j = Detergent for the main wash
See "Detergent" for further information.
§
This machine is set up for
connection to an optional external
dispensing system for dispensing
liquid agents (see "Detergent External dispensing system").
= Fabric conditioner, liquid starch
or proofing agent
^ Close the detergent drawer.
The detergent drawer must not be
opened during a programme. It
must remain closed whilst the
machine is in use.
The § compartment is not used
during Disinfection programmes.
Do not put anything in the §
compartment.
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Short instructions
E Start the programme
F Unload the drum
The Start button will flash as soon as a
programme can be started.
Finish will appear in the display.
^ Press the Start button.
The Start button will now light up
constantly.
The estimated programme duration will
appear in the display. This will count
down in one minute steps. During the
first 10 minutes the machine measures
how much water is being absorbed by
the laundry. The programme duration
may be shorter depending on this
absorbency rate.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The machine lets
you know which section of the
programme has been reached.
Once washing is in progress, you can
press the following short cut buttons:
– Button D Extras can be used to
select or de-select extras.
– Button E Timer can be used to call
up the current time of day and to see
the estimated end time of the
programme.
– Button G Cancel cancels the
current programme. The suds are
pumped away immediately.
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^ Open the drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.
Check that all items have been
removed from the drum. Items left in
the drum could discolour other items
in the next wash or become
discoloured themselves.
^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
is the danger of objects being placed
inadvertently in the drum. If these
remained unnoticed and were
washed in the next load, they could
damage the laundry.
^ Switch the machine off using the
On/Off button.
Selecting a programme
Selecting/changing a programme
Entry menu
60°C
Programme selection...
2 Minimum iron
40°C
Settings F...
3 Delicates
40°C
4 Woollens H
30°C
1
Cottons Uni.
15:00
^ Press short cut button D.
Main menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1300 rpm
Duration: 0:53 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Using the multi-function selector you can then highlight the
following options in the display: Programme, Temperature
or Spin speed and confirm your selection by pressing the
multi-function selector.
Depending on the option highlighted, the following will be displayed:
– Programme selection
Programme
selection
Back A
Cottons Hygiene
Cottons Uni.
Minimum iron
H
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
you want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
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Selecting a programme
Note: If you do not make a selection in the sub-menu within
approx. 15 seconds, the display will revert to the main menu.
– Temperature selection
Cottons Uni.
Temperature from
Cold - 60°C
60 °C
1300 rpm
a
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the temperature
you want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
– Spin speed selection
Cottons Uni.
Spin speed from
0 - 1300 rpm
60 °C
1300 rpm
Y
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the spin speed you
want and confirm your selection. The main menu will
reappear.
Select an Extra option(s)
^ Press short cut button D. This opens the Extras
sub-menu.
Cottons Uni.
Extras
Pre-wash
60°C
1300 rpm
Back A
Starch stop
Rinse hold
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the Extra you want
and confirm your selection. The main menu will reappear.
Repeat the process if you want to select another extra. See
"Extras" for more information.
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Selecting a programme
Saving a favourite programme
You can programme the short cut buttons to call up the
four wash programmes you use most frequently. The Save
option must be activated via the Settings/Supervisor level
menu before the short cut buttons can be programmed.
Cottons Uni.
40°C
1300 rpm
Pre-wash
Duration: 1:02 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Save
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button F.
Selecting a short cut button
Cottons Uni.
40°C
Previous:
Cottons Uni.
Extras:
None
Save to
:
1
2
1300 rpm
60°C
1300 rpm
3
4
Back A
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the number you
want to save the programme to, and confirm your selection.
Your settings have now been saved and the favourite
programme will appear in the entry menu.
Repeat the procedure if you want to customise other favourite
programmes, and save them to short cut buttons which have
not yet been used.
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Extras
You can use the Extras option to augment the basic wash
programmes.
To open the Extras sub-menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1300 rpm
Duration: 0:53 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button D. This opens the Extras
sub-menu.
Select an Extra option(s)
Cottons Uni.
Extras
Pre-wash
60°C
1300 rpm
Back A
Starch stop
Rinse hold
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the Extra you want
and confirm your selection.
– Repeat the process if you want to select another Extra.
– A tick will appear to show that an Extra has been selected.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand).
Starch stop
Water is drained out of the machine before the last rinse and
the programme stops.
The programme can be continued once starch has been
added to the laundry in the drum. For more information about
this see "Detergent - Adding starch separately".
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Extras
Rinse hold
The laundry is not spun after the last rinse and remains
suspended in the final rinse water. This reduces creasing if
the laundry is not going to be removed from the drum immediately after the end of the programme.
Intensive*
For heavy soiling or where staining is visible.
The duration of the main wash and rinses is increased.
Water plus*
The machine is set at the factory so that the water level in the
main wash and rinses will be increased if the Water plus Extra
option is selected.
However, you can select other settings for Water plus. See
the separate booklet supplied with the machine for details
under Settings/Supervisor level.
*Intensive and Water plus have to be set in the
Settings/Supervisor level menu. See separate
"Commissioning, Programme chart, Settings" booklet.
Any Extras that are available for a programme will be
listed in the Extras sub-menu. If an Extra is not displayed,
it is not available for use with the programme selected.
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Timer
The timer can be used to select the time you want the
programme to finish. The start of a programme can be
delayed from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours,
To open the Timer sub-menu
Cottons Uni.
60°C
1300 rpm
Duration 0:53 h
Extras
H
Timer Y
H
Back A
H
^ Press short cut button E below the word Timer. This
opens the Timer sub-menu.
To select a delay start time
You can enter the end time for a programme in 30 minute
stages.
Cottons Uni.
10:03
60°C
1300 rpm
Start time:
10:38
Finish:
11:30
^ Use the multi-function selector to select the programme
end time and confirm your selection.
The programme end time will be adjusted to the next full or
half hour.
The start of the programme will now be delayed in parallel
with the programme end time you have selected.
To start the timer
^ Press the Start button.
The delay start time will be shown counting down in minutes.
To cancel the timer
^ Press short cut button G.
The actual load size can only be determined accurately by
the machine once the programme has started. This can
cause the finish time for the programme to vary.
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Spinning
Maximum final spin speed
To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
The maximum final spin speed will
depend on the programme chosen.
^ Select Rinse hold from the Extras
sub-menu. The laundry will not be
spun and will remain suspended in
the final rinse water. This reduces
creasing if the laundry is not going to
be removed from the drum immediately after the end of the programme.
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin
speed higher than that permitted for the
programme selected.
Rinse and interim spin
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.
– To start the final spin:
The Spin speed is highlighted in the
display.
– Start the final spin by pressing the
Start button.
– You can alter the spin speed.
^ Press the multi-function selector and
change the spin speed shown.
^ Then confirm your choice. The spin
will start straight away.
– To end the programme:
^ Press short cut button G Cancel.
The water will drain away.
^ Open the drum door.
To omit the spin between rinses and
the final spin
^ Select Without spin from the Spin
speed sub-menu . The water will be
pumped away after the last rinse
cycle.
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Changing the programme sequence
Payment system
Credit will be lost if the programme
cancelled after it has started.
Interrupting a programme
You can interrupt a programme which
is in operation at any time.
^ Switch the machine off with the
On/Off button.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
On/Off button.
^ Confirm the message shown in the
display and press the Start button.
To cancel a programme
You can cancel a programme at any
time after it has started:
^ Press short cut button G Cancel.
The suds will be pumped away.
^ Open the drum door before starting a
new programme.
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Changing a programme
– After starting a programme you can
change the spin speed at any time
up until the final spin commences
and you can select or deselect the
Starch stop and Rinse hold extras.
– You can change the temperature
and select or deselect the Intensive
and Water plus options during the
first 5 minutes of a programme.
You will not be able to change or
cancel the programme or to open the
door if
– a Disinfection programme is running.
– A payment system is connected to
the machine (depending on setting it
may be possible to cancel a
programme. See Settings Coin
mechanism lock).
Detergent
Washing with several
components
Detergent dispensing
Please follow the detergent
manufacturer's instructions.
Instructions for use and recommended
amounts for a full load are given on the
detergent packaging.
The right amount to dispense will
depend on the following:
If you wash using several components
(e.g. special application detergents),
we recommend always dispensing the
agents into compartment j in the
following order:
1. Detergent
2. Water softeners
– The size of the load
3. Stain remover
– The soiling level of the load
This way the agents are distributed
more evenly.
– The water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
^ Do not use colour run or dye
removers in this machine.
The water hardness level
Hardnessrange
mmol/l
Colour run and dye
removers/dyes
gr/gal
I (soft)
0 - 1.5
0 - 8.4
II (medium)
1.5 - 2.5
8.4 - 14
III (hard)
Above 2.5
Above 14
Water softeners
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in hard
water areas. Dispense according to the
amount specified on the packaging.
First add detergent and then the water
softener.
Dyes suitable for use in a washing
machine 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.
Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
water.
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Detergent
Fabric conditioners, liquid
starch and starch formulations
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid
starch separately
^ Dispense according to the amount
specified on the packaging.
^ Add fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §.
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to
laundry at the end of a programme
^ Select the Extra rinse programme.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately
^ Prepare the starch solution in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
^ Add the prepared starch to
compartment i.
^ Select the Starch programme.
^ Press the Start button.
Adding starch separately using
Starch stop
^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
starch to compartment §. Do not
exceed the maximum level mark.
^ Prepare the starch solution in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.
^ Before starting a programme select
the Starch stop extra option. The
programme and the “time left”
indicator will pause before the last
rinse. Starch stop will appear in the
display.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube and
fabric conditioner channel, regularly.
See "Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer". Do not use
powder starch formulations or
viscious liquid starch in the
compartment § as it will clog up.
See below.
^ Open the drum door and add the
prepared starch to the laundry in the
drum.
^ Close the drum door.
^ Select and confirm a spin speed, or
^ press the Start button.
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Detergent
External dispensing system
The machine is fitted with an adapter for an external
dispensing system. Up to six dispensing hoses (not supplied)
can be connected to the machine. The external pumps are
controlled by relays in the machine. Each relay is switched on
for 2 minutes at a time.
A separate connection box for electrically controlling the
dispensing pumps is required, and must be fitted by a
Miele approved service technician.
The relay is controlled as described in the separate
booklet supplied with the machine. The containers must
be filled with the correct detergent or disinfectant in the
order specified.
Empty sensor
When the Empty sensor is activated, a message appears in
the display to show when an external liquid agent container
is empty (see Settings/Supervisor level in the separate
booklet supplied with the machine).
If a container is empty, the following message will come up in
the display before the start of the programme or whilst the
programme is running:
i
Fill the container
OK
H
A programme that has already been started continues to run
until it has finished.
^ Press short cut button D to delete the message in the
display, and refill the container.
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Detergent
If a Disinfection programme is running, the following
message is displayed:
O
Fault
Container empty
OK
H
The programme will be cancelled.
^ Press short cut button D to delete the message in the
display, and refill the container.
^ Start the programme again.
,If the container is empty for a disinfection programme,
you have to assume that no disinfection has taken place.
Start the programme again.
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Cleaning and care
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply.
Cleaning the machine
,Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or
all-purpose cleaning agents.
These might damage plastic
surfaces and other components
because of the chemicals they
contain.
Casing and control panel
Cleaning the drum, suds container
and drainage system
The drum, suds container and drainage
system can be cleaned if necessary.
^ Start the Maintenance programme.
^ At the end of the programme check
the inner drum and remove any
coarse residues.
If you use disinfection programmes
on a regular basis, the Maintenance
programme should be carried out
frequently.
^ Clean the casing and the control
panel with a mild non-abrasive
detergent or soap and water. Wipe
dry with a soft cloth.
^ Stainless steel areas can be cleaned
using a suitable proprietary
stainless-steel cleaning agent
following the manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
,The machine must not be hosed
down.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.
There is a yellow lever behind the
detergent drawer fascia panel.
^ Pull the detergent drawer out as far it
will go.
1. Then press the safety catch down
using the lever as illustrated.
2. Then pull the detergent drawer out.
^ Remove the lever.
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^ Clean the drawer with warm water.
Cleaning and care
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the siphon, the siphon tube
and the fabric conditioner channel
regularly. A build-up of liquid starch
will cause it to get clogged.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer housing
^ Clean the siphon.
1. Remove the siphon from
compartment § and rinse under
warm running water. Clean the
siphon tube too.
2. Replace the siphon.
^ Use a bottle brush to remove
detergent residues and limescale
from the jets inside the detergent
dispenser drawer housing.
^ Clean the fabric conditioner channel
using a brush and warm water.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the water inlet filters
The 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 external water
supply.
To clean the filter in the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If water
drips out, tighten the connection.
To clean the filter in the water inlet
valve:
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
and unscrew.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
plastic filter bar 2 and remove.
^ Clean the plastic filter.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
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^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
secure.
The two filters must be replaced
after cleaning.
Problem solving guide
What to do if . . .
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of this
machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.
You should, however, note the following:
,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national
safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
The programme does not start
Problem
The display remains
dark.
Possible cause
There is no power to
the machine.
The programme does
The machine has not
not start when Spin has been prepared for
using for the first
been selected.
time.
The display is dark and
the Start button is
flashing slowly.
Remedy
Check whether
– the electricity supply to the
machine is switched on.
– the fuse or circuit breaker
has tripped.
Run the Cottons Universal
60°C programme as
described "Commissioning the
machine" in the separate
booklet supplied with the
machine.
Press one of the short cut
The display has
buttons. The machine comes
switched off
automatically to save out of standby mode.
energy (Standby
mode).
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Problem solving guide
A fault message appears in the display
p
,
,
q
O
Message
Water intake fault
Open the stopcock
and
check the inlet hose.
Possible cause
Remedy A
The water inlet is
blocked or restricted.
Check whether
– the stopcock is opened
enough.
– the inlet hose is kinked.
The water pressure is
too low.
– Select Low water
pressure in the
Settings/Supervisor level
menu.
Technical fault
There is a fault.
Start the programme again.
If the fault message appears
again, contact the Service
Department.
Fault
Disinfection
temperature
not reached
During the disinfection
programme the water
temperature was not
reached.
The machine has not
carried out the disinfection
cycle correctly.
Start the programme again.
Drain fault
Clean the drainage
system.
The water outlet is
blocked or restricted.
LP version: Clean the
drainage system.
AV version: Call Service.
Fill the container
One of the external
See "Detergent - Empty
detergent containers is sensor".
empty.
or
Fault
Container empty
A To switch off the fault message, press the multi function selector.
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Problem solving guide
General problems
Problem
Possible cause
The machine shakes The machine feet are not
during the spin cycle. level.
Remedy
Level the machine (see
"Installation and
connection").
The pump makes
strange noises.
This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large amounts of
detergent residue
remain in the
detergent dispenser
drawer.
The water pressure is too
low.
– Clean the filters in the
water inlets.
– It may be useful to
select the Water plus
extra option.
Powder detergent used in
conjunction with water
softeners tends to become
sticky.
In future, add washing
powder into the dispenser
drawer first, and then add
the water softener.
Fabric conditioner is
not completely
dispensed or too
much water remains
in the §
compartment.
The siphon tube is not
correctly positioned or is
clogged up.
Clean the siphon, (see
"Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent
dispenser drawer").
The display is in a
different language.
A different language has
Set the language you
been selected in "Settings J" want. The flag symbol will
"Language J".
guide you.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Possible cause
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 detergent
containing a bleaching agent.
– Pour stain removers into
compartment j of the dispenser
drawer and liquid detergent into
a dispenser ball.
– Never put stain removers and
liquid detergent together in the
dispenser drawer.
Grey, greasy
particles cling to
washed laundry.
Insufficient amounts
of detergent were
used to break down
the particles of
grease in heavily
soiled laundry.
– Use more detergent.
– Before washing the next load run
a 60°C programme with powder
detergent but without a load.
White residues
which look like
powder detergent
are seen on dark
textiles after
washing.
– Try and brush off the residues
The detergent
with a soft brush once the laundry
contained
is dry.
compounds (zeolites)
to aid water softening – Wash dark textiles using a
which are not soluble
detergent which contains no
in water. They have
zeolites. Liquid detergents
ended up on the
usually contain no zeolites.
laundry.
Textiles have
particularly
greasy soiling.
– Select a programme with pre-wash. Use a liquid
detergent for the pre-wash and a powder detergent for
the main wash.
The use of heavy-duty detergent is recommended in the
main wash for very heavily soiled work clothing. Consult
detergent producers for advice.
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Problem solving guide
The door will not open
Possible cause
The door is locked after
a programme has been
cancelled.
Remedy
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened
if the suds temperature is higher than 50°C. Wait
until the machine has cooled down.
The door will not open at Press against the door handle, switch the machine
the end of a wash
off and then back on again. Then pull on the door
programme.
handle again.
There is still water in the The drainage system may be blocked. Clean the
drum and the machine is drainage system as described in the next section.
unable to drain.
If you still cannot open
the door:
The door handle has a safety device to prevent
damage to the lock. Press firmly against the door
handle until you clearly hear the safety device
engage.
To continue a programme after a power cut
Possible cause
Power cut.
Switch the machine off
and then back on again
with the On/Off button.
Remedy
Confirm the message shown in the display by
pressing short cut button D and then press the
Start button. The programme will then continue with
the next programme stage.
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Problem solving guide
Peak load cut-out
If the peak-load cut out function is activated the heating will
switch itself off and any programme running will be stopped.
The following message will appear in the display:
Cottons Hygiene
60°C
Main wash
1300 rpm
0:43 h
Peak load
Once the peak load has finished the programme will continue
automatically as before.
Service interval
If after switching the machine the following message appears
in the display the machine will need to be serviced by the
Miele Service Department.
;
Service interval 1
Call the Miele Service Department.
OK
H
Press short cut button D or wait approx. 5 seconds to
return to the main menu.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door in the
event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure
,Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply.
There is a lever behind the detergent
drawer fascia panel which opens the
access flap to the drain system.
Drain the machine.
If the drain outlet is clogged, a large
amount of water will be retained in the
machine (up to 35 litres).
,Caution: if laundry has been
washed at a high temperature, water
draining out of the machine will still
be hot. Danger of scalding.
... Machines with a drain filter
^ Place a suitable container under the
access flap.
When draining water from the
machine, do not unscrew the drain
filter completely or take it right out.
^ Remove the lever.
^ Slowly and carefully unscrew the
drain filter to let the water out.
If you need to interrupt the flow of
water:
^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.
^ Use it to open the access flap.
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Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
,Make sure the drain filter is
securely tightened. Otherwise there
is a risk of water leakage during use.
... Machines with a dump valve
^ Remove the drain filter completely.
Cleaning the drainage system
^ Clean the drain filter thoroughly.
^ Push the emergency drain lever
downwards (see illustration) and hold
until no more water runs out.
^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
filter housing. Turn the impeller by
hand to check that it rotates freely.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
secure it.
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Problem solving guide
Opening the drum door
,Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching into the
machine to remove laundry.
Reaching into a moving drum is
extremely dangerous.
^ Insert a suitable screwdriver (approx.
4 mm blade) into the opening next to
the door lock and use it to release the
catch. Turning it slightly in an anticlockwise direction should release
the door.
^ Open the door with the handle.
,Do not use force to open it.
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After sales service
Repairs
PC / Optical interface
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, or if the
machine is under guarantee, please
contact:
The indicator or check light marked PC
on the fascia panel is the interface used
by Miele service technicians during
servicing work for testing purposes and
for updating the machine's programme
data.
– Your Miele dealer, or
– the Miele Service Department (see
back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, 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 drum door is
open.
A charge will be made for service
call-outs where the problem could
have been resolved as described in
these instructions.
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Optional accessories
Optional accessories for this machine
are available from your Miele Dealer or
from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
Installation
Front view
a Inlet hose (cold water)
f Door with handle
b Inlet hose (hot water)
g Access to drain filter, drain pump or
dump valve
c Mains connection cable
d Control panel
h Height adjustable feet
e Detergent dispenser drawer
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Installation
Rear view
a Mains connection cable
b Installation shaft for communication
module
c Valve for recycled water
d Inlet hose (hot water)
e Inlet hose (cold water)
f Adapter for external dispensing
system
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g Drain hose (for machines with drain
pump)
h Transit bars
i Drain pipe for machines with dump
valve
j Restraining clip for inlet hose and
drain hose
Installation
View from the side
Installing the machine
View from above
^ Transport the machine to its
installation site.
,Ensure that it is stable during
transportation.
,Do not lift it by the drum door.
,This machine is not suitable for
building under a worktop.
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Installation
Installation on a raised plinth
Coin mechanism
The machine can be installed on a steel
plinth base* (available open or closed)
or on a concrete plinth.
This machine can be fitted with a
payment system.*
,If the machine is installed on an
on-site plinth, it must be secured
with clamps. Otherwise there is the
danger of the machine moving and
falling off the plinth during spinning.
The payment system can be set up by
a Miele technician or authorised dealer
when the machine is commissioned.
Coins / tokens must be removed
from the payment system regularly,
otherwise it will become blocked.
* Available from the Miele Spare Parts
department.
^ Secure the front feet of the machine
with the clamps supplied.
^ Follow the fitting instructions
supplied.
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Installation
Installation surface
Removing the transit bars
,Do not install the machine near
or directly above an open gully or
floor drain. Moisture from these can
penetrate the machine and damage
the electric components.
,Ensure that the machine feet and
the floor are dry to prevent the
machine from slipping during the
spin cycle.
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.
^ Release the catch and turn the left
hand transit bar clockwise by 90°.
^ 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 69 x 77 x 3 cm). The base
should span several joists and be
bolted to the joists and not only to the
floorboards. Check for the presence
of pipes and cables first.
^ Then withdraw the transit bar.
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.
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Installation
,To avoid the risk of injury the
holes for the transit bars must be
covered after they have been
removed. If they are not covered
there is a risk of injury.
^ Release the catch and turn the right
hand transit bar anti-clockwise by
90°.
^ Plug the holes with the plastic caps
supplied.
,The machine must not be moved
^ Then withdraw the transit bar.
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).
,When moving the machine make
sure it is stable.
Re-fitting the transit bars
Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the
procedure.
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Installation
Levelling the machine
Ensure that the machine feet and the
floor are dry to prevent the machine
from slipping during the spin cycle.
,The 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 the
machine is standing level.
^ Hold foot 1 securely with a pipe
wrench. Turn counter nut 2 again
using the spanner supplied until it
sits firmly up against the housing.
,All four counter nuts must sit
firmly up against the housing. Please
also check this for the feet which did
not need adjustment. Otherwise
there is the danger of the machine
moving about.
^ 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
Plumbing
This machine is approved for all UK
applications as suitable for category 5.
The product is listed in the WRAS
regulations advisory scheme directory
and is suitable for direct connection to
mains drinking water. No special
plumbing arrangements e.g. break
tanks are required.
Three Water Council approved double
check valves are supplied in the
accessories pack provided with this
machine. They should be fitted in
between the stopcocks and the water
inlet hoses.
The machine is built in accordance with
current DIN standards and must be
connected to a mains water supply in
accordance with local and national
safety regulations. It can be connected
without a non-return valve if national
regulations permit
The machine is designed to operate
with a flow pressure of between 1 and
10 bar (100 kPa and 1,000 kPa). At
higher water pressures it is essential to
fit a reducer valve.
Connection to the water supply should
be carried out by a qualified plumber
and should incorporate a stopcock with
a 3/4" thread. The stopcock should be
fitted by a qualified plumber.
The machine is supplied as standard
with two hoses, for connection to a hot
and cold water supply.
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Connection to the cold water supply
The cold water inlet hose (blue
stripes) must be connected to the
on-site cold water supply via a 3/4"
threaded union. It is not suitable for
connection to a hot water supply.
,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.
Maintenance and care
Only use a genuine Miele hose should
you ever need a replacement. Miele
hoses are tested to withstand pressure
of at least 70 bar (7,000 kPa).
In order to protect the water inlet
valve, the two dirt filters - one in the
open end of the inlet hose, one at
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 the
Miele Spare Parts Department as
optional extras.
Installation
Connection to the hot water supply
To keep electricity consumption costs
down this machine can be connected
to a (ring) piped hot water supply, max.
temperature 70°C. It is not economical
to run it from an individual hot water
supply if it is not in continuous use, as
the water in the supply pipes cools
down and more energy would be
required to reheat the water. For hot
water connection the same conditions
apply as for cold water connection.
The inlet hose with the red stripes (hot
water hose) is connected to the
stopcock.
For operational reasons the machine
must not be connected to hot water
only.
If the machine is not connected to a hot
water supply, the hot water inlet hose
must be disconnected and the water
settings for the main wash, pre-wash
and rinses must be reprogrammed.
^ Select the cold option in the Settings
menu/Supervisor level/menu.
The programme durations may be
longer.
^ Disconnect the hot water hose (hot
water - red stripes)
^ Plug the inlet hole with the blanking
cap supplied.
Recycled water connection
This machine can be connected to a
recycled water supply.
^ Unscrew the blanking cap from the
recycled water valve.
^ Connect the additional inlet hose to
this valve.
The main wash and rinses water
settings must then be set as
appropriate.
^ Go to Settings menu/Supervisor level
menu and select the Recycled water
option.
Connection to a very hot water
supply
It is possible to connect the machine to
a very hot water supply, 70°C to a
maximum of 85°C. A special inlet hose
is required. The machine must also be
reprogrammed by a Miele service
technician or Miele authorised service
dealer.
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Installation
Water drainage
Dump valve version
A motorised dump valve is used to
drain the machine. A DN 70 angle
connector can be used for draining the
machine via an on-site gully (with odour
trap). N.B. If not supplied with the
machine, an angle connector is
available to order from Miele.
Machines with a drain pump
The machine drains via a drain pump
with a delivery head of 1 metre*. The
drain hose must not be kinked as this
restricts drainage. The swivel elbow at
the end of the hose can be turned in
either direction, or can be detached if
required, with a sharp twist and pull.
Drain hose connection:
1. Connected securely to a plastic
drain pipe with a rubber nipple.
There is no need to use a non-return
valve.
2. Connected securely to a standpipe.
3. Connected securely to a floor gully.
If required, the drain hose can be
extended to a length of 5 m. The
necessary parts can purchased from
the Miele Spare Parts Department or
your Miele dealer.
* For a delivery head of more than 1 m
(up to a max. of 1.6 m) a second
duo-drain pump is available with the
corresponding kit from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.
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Installation
Electrical connection
This machine is supplied with a
connection cable without a plug for
connection to a suitable connection
socket or isolator switch.
,The voltage, rated load and fuse
rating are given on the data plate.
Please ensure these match the site
mains supply.
This machine must be connected to the
electricity supply in accordance with
local and national safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
Should the connection cable require
replacing or changes be necessary in
the electrical installation including
checking and/or replacing the fuse
please make sure this is done by an
approved electrician to ensure
compliance with all local and national
electrical safety requirements.
For extra safety, it is advisable to
protect the machine with a suitable
residual current device (RCD).
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE EARTHED
Connection to the electricity supply
must only be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent person.
Connection should be made via a
suitable connection socket or isolator
which complies with local and national
safety regulations and which is easily
accessible for disconnecting the
machine from the electrical supply.
Provision must be made on site to
switch off all poles. Switches with a
minimum all-pole contact gap greater
than 3 mm are suitable for isolating the
machine. These include circuit
breakers, fuses and relays (IEC/EN
60947).
,If the machine is disconnected
from the electricity supply ensure
adequate measures are taken to
ensure that the machine cannot be
reconnected to the electricity supply
until all work has benn carried out.
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Technical data
Height
1020 mm
Width
700 mm
Depth
727 mm
Depth with door open
1167 mm
Weight
140 kg
Max. load bearing in operation
2600 Newton (ca. 260kg)
Capacity
8.0 kg dry laundry
Voltage
See data plate
Connected load
See data plate
Fuse rating
See data plate
Emission sound pressure level
in accordance with
EN ISO 11204/11203
< 70 dB re 20 mPa
Minimum water flow pressure
100 kPa (1 bar)
Maximum water flow pressure
1,000 kPa (10 bar)
Inlet hose length
1.55 m
Mains connection cable length
1.80 m
Drain pump head max. (drain pump
version)
1.00 m
Product safety standard
EN 10472, EN 60335
Test certificates awarded
See data plate
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