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. 10 843 320
Contents
Caring for the environment .................................................................................. 6
Warning and Safety instructions ......................................................................... 7
Operating the washing machine ........................................................................ 14
Control panel ......................................................................................................... 14
Display................................................................................................................... 16
Examples on how to operate the machine............................................................ 16
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 17
1. Set the language ............................................................................................... 17
2. Remove the transit bars .................................................................................... 18
3. Start the calibration programme........................................................................ 18
Washing environmentally and economically .................................................... 19
1. Prepare the laundry......................................................................................... 20
2. Select a programme........................................................................................ 21
3. Load the washing machine............................................................................. 22
4. Select programme settings ............................................................................ 23
Selecting a temperature/spin speed ..................................................................... 23
Selecting an extra option....................................................................................... 23
 Delay start ........................................................................................................ 24
5. Add detergent .................................................................................................. 25
Detergent dispenser drawer .................................................................................. 25
Adding detergent.............................................................................................. 25
Adding fabric conditioner ................................................................................. 25
Tips on dosing.................................................................................................. 26
CapDosing............................................................................................................. 27
6. Start the programme - the end of a programme .......................................... 29
Spinning................................................................................................................ 30
Final spin speed in the programme ....................................................................... 30
Interim spin............................................................................................................ 30
Omitting the final spin (Rinse hold)........................................................................ 30
Omitting the interim spin and the final spin........................................................... 30
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Contents
Programme chart ................................................................................................ 31
Extra options........................................................................................................ 36
Short...................................................................................................................... 36
Water + .................................................................................................................. 36
Extra options can be selected using the "Extras" sensor control ......................... 37
Pre-wash .......................................................................................................... 37
AllergoWash ..................................................................................................... 37
Soak ................................................................................................................. 37
Intensive ........................................................................................................... 37
Extra quiet ........................................................................................................ 37
Extra gentle ...................................................................................................... 37
Wash programme chart - Extra options ................................................................ 38
Garment care label symbols............................................................................... 39
Programme sequence......................................................................................... 40
Changing the programme sequence ................................................................ 42
Cancelling a programme ....................................................................................... 42
Interrupting a programme...................................................................................... 42
Changing a programme......................................................................................... 42
Safety lock............................................................................................................. 43
Adding or removing laundry .................................................................................. 43
Detergent ............................................................................................................. 44
The correct detergent............................................................................................ 44
Water softeners ..................................................................................................... 44
Dispensing aids ..................................................................................................... 44
Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ...................................................................... 44
Miele recommended detergents ........................................................................... 46
Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010...... 47
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 48
Cleaning the drum (Hygiene info) .......................................................................... 48
External casing and fascia panel........................................................................... 48
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer ............................................................. 48
Cleaning the water inlet filters ............................................................................... 50
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Contents
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 51
The programme does not start.............................................................................. 51
Fault message after a programme has been interrupted. ..................................... 52
Fault message at the end of a programme ........................................................... 53
General problems with the washing machine ....................................................... 55
An unsatisfactory wash result ............................................................................... 57
The door will not open........................................................................................... 58
Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure ..... 59
After sales service............................................................................................... 61
Contact in case of malfunction ............................................................................. 61
Optional accessories............................................................................................. 61
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 61
Installation and connection ................................................................................ 62
Front view .............................................................................................................. 62
Rear view............................................................................................................... 63
Installation surface ................................................................................................ 64
Transporting the washing machine to its installation site...................................... 64
Removing the transit bars ..................................................................................... 64
Re-fitting the transit bars....................................................................................... 66
Levelling the machine............................................................................................ 67
Screwing out and adjusting the feet................................................................. 67
Building under a continuous worktop/ in a kitchen run.................................... 68
Washer-dryer stack .......................................................................................... 68
The water protection system................................................................................. 69
Connection to the water supply ............................................................................ 70
Water drainage ...................................................................................................... 71
Electrical connection U.K. ..................................................................................... 72
Technical data...................................................................................................... 73
Data sheet household washing machines............................................................. 74
Consumption data ............................................................................................... 76
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................... 76
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Contents
Settings ................................................................................................................ 77
Calling up settings................................................................................................. 77
Selecting settings .................................................................................................. 77
Changing a setting ................................................................................................ 77
Closing the settings menu..................................................................................... 77
Language  ........................................................................................................... 78
Buzzer volume....................................................................................................... 78
Keypad tone .......................................................................................................... 78
Welcome tone ....................................................................................................... 78
Code...................................................................................................................... 79
Units ...................................................................................................................... 79
Brightness ............................................................................................................. 79
Disp. switch-off stat. ............................................................................................. 80
Programme info ..................................................................................................... 80
Memory ................................................................................................................. 80
Long p-wash Cotton ............................................................................................. 80
Soak duration ........................................................................................................ 81
Gentle action ......................................................................................................... 81
Temp. reduction..................................................................................................... 81
Water plus ............................................................................................................. 81
Water plus level ..................................................................................................... 81
Maximum rinse level.............................................................................................. 82
Suds cooling.......................................................................................................... 82
Low water pressure ............................................................................................... 82
Anti-crease ............................................................................................................ 82
Optional accessories .......................................................................................... 83
Detergent............................................................................................................... 83
Specialist detergents............................................................................................. 83
Fabric care............................................................................................................. 84
Additive ................................................................................................................. 84
Machine care......................................................................................................... 84
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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 9 kg (dry weight).
See the "Programme chart" for the maximum recommended loads
for individual programmes.
 If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine
should not need to be descaled. If, however, you do wish to descale
it, only use a proprietary natural citric acid based descaling agent.
Miele recommends using Miele descaling agent which is available to
order online at www.miele-shop.com or from Miele. Strictly observe
the instructions on the packaging.
 Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in clean water before being
washed in the machine.
 Do not use solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. those containing
benzine, in this machine, as this may result in damage to component
parts and create toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a fire and explosion hazard.
 Do not use solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. those containing
benzine, to clean the surfaces of the machine. They can cause damage to plastic surfaces.
 Only use dyes specified by the manufacturer as being suitable for
use in a domestic washing machine. Always observe the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Colour run and dye removers contain sulphur compounds which
can cause damage such as corrosion. Do not use these products in
this machine.
 If detergent comes into contact with the eyes, rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately and retain the packaging or label for reference. Those with skin problems or sensitive skin should avoid their
skin coming into contact with detergent.
Accessories
 Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by
Miele. If other parts are used, 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 Control field
The control field consists of a display and various sensor controls.
The individual sensors are explained
in the following sections.
b Display
The following values are shown on
the display and/or selected from it:
1. The temperature, spin speed, and
time left for the selected wash
programme.
2. The individual values for selected
extras and settings.
c  sensors
Values shown in the display can be
changed with the  sensors. The
 sensor increases the value or
moves up the list; the  sensor decreases the value or moves down
the list.
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d OK sensor
The OK sensor is used for confirming selected values.
e Optical interface
This is used by the Service department as a transmission point.
f Sensors for extra options
You can supplement wash programmes with extra options.
If a wash programme has been selected, the sensor controls for the
possible Extras light up dimly.
g  sensor
This sensor is used for activating
Cap dispensing.
Operating the washing machine
h  sensor
The  sensor starts the delay start
function. With Delay start you can
delay the start of the programme.
The start of the programme can be
delayed from 15 minutes up to a
maximum of 24 hours. This allows
you to make use of night-time economy electricity rates, for example.
Please see "Delay start" for more information.
i Start/Stop sensor
Touching the Start/Stop sensor
starts the selected programme or
cancels a programme that has
already been started. The sensor
flashes slowly as soon as it is possible for a programme to be started
and then lights up constantly after
the programme has started.
j Programme selector
This is used for selecting programmes and for switching off. The
washing machine is switched on
when you select a programme, and
switched off by turning the programme selector to the  position.
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Operating the washing machine
Setting numerical values
Display
The standard display shows the following from left to right:




1600

2:59
OK
– the selected wash temperature
– the selected spin speed
– the programme duration

Start in


00 :00 h
The numerical value is highlighted in
white. Touching the  sensor decreases the value. Touching the 
sensor increases the value. The OK
sensor is used to activate the value
shown in the display.
Leaving a submenu
Examples on how to operate
the machine
Scrolling through a list
The  scroll bar in the display indicates
that a list of choices is available.


Language 


OK
Scroll down the list with the  sensor.
Scroll up the list with the  sensor. The
OK sensor is used to activate the option
shown in the display.
Identifying the selected option


 Cap 



OK
An activated option in a list will have a
tick  next to it.
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OK

Select Back  to exit a submenu.
Before using for the first time
Before setting the machine up for
first use, please note the information
in "Installation and connection".
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
 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
(e.g. the data plate), visible when you
open the door.
Switching on the washing machine
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.
 Turn the programme selector to the
Cottons programme.
Remove the drain hose elbow
from the drum
An elbow piece for the drain hose is
stored in the drum.
The welcome tone will sound and the
welcome screen will light up.
1. Set the language
You will be asked to select the language
you require for the display. It is possible
to change the language at any time by
setting the programme selector to the
Further programmes/ position in the
Settings  sub-menu.


english (GB) 



OK
 Touch the  sensors until the language you want appears in the display.
 Confirm your selection of the language by touching the OK sensor.
 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
 Remove the elbow piece.
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Before using for the first time
2. Remove the transit bars
 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".
The calibration programme then starts.
It will take approximately 2 hours.
At the end of the programme the following message will appear in the display:
 Set up complete
The following message appears in the
display:
 Remove transit bars
 Confirm with the OK sensor.
3. Start the calibration programme
For optimum water and energy consumption and excellent wash results, it
is important to calibrate the washing
machine.
To do this, the Cottons programme
must be run without laundry and
without detergent.
The following message appears in the
display:
Open  and run "Cottons" 90°C without
laundry.
 Touch the  sensor until the OK
sensor lights up and confirm this with
OK.

90°
1600


1:55
 Open the stopcock.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
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Tip: Leave the door slightly open to allow the drum to dry.
 Turn the programme selector to the
 position.
No other programmes can be started
until calibration has been carried out.

 Reach under the door grip and pull
the door open.
OK
Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption
Detergent
– To get the most out of your machine,
load the maximum dry load for the
programme you are using.
The energy and water consumption
will be the lowest in relation to the
size of the load.
– Do not exceed the amounts of detergent recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging.
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
washed, the automatic load control
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). 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.
– Washing at low temperatures and/or
using liquid detergents can cause
bacteria and odours to build up in the
washing machine. Miele therefore recommends cleaning the washing machine once every month.
The washing machine reminds you to
do so with the following message in
the display: Hygiene info: run a programme at min. 75 °C or the "Clean machine" programme.
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1. Prepare the laundry
Tip: Badly soiled areas can be pretreated with liquid detergent, stain removers etc. first, following the manufacturer's instructions. With particularly
stubborn stains ask your dry cleaner for
advice.
 Solvent-based cleaners (e.g.
 Empty all pockets.
 Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins,
paper clips, etc.) can cause damage
to garments and to components in
the machine.
Check the laundry before washing
and remove any foreign objects.
Sort the laundry
 Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a textile care label in the collar or side
seam.
Tip: Dark textiles often contain excess
dye and should be washed separately
several times before being included in a
mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
Pre-treat stains
 Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft, colourfast cloth. Do not rub.
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benzine) can damage plastic parts.
When pre-treating garments, make
sure that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons) are protected from cleaning
agent.
 Chemical (solvent-based) cleaning agents can cause severe damage
to the washing machine.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning
agents in this machine.
General tips
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners: Any
loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Close any zips, attach velcro fasteners, fasten hooks and eyes etc. before washing.
– Fasten duvet covers, pillow cases
etc. to prevent small items from being
rolled up inside them.
Do not wash any items in this washing
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label ( symbol).
2. Select a programme
Switching on the washing machine
 Turn the programme selector to a
programme.
2. Select additional programmes by
setting the programme selector to
the "Further programmes/" position and using the display:
Programme selection
1. Select standard programmes with
the programme selector dial
 Turn the programme selector to the
Further programmes/ position.
The following appears in the display:
 Turn the programme selector to the
required programme.
The selected programme will be shown
in the display. The standard display will
then appear.


Sportswear


OK
 Touch the  sensors until the programme you want appears in the display.
 Confirm the programme with the OK
sensor.
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.
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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 Shut the door with a gentle swing.
4. Select programme settings
Selecting a temperature/spin
speed
You can alter the pre-set temperature/
spin speed of a wash programme, if
this option is permitted for that programme.




1600

2:59
OK
 Touch the  sensors above or below the temperature or spin speed
value in the display until the temperature/spin speed you want appears in
the display.
Extras sensor control
You can select additional extras using
the Extras sensor.
 Touch the Extras sensor.
The following appears in the display:


No Extras 



OK
 Touch the  sensors until the extra
option you want appears in the display.
 Confirm the extra option with OK.
Selecting an extra option
 Touch the sensor for the extra you
want. It then lights up brightly.
Tip: You can select multiple Extras for a
wash programme.
Not all extra options can be selected
with every programme. If an extra option is not dimly lit, this option is not
permitted for the wash programme
(see "Extra options").
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4. Select programme settings
Cancelling delay start
 Delay start
The selected delay start time can be
cancelled before the programme starts.
With Delay start you can delay the
start of the programme.
The hours can be set from 00 to 24.
The minutes can be set in 15 minute increments from 00 to 45.
 Touch the  sensor.
The following will appear in the display:

00 :00 h
OK

 Set the hours with the  sensors.
Confirm with the OK sensor.
The display will change:

Start in

OK

 Set the minutes with the  sensors.
Confirm with the OK sensor.
Tip: The values will count upwards and
downwards automatically if you keep
your finger on the  sensor.
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The selected delay start time has been
cancelled.
After the programme has started, the
selected delay start time can only be
changed or cancelled by interrupting
the programme.
Altering Delay start

06: 00 h
The selected delay start time will appear in the display.
 Set a time value of 0:00 h with the 
 sensors. Confirm with the OK
sensor.
Setting the delay start time

Start in

 Touch the  sensor.
The selected delay start time can be
changed before the programme start.
 Touch the  sensor.
 Change the specified time and confirm with the OK sensor.
5. Add detergent
There are several options for adding detergent.
Adding fabric conditioner
Detergent dispenser drawer
Any detergent suitable for automatic
front loading washing machines can be
used. Please observe the instructions
for use and dosage on the detergent
packaging.
Adding detergent
 Add fabric conditioner or liquid starch
to the  compartment. Do not exceed the maximum level mark.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
final rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
 compartment.
 Pull out the detergent drawer and add
detergent to the compartments.
If starching frequently, thoroughly
clean the dispenser compartment,
especially the siphon tube, regularly.
 Detergent for the pre-wash
 Detergent for the main wash and
soaking
 Fabric softener, liquid starch, or
 capsules
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5. Add detergent
Tips on dosing
Adjust the detergent dosage to the level
of soiling of the laundry and the size of
the load. Reduce the amount of detergent with smaller loads (e.g. reduce the
amount of detergent by ⅓ when washing a half load).
Too little detergent:
– Results in laundry not being cleaned
properly and may cause it to become
grey and hard to the touch over time.
– Can lead to a build-up of mould in
the washing machine.
– Results in grease not being completely removed from the laundry.
– Can lead to limescale deposits on the
heater elements.
Too much detergent
– Causes poor wash, rinse, and spin
results.
– Causes higher water consumption as
an extra rinse cycle is automatically
activated.
– Is a greater burden on the environment.
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Using liquid detergent with a prewash
Liquid detergent cannot be used for the
main wash if the pre-wash has been selected.
Use powder detergent for the main
wash.
Using detergent tablets or pods
Always put detergent tablets or pods
directly in the drum with the laundry.
They cannot be added via the detergent
dispenser drawer.
See "Detergent" for further information.
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  sensor.
The following appears in the display:

No Cap





OK
 Touch the  sensors until the capsule you want appears in the display.
 Press the capsule in firmly.
 Confirm the capsule 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 or changing CapDosing
CapDosing can only be deactivated or
changed prior to programme start.
 Touch the  sensor.
 Select No Cap (deactivate) or a different type of capsule (change).
6. Start the programme - the end of a programme
Starting a programme
 Touch the flashing Start/Stop sensor.
The door will lock ( will appear in the
display to show this) and the programme will start.
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!
If a delay start time has been selected,
then this will count down in the time
display. At the end of the delay start
time or immediately after the programme has started the programme
duration will appear in the time display.
Energy savings
After 10 minutes, the indicators dim.
The Start/Stop sensor flashes slowly.
To reactivate the indicators:
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor (this
does not have any effect on a programme that is running).
 Check the folds in the door seal for
any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
might be lodged there.
End of programme
Tip: Leave the door slightly open to allow the drum to dry.
The door is still locked during the Anticrease phase and the following will appear alternately in the display:


 Finish/Anti-crease


OK
and


 Press Stop button


OK
 Turn the programme selector to the
 position. This switches the washing machine off.
 If applicable, remove the used capsule from the detergent dispensing
drawer.
Tip: Leave the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor. The
door will unlock.
 Pull open the door.
 Remove the laundry.
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Spinning
Final spin speed in the programme
Omitting the final spin (Rinse
hold)
When a programme is selected, the optimum spin speed for this wash programme is shown in the display.
If Rinse hold is selected, the laundry remains in the water following the final
rinse cycle. This helps prevent creasing
if the laundry is not going to be removed from the drum immediately after
the end of the programme.
A faster spin speed can be selected for
certain wash programmes.
The highest selectable spin speed is indicated in the table.
Programme
rpm
 Set the spin speed .
To start the final spin
The washing machine will display the
maximum spin speed possible. You can
reduce the spin speed.
Cottons
1600
Minimum iron
1200
Delicates
900
Woollens 
1200
Silks 
600
To end the wash programme
Shirts
900
Express 20
1200
Dark garments / Denim
1200
Select this option if you want to remove
the laundry when it is dripping wet and
without spinning.
Outerwear
800
 Reduce the spin speed to 0.
Proofing
1000
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
Drain / Spin
1600
The water will be pumped away.
Sportswear
1200
Automatic plus
1400
Separate rinse/Starch
1600
Clean machine
900
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
Omitting the interim spin and
the final spin
 Before the start of the wash programme, reduce the spin speed to 0.
Interim spin
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
There is a spin cycle after the main
wash and between the rinses. A reduction in the final spin speed will also reduce the interim spin speed as appropriate.
After the last rinse, the water will be
pumped away and the anti-crease
phase will switch on.
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In some programmes an additional rinse
is introduced with this setting.
Programme chart
Programmes on the programme selector
Cottons
cold to 90 °C
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabric, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc.
Notes
The settings 60 °/40 °C differ from / as follows:
– Shorter programme durations
– Longer temperature holding times
– Higher energy consumption
Where particularly high levels of hygiene are required please select a
temperature of 60 °C or higher.
/
Cottons
Max. load 9.0 kg
Use for
Normally soiled cotton garments.
Notes
– These settings are the most efficient in terms of energy and water
consumption for washing cottons.
– With  the actual wash temperature reached will be lower than
60 °C although the wash performance is the same as with the
standard Cottons 60 °C programme.
Note for test institutes:
The test programme conforms to EN 60456 and the energy label to Directive
1061/2010.
Minimum iron
cold to 60 °C
Max. load 4.0 kg
Use for
Synthetic, mixed fibre and easy care cotton.
Note
Reduce the spin speed for fabric which creases easily.
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Programme chart
Delicates
Use for
Cold to 60 °C
Max. load 3.0 kg
Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre and viscose.
Curtains specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer.
Notes
– Dust in curtains usually means that a programme with pre-wash is
advisable. Activate the Pre-wash extra.
– 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.
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 collars and cuffs if necessary.
– Wash silk shirts and blouses in the Silks  programme.
– If the preset Pre-ironing option is switched off, the maximum load
capacity is increased to 2.0 kg.
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.
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Programme chart
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.
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.
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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Programme chart
Programmes accessed via Further programmes/ on the programme selector
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.
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.
Separate rinse/Starch
Use for
Max. load 8.0 kg
– Rinsing hand-washed items
– Starching table cloths, serviettes and workwear.
Notes
– Reduce the spin speed for items which crease easily.
– Laundry that is to be starched should be washed but not treated
with fabric conditioner.
– Items will be rinsed very effectively using two rinse cycles by activating the Water + option.
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Programme chart
Settings /maintenance
Settings 
You can use the settings function to alter the washing machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements. See "Settings" for more detailed information.
Maintenance
The washing machine has a maintenance programme.
Clean machine
85 °C
No load
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 washing machine cleaner or universal detergent directly in the drum.
– Do not load any laundry. The drum must be empty for the cleaning
programme.
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Extra options
You can use the extra options buttons
to augment the wash programmes.
Selecting Extras
Extra options are selected or deselected using the sensors in the control
field. Additional extra options can be
selected from the display using the Extras sensor.
 Touch the sensor for the extra option
you want.
Short
The programme duration is reduced.
Mechanical action and energy usage
are increased.
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. Follow the instructions in the display. Small loads give a better result.
The garments must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer   and suitable
for ironing  .
The relevant sensor will light up brightly.
Water +
Not all extra options can be selected
with every programme.
The water level in the wash and rinse
stages is increased and a second rinse
is carried out in the "Separate rinse/
Starch" programme.
An extra option that is not permitted for
the wash programme is not lit dimly and
cannot be activated by touch.
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You can select other functions for the
Water + control. These are described in
"Settings".
Extra options
Extra options can be selected
using the "Extras" sensor control
Selecting extra options in the display
 Touch the Extras sensor.
The first extra option which can be selected appears in the display.
 Touch the  sensors until the extra
option you want appears in the display.
 Confirm the extra option with OK.
The extra option will be given a  next
to it.
Deselecting an extra option
 Touch the Extras sensor.
The first extra option which can be selected appears in the display.
 Touch the  sensors until No Extras
appears in the display.
 Confirm No Extras with the OK sensor.
The previously selected extra option is
now deselected.
Pre-wash
For laundry with large amounts of dirt,
e.g. dust and sand.
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. The items
must be suitable for drying in a tumble
dryer   and suitable for ironing 
.
Soak
For heavily soiled and stained items
with protein stains.
A duration of between 30 minutes and 6
hours can be chosen for the soak process in 30 minute increments. See "Settings" for more information.
The factory default setting is 30
minutes.
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.
Extra quiet
This option reduces noise levels during
the wash programme. Use this if you
want to wash during quiet periods (for
instance when children are sleeping).
The final spin is automatically reduced
to  (Rinse hold). The programme
duration is increased.
Extra gentle
Drum rotation and wash duration are reduced. Lightly soiled fabrics are
washed more gently.
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Extra options
Wash programme chart - Extra options
Short
Pre-ironing
Water +
Pre-wash
Soak
Intensive
Extra quiet
Extra gentle
AllergoWash
These Extras cannot be selected with programmes which are not listed in the
chart below.
Cottons
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Minimum iron
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Delicates
X
X
X
X
X
–
X
X
X
Woollens 
–
–
–
–
–
–
X
–
–
Silks 
–
–
–
–
–
–
X
–
–
Shirts
X
X
X
X
–
X
X
X
Express 20

X
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Dark garments/Denim
X
X
X
X
X
–
X
X
X
Outerwear
X
–
X
X
X
–
X
X
–
Sportswear
X
–
X
X
X
–
X
X
X
Automatic plus
X
X
X
X
X
–
X
X
X
Rinse/Starch
–
–
X
–
–
–
–
–
–
Clean machine

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
X = can be selected
– = cannot be selected
 = activated automatically
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
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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Programme sequence
Main wash
Rinses
Spinning
Water
level
Wash
rhythm
Water
level
Rinses
Cottons



2-5
Minimum iron



2-4
Delicates



Woollens 


Silks 

Shirts
1)2)3)

2)3)

2-4
2)3)


2



2




3-4

Express 20



1

Dark garments / Denim



3-5
Outerwear



Proofing
–

Drain / Spin
–
Sportswear
3)
2)3)

3-4
3)


1

–
–
–




2-3
Automatic plus



2-4
Separate rinse / Starch



Clean machine



Please see the next page for a description of the symbols.
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3)

2)3)

0-1
5)

3

Programme sequence
 = low water level
 = medium water level
Special features in the programme sequence
 = carried out
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.
–
1)
If a temperature of 60 °C or higher is
selected, and with  and ,
two rinses are carried out. If a temperature of less than 60 °C is selected, three rinses are carried out.
2)
An additional rinse is carried out if:
 = high water level
 = intensive rhythm
 = normal rhythm
 = sensitive rhythm
 = handwash rhythm
= not carried out
This washing machine has fully electronic controls with automatic load control. The washing machine takes in the
right amount of water required for the
programme depending on the amount
of laundry and its absorbency rate.
The programme sequences outlined in
the chart are based on the basic 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:
– Water + has been selected and the
options Extra rinse or Extra water +
rinse have been activated in the Settings menu.
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Changing the programme sequence
Cancelling a programme
Interrupting a programme
You can cancel a wash programme at
any time after it has started.
 Turn the programme selector to the
 position.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
The washing machine switches off.
The following will appear in the display:
 To continue: turn the programme selector to the position of the wash programme that was started.


Cancel programme


OK
Tip: If  Cannot be changed appears in
the display, the programme selector is
in the incorrect position.
 Touch the OK sensor.
The suds will be pumped away. The following will appear in the display:


 Prog. cancelled


Wait until the door unlocks.
 Pull open the door.
 Remove the laundry.
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OK
Changing a programme
After the successful start of a programme it is no longer possible to
change the programme.
Changing the programme sequence
Safety lock
Adding or removing laundry
Locking the machine prevents a wash
programme being cancelled by mistake.
Activating the safety lock
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
The following will appear in the display:


Cancel programme


If the message to Add laundry is not
visible in the display then it is no
longer possible to add items of laundry.
 Press the Start/Stop button.
OK
 Use the  sensor control to scroll
through the list:


Activate safety lock


Laundry can only be added or removed at the beginning of a wash programme.
OK
The following will appear in the display:


Cancel programme


 Touch the  sensors until the following appears in the display:


Add laundry


 Touch the OK sensor.
Deactivating the safety lock
OK
OK
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
 Touch the OK sensor.
The following will appear in the display:
The programme will stop and the door
will unlock.


Deactivate lock


 Touch the OK sensor.
OK
 Pull open the door.
 Add or remove items.
 Close the door.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
The programme will continue.
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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.
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
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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
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.
Detergent
Adding fabric conditioner or liquid starch separately
Colour run and dye removers/
dyes
Prepare the starch in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging.
 Do not use colour run or dye re-
Tip: When adding fabric conditioner,
activate the Water + extra.
 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.
movers in this washing machine.
They can cause corrosion in the 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.
 Change the spin speed if necessary.
 Activate the  sensor if using a capsule.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor.
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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 
–
–

–
–
Shirts


–


Express 20
–

–

–
Dark garments /
Denim
–

–

–
Outerwear
–
–

–
–
Proofing
–
–
–

–
Sportswear
–
–

–
–
Automatic plus
–

–


Separate rinse /
Starch
–/–
–/–
–/–
/–
–/–
 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 
–
–


Shirts


Express 20
–
–
–
1)
–
–
1)

Dark garments / Denim
–

–

Outerwear
–
–


Sportswear
–
–


Automatic plus
–

–
–
–
–

Clean machine
2)

 Recommended
1)
Liquid detergent
–
2)
Powder detergent
Not recommended
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the drum
(Hygiene info)
Washing at low temperatures and/or using liquid detergents can cause bacteria
and odours to build up in the washing
machine. Use the Clean machine programme to clean the machine. Note the
message in the display:
Hygiene info: run a programme at min. 75 °C
or the "Clean machine" programme
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.
Removing the dispenser drawer
External casing and fascia
panel
 Disconnect the machine from the
mains electricity supply before cleaning or maintenance.
 The washing machine must not
be hosed down.
 Clean the casing and fascia panel
with a mild non-abrasive cleaning
agent or soap and water using a well
wrung-out cloth. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
 The drum can be cleaned with a proprietary stainless steel cleaning
agent, following the manufacturer's
instructions on the packaging.
 Do not use solvents, abrasive
cleaners, glass cleaners or multi-purpose cleaning agents. These could
damage plastic surfaces and other
parts.
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 Pull out the detergent dispenser
drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
down the release button and at the
same time pull the drawer right out of
the machine.
 Clean the detergent drawer with
warm water.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon and the /
compartment channel
Liquid starch results in clogging.
If clogged, the siphon in the /
compartment will not work and the
compartment can overflow.
Clean the siphon particularly thoroughly after using liquid starch a few
times.
 Clean the fabric conditioner channel
using a brush and warm water.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer compartment
1. Remove the siphon from  compartment and clean under warm running water. Clean the siphon tube in
the same way.
2. Replace the siphon.
 Use a bottle brush to remove detergent residues and limescale from the
jets inside the detergent dispenser
drawer compartment.
 Replace the detergent dispenser
drawer.
Tip: Leave the detergent dispenser
drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the 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.
 Replace the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
hose.
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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.
Problem solving guide
Many malfunctions and faults that can occur in daily operation can be easily
remedied. Time and money will be saved because a service call will not be
needed.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a malfunction or a fault,
and to correct it.
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 control panel remains dark.
There is no power to the machine.
 Check whether the mains plug is plugged in and
switched on.
 Check whether the fuse or circuit breaker has
tripped.
The washing machine has switched off automatically
to save energy.
 Switch the washing machine on again by turning
the programme selector.
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 Miele.
fault F34
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Problem solving guide
Fault message after a programme has been interrupted.
Problem
Cause and remedy

Drainage See 
The water outlet is blocked or restricted.
The drain hose has been fixed too high.
 Clean the drain filter and the drain pump.
 The maximum delivery head is 1 m.

Water intake See
The water inlet is blocked or restricted.
 Check whether the stopcock has been properly
opened.
 Check whether the inlet hose is kinked.
 Check whether there is sufficient water pressure.

The filter in the water inlet is blocked.
 Clean the filter.
The drain pump is activated for 2 minutes. The washing machine door is then released. Wait for the drain
pump to stop before switching the machine off.

Waterproof system.
Turn off   Service

 Service Fault F
The water protection system has reacted.
 Close the stopcock.
 Call Miele.
There is a fault.
 Disconnect the washing machine from the mains
electricity supply, either by switching it off at the
wall socket and withdrawing the plug, or by disconnecting it at the circuit breaker.
 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 Miele.
To switch off the fault message: Turn the programme selector to the  position
and switch the washing machine off.
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Problem solving guide
Fault message at the end of a programme
Problem
Cause and remedy

A wash programme using a temperature above 60 °C
has not been run for a long time.
 Turn the programme selector to Further programmes/.
 Touch the  sensors until Maintenance appears
in the display.
 Touch the OK sensor to confirm.
Hygiene info: run a
programme at min.
75 °C or the "Clean
machine" programme
The following appears in the display: Clean machine
 Touch the OK sensor to confirm.
 Run the Clean machine programme using Miele machine cleaner or a universal powder detergent.
This will clean the washing machine and prevent a
build-up of bacteria and odours.

Align the washing
machine
The Pre-ironing extra option which runs 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 head of 1 m
has been exceeded.
If the fault message appears again, contact Miele.
The washing machine can still be used, however
without the Pre-ironing extra option.
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
Fault message at the end of a programme
Problem
Cause and remedy

The pumps are dirty.
 Clean the pumps as described in "Problem solving
guide . .", Opening the door in the event of a
blocked drain outlet and/or power cut".
 Restart the programme after cleaning.
Check filter + jet
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.
 Restart the programme after cleaning.
If the fault message appears again, contact Miele.
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 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 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.
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.
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Problem solving guide
General problems with the washing machine
Problem
Cause and remedy
Large amounts of deter- The water pressure is too low.
gent residue remain in
 Clean the water inlet filter.
the detergent dispens-  Please note that the water pressure must be at
ing drawer.
least 100 kPa (1 bar).
Powder detergent used in conjunction with water
softeners tends to become sticky.
 Clean the detergent dispenser drawer and, in the
future, add washing powder to the dispensing
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.
There is water next to
the capsule in the fabric
conditioner compartment
The  sensor was not activated or an empty capsule was not removed at the end of the last wash programme.
 Activate the  sensor when a capsule is next
used.
 Remove and 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.
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Problem solving guide
An unsatisfactory wash result
Problem
Cause and remedy
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.
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.
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Problem solving guide
The door will not open
Problem
Cause and remedy
The door cannot be
pulled open during a
programme.
The door is locked during a programme.
 Touch the Start/Stop sensor to cancel the programme.
The programme is cancelled, 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 filters and the drain pump as described in "Opening the door in the event of a
blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".
Comfort cooling
appears in the display
after a programme has
been cancelled.
The following appears
in the display:
  Service Door release
fault F35
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To protect the user against scalding, the 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 Miele.
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 filter
completely or take it 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 filter
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 filter 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
Opening the door
 Always make sure that the drum
is stationary before reaching in to remove laundry. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
 Remove the drain filter completely.
 Use a screwdriver to unlock the door.
 Pull open the door.
 Clean it thoroughly.
 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.
 Replace the drain filter correctly and
tighten it securely.
 Make sure the drain filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is a
risk of water leakage during use.
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After sales service
Contact in case of malfunction
Optional accessories
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
your Miele Dealer or Miele Service.
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.
Contact information for Miele Service
can be found at the end of this document.
Please note that telephone calls may be
monitored and recorded for training
purposes and that a call-out charge will
be applied to service visits where the
problem could have been resolved as
described in this booklet.
Please quote the model and serial number of your appliance when contacting
Miele. This information can be found on
the data plate.
The data plate is found above the
porthole glass when the door is
opened.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for training
purposes.
Warranty
The appliance warranty is valid for 2
years from date of purchase. In the UK,
you must activate your cover by calling
0330 160 6640 or registering online at
www.miele.co.uk.
For further information on country specific warranty terms and conditions,
please refer to your warranty booklet or
contact Miele Customer Service.
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Installation and connection
Front view
a Water inlet hose (pressure tested to
7000 kPa)
e Detergent dispenser drawer
b Mains connection cable
g Access to drain filters, drain pumps
and emergency release
c Flexible drain hose (with detachable
swivel elbow)
d Control panel
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f Door
h Four height-adjustable feet
Installation and connection
Rear view
a Drain hose
b Transport clips for inlet and drain
hoses and mains connection cable
c Mains connection cable
d Protruding lid for holding when moving the machine
e Water inlet hose (pressure tested to
7000 kPa)
f Safety caps for transit bars
g Transport clips for inlet and drain
hoses and for storing transit bars
when not in use
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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).
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 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.
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
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.
 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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Maintenance
Only use a genuine Miele hose that has
been pressure tested to withstand at
least 7,000 kPa should you ever need a
replacement.
A filter is located in the open end of
the inlet hose and another in the intake point to protect the inlet valve.
Neither filter may be removed.
Hose extension
Longer hoses 2.5 or 4.0 m in length are
available from your Miele Dealer or
Miele as optional extras.
Installation and connection
Water drainage
The suds are drained through a drain
pump with a 1 m delivery head. For the
water to drain freely, the hose must be
free of kinks.
If required, the hose can be extended to
a length of up to 5 m. Accessories are
available from Miele or from your Miele
dealer.
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.
For a delivery head of 1.8 m the hose
can be extended to a length of up to 2.5
m. Accessories are available from Miele
or from your Miele dealer.
Drainage options:
1. Directed into a sink or basin:
Please note:
– Hook the hose over the edge and
secure it.
– 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.
a Adapter
b Spigot nut
c Hose clip
d End of the hose
 Fit adapter  to the sink drain outlet
using nut .
 Attach the end of hose  to adapter
.
 Use a screwdriver to tighten hose clip
 up close to the nut.
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 drain
(gully).
4. Connected securely to a washbasin
with plastic nipple.
Please note:
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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.
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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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
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
9 kg dry laundry
Voltage
See data plate
Connected load
See data plate
Fuse rating
See data plate
Consumption data
See "Consumption data"
Minimum flow pressure
100 kPa
Maximum flow pressure
1000 kPa
Inlet hose length
1.60 m
Drain hose length
1.50 m
Mains connection cable length
2.00 m
Delivery head max.
1.00 m
Maximum drainage length
5.00 m
LEDs
Class 1
Test certificates awarded
See data plate
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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
WCG 120 XL WCS
1
9,0 kg
Energy efficiency class
A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient)
Annual energy consumption (AEc)
A+++
2
196 kWh/year
Energy consumption of the standard "60°C cotton programme" at full load
1,00 kWh
Energy consumption of the standard "60°C cotton programme" at partial load
0,95 kWh
Energy consumption of the standard "40°C cotton programme" at partial load
0,60 kWh
Weighted power consumption in off-mode (Po)
0,40 W
Weighted power consumption in the left-on mode (Pl)
3,50 W
Weighted annual water consumption (AWc)
3
11.000 Litres/year
Spin-drying efficiency class
A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
Maximum spin speed
A
4
Remaining moisture content
1.600 rpm
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
48 dB(A) re 1 pW
7
73 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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Consumption data
Load
Energy
Water
Duration
Residual
moisture
kg
kWh
Litres
h:min
%
90 °C
9.0
2.60
65
2:29
50
60 °C
9.0
1.45
65
2:29
50
60 °C
4.5
1.10
52
2:19
50
*
9.0
1.00
54
2:59
44
*
4.5
0.95
49
2:59
44
40 °C
9.0
1.20
65
2:39
50
*
4.5
0.60
42
2:59
44
20 °C
9.0
0.45
65
2:39
50
Minimum iron
30 °C
4.0
0.60
57
1:59
30
Delicates
30 °C
3.0
0.25
40
1:09
–
Woollens 
30 °C
2.0
0.23
35
0:39
–
Automatic plus
40 °C
6.0
0.80
59
1:59
–
40 °C
3.5
0.33
30
0:20
–
60 °C
2.0
0.77
40
1:31
–
Cottons
Express 20
Shirts
2)
1)
1)
Short extra option activated
2)
Pre-ironing extra option deactivated
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 extras selected.
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Settings
You can use the settings to alter the
washing machine's electronics to suit
changing requirements.
Selecting settings
The settings can be altered at any
time.
– The  sensor scrolls down the list.
 Touch the  sensors until the setting you want appears in the display.
– The  sensor scrolls up the list.
Calling up settings
 Touch the OK sensor to select the
setting displayed.
Changing a setting
 Touching the   sensors will call up
the different options for the setting.
The option which is selected will have
a tick  next to it.
 When the option you want appears in
the display, touch the OK sensor to
activate it.
 Turn the programme selector to Further programmes/.


Sportswear


Closing the settings menu
 Turn the programme selector.
OK
 Touch the  sensors until the following appears in the display:


Settings 


OK
 Confirm with the OK sensor.


Language 


OK
You are now in the Settings submenu.
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Settings
Language 
The display can be set to appear in
one of several different languages.
Keypad tone
Each touch of a sensor is confirmed
with an audible tone.
The flag  after the word Language
(Sprache in German) acts as a guide in
case a language which is not understood has been set.
Options
The language selected is saved.
–        (factory setting)
Buzzer volume
The buzzer sounds to let you know the
programme has finished. The buzzer
can be set to be louder or quieter.
Options
–
Off
–
Off
–        (quiet)
–        (loud)
Welcome tone
The volume for the welcome tone can
be set to one of seven different settings.
Options
–        (quiet)
–
–        (loud) (factory setting)
–        (quiet)
Off
–        (factory setting)
–        (loud)
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Settings
Code
The code prevents the washing machine being used without your knowledge.
Brightness
You can set the brightness of the display, the sensor controls, and the
dimmed sensor controls.
Options
Options
–
–
Activate
If you activate the code, you have to
enter a code after switching the
washing machine on. Otherwise it
cannot be operated.
The factory default code is 125.
–
Change
Controls the brightness of the display.
–        (dark)
–        (light) (factory setting)
–
–
Deactivate
The washing machine is to be operated again without entering a code.
This only appears if the code had
been activated previously.
Units
The temperature can be displayed as
degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Buttons active
Controls the brightness of the activated sensor controls.
If wished, you can set a different
three-digit code.
Do not forget the code you have set.
If you forget the code, only Miele
Technical Service can unlock the
washing machine.
Make a note of your new code.
Display
–        (dark)
–        (factory setting)
–        (light)
–
Buttons inactive
Controls the brightness of the sensor
controls that can be activated.
–        (dark)
–        (factory setting)
–        (light)
Tip: Ensure that there is a discernible
difference in brightness between the
activated and dimmed sensor controls.
This makes it easier to operate the machine.
The factory setting is °C/Celsius.
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Settings
Disp. switch-off stat.
The display and the sensor control
lighting is switched off to save energy.
The Start/Stop sensor flashes slowly.
Options
–
On
Lighting switches off after 10
minutes.
–
–
(factory setting)
Lighting remains switched on
throughout the programme. The lighting switches off 10 minutes after the
programme has ended.
On (not current pr.)
Off
The lighting remains switched on.
Programme info
You can select the information that will
be displayed temporarily in the display
after a programme has been selected.
Memory
The washing machine will save the
last settings (temperature, spin speed
and some of the Extras) selected for a
programme after the programme has
started.
When the programme is chosen again,
the saved settings will appear in the
display.
Memory is deactivated as standard.
Long p-wash Cotton
If you require a longer pre-wash, you
can extend the standard pre-wash
time of 25 minutes in the Cottons programme.
Options
–
No increase (factory setting)
25 minute pre-wash.
–
+ 6 min
Options
–
Programme name
The programme name is shown in the
display for several seconds.
–
Prog. & max load
(factory setting)
The programme name and the maximum load are shown in the display
for several seconds.
–
Off
Directly after the programme has
been selected, the standard display
is shown with temperature, spin
speed, and programme duration.
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31 minute pre-wash.
–
+ 9 min
34 minute pre-wash.
–
+ 12 min
37 minute pre-wash.
Settings
Soak duration
You can set a duration for the soak
process of between 30 minutes and
6 hours.
The duration can be selected in 30
minute increments. When the Soak extra option is selected, the laundry will
be soaked for the duration selected.
A duration of 0: 30 h is set as standard.
Water plus
You can increase the amount of water
used in the wash programmes.
Options
–
Extra water
–
Extra rinse
An additional rinse cycle is carried
out.
Gentle action
With gentle action activated, drum
agitation is reduced. In this way, lightly
soiled items can be washed more
gently.
Gentle action can be activated for the
Cottons and the Minimum iron programmes.
Gentle action is deactivated as standard.
Temp. reduction
At high altitudes water has a lower
boiling point. Miele recommends activating the reduced temperature setting at altitudes of 2000 m or above to
prevent water from boiling. The maximum temperature is reduced to 80 °C
even if a higher temperature is selected.
(factory setting)
The water level is increased in the
wash and rinse stages of the programme.
–
Extra water + rinse
The water level is increased in the
wash and rinse stages and an additional rinse is carried out
Water plus level
There are four different water levels
which can be selected by activating
the Water + Extra.
Levels
–
Normal
(factory setting)
–
Plus 
–
Plus 
–
Plus 
Temp. reduction is deactivated as
standard.
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Settings
Maximum rinse level
The water level in the rinses can be
permanently set to the highest value.
This function is important for allergy
sufferers as it achieves excellent rinse
results. The water consumption will be
increased.
The maximum rinse level is deactivated
as standard.
Suds cooling
Additional water flows into the drum at
the end of the main wash to cool the
suds down.
Suds cooling takes place when a Cottons programme with a temperature of
70 °C or higher is selected.
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 the drainage pipes do not
comply with DIN 1986.
Suds cooling is deactivated as standard.
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Low water pressure
If the water pressure is below 100 kPa
(1 bar), the programme will be cancelled and a fault message will appear.
If the on-site water pressure cannot be
increased, activating this function will
prevent the programme from being cancelled.
Low water pressure is deactivated as
standard.
Anti-crease
The Anti-crease function reduces
creasing after the end of the programme.
At the end of the programme, the drum
continues to turn at intervals for up to
30 min. The washing machine door can
be unlocked at any time by touching the
Start/Stop sensor and then opened.
Anti-crease is activated as standard.
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.
Specialist detergents
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).
Outerwear
Specialist detergents are available as
capsules  in convenient single dose
amounts or in a handy bottle.
– Liquid detergent for outerwear and
performance clothing
– Cleans with care and is gentle on colours
– With lanolin to care for and condition
membrane fabric
Sport
Detergent
UltraWhite
– Multi-purpose powder detergent
– Liquid detergent for sportswear and
fleece garments
– Neutralises unpleasant odours
– Retains the shape of the items
– For white and light-coloured laundry
as well as heavily soiled cotton items
Down
– Effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
– Liquid detergent suitable for pillows,
sleeping bags, and down-filled items
UltraColor
– Retains the elasticity of down and
feather-filled items
– Liquid detergent for coloured items
– For coloured and dark fabrics
– Protects bright colours from fading
– Effective stain removal even at low
temperatures
– Retains the breathability of downfilled items
– Prevents down filling clumping together
Wool and delicates detergent
– Liquid detergent for delicates
– Particularly suitable for woollen and
silk fabrics
– Cleans at temperatures as low as
20 °C, helps retain the shape of delicate items and protect colours
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Optional accessories
WoolCare
Additive
– Liquid detergent for woollens and
delicates
Booster
– Includes a special wheat protein conditioning formula
– Helps prevent felting
– Gentle on colours
– For removing stains
– For white and coloured laundry
– Available as capsules  in convenient single dose amounts
– Only available as capsules 
Machine care
SilkCare
Machine cleaner
– Liquid detergent for silks
– For cleaning the washing machine
thoroughly and effectively
– Contains a special silk protein conditioning formula
– Gentle on colours
– Only available as capsules 
Fabric care
Fabric care is available as capsules 
in convenient single dose amounts or in
a handy bottle.
– Removes grease, bacteria, and associated unpleasant odours
– Use 1–3 times per year
Descaling agent
– removes heavy limescale deposits
– Mild and gentle with natural citric
acid
Proofing agent
Water softener tablets
– For proofing microfibre fabrics, e.g.
rain coats
– Reduces the amount of detergent
needed for hard water
– Retains the breathability of fabrics
– Less detergent residue in fabrics
Fabric conditioner
– Less chemicals in waste water due to
reduced amount of detergent
– Fresh, natural fragrance
– Makes laundry soft to handle
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