Operating instructions
Steam ironing system
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential
to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time.
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M.-Nr. 10 522 011
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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Contents
Caring for the environment .................................................................................. 2
Warning and Safety instructions ......................................................................... 6
Guide to the appliance ........................................................................................ 14
Transporting the appliance................................................................................. 17
Assembly.............................................................................................................. 18
Adjusting the height .............................................................................................. 19
Connection........................................................................................................... 21
Insert the mains plug into the socket. ................................................................... 21
Removing the iron and the steam hose holder ..................................................... 22
Connecting the steam hose .................................................................................. 22
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 24
Determining water hardness ................................................................................. 24
Using the test strips ......................................................................................... 24
Before using for the first time ................................................................................ 25
Switch on the steam ironing system ................................................................ 25
Language selection .......................................................................................... 25
Setting the water hardness .............................................................................. 26
The steam ironing system is now ready for use ............................................... 27
Switching on ........................................................................................................ 28
Switching on the steam ironing system ................................................................ 28
Filling the water container ..................................................................................... 29
Removing the water container ......................................................................... 29
Filling the water container ................................................................................ 29
Steam operation ............................................................................................... 30
Water quality .................................................................................................... 30
Selecting the ironing temperature ......................................................................... 31
CoolDown function................................................................................................ 33
Auto-Off function................................................................................................... 33
Ironing .................................................................................................................. 34
Iron ........................................................................................................................ 34
Ironing with steam ................................................................................................. 35
Ironing without steam............................................................................................ 36
Ironing with the non-stick soleplate ...................................................................... 36
Attaching the non-stick soleplate..................................................................... 36
Removing the non-stick soleplate.................................................................... 37
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Contents
Active ironing board .............................................................................................. 37
Suction function ............................................................................................... 37
Inflation function............................................................................................... 37
Automatic switch on/off ................................................................................... 37
Memory function .............................................................................................. 38
Heated ironing surface ..................................................................................... 38
Steamer ................................................................................................................ 39
Connecting the steamer ........................................................................................ 39
Using the steamer ................................................................................................. 41
Brush attachment.................................................................................................. 42
Connecting the brush attachment.................................................................... 42
Removing the brush attachment ...................................................................... 42
Switching off ........................................................................................................ 43
Dismantling .......................................................................................................... 44
Set the ironing board to its lowest working height................................................ 44
Folding the ironing board ...................................................................................... 45
Disconnecting the steam hose.............................................................................. 46
Storing the iron ...................................................................................................... 46
Storing the steamer ............................................................................................... 46
Emptying the water container ............................................................................... 47
Storing the steam ironing system.......................................................................... 47
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 48
Automatic rinsing .................................................................................................. 48
Preparing for the rinsing process ..................................................................... 48
Emptying the residual water drawer................................................................. 48
Descaling............................................................................................................... 49
Descaling warning ............................................................................................ 50
Starting the descaling process early ................................................................ 51
Descaling process ............................................................................................ 51
Cleaning the housing............................................................................................. 58
Cleaning the soleplate of the iron.......................................................................... 58
Cleaning or replacing the ironing board cover ...................................................... 59
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Contents
Cleaning the water filter......................................................................................... 60
Disconnect the power supply........................................................................... 60
Removing the water container ......................................................................... 60
Removing the water filter cover........................................................................ 61
Removing the sealing ring................................................................................ 61
Pull out water filter............................................................................................ 62
Cleaning the water filter.................................................................................... 62
Inserting the water filter.................................................................................... 63
Inserting the water container............................................................................ 63
Optional accessories .......................................................................................... 64
Accessories ........................................................................................................... 64
Non-stick soleplate .......................................................................................... 64
Ironing board cover .......................................................................................... 64
Steamer ............................................................................................................ 64
Care products........................................................................................................ 65
Descaling tablets for the steam ironing system ............................................... 65
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 66
Troubleshooting..................................................................................................... 67
Display messages ................................................................................................. 72
Service.................................................................................................................. 76
Guarantee: U.K. ..................................................................................................... 76
Guarantee: Other countries ................................................................................... 76
Electrical connection UK .................................................................................... 77
Technical data...................................................................................................... 78
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Warning and Safety instructions
This steam ironing system 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 steam ironing
system, please read these instructions carefully before using it for
the first time. They contain important information on its safety, installation, use and maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and pass them on to any
future owner.
Correct application
 The steam ironing system is intended for use in domestic households and similar residential environments.
 The steam ironing system must only be used for ironing textiles
which are suitable for ironing according to the care label.
 The steam ironing system is intended for domestic use only, as
described in these operating instructions.
Any other use is not permitted. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.
 Persons who are unable to safely operate the steam ironing system because of reduced physical, sensory or mental ability or because of lack of experience or knowledge, must not use the steam
ironing system without the supervision of a responsible person.
 The steam ironing system is not intended for outdoor use.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
 Children under the age of eight must be kept away from the steam
ironing system unless they are supervised.
 Children older than eight may only use the steam ironing system
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way,
and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the steam ironing system unsupervised.
 Please supervise children in the vicinity of the steam ironing system, and do not let them play with it.
 Make sure that children under the age of eight cannot access the
steam hose or the power cable, either during use or while the steam
ironing system is cooling down.
Miele recommends that only children over the age of 14 are allowed to operate the steam ironing system unsupervised.
 Danger of suffocation.
Packaging, (e.g. plastic wrapping), must be kept out of the reach of
babies and children. Whilst playing, they could become entangled in
the packaging or pull it over their head and suffocate.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
 Before setting up the steam ironing system, inspect it visually for
any external damage. Never use a damaged steam ironing system. A
damaged steam ironing system can be dangerous!
 Check the iron of the steam ironing system for damage. Do not
use the iron if it has been dropped, if there is any visible damage or if
it is leaking.
 Before connecting the steam ironing system to the power supply,
please ensure that the mains supply voltage (voltage and frequency)
complies with the values given on the data plate.
Connection to a supply voltage other than the one quoted on the
data plate can lead to functional faults and damage to the steam
ironing system. If in doubt, contact a suitably qualified electrician.
 Always remove and unwind the power cable of the steam ironing
system completely from its (lower) storage compartment.
 If the connection cable is damaged it must be replaced with a
special cable of the same type (available from Miele). For safety reasons this must only be fitted by a Miele authorised service technician
or the Miele service department.
 Do not use the steam ironing system if the ironing board cover is
damaged.
A damaged ironing board cover could be dangerous.
Do not use the steam ironing system without an ironing board
cover.
The ironing board cover must be replaced with an original Miele
cover.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The electrical safety of this steam ironing system 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 steam ironing system to the mains electricity
supply via a multi-socket unit or an extension lead. These do not
guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
 This steam ironing system complies with all relevant safety requirements. Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers
for the user, for which the manufacturer cannot accept liability. Repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician, otherwise any subsequent damage will not be covered by the
guarantee.
 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 appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 The steam ironing system must be isolated from the electricity
supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. The steam
ironing system is only considered disconnected from the power supply if:
– the power plug of the steam ironing system is unplugged, or
– the mains circuit breaker is switched off, or
– the mains screw-out fuse is removed (in countries where this is
applicable).
 Do not damage, remove or bypass the safety features and control
elements of the steam ironing system.
 Only operate the steam ironing system when all removable outer
panels are in place so that it is impossible to touch an electrical
component or moving part.
 The steam ironing system must not be used in a non-stationary
location (e.g. on a ship).
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
 Emitted steam, the iron soleplate together with the areas surrounding it on the iron, and the steamer jets are very hot.
Danger of burning!
Avoid direct contact.
 The steam ironing system is intended for domestic use only and is
not designed for commercial purposes.
 Do not use a pressure washer or hose pipe to clean the steam
ironing system.
 Clean the steam ironing system only after it has cooled down.
 Danger of injury by crushing! Do not reach between moving parts
when assembling, dismantling or adjusting the height of the steam
ironing system.
 The steam ironing system must only be set up on a level surface
which has the appropriate load-bearing capacity. The steam ironing
system must only be used in a horizontal position.
 The steam ironing system must be assembled when ironing. However, the steamer can be used when the ironing board is in the upright position.
 Ensure that the power cable does not present a trip hazard when
unwound.
 Use caution when the appliance is heated. There is an acute risk
of burning if you come in contact with the soleplate of the iron or the
steamer jets. The warning symbol "Hot surface" () on the iron indicates that it is hot.
 Do not use solely demineralised water (e.g. distilled, battery water) to fill the water container. This could cause the steam ironing
system to malfunction.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Always place the iron with its soleplate horizontally on the resting
surface of the steam ironing system. Ensure the steam function is
switched off and the soleplate does not protrude over the edges. Do
not place the iron anywhere else as this presents a fire hazard.
 Danger of burning! If the iron remains on the resting surface for a
longer period of time, the surface will become hot. Avoid direct contact with the resting surface.
 Danger of burning! Never direct the steam or the steam jets of the
iron or steamer at people, animals or electrical appliances of any
kind.
 Danger of burning! Never point the steam at clothing while the
clothes are being worn! The clothing will intensify burning of the skin.
 Switch off the steam ironing system before disconnecting the
power cable.
 Switch off at the wall socket and withdraw the plug from the
socket. Always pull by the plug to withdraw the plug from the socket.
 Do not leave the steam ironing system unattended when it is
ready for use. Before you leave the steam ironing system, disconnect
the steam ironing system from the mains and withdraw the plug from
the mains socket.
 Do not touch the power cable or the steam hose with the soleplate of the heated iron as this could result in damage.
 While descaling the system, the iron or the steamer must not be
connected to the steam ironing system. The steam ironing system
can be left unattended during this process.
 The iron must not be stowed in its storage compartment when it is
connected. This could result in damage to the steam ironing system.
 Do not use the residual water drawer to store accessories or similar items. The residual water drawer should be used only to collect
residual water.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Do not insert any objects into the apertures on the steam ironing
system. If an aperture is blocked, do not use the system.
 Do not hang items of laundry on the folded steam ironing system.
This may cause the steam ironing system to tip over due to the effect
of leverage.
 Avoid ironing across hard or sharp-edged items. These can leave
marks on the soleplate.
 Do not store the steam ironing system near petrol, paraffin or
other highly flammable substances. Risk of fire and explosion!
 Only use the steam ironing system inside buildings where the ambient temperature is between 10 °C and 40 °C.
Freezing temperatures, excessive heat and humidity will adversely
affect the functionality of the steam ironing system.
 Do not store the steam ironing system in a room where there is a
risk of frost occurring. Frozen water in the water container, steam
generator or steam hose will cause damage to the appliance.
Using accessories
 Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by
Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, warranty and/or product liability claims will be invalidated.
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Guide to the appliance
a Ironing board
i Ironing board X-frame
b Iron with steam hose
j Iron resting area
c Steam hose holder
k Mains connection cable
d Handle
f Tower
l Bottom storage compartment
For the power cable, the steamer*,
the non-stick soleplate, and the
holder for the power cable.
g Residual water drawer
m Wheels
h Top storage compartment
For the iron and the steam hose
holder.
n Release handle
For setting up the steam ironing system
e Water container
* Supplied as standard with steam ironing system B 3847. Available as optional accessory with steam ironing systems B 3312 and B 3826.
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Guide to the appliance
Tower
a Rotary dial for height adjustment
and folding the appliance away
Tower (top view) with open storage compartment (top)
d Steam hose holders
b Iron resting area
e Control panel
c Steam connection
f Steam hose holder
g Iron with steam hose
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Guide to the appliance
Some of the messages in the display
are more than one line long. Touch the
 or  button to read them in full.
Control panel on tower
h On/Off button 
Switches the steam ironing system
on or off.
i Display
Displays messages and instructions
for the user.
j Arrow button 
Lights up if additional options are
offered or if the display text exceeds
the specified length of a line. Scrolls
down the list to the next option or
decreases a value.
k Arrow button 
Lights up if additional options are
offered or if the display text exceeds
the specified length of a line. Scrolls
up the list to the next option or increases a value.
l OK button
Confirms the selection or the information in the display.
m  button
Opens the settings menu. The settings menu can be used at any time
to change the language and the water hardness level, or to start the descaling process.
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Transporting the appliance
The steam ironing system is fitted with
two wheels. This allows the appliance
to be pulled across an even surface
when folded up.
 Two people are required for carrying
the steam ironing system up or down
stairs. When doing so, ensure the
ironing board is at the bottom.
 Hold the steam ironing system by its
handle and tip it gently towards you
until the wheels are free to roll.
This allows you to navigate easily
across obstacles such as carpet edges,
door sills or single steps.
 When transporting the appliance, use
both handles on the underside of the
appliance.
 The steam ironing system must
only be transported or lifted when
folded down!
Otherwise the locking mechanism of
the ironing board could release itself.
Danger of personal injury and damage to the appliance.
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Assembly
 Take the steam ironing system to its
set-up location.
 Use one hand to pull the release
mechanism upwards.
This releases the locking mechanism of
the ironing board and the X-frame folds
down.
 Use both hands to pull the ironing
board upwards into a horizontal position until it audibly clicks into place
on both sides of the tower.
click!
click!
 Ensure the ironing board has locked
into place on both sides of the tower.
 Hold onto the release mechanism
and guide the ironing board into a position of approx. 45°.
The ironing board remains in this position by itself.
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The height adjustment only works if
both sides of the appliance have locked
into place.
Assembly
Adjusting the height
The steam ironing system can be adjusted to your preferred working height.
The maximum working height is
102 cm.
When adjusting the height, ensure
the power cable does not become
trapped in the mechanism.
The steam ironing system is now assembled. This is its lowest working position of approx. 83 cm high.
 Use one of the rotary dials located on
the side of the tower handle. Turn the
dial in the  direction and hold the
dial in position.
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Assembly
 At the same time, pull the handle on
the tower upwards with the other
hand or press the handle down.
Do not push down on the ironing
board while adjusting the height!
Always use the handle on the tower
to do this.
 When you have reached your desired
working height, release the rotary
dial.
The rotary dial will spring back into the
centre position. The ironing board will
remain at the adjusted height.
For additional stability, the ironing
board locks into place under extra
pressure with an audible click. Now
the working height you selected is
twice as secure.
Tip: Adjust your working position to approx. hip height for optimum comfort.
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Connection
Insert the mains plug into the
socket.
The steam ironing system is designed
for connection to a properly installed
earthed socket for
AC 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz.
 Guide the power cable through the
groove in the cover.
 Close the (bottom) storage compartment.
 Open the (lower) storage compartment by swinging the lid downwards.
When closing the compartment, ensure the power cable does not become trapped between the cover
and the housing or between the
wheels and the tower.
 Remove the power cable from the
(bottom) compartment.
 Insert the plug into a suitable earthed
socket (see chapter "Electrical connection").
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Connection
Removing the iron and the
steam hose holder
The steam ironing system is suitable
for right- or left-handed people. Operation is optimised for both sides.
Connecting the steam hose
 Lift the lid of the steam connection.
 Open the lid of the (top) storage compartment on the tower.
 Take out the iron and the steam hose
holder.
 Close the storage compartment lid.
 Pull back the slider on the steam
hose plug.
 Insert the plug into the steam connection.
 Release slider on the plug when it is
locked into the steam connection.
The iron is now connected to the steam
connection.
 Plug the steam hose holder into one
of the sockets provided.
Tip: Use the socket on the side on
which you are ironing.
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Connection
 Do not place the iron in an upright position!
It can easily tip over or fall to the
floor.
Always place the iron onto the resting surface with its soleplate down.
 If the iron remains on the resting
 Guide the steam hose on the rubber
ring into the steam hose holder.
Ensure the steam hose fits tightly
and is not twisted.
surface for any length of time, the
surface will become hot.
Avoid direct contact with the resting
surface.
Only touch the handle.
Before turning off the iron, and before placing the iron down, make
sure you switch off the continuous
steam function.
If the continuous steam function is
not switched off, the following message will appear in the display
 Release stm. button.
Unlock the  button by pushing the
slider on the iron forward (see "Ironing").
Condensation can form on the resting
surface. However, this does not affect
the functioning of the steam ironing
system.
 Always place the iron on the resting
surface before you start ironing and
when you take a break from ironing.
This prevents damaging or discolouration of the ironing board cover.
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Before using for the first time
 Before using the steam ironing system for the first time, remove all
packaging (e.g. the protective film
from the tower).
Using the test strips
Determining water hardness
In order for the steam ironing system to
function properly and to display a message prompting you to descale it at the
correct time, it is important to adjust the
steam ironing system to the hardness of
your local water supply.
The water hardness level indicates
how much calcium is dissolved in the
water. The higher the calcium content,
the harder the water, and the harder
the water, the more often the steam
ironing system will need to be descaled.
 Dip the test strip in the water for approx. 1 second.
 Remove the test strip from the water
and shake the water off the test strip.
After approx. 1 minute, and based on
the colouration, you will be able to read
the water hardness from the table below:
Your local water supplier can inform you
of the water hardness level in your area.
This information can also be found online on the website of the relevant utility
company.
Test strips
As an alternative, you can also determine the approximate water hardness by
using the test strips supplied.
Water hardness
4 green zones
< 3 °dH / 0.5 mmol/l
1 red zone
< 4 °dH / 0.7 mmol/l
2 red zones
< 7 °dH / 1.3 mmol/l
3 red zones
< 14 °dH / 2.5 mmol/l
4 red zones
< 21 °dH / 3.8 mmol/l
Tip: It is useful to know your water
hardness so that you can provide the
service technician with this information
in the event of any service calls. Please
note your water hardness level here:
...................................... (°dH or mmol/l)
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Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
 The following steps must be carried
out before using the appliance for the
first time:
Language selection
deutsch
Switch on the steam ironing system
 Use the  or  arrow buttons to select your preferred language.
 Press the  button on the control
panel on the tower.

Willkommen
The Welcome screen appears for a few
seconds in the display. The display will
then guide you through the following
settings:
english (GB)
 Press the OK button to confirm your
selection.
The language settings can be
changed at any time via the settings
menu ( button, menu option
Language ).
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Before using for the first time
Setting the water hardness
Level 7
 Set water
hardness...
Before the water hardness can be set,
the display message  Set water hardness... must be acknowledged by pressing the OK button.
The steam ironing system gives you
the option to set the water hardness to
one of 10 settings.
Use the following table to determine the
water hardness level that must be set
for your steam ironing system:
°dH
mmol/l
°f
Setting
1-4
0.2 - 0.7
2-7
Level 1
5-7
0.9 - 1.3
9 - 13
Level 2
8 - 11
1.4 - 2.0
14 - 20
Level 3
12 - 15
2.2 - 2.7
22 - 27
Level 4
16 - 20
2.9 - 3.6
29 - 36
Level 5
21 - 25
3.8 - 4.5
38 - 45
Level 6
26 - 30
4.7 - 5.4
47 - 54
Level 7
31 - 36
5.6 - 6.5
56 - 65
Level 8
37 - 45
6.7 - 8.1
67 - 81
Level 9
46 - 70 8.3 - 12.6 83 - 126
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Level 10
 Use the  or  arrow buttons on the
control panel to set the water hardness level for your household.
Tip: If the water hardness fluctuates
(e.g. 37-50 °dH/6.7-9.0 mmol/l), always
set the highest value (in this example
50 °dH/9.0 mmol/l = Level 10).
Make sure the correct water hardness level is set.
An incorrect setting will invalidate all
warranty claims.
Level 10
 Confirm your selection by pressing
the OK button.
The steam ironing system is now set for
the specified water hardness.
The water hardness level can be
changed at any time via the settings
menu ( button,
option Water hardness).
Before using for the first time
The steam ironing system is now
ready for use
This completes the settings for using
the appliance for the first time. The
message  Initial set-up complete will appear in the display. Confirm this message by pressing the OK button.
The steam ironing system will normally
run a rinse programme automatically
after it has been set up for use.
The steam ironing system can then be
switched off or you can continue using
it.
When using the appliance for the first
time, a slight odour may be noticeable
during the heating-up phase. This will
dissipate with further use.
During operation of the steam ironing
system, pumping, boiling and knocking noises may be heard. These are
normal noises and do not indicate a
malfunction.
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Switching on
Switching on the steam ironing
system
 Press the  button on the control
panel of the tower to switch on the
steam ironing system.
The  button lights up and the Welcome screen appears for several
seconds in the display.
If the iron was not connected to the
steam connection before switching it
on, the message  Attach hose is displayed. In this case, the steam hose
must be attached to the steam connection (see "Connection").
If the steam button  on the iron is
locked when the steam ironing system
is switched on,  Release stm. button
will appear in the display. If this is the
case, first unlock the steam button by
pushing the slider on the iron forwards
(see "Ironing").
The message  Heating-up phase then
appears on the display. The steam ironing system starts to heat up. During the
heat-up phase, some steam may be
discharged from the iron.
As soon as the steam ironing system is
ready and steam is available, the message  Ready for use will be displayed.
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Depending on the operating duration,
immediately after switching the
steam ironing system on, the automatic rinse function can be started
(see "Automatic rinsing") or you may
start the descaling process (see "Descaling").
The steam ironing system is not
available for ironing while the rinse
and descaling processes are running.
Switching on
Filling the water container
Filling the water container
If the water container is empty or not
installed in the tower, the message
 Fill water cont. will appear in the display.
Removing the water container
 Open the screw cap at the rear of the
water container by turning the cap
anti-clockwise.
 Remove the screw cap.
 Hold the water container by its
handle.
 Pull the handle downwards.
The water container is released from the
retainer.
 Pull the water container upwards and
out.
When removing the water container,
you may notice some water dripping
while the water container valves are
closing.
Tip: The dripping can be prevented by
removing the water container slowly.
 Use fresh tap water to fill the container (water temperature approx.
15-35 °C).
Tip: By placing the water container in
the horizontal position, the water container can also be filled under very low
taps.
 Replace the screw cap on the water
container.
 Close the screw cap by turning it
clockwise as far as it will go.
 Put the water container back into the
tower.
The water container can be removed
and refilled at any time (even during
the ironing process). The amount of
water required will depend on how
much steam is required.
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Switching on
Steam operation
Water quality
 Use only fresh tap water.
 Ready for use
After inserting the water container, wait
until the steam ironing system is ready
to use steam. This is indicated by the
 Ready for use message in the display.
If the water container is refilled during
the ironing process, the steam generator may have to reheat.
Tip: If you fill the water container as
soon as the  Fill water cont. message
is displayed and the container is inserted into the tower there is no delay.
The steam ironing system is not active
whilst the message  Fill water cont. is
shown in the display. However, you may
continue to use the iron.
Tip: You can save energy by ironing dry
and without steam. To do this, remove
the water container. In this case, the
steam generator will not be heated and
the inflation and suction function of the
ironing board is not available (see "Active ironing board").
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 Water prepared using commercially
available water filters may also be
used.
For water hardness of more than
14°dH / 2.5 mmol/l you can use tap water mixed at a 1:1 ratio with distilled water. This halves the water hardness. Set
the halved water hardness to the corresponding level on the steam ironing
system (see "Setting the water hardness").
If your tap water has a water hardness
of 60°dH / 10.8 mmol/l the mixing ratio
of 1:1 with distilled water results in a
water hardness of 30°dH / 5.4 mmol/l.
The water hardness level that must be
set on your steam ironing system must
now be Level 7.
Never use solely demineralised (distilled) water to fill the water container.
This can cause the steam ironing
system to malfunction.
Do not use water from a water
softener system.
Do not use condensate (e.g. from
other appliances such as air conditioning units, dryers).
Never use rainwater.
Do not use additives, (e.g. perfumes,
ironing water, starch, carbon dioxide).
Switching on
Selecting the ironing temperature
➨
Use the temperature selector on the
iron to set the ironing temperature.
With temperature level  the soleplate temperature is too low for ironing with steam. If you use this temperature level, do not use the 
steam button.
If you do, water will escape from the
steam jets.
Tip: Sort your laundry according to the
heat sensitivity of the fabric. This allows
you to iron faster: First, iron your laundry that is made of heat-sensitive fabric
(e.g., synthetics) at temperature level .
Then, iron all laundry made of wool or
silk, using the temperature level . Finally, iron all laundry made of cotton
and linen, using temperature level .
 Set the temperature selector to the
required temperature setting.
The indicator light on the temperature
selector will light up yellow whilst the
iron is heating up. It will go out once the
set temperature has been reached.
The iron is then ready for use.
The temperature settings are indicated
by dots around the selector. These dots
correspond to the international care
symbols used for ironing.
At temperature levels  and  you
can use steam when ironing.
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Switching on
Care label
(on the garment)
Ironing with steam for best
results
(Material / Temperature setting)

Low temperature
With non-stick soleplate
(see "Ironing with the non-stick
soleplate")
Minimum iron, synthetics, appliqués, prints, flocking, etc.

Medium temperature
Woollens, Silks

High temperature
Cottons, linens

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Do not iron
Ironing without steam
(Material / Temperature setting)
Minimum iron, synthetics
Switching on
CoolDown function
 Iron switched off
The heating of the iron switches off
automatically if the iron is not moved for
longer than 3 minutes. The message
 Iron switched off appears in the display
to indicate that the heating has
switched off. After a certain time, steam
is no longer available. The message
 Release stm. button appears when
the steam button is locked. In this case,
unlock the  steam button by pushing
the slider on the iron forwards (see
"Ironing").
 The soleplate is still hot immediately after the heating has been
switched off!
Avoid direct contact.
 Do not leave the steam ironing
system unattended with the iron or
steamer connected!
Always switch off at the wall socket
and withdraw the plug before leaving
the steam ironing system.
Auto-Off function
If the iron or the steamer is not used for
approx. 25 minutes, the entire steam
ironing system switches off automatically.
The steam ironing system is switched
on again by pressing the  button on
the control panel.
As soon as the iron is moved, or the
steam button has been released, the
iron will start heating up again automatically. The time taken for the steam to
be available again depends on the
length of time the heating was switched
off.
When the steam ironing system is ready
and steam is available, the message
 Ready for use will be shown in the
display on the tower.
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Ironing
Iron
Depending on the model, your steam
ironing system has one of the following
irons:
Steam ironing system
B 3826 / B 3847:
Steam ironing system B 3312:
a Steam button 
b Slider for constant steam provision
c Power level button 
a Steam button 
b Slider for constant steam provision
c Suction function button 
d Inflation function button 
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d Inflation/suction button 
Irons supplied with previous Miele
steam ironing systems (B 1xxx/B 2xxx)
cannot be used with this appliance.
Ironing
Ironing with steam
The steam system is ready for use
when  Ready for use appears in the
display. The burst of steam is controlled
by the  button on the iron.
When the  button is pressed, the fan
on the underside of the ironing board
starts automatically.
When the  button is released, the fan
will also stop after a brief time delay.
When using the steam function for a
long time, make sure the room is well
ventilated, as high air humidity can develop.
Using short bursts of steam
 Briefly press the  button and release it again.
Using continuous steam
 Press the  button and at the same
time pull the slider  back.
 Release the  button again.
While the slider  is pulled back, the
 button remains in a locked position.
Steam is now emitted continuously.
Stopping the continuous steam function
 Push the slider  forwards.
This will unlock the  button again and
the steam burst function is ended.
The continuous emission of steam
must have stopped before the iron is
put back on the resting surface!
If the steam button was not unlocked
before placing the iron down, steam
will stop being produced after approx. 3 minutes and  Release stm.
button will appear in the display.
When turning off the iron, unlock the
 button by pushing the slider 
forwards.
Filling the water container
 Fill the water container when the
message  Fill water cont. appears in
the display (see "Filling the water
container").
When using the steam function for a
long time during ironing, condensation can build up in the ironing board.
Sensitive floors can be damaged by
droplets of water.
If you notice condensate underneath
the ironing board, use a cloth to wipe
it off.
Tip: If you take a break from ironing,
condensate may collect in the steam
hose. When the  button is pressed,
the condensate is expelled from the
hose. To avoid damp spots on your
clothes, do not direct the first burst of
steam onto the garment after a break
from ironing.
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Ironing
Ironing without steam
Attaching the non-stick soleplate
 Remove the water container from the
steam ironing system if you want to
iron without steam.
 Place the tip of the iron inside the
non-stick soleplate.
The steam generator will not heat up
and saves you energy.
Ironing with the non-stick soleplate
There is a non-stick soleplate in the
(bottom) compartment. Simply clip the
soleplate onto the iron.
With the non-stick soleplate you can
iron appliqués, prints, flocking etc.
There is no need to turn the garment inside out. This soleplate also reduces or
eliminates the formation of shiny
patches on dark textiles.
Always try it first on an inconspicuous
part of the fabric.
 Pull back the tab, which is located at
the back of the non-stick soleplate.
 Hold the tab in this position.
 Push the iron completely onto the
non-stick soleplate.
 The iron soleplate gets very hot
 Release the tab again.
during use!
Avoid direct contact.
The non-stick soleplate is now secured
onto the iron.
 Before you start ironing, let the nonstick soleplate heat up for approx. 1
minute until it has reached the ironing
temperature.
The iron is now ready for use.
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Ironing
Removing the non-stick soleplate
 Hold the iron by the handle.
 The non-stick soleplate is still
very hot after ironing!
Avoid direct contact.
Only touch the tab of the non-stick
soleplate.
Active ironing board
The steam ironing system uses a fan
that sucks away the steam or uses the
inflation function to inflate the ironing
board for optimum positioning while
ironing garments.
The ,  or ,  buttons on the
iron control the fan in the ironing board.
Suction function
The suction function ensures optimum
steam penetration of the fabric. At the
same time, the suction avoids the formation of condensation on the ironing
board. The suction function also holds
the garment in place and ensures it
does not shift on the ironing board.
Inflation function
 Pull back the tab at the back of the
non-stick soleplate.
 Remove the iron from the non-stick
soleplate.
 Only store the non-stick soleplate in
the storage compartment (lower) after
the soleplate has cooled down.
The inflation function forms a cushion of
air between the fabric and the ironing
board. This helps prevent seams being
pressed into the garment. The inflation
function allows you to iron without flattening the fabric.
Tip: The inflation function also assists
with ironing ruffles and sequins.
Automatic switch on/off
The automatic switch on/off feature ensures that the fan starts at exactly the
right moment. If the steam function is
being used, the fan starts automatically.
If steam is no longer needed, the fan
will stop after a short run-on time.
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Ironing
Memory function
Fan control for the B 3826 / B 3847:
The memory function saves the fan direction and the power setting used last
with your steam ironing system. When
you use the appliance the next time,
you do not need to set it again.
Heated ironing surface
When the iron is connected and the
steam ironing system is switched on,
the surface of the ironing board will
heat up automatically. This function reduces the formation of condensation on
the ironing board.
If the steamer is connected to the
steam ironing system, the surface of
the ironing board will not be heated.
Fan control for the B 3312:
Activating the inflation and suction
function
Press the  button to switch between
the inflation function and the suction
function. Use the button to activate the
function.
Setting the power level
When using the  button, you can
switch between both fan power levels.
Each press of the  button switches
between the following power levels:
– Level 1 = 1 fan active
– Level 2 = 2 fans active
The  button activates the inflation
function.
The  button activates the suction
function.
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Steamer
The B 3847 steam ironing system is
equipped with a steamer in addition to
the iron. The steamer is available as
an optional accessory for the B 3312
and B 3826 steam ironing systems.
Connecting the steamer
You can also plug the steamer into the
steam connection of the ironing system as an alternative to the iron.
Disconnect the iron from the steam
connection
 The iron soleplate is still very hot
after use!
Avoid direct contact.
Place the iron on its resting surface
and let it cool down completely before you store it away.
The steamer  makes ironing hanging
garments easier, e.g. dresses and jackets. It comes with a removable brush
attachment  for lifting the fibres.
Do not pull on the steam hose!
Always pull on the plug at the end of
the steam hose when disconnecting
it from the steam hose connection.
The steamer weighs less than the iron
and also does not have a hot soleplate,
therefore eliminating the risk of shiny
patches if it accidentally comes into
contact with the fabric.
The steamer can also be used when the
appliance is folded up.
The steamer supplied with earlier
steam ironing systems (B 1xxx/B 2xxx)
cannot be used with this appliance.
 Pull back the slider located on the
side of the steam hose plug.
 Hold the slider back.
 Withdraw the plug from the steam
connection.
Now you can connect the steamer to
the steam connection.
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Steamer
Attaching the steamer to the steam
connection
You can at any time plug the iron into
the steam connection as an alternative to the steamer.
You do not need to switch off the
steam ironing system to do this.
After switching between the iron and
the steamer, there is a short interval before the steam is ready. This ensures
that sufficient steam is available.
The steamer is ready when the message  Ready for use appears in the display.
 Pull back the slider located on the
side of the steam hose plug.
 Insert the steam hose plug into the
steam connection on the tower.
 Release the slider when it has locked
into place in the steam connection.
The steamer is now attached to the
steam connection.
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Steamer
Using the steamer
 Danger of burning due to hot
steam!
Never direct the steam or the steam
jets at people, animals or electrical
appliances of any kind.
Never point the steam at clothing
while the clothes are being worn! The
clothing will intensify burning of the
skin.
Using short bursts of steam
 Briefly press button .
 Then release the button.
Using continuous steam
 Press button .
 Keep the button pressed in.
Stopping the continuous steam function
 Release button .
If you take a break from ironing, condensate may collect in the steam hose.
Press button  to expel the condensate from the hose.
The optimum distance between the
steamer and the fabric depends on
the sensitivity of the fabric and can
vary from one fabric to another.
Always try it first on an inconspicuous part of the fabric.
The emission of steam is controlled by
the  button on the steamer.
Tip: Always steam the fabric in the direction of the fibres.
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Steamer
Brush attachment
The steamer is equipped with a brush
attachment which can be clipped on.
The brush attachment helps to raise the
fibres.
You can hold the steamer directly
onto the fabric while the brush attachment is in place.
Always try it first on an inconspicuous part of the fabric.
Connecting the brush attachment
 Guide the brush attachment into the
notches on the opposite side.
 Press the brush attachment against
the steamer until the lugs snap into
the notches.
The brush attachment is now connected to the steamer and can be used.
Removing the brush attachment
 Hold the brush attachment in front of
the steamer so that the lugs on one
side fit into the notches on the
steamer.
 Press the side of the brush attachment against the steamer until the
lugs snap into place.
 To remove the brush attachment, pull
it off the steamer by the raised section.
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Switching off
 To switch off the steam ironing system, press the  button on the control panel.
The light in the  button goes out.
The steam ironing system is now
switched off. The last selected fan settings are saved and are available for the
next time you switch on the appliance.
Bottom storage compartment
Clip for the power cable
 Place the iron on the resting surface
until it has cooled down.
The steam ironing system can be dismantled while the iron is cooling down
(see "Dismantling").
 Switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug.
 Store the power cable in the (bottom)
compartment or hang it up on the
cable clip.
The cable clip can be found in the
(bottom) compartment and can be
pushed into one of the sockets for the
steam hose holder.
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Dismantling
Set the ironing board to its
lowest working height
To dismantle the steam ironing system, the ironing board must first be
set to its lowest working height. Make
sure you do not trap the power cable
in the system. Ensure the residual water drawer is completely emptied,
pushed in and locked in place.
 Keep holding the rotary dial in the 
position and, simultaneously, use the
handle on the tower to push the ironing board down as far as possible.
Never push on the ironing board to
push it down.
Use only the handle on the tower to
push the ironing board down.
 Release the rotary dial.
 Turn one of the rotary dials on the
side of the tower handle as far as it
will go in the  direction.
The rotary dial will spring back into the
centre position.
 Hold the rotary dial in the  position.
The ironing board is now at its lowest
working height and can be folded away.
The height of the ironing board can now
be adjusted.
After withdrawing the plug, drops of
water may escape from the steam hose.
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Dismantling
Folding the ironing board
 Turn one of the two rotary dials as far
as it will go towards the  position.
 Push the ironing board up by the
tapered end until it is upright and
locks into position on the tower.
The ironing board is now unlocked.
 Release the rotary dial.
The rotary dial will spring back into the
centre position.
 Push the protruding end of the Xframe onto the ironing board until the
frame locks into place.
 Guide the ironing board downwards
or allow it to slide down by itself.
The ironing board will remain in this position by itself.
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Dismantling
Disconnecting the steam hose.
Do not pull on the steam hose!
Hold the plug at the end of the steam
hose. The plug may still be warm immediately after using the system.
Storing the iron
 The iron soleplate is still very hot
after use!
Avoid direct contact.
Allow the iron to cool down after use.
Do not stow the iron away while it is
still attached to the hose.
 Place the iron on the resting surface
on the tower and let the iron cool
down.
 When cool, store the iron and the
steam hose holder in the (upper) storage compartment.
Storing the steamer
 Pull back the slider located on the
side of the steam hose plug.
Never put the steamer away while it
is still connected to the steam system.
 Hold the slider back.
 Withdraw the plug from the steam
connection.
After withdrawing the plug, drops of
water may escape from the steam hose.
 Store the steamer in the (bottom)
storage compartment.
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Dismantling
Emptying the water container
Empty the water container if the
steam ironing system is not going to
be used for a long period of time.
Storing the steam ironing system
 Take the steam ironing system to its
storage place.
 Remove the water container (see
"Filling the water container").
 Make sure the water container is
completely emptied.
Do not store the steam ironing system in a room where temperatures
below freezing may occur.
Frozen water can cause damage to
the water container, steam generator
and steam hose.
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Cleaning and care
Automatic rinsing
The automatic rinse function clears
the steam generator of mineral deposits from the evaporated water.
After approx. 3 litres of water have been
passed through the system, the rinse
process will start automatically the next
time the steam ironing system is
switched on.
The rinsing process takes several
minutes. Steam escapes and splashing
noises can be heard. At the same time,
the message  Appliance rinsing will be
shown in the display on the tower.
Emptying the residual water drawer
After the rinsing process has completed, the residual water drawer must
be emptied. The message  Empty
drawer will appear in the display on the
control panel when the residual water
drawer needs to be emptied. The residual water drawer can be removed
from the tower when the steam ironing
system is set at its highest working
level.
The iron cannot be used while the
rinsing process is in progress.
The steam ironing system can only
be used again once the automatic
rinsing process is completed.
Preparing for the rinsing process
 Set the steam ironing system to its
highest working position to enable
the residual water drawer to be removed later on (see "Height adjustment").
 If the message  Fill water cont. appears in the display, fill the water
container (see "Filling the water container").
 Only remove the residual water
drawer from the tower when prompted to do so by the message
 Empty drawer in the display.
The residual water drawer may still
be warm after the rinsing process.
 Empty the residual water drawer.
As long as the residual water drawer is
not inserted into the tower, the display
will show the following message  Fit
drawer.
 Clean and dry the residual water
drawer.
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Cleaning and care
The residual water drawer is dishwasher-safe or can be washed by
hand using warm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
Make sure the metal discs (contacts)
at the top of the residual water
drawer are clean and dry. These
metal discs send a signal to the
steam ironing system when the residual water drawer is full or if it is inserted into the tower.
The discs will not function correctly if
they are dirty or damp.
 Slide the residual water drawer back
into the tower until it clicks into place.
Steam cannot be produced until the
empty residual water drawer is replaced in the tower. Steam is only
available again when the message
 Ready for use appears in the display .
Descaling
The steam ironing system must be descaled regularly to ensure that it functions correctly. The steam ironing system has an automatic descaling function to assist you.
The interval for descaling depends on
the water hardness level set. Descaling
is required more frequently with hard
water than with soft water.
We recommend using the Miele
"FashionMaster descaling tablets".
These have been specially developed for use with Miele appliances to optimise the descaling process.
Other descaling agents, which contain other acids besides citric acid
and/or other undesirable substances,
such as chlorides for example, could
damage the steam ironing system.
Moreover, the required descaling effect cannot be guaranteed.
You will need 1 descaling tablet to descale the appliance.
Miele descaling tablets are available to
order from Miele (see "Optional accessories").
The iron or steamer must not be connected during descaling of the steam
ironing system.
The steam ironing system can be left
unattended during descaling,
provided that the iron or steamer is
not connected.
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Cleaning and care
Descaling warning
 Descale soon will appear in the display the next time you switch the steam
ironing system on if there are only about
2 hours of ironing available before the
system needs descaling.
You can start the descaling process
whilst the system is cold via the Settings menu (see "Starting the descaling
process early") or you can press the OK
button to confirm the message in the
display and continue ironing as normal.
The  symbol will continue to show in
the display until descaling is carried out.
After the remaining operating hours
have elapsed, the descaling process
must be carried out before the steam
ironing system can be used again.
You can also start the descaling process at a time that suits you (see
"Starting the descaling process
early").
You can interrupt the descaling process
by switching the steam ironing system
off with the  button. When you switch
the system back on, descaling will start
again from the point where the process
was interrupted.
The messages in the display will guide
you through the descaling process. The
entire descaling process takes approx.
90 minutes.
Only proceed with stages of the process when prompted to do so by the
appropriate message in the display.
Once the descaling process has started, your presence is required after
around 20 minutes and again after a
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further 60 minutes. For the rest of the
descaling process, you can leave the
steam ironing system unattended.
Tip: To optimise the descaling process,
start the procedure while the system is
still cold after switching the steam ironing system on. This way, you will avoid
a delay of up to 3 hours that may be
caused by the cooling phase.
Cleaning and care
Starting the descaling process early
 Ready for use
 When the steam ironing system is
switched on, press the  button on
the control panel.
Descaling process
The following display messages will
guide you through the entire descaling
process. Only proceed with the required action if you are prompted to
do so by the appropriate message in
the display.
 Detach hose
The settings menu will be displayed.
Use the arrow buttons to select individual settings.
Language 
 Use the  or  arrow buttons to select the Descale option.
Descale
 Remove the steam hose of the iron or
the steamer from the steam connection on the tower.
The iron or the steamer must not be
attached to the steam connection
during the entire descaling process.
 Confirm your choice by pressing the
OK button.
 Select the Start descaling option.
 Confirm your choice by pressing the
OK button.
The descaling process will now start.
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Cleaning and care
 Fill water container to mark
 Add descaler
 Turn the screw cap at the back of the
water container anti-clockwise and
remove the cap.
 Hold the water container by its
handle.
 Pull the handle downwards.
The water container is released from the
retainer.
 Pull the water container upwards and
out.
When removing the water container,
you may notice some water dripping
while the water container valves are
closing.
Tip: The dripping can be prevented by
removing the water container slowly.
After removing the water container, the
message  Add descaler will appear in
the display.
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Level mark on the water container
 Use fresh tap water to fill the water
container (water temperature approx.
15 to 35 °C) to the level marking line.
It is important not to use more or less
water to fill the water container.
 Add 1 descaling tablet to the water
container.
 Replace the screw cap on the water
container.
 Turn the screw cap clockwise as far
as it will go.
The screw cap is now closed.
Cleaning and care
 Fit water container
 Add descaler
 Press the OK button to display the
next step.
The message  Fit water container will
now appear in the display.
 Put the water container back into the
tower.
After about 10 minutes (the time it takes
for the descaling tablet to dissolve), the
descaling process begins automatically.
Messages in the display will tell you
when to empty the residual water
drawer or when to fill the water container.
If the water container becomes
empty during descaling or if it is removed from the tower unprompted,
the message  Fit or refill water container will appear.
During the descaling process, water is
pumped into the steam generator at
various times and is drained back
again into the residual water drawer.
Some steam will escape and splashing noises can be heard during this
process.
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Cleaning and care
 Empty drawer
 Pre-rinse
This message may be displayed after
inserting the water container with the
descaling tablet. If you do not see this
message, you can skip the following
steps and continue as soon as you
see  Pre-rinse in the display.
If the steam ironing system is still hot
from the previous use, the cool down
phase will start first. This may take up
to 3 hours.
 Set the steam ironing system to its
highest working position in order to
remove the residual water drawer
(see "Height adjustment").
 Remove the residual water drawer
from the tower.
The residual water drawer may still
be warm after the rinsing process.
 Empty the residual water drawer.
As long as the residual water drawer is
not inserted into the tower, the display
will show the following message  Fit
drawer.
 Fit drawer
 Slide the residual water drawer back
into the tower until it clicks into place.
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The pre-rinse phase then follows (duration approx. 20 minutes). During this
time, a portion of the descaling solution
is pumped into the steam generator.
After the pre-rinse phase you will be
prompted to carry out further actions.
This will be shown for a few seconds
before the pre-rinse phase starts and
will be indicated by the message  In
20 min. .
Cleaning and care
 Rinse water container and fill to
the mark
 Remove the water container from the
tower.
As long as the water container is not inserted into the tower, the display will
show the following message  Fit water
container.
 Open the screw cap.
 Empty drawer
 Remove the residual water drawer
from the tower.
The message  Fit drawer will appear
in the display.
 Empty the residual water drawer.
 Slide the residual water drawer back
into the tower until it clicks into place.
 Rinse the water container thoroughly.
Make sure no residues of the descaling tablets remain in the water container.
 Fill the water container with fresh water at least up to the level marking.
 Close the screw cap.
 Put the water container back into the
tower.
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Cleaning and care
 Descale
 Empty drawer
After an activation time of approx.
1 hour, the descaling solution is drained
from the steam generator into the residual water drawer.
 Remove the residual water drawer
and empty it.
The steam generator is then rinsed with
water. This rinse cycle takes approx.
5 minutes. During this time, the  Rinsing (5 min) message is displayed.
During the rinsing cycle, the message
 Rinsing is displayed.
Once the rinsing cycle is completed, the
water is drained completely into the residual water drawer and the message
 Empty drawer is displayed.
The message  Fit drawer is now
shown in the display.
 Rinse the residual water drawer thoroughly.
The residual water drawer is dishwasher-safe or can be washed by
hand using warm water and a little
washing-up liquid.
 Dry the residual water drawer. Make
sure that the metal contact disks
(contacts) at the top of the residual
water drawer are clean and dry.
 Slide the residual water drawer back
into the tower until it clicks into place.
The message  Descaling finished will appear in the display.
 Press the OK button.
The soleplate of the iron must then be
rinsed.
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Cleaning and care
Rinsing the soleplate
The iron must not be warm from previous use.
Let the iron cool down for at least 60
minutes before rinsing the soleplate.
 Make sure that the non-stick soleplate has been removed from the
iron.
If the non-stick soleplate is still on the
iron, remove it now (see "Removing the
non-stick soleplate").
 Fill the water container with fresh tap
water (see "Filling the water container").
 Set the temperature selector on the
iron to "cold" so that the line on the
selector is pointing to the indicator
light.
tem is ready and steam is available, the
message  Ready for use will be shown
in the display.
 Hold the iron over a washbasin or a
heat-resistant container. You can also
use the residual water drawer from
the steam ironing system. Be aware,
though, that the drawer can only be
taken out of the steam ironing system
once the appliance is switched on.
 During the rinsing process, hot
water and steam come out of the
iron.
Danger of burning.
Never direct the iron at people, animals or electrical appliances of any
kind.
 Press the  button on the iron for
around a minute and tilt the iron.
Keep the tip of the iron pointing
downward slightly.
Hot water and steam will come out of
the iron and dislodge any deposits that
have built up. As soon as there is only
steam coming out, you can release the
 button.
 Plug the steam hose of the iron into
the steam connection on the tower
(see "Connecting the steam hose").
If the steam ironing system is switched
off, switch it on now by pressing the
 button. When the steam ironing sys-
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Cleaning and care
 Now set the temperature selector on
the iron to the highest temperature
setting .
Cleaning the housing
 Before cleaning the housing,
switch off at the socket and withdraw the plug.
Depending on the level of soiling, use a
dry or moist soft cloth to wipe the housing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
Cleaning the soleplate of the
iron
 The soleplate of the iron remains
The indicator light on the temperature
selector will light up yellow whilst the
iron is heating up.
Tip: During the heat-up phase, you can
set down the iron on the designated
surface on the steam ironing system.
hot after ironing.
Danger of burning.
Switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug. Let the soleplate
of the iron cool down before you
start the cleaning process.
As soon as the indicator light goes out,
the rinsing process is complete.
 Remove drops of water and deposits
from the soleplate by moving the iron
over a soft, absorbent cotton cloth
while it is still hot. Press the  steam
button briefly 2-3 times in the process.
The descaling process is now complete. The steam ironing system can
now be switched off or used.
 Depending on the level of soiling, use
a dry or moist microfibre cloth to
clean the iron soleplate.
Only use the microfibre cloth to clean
the iron soleplate!
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Cleaning and care
– abrasive cleaning agents, (e.g.
powder cleaners, cream cleaners,
chrome polish, eraser blocks).
– hard, abrasive brushes or sponges,
(e.g. pot scourers), or sponges which
have been previously used and still
contain abrasive cleaning agents.
– pointed objects.
Cleaning or replacing the ironing board cover
If the ironing board cover is soiled, you
can wash and dry it. If the ironing
board cover is damaged, it must be
replaced before using the steam ironing system again.
 When removing the ironing board
cover, always ensure the steam ironing system is switched off and the
plug is removed from the wall
socket.
Wait until the ironing board has
cooled down.
➨
 To avoid damaging the surface, do
not use the following for cleaning:
 Pull the fastener of the ironing board
cover out of the cavity at the tapered
end of the ironing board.
 Undo the fastener on the ironing
board cover by pushing the small
toothed wheel at the centre of the
fastener outwards.
 Remove the cover in the direction of
the tower.
The felt pad remains on the ironing table.
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Cleaning and care
 Wash and dry the ironing board cover
according to the care label or replace
the cover if it is damaged.
Never use the steam ironing system
without the ironing board cover in
place!
 Put the dry or new cover onto the
ironing board from the tower end first
and draw it down towards the
tapered end of the ironing board.
 Use the cord to pull the cover taut.
Ensure the cover is secure.
 Secure the ironing board cover in position by pushing the small toothed
wheel on the fastener to the middle.
 Push the fastener back into the cavity
at the tip of the ironing board.
Cleaning the water filter
The water filter prevents foreign objects in the water from entering the
steam ironing system and causing
damage.
The water filter can be cleaned if it is
dirty or clogged. You will notice if the
water filter is dirty since this will cause
more frequent pumping noises from the
water feed pump.
Disconnect the power supply
 Switch off at the wall socket and
withdraw the plug before cleaning the
water filter.
Removing the water container
 Hold the water container by its
handle.
 Pull the handle downwards.
The water container is released from the
retainer.
 Pull the water container upwards and
out.
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Cleaning and care
Removing the water filter cover
Removing the sealing ring
 Use a cross-head screwdriver to remove the screw of the water filter
cover.
 Use the hook on the water filter cover
to pull the sealing ring up and out of
the right-hand socket.
 Pull the water filter cover upwards.
Please note that the top of sealing ring
looks different to the bottom of it. The
top has a smooth surface all round
and the bottom has a narrow ridge
around it. After cleaning the water filter
make sure that the seal is replaced
with the ridge facing downwards.
The water filter must be taken out of
the right hand socket for cleaning.
There is a hook and a round tool at the
sides of the water filter cover. Use
these to remove the sealing ring from
the socket and pull out the water filter.
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Cleaning and care
Pull out water filter
Cleaning the water filter
 Push the round tool on the water filter
cover onto the water filter from
above.
 Detach the water filter from the round
tool.
The round tool will click into the water
filter.
 Pull the water filter out of the socket.
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 Clean the water filter thoroughly under running water.
Cleaning and care
Inserting the water filter
 Position the water filter with the small
seal facing downwards.
 Press the water filter fully into the
right-hand socket.
 Then replace the seal in the righthand socket. The side with the ridge
must face downwards.
 Use a cross-head screwdriver to
tighten the screw.
Inserting the water container
 Replace the water container in the retainer in the tower.
The steam ironing system is now ready
for operation again.
 Then replace the water filter cover
over both sockets.
If the water filter is not inserted, the
steam ironing system will not work.
The water filter must be replaced if it
is worn or damaged. Replacement
filters are available from your Miele
retailer or from the Miele Spare Parts
Department.
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Optional accessories
Miele appliances are designed to
achieve the best possible results and to
provide uncompromising satisfaction
for as long as possible. To achieve this,
all factors must interact perfectly with
one another. Therefore Miele offers a
comprehensive range of accessories
that harmonise with Miele appliances
for optimum performance.
The following items are just a few examples from our broad range of
products, available to order from the
Miele online shop (www.mieleshop.com), Miele Spare Parts Department or your local Miele retailer.
Accessories
Non-stick soleplate
With the non-stick soleplate you can
iron appliqués, prints, flocking etc.
There is no need to turn the garment inside out. This soleplate also reduces or
eliminates the formation of shiny
patches on dark textiles.
The non-stick soleplate can be used
with all Miele steam ironing system
irons.
Ironing board cover
Miele ironing board covers are very durable and highly absorbent. The separate
needle felt underlay is steam-permeable
and pleasantly cushioned.
The Miele ironing board covers can be
used for any Miele steam ironing system.
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Standard ironing board cover
The standard ironing board cover is
made of 100 % cotton, and can be
washed if necessary at 40 °C.
Colour: mottled grey
Premium ironing board cover
The premium ironing board cover is
very heat-resistant and durable. It consists of 100 % cotton and can be
washed as necessary at 40 °C.
Colour: anthracite
Steamer
The steamer makes ironing hanging textiles easier, e.g. dresses and jackets. It
comes with a removable brush attachment for lifting the fibres.
The steamer can be used with any
Miele steam ironing system.
Optional accessories
Care products
The Miele care product range has been
developed specially to clean your appliance thoroughly and gently.
Descaling tablets for the steam ironing system
Miele descaling tablets guarantee the
best cleaning result when descaling
your Miele steam ironing system.
One tablet is required for each descaling process.
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Problem solving guide
Most faults can be resolved by yourself. 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 fault, and to correct it. Please note:
 Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably
qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations. Unauthorised or incorrect repairs can cause considerable danger to
users.
Some of the messages in the display are more than one line long. Touch the  or
 button to read them in full.
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Problem solving guide
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and remedy
The steam ironing sys- The steam ironing system does not have any power.
tem cannot be switched  Check that
on.
– the plug is inserted into the wall socket and that
the socket is switched on.
– the fuse in your fuse panel has not tripped.
After an interruption to
the power supply, the
steam ironing system
does not work any
more.
The steam ironing system is switched off
 Use the  button on the control panel to switch
the steam ironing system on.
If a power cut occurred during the automatic rinse,
the cycle will be repeated when the steam ironing
system is switched on again.
If the power cut occurred during descaling, the process will be resumed from the stage at which it was
interrupted when the appliance is switched on again.
The height of the ironThe ironing board is not locked into place on both
ing board cannot be ad- sides of the tower.
justed.
 Use both hands to pull the ironing board up and
into the horizontal position until the locking mechanism audibly clicks into place on both sides of
the tower (see "Assembly").
The steam ironing system cannot be dismantled.
The steam ironing system is not in its lowest working
position.
 Adjust the steam ironing system to its lowest
working height (see "Dismantling").
The residual water drawer is not inserted completely
and is not locked in place.
 Push the residual water drawer back into the tower
until it locks into place.
 Then adjust the steam ironing system to its lowest
working height (see "Dismantling").
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The ironing board cannot be set in the final
position during assembly or dismantling.
The ironing board became dislodged from the latching mechanism when the board was not in its lowest
position.
 The resting surface of the iron remains hot
after ironing.
Danger of burning!
Switch off at the wall socket and withdraw the
plug. Let the iron and the resting surface cool
down before removing the iron from the resting
surface, and proceed with the following steps.
 Press and hold the release button on the tower
().
 At the same time, turn one of the rotary dials on
the side of the tower as far as it will go in the direction of  and hold the dial in this position ().
 Push the tower down as far as possible ().
 Then let go of the rotary dial on the side and subsequently release the unlocking button on the
tower.
Now the ironing board can either be folded away or
brought into its working position.
 If the ironing board still will not lock into place,
contact Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The iron does not heat
up.
The steam ironing system is switched off.
 Use the  button on the control panel to switch
the steam ironing system on.
The steam hose is not plugged in properly.
 Plug the steam hose into the steam connection on
the tower again (see "Connection").
The iron has not been used for some time.
 Move the iron or activate the steam button .
The steam button  is locked.
 Unlock the button by pushing the slider on the iron
forward.
The temperature set on the temperature controller has
already been reached.
 Set the temperature controller to a higher temperature, if necessary.
The steam ironing system is rinsing.
 Wait until the rinsing process has been completed
(see "Automatic rinsing").
The display is indicating a malfunction.
 Rectify the indicated malfunction and proceed as
described in the following pages (see "Display
messages").
The steam ironing system is damaged.
 Contact Miele Service.
The ironing board is not Steam has not been used for a while.
heated.
 Press the steam button . This will activate the
ironing board's heating system.
The steamer is attached to the steam connection on
the tower.
 The ironing board does not heat up when the
steamer is connected.
The ironing board is not locked into place on both
sides of the tower.
 Ensure the ironing board locks into place on both
sides of the tower (see "Assembly")
The steam ironing system is damaged.
 Contact Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The temperature of the
iron is always high.
There is a fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
The ironing board cover There is a fault.
is damp.
 Remove the ironing board cover and allow it to
dry.
 Put the dry ironing board cover back on (see
"Cleaning or replacing the ironing board cover").
If the ironing board gets damp again, contact Miele
Service.
Water is leaking from
the steam ironing system at the height of the
water container when it
is being transported.
The frequent removal and replacement of the water
container may cause water droplets to collect in the
area under the water container.
 Use a cloth to dry the area underneath the water
container.
The fan on the ironing
board is not running.
Steam was not used.
 The fan only runs when the steam function on the
iron is activated.
The appliance is not yet ready to produce steam.
 Wait until the message  Ready for use is displayed to indicate that steam is ready.
The water container is empty or not inserted.
 Fill the water container with fresh tap water and insert it into the appliance.
The steamer is connected.
 The fan only runs when the iron is connected.
Connect the iron.
There is a fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
The steam function on
the iron or the steamer
is not working.
The steam ironing system is not connected to the wall
socket.
 Insert the plug into the socket correctly and switch
on.
 Use the  button on the control panel to switch
the steam ironing system on.
The iron or steamer is not connected.
 Attach the steam hose of the iron or the steamer to
the steam connection of the tower.
The water container is empty or not inserted.
 Fill the water container with fresh water.
 Insert the water container into the tower.
 Wait until the message  Ready for use is displayed.
The appliance is not yet ready to produce steam.
 Wait until the message  Ready for use is displayed.
The display is indicating a malfunction.
 Rectify the indicated malfunction and proceed as
described in the following pages (see "Display
messages").
If there is still no steam, contact Miele Service.
When using the steam
button  on the iron,
drops of water or white
deposits escape from
the steam jets.
The selected temperature level on the iron is too low.
 Set the temperature selector to at least  (see
"Selecting the ironing temperature").
The iron has not yet reached the selected temperature.
 Wait until the selected ironing temperature has
been reached (see "Selecting the ironing temperature").
During a longer ironing break, condensation has accumulated in the steam hose.
 After a break in ironing, do not direct the first burst
of steam onto the garment.
Deposits have formed in the soleplate.
 Rinse the soleplate (see "Descaling process").
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Problem solving guide
Display messages
Message
Cause and remedy

Drain valve closing
When the steam ironing system was switched on, the
steam generator drain was open. The drain is closed
automatically during this message.

Drain valve fault
The descaling or rinsing processes have not been not
carried out properly.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
 If the fault message continues to be displayed,
contact Miele Service.
Switch off/on

Memory fault
Switch off/on
There is a fault with the steam ironing system.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
The steam ironing system must now be reset.
 Complete the steps required when using for the
first time (see "Before using for the first time").
 If the fault message continues to be displayed,
contact Miele Service.

Unplug at mains
Electronic fault.
 Switch off at the wall socket and withdraw the
plug.
 Wait a while and then insert the plug back in the
socket and switch on.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system back on again.
The steam ironing system will try and rectify the fault
itself.
 If the fault message continues to be displayed,
switch off at at the wall socket and withdraw the
plug. Contact Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy

There is a fault with the steam system.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
Inlet fault, boiler
Switch off/on
After the cool-down phase, the steam ironing system
will carry out an additional rinse function and attempt
to correct the fault itself. The cool-down phase can
take up to 3 hours.
 Remove the residual water drawer if you are
prompted to do so by the appropriate message in
the display.
 Empty and dry the residual water drawer.
 Push the residual water drawer back in the tower
until it clicks into place.
There is a fault with the steam ironing system.
 If the fault message continues to be displayed,
contact Miele Service.

Pressure switch
fault. Switch off/on

Boiler fault, warm
Switch off/on
There is a fault with the steam system.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
 If the fault continues to be displayed, contact
Miele Service.
There is a fault with the steam ironing system.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
 If the fault continues to be displayed, contact
Miele Service.
The steam generator is soiled with water containing
too much limescale or salt.
 Start a descaling process (see "Starting the descaling process early"). To avoid this problem in
the future, the preset water hardness level can be
set one level higher (e.g., from Level 4 to Level 5,
see "Water hardness setting").
 If the fault continues to be displayed, contact
Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy

There is a fault with the steam ironing system.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
 If the fault continues to be displayed, contact
Miele Service.
Boiler fault, cold
Switch off/on

Release stm. button The iron has switched itself off because it has not
been used for a period of time and the steam button  has locked.
 Unlock the steam button  by pushing the slider
for continual steam on the iron forwards.

Drain valve fault
Switch off/on
The residual water drawer has not been detected.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
After switching the steam ironing system off and back
on, the residual water drawer has not been detected.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off.
 Clean and dry the metal discs (contacts) on the residual water drawer.
 Use the  button to switch the steam ironing system back on and follow the instructions shown in
the display:
 Remove the residual water drawer and fill it with
fresh tap water.
 Put the filled residual water drawer back in the
tower.
 Remove the residual water drawer again when you
are prompted to do so and the appropriate messages are shown in the display.
 Empty and dry the residual water drawer.
 Put the empty residual water drawer back in the
tower.
The steam ironing system is now ready for operation
and will continue to operate from the point reached
before the fault was registered.
There is a fault with the steam ironing system.
 If the fault message continues to be displayed,
contact Miele Service.
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Problem solving guide
Message
Cause and remedy
Fault codes:
There is an internal fault.
 Press the  button to switch the steam ironing
system off and then back on again.
F38: ELP/EW/LNG
F44
F45: LNG
F47
The steam ironing system will try and rectify the fault
itself.
If the fault message continues to be displayed, contact Miele Service.
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Service
Service
Guarantee: U.K.
In the case of a fault that you cannot
rectify yourself, contact
The appliance is guaranteed for 2 years
from the date of purchase.
– your Miele retailer
In the U.K. you must activate your cover
by calling 0330 160 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
or
– Miele Service.
The customer service telephone number can be found at the end of these
operating instructions. Please note
that telephone calls may be monitored
and recorded for training purposes.
When contacting Miele please quote
the model and serial number of your
appliance.
This information can be found on the
data plate which is located on the tower
behind the water container.
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Guarantee: Other countries
For information on the appliance guarantee specific to your country please
contact Miele. See end of this booklet
for contact details.
Electrical connection UK
Before you connect the steam ironing system, you must check the connection data (voltage and frequency)
on the data plate and compare it with
the data applicable to your local
power supply.
Compliance with this data is mandatory, otherwise there is a risk of damage to the steam ironing system.
If in doubt, consult a suitably qualified electrician.
You will find the necessary connection
data on the data plate, which is located
in the tower behind the water container.
The steam ironing system is supplied
with a cable and moulded plug ready
for use with an alternating current of
50-60 Hz, 220-240 V. Connect the
steam ironing system only to a properly
installed earthed socket compliant with
BS 7671 in the UK. All electrical work
must be carried out by a suitable qualified and competent person in accordance with current local and national
safety regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
Do not use a multi-socket unit or an
extension cable to connect the
steam ironing system to the power
supply.
Extension cables or multiple sockets
do not guarantee the required safety
of the steam ironing system (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Do not connect the steam ironing
system to an off-grid inverter. These
devices are used for autonomous
power supply, e.g. a solar power
system.
Power surges could cause a safety
shutdown. This could damage the
electronics.
Do not use the steam ironing system
with what are referred to as "energy
saving plugs".
These reduce the energy supply to
the appliance, which could generate
excessive heat.
The fuse must have a rating of at least
10 A (13 A in the UK). However, in order
to increase safety, we recommend protecting the appliance with a 30 mA residual current operated circuit-breaker
(RCD).
The appliance should be connected to
the power supply by a suitable
switched socket which must be easily
accessible.
If the power cable is defective, it must
only be replaced by a suitably qualified
electrician.
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Technical data
Dimensions, folded (H x W x D)
1280 x 470 x 370 mm
Assembled dimensions (H x W x D)
970 x 470 x 1480 mm
Weight
29 kg
Voltage
See data plate
Power consumption
See data plate
Fuse rating
≥ 10 A
Steam pressure for B 3312
Steam pressure for B 3826 and B 3847
3.5 bar
4.0 bar
Steam quantity
Capacity of water container
100 g/min
1.25 l
Length of mains connection cable
2.50 m
Length of steam hose
1.80 m
Height of ironing board
830-1020 mm
Length of ironing board
1200 mm
Width of ironing board
400 mm
Product safety standard
Test certificates
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in accordance with EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-3,
EN 60335-2-85
See data plate
United Kingdom
Miele Co. Ltd.
Fairacres, Marcham Road
Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1TW
Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0330 160 6600
E-mail: mielecare@miele.co.uk
Internet: www.miele.co.uk
Australia
Miele Australia Pty. Ltd.
ACN 005 635 398
ABN 96 005 635 398
1 Gilbert Park Drive
Knoxfield, VIC 3180
Tel: 1300 464 353
Internet: www.miele.com.au
China
Miele (Shanghai) Trading Ltd.
1-3 Floor, No. 82 Shi Men Yi Road
Jing' an District
200040 Shanghai, PRC
Tel: +86 21 6157 3500
Fax: +86 21 6157 3511
E-mail: info@miele.cn,
Internet: www.miele.cn
Miele (Hong Kong) Limited
41/F - 4101, Manhattan Place
23 Wang Tai Road
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2610 1025
Fax: (852) 3579 1404
Email:
customerservices@miele.com.hk
Website: www.miele.hk
India
Miele India Pvt. Ltd.
Ground Floor
Copia Corporate Suites
Plot No. 9, Jasola
New Delhi - 110025
Tel: 011-46 900 000
Fax: 011-46 900 001
E-mail: customercare@miele.in
Internet: www.miele.in
Ireland
Miele Ireland Ltd.
2024 Bianconi Avenue
Citywest Business Campus
Dublin 24
Tel: (01) 461 07 10
Fax: (01) 461 07 97
E-Mail: info@miele.ie
Internet: www.miele.ie
Malaysia
Miele Sdn Bhd
Suite 12-2, Level 12
Menara Sapura Kencana
Petroleum
Solaris Dutamas No. 1
Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6209-0288
Fax: +603-6205-3768
New Zealand
Miele New Zealand Limited
IRD 98 463 631
Level 2, 10 College Hill
Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 464 353
Internet: www.miele.co.nz
Singapore
Miele Pte. Ltd.
163 Penang Road
# 04 - 03 Winsland House II
Singapore 238463
Tel: +65 6735 1191
Fax: +65 6735 1161
E-Mail: info@miele.com.sg
Internet: www.miele.sg
South Africa
Miele (Pty) Ltd
63 Peter Place, Bryanston 2194
P.O. Box 69434, Bryanston 2021
Tel: (011) 875 9000
Fax: (011) 875 9035
E-mail: info@miele.co.za
Internet: www.miele.co.za
Taiwan
K.E. & Kingstone Co., Ltd.
6th Fl., No. 120, Sec. 2
Jianguo N. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: +886 2 2502-7256
FAX: +886 2 2502-3077
E-mail: kenk@kenk.com.tw
Website:
www.kenk.com.tw/ke/miele
Thailand
BHIRAJ TOWER at EmQuartier
43rd Floor Unit 4301-4303
689 Sukhumvit Road
North Klongton Sub-District
Vadhana District
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Miele Appliances Ltd.
Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 6-217
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11 47 82 - Dubai
Tel. +971 4 3044 999
Fax. +971 4 3418 852
800-MIELE (64353)
E-Mail: info@miele.ae
Website: www.miele.ae
Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
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