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Operating Instructions
Dishwasher
To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions before installation or use.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................ 5
Guide to the dishwasher..................................................................................... 14
Appliance overview ............................................................................................... 14
Control panel ......................................................................................................... 15
Caring for the environment ................................................................................ 16
Energy-saving dishwashing................................................................................... 16
Before using for the first time ............................................................................
Opening the door ..................................................................................................
Closing the door....................................................................................................
Before using the appliance for the first time, you require: ....................................
Rinse aid................................................................................................................
Adding rinse aid ...............................................................................................
Rinse aid indicator............................................................................................
Setting the rinse aid dosage.............................................................................
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Loading the dishwasher......................................................................................
Tips........................................................................................................................
Loading examples .................................................................................................
Upper basket.........................................................................................................
Adjusting the upper basket ..............................................................................
Lower basket .........................................................................................................
Cutlery ...................................................................................................................
Cutlery tray (depending on model) ...................................................................
Cutlery basket (depending on model) ..............................................................
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Operation..............................................................................................................
Detergent...............................................................................................................
Turning on..............................................................................................................
Selecting a program ..............................................................................................
Starting a program ................................................................................................
Time display ..........................................................................................................
Energy management .............................................................................................
At the end of the program .....................................................................................
Turning off..............................................................................................................
Unloading the dishwasher.....................................................................................
Interrupting a program...........................................................................................
Changing a program..............................................................................................
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Options ................................................................................................................. 39
Short ................................................................................................................ 39
Turning off the refill indicator ................................................................................. 40
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Delay Start.............................................................................................................
Buzzer tones..........................................................................................................
Optimize Standby..................................................................................................
Factory default settings .........................................................................................
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Program overview ............................................................................................... 46
Cleaning and care ...............................................................................................
Cleaning the wash cabinet ....................................................................................
Cleaning the door and the door seal.....................................................................
Cleaning the control panel ....................................................................................
Cleaning the door front .........................................................................................
Filter system ..........................................................................................................
Cleaning the spray arms........................................................................................
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Frequently Asked Questions ..............................................................................
Technical problems ...............................................................................................
Water intake fault...................................................................................................
Water drainage fault ..............................................................................................
General problems ..................................................................................................
Noises....................................................................................................................
Poor cleaning results .............................................................................................
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Frequently asked questions ............................................................................... 62
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve..................................................... 62
Customer service ................................................................................................ 63
Repairs .................................................................................................................. 63
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 63
Optional accessories .......................................................................................... 64
Installation Instructions ......................................................................................... 67
Electrical connection .......................................................................................... 68
Water connection ................................................................................................ 70
Water intake .......................................................................................................... 70
Drainage ................................................................................................................ 71
Sound emission testing ...................................................................................... 72
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This dishwasher 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 dishwasher,
please read the installation plan and the operating instructions
carefully before it is installed and used for the first time. Both contain important information on its installation, safety, use and maintenance.
Keep the installation plan and the operating instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any future owner.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance
with this information.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Correct use
 This dishwasher is intended for use in domestic households and
similar residential environments.
 This dishwasher is not suitable for outdoor use.
 It must only be used as specified in these operating instructions
for cleaning domestic dishes and cutlery. Any other usage is not
supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous.
 This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety with children
 Children must be kept away from the appliance unless they are
constantly supervised.
 Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance. Keep small children away from the appliance at all
times to avoid the risk of injury. There is the risk that children may
lock themselves in the dishwasher.
 If the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model) is
active keep young children away from the area in which the door
opens. Danger of injury in the unlikely event of a fault with the opening mechanism.
 Danger of suffocation! Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags,
etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children.
 Keep children away from detergents. Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the mouth, nose and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Keep children away from the dishwasher when the door is
open. There could still be detergent residues in the cabinet. Seek
medical attention immediately if your child has swallowed or inhaled
detergent.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Technical safety
 Installation, repair, and maintenance work should only be performed by a Miele-authorized service technician. Work by unqualified persons could be dangerous and may void the warranty.
 Before installation, check the dishwasher for visible signs of damage. Under no circumstances should you use a damaged dishwasher. A damaged dishwasher could be dangerous.
 The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it and an effective grounding
system. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
present and regularly tested and, where there is any doubt, the electrical system in the house should be checked by a qualified electrician.
Miele cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
grounding system (e.g. electric shock).
 Reliable and safe operation of this dishwasher can only be assured if it has been connected to the electrical supply.
 The dishwasher must only be plugged into the electricity supply
via a suitable switched socket using a 3-pin plug with a grounding
contact (it must not be hard-wired). The electrical socket must be
easily accessible after the dishwasher is installed so that it can be
disconnected from the electricity supply at any time.
 There must be no electrical sockets behind the dishwasher. There
is a danger of overheating and fire risk if the dishwasher is pushed
up against a plug.
 The dishwasher must not be installed under a cooktop. The high
radiant temperatures which are sometimes generated by a cooktop
could damage the dishwasher. For the same reason, it should not be
installed next to open fires or other appliances which give off heat,
such as heaters, etc.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 To avoid the risk of damage to the dishwasher, make sure that the
connection data on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage, and frequency) matches the electrical supply before connecting the dishwasher to the mains. Consult a qualified electrician if in any doubt.
 Do not connect the dishwasher to the electrical supply until it has
been fully installed and any adjustment has been made to the door
springs.
 The dishwasher may only be operated if the door opening mechanism is working correctly. Otherwise there could be a risk of danger
while the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model)
is active.
To check that the door opening mechanism is working correctly:
– The door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
– The door locking pins automatically retract when the door opens
at the end of the drying phase.
 Do not connect the appliance to the electrical supply by a multisocket adapter or an extension lead. These do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
 This appliance must not be installed and operated in a non-stationary location (e.g., on a ship).
 Do not install the dishwasher in a room where there is a risk of
frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the electronic
module may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
 To avoid any damage to the appliance, the dishwasher must only
be operated when it is connected to a fully vented plumbing system.
 The water pressure (flow pressure at the connection point) must
be between 7.25 - 145 psi.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 A damaged appliance could be dangerous. If the dishwasher gets
damaged, turn off the electrical supply and contact Miele.
 The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is
not repaired by a Miele-authorized service technician.
 Defective components should be replaced by Miele original parts
only. Only with these parts can the manufacturer guarantee the
safety of the appliance.
 During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance
must be disconnected from the electrical supply (turn it off and withdraw the plug from the socket).
 If the connection cable is damaged, it must be replaced with a
special cable of the same type (available from Miele) by a Miele-authorized service technician only.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Proper installation
 The dishwasher must be installed and connected in compliance
with the installation plan.
 Be careful when installing the dishwasher. Wear protective gloves to avoid injury on any sharp metal components.
 The dishwasher must be correctly aligned horizontally to ensure
problem-free operation.
 In order to ensure stability, built-under and integrated dishwashers
must only be installed under a continuous counter which is secured
to adjacent cabinetry.
 If you want to convert your freestanding dishwasher to a built-under ("U") model, you will need to order the appropriate conversion
kit. If you remove the existing toe-kick, you must replace it with a Umodel plinth. This is necessary to avoid the risk of injury caused by
protruding metal parts.
 The door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
The appliance may only be used with correctly adjusted door
springs.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Proper use
 Do not use solvents in the dishwasher. Danger of explosion!
 Do not inhale or ingest powder detergent. Dishwasher detergents
contain irritant or corrosive ingredients which can cause burning in
the nose, mouth, and throat if swallowed, or inhibit breathing. Seek
medical attention immediately if detergent has been swallowed or inhaled.
 Avoid leaving the door open unnecessarily as someone could trip
over it and be injured by it.
 Do not sit or lean on the opened door. This could cause the dishwasher to tip and be damaged, and you could get injured.
 Dishes can be very hot at the end of a program. Allow them to
cool until they are comfortable enough to handle before unloading.
 Only use detergent and rinse aid formulated for domestic dishwashers. Do not use dishwashing liquid.
 Do not use commercial or industrial detergents as these may
cause damage, and there is a risk of a severe explosive chemical reaction (such as an explosive oxyhydrogen gas reaction).
 Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir with powder or liquid detergent.
This will cause serious damage to the reservoir.
 Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dishwasher detergent will damage the water softener. Make sure you
have picked up the correct packet of dishwasher salt before filling
the salt reservoir!
 Only use special coarse grained dishwasher salt for reactivation.
Do not use other salts such as cooking salt, agricultural grade or
gritting salt. These may contain insoluble additives which can impair
the functioning of the water softener.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 In an appliance with a cutlery basket (depending on model), cutlery is cleaned and dried more efficiently if placed in the basket with
the handles downwards. However, to avoid the risk of injury, place
knives and forks with the handles upwards.
 Plastic items which cannot withstand being washed in hot water,
such as disposable plastic containers or plastic cutlery should not
be cleaned in the dishwasher. The high temperatures in the dishwasher may cause them to melt or lose shape.
 If you use the "FlexiTimer/Delay Start" option (depending on
model), make sure that the dispenser is dry before adding detergent.
Wipe dry if necessary. Detergent will clog if poured into a damp dispenser and may not be thoroughly dispersed.
 Please observe the information given in "Technical data" regarding
the capacity of the dishwasher.
Accessories
 Use only genuine original Miele parts. If spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers are used, the warranty may become
invalid.
Disposal of your old dishwasher
 Make the door lock inoperative so that children cannot accidentally shut themselves in. Remove or destroy the locking bracket of
the door lock, and make appropriate arrangements for the disposal
of the appliance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND PASS THEM ON TO ANY FUTURE USER
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Guide to the dishwasher
Appliance overview
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
f Lower spray arm
b Cutlery tray (depending on model)
g Filter system
c Upper basket
h Data plate
d Middle spray arm
i Rinse aid reservoir
e Air intake for drying (depending on
model)
j Dual compartment detergent dispenser
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Guide to the dishwasher
Control panel
a  (On/Off) Button
b Program selection
c Program selection button 
d Short button  with indicator light
e Delay Start button  with indicator
light
f Time display
g Check/Refill indicators
These operating instructions apply to several different dishwasher models with
different heights.
The specific dishwasher models are referred to as follows:
Standard = 31 11/16" (80.5 cm) high dishwashers (integrated)
and 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) high dishwashers (freestanding)
XXL = 33 1/4" (84.5 cm) high dishwashers (integrated)
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing material
The cardboard box and packing materials protect the appliance during shipping. They have been designed to be
biodegradable and recyclable.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
contain valuable materials. They also
contain certain substances, compounds
and components which were essential
for the proper functioning and safe use
of the equipment. Handling these materials improperly by disposing of them in
your household waste can be harmful to
your health and the environment. Therefore, please do not dispose of your old
appliance with regular household waste
and follow local regulations on proper
disposal.
Consult with local authorities, dealers or
Miele in order to dispose of and recycle
electrical and electronic appliances.
Miele assumes no responsibility for
deleting any personal data left on the
appliance being disposed. Please ensure that your old appliance is kept
away from children until removal. Observe safety requirements for appliances that may tip over or pose an entrapment hazard.
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Energy-saving dishwashing
This dishwasher is economical in the
use of water and electricity. For best results follow these tips:
– For most economical dishwashing,
make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher.
– Choose a program that best suits the
degree of soiling and the type of
dishes being washed.
– Select the Economy program (depending on model) for energy-saving
dishwashing. This program is the
most efficient in terms of its combined energy and water consumption
at cleaning normally soiled dishware.
– Follow the detergent manufacturer's
recommendations on detergent
dosage.
– When using powder or liquid deter1
gent, you can use /3 less detergent if
baskets are only half full.
– The dishwasher can be connected to
a hot water supply for further
economies. If the water is heated by
for example, solar panels, this would
be energy efficient.
However, if your water is heated by
electricity we would recommend connection to cold water.
You can find additional tips on energysaving dishwashing in "Miele's guide
to dishwashing".
Before using for the first time
Opening the door
Closing the door
 Push the baskets in.
 Then lift the door upwards and push
until it clicks into position.
 Danger of crushing injuries!
Do not put your hand inside the door
as it is closing.
 Pull the handle to open the door.
If the door is opened during operation,
all functions are automatically interrupted.
 Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door during operation
if absolutely necessary and exercise
extreme caution when doing so.
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Before using for the first time
Before using the appliance for
the first time, you require:
– Domestic dishwasher detergent
– Rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers
Every dishwasher is tested at the factory. There will be residual water in the
appliance from this test. It is not an indication that it has been used previously.
Rinse aid
Rinse aid is needed to prevent spotting
on dishes and glassware. The rinse aid
is filled in the reservoir and the set
amount will be automatically dosed.
 Filling the rinse aid reservoir with
detergent will damage the reservoir.
Only pour rinse aid formulated for
residential dishwashers into the
reservoir.
When using "Tab" detergents rinse
aid is not needed.
Adding rinse aid
 Press the button on the lid of the
rinse aid reservoir in the direction of
the arrow until the flap springs open.
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Before using for the first time
Rinse aid indicator
When the Rinse aid indicator lights up,
the rinse aid reservoir contains sufficient rinse aid for 2 - 3 programs only.
 Add rinse aid.
If you consistently use a "Tab" detergent, you can deactivate the refill indicators if you wish (see "Options - Refill
indicators").
 Add rinse aid only until it is visible in
the opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds approx.
3.7 oz. (110 ml).
 Close the flap firmly so that it clicks
into place. Otherwise water can enter
the rinse aid reservoir during a program.
 Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occurring during the next program.
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Before using for the first time
Setting the rinse aid dosage
You can adjust the rinse aid dosage for
best results.
The rinse aid dosage is set in stages
from 0 to 6. It is set to 3 at the factory.
This is the recommended setting.
The dosage can turn out to be higher
than the set value due to the automatic
adjustment of the Automatic program.
If spots appear on dishware and glassware:
 Increase the rinse aid dosage.
If clouding or smearing appears on
dishware and glassware:
 Decrease the rinse aid dosage.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the program selection button
, and, simultaneously switch the
dishwasher on using the  button.
Keep the program selection button 
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right program indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button 3 times.
The  indicator light will flash 3 times
at short intervals.
The set value will appear in the display
after .
The flashing sequence   will appear in
the display.
This indicates a factory default setting
of 3.
 Use the program selection button 
to select the setting required.
Each press of the button moves you
up a level.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Tips
Remove coarse food residues from the
dishes.
There is no need to rinse items under
running water!
 Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, grease, or paint in
the dishwasher. These will damage
the dishwasher.
Dishes can be loaded anywhere in the
baskets, but the following notes should
be observed:
– Do not place dishes or cutlery inside
other pieces. They will cover each
other.
– Make sure that small items cannot
fall through the holders in the baskets.
Small items, e.g., lids, should therefore be placed in the cutlery tray or
cutlery basket (depending on model).
Some foods may contain natural
dyes, e.g., carrots, tomatoes or
tomato sauce. Plastic items in the
dishwasher may discolor if large
quantities of these foodstuffs find
their way into the dishwasher on the
dishes. The stability of plastic items
is not affected by this discoloration.
Cleaning silver cutlery in the dishwasher may also cause plastic items
to discolor.
– Load the dishes so that water can
access all surfaces. This ensures that
they get properly cleaned.
– Make sure that all items are securely
positioned.
– Hollow items such as cups, glasses,
pans, etc. must be inverted in the
basket.
– Tall, narrow, hollow items, e.g.,
champagne glasses, should be
placed in the center of the basket to
ensure better water coverage.
– Concave items such as mugs or
bowls should be placed at an angle
so that the water can run off.
– The spray arms must not be blocked
by items which are too tall or hang
through the baskets. If in doubt, test
for free movement by manually rotating the spray arms.
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Items not recommended for dishwashing
– Wooden cutlery, cutting boards and
dishes or items with wooden parts
– Craft items, antiques, valuable vases,
and decorative glassware
– Plastic items which are not heat-resistant: the high temperatures in the
dishwasher may cause them to melt
or lose shape.
– Copper, brass, tin and aluminum
items may discolor or become matt.
– Colors painted over a glaze may fade
after a number of washes.
– Delicate glassware and glassware
containing lead crystal: clouding may
occur over time.
Please note:
Silverware previously cleaned with a
silver polish may still be damp or spotted at the end of a program, where water has not run off smoothly. It may
need to be rubbed dry with a soft cloth.
Silver which has been in contact with
foods containing sulphur can discolor.
These include egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, fish, and marinades.
 Aluminum components (e.g.,
range hood grease filters) must not
be cleaned with a commercial or industrial cleaning agent.
These may damage the material.
Tip: When purchasing new dishes and
cutlery, make sure they are dishwashersafe.
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Glass care
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing. If delicate glassware is washed in the dishwasher,
ensure that only very low temperatures are used (see program chart), or
a special glass-care program is used
(depending on model). This will reduce the risk of clouding.
– Purchase glassware which is dishwasher-safe (e.g., Riedel glassware).
– Use detergents with glass protective
additives.
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Loading examples
Loading for 10 standard place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery tray (depending on model)
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Loading for 16 standard place settings with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Cutlery tray (depending on model)
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Lower basket
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Loading for 10 standard place settings with cutlery basket
Upper basket
Lower basket
Cutlery basket
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Loading for 13 standard place settings with cutlery basket
Upper basket
Cutlery basket
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Lower basket
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Upper basket
 For safety reasons, do not operate the dishwasher without the upper
and lower baskets in place (except
when running the Tall items program,
if available).
Adjustable cup rack (depending on
model)
 Raise the rack to make room for tall
items.
Glasses can be arranged along the positioning rail of the cup rack to give
them some support during the program.
 Lower the cup rack and lean the
glasses against it, or double stack
smaller pieces.
 Use the upper basket for small, lightweight and delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc.
Shallow pans or casserole dishes can
also be placed in the upper basket.
 Long items such as soup ladles, mixing spoons, and long knives should
be placed lying down across the front
of the upper basket.
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Adjusting the upper basket
In order to gain more space for taller
items the upper basket can be adjusted
on three levels with 3/4" (2 cm) between
each level.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. Make sure, however, that the
basket can slide smoothly in and out of
the cabinet.
 Pull the upper basket out.
Dishwashers with cutlery basket
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
adjustment
Upper
Plate  in inches (cm)
Upper basket
Lower
basket
ADA Full-size
7 7/8"
(20)
9 7/16"
(24)
Middle 8 11/16" 10 1/4"
(22)
(26)
Lower 9 7/16"
11"
(24)
(28)
12 3/16"
(31)
13
3/4" (35*)
11 7/16"
(29)
10 5/8"
(27)
Dishwashers with cutlery tray
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
adjustment
Upper
To raise the upper basket:
 Lift the basket until it clicks into
place.
To lower the upper basket:
 Pull upwards on the levers at either
side of the upper basket.
 Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then push the levers securely back down into position.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
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Plate  in inches (cm)
Upper basket
Lower
basket
ADA Full-size
7 7/8"
(15)
7 1/2"
(19)
Middle 6 11/16" 8 1/4"
(17)
(21)
Lower 7 1/2" 9 1/16"
(19)
(23)
12 3/16"
(31)
13
3/4" (35*)
11 7/16"
(29)
10 5/8"
(27)
* When tilted, plates of up to 13 3/4" (35 cm)
can be accommodated (see "Lower basket").
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, a variety of plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
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Lower basket
MultiComfort area
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for washing cups, glasses, plates,
pots and pans.
Hinged spikes
The spikes at the front are used for
washing plates, soup bowls, platters,
dessert bowls, and saucers.
The spikes can be lowered to make
more room for large items, e.g. pots,
pans, and bowls.
 For larger and heavier items such as
plates, serving platters, saucepans,
bowls, etc.
Glasses, cups and small items such
as saucers can also be placed in the
lower basket. Do not place thin, delicate glassware in the lower basket.
 Press the yellow lever downwards ,
and then lower the spikes .
 Place large platters and dishes in the
center of the lower basket.
When tilted, plates up to 13 3/4" (35
cm) in diameter can be accommodated.
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Cutlery
Cutlery tray (depending on model)
 Arrange the cutlery in the tray as
shown.
To make unloading much easier, cutlery
should be grouped in zones, one for
knives, one for forks, one for spoons,
etc.
Spoon heads should be placed in contact with at least one of the serrated retainers on the base of the cutlery tray to
ensure that water runs off them freely.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big.
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 If spoon handles do not fit between
the holders, lay them the other way
round.
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Cutlery basket (depending on model)
The cutlery basket can be placed anywhere on the front rows of spikes in the
lower basket.
 Fit it onto the cutlery basket if required.
 To avoid the risk of injury, knives and
forks should be placed with the handles upwards in the basket. However,
cutlery placed handle down in the
basket will come out cleaner and
drier.
 Place small items of cutlery in the individual slots on three sides of the
cutlery basket.
Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket
Use the insert supplied for heavily
soiled items of cutlery. The insert separates the items so that they can be
more easily accessed by water.
 Insert cutlery with the handles facing
downwards.
 Distribute them evenly along the insert.
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Operation
Detergent
 Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers.
Refer to the manufacturer's packaging
as to whether Tab products are suitable
for the water hardness level in your
area.
Please note that the cleaning and drying results of Tab detergents can vary
greatly.
For optimum cleaning and drying results, use Miele dishwasher detergent
and add Miele salt and Miele rinse aid
separately. See "Optional accessories."
Detergent dosage
 Follow the dosage recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
 Unless directed otherwise, use one
detergent tab or add 1 1/4 - 2 tablespoons (20 - 30 ml) detergent to
compartment II, depending on the
level of soiling. With very heavy soiling you can also add a small amount
of detergent to compartment l.
 Tabs may not dissolve completely
when the Express program (if available) is used.
Use only the recommended amount
of detergent. Continued use of too
much detergent may cause machine
damage.
 Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the nose, mouth,
and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing.
Avoid inhaling or swallowing dishwasher detergent. Keep children
away from detergent. Keep detergent
out of the reach of children. Keep
children away from the dishwasher
when the door is open. There could
still be detergent residues in the
dishwasher. Only add detergent just
before starting the program and lock
the door with the child safety lock
(depending on model).
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Operation
Adding detergent
 Press the opening catch on the detergent dispenser. The flap will spring
open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
program.
 Add the required amount of detergent
and close the flap.
 Make sure that the detergent packaging is properly closed after use to
avoid it getting damp and becoming
lumpy.
Dispensing aid
Compartment I holds a maximum of 2
teaspoons (10 ml),
Compartment II holds a maximum of
3.5 tablespoons (50 ml) of detergent.
The marks in compartment II indicate
the levels of approximately 1 ¼ and 2
tablespoons (20 and 30 ml) respectively. The marks indicate the approximate fill level in ml when the door is
open in a horizontal position.
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Operation
Turning on
Selecting a program
 Turn on the water supply if it is turned
off.
Choose your program according to the
type of load and the degree of soiling.
 Open the door.
The different programs and their uses
are described in the Program Overview chapter.
 Make sure the spray arms are not obstructed.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The indicator light next to the program
selected will come on.
 Use the program selection button 
to select the program required.
The indicator light for the program selected will light up.
The program duration will appear in
hours and minutes in the display.
You can now select program options
(see "Options").
If any program options are selected, the
appropriate indicator lights will also
light up.
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Operation
Starting a program
Time display
 Start the program by closing the door
within four seconds of the last press
of a button.
The duration of the program selected
appears in hours and minutes in the
display before the program begins. During the program, the time left until the
end of the program is displayed.
The program will begin.
If you do not close the door within
four seconds, the indicator lights of
the selected program and the time
display will flash.
The program cannot be started until
you press the program selection button and close the door within four
seconds.
A program should only be canceled
in the first few minutes, if at all. Otherwise important program stages
could be omitted.
The program duration displayed may
vary with the same program. It is influenced by, among other things, the water temperature at each intake, the reactivation process, the softener assembly, the type of detergent, the amount
of dishes, and the amount of soiling.
When a program is selected for the first
time, the display will show the average
program duration for a cold water intake.
The times shown in the program overview refer to standard test loads and
temperatures.
Each time a program is run, the electronic module calculates the program
duration required depending on the
temperature of the water taken into the
dishwasher and the amount of dishes.
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Operation
Energy management
At the end of the program
To save energy, the dishwasher will
switch off automatically 10 minutes after the last time a button has been
pressed or 10 minutes after the end of
the program (see "Options, Optimize
Standby").
 A buzzer will sound at the end of the
program with the door closed.
 Press the  button to switch the
dishwasher back on.
The dishwasher will not turn off while
a program is running, during the delay
start period, or if there is a fault.
. will appear in the time display.
If the program indicator light is still
flashing, the program is not yet finished.
Close the door again so that the program can continue until it has finished.
The drying fan may continue to run for
a few minutes at the end of the program.
 You can now empty the dishwasher.
 To prevent the risk of steam
damage to the counter edging above
the dishwasher, it is advisable to
leave the door closed until you are
ready to unload the dishware. Alternatively you can open the door fully
until the dishware is cool enough to
unload. Do not leave the door only
partially open.
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Operation
Turning off
Unloading the dishwasher
At the end of a program:
Dishes tend to break and chip more
easily when they are hot. Allow the
dishes to cool until they are comfortable
enough to handle before unloading
them.
 Open the door.
 The dishwasher can be switched off
at any time using the  button.
Turning the dishwasher off during a program stops the program.
Turning the dishwasher off during the
delay start time will also stop the
process.
If the dishwasher is not going to be
used for a longer period of time, e.g.,
while on vacation, the water supply
should be closed.
The dishes will cool much faster if you
open the door when the program has
ended.
First unload the lower basket, then the
upper basket, and finally the cutlery tray
(depending on model).
This will prevent water drops from the
upper basket and cutlery tray from falling onto the dishes in the lower basket.
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Operation
Interrupting a program
The program will be interrupted as soon
as you open the door.
After four seconds, the indicator light of
the selected program and the time display will flash.
 Press the program selection button
and close the door within four seconds.
The program will continue from the
point at which it was interrupted.
 Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding!
Only open the door if absolutely necessary and exercise extreme caution
when doing so. Before closing the
door again, leave it ajar for approx.
20 seconds. This will enable the temperature in the wash cabinet to settle. After that, press the program selection button and close the door
within four seconds.
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Changing a program
If the detergent dispenser flap has already opened, do not change the
program.
If a program has already started and
you wish to change it, proceed as follows:
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
 Turn the dishwasher on again with the
 button.
 Select the desired program.
 Start the program by closing the door
within four seconds.
Options
Short 
The Short  option reduces the duration of programs in which this option is
available.
In order to achieve optimum cleaning
results, consumption rates are increased with this option.
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
 Select a program.
 Press the  button.
The  indicator light will light up.
 The program can now be started.
The option selected will remain active
for that particular program until the setting is changed.
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Options
Turning off the refill indicator
 Press the  button 9 times.
If you consistently use a Tab detergent,
you can deactivate the refill indicator if
you wish.
The  indicator light will flash 9 times
at short intervals.
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the program selection button
, and, simultaneously switch the
dishwasher on using the  button.
Keep the program selection button 
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right program indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.
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The flashing sequence in the time display will indicate whether the refill indicator is switched on or off.
–  : Refill indicator is turned on.
–  : Refill indicator is turned off.
 Press the program selection button 
to change the setting.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to add
dishwasher salt and rinse aid and to
turn the indicators back on.
Options
Delay Start
 Open the door.
You can set the start time for a program, e.g., to take advantage of night
time electricity rates. The start time can
be delayed between 30 minutes and 24
hours.
The delay period is shown in 30 minutes increments for a delay period between 30 minutes and 9 hours 30 minutes. It is shown in hours for periods
longer than this.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the 
button.
When using the Delay Start function,
make sure that the detergent compartment is dry before adding detergent. Wipe dry with a cloth if necessary. If the compartment is wet, powder detergent can become lumpy
and stick to the dispenser, with the
result that it is not fully dispensed.
Do not use liquid detergent when selecting Delay Start, as it can run into
the dishwasher before it is required.
 Select the desired program.
 Press the  button.
The last delay start time used will appear in the time display. The  indicator light will light up.
 Set the required delay start time using the  button.
If you keep the  button pressed, the
time will increase automatically up to
 hours. To get back to . hours,
press the  button twice.
 Close the door within four seconds.
If you do not close the door within
four seconds, the indicator light of
the selected program and the time
display will flash.
The program cannot be started until
you press the program selection button and close the door within four
seconds.
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Options
 Open the door if you need to check
how long the delay period has left to
run.
The time up until the program starts will
count down in the display in hours for
durations above 10 hours, and in minutes for durations below 10 hours.
When the set time is reached, the program selected will start automatically.
The time remaining will appear in the
time display and the  indicator light
will go out.
If you open the door during the delay
start time, you must then press the
program selection button and close
the door within four seconds in order
to continue the delay start time.
Starting a program before the delay
start time has elapsed:
A program can be started before the
delay start period has elapsed.
Proceed as follows:
 Open the door.
How the Delay Start time is shown in
the display:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
up to 59 minutes:
e.g., 30 minutes = .
 Turn the dishwasher on again with the
 button.
1 hour up to 9 hours 30 minutes:
e.g., 5 hours = .
 Select the program you want.
over 10 hours:
e.g., 15 hours = 
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 Start the program by closing the door
within four seconds.
Options
Buzzer tones
 Press the  button 4 times.
A sequence of audible tones will sound
at the end of the program or if there is a
fault.
The  indicator light will flash 4 times
at short intervals.
The buzzer at the end of a program and
the warning buzzer in the event of a
fault will sound 4 times at intervals with
a short pause between each set.
The flashing sequence in the time display shows whether the buzzers at the
end of the program are activated or deactivated.
–  : Buzzer tones activated
The buzzer tones are activated at the
factory.
You can deactivate the buzzer that
sounds at the end of a program if you
wish. The warning buzzer for faults cannot be deactivated.
 Press the program selection button 
to change the setting.
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
–  : Buzzer tones deactivated
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the program selection button
, and, simultaneously switch the
dishwasher on using the  button.
Keep the program selection button 
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right program indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.
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Options
Optimize Standby
 Press the  button 8 times.
"Optimize Standby" is activated by default.
The  indicator light will flash 8 times
at short intervals.
To save energy, the dishwasher will
switch off automatically a few minutes
after the last time a button has been
pressed or after the end of a program.
The flashing sequence in the display
shows whether or not Optimize Standby
is activated.
The dishwasher will not turn off while
a program is running, during the delay
start period, or if there is a fault.
–  : "Optimize Standby" deactivated
Optimize Standby can be switched off if
you prefer. If you do this the duration
before the dishwasher switches off automatically increases to 6 hours. Doing
this will increase energy consumption.
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the program selection button
, and, simultaneously switch the
dishwasher on using the  button.
Keep the program selection button 
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right program indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.
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–  : "Optimize Standby" activated
 Press the program selection button 
to change the setting.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
Options
Factory default settings
 Press the  button 19 times.
If you have altered any settings from the
factory default, you can reset them
back to the factory default settings as
follows:
The  indicator light will flash once at
a long interval and then 9 times at short
intervals.
 Open the door.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is turned on.
 Press the program selection button
, and, simultaneously switch the
dishwasher on using the  button.
Keep the program selection button 
pressed in for at least four seconds
until the lower right program indicator
light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.
The flashing sequence in the display indicates whether a setting has been
changed from its factory default.
–  : All settings are set to factory default settings
–  : At least one setting has been
changed
 To reset the dishwasher to the factory
default settings, press the program
selection button .
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Program overview
Program When to use
Program sequence
Prewash
Normal
1)
Program for regular use to completely wash a full load of normally
soiled dishware with the ability to
adjust energy and water consumption based on the soil load of the
dishware.
Main Interim
wash rinse
Final
rinse
°F/°C
°F/°C
As
120needed 140/
49-60
154/
68
X
X
154/
68
X
For heavily soiled dishware and normally soiled pots,pans and utensils
with dried on residue; use 20%
more detergent than recommended.
Express
"Quick program" for standard dishware soiling that has not dried on.
109/
43
X
113/
45
X
SaniWash To sanitize dishware, e.g. baby bottles, cutting boards and preparation
dishware.
156/
69
2X
158/
70
X
1)
To rinse dishes when a complete
program is not needed.
165/
74
X
Pots &
Pans
Rinse &
Hold
2X
Drying
X
This program is the most efficient in terms of its combined energy and water consumption
for cleaning normally soiled crockery.
This program is used for energy labeling purposes.
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Program overview
Consumption
Energy
2)
2)
Duration
2)
Water
Cold water
Hot water
50°F/10°C
kWh
1.06
1.11
1.50
Gallons/Litres
Cold water
Hot water
120°F/49°C
50°F/10°C
120°F/49°C
kWh
h:min
h:min
3.2/12.1
2:21
2:02
1.70
4.0/15.0
3:32
3:17
0.60
1.70
2.9/11.0
0:55
0:46
1.45
1.65
3.6/13.5
2:41
2:27
0.01
0.20
1.1/4.0
0:14
0:14
Values quoted are in accordance with 10 CFR 430 / C373-04. In practice there may be
variations to these figures due to variable conditions and data recorded by the sensors.
Durations shown will reflect your household conditions.
Selecting program options will also affect consumption levels and program durations (see
"Options").
The energy consumption with a hot water supply includes the energy used to heat the
water (exception: EnergySaver, if available).
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Cleaning and care
Check and clean your dishwasher
regularly. This will help avoid problems and faults.
 All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolor all surfaces.
Cleaning the wash cabinet
Generally, the wash cabinet is self
cleaning if the correct amount of detergent is used.
If, however, there are limescale or
grease deposits in the wash cabinet,
these can be removed with a special
cleaning agent (available from Miele).
Follow the instructions on the packaging.
If you mainly use low temperature programs (< 120°F/50 °C), there is a risk of
bacteria and unpleasant odors building
up in the wash cabinet. To prevent this
happening the dishwasher will automatically increase the temperature in the final rinse of the selected program after
several programs using low temperatures have been run.
 Clean the filters in the wash cabinet
regularly.
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Cleaning the door and the door
seal
Bacteria could build up on the door seal
and the sides of the dishwasher door as
these surfaces are outside the wash
cabinet and are not accessed and
cleaned by the spray arm jets.
 Wipe the door seals regularly with a
damp cloth to remove food deposits.
 Wipe off any food or drink residues
which may have dripped onto the
sides of the dishwasher door before
closing it.
Cleaning the control panel
 The control panel should only be
wiped with a damp cloth.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the door front
 If soiling remains longer, it may
happen that the surfaces can become discolored or changed.
Remove any soiling immediately.
 Clean the front with a solution of
warm water and a little dishwashing
liquid applied with a soft sponge.
Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft
cloth.
 Glass cleaners may be used to
clean the exterior. However do not
allow them to sit or "puddle", this
can cause damage to the surface.
Remove the cleaner promptly.
To better maintain your appliance
avoid the following:
– Cleaning products containing soda,
ammonia, acid, or chloride
– Descaling agents
– Abrasive cleaning products, such as
scouring powder, scouring liquid, or
pumice stones,
– Cleaners containing solvents
– Stainless steel cleaners
– Dishwasher cleaner
– Oven cleaners
– Glass cleaner
– Hard, abrasive brushes or sponges,
e.g., pot scourers, brushes or
sponges which have been previously
used with abrasive cleaning agents
– Eraser sponges
– Sharp metal scrapers
– Steel wool
– Steam cleaning appliances
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Cleaning and care
Filter system
Filter system
The filter system in the base of the
wash cabinet prevents food from being
redeposited on dishes. It also protects
the circulation pump from damage
caused by foreign objects.
 Turn the dishwasher off.
 This dishwasher must not be
used without all the filters in place!
Collection of coarse soil may cause the
filters to clog. The level of soiling and
time it takes before the filters need
cleaning will vary depending on use.
 Check the condition of the filters regularly and clean them if necessary.
 Turn the handle counter-clockwise to
release the filter system .
 Lift the filter system out of the dishwasher . Remove any coarse particles and rinse the filter well under
running water.
Use a nylon brush if necessary.
 Ensure that coarse soil does not
get into the circulation system and
cause a blockage.
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Cleaning and care
To clean the inside of the filter, the flap
must be opened:
 Replace the filter system so that it lies
flat in the base of the wash cabinet.
 Press catches  together in the direction of the arrows as shown, and
open the filter .
 Then turn the handle clockwise until
both arrows point towards each
other. This will lock the filter system in
place.
 Rinse all the filters under running water.
 Then close the flap so that the catch
engages.
 Take care when you are fitting
the filter system that it is secured in
position correctly.
Otherwise coarse soil could get into
the circulation system and cause a
blockage.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the spray arms
Particles of food can get stuck in the
spray arm jets and bearings. The spray
arms should therefore be inspected and
cleaned regularly (approx. every 4 - 6
months).
 Turn the dishwasher off.
Remove the spray arms as follows:
 Take out the cutlery tray (if your dishwasher is fitted with one).
 Push the top spray arm upwards to
engage the inner ratchet. Then unscrew the spray arm.
 Pull the lower spray arm firmly upwards to remove it.
 Push the middle spray arm upwards
 to engage the ratchet. Then unscrew the spray arm .
 Use a pointed object to push the food
particles that are stuck in the spray
arm jets into the spray arm.
 Remove the lower basket.
 Rinse the spray arms thoroughly under running water.
 Replace the spray arms and check
that they rotate freely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
With the help of the following guide, minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without
contacting Miele Service. This will save time and money.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a fault, and to correct it.
You should, however, note the following:
 Unauthorized or incorrect repairs could cause personal injury or damage to
the appliance.
Repair work to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current local and national
safety regulations. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorized
work.
Technical problems
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishwasher does
not start.
The door is not properly closed.
 Push the door firmly shut.
The dishwasher is not plugged in.
 Insert the plug.
The circuit breaker has tripped.
 Reset the fuse (see data plate for the correct fuse
rating).
The dishwasher is not switched on.
 Turn the dishwasher on with the  button.
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The circuit breaker has tripped.
 Reset the fuse (see data plate for the correct fuse
rating).
 If the circuit breaker trips again, contact Miele Service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The warning buzzer is
sounding.
All the program indicator lights flash when the
door is opened.
Fault code  appears
in the time display.
There may be a technical fault.
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
 Turn the dishwasher back on after a few seconds.
 Select the desired program.
 Close the door.
Fault :
The drain pump is still
running, even with the
door open.
The WaterProof System has reacted.
 Turn off the water supply.
 Contact Miele Service.
Fault :
A fault has occurred in the circulation pump.
 Turn the dishwasher off for at least 30 seconds
with the  button.
 Turn the dishwasher back on.
 Select the desired program.
 Close the door.
If the indicator lights flash again, there is a technical
fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
If the fault message appears again, there is a technical fault.
 Contact Miele Service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Water intake fault
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishwasher
The water supply is turned off.
stopped working shortly  Turn on the water supply all the way.
after the program
started.
The warning buzzer is
sounding.
The Intake/Drain indicator light is flashing on
and off.
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The warning buzzer is
sounding.
The Intake/Drain indicator light flashes.
Fault code  or  appears in the time display.
Before fixing the fault:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
There is a problem with the water intake.
 Turn on the water supply fully and start the program again.
 Clean the water intake filter (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 The water pressure at the intake is lower than 7.25
psi.
Contact a plumber.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Water drainage fault
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishwasher stops
during a program.
The warning buzzer is
sounding.
The Intake/Drain indicator light flashes.
Fault code  appears
in the time display.
Before fixing the fault:
 Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
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There is a problem with the water intake.
There might be water in the wash cabinet.
 Clean the filter system (see "Cleaning and care Filter system").
 Clean the drain pump (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 Clean the non-return valve (see "Frequently asked
questions").
 Remove any kink or loop in the drain hose.
Frequently Asked Questions
General problems
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The warning buzzer is
sounding.
The indicator light of
the selected program
and the time display
flash.
The dishwasher does
not start or the delay
start time stops running.
The safe mode of the dishwasher was activated.
The following takes place:
– If you do not close the door within four seconds of
the last press of a button at program start
– If the door is open for longer than four seconds
during a program or within the delay start time.
 Press the program selection button and close the
door within four seconds.
Detergent residue is left The dispenser was still damp when detergent was
in the dispenser at the
added.
end of a program.
 Make sure the dispenser is dry before adding detergent.
The dispenser cover
cannot be closed.
Detergent residue is blocking the latch.
 Remove the detergent residue.
The inside of the door
This is caused by the drying system and does not inand/or the interior walls dicate a fault. The moisture will dissipate after a
are wet after a program while.
has finished.
Water remains in the
Before fixing the fault:
wash cabinet at the end  Turn the dishwasher off with the  button.
of a program.
The filter system in the wash cabinet is clogged.
 Clean the filter system (see "Cleaning and care Filter system").
The drain pump or non-return valve is blocked.
 Clean the drain pump or the non-return valve (see
"Frequently asked questions").
The drain hose is kinked.
 Remove the kink.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Noises
Problem
Possible cause and solution
There is a knocking
noise in the wash cabinet.
A spray arm is hitting the dishes.
 Interrupt the program, and rearrange the items
which are obstructing the spray arm.
There is a rattling noise
in the wash cabinet.
Dishes is moving around in the wash cabinet.
 Interrupt the program and rearrange loose pieces.
A foreign object (e.g., a cherry pit) has become
lodged in the drain pump.
 Remove the foreign object from the drain pump
(see "Maintenance - Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve").
There is a knocking
noise from the water
pipe
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This may be caused by the installation or the diameter
of the water pipe.
 This has no influence on dishwasher function. If in
doubt, contact a suitably qualified plumber.
Frequently Asked Questions
Poor cleaning results
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The dishes are not
clean.
The dishes were not loaded correctly.
 See notes in "Loading the dishwasher".
The program was not powerful enough.
 Select a more intensive program (see "Program
overview").
Not enough detergent was dispensed.
 Use more detergent, or change your detergent.
Items are blocking the path of the spray arms.
 Rearrange the items so that the spray arms can rotate freely.
The filter system in the base of the wash cabinet is
not clean or is not correctly fitted.
This may cause the spray arm jets to get blocked.
 Clean and/or fit the filter system correctly.
 Clean the spray arm jets if necessary (see "Cleaning and care - Cleaning the spray arms").
The non-return valve is open and blocked. Dirty water
has flowed back into the wash cabinet.
 Clean the drain pump and the non-return valve
(see "Frequently asked questions").
Smearing appears on
The rinse aid dosage is set too high.
glassware and cutlery.
 Decrease the dosage (see "Before using for the
There is a bluish sheen
first time - Rinse aid").
on the surface of glassware; film can be wiped
off.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
Dishes is not dry or cut- The rinse aid dosage is set too low or the rinse aid
lery and glasses are
reservoir is empty.
spotty.
 Replenish the reservoir, increase the dosage, or
change the brand of rinse aid (see "Before using
for the first time - Rinse aid").
Dishes was taken out of the cabinet too soon.
 Leave it in for longer (see "Operation").
Combination tabs have been used which have impaired drying performance.
 Change your detergent, or replenish the rinse aid
(see "Before using for the first time - Rinse aid").
Glasses have a brownish-blue discoloration;
the deposit cannot be
wiped off.
Detergent deposits.
 Switch to another detergent.
Glasses are dull and
discolored; the deposit
cannot be wiped off.
The glassware is not dishwasher-safe. The surfaces
are affected.
 There is no remedy.
Purchase glassware which is dishwasher-safe.
Tea or lipstick stains
have not been completely removed.
The wash temperature of the selected program was
too low.
 Select a program with a higher wash temperature.
The bleaching effect of the detergent is too low.
 Switch to another detergent.
Plastic parts are discol- Natural dyes, e.g., from carrots, tomatoes, or ketchup
ored.
may be the cause. The amount of detergent used or
its bleaching effect was not sufficient to deal with natural dyes.
 Use more detergent (see "Operation - Detergent").
Discoloration is irreversible.
White residue is visible The rinse aid dosage is too low.
on dishes and cutlery,
 Increase the dosage (see "Before using for the first
clouding occurs on
time - Rinse aid").
glassware; this film can An unsuitable Tab detergent has been used.
be wiped off.
 Change your detergent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
There are rust stains on The affected items are not corrosion resistant.
the cutlery.
 There is no remedy.
Purchase cutlery which is dishwasher-safe.
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Frequently asked questions
Cleaning the drain pump and
non-return valve
If the water has not been pumped away
at the end of a program, the drain pump
or the non-return valve might be
blocked. They are, however, easy to
clean.
 Disconnect the dishwasher from the
electrical supply. Turn off the dishwasher and withdraw the plug.
 Take the filter system out of the wash
cabinet (see "Cleaning and care,
Cleaning the filters").
 Scoop the water out of the wash cabinet using a suitable container or
utensil.
The drain pump is located underneath
the non-return valve (see arrow).
 Remove all foreign objects from the
drain pump (glass or bone splinters).
Before returning the non-return
valve, check that the drain pump is
not blocked. Spin the impeller several
times in both directions to check for
obstructions.
 Carefully reinsert the non-return valve
and secure it with the locking clamp.
 Make sure the locking clamp
clicks into place!
 Be careful not to damage any
 Press the catch for the non-return
valve inwards .
 Tilt the non-return valve inwards until
it is released .
 Rinse it thoroughly under running water and remove any dirt from the nonreturn valve.
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delicate components when cleaning
the drain pump and the non-return
valve.
Customer service
Repairs
Warranty
For problems that you cannot resolve
on your own, please contact:
For more information, please refer to the
included warranty.
– your Miele dealer or
MieleCare (USA only)
– Miele Service
The telephone number for Miele is
listed at the back of these instructions.
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact the
Miele Service Department at the phone
number on the back of this booklet.
MieleCare, our Extended Service Contract program, gives you the assurance
of knowing that your appliance investment is covered by 5 years of worry free
ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly approved in writing by Miele’s Service department, Extended Service Contracts
offered by other providers for Miele
products will not be recognized by
Miele. Our goal is to prevent unauthorized (and untrained) service personnel
from working on your Miele products,
possibly doing further damage to them,
you and/or your home.
To learn more about MieleCare Extended Service Contracts, please contact your appliance dealer or visit us
online at:
http://www.mieleusa.com
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Optional accessories
Dishwasher detergent and rinse aid, as
well as cleaning and care products, are
available as optional accessories.
All the products are designed for use
with Miele dishwashers.
These and many other useful products
can be ordered via the Miele website or
from Miele (see end of this manual for
contact details).
Dishwasher detergent, rinse
aid, and salt
When you decided to buy a Miele dishwasher, you chose excellent quality and
performance. However, ensuring that
your dishwasher always delivers the
best possible results will also depend
on your choice of dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, and dishwasher salt, as
cleaning results can vary depending on
the brand used.
With Miele products, you can be sure of
optimum results as these products have
been specially designed for Miele dishwashers.
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Detergent tabs
– Sparkling results even with stubborn
food deposits
– Combination product with other components such as rinse aid, salt, and
glass protection additives
– Phosphate-free - safe for the environment
– Water-soluble wrapping - no need to
unwrap
Rinse aid
– For gleaming glasses
– Helps dishes to dry
– With glass protection against corrosion
– Specially designed cap for precise,
easy dispensing
Optional accessories
Dishwasher care products
Miele cleaning and care products provide optimum care for your dishwasher.
Dishwasher cleaner
– Cleans the dishwasher effectively
and thoroughly
– Removes grease, bacteria, and unpleasant odors
– Ensures excellent dishwashing results
Dishwasher descaler
– Removes heavy lime scale deposits
– Mild and gentle with natural citric
acid
Dishwasher conditioner
– Removes odors, lime scale, and light
deposits
– Maintains the elasticity and leak
tightness of the seals
Dishwasher freshener
– Neutralizes unpleasant odors
– Fresh, pleasant lime and green tea
scent
– Easy to attach to the dishwasher
basket
– Very economical, lasts for 60 wash
cycles
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Installation Instructions
Please refer to the Installation Diagram supplied with these instructions.
To comply with IEC sound testing protocols, please contact Miele for additional
instructions.
Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most
current product specification, technical & warranty information.
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Electrical connection
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
Check that the voltage, frequency
and fuse rating shown on the data
plate match the household mains
supply.
The power outlet must be accessible
after installation. Do not use an extension cord to connect the dishwasher to the mains. Danger of overheating! See data plate on the right
side of the door.
A damaged power cord must only be
replaced with a genuine Miele cord
by a Miele service technician.
Grounding instructions
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of
least resistance for the electrical current. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having an equipment grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
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Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result
in electric shock.
Do not modify the plug provided with
the appliance; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
If there is any question concerning
the proper electrical connection or
grounding of this appliance to the
powersupply, please consult a licensed electrician or call Miele’s
Technical Service Department:
USA: 1-800-999-1360
CDN: 1-800-565-6435
Specifications
The dishwasher comes equipped with a
4 ft (1.2 m) powercord (measured from
the rear of the dishwasher) with a
molded plug for connection to 120 V,
60 Hz, 15 A grounded receptacle.
Electrical connection
Hardwired electrical connection
It is possible to hardwire this appliance
to an existing power cable.
CAUTION: Before servicing, disconnect the power supply by either removing the fuse, shutting off the
power main or manually "tripping"
the circuit breaker.
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all applicable codes and standards. Repairs and service by unqualified persons could be dangerous and the
manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply, make sure that the
voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This
data must correspond to prevent
machine damage. Consult an electrician if in doubt.
Prior to making a hardwire connection to the terminal, remove the powercord. Otherwise there will be a risk
of electric shock from the attached
plug.
An existing flexible supply cord or cable
shall have a minimum thickness of
AWG 14.
120 V, 60 Hz, 15 A fuse rating
Black wire (live): connect to L
White wire (neutral): connect to N
Green wire (ground): connect to 
After attaching the permanent power
supply cord, check that all screws on
the terminal block and the strain relief are tightened.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED.
This appliance must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the
appliance.
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Water connection
Water intake
 Water in the dishwasher must
not be used as drinking water.
– The dishwasher may be connected to
a cold or hot water supply up to a
maximum of 140°F/60°C.
For reduced energy consumption, we
recommend a cold water connection.
We recommend connection to a hot
water supply only if it is economical,
e. g. a solar-powered supply with recirculation line. When connected to a
hot water supply, all program phases
which would otherwise be carried out
with cold water will be carried out
with hot water
– The inlet hose is approx. 5 ft long. A
5 ft long flexible metal hose (pressure
tested to 2030 psi) is available as an
optional accessory if required.
– A faucet with a 3/8" male thread
must be provided on site.
– This appliance is constructed to
comply with ANSI/ASSE 1001 // IEC/
EN/DIN 61770 // VDE 0700 Part 600,
and may be connected to a suitable
supply without an extra non-return
valve if national regulations permit.
– The water pressure (flow pressure at
the connection point) must be between 7.25 - 145 psi. If the water
pressure is too high, a pressure relief
valve must be fitted.
After connecting the dishwasher to
the water supply, check that the water intake is airtight.
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 To avoid any damage to the appliance, the dishwasher must only be
operated when it is connected to a
fully vented plumbing system.
 The intake hose must not be
shortened or damaged in any way as
it contains electrical components
(see illustration).
Water connection
Drainage
 Make sure that there are no kinks
– The machine comes equipped with a
built-in non-return valve on the discharge side to prevent waste water
from flowing back into the dishwasher.
in the hose, and that it is not
squashed or stretched.
– Take the drain line of the dishwasher
and attach the drain line as high as
possible under the counter rim of the
kitchen sink before connecting the
end to the drain. The loop will serve
to prevent a backed up drain or large
volume of water in the sink from siphoning back into the dishwasher.
– The dishwasher is supplied with approx. 5' 11" (1.5 m) of flexible drain
hose with an internal diameter of
7/8" (22 mm).
After servicing the appliance, ensure
that the drain does not leak.
Venting the drain
If the on-site drain connection is situated lower than the guide path for the
bottom basket rollers in the open door,
the drain must be vented. Otherwise a
siphoning effect during a program can
cause the appliance to empty itself of
water.
 To vent: open the dishwasher door
fully.
– The drain hose can be extended using extensions and adapters. The
drainage length must not be longer
than 13' 1 1/2" (4 m) and the delivery
head must not exceed 3' 3 3/8" (1 m).
– If the hose is to be directly fitted to
the drainage outlet on site, use the
hose clip supplied (see installation diagram).
– The hose can be directed to the left
or the right of the appliance.
– The on-site connector for the drain
hose can be adapted to different
widths of hose. If the connector protrudes too far into the drain hose, it
will need to be shortened. Otherwise
the drain hose may become blocked.
 Pull the lower spray arm firmly upwards to remove it.
 Cut off the top of the vent valve in the
wash cabinet.
– The drain hose must not be shortened.
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Sound emission testing
Prerequisites for sound emission tests
Load the dishwasher with 16 standard place settings and use the Normal program.
Setup for sound emission tests
The dishwasher must be set up according to the following specifications.
 Install the dishwasher into an analyzing unit.
 Secure the front panel.
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Sound emission testing
 Push the provided fleece strips (depending on model) under the toe-kick until it
is flush with the appliance feet .
 Push the toe-kick into place in such a way that it is flush with the door front .
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Sound emission testing
 Remove the protective film from the provided insulating strip (depending on
model) .
 Push the insulating strip into the front top edge of the toe-kick .
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Please have the model and serial number
of your appliance available when
contacting Technical Service.
U.S.A.
Canada
Miele, Inc.
Importer
Miele Limited
National Headquarters
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800-843-7231
609-419-4298
Fax:
www.mieleusa.com
Technical Service & Support
Phone: 800-999-1360
888-586-8056
Fax:
TechnicalService@mieleusa.com
International Headquarters
Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29
33332 Gütersloh
Germany
Headquarters and Miele Centre
161 Four Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4K 4V8
www.miele.ca
Customer Care Centre
Phone: 800-565-6435
905-532-2272
customercare@miele.ca
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