Operating instructions for Washing machine Paramount - en - GB

 
Operating instructions
for Washing machine
Paramount

To avoid the risk of accidents or
                                               en - GB
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.                               M.-Nr. 06 937 010
Caring for our environment

Disposal of the packing                     Disposal of your old appliance
material                                    or machine
The transport and protective packing        Electrical and electronic appliances /
has been selected from materials which      machines often contain materials
are environmentally friendly for disposal   which, if handled or disposed of
and can normally be recycled.               incorrectly, could be potentially
                                            hazardous to human health and to the
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
                                            environment. They are, however,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
                                            essential for the correct functioning of
kept out of the reach of babies and
                                            your appliance or machine. Please do
young children. Danger of suffocation!
                                            not therefore dispose of your old
Rather than just throwing these             machine or appliance with your
materials away, please ensure they are      household waste.
offered for recycling.

                                            Please dispose of it at your local
                                            community waste collection / recycling
                                            centre and ensure that it presents no
                                            danger to children while being stored
                                            for disposal.
                                            It should be unplugged or disconnected
                                            from the mains electricity supply by a
                                            competent person. The plug must be
                                            rendered useless and the cable cut off
                                            directly behind it to prevent misuse.
                                            See the "Warning and Safety" section of
                                            this booklet for further details.

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Contents

Caring for our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of the packing material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disposal of your old appliance or machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Operating the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Washing environmentally and economically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
  Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
  Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Final spin speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   Rinse and interim spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin (No u) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Delay start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Changing the programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Contents

Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The correct detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water softeners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Washing with several components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fabric conditioners and liquid starch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
   Automatic dispensing of fabric conditioner or liquid starch to laundry
   at the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Colour run and dye removers / dyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
External casing and fascia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
   E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
   Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
   Cleaning the siphon and conditioner channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Descaling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The programme does not start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fault messages in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
An unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The drum door does not open when you press the Door button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet
and/or power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
   Blocked drain outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
   Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
   Appliance guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
   Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
   Transporting the machine to its installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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Contents

Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
   Washer-dryer stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
The Miele water protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connection to the water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Connection to the drainage system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Consumption data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
  Notes for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
   To access programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
   To select a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
   To alter a programmable function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
   To come out of programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Language F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Water plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Suds cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Temperature unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Keypad tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Standby display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Anti-crease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

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Warning and Safety instructions
                                                    This washing machine is not
    This washing machine conforms to                intended for use by persons
    current safety requirements.               (including children) with reduced
    Inappropriate use can, however,            physical, sensory or mental
    lead to personal injury and damage         capabilities, or lack of experience and
    to property.                               knowledge, unless they have been
                                               given supervision or instruction
    To avoid the risk of accidents and         concerning its use by a person
    damage to the washing machine,             responsible for their safety.
    please read these instructions
    carefully before using it for the first    Safety with children
    time. They contain important
    information on its installation, safety,        Keep children away from the
    use and maintenance.                            washing machine at all times. It is
    Keep these instructions in a safe          not a toy! To avoid the risk of injury do
    place and ensure that new users are        not allow children to play on or near it
    familiar with the content. Pass them       or to play with its controls. Supervise
    on to any future owner.                    children whilst you are using it.
                                                   Older children may only use the
Correct application                                washing machine if its operation
                                               has been clearly explained to them and
     Only use the washing machine to           they are able to use it safely,
     wash items which are specified by         recognising the dangers of misuse.
the manufacturer to be
machine-washable on the wash-care                  For machines with a 'porthole'
label, and textiles composed of                    door, remember that the porthole
hand-washable wool or wool blend               glass will be hot when washing at very
fabrics as well as satin, lace, silk and       high temperatures.
other hand-washable garments. Any              Do not let children touch it.
other applications may be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.

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Warning and Safety instructions

Technical safety                                 Unauthorised repairs could result
                                                 in unforeseen dangers for the user,
     Before setting up the washing
                                            for which Miele cannot accept liability.
     machine, check it for any externally
                                            Repairs should only be undertaken by a
visible damage.
                                            Miele approved service technician.
Do not install or use a damaged
                                            Ensure current is not supplied to the
washing machine.
                                            machine until after maintenance or
     Before connecting the washing          repair work has been carried out.
     machine, ensure that the
                                                 If the connection cable is faulty it
connection data on the data plate
                                                 must only be replaced by a Miele
(voltage and connected load) match
                                            approved service technician to protect
the mains electricity supply. If in any
                                            the user from danger.
doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
                                                In the event of a fault or for
     The electrical safety of this
                                                cleaning purposes, the washing
     washing machine can only be
                                            machine is only completely isolated
guaranteed when continuity is complete
                                            from the electricity supply when:
between it and an effective earthing
system which complies with current          – it is switched off at the wall socket
local and national safety regulations. It     and the plug is withdrawn, or
is most important that this basic safety
                                            – it is switched off at the mains, or
requirement is present and regularly
tested, and where there is any doubt        – the mains fuse is withdrawn, or the
the household wiring system should be         screw-out fuse is removed (in
inspected by a qualified electrician.         countries where this is applicable).
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
                                                This washing machine must only
for the consequences of an inadequate
                                                be connected to the on-site water
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
                                            supply using a new hose kit. Old hoses
    Do not connect the washing              must not be re-used.
    machine to the mains electricity
                                                 In countries where there are areas
supply by an extension lead. Extension
                                                 which may be subject to infestation
leads do not guarantee the required
                                            by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
                                            particular attention to keeping the
overheating).
                                            machine and its surroundings in a
      Faulty components must only be        clean condition at all times. Any
      replaced by genuine Miele original    damage which may be caused by
spare parts. Only when these parts are      cockroaches or other vermin will not be
fitted can the safety standards of the      covered by the machine guarantee.
machine be guaranteed.

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Warning and Safety instructions
     This washing machine may only be              Turn off the stopcock if the
     used in mobile installations such as          machine is to be left for any length
ships if a risk assessment of the             of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
installation has been carried out by a        is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
suitably qualified engineer.                  vicinity.
                                                   Flooding danger.
Correct use                                        If hooking the drain hose into a
     Do not install your washing              wash basin, check that the water can
     machine in rooms where                   drain off quickly enough to prevent the
temperatures below freezing may               sink from overflowing. Make sure the
occur. Frozen hoses may burst or split.       drain hose is secure, so that the force
The reliability of the electronic control     of the water flowing out of the hose
unit may be impaired at temperatures          does not dislodge it.
below freezing point.                              Take care to ensure that foreign
     Before using the washing machine              objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
     for the first time, check that the       paper clips) do not find their way into
transit bars at the rear of the machine       the machine with the laundry. These
have been removed (see section on             may damage components of the
"Installation"). During spinning, a transit   machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
bar which is still in place may result in     which in turn can result in damage to
damage to both the machine and                the laundry.
adjacent furniture or appliances.                  If the correct amount of detergent
                                                   is dispensed, the machine should
                                              not need to be descaled. If, however,
                                              you do wish to descale the machine
                                              only use proprietary non-corrosive
                                              descaling agents and strictly observe
                                              the instructions on the packaging. A
                                              special descaling agent is available to
                                              order from the Miele Spare Parts
                                              Department or via the internet on
                                              www.miele.co.uk.

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Warning and Safety instructions
     Textiles which have been                 Only remove laundry from the
     pre-treated in solvent based             washing machine once the drum
cleaning agents must be thoroughly        has stopped turning. Reaching into a
rinsed in clean water before being        moving drum is extremely dangerous
washed in the machine.                    and could result in injury.
     Never use solvent based cleaning
     agents, e.g. those containing        Accessories
benzene, in this machine, as this may           Accessory parts may only be fitted
result in damage to component parts             when expressly approved by
and create toxic fumes. Such agents       Miele. If other parts are used,
also pose a fire and explosion hazard.    guarantee, performance and product
     Never use solvent based cleaning     liability claims will be invalidated.
     agents, e.g. those containing
benzene, to clean the outside surfaces    Disposal of your old washing
of this machine. They can cause           machine
damage to plastic surfaces.
                                              Switch it off at the wall socket and
     Only use dyes specified by the           unplug it. Render the plug useless
     manufacturer as being suitable for   and cut off the cable directly behind the
use in a domestic washing machine.        machine to prevent misuse. This should
Always observe the manufacturer's         be done by a competent person.
instructions carefully.
                                           Miele cannot be held liable for
    Colour run and dye removers
    contain sulphur compounds which        damage caused by non-compliance
can cause damage such as corrosion.        with these Warning and Safety
Do not use these products in this          instructions.
machine.
     If liquid detergent comes into
     contact with the eyes, rinse them
thoroughly with lukewarm water imme-
diately. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately and retain the
packaging or label for reference. Those
with skin problems or sensitive skin
should avoid their skin coming into
contact with liquid detergent.

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Operating the machine

Control panel

a Start/Stop button                     f Spin speed button
  For starting the programme selected     For selecting the final spin speed or
  and cancelling a programme once it      Rinse hold or Without spin u.
  has started.
                                        g PC / Optical interface
b Extra option buttons                    This is used by service technicians
  Various extra options can be added      to run diagnostic checks on your
  to the washing programmes.              machine and can also be used to
                                          update programming data in the
c Display
                                          future.
  See the following page for more
  information.                          h Programme selector
                                          For selecting a programme. The
d Delay start button
                                          indicator light next to the selected
  For delaying the start time of a
                                          programme will come on. The
  programme.
                                          programme selector can be turned
e Temperature button                      clockwise or anti-clockwise.
  For selecting a temperature.
                                        i I-On/0-Off button
                                          For switching the machine on or off.
                                        j Door button
                                          Opens the machine door.

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Operating the machine
                                     Programme duration
                                     After the start of a programme, the
                                     estimated programme duration will
                                     appear in the display in hours and
                                     minutes.
                                     When delay start is being used, the
                                     programme duration will appear after
                                     the delay start time has elapsed.
                                     During the first 8 minutes the washing
                                     machine measures how much water is
                                     being absorbed by the laundry and
The following are selected via the   uses this to calculate the load. The
display:                             programme duration may be longer or
                                     shorter depending on this absorbency
– wash temperature                   rate.
– spin speed
                                     Delay start
– delay start
                                     The delay start time selected will
– cancellation of a programme        appear in the display.
– safety lock                        After the Start/Stop button has been
– programmable functions             pressed, the delay start time will start
                                     counting down. If the delay start time is
The display also shows:              more than 10 hours, it will count down
– the programme duration             by the hour. If it is less than 9 hours and
                                     59 minutes it will count down minute by
– the programme sequence             minute.
                                     Once the delay start time has elapsed,
                                     the programme begins and the
                                     estimated programme duration shows
                                     in the display.

                                     Programmable functions
                                     The programmable functions can be
                                     used to tailor washing programmes to
                                     suit your individual requirements. In
                                     programming mode, the display will
                                     show the function selected.

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Before using for the first time

 Before using the machine for the first     F   deutsch
 time ensure that it is correctly
 installed and connected. See               ^ If the language shown is not the one
 "Installation and connection". Also          you want, select the language you do
 check that the drain filter is securely      want by turning the programme
 tightened to prevent the risk of water       selector. Confirm your selection by
 leaks during use.                            pressing the Start/Stop button.

For safety reasons, spinning is not         Reminder to remove transit bars
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To    To avoid the risk of damage, the
activate the spinning function you must      transit bars must be removed before
run a wash programme without laundry         the machine is used for the first time.
and without detergent.                       See "Installation and connection" for
                                             instructions on how to do this.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.                 ^ After removing the transit bars (if this
This also activates the ball valve. The       has not already been done by your
ball valve prevents detergent escaping        fitter), press the Start/Stop button.
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making        Running your first programme
maximum use of the detergent.               Run a Cottons 60°C programme without
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.           any laundry and without detergent.

If the washing machine is being             ^ Open the stopcock.
switched on for the first time, the         ^ Press the Start/Stop button.
welcome screen will appear.
                                            ^ At the end of the programme switch
 The welcome screen will appear in            the machine off.
 the display every time the machine is      The machine is now ready for use.
 switched on until a programme
 lasting longer than 1 hour has been
 completed.

Setting the language
You will be asked to select the
language you require for the display. It
is possible to change the language at
any time via the programmable
functions.

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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption               Detergent
– Water consumption and energy             – Do not exceed the amounts of
  usage are determined by the size of        detergent recommended by the
  the load.                                  manufacturer on the packaging.
  To make the most out of your
                                           – Adjust the dosage to the degree of
  machine, load the maximum dry load
                                             soiling of the laundry.
  for the programme you are using.
                                           – Reduce the amount of detergent with
– Use the Automatic and Express
                                             smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
  programmes for small loads.
                                             the amount recommended can be
– When smaller amounts of laundry are        used when washing a half load).
  washed using the Cottons
  programme, the automatic load            Choosing the correct extra option
  recognition system will reduce the       (Short and Pre-wash)
  amount of water, time and energy
                                           Select:
  used. This may mean that the time
  left shown in the display is adjusted    – A wash programme together with the
  during the course of the wash              Short extra option for light to normal
  programme.                                 soiling where there are no obvious
                                             marks.
– Using the Cottons 60°C programme,
  instead of the Cottons 95°C              – A wash programme without any extra
  programme will give energy savings         options for normal to heavy soiling
  of between 35% and 45%. This is            with visible staining.
  sufficient for most levels of soiling.
                                           – The Pre-wash extra option for laundry
                                             with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust,
                                             sand).

                                           When drying with a tumble dryer
                                           – Selecting the highest possible spin
                                             speed for the wash programme will
                                             save energy when drying in a tumble
                                             dryer afterwards.

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How to wash correctly

Brief instructions
The headings numbered A, B, C, . . .
                                               ,If you use a solvent-based clean-
                                               ing agent (e.g. one containing ben-
show the operating sequence and can
                                               zene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure
be used as brief instructions.
                                               that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons)
A Sort the laundry                             are protected, and that the cleaning
                                               agent is rinsed off before washing the
                                               garment in the machine.

                                               ,Do not use solvent-based
                                               cleaning agents in this machine.

                                             ^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
                                               care label. Most garments have a
                                               textile care label in the collar or side
                                               seam.
                                             Dark textiles often contain excess dye
                                             and should be washed separately
^ Empty all pockets.                         several times before being included in
                                             a mixed load. Always wash whites and
 ,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,               coloureds separately.
 coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause
                                             – Curtains: Remove lead weights first
 damage to garments and
                                               or place in a laundry bag.
 components in the machine.
                                             – Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
^ Badly soiled areas, stains etc. should       Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
  be cleaned as soon as possible,              stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
  preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages     sewn in.
  should be carefully dabbed off using       – Knitted garments, trousers and
  a soft colourfast cloth. Do not rub!         jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts: Turn
                                               inside out, if recommended by the
Badly soiled areas can be pre-treated          manufacturer.
with liquid detergent, stain removers
etc. first, following the manufacturer's     – Close any zips, fasten hooks and
instructions. With particularly stubborn       eyes etc before washing.
stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.      – Fasten duvet covers etc. to prevent
                                               small items from being rolled up
                                               inside them.
                                             Do not wash any items in this machine
                                             which are specified by the
                                             manufacturer as not washable on the
                                             care label. (h symbol)
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How to wash correctly
B Switch on the washing machine           D Select a programme
C Load the drum
^ Press the Door button to open the
  drum door.
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
  in the drum. Mixing both large and
  small items gives better wash results
  and also helps distribute the load
  evenly during spinning.
The most efficient use of energy and
water is achieved when a full load is
washed. However, do not overload as
this causes creases and reduces
                                          ^ Turn the programme selector
cleaning efficiency.
                                            clockwise or anti-clockwise to the
                                            required programme. The
 Make sure that no garments are
                                            programme indicator light for the
 caught between the drum door and
                                            programme selected will come on.
 seal.
                                          E Select a temperature / spin speed
                                          The suggested temperature and/or spin
                                          speed can be changed.

                                          1:49       60°     1600

                                          ^ Press the Temperature button to alter
                                            the temperature and press the Spin
                                            speed button to alter the spin speed.

^ Shut the door with a gentle swing.

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How to wash correctly
F Select an extra option(s)                   Water plus
                                              The water level in the main wash and
                                              the rinses will be increased if the Water
                                              plus option is selected.
                                              However, you can select other settings
                                              for Water plus. These are described in
                                              "Programmable functions".

                                              Pre-wash
                                              For laundry with large amounts of dirt
                                              e.g. dust, sand.

                                              Buzzer
^ Select any extra options by pressing
  the appropriate button. The relevant        An audible tone sounds repeatedly at
  indicator light will come on to show        the end of a programme and when
  which extra option has been                 Rinse hold is reached. The buzzer will
  selected.                                   sound repeatedly until the machine is
                                              switched off. The volume of the buzzer
Not all the extra options are suitable for    can be changed, see "Programmable
use with every programme.                     functions".
You can only select extra options which       G Select Delay start (if required)
are compatible with the basic
programme being used.                         The start of a programme can be
                                              delayed from 30 minutes up to 24
Short                                         hours, allowing you to make use of
                                              night-time economy electricity rates, for
For light to normal soiling with no visible   example.
staining.
                                              See "Delay start" for more information.
The duration of the main wash is
reduced.

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How to wash correctly
H Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little detergent results in:
– Laundry not getting properly clean
  and with time it may become grey
  and hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles clinging to the
  laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
  elements.                               ^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
. . . too much detergent results in:        place detergent in the compartments
                                            as follows:
– Excessive foam which causes a low
  level of agitation and poor wash,       i
  rinse and spin results.                     Detergent for the pre-wash (divide
– Higher water consumption (an                the total recommended amount as
  additional rinse cycle will                 follows: add 1/3 to compartment i
  automatically switch in).                   and 2/3 to compartment j)

– A burden to the environment.            j
                                              Detergent for the main wash
                                          §
                                              Fabric conditioner or liquid starch
                                          ^ Close the detergent drawer.
                                          See "Detergent" for further information.

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How to wash correctly
I Start the programme
                                             Check that all items have been
^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
                                             removed from the drum. Items left in
If a delay start time has been selected,     the drum could discolour other items
then this will count down in the display.    in the next wash or become
At the end of the delay start time or im-    discoloured themselves.
mediately after the programme has
started (if no delay start time has been
selected) the estimated programme
duration will appear in the display.
During the first 8 minutes the machine
measures how much water is being
absorbed by the laundry. The
programme duration may be longer or
shorter depending on this absorbency
rate.
The programme sequence is also
shown in the display. The washing
machine shows you when each section
of the programme is reached.                ^ Check the folds in the door seal for
J Remove the laundry when the                 any small articles, e.g. buttons, which
  programme has finished                      might be lodged there.

In the anti-crease phase after the          ^ Switch the machine off with the
programme has finished, the following         I-On/0-Off button.
will appear alternately in the display:     ^ Close the drum door. Otherwise there
0:00   Anti-crease
                                              is the danger of objects being placed
                                              inadvertently in the drum. If these
and                                           remained unnoticed and were
                                              washed in the next load, they could
0:00   Finish
                                              damage the laundry.
^ Press the Door button to open the
  drum door.
^ Remove the laundry.

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Spinning

Final spin speed                          To omit the final spin (Rinse hold)
            Programme          rpm        ^ Select the e setting using the Spin
Cottons                        1600         speed button. The laundry will not be
Minimum iron                   1200         spun and will remain suspended in
Delicates                      600          the final rinse water. This reduces
Woollens                       1200
                                            creasing if the laundry is not going to
                                            be removed from the drum immedi-
Silks                          400
                                            ately after the end of the programme.
Express                        1600
Automatic                      1200       – To start the final spin:
Shirts                         600          The washing machine will display the
Denim                          900          maximum spin speed possible. You
Outerwear                      800          can select a spin speed lower than
Dark garments                  1200         this. Start the final spin by pressing
Spin                           1600         the Start/Stop button.
                                          – To end the programme:
You can reduce the final spin speed.
However, you cannot select a final spin     Press the Door button. The water will
speed higher than that shown in the         drain away. Press the Door button
chart above.                                again to open the door.

Rinse and interim spin                    To omit rinse and interim spin and
                                          the final spin (No u)
There is a spin after the main wash and
between the rinses. A reduction in the    ^ Select the No u setting using the
final spin speed will also reduce the       Spin speed button. The laundry is not
interim spin speed. If a spin speed of      spun after the final rinse. The water
less than 700 rpm is selected for a         will drain away and the machine will
Cottons programme, an additional rinse      go straight into the anti-crease stage.
is introduced.                              An additional rinse is introduced if
                                            this setting is selected with the
                                            Cottons, Minimum iron, Express and
                                            Automatic programmes.

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Delay start
Delay start allows you to choose when       Altering delay start
you want the programme to start. The
                                            You can change the delay start time at
start of a programme can be delayed
                                            any time by pressing the Delay start
from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24
                                            button.
hours, allowing you to make use of
night-time economy electricity rates, for
                                            Cancelling delay start before delay
example.
                                            start has been activated
Selecting delay start                       ^ Press the Delay start button until 24 h
                                              appears in the display. Then press
^ Press the Delay start button. The
                                              the Delay start button again briefly to
  following will appear in the display:
                                              cancel delay start.
0:30 ]      60°     1600                    If you cancel delay start after the delay
^ Each press on the Delay start button      start time has started counting down,
  increases the delay start time:           the washing programme will start imme-
                                            diately.
– in 30 minute steps up to 10 hours,
– in 1 hour steps from 10 hours
  upwards.
If you keep the Delay start button
pressed in, the time will continue to
count up to 24 hours.

Activating delay start
^ Press the Start/Stop button to activate
  delay start. The following will appear
  in the display:

4:30 ] until start

After the delay start time has elapsed,
the washing programme will start and
the estimated programme duration and
the programme sequence will show in
the display.

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Programme chart

Cottons 9ö8E76                        30°C to 95°C                 Max. load 6.0 kg
Fabric        Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling,
              underwear, T-shirts etc.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Note for test institutes:
Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option
Minimum iron                          30°C to 60°C                 Max. load 3.0 kg
43218E76
Fabric        Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. If fabrics have a
              high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme
              the machine for "Gentle action". See "Programmable functions".
Note          Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Delicates 4321ac                      cold to 60°C                 Max. load 2.0 kg
Fabric        For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres,
              rayon and easy care cottons.
              Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable
              by the manufacturer.
Notes         – Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
                pre-wash advisable.
              – For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or
                deselect the spin.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash
Woollens /ac                          cold to 40°C                 Max. load 2.0 kg
Fabric        Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics.
              If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the
              cold setting.

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Programme chart

Silks /c                              cold to 30°C              Max. load 1.0 kg
Fabric         Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g.
               satin, lace and silk.
Note           Place tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Extra option   Water plus
Express 76                            cold to 40°C              Max. load 3.0 kg
Fabric         Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can
               be washed in a Cottons programme.
Note           This programme can be used for rinsing individual items. Select
               the cold setting, and do not add any detergent.
Extra option   Water plus
Automatic 7621                        cold to 40°C              Max. load 3.5 kg
Fabric         Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum
               iron programmes. Sort according to colour.
Note           The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin
               speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure
               the best possible care and wash result for each item.
Shirts                                cold to 60°C              Max. load 2.0 kg
Notes          – Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary.
               – Wash silk garments in the Silks programme.
Extra options Short, Water plus
Denim                                 cold to 60°C              Max. load 3.0 kg
Notes          – Wash denim inside out.
               – Denim often contains excess dye and will run during the first
                 few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately.
Extra options Short, Pre-wash

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Programme chart

Outerwear                           cold to 40°C              Max. load 2.0 kg
Garment        Outerwear made from micro-fibres such as Gore-Tex®,
               SYMPATEX®, WINDSTOPPER® etc.
Notes          – Zip up jackets before washing.
               – Do not use fabric conditioner.
Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash
Dark garments                       cold to 40°C              Max. load 3.0 kg
Item           Black and dark garments made from cotton or mixed fibres.
Note           Wash inside out.
Extra option   Short
Spin
Notes          – Drain only: Select No u.
               – Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed.

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Programme sequence

                        Main wash                Rinses               Spinning
                      Water     Wash     Water       Rinses        Interim   Final
                      level    rhythm    level                       spin    spin
Cottons                d         a        (           2-41)          L        L
Minimum iron           d         a        (           2-32)          L        L
Delicates              e         b        e               3          –        L
Woollens               (         c        (               2          L        L
Silks                  e         d        e               2          –        L
Express                d         a        (           2-3     2)
                                                                     L        L
Automatic              (         a        (           2-32)          L        L
Shirts                 (         a        (               2          –        L
Denim                  (         a        (               3          –        L
Outerwear              (         b        e               3         L   3)
                                                                              L
Dark garments          (         a        (               3          L        L
Spin                    –        –           –            –          –        L

d = Low water level                     a=   Normal wash rhythm
( = Medium water level                  b=   Gentle action
e = High water level                    c=   Woollens
                                        d=   Silks
See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.

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Programme sequence
This machine has fully electronic           Special features in the programme
controls with automatic load                sequences:
recognition. It takes in the right amount
                                            Anti-crease:
of water required for the programme
depending on the amount of laundry          At the end of every programme, with
and its absorbency rate. This means         the exception of the Woollens
that programme cycles and durations         programme, the drum continues to turn
can vary.                                   at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help
                                            prevent creasing. The door can be
The programme sequences outlined in
                                            opened and laundry removed at any
the chart are based on the basic
                                            time during the anti-crease phase.
programme with a full load. Extra
                                            1)
options which can be selected have not           A second rinse is carried out when a
been taken into account.                         temperature of 60°C to 95°C has
                                                 been selected. A third rinse is
The display shows the stage the
                                                 carried out when a temperature
programme has reached.
                                                 below 60°C is selected.
                                                 A third/fourth rinse is carried out if:
                                            – there is too much foam in the drum
                                            – a spin speed lower than 700 rpm has
                                              been selected
                                            – No u has been selected
                                            2)
                                                 A third rinse takes place
                                                 automatically if:
                                                 No u has been selected
                                            3)
                                                 In the Outerwear programme,
                                                 laundry is only spun after the main
                                                 wash.

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Garment care label symbols

              Washing                                   Ironing
The figure quoted in the bucket is the   The number of dots indicates the
maximum temperature the garment          ironing temperature
can be washed at. The number of           I      Hot iron (max sole plate temp.
bars under the symbol indicates the              approx. 200°C)
level of agitation permitted.
                                          H      Medium hot iron (max sole
     9   No bar under the symbol: =              plate temp. approx. 150°C)
         normal agitation
                                          G      Cool iron (max sole plate
     4   One bar under the symbol: =             temp. approx. 110°C). Do not
         reduced agitation                       steam iron garments carrying
     c   Two bars under the symbol: =            this symbol.
         much reduced agitation           J      Do not iron
     /   Hand wash (if no temperature
         is specified use the lowest            Professional cleaning
         temperature or cold)
                                           f     Dry clean only. The letters
     h   Do not wash                             indicate the type of cleaning
                                           p
                                                 agent required.

                Drying                     w     Professional Wet Clean only

The number of dots indicates the           D     Do not dry clean
drying temperature
                                                      Bleaching
     q   Normal temperature
                                           x     Any oxidising bleaching
     r   Low temperature
                                                 agent can be used
     s   Do not tumble dry
                                           {     Only use an oxygen based
                                                 bleach or a non-chlorine
                                                 bleach
                                           z     Do not bleach

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Changing the programme sequence

Cancelling a programme                    Changing a programme
You can cancel a programme at any         After the start of a programme it is no
time after it has started.                longer possible to select a different
                                          programme.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.

Cancel programme                          Temperature

^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button    It is possible to select a different
  again.                                  temperature up to 5 minutes after the
                                          programme has started.
The suds will be pumped away.
                                          ^ Press the Temperature button.
If you want to remove the laundry:
^ Press the Door button.                  Spin speed

If you want to select a different         It is possible to change the spin speed
programme:                                up until the final spin begins.

^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/   ^ Press the Spin speed button.
  0-Off button.
                                          Extra options
^ Switch the washing machine back on
  again.                                  It is possible to select or deselect the
                                          Short and Water plus extra options up
^ Select and start a new programme.       to five minutes after the programme has
                                          started.
Interrupting a programme
^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/    A programme cannot be cancelled
  0-Off button.                            or changed if the safety lock has
                                           been activated.
To continue with the same programme:
^ Switch the machine back on with the
  I-On/0-Off button.

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Changing the programme sequence

Adding or removing laundry                Safety lock
after a programme has started
                                           The safety lock prevents the machine
^ Press the Door button to open the        from being opened, the programme
  drum door.                               from being cancelled or the machine
^ Add or remove items.                     from being switched off during a
                                           wash programme.
^ Close the drum door.
The programme will continue               To activate the safety lock
automatically.                            ^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
Please note:                                button after the programme has
                                            started.
Once a programme has started the
machine cannot recognise any                   Stop or in 3 secs X
adjustment to the load.
                                          ^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
For this reason, if laundry is added or     until the time has elapsed and the
removed after the start of a programme,     following appears in the display:
the machine will always complete the
                                                         Locked X
programme cycle assuming a full load
which can lead to an increase in the      The safety lock is now activated. It is
programme duration shown in the           deactivated automatically at the end of
display.                                  the programme.

The door cannot be opened, if:            To deactivate the safety lock
– the suds temperature is above 55°C.     ^ Press and hold in the Start/Stop
– the water is above a certain level.       button after the programme has
                                            started.
– the programme has reached the
  Final spin stage.                             Unlock in 3 secs X

If you press the Door button when the     ^ Keep the Start/Stop button pressed in
above conditions are present, the           until the time has elapsed and the
following will appear in the display:       following appears in the display:

     i   Door locked                                  Unlocked W

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Detergent

The correct detergent
All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets
are suitable for full loads, but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for
smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others, and may not be
suitable for programmes with short durations. Do not use biological detergents on
silk, as the enzymes may damage the silk. Instructions for use and recommended
dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed using a ball provided by the manufacturer
for programmes without a pre-wash.
For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container
from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment
j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for
the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.

                          All purpose         Detergent for         Detergent for
                         detergent for      coloured fabrics*        delicates
                            whites*
Cottons                         X                    X
Minimum iron                    X                    X
Delicates                                                                  X
Woollens                    Liquid detergent for machine-washable woollens
Silks                   Liquid detergent for machine-washable silk and woollens
Express                         X                    X
Automatic                       X                    X
Shirts                          X                    X
Denim                                                X1)
Outerwear                                                                  X
                                                      1)
Dark garments                                        X

1) Only use liquid detergent
* Powder detergent, tablet detergent, liquid detergent and liquid tab detergent

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Detergent
The right amount to dispense will              Water softeners
depend on the following:
                                               A water softener can be used to cut
– The quantity of laundry                      down on the use of detergents in hard
                                               water areas. Dispense according to the
– The soiling level of the laundry
                                               amount specified on the packaging.
     Lightly soiled                            First add detergent and then the water
     No visible dirt or stains. Possibly       softener.
     slight body odour.
                                               In the UK, Miele branded water
     Normally soiled                           softening tablets are available from the
     Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight    Miele Spare Parts Department or via the
     stains.                                   internet on www.miele. co.uk.
     Heavily soiled                            Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
     Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on   water.
     soiling.
                                                Miele do not recommend connecting
– The water hardness level.
                                                the machine to a household water
  Check with your local water supplier
                                                softener.
  if you do not know the hardness level
  in your area.
                                               Washing with several
                                               components
                                               If you wash using several components
                                               (e.g. special application detergents),
                                               we recommend always dispensing the
                                               agents into compartment j in the
                                               following order:
                                               1. Detergent
                                               2. Water softeners
                                               3. Stain remover
                                               This way the agents are distributed
                                               more evenly.

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Detergent

Fabric conditioners and liquid
starch                                       If starching frequently, clean the
                                             dispenser compartment, especially
Fabric conditioners                          the siphon tube, regularly. See
make garments soft to handle and help        "Cleaning the detergent dispenser
prevent static cling when tumble             drawer". Do not use powder starch
drying.                                      formulations or viscous liquid starch
Starch                                       in the § compartment as it will clog
stiffens and gives body to items of          up.
laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed
linen.                                      Colour run and dye removers /
                                            dyes
Automatic dispensing of fabric
conditioner or liquid starch to             ^ Do not use colour run or dye
laundry at the end of a programme             removers in this machine.
                                            ^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
                                              washing machines can be used.
                                              However, please note that the salt
                                              used in the dyeing process can
                                              cause corrosion to stainless steel
                                              components in the machine if you
                                              dye frequently. Always observe the
                                              manufacturer's instructions carefully.

^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid
  starch to compartment §. Do not
  exceed the maximum level mark.
It will be automatically dispensed in the
last rinse. At the end of the programme
a small amount of water remains in the
fabric conditioner compartment §.

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Cleaning and care
                                           Extra cleaning
 ,Disconnect the machine from the          Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above)
 mains electricity supply and
                                           with powder detergent approx. every 6
 withdraw the plug from the socket
                                           weeks to help prevent deposits building
 before cleaning the machine.
                                           up in the machine. These can occur
                                           when washing is mainly done at low
                                           temperatures, and also lead to
 ,The washing machine must not             unpleasant smells. If you have no
 be hosed down.
                                           reason to wash occasionally at this high
                                           temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C
External casing and fascia                 programme with detergent but no
panel                                      laundry at regular intervals.
^ Clean the casing with a mild
  non-abrasive cleaning agent or soap      Cleaning the detergent
  and water using a well wrung-out         dispenser drawer
  cloth. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
                                           Remove detergent residues regularly.
^ The drum can be cleaned using a
  suitable proprietary stainless-steel
  cleaning agent following the
  manufacturer's instructions on the
  packaging.

 ,Do not use solvents, abrasive
 cleaners, glass cleaners or
 all-purpose cleaning agents.
 These might damage plastic
 surfaces and other components
 because of the chemicals they
 contain.
                                           ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser
E-Cloth                                      drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from     down the release catch and at the
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,         same time pull the drawer right out of
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces      the machine.
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic    ^ Clean the detergent drawer with
and chrome without the use of                warm water.
chemicals. It can be washed 300 times.

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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the siphon and conditioner      Cleaning the detergent dispenser
channel                                  drawer housing

1. Remove the siphon from                ^ Use a bottle brush to remove
   compartment § and rinse under           detergent residues and limescale
   warm running water. Clean the           from the jets inside the detergent
   siphon tube in the same way.            dispenser drawer housing.
2. Replace the siphon.
                                         Descaling the machine
                                         If the correct amount of detergent is
                                         dispensed, the machine should not
                                         need to be descaled. If, however, you
                                         do wish to descale the machine only
                                         use proprietary non-corrosive descaling
                                         agents and strictly observe the
                                         instructions on the packaging. A
                                         special descaling agent is available to
                                         order from the Miele Spare Parts
                                         Department or via the internet on
                                         www.miele.co.uk.

^ Clean the fabric conditioner channel
  using a brush and warm water.

 If starching frequently, thoroughly
 clean the siphon, the siphon tube
 and the fabric conditioner channel
 regularly. A build-up of starch will
 cause them to get clogged.

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Cleaning and care

Cleaning the water inlet filters            To clean the filter in the water inlet
                                            valve:
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.                   ^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
                                              ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
These filters should be checked every
                                              and unscrew.
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
supply.

To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
  connecting the free end of the inlet
  hose to the stopcock.

                                            ^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
                                              the plastic filter by the bar (see
                                              illustration). Clean, put back and
                                              secure.

                                             The two filters must be put back in
                                             place after cleaning.

^ Remove the rubber seal 1 from the
  recess.
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the
  plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
  and clean it.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
  reverse order and reconnect the
  hose.
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
  connection is watertight. If it leaks,
  tighten the connection.

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Problem solving guide
With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the
machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right
without contacting the Service Department.

 ,Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a
 suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national
 safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
 dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.

The programme does not start
        Problem               Possible cause                   Remedy
The display remains       There is no power to     Check whether
dark, and the Start/      the machine.             – the mains plug is plugged
Stop button indicator                                in and switched on.
light does not come                                – the fuse or circuit breaker
on.                                                  has tripped.
You are asked to enter Access via a code has Enter the code and confirm
a code.                been activated.       the entry. Deactivate the code
                                             if you do not wish this
                                             message to appear in the
                                             display the next time the
                                             machine is switched on.
The display is dark.      The display has          Press a button. Standby
                          switched off             comes to an end.
                          automatically to save
                          energy (Standby
                          mode).

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Problem solving guide

Fault messages in the display
           Problem             Possible cause                Remedy A
! lights up in the         – The water outlet is  – Clean the drain filter and
display and                  blocked or             the drain pump.
 Drain fault                 restricted.          – The maximum delivery
flashes.                   – The drain hose has     head is 1 m.
                             been fixed too high.
! lights up in the         – The water inlet is     Check whether
display and                  blocked or             – the stopcock is opened
 Water inlet                 restricted.              properly.
 fault
                                                    – the inlet hose is kinked.
flashes.
                                                    – the water pressure is too
                                                      low.
! lights up in the         The water protection     Call the Service Department.
display and                system has reacted.
 Waterproof
 fault
flashes.
! lights up in the         There is a fault.        Start the programme again.
display and                                         If the fault message appears
 Technical                                          again, contact the Service
 fault                                              Department.
flashes.
 Anti-crease               Excessive foam has       Use less detergent next time
 Chk detergent             built up during          and follow the manufacturer's
flashes in the display.    washing.                 instructions on dosage given
                                                    on the packaging.

A To switch off the fault message: Switch the machine off with I-On/0-Off button.

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Problem solving guide

General problems
        Problem                 Possible cause                  Remedy
The machine shakes         The machine feet are not     Level the machine (see
during the spin cycle.     level.                       "Installation").
The laundry has not been The machine detected an        Include both large and
spun properly and is still imbalance during the final   small items in the load as
wet.                       spin and reduced the         this will give better
                           spin speed automatically.    distribution.
The laundry has not spun The spin speed selected        Select a higher spin
satisfactorily.          was too low.                   speed next time.
The pump makes strange This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of a
noises.                pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
There is a lot of          The water pressure is too – Clean the water inlet
detergent residue in the   low.                        filter.
detergent drawer.                                    – Select Water plus.
                           Powder detergent used        Add washing powder
                           with water softeners can     and then add the water
                           be sticky.                   softener.
Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not        Clean the siphon, (see
completely dispensed or correctly positioned or is      "Cleaning and care -
too much water remains clogged up.                      Cleaning the detergent
in the § compartment.                                   dispenser drawer").
The display is in a        A different language has     Set the language you
different language.        been selected in the         want. The flag symbol
                           Programmable functions       will guide you.
                           - Language J menu.
When laundry is dry, it    Too vigorous wash action. Programme in gentle
feels hard to the touch.                             action and more water.
                           Not enough detergent         Increase detergent dose
                           used.                        to prevent limescale
                                                        build-up in laundry.
                           No fabric conditioner        Use fabric conditioner in
                           used                         last rinse.

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Problem solving guide

An unsatisfactory wash result
      Problem            Possible cause                    Remedy
Liquid detergent      Liquid detergents       – Use a general purpose
does not give the     usually contain no        detergent containing a
required result.      bleaching agents.         bleaching agent.
                      They do not remove      – Pour stain removers into
                      fruit, coffee and tea     compartment j of the
                      stains.                   dispenser drawer and liquid
                                                detergent into a dispenser ball.
                                              – Never put stain removers and
                                                liquid detergent together in the
                                                dispenser drawer.
Grey, greasy          Insufficient amounts of – Use more detergent.
particles cling to    detergent were used – Before washing the next load
washed laundry.       to break down the         run a Cottons 95°C programme
                      particles of grease in    with powder detergent but
                      heavily soiled laundry.   without a load.
A stale smell is in   Low temperature         – Before washing the next load
the drum and on       washing.                  run a Cottons 95°C programme
laundry.                                        with powder detergent but
                                                without a load.
White residues        The detergent           – Try and brush off the residues
which look like       contained compounds       with a soft brush once the
powder detergent      (zeolites) to aid water   laundry is dry.
are seen on dark      softening which are     – Wash dark textiles using a
textiles after        not soluble in water.     detergent which contains no
washing.              They have ended up        zeolites. Liquid detergents
                      on the laundry.           usually contain no zeolites.
                                              – Use the Dark garments
                                                programme.
Clothes are coming Programme was              – Reduce quantity of clothes in
out creased.       overloaded.                  drum.
                      The wrong           – Check care labels and the
                      programme was used.   programme chart.
                                          – Use easy iron conditioners.

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Problem solving guide

The drum door does not open when you press the Door button
      Possible cause                              Remedy
The machine is not           Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or
connected to the             switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
electricity supply and/or is
not switched on.
The safety lock has been      Deactivate the safety lock as described in
activated.                    "Changing the programme sequence - Safety
                              lock".
Access via a code has         Deactivate the code as described in
been activated.               "Programmable functions - Code".
Power cut.                    Open the drum door as described in the next
                              section.
The door was not correctly Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
engaged.                   and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the   Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described
drum and the machine is       in the next section.
unable to drain.
For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is
higher than 55°C.

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Problem solving guide

Opening the drum door in the            Blocked drain outlet
event of a blocked drain outlet         If the drain outlet is blocked, up to
and/or power failure                    25 litres of water will be retained in the
^ Switch the washing machine off.       machine.

There is a lever behind the detergent     ,Caution: if laundry has been
drawer fascia panel.                      washed at a high temperature, water
                                          draining out of the machine will still
                                          be hot. Danger of scalding!

                                        Procedure for draining the machine
                                        ^ Place a suitable container under the
                                          access flap.

                                          When draining water from the
                                          machine, do not unscrew the drain
                                          filter completely or take it right out.

^ Remove the lever.

                                        ^ Unscrew the drain filter lid until water
                                          runs out.
^ Use it to open the access flap.       To interrupt the flow of water:
                                        ^ Tighten the drain filter back up again.

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Problem solving guide
Once the flow of water ceases:
                                              ,Make sure the drain filter is
                                              securely tightened. Otherwise there
                                              is a risk of water leakage during use.

                                             Opening the drum door

                                              ,Always make sure that the drum
                                              is stationary before reaching into the
                                              machine to remove laundry.
                                              Reaching into a moving drum is
                                              extremely dangerous.

^ Remove the drain filter completely.
^ Clean it thoroughly.

                                             ^ Pull the emergency release
                                               downwards (see illustration). The
                                               drum door will open.

^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
  buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the
  filter housing. Turn the impeller by
  hand to check that it rotates freely.
  Any foreign object causing an
  obstruction should be removed.
^ Put the drain filter back in place and
  secure.

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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you    Future updates (PC)
cannot remedy yourself, please
                                        The indicator light marked PC is the
contact:
                                        interface used by Miele service
– your Miele Dealer or                  technicians during servicing work for
                                        testing purposes and for updating the
– the Miele Service Department (see
                                        machine's programme data.
  back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or the      Appliance guarantee
Service Department, please quote the
                                        Please see the guarantee card
model and serial number of your
                                        supplied with your machine.
machine, both of which are shown on
the data plate visible above the
                                        Optional accessories
porthole glass when the door is open.
                                        Optional accessories for this washing
                                        machine are available from your Miele
                                        Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
                                        Department.

                                         Please note that telephone calls may
                                         be monitored and recorded for
                                         training purposes.

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