Operating instructions for Washing machine W 404 Plus - G

 
Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 404 Plus

To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is                               G
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.                                      M.-Nr. 06 020 390
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

Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Delicates and Silks / programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Future updates (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Important control panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   Additional option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   "Spin" button with indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Washing environmentally and economically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  Energy and water consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  Additional options (Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  When drying with a tumble dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

How to wash correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   Programme chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Garment care label symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Before washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Selecting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Additional options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Interrupting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Altering a programme once selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Skipping a programme stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
To cancel or select a different programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Programme sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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

Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
   E-Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
   Extra cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
   Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cleaning the water inlet filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
   To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose: . . . . . . . . . . . 33
   To clean the filter in the water inlet valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The programme does not start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal. . 36
General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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
   Opening the drum door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
   Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation surface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the transit fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Re-fitting the transit bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Levelling the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
   Screwing out and adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
   Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
   Washer and 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
  Note for test institutes: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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

Programmable functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Water plus system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Gentle action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Top-up rinse for Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Soak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Warning and safety instructions
                                                The electrical safety of this
    To avoid the risk of accidents and          machine can only be guaranteed
    damage to the machine please read      when continuity is complete between
    these instructions carefully before    the machine and an effective earthing
    using it for the first time. They      system which complies with local and
    contain important information on its   national regulations. It is most important
    safety, use and maintenance.           that this basic safety requirement is
    Keep these operating instructions in   present and regularly tested and where
    a safe place and ensure that new       there is any doubt the household wiring
    users are familiar with the content.   system should be inspected by a
    Pass them on to any future owner of    qualified electrician.
    the machine.                           The manufacturer cannot be held liable
                                           for the consequences of an inadequate
Correct usage                              earthing system (e.g. electric shock).

      Only use the washing machine to          Do not connect the machine to the
      wash items which are specified by        mains electricity supply by an
the manufacturer to be machine-wash-       extension lead. Extension leads do not
able on the wash-care label, and tex-      guarantee the required safety of the
tiles composed of hand-washable wool       machine (e.g. danger of overheating).
or wool blend fabrics as well as satin,          The machine is built in accordance
lace, silk and other hand-washable               with current safety requirements.
garments.                                  Unauthorised repairs could result in
Any other applications may be danger-      unforeseen dangers for the user, for
ous. The manufacturer is not liable for    which the manufacturer cannot accept
damage resulting from improper use or      liability. Repairs should only be
operation.                                 undertaken by a Miele approved
                                           technician.
Technical safety                           Ensure current is not supplied to the
                                           appliance until after maintenance or
   Before setting up the machine,
                                           repair work has been carried out.
   check it for any externally visible
damage. Do not install and use a                The machine is only completely
damaged machine.                                isolated from the electricity supply
                                           when:
     Before connecting the machine,
     ensure that the connection data on    – it is switched off at the wall socket
the data plate (voltage and connected        and the plug is withdrawn, or
load) match the mains electricity          – it is switched off at the mains, or
supply. If in any doubt, consult a         – the mains fuse is withdrawn.
qualified electrician.

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Warning and safety instructions
    This machine must only be                   Do not install your washing
    connected to the on-site water              machine in rooms where
supply using a new hose kit. Old hoses      temperatures below freezing may
must not be re-used. Check the hose         occur. Frozen hoses may burst under
regularly for signs of wear and tear.       pressure. The reliability of the electronic
Change in good time to avoid the risk of    control unit may be impaired at
leaks and subsequent damage.                temperatures below freezing point.
      Faulty components must only be              Before using the machine for the
      replaced by genuine Miele original          first time, check that the transit
spare parts. Only when these parts are      fitting at the rear of the machine has
fitted can the safety standards of the      been removed (see section on
machine be guaranteed.                      "Installation"). During spinning, a transit
                                            fitting which is still in place may result in
     If the connection cable is faulty it
                                            damage to both the machine and
     must only be replaced by a Miele
                                            adjacent furniture or appliances.
approved service technician to protect
the user from danger.                            Turn off the stopcock if the
                                                 machine is to be left for any length
     In countries where there are areas
                                            of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
     which may be subject to infestation
                                            is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
                                            vicinity.
particular attention to keeping the
machine and its surroundings in a                Flooding danger.
clean condition at all times. Any                If hooking the drain hose into a
damage which may be caused by               wash basin, check that the water can
cockroaches or other vermin will not be     drain off quickly enough to prevent the
covered by the machine guarantee.           sink from overflowing.
                                            Make sure the drain hose is secure, so
Use                                         that the force of the water flowing out of
                                            the hose does not dislodge it.
     This equipment may only be used
     in mobile installations such as             Take care to ensure that foreign
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk         objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins,
assessment of the installation has been     paper clips) do not find their way into
carried out by a suitably qualified         the machine with the laundry. These
engineer.                                   may damage components of the
                                            machine (e.g. suds container, drum),
                                            which in turn can result in damage to
                                            the laundry.

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Warning and safety instructions
     If the correct amount of detergent    Safety with children
     is dispensed, the machine should
                                                This machine is not a toy! To avoid
not need to be descaled. If, however,
                                                the risk of injury do not allow
you do wish to descale the machine
                                           children to play on or near it or to play
only use proprietary non-corrosive
                                           with the controls. Supervise its use by
descaling agents and strictly observe
                                           the elderly or infirm, and supervise
the instructions on the packaging. If in
                                           children whilst you are operating the
doubt, contact the Miele Customer Ser-
                                           machine.
vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer.
                                               For machines with a ‘porthole’
    Textiles which have been pre-
                                               door, remember that the porthole
    treated in solvent based cleaning
                                           glass will be hot when washing at very
agents must be thoroughly rinsed in
                                           high temperatures. Do not let children
clean water before being washed in the
                                           touch it.
machine.
    Never use solvent based cleaning       Accessories
    agents in this machine, as this may
result in damage to component parts              Accessory parts may only be fitted
and create toxic fumes. Such                     when expressly approved by Miele.
detergents also pose a fire and            If other parts are used, guarantee,
explosion hazard.                          performance and product liability
                                           claims will be invalidated.
     Only use dyes specified by the
     manufacturer as being suitable for    Disposal of your old machine
use in a domestic washing machine.
Always observe the manufacturer's                Before discarding an old machine,
instructions carefully.                          switch it off at the wall socket and
                                           unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut
    Colour run and dye removers            off the cable directly behind the
    contain sulphur compounds which        appliance to prevent misuse. This
can cause damage such as corrosion.        should be done by a competent
Do not use these products in this          person.
machine.
                                               The manufacturer cannot be held
    Always make sure the drum is               liable for damage caused by non-
    stationary before reaching in to       compliance with these Warning and
remove washing. Reaching into a            Safety instructions.
moving drum is extremely dangerous.

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Description of the appliance

Special programmes                        Delicates and Silks / programmes
– Programme for hand-washable             In these programmes, the laundry is
  fabrics (Silks /)                       washed and spun very gently to reduce
                                          creasing and the amount of ironing
  Hand-washable fabrics which crease
                                          required, thus providing "Easy care" for
  easily and do not contain wool can
                                          your laundry.
  be washed in the Silks /
  programme (30°C temperature only).
                                          Water plus system
– Programme for hand-washable
                                          The water level for washing and/or
  fabrics (Woollens /)
                                          rinsing is increased. For Cottons and
  Hand-washable or machine-               Minimum iron programmes an
  washable wool or wool blend fabrics     additional rinse can also be selected.
  can be washed in the Woollens /
  programme. If the garment care label
  does not specify a temperature,
  wash using the cold setting.
– Programme for small loads
  (Quick wash)
  This is a Cottons programme for very
  lightly soiled fabrics.
– Programme for mixed fabrics
  (Mixed wash)
  Suitable for small loads of garments
  made from man-made fibres and
  cotton garments which can be
  washed together. Sort according to
  colour.
– Rinse programme (Separate rinse)
  Articles are only rinsed and spun in
  the machine.

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Description of the appliance
Future updates (PC)
The indicator or check light marked PC
is the interface used by Miele service
technicians during servicing work for
testing purposes and for updating the
machine's programme data.

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Description of the appliance

Control panel

a Start button                            e Programme selector
  Starts the wash programme                 For selecting the wash programme
                                            and temperature for that programme.
b Additional option buttons
                                            The programme selector can be
  Additional options can be added to
                                            turned clockwise or anti-clockwise
  the basic programme.
  Use the top button to select either     f Programme sequence indicator
  the Intensive, Pre-wash, or Soak          lights
  option or a combination of these          Show which section of the wash
  options.                                  programme has been reached
  Use the lower button to select the
                                          g Check lights
  Water plus option.
                                          h I-On/0-Off button
  Indicator light on = option selected
                                            For switching the machine on or off
  Indicator light off = option not
                                            or interrupting a programme
                        selected
                                          i Door button
c Indicator lights for spin speed,
                                            Opens the machine door
  Rinse hold or Without spin
d Spin button
  For selecting the final spin speed,
  Rinse hold or Without spin

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Description of the appliance

Important control panel                    Select the spin speed.
features                                   Press the "Spin" button to select a
                                           different spin speed. However, you
Programme selector                         cannot select a spin speed higher than
The programme selector is used to set      the maximum allowed for the basic
the basic wash programme and the           wash programme chosen.
temperature for that programme.            The indicator lights show the speed
                                           selected.
Additional option buttons
                                           You can also omit the final spin
Additional options can be added to the
basic programme.                           ^ Press the "Spin" button to reach:

Use the top button to select either the    – Rinse hold
Intensive, the Pre-wash or the Soak          The laundry is not spun and remains
option or a combination of these             suspended in the final rinse water.
options.                                     This reduces creasing if the laundry
Use the lower button to select the Water     is not going to be removed from the
plus option.                                 drum immediately after the end of
                                             the programme.
The indicator light will come on to show     To continue the programme select a
that the additional option has been          spin speed. When the programme is
selected. If an additional option is         finished the Anti-crease/Finish light
chosen, which is incompatible with the       will come on. Turn the programme
basic programme, it cannot be                selector to the Finish position and
selected.                                    press the door button to open the
                                             door and remove the laundry.
"Spin" button with indicator lights
                                           – Without spin
The maximum spin speed which can be
selected depends on the basic                The laundry is not spun. After the
programme chosen.                            water has been drained away the
                                             machine goes straight into the anti-
Spin speed         Basic programme
                                             crease stage. Spinning between the
      1300 Cottons, Quick wash, Starch,
           Drain/spin
                                             rinses is also omitted in this setting.
      1200 Woollens, Separate rinse
       900 Minimum iron, Mixed wash
       600 Delicates
       400 Silks

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Before using for the first time

 Before using the machine for the first
 time ensure that it is correctly
 installed and connected. See the
 relevant section under "Installation".
 Also check that the fluff filter is
 securely tightened. Otherwise there
 is a risk of water leakage during use.

For safety reasons spinning is not
possible until the machine has been
prepared for using for the first time. To
activate the spinning function you must
run a wash programme without laundry
and without detergent.
Using detergent could result in an
excessive build-up of foam.
This also activates the ball valve. The
ball valve prevents detergent escaping
from the suds container into the sump
during a wash programme, thus making
maximum use of the detergent.
^ Open the stopcock.
^ Press the I-On/0-Off button in.
^ Turn the programme selector to
  Cottons 40°C.
^ Press Start.
When this programme has finished turn
the programme selector to Finish. Your
washing machine is ready for using for
the first time.

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Washing environmentally and economically
Energy and water consumption               Detergent
– Water consumption and energy             – Do not exceed the amount of
  usage are determined by the size of        detergent recommended by the
  the load.                                  manufacturer on the packaging.
– Use the Mixed wash or the Quick          – Reduce the amount of detergent with
  wash programme for smaller                 smaller loads (approx. 1/3 less than
  amounts of laundry.                        the amount recommended can be
                                             used when washing a half load).
– When smaller amounts of laundry are
  washed in the Cottons programmes,
                                           Additional options (Soak, Pre-wash,
  the automatic load recognition
                                           Intensive)
  system will reduce the amount of
  water, time and energy used. This        Select:
  may mean that the programme
                                             a wash programme without any
  duration alters during the course of
                                             additional options for light to normal
  the wash programme.
                                             soiling where there are no obvious
– Instead of the Cottons 95°C                marks.
  programme, use the Cottons 60°C
                                             a wash programme together with the
  programme together with the
                                             Intensive option for normal to heavily
  Intensive additional option. This will
                                             soiled laundry with visible staining.
  give an energy saving of between
  35% and 45%. The programme               – Use the additional option Soak
  duration will be longer. This              instead of Pre-wash. If Soak is
  combination is sufficient for most         followed immediately by a main wash
  levels of soiling. For stubborn or old     the same suds are used.
  stains, use the Soak option.
                                           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                         See the "Programme chart" in the next
                                           section for information on which
Please note:
                                           programmes to use for different fabric
To help familiarise yourself with how to   types.
use your washing machine please read
the sections "Before washing",
"Selecting a programme" and "At the
end of a programme" in detail.
A Sort the laundry into colours and
  fabric types
  Selecting a programme:
B Switch on the washing machine
C Open the drum door
D Load the drum
E Close the drum door
F Select a programme
G Select a spin speed
H Select any additional option required
I Add detergent
J Press the Start button
  At the end of a programme:
K Open the drum door
L Remove the laundry
M Switch off the washing machine
N Turn the programme selector to the
  Finish position
O Close the drum door

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How to wash correctly
Programme chart
Cottons 30°C to 95°C 9ö876
Fabric               Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen,
                     towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies.
Additional options   Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes                – Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled
                       laundry.
                     – For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
                       Intensive additional option.
                     – For laundry with stubborn soiling or soiling which has
                       been left untreated for a while, select both the Intensive
                       and Soak options.
                     – For laundry with large amounts of dirt (e.g. dust, sand)
                       use the Pre-wash additional option.
                     – For dark coloured fabrics use a detergent for coloured
                       fabrics, or liquid detergent.
Detergent            Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
                     detergent, tablet detergent and liquid tab detergent.
Max. load            5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.
Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C 4321 876
Fabric               For garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and for
                     easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
Additional options   Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes                – For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
                       Intensive additional option.

Detergent            Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid
                     detergent, detergent for delicates, tablet detergent and liquid
                     tab detergent.
Max. load            2.5 kg
Note for test institutes:
For testing in accordance with EN 60456 you must use the Intensive option.

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How to wash correctly

Delicates cold to 40°C 21
Fabric               For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres
                     and easy care cotton shirts and blouses.
                     Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-
                     washable by the manufacturer.
Additional options   Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive
Notes                – For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the
                       Intensive additional option.
                     – Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
                     – Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with
                       Pre-wash advisable.
                     – For curtains made from delicate fabrics, reduce the spin
                       speed or select Without spin.
Detergent            Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load            1 kg
Silks 30°C /c
Fabric               Hand-washable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace
                     and silk.
Additional option    Water plus
Notes                – Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing.
                     – Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag.
Detergent            Liquid detergent for delicates.
Max. load            1 kg
Woollens cold to 40°C /ac
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.
Notes                – Please note that hand-washable garments will not shrink,
                       stretch, matt or felt beyond the accepted tolerance of the
                       item.
                     – During the final spin the 1300 rpm indicator light will
                       come on. However, to protect the laundry, the machine
                       will only spin at 1200 rpm during this spin.
Detergent            Liquid detergent for machine washable woollens.
Max. load            2 kg

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How to wash correctly

Quick wash 7
Fabric            Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons
                  programme.
Additional option Water plus
Notes             – Use less detergent (as for a half load).
                  – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
                    advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
                    See "Programmable functions". Note that this programme is
                    not suitable for delicate items.
Detergent         Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics.
Max. load         2.5 kg
Mixed wash 7a
Fabric            Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and
                  cotton garments which can be washed together. Sort
                  according to colour.
Additional option Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus
Notes             – For normal to heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use
                    the Intensive additional option.
                  – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is
                    advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
                    See "Programmable functions".
Detergent         Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics.
Max. load         3 kg
Starch
Fabric            Table cloths, napkins, overalls, aprons.
Notes             – The laundry should be washed but not treated with fabric
                     conditioner.
Max. load         5 kg
Separate rinse
Fabric            Articles which have been washed by hand and only need to
                  be rinsed and spun in the machine.
Notes             – During the final spin the 1300 rpm indicator light will come
                     on. However, to protect the laundry, the machine will only
                     spin at 1200 rpm during this spin.
Max. load         5 kg
Drain / Spin
Notes             – Drain only: Select Without spin . Do not use for woollens.
Max. load         5 kg

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Garment care label symbols

/         Hand wash (If no temperature
          is specified use the lowest
          temperature or cold)
h         Do not wash
apf Dry clean
D         Do not dry clean
y         Suitable for chlorine
          bleaching
z         Do not use chlorine bleach

Tumble dry

q         At normal temperature
r         At low temperature
s         Do not tumble dry

Ironing

I         Hot iron
H         Medium hot iron
G         Cool iron
J         Do not iron

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Garment care label symbols

Before washing
A Sort the laundry
                                          ,Do not use solvent-based
                                          cleaning agents in this machine.

                                         ^ Sort the laundry by colour and by
                                           care label symbol. Most garments
                                           have a textile care label in the collar
                                           or side seam.
                                         Dark textiles often contain excess dye
                                         and should be washed separately
                                         several times before being washed
                                         together with other garments. Always
                                         wash whites and coloureds separately.
                                         Delicate textiles should be washed
                                         separately in a delicates programme
                                         (use a washing bag where
^ Empty all pockets.                     appropriate).
                                         – Curtains:
 ,Foreign objects (e.g. nails,             Remove lead weights and strips or
 coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause       place in a laundry bag.
 damage to garments and
 components in the machine.              – Underwiring and collar stiffeners:
                                           Any loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
^ Badly soiled areas, e.g. collars and     stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
  cuffs, and water soluble stains can      sewn in.
  be pre-treated with bar soap, liquid   – Knitted garments, trousers and
  detergent or detergent mixed into a      jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts:
  solution or paste.                       Turn inside out, if recommended by
With particularly stubborn stains ask      the manufacturer.
your dry cleaner for advice.             – Close any zips, fasten hooks and
                                           eyes etc before washing.
                                         – Fasten duvet covers to prevent
                                           smaller items rolling 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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Garment care label symbols

Selecting a programme                        F Select a programme
B Switch on the washing machine
^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button.
C Open the drum door
^ Press the Door button and open the
  drum door.
D Load the drum
^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely
  in the drum. To achieve best results it
  is advisable to make up mixed loads
  consisting of both large and small
  items. This improves the washing           ^ Turn the programme selector to the
  effect and helps distribute the load         required programme.
  evenly to keep the machine stable
                                             G Select a spin speed
  and reduce the noise level during
  spinning.
To save energy and water try to load
the maximum amount for the
programme selected.
However, be careful not to overload the
machine. Overloading reduces the
wash result and causes more creasing.
E Close the drum door with a gentle
  swing.
Make sure that no garments are caught
between the drum door and seal.
                                             ^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly
                                               until the indicator light for the spin
                                               speed you want comes on.
                                             In some programmes the maximum
                                             spin speed is limited. The machine will
                                             not allow a higher spin speed to be
                                             selected.

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Garment care label symbols
Additional options                           Pre-wash
H Select additional option(s)                 For heavily soiled laundry and items
Additional options can be selected as         with dried on stains.
long as they are compatible with the
basic programme being used.                  Soak
Each press of the top button selects the      For heavily soiled and stained items
additional option in the following order:     with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats
Intensive or Intensive and Pre-wash or        and oils, cocoa).
Intensive and Soak or Pre-wash or Soak
or no option selected.                       – A length of time of between 30
Use the lower button to select or              minutes and 2 hours can be
deselect the Water plus option.                programmed in 30 minute
                                               increments for the soak process.
                                             – The machine is set ex-works with a
                                               soak period of 2 hours.
                                             To programme in a different soak period
                                             see "Programmable functions - Soak
                                             period".

                                             Water plus
                                             If you want to increase the water level
                                             for a wash process you can choose one
                                             of four options for the Water plus
                                             button. See "Programmable functions -
^ Press the appropriate additional           Water plus system".
  option button. Press the top button
                                             The machine is set at the factory so that
  repeatedly until the indicator light for
                                             the water level in the main wash and
  the additional option you want comes
                                             rinses will be increased if the Water
  on.
                                             plus button is pressed.
Intensive

 For normal to heavy soiling with
 visible staining.

The duration of the main wash is
increased.

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Garment care label symbols
I Add detergent
It is important to dispense the correct
amount, because . . .
. . . too little results in the following:
– Laundry will not be properly clean
  and will in time become grey and
  hard to the touch.
– Greasy particles cling to the laundry.
– Limescale deposits on the heater
  elements.
. . . too much results in the following:
                                              ^ Pull out the detergent drawer and
– Excessive foam which causes a low
                                                place detergent in the compartments
  level of agitation and poor wash,
                                                as follows:
  rinse and spin results.
                                              i = Detergent for Pre-wash
– High water consumption (an
                                                  (if selecting Pre-wash, add 1/4
  additional rinse cycle will
                                                  of the total amount recom-
  automatically switch in).
                                                  mended). This compartment is
– A burden to the environment.                    also used for starch formula-
                                                  tions when starching separately.
                                              j = Detergent for the main wash
                                                  including Soak
                                              §    = Fabric conditioner or liquid
                                                     starch.
                                              ^ Close the detergent drawer.
                                              See section on "Detergent" for further
                                              information on detergent and the
                                              amount to dispense.
                                              J Press the Start button.
                                              This starts the programme.

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Garment care label symbols

At the end of a programme
                                            Check that all items have been
When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator
                                            removed from the drum. Items left in
light comes on the laundry can be
                                            the drum could discolour other items
removed from the drum. (This light
                                            in the next wash or become
stays on at the end of the programme
                                            discoloured themselves.
and remains on until the selector is
turned back to the Finish position).
                                           M Switch off the washing machine.
K Open the drum door
                                           ^ Press and release the I-On/0-Off
^ Press the Door button.                     button and turn the programme
                                             selector to Finish. The Anti-crease/
L Remove the laundry.
                                             Finish light will then go out.
 ,Only remove laundry from the             N Close the drum door
 machine once the drum has
                                           Otherwise there is the danger of
 stopped turning. Reaching into a
                                           objects being placed inadvertently in
 moving drum is extremely
                                           the drum. If these remained unnoticed
 dangerous and could result in injury.
                                           and were washed in the next load, they
                                           could damage the laundry.

^ Check the folds in the door seal for
  any small articles, e.g. buttons which
  may be lodged there.

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Garment care label symbols

Adding or removing laundry                The door cannot be opened, if:
after a programme has started             – the suds temperature is above 55°C.
Laundry can be added or removed           – the water is above a certain level.
after the programme has started when
using the following programmes:           – the programme has reached the
                                            Final spin stage.
– Cottons
– Minimum iron
– Quick wash
– Mixed wash
– Starch
^ Press the Door button in and hold it
  until the door springs open.
^ Add or remove items.
^ Close the door.
The programme will continue
automatically.

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Garment care label symbols

Interrupting a programme                  Skipping a programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine off with     ^ Turn the programme selector to
  the I-On/0-Off button.                    Finish.
To continue with the same programme:      As soon as the programme sequence
                                          indicator light for the programme stage
^ Switch the washing machine back on
                                          you want the programme to continue at
  again with the I-On/0-Off button.
                                          starts flashing:

Altering a programme once                 ^ Turn the programme selector back
selected                                    again to the appropriate programme
                                            within 4 seconds.
The machine will accept the following
changes after a programme has             To cancel or select a different
started:
                                          programme
– at any time after the start, the spin
                                          ^ Switch the washing machine off with
  speed can be changed within the
                                            the I-On/0-Off button.
  limits for the programme.
                                          ^ Turn the programme selector to
– up to 6 minutes after the start, the
                                            Finish.
  Water plus additional option can be
  selected or de-selected and a           The programme has now been
  different temperature can be            cancelled.
  selected for the programme in use.
                                          ^ Switch the washing machine back on
After the start of a programme it is no     with the I-On/0-Off button.
longer possible to select a different
                                          ^ Select a different programme.
programme.
                                          ^ Press the Start button.
If the programme selector is moved, the
indicator light Anti-crease/Finish will
start flashing. However, the programme
sequence remains unaffected. The
indicator light will go out again when
the programme selector is moved back
to the programme previously chosen.

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Garment care label symbols

Programme sequence
                                                        Minimum iron
This washing machine has fully
electronic controls with automatic load     Main wash
recognition. This machine takes in the      Water level: low
right amount of water required for the      Wash rhythm: normal
programme depending on the amount           Rinses
of laundry and its absorbency rate. This
                                            Water level: high
means that programme cycles and
durations shown in the display can          No of rinses: 2 or 31)
vary.                                       Spinning
                                            Rinse and interim spin2): yes
The programme sequences outlined
below are based on the basic                Final spin: yes
programme with a full load. Additional
options which can be selected have not                    Delicates
been taken into account.                    Main wash
The programme sequence indicator            Water level: high
lights show the stage the programme         Wash rhythm: Gentle action
has reached.                                Rinses
                Cottons                     Water level: high
Main wash                                   No of rinses: 3
Water level: low                            Spinning
Wash rhythm: normal                         Rinse and interim spin: no
Rinses                                      Final spin: yes
Water level: medium
No of rinses: 2 or 31)                                     Silks /
Spinning                                    Main wash
Rinse and interim spin2): yes               Water level: medium
Final spin: yes                             Wash rhythm: Silks
                                            Rinses
                                            Water level: medium
                                            No of rinses: 2
                                            Spinning
                                            Rinse and interim spin: no
                                            Final spin: yes

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Garment care label symbols

            Woollens /                             Starch
Main wash                       Water level: low
Water level: medium             Wash rhythm: normal
Wash rhythm: Woollens           Final spin: yes
Rinses
Water level: medium                          Separate rinse
No of rinses: 2                 Water level: high
Spinning                        No of rinses: 2
Rinse and interim spin2): yes   Final spin: yes
Final spin: yes

             Quick wash         Special features in the programme
                                sequences:
Main wash
Water level: low                Anti-crease:
Wash rhythm: normal             At the end of every programme, with
Rinses                          the exception of the Woollens
Water level: medium             programme, the anti-crease action
No of rinses: 2                 switches on for a maximum of 30
                                minutes. The door can be opened and
Spinning
                                laundry removed at any time during the
Rinse and interim spin2): yes   anti-crease phase.
Final spin: yes                 1)
                                  A third rinse takes place
                                automatically if:
             Mixed wash
                                – there is too much foam in the drum
Main wash
Water level: low                – a spin speed of lower than 700 rpm
Wash rhythm: normal               has been selected.
Rinses                          – Without spin has been selected
Water level: high               2)
                                     Rinse and interim spin:
No of rinses: 2
                                There is a spin between the rinses.
Spinning
Rinse and interim spin2): yes   Omitting rinse and interim spin:
Final spin: yes                 Select Without spin on the spin speed
                                display.

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Detergent
All modern detergents produced for             The right amount to dispense will
automatic washing machines are                 depend on the following:
suitable, including liquid, compact
                                               – The quantity of laundry.
(concentrated), tablets, liquid tablets
and special application detergents.            – The soiling level of the laundry.
Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these        Lightly soiled
are supplied with the detergent. Tablets         No visible dirt or stains. Possibly
are suitable for full loads but note that it     slight body odour.
may be impractical to reduce tablets for         Normally soiled
smaller loads. Some tablets do not               Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight
dissolve as rapidly as others and may            stains.
not be suitable for Quick wash                   Heavily soiled
programmes.                                      Stains and soiling clearly visible.
                                               – The water hardness level.
Woollens and knitwear containing wool
mixtures and hand-washable garments              Check with your local water supplier
should be washed using a detergent               if you do not know the water
specifically designed for washing                hardness level in your area.
woollens.                                      Water softeners
Silk should be washed using a liquid           A water softener can be used to cut
detergent specifically designed for            down on the use of detergents in
washing woollens. Do not use                   extremely hard water areas. Dispense
biological detergents on silk as the           according to the amount specified on
enzymes may damage the silk!                   the packaging. First add detergent and
                                               then the water softener.
Instructions for use and recommended
                                               Use a quantity of detergent as for soft
amounts for a full load are given on the
                                               water.
detergent packaging.
                                               Miele do not recommend connecting
                                               the machine to a household water
Liquid detergent
                                               softener.
Liquid detergent should be dispensed
using a ball provided by the manufac-          Washing with several
turer for programmes without a pre-            components
wash.
                                               If you wash using several components
For programmes with a pre-wash you             (e.g. special application detergents),
will need to purchase a special con-           dispense them into compartment j in
tainer from the Miele Spare Parts de-          the following order:
partment which sits in the main wash           1. Detergent
compartment j of the detergent dis-            2. Water softener
penser drawer. Add liquid detergent to
this container for the main wash and to        3. Stain remover
compartment i for the pre-wash.                This way the agents are distributed
                                               more efficiently.
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Detergent

Fabric conditioners and liquid              If starching frequently, the dispenser
starch                                      compartment and especially the
Fabric conditioners make garments soft      siphon tube and conditioner channel
to handle and help prevent static cling     will need regular cleaning to remove
when tumble drying.                         any residual starch. See "Cleaning
                                            the detergent dispenser drawer".
Starch stiffens and gives body to items     Do not add starch formulations or
of laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and    viscous liquid starch to the §
bed linen.                                  compartment as it will clog it up. See
^ Dispense according to the amount          "Adding starch separately".
  specified on the packaging.
                                           Adding fabric conditioner separately
Automatic dispensing of fabric             ^ Add fabric conditioner to
conditioner or liquid starch to               compartment §.
laundry at the end of a programme          ^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
                                           ^ Select a spin speed.
                                           ^ Press the Start button.
                                           Adding starch separately
                                           Use the separate Starch programme
                                           when using starch formulations or
                                           viscous liquid starch.
                                           ^ Prepare and measure the starch in
                                              accordance with the manufacturer’s
                                              instructions.
                                           ^ Add starch to compartment i.
                                           ^ Turn the programme selector to Starch.
                                           ^ Select a spin speed.
                                           ^ Press the Start button.

^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid     Colour run and dye removers/
  starch to compartment §. Do not          dyes
  exceed the maximum level mark.
                                           ^ Do not use colour run or dye
The conditioner or liquid starch is          removers in this washing machine.
automatically dispensed in the last        ^ Dyes suitable for use in domestic
rinse. At the end of the programme a         washing machines can be used.
small amount of water remains in the         However, please note that the salt
fabric conditioner compartment §.            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.
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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
 prior to cleaning the machine.
                                           up in the machine. These can occur
                                           when washing is mainly done at low
^ Clean the casing with a mild non-
                                           temperatures, and also lead to
  abrasive detergent or soap and
                                           unpleasant smells. If you have no
  water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
                                           reason to wash occasionally at this high
^ Clean the fascia panel with a damp       temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C
  cloth and wipe dry with a soft cloth.    programme with detergent but no
                                           laundry at regular intervals.
^ 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.
 The washing machine must not be
 hosed down.

E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic
and chrome without the use of
chemicals. It can be washed 300 times.

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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove detergent residues regularly.

                                             ^ Clean the siphon.
                                             1. Remove the siphon from
                                                compartment §. Wash under
                                                running warm water. Clean the
^ Pull out the detergent dispenser              siphon tube in the same way.
  drawer until a resistance is felt. Press
  down the release catch and at the          2. Replace the siphon.
  same time pull the drawer right out of     Over time, detergent residue can build
  the machine.                               up in the water jets in the top of the
^ Clean the detergent drawer with            detergent drawer housing.
  warm water.                                ^ Before replacing the detergent
                                               drawer, use a bottle brush or similar
                                               to clean them out.

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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
appliance, 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 accordance with local and national safety
 regulations. Unauthorised repairs could be dangerous.

The programme does not start.
        Problem               Possible cause                    Remedy
The Anti-crease/Finish There is no power.             Check that
indicator light is not                                – the mains plug is plugged
on, or the Start                                        in and switched on.
indicator light is not                                – the fuse or circuit breaker
flashing.                                               has not tripped.
The programme does        The washing machine           Prepare the machine as
not start when Drain/     has not been prepared         described in "Before using
Spin has been             for using for the first time. for the first time".
selected.

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Problem solving guide

The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes
on.
         Problem                Possible cause                    Remedy A
The Check drain light       The water outlet is         Clean the fluff filter and the
flashes.                    blocked.                    drain pump as described in
                                                        "Problem solving guide -
                                                        Opening the drum door in
                                                        the event of a blocked drain
                                                        outlet and/or power failure".
                            The drain hose has          The maximum drain height is
                            been fixed too high.        1 m.
The Check inlet light       The water inlet is          Open the stopcock.
flashes.                    blocked.
                            The filter in the water     Clean the filter.
                            inlet hose is dirty.
The Check inlet and         The water protection        Call the Service Department.
Check drain lights are      system has reacted.
flashing.
The Soak/Pre-wash or There is a fault.                  Start the programme again.
Rinses indicator light is                               If the fault indicators occur
flashing.                                               again, contact the Service
                                                        Department.

A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
  I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.

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Problem solving guide

A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme
continues as normal.
        Problem             Possible cause                  Remedy A
The Check drain light      The drain outlet is Clean the drain filter and the drain
flashes.                   restricted.         pump as described in "Problem
                                               solving guide - Opening the drum
                                               door in the event of a blocked
                                               drain outlet and/or power failure".
The Check inlet light      The water inlet is   Check whether
flashes.                   restricted.          – the stopcock is opened wide
                                                  enough.
                                                – the inlet hose is kinked.
                           The filter in the   Clean the filter.
                           water inlet hose is
                           dirty.
The Excess detergent       Excessive foam       Use less detergent next time and
check light comes on.      has built up         follow the manufacturer’s
                           during washing.      instructions on dosage given on
                                                the packaging.
The Main wash              There is a fault.    Start the programme again.
indicator light is                              If the fault indicator occurs again,
flashing.                                       contact the Service Department.
The Anti-crease/Finish The position of the programme selector was altered
indicator light is     after the start of the programme. Turn the programme
flashing.              selector back to the programme previously chosen.

A To switch off the fault indicator: switch the washing machine off with the
  I-On/0-Off button and turn the programme selector to Finish.

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Problem solving guide

General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result
       Problem               Possible cause                  Remedy
The machine shakes       The four feet are not     Level the machine. See
during the spin cycle.   resting evenly on the     installation.
                         floor.
The laundry has not      The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed
been spun                was too low.            next time.
satisfactorily.
The pump makes           These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of
strange noises.          a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
Large residues of        The water supply          – Clean the filter in the water
detergent remain in      pressure is too low.        inlet system.
the dispenser drawer.                              – It may be useful to press
                                                     the Water plus button.
                         Washing powder used     Pour washing powder into
                         with water softener     the dispenser before adding
                         tends to become sticky. any water softener.
Fabric conditioner is The siphon is either         Clean the siphon, see
not completely        incorrectly positioned or    "Cleaning and care -
dispensed or too      clogged.                     Cleaning the detergent
much water remains in                              drawer".
the § compartment.
When laundry is dry it   Too vigorous wash         Programme in gentle action
feels hard to the        action.                   and more water.
touch.                   Not enough detergent      Increase detergent dose to
                         used.                     prevent limescale build up in
                                                   laundry.
                         No fabric conditioner     Use fabric conditioner in last
                         used.                     rinse.

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     Problem            Possible cause                     Remedy
Liquid detergent Liquid detergents do        – Use a general purpose washing
does not give the not contain bleaching        machine powder containing a
required result.  agents. They do not          bleaching agent.
                  remove fruit, coffee       – Pour stain removers into compart-
                  and tea stains.              ment j of the dispenser drawer
                                               and liquid detergent into a
                                               dispenser ball.
                                             – Never put stain removers and
                                               liquid detergent together in the
                                               dispenser drawer.
Grey, greasy       Insufficient amounts of – Add more detergent.
particles cling to detergent were used – Before washing the next load run
washed laundry. to break down the            a Cottons 95°C programme with
                   particles of grease in    powder detergent but without a
                   heavily soiled laundry.   load.
A stale smell is     Low temperature         Before washing the next load run a
in the drum and      washing.                Cottons 95°C programme with
on laundry.                                  powder detergent but without a load.
There are white      The detergent           – Try and brush off the residues with
residues which       contained compounds       a soft brush once the laundry is
look like powder     (zeolites) to aid water   dry.
detergent on         softening which are     – Use a liquid detergent to wash
dark coloured        not soluble in water.     dark coloured textiles. Liquid
laundry.             These have ended up       detergents usually contain no
                     on the laundry.           zeolites.
Machine is           Machine connected to Connect machine to mains water
constantly over-     a water softener.    and dose detergent for hard water.
foaming/excess       Too much detergent      Reduce detergent.
detergent light is   was used.
on.
                     Too little detergent    Increase detergent slightly to bring
                     was used.               back foam suppressant ingredients.
Clothes are          Programme was           Reduce quantity of clothes in drum.
coming out           overloaded.
creased.             The wrong           – Check care labels with section
                     programme was used.   "How to wash correctly".
                                         – Use easy iron conditioners.

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Problem solving guide

The drum door does not open when you press the Door button.
         Problem                                    Remedy
The machine is not            Put the plug in the socket and switch on.
connected to the
electricity supply.
The washing machine is        Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
not switched on.
Power cut.                    Open the drum door as described in the section
                              "Opening the door in the event of a power failure".
The door was not              Press hard against the lock side of the drum door
correctly engaged.            and then press the Door button.
There is still water in the   Clean the fluff (drain) filter and the drain pump.
drum and the machine is
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.
                                        To interrupt the flow of water:

^ Use it to open the access flap.       ^ 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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Problem solving guide

Customer contact                              Optional accessories
In the event of any faults which you          Optional accessories for this washing
cannot remedy yourself please contact         machine are available from your Miele
                                              Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts
– Your Miele dealer or
                                              Department.
– Your nearest Miele Service
  Department (see back cover for the           Please note that telephone calls may
  address).                                    be monitored and recorded to
                                               improve our service.
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance, both of which are shown on
the data plate visible at the top inside of
the door above the porthole glass when
the door is open.

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Installation and connection

Front view

a Inlet hose (tested to withstand   h Detergent dispenser drawer
  pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
                                    i Drum door
b Electricity supply cable
                                    j Access to fluff filter, drain pump and
c - f Flexible drain hose (with       emergency release
      detachable swivel elbow)
                                    k Handle recesses for moving the
g Fascia panel with controls          machine
                                    l Four height adjustable feet

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Installation and connection

Rear view

a Protruding lid for holding when   e Transit bar covers
  moving the machine
                                    f Restraining clip for:
b Electricity supply cable
                                    – Inlet hose
c Inlet hose (tested to withstand
                                    – Drain hose
  pressure of at least 7,000 kPa)
                                    – Electricity supply cable
d Drain hose
                                    – Transit bars when removed

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Installation and connection

Installation surface                         Installing the washing machine
A concrete floor is the most suitable        To manoeuvre the machine out of its
installation surface for a washing           packing case to its installation site hold
machine, being far less prone to             it by the edge of the lid where it
vibration during the spin cycle than         protrudes to the rear of the washing
wooden floorboards or a carpeted             machine as well as by the handle
surface.                                     recesses at the front.
Please note the following points:            Please note:
^ The machine must be level and              ^ Do not lift the machine by the drum
  securely positioned.                         door.
^ To avoid vibrations during spinning,
  the machine should not be installed
                                              ,Ensure that the machine feet and
                                              the floor are dry to prevent the
  on soft floor coverings.
                                              machine from slipping during the
If installing on a wooden joist floor:        spin cycle.
^ We recommend a plywood base
  (at least 59x52x3 cm). The base            Removing the transit fittings
  should span several joists and be
  bolted to the joists and not only to the
  floorboards. Check for the presence
  of pipes and cables.
If possible, install the machine in a
corner, as this is usually the most stable
part of the floor.

  ,If the machine is installed on a
  raised plinth, it has to be secured
  against slippage during spinning
  using retaining clips (available from
  the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
                                             ^ To remove the left and right covers
                                             1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the
                                                cover as illustrated.
                                             2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.

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