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Miele OPTIMA SERIES G 2420 Operating Instructions Manual

Miele dishwasher user manual.

 
Operating instructions
Optima Series
G 2420
G 2430
UV
To prevent accidents
and machine damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 06 696 050

Summary of Contents

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    Operating instructions Optima Series G 2420 G 2430 To prevent accidents and machine damage read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 06 696 050...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Loading the dishwasher ........

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Problems water intake/drain ......... 37 General problems with the dishwasher ....... . . 38 Sounds .

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    WARNING – When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before installation or use of the dishwasher to prevent injury and machine damage. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damage or injury caused by improper use of this appliance.

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    Do not install or use a damaged dishwasher. A damaged appliance is dangerous. Unplug the machine and call your Miele dealer or the Miele Technical Service Department. Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children.

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    It will destroy the rinse aid compartment and water softener. If the power cord is damaged it must only be replaced by a Miele Service technician with a genuine Miele power cord. Disposal of an appliance...

  • Page 7: Guide To The Dishwasher

    Upper basket d Middle spray arm e Air inlet for drying (depending on model) f Lower spray arm Guide to the dishwasher g Filter combination h Data plate i Child Safety Lock in the door handle (not visible) j Rinse aid reservoir...

  • Page 8: Control Panel

    Guide to the dishwasher Control panel a Programs with indicators b Glasscare indicator c Time display d Detergent indicator e Program sequence indicator f s button (On/Off button) g Check / Refill indicators h Start / Stop button with indicator...

  • Page 9: Caring For The Environment

    ^ For fastest possible wash times, yet higher energy consumption, connect the dishwasher to a hot water source. ^ Make full use of the baskets without overloading for the most economical washing.

  • Page 10: Before Using For The First Time, To Open The Door, To Close The Door

    To open the door ^ Press the release catch inside the door grip. If the door is opened during operation, the dishwasher will stop running. Once the door is closed the program will restart. To close the door ^ Push the baskets in.

  • Page 11: Water Softener, Checking The Water Hardness

    ^ Turn the dishwasher off s. ^ Press the "Start/Stop" button and at the same time turn the dishwasher on s. Hold the "Start/Stop" button until the "Start/Stop" indicator comes on. If it does not come on, start over.

  • Page 12: Filling The Salt Container

    ^ Clean any excess salt from the threads of the reservoir opening. Screw the lid on firmly. ^ If the dishwasher will not be used immediately, run the "Short" program. This will remove any traces of salt from inside the wash cabinet.

  • Page 13: Salt Indicator

    After the reservoir has been filled, the water softener is automatically reactivated the next time the dishwasher is started. The "Salt" indicator will be lit during this process. Before using for the first time...

  • Page 14: Rinse Aid, Adding Rinse Aid

    Before using for the first time Rinse aid Rinse aid helps to prevent spotting on dishes and glassware. The rinse aid is filled in the reservoir and the set amount will be automatically dosed. Filling the rinse aid reservoir with detergent will damage the reservoir.

  • Page 15: Rinse Aid Indicator, Adjusting The Dosage

    ^ Turn the dishwasher off s. ^ Press the "Start/Stop" button and at the same time turn the dishwasher on s. Hold the "Start/Stop" button until the "Start/Stop" indicator comes on. If it does not come on, start over.

  • Page 16: Loading The Dishwasher

    Wax, grease and paint will cause permanent discoloration and damage to the dishwasher. ^ Scrape food from dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, rinsing is not necessary. ^ Some foods contain natural dyes, e.g. carrots or tomatoes. Plastic items may discolor permanently if they come in contact with food dyes.

  • Page 17: Items Not Recommended For Dishwashing

    – When purchasing new dishes, glasses and cutlery, make sure they are dishwasher safe. Only wash items marked "dishwasher safe" in the dishwasher. – If fine glassware is washed in the dishwasher select the "China &...

  • Page 18: Cutlery Tray

    Loading the dishwasher Cutlery tray (depending on model) ^ Arrange the cutlery as shown in the cutlery tray. For easier unloading cutlery should be grouped in zones, one for knives, one for forks, one for spoons, etc. Place knives with the cutting edge down and forks with the prongs between the holders.

  • Page 19: Cutlery Basket

    ^ Place small spoons in the individual slots to either side of the cutlery basket. Loading the dishwasher Spoon inserts for the cutlery basket The supplied insert is designed to wash heavily soiled spoons. The individual slots allow the water to better reach the surface of each spoon.

  • Page 20: Upper Basket

    Loading the dishwasher Upper basket Always use the dishwasher with the upper and lower basket inserted. ^ Load the upper basket with small, lightweight, or delicate items such as cups, saucers, glasses, dessert bowls and flat pans. ^ Long items such as soup ladles,...

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    Removable spike insert The spike insert can be removed to create more space for larger items, e.g. a saucepan. Loading the dishwasher Removing the insert a: ^ To remove an insert, gently pull up on the handle. Inserting the insert b:...

  • Page 22: Adjusting The Upper Basket

    Loading the dishwasher Adjusting the upper basket The upper basket can be raised or lowered to accommodate tall items. The basket can also be angled to fit tall items in both, the upper and lower baskets. The angles should not be set to opposite extremes.

  • Page 23: Lower Basket

    Lower basket ^ For larger and heavier items such as plates, serving platters, saucepans, bowls, etc. Loading the dishwasher...

  • Page 24: Lower Basket Inserts

    Lower basket inserts PlateGuard Plus with StemGuard The comfort insert is designed for cups, glasses, plates, bowls and pots. ^ The insert sits comfortably in the left side of the lower basket. ^ To insert tall items, raise the cup rest. ^ Lean or hang stemmed glassware such as wine or champagne glasses in the cut outs of the cup rest.

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    Foldable Spike insert A highly flexible design holds tableware securely. ^ Hook the foldable spike insert into the back right corner of the lower basket. Two rows of spikes can be folded down, to create more room for larger dishware, e.g. pots, pans and bowls. ^ Press down the yellow lever, a, to fold down the spikes, b.

  • Page 26: Basket Accessories

    Basket accessories Additional inserts for the upper and lower baskets may be purchased from your Miele dealer or Miele. Depending on the model some accessories come standard with the machine. Glassware insert GGO Cappuccinatore insert GCEO Multi-function basket GMFO Tall glassware insert GGU...

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    Detergent Dishwasher detergents contain irritant and corrosive ingredients. Avoid inhaling or swallowing dishwasher detergent. Keep children away from detergent. Fill the detergent dispenser only when you are ready to start the dishwasher. Only use detergents formulated for domestic dishwashers. Use only the recommended amount of detergent.

  • Page 28: Adding Detergent

    Adding detergent ^ To open, press the latch on the detergent dispenser. The flap will spring open. The flap is always open at the end of a program. ^ Add detergent to compartment II and close the flap. ^ If a Pre-rinse is desired, and available for your chosen program, add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of detergent to compartment I.

  • Page 29: Turning On, Selecting A Program, Starting A Program

    ^ Make sure the spray arms can rotate freely. ^ Close the door. ^ Open the water tap, if it is closed. ^ Turn the dishwasher on s. The "Start/Stop" indicator flashes and the indicator of the last set program lights.

  • Page 30: Program Guide

    Program guide Program For normally soiled pots and pans Pots & Pans with dried on food, also for heavily soiled dishware, use 120% of normal detergent dose Run-time 125 min For normally soiled dishware Normal Run-time 129 min For temperature sensitive glassware China &...

  • Page 31: Time Display, Glasscare Indicator, Program Sequence Indicator

    ^ Unload the dishwasher. ^ Turn the dishwasher off s. The dishwasher continues to use electricity until turned off with the s button. ^ If the dishwasher is not used for a longer period of time, e.g. vacationing, turn off the water supply.

  • Page 32: Interrupting A Program, Changing A Program

    Open the door with care. The water in the dishwasher is hot. Danger of scalding. Before closing the door again, leave it ajar for approx. 20 secs. This will enable the temperature in the wash cabinet to settle.

  • Page 33: Additional Functions, Detergent Settings

    Detergent settings To achieve best results set the detergent used to your dishwasher. The detergent button allows you to select the function "2 in 1" and "Gel". The program cycle sequence will be adjusted for the selected detergent. Depending on the program the program running time may increase.

  • Page 34: Delay Start

    ^ Turn the dishwasher on s. The "Start/Stop" indicator flashes. ^ Select the desired program with the program button. ^ Press the "Delay Start" button.

  • Page 35: Default Setting

    – "p 1": All settings are factory default. – "p 0": At least one setting was changed. ^ To reset the dishwasher to the factory default, press the program button. The setting is now saved. ^ Turn the dishwasher off s.

  • Page 36: Frequently Asked Questions, Technical Faults

    After a few seconds: – Turn the dishwasher on. – Select the desired program with the program button. – Press the "Start/Stop" button. If the problem persists call Technical Service. – Turn off the water supply. – Call Miele Technical Service.

  • Page 37: Problems Water Intake/drain

    Solution Open the water supply all the way. Before fixing the fault: – Turn the dishwasher off s. – Open the water supply all the way. – Clean the water intake filter, see "User Maintenance Instructions".

  • Page 38: General Problems With The Dishwasher

    Frequently asked questions General problems with the dishwasher Issue Detergent is left in the dispenser at the end of a program. The detergent lid cannot be closed properly. The door and the interior walls are still wet after a program has finished.

  • Page 39: Sounds

    This may be caused by the installation or the diameter of the pipe. Interrupt the program, rearrange items blocking the spray arms. Interrupt the program and rearrange loose pieces. This has no effect on the dishwasher. If in doubt contact a plumber.

  • Page 40: Poor Cleaning Results

    Wash water will run back into the wash cabinet. The rinse aid dosage is set too high. See "Loading the dishwasher". Select a more intensive program, see "Program Guide". Use more detergent, see "Adding detergent". Turn the spray arm and rearrange the dishes if necessary.

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    Increase the dosage, see "Before using for the first time". Refill the salt container, see "Before using for the first time". Reseat it making sure it screws back on correctly. Change detergent, use normal tabs or normal powder detergent. Contact Miele’s Technical Service.

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    Plastics are discolored. There are rust stains on cutlery. Possible fault Detergent deposits. Glasses are not dishwasher safe. The wash temperature of the selected program was too low. The detergent has a low bleaching effect. Natural dyes e.g. from vegetables may be the cause.

  • Page 43: After Sales Service

    Miele’s Service department, Extended Service Contracts offered by other providers for Miele products will not be recognized by Miele. Our goal is to prevent unauthorized (and untrained) service personnel from working on your Miele products, possibly doing further damage to them, you and/or your home.

  • Page 44: Transport

    Transport To transport the dishwasher, e.g. when moving to a new home, note the following: – Empty the dishwasher. – Secure any loose parts, e.g. hoses, cables, cutlery baskets. – Transport the dishwasher in the upright position. If unavoidable it may be transported on its back.

  • Page 45: User Maintenance Instructions

    User Maintenance Instructions To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions before installation or use.

  • Page 46: Cleaning And Care

    The wash cabinet can be cleaned with a dishwasher cleaner such as "Dis Cleaner" available from your Miele dealer, Miele or online at www.store.miele.com. Door and the door seal ^ Wipe the door seals regularly with a damp cloth to remove food deposits.

  • Page 47: Triple Filter System

    The level of soiling and time it takes before the filters need cleaning will vary depending on your household. ^ Turn off the dishwasher before cleaning. Cleaning and Care ^ Turn the handle counterclockwise to release the triple filter system.

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    Cleaning and Care To clean the inside of the filter, the flap must be opened. ^ Push the clips together a and open the flap b. ^ Rinse under running water. ^ Close the flap so that the clip engages. ^ Return the filter so it lies flat in the base of the wash cabinet.

  • Page 49: Cleaning The Spray Arms

    Sometimes particles of food get stuck in the spray arm jets. The spray arms should be inspected and cleaned every 4 - 6 months. ^ Turn off the dishwasher before cleaning. Removing the spray arms ^ Remove the cutlery tray (if present).

  • Page 50: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filter

    If your water contains a large number of insoluble substances, a filter between the water valve and the intake hose connection is recommended. These filters can be purchased from Miele. Cleaning the filter ^ Turn off the dishwasher and pull the plug.

  • Page 51: Cleaning The Drain Pump And Non-return Valve

    If the dishwasher is not completely drained at the end of a program, the drain pump or non-return valve may be blocked. ^ Turn off the dishwasher and pull the plug. ^ Remove the triple filter (see "Triple filter system").

  • Page 53: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions For installation of the dishwasher please refer to the Installation Sheet supplied with these instructions.

  • Page 54: Help To Protect The Environment

    Help to protect the environment Disposal of the packing material The cardboard box and packaging protect the appliance during shipping. These materials are biodegradable and recyclable. Please recycle. Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children.

  • Page 55: Electrical Connection

    Danger of overheating! See data plate on the right side of the door. A damaged power cord must only be replaced with a genuine Miele cord by a Miele service technician. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE GROUNDED.

  • Page 56: Plumbing, Connection To The Water Supply

    Plumbing Connection to the water supply Do not drink water from the dishwasher! – The dishwasher can heat its own water to the temperature required by the wash program. This allows for connection of the machine to either a hot or cold water source. For lowest energy consumption connect the dishwasher to a cold water source.

  • Page 57: Drainage

    5 ft (1.5 m) flexible drain hose with an internal diameter of 7/8" (22 mm). – Drain hose extensions and adapters can be ordered from Miele. The maximum drain hose length is 13 ft. (4 m), max. drain height: 39"...

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    Alterations reserved/1906 M.-Nr. 06 696 050 / 02 G 2420i / G 2430i / en - US...

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