Filling the salt reservoir
Only special, coarse-grained
reactivation salt* should be used in
*Available from Miele. Please see
back page for contact information.
Do not use other types of salt, e.g. table
salt, agricultural or gritting salt. These
could contain components which are
insoluble in water and could damage
the water softener. If in doubt, consult
Miele's Professional Department.
The salt reservoir holds approximately
5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) of salt.
Inadvertently filling the salt
reservoir with detergent will damage
the water softener.
Before filling, make sure you are
using reactivation salt.
^ Remove the bottom basket from the
^ Unscrew the salt reservoir cap.
Important: The salt container must
be filled with 0.6 gal (2.5 l) of water
before adding salt for the first
time. Water does not have to be
added with subsequent refills.
^ Place the funnel (provided) in place.
^ Carefully fill the reservoir with salt.
Displaced water will run out as it is
^ Wipe any residual salt off the screw
^ Screw the cap on firmly.
^ Immediately after this step: Run the
"Rinse" program to remove any traces
of salt from the cabinet.
Note: There may be a delay before the
"Rinse" program starts due to the
reactivation of the water softener.