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Operating instructions
Washer
W 1215
UV
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
installation or use.
M.-Nr. 05 874 920

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    Operating instructions Washer W 1215 To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions installation or use. M.-Nr. 05 874 920...

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    Cleaning the washer ........

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    General issues with the washer ........

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    WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons while using your appliance, follow basic safety precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the appliance. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric...

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    For selecting a program. Special features to enhance a wash program. For selecting the desired wash temperature. For selecting the desired spin speed. Allows a service technician to check and update the wash programs. Shows the currect cycle of the wash program.

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    ^ Turn on the water valve. ^ Press the "On/Off" button. ^ Select the "Extra White" program with the program buttons. ^ Press the "Start/Stop" button T. Once the program ends, the washer can be used for laundry. to flush out any...

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    ^ Empty all pockets. Foreign objects left in pockets (e.g. nails, coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to clothes and the machine. ^ Sort the laundry. Only wash items in the machine that are labeled machine washable by the manufacturer.

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    ^ Turn on the washer using the "On/Off" button. ^ Open the drum door using the "Door" button. ^ Load the laundry into the drum. For best results, wash mixed loads of small and large items. This will improve washing effectiveness and help distribute the load evenly.

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    Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive Very Warm Cold No Heat Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive Very Warm Warm No Heat Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive ö Very Hot Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak Sanitize ö Very Hot Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak Warm No Heat...

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    Options: Sensitive Warm No Heat Options: Sensitive No Heat Options: Extended, Heavy soil, Sensitive Warm No Heat Options: None Cold No Heat Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive Sanitize ö Very Hot Very Warm Warm No Heat High For hand washable and machine washable wool and wool blends.

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    A buzzer signals the end of the wash program, or after "No spin". The buzzer will sound until the washer is turned off. Once activated, the buzzer is active in all programs unless turned off.

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    The default temperature and spin speed will automatically be selected for each program. However, you can adjust the temperature and spin speed within the parameters of the selected wash program. ^ Press the "TEMP" and "SPIN" buttons until the indicator of the desired setting lights.

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    – To start the final spin: The washer is set to default to the maximum spin speed of the wash program. You can select a lower spin speed. Start the final spin with the "Start/Stop"...

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    For optimum wash results, it is important to use the correct amount of detergent. – Ineffective cleaning of laundry; fabrics may become gray and stiff over time. – Grease stains on the laundry. – Hard water deposits on the heating element.

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    Use only high-efficiency, low sudsing laundry detergent formulated for front loading washing machines. For wool and wool blend fabrics, use a detergent specially formulated for woolens. Follow instructions on the detergent packaging for the correct use and amount of detergent. Adjust the amount of detergent if the load is smaller or more or less soiled than normal.

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    Hardness Water Water German level quality hardness hardness in mmol/l °d soft 0 - 1.3 0 - 7 moderate 1.3 - 2.5 7 - 14 hard to over 2.5 over 14 very hard If the water hardness level is between II and III, you can soften the water to reduce detergent consumption.

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    Fabric softener added to the wash program will make fabrics feel softer and will reduce static cling in the dryer. ^ Open the lid of the fabric softener compartment §. ^ Pour the amount of liquid fabric softener into the compartment according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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    ^ The starch will be dispensed during the final rinse. At the end of the program, a small amount of water will remain in the fabric softener compartment. Do not use fabric dyes in this washer!

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    For the first 10 minutes, the washer calculates the water absorbency of the laundry. The overall program time might be shortened or lengthened. ^ Press the "START" button until the "Child Lock" indicator lights up. See "Locking the washer" for further details.

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    Do not attempt to remove laundry from the washer if the drum is turning. You may seriously injure yourself. If the drum turns with the door open, contact Miele’s Technical Service Department. ^ Remove the laundry. ^ Check the folds of the door seal for any small articles which may have been trapped.

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    ^ Press the "Start/Stop T" button. The washer drains the wash water away and the program is cancelled. ^ Press the "Door" button. ^ Turn off the washer using the "On/Off" button. ^ Turn on the washer using the "On/Off" button.

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    Once the program has started, the washer cannot make adjustments for the load size. After adding or removing laundry, the washer will default to the water and electrical consumption of a full load. The time remaining will automatically adjust. – the water temperature is greater than –...

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    – The washer must be turned off. – The drum door must be closed. Press and hold the "Sensitive" and "TEMP" buttons until step . Turn on the washer using the "On/Off" button. Press the "Extended / Heavy Soil / Soak" button three times.

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    ^ Clean the drum with a stainless steel cleaner specially formulated for use in a washing machine. This type of cleaner is available from Miele’s Technical Service Department. Detergent residue should be cleaned out regularly.

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    Occasionally, small objects (buttons, coins, etc.) may become trapped in the lint trap. If the machine does not drain completely, the lint trap should be checked to ensure that it is free of foreign objects. ^ Turn off the appliance with the "On/Off"...

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    Once the flow of water stops: ^ Remove the drain filter lid. ^ Remove any foreign objects or lint from the filter. ^ Check that the drain pump impeller (in the back of the chamber) rotates freely by spinning with your hand. ^ Return the drain filter and tighten into place.

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    Quick Guide Please read all instructions, especially the "Important Safety Instructions", using the washer.

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    ^ Empty all pockets. ^ Sort the laundry by fabric and color. ^ Pretreat stains. ^ Turn on the washer using the "On/Off" button. ^ Open the drum door by using the "Door" button. ^ Load the laundry. ^ Close the drum door.

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    ^ Press the "Start/Stop" T button. ^ Hold the "START" button until the "Child Lock" indicator lights up. ^ Open the drum door using the "Door" button. ^ Remove the laundry. ^ Turn off the washer using the "On/Off" button. ^ Close the drum door.

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    Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive Hot 8, Very Warm EC, Warm 7B, Cold 6A, No Heat e Max, High For a quick load of colorfast items. Extended, Heavy Soil, Soak, Sensitive Hot 8, Very Warm EC, Warm 7B, Cold 6A, No Heat e For clothing that tends to wrinkle easily.

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    The washer has two water inlet filters to protect each inlet valve. These filters should be checked every 6 months and cleaned, if necessary. (This may need to be performed more frequently with some water supplies). ^ Turn off the water valve.

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    The washer has no power. The electronic lock function is activated. The door is not properly closed. Check to determine if: – the washer is plugged in. – the circuit breaker has been tripped. Deactivate the lock function. Close the drum door.

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    To turn off the fault message: Turn off the washer using the "On/Off" button. The drain is blocked. Clean the drain pump and lint trap. See "Washer care - Cleaning the drain pump and lint trap". The drain hose is too The maximum drain pump high.

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    Use less detergent in the next wash program. Restart the program. If the fault message appears again, call Miele’s Technical Service Department. Level the machine (see Installation Instructions.) – Clean the water intake hose filter under running...

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    – Run a "Normal - Hot" program with liquid detergent to clean the washer before using it for laundry again. – After drying, remove white residue with a clothing brush. – Add a water softener to the...

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    As a safeguard against scalding, the drum door cannot be opened if the wash water temperature is over 130°F (55°C). Insert the plug into the outlet. Turn on the washer using the "On/Off" button. Deactivate the program lock as described in "Locking the washer - Electronic program lock".

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    ^ Open the detergent dispenser drawer. ^ Remove the tool. ^ Open the lint trap door. ^ Drain the water from the washer as described in "Washer care / "Cleaning the drain pump and lint trap." Make sure the machine is turned off and the drum has stopped turning.

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    The washer is covered by the warranty for 2 years from the date of installation. See the Warranty booklet for details. Optional accessories are available at your Miele dealer or through Miele’s Technical Service Department.

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    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS...

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    The cardboard box and packing materials protect the appliance during shipping. They have been designed to be biodegradable and recyclable. Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children, as they pose a danger of suffocation.

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    a Hot water intake hose b Cold water intake hose c Power cord d - g Drain hose (with adjustable and removable elbow) showing drain options h Control panel i Detergent dispenser drawer j Drum door k Access panel to drain filter and drain pump l Recessed grip m Four height- adjustable feet...

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    a Lid excess end with transport grips b Power cord c Cold water intake hose d Hot water intake hose e Drain hose f Shipping struts with rotary protection g Mounting for: – Water intake hose – Drain hose – Power cord –...

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    It is best to install the washer in the corner of a room, where the stability of the floor is at its greatest.

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    ^ Lift the machine from its shipping pallet and move it to the installation site. Ensure that the machine’s feet and the floor are dry to prevent slippage during the spin cycle. ^ Remove the left and right rotary protection. .

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    ^ Turn the left shipping strut counterclockwise 90° with the enclosed combination wrench. ^ Pull out the shipping strut. ^ Turn the right shipping strut counterclockwise 90° with the enclosed combination wrench. ^ Pull out the shipping strut.

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    ^ Close the holes with the rotary protection and their caps. ^ Fasten the shipping struts at the rear side of the washer. Take care to insert the drill holes b onto the spigot a. Do not move the washer without the shipping struts in place.

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    "walking" across the floor during use. The washer is levelled by adjusting the four feet: ^ Tip the machine slightly and place a support, such as a block of wood, underneath it.

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    An installation manual is supplied with the countertop kit. (* available from your Miele dealer or Miele’s Technical Service Department). A washer stand is available to raise the machine for convenience. It has a drawer to store cleaning essentials.

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    Make sure that the sealing ring is seated properly on the hose connector. Replace the hose with a genuine Miele hose only, or with a hose able to withstand up to 145 psi (10 bar) pressure. The water valve connector must also be able to withstand 145 psi (10 bar).

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    Connect the cold water intake hose (blue mark) to the cold water valve and the hot water intake hose (red mark) to the hot water valve. If the machine is being connected to a cold water supply , both the hot and cold water intake hoses must be attached to the cold water valve through the use of a Y adapter...

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    If desired, the drain hose may be extended to run a maximum of 16 feet, as long as the 4 feet height is not exceeded. Hose extensions are available from your dealer or Miele’s Technical Service Department.

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    30 Amp line . This dual receptacle, wall mounted connection box can connecting a Miele clothes washer and a Miele clothes dryer to an existing 30 Amp (NEMA 10-30R) outlet. For more information on the "Easy Installation Kit," or if you have questions...

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