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Operating and Installation
W 4800
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
M.-Nr. 06 982 311


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    Operating and Installation Instructions Washer W 4800 en - US, CA To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 06 982 311...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Guide to the washer........

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    General problems with the washer ........

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    However, under certain conditions it may be possible for an installation in these applications. Please contact the Miele Technical Service Dept. with specific requirements. Do not install or use a washer with visible damage.

  • Page 5: Save These Instructions

    Faulty components must only be replaced with genuine Miele spare parts. If the power cord is damaged it must only be replaced by a Miele Service technician with a genuine Miele power cord. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more.

  • Page 6: Guide To The Washer

    Guide to the washer Control panel a PROGRAMS buttons e- to select a wash program. b OPTIONS buttons Special features to enhance a wash program. c TEMP button to select the wash temperature. d SPIN speed button to select the spin speed.

  • Page 7: Before Using For The First Time

    ^ Turn on the water supply. The washer is ready for the first use. The "Normal" program indicator lights. ^ Press the "Start" button. Once the program has finished the first use is complete.

  • Page 8: Using The Washer

    Using the washer 1. Prepare and sort the laundry ^ Empty all pockets. Foreign objects left in pockets (e.g. nails, coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to clothes and the machine. Pretreat stains ^ Tough stains (blood, egg, coffee, tea, etc.) or badly soiled areas (collars...

  • Page 9: Load The Laundry

    For best results, wash mixed loads of small and large items. This will improve washing effectiveness and help distribute the load evenly. Using the washer ^ Close the drum door. To prevent damage, make sure that there is no clothing caught between the drum door and the seal.

  • Page 10: Select A Program

    Using the washer 3. Select a program ^ Press the "PROGRAMS" button e or - until the desired program indicator lights.

  • Page 11: Program Guide

    Items which have come in contact with the skin or have special hygienic High spin requirements. Max spin High spin Med spin For delicate items made from synthetics. Slow spin Hold No spin Using the washer Item / Tip of the way. Items...

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    Using the washer Temperature Woolens Options: Sensitive, Buzzer Warm Cold No Heat Silk Options: Buzzer Cold No Heat Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Sensitive, Buzzer Handwash Warm Cold No Heat Sturdy Options: Extended, Heavy Soil, Sensitive, Buzzer Warm Cold No Heat...

  • Page 13: Select A Temperature And Final Spin Speed

    – Selecting / Starting the final spin The washer is set by default to the maximum spin speed of the wash program. ^ You can select a lower spin speed.

  • Page 14: Select An Option

    Sensitive An additional final rinse that washes away detergent residue and scents. Buzzer A buzzer sounds the end of the wash program or after "Hold". The buzzer sounds until the washer is turned off.

  • Page 15: Add Detergent

    Very visible soiling or stains. Use the "Heavy soil" function and add detergent in the Heavy soil compartment as described. Using the washer Too little detergent may cause: – Ineffective cleaning of laundry; fabrics may become gray and stiff over time.

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    Using the washer ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer. ^ If you do not use bleach, please remove the insert from the main wash compartment. ^ Add detergent to the desired compartments. – Main wash Detergent for the main wash –...

  • Page 17: Detergents

    You can use all high efficiency detergents which are formulated for household washing machines. Closely follow the requirements of the detergent manufacturer. Normal Wrinkle-free Sanitize Extra White Delicates Woolens Silk Handwash Sturdy Custom only liquid detergent Universal Color Detergent for wool Using the washer Delicate Bleach...

  • Page 18: Fabric After Care

    Using the washer Fabric after care Fabric softener Makes fabrics feel softer and reduces static cling in the dryer. Mild liquid starch A synthetic starch wash that gives fabrics some stiffness. ^ Add the fabric softener or mild liquid starch to the "Softener" compartment.

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    Using the washer Dyes The use of dyes in the washer is only recommended to a degree of usual household use. The salt used for dying may corrode the stainless steel with frequent use.

  • Page 20: Start The Program

    Using the washer 7. Start the program ^ Press the flashing "Start" button. The washer shows the current cycle of the wash program under "STATUS". The drum door will be locked when the program starts. The drum light turns off after the program starts.

  • Page 21: Program End

    ^ Open the drum door. ^ Remove the laundry. Check the drum for any missed pieces of laundry. Items inadvertently left in the washer may be damaged (e.g. shrink or discolor) during the next wash cycle. Using the washer ^ Check the folds of the door seal for any small articles which may have been trapped.

  • Page 22: Canceling A Program

    To select another program ^ Select a new program with the e - buttons. Interrupting a program ^ Press briefly the "Pause" button. The washer interrupts the program and unlocks the door. Continue: ^ Press the "Start" button. Changing a program A program change is not possible after a program has started.

  • Page 23: Adding/removing Laundry During A Wash Program

    ^ Close the drum door. ^ Press the "Start" button. The program will continue automatically. Using the washer The drum door cannot be opened if: – the water temperature is greater than 130°F (55°C). – the water level is too high.

  • Page 24: Cleaning And Care

    If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine should not need to be descaled. If the washer needs to be descaled, use a descaling agent with corrosion protection. These special descaling agents can be purchased from Miele. Use as directed on the packaging.

  • Page 25: Quick Guide

    Quick guide Remove this guide for easy reference Please read all instructions, especially the "Important Safety Instructions", before using the washer.

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    Quick guide 1. Sort the laundry ^ Empty all pockets. ^ Sort the laundry by fabric and color. ^ Pretreat stains. 2. Load the laundry ^ Open the drum door and load the laundry. ^ Close the drum door. To prevent damage to the door seal and clothing, make sure no clothing is caught between the drum door and seal.

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    9. Unload the laundry ^ Open the drum door. ^ Remove the laundry. Check the drum for any missed pieces of laundry. Items inadvertently left in the washer may be damaged (e.g. shrink or discolor) during the next wash cycle.

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    Quick guide Program guide Normal Wrinkle-free Sanitize Extra White Delicates Woolens Silk Handwash Sturdy Custom Options Extended Heavy Soil Sensitive Buzzer The default settings are highlighted in bold.

  • Page 29: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning the detergent drawer ^ Pull out the detergent drawer as far as it goes. Press down on the red release lever and pull the drawer out of the machine. ^ Clean the detergent drawer with warm water. Clean detergent residue regularly. Cleaning and Care Siphon tube and channel 1.

  • Page 30: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the water inlet filters The washer has two water inlet filters to protect each inlet valve. These filters should be checked and cleaned if necessary every 6 months. This may need to be done more frequently with some water supplies.

  • Page 31: Frequently Asked Questions

    The washer has no power. The "child entrapment sensor" has reacted. Solution Check to determine if: – the washer is plugged in. – the circuit breaker has been tripped. ^ Open the drum door. ^ Check the drum for small children or animals.

  • Page 32: The Program Was Canceled, The Buzzer Sounds And The "start" Button Flashes

    Frequently asked questions The program was canceled, the buzzer sounds and the "Start" button flashes. Issue The "FAULT" indicator "Drain" lights. The "FAULT" indicator "Intake" lights. The "FAULT" indicators "Intake" and "Drain" light. The "STATUS" indicators "Pre-Wash" and "Main Wash" light.

  • Page 33: An Error Message Is Displayed At The End Of A Program

    An error message is displayed at the end of a program. Issue The "FAULT" indicator "Drain" lights. The "FAULT" indicator "Intake" lights. The "FAULT" indicator "Oversudsing" lights. Frequently asked questions Possible cause – To turn off the fault message: The drain is blocked. Clean the drain filter and the drain pump.

  • Page 34: General Problems With The Washer

    Frequently asked questions General problems with the washer Issue The washer shakes during the spin cycle. There are unusual sounds coming from the drain pump. Large residues of detergent remain in the dispenser drawer. The fabric softener is not completely...

  • Page 35: Unsatisfactory Wash Results

    – Run the "Sanitize" program without laundry using liquid detergent to clean the washer before using it for laundry again. – After drying, remove white residues with a clothes brush. – In the future add a water...

  • Page 36: The Drum Door Cannot Be Opened

    130°F (55°C). Solution Press the "Pause" button. The door lock opens. Deactivate the Child Lock as described in the chapter "Using the washer - Activate the Child Lock". Open the door as described on the following page.

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    Opening the drum door during a power failure or when the drain is blocked Pull the plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning the washer! ^ Open the detergent dispenser drawer and remove the tool. ^ Open the lint trap door.

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

  • Page 39: After Sales Service

    Miele 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 41: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions To prevent accidents and machine damage read these instructions before installation or use.

  • Page 42: Installation

    Installation Front view a High pressure intake hose, red mark for hot water b High pressure intake hose, blue mark for cold water c Power cord d - g Flexible drain hose with detachable swivel elbow (drain options shown) h Control panel i Detergent dispenser drawer and door opener in case of power failure j Drum door...

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    Rear view a Electrical connection b W-LAN communication module c Rear access with grip for transport d Water intake hose cold water (blue stripes) e Water intake hose hot water (red stripes) f Drain hose g Shipping struts h Brackets for intake and drain hoses Installation...

  • Page 44: Installation Site

    If the machine is installed on a raised platform it must be secured with retaining clips available from your dealer or Miele. If installed on a masonry or concrete base, the base should have a ½" (13 mm) to ¾" (19 mm) high rim.

  • Page 45: Removing The Shipping Struts

    ^ Withdraw the two struts together with the support plate. ^ Cover the two holes with the provided plugs. Movement of the washer without the shipping struts in place should be kept to a minimum. The struts must be reinstalled before the machine is moved.

  • Page 46: Leveling The Washer

    "walking" across the floor during use. Adjust the four leveling feet The washer is leveled by adjusting the four feet. The machine is delivered with all four feet completely screwed in. ^ Tip the machine slightly and place a support, such as a block of wood, underneath it.

  • Page 47: Plumbing

    Replace the hose only with a genuine Miele hose, 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).

  • Page 48: Water Connection

    (available at a hardware store). Both hoses must be connected to a water source or the machine will not function properly. Do not connect the washer to hot water only. ^ Turn on the valve(s) and check for leaks. The water pressure must be within 15 -145 psi (1 -10 bar).

  • Page 49: Drainage

    If desired, the drain hose may be extended to run a maximum of 16 feet (4.9 m), as long as the 4 foot (1.2 m) height is not exceeded. Hose extensions are available from your Miele dealer or Miele. Plumbing...

  • Page 50: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.

  • Page 51: Help Protect Our Environment

    Disposal of the packing material 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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    Alteration rights reserved / 4507 M.-Nr. 06 982 311 / 02 For the most updated manual see the Miele web site.

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  • Tim Nov 01, 2015 08:49:
    All the indicator lights are out, but the drum light is on.
  • carole Oct 10, 2015 08:32:
    how long does a Normal cycle take?
    How much water should I see during the wash?
  • SHERRY May 21, 2015 06:58:
    MY 4800 TOUCHTRONI​C MIELE WASHING machine will not spin