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Miele NOVOTRONIC W 1918 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for the W 1918

Washing Machine

In order to protect yourself and
avoid damage to your machine,
it is absolutely necessary to read
the operating instructions prior
to installation and operation.
M.-Nr. 05 226 210



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for the W 1918 Washing Machine In order to protect yourself and avoid damage to your machine, it is absolutely necessary to read the operating instructions prior to installation and operation. M.-Nr. 05 226 210...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Guide to the machine..........3 Important safety instructions .
  • Page 3: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine 1 Supply cable 2 High pressure inlet hoses 3 Flexible drain hose, with detachable swivel elbow 4 Detergent dispenser drawer Guide to the machine 5 Control panel 6 Drum door 7 Panel for access to lint filter and drain pump 8 Four height adjustable feet...
  • Page 4 Guide to the machine “Delay start” button. Time display “h mins”. “Door” button; opens the drum door. “ON/OFF” button; to turn machine on or off or to interrupt a programme. The “On” lamp illuminates. Detergent dispenser drawer Compartment i - for the pre-wash. Compartment j - for the main wash.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to per- sons when using your appliance, fol- low basic precautions, including the following: 1. Read all instructions before using the appliance. 2. Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in or soaked in gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other...
  • Page 6: Help Protect Our Environment

    Help protect our environment Help protect our environment Warning - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY IN- STRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. Disposal of the packing material The transport and protective packing is mostly manufactured from the following recycled or recyclable materials: –...
  • Page 7: Economical Usage

    – Use only the correct amount of deter- gent required for the water hardness in your area. Miele recommends the use of low-sudsing detergents, as their characteristics allow them to perform better in front-loading ma- chine than regular powder or liquid detergents.
  • Page 8: Preparing The Laundry

    Preparing the Laundry Preparing the Laundry The headings numbered ( show the operating sequence and can be used as a brief guide. Before washing Prepare the wash load Empty all pockets. Foreign objects inadvertently left in pockets (e.g. nails, coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to clothes and the machine.
  • Page 9: To Start A Programme

    Press the “Door” button to open the door Load the machine Unfold the laundry and place it in the drum. For best results we recommend washing mixed loads consisting of both large and small items. This improves the washing effectiveness and helps distribute the load evenly to keep the machine stable and reduce noise dur- ing spinning.
  • Page 10: End Of Programme

    Do not attempt to remove laundry from the machine if the drum is turning. You may seriously injure yourself. If the drum turns with the door open, contact the Miele Service Department. Remove the wash. Check the folds in the door seal...
  • Page 11: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence To cancel a programme: Turn the programme selector to “Start/Finish”. To interrupt a programme: Press the “ON/OFF” buttton. To continue the programme, turn the machine back on. To change an incorrectly selected programme: Turn the programme selector switch to “Start/Finish”.
  • Page 12: Adding Detergent

    Adding detergent Detergent should be added to compart- ment j at the beginning of each wash cycle. Miele recommends the use of low-suds- ing detergents, as their characteristics allow them to perform better in front- loading machines than regular powder or liquid detergents.
  • Page 13: Adding Fabric Softener Or Starch

    Never mix fabric softener and starch together in compartment p. This can lead to a blockage in the washer’s over- flow system. Using the “Starch” programme for dispensing liquid starch – Prepare the starch solution in accor- dance with the manufacturer’s in-...
  • Page 14: Programmes

    This is because front-loading machines balance the 5 basic washing factors (mechanical action, water, detergent, temperature and time) dif- fently than do vertical tub machines. Miele’s front-loading machines use an ad- vanced hydromatic washing action, precise and steady temperatures, less water and detergent than vertical tub machines but more time.
  • Page 15: Permanent Press

    PERMANENT PRESS For cotton blend fabrics, polyester blends and other synthetics such as ac- rylic, nylon and ramie. 1) Water levels used: wash - low rinse - high (to reduce wrinkling) 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal programme - three Rapid wash = additional options Temperature guidelines: 30°C –...
  • Page 16 Programmes DELICATES For synthetics, machine washable silks, fine washables commonly washed by hand (e.g. blouses, sweaters, but not wool or wool blends), lace or crocheted (non-woolen) items, curtains and knit garments. 1) Water levels used: wash - high rinse - high 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal programme - three Rapid wash...
  • Page 17 HANDWASH/WOOLLENS For all machine washable woollens or hand-washable wool or wool blends, in- cluding blankets and wool mixtures with cotton or rayon. Also suitable for woollens commonly washed by hand (e.g. sweaters) and silks. 1) Water levels used: wash - low rinse - low 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal programme - two...
  • Page 18 Programmes Starch For tablecloths, napkins, aprons, shirts. max/load: 5.0 kg (11 lbs.) max/spin: 1600 rpm Normal run time: 18 min Spin For spinning wet items not washed in the machine (hand washed). Such items must be suitable for machine spinning. max/load: 5.0 kg (11 lbs.) max/spin:...
  • Page 19: Textile Care Symbols

    Textile care symbols The textile care symbols on clothing in- dicate the maximum temperature at which the clothing should be washed and are a good guideline when choos- ing a programme. In choosing a pro- gramme, it can be taken into account that front-loading machines are gentler on clothing than most top-loading, verti- cal tub machines.
  • Page 20: Additional Options

    Additional options Additional options By selecting one or more pushbutton functions, basic programmes can be tailored to the type of laundry being washed. When the “Door” button is pressed, all the other buttons spring out, and the additional options are cancelled. “Pre-wash”...
  • Page 21: Delay Start/Time Remaining Indicator

    Delay start/Time remaining indicator Time display “H:min” The Time display has a dual function. The Delayed start is activated by pressing the button, or; It shows the time remaining in the wash programme. Delay Start If the “Delay start” lamp is blinking, the start of the programme can be delayed up to 9 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Page 22: Programmable Functions

    Customer using the steps shown on the follow- ing pages. There are other programmable func- tions which are reserved for Miele Service Engineers. They are not nor- mally activated, and require access to internal machine components.
  • Page 23 Step 1: Turn off the machine, close the door, and release all pushbuttons. Set the progam selector switch to “Start/Finish”. Step 2: Carry out steps 2 and 3 within 4 seconds. Step 3: Programmable functions Press the “ON/OFF” button Press the “Water plus” button 4 times (i.e.
  • Page 24 Programmable functions Step 4: Select the function desired: Desired function: High water level 5th rinse cycle No water intake through compartment Programme lock (Child safety feature) Set the programme selector to “Rinse”. Continue with Step 5 to activate. Set the programme selector to “Drain”.
  • Page 25 Additional rinse in Rapid wash Step 5: activate the function Step 6: to store in memory Programmable functions Set the programme selector to “HANDWASH/WOOLLENS 30°”. Continue with Step 5 to activate. Press the “Water plus” button twice (i.e. in and out once) to toggle the function “ON/OFF”.
  • Page 26 Programmable functions To check if the function has been stored: Carry out Steps 1 to 4. If the “Rinse 1-2” lamp lights up, the programmable function is activated. Press the “ON/OFF” button. This fi- nishes the check of the program- mable function.
  • Page 27: Cleaning And Care

    USER MAINTENANCE Cleaning and care USER MAINTENANCE Cleaning and care Cleaning the washing machine Clean the casing with a mild non- abrasive detergent or soap and water Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Clean the control panel with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 28 USER MAINTENANCE Cleaning and care Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump Check the fluff (drain) filter initially after 3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out. If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres).
  • Page 29 USER MAINTENANCE Cleaning and care Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely. Clean the fluff filter thoroughly. Remove any foreign objects (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff. Turn the impeller by hand to check that it is free to rotate. Any foreign ob- jects causing an obstruction should be removed.
  • Page 30: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    If a replacement is necessary, use only a genuine Miele inlet hose as other hoses may burst under pressure. To clean the filter in the inlet valve:...
  • Page 31: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Any work done on the electrical components of this appliance should only be performed by a qualified and trained person in accordance with all local and national codes and regulations. Unauthorized repairs may result in personal injury and damage to the machine. What to do if, .
  • Page 32 Problem solving guide What to do if, ..the “Pre-wash”, “Main wash” or “Rinse 1-2” indicator lamp is flashing? . . . The “Rinse & hold” indicator lamp is flashing? . . . The “Final spin” indicator lamp is flashing? .
  • Page 33 Use less detergent for lightly soiled or small loads. – Use a decalcifier suitable for use in washing machines. A product called “Quick” is available from the Miele Parts Department. – Use the correct amount of detergent for the water hardness in your area.
  • Page 34 Problem solving guide What to do if, ..Grey greasy particles cling to washed laundry? . . . Liquid detergent does not give the required result? . . . After washing pilling appears on the fabric? Cause .
  • Page 35: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Power Failure

    Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure To prevent water from spilling onto the floor, make certain the machine is drained before opening the door. Turn off the washing machine. Open the lint trap door and drain off any water as described in the sec- tion on cleaning and care.
  • Page 36: After Sales Service

    If problems occur that cannot be easily remedied, or if the appliance is under warranty, please contact: – Your Miele Dealer or – The Miele Service Department (see back cover). When contacting the Service Depart- ment, please have the model and serial...
  • Page 37: Installation Instructions

    As a general rule, we recommend the installation of the machine (or washer/dryer stack) in the corner of a room where the stability of the floor is at its greatest. Installation Lift the machine from its shipping pallet and move it to the installation site.
  • Page 38 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Withdraw the two struts together with the support plate. Plug the two holes with the plastic caps supplied. The machine should not be moved with- out the transit struts in place. The transit fitting should be stored in a safe place for future use. It must be reinstalled before the ma- chine moved.
  • Page 39: Levelling The Machine

    Levelling the machine To ensure smooth operation, it is essen- tial that the machine is level. Failure to level the machine can result in the machine “banging” in the spin cycle or “walking” across the floor dur- ing operaton. Energy and water use will also increase.
  • Page 40 ") of any other side of the washing machine. Washer / Dryer Stack This Miele washing machine can be in- stalled as part of a washer dryer stack in combination with a Miele tumble dryer. For this purpose, a stacking kit is available from the Miele parts depart- ment or your Miele dealer.
  • Page 41 Any residual water left in the machine from the factory test- ing process can be flushed out as follows: Do not put any laundry in the ma- chine. Add a small amount of detergent to compartment j. Turn on the machine. Press the “Rapid wash”...
  • Page 42: Plumbing

    At pressures below 0.1 Mpa (14 psi), the standard inlet valve of the machine must be exchanged for a low pressure version by an authorized Miele Service Technician. The water supply hoses are equipped with a strainer filter; please do not remove this filter.
  • Page 43: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or break- down, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for the electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment grounding con- ductor and plug.
  • Page 44 Miele offers a “Double Receptacle” which will allow you to use a standard dryer, 4 wire, 30A outlet that most laundry rooms already have. Two 15A Miele appliances can be powered from this kit. For more infomation on the “Double Receptacle”, please contact –...
  • Page 45: Technical Data

    Technical data 1.1 Dimensions Height Width Depth (including distance from wall) Weight Capacity Rated load Fuse rating Water pressure Maximum drain height Drain hose diameter Maximum drain length Power supply Max floor load Technical data 850 mm 595 mm 610 mm 99 kg 5 kg dry laundry 2.8 kW...
  • Page 46 Water consumption: Cottons without prewash Rapid wash - Cottons (3.2 kg) Programme duration Cottons without prewash Rapid wash - Cottons (3.2 kg) Spin speed W 1918 Detergent dispenser: Automatic for: Temperature control variable: " OD hose (included). 95°C 1.30 kWh 60°C...
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