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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3923 WPS
en - GB
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 07 170 860
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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3923 WPS en - GB To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine it is essential to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time. M.-Nr. 07 170 860...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material or machine The transport and protective packing Electrical and electronic appliances / has been selected from materials which machines often contain materials are environmentally friendly for disposal which, if handled or disposed of and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment ......... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............35 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele Waterproof system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions This washing machine is not This washing machine conforms to intended for use by persons (including current safety requirements. children) with reduced physical, Inappropriate use can, however, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack lead to personal injury and damage of experience and knowledge, unless to property.
  • Page 7 If the connection cable is faulty it data on the data plate (voltage and must only be replaced by a Miele connected load) match the mains approved service technician to protect electricity supply. If in any doubt, the user from danger.
  • Page 8: Correct Use

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on Downloaded From Manuals...
  • Page 9 Accessory parts may only be fitted damage to component parts and create when expressly approved by Miele. If toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a other parts are used, guarantee, fire and explosion hazard.
  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Start/Stop button f Extra options buttons For starting the programme selected Various extra options can be added and cancelling a programme once it to the washing programmes. has started. g Programme selector b Display with Menu buttons For selecting the wash programme See the next pages for more and temperature for that programme.
  • Page 11: Display

    Operating the washing machine Display Selecting programmes via the display The display is used for the following: With the programme selector at the Selecting and displaying settings Further programmes position, you can select one of the following – Temperature programmes: –...
  • Page 12 Operating the washing machine Menu buttons To alter a setting: Cottons 1:49 Duration: 60°C 1600 rpm Pressing the left hand Menu button under 60°C alters the temperature and pressing the right hand Menu button under 1600 rpm alters the spin speed. To confirm a setting: Further programmes Dark garments...
  • Page 13: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Setting the language Before using the machine for the first You will be asked to select the time ensure that it is correctly language you require for the display. It installed and connected. See is possible to change the language at "Installation and connection".
  • Page 14 Before using for the first time Reminder to remove transport struts Calibrating the load sensor to zero ^ Switch on the washing machine. To avoid the risk of damage, the ^ Open the drum door. transport struts must be removed before the machine is used for the ^ Turn the programme selector to the first time.
  • Page 15: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent – Water consumption and energy – Do not exceed the amounts of usage are determined by the size of detergent recommended by the the load. manufacturer on the packaging. To make the most out of your –...
  • Page 16: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based clean- The headings numbered A, B, C, . . . ing agent (e.g. one containing ben- show the operating sequence and can zene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure be used as brief instructions.
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine D Select a temperature / spin speed The interior drum lighting will come on. The suggested temperature and/or spin speed can be changed if required. The programme selector will light up Cottons and the display will ask you to select a programme.
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly The display shows the amount of laundry loaded in the drum as a % (in 25% steps) of the maximum load permissible for the programme selected. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 19 How to wash correctly F Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount because . . . When the door is closed, the load size indicator will be replaced with the . . . too little detergent results in: detergent percentage display.
  • Page 20 How to wash correctly G Select Delay start (if required) ^ Press the + button to set the time you wish to programme to end at. See "Delay start" for more information. H Start the programme ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button. If a delay start time has been set, then this will count down in the display.
  • Page 21 How to wash correctly I Remove the laundry when the programme has finished In the anti-crease phase after the programme has finished, the following will appear alternately in the display: Cottons Anti-crease 60°C 1600 rpm ^ Check the folds in the door seal for Programme finished any small articles, e.g.
  • Page 22: Extra Options

    Extra options Short You can now use the display to select the soak time you require. For light to nomal soiling with no visible staining. Soak duration The duration of the main wash is Duration: 0:30 h reduced. Increase Water plus ^ Each time the left hand Menu button under Increase is pressed, the soak The water level in the main wash and...
  • Page 23: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Press the Further extras button and Programme select the Rinse hold setting. The Cottons 1600 laundry will not be spun and will Minimum iron 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse Delicates water.
  • Page 24: Delay Start

    Delay start With delay start you can choose when you want the programme to end. The Delay start 9:05 start of a programme can be delayed from 9:05 to 10:49 from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours, allowing you to make use of Change Back A night-time economy electricity rates, for...
  • Page 25 Delay start To alter delay start To cancel delay start ^ Press the Start/Stop button. You can subsequently select a later programme end time if you wish. The following will appear in the display: ^ Press the + button. Stopped: Delay start 9:05 Cancel delay start...
  • Page 26: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 98E76* 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.0 kg Fabric Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Extra options Pre-wash, Soak, Short, Water plus, Rinse hold, Extra rinse Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C...
  • Page 27 Programme chart Shirts cold to 60°C Max. load 2.0 kg Notes – Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary. – Wash silk garments in the Silks programme. Extra options Short, Water plus, Rinse hold Express 76* cold to 40°C Max. load 3.0 kg Fabric Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can be washed in a Cottons programme.
  • Page 28 Programme chart Curtains cold to 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg Item Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. A pre-rinse without detergent is carried out automatically to remove dust. Note For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or deselect it.
  • Page 29 Programme chart Outerwear cold to 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg ® Item Outerwear made from micro-fibres such as Gore-Tex ® ® SYMPATEX , WINDSTOPPER etc. Notes – Zip up jackets before washing. – Do not use fabric conditioner. Extra options Pre-wash, Soak, Short, Water plus, Rinse hold Proofing 40°C Max.
  • Page 30: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final spin level rhythm level spin 3)4) Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens Automatic Shirts – Express Denim – Hygiene Dark garments Curtains – Pillows – Silks – Sportswear Outerwear Proofing –...
  • Page 31 Programme sequence This machine has fully electronic Special features in the programme controls with automatic load sequences: recognition. It takes in the right amount Anti-crease: of water required for the programme depending on the amount of laundry At the end of every programme, with and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 32: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols Washing Ironing The figure quoted in the bucket is the The number of dots indicates the maximum temperature the garment ironing temperature can be washed at. The number of Hot iron (max sole plate temp. bars under the symbol indicates the approx.
  • Page 33: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Interrupting a programme ^ Switch the machine off with the I-On/ You can cancel a programme at any time after it has started. 0-Off button. ^ Press the Start/Stop button. To continue with the same programme: ^ Switch the machine back on with the Stopped: I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 34: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry Safety lock after a programme has started The safety lock prevents the machine ^ Press the Door button to open the from being opened or the drum door. programme cancelled during a wash programme.
  • Page 35: Detergent

    For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
  • Page 36: Water Softener

    No visible dirt or stains. Possibly softener. slight body odour. Miele branded water softening tablets Normally soiled are available from the Miele Spare Parts Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Department or via the internet on stains. Heavily soiled Use a quantity of detergent as for soft Stains and soiling clearly visible.
  • Page 37: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, thoroughly starch clean the dispenser compartment, Fabric conditioners make garments soft especially the siphon tube and to handle and help prevent static cling fabric conditioner channel, regularly. when tumble drying. See "Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer".
  • Page 38: Cleaning And Care

    If you have no be hosed down. reason to wash occasionally at this high temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C A range of Miele branded cleaning and programme with detergent but no conditioning agents are available to laundry at regular intervals.
  • Page 39: Descaling The Machine

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from ^ Use a bottle brush to remove compartment § and rinse under detergent residues and limescale warm running water. Clean the from the jets inside the detergent siphon tube in the same way.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care ^ First turn off the stopcock. Cleaning the filter in the water inlet ^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet The washing machine has a filter to hose to the stopcock. protect the water inlet valve. The accessible filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose should be checked every six months, or more...
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Department. Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 42: Fault Messages In The Display

    Problem solving guide Fault messages in the display Remedy A Problem Possible cause Fault – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and Check drainage blocked or the drain pump. system restricted. – The maximum delivery – The drain hose has head is 1 m.
  • Page 43: Problems With The Load Size Indicator Or Calibrating To Zero

    Problem solving guide Problems with the load size indicator or calibrating to zero Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ To recalibrate the sensor to the The display indicates There was already <25% a load of or no laundry in the drum zero setting: when the machine load size is indicated...
  • Page 44: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine shakes The machine feet are not Level the machine (see during the spin cycle. level. "Installation). The laundry has not The machine detected an Include both large and been spun properly and imbalance during the final small items in the load as is still wet.
  • Page 45: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a bleaching agents. bleaching agent. required result. They do not remove –...
  • Page 46: The Door Will Not Open

    Problem solving guide The door will not open Possible cause Remedy The machine is not Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or connected to the switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. electricity supply and/or is not switched on.
  • Page 47: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in the Blocked drain outlet event of a blocked drain outlet If the drain outlet is blocked, up to and/or power failure 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine. ^ Switch the washing machine off. There is a lever behind the detergent Caution: if laundry has been drawer fascia panel.
  • Page 48 Problem solving guide Once the flow of water ceases: Make sure the drain filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use. Opening the drum door Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry.
  • Page 49: After Sales Service

    Miele service – your Miele Dealer or technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the – the Miele Customer Contact Centre machine's programme data. (see back cover for contact details). When contacting your Dealer or Miele,...
  • Page 50: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system h Detergent dispenser drawer b Electricity supply cable i Drum door c - f Flexible drain hose (with j Access to drain filter, drain pump detachable swivel elbow) and emergency release g Control panel k Handle recesses for moving the machine...
  • Page 51: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid for holding when e Transit bar covers moving the machine f Restraining clip for inlet hose and b Electricity supply cable drain hose c Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system g Restraining clips for transit bars when removed d Drain hose Downloaded From Manuals...
  • Page 52: Installation Surface

    1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the using retaining clips (available from cover as illustrated. the Miele Spare Parts Dept). 2. Pull the cover forwards to remove. Downloaded From Manuals...
  • Page 53 Installation and connection ^ Using the spanner supplied turn the ^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°, left-hand transit bar 90°, then then ^ withdraw the transit bar. ^ withdraw the transit bar. Downloaded From Manuals...
  • Page 54: Re-Fitting The Transit Bars

    Installation and connection To avoid the risk of injury the holes for the transit bars must be covered after the transit bars have been removed. ^ Secure the transit bars to the back of the washing machine. Make sure that holes b are fitted over retainers a.
  • Page 55: Levelling The Machine

    Installation and connection Levelling the machine The machine must stand perfectly level on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may cause the machine to move about. Screwing out and adjusting the feet The four adjustable screw feet are used to level the machine.
  • Page 56: Building Under A Continuous Worktop/In A Kitchen Run

    Installation and connection Washer and Dryer stack The fitting of building under kits and A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked stacking kits must only be with the washing machine. A "WTV" undertaken by qualified and stacking kit* is necessary and can be...
  • Page 57: The Miele Waterproof System

    Installation and connection The Miele Waterproof system 2) Electronic unit and washing machine housing The Miele Waterproof system protects the washing machine from water – Sump damage. Any leaking water is collected in a The system consists of three main sump in the base of the machine.
  • Page 58: Connection To The Water Supply

    Installation and connection Connection to the water supply The machine should be connected to the mains water supply in accordance The plastic casing of the safety with local and national safety valve contains electrical regulations. The German authorities do components. The Waterproof system not require it to have a non-return valve must only be connected to its own as the washing machine has been...
  • Page 59 Installation and connection Maintenance and care If you intend to unscrew the Miele Waterproof system hose from the stopcock it is essential to disconnect the machine from the electricity supply first. Only use a Miele Waterproof system hose should you need a replacement.
  • Page 60: Connection To The Drainage System

    If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department or your Miele dealer. a Adapter * For a delivery head of more than 1 m b Nut (up to a max.
  • Page 61: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection Electrical connection U.K. Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 All electrical work should be carried out The fuse cover must be refitted when by a suitably qualified and competent changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover person, in strict accordance with is lost, the plug must not be used until a current national and local safety suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 62: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Short Normal Cottons 95°C 6.0 kg 1.99 2 h 09 min 60°C 6.0 kg 1.02 1 h 49 min 60°C 3.0 kg 0.73 1 h 03 min 40°C 6.0 kg 0.65 2 h 04 min...
  • Page 63: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 580 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Weight 94 kg Maximum floor load 1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 6 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate / plug Consumption data...
  • Page 64 Settings menu for changing default settings The Settings menu can be used to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Settings can be altered at any time. Downloaded From Manuals...
  • Page 65: Settings Menu

    Settings menu Time (of day) To open the Settings menu ^ Connect the machine to the First select either a 24 hour or 12 hour electricity supply. clock. You can then set the current time of day. ^ Switch on the washing machine. ^ Press both menu buttons at the same Clock format time until the following appears in the...
  • Page 66: Gentle Action

    Settings menu Gentle action Suds cooling Activating gentle action reduces the When this is activated, additional drum action and is suitable for water flows into the drum at the end washing slightly soiled items more of the main wash to cool the suds gently.
  • Page 67: Lock Code

    Settings menu Lock code Lock code The code prevents your machine being used without your knowledge. 1 2 5 When the code has been activated, you Back A have to enter a code after switching the ^ Confirm the code by pressing the washing machine on.
  • Page 68: Temperature Unit

    Settings menu Temperature unit Keypad tone You can chose for the temperature to An audible tone sounds each time a be displayed in °C/Celsius or button is pressed. °F/Fahrenheit. The machine is delivered with the A tick L will appear beside the option keypad tone switched off.
  • Page 69: Standby Display

    Settings menu Standby display When this programme is chosen again these settings will appear in the To save energy, the display goes out display. and the indicator light for the Start/ The machine is delivered with the Stop button will start flashing slowly. memory function deactivated.
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