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Operating instructions

for washing machines
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. 10 201 000



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for washing machines 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. en-GB M.-Nr. 10 201 000...
  • Page 2: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing mater- Disposal of your old machine Electrical and electronic machines often contain valuable materials. They also The packaging is designed to protect contain materials which, if handled or the washing machine from damage dur- disposed of incorrectly, could be poten- ing transportation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for the environment ..................  2 Warning and Safety instructions .................  6 Operating the washing machine ................  13 Before using for the first time ................ 15 Running the first programme................. 15 Washing environmentally and economically ............  16 1. Prepare the laundry.................. 17 2.
  • Page 4 Dispensing aids ..................... 34 Water softeners ..................... 34 Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ..............34 Miele recommended detergents ................35 Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010..36 Adding fabric conditioner or liquid starch separately..........37 Cleaning and care .................... 38 Cleaning the drum ....................
  • Page 5 Contents After sales service.................... 49 Repairs ........................49 Guarantee: U.K...................... 49 Guarantee: Other countries ................... 49 Optional accessories..................... 49 Installation and connection ................ 50 Front view ......................50 Installation surface ....................52 Removing the transit bars ..................52 Re-fitting the transit bars..................54 Levelling the machine....................
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    It must be used only as a domestic appliance to wash items which are specified by the manufacturer as being washable on the wash care label. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from in- correct or improper use or operation.
  • Page 7 Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children  Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the wash- ing machine unless they are constantly supervised.  Children 8 years and older may only use the washing machine un- supervised if they have been shown how to use it safely and recog- nise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
  • Page 8  Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele ori- ginal spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can Miele guaran- tee the safety standards of the machine.  The electrical socket must be easily accessible after installation so that the machine can be disconnected from the electricity supply if necessary.
  • Page 9  The Miele "Water protection system" protects from water damage provided the following conditions are met: – the machine is correctly plumbed in and connected to the electri- city supply.
  • Page 10: Correct Use

    Warning and Safety instructions Correct use  Do not install the washing machine in a room where there is a risk of frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the elec- tronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
  • Page 11 If, however, you do wish to descale it, only use a proprietary natural citric acid based descaling agent. Miele recommends using Miele descaling agent which is available to order online at or from Miele. Strictly observe the instructions on the packaging.
  • Page 12  A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked on top of a Miele washing machine using the appropriate stacking kit (available as an optional accessory). Please make sure you order the correct one for the Miele washing machine and Miele tumble dryer.
  • Page 13: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine a Display f Programme sequence indicator See the next page for more informa- lights tion. Show which stage of the programme has been reached. b Start button g Check / Fault indicator lights – For selecting delay start. –...
  • Page 14 Operating the washing machine Display Delay start The display shows: The delay start time selected will ap- pear in the display. – the programme duration (time left display) After the programme has started the delay start time will begin to count –...
  • Page 15: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Running the first programme  Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly in-  Open the stopcock. stalled and connected. See "Installa-  Press the  button in. tion and connection".
  • Page 16: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent – Water consumption and energy us- – Do not exceed the amounts of deter- age are determined by the size of the gent recommended by the manufac- load. turer on the packaging. To make the most of your machine, –...
  • Page 17: Prepare The Laundry

    1. Prepare the laundry Tip: Badly soiled areas can be pre- treated with liquid detergent, stain re- movers etc. first, following the manu- facturer's instructions. With particularly stubborn stains ask your dry cleaner for advice.  Solvent-based cleaners (e.g. benzine) can damage plastic parts. When pre-treating garments, make sure that any plastic parts (e.g.
  • Page 18: Select A Programme

    2. Select a programme Switch on the washing ma- Programme selection chine  Press the  button. Select delay start, if required Make sure the programme selector is at the Finish position .  Turn the programme selector to the required programme.
  • Page 19: Load The Washing Machine

    3. Load the washing machine Open the door Close the door  Press the Door button to open the Make sure that no items are caught door. between the door and the seal.  Unfold the laundry and load loosely into the drum.
  • Page 20: Select Programme Settings

    4. Select programme settings Select an extra option(s) Select a spin speed Each press of the upper button selects You can alter the pre-set spin speed of the extra options: Soak or Pre-wash or a wash programme. Short or no extra option. Use the lower button to select the Wa- ter plus extra option.
  • Page 21: Add Detergent

    5. Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount, because ..too little detergent results in: – Laundry not getting properly clean and with time it may become grey and hard to the touch. –...
  • Page 22: Start The Programme - The End Of A Programme

    6. Start the programme - the end of a programme Start the programme Check that all items have been re- moved from the drum. Items left in  Press the flashing Start button. the drum could discolour other items – The programme duration will appear in the next wash or become discol- in the display once the programme oured themselves.
  • Page 23: Extra Options

    Extra options You can use the extra options buttons The following extra options to augment the wash programmes. can be selected in addition to the programme: Short Only one of the following extra options Use this option for light soiling with no can be selected at a time: Short, Pre- visible staining.
  • Page 24: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed Rinse and interim spin There is a spin after the main wash and Programme between the rinses. A reduction in the Cottons 1400 final spin speed will also reduce the in- Minimum iron 1200 terim spin speed. If a spin speed of less than 700 rpm is selected for the Cot- Automatic plus 1200...
  • Page 25: Delay Start

    Delay start With Delay start you can choose when Tip: Holding the Start button pressed in you want the programme to start. You automatically increases the duration up can delay the start of the programme by to 24 hours. 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 To alter Delay start hours, allowing you to make use of night-time economy electricity rates, for...
  • Page 26: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 30 °C to 90 °C Max. load 7.0 kg Use for Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabric, e.g. table linen, towelling, under- wear, T-shirts etc. Note Where particularly high levels of hygiene are required please select a temperature of 90 °C or higher. /...
  • Page 27 Programme chart Dark garments / Denim 40 °C Max. load 3.0 kg Use for Black and dark items made of cotton, mixed fibre or denim. Notes – Wash inside out. – Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first few washes.
  • Page 28 Programme chart Drain / Spin – – Drain only: Select  for the spin speed. Notes – Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed. Separate rinse / Starch Max. load 7.0 kg Use for – Rinsing handwashed items. – Starching table cloths, serviettes and workwear. Notes –...
  • Page 29: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols Drying Washing The number of dots indicates the dry- The figure quoted in the bucket is the ing temperature maximum temperature the garment can be washed at. The number of  Normal temperature bars under the symbol indicates the ...
  • Page 30: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses level rhythm level 1)2)     Cottons     Minimum iron     Automatic plus     Dark garments / Denim Express 20 ...
  • Page 31 Programme sequence Special features in the pro-  = Low water level gramme sequence  = Medium water level Anti-crease:  = High water level At the end of the programme the drum  = Intensive rhythm continues to turn at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
  • Page 32: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Interrupting a programme  Switch the washing machine off with You can cancel a programme at any the  button. time after it has started:  Turn the programme selector to Fin-  Switch the washing machine back on with the ...
  • Page 33: Adding Or Removing Laundry After The Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry after the programme has star-  Press the Door button until the door opens.  Add or remove items.  Close the door. The programme will continue automat- ically. Please note: Once a programme has started the washing machine cannot recognise any adjustment to the load.
  • Page 34: Detergent

    Detergent The correct detergent Dispensing aids All detergents produced for automatic Use dispensing aids, (e.g. balls) if these washing machines are suitable. Follow are supplied with the detergent, particu- the manufacturer's instructions and larly when using liquid detergent. dosage recommendations on the pack- Refill packs of detergent aging.
  • Page 35: Miele Recommended Detergents

    Detergent Miele recommended detergents Miele detergents and care products have been specially designed for Miele wash- ing machines. They are available to order via the internet at or from Miele. Miele Miele Miele Miele UltraWhite UltraColor Wool and delic-...
  • Page 36: Recommended Detergents In Accordance With Directive (Eu) Nr. 1015/2010

    Detergent Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010 The recommendations apply to the temperature ranges given in the Programme chart. Universal Coloureds Delicates and Specialist woollens detergent Cottons   – –  Minimum iron – – – ...
  • Page 37: Adding Fabric Conditioner Or Liquid Starch Separately

    Detergent Dispensing fabric conditioner Adding fabric conditioner or li- and liquid starch at the end of quid starch separately the programme Prepare the starch in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging.  Add fabric conditioner to the  com- partment.
  • Page 38: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the drum Cleaning the detergent dis- penser drawer Washing at low temperatures and/or us- ing liquid detergent can cause bacteria Washing at low temperatures and the and unpleasant odours to build up in use of liquid detergent can lead to a the washing machine.
  • Page 39 Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing  1. Remove the siphon from the   Use a bottle brush to remove deter- compartment and rinse under hot gent residues and limescale from the running water. Clean the siphon tube jets inside the detergent dispenser at the same time.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filter

    Cleaning and care  First turn off the stopcock. Cleaning the water inlet filter  Unscrew the inlet hose from the stop- The washing machine has a filter to pro- cock. tect the inlet valve. The filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose should be replaced every 6 months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water...
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Minor faults in the performance of the washing machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Depart- ment. The following guide may help you to find the reason for a fault, and to correct it. You should, however, note the following: ...
  • Page 42: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    Rinses flash and a fault  Start the programme again. If the fault indicator number appears in the comes on again, call the Miele Service Depart- display. ment. To switch off the fault indicator: Switch the washing machine off with the  button...
  • Page 43: A Check Or Fault Indicator Light Comes On But The Wash Programme Continues As Normal

    Rinses indicator lights wash programme. flash in the programme  Start the programme again. If the fault indicator sequence display and a comes on again, call the Miele Service Depart- fault number appears in ment. the display. The Anti-crease/Finish The programme selector was moved to another posi- indicator light flashes in tion after the programme had started.
  • Page 44: General Problems With The Washing Machine

    Problem solving guide General problems with the washing machine Problem Cause and remedy The machine shakes The machine feet are not level. during the spin cycle.  Level the machine and adjust the feet correctly. The laundry has not The machine detected an imbalance during the final been spun properly and spin cycle and reduced the spin speed automatically.
  • Page 45: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Cause and remedy Liquid detergent does Liquid detergents usually contain no bleaching not give the required agents. They do not remove fruit, coffee and tea result. stains.  Use a general purpose powder detergent contain- ing a bleaching agent.
  • Page 46: The Door Will Not Open

    Problem solving guide The door will not open Problem Cause and remedy The drum door cannot The washing machine is not connected to the elec- be opened by pressing trical supply and / or is not switched on. the Door button. ...
  • Page 47: Opening The Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Blocked drain outlet Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/ If the drain outlet is blocked, a large quantity of water (up to 25 litres) can or power failure remain in the washing machine. ...
  • Page 48: Opening The Door

    Problem solving guide  Tighten the drain filter back up again  Make sure the drain filter is se- if you need to interrupt the flow of curely tightened. Otherwise there is a water. risk of water leakage during use. Once the flow of water ceases: To avoid loss of detergent, pour approx.
  • Page 49: After Sales Service

    2 years from the date of purchase. – your Miele Dealer, or In the U.K. you must activate your cover – Miele (Contact details for Miele are by calling 0330 160 6640 or registering given at the end of this booklet). online at
  • Page 50: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Waterproof-Metal inlet hose (braided) f Door b Electrical supply cable g Access to drain filter, drain pump and emergency release c Flexible drain hose (with detachable h Handle recesses for moving the ma- swivel elbow) chine d Control panel i Four height adjustable feet...
  • Page 51 Installation and connection a Protruding lid for holding when mov- e Transport clip for inlet and drain ing the machine hoses b Electrical supply cable f Safety cap for transit bars c Waterproof-Metal inlet hose (braided) g Transport clip for inlet and drain hoses and for storing transit bars d Drain hose when not in use...
  • Page 52: Installation Surface

    1. Pull on the attached stopper, stalled on a raised plinth (concrete or 2. then use a screwdriver to release the brick), it has to be secured against catches at the top and bottom. slippage using an MTS floor/plinth mounting kit (available from Miele).
  • 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  pull the transit bar out.  pull the transit bar out.
  • 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 the top catch is located above the holder.
  • Page 55: Levelling The Machine

    Installation and connection Levelling the machine The washing machine must stand per- fectly level on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. Incorrect installation may increase elec- tricity 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

    Stacking kit without pull-out shelf: Washer-dryer stack approx. 170 cm The washing machine can be combined with a Miele tumble dryer in a washer- dryer stack. The appropriate "WTV" stacking kit* to match your dryer is re- quired. All parts marked* are available from...
  • Page 57: The Water Protection System

    Installation and connection Electronic unit and washing machine The water protection system housing The Miele water protection system pro- – Sump tects all parts of the washing machine Any leaking water is collected in a from water damage. sump in the base of the machine. A...
  • Page 58: Connection To The Water Supply

    Installation and connection Maintenance Connection to the water supply Only use a genuine Miele hose should The washing machine should be con- you ever need a replacement or exten- nected to a mains water supply in ac- sion. These are tested to withstand cordance with current local and national pressure of at least 14,000 kPa.
  • Page 59: Connection To The Drainage System

    If required, the drain hose can be exten- ded to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can be purchased from your Miele Dealer or Miele. * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.
  • Page 60: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 Electrical connection U.K. The fuse cover must be refitted when All electrical work should be carried out changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover by a suitably qualified and competent is lost, the plug must not be used until a person, in strict accordance with cur- suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 61: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 610 mm Depth with door open 987 mm Height for building under 820 mm Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 600 mm Weight Approx. 94 kg Capacity 7 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate...
  • Page 62: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration Residual in kWh in l moisture Cotton 90 °C 7.0 kg 2.20 2 h 19 min 60 °C 7.0 kg 1.40 1 h 59 min 60 °C 3.5 kg 1.20 1 h 59 min * 7.0 kg 0.82 3 h 29 min...
  • Page 63: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions  Press the Start button and keep it The programmable functions are used pressed in whilst carrying out steps to alter the machine's electronics to  to . suit changing requirements. Program- mable functions can be altered at any ...
  • Page 64: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions  Press the Start button and keep it Gentle action pressed in whilst carrying out steps Activating gentle action reduces the  to . drum action and is suitable for wash-  Switch machine on with the  but- ing lightly soiled items more gently.
  • Page 65: Suds Cooling

    Programmable functions  Press the Start button and keep it Suds cooling pressed in whilst carrying out steps When this is activated, additional wa-  to . ter flows into the drum at the end of  Switch machine on with the  but- the main wash to cool the suds down.
  • Page 66: Memory

    Programmable functions  Press the Start button and keep it Memory pressed in whilst carrying out steps If an extra option is selected for a pro-  to . gramme and / or the spin speed is  Switch machine on with the  but- altered, the washing machine stores ton.
  • Page 67: Soak Duration

    Programmable functions  Press the Start button and keep it Soak duration pressed in whilst carrying out steps A soak duration of between 30  to . minutes and 2 hours can be pro-  Switch machine on with the  but- grammed in 30 minute increments for ton.
  • Page 68: Optional Accessories

    – liquid detergent for delicates this washing machine. All the products – particularly suitable for woollen and have been designed for Miele washing silk garments machines. – cleans at temperatures as low as These and many other useful products 20 °C, helps retain the shape of delic-...
  • Page 69: Fabric Care

    Optional accessories Fabric care Machine care products Fabric care agents are available as cap- Machine cleaner sules  in convenient single dose – for cleaning the washing machine amounts or in a handy bottle. thoroughly and effectively Reproofing agent – removes grease, bacteria and un- –...
  • Page 71 Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Dubai Tel: (01) 461 07 10, Fax: (01) 461 07 97 Tel: +971-4-341 84 44 E-Mail:, Internet: Fax: +971-4-341 88 52 Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG E-Mail: Internet: Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany...
  • Page 72 WDA 201 WPM  en-GB M.-Nr. 10 201 000 / 01...