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Miele B 3312 Operating Instructions Manual

Steam ironing system
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Operating instructions
Steam ironing system
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential
to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time.
M.-Nr. 10 637 021



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions Steam ironing system To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time. en-AE,SA M.-Nr. 10 637 021...
  • Page 2: Caring For The Environment

    Please dispose of it at your local community waste collection / recycling centre or contact your Miele dealer for advice. Ensure that it presents no danger to children while being stored for disposal.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for the environment ..................  2 Warning and Safety instructions .................  6 Guide to the appliance .................. 14 Transporting the appliance.................  17 Assembly...................... 18 Adjusting the height ....................19 Connection...................... 21 Insert the mains plug into the socket..............21 Removing the iron and the steam hose holder .............
  • Page 4 Contents Active ironing board ....................37 Suction function .................... 37 Inflation function.................... 37 Automatic switch on/off ...................  37 Memory function .................... 38 Heated ironing surface .................. 38 Steamer ........................  39 Connecting the steamer ..................39 Using the steamer ....................41 Brush attachment....................
  • Page 5 Contents Cleaning the water filter..................60 Disconnect the power supply................ 60 Removing the water container .................  60 Removing the water filter cover................  61 Removing the sealing ring................ 61 Pull out water filter....................  62 Cleaning the water filter.................. 62 Inserting the water filter.................. 63 Inserting the water container................
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

     The steam ironing system is intended for domestic use only, as described in these operating instructions. Any other use is not permitted. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.  Persons who are unable to safely operate the steam ironing...
  • Page 7 Make sure that children under the age of eight cannot access the steam hose or the power cable, either during use or while the steam ironing system is cooling down. Miele recommends that only children over the age of 14 are allowed to operate the steam ironing system unsupervised. ...
  • Page 8  If the connection cable is damaged it must be replaced with a special cable of the same type (available from your Miele dealer). For safety reasons this must only be fitted by a Miele authorised service technician or your Miele dealer.
  • Page 9 It is essential that this standard safety requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the wiring system of the building tested by a qualified electrician. Miele cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate earthing system (e.g.
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions  The steam ironing system must be isolated from the electricity supply during installation, maintenance and repair work. The steam ironing system is only considered disconnected from the power supply if: – the power plug of the steam ironing system is unplugged, or –...
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Correct application  Emitted steam, the iron soleplate together with the areas surrounding it on the iron, and the steamer jets are very hot. Danger of burning! Avoid direct contact.  The steam ironing system is intended for domestic use only and is not designed for commercial purposes.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions  Always place the iron with its soleplate horizontally on the resting surface of the steam ironing system. Ensure the steam function is switched off and the soleplate does not protrude over the edges. Do not place the iron anywhere else as this presents a fire hazard. ...
  • Page 13 Frozen water in the water container, steam generator or steam hose will cause damage to the appliance. Using accessories  Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, warranty and/or product liability claims will be invalidated.
  • Page 14: Guide To The Appliance

    Release handle For the iron and the steam hose For setting up the steam ironing holder. system * Supplied as standard with steam ironing system B 3847. Available as optional accessory with steam ironing systems B 3312 and B 3826.
  • Page 15 Guide to the appliance Tower Tower (top view) with open storage compartment (top) a Rotary dial for height adjustment d Steam hose holders and folding the appliance away e Control panel b Iron resting area f Steam hose holder c Steam connection g Iron with steam hose...
  • Page 16 Guide to the appliance Some of the messages in the display are more than one line long. Touch the  or  button to read them in full. Control panel on tower h On/Off button  Switches the steam ironing system on or off.
  • Page 17: Transporting The Appliance

    Transporting the appliance The steam ironing system is fitted with two wheels. This allows the appliance to be pulled across an even surface when folded up.  Two people are required for carrying the steam ironing system up or down stairs.
  • Page 18: Assembly

    Assembly  Take the steam ironing system to its set-up location.  Use both hands to pull the ironing board upwards into a horizontal position until it audibly clicks into  Use one hand to pull the release place on both sides of the tower. mechanism upwards.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Height

    Assembly Adjusting the height The steam ironing system can be adjusted to your preferred working height. The maximum working height is 102 cm. When adjusting the height, ensure the power cable does not become trapped in the mechanism. The steam ironing system is now assembled.
  • Page 20 Assembly  At the same time, pull the handle on the tower upwards with the other hand or press the handle down. Do not push down on the ironing board while adjusting the height! Always use the handle on the tower to do this.
  • Page 21: Connection

    Connection  Insert the plug into a suitable earthed Insert the mains plug into the socket (see chapter “Electrical socket. connection”). The steam ironing system is designed for connection to a properly installed earthed socket for AC 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz.  Guide the power cable through the groove in the cover.
  • Page 22: Removing The Iron And The Steam Hose Holder

    Connection Removing the iron and the The steam ironing system is suitable steam hose holder for right- or left-handed people. Operation is optimised for both sides. Connecting the steam hose  Lift the lid of the steam connection.  Open the lid of the (top) storage compartment on the tower.
  • Page 23 Connection  Do not place the iron in an upright position! It can easily tip over or fall to the floor. Always place the iron onto the resting surface with its soleplate down.  If the iron remains on the resting surface for any length of time, the surface will become hot.
  • Page 24: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time  Before using the steam ironing Using the test strips system for the first time, remove all packaging (e.g. the protective film from the tower). Determining water hardness In order for the steam ironing system to function properly and to display a message prompting you to descale it at the correct time, it is important to adjust...
  • Page 25: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Language selection Before using for the first time  The following steps must be carried out before using the appliance for the first time: deutsch Switch on the steam ironing system  Use the  or  arrow buttons to select your preferred language.
  • Page 26: Setting The Water Hardness

    Before using for the first time Setting the water hardness Level 7  Set water hardness...  Use the  or  arrow buttons on the control panel to set the water Before the water hardness can be set, hardness level for your household. the display message  ...
  • Page 27: The Steam Ironing System Is Now Ready For Use

    Before using for the first time The steam ironing system is now ready for use This completes the settings for using the appliance for the first time. The message   Initial set-up complete will appear in the display. Confirm this message by pressing the OK button.
  • Page 28: Switching On

    Switching on Switching on the steam ironing Depending on the operating duration, system immediately after switching the steam ironing system on, the automatic rinse function can be started (see “Automatic rinsing”) or you may start the descaling process (see “Descaling”). The steam ironing system is not available for ironing while the rinse and descaling processes are...
  • Page 29: Filling The Water Container

    Switching on Filling the water container Filling the water container If the water container is empty or not installed in the tower, the message   Fill water cont. will appear in the display. Removing the water container  Open the screw cap at the rear of the water container by turning the cap anti-clockwise.
  • Page 30: Steam Operation

    Switching on Steam operation Water quality  Use only fresh tap water.  Water prepared using commercially available water filters may also be  Ready for use used. For water hardness of more than 14°dH / 2.5 mmol/l you can use tap After inserting the water container, wait water mixed at a 1:1 ratio with distilled until the steam ironing system is ready...
  • Page 31: Selecting The Ironing Temperature

    Switching on Selecting the ironing With temperature level  the temperature soleplate temperature is too low for ironing with steam. If you use this temperature level, do not use the  steam button. If you do, water will escape from the steam jets.
  • Page 32 Switching on Care label Ironing with steam for best Ironing without steam (on the garment) results (Material / Temperature setting) (Material / Temperature setting)  With non-stick soleplate Minimum iron, synthetics Low temperature (see “Ironing with the non-stick soleplate”) Minimum iron, synthetics, appliqués, prints, flocking, etc.
  • Page 33: Cooldown Function

    Switching on CoolDown function  Do not leave the steam ironing system unattended with the iron or steamer connected! Always switch off at the wall socket  Iron switched off and withdraw the plug before leaving the steam ironing system. Auto-Off function The heating of the iron switches off If the iron or the steamer is not used for...
  • Page 34: Ironing

    Power level button  d Inflation/suction button  a Steam button  b Slider for constant steam provision Irons supplied with previous Miele c Suction function button  steam ironing systems (B 1xxx/B 2xxx) cannot be used with this appliance.
  • Page 35: Ironing With Steam

    Ironing Ironing with steam The continuous emission of steam must have stopped before the iron is The steam system is ready for use put back on the resting surface! when   Ready for use appears in the If the steam button was not unlocked display.
  • Page 36: Ironing Without Steam

    Ironing Attaching the non-stick soleplate Ironing without steam  Place the tip of the iron inside the  Remove the water container from the non-stick soleplate. steam ironing system if you want to iron without steam. The steam generator will not heat up and saves you energy.
  • Page 37: Removing The Non-Stick Soleplate

    Ironing Removing the non-stick soleplate Active ironing board  Hold the iron by the handle. The steam ironing system uses a fan that sucks away the steam or uses the  The non-stick soleplate is still inflation function to inflate the ironing very hot after ironing! board for optimum positioning while Avoid direct contact.
  • Page 38: Memory Function

    Ironing Memory function Fan control for the B 3826 / B 3847: The memory function saves the fan direction and the power setting used last with your steam ironing system. When you use the appliance the next time, you do not need to set it again. Heated ironing surface When the iron is connected and the steam ironing system is switched on,...
  • Page 39: Steamer

    Steamer Connecting the steamer The B 3847 steam ironing system is equipped with a steamer in addition to You can also plug the steamer into the the iron. The steamer is available as steam connection of the ironing an optional accessory for the B 3312 system as an alternative to the iron.
  • Page 40 Steamer Attaching the steamer to the steam You can at any time plug the iron into connection the steam connection as an alternative to the steamer. You do not need to switch off the steam ironing system to do this. After switching between the iron and the steamer, there is a short interval before the steam is ready.
  • Page 41: Using The Steamer

    Steamer Using short bursts of steam Using the steamer  Briefly press button .  Danger of burning due to hot  Then release the button. steam! Never direct the steam or the steam Using continuous steam jets at people, animals or electrical ...
  • Page 42: Brush Attachment

    Steamer Brush attachment The steamer is equipped with a brush attachment which can be clipped on. The brush attachment helps to raise the fibres. You can hold the steamer directly onto the fabric while the brush attachment is in place. Always try it first on an inconspicuous part of the fabric.
  • Page 43: Switching Off

    Switching off  To switch off the steam ironing system, press the  button on the control panel. The light in the  button goes out. The steam ironing system is now switched off. The last selected fan Bottom storage compartment settings are saved and are available for the next time you switch on the appliance.
  • Page 44: Dismantling

    Dismantling Set the ironing board to its lowest working height To dismantle the steam ironing system, the ironing board must first be set to its lowest working height. Make sure you do not trap the power cable in the system. Ensure the residual water drawer is completely emptied, pushed in and locked in place.
  • Page 45: Folding The Ironing Board

    Dismantling Folding the ironing board  Push the ironing board up by the tapered end until it is upright and  Turn one of the two rotary dials as far locks into position on the tower. as it will go towards the  position. The ironing board is now unlocked.
  • Page 46: Disconnecting The Steam Hose

    Dismantling Disconnecting the steam hose. Storing the iron Do not pull on the steam hose!  The iron soleplate is still very hot Hold the plug at the end of the steam after use! hose. The plug may still be warm Avoid direct contact.
  • Page 47: Emptying The Water Container

    Dismantling Emptying the water container Storing the steam ironing system Empty the water container if the steam ironing system is not going to be used for a long period of time.  Take the steam ironing system to its storage place. Do not store the steam ironing ...
  • Page 48: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Emptying the residual water drawer Automatic rinsing After the rinsing process has The automatic rinse function clears completed, the residual water drawer the steam generator of mineral must be emptied. The message deposits from the evaporated water.  ...
  • Page 49: Descaling

    You will need 1 descaling tablet to descale the appliance. Miele descaling tablets are available to order from your Miele dealer (see „Optional accessories“). The iron or steamer must not be connected during descaling of the steam ironing system.
  • Page 50: Descaling Warning

    Cleaning and care Descaling warning further 60 minutes. For the rest of the descaling process, you can leave the   Descale soon will appear in the steam ironing system unattended. display the next time you switch the steam ironing system on if there are Tip: To optimise the descaling process, only about 2 hours of ironing available start the procedure while the system is...
  • Page 51: Starting The Descaling Process Early

    Cleaning and care Starting the descaling process early Descaling process The following display messages will guide you through the entire descaling process. Only proceed with the  Ready for use required action if you are prompted to do so by the appropriate message in the display.
  • Page 52 Cleaning and care  Fill water container to mark  Add descaler  Turn the screw cap at the back of the water container anti-clockwise and remove the cap.  Hold the water container by its handle.  Pull the handle downwards. Level mark on the water container The water container is released from the ...
  • Page 53 Cleaning and care  Fit water container  Put the water container back into the tower.  Add descaler After about 10 minutes (the time it takes for the descaling tablet to dissolve), the descaling process begins automatically.  Press the OK button to display the Messages in the display will tell you next step.
  • Page 54 Cleaning and care  Empty drawer   Pre-rinse This message may be displayed after If the steam ironing system is still hot inserting the water container with the from the previous use, the cool down descaling tablet. If you do not see this phase will start first.
  • Page 55 Cleaning and care  Rinse water container and fill to  Empty drawer the mark  Remove the residual water drawer  Remove the water container from the from the tower. tower. The message   Fit drawer will appear As long as the water container is not in the display.
  • Page 56 Cleaning and care  Empty drawer   Descale  Remove the residual water drawer After an activation time of approx. 1 hour, the descaling solution is drained and empty it. from the steam generator into the The message   Fit drawer is now residual water drawer.
  • Page 57 Cleaning and care Rinsing the soleplate system is ready and steam is available, the message   Ready for use will be The iron must not be warm from shown in the display. previous use.  Hold the iron over a washbasin or a Let the iron cool down for at least 60 heat-resistant container.
  • Page 58: Cleaning The Housing

    Cleaning and care  Now set the temperature selector on Cleaning the housing the iron to the highest temperature  setting . Before cleaning the housing, switch off at the socket and withdraw the plug. Depending on the level of soiling, use a dry or moist soft cloth to wipe the housing.
  • Page 59: Cleaning Or Replacing The Ironing Board Cover

    Cleaning and care  To avoid damaging the surface, do Cleaning or replacing the not use the following for cleaning: ironing board cover – abrasive cleaning agents, (e.g. If the ironing board cover is soiled, you powder cleaners, cream cleaners, can wash and dry it.
  • Page 60: Cleaning The Water Filter

    Cleaning and care  Wash and dry the ironing board cover Cleaning the water filter according to the care label or replace The water filter prevents foreign the cover if it is damaged. objects in the water from entering the Never use the steam ironing system steam ironing system and causing without the ironing board cover in...
  • Page 61: Removing The Water Filter Cover

    Cleaning and care Removing the water filter cover Removing the sealing ring  Use a cross-head screwdriver to  Use the hook on the water filter cover remove the screw of the water filter to pull the sealing ring up and out of cover.
  • Page 62: Pull Out Water Filter

    Cleaning and care Pull out water filter Cleaning the water filter  Detach the water filter from the round  Push the round tool on the water filter tool. cover onto the water filter from above.  Clean the water filter thoroughly under running water.
  • Page 63: Inserting The Water Filter

    If the water filter is not inserted, the  Then replace the water filter cover steam ironing system will not work. over both sockets. The water filter must be replaced if it is worn or damaged. Replacement filters are available from your Miele dealer.
  • Page 64: Optional Accessories

    Miele steam ironing system. Non-stick soleplate Care products With the non-stick soleplate you can The Miele care product range has been iron appliqués, prints, flocking etc. developed specially to clean your There is no need to turn the garment appliance thoroughly and gently.
  • Page 65: Problem Solving Guide

    With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting your Miele dealer.  Repair work to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    Problem solving guide Troubleshooting Issue Cause and remedy The steam ironing The steam ironing system does not have any power. system cannot be  Check that switched on. – the plug is inserted into the wall socket and that the socket is switched on. –...
  • Page 67  Then let go of the rotary dial on the side and subsequently release the unlocking button on the tower. Now the ironing board can either be folded away or brought into its working position.  If the ironing board still will not lock into place, contact your Miele dealer.
  • Page 68  Rectify the indicated malfunction and proceed as described in the following pages (see „Display messages“). The steam ironing system is damaged.  Contact your Miele dealer. The ironing board is not Steam has not been used for a while. heated.
  • Page 69 Cause and remedy The temperature of the There is a fault. iron is always high.  Contact your Miele dealer. The ironing board cover There is a fault. is damp.  Remove the ironing board cover and allow it to dry.
  • Page 70  Rectify the indicated malfunction and proceed as described in the following pages (see „Display messages“). If there is still no steam, contact your Miele dealer. When using the steam The selected temperature level on the iron is too low.
  • Page 71: Display Messages

     Press the  button to switch the steam ironing system back on again. The steam ironing system will attempt to correct the fault itself.  If the fault message continues to be displayed, switch off at at the wall socket and withdraw the plug. Contact your Miele dealer.
  • Page 72  Push the residual water drawer back in the tower until it clicks into place. There is a fault.  If the fault message continues to be displayed, contact your Miele dealer. Message in the display: There is a fault.  ...
  • Page 73 The steam ironing system is now ready for operation and will continue to operate from the point reached before the fault was registered. There is a fault.  If the fault message continues to be displayed, contact your Miele dealer.
  • Page 74  Press the  button to switch the steam ironing system off and then back on again. F45: LNG The steam ironing system will try and rectify the fault itself. If the fault message continues to be displayed, contact your Miele dealer.
  • Page 75: Service

    For information on the appliance rectify yourself, contact your Miele guarantee specific to your country dealer. please contact Miele. See end of this booklet for contact details. The customer service telephone number can be found at the end of these operating instructions. Please...
  • Page 76: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection The appliance is supplied with a mains Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 cable with moulded plug for The fuse cover must be refitted when connection. Please ensure the changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover connection data (voltage and is lost, the plug must not be used until a frequency) quoted on the data plate suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 77: Technical Data

    Technical data Dimensions, folded (H x W x D) 1280 x 470 x 370 mm Assembled dimensions (H x W x D) 970 x 470 x 1480 mm Weight 29 kg Voltage See data plate Power consumption See data plate Fuse rating ≥ 10 A Steam pressure for B 3312 3.5 bar Steam pressure for B 3826 and B 3847 4.0 bar...
  • Page 79 Tel. +966 11 2013501, Fax. +966 11 2013502 Dubai Taif Hadiya Street Tel. +966 12 7327001, Fax. +966 12 7369596 Khobar Al Zahran Road Tel. +966 13 8646150, Fax. +966 13 8646190 Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany...
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