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Prepare The Laundry - Miele WCI 860 Operating Instructions Manual

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1. Prepare the laundry

 Empty all pockets.
Damage due to foreign objects.
Nails, coins, paper clips, and so on
can cause damage to garments and
components in the machine.
Check the laundry before washing
and remove any foreign objects.
Sort the laundry
 Sort the laundry by colour and by
care label. Most garments have a tex-
tile care label in the collar or side
Tip: Dark textiles often contain excess
dye and should be washed separately
several times before being included in a
mixed load. Always wash whites and
coloureds separately.
Pre-treating stains
 Badly soiled areas and stains should
be cleaned as soon as possible,
preferably whilst still fresh. Spillages
should be carefully dabbed off using
a soft, colourfast cloth. Do not rub.
Tip: Stains (e.g. blood, egg, coffee, tea)
can be pre-treated using some handy
tricks which can be found in the Miele
guide to laundry care.
Damage due to solvent-based
cleaning agents
Cleaning agents containing benzine,
stain remover, etc., can damage
plastic parts.
When pre-treating textiles, make sure
that any plastic parts (e.g. buttons)
do not come into contact with clean-
ing agent.
Risk of explosion due to solvent-
based cleaning agents.
When using solvent-based cleaning
agents, an explosive mixture may
Never use solvent-based cleaning
agents in the washing machine.
General tips
– Curtains: Remove lead weights first
or place in a laundry bag.
– Underwiring and collar stiffeners: Any
loose wiring in bras, shirt collar
stiffeners, etc. should be removed or
sewn in.
– Close any zips, attach velcro fasten-
ers, fasten hooks and eyes etc. be-
fore washing.
– Fasten duvet covers, pillow cases
etc. to prevent small items from being
rolled up inside them.
Do not wash any items in this washing
machine which are specified by the
manufacturer as not washable on the
care label ( symbol).

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