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Miele WSD 323 Selection Operating Instructions Manual

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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. 11 359 450



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  • Page 1 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. 11 359 450...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Warning and Safety instructions ..............Operating the washing machine ..............12 Control panel ....................... 12 How the control field works................. 13 Caring for the environment ................14 Before using for the first time ................15 Washing environmentally and economically ..........17 1.
  • Page 3 Water softeners ....................41 Dispensing aids ....................41 Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ..............41 Recommended Miele detergents ................ 43 Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010..44 Cleaning and care ..................... 45 Cleaning the external casing and the control panel ..........45 Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer ............
  • Page 4 Contents Technical data....................69 Data sheet household washing machines............70 Consumption data ..................... 72 Note for test institutes ..................73 Programmable functions .................. 74 Choosing and selecting a programmable function ..........74 Editing and saving the programmable function ..........75 Exit programming level..................
  • Page 5: 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 6 Warning and Safety instructions  The washing machine can only be used by people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it or have been shown how to use it safely and recognise and understand the con- sequences of incorrect operation.
  • Page 7  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 8  If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from danger.  The machine must be isolated from the electricity supply when cleaning and maintaining the machine and in the event of a fault.
  • Page 9 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 10 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 11  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 12: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Control field e Indicator lights The control field consists of a time  lights up if there are faults af- display and various sensor controls. fecting the water inlet and The individual sensor controls are drainage explained in the following sections.
  • Page 13: How The Control Field Works

    Operating the washing machine g Time display i Start/Add laundry sensor control After the programme has started, the  The programme can be started programme duration will appear in as soon as the sensor control the display in hours and minutes. is flashing on and off.
  • Page 14: Caring For The Environment

    / recycling centre for electrical and electronic ap- pliances, or contact your dealer or Miele for advice. You are also respons- ible for deleting any personal data that may be stored on the appliance being disposed of. Please ensure that your old appliance poses no risk to children while being stored prior to disposal.
  • Page 15: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time  Damage resulting from incorrect installation and connection. Installing and connecting the wash- ing machine incorrectly will cause serious property damage. See “Installation”. Protective foil and stickers re- moval  Remove: – The protective foil from the door ...
  • Page 16 Before using for the first time Running the first programme  Open the stopcock.  Turn the programme selector to the Cottons position. The washing machine is now switched on and in the control field, the temper- ature 60 °C lights up. ...
  • Page 17: 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 18: Prepare The Laundry

    1. Prepare the laundry 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...
  • Page 19: Load The Washing Machine

    2. Load the washing machine Open the door Close the door  Take hold of the door and pull it  Make sure that no items are caught open. between the door and the seal. Check the drum for pets or foreign objects before loading it with laun- dry.
  • Page 20: Select A Programme

    3. Select a programme Selecting a temperature and spin Programme selection speed The washing machine is switched on by turning the programme selector to a The wash programme’s preset tem- wash programme. perature and spin speed light up brightly. The choice of available tem- peratures and spin speeds for the wash programme light up dimmed.
  • Page 21 3. Select a programme Selecting Extras The selection of extras available for the wash programme lights up dimly.  Touch the sensor for the extra you want. It then lights up brightly. Tip: You can select multiple extras for a wash programme.
  • Page 22: Add Detergent

    4. Add detergent Adding fabric conditioner Detergent dispenser drawer Any detergent suitable for automatic front loading washing machines can be used. Please observe the instructions for use and dosage on the detergent packaging. Adding detergent  Add fabric conditioner or liquid starch to the ...
  • Page 23 4. Add detergent Tips on dosing Using liquid detergent with a pre- wash Adjust the detergent dosage to the level of soiling of the laundry and the size of Liquid detergent cannot be used for the the load. Reduce the amount of deter- main wash if the pre-wash has been se- gent with smaller loads (e.g.
  • Page 24: Capdosing

    Each capsule contains the correct amount for one wash cycle. Caps are available to order from Miele  Open the lid of the / compart- or from the Miele online shop (see the ment. end of this booklet for contact details). ...
  • Page 25 4. Add detergent The wash programme will dispense the contents of the capsule at the correct time. Water intake to the  compartment is solely via the capsule. Do not add any additional fabric con- ditioner to the  compartment.  Remove the empty capsule at the end of the programme.
  • Page 26: Start The Programme

    5. Start the programme Starting a programme Adding laundry during a pro- gramme sequence  Touch the flashing Start/Add laundry sensor control. Laundry can be added or removed at any time, provided that the  symbol The door locks and the programme is not illuminated on the control field.
  • Page 27: End Of Programme

    6. End of programme Opening the door and remov- Items left in the drum could discolour ing the laundry other items in the next wash or be- come discoloured themselves. The door remains locked during the Remove all items from the drum. anti-crease phase.
  • Page 28: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed in wash pro- Selecting Rinse hold (final spin) grammes  Touch the  sensor control (Rinse hold). When a programme is selected, the sensor control for the optimum spin The laundry is not spun after the final speed for that programme will be rinse and remains in the rinse water.
  • Page 29: Delay Start

    Delay start With Delay start you can choose when Starting Delay start you want the programme to start. You  Touch the flashing Start/Add laundry can delay the start of the programme by sensor control. 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 The Delay start process starts and hours, allowing you to make use of counts down on the time display.
  • Page 30: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons   60 °C/40 °C Max. load 8.0 kg Items Normally soiled cotton garments – These settings are the most efficient in terms of energy and water consumption for washing cottons. – With 60 °C, the wash temperature reached is below 60 °C. The wash performance is the same as with the Cottons 60 °C pro- gramme.
  • Page 31 Programme chart Delicates Cold to 40 °C Max. load 2.0 kg Items Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre and vis- cose Performance outerwear (e.g. jackets and trousers) made from mem- brane fabric such as Gore-Tex®, SYMPATEX®, WINDSTOPPER®, etc. Curtains specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. –...
  • Page 32 Programme chart QuickPowerWash 60 °C – 40 °C Max. load 4.0 kg Items Lightly to moderately soiled garments which are also suitable for washing in the Cottons programme A special saturation process and wash rhythm ensure that the laun- dry is cleaned particularly quickly and thoroughly. Express 20 Cold to 40 °C Max.
  • Page 33 Programme chart Drain/Spin – – Drain only: Set spin speed to . – Make sure you select the appropriate spin speed. Separate rinse/Starch Max. load 8.0 kg Items – Rinsing hand-washed items – Table cloths, serviettes and workwear requiring starching – Reduce the spin speed for fabric that creases easily. –...
  • Page 34: Extra Options

    Extra options You can use the extra options buttons Water + to augment the wash programmes. The water level in the main wash and Extras are selected and deselected us- the rinses will be increased. A second ing the relevant sensors on the control rinse cycle is carried out in the Separate panel.
  • Page 35: The Following Extras Can Be Selected In Addition To The Programmes

    Extra options The following extras can be selected in addition to the pro- grammes     Cottons     Cottons     Minimum iron     Delicates Woollens  – – – –...
  • Page 36: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses level rhythm level Cottons      1,2,3     Cottons     Minimum iron     Delicates Woollens    ...
  • Page 37 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 38 PowerWash PowerWash is activated automatically PowerWash is a washing technique de- in the programmes listed above. veloped by Miele. It is activated in the following programmes: PowerWash is deactivated if: – Cottons (with small and medium- – The selected final spin speed is less sized loads) than 600 rpm...
  • Page 39: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Changing a programme (safety lock) A programme, temperature, spin speed or selected option cannot be changed once the machine has been success- fully started. This is to prevent the oper- ation of the machine being tampered with (by a child, for example).
  • Page 40: 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 41: 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 42 Detergent Using fabric conditioner or Colour run and dye removers/ starch separately dyes Prepare the starch in accordance with  Damage due to colour run/dye the manufacturer’s instructions on the removers. packaging. Colour run and dye removers can Tip: When adding fabric conditioner, cause corrosion in the washing ma- activate the Water + extra.
  • Page 43: Recommended Miele Detergents

    Detergent Recommended Miele detergents Miele detergents have been specially designed for day-to-day use in Miele wash- ing machines. See “Detergents and care products” for more information about these detergents. Miele detergents Miele capsules    UltraWhite UltraColor Cottons ...
  • Page 44: 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    – –   Cottons – – ...
  • Page 45: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the external casing Cleaning the detergent dis- and the control panel penser drawer  Washing at low temperatures and the Risk of electric shock! use of liquid detergent can lead to a Mains voltage is present when the build-up of mould and bacteria in the washing machine is switched off detergent dispenser drawer.
  • Page 46 Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon and the / compartment channel Liquid starch results in clogging. If clogged, the siphon in the / compartment will not work and the compartment can overflow. Clean the siphon particularly thor- oughly after using liquid starch a few times.
  • Page 47: Hygiene Info(Cleaning The Drum)

    Cleaning and care  Clean the filter. Hygiene info (Cleaning the drum)  Reassemble in reverse order. Washing at low temperatures and/or us- Cleaning the filter in the inlet valve ing liquid detergent can cause bacteria  Using pliers, carefully loosen the and unpleasant odours to build up in ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve the washing machine.
  • Page 48: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Many malfunctions and faults that can occur in daily operation can be easily remedied. Time and money will be saved because a service call will not be needed. The following guide may help you to find the reason for a malfunction or a fault, and to correct it.
  • Page 49: The Programme Is Cancelled And A Fault Indicator Light Lights Up In The Control Panel

     Wait at least 2 minutes before reconnecting the washing machine to the electricity supply.  Switch the washing machine on again.  Restart the programme. If the fault message appears again, contact the Miele Customer Service Department.
  • Page 50: During The Programme, A Symbol Appears In The Time Display

    (see “Installation – Levelling the ma- chine”).  Check whether the maximum drainage head height of 1 m has been exceeded. If the fault message appears again, contact the Miele Customer Service Department. The washing machine can still be used, but without the Pre-ironing extra.
  • Page 51: General Problems With The Washing Machine

     In order to prevent bacteria and unpleasant odours building up in the washing machine, run the Cot- tons 90 °C programme using Miele machine cleaner or a universal powder detergent. The door and the detergent dispenser drawer were left shut after washing.
  • Page 52 Problem solving guide General problems with the washing machine Problem Cause and remedy Fabric conditioner is not The siphon tube is not correctly positioned or is completely dispensed clogged. or too much water re-  Clean the siphon, see “Cleaning and care - Clean- mains in the ...
  • Page 53: 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 54: The Door Will Not Open

    Problem solving guide The door will not open Problem Cause and remedy The door cannot be The drum is locked during a programme. pulled open during a  Follow the description in “5. Starting a programme programme. – Adding or removing laundry”. After the programme is For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened cancelled, flashing bars...
  • Page 55: Opening The Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Cut

    Problem solving guide Draining the washing machine Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/ Remove the drain filter, though not or power cut completely.  Switch off the washing machine.  Place a suitable container under the access panel, e.g.
  • Page 56 Problem solving guide Open the door  Danger of injury due to rotating drum! Reaching into a moving drum is ex- tremely dangerous. Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching in to re- move laundry.  Clean the drain filters thoroughly. ...
  • Page 57: Service

    In the event of any faults which you Optional spare parts and accessories cannot remedy yourself, please contact for this washing machine are available your Miele dealer or the Miele Customer from your Miele Dealer, the Miele Spare Service Department. Parts Department or via the internet at
  • Page 58: Installation

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Front view a Water inlet hose (pressure tested to e Detergent dispenser drawer 7000 kPa) f Door b Mains connection cable g Access to filters, pumps and emer- c Flexible drain hose (with detachable gency release swivel elbow) h Four height-adjustable feet d Control panel...
  • Page 59: Rear View

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Rear view a Drain hose e Water inlet hose (pressure tested to 7000 kPa) b Transport clips for inlet and drain f Safety caps for transit bars hoses and mains connection cable c Mains connection cable g Transport clips for inlet and drain hoses and for storing transit bars d Protruding lid for holding when mov- when not in use...
  • Page 60: Installation Surface

    2. then use a screwdriver to release the Secure the washing machine using a catches at the top and bottom. clamp/fastening bracket (MTS floor mounting kit – available from your Miele dealer or Miele spare parts de- partment).
  • Page 61 *INSTALLATION* Installation  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.
  • Page 62: Re-Fitting The Transit Bars

    *INSTALLATION* Installation  Risk of injury from sharp edges. There is a risk of injury from reaching into holes that are not covered. Cover the holes for the transit bars after they have been removed.  Secure the transit bars to the back of the washing machine.
  • Page 63: Levelling The Machine

    *INSTALLATION* Installation 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 for levelling the washing machine.
  • Page 64: Installing Under A Continuous Worktop

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Installing under a continuous work- Washer-dryer stack The washing machine can be combined with a Miele tumble dryer in a washer-  Risk of electric shock due to ex- dryer stack. The appropriate “WTV” posed cables stacking kit* to match your dryer is re- There is a risk of coming into contact quired.
  • Page 65: The Water Protection System

    *INSTALLATION* Installation 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 66: Connection To The Water Supply

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Maintenance Connection to the water supply Only use a genuine Miele hose that has  Health risk and risk of damage been pressure tested to withstand at due to contaminated incoming water. least 7,000 kPa should you ever need a The quality of the incoming water replacement.
  • Page 67: Water Drainage

    If required, the hose can be extended to a length of up to 5 m. Accessories are available from Miele or from your Miele dealer. For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max. of 1.8 m) a replacement drain pump will need to be fitted.
  • Page 68: Electrical Connection

    If the connection cable is damaged, it must only be replaced with a specific connection cable of the same type (available from the Miele Customer Ser- vice Department). For safety reasons, such replacement may only be carried out by a qualified technician or the Miele Customer Service Department.
  • Page 69: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 596 mm Depth 643 mm Depth with door open 1077 mm Height for building under 850 mm Width for building under 600 mm Weight Approx. 96 kg Capacity 8 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Connected load See data plate Fuse rating...
  • Page 70: Data Sheet Household Washing Machines

    Technical data Data sheet household washing machines In acc. with delegated regulation (EU) No. 1061/2010 MIELE Model name/identifier WSD 323 Selection 8,0 kg Rated capacity Energy efficiency class A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient) A+++ 156 kWh/year Annual energy consumption (AE Energy consumption of the standard “60°C cotton programme”...
  • Page 71 Technical data Based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programmes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial load, and the consumption of the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption will depend on how the appliance is used. Based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programmes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial load.
  • Page 72: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Energy Water Duration Residual moisture °C  kWh Litres h:min Cottons * 0.84 2:59 0.83 2:59 0.34 2:59 Cottons 2.30 2:29 1.35 2:29 1.00 2:19 1.10 2:39 0.40 2:39 Minimum iron 0.45 1:59 Delicates 0.20 1:09 – Woollens  0.23 0:38 –...
  • Page 73: Note For Test Institutes

    Consumption data Note for test institutes Test programme in accordance with EN 60456 and energy label with Directive 1061/2010 With the PowerWash washing technique, during the heating phase, the temper- ature measured by the sensor in the suds container is higher than the actual temperature of the laundry.
  • Page 74: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions Choosing and selecting a pro- The programmable functions are used grammable function to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Program- The number of the programmable mable functions can be altered at any function will appear in the time display time.
  • Page 75: Editing And Saving The Programmable Function

    Programmable functions Editing and saving the pro- Exit programming level grammable function  Turn the programme selector to . You can either switch a programmable The option you have selected is now function on or off or select different op- stored in memory.
  • Page 76: Lock Code

    Programmable functions  Lock code  Control panel switch-off status The lock code prevents the washing machine being used without your To save energy the time display and knowledge. sensors will go out after 10 minutes, and only the Start/Add laundry sensor When the code has been activated, you will flash slowly.
  • Page 77: Memory

     Longer pre-wash Cottons The boiling point for water is lower at high altitudes. In order to avoid water If you require a longer pre-wash you boiling, Miele recommend activating can extend the pre-wash time. the reduce temperature setting at alti- Options tudes of more than 2000 m above sea...
  • Page 78: Water Plus

    Programmable functions  Water plus  Maximum rinse level You can determine the amount of wa- The water level in the rinse cycle can ter used if the Water + extra is selec- be permanently set to the highest ted. value.
  • Page 79: Suds Cooling

    Programmable functions  Suds cooling  Anti-crease When this is activated, additional wa- The anti-crease function helps prevent ter flows into the drum at the end of creasing if laundry is not going to be the main wash to cool the suds down. removed immediately after the end of Hot suds can damage plastic drainage the programme.
  • Page 80: Detergents And Care Products

    All the products – For wool, silks and delicates have been designed for Miele washing – Special care complex based on machines. wheat protein and with colour-pro- These and many other useful products...
  • Page 81: Specialist Detergents

    – For down-filled items – Visibly renews fabric with just one wash – Retains the elasticity and breathabil- ity of down – Special Miele formula with No- vozymes technology – Lanolin for effective cleaning and gentle care – Removes pilling and renews colour intensity and brightness –...
  • Page 82: Fabric Care

    Detergents and care products Fabric care  Machine care These fabric care products are available Descaling agent as convenient single-use capsules. – Removes heavy limescale deposits Fabric conditioner cap – Mild and gentle with natural citric – Fabric conditioner for freshly scented acid laundry –...
  • Page 83 Tel: +65 6735 1191 Fax. +971 4 3418 852 Fax: 011-46 900 001 Fax: +65 6735 1161 800-MIELE (64353) E-mail: E-Mail: E-Mail: Internet: Internet: Website: Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany...
  • Page 84 WSD 323 Selection en-GB M.-Nr. 11 359 450 / 02...