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Miele WDD 131 WPS GuideLine 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. 11 343 530



  Summary of Contents for Miele WDD 131 WPS GuideLine

  • 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. 11 343 530...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Warning and Safety instructions ..............Operating the washing machine ..............12 Control panel ....................... 12 How the control field works................. 13 GuideLine ......................14 Caring for the environment ................16 Before using for the first time ................17 Washing environmentally and economically ..........19 1.
  • Page 3 Water softeners ....................42 Dispensing aids ....................42 Fabric conditioner and liquid starch ..............42 Recommended Miele detergents ................ 44 Recommended detergents in accordance with Directive (EU) Nr. 1015/2010..45 Cleaning and care ..................... 46 Cleaning the external casing and the control panel ..........46 Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer ............
  • Page 4 Contents Levelling the machine..................64 Screwing out and adjusting the feet............... 64 Installing under a continuous worktop ............65 Washer-dryer stack ..................65 The water protection system................66 Connection to the water supply ................68 Water drainage ....................70 Electrical connection ..................71 Technical data....................
  • 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...
  • Page 13: How The Control Field Works

    Operating the washing machine f Sensor controls – CapDosing i Start/Stop sensor Touching the Start/Stop sensor  CapDosing of fabric care starts the selected programme or products (e.g. fabric condi- cancels a programme that has tioner, proofing agent) already been started. The sensor flashes slowly as soon as it is pos- ...
  • Page 14: Guideline

    GuideLine This washing machine is designed for Control field blind and visually impaired people and The control field consists of sensor con- is equipped with a special user inter- trols. The sensor controls react to face. In addition, an acoustic signal touch.
  • Page 15 GuideLine Capsules sensor controls A brief signal sounds to indicate that an extra option has been selected. A signal There are 3 sensor controls for cap- will sound twice in quick succession to sules. The sensor controls are marked indicate that an extra option has been differently depending on the capsule.
  • Page 16: 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 17: 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 18 Before using for the first time Running the first programme  Open the stopcock.  Reach under the door grip and pull  Turn the programme selector to Cot- the door open. tons. Tip: Leave the door slightly open to al- The washing machine is now switched low the drum to dry.
  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 21: Load The Washing Machine

    2. Load the washing machine Open the door Close the door  Reach under the door grip and pull  Make sure that no items are caught the door open. between the door and the seal. Check the drum for pets or foreign objects before loading it with laun- dry.
  • Page 22: 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 23 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 24: 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 25 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 26: 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 27 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 28: Start The Programme

    5. Start the programme To start a programme  Touch the flashing Start/Stop sensor. The door will lock (the  symbol will appear in the control panel to show this) and the programme will start. If a delay start time has been selected, then this will count down in the time display.
  • Page 29: End Of Programme - Unload The Drum

    6. End of programme - unload the drum End of programme Items left in the drum could discolour other items in the next wash or be- The time display shows 0:00. The  come discoloured themselves. symbol will remain lit up in the control Remove all items from the drum.
  • Page 30: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed in wash pro- To omit the final spin (Rinse grammes hold)  Touch the  sensor (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 final rinse wa- brightly lit up in the control field.
  • Page 31: Delay Start

    Delay start With Delay start, you can delay the start To begin delay start of a programme from 1 hour up to a  Touch the flashing Start/Stop sensor. maximum of 7 hours. This allows you to The delay start process starts and make use of night-time economy elec- counts down in the time display.
  • Page 32: Programme Chart

    Programme chart ECO 40-60 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 , the wash temperature reached is below 60 °C. The wash performance is the same as with the Cottons 60 °C pro- gramme.
  • Page 33 Programme chart Woollens  Cold to 40 °C Max. load 2.0 kg Items Wool or wool blend fabric Reduce the spin speed for fabric that creases easily. Shirts Cold to 60 °C Max. load 2.0 kg Items Shirts and blouses made of cotton and mixed fibre –...
  • Page 34 Programme chart Proofing 40 °C Max. load 2.5 kg Items Treating microfibre fabric, ski wear or table linen made from mainly synthetic fibres to provide a finish which is resistant to water and dirt – The items must be freshly laundered and spun or dried before proofing.
  • Page 35: 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 36: 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     ECO 40-60     Cottons     Minimum iron     Delicates     Shirts ...
  • Page 37: 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 38: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses level rhythm level     ECO 40-60 1,2,3     Cottons     Minimum iron     Delicates Woollens    ...
  • Page 39 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 40: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Removing laundry after cancelling Changing a programme or the programme adding/removing laundry If you want to remove the laundry when After the successful start of a pro- it is dripping wet: gramme it is no longer possible to se- lect a different programme.
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43 Detergent Adding fabric conditioner or li- Colour run and dye removers/ quid 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 softener, activ- cause corrosion in the washing ma- ate the Water plus extra.
  • Page 44: 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  ...
  • Page 45: 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   ECO 40-60 – –   Cottons – – ...
  • Page 46: 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 47 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 48: Hygiene Info(Cleaning The Drum)

    Cleaning and care  First turn off the stopcock. Hygiene info (Cleaning the drum)  Unscrew the inlet hose from the stop- cock. Washing at low temperatures and/or us- ing liquid detergent can cause bacteria and unpleasant odours to build up in the washing machine.
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: During The Programme, A Symbol Appears In The Time Display

    When washing, a wash programme using a temperat- lights up. ure above 60 °C has not been run for a long time.  Run the Cottons 90 °C programme using Miele machine cleaner or a universal powder detergent. This will clean the washing machine and prevent a...
  • Page 52: 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 53 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 54: 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 55: The Door Will Not Open

    Problem solving guide The door will not open Problem Cause and remedy The door cannot be The door is locked during a programme. pulled open during a  Touch the Start/Stop sensor to cancel the pro- programme. gramme. The programme is cancelled, the door will unlock and you will be able to pull it open.
  • Page 56: Opening The Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Cut

    Problem solving guide Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/ or power cut  Switch off the washing machine.  Slowly unscrew the drain filter to let the water out.  Tighten the drain filter back up again if you need to interrupt the flow of water.
  • Page 57 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 filter thoroughly. ...
  • Page 58: 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 59: Installation

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Front view a Inlet hose with Waterproof system e Detergent dispenser drawer b Mains connection cable f Door c Flexible drain hose (with detachable g Access to drain filters, drain pumps swivel elbow) and emergency release d Control panel h Four height-adjustable feet...
  • Page 60: Rear View

    *INSTALLATION* Installation Rear view a Drain hose e Inlet hose with Waterproof system b Transport clips for inlet and drain f Safety caps for transit bars hoses and mains connection cable g Transport clips for inlet and drain c Mains connection cable hoses and for storing transit bars when not in use d Protruding lid for holding when mov-...
  • Page 61: 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 62 *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 63: 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 64: 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 65: 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 66: The Water Protection System

    Inlet hose The water protection system – The casing on the inlet hose contains The Miele water protection system pro- two solenoid valves , which cut off tects all parts of the washing machine the water intake directly at the stop- from water damage.
  • Page 67 *INSTALLATION* Installation The electronic unit  and drainage and overflow protection – Drainage protection Any leaking water is collected in the sump  in the base of the machine. A float switch  closes the solenoid valves , preventing any more water from flowing into the machine and water in the suds container is pumped away.
  • Page 68: Connection To The Water Supply

    *INSTALLATION* Installation The washing machine should be con- Connection to the water supply nected to the mains water supply in ac-  Health risk and risk of damage cordance with current local and national due to contaminated incoming water. safety regulations. The German author- ities do not require it to have a non-re- The quality of the incoming water turn valve as the washing machine has...
  • Page 69 This filter must not be removed. Hose extension A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose is available from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department as an optional extra. This hose is tested to withstand pres-...
  • Page 70: 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 71: 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 73: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 596 mm Depth 636 mm Depth with door open 1054 mm Height for building under 850 mm Width for building under 600 mm Weight Approx. 100 kg Capacity 8 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Connected load See data plate Fuse rating...
  • Page 74: 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 WDD 131 WPS GuideLine 8,0 kg Rated capacity Energy efficiency class A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient) A+++ 177 kWh/year Annual energy consumption (AE Energy consumption of the standard "60°C cotton programme"...
  • Page 75 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 76: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Energy Water Duration Residual moisture °C  kWh Litres h:min * Cottons 0.90 2:59 * 0.88 2:59 * 0.53 2:59 Cottons 2.10 2:29 1.35 2:29 1.15 2:19 0.98 2:39 0.35 2:39 Minimum iron 0.45 1:59 Delicates 0.25 1:09 –...
  • Page 77: Selecting Test Programmes

    Consumption data Selecting test programmes *Test programmes that conform to EN 60456 and the energy label to Direct- ive 1061/2010 can be selected via the ECO 40-60 programme.  Turn the programme selector to the ECO 40-60 programme. In the temperature display, temperature 60 is brightly illuminated and 40 is dimly il- luminated.
  • Page 78: 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 79: Editing And Saving A Programmable Function

    Programmable functions Editing and saving a program- Exit programming level mable 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 80: 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/Stop sensor will When the code has been activated, you flash slowly.
  • Page 81: Memory

    Programmable functions  Memory  Soak duration The washing machine will save the You can set a duration for the soak last settings (temperature, spin speed process of between 30 minutes and and some of the extras) selected for a two hours. programme after the programme has You can select the duration in 30 minute started.
  • Page 82: Reduce Temperature

    The boiling point for water is lower at There are three different water levels high altitudes. In order to avoid water which can be selected by activating boiling, Miele recommend activating the Water plus extra. the reduce temperature setting at alti- Options tudes of more than 2000 m above sea...
  • Page 83: Suds Cooling

    Programmable functions  Suds cooling  Backlight brightness dimmed When this is activated, additional wa- ter flows into the drum at the end of The brightness of the dimmed sensors the main wash to cool the suds down. in the control panel can be set to one Hot suds can damage plastic drainage of seven different levels.
  • Page 84: Optional Accessories

    Specialist detergents are available as this washing machine. All the products capsules  in convenient single dose have been designed for Miele washing amounts or in a handy bottle. machines. Outerwear These and many other useful products can be ordered via the internet at –...
  • Page 85: Fabric Care

    Optional accessories SilkCare Machine care – Liquid detergent for silks Machine cleaner – Contains a special silk protein condi- – For cleaning the washing machine tioning formula thoroughly and effectively – Gentle on colours – Removes grease, bacteria, and asso- ciated unpleasant odours –...
  • Page 87 United Kingdom: Miele Co. Ltd. Fairacres, Marcham Road Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1TW Tel: 0330 160 6600 Internet: Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG Carl-Miele-Straße 29 33332 Gütersloh Germany...
  • Page 88 WDD 131 WPS GuideLine en-GB M.-Nr. 11 343 530 / 00...