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Miele NOVOTRONIC W 1903 Instruction Manual

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Instruction manual

for washing machine
W 1903
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine to avoid
the risk of accident, or damage
to the machine.
M-Nr. 05 226 190



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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Instruction manual for washing machine W 1903 It is essential to read these operating instructions before installing or using the machine to avoid the risk of accident, or damage to the machine. M-Nr. 05 226 190...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Guide to the machine..........3 Important safety Instructions .
  • Page 3: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine Supply cable Cold water pressure hose Flexible drain hose, with detachable swivel elbow Detergent dispenser drawer Guide to the machine Control panel Drum door Panel for access to lint filter and drain pump Four height-adjustable leg levelers...
  • Page 4 Guide to the machine Guide to the machine “Door” button opens the drum door “ON/OFF” button to turn machine on or off or to interrupt a programme. “On” light illuminates Pushbutton switches for additional options Detergent dispenser drawer Compartment i - for the pre-wash Compartment j - for the main wash Compartment p (with lid) - for fabric softener or starch.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to per- sons when using your appliance, fol- low basic precautions, including the following: 1. Read all instructions before using the appliance. 2. Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted in gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents,...
  • Page 6: Help To Protect Our Environment

    Help protect our environment Help protect our environment Disposal of the packing ma- terial The transport and protective packing is mostly manufactured from the following recycled or re-useable materials: – corrugated paper/cardboard – polystyrene - CFC-free – polyethylene foil (transparent) –...
  • Page 7: Economical Usage

    – Use only the correct amount of deter- gent required for the water hardness in your area. Miele recommends the use of low-sudsing powder deter- gents, as their characteristics allow them to perform better in front-load- ing machines than regular powder or liquid detergents.
  • Page 8: Before Using For The First Time

    Installation instructions can be found on pages 33 - 37. Make sure the transport struts on the rear of the washer have been removed. Any residual water left in the machine from the testing pro-...
  • Page 9: Preparing The Laundry

    Preparing the laundry Empty all pockets. Foreign objects inadvertently left in pockets (e.g. nails, coins, paper clips,etc.) can cause damage to clothes and the machine. Sort the laundry Most garments have a textile care label in the collar or side seam. Sort the laundry by care label.
  • Page 10: Textile Care Symbols

    Textile care symbols Textile care symbols The textile care symbols on clothing in- dicate the maximum temperature at which the clothing should be washed and are a good guideline when choos- ing a programme. In choosing a pro- gramme, it can be taken into account that front-loading machines are gentler on clothing than most top-loading, verti- cal tub machines.
  • Page 11: Adding Detergent

    Adding detergent Powder detergent should be added to compartment j at the beginning of each wash cycle. Miele recommends the use of low-suds- ing powder detergents, as their charac- teristics allow them to perform better in front-loading machines than regular powder or liquid detergents.
  • Page 12: Adding Fabric Softener

    Never mix fabric softener and starch together in compartment p. This can lead to a blockage in the washer’s over- flow system. Use the “Starch” programme for dis- pensing liquid starch (see Pg. 15).
  • Page 13: Programmes

    This is because front-loading machines balance the 5 basic washing factors (mechanical action, water, detergent, temperature and time) differ- ently than do vertical tub machines. Miele’s front-loading machines use an ad- vanced hydromatic washing action, precise and steady temperatures, less water and detergent than vertical tub machines but more time.
  • Page 14: Permanent Press

    Programmes Programmes PERMANENT PRESS For cotton blend fabrics, polyester blends and other sysnthetics such as acrylic, nylon and ramie. 1) Water levels used: wash - low rinse - high (to reduce wrinkling) 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal programme - three Short programme - three = additional options 30°C - dark fabrics which are a blend or...
  • Page 15: Delicates

    Programmes DELICATES For synthetics, machine washable silks, fine washables commonly washed by hand (e.g. blouses, sweaters, baut not wool or wool blends), lace or crocheted (non-woolen) items, curtains and knit garments. 1) Water level used: wash - high rinse - high 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal programme - three Short programme - three...
  • Page 16: Woollens

    Programmes Programmes WOOLLENS For all machine washable woollens and wool blends, including blankets and wool mixtures with cotton or rayon. Also suitable for woollens commonly washed by hand (e.g. sweaters) and silks. 1) Water level used: wash - low rinse - high 2) Rinse sysles used: Normal programme - three No additional options can be selected...
  • Page 17 Programmes Starch For tablecloths, napkins, aprons, shirts. max load: 5.0 kg (11 lbs.) max spin: 1200 rpm Run time: 21 min Spin For spinning wet items not washed in the machine (hand washed). Such items must be suitable for machine spinning.
  • Page 18: Additional Options

    Additional options Additional options By selecting one or more of the push- button options, basic programmes can be tailored to the type of laundry being washed. “Pre-wash” – Use for heavily soiled or stained laundry items. – Available in the “COTTONS”, “PER- MANENT PRESS”...
  • Page 19: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Selecting a programme A programme can only be started when: The machine is turned on. The drum door is properly shut. The programme selector switch is at the “Start/Finish” position. Turn the programme selector switch to the desired programme to begin.
  • Page 20: End Of Programme

    You may seriously injure yourself. If the drum turns with the door open, con- tact the Miele Service Department. Check the folds in the door seal for any small articles such as buttons or nails which may be lodged there.
  • Page 21: Programmable Options

    Cus- tomer using the steps shown on pages 22-23. There are other programmable func- tions which are reserved for Miele Service Engineers. They are not nor- mally activated and require access to internal machine components. In...
  • Page 22 Programmable options Programmable options To activate the additional options: Turn off the machine, close the door, and release all pushbuttons. Set the programme selector switch to “Start/Finish”. Carry out steps 1 and 2 within 4 seconds. Step 1: Press the “ON/OFF” button Step 2: Press the “Water...
  • Page 23: Quick Wash

    Programmable options Step 3: Set the Programme selector to: “Quick Wash” “Drain” “Woollens cold” Step 4: The “Rinse/Rinse & hold” LED will light up Then: Step 5: Press the “Water plus” button twice (i.e. in and out once) To store the option: press the “ON/OFF” button Programmable options additiona options High water level...
  • Page 24 Programmable options Programmable options Deleting the additional op- tions: Follow the same instructions given under “activating the additional op- tions”, steps 1 to 4. When the “Rinse/Rinse & hold” lamp goes out; Press “ON/OFF”. The additional option has now been deleted.
  • Page 25: User-Maintenance Instructions Cleaning And Care

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Cleaning and Care USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Cleaning and Care Cleaning the washing machine Clean the casing with a mild non-ab- rasive detergent, or soap and water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Clean the facia panel with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 26: Cleaning The Drain Pump And Lint Trap

    Cleaning and Care Cleaning and Care Cleaning the drain pump and lint trap The lint trap generally will require clean- ing only if small items are frequently left in pockets, or if objects containing long fibers or hair (Afghans, dog blankets, etc.) are often washed.
  • Page 27 Cleaning and Care Once the flow of water ceases, remove the lint trap and clean it. Remove any foreign objects (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and lint. Turn the drain pump impeller (in the back of the chamber) by hand to check that it rotates freely.
  • Page 28: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filter

    If a replacement is necessary, use only a genuine Miele inlet hose, as other hoses may burst under pressure. To clean the filter in the inlet valve:...
  • Page 29: Problem Solving Guide

    5 l (1 gal.) in 15 seconds. The filters in the inlet hose are clogged (see “Cleaning and Care” on page 26). If, after checking the above, too little or no water is taken in during the next pro- gramme, call the Miele Service Depart- ment.
  • Page 30 The “Main wash” indicator lamp flashes during, or after the end of a programme. If this occurs again during the next pro- gramme, call the Miele Service Depart- ment. Despite adequate water sup- ply pressure, the machine takes a long time to fill.
  • Page 31 Problem solving guide Excessive build-up of foam To avoid this problem from the outset, take note of the following points: Use only low-sudsing powder deter- gents. If foaming still occurs, cut back to approximately 2/3 of the manufacturer’s recommended quan- tity.
  • Page 32 Liquid detergent does not contain any bleaching agents capable of removing stains such as fruit, coffee or tea. Miele recommends the use of a low- sudsing powder detergent. These detergents usually contain agents ca- pable of removing these stains.
  • Page 33: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Power Failure

    If this is a new installation, check to see that the transport struts have been removed from the back of the washer. If this occurs on an existing washer, the most likely cause is that the machine’s four feet are not resting securely on the floor.
  • Page 34: After Sales Service

    If problems occur that cannot be easily repaired, or if the appliance is under warranty, please contact: Your Miele Dealer or The Miele Service Department (see back cover). When contacting the Service Depart- ment, please have the Model and Ser-...
  • Page 35: Installation Instructions Installation

    If the machine is installed on a raised platform, it should be secured using retaining clips (available from the Miele Parts Dept.). If installed on a masonry or concrete base, the base should be provided with a rim 1 to 2 cm high.
  • Page 36 Reinstallation can be carried out by reversing the procedure. Washer-Dryer stack A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked on top of this washing machine. A stacking kit* can be purchased from the Miele Parts Department.
  • Page 37: Levelling The Machine

    Installation Levelling the machine The machine must be level to ensure smooth operation. Check with a spirit level. The feet are adjusted using the leg le- vellers as follows: Note: All 4 legs have counternuts. Shorten front left leg until the ma- chine stands on 3 legs only;...
  • Page 38: Grounding Instructions And Electrical Connection

    Grounding instructions and Electrical connection Grounding instructions and Electrical connection GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction, ground- ing will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of least re- sistance for the electric current. This ap- pliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment grounding conductor and plug.
  • Page 39 Grounding instructions and Electrical connection Grounding instructions and Electrical connection “DOUBLE RECEPTACLE” Miele offers a “Double Receptacle”, which will allow you to use a standard dryer, 4 wire, 30A outlet that most laundry rooms already have. Two 15A appliances can be powered from this kit.
  • Page 40: Plumbing

    14 psi (0.1 MPa), the standard inlet valve of the machine must be exchanged for a low pressure version available from the Miele Parts Dept. The water supply hose is equipped with a filter; please do not remove this filter.
  • Page 41: Technical Data

    Technical data 1.1 Dimensions Height Width Depth (including distance from wall) Weight Capacity Rated load Fuse rating Water pressure Maximum delivery head Drain hose Maximum length Power supply Max floor load Technical data 850 mm (+ 10/-0.5mm) 600 mm 600 mm 99 kg (219 lbs.) 5 kg dry laundry 2.8 kW...
  • Page 42 Technical data Technical data 1.2 Specifications Cold water connection hose with 3/4" Female hose thread (typical thread for wash- ing machine or garden hose). Drainage via 1.5 m (5 ft.) long , 1 1/4" OD hose. Electrical: 1.5 m (5 ft.) long cable with plug for connection to a two phase, 120/240 (208) VAC, 60 Hz power supply (3-pole-4 wire grounding).
  • Page 44 Alteration rights reserved/000 0699 This paper is made from 100% chlorine-free bleached cellulose and therefore protects the environment.