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MIELE G 2470 Operating Instructions Manual: Water Softener; Checking The Water Hardness

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Water softener

Every dishwasher is tested before
leaving the factory. Any water
remaining in the machine is from the
final factory test and does not
indicate that the machine has been
used.
To achieve good cleaning results, the
dishwasher needs soft water. Hard
water results in calcium deposits on
dishware and in the dishwasher.
If your tap water hardness is above 4°d
(4 gr/gal [US]), the water should be
softened. This takes place
automatically in the unit's integrated
water softener.
The water softener is set automatically
to the local water hardness.
The water softener is designed for a
water hardness of up to 70 °d.
If the hardness of your local supply
is constantly lower than 4 °d , you do
not need to add water softener
salt. The salt indicator turns off
automatically.
Before using for the first time
Checking the water hardness
Once the dishwasher has been
installed and connected, run the
"Rinse + Hold" program. After the
program has finished, the water
hardness measured by the sensor can
be displayed.
This value is displayed in °d and may
vary depending on the water quality.
^ Turn the dishwasher off with "o".
^ Press and hold the program and "g"
button simultaneously. Hold the
program button until the lower right
program indicator lights.
If it does not come on, start over.
^ Press the "Detergent" button twice.
The "Gel" indicator flashes twice in
intervals. The measured water hardness
is shown in the time display in the
numbers following "p".
^ Turn the dishwasher off with "o".
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