Miele W 1903A WASHING MACHINE Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for the W 1903

Washing Machine

To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these Operating Instructions
before installation or use.
M.-Nr. 05 018 530



  Summary of Contents for Miele W 1903A WASHING MACHINE

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for the W 1903 Washing Machine ö To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these Operating Instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 05 018 530...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Changing the program sequence ........
  • Page 3: Guide To The Machine

    1 Supply cable 5 Control panel 2 Cold water pressure hose 6 Drum door 3 Flexible drain hose, with detachable 7 Panel for access to lint filter and swivel elbow drain pump 4 Detergent dispenser drawer 8 Four height-adjustable legs...
  • Page 4 “Door” button; SPIN SPEED SELECTOR switch. opens the drum door. PROGRAM SEQUENCE indicators “ON/OFF” button; (LED indicator lamps). Turns the machine on and off or PROGRAM SELECTOR interrupts a program. The “On” lamp illuminates. Pushbuttons for additional functions.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    As the gas is flammable, do not 3. Do not allow children to play on or in smoke or use an open flame the appliance. Close supervision is during this time.
  • Page 6: Help Protect Our Environment

    Rather than throwing these materials before you use your new machine for away, please take them to your commu- the first time, or if it has been in storage nity recycling center. for more than a few weeks between uses.
  • Page 7: Optimal Usage

    Optimal usage Optimal usage Economy The key to good wash results is finding the correct combination of detergent To conserve energy, remember the fol- and temperature, and then allowing the lowing tips: washing machine to optimize their us- – The automatic load control feature age through its programming.
  • Page 8: Before Using The First Time

    ^ Turn the dial to the required setting. follows: Use the tool supplied with the ma- chine. It is located behind the deter- ^ Do not put any laundry in the ma- gent drawer door, on the left hand chine. side (see “Cleaning and Care”).
  • Page 9: Preparing The Laundry

    ^ Sort the laundry Only wash items that are labeled ma- chine washable by the manufacturer. Some garments will have a Fabric care label in the collar or side seam. If so, sort the laundry by care label and color.
  • Page 10 Turn the program selector Load the machine to Finish / Start Unfold the laundry and place it in the Press the “ON/OFF” button drum. For best results we recommend Press any desired “Additional washing mixed loads consisting of both function”...
  • Page 11: End Of Program

    Press the “ON/OFF” button. Press the “Door” button. Do not attempt to remove laundry from the machine if the drum is turn- ing. You may seriously injure your- self. If the drum turns with the door open, contact the Miele Service De- partment.
  • Page 12: Textile Care Symbols

    Textile care symbols Some clothing manufacturers have Hand wash started placing textile care symbols on do not wash their products. The following is an ex- dry clean only planation of some of these symbols. do not dry clean Washing (°C)
  • Page 13: Adding Detergent

    – Add the specified amount of water – If the laundry is not clean or if it is softener according to the manufac- gray or hard to the touch, add turer’s instructions.
  • Page 14: Adding Fabric Softener Or Starch

    Adding fabric softener or starch Adding fabric softener or starch If fabric softener is desired, it will work At the end of the program a small more effectively and be gentler on the amount of water will normally remain in...
  • Page 15: Programs

    11 lbs (5 kg) rinse - low max. spin: 1200 rpm 2) Rinse cycles used: Normal run time: 1 h 55 min (app.) Normal program - four Short run time: 1 h 20 min (app.) Short program - four PERMANENT PRESS...
  • Page 16 For all machine washable woolens and Reduced agitation is also used. wool blends. Temperature: (guidelines) Also suitable for silks. cold - 105°F - for all colors of wool and 1) Water level used: silk. wash - low rinse - high...
  • Page 17 75°F to help the detergent Drain disolve and to compensate for temper- ature fluctuations in the plumbing sys- If laundry is to be removed wet for drip tem. drying. Normally used in conjunction with “Without final spin”.
  • Page 18: Additional Options

    Setting the selector switch to the highest setting saves energy if the laun- “Water plus” dry is to be dried in a tumble dryer. The Slightly increases the water level, best spin speed in the “PERMANENT PRES- used;...
  • Page 19: Changing The Program Sequence

    ^ Turn the Program Selector to As soon as the program sequence indi- “Finish/Start”. When only the “On” cator lamp for the stage you wish stops LED is lit, a new program can be se- flashing: lected. ^ turn the Program Selector to the de- To change a program when the Child sired program.
  • Page 20: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning and care To clean the washing machine: ^ Clean the casing using a mild non- abrasive detergent or soap and water, and wipe dry with a soft cloth. ^ Clean the control panel with a damp cloth.
  • Page 21: Cleaning The Drain Pump And Lint Trap

    ^ Turn the lint trap lid counterclockwise 2 - 3 times. Do not remove it. Approx. 2 quarts (2 l) of water will drain out of the hose. If the main drain hose is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (max.
  • Page 22 Cleaning and care ^ Once the flow of water stops, remove the lint trap and clean it. ^ Clean the inside of the lint trap hous- ing. ^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g. Remove any detergent deposits or for- eign objects from the thread of the filter buttons, coins, etc.) or lint.
  • Page 23: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    Inspect the inlet hose regularly. The hose should be replaced if there are The washing machine has two water in- small cracks in the surface, or if it has let filters to protect each inlet valve. been otherwise damaged or cut.
  • Page 24: Problem Solving Guide

    1 gallon (3.8l) lection sequence is important: in 15 seconds. 1. Turn the Program Selector to If too little water is taken in during the “Finish/Start”. next program, the water pressure may 2. Turn the machine “On”.
  • Page 25 ^ Select the „ Water plus“ function if flashes during, or after the end necessary. of a program ^ If using a water softener, pour the de- If this occurs again during the next pro- tergent into the dispenser before gram,call the Miele Service Depart- adding the water softener.
  • Page 26 1/2 of the rec- reduced agitation to decrease the risk ommended dosage. of further pilling.
  • Page 27: Opening The Drum Door During A Power Failure

    Opening the drum door during the spin cycle a power failure If this is a new installation, check to see To prevent water from spilling on to that the shipping struts have been re- the floor, make certain the machine moved from the back of the washer.
  • Page 28: After Sales Service

    After sales service After sales service If problems occur that cannot be easily fixed, or if the appliance is under war- ranty, please contact: – The nearest Miele Technical Service Department (see back cover). When contacting the Technical Service Department, please have the model...
  • Page 29: Installation Instructions

    Concrete floors are Please note: less prone to vibration during the spin ^ Do not lift the machine by the drum cycle than wooden floors. door. Please note the following points:...
  • Page 30 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ^ Turn the right shipping strut 90° ^ Plug the two holes with the plastic clockwise. caps provided. Movement of the machine without the shipping struts in place should be kept to a minimum. The shipping struts should be stored in a safe place for future use.
  • Page 31 Leveling the machine much as necessary by turning both To ensure smooth operation, it is es- the foot 1 as well as the locking ring 2 sential that the machine is level. to the left using a screwdriver (see il- lustration).
  • Page 32 This Miele washing machine can be in- washer, at least a gap must be stalled as part of a washer dryer stack left between the top of the machine in combination with a Miele tumble and bottom of the countertop; and dryer.
  • Page 33: Plumbing

    Connect the water supply hose (the hose marked blue) to the cold water tem. valve. The 5 ft. (1.5m) drain hose may be con- Turn on the valve and check for leaks. nected as follows: The water pressure must be within 1.
  • Page 34: Electrical Connection

    The washing machine is supplied with a electric shock by providing a path of 5 ft long, 4 wire cord, ending in a NEMA least resistance for the electric current. 14-30 P plug, ready for connection to a...
  • Page 35: Programmable Functions

    After about 30 seconds, the sequence indicator lamps will start flashing in suc- cession. A new program can be se- lected as soon as the “On” lamp is the only one remaining lit. The three functions described above can be programmed by the owner using the steps shown on the following pages.
  • Page 36 To activate the additional functions: Turn off the machine, close the door, and release all pushbuttons. Set the Program Selector to “Finish/Start”. Carry out steps 1 and 2 within 4 seconds. Step 1: ^ Press the “ON/OFF” button Step 2: ^ Press the “Water...
  • Page 37 C Program Lock “Woolens - cold” (Child safety feature) ^ Press the “Water plus” button twice, (i.e. in and out once) Step 4: The “Rinse/Rinse & hold” LED will light up Then: ^ To store the function: press the “ON/OFF” button...
  • Page 38 Programmable functions Deleting the additional func- If, after Step 2, the Program Selector tions: is accidentally turned to a setting other than one of the three shown: Follow the same instructions given un- – If the Rinse/Rinse & hold der “To activate the additional func- indicator does not light up - no tions”, steps 1 to 4.
  • Page 39: Technical Data

    Technical data Technical data 1.1 Dimensions Height - 33 " (845 mm + 860mm) Width " (600 mm) Depth (including distance from wall) 24" (610 mm) Weight 220 lbs. (100 kg) Capacity 11 lbs. (5 kgs.) dry laundry Rated load 2.8 kW...
  • Page 40 Specifications Cold water hose with 3/4” female hose thread connection Drainage is via a 5 ft. long (1.5m) , 1 1/4 “ (32mm) OD hose. This washing machine is supplied with a 5 foot long (1.5m) cable with plug for...
  • Page 44 Alteration rights reserved/002 3100 These instructions are printed on 100% unbleached, recycled paper are completely Biodegradable.

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