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Miele W 3923 WPS Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3923 WPS
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. 06 873 570



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3923 WPS 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. 06 873 570...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    They are, however, bags etc. are disposed of safely and essential for the correct functioning of kept out of the reach of babies and your appliance or machine. Please do young children. Danger of suffocation! not therefore dispose of your old...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Disposal of the packing material ........2 Disposal of your old appliance or machine ....... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Fabric conditioners and liquid starch ........37...
  • Page 5 Screwing out and adjusting the feet ....... . . 55...
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Do not connect the machine to the fabrics as well as satin, lace, silk and mains electricity supply by an other hand-washable garments. Any extension lead. Extension leads do not other applications may be dangerous.
  • Page 7 – it is switched off at the wall socket machine and its surroundings in a and the plug is withdrawn, or clean condition at all times. Any –...
  • Page 8 Warning and Safety instructions Turn off the stopcock if the Textiles which have been machine is to be left for any length pre-treated in solvent based of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there cleaning agents must be thoroughly is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate rinsed in clean water before being vicinity.
  • Page 9: Disposal Of Your Old Machine

    Before discarding an old machine, the risk of injury do not allow switch it off at the wall socket and children to play on or near it or to play unplug it. Render the plug useless. Cut with the controls. Supervise its use by...
  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Opens the machine door. machine and can also be used to update programming data in the future. e Load/Detergent button For calling up the load size or the recommended amount of detergent, and for calibrating the load size sensor to zero.
  • Page 11: Display

    Operating the washing machine Display Selecting programmes via the display The display is used for the following: With the programme selector at the Selecting and displaying settings Further programmes position, you can select one of the following – Temperature programmes: –...
  • Page 12 Various settings are made via the Menu Dark garments buttons. Continue They are used to alter or confirm the Pressing the left hand Menu button value displayed above the vertical line. under Continue calls up further programmes, and you can then confirm...
  • Page 13: Before Using For The First Time

    The washing machine has a sensor which measures the amount of laundry in the drum. This determines the ^ If the language shown is not the one amount of detergent required. To allow you want, select the language you do...
  • Page 14 Menu button under OK. Running your first programme Your machine is now ready for the first programme to be run. 15:00 ^ Press and hold the Load/Detergent...
  • Page 15: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    To make the most out of your – Adjust the dosage to the degree of machine, load the maximum dry load soiling of the laundry. for the programme you are using.
  • Page 16: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based clean- The headings numbered A, B, C, . . . ing agent (e.g. one containing ben- show the operating sequence and can zene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure be used as brief instructions.
  • Page 17 D Select a temperature / spin speed The interior drum lighting will come on. The suggested temperature and/or spin speed can be changed if required. The programme selector will light up and the display will ask you to select a Cottons programme. 1:49 Duration: C Select a programme 60°C...
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly The display shows the amount of laundry loaded in the drum as a % (in 25% steps) of the maximum load permissible for the programme selected. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. Mixing both large and...
  • Page 19 F Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount because . . . When the door is closed, the load size indicator will be replaced with the . . . too little detergent results in: detergent percentage display.
  • Page 20 How to wash correctly G Select Delay start (if required) ^ Press the m button to set the time you wish to programme to end at. See "Delay start" for more information. H Start the programme ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button.
  • Page 21 Cottons Anti-crease 60°C 1600 rpm ^ Check the folds in the door seal for Programme finished any small articles, e.g. buttons, which Unload the drum might be lodged there. before switching off...
  • Page 22: Extra Options

    Extra options Short You can now use the display to select the soak time you require. For light to nomal soiling with no visible staining. Soak duration The duration of the main wash is Duration: 0:30 h reduced. Increase Water plus...
  • Page 23: Spinning

    An Rinse and interim spin additional rinse is introduced if this There is a spin after the main wash and setting is selected with the Cottons , between the rinses. A reduction in the Hygiene , Minimum iron , Express and final spin speed will also reduce the Automatic programmes.
  • Page 24: Delay Start

    Delay start 9:05 start of a programme can be delayed from 9:05 to 10:49 from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours, allowing you to make use of Change Back A night-time economy electricity rates, for B Use the left hand Menu button under example.
  • Page 25 Continue Change Delete ^ Confirm by pressing the right hand ^ Use the left hand Menu button under Menu button under OK. Change to alter the time you want the ^ Now you can select a different programme to end at.
  • Page 26: Programme Chart

    Woollens cold to 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg Fabric Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the cold setting. Extra option Rinse hold Max. load 3.5 kg Automatic cold to 40°C...
  • Page 27 Max. load 3.0 kg Notes – Wash denim inside out. – Denim often contains excess dye and will run during the first few washes. Wash light and dark coloured items separately. Extra options Pre-wash, Soak, Short, Rinse hold Hygiene 8 60°C...
  • Page 28 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg Item Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. A pre-rinse without detergent is carried out automatically to remove dust. Note For curtains which crease easily, reduce the spin speed or deselect it.
  • Page 29 (poplin) or tablecloths to provide a water and dirt resistant finish. Notes – The items should be freshly washed and spun or dried before proofing. – For best results, the items should be heat-treated afterwards, either in a tumble dryer or by ironing.
  • Page 30: Programme Sequence

    – – – d = Low water level a= Normal wash rhythm ( = Medium water level b= Gentle action e = High water level c= Woollens d= Silks See the following page for more information about the programme sequences.
  • Page 31 This means that programme cycles and durations programme, the drum continues to turn can vary. at intervals for up to 30 minutes to help prevent creasing. The door can be The programme sequences outlined in opened and laundry removed at any the chart are based on the basic time during the anti-crease phase.
  • Page 32: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols Washing Ironing The figure quoted in the bucket is the The number of dots indicates the maximum temperature the garment ironing temperature can be washed at. The number of Hot iron (max sole plate temp. bars under the symbol indicates the approx.
  • Page 33: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Continue ^ Press the right hand Menu button Programme under OK. After the start of a programme it is no The suds will be pumped away. longer possible to select a different programme. If you want to remove the laundry: ^ Press the Door button.
  • Page 34: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry Safety lock after a programme has started The safety lock prevents the machine ^ Press the Door button to open the from being opened or the drum door. programme cancelled during a wash programme.
  • Page 35: Detergent

    All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suitable. Use dispensing aids, e.g. balls, if these are supplied with the detergent. Tablets are suitable for full loads, but note that it may be impractical to reduce tablets for smaller loads. Some tablets do not dissolve as rapidly as others, and may not be suitable for programmes with short durations.
  • Page 36: Water Softener

    Water softener The right amount to dispense will depend on the following: A water softener can be used to cut down on the use of detergents in hard – The quantity of the laundry water areas. Dispense according to the –...
  • Page 37: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    ^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid starch to compartment §. ^ Turn the programme selector to Starch . ^ Select a spin speed or the Rinse hold extra option. ^ Add the fabric conditioner or liquid ^ Press the Start/Stop button.
  • Page 38: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Extra cleaning Disconnect the machine from the Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above) mains electricity supply and with powder detergent approx. every 6 withdraw the plug from the socket weeks to help prevent deposits building before cleaning the machine.
  • Page 39 ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from compartment § and rinse under ^ Use a bottle brush to remove warm running water. Clean the detergent residues and limescale siphon tube in the same way. from the jets inside the detergent dispenser drawer housing.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    ^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of the plastic filter bar 2 and remove. ^ Clean the plastic filter. ^ Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the hose. Turn on the stopcock and check the connection is watertight.
  • Page 41: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the machine, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Department. Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 42: Fault Messages In The Display

    Use less detergent next the display: built up during time and follow the Anti-crease washing. manufacturer's instructions on dosage given on the alternately with packaging. Check detergent A To switch off the fault message: Switch the machine off with the I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 43: Problems With The Load Size Indicator Or Calibrating To Zero

    Problem solving guide Problems with the load size indicator or calibrating to zero Problem Possible cause Remedy ^ To recalibrate the sensor to the The display indicates There was already <25% zero setting: a load of or no laundry in the drum...
  • Page 44: General Problems

    "Installation and connection"). The pump makes This is not a fault! These noises occur at the end of strange noises. a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation. Large amounts of The water pressure is too –...
  • Page 45: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    White residues The detergent – Try and brush off the residues which look like contained compounds with a soft brush once the powder detergent (zeolites) to aid water laundry is dry.
  • Page 46: The Door Will Not Open

    There is still water in the Clean the drain filter and drain pump as described drum and the machine is in the next section. unable to drain. For safety reasons the drum door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is higher than 55°C.
  • Page 47: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    If the drain outlet is blocked, up to and/or power failure 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine. ^ Switch the washing machine off. There is a lever behind the detergent Caution: if laundry has been drawer fascia panel.
  • Page 48 ^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff from the filter housing. Turn the impeller by hand to check that it rotates freely. Any foreign object causing an obstruction should be removed. ^ Put the drain filter back in place and secure.
  • Page 49: After Sales Service

    After sales service In the event of any faults which you Future updates (PC) cannot remedy yourself, please The indicator light marked PC is the contact: interface used by Miele service – your Miele Dealer or technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the –...
  • Page 50: Installation And Connection

    Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system h Detergent dispenser drawer b Electricity supply cable i Drum door c - f Flexible drain hose (with j Access to drain filter, drain pump detachable swivel elbow) and emergency release g Control panel...
  • Page 51: Rear View

    Rear view a Protruding lid for holding when e Transit bar covers moving the machine f Restraining clip for inlet hose and b Electricity supply cable drain hose c Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system g Restraining clips for transit bars...
  • Page 52: Installation Surface

  • Page 53 Installation and connection ^ 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 54: Re-Fitting The Transit Bars

    (e.g.when moving house). Re-fitting the transit bars Re-fitting is carried out by reversing the ^ Fit the covers on to the two holes. procedure. Then plug the holes as shown with the caps. ^ Secure the transit bars to the back of the washing machine.
  • Page 55: Levelling The Machine

    Installation and connection Levelling the machine The machine must stand perfectly level on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. ^ Using the spanner supplied turn counter nut 2 in a clockwise direction. Then turn counter nut 2 together with foot 1 to unscrew.
  • Page 56: Building Under A Continuous Worktop/In A Kitchen Run

    Building under a continuous worktop/in a kitchen run If you wish to push your machine under a worktop and there is space to do this without removing the lid, the conversion kit is not necessary. Otherwise the conversion kit is essential.
  • Page 57: The Miele Waterproof System

    – Sump damage. Any leaking water is collected in a The system consists of three main sump in the base of the machine. A components: float switches off the safety valves, preventing any more water from 1) the inlet hose...
  • Page 58: Connection To The Water Supply

    100 reaching it. and 1,000 kPa (1-10 bar). If it is higher than 1,000 kPa it is essential to fit a pressure reducing valve. Connection to the mains water supply...
  • Page 59 Only use a Miele Waterproof system hose should you need a replacement. In order to protect the water inlet valve, the dirt filter in the water inlet valve connection must not be removed. Extension hose A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose...
  • Page 60: Connection To The Drainage System

    The swivel elbow – Make sure that the water can drain at the end of the hose can be turned in away freely without hindrance. either direction, or can be detached if Otherwise there is a risk of water required, with a sharp twist and pull.
  • Page 61: Electrical Connection U.k

    The regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
  • Page 62: Consumption Data

    Notes for test institutes: EN 60456 test programme Short programme for test institutes; the Short extra option must be selected. Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any extra options selected.
  • Page 63: Technical Data

    595 mm Depth 580 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Weight 94 kg Maximum floor load 1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 6 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate / plug Consumption data see "Consumption data"...
  • Page 64 Settings menu for changing default settings The Settings menu can be used to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Settings can be altered at any time.
  • Page 65: Settings Menu

    Settings menu Time (of day) To open the Settings menu ^ Connect the machine to the First select either a 24 hour or 12 hour electricity supply. clock. You can then set the current time of day. ^ Switch on the washing machine.
  • Page 66: Gentle Action

    Activating gentle action reduces the When this is activated, additional drum action and is suitable for water flows into the drum at the end washing slightly soiled items more of the main wash to cool the suds gently. It should be activated for down.
  • Page 67: Lock Code

    ^ Press the right hand Menu button under OK. Once the machine is switched off, it ^ The display will now request that a can only be used again if the code is code is entered. The code is 125 and entered. cannot be altered.
  • Page 68: Temperature Unit

    °C/Celsius or button is pressed. °F/Fahrenheit . The machine is delivered with the A tick L will appear beside the option keypad tone switched off. to show that it has been set. A tick L will appear beside the option Buzzer to show that it has been set.
  • Page 69: Standby Display

    You can also choose whether you want the display to go out 10 minutes after a To close the Settings menu programme has started or to remain Settings visible throughout the programme.
  • Page 72 Alteration rights reserved/3306/W 3923 WPS M.-Nr. 06 873 570 / 01 en - GB...