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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 1716
en - GB
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. 07 171 050

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    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 1716 en - GB 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. 07 171 050...

  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material or machine The transport and protective packing Electrical and electronic appliances / has been selected from materials which machines often contain materials are environmentally friendly for disposal which, if handled or disposed of and can normally be recycled.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment ......... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .

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    Contents Detergent ............27 The correct detergent .

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    The Miele water protection system ........

  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Do not let children touch it. hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics as well as satin, lace, silk and other hand-washable garments. Any other applications may be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.

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    If the connection cable is faulty it data on the data plate (voltage and must only be replaced by a Miele connected load) match the mains approved service technician to protect electricity supply. If in any doubt, the user from danger.

  • Page 8: Correct Use

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on www.miele-shop.com.

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    Accessory parts may only be fitted damage to component parts and create when expressly approved by Miele. If toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a other parts are used, guarantee, fire and explosion hazard.

  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel Display Start/Stop button See the following page for more For starting the programme selected information. and cancelling a programme once it has started. Temperature button For selecting a temperature. Extra option buttons Various Extra options can be added Spin speed button to the washing programmes.

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    Operating the washing machine Programme duration After the start of a programme, the estimated programme duration will appear in the display in hours and minutes. During the first 8 minutes the washing machine measures how much water is being absorbed by the laundry and uses this to calculate the load.

  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Setting the language Before using the machine for the first You will be asked to select the time ensure that it is correctly language you require for the display. It installed and connected. See is possible to change the language at "Installation and connection".

  • Page 13: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent – Water consumption and energy – Do not exceed the amounts of usage are determined by the size of detergent recommended by the the load. manufacturer on the packaging. To make the most out of your –...

  • Page 14: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based clean- The headings numbered , . . . 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. that any plastic parts (e.g.

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    How to wash correctly Switch on the washing machine Select a programme Load the drum ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.

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    How to wash correctly Select an extra option(s) Water plus The water level in the main wash and the rinses will be increased if the Water plus option is selected. However, you can select other settings for Water plus. These are described in "Programmable functions".

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    How to wash correctly Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount, because ..too little detergent results in: – Laundry not getting properly clean and with time it may become grey and hard to the touch. –...

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    How to wash correctly Start the programme Check that all items have been ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button. removed from the drum. Items left in The estimated programme duration will the drum could discolour other items appear in the display once the in the next wash or become discoloured themselves.

  • Page 19: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the setting using the Spin Programme speed button. The laundry will not be Cottons 1600 spun and will remain suspended in Minimum iron 1200 the final rinse water. This reduces Delicates creasing if the laundry is not going to Woollens...

  • Page 20: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.0 kg Fabric Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C Max.

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    Programme chart Automatic cold to 40°C Max. load 3.5 kg Fabric Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes. Sort according to colour. Note The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure the best possible care and wash result for each item.

  • Page 22: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final spin level rhythm level spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens Express Automatic Shirts – Denim – Dark garments Spin – – – – – = Low water level = Intensive rhythm = Medium water level = Normal rhythm...

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    Programme sequence This machine has fully electronic Special features in the programme controls with automatic load sequences: recognition. It takes in the right amount Anti-crease: of water required for the programme depending on the amount of laundry At the end of every programme, with and its absorbency rate.

  • Page 24: 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 25: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Changing a programme You can cancel a programme at any After the start of a programme it is no time after it has started. longer possible to select a different programme. ^ Press the Start/Stop button. Temperature Cancel programme ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button...

  • Page 26: 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 and programmes drum door. from being cancelled during a wash programme.

  • Page 27: Detergent

    For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment of the detergent dispenser drawer . Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment for the pre-wash.

  • Page 28: Water Softener

    No visible dirt or stains. Possibly softener. slight body odour. Miele branded water softening tablets Normally soiled are available from the Miele Spare Parts Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Department or via the internet on stains. www.miele-shop.com. Heavily soiled...

  • Page 29: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, thoroughly starch clean the dispenser compartment, Fabric conditioners especially the siphon tube and the make garments soft to handle and help fabric conditioner channel, regularly. prevent static cling when tumble See "Cleaning the detergent drying.

  • Page 30: Cleaning And Care

    If you have no be hosed down. reason to wash occasionally at this high temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C A range of Miele branded cleaning and programme with detergent but no conditioning products are available to laundry at regular intervals.

  • Page 31: Descaling The Machine

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon and conditioner Cleaning the detergent dispenser channel drawer housing ^ Use a bottle brush to remove 1. Remove the siphon from detergent residues and limescale compartment and rinse under from the jets inside the detergent warm running water.

  • Page 32: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the water inlet filters To clean the filter in the water inlet valve: The washing machine has two filters to ^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the protect the inlet valves. ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve These filters should be checked every and unscrew.

  • Page 33: 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 34: Fault Messages In The Display

    Problem solving guide Fault messages in the display Problem Possible cause Remedy lights up in the – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and display and blocked or the drain pump. restricted. Drain fault – The maximum delivery flashes.

  • Page 35: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine feet are not Level the machine (see The machine shakes during the spin cycle. level. "Installation"). The laundry has not been The machine detected an Include both large and spun properly and is still imbalance during the final small items in the load as...

  • Page 36: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a required result. bleaching agents. bleaching agent. They do not remove –...

  • Page 37: The Drum Door Does Not Open When You Press The Door Button

    Problem solving guide The drum door does not open when you press the Door button Possible cause Remedy Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or The machine is not connected to the switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. electricity supply and/or is not switched on.

  • Page 38: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/or Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in the Blocked drain outlet event of a blocked drain outlet 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.

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    Problem solving guide Once the flow of water ceases: Make sure the drain filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use. Opening the drum door Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry.

  • Page 40: After Sales Service

    Miele service – your Miele Dealer or technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the – the Miele Customer Contact Centre machine's programme data. (see back cover for contact details). When contacting your Dealer or Miele,...

  • Page 41: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view Inlet hose (tested to withstand Control panel pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) Drum door Electricity supply cable Access to drain filter, drain pump Flexible drain hose (with and emergency release detachable swivel elbow) Four height adjustable feet Detergent dispenser drawer...

  • Page 42: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view Protruding lid for holding when Transit bar covers moving the machine Restraining clip for inlet hose and Electricity supply cable drain hose Inlet hose (tested to withstand Restraining clips for transit bars pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) when removed Drain hose...

  • Page 43: Installation Surface

    ^ To remove the left and right covers raised plinth, it has to be secured against slippage during spinning 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the using retaining clips (available from cover as illustrated. the Miele Spare Parts Dept). 2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.

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    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 45: Re-fitting The Transit Bars

    Installation and connection To avoid the risk of injury the holes for the transit bars must be covered after the transit bars have been removed. ^ Secure the transit bars to the back of the washing machine. Make sure that holes are fitted over retainers The machine must not be moved...

  • Page 46: 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. Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may cause the machine to move about. Screwing out and adjusting the feet The four adjustable screw feet are used to level the machine.

  • Page 47: Building Under A Worktop

    Installation and connection Building under a worktop Washer-dryer stack A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked The machine lid must not be with the washing machine. A WTV removed. stacking kit is necessary which can be purchased from your Dealer or the This washing machine can be pushed Miele Spare Parts Department.

  • Page 48: The Miele Water Protection System

    – Overflow protection system This prevents the washing machine taking in too much water. If the water The Miele water protection system level exceeds a certain level, the protects the washing machine from drain pump switches in and pumps water damage.

  • Page 49: Connection To The Water Supply

    Maintenance and care Only use a genuine Miele hose should you ever need a replacement or extension. These are tested to withstand pressure of at least...

  • Page 50: Connection To The Drainage System

    If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department or Adapter your Miele dealer. * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.

  • Page 51: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection Electrical connection U.K. Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 All electrical work should be carried out The fuse cover must be refitted when by a suitably qualified and competent changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover person, in strict accordance with is lost, the plug must not be used until a current national and local safety suitable replacement is obtained.

  • Page 52: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Short Normal 95°C 6.0 kg 1.99 2 h 09 min Cottons 60°C 6.0 kg 1.02 1 h 49 min 60°C 3.0 kg 0.73 1 h 03 min 40°C 6.0 kg 0.65 2 h 04 min...

  • Page 53: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 634 mm Depth with door open 1074 mm Weight 99 kg Maximum floor load 1,600 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...

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    Programmable functions for changing default settings The programmable functions are used to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Programmable functions can be altered at any time.

  • Page 55: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To access programmable functions To alter a programmable function You can see the different options The programmable functions are available for a programmable function accessed via the Start/Stop button by turning the programme selector. and the programme selector. The option which is currently set will Before you begin, first ensure that: have a tick L beside it.

  • Page 56: Water Plus

    Programmable functions Water plus Gentle action This programmable function is used Activating gentle action reduces the to select the water intake setting for drum action and is suitable for the Water plus extra option. washing slightly soiled items more gently. It should be activated for There are three different options: garments with a single bar under the care label and for articles which feel...

  • Page 57: Code

    Programmable functions Code A code can be used to lock the electronics on the washing machine ^ Press the Start/Stop button. to prevent it being used without your The following will appear in the display: knowledge. Code activated When the code has been activated, you have to enter a code after switching the Once the machine is switched off, it washing machine on.

  • Page 58: Temperature Unit

    Programmable functions Temperature unit Keypad tone You can chose for the temperature to An audible tone sounds each time a be displayed as °C/Celsius or button is pressed. °F/Fahrenheit. The machine is delivered with the The machine is delivered with keypad tone deactivated.

  • Page 59: Standby Display

    Programmable functions Standby display Memory To save energy, the display goes out The washing machine will store the and the indicator light for the most recently selected settings Start/Stop button will start flashing (programme, temperature, spin slowly. speed and any extra options) in memory once the programme has The display will always go out, started.

  • Page 60: Optional Accessories

    All the products can also be ordered protecting the colour of the fabric and via the Miele Customer Contact Centre preventing static build-up. (see back cover for contact details). "Down Items"...

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    Fabric conditioner This liquid detergent is particularly suitable for cleaning coloured and dark The Miele fabric conditioner will give your laundry a fresh, natural fragrance. garments. The special formulation offers effective stain removal, even at It makes garments soft to handle and...

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