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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3834 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. 06 750 530



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3834 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. 06 750 530...
  • 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 Disposal of the packing material .
  • Page 4 Contents Changing the programme sequence ....... . . 26 Cancelling a programme ..........26 Interrupting a programme .
  • Page 5 The Miele Waterproof system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions This washing machine is not This washing machine conforms to intended for use by persons current safety requirements. (including children) with reduced Inappropriate use can, however, physical, sensory or mental lead to personal injury and damage capabilities, or lack of experience and to property.
  • Page 7 If the connection cable is faulty it connection data on the data plate must only be replaced by a Miele (voltage and connected load) match approved service technician to protect the mains electricity supply. If in any 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
  • Page 9 This should Always observe the manufacturer's be done by a competent person. instructions carefully. Miele cannot be held liable for Colour run and dye removers damage caused by non-compliance contain sulphur compounds which with these Warning and Safety can cause damage such as corrosion.
  • Page 10: Description Of The Machine

    Description of the machine Control panel a Programme buttons e- f Sequence indicator lights For selecting a washing programme. Show which section of the wash programme has been reached. b Soiling button g Buzzer button For specifying the degree of soiling of the laundry.
  • Page 11 Description of the machine Display Delay start The display shows: The delay start time selected will appear in the display. – the programme duration (Time left display) After the machine has started, the delay start time counts down. If the –...
  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See "Installation and connection". Also check that the drain filter is securely tightened to prevent the risk of water leaks during use.
  • Page 13: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Degree of soiling – Water consumption and energy With most of the programmes you can usage are determined by the size of specify the degree of soiling of the the load. laundry. The washing machine will then To make the most out of your adjust the programme to suit the machine, load the maximum dry load...
  • Page 14: 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 15 How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine D Select a programme C 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.
  • Page 16 How to wash correctly Specify the degree of soiling of the You can change the pre-set temperature or spin speed by pressing laundry the Temperature or Spin button. Press the top button to select the degree of soiling. Normal is the default In some programmes the maximum setting.
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly E 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.
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly F Select Delay Start, if wished ^ Remove the laundry. Delay start allows you to delay the start Only remove laundry from the of a programme from 30 minutes up to machine once the drum has a maximum of 24 hours, allowing you to stopped turning.
  • Page 19: Degree Of Soiling, Water Plus, Buzzer

    Degree of soiling, Water plus, Buzzer Water plus The washing machine will adjust the programme to suit the degree of soiling If the Water plus button is pressed, the selected. water level in the main wash and rinses is increased. Light You can also alter the setting allocated to the Water plus button.
  • Page 20: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the Rinse hold setting. The Programme laundry will not be spun and will Automatic 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse Cottons 1600 water. This reduces creasing if the Minimum iron/Delicates 1200 laundry is not going to be removed...
  • Page 21: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Automatic cold to 40°C Max. load 3.5 kg 7621 Fabric Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron/ Delicates 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 chart Silks /c cold to 30°C Max. load 2.0 kg Fabric Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace and silk. Note Place socks, tights, bras etc. in a washing bag. Express 76 cold to 40°C Max.
  • Page 23: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Automatic Cottons Minimum iron/ Delicates Woollens Silks – Dark garments Shirts – Express Denim – Drain/Spin – – – – – d = Low water level a= Normal wash rhythm ( = Medium water level b= Minimum iron/Delicates...
  • Page 24 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 the exception of the Woollens and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 25: 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 26: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Changing a programme You can cancel a programme at any Wash programme time after it has started. After the start of a programme it is no ^ Press the Start/Stop button briefly. longer possible to select a different The suds will be pumped away and the programme.
  • Page 27: 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 or the temperature or spin speed being ^ Add or remove items.
  • Page 28: System Lock

    Changing the programme sequence System lock The system lock prevents your machine being used without your knowledge. If the system lock has been activated it is not possible to start a programme. To activate the system lock Before you begin, first ensure that: –...
  • Page 29: 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 j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
  • Page 30: Water Softeners

    In the UK, Miele branded water Normally soiled softening tablets are available from the Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Miele Spare Parts Department or via the stains. internet on www.miele. Heavily soiled Use a quantity of detergent as for soft Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on water.
  • Page 31: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, clean the starch dispenser compartment and Fabric conditioners make garments soft especially the siphon tube and to handle and help prevent static cling conditioner channel regularly. See when tumble drying. "Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer".
  • Page 32: Cleaning And Care

    A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from same time pull the drawer right out of the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, the machine. which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic...
  • Page 33: Descaling The Machine

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on
  • Page 34: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the filter in the water ^ First turn off the stopcock. inlet ^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet The washing machine has a filter to hose to the stopcock. protect the water inlet valve. The accessible filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose should be checked every six months, or more...
  • Page 35: The Programme Does Not Start

    Cleaning and care With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Department. Repair work to electrical equipment should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 36: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    – the inlet hose is kinked. The filter in the water Clean the filter. inlet hose is dirty. The buzzer sounds and The Miele Waterproof Call the Service Department system has reacted. the Water inlet and Drain check lights flash. "– – –"...
  • Page 37: General Problems

    Cleaning and care General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The Detergent check Excessive foam has Use less detergent next time light comes on. built up during washing. and follow the manufac- turer's instructions on dos- age given on the packaging. The Rinses Sequence There is a fault.
  • Page 38: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Cleaning and care An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a required result. bleaching agents. bleaching agent. They do not remove –...
  • Page 39: The Drum Door Does Not Open When You Press The Door Button

    Cleaning and care The drum door does not open when you press the Door button Possible cause Remedy The machine is not Insert the plug in the socket and switch on. connected to the electricity supply. The machine is not Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 40: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    Cleaning and care 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.
  • Page 41 Cleaning and care 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 42: After Sales Service

    Optional accessories porthole glass when the door is open. Optional accessories for this washing machine are available from your Miele Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts Department. Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.
  • Page 43: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a 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 k Handle recesses for moving the machine...
  • Page 44: Rear View

    Installation and connection 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 when removed d Drain hose...
  • Page 45: Installation Surface

    ^ To remove the left and right covers raised plinth, it has to be secured 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the against slippage during spinning cover as illustrated. using retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). 2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
  • Page 46 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 47: 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 b are fitted over retainers a.
  • Page 48: 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 49: Building Under A Continuous Worktop/In A Kitchen Run

    Installation and connection Washer and Dryer stack The fitting of building under kits and A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked stacking kits must only be with the washing machine. A "WTV" undertaken by qualified and stacking kit* is necessary and can be...
  • Page 50: The Miele Waterproof System

    Installation and connection The Miele Waterproof system 2) Electronic unit and washing machine housing The Miele Waterproof system protects the washing machine from water – Sump damage. Any leaking water is collected in a The system consists of three main sump in the base of the machine.
  • Page 51: Connection To The Water Supply

    Installation and connection Connection to the water supply The machine should be connected to the mains water supply in accordance The plastic casing of the safety with local and national safety valve contains electrical regulations. The German authorities do components. The Waterproof system not require it to have a non-return valve must only be connected to its own as the washing machine has been...
  • Page 52 Installation and connection Maintenance and care If you intend to unscrew the Miele Waterproof system hose from the stopcock it is essential to disconnect the machine from the electricity supply first. Only use a Miele Waterproof system hose should you need a replacement.
  • Page 53: Connection To The Drainage System

    5 m. The machine. necessary parts can be purchased 2. Connected securely to a plastic drain from the Miele Spare Parts Department pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no or your Miele dealer. need to use a non-return valve.
  • Page 54: 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 55: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Degree of soiling in kWh in litres Light Normal 40°C 3.5 kg 0.35 - 0.50 40 - 55 1 h 03 min 1 h 18 min Automatic Cottons 95°C 6.0 kg 1.99 2 h 09 min 60°C 6.0 kg 1.02...
  • Page 56: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 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...
  • Page 57 Programmable functions for changing default settings The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to suit your individual requirements.
  • Page 58: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions Water plus system A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps This is used to select the water intake B-C. setting for the Water plus button. B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. There are three different options: C Wait until the indicator light for the Start/Stop button comes on .
  • Page 59: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions Gentle action A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps Activating gentle action reduces the B-C. drum action and is suitable for B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. washing slightly soiled articles more gently.
  • Page 60: Suds Cooling In The Cottons Programme

    Programmable functions Suds cooling in the Cottons A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps programme B-C. When this is activated, additional B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. water flows into the drum at the end C Wait until the indicator light for the of the main wash to cool the suds Start/Stop button comes on .
  • Page 61: Increase The Duration Of The Main Wash

    Programmable functions Increase the duration of the A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps main wash B-C. This setting is used to select the B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. length of time (15, 30 or 60 minutes) C Wait until the indicator light for the by which the main wash is increased Start/Stop button starts comes on .
  • Page 62: Buzzer

    Programmable functions Buzzer A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps When the buzzer function has been B - C. activated, an audible tone sounds at B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. the end of a programme or when Rinse hold is reached.
  • Page 63: Keypad Tones

    Programmable functions Keypad tones A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps An audible tone sounds each time a B - C. button is pressed. B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. The washing machine is delivered with C Wait until the indicator light for the the keypad tone switched off.
  • Page 64: Memory Function

    Programmable functions Memory function A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps If an additional option is selected for B - C. a programme, and / or the spin B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. speed is altered, the machine stores these changes in memory at the start C Wait until the indicator light for the...
  • Page 65: Pre-Wash With The Heavy Degree Of Soiling Option

    Programmable functions Pre-wash with the Heavy A Press the Start/Stop button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps Degree of soiling option B-C. This setting is used to activate or B Press the I-On/0-Off button in. deactivate an automatic pre-wash C Wait until the indicator light for the whenever the Heavy Degree of Start/Stop button comes on .
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/0707/W 3834 WPS M.-Nr. 06 750 530 / 02 en - GB...