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Miele W 308 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 308
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 06 020 370



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 308 To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine it is to read these operating instructions before it is installed or used for the first time. M.-Nr. 06 020 370...
  • Page 2 Old appliances contain materials which can be recycled. Please contact your The transport and protective packing dealer, your local waste collection has been selected from materials which centre or scrap merchant about are environmentally friendly for disposal potential recycling schemes. and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 3 ......... . 2 Disposal of the packing material .
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    ............29 Water softeners .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6 Repairs should only be undertaken by a children to play on or near it or to play Miele approved technician. with the controls. Supervise its use by Ensure current is not supplied to the the elderly or infirm.
  • Page 7 If the connection cable is faulty it damage to both the machine and must only be replaced by a Miele adjacent furniture or appliances. approved service technician to protect the user from danger.
  • Page 8 Always make sure the drum is the instructions on the packaging. If in stationary before reaching in to doubt, contact the Miele Customer Ser- remove washing. Reaching into a vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer. moving drum is extremely dangerous.
  • Page 9 – Programme for hand-washable In these programmes the laundry is fabrics (Silks /) washed and spun very gently to reduce creasing and the amount of ironing Hand-washable fabrics which crease required, thus providing "Easy care" for easily but do not contain wool can be your laundry.
  • Page 10 When, for example, new programmes are developed or new fabrics are introduced, a service engineer will be able to modify existing programme cycles accordingly. Miele will provide information when such possibilities become available.
  • Page 11 a Start starts the wash programme show which section of the wash programme has been reached. Additional options can be added to the basic programme. Use the top button to select either h I-On/0-Off the Short , the Pre-wash or the Soak for switching the machine on or off or option.
  • Page 12 Press the "Spin" button to select a different spin speed. However, you cannot select a spin speed higher than the maximum allowed for the basic The programme selector is used to set wash programme chosen. the basic wash programme and the temperature for that programme.
  • Page 13 Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See the relevant section under "Installation". Also check that the fluff filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use. For safety reasons spinning is not possible until the machine has been prepared for using for the first time.
  • Page 14 – Use the Short wash option for – Water consumption and energy usage are determined by the size of normally or very lightly soiled the load. Load to the maximum laundry. recommended for the programme – Do not exceed the amount of selected.
  • Page 15 See the "Programme chart" in the next section for information on which Please note: programmes to use for different fabric To help familiarise yourself with how to types. use your washing machine please read the sections "Before washing", "Selecting a programme" and "At the end of a programme"...
  • Page 16 9ö876 Fabric Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies. Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak, Water plus Notes – Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled and incontinent laundry. – For heavily soiled laundry and/or soiling which has been left unwashed for some time, select the Soak additional option.
  • Page 17 Fabric For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and for easy care cotton shirts and blouses. Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. Additional options Short, Pre-wash, Soak Notes – Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing. –...
  • Page 18 Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Additional option Water plus Notes – Add less detergent (half load). – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See "Programmable functions".
  • Page 19 Hand wash (If no temperature is specified use the lowest temperature or cold) Do not wash apf Dry clean Do not dry clean Suitable for chlorine bleaching Do not use chlorine bleach At normal temperature At low temperature Do not tumble dry Hot iron Medium hot iron Cool iron...
  • Page 20 Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents in this machine. ^ Sort the laundry by colour and by care label symbol. Most garments have a textile care label in the collar or side seam. Dark textiles often contain excess dye and should be washed separately several times before being washed together with other garments.
  • Page 21 ^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button. ^ Press the Door button and open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. To achieve best results it is advisable to make up mixed loads consisting of both large and small items.
  • Page 22: Water Plus System

    For heavily soiled laundry and items with dried on stains. Additional options can be selected as long as they are compatible with the basic programme being used. For heavily soiled and stained items Each press of the top button selects the with protein stains (e.g.
  • Page 23 It is important to dispense the correct amount, because ..too little results in the following: – Laundry will not be properly clean and will in time become grey and hard to the touch. – Greasy particles cling to the laundry. –...
  • Page 24: Programme Selector

    Check that all items have been When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator removed from the drum. Items left in light comes on the laundry can be the drum could discolour other items removed from the drum. (This light in the next wash or become stays on at the end of the programme discoloured themselves.
  • Page 25 – the suds temperature is above Laundry can be added or removed – the water is above a certain level. after the programme has started when – the programme has reached the using the following programmes: Final spin stage. – Cottons –...
  • Page 26: To Cancel/Select Different Programme

    ^ Switch the washing machine off with ^ Turn the programme selector to the I-On/0-Off button. Finish . To continue with the same programme: As soon as the programme sequence indicator light for the programme stage ^ Switch the washing machine back on you want the programme to continue at again with the I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 27 This washing machine has fully Main wash electronic controls with automatic load Water level: low recognition. This machine takes in the right amount of water required for the Wash rhythm: normal programme depending on the amount Rinses of laundry and its absorbency rate. This Water level: high means that programme cycles and No of rinses: 2 or 3...
  • Page 28 Main wash Water level: low Water level: medium Wash rhythm: normal Wash rhythm: Woollens Final spin: yes Rinses Water level: medium No of rinses: 2 Water level: high Spinning No of rinses: 2 Rinse and interim spin : yes Final spin: yes Final spin: yes Main wash Anti-crease:...
  • Page 29: Water Softeners

    For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special If you wash using several components container from the Miele Spare Parts (e.g. special application detergents), department which sits in the main wash dispense them into compartment j in...
  • Page 30: Adding Starch Separately

    If starching frequently, the dispenser compartment and especially the siphon tube and conditioner channel Fabric conditioners make garments soft will need regular cleaning to remove and fluffy to handle and help prevent any residual starch. See "Cleaning static cling when tumble drying. the detergent dispenser drawer".
  • Page 31 The washing machine must not be hosed down. A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, Part number 98013530, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals. It...
  • Page 32 Remove detergent residues regularly. ^ Clean the siphon. Remove the siphon from compartment §. Wash under running warm water. Clean the ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser siphon tube in the same way. drawer until a resistance is felt. Press Replace the siphon.
  • Page 33 Check the fluff filter initially after 3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out. If the drain outlet is blocked, up to 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine.
  • Page 34 ^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter Once the flow of water ceases: housing. Remove any deposits of limescale and detergent or foreign objects from the thread of the filter housing and filter unit (as these objects can cause a leakage of wa- ter).
  • Page 35 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. six months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water supply.
  • Page 36: The Programme Does Not Start

    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 appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 37 Check drain The water outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) blocked. filter and drain pump. The drain hose has been The maximum drain fixed too high. height is 1 m. The water inlet is blocked. Open the stopcock. Check inlet The filter in the water inlet Clean the filter.
  • Page 38 Check drain The drain outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) filter restricted. and drain pump. Check inlet The water inlet is Check whether restricted. – the stopcock is opened wide enough. – the inlet hose is kinked. The filter in the inlet Clean the filter.
  • Page 39 The four feet are not Level the machine. See resting evenly on the advice on installation. floor. The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed was too low. next time. These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
  • Page 40: Before Washing

    Liquid detergents do – Use a general purpose washing not contain bleaching machine powder containing a agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee – Pour stain removers into compart- and tea stains. ment j of the dispenser drawer and liquid detergent into a dispenser ball.
  • Page 41 Put the plug in the socket and switch on. Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. Open the drum door as described in the section "Opening the door in the event of a power failure". Press hard against the lock side of the drum door and then press the Door button.
  • Page 42 ^ Drain the water as described in the "Cleaning the fluff filter and pump" section of "Cleaning and care". ^ Switch the washing machine off. Always make sure that the drum There is a lever behind the detergent is stationary before reaching into the drawer facia panel.
  • Page 43 In the event of any faults which you be monitored and recorded to cannot remedy yourself please contact improve our service. – Your Miele dealer or – Your nearest Miele Service Department (see back cover for the address). When contacting the Service...
  • Page 44 a Inlet hose (tested to withstand h Detergent dispenser drawer pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) i Drum door b Electricity supply cable j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and c - f Flexible drain hose (with emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the g Fascia panel with controls...
  • Page 45 a Protruding lid edge for holding when e Transit bar covers moving the machine f Restraining clip for: b Electricity supply cable – Inlet hose c Inlet hose (tested to withstand – Drain hose pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) –...
  • Page 46: Installation Surface

    If the machine is installed on a raised plinth, it against slippage during spin using retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). ^ To remove the left and right covers . Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated.
  • Page 47 ^ 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 48 The washing machine must not be moved without the transit bars in place. Store the transit bars as shown or keep them in a safe place for future use. They must be re-fitted if the machine is to be moved again (e.g.when moving house).
  • Page 49: 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 in a clockwise direction. Then turn counter nut together with foot to unscrew. ^ Use a spirit level to check the Incorrect installation may increase machine is standing level.
  • Page 50 A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked with the washing machine. A stacking – A special building under conversion kit* is required. kit* is necessary and can be purchased The machine lid must be replaced by from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 51: The Miele Water Protection System

    – Overflow protection 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 52 Only use a genuine Miele hose should you ever need a replacement or extension. These are tested to withstand pressure of at least...
  • Page 53 5 m. The machine. necessary parts can be purchased 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 The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the All electrical work should be carried out terminal in the plug which is marked only by a suitably qualified and with the letter E or by the earth symbol competent person, in strict accordance z or coloured green, or green and with national and local safety...
  • Page 55 If this machine is fitted with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies: If the socket outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied with the product, it must be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted. The fuse carrier and fuse should be removed from the old plug and disposed of.
  • Page 56 (without any additional options or in kWh in litres normal Short programmable functions 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 47 min 1 h 32 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 56 min 1 h 26 min 40°C 5.0 kg 0.50 1 h 56 min 1 h 26 min 40°C...
  • Page 57 Height 85.0 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 58.0 cm Depth with door open 94.5 cm Weight 93 kg Maximum floor load 1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 5 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Rated load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate Consumption data...
  • Page 59 Programmable functions for changing standard settings...
  • Page 60 The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to Setting 1: suit your individual requirements. an increase in the rinse water level for The programmable functions are the programmes listed (except for activated with the help of the Start Silks).
  • Page 61 E Turn the programme selector to the Cottons 75°C position: The Soak/Pre-wash sequence Before you begin, first ensure that: indicator light will briefly flash twice in – The washing machine is switched off. 2 second intervals, to show that – The machine is properly closed. factory Setting 2 is stored in memory.
  • Page 62: Gentle Action

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. Activating gentle action reduces the drum action. Slightly soiled items are B Switch the machine on with the washed more gently. It should be I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 63: Top-Up Rinse For

    A Press the Start button and keep it Cottons pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. When this is activated, additional wa- ter flows into the drum at the end of B Switch the machine on with the the main wash and the suds are I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 64: Memory Function

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. If an additional option(s) is selected for a programme, and / or the spin B Switch the machine on with the speed is altered, the machine stores I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 65: Soak

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps A length of time of between 30 minutes B to C. and 2 hours can be programmed in 30 B Switch the machine on with the minute increments for the soak process.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/4503 M.-Nr. 06 020 370 / 00 This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.