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Miele W 3844 WPS Allerwash Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3844 WPS allerwash
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. 07 171 230



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3844 WPS allerwash 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.
  • 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 .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............30 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele Waterproof 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.
  • Page 7 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
  • Page 9 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 Extra option buttons PC / Optical interface Various extra options can be added This is used by service technicians to the washing programmes. to run diagnostic checks on your machine and can also be used to Display update programming data in the See the following page for more...
  • Page 11 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. When delay start is being used, the programme duration will appear after the delay start time has elapsed. During the first 8 minutes the washing machine measures how much water is being absorbed by the laundry and...
  • 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: Tips For Allergy Sufferers

    Tips for allergy sufferers Fabrics Pillows – Wash fabrics which will be worn Use the Pillows hygiene programme directly against the skin, e.g. to remove household dust mites from underwear, baby clothes, socks etc., pillows. The temperature is held for at a temperature of at least 60°C or one hour in the main wash in this the maximum temperature indicated...
  • Page 15: 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.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly Select an extra option(s) Rinse plus This extra option introduces an extra rinse. You can also select other settings for Rinse plus button. These are described in "Programmable functions - Water plus". Pre-wash For laundry with large amounts of dirt e.g.
  • Page 18 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. –...
  • Page 19: Start The Programme

    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 If a delay start time has been selected, the drum could discolour other items then this will count down in the display.
  • Page 20: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the (Rinse hold) setting Programme using the Spin speed button. The Cottons hygiene 1600 laundry will not be spun and will Minimum iron hygiene 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse Pillows hygiene 1200 water.
  • Page 21: Delay Start

    Delay start Delay start allows you to choose when Altering delay start you want the programme to start. The You can change the delay start time at start of a programme can be delayed any time by pressing the Delay start from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 button.
  • Page 22: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons hygiene 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.0 kg Fabric Cotton and linen fabrics which will be in direct contact with the skin, e.g. underwear, nappies, towelling, bed linen, pillow and mattress covers or where high standards of hygiene are required. Extra options Rinse plus, Pre-wash Minimum iron hygiene 30°C to 95°C...
  • Page 23 Programme chart Express cold to 40°C Max. load 3.0 kg Fabric Small loads of items which require freshening up and which can be washed in a Cottons programme. Note This programme can be used for rinsing individual items. Select the cold setting, and do not add any detergent. Extra option Rinse plus Spin...
  • Page 24 Programme chart Delicates cold to 60°C Max. load 2.0 kg Fabric For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres, rayon and easy care cottons. Also suitable for machine-washable silks. Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. Notes –...
  • Page 25: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Cottons hygiene Minimum iron hygiene Pillows hygiene – First wash Express Spin – – – – – Automatic 1)3) Cottons Minimum iron Delicates –...
  • Page 26 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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. Heavily soiled...
  • Page 32: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If liquid starch is used, it is extremely important to ensure that any liquid starch starch residues are removed from the Fabric conditioners make garments soft machine before it is used to wash items to handle and help prevent static cling for allergy sufferers.
  • Page 33: 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 agents are available to laundry at regular intervals.
  • Page 34: Descaling The Machine

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from ^ Use a bottle brush to remove compartment and rinse under 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 35: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care ^ First turn off the stopcock. Cleaning the filter in the water 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 36: 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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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.
  • Page 42 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 43: 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 44: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system Detergent dispenser drawer Electricity supply cable Drum door Flexible drain hose (with Access to drain filter, drain pump detachable swivel elbow) and emergency release Control panel Handle recesses for moving the machine Four height adjustable feet...
  • Page 45: 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 with "Waterproof" system Restraining clips for transit bars when removed Drain hose...
  • Page 46: 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.
  • Page 47 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 48: 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 washing machine must not...
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 53 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 54: 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 your Miele dealer. Adapter * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.
  • Page 55: 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 56: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Short Normal 60°C 6.0 kg 1.50 – 2 h 25 min Cottons hygiene Minimum iron hygiene 60°C 3.0 kg 1.10 – 2 h 10 min Pillows hygiene 60°C 1 pillow 1.40 –...
  • Page 57: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 580 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Height for building under 820 mm Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 600 mm Weight 94 kg Maximum floor load 1600 Newton (approx.
  • Page 58 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 59: 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 60: 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 Rinse 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 61: 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 62: 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 63: 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 64: Optional Accessories

    All the products can also be ordered specially formulated to keep down-filled via the Miele Customer Contact Centre items supple and to give them bounce. (see back cover for contact details). Miele proofing agent...
  • Page 65 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...
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/0309/W 3844 WPS allerwash M.-Nr. 07 171 230 / 02...