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Miele W 526 Operating Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 526
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. 06 148 920



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 526 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. 06 148 920...
  • 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 Interrupting a programme ......... . . 28 Altering a programme once selected .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection 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 (including current safety requirements. children) with reduced physical, Inappropriate use can, however, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack lead to personal injury and damage of experience and knowledge, unless to property.
  • 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: Description Of The Machine

    Description of the machine Delicates and Silks / programmes Your machine has the following special programmes in addition to the standard In these programmes, the laundry is Cottons and Minimum iron washed and spun very gently to reduce programmes. creasing and the amount of ironing required, thus providing "Easy care"...
  • Page 11: Time Left Display

    After the start of a programme, the The indicator or check light marked PC duration of the programme selected will is the interface used by Miele service be shown in the display counting down technicians during servicing work for in hours and minutes and finally in testing purposes and for updating the minutes.
  • Page 12: Control Panel

    Description of the machine Control panel a Display f Programme selector See the following page for more For selecting the wash programme information. and temperature for that programme. The programme selector can be b Start button turned clockwise or anti-clockwise Starts the wash programme g Programme sequence indicator c Additional option buttons...
  • Page 13 Description of the machine Programme duration After a programme has started, the maximum programme duration (wash time) will appear in the display in hours and minutes. In the Cottons, Minimum iron and Auto- matic programmes, the machine measures the amount of water absorbed by the laundry and uses this to calculate the load during the first 10 minutes.
  • Page 14: Important Control Panel Features

    Description of the machine Important control panel features Wash programme Cottons 1400 Programme selector Minimum iron Delicates The programme selector is used to set the basic wash programme and the Silks temperature for that programme. Woollens 1200 Quick wash 1400 Additional option buttons Automatic Additional options can be added to the...
  • Page 15: 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. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use.
  • Page 16: 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 17: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions 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"...
  • Page 18: Programme Chart

    How to wash correctly Programme chart Cottons 9ö8E76* 30°C to 95°C Max. load 5.0 kg 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 – Only use the Cottons 95°C programme for heavily soiled Notes laundry.
  • Page 19 How to wash correctly Delicates 21ac* cold to 40°C Max. load 1.0 kg 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 –...
  • Page 20 How to wash correctly Quick wash 7* 40°C Max. load 2.5 kg Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Notes – Use less detergent (as for a half load). – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
  • Page 21: Garment Care Label Symbols

    How to wash correctly Garment care label symbols Ironing Washing The number of dots indicates the ironing temperature The figure quoted in the bucket is the maximum temperature the garment Hot iron (max sole plate temp. approx. 200°C) can be washed at. The number of bars under the symbol indicate the Medium hot iron (max sole level of agitation permitted.
  • Page 22: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Before washing Do not use solvent-based A Sort the laundry 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.
  • Page 23: Selecting A Programme

    How to wash correctly Selecting a programme F Select a programme B Switch on the washing machine ^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button. C Open the drum door ^ Press the Door button and open the drum door. D Load the drum ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum.
  • Page 24: Additional Options

    How to wash correctly Additional options Pre-wash H Select additional option(s) if For heavily soiled laundry and items required. with dried on stains. Additional options can be selected as Soak 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 25 How to wash correctly I Adding 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 26: At The End Of A Programme

    How to wash correctly At the end of a programme 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.
  • Page 27: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    How to wash correctly Adding or removing laundry The door cannot be opened, if: after a programme has started – the suds temperature is above 55°C. Laundry can be added or removed – the water is above a certain level. after the programme has started when –...
  • Page 28: Interrupting A Programme

    How to wash correctly Interrupting a programme Skipping a programme stage ^ 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...
  • Page 29: Programme Sequence

    How to wash correctly Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water No of Rinse and Final spin level rhythm level rinses interim spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Silks – Woollens Quick wash Automatic Starch – – – Separate rinse –...
  • Page 30 How to wash correctly This washing machine has fully Special features in the programme electronic controls with automatic load sequences: recognition. This machine takes in the Anti-crease: right amount of water required for the programme depending on the amount At the end of every programme, with the exception of the Woollens of laundry and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 31: Detergent

    For programmes with a pre-wash you dispense them into compartment j in will need to purchase a special con- the following order: tainer from the Miele Spare Parts de- partment which sits in the main wash 1. Detergent compartment j of the detergent dis- 2.
  • Page 32: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, the dispenser starch compartment and especially the siphon tube and conditioner channel Fabric conditioners make garments soft will need regular cleaning to remove to handle and help prevent static cling any residual starch. See "Cleaning when tumble drying.
  • Page 33: 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 ^ Clean the detergent drawer with...
  • Page 34: Descaling The Machine

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on
  • Page 35: 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 36: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide 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 strict accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 37: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    Problem solving guide The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes Remedy A Problem Possible cause The Check drain light The water outlet is Clean the drain filter and the flashes. "– – –" appears blocked. drain pump as described in in the display.
  • Page 38: A Fault Indicator Light Comes On But The Wash Programme Continues As Normal

    Problem solving guide A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme continues as normal Remedy A Problem Possible cause The Check drain light The drain outlet is Clean the drain filter and the drain flashes. restricted. pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".
  • Page 39: General Problems Or An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine shakes The machine feet are not Level the machine (see during the spin cycle. level. "Installation"). The laundry has not The machine detected an Include both large and been spun properly and imbalance during the final...
  • Page 40 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents do – Use a general purpose washing does not give the not contain bleaching machine powder containing a agents. They do not bleaching agent. required result. remove fruit, coffee –...
  • Page 41: 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. Problem Remedy The machine is not Put the plug in the socket and switch on. connected to the electricity supply. Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. The washing machine is not switched on.
  • Page 42: 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 43 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 44: Customer Contact

    In the event of any faults which you Optional accessories for this washing cannot remedy yourself please contact machine are available from your Miele Dealer, the Miele Spare Parts – Your Miele dealer or Department or via the internet on –...
  • Page 45: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view 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 Access to drain filter, drain pump c - f Flexible drain hose (with and emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the...
  • Page 46: 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 (tested to withstand g Restraining clips for transit bars pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) when removed d Drain hose...
  • Page 47: 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 48 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: Connection To The Drainage System

    5 m. The machine. necessary parts can be purchased 2. Connected securely to a plastic from the Miele Spare Parts Department drain pipe with a rubber nipple. or your Miele dealer. There is no need to use a non-return * For a delivery head of more than 1 m valve.
  • 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 Cottons 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 42 min 1 h 57 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.85 – 1 h 56 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.85 1 h 26 min 1 h 56 min 40°C...
  • Page 57: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 85.0 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 58.0 cm Depth with door open 97.5 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 58 Programmable functions for changing standard settings...
  • Page 59: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions The programmable functions can be The settings are as follows: 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. activated with the help of the Start Setting 2: button and the programme selector.
  • Page 60 Programmable functions Follow steps A to G to programme E Turn the programme selector to the Cottons 75°C position: and store a setting in memory. A P will flash in the display alternating Before you begin, first ensure that: with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4. –...
  • Page 61: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions A Press the Start button and keep it Gentle action pressed in whilst carrying out steps Activating gentle action reduces the B to C. drum action and is suitable for B Switch the machine on with the washing slightly soiled items more I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 62: Top-Up Rinse For Cottons

    Programmable functions A Press the Start button and keep it Top-up rinse for Cottons pressed in whilst carrying out steps When this is activated, additional B to C. water flows into the drum at the end B Switch the machine on with the of the main wash to cool the suds I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 63: Memory Function

    Programmable functions A Press the Start button and keep it Memory Function pressed in whilst carrying out steps If an additional option(s) is selected B to C. 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 64: Soak

    Programmable functions A Press the Start button and keep it Soak 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 I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/2907/W 526 M.-Nr. 06 148 920 / 06...

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