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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 487
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. 05 660 531


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    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 487 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. 05 660 531...

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    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.

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    ......... . 2 Disposal of the packing material .

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    Selecting a programme ..........23 Additional options .

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    The Miele Waterproof system ........

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    Repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele approved This appliance should not be engineer. operated by children. Supervise its Ensure current is not supplied to the use by the elderly or infirm.

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    If the connection cable is faulty it of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there must only be replaced by a Miele is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate approved service technician to protect vicinity.

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    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.

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    – Programme for hand-washable In these programmes, the laundry is fabrics (Silks /) washed and spun very gently to reduce creasing and the amount of Hand-washable fabrics which crease ironing required, thus providing "Easy easily and do not contain wool can care"...

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    – when the washing machine is cycles accordingly. switched off. Miele will provide information when – 5 minutes after the washing machine such possibilities become available. is switched on if no programme is selected.

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    see the following page for more for selecting the wash programme information. and temperature for that programme. The programme selector can be turned clockwise or anti-clockwise. starts the wash programme for delaying the start of a programme show which section of the wash programme has been reached indicator light on = option selected indicator light off = option not...

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    – the duration of the programme depending on the programme and the amount of the load (Time left h/mins). Please note that Load % depends on the programme selected and applies to dry laundry only. Important: Loads of less than 25% will not register in the display.

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    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 wash programme chosen. The programme selector is used to set The indicator lights show the speed the basic wash programme and the selected.

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    Before using the machine for the first G Press the Door button and open the time ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See the drum door. relevant section under "Installation". H Turn the drum round once by Also check that the fluff filter is hand.

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    – Water consumption and energy – Do not exceed the amounts of usage are determined by the size of detergent which may be the load. recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging. – Use the Mixed wash or the Quick wash programme for smaller –...

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    See the "Programme chart" in the next section for detailed information on Please note: which programmes to use for different To help familiarise yourself with how to fabrics. use your washing machine please read the sections "Before washing", "Selecting a programme" and "At the end of a programme"...

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    9ö876 Fabric Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus Notes – Only use the COTTONS 95°C programme for heavily soiled and incontinent laundry. – For heavy soiling where staining is visible, use the Intensive additional option.

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    Fabric Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, 100% cotton easy care shirts and blouses. Curtains, specified machine-washable by the manufacturer. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive Notes – For heavy soiling where staining is visible, use the Intensive additional option. – Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing. –...

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    Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Notes – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is advisable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action". See "Programmable functions". Note that this programme is not suitable for delicate items.

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    (select the appropriate temperature according to the temperature on the care label symbol) Cottons Normal Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash no bar (maximum) machine action and normal spinning Synthetics Reduced Delicates single bar (medium) machine action *If the gentle action option has been and reduced programmed into your machine via the spinning...

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    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...

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    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 23: Dispensing Recommendation

    ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely To add detergent with the help of the in the drum. To achieve best results it dispensing recommendation feature, is advisable to make up mixed loads follow steps B, C and D below consisting of both large and small before loading the drum.

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    For programmes with a pre-wash you If the display shows: will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts 40 Add . . . department which sits in the main wash (slightly less than half)

  • Page 25: Water Plus System

    Deleting the soak time ^ Press the Soak button repeatedly until the indicator light goes out. For heavily soiled laundry and items with dried on stains. For normal to heavy soiling with visible staining. The duration of the main wash is increased.

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    ^ Press the "Spin" button repeatedly until the indicator light for the spin ^ Press the Delay start button. Each speed you want comes on. press on the button increases the In some programmes the maximum delayed time: spin speed is limited. The machine will –...

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    ^ Press the I-ON/0-OFF button and turn When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator light comes on the laundry can be the programme selector to Finish . The Anti-crease/Finish light removed from the drum. (This light stays on at the end of the programme will then go out.

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    – the suds temperature is above Laundry can be added or removed – the water is above a certain level. after the programme has started when – programme locking is switched on. using the following programmes: – the programme has reached the –...

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    ^ Switch the washing machine off with ^ Turn the programme selector to Finish . the I-ON/0-OFF button. To continue with the same programme: As soon as the programme sequence indicator light for the programme stage ^ Switch the machine back on with the you want the programme to continue at, I-ON/0-OFF button.

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    This washing machine has fully Main wash electronic controls with automatic load recognition. This machine takes in the Water level: low 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...

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    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:...

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    Use a quantity of detergent as for soft ^ Add detergent to the compartments water. as follows: Miele do not recommend connecting i = Detergent for pre-wash the machine to a household water (if selecting a pre-wash add softener.

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    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".

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    Programme locking prevents the ^ Press the START button for at least 4 machine from being opened or the seconds until the locked check light programme cancelled during a wash (lower right on the control panel) programme. goes out. Exception: ^ After the start of a programme, press If the programme selector has been the START button for at least 4...

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    E Next slowly turn the programme selector anti-clockwise stage by The system lock prevents your stage to DELICATES cold. machine being used without your The locked check light (lower right knowledge. on the control panel) will flash. F Now release the Pre-wash button. When the system lock has been activated: G Turn the programme selector to...

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    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...

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    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 down the release catch and at the Replace the siphon.

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    ^ First turn off the stopcock. ^ 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 often if there are frequent interruptions...

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    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 40: Troubleshooting

    Anti-crease / Finish There is no power. Check that – the mains plug is plugged in. – the fuse or circuit breaker has not tripped. The lamp for the Reconnect the lamp in its drum lighting is not socket. securely correctly in its socket.

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    The water outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the Check drain blocked. drain pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure". The drain hose has The maximum drain height is been fixed too high.

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    Check drain The drain outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the drain restricted. pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure". Check inlet The water inlet is Check whether restricted.

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    The washing machine is Switch the washing machine not switched on and / or a on. Select a programme and programme has not been load the drum. selected. The amount of laundry in The display will come on when the drum is less than 25% 25% has been loaded.

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    The four feet are not Level the machine. See advice on resting evenly on the installation. floor. The spin speed Select a higher spin speed next selected was too low. time. These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the beginning and end of a pumping sequence as a normal part of the operation.

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    Liquid detergents do – Use a general purpose washing not contain bleaching machine powder containing a agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and – Pour stain removers into compartment j of the dispenser tea stains. drawer and liquid detergent into a dispenser ball.

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    Insert the plug in the socket and switch on. Switch the machine on with the I-ON/0-OFF button. This is automatically deactivated at the end of a programme. To deactivate it early see "Locking functions". To deactivate it see "Locking functions". Open the drum door as described in the section "Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".

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    If the drain outlet is blocked, up to 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine. ^ Switch the washing machine off. There is a filter flap opener behind the Caution: if laundry has been detergent drawer fascia panel. washed at a high temperature, water draining out of the machine will still be hot.

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    Once the flow of water ceases: Make sure the fluff filter is ^ Remove the fluff filter completely. securely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use. Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry.

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    ^ Remove the yellow lever from behind The lamps are available from an the detergent drawer facia panel as electrical retailer, your Miele Dealer or described previously. from the Miele Spare Parts Department. ^ Switch the washing machine on and open the drum door.

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    In the event of any faults which you improve our service. cannot remedy yourself please contact – Your Miele dealer or – Your nearest Miele Service Department (see back cover for the address). When contacting the Service...

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    a Inlet hose with "Waterproof" system h Detergent dispenser drawer b Electricity supply cable i Drum door c - f Flexible drain hose (with j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and detachable swivel elbow) emergency release g Facia panel with controls k Handle recesses for moving the machine l Four height adjustable feet...

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    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 with "Waterproof" system – Drain hose d Drainage hose – Electricity supply cable –...

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    (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). ^ To remove the left and right covers . Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated. . Pull the cover forwards to remove.

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    ^ 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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    See "Before using for the first time". A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked with the washing machine. A stacking kit is necessary and can be purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department.

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    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 appliance. A components: float switches off the safety valves,...

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    The plastic casing of the safety valve contains electrical components. The Water- proof system must only be connected to its own stopcock. It must not be connected to mixer taps or similar and must not be fitted in areas where there is the risk of water or other liquids reaching it.

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    The machine should be connected to a mains water supply in accordance with If you intend to unscrew the Miele local and national safety regulations. Waterproof system hose from the The German authorities do not require it stopcock it is essential to disconnect...

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    in kWh in litres Normal Intensive 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 26 min 1 h 41 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 – 1 h 56 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 26 min – 40°C 5.0 kg 0.50 –...

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    Height 85.0 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 58.0 cm Depth with door open 94.5 cm Weight 94 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...

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    Programmable functions for changing standard settings...

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    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 programmes listed. Setting 2: an increase in the water level in the Selecting the Water plus additional main wash and rinses for the option increases the water intake in programmes listed (the washing...

  • Page 69: Control Panel

    D Turn the programme selector to DELICATES 30°C. E The P will now flash in the display The programmable functions are alternating with the number 2. activated to call up further features not shown on the control panel by using the In addition, one of the following additional option buttons in numbers will appear on the right of the...

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    A Press the additional option buttons Intensive and Water plus at the same Activating gentle action reduces the time, hold pressed in and . . drum action. Slightly soiled items are B . . . switch the machine on with the washed more gently.

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    A Press the additional option buttons Intensive and Water plus at the same When this is activated, additional wa- time, hold pressed in and . . ter flows into the drum at the end of B . . . switch the machine on with the the main wash to cool the suds down.

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    A Press the additional option buttons Intensive and Water plus at the same If an additional option(s) is selected time, hold pressed in and . . 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 73: At The End Of A Programme

    A Press the additional option buttons Intensive and Water plus at the same When the buzzer function has been time, hold pressed in and . . activated, an audible tone sounds B . . . switch the machine on with the repeatedly at the end of a I-ON/0-OFF button.

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    Alteration rights reserved/1103 M.-Nr. 05 660 531 / 01 This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.

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