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Miele W 863 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 863
G
It is
to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accidents, or damage
to the machine.
M.-Nr.
05 537 080

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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 863 It is to read these operating instructions before installing or using the machine, to avoid the risk of accidents, or damage to the machine. M.-Nr. 05 537 080...
  • Page 2 Old appliances contain materials which can be recycled. Please contact your The transport and protective packing dealer, your local waste collection cen- has been selected from materials which tre or scrap merchant about potential are environmentally friendly for disposal recycling schemes. and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 3 Disposal of the packing material ........2 Disposal of your old appliance .
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Programme selection ..........22 Sequence.
  • Page 5 The programme does not start........44 The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes on.
  • Page 6 a Electric supply cable e Facia panel with controls b Inlet hose (able to withstand pres- f Door sures of at least 70 bar) g Access panel for drain pump, drain c Flexible drain hose (with detachable filter and emergency door release swivel elbow) h Four height adjustable feet d Detergent dispenser drawer...
  • Page 7 For spin speed, Rinse hold and With- To switch the machine ON or OFF or to interrupt a programme. out final spin Opens the machine door. Showing the selected spin speed. Starts the wash programme Can be turned clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • Page 8 The manufacturer is not liable for sponsibility. Repairs should only be un- damage resulting from improper use or dertaken by a Miele approved operation. engineer. This appliance should not be oper- Ensure current is not supplied to the ated by children.
  • Page 9 Faulty components must only be exchanged for Miele original spare Turn off the stopcock if the ma- parts. Only when these parts are fitted chine is to be left for any length of can the safety standards of the ma- time (e.g.
  • Page 10 If in Accessory parts may only be fitted doubt, contact the Miele Customer Ser- when expressly approved by Miele. vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer. If other parts are used, guarantee, per-...
  • Page 11 – Use the Short wash option for nor- – Water consumption and energy us- age are determined by the size of the mally or very lightly soiled laundry. load. Load to the maximum recom- – Do not exceed the amounts of deter- mended for the programme selected.
  • Page 12 Before using the machine for the first Several factors including the water time ensure that it is correctly in- hardness level in your area will affect stalled and connected. See the rele- how much detergent you should use. vant section under "Installation". The small dial in the detergent dis- Also check that the fluff filter is se- penser drawer can be set purely as a...
  • Page 13: Brief Guide

    Dark textiles often contain excess dye and should be washed separately sev- The headings numbered (A,B,C,...) eral times before being included in a show the operating sequence and can mixed load. Always wash whites and be used as a brief guide. coloureds separately.
  • Page 14: Programme

    Unfold washing and load loosely in the – The programme selector should be drum. To achieve best results it is ad- pointing to Finish, the indicator light Anti crease/Finish is lit up in the visable to make up mixed loads con- sisting of both large and small items.
  • Page 15 A maximum of two additional options can be chosen, provided they are com- patible with the programme selected, (see the Programme survey in the Sec- tion on programmes). Only one option out of Soak , Pre-wash and Short wash can be selected. ^ Press the "Spin"...
  • Page 16 When the Finish indicator light comes on the laundry can be removed from Otherwise there is a danger of objects the drum: being placed inadvertently in the drum. Door If these remained unnoticed and were washed in the next load, they could damage the washing.
  • Page 17 The door opened when: Washing can be added or removed af- – the suds temperature is above ter the programme has already started, – the additional option Water plus has when using the following programmes. been selected, – COTTONS – programme locking is switched on, –...
  • Page 18 To select a different programme pro- ceed as follows: ^ With the I-ON/0-OFF button switch off ^ Press the I-ON/0-OFF button. the appliance. ^ To continue with the same ^ Turn the programme selector to Fin- ish . programme press the I-ON/0-OFF button again.
  • Page 19 All modern detergents produced for automatic washing machines are suit- Hardness Type of Hardness °dH range water level in German able, including liquid, compact (con- (hardness) mmol / l centrated), tablets, liquid tablets and soft 0 - 1.3 0 - 7 special application detergents.
  • Page 20: Water Softeners

    First add detergent and then the water softener. Use a quantity of detergent as for soft water. Miele do not recommend connecting the machine to a household water soft- ener. If you wash using several components (e.g.
  • Page 21 ^ Open the lid of compartment p. ^ Add fabric conditioner or texturiser to the compartment p. ^ Turn the programme selector to Starch . ^ Select a spin speed. ^ Press the START button. ^ Measure and prepare starch in ac- cordance with the manufacturer’s in- structions.
  • Page 22 Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table 95°C to 30°C 1100 linen, towelling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nap- pies. Wash load as for standard tests 60°C 1100 (60°C) white nylon, white polyester fabrics (50°C), 60°C to 30°C coloured nylon, polyester, cotton and viscose fab- rics with special finishes, acrylic, cotton fabrics, coloured polyester / cotton fabrics, (40°/30°C) min- imum iron fabrics not washable at higher tempera-...
  • Page 23 – 5 kg Soak With heavily soiled items select Soak or Pre-wash . Wash – Pre-wash dark colours in liquid detergent. – Short For normally soiled items select Short . – Water plus (Option 1,2,3,4) 5 kg For test institutes: Programme setting for tests according to EN 60456 Stan- dard Programme –...
  • Page 24 Soak optional optional optional – Pre-wash optional optional optional – ß ß ß ß Main wash Top-up rinse from 75°C programmable – – – Graduated rinsing – from 50°C – – No. of rinses – normal 3 or 4 – part load –...
  • Page 25 high cotton high polyester content content – – – – optional optional ß – – – optional optional ß ß ß – – – – – – – – – ß – – – – – – – 3 or 4 –...
  • Page 26 Cottons Normal (maxi- Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash no bar mum) machine action and nor- mal spinning Synthetics Reduced (me- Delicates single bar dium) machine action and re- *If the gentle action option has been duced spinning programmed into your machine via the programmable functions, garments with a single bar under the care label f can also be processed using a...
  • Page 27 Hand wash (if a temperature is not specified, use the low- est temperature or cold) Do not wash Dry clean Do not dry clean Suitable for chlorine bleach- Do not use chlorine bleach At normal temperature At low temperature Do not tumble dry Hot iron Medium hot iron Cool iron...
  • Page 28: Programme Selection

    To select an additional option to the ba- sic programme press the button for that option. The indicator light for the option Add the total amount into compart- comes on. ment j or directly on to the laundry If an additional option is chosen which in the drum.
  • Page 29 The water level increases in soak , A final spin is carried out at the end pre-wash , main wash and / or rinses , of each of the basic programmes, if a and / or an extra rinse can be carried spin speed had been selected.
  • Page 30: Sequence

    Programme locking prevents the ma- ^ Press the START button for at least 5 chine from being opened or the seconds. programme cancelled during a wash programme. Exception: The indicator light Anti-crease/Finish in the Sequence display flashes. ^ Select a programme, (see Brief guide ^ Turn the programme selector to the to washing correctly).
  • Page 31 Programmable functions enable the To select the "Maximum water level" user to introduce further features as programmable function: turn the required. They remain stored in programme selector to - memory until they are cancelled by Poly/Cottons the user. To activate "Maximum water level" press the START button once.
  • Page 32 programme, e.g. when rinse results are particularly important. The Water plus button offers four op- Before the "Water plus system" pro- tions, increasing water level and / or grammable function can be selected bringing in an extra rinse cycle. To you must first select programming activate the option press the Water mode.
  • Page 33 By pressing the START button you can When you have selected the Option you select the other options. To confirm a require, SWITCH the machine OFF with new selection another indicator light co- the I-ON/0-OFF button. The Option is mes on and the previous one goes out. stored in the machine’s memory.
  • Page 34 To select the "Activating the i com- partment" programmable function turn This function should be activated if the programme selector to - Spin ***. traditional "big box" detergents are used. For the first 10 seconds of the Cottons main wash cycle water flows To activate "Activating the i compart- in through compartment i.
  • Page 35: Soak

    To select the "Soak time" programmable This is accessed for a programme by function turn the programme selector to pressing the SOAK button on the fa- Cold. cia. The Rinse indicator light comes on in the sequence display. This shows that You can programme a soak time of: a "Soak time"...
  • Page 36: Water Plus

    To select the "Gentle action" program- For gentle washing of slightly soiled mable function turn the programme se- items. Drum action is reduced. lector to - ***. Gentle action can be used with the COTTONS, MINIMUM IRON, QUICK WASCH, MIXED WASH - Poly/Cottons and Starch programmes.
  • Page 37 To select the "Top-up rinse for Cottons" At the end of the main wash addi- programmable function turn the tional water flows into the drum to programme selector to - cool the suds down. cold ***. Hot suds can damage plastic drainage pipes.
  • Page 38: Spin

    As this programmable function is active when the machine is first delivered, the If an additional option is selected for Rinses indicator light will come on in a programme, and / or the spin op- the sequence display as soon as the tion is altered, the machine stores programme selector is turned to these changes in memory at the start...
  • Page 39 A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, Part Number 98013530, which is suit- able for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals.
  • Page 40 ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer until a resistance is felt. ^ Clean the dispenser compartments and conditioner channel. Regularly remove any detergent resi- dues. ^ Press down the red release catch and at the same time pull the drawer right out of the machine.
  • Page 41 Check the fluff (drain) 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 clogged, more wa- ter will be retained in the machine Caution: If laundry has been washed ^ Open the flap.
  • Page 42 ^ Once the flow of water ceases, re- ^ Clean the inside of the fluff filter hous- move the fluff filter completely. ing. ^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly. Remove any deposits of limescale and detergent or foreign objects from the ^ Remove any foreign objects (e.g.
  • Page 43 If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose able to withstand pressure of at least 70 bar. Miele’s own hoses meet this requirement. ^ First turn off the stopcock. ^ Unscrew the threaded union connect- ing the free end of the inlet hose to the stopcock.
  • Page 44 With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the appli- ance, 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 suit- ably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 45 Check drain The water outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) filter blocked. and drain pump. The drain hose has The maximum drain height been fixed too high. is 1 m. Check inlet The water inlet is – Open the stopcock. blocked –...
  • Page 46 Check drain The drain outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) filter restricted. and drain pump. Check inlet The water inlet is re- – make sure the stopcock is stricted or the water opened wide enough. pressure is too low. – make sure the inlet hose is not kinked.
  • Page 47 The four feet are not Level the machine. See advice resting evenly on the on installation. floor. The spin speed se- Select a higher spin speed lected was too low. next time. The machine is not Put the plug in the socket and connected to the elec- switch on.
  • Page 48 These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation. The water supply pres- – Clean the filter in the water sure is too low. inlet system. – It may be useful to press the Water plus button.
  • Page 49: Extra Cleaning

    Insufficient amounts of – Add more detergent. detergent were used to – Before washing the next load break down the particles run a COTTONS 95°C of grease in heavily programme with powder de- soiled laundry. tergent but without a load. (See also "Extra cleaning"...
  • Page 50 ^ Place a bucket under the stopcock. ^ Switch off the washing machine. ^ Turn on the stopcock. ^ Open the fluff (drain) filter flap and If 5 litres of water flow into the bucket in drain the water as described in 15 seconds the water pressure is cor- "Cleaning and care", (fluff (drain) filter rect.
  • Page 51 1 year. – Your Miele Dealer or See the guarantee card supplied with the machine for further details. – Your nearest Miele Service depart- ment (see back cover for the ad- dress). The indicator light or check light...
  • Page 52: Installation

    The most stable part of the floor is usually in the corner. If the machine is installed on a raised plinth, it secured A Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°. against slippage during spin using retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept).
  • Page 53 B Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°. D Plug the two holes with the plastic caps supplied. The washing machine must not be moved without the transit bars in place. Store the transit bars 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 54 The machine must stand perfectly level on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. ^ With a screwdriver loosen and turn the foot together with the counternut to the left, (see illustra- tion below) and screw out. ^ Put the machine back on all four feet. ^ Use a spirit level to check the ma- Incorrect installation may increase elec- chine is standing level.
  • Page 55 ^ Fitting instructions are supplied with * All parts marked with a * are available the conversion kit. from the Miele Spare Parts or Sales De- N.B. Cover plate partment, and must be fitted by a suit- The cover plate must be fitted in place ably competent person according to of the machine’s lid to ensure electrical...
  • Page 56 Longer hoses 2.5 or 4 metres in length are available as optional extras. The machine should be connected to a mains water supply in accordance with The machine is designed to operate standard regulations. In Germany the with a water flow pressure of 1 bar mini- washing machine is not required to mum up to 10 bar maximum.
  • Page 57 If required, the drain hose can be ex- tended to a length of 5 m. The neces- sary parts can be purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department, or your Miele dealer. For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a maximum of 1.8 m) a second...
  • Page 58 Where it is necessary to change plugs, if the colours of the wires in the mains All electrical work should be carried out lead of this appliance do not corre- only by a suitably qualified and compe- spond with the coloured markings iden- tent person, in strict accordance with tifying the terminals of your plug, pro- national and local safety regulations.
  • Page 59 If this machine is fitted with a non-rewireable plug, the following infor- mation 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 dis- posed of.
  • Page 60 (without any additional op- tions or in kWh litres normal short programmable functions) 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 54 mins 1 h 26 mins 60°C* 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 58 mins 1 h 16 mins 40°C 5.0 kg 0.55 1 h 58 mins 1 h 06 mins...
  • Page 61 Height 85.0 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 60.0 cm Depth with door open 97.0 cm Weight 92 kg Max. floor load 1600 Newton (ca. 160 kg) Capacity 5 kg Dry laundry Voltage see Data plate Rated load see Data plate Fuse rating see Data plate Water flow pressure min.
  • Page 64 Alteration rights reserved/001/0802 M.-Nr. 05 537 080 This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.

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