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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 404 Plus
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 06 020 390


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    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 404 Plus To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine it is essential to read these operating instructions before it is installed or used for the first time. M.-Nr. 06 020 390...

  • 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 Disposal of the packing material .

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    Contents Interrupting a programme ......... . . 26 Altering a programme once selected .

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    The Miele water protection system ........

  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    The manufacturer is not liable for which the manufacturer cannot accept damage resulting from improper use or liability. Repairs should only be operation. undertaken by a Miele approved technician. Technical safety Ensure current is not supplied to the appliance until after maintenance or Before setting up the machine, repair work has been carried out.

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    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: Disposal Of Your Old Machine

    If in children whilst you are operating the doubt, contact the Miele Customer Ser- machine. vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer. For machines with a ‘porthole’...

  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Special programmes Delicates and Silks / programmes – 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"...

  • Page 10: Future Updates (pc)

    Description of the appliance Future updates (PC) The indicator or check light marked PC is the interface used by Miele service technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the machine's programme data.

  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance Control panel a Start button e Programme selector Starts the wash programme For selecting the wash programme and temperature for that programme. b Additional option buttons The programme selector can be Additional options can be added to turned clockwise or anti-clockwise the basic programme.

  • Page 12: Important Control Panel Features

    Description of the appliance Important control panel Select the spin speed. features Press the "Spin" button to select a different spin speed. However, you Programme selector cannot select a spin speed higher than the maximum allowed for the basic The programme selector is used to set wash programme chosen.

  • Page 13: 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 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: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent – Water consumption and energy – Do not exceed the amount of usage are determined by the size of detergent recommended by the the load. manufacturer on the packaging. – Use the Mixed wash or the Quick –...

  • Page 15: 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 16: Programme Chart

    How to wash correctly Programme chart Cottons 30°C to 95°C 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 laundry.

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    How to wash correctly Delicates cold to 40°C 21 Fabric For delicate garments made of synthetic fibres, mixed fibres and easy care cotton shirts and blouses. Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine- washable by the manufacturer. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive Notes –...

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    How to wash correctly Quick wash 7 Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Additional option Water plus 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 19: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols 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 Tumble dry At normal temperature At low temperature Do not tumble dry Ironing...

  • Page 20: Before Washing

    Garment care label symbols 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 21: Selecting A Programme

    Garment care label symbols 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 22: Additional Options

    Garment care label symbols Additional options Pre-wash H Select additional option(s) For heavily soiled laundry and items with dried on stains. Additional options can be selected as long as they are compatible with the Soak basic programme being used. Each press of the top button selects the For heavily soiled and stained items additional option in the following order: with protein stains (e.g.

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    Garment care label symbols I Add detergent 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.

  • Page 24: At The End Of A Programme

    Garment care label symbols 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 25: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Garment care label symbols 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 26: Interrupting A Programme

    Garment care label symbols 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 27: Programme Sequence

    Garment care label symbols Programme sequence Minimum iron 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.

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    Garment care label symbols Woollens / Starch Main wash Water level: low Water level: medium Wash rhythm: normal Wash rhythm: Woollens Final spin: yes Rinses Separate rinse Water level: medium No of rinses: 2 Water level: high Spinning No of rinses: 2 Rinse and interim spin : yes Final spin: yes...

  • Page 29: 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 30: 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 31: Cleaning And Care

    The washing machine must not be hosed down. E-Cloth A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals. It can be washed 300 times.

  • Page 32: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer Remove detergent residues regularly. ^ Clean the siphon. 1. 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.

  • Page 33: 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 34: 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 accordance with local and national safety regulations.

  • Page 35: 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 fluff filter and the flashes. blocked. drain pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".

  • Page 36: 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 37: 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 four feet are not Level the machine. See during the spin cycle. resting evenly on the installation. floor. The laundry has not The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed been spun...

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    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 39: 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. The washing machine is Switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. not switched on.

  • Page 40: 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 41: Opening The Drum Door

    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 42: 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 or from the Miele Spare Parts – Your Miele dealer or Department. – Your nearest Miele Service...

  • Page 43: 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 fluff filter, drain pump and c - f Flexible drain hose (with emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the...

  • Page 44: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid 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 45: Installation Surface

    (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). ^ To remove the left and right covers 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated.

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    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 47: Re-fitting The Transit Bars

    Installation and connection 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 48: 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. ^ Using the spanner supplied turn counter nut 2 in a clockwise direction. Then turn counter nut 2 together with foot 1 to unscrew.

  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: Connection To The Drainage System

    5 m. The machine. necessary parts can be purchased 2. 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 53: 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 national and local safety regulations.

  • Page 54: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Normal Intensive Cottons 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 32 min 1 h 47 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 – 1 h 56 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 26 min 1 h 56 min 40°C...

  • Page 55: Technical Data

    Technical data 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...

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    Programmable functions for changing standard settings...

  • Page 58: 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 button and the programme selector.

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    Programmable functions Follow steps A to G to programme E Turn the programme selector to the Cottons 75°C position: and store in memory. The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator Before you begin, first ensure that: light will briefly flash twice in 2 second –...

  • Page 60: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions Gentle action A Press the Start button and keep it 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 articles more I-On/0-Off button.

  • Page 61: Top-up Rinse For Cottons

    Programmable functions Top-up rinse for Cottons A Press the Start button and keep it 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 62: Memory Function

    Programmable functions Memory function A Press the Start button and keep it 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 63: Soak

    Programmable functions 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.

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