Operating instructions for Washing machine Distinction 500 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. 07 106 160...
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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.
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.
A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on www.miele.co.uk.
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.
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"...
Description of the machine 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.
Description of the machine Control panel a Start button f Programme sequence indicator Starts the wash programme lights Show which section of the wash b Additional option buttons programme has been reached. Additional options can be added to g Check lights the basic programme.
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...
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.
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 –...
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"...
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.
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 –...
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".
How to wash correctly Garment care label symbols Ironing The number of dots indicates the Washing ironing temperature The figure quoted in the bucket is the maximum temperature the garment Hot iron (max sole plate temp. can be washed at. The number of approx.
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.
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.
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.
How to wash correctly 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.
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.
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 –...
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...
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 –...
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.
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.
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.
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from same time pull the drawer right out of the Miele UK Spare Parts Department the machine. or via the internet on www.miele.co.uk, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces...
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.
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.
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".
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".
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...
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 –...
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.
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.
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.
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 –...
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...
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...
^ 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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Programmable functions for changing standard settings...
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.
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 –...
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 articles more I-On/0-Off button.
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.
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.
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.