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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 418
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. 05 960 780



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 418 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. 05 960 780...
  • Page 2 Old machines 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ......... . 2 Disposal of the packing material .
  • Page 4 Interrupting a programme ......... . . 26 Altering a programme once selected .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6 This machine is not a toy! To avoid liability. Repairs should only be the risk of injury do not allow undertaken by a Miele approved children to play on or near it or to technician. play with the controls. Supervise its Ensure current is not supplied to the use by the elderly or infirm.
  • Page 7 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 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.
  • Page 9 – 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" for easily and do not contain wool can your laundry.
  • Page 10 Miele will provide information when such possibilities become available. The system lock prevents anyone from using the washing machine without your knowledge. When the system lock is activated : –...
  • Page 11 a Start Starts the wash programme For selecting the wash programme and temperature for that programme. The programme selector can be Additional options can be added to turned clockwise or anti-clockwise the basic programme. Use the top button to select either the Intensive , Pre-wash , or Soak option or a combination of these Show which section of the wash...
  • Page 12 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 The programme selector is used to set wash programme chosen. the basic wash programme and the temperature for that programme.
  • Page 13 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 – 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 – Reduce the amount of detergent with wash programme for smaller smaller loads (approx.
  • Page 15 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" and "At the end of a programme"...
  • Page 16 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. – For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the Intensive additional option.
  • Page 17 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 – For heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the Intensive additional option.
  • Page 18 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". See "Programmable functions".
  • Page 19 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...
  • Page 20 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 21 ^ Press in the I-On/0-Off button. ^ Press the Door button and open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. To achieve best results it is advisable to make up mixed loads consisting of both large and small ^ Turn the programme selector to the items.
  • Page 22: Water Plus System

    For heavily soiled laundry and items with dried on stains. Additional options can be selected as long as they are compatible with the 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.
  • Page 23 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. – Greasy particles cling to the laundry. –...
  • Page 24 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. (This light in the next wash or become stays on at the end of the programme discoloured themselves.
  • Page 25 – 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 –...
  • Page 26: To Cancel/Select Different Programme

    ^ Switch the machine off with the ^ Turn the programme selector to 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 machine on with the you want the programme to continue at I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 27 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. This Water level: high means that programme cycles and No of rinses: 2 or 3...
  • Page 28 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:...
  • Page 29 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 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".
  • Page 31: Control Panel

    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 seconds...
  • Page 32 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 Intensive , Pre-wash When the system lock has been or Soak button.
  • Page 33 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...
  • Page 34 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 Replace the siphon.
  • Page 35 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. six months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water supply.
  • Page 36 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 37 Check drain The water outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the 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". The drain hose has The maximum drain height is been fixed too high.
  • Page 38 Check drain The drain outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the drain restricted. pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure". Check inlet The water inlet is Check whether restricted.
  • Page 39: Additional Option Buttons

    The four feet are not Level the machine. See resting evenly on the installation. floor. The spin speed Select a higher spin speed selected was too low. next time. These do not indicate a fault. They occur at the end of a pump sequence as a normal part of the operation.
  • Page 40: Before Washing

    Liquid detergents do – Use a general purpose washing not contain bleaching machine powder containing a agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee – Pour stain removers into compart- and tea stains. ment j of the dispenser drawer and liquid detergent into a dispenser ball.
  • Page 41 Put 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 drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure".
  • Page 42 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 lever behind the detergent Caution: if laundry has been drawer fascia panel. washed at a high temperature, water draining out of the machine will still be hot.
  • Page 43 Once the flow of water ceases: Make sure the fluff filter is 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. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous.
  • Page 44 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 45 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 g Fascia panel with controls...
  • Page 46 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) – Electricity supply cable d Drain hose –...
  • Page 47 If the machine is installed on a raised plinth, it against slippage during spinning using retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). ^ To remove the left and right covers . Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated.
  • Page 48 ^ 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 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 50 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.
  • Page 51 A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked with the washing machine. A stacking – A special building under conversion kit* is required. kit* is necessary and can be purchased The machine lid must be replaced by from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 52 – Overflow protection 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 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 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.
  • Page 55 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...
  • Page 56 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.
  • Page 57: Additional Options

    in kWh in litres Normal Intensive 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 5.0 kg 0.50 –...
  • Page 58 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...
  • Page 59 Programmable functions for changing standard settings...
  • Page 60 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 programmable functions are the programmes listed. activated with the help of the Start button and the programme selector. Setting 2: an increase in the water level in the main wash and rinses for the...
  • Page 61 E Turn the programme selector to the Cottons 75°C position: The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indicator Before you begin, first ensure that: light will briefly flash twice in 2 second – The washing machine is switched off. intervals, to show that factory Setting 2 –...
  • Page 62: Gentle Action

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. Activating gentle action reduces the drum action and is suitable for B Switch the machine on with the washing slightly soiled articles more I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 63: Top-Up Rinse For Cottons

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. When this is activated, additional 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 64: Memory Function

    A Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. If an additional option(s) is selected 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 65 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.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/1904/W 418 M.-Nr. 05 960 780 / 00 en / EX This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.

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