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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3240
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. 07 616 410



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3240 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. 07 616 410...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old machine material Electrical and electronic machines often contain materials which, if The transport and protective packing handled or disposed of incorrectly, has been selected from materials which could be potentially hazardous to are environmentally friendly for disposal human health and to the environment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment ......... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Contents Changing the programme sequence ....... . . 26 Cancelling a programme ..........26 Interrupting a programme .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other applications may be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation.
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8: Correct Use

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10: Description Of The Machine

    Description of the machine Control panel Display Programme selector See the following page for more For selecting the wash programme information. and temperature for that programme. The programme selector can be Start button turned clockwise or anti-clockwise. Starts the wash programme. Programme sequence indicator Additional option buttons lights...
  • Page 11 Description of the machine Display Programmable functions The display shows: The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to – the programme duration (Time left suit your individual requirements. In display) programming mode, the display will – the programmable functions show the function selected.
  • Page 12: 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 "Installation and connection". Also check that the drain filter is securely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use.
  • Page 13: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    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 –...
  • Page 14: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based clean- The headings numbered , . . . ing agent (e.g. one containing ben- show the operating sequence and can zene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure be used as brief instructions. that any plastic parts (e.g.
  • Page 15 How to wash correctly Switch on the washing machine Select a programme Load the drum ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 16 How to wash correctly Select additional option(s) Select a spin speed Each press of the top button selects the additional options in the following order: Short, Pre-wash, Soak, no selection. Use the lower button to select the Water plus option. ^ Press the "Spin"...
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount, because ..too little detergent results in: – Laundry not getting properly clean and with time it may become grey and hard to the touch. –...
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly Start the programme ^ Press the flashing Start button. The estimated programme duration will show in the display. During the first 10 minutes the washing machine measures how much water is being absorbed by the laundry. The programme duration may be longer or shorter depending on this absorbency rate.
  • Page 19: Additional Options

    Additional options Water plus You can use the additional option buttons to augment the basic wash If you want to increase the water level programmes. for a wash process you can choose one of four settings for the Water plus Short button.
  • Page 20: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the Rinse hold setting. The Programme laundry will not be spun and will Cottons 1400 remain suspended in the final rinse Minimum iron 1200 water. This reduces creasing if the Delicates laundry is not going to be removed Automatic...
  • Page 21: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.0 kg Fabric Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics. Additional options Short or Pre-wash or Soak, Water plus Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.0 kg load and additional option Short Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C Max.
  • Page 22 Programme chart Shirts 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg Additional option Pre-wash or Soak Notes – Pre-treat collars and cuffs if necessary. – Wash silk garments in the Silks programme. Denim 40°C Max. load 3.0 kg Additional option Short or Pre-wash or Soak Notes –...
  • Page 23: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final spin level rhythm level spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Automatic Dark garments Shirts – Denim – Express Silks – Woollens Drain/Spin – – – – – Separate –...
  • Page 24 Programme sequence This washing machine has fully Special features in the programme electronic controls with automatic load sequences: recognition. It takes in the right amount Anti-crease: of water required for the programme depending on the amount of laundry At the end of every programme, with and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 25: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols Washing Ironing The figure quoted in the bucket is the The number of dots indicates the maximum temperature the garment ironing temperature can be washed at. The number of Hot iron (max sole plate temp. bars under the symbol indicate the approx.
  • Page 26: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Changing a programme You can cancel a programme at any After the start of a programme it is no time after it has started. longer possible to select a different programme. ^ Turn the programme selector to Finish.
  • Page 27: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started ^ Press the Door button in until the drum door springs open. ^ Add or remove items. ^ Close the door. The programme will continue automatically. Please note: Once a programme has started the machine cannot recognise any adjustment to the load.
  • Page 28: Detergent

    Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment for the pre-wash. See "Optional accessories" at the end of this booklet for details of Miele branded care products, including detergents and fabric conditioners. Universal...
  • Page 29: Water Softeners

    No visible dirt or stains. Possibly softener. slight body odour. Miele branded water softening tablets Normally soiled are available from the Miele Spare Parts Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Department or via the internet on stains. Heavily soiled...
  • Page 30: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, the dispenser starch compartment and especially the Fabric conditioners make garments soft siphon tube and fabric conditioner to handle and help prevent static cling channel will need regular cleaning to when tumble drying. remove any residual starch.
  • Page 31: Cleaning And Care

    If you have no be hosed down. reason to wash occasionally at this high temperature, then run a Cottons 95°C A range of Miele branded cleaning and programme with detergent but no conditioning agents is available to laundry at regular intervals.
  • Page 32 Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from ^ Use a bottle brush to remove compartment and rinse under warm running water. Clean the detergent residues and limescale siphon tube in the same way. from the jets inside the detergent dispenser drawer housing.
  • 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 machine, 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.
  • 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 Problem Possible cause Remedy The Check drain light The water outlet is Clean the drain filter and the flashes. "– – –" appears blocked. drain pump as described in in the display.
  • 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 Problem Possible cause Remedy 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

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine feet are not Level the machine (see The machine shakes during the spin cycle. level. "Installation and connection"). The laundry has not The machine detected an Include both large and been spun properly and imbalance during the final small items in the load as...
  • Page 38: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a required result. bleaching agents. bleaching agent. They do not remove –...
  • 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 Possible cause Remedy Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and / or The machine is not connected to the switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. electricity supply and / or is 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 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: After Sales Service

    Miele service – your Miele Dealer or technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the – Miele (see back cover for contact machine's programme data. details). When contacting your Dealer or Miele, Appliance guarantee...
  • Page 43: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view Inlet hose (tested to withstand Detergent dispenser drawer pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) Drum door Electricity supply cable Access to drain filter, drain pump Flexible drain hose (with and emergency release detachable swivel elbow) Handle recesses for moving the Control panel machine...
  • Page 44: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view Protruding lid for holding when Transit bar covers moving the machine Restraining clip for inlet hose and Electricity supply cable drain hose Inlet hose (tested to withstand Restraining clips for transit bars pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) when removed Drain hose...
  • Page 45: Installation Surface

    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. Otherwise there is a danger of the machine moving about.
  • Page 46 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 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 are fitted over retainers The washing machine must not...
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. competent persons, in accordance...
  • 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

    If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department or Adapter your Miele dealer. * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.
  • 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 current national and local safety suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 54: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Short Normal 95°C 6.0 kg 1.99 2 h 09 min Cottons 60°C 6.0 kg 1.02 1 h 49 min 60°C 3.0 kg 0.75 59 min 40°C 6.0 kg 0.65 2 h 05 min 40°C...
  • Page 55: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 580 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Height for building under 820 mm Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 600 mm Weight 93 kg Maximum floor load 1,600 Newton (approx.
  • Page 56 Programmable functions for changing default settings The programmable functions can be used to tailor washing programmes to suit your individual requirements.
  • Page 57: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions The programmable functions are Press the Start button and keep it activated with the help of the Start pressed in whilst carrying out steps button and the programme selector. Switch the machine on with the Water plus system I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 58: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions Gentle action Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps Activating gentle action reduces the drum action and is suitable for Switch the machine on with the washing slightly soiled articles more I-On/0-Off button. gently.
  • Page 59: Top-Up Rinse For Cottons

    Programmable functions Top-up rinse for Cottons Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps When this is activated, additional water flows into the drum at the end Switch the machine on with the of the main wash to cool the suds I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 60: Memory Function

    Programmable functions Memory function Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps If an additional option is selected for a programme, and / or the spin Switch the machine on with the speed is altered, the machine stores I-On/0-Off button.
  • Page 61: Soak

    Programmable functions Soak Press the Start button and keep it pressed in whilst carrying out steps A length of time of between 30 minutes and 2 hours can be programmed in 30 minute increments for the soak Switch the machine on with the process.
  • Page 62: Optional Accessories

    Miele specialist detergents designed to suit the fabric being washed. Miele have also developed a "Outdoor wear" range of specialist CareCollection This specialist detergent will clean your detergents and conditioning products water-repellent outerwear with care.
  • Page 63 Fabric conditioner This liquid detergent is particularly suitable for cleaning coloured and dark The Miele fabric conditioner will give your laundry a fresh, natural fragrance. garments. The special formulation offers effective stain removal, even at It makes garments soft to handle and...
  • Page 64 Alteration rights reserved/2609/W 3240 M.-Nr. 07 616 410 / 00...

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