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Miele W 3722 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 3722
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. 07 171 150



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 3722 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. 07 171 150...
  • 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 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............28 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    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.
  • 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: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Extra option buttons f Start/Stop button Various extra options can be added For starting the programme selected to the washing programmes. and cancelling a programme once it has started. b Display g Programme selector See the following page for more information.
  • Page 11 Operating the washing machine Programme duration After the start of a programme, the estimated programme duration will appear in the display in hours and minutes. During the first 8 minutes the washing machine measures how much water is being absorbed by the laundry and uses this to calculate the load.
  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Before using the machine for the first deutsch time ensure that it is correctly ^ If the language shown is not the one installed and connected. See you want, select the language you do "Installation and connection".
  • 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 A, B, C, . . . 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.
  • Page 15 How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine D Select a programme C 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 F Select an extra option(s) Water plus The water level in the main wash and the rinses will be increased if the Water plus option is selected. However, you can select other settings for Water plus. These are described in "Programmable functions".
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly G 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: Start The Programme

    How to wash correctly H Start the programme Check that all items have been ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button. removed from the drum. Items left in The estimated programme duration will the drum could discolour other items appear in the display once the in the next wash or become discoloured themselves.
  • Page 19: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the e setting using the Spin Programme speed button. The laundry will not be Cottons 1200 spun and will remain suspended in Minimum iron 1200 the final rinse water. This reduces Delicates creasing if the laundry is not going to Woollens...
  • Page 20: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 9ö8E76* 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.0 kg Fabric Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C Max.
  • Page 21 Programme chart Silks /c* cold to 30°C Max. load 1.0 kg Fabric Silks and other handwashable fabrics with no wool content, e.g. satin, lace and silk. Note Place tights, bras etc. in a washing bag. Extra option Water plus Express 76* cold to 40°C Max.
  • Page 22 Programme chart Outerwear cold to 40°C Max. load 2.0 kg ® Garment Outerwear made from micro-fibres such as Gore-Tex ® ® SYMPATEX , WINDSTOPPER etc. Notes – Zip up jackets before washing. – Do not use fabric conditioner. Extra options Short, Water plus, Pre-wash Dark garments cold to 40°C Max.
  • Page 23: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens Silks – Express Automatic Shirts – Denim – Outerwear Dark garments Spin – – – – – d = Low water level a= Normal wash rhythm ( = Medium water level...
  • Page 24 Programme sequence This machine has fully electronic Special features in the programme 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 indicates 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. ^ Press the Start/Stop button. Temperature Cancel programme ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button...
  • Page 27: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry Safety lock after a programme has started The safety lock prevents the machine ^ Press the Door button to open the from being opened, the programme drum door. from being cancelled or the machine from being switched off during a ^ Add or remove items.
  • Page 28: Detergent

    For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts department which sits in the main wash compartment j of the detergent dispenser drawer. Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and to compartment i for the pre-wash.
  • Page 29: Water Softeners

    In the UK, Miele branded water Normally soiled softening tablets are available from the Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Miele Spare Parts Department or via the stains. internet on Heavily soiled Use a quantity of detergent as for soft Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on water.
  • Page 30: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, clean the starch dispenser compartment, especially Fabric conditioners the siphon tube, regularly. See make garments soft to handle and help "Cleaning the detergent dispenser prevent static cling when tumble drawer". Do not use powder starch drying.
  • Page 31: Cleaning And Care

    A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from down the release catch and at the same time pull the drawer right out of the Miele UK Spare Parts Department or via the internet on, the machine. which is suitable for cleaning surfaces...
  • Page 32: Descaling The Machine

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on
  • 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 current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 35: Fault Messages In The Display

    Problem solving guide Fault messages in the display Remedy A Problem Possible cause lights up in the – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and display and blocked or the drain pump. Drain fault restricted. – The maximum delivery flashes.
  • Page 36: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems 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 been The machine detected an Include both large and spun properly and is still imbalance during the final small items in the load as...
  • Page 37: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a required result. bleaching agents. bleaching agent. They do not remove –...
  • Page 38: 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 The machine is not Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or connected to the switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. electricity supply and/or is not switched on.
  • Page 39: 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 40: Opening 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 41: After Sales Service

    Optional accessories porthole glass when the door is open. Optional accessories for this washing machine are available from your Miele Dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts Department. Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes.
  • Page 42: 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 drain filter, drain pump c - f Flexible drain hose (with and emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the...
  • Page 43: Rear View

    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...
  • Page 44: Installation Surface

    ^ To remove the left and right covers raised plinth, it has to be secured against slippage during spinning 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the using retaining clips (available from cover as illustrated. the Miele Spare Parts Dept). 2. Pull the cover forwards to remove.
  • Page 45 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 46: 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 b are fitted over retainers a.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: Connection To The Drainage System

    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.
  • Page 52: 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 53: 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 0.73 1 h 02 min 40°C 6.0 kg 0.65 2 h 04 min...
  • Page 54: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 580 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Weight 93 kg Maximum floor load 1,600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 6 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load see data plate Fuse rating (UK) see data plate / plug Consumption data...
  • Page 55 Programmable functions for changing default settings The programmable functions are used to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Programmable functions can be altered at any time.
  • Page 56: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To access programmable functions To alter a programmable function You can see the different options The programmable functions are available for a programmable function accessed via the Start/Stop button by turning the programme selector. and the programme selector. The option which is currently set will Before you begin, first ensure that: have a tick L beside it.
  • Page 57: Water Plus

    Programmable functions Water plus Gentle action This programmable function is used Activating gentle action reduces the to select the water intake setting for drum action and is suitable for the Water plus extra option. washing slightly soiled items more gently. It should be activated for There are three different options: garments with a single bar under the care label and for articles which feel...
  • Page 58: Code

    Programmable functions Code A code can be used to lock the electronics on the washing machine ^ Press the Start/Stop button. to prevent it being used without your The following will appear in the display: knowledge. Code activated When the code has been activated, you have to enter a code after switching the Once the machine is switched off, it washing machine on.
  • Page 59: Temperature Unit

    Programmable functions Temperature unit Keypad tone You can chose for the temperature to An audible tone sounds each time a be displayed as °C/Celsius or button is pressed. °F/Fahrenheit. The machine is delivered with the The machine is delivered with keypad tone deactivated.
  • Page 60: Standby Display

    Programmable functions Standby display Memory To save energy, the display goes out The washing machine will store the and the indicator light for the Start/ most recently selected settings Stop button will start flashing slowly. (programme, temperature, spin speed and any extra options) in The display will always go out, memory once the programme has started.
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