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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 163
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. 05 876 060



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 163 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. 05 876 060...
  • 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 .
  • Page 4 Contents Interrupting a programme ......... . . 29 Altering a programme once selected .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    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: Disposal Of Your Old Machine

    Accessory parts may only be fitted machine is in operation. Only then is when expressly approved by Miele. the stability of the machine guaranteed. If other parts are used, guarantee, If the correct amount of detergent...
  • 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)

    If, for example, new programmes are developed or new fabrics are introduced, a Miele service technician will be able to modify existing programme cycles accordingly. Miele will provide information when such developments become available.
  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance 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.
  • Page 12: Important Control Panel Features

    Description of the appliance Important control panel Press the "Spin" button to select a different spin speed. N.B.: you cannot features select a spin speed higher than the maximum allowed for the basic wash Programme selector programme chosen. The programme selector is used to set The indicator lights show the speed the basic wash programme and the selected.
  • 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 your types. washing machine, please read the sections "Before washing", "Loading the drum and adding detergent", "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.
  • Page 17 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 –...
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly Quick wash 40°C 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 How to wash correctly Important - other care 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...
  • Page 20: Before Washing

    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.
  • Page 21: Loading The Drum And Adding Detergent

    How to wash correctly Loading the drum and adding Take care. The drum flaps are detergent spring-loaded. B Switch on the washing machine ^ Gently press your hand against the and open the lid rear drum flap. ^ Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button. ^ Press the Lid button and open the outer lid fully.
  • Page 22 How to wash correctly C Load the drum D Close the drum and the inner lid ^ 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 items.
  • Page 23 How to wash correctly Take care not to trap items of laundry when closing the drum flaps. ^ Before closing the inner lid, pull up the lock a, . . . ^ . . . and engage properly b. If the inner lid is not closed properly, the wash programme cannot start and the Excess detergent check light will flash rapidly.
  • Page 24 How to wash correctly E Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount, because ..too little detergent results in: – Laundry not getting properly clean and over time becoming grey and hard to the touch. –...
  • Page 25: Programme Selection

    How to wash correctly Programme selection Additional options G Select a programme I Select additional option(s) 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 additional options in the following order: Intensive or Intensive and Pre-wash or...
  • Page 26 How to wash correctly Intensive Water plus If you want to increase the water level For heavy soiling where staining is for a wash process you can choose one visible. of the four options for the Water plus button. The options are explained in the The duration of the main wash is section on "Programmable functions - increased.
  • Page 27: At The End Of A Programme

    (see selector to Finish . "Installation - removing the transit fittings") to make it easier to move the machine around. The hose and cable clip is available through your Miele dealer or from the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 28: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    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 programme has reached the after any programme has already Final spin stage.
  • Page 29: Interrupting A Programme

    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 machine back on with the you want the programme to continue at,...
  • Page 30: Programme Sequence

    How to wash correctly Programme sequence Minimum Iron This washing machine has fully Main wash electronic controls with automatic load recognition. It takes in the right amount Water level: low of water required for the programme Wash rhythm: normal depending on the amount of laundry Rinses and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 31 How to wash correctly 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: Cleaning And Care

    E-Cloth 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 can be washed 300 times.
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser Over time, detergent residue can build up in the water jets in the top of the drawer detergent drawer housing. Remove detergent residues regularly. ^ Before replacing the detergent drawer, use a bottle brush or similar to clean them out.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the filter in the water ^ First turn off the stopcock. inlet ^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet The washing machine has a filter to hose to the stopcock. protect the water inlet valve. The accessible filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose should be checked every six months, or more...
  • Page 37: 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. You should, however, note the following: Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 38: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    Rinses indicator light is flashing. again, contact the Miele Ser- vice Dept. A To switch off the fault indicator: turn the washing machine off with the I-ON/0-OFF button and turn the programme selector to Finish .
  • Page 39: 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 The drain outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the drain light flashes. restricted. pump as described in "Problem solving guide –...
  • Page 40: General Problems Or An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result. Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine The transport base lever Push it over to the left. shakes during the has not been moved over spin cycle. to the left. The laundry is not The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed was too low.
  • Page 41 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents usually – Use a general purpose does not give the contain no bleaching detergent containing a required result. agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and – Pour stain removers into tea stains.
  • Page 42: Problems With Opening/Closing Or A "Buzzing" Sound

    Problem solving guide Problems with opening/closing or a "buzzing" sound Problem Possible cause Remedy The drum opening is not An imbalance has Turn the drum by hand to in the upper position. prevented automatic the correct position. drum positioning. Always mix large and small items in a load to avoid imbalance.
  • Page 43 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy The outer lid cannot be Press the lid button When the indicator lights opened and there is a once. The drum will now Rinse hold/Without spin "buzzing" sound. The rotate until it is in the have stopped flashing, Rinse hold and Without correct position for...
  • Page 44: Opening The Lid In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the lid in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure ^ Switch the washing machine off. ^ Unscrew the fluff filter lid until water runs out. To stop the flow of water: ^ Tighten the fluff filter back up again. ^ Use the yellow lever to open the access flap.
  • Page 45: Open The Lid

    Problem solving guide ^ Clean the fluff filter thoroughly. Open the lid Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous. ^ Check that the impeller can turn easily.
  • Page 46: After Sales Service

    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. – The Miele Service Department (see back cover for address).
  • Page 47: Installation

    Installation Front view a Mains connection cable e Transport base lever b Inlet hose f Feet c Lid with fascia panel g Flexible drain hose with detachable swivel elbow d Access to fluff filter, drain pump and emergency release...
  • Page 48: Transport Base

    Installation Transport base This washing machine is fitted with a transport base to allow it to be moved around. Push the lever over to the right when moving the machine from one place to another Do not use force to manoeuvre Push the lever over to the left when the machine over obstacles e.g.
  • Page 49: Removing The Transit Fittings

    Installation Removing the transit fittings ^ Remove the packaging and position the washing machine where you want to use it. ^ Plug the 4 large holes with the caps supplied. The transit bars and screws should be stored in a safe place for future ^ Unscrew and remove the 4 outer use.
  • Page 50: Installation Surface

    Installation Installation surface If installing on a wooden joist floor: A concrete floor is the most suitable – We recommend a plywood base ( at installation surface for a washing least 60 x 45 x 3 cm). The base machine. It is far less prone to vibration should span several joists and be during the spin cycle than wooden bolted to the joists and not only to...
  • Page 51: The Miele Water Protection System

    – Water intake monitoring system The electronic unit monitors the washing machine's water intake The Miele water protection system times. If the correct water level is not protects the washing machine from reached after a certain amount of water damage.
  • Page 52: 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 70 bar.
  • Page 53: Connection To The Drainage System

    3. Connected securely to a standpipe. 4. Connected securely to a floor gully. If required the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 metres. The necessary parts can purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department or your Miele dealer.
  • Page 54: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation 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 55: 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 38 min 1 h 53 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 59 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 29 min 1 h 59 min 40°C 5.0 kg...
  • Page 56: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 90 cm Height with lid open 139 cm Width 45 cm Depth 60 cm Weight, empty 99 kg Capacity 5 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load see data plate Fuse rating see plug Consumption data see "Consumption data"...
  • Page 57 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.
  • Page 59 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.
  • Page 64 Alteration rights reserved/3504/W 163 M.-Nr. 05 876 060 / 01 en - GB This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.