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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 377
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accident, or damage
to the machine.
M.-Nr. 05 400 220


   Summary of Contents for Miele W 377 WPS

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    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 377 It is essential to read these operating instructions before installing or using the machine, to avoid the risk of accident, or damage to the machine. M.-Nr. 05 400 220...

  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Old appliances contain materials which can be recycled. Please contact your The transport and protective packing dealer, your local waste collection has been selected from materials centre or scrap merchant about poten- which are environmentally friendly for tial recycling schemes.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing material ........2 Disposal of your old appliance .

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    Contents Before using for the first time Calibrating to zero..........14 Washing environmentally and economically .

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    Contents Cleaning and care Extra cleaning ..........39 Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer .

  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele approved This appliance should not be oper- engineer. ated by children. Supervise its use Ensure current is not supplied to the ap- by the elderly or infirm.

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    Warning and safety instructions The Miele “Waterproof system” pro- Before using the machine for the tects from water damage provided first time, check that the transit fit- the following conditions have been met: ting at the rear of the machine has been removed (see section on "Installa-...

  • Page 8: Disposal Of Your Old Machine

    If, however, when expressly approved by you do wish to descale the machine Miele. If other parts are used, guaran- only use proprietary non-corrosive de- tee, performance and product liability scaling agents and strictly observe the claims may be invalidated.

  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Description of the appliance Delicates and Silks programmes Special programmes In these programmes the laundry is – Programme for hand-washable washed and spun very gently to re- fabrics (Silks duce creasing and the amount of iron- Hand-washable fabrics which crease ing required, thus providing "Easy care"...

  • Page 10: Delay Start H/mins

    Miele will provide information when minutes. such possibilities become available. Locking functions (programme lock- ing, system lock)

  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance Control panel Multi-function display Programme selector see the following page for more infor- for selecting the wash programme mation and temperature for that pro- gramme. The programme selector START button can be turned clockwise or anti- starts the wash programme clockwise.

  • Page 12: Multi-function Display

    Description of the appliance – the duration of the programme de- Multi-function display pending on the programme and the amount of the load (Time remaining h/mins). Please note that Load % depends on the programme selected and ap- plies to dry laundry only. Important: Loads of less than 25% will not regis- ter in the display.

  • Page 13: Important Control Panelfeatures

    Description of the appliance Press the “Spin” button to select a dif- Important control panel ferent spin speed. However, you can- features not 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 se- the basic wash programme and the...

  • Page 14: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Before using for the first time Calibrating to zero Before using the machine for the Press the Door button and open the first time ensure that it is correctly in- drum door. stalled and connected. See the rele- vant section under “Installation”.

  • Page 15: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Washing environmentally and economically – Water consumption and energy – Use the Short wash option for nor- usage are determined by the size of mally or very lightly soiled laundry. the load. Load to the maximum rec- –...

  • Page 16: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly How to wash correctly With particularly stubborn stains ask Before washing your dry cleaner for advice. Sort the laundry Do not used 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.

  • Page 17: Programme Chart

    How to wash correctly Programme chart 9ö876 COTTONS Fabric Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen, towelling, jeans. underwear, T-shirts, nappies. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Short, Water plus Notes – Only use the COTTONS 95°C programme for heavily soiled and incontinent laundry.

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    How to wash correctly DELICATES Fabric Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, 100% cotton easy care shirts and blouses. Curtains, specified machine-washable by the manufacturer. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Short. Notes – Laundry remains relatively crease-free for easier ironing. – Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with Pre-wash advisable.

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    How to wash correctly Quick wash Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Additional option Water plus. Detergent Powder detergent, detergent for coloured fabrics, liquid detergent. max. load 2.5 kg Mixed wash Fabric Small loads of garments made from man-made fibres and cotton garments which can be washed together.

  • Page 20: Selecting A Programme

    How to wash correctly Load the drum Selecting a programme Unfold the laundry and load loosely To add detergent with the help of in the drum. To achieve best results the dispensing recommendation fea- it is advisable to make up mixed ture, follow steps loads consisting of both large and below before loading the drum.

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    How to wash correctly Add detergent. – High water consumption (an addi- tional rinse cycle will automatically The percentage amounts in the display switch in). help you to add the correct percentage amount of detergent recommended by – A burden to the environment. the detergent manufacturer.

  • Page 22: Additional Options

    How to wash correctly Deleting the soak time Additional options Select any additional option re- Press the Soak button repeatedly quired. until the indicator light goes out. Pre-wash For heavily soiled and stained items. Short For lightly soiled items. This shortens the programme running time.

  • Page 23: Delay Start

    How to wash correctly Select a spin speed Delay start Select delay start if required. Press the “Spin” button repeatedly until the indicator light for the spin Press the Delay start button. Each speed you want comes on. press on the button increases the In some programmes the maximum delayed time: spin speed is limited.

  • Page 24: At The End Of A Programme

    How to wash correctly At the end of a programme Brief instructions Open the drum door Please note: To help familiarise yourself with how to Press the Door button. use your washing machine please read Remove the laundry the sections "Before washing", "Select- ing a programme"...

  • Page 25: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    How to wash correctly The door cannot be opened, when: Adding or removing laundry 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 –...

  • Page 26: 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 Fin- the I-ON / 0-OFF button. ish. To continue with the same programme: As soon as the programme sequence indicator light for the programme stage Switch the washing machine back you want the programme to continue at...

  • Page 27: Programme Sequence

    How to wash correctly Programme sequence MINIMUM IRON Main wash This washing machine has fully elec- tronic controls with automatic load rec- Water level: low ognition. The machine determines the Wash rhythm: normal amount of water to use depending on Rinses the load and the absorbtion rate of the Water level: medium...

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    How to wash correctly WOOLLENS Starch Main wash Water level: low Water level: medium Wash rhythm: normal Wash rhythm: Woollens Final spin: yes Rinses Water level: medium Separate rinse No of rinses: 2 Water level: high Spinning No of rinses: 2 Rinse and interim spin : yes Final spin: yes...

  • Page 29: Detergent Water Softeners

    Detergent Detergent All modern detergents produced for Heavily soiled automatic washing machines are suit- Stains and soiling clearly visible. able, including liquid, compact (con- centrated), tablets and special applica- Water softeners tion detergents. Use dispensing aids, A water softener such as Calgon can e.g.

  • Page 30: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, clean the dis- starch penser compartment and especially the siphon tube and conditioner Fabric conditioners make garments channel. See "Cleaning the deter- soft and fluffy to handle and help pre- gent dispenser drawer". vent static cling when tumble drying.

  • Page 31: Locking Functions Electronic Programme Locking

    Locking functions Locking functions Deactivating programme locking Electronic programme locking early Programme locking prevents the ma- Press the START button for at least 4 chine from being opened or the pro- seconds until the locked check light gramme cancelled during a wash (lower right on the control panel) programme.

  • Page 32: Electronic System Lock

    Locking functions Next slowly turn the programme se- Electronic system lock lector anti-clockwise stage by stage to DELICATES cold. The system lock prevents your ma- The locked check light (lower right chine being used without your knowl- on the control panel) will flash. edge.

  • Page 33: Programmable Functions

    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 programmes listed. Water plus system (P2) Setting 2: an increase in the water level in the Selecting the Water plus additional...

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    Programmable functions Turn the programme selector to Follow steps to programme DELICATES 30°C: and store a setting in memory. The P will now flash in the display The programmable functions are acti- alternating with the number 2 vated to call up further features not shown on the control panel by using In addition, one of the following the additional option buttons in combi-...

  • Page 35: Gentle Action (p9)

    Programmable functions Press the additional option buttons Gentle action (P9) Short and Water plus at the same time, hold pressed in and . . Activating gentle action reduces the drum action. Slightly soiled items are . . . switch on the machine with the washed more gently.

  • Page 36: Top-up Rinse For Cottons (p10)

    Programmable functions Press the additional option buttons Top-up rinse for COTTONS Short and Water plus at the same (P10) time, hold pressed in and . . When this is activated, additional . . . switch on the machine with the water flows into the drum at the end I-ON / 0-OFF button.

  • Page 37: Memory Function (p11)

    Programmable functions Press the additional option buttons Memory Function (P11) Short and Water plus at the same time, hold pressed in and . . If an additional option(s) is selected for a programme, and / or the spin . . . switch on the machine with the speed is altered, the machine stores I-ON / 0-OFF button.

  • Page 38: Buzzer (p20)

    Programmable functions Press the additional option buttons Buzzer (P20) Short and Water plus at the same time, hold pressed in and . . When the buzzer function has been activated, an audible tone sounds re- . . . switch on the machine with the peatedly at the end of a programme I-ON / 0-OFF button.

  • Page 39: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning and care Extra cleaning Disconnect the appliance from the Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above) mains electricity supply and with- with powder detergent approx. every 6 draw the plug from the socket prior to cleaning the machine. weeks to help prevent deposits build- ing up in the machine.

  • Page 40: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer Remove detergent residues regularly. Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from compart- ment §. Wash under running warm water. Clean the siphon tube in the Pull out the detergent dispenser same way. drawer until a resistance is felt.

  • Page 41: Cleaning The Fluff (drain) Filter And Pump

    Cleaning and care Cleaning and care Cleaning the fluff (drain) filter and pump Check the drain filter initially after 3-4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out. If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres).

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    Cleaning and care Once the flow of water ceases: Clean the inside of the fluff filter hous- ing. Remove any deposits of lime- scale and detergent or foreign ob- jects from the thread of the filter housing and filter unit (as these ob- jects can cause a leakage of water).

  • Page 43: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care First turn off the stopcock. Cleaning the filter in the water inlet Unscrew the threaded union con- necting the free end of the inlet hose The washing machine has a filter to pro- to the stopcock. tect 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 44: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the ap- pliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right with- out 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 45: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    Problem solving guide – The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes Fault indicator Possible cause Remedy The water outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) The buzzer sounds and blocked. filter and drain pump. the Check drain light The drain hose has been The maximum drain flashes.

  • Page 46: 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. Fault indicator Possible cause Remedy The drain outlet is Clean the fluff (drain) filter The Check drain light restricted. and drain pump. flashes. The water inlet is Check whether The Check inlet light...

  • Page 47: Problems With The Load Size Indicator And The Dispensing Recommendation

    Problem solving guide – Problems with the load size indicator and the dispensing recommendation Problems Possible cause Remedy The washing machine is Switch the washing machine There is no load not switched on / or a on. Select a programme and size in the display programme has not been load the drum.

  • Page 48: General Problems Or An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide – General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy The four feet are not Level the machine. See The machine resting evenly on the advice on installation. shakes during the floor. spin cycle. The spin speed selected Select a higher spin speed The laundry has not was too low.

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    Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine has switched off the light ring to save The programme energy. To switch the light ring back on again: press one selector light ring is of the additional option buttons or turn the programme not lit up.

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    Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy Insufficient amounts of – Add more detergent. Grey, greasy detergent were used to – Before washing the next particles cling to break down the particles load run a COTTONS 95°C washed laundry. of grease in heavily programme with powder soiled laundry.

  • Page 51: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in the Always make sure that the drum is event of a power failure stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry. Reach- Switch the washing machine off. ing into a moving drum is extremely There is a filter flap opener behind the dangerous.

  • Page 52: Customer Contact

    In the event of any faults which you can- prove our service. not remedy yourself please contact – Your Miele dealer or – Your nearest Miele Service Depart- ment (see back cover for the ad- dress). When contacting the Service Depart-...

  • Page 53: Front View

    Installation and connection Installation and connection Front view 1 Inlet hose with “Waterproof” system 5 Detergent dispenser drawer 2 Electricity supply cable 6 Drum door 3a - 3c Flexible drain hose (with 7 Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and detachable swivel elbow) emergency release 4 Facia panel with controls...

  • Page 54: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view 1 Protruding lid edge for holding when 5 Cover with transit bars moving the machine 6 Restraining clip for: 2 Electricity supply cable – Inlet hose – Drain hose 3 Inlet hose with “Waterproof” system –...

  • Page 55: Installation Surface

    If the machine is installed on a raised plinth, it has to be secured against slippage during spin using retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). To remove the left and right covers 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated.

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    Installation and connection Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°. Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°. Withdraw the left-hand transit bar. Withdraw the right-hand transit bar.

  • Page 57: Re-fitting The Transit Bars

    Installation and connection 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 ma- chine is to be moved again (e.g.when moving house).

  • Page 58: Levelling The Machine

    Installation and connection foot 1 together with the counternut Levelling the machine and unscrew. The machine must stand perfectly level Put the machine back on all four feet. on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. Use a spirit level to check the ma- chine is standing level.

  • Page 59: Washer And Dryer Stack

    Washer and Dryer stack See “Before using for the first time”. A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked with the washing machine. A stacking kit* is necessary and can be pur- chased from the Miele Spare Parts Department.

  • Page 60: Connection To The Water Supply

    Gas and Water Engineers, see data cock. plate). The Miele Waterproof system pro- The machine is designed to operate tects from water damage in the follow- with a minimum flow pressure of 1 bar.

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    Installation and connection The plastic casing of the water connection contains an electric component. The Waterproof system must only be connected to its own stopcock. It must not be connected to mixer taps or similar and must not be fitted in areas where there is the risk of water or other liquids reaching it.

  • Page 62

    Should the distance between the inlet and the machine be greater than 1.5 metres, a 1.5 metre long (metal) exten- sion hose is available from your Miele dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Depart- ment as an optional extra. This hose is tested to withstand press-...

  • Page 63: Connection To The Drainage System

    If required, the drain hose can be ex- corresponding kit from the Miele Spare tended to a length of 5 m. The necess- Parts Department or your Miele Dealer.

  • Page 64: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection The wire which is coloured green and Electrical connection U.K. yellow must be connected to the termi- All electrical work should be carried out nal in the plug which is marked with the only by a suitably qualified and compe- letter E or by the earth symbol z or col- tent person, in strict accordance with oured green, or green and yellow.

  • Page 65

    Installation and connection Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 If this machine is fitted with a non-re- wireable 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.

  • Page 66: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Consumption data Programme Load Consumption data (without any Energy Water Programme time additional options in kWh in litres normal Short or programmable functions) COTTONS 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 hr 54 mins 1 hr 22 mins 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 hr 57 mins 1 hr 13 mins...

  • Page 67: Technical Data

    Technical data Technical data Height 85 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 58.0 cm Depth with door open 94.5 cm Weight 94 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...

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