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Miele CVA 615 Operating And Installation Manual

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Operating and Installation
Coffee System
CVA 615
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
M.-Nr. 06 494 750



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  • Page 1 Operating and Installation Instructions Coffee System CVA 615 To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 06 494 750...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....... . . 4 Guide to the coffee system ......... . 7 Programming .
  • Page 3 Contents Coffee system care ..........34 Daily care .
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before installation or use of the coffee system. Electrical safety Please read these instructions Before connecting the appliance to carefully to prevent accidents and the electrical supply, make sure machine damage.
  • Page 5 Please contact the Miele Technical Service Department To protect against fire, electric with specific requirements. shock and injury do not submerge the cord or plugs in water or other Before the appliance is connected, liquids.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Allow the coffee system to cool before putting on or taking off The coffee system must be cleaned parts, and before cleaning. daily to prevent the growth of Children should not use the harmful bacteria and mold. Please appliance unsupervised.
  • Page 7: Guide To The Coffee System

    Guide to the coffee system a Hot water dispenser b Coffee dispensers (height-adjustable) c Handle to open appliance front d Steam selector e Steam nozzle with milk frother f Drip catch g Program selector h Message window i Coffee serving buttons j Rinse/Pre-warm button k Hot water button...
  • Page 8 Guide to the coffee system l Coffee bean container m Slide control to select the fineness of the ground coffee n Slide control to select the quantity of ground coffee o Water tank p Waste unit q Brew unit...
  • Page 9: Programming

    Programming Program mode The coffee system can be customized to each household through the "program mode." To program the appliance: If a setting is accidentally changed, turn the program selector to "0ff" instead of confirming it with ENTER. The changed setting will not be saved and the original setting will be retained.
  • Page 10: Choosing A Language

    Programming Choosing a language The sub-menu will appear in the message window. The language for the commands in the message window should be selected before the machine is used. The following languages are available: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian. ^ Press the e button until the desired language appears (english, espanol, francais, deutsch, nederlands,...
  • Page 11: Rinsing Feature

    Programming Rinsing feature The sub-menu will appear in the message window. The rinsing feature flushes out coffee residue and pre-warms the coffee system. When "Rinsing - On" is selected the system will automatically be flushed and pre-warmed when the appliance is turned on.
  • Page 12: Determining The Water Hardness

    Programming Determining the water If the water hardness is greater than hardness 40 gr/gal (700 ppm), the water must The hardness of the water (tap or be mixed in equal parts with bottled) used in the coffee system must non-carbonated mineral water to be determined and programmed into prevent excessive limescale the appliance.
  • Page 13: Setting The Water Hardness

    Programming Setting the water hardness ^ Press ENTER to save this setting, or turn the program selector to "0ff" to cancel if a mistake has been made. ^ Turn the program selector counterclockwise to "Program mode." ^ Press the e button to highlight "WATER HARDN."...
  • Page 14: Setting The Drink Temperatures

    Programming Setting the drink temperatures Depending on the programming option selected, the sub-menu is shown in the The appliance can be set at different message window as follows: temperatures to suit varying coffee drinking preferences. Five temperature levels are available for each drink option.
  • Page 15: Pre-Brewing Feature

    Programming Pre-brewing feature The sub-menu will appear in the message window. When the pre-brewing feature is on, the freshly ground coffee is moistened with a little hot water to allow the aroma and crema of the coffee to fully develop. When the pre-brewing feature is off, the hot water is forced through the coffee immediately.
  • Page 16: Pre-Grinding Feature

    Programming Pre-grinding feature The sub-menu will appear in the message window. The pre-grinding feature allows a new portion of beans to be ground after each coffee is dispensed, so there is always ground coffee ready. This saves time if coffee is dispensed frequently. To preserve aroma, the pre-grinding feature should be turned off when only preparing coffee occasionally.
  • Page 17: Hot Water Feature

    Programming Hot water feature The sub-menu will appear in the message window. When the feature "Programmed hot water" is turned on, the machine will dispense a precise, pre-programmed quantity of hot water when the hot water button d is pressed. When the feature is turned off, the machine will dispense hot water until the hot water button d is pressed again.
  • Page 18: Total Coffee Counter

    Programming Total coffee counter The number of coffees that have been dispensed will be displayed in the The feature "Total coffee" will display the message window. number of cups of coffee (espresso, coffee and long coffee) that have been dispensed to date. ^ Press ENTER to return to the main menu.
  • Page 19: Setting The Standby Timer

    Programming Setting the standby timer The sub-menu will appear in the message window. To help create a more energy efficient coffee system the machine can be set to power down after a programmed time period. The standby time can be set in 15 minute increments up to 3 hours.
  • Page 20: System Lock

    System lock The coffee system can be locked so Deactivating the system lock that it cannot be used by children or those not familiar with the operating instructions. Activating the system lock ^ Turn the program selector counterclockwise to the "Lock" position.
  • Page 21: Before Using The Coffee System

    Before using the coffee system The appliance must be correctly installed and connected before the first use. Please see the “Installation instructions.” Before using the coffee system, certain parts need to be cleaned and the water lines need to be flushed. ^ Hand wash with hot water and liquid dish soap or if removable place in the dishwasher:...
  • Page 22: Water Tank

    Water tank Filling the water tank The water tank must be washed and filled with fresh drinking water before each day of use. A reminder will appear in the message window when the unit is first turned on. ^ Open the lid and fill the container with cold drinking water to within about 1"...
  • Page 23: Coffee Bean Container

    Coffee bean container Filling the coffee bean container Only put pure espresso or coffee beans in the container. Anything else will damage the grinder, i.e. ground coffee, hot cocoa, instant coffee, or treated coffee beans (flavorings, caramel, or sugar). Do not remove the coffee bean container from the appliance unless it is completely empty, otherwise coffee beans will spill out.
  • Page 24: Setting The Serving Sizes

    Setting the serving sizes The flavor of the coffee depends on the Adjusting the coffee dispensers type of coffee, how finely the beans are The height of the coffee dispensers are ground and the quantity of water used. adjustable to suit different cup sizes. To ensure the machine uses exactly the amount of water to suit your taste and your cups, there is a choice of three...
  • Page 25: Coffee And Espresso

    Setting the serving sizes Coffee and espresso ^ Turn the program selector clockwise to the "On" position (with or without ^ Place a cup under the two coffee lighting). dispensers. The following will appear in the message window: Coffee is always dispensed simultaneously from both spouts.
  • Page 26: Hot Water

    Setting the serving sizes Hot water Once the water is hot, the following will appear in the message window: To program the volume of hot water dispensed, the hot water feature must be programmed "on". (See "Programming/Hot water feature"). ^ Turn the program selector clockwise to the "On"...
  • Page 27: Making Coffee

    Making coffee Pre-warming Pre-warming the system The pre-warm feature allows the system and the cups to be pre-warmed to fully develop the flavor and aroma of your coffee. Pre-warming cups ^ Place a cup or container under the two coffee dispensers. ^ Place the cup under the hot water ^ Press the rinse/pre-warm button e.
  • Page 28: Preparing Two Cups Simultaneously

    Making coffee Espresso or coffee Preparing two cups simultaneously ^ Place a cup under both coffee ^ Place a cup under each of the coffee dispensers. dispensers. ^ Press the desired coffee button once. ^ Press the desired coffee button twice The coffee will be prepared.
  • Page 29: Cappuccino

    Making coffee Cappuccino Cold, skim milk is best for creating froth. Ideally it should be prepared in a cold, stainless steel pitcher. ^ As soon as steam appears from the nozzle, shut the steam off by turning the steam selector clockwise, to the "o"...
  • Page 30 Making coffee ^ Turn the steam off by turning the steam selector clockwise to the "o" position. ^ Pull the pitcher away from the steam nozzle. Carefully pour the milk into the coffee and spoon some froth onto the surface. Once the steam nozzle has cooled it should be cleaned immediately, it is harder to clean once the milk has dried.
  • Page 31: Dispensing Hot Water

    Dispensing hot water Hot water ^ Place a cup under the hot water dispenser. ^ Press the hot water button d. Hot water will be dispensed. ^ Press the hot water button d again to stop the hot water flow. The machine will stop automatically if a volume has been programmed in for hot water and feature "Prog.
  • Page 32: Setting The Coffee Grinder

    Setting the coffee grinder Adjusting the coffee grinder To adjust the grinder setting To prevent machine damage, the slide control for the coffee grinder setting should be moved carefully and in small adjustments. – If the espresso flows too quickly into the cup, the beans have been ^ Push the upper slide control to the ground too coarsely.
  • Page 33: Setting The Quantity

    Setting the coffee grinder Setting the quantity To adjust the quantity setting: Both the flavor and crema of the coffee depend on the quantity of ground coffee used. The greater the quantity, the stronger the flavor will be. The quality of the crema is also affected by the quantity: ^ Push the lower slide control to the left –...
  • Page 34: Coffee System Care

    Coffee system care Daily care The components of the coffee system must be cleaned after each day of use At the end of each day, the coffee to prevent mold and bacteria growth. dispensers and the brew unit must be ^ The following components can either flushed clean.
  • Page 35: Exterior

    Coffee system care Exterior Interior ^ The exterior can be cleaned with hot The interior can be cleaned with hot water and liquid dish soap applied water and liquid dish soap. Wipe dry with a soft sponge. Do not use using a soft cloth.
  • Page 36: Drip Catch

    Coffee system care Drip catch ^ Take the drip catch out of the The drip catch has a red float that will rise when the catch is full. The catch appliance. Clean it by hand with should be cleaned when the float rises warm water and liquid dish soap or and at the end of each day to prevent place in the dishwasher.
  • Page 37: Waste Unit

    Coffee system care Waste unit Steam valve Clean the steam valve after every use, it becomes harder to clean once the milk has dried. ^ Lift the waste unit up and out. ^ Clean the waste unit by hand with hot water and liquid dish soap or place in ^ Loosen the upper screw, a, and pull the dishwasher.
  • Page 38: Brew Unit

    Coffee system care Brew unit ^ Dry the funnel to prevent ground coffee from sticking. Clean the brew unit by hand only. ^ After cleaning press "PRESS". The moving parts and the rubber gaskets cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher. Lubricate the brew unit with the enclosed silicon every 500 cups (see "Lubricating the brew unit").
  • Page 39: Rinsing Cycle: Degreasing The Brew Unit

    These cleaning tablets can be purchased from your Miele dealer or the Miele Technical Service Department. ^ Remove the waste unit. ^ Press ENTER. The display will read: A small amount of water will flow out of the coffee dispensers.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Brew Unit Filters

    Coffee system care Cleaning the brew unit filters ^ Wipe away any coffee residues from the steel filter in the funnel of the brew unit with a sponge. The chrome filter to the left of the funnel can be removed for thorough cleaning.
  • Page 41: Lubricating The Brew Unit

    Coffee system care Lubricating the brew unit ^ Remove the brew unit. ^ Clean and lubricate the bolt, a, and the joints, b. ^ Return the brew unit to the appliance. Check that the brew unit is in the basic position with the funnel slightly lifted and the socket in the vertical position (see illustration).
  • Page 42: Change The Gaskets

    Coffee system care Resetting the brew unit’s basic Change the gaskets position: ^ Press on the latch, a, and press the funnel down, b. ^ If a leak occurs change the gaskets. Three gaskets are enclosed with the machine. One gasket is located between the steam valve and the sleeve.
  • Page 43: Changing The Light Bulb

    Coffee system care Changing the light bulb ^ Open the appliance door. Before changing the light bulbs, disconnect the appliance from the power supply by either removing the fuse, unplugging it, or manually "tripping" the circuit breaker. When in use the halogen bulbs become extremely hot, and they can ^ Insert a small screw driver into the burn your hands.
  • Page 44: Descaling The Appliance

    Other agents may damage the machine and affect the taste of the coffee and hot water. The descaling tablets can be purchased from Miele. ^ Press ENTER. To prevent damage to the exterior of the machine wipe up any descaling...
  • Page 45 Descaling the appliance The message window will read: The coffee system will begin the automatic descaling. The display will read: Do not open the door during descaling and do not turn the program selector to "0ff". This will interrupt the descaling process. If the process is interrupted, add water to the reservoir, turn the program selector back to "Program mode"...
  • Page 46 Descaling the appliance When the water tank is empty, the display will read. ^ Turn the steam selector clockwise to the "o" position. ^ Turn the steam selector clockwise to position "o" and press ENTER. ^ If the program selector is on "Program mode", the display will read: ^ Press ENTER.
  • Page 47: Fault Messages

    . . . Light is off. press ENTER Watersystem There is a problem in the water lines. Call Miele Technical Service. fault Fill watertank The water tank is empty or missing or Empty water tank, rinse, fill with fresh the float in the water tank is stuck.
  • Page 48: Frequently Asked Questions

    . . . the grinding is There could be Immediately turn off the unit. louder that normal? pebbles among the Call the Miele Technical Service coffee beans. Department..there is a low The coffee bean Wait until the sound stops. Refill grinding noise? container is empty.
  • Page 49 Frequently asked questions What if... Possible fault . . . the espresso is The grinder is set to Select a finer setting. dispensed too too coarse of a quickly? setting..the espresso is – The grinder is set –...
  • Page 50 Frequently asked questions What if... Possible fault . . . no water runs out of The brew unit is clogged. Clean the brew unit filters. the dispensers? . . . there is no crema? Check if the grinder is set Adjust the coffee grinder to the coarsest or finest setting.
  • Page 51 Frequently asked questions What if the display shows the The display will read: alternating messages "RINSING CYCLE" and "SELECT PRODUCT READY FOR USE"? This is a reminder to run the rinse cycle before the next use. To clear the message a rinse cycle must be run.
  • Page 52: After Sales Service

    Miele’s Service department, Extended Service Contracts offered by other providers for Miele products will not be recognized by Miele. Our goal is to prevent unauthorized (and untrained) service personnel from working on your Miele products, possibly doing further damage to them, you and/or your home.
  • Page 53: Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions...
  • Page 54: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of packing material Disposal of an old appliance The cardboard box and packing Old appliances may contain materials materials protect the appliance during that can be recycled. Please contact shipping. They have been designed to your local recycling authority about the be biodegradable and recyclable.
  • Page 55: Electrical Connection

    If there is any question concerning the electrical connection of this appliance to your power supply, please consult a licensed electrician or call Miele’s Technical Service Department. 1-800-999-1360 1-800-565-6435 WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE...
  • Page 56: Installation

    Installation Installation options The coffee system is designed to be built into cabinetry.
  • Page 57 Installation A speciality display cabinet is also available from your dealer or Miele’s Technical Service Department as an installation option.
  • Page 58 Installation Make sure power is not supplied to the appliance while installation or maintenance work is performed. Disconnect the power supply to the work area by unplugging the unit, tripping the circuit breaker or removing the fuse. The coffee system must be installed into cabinetry before being used.
  • Page 59: Coffee Glossary

    Coffee glossary Arabica is a high quality coffee bean. It Cappuccino scuro is a "dark" is long and flat and with a groove cappuccino with more espresso and running around it. The caffeine content less hot milk. is between 0.8 and 1.3 %. It is strong Cappuccino senza schiuma is a and aromatic, but less bitter than the cappuccino without the froth.
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