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Miele W 1914 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 1914
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. 09 492 700



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 1914 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. 09 492 700...
  • 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 Detergent ............32 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation of the washing machine. The washing machine can only be used by people with reduced...
  • Page 7 Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children Children 8 years and older may use, clean or maintain the washing machine without supervision only if they have been shown how to do so in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the machine unless they are constantly supervised.
  • Page 8 Extension leads do not guarantee the required safety of the machine (e.g. danger of overheating). Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can the safety...
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for which Miele cannot accept liability. Repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele approved service technician. If the connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced by a Miele approved service technician to protect the user from danger.
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions Correct use Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures below freezing may occur. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the electronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point. Before using the washing machine for the first time, check that the transit bars at the rear of the machine have been removed (see section on "Installation and connection").
  • Page 11 A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on Textiles which have been pre-treated in solvent based cleaning agents must be thoroughly rinsed in clean water before being washed in the machine.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Accessories Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by Miele. If other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability claims will be invalidated. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-...
  • Page 13: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel Display Start/Stop button See the following page for more For starting the programme selected information. and cancelling a programme once it has started. Temperature button For selecting a temperature. Extra option buttons Various extra options can be added Spin speed button to the washing programmes.
  • Page 14 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 15: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Setting the language Before using the machine for the first You will be asked to select the time ensure that it is correctly language you require for the display. It installed and connected. See is possible to change the language at "Installation and connection".
  • Page 16: 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 17: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based The headings numbered , . . . cleaning agent (e.g. one containing show the operating sequence and can benzene) to pre-treat a stain, make be used as brief instructions. sure that any plastic parts (e.g.
  • Page 18 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 into the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 19: Extra Quiet

    How to wash correctly Select an extra option(s) Pre-wash The Pre-wash button is used for activating the Pre-wash option on its own as well as a Pre-wash with an additonal soak time of one or two hours. Press the button: x 1 = Pre-wash x 2 = Pre-wash + 1 h soak x 3 = Pre-wash + 2 h soak...
  • Page 20 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 21 How to wash correctly 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 programme has started.
  • Page 22: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the Rinse hold ( ) setting Programme using the Spin speed button. The Cottons 1400 laundry will not be spun and will Minimum iron 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse Delicates water.
  • Page 23: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons cold to 90°C Max. load 7.0 kg Use for Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. The 60°/40°C programmes differ from the r/s programmes Note as follows: – Shorter programme duration –...
  • Page 24 Programme chart Delicates cold to 60°C Max. load 2.5 kg Use for Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre, rayon and easy care cotton. Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. Notes – Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with pre- wash advisable.
  • Page 25 Programme chart Dark garments / Denim cold to 60°C Max. load 3.0 kg Use for Black and dark garments made from cotton, mixed fibre or denim. Notes – Wash inside out. – Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first few washes.
  • Page 26: Extras

    Extras The following extra options can be selected in addition to the programme: Cottons Minimum iron Delicates Woollens Express 20 Automatic plus Dark garments / Denim Intensive plus Spin Separate rinse/Starch = The extra option is activated automatically as part of the programme but can be deselected.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin 1)2) Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens Express 20 Automatic plus Dark garments / – Denim 1)2) Intensive plus Spin – – – –...
  • Page 29 Programme sequence = Low water level Special features in the programme sequences: = Medium water level Anti-crease: = High water level At the end of the programme, the drum = Intensive rhythm continues to turn at intervals for up to = Normal rhythm 30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
  • Page 30: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Making changes to a programme You can cancel a programme at any time after it has started. After the start of a programme it is no longer possible to select a different ^ Press the Start/Stop button. programme.
  • Page 31: 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 and programmes drum door. from being cancelled during a wash programme.
  • Page 32: Detergent

    Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes may damage the silk! Instructions for use and recommended dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging. See "Optional accessories" at the end of this booklet for details of Miele branded care products including detergents and fabric conditioner. Universal...
  • Page 33 Liquid 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 . Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and...
  • Page 34: Water Softener

    Heavily soiled Visible dirt and stains and/or dried on Miele branded water softening tablets soiling. are available from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on – The water hardness level. Check with your local water supplier...
  • Page 35: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, thoroughly starch clean the dispenser compartment, Starch especially the siphon tube and Stiffens and gives body to items of fabric conditioner channel, regularly. laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed See "Cleaning the detergent linen.
  • Page 36: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care A range of Miele branded cleaning and Do not use solvents, abrasive conditioning agents is available to cleaners, glass cleaners or all- order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet at purpose cleaning agents.
  • Page 37 Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon and conditioner If starching frequently, thoroughly channel clean the siphon, the siphon tube and the fabric conditioner channel regularly. A build-up of starch will cause them to get clogged. Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing 1.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: The Following Fault Messages Appear In The Display And The Programme Stops

    Problem solving guide The following fault messages appear in the display and the programme stops Fault message Possible cause Remedy Drain – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and fault blocked or restricted. the drain pump. – The drain hose has –...
  • Page 41: The Following Fault Messages Appear In The Display At The End Of The Programme

    Problem solving guide The following fault messages appear in the display at the end of the programme Fault message Possible cause Remedy Heating fault The washing machine Start the programme again. cannot heat. If the fault message appears again, contact the Service Department.
  • Page 42: 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 and connection"). 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 43: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents usually – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the contain no bleaching detergent containing a required result. agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and –...
  • Page 44: 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 switch the machine on with the _ button. connected to the electricity supply and/or is not switched on.
  • Page 45: 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 Caution: if laundry has been event of a blocked drain outlet washed at a high temperature, water and/or power failure draining out of the machine will still ^ Switch the washing machine off. be hot.
  • Page 46 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. To avoid loss of detergent, pour approx. 2 litres of water into the detergent dispenser drawer after cleaning the drain filter.
  • Page 47: 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, Guarantee...
  • Page 48: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view Inlet hose (tested to withstand Control panel 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) Four height adjustable feet Detergent dispenser drawer...
  • Page 49: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view Protruding lid for holding when Transport clip for inlet and drain moving the machine hoses Electricity supply cable Safety cap for transit bars Inlet hose (tested to withstand Transport clip for inlet and drain pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) hoses and for storing transit bars when not in use.
  • Page 50: Installation Surface

    (available from the 2. then use a screwdriver to release the Miele Spare Parts Dept). Otherwise catch at the top. there is the danger of the machine moving about and falling off the...
  • Page 51 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 52: 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 the top catch is located above the holder.
  • Page 53: 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 54: Building Under A Worktop

    Installation and connection Building under a worktop Washer-dryer stack A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked The machine lid must not be with the washing machine. A WTV removed. stacking kit is necessary which can be purchased from your Dealer, the Miele...
  • Page 55: 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 56: Connection To The Water Supply

    The washing machine is not suitable for connection to a hot 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 57: 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 your Miele dealer. Adapter * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.
  • Page 58: 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 59: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration Residual moisture in kWh in litres Cottons 90°C 7.0 kg 2.20 2 h 29 min 60°C 7.0 kg 1.33 1 h 59 min 60°C 3.5 kg 1.00 1 h 59 min 7.0 kg 0.82 2 h 59 min 3.5 kg...
  • Page 60: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 656 mm Depth with door open 1092 mm Height for building under 850 mm Width for building under 600 mm Weight 99 kg Capacity 7 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Connected load See data plate Fuse rating...
  • Page 61: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To select a programmable function The programmable functions are Turn the programme selector until used to alter the machine's the programmable function you electronics to suit changing require appears in the display. requirements. Programmable functions can be Press the Start/Stop button to confirm altered at any time.
  • Page 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 65: 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.
  • Page 66: 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 67 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 68 Alteration rights reserved/4212/W 1914 M.-Nr. 09 492 700 / 00...