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Miele CVA 6401 Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
Built-in coffee machine
CVA 6401 (C)
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. 09 549 660



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions Built-in coffee machine CVA 6401 (C) 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.
  • Page 2: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old machine material Electrical and electronic machines often contain valuable materials. They The packaging is designed to protect also contain materials which, if handled the appliance from damage during or disposed of incorrectly, could be transportation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for the environment ......... . 2 Guide to the machine .
  • Page 4 Contents Setting the portion size ..........33 Setting the portion size when making a drink .
  • Page 5 Contents Cleaning and care ..........47 Quick guide .
  • Page 6: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine Exterior view a On/Off sensor b Controls and display c Handle d Hot water spout e Drip tray cover f Height-adjustable central spout with lighting g Milk flask and lid...
  • Page 7 Guide to the machine Interior view h Ground coffee chute cover i Brew unit j Ground coffee chute k Slide control to select fineness of ground coffee l Coffee bean container m Water container with inlet device n Drip tray with grid o Waste container p Drip catcher q Central spout connector...
  • Page 8: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine Display and controls a On/Off sensor For switching the coffee machine on and off b Drinks sensors For dispensing . Espresso / Coffee H Cappuccino k Latte macchiato c Further programmes Other drinks such as Long coffee, Caffè latte, hot milk, milk froth and hot water Maintenance menu d Display...
  • Page 9: Accessories

    – Central spout connector cap – Angled connector for milk pipework Replacement part These products and other useful accessories can be ordered via the internet, from Miele (see back cover for contact details) or from your Miele dealer.
  • Page 10: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important information on installation, safety, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these instructions. Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users are familiar with the content.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children The spouts present a danger of burning or scalding. Children's skin is very sensitive and reacts to hot temperatures. Do not allow them to touch hot components of the coffee machine or to place any part of their body under the spouts. Install the coffee machine where it is out of the reach of children.
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Technical safety Installation and repairs may only be carried out by a Miele authorised service technician. Installation, repairs and other work by unqualified persons can cause considerable danger to users. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
  • Page 13 Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated. Miele can only guarantee the safety of the machine when original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts.
  • Page 14 Only use genuine original Miele accessories with this machine. Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.
  • Page 15 Do not put liquids containing sugar in the coffee machine. Only add ground coffee or the Miele cleaning tablets for degreasing the brew unit to the ground coffee chute. Do not use milk with additives. Sugar additives will stick to the milk pipework and damage the machine.
  • Page 16 – Descale the coffee machine regularly using the appropriate number of Miele descaling tablets for the water hardness level in your area. Descale the machine more frequently in areas with very hard water. Miele cannot be held liable for damage arising from insufficient descaling.
  • Page 17: Using For The First Time

    The setting is now saved. – Language – Date – Time – Display (Time of day display) ^ Touch the On/Off sensor The welcome message "Miele - Willkommen" will appear in the display briefly.
  • Page 18: Water Hardness

    Using for the first time Water hardness Display You can choose from the following The water hardness level indicates how options: much calcium is dissolved in the water. The higher the calcium content, the – On: the display will always show the harder the water, and the harder the date and time (even when the water, the more often the coffee...
  • Page 19 Using for the first time Checking the water hardness level You can use the test strip supplied to check the water hardness level, or your local water supplier will be able to advise you on the hardness of the water in your area.
  • Page 20: Operation

    You are in the drinks menu when the display shows: Touch the OK sensor to confirm your selection. Miele Exiting a menu or cancelling an action Select drink Touch to exit the current menu.
  • Page 21: Filling The Water Container

    Filling the water container Bacteria can cause infection. It is important to empty and fill the container with fresh tap water every day to avoid the risk of bacteria building up. Only use fresh, cold tap water. Hot or warm water or other liquids could damage the coffee machine.
  • Page 22: Filling The Coffee Bean Container

    Filling the coffee bean container If you want to use freshly ground coffee beans for each cup of espresso or coffee, fill the coffee bean container with roasted coffee beans. Alternatively, you can make coffee or espresso with ready ground coffee (see "Making coffee or espresso using ready ground coffee").
  • Page 23: Switching The Coffee Machine On And Off

    Switching the coffee machine on and off Switching on Switching off ^ Touch the On/Off sensor When the machine is switched on it heats up and rinses out the pipework. If coffee has been dispensed, the This cleans and heats the pipework in coffee machine will rinse the coffee preparation for making coffee.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Central Spout To The Correct Cup Height

    Adjusting the central spout to the correct cup height You can adjust the central spout to suit the height of the cup you are using so that the coffee or espresso will not cool down too quickly and the crema will have a better consistency.
  • Page 25: Making Drinks

    Making drinks Espresso, Coffee or Long Making two portions coffee You can dispense two portions of espresso or coffee at once into one cup or into two separate cups simultaneously. To dispense two cups of coffee or espresso at the same time: ^ Place a cup under the central spout.
  • Page 26: Cancelling Preparation

    Making drinks Cancelling preparation You can interrupt the process at any time, by Drink preparation can be cancelled ^ touching the OK sensor or while "Stop" is showing in the display. ^ Touch the OK sensor. You can use the "Coffee pot" function twice in succession.
  • Page 27 Making drinks Adding ready ground coffee "Use ground coffee?" will appear in the display. Use the coffee spoon supplied. Making espresso and coffee using Do not add more than one level ready ground coffee spoon of ground coffee to the coffee chute.
  • Page 28: Drinks With Milk

    Making drinks Drinks with milk You can use milk to make different coffee specialities, hot milk or milk froth. The following can be made: Cappuccino: consists of two thirds milk froth and a third espresso. Latte macchiato: consists of a third hot milk, milk froth and espresso.
  • Page 29: Making Drinks With Milk

    Making drinks Making drinks using a profile Making drinks with milk ^ Place a suitable container If you have set the machine up for a underneath the central spout. specific user profile you can select this before you make a drink. ^ Touch the sensor for the drink you ^ Touch .
  • Page 30: Coffee The Way You Like It

    Coffee the way you like it To set the coffee machine for the type To avoid damaging the grinder: of coffee you are using, you can change the amount of coffee, set the brewing temperature or switch on the Only ever adjust the grinder by one "Pre-brewing option in the "Parameters"...
  • Page 31: Displaying And Altering The Parameters For A Drink

    Coffee the way you like it Displaying and altering the ^ Touch the arrow sensors until "Amount of coffee" is highlighted. parameters for a drink Touch the OK sensor. ^ Touch ,. ^ Touch the arrow sensors to alter the The , sensor will now light up.
  • Page 32: Pre-Brewing The Coffee

    Coffee the way you like it ^ Touch the arrow sensors until "Brew temperature" is highlighted. Touch the OK sensor. The brew temperature setting which is currently selected will have a tick beside it. ^ Touch the arrow sensors until the temperature you want is highlighted.
  • Page 33: Setting The Portion Size

    Setting the portion size Setting the portion size when The flavour of the coffee produced depends on the type of coffee, how making a drink finely the beans are ground and the quantity of water used. Setting the portion size for You can programme the amount of Espresso ., Coffee / and Long water used for espresso, coffee or hot...
  • Page 34 Setting the portion size Setting the portion size for Setting the portion size for Caffè Cappuccino and Latte macchiato latte, hot milk and milk froth ^ Place a suitable container ^ Place a suitable container underneath the central spout. underneath the central spout. ^ Touch H or k until "Portion size"...
  • Page 35: Calling Up Portion Sizes From The Menu "Parameter

    Setting the portion size Calling up portion sizes from Setting the portion sizes for the menu "Parameter" , different profiles ^ Touch ,. You can set the portion sizes for the individual drinks in each profile ^ Touch the arrow sensors until the ^ Touch .
  • Page 36: Setting Up Profiles

    You can now create a profile. appear in the display. If you have already created a profile in ^ Repeat the process until the name addition to the standard Miele profile, required appears in the top line of the you have the following options: display.
  • Page 37: Selecting A Profile

    This selection is only possible if you have already created a profile in have already created a profile in addition to the standard Miele profile. addition to the standard Miele profile. ^ Touch the arrow until "Select profile" ^ Touch the arrow sensors until "Delete is highlighted.
  • Page 38: Changing A Profile

    – Manually: The currently selected profile will remain active until you select another profile. – After each use: The machine will change back to the Miele standard profile automatically after a drink is dispensed. – When switched on: Each time the...
  • Page 39: Settings

    Settings Changing and saving settings You can use the "Settings" menu to customise the coffee machine to suit ^ Touch your requirements. ^ Select the setting you want with the arrow sensors and touch the OK Calling up the "Settings" menu sensor.
  • Page 40: Possible Setting Options

    Settings Possible setting options The factory setting for the option is shown in bold. Option Available settings Language Deutsch, English and other languages Country Time Display Off / On / Night dimming Clock format 12 h / 24 h Date Timer Timer 1 switch on at / switch off after (1:00) / switch off at...
  • Page 41 Settings Option Available settings Showroom programme Demo mode (On/ Off) Factory default Do not reset Reset...
  • Page 42: Language

    Settings Language Setting the time You can select the language (and Use the arrow sensors to set the hours country variant of that language) for all and minutes. the display text. Date Tip: If you select the wrong language by mistake, follow the flag symbol F to Use the arrow sensors to set the year, find the Language option again.
  • Page 43 Settings Selecting a timer Switch off after The options are: The "Switch off after" timer function is only available in Timer 1. – Timer 1: Switch on at, Switch off at, Switch off If none of the sensors have been after touched or a drink has not been made, –...
  • Page 44: Eco Mode

    Settings Lighting Activating and deactivating the timer If the timer is activated for "Switch on You have the following options: at", the symbol and the desired – You can set the brightness when the switching-on time appear in the display machine is switched on.
  • Page 45: Info (Display Information)

    Settings Info (Display information) Display brightness In the "Info" option, the number of Alter the Display brightness using the portions prepared for each individual arrow sensors. drink can be displayed. Setting the volume You can also see whether more than 50 portions can be dispensed before the You can alter the volume of the buzzer machine needs to be descaled ("No.
  • Page 46: Demo Mode (Showroom Programme)

    Settings Demo mode (Showroom programme) Do not activate this setting for domestic use! The coffee machine can be demonstrated in the showroom or at exhibitions using the "Showroom programme" In this mode the machine lights up but drinks cannot be made or actions taken.
  • Page 47: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Quick guide Clean the coffee machine every day to prevent a build-up of bacteria. Recommended frequency What do I have to clean / maintain? Every day the milk flask and lid (at the end of the day) the water container the waste container the drip tray and the drip tray cover...
  • Page 48 Cleaning and care Danger of burning. All surfaces are susceptible to Allow the coffee machine to cool scratching. Scratches on glass down before cleaning. Please be surfaces could even cause a aware that the water in the drip tray breakage. will be very hot.
  • Page 49: Rinsing The Coffee Machine

    Cleaning and care Rinsing the coffee machine Milk pipework When a coffee drink has been All parts of the milk system need to dispensed, the coffee machine rinses be cleaned thoroughly and regularly itself before switching off to remove any remaining coffee residue.
  • Page 50 When the number of days reaches 0, coffee machine. It is available to order "Clean milk pipework" will appear in the from Miele (see back page for contact display. You cannot make drinks with details), your Miele dealer or via the milk until cleaning has been carried out.
  • Page 51: Milk Flask And Lid

    Cleaning and care Milk flask and lid It is important to keep the neck and flange of the flask clean (whilst filling it and carrying it). If the flask is dirty it could cause a fault with the machine. ^ Clean the glass milk flask in the dishwasher or by hand using hot water and a little washing-up liquid.
  • Page 52: Central Spout

    Cleaning and care Central spout Clean the stainless steel cover of the central spout by hand only using hot water and a little washing-up liquid. All other parts are dishwasher safe. ^ Hold the magnets at the side and pull forwards to release the unit.
  • Page 53: Conditioning The Milk Valve

    Cleaning and care Conditioning the milk valve The milk valve should be cleaned once a week to ensure good quality milk froth. ^ Touch ^ Touch the Y arrow until "Maintenance" is highlighted. Touch the OK sensor. ^ Touch the arrow sensors until "Condition milk valve"...
  • Page 54: Water Container

    Cleaning and care Water container Waste container Change the water every day to prevent After a certain period of time a reminder a build-up of bacteria. to empty the waste container will appear in the display. The waste Make sure that the valve, the container must be cleaned when this underside of the water container and message appears.
  • Page 55: Drip Tray

    Cleaning and care Drip tray Make sure that the metal contact discs on the drip tray are cleaned Clean the drip tray every day to and dried properly. The discs will not prevent unpleasant odours and be able to detect that the drip tray is mildew.
  • Page 56: Coffee Bean Container

    Cleaning and care Coffee bean container Central spout connector ^ Take the coffee bean container out of The part which connects the brew unit the machine and then push the lid and the central spout is located on the back to remove it. inside of the machine door.
  • Page 57: Interior And Machine Front

    Cleaning and care Interior and machine front Brew unit ^ First take out all removable parts and Clean the brew unit by hand only then clean the interior and the using hot water. Do not use machine front with a mild solution of washing-up liquid or any other hot water and washing-up liquid.
  • Page 58: Degreasing The Brew Unit

    These have been specially formulated for use in this coffee machine and are available to order from Miele (see back ^ Wipe any remaining coffee off the page for contact details), your Miele filters. One filter is located in the...
  • Page 59: Machine Front

    Cleaning and care ^ Switch the machine on with the ^ Follow the instructions given in the On/Off sensor display. ^ Touch When "Prog. finished" appears in the display: ^ Touch the Y arrow until ^ touch the OK sensor. "Maintenance"...
  • Page 60: Descaling

    The following message will appear this coffee machine and are available to in the display: "No. of uses until order from Miele (see back page for appliance needs descaling: 50". The contact details), your Miele dealer or remaining number of drinks that can be via the internet at
  • Page 61: Descaling When Not Prompted By A Message

    Descaling ^ Touch the OK sensor. The coffee machine has now been descaled and can be used for making drinks again. When descaling the machine, wipe up any spillages or splashes of descaling agent immediately. These would damage the surface. After descaling the machine, carefully rinse the water container and the drip ^ Fill the water container up to the mark...
  • Page 62: Problem Solving Guide

    (see back cover for contact details). Messages in the display ^ Follow the instructions to remedy the problem. ^ If after this, the fault message appears in the display again, contact Miele. Message Possible cause and remedy Fault 1 to 4 There is a fault inside the machine.
  • Page 63 Problem solving guide Message Possible cause and remedy ^ The brew unit cannot move into the correct position or it is Fault 73 dirty and the ground coffee cannot be processed. "Check the brew ^ Try to remove the brew unit (see "Cleaning and care – Brew unit"...
  • Page 64 Problem solving guide Message Possible cause and remedy "Too much There is too much ready ground coffee in the ground coffee ground coffee" chute. If more than one level spoon of ground coffee is added to the coffee chute, the brew unit cannot process the coffee. The ground coffee will be directed into the waste container and a fault message will appear in the display.
  • Page 65 The main fuse has tripped due to a problem with the coffee machine, the electricity supply or another appliance. ^ Switch off at the wall socket and unplug it. ^ Contact a qualified electrician or Miele. The coffee The switching off time programmed using the timer has been machine switches reached.
  • Page 66 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause and remedy The coffee The system lock is activated. machine does not ^ Deactivate the system lock (see "Settings - System lock"). switch itself on, although the The day of the week has not been selected. "Switch on at"...
  • Page 67 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause and remedy There is no milk or The milk pipework or the air intake tube is blocked. milk froth being ^ Follow the instructions in "Cleaning blockages from the dispensed from milk pipework". the central spout. "Fill and insert milk The lid of the milk flask could be dirty preventing the sensors flask", appears in...
  • Page 68 ^ Fill the container with fresh beans. There could be stones in amongst the coffee beans. ^ Switch the coffee machine off immediately. Contact Miele. Espresso or coffee The coffee is too coarsely ground. flows into the cup ^ Set the grinder on a finer setting (see "Grinder setting").
  • Page 69 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause and remedy The crema on the The grinder setting is not correct. coffee or espresso ^ Set the grinder on a finer or coarser setting (see "Grinder is not as it should setting"). The brewing temperature is too high for this type of coffee. ^ Set a lower brewing temperature (see "Brewing temperature").
  • Page 70: Cleaning Blockages From The Milk Pipework

    Cleaning blockages from the milk pipework Step 1: Cleaning the milk If you notice that the quality of the milk froth is not satisfactory, this could be pipework in the lid of the milk caused by a blockage in the air intake flask tube.
  • Page 71 Cleaning blockages from the milk pipework To reassemble the lid:. ^ First insert the seal in the lid. Then fit the milk intake tube into the seal. Make sure that you do not fit the slanted end of the milk intake tube into the seal.
  • Page 72 Cleaning blockages from the milk pipework Step 4: Conditioning the milk valve ^ Touch ^ Touch the Y arrow until "Maintenance" is highlighted. Touch the OK sensor. ^ Touch the arrow sensors until "Condition milk valve" is highlighted. Touch the OK sensor. The milk valve will move into the ^ Push the tubes back onto the angled maintenance position.
  • Page 73: After Sales / Guarantee

    In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, or if the appliance is under guarantee, please contact: – your Miele Dealer – Miele (see back cover for contact details). Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded for training purposes (UK only).
  • Page 74: Saving Energy

    Saving energy Changing the following settings from their factory default will increase the energy consumption of the coffee machine: – Eco mode – Lighting – Time of day display – Timer When altering these settings, the message "This setting increases energy consumption"...
  • Page 75: Electrical Connection U.k., Za, Irl

    Electrical connection U.K., ZA, IRL All electrical work should be carried out Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 by a suitably qualified and competent The fuse cover must be refitted when person only, in strict accordance with changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover current national and local safety is lost, the plug must not be used until a regulations (BS 7671 in the UK).
  • Page 76: Installation

    Building-in and combination options The machine is designed for installation in a tall unit. It can also be combined with other Miele built-in appliances. If the coffee machine is to be built in above another appliance, there must be a full-width, closed shelf between them (except when it is combined with a suitable Miele built-in plate or food warming drawer).
  • Page 77: Ventilation

    Before installation make sure that with a sealing strip you should fit a there is no power supply to the Miele sealing strip to the machine machine. This also applies should it before installing it. This is fitted from ever need to be taken out of its the back of the machine.
  • Page 78 Installation ^ Open the front of the machine and Tip: It is useful to have somewhere at the height of the niche to place the partially tighten the side socket machine on. This makes electrical screws. connection easier. ^ Carefully turn lower socket screws to centre the machine in the niche.
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Hinges

    Installation Adjusting the hinges If the machine front becomes difficult to open or close after installation you can adjust the hinges to realign it: ^ Turn screw a to align the front of the machine so that it is flush with the front of the housing unit.
  • Page 80 Alteration rights reserved / 2713 M.-Nr. 09 549 660 / 01 CVA 6401 (C)