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Miele WS 5426 MC 13 Operating And Installation

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Operating and installation instructions
for Washer-extractor
WS 5426 MC 13
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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. 05 438 190



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions for Washer-extractor WS 5426 MC 13 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. 05 438 190...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Warning and safety instructions........5 Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing material .
  • Page 3 Contents Detergent ............19 Adding detergent .
  • Page 4 Contents Installation View from rear ........... . 40 Installation surface .
  • Page 5: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Repairs should only be Any other applications may be dan- undertaken by a Miele approved gerous. The manufacturer is not liable engineer. for damage resulting from improper Ensure current is not supplied to the ap- use or operation.
  • Page 6 Faulty components must only be Turn off the stopcock if the ma- replaced by genuine Miele original chine is to be left for any length of spare parts. Only when these parts are time (e.g. holiday), especially if there is...
  • Page 7: 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 8: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Economy tips material To help you wash most economically, remember the following tips: The transport and protective packing has been selected from materials – Always wash with the maximum which are environmentally friendly for laundry load specified for each pro- disposal and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 9: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine Guide to the machine Front view This washer-extractor is particularly suit- able for use in communal laundry rooms, laundrettes etc., where consid- erable amounts of soiled laundry are handled. 1 Machine lid 2 Detergent dispenser 3 Control panel 4 Drum door 5 Access panel for fluff filter, drain pump and emergency door release...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    Guide to the machine Control panel Door button Programme sequence indicator lights Opens the drum door and releases any additional option buttons which On / Start have been pushed in. Pre-wash Main wash Rinse Additional option buttons Rinse With Pre-wash n/m Rinse / Starch Can be selected with programmes Drain...
  • Page 11: Multi Function Display

    Guide to the machine Multi function display Display Indicator lights for & – Temperature °C After a programme has started the ac- tual suds temperature is displayed in 5°C steps until the temperature set for the main wash is reached. &...
  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Before using for the first time Important: the machine must be cor- rectly installed and connected to the electricity and water supplies in accordance with national and local safety regulations. Check that the transit fitting at the rear of the machine has been removed.
  • Page 13: How To Wash Correctly Brief Instructions

    How to wash correctly How to wash correctly Dark textiles often contain excess dye Brief instructions and should be washed separately sev- For brief instructions follows steps eral times before being included in a ,...). mixed load. Delicate textiles should be washed sep- Before washing arately in a delicates programme (use a washing bag where appropriate).
  • Page 14: To Start The Programme

    How to wash correctly Open the drum door. To start the programme Turn the programme selector to Load the drum. the required programme Unfold the laundry and load loosely in (See “Programmes” - “Overview”). the drum. To achieve best results it is advisable to make up mixed loads con- Select additional option if sisting of both large and small items.
  • Page 15: Coin-Box / Time Counter

    How to wash correctly Press the h Start button. Coin-box / time counter The programme starts. If your machine is fitted with a Coin-box / time counter: Insert coins / tokens. Press the h Start button. Failing to follow these instructions will result in coins or tokens being “swallowed”.
  • Page 16: After Washing

    How to wash correctly After washing Turn the programme selector to r End. § Close the stopcocks. Press the door button. Remove the laundry. Only remove laundry from the ma- chine once the drum has stopped turning. Reaching into a moving drum is extremely dangerous and could result in injury.
  • Page 17: To Change A Programme

    How to wash correctly To change a programme To omit a programme stage Programmes can be Turn the programme selector to changed at any time as long as the pro- r End. gramme sequence allows for this. As soon as the programme sequence Turn the programme selector to the light for the stage at which the pro- required programme.
  • Page 18: Textile Care Symbols

    Textile care symbols Textile care symbols Handwash Washing Do not wash Cottons 95°C Dry clean Cottons 60°C Do not dry clean Cottons 40°C Suitable for chlorine bleaching Minimum iron 95°C Not suitable for chlorine bleaching Minimum iron 60°C Minimum iron 40°C Delicates / Synthetics 30°C Tumble dry At normal temperature...
  • Page 19: Detergent

    Detergent Detergent All modern detergents produced for See “Problem solving guide” for advice automatic washing machines are suit- on how to deal with textiles heavily able, including liquid, compact (con- soiled with oil or grease. centrated), and special application detergents. Water hardness Use dispensing aids, e.g.
  • Page 20: Adding Detergent

    Detergent then the water softener. Dispense the Adding detergent detergent as required for soft water. Washing with several components If you wash using several components (e.g. special application detergents), dispense the agents into compartment j: in the following order 1. Detergent 2.
  • Page 21: Fabric Conditioners, Texturisers And Liquid Starch

    Detergent The conditioner or liquid starch is auto- Fabric conditioners, tex- matically dispensed in the last rinse. At turisers and liquid starch the end of the programme a small Fabric conditioners make garments amount of water remains in compart- soft and fluffy to handle and help pre- ment vent static cling when tumble drying.
  • Page 22: Programmes

    Programmes Programmes Programme chart Programme Fabric type Temperature max. Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table 95°C to 40°C 1200 Cottons linen, towelling, jeans, T-shirts, underwear, nappies. Minimum iron Textiles made with synthetic, mixed fibres, or 95°C to 40°C minimum iron cottons, e.g.
  • Page 23 Programmes max. load Additional Notes opitons 6 kg – With pre-wash For heavily soiled laundry press the “With pre-wash “ – Starch button. For dark coloured fabrics use a liquid detergent. – No final spin 3 kg – With pre-wash For heavily soiled laundry press the “With pre-wash “...
  • Page 24: Programme Sequence

    Programmes Programme sequence Woollens Main wash The programme sequences outlined Water level: low below are based on the basic pro- Rinses gramme with a full load. Additional op- Water level: low tions which can be selected have not No. of rinses: 2 been taken into account.
  • Page 25: F Sluice (Depending On Model)

    It is possible to have additional pro- grammable functions and / or pro- gramme sequence changes carried out by a Miele Service Dealer or Ser- vice Engineer. Any changes to the standard machine version must be noted on a card left with the machine as a record for any subsequent servicing work.
  • Page 26: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning and care Disconnect the machine from the mains electricity supply and with- draw the plug from the socket prior to cleaning the machine. Cleaning the machine Clean the casing with a mild non-ab- rasive detergent or soap and water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 27: Cleaning The Drainage System

    Cleaning and care Place a suitable container (2 litres) Cleaning the drainage system underneath the drain fixture. Check the fluff filter, initially after 3 – 4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. Under normal conditions approx. 2 litres of water will drain out of the ma- chine when the fluff filter is removed.
  • Page 28 Cleaning and care Once the flow of water ceases, Turn the impeller by hand to check remove the fluff filter completely and that it is free to rotate. clean it. Any foreign object causing an ob- struction must be removed. Remove any foreign objects (but- tons, coins etc.) and fluff.
  • Page 29: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispen- Remove detergent residues regularly. Lift up the lid on the detergent dis- penser. Remove the siphons from the two front compartments and rinse under warm running water. Then clean the tubes that they sit over using warm water.
  • Page 30: Cleaning The Filters In The Water Inlet

    If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose tested to withstand a pressure of To clean the filter in the inlet hose: at least 70 bar. Miele original hoses are Turn off the stopcock. tested to this standard. Carefuly unscrew the knurled coup- ling connecting the inlet hose to the stopcock.
  • Page 31: To Clean The Filter In The Water Inlet Valve

    Cleaning and care To clean the filter in the water inlet valve: Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve, and unscrew. Using pointed pliers withdraw the plastic filter by the bar (see illustra- tion). Clean the plastic filter. Put back in the reverse order.
  • Page 32: 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 machines should only be carried out by a suitably qualified engineer in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 33 If little or no water is taken in during the next programme, the water pressure may be too low. If it is adequate there may be a technical fault. In this case, call the Miele Service Dept. The drainage Check whether indicator system is blocked.
  • Page 34 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy The filters in the water – Clean the filters (see Despite adequate inlet hoses may be “Cleaning and care" – water supply press- clogged. "Cleaning the filters in the ure the machine water inlet”). takes a long time to fill.
  • Page 35 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy The detergent – Try and brush off the residues There are white contained compounds with a soft brush once the residues which (zeolites) to aid water laundry is dry. look like powder softening which are not –...
  • Page 36 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy The “No final spin ” button The laundry is was pushed in. either not spun at all or not spun The machine was not able to Always make up mixed distribute the laundry load loads consisting of large and satisfactorily.
  • Page 37: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in the event of a power failure Drain pump version: Turn the programme selector to r End. Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry. Reach- ing into a moving drum is extremely dangerous and could cause injury.
  • Page 38 Problem solving guide Drain valve version: Always make sure that the drum is Turn the programme selector stationary before reaching into the to r End. machine to remove laundry. Reach- ing into a moving drum is extremely Open the access panel to the drain- dangerous and could cause injury.
  • Page 39: After Sales Service

    After Sales Service In the event of any faults which you can- 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 40: Installation

    Installation Installation View from rear 1 Cable entry for extra equipment 2 Inlet hose (cold water) 3 Inlet hose (hot water) 4 Transit fitting (remove before commissioning) 5 Supply power cable Drain pump or drain valve (as ordered) 6 Drain hose (for drain pump) 7 Drain hose (for drain valve) 8 Height adjustable feet...
  • Page 41: Installation Surface

    Installation If possible, install the machine in a cor- Installation surface ner, as this is usually the most stable A concrete floor is the most suitable part of the floor. surface for a washing machine, being far less prone to vibration during the If the machine is installed on a spin cycle than wooden floorboards or raised plinth, it must be secured...
  • Page 42: Removing The Transit Fitting

    Installation Removing the transit fitting Withdraw the two bars together with the support plate. Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°. Plug the holes with the plastic caps Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°. supplied. The machine must not be moved with- out the transit fitting in place.
  • Page 43: Levelling The Machine

    Installation Using a screwdriver loosen foot 1 Levelling the machine together with counter nut 2 by turn- The machine must stand perfectly level ing it anti-clockwise, and unscrew to on all four feet to ensure safe and the required height. proper operation.
  • Page 44: Installation On A Raised Plinth

    Installation Installation on a raised plinth...
  • Page 45: Coin Mechanism / Time Counter

    All items marked * are available to can be purchased from Miele, (en- order from your Miele Dealer or from sure there is secure connection to the Miele Professional Sales Dept. the floor).
  • Page 46: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation Electrical connection U.K. Connection of single and two phase machines: All electrical work must be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent 230 – 240 V / 1 N / 50 Hz person, in strict accordance with na- (30 A fuse rating U.K.) tional and local safety regulations.
  • Page 47: Electrical Connection Wse 5426

    Installation Electrical connection Electrical connection Ireland WSE 5426 All electrical work must be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent All electrical work must be carried out person, in strict accordance with na- by a suitably qualified and competent tional and local safety regulations.
  • Page 48: Plumbing

    If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose tested to withstand pressure of at least 70 bar. This also applies to all fittings used. Miele original parts fulfil this condition.
  • Page 49: Connection To Hot Water Supply

    Installation Connection to hot water supply To keep electricity consumption costs down this machine can be connected to a (ring) piped hot water supply. The maximum temperature must not ex- ceed 70°C. It is not economical to run it from an in- dividual hot water supply if it is not in continuous use, as the water in the sup- ply pipes cools down and more energy...
  • Page 50: Connection To Drainage

    – Directly into a floor drain (gully). The drain hose can be extended to 5 metres. The accessories required can be pur- chased from the Miele Spare Parts Dept. For draining the water away with a de- livery head over 1 metre (and up to a max.
  • Page 51: Technical Data

    Technical data Technical data Height 85 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 71.5 cm Depth with door open 107 cm Weight 114 kg max. floor load 2714 Newton (272 kg) Capacity 6 kg dry laundry Connected load see data plate Rated load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate...
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