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Miele WS 5427 MC 13 Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions
for Washer-extractor
WS 5427 MC 13
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine
to avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the machine.
05 545 621



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  • Page 1 Operating and installation instructions for Washer-extractor WS 5427 MC 13 It is essential to read these operating instructions before installing or using the machine to avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine. M.-Nr. 05 545 621...
  • Page 2: Table Of 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 After Sales Service ..........39 Installation View from rear .
  • Page 5: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Repairs should only be un- manufacturer to be machine-washable dertaken by a Miele approved on the wash-care label. engineer. Any other applications may be danger- Ensure current is not supplied to the ous.
  • Page 6 Faulty components must only be hypochlorite. These agents can have a replaced by genuine Miele original corrosive effect on stainless steel. Ag- spare parts. Only when these parts are gressive vapours containing chlorine fitted can the safety standards of the bleach can also be corrosive.
  • Page 7 If in doubt contact the Miele Customer Ser- Disposal of your old machine vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer. Before discarding an old machine Textiles which have been unplug it.
  • Page 8: 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 which – Always wash with the maximum laun- are environmentally friendly for disposal dry load specified for each and can normally be recycled.
  • Page 9: Guide To The Machine

    Guide to the machine Front view This washer-extractor is particularly suitable for use in guest houses, hair dressing salons, nursing and residential homes etc., where considerable amounts of soiled laundry are handled. The drain valve version of the machine (AV) has a sluice programme with ther- mal disinfection for use in healthcare establishments.
  • Page 10: Control Panel

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

    Guide to the machine Multi function display a Display b Indicator lights for – Temperature %°C After a programme has started the actual suds temperature is displayed in 5°C steps until the temperature set for the main wash is reached. The Temperature %°C indicator lights –...
  • Page 12: 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 ac- cordance with national and local safety regulations. Check that the transit fitting at the rear of the machine has been re- moved.
  • Page 13: How To Wash Correctly

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

    How to wash correctly B Open the drum door. To start the programme C Load the drum. G Turn the programme selector to the required programme Unfold the laundry and load loosely in (See "Programme chart"). the drum. To achieve best results it is H Select additional option if required.
  • Page 15: Coin-Box / Time Counter

    How to wash correctly J Press the h Start button. Coin-box / time counter I If your machine is fitted with a The programme starts. 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 K Turn the programme selector to r End. L Close the stopcocks. M Press the a door button. N Remove the laundry. Only remove laundry from the ma- chine once the drum has stopped turning.
  • Page 17: To Change A Programme

    How to wash correctly To change a programme To omit a programme stage Programmes A, B, C, D, E can be ^ Turn the programme selector to r End. changed at any time as long as the programme sequence allows for this. As soon as the programme sequence ^ Turn the programme selector to the light for the stage at which the...
  • Page 18: Textile Care Symbols

    Textile care symbols Washing Handwash Cottons 95°C Do not wash apf Dry clean Cottons 60°C Cottons 40°C Do not dry clean Minimum iron 95°C Suitable for chlorine bleaching Not suitable for chlorine Minimum iron 60°C Minimum iron 40°C bleaching 41 Delicates/Synthetics Machine washable Tumble dry Woollens...
  • Page 19: 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 de- tergents. Water hardness Use dispensing aids, e.g.
  • Page 20: Adding Detergent

    Detergent Adding detergent Water softeners A water softener can be used to cut down on the use of detergents in water hardness ranges II - IV. Dispense ac- cording to the amount specified on the packaging. First add detergent and then the water softener.
  • Page 21: Fabric Conditioners, Texturisers And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners, texturisers The conditioner or liquid starch is auto- matically dispensed in the last rinse. At and liquid starch the end of the programme a small Fabric conditioners make garments soft amount of water remains in compart- and fluffy to handle and help prevent ment p.
  • Page 22: Programmes Programme Chart

    Programmes Programme chart Programme Fabric type Temperature max. Cottons Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed 95°C - 40°C 1250 linen, table linen, towelling, jeans, T-shirts, underwear, nappies. Minimum iron Textiles made with synthetic, mixed 95°C - 40°C fibres, or minimum iron cottons, e.g. shirts, blouses, workwear, table linen Delicates / Syn- Textiles made with acrylics, acetate...
  • Page 23 Programmes max. load Additional Notes opitons 6 kg – With pre-wash For heavily soiled laundry press the "With – Starch pre-wash " button. For dark coloured fabrics – No final spin use a liquid detergent. 3 kg – With pre-wash For heavily soiled laundry press the "With –...
  • Page 24: Programme Sequence

    Programmes Programme sequence Delicates / Synthetics The programme sequences outlined below are based on the basic Main wash programme with a full load. Additional Water level: high options which can be selected have not Rinses been taken into account. Water level: high The programme sequence indicator No.
  • Page 25: Additional Programmable Functions

    It is possible to have additional pro- grammable functions and / or programme 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 Extra cleaning Disconnect the machine from the If you wash mainly with low tempera- mains electricity supply and with- tures it is a good idea to carry out a hot draw the plug from the socket prior wash approx.
  • 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, re- ^ Turn the impeller by hand to check move 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 (buttons, ^ Clean the inside of fluff filter housing.
  • Page 29: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer Remove detergent residues regularly. ^ Clean the detergent dispenser com- partments and the fabric conditioner compartment with warm water. ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer until a resistance is felt. Press down the red release catch and at the same time pull the drawer right out of the machine.
  • Page 30: Cleaning The Filters In The Water Inlet

    If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose tested to withstand a pressure of at least 70 bar. Miele original hoses are tested to this standard. ^ Carefuly unscrew the knurled cou-...
  • 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).
  • Page 32: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the appli- ance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without 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 ade- quate there may be a technical fault. In this case, call the Miele Ser- vice Dept. The q indicator The drainage sys- Check whether light is flashing.
  • Page 34 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy Despite adequate The filters in the water Clean the filters (see "Cleaning water supply pres- inlet hoses may be and care" - "Cleaning the filters sure the machine clogged. in the water inlet"). takes a long time to fill.
  • Page 35 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy There are white The detergent con- – Try and brush off the residues residues which tained compounds with a soft brush once the laun- look like powder (zeolites) to aid water dry is dry. detergent on dark softening which are not –...
  • Page 36 Problem solving guide Fault Possible cause Remedy The "No final spin" w button The laundry is ei- ther not spun at was pushed in. all or not spun The machine was not able to Always make up mixed loads satisfactorily. distribute the laundry load consisting of large and small evenly.
  • 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. Reaching into a moving drum is ex- tremely 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. ^ Open the access panel to the drain- Reaching into a moving drum is ex- age system and drain off any water tremely dangerous and could cause (see "Cleaning and Care"...
  • Page 39: After Sales Service

    After Sales Service In the event of any faults which you cannot 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 View from rear a Cable entry for extra equipment b Inlet hose (cold water) c Inlet hose (hot water) d Transit fitting (remove before com- missioning) e Supply power cable Drain pump or drain valve (as or- dered) f Drain hose (for drain pump) g Drain hose (for drain valve) h Height adjustable feet...
  • Page 41: Installation Surface

    Installation Installation surface If possible, install the machine in a cor- 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 us-...
  • Page 42: Removing The Transit Fitting

    Installation Removing the transit fitting C Withdraw the two bars together with the support plate. A Turn the left-hand transit bar 90°. D Plug the holes with the plastic caps B 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 to- Levelling the machine gether with counter nut 2 by turning it The machine must stand perfectly level anti-clockwise, and unscrew to the on all four feet to ensure safe and required height. proper operation.
  • Page 44: Installation On A Raised Plinth

    Installation Installation on a raised plinth...
  • Page 45: Washer And Dryer Stack

    When installing on a suspended machine off (e.g. Timer switches). floor, use the appropriate fixing kit (plugs and screws). All items marked * are available to order from your Miele Dealer or from the Miele Professional Sales Dept.
  • Page 46: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation Electrical connection U.K. Connection of single and three 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 amp fuse rating U.K.) tional and local safety regulations.
  • Page 47: Electrical Connection Ireland

    Installation Electrical connection Ireland All electrical work must be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person, in strict accordance with na- tional and local safety regulations. This washer-extractor is supplied as standard for connection to 230 V 50 Hz single phase supply, and is not convert- ible.
  • Page 48: Plumbing

    This machine is approved for all UK ap- at least 70 bar. This also applies to all plications as suitable for category 5. fittings used. Miele original parts are Product is listed in the WRAS regula- tested to this standard.
  • 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 exceed 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 Height 85 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 71.5 cm Depth with door open 107 cm Weight 114 kg max. floor load 2778 Newton (278 kg) Capacity 6 kg dry laundry Connected load see data plate Rated load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate Water flow pressure min.
  • Page 52 Alteration rights reserved/000/0902 M.-Nr. 05 545 621...