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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 5903 WPS
en - AU, NZ
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. 07 647 500

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 5903 WPS en - AU, NZ 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 appliance material or machine The transport and protective packing Electrical and electronic appliances / has been selected from materials which machines often contain materials are environmentally friendly for disposal which, if handled or disposed of and can normally be recycled.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for the environment ......... . 2 Warning and Safety instructions .

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    The Miele Waterproof system ........

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    Contents Technical data ........... 59 Consumption data .

  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions This washing machine is not This washing machine conforms to intended for use by persons (including current safety requirements. children) with reduced physical, Inappropriate use can, however, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack lead to personal injury and damage of experience and knowledge, unless to property.

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    If the connection cable is faulty, it data on the data plate (voltage and must only be replaced by a Miele rated load) match the mains electricity approved service technician to protect supply. If in any doubt, consult a the user from danger.

  • Page 8: Correct Use

    Do not make any alterations to the washing machine, unless authorised to Flooding danger. do so by Miele. If hooking the drain hose into a wash basin, check that the water can drain off quickly enough to prevent the sink Correct use from overflowing.

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    If in thoroughly with lukewarm water imme- doubt, contact Miele or your Miele diately. If swallowed, seek medical Chartered Agent. assistance immediately and retain the Textiles which have been packaging or label for reference.

  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Display f Spin button See the next page for more For selecting the spin speed or No information. spin. The selected spin speed is illuminated in yellow. b PC / Optical interface g Programme selector This is used by service technicians to run diagnostic checks on your For selecting a wash programme...

  • Page 11: Display

    Operating the washing machine Display Programme duration The display shows: After the start of a programme, the estimated programme duration will – the programme duration (Time left appear in the display in hours and display) minutes. – the programme sequence When Delay start is being used, the –...

  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time 1. Welcome screen Before using the machine for the first time, ensure that it is correctly installed and connected. See "Installation and connection". This washing machine has completed a comprehensive functional test. A small quantity of water remains in the drum as a result.

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    Before using for the first time 2. Language settings display 4. Running your first programme You will be asked to select the Your machine is now ready for the first language you require for the display. It programme to be run. is possible to change the language at any time via the Settings menu.

  • Page 14: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent consumption – 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 15: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based The headings numbered A, B, C, . . . 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.

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    How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine. ^ Press the K button. Select programme C Load the drum ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely ^ Shut the door with a gentle swing. in the drum.

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    How to wash correctly E Selecting Extra options (if F Selecting Spin speed (if required) required) You can reduce the final spin speed. ^ Press the button for the programme ^ Press the Spin button until the you wish to run. The Extra option will required spin speed is highlighted in be illuminated.

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    How to wash correctly H 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.

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    How to wash correctly I Start the programme Check that all items have been ^ Press the Start button. removed from the drum. Left items might shrink in the next wash or If a delay start time has been set, this discolour other items.

  • Page 20: Programme Selection

    Programme selection Fibres/Textiles Colour Programme* Cottons, linens or cotton Cottons 95°C light mixed fabrics Cottons 60°C underwear, table and bed linen, towels etc. Cottons 40°C dark Cottons 30°C Synthetic fibres, mixed light Minimum iron 60°C fibres, rayon and easy care cottons trousers, blouses, skirts etc.

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    Programme selection Degree of soiling Extra options Lightly soiled without visible stains Possibly slight body odour. Short Normal to heavy soiling Items with visible stains – Normal to very heavy soiling Items with dried stains Soak Large amounts of dirt Items contain dust or sand Pre-wash...

  • Page 22: Extra Options

    Extra options Short Selectable Extra options: For light to nomal soiling with no visible staining. The duration of the main wash is reduced. Soak For heavily soiled and stained items Cottons with protein stains (e.g. blood, fats and oils, cocoa). Minimum iron –...

  • Page 23: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit rinse and interim spin and the final spin (No spin) Programme ^ Select the setting No spin via the Cottons 1400 Spin button. Minimum iron 1200 The water will drain away and the Delicates machine will go straight into the Darks and denim 1200...

  • Page 24: Delay Start

    Delay start Start delay start time Delay start allows you to delay the start of a programme from 15 minutes up to ^ Press the Start button. a maximum of 23 hours and 45 minutes. This allows you to make use of The selected time will count down in the night-time economy electricity rates, for display and the wash programme will...

  • Page 25: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 95°C, 60°C, 40°C, 30°C Max. load 7.5 kg Item Cottons, linens or cotton mixed fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.5 kg load and Short Extra option Minimum iron 60°C, 40°C, 30°C Max.

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    Programme chart Woollens / 30°C Max. load 2.0 kg Item Machine-washable or hand-washable wool or wool blend fabrics. If the care label does not specify a temperature, wash using the cold setting. Note Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily. Separate rinse/Starch Max.

  • Page 27: Garment Care Label Symbols

    Garment care label symbols Washing Drying The figure quoted in the tub is the The number of dots indicates the maximum temperature the garment drying temperature can be washed at. Normal temperature No bar under the symbol = Low temperature normal agitation Do not tumble dry One bar under the symbol =...

  • Page 28: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Darks and denim – Woollens / Separate – – – rinse/Starch Drain/Spin – – – – – See the next page for legend.

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    Programme sequence d = Low water level Special features in the programme sequences: ( = Medium water level Anti-crease: e = High water level The drum will continue to rotate for up a = Intensive rhythm to 30 minutes after the programme end b = Normal rhythm to avoid creasing.

  • Page 30: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Interrupting a programme ^ Switch the machine off with the K You can cancel a programme at any time after it has started. button. ^ Turn the programme selector to To continue with the same programme: Finish.

  • Page 31: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    Changing the programme sequence Adding or removing laundry after a programme has started ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Add or remove items. ^ Close the drum door. The programme will continue automatically. Please note: Once a programme has started, the machine cannot recognise any adjustment to the load.

  • Page 32: Detergent

    Detergent The correct detergent All modern detergents produced for automatic front loading washing machines are suitable. Refer to the manufacturer's label on the packaging to get information on the use and the dosage. Detergent Detergent Detergent Special Proofing Fabric detergent agent** softener universal...

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    (commonly provided by the detergent manufacturer) straight onto the laundry load or alternatively dispensed through the detergent dispenser drawer. For programmes with Pre-wash or Delay start (where applicable), an additional liquid detergent dispenser insert (Material number 6134691) is available from Miele.

  • Page 34: Water Softener

    Detergent Water softener The right amount to dispense will depend on the following: A water softener can be used to cut – The quantity of the laundry down on the use of detergents in hard water areas. Dispense according to the –...

  • Page 35: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, thoroughly starch clean the dispenser compartment, Fabric conditioners especially the siphon tube and make garments soft to handle and help fabric conditioner channel, regularly. prevent static cling when tumble See "Cleaning the detergent drying.

  • Page 36: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Extra cleaning Disconnect the machine from the Carry out a hot wash (70°C or above) mains electricity supply and with powder detergent approx. every 6 withdraw the plug from the socket weeks to help prevent deposits building before cleaning the machine.

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    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from ^ Use a bottle brush to remove compartment § and rinse under detergent residues and limescale warm running water. Clean the from the jets inside the detergent siphon tube in the same way.

  • Page 38: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care ^ First turn off the tap. Cleaning the filter in the water inlet ^ Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet The washing machine has a filter to hose to the tap. protect the water inlet valve. The accessible filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose should be checked every six months, or more...

  • Page 39: Problem Solving Guide

    What to do if . . . With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected without contacting Miele. Please note that a call-out charge will be applied for unnecessary service visits where the problem could have been rectified as described in these Operating instructions.

  • Page 40: Fault Messages In The Display

    – the tap is opened wide Open stopcock restricted. enough. – the inlet hose is kinked. Waterproof The water protection Call Miele activated system has reacted. Close stopcock Technical fault There is a fault. Start the programme again. Call the Service...

  • Page 41: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine shakes The machine feet are not Level the machine (see level. "Installation"). during the spin cycle. The laundry has not The machine detected an Include both large and been spun properly and imbalance during the final small items in the load as is still wet.

  • Page 42: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents do not – Use a general purpose contain bleaching detergent containing a does not give the required result. agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and –...

  • Page 43: 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 K button. connected to the electricity supply and/or is not switched on.

  • Page 44: 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 Blocked drain outlet event of a blocked drain outlet If the drain outlet is clogged, more and/or power failure water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres). ^ Switch the washing machine off. There is a filter flap opener behind the Caution: If laundry has been detergent drawer fascia panel.

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    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 activate the ball valve and prevent a loss of washing detergent, pour approx. 2 litres of water through the detergent dispenser drawer after cleaning the drain filter.

  • Page 46: After Sales Service

    – your Miele Chartered Agent or machine in future years. – Miele (see back cover for contact If, for example, new programmes are details). developed or new fabrics are introduced, a Miele service technician...

  • Page 47: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hoses with "Waterproof system" h Detergent dispenser drawer for cold water and hot water i Drum door connection j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and b Electrical connection emergency release c - f Flexible drain hose (with k Handle recesses for moving the detachable swivel elbow) machine...

  • Page 48: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid for holding when f Transport brackets for inlet and drain moving the machine hoses b Electrical connection g Transit bar covers h Transport brackets for inlet and drain c Inlet hoses with "Waterproof system" for cold water hose and restraining clips for transit bars...

  • Page 49: Installation Surface

    ^ To remove the left and right covers raised plinth, it has to be secured 1. Pull off the transit bar covers and against slippage during spinning using retaining clips (available from 2. use a screwdriver to prise out the Miele). covers.

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    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 51: 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 upper hooks are above the retainers.

  • Page 52: 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. Failure to level the machine can result in the machine "banging" in the spin cycle or "walking" across the floor during operation.

  • Page 53: Building Under A Continuous Worktop / In A Kitchen Run

    Installation and connection Building under a continuous Washer and Dryer stack worktop / in a kitchen run A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked – A special building under conversion with the washing machine. A stacking kit* is required. kit* is necessary and can be purchased The machine lid must be replaced by from Miele.

  • Page 54: The Miele Waterproof System

    Installation and connection The Miele Waterproof system 2) Electronic unit and washing machine housing The Miele Waterproof system protects all parts of the washing machine from – Sump water damage. Any leaking water is collected in a The system consists of three main sump in the base of the appliance.

  • Page 55: Connection To The Water Supply

    The protective sleeve of the hose Extension hose A 1.5 metre long (metal) extension hose is available from Miele as an optional extra. This hose is tested to withstand pressures of up to 14000 kPa and can be used as a flexible extension to the must not be damaged or kinked.

  • Page 56: Cold Water Connection (mains Water Supply)

    Installation and connection The washing machine is programmed Useful hints when connecting to the hot on cold water at the time of delivery. To and cold water supply. run the machine with hot water, it needs – The maximum temperature at the tap to be reprogrammed.

  • Page 57: Connection To The Drainage System

    1.8 m), a second duo-drain b Nut pump is available with the c Hose clip corresponding kit from Miele. d End of the hose Drain hose connection: ^ Fit adapter a to the sink drain outlet 1.

  • Page 58: Electrical Connection

    Installation and connection Electrical connection The washing machine is supplied with a mains cable with moulded plug for connection to a 230V mains supply. The voltage, rated load and plug rating are given on the data plate. Please ensure these match the household mains supply.

  • Page 59: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 615 mm Depth with door open 993 mm Height for building under 820 mm* Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 650 mm Weight 98 kg Capacity 7.5 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Rated load...

  • Page 60: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Consumption data for the nominated energy labelling programme according to AS/NZS 2040.1 & AS/NZS 2040.2 Standard Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Normal Cold Water Cottons 40°C 7.5 kg 0.56 2 h 24 min Notes for test institutes: –...

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    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Cottons 95°C 7.5 kg 2.20 2 h 19 min 60°C 7.5 kg 1.05 2 h 09 min 60°C 3.5 kg 0.64 40°C 7.5 kg 0.56 2 h 24 min 40°C 3.5 kg 0.45...

  • Page 62: Settings Menu

    Settings menu Changing values The programmable functions are Some settings have no options but the used to alter the machine's set value can be changed. electronics to suit changing Each press of the ~ button increases requirements. the set value. Once the maximum Programmable functions can be setting has been reached, the value altered at any time.

  • Page 63: Gentle Action

    Settings menu Gentle action Water plus Activating gentle action reduces the This programmable function is used drum action and is suitable for to select the water intake setting for washing slightly soiled items more the Water plus Extra option. gently. There are three different options: Gentle action can be activated for the Cottons and the Minimum iron...

  • Page 64: Suds Cooling

    Settings menu Suds cooling To activate the code Lock code When this is activated, additional water flows into the drum at the end Activate of the main wash to cool the suds down. Hot suds can damage plastic Continue drainage pipes. ^ Press the OK button.

  • Page 65: Buzzer

    Settings menu Buzzer The following will appear in the display: When the buzzer function has been Lock code activated. activated, an audible tone sounds at Entry OK the end of the programme. There are two volumes: Once the machine is switched off, it can only be used again if the code is entered.

  • Page 66: Keypad Tone

    Settings menu Keypad tone Display contrast An audible tone sounds each time a There are ten different display button is pressed. contrast settings. The machine is delivered with the The machine is delivered with the keypad tone switched off. display contrast on setting 5. A tick L will appear beside the option The bar chart shows you the setting.

  • Page 67: Standby Display

    Settings menu Standby display Memory To save energy, the display and the If an Extra option has been selected lights will go out and the indicator for a programme, or the light for the Start button will start recommended temperature or spin flashing slowly.

  • Page 68: Water Intake

    Settings menu Water intake You can choose between cold water and hot water intake. Cold (The machine is delivered with this option selected as standard) The washing machine will be operated with cold water. Hot + cold To save energy, warm water will be used during the main wash if a temperature of 40°C or higher is selected.

  • Page 69: Optional Accessories

    20°C, while protecting the colour of your delicate garments. All the products can also be ordered UltraWhite from Miele (see back cover for contact This multi-purpose powder detergent details). has excellent stain removal properties and is suitable for white and light coloured laundry as well as heavily soiled coloured items.

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    Sportswear The Miele sportswear detergent is designed to clean sportswear whilst taking care of the special microfibres used in these garments. It will help to neutralise and remove odours whilst protecting the colour of the fabric and preventing static build-up.

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