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Miele W 1611 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 1611
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. 07 110 280



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 1611 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. 07 110 280...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our 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 our environment ......... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............28 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • 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.
  • Page 7 If the connection cable is faulty it data on the data plate (voltage and must only be replaced by a Miele connected load) match the mains approved service technician to protect electricity supply. If in any doubt, the user from danger.
  • Page 8: Correct Use

    If in doubt contact the Miele Customer Ser- vice Department or your Miele Chartered Agent.
  • Page 9 Accessory parts may only be fitted damage to component parts and create when expressly approved by Miele. If toxic fumes. Such agents also pose a other parts are used, guarantee, fire and explosion hazard.
  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Display e Start/Stop button See the following pages for more For starting the programme selected information. and cancelling a programme once it has started. b Temperature button f Extra option buttons For selecting a temperature. Various Extra options can be added c Spin speed button to the washing programmes.
  • Page 11 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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.
  • Page 15 How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine D Select a programme C Load the drum ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 16 How to wash correctly F Select an extra option(s) Water plus The water level in the main wash and the rinses will be increased if the Water plus option is selected. However, you can select other settings for Water plus. These are described in "Programmable functions".
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly G 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 18 How to wash correctly H 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 discoloured themselves.
  • Page 19: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the e setting using the Spin Programme speed button. The laundry will not be Cottons 1100 spun and will remain suspended in Minimum iron 1100 the final rinse water. This reduces Delicates creasing if the laundry is not going to Woollens...
  • Page 20: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 30°C to 95°C Max. load 6.5 kg Fabric Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Note for test institutes: Short programme: 3.0 kg load and Short extra option Minimum iron 30°C to 60°C Max.
  • Page 21 Programme chart Automatic cold to 40°C Max. load 3.5 kg Fabric Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes. Sort according to colour. Note The wash parameters (e.g. water level, wash rhythm and spin speed) are adjusted automatically in this programme to ensure the best possible care and wash result for each item.
  • Page 22: Extra Options

    Extra options Selectable extra options Short Water plus Pre-wash Buzzer Cottons Minimum iron Delicates Woollens Express Automatic Shirts Denim Dark garments...
  • Page 23: 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 indicate the approx.
  • Page 24: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final spin level rhythm level spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens Express Automatic Shirts – Denim – Dark garments Spin – – – – – d = Low water level a= Intensive rhythm ( = Medium water level b= Normal rhythm...
  • Page 25 Programme sequence This machine has fully electronic Special features in the programme controls with automatic load sequences: recognition. It takes in the right amount Anti-crease: of water required for the programme depending on the amount of laundry For instructions how to activate and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 26: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Changing a programme You can cancel a programme at any After the start of a programme it is no time after it has started. longer possible to select a different programme. ^ Press the Start/Stop button. Temperature Cancel programme ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button...
  • Page 27: 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, the programme drum door. from being cancelled or the machine from being switched off during a ^ Add or remove items.
  • Page 28: Detergent

    For programmes with pre-wash or delay start facility (where applicable), an additional liquid detergent dispenser insert (Material number 6641240) is available from the Miele Spare Parts Department. All purpose Detergent for...
  • Page 29: Water Softeners

    Detergent Water softeners The right amount to dispense will depend on the following: A water softener can be used to cut down on the use of detergents in hard – The quantity of laundry. water areas. Dispense according to the –...
  • Page 30: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, clean the starch dispenser compartment, especially Fabric conditioners the siphon tube, regularly. See make garments soft to handle and help "Cleaning the detergent dispenser prevent static cling when tumble drawer". Do not use powder starch drying.
  • Page 31: 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.
  • Page 32: Cleaning The Siphon Tube And Conditioner Channel

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon tube and If starching frequently, thoroughly conditioner channel clean the siphon tube and fabric conditioner channel regularly. A build-up of starch will cause them to get clogged. Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing 1. Remove the siphon from compartment §...
  • Page 33: 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 34: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide What to do if . . . 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. You should, however, note the following: Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in accordance with current local and national safety...
  • Page 35: Fault Messages In The Display

    Problem solving guide Fault messages in the display Remedy A Problem Possible cause lights up in the – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and display and blocked or the drain pump. restricted. Drain fault – The maximum delivery flashes.
  • Page 36: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine feet are Level the machine (see The machine shakes during the spin cycle. not level. "Installation"). The laundry has not The machine detected Include both large and small been spun properly an imbalance during the items in the load as this will and is still wet.
  • Page 37: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the usually contain no detergent containing a required result. bleaching agents. bleaching agent. They do not remove –...
  • Page 38: 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 Insert the plug in the socket and switch on and/or The machine is not connected to the switch the machine on with the I-On/0-Off button. electricity supply and/or is not switched on.
  • Page 39: 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 facia panel.
  • Page 40: Opening Drum Door

    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. Opening the drum door Always make sure that the drum is stationary before reaching into the machine to remove laundry.
  • Page 41: After Sales Service

    The indicator light marked PC allows a contact: service technician to update your – your Miele Chartered Agent or machine in future years. – the Miele Service Department (see If, for example, new programmes are back cover for contact details).
  • Page 42: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hose (tested to withstand h Control panel pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) i Drum door b Electricity supply cable j Access to drain filter, drain pump c - f Flexible drain hose (with and emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the...
  • Page 43: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid for holding when e Transit bar covers moving the machine f Restraining clip for inlet hose and b Electricity supply cable drain hose c Inlet hose (tested to withstand g Restraining clips for transit bars pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) when removed d Drain hose...
  • Page 44: Installation Surface

    Installation and connection Installation surface Transporting the machine to its installation site A concrete floor is the most suitable installation surface for a washing To manoeuvre the machine out of its machine, being far less prone to packing case to its installation site, hold vibration during the spin cycle than it by the front feet as well as by the wooden floorboards or a carpeted...
  • Page 45 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 46: 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 holes b are fitted over retainers a.
  • Page 47: 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 operating.
  • Page 48: Washer-Dryer Stack

    However, you can push your machine under a worktop if there is space to do this. Washer-dryer stack A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked with the washing machine. A WTV stacking kit is necessary which can be purchased from your Chartered Agent or the Miele Spare Parts Department.
  • Page 49: 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 all parts of the washing drain pump switches in and pumps machine from water damage.
  • Page 50: Connection To The 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 7000 kPa.
  • Page 51: Connection To The Drainage System

    (up to a max. of 1.8 m) a second b Nut duo-drain pump is available with the c Hose clip corresponding kit from the Miele Spare Parts Department. d End of the hose ^ Fit adapter a to the sink drain outlet Drain hose connection: using nut b.
  • Page 52: 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 53: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Consumption data for AS/NZ 2040.2:2005 Standard Max. load Consumption data Energy Water Degree of soiling in kWh in litres Normal Cottons 40°C 6.5 kg 0.47 1 h 51 min Note for test institutes: Detergent must be dispensed via the detergent dispenser drawer. Consumption data can vary from the nominal values given depending on water pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and volume of load, fluctuations in the electricity supply and any extra options...
  • Page 54: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 85.1 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 63.4 cm Depth with door open 107.4 cm Weight 99 kg Maximum floor load 1,600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 6.5 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load see data plate Consumption data see "Consumption data"...
  • Page 55 Programmable functions for changing standard settings The programmable functions are used to alter the machine's electronics to suit changing requirements. Programmable functions can be altered at any time.
  • Page 56: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To access programmable functions To alter a programmable function You can see the different options The programmable functions are available for a programmable function accessed via the Start/Stop button by turning the programme selector. and the programme selector. The option which is currently set will Before you begin, first ensure that: have a tick L beside it.
  • Page 57: 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 58: 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 59: 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 60: Standby Display

    Programmable functions Standby display Memory To save energy, the display goes out If an extra option has been selected after 10 minutes and the indicator for a programme, or the light for the Start/Stop button will start recommended temperature or spin flashing slowly.
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