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Miele W 1945 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 1945
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. 07 789 580



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 1945 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. 07 789 580...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old machine material Electrical and electronic machines often contain materials which, if The transport and protective packing handled or disposed of incorrectly, has been selected from materials which could be potentially hazardous to are environmentally friendly for disposal human health and to the environment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment ......... 2 Warning and Safety instructions .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............33 The correct detergent .
  • Page 5 The Miele water protection system ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other usage is not supported by to property. the manufacturer and could be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable To avoid the risk of accidents and for damage resulting from incorrect or damage to the washing machine,...
  • 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

    A special descaling agent is available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on
  • 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 f Start/Stop button See the following page for more For starting the programme selected information. and cancelling a programme once it has started. b Delay start button (<)* g Extra option buttons For delaying the start time of a programme.
  • Page 11 Operating the washing machine Second function of the Delay Programme duration start (<), Temperature (OK) and Spin After the start of a programme, the speed (ö) buttons estimated programme duration will appear in the display in hours and minutes. When delay start is being used, the programme duration will appear after the delay start time has elapsed.
  • Page 12: Programme Packages

    Spin machine. speed button to alter the spin speed. These programme packages have to ^ Press the Start/Stop button to start be downloaded by a Miele service the programme. engineer. On machines without additional To select these new...
  • Page 13: 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 14: 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 15: Eco Feedback

    Washing environmentally and economically Eco feedback The probable consumption levels will then be displayed by a bar chart. The Eco feedback button is used for calling up information about the eeefff eeffff Energy Water machine's energy and water If there are more tall bars ( ) than short consumption.
  • Page 16: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions If you use a solvent-based clean- The headings numbered A, B, C, . . . ing agent (e.g. one containing ben- show the operating sequence and can zene) to pre-treat a stain, make sure be used as brief instructions.
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly B Switch on the washing machine C Load the drum ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely into the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly D Select a programme E Select a temperature / spin speed Using the programme selector: The suggested temperature and/or spin speed can be changed. 1:49 60° 1400 ^ Press the Temperature button to alter the temperature and press the Spin speed button to alter the spin speed.
  • Page 19: Extra Quiet

    How to wash correctly F Select an extra option(s) Pre-wash The Pre-wash button is used for activating the pre-wash as well as for selecting a soak duration of one or two hours. Press the button: Once = Pre-wash Twice = Pre-wash + 1 hour soak 3 times = Pre-wash + 2 hour soak...
  • Page 20 How to wash correctly G Select Delay start (if required) The start of a programme can be delayed from 30 minutes up to 24 hours, allowing you to make use of night-time economy electricity rates, for example. See "Delay start" for more information. H Add detergent It is important to dispense the correct amount, because...
  • Page 21 How to wash correctly I Start the programme Check that all items have been ^ Press the flashing Start/Stop button. removed from the drum. Items left in If a delay start time has been selected, the drum could discolour other items then this will count down in the display.
  • Page 22: Spinning

    Spinning Final spin speed To omit the final spin (Rinse hold) ^ Select the Rinse hold (e) setting Programme using the Spin speed button. The Cottons 1400 laundry will not be spun and will Minimum iron 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse water.
  • Page 23: Delay Start

    Delay start Delay start allows you to choose when Altering delay start you want the programme to start. The You can change the delay start time at start of a programme can be delayed any time by pressing the Delay start from 30 minutes up to a maximum of 24 button.
  • Page 24: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Please refer to the separate booklet for information on programmes available as additional programme packages. Cottons 9ö8E76* cold to 95°C Max. load 7.0 kg Use for Cotton, linen and mixed fibre 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...
  • Page 25 Programme chart Express 20 76* cold to 40°C Max. load 3.5 kg Use for Cotton and minimum iron garments that have hardly been worn or are only very lightly soiled. Note The Short extra option will be activated automatically. Intensive plus cold to 95°C Max.
  • Page 26 Programme chart Dark garments / Denim cold to 60°C Max. load 3.0 kg Use for Black and dark garments made from cotton, mixed fibre or denim. Notes – Wash inside out. – Denim often contains excess dye and may run during the first few washes.
  • Page 27: Extra Options

    Extra options The following extra options can be selected in addition to the programme: Cottons Minimum iron Delicates Woollens / Express 20 Intensive plus Separate rinse/Starch Shirts Dark garments / Denim Automatic plus Spin = This extra option is activated automatically as part of the programme but can be deselected.
  • Page 28: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin 1)2) Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens / Express 20 1)2) Intensive plus Separate rinse/ – – – Starch Shirts – Dark garments / –...
  • Page 29 Programme sequence d = Low water level Special features in the programme sequences: ( = Medium water level Anti-crease: e = High water level At the end of the programme, the drum a = Intensive rhythm continues to turn at intervals for up to b = Normal rhythm 30 minutes to help prevent creasing.
  • Page 30: 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 indicates the approx.
  • Page 31: Changing The Programme Sequence

    Changing the programme sequence Cancelling a programme Changing a programme You can cancel a programme at any Programme time after it has started. After the start of a programme it is no ^ Press the Start/Stop button. longer possible to select a different programme.
  • Page 32: 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 and programmes drum door. from being cancelled during a wash programme.
  • Page 33: Detergent

    Do not use biological detergents on silk as the enzymes may damage the silk! Instructions for use and recommended dosage amounts are given on the detergent packaging. See "Optional accessories" at the end of this booklet for details of Miele branded care products including detergents and fabric conditioner.
  • Page 34 Liquid detergent For programmes with a pre-wash you will need to purchase a special container from the Miele Spare Parts Department which sits in the main wash compartment j. Add liquid detergent to this container for the main wash and...
  • Page 35: Water Softener

    No visible dirt or stains. Possibly softener. slight body odour. Miele branded water softening tablets Normally soiled are available from the Miele Spare Parts Visibly dirty and/or just a few slight Department or via the internet on stains. Heavily soiled...
  • Page 36: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, thoroughly starch clean the dispenser compartment, Starch especially the siphon tube and Stiffens and gives body to items of fabric conditioner channel, regularly. laundry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed See "Cleaning the detergent linen.
  • Page 37: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care A range of Miele branded cleaning and Do not use solvents, abrasive conditioning agents is available to cleaners, glass cleaners or order from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet at all-purpose cleaning agents.
  • Page 38 Cleaning and care Cleaning the siphon and conditioner If starching frequently, thoroughly channel clean the siphon, the siphon tube and the fabric conditioner channel regularly. A build-up of starch will cause them to get clogged. Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing 1.
  • Page 39: Cleaning The Filter In The Water Inlet

    Cleaning and care ^ First turn off the stopcock. 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 stopcock. 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 40: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide 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. Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 41: The Following Fault Messages Appear In The Display And The Programme Stops

    Problem solving guide The following fault messages appear in the display and the programme stops Remedy A Fault message Possible cause Drain – The water outlet is – Clean the drain filter and fault blocked or restricted. the drain pump. –...
  • Page 42: The Following Fault Messages Appear In The Display At The End Of The Programme

    Problem solving guide The following fault messages appear in the display at the end of the programme Fault message Possible cause Remedy Heating fault The washing machine Start the programme again. cannot heat. If the fault message appears again, contact the Service Department.
  • Page 43: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine shakes The machine feet are Level the machine (see during the spin cycle. not level. "Installation and connection"). The laundry has not The machine detected Include both large and been spun properly and an imbalance during small items in the load as...
  • Page 44: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergent Liquid detergents usually – Use a general purpose does not give the contain no bleaching detergent containing a required result. agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and –...
  • Page 45: 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 switch the machine on with the _ button. connected to the electricity supply and/or is not switched on.
  • Page 46: 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 blocked, up to and/or power failure 25 litres of water will be retained in the machine. ^ Switch the washing machine off. There is a lever behind the detergent Caution: if laundry has been drawer fascia panel.
  • Page 47 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 48: After Sales Service

    Miele service – your Miele Dealer or technicians during servicing work for testing purposes and for updating the – Miele (see back cover for contact machine's programme data. details). When contacting your Dealer or Miele, Appliance guarantee...
  • Page 49: 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 Four height adjustable feet...
  • Page 50: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid for holding when e Transport clip for inlet and drain moving the machine hoses b Electricity supply cable f Safety cap for transit bars c Inlet hose (tested to withstand g Transport clip for inlet and drain pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) hoses and for storing transit bars when not in use.
  • Page 51: Installation Surface

    (available from the 2. then use a screwdriver to release the Miele Spare Parts Dept). Otherwise catch at the top. there is the danger of the machine moving about and falling off the...
  • Page 52 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 53: 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 top catch is located above the holder.
  • Page 54: 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. Incorrect installation may increase electricity and water consumption and may cause the machine to move about. Screwing out and adjusting the feet The four adjustable screw feet are used to level the machine.
  • Page 55: Building Under A Worktop

    Installation and connection Building under a worktop Washer-dryer stack A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked The machine lid must not be with the washing machine. A WTV removed. stacking kit is necessary which can be purchased from your Dealer, the Miele...
  • Page 56: 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 the washing machine from drain pump switches in and pumps water damage.
  • Page 57: Connection To The Water Supply

    The washing machine is not suitable for connection to a hot 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...
  • Page 58: Connection To The Drainage System

    If required, the drain hose can be extended to a length of 5 m. The necessary parts can purchased from the Miele Spare Parts Department or a Adapter your Miele dealer. b Nut * For a delivery head of more than 1 m (up to a max.
  • Page 59: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection Electrical connection U.K. Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 All electrical work should be carried out The fuse cover must be refitted when by a suitably qualified and competent changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover person, in strict accordance with is lost, the plug must not be used until a current national and local safety suitable replacement is obtained.
  • Page 60: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Short Normal Cottons 95°C 7.0 kg 2.20 2 h 19 min 60°C 7.0 kg 1.05 2 h 09 min 60°C 3.5 kg 0.64 1 h 12 min 40°C 7.0 kg 0.77 2 h 09 min...
  • Page 61: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 656 mm Depth with door open 1092 mm Height for building under 850 mm Width for building under 600 mm Weight 99 kg Capacity 7 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Connected load See data plate Fuse rating...
  • Page 62: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To access programmable functions To alter a programmable function ^ You can see the different options Before you begin, first ensure that: available for a programmable – The washing machine is switched on. function by pressing the Spin –...
  • Page 63: Total Usage

    Programmable functions Total usage Gentle action This gives the sum total of all energy Activating gentle action reduces the and water consumption. drum action and is suitable for washing slightly soiled items more Energy gently. It should be activated for garments with a single bar under the This gives the sum total of all energy care label and for articles which feel...
  • Page 64: Code

    Programmable functions Code A code can be used to lock the electronics on the washing machine ^ Press the Temperature (OK) 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 After switching the washing machine washing machine on.
  • Page 65: Temperature Unit

    Programmable functions Temperature unit Keypad tone You can chose for the temperature to An audible tone sounds each time a be displayed in button is pressed. °C/Celsius or °F/Fahrenheit. The machine is delivered with the The machine is delivered with keypad tone deactivated.
  • Page 66: Standby Display

    Programmable functions Standby display Memory To save energy, the display goes out The washing machine will store the and the indicator light for the Start/ most recently selected settings Stop button will start flashing slowly. (programme, temperature, spin speed and any extra options) in The display will always go out, memory once the programme has started.
  • Page 67: Optional Accessories

    Miele specialist detergents designed to suit the fabric being washed. Miele have also developed a "Outdoor wear" range of specialist CareCollection This specialist detergent will clean your detergents and conditioning products water-repellent outerwear with care.
  • Page 68 Fabric conditioner This liquid detergent is particularly suitable for cleaning coloured and dark The Miele fabric conditioner will give your laundry a fresh, natural fragrance. garments. The special formulation offers effective stain removal, even at It makes garments soft to handle and...
  • Page 72 Alteration rights reserved/1210/W 1945 M.-Nr. 07 789 580 / 00...