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Miele W 5740 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 5740
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. 09 210 070



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 5740 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. 09 210 070...
  • 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 ............29 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

    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.
  • Page 9 A lukewarm water immediately. If special descaling agent is available to swallowed, seek medical assistance order from the Miele Spare Parts immediately and retain the packaging Department or via the internet on or label for reference. Those with skin
  • Page 10: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a Extra option buttons f Start/Stop button Various extra options can be added For starting the programme selected to the washing programmes. and cancelling a programme once it has started. b Display g Programme selector See the following page for more information.
  • 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 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 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 into the drum. Mixing both large and small items gives better wash results and also helps distribute the load evenly during spinning.
  • Page 16: 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 option on its own as well as a Pre-wash with an additonal soak time of one or two hours. Press the button: x 1 = Pre-wash x 2 = Pre-wash + 1 h soak x 3 = Pre-wash + 2 h soak...
  • 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: Start The Programme

    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 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 Delicates water.
  • Page 20: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons 9876* cold to 90°C Max. load 7.0 kg Use for Cotton, linen or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Note The 60°/40°C programmes differ from the Eco /Eco programmes as follows: – Shorter programme duration –...
  • Page 21 Programme chart Delicates 4321ac* cold to 60°C Max. load 2.5 kg Use for Delicate garments made from synthetic fibre, mixed fibre, rayon and easy care cotton. Curtains, including net curtains, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. Note – Dust in curtains usually makes using a programme with pre-wash advisable.
  • Page 22 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 23: Extras

    Extras The following extra options can be selected in addition to the programme: Cottons Minimum iron Delicates Woollens / Proofing Express 20 Automatic plus Dark garments / Denim Shirts Intensive plus Spin Separate rinse/Starch = The extra option is activated automatically as part of the programme = The extra option is activated automatically as part of the programme and cannot be deselected...
  • Page 24: 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 / Proofing – – – Express 20 Automatic plus Dark garments / – Denim Shirts – 1)2) Intensive plus Spin...
  • Page 25 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 26: 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 27: 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 It is possible to select a different...
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 30 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 31: 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 32: 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 the make garments soft to handle and help fabric conditioner channel, regularly. prevent static cling when tumble See "Cleaning the detergent drying.
  • Page 33: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care A range of Miele branded Do not use solvents, abrasive CareCollection products are avaialble cleaners, glass cleaners or to order from Miele. See "Optional accessories". multi-purpose cleaning agents. These might damage plastic surfaces and other components Cleaning the drum (Hygiene...
  • Page 34 Cleaning and care ^ Clean the siphon. Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing 1. Remove the siphon from compartment § and rinse under ^ Use a bottle brush to remove warm running water. Clean the detergent residues and limescale siphon tube in the same way. from the jets inside the detergent dispenser drawer housing.
  • Page 35: 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 36: 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 37: 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 38 Problem solving guide The following fault messages appear in the display at the end of the programme Fault message Possible cause Remedy Chk detergent Excessive foam has built Use less detergent next time up during washing. and follow the manufacturer's instructions on dosage given on the packaging.
  • Page 39: General Problems

    Problem solving guide General problems Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine feet are not Level the machine (see The machine shakes during the spin cycle. level. "Installation and connection"). The laundry has not been The machine detected an Include both large and spun properly and is still imbalance during the final small items in the load as...
  • Page 40: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents usually – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the contain no bleaching detergent containing a required result. agents. They do not bleaching agent. remove fruit, coffee and –...
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43 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 avoid loss of detergent, pour approx. 2 litres of water into the detergent dispenser drawer after cleaning the drain filter.
  • Page 44: 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, Guarantee...
  • Page 45: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hose (tested to withstand h Detergent dispenser drawer 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 46: 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 47: Installation Surface

    1. Pull on the attached stopper, retaining clips (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). Otherwise 2. then use a screwdriver to release the there is the danger of the machine catch at the top.
  • Page 48 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: Building Under A Continuous Worktop/In A Kitchen Run

    Installation and connection Washer and Dryer stack The fitting of building-under kits* A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked and stacking kits* must only be with the washing machine. A "WTV" undertaken by qualified and stacking kit* is necessary. competent persons, in accordance...
  • Page 52: 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 53: 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 54: 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 55: 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 56: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Cottons 90°C 7.0 kg 2.20 2 h 29 min 60°C 7.0 kg 1.33 1 h 59 min 60°C 3.5 kg 1.00 1 h 59 min 7.0 kg 0.82 2 h 59 min 3.5 kg 0.82...
  • Page 57: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 615 mm Depth with door open 975 mm Height for building under 820 mm Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 650 mm Weight 98 kg Capacity 7 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Connected load...
  • Page 58: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To select a programmable function The programmable functions are D Turn the programme selector until used to alter the machine's the programmable function you electronics to suit changing require appears in the display. requirements. E Press the Start/Stop button to confirm Programmable functions can be altered at any time.
  • Page 59: 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: 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 most recently selected settings Start/Stop button will start flashing (programme, temperature, spin slowly. speed and any extra options) in memory once the programme has The display will always go out, started.
  • Page 63: 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 64 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...
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