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Miele W 5741 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating instructions

for Washing machine
W 5741
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. 07 722 800



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 5741 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. 07 722 800...
  • 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 .
  • Page 4 Contents Detergent ............29 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 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

    Turn off the tap if the machine is to washing machine unless authorised to be left for any length of time (e.g. holi- do so by Miele. day), especially if there is no floor drain (gully) in the immediate vicinity.
  • Page 9 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 pre- packaging or label for reference.
  • Page 10: Operating The Machine

    Operating the 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 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 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 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: Extra Quiet

    How to wash correctly F Selecting Extra options Pre-wash By pressing the Pre-wash button, you cannot only activate Pre-wash, but also set an extra soak time of one or two hours. Press the button: Once = Pre-wash Twice = Pre-wash + 1-hour Soak 3 times = Pre-wash + 2-hour Soak 4 times = switched off Extra quiet...
  • 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) ^ Press the Spin speed button to Programme choose the Rinse hold setting. 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 Cold to 95°C Max. load 7.5 kg Item Cottons, linens or cotton mixed fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Minimum iron Cold to 60°C Max. load 3.5 kg Item Synthetics, mixed fibres and easy care cottons. Note Reduce the spin speed for fabrics which crease easily.
  • Page 21 Programme chart Express 20 Cold to 40°C Max. load 3.5 kg Item Cotton items that are only lightly soiled. Note The Extra option Short is automatically activated. Automatic plus Cold to 40°C Max. load 5.0 kg Item Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes.
  • Page 22 Programme chart Intensive plus Cold to 95°C Max. load 7.5 kg Item Mixed loads of garments suitable for the Cottons and Minimum iron programmes. Sort according to colour. Notes – The Extra Pre-wash function is automatically activated. – The main wash cycle is extended. Spin –...
  • Page 23: Extra Options

    Extra options Selectable Extra options: Cottons Minimum iron Delicates Woollens / Proofing Express 20 Automatic plus Darks and denim Shirts Intensive plus Spin Separate rinse/Starch = Extras that are preset by the programme = Extras that are preset by the programme cannot be deselected...
  • Page 24: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Cottons Minimum iron Delicates – Woollens / Proofing – – – Express 20 Automatic plus Darks and 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 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 26: 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 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, the programme drum door. from being cancelled or the machine from being switched off during a ^ Add or remove items.
  • Page 29: 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...
  • Page 30 (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 31: 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 32: 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 33: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the drum (Hygiene Do not use solvents, abrasive Info) cleaners, glass cleaners or all- If you only wash at low temperatures or purpose cleaning agents. with liquid detergent over a long period These might damage plastic of time, organic deposits and surfaces and other components unpleasant odours can form in the...
  • 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

    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 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 37: Fault Messages

    – the water pressure is too low. Waterproof The water protection – Close the tap. fault system has reacted. – Call Miele. Technical There is a fault. Start the programme again. fault If the fault message appears again, contact Miele.
  • Page 38: The Following Fault Message Appears In The Display At The End Of A Programme

    Problem solving guide The following fault message appears in the display at the end of a 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 shakes The machine feet are Level the machine (see 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 40: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide An unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid detergents do not – Use a general purpose Liquid detergent does not give the contain 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 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.
  • 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 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 44: 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 45: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hose (tested to withstand h Detergent dispenser drawer pressure of at least 7000 kPa) i Drum door b Electricity supply cable j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and c - f Flexible drain hose (with 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 brackets for inlet and drain moving the machine hoses b Electrical connection f Transit bar covers c Inlet hose (tested to withstand g Transport brackets for inlet and drain pressure of at least 7,000 kPa) hose and restraining clips for transit bars...
  • Page 47: Installation Surface

    ^ To remove the left and right covers raised plinth, it has to be secured against slippage during spinning 1. Pull off the transit bar covers and using retaining clips (available from 2. use a screwdriver to prise out the Miele). covers.
  • 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 upper hooks are above the retainers.
  • 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. Failure to level the machine can result in the machine "banging" in the spin cycle or "walking" across the floor during operation.
  • Page 51: 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 with the washing machine. A stacking – A special building under conversion kit* is required. kit* is necessary and can be purchased The machine lid must be replaced by from Miele.
  • 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 all parts of the washing drain pump switches in and pumps machine from water damage.
  • Page 53: 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 54: Connection To The Drainage System

    Nut to a max. of 1.8 m), a second duo-drain 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 using nut b.
  • Page 55: 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 56: 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: –...
  • Page 57 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 58: 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 59: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions To alter a programmable function The programmable functions are You can see the different options used to alter the machine's available for a programmable function electronics to suit changing by turning the programme selector. requirements. Programmable functions can be altered at any time. The option which is currently set will have a tick L beside it.
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62: Temperature Unit

    Programmable functions Temperature unit Keypad tone You can choose for the temperature An audible tone sounds each time a to be displayed in °C/Celsius or button is pressed. °F/Fahrenheit. The machine is delivered with the The machine is delivered with °C/ keypad tone deactivated.
  • Page 63: 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.
  • Page 64: Water Intake

    Programmable functions Water intake You can choose between cold water and hot water intake. Cold water (Delivery status) The washing machine is exclusively run with cold water. Hot water MW To save energy, the main wash cycle uses warm water when the temperature is set to 40°C or higher.
  • Page 65: 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 details). This multi-purpose powder detergent has excellent stain removal properties and is suitable for white and light coloured laundry as well as heavily soiled coloured items.
  • Page 66 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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