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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 5873 WPS Edition 111
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. 09 445 090


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions for Washing machine W 5873 WPS Edition 111 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 Consumption data ..........74 Consumption data for the nominated energy labelling programme according to AS/NZS 2040.1 &...

  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions This washing machine conforms to current safety requirements. Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage to property. To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the washing machine, please read these instructions carefully before using it for the first time.

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    Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children Keep children away from the washing machine at all times. It is not a toy! To avoid the risk of injury, do not allow children to play on or near it or to play with its controls. Supervise children whilst you are using it.

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    Extension leads do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of overheating). Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare parts. Only when these parts are fitted can the safety standards of the machine be guaranteed.

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    Warning and Safety instructions Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user, for which Miele cannot accept liability. Repairs should only be undertaken by a Miele approved service technician. Ensure current is not supplied to the machine until after maintenance or repair work has been carried out.

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    Warning and Safety instructions Correct use The maximum load capacity is 8 kg (dry laundry). See the "Programme chart" for the specific load capacities of individual programmes. Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures below freezing may occur. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the electronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.

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    If the correct amount of detergent is dispensed, the machine should not need to be descaled. If, however, you do wish to descale the machine, only use Miele Descaler for washing machines and strictly observe the instructions on the packaging. If in doubt, contact Miele or your Miele Chartered Agent.

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    Miele tumble dryers can be stacked with Miele washing machines. To enable this, a stacking kit can be purchased from Miele as an optional accessory. Please ensure that you order the correct stacking kit to match the washing machine and tumble dryer combination.

  • Page 13: Operating The Washing Machine

    Operating the washing machine Control panel a EcoFeedback button g PC / Optical interface See "Washing environmentally and This is used by service technicians economically - EcoFeedback" for to run diagnostic checks on your more information. machine and can also be used to update programming data in the b Extras buttons future.

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    Operating the washing machine Secondary function of the buttons Programme duration Delay start (V), Temperature (OK) and After the start of a programme, the Spin speed (W) 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 15: Optional Programme Packages

    Operating the washing machine Optional programme packages Home XL You can add one or more programme – Bathrobes packages. – Down filled items These will be uploaded into the – Curtains electronics of your washing machine. – Pillows You can purchase the following programme packages: Hygiene &...

  • Page 16: 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 17: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    – A wash programme together with the small loads. Short Extra for light to normal soiling where there are no obvious marks. – Modern detergents (e.g. Miele laundry detergents) enable washing – A wash programme without any at reduced temperatures (e.g. 20°C).

  • Page 18: Ecofeedback

    Washing environmentally and economically EcoFeedback The estimated consumption is shown by bars in the display. Via the EcoFeedback button you can obtain information about the energy eeee Energy Water and water consumption of your washing The more bars ( ) that appear, the machine.

  • Page 19: 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 D Select a programme C Load the drum A Selecting a programme via the programme selector: ^ Press the Door button to open the drum door. ^ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum.

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    How to wash correctly E Select a temperature / spin speed B Programme selection via Further programmes 4 and the display The suggested temperature and/or spin speed can be changed. 2:59 1600 ^ Press the Temperature button to alter the temperature and press the Spin speed button to alter the spin speed.

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    How to wash correctly G Select Delay start (if required) The start of the programme can be delayed from 15 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours. This allows you to make use of night-time economy electricity rates, for example. See "Delay start"...

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    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 24: 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 1600 laundry will not be spun and will Minimum iron 1200 remain suspended in the final rinse Woollens / 1200 water.

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    Spinning Additional programme packages Programme Baby towelling 1600 Baby wear 1200 Bathrobes 1600 Curtains Down-filled items 1200 First wash 1200 Kids' quick wash 1200 Kids' sleeping bags 1200 Minimum iron hygiene 1200 Nappies 1600 Pillows 1200 Silks/lingerie Soft toys Sportswear 1200 Toy building blocks –...

  • Page 26: Delay Start

    Delay start With Delay start you can choose when Changing Delay start you want the programme to begin. The Delay start can be changed at any time start of the programme can be delayed by pressing the Delay start button. from 15 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours.

  • Page 27: Programme Chart

    Programme chart Cottons Cold to 90°C Max. load 8.0 kg Item Cottons, linens or cotton mix fabrics, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Note for test institutes: Short programme: 4.0 kg load and Short Extra Minimum iron Cold to 60°C Max.

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    By cleaning the inside of the machine, you can reduce the build-up of organic deposits, fungi and biofilm and prevent the formation of unpleasant odours. Notes – The best results can be achieved by using the Original Miele dishwasher and washing machine cleaner. Otherwise, a powdered universal detergent can be used.

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    Programme chart Cottons Eco 40°C Max. load 8.0 kg Item For normally soiled cottons, linen or mixed fibres, e.g. table linen, towelling, underwear, T-shirts etc. Note Energy savings of approx. 20% are achieved compared to the Cottons s programme with a consistent wash performance. The selected temperature is reduced during this programme.

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    Programme chart Hygiene 30°C to 90°C Max. load 7.0 kg Item Fabrics which will be in direct contact with the skin, e.g. underwear, nappies, towelling, bed linen, pillow and mattress covers. Notes – Select a temperature of 60°C or higher for optimum hygiene. –...

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    Programme chart Additional programme packages Baby towelling Cold to 90°C Max. load 5.0 kg Item Baby towelling, bath robes, frottee items, bibs and growsuits made of cotton. Note For an improved cleaning result and rinse cycle. Baby wear Cold to 60°C Max.

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    Programme chart Kids' quick wash Cold to 40°C Max. load 3.0 kg Item Lightly soiled garments. Note Short programme with good wash results. Kids' sleeping bags Cold to 60°C Max. load 4.0 kg Item Kid's sleeping bags, pram inserts, baby blankets that are filled with down or other filling materials.

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    Programme chart Soft toys Cold to 40°C Max. load 1.0 kg Item Soft toys, specified as machine-washable by the manufacturer. Note Do not wash soft toys with a straw filling. Sportswear Cold to 60°C Max. load 3.0 kg Item Lightly soiled sports garments which require washing or freshening Notes –...

  • Page 34: Extras

    Extras Further extras 4 Select or deselect Extras via the appropriate buttons and the display. The sub-menu Further extras appears in the display. The Extras available for this programme will be displayed. < Water plus ^ Scroll through the list of Extras by pressing the Delay start (V) or Spin speed (W) buttons.

  • Page 35: Pre-wash

    Extras Pre-wash For laundry with large amounts of dirt e.g. dust, sand. Soak For heavily soiled and stained items with protein stains. You can select a soak time of between 30 minutes and 2 hours in 30-minute increments (see "Settings"). The factory default setting is 2 hours.

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    Extras Selectable Extras: Cottons Minimum iron Woollens / Outerwear Proofing Express 20 Maintenance prog. Down duvets Delicates Automatic plus Cottons Eco Cottons Eco plus Minimum iron Eco Shirts Dark garments/Denim Hygiene Spin Separate rinse/Starch Extra is activated automatically and can be deselected.

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    Extras Programme packages Baby towelling Baby wear Bathrobes Down filled items Curtains Kids' quick wash Kids' sleeping bags Pillows Soft toys First wash Minimum iron hygiene Silks/lingerie Toy building blocks Trainers Sportswear Nappies...

  • Page 38: Programme Sequence

    Programme sequence Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Cottons Minimum iron Woollens / Outerwear Proofing – – – Express 20 Maintenance prog. – – Down duvets – Delicates – Automatic plus Cottons Eco Cottons Eco plus Minimum iron Eco...

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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 = Intensive rhythm to 30 minutes after the programme end = Normal rhythm to avoid creasing.

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    Programme sequence Additional programme packages Main wash Rinses Spinning Water Wash Water Rinses Interim Final level rhythm level spin spin Baby towelling Baby wear Bathrobes Curtains – Down-filled items – First wash Kids' quick wash Kids' sleeping bags Minimum iron hygiene Nappies Pillows...

  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: 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 44: 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 45: Programme Packages

    Detergent Programme packages Detergent Detergent Detergent Special Proofing Fabric detergent agent Softener universal coloured delicates fabrics fabrics* Baby towelling – – – Baby wear – – – – Bathrobes – – – Curtains – – – Down-filled items – – –...

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    For programmes with Pre-wash or Delay start (where applicable), an additional liquid detergent dispenser insert (Material number 6134691 (W 5xxx) or 6641240 (W1xxx)) is available from Miele.

  • Page 47: Water Softeners

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

  • Page 48: 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 49: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the drum (Hygiene Cleaning the detergent Info) dispenser drawer If you only wash at low temperatures or The two main detergent compartments with liquid detergent over a long period of the dispenser drawer are of time, organic deposits and self-cleaning.

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    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 51: 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 52: Problem Solving Guide

    With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected without contacting Miele. This will save time and money as a call-out charge will apply to customer service visits where the problem could have been rectified as described in these operating instructions.

  • Page 53: The Following Fault Message Appears In The Display And The Programme Has Been Cancelled

    – 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 54: The Following Message Appears In The Display

    A programme of at least Run the Maintenance 60°C has not been run for programme with the Original a long period of time. Miele dishwasher and washing machine cleaner or a powder universal detergent to prevent the formation of organic deposits and unpleasant odours in the machine.

  • Page 55: 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 been spun properly and an imbalance during the small items in the load as is still wet.

  • Page 56: An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    The laundry was heavily washed laundry. – Before washing the next soiled with grease. load, run the Maintenance programme with the Original Miele dishwasher and washing machine cleaner or a universal detergent. White residues The detergent contained – Try and brush off the...

  • Page 57: 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 K button. connected to the electricity supply and/or is not switched on.

  • Page 58: 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 60: After Sales Service

    The indicator light marked PC allows a contact: service technician to update your – Miele (see back cover for contact machine in future years. details). If, for example, new programmes are When contacting Miele, please quote...

  • Page 61: 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 62: 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 c Inlet hoses with "Waterproof system" h Transport brackets for inlet and drain for cold water hose and restraining clips for transit bars...

  • Page 63: 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 65: 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 66: 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 67: 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 68: 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 69: Connection To The Water Supply

    1000 kPa, it is essential to fit a reducer reaching it. A flexible metal valve. extension hose, available from Miele as an optional extra, should be used Connection to the mains water supply if necessary.

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    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...

  • Page 71: Cold Water Connection

    Installation and connection Cold water connection The washing machine is The water intake hose with the silver programmed to cold water operation label is used for cold water connection. at the factory. The other water intake hose can be fixed at the back of the appliance. If you wish to use a hot water connection with the washing machine, it Hot water connection...

  • Page 72: 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 73: 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 74: 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 Eco 8.0 kg 0.54 2 h 53 min Choosing the Cottons Eco programme: ^ Turn the programme selector clockwise until Further programmes lights up.

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    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration Residual moisture in kWh in litres Cottons 90°C 8.0 kg 2.30 2 h 04 min 8.0 kg 0.91 1 h 44 min 4.0 kg 0.76 1 h 24 min 8.0 kg 0.85 2 h 23 min 4.0 kg 0.66...

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    Consumption data Programme packages Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration Residual moisture in kWh in litres Normal Baby towelling 60°C 5.0 kg 1.45 2 h 12 min – Baby wear 40°C 3.0 kg 0.55 1 h 27 min – Bathrobes 60°C 6.0 kg 1.65...

  • Page 77: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 850 mm Width 595 mm Depth 610 mm Depth with door open 993 mm Height for building under 820 mm* Width for building under 600 mm Depth for building under 600 mm Weight 98 kg Capacity 8 kg dry laundry Voltage See data plate Rated load...

  • Page 78: Settings

    Settings Changing settings The Settings menu is used to alter the ^ You can see the different options for washing machine's electronics to suit settings by pressing the Spin changing requirements. speed button (W). Settings can be altered at any time. The option which is currently set will have a tick L beside it.

  • Page 79: Total Usage

    Settings Total usage Water plus Total energy and water consumption. The quantity of water in wash programmes can be increased. Energy There are three different options: Details of total energy consumption. Water Water + Details of total water consumption. (the machine is delivered with this option selected as standard) Reset function The water level is increased in the wash...

  • Page 80: Gentle Action

    Settings Gentle action Code Activating Gentle action reduces the The code prevents your machine drum action and is suitable for being used without your knowledge. washing slightly soiled items more gently. To activate the code ^ Select "Activate" and confirm with the Gentle action can be activated for the Temperature (OK) button.

  • Page 81: Temperature Unit

    Settings 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 keypad tone deactivated. °C/Celsius as the default setting.

  • Page 82: Standby Display

    Settings 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 83: Water Intake

    Settings Water intake You can choose between cold water and cold 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 84: 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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