Miele Washing machine User Guide
Before the first use
Damage resulting from incorrect installation and connection. Installing and connecting the washing machine incorrectly will cause serious damage. Please read the separate operating instructions supplied with the appliance.
Damage resulting from failure to remove the transit bars. Failure to remove the transit bars can result in damage to the washing machine and to adjacent cabinetry or appliances. Please read the separate operating instructions supplied with the appliance.
Switching on the washing machine
■ Turn the programmed selector to the Cottons programmed. The welcome tone will sound and the welcome screen will light up. The display will guide you through the initial commissioning, which is divided into 5 steps. For further information please refer to the separate operating instructions.
Operating the washing machine
Operating the sensor controls The sensor controls react to fingertip contact. Selection is possible as long as the respective sensor is illuminated. If a sensor is brightly lit, this means: currently selected If a sensor is dimly lit, this means: selection possible
- Control panel
The control panel consists of a display and various sensor controls.
Values are shown and/or selected in the display.
- Sensor controls
The values in the display can be changed with the sensors.
- OK sensor
The OK sensor is used to confirm selected values.
- TwinDos sensors with options for Whites and Colors
The TwinDos sensor is used for deactivating and activating automatic detergent dispensing.
- Optical interface
for service technicians.
- Sensor controls for Extras
You can supplement wash programmed with Extras.
You can view information about the energy and water consumption of your washing machine with the sensor.
The sensor starts the Delay start function or Smart Start.
You can specify the level of soiling of the load in three settings. This sensor is only active with the TwinDos option activated.
- Start/Stop sensor
Touching the Start/Stop sensor starts the selected programmed or cancels a programmed that has already started.
- Sensor CAP
Activates detergent dispensing with a capsule.
- Programmed selector
For selecting programmed and switching the washing machine off.
Washing environmentally and economically
— To get the most out of your machine, load the maximum dry load for the programmer you are using.
— When smaller amounts of laundry are washed, the Auto load control system will reduce the amount of water and energy used.
— Modern detergents make it possible to wash at lower temperatures (e.g. 20°C). Using lower temperature settings will save energy.
— For precise dispensing, use automatic detergent dispensing.
— Adjust the dosage to the degree of soiling of the laundry.
— Selecting the highest possible spin speed for the wash programmed will save energy when drying in a tumble dryer afterwards.
Preparing the laundry
1. Preparing the laundry
■ Empty all pockets.
Foreign objects (e.g. nails, coins, paper clips, etc.) can cause damage to garments and components in the machine.
■ Sort the laundry by color and by care label. Most garments have a textile care label in the collar or side seam.
■ Pre-treat stains and badly soiled areas (see the booklet “Miele’s guide to laundry care”).
2. Selecting a programmed
■ Turn the programmed selector to a programmed.
There are three possible ways to select a programmed:
1. Selecting standard programmed via the programme selector
■ Turn the programmed selector to the required programme. The selected programme will appear in the display. This will then be replaced by the standard display.
2. Selecting further programmes via the “Further programmes/” setting and the display: Turn the programme selector to the Further programmes/ position. Sportswear will appear in the display.
■ Touch the sensors until the programme you want appears in the display.
■ Confirm the programme with the OK sensor.
3. Selecting programmes via the Mobile Control and the [email protected] app
■ Turn the programme selector to the Mobile Control position.
■ Touch the Start/Stop sensor. The washing machine can now be operated via a mobile device using the [email protected] app.
- Detergent dispenser drawer
- Control panel
- Access to drain filter, drain pump and emergency release
- Access panel for TwinDos containers
Selecting a programme
3. Loading the washing machine
Opening the door
■ Reach under the door grip and pull the door open.
■ Unfold the laundry and load loosely in the drum.
Closing the door
■ Make sure that no items are caught between the door and the seal.
■ Shut the door with a gentle swing.
4. Selecting programme settings Selecting a temperature/spin speed
■ Touch the sensors above or below the temperature or spin speed value in the display until the temperature/ spin speed you want appears in the display.
There are two ways of selecting Extras.
1. Directly above the sensor controls
■ Touch the sensor for the Extra you want. It then lights up brightly.
2. Via the Extras sensor control and the display
■ Touch the Extras sensor control. The following appears in the display: No Extras ✓
■ Touch the sensor controls until the Extra you want appears in the display and confirm this with the OK sensor.
Degree of soiling
The sensor is only active when the TwinDos option is activated.
No visible soiling or stains
Visibly soiled and/or just a few slight stains
Heavily soiled and/or clearly visible stains
Delay start/Smart Start
Delay start With Delay start you can delay the start of a programme. The start of the programme can be delayed from 15 minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours.
Smart Start (only functional in selected countries)
The Smart Start function lets you define a time period during which your washing machine will start automatically. The machine will start on receipt of a signal, e.g. from your energy supplier, that indicates that the electricity tariff is particularly economical.
5. Adding detergent
There are several options for adding detergent.
TwinDos dispensing is automatically activated for all programmes in which dispensing is possible.
Changing TwinDos dispensing
You can change the suggested color composition of the laundry.
■ Touch the sensor for Whites or Colors.
Deactivating TwinDos dispensing
■ Touch the TwinDos sensor. The sensor control is only dimly lit and dispensing is deactivated.
Filling with detergent
Any detergent suitable for automatic front loading washing machines can be used with this appliance. Please observe the instructions for use and dosage on the detergent packaging.
Ensure that TwinDos dispensing is deactivated.
■ Pull out the detergent drawer and add detergent to the compartments.
Detergent for the pre-wash
Detergent for the main wash, including Soak if selected
Fabric softener, liquid starch or capsules
Using detergent tablets or pods Always put detergent tablets or pods directly in the drum with the laundry. They cannot be added via the detergent dispenser drawer.
Three different types of capsules are available:
Fabric care (e.g. fabric conditioner)
Additives (e.g. detergent enhancers)
Each capsule contains the correct amount for one wash cycle. Capsules are available to order from Miele or from the Miele online shop (see the end of this booklet for contact details).
Keep capsules out of the reach of children.
Activating Cap Dosing
■ Touch the sensor. The following appears in the display: No cap ✓
■ Touch the sensors until the capsule you want appears in the display.
■ Confirm the capsule with the OK sensor. See “Detergent” in the operating instructions for more information.
Starting the programme
6. Starting the programme – end of the programme
Starting the programme
■ Touch the flashing Start/Stop sensor. The door will lock ( appears in the display) and the programme will start.
At the end of the programme
The door is still locked during the Anticreole phase and the following will appear alternately in the display:
¡ Press Start/Stop
■ Touch the Start/Stop sensor. The door will be unlocked.
■ Pull open the door.
■ Remove the laundry.
Check that all items have been removed from the drum.
■ Check the folds in the door seal for any small articles, e.g. buttons, which might be lodged there.
■ Turn the programme selector to the position. This switches the washing machine off.
■ If applicable, remove the used capsule from the detergent dispenser drawer. Close the door. Otherwise there is a danger of objects being placed inadvertently in the drum. If these remain unnoticed and were washed in the next load, they could damage the laundry. An open door is also a danger to pets and children.
You can use the Extras sensor to augment the wash programmes.
The programme duration is reduced. Mechanical action and energy usage are
In order to reduce creasing, the laundry undergoes a smoothing process at the end of the programme. Reducing the maximum load by 50% will give a better result. Follow the instructions in the display. Small loads give a better result. The garments must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer and suitable for ironing .
The water level in the wash and rinse stages is increased and a second rinse is carried out in the “Separate rinse/Starch” programme. You can select other functions for the Water + sensor control. These are described in “Settings”.
For laundry with large amounts of dirt, e.g. dust and sand.
For cleaning stained laundry. The programme sequence is altered with this option.
For heavily soiled and stained items with protein stains. A duration of between 30 minutes and 6 hours can be chosen for the soak process. See “Settings” for more
information. The factory default setting is 30 minutes.
For hard-wearing laundry that is very heavily soiled. Cleaning efficiency is increased through more intense mechanical action and the application of more heat energy
This option reduces noise levels during the wash programme. Use this if you want to wash during quiet periods (for instance, when children are sleeping). The final spin is automatically reduced to (Rinse hold). The programme duration is increased.
Drum rotation and wash duration are reduced. Lightly soiled fabrics are washed more gently.
This option should be used where high standards of hygiene are required. More energy is used to lengthen temperature holding times and more water is used to increase rinsing efficiency. The items must be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer and suitable for ironing .
Miele recommended detergents
Cleaning and care
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Washing at low temperatures and the use of liquid detergent can lead to a build-up of mound and bacteria in the detergent dispenser drawer.
■ Clean the entire drawer at regular intervals for hygiene reasons, even if you are using the TwinDos system exclusively. Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer until a resistance is felt.
■ Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer until a resistance is felt.
■ Press down the release button and, at the same time, pull the drawer right out of the machine.
■ Clean the detergent dispenser drawer with warm water.
Cleaning the siphon and the fabric softener channel
■Pull the siphon out of the compartment and clean it under warm running water.
■Clean the siphon tube in the same way. Refit the siphon.
■Clean the fabric softener channel using a brush and warm water.
Liquid starch can cause the siphon to become clogged. Make sure that you clean the siphon and siphon tube particularly thoroughly after using liquid starch a few times.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer housing
■ Use a bottle brush to remove detergent residues and limescale from the jets inside the detergent dispenser drawer housing.
Cleaning the drum (Hygiene info)
Washing at low temperatures and/or using liquid detergents can cause bacteria and odors to build up in the washing machine. Use the Clean machine programme to clean the machine. Note the message in the display:.
¡ Hygiene info:
Run a programme at min. 75°C or “Clean machine”
Cleaning the TwinDos system
Damage resulting from dried washing detergent. If the system has not been used for a long time (more than two months), the detergent in the hoses can become viscous or dry out. The hoses can become blocked and would then need to be cleaned by a service technician. Clean the TwinDos system.
To clean the system, a refillable TwinDos container is required (sold separately), available online at shop.miele.com.
Problem solving guide
Some of the messages in the display are more than one line long. Touch the or sensor to read them in full.
The messages will appear at the end of the programme and when the washing machine is switched on and need to be confirmed with the OK sensor.