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Dishwashers Manual

APPLIANCE OVERVIEW

  1. Upper spray arm (not visible)
  2. Cutlery tray (depending on model)
  3. Upper basket
  4. Middle spray arm
  5. Heat exchanger return (depending on model)
  6. Lower spray arm
  7. Filter combination
  8. Data plate
  9. Rinse aid reservoir
  10. Double-chamber detergent dispenser
  11. In-operation indicator light
  12. Reservoir for reactivation salt

Control panel

  1. In-operation indicator light
  2. Program selection
  3. Time display
  4. Check/Refill indicators
  5. Delay Start button with indicator light
  6. Short button with indicator light
  7. Program selection button
  8. (On/Off) button

Caring for the environment

Disposal of the packing material

The cardboard box and packing materials protect the appliance during shipping. They have been designed to be biodegradable and recyclable.

Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of children. Danger of suffocation!

Disposal of your old appliance

Electrical and electronic appliances contain valuable materials. They also contain certain substances, compounds and components which were essential for the proper functioning and safe use of the equipment. Handling these materials improperly by disposing of them in your household waste can be harmful to your health and the environment. Therefore, please do not dispose of your old appliance with regular household waste and follow local regulations on proper disposal.

Consult with local authorities, dealers or Miele in order to dispose of and recycle electrical and electronic appliances.

Miele assumes no responsibility for deleting any personal data left on the appliance being disposed. Please ensure that your old appliance is kept away from children until removal. Observe safety requirements for appliances that may tip over or pose an entrapment hazard.

Energy-saving dishwashing

This dishwasher is economical in the consumption of water and energy. For best results follow these tips:

  • For most economical dishwashing, make full use of the baskets without overloading the dishwasher.
  • Choose a program that best suits the degree of soiling and the type of dishes being washed.
  • Select the Normal program (depending on model) for energy-saving dishwashing. This program is the most efficient in terms of its combined energy and water consumption at cleaning normally soiled dishes.
  • Follow the detergent manufacturer's recommendations on detergent dosage.
  • When using powder or liquid detergent, you can use 1 less detergent if baskets are only half full.
  • The dishwasher can be connected to a hot water supply for further economies. If the water is heated by for example, solar panels, this would be energy efficient.
  • However, if your water is heated by electricity we recommend cold water connection.

BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME

Opening the door

In some programs, the door automatically opens slightly to assist the drying process.

This function can be deactivated, if preferred (see “AutoOpen” under “Options”)

  • Pull the handle to open the door.

If the door is opened during operation, all functions are automatically interrupted.

WARNING Water in the dishwasher may be hot. Danger of scalding! Only open the door during operation if absolutely necessary and exercise extreme caution when doing so.

Closing the door

  • Push the baskets in.
  • Then lift the door upwards and push until it clicks into position

Danger of crushing injuries! Do not put your hand inside the door as it is closing.

Water softener

In order to achieve good cleaning results, the dishwasher needs to operate with soft water. Hard water results in a build-up of calcium deposits on dishware and in the dishwasher.

Water supplies with a hardness level higher than 4 gr/gal (4 °d) needs to be softened. This takes place automatically in the integrated water softener. The water softener in the dishwasher is suitable for a water hardness level of up to 73 gr/gal (70 °d).

  • The water softener requires dishwasher salt. Depending on the water hardness level (< 22 gr/gal, or 21 °d), dishwasher salt is not required if combination tablets are being used (see "Operation - Detergent").
  • The dishwasher must be programmed for the water hardness in your area
  • Your local water supplier can tell you the water hardness level in your area.
  • Where the water hardness fluctuates e.g. between 10 - 16 gr/gal (10 - 15 °d), always program the dishwasher to the higher value (16 gr/gal or 15 °d in this example).

It is useful to know your water hardness so that you can provide the service technician with this information in the event of any service calls.

Enter the water hardness below: ____________ gr/gal (°d)

If this setting corresponds to the hardness of your water, you do not need to do anything more.

However, if you have a different water hardness level, you must adjust the water softener to match your water hardness.

Displaying and setting the water hardness level

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button, if it is turned on.
  • Press the program selection button and, simultaneously switch the dishwasher on using the button.

Keep the program selection button pressed in for at least four seconds until the lower right program indicator light comes on.

If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.

  • Press the Short button twice.

The Short indicator light will flash twice at short intervals.

The value which has been set for the water hardness appears as a figure in the time display (see table) according to P.

P1 will start flashing in the time display. This is the factory default setting of 1°.

  • Use the program selection button to select the value which equates to your water hardness level.

Each press of the button moves you up a level. When the highest water hardness level is reached, the setting starts from the beginning again.

The setting is now stored in memory.

  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button.

Before using the appliance for the first time, you require:

  • Approx. 2 qt (2 l) of water
  • Approx. 2 kg (4 lbs) of dishwasher salt
  • Domestic dishwasher detergent
  • Rinse aid formulated for domestic dishwashers

Every dishwasher is tested at the factory. There will be residual water in the appliance from this test. It is not an indication that it has been used previously.

Dishwasher salt

In order to achieve good cleaning results, the dishwasher needs to operate with soft water. Hard water results in a build-up of calcium deposits on dishes and in the dishwasher.

Water supplies with a hardness level higher than 4 gr/gal (4 °d) needs to be softened. This takes place automatically in the integrated softener assembly. The softener assembly in the dishwasher is suitable for a water hardness level of up to 73 gr/gal (70 °d).

The softener assembly requires dishwasher salt.

Depending on the water hardness level gr/gal or 21 °d), dishwasher salt is not required if combination tablets are being used (see “Operation - Detergent”).

If the water in your area is very soft and consistently lower than 5 gr/gal d - German scale) you do not have to add dishwasher salt. The prompt to add salt will be switched off automatically if the softener assembly has been programmed for this to happen.

  • Dishwasher detergent will damage the softener assembly.
  • Do not fill the salt container with dishwasher detergent (even liquid detergent).
  • Use only special, coarse-grained dishwasher salt or other pure kitchen salt.
  • Other types of salt may contain insoluble components which can damage the softener assembly.

Filling the salt reservoir

Important!

Before filling the salt reservoir with dishwasher salt for the first time, you must fill it with approx. qt (2 l) of water to enable the salt to dissolve.

Once the dishwasher has been used for the first time, there is always sufficient water in the reservoir.

  • Remove the lower basket from the wash cabinet and unscrew the salt reservoir cap.

Water will run out of the reservoir when the cap is removed.

It should therefore only be removed in order to refill the salt reservoir.

  • Fill the reservoir with approx. 2 qt (2 l) of water (first use only).
  • Place the funnel provided over the salt reservoir and carefully fill with salt until the reservoir is full. The salt reservoir holds approx. 4 lbs (2 kg) of salt depending on the brand used.
  • Clean any excess salt from around the reservoir opening and then screw the cap on again firmly.
  • Immediately after filling the salt reservoir, run the QuickIntenseWash program with the Short programming option selected and without any dishes in the dishwasher to remove any traces of salt from the wash cabinet.

Salt refill indicator

  • Fill the salt reservoir with dishwasher salt for reactivation when appears in the display. If it appears during a program, wait until the end of the program.
  • Confirm with OK. The message will go out.

Risk of corrosion! Immediately after filling the salt reservoir, run the QuickIntenseWash program with the Short programming option selected and without any dishware in the dishwasher to remove any traces of salt from the wash cabinet.

After the salt reservoir has been filled, the refill indicator may still appear in the display if the salt concentration has not yet reached the correct level. If this is the case, confirm again with OK.

The salt refill indicator will be turned off if you have programmed the dishwasher for a water hardness below 5 gr/gal d).

If you only ever use Tab products in your dishwasher, you can switch off both refill indicators for salt and rinse aid if you wish (see “Settings menu, Switching off the refill indicators”).

If you switch to using detergent that does not contain salt or rinse aid, it is important to remember to add dishwasher salt and rinse aid and to switch the indicators back on.

Rinse aid

Rinse aid is needed to prevent spotting on dishes and glassware. The rinse aid is filled in the reservoir and the set amount will be automatically dosed.

  • Filling the rinse aid reservoir with detergent will damage the reservoir.
  • Only pour rinse aid formulated for residential dishwashers into the reservoir.
  • When using “Tab” detergents rinse aid is not needed.

Adding rinse aid

  • Press the button on the lid of the rinse aid reservoir in the direction of the arrow until the flap springs open.
  • Add rinse aid only until it is visible in the opening.

The rinse aid reservoir holds approx. oz. (110 ml).

  • Close the flap firmly so that it clicks into place. Otherwise water can enter the rinse aid reservoir during a program.
  • Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This prevents over-foaming occurring during the next program.

Rinse aid indicator

When the Rinse Aid indicator lights up, the rinse aid reservoir contains sufficient rinse aid for 2 - 3 programs only.

  • Add rinse aid.
  • Confirm with OK. The message will go out.

If you only ever use combination products in your dishwasher, you can switch both refill indicators for salt and rinse aid off if you wish (see "Options - Refill indicators").

Setting the rinse aid dosage

You can adjust the rinse aid dosage for best results.

The rinse aid dosage is set in stages from 0 to 6. It is set to 3 at the factory. This is the recommended setting.

If spots appear on dishware and glassware:

  • Increase the rinse aid dosage.

If clouding or smearing appears on dishware and glassware:

  • Decrease the rinse aid dosage.
  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button, if it is turned on.
  • Press the program selection button and, simultaneously switch the dishwasher on using the button.

Keep the program selection button pressed in for at least four seconds until the lower right program indicator light comes on.

If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.

  • Press the Short button three times.

The Short indicator will flash 3 times at short intervals.

The set value will appear in the display after .

The flashing sequence will appear in the display.

This indicates a factory default setting of 3.

  • Use the program selection button to select the setting required.

Each press of the button moves you up a stage.

The setting is now saved.

  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button.

LOADING THE DISHWASHER

Tips

  • Remove coarse food residues from the dishes.
  • There is no need to rinse items under running water!

Do not wash items soiled with ash, sand, wax, grease, or paint in the dishwasher. These will damage the dishwasher.

Dishes can be loaded anywhere in the baskets, but the following notes should be observed:

  • Do not place dishes or cutlery inside other pieces. They will cover each other.
  • Load the dishes so that water can access all surfaces. This ensures that they get properly cleaned.
  • Make sure that all items are securely positioned.
  • Hollow items such as cups, glasses, pans, etc. must be inverted in the basket.
  • Tall, narrow, hollow items, e.g., champagne glasses, should be placed in the center of the basket to ensure better water coverage.
  • Concave items such as mugs or bowls should be placed at an angle so that the water can run off.
  • The spray arms must not be blocked by items which are too tall or hang through the baskets. If in doubt, test for free movement by manually rotating the spray arms.
  • Make sure that small items cannot fall through the holders in the baskets.

Small items, e.g., lids, should therefore be placed in the cutlery tray or cutlery basket (depending on model).

Some foods may contain natural dyes, e.g., carrots, tomatoes or tomato sauce. Plastic items in the dishwasher may discolor if large quantities of these foodstuffs find their way into the dishwasher on the dishes. The stability of plastic items is not affected by this discoloration.

Cleaning silver cutlery in the dishwasher may also cause plastic items to discolor.

Items not recommended for dishwashing

  • Wooden cutlery, cutting boards and dishes or items with wooden parts
  • Craft items, antiques, valuable vases, and decorative glassware
  • Plastic items which are not heat-resistant: the high temperatures in the dishwasher may cause them to melt or lose shape.
  • Copper, brass, tin and aluminum items may discolor or become matt.
  • Colors painted over a glaze may fade after a number of washes.
  • Delicate glassware and glassware containing lead crystal: clouding may occur over time.

Please note:

Silverware previously cleaned with a silver polish may still be damp or spotted at the end of a program, where water has not run off smoothly. It may need to be rubbed dry with a soft cloth.

Silver which has been in contact with foods containing sulphur can discolor. These include egg yolk, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, fish, and marinades.

Aluminum components (e.g., range hood grease filters) must not be cleaned with a commercial or industrial cleaning agent. These may damage the material.

Tip: When purchasing new dishes and cutlery, make sure they are dishwasher-safe.

Glass care

  • Clouding may occur on glasses after frequent washing. If delicate glassware is washed in the dishwasher, ensure that only very low temperatures are used (see program chart), or a special glass-care program is used depending on model). This will reduce the risk of clouding.
  • Purchase glassware which is dishwasher-safe (e.g., Riedel glassware).
  • Use detergents with glass protective additives.

OPERATION

Detergent

Only use detergents formulated for domestic dishwashers.

Active ingredients

Modern detergents contain various active ingredients, the most important of which are:

  • Complexing agents to prevent calcification.
  • Alkalis to aid the removal of dried-on soiling.
  • Enzymes to break down starch and loosen protein.
  • Oxygen-based bleaching agents to remove colored stains (e.g., tea, coffee, tomato sauce).

Most dishwasher detergents are mildly alkaline and contain enzymes and oxygen-based bleaching agents.

There are different types of detergent:

  • Powder and liquid gel detergents. These detergents allow you to adjust the amount dispensed according to the amount of load and level of soiling.
  • Tab detergents. These are suitable for most levels of soiling.

You can also buy Tab products (see "Options, DetergentAgent", if applicable). In addition to detergent, these products contain rinse aid and salt substitutes. They are available as "3 in 1" or when they also contain other components such as glass and stainless steel protective additives and enhanced cleaning power, as "5 in 1", "7 in 1", "All in 1" etc.

Refer to the manufacturer's packaging as to whether Tab products are suitable for the water hardness level in your area.

Please note that the cleaning and drying results of Tab detergents can vary greatly.

For optimum cleaning and drying results, use Miele dishwasher detergent and add Miele salt and Miele rinse aid separately

Detergent dosage

  • Follow the dosage recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging.
  • Unless directed otherwise, use one detergent tab or add 1 1/4 - 2 tablespoons (20 - 30 ml) detergent to compartment II, depending on the level of soiling. With very heavy soiling you can also add a small amount of detergent to compartment l.
  • Tabs may not dissolve completely when the “QuickIntenseWash” program (if available) is used.

Use only the recommended amount of detergent. Continued use of too much detergent may cause machine damage.

Dishwasher detergents can cause burning in the nose, mouth, and throat if swallowed, or inhibit breathing.

Avoid inhaling or swallowing dishwasher detergent. Keep children away from detergent. Keep detergent out of the reach of children. Keep children away from the dishwasher when the door is open. There could still be detergent residues in the dishwasher. Only add detergent just before starting the program and lock the door with the child lock (depending on model).

Adding detergent

  • Press the opening catch on the detergent dispenser. The flap will spring open.

The flap is always open at the end of a program.

  • Add the required amount of detergent and close the flap.
  • Make sure that the detergent packaging is properly closed after use to avoid it getting damp and becoming lumpy.

Dispensing aid

  • Compartment I holds a maximum of 2 teaspoons (10 ml),
  • Compartment II holds a maximum of 3 tablespoons (50 ml) of detergent.
  • The marks in compartment II indicate the levels of approximately 1 ¼ and 2 tablespoons (20 and 30 ml) respectively. The marks indicate the approximate fill level in ml when the door is open in a horizontal position.

Turning on

  1. Turn on the water supply if it is turned off.
  2. Open the door.
  3. Make sure the spray arms are not obstructed.
  4. Turn the dishwasher on with the button.

The indicator light next to the program selected will come on.

Selecting a program

Choose your program according to the type of load and the degree of soiling.

The different programs and their uses are described in the Program Overview chapter.

  • Use the program selection button to select the program required.

The indicator light for the program selected will light up. The program duration will appear in hours and minutes in the display.

You can now select program options (see "Options").

If any program options are selected, the appropriate indicator lights will also light up.

Starting a program

  • Start the program by closing the door within four seconds of the last press of a button. The program will begin.

The Optical Interface comes on to show that a program has been started.

If you do not close the door within four seconds, the indicator light of the selected program and the time display will flash.

The program cannot be started until you press the program selection button and close the door within four seconds.

A program should only be canceled in the first few minutes, if at all. Otherwise important program stages could be omitted.

Time display

The duration of the program selected appears in hours and minutes in the display before the program begins. During the program, the time left until the end of the program can only be viewed when the door is open.

The program duration displayed may vary with the same program. It is influenced by, among other things, the water temperature at each intake, the reactivation process, the softener assembly, the type of detergent, the amount of dishes, and the amount of soiling.

When a program is selected for the first time, the display will show the average program duration for a cold water intake.

The times shown in the program overview refer to standard test loads and temperatures.

Each time a program is run, the electronic module calculates the program duration required depending on the temperature of the water taken into the dishwasher and the amount of dishes.

Energy management

To save energy, the dishwasher will switch off automatically 10 minutes after the last time a button has been pressed or 10 minutes after the end of the program (see "Options, Optimize Standby").

  • Press the button to turn the dishwasher back on.

The dishwasher will not turn off while a program is running, during the delay start period, or if there is a fault.

At the end of the program

At the end of a program, the TimeControl function will be visible flashing slowly with the door shut. The buzzer might also be sounding.

The program has finished when appears in the display

The drying fan may continue to run for a few minutes at the end of the program.

  • The dishwasher can now be opened and unloaded (see "Unloading the dishwasher").

To prevent the risk of steam damage to the counter edging above the dishwasher, it is advisable to leave the door closed until you are ready to unload the dishware. Alternatively you can open the door fully until the dishware is cool enough to unload. Do not leave the door only partially open.

Turning off the dishwasher

At the end of a program:

  • Open the door.
  • The dishwasher can be turned off at any time using the button.

Switching the dishwasher off during a program stops the program.

Turning the dishwasher off during the run-up to a delay start time (FlexiTimer) will also stop the process.

If the dishwasher is not going to be used for a longer period of time, e.g., while on vacation, the water supply should be turned off.

Unloading the dishwasher

Dishes tend to break and chip more easily when they are hot. Allow the dishes to cool until they are comfortable enough to handle before unloading them.

The dishes will cool much faster if you open the door when the program has ended.

First unload the lower basket, then the upper basket, and finally the cutlery tray depending on model).

This will prevent water drops from the upper basket and cutlery tray from falling onto the dishes in the lower basket.

Interrupting a program

The program will be interrupted as soon as you open the door.

After four seconds, the indicator light of the selected program and the time display will flash.

  • Press the program selection button and close the door within four seconds.

The program will continue from the point at which it was interrupted.

WARNING Water in the dishwasher may be hot. Danger of scalding!

Only open the door if absolutely necessary and exercise extreme caution when doing so. Before closing the door again, leave it ajar for approx. 20 seconds. This will enable the temperature in the wash cabinet to settle. After that, press the program selection button and close the door within four seconds.

Changing a program

If the detergent dispenser flap has already opened, do not change the program.

If a program has already started and you wish to change it, proceed as follows:

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button.
  • Turn the dishwasher on again with the button.
  • Select the desired program
  • Start the program by closing the door within four seconds.

The Optical Interface comes on to show that a program has been started.

OPTIONS

Short

The Short option reduces the duration of programs in which this option is available (see "Program overview").

In order to achieve optimum cleaning results, consumption rates are increased with this option.

When used in combination with the QuickIntenseWash"program, the Short option results in a wash program without drying or automatic opening of the door (if available).

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher on with the button.
  • Select a program.
  • Press the Short button.

The Short indicator light will light up.

  • The program can now be started.

The option selected will remain active for that particular program until the setting is changed.

Turning off the refill indicators

If you consistently use a Tab detergent, you can deactivate the refill indicators if you wish.

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button, if it is turned on.
  • Press the program selection button and, simultaneously switch the dishwasher on using the button.

Keep the program selection button pressed in for at least four seconds until the lower right program indicator light comes on.

If this does not happen, start the procedure from the beginning again.

  • Press the button 9 times.

The indicator light will flash 9 times at short intervals.

The flashing sequence in the time display will show whether the refill indicators are switched on or off.

- Refill indicators activated

- Refill indicators deactivated

  • Press the program selection button to change the setting.

The setting is now stored in memory.

  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button.

If you switch to using detergent that does not contain salt or rinse aid, it is important to remember to add dishwasher salt and rinse aid and to switch the indicators back on.

Delay Start

You can set the start time for a program, e.g., to take advantage of night time electricity rates. The start time can be delayed between 30 minutes and 24 hours.

The delay period is shown in 30 minutes increments for a delay period between 30 minutes and 9 hours 30 minutes. It is shown in hours for periods longer than this.

When using the Delay Start function, make sure that the detergent compartment is dry before adding detergent. Wipe dry with a cloth if necessary. If the compartment is wet, powder detergent can become lumpy and stick to the dispenser, with the result that it is not fully dispensed.

Do not use liquid detergent when selecting Delay Start, as it can run into the dishwasher before it is required.

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher on using the button.
  • Select the desired program
  • Press the button.

The last delay start time used will appear in the time display. The indicator light will light up.

  • Set the required delay start time using the button.

If you keep the button pressed, the time will increase automatically up to 24 hours. To get back to 0.30 hours, press the button twice.

  • Close the door within four seconds.

If you do not close the door within four seconds, the indicator light of the selected program and the time display will flash. The program cannot be started until you press the program selection button and close the door within four seconds.

  • Open the door if you need to check how long the delay period has left to run.

The time up until the program starts will count down in the display in hours for durations above 10 hours, and in minutes for durations below 10 hours.

When the set time is reached, the program selected will start automatically. The time remaining will appear in the time display and the  indicator light will go out.

How the Delay Start time is shown in the display:
up to 59 minutes:
e.g., 30 minutes =
1 hour up to 9 hours 30 minutes:
e.g., 5 hours =
over 10 hours:
e.g., 15 hours =

If you open the door during the delay start time, you must then press the program selection button and close the door within four seconds in order to continue the delay start time.

Starting a program before the delay start time has elapsed:

A program can be started before the delay start period has elapsed. Proceed as follows:

  • Open the door.
  • Turn the dishwasher off with the button.
  • Turn the dishwasher on again with the