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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Dishwasher
  • Model/name: G 6620 SCi
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Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
for dishwashers
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential
to read these instructions as well as the installation sheet before it is in-
stalled and used for the first time.
en-GB M.-Nr. 10 384 620
HG05
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Contents
2
Guide to the appliance..........................................................................................  5
Overview.................................................................................................................. 5
Control panel........................................................................................................... 6
Warning and Safety instructions..........................................................................  7
Caring for the environment ................................................................................  16
Energy saving washing.......................................................................................... 17
Before using for the first time ............................................................................  18
Opening the door .................................................................................................. 18
Closing the door.................................................................................................... 18
Safety lock............................................................................................................. 18
Water softener....................................................................................................... 19
Displaying and setting the water hardness ...................................................... 20
Before using the appliance for the first time, you require: .................................... 22
Dishwasher salt ..................................................................................................... 22
Adding salt ....................................................................................................... 23
Add salt reminder ............................................................................................. 24
Rinse aid................................................................................................................ 25
Adding rinse aid ............................................................................................... 25
Rinse aid refill reminder.................................................................................... 26
Setting the rinse aid dosage............................................................................. 27
Loading the dishwasher......................................................................................  28
Notes..................................................................................................................... 28
FlexAssist .............................................................................................................. 30
Upper basket......................................................................................................... 30
Adjusting the upper basket .............................................................................. 31
Lower basket......................................................................................................... 32
Cutlery................................................................................................................... 34
3D Cutlery tray + (depending on model) .......................................................... 34
Cutlery basket (depending on model) .............................................................. 36
Loading examples ................................................................................................. 37
Dishwashers with cutlery tray........................................................................... 37
Dishwashers with cutlery basket ..................................................................... 39
Operation..............................................................................................................  41
Detergent............................................................................................................... 41
Adding detergent.............................................................................................. 43
Switching on.......................................................................................................... 44
Selecting a programme ......................................................................................... 44
Starting a programme ........................................................................................... 45
Time display .......................................................................................................... 45
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Contents
3
Energy management ............................................................................................. 46
At the end of the programme ................................................................................ 46
Switching off.......................................................................................................... 47
Unloading the dishwasher..................................................................................... 47
Interrupting a programme...................................................................................... 48
Changing a programme......................................................................................... 48
Programme options.............................................................................................  49
Short ................................................................................................................ 49
DetergentAgent ..................................................................................................... 49
Refill reminders...................................................................................................... 50
Delay start ............................................................................................................. 51
Adjust Automatic................................................................................................... 53
Memory ................................................................................................................. 54
AutoOpen .............................................................................................................. 55
Optimise standby .................................................................................................. 56
Factory default....................................................................................................... 57
Programme chart ................................................................................................  58
Cleaning and care ...............................................................................................  62
Cleaning the wash cabinet.................................................................................... 62
Cleaning the door and the door seal..................................................................... 62
Cleaning the door front ......................................................................................... 63
Checking the filters in the wash cabinet ............................................................... 64
Cleaning the filters................................................................................................. 64
Cleaning the spray arms........................................................................................ 66
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................  67
Technical problems ............................................................................................... 67
Water inlet fault ..................................................................................................... 69
Water drainage fault .............................................................................................. 69
General problems.................................................................................................. 70
Noises.................................................................................................................... 71
Unsatisfactory washing result ............................................................................... 72
Maintenance ........................................................................................................  75
Cleaning the water inlet filter................................................................................. 75
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve..................................................... 76
After sales service...............................................................................................  77
Repairs .................................................................................................................. 77
Guarantee.............................................................................................................. 77
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................... 77
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Contents
4
Optional accessories ..........................................................................................  78
Electrical connection ..........................................................................................  80
Plumbing ..............................................................................................................  81
The Miele waterproof anti-leak system ................................................................. 81
Connection to the water supply ............................................................................ 81
Drainage ................................................................................................................ 82
Technical data......................................................................................................  83
Technical data ....................................................................................................... 83
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Guide to the appliance
5
Overview
a Upper spray arm (not visible)
b Cutlery tray (depending on model)
c Upper basket
d Middle spray arm
e Heat exchanger (depending on
model)
f Lower spray arm
g Filter combination
h Data plate
i Rinse aid reservoir
j Dual compartment detergent dis-
penser
k Salt reservoir
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Guide to the appliance
6
Control panel
a Programmes
b Time display
c Check / Refill indicators
d Start button with indicator light
e Short button  with indicator light
f Delay start button  with indicator
light
g Programme selector button 
h On/Off button 
This instruction book applies to several different dishwasher models.
The specific dishwasher models are referred to as follows:
Standard = 80.5 cm high dishwashers (integrated)
and 84.5 cm high dishwashers (freestanding)
XXL = 84.5 cm high dishwashers (integrated).
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Warning and Safety instructions
7
This dishwasher complies with current safety requirements. Inap-
propriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and damage to
property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the dishwasher,
please read the installation sheet and the operating instructions
carefully before it is installed and used for the first time. They con-
tain important information on its installation, safety, use and main-
tenance.
Keep the installation sheet and the operating instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any future owner.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance
with this information.
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Warning and Safety instructions
8
Correct application
 This dishwasher is intended for use in domestic households and
similar working and residential environments.
 The dishwasher is not intended for outdoor use.
 It must only be used as a domestic appliance as specified in these
operating instructions, for cleaning domestic crockery and cutlery.
Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be
dangerous.
 The appliance can only be used by people with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to use
it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of
incorrect operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
9
Safety with children
 Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the appli-
ance unless they are constantly supervised.
 Children 8 years and older may only use the dishwasher unsuper-
vised if they have been shown how to use it safely and recognise
and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
 Please supervise children in the vicinity of the dishwasher and do
not let them play with it. There is a danger that children playing might
shut themselves in the dishwasher.
 If the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model) is
active keep young children away from the area in which the door
opens. Danger of injury in the unlikely event of a fault with the open-
ing mechanism.
 Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must be
kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing, children
could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their head and
suffocate.
 Keep children away from detergents. Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the mouth, nose and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing. Keep children away from the dishwasher when the door is
open. There could still be detergent residues in the cabinet. Seek
medical attention immediately if your child has swallowed or inhaled
detergent.
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Warning and Safety instructions
10
Technical safety
 Unauthorised installation, maintenance and repairs can cause
considerable danger for the user. Installation, maintenance and re-
pairs must only be carried out by a Miele authorised technician.
 A damaged dishwasher is dangerous. Check it for any recognis-
able damage. Never install or attempt to use a damaged appliance.
 The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety re-
quirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical installa-
tion tested by a qualified electrician.
Miele cannot be held liable for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
 Reliable and safe operation of this dishwasher can only be as-
sured if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
 The dishwasher must only be plugged into the electricity supply
via a suitable switched socket using a suitable fused plug (it must
not be hard-wired). The electrical socket must be easily accessible
after the dishwasher is installed so that it can be disconnected from
the electricity supply at any time.
 There must be no electrical sockets behind the dishwasher.
Danger of overheating and fire risk if the dishwasher were to be
pushed up against a plug.
 The dishwasher must not be installed under a hob. The high radi-
ant temperatures which are sometimes generated by a hob could
damage the dishwasher. For the same reason it should not be in-
stalled next to open fires or other appliances which give off heat,
such as heaters etc.
 To avoid the risk of damage to the dishwasher, make sure that the
connection data on the data plate (fuse rating, voltage and fre-
quency) match the mains electricity supply before connecting the
dishwasher to the mains. Consult a qualified electrician if in doubt.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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 Do not connect the dishwasher to the mains supply until it has
been fully installed and any adjustment has been made to the door
springs.
 The dishwasher may only be operated if the door opening mech-
anism is working correctly. Otherwise there could be a risk of danger
whilst the automatic door opening mechanism (depending on model)
is active.
To check that the door opening mechanism is working correctly:
– the door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
– the door locking pins automatically retract when the door opens
at the end of the drying phase.
 Do not connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance (fire hazard).
 The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
 Do not install the dishwasher in a room where there is a risk of
frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the electronic
control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
 To avoid any damage to the appliance, the dishwasher must only
be operated when it is connected to a fully vented plumbing system.
 The plastic housing of the water connection contains an electrical
component. It must not be dipped in water.
 There are electrical wires in the water inlet hose. Do not shorten
the water inlet hose, even if it is too long.
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Warning and Safety instructions
12
 The integrated Waterproof system offers protection from water
damage, provided the following conditions are met:
– The dishwasher is correctly installed and plumbed in.
– The dishwasher is properly maintained and parts are replaced
where it can be seen that this is necessary.
– the stopcock is turned off during longer absences from the home
(e.g. whilst on holiday).
The Waterproof system will work even if the appliance is switched
off. However, the appliance must remain connected to the electricity
supply.
 The water pressure (flow pressure at the take-off point) must be
between 50 and 1000 kPa (0.5 and 10 bar).
 If the dishwasher gets damaged, switch it off at the mains imme-
diately and call your Miele Dealer or the Miele Service Department.
 While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be un-
dertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
 Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when genu-
ine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty components
must only be replaced by Miele spare parts.
 During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance
must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply (switch it off
and withdraw the plug from the socket).
 If the connection cable is damaged it must be replaced with a
special cable of the same type (available from Miele). For safety reas-
ons this work must be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician only.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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 This dishwasher is supplied with a special lamp to cope with par-
ticular conditions (e.g. temperature, moisture, chemical resistance,
abrasion resistance and vibration). This special lamp must only be
used for the purpose it is intended for. It is not suitable for room
lighting. Replacement lamps may only be fitted by a Miele authorised
person or the Miele Service Department.
Correct installation
 The dishwasher must be installed and connected in compliance
with the installation sheet supplied.
 Take care, both before and during installation of the dish-
washer, not to cut yourself on the metal parts. Danger of in-
jury. Wear protective gloves.
 The dishwasher must be correctly aligned to ensure problem-free
operation.
 In order to ensure stability, built-under and integrated dishwashers
must only be installed under a continuous worktop which is secured
to adjacent cabinetry.
 If you want to convert your freestanding dishwasher to a built-un-
der ("U") model, you will need to order the appropriate conversion
kit. If you remove the existing plinth, you must replace it with a U-
model plinth. This is necessary to avoid the risk of injury caused by
protruding metal parts.
 The door springs must be adjusted equally on both sides. They
are correctly adjusted when the door remains stationary when left
half open (approx. 45° opening angle). It is also important that the
door cannot fall open.
The appliance may only be used with correctly adjusted door
springs.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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Correct use
 Do not use solvents in the dishwasher. Danger of explosion.
 Do not inhale or ingest dishwasher detergent. Dishwasher deter-
gents can cause burning in the nose, mouth and throat if swallowed,
or inhibit breathing. Seek medical attention immediately if detergent
has been swallowed or inhaled.
 You could injure yourself on the open dishwasher door or trip over
it. Avoid leaving the door open unnecessarily.
 Do not sit or lean on the opened door. This could cause the dish-
washer to tip and be damaged, and you could get injured.
 Dishes can be very hot at the end of the programme. Allow them
to cool until they are comfortable enough to handle before unload-
ing.
 Only use detergent and rinse aid formulated for domestic dish-
washers. Do not use washing-up liquid.
 Do not use commercial or industrial detergents as these may
cause damage, and there is a risk of a severe explosive chemical re-
action (such as an explosive oxyhydrogen gas reaction).
 Do not fill the rinse aid reservoir with powder or liquid detergent.
This will cause serious damage to the reservoir.
 Inadvertently filling the salt reservoir with powder or liquid dish-
washer detergent will damage the water softener. Make sure you
have picked up the correct packet of dishwasher salt before filling
the salt reservoir!
 Only use special coarse grained dishwasher salt for reactivation.
Do not use other salts such as cooking salt, agricultural grade or
gritting salt. These may contain insoluble additives which can impair
the functioning of the water softener.
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Warning and Safety instructions
15
 In an appliance with a cutlery basket (depending on model), cut-
lery is cleaned and dried more efficiently if placed in the basket with
the handles downwards. However, to avoid the risk of injury, place
knives and forks etc. with the handles upwards.
 Plastic items which cannot withstand being washed in hot water,
such as disposable plastic containers or plastic cutlery should not
be cleaned in the dishwasher. The high temperatures in the dish-
washer may cause them to melt or lose shape.
 If you use the "FlexiTimer/Delay start" option (depending on
model), make sure that the dispenser is dry before adding detergent.
Wipe dry if necessary. Detergent will clog if poured into a damp dis-
penser and may not be thoroughly dispersed.
 Please observe the information given in "Technical data" regarding
the capacity of the dishwasher.
Accessories
 Only use genuine original Miele accessories and spare parts with
this appliance. Using accessories or spare parts from other manu-
facturers will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liab-
ility.
Disposal of your old dishwasher
 Make the door lock inoperative so that children cannot accident-
ally shut themselves in. Make appropriate arrangements for the dis-
posal of the appliance.
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Caring for the environment
16
Disposal of the packing mater-
ial
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging materials
used are selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and should be recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the manufactur-
ing process and also reduces the
amount of waste in landfill sites.
Disposing of your old appli-
ance
Electrical and electronic appliances of-
ten contain valuable materials. They
also contain specific materials, com-
pounds and components, which were
essential for their correct function and
safety. These could be hazardous to hu-
man health and to the environment if
disposed of with your domestic waste
or if handled incorrectly. Please do not,
therefore, dispose of your old appliance
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local com-
munity waste collection / recycling
centre for electrical and electronic ap-
pliances, or contact your dealer or
Miele for advice. You are also respons-
ible (by law, depending on country) for
deleting any personal data that may be
stored on the appliance being disposed
of. Please ensure that your old appli-
ance poses no risk to children while be-
ing stored prior to disposal.
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Caring for the environment
17
Energy saving washing
This dishwasher is exceptionally eco-
nomical in its use of water and electri-
city.
You can make the most of your appli-
ance by following these tips:
– For most economical dishwashing,
make full use of the baskets without
overloading the dishwasher.
– Choose the programme to suit the
type of crockery being washed and
the degree of soiling.
– Select the ECO programme (depend-
ing on model) for energy-saving dish-
washing. This programme is the most
efficient in terms of its combined en-
ergy and water consumption at clean-
ing normally soiled crockery.
– Follow the detergent manufacturer's
recommendations on detergent
dosage.
– When using powder or liquid deter-
gent you can use
1
/3 less detergent if
baskets are only half full.
– If your household water system is
suitable, this dishwasher can be con-
nected to a hot water supply for fur-
ther 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 would recommend con-
nection to cold water.
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Before using for the first time
18
Opening the door
At the end of programmes with a drying
phase (see "Programme chart"), the
door will open automatically a little in
order to help the drying process.
This function can be deactivated, if pre-
ferred (see "Programme options,
AutoOpen").
 To open the door, reach under the
door grip and pull.
 Open the door completely to re-en-
gage the door closing mechanism.
If the door is opened during operation
all functions are automatically interrup-
ted.
 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.
 Keep the area around the door
free of obstructions.
Closing the door
 Push the baskets right in.
 Then raise the door up, and push un-
til it clicks into position.
 Danger of injury.
Do not put your hand inside the door
as it is closing.
Safety lock
The child safety lock can be used to
prevent children opening the dish-
washer. The door can then only be
opened by using a lot of force.
 To lock the door, push the slide un-
derneath the door grip to the right.
 To unlock the door, push the slide to
the left.
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Before using for the first time
19
Water softener
In order to achieve good cleaning res-
ults, the dishwasher needs to operate
with soft water. Hard water results in a
build-up of calcium deposits on crock-
ery and in the dishwasher.
Mains water with a hardness level
higher than 0.7 mmol/l (4 °d - German
scale) 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 12.6 mmol/l
(70 °d - German scale).
– The water softener requires dish-
washer salt.
Depending on the water hardness
level (< 3.8 mmol/l, or 21 °d - German
scale), dishwasher salt is not required
if combination tablets are being used
(see "Operation, Detergent").
– The dishwasher must be pro-
grammed to the correct water hard-
ness for your area.
– Your local water authority will be able
to advise you of the water hardness
level in your area.
– Where the water hardness fluctuates
e.g. between 1.8 and 2.7 mmol/l (10 -
15 °d - German scale) always pro-
gramme the dishwasher to the higher
value (2.7 mmol/l or 15 °d in this ex-
ample).
In the event of a fault, it will help the
service technician if you know the hard-
ness of your local water supply.
Enter the water hardness below:
____________mmol/l or °d
The dishwasher is programmed at the
factory for a water hardness level of 2.7
mmol/l (15 °d - German scale).
If this setting corresponds to the hard-
ness of your water you do not need to
do anything more.
However, if you have a different water
hardness you must adjust the water
softener to match your water hardness.
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Before using for the first time
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Displaying and setting the water
hardness
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is switched on.
 Press the Start button in and whilst
holding it in switch the dishwasher
on using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed in for
at least four seconds until the Start
indicator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the pro-
cedure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button twice.
The  indicator will flash rapidly twice
at intervals.
The value set for the water hardness is
shown as a figure after  in the display
(see chart).
   will start flashing in the display.
This is the factory default setting of
15°d.
 Use the Start button to select the
value which equates to your water
hardness level.
Each press on 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.
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Before using for the first time
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°d mmol/l °f Display
1 0.2 2 1
2 0.4 4 2
3 0.5 5 3
4 0.7 7 4
5 0.9 9 5
6 1.1 11 6
7 1.3 13 7
8 1.4 14 8
9 1.6 16 9
10 1.8 18 10
11 2.0 20 11
12 2.2 22 12
13 2.3 23 13
14 2.5 25 14
15 2.7 27 15
16 2.9 29 16
17 3.1 31 17
18 3.2 32 18
19 3.4 34 19
20 3.6 36 20
°d mmol/l °f Display
21 3.8 38 21
22 4.0 40 22
23 4.1 41 23
24 4.3 43 24
25 4.5 45 25
26 4.7 47 26
27 4.9 49 27
28 5.0 50 28
29 5.2 52 29
30 5.4 54 30
31 5.6 56 31
32 5.8 58 32
33 5.9 59 33
34 6.1 61 34
35 6.3 63 35
36 6.5 65 36
37-45 6.6-8.0 66-80 45
46-60 8.2-10.7 82-107 60
61-70 10.9-12.5 109-125 70
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Before using for the first time
22
Before using the appliance for
the first time, you require:
– approx. 2 litres of water,
– approx. 2 kg dishwasher salt,
– domestic dishwasher detergent,
– rinse aid formulated for domestic
dishwashers.
Every dishwasher is tested at the fact-
ory. There will be residual water in the
appliance from this test. It is not an in-
dication that it has been used previ-
ously.
Dishwasher salt
In order to achieve good cleaning res-
ults, the dishwasher needs to operate
with soft water. Hard water results in a
build-up of calcium deposits on crock-
ery and in the dishwasher.
Mains water with a hardness level
higher than 0.7 mmol/l (4 °d - German
scale) 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 12.6 mmol/l (70
°d - German scale).
The water softener requires dishwasher
salt.
Depending on the water hardness level
(< 3.8 mmol/l, or 21 °d - German scale),
dishwasher salt is not required if com-
bination tablets are being used (see
"Operation, Detergent").
If the water in your area is very soft
and constantly lower than 0.9 mmol/l
(5 °d - German scale) you do not
have to add dishwasher salt. The
prompt to add salt will be switched off
automatically if the water softener has
been programmed for this to happen.
 Dishwasher detergent will dam-
age the water softener.
Do not fill the salt reservoir with
powder or liquid detergent.
 Only use special coarse grained
dishwasher salt for reactivation.
Other salts may contain insoluble ad-
ditives which can impair the func-
tioning of the water softener.
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Before using for the first time
23
Adding salt
Important! Before filling the salt
reservoir for the first time, you must
fill it with approx. 2 litres of water to
enable the salt to dissolve.
Once the dishwasher has been used,
there is always sufficient water in the
reservoir.
 Remove the lower basket and un-
screw the salt reservoir cap.
Water or saline solution will run out
of the reservoir when the cap is re-
moved.
It should therefore only be removed
in order to refill the salt reservoir.
 Fill the reservoir with approx. 2 litres
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. 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 reser-
voir, run the QuickPowerWash pro-
gramme with the Short option and
without any crockery in the dish-
washer to dissolve and remove any
traces of salt from the cabinet.
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Before using for the first time
24
Add salt reminder
 Fill the salt reservoir with dishwasher
salt when the salt indicator light
comes on. (If it comes on during a
programme, wait until the end of the
programme).
 Risk of corrosion.
Immediately after filling the salt
reservoir, run the QuickPowerWash
programme with the Short option
and without any crockery in the dish-
washer to remove any traces of salt
from the cabinet.
After the salt reservoir has been filled,
the refill indicator may still be lit up if
the salt concentration has not yet
reached the correct level. It will go out
when the correct concentration is
reached.
The refill reminder will be switched off if
you have programmed the dishwasher
for a water hardness below 0.9 mmol/l
(5 °d - German scale).
If you only ever use combination
products in your dishwasher, you can
switch both refill reminders for salt
and rinse aid off if you wish (see "Pro-
gramme options, Refill reminders").
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to add salt
and rinse aid and to switch the re-
minders back on.
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Rinse aid
Rinse aid is necessary to ensure water
does not cling and leave marks on
crockery during the drying phase and
helps crockery dry faster after it has
been washed.
Rinse aid is poured into the storage
reservoir and the amount set is dis-
pensed automatically.
 Inadvertently filling the rinse aid
reservoir with washing-up liquid or
powder or liquid detergent will dam-
age the reservoir. Only pour rinse aid
formulated for domestic dishwashers
into the reservoir.
Alternatively, it is possible to use
– Household vinegar with a max. 5%
acid content
or
– Liquid citric acid up to 10% acid con-
tent
The resulting rinsing and drying quality
will not, however, be as good as when
rinse aid is used.
 Do not use vinegar with a higher
acid content (e.g. vinegar essence
25% acid).
This would damage the dishwasher.
If you only ever use combination
products containing rinse aid in your
dishwasher, you do not need to add
rinse aid.
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.
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 Add rinse aid only until it is visible in
the opening.
The rinse aid reservoir holds ap-
prox. 110 ml.
 Close the flap firmly so that it clicks
into place. Otherwise water can enter
the rinse aid reservoir during a pro-
gramme.
 Wipe up any spilled rinse aid. This
prevents over-foaming occurring dur-
ing the next programme.
Rinse aid refill reminder
When the Rinse aid indicator lights up,
the rinse aid reservoir contains suffi-
cient rinse aid for 2 - 3 programmes
only.
 Add rinse aid in plenty of time.
If you only ever use combination
products in your dishwasher, you can
switch both refill reminders for salt
and rinse aid off if you wish (see "Pro-
gramme options, Refill reminders").
If you switch to using detergent that
does not contain salt or rinse aid, it
is important to remember to add salt
and rinse aid and to switch the re-
minders back on.
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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 the "Adjust Automatic" programme
option (depending on model) has been
activated, the amount of rinse aid dis-
pensed in the Automatic programme
can be higher than that set.
If spots appear on crockery and glass-
ware:
 Increase the rinse aid dosage.
If clouding or smearing appears on
crockery and glassware:
 Decrease the rinse aid dosage.
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is switched on.
 Press the Start button in and whilst
holding it in switch the dishwasher
on using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed in for
at least four seconds until the Start
indicator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the pro-
cedure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button 3 times.
The  indicator will flash rapidly 3
times at intervals.
The dosage set will show in the display
after the  symbol.
The flashing sequence   will appear in
the display.
This indicates the factory default setting
3.
 Use the Start button to select the set-
ting required.
Each press on the button moves you
up a level. After reaching the highest
value the counter starts from the be-
ginning again.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button.
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Notes
Remove coarse food residues from
crockery.
There is no need to rinse items under
running water.
 Do not wash items soiled with
ash, sand, wax, lubricating grease or
paint in the dishwasher. These will
damage to the dishwasher.
Crockery can be loaded anywhere in
the baskets, but the following notes
should be observed:
– Do not place crockery and cutlery in-
side other pieces where they may be
concealed.
– Load the crockery 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 centre of the basket to
ensure better water coverage.
– Wide based items should be placed
at an angle so that water can run off
them freely.
– 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 rotat-
ing the spray arms.
– Make sure that small items cannot
fall through the holders in the bas-
kets.
Small items, e.g. lids, should there-
fore be placed in the cutlery tray or
cutlery basket (depending on model).
Some foodstuffs may contain natural
dyes, e.g. carrots, tomatoes or
ketchup. Plastic items in the dish-
washer may discolour if large quant-
ities of these foodstuffs find their
way into the dishwasher on the
crockery. The stability of plastic
items is not affected by this discol-
ouration.
Cleaning silver cutlery in the dish-
washer may also cause plastic items
to discolour.
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Items not suitable for dishwashers:
– Wooden cutlery and crockery or
items with wooden parts: these may
discolour and fade. The glue used in
these items is not dishwasher-proof
and wooden handles may come
loose after being washed in a dish-
washer.
– Craft items, antiques, valuable vases
and decorative glassware: such items
are not suitable for dishwashers.
– Plastic items which are not heat res-
istant: the high temperatures in the
dishwasher may cause them to melt
or lose shape.
– Copper, brass, tin and aluminium
items: these may discolour or be-
come matt.
– Colours painted over a glaze: these
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 spot-
ted at the end of a programme, 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 discolour.
These include egg yolk, onions, mayon-
naise, mustard, pulses, fish, fish brine
and marinades.
 Aluminium components (e.g.
cooker hood grease filters) must not
be cleaned with caustic alkaline
commercial or industrial cleaning
agents.
These may damage the material, or
in extreme cases, there is a risk of a
severe explosive chemical reaction
(such as an explosive oxyhydrogen
gas reaction).
Tip: When purchasing new crockery
and cutlery, make sure they are dish-
washer-proof.
Glass care
– Clouding may occur on glasses after
frequent washing. If delicate glass-
ware is washed in the dishwasher en-
sure that only very low temperatures
are used (see programme chart), or a
special glass-care programme is
used (depending on model). This will
reduce the risk of clouding.
– Purchase glassware which is dish-
washer safe (e.g. Riedel glassware).
– Use detergents with glass protective
additives.
– Visit "http://www.miele-
glasscare.com/international/en/
glasscare/english" for more informa-
tion on glass care.
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FlexAssist
The yellow coded FlexAssist parts in-
dicate which elements of the dish-
washer baskets and cutlery tray are
moveable. They also act as grips and
have symbols embossed on them to
show what the moveable parts are used
for.
Upper basket
See "Loading the dishwasher, Loading
examples" for examples of how to
load crockery and cutlery.
 For safety reasons, do not oper-
ate the dishwasher without the upper
and lower baskets in place (except
when running the Tall items pro-
gramme, if available).
 Use the upper basket for small, light-
weight and delicate items such as
cups, saucers, glasses, dessert
bowls, etc.
Shallow pans or casserole dishes can
also be placed in the upper basket.
 Long items such as soup ladles, mix-
ing spoons and long knives should be
placed lying down across the front of
the upper basket.
Cup rack
 Raise the rack upwards using the yel-
low lever  to make room for tall
items.
Glasses can be arranged along the cup
rack for support during the programme.
 Lower the cup rack and lean the
glasses against it.
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Adjusting the upper basket
In order to gain more space for taller
pieces of crockery in the lower or upper
basket, the upper basket can be adjus-
ted on three levels with 2 cm between
each level.
The upper basket can also be set at an
angle with one side high and the other
side low. This can be useful to help pre-
vent water being left in deep dishes etc.
Ensure, however, that the basket can
be inserted smoothly into the cabinet. It
is better to adjust the basket before
loading it.
 Pull out the upper basket.
To raise the upper basket:
 Lift the basket up until it clicks into
place.
To lower the upper basket:
 Pull upwards on the levers at either
side of the upper basket.
 Adjust the basket to the desired
height and then push the levers se-
curely back down into position.
Depending on the setting of the upper
basket, the following plate dimensions
can be accommodated.
Dishwashers with cutlery basket
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
level
Plate  in cm
Upper basket Lower
basket
Stand-
ard
XXL
Top 20 24 31 (35*)
Middle 22 26 29
Bottom 24 28 27
Dishwashers with cutlery tray
(see data plate for model number)
Upper
basket
level
Plate  in cm
Upper basket Lower
basket
Stand-
ard
XXL
Top 15 19 31 (35*)
Middle 17 21 29
Bottom 19 23 27
* When tilted, plates of up to 35 cm can be
accommodated (see "Lower basket).
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Lower basket
See "Loading the dishwasher, Loading
examples" for examples of how to
load crockery and cutlery.
 Use the lower basket for larger and
heavier items such as plates, serving
platters, saucepans, serving dishes,
etc.
Glasses, cups and small items such
as saucers can also be placed in the
lower basket.
 Place very large plates in the centre
of the lower basket.
When tilted, plates up to 35 cm in dia-
meter can be accommodated.
MultiComfort zone
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for washing cups, glasses, plates
and pots.
 The glass rack can be raised to make
more room for tall items.
 Stemware, e.g. wine glasses or
champagne flutes, can be leaned
against the glass rack or suspended
from it.
You can set the glass rack at two differ-
ent heights.
 Slide the glass rack to the desired
height until the catches click into
place at the top or rest on the bot-
tom.
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Hinged spikes (depending on model)
The spikes at the front are used for
washing plates, soup bowls, platters,
dessert bowls, and saucers.
The spikes can be lowered to make
more room for large items, e.g. pots,
pans and serving dishes.
 Press the yellow lever downwards ,
and then lower the spikes .
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Cutlery
3D Cutlery tray + (depending on
model)
See "Loading the dishwasher, Loading
examples" for examples of how to
load crockery and cutlery.
 Arrange the cutlery in the tray as
shown.
To make unloading easier, cutlery
should be grouped in zones, one for
knives, one for forks, one for spoons,
etc.
Spoon heads should be placed in con-
tact with at least one of the serrated re-
tainers on the base of the cutlery tray to
ensure that water runs off them freely.
For optimum cleaning results arrange
spoons with the inner part facing the
centre of the cutlery tray.
The upper spray arm must not be
blocked by items which are too big
(e.g. cake slices).
The side sections of the tray can be
moved into the middle using the yellow
grips in order to accommodate tall
items of crockery in the upper basket
(see also "Upper basket, glass rail").
If spoon handles do not fit between the
holders, then lay them the other way
round.
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You can use the yellow slide to adjust
the height of the middle section of the
cutlery tray to make more room for large
items of cutlery, such as serving
spoons and ladles.
Both rows of spikes in the middle sec-
tion of the cutlery tray can be flipped
over to make room for larger pieces of
cutlery.
 Raise the spikes  and then flip them
over .
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Cutlery basket (depending on model)
The cutlery basket can be placed any-
where on the front rows of spikes in the
lower basket.
 To avoid the risk of injury, knives and
forks should be placed with the
handles upwards in the basket. How-
ever, cutlery placed handle down in
the basket will come out cleaner and
drier.
 Place small items of cutlery in the in-
dividual slots on three sides of the
cutlery basket.
Cutlery insert for the cutlery basket
Use the insert supplied for heavily
soiled items of cutlery. The insert separ-
ates the items so that they can be more
easily accessed by water.
 Fit it onto the cutlery basket if re-
quired.
 Insert cutlery with the handles facing
downwards.
 Arrange them evenly along the insert.
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Loading examples
Dishwashers with cutlery tray
Upper basket
Lower basket
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Cutlery tray
Heavily soiled items
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Dishwashers with cutlery basket
Upper basket
Lower basket
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40
Cutlery basket
Heavily soiled items
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Operation
41
Detergent
 Only use detergents formulated
for domestic dishwashers. Do not
use washing-up liquid.
Active ingredients
Modern detergents contain various act-
ive ingredients, the most important of
which are:
– Complexing agents to prevent calci-
fication.
– Alkalis to aid removal of dried on soil-
ing.
– Enzymes to break down starch and
loosen protein.
– Oxygen based bleaching agents to
remove coloured stains (e.g. tea, cof-
fee, tomato sauce).
Most dishwasher detergents are mildly
alkaline and contain enzymes and oxy-
gen based bleaching agents.
Types of detergent:
– Powder and liquid gel detergents.
These detergents allow you to adjust
the amount dispensed according to
the size of the load and level of soil-
ing.
– Tab detergents. These are suitable for
most levels of soiling.
You can also buy combination products
(see "Programme options, DetergentA-
gent", 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 pro-
tective 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 combination products are
suitable for the water hardness level in
your area.
Please note that the cleaning and dry-
ing results of combination detergents
can vary greatly.
For optimum cleaning and drying res-
ults, use Miele dishwasher detergent
and add Miele salt and Miele rinse aid
separately. See "Optional accessor-
ies".
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Operation
42
Detergent dosage
 Follow the dosage recommended by
the manufacturer on the packaging.
 Unless directed otherwise, use one
detergent tab or add 20 to 30 ml de-
tergent to compartment II, depending
on the level of soiling. With very
heavy soiling you can also add a
small amount of detergent to com-
partment l.
 Tabs may not dissolve completely
when the QuickPowerWash pro-
gramme (if available) is used.
Failure to dispense the recommen-
ded amount of detergent may impair
cleaning results.
 Dishwasher detergents can
cause burning in the nose, mouth
and throat if swallowed, or inhibit
breathing.
Avoid inhalation of powder deter-
gents and do not ingest dishwasher
detergent. Seek medical attention
immediately if detergent has been
swallowed or inhaled.
Keep detergent out of the reach of
children at all times. Keep children
away from the dishwasher when the
door is open. There could still be de-
tergent residues in the cabinet. Only
add detergent just before starting the
programme and close the door, ac-
tivating the safety lock (if your dish-
washer is fitted with one).
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Operation
43
Adding detergent
 Press the opening catch on the deter-
gent dispenser. The flap will spring
open.
The flap is always open at the end of a
programme.
 Add the required amount of detergent
and close the flap.
 Make sure that the detergent pack-
aging is properly closed after use to
avoid it getting damp and clumping
together.
For information
Compartment I holds max. 10 ml,
Compartment II holds max. 50 ml of de-
tergent.
There are marks in compartment II to
assist with dispensing: 20, 30. The
marks indicate a level of approx. 20 or
30 ml when the door is open in a hori-
zontal position.
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Operation
44
Switching on
 Make sure the spray arms can rotate
freely.
 Close the door.
 Open the stopcock, if it is closed.
 Switch the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The Start indicator light flashes and the
indicator light comes on next to the pro-
gramme selected.
Switch the Memory function on (see
"Programme options, Memory") if you
want the last programme selected to
remain selected instead of the ECO
programme.
Selecting a programme
Choose your programme according to
the type of load and how dirty it is.
The different programmes and their
uses are described in the Programme
chart later on in this booklet.
 Use the programme selector button
 to select the programme required.
The indicator light for the programme
selected will light up.
The programme duration will appear in
hours and minutes in the display.
You can now select programme op-
tions (see "Programme options").
If any programme options are selected,
the appropriate indicator lights will also
light up.
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Operation
45
Starting a programme
 Press the Start button.
The programme will begin.
The Start indicator light will come on.
A programme should only be can-
celled in the first few minutes, if at
all. Otherwise important programme
stages could be omitted.
Time display
The duration of the programme selected
appears in hours and minutes in the
display before the programme begins.
During the programme the time left until
the end of the programme is displayed.
The programme duration displayed may
vary with the same programme. It is in-
fluenced by, among other things, the
water temperature at each intake, the
reactivation process, the water soften-
ing unit, the type of detergent, the
amount of crockery and how dirty it is.
When a programme is selected for the
first time, the display will show the aver-
age programme duration for a cold wa-
ter intake.
The durations shown in the Programme
chart refer to standard test loads and
temperatures.
Each time a programme is run, the elec-
tronic unit calculates the programme
duration required according to the tem-
perature of the water taken into the
dishwasher and the amount of crockery.
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Operation
46
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 programme (see "Programme op-
tions, Optimise standby").
 Press the  button to switch the
dishwasher back on.
The dishwasher will not switch off
whilst a programme is running, during
the Delay start period or if there is a
fault.
At the end of the programme
The programme has finished when .
appears in the time display and the
door has opened slightly.
With the QuickPowerWash programme
the door will not open until a few
minutes after the programme has fin-
ished.
The drying fan may continue to run for
a few minutes at the end of the pro-
gramme.
 Open the door completely to re-en-
gage the door closing mechanism.
You can now empty the dishwasher.
 If you have deactivated the auto-
matic door opening function (see
"Programme options, AutoOpen"),
and would like to open the door as
soon as the programme has finished
make sure that you open the door
fully.
Otherwise steam from the dish-
washer could damage the edge of
the worktop because the fan is no
longer running.
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Operation
47
Switching off
At the end of a programme:
 The dishwasher can be switched off
at any time using the  button.
Switching the dishwasher off during a
programme stops the programme.
Switching 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.
whilst on holiday, the stopcock
should be closed.
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.
If you open the door fully after switching
off, the dishes will cool much faster.
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 fall-
ing onto the dishes in the lower basket.
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Operation
48
Interrupting a programme
A programme is interrupted as soon as
the door is opened.
If the door is closed again, the pro-
gramme will continue from the point it
was at before the door was opened.
 Water in the dishwasher may be
hot. Danger of scalding.
Only open the door if absolutely ne-
cessary and exercise extreme cau-
tion when doing so. Before closing
the door again, leave it ajar for ap-
prox. 20 seconds. This will enable
the temperature in the wash cabinet
to settle. Then raise the door up and
push until the catch engages.
Changing a programme
If the detergent dispenser flap has
already opened, do not change the
programme.
If a programme has already started and
you wish to change it, proceed as fol-
lows:
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button.
 Switch the dishwasher on again with
the  button.
 Select the programme you want, and
then start it.
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Programme options
49
Short 
The Short  option reduces the dura-
tion of programmes in which this option
is available (see "Programme chart").
In order to achieve optimum cleaning
results consumption rates are increased
with this option.
When used in combination with the
"QuickPowerWash" programme, the
Short  option results in a wash pro-
gramme without drying or automatic
opening of the door (if available).
 Switch the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The Start indicator light will flash.
 Select a programme.
 Press the  button.
The  indicator will light up.
 You can now start a programme.
The option selected will remain active
for that particular programme until the
setting is changed.
DetergentAgent
For optimum cleaning results, the dish-
washer automatically adjusts the pro-
gramme sequence to the type of deter-
gent being used. Depending on the pro-
gramme, this can mean that the running
time and energy consumption vary
slightly.
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Programme options
50
Refill reminders
If you only ever use combination
products in your dishwasher, you can
switch the refill reminders for salt and
rinse aid off if you wish. Doing so will
not affect the DetergentAgent function.
 Switch the dishwasher off with the 
button, if it is switched on.
 Press the Start button in and whilst
holding it in switch the dishwasher
on using the  button.
Keep the Start button pressed in for
at least four seconds until the Start
indicator light comes on.
If this does not happen, start the pro-
cedure from the beginning again.
 Press the  button nine times.
The  indicator will flash rapidly nine
times at intervals.
The flashing sequence in the display in-
dicates whether the refill indicators
have been activated or not.
–  : Refill indicators activated
–  : Refill indicators deactivated
 Press the Start button to change the
setting.
The setting is now stored in memory.
 Switch 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 salt
and rinse aid and to switch the re-
minders back on.

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