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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Dishwasher
  • Model/name: G 6890 SCVi K2O
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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. 10 384 680
HG05
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Contents
2
Guide to the appliance..........................................................................................  5
Overview.................................................................................................................. 5
Control panel........................................................................................................... 6
Display..................................................................................................................... 7
Warning and Safety instructions..........................................................................  8
Caring for the environment ................................................................................  17
Energy saving washing.......................................................................................... 18
EcoFeedback consumption indicator.................................................................... 19
Before using for the first time ............................................................................  20
Opening the door .................................................................................................. 20
Emergency door opener................................................................................... 21
Closing the door.................................................................................................... 21
Basic settings........................................................................................................ 22
Before using the appliance for the first time, you require: .................................... 24
Dishwasher salt ..................................................................................................... 24
Adding salt ....................................................................................................... 25
Add salt reminder ............................................................................................. 26
Rinse aid................................................................................................................ 27
Adding rinse aid ............................................................................................... 27
Add rinse aid reminder ..................................................................................... 28
Loading the dishwasher......................................................................................  29
Notes..................................................................................................................... 29
FlexAssist .............................................................................................................. 31
Upper basket......................................................................................................... 31
Adjusting the upper basket .............................................................................. 34
Lower basket......................................................................................................... 35
Cutlery................................................................................................................... 38
3D Cutlery tray + (depending on model) .......................................................... 38
Cutlery basket (depending on model) .............................................................. 40
Loading examples ................................................................................................. 41
Dishwashers with cutlery tray........................................................................... 41
Dishwashers with cutlery basket ..................................................................... 43
Operation..............................................................................................................  45
Detergent............................................................................................................... 45
Adding detergent.............................................................................................. 47
Switching on.......................................................................................................... 48
Selecting a programme ......................................................................................... 48
Starting the programme ........................................................................................ 49
Time display .......................................................................................................... 49
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Contents
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Energy management ............................................................................................. 50
At the end of the programme ................................................................................ 50
Switching off.......................................................................................................... 51
Unloading the dishwasher..................................................................................... 51
Interrupting a programme...................................................................................... 52
Changing a programme......................................................................................... 52
Programme options.............................................................................................  53
Options.................................................................................................................. 53
FlexiTimer.............................................................................................................. 54
Heat exchanger ..................................................................................................... 58
DetergentAgent ..................................................................................................... 59
Programme chart ................................................................................................  60
Further programmes  ........................................................................................ 64
Cleaning and care ...............................................................................................  65
Cleaning the wash cabinet.................................................................................... 65
Cleaning the door and the door seal..................................................................... 65
Cleaning the control panel .................................................................................... 65
Cleaning the reflector panel .................................................................................. 65
Cleaning the door front ......................................................................................... 66
Checking the filters in the wash cabinet ............................................................... 67
Cleaning the filters................................................................................................. 67
Cleaning the spray arms........................................................................................ 69
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................  70
Technical problems ............................................................................................... 70
Water inlet fault ..................................................................................................... 73
Water drainage fault .............................................................................................. 74
General problems.................................................................................................. 75
Noises.................................................................................................................... 77
Unsatisfactory washing result ............................................................................... 78
Maintenance ........................................................................................................  81
Cleaning the water inlet filter................................................................................. 81
Cleaning the drain pump and non-return valve..................................................... 82
After sales service...............................................................................................  83
Repairs .................................................................................................................. 83
Guarantee.............................................................................................................. 83
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................... 83
Optional accessories ..........................................................................................  84
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Contents
4
Miele@home.........................................................................................................  86
Electrical connection ..........................................................................................  88
Plumbing ..............................................................................................................  89
The Miele waterproof anti-leak system ................................................................. 89
Connection to the water supply ............................................................................ 89
Drainage ................................................................................................................ 91
Technical data......................................................................................................  92
Technical data ....................................................................................................... 92
Settings menu......................................................................................................  93
Open the Settings menu ....................................................................................... 93
Language  ........................................................................................................... 94
Time of day............................................................................................................ 94
Water hardness ..................................................................................................... 95
Rinse aid................................................................................................................ 96
Consumption (EcoFeedback)................................................................................ 96
EcoStart................................................................................................................. 97
Networking ............................................................................................................ 99
Miele@home.......................................................................................................... 99
Soak .................................................................................................................... 103
Pre-wash ............................................................................................................. 103
Brightness ........................................................................................................... 103
Volume................................................................................................................. 104
Memory ............................................................................................................... 104
Refill reminders.................................................................................................... 105
Check filters ........................................................................................................ 105
Automatic ............................................................................................................ 105
AutoOpen ............................................................................................................ 106
Knock2open ........................................................................................................ 106
Optimise standby ................................................................................................ 107
BrilliantLight......................................................................................................... 107
Heat exchanger ................................................................................................... 107
Software version.................................................................................................. 108
Showroom programme........................................................................................ 108
Factory default..................................................................................................... 108
To close the Settings menu................................................................................. 108
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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
l In-operation indicator light
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Guide to the appliance
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Control panel
a In-operation indicator light
b Programmes
c Option buttons with indicator lights
d Arrow buttons 
e  button (FlexiTimer) with indicator
light
f OK button
g Display
h Programme selector button 
i 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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Guide to the appliance
7
Display
General
The display is used to select or set the
following:
– the programme
– the FlexiTimer (Delay start)
– the Settings menu
The display can show the following:
– the stage the programme is at
– the estimated time left for the pro-
gramme to run
– the energy and water consumption
(EcoFeedback)
– any relevant fault messages and in-
formation
To save energy, the dishwasher
switches off after a few minutes if you
do not press any buttons during this
time.
To switch the dishwasher back on
again, press the  button.
Settings menu
The Settings menu is used to alter the
dishwasher's electronics to suit differ-
ent requirements. You access the Set-
tings menu by pressing a specific but-
ton combination (see "Settings menu").
The arrows in the display indicate fur-
ther options. You can use the  arrow
buttons next to the display, as appropri-
ate, to select these further options.
The OK button is used to confirm a
message or setting and also to move to
the next menu or another level.
The option which is selected will have a
tick  next to it.
To exit a sub-menu, use the  arrow
buttons to select the Back  option in
the display and confirm your choice
with OK.
If you do not press any of the buttons
for several seconds, the display with re-
turn to the previous level. You may need
to enter your settings again.
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Warning and Safety instructions
8
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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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 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
17
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
18
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.
– If your dishwasher is connected to a
hot water supply select the SolarSave
programme for washing a lightly to
normally soiled load. Because the
water is not heated in this pro-
gramme, crockery may still be slightly
damper at the end of this programme
than it would be with other pro-
grammes.
– 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.
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Caring for the environment
19
EcoFeedback consumption in-
dicator
The Consumption function is used for
calling up information about the energy
and water consumption of your dish-
washer (see "Settings menu, Consump-
tion").
Three different types of information can
be displayed:
– an estimate of the consumption be-
fore the programme begins
– the actual consumption at the end of
the programme
– the total consumption of the dish-
washer
1. Consumption estimate:
After a programme has been selected,
first the name of the programme and
after a few seconds the estimated en-
ergy and water consumption will appear
in the display.
The estimated consumption levels will
be displayed as a bar chart. The more
bars (  ) in the display, the more en-
ergy or water will be used.
The values are influenced by the pro-
gramme selected and any programme
options selected.
The display will change automatically to
show the time remaining.
The consumption indicator is switched
on as standard. However, you can also
switch the indicator off (see "Settings
menu, Consumption").
2. Actual consumption
At the end of the programme you can
call up the actual amount of energy and
water used by the programme which
has just been run.
 Open the door at the end of the pro-
gramme.
 Press OK when the Consumption (OK)
message appears in the display.
Switching the dishwasher off at the
end of the programme will delete the
actual consumption values for the
programme which has just been run.
3. "Consumption" setting
The Consumption setting gives a total of
the energy and water which has been
used in all previous dishwasher pro-
grammes (see "Settings menu, Con-
sumption").
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Before using for the first time
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Opening the door
This dishwasher has a motorised door
opener which is activated by knocking
on the door front ("Knock2open func-
tion").
 Knock twice in quick succession on
the top third of the door front
The door will open a little.
 There are two dark grips inside the
door at the top.
Take hold of them and pull to release
the door lock.
The door locking pins will retract.
If the door is opened during operation
all functions are automatically interrup-
ted.
The number of knocks required for
opening the door can be changed if
wished (see "Settings, Knock2open").
 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.
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 "Settings menu, AutoOpen").
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Before using for the first time
21
Emergency door opener
If the door will not open when knocked
or if there is a power cut the door can
be opened manually with the
Knock2open device supplied with the
dishwasher.
 Push the device into the gap between
the dishwasher front and the neigh-
bouring unit door about 15 cm below
the worktop.
 Turn the device clockwise , until it
grips behind the dishwasher front.
 Then use it to pull the door open.
Closing the door
 Push the baskets right in.
 Raise the door upwards until the
catch engages.
The door will then close automatically.
 Danger of injury.
Do not put your hand inside the door
as it is closing.
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Before using for the first time
22
Basic settings
 Open the door.
 Switch the dishwasher on with the 
button.
The welcome screen will appear when
the dishwasher is switched on for the
first time.
Language
The display will then change automatic-
ally to the screen for setting the lan-
guage.
 Use the  arrows to select the lan-
guage you want and also the country,
if appropriate, and confirm your se-
lection with OK.
See "Guide to the appliance, Display"
for more information about the display
and controls.
A tick  will appear next to the lan-
guage that has been set.
Time of day
The display will then change to the
screen for setting the time.
The current time of day must be set be-
fore you can use the "FlexiTimer" pro-
gramme option.
 Use the  arrows to set the hour
and confirm with OK.
 Then set the minutes and confirm
with OK.
Keeping the  arrow buttons
pressed in, will increase and decrease
the time automatically.
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Before using for the first time
23
Water hardness
The display will change to the screen
for setting the water hardness.
– 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).
 Use the  arrows to select your
water hardness level and confirm with
OK.
See "Settings menu, Water hardness"
for more information.
Finally, prompts will appear in the dis-
play.
After confirming these prompts with
OK, the messages  Add salt and 
Add rinse aid may appear.
 Add salt and rinse aid if necessary
(see "Before using for the first time",
"Dishwasher salt" and "Rinse aid").
 Confirm the messages with OK.
The programme selected will appear
briefly in the display and the appropri-
ate indicator light will come on.
Then, if applicable, the estimated en-
ergy and water consumption for the
programme selected will appear for a
few seconds.
Finally, the display will show the estim-
ated programme duration for the pro-
gramme selected.
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Before using for the first time
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Before using the appliance for
the first time, you require:
– approx. 1 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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Adding salt
 When filling the salt reservoir only
open the door halfway to ensure
that all the salt gets into the reservoir.
 Press the button on the top of the salt
reservoir in the direction of the arrow.
The flap will spring open.
 Lift up the funnel.
Do not fill the reservoir with water.
 Add salt only until the reservoir is full
or until water runs out of the opening.
The salt reservoir holds approx. 1 kg
of salt, depending on the brand used.
Do not add any more than 1 kg of
salt.
As the salt reservoir is filled, displaced
water may overflow.
 Clean any excess salt from around
the reservoir opening, and then close
the flap.
 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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Add salt reminder
 When  Add salt appears in the dis-
play wait until the end of the pro-
gramme and then refill the salt reser-
voir.
 Confirm with OK.
The refill reminder will go out.
 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 reminder 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 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 containing salt and rinse aid
in your dishwasher, you can switch the
reminders off if you wish (see "Set-
tings menu, 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.
You can adjust the rinse aid dosage
for best results (see "Settings menu,
Rinse aid").
Add rinse aid reminder
When the  Add rinse aid message ap-
pears, the reservoir contains sufficient
rinse aid for 2 - 3 programmes only.
 Add rinse aid in plenty of time.
 Confirm with OK.
The refill reminder will go out.
If you only ever use combination
products containing salt and rinse aid
in your dishwasher, you can switch
both reminders off if you wish (see
"Settings menu, 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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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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Hinged spikes
The rows of spikes can be lowered to
make more room for larger items such
as casserole dishes.
 Press the yellow lever downwards 
and then lower the spikes .
Jumbo cup rack (depending on model)
The cup rack can be set at two different
widths so that it can also accommodate
large cups.
 Pull the cup rack upwards and click it
back into position at the required
width.
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Glass rail
This rail is designed to hold tall glasses
and stemware securely.
 Lower the rail with the yellow lever 
and lean tall glasses against it.
 You can also move one of the side in-
serts in the cutlery tray to make more
room for tall glasses (see "Cutlery, 3D
cutlery tray").
Adjusting the height
You can set the glass rail at two differ-
ent heights.
 Pull the rail upwards and click it back
into position at the required height.
Use the low setting for small glasses
and tumblers.
Use the high setting for tall glasses and
stemware.
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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.
Removable MultiComfort insert
The rear section of the lower basket is
used for washing cups, glasses, plates
and pots.
You can remove the MultiComfort insert
to make more room for larger items
such as pans and casserole dishes.
To remove the insert
 Pull the yellow handle forwards and
remove the insert.
To replace the insert
 Fit the insert into the lower basket
with the hooks going under the long
cross-piece .
 Press down on the insert until it clicks
into position .
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FlexCare glass holder
Silicone padding in the FlexCare glass
holder provides a stable and secure
hold for delicate stemware.
 Stemware, e.g. wine glasses, cham-
pagne flutes and beer glasses, can
be leaned against the glass rack or
suspended from it.
 The glass rack can be raised to make
more room for tall items.
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.
Glass rail
This rail is designed to hold tall glasses
and stemware securely.
 Lower the rail and lean tall glasses
against it.
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Hinged spikes
The spikes at the front are used for
washing plates, soup bowls, platters,
dessert bowls, and saucers.
Both rows of 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 .
Bottle holder
The bottle holder can be used to wash
narrow items, e.g. milk and baby
bottles.
 If the bottle holder is not needed, lift
it up  and fold the sides down ,
as illustrated.
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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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Cutlery basket
Heavily soiled items
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Operation
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
Switching on
 Open the stopcock, if it is closed.
 Open the door.
 Make sure the spray arms can rotate
freely.
 Press the  button for at least 2
seconds.
The programme selected will appear
briefly in the display and the appropri-
ate indicator light will come on.
Then, if applicable, the estimated en-
ergy and water consumption for the
programme selected will appear for a
few seconds.
Finally, the display will show the estim-
ated programme duration for the pro-
gramme selected.
Switch the Memory function on (see
"Settings menu, Memory") if you want
the last programme selected to remain
selected instead of the ECO pro-
gramme.
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 next to the pro-
gramme selected will come on.
Further programmes are selected via
the Further  option.
 Use the programme selector button
 to select the Further  option.
The first of the further programmes will
appear in the display.
 Use the  arrow buttons to select
the programme required.
During the course of the programme
you can use OK to display the name of
the programme which is currently run-
ning.
You can now select programme options
(see "Programme options").
If any programme options are selected,
the appropriate indicator lights will also
light up.
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Operation
49
Starting the programme
 Start the programme by closing the
door.
The programme will begin.
The in-operation indicator comes on to
show that a programme has been star-
ted.
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 estimated duration of the pro-
gramme selected appears the display
before the programme begins. During
the programme, the time left until the
end of the programme is displayed.
Symbols appear to indicate which stage
the programme is at:
 Pre-wash / Soak
 Main wash
 Interim rinse
 Final rinse
 Drying
 Finish
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
50
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 "Settings menu,
Optimise standby").
 Press the  button to switch the
dishwasher back on.
The dishwasher will not switch off
whilst a programme or the FlexiTimer
is running or if there is a fault.
At the end of the programme
At the end of a programme, the In-oper-
ation indicator light will be visible flash-
ing slowly with the door shut. The
buzzer might also be sounding.
The In-operation indicator light will go
out 10 minutes after the end of the pro-
gramme if the door is closed.
The programme has finished when the
door has opened slightly (if applicable)
and  Finished appears in the display.
In the QuickPowerWash programme the
door will not open until a few minutes
after the programme has finished.
If the Consumption programmable func-
tion is switched on, you can now call up
the actual energy and water consump-
tion of the programme which has just
finished (see "Caring for the environ-
ment, EcoFeedback consumption indic-
ator").
The drying fan may continue to run for
a few minutes at the end of the pro-
gramme.
You can now empty the dishwasher.
 If you have deactivated the auto-
matic door opening function (see
"Settings menu, AutoOpen"), but
would still like to open the door at
the end of the programme, then
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.

Question & answers

Hi - can you please tell me where the door spring adjustment screw is for the 6890 - and what type of tool I will need to make the adjustment. Apologies if I’ve missed this in the manual. Many thanks, Nick

Published on 2 years ago by Nick Rhodes

Hello, I wanted to know if your Dishwasher tabs, rinse aid and salt are compatible with this Dishwasher, because on your site it says that it isn't. Surely that can't be right Many thanks Max

Published on 2 years ago by Max Cottle

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