Miele Washing Machine.

Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:14 pm

I just bought a used Miele W1903 washing machine off of Craigslist. The funny thing was, when my wife knocked on the door the lady selling it was an old friend of hers.

Does anybody have a Miele washer or dryer?

The main problem is that even a washing machine from Miele uses the 4-prong 220 volt outlet. It's because the washer has an internal water heater that can heat the water to 170 degrees and the machine doesn't even have a hose for hot water, just a cold water hose.

So what do I do about the electric?

I guess I should just convert my GE dryer over to the "new" 4-prong cord and then keep switching them out as needed.
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:41 pm

open the dryer plug --- ukhem -- you may wish to pull the breaker first -- and over wire the "modern" plug into it

now there -- just use one or the other - or "watts" the worst case = the breaker will trip

guess where that "fourth" wire gets tied to :?
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:41 pm

There is some info on the plug here. http://www.miele.ca/miele/canada/Operat ... 190-00.pdf
I personally would run a 220 outlet for it. No sense having a world class piece of equipment limping on one leg. :)
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: Coalfire On: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:00 pm

coaledsweat wrote:. No sense having a world class piece of equipment limping on one leg. :)



World class until it breaks than you better have a world class bank account to pay for the repairs :lol: , kinda like a BMW or MB




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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:24 pm

Well, I actually installed the washer the correct way. I opened the main electrical panel, made some improvements to the lousy job done by a previous electrician, and installed the proper 15 amp/240 volt double-pole circuit breaker required for this German washing machine.

Eventually I'll repair the Staber, but for now the Miele is purring away like a German Tiger tank.
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:27 pm

Coalfire wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:. No sense having a world class piece of equipment limping on one leg. :)



World class until it breaks than you better have a world class bank account to pay for the repairs :lol: , kinda like a BMW or MB




Eric

Explains why I've never heard of one before. :lol:
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: theo On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:28 am

:D :D Same here !!
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:04 pm

Well, I bought the most American made of all washing machines and it failed me after just three years.

And before the Staber, I had bought the Whirlpool Duet which lasted less than a week before it broke. So, I am giving this German made machine a chance.
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:12 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:Well, I bought the most American made of all washing machines and it failed me after just three years.

And before the Staber, I had bought the Whirlpool Duet which lasted less than a week before it broke. So, I am giving this German made machine a chance.





Where did you buy the whirlpool?
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:04 pm

According to this older Wired.com interview with Steve jobs, even the Apple CEO owned a Miele.

Steve Jobs: "Design is not limited to fancy new gadgets. Our family just bought a new washing machine and dryer. We didn't have a very good one so we spent a little time looking at them. It turns out that the Americans make washers and dryers all wrong. The Europeans make them much better - but they take twice as long to do clothes! It turns out that they wash them with about a quarter as much water and your clothes end up with a lot less detergent on them. Most important, they don't trash your clothes. They use a lot less soap, a lot less water, but they come out much cleaner, much softer, and they last a lot longer.

We spent some time in our family talking about what's the trade-off we want to make. We ended up talking a lot about design, but also about the values of our family. Did we care most about getting our wash done in an hour versus an hour and a half? Or did we care most about our clothes feeling really soft and lasting longer? Did we care about using a quarter of the water? We spent about two weeks talking about this every night at the dinner table. We'd get around to that old washer-dryer discussion. And the talk was about design.

We ended up opting for these Miele appliances, made in Germany. They're too expensive, but that's just because nobody buys them in this country. They are really wonderfully made and one of the few products we've bought over the last few years that we're all really happy about. These guys really thought the process through. They did such a great job designing these washers and dryers. I got more thrill out of them than I have out of any piece of high tech in years."
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Re: Miele Washing Machine.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:26 am

I bought the Whirpool from Sears and it was NOT a reconditioned or scratch and dent. So, as soon as it broke I called Sears, packed up the washing machine in the back of my truck and drove it back to the store. :mad:
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