Miele fashion master b 13-12 chicago

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions


    Operating instructions Fashion Master (steam ironing system) B 1312 B 1826 B 1847 en - GB To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance, it is essential to read these instructions before it is installed, set up and used for the first time.

  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Electrical and electronic appliances often contain valuable materials. They The packaging is designed to protect also contain materials which, if handled the appliance from damage during or disposed of incorrectly, could be transportation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment......... 2 Disposal of your old appliance.

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    Contents Switching off............ 36 Storage.

  • Page 5: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation. The appliance can only be used by people with reduced...

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    Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children Children under 14 years of age must be kept away from the appliance unless they are constantly supervised. Children 14 years and older may only use the appliance unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.

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    If the connection cable is damaged it must be replaced with a special cable of the same type available from Miele. For safety reasons this must only be fitted by Miele Service or a Miele authorised service technician. Do not use the appliance if the ironing table cover is damaged.

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    Warning and Safety instructions During installation, maintenance and repair work, the appliance must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply. Do not damage, remove or bypass the safety features, fixtures and control elements of this appliance. Any removable outer panels must be fitted in place, and all moving or electrical parts shielded before it is switched on.

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    Warning and Safety instructions The steam ironing system must be assembled when ironing, however the steamer can be used when the system is dismantled. Ensure that the electrical connection cable does not present a trip hazard when unwound. When the appliance is heated up there is an acute danger of burning from contact with the sole plate of the iron or the steamer jets.

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    Frozen water can cause damage to the water container, steam generator and steam hose. Using accessories Accessory parts may only be fitted when expressly approved by Miele. Using spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.

  • Page 11: Guide To The Appliance

    Residual water container m Rollers h Upper storage compartment for the n Release mechanism iron and the steam hose holder Supplied as standard only with B 1847. Available as an optional accessory for B 1312 and B 1826.

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    Guide to the appliance h On/Off button s with indicator light i Steam ready indicator light j Water container empty k indicator light k Steam generator too hot l indicator light a Handle with rotary dial for height l Empty residual water container 2 adjustment and folding the appliance indicator light m Descale k indicator light...

  • Page 13: Moving The Fashion Master

    Moving the Fashion Master The appliance is fitted with two rollers, so it can be pulled or pushed across an even surface when folded up. Two people are required to carry the Fashion Master up or down stairs. It should always be carried with the ironing table underneath.

  • Page 14: Assembling

    Assembling ^ Take the Fashion Master to the place The ironing table is held independently where it is to be set up. in this position. ^ Pull upwards on the release ^ Pull the ironing table upwards with mechanism with one hand. Hold the both hands into a horizontal position tower tightly by the handle with the until you hear a click.

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    Assembling The Fashion Master is now assembled in its lowest working position - a height of approx. 83 cm.

  • Page 16: Adjusting The Height

    Assembling Adjusting the height You can adjust the Fashion Master to suit your working height. Take care not to trap the electrical connection cable in the mechanism. Ensure that the ironing table has clicked into place on both sides of the tower otherwise you will not be able to adjust the height.

  • Page 17: Connection

    Connection The Fashion Master system is supplied for connection to a 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz mains electricity supply and is fitted with a moulded plug. ^ Guide the electrical connection cable through the grove provided and close the lower storage compartment again.

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    Connection ^ Close the storage compartment lid ^ Connect the iron by plugging the again. steam hose into the steam connection. Pull back the sliding mechanism on the steam hose plug and release it when it is plugged in. ^ Plug the steam hose holder into one of the sockets provided.

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    Connection ^ To avoid damaging or discolouration to the ironing table cover, always place the iron on the resting surface during pauses in ironing. Condensation can form on the resting surface. However, this does not affect the functioning of the steam ironing system.

  • Page 20: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Water hardness It is helpful to get to know the FashionMaster before using it for the To ensure problem-free functioning and first time so that you will be able to so that the descaling reminder appears make use of all the functions.

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    Before using for the first time If you cannot find out the water If your water hardness is different from hardness level, you can use the test this, you must adjust it to the strip provided: corresponding value. Where the water hardness fluctuates e.g.

  • Page 22: Setting The Water Hardness Level

    Before using for the first time ^ Briefly press the j button to select Setting the water hardness the number of flashes which equates level to your water hardness level. Water hardness is programmed using Each press of the button moves you the control panel on the tower.

  • Page 23: Switching On

    Switching on Switching on the Fashion Filling the water container Master If the water container is empty or not inserted into the system, the k indicator light comes on. ^ Press the On/Off button s. The ring around the s button lights up yellow.

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    Switching on If you refill and replace the water container as soon as the indicator light k lights up, there is no delay. The indicator light indicates readiness immediately. While the k indicator light is on, the steam system is not active. The iron remains functional.

  • Page 25: Water Quality

    Switching on Water quality Do not use demineralised water Use only fresh tap water. (e.g. distilled) on its own to fill the water container. This can cause the Filtered tap water may also be used. appliance to malfunction. For water hardness of more than 2.5 mmol/l / 14°dH you can use tap Do not use water from a water water mixed in 1:1 ratio with distilled...

  • Page 26: Cooldown Function

    Switching on CoolDown function If the iron is not moved for more than 3 minutes, the heating switches off. After some time steam is no longer available and the indicator light goes out. The iron will start heating up again automatically as soon as the iron is moved.

  • Page 27: Selecting The Temperature For Ironing

    Switching on Selecting the temperature for ironing The temperature selector on the iron is The temperature settings are used for setting the ironing indicated by dots around the selector. temperature. These dots correspond to the international symbols for ironing. Care label Ironing with steam Ironing without steam For best results...

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    Switching on ^ Use the temperature selector to set Tip: Sorting the laundry the temperature required. Sort your laundry according to heat The indicator lights up yellow while the sensitivity for efficient ironing. iron is heating up. When the set Iron the most sensitive fabrics, such as temperature is reached, the indicator synthetics first, Then iron silk, wool,...

  • Page 29: Ironing

    Iron B 1826 and B 1847: Your Fashion Master has one of the following irons, depending on model: B 1312: a Steam button b Sliding switch for constant steam c Power output selection button m a Steam button...

  • Page 30: Ironing With Steam

    Ironing Ironing with steam Condensate can form in the steam hose during pauses in ironing. This is The burst of steam is controlled by the expelled by operating the steam button. button. To avoid wet spots on your laundry, do The fan starts up when the button is not direct the first burst of steam after a pressed.

  • Page 31: Ironing With The Non-stick Sole Plate

    Ironing Ironing with the non-stick sole plate It also reduces or eliminates the formation of shiny patches on dark In the lower compartment there is a textiles. non-stick sole plate which simply clips onto the iron. Always try it out on an unobtrusive part of the fabric first.

  • Page 32: Fan

    B 1312 only: it does not slip off the ironing table. The blow function is activated by the o button. Blow function...

  • Page 33: Steamer

    You can change between the iron The steamer can also be used with and the steamer at any time during models B 1312 and B 1826 ironing without switching off the (optional accessory). system. The steamer a facilitates the ironing of hanging textiles, e.g.

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    Steamer The distance between the steamer and the textile is dependent on the sensitivity of the fabric and can vary between textiles. Always test this first on an unobtrusive part of the fabric. Condensate can form in the steam hose during pauses in ironing.

  • Page 35: Brush Attachment

    Steamer Brush attachment The steamer comes with a brush attachment which can be clipped onto the head. The steamer can be held directly on the textile with the brush attached. Always try it out on an unobtrusive part of the fabric first. The brush attachment helps to raise and straighten the fibres.

  • Page 36: Switching Off

    Switching off Switch off the appliance. ^ Press the On/Off button s. The yellow ring around the s button goes out. The last fan settings selected are saved for the next time you switch on. If you are putting the appliance away: ^ Disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply.

  • Page 37: Storage

    Storage ^ Place the iron on the resting surface to cool down. Once the iron has cooled down you can fold the Fashion Master away. The ironing table must be put back in the lowest working position in order to fold the appliance away.

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    Storage Make sure that the ironing table is in its lowest working position when releasing it. There must also be nothing on the ironing table. ^ Guide the ironing table downwards or allow it to slide down by itself. The ironing table is held independently in this position.

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    Storage ^ Once the iron has cooled down on the resting surface, stow the iron and the steam hose holder in the upper storage compartment ^ Stow the steamer (for B 1847) in the lower storage compartment. Do not stow the iron or steamer if they are still connected.

  • Page 40: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Automatic rinse The automatic rinse function clears the steam generator of mineral deposits from the evaporated water. After a water throughput of approx. 3 litres, the water from the steam generator is drained off into the residual water container when the Fashion Master is next switched on.

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    Cleaning and care Rinsing process The contents of the steam generator will drain off into the residual water container. Some steam will escape and trickling noises can be heard during this process. The 2 indicator light comes on. Emptying the residual water container The residual water container may be hot after rinsing.

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    Cleaning and care Make sure that the metal contact discs at the top of the residual water container are cleaned and dried properly. These metal discs send a signal to the appliance when the residual water container is full or if it is not in the appliance.

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    Descaling is required more frequently with hard water than with soft water. Only use the Miele descaling tablets supplied with the appliance. They were specially developed for the Miele Fashion Master to optimise the descaling process. Other descaling agents could damage the appliance.

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    Cleaning and care Descale advanced warning When there are approx. 2 operating hours remaining before the next descaling, the k indicator light begins to flash red. The light will flash more rapidly as the time counts down, until it stays on permanently. Descaling can be started at any time whilst the red k indicator light is flashing by pressing the j button.

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    Cleaning and care The indicator lights on the control panel will guide you through the descaling process. Please follow the prompts given by the indicator lights, for example 2 empty residual water container, k fill water container, etc. The whole procedure takes approx. 90 minutes. Carry out the necessary activities only when prompted to do so by the indicator lights.

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    Cleaning and care Preparing for the descaling process The descaling process can only be started when the k indicator light flashes red or lights up constantly. ^ Disconnect the steam hose of the iron or the steamer from the steam connection. Do not connect the iron or the steamer during descaling.

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    Cleaning and care ^ Press the j button for a few seconds to start the descaling process. The k indicator now lights up yellow. If the appliance is still hot from the last use, the l indicator light comes on. The descaling process is automatically resumed when the appliance has cooled down and the l indicator light has gone out.

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    ^ Remove the water container and fill it up to the k mark with fresh tap water (approx. 25 °C to 35 °C). Add a Miele descaling tablet (see "Optional accessories") to the water container. ^ Replace the water container and after a short interval...

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    Cleaning and care The descaling process starts After about 10 minutes (the time it takes for the tablet to dissolve), the descaling process begins. Water is pumped into the steam generator at various times during the descaling process and is drained away again into the residual water container.

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    Cleaning and care Finishing the descaling process The residual water container may be hot after rinsing. ^ Remove and empty the residual water container. ^ Rinse out and dry the residual water container thoroughly. Make sure that the metal contact discs at the top of the residual water container are cleaned and dried properly The residual water container can be cleaned in the dishwasher or by hand, using hot water with a little...

  • Page 51: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the casing Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply before any cleaning and maintenance work on the casing. Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents. Depending on the level of soiling, the casing can be wiped with a wet or dry E-cloth (see "Optional accessories").

  • Page 52: Cleaning The Ironing Table Cover

    Do not operate the appliance without an ironing table cover. without an ironing table cover. The ironing table cover must be replaced with an original Miele When removing the ironing table cover, always ensure the appliance replacement. is switched off and disconnected When changing the ironing table from the electricity supply.

  • Page 53: Cleaning The Water Filter

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the water filter The water filter prevents foreign objects in the water from getting into the appliance and causing damage. If the water filter is dirty or blocked, it can be cleaned. A dirty water filter can cause more frequent pumping noises from the water feed pump.

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    ^ Clean the water filter thoroughly The water filter must be replaced if it is under running water. worn or damaged. Only use genuine original Miele replacement parts. These are available from Miele (see back cover for contact details) or from your Miele dealer.

  • Page 55: Optional Accessories

    Both can be used for any Miele Fashion The following products are just a few Master, regardless of model. examples from our full range which is – Basic ironing table cover...

  • Page 56: Cleaning Products

    Optional accessories Cleaning products The Miele CareCollection has products which have been specially developed to clean your appliance gently and thoroughly. Descaling tablets for the Fashion Master Miele descaling tablets guarantee an optimum result when descaling your Miele Fashion Master.

  • Page 57: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes, minor faults in the performance of the appliance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Department. Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with current local and national safety regulations.

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    Now the ironing table can either be folded away or brought into the working position. If the ironing table still will not click into place, contact Miele.

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    The appliance is Wait until the rinsing process has rinsing. been completed (see “Automatic rinse”). The indicator lights Remedy the fault as explained are showing that on the following pages. there is a fault. The appliance is Call Miele Service. damaged.

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    There is a fault with Remove the ironing table cover is damp. the appliance. and allow it to dry. Replace the ironing table cover (see "Replacing the ironing table cover"). If the ironing cover gets damp again, call Miele Service.

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    (see place on both sides "Assembling"). of the tower. There is a fault with Call Miele Service. the appliance. Descaling cannot be The iron or steamer Disconnect the iron or the started, although the is plugged in.

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    Programming of the water hardness level has not yet been completed. Complete this process. If the indicator light is still on, call Miele Service. The k indicator light is The water container Insert the water container again. on constantly during...

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    Clean and dry the metal contacts on the residual water container and replace the container. If the indicator light is still on, call Miele Service. The appliance has Connect the appliance to the The steam function on the iron or steamer...

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    If the indicator light continues to also lit up. flash, call Miele Service. The indicator light There is a fault with Call Miele Service. flashes three times the appliance.

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    Insert a new water filter (see damaged (e.g. "Cleaning the water filter"). bent). If the indicator light is still flashing, call Miele Service. The indicator light There is a fault with Switch the appliance off and flashes five times and the appliance.

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    There is a fault with Switch the appliance off and the appliance. then back on again. If the indicator light continues to flash, call Miele Service. The indicator light There is a fault with Switch the appliance off and flashes seven times the appliance.

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    Switch the appliance off and then back on again. There is a fault with If the indicator light continues to the appliance. flash, call Miele Service. The appliance keeps The descaling Switch the appliance off and switching off or the...

  • Page 68: After Sales Service

    – your Miele Dealer guarantee specific to your country please contact Miele. See back cover for contact details. – Miele (see back cover for contact In the UK, your appliance is guaranteed details). for 2 years from the date of purchase.

  • Page 69: Electrical Connection

    The appliance must only be operated If mains connection cable may only be with the voltage, frequency and fuse replaced by an original Miele spare rating shown on the data plate (located part. in the tower behind the water container).

  • Page 70: Technical Data

    1280 x 470 x 370 mm Dimensions when assembled (H x W x D) 970 x 470 x 1480 mm Weight 29 kg for B 1312 and B 1826 30 kg for B 1847 Voltage See data plate Connected load See data plate ³...

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