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miele w3830 secret menus
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|Post# 958760   9/23/2017 at 16:38 by uksausage (eastbourne east sussex uk)  || |
hi guys its a few years since i last posted on here
i was wondering if anyone can help i have a miele paragon plus 1400 W3830
and was wondering if there are any secret menus and if i can change any of the parameters of the programmes
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|Post# 958774 , Reply# 1   9/23/2017 at 18:02 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)  || |
But IIRC Miele got wise to customers making "adjustments" via those secret menus on the early 3XXX series washers, and took that capability away with later versions. That and or it has become more difficult to access or whatever.
Gardenweb was full of posts from people who increased water levels, messed with country settings and other things only to make a mess of things. So they would contact MieleUSA customer service who in their true Prussian Values would say "what is the machine doing?", "It cannot be doing *that*". "What did *YOU* do to the machine?".
Sometimes customers would admit what they had done (mess about with the programming), and MieleUSA tech would help them get things back to normal over telephone. Other times no such luck; Miele would insist on a call out for "diagnoses" (not cheap by any means) where the tech would see at once what had occurred (despite customers denials). Situation would be remedied but customer also got a bill for the call out (usually).
Also while am not totally sure but *think* as part of new USA energy requirements for washing machines the things must not have ways for customers to raise water levels. Well other than what is already offered/programmed.
|Post# 958811 , Reply# 2   9/23/2017 at 22:01 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)  || |
Brand new, 2014, has a secret menu - I don't remember how I got into it, but, wow! You could change everthing. I didn't touch a thing, though - It was brand new, had I wrecked it, I would have never heard the end of it. She flies to the US too often to escape her wrath.
So, yeah - they exist. Or, existed.
As for the stupid rules here in the US, that's one BIG reason I am sticking with my vintage equipment. Hot must be hot. Warm and Lukewarm need to mean something besides 'cold' and 'ice-cooled'.
Stupid. Just plain stupid.
|Post# 958817 , Reply# 3   9/23/2017 at 22:39 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)  || |
Found this for a UK paragon plus washer
www.manualscat.com/en/miele-para... and go to page 55
My w1986 has programmable functions but were not available to me in the US...a friend in Canada told me how to get to them. Mine was programmed for cold fill only when I got it. I was able to change to hot and cold fill, adjust water levels, rinse temperature and such. Hope this helps.
|Post# 958846 , Reply# 4   9/24/2017 at 03:56 by RichNZ (New Zealand)  || |
This site has technical documents for many recent Miele machines.
Its in French but if you use Chrome, then it will translate it for you.
It has washing machines, dryers, ironers, ovens etc.
Programming instructions, wiring diagrams, error messages.
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|Post# 958861 , Reply# 5   9/24/2017 at 07:01 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)  || |
But based my previous statements on comments like this:
"One more comment: Program Mode is not available on the W3038. On earlier models there was an option to get into the settings menu and adjust things like rinse water levels, but now that is no longer possible. A bit of a rant here is that Miele don’t seem to trust their US customers as much as their European ones – that’s most likely due to the nature of the US market and the “customer is always right” approach to customer service. European machines offer a lot more flexibility when it comes to settings, while in the US Miele limits those quite a bit, probably in an attempt to avoid any potential lawsuits."
Now on older machines and or others getting to the service mode on a Miele washer seems rather straight forward: