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Washing shoes in a W11xx/12xx Miele
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Post# 655873   1/25/2013 at 20:40 (2,094 days old) by cleanlaundryluv ()        

Hi, I was wondering what cycle/programme one would select on a W11xx/12xx series Miele washer to clean shoes. I have the 6kg W1213, specifically, but the manual doesn't mention anything about shoes, so I was wondering what others with this series of machines choose when cleaning shoes.

Thank you.

Post# 655892 , Reply# 1   1/25/2013 at 22:01 (2,094 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Ohh Luv

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I don't know if I'd be willing to risk damage to my Miele's suspension or otherwise. Then there would be having to listen to all that kerthumping sounds for the duration of the cycles (an hour or more?).

If the manual doesn't give information I'd contact Miele's tech support to see what they say on the matter.

Post# 655896 , Reply# 2   1/25/2013 at 22:56 (2,094 days old) by cleanlaundryluv ()        
And for something completely different

I have a question regarding the Programming Mode for the above mentioned washer. There appears to be two oddities with reguard to what the Service Manual reads and what my machine outputs.

First, when I got the machine, I did a factory reset to have all the defaults. By default, the keypad tones should be on. But, on my machine they are off after the reset. Not a big problem as I like them off, but, in the manual, #7 "Audible button operation signal" should be P0 = on (P1 = off). In my case it is at P0, but that is off. I have to switch it to P1 to turn it on. This, coincidently is similar to what the Australian/New Zealand regular Manual reads to toggle keypad tones. So, this makes me think the version of the Service Manual I have is older or newer than my machine.

Second, program #18 "Sensor-controlled rinsing" by default should be Active (P1), but my machine defaults to P0 (Not Active). The thing is, this may be another mistake another mistake--P0 could = Active and P1 could = Not Active. I don't know which is wrong, my machine or the Service Manual. There is no way for me to know for sure

I also wanted to mention that P0/P1 throughout the manual, when the selection can only be Active vs. Not Active, P0 = Not Active, and P1 = Active. So, it would seem that Program #7, is a bit of an outlier, probably a mistake in the Service Manual. Also, it would seem that Miele changed the default to be Off, but didn't change that in the manual. It would also seem that Miele changed the default behaviour of Program #18 to Not Active, or they made a mistake in the Service Manual indicating the default behaviour as being Active. It's hard to know.

I want to know what advantages/disadvantages there are to having sensor-controlled rinsing enabled/disabled. I have changed it to P1 (what I think is Active). But, I'd like to know some info. Does my machine even have the required sensors to use this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Any Miele engineers?

Post# 655902 , Reply# 3   1/25/2013 at 23:43 (2,094 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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If you have the same 1000 series service manual that seems to be in general circulation, then yes it is entirely possible Miele has made changes that require updated information. Don't know what Miele will say but you can contact them on Monday and share your concerns.

Post# 655921 , Reply# 4   1/26/2013 at 03:04 (2,094 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

My washer doesn't have a shoe cycle either.
I wash mine (two pairs) on the delicates 40°C programme along a couple of cotton rugs and reduced spin.
They come out spotless all the time!

Post# 655941 , Reply# 5   1/26/2013 at 05:55 (2,094 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
Special Shoes Programme

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Hi cleanlaundryluv... you've got nothing to loose in getting in touch with Miele to ask these questions. Still, in the meantime you could easily try a wash cycle yourself and see the difference... my guess is that with Sensor-controlled rinsing active your washer will continually rinse until the water is completely clear indipendently from the allocated number of rinses by the programme.

As for the 'Special Shoes Programme', as far as I know, I've only seen it in action on Indesit group machines, I think Elecrolux does it too (and some other brands) but I don't know how it works there. On the Indesit, it just makes the drum rotate at a faster speed (distribution speed) so the shoes (trainers/sneakers) stay attached to the walls of the drum throughout the entire cycle. This would allow the items to avoid bumbs and bruises but I don't honestly see any real advantage. I washed my trainers on this programme and the results were by far inferior to when I washed them in my down to earth Hoover. There I just chose a short wash at 50 degrees and I made sure I included some cloths in the drum to absorb any shocks from their landing between tumbles. The results were fantastic.

They were kicking the glass every now and again... but this is usually tough enough on any front loader and can cope with relatively hard items hitting against it. I included the vid below:

Post# 655999 , Reply# 6   1/26/2013 at 11:44 (2,094 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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I wash footwear in my Miele, I use the Express program at 40 deg and put an old towel in the drum.

Post# 656007 , Reply# 7   1/26/2013 at 12:28 (2,094 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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Shoe cycle:

Sensor Rinse:

Post# 656135 , Reply# 8   1/26/2013 at 20:29 (2,093 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Sensor Controlled Rinse

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Post# 996745 , Reply# 9   6/10/2018 at 12:39 by UncleDave (California)        

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Had a shoe tear off the upper lip of the seal - no problem with selling but the little tab that helped you determine load was a goner.

Now I stretch old socks over shoes and throw a towel or 2 in the load.

Never had a problem since..

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