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Miele WXD160 Extra Rinse function?
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Post# 1186077   7/28/2023 at 16:53 (352 days old) by Labboy (SD, CA)        

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I’m a bit confused about selecting Extra Rinse. The program chart discusses how cycles can have a variable number of rinses. It also has a footnote which says “An additional rinse is carried out if the ExtraRinse extra option has been selected.” However, there is no Extra Rinse extra option. Another section of the manual also mentions it but there is no option on the display. Settings only allows you to increase the rinse water level but not add an additional rinse.

What am I missing?


Post# 1186104 , Reply# 1   7/28/2023 at 21:06 (352 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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IIRC "Extra Rinse" will occur in certain cycles if final spin cancel option is enabled. That is if you set washer not to spin after final rinse it will add an extra rinse (again for certain cycles). After final rinse is complete water is drained and machine does "anti-crease" spin rhythm.

This is spelled out on page 30 of owners manual.

There are many threads in archives about Miele W1 and T1 range, lots of useful information contained therein...

Finally have to give bit of bad news; options you wish (extra rinse and some others) are not enabled on WXD160WCS, but are on higher level washers such as WWH 660 (models with Twin Dos)

It seems Miele removed, disabled or modified certain options with base level W1 washers as opposed to more fully featured higher end units.

Post# 1186105 , Reply# 2   7/28/2023 at 21:11 (352 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Miele makes all above clear in advertising and marketing for various W1 machines.

WXF660WCS has "20 wash programs"

While Miele Classic WXD160WCS only has "11 wash programs"

Post# 1186149 , Reply# 3   7/29/2023 at 08:55 (351 days old) by labboy (SD, CA)        

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Thanks for this info Launderess! I am super happy with the rinsing as is with being able to set Max Rinse Level so this is not an issue for me. I also have a good workaround if I need it using the Proof cycle which gives a warm fill/agitate and spin so it is fine. I could use that as Rinse/Spin or as a Prewash if I needed what I did with Rinse/Spin on the LG.

I looked at the next higher model with TwinDos but had no interest in that option. I'd rather dose my own laundry and it seemed a waste (to me) to get a feature I didn't really care for.


Post# 1186180 , Reply# 4   7/29/2023 at 16:03 (351 days old) by Stephen (Palm Springs CA USA)        

Do you get an option to add an extra rinse via the app/Mobile start?

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Post# 1186189 , Reply# 5   7/29/2023 at 18:25 (351 days old) by Jerrod_Six (Eastern Pennsylvania, USA)        

You can get the option in the mobile app, but you must have a machine that can connect to your WIFI so that you can use the app. I suppose all of the machines that can use the app would be able to have an extra rinse from the cycle menu but I'm not sure.

I have the Proofing program on my machine but have never used it. Bob, does this cycle give something like a wash and rinse, or is it a fill, tumble, and spin?

Post# 1186190 , Reply# 6   7/29/2023 at 18:41 (351 days old) by Jerrod_Six (Eastern Pennsylvania, USA)        

I just looked at the user manual for the WXD160 and it appears that it can be connected to WIFI so perhaps the app will provide the extra rinse.

Also the Express program. If I use this program and select light soil, I get a 21-minute cycle consisting of a short wash and 2 rinses. This might also be good to use for extra rinsing. I don't have this model so the timing may be different.

Post# 1186191 , Reply# 7   7/29/2023 at 18:42 (351 days old) by Labboy (SD, CA)        
The App!

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I went into the App and it is possible to select Extras like PreWash and WaterPlus in the Miele app. Thanks to everyone who suggested it.

As far as Proofing, it is a single fill, tumble, drain and spin.


Post# 1186193 , Reply# 8   7/29/2023 at 19:01 (351 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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"Proofing" is nothing more than a rinse and spin cycle where special water proofing agents are added to water. Products used are meant to restore water repellency to out door kit, rain coats, etc....

Thus yes, "proofing" could easily substitute for "rinse and spin" as no law says one must use Miele's or anyone else's proofing agents. Long as machine dispenses water via fabric conditioner compartment one could use whatever fabric softener or other agent fancied.

Post# 1186194 , Reply# 9   7/29/2023 at 19:07 (351 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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