How to cancel a program on a Miele washing machine?

Washing machines are a real blessing, as they save so much time and effort in cleaning clothes.

Just put the laundry inside the washer, add some detergent, select the right cycle, and you are done.

However, in certain situations, you may need to abort a laundry cycle due to various unforeseen circumstances or a change of mind.

Whatever the reason may be, discontinuing a wash cycle on a Miele machine is an effortless process.

Let’s deep dive into the exact steps that you need to take to cancel a program in your Miele washing machine.

How to Cancel a program in a Miele washing machine?

Cancel a program on a washer with the start/stop button

Step 1: Press the start/stop button

Some Miele washing machine models have a start/stop button, whereas others have a dial to operate the washer.

For the ones that have the start/stop button, you just need to press that.

Step 2: Select cancel

Once you press the start/stop button, it will give you the option to either cancel or continue.

Select the “cancel” option and press the “OK” button.

Step 3: The program will be canceled

The program will be canceled, and the door will also be unlocked.

For washers with a dial that does not have a start/stop button

Step 1: Turn the dial to the “off” position.

Step 2: Wait for a while, and then turn the dial to any other settings like cotton, delicate, or wool.

Step 3: The display panel will ask you if you want to cancel the program or not, so select yes and tap OK.

How to cancel a program on the Miele W1 washing machine?

The Miele W1 washing machine has a start/stop button near the display panel itself.

All you need to do is press the start/stop button and pay close attention to the display panel.

So, once you press the start/stop button, the display panel will present you with an option to cancel the program.

Select the “cancel” option and press the “OK” button.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cancel a program mid-cycle?

If you cancel a program mid-cycle, the machine will stop running and drain the water. The door lock will also release, allowing you to open the door and remove your laundry.

Can I start a new program after canceling a program mid-cycle?

Yes, you can start a new program after canceling a program mid-cycle by turning the program selector to a new program.

Can you stop a Miele washing machine mid-cycle?

Yes, you can stop your Miele washing machine mid-cycle by pressing the start/stop button or selecting the stop option by turning the dial if your washer does not have a start/stop button. Doing this will stop the washer, drain the water, and unlock the door as well.

How to reset the Miele W1 Excellence washing machine?

To reset your Miele W1 washing machine, unplug the washer from the power outlet and wait for some time. Next, plug the washer back into the power outlet and power on the washer. This should reset your washer, if this does not work, try pressing the start/stop button for 5 to 6 seconds and see if that helps.

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