Is there a soak option on Miele 4840 washer?

cedelchefFebruary 23, 2012

I was washing towels on Sunday when our power went out due to the snowstorm. Well, my towels sat in the locked Miele 4840 washer for almost 24 hours. The washer finished the wash and the towels smelled fine so I dried them. They came out so nice and soft! I haven't had that for ages. Is there a cycle that includes a soak option? I checked the manual but didn't find anything about soaking.

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livebetter

There is no soaking option that I'm aware of (just a prewash).

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 10:46AM
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sshrivastava

There is no soak option. However, if you want higher rinse levels (almost as good as soaking) you can program the machine via the service menu. If you do a search here you can find the instructions.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 3:20PM
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cyberspacer

Just pause the machine during the wash and let the clothes soak. Press start when you are ready to continue the cycle.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 6:18AM
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livebetter

cyberspacer, will the Miele pause indefinitely until you press start again?

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:21AM
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Cavimum

There is a "Hold" option on the spin cycles, on my W4842, but I've never really figured out how that works. I wonder if that is the work-around for a soak cycle?

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:23AM
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sshrivastava

@ cyberspacer, you cannot pause a cycle if the temperature exceeds 130F or if the water level is too high. If you try doing so in these circumstances, the display reads "Machine locked" and it will not pause. The only option available at that point is to press pause twice to cancel the cycle, however that causes all of the water to drain.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 1:59PM
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whirlpool_trainee

The Hold option will pause cycle during the final rinse so items don't sit in the washer wrinkling. The rinse water prevents creases from forming.

BTW, there is also an emergency door release in case the power goes out during a cycle.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 5:19PM
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sshrivastava

So would running the rinse/spin Mastercare cycle and selecting "Hold" as the spin speed option would give us a soak?

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 2:49PM
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