Miele owners willing to experiment?
All the talk on this forum about wash temperatures, internal heaters, etc. makes me wonder if there is any 120V washer on the market in the US that in fact washes in the exact temperatures specified on all cycles. I have read on this forum that Miele does but now I am starting to doubt that as well. After all, Miele washers are subject to the same limitations of ATC, short cycle times and inadequate voltage to produce quick heating resuls.
Is there any Miele owner willing to engage in a bit of an experiment? Can any of you who own the 48XX series try to run a couple of cycles that have about 20 minute wash portion set to Very Warm or HOT and report on the actual temperatures measured in the drum? I know that the door will not be able to be opened after a certain temp is reached but I think you can still do this test. Start your washer without flushing out the cold water from the pipes and measure the temp right after the fill is completed and then 10-15 minutes into the cycle. That should give us a good idea about the rate the heater heats the water in the drum.
By running this type of test in my LG FL washer I was able to confirm that the heater engages in all cycles in my washer but that in most instances (excluding Sanitary and one other cycle with an hour long wash portion of the cycle) the wash water does not reach the optimum temperature because the cycle time is too short and/or the incoming water was too cold to begin with. I really would like to know if and how Miele was able to overcome this.