I purchased a W4800 Washer new in January 2010. The plastic? ridge below control panel is cracking all along the front of the machine. Is this something that is covered by warranty?
Even if it's most likely aesthetic, it is a defect in material quality and Miele should stand by their product.
I bought a second hand W4800 with the exact same issue, since I'm not the original owner and the machine is out of warranty for a while, I can't say much.
If I were you, I would call customer service to have the machine repaired.