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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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SOS , I have just bought an expensive new Miele power wash

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SOS , I have just bought an expensive new Miele power wash W1 washing machine and overnight the language has turned from English to Chinese.... I cannot figure out how to change it back, as all symbol and text now in Chinese . Not great for a new machine and makes me fear it was made in China and not in Europe ....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
George-Allsorts :

Hello, my name is***** you need to ask for more info, please do. Kindly be patient whilst awaiting responses, I'm only here part-time.

Can you let me know the model number... this is usually withing the orifice of the door

Customer: Hi George.
George-Allsorts :

Good morning

Customer: it is Miele W1, mod: WMF120
George-Allsorts :

Thanks... one moment whilst I find that model please

Customer: Ps. You will have to give me " blind" advice please, as I cannot (eg) choose "programme manager and then "go to change language" as all the text coming up in the window is in Chinese . You will unfortunately have to tell me (eg) : choose programme manager, then click 3 times, then .....
George-Allsorts :

Ok I am just looking for that information for you...

George-Allsorts :

Changing the language - is possible at any time via the menu
"Settings".
The language will be displayed
Touch the UP/DOWN sensor either side of OK until the desired language appears on the display.
Confirm by touching OK.

Customer: I cannot even find settings
Customer: All I have in English are the buttons on the machine
George-Allsorts :

One moment

Customer: Wish could send you photo of flipping Chinese symbols.....
George-Allsorts :

What are the titles of the buttons you have? Especially those at the screen

Customer: on the "screen" only Chinese
George-Allsorts :

under the screen there should be two arrows, yes?

Customer: the buttons, are the usual ones: cottons. Further programmes. Programme manager
Customer: yes, there are arrows.
Customer: and an OK
Customer: rest is Chinese
George-Allsorts :

Arrow down OK Arrow up

Is that correct?

Customer: yep
George-Allsorts :

press the two arrows at the same time

George-Allsorts :



The language will be displayed
Touch the UP/DOWN sensor either side of OK until the desired language appears on the display.
Confirm by touching OK.

Customer: glub, Chinese went quite mad over that. Flicked crazily on and on and on
George-Allsorts :

ok.. got ya... now I understand the issue... even the titles of the languages are in chinese

George-Allsorts :

ok now?

Customer: Yes, am feeling invaded here
George-Allsorts :

is it still all in chinese?

Customer: Everything. Well, not the time of the wash and the degrees
George-Allsorts :

ok one moment please

Customer: i cannot even guess where the setting-thingie would be hiding.
George-Allsorts :

One moment, I'll try find out

Customer: Thanks
George-Allsorts :

Im still trying to find it for you.. it might have to wait until I get into work.. Then I can get full access..

Customer:

Thank you again, selfishly I hope you live close to your work......

George-Allsorts :

Meanwhile.. can you let me have the serial number from the appliance

George-Allsorts :

are you next to the machine?

George-Allsorts :

Are you there?

Customer: In 8 min
Customer: It says: WMF120
Customer: M-NR 09696020 nr:10/000118226514. Type HW18
George-Allsorts :

Hi

George-Allsorts :

Switch off the machine and switch it on again

Customer: On the mains?
George-Allsorts :

can you get next to the machine and still see my responses?

George-Allsorts :

yes

Customer: Yes
George-Allsorts :

What do you see on the screen when you switch it on with the button?

George-Allsorts :

Do you see chinese writing with a flag next to it?

Customer: Miele wilkommen
George-Allsorts :

Do you see a flag in the window

Customer: Then the wash it is programmed to (via the nob) then comes the chinese
George-Allsorts :

Press the two arrow keys

George-Allsorts :

do you then see a single line with either a flag or a tick next to it?

Customer: I see a large "i" with Chinese letters after it
Customer: I can programme a normal wash - but fx this morning
Customer: when the damned thing didn't sling it enough, I couldn't find the extra sling programme as that has to be chosen with the arrows and not just the round button
George-Allsorts :

ok 1 sec

George-Allsorts :

what happens if you press the i?

George-Allsorts :

hello?

Customer: Sorry, workmen here, will see
Customer: Hmmmm. Now no i
Customer: Will turn off attains again
George-Allsorts :

OK switch off the machine again then switch it back on

Customer: Done
Customer: No i
George-Allsorts :

when the i appears with the chinese writing use the arrow keys to see if the language changes

George-Allsorts :

press both arrowe keys the

Customer: I have done that about a million times, all that happens is that the chines words wiz by faster
George-Allsorts :

You are looking for one with a flag next to it

George-Allsorts :

dont keep your finger on the button

Customer: Cannot find any flag. Even used nepales porter as Chinese flag finder. Cannot identify a flag....
George-Allsorts :

Press both arrow keys at the same time to enter *setup* first

Customer: As soon as I turn it on from the mains?
Customer: Uh, now screen with two Chinese characters AND a flag.
Customer: i do not dare move
George-Allsorts :

press an arrow key

Customer: Any one?
George-Allsorts :

yep

Customer: uha, will try
George-Allsorts :

till you get to english

George-Allsorts :

then when you see english, press ok

Customer: Depressing. All Chinese
George-Allsorts :

ok,, go back to flag

George-Allsorts :

press ok then use arrow key

Customer: Will search.
Customer: Love you!
George-Allsorts :

lol

Customer: Well, in a kind friendly way. It is now on UK English again. Hurrah!
George-Allsorts :

There you go... I hope all that is reflected in the feedback you give to JA

George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 1448
Experience: A whitegoods technician with 30+ years service in Domestic Appliance Service & Repair, and General Mechanical & Electrical Repair
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