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Miele W3048 Washing Machine

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W3048
This Miele compact front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
External Dimensions
Height: 34 in Width: 24 in Depth: 24 in
Description
This Miele compact front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Washing performance

Washing performance

This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 6-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

Indicates the energy needed to heat the water, run the washer, and remove the water left in the clothes after the spin cycle completes.

 /  5
Water efficiency

Water efficiency

This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 6-pound load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 6-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.

 /  5
Gentleness

Gentleness

Models that earned lower scores for gentleness are more likely to treat your clothes roughly, causing wear and tear.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Judgements made by a panel of experts during the fill, run, drain and spin cycles, judging both sound quality and volume.

 /  5
Vibration

Vibration

Reflects usage on a suspended wooden floor.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Capacity as claimed by the manufacturer.

 /  5
Cycle time

Cycle time

Our measurements of the time, rounded to the nearest five minutes, to complete the most aggressive normal cycle with our 6 lb. load. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Height

Height

The exterior height of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

 /  5
Width

Width

The exterior width of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

 /  5
Depth

Depth

The exterior depth of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch. If the washer has a door in the front, the measurement is performed with the door closed. Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for hoses and connections.

 /  5

About

The Miele W3048 is part of the Washing Machines test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Compact Washers models like the W3048 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Washing performance This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 6-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency Indicates the energy needed to heat the water, run the washer, and remove the water left in the clothes after the spin cycle completes.

Water efficiency This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 6-pound load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 6-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.

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