Your Miele Dishwasher Troubleshooting Guide

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Miele manufacture high-quality dishwashers. Models range from freestanding options installed in the kitchen or under a worktop. Integrated without visible controls. Or fully integrated with top-edge controls. All giving optimum cleaning with a twenty-year lifespan in mind.

Sometimes, things may go wrong. And your dishwasher is unable to work properly. When you need to call an engineer it’s helpful to know what might be the reason why. Look at your Miele dishwasher troubleshooting guide here…

The Issues

Miele dishwasher problems can include:

  1. Lack of power
  2. When you turn your Miele dishwasher on the stop/start light should flash. This indicates that the appliance is plugged in and you’ve chosen a dishwasher programme. If the door is fully closed and the washer still won’t turn on then this could be due to a blown fuse, or faulty wiring within the door switch. Worst case scenario is a problem with the main
    control board which supplies power to all components.

  3. Incapable of filling
  4. If the water is properly connected to the water supply. The inlet valve is open. And the appliance still won’t fill, there could be an issue with a faulty valve. It may be necessary to have the water filter and water inlet hose cleaned and cleared of any obstructions. Or there could be an issue with the water pressure and you may need to call your water supplier for advice.

  5. Unable to drain
  6. This problem could be related to the drain-pump, filters, or drain hose. Other defective parts could include the pump and pump belt. The entire pump will need replacing if the impeller is broken. Belts can wear and split and may also need to be replaced. If the motor is faulty you may get a burning smell.

  7. Door not closing
  8. A door that’s not sealed properly will cause issues. The door lock or interlock switch is a safety feature that stops the appliance from running if the door is open. The control panel will need to be removed to locate the door switch. It can then be tested and repaired or replaced as necessary.

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  9. Overheating
  10. The thermal fuse in your appliance is designed to blow if the dishwasher overheats. This means it needs to be taken out and replaced from the control panel area. What caused the fuse to blow will need to be investigated. It could be a malfunctioning heating element. Or the thermostat could be the cause.

  11. Not cleaning
  12. Poor cleaning can be caused by insufficient water in the dishwasher. This could also be due to the spray arm not working properly. Of a filter or float problem. Loading the dishes incorrectly can cause cleaning issues. As can a faulty inlet valve. Residue caused by mineral deposits that are present in hard water aren’t harmful but look unsightly. A descaling agent or rinse aid will fix this.

  13. Noisy when washing
  14. This could be due to a few things – dishes may need to be repositioned to prevent them from knocking into each other and causing damage. A noise from inside the tub may mean that there’s a blockage in the spray arm. The wash pump motor will make a loud noise when it’s defective. A whining noise can be symptomatic of a fault with the pump and the motor itself.

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Your Miele Dishwasher Troubleshooting Guide was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Mix Repairs