Miele Washing Machine Error Codes – Blinking LED Lights On Display

Is your Miele Washer displaying an error code? Miele washing machines have built in diagnostic systems. If your washer finds, sees, or detects a fault or error in the system, it will show an error or fault code. The error code will display where the usual numbers are on the display screen or flash the LED lights. When an error code is displayed, your washer is telling you a specific fault. If the error or fault is not fixable by you, it will require a repair technician. There are many different model numbers of Miele Washers with digital displays so if you see an error code write down what is flashing or displaying. Don’t pull the power from the washer if it shows an error code. If you pull the power plug it will erase the fault code.

Miele Washing Machine Error Codes

Miele Washing Machine LED Display Error Codes:

Miele Washing Machine Water inlet fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Water inlet fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The water inlet filter is clogged.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the water intake filter using the operating instructions.

Miele Washing Machine Water inlet fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Water inlet fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Water pressure is too low.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Check water pressure to washer and home.

Miele Washing Machine Water inlet fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Water inlet fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Stopcock is not open.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Stop the wash program using the operating instructions.
-Open the stopcock.
-Select the wash program and restart it.

Miele Washing Machine Water inlet fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Water inlet fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The inlet hose is kinked or bent.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Check the inlet hose for kinks or bends.

Miele Washing Machine Drain fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Drain fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The drain hose is too high.
What To Check – How To Repair: Make sure that the drain height is in the correct position.

Miele Washing Machine Drain fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Drain fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The suds – drain fluff filter – drain pump are blocked.
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the suds – drain fluff filter – drain pump as shown in the operating manual.

Miele Washing Machine Technical fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Technical fault” flashes in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: There is a technical fault.
What To Check – How To Repair: Remove and replace power, switch on and restart the program.

Miele Washing Machine WaterProof fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “WaterProof fault” flashes in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: WaterProof system activated.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Turn off the water supply to the washing machine at the stopcock.
-Disconnect from power.
-To remove contents of washer, refer to the “Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure” in the manual.

Miele Washing Machine Stripes or Dashes in display:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Display contrast not set to current lighting conditions.
What To Check – How To Repair: Reduce contrast. Refer to manual.

Miele Washing Machine The display is blank:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The display switches off automatically in order to conserve energy = stand-by mode.
What To Check – How To Repair: Press any button to stop stand-by mode. Refer to Settings – Programmable Options, Stand-by mode, in the manual.

Miele Washing Machine The display is in a foreign language:
Possible Issue Or Problem: Incorrect language is set.
What To Check – How To Repair: The language can be modified as a programmable function via the Settings menu.

Miele Washing Machine The display requests entry of a PIN code:
Possible Issue Or Problem: The PIN function is active.
What To Check – How To Repair: Enter the correct PIN code and confirm.
(The PIN code can be deactivated. Refer to the Settings – Programmable Options, Safety Lock in the manual.)

Miele Washing Machine 25% Load:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The display shows 25% load when the washing machine is empty.
What To Check – How To Repair: This is the normal display when the washer is draining.

Miele Washing Machine F41 Error Code:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The error message “F41” appears in the display with a program abort.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Fault in electronic controls.
What To Check – How To Repair: Turn the washer off for 15 seconds, then switch back on and try another wash cycle.

Miele Washing Machine beeps and says “Call Service”:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The washing machine sounds an beep signal and “Call Service” is shown.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The drum lamp is not properly fitted.
What To Check – How To Repair: Check that the drum lighting is in place and secure:
-Turn the appliance off and remove it from the electrical supply.
-Remove the yellow lever from behind the detergent drawer panel.
-Insert the lever into the slot in the drum lighting unit.
-Turn clockwise until you feel some resistance.

Miele Washing Machine Water inlet fault appears in display:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Water inlet fault appears in display when machine is first used and machine will not spin.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-For safety, spinning is not possible until the machine has been prepared for using for the first time.
-The spin lock, programmed as standard, makes sure that spinning cannot be occur until a water intake has been connected.
-To start the spin function, a wash program without laundry & without detergent should be ran.

Miele Washing Machine display is blank – Start Stop does not illuminate:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The display remains blank and the “Start/Stop” button does not illuminate.
Possible Issue Or Problem: There is no power.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-The washer plug is not connected.
-A fuse or circuit breaker has tripped.
-Make sure the door is closed.

Miele Washing Machine Indicator LED Lights Flash or Solid Error Codes:

Miele Washing Machine Start LED Light:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Start” LED does not illuminate.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The door was not correctly closed.
What To Check – How To Repair: Press against the lock side of the drum door, then press the “Door button”.

Miele Washing Machine Drain fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Drain fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The drain hose has been fitted too high.
What To Check – How To Repair: Make sure that the maximum drain height of 3ft is not exceeded.

Miele Washing Machine Drain fault:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: An exclamation mark ! and “Drain fault” is indicated in the display.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The suds – drain fluff filter – drain pump are clogged.
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the suds – drain fluff filter – drain pump as described in the manual.

Miele Washing Machine Soak – Pre-wash Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: “Soak/Pre-wash” – “Main wash” – “Rinse” or “Rinse hold” indicator is Flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: A technical fault.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Turn the program selector to “Finish”.
-Turn the washing machine off.
-Turn the washing machine on again.
-Start a wash program.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Stopcock is not open.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Stop wash program.
-Open the stopcock.
-Reselect and start program.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Water inlet filter clogged.
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean water inlet filter as described in manual.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Inlet hose is kinked.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Make sure there are are no kinks/loops in the inlet hose.
-In the event of a bad inlet hose, replace it.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Water pressure is too low.
What To Check – How To Repair: Check water supply pressure to washer and home.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The end of the drain hose is too high.
What To Check – How To Repair: Ensure that the maximum height of 3 ft is not exceeded.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Drain filter and or drain pump clogged.
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the drain filter and the drain pump as per manual.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet/Drain Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing or solid “Inlet/Drain” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Water protection system activated.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Turn off water supply to washing machine at the stopcock.
-Disconnect the washer from the power.
-To remove the laundry, refer to the “Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/or power failure” in the manual.

Miele Washing Machine Start/Stop Button Not Illuminating:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The display is blank and the “Start/Stop” button does not illuminate.
Possible Issue Or Problem: There is no power.
What To Check – How To Repair:
-The main washer plug is not connected.
-The fuse or circuit breaker may have tripped.
-The washer door is not closed.

Miele Washing Machine Excess Detergent Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing “Excess detergent” or “Start” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Wrong detergent dispensing setting has been selected.
What To Check – How To Repair: Check detergent package and follow instructions.

Miele Washing Machine Excess Detergent Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: Flashing “Excess detergent” or “Start” indicator.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The lock on inner lid of top load washer is not engaged.
What To Check – How To Repair: Check that the lid lock has engaged.

Miele Washing Machine Drain Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Drain” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The end of the drain hose is too high.
What To Check – How To Repair: Ensure that the maximum head height of 3 ft is not exceeded.

Miele Washing Machine Drain Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Drain” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Drain filter and or drain pump blocked.
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the drain filter and the drain pump per operating manual.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Inlet” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Stopcock is not open.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair:
-Stop the wash program in accordance with the manual.
-Open the stopcock.
-Select a wash program and restart.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Inlet” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The inlet hose is kinked or bent.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Check the inlet hose for bends or kinked areas.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Inlet” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: The water inlet filter is clogged.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Clean the water intake filter in accordance with the manual.

Miele Washing Machine Inlet Light Flashing:
Shown On Miele Washer Display: The “Inlet” indicator light is flashing.
Possible Issue Or Problem: Water pressure is too low.
(Water intake is blocked or restricted)
What To Check – How To Repair: Check water pressure to washer and home.

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19 thoughts on “Miele Washing Machine Error Codes – Blinking LED Lights On Display”

  1. bruce duncan hill

    WCG360 WCS put load in close door start load washing green light flashes, but machine does not start and none of the control panel is responsive. Tried turning off n on and reloading and different programs selected by the dial still nothing other than start flashing on and off slowly.

  2. Hi Major- did you ever get an answer on what was causing your problem? My W1215 does the exact same thing, filling, not spinning, beeping and dashed lines. No drain blocks that we can find.

  3. Hi, I have a Miele front load washer (honeycomb w2104)… the ‘rinses’ light flashes and machine stops there. I can’t find anything specific in manual beside ‘call technician’. Parts seem to be so cheap, not willing to pay $$$, just need to know if you might be able to help with exact part (I’ve narrowed it down to 3 potentials!). Thanks in advance.

  4. MIELE W3365 WPS – No drum movement, Rinse light flashing soon after cycle start

    If I run a program, the drum fills with water until the Rinse lights starts to blink. It then continues, stops blinking…. Various noises in the upper left.. then after about a minute from the start of the program – the machine then successfully empties the drum of water while displaying the “- – -” message in the display. The Rinse lights continues to blink.

    The pump is clearly working correctly
    There is nothing stuck to the pump itself to slow it down
    The filter is clean
    Water into the drum is working
    Soap dispenser is clean
    Water into the soap dispenser is working
    Water pump / evacuation is good
    The sump tube is good and no blockage
    There is no water in the bottom tray apart from the normal amount when I remove the filter plug.
    I have now removed the front cover of the machine and there is no water in the lower tray where the water sensor is – all is dry.
    At no point does the drum turn
    All cables visible from the top seem ok – nothing broken

    If I run the Wool (cold wash), it seems to count down from 39 minutes – but the drum never turns – nothing happens except the timer counts down.
    On other warm washes it normally takes about 2 or 3 minutes before the rinse light comes on, the pump starts to drain the drum and the display shows “- – -” and the unit stops

    What else could be triggering the error?
    I read somewhere that it could be a loose cable to the drum but I cannot see anything from the top – the drum never moves.

    Thanks in advance – it is an old unit but very good. The cost for a local technician is very high so I prefer to repair this myself while impressing the wife.

    Major

  5. Hi I have a Miele W1 Classic model number WDB020 I had a code F 50 also a beeping noise & now all I have on the display is the temperature at 40 spin on 1200 & – 0 – showing

  6. I have a Miele Softtronic w487. Old but never given me any trouble until now. The ‘rinses’ light flashes and alarm sounds. What should I do next?

  7. I have a Miele WT945 washer dryer, the fault with is that it switches on, and the front panel lights up.
    When I press start, no water enters the machine I have tried a guaranteed – serviceable control board ( EPW900), but it exhibits the same condition.
    I have also traced the valve supply wiring and found that no power is reaching them.
    Attempting to back-track why is difficult due to the small size of the connectors on the EL140A power unit making it difficult to make contact via the meter-probes.
    There is a small PCB on top of the inlet valve cluster onto which the power supply plug is connected, it has 6 points where the supply plug engages, however the plug only has 4 contacts, and will only fit in one location.
    Leaving 2 points unused Carrying out a continuity test, it is clear that the extreme right hand one is common to several of the valve coils, this suggests to me that it must be where one side of the incoming power supply makes contact.
    To give you some of the background to this situation, the machine prior to this, was operating normally apart from the dryer chamber being clogged with fluff deposits, and the 2 shock absorbers no longer being effective.
    I therefore removed the dryer chamber and cleaned it out completely, and fitted 2 new shock absorbers.
    Subsequent to this the machine developed the above fault (no fault codes in the small window at all).
    While I had access to the rear of the machine I decided to check the incoming wiring, I was amazed to find that one of the mains supply spade connectors had almost rotted away completely (all 3 connectors were un- shrouded!!)
    On finding this I thought great this must be the problem, so replaced the connectors and fitted a new capacitor as well, unfortunately this was not the solution to the problem and I have spent many hours since then attempting to resolve it.
    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you could make to help me get it working properly again.

  8. I have a miele platinum 6 washing machine and on the display it says F63 technical fault call service department can you help

  9. Mr. M. Coventry

    Washing machine, Miele W3740, Honeycomb care, about 13 years old, has a habit of conking out mid to late cycle (it is becoming a weekly event). The display reads ‘Technical fault F102’ — as descriptions go, it is as much use as a chocolate fireguard. I went on the web, came across your website, chose a set of directions. My machine is now working again.

  10. HI, I have a Miele Prestige Plus 6 washing machine and it stops and displays ‘- – -‘ and ‘Rinses’ flashes continuously. Can any one help me with this?

  11. miele W1714 waterproof message plus blinking lights & alarm noise.

    I have changed leaky sump hose & door seal; also float switch in base. Same message still comes up even when switch (still connected) is removed from base. I cannot get machine to do anything!

  12. Service team told me to turn off the machine at the wall socket, open the detergent tray, remove the drain bung and open the drum door using the emergency latch located near the drain bung. Leave for 24 hours to dry any water inside the bottom of the machine.

  13. I have a washing machine that has now stopped mid cycle and 3 — appear on display and it is beeping. I have tried turning it off. No luck additionally I can’t get the door open to get the wet clothes out

    Thanks for any help!

  14. Miele 3037 washing machine flashing “waterproof system activated”. Can you tell me what to do?

  15. W2659i WPM
    Runs long enough to fill initially then stops with technical fault call service displayed and alarm buzzing. Have changed pump. Cleared mould build up and ensured no dispenser or intrrnal hose blockage. Running out of ideas!

  16. I wonder if you could help me with a Miele washer machine W3038 . When we opened the washing machine on the first day we moved in, we noticed a very strong, unpleasant odor. Unfortunately after cleaning the inside and leaving the door open to air things out, it still smells very strongly. If so, how were you able to eliminate the smell?

    We’ve also gotten a water inlet message, but the manual didn’t provide much guidance. My concern is that there might be standing water, which is the cause of the foul smell.

  17. DIY Project Help Tips

    Anne Mylan,
    There is a seal around the LED panel so no condensation gets in. The seal may be damaged or there was so much condensation that it slowly seeped in and now it is blocking your view. You will need to take it apart and see if the small seal inside is ripped or damaged, if so replace it. Wipe out all the condensation when you do and reseal it so condensation does not get back into the LED display.
    -RR

  18. Miele WT2780 Washer-dryer. Condensation has got into the LED panel and it is now impossible to read it. Problem happened after using dryer at a high temperature. The washer still works, but I programme it by guesswork! Any suggestions?

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