The flashing Intake/Drain light on a Miele dishwasher is a common issue. This flashing light indicates a problem in the water intake or drainage system of the dishwasher. Here is how to fix it yourself.
What Does The Flashing Light Mean?
This light can be triggered by water intake or drainage problems. This could be due to blockages or clogs in the filter, drain hose, or non-return valve, which prevent water from flowing in or out of the dishwasher. Another common cause could be a malfunction in the drain pump or the water intake valve, which are needed for the proper circulation and removal of water.
Fix The Dishwasher Flashing
Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower basket to gain access to the bottom of the machine where most of the components are located.
7 Parts To Check To Fix Light Flashing
Clogged Filters: Miele dishwashers have filters that can become clogged with food particles and debris. Remove these filters, typically located at the bottom of the dishwasher, and clean them under running water. If the filters are damaged, consider replacing them. A clogged filter can cause the flashing light issue.
Cleaning the Drain: Begin by checking the drain at the bottom of the dishwasher. Remove any visible debris or food particles that could be causing a blockage. This area should be kept clean to ensure smooth operation. A clogged drain can cause the flashing light issue.
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Check the Drain Hose: If the drain hose is bent water cannot flow through it. Straighten it out and be sure it is not damaged. A bent hose can cause the flashing light problem.
Inspecting the Water Intake: Locate the water intake valve. It’s usually found at the bottom or side of the dishwasher. Check for any blockages or debris and clean it thoroughly. Ensure the water hose connected to the intake valve is not kinked or damaged.
Checking the Air Gap: If your kitchen sink has an air gap, ensure it’s not clogged. The air gap prevents dirty water from flowing back into the dishwasher and can cause drainage issues if blocked.
Testing the Drain Pump: The drain pump might be faulty. Listen for a humming sound when the dishwasher attempts to drain, indicating the pump is trying to work but might be obstructed. To check the drain pump, you’ll need to locate it (usually at the bottom of the dishwasher), disconnect it, and look for obstructions. If there are none, use a multimeter to test the pump’s continuity. If it’s defective, replace the pump.
Water Intake Valve Functionality: If the problem isn’t solved yet, the issue might be with the water intake valve. To check this, locate the valve and use a multimeter to test for continuity. If the valve is not functioning properly, it will need to be replaced.
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Put Back Together & Test
After completing the necessary inspections and repairs, reassemble all the parts in reverse order. Ensure everything is securely in place. Reconnect the dishwasher to the power supply and run a test cycle to check if the issue is resolved.
Miele Dishwasher Links
- Miele Dishwasher Help – For specific model references and troubleshooting guides.
- Miele Water Indicator Flashes – Help for how to fix this.
- Miele Customer Support – For professional assistance and parts inquiry.
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