Question about Dishwashers
I found this elsewhere on the net. Seemed to work for me. You need 2 pairs of hands though 1 to hold things together the other to work the screw driver. Thanks to Peter.
I had the same problem on my Miele Dishwasher. Basically the outlet built into the door gets gummed up. You can access it by undoing the screws around the edge of the inside of the door. This will allow you to release the front door cover from the inner stainless steel cover and there will be the tubes etc. for the front vent. Take them off and you will find them blocked with gunge. Give them a jolly good clean so it allows the condensation to drain back into the machine . You will also find the fan in there as well. Clean all around that as well if it's dirty. Put it all back together and no more gurgling or water on the floor when the doors opened. Hope this helps.
Peter Jeffries Isle of Wight
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
I am not a plumber but the previous entry from robav was right.
I found it pretty easy .
Open the machine and remove the inside cover for the vent. by turning it with a slotted screwdriver. Then take the front off the machine (remove all the screaw around the inside edge of the door). Then take off the front upper panel (more screws the same as before) You then have exposed all the workings of the machine. You will see a black hose running from under the vent unit. Remove this and clean it out with warm water. The button panel has 2 more screws on each side and one large retaining screw at the top (above the handle by the door latch) and remove these and you can lift the button console off the door to get at the air vent unit. It is attached by 2 set of wires which control the unit. one of these will unclip quite easily. Do this. You will see 6 brass screws around the edge of the drying unit, undo these and it comes apart and you can reach the other clip to disconnect the wires. You now havbe the vent unit out of the machine in 2 peices and you can give it a good clean to remove all the gummy stuff (no idea what it is by the way).
Putting it back is easy due to the legnedary attendition to detail that make meile stuff so good.
Screw the 2 halves back together then there is a seal which you need to make sure is on the inside face of the vent unit, mine was stuck to the door. It can be genlty peeled off then put into the unit.
Reconnect the wires, it is impossible to get the mixed as they have unique attachements.
pop the unit back in and do up the screws in the reverse order you took them out. and hey it works.
enjoy : )
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Yup, like the man said. You have the Miele problem.
This happens every year or two. Take off the outside front panel to access the hose that runs from the bottom of the fan down to the dispenser, and lets the water drain out through it to the interior. Clean out that hose as well as you can. Replace. This is a stupid problem that Miele should have a permanent fix for. Grrrr.
In fact I just did this with mine today. The hose cleans out quickly, the problem is getting the front back on. 4 hands make it easier. It slips on when you start close to vertical, then slip in in and down. For putting the screws back in, you might have to use a micro screwdriver to re-align the little clips on the door panel. (You will see what I mean when you do it!) This costs a service call ($100, give or take) to call for service. It can be done at home with no added parts. I think it applies to all Miele dishwashers, and I have now done it several times. As I said before, this is a design fault and should not be necessary!
PS: I still have the puddle on the floor, so am trying again only 3 days later! But this has worked several times before.
Posted on Jan 26, 2011
I am lazier than laziness itself. This worked for me: I removed the top panel of the door only, revealing the vent drain behind the plastic guard. Here's the lazy bit, I gently poured some Mr Muscle drain cleaner into the drain hole. It didn't seem to work after five minutes. However it worked its magic overnight and the next morning a normal wash cycle completed with smooth fan operation and no noise came from the fan. Doesn't seem to have melted anything in the pipe and functions normally.
Posted on Nov 29, 2014
Mine was the same as davidagu explained except that to access the screws on the rear of the black fan unit, I had to rotate the vent on the inside of the dishwasher to release the whole unit. Once released I could undo the two halves and clean it out thoroughly. My tubing was not blocked at all. Thanks for all the comments, very helpful.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
Thanks for all the advice above. With a bit of trial and error and taking the front off the machine twice I\'ve managed to resolve my problem. The main blockage for me was at the base of the tube where it is supposed to drain into the main body of the dishwasher. I found I had to blow / suck water up and down the tube when the base was still connected to the machine. It also helped to open the rinse aid dispenser and use a cocktail stick to clear limescale from the two small holes on the side wall of the dispenser (not obvious!) Fairly horrible but eventually cleared just fine and the noise the fan made has gone completely - it seems that this was caused by it chugging away through trapped water.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013
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