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Miele NOVOSTELLA PLUS Dishwasher Drain light

Drain light The dishwasher drains properly at the beginning of the cycle but not at the end. I removed and cleaned th drainage pieces but the issue persists

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  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    Thanks. I looked there and there is no debris

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    No blockage threre

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    when I run the DW with the drain detached (pointing to a garbage can, the water comes out full strength. If I attache it to the garbage disposal (was not attached to that in the 1st place) it does not...

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    didn't know about the plug in the garbage disposal. Thanks. However the DW was not connected to it at first. It connects into its own drain pipe. Is it better to connect it to the disposal? and If sodo I still need to connect it to the air vent that sits on top of the sink?

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    That would make sense. How to reset the timer?

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    Is it better to connect it to the disposal? and If sodo I still need to connect it to the air vent that sits on top of the sink?

  • joeharb962 Dec 14, 2008

    Thanks for your persistance. I think I got it, we'll see. A pistachio shell in the top part of the drain (the air intake next to the fosset on top of the sink)along with a plate tag.

  • joeharb962 Dec 15, 2008

    the airgap was 90% clogged. Testing a cycle now. what if it was the main control board?

    Also if the air gap was clogged, would that stop the cycle from finishing?

  • joeharb962 Dec 15, 2008

    What is the filter light for?

  • joeharb962 Dec 15, 2008

    Thank you all for your help. The issue was a pistachio shell in the air gap. he reason why it was working at the beginning of the cycle probably because the startupdrain cycle is short, and at the end, as the drainage cycle is longer, the sensor senses the slow drainage thus stopping the cycle.

  • joeharb962 Dec 15, 2008

    Drumbanger insisted the clog was in the drain pipe, which led me to look in the air gap and find the issue. All the other suggestions were pertinent. Thank you.

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Hi,please dont rate me if this could not fix your problem. Since at rhe beggining it properly work to drain then it stop after cycle so it mains that their is nop any debris that will clog on the hose. Check the gate bulb on the hose, it might not work properly after the cycle. thank you.....

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You mite have a bad board

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One reason is partially clogged air gap.
The air gap is the small chrome piece that sticks out above the sink on the kitchen counter.
Another reason is the faulty main control board in the console. The dishwasher simply can not finish the cycle.
Good Luck

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • Grigory Zyryanov Dec 15, 2008

    If it is a main control the dishwasher will stay on and the timer not corresponds with the actual amount of time. And it will never go to drying cycle. It will stuck on the rinse or washing cycle and will not drain.

    If it was just air gap the washer should complete the full cycle.

    Good Luck

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Hi there
I don't think is the dishwasher as you have explained that the machine empties at full strength when not connected to the waste disposal unit.
have a look at the waste disposal unit for any blockages or objects

kind regards

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Dec 14, 2008

    also check outside at where the waste comes out for any blockage

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 14, 2008

    After you have cleared the drain, pour hot water down it to clear everything properly

    kind regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 15, 2008

    Hi again
    Check every outlet pipe from the dishwasher to the waste disposal for clogging, check the outlet pipe at the machine itself (you may have to remove the pipe to check it at that end too)
    Once all the water pipes are clear and the waste disposal is too, you should be good to go, test a short cycle to find out




  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 15, 2008

    yes sorry clean the air gap, it can prevent water flow

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 15, 2008

    "when I run the DW with the drain detached (pointing to a garbage can, the water comes out full strength."
    If it was the control it wouldn't do this as mentioned by you


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 15, 2008

    it could be the
    Intake/Drain fault indicator



    This is essentially to alert you that the Waterproof system has
    activated, though it can also simply mean that the filter is blocked.


    or does it come with Eco-sensor?
    this feature uses light to gauge how clean the wash
    water is and can cancel a fill and reuse the water if it is clean
    enough. This can save over two gallons of water.

    regards



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Doing some thinking with you, and since you say that the dishwasher does drain watter properly at the beginning, that indicates that the water pump is working fine, but at the end it seems to have a little trouble, then this makes me think that is not a water pump issue but a timer issue itself, meaning that the dishwasher is not timed properly to finish the whole thing. You might want to look into reseting the timing settings on your dishwasher.

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    Alan R Dec 14, 2008

    I tried to look up for some manuals for you to see how reset timer, but I dont have specific model # of your DW, BUT this is a website where you can find the manual by looking for model # : http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals...

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    Alan R Dec 14, 2008





    Drain solenoid

    Beneath some dishwashers, there's a timer-activated drain solenoid (an electro-magnetic coil) that opens a drain valve, to drain the wash water through a hose and out to the house's plumbing waste system.





    Timer

    Dishwashers have a timer behind the main control panel at the front top of the dishwasher, or behind the lower access panel. It is either a mechanical device like a simple clock, or it's completely electronic with just a digital readout. The timer runs the dishwasher in a pre-determined pattern. It provides the electricity to all of the dishwasher components at the correct time, for the correct length of time.




    Selector switch

    A dishwasher usually has one or more selector switches on the main control panel at the top front of the door. The switch(es) allow you to choose among wash cycles, drying cycles (heat or no heat), temperature of the wash or rinse, and so on. The switches tell the timer which cycle options to engagehope this information helps us figure something out!

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Hi.

  • Check sink drain and drain hose for restrictions
  • Unjam the motor
  • Unjam the pump
  • Check the drain valve
  • Check the drive belt
  • Test the timer motor
  • If you have a brand new dishwasher or garbage disposer, check the knock out plug on the garbage disposer.
Good Luck

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  1. Check for hose kinks or food plugging drain hose. Start at the drain port exit (there are others, this is just an example)
  2. Check the check valve and drain hose for debris.
  3. Check pump motor for reversing during the pump out make sure the dishwasher is pausing between the wash and drain cycles letting the pump/motor reverse for the drain cycle.
  4. Check timer for not letting the dishwasher pause. ( not all dishwashers )
  5. Check pump motor assembly for a drain solenoid, during the pump out make sure the solenoid makes that distinctive "clunk" noise
  6. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, check knock-out plugat connection.
  7. Check pump impeller for damage.
  8. Check that the water inlet valve isn't seeping fresh water into the dishwasher when off.
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    New water disposals have a "plug" in the connection stub for the dishwasher drain hose. This plug MUST be removed or the dishwasher will not be able to drain into the disposal.

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The water drain is cloged! disconnect expell hose from under sink and run a fine wire down through the hose (this will unclog it( work for us every time Also make sure drain is open!

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Since water doesn't drain out ,it could be a clogged in the drain line. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. You should remove this line and clear it form any debris in the hose or the hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

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