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Miele Igonito Dishwasher red light for Intake/Drain flashes

Dishwasher stops. Checked inside with my hand to find objects that may clog a drain but seems to be clear (inside dishwasher drain net).

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  • mac_m Jan 02, 2009

    Sounds like good advice. Tried the power off step but the problem continues. Will call service firm to inpsect further. The last firm recommended a $850 repair, so I will seek a second opinion as I did not trust the person's expertise and question his profit motive.

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Try unplugging power cord, or tripping circuit breaker to cut power for ten minutes or so.

If the problem persista on startup, better calling a technician.

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Jan 02, 2009

    Try first unplugging power cord, or tripping circuit breaker to cut power for ten minutes or so. This will drain power from the unit and can reset the error code.

    Check also that water is coming from the supply. Ensure that the door is closing well, and sensor is not stuck.

    If the problem persists on startup, better calling a technician, parts like inlet valve, pump, control assembly, and motor assembly must be tested and eventually replaced.




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