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WASHING MACHINE DOES NOT TAKE IN WATER

When the machine is in it's bad mood - then: It will not take in water - but drum turns. Will not centrifuge. Door can not be opened (only manually by emergency handle) When the machine works and then suddenly fails - pump out can be done by selecting Pump & Spin mode but does not spin after draining. Things I have checked: Filter is clean. Water pressure to machine is OK. Motor brushes were renewed 2 years ago. Magnetic valve block (3 valves) is new (4 months) As all the problems came at the same time, I think the problem is to be found in one place - but where - is the question. Any one have a suggestions. Best regards PK

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Strictly for troubleshooting: check the inlet water hoses (where the two hoses connect to the machine) screens. Any interuption in water service can send screen clogging debris through your pipes. If screens are really covered clean them i.e. use a toothbrush, swish in a cup of water, turn the water on a teeny-tiny bit (keep your hands on that hose if using the last method.) Then try the washer. If screens only have signs of debris collecting then move-on that's not the problem. Although now is the perfect time to dig out the old gasket/washer and replace it. Garden hose washers work fine. Don't remove the screen to clean it. Don't crossthread when putting it back. Do not overtighten.

You didn't give a mod # so only assuming you have front loader that you can clean filter on (maytag, kenmore, whirlpool?) When you remove the filter can you turn the drain pump propeller with a finger? It should turn like an airplane prop, but easily. Does it feel straight when it turns. The stem of the propeller can distort and kick it off center. If that pump goes out it plays havoc with the whole works.

Also not sure about symptoms. Are you saying it works fine sometimes but occasionally acts-up? Dianosis is difficult without more info. Specifically Mod # and history of symptoms. Sorry.

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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  • Peter Klinge Jan 08, 2013

    Hi Countryman

  • Peter Klinge Jan 08, 2013

    Hi Countryman

  • Peter Klinge Jan 08, 2013

    Hi Countryman. Thanks for your reply. The Machine is a MIELE W916 (front load). Yes, machine works perfectly sometimes but occasionally acts-up. All filters, pumps, water pressure etc. have been checked. Meanwhile another problem has arisen. So this must be resolved before I can proceed with the first problem. The machine is now completely dead - nothing happens when I turn it on. No light in display 3N1, no LEDs light up, no light behind the program selector 2N1, but the programme selector bulbs are gone in any case. I have measured that there is power to S1 pin 9 and 10 and the to T1 pin 5 and 6. (S1, 3N1 etc. are ref. to schematics no. TI 11-9.25.2.2) So now is my question,- what do I do next?

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 08, 2013

    Try checking the door switch and path to and from it. I am not familiar with your machine, but i have some frontloaders that appear dead when that switch fries. Keep in mind, sometimes door switches just need an adjustment tweek. So if it checks good make sure actuators are functioning as designed. I'd check switches for continuity with wires off. Then wire paths for continuity. Make sure the machine is unplugged for continuity checks.

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 08, 2013

    You may have this, but if not here is one of the best owner's manuals i've ever seen: http://www.miele.co.uk/Resources/Operati...

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