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Dishwasher not working

Not certain what the problem is. When I turn the dishwasher on it automatically seems to start on the pump cycle without me having selected a program. As it continues (and doesn't stop at all unless I swith the dishwasher off) the inlet/drain lights up and alternates between staying lit and then flashing. I have cleaned out all filters, checked stopcock, pipes, but no luck. Could it be an electrical problem needing and expert? I need my dishwasher working for sanity, help!!! Frazzled mum of five

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Re: Dishwasher not working

I had same problem after the machine had blocked and filled with water. We drained out the water from the inside but only the pump would work. After reading the solution from crytech I tilted the machine untill all water had come out from the bottom and re started and problem is now solved. Try draing all water from bottom.

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Hi Frazzledmum, Miele have a safety float switch in the bottom of the machine. (The float is a polystyrene disc). If the machine leaks for any reason, then the water sits in the bottom tray raises the float switch & all your dishwasher will do is activate the drain pump and flash those red lights at you. The reason is that somewhere under the machine there is a leak that needs to be investigated & repaired so in this instance I'm affraid that you will have to call a serviceman. Kind regards

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1.Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing? Opening the door or
interrupting the power stopped the cycle. Close the door and
2.Does the Start/Resume indicator flash 3 times when you
press START/RESUME? The dishwasher is waiting for you to
open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door,
then press START/RESUME.
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displays “- -” during a cycle if it believes the door is not
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Faulty Pump and Motor Assembly Some models that will not wash or drain often have a faulty Pump and Motor Assembly. If the motor is receiving power from the timer and it is not operating that is the case.
Temporary Work-around:
With the power turned off to the unit, sometimes it is possible to manually rotate the cooling fan on the motor assembly. In certain situations where the dishwasher has set idle for a period of time, this may free the bearings enough that the unit will begin to operate. Where this works as a short term solution in some cases, it is often a sign of things to come. The frequency of the motor seizing will increase until it will simply no longer work.

I think this is a hands job that needs service and hands on attention!
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