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
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.
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.
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This seems to be the "anti flood" device at the base of the washer is triggered due to water at the base of the washer. This safety device consists of a polystireene float and a micro switch that detects water leaks/spills and automatically puts the washer in pump out mode. You need to find the leak (hose or clamp)dry the base and rectifythe leak it before the washer works.
pump is likely gone ......without pressure from the pump .the arms will not turn and no water will shoot from the arm jets .....it's kinda like a whirlpool tub that way .....no pump no bubbles ..good luck
First: this is what Whirlpool says!! And after this at the bottom Is what the repair manual says when I looked it up for you!
Dishwasher is not operating properly 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 press START/RESUME. 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. 3.Is the door closed tightly and latched? (NOTE: On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays “- -” during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched.) 4.Is the right cycle selected? Refer to the “Cycle Selection Charts.” 5.Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? 6.Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart, call for service. 7.Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on? It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the main wash. ___________________________________________________________
BUT, the repair manual says this
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
I think this is a hands job that needs service and hands on attention! I hope it's not the motor or pump!
How old is the machine? If they tell you it is an expensive motor then you need to know this!!!!
Let me know how it goes! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help! Huuum Please do not forget to give a rating before you sign off!
Can't really supply a solution, mine has done this since Christmas. Mine seems to be related to the volume of water taken(or indeed not) into the machine. I have resorted to chucking a bowl of water into the bottom at the start (after the initial draining cycle) of the programme and during the rinse. Not exactly automatic & I can't imagine it will do the pump much good flogging it without a sufficient prime, however it works for me. I'll keep an eye to see if a more substantive fix comes along. Best wishes.