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Inlet/Drain light keeps flashing

The inlet/drain beacon keeps flashing. what would cause this?

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Kenyanjoe, I have had the same problem with a G638 . the inlet/drain light flashed 30 sec after start up, (the machine must empty on start up, this did not happen), This caused it to lock out on alarm I removed the drain hose from the S trap,removed the non return valve from the filter, check the drain pump impellar is free, then blow down the drain hose back into the dishwasher to make sure it was not blocked then found the drain pipe on the S trap under the sink was restricted causing the machine not to empty in time for the cycle to continue causing it to lockout on inlet/drain alarm. Have a go , good luck. GUNNO

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My LG dishwashing machine model LD 2131 SH displays a F error. What does it indicate?


Inlet error.
Condition: Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 min. water supply.
Possible causes:
  1. The Water Tap is not opened.
  2. The Inlet Hose is twisted.
  3. The Filter of inlet valve clogged by impure water.
  4. The Inlet Water Valve is normal ?
  5. The water pressure is very low. ( below 0.5 kgf/ )
  6. Inlet valve is blocked by safety device for leakage sensing.(In case of Inlet Valve).
    • Open the Water Tap.
    • Repair the Inlet Hose.
1.Close the Water Tap.
2.Unscrew the Inlet Hose (Inlet Valve side)
3.Clean the Filter of Inlet Valve.
> Replace or repair the Inlet Valve.
> Check the water remain on the base.
1.Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
2.Disconnect the inlet hose to dishwasher to unlock the safety valve.
Drain error.
Condition: Not fully drained out in spite of 5 min. drain operation.
Possible causes:
  1. The Filter clogged.
  2. The Drain Hose twistec or blocked.
  3. The Drain Pump/Motor or circuit is troubled.
    • Clean the Filter.
    • Remove the cause of twist or block.
    • Replace the Drain Pump/Motor or repair the Circuit.
Leakage error.
Condition: The water level in Tub goes down during operation.
Possible causes:
  1. Water leakage in Hose connections.
  2. Water is leaked by damages.
  3. Impeller of the washing Pump is worn away.
  4. The Thermal Protector of the washing motor is functioned
    • Replace the connections of Hose.
    • Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
    • Replace the washing pump.
    • Check the applied voltage.
Excess error.
Condition: Excessive water is supplied than normal water level.(Automatically drain Pump operated.).
Possible causes:
  1. The Inlet Valve is troubled.
  2. The Air Break is troubled.
  3. The Sensor Assembly is troubled.
  4. The Controller is troubled.
    • Replace the Inlet Valve.
    • Replace the air breaker.
    • Replace the sensor assembly.
    • Repair or replace the controller.

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LG Dishwasher Fault Codes

Failure Code > Condition : Check/Repair
  • 1E Water inlet problem > Condition : Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 minute water supply. Water supply problem. The inlet hose is kinked. The water pressure is to low (10psi) Inlet valve. The inlet water valve filter is clogged. The hall sensor. The impeller of Air guide is bound. Remedy : Check resistance of inlet valve ( 950-1300ohms) Clean valve. Check pressure. Replace the Air braker.

  • OE Drain error > Condition: The drain hose kinked or blocked. Wiring connections. The drain outlet of sump is blocked. The drain pump/motor or circuit is troubled : Remove kink. Check wiring. Measure the resistance of drain motor (20-40ohms) Replace the drain motor or repair the circuit.

  • E1 Leakage error > Conditon: Excessive RPM of washing motor happened during wash cycle due to water leakage. Possible cause: Water leakage in hose connections,water is leaked by damages. The motor water seal leakage of sump assembly. The height of drain hose connection ( sink drain hose ) is not over 20". Impeller of the washing pump is worn away.Replace the connections of hose. Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts. Correct drain connections. Replace the impeller of the washing pump.

  • FE Excess Error > Condition : Excessive water is supplied than normal water level (automatically drain pump operated. Possible cause: The inlet valve is troubled,or the controller.Possible cause: The inlet valve is troubled,or the controller. Replace valve or the controller.

  • BE (Thermal error) > Condition: the resistance of the thermistor not normally out put. Possible cause the inlet water temperature is very high(over 194°F) Wiring connections. Thermistor problem.Check temps to dishwasher 120°F needed. Check thermistor 11-14kohms at 77°F. Replace the PCB.

  • LE( Motor error ) > Condition : The motor is working abnormally. Possible cause : Wiring connections. The impeller of washing pump is locked. The rotor of washing motor is locked. The blade is locked.Correct wiring connections. Replace the cause of resrtiction. Replace the washing motor. Replace the PCB.

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Miele G641 SC Plus Drain /inlet light 4 short 1 long flash. How do I find a fault code chart?

Inlet / Drain is a general fault meaning there was no water movement when it was necessary to start the pump. Either it didn\'t drain out or it didn\'t fill the last time.

Call 800-999-1360 for free Miele tech support. They will advise you free of charge. You will perform step by step control board operations over the phone to clear the fault code as well as advise you how to cleanout the drain pump.

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Water keeps filling up the drum and inlet light flashes

either the inlet water valve is bad and needs to be replaced or the controller for it is not cutting off the electricty to it, If you are going to replace something, replace the water inlet solenoid valve.

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Inlet/outlet light keeps flashing on G641 dishwasher - have checked filter and cleared debris. Just completed a wash but dishes not washed or rinsed adequately. Anything else I can check before requesting...


this is a general fault light which could mean anything without a Miele Technician coming out and connecting a
laptop to the unit. However most common faults with dishwashers is a drain fault. Check for any kinked hoses and check the drain spigot under the sink where the drain hose connects into the u bend. Usually this is where food gets trapped due to the spigot not being drilled out large enough. This then causes a blockage. Also check the non return valve under the filter and make sure the drain pump can turn freely. See what part of the cycle the unit lights up the fault. If it happens at the very start it is the drain. If it drains ok then fails it is the inlet. If it fails after that it could be any number of things.
Hope this helps.

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The code keeps flashing F 2 on my HE3 elite washer. It will not complete the cycle it keeps stopping then flashing F 2 and beeping?

"F02" is a Long Drain error code. This is an indication that you have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. In most cases this means there is something lodged in the drain pump or inlet line running from the wash tub to the pump. There is a white screw off cap on the drain pump that you can remove to inspect the pump impeller and clean. The following link explains:

Included is a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump to clean. You may also have to remove the inlet hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Debris and small articles of clothing can commonly clog in this area as well causing the drain cycle to fail.

NOTE: The "SUD" error code can often occur in conjunction with the "F02" error code. This is due to air being detected in the drainage system, which can occur if the pump is not running, or if you have an obstruction BEFORE the pump. You need to remove the inlet hose from the pump to ensure it is also not blocked. Correct your drainage system fault, and the SUD error should go away.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

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Outlet/inlet light flashing on miele dishwasher G674SC

Usually indicates a intake or drain fault - could be a plugged drain line at the garbage disposal or insufficient water coming into the unit

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You have a leak and the bottom pan is full of water. You can remove the cover at the bottom front of the dishwasher and see if the bottom pan is filled with water.

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Wordhog: Does sound like a siezed wash pump to me. Wash motor needs to run to get the correct level of water.

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