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Miele w1203 fault

After power on buzzer is on and drain pump runs no lights on panel except buzzer and when buzzer switch pressed buzzer silenced but no lights and pump still runs. have checked inlet filters and sump switch seems to work properly.

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    same problem here with W1203. no other lights except buzzer are on. I had drained all water and removed any debris. dont know what to do

  • paulio Dec 14, 2007

    Make sure interior door light lens is locked

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    Same problem here. Was told that I should wet vac the water out since the drain pump float might be up in an overflow area. But did not help. How do I make sure the door light lens is locked.




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Use the small orange tab to tighten down on the light just inside on the top of the door. i had the same symptoms and it fixed them right away.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


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