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Miele G841 Built in. Intake/Drain light on/flashing and the dishwasher just shuts down.

My husband has tried all the advice but to no avail. The dishwasher has been pulled out but it won't drain. The intake/drain light is still flashing, Could it be plugged inside the dishwasher? The intake drain light keeps blinking, and the pump keeps running. I have tried everything in the manual. There must be water in the safety pan under the dishwasher. How can I fix this???. I have some experience in repairing appliances, but never a Miele Dishwasher. I am very hard hearing and really can't hear well on the phone, and don't want to call Miele.

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I had a similar problem with a different Miele. I found that under the door, there is a removable trim panel (may not be one on yours). Under the trim panel was an acoustically sealed metal plate held by a couple of screws. i switched off and disconnected the electrity, then removed the plate. The bottom tray was filled with a big puddle. I cleaned that up and put the machine back together and it ran fine. Accordingly, I'm getting some replacement shaft seals for the thing as it looks like its worth fixing. Good luck with yours. rupertvdP

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