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Water flowing from detergent drawer, drum not draining properly, soak/prewash button flashing

I have had the front panel off, checked the black tube that runs from the detergent drawer to the drum and cleared the drain filter. How do I get to the connector to the actual drum to see if that's blocked- do I need to turn the machine over and do this from underneath?

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What make and model is it
you never turn machines up side down
do more harm then good

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

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    Emma gwilliam Feb 12, 2014

    Hi it's a Miele W 829. Just want to check what else might be blocked and how I can access these things to check for myself before calling out an engineer

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There has been an unbalanced load and the machine could not spin
(see ‘Automatic Features’, Starting and Programmes).
Has the drain hose been installed correctly (see Installation)?
Are the drain hose, standpipe or undersink connections blocked?
Has ‘Rinse Hold’ option been selected? If so press the Rinse Hold button

drain hose make sure there are no kinks and the end is over the top of washer to drain this ensures that there is no back flush with drain pipe

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Hi Gary,It sounds to me that you have a blockage within the pressure systemas this is a classic sign. If you take the top off the machine you will see a round switch with a few wires going to it.This is the pressure switch. at the bottom of this switch is a thin pipe,normally black or clear. there is a small spring clip holding this pipe to the switch, If you remove this pipe and gently blow down it you will probably find it is blocked. You will then need to follow this pipe to the bottom of your machine. At the bottom of the machine where this pipe is fitted you will see there is a chamber and it is this chamber likly to be blocked.Some times you may clear this with a small piece of wire by removing the small pipe and poke wire through, but best way is to see how this chamber is removed and remove it for cleaning.Ensure machine is off at mains. this chamber fills with water and causes air pressure within the switch at the top of machine, which in turn tells programe when machine is full and also when empty. If this fails then machine will not turn off water supply as long as it is on. there fore when you reconnect parts ensure they are tight and clips back in place. Good luck and hope this works. Failing this working you may need to call an engineer to check switch and possible fault on board.

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