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Wash motor does not run: Inlet/Drain error

The wash motor does not run. Water fills the base of the dishwasher and after that the Inlet/Drain light flashes. If you restart the machine, it first drains the water and then refills it before flashing the Inlet/Drain light again.

There is no problem with the inlet or outlet. I have checked to see if any of the pipes are blocked and there seems to be no problem there. I haven't removed the main pump to see if it is jammed - is this likely? Or is it something else?

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  • j_nyc Nov 21, 2007

    how do you drain the water that collects @ the bottom of the d/w? i have the same problem - so frustrating for such a costly machine

  • Wordhog Feb 10, 2008

    We have established that the wash pump has seized but don't seem to be able to find a new one around here (remote-ish part of South Africa). Thanks anyway for trying. At the moment our dishwasher is a useful place for stacking laundry...

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My Bosch SGS6302GB/07 Was running when we had a power cut. Since then it will not complete a full hot wash cycle, only the Quick wash. When trying to run the full 65 deg programme it runs for a while (about 30 minutes) then cuts out with all the power lights and indicators extinguished. Water is left in the base. If we leave it for 10 mins or so it can be restarted but will still not finishe. Can't understand why power cut caused this problem - we've had it for many years and prior to that has worked perfectly. It seems to be some form of overheat/ thermal safety cut out. The drain is clear - often on restarting it will immediately drain fully. No obvious blockage in filter or outlet pipe.

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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.

To drain a Miele dishwasher, start the machine on a cycle. All the Miele range of dishwashers drain before filling. Then hold in the start button until the end/finish light is lit. Keep doing this until all the water has gone. You could just get a jug and bail it out. Once the jug does not do the job anymore, switch to a cup, I use a very large syringe for the remaining half a litre.

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Had the same issue Tech came open bottom filter trap then insert a metal tool to what he said was a stuck impeller then cycled the dishwasher everything worked. Now 6 months later same issue tried a few times to duplicate with no luck. Wish I had that tool he had.

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