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Your sink drain is partially clogged below the overflow drain so suds laden water is backing part way up that tube discharging suds out the overflow opening.If you have a push-pull built in stopper that's probably holding up a clog just below. Clear the clog, soap suds act like they should.
Two things to consider....clean water or
Clean water usually indicates the fill valve
is not shutting off all the way and the fill valve is "weeping" water
in all the time = new fill valve time!!
Dirty water usually is not a dishwasher
problem but more of a plumbing issue. Often the sink drain that carries the
sinks water outside is not fast enough and some of this sink water is backing
up into the drain hose and filling up the dishwasher through the drain hose.
The drain from the sink to outside needs attention as this type of a problem
indicates a slow house drain for that sink.
The dishwasher drain line should be clamped
to the top underneath part of the counter before entering the sink drain
plumbing, this may help the water from coming back inside the dishwasher.
Tighten all connections first and see if you have a problem. If you still have the leak, then dry the piping under the sink (using a towel) from the sink downwards. Then fill the sink with water and then get under the sink and open the drain. Use a flashlight and feel for moisture with your hands. Start at the bottom of the leak and work your way upwards until you find the area where the leak is occurring. Often leaks appear to be at the bottom of the pipe but the leak can occur as high as the sink drain seal. Be sure to check the back of the piping for leaks. Once you find the leak, you can then determine the course of action to repair the leak.
I had a diswasher with thils problem several years ago. The problem was wiith the plastic float at the bottom. It had hardend greese buildup that kept the float from moving freely. Removing the float and cleanning fixed the problem.
Typically the machine only uses 5-6 quarts of water, If you're floor is getting 1 or 2 quarts check for a loosly connected intake or drain hose. I've never seen any overflow drain on a Miele. It only fills the bottom of the tub. The machine uses a logic program that continuously checks the level of fill and drain by water pressure weight so it always runs with proper amount, even if your intake pressure is weak. Now, If you add too much soap then the bubbles can carry a few ounces over a worn door seal. If the seal is damaged then more spray arm water can run down the front of the machine into the float pan. But after it gets less than a pint of water the drain float will start thr drain pump and shut-off the machine controls and alert you. It won't let you run the machine until the water ( and the problem) is gone. Call Miele for help.
what you refer to as the overflow cap is the cover to the filter which you should remove regularly and check. however nothing to do with your problem.
the water could be coming from two sources:
first, if the drain is plumbed in under the sink, water can flow into the machine every time you empty the sink. the cure is to put the drain hose up as far as possible in a swan neck.
secondly, the intake water valves could be leaking and the only cure then is to replace them