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When I got my Miele dishwasher a year ago, I added salt but did not add water as it said to, the refill light has not come on in a whole year, should I do something?

There is water in the salt container

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I wouldn't worry, depending on how hard your water is it may use very little salt. There's no harm in topping it up to be on the safe side. Salt acts as a water softener that's all, which helps the detergent work better. If you are getting good cleaning I wouldn't worry about it.

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Get an aqua vac and suck out the water (with the dissolved detergent)from the salt container. Refill it with water and repeat the process couple of times. Fill the container with water and salt and it should be fine. Good luck !!

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you should have a dispenser on the door to add salt,regardless get c.l.r. calcium lime rust remover from a supermarket,lowes,home depot.put a cup in the unit ,run for 15 minutes and then put a cup in again.let the unit complete its cycle.if you still smell the odor repeat until its gone.you could also use baking soda,flour or vinegar.

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The intake/drain light blinks. How do I fix this problem?

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SOURCE: Salt lasts only a very short time in dishwasher

go 2 the inside of dishwasher ull find settings from 1 to 6 simply turn back

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SOURCE: dishwasher stops after 10 minutes inlet/drain light flashing

I had the same problem on a 5 year old model. It was the main pump leaking from a perished seal causing the water protection microswitch to trip. This gives the symptoms you describe exactly. Parts cost from Miele was about £60 for a new seal. Fairly easy to fit.

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shim.gifYour machine may have a float indicator or a warning light to tell you when salt needs adding to the water softener. Often float indicators are difficult to see, and there is no accurate guide as to how much salt you need to add. Quite simply, just add granular salt to the reservoir until it won't take any more!


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Check the instructions which are freely available from www.miele.co.uk or the relevant site for your country. Browse to the current models and you should find the PDF for your model. For non-current models, instructions are under the link "Customer Support".

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