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Miele W4840 is LOCKED

I am unable to do laundry. How do I unlock my washing machine?

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Hi try pressing in the heavy soil button to take off the child lock, good luck

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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My Miele washing machine is locked.


Recently I received many requests from users in troubles because they could not unlock their washing machine.

I decided to publish a tip illustrating the unlock procedure.

These instructions apply to most Miele front loading washing machines. They will work on all the W4800 series washers.
Instructions on how to set on and off your Miele’s child lock function are also contained in the user manual.

If you attempt to open the door while the Child Lock function is activated you will get the message "Machine locked" and the picture below on display:

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If the door lock is locked during the wash cycle, press the pause button, and the door will open.

In order to deactivate the Child Lock:

  • Press and hold the "Heavy Soil" button until the display shows an unlocked pad lock picture and says Ready to Use (hold up to ten seconds, it should be less).

If you want to re-activate the Child Lock:

  • Press and hold the "Heavy Soil" again, until the display shows a locked pad lock picture and says Ready to Use .



The drum door cannot be opened, and the machine may stay locked if one of conditions below is occurring:

  1. The water temperature is more than 55°C (130°F).
  2. The water level is too high.
  3. The Child Lock function is activated.
  4. There is a fault.

If the washer is in one of the above conditions, you will get the machine locking even if child lock is off.

If the door is locked because of a fault, and there is water in the drum, the machine will also lock up.

In that case the door will open only after accessing the drain pump.
The pump service door is opened using a tool stored behind the dispenser drawer.

The tool must be used only after disconnecting power.

I think I will post a detailed procedure on how to fix a blocked drain pump on the next tip.

I hope this tip has helped you to fix your problem.

Goodbye.

on Dec 10, 2009 | Miele W4840 Front Load Washer

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The padlock is on and i cant wash clothes


take off child lock as per in your book

Mar 22, 2013 | Miele W4840 Front Load Washer

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How to cancel programme once it is activated on Miele W502


Turn the machine off.
Turn dial to finish.
Turn power back on.
Select drain and start.
When drained you can begin again.

Nov 17, 2012 | Miele W4840 Front Load Washer

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Miele w4840 door rubber seal relacement


i just replaced rubber gasket on miele w4840 it took lots of patience! there is a retaining wire on spring on front part this is easily removed. next there is a light and water line about 11 o'clock take this apart and unhook water line in order to remove these from gasket. next there is a locking wire on right side at 9 o'clock. i was able to get a flat head screwdriver and loosen the screw you can open about 1 -1.5 inch at this point the rubber seal can be removed. you have to carefully (painstakingly) put the new seal on. make sure everything is lined up right before replacing the wires took me about an hour as the gasket is difficult to put on back part on drum

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Is there a way to shorten the wash cycle in regards to time(less than 2 hours)? Or is there a rapid wash cycle?


The normal cycle is approx 1 hour. The w4840 has a little more flexibility in wash times.

Dec 25, 2010 | Miele W 4800 Front Load Washer

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W4840 water proof system activated how to reset


1. Unplug the washer
2. Tilt the machine forward about 45 degrees
3. Water will start pouring out from the base pan. Have some towels handy to clean up.
4. Put the machine back in its position
5. Plug it
7. You should be ready to go

Causes

- You may be using too much detergent. Try lesser amount next time.
- There is a leak. If using less detergent does not solve it and this message keeps coming back, then the leak needs to be investigated.

Dec 10, 2010 | Miele W4840 Front Load Washer

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