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Sadly with out seeing it in person , real hard to take any guess .try searching their website for tech support

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I have the Miele 4066. I ran the descaling program. When it was finished it read a message that it didn't run properly to run again. But it gets stuck on empty drip tray mode. I even unplugged it


Take out drip tray and inspect the 2 contacts at the rear. Clean these and surrounding area. Also inspect the contacts at the back of the tray slot to see if these are also dirty. Then re-try. Hopefully this will fix the problem. Regards

Apr 20, 2017 | Miele Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Miele CVA 2660 coffee Maker. Was getting Empty Drip Tray errors. Drip tray contact springs are corroded & broken, no longer reading. The numbers are 06579921 & 06603101. Cannot find parts, help!


Well if you know the part numbers you can try buying them directly from an authorized repair station . Some will not sell you the part because they want to do it for you and soak you at the same time.

If you have the part numbers you can try locating them on ebay or google for them and/or equivalents.

Mar 12, 2016 | Miele Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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I have a Miele coffe maker and its stuck on empty the drip tray cycle....cannot recognize that the drip tray has been emptied. How can I get out of this mode.?


I just posted this solution in another model.

I have a Miele CVA 4085 built-in coffee maker which had a similar problem to this and other problems where it gets locked into a state where it demands you empty the drip tray even though it is empty. In my case it was at the end of a cleaning cycle and refused to go on. Cutting power and restarting always had it return to the same state: Cleaning, empty drip tray.

I cleaned the contacts on the drip tray and at the back using the nail file, still nothing. Then I found a post on how to get into the programming menu, which on the CVA 4085 is this:
  1. Open the door and switch off the power with the rocker switch on the top left.Wait at least 5 seconds.
  2. Switch the rocker on then VERY QUICKLY close the door and hold the clear button for 5 seconds.
  3. With your other finger touch the ON button then pull both fingers away at the same time.
  4. Do 5 rapid presses of the clear button but hold your finger down on the last press and keep holding it down until the programming menu comes up.
  5. Do not press the reset button that you see at the top of the menu (unless your German is quite good or you have access to Google Translate).
  6. Scroll down until you find the reset cleaning button and select it. Once you have confirmed you can then exit programming mode by powering off.
It took me quite a while to get to this point, but at least I can now recognize the German word for drip tray.

Jan 09, 2013 | Miele CVA4070 Coffee Maker

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I have a Miele Coffee System CVA 4075. Kept getting fault 73 message. Long story short, the Brew unit is out of place. I somehow need to get it back into the basic position. When I turn it on now it reads...


I have a Miele CVA 4085 built-in coffee maker which had a similar problem to this and other problems where it gets locked into a state and won't let you do anything else. I my case it says Cleaning and it demands you empty the drip tray even though it is empty. In my case it was at the end of a cleaning cycle and refused to go on. Cutting power and restarting always had it return to the same state: Cleaning, empty drip tray.

I cleaned the contacts on the drip tray and at the back using the nail file, still nothing. Then I found a post on how to get into the programming menu, which on the CVA 4085 is this:
Open the door and switch off the power with the rocker switch on the top left.Wait at least 5 seconds.
Switch the rocker on then VERY QUICKLY close the door and hold the clear button for 5 seconds.
With your other finger touch the ON button then pull both fingers away at the same time.
Do 5 rapid presses of the clear button but hold your finger down on the last press and keep holding it down until the programming menu comes up.
Do not press the reset button that you see at the top of the menu (unless your German is quite good or you have access to Google Translate).
Scroll down until you find the reset cleaning button and select it. Once you have confirmed you can then exit programming mode by powering off.
It took me quite a while to get to this point, but at least I can now recognize the German word for drip tray.

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Cva 4070 drip tray issue


Miele CVA 4066 -Empty drip tray warning would not go off even after draining the drip tray, cleaning contacts, and resetting power. Water was coming out from under the empty tray.
I pulled unit out and removed sheet metal in rear around water inlet. when I attached water line and power cord & turned on power, I could see water dripping out of one of the 2 solonoids on the water inlet valve. $168.00 from Miele and no expensive service call.

May 27, 2012 | Miele CVA4070 Coffee Maker

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Miele 4070 watersystem fault but the catch tray has no water so it's not overflowing. What might this be?


it is leaking internally. When the drip tray is full, it tells you to empty the drip tray. when the machine has a problem and develops a leak, it locks up and displays watersystem fault. contact miele at 800 843 7231 and they can put you in contact with a service center in your area.

May 25, 2011 | Miele CVA4070 Coffee Maker

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I have a Miehl cva4070. My problem is twofold. 1. The unit seems to have lost its ability to recognize that the Drip Tray has been emptied. I have turned it off and back on, unplugged and restarted,...


take a long fingernail file that is a fine grit. hold it with a pair of needlenose pliers, and use it to clean the contacts in the back of the machine where the drip tray plugs in. You need to clean each contact top and bottom. you can tape the fingernail file to a ruler or pencil or whatever you need to so that you can reach the contacts. it is very tight as the opening is only an inch or so tall. dont go crazy with the file, just lightly touch each contact. also you can swap the two metal contacts on the drip tray. you will notice that they have little wear lines on them that are in different locations. if you swap them , they will be exposed to new surface. if that doesnt work, you may have an internal leak that is shorting the drip tray contacts from the back of the machine. If there is water back there, it is the same as the drip tray being full.

Apr 22, 2011 | Miele Coffee System

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Saeco Espresso machine - Empty drip tray (all the time)


aye that is true if you click the coffe making button directly after you have had it out you will be able to make a cup, as the machine has a 2 second response time.

Ok here is what i think:
As it registers the driptray I dont think its the sensor to it.
More i would think that its the CPU card that is not responding to that its clean.

I am sry but I have to ask this:
When it says emptie the driptray are you actually taking out the container that is located under the brewing unit, and not the "drip tray" were you put the coffe mugs?

Also when i think i have a sensor problem I allways take out everything. Brewing unit, dripwater container, dregbox, and the watercontainer. and have it out for atleast 2 minutes ( clean it under the mean time) and put it back again.

As I dont have the machine infront of me i cant be certain:)

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