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my miele w989i wps washing machines water inlet check light flashes during the programme and towards the end of the cycle 3 horizontal - - - dashes appear in the display and the buzzer sounds continuously. i have cleaned the fluff (drain) filter and pump, removing a lot of limescale but still no joy. Any ideas please?

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SOURCE: Miele w1203 fault

use the small orange tab to tighten down on the light just inside on the top of the door. i had the same symptoms and it fixed them right away.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Miele WT 945 Washer Dryer - Spin not working + Water Inlet/Drain Light Flashes

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

Your filter of the water inlet valve is accessible outside the machine; it is at the water entry point. Close your faucet & check this out; this gets clogged often.

Hope i am helpful...... Click on 'thanks for trying' if not helped, your prob will be back for someone else to solve.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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SOURCE: the check inlet light flashes. I have cleaned the

If your sure the water way is clear, unplug the unit, plug it back in,
and see if the error is gone, if not, place the water lines into the tub and turn on the water to make sure water is coming into unit, if so the problem lies somewhere else.

Re-post if this didn't help, and say you did this but still have the error.
Good luck, hope it helps.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: tripps electric when heating miele w989i

you may have a faulty heating element or the wire going to the element has broken off and is touching the casing of the unit. if you are confident and able to remove the front panel you will see the heating element under the drum.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi I have a miele W460 WPS Washing machine which

my advice open the pump filter at the bottom of the machine (on left side) ensure all is empy.
the other option is turn off the machine at the maions using a vax water hoover (or any wet and dry vacume cleaner) remove the wast pipe from sink put the hover pipe to the washing machine and **** out all the water.
sould this also fail you would need to open the machine and check the bottom on the floor (inside the machine where all the workings are) there is a cut off trigger make sure this is completely clear of any thing there would be a polystireene base with a button trigger if this is activeted it will stop the machine and cause it to continuesly run the pump this should resolve the issue please let me know how you get on i can come out into certain areas to see to this machine but i charge £50 labour charge 9 out of every 10 of theese i manage to get going again let me know my email is

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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SOURCE: My Miele W360 WPS Washing


The issue seems to be with the drain pump motor that is bad and should be replaced. However, before replacing remove the hoses to the main motor, remove electrical connections & remove motor (single screw holds motor; it is on the outside back of the machine). Try to rotate the motor (use WD40 is necessary). If you cannot rotate it, then motor will be required. If the error still appears then cancel the error message, turn the rotary selector switch to "Stop/End" or press the "Start/Stop" switch for approx. 5 secs. Switch the appliance off and then back on again. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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