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Both the intake and drain lights are flashing

The washer sounds like it is going to drain, but the intake and drain lights are flashing. Nothing else happens, washer will not work. Any suggestions would be great.

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Re: both the intake and drain lights are flashing

There are several simple solutions, one is reading the instruction manual. Check Intake: is any water entering? is it slow? This machine filters debris from the supply water so check the water intake filter. It is inside the end of the intake hose end against the home. Rinse it clean.
Drain: The same fault appears if the drain is clogged. Check if the lint trap is perfectly clean. Check the impeller (a set of fan blades) behind it spins freely. If buttons or coins get in there they can break off the fan blades and you can't drain water. Check the end of the drain hose if it drains. put it into a bucket or tub basin to observe how strong it pumps. Call Miele if these tips don't work. Be at the machine with Model and Serial number ready.

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Re: both the intake and drain lights are flashing

I had the same problem. Thanks to comments on this site we were able, with the bottom door open and the lint trap fully unscrewed, to tilt forward and empty the last 2 oz of water from the sump. Worked great after that.

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