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Intake/drain light flashing

The intake/drain light was flashing. I cleaned the filter ( which was clogged) but the light continues to flash and the dishwasher will not start

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  • eohs Apr 15, 2008

    same problem - intake/drain light was on; I cleaned out the drain and outlet valve, but the light is still on, and the dishwasher wont start

  • Kenmere May 22, 2008

    Great!
    Once fixed, I had to turn the washer off then turn it on again.


  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    intake/drain light is flashing

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    clean, start and drain lights are flashing and dishwasher will not work. How do you reset?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    intake drain button flashing. washer starts and stops but doesn't work

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I have (had) the exact same problem with my Miele. Here is what (appears) to have fixed it:

1) Disconnect the inflow line at the water source. Its the connection that looks like a garden hose. Use a screw driver to remove the washer inside, the pull out the little filter with needle nose pliers. My was clogger with particles from the washer. Clean with soap and a tooth brush.

2) Disconnect the outflow line at the garbage disposal. My was moderately clogged with food (Note: my son overfilled the garbage disposal before running. It may have backed up).

This worked for now at least. Remeber, as irritating as red lights can be, it prevents the motors and pumps from burning out when you have clogged plumbing.

Kerry

Posted on May 22, 2008

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I cleaned the pump (found the user's manual online) then turned the selector switch to off. When I selected a wash, it started right up.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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