How do I remove the intake water filters so I can clean them. I have removed the water hoses and the metal mess filters seem to be built into the blue plastic hose connectors and I don't see how to remove them. My problem is that the washing machine will not cycle to next stage on it's own. The filters are very clogged and I think this could help my problem
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Cleaning the fluff filter and pump
Check the fluff filter initially after 3 - 4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out.
If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres).
Caution: if laundry has been washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine will still be hot!
Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from behind the detergent drawer facia panel. Open the flap.
Place a dish under the drain fixture. Turn the fluff filter lid round 2 - 3
times. Do not take it right out.
With large volumes of water when the dish is full, screw the fluff filter back into position and empty the dish before repeating the procedure.
Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely and
Remove any foreign bodies (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Turn the impeller by hand to check that it is free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should be removed.
Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing. Remove any deposits of lime scale and detergent or foreign bodies from the thread of the filter housing and filter unit (as these objects can cause a leakage
of water). Put the fluff filter back and screw it in firmly.
Cleaning and care
To clean the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to protect the inlet valves. These filters should be checked every 6 months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water supply.
To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose:
First turn off the stopcock.
Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to the stopcock.
Remove the rubber seal from the recess. Using pointed pliers, take hold of the plastic filter bar, remove the filter and clean.
Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the
hose. Turn on the stopcock and check the connection is watertight.
Inspect the inlet hose which is subjected to high pressure while the machine is in operation. The hose should be replaced if there are small cracks in the surface, or if it has been otherwise damaged.
If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose able to withstand pressure up to 70 bar. Miele's own hoses meet this requirement.
To clean the filter in the water inlet valve:
Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve,
Use water pump pliers to withdraw the plastic filter by the bar.
Clean, put back and secure.
The two filters must be put back in place after cleaning.
In case you were looking to remove it for cleaning...
Turn off the dishwasher and UNPLUG power cord. Turn OFF the water supply and unscrew the inlet hose.Carefully remove the ruber seal. Remove the filter using needle nose pliers and rinse it under running water.Reinsert The filter and sea. make sure they are seated correctly. Screw the intake hose back on the water valve MAKE SURE it is not cross threaded. SLOWLY turn on water supply and test for leaks.
Have you removed the hose supplying the machine to check if the filter inside the inlet valve is blocked , or fo that matter is water being supplied down the hose?
Remember that the hose will be under mains pressure so have a towel handy when you remove the connector.
If it is clean then leave the hose off place your finger on the plastic thread of the inlet valve and get someone to set the machine going
You should feel a slight vibration if the coil which switches the water inlet valve on is being activated (Some of them really make a strong buzzing noise)
There is no electricity in that area so do not be frightened to put your finger on it.
If the filter is clean and the coil is buzzing you should get water going into the machine.
If the coil is not buzzing it has gone open circuit and needs replacing.
Worst case is that the programmer has broken (Very rare)
On my Miele 1220 dishwasher, the inlet filter is inside the inlet hose connector, where it screws onto the water supply. To clean it:
1. Turn off the stopcock.
2. Unscrew the inlet hose.
3. Remove the black rubber seal gently with a screwdriver.
4. Use pliers to remove the inlet filter.
5. Clean the filter under running water.
6. Replace the filter and seal.
7. Reconnect the inlet hose to the water supply, making sure the screw does not thread.
8. Turn on the stopcock slowly to check for any leaks.
I have had the same problem for six months and finally found the solution.
The problem is that the air duct into the dirty water tank was blocked.
The air flows up the black removeable hose, into the dirty water tank
and out through the filter. With the air duct into the dirty water tank
blocked, no dirt gets anywhere near the filter.
The black removeable hose is the hose in the base of Scooba that the
instructions tell the user to clean after each use. Despite cleaning
this hose after each use, plenty of cat hair and other dirt passed by
the hose and got lodged above it on the tank side of the incoming air
The air duct into the dirty water tank is formed out of the blue
plastic the tank is made from. You can find it by looking to see where
the black removeable hose lines up with the tank when it is placed on
Scooba. It is the same diameter is a the removeable black hose so you
can't miss it.
Getting the gunk out is tricky because there is a bend in the duct. I
fished most of it out with my fingers and then poked a bendable plastic
spoon handle to get further down the duct. I then flushed water down it
and shook the tank to get more out. After cleaning, water dripped into
the air vent would come out the dirty water tank drain hole with little
After cleaning the air intake duct I ran my Scooba and got dirt in the filter for the first time in months.