Question about Dishwashers

1 Answer

Meile G638 I Plus dishwasher

Machine has not emptied, stops 30 seconds after start up Inlet /drain light blinks,

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Problem solved, the dishwasher starts its wash cycle with a drain sequence, the pan did not drain in time for the wash cycle to continue , thererfor locking it out on inlet/drain alarm. I removed the drain hose from the S trap, then the non-return valve from the filter basket, made sure the drain pump impelar was free, blew down the drain hose back into dishwasher to clear any waste in the pipe,then found a block in the S trap orifis, after clearing that, reasembled and test run on cold pre wash cycle this runs for aprox 10 min.customer was very happy.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, We have a G638 plus and have it connected to the cold water tap. When we press start, it fills the machine with water and once the machine has been filled, the program doesn't start and after 2-3...


Hi

Intake/Drain light flashing means an issue while draining. You would need to check for air gap on the dishwasher, it may be clogged. It prevents dishwasher from draining, sometimes the drain flow is restricted due to gunk. Cleaning or bypassing the air gap will resolve the issue. If this doesn't resolve the issue then it is due to seized (or stuck) drain pump. Disconnect the power to the dishwasher or turn off the breaker to the dishwasher. Tip machine on its back; remove screws that hold the bottom tray on. 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 if you need more information.

Daniel

Aug 16, 2011 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Inlet/drain light comes on and machine stops


possible that drain pump is jammed with something or if this not the case it could be the circulating motor head is cloged up. being a built in appliance would def recommend calling out an engineer. unless drain pump can be got at from inside the dishwasher.

sorry cant be of much more help, meile appliances rarely give problems so dont see alot of them

Jul 06, 2011 | Miele 24 in. G653 SCVi Plus Built-In...

1 Answer

Intake drain light is on and dishwasher won't start


Hi there - possible the inlet valve is blocked or faulty - have a look at the valve if its blocked first if not then the inlet valve is faulty... the problem is the G638 has 2 inlets - one is the the waterproof syatem with a large grey contration fitted to the tap, the other is located beneath the machine , a bit hard to get at...

will require a disconnection of services empty water from machine - tilt on the back - 4 screws on the bottom tray - here you will find the valve - should be located on the frontish right side..

Do be careful if you pursue the latter as its a delicate with little space to work with and costly if you break something else in the process...

Have a think about this first...Yes? then do remeber to disconnect the power.....

happy weekend

Jun 30, 2011 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Does anyone know why a Miele diswasher will start to wash fine and then stop with the inlet/drain light flashing after a few mins? I looked at the pressure stat at the bottom of motor and when i blow in it...


hi,
you may have something rapped around the impellers of the circulation pump causing low water pressure. the unit will start and stop to try to clear the blockage. if the circulation pump is really jammed the inlet/drain light will light. it could be a faulty pressure switch but they are not common to fail.

Hope this helps

May 21, 2010 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

The G638 finished its cycle but didn't completely


pump maybe on it's way out, though i doubt it, is the washing machine on the same drain out? if so you may have back wash, another could be lengh of drain hose, i had the same problem with my miele dishwasher because of the position in the kitchen i doubled up the drain hose and though it pumped out fine, with the volume of water left in the hose it came back in untill i repositioned the drain hose so it could't run back, hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2009 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Miele G 7856 Commercial Dishwasher


Hi. The above machine stops mid cycle and drain/fill light is on, also error code F3E, have cleaned both hot and cold water inlet filters, also checked drain pump and drain line, all ok. Machine drains with no issues and fills with hot water, runs for a while then shuts down.
Any ideas?

Aug 20, 2008 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Miele G892 SC Touchtronic


check drain pump impelar is free, it can be found under the non-return valve below filter. also make sure drain hose and S trap is clear.

Mar 29, 2008 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Inlet/Drain light keeps flashing


Kenyanjoe, I have had the same problem with a G638 . the inlet/drain light flashed 30 sec after start up, (the machine must empty on start up, this did not happen), This caused it to lock out on alarm I removed the drain hose from the S trap,removed the non return valve from the filter, check the drain pump impellar is free, then blow down the drain hose back into the dishwasher to make sure it was not blocked then found the drain pipe on the S trap under the sink was restricted causing the machine not to empty in time for the cycle to continue causing it to lockout on inlet/drain alarm. Have a go , good luck. GUNNO

Aug 14, 2007 | Miele 24 in. G693 Free-Standing Dishwasher

1 Answer

Miele G638 dishwasher.


Hi John I have the same problem, the manual says that it is because the water level is to low, this is checked by opening the door after the machine has stopped filling and before it starts to wash, the level should be 4mm above the main plastic filter ring, the level has two settings, these can be adjusted by pressing the start button and the On/Off button at the same time, release the start button and turn the control to economy 45,if the start light does not come on the level is set to normal, to increase level press the start button again and the light should come on, this will give you an increased filling time. it did no help me but it may help you. good luck

Jun 05, 2007 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

1 Answer

Dishwasher will not start


Check the drain pan area under the dishwasher, if it full of water it will trip a float switch and run the drain pump until the water evaporates or is removed by a shop vac.

Oct 03, 2006 | Miele 24 in. G638 Plus Free-standing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

570 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Electrolux
Electrolux

Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...