Intermittently, we are receiving a "water outlet fault" indication. There ISstill water in the machine. I open the drain pump cover and empty the bowl via the drain hose - the end of which is secured to the inside of the cover. Once empty, the pump is opened and there are no foreign objects to be found. Also, the pump blade tiurns quite freely.
The machine, is restarted - typically we use a rinse cycle - and it runs fine for the next few weeks.
I'm about to try and find the workshop manual for this machine, but would appreciate any tips in the interim.
I solved this problem this morning, after several months with intermittent "water outlet fault" error messages.
Our pin trap was cleared many times over the months. The propellor turned freely. However, the problem persisted.
So I unplugged the machine, removed the back panel (8 or so hex screws) and located the point where the drainage hose meets the water draining pump. I then separated the hose from the pump and found 2 United States 10-cent pieces lodged together with gunk that effectively blocked the drainage hose. 10-cent pieces ("dimes") are the perfect diameter to get stuck there and not appear in the pin trap where you could easily see and remove them.
Three loads later, the machine is working according to spec. Hope this helps.
I too removed the back panel, but could not figure out how to remove the hose without damaging the clamp. Fortunately the washer has an extended warranty. The tech, removed the FRONT panel below the pin trap (attached by two torq screws.) The hose is just pulled off the pump with clamp attached. Found by poking a allen wrench into the opening of hose, 2 US 10-cent pieces with some lint! Re-attach hose with clamp remaining in place.
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I just received this error message on my Miele W 1712 (Waterproof Fault). Prior to this I had an error message regarding the Drain outlet, so I opened the drain outlet and cleaned it. I think I might have opened it too quickly and therefore creating the (Waterproof Fault). The problem is that when you open the drain outlet too quickly the water runs into the bottom of the washing machine where some sensor lies and you get the (Waterproof Fault) error message on the display and not even turning off the machine will do anything to get rid of this annoying message. 1. Turn off the machine 2. Unplug it 3. Open the drain outlet and take out the plug. 4. Dry all the visible water with a cotton cloth. 5. Tilt the machine FORWARD and hold it until you see water gushing from underneath the machine. 6. Repeat this until you see no more water. 7. Plug the machine back inn. 8 VOILA no error message! I hope in your case :)
First check that the outlet hose is not obstructed or blocked in any way. The outlet pump motor is inline with the outlet hose and has 2 electrical push on connectors. The motor must spin in outlet mode and can be checked by testing to see if supply voltage is across the 2 connectors in outlet mode. If voltage present and motor does not spin = motor open circuit and needs replacing (easy job). The impeler (inside motor must spin to pump out water). No voltage across 2 terminals will indicate a switching fault and can be the electronic timer.
The drain pump motor is in line with the outlet pipe. First check if the outlet pipe is not blocked or obstructed. The motor can be tested by removing the 2 electrical push on connectors and connecting mains supply to the 2 terminals. If the motor spinns it indicates that the motor is OK and that the fault is then with the electronic switching circuit (not normaly a home repair). If the motor does not spin it indicates that the motor is open circuit and needs replacing. (easy job). You can also spin the motor small cooling fan by hand just to determine if it runs freely like it should and is not obstructed by dirt inside the water channel of the pump.
4 flashes indicates a drain failure. Could be obstruction in drain system-first check drainhose for kinks, check where drain hose attaches to wastepipe spigot for blockage. If OK blockage may be in pump- disconnect from power, remove bottom panels to access under machine. Drain pump located front left- remove plug from pump, then there is a plastic tag on top of pump you must push down, then drain pump will turn and come off (it comes off easily if tag pressed correctly, so don't force it!!)
If pump OK, fault will be with water indicator switch-sometimes get full of muck. Open dishwasher door, remove filters and clean out any water from base. Right in the bottom right hand side of sump you will see a round black grill- this is water level indicator switch. If it looks blocked up, advise replacing (you can try cleaning, but replacing is best). To replace, access from under machine-again, this switch turns and pulls out, but can be quite difficult due to it being located behind the heating tube.
So, check hoses and pump, then press and hold start button for 3 seconds- this clears fault and resets machine. Try another cycle-if OK, problem solved. Recommend expert assistence to replace water indicator switch.
I just received this error message on my Miele WPS 4146 (Waterproof Fault) Prior to this I had an error message regarding the Drain outlet, so I opened the drain outlet and cleaned it. I think I might have opened it too quickly and therefore creating the (Waterproof Fault). The problem is that when you open the drain outlet too quickly the water runs into the bottom of the washing machine where some sensor lies and you get the (Waterproof Fault) error message on the display and not even turning off the machine will do anything to get rid of this annoying message.
So here is the fix that worked for me.
1. Turn off the machine 2. Unplug it 3. Open the drain outlet and take out the plug. 4. Dry all the visible water with a cotton cloth. 5. Tilt the machine FORWARD and hold it until you see water gushing from underneath the machine. 6. Repeat this until you see no more water. 7. Plug the machine back inn. 8 VOILA no error message! I hope in your case :)
see if there is a blockage in the level switch. the switch operates on air pressure within the dip tube and the diaphragm in the switch. there may be a spider's nest in the tube or a wasp's nest in the tube.