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My Miele G641 displays the Salt PC light even after filling it with salt. I have to cycle the main power switch 3 or 4 times before the Start light will come on. Then when I press the Start button it momentarily pumps out water and then stops. Sometimes the Start light stays on and I can get it to give the pump another brief spurt, but often the Salt/PC light comes on again and the Start light goes out. I then have to re-set the power switch. How do I tell if the logic board is fried?

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Hi.

This is not a PC, when logic board is fried the machine does not start at all rather than doing weird thing.The logic board is not fried, in the worst case the salt sensor is jammed.
Try first pouring a couple of litres of hot water on top of the salt reservoir (that must be done normally after refilling salt). After that you can reset the machine by tripping the circuit breaker.

If that does not work, pour water until you clean completely the reservoir from salt. Run a couple of cycles with no salt, reset. Put new salt and pour water on top.
Start a cycle.

See other testimonials with same problem here.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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