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Miele G638sc plus Inlet/outlet light is coming on. I've isolated everything and all I can think of is that it is the waterproofing system as there was a flood in the kitchen the day before. Trying to dry everything out with a fan, any other suggestions

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There is a float switch on the bottom panel of the unit. If the panel is full of water the drain pump will run and will override everything.

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