Question about Miele 24 in. G870 Built-in Dishwasher
I have a Miele G868 dishwasher, S/N 17786510, which leaks water on the floor from the air vent on the top left of the door, located right above where the "Turbothermic" label is after all the cycles are complete and we open the door to unload the machine. We lower the door to a horizontal position and several ounces of water leaks out the vent onto the floor.
It only started doing this recently, after many years of otherwise near flawless service. Any ideas what to investigate or someone had prior experience with this malfunction?
I have had the same problem. Here is what I've done. Take the door apart (a whole bunch of screws on the side of the door). The front panel will come off and you will see a rubber tube. Take it off and blow it out. Then take the blower out (you need to unscrew the inside of the blower). Take apart the blower and clean it out.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
You have the Miele problem.
This happens every year or two. Take off the outside front panel to access the hose that runs from the bottom of the fan down to the dispenser, and lets the water drain out through it to the interior. Clean out that hose as well as you can. Replace. This is a stupid problem that Miele should have a permanent fix for. Grrrr.
In fact I just did this with mine today. The hose cleans out quickly, the problem is getting the front back on. 4 hands make it easier. It slips on when you start close to vertical, then slip in in and down. For putting the screws back in, you might have to use a micro screwdriver to re-align the little clips on the door panel. (You will see what I mean when you do it!) This costs a service call ($100, give or take) to call for service. It can be done at home with no added parts. I think it applies to all Miele dishwashers, and I have now done it several times. As I said before, this is a design fault and should not be necessary!
If you have a helper to help contain the mess, you can spray water into the fan area (best is backward through the hose, but try all directions) and catch the runoff. We have done this and it catches a lot of gunk.muck and slop.
Doggone design sucks on an otherwise nice machine!!
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
We had this problem and had to replace the door fan assembly which was frozen. The part is very expensive and I wonder whether Miele parts are available other than from Miele.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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