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Miele blinking intake drain light - Miele Incognito G818SCVi Built-in Dishwasher

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  • gilliams3 Nov 10, 2008

    Intake drain light flashing - dishwasher stops running and intake drain light comes on. Water is left in the bottom of my dishwasher when it stops.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Dishwasher stopped running, red intake/drain light flashing and water at the bottom of the dishwasher...what to do?

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    blinking drain light, dishwasher stops, water stays in base.

  • abocal Nov 21, 2008

    Same issue. Intake light flashes red. Water fills up in the bottom of the dishwasher. I checked the screens which appear clean. The hose to the drain pipe appears clear. Help



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  • kfm817 Nov 27, 2008

    Same think. I called Miele and they walked me through some steps, but nothing. The only thing I can think of to try is to clear the filter on the intake hose, it's marked "bitron type 902", but I can't figure out how to open it to clear it out. Thoughts?

  • mac_m Jan 02, 2009

    Miele intake/drain light on, dishwasher stops prior to soap stage. Called for service, the first guy did not know how to solve the problem, the second guy wants $850 to replace parts (labor $250). Will try some of the advice reported here and will documents results. My dishwasher is only 2.5 years old, hard to believe we need to replace parts so soon, my last unit was a Maytag without any repairs over 12 years. Did I buy expensive equipement that does not work after 3 years?

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If you checked the intake water filter and drain filter and still have this problem -- Try this...

1 - You need to take the diswasher out.
2 - Turn it on its side so you can access the bottom panel.
3 - Unscrew the bottom panel
4 - Take off the electric circulation motor (big electric motor with a bunch of hoses going into it (it is the biggest motor -- not the small motor at the front of the machine (this thing actually screws in place from the back of the machine). To take the motor off - just unscrew the bolt from the back of the machine and wiggle the thing out from the seal.
5 - Unscrew the 4 screws (need a one of those special star screw drivers) that hold the motor to the pump mechanism
6 - Turn the wheel to unseize the motor -(it takes very little pressure to do this) and reinstall it -- it will very likely work again (if it does not - you need to replace this motor)

There is apprently an easier way to do this from inside the machine - but meile technicians have a special tool to go in and turn the motor blade to unseize this. It takes very little pressure and I think it would be a crime to pay someone else to do this -- it is so simple....

So, in summary, first check to make sure there are no blockages in the filters - then try this...

good luck!



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  • berndandterr Oct 15, 2010

    Awesome, that's what it was. There are tons of un-clogg opinion, but that wasn't it. This is insane that it was just the motor being slightly seized and most of the people actually need to have a mechanic come over. Thank you again. Super!!

  • WCB220 Mar 23, 2011

    Great post, this was our issue, corrected and back to work. Thank You

  • Darren Knudsen Nov 04, 2014

    I just had a repaiman in for the same issue. The problem was the drainhose was plugged with pumpkin seeds! Happy Halloween!

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Hi All,

Thx for all the tips. Combining your thoughts provided a solution for me.

I had the same problem (with a ***** of thanksgiving dishes to do). Turn on,
tries to drain, then that RED blinking "INTAKE/DRAIN" light, like you described.

Spent hours, checking/clearing the (grey) drain hose (The other white hose is the water input to the dishwasher). Also took out metal filter, impeller cover, poked a coat hanger in both ways to/from the drain hose connection. All seemed clear. But still the same.

But when I unhooked the grey drain hose from the air gap unit (that part going to the 4th hole in the sink surface), the dishwasher worked fine. So the air gap unit seemed plugged. The black hose from the garbage disposal to the air gap unit is free flowing (blew through it - yuch!). But the drain connection through the air gap unit was NOT as free flowing.

Replaced it with a new air gap unit ($5.00 at Home depot).
All works fine now. I feel I got lucky.

Well this worked for me. Sorry for all of you who spent big bucks with no solution on those service guys that tried but did not help. I hope this helps some of you.

John

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • davidgleon19 Nov 25, 2010

    I found a kotex in mine

  • a_young_guy Dec 18, 2010

    I opened up the top of the air gap assembly and used an air compressor - full blow then spurts and dislodged a pear stem out - and it seems to be working now. Know that certain models you need to run through a reset process - best to call Meile support to walk you through the reset process. Hope this helps someone - this has been a real puzzle - and each time it has been something different - had this happen to me about 4 times in 5 years.

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Yup, check that the aitgap is not plugged up before taking out the dishwasher!

I suggest that you first check inside the dishwasher and clean out the screen per the manual, and then check the airgap.

Make certain that the airgap is not plugged or obstructed at all. The airgap is the plastic thing that screws into the sink that the grey drain hose is connected to. I had an almond jammed into mine and it prevented the diswasher from draining properly. I took it out and cleaned it all out with a wire and then put everything back together. Problem solved after 10 minutes!!!

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Hi

I just looked up on the internet as i was having the exact same problem, we have a Miele dishwasher about 6 years old and it would get half way through the cycle and then stop, water would fill up in the bottom and the "In take/Drain" Light would come on, so i followed the advice here and unscrewed the dishwasher drainage hose (grey hose) which is obviously the hose that takes out all the dirty water from the dishwasher. This hose connects to the Sink, i removed the hose and sure enough there was a lemon seed and a lot of other gunk blocking it, also in my case the hole had not been drilled properly and half the hole was closed up with plastic, i drilled it out so the hole was perfect, connected it all back and problem solved, beats spending hundreds having a Tech come out, best of luck, hopefully your problem is as easy to solve. ****......

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How to repair intake drain light flashing on a miele g
829?

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SOURCE: Miele G841 Built in. Intake/Drain light on/flashing and the dishwasher just shuts down.

I have the same dishwasher and it will not INTAKE water. This unit does ****. So much for a "smart dishwasher".

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Miele G841 Built in. Intake/Drain light on/flashing and the dishwasher just shuts down.

In the user manual there's a section on how to clean the non-return valve. It's the plastic piece under the wire below the triple filter. Why did you pull out the machine? Did you kink the drain hose? If you don't find a clogged valve, spin the impeller wheel several times. It's under the valve inside the bottom hole where the valve came out.
Now here's the important step- Reset the fault! Power off/on the unit. If the light blinks when you turn it on, Press and hold the start button 4 seconds with the door open. Find the combination of off/on buttons to press to reset the machine in the user manual.
(Note: If the machine runs continuously as soon as you pressed on the power button, then you have water under the unit in the safety pan. Call Miele for help.) Now select the normal wash cycle close the door and start it. The drain motor always runs first. This verifies to the brain how much water is inside the machine when it starts filling. The drain pump runs for half a minute. If you hear it running with no drain check the drain hose especially if it's connected to a disposal. Clean the disposal.. If it's not running at all the light will go on again before filling, call Miele. If the machine fill up with fresh water, the drain works. Watch and listen when the light comes on. Is it filling or did it start circulating? Open the door, are the baskets are dripping wet? Then it filled and circulated. If the light comes on several miutes later then call Miele.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a miele g892sc

I had the same problem and I was able to fix it by trying to reset the machine. You push the on/off button for 5 seconds to reset and then disconnect the machine. I also check the drain for clogs. I found that the problem is with the water sensor on the drain. it is telling the controller that there is water in the drain so the impellers keep turning to flush the system. I pour CLR solution into the drain and let it sit for a few hour and then plug in the machine. It is working fine now.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Miele Intake/Drain light on/flashing and the

hi,

this is a general fault light which could mean anything without a Miele Technician coming out and connecting a laptop to the unit. However most common faults with dishwashers is a drain fault. Check for any kinked hoses and check the drain spigot under the sink where the drain hose connects into the u bend. Usually this is where food gets trapped due to the spigot not being drilled out large enough. This then causes a blockage.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Miele G841

I had a problem where my G842Plus dishwasher would run through the prewash and then the intake/drain light would start blinking and it wouldn't work. There would be water in the bottom of the dishwasher. After cleaning out various items to no avail, we called Miele technical support and they told us to reset the codes and then keep trying it over and over until it worked.
Here is how we reset the codes:

  • Turn dial to stop/off
  • Turn dial to Normal Plus
  • Press Start
  • Press power
  • Then press the start button for one second and let go

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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SOURCE: Miele G892 SC Touctronic dishwasher, intake/Drain

Evening to you - empty the trays out of the washer - remove bottom wash arms by pulling upwards - below tha is a steel mesh - turn the plastic handle to unlock & remove the mesh - on the left of the tub locate a steel clip - below this is the housing for the pump - unclip & lift upwards - you will get a rush of water its ok - then clean the foodstuffs etc from in here as the propeller or impellar is found - turn machine on as the machine will a;lways start with a pump run - switch off after 20-30secs - check if all clear - clean up & assemble - should be good to go...

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