There is a float switch in a pan under the machine. This pan is probably full and the float switch is causing the Intake & Drain fault signal. You can lean the machine over to towards the front to partially drain the pan. Put a towel down to catch the water. When you put the machine level again the fault lights should be out. The real question is where did the water come from. You can easily remove the top (4 screws, 1 on each side behind the little plastic caps and 1 on each side of the back. Torx heads) and look down inside while you start the cycle. Look for leaks. Good Luck, Dan
With my W113 washer, if the "Intake" and "Drain" Fault lights (& buzzer) come on the manual tells you "Call the Miele Service Department". The problem may not be with the Intake or the Drain but it's the only way the machine can tell you it's having a problem.
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It sound as if the machine is not getting any water - either the WPS or level switch. If you can feel the big Module connected to the water intake under the sink - does it vibrate slightly? if so then the WPS needs to be replaced.
It could also possibly be a dirty filter at the inlet not letting enough water into the machine in the time window programed - check the filter first - but my money is on the WPS
Check the supply hose filter, and the filter on the intake of the solenoid. Switch the wires on the solenoid to see if rinse will put hot water into the machine, the contact at the timer may be going bad. While reversed, see if it puts cold water into the wash, that will test the solenoid.
I have a similar issue on oko favorit 50700. I have checked the flow from the inlet hose into a bucket and it really seems ok, so I think maybe a problem at the inlet to the machine? Plea update if you get a fix!
when you start a cycle, your machine should drain for 30 sec, fill with water, and then the circulation pump should come on. your water level should be up to the handle on the filter in the bottom. if you drain, and fill to the handle and then the intake drain error comes on, your circulation pump is stuck. if it does not fill to the handle, you may have a problem with the inlet valve.
You may want to check your drain to be sure there's not a clog/partial clog when draining out the water. Also, you may want to check the filter and possibly clean it. A partially clogged filter may cause this problem. And, you might try...turning off the unit for 10 seconds and turn back on...select Spin Cycle...press Start/Pause to drain the water. Good luck and hope this helps. Walt
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my guidance notes for checking both the drain motorfilter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play!
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT! It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
I have exact same symptons, please someone help. I have had issue before where the plumbing backed up so it overflowed into the catch tray. Then that has to be vacummed out and then just start a new cycle. This time there is no water in the overflow tray....