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The washing machine wont start

I have been having this problem with my Miele washing machine where the two red lights start flashing. The check drain and check inlet lights. Is there anyway I can fix this myself?

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  • shamimehsan Jul 23, 2008

    I have a Miele W806 novo eco front load washing maching.The yellow LED light comes on but the machine program does not start. Also the door does not open. I tried checking if the drain is blocked which is mentioned in your other blog but the drain and everything there is clear. Please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    inlet and drain lights flashing! have cleaned filter out at front of machine - still flashing - can I fix this myself

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Miele the machine fills ten empties and inlet lights on

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    The unit 4842 will shut off w/ a beeping error message about my water inlet drainage, or something to that effect.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Turn the it on and press the start button but it just frozen doesn't-do any thing at all the light still on we leave it on for awhile the start the light start plashing please help me solve our problem

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Called out engineer who just attached it to his laptop said it needed a new circuit board and that would be $750!! Miele engineer too.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    F50 fault displayed during wash



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This indicates either a faulty inlet valve, afaulty pump or a blocked filter Regards Engineer

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