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Miele G575 Dishwasher

Hi, The dispenser flap on my Miele G575 dishwasher not infrequently fails to open at the correct part of the wash cycle. As a result the powerball detergent is not released and the wash needs to be repeated. Apart from that the unit works perfectly. Would a new dispenser solve the problem? Doccy D

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  • janettel Feb 07, 2008

    I have a Miele G892 and I noticed for the first time that the soap dispenser never opened. Any ideas?

  • DisgustedInd Feb 24, 2008

    We have the same problem. Half the time the flap doesn't open and we have to re-run the load. The dishwasher has also gotten much noisier since the first few quiet months of operation. We're very disappointed in the product and the poor service we've received in trying to fix the problem. A repairman replaced the pump and motor but to no avail.

  • Doccy D May 10, 2008

    Dear all



    Thank you for the tips. Below is the definitive solution!



    We eventually had to have the Miele Service man out. The problem was
    not with the door at all, but was caused by blockage of the water ducts
    in the rotor. This resulted in eratic spinning and, apparently this
    effects the door opening. Don't ask me how!! Anyhow, he cleaned the
    rotor and, behold - problem solved. That was several weeks ago!



    Doccy D

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If the water level is not adjusted at the right level
(see Miele G 575 manual page 29),
the flap doesn't open at the right circle,or doesn't open at all.
(Cause of the low water level the machine makes more noise!)
======Now shut down the power for the machine!!!=============
To adjust the water level new,you have to open the shield(2 screws) under the
main door.(enginen compartment).(You don't have to move the machine!)
On the right ,right,right,hand side,there is a 6 cm round beige plastic box.
(the first thing you see to you right and very easy access)
Only one black water hose(about 1cm=1/4inch) and a few wires are going into this box.
This is the water level adjustment box.
In the middle of the beige plastic box is a beige plastic screw
to adjust the water level new.Turning it clock vise ,increasing
the water level.
(For the right water level,see page 29 in your G575 Miele manual)
The water level hasn't to be super price.Just in about and enough.
(It seems that the rubber membrane in the water level unit ages
and therefor it has to be readjusted after a longer time)

Posted on Feb 06, 2012

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2012

    Stop,stop stop!
    I made a mistake.Don't touch the adjustment box.
    99% reason why a Miele is not working properly anymore
    is the water level.If the water level isn't reached the pump
    is sucking air, therefor the water pressure is dropping down.
    Without enough water pressure the flap won't open and
    heat won't start.
    The water passing resistance in your Miele increase by
    the time because you have sediment in your water.Also
    in the ionizing tank(salt water tank and resin filter)could built up after a longer
    time alga which slow down the water pressure.
    This is not a reason to throw your Miele away.
    Miele are made to work 20 years.

    Solution:You have to connect in your dial timer pole H6 with B6 with
    a wire.
    (You have two H6 pols and two B6 pols.)
    (There's a wire plan inside the door.)
    Don't do it if you can't do it properly!
    Always shout down power by pulling the plug!
    (to put the dial switch on 0 is not enough)

    This wire connection is double the time in which water can flow into the machine.
    My machine is now working like a new Miele.
    I found this "trick" in a German forum.
    You should also check the filter right in the beginning of
    your Miele hose.Therefor you have to unscrew (by hand)the hose
    from the house water tap.If you look inside the fresh water hose of your
    Miele ,you can see a small filter for sand inside.
    If it is dirty, you can pull it easily out with a pair of pliers.
    Clean it and put it back.
    Check at the same time the house water tap if it is giving still
    enough water and pressure.The tape could be slowed down
    by sediment over the years.


    a kind of algues that increases

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2012

    Sorry,I made again mistakes in my writing
    and I don't know how to correct it.
    Correction:"If the water level isn't high enough,the pump sucking air."
    and instead of" hose water tab" I meant" faucet".

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Watch also for how you load the upper rack. The flap opens inward and the rack has an opening to permit full opening. If this is blocked by your dishes, the flap won't open properly.

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It could be jammed with old and hardened dishwasher detergent which dries like cement, preventing the little door from opening up. Clean the soap dispenser area with warm water and a toothbrush, especially underneath the area where the cover springs open.

Posted on May 09, 2008

Anonymous

It is caused by not enough water being allowed in by the 'flood protector'. You know, that weird lump on the inlet hose at the tap.
Mine has been slowly getting worse and worse. Seems it needs good water pressure to open the flap and it can't achieve it unless the correct amount of water is in the washer.
Currently I just chuck a couple of pans of water in at the start and again at 32 minutes for the rinse.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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