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In all my years on Fixya and 32,700 answers, I have never heard of a 'waterproof error', however it does exist!

There normally a numerical error code on the display. unfortunately, it is a terminal error, you need a service call.

Error Code: Waterproof Fault

Error Message - The message "Waterproof Fault" will be displayed on the control panel along with an exclamation point.
This error is again one that I would recommend calling a professional to assist you with, accidentally triggering the waterproof system on your Miele washing machine can also cause this error to appear as well so do keep that in mind.
To find out how you turn on this setting on your model of washing machine refer to your instructions manual. You can attempt to fix this error yourself, but you will need to first disconnect your washing machine and turn off the water supply.
From there you will need to open the drum and remove any wet washing and then reset the error code. It sounds simple enough, but I would strongly advise calling in a professional to do this for you. The procedure is much more complicated than it sounds, and you really need expert help to do it without risking further harm to your washing machine.


'Waterproof fault' notification
If so, the water protection system indicates that there is a leak somewhere. With this message, immediately turn off the water tap and unplug the power cord. Next, contact the point of sale of your washing machine or Miele itself.
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Miele Washing... | Answered on Jun 25, 2020

disconnect it from the power for 5 minutes to reset. From the second attempt at washing, I suspect you have a blockage or a pump issue. When did you last clean the filter?

If that doesn't work 'Im Besser'. Call the Miele guy.

Miele Washing... | Answered on Jun 03, 2020


Miele Washing... | Answered on May 24, 2020

You have presumably owned your washer for some time?
During that time you will have observed many times how long it takes for the tub to fill and how long it takes to pump out during the rinse cycles.

Clearly something is different now and it would help if you could give us a clue. If enough water is going into the tub and the drum keeps agitating the wash for a while before the pump starts and keeps running during the post-rinse spin, then it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.

There have been cases where a washer drain that is plumbed directly to an adjacent sink waste has caused some waste water to syphon back into the washer. I am not sure of the cause but often the waste connection point is probably too low and the lack of a positive air break could be significant.

Miele Washing... | Answered on May 23, 2020

This model has a self rinsing mode that is on by default.

It is important to rinse the system daily to remove any coffee residues from the coffee system. The hot water from the rinsing process also pre-warms the pipework.
It is also important to rinse the system at the end of each day.

The pipework is rinsed automatically then the coffee system is turned off if this function is turned on, and the coffee system has prepared at least one drink since it was turned on.
The machine comes with this function turned on.

Miele Washing... | Answered on May 13, 2020


Miele Washing... | Answered on Apr 13, 2020


If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (orreplace the fuse) if necessary.

Lid Switch
The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one,the switch MAY BE BADand will need to be replaced.Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
If the switch works but the washing machine still won't start, check to see if your washing machine has a special fuse for the lid switch. It will usually be inside the control panel. If it's blown, you'll need to replace it before the washing machine will start.

Door Interlock
The problem could be with the door interlock. If the lights come on but the machine won't start, this might well be the cause. This could either be down to the wiring that runs to the door interlock, or the door catch not activating the interlock itself.

Timer Knob
Some models of washing machine use a mechanical timer knob and won't run until the water in the machine has filled to the selected level. If the knob doesn't line up properly with the graphics on the control panel, you can try to troubleshoot the washing machine problem by advancing the timer a little. When you've done this, pull it out a little way and see if the washing machine will start properly.

Push start switchmay need to be tested with a multi meter for continuity OHMS should show a closed circuit when pushed in or turned on.
The start switchon some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in

If you've run several loads, one after another, without any problem but suddenly find your washing machine refuses to start, overheating could be the cause. The simple way to discover whether this is the problem is to give the machine ample time to cool down, say for a couple of hours, and then try it again. If it works fine, overheating has been the problem and you may have a motor with bad windings.
By the way my advice is freecuzGod is good!

All washing machines use a motor that is responsible for spinning and agitating during the cleaning cycle. Many top load brands use a reversing motor which means the motor spins in one direction for agitating and another for spinning and draining. If the motor does not start, but makes a humming or buzzing noise then it may be defective. To verify if the motor is at fault, remove the drive and /or pump belts and then try to start the motor again. On direct drive models, you will have to disengage the pump and the direct drive coupling to the transmission. If the motor starts, then the problem is with the transmission or the pump and can be further diagnosed by reconnecting each one individually. If the motor does not start or continues to hum or buzz, then it will need to be replaced


If the control board does not provide the proper voltage to the drive motor, fill valve, drain motor or door lock then the washer may not start. The main control board on most washers is complicated and difficult to diagnose without proper test equipment and procedures. You can visually inspect the control for signs of electrical arcing or burned or damaged components on the board. You should use caution when replacing a control board as sometimes the burned components are caused by external component failures.



Miele Washing... | Answered on Mar 16, 2020

Error code F53 on Miele is a speed sensor fault.
It has detected the drum speed to be wrong at some point and has indicated the problem to you.
Have you tried unplugging it. That will reset the computer.
If it's not coming up again after unplugging it, I'd not worry about it.
If it is coming up every time you use it, then you have either a faulty sensor, motor or pcb.
Miele are extremely secretive with information on their appliances and this makes it hard to diagnose accurately faults on them.

Miele Novotronic... | Answered on Feb 18, 2020

Turn the machine off.
Turn dial to finish.
Turn power back on.
Select drain and start.
When drained you can begin again.

Miele W4840... | Answered on Jan 27, 2020

This means that the drain attached to the pump is clogged, remove the drain plug check fro debris and replace...you should be good to go.

Miele Washing... | Answered on Dec 15, 2019

The F63 is an error when something is blocking in the water path. I would suggest to open the front access drain flap and check for any objects like pins, coins etc. remove them and this should clear the error.

Miele Washing... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019

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