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Dr. Buzz

Member Since 18 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2011 05:05 PM

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In Topic: E Pluribus Unum -- Miele G858 Inlet/Drain Light

19 March 2011 - 11:43 PM

kdog (a.k.a Miele Meister),

When I restart the machine on e.g., Program #4 after stopping it from the last try, it pumps for 30 seconds, then stops (I read there was a 30-second timer). I turn the machine off, back on, set Program #4, and it exhausts the last of the water without problem.

Sure ***seems** at this point as if it might be the heater level switch... I guess I still don't understand the logic of programming the machine to fill in those five-second periods (rather than continuously) if the switch is kaput. Seems to me that if the switch is on the fritz, it should just stop filling (and, BTW, not give a code implying a possible Water Drainage Failure). Any notions?

Having pulled the machine once, I don't relish doing it again to replace the switch, but at least I know what I'm in for. How's the song go? "The first cut is the deepest..." I have to admit, I've learned a lot through these frustrating days! I hope the switch does it!

In Topic: E Pluribus Unum -- Miele G858 Inlet/Drain Light

19 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

Primo! So it looks like a heater level switch (which kdog supposed as one of the potential causes). In that the code says "Water drainage failure, heater level switch", is it saying that it can be something in addition to the heater level switch?

I don't suppose there is any way to short-circuit the heater level switch, in order to see if that is truly the problem???

Thanks to both of you!

In Topic: E Pluribus Unum -- Miele G858 Inlet/Drain Light

19 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

Sorry, in the last step of the diagnostic, both the #1 and #6 lights stay on.

In Topic: E Pluribus Unum -- Miele G858 Inlet/Drain Light

19 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

Well, got inside of pump (I think I'll need a chiropractor after this), and the impeller seems to turn. I also managed to take the unit out of the cabinetry, turn it over, checked the float valve (just in case), put it back together again, and... same old thing.

I found some info on doing diagnostic codes, and tried the following (according to the sequence described on another website):

* Pressed and held Program Buttons 2 and 3 while turning the dishwasher on;
* Salt and Intake/Drain lights flashed (and continued to flash during this exercise).
* Program light 5 flashed;
* Pressed the Program Button #5; * Program lights 1 and 2 flashed (light next to button 4 glowed);
* Pressed and released Program Button #1;
* All Program Button lights were out; * Pressed Program Button #6 and released;
* Light next to Program Button #1 glowed.

Apparently, this reveals the fault code?

Thanks for hanging in there!

In Topic: E Pluribus Unum -- Miele G858 Inlet/Drain Light

19 March 2011 - 02:23 PM

Uh-oh... I may be a DIYer, but this is starting to sound daunting. I will look in parallel on-line for how to do so -- in case you're away -- but in case you are readily available, can you tell me how to enter diagnostics to get the fail code?

I should also re-mention (from the original post) that I still have the toe-kick and the bottom plate off the machine. If there a way to manually turn the circulation pump to see if we can clear the jam?

BTW, thanks for all your help so far, kdog! I have some friends up Calgary way -- I think I'm beholden to ya (once this thing gets fixed) to forward you some brew!


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