Tips for Miele Dishwasher Problems

Are you experiencing Miele dishwasher problems? iFix Appliance Repair is proud to present the ultimate Miele dishwasher troubleshooting guide. We’ll go through some common problems and offer easy DIY tips to get your Miele dishwasher back up and running in no time.

Miele Dishwasher Troubleshooting

An insufficient power supply can cause issues. Every Miele Dishwasher has a light labelled “Start/Stop” that should start flashing after you press it. If there is no flashing, make sure that your dishwasher is connected properly to an electrical outlet and that you’ve picked a particular dishwasher program. Close the door and hit the “Start/Stop” button. If your dishwasher still won’t turn on, check the circuit breaker or fuse box.

If everything with your home’s electrical systems appears to be in working order, it could be an issue with the dishwasher’s switch. Disconnect the power to the dishwasher and open up the appliance’s electrical housing. If the switch appears to be blown out or exhibits signs of corrosion, it’s time to replace this part.

Some other things to take care of…

Detergent dispenser not closing properly?

Examine the dispenser and remove any dried-on, old detergent which might be stopping it from closing all the way. You can also try switching to dishwasher pods that contain a powder/gel combination, which tends to clump less than traditional powder.

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Dishwasher making a rattling noise?

If you hear dishes rattling during a wash cycle, it might be because you loaded the dishwasher improperly. Try re-arranging some of your dishes and cups to avoid chipping and breaking.

Dishwasher making a knocking noise?

This happens when the spray arm can’t turn fully. It’s probably hitting something over and over. Make sure you are loading your Miele dishwasher as per the manufacturer’s directives so the spray arm will no longer be blocked.

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Miele Dishwasher Error Messages

Failure of Water Inlet

Several things can trigger this error message including a stopcock that is not fully open or completely closed, a water inlet filter that’s blocked or a kinked hose.

Drain Fault

Is your Miele dishwasher not draining? This error message comes up because of a blocked drain filter, a drain hose that’s positioned too high as well as connectivity issues or electrical problems.

Technical Fault

The issue could be driven by power issues but is likely caused by problems with wiring and other electrical components. Further investigation will be required and you’ll want to enlist the services of a professional.

Waterproof Fault

If you see this error message code pop up, you’ll need to call an appliance repair professional.

Call Service

Again, you’ll need to call a dishwasher repair professional to fix the light or correct an electrical issue.

Display Is Blank

If you notice a blank display on your Miele dishwasher it could mean the following:

  • The dishwasher is in what’s called “Stand By” mode
  • The door isn’t closed properly
  • There is an issue with the power supply to the appliance

Miele Dishwasher Light Meanings

Your Miele dishwasher has many LED lights that can flash to alert you to various issues including:

Excess Detergent or Start Indicator

If this light is flashing, it means that you have an incorrect setting on the detergent dispenser or that the detergent lid isn’t fully closed.


If this light is solid or flashing it could mean several things including low water pressure, a kinked hose, a dirty inlet filter or a closed stopcock.

Soak/Pre-Wash, Main Wash, or Rinse Hold

You’ll need to call a dishwasher repair specialist to rectify this issue.

Start LED is Blank

This could be related to a power issue or the fact that the door isn’t closed properly.

Miele Dishwasher Noises and Odours

If your Miele dishwasher is making strange rattling or other unusual noises during operation, you should call a technician because professional adjustments may have to be made.

Is your Miele dishwasher giving off an unpleasant smell? You can try cleaning out the filter. It might also be caused by a soiled drum or a faulty detergent dispenser.

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