Miele Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting [Repair Guide]

Miele is an appliance manufacturer based in Germany, and they are famous for their household appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators.

The brand has a reputation for creating high-quality goods that perform well and last a long time.

However, like any other appliance, it still has a number of issues that can lead to trouble and even break down.

Below is a list of the common Miele refrigerator problems and their solutions.

Miele Refrigerator Problems

Miele Refrigerator Problems

Here is a list of the problems that people face with their Miele refrigerators.

1. Miele Fridge Cooling Problem:

The cooling issue occurs when the refrigerator’s cooling system is not working properly.

If your refrigerator does not keep the temperature of the food and drinks in it at a specific level, it can spoil food and decrease its shelf life.


Check the following:

  • Ensure the thermostat is working properly.
  • Is the refrigerator on? If it is plugged in, make sure it is turned on.
  • Check the refrigerator’s temperature setting, and if it’s too low, raise it.

2. Miele Fridge Leaking Water

Refrigerators are often designed to be leakproof. However, they do leak water from time to time, and the refrigerator might leak water for a variety of reasons.

A broken compressor seal is the most prevalent source of fridge water leaks. The compressor is the refrigerator’s most important component, as it controls all of the cooling systems.

If the seal on the compressor is faulty, water can leak out and damage the refrigerator.


You need to check the following:

  • Make sure the compressor is on.
  • Check if the seal is working properly.
  • Make sure there is no damage to the compressor.

3. Defrosting Issue:

The defrost cycle in a refrigerator is very important. This is a process that runs automatically to remove ice from the refrigerator.

The defrost cycle is usually timed so that it runs automatically at the time when the refrigerator is not in use.

If the defrost cycle is not working properly, the refrigerator can freeze. It can also cause other problems like food getting stuck in the freezer.


  • Make sure the defrost timer is not set for too long.
  • Check the filter to see if it needs to be replaced.

4. Refrigerator Not Making Ice:

If the refrigerator is not making ice, it can cause a number of problems. And, if the ice maker isn’t operating properly, it can potentially cause harm to the refrigerator.

The common reason for this problem is that the ice maker does not get enough water. The ice maker needs water to function.

If the water supply is too low, the ice maker will not function properly.


You need to check the following:

  • Check the water supply.
  • Inspect the ice maker’s water level.
  • Check the filter and clear all the debris.

5. Miele Fridge Not Starting:

The most common issue is the power cord not being plugged in properly. Another common reason is the power switch not being turned on.


  • Ensure that the power supply is working.
  • Check if the power cord is plugged in.
  • Check if the power cord is loose.

6. Fridge Making Loud Noise:

This problem can be due to a number of reasons and the most common ones are the compressor, the fan, the belt, the coils, the coils, the condenser, and the evaporator.

To conclude, the noise is usually caused by the coils or the fan.

You may either contact the manufacturer for a replacement or attempt to repair the problem yourself.

You can try the following solutions:

  • Clean the coils with a dry cloth
  • Repair the fan and check the belt
  • Clean the air filter
  • Replace the compressor

Conclusion: Miele Fridge Troubleshooting

We hope that the above information is helpful and that it will assist you in resolving the issue with your refrigerator. The most common Miele refrigerator problems are

  • Water Leakage
  • Defrosting Issue
  • Refrigerator Not Making Ice
  • Fridge Not Starting
  • Fridge Making Loud Noise

You can fix some of the problems yourself, but it is best to call a professional. 

If you have any questions about the Miele fridge, please leave a comment so we can help.

Steven Settles Author

Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

14 thoughts on “Miele Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting [Repair Guide]”

  1. Hi
    Miele refrigerator show a red light on the filter icon and a blinking light on the ice cube icon

    What needs to be done

    Also, the appliance has a cabinet cover to match them kitchen and I cannot find a serial number or model number
    Where should I look?
    Thank you

    • Hello Rose,

      I hope you are doing great!
      An alert sounds, the “alarm” indicator goes red and flashes, and the temperature flashes on the control panel if the temperature rises too high.

    • Hello Subhash,

      Hope you are doing well!
      Loud sounds coming from the unit’s rear may be a sign of a problem with the compressor, condenser fan, or defrost timer. If your refrigerator is making a loud noise from the inside, the evaporator fan, which moves air through the freezer and fridge, is probably broken.

  2. Ongoing problem with Miele fridge freeze since new. Pipes at rear compartment of fridge freeze up. Technician removed the back of fridge and used warm air(hairdryer )to defrost. Keeps happening Walter forms at bottom of freezer but it turns to ice. Can I switch off fridge but leave freezer on while I gently warm the rear of the fridge

  3. I have a miele KFN 13923 DE that sat unplugged in my garage for a couple of months. When I went to plug it back in the display does not work along with the interior light. The fridge is cooling and the freezer is working but none of the controls or the display works. Should I just replace the display/control unit?
    Thank you.

  4. Our large Miele fridge-freezer has a good working freezer but the fridge is not working at all. It’s just a cupboard. What can I do?

    • Hi,

      I hope you are doing good!
      The evaporator coils not functioning properly is one of the primary causes of the fridge not cooling yet the freezer operating. Frost covers the evaporator coils, preventing air from passing through them to cool. The frost must first be eliminated by blowing hot air as a remedy.

  5. How do you keep the condensate hope clean as it keeps blocking and thus forming ice in the area??

    • Hello Chrysoula,

      I hope you are doing good today!
      Flushing your drain pipes with warm water on a regular basis is one efficient approach to avoid obstruction. To get rid of any mold, mildew, or algae that may have developed in your drain pipes, you may also want to use bleach or vinegar instead of water. A condensate trap is one example.

  6. I have a Miele F/F. it has not been turned on for two years.
    It was working fine when the power was switched off two years ago.
    It has not been touch or moved.
    When I try to turn it on, it will not turn on. There seems to be no power.
    Plug socket working fine.

  7. I bought my fridge in 2017.
    It has suddenly stopped working. There is no problem with the power source because the light still comes on when it is turned on.
    I haven’t been aware of any other problem up till now.

  8. my Miele fridge has a freezer compartment and on checking the temperature I found it is between minus 19 and minus 13.5, Is this normal ?


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