Miele Washing Machine Problems & Troubleshooting

Miele is one of the biggest washing machine manufacturers in the world. Their state-of-the-art technology and great designs have become the brand of choice for many homeowners.

Their appliances are so reliable and easy to use that most people hardly ever need any repair help at all. However, every now and then, you may run into a problem that is out of the ordinary.

Below are the Miele washing machine issues we have encountered over the years and easy troubleshooting tips to fix them.

Common Miele washing machine problems include not spinning, failing to drain, water leakage, overheating, halted spinning, and residual detergent.

Miele Washing Machine Problems

Miele Washing Machine Problems & Troubleshooting

To help you, we have compiled a list of the most common issues with the Miele washing machine and how to repair them.

1. Washer Not Spinning:

This is probably the most common problem that we see with Miele washers. There can be several different reasons why your washer will not spin:

A. The agitator may be damaged. You can check the agitator by reaching up inside the washer with your hand and feeling around. If it feels spongy or soft, the agitator is probably damaged. In that case, you should immediately call a professional appliance repair person.

B. The motor may be damaged. You can check the motor by reaching in with your hand and feeling around. If the motor feels loose or wobbly, the motor is probably damaged. In that case, you should immediately call a professional appliance repair person.

C. The belt may be damaged. You can check the belt by lifting the side panels on the top of the washer and looking for a damaged belt. If you find one, you can replace the belt.

D. The drain pump may be clogged. You may check the drain by removing the bottom panel and inspecting the pump.

2. Miele Washer Not Draining:

The first thing to look for is a proper connection between the drain hose and the drain pipe. If it is not, water will back up inside the washer and prevent it from draining.

Troubleshooting Miele Washer

You must ensure the drain hose is connected firmly to the drain pipe and does not have “kinks” or other draining problems that might stop the water from flowing freely through it.

If the drain hose is not clogged, then move on to the next problem.

3. Water Leaking Out:

The first thing to check is the seal around the drain pipe. If it is not properly sealed, water will leak from around the drain pipe and onto the floor.

Look around the bottom of the washer, and you should see an “S” shaped piece of rubber that goes around the drain pipe.

The “drainpipe seal” is what it is called. Make sure it is in good shape and has not been harmed in any manner.

Check the bottom of your washer, and you should see two little round rubber feet. These are the “washer feet”. Ensure the bottoms of the washer feet are not damaged in any way.

If the washer is old or has been sitting for a long time, there is a good chance that the seal around the bottom of the tub will be damaged and leaking.

This is especially true if the washer has hard water. In that case, the water will leak out even if the drain hose is connected properly and the drain is not clogged.

4. Washer Overheating:

The first thing to check is the temperature control knob and make sure it’s at the right temperature (typically around 140°F or above).

If it is too cold, the motor will run slowly and use less energy. If it is too hot, the motor will overheat and stop working properly.

The second thing to check is the vent. Make sure it is open. A closed vent will cause the washer to get too hot and could start a fire.

5. Stops Spinning:

Fixing Miele washer stopped spinning

This problem can occur when the motor gets too hot. If this happens, the belt will slip, and the motor will stop turning. You can test the motor by removing the front of the washer.

The top of the motor should have a lot of black rubber on it. If it is getting warm to the touch, that means the motor is getting too hot.

In that case, you should immediately shut off the power, remove the front of the washer, and allow it to cool down a bit.

Then, put the washer back together and see if it could be repaired. You will need to replace the motor if it cannot be repaired.

6. Laundry Detergent Remaining:

This problem can occur if the powder from your laundry detergent has become caked on the bottom of the tub. Turn off the washer’s electricity if this is the case.

Remove the 2 metal covers from the terminals on the front of the washer after unplugging it. Then, remove the two tiny screws that hold the control panel in place.

Look inside the washer under the bottom of the tub. If you see any powdery laundry detergent, clean it off. Be sure to get it all. If some have caked on the bottom of the tub, it will prevent the agitator from spinning.

Conclusion: (Miele Washer Repair Guide)

After reading this, I hope you can now troubleshoot your Miele Washing Machine Problems yourself. 

You should now have six things checked off your “to-do” list. If you did everything I described, your new high-efficiency washer should run like new. Remember, these problems are very common and easy to repair.

However, if you find your new washer still has a problem, you can contact a professional to fix the issue, or you can leave a comment so I 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.

2 thoughts on “Miele Washing Machine Problems & Troubleshooting”

  1. I emptied the water out of the bottom as it was smelly and now thw check drain check inlet light is flashing and I cant use the machine please help


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