If your Miele washing machine’s timer isn’t able to advance, it can be an annoying and lengthy issue to resolve. There are many steps that you can try to solve the issue. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes that are common to a Miele washing machine timer that doesn’t advance and provide step-by step instructions for fixing the problem. This guide is intended for novices and experienced DIYers to home repair. This guide will help you understand how to fix your Miele washing machines working again in no time.
Lid Switch: The lid switch is a safety feature found on most top loading Miele washing machines. The lid switch is usually situated underneath the main top. It is projected that is either attached to or on the lid. This will activate the switch when the lid is shut. The motor circuits as well as the timer are powered by the lid switch. Test the lid switch in theMiele washing machine with a multi-meter
- Unplug your Miele washing machines.
- Remove the cabinet or top panel, and then find the switch on the lid.
- Once you’ve located the switch ensure that all actuators and levers are clean and free of sticking.
- If there are no issues after performing the tests above Remove the switch and set your multi-meter on the Rx1 setting. Hold the switch’s button. Place the probes on the terminals of the switch. The switch should give an error reading of zero.
- If you see a different reading, you’ll need n replacement switch lid.
Timer and Timer Motor: The timer is used to control every aspect of the Miele washer. The timer has a series of electrical contacts which are controlled through a cam assembly, which is advanced by a motor. A few of the contacts within the timer are used to control the motor of the timer. The timer or motor could be damaged if washer’s timer does not move. How to test the timer and timer motor on the Miele washing machine using a multi-meter
- Disconnect the power source of your Miele washing machine from its power source.
- Find and then remove the timer. To gain access to the control panel and rear panel, you will need to take them out.
- Set your multi-meter to Rx1 and connect the probes to the terminals which control the motor (refer to the wiring diagram). The test for continuity should give you a reading from zero to close to zero.
- You’ll need a new timing timer when your test shows you different results.
Water Level Control: The water level control in Miele washing machines allows you to turn the water valve off and on at the set levels, as well as to provide energy to the timer motor when the right water level is reached. If your washer is full however the timer doesn’t move, it may be because of a malfunctioning water level switch. How do you check the water level control of a Miele washing machine:
- As you’ll work using electrical parts, it’s vital to disconnect the washing machine before you start.
- Before you can determine if the switch is not working If you suspect that the switch is not functioning, take off the air dome tube. To locate and take out the air dome hose, take the cabinet out. In the water, then seal the other end while blowing air into the other, checking for bubbles across. Additionally, you should check the hose for signs of cracks, wearing, or obstructions.
- If there are no issues above, you might require the replacement water level switch.
Timer Knob & Dial & Skirt: The timer dial or knob is attached to the shaft that controls the timer, and is able to rotate as the timer advances through a sequence. You may also pull out the knob to turn on the switch in the timer. The timer knob is usually made from plastic and strengthened with a keyed insert. Regular use could cause the knob to break or wear and no longer be able to turn in the direction of the shaft. This could make it more difficult to adjust the timer to the desired time. This can also result in the dial to not move with the shaft as the cycle progresses. How can you check the timer knob on a Miele washer?
- Remove the Miele washer from its electrical source.
- Locate the timer knob, you will need to take off the back panel or cabinet in order to reach the inside of the timer.
- Make sure to check the knob and ensure that the timer has been activated when the knob is pulled out and pushed in.
- If it’s not engaging it, you’ll require new knobs.
Drain Pump: A drain pump is a piece of equipment that removes water from the Miele washing machines tub after the rinse and wash portion. The Miele washer might not be able to sense the tub is empty if the drain pump is not working. It is recommended to inspect the drain pump when it stops during the wash or rinse parts. If this is the case, some electronic models may display an error code. To determine the reason behind your Miele washing machine flashing fault codes, we suggest you refer to our list. How to inspect drain pump in aMiele washing machine:
- Unplug your Miele washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. To get to the pump, you’ll have to pull off the front panel of your appliance.
- After you’ve located the pump, check all connections and hoses make sure there are no leaks or damages.
- If the leak originates from the pump, then you’ll need a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve: The water inlet valve is used to supply hot and cold water to the Miele washer during filling phase of the cycle. Two solenoids at least can open the valve. The water inlet valve may be the cause if the washer stops moving throughout the cycle, stalls at the rinse fill or wash portion. First, make sure that there aren’t any knots in the inlet hoses and that they’re not restricted. They should be in good condition. After that, you should verify the continuity of solenoids using a multimeter. How to check the water inlet valve on a Miele washing machine with the aid of a multimeter:
- Verify that you have unplugged the Miele washing machine prior to beginning.
- Locate and remove the valve for water inlet. It is located directly in the hose connection. To get it open you’ll need to remove all or a portion of the cabinet.
- You should inspect the screen of the valve to check for debris or buildups. If they are damaged, you will need to replace them.
- Examine your pump visually for any signs of damage or wear. If there are none make sure your multi-meter is set to Rx1 then attach your probes on the terminals. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out what readings this test will produce since it differs from model to model.
- If the reading you receive isn’t within the acceptable range, for instance, if you get a reading that is infinity, or if your valve is damaged in any way, you will need the replacement valve for the water inlet.