- 3 Jun 2018
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I was given a Miele W842 that was purchased in Europe (The Netherlands I believe) and brought to the US many years ago and used (or so I was told) in Chicago. It had a broken selector dial which I was able to repair (permantently, as in I'll have to break it again to access the circuit boards.) I'm confident that I have the program selector knob oriented correctly. When I try to run it (using instructions in an English language manual my wife found on line) the machine will begin to fill and after 15 secs or so the Check Inlet indicator light begins to flash, after a few more seconds the filling stops, the drain pump engages, most of the water will be pumped out, and the program terminates. This happens on all programs. I am aware of the pressure/flow requirements and checked the filters which were spotless and hoses which are not kinked or otherwise obstructed. I measured the flow from the stopcock looking for 5L in 15 sec and the flow I measured was well below the minimal required as described in the manual. I ran a 3/4" line directly from the pressure pump on my domestic water system and the flow level from that was way in excess of the minimum (>5L in 7sec) yet I get the same behavior. The machine agitates and spins it just wont fill completely and progress through the program(s) normally. It would be a shame to throw it away but there are no repair people in our area willing to have a look at this. I guess I'm looking for insights into something obvious that I'm overlooking. I should say that I initially was concerned that the problem was some control clock misbehaving due to the frequency difference between US and Europe. I've set that idea aside as the previous owner claims to have used it is the US. Any ideas would be appreciated.