Miele Washing Machine Error Codes



An error indicator light lights up in the control panel and the programme was cancelled

Error Code Appears in Display: The fault indicator light ”tap” lights up, F and 10 appear alternately in the time display and the buzzer sounds.

Possible Causes and remedy:

The water inlet is blocked or restricted.




  • Check whether the tap is turned on properly.
  • Check whether the inlet hose is kinked.
  • Check whether there is sufficient water pressure.

The filter in the water inlet is blocked.

  • Clean the filter.

Error Code Appears in Display: The fault indicator light ”tap” lights up, F and 11 appear alternately in the time display and the buzzer sounds.

Possible Causes and remedy: The water outlet is blocked or restricted. The drain hose has been fixed too high.

  • Clean the drain filter and the pump.
  • The maximum drain height is 1 m.

Error Code Appears in Display: The fault indicator light ”tap” lights up, F and 138 appear alternately in the time display and the buzzer sounds.

Possible Causes and remedy: The water protection system has reacted.

  • Turn off the tap.
  • Call Miele.
Miele Washing Machine Control Panel

Miele Washing Machine Control Panel

Error Code Appears in Display: F and XXX alternately appear in the time display and the buzzer sounds.

Possible Causes and remedy: There is a fault.

  • Disconnect the washing machine from the mains electricity supply, either by switching it off at the wall socket and withdrawing the plug, or by disconnecting it at the circuit breaker.
  • Wait at least 2 minutes before reconnecting the washing machine to the mains electricity supply.
  • Then switch the washing machine on again.
  • Restart the programme. If the fault message appears again, contact Miele.

During the programme, a symbol appears in the time display

Error Code Appears in Display: -0- lights up

Possible Causes and remedy:




The programme selector was moved to a different position after the programme had started.

  • Turn the programme selector back to the original position.

The programme has been interrupted.

  • Open the door.
  • Close the door.

At the end of a programme, an indicator light lights up on the control panel

Error Code Appears in Display: The indicator light 0 lights up.

Possible Causes and remedy: Excessive foam has built up during washing.

  • Use less detergent next time and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on dosage given on the packaging.

Error Code Appears in Display: The indicator light + lights up.

Possible Causes and remedy: A programme using a temperature above 60°C has not been run for a long period of time.

  • In order to prevent bacteria and unpleasant odours building up in the machine, run the Cottons 90°C programme using Miele Dishwasher and Washing Machine Cleaner or powder detergent.

General problems with the washing machine

Error Code Appears in Display: The washing machine smells.

Possible Causes and remedy:

The + indicator light was ignored. A programme using a temperature above 60°C has not been run for a long period of time.

  • In order to prevent bacteria and unpleasant odours building up in the machine, run the Cottons 90°C programme using Miele dishwasher and washing machine cleaner or powder detergent.

The detergent dispenser drawer was left closed after washing.

  • Leave the detergent dispenser drawer slightly open to allow it to dry.

Error Code Appears in Display: The machine shakes during the spin cycle

Possible Causes and remedy: The machine feet are not level.

  • Level the machine and adjust the feet correctly.

Error Code Appears in Display: The laundry has not been spun properly and the laundry is still wet.




Possible Causes and remedy: The machine detected an imbalance during the final spin and reduced the spin speed automatically.

  • Include both large and small items in the load as this will give better distribution.

Error Code Appears in Display: The pump makes strange noises.

Possible Causes and remedy: This is not a fault. These slurping noises occur at the end of the pump sequence as a normal part of operation.

Error Code Appears in Display: Large amounts of detergent residue remain in the detergent dispenser drawer.

Possible Causes and remedy:

The water pressure is too low.

  • Clean the filter in the water inlet.
  • It may be useful to select the Water plus Extra option.

Powder detergent used with water softeners can become sticky.

  • Clean the detergent dispenser drawer and in future add washing powder and then add the water softener.

Error Code Appears in Display: Fabric softener is not completely dispensed or too much water remains in the ”daisy” compartment.

Possible Causes and remedy: The siphon tube is not correctly positioned, or is clogged up.

  • Clean the siphon (see “Cleaning and care – Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer”).

Error Code Appears in Display: At the end of the programme there is still liquid in the capsule.

Possible Causes and remedy:

The small pipe in the detergent dispenser drawer onto which the capsule is placed is blocked.

  • Clean the small pipe

This is not a fault.

  • For technical reasons, a small amount of water will remain in the capsule.

Error Code Appears in Display: After the programme is cancelled, flashing bars ” I_I..I_I..I_I…”   appear in the time display.

Possible Causes and remedy:  For safety reasons, the door cannot be opened if the suds temperature is higher than 55°C.

  • Wait until the temperature in the drum has decreased and the bars have stopped flashing in the display.

Error Code Appears in Display: F and 35 alternately appear in the time display.

Possible Causes and remedy: The door lock has jammed.

  • Call Miele.
Error CodePossible Causes
F01Water/heating NTC or leads short-circuited
F02Water/heating NTC or leads open-circuited
F11Drainage fault
F12Water intake fault at start of step
F13Water intake fault: Heater pressure switch
F14Water intake fault: Heater pressure switch
F15Water intake fault: Hot water
F24Heater relay contact
F25Desired temperature fault
F26Boiling protection

F40Electronic fault
F42Line frequency registration fault
F47Mains frequency registration fault
F51Heater pressure switch
F52Heater pressure switch has reset during heating
F53Speed sensor fault
F63Slide shutter fault
F67Circulation pump speed to slow
F68Circulation pump operation after switch off
F69Circulation pump blocked
F70Float switch fault
F84Slide shutter positioning fault
F85Slide shutter signal change fault
F86Salt container lid contact fault
F87Sensor softener fault
F88Turbidity sensor fault
F91Load size registration inactive

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