Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries
OK need to check a couple of things first, you have changed the inlet valve how/why did you think that was the problem? Kindly tell me what you see and hear happening when you set a program and start the appliance and do you have any lights flashing to indicate a fault situation? ~ Ian
Thanks for replying. Ok here goes all the info.
I am trying to fix this for a neighbour who cant afford the call outs miele are charging. They said it was sometimes not filling with water and over time sometimes it did other times it didnt. When i brought the machine to my house i connected it to where my washing machine normally goes to the cold inlet. This model has the inlet valve where you would connect to the water supply from the house. i checked the filters first which they had already cleaned. i then checked the non return valve in the tub which was a little dirty, i cleaned it and replaced it. i put the machine on a cycle and it worked foor a while probably 20 minutes or more (i opened the door mid cycle and it was hot soapy water as there was still a washing tablet in it) it stopped and the 3 cycle lights where flashing. I turned it off then tried it again. This time as they said it drained, you can hear it draining then it stops where it should start to fill silence for a second or 2 then it starts trying to drain again but keeps going as if stuck in drain mode and the three cycle lights flash. so no water coming in made me think it was the inlet valve and i bought one of ebay but i had to change the connection for the 2 wires to fit this machine. Seller guaranteed it was suitable for this model. It has made no difference. The salt light and rince aid light have also been on this whole time but i reconed this wouldnt stop water coming in. Today i googled some more (this is where i got the idea for the inlet valve) with no real luck, so i thought id take out the motor incase this was stuck but i was able to put my finger in and turn the wee propeller. Now i have put it all back together i went and bought dishwasher salt and rinse aid to rule this out as well for my own sanity. so now when i turn it on all lights are out apart from the start cycle one which flashes until i press it, starts to drain, stops, doesnt fill then goes back on to drain mode. My head is gone with it, starting to wish i had never tried to do a good turn as im now out the price of the inlet valve and still no luck. I really hope you can help. I am not very good with electrics (bit confusing) but i am usually quite handy with most things the tester i have is just one setting to see it there is a live circit.
the tester is just one that if you touch the 2 ends it beeps
no multi meter but if it helps i will buy one in the morning, im getting desperate here
I really do appreciate it. I have a wee tester as i say but just to check for circuits, touch the ends and it beeps.
Ok Thank You, ***** ***** you then.
Good morning Ian, whats your thoughts m8
yes, i have all sides and bottom off, there was just a polystyrene disk that sat in the bottom panel, i read it when there is a leek it would float up and hit the wee switch,when i press the wee button on the switch it activates the drain pump. the butten is depressed at the minute as the bottom is off and button is out
the aqua stop is the part i replaced, it connects straight onto the water main supply yes? the stop is at the top end and the electrics are at the machine end i will go shake it now, would there still be a vacum lock on the new part
yes the aqua stop, i thought this was the same thing as the inlet valve ?
No ? oh good are they 2 different parts. well just shook the aqua stop and put it back on.
the new hose i put on just connects to a plastic thing which runs up the side of the machine, now i have looked the looks like a wee motor just up from where the hose is connected. the plastic thing i connected the hose to and runs up the side of the machine has like orange coloured stuff in it at the bottom. i guess this is part of the water softener. no water is getting in there. now you have mentioned it i take it one of them wee motor looking things would be the inlet controle valve. photos show from underneathe where my water line is going in and then a side view of the motors
oh im getting excited here, i think you are going to help me lol. to get at this i have to have the machine tilted back will this matter to the water coming in, back in a mo going to try it anyway
ok i disconected the water pipe, i didnt turn the water off though, i started the cycle it drained and then no water came from the hose. This is the new aqua stop i fitted ?
ok, what is the pcb and where is the facia. do you mean inside the door panel? surely both aqua stops couldnt be faulty, the on i bought was new also, not used. Thanks
no modification kit. i bought it from ebay £50.00. on the packet it came in, its from europart. other things on the packet label is RoHS COMPLIANT, and the part number i guess.. 68-HY-224
still trying to get at pcb it is well tucked away
ok pcb board looks fine no obvious burns or other damage, will i put this all back together or just wait for further instruction from you
Oh i already have it pulled apart, and board taken out, They may not refund me as i had to change the connection, but the ebay seller told me i needed to do that? I will put the board back in and replace facia
the guy i got the part from says it needs to be in the same condition i got it in even though he told me to change the connections. He also said it should work with the minor alterations lol. Feel like just giving up and cutting my losses
its ok he is accepting the part back. yes Milie is charging £109 for the origional part.
I think i will take your advise and return the machine and tell them it cant be fixed. How can i insure you get paid for your assistance, i know we didnt find the problem but you have been as helpful as you could. I now dont think it is the aqua stop as the ebay seller is adement that they sell them for these machines all the time.
Once again Thanks for trying to help Ian
Yea its seems thy are an awkward machine, the other expert who tried to help opted out after one question lol. I'm a bit disappointed as i really wanted to help this wee woman but hey sometimes it just doesn't work out this way. Once again Ian thanks for your time. Much appreciated and i did learn that the Aqua stop inst actually the inlet control valve lol.