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Miele w844 Rinse Light Flashes can only get Drain cycle to

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Miele w844 Rinse Light Flashes can only get Drain cycle to work
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  KevinWhiteJA replied 1 year ago.
KevinWhiteJA :

Hi, welcome to Just answer

KevinWhiteJA :

How old is it ?

Customer:

It is a Novotronic

Customer:

It is a Novotronic, S/N 48144010, More than 10years old

KevinWhiteJA :

OK, thanks for that

KevinWhiteJA :

Rinse light flashing in Miele w844 usually indicates a problem with carbon brushes that will need replacement

KevinWhiteJA :

when was these carbon brushes replaced ?

KevinWhiteJA :

or it has never been replaced ?

Customer:

They have never been replaced

KevinWhiteJA :

ok as you have already cleaned the drain pipes etc so it is time to replace the brushes

Customer:

The drain works but the Spin does not, are there two motors?

KevinWhiteJA :

no

KevinWhiteJA :

are you willing to replace it yourself ?

Customer:

I am confused, how can the drain pump work but not the Spin if there is only one motor?

KevinWhiteJA :

Rinse light flashing is a fault for no motor action, the drain is controlled by the drain pump....as the carbon brushes have not been replaced so I believe the problem is with brushes...if the brushes are fine then it is the control

Customer:

I will look at the brushes. Thank you. If the brushes are OK then I will change the Control Module. The layout of the unit says that the Drain Pump runs off the opposite end of the Motor to the Drum drive. Is the Motor constructed so that the two are separate shafts within the same housing, or a composite shaft that can separate?

KevinWhiteJA :

Miele W844 Use MLE5328278 Motor
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KevinWhiteJA :

this is the motor for your washer

Customer:

i have had a look under the Washer. There is a separate small Motor for the Drain Pump.

KevinWhiteJA :

I mean it is nothing to do with drain working

KevinWhiteJA :

yes

KevinWhiteJA :

correct

KevinWhiteJA :

that is the drain pump

KevinWhiteJA :

the rinse light indicates problem with motor

Customer:

Hopefully Brushes will cure the problem. Thank you.

KevinWhiteJA :

You're welcome...fingers crossed, they will...you can get back to me if you need any assistance and I will help with no additional charges....Excellent feedback is appreciated if you are satisfied with my assistance

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