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My Miele inspire dishwasher is not draining. Filter basket

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Customer: ***** ***** My Miele inspire dishwasher is not draining. Filter basket is clean and I don't know how to get to the impeller part.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It sounds like to starts to drain at the beginning of cycle then stops.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Joel thank you for your interest in our service. If you have been waiting a while
I apologize as I try to help as many customers as possible in a timely manner. I am now
available to help you with your question.

What is the model number of your miele dishwasher?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
G 2180SCVi
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

ok give me just a minute to pull up your model info, thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Ok because this could be several different issues causing it not drain, I am gonna upload the complete service manual for you to follow the steps you need to take in order to diagnose the problem, because Miele dishwashers are quite a bit more complex than normal dishwashers you will need to follow the guide to find the problem. Start on page 136 of the manual it's the drainage fault service section. I have uploaded to google drive for you.

Open Manual - Click Here

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
k thanks
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

If you have any questions feel free to get back to me here, which you can do even after giving me a rating, thanks again and let me know how it goes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is not really helpful was hoping you could walk me through gaining access to the drain
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

sure I can tell you how to get to the drain pump - its all in the manual to access the drain pump :

1. Uninstall the appliance.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
3. Remove any residual water from the sump.
4. Remove the cover plate. at the bottom of the unit.
5. Disconnect the wiring harness from the drain pump.
6. Using a small flathead screwdriver, push the safety retainer clip outward
See image here
7. Turn the pump clockwise and release it from its holder.

All this info is in the manual - that is page 107

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

but if the drain pump is not running it may not have anything to do with a blockage, why I said you need to follow the guide step by step to find the problem.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

If you find the drain pump is running and shutting off and running and shutting off:

Drain Pump Switches On and Off at Short Intervals
Symptom: The drain pump operates with 1 second on and 4 seconds off.
Cause: Electronic fault.
Remedy: Replace the electronic. See Section 100-4.5 or 100-4.6.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok i need a repair person.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

ya those dishwashers are tough to repair, lots of electronics and other components that have to be checked before just replacing parts. So if you feel you need a repair person, you probably should get one out to do it, probably be cheaper on you in the long run to be honest. Please don't forget to leave me a rating by clicking on the star rating system as I tried to help you to the best of my ability from over the internet, thanks.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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