SWMBO claims her 9About 10 year old)Miele washing is not washing as good as it used to do. Same programmes, same detergent, but not washing the clothes as good as it once did
What, if anything, could cause this or is it possibly a ploy to get a new machine?
I cannot think of anything in a washing machine that would cause that,
apart from perhaps:
Is the heater working?
Is it taking on enough water?
Even then, being a Miele, I would expect it just to throw a hissy fit
and sulk with an error light.
It's not like a dishwasher where the arms can get blocked or sticky and
How? I can accept that parts may get a bit of scum on them and a pump could
possibly block - but if the drum is turning and the water is at the right
level and is the right temp then what can be wrong?
I got an LG washing machine given to me not working, I fixed it (speed
sensor on the direct drive drum) and all appeared well.
Later on I thought there was a slight leak from the door seal, so I too
it out to inspect - I found there was a sprayer built into it, that was
supposed to be pumping water over the wash as the drum rotated, but as I
had not had it when that was working, I didn't know that, as it was
solidly blocked up (and it explains the pump noise when washing I
couldn't really understand!).
Now this has been unclogged, it seems to be washing better than it did,
does yours have such a sprinkler that is clogged?
It's worth doing a high temp wash (most do 90C max) every now and then
simply as general maintenance.
Have you taken out the soap-powder drawer & cleaned it out? They
sometimes get really gunged up & that can affect performance.
If it's a nine year old Miele, it's only a baby.
It may not be pumping out fully so leaving dirty water behind (Though there
is a pressure switch should prevent this.)
There is a little hatch on the bottm LH side (front of the machine) prises
Behind is a cover you can remeve to clean the drain filter/check waste pump
is free to rotate. (No tools needed) Needs cleaning every four or five
years, Make sure seling surfaces are clean so there areno leaks.
May affect performance if badly bunged up.
There is also a loose rubber pipe for draining the machine down and a cable
you can pull to open the machine door if there's a problem behind this
Also check water level of machine (look at glass door)
Check belt is tight ie not slipping.
Check water temperatures, hand on glass door & make estimate.
They change the composition of detergents even if it's in the same box. All
about saving money.
Another thing to check is that the exhaust pump is working properly and
clearing all the water from the machine each time it needs to.
If, as happened with my Hoover w/m, the pump is running but at reduced
power this is not particularly obvious.
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