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Any service info out there for Miele 19xx?
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Post# 493159   2/1/2011 at 18:46 (4,682 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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My W1918 has developed a leak.  Since these things are built like Fort Knox, does anyone have any service info, from the basics like how to crack it open to electronic diagnostics?  Thanks!

Post# 493171 , Reply# 1   2/1/2011 at 19:28 (4,682 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Where Is The Water Leaking From?

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And when?

Post# 493173 , Reply# 2   2/1/2011 at 19:32 (4,682 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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That's just it, I don't know.  I will have to pull it out and figure out how to get into it.  But it is a slow leak from underneath.  Seems to happen in the second half of the cycle (reprogrammed very high water level rinses and the leaked water isn't soapy).

Post# 493176 , Reply# 3   2/1/2011 at 19:40 (4,682 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Only Thing I Can Find

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Is that leaks found on the left side of any 1900 series washer are caused by "use of improper detergent".

High sudsing levels cause froth to back up through the detergent drawer, down the machine and onto the floor underneath.

Post# 493233 , Reply# 4   2/1/2011 at 22:29 (4,682 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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I am happy to report that has never happened!

Post# 493374 , Reply# 5   2/2/2011 at 13:21 (4,681 days old) by grahamW ()        
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I've attached a few files in the link below. Miele machines are actually pretty easy to get into assuming you have metric/torx bits.

As for the leak, it's a washer ;) There are many possibilities and there aren't many electronic tests. Open the top/front/bottom and see if you can see where the water comes from. With luck, it will be obvious, i.e. a torn hose or or a clamp that has slipped, and you won't need to watch while it runs.


Post# 493482 , Reply# 6   2/2/2011 at 17:56 (4,681 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Thank you, Graham...  That is a great start!

Post# 493681 , Reply# 7   2/3/2011 at 12:33 (4,681 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        

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Peter, I can't answer where the leak is coming from, but if you take the 4 bolts around the detergent dispenser off, then the 3 around the porthole, you can open the front up, it will swing open like a door to the right.  Be sure and push the release tab located at the bottom of the machine on the left side, reaching under the machine.  Once open, you can see all under there.

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