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Miele Dryer Not Working (How to Fix/Reset)

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When it comes to issues with your Miele Dry, you may notice that either it is not properly drying your clothing, or it will not turn on altogether. When it comes to troubleshooting your Miele Dryer, the first thing that you should check is that your power source is working properly. Check to make sure that your Miele Dryer is plugged in. If it is plugged into an outlet, you should check to make sure that the breaker hasn’t flipped and that the outlet is still working.

If your Miele Dryer is properly connected to a working power source and is still not working, there are a few other areas that you should turn to. While your Miele Dryer may seem like an intimidating appliance to troubleshoot, the good news is that there are a few simple troubleshooting methods that you can do yourself.

If you’re facing issues with your Miele Dryer, here are some of the common issues that you may encounter, and how to fix them.

Miele Dryer Not Turning On/Starting (Reason/How to Fix)

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When it comes to your Miele Dryer not turning on or starting properly, there can be a few issues that you might be facing. One that should be your first stop in checking, is your dryer’s power source. When it comes to appliances, power cords can become loose, outlets may be affected, or your circuit breaker could have flipped due to a power surge. Before going any further, make sure that your Miele Dryer is connected to a working power source.

If your Miele Dryer is not turning on or starting and it is connected to a working power source, the next thing that you should check is that your dryer door is closing properly. If something is blocking it, you haven’t fully closed it, or there is an issue with the latch on the dryer door, this will prevent your dryer from running. If you don’t hear a click when you close the dryer door, the latch hasn’t engaged.

If there is an issue with your dryer lock, you can get a replacement part. To replace your Miele Dryer latch, open your dryer and unscrew the center screw. This is what holds in the latch. Once you unscrew this, you will be able to lift the latch and replace it. Once your latch is engaged, your Miele Dryer will receive the signal that you can start the cycle. 

Your Miele Dryer may also be experiencing issues with the Start Switch. It could be an issue that is just a matter of pressing the start button firmly. You can determine if that is the case by pressing and holding the start button for a few seconds. If your dryer cycle doesn’t start, the issue may be with the switch itself. 

You can replace your Start Switch by removing the front control panel of your Miele Dryer from the inside. Be sure to turn off the power before doing so. You’ll then remove two screws in the small inside area that holds the Start Switch. Once that is off, you need to disconnect the wires from your Start Switch. The Start Switch can then come out, you can use your new Start Switch, make sure that the wires and screws are connected firmly.

Both moisture and load size can prevent your Miele Dryer from turning on. If your load size is too heavy, your dryer will get an overloaded signal and automatically shut off. This can also happen if your dryer still has too much moisture from when you washed your items. If your dryer doesn’t drain and spin properly for the load size of your items, there can be too much moisture and it will overheat your motor.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/14/2022.

Miele Dryer Not Spinning (Reason/How to Fix)

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Your Miele Dryer may turn on and sound like the motor is running. However, you may notice that the dryer drum is not spinning. The reason why this is an issue is that it prevents your items from being evenly distributed. Because there is no motion, all of your wet items on the inside will remain wet, while the outside items will be damp. 

If your Miele Dryer is not spinning, the most likely cause is your motor capacitor. Symptoms of your motor capacitor failing are a low humming noise or your dryer’s drum not spinning unless you physically turn it by hand. The good news is that the motor capacitor is relatively easy to replace. Firstly, you want to disconnect your dryer from power. 

After disconnecting the power, pull your dryer out from the wall. You want to remove the top of your dryer to gain access to the motor. To do so, you will notice that there are two screws in the back of your dryer, just under the top. Unscrew those, along with a screw-on on each side of the dryer. Once the screws are removed, gently lift the top off. 

You also need to remove the door. Open the door and remove the screws at the hinge. From there, you will then be able to lift off the front panel. There will be some screws around the door opening. Remove all of those to access the screws that secure the side panel. Once the screws have been removed, you can lift that side panel. 

Once removing that, you will be able to see the motor capacitor. Your motor capacitor is a tube-like shaped item that has several electrical connections. Remove those connections and unscrew the capacitor nut that keeps it in place. After that, all you need to do is replace it with a new capacitor. Make sure that the nut and all electrical connections are secured. 

Miele Dryer Not Heating Up (Reason/How to Fix)

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When you go to use your dryer, the main part of the process is the dryer getting the correct temperature to heat and dry your items. If the heating temperatures are affected, your drying times will be longer, or your items will not dry at all.

If your Miele Dryer is not heating up, the first thing to check is that the dryer is not overloaded. A large and uneven load can prevent your motor from working properly and, as a result, your dryer won’t be able to adjust to the right temperature. Otherwise, there could be an issue with your thermostat. If your thermostat needs to be reset, replaced, or reconnected, this will cause your dryer to not reach desired temperatures.

You can easily access your Miele Dryer thermostat yourself. Disconnect your dryer from the power and pull it out from the wall. When looking at the back of your dryer, you will see the thermostat located just above the dryer’s heater. The heater is encased in a panel that has a couple of screws. 

Remove the screws and then carefully remove the heating panel. After doing this, you will be able to see the connectors from your thermostat to your dryer’s heater. Check to see if any of these are damaged or loose. If they aren’t, run a reset of your thermostat. This can eliminate the need for a replacement. If a reset does not work, you will need to replace your thermostat. 

Miele Dryer Leaving Clothes Damp (Reason/How to Fix)

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One frustrating issue that you may face is going to take out your completed dryer load of laundry, only to find out that it is still damp. One of the most common issues that prevent your clothes from drying fully is that your Miele Dryer is overloaded. If your load is too large, it won’t be able to tumble correctly. When this happens, the clothing in the center will usually be damp.

If you don’t have an overfilled load in your Miele Dryer and your dryer is finishing the desired cycle time, the items that you’ve transferred to your dryer may be too wet. Due to the excess moisture not being drained out of your washing load, your Miele Dryer won’t have the level of power or heat to balance out the drying process with the high levels of humidity.

Make sure that before transferring your wash from your Miele Washing Machine to your dryer, make sure that all of the remaining water has drained and your items aren’t saturated with water.

Your dryer may also not finish drying your items if there are issues with your lint screen or dryer vents. Regularly cleaning your lint screen prevents your dryer from becoming clogged. It is also a safety measure to prevent your lint from becoming a fire hazard. After cleaning out your lint screen, you should check the dryer vent itself to make sure that nothing has clogged it.

Disconnect your Miele Dryer from power and pull it away from the wall. You want to be able to access the back of your dryer. Pull the venting error out and clean out any remaining dust or debris. You can use both a vacuum and a duct brush. Once you’ve cleaned it out, you can reattach everything and try running a cycle again.

Finding damp items in your dryer could also be a sign of a power issue. If your dryer doesn’t get enough power, it can’t get to a high enough temperature to fully dry your items. Check to make sure that your power cables are securely connected. If there is any damage to your power cord, this can prevent your dryer from working.

If you notice any issues with your power cord, connectors, or power outlet, replacing these should be your next step.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/14/2022.

Miele Dryer Keeps Beeping (Reason/Hot to Fix)

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If you go running a dryer cycle and your Miele Dryer keeps beeping, there are a couple of reasons that might be behind this. You may experience this when your dryer is still in the cycle, or when the cycle has stopped. 

If your Miele Dryer keeps beeping, one of the main issues is that you have too large of a dryer load. If you have too many items in your dryer, it can throw off the drum or cause the motor to overheat. If you have a cycle that is running and you hear beeping, stop the cycle, let your dryer cool down for at least ten minutes, and reduce the items that you are attempting to dry.

If your cycle has finished and your Miele Dryer keeps beeping, check your alert settings. Your dryer may be set to have a longer End Signal alert. You can turn this off completely, or change the level at which it alerts you. 

Miele Dryer Keeps Turning Off (Reason/How to Fix)

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You may notice that your dryer is not completing the cycle that you selected. If your Miele Dryer is turned off, the first thing that you should check is your power source. If your Miele Dryer is not getting enough power, it will face issues with turning off mid-cycle. Check that your power cord is plugged securely into the wall and that there is no damage to the power cord itself. 

If your Miele Dryer keeps turning off mid-cycle, it may be an issue with your dryer overheating. If the temperature on the dryer thermostat reaches levels that are too high, your dryer will turn off until the temperature cools down. One way to prevent this is to not overload your dryer. If you put in too large of a load or one that is too wet, your dryer won’t have the power to fully dry your items.

When your Miele Dryer puts too much energy into drying clothes, your motor can easily overheat and shut off. 

There can also be an issue with your dryer’s thermostat. If your dryer is misreading the temperature, it will automatically shut off to prevent overheating the motor. To replace the thermostat, you want to disconnect your dryer from power and pull it out from the wall. You will see on the back of your dryer the thermostat, which sits directly above the heater.

Unscrew the screws of the panel. After doing this, you will be able to disconnect the connections and remove the old thermostat. After doing so, it is a simple matter of removing the old thermostat and replacing it with a new one. After doing so, you can re-screw the heater and screw the heater cover back in. 

Miele Dryer Blinking Red Light (Reason/How to Fix)

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A blinking red light is a sign that your Miele Dryer is facing an issue that has interrupted your cycle. One of the first things to check is to make sure that your door latch has not become dislodged. If your latch wasn’t properly closed or has been damaged, it can shift out of place while your dryer is running.

If your Miele Dryer has a blinking red light and the door is closed, it may be an indicator that your dryer load is too large. If your dryer is overloaded it can lead to the motor overheating. If your motor has overheated, stop your dryer cycle and leave it turned off for at least ten minutes. This will give the motor enough time to cool down.

It’s also a good idea to reduce your dryer load or check to see if the items that you put in the dryer were too damp.

Is There a Reset Button on My Miele Dryer?

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When it comes to appliances, many times locating or having a reset button can be an issue. The good news is, that if your Miele Dryer is facing issues that don’t seem to respond to troubleshooting, you can reset it.

Your Miele Dryer has a reset button. You can locate it on the front of your dryer on the top right of the control panel. Cancel your Miele Dryer cycle and let it sit for at least ten minutes. This will give your dryer enough time to cool off. After ten minutes, hit the reset button on the front of your Miele Dryer. 

Using the reset button on your Miele Dryer is a great troubleshooting solution for when your dryer is experiencing issues with your motor not running or your dryer turning. 

How to Reset Miele Dryer Thermostat

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If your Miele Dryer is either not starting, or stopping mid-cycle, one of the main causes could be your thermostat. The thermostat prevents your Miele Dryer from overheating, all while controlling the desired temperature for the items that you are drying. 

To reset your Miele Dryer thermostat you need to first unplug your dryer from power. After that, pull your dryer out from the wall. You want to remove the back panel to access the heater and the thermostat. Once you’ve removed the heating panel, you will see the connector wires that lead to the thermostat. 

Remove these connecting wires and leave them unconnected for at least 60 seconds. Reattach them, making sure that they are not only secure but that there is no dust or debris in the terminal ports. Then reattach your panel and start your drying cycle again. The thermostat should no longer be interpreting that there is an error with the part. 

How to Reset Miele Dryer Filter

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If you see the red light flashing on your Miele Dryer control panel, one of the areas that might be causing this is your dryer filter. This warning will come up when it is time to replace your filter. It may also still show after you’ve replaced your filter. If this is the case, running a filter reset is your best option.

To reset your Miele Dryer filter, the first thing that you can try is to unplug your dryer. Leave it unplugged for at least 30 minutes before plugging it back in. After you restore power, run a cycle to see if the warning light has turned off. If the warning light is still present, you want to give your filter and vent a good cleaning. There may be lint or debris that you missed.

To access your dryer vent you need to pull your Miele Dryer out from the wall. Unplug it from power first. From there you will be able to unscrew the connector to the vent and access it for cleaning.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/14/2022.

Miele Dryer Not Working (How to Fix/Reset)

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If your Miele Dryer is not working correctly, it could either be a mechanical or electrical issue. If your dryer is overloaded or not closed properly, your dryer cycles may stop, or not even start to begin with. Otherwise, you may experience signal issues due to a lack of power or parts that need replacement.