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I have taken delivery of a W2209i washing machine which I am thrilled with. The wash quality is excellent and itr is so quiet. BUT I am not sure about the drain filter. Today I iopened it for the first time and it poured water all over the floor. It does not look like any drain filter that I have seen before, cannot see any mesh or anything to clean.

Can anyone help me please? :unsure:

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Very cleverly Miele machines have a flap to open on the bottom left of the machine. To open this there is a special orange plastic spatular located in the backplate of the soap drawer! Dont use a knife or anything nasty like that else you might scratch the paintwork or damage the flap.

The flap should reveal a screw knob which is the drain filter and also an orange (flimsy feeling) tab. This tab is the emergency door opening device. Very useful should there be a power cut or your machine decides to be poorly.

What is remarkable about Miele is that when you unscrew the drain filter water flows onto the flap. You can place a bowl under the flap to contain the water. Unlike some machines the drain filter screw is located so far down you cant even get a tea tray under the machine to empty it. My old Hoover was like that! If your bowl is full simpy tighten the screw and water will be interrupted giving you time to empty the bowl away. This is also a way you can drain the machine should it fail mid cycle or during a power cut. On many machines I think you have to pull them out and drain them by lowering the waste pipe into a bucket. My Miele washer dryer weighs 101kgs (tare) which I think equates to about 16 stone so pulling it out with wet washing and water would be back breaking.

Once all the water has stopped coming out of the filter screw you can remove it entirely.You can remove any objects caught in it such as fluff, buttons etc. You can also use the opportunity to check the pump impeller by giving it a twist. If it moves freely then it is OK. I do nto think there is any mesh or screen to clean.

When your done simply replace the filter by screwing it back in. Mind you see it's tightly done up to stop any seepage of water.

I think im a fussy devil but after each wash I wipe the inside of the glass door of my Miele washer dryer and wipe the rubber surround to make sure it's dry and clean. A little bit of spray furniture polish on a yellow duster does wonders for the beautiful chrome surround to the door and makes the control facia and paintwork shine.

I have become quite proud of my Miele!

Hope this helps


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