Jump to content

Book washing machine & appliance repairs Buy appliance spare parts

Note: The links above are needed to help keep this site running, please consider using them.

Kat

Miele washing machine element keeps breaking

Recommended Posts

Can any one help?  We are currently on our 5th heating element in 3 months on our Miele aller wash washing machine.  The element has been replaced 5 times the control board once (last time with a new element) Today its not heating again!!  Each element is lasting about a week.

What could be causing an element to break this often?  Thanks for any and all help.

Kat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Book washing machine & appliance repairs Buy appliance spare parts

Note: The links above are needed to help keep this site running, please consider using them.

I can't think of anything that could cause this. Sorry, but it sounds like something that should be impossible to happen. What kind of elements are being fitted and by whom? Surely they cannot possibly be genuine Miele elements? 


Need an engineer, or to buy appliance spare parts? Please use my affiliate links to support this forum.

Book appliance engineer | Buy your Spares (4Washerhelp)

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes all covered direct by Miele, who have been great, refunded the first element when  they fitted the second and have only charged for the power control unit - which i thought must have been the initial problem.  But now its not heating again! it just skips the heating part of the cycle.  I think they are as flummoxed as you, but that doesn't get my washing done!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sounds ludicrous doesn't it - especially with a Miele. I would hope they are treating it very seriously and will get to the bottom of it asap. Please update if they do. It could theoretically be a faulty batch of elements of course, though again, Miele would be the last manufacturer I'd expect that to happen with. 


Need an engineer, or to buy appliance spare parts? Please use my affiliate links to support this forum.

Book appliance engineer | Buy your Spares (4Washerhelp)

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for trying, I'll let you know what they say.  i have suggested a faulty batch but they didn't take kindly to the suggestion!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. That's strange as a faulty batch would exonerate them from any blame really.. Ah well. 


Need an engineer, or to buy appliance spare parts? Please use my affiliate links to support this forum.

Book appliance engineer | Buy your Spares (4Washerhelp)

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So Miele have decided to stop trying to fix my machine. They have refunded the cost of the power Control Unit, which clearly wasn't needed as it didn't soleve the problem, they haven't been charging labour or for the elements as weve gone through so many.  They are going to take my machine away and investigate - the person we spoke to is looking for batch issues with the element and they want to test it to find out what went so wrong.  On the plus side they have given me 50% off a new machine.  Fed up to be spending anything on a new machine but it seems the only way forwards that guarentees being able to wash clothes!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update Kat. It has to be faulty parts I'd say. Highly unusual. I've had other people in the past though reporting a spate of failed heating elements although never for a Miele. 


Need an engineer, or to buy appliance spare parts? Please use my affiliate links to support this forum.

Book appliance engineer | Buy your Spares (4Washerhelp)

Warning:  Read this before attempting any diy repairsNo representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of advice. I can't be held liable for any loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of, or any action taken in reliance on, any information on this website, which is given free of charge and in good faith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...