Question about Dishwashers

5 Answers

Miele G575 Dishwasher

Hi, The dispenser flap on my Miele G575 dishwasher not infrequently fails to open at the correct part of the wash cycle. As a result the powerball detergent is not released and the wash needs to be repeated. Apart from that the unit works perfectly. Would a new dispenser solve the problem? Doccy D

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • janettel Feb 07, 2008

    I have a Miele G892 and I noticed for the first time that the soap dispenser never opened. Any ideas?

  • DisgustedInd Feb 24, 2008

    We have the same problem. Half the time the flap doesn't open and we have to re-run the load. The dishwasher has also gotten much noisier since the first few quiet months of operation. We're very disappointed in the product and the poor service we've received in trying to fix the problem. A repairman replaced the pump and motor but to no avail.

  • Doccy D May 10, 2008

    Dear all

    Thank you for the tips. Below is the definitive solution!

    We eventually had to have the Miele Service man out. The problem was
    not with the door at all, but was caused by blockage of the water ducts
    in the rotor. This resulted in eratic spinning and, apparently this
    effects the door opening. Don't ask me how!! Anyhow, he cleaned the
    rotor and, behold - problem solved. That was several weeks ago!

    Doccy D



5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If the water level is not adjusted at the right level
(see Miele G 575 manual page 29),
the flap doesn't open at the right circle,or doesn't open at all.
(Cause of the low water level the machine makes more noise!)
======Now shut down the power for the machine!!!=============
To adjust the water level new,you have to open the shield(2 screws) under the
main door.(enginen compartment).(You don't have to move the machine!)
On the right ,right,right,hand side,there is a 6 cm round beige plastic box.
(the first thing you see to you right and very easy access)
Only one black water hose(about 1cm=1/4inch) and a few wires are going into this box.
This is the water level adjustment box.
In the middle of the beige plastic box is a beige plastic screw
to adjust the water level new.Turning it clock vise ,increasing
the water level.
(For the right water level,see page 29 in your G575 Miele manual)
The water level hasn't to be super price.Just in about and enough.
(It seems that the rubber membrane in the water level unit ages
and therefor it has to be readjusted after a longer time)

Posted on Feb 06, 2012

  • Martin Bauer Feb 11, 2012

    Stop,stop stop!
    I made a mistake.Don't touch the adjustment box.
    99% reason why a Miele is not working properly anymore
    is the water level.If the water level isn't reached the pump
    is sucking air, therefor the water pressure is dropping down.
    Without enough water pressure the flap won't open and
    heat won't start.
    The water passing resistance in your Miele increase by
    the time because you have sediment in your water.Also
    in the ionizing tank(salt water tank and resin filter)could built up after a longer
    time alga which slow down the water pressure.
    This is not a reason to throw your Miele away.
    Miele are made to work 20 years.

    Solution:You have to connect in your dial timer pole H6 with B6 with
    a wire.
    (You have two H6 pols and two B6 pols.)
    (There's a wire plan inside the door.)
    Don't do it if you can't do it properly!
    Always shout down power by pulling the plug!
    (to put the dial switch on 0 is not enough)

    This wire connection is double the time in which water can flow into the machine.
    My machine is now working like a new Miele.
    I found this "trick" in a German forum.
    You should also check the filter right in the beginning of
    your Miele hose.Therefor you have to unscrew (by hand)the hose
    from the house water tap.If you look inside the fresh water hose of your
    Miele ,you can see a small filter for sand inside.
    If it is dirty, you can pull it easily out with a pair of pliers.
    Clean it and put it back.
    Check at the same time the house water tap if it is giving still
    enough water and pressure.The tape could be slowed down
    by sediment over the years.

    a kind of algues that increases

  • Martin Bauer Feb 12, 2012

    Sorry,I made again mistakes in my writing
    and I don't know how to correct it.
    Correction:"If the water level isn't high enough,the pump sucking air."
    and instead of" hose water tab" I meant" faucet".


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Watch also for how you load the upper rack. The flap opens inward and the rack has an opening to permit full opening. If this is blocked by your dishes, the flap won't open properly.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Chief Leader:

    An expert that has 500 followers.

    Leader of the Pack:

    An expert that has 20 followers.

  • Master
  • 2 Answers

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

It could be jammed with old and hardened dishwasher detergent which dries like cement, preventing the little door from opening up. Clean the soap dispenser area with warm water and a toothbrush, especially underneath the area where the cover springs open.

Posted on May 09, 2008

It is caused by not enough water being allowed in by the 'flood protector'. You know, that weird lump on the inlet hose at the tap.
Mine has been slowly getting worse and worse. Seems it needs good water pressure to open the flap and it can't achieve it unless the correct amount of water is in the washer.
Currently I just chuck a couple of pans of water in at the start and again at 32 minutes for the rinse.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

We have a Miele G 870 SC dishwasher. The soap dispenser always opens properly to dispense soap if we run the Economy cycle, but it always stays closed if we run a Normal or Intensive cycle.

I would certainly check with the repairman and have it checked. It is possible that a connection may have been missed since the new dispenser was installed.

Oct 02, 2017 | Miele Dishwashers

1 Answer


Generally what type of detergent you use depends on what is recommended for the dishwasher. I am not sure which model of fisher and paykel dishwasher you have. But my opinion is that dish drawer type dishwashers work better with normal Finish powder detergent. It is not designed for tablets. The size of the wash space is small and it works on the principle of short and quick wash cycles. So the powerball is an overkill. Now about the streaking, this could be linked to the powerball but also you need to check if the rinse aid is present in the dispenser and also that you have selected the appropriate meter level for it being dispensed. 0 means no rinse aid and 5 is too much.;

May 01, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel Dishwashers

1 Answer

My g575 miele dishwasher will not fill with water until the end of the dry cycle.. help

see this possible fault:Water-inlet valve
the valve is defective, test and replace it see how.
Float switch
had been fail, replace see how to test it, and see the diagram


Jun 09, 2012 | Miele Dishwashers

1 Answer

The detergent flap does not open

Check the dispenser for easy close & open. Trouble could be- latch relay not getting energized- wires might have snapped - relay driver - command not reaching from the controller etc.

If you check all the points you will get an idea. I feel micro-controller may not have any problem as other cycle is OK.

Further assistance contact the authorized service center.

May 22, 2010 | Miele 24 in. G665 Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Soap dispenser flap not opening

Not a solution but exactly the same problem. I should have sent the machine back (I bought mine about 2008 too) but by now, 2010, the machine is a complete waste of time and money. The soap dispenser fails to open every time, wasting money, water and my patience because I then have to hand wash after all. will try the suggested oil trick, but it was obviously a bad design to start with.

Jul 20, 2008 | Bosch 22 in. SKT5102 Free-Standing...

2 Answers

Despenser cup - Kenmore dish washer

the dispenser will always open when the washer goes through it's regular cycle. I would recommend to only use powdered soap, that is what the washer was designed to work best with.

Mar 20, 2008 | Miele 24 in. G892SCU Plus Built-in...

1 Answer

Tablet sticks in the dispenser compartment

machine not loaded correctly
or low water level
or faulty wash pump

Feb 23, 2008 | Miele 18 in. G601SC Plus Slim-Line...

2 Answers

Miele G575 slow and insufficient water fill

The unit has a double valve system, the waterproof, it could be that one of the valves is not opening fully. They can break down over time. This would mean you need a new one. This should fix the problem.
Open the door once the wash has started and check the water level. It could be that it is siphoning out half way through the wash. Make sure your drain hose is secured up properly.
If when you open the wash and there is not enough water, it is most likely the waterproof, as I stated before.

Sgt 48

Oct 30, 2007 | Miele 24 in. G656SCi Plus SS Built-in...

2 Answers

Dishwasher Miele G575

It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher. The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher. Regarding the screwdriver adjustment- This is the rinse aid dosage adjuster. To obtain the best drying results,use the selector on setting 5. When dishes show spots, set it to a higher setting. Turn lower if dishes are cloudy. Good luck!

Sep 13, 2007 | Miele 24 in. G665 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

33,641 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts


Level 3 Expert

85020 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18060 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5913 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides