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Miele Washer Error Codes

Miele Washer Error Code F16

When your Miele washer displays error code F16, it’s indicating that the appliance has detected an excessive amount of detergent during the washing cycle. This error is a safeguard to prevent issues that can arise from overdosing with detergent, such as excessive suds, poor rinsing, and even damage to the machine. Fortunately, addressing this error is relatively straightforward, and it’s important to follow the steps below to resolve the issue:

1. Stop the Washer:

First, pause or stop the washing cycle. It’s essential to address the issue before continuing.

2. Check the Detergent Drawer:

Open the detergent drawer. Look for any detergent residue or clogs that might be causing the excess detergent to enter the machine. Clean the drawer thoroughly.

3. Measure Detergent Properly:

Ensure you are using the right type and amount of detergent for your load. Overusing detergent can lead to excessive suds, which is a common cause of error F16. Refer to the detergent manufacturer’s guidelines and your Miele washer’s user manual for precise measurements.

4. Run a Rinse Cycle:

To remove any excess detergent from the machine, run a rinse cycle without adding any additional detergent. This will help clear the excess soap from the washer.

5. Balance the Load:

Make sure that the load in the washer is balanced and not overloaded. Uneven loads can lead to detergent distribution issues.

6. Restart the Washer:

After taking the necessary steps to address the error, restart your Miele washer and select the appropriate cycle. Ensure that you are following the detergent recommendations provided by Miele.

7. Monitor Future Usage:

Going forward, be diligent about measuring detergent accurately and avoiding overuse. By doing so, you can prevent error code F16 from reoccurring.

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