How to Clean Your Miele Washing Machine Filter

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Regular maintenance of your Miele washing machine is key to ensuring it operates smoothly and efficiently. One crucial aspect of this maintenance is cleaning the machine’s filter. This not only improves the performance but also extends the lifespan of your appliance.

Step-by-Step Guide

Locating the Filter

First, locate the filter on your Miele washing machine. It is typically found at the lower front of the machine, covered by a small panel.

Preparing to Clean

Before cleaning the filter, gather a few supplies: a towel, a shallow dish, and if possible, a small brush. These will help in managing any water spillage and effectively cleaning the filter.

Cleaning the Filter

Follow these steps to clean your filter:

  1. Turn off the machine and unplug it from the outlet.
  2. Place the towel and shallow dish under the filter door to catch any water.
  3. Carefully open the filter door and slowly remove the filter.
  4. Inspect the filter for debris and lint. Remove as much as possible by hand and then use the brush for thorough cleaning.
  5. Rinse the filter under running water to remove any remaining debris.
  6. Once clean, replace the filter and securely close the filter door.
  7. Plug the machine back in and run a short rinse cycle to ensure everything is functioning correctly.

Finishing Up

After cleaning the filter, keep a regular schedule to clean it every few months or as recommended by the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Additional Tips

Here are a few additional tips to ensure the best maintenance for your Miele washing machine:

  • Check the user manual for specific recommendations and instructions related to your model.
  • Never force open the filter cover; this could damage the machine.
  • If you notice significant water leakage during the filter removal, it may be advisable to contact a professional for help.


How often should I clean my Miele washing machine filter?

It is recommended to clean the filter every 2-3 months, or more frequently if you use the washing machine heavily.

What should I do if the filter is stuck?

If the filter is stuck, ensure that you are turning it the correct way according to your model’s manual. If it still does not come off, it might be time to call a professional technician.

Can a dirty filter cause problems with the washing machine?

Yes, a clogged filter can lead to problems such as water not draining properly and can affect the overall efficiency and performance of your washing machine.

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