No matter how high-tech your Miele induction cooktop is, running into technical problems is inevitable.
Whether it’s not powering on or flashing error codes, sometimes you can’t help but ask:
Why is my Miele induction not working?
Since it can be frustrating to figure out how to fix your stovetop when all you want is to make a quick meal, we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide on how to troubleshoot your Miele induction at home.
Note that each model may have different instructions for repairing, but you can use this as a general guide to help you diagnose its issue.
How to fix Miele induction cooktop problems
A Miele induction cooktop in your kitchen can make your cooking experience ten times more enjoyable.
But just like any electronic appliance, it can get finicky if it’s experiencing an electric or technical issue.
So to help cut down your time, follow the steps below to solve a few of the most common Miele induction problems:
Why does my Miele induction cooktop won’t turn on?
If your Miele induction cooktop doesn’t turn on, make sure it’s plugged into a suitable electrical socket. If it is, check if your home’s circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If you spot any issues, you can contact a trusted electrician to repair them.
If there’s no problem with the wiring, your induction may be experiencing a technical issue.
In this case, unplug its wire from the socket or turn off its residual current device. After about 1 minute, reconnect it to the plug and turn on its current device. If your induction stove still won’t turn on, contact an electrician or Miele Service for help.
Why does my Miele cooktop keep turning off?
If your induction stovetop suddenly stops in the middle of cooking, it may have triggered its overheating protection.
This usually happens when you’ve been cooking on your Miele induction for too long, making its internal temperature too hot. So it automatically turns off to protect itself from breaking.
When this happens, allow your unit to cool down for a few minutes before turning it back on.
But once you return your induction cooktop back on and a ‘C’ symbol appears above the Power On/Off button, it means that there’s dirt on the sensor control. You just need to wipe away any fingerprints or food spills or move away any objects on top.
Why does my Miele induction cooktop have flashing numbers?
If the power level 1 to 9 of your chosen cooking zone starts flashing instead of heating up, it’s indicating that you placed an unsuitable pan on the burner.
To remedy this, make sure to use induction-compatible cookware that has a magnetic base. The size of your pan also matters, so use one that fits the dimensions of your chosen cooking zone.
But if it’s flashing the number 1 and a 3-digit number on the timer display, there may be a fault in the cooking zone.
Turn off your induction stove and unplug it from the power source for about 1 minute. If the numbers still flash after you re-plug it, you must call Miele Service for assistance.
How to reset the Miele induction cooktop
If any of the troubleshooting methods above still doesn’t fix your induction cooktop, perhaps restoring it to its factory settings will do the job.
To do this, touch and hold the two sensors above the -/+ buttons for 10 seconds until the display screen turns off. You’ll know when the reset is complete when the indicator light for the B I/II sensor turns on.
According to its manual, only Miele KM 6112, 6113, 6115, 6116, 6117, and 6118 induction cooktops can do this feature. For other models, you’ll need to adjust their programming individually.
To activate this feature, turn off your induction stove and simultaneously press the power button and lock symbol until the booster indicator light turns on.
For KM 7000 models, press the power and Pause/Play buttons simultaneously until the clock symbol lights up and the code PC appears on the display screen.
You can find a table of programming codes in your cooktop’s manual to help you find the setting you need.
How to decipher Miele error codes
Miele induction cooktop error codes can be difficult to decode if you don’t have a guide to help you determine the source of the issue.
So here’s a quick cheat sheet of a few error codes that you’ll most likely encounter:
1. Miele induction F error
If your Miele induction stovetop flashes an F on the display screen, it means there’s an object or dirt covering one or more control sensors.
To fix this, remove any obstructing cookware or utensils from the sensors and wipe away any fingerprints, splatters, or grime.
2. Miele induction P5 error
The error code may look similar to P5; it’s actually PS – an acronym for program and setting. So if you see this on your induction stove’s display screen, you may have accidentally activated its programming feature.
For KM 7000 models, it’s displayed as PC, and you can exit this mode without changing your previous settings by tapping the power sensor until the indicator light turns off. For other models, touch the B I/II or lock symbols until the display or lights go out.
3. Miele induction DE mode
Every Miele induction cooktop has a demonstration mode to allow showrooms to display the unit to potential buyers without heating up. You’ll know when it’s activated when the dE symbol flashes on the display screen for a few seconds.
If you have any of the KM 7000 models, you can deactivate this by pressing the 0 sensor on any numerical key banks. Then, tap and hold the 0 and 2 sensors simultaneously until dE flashes alternately with the OFF code.
For other Miele induction models, you’ll need to access the programming feature on your unit by following the instructions above.
Once you have the programming feature on, press 0 on the left numerical keypad. Then, tap on 1 on the right numerical keypad.
Exit the programming feature by pressing the power button off, and your induction stove should function normally.
4. Miele induction error 31
If you see the code FE31 on your Miele induction while it beeps every 30 seconds, your stove may have an electrical issue.
Check its power supply to ensure it hasn’t tripped. If you know your way around electrical wiring, examine whether the bridge of terminals 4 and 5 are properly connected. If it is, look at whether the power electronic converter or filter electronic (2N1) needs replacing.
Otherwise, call a qualified electrician to assist you with repairing your stove.
5. Miele induction error code 40
There isn’t a lot of information about Miele’s induction error code 40. But according to an appliance technician, it means that the power supply board of your cooktop has shorted.
It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of this issue, but a few possible reasons are power surges or using an incompatible pot in a cooking zone.
Unfortunately, the only fastest way you could fix this issue is to buy new power supply boards directly from Miele and replace them yourself.
Otherwise, you’ll need to contact Miele Service and wait for them to send qualified technicians to fix the issue.
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Although Miele induction cooktops use sophisticated technology, they’re still not immune to technical and electrical issues.
Considering each Miele induction stove model has different control panels, it’s recommended to refer to its manual. But we hope this article can serve as an easy guide to help you pinpoint the issue.
If you’re experiencing an electrical fault, call a qualified electrician or Miele Service to prevent further damage to your unit.