20 Most Recent Miele CVA4070 Coffee Maker Questions & Answers


OK. Here's the deal. I struggled with this CVA 4070 (F 73) problem also recently, and even posted a questions in the cyber world about it. I jiggled, re-cleaned the machine, re-read the Miele manual, and scoured the internet for schematic drawings of this brewing unit's insides. No luck. Finally after finding out I'd have to pay $199 just for a service clown to walk in my front door, I said NYET!!!  I must solve by myself. If I can take apart & fix my Dyson, etc, etc, I WILL DO THIS TOO!!  (MUST HAVE COFFEE>>>)
Pull out the brewer, turn it a quarter-turn to your right, and look at the spot where that small black plastic piece -- shaped like a block "M" or block "W" -- should be situated. Pull it out, if it isn't out already. Don't worry about yanking it out or harming these parts, said the Miele troubleshooter guy in New Jersey on the phone. They're "made from the same plastic used in football helmets."  Okey-dokey. 
This approx. 1.5" wide, blocky plastic piece is part of the "slide" that takes the brewed coffee grounds into the waste container. When positioned correctly, it looks like a block "W,"  with the "wings" ointing up, and slides in just under a brown 1.5" flat piece. A small, down-facing tab on the brown piece clicks into the "W" piece and holds it in place. The "W" should feel fairly solid, although it is not rigidly in place, as the entire mechanism is a movable system to deposit the grounds in the waste receptacle. 
Put everything back inside your CVA 4070 "love" machine, hit "on," and wait for it to go through its warm-up.  No F73 message?  Yeah!  Mission Accomplished. You, like I, have fixed your Miele, saved your family relationships, and saved yourself a bundle from unnecessary service calls.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Jan 27, 2019


Hello lzp9,
I have seen this problem when I started using Google - we had better coffee this never happened when we had Lotus Notes

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018


I've got the same problem on my CVA 4075... Coffee comes out all around the dispenser not so much through the tubes. How do I get this part out to clean it?

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


I had this problem ... you need to remove the dispenser from the rear of the door. Then once removed clean in running water. Its a sealed unit but you can squirt high pressure water inside to dislodge the coffee sludge. When clean .. fill with water and make sure the 2 spouts drain evenly. regards

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


I have had the same fault 73. Miele is coming out to replace the drive and the brew unit. SHould be a $700 repair. Thank God for warranties. I'll et you know the end result once repairs are complete.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Sep 29, 2016


Fixya does not sell replacement gaskets. Suggest you try an appliance parts supplier.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Sep 04, 2016


Basically coffee is not being ground. Likely causes are grinder is faulty or temperature cut-out for Grinder has blown. Either can be replaced as a spare from Miele. Note: A possible cause for Grinder not working is that the carbon brushes are worn away preventing electrical contact. Unfortunately Miele does not sell brushes as a spare part.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


Likely causes are grinder has burnt out or temperature cut-out for Grinder has blown. Either can be replaced as a spare from Miele.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


For CVA4070 .. open door and power switch is in top left corner

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


When you start the cleaning cycle, Don't stop the process by pulling the plug! Turnthe unit off from inside wait 5+ seconds & turn back on and thecleaning cycle should restart... If you do not use a cleaning TAB..Open& shut the LOOSE coffee Door under the drawer (Top Left) and thecycle will continue.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


If your taking about the motor and gearbox that drives the Brew Unit .. then this is a complex job involving disassembly of the machine.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


When you start the cleaning cycle, Don't stop the process by pulling the plug! Turnthe unit off from inside wait 5+ seconds & turn back on and thecleaning cycle should restart... If you do not use a cleaning TAB..Open& shut the LOOSE coffee Door under the drawer (Top Left) and thecycle will continue.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


It means insufficient water. It could be that the tank is not seated properly or blocked. Or it could be and internal problem such as the coffee or hot water pump is failing or the flow meter. If latter then best left to a technician.

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Jan 25, 2016


Make sure lever on front is turned to 8pm position. Then slide in until it clicks. Then press grey button and slide level to 6 pm position. regards

Miele CVA4070... | Answered on Jan 25, 2016

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