Question about Washing Machines
UHI jsrock. I had a solution given to me by you on or about August 1st. You said I had 2 problems. I replaced the door latch motor two weeks ago and today it started that fdl business again! The only way to get it going again was to unplug it for 15 mins. It finally started up again. The door latch is not engaging apparently at times. I don't know what else to do after replacing the latch motor as you suggested. Any ideas? Thanks so much Phoebe112
The "Fdl" error occurs when the door latch attempts to lock, but cannot for some reason. Sometimes the washer can experience momentary glitches, which the manufacturer recommends unplugging the washer for at least 30 minutes. Often, this is all that is required to correct the problem and the washer operates normal. You may not be unplugging the washer long enough to reset the computer. Barring the possiblity that you may have purchased a defective part, the remaining recommendations I have are as follows:
1. Make sure the washer is not overloaded to the point where it is putting weight against the door. If you have to force the door closed, this can cause latch errors.
2. Check the latch mechanism on the DOOR and make sure it is in good condition. The door latch may be working just fine, but if the mechanism on the door is damaged, it may not be staying locked.
3. Check all the wiring harnesses from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) to ensure they are all connected properly.
4. Check the connectors at the CCU. Connector 8 (the third connector from the RIGHT), along the front of the CCU is the Main Door Lock. Connector 6 (the 5th connector from the RIGHT), along the front is the door lock solenoids. Make sure these connectors are attached properly and not loose.
5. If the connectors are fitted properly and you still have the error code, you can confirm the CCU by removing connector 6 and taking resistance checks across pins 1 to 3 and 2 to 3. This checks the LOCK and UNLOCK solenoids, respectively. Both readings should be about 60 ohms. If the readings are abnormal, replace the CCU.
6. Connecter 8 is the Main Door Lock. To verify it, you have to start the washer on any cycle. Once the door locks, UNPLUG the washer from the wall. Check for continuity at connector 8 (pins 4 & 5, and 1 & 2) of the CCU. This checks to make sure the main locks are engaged. Both readings should be 0 ohms. Once again, if the readings are abnormal, replace the CCU.
I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
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