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Resetting washer after the problem is fixed

I changed the door lock after a l f code appeared but how do I reset the washer, so it will operate

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Did you unplug the washer at any point while you were repairing it? Normally, to reset some minor glitches with the washer all that is required is to unplug the washer for at least 30 minutes. This will reset the CCU. If you had the power secured, the problem SHOULD have gone away with the installation of the new door latch. Unless...you purchased a defective door latch, or have a faulty wiring harness. What was the error code you originally experienced? The reason I ask, is because if this is a Kenmore Elite Front Loader as the one pictured above, there is no "lf" error code. "Fdl" and "Fdu" error codes are usually the indication of a defective door latch. Could you please post back and clarify this information for me?

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