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Whirlpool Duet Washer - "Door Locked"

Our duet washer appears to be locked up with the "door locked" light on, but the door is not locked. I am uable to reset. I have tried to unplug and start up... nothing appears to resest this. Any ideas?

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  • sr-smith Nov 01, 2008

    amelisdad... what do you mean to check the wiring to the switch? How?

  • sr-smith Nov 01, 2008

    sorry.. not the door locked light, but the "control locked" light. Have never seen this light come one.



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Same problem here, Dl error, took the door lock unit out few times, disassembled, looks good,
still problem, tired to unplug it to erase error, such a headache....
The main controller board seem to be a problem, relay is not functioning right, it is about 180$ ;-(

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Check wiring to switch.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • Unplug the machine,then take the top of with the 3 screws towards the back. remove top and you will see the wires going to the switch,make sure they are all connected..

  • o ok that is easy. push the litle lock symbol for about 10 seconds. can you see a little lock there?



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