Kenmore elite HE3 front loader door cracking and broken latch problem
We have had the kenmore H3t elite for 6 yrs. and have had continuous problems with the front dor - the plastic keeps cracking and breaking. the dor was repaced once about 3 yrs ago by sears at no charge (out of warranty) after much arguing and negotiating and less than one month after it was replaced it began to crack again - no more help f rom sears and now the door cracked so badly that the plastic got stuck in the latch and the latch broke as well - whcih means the door doesnt work at all- any one else with this problem?? any suggestions?? is it worht fixing - the machine is in a laundry room in our basement. and i am very careful not to let anything bang into it etc. we are thinking of just ditching the machine but the others we are looking at all seem to have problems of their own -
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Unplug unit then You can open the door, then remove the spring loaded clamp that secures the door boot (rubber) to the front panel, carefully pull the door boot away just where the door latch is (no reason to completely remove) remove the 3 screws securing the door latch to the front panel..Then reach behind the panel and pull the latch towards the opening the give just enough wiring to do so undo the 3 wiring connectors to the latch assy. then pull out the rest of the way Reverse the procedure to reinstall
Thanks for using FixYa. Error "dlf" means a door latch failure. This means that you'll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it's unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
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Hi, The door latch is broken...
That is not that hard to fix and you can easily buy the parts yourself
Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws
under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up
the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will
make access to the screws much easier. 2. With the screws removed,
the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a
light tap on either side will knock it loose. 3. Reach your hand up
inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This
is where the door latch assembly is located. 4. At the bottom of the
door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for
the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error
codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If
you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.