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Washer won't start; has alternating "dl" and "f" errors....can't reset

I have a Kenmore Elite HE4t Front-Loading automatic washer. It has finished a cycle. When I try to start another cycle it beeps at me and flashes "dl" and "F". Can't seem to reset it. HELP! Sincerely, Doug

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    F dl flash alternately. Can't reset or open door.

  • Shastakid Nov 06, 2007

    Mine keeps flashing F-11 and F-DL, Where can I get a code manuel???

  • jasper297 Apr 13, 2008

    We are getting the same "dl" and "f" messages. We have tried unplugging and plugging back in but that is not resetting the computer.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I have a Kenmore Elite Oasis top loading washing machine that keeps showing the letter DL. The clothes in the machine are half way through the cycle - water still in there. When trying to reset it, the machine kept beeping and not resetting. I ended up unplugging it. Suggestions?



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This is a Door Lock Error. The service manual lists the following causes: Door Lock Mechanism is broken or removed from door. Door Switch Unit Lock Failure-Unplug washer and check door switch, wiring connections, and the connection to the CCU (Central Control Unit (You have to remove the lid of the washer for this). To get at the switch, you have to remove the lower front panel. These are torx, I believe 3 screws. By turning yourself on your head, you can visually inspect the lock, and manually lock/unlock to check for bind (pulling/pushing a black plastic handle about two inches long with a teardrop shaped handle on the end.

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I try to restart, but my machine did not lock the door, then can not run as normal, what shoud i do to make them run again

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