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Theres a load stuck in my washing machine. the washer will not start. it keeps saying "dL" and "f". the owners manual does not say anything about "dL" what do i do?

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Hi xstar57x

This suggest problems with the door lock/unlock mechanism
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• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)

Replace failed component


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To Manually unlock the door lock system:
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove the lower toe panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly.
4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. The door may now be opened.





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Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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'dl' stands for Door Lock and 'f' means 'Fault. There is likely to be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor. Sorry but your washer requires a service engineer's attention I suggest ;-0(

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The dl means doorlock. These machines are notorious for bad solder joints in the main control board in the door lock circuit. You could have a bad door latch but I doubt it.
You can keep trying to start it and sometimes it will work and sometimes not.
Remove the top of the washer. It is held on by three screws at the rear of the top. Slide back and lift up.
You will see the control at the top rear of machine. There are two connectors that plug to the board with pink wires. The board will be marked dl1 and dl2 where they plug in. Wiggle these connectors and try the machine again.
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