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F and then dU flashes

When starting to wash clothes it gives a short burst of water when the door locks and then a clicking noise for three to five times and then F and dU starts flashing I restart and the same thing happens Please help

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The du error code relates to door/lid that cannot unlock. Check that there is no excessive weight on the lid. In case this is not the issue, you should check the lid switch unit. Good luck !

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DU = Door Unlock code

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I have found this for you to read. it's door unlock error. Hope this helpful and let me know how it goes.
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Thank you for writing to fix ya.
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DU is door unlock error - A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error.

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  • Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
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