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Code DL F

Hope someone can help me. I have lost my user Manual for the Kenmore Elite HE4t Smart When I set my washer to work, it acts like it is going to start, it does a few clicks and then I get the error code DL and F flashing. I think it is something to do with the door, but the door etc. is closed and everything seems fine. Has anyone had this problem and if so what is the solution. Also does anyone know how I could get another user manual for my washing machine. thanks Dee

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If you can use a soldering iron, this will help.

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I keep getting a f-11 error on my he4t washer

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