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Washer displays DL error

I press the start button and it just clicks - sometimes the washer will start and then mid stream stop and give this DL code and then a F. I have tried unplugging it pressed the cancel cycle button, turned the fuse box to the washer off and turned it back on to see if it would some how it would reset itself. Please help????

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Re: washer displays DL error

The FdL fault is a door lock error code. It sounds like you may have a bad door latch. Unplugging it and/or pushing the cancel button will not clear the fault as long as the fault condition exists. At best, you may have to replace the door latch. At worst, the CCU (main computer) could also be bad, causing the fault. The door latch can run about $50. The CCU is about $200. Double check all you wiring first before replacing any parts. I hope this will help you.

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