Question about Whirlpool GHW9400 Front Load Washer
My washer after about 5 minutes into a cycle comes up with an error code F dL, then if you hit cancel 2x it goes to f11, help!
F/DL is indeed a door lock error. I had this on my machine, did a lot of research and getting some idea of how it works. The code is generated when the CCU can't lock the door. Possible causes are door latch mechanism, connecting wiring, or the CCU. I could hear clicking from the CCU on my machine which indicated to me the CCU was trying to lock the door. It tries 6 times before setting the F/DL code. I tested the latch and wiring from the CCU - OK. The clicking I heard had to be relay(s) so I figured the problem was relay contact failure. I removed the CCU board, determined which relays were suspect (there are two for lock & unlock). I changed them both and saved myself spending $300 CA on a new CCU. The relays cost just over $2 each. I found replacement relays @ Electro Sonic (www.e-sonic.com; minimum $25 order plus shipping $7.50). Relay made by OMRON part # G5LE-14-DC12 replacment for original G5LE-1-VD 12VDC. I'm not impressed to have to change a $300 CCU because of a $2 relay failure. For me this was worth the try as I have some experience working with circuit boards. The relays would be a quick repair for anyone with similar experience. Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
Error code F washer wont drain or spin. under the rubber is filled with water the basin itself is off balance. And leaks every time I wash towels
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
Www.e-sonic.com; minimum $25 order plus shipping $7.50). Relay made by OMRON part # G5LE-14-DC12 replacment for original G5LE-1-VD 12VDC Go to the link, here is a picture. http://www.fixya.com/support/t364216-whirlpool_duet_ht_ghw9400pl0
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Instead of replacing the 2 OMRON relay G5LE-1A-VD with the same crap, replace them with NTE R46−5D12−12. NTE brand are easier to find than OMRON. Same price range. About 2$ each.
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
I had the F dL error code, took the bottom panel off the washer reached my hand up by the door lock and door closed switches where the wires connected and pushed them all tighter into the switch assembly. I believe I felt some movement in the door closed switch (higher switch). I also opened up the CCU panel door and everything appeared to be connected tightly. Washer is back working correctly again. Thanks for the tips.
Posted on Jun 10, 2007
FdL is a door lock error. This is usually an indication of a bad door latch. F11 is a serial communications error from the Central Control Unit CCU (which is your main computer). If the door latch is indeed defective it could be generating the communications error code as well. A defective CCU can also give the same symptoms, though. Before replacing any parts, however, double check all you connections to make sure you don't have any loose wires. The least expensive of the two possible solutions would be to replace the door latch (about $50). The CCU can run between $150 and $250. I hope this leads you in the right direction.
Posted on May 06, 2007
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