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This is a door latch problem. Check the door itself and make sure it is shutting all the way. Sometimes the hinges bend slightly or the door becomes loose which prevents the door latch from locking. If the door is OK I would recommend replacing the door latch.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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SOURCE: FDL fault code on kenmore elite washer

F DL
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it six times before displaying the error code.

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