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I am getting a dl w/an f error

I have a kemore he 4t model All I get is a series of beeps on the machine. I have unplugged it & reset the breaker with no prevail.

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"dL" indicates Door Lock Failure: dL flashes if the following conditions occur:
-> Door lid is not closed completely due to interference.
-> Wash media buildup is preventing the lock bolt from extending.
-> Machine/motor control detects open door lid switch when attempting to lock.
-> Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lock is in a locked state.
Check for lock interference with lid or lock bezel

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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I pushed the start button and got some clicking noise, then I got an alarm sounding beep with a "F" flashing, then another alarm sounding beep with a "dl" flashing...which continued until I cancelled


If you give a specific model I could get a manual and see what i can find out but what i will do is direct you to the Kenmore questions line which is, (one last thing try unplugging the washing machine and then plug it back in maybe that will reset it, if you still get the error look below.)

Product questions
Call 1-888-KENMORE (1-888-536-6673).

also if you do not have the manual for the product you can obtain an online version here.

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/

if you look on the right hand side of the page you will see in bold letters.

Find Owners Manual
We've got manuals for every major brand in your home

just enter your model number in there and look through the manual for the troubleshooting section and then error codes.

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See Phoebe 112 latest solution! This is a common problem with these washers. For a quick fix you can usually get it going again by unplugging it for 30 mins. so the computer will reset. You will hear a slight buzzing noise when it resets. If it keeps doing it, go to the comment for Feb. 14, 2009 and try that if you are handy. Unplug the machine before doing any of this as with any machine that is electric or you will probably get the shock of your life.

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