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Not drain my washer is giving me a message (dL) in the middle of the washing cycle. I can t open the door, the first time I was able to open the washer and noticed the clothes was soaking wet, so I tried it one more time. What can be the problem?

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  • Lilian Diaz Jul 24, 2007

    i am pretty sure is the switch failure, although i still can't open the door how do i do it?



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DL is the fault code for door lock error and occurs if the CCU (Cental Control Unit)"recognize" that door is unlocked. Potential reasons for it: - Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure - In this case it should be replaced. - Door Lock unit is broken or removed from the door. - Look for disconnected wires to the door Lock/Switch unit and to the CCU. - Door Lock/Switch unit Failure

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

  • Dov Dror Jul 24, 2007

    You should remove machine's top cover and then you will have an access to the door lock unit.
    Be aware you should discconect machine's power cable first !!

    Good luck !



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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'F' + 'dl' stands for Fault Door Lock. There is likely to be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor. It will not reset as a service engineer's attention is required I suggest ;-0(

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