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Stops during cycle. Door stays locked. Won't reset to restart.

Makes repetitive clicking sound, like a relay, then gives F dL error message. One technician advised replacing control board (for close to $400).

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Hi, here is a procedure that you can preform to reset the board(control). if the same problem exists after the reset, you may have to call he service tech.


Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Select
DRAIN/SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and press HOLD TO START. If the problem
remains, call for service.

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