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Intermittent problem with door not latching correctly

Wife must sometimes "slam" the front loader door and subsequently wants it fixed. No errors disaplayed on panel, nor are there other electroc issues. Husband visually inspected latch assembly and could make an immediate determination of the problem. Husband is seeking advice on how to best approach the problem, make repairs to washer and keep wife happy while allowing the husband to save $ for beer.

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Hi Your husband can replace the Door Lock Hoop Assembly Part Number #22003269 also have him make sure the door hinges are in good working order and aligned correctly. this should make you happpy and save a lot for beer... Let me know if this helps?

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My whirlpool front loader won't start. The lights are on, the door is closed, but when I push the "hold to start" button, nothing happens. Could the latch be broken?


Two things 1) do you have delay start pushed?
2) the door latch cannot energize and catch the keeper this is a limit switch telling the computer (on board controller) that the door is not yet shut. Worst case try 1 slam of the door it cannot hurt at this point of the game.

Apr 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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F29 Error Code on Whirlpool Duet & Kenmore Elite Front Loader Washers


This advice is for Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet FRONT LOADER washing machines displaying the F29 Error Code.

F29 is a Door Latch Unlock error. This occurs after the door attempts to lock 6 times. With no successful lock achieved, the error code will be generated. Check the following:

  1. First, UNPLUG the washer in an attempt to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that required in order to clear momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code reappears, proceed to step 2.
  2. Check the door switch/latch for foreign objects that may have become lodged in the mechanism and may be preventing it from operating.
  3. Check the wiring harness from the CCU to the door latch. The harness can be accessed by removing the washer top panel. Remove the panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then off.

If you determine the door latch to be defective, the following steps will give you the necessary information needed to replace it:

1. Unplug washer.
2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
3. Pull the rubber bellow from the door facing on the front of the washer being careful not to rip or tear it. Once removed, fold the rubber backwards inside the drum so you can access behind the front panel. DO NOT remove the rubber bellow from the wash tub.

4. The door latch assembly is located behind the front panel of the washer on the right hand side. Locate and remove the three screws on the washer front that hold the door latch assembly in place. The whole assembly should come free from the washer front and be held by a plastic mounting bracket and several wire connectors.
5. Carefully remove the latch assembly from the plastic mounting bracket BEFORE attempting to unplug any wires. It makes it much easier to access if you do.
6. Unplug the wire connectors using care not to break any of the wires. You may want to write them down, but I believe they will only plug into their respective slots.
7. Remove the old door latch and install the new one in the reverse order of the steps I just presented to you. Plug the wires back in first, then place the whole assembly back into the plastic mounting bracket, and then reattach to the front of the washer.
8. Now, when you get the reinstalling the rubber door boot, you may want to get the assistance of a second pair of hands as it can be difficult sometimes to manipulate the wire retainer back into place. Carefully reattach the rubber bellow to the door facing on the front of the washer first.
9. Starting at the top of the door bellow at the 12 o'clock position begin inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Work your way around with both hands to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. (This is where you could use those second pair of hands). While holding a slight downward tension on the wire hoop to keep it in place, pull the tension spring apart enough to snap the remaining part of the hoop into place at the bottom. Once you've completed these steps make sure the door closes and latches properly. NEVER slam a door with an electronic latch. They can break easily.


NOTE: An alternate method to replace the door latch is to remove the top panel and work from the top and down behind the front panel. Due to the limited space, removing the front of the door bellow can be a better option.

Now plug the washer back in and test operate. NOTE: You can run diagnostics on these washers by referring to the tech sheet provided by the manufacturer. The tech sheet is located behind the lower panel under the door, or along the interior cabinet walls. Included, are instructions on how to run diagnostics and troubleshooting tips associated with the list of fault codes. It is recommended that this tech sheet remain inside the washer to prevent it from being lost.


Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.

on Jan 04, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Washer will not spin The washer is a frigidaire front loader model LTF2140E53. will cycle through all settings, but will not spin. Cycle ends with clothes soaked.


I have thata probelm a lot too. I have read that the controls don't sense that the door fully shut. You might try slamming it shut, jiggling the door, poking in the hole where the latch goes. When mine won;t spin, slamming and jiggling works.

Jan 24, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Error code dl f , washer won't start . Has a clicking sound in rear.


This is a door latch failure. I have had the door latch replaced on my machine two times for this. Unfortunately, I know of no solution for it. Try "slamming" the door. Sometimes this will jar it and it will latch. I was able to keep mine working a little longer the second time before replacing the latch by doing this. It is very frustrating, and I am not happy with this machine. I have had a lot of trouble with it.

Oct 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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I put some washing in my samsung J845 front loader the door will not lock before the washing can be done. my husband brought a new door latch due to the other one been burnt out and he put it back on the...


Just bang the door again until the error goes away. The door is not lined up and won't latch properly. At least that is what ours does. I usually slam the door on my machine.

Sep 29, 2009 | Samsung Washing Machines

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2001 town & countyr.. wife slammed sliding drivrs side door.. will not open.. have the interior panle off, are there more than 1 latch?


first how hard did she slam it... second... is the seat belt jammed into the door... basically the only fix for that is to move the handle as tho you are opening it and put your shoulder into it

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Kenmore Elite 45862 Front Loader FDL


I can't explain why the link isn't working for you, because I just went to my "Tips and Tricks" section and the link you mentioned is still there. To avoid a possible bad hyperlink again, I cut and pasted the instructions from the link for you below. If you are experiencing the "Fdl" error code, it is an indication of a door latch malfunction. The following steps explain how to replace the latch:

This advice is for replacing the door latch on the Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet FRONT LOADER washing machines.

1. Unplug washer.
2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
3. Pull the rubber bellow from the door facing on the front of the washer being careful not to rip or tear it. Once removed, fold the rubber backwards inside the drum so you can access behind the front panel. DO NOT remove the rubber bellow from the wash tub.

4. The door latch assembly is located behind the front panel of the washer on the right hand side. Locate and remove the three screws on the washer front that hold the door latch assembly in place. The whole assembly should come free from the washer front and be held by a plastic mounting bracket and several wire connectors.
5. Carefully remove the latch assembly from the plastic mounting bracket BEFORE attempting to unplug any wires. It makes it much easier to access if you do.
6. Unplug the wire connectors using care not to break any of the wires. You may want to write them down, but I believe they will only plug into their respective slots.
7. Remove the old door latch and install the new one in the reverse order of the steps I just presented to you. Plug the wires back in first, then place the whole assembly back into the plastic mounting bracket, and then reattach to the front of the washer.
8. Now, when you get the reinstalling the rubber door boot, you may want to get the assistance of a second pair of hands as it can be difficult sometimes to manipulate the wire retainer back into place. Carefully reattach the rubber bellow to the door facing on the front of the washer first.
9. Starting at the top of the door bellow at the 12 o'clock position begin inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Work your way around with both hands to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. (This is where you could use those second pair of hands). While holding a slight downward tension on the wire hoop to keep it in place, pull the tension spring apart enough to snap the remaining part of the hoop into place at the bottom. Once you've completed these steps make sure the door closes and latches properly. NEVER slam a door with an electronic latch. They can break easily.

Now plug the washer back in and test operate. NOTE: You can run diagnostics on these washers by referring to the tech sheet provided by the manufacturer. The tech sheet is located behind the lower panel under the door, or along the interior cabinet walls. Included, are instructions on how to run diagnostics and troubleshooting tips associated with the list of fault codes. It is recommended that this tech sheet remain inside the washer to prevent it from being lost.


Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.

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FDL error code


"Fdl" is an error code for Whirlpool Duet and Kenmore Elite HE front loader washers. I'm not sure if this error codes also applies to the new Maytag models. I believe Whirlpool has taken over the manufacturing of some Maytag appliances, but I'm not sure. If you've only used the washer a few times, and have not slammed the door, overloaded the washer and have been following the your owner/operators manual recommendations, then you need to get in touch with the retailer and/or manufacturer and request a service call. Your washer is still covered under a limited manufacturer's warranty that covers failed components for the first year. In many cases, attempted repairs or disassembly by the consumer can void the warranty. To answer your question: Sometimes components fail for unexplained reasons. It could have been a bad part that came from assembly defects and/or shipping damage. The only way you could have created this problem is by slamming the door or overloading it to the point where it stresses the door when closing it. I hope this answers some of your concerns.

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try to slam the door and try again. sometimes the micro switch at the door are getting sticky and would not latch correctly. if it work, open the housing and spray some wd-40 on the door latches.

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