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My screen in showing code "dl" and then "f", please help?

I just ran a load and then was starting the next in my HE 4t Kenmore washer. The screen read "dl" and the "f". I cannot find anything in the booklet on "dl"?

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  • danilynne2 Apr 19, 2009

    The door lock is working fine and other sites say to clean out the filter which we have done. My husband is an electrician so it is nothing electrical. We have unplugge it, ran the diagnostic which continues to show "dl" "f". I appreciate any further help.



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The "dl" code is "doorlock" indicating a problem with the door locking mechanism or switch

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    buffalonyman Apr 20, 2009

    The door lock may be working, but the 'dl' means that the processor is detecting an issue with the door lock, or the control board is bad. My guess is that there is a problem with the door latch. Make sure the door lock sensor is sending the appropriate signal to the control board



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