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FL message my maytag washer fails to start and I get a FL message

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Is it leveled properly? Is the door latched all the way? Is the water turned on at the valve? Unplug the unit for a few minutes and during that time, unhook all in/out valves and make sure drain hose is in proper position and down in to the drain hole far enough. Plug unit back in and try that.

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1.Check wire connections in harness leading from machine control board to door lock mechanism.
2.Check solenoid and door lock enable switch in door lock mechanism.
3.Replace responsible component.

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I have a maytag netune front loader washer- 10 years old. It is giving me an message FL when I go to start it. I can turn it off and try again and it will work fine. Am I headed for bigger problem?

The "FL" is indicating that the door has failed to lock or it locked but the control does not sense the door has locked.

It could be caused by:

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Here is a link to the manual for your machine also.

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