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Washer won't start flashes F dL

The display flashes F dL and won't start.

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I had Sears service out today to solve the same problem -- an "F DL" failure, and just 6 buzzes when the door tried to lock. That was last week, and the washer sat idle until Sears got here today. When the technician tried it, of course everything worked fine. He suggested several things to try the next time it fails:
1) The door must be closed in order to lock. The machine thinks it's closed only when the little switch above the latch says it's closed. So you can try pushing this switch in and out a few times in case the contacts are dirty, or you can try reseating the connectors (that's techie for "wiggle them around") at the switch and on the central control unit. (On my CCU, it's the 2nd connector from the front, on the left side of the CCU, with 2 blue wires in it, with "DS3" molded into the case near it.) And, of course, be sure the door is fully closed so the switch is pushed in.
2) Similarly, reseat the connectors for the door lock, and the door lock switch. On my CCU, these are on the front of the CCU, with the molded labels "DL3" (black wires) and "DLS5" (pink wires) respectively.

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It is most proabley your CCU .............replacing door lock will not solve the problem

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My Kenmore H3T washer will not start. When a specified wash cycle is chosen Time of Cycle is displayed but the light for the cycle only flashes and washer will not start. No error code is displayed.MO


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If the washer won't start, check to be sure there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.
If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.
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If the washer won't start, the user control and display board may be defective. Check for power to the washer first.
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A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock
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Possible causes/procedure:
¦ Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
¦ Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check door switch/lock unit.
3. Check the wire harness connections to the door
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