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Machine won't turn on flashes dL F code and gives me short buzzes

I have the whirlpool duet model number GHW9300PW4-( front loader ) After selecting wash cycle, holding to start it, the machine gives me short buzzes then flashes dL F and of course it will not wash. What is going on?Thanks Sue

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FdL Door lock error A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.
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