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When pressing the start button a "DL" indicator flashes and then a "F" indicator remains, door does not lock and the washer will not start.

When pressing the start button a "DL" indicator flashes and then a "F" indicator remains, door does not lock and the washer will not start. Any suggestions.

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That is the code for door lock. ensure its not stuck or something in rubber boot stopping door from closing all the way and try to reset it.
maybe by unplugging it for a coupkle of minutes

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Code in digital display does not have a E in front of it


Please let me know if you can get a number after this - if so what number shows up?


Model differences:
• Better models have a digital readout display
• Good models do not have a digital readout display
In the Better Models line, the failure codes will appear in the display as an E followed by two numbers, a number and a letter
or two letters. The control will beep and the Door Lock, Wash, Rinse, Final Spin and Control indicator lights will flash.
Example: E14. To stop the flashing and beeping, the customer may touch the Pause Cancel button. The error code remains
stored in the control but once the problem is corrected, it does not effect the operation of the washer. If the failure is something
that the customer can correct (such as the water faucets being turned off), the washer will operate normally the next time it is
started.
In the Good Models line, the control signals the failure code by flashing the five indicator lights of Door Lock, Wash, Rinse,
Final Spin and Control for the first number or letter after the E and the Start indicator light for the second number or letter
after the E. When a failure occurs, the washer stops or pauses and the control beeps and flashes the five indicator lights to tell
the customer that a failure has occurred. To stop the flashing and beeping, the customer may touch the Pause Cancel button.
The error code remains stored in the control but once the problem is corrected, it does not effect the operation of the washer.
If the failure is something that the customer can correct (such as the water faucets being turned off), the washer will operate
normally the next time it is started.
To recall an error code,
• Wake the machine by pressing any button
• Wait 5 seconds
• Press and hold the Start and Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously
• All LEDs will go blank and after a few seconds the control will signal the stored code using audible beeps and blinking
LEDs. The control will repeatedly signal the code, as long as the Start and Pause Cancel buttons are pressed.
A two-second pause between repeats affords you the ability to make accurate counts to identify the correct error codes.
Please Note the following...... on a small number of washers with serial number prefix XC4,
if the previous procedure does not perform as specified, follow the option below:
• Follow all previous steps but instead of pressing Start and Pause Cancel buttons,
press and hold Options and Pause Cancel buttons.
If the washer is a Better Model, the error code will appear in the display. Troubleshoot problem by using charts on the
following pages.
If the washer is a Good Model, the five indicator lights of Door Lock, Wash, Rinse, Final Spin and Control will flash the
number of times for the first digit of the code and the Start indicator light will flash the number of times for the second digit.
Take
separate counts of each indicator light, then repeat to confirm in order to be accurate in identifying the proper error code.
The code is obtained by counting the number of times the lights flash. Example E24: The five indicator lights would flash twice
indicating the 2 and the START indicator light will flash four times indicating the 4. The five indicator lights and the START
indicator light start flashing at the same time.
The control will pause for 2 seconds, then repeat the code as long as the two buttons are pressed and held.
Note: A letter appearing in the code stands for a number higher than nine:
A = 10 B = 11 C = 12 D = 13 E = 14 F = 15
Example Code F1: the first digit would be 15 and the second digit would be 1. If this code would appear on a washer in the
Good model line, the five indicator lights would blink fifteen times and the START indicator light would blink once.

May 13, 2014 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Pushed start button to begin cycle. washer started beeping and display was flashing F and the DL repeatedly. unplugged washer for a long time, opend and closed door. also checked water pump screen in the...


If the door fails to lock after six (6) attempts "Fdl" will display. The "Fdl" error code indicates the door failed to lock or the control does not detect the door being locked. The likely failure is the door lock mechanism. There is always a chance there could be a loose wire connection between the door lock mechanism and the Central Control Unit (CCU) causing the error too.

Apr 25, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool duet washer dl light on but nothing happens when i press the cancel button or any button on the panel> i umplugged the machine thinking that it would reset but no change


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

'dl' on Whirlpool washers normally indicates there is a problem with the Door Lock. Either the locking solenoid or the door lock sensor is malfunctioning and requires attention. It will not reset. Sorry- Service call!
John C

Mar 20, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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A dl is flashing on the display when I start it


On this washer, the dl code indicates a failed lid lock mechanism. Pressing pause/cancel should reset the controls.

You may have to unplug the unit for 20-30 minutes, then restore the power.

If that doesn't work, the only other solution would be to replace the door lock assembly.

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Oct 03, 2010 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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When I hold the button for it to start it clicks and starts flashing F then dL It will not start washing


Hi,
The "f" part is saying that you have a fault, and the "dL" part indicates that your control panel thinks that there is an issue with your door lock. The brain will attempt to lock the door six times, then flash the error code. Press pause/cancel twice to clear the alarm. Then check your lock. Usually, it's something loose on the lock or catch; it can be the wiring to the lock being loose, or the control panel may have a fault. Start with the lock, and work back to the control panel.

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Aug 11, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washer displays message of dl when trying to start washer


Hello bculwil Welcome

“dL” (Door/Lid cannot lock)
Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid
keeping it from closing. Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear
the code.

Or the lid lock sensor is faulty and needs to be diagnosed and replaced


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Washer flashing dl on the screen


"dL" indicates Door Lock Failure: dL flashes if the following conditions occur:
Door lid is not closed completely due to interference.
Wash media buildup is preventing the lock bolt from extending.
Machine/motor control detects open door lid switch when attempting to lock.
Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lock is in a locked state.
Check for lock interference with lid or lock bezel

Dec 14, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Washer wont start


the dl code means door lock ,,,, you will need to replace the door latch assy to fix it / larryyb

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Door locked indicator light flashing


reposition the switch.. in the door

first try holding button at door with finger and press start..if same symptom appears...check tab that depresses that switch and if its good try to reposition or replace switch.

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