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Dl flashes and won't restart

Kenmore elitehe4t I have a similar problem. My Kenmore Elite front load washer is blinking "dl" and "F". When I press the start button, it starts clicking and then the letters flash. I can not open the door, so my clothes is locked in the machine. I have decided to unplug the machine for a while and see if it works when I plug it back in. I don't know what else to do and don't want to call a repairman. My machine is 6 years old. I had the extended warranty, but now that is out.

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Hi. Without model # I can't be certain but, (UNPLUG machine) if you remove the panel under the door and reach up along the right side of the tub, you can feel a little lever with a lood on it to unlock the door so that you can atleast get your close out. It sounds like the door switch has gone bad.
I hope this helps. Please let me know.

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