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Whirlpool door lock error

Getting error on Whirlpool Duet front load washer dL F. Doors won't lock. I got it to lock manually using a screwdriver and tested starting the washer. It did but now it won't unlock and I can't close the door. Looks like the lock mechanism is broken? How much would a service repair cost just to fix the door lock? I wanted to change the side that it opens from anyways. Will getting the door open side kit fix the problem as well for about the same amount?

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Turn off all water to your washer run the washer empty for a full cycle when the cycle ends the door will release
spray a lubricant such a WD40 into/onto the door lock
the door kit will not fix the problem

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Machine won't start code dl F


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F/dL error - Door Lock Error

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.
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  • Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
  • Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
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If all the connections are good replace the CCU.

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The door locking routine fails to lock the door after six attempts the the error code FdL flashes to indicate a failure in the door lock and switch assembly. The only viable solution is replacing the door lock and switch assembly. Click on the link below for the instructions in replacing the door lock and switch assembly.

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"dl"indicates a door lock error. A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.
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If your door is already locked and you get an "F" error press and hold the cancel button, and select drain/spin. If this still doesn't work and your clothes are trapped inside do not resort to getting out the crow bar and a sledge hammer. (Though you may really feel like doing just that). You can manually unlock the door by following these steps:

- Unplug washer or disconnect power.
- Remove the lower kick panel.
- Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock unit.
- Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a teardrop shaped tab.
- Gently pull the tab down about a 1/4˝ or until a click is heard.
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https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/eab852a13fbc842085256aa200643dd6/$FILE/Duet%20Job%20Aid.pdf

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I have a whirlpool duet washer front load and its giving me a message of dl f. I can hear it trying to click but nothing happens.


This should indicate a door lock error and the clicking is the door trying to lock. The door is supposed to attempt to lock six times before the dl error is displayed. It is most likely caused by a faulty door lock switch. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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It is saying there is a problem with your door Lock. when you close the door does it hold like it use too? try to open and close the door if it doesn't really close properly then you will just need a door latch. If the machine gives you an f11 code then its the main computer board that can also give your the door lock error. I would check the door first though.

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DL= Door Lock Error
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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

if you have done all the abovet the CCU must be bad

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This is the info from the error code for your washer DL/F
Door Unlock Error
A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the
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Potential Causes
• Door Lock Mechanism broken.
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central
Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
Note: The Door Lock/Switch Assembly can be manually unlocked. See Section
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