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He3 Won't start - lock door or start water flow, although dispay works with no error

I have a Kenmore He3 that will not lock the door or start any cycle selected.  The cycle indicator flashes, but pushing the start button has no effect.  There are no error codes displayed, and all display controls seem to function.  The washer will not do anything beyond display options selected on the control panel.

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  • juniclimaco Sep 26, 2008

    The door closes but the machine wont start. All the controls lights are on.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Same thing - door closes, all seems well, no error codes but the cycle selection flashes and the washer won't start.

  • fix8ed Dec 15, 2008

    Same thing. Everyting looks normal but the door doesn't lock and the machine cycle doesn't start. How hard is it to replace the switch?

  • Eacheann Dec 30, 2008

    I get an error code of DL, meaning the door won't lock. It keeps clicking for about 10 seconds, as if trying to lock. Then sure enough, it beeps and displays the DL code. I'm so frustrated I'd like to put a brick through it.



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The door switch is damaged and needs to be replaced.

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