Question about Washing Machines
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it six times before displaying the error code.
Possible Causes / Procedure
■ Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
■ Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check door switch/lock unit.
3. Check the wire harness connections to the door
switch/lock unit and Central Control Unit (CCU).
If there is not another error (F11) the door lock is the problem. An F11 in combination with the FDL error means the controller is bad.
Many times an uneven load or multiple unbalanced loads will cause enough vibration for the door lock plug to be unseated enough not to make contact.
First remove the top of the machine. This is done by pushing it back slightly, about 1/2 inch, so that the tabs come unhooked, and then lift it off. Near the back of the machine on the right hand side is where all of the wiring hooks into the computer portion that controls the door lock (and other things) is located. The pink wires control the door lock. They are inserted and removed in a manner similar to a phone jack.
Here's the solution: Make sure the wires are all inserted tightly; with all of the jarring during the cycles, they sometimes loosen. take the connection out, look at it and put it back in. While you're in there - check the connections on the other end of the wires.
Now cross your fingers and re-try.
Many repairmen will tell you to replace the board - however this is a simple check to do before spending $230 on the board plus labor.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2009
The "F/dL" will display when the door fails to lock. 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:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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