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DL flashes over and over

Ok my kenmore elite front loader blinks DL DL DL then occasionally F F F, beeping along with it . it pretty much locks the door so i cant get in then out of no where it will work after 20 min or so of shaking it or preesing random buttons ,this time is the longest it continued for please help me.

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Re: DL flashes over and over

Unplug machine for 2 minutes this will reset the computer if problem continues look behind bottom front cover and there is a tech sheet that will tell you what the f code is the DL code is bad door lock assembly. it could be the main control (mother board throwing you these codes) Ive seen this happen before

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Re: DL flashes over and over

Unplug your machine, remove the top panel, and recheck all the wiring is connected. Sometimes it jiggles loose from the machine's vibration. Hope this helps! It worked for us!

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