Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
The error codes are not listed in the Owner's Manual, they are listed in the Technical Data Sheet. "Fdl" is a door latch error code. This is an indication that the door latch is broken or the Central Control Unit (CCU), which controls the latch is not working properly. The technical data sheet that comes with the washer explains all the error codes, diagnostics steps and troubleshooting procedures on how to determine which component has failed. The tech sheet is located inside the washer behind the lower toe panel directly below the door. If not directly behind the toe panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls. To remove the toe panel, you need to locate and remove the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.
NOTE: For better access to the toe panel screws, you can prop the two front feet of the washer up. (A 2x4 works well for this).
Inspect the door of the washer to ensure the latch pin is intact and not broken. Then, inspect the latch mechanism on the front of the washer to ensure nothing is lodged inside. Last of all, remove the top and panel of the washer by locating the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off. Locate the connector plugs that run between the CCU and the door latch. Unplug each connector (one at a time) and plug them back in to make sure they are seated properly and making good contact.
If you determine the latch is broken, the following link explains the steps necessary to replace it:
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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FDL is a door lock error and is caused due to an issue with the door lock when it is unable to lock/unlock. Please check the door lock mechanism/door switch assembly and replace the part that has gone bad so that the issue is resolved. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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