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Door Lock Whirlpool Duet front loading washing maching. I keep getting the DL F error code. Door lock failed. Bought the new door lock ... came in the mail - no directions. How do I find directions to install the new door lock? nancy.thoma@ht.msu.edu

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  • mdlclu Jan 22, 2008

    I think I have narrowed it down to two identical relays on the main board, one in position k4 the other k1 does anyone know which one it is. Others have replaced the relay. This would of course solve the bad solder problem also. HELP thanks Mel

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I took the motherboard out and searched around for the crack with a microscope, I found that every one of the relays had bad solder joints with micro-cracks around the legs. This did not happen due to wear or vibration. It was just a bad solder job on the factory wave solder machine. QC issue.
After re-soldering all the relays legs I have run the machine for a month now without any issue.
So there it is the final fix for the dreaded door lock F dl issue. and likely any other random issue.

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    don't worry about which relay it is. because they both serve the door.
    Just re-solder (refresh) the joints solder joints. and you will fix the issue.

    Note: The offending cracks are very hard to see without a microscope or eye loupe.

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Check out this website recomment before replacing any parts

http://www.fixya.com/support/t364216-whirlpool_duet_ht_ghw9400pl0

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Well thats a good one lol if you take off the top or bottom panel i beleive its the bottom theres a manual in there that may help you in a plastic bag be sure to put it back when your done

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