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When trying to wash clothes in my kenmore elite h4t front load washer I hear 4 clicks and then I receive the error code dL F. According to everything I have read this is an error code for the door lock. I have tightened the plastic latch and verified the small button is being depressed when the door is closed. I do not have the manual for this washer so I am not sure how to reset the error codes. Any advice?

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Hi,

This is a door lock error code. You need to replace the door lock to fix this issue. You can either pop the front of the boot off there is a spring you can reach in and take the wires off or you can take the top off three screws on the back to get to the lock.On Most Models, the screws for the top are on the back of the top.

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