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Door Lock does not lock

Whirlpool Duet Model GHW9400PLO. When starting the machine, I hear the door lock clicking but it does not lock. After about 6 attempts, it goes into a DL error.

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  • W1FZT Feb 22, 2008

    The clicking noise comes from the top left rear corner of the machine.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    We have the same problem. It makes two beeping noises and does not turn on. It will then proceed to make continous beeping noises showing dL and F on the display. Our model is GHW9400PLO

  • zebo0923 Dec 25, 2008

    I am having the same problem and I have been waiting over 2 weeks to get the warranty work done. This machine was purchased in August and was purchased as Lowe's - at this point I am very frustrated with customer service at Lowe's and Whirlpool. They are now telling me it will be another 2 weeks before anyone can get out to fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    F11 appears machine will not start although door is locked

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Check this website before doing any replacement.

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

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1 o 2 issues either a bad door lock, or the machine control board located under the main top is malfunctioning.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Feb 22, 2008

    latch(8182634) is about $60 bucks, that rear board( 8182280)$250, beforereplacing either pop the top look down the front right side and check for wire harness possibly popped of latch assy

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Machine won't start code dl F


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Hello.

You are correct in that the fault code stands for door lock error. Here's the book answer:

Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.

Try pressing pause/cancel several times to reset it.

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This should indicate a door lock error and the clicking is the door trying to lock. The door is supposed to attempt to lock six times before the dl error is displayed. It is most likely caused by a faulty door lock switch. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

Replace failed component.

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The "Fdl" code is a Door Latch Lock error. Inspect the door latch for obstructions that may be preventing it from locking and doublecheck the wire harness to ensure all the connectors are intact. If the latch is defective, use the following link for advice on how to replace it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587965-door_latch_replacement_fdl_error

Another method of replacing the latch is to remove the top panel and work form the top down behind the front panel. Due to limited space, this may not be desireable to some.

Replacement latches can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, or repairclinic.com. Use your model number for your search criteria. These sites have great service and offer competitive pricing. Check out all three for the best savings.

I hope this information helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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