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The likely cause of your "rl" error message is friction in the spin basket. Even slight friction can cause this problem during the clean cycle. If the washer is operating properly in every other cycle, then my recommendation is to avoid using the clean cycle. The washer can be cleaned in other ways. The easiest way to clean your washer is to use the new Affresh tablets that are available at Best Buy . You can also wipe down the door boot with a diluted solution of liquid chlorine bleach and warm water (1/2 cup bleach to 1 gallon water). Thoroughly rinse the door boot with water after letting the solution stand for about 10 minutes. Run an empty cycle following this routine to rinse the bleach from the washer. Running a cycle with 1 cup of chlorine bleach added to the drum of the washer will also clean it and keep it fresh. If you want to continue to use the clean cycle, then the washer will likely need to be serviced by a technician to determine the cause of the friction that is causing the "rl" error code. If no significant friction is found (which is unlikely if you are having no problems in other cycles), then the control board of the washer would need to be replaced. This could wind up being an expensive repair to fix the cleaning feature of the washer.

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The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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What does an rL error mean?


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions. The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub. Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.

Mar 10, 2014 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Rl on the control panel


The "rl" (remove load) error code appears when you are running the "Clean Washericon1.png" cycle. You must not have a load of clothes in the washer during this cycle. Remove the clothes from the drum, and restart the cycle. The "Sud" error indicates that the detergent is over-sudsing. The Duet washer automatically combats this by reducing the amount of suds in the washing machine. Let the washer finish the suds-reduction steps. Use less detergent during the next wash cycle.

Oct 21, 2012 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My Kenmore HE2 plus frontloading washer is flashing a ''rL'' code when I try to run the cleaning cycle. Nothing is in the washer, and I've tried several times. How do I clear it?


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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Sep 15, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Error code RL keeps occuring when washer is in CLEANER MODE


rl code is load detected in drum during cleaning washer cycle. Book answer is to remove clothes and start the cycle again. Here's everything that Whirpool doesn't want you to know or do to your machine. Don't blame me if you do anything that damages your product. This is a link to the on-line 'technician' only service manual for your washer.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7075573/Whirlpool-Kenmore-HE2-Plus-Troubleshooting-Tech-Sheet-8540259

May 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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HE2plus. I keep getting rL on clean washer cycle.


The rl code is displayed when the control detects a load of clothes in the washer during the clean washer cycle.

This code should only come up when you're trying to run a clean cycle.

There can be two causes for this message if there are no clothes in the washer while you're running the clean washer cycle.

The most serious cause of the problem would be the spin bearing. Try and turn the basket by hand and see if you fill any restrictions.
The basket can drab because of the bearing or because there are clothes between the spin basket and outer tub.

Turn the basket by hand and see if you notice anything.

You can also try to remove the belt and run the clean cycle and see if the problem repeats. If the code doesn't repeat with the belt off and there is nothing between the tub and spin basket most likely the spin bearing will have to be replaced. The bearing is part of the rear half of the tub and will require a complete tear down to change.


The rL error code during the clean cycle is likely caused by friction on the spin basket shaft since you indicate that you hear squeaking when the washer is spinning.

The squeaking is normally caused by a bad bearing in the rear tub shell.

I recommend that you have the washer diagnosed and repaired by a Sears service technician.

This type of problem will normally require an extensive tear down of the washer to repair.

It is not a problem that you can normally repair yourself.

Open the door & slowly rotate the spin basket to see if you can feel any kind of drag on the bearings.

If the bearings check good, the control board is sensing a load & will need to be replaced.

If the message rl repeats with the belt off then the most likely cause of this problem is the machine control board.


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Mar 03, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Code "rL" means???


Code rL or F34 --> Load detected in machine at the beginning of the clean cycle. Push stop, remove clothes from washer & try again. Mine did this to me, even though there was nothing in the washer. I just tried it a second time & all is good again.

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Front load washer problem


rl means there are clothes in washer during cleaning cycle...however .there is a glitch in the program and have seen that rl code with no clothes in washer...don't bother calling repairman it's a program issue with the computer last i heard there was no fix forthcoming and customer were to be told to use normal cycle as they would the clean cycle

Sep 06, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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We get an rl error code when attempting to clean washer. Why and what does it mean?


Is there some thing in the washer ?

rl error
If at the start of the CLEANING WASHER cycle a load is
detected inside the drum.
NOTE: Detects by weight.

Possible Causes/Procedure
Remove clothes from drum and start the cycle again.

Aug 15, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Te error on LG frontload washer


ARE YOU SURE IT'S CODE IS TE AND NOT DE
DE IS PROBLEM WITH DOOR LOCK . TAKE THE WIRE OF THE DOOR SEAL AT FRONT . PUT YOUR HAND IN BY DOOR LOCK POSSIBLE THE PLUG HAS COME OF THE DOOR LOCK, IF NOT THE LOCK NEEDS REPLACING.
SWITCH APPLIANCE OF FIRST. GOOD LUCK

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