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The washer won't start. It clicks a few times, then starts beeping. The display says "dl", then "F" I've checked the door, it's shutting.

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  • Sally Goldberg May 08, 2010

    I'd like to fix the door myself if it's not too difficult. What does it involve?

  • Sally Goldberg May 08, 2010

    I can't tell if you got my reply.

    How do I fix the door?

  • Sally Goldberg May 08, 2010



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  • Sally Goldberg May 08, 2010

    Why I'm at it do you think I could reverse the door hinge myself? It opens the wrong way.

  • Sally Goldberg May 08, 2010

    Yes. thanks a lot.



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Sorry you are having trouble, this is usually a great machine.

The F indicates there was a failure, the dl says it is the door lock.

Since you have made sure the door is closing properly the most likely suspect that could cause this is a failure of the door latch assembly itself. Let me know if you would like instructions on repairing it yourself.

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  • Philip May 08, 2010


    I did the reply just now, I will put some information together and get it to you in just a couple minutes.

  • Philip May 08, 2010

    Can I get your complete model number off the tag just inside the door please? This will aid when putting the instructions together for you.


  • Philip May 08, 2010

    The part number you are going to need is 8181700.

    The numbers I refer to in these instructions correspond to the diagrams below. Let me know if you have questions.

    - Unplug the power cord from the washer
    - There will be 3 screws (8) coming around the door latch visible on the right side with the door open. Remove these screws, they are T20 Torx I believe.
    - Remove spring ring (14) it is visible under the lip of the front bellows (gray boot/seal) the spring ring will pull off
    - Reach in to the right and the wires will be long enough to disconnect, do not disconnect until you have the new switch there so you can be sure to put the wires on the same place.

    - put the switch back in place and then put the 3 screws in. Put the bellows back on then the spring, plug in and you are good to go

  • Philip May 08, 2010

    Oh the latch assembly is part 7 in the diagram.

    The door to the washer is not reversible, only the dryer door can be reversed, sorry.



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