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F dl code

Can't get it to reset or open the door

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Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” or you can say "F dl" means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



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Rylee

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • terryeubanks May 29, 2010

    Unpluged and waited 30 minutes. Still cannot get the door open or get it to start

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith May 29, 2010

    This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly, to unlock it you can stick a flat screw driver behind the door latch and then lever it to open so that you don’t have to pry it to open. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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    Rylee

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