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I have kenmore HE3 front load washer. I got a F then dL on the front display. I replaced the door lock assy. & the washer ran 1 time. Now I hear a several slow clicks, like a relay click, then get the F & dL code again. Is there another common part that needs replaced?

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Most likely, you're looking at a door lock issue, which you already found, but the next step--as discussed below would the the wiring and control board....

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/117855-does-f-dl-indicate-washer

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