Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
My washer will not start. There is a clicking sound and about 1 min. it starts beeping and give this error (DL) then (F). Where can I get the error codes for this machine. (110.45991400)
The "Fdl" error code indicates a problem with the door latch assembly. The clicking sound you hear is the door latch attempting to latch. If it fails to latch, the wash cycle will not start and the error code and audible beep will occur. There should be a tech sheet inside the washer. It's usually located behind the bottom panel under the door, or along the inside of the casing on either the left or right hand side. The tech sheet will have a list of error codes, procedures on how to perform diagnostics, and troubleshooting hints. It's strongly recommended that you leave the tech sheet inside the washer, so you don't lose it.
Repairclinic.com carries the door latch for about $50 and is listed as item number 1094190.
Searspartsdirect carries it for slightly less for about $43 and lists it under the "Door and Latch Parts" as item number 7 (part #8181700).
If you go to my profile and click on "Tips and Tricks" I have a posting there on how to change the door latch on a front loader. It's a very simple repair that any Do-It-Yourselfer can accomplish.
If you can't find the instructions you need, or need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on May 07, 2008
If that didnt fix the f/dl problem then it is your MCB, the relay that tells the door to lock is broken. to get one of those it is a factory order and runs about $200-$400. peace be with you
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
The information posted here was exactly correct. I was able to reach up and manually release the door once I removed the bottom panel. Word to the wise though, you will need a star driver to get the panel off. While I did not need to replace the switch yet, I believe it could be done easily. Thanks to all for the info.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
Got the FDL variable..." FRONT DOOR LATCH" vacuumed the door latch and connector, that worked!
Posted on Sep 30, 2011
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