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My kenmore frontloader HE 4T makes a clicking sound when i try to start it and the screen displays a F dl. I cannot find my manual to solve the problem. Any suggestions?

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The FdL error code indicates a problem with the door lock assembly on the washer. The control board detects that the washer door is not locking properly. Replacing the door lock assembly will normally fix this problem. It can also be caused by a wire harness connection failure or sometimes by a failed control board. You can order a new door lock assembly from the Sears Parts Direct website . Use the full model number of your Kenmore HE4t washer to order this part. Most HE4t models use part number 8181700 for the replacement door lock. ------- To get how to replace door lock instructions ,please click on link below:--,wftwwwsbfbfftdkxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gqkgsfgsfxgwrsfbktg/1/1303472/5961857/image27677img-or.gif --------- You can get required parts from

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When i try use the washer it starts to make a clicking sound then when i hit cancel starts to beep and it flashes f dl

F dl = Door lock error
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock
it six times before displaying the error code.
Possible causes/procedure:
¦ Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
¦ Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check door switch/lock unit.
3. Check the wire harness connections to the door
switch/lock unit and Central Control Unit (CCU).

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My kenmore elite HE 4t washing machine will not start. error message dL. It has happen before but I was able to get it started and working for several weeks till now.

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'dl' stands for Door Lock (Error). There is likely to be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor. Both require a service engineer's attention I suggest ;-0(
Good luck,
John C

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I am getting the code on my frontload washer F du, it is making a clicking sound the water starts to fill , then the code comes up..I am not able to find this code in my manual ..I am thinking that maybe...

The DU in the display is an error code for the door lid not unlocking. This is an indication that the lid lock assembly has failed or the control board is unable to determine if the lid is unlocked. This usually indicates that the lid lock assembly will need to be replaced.
Service manual above.

Jun 01, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My Kenmore HE-4t washer will not begin the cycle, after I choose it, it clicks and then flashes "F", then "dL"

F DL is a Door Lock Error it mean that the door cannot be locked this could be caused by a locking mechanism malfunction, a wiring problem or a problem with the CCU(central control unit)

Try checking what you can see of the lock mechanism visually and make sure nothing is obstructing or jamming it. Outside of that I would recommend calling a service tech. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Mar 19, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I couldn't get the washer to start (HE 4T). It

DL stands for Door Lock failure, if your door isnt closing all the way, check to make sure your hinges are lining up and that one of the arms has not broken off on the door, there should be 2 arms going into the door lock. whats common on these is that the door latch has trouble unlocking so it is forced open and now the door latch mechinism is stuck in the locked position and cant re-open. problems with this lock opening and closing- 9 times out of ten, come from a main computer failure to send power to the door lock. this can be temporairily fixed by re-seating the door latch wire harness in the main computer, but its usually recommended to buy a new computer since this problem has been address on the new series of computer. there is no recall on this board at the moment. estimated cost $250-$400

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Kenmore He 4t stops working signals F dL do you know why

yes, i know why...had the same problem myself. bad ccu connection. try to resolder or replace board. you can also try to replace door lock, but most likely that's not it. ccu is bad and cannot recognize door is locked.

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My screen in showing code "dl" and then "f", please help?

The "dl" code is "doorlock" indicating a problem with the door locking mechanism or switch

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I have an error code on my Kenmoore elite HE 4t, it say dl f or f dl whatever and makes a clicking sound and will not turn on.

possible connection on main control pull top cover control rear rail try moving connectors in middle area of control if works try to shim connector snug other option replace control

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