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Door won't open on whirlpool duet washer frontload


Press the cancel button twice to cancel the error code. There should be an error code flashing -- for example 'F02'.

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Machine won't start code dl F


The machine is not starting because the door lock fails to lock the door as what error code FdL stands for. It flashes after the door locking routine fails to lock the door after 6 attempts. Replacing the door lock/switch assembly is the only viable if no problem is seen with the wire harness connecting the assembly to the central control unit. The link below contains the detailed instructions in replacing the door lock/switch assembly.

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I get the DL on my washer


Door Lock Error

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

•Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door

•Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly

•Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and

Central Control Unit (CCU)

•Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

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Control panel displaying DL F and not starting


The door locking routine fails to lock the door after six attempts the the error code FdL flashes to indicate a failure in the door lock and switch assembly. The only viable solution is replacing the door lock and switch assembly. Click on the link below for the instructions in replacing the door lock and switch assembly.

Replacing the Door Lock and Switch Assembly on Whirlpool Duet Front-Load Washers

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Washer will not start, it beeps and say's dL / F


Door Lock Error---(F/DL)

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

This will essentially be the result of a failed door locking mechanism(wax motor failure). The necessary actions are to replace the entire door locking assembly. Click here to access the repair manual for your unit. This universal duet manual will guide you through the necessary testing procedure and component accessing, as well. Replacing the door locking mechanism will correct this issue.

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My washer says dl and then f


Door Lock Error---(F/DL)

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times
before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

This will essentially be the result of a failed door locking mechanism(wax motor failure). The necessary actions are to replace the entire door locking assembly. Click here to access the repair manual for your unit. This universal duet manual will guide you through the necessary testing procedure and component accessing, as well. Replacing the door locking mechanism will correct this issue.

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My Duet front load washer door will not lock. I


Sounds like you have a door lock failure due to the fault code you have or it could be a control brd failure. Sometimes if either fails it will blow the other aswell.

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My whirlpool duet GHW9100L washer door will not unlock and code comes up F dl, any idea's?


Ff dl (failure fault door lock)

Door Lock Error
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times
before displaying the error.
Potential Causes
• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

The door lock may have to be removed and replaced to get past this failure.

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Whirlpool duet - door will not lock. Was working fine and now when I press start, I get the code "FL"and then "d" flashing.


F/dL Door Lock Error
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.
  • Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
  • Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
  • Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

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Whirlpool washer


F/11
Serial Communication Error

Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU)
and the Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.

Check Wire Harness connectors to the MCU, the motor, and-
Central Control Unit (CCU)
Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
Check MCU
Check CCU
Check Motor
Check Wire Harness

F/dL
Door Lock Error

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked.
It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch-
Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

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