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F-DL problem I've been reading below, but it doesn't tell me this: If I am getting "F DL" error, but I can drain and spin, then what? My door locks just fine when I go to drain and spin. Is this a computer problem? Is it coincidence that my HE3t dryer just blew out last week? Is there anyone besides Sears that can fix these?

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  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    The machine started throwing f11 codes a few weeks ago and not letting us cancel and unlock the door. Now we are getting f dl codes and the door will not lock.
    Please help


  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    I have figured out that lifting the door up while closing it while slamming really hard will usually fix the problem. The door hangs lower then the latch, and they don't meet up properly. I usually have to cancel the load, wait about an hour, and try the above method. Eventually, it works. And NEVER EVER EVER cancel a load in the middle-this is ALWAYS when it happens!

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Sounds like the control board

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F-dl


If the door fails to lock after six (6) attempts "Fdl" will display. The "Fdl" error code indicates a bad lock assembly. Here is the lock to order.Below is a video to show you how to replace the lock assembly.


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- Unplug washer or disconnect power.
- Remove the lower kick panel.
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- Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a teardrop shaped tab.
- Gently pull the tab down about a 1/4˝ or until a click is heard.
- The door may be now opened.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/eab852a13fbc842085256aa200643dd6/$FILE/Duet%20Job%20Aid.pdf

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Our Kenmore Elite HE3 Model prefix is 110 stops during the rince and spin cycle,beeps, and desplays F dL or F 11. The door light is not on, but the door is locked. We were able to start and complete the...


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Whirlpool duet washer has error code f dl. there is a buzzing sound and the washer won't drain nor spin.


Hi there
I hope this helps you.
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)
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Ty for writing to fix ya.
Best regards Richard

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I am getting dl /f message, What do I do.


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• 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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I have the F11 and dL code. There is water and


Hi

Error F11 means Serial Communication Error i.e. communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly. You need to:
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  • Check the Drive system for any worn or failed components
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  • Check CCU
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  • Error code dl is a 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. You need to check:
  • 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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    "Fdl" is a Door Lock error. This is usually an indication of a failed door latch mechanism. To access and/or replace the door latch, click on the following link:

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    If you do not wish to order the part online, use the part number provided and go to your nearest applaince parts retailer. I hope this helps you. Please post back if you need further assistance.

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