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Dl/f hi - the code on washer DL/F - the front door doesn't lock so the wash can't start - Help please how can i fix it ?

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    d/fl on front desk can't start

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Ok the problem could lie in the door latch assembly itself, however i have had a few of these machines throw this code and the issue was the main computer. The only real way to test this issue is try replacing the latch first its much cheaper than the computer...if it still throws f dl than it will need a new CCU (main computer)

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I'm presuming that 'dl' stands for 'door lock' fault.
There is likely to be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor requiring a service engineer's attention I suggest. Sorry ;-0(

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