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Washer will not start gives code dl&f - Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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  • rtc11 Jul 04, 2008

    washer will not start, get an f code then dl code

  • RHS-Cheetah Feb 26, 2009

    I have the exact same problem with my Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer.  When you press the button to start, you hear a faint click, then there is the "DLF".  I called Whirlpool and it is a "door lock failure".  Tomorrow I have a repair person comming out at $48, just to walk in my door.  Who know what it  will cost.  I feel like I'm being held hostage.  I've read other websites that talk about a class action suit.  "Count me in!".

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DL code is a door lock failure. If you get an F11 code you will most likely need the main control board.

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Power off the wall, check to see if the connections to the door lock are tight. Or

Try some WD40 on the door mechanism of machine (not door) & open shut a few times; with the mains off the wall.

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  • prem mathew Mar 13, 2009

    Get a sledge-hammer to within 2 metres of the washing machine. Then go for the button on the right side "end of cycle" & depress it with your finger for 3 seconds, the control light will come off & I hope you will be able to use your machine.



    PS. Remove the sledge-hammer.

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The FdL fault is a door lock error code. It sounds like you may have a bad door latch. Unplugging it and/or pushing the cancel button will not clear the fault as long as the fault condition exists. At best, you may have to replace the door latch. At worst, the CCU (main computer) could also be bad, causing the fault. The door latch can run about $50. The CCU is about $200. Double check all you wiring first before replacing any parts. I hope this will help you.

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F/DL is indeed a door lock error. I had this on my machine, did a lot of research and getting some idea of how it works. The code is generated when the CCU can't lock the door. Possible causes are door latch mechanism, connecting wiring, or the CCU. I could hear clicking from the CCU on my machine which indicated to me the CCU was trying to lock the door. It tries 6 times before setting the F/DL code. I tested the latch and wiring from the CCU - OK. The clicking I heard had to be relay(s) so I figured the problem was relay contact failure. I removed the CCU board, determined which relays were suspect (there are two for lock & unlock). I changed them both and saved myself spending $300 CA on a new CCU. The relays cost just over $2 each. I found replacement relays @ Electro Sonic (www.e-sonic.com; minimum $25 order plus shipping $7.50). Relay made by OMRON part # G5LE-14-DC12 replacment for original G5LE-1-VD 12VDC. I'm not impressed to have to change a $300 CCU because of a $2 relay failure. For me this was worth the try as I have some experience working with circuit boards. The relays would be a quick repair for anyone with similar experience. Hope this helps someone.

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sounds like door lock issue but probably not lock itself remove top (3 screws) along back of top ..at rear of machine is control board ..if you are hearing a clicking noise at time door is supposed to be locking try wiggling connectors on control bd if i remember they are the pink wires if door locks then you have a bad connection on control bd may try wedging something under connector to help hold in place but only true fix is a control bd..good luck

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