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Washer model khws01pmt3 gets Fdl code when I try to start it. I tweaked on the front door a little while it was clicking 6 times before it gets to fail, and I was able to make it start the wash cycle a couple of times, but it wasn't easy and that is no long term solution. There are torx screws above and below the black "catch" where the door latches, and it seems like there is a little pin in it that must be associated with the locking mechanism??? Is it likely I just need to replace that, or could there be other issues? Am I better off just calling for service or do you think I can do something myself?

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The FDL error is a door lock issue... I have had many on these errors that would not go away by just changing out the door locks all I have had to change the microcomputer (control) ... most of them are followed by a F11... if it still under warrranty call for service and have them change out both...

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What is code FDL


FDL code is a door lock code on these washers, but be advised, the older models had an issue with the main control boards loosing connection at the soldered joints for the door switch. They would loose solder, and the board would think the fault was the door lock and it was actually the board.

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GIVING CODE FDL?


If the door fails to lock after six (6) attempts "Fdl" will display. The "Fdl" error code indicates the door failed to lock or the control does not detect the door being locked. The likely failure is the door lock mechanism. There is always a chance there could be a loose wire connection between the door lock mechanism and the Central Control Unit (CCU) causing the error too.

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My duet ffront load washer give me the error code dl then an f when I try to start the cycle. I have tried pause cancel twice then opening the door and starting the cyle and closing the door last thing...


The door is not locked after 6 trials then the Central Control Unit (CCU) will enters a failure mode and the digital display flashes FdL. This is a door lock failure and the only viable solution is the replacement of the door lock and switch assembly.

Disconnect power to the washer and open the door. Remove the door gasket retaining hoop by stretching apart the retaining spring at the bottom of the door opening.
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Gently peel the part of the door gasket near the door lock and switch assembly off the lip of the door opening outer lip. Remove enough of the door gasket to access the door lock and switch assembly behind the front panel.

Remove the three screws securing the door lock and switch assembly to the front panel and slightly lift then pull it back off the front panel and out of the out of the washer cabinet.

Connect the wiring harness to the new door lock and switch assembly one at a time then install it back in place behind the front panel.

Secure the door lock and switch assembly then put the eased part of the door gasket back over the outer lip of the door opening. Check that the door gasket is properly seated before putting back and securing the retaining hoop around the lip of the door opening and the door gasket.

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FDL fault code on kenmore elite washer


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

Nov 08, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My washer has an F dl problem?


Fdl is a code that indicates a door lock error. The clicking sound that you hear is most likely the door lock. This error occurs because the door cannot be locked. The door will try to lock six times before displaying the error code. You have a faulty door lock switch. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Getting FDL error with clicking noise and then beep


The FDL code is a problem with the door latch. The clicking your hearing is the door trying to latch. There should be a tech sheet inside the washer. It's usually located behind the bottom panel under the door, or along the inside of the casing on either the left or right hand side. The tech sheet will have a list of error codes, procedures on how to perform diagnostics, and troubleshooting hints. One thing I would suggest is to open up the relay and try to clean the contacts.

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Whirlpool duet says Fdl washer wont turn on


F/dL ERROR IS FOR :-- Door Lock ErrorA Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.


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TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM :--- 
Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door globul1a.gif Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly globul1a.gif Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU) globul1a.gif Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

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Whirlppool front loading washer won't start, code FdL, door can be opened


"Fdl" is a door latch FAILURE error code. What the error is telling you is that something is malfunctioning with the electronic door latch and/or interconnecting wire or Central Control Unit. It is recommended that you check the wiring harness connected to the door latch or, replace the door latch. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587965-door_latch_replacement_fdl_error

If you have any questions or concerns please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 11, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Random electrical problems, sometimes it works beautifully, sometimes not!


F11 = Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
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1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and
Central Control Unit (CCU).
3. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any
cycle.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
8. Check that the serial harness at the MCU is not mounted
upside down. The wires should be to the left when facing the
MCU connectors.

FDL=
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock
it six times before displaying the error code.
Le code d’erreur “Verrouillage porte” apparaît s’il n’est pas possible de verrouiller la
porte. Le système effectue six tentatives de verrouillage avant d’afficher le code d’erreur.
■ 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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Kenmore elite he3 - door lock


If sound like a lid switch issue. Open the top of the washer to get an access to the lid switch(located near the doorframe). Look for a loose wire or a broken switch. In case there is no loose wire or broken switch, you should replace the switch. Good luck!

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