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Mine says OP even though the locked signal is on too! i ahve tried WD 40, unplug and plug power on but do not seem to succed. I unlatched the door open and even jiggled with the locks. nothing doing.

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Have you placed some external magnets on the Left grey
bumper and see if you can clear the OP error cord. I assume you powered cycle the machine.

Mine says OP even though the locked signal is on - 7104672.jpg

If that doesn't clear the OP error code it would be time to;

1. Confirm the 12VDC on the control board is good.

2. If good see if 12VDC is making it back to Conn_3 Pin 9 down to the LF Hand Lid Lock and thru the Magnetic Reed relay back to the Control Board Conn_3 Pin 9.

Before you go thru all that did you open the Left Lid Lock and make sure the Black lead on the magnetic reed relay did not break off from corrosion issues. I know I have a number of post on this board related to troubleshooting the left hand lid lock..................Rick

But some pic's for ref;




I'm on P1 and P2 of the left hand lid lock. Those pin are referenced to the schematic jut for my troubleshooting info.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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    FAV6800A FAV9800A Oct 25, 2010

    I don't know why this board blocks my PIC's. They meet file size requirements and they are JPEGS I have a link around somewhere. This board is not a true DIY board and I going to pull the plug here. I visit frequently 4 other DIY boards and support the machine as na owner trying to help other owners.

    Google dh1200s and you will fine me on a real DIY Appliance forum.

    Good luck.........Rich



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