Question about Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer
I know you said the fdl error code likely means the door latch assembly needs to be replaced. But I just purchased the Maytag Epic and I only used it 3 times and got this code. Is it likely that it needs replacement or is it possible that I did something wrong?
"Fdl" is an error code for Whirlpool Duet and Kenmore Elite HE front loader washers. I'm not sure if this error codes also applies to the new Maytag models. I believe Whirlpool has taken over the manufacturing of some Maytag appliances, but I'm not sure. If you've only used the washer a few times, and have not slammed the door, overloaded the washer and have been following the your owner/operators manual recommendations, then you need to get in touch with the retailer and/or manufacturer and request a service call. Your washer is still covered under a limited manufacturer's warranty that covers failed components for the first year. In many cases, attempted repairs or disassembly by the consumer can void the warranty. To answer your question: Sometimes components fail for unexplained reasons. It could have been a bad part that came from assembly defects and/or shipping damage. The only way you could have created this problem is by slamming the door or overloading it to the point where it stresses the door when closing it. I hope this answers some of your concerns.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
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