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Kenmore He3Washer Fills then gives error code

My washer will fill then there is a loud clicking sound like door has locked then the washer stops and gives Fdl or F11 error code. Had to unplug and then was able to open door after plugging back in. Had to manually bale out the tub and remove clothes. Removed top but am not sure what I should be testing. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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