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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
F & DL code is a door lock failure. However, it can be caused by the door lock itself, or the CCU. The least expensive of the two repairs would be the door lock (which runs about $40). However, you will need to partially remove the rubber bellow (door boot) to get to the lock easily. Feel around the lip of the rubber door bellow. You will see a wire hoop, fitted in a groove that runs all the way around the boot. At the bottom of the door opening there is a tension spring. Find this spring and carefully stretch and lift from the groove and lift the wire hoop out of the groove. Remove the bellow from the outer lip so you can access the inside casing of the machine. You should now be able to reach inside on the door casing to replace the switch. There are three torx screws that hold the switch on from the outside of the casing, and three wire connectors on the inside. Be careful with the wire connectors. The wires are delicate. Once the switch is back in place. Refit the bellow snugly around the lip seal of the door opening. Place the the wire hoop in the groove, starting from the top and work your way all the way around the seal on both sides with both hands until you reach the tension spring at the bottom. Keeping tension on the hoop, stretch the spring apart enough to allow it to snap back into the groove (this part can be a bit tricky - you may need a secind set of hands). NOW WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR DOOR IS LOCKED AND YOU CAN'T OPEN IT? Easy. Just follow these simple steps: 1. Unplug machine. 2. Remove the kick plate from bottom front of the machine. 3. The door lock is on the right-hand side of the door. With your hand, reach up inside the casing behind the door and feel for a round plastic tab. It should be somewhere near the bottom end of the door switch. 4. Grab this tab with your fore finger and thumb and gently pull down towards the floor. This will release the door locking mechanism and the door will swing open. Now, if you go through all of the trouble to replace you door switch and the problem doesn't go away. The problem is with the CCU. Which generally, runs about $265. Check the interconnecting wiring before giving up hope, though. I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 23, 2007
YOU MIGHT WANT TO TGRY TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU LOAD THE CLOTHES IN. TRY TO LAYER THEM LIKE A CAKE AND NOT JUST TROW THEM IN. I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
Ok, this is the fix:
No payload. Close the door. Press off, then press on. Then enter a program starting by selecting the fabric and the others as usual. Do not press start, instead press the slip button to advance the programme to the very last phase, ie drain and empty. Then press start. It will perform this operation with no load and pump out the “no water”. This part takes 5 minutes. After the 5 mins the programme will end and the machine will beep annoyingly, but the computer will be reset and you can clear the program and use the machine as normal.
I had the same problem. The stupid computer inside remembers the program whilst it’s off and unplugged. What has happened is you accidently pressed start and start again to pause it in very quick succession. This confuses the computer and it thinks that a program is in progress. This is why it wants to close the door. There is no problem with the latch (unless it is a separate problem). You have to let it play out a program to reset it, which is why you can play the very last “drain” segment.
Presumably there’s a way to reset the computer either by a secret button combo or shorting out two pins from the computer box. I don’t know. If someone knows this please tell me.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws
under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up
the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will
make access to the screws much easier.
2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: My LG intellowasher DD WM1480
I have this problem too for my LG Intellowasher. I suspect it is because you're selecting "Rinse Hold" from the options. Try turning the power off and washing again on another setting to see if this resolves the issue.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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