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My door latch is brokn how can i fix it, do i need a new door and can i get someone to put in a new lacth/lock to keep door closed

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How do I get the Whirlpool washer door to close all the way? I think the door lock is jammed


The lock/latch on your door is electromechanical, incorporating a electrical safety catch. See if a reboot (unplug for 10 minutes, then plug it back in.) does anything for you. It could be a latch, wiring, motherboard, door closed safety circuit or something in the pause circuit.

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My maytag nepotune high efficiency model MAH550BWW door does not close properly...have to slam the door several times before the latch closes to set and start the wash cycle


There is wear in the door latch/lock mechanism, It will eventually fail completely and you will have to replace the door lock

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Hi I put some laundry in the washing machine (j845) and the door won't lock. It keeps saying error de although the door is very much closed.


de stands for door error.  electronics not sensing door open or shut.  could be bad control pcb or bad door switch ( solenoid ) or wiring harness...

Jul 08, 2010 | Washing Machines

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44082 is the model #


he code "dr" means the control doesn't see the door switch being closed.This can mean the door catch is broken or the door is bent and not shutting all the way or clothes are preventing the door from shutting all the way but most likely it means the door lock assembly needs to be replaced.
Check the door strike is not broken and make sure the door is shutting evenly. If the door is shut fully and the "dr" error keeps occurring then replacing the lock assembly 131763245 will most likely fix this problem.
The switch can be obtained from the following link: Sears PartsDirect . Remember to unplug the washer first before attempting to change the switch.
The image below contains the instructions to access and change the latch. Changing the latch is easy the tough part is putting the spring back on. Sometimes it helps to have two extra hands when trying to reinstall the wire/spring.
I hope this information helps you resolve this problem but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.



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The code "dr" means the control doesn't see the door switch being closed. This can mean the door catch is broken or the door is bent and not shutting all the way or clothes are preventing the door from shutting all the way but most likely it means the door lock assembly needs to be replaced. Check the door strike is not broken and make sure the door is shutting evenly. If the door is shut fully and the "dr" error keeps occurring then replacing the lock assembly 131763245 will most likely fix this problem. The switch can be obtained from the following link: [Sears PartsDirect |www.searspartsdirect.com] . Remember to unplug the washer first before attempting to change the switch. The image below contains the instructions to access and change the latch. Changing the latch is easy the tough part is putting the spring back on. Sometimes it helps to have two extra hands when trying to reinstall the wire/spring.

Apr 15, 2010 | Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer

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My Whirlpool Duet washer will not start. I keep getting a "dl" and an "f" signal. I assume it means door lock failure. I've tried unplugging and opening and shutting the door before restarting but it won't...


It is indeed a door lock failure. Replace the door lock/latch assembly (part number 8181700) to solve the problem.

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.

Gently peel the part of the door gasket near the door lock/latch assembly off the lip of the right side of the door opening. Remove enough of the door gasket to access the door lock/latch assembly behind the front panel.

Remove the three screws securing the door lock/latch assembly to the front panel and slightly lift it then pull it back off the front panel.

Pull the door lock/latch assembly out of the washer and disconnect the wiring harness.

Connect the wiring harness to the new door lock/latch assembly and install it back in place behind the front panel.

Secure the door lock/latch assembly and put the eased part of the door gasket back into position over the 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.

Mar 01, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I couldn't get the washer to start (HE 4T). It


DL stands for Door Lock failure, if your door isnt closing all the way, check to make sure your hinges are lining up and that one of the arms has not broken off on the door, there should be 2 arms going into the door lock. whats common on these is that the door latch has trouble unlocking so it is forced open and now the door latch mechinism is stuck in the locked position and cant re-open. problems with this lock opening and closing- 9 times out of ten, come from a main computer failure to send power to the door lock. this can be temporairily fixed by re-seating the door latch wire harness in the main computer, but its usually recommended to buy a new computer since this problem has been address on the new series of computer. there is no recall on this board at the moment. estimated cost $250-$400

Nov 24, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I put some washing in my samsung J845 front loader the door will not lock before the washing can be done. my husband brought a new door latch due to the other one been burnt out and he put it back on the...


Just bang the door again until the error goes away. The door is not lined up and won't latch properly. At least that is what ours does. I usually slam the door on my machine.

Sep 29, 2009 | Samsung Washing Machines

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I have a Whirlpool WFW9200SQA12. F22 light


"F22" is a Door Lock error code. This is an indication of a door latch failure and/or interconnecting wiring problem. The first step in troubleshooting the problem, however, is to unplug the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes in an attempt to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). This is the main "brain" of your washing machine. Sometimes these error codes are erroneous and can be easily cleared by resetting the CCU. If the error code reappears following a CCU reset, then you have a genuine problem. In addition, if the door latch remains locked following this procedure, there is a manual release you can use to open the door. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

If you still have the error code displayed, inspect the door latch mechanism for any broken, loose, or missing components. Next, opne the top panel of the washer by removing the three screws in the rear of the washer that hold the panel in place. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then off. Locate the door latch on the right hand side behind the front panel. Inspect the wiring harness from the door lacth the to CCU. The CCU is located directly behind the wash tub in the top rear of the washer. Make sure all the connectors are snug and not loose or broken. In the majority of cases, a persistant error is a failed door lacth. If all these preliminary checks are unsuccessful, replace the door latch. The next link explains how:

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

NOTE: "Fdl" is the same as an "F22" error code. This error code appears on older models.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you have questions please let me know.

Apr 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Bosch washer error code e3 what does it mean?


Error "E3" on a Bosch front loader means there is a problem with the door. Either it is not closed properly (user error or a blockage) or the locking mechanism has a fault. Check to see that there is no object shoved in the latch hole (our 2yo just did that) preventing the door from closing properly. If it is not that, a technician is advised. I tried to get into the machine to fix out issue but could not get to where the issue is.

Aug 02, 2008 | Bosch Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite washer keeps stopping and beeping. It flashes either DL or F or H. I push pause and reset but it does it intermittently. It tries to drain after these messages if I don't hit pause.


Okay, it sounds like you may have a couple of things going on with your washer. The first link I'm providing explains the "FH" error and what you have to do to diagnose it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615354-fh_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

This "Fdl" error is generally caused by a failed door latch assembly. This second link explains how to replace the door lacth if defective:

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

I would recommend you check the simple things first. Check to make sure you don't have a siphoning problem and make sure the drain pump isn't clogged. Then, I would recommend replacing the door lacth if the "Fdl" error keeps occuring. Some of these problems can generate multiple error codes. It could be that the door latch isn't working properly and is causing the washer to stop intermittently. Coupled with the possibility that you could have something clogging your drain pump. If you require additonal assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 01, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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