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Fdl Code on whirlpool front load washer

My Whirlpool front load washing machine is showing a code of Fdl. This means that the front door is not locking. I cannot open the door, it is locked. I hear a faint clicking like it is trying to lock or verify the door is locked. My question is: How do I get in there to 1. Unlock the door to get the clothes out. 2. How do I get in and fix the problem. As I recall the way to the screws that hold it all together is through the door. I may be wrong, I watched a repairman fix another set we have. Help, my wife is going on a trip tomorrow and she needs me to fix this right away.

Dale Palsson

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  • dalepalsson Jul 26, 2008

    Thank you for your expert advise. I was able to get it started by leaving it unplugged for an extended time. Do you think that it will reoccur? Thanks again for your help.

    Dale Palsson



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Remove bottom panel reach up to bottom of door lock there is a small tab pull it down door will come open..if after opening you finda lot of water still in machine suspect pump plugged worse case bad control bd

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  • oldfixer Jul 27, 2008

    possible could reoccur..computers have a mind of their own and love drive humans over the edge ..if happens rarely just reboot ..if gets to be a habit call tech



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Replace failed component.
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