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Kenmore Elite door latch

I am not able to access your instructions on how to replace a washer door latch, can the instructions be re-posted please!

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  • JeanneCW Aug 08, 2008

    Thank you for your clear instructions! I was able to replace my door latch in less than 30 minutes, and the part was about $50. Sears wanted to charge me over $220 to do the same job! Anyone can do this, thanks so much for your help!!

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    Kenmore elite door will not latch

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    Door will not close or latch.

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Here ya go. Try this link:

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

If you're still having problems, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Aug 08, 2008

    Great job Jeanne! Glad you were able to solve your problem without a major expense. A good majority of the appliance repairs can be made simple with a little guidance and determination. Congrats. Keep me in mind you you need assistance in the future.

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We have a Kenmore Elite 3T and it is showing FdL, and will not lock the door and turn on. What does that mean?


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” or "F dl"means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

Sep 06, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Door Jam on Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet Washers


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

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. You can click on the following link if you need step-by-step instructions on how to replace the door latch:

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

I hope this information is helpful.

on Dec 05, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet Door Jammed


This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

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. You can click on the following link if you need step-by-step instructions on how to replace the door latch:

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

I hope this information is helpful. If you need assistance or have further questions please click on my link below and use the "Ask Me" feature for a quicker response.

http://www.fixya.com/users/jsrock516

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Kenmore Elite He4 washing mashing. What is error code "dLF" or "FdL" and how do I fix it?


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” or "F dl"means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

Aug 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Front load quiet pak that doesn't start and shows error code of F DL


Hi



Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” or "F dl"means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

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Kenmore elite he3t door locked wont open error message dl f


Hi



Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

Jul 20, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Dl F signal on kenmore elite front loading washer


Hi



Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

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Access to the door relay of Kenmore Elite?


If you are attempting to replace or troubleshoot the door latch mechanism, the following link explains how to access and/or replace:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575840-replacing_a_door_latch

The easiest method is to go through the door bellow. You can attempt to reach the latch by removing the top panel of the washer and working from the top, but it can be difficult to reach for some people. If you have quesitons, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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How do i replace kenmore washing machine latch


I'm assuming you are referring to the door latch assembly. The following link explains step-by-step how to replace the door latch on a Kemore Elite front loader:

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

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Received an error code dl f on my Kenmore Elite 45986. Replaced the locking mechanism and I am still receving the same error and results. It just clicks and gives this error code. Thanks "dl F" error code...


The "Fdl" error code indicates a problem with the door latch assembly. The clicking sound you hear is the door latch attempting to latch. If it fails to latch, the wash cycle will not start and the error code and audible beep will occur. There should be a tech sheet inside the washer. It's usually located behind the bottom panel under the door, or along the inside of the casing on either the left or right hand side. The tech sheet will have a list of error codes, procedures on how to perform diagnostics, and troubleshooting hints. It's strongly recommended that you leave the tech sheet inside the washer, so you don't lose it.
Repairclinic.com carries the door latch for about $50 and is listed as item number 1094190.

Searspartsdirect carries it for slightly less for about $43 and lists it under the "Door and Latch Parts" as item number 7 (part #8181700).

If you go to my profile and click on "Tips and Tricks" I have a posting there on how to change the door latch on a front loader. It's a very simple repair that any Do-It-Yourselfer can accomplish.

If you can't find the instructions you need, or need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 11, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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