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Kenmore HE3 front loading automatic washer

My washer is blinking F DU and when i try to cancel it twice and unlock the controls it does not unlock. Sears is sending someone on the 12th and it has been stuck for 4 days!!!

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The problem you are experiencing is a defective door latch. This is an easy repair you can perform yourself if you wish to save a service call. The following link explains the error, how to unlock to door if jammed, and provides the steps necessary to replace:

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

Searpartsdirect.com carries your door latch. Just type in your model number and look under the various links on the next page. If you run into difficulty finding the part, let me know. I hope this helps you.

PS If your washer is under a service plan or warranty do not attempt this repair or it will void any service agreement you have.

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