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Whirlpool ht duet still getting F dl error

Jrocks516, thanks. Those were easy to follow directions for the door latch replacement. I ordered the part and installed it no problem, but the washer still doesn't work. Still getting F dl error. I checked all wire connections and found no problems. I gave the washer 30 minutes unplugged after door latch installation, just to be sure, but nothing. Any additional thoughts?

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DL= Door Lock Error
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times
before displaying the error.

Potential Causes

• Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
• Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

if you have done all the abovet the CCU must be bad

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F dl I get the clicking and F with dl. The washer does not come on.


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Error F dl indicates door latch failure and to resolve this issue you'll have to replace the door latch assembly. Also before doing this you can leave the washer unplugged for 30 minutes and then check the door latch assembly, if bad replace it. Please post a comment if need more help.


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Rylee

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The F/dL is shown on the display due to Door Lock Error in the washing machine.
In this problem check the Door Lock in the washing machine. Either the door is getting blocked or not getting locked or the door latch assembly is got cracked.it needs to be checked and replaced.
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Whirlpool Duet frontloader, washer won't start dL flashes and then F. I looked in the manual, found F but cannot find the description for dL. Any suggestions?


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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 or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Sep 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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DL F code flashing on washer and will not start or lock to start Its a whirpool duet ht front load washer


"Fdl" is a door latch error code. This is an indication of either a defective door latch, door catch, defective Central Control Unit (CCU), or an interconnecting cable problem between the two. The following link explains how to troubleshoot the problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4490349-fdl_error_code


I have included parts resources, and the steps required to replace any defective parts. Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.


Read through the information provided and post back if you have questions. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Duet Sport HT WFW8400TE Washer: hello i have a whirlpool duet we originally had an...


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I had same error code F11 and DL.....I sprayed the door lock (inside) with WD40......so far works OK

I had the same F11/DL problem. I tighten the two screws on the door latch and it's working great. for now

Just some part numbers to help if you need to order parts. For the GHW9200LWO Washer (Sanitary Cycle Model)- the part number for the CCU (Microcomputer or main computer) is 8181924. The part number for the Motor Control Unit (MCU) is 8182706. I did a search for the part numbers and found the CCU for $79.90 shipping included - the same part from Whirlpool was $190 plus with shipping included. I put the CCU on and my washer works perfectly again. Hope this helps someone since I had such a hard time finding out the correct part numbers. Whirlpool first sent me the MCU even though I specifically told them it was not that part but the CCU.

DL is a door lock error. This is usually an indication of a bad door latch. F11 is a serial communications error from the Central Control Unit CCU (which is your main computer). If the door latch is defective it could be generating the communications error code as well. A defective CCU can also give the same symptoms, though. Before replacing any parts, however, double check all you connections to make sure you don't have any loose wires. The least expensive of the two possible solutions would be to replace the door latch (about $50). The CCU can run between $150 and $250. Hope this leads you in the right direction.

I wanna thank all of you for your input. I had the "DL F-11" code also. My washer would run 12 minutes and then stop with the annoying beep and error codes. After learning that the "DL" was the door lock, I decided to order the part online for 50 bucks. After I placed the order I decided to take this $50 thing apart and give it a look-see. (Boys like to tear things apart!)
There is a solenoid inside that actuates the lock. My finding was that there was some hardened goo that seeped out of the solenoid. It didn't look good! I believe this to have caused an electrical imbalance that the computer didn't like, thus sending it into error mode.
Removal and installation was a snap. First I took the top off. Then to make room for my arm to get to the door-lock, I pushed the drum all the way back and held it in place by wedging a shoe in the front end. Then I pushed the drum to the side, opposite the door-lock, and wedged it with another shoe. This gave me plenty of room to reach the door-lock. Unplug the three connectors and remove the three screws from the front side of the door-lock. (Inside door at 2:00.)
Reverse order for the install!
Thanks again for your posts which led me in the right direction!

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Washer whirlpool duet...dlf and f11


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I had same error code F11 and DL.....I sprayed the door lock (inside) with WD40......so far works OK

I had the same F11/DL problem. I tighten the two screws on the door latch and it's working great. for now

Just some part numbers to help if you need to order parts. For the GHW9200LWO Washer (Sanitary Cycle Model)- the part number for the CCU (Microcomputer or main computer) is 8181924. The part number for the Motor Control Unit (MCU) is 8182706. I did a search for the part numbers and found the CCU for $79.90 shipping included - the same part from Whirlpool was $190 plus with shipping included. I put the CCU on and my washer works perfectly again. Hope this helps someone since I had such a hard time finding out the correct part numbers. Whirlpool first sent me the MCU even though I specifically told them it was not that part but the CCU.

DL is a door lock error. This is usually an indication of a bad door latch. F11 is a serial communications error from the Central Control Unit CCU (which is your main computer). If the door latch is defective it could be generating the communications error code as well. A defective CCU can also give the same symptoms, though. Before replacing any parts, however, double check all you connections to make sure you don't have any loose wires. The least expensive of the two possible solutions would be to replace the door latch (about $50). The CCU can run between $150 and $250. Hope this leads you in the right direction.

I wanna thank all of you for your input. I had the "DL F-11" code also. My washer would run 12 minutes and then stop with the annoying beep and error codes. After learning that the "DL" was the door lock, I decided to order the part online for 50 bucks. After I placed the order I decided to take this $50 thing apart and give it a look-see. (Boys like to tear things apart!)
There is a solenoid inside that actuates the lock. My finding was that there was some hardened goo that seeped out of the solenoid. It didn't look good! I believe this to have caused an electrical imbalance that the computer didn't like, thus sending it into error mode.
Removal and installation was a snap. First I took the top off, 2 or 3 screws behind, slide away from you an inch or so & lift up. Then to make room for my arm to get to the door-lock, I pushed the drum all the way back and held it in place by wedging a shoe in the front end. Then I pushed the drum to the side, opposite the door-lock, and wedged it with another shoe. This gave me plenty of room to reach the door-lock. Unplug the three connectors and remove the three screws from the front side of the door-lock. (Inside door at 2:00.)
Reverse order for the install!
Thanks again for your posts which led me in the right direction!

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F dL symbol on Whirlpool duet HT


It is saying there is a problem with your door Lock. when you close the door does it hold like it use too? try to open and close the door if it doesn't really close properly then you will just need a door latch. If the machine gives you an f11 code then its the main computer board that can also give your the door lock error. I would check the door first though.

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Getting F dl error on Whirlpool Duet HT


"Fdl" is normally cause by a failure of the door latch assembly. However, before assuming you have a bad door latch, the manufacturer recommends you unplug the washer for 30 minutes to reset the computer. If the error still persists, here's a link that provides all the instructions necessary to replace the latch:

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

Searspartsdirect.com carries the replacment latch you need. Just type in your complete model number and look under the listings on the next page. There should be a link for door latch parts. Repairclinic.com also carries to part, sometimes for less. I hope this helps you. If you need further assistance, please let me know.

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I have a whirlpool washer duet--- the display is flashing f-dl and won't start it sounds like it wants to do something but won't.


"Fdl" is a door latch error code. Typically this means the latch requires replacement. The following link will explain this and tell you how to replace it.

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

You can find a replacement door latch at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your complete model number and follow the link headings on the following page. If you need assistance with identifying the correct part, let me know what you rmodel number is and I can assist you. I hope this helps you.

Aug 08, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Error code f and dl won't drain or spin


"Fdl" is a Door Lock error. This is usually an indication of a failed door latch mechanism. To access and/or replace the door latch, click on the following link:

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

A replacement latch can be located at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number in the "Search" window. You can locate it under the "Door and Latch Parts" heading as item number 7 (part #8181700). This is an easy repair job if you wish to accomplish on your own and avoid the added cost of labor.

If you do not wish to order the part online, use the part number provided and go to your nearest applaince parts retailer. I hope this helps you. Please post back if you need further assistance.

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