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has bad door lock switch

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

Possible that the switch is defective, there is fault in the line to the control unit from the switch of the control unit is faulty.
check these one by one.

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 07, 2013

It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows though the inlet then the flow pressure should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Check this link to replace the inlet valve:


Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 11, 2013

Could be failure of one or more power distribution components

Whirlpool... | Answered Yesterday

DL refers to Door lock. Its appearance as an error code means the control cannot detect that the door is locked. https://appliancerepairguides.com/whirlpool-cabrio-error-codes-list-explanation/

The lid could not be closed completely or detergent residue may be blocking. Residue must be cleaned. Or, the control cannot tell whether the door is locked or not. The following page offers some repair steps:


Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 18, 2021

Contact Whirlpool directly to request the manual.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 16, 2021

Contact the Whirlpool commercial division to request the manual.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 10, 2021

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