Washer won't start; has alternating "dl" and "f" errors....can't reset
I have a Kenmore Elite HE4t Front-Loading automatic washer. It has finished a cycle. When I try to start another cycle it beeps at me and flashes "dl" and "F". Can't seem to reset it. HELP!
Re: Washer won't start; has alternating "dl" and "f"...
This is a Door Lock Error.
The service manual lists the following causes:
Door Lock Mechanism is broken or removed from door.
Door Switch Unit Lock Failure-Unplug washer and check door switch, wiring connections, and the connection to the CCU (Central Control Unit (You have to remove the lid of the washer for this).
To get at the switch, you have to remove the lower front panel. These are torx, I believe 3 screws. By turning yourself on your head, you can visually inspect the lock, and manually lock/unlock to check for bind (pulling/pushing a black plastic handle about two inches long with a teardrop shaped handle on the end.
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The error you have is due to a failure in the door latch mechanism. There is a way to manually open the door if you are a little handy I can send you some instructions, it requires pulling the lower panel off (3 screws).
See Phoebe 112 latest solution! This is a common problem with these washers. For a quick fix you can usually get it going again by unplugging it for 30 mins. so the computer will reset. You will hear a slight buzzing noise when it resets. If it keeps doing it, go to the comment for Feb. 14, 2009 and try that if you are handy. Unplug the machine before doing any of this as with any machine that is electric or you will probably get the shock of your life.
The first step to troublehsooting should be to unplug the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes in an attempt to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that it takes to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code reappears following a computer reset, follow the advice given in the link I provided.
If you have questions, or require additional assistanc, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
open lower front with a starshaped bit(screwdriver) three small screws, to get to white plastic cleanout (easy to turn by hand)may have someting stuck in it. about a gallon of water is there so have two big towels ready to soak it up.