When starting to wash clothes it gives a short burst of water when the door locks and then a clicking noise for three to five times and then F and dU starts flashing I restart and the same thing happens
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dU flashes if the following conditions occur:
? Excessive force on door lid is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
? Wash media buildup is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
? Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lock is in an unlocked state.
Sounds like the clothing is creating too much pressure on the door and giving you a door lock error. Unplug the wash machine and wait a few minutes, then, while pushing in on the door to overcome the pressure caused by the stuck article of clothing, have someone plug the unit back in. If you've done it right and pushed hard enough, the latch should unlatch.
Washing machine displays error code F/DU after six attempts to unlock. -Door lock assembly failed. -Test door lock switch -Visually inspect wire harness connection on CCU, Door lock assembly, replace door lock assembly.
The door lock assemble on this washing machine can be replaced from either the top of the front. The door boot can be removed or the top of the washer can be removed.
Either the control board or the motor has gone bad. Here is the diagnostic mode to run to look for the errors.
The diagnostic test is performed by using the Program
Knob. To START THE TEST:
• On non-digital display models, turn the
Program Knob to start position, Drain/Spin.
• On digital display models, turn the Program
Knob to start position, Touch Up.
• Press Pause/Cancel to turn off LEDs.
• Within 5 seconds, press and hold the Option and
Pause Cancel buttons until LEDs start
sequentially chasing, then release buttons.
1. All the LEDs will sequentially light. Pressing a
button below a light cluster will light all the LEDs in
that cluster at one time to confirm functionality.
2. Turn the program knob (1) click clockwise from the
start position. The hot water solenoid will activate
and hot water should enter through the detergent
3. Turn the program knob (2) clicks from the start
position. The bleach water solenoid will activate and
cold water should enter through the bleach
4. Turn the program knob (3) clicks from the start
position. The bleach and the wash water solenoids
will activate and cold water should enter through the
5. Turn the program knob (4) clicks from the start
position. The door lock solenoid will activate.
6. Turn the program knob (5) clicks from the start
position. The door lock solenoid will deactivate and
the loading door can be opened.
7. Turn the program knob (6) clicks from the start
position. The washer will fill and tumble.
8. Turn the program knob (7) clicks from the start
position. The washer will fill and spin (leakage test).
9. Turn the program knob (8) clicks from the start
position. The drain pump and door lock solenoid will
activate and the washer will operate in high spin.
SAFETY WARNING: If power is removed during this
test, the door can be opened. To prevent injury, DO
NOT put your hands inside when the tub is rotating.
10. Turn the program knob (9) clicks from the start
position. The control will signal the last error code.
Repost the error codes here.
A common problem with noises from washing machines has been the under wire that may come out of small clothes. In the washer they can get stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen! If the tiny cloth is showing signs of fraying, may be best not to wash it in the washing machine, replace the cloth.======= It's noisy
Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
I too, had the same issue with the door not opening. My solution was to unplug the power cord and then plug it back in and press the green button's as if to start a cycle and while it starts putting water into the washer I put my knee and weight into the door lock area and held pressure from my knee and press the red stop button until the lights went out, and I took my knee off the door lock area and opened the door!!! No taking off the lower panel.
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