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Kenmore elite he3 - door lock

After selecting a wash cycle and START . . . Error code "fdl' appears . . . after door lock clicks, but does not lock and lock light does not come on. After unpluging the washer for some time, sometimes it would reset and operate normally. Currently, that solution is not working either.

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  • SteveMR Jun 17, 2008

    I have fixed this problem THREE TIMES. If you take the top and front panels off, there is a code guide taped to the inside of the machine. The DL is a door lock error. I purchased a new door lock from Appliance Parts for $43. Part Number: AP3837611. I think the part is faulty. I have replaced the switch twice and the third switch is also acting up. Only washes sometimes and then gets the dl error.



    NOTE: This is a whirlpool part, because Sears doesn't make washers/dryers, they are all Whirlpool.



    REMOVING AND REPLACING THE SWITCH:

    1. Remove the top-- remove the screws on the back top of the washer and the top slides back and off

    2. Remove the bottom from-- remove the right and left screws at the bottom of the bottom front panel and it pulls down and off.

    3. Take the front electronic display off-- remove screws from the front left (one inset) and top, then there is a brown plastic tab (inside top right) that you have pry forward with a screwdriver to get the panel to come off.

    4. Unscrew the three screws that are on the front of the door lock.

    5. Now you can get to the screws that hold on the front panel (with door attached) and be able to pry it forward.

    6. Reach in and unhook the long switch from the holder and pull it out to the side. There are three wire harnesses that attach to the switch.

    7. Unplug the three wire harnesses and plug into new switch. Do one at a time so you make sure you plug them back on the new switch exactly.



    Good luck… you are going to need it… I think there is a bad design somewhere. Either in the switch itself or the electronics sending the signal to the switch that makes it faulty.



    Like I said, I am on my third switch and it has started acting bad after only two washes….



    Very disappointing. I am going to contact Whirlpool for help.. that ought to be fun, or search the web more for a better solution.



    I think pushing this pile of **** off a cliff would be a good solution.

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If sound like a lid switch issue. Open the top of the washer to get an access to the lid switch(located near the doorframe). Look for a loose wire or a broken switch. In case there is no loose wire or broken switch, you should replace the switch. Good luck!

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Your door lock switch needs to be replaced... Fdl is a door lock error.code. This error shows up because the door cannot be locked. The door will try to lock six times before displaying the error code

You can order a new part replacement from the Sears PartsDirect website.

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