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Error code I'm getting a failure code when I attempt a cycle. F DL. What does this mean? How can I fix this? Thank you!

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  • Big Toe Nov 01, 2007

    The model # is 110. 45981 400



    Thanks!

  • Big Toe Nov 01, 2007

    The model # is 110. 45981 400



    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problems. I will use the fixes listed in the previous posts. Thank you for the help

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Fdl is a door latch error.  What it means is that the Central Control Unit (CCU), which is the main computer, has lost communications with the door latch.  If you can't hear the latch clicking when you try to start a wash, chances are the door latch is broken.  Sometimes they will click,  but the internal latching mechanism may be damaged.  If the door latch fails to close, the washer will not begin a cycle.  If you provide me with your model number (located along the inside of the door) I can get a part number, price and where you can get a replacement.  I can also give you step-by-step instructions on how to replace the latch.  This is a fairly simple problem that the do-it-yoursefler can accomplish with a little guidance.  Let me know.

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    The part number is 1094190, with a price of about $50. You can order the part on line at repairclinic.com. You will have to pay extra for shipping. Just enter your washer model number and a pictorial parts index will be displayed. Choose your part and method of shipping. Standard shipping usually gets the part to your front door in about 5 to 7 days. Now, if you still want to pursue the repairs yourself, follow these steps:

    1. Unplug washer.
    2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
    3. Pull the rubber bellow from the door facing on the front of the washer being careful not to rip or tear it. Once removed, fold the rubber backwards inside the drum so you can access behind the front panel. DO NOT remove the rubber bellow from the wash tub. This requires more steps, which means removing more parts, which means more time (plus patience).
    4. The door latch assembly is located behind the front panel of the washer on the right hand side. Locate and remove the three screws on the washer front that hold the door latch assembly in place. The whole assembly should come free from the washer front and be held by a plastic mounting bracket and several wire connectors.
    5. Carefully remove the latch assembly from the plastic mounting bracket BEFORE attempting to unplug any wires. It makes it much easier to access if you do.
    6. Unplug the wire connectors using care not to break any of the wires. You may want to write them down, but I believe they will only plug into their respective slots.
    7. Remove the old door latch and install the new one in the reverse order of the steps I just presented to you. Plug the wires back in first, then place the whole assembly back into the plastic mounting bracket, then reattach to the front of the washer.
    8. Now, when you get the the reinstalling the rubber door boot, you may want to get the assistance of a second pair of hands as it can be difficult sometimes to manipulate the wire retainer back into place. Carefully reattach the rubber bellow to the door facing on the front of the washer first.
    9. Starting at the top of the door bellow at the 12 o'clock position begin inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Work your way around with both hands to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. (This is where you could use those second pair of hands). While holding a slight downward tension on the wire hoop to keep it in place, pull the tension spring apart enough to snap the remaining part of the hoop into place at the bottom.

    Once you've completed these steps make sure the door closes and latches properly. NEVER slam a door with an electronic latch. They can break easily.

    Now plug the washer back in. At the control panel select:

    DRAIN SPIN
    NO SPIN
    and under OPTIONS press any key (has the be the same key) 4 times.

    This places the washer into diagnostics mode. "C00" will be displayed on the screen and you should hear a distinctive "click" of the door latch. If diagnostics passes, the washer will run through a series of tests, tumble, drain and then spin. When completed, the unit will make an audible "beep" and the CLEAN light will be lit.

    You can stop this process at any time by press the PAUSE/CANCEL button. Good luck to you and let me know if you have any further questions.

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Open the front panel of your washer and you will see the manual guide there.
there will be a list of error code

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