The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

512 Questions View all

Door makes clicking noise and won't lock or start

Washing machine makes a clicking noise when we close the door but it won't lock or start.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1

Comments:

Here is the fix to your clicking locks! I fixed it, so can you! Fix it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbb-PS5R...

by

Add a comment

4 Answers

Chosen Solution

Door or Lid Latch Assembly

If the washer lid or door won't lock the lock and switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lock and switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

If the washer lid or door won't lock the lock and switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lock and switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock

If the door won't latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door lock is broken, replace it.

Enter your model number to see parts for your washing machine.

Main Control Board

If the washer door won't unlock the problem might be the main control board. This is not common. Normally the problem is with the lock mechanism.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

I get a constant LID code. The lid lock mechanism will click when I play with the bolt. Any way to get around the lid lock?

by

When I use a small screwdriver to "lock" the lid I get a du code

by

There is a pull tab/ring located at the bottom of the door lock mechanism which can be manually pulled down in order to unlock the door.

NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the access panel.

Reach up along the handle side of the door and pull down on the pull ring/tab to unlock the door. You will hear a click when pulled and then manually pull the door open. The door lock assembly will likely need to be replaced. I added the instruction in the first image below.

by

Add a comment

I replaced the lock mechanizum and it still will not start without a lot of trying it just clicks over and over.lock mech went out bought new one and now it to does exactly the same as old one ..kenmore should be held to replace these or do something better

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1

Comments:

Is it showing an error code?

by

The error code is "dL".

by

I get the same, F dL. I've also replaced the lock mechanism and same clicking noise then error message.

by

I have the same clicking then the same error code, so frustrating

by

Add a comment

I have found that aggressive cursing and swearing and lamentions and general expressions of rage and self doubt, coupled with a steady beat of spit and spiteful disgust directed toward kenmore, that soul-lacking, vacuous, dead-eyed corporation that could create such a garbage locking mechanism as this.. well, anyway, I have found that if I go express and that to the machine when my wife and kid are in another room and if all do all that and shake my fists at the machine while I work through all 7 stages of grief if I do all that..!then 63% of the time such a sequence is 100% effective. Plus I jiggle the door and latch a little. That helps.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

Love your entertaining spin! A sense of humor helps in most situations...at least for you, 63% of the time.

by

Add a comment

Who the !&&* n y did they put a lid lock on it anyways omg

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

josephine will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 94

Past 7 Days: 650

Past 30 Days: 2,989

All Time: 34,018