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Kenmore Elite HE4t door lock error, won't allow start

I get f dl error code. machine clicks 6 times and beeps. Thought I fixed problem after cleaning filter. It must be door lock switch, I'm guessin...

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William Semas, as you already figured out it is not related to the filter. These are the errors for error code

F/dL Door Lock Error

Condition

A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.

check or repair the following

Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door

Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly

Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)

Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure

If you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement. You can also try to reset the CCU by unplugging the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes.

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I've struggled with fdl for almost 2 years, even after I replaced the switch assembly located in the frame. I've also wiggled wires on the CCU, which worked for a while. But the problem that most likely occurs for most involves 2 relays that sit on the CCU. These relays are mechanical switches that have contacts on them that get burned out with excessive use. The repair requires removing the CCU, desoldering the 2 bad relays, and resoldering the 2 replacements. Good news is that the replacement parts cost less than $10. Other good news is that the fix, provided you know how to solder, takes less than 1 hour from start to finish. If you don't know how to solder or are uncomfortable with the fix then you would need a new CCU for $175 or so.

The new relays that I bought came from Amazon

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