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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 11:14 pm
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Hello,

I received the service manual from this site. Thank you very much, that was great. I have used the service manual in an attempt to troubleshoot my washer’s issue, (and thus, my issue as well).


What is happening; when wash cycle is complete, the door unlocks, however the "Door Locked" light remains lit in the display preventing further operation of the washer.

What I have done; Replaced the door lock with a new OEM part. Problem still remains.

I removed the top of the washer to inspect the three wiring harnesses attached to the lock assy. I gently moved the wires back and forth to check their connections and nothing changes.

By chance, I moved the wash tub/basin and the "Door Locked" flickered. I then continued to move the wash tub gently around and the light went out, and the then washer operates as normal.

My question; is there some other sensor somewhere that operates the "Door Locked" light? Would you have any suggestions for me to try?

Thank you

 



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may be a intermittent shorted wire from the Door Lock Assembly to the Main Control.

You'd have to measure/monitor each one while moving "the wash tub/basin"



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Ok now I am getting somewhere… I think. At your suggestion I moved the tub around while watching each wire harness at the door lock assy, and could not produce the problem. I then grabbed each wire harness on the lock assy and “shook” each one and still could not get the problem to duplicate. I went back to moving the tub and was able to get the “door locked” to flicker! Ok a little frustrating!

I then looked under the tub and found a set of wires going to the Heating Element and Thermistor which is attached to the tub. I moved those wires and waa-laa<<Technical term. The “Door Locked” light flickered every time. I continued to narrow it down to the Right (Blue) wire going to the Heating Element.

Could it be the Heating Element or wire that is causing the issue? I ask because my arm was resting on the metal chassis while touching the Right Heating Element connection, creating a ground. When I lifted my arm off of the chassis, and shook the wire, the light would not flicker. Put my arm back on the chassis and move the wire the light would flicker. Any ideas where to go from here?

Last edited on Sun Nov 14th, 2010 01:11 am by erimon



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I wouldn't be touching anything metal or wires in there with my bare hands with the power applied ..

may need to test with a meter while moving Tub ...

 



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RegUS_PatOff wrote: I wouldn't be touching anything metal or wires in there with my bare hands with the power applied .. 

Like I said before, I know enough to be dangerous!! Glad I didn't get a shock!:shock:



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