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I replaced the door switch and latch on a Samsung washer and I'm still getting fl code front load any ideas

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SOURCE: Error Code FL

it is saying failed to lock the door need door latch switch part # 22003269

Posted on Apr 13, 2008



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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune front load door is stuck

Pull cord under soap tray.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

Priya darshan

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SOURCE: door latch


DE error code is because there is a drain problem and it will not lock the door.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008


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SOURCE: door won't close/lock

Just had the same issue. The latch, which rotates up and forward, is spring-loaded towards the rear. If 'tripped' to closed position, it cannot rotate back down until it's carrier/hinge slides slightly forward. I bent a sturdy wire into a long 'U', then bent both ends down (~3/8in) and slightly outward to hook over the latch-hinges and pull both sides gently (its plastic) forward, while rotating the latch downward with a small screwdriver. be careful to keep what appears to be a brown plastic button raised, if it pops down from above the latch. Yes, having 4 hands would help, but the 'U' wire can pull from behind the two outer edges with one finger. Once the latch rotates down, release tension on the 'U' wire and extricate it - problem solved.

Jon (We don need no steenkin manuals)

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Posted on Dec 19, 2010


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SOURCE: GE WSSH300G Front Load Washer drains, but

Door latch for that model I chrge labor and materials minmum charge is 180 ... its easy to replace ..2 minutes done...

Posted on May 27, 2011

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I am getting an FL code on my Samsung front-load washer. It happens as I am trying to start a new load. I have loaded the machine, added my soap, shut the door and push the start button. Then it makes this...

Hello Kelli Etienne,

You will need your model number.

"FL" is a lock error (failure)... DOOR LATCH.
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replace door latch (fl = faulty latch ) good luck APPLIANCES R EN

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Check both parts of the latch mechanism. Something may have gotten stuck or the latching device may have broken

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Maytag neptune frontload washer codes FL when we try to run it, it will also not release door, i had to release door manually with release handle in soap area. this happens on any configuration of cycles

It would most likely be the door latch/although the wiring between ccu and door latch/ ccu and touch pad or user interface should be checked with meter as that can also give the FL code ...Good luck

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Front load washer. Door will not unlock get error code "do" or FL. Door lock light is not on but door is locked and wont unlock. You csn hear a buzz as the lock energizes but does not unlock. Allready...

Sturdy little door, isn't it? Make sure you don't have extra water in the machine, as this will cause the door to not unlock. With that done,unplug your washer. If you can get the top of the machine off and reach down the front of the washer, you should see the latch mechanism. Push this down. Door should unlock. Now. Buy a new latch assemby.

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The washer buzzes and shows the fl and do on display when we try to start it this was after the door was opened during the cycle

It appears that the door latch safety interlock was damaged or broken when the door was opened mid-cycle.

The codes "fl" Failure and "do" Door Open, seem to indicate that the latch and/or door switch need to be replaced. I tried to find a drawing and parts list for your washer, based on the model you selected, but could not locate one. If you can get the full model number, you can check for the replacement part at or call them to get the part number.

If you look inside the door of the washer, you can see if the catch (on the moveable door) or the latch, on the washer cabinet) is the broken or damaged.

The repair is relatively straightforward and easy to do, with simple hand tools. Just make sure to disconnect the washer power cord before doing any work on it. Once you've done that, open the door and remove the screws and you should be able to remove either or both, the catch and the latch switch and reinstall the new ones, once you have them.

That should resolve the problem you're having.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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it is saying failed to lock the door need door latch switch part # 22003269

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