hello, does the door latch and stay closed? will the machine just lite up and shut off right away? thx Randy
hi randy. the door latch stays closed
the machine will stop the cycle seconds after i press start, and then flash the FL error code
What ive seen is the bottom half of the door latch assembly comes apart and will not engage all the contacts inside that Latch ..FL is also a door latch error , you can peel the spring of the door boot and remove the 3 screws that hold the latch onto the front panel and pull it out to visually check it , but im pretty sure that latch is bad
is there any way to override this error?
the front of the boot has a spring that holds it in
no you cant overide it because everything runs thru the latch ,it wont allow it to start until it senses the door is closed
so can you walk me through the steps of checking the latch?
yes ,do you see the 3 screws that hold the latch in place?
when door open
i only see two screws that hold the part on the door which is inserted into the plastic white part. which is surrounded by another two screws
also around the front boot there is a spring in the fold of that boot you put a little screwdriver or something plastic under that spring and pry around till the spring comes off,then remove the 3 screws and pull the latch out thru the opening of peeling the boot off the rim of the front panel
sorry - where is the boot
sorry - dumb question
boot is the grey rubber right around the door
lip at the front has a spring in that little edge
spring sometimes reqs another set of hands to reinstall
i feel like perhaps we are dealing with different models, here.
according to the model those pics came up , all front loaders have the grey boot and the latch has the 2 openings like the picture?
the latch has one opening.
spring around boot
ok , still the same access
2 screws around square and 1 more up top
i see them
yes to take out latch and or replace but you need to have a opening to take it out ,that is why you take the spring and peel the boot a little so you can take it out or visually check it right there in the opening from the boot
ok any questions let me know