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Go to the breaker that powers the outlet or unplug the machine leave power away from the machine for at least a few minutes maybe 10 but try a couple minutes first see if the electronics reboot
it did not work; it still clicks, the
F34 signal comes on and i cannot open the door. THe problem remains unresolved.
door lock may be broken SAFETY ERROR - switch ON/OFF for reset Normal mode
- door hook is stuck - washing program is aborted - check door lock
- door is stuck - door is unlocked, if possible - check mechanism
- stiff gasket - operator control actions are blocked - check wire harness
What all that means is the door is locked from a stuck lock, or the door is giving a false unlocked signal which would shut the machine down
so it would not run with the door ajar
then they say check wiring harness, not much help I know, but often these types of codes can indicate several issues in other words F34 is not just one fault it is an indicator of several possible faults much like the OBD of modern automobiles, you can borrow the test unit to find the code but the code is often general in scope it points you to a narrowed down search but often not specific
they simply cannot put a physical probe or sensor on every single component inside the machine, it would be cost prohibitive and logistically a huge mess of even more wiring and controls.
So a code is not always a huge help, most expect a code to tell someone "here is the problem" but when you think about it, all the sensors you would have to install would be massive sensors on door locks tell you the lock is open or closed but does it tell you the washer is full of water at the same time?
My front-load washer display shows rL or F34.
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This error code indicates that items were detected in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle.
The Clean Washer cycle is used to keep the washer fresh and clean. Do not place garments or other items in the washer during the Clean Washer cycle. Use this cycle with an empty washer basket. See the Use and Care Guide for details; find it by entering your model number in the search tool below.
Remove the items from the washer. To remove the error display, press Pause/Cancel or Power once.
If Pause/Cancel or Power does not work:
NOTE: If the error remains on the display, and the condition above has been checked, call for service.