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This has nothing to do with your operation of the machine.
The fault code DE means there is a door error, or lid switch problem, the machine isnt registering the lid as closed in your case.
Being a fuzzy logic washing machine, it probably has the folding lid correct?
Any chance you can supply the full model number please?
Also, I have to go offline for a while, so If you cannot wait until I am able to reply later on this evening, you may opt out of working with me and the question will re open back up to all other experts okay,
Please supply the model number though, I need this to be able to give further info on remedying this problem*
Many thanks for your quick response.
To answer your questions:
1. The model number is XXXXX - purchased from Bing Lee, in Eastwood NSW, on 9 December 2009;
2. Yes, it does have a folding door - from rear to front.
3. The full description off the sales docket is: 5.5 kg Delay Start Turbo Drum*B
Cannot see it in the lid hinges. However, at the front of the lid, in the very centre, there is what appears to be an open, hinged, aperture, that looks, because of a rust outline, as though it may have held something....quite possibly the described magnet???? This aperture closes on the 'lip' of the machine....which, if its the right location and would normally hold the magnet, and the magnet is now missing, would explain the DE fault warning....???
If correct I have no understanding of how the magnet should fixed in the aperture...Other than to glue it in???
p.s. I have sodden clothes rotting in my trough...:-)
Apologies for not "signing-off". I've glued the replacement magnet into the housing which I also glued back together again and affixed to the washer lid......:-). All working perfectly...And now living in clean clothes.
I really appreciated your prompt and willing help. I've recommended this service to a number of friends...
Thank you very much.