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Kenmore Washer Error Codes

Kenmore Washer Error Code dU or F29

Your Kenmore washer is a reliable appliance designed to simplify your laundry routine. However, even the best appliances can encounter issues from time to time. If you’re facing the Kenmore Washer Error Code dU or F29, which indicates that the door lid can’t unlock, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll explore the possible causes of this error and provide you with comprehensive troubleshooting steps to get your washer back in working order.

Possible Causes:

  • Obstructed Door Lid: The first thing to check is whether there’s anything on top of the washer, like a laundry basket, which might be preventing the door lid from unlocking.
  • Excessive Weight: If there is too much weight on the door lid, it can cause the washer to struggle with unlocking.

Troubleshooting and Solutions:

  1. Remove Obstructions: Clear any objects or items from the top of the washer that may be obstructing the door lid. Sometimes, a simple clearing of the area can resolve the issue.
  2. Balance the Load: Ensure that you’re not overloading your washer. An unbalanced load can lead to the door lid lock issue. If necessary, redistribute the load to achieve better balance.
  3. Power Cycle Reset:
    • Unplug your Kenmore washer from the electrical outlet.
    • Wait for a few minutes to allow the central control unit to reset.
    • Plug the washer back in and power it on. Check if the error code has cleared.
  4. Inspect the Door Latch Mechanism: If the error persists after performing the above steps, there may be an issue with the door latch mechanism. This component may require replacement, and it’s advisable to seek professional assistance for this repair.

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