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Kitchenaid Washer Error Codes

Kitchenaid Washer Error Code FdU

Error code FdU on your KitchenAid washer indicates a door unlock error. This occurs when the door lock mechanism is broken or when the door switch/lock unit has failed to operate correctly. The appliance attempts to unlock itself six times before displaying this error code.

  1. Broken Door Lock Mechanism: The physical components responsible for locking and unlocking the door may be damaged or malfunctioning.
  2. Failed Door Switch/Lock Unit: The electronic unit that manages the door locking mechanism may have experienced a failure.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Check for Debris: Examine the door switch/lock unit for any debris or foreign objects that might be obstructing its proper function. Clear away any obstructions carefully.
  2. Inspect Wire Harness Connections: Disconnect power to the washer and unplug it. Check the wire harness connections to both the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the door switch/lock unit for any loose or damaged wires. Reconnect or repair any issues with the wiring.
  3. Manually Unlock the Door:
    • If the error persists, you may need to manually unlock the door to access the interior of the washer.
    • Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
    • Remove the toe panel at the bottom of the washer to access the door latch assembly.
    • Locate the tear-drop shaped tab on the inside of the front panel and gently pull it down approximately 1/4 inch until you hear a ‘click.’
    • The door should now be unlocked.
  4. Professional Assistance:
    • A certified technician can further diagnose the problem, replace any faulty components, and ensure the proper functioning of the door lock mechanism.

Remember to always prioritize safety when dealing with appliances. If unsure or uncomfortable performing any of these steps, it is best to consult with a professional technician for assistance.

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