I have a kenmore calypso elite washer. It stopped in the middle of a wash and displayed the message "Ld". I assumed that meant that the load was off balance. So I redistributed the clothes and tried again. Nothing. The clothes are soaking wet, so I pressed CANCEL and tried to just run a RINSE/SPIN. Then I got an error message that said "Ob" The washer came with the house when I bought it almost 6 years ago, so I don't have the user manual. How do I fix this?
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Re: Ld and ob error codes
Hello......... “LD” stands for “long drain,” meaning it took an excessively long time for water to drain out of the washer. Common causes for this are kinked drain hose or clothing, like panties or socks, caught in the pump suction hose. Why, I’ve even heard of bra wires coming loose and getting stuck in that hose, collecting all sorts of gookus and pinching off the flow of water to the pump. Can you imagine? Yea verily, as surely as the Sacred Suds doth eternally pass my lips, the “LD” error code springs forth from such anomalies.
Turns out the outer tub on these things contain two rubber balls that act as check valves, mine was missing one, so it would not drain, even after someone replaced the pump motor. Getting a ball in there is another story. Hope this helps....
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The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control. You say this happens when the washer is empty also. One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.
If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.
The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.
OB MEANS OFF BALANCE if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-blance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display ob. the lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle if this condition occurs. opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. press stop/cancel to clear the display. hope this helps.
Off Balance. From the service manual (you can google error codes for these machines), if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for off balance.
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
lean washer back remove bottom cover have towels handy remove bottom cover on pump (if it has them) clean pump..if it doesn't best replace pump older pumps had spines that would strip out so pump would pump out the water