Question about Washing Machines
My wife's washer is not draining, we get the error LD. From BLOGS I have read, I have been able to use my shop vac to remove water from the tub. I was able to remove the hoses and 4 screws that went to the lower cover of the pump and nothing out of the ordinary was discovered. Reconnected all and uprighted machine and set controls to rinse/spin cycle. I watched from the back side while the tub filled and I noticed some unknown articles in the lower part of the tub area where the hoses connect.
I need the instructions on how to get access to the inside of the tub to the rear side of the machine.
Can you provide me with any help?
A common clog point for the Calypso is an area under the wash basket at the inlet hole for the pump. You will need to remove the wash plate (nunater) to get to it.
The wash plate (or nunater) can be removed by following these instructions. It may seem like a lot, but the wash plate will not come out of the tub unless you follow the necessary steps:
1. UNPLUG THE WASHER.
2. Open the washer top. Look along the front seam of the washer where the top meets the front. There are a couple of retaining clips (about 2" in from each side) that you will need to push in on with a putty knife while gently lifting up on the top to get the top to release. Carefully open the top and lay it back against the wall in a resting position. Make sure you support the lid so it doesn't fall open when you tilt the top back.
3. Remove the tub ring. This is the plastic donut shaped ring that sits on top of the wash tub. There will be a tab on either side of the outer tub near the back that you can use a screwdriver to release the tub ring. The ring is filled with fluid and is used to balance the tub. So, if you hear liquid sloshing around, this is normal.
4. Remove the center cone from the wash plate. Use a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into any of the slots available along the sides. Gently pry until it pops off. I say "gently", but you may have to use a little muscle to get it to come off. Sometimes they stick. Once the center cone is removed there will be a series of nuts under it.
5. Remove the nuts and the wash plate should lift out. Be careful not to damage the gasket under it. The leveler sits below the wash plate. This leveler is keyed and the wash plate will only go back in with this key mating to a slot on it. So, remember how you took it off. NOTE: When putting the wash plate back on, make sure you tighten the nuts in a cross pattern and evenly tighten them as you go. This will ensure the gasket seats properly.
Now...using a flashlight shine light down through the larger holes in the wash basket towards the rear of the wash tub. There is an inlet hole leading to the pump that commonly clogs with lint or hair. You can clean any debris from this area by using a section of wire coat hanger with a small hook fashioned at one end. You will need to pull the debris up through the holes in the wash basket. I have responded to numerous service calls for this error and 90 percent of them have been because of a clog in this area (yes, it is a crappy design). Using the shop vac may also be resourceful if you use a small adapter to pull debris up through the wash basket. DO NOT pull a suction from the pump as you may actually pull the debris further into the pump.
Good luck to you and I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
PS Don't forget to put the tub ring back in.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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