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LD code The washer ate a shoe lace and now I believe it's lodged in the drain pump. Is there a way to get at the pump and clean it out?

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Ok you have an Calypso with an LD code. We need to tilt the washer back to expose the bottom. There is three 5/16 hex head screws on the bottom black panel to remove to get to the pump. The pump is held on by 3 either 5/16 or 3/8 screws. Older models will have a gray pump held to a motor with two clips. Get a trash bag, heavy twenty gallon type and prepare to pull the hoses off this pump. Slip joint pliers do the remove the hose clamps and once down position your bag and pull a hose off, you may get wet. Once done unclip the wire harness and bring the pump to a well lite area where you can examine the pump impeller. Hopefully with needle nose pliers you can clear the pump. A replacement is over 120 dollars to give you hope on this.

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