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Whirlpool Calypso ''ob'' problem

My Worlpool Calypso stopped spinning and draining and there is a "ob" on the display. I took out all the clothes thinking ob was for out of balance - still doesn't work. 2 repair men have come to fix, and just told me to buy a new machine. !!! Someone help

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Ob Off Balance 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 the customer to view and redistribute the load.
if this does not fix the issue it is most likely the strut and shock system that is falty on the machine. you could replace them yourself but they are fairly expensive

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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 the customer to view and redistribute the load.
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