The machine will wash and drain. When it goes into a spin cucle, we get a CA or CI error. Which means extra current draw on motor. I took off the front panel and check the belt. Its fine. When looking at the belt, it will move clock wise. When the belt moves counter clock wise, it comes to a point and the stops and gives the CA error or CI error. So, what part of the machine is stuck, so that it won't do the counter clockwise spin?

Re: Washer won't spin

A common fault on a front loader washing is brushes wearing out in the motor. A general maintance is to check these brushes out about ever two years. Isolate the washing machine from the power. Remove the motor and with a small screw driver lift the brushes of the commutator or just take it down to your local motor rewinder and get him to bench run the motor and test it while you wait. If its had its day look around for a good second hand one. It could be in the electronics but i have seen a motor take the electronics out?? I think its the motor???

Posted on Jan 30, 2007

I think CA means [C]ontrol [A]verage Error. It means you need to reset the control panel, and retry again.

Aug 22, 2014 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

The CI and CA error codes indicate that current (amp draw) limits for the drive motor were exceeded. Since you indicate that these codes were displayed even though the washer is not overloaded, it is likely that you have a problem with the motor, motor controller or the universal joint. An item stuck underneath the nutate plate or between the spin basket and the outer tube of the washer could also cause this problem.

Nov 21, 2012 | Kenmore Washing Machines

The CI and CA error codes indicate that current (amp draw) limits for the drive motor were exceeded. Since you indicate that these codes were displayed even though the washer is not overloaded, it is likely that you have a problem with the motor, motor controller or the universal joint. An item stuck underneath the nut-ate plate or between the spin basket and the outer tube of the washer could also cause this problem.

Nov 21, 2012 | Washing Machines

If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a

current limit has been breached, the unit will return to

standby mode and display either “CA” for average current

limit trip, or “CI” for instantaneous current limit trip.

*
Average current trip occurs *if there is a 2-second average

of current draw greater than 5.55 Amps at the motor

windings.

*
Instantaneous current trip occurs *if there is a spike of 26

Amps instantly at the motor windings.

? This may signify problems with the drive motor,

thermal protector, or motor controller.

? Overloading the unit may cause this problem.

current limit has been breached, the unit will return to

standby mode and display either “CA” for average current

limit trip, or “CI” for instantaneous current limit trip.

of current draw greater than 5.55 Amps at the motor

windings.

Amps instantly at the motor windings.

? This may signify problems with the drive motor,

thermal protector, or motor controller.

? Overloading the unit may cause this problem.

Sep 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either "CA" for average current limit trip or "CI" for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 Amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 Amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Overloading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 Amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 Amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Overloading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

Sep 10, 2010 | Kenmore 22062 Top Load Washer

how are u am scott hope i can help ok i have the same washer this CA code means AVERAGE CURRENT LIMIT, OR INSTANTANEOUS CURRENT LIMIT. if a status comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either "CA" for average current limit trip, or "CI" for instantaneous current limit trip. AVERAGE CURRENT TRIP occurs if there is a 2-second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. INSTANTANEOUS CURRENT TRIP occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. or overloading the unit may cause this problem. press stop/cancel to clear the display good luck

Feb 17, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

Hello there:

the ca or even a ci can mean the following

CA

Cl Average current limit Or

Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

unplug the machine for 1 hour and then plug back in and see if the error is now cleared

the ca or even a ci can mean the following

CA

Cl Average current limit Or

Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

unplug the machine for 1 hour and then plug back in and see if the error is now cleared

Dec 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

"Ld" **(Long Drain) **flashes

Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?

Press**STOP/CANCEL to clear **the display.

• "CA"**or **"Cl" **(Current Limit)**

Is the washer overloaded?

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Here is a manual:

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0102048.pdf

See page 17.

Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?

Press

• "CA"

Is the washer overloaded?

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Here is a manual:

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0102048.pdf

See page 17.

Sep 15, 2009 | Washing Machines

CI (an "i", not a "one") and OB are related - overloaded, the washer's motor controller will draw too much current and either the average current will peak ("CA" error) or the instantaneous current will spike ("CI" error). OB - out of balance - indicates of course a load that is not balanced, or is too heavy.
Wash less items and see if the problems lessen. That is what we have had to start doing, but we still can wash a BUNCH of items in this type washer!

Mar 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached,

the unit will return to standby mode and display either “CA” for average current limit trip or

“CI” for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55

Amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 Amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Overloading

the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

the unit will return to standby mode and display either “CA” for average current limit trip or

“CI” for instantaneous current limit trip.

Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55

Amps at the motor windings.

Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 Amps instantly at the motor windings.

This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Overloading

the unit may cause this problem.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Jun 05, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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