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LD and OB on Calypso

I am getting the LD and OB codes. I have replaced the pump 3 times already....just tired of keeping the extended warranty. So I need to know how to remove /get to this part for my husband to try to fix. I want to see if we can clean the pump out. Also, on a previous service call the tech was able to empty the water by just entering some combo of keys, if you have access to this info, that would be very helpful.

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“Ld” flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating
pressure switch resets.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.



OB:
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.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Basically, it sounds like your drain pump is bad or clogged, and the extra water is throwing the spin cycle off balance

-Perry
800-Appliance San Diego

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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My calypso washer keeps stoppng and it comes up with the code LD, OB, 5L i'm not sure how to fix it.


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
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.

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SL = Suds Lock

SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

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Sep 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K flashes ob, sl, and ld. now i figurd out that the drain pump was bad but should i buy a replacement or will it still flash ob and sl if i do?


"F21" (AKA SD) is a Long (SLOW) Drain error (LD). If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be displayed. This may be an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:


1.First, attempt to unplug the washer for at LEAST 30 minutes to reset the Central Control Unit (CCU). Sometimes this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches with the unit. If the error code returns, proceed to step 2.
2.Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
3.Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
4.Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.
To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump.

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Nov 01, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer OB CODE after install of nee PUMP/MOTOR combo.


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Jun 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer LD and OB codes - Controller issue?


inside the front panel there should be a pouch with a multi-language guide in it, it will tell you how to run a diagnostic troubleshoot with it.. i got mine a few days ago, its former owner said it woudln`t drain and would shut down, i came to find the "pump" that the tiny seperate motor spins underneath had a hair tie stuck in it.. after i removed the pump assembly and filled it with alittle canola oil to make it spin alittle more free, i removed the hair tie and its been workin like new since.. shame the lady who gave it away to me didn`t care to take the time for someone to come fix it..

Apr 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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What does LD and OB mean on my washer


I'm not sure what the codes mean but here is a site that may help with your problem..not sure but do try it if you like..

http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/RepairHelp.aspx

Apr 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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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.

Sep 07, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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What does ld mean on my washer?


op is probably ob, off balance, the ld is long discharge, most likely the pump is bad or full of junk, the origional pumps were updated to a better design so as not to get stopped up.

Aug 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Ld and ob codes


LD code means your pump is cloged with lint or small piece of clothing such as a sock. I had the same code on my washer and sure enough i found my pump cloged with lint from a blanket my wife washed. hope this helps. sorry I cant help on the other code.

Jan 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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HELP? ob & ld codes


Ld means long drain you probally have a bad water pump.Those models have a seperate motor for pump, the shaft on the motor is a star type and has probally stripped out the pump.Replace your water pump

Jan 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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