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The LD light came on on my model gvw9959 Calypso washer. I checked the screens(clean) and the drain hose is not kinked. The water lines are also not kinked. What areas should I look for next. I am somewhat handy and have plenty of tools and a voltmeter. Do you have a sheet w/any schematics I might need to check solenoids or relays? I try to start the washer and it seems to come on for a few seconds and just stops. Thanks, Steve

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  • misray Dec 30, 2008

    The LD light came on and the tub has remaining water that will not drain out. We had repairman replace impeller and the pump twice for similarproblem This machine is a piece of ****



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I just had the same problem (ld) it means it is taking too long to drain. I got some help with this website so here is what I would do: take the back panel off with the two screws, next take the whirlpool insignia off the front of the washer. Under there you will find a screw, take it out and pull out about a 1/2" and then up and the top should pop up. Next take the three screws out and take the front panel off. Get a shop vac and **** the water out of the washer and have it ready for the next step. (you can use the shop vac on the drain hose and **** as much more water out as possible). Once you have the front panel off and most of the water drained, tip the washer back and lean it up against the wall or put something stable under it to keep it back. On the right you will see the pump and motor, take the two tabs on the side of the pump off and it will drop down. You should see a white hose on the left (outlet) and black on the right (inlet). With your shop vac handy take the white hose off and then the black one. Now you have the pump by itself, look in there and either something is caught in the impeller or the white splined part that matches the shaft is stripped out. Luckily for me there was just junk in the pump. Hope this helps and good luck.

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