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Kenmore Elite flashing codes.

Ok here it is…I have a Kenmore Elite110.2206, purchased in 2002 ish. Two years ago I replaced the pump. (under-wire problem) It has worked fine to this point. It has started flashing ob and ld. We took it apart and found a penny and a dime in the hose and took apart the pump cover and removed some debris. Put it all back together and now it is flashing again and it is now leaking out the bottom. It is also not draining the water out all the way from the rinse cycle. Was I suppose to “reset it” or something? I really do not have the money to call the repairman out, nor do I want to have to buy a new machine.

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  • H. Hood Jan 06, 2009

    I should have said I took all the clothes out and it wont drain at all. I have tried to run a short cycle, express wash, custom program none will drain the washer.

  • H. Hood Jan 08, 2009

    Day three of the saga. We have taken the machine apart again. Manually drained the tub-again. There was stuff around the black pump impeller cleaned it off-again. Double checked all the hoses reattached, again-hopefully they will not leak....Also cleaned the area around the lid just in case that was giving the lid open signal. One big question remaining, what do you mean in the above comment by "both pumps". I see the pump with the two hoses, one in and one out, black and yellow. I see the motor for the tub but alas no other items resembling a second pump...Humm?

    PS. First very small, trial load completed washing fine, our fingers are crossed.

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Ob means out of balance and ld means lid not closed. so i would guess that you have a washer that is not draining or just needs the clothes moved around.
if you have a plugged pump it will do the same thing. make sure the pump will drain properly and then try it again. if it still goes out then try it with no clothes. that way you know its not hte clothes causing the problem.
recheck the pump and hoses. be sure it will drain the full tub or it wont work right.

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    Tom Zwiebel Jan 07, 2009

    ok since now we know the unit wont drain, then there are 2 things to check next. make sure the lid does close and lock so the machine can run, and if it does try to run, but wont drain, then you need to check the drain pump to see if it is blocked with something like a quarter or a sock.
    you can get to the pump from the rear panel and then be ready to catch the water so you can remove the hose going into the pump. do check both pumps, 1 is for recirculation and the other is for draining.


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    Tom Zwiebel Jan 08, 2009

    your unit probably doesnt not have the second pump. it is used for recirculation on some models, but you didnt have a complete model number so i had to guess which one you had.
    i would guess that by cleaning out the pump, you took care of the problem with it not draining and now it should be fine. that is until you get a plugged pump again. sorry about the confusion. good luck in the future and now you know how to check that pump and hose if it happens again.


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