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Kenmore Calypso washer Ld code?

I have a Calypso washer that won't complete cycles. The clothes are not rung out. Does not seem to start its spin cycle, and lots of water left below agitator. When it stops it gives a "Ld" error code. Any idea where to start?

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    my washer is displaying FL and some water remains . clothes are not completely wrung out

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I just had the same problem. I borrowed my neighbors wet vac. The hose of the wet vac fit right over the end of the drain hose and I sucked out all the remaining water. My hope was that if the hose was clogged that it would clear it out. It seems that it worked. I put the drain hose back in the drain and turned on the extended spin cycle. It was working, so I put the water logged clothes back in the washer on the extended spin cycle and it took the water out. I am now in the process of washing another load to see if it really fixed the problem. I hope this helps.

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LD means long drain, either your pump is bad or it is clogged

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I recently had the same problem. I actually took the two hoses off of the pump and found a penny in their. It was actually difficult, I couldn't figure out an easy way to get the water out first and had quite a mess. But now the washer works again.

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I have the same problem, but how do you unclog it? Please explain. I have the washer completely disconnected and I unscrewed the back door, but I don't know what I'm looking at, but I can see there's still quite a bit of water left inside. Thank you!

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What means ob code

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