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I have a Kenmore Elite Calypso It Displayed C1 then blacked out

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Instantaneous Current ("CI") spike. Overloaded washer or a problem with the motor windings (drive motor, not pump motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Wash less articles next time. If the problem does not recur, overloaded washer might have been the problem. If it continues to occur, might need a service call unless you like to do it yourself (get a service manual - google the model #).

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If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

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