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Kenmore Elite Calypso won't drain

I heve ths Kenmore Elite clothes washer that has worked fine for two years. Today it did not drain when the cycle was finished. It is showing the code CA and I do not have the book anymore. Does anyone know what this might mean? It is also leaking water on the floor. Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.

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$850 for a piece of junk, ours is broken after two years, the Sears maintenance guy said they were built incorrectly (something about the water pump and motor being in the same area?) and they do not make them anymore. Thanks Sears.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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"CA" is an Average Current Limit alarm or error. It's an indication that the you may have a problem with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Overloading the washer can cause this problem. Press Pause/Cancel to clear the alarm. If the problem persists, then I would suspect one of the causes that were mentioned. I hope this may help you.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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