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Out of Balance - every cycle!

Recently every cycle stops with "ob" on the digital screen. I look in each time & they do not appear to be out of balance, but I shift things around, regardless & it will stop in a minute once again, saying "ob" !!!!! These things are not really out of balance, but now it won't go completely to the end of the cycle - it always stops during the spin - saying "ob" !!!!!!! The dreaded OB !!!!!!!!! Is there anything to be done - or is it time to go to the appliance store? I've cursed these confounded digital machines! esp. Sears Kenmore!!!! ;0D

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  • Heath Clements Jul 02, 2007

    OK. Same poster here.

    We actually tried leveling the washer again with a level (Is it NORMAL to have a washer go out of balance naturally over several years??????)

    We used the level &, sad to say, it still knocks & jumps around with every load, .......

    Is there something else that could be broken in relation to the balance in the finishing spin?

  • Heath Clements Jul 07, 2007

    Jonnylotto -
    What is a WASHPLATE?

  • Heath Clements Jul 11, 2007

    Thank You! I will try! Bet you're right!

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You probably have something trapped under the large washplate inside the drum. I'm going through the same issue right now with the wife's dis-integrated bathroom rug.

Posted on Jul 05, 2007

  • John mullen Jul 11, 2007

    For the calypso, the washplate is the flat thing on the bottom of the washtub that does the "nutating". Sometimes stuff can get sucked past the seal and into this inner area. You can pop the cap in the center and remove (6) 3/8" bolts to get the washplate lifted. The whole process is in the repair manual. It is available online in pdf format.

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Washer keeps shuting off in the spin cycle and the code ob shows up.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error ob indicates off balance, if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an “ob” for off balance. The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Aug 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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What does a code o6 mean on a Whirlpool Calypso top load washing machine.


is this the code your refering to
ob" Off Balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for Off Balance
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display
cuz they list no code 06 hope this helps

Jul 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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The washer stops mid cycle and says Ob. I


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

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Apr 05, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Water is draining but doesn't drain the lower basin. shows ob, sl, or ld on readout. Have to unhook drain hose - let it drain then it will usually start working properly.. when the basin is full and it...


Hi There
I'm giving you the coeds that you need. So i hope this helps you and let me know how it goes.
Ld Long Drain Ld flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
ob Off Balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an ob for Off Balance

The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. S Lid Switch Error The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the stat if the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.

This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.Thank you for writing to fix ya.
Best Regards Richard

Dec 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have an error message that reads ob. I have an


OB MEANS OFF BALANCE if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-blance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display ob. the lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle if this condition occurs. opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. press stop/cancel to clear the display. hope this helps.

Oct 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Heelo, during the spin cycle the washer stops and


Water not draining from the tub. Check for hose crimp ir clog. Here is your manual codes on page 19.
http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/8566930.pdf

Aug 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer machine


Off Balance. From the service manual (you can google error codes for these machines), if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for off balance. The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Feb 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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LD and OB on Calypso


“Ld” flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating
pressure switch resets.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.



OB:
If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller
will shut down and display an “ob” for off balance.
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition
occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Basically, it sounds like your drain pump is bad or clogged, and the extra water is throwing the spin cycle off balance

-Perry
800-Appliance San Diego

Dec 16, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool Calypso ''ob'' problem


ob Off Balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an ob for Off Balance The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.
if this does not fix the issue it is most likely the strut and shock system that is falty on the machine. you could replace them yourself but they are fairly expensive

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Calypso kemore elite washer wont start cycle ( 8 yrs old)


It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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