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OB Code and water leakage

I too have had the same OB code but also have water leaking out soaking the floor. Will this still be a case where we can inspect the pump and fix the problem ourselves?
I too had the Sears guy out and he said the pump needed replacing and also the outer wash plate(?). I don't see a problem with it and have looked at 3 other Calypso's and they all resemble mine. Hmmmm!
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Judy from Oregon

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This is joyce

This is probably the thing to do is to replace the pump, and yes you can replace the pump yourself if you are mecanically inclind, you can probably order the pump online if you need to and they will send to your house. you dont want the water to continue to leak onto your floor.
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My calypso washer keeps stoppng and it comes up with the code LD, OB, 5L i'm not sure how to fix it.


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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SL = Suds Lock

SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

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Sep 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Error code E1


E1...LEAKAGE ERROR-displayed-
The excessive RPM of
Washing Motor
happened during Wash
cycle due to water
leakage.
Water leakage in Hose connections.
Water is leaked by damages.
The Motor Water Seal leakage of
Sump assembly.
The height of Drain Hose connection
(sink-Drain Hose) is not over 20 .
Impeller of the Washing Pump is
worn away.
Replace the connections of Hose.
Check the point of damages and
repair or replace the related parts.
Read the Installation Instructions
(page 9) and fix it to the
recommended Height.
Replace the Impeller of the
Washing pump
this is from your manual any more questions please message me back thanks again
rickead1

Sep 02, 2010 | LG WM2487H Front Load Washer

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My washer had an error code of OB. Is this Off


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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May 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Will not pump out water and getting CE, OB, and LD codes.


Hello, check the fuse on the motor control board and see if it is blown. If so, You could just have a bad board, but it may be a drive motor or pump motor. The most common thing is for the pump seal to leak into the pump motor and cause a short. The CE code means the 2 boards can not communicate with each other so be sure to check the wiring connectors between them.

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May 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Leaking water on spin and not draining. getting ob code


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Dec 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Pump makes noise and water runs out of bottom of machine error ob


HI. You may have a problem with the water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's the case, replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect time to replace the belt(s) if needed.

A broken impeller will wobble inside the pump housing, causing loud noises during operation. This is a strong indicator of pump failure. This will, also, cause leakage as well. the integrity of the pump housing will be compromised, leading to this leakage.

Sep 11, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer OB CODE after install of nee PUMP/MOTOR combo.


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control. You say this happens when the washer is empty also. 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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Jun 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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OB code plus water leakage


yes its most likely a defective pump...but do some homework,,,calypso was recall a couple of years ago...start a this site servicematter.com

Jan 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I'm also having trouble with the Elite Calypso as it seems many mnay people are, what can we all do, Sears won't do a thing without charging top dollar


After discovering the high cost professional repair, I accessed this website to determine whether the problem might be a quick fix. Thank you very much for your expert advice! Thanks to you, I saved hundreds of dollars.

Symptoms: Cycle halts with little/no draining, followed by error displays, especially "ob" and "ld". Occasional leakage of several cups of water.

Problem: Several underwires from various females' undergarmets had become lodged in the last drain compartment, just before water exits to the drain hose.

Solution: Once the clog/wires were removed, the machine functioned normally.

Process: First disconnect power and water supplies to the unit. Next, determine if someting is stuck in the drain hose or in the compartment that empties into it by removing the back panel. In my case, I could see wires and clogs of lint through the translucent yellow plastic of the bottom compartment.

To acces the clog, I drained most of the water by lowering the end of the drain hose as much as possible before disconnecting it, then sucked the rest up with a wet/dry vac when I removed the hose. Then I was able to pull the wires out through the drain holes (it was necessary to disconnect the other three hoses from that compartment) using a coat hanger bent and twisted appropriately.

Total time for a "handy" amateur that had never worked on a major appliance before: 1-2 hours. $ saved on a repair housecall: $200-300

Aug 23, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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HELP? ob & ld codes


Ld means long drain you probally have a bad water pump.Those models have a seperate motor for pump, the shaft on the motor is a star type and has probally stripped out the pump.Replace your water pump

Jan 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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