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OB code plus water leakage

I too have the OB code displaying on my Calypso but also water leakage - flooding my garage floor.
The Sears guy said I would need the pump replaced. He also said that I would need a new Outer Wash Plate - but, I have looked at 3 other Calypso's and compared it to mine and all are the same - hmmm!
Will your suggestion be to check out the pump for any obstruction as well and will this take care of the leakage too?
Thanks,
Judy from Oregon

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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

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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.

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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.

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OB Code and water leakage


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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The FL error code means:
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FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

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Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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This is a common problem with the Calypso washers. The problem that you are having is related to the pump. There is something in the pump that is causing the error code to occur. Since the pump isn't working right all of the water isn't draining out thus causing it to be out of balance. If you can get down to the pump and check it out chances are you will find something in it. It might just be some fabric or string from clothing caught around the pump motor. Just make sure you clamp off the hoses or you will flood your laundry room. Once you clear out the pump unplug the washer and wait a few minutes before plugging it back in. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Good luck and glad I could help.

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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.

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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

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