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L5 flashing on my calypso washer

When i go to start my washer it flashes L5 and won't start. How do I fix this?

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  • jamanning11 Feb 05, 2009

    I tried to look at the washer to figure out where the lid switch even was and I'm not sure where it's located.

  • DellaL Apr 08, 2009

    My Calypso washing machine says S5 and will not start. Did anyone find a solution for this?

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The error code is actually a LS not L5, it stands for a lid switch error, it could be a bad lid switch or you may have forgotten you had a previous load in and went to rewash and went and started the machine without opening the lid which automatically throws an LS error.so check the lid switch .hope helps p-ls appreciate by rating as fixyaa

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 05, 2009

    hope this helps pls do let me know.thanks and Godbless

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 06, 2009

    LS 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.

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    Starnley Johnwells Feb 06, 2009

    To gain access to the lid switch on this washer, you’ll need to remove the washer cabinet shroud.
    With the washer cabinet removed, you have easy access to the lid switch. If the actuating lever looks ok, then you should use your ohm meter to check the continuity
    of the lid switch. Many times, if the switch is bad, it will no longer
    make a clicking sound when you actuate it. Your lid switch can be
    replaced using one of the kits below, most likely the older style. But
    you can easily confirm this by feasting your Vulcan squinties on your
    washer’s lid switch.



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Its saying Ls

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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.

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

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Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

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Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

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