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WHIRLPOOL WASHER CALYPSO WASHES TO RINSE CYCLE AND STOPS

WASHES TO RINSE CYCLE WITH 23MIN LEFT STARTS RINSE CYCLE, STOPS AT 23 MIN WITH CODE OB.OPEN LID AND MOVE CLOTHS AROUND I CAN PUSH RINSE AND SPIN CYCLE ON LEFT SIDE OF MACHINE WHICH WILL COMPLETE CYCLE. DURING RINSE CYCLE THERE IS A SQUEAL SOUND ON AND OFF DURING RINSE CYCLE WHIRLPOOL CALYPSO GVW9959KL2 170TYPE
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  • tsgarland Feb 21, 2009

    I have had the squeal problem for a long time, tech says it is the brake and is too expensive to fix. He recommended I buy a new one when mine breaks down completely. This week, my machine started stopping during the rinse, like yours. I have no idea about this, but am going shopping this weekend!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    washed two small rugs the day before and no problem.The following day while washing a very small load the cycle did not complete and estimated time showed ob and later ld with 23 minutes remaining with water remaing in washer.

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SOURCE: It diplays OB error code

I've done both - I close the lid and restart it, and cancel the whole operation and start it again - and it does it again in the same place - when it's filling up the water...

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: It diplays OB error code

The loud humming noise is likely the pump. These pumps have a bad history with stripping the gears (the original code likely Ld? = Long Drain).

The pump is easy to replace, but make sure you find the replacement pump with metal gears (the original has plastic).

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

jsrock516
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The symptoms you describe are typical of a broken lid switch. The lid switch is located under the washer top on the right hand side. It is activated through a slot by a small plastic piece on the lid called a "lid strike". Make sure the lid strike is still installed and not broken. Make sure the lid switch itself is not loose, as well. There are two mounting screws along the washer tub opening that hold it in place. If the screws become loose the switch will not make contact with the lid strike when the lid is closed. If you need to replace the switch or lid strike, the parts are available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Washer Top and Lid" heading on the next page. The lid switch is listed as item number 22 (part #3355806) and the lid strike is listed as item number 16 (part #358684). Both parts combined will cost you about $30. If you have further questions and/or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Washer will not Spin during SPIN CYCLES

Thanks for the question If your washer sorta spins and washes ok, your problem is with the transmissionTHanks for your question THe Appliance doc

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool top Loading washing machine won't spin on spin cycle

If the washer won't finish a spin cycle, it probably means that your timer went bad or stalled. You can take the control panel off and look at the contacts for scorching or corrosion.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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What does error code ob mean on a Whirlpool Calypso washer? The washer stops in mid cycle with the error code ob. I restart it and after a few minutes it shows the same error code again.


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.

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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.

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run the washer with no clothes; add 1 cup vinegar, that will cut the soap residue from the hoses do this on hot wash hot rinse

then when you wash your next load of clothes; fill the tub about 1/4 full, add the soap, turn the agitator to disolve the soap, then add the clothes

this problem happens also if you are using too much soap or a heavy duty soap such as Tide.

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LD code means your pump is cloged with lint or small piece of clothing such as a sock. I had the same code on my washer and sure enough i found my pump cloged with lint from a blanket my wife washed. hope this helps. sorry I cant help on the other code.

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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

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