Question about Washing Machines
Lately, our washing machine has been making louder than normal noise during the spin cycle. There is a knocking sound as if something is off balance. No codes on the display board and everything looks to be in order. This has been going on for about two to three weeks and it's getting louder (kind of BANG BANG BANG BANG). This is a Kenmore Elite Calypso top load washing machine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is usually a symptom of a bad motor control board which located under the console. I had the same problem. You can open the console by removing the three screws in the back and lifting from the rear first. The console will pop off. In addition, if you look along washer top front edge in the seam there is a retaining clip about 2 inches in from each side. Using a putty knife, push in on each clip while lifting and the top should pop up. There will be a tech sheet affixed to the front wall of the washer between the wash tub and case. This tech sheet will give you all the guidance necessary on how to perform tests to prove whether or not the motor controller is at fault, or if the pump is at fault. I believe you may have a motor controller problem, though. Another possibility is getting something caught in the drain pump reservoir. This could binding the pump. Let me know if any of this is helpful to you.
Posted on Aug 16, 2007
Ours started knocking several months ago and then progressed to a high pitched sound when in the spin cycle. I manually turned the drum and heard and felt a bearing roughness. I lifted the drum assembly and felt a fair amount of play, which I think the initial knocking noise came from. On the sears web site a new rear drum mount cost 293.00. Today we went and bought a LG model wm2455hw at Home depot, on sale until 2/20/08. I couldn't see paying to repair a machine that only lasted four years.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Thanks for using FixYa. Error code LD means Long Drain. It flashes when washer takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.
Error code CA means Average current limit. This error code will display if the load of clothes is more then the normal load. Also if current limit breaches then status signal comes back from the motor controller. The unit will return to standby mode and display CA. Average current trip occurs if the current draw at the motor windings is greater than 5.55 amps in 2 seconds. This error occurs if there is a problem with the drive motor, thermal protector or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2009
This issue can either be due to the suspension rings or due to motor issue. Please check this link for exploded diagram of your washer---
Kenmore Elite Top Load Washer 110.28032701 Diagram
Also, check the stator motor and the retainer, make sure no parts are missing. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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