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I have a Kenmore Elite Catalyst. It has worked fine for the last 9 years. Then today I put a small load in, and when I went down to get the load out I found the letters LD flashing at me. What does LD mean? How do I get that fixed?

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  • artedesco Apr 20, 2009

    Thank you for sending me this solution so quickly!

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This problem is most likely caused by a drain error. You probably have a kinked drain hose or it is partially plugged. "LD stands for Long Drain or the machine is not draining fast enough.

You can also call Sears customer support.

Here are some numbers that you can try:

National Customer Relations 1-800-549-4505
Sears.com order and product inquires 1800-349-4358
Home Services and Repairs 1-800-4-MY-HOME
(1-800-469-4663)
Parts orders and inquires 1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)

You could try to unblock the hose yourself. Make sure that the machine is unplugged for safety.

You may also want to unplug the machine and plug it back in and see if this resets the error.

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  • Tim Phipps Apr 20, 2009

    It is also possible that something is blocking or stuck in the pump

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