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PLastic sleeve Water is pouring out of the plastic sleeve in the back of my washing machine. I am getting a ob code and a lf code as well

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First things first get me a make and model number. there's a whole bunch of washers with computer controls and each reporting code varies from machine to machine.

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There is water leaking out of a piece of plastic in the back of the washing machine it will not go any further than 23 minutes we keep getting the message ld and ob

The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
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.,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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During the initial rinse cycle, got an OB code which is out of balance. Redistributed the load and it started spinning but stopped with an OB code again. After redistributing the load several times and...


The Calypso washer takes a very long time to drain or doesn’t drain at all if something stops the flow of water through the pump, any of the hoses, and/or the drainpipe. Then the LD error code begins. It is combinedd with the OB error code, The solution for the above issue is as follows

Read through the following numbered items, and employ all safety precautions before trying them.

1. Check the drainpipe first because it’s most accessible. The drainpipe comes out of the machine through a small indented plate at the upper right of the back of the machine. The pipe is corrugated, and a ring holds the pipe flush to the plate at one of the ridges. Slide the ring away from the plate and remove the plate. Then the pipe is slack and easy to check for kinks and plugs.

2. The LF (overflow, flood) error might be a minor side effect of running the machine through a cycle after erasing the LD code without fixing the drain problem.

To disappear the LF code:
a. Lay the pipe on the floor or ground where it can drain to a sewer, run the washer through a cycle, and the water caught in the tank might or might not run out.
b. Use gravity to drain the machine. Remove the big back panel. Locate and detach two small clear plastic tubes inserted in a small well at the bottom of the water tank. Stand behind the machine and pull it back so it will be on its back on the floor. First, position a strong board or other item to hold the top end about 4 inches above floor level so the machine won’t crush the water hoses and electric cord. Position the board so that the control console hangs free and doesn’t bear any of the machine’s weight. Water should pour out of the water tank through the inlets of the little well without squirting water where water could make trouble. If the machine leaks significantly when it’s upright and going through a cycle later, put the clear plastic tubes back on their inlets and straighten out the plastic overflow bag like somebody forgot to do sooner.
c. Turn off the water supply before putting the machine through subsequent test cycles and/or repeat 2a and 2b as needed after failed repair attempts.

3. The OB error might flash every few seconds when the machine goes through a test cycle, with or without water, and with or without any fabric in the tub. Wander back around to the back of the machine when the big back panel is still off and stare at it. Notice that the OB error beeps and flashes just after the tub and water tank **** to one side. Realize that the drainpipe does more than drain. It also anchors the tub and tank. The OB error occurs because the drainpipe is slack.

4. Stop the OB error by making the drainpipe taut. Put the drainpipe plate back in the back of the machine. Pull the drainpipe taut. Slide the ring on the corrugated ridges until the ring is flush with the plate.

5. Most hoses and inlets that can clog are visible when the machine is upright and the big back plate is removed. They are also visible when the machine is tilted backward and the bottom plate is removed. Either way, the clamps that hold the hoses to the inlets are difficult to get at with a wrench; and they are too sharp and strong to squeeze by hand. If necessary, use a hammer to whack the hose clamps so they go where they can be reached with a wrench. Be sure to leave the clamps accessible when putting the machine back together.

6. Hoses and clamps that can’t be reached through the bottom, can probably be reached through the front of the machine after the front wall is removed.

7. The front wall of the machine can be removed after the top of the machine is removed. Use a wide chisel or putty knife to remove the top. Insert the chisel under the top near the two clamps that hold the top down. The clamps are inside. Use a flashlight to locate them through the **** under the top.

8. Some do-it-yourselfers report that pages of useful information and instructions are inside a plastic bag taped inside the front wall of the machine.

9. A repair manual in pdf format can be downloaded for free at
Manual is Job Aid part #8178010 (L-67) for Whirlpool Electronic Control Washer with Calypso Wash Motion Model GVW-9959K-0. 68 pages, including blank pages for notes.

10. The original drain pump has three pieces.
(a) The electric motor.
(b) A horseshoe shaped housing for water wheels.
(c) A capacitator.
An improved replacement pump combines the motor and water wheels. The replacement pump costs $100+. The three pieces can’t be replaced separately as needed at low cost. Before spending $100+ that would be better spent at the Laundromat or on a new machine, try the following.

11. Remove the horseshoe shaped water wheel housing and poke inside for lint and other blockages. The housing is easy to remove. Squeeze the hose clamps and slide the hoses off the inlets. Pop the two metal clamps that hold the housing to the motor. Carry the wheel housing to a place with comfortable seating and strong light. Lint removal can take several hours with any of the ad hoc devices that the do-it-yourself community has jerry rigged for the job. Don’t give up right away if lint doesn’t immediately reveal itself. Rotate the wheels and they might eventually churn up lint from the invisible interior of the housing.

12. If there is no lint, or lint removal doesn’t stop the LD error, the problem could be a ball where the drainpipe attaches to its inlet at the tank. Eliminate the ball by purchasing and installing a generic drainpipe that fits the inlet and doesn’t have a ball.

13. The problem could be the hole in the center of the water wheel housing where the shaft of the pump motor fits. The hole is ridged to grab the gear-like shaft. The ridges can strip off and then the shaft won’t grab and turn the wheels. When the wheels don’t turn, water won’t circulate and drain. The problem can be fixed with glue. Put glue in the hole, fit the wheel housing on the shaft, clean excess glue, and let dry. The person who reported success with repair by glue didn’t say what kind of glue he/she used.
Please leave me comment, if you need further assistance
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Hello Debbie,
I, too, have fallen victim to the Whirlpool Kenmore Calypso curse. The repair is easy.
Get a shop vacuum and set it up to vacuum water. Put the washer's drain hose in the vacuum hose and make a seal, as best you can with your hand where the two hoses meet. Fire up the shop vacuum. It will remove most of the water from the machine. It may take a few minutes.
At this point, I usually finish disconnecting the machine from the wall and dolly it outside. You could repair it in place, but there may be a bit of water get spilled when you work on it.
Once outside, lay it on its back. You will find that the bottom of the machine has a removable piece of sheet metal. There are three screws in the front of this piece of metal. take 'em out and the metal can be removed.
Now, you will be looking for your water pump. It has two hoses connected to it, and is sort of circular in shape. It is held on by two clips. Pop the clips off. You can now get the pump lose from its motor.
Remove the two hose clamps by squeezing them with pliers. Slide the clapms up the hose a little so as to free the hose from the pump housing. Yank the hoses off. Twisting them a little may help loosen them.
Now you have the answer to your problem in your hand. There is something stuck in that pump which locks the impeller in place. Fish around in there and locate it. You can reach in there with a finger or a knife and try to rotate the rubber impeller. Once it is turning, and the junk has been removed you can put it back together by reversing the procedure listed above.
One small thing to pay attention to is that when you put the hoses back on, there's a little notch in the hose with a corresponding tab on the pump. You should line those up before you put the clamp back on. It will help make sure the hose is on far enough and located properly.
If this sounds complicated, let me assure you this can be done in 10 to 15 minutes. Once you've done it, it gets easier.
I do this to my machine about once a month when it quits.
You get the OB code 'cuz it tries to spin the load with the wash water still in it. ("Cuz the pump locked up). So, it thinks it's out of balance. It will attempt to drain and spin three times, and then it throws the code. My machine has thrown several different codes for the same problem. Junk in the pump.
I hope this helps. Don't pay for a new pump. I have never needed one.
Good luck,

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"LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)
Check the following:
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press STOP to clear display.

Here's a suggestion I found that worked for me:

Check your drain hose to see it it's stuffed too far down the standpipe. Another poster had this problem and it gave her LF errors. If the drain hose hangs down too far it can siphon water out of the washer, and then the washer thinks it's taking too long too fill. There's supposed to be a U-shaped plastic bracket that sets the length of the drain hose where it goes into the standpipe. Your installer may have tossed it.

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