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Kenmore Elite Calypso Wash Motion

Well, the problem has been going on for about 2 days already. first, we put the clothes in. then, when choose heavy duty, put to tap cold/cold water, normal time. then we press start. the machine starts, washes for awhile than after five minutes it stops and displays the code CA and sometimes CI. i know what it means but how do i fix the problem???? please, any answers will be appreciated. thank you for your time.

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  • jerortega Apr 27, 2008

    I put my cloths in turned it on it washed for a few minutes then the error code CA came on. I don't know what that means or how to fix it. please help

  • tammypchef Nov 08, 2008

    I have had the same problem off and on for 2 years!!!! My suggestion is GET RID OF IT NOW!!!. We have replaced the motor twice and the water pump 5 times. This machine needs to be recalled. I have had large articles of clothing sucked down into the motor and even the washer bag that holds the small items was sucked down. The last straw was when 2/3s of my king size comforter was pulled under the barrel. I love this washer at first, but as soon as the warrenty expired it has been a nightmare. All I can say is complain to Sears and demand the fix it for free!! They've fixed mine the last 2 times and gave me a gift card for the inconveince, but for the other expenses I have put into this washer, I could have replaced it with 3 by now. I was told today by Lowes that they stopped making these calypso washers(Whirlpool the Kenmore, too) because the design is so flawed and they still won't recall the wothless thing! Take my advice before you lose your shirt....throw it out!!! Good Luck, Tammy, MA

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Unbelievable.  I have had this washer for over 6 years.  I like how it cleans clothes but now every other load something gets pulled under the adjitator at the bottom of the washer.  Dryer takes forever to dry clothes always have to hit the bottom one time.  Terrible.  

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    How do you get the LD code off the screen???



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Basically its saying that the motor is pulling very high amperes. This could signify a faulty motor, motor controller, or thermal protector, or there could be a mechanical bind in the transmission. i would use a amprobe and check to see how much power is being pulled when the machine starts, and as it is operating if it is 5.55 amps or greater and higher than 20 amps on motor start surge, than the motor controller is correct in saying there is a problem. ------Dont forget to rate my help!!!!!! thanks

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    joey shearer Oct 01, 2007

    Not helpful??? that really lowers my rankings and it was an accurate diagnosis im sorry there is no magical fix but i feel i was helpful.

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    joey shearer Oct 03, 2007

    there is a lot more water in the tub than usual right? Fl means flood level tripped

    your drain pump has either failed (unlikely)

    there is a foreign object in pump impeller or in hoses or in check ball chamber in outer tub


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Have had a lot of problems with this costly machine cant get my machine to fill up with water so my clothes wash in a very very small amount of water dont know where to find any water lever either also dont have a manual. HELP im at my wits end with this KENMORE washer

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Goto and type in Whirlpool calypso washer and cry!!

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