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Sears Calypso Washer purchased in 2004, displays the CA error code. Unplugged the washer for a couple hours and replugged in. Ran a cycle without anything in. Worked fine. Placed a load in and it ran for 10 minutes and then displayed the CA error code, again. Suggestions?

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CA - Average Current peak - happens if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Overloading the unit may cause this problem. Try washing smaller loads and see if the problem goes away. If it recurs when you wash bigger loads, decrease the size AND watch to see if you have to continue to decrease the size to keep the error from happening. If that were occurring, it could well be a sign of the electrical problems noted, requiring service.

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I ran a self diagnostic test on my Whirlpool calypso washer and got CA error code. Do I need to replace the drive motor?


If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip.
Before replace, I would first check the power supply, wiring and electronic.

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"Ld" (Long Drain) flashes
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
• "CA" or "Cl" (Current Limit)
Is the washer overloaded?
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Here is a manual:

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0102048.pdf

See page 17.

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We went camping for 2 days came home and the calypso washing machine won't start. We ran a load the day we left with no problems. The outlet works fine, we even tried plugging it into another outlet just...


The same happened with my Sears Calypso machine. The common problem is the front display panel. If you are able to find one at a very good price, post it here.

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CA error code on Calypso Washer


CA Cl Average current limit Or Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for instantaneous current limit trip. Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings. Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

Meaning you had stuffed it full one time and then it was hard on the motor, you will have to change the drive motor most likely...

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Looks like part 8571359 the control electronics is out and guess what? Can only get through Sears and Whirlpool. This is why you cant get an error code, it isnt working well enough to choke one out. You know this is hard to say but a Oasis has its issues but at least it is still on market. I would if hubby is handy to find a used machine and pull the part. It is a chance but cheaper than 500 bucks to have a tech come out and fix.

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most likely suspect is the relay bd under console this is the one on left there is some kind of communication problem between the 2 bds

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I had this problem and did not have the time to fix it myself so I called Sears. The "tech" looked at his laptop, called his "supervisor" a couple of times and told my wife that both control boards needed replaced at a cost of over $500. The manuals, with testing procedures for the inclined, are on the inside, front cover.
The CE error is a communications failure and on mine it required replacement of the AVS board. I bought the part at a local supply house and replaced it myself for about $175.

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sounds like you have a bad timer or check your belts

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