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CA error code on Calypso Washer

CA error code comes up on Calypso Washer. Unplugged for a couple hours and replugged in. Ran a load without anything in it. Ran fine. Place a load of clothes in the washer and ran for 10 minutes then the CA error code appears again and shuts down the machine. Suggestions?

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  • TyvekTape May 10, 2009

    Same problems over here, if I add clothes It will (at this point) no longer operate. I get CA, CI and more recently ob, there may have been some other codes also (SL) - after doing trobulshooting and some reading, I came up with the drive motor as the part to replace - though - I do have concerns more trouble may exist. I am on the fence, fixing this machine (first problem in 5 years), or a new one?

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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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