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I keep getting the "ld" code.  that's the it isn't draining code - ah, but it is draining.  if i dump a bucket of water into the washer it drains fine.  the pump just never stops & the washer never continues to the next cycle.

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  • akrebel Oct 17, 2007

    well, i actually fixed (i guess you can call it that) the problem before i read this.  although i now grudgeingly use He detergent, i didn't always.  when i didn't i had this problem often.  i was washing 1, lone, very dirty towel & even though it was He detergent, i used enough for a large load.  (it was a very dirty towel!)  i wondered if sudsing was the problem, so i poured 3 mop buckets of water & some vinegar (kills suds), & then it worked.  i did this process several hours earlier 7 or 8 times, but without vinegar, & only 1 bucket of water each time.  i don't know if time, the vinegar, or the extra bit of water fixed it, but now it works - BUT after it worked i then got the "lf"(too long to fill) code.  i only had to stop & hit start again to remedy this.  still working fine.  is my washer's computer nutty?  thanks so much for your help, jen

  • akrebel Oct 17, 2007

    thanks so much for all of your time.  i will find those cleaners maybe, & just do monthly maintenance to be sure.  thanks again, jen

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Remove the console, there  are 3 screws on the back of the console that hold it on. You will see a plastic hose goin to the machine control board. Remove it from the board and see if you can blow through it. If you can, you probably need a control board. If not then something has gotten into it. You should be able to blow through it easily. This is the pressure hose that tells the board when the machine has water in it. If it gets clogged with pressure in it, the control thinks it still has water in it.  Post back to let me know what you find.

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    Michael Lindley Oct 17, 2007

    It is possible that it is nutty,LOL.



    I think you had some dried soap scum in the pressure dome of the tub.(that is where the hose goes to I was telling you about) This will cause the control to be slow to sense when the tub is full and slow to sense when the water is drained. The vinegar does help this. There are some washing machine cleaners that work really well that are citric acid based. If you keep having this problem try some of them. Sometimes lint will get in it and cause the same problem, but with your detergent problem, I figure it was soap. Also, run it through a clean cycle with hot water to help get rid of any undissolved detergent. Post back if you need anymore help.

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