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Whirlpool Calypso Washer--LD message

My washer is 4 years. Haven't had any problems with it so far. It will try to start washing and then after a few minutes it will give me a LD message and not do anything after that.

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  • Melissa35 Jan 14, 2008

    Washer is 2 years old. Started noticing clothes weren't completely wet after complete cycle. Sears repair men have been out 5 times since Dec. 21st. Have replaced small white pump that controls how much water enters the tub, have also replaced control panel twice. Still not working, washer washes dry clothes. They are coming again this week to try another white pump, otherwise, they don't know what else to do. Sears has been very hateful on phone b/c washer isn't under warranty-obviously Calypso model has multiple issues, becaus they told me they don't even make it anymore b/c of all of the problems, yet they won't help us either.

    Any other suggestions that I can share with the Sears repairmen? Thanks, Melissa

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The LD message stands for "Long Drain".  Two possibilities could be causing this problem.  The pump could be bad, or you could have a clog in the sump.  Pull the unit out, tilt it back, and remove the bottom panel.  You need to find out if its draining at all, or none at all.  If its just a trickle, you probably have a clogged drain sump.  Bra underwires have a habit of collecting in that sump, then lint and everything else grabs on to it, and bingo, you have a clog.  Problem is, to clear the sump, you pretty much have to strip the unit down to the tub.  Not a very easy job, and usually need a special spanner wrench to remove the nut on top of the u-joint.  Let me know how it turns out, and if you need further information.  Be sure to check your drain hose for kinks or clogs as well.  Good Luck!!!!!    Jim

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