Question about Washing Machines
I heve ths Kenmore Elite clothes washer that has worked fine for two years. Today it did not drain when the cycle was finished. It is showing the code CA and I do not have the book anymore. Does anyone know what this might mean? It is also leaking water on the floor. Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide. My kenmore Elite Calypso shows the code CL and the clothes do not spin out completely. I also see water drainage on the floor. This especially happens when It is a small load of clothes, but has also happened when it is a full load.
The most likely thing to cause the code and the leak is the water pump. If the shaft seal on the pump leaks, the water gets into the drain pump motor and shorts it out. The code is telling you there is a high current/amp draw at one of the motors.
You can see if the pump is leaking by tilting the machine back, removing the screws that hold the bottom to the front edge of the machine and looking at the pump. If the pump is leaking, you will need a new pump and possibly a new motor control board.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
"CA" is an Average Current Limit alarm or error. It's an indication that the you may have a problem with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Overloading the washer can cause this problem. Press Pause/Cancel to clear the alarm. If the problem persists, then I would suspect one of the causes that were mentioned. I hope this may help you.
Posted on Jun 27, 2007
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It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors due to feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET/MOTOR/DRAIN pump/ valve to open up and allow each function to be driven starting from the flow of water into the drum as also the drain valve to open to exit the water at the point of the program cycle. If this does not happen then the voltage at the valve/motor/pump must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.
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