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Calypso washer gives error code Ld or ob. won't finish load or drain

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Ld=Long drain. If it takes longer than five minutes to drain the water the operating pressure switch resets. Most common problem associated with this code is a clogged or failing water pump and hoses.

ob=Off balance. Open the lid and redistribute the clothes evenly around the tub, close lid and press the start button.

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LD can occur if your final drain pipe is clogged. Open the bottom panel under the machine--three screws. Use pliers to loosen the long black drain hose from the final drain port. If you are lucky water will pour out of the hose--left from what was still inside your drain hose. If the black hose is clogged--lint, plastic, metal parts, etc., use a coat hanger and hook onto the black rubber limiter and pull it out. Clean the limiter and replace it inside the hose.

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I at first got a C1 code, replaced what it said was the motor, because it was drawing too many amps. After replacing the motor I started getting the LD code. I cleanded all the hoses and the pump and was still getting it. Check the compassitor on the pump motor. Could be failing not allowing the pump to run. I am in the process of doing this now, will post again when I find out the problem.

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We had the same LD code error. The technician told us we were using the wrong detergent. High effenciency "HE" detergents should be used. He ran a bleach cycle to clean out the build up and the cycle ran all the way through! He said to use less than the "1 mark" on our current detergent until it is used up and then switch to the HE versions. Good luck!

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Sounds as if the main board is bad

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My calypso washer keeps stoppng and it comes up with the code LD, OB, 5L i'm not sure how to fix it.


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

SL = Suds Lock

SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

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Sep 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Error code on calyspo washer will not run on any cycle stops and beeps with error code either ob/ld both codes are coming up.


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Jun 30, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Gives codes ld and ob when in the spin cycle and wont complete the cycle even when load is redistributed. had a repairman here and he replaced an electrical part that was spendy. Still doesn't work....


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Nov 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso waher ld and ob error codes...what is it?


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control. You say this happens when the washer is empty also. One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Oct 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer error codes


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control. You say this happens when the washer is empty also. One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Aug 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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What does LD and OB mean on my washer


I'm not sure what the codes mean but here is a site that may help with your problem..not sure but do try it if you like..

http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/RepairHelp.aspx

Apr 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Washer won't empty water....


Ld Long drain "Ld" flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Mar 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso Washer troubleshooting


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Jan 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Ld and ob error codes


hello.........
“LD” stands for “long drain,” meaning it took an excessively long time for water to drain out of the washer. Common causes for this are kinked drain hose or clothing, like panties or socks, caught in the pump suction hose. Why, I’ve even heard of bra wires coming loose and getting stuck in that hose, collecting all sorts of gookus and pinching off the flow of water to the pump. Can you imagine? Yea verily, as surely as the Sacred Suds doth eternally pass my lips, the “LD” error code springs forth from such anomalies.

Sep 07, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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