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FL code won't go away

I thought I had it fixed! I just pulled the hose off my Whirlpool Calypso and mopped up about 4 gallons of water. When I pulled the hose out and shook it, a dime fell out. I thought I had it fixed, but upon doing a test run, I still get the FL code. AAAARRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess I'll replace the pump, but how do I know that is the problem? Does the machine need to be reset somehow?

Thanks,
Dan

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    On exdended spin when it got to7 min.. FL then flashes with its alarm, How would I reset and complete this load?

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Yes, replace the drain pump. it will come with a pump and motor. it wont look the same as the one you have but hooks up the same and it will solve your problem

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Error code FL flashes and my calypso washer keeps beeping. Won't start just shows the code.


FL error - Flood condition

"FL" flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lock condition in order for "FL" to be displayed.

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

You coudl se this manual: Service_Manual_PDF

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May 20, 2011 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Wash does not drain. Code reflects FL Do not know how to remove front panel


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error LF or FL means long fill, which flashes when the water level won’t change for a period of time after the valves are turned on or the water has disengaged the basket but control does not detect a water level change. TO resolve this issue check if the water supply is turned on and the hose screens are not plugged or kinked. If the water is not entering the machine then check the water valve, also check the pressure hose connection to the machine/motor control. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Sep 06, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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WHAT DOES FL MEAN AND HOW DO I FIX MY WASHER WHEN


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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Jul 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Fl code on kenmore calypso cannot clear


this is the fl code on a whirlpool calypso which is probably the same since kenmore is just a name,, whirlpool built the machine if u didnt know kenmore doesnt build anything they just put their name on things... (FL is a flood conditon.) FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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FL code washer not draining


“FL” (Over Fill) flashes
The washer will beep every 10 seconds with no time-out. The
pump will cycle one half minute on, one half minute off, until
the overfill switch is reset or power is discontinued to the unit.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Shut off the water
faucets to the inlet hoses if water continues to flow.


Here is the complete manual.

Jan 08, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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FL code on a Kenmore Calypso top loader


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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Jan 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have a calypso with an error code of FL. where do I find the switch to reset the washer


"FL" (Over Fill) flashes
The washer will beep every 10 seconds with no time-out, The
pump will cycle one half minute on, one half minute off, until
the overfill switch is reset or power is discontinued to the unit.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Shut off the water
faucets to the inlet hoses if water continues to flow,
If it still happens you need to get a service guy out.

Dec 17, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have a whrilpool calypso washer flashing the fl code


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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Nov 22, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool calypso washing machine


fl is short for flood..possible something has pump impeller blocked ..if you hear a slight hum that is most likely what it is although on 1st generation the pump had a splined shaft that was bad about stripping only solution there was complete change out update version has a pump with 4 screws in bottom they can be removed to clean impeller area remove as much water as possible.. shop vac helps.. lean washer back and remove bottom to acess pump

Jul 31, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Sears Kenmore Calypso Washer


Usually "FL" means one of two problems, both with the drain system. The good news is that both are relatively easy to fix yourself. "LD" can also be fixed by doing the following as well.

First, get the washer somewhere outside, in a garage or basement where you can afford to have large amounts of water spill out onto the ground. It may be easier to dismantle the inside of the basin and get as much of the water shop-vac'd out before you move it. Once it's outside, open up the back panel, and on the bottom left you will see a large black hose with clips on either end. Take the clip that attaches the hose to the bottom of the tub off and all the left over water will spill out. Turn it on it's face now, take the bottom panel off, and remove each of the clips on the hoses (drain hose to) and make sure nothing is blocking any of the lines. If it is, then remove it and this MIGHT fix your problem.

The other option (if the previous doesn't work) is to replace your pump motor, because odds are it has gone bad. The Calypso washers are notorious for having drain issues, and there was even a class action lawsuit a few years back that would have likely allowed you to get the washer fixed for free. If you do need to get a new drain pump motor, they go for anywhere between $80-100 and are a breeze to switch out. Hope this helps.

May 14, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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