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My washer is flashing FL what does that mean and how do i fix it?

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My memory isn't as good as it used to be, but with this fault code on the Calypso, I would look for something caught in the pump. Take a flashlight and look in the suction port of the pump. Make sure that none of the blades on the impeller are broken or missing and that the impeller moves freely. If not, the pump will need replaced. No matter how hard we try, things make it into the washer (like coins, nails, pens/pencils, etc). Some small things can get to the pump and can damage the blades on the impeller. Hopefully, it is just something clogging the pump. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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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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Whirlpool calypso top load washer stuck on FL


Fl means flood
you either have a bad flood switch or something is in the pump.
the pump is located under the washer
if you where to tip back and remove the 3 5/16 inch screws and look to the very right you will see the pump.
it could be these 2 things and or it could be something in your sump balls. which you would need special tools to gain access to.
let me know if this helps

May 12, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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The washer will flash the code FL what dose this mean??? thanks for the help model 21062


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 untill the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.press stop/cancel to clear the display.

Jan 08, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool Caypso Washer is flashing FL


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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Dec 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Flashing FL


Hi

If you have error code FL it means flood condition i.e. 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.

If its LF which means long fill i.e. when the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and LF is flashed. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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Sep 10, 2009 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer

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MY WASHER IS BEEP AND DISPLAY FL


FL means flood condition

Solution: "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.

Jul 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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FL FLASHING


Look for the tech sheet which will be behind the lower front panel. It will be taped to the right side of the lower cabinet or taped to the back side of the panel that you just took off. This will have what FL means. Send the model number back and we will figure this out if the tech sheet is missing

Jun 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front 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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Washer problem


Washer flashing FL. Still has some water in tub. Won't completely drain. Washing not functioning at all.

Jeff

Jun 08, 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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