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My drain pump was clogged with parts of a rug. I took it off and apart and got it all cleaned out reinstalled everything now when I try to turn it on the LCD read out says CE. I don't have the manual what does that mean?

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  • tomaslaw0503 Sep 07, 2009

    I looked for the make and model number can't find it. Where are they normally located?

  • tomaslaw0503 Sep 07, 2009

    This what I found.




    Does this help?

  • tomaslaw0503 Sep 07, 2009

    Sorry Lee,

    The make is a Whirlpool Calypso top loader

  • tomaslaw0503 Sep 07, 2009

    Thanks, I will check.

  • tomaslaw0503 Sep 07, 2009

    Thanks Lee, That did it I didn't reconnect some wires.



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Do you have the make and model number of the unit? Once I have this information I will be able to assist you further.
Thank you,

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    Lee A. Sep 07, 2009

    Usually you can find it on the back of the machine.

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    Lee A. Sep 07, 2009

    Communication error. This means the two boards are not communicating. Being that you have just done some work on the machine check all the wiring connections. Hope this helps.

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Sep 07, 2009

    I am very glad to hear that. I believe you should have the option to accept my solution.
    Thank you for using fixya and have a great day,



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