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Kenmore Elite Calypso 21082

Washing machine started to make a low level whirring sound during the wash phase and then stopped. Wouldn't empty the water and "FL" appeared on the display.

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  • Badcalypso Jun 01, 2008

    Not sure if my machine is the Elite Calypso 21082 model. Got it used. The only number I found is SM 9710976-A.
    Started by not completely draining the water after washing. Now will not wash at all. FL or Ld appear on the screen the display. I manually drained the water and started the machine again. It added more water, made a humming sound and stopped, and flashed the FL code.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Same problem...

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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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