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I have a Kenmore Elite Calypso washing machine. I am getting an L5 error message when I go to turn it on.

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This is a safety Lid Switch Error. The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch properly and is defective. This error code may also be used if there is a comparison failure between the state of the motor and machine controllers on the status of the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition or if the Lid is open - for safety reasons.

This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. Also switch off and unplug from the mains for 30 minutes then plug it back in and switch on to reset the on board computer / controller.

If the error persists then you may have a faulty switch that will need repalcing, a switch that has got wet and thinks that it is always shut when the lid is open, faulty swicth wiring or a faulty controller board, all of which will need a service all to repair, excvept if the switch is wet. You can discinnect the unit from the mains supply and dry the switch out thoroughly witha drier of it os wet but this may take 30 mins to achieve and must not get too hot otherwise it will melt the switch or the wiring insulation.

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