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Washer fills with water but will not start. Time display goes from 65 to Ld

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The LD code is for long drain.....meaning the drain pump has a blockage in it. That model should have a lint filter on the pump to clean out. The model number you supplied is not coming up with my resources so i can't pull up a diagram so i can't say for certain. If it has no clean out you can pull the pump out and look in it to make sure you have nothing inside the pump. This should take care of the problem

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