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  • dh1200s
    dh1200s May 11, 2010

    Hey Joanne, Can you verify your Machine Model number? If it's a FAV6800AW or FAV9800AW could the error code on the Console be "od" or "OP"? If it's the above model type I will try to help.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

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Out of balance

you may ned to get the clutch replacedx here

but try releveling the machine

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What does error code ob mean on a Whirlpool Calypso washer? The washer stops in mid cycle with the error code ob. I restart it and after a few minutes it shows the same error code again.


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control. You say this happens when the washer is empty also. One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

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Kenmore/Whirlpool Off Balace ob code problem with empty machine


The OB indicates and out of balance condition has been detected by the motor control.
One thing about the OB error is that the lid must be opened to clear the error and allow the washer to advance to the next part of the cycle. If the lid is not opened to adjust the clothes then the OB error will happen again.

If the OB error was cleared and the OB occurs with an empty load then the motor control has failed.

The drain pump must work. The image below shows how to run a diagnostic test to check the drain pump. Follow the instructions in the image below and check the drain pump operation. If the pump runs and the water does not drain then the sump is clogged. If the pump hums but does not run then the pump needs to be replaced.

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I have an error message that reads ob. I have an


OB MEANS OFF BALANCE if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-blance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display ob. the lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle if this condition occurs. opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. press stop/cancel to clear the display. hope this helps.

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Calypso code ob


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some machines can be over loaded and under loaded u need to take the clothes out and run it with nothing in if it does it again with nothing in the sensors are faulty and u need an expert to check it for u

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HELP? ob & ld codes


Ld means long drain you probally have a bad water pump.Those models have a seperate motor for pump, the shaft on the motor is a star type and has probally stripped out the pump.Replace your water pump

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