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Ld and ob codes

I had an ld code when doing the rinse and spin cycle and then an ob code when i did just the spin and fluff cycle. What does that mean and how do I fix it?

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Re: ld and ob codes

LD code means your pump is cloged with lint or small piece of clothing such as a sock. I had the same code on my washer and sure enough i found my pump cloged with lint from a blanket my wife washed. hope this helps. sorry I cant help on the other code.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Code SL or 5L?

It is Code SL which means Suds Lock. Either you have too much soap suds for it to drain properly or Your drain pump is clogged and not spinning properly. Try running it through a rinse and spin cycle and if you still get a code (SL or Ld) then you will probably need to replace your drain pump.

Oct 24, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have the error LD and OB also wont do spin or rinse cyles

The "LD" code or "long drain" indicates a pump/drain related issue. Check the drain line for kinks or obstructions. Check the pump. Remove the hoses from the pump and use a flashlight to look into the suction port. Make sure nothing is clogging the pump (like the occasional stray sock) and check the pump impeller. Make sure the impeller has no broken/missing blades and that it spins freely. If any blades are missing/broken or if you can't get the impeller to spin freely, the pump is defective. Hopefully it's just a clogged drain line, pump, or jammed impeller. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

Sep 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso washer LD and OB codes - Controller issue?

inside the front panel there should be a pouch with a multi-language guide in it, it will tell you how to run a diagnostic troubleshoot with it.. i got mine a few days ago, its former owner said it woudln`t drain and would shut down, i came to find the "pump" that the tiny seperate motor spins underneath had a hair tie stuck in it.. after i removed the pump assembly and filled it with alittle canola oil to make it spin alittle more free, i removed the hair tie and its been workin like new since.. shame the lady who gave it away to me didn`t care to take the time for someone to come fix it..

Apr 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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What does LD and OB mean on my washer

I'm not sure what the codes mean but here is a site that may help with your problem..not sure but do try it if you like..

Apr 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Kenmore Calypso washer Ld code?

I just had the same problem. I borrowed my neighbors wet vac. The hose of the wet vac fit right over the end of the drain hose and I sucked out all the remaining water. My hope was that if the hose was clogged that it would clear it out. It seems that it worked. I put the drain hose back in the drain and turned on the extended spin cycle. It was working, so I put the water logged clothes back in the washer on the extended spin cycle and it took the water out. I am now in the process of washing another load to see if it really fixed the problem. I hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite flashing codes.

ob means out of balance and ld means lid not closed. so i would guess that you have a washer that is not draining or just needs the clothes moved around.
if you have a plugged pump it will do the same thing. make sure the pump will drain properly and then try it again. if it still goes out then try it with no clothes. that way you know its not hte clothes causing the problem.
recheck the pump and hoses. be sure it will drain the full tub or it wont work right.

Jan 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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LD and OB on Calypso

“Ld” flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating
pressure switch resets.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller
will shut down and display an “ob” for off balance.
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition
occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Basically, it sounds like your drain pump is bad or clogged, and the extra water is throwing the spin cycle off balance

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Dec 16, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Ld and ob error codes

“LD” stands for “long drain,” meaning it took an excessively long time for water to drain out of the washer. Common causes for this are kinked drain hose or clothing, like panties or socks, caught in the pump suction hose. Why, I’ve even heard of bra wires coming loose and getting stuck in that hose, collecting all sorts of gookus and pinching off the flow of water to the pump. Can you imagine? Yea verily, as surely as the Sacred Suds doth eternally pass my lips, the “LD” error code springs forth from such anomalies.

Sep 07, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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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

Jan 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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