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Cl error hi i have an error code ; cl on my LG intello washer ddrive model wdm1480fhd i've tried to turn off at the mains an the machine still remains frozen with this error code & we cant even turn the machine off or re-set it in any way. please help thanks jim

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    same problem! cl error code.

  • Terybull Mar 23, 2008

    I also have a CA code as of today. The manual states this is a current limit malfunction. "CI" stands for an instant current limit malfunction and "CA" stands for an average current limit malfunction. The manual can be found at:$FILE/8178010.pdf

    I replaced the drain pump motor about 4 months ago. I've tried to use the diagnostics test found in the manual ... no help. I'm going to drain it and then take a look underneath.

    The website is awesome and has been extremely helpfu!



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I took the cover off the drain pump and found a penny lodged in it. Please note this is a new drain pump and motor combo that I replaced on the machinge approx 5 months ago. The original pump is solid and you can't take it apart to clean it. If there is a piece of clothing in it, you can try to pull it out. I did this before when I had the original pump, but it never worked the same ... it made a loud humming noise when spinning. I bought the replacement piece off e-bay for about $70. It was fairly easy to install. The new pump is easy to take off and check ... it has only 4 screws. Try to drain the machine as much as possible and have several containers ready to catch the water or you will have a flood ... see note 1.

Before you do all this, check the external drain hose ( the hose from your washing machine to the drain in your wall) was clogged with a penny. The original external drain hose has a valve that keeps water from coming back into the washing machine. On an occassion one year ago, I found a penny that had lodged in the valve and kept it from draining and thus the "FL" code.

Note 1: A good way to drain your washing machine is to take a hose pipe and put it in the top of the machine and then use a manual air mattress pump (in reverse mode) on the opposite end of the hose that you put outside. After several pumps on the air mattress pump sucking the water through the hose, you will create a suction that will keep flowing until much of the water is out of your tub. Be ready with several containers to catch the rest of the water when you take the hoses off the pump.

Note 2: Check pockets well to keep things from getting into the drain system. Use a delicate wash bag (a mesh bag) to wash undergarmets, hose, hankerchiefs, and other thin items that might get sucked into the drain system.

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hi Hills659.
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