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It diplays OB error code

My Whirlpool Calypso shows an OB error code, but my clothes are not off balance... I open the lid and fix my clothes and close it back and it won't start... I start the cycle again and it does again...

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  • luvjrt Apr 12, 2008

    washer first displayed what I thought to be "LP" as I was just passing by and noticed it had stopped I just cleared it and restarted the washer. I checked the owner's manual and realized it must've been "LF".

    It stopped again but "od" was the code. Since then it stops with "od" everytime. I've tried the rinse and spin cycle and extended spin. I've started it without any clothes in it and it still stops with "od". It stops at beginning of cycle.

    There's a loud humming noise also.

  • CampbellTamm May 24, 2009

    Exactly as stated by previous person. My washer exibits the OB code, I open it adjust the clothes shut the lid and within a minute it does it again. It will even display the OB when there aren't any clothes in the machine.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    when you open the lid to redistribute the clothes are you pushing stop cancel to clear the code after you close the lid

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There is junk in your pump.

Remove the water by using a shop Vaccuum attached to the drain hose. Use your hand to make a seal if you need to.

Knock it on its back (Beware there might still be some water in it. I take mine outside)

Remove the piece of sheet metal from the bottom by removing the three screws located on the sheet metal toward the front of the machine.

Remove the sheet metal and look for the water pump. It's in the lower right quadrant as you are looking into the bottom of the machine.

Pop off the two clips and remove the two hose clamps and hoses.

Look in the pump and see what is preventing the impeller from turning. Remove any junk entirely. Make sure you can turn the impeller by hand (finger....).

Put it back together by reversing this procedure.

I have had to do this to my machine many times. After you do it once, it is easier and faster the next time (or 10).

I have never needed a new pump.

I hope this helps,
Richard

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The loud humming noise is likely the pump. These pumps have a bad history with stripping the gears (the original code likely Ld? = Long Drain).

The pump is easy to replace, but make sure you find the replacement pump with metal gears (the original has plastic).

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I have the same problem. Any solutions?

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

I've done both - I close the lid and restart it, and cancel the whole operation and start it again - and it does it again in the same place - when it's filling up the water...

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My calypso washer keeps stoppng and it comes up with the code LD, OB, 5L i'm not sure how to fix it.


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

SL = Suds Lock

SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

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Sep 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Washer keeps shuting off in the spin cycle and the code ob shows up.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error ob indicates off balance, 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. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Aug 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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I have a calypso washer, it makes a grinding sound and the water will not drain out. it also keep boping up ob code, i have trye to balance it.


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Dec 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso waher ld and ob error codes...what is it?


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Oct 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My calypso washer keeps giving teh OB error, but it's completely leved and I've even tried removing all the cloths from it and it still keeps doing it.


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Whirlpool Calypso stops at 26 minutes and throws ob code


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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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Off Balance. From the service manual (you can google error codes for these machines), 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 you to view and redistribute the load. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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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.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkktswgwqtqrbwfxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/gftrgbbtfxfffgqskfk/1/1303472/5961857/image48348img-or.jpg

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ob Off Balance 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.
if this does not fix the issue it is most likely the strut and shock system that is falty on the machine. you could replace them yourself but they are fairly expensive

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