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Whirpool My washer (Whirpool Calypso) is flooding my house before the spin cycle, it does not complete the spin cycle. Then it gives me the code "SL" Before this was occuring, the spin cycle was very noisy. A repairman said possibly my shock absorbers were going bad, but nothing to worry about.

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I would say to worry about it , if its flooding your house , need to open washer front panel ,start a new wash cycle and take a look to see where the water is leaking from , sounds like a broken hose under the tub that connects to the DRAIN MOTOR PUMP , AND BETTER have it fix right away cause if its getting to the main motor it could damage it , hope it helps AJ

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