Wont drain says Ld
I was having the same issues, I replaced the motor/pump, cost about $145.00 and replaced it myself, A repairman will charge up to an extra $100.00 for an hour of work. I ran a load of towels and it ran great and sounded quite. Woohoo im the hero, not!! the very next load the error "LD" came back at the 7 min remaining mark. so i pulled out all the wet clothes and ran a quick wash and watched the progress,the washer was draining but again at the 7 minute mark, it seemed the washer was struggling and not spinning. At this point im thinking i have to replace the spin motor and belts. But i kept getting the "LD" code which does'nt add up. So i crawled behind the washing machine again, took the back off, this time i disconnected the Long drain. I found the best way to get rid of the water in the tank is to unhook the long drain from the back of the frame, there are two(2) white clips on the inside and one(1) black "C" clip on the hose on the back where hose comes out. I used our carpet cleaner, lowered the hose till water started coming out and poured water straight into the hose for the cleaner. Im sure a shop vac will work as well. If you don't have a cleaner or shop vac, just use a large cup you'll get most of the water out, keep a towel handy for some clean-up. After the water level was below hose level in tank, i took the hose off, (you'll need pliers to squeeze the clamp from hose). There it was, my problem, not one(1) but two(2) bra wires stuck in the drain port, causing the float valve ball to be jammed and sending the message to the machine brain to shut down due to a blockage at the drain. Duh hench the code "LD". Somehow the bra wires made there way over the wash plate through the quarter size holes on bottom of wash basin and thorough the tank to the drain port. After reassembling the drain hose and washing machine, my wife has completed several loads of laundry and im on the hero status again. I sure hope this fix will help you get on the hero status and save you $145.00 or more.
Jul 08, 2008 |
Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer