Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Had the ld code i checked the discharge hose and replaced .

After replacing hose I thought maybe that was problem since washer could not reach its operating water leval but I now found that there maybe another problem because now it won't discharge any water. any suggestions would be a great help. I do have the front cover off next I plan on taking the bottom
off to check out the pump and other lines for blockage.
Thanks again,

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I experienced many LD's over the years with my whirlpool calypso. My non-technical solution (not recommended but it usually worked) was to push an electrical "fish tape" down the discharge hose trying to dislodge some debris. That process was successful about 90% of the time.

Perhaps the better solution is to take the back off and look at what I believe is a check valve contraption. That piece has about four hoses that attach to it. What I recently did was remove the hose on the left side as you face the back of the washer (closest to the back wall of the washer). I then found a suitable instrument that I could shove into the valve assembly and hook onto the big clump of debris that had collected in the valve assembly. By the time I was done there was about a baseball size clump of lint and hair and who knows what............but the washer did drain freely after that ............(until the U-Joint failed).

Bought an LG.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why 4E error code keep appearing on my Samsung washing machine

The 4E error indicates that the washer hasn't detected enough water coming into the unit. The problem could be in your incoming water line (low water pressure), the washer hoses, the inlet valves, or the sensors that detect the length of time to reach a specific amount of water in the washer. It can even be caused by having the outlet hose positioned too low in the discharge pipe or sink.

First check the obvious possibilities: make sure that the shut-off valves have been opened. If you hear water running into the washer and then into the discharge plumbing after a few minutes, raise the end of the discharge hose to a level above the washer fill level.

Shut-off the incoming water and remove the washer fill hoses. Place a bucket under the hoses and open the shut-off valves. Check that you have good water pressure; the washer is looking for the tub to fill in about 8 minutes. Then turn off the water. Clean the filters in the hose at the shut-off valves and the ones inside the washer at the inlet valve. You may want to replace the washer fill hoses; some anti-flood hoses will constrict if they detect a leak and limit the water pressure.

If the water flow at the hoses is good and isn't exiting the washer, then the problem is either the inlet valve or the water flow sensor. Does any water reach the tub? If it doesn't, check the inlet valve and make sure that it is getting the proper electrical signal from the control unit. If water is reaching the tub, then the problem in the flow sensing system. Some washers use an air tube that helps check the pressure in the system. If this tube is leaking or clogged, the sensor will give incorrect messages. Other systems have a small switch that moves as the water passes through the inlet valve. This can fail.

There can be other problems that give the same symptoms. If you post the model number of your washer, I may be able to point you to the correct diagnostic steps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 04, 2015 | Samsung Washing Machines

3 Answers

Problems with Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer - getting the LD error code when starting a load of wash. Other issues before the LD error are 1) seems like there's always alot of lint on the...

The "LD" error code has resulted in a service call for me once. I watched what the service man did and he took the panel off of the bottom of the machine (3 - 5/16" screws) and then the drain assemply is in the rear of the unit. You must drain with a low height pan such as a dish drain pan. Then he found an wire from an underwire bra in there. This was the problem. $150 later we were good to go. This has happened twice since and I was able to remove this myself. Just be careful and take your time.

Nov 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Calypso washer - LD Code - clothes still wet

The code on your machine stands for 'Long Drain'. Ld flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets. I would bet that the bath mats left a bunch of stuff stuck in the recirculation pump hose, or pump itself, and the water cannot be drained fast enough. Check the intake and exit hoses of the recirc pump. It's easiest to get to the pump through the front panel of the machine(click here). Looks like this: click here. Hope this helps.
(Definitely get under there and check to make sure the pump hoses are not clogged. At $129 it's an expensive fix for a $10 bath mat that clogged up the hose with fuzz. 'know what I'm sayin'' :o) )


BTW, I have the maintenance manual & have experience at replacing the recirc. pump, control board, motor board, touchpad, & lid switch so far.

Jul 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

5 Answers

Calypso washer gives error code Ld or ob. won't finish load or drain

Ld=Long drain. If it takes longer than five minutes to drain the water the operating pressure switch resets. Most common problem associated with this code is a clogged or failing water pump and hoses.

ob=Off balance. Open the lid and redistribute the clothes evenly around the tub, close lid and press the start button.

Jul 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

14 Answers

Cabrio Washer LD error code

Is there water in the bottom of the tub? If yes then open back of washer and remove drain pump (on left side) and pull off of tub and clear whatever is blocking its impeller.
If the water is all gone and drained but pump stays on for several minutes and then gives "LD" fault then open back and check the small clear tube that is attached to the tub. Make sure is not blocked with debris and check tube and tub for anything that could block the small clear tube. If these are ok then remove 3 screws in back of the control panel, pull open control panel and check the clear tub all the way up from the tub to the washer controller board (computer) make sure it is not kinked or disconnected. If not then the problem is most likely the pressure sensor on the (computer). This unit will have to be replaced.
You can test the sensor by doing the following: 1. When the "LD" fault comes on start by pressing the pause button. then pull the clear tube off of the computer board. Then attach a tight fitting drinking straw over the sensor. Press the start button and wait for 60 seconds - If the washer does not start the spin cycle on its own after the 60 seconds then **** on the drinking straw that you attached to the pressure sensor earlier. The sucking action should reset the sensor thus telling the computer that the water is drained and it will start the spin cycle. Just remember if you have to do this to get the washer to spin - that means the sensor is damaged most likely from moisture traveling up the tube over time. The computer board will need to be replaced. I believe it costs $205 without shipping. Hope this helps.

Oct 13, 2008 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

2 Answers

Discharge hose

I thought I needed a specific hose from Malber, but I was able to use a generic hose from the hardware store.

Apr 05, 2008 | Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer

1 Answer



Mar 28, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

2 Answers

Code LD

* The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Jan 16, 2008 | Kenmore 22062 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Calpso washer

I had a similar problem twice and botht time the culprit was a loose bra wire that had found it's way down to the discharge area prior to the drain outlet. It was interfering with the check valve ball and causing the error message. I removed one of the hoses and reached in with a needle nose pliers tos snatch the loose wire. I hope this helps. Tom

Sep 15, 2007 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer Logo

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

prem mathew

Level 3 Expert

662 Answers


Level 3 Expert

74269 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides