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OB error. Machine shuts off. could pumb be clogged?

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Off balance. If the control cant recover from an off balance situation then the control will brang the machine to a screechin halt and declare an off balance error. Open the lid and redistribute the clothing and press clear then retry. If the problem persist then one of the 4 support rods holding the tub up might be broken OR one of the 2 shock absorbing dampeners at the base might be broken or simply came loose. I have photos and a repair manual Here


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I keep getting the "ob" error. I've tried all the


The OB error might flash every few seconds when you put the machine through a test cycle, with or without water, and with or without any fabric in the tub. As frustration grows, stand at the back of the machine when the big back panel is still off. Notice that the OB error beeps and flashes just after the tub and water tank **** to one side. Realize that the drain pipe does more than one thing. In addition to carrying water, it anchors the tub and tank. The OB error occurs because the drain pipe is slack.

4. Stop the OB error by making the drain pipe taut. Put the drain pipe plate back in the back of the machine. Pull the drain pipe taut. Slide the ring on the corrugated ridges until the ring is flush with the plate.

5. Most hoses and inlets that can clog are visible when the machine is upright and the big back plate is removed. They are also visible when the machine is tilted backward and the bottom plate is removed. Either way, the clamps that hold the hoses to the inlets are difficult to get at with a wrench; and they are too sharp and strong to squeeze by hand. If necessary, use a hammer to whack the hose clamps so they go where you can reach them with a wrench. Be sure to leave the clamps accessible when you put the machine back together.

6. Hoses and clamps that can't be reached through the bottom, can probably be reached through the front of the machine after the front wall is removed.

7. The front wall of the machine can be removed after the top of the machine is removed. Use a wide chisel or putty knife to remove the top. Insert the chisel under the top near the two clamps that hold the top down. The clamps are inside. Use a flashlight to locate them through the **** under the top.

Dec 24, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso Washer stopped working


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.

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Jul 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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There is water leaking out of a piece of plastic in the back of the washing machine it will not go any further than 23 minutes we keep getting the message ld and ob


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.

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Jun 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVM9959K Top Load Washer

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WATER DOESN'T DRAIN OUT OF WASH TUB. Discovered and removed bra wire and clog from riser tube. Display reports out of balance "ob" during spin cycle, yet there is no laundry in tub. More clog somewhere? ...


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.

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Jul 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Ob keeps comoing on even if no clothes in machine


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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Mar 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Machine is about 7 years old and gets stuck in one cycle, will not drain. Recieved code CA, LD and OB. Machine is stuck and won't drain!


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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Jan 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Kenmore/Whirlpool Off Balace ob code problem with empty machine


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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I have an error message that reads ob. I have an


OB MEANS OFF BALANCE if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-blance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display ob. 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. hope this helps.

Oct 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso Washer troubleshooting


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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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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