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Kenmore Elite Washer with Calypso Model # 110-22062100

A week ago, two pieces of clothing were stuck in the bottom of the tub, between the rubber gasket and the wall. Had to call a repair technician, who yanked it out and told me that my machine had too long of a "fluff" cycle (30 seconds) instead of the newer model fluff cycle of 8 seconds, and so this will continue to happen unless I replace the control board at a cost of $350.
Now, i did 4 loads of wash, as usual, and in the fourth load, I heard two beeps, and saw a message flash of "FL". The machine would not respond to a cancel, nor to my disconnecting it, nor to my resetting the circuit breaker.
Another call to the service people and they told me that based upon my first service call, I should order the new control board, and that may be the problem. If it is not, I am stuck with the cost for that plus whatever else to repair the machine. There is about 2 inches of water standing in the bottom of the tub. What should I do next? Help! Thank you. Pat L.

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The 'FL' is a flood code indicating there is too much water in the machine.
What has probably happened, is a small article of clothing has gone under the washplate and is now stuck somewhere it the drain system, most likely in the pump.
The control board change that was made may help a little, but not necessarily a cure all. If you are considering a new control, replace the washplate as well.
I don't know how long you have had this machine but I do know you paid alot for it. I purchased one of these machines about 6 years ago and about 2 years later began having problems you described. I found it best to cut my loses and get a new plain agitator type top loader. Best thing I ever did.
The Calypso was a great concept and does a great job when it works right. But this machine has been plagued with numerous issues from the beginning, causing may owners many sleepless nights not to mention laundry pile-ups..

Regards;
reg501
The FixYa Team

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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