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..
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Hello there: It spins, but doesn't pumpIf
your washer spins but doesn't pump the water out, the drain line is
probably clogged. In many washers, a small sock or other piece of
clothing can get between the clothes tub and the outer tub that holds
the water. If the clothing gets between the tubs, it may then get into
the drain hose that's attached to the pump--or even into the pump
itself. If it's in the pump, you need to remove the hoses from the pump
and pull the item out.To
remove the sock from the outer tub port, open the washer's main access
panel and remove the large-diameter rubber hose that connects the pump
to the bottom of the outer tub. Then, using needle-nose pliers, try to
grab and remove the clothing through the port. Sometimes
you can't remove the stuck clothing from below. Then you have to remove
the agitator, top of the outer drum shield, and inner clothes tub. This
isn't easy to do--and you may need special tools--so you might be
happier getting a qualified appliance repair technician to do the job.If
the drain line isn't plugged, the problem may be with your pump. Even
if the pump appears to be turning, the internal impeller may be broken.
If so, you need to replace the pump.
Calypso...The pumps fail often. They have redisigned one that theres not as many problems with, but if you still have the original, this is deffinatly the problem. As far as clothes getting stuck, the U-Joints wear out and cause too much play allowing things to get stuck. Total for this repair parts + labor will usually run about 500-600. There was a class action lawsuit for this machine and they no longer make it.
Run the hottest & fullest cycle possible - without a load - and add a grease remover - like goo-gone. Fatty tissues build up inside the tub - and can be released on hot cycles if HOT wasn't used very often.
It is recommended to run a HOT load every 2 weeks or so to avoid these buildups and staining of clothes.
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hello......... “LD” stands for “long drain,” meaning it took an excessively long time for water to drain out of the washer. Common causes for this are kinked drain hose or clothing, like panties or socks, caught in the pump suction hose. Why, I’ve even heard of bra wires coming loose and getting stuck in that hose, collecting all sorts of gookus and pinching off the flow of water to the pump. Can you imagine? Yea verily, as surely as the Sacred Suds doth eternally pass my lips, the “LD” error code springs forth from such anomalies.
Have you checked the agitator? There may be sharp edges on the agitator blades. OR the towels may be getting stuck under the agitator and tub bottom. The agitator is supposed to suck the clothing down in the center and forcibly throw the clothing outwards against the tub. The cycle then repeats.