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Wont drain says Ld

My washer wont rinse and spin the final cycle-it displaays-Ld-what does that mean?
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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem.  Can you run drain cleaner through to clean out the lines and pump

  • learjet35 May 21, 2009

    Same problem: Get the LD code. How do you clean the pump?

  • cheetah_fizz May 23, 2009

    I'm having similar problems getting "Ld" & "SL" errors. At the end of the washing cycles it seems do be having trouble draining. Water is draining from the hose I pulled a large amount of lint in the tank under the tub near the drain line, helped but still not enough. I'm going in deeper remove more parts & clean/inspect more. Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959KQ2

  • altowasher May 24, 2009

    My 6 year old Calypso will not drain. LD message, FL message, etc. over and over. I called the Sears My Home repair service, and waited 2 weeks for a repairman. When he looked at it after 15 minutes he said... new pump, new u-joint, new washplate. Estimated cost of almost $700 to fix the machine that cost almost $700 in the first place. Thanks, but no thanks. I emailed customer service and they suggested going back to the location we bought the appliance- the Sears Outlet. We did. The manager says, sorry, nothing we can do for you. No discount on another purchase, no offer of anything.

    I've now seen that LOTS of the new models of washers that have washplates instead of center post agitator are cropping up with similar issues. SO, my real question ito those who repair washing machines for a living....what's a better appliance to buy now? Thanks!




  • rdekn May 25, 2009

    i get a LD code and water will not drain.i'm a ASC master tech so I looked into it I found that change was lift in our cloths and would fall out.then work it to the water pump.it would lock up the pump,crack the housing,eat up the inpeller. now i need a new pump.our last washer was 15 yr old and worked fine this one is 2yr old

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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.

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I found that this washing machine has an electrical pump that drains the water, not like other machines that use the belt to turn the drum and also the pump at the same time. This motor is a low voltage motor/pump and anything that gets caught in the pump propeller will cause the draining to stop and bring up codes like Ld (long drain) Before calling in a service man try inspecting the pump first, tilt the machine to the side and take out as much water as possible, ideally you want all the water out of the machine. Next lay the machine on its side and remove the bottom plate, you will see four screws holding the black plastic pump housing onto the motor with the hoses attached to it (no need to remove the whole pump) remove the screws and you should be able to see inside the pump, if there is anything rapped around the pump shaft or propeller you will need to remove it. Replace the housing and make sure you secure the screws, replace the bottom plate and try the machine. hope this helps.


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One solution is to take off the drain hose and clean it or replace it with one without a backflow valve (looks like lips inside of the hose near bottom)

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Ld long drain ..probably need to clean pump

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