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I have a Whirlpool Cabrio Washer. I am getting a Ld code ( drain clogged) however it is not clogged. I have not always used the HE recommended soap,at the onset of this problem the repair man said it was most likely a sensor in the main computer(suggesting replacing that part)or another sensor (which he also suggested replacing) do you have any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    I was getting the Ld error and the steps in the troubleshooting guide didn't help, so I took the final step which was to call and have a tech come out. Well, $65 just for the visit, and the guy wasn't even confident he knew the problem but estimated another $350 for him to try to fix the problem. Said it was either the drain pump, lower harness, or both... To make a long story short, I told him thanks for taking my money and not doing anything, then called whirlpool griping about their product burning out at 16 months (just 4 months after the warranty). My advise to everyone that owns the cabrio... get the technician's guide manuals for free by doing an internet search and diagnose and repair the machine yourself! I wish I had done the searching before wasting my money! Just waiting on parts now...

  • fblogun001 Aug 05, 2008

    my cabrio washer stop in washing cycle and shows ld, i have to restart it many times but still showing ld

  • jaimedb Oct 13, 2008

    I have been constantly getting an ld code on mine and it is only18 mos. old. I have been getting this code for about a month. I have been canceling the load and then after a couple hours it will start again and finish. Now it will not start a load at all. It is making noise as if it is trying to work but no water is filling and nothing is happening. It is still giving me the ld code when it stops. What can I do now. could it still be a clog?

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. Happened on the first day.

  • joy2angel Dec 01, 2008

    I have a different code poping up mine says LF it has done it for every load and when i try to cange it it still does it then the clothes come out all nasty looking. Does anyone know what the Lf code means?

  • abbyaaaa Jan 04, 2009

    I Followed the steps from Lumpy816 found a sock in the drain. Removed the sock put everything back together and still received the Ld error.

  • ashyn3 Mar 02, 2009

    I have a cabrio and have had a repair man out twice to fix this problem. There is a fuse under the washer that will go out. I'm going to call tomorrow for a thrid time because it's happened again.



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LD stands for Long Drain. It doesn't mean that the unit won't drain, it just means it's taking longer than it should. Any kind of restriction can cause the drain to slow. These are free steps you can follow before ever replacing any parts. Where the front panel and the top of the machine meet, there is a crack. When using a flashlight, you will see 4 items in this crack. 2 are green 2 are black. The black pieces are support studs, ignore them. The green one's are clips that hold the top to the front. Using a putty knife (easier) or a small flat head screw driver (a bit more difficult) push one of the green clips towards the rear of the machine while lifting on the top (warning they are very stiff). You can wrap the tool in a light cloth to help protect the finish, althought it may make the clips more difficult to remove. Only lift slightly (too far and it will bind on those support studs I told you about) Now press the clip on the other side and lift the top up.(now this is easier if you have a second person to hold up the lid while you work underneath. You will see your tub from a new perspective. First you will see a plastic ring around the top of the tub. Disconnect the green clamp on the hose towards the left rear using a pair of pliers or channel locks. The ring is held down with clips all of the way around the tub. By pressing down over each clip and pulling the clips slightly forward, you can remove the top ring. The rest is the easiest part. In the center of the basket, there is a small cap. Remove this with a small flat head
screwdriver. Remove the bolt (7/16") that is underneath the cap. Now lift the whole basket out. If your small items get too far (ie, the pump), remove the back panel. On the left hand side you will see a small black hose towards the botom. This connects to
the pump. Forign objects can lodge in here keeping it from draining also. If you disconnect the hoses, have something handy for all of the water to go into (large wet vac is usually the best). Drop the 3 #20 torx screws and the pump will come down
and you can remove the obstructions. Remove the drain hose (the thicker black hose from the back of the machine) out of the wall. Now re-insert it back in only 6" going into the drain. When they go in too far, the drain in your house that prevents odors from coming back out of your drain can cause a problem. Make sure to tie the drain hose down with a tie so it does not pop back out when the washer is draining/ spinning.

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I have a whirlpool cabrio that also had a LD code. The drain pump seemed to operate normally. I disassembled the washer but found nothing that was blocking the drain pipe or pump. After some online research I discovered there is an updated control board #w10189966 that has a reprogramming fix for many different false codes and it replaces at least 14 control panel model #'s. I found the cross reference list on I replaced my control panel about 2 months ago and have not had a problem since.

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First time we got the code, the machine would not continue to operate, even after multiple attempts. Had to disconnect the hose between the tub and pump and found it to be the wire from an under-wire bra that was stuck in there. How it got in there, who knows, but if it's strong enough to stop the pump in the washer, women should rest assured it's probably more than strong enough to accomplish its intended task.

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Clothes are soap stained

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most likely a clogged pump drain find it below the drum usually under a plastic lid bottom left if not under the lower panel below the door

find the 3 screws and remove the cover panel and clean the pump by twisting the pump valve cover counter clockwise

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  1. Make sure the pump and drain hose are clear of debris that would cause a blockage.
  2. Check the impeller on the drain pump and make sure its not wobbly or busted.
  3. Remove the tub hose from the pump to the tub and check it for blockage.
  4. Make sure the pump is running when and getting the proper voltage when it should be.
  5. If all the above checks out then replace the drain pump motor.

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Ur drain pump needs to be replaced. I just had this same issue with my whirlpool cabrio.LD means long drain.

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Here is what the manufacture says about LD -- my comments will follow

Long Drain
Ld flashes when the water level does not
change after the drain pump is on.
ô Is the drain hose or the drain pump clogged?
ô Is the drain hose height greater than 96"?
ô Is the pressure hose connection from the tub
to the machine/motor control pinched,
kinked, plugged or leaking air?

Phil's comments ---->

Almost always this code is due to a plugged drain pump or hose, it is especially common when washing a rug with a rubber backing that comes off or small articles like baby socks that get caught in the drain system of the machine. Depending on how adventurous you feel in taking this unit apart is your call, but due to the complexity of it I would recommend calling a service expert.

Just one guys opinion..

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LD code means the long drain.You may have something clogged in the pump or the pump would be bad.Tilt he washer back from front,remove panel underneath.This will give you access to the pump.

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Please see the following Whirlpool service manual for the Cabrio washer.$FILE/8178583.pdf

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• Is the drain hose height greater than 96˝ ?
• Is the pump running? If not, see TEST #7.

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