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Whirlpool/Kenmore Calypso Washing Machine FL code - (Overfill problem, and yes, there is water laying in the washing machine. This problem was caused by washing an old bath rug. Bits of the rubber backing came away in tiny pieces. I believe a bit of the rubber got jammed in the pump housing and seized the pump impeller. How do I take this machine apart, locate the pump impeller in order to clean it out?

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Not overfill since no water overtop just switch detecting too much water...lean washer back remove 3 screws holding bottom panel on newer pumps have torx screws in bottom id any way possible remove a much water as possible first may try leaning washer foward after removing bottom panel remove the screws in bottom of pump and clean..older pumps were harder to clean and replacement was easier but more expensive..new style comes with motor attached

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FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

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