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OL (overload) stops cycle, every load of wash.

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Washer fills doesnt wash drains then goes to spin cycle on my cabrio whirlpool washer

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I presume it is not overloaded each time (!) so try the following ;-0)

It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • pdevivi Mar 23, 2011

    Thanks for the tip John C. I checked it out and everything is secure and level, still no go. Internal suspension as in what? Any ideas appreciated!

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SOURCE: Keep getting the overload message "OL"

Try unplugging for 12 hrs before reconnecting
If the problem continues then the controler board is damaged and will need to be replaced.


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SOURCE: i am getting an over load code on my kenmore washing machine.

OL error means the Motor Controller has sensed an Overload.

The oL code means the motor control board is struggling to power the motor up. If it recurs after removing some clothes - usually this means a new motor control.... or worse - a new bearing.

If it were a problem with the tub floating up, the unit would spin instead of nutate.

Bearing failure in this machine is very common.

I suspect the drive shaft and bearing are the problem. The bearing and shaft are part of the outer tub.

The new outer tub with bearing W10128830 cost approximately $197 dollars.

If you can get access to the shaft it may be an Emory cloth will help smooth things down so that you no longer get the OL code.

This is an ambitious do-it-yourself project... as most appliance repairmen don't understand how this machine operates.




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SOURCE: my Whirlpool Cabrio top loading

The sensing is done by measuring the motor amp draw. If the motor amp draw is high that is an indication of a heavy loaded washer which could cause the motor to overheat OR too much soap being used, OR the wrong soap being used, OR something between tubs. If you is getting an OL and the clothes is not the problem then you may have an item lodged between the tubs. You must remove the inner tub and get that thang outta there. Cabrio service manual
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SOURCE: whirlpool cabrio WTW6400SW3 keeps showing oL. During the wash cycle, it jumps from wash to spin (no rinse cycle) and then it runs for a bit and then it stops and I get the oL readout. It has done thi

have you tried cleaning the filter it is computor is reading heavy load try cleaning filter see if it resets if if does not you will have to call a repair man to reset your computor

Posted on Nov 21, 2011

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The oL warning comes on, just after the machine fills with water then it clicks through the cycles the water drains and the oL signal comes on. This even happenens when the clean cycle is operating.


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"oL" flashes when you got too dang many clothes in there. 18 pounds dry weight per load is what I go by. If the load is fine you could have an item of clothing in between tubs not allowing basket to engage.

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Code ol


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Error OL means overload. oL flashes when the machine/motor control detects a load size that exceeds the washer's capacity. To clear the error open the door lid and restart the cycle by removing excess laundry. If error doesn't clears then unplug the washer for 5-10 minutes and check. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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What does it mean when the machine gives an oL sign when starting the wash cycle?is it a quick fix and how much will it cost? It is a top load whirlpool cabrio washer.


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error oL means overloaded and it flashes when the machine/motor control detects a load size that exceeds the washer’s capacity. To clear this error you’ll have to open the door lid to clear display, remove excess laundry, then restart the cycle. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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It gets through to the 40 minute part of a cycle and shuts off and unlockes door and has ol code


This kind of problem is usually when the final spin is overloaded and the overload sensor stops the spinning. But, this can also happen during the spinning at end of wash cycle. Does this shut-down occur every time? If not, then it is your load that is too much. If it happens every time, then it is most likely the overload sensor. The electronic timer could be the problem (they are more flukey than the mechanical timers) but usually you will not see OL if the timer itself is at fault. Good luck, Macgivor.

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