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My washer gives an error code of uL everytime we use it. What can it be?

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The tub and drum are locked on the shaft and will not unlock, you can tell if the tub and wash plate rotate together and the drum keeps trying to unlock by jiggling back and forth. This means the tub is stuck on the shaft and needs a bearing kit, I don't know how long this job takes as I have not done one yet but I will find out in the morning as I have one of these to repair, I will let you know how much of a job this is after I have done the job, god help me, I am really not liking cabrilos at all.

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Unbalance Load

uL is displayed when the machine/motor control detects an off-balance load, and is steady on while the washer runs a mini-cycle to rebalance the load.
Display clears if mini-cycle successfully rebalanced the load.
If the mini-cycle is unsuccessful, uL will flash until the door lid is opened, allowing the customer to view and redistribute
the load.

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You may only be running a few items and that will cause it to spin out of balance. Try a full basket of like weight clothing. Be sure to check the drain should only be inserted into the wall or drain about 6-8 inches or it will pull water back in the machine causing this problem. That is a very common issue.
Use 2-3 tbsp of liquid detergent or below line one on powder in this unit as it uses very little water. Use only detergent labeled as HE detergent or you will get foamy water and the pump, bearings, seals will fail. Usually that will result in a loud whining noise or the sound of a train/jet in the laundry room!

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UL error means unbalanced load, If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open lid and redistribute the load then close lid and press START. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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You can try to clear the Error Codes;
  • Unplug the washer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Disconnect the U.I. (touch pad).
  • Plug the washer back in for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Unplug the washer.
  • Plug the U.I. back in and then plug the washer back in. Codes should then be cleared.
Most of the time if no mechanical faults can be found the CCU (Central Control Unit) needs to be replaced. I would recommend running the diagnostic cycle first (see image below).
This is a very labor intensive do-it-yourself project, it involves extensive tear down of the washer. If you are not already sure you can perform these checks safely and competently, refer this work to a qualified professional. Working with live electrical current can be very hazardous and possibly deadly. Testing voltage output requires working with electrical current. Do not attempt these measurements without the proper tools and safeguards. First you will need to see if the washer gives that "UL" error while running the washer empty. Start a load with nothing in the washer. If the "UL" error comes up there is a mechanical issue or bad CCU. If the "UL" error does not come up there is most likely a loading issue. A common problem that causes a "UL" error is mechanical friction. I.e. something keeping the basket from moving as designed. You will need to remove the basket from the tub. I have included an illustrated set of instructions (See below). Check between the basket and tub for foreign objects such as socks or other small laundry articles.

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