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I received an error on my Kenmore Elite Calypso washer of FL or could be F1 and I did not receive a manual with the washer to look it up. Can you help me fix this? Thank you

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The FL error code means:
Flood Condition: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

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

The problem could be caused by a blocked or bad water pump but also there is a back up valve or flap in the drain assembly that also sticks and some times causes problems with the FL Error code . If you remove the back up valve flap this can some times clear the problem.

There seems to be a lot of problems of this nature with this washer on the web. It seems there is aclass action law suit between the consumer and Whirlpoos/Kenmore. The phone number to call to get more information. 1-877-567-4297. There is also have a website to download the claim form http://calypsosettlement.com. Depending on when you purchased your machine you might be able to file a claim.

also if you don't qualify for that there is a replacement motor that was designed for the unit that works better than the old one but still seems to have trouble occasionally;-

The pump part number of the pump is 8054954. Here's a direct link:
http://www.partselect.com/PartSearchResult.aspx?PartNum=8054954
It's apparently easy to change the motor, so give it a shot. It's cheaper than a new washer (and partselect.com is even cheaper than Sears, who want $120 for a new pump... and another ~$100 to send someone out to install it!!).

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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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