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Why does my Kenmore Elite Calypso washer have a error code of OB?

by Manage My Life
February 11th, 2009

First it flashed the error code LD and I cleaned lint out of the pump. The LD code stopped but now it has error of OB.

Kenmore , Washers
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Fred M
The OB error is an out of balance error.

The OB error comes up when the motor controller detects an unrecoverable out of balance condition.

Open the lid and redistribute the load and try again. The

lid must be open after this error appears

before the washer will continue the cycle.

Usually this error is a once in a while error that only comes up with the occasional out of balance situation.

Check if the machine is level if the OB error comes up all the time. Small loads or loads with only one item can also cause this error.

If this only started after the LD error then check the suspension system. It's possible that when you tilted the washer over to clean out the pump one of the shocks came dislodged.

See image below on how to lift the top to look underneath.
by Fred M Earned 3,300 community points in Kenmore
February 11th, 2009
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