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

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.

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Manage My Life
my washer does the same thing, typically I run express wash and what happens is the load times out every time at about 14-16 minutes with a ob error, I open the lid and restart and the time does not change and eventually in and endless loop of ob errors. Then I try to start the load over and I get an LD error at about 22 min. By this point the water level has increased and the water is not draining. I have drained the machine twice by pulling out the drain hose. I have replaced the hose with no success, I have removed the pump and the pump has no obstructions and spins fine. I don't think the drain motor is bad because it is spinning during the spin process, the water does not drain though. I talked to someone at sears parts and they think it might be a water level switch. Right now I don't know what else to do, can someone help please. My model number is 22062101, Kenmore Elite Calypso.
by Manage My Life
August 17th, 2012
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Manage My Life
hi, mine's doing the same thing while empty, and not fully draining. i'd love to find out why
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2010
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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 3,489 community points in Kenmore
February 11th, 2009
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