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my kenmore Elite Calypso washer gets LD and OB codes and won't finish

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 10th, 2012

My Kenmore Elite Calypso washer agitates and does everything fine except rinse and spin asn I get LD and OB codes and it won't drain and finish. I read elsewhere this is a very.verty common problem with these machines.

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Manage My Life
I also have been experiencing the LD then OB error codes as well. I cleaned the pump out a few months ago and everything was fine for awhile, then slowly I started having the LD/OB errors again. If I ran an extended spin or addtional rinse and spin, that seemed to make the problem go away. Now these errors appear during every load. Following both diagnostic tests should I be getting codes if something is found to be wrong? Everything appears fine when the tests are completed.
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The LD error indicates a long drain which if the drain pump doesn't drain the water out will happen.

In the description you give you say the problem starts in the rinse cycle and you say it "won't drain and finish."

The drain pump must work. If there is no drain then the long drain error is legitimate and the OB out of balance error will likely follow.

If the drain pump works fine the LD problem can be the result of the pressure switch or pressure hose problem. The LD error occurs when the pressure switch doesn't see the water draining out and reset itself after 5 minutes.

The information in the image below will help you check the drain pump. The other test will check all components of the washer quickly without waiting for the entire cycle.

I have a suspicion that once the LD error is corrected the OB problem will take care of itself.

The drain pump is a good do-it-yourself project if it needs to be replaced. The 2nd image below will give you an idea of how to do this.

Remember to unplug the washer first.

If there are any additional details after the checks then I may be able to help you further.
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by Fred M
August 6th, 2010
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Error codes can be very intimidating you think there is a broken part and don't know how much it's going to cost or what the extent of the repair is. I researched your question and found two links that may assist you with the error codes you are experiencing. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!
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