KENMORE CALYPSO WASHER 110.2206 Won't Drain

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Old 12-15-09, 08:34 PM
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KENMORE CALYPSO WASHER 110.2206 Won't Drain

I just bought a home "as is" with a Kenmore Calypso already installed. The washer gives me an "LD" - long drain - error code. User manual states this is a cinked or clogged drain error. I pulled the drain hose off the wall drain to make sure it wasn't clogged. I found that if I put the drain hose in a bucket on the floor, the washer will drain by gravity. But it won't drain when connected to the wall drain. The wall drain is maybe 4' off the floor, well within mfg limit.

The washer DOES spin if I have the drain hose on the floor in the bucket.

Is there a pump that may be malfunctioning?
 
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Old 12-16-09, 05:02 AM
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Tilt washer back against wall and take off bottom panel, Water pump is back r. r. with 2 hoses on it. IF Pump has 2 spring clips holding it on motor it will need to be replaced with a new pump and motor assy. If pump body is held on by 4 torex screws than it can be taken apart and cleaned out. Let us know how it turns out. There is a tech sheet in front panel reached by pushing 2 spring clips back. I use a thin putty knife. I think clips are about 6 inches from sides, Push clips back and lift top up. Don't spend a lot of money on washer it has many known problems.
 
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Old 12-16-09, 05:10 AM
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if you are lucky you can disassemble the pump and clean out the obstruction. leaned her back against the wall and remove the bottom panel. if it has the old style pump with two retainer clips the splines could be stripped out on the pumps input shaft also.

if that doesnt work you need to remove the basket to clean out the check valve ball area. you will need a special spanner nut tool to do this. of course sometimes the basket is seized to the basket drive and wont come out.

my advice is to try to clean the pump, if that doesnt work toss that piece of crap of a washer off a bridge, not worth spending money on. many, many known problems. google calypso and problems
 
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Old 12-16-09, 11:15 AM
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Forgot To Mention...

Thanks to both of you. I forgot to mention that when I bought the house, the washer was uninstalled and in the garage (old owner was on the verge of foreclosure and was going to take it with her).

Anyway, I had my movers haul it up two flights of stairs to the bedroom level. They were not very careful. Is it possible I damaged a sensor or switch in the move that may cause the pump not to function?
 
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Old 12-16-09, 01:02 PM
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Would this work?

Rather then spend money on a new pump, I was considering tapping the wall drain at floor level and letting gravity drain the washer.

Think this would work?
 
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Old 12-16-09, 03:27 PM
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No to both of your questions, Floor drain the washer will always drain and never fill up. Washer would of had to have been dropped on consul to cause your problems, Check pump first, Get tech sheet it will tell you how to run pump to check. Not a very popular washer in the repair area, Might make a good boat anchor
 
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Old 12-17-09, 09:35 AM
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Fixed It

Beer 4U2 It was the pump. Pulled the two hoses off and fished out the string that had wound itself around the blades.

Thanks everyone! Given the reputation of my washer, I'm sure I'll be back.
 
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