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Q:

Why is my calypso elite washer getting stuck in spin/drain cycle with 13 minutes remaining? No error codes..

A:

You did not indicate how long your allowing the washer to run when it appear to be stuck at 13 minutes. The time remaining is an estimated time and there will be times that it will sit and run and not count down. Based on your symptom it sounds like the washer is running a Suds Lock Detection and cleanup procedure at which time it's not going to count down. If you do not interrupt the cycle it should eventually display "SL".

Suds detection is done based on motor current ramp-up. This requires a 90-sec. duration for this step. If suds are detected, the suds cleanup algorithm runs, then the detection algorithm runs again. This is repeated up to 3 times. If the suds are not cleared by the end of the iterations, the unit remains in pause mode with an “SL� (Suds Locked) error code on the display.

The motor controller senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If a potential suds lock is detected, the control tries up to 3 times to clean out the unit with a mini-cycle. See Use and Care Guide for more information. “SL� is displayed if suds are detected but the unit is unable to clean out suds. This may indicate a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent or excessive suds. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Based on your symptom you may be using too much detergent or using non He detergent. Letting the washer sit allows the suds to turn back into liquid. The washer could also have a friction issue with the drive mechanism causing high current draw providing you are not using too much HE detergent or non HE detergent.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 20, 2010
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Frankie Beckwith: Based on your current issue it sounds like it may have friction issue with the spin shaft or u-joint assembly. A Calypso washer has many mechanical moving parts and your model washer should be diagnosed by a service technician with the knowledge and skills needed in order to repair your washer. You may even want to think about replacing the washer rather than having it repaired.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 18, 2011
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Why did my Kenmore Elite washer stop working?

A:

The full model number of your washer is on the model number plate of your unit. It would be in the format like the one in your detail (110.22062102). The owner's manual covers several different models. The last 4 digits of the model number pertain to colors and other details of the model. The "*" indicates that the owner's manual applies to all model numbers that begin with 110.2206 and 110.2408.

I included technical information below pertaining to your problem of no display lights even though the washer has power. Make sure that you have at least 110 volts of 60 Hz AC power supplied to the washer. Low voltage can cause problems with the control boards in the washer. The technical information supplied below should help a technician diagnose the current problem that you are having with the washer. This information is intended for technicians. I recommend having a technician use the information to diagnose your failure. Live voltage checks recommended in this technical information should only be conducted by a technician with the proper equipment and expertise to safely make the check.

You can order a hard copy of the tech sheet for this washer from the Sears PartsDirect website www.searspartsdirect.com . The part number for the tech sheet is 8530142. There is not a repair manual available for this washer. The tech sheet provides most of the information needed for a technician to diagnose and repair the washer.

If you need more technical help with this repair, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2008
Q:

Replacing a burner on solid surface Sears range

A:

You could have a failure in the infinite burner switch for that element or a bad simmer select control board that would prevent the burner from heating. I provided a wiring schematic in the image below for that burner. I recommend that you turn the burner on and see if the "element on" indicator light works. If it does, this indicates that the burner switch contact from L1 to P is working. This will often indicate that the L1 to H1 contact is also working so that the burner is getting the L1 leg of power that is traced in red. If that "element on" indicator light is working, see if the "simmer indicator" light turns on when you press that button. This will further verify that you have the L1 leg of voltage supplied to that burner. If the simmer indicator light illuminates then the circuit traced in blue is okay. If that light does not turn on then you could have a bad infinite burner switch or a bad simmer select control board. That simmer select control board has a relay contact that supplies the L2 leg of power to the infinite switch and burner. That circuit is trace in green. If the L2 leg is missing, the burner will not heat. I recommend that you unplug the range and check that simmer select control board for a burned spot or apparent damage. You can also check the wiring connections. To fix this burner heating problem, you will probably need to replace the infinite burner switch (part 316436001) or the simmer select control board (part 316429301).

This failure can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and repair since there are several components in that burner circuit. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2011