Like any appliance, the Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and the Maytag Bravos Washer come with their own unique problems. When something puts an extra load on the wash motor, it causes the drive motor to draw too much current. The control board senses this, and throws the “oL” code, which stands for “overload.”
This means the electronic circuitry thinks something is causing the motor to overload and draw more current than motor should be drawing. Please note that we said the control board “thinks” this is happening. The overload condition could be an internal issue, such as too heavy a load, or you might just have something under the machine catching the motor. It is very unlikely anything big enough to cause problems would actually find its way under the machine, so chances are there has been a mechanical, or an electrical failure. In theory, the load sensing circuitry could fail, and throw the error code, even if the motor is not overloaded.
Tearing into a Cabrio/Baravos washer, once it has bound up enough to throw the ol error code, can often prove to be an extremely tricky task, and should only be attempted by someone with the proper experience and tools. Attempting to disassemble this machine, once it has become bound up, could result in damage to one of the tubs, as well as the motor.
At Liberty Appliance, we have developed our own techniques, and have special tools that allow us to disassemble the washer, and figure out what is causing the “oL” error code.
Liberty Appliance is the best appliance company you can turn to, for appliance repairs, on all complex high-tech appliances, and washers, such as the Whirlpool Cabrio Washer. We can fix all issues on the Bravos/Cabrio Washers and Dryers, as well as all other high-efficiency machines. Give us a call, and set up an appointment with a friendly, knowledgeable appliance repairman today, and quickly get your Cabrio Washer, or your Maytag Bravos, back to working condition.