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Calypso top loader, clothes getting stuck under the gasket

Hey there.

Saw some of your posts, but can't be sure I"m finding the right one for the issue I'm having hence this note.

I have on eof the original calypso washers, and it's been pretty solid and reliable over the years. The last 6 months tho it's been "eating" parts of my clothes, items such as sweat pants or shirts that have a "slippery" side to them, they partially slip between the outer gasket ring of the agitator and ball up under the agitator mech. Part in, part out. So I have to try and wiggle them and otherwise slide them around the agitator until they free up and that often damages them. So I'm looking for the way to fix that problem. Not sure of hte parts or what might be the procedure, any help would be greatly appreciated!! My regular email is longball.launcher@gmail.com if that is easier to communciate, I've not registered on this site, just browed the questions and am submitting this.

Thanks,

Mike

According to the handbook and the machine, it's model 110.21062000, Type 170. I couldn't find that in the product list

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  • Wiki_Rookie Sep 23, 2008

    Since the parts are quite expensive individually, and as a rookie I could end up chasing the wrong problem, I'm going to go ahead and initiate a service call. Hurts to pay for that when I've already taken it apart to see the guts but rather than sink twice as much as need by by buying extra parts, thought it the best path forward. Your help was greatly apprciated tho and things like this, wow, it's what makes the web so useful!!



    thanks!!

  • fixiter Sep 28, 2008

    I have a Calypso model: 11022064100. I've already replaced the pump and motor and ordered an inner washplate
    and ujoint. I removed the outer washplate.
    searspartsdirect calls this part the inner washplate;
    I've seen this also called the inner dome.
    How do I remove the
    inner washplate ( inner dome?). Any help would be awesome!

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I would recommend replacing the main (outer) wash plate. Sometimes the edges of the plate become worn with age and can catch on clothing. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1065026-calypso_nunater_removal

You may not have to use all the steps mentioned, but it will give the advice necessary to complete any repairs you may require. The link also mentions where you may obtain parts. I hope you find this helpful. If you still experience problems, please post back and let me know.

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