Calypso top loader, clothes getting stuck under the gasket
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 email@example.com if that is easier to communciate, I've not registered on this site, just browed the questions and am submitting this.
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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Yes, you can take it appart. Be advised that absolutely everything that was assembled, canb dissassembled as well. And to get your ID back, just get yourself some tools, and start dissassembling And look for it after screw or bolt taken off I can't give you any details, as even you are not sure where exatly it got stuck now, so just use common sence, and after you'll put it back together, we'll have another FixYa Expert with expertise about top-load washers.
I can assure you this IS a common problem. I can't tell you how many customers I have had in the past that complained about their Calypso's leaving the same marks on their clothing. The problem occurs because of the suction on the clothes as the washer extracts water from them during the final nunator cycle. The nunator is the wash plate that the clothes get caught in. The manufacturer's cure for this problem was to come up with a modified control board that reduces the final nunator time and minimizes the suction action on your clothing. The replacement control board part number is 8571359. I have ordered and installed this board on a few Calypso's. I'm surprised that nobody advised you of this in the past. If you call Whirpool back and they deny this, I got this information from them. It may be worth your while to contact them again to see if there is a recall on this and if they would cover the cost of the repairs.
I don't know of a "permanent" fix, but I do know that replacing the nunater (wash plate) may help. Especially, if the rubber around the edge is starting to crack or curl, creating areas where clothing can catch. This is a known problem with the Calypso. As I was instructed, the problem was attributed to an excessive nunator time at the end of the wash cycle. Such a vacuum was being generated that it was pulling clothing into the edges of the nunator, leaving rubber marks and/or clothes becoming lodged. The manufacturer modified the control board to reduce the nunator time to prevent this. I can provide you with a part number, but do not know if the manufacturer will cover the cost of replacment. If interested, let me know. Do you need advice on how to remove the nunator (wash plate)? Or, did my previous post explain this enough for you? Please post back if you require additional assistance.
on calypso the wash plate has a rubber seal around outside edge it can become distorted and have gaps ..replace entire plate gasket not separate and if you haven't already ckd the leveler/universal that moves the plateif has original it may be wearing and while you have it apart might be good idea to change it to head off future problems
Remove the center plastic cover with a little flat scre driver,
then remove six screw size 10 around
lift the round plastic base for you to remove the bedsheet.
VERY important qhe putting back the six screw to tigh them not 1,2,3,4,5,6 clockwise, go 1,3,5,2,4,6. Hope this help
The 'FL' is a flood code indicating there is too much water in the machine. What has probably happened, is a small article of clothing has gone under the washplate and is now stuck somewhere it the drain system, most likely in the pump. The control board change that was made may help a little, but not necessarily a cure all. If you are considering a new control, replace the washplate as well. I don't know how long you have had this machine but I do know you paid alot for it. I purchased one of these machines about 6 years ago and about 2 years later began having problems you described. I found it best to cut my loses and get a new plain agitator type top loader. Best thing I ever did. The Calypso was a great concept and does a great job when it works right. But this machine has been plagued with numerous issues from the beginning, causing may owners many sleepless nights not to mention laundry pile-ups..
The wash plate (or nunater) can be removed by following these instructions. It may seem like a lot, but the wash plate will not come out of the tub unless you follow the necessary steps:
1. UNPLUG THE WASHER.
2. Open the washer top. Look along the front seam of the washer where the top meets the front. There are a couple of retaining clips (about 2" in from each side) that you will need to push in on with a putty knife while gently lifting up on the top to get the top to release. Carefully open the top and lay it back against the wall in a resting position. Make sure you support the lid so it doesn't fall open when you tilt the top back.
3. Remove the tub ring. This is the plastic donut shaped ring that sits on top of the wash tub. There will be a tab on either side of the outer tub near the back that you can use a screwdriver to release the tub ring. The ring is filled with fluid and is used to balance the tub. So, if you hear liquid sloshing around, this is normal.
4. Remove the center cone from the wash plate. Use a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into any of the slots available along the sides. Gently pry until it pops off. I say "gently", but you may have to use a little muscle to get it to come off. Sometimes they stick. Once the center cone is removed there will be a series of nuts under it.
5. Remove the nuts and the wash plate should lift out. Be careful not to damage the gasket under it. Your clothing is probably tangled in the leveler under the wash plate. This leveler should have a key on it. The wash plate will only go back in with this key mating to a slot on it. So, remember how you took it off. In addition, when putting the wash plate back on, make sure you tighten the nuts in a cross pattern and evenly tighten them as you go. This will ensure the gasket seats properly.
Good luck to you and I hope this helps you.
PS Don't forget to put the tub ring back in.