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Whirlpool calypso washer tub shakes and rattles

I have a Whirlpool Calypso washer that is giving me major headaches. The tub itself starts to shake rather violently and the machine stops. So I went through all the schematics and took it all apart, only to find that there is a 4" tapered nut under the tub that had corroded and snapped! Now the weird thing is that this particular part is NOT listed on the parts list and I cant find it anywhere!! The whirlpool people only gave me the answer that they don't make anything from this famously discontinued item. Please help!!

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Whirlpool , simpson , westinghouse are all in the same manufacture house
you problem sounds like the tub suspension rod air dampers have failed
replace these rods and the tub is more stable
at the bottom end where the rods go through the mounts is a plastic cylinder that has a moving piston and spring inside ' the tip section of the plastic breaks free and then there is no air dampening effect
you will have to remove the top of the machine to get to the upper ends to replace the rods
cosy for 4 rods is around $90.00 AUD and can be got from the service agent spares

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Try repairclinic.com or appliancepartspros.com

Posted on May 07, 2017

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SOURCE: whirlpool calypso washine machine

Skeet, verify you have 120vac to connector P-16 pins 2 and 4. If you don't have the power, check breaker, outlet, line filter, cord itself. If you do have that power, go to P-1 on the motor control board (left one), you should have 120vac across it's 2 terminals. If not it's probably the main board. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Oct 09, 2006

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SOURCE: washer gets ld code

The ld fault is a long drain error. Check your drain pump reservoir and drain hoses for clogs. Removing the agitator in my opinion would be unnecessary. Unplug your machine and remove the back panel. There should be a drain pump reservoir at the bottom under the wash basin. They are notorious for collecting lint and hair and can obstruct the drain flow. You can also squeeze along the drain lines and feel for obstructions. To access the drain pump itself, its easier to remove the front panel. You will need to release the two metal hold down clips located under the front lip approx. two inches from either side. You need a putty knife to push in on the clips and lift on the top front at the same time. Once you have the top released, lift up and remove two screws holding the front panel. The front panel should pull away leaving an open access to the inside cabinet. The drain pump is located on the lower right-hand side of the wash tub at the very bottom of the unit. You can easily remove the two drain lines at the pump and check for obstructions there as well. Again, unplug the unit before servicing the pump. I hope this helps.

Posted on May 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Calypso kenmore elite - problems trying to wash a load

This is usually a symptom of a bad motor control board which located under the console. I had the same problem. You can open the console by removing the three screws in the back and lifting from the rear first. The console will pop off. In addition, if you look along washer top front edge in the seam there is a retaining clip about 2 inches in from each side. Using a putty knife, push in on each clip while lifting and the top should pop up. There will be a tech sheet affixed to the front wall of the washer between the wash tub and case. This tech sheet will give you all the guidance necessary on how to perform tests to prove whether or not the motor controller is at fault, or if the pump is at fault. I believe you may have a motor controller problem, though. Another possibility is getting something caught in the drain pump reservoir. This could binding the pump. Let me know if any of this is helpful to you.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool calypso washer

Code LS=Lid Switch. I had the same problem and found that if you pressed down firmly on the lid when closing I would not get the LS code. An uneven load will sometimes cause enough vibration to the lid to stop the washer and display the LS code again. Just lift lid and press down firmly again and start. Eventually I will open it up and adjust the switch.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Buy a new machine. We purchased ours from Sears 4 years ago, thank goodness we purchased the extended warranty, as Sears has been out numerous times to repair. In January 08, Sears replaced the pump only after they forced us to sign a waiver before they would even touch it, because my washing machine sits in a drain pan and they didn't install the drain pan. We signed the waiver (I need my washer) and the tech destroyed the drain pan and my my floor, basically she forced me to give her permission to do so. February 08 the extended warranty expired, June 08 the pump quit working again and Sears only warrantys part replacement for 90 days. BTW - the previous Whirlpool calypso model and Kenmore had a class action suit against them. Sounds like the newer models owners should do the same. Sears techs even told us to get rid of it. We bought a new one from Home Depot...

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