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Calypso Washer -- Water Under Lid, under washer and spin cycle vibration

Have had this unit a few years and has been working well til a few months ago. First I notice that when I open the lid to remove clothes, there's water pooled under the top lid in back -- I usually use a cloth to quickly grab as much water as I can before it hits the newly spun clothes. Before that I was noticing water in the rinse cup. Also have noticed that there is moisture/a little water under washer in back left corner (haven't pulled out to see if it's on the right corner as well). Lastly, in some spin cycles (not all) it tends to really make loud noises as if unbalanced but it is not (usually when doing full loads of clothing). Is this all connected or different possible problems? BTW yes I do a LOT of wash daily and often stick throw rugs, blankets, etc. in there so I know I'm rather rough on washers in general. Also have a multi-pet household (thus the large amounts of washloads).

Would rather fix this either before it totally breaks as I don't look forward to spending another $1200 for a washer that will wind up doing the same in a few years as well.

Thanks!!!

Lisa

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  • jrlupo Oct 06, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I also notice that there is wqter in the bleach dispenser and some fabric softener left in the dispenser.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. When you recommend opening the top you mean to take off the top of the unit to check hoses?

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Check the rinse hose under the top of the machine. need to open the top, not the lid, there are hoses there that could be split allowing water to spray incorrectly'

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This happen to me and the Sears service guy knew what the problem was right away. It was that the fabric softener dispenser was clogged up, only took a few minute to clear it out.

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