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.
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Most washer under the lid you will see a peg of some sort that goes into a slot or hole on top face of washer. That is called a switch. It is designed to be a safety device, so when the washer is on that high speed spin cycle a child or not to smart adult does not open lid when washer is spinning at high speed. The switch is designed to only allow the machine to spin when lid is closed. It appears to me, which happens all the time, is from normal use, that switch might of Went out. Here is what you do to test it. Carefully!, have lid open and put washer on spin cycle and take a flat head screw driver in the slot where lid peg goes and depress screwdriver in slot, and listen as you put it in slot and release it, do it a few times, if you don't hear a clicking sound of like click, click, then switch is out and will not allow washer to spin. Switch then needs to be replaced which is cheap and pretty easy to do your self. With deal with that once you have determined the switch is working or not. Thanks mike
I have had this problem with two of my previous washers a top loader and front loader.Each time it was a faulty pump that drains the water from the tub after the wash cycle is complete. If the water does not drain from the tub the machine will not go to the spin cycle. Both of my washers were 5 or 6 years old when this occurred. If the washer is only 5 months old it should be under the manufactures warranty. Good Luck.
I had the exact same problem. The problem is that your fabric softener dispenser is clogged up with a lot of dried, sticky fabric softener. The flooding comes from the part of the cycle when water that is to be flushed through the fabric softener dispenser can't drain properly so it spills into the bleach dispenser and onto the top and into the lid gasket as well.
To remove the dispenser for cleaning, you need to open the top of the washer. (First pull it away from the wall.) Carefully pry off the little emblem in the front center of the washer lid. Then remove the screw. Then slide the top forward to you about a 1/2 inch and prop it up carefully.
You then need to remove both hoses that are attached to the bleach and fabric softener dispenser (part of the same unit). Then unsnap the combined unit from the washer top. Then clean all the gunk out by running it under scalding hot water in the laundry tub and swirling the gunk out. Don't attampt to remove the blue round fabric dispenser part from the unit.
Put it all back together and you're good until you clog it up again with too much fabric softener; maybe several years again.
pump stuck with the lint just tille the washer open 5 or 6 screws on the pump clean the lint wrap around the wheel pump it will fix the problem good luck.this machine is a lemon get sue by some other state the company make it already lost the case why they still sell in cali
check the lid switch. if it's loose, worn or broken washer won't drain/spin. try pushing down on the lid when it's stopped. switch is either on the right side visible with a small hole that a plastic activator on the lid itself or on some activated by the left hand rear hinge under the top and need the hinge tightened only..
You said,your 6 year old Kenmore elite top loader's wash plate doesn't seem to go
through its proper motions. When the lid is closed and the washer has
filled and the agitating cycle begins, you can hear a vibrating noise
as if the plate is trying to move on the gentle cycle, but when the lid
is opened, nothing has moved at all. The drain and spin work fine, and
the machine goes through an entire cycle without error messages, but
the clothes aren't clean. You said, you have heard a lot of horror stories of how
expensive these washers are to repair, so would like an idea of what's
wrong beforehand. Here are a list of common vibration noises
Noisy, vibrating, off-balance Is the washer level? Does the washer rock when pushed against the corners? The washer must be level. The front and rear feet must be in firm contact with the floor. Check that the locknuts are tightened. See “Level the Washer.” Is the floor flexing, sagging or not level? Flooring that flexes or is uneven can contribute to noise and vibration of the washer. A ³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) piece of plywood under the washer will reduce the sounds. See “Location Requirements.” Is the load balanced? Evenly distribute the load in the washer basket and make sure the height of the load does not exceed the top row of basket holes. See “Starting Your Washer.” Do you hear clicking or other noises when the cycle changes from washing to draining or spinning? When the drive system shifts or the washer basket settles between cycles you may hear noises that are different from your previous washer. These are normal washer noises. Is the washer gurgling or humming?
Is the washer level? The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. The washer must be level. The front feet should be properly installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs (if needed). See the Installation Instructions. Did you completely remove the yellow shipping strap with cotter pins? See the Installation Instructions. • Are the gears engaging after the drain and before spin, or is the upper part of agitator clicking during wash? These are normal washer noises.
Let me know if any of these are the solution! Huuum
The seal shouldn't be doing what you've described. It would probably be a good idea to replace it at this point if its causing you to have to run the washer through another spin cycle. I would recommend replacing the seal yourself to avoid the labor costs. It's a simple repair job and you can find the part you need at repairclinic.com as item #722572. Just type in your model number in the search menu. It costs about $15. I hope this helps you.
We're having the same problem. I too have checked everything and even lowered the water pressure in the event it was too high and shooting water over the detergent dispenser. I'm at a loss as to how to correct it. however, after reading all that was stated on ePinions.com, I'm regretting that I listened to Consumer Reports and bought the thing (although it's been one of the best washers/dryers we've owned although it's a little noiser than I was expecting). If anyone finds a solution in the next few months, please let me know otherwise when the thing starts falling apart, I'll probably get a new washer and dryer.