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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Hello there, Ok,
first check under the lid, there is a peg that goes into the top edge
of the washer. That is a switch. The idea between this is that it is a safetyfeature
for mostly kids, so that when the washer is on that high speed spin
cycle, that a child does not open up lid and stick there arm or hand in
and have it injured. Most washer are designed so that the washer will
only spin when the washing machine lid is down. So, of course you have
it down, but sometimes the lid might have got a little bent or warped.
So first try with lid down pushing down on lid while on spin cycle. If
still wont spin, most likely it is that switch that that peg goes into,
if you take a knife or flat head screw driver, with lid up on spin cycle
and push into that hole with the knife or flat head screw driver and do
not here a click when pushing it and releasing it, then you need to
replace that switch, it is pretty cheep, normally under 20 bucks and a
appliance store and when picking up the part they can tell you exactly
how to replace it yourself, it is pretty easy and only takes a few
minutes. Hope this helps. Mike
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..
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.