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Problem with my Whirlpool Calypso. When I open the washer at the end of the cycle, lots of water pours off the lid on to the clothes and water is in the bleach dispenser and the fabric softner dispenser. Do I need a repair man?

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This is common with this model
may need a new lid

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I am just trying to figure out how many cubic feet my whirlpool calypso washer (model gvw9959kq2) is? Thank you.


The 3.5 cu ft Whirlpool GVW9959K is a unique washing machine that is Energy Star Qualified. It features the Calypso technology which helps prevent piling, shrinking and provides excellent stain removal. Save money and energy (up to $100 in utility bill savings) with this Energy Star Quiet Wash washer. The multiple cycles which include the hand washables cycle, the wool cycle, the bulky items cycle, give you the many options you need in determining the right cycle for your laundry. Automatic water level settings, multiple wash/spin speed combinations, 5 wash/rinse temperature combinations, and stainless steel wash basket with limited lifetime warranty are just some of the many reasons why this washer is the best choice for you. However the washer has a quirkiness also. They tend eat garments from time to time and take a dump when overdosed on detergent. The basket is suspended on four rods and is easily removed for servicing the motor and pump. The pump has a motor mounted on it. The whole time the washer is in motion water is continually poured over the clothes. It has a heck of a spin cycle at the end. Theory of operation, how to operate, repair and diagnose them fault does is HERE in the service manual.

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I HAVE A L 5 ERROR CODE ON MY WASHER AND IT WILL NOT WORK WE HAD THE WATER PUMP REPLACED BUT IT STILL HAVE THE SAME MESSAGE ITS A CALYPSO WHIRLPOOL


L5 means it cannot sense the lid open or closed.
Lid switch is likely bad.

This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition. This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open. Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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Aug 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have an error message that reads ob. I have an


OB MEANS OFF BALANCE if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-blance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display ob. the lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle if this condition occurs. opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. press stop/cancel to clear the display. hope this helps.

Oct 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Heelo, during the spin cycle the washer stops and


Water not draining from the tub. Check for hose crimp ir clog. Here is your manual codes on page 19.
http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/8566930.pdf

Aug 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Water dumps on clothes when opening the lid.


It sounds like the seal is loose (worn out) or damaged in any case....not sealing. Calypso's splash a lot and when bleach is used regularly they corrode quickly. To replace the seal you have to get a whole inner lid assy. I also advise not using bleach or at least not regularly.

Jul 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My Whirlpool calypso top loading washer poured water from underneath, water everywhere, what do I do and how do I do it?? No codes showed up. Thanks for any info. Rose


Sounds like the seals & gaskets have failed. If you removed the wash plate trying to unjam the washer and did not also replace the gasket kit, you may have violated the integrity of the water tight seals. However, sometimes also the fabric softener dispenser especially, gets clogged and may overflow and leak if the tubes are clogged with coagulated fabric softener. As I am writing this, my washer's fabric softener dispenser is clogged and the method I use to clear it has not worked this time - a cup of boiling water to melt the congealed fabric softener. One has to open the top lid (method varies by Calypso model - Whirlpool or Kenmore) to get to the dispenser tubing and reservoir underneath to get things flowing again, and in fact I have a small water leak on the floor where the dispenser overflowed a bit. That you have a leak, if it happens to come from such a clog, at least gives you a sign that your dispenser solenoids are not malfunctioning, requiring replacement of one of the circuit boards.

Apr 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Off Balance. From the service manual (you can google error codes for these machines), if the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for off balance. The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow you to view and redistribute the load. Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

Feb 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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


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'

Oct 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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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.

Mar 08, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Water collecting around top of washer


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.

Dec 26, 2006 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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