Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer
When we start the washer it acts like its going to start the cycles but then we get the C1 error code. Also it sounds like a motor is always running so I unplugged it and I didn't hear it any more, so I left it unplugged for a a little while and then I plugged it back in and it still sounds like a motor constantly running.
"C1 = Average current limit Or Instantaneous current limit."
If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current
limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and
display either CA for average current limit trip or Cl for
instantaneous current limit trip.
Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current
draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.
Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps
instantly at the motor windings.
This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or
motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.
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Posted on Dec 10, 2008
I would contact Whirlpool and ask them to send you the electronic boards and then replace them. I don't know of a C1 error but a Cl thats C in Cat and l in lynx is usually an errant current limit code which means its overfull or stressing the motor. If that doesn't work I would send that Calypso (bad) to the curb and get a Cabrio(good)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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