Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

2 Answers

I keep getting a C1 error code. What does it mean?

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.

Posted by on

  • mymgmidget Mar 10, 2009

    Does anyone have a solution to this problem ? My ne wont wash but it will do a full rinse and spin cycle

  • ginelea12 Apr 21, 2009

    i have the same problem... so do i have to change the motor out?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 373 Answers

"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.

Thank you for contacting us.Please do keep posting and do rate fixya if we could help you out with your problem.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers

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)

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I keep getting error codes on washer and will not continue the cycle


That code in most cases means you have a bad pressure switch. It is generally $99.00 (approx) for the cost of the part.

May 11, 2012 | Maytag Performance MHWE500V Front Load...

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite Oasis HE Model #110.27087604. My washer had an error code "ld". I removed the hoses from the pump and discovered loose change in the pump that was probably jamming the impeller. I removed...


Pressure Switch failure - remove the hose at the top of the machine, and blow in it to clear moisture/buildup.
If not - replace the Pressure switch.


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Jul 14, 2010 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

What is error code C1? Also what causes the


The C1 error is displayed when the motor tries to pull more than 26 amps to run.

This indicates a problem with the motor or motor controller.

Overloading or excessive suds can also cause this error.

If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

Its a short cycle that runs all of the components so the operation of each can be checked.

I hope this helps but an intermittent C1 error can be hard to pin down.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbrrkqqwkwbqsdgxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kdkftbfkwxkfsqdgqsg/1/1303472/5961857/image5668img-or.jpg

From the service manual....

"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."


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Dec 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

What is causing the drain pump to continue running


C1 - Partially Blocked Drain - This error will occur when dishwasher was unable to pump out water in less than 95 seconds. Check drain line for debris and blockage. If clear, check for a restricted drain valve in the pump. Check the pressure sensor for correct operation as it sounds like it may be defective and thinks that the machine is still full of water after it has emptied.

Oct 30, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

C1 keeps popping up on display during cycle and wont finish. what do i do?


C1 isn't the code, it is a warning that a problem has been detected with the ABS system.

Apr 26, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

C1 code what does it mean on a clypso washer


The C1 error is displayed when the motor tries to pull more than 26 amps to run.

This indicates a problem with the motor or motor controller.

Overloading or excessive suds can also cause this error.

If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

Its a short cycle that runs all of the components so the operation of each can be checked.

I hope this helps but an intermittent C1 error can be hard to pin down.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbrrkqqwkwbqsdgxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kdkftbfkwxkfsqdgqsg/1/1303472/5961857/image5668img-or.jpg

From the service manual....

"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."


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question#$^^

Mar 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool Washing Machine shows error code C1


The C1 error is displayed when the motor tries to pull more than 26 amps to run.

This indicates a problem with the motor or motor controller.

Overloading or excessive suds can also cause this error.

If you like to make a few more checks then the image below contains the instructions for entering the diagnostic test mode.

Its a short cycle that runs all of the components so the operation of each can be checked.

I hope this helps but an intermittent C1 error can be hard to pin down.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbrrkqqwkwbqsdgxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kdkftbfkwxkfsqdgqsg/1/1303472/5961857/image5668img-or.jpg

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Nov 22, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

C1 Fault


code CL.(C1) This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem. Calypo washers do have a history of break downs within the drive system.

Dec 08, 2007 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer Logo

606 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

prem mathew

Level 3 Expert

662 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71338 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...