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I cannot find a pump for my Whirlpool Calypso Washer with having to buy the whole kit. I made a temporary fix by taping over the motor shaft and forcing the pump back on. I was thinking of using an epoxy the next time to glue the shaft to where it connects to the pump.

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They do not make that pump anymore because of the problem that you are having. your best bet is to buy the motor pump in one.

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I want to buy a used calypso washer that needs a repair, how much


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LD code appears after a few minute of starting the washer


Check the pump impeller for debris. Coins, socks, draw strings - etc. - can get sucked in and jam or slow down the pump. To check this you have to go into the washer from beneath (unplugged, and manually drained or wet/dry vaccuumed out). Remove the clamps which hold the water tubes onto the pump motor, taking care not to spew water into the motor windings (they're open). May have to put a finger or probe into the plastic pump tubes to see if there is something in there. If no debris, could be a bad or failing pump. The new design is a single piece of pump/impeller, and you cannot disconnect the pieces without a special tool. The old style pump/impeller can be separated and is a metal serrated shaft into a plastic impeller hole that can strip out when debris jams the impeller.

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Replacing the belt on some whirlpool Washing machines.

remove lower access panel. remove the 3 screws securing the pump and remove pump from motor shaft. The pump should drop low enough that you will not need to remove the pump hoses. Once the pump is removed, the belt can be installed around the motor pulley and idler. Replace pump.


Web site and schematics below. You can open them into the whole window and buy parts there too!
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The FL error code means:
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FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

This problem I see on these are the water pumps getting clogged with lint or other things, causing the pump not to pump all of the water out at times.

There is a check "valve" in the drain assembly that seems to sometimes cause problems with the FL error code. You can remove this piece, and might avoid changing the pump.

Calypso Service manual: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B5If-wTgYWH5MTQ0OGIxZTAtZjQyMy00MzEzLWJkMzYtZTdmOTY2OTk3YTA4&hl=en

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This is a common problem with the Calypso washers. The problem that you are having is related to the pump. There is something in the pump that is causing the error code to occur. Since the pump isn't working right all of the water isn't draining out thus causing it to be out of balance. If you can get down to the pump and check it out chances are you will find something in it. It might just be some fabric or string from clothing caught around the pump motor. Just make sure you clamp off the hoses or you will flood your laundry room. Once you clear out the pump unplug the washer and wait a few minutes before plugging it back in. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Good luck and glad I could help.

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Whirlpool Calypso washing machine keeps saying LD and will not complete its cycle. I have the motor replaced several time and I am hoping that it is not bad.....AGAIN.


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Washer Wont spin


The whirlpool calypso was a lemon!!! if i were you i would buy another machine. They have many problems! Pumps go out very frequently and they are over 80 dollars. Save and buy a new machine... Sorry for the bad news.

Nov 17, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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HELP? ob & ld codes


Ld means long drain you probally have a bad water pump.Those models have a seperate motor for pump, the shaft on the motor is a star type and has probally stripped out the pump.Replace your water pump

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