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Whirlpool calypso GVW9959KQO won't start

It's plugged in and outlet is working.  Lid closed.  Not clogged.  Just won't start.  Is there a sensor somewhere that tells it the lid ISN'T closed (even though it is)?  Maybe it's blocked or not working.  Can't find such a sensor. Customer service says there is one, but doesn't know where. Says it isn't shown in the manual. Tells me to go online for the answer, but when I do, Whirlpool site doesn't admit they ever made the Calypso.  
Does anyone know where this sensor is located?  
What a terrible, terrible machine.  It has been trouble from the start, the repairman hates me for calling all the time and now it's out of warranty.  I'll never buy whirlpool again.  That brand used to mean something, but even after non-stop repairs, they refused to stand behind this junky washer and replace it, at my request.  They avoided that expense, but they lost a customer for life.

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The door lid sensor is locaded infront of the machine lide smach in the front center how ever your interface control may be conpromiced.it will not take comands and will lit the door open display had one just like it.

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Why is my frigidaire washer not spinning?


  1. Stopped Mid-cycle
    • If your Frigidaire washing machine started spinning, but then stopped, verify that the power cord is still connected to the outlet. See if the outlet blew by plugging in a different appliance into the outlet. See if you blew a fuse. A blown fuse usually is either black or has broken wires. Replace the fuse. If you have a circuit breaker instead of a fuse box, reset the circuit breaker if it's been tripped. Check the lid switch, which is located inside the main housing of the washing machine, near the door frame. If the switch is burned out, order a new part from a Frigidaire parts dealer.
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    • The pump's sole responsibility is to remove water during the spin cycle. If the pump isn't working properly, see if it's clogged with debris or clothing. Use needle-nose pliers to remove these items. Check the pump pulley, which is connected to the pump. This component must move freely for the pump to work. If it won't turn, purchase a new pump pulley since you can't usually fix this component.
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    • Check the door latch assembly if the door isn't closing correctly. If any of these components are broken, order a new part from a Frigidaire parts dealer. If you do not, the washer won't start spinning since it believes the door isn't closed. Your Frigidaire washing machine won't start the spin cycle until the lid or door is closed. Always close the lid, and remove any items preventing the lid from fully closing. Always close the dispenser drawer.
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Sep 27, 2011 | Washing Machines

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I have a top load machine which shows LE error code despite lid is closed properly. This continues for half an hour then machine starts working again but the error resumes after every two minutes. Plz help


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'LE' stands for Lock/Lid Error. There is likely to be a problem with either the lid solenoid/lock or the 'lid closed' sensor. Both require a service engineer's attention I suggest ;-0(
Good luck,
John C

Mar 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I have a whirlpool calypso. What does L5 men. It won't do anything!!! Help!


The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.
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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Sep 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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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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What is L5 code on whirlpool calypso model #GVW9959KQ0?


The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.
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 02, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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MY WHIRLPOOL WASHER WILL NOT WORK STATUS WASH CODE LS


lid switch error,thecontrolshould flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.this error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the stat of the lid switch.the control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.

Jan 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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We went camping for 2 days came home and the calypso washing machine won't start. We ran a load the day we left with no problems. The outlet works fine, we even tried plugging it into another outlet just...


The same happened with my Sears Calypso machine. The common problem is the front display panel. If you are able to find one at a very good price, post it here.

Aug 09, 2009 | 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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Whirlpool Calypso Problems


Make sure the outlet has power, if it does then you have a control board issue or possible wiring problem inspect/test control board input voltages

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