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Calypso - water goes straight to drain hose-not drum

After my Whirlpool Calypso (5 years old) tripped the breaker - the water will go into the washer and then straight out the drain hose. The washer drum never gets the water -it does not fill up. It will continue running into the drain hose as long as I will let it run. The drain hose is all proper - height, air, etc. The washer has not been moved in 3 years. The only factor is - I washed some new bathroom rugs - it got out of balance and stopped (tripping the breaker?). Everything seems to be just fine - except the drum won't fill. Is there anything I can do - reset button, cleaning out a filter or something???? Any help is MOST appreciated! Thank you!

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  • Brynda Sep 16, 2007

    Thanks,I did try that already....there was a small amount of water that did blow out - but it still runs water straight to the drain hose. I am a single mom and trying to save the money from a technician's visit...so if there are any of you handymen out there that could offer a "fairly mechanical" mom some help....I would greatly appreciate it!!!

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The hose may still be filled from last cycle. try to put machine in final spin mode where all water from previous wash will be spun out the drain hose. once a siphon is started it can only be stopped by introducing air into the drain hose.

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  • Marty marty Sep 27, 2007

    make sure the drain hose on outside of machine did not get moved recently. If it is sitting at a lower level than when first installed, this could introduce continuous siphoning to drain.

  • Marty marty Sep 27, 2007

    make sure the drain hose on outside of machine did not get moved recently. If it is sitting at a lower level than when first installed, this could introduce continuous siphoning to drain.

  • Marty marty Sep 27, 2007

    make sure the drain hose on outside of machine did not get moved recently. If it is sitting at a lower level than when first installed, this could introduce continuous siphoning to drain.

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