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Whirlpool Calypso Problems

I have a Whirlpool Calypso approximately a yr to year and a half old and have no power. I've tried unplugging/ and waiting / different outlet, the door opens and I hear a click assuming the lid switch is O.K. Any help would be wonderful

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Re: 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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Control board malfunctioning.

You can try tripping the breaker a half dozen times or so, or else leave it unplugged/without power for a couple days. Once it is plugged back in you may have to leave it overnight and then try it, but that almost always revives it. I notice the problem when I don't use the washer/dryer once a week or don't push any buttons during that time to activate it in some way. Problem seems to occur more frequently in the winter when house is cooler.

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I have a calypso washer it seems to be stuck on the ultra hand wash. the only button that does anythinbg is stop. i have unplugged it time and again, but nothing changes

keep it unplugged for at least a half hour -- if nothing solves it you probably need a new board. Ours is going the sidewalk on junk day because of this. Have had it 7 years and more than a dozen service calls on it. Have had the board replaced 2x and the pump 4x -- other calls were techs trying to figure it all out. Garbage machine.

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Why is the code cl still showing up even with NO clothes in washer

Try unplugging the washer from power, and wait 10 minutes. Then plug back in. See if this will reset the computer.

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the calypso washer is much older then 2 years. they stopped making them quite a few years ago. what you are seeing is how towels will come apart when washed with an aggressive washer. even expensive towels can be poorly sewn and will come apart when washed too hard. i might suggest you use the light cycle as it has a slower washing cycle speed. if you check your older and "better" towels are not doing the same thing as your new towels. i know its not fair but it is the way towels are now. you can try to remove the threads that are coming off your newer towels and then all should be ok, but there is nothing wrong with your washer just the way towels are now.

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Have you checked the agitator? There may be sharp edges on the agitator blades. OR the towels may be getting stuck under the agitator and tub bottom. The agitator is supposed to suck the clothing down in the center and forcibly throw the clothing outwards against the tub. The cycle then repeats.

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