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Whirlpool Calypso - Will not start


My five year Calypso GVW9959KQ stopped working today. It has power, but it does not react to any buttons being pushed. The lights suggest it is stuck on the last cycle - Normal. When I push the Start and/or the Stop Cancel button nothing happens. It also will not change cycles if I press a different button. When I unplug - plug back in nothing chnages. Any suggestions? I hate the thought of calling a repair guy.


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  • bds3086 Dec 08, 2007

    i have the same problem, pushed all the buttons sometimes it will respond, not today!

  • huskee33 Feb 15, 2009

    Mine just crapped out after 5 years as well! sounds like that is the life expectancy of what was suppose to be such a great washer.



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We just experienced the same problem with the buttons! I just kept pushing all the buttons until it switched over-delicate cycle was actually the one that got it going-what a piece of work this machine is!

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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You ever hear of dog years? Well Calypso follows those same guidelines. So your machine is 35 years old. These are the Edsel's of washing machine fame. I had a Calypso for 6 1/2 years. 3 pumps, numerous circuit boards, drive motors, phone calls and arguements with Whirlpool, along with machine downtime. I finally junked it and bought a Whirlpool Duet 9200 HT (get the made in Germany machine). A world of difference in wash quality. Fresh smelling unballed clean clothes. The Calypso was removed from the market and the subject of a class action lawsuit. Just Google it and start reading. Get comfortable first. There's a lot to read.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

  • lullguy Nov 12, 2007

    Read my experience under "CE code on 6 1/2 year old Calypso" before you fix anything. This goes for all you fellow Calypsoites.



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