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My calypso washes spins but do not drain the water out what could be the cause

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The DRAIN MOTOR PUMP is clogged , need to open washer , disconnect the drain hoses , take out the little motor pump , and remove any debris and lint collected , hope this helps, AJ

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I have standing water in my calypso washing machine and i want to be able to drain it without have to do with a bucket or shop vac


On that Calypso their is going to be some lint build up in the drain buildup in the drain pump causing it not to drain. If you set the drain/spin cycle about 20 times eventually the water should drain. Thier is no real way to get the water out without bailing it or vacuuming it out.When all the water finally out can take apart draim pump and remove lint build up.

Aug 11, 2011 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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My Whirlpool Calypso Top Load Washer isn't draining or spinning. What can I do?


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Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin


If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...

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Sep 07, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Goes to spin cycle, then just hums


I believe your washer has a drive coupling. This coupling has two rigid halves with a rubber spider between them, with time the things break... I can speak from experience. Unplug your washer and with the help of someone lean it back to get a look at the coupling (you might even notice a small pile of the black rubber from the coupling) If this is it you can fix it without much issue or cost @ $20 or so.

Hope this helps,
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Aug 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso fails to remove excess water from washed clothings


There are two separate motors, one for the tub and one for the pump. They are both controlled by the motor controller board. Since you say the water drains, the pump appears to be working but since you say the clothes are wet, the spin probably didn't happen. I would suspect the drive motor or the wiring for that motor. There are procedures on the web for testing the wiring and motor windings. Good luck. There is also a pdf diagnostics/test document available. http://www.affordableappliance.com/Download%20Folder/Calypso%20Washer%20Service%20Manual.pdf
Good Luck!

Aug 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Water pump out??


The washer filled with too much water, causing a switch to trip. Then everything stops. It tries to drain during FL but if it can't drain, the washer powers down.Choose Drain & Spin to let the washer drain. Then you have to take the washer apart. Fix the problem. I personally can't tell you what to do because I don't own a Calypso.

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Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool Calypso Cycle Problem


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
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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Mar 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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When I wash something with a lot of lint my washer stops draining or pumping out. In the past we have been able to pull the machine out and clean the lint and it will spin and drain. today we have done...


The FL error code means:
Flood Condition:
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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Dec 27, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool calypso washing machine


WP HAS HAD A ON GOING ISSUE WITH THIS THAT IS THE REASON WHY THEY REDIGNED THE DRAIN PUMP. YOU NEED TO 1ST DRAIN OUT AS MUCH WATER MANUALLY AS YOU CAN THEN DISCONNECT ALL YOUR HOSES FROM WALL TAKE THE WM OUTSIDE TO DRAIN THE OTHER 3 GALLONS OF WATER YOU CANNOT SEE. TURN THE MACHINE ON ITS BACK THEN USING A 5/16 NUT DRIVER REMOVE 4 SCREWS ON THE BOTTOM PANEL. REMOVE PANEL AND YOUR DRAIN MTR IN ASSESSIBLE. THE PART CAN BE ORDERED AT WWW.REPAIRCLINIC.COM

May 30, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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I would say to worry about it , if its flooding your house , need to open washer front panel ,start a new wash cycle and take a look to see where the water is leaking from , sounds like a broken hose under the tub that connects to the DRAIN MOTOR PUMP , AND BETTER have it fix right away cause if its getting to the main motor it could damage it , hope it helps AJ

May 19, 2008 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Calypso - water goes straight to drain hose-not drum


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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