Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer
I have a calypso GVW9959KQ1. My clothes are getting sucked down below the agitator. My best guess is that I need to either replace the whole agitator or just the seal????? What is the part number for those? Also, I have been getting black stains on my clothes. Even on my whites which have been bleached! Where is that coming from and how should I fix it? Thanks! ;)
I was able to find information on another web site with a Whirlpool Calypso repair manual: https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/2c1e295a88aaaae885256c5d004632a4/$FILE/8178010.pdf
Check out steps 5 and 6 on page 36:
6. Using two (2) flat bladed screwdrivers, 90°
apart, in the notches provided, separate the
dome from the outer wash plate. (Fig. 3-11)
7. Remove the six (6) 3/8” bolts securing the
outer wash plate to the universal joint.
(Fig. 3-12) Remove the outer wash plate
from the basket.
That gave me enough room to lift the outer wash plate and remove three napkins and a wash rag.
P.S. Take precautions to keep the bolts from dropping under the outer wash plate.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
Get some automatic transmission oil and apply liberally to both sides of the seal and let set at least over night. The oil will soften the seal and make it fit against the tub again. Cycle the machine with some hot water and detergent to flush out the oil and you're ready for business again.
Posted on Oct 03, 2013
I, too had the problem with clothes getting stuck. We were still on service contract, so the whole washplate was replaced. We aren't getting the clothes stuck anymore, but I am having major problems with black stains on all of my whites...I'm going to call the service guy back because our extended warranty expires in april...the problem with the clothes getting stuck is because the rubber on the outside of the washplate wears down. The only way to correct it is to replace the entire washplate. This washing machine is the worst I've ever had!! It's not even 5 years old yet and I'm ready to get rid of it!!!
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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