Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Sears CAlypso my washer is leaking water from it, can I fix this myself?

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  • deanz3 Apr 03, 2008

    Thanks, I was having trouble figuring out how to open it up, so i will try that and let you know if I got it.

  • deanz3 Apr 04, 2008

    I'm having trouble getting into the washer and following your instructions. Maybe I gave the wrong model

    It's a Kenmore Elite with Calypso Wash motion

    Trying to get in so I can see where the leak is but I have no idea how to open it up

    Thank you

  • deanz3 Apr 04, 2008

    There is no emblem/mediallion there, there is nothing there it is all flat panel with no emblems anywhere on the machine

  • amtoc Aug 29, 2008

    Does anyone knnow how to get the top of machine open so I can check hoses for leak?

  • handyun May 11, 2010

    Greetings, same probelm, leaking calypso washer, took off front, back and bottom. The leak is not the pump, nor a visable reject hose or an inlet hose. Tub? Everytime I start the washer, without any thing in it, the tub goes askew and locks up. The agitator also seems lower?



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When the tub is too full, or if you are washing something that does not absorb water (like a shower curtain), the calypso action can splash water over and out of the tub. Sometimes this happens for me even when the tub is not that full.

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Dont see why not, first t hing to do is find out where its leaking from, the fromt panel will need to come off to watch for leak in order to remove that , pop off the medalion on fron lip of the main top assy. ther should be a screw behind the emblem remove the screrw and the top will slide foward and then tio back. a few screws across the top of front panel will drop that panel down adn from ther you ll gain acces to watch unit work adn see where water is coming from

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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    Ron Coons Apr 04, 2008

    is ther not a calypso medallion on the very front leading edge of the main lid assy, would sorta be where your belt buckle would hit if standing in front of.if so pry it off

    there should be a screw behind the emblem..

    remove the screrw and the top will slide foward and then tip back.

    a few screws across the top of front panel will drop that panel down adn from ther you ll gain acces to watch unit work and see where water is coming from



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