Is anybody else having a problem with black/brown streaks and/or oil spots showing up on their clothing after washing? I had a repair man out and he couldn't find anything wrong. He said there's no transmission to get oil on clothes but they are there - mostly ruining my whites of course. I should have gottem more than 5 years out of a machine!
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Re: whirlpool calypso washer black streaks
To all that are having a problem with these calypso washers... if you have paid for a repair then you need to check out the lawsuit... calypsosettlement.com and see if it applies to you. but if you are getting a mark or a residue on your clothes, then look at the inner wash plate gasket, where it meets with the outer stainless steel tub. if there is a gap between the gasket and the tub then thats where the marks are coming from. it happens alot and thats not covered by the settlement, but its not too bad to replace the inner wash plate. you need to remove the cabinet, then the tub cover and the innerwash plate dome. then 6 screws and the cover will come off. replacing the inner wash plate will solve the stains and get you a few more years of use until you have to buy a new washer as more items may fail.
I am also finding black or brown streaks on clothing. Of course, I don't see it until the items come out of the dryer. The tech came out to fix the constant squeaking and when I showed him the marks, he explained that it was the gasket around the drum on the dryer. He did a quick clean up and I've not seen the marks since.
Over the past year black marks have ruined more than a 1000 dollars worth of clothes and sheets. the repair man said it is my fault because i did not use he detergent.bull....i think it is a defect with calypso and we should get compinsation for this, we all need to get together and do something. i called whirlpol and was told that there was nothing they could do for me. my washer is also between 5 and 6 years old and cost 1000 firstname.lastname@example.org write me
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O.K. Here it is, I solved it. After calling whirlpool who was of no help at all, reading all links about the Duet washer and/or the Duet dryer, I finally solved the problem myself. I too, thought it was the washer but, upon close inspection, found the felt on the dryer had worn out in one spot. The thin brown lines always showed up on whites and more so on anything very thin. I took the dryer apart and found a small burn line on the drum (brown and thin). I replaced the felt ($60) and used Simple Green to clean off the brown. Works perfect, no more thin brown lines. If you can't take the dryer apart, I called for repair and found the price with parts to average $250.
I was ready to sell the darn thing after it ruined about $300 worth of clothes. All in all, it's been three weeks and still working fine.
Probably from the agitator assy. ( assuming you don't have rust probs with your water). I have had mine apart and I know first hand that there is alot of yucky stuff in there. I wiped mine as clean as possible when I fixed it (yes, they also have a tendency to strip out the gear drive from the motor), but I don't know how to get it real clean - pressure washer?
Liquid fabric softners usually cause spots and/or marks on light colored clothing . If you rewash the clothing and the marks dissapear , then try using dryer sheets instead . However , if you have an older dryer , then clothing could be getting rubbed between the rear drum seal and panel , but that would cause streaks but no spotting .
more than likly it is coming from the dryer. get a paper towel or a towel and run it between the inside of the drum and the front where they come together. stick it through the slot and run around the drum. do the front then do the back see if you see the same streaks. and let me know thanks
I can assure you this IS a common problem. I can't tell you how many customers I have had in the past that complained about their Calypso's leaving the same marks on their clothing. The problem occurs because of the suction on the clothes as the washer extracts water from them during the final nunator cycle. The nunator is the wash plate that the clothes get caught in. The manufacturer's cure for this problem was to come up with a modified control board that reduces the final nunator time and minimizes the suction action on your clothing. The replacement control board part number is 8571359. I have ordered and installed this board on a few Calypso's. I'm surprised that nobody advised you of this in the past. If you call Whirpool back and they deny this, I got this information from them. It may be worth your while to contact them again to see if there is a recall on this and if they would cover the cost of the repairs.
Problem Solved !!!
Ok, I had to stop and tell everyone about my latest experience.
When we moved here we bought the nice Whirlpool front load washer and dryer set.
I Love them....still don't understand how my clothes get clean with so little water, but love them. ..................That is until lately.
I was really upset about a total of 4 white blouses that looked to have some kind of light splattered stains on them after washing. I would try to wash them again with a stain remover sprayed or scrubbed on the spots, but they wouldn't come clean. I gave up and considered the blouses ruined. I told William what was happening and he called the repair man out because he thought it might be some kind of part in the machine that was leaking oil onto the clothes when they were washing.
The guy came out and told William that there wasn't anything that could go into the washer tub and get onto the clothes. He then looked around in the washer and at the little detergent dispenser drawer. He suggested that we use 1 cup of Clorox and 1/4 cup of dish washer detergent (cascade with dawn degreaser crystals) on a hot to medium water temperature and turn it on a complete wash cycle to make sure that we didn't have mold and mildew setting up in our machine.
After he left, I proceeded to do what he told us. I though.....the blouses are probably ruined anyway. I had tried to get out all the spots to no avail, so what the heck......I threw them into the mix too!
Would you believe they came out clean, very bright white (instead of yellowed or dingy from continued wear) and the washer smells as sweet as it did when it was new. Why didn't they tell me about this when I bought it ???????????
I plan on putting the detergent mix in the washer every couple of months and throwing in all the whites that I can find to take advantage of the cleaning effect on the whites. (I thought that maybe some of you had gotten stains on white clothes that you would like to get out too)
Check an earlier post of mine. This problem was killing me and Whirlpool was of no help at all. They claimed to never have heard of these thin brown streaks. Well, it was the dryer and as proof, I found where the thin brown lines were coming from. The felt had worn out in one spot allowing thin, whites and other thin items to slide in between the drum and the backing, resulting in the transfer of a thin brown line randomly on my clothes. Replace the felt (rollers and bearings if necessary) and with the drum apart, clean off the burnt brown streak of the backing with Simple Green. No more problems.