Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer
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!
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.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
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 email@example.com write me
Posted on May 04, 2008
This can be caused by dmamaged heating core.
Try washing with one old towel and vinegar. That most of the time will help remove the gunk out of the machine. Make sure it is a HOT wash
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
Just had the same problem tore machine all apart, couldn't find anything wrong suspect it was a build up of all the liquid fabric softener(don't use it). Cleaned it all up we'll see how it works.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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