Question about Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959KQ2 washing machine

My washer will not drain. I have ran the test cycle and it will run through all of the cycles normally until the drain cycle and I hear a beeping sound and the test cycle quits. I sucked the water out with my shop vac so I could work on it and I also looked at all of the hoses to see that it was not plugged. Could it be the drain pump? Or could it be a solenoid switch of some kind. Is this a common problem?
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  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    washer makes buzzing noise and does not drain

  • BRANDOMCQN Jun 29, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I HAVE SUCKED OUT ALL THE WATER WITH THE SHOP VAC AND TRY TO RUN IT AGAIN IT WORK UNTILL THE TIME TO DRAIN IT ONLY MAKES THE LOUD BUZZING NOISE AND WILL NOT DRAIN. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS THING?

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I have this Washer also. It was the top of the line and still is. Its just marketed differently. Now any idiot can fix this... its easy!

Only two possible Solutions: Humming, not spinning, water still inside, slow and stopping, churning like its being forced, evil sounds, dirty clothes, longer times says 8 mins but takes 1/2 hour)


1) You need a new motor. Turn her face down (sideways). Take off the black plate 3 screws.Thats all you need to do. See the Motor on right ( the big motor with no hoses) Just order part number 9724551 or replacement motor if it fails this test.

TEST:
Take off the rubber belt. Just slightly turn the wheel it will come off easily and gently slide off 1/4 of the way now turn it until shes off. Turn on the washing machine(dont worry)...test spin only 8 mins. See if the motor spins easily. It will go runt..runt..runt... and stop its 1000% the motor. Now if it spins good. Its 1000% the other motor (with water tubes). Thats it. You found the problem. Just make sure its only on spin cycle(lower left button 8 mins) The motor should spin non stop. If it stops ...ebay the motor.DONE you are good to go. Taking off the motor is only 2 bolts then turn the motor clockwise until you can just pull it out from the bottom. No need to take anything apart. Just turn the metal tabs until its free, thats it. Make sure you unplug the wire. Two tabs ears hold down and push in. Replace with new motor then turn sideways...put in 2 bolts ...snap in wiring box. done.

Tiny motor:
Hair is stuck so pull that one out and but only the replacement model. (DO NOT BUY THE SAME MODEL) WITH THE HOSES. You can on the big motor but not the little motor. If you have the one piece 2 hose plastic part..nothing you can do. Buy replacement that opens up so you can clean out the hairs each year. There a rubber wheel that must come off too. See the hairs stuck..remove and put back(only with new motor "PUMP" not motor. The pump is the plastic junk with two holes for water. Order replacement. DONE


Why this happened to YOU: Calypso was found defective by the courts. YOU SHOULD of RECEIVE a newer on free but statue is over so do what I teel you. They co claims they notified every owner but thats BS. Too late now. All they did was replace the pump and upgrade the motor for the newer models.

It really is a great machine but you must replace either the little PUMP with hoses(not the little motor) or the big motor. Check ebay its only 50 bucks delivered more or less.

DON'T YOU DARE THROW THIS OUT. Stainless Steel tubes cost big money and this baby has many electronic features but you need a powerful motor. I know this because I worked on them.

Once you have the new pump motor or the new larger motor (both in my case) you will have trouble free operation.

NOTE: belt driven motors are the top of the line. Todays **** is plastic driven driveshafts that cost 1 penny to make. STAY away from NON belt driven washing machines you will have a TERMINAL PROBLEM one that cant be fixed...unlike this machine.

Trust me its simple it takes one hour max. Just do what I say.

Good luck and hopefully see will last forever.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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    jansrhunt Sep 07, 2012

    I have this washer and it is leaking from the back right side, it looks like there is a hole on the drum with a rubber float ball (maybe) and that seems to be the water is coming out when it is spinning with heavy loads. How hrd is this to replace

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I have this machine and I am finally getting rid of it due to ongoing problem with draining. Here is what happens (I had a repairman show me and I was able to fix it myself several times but it is a pain in the ****): assuming you do not need a new pump, the pump itself gets clogged easily with what amounts to a very small amount of lint, fibers, etc. After I drain all of the water, I remove the pump enclosure, and clean out the junk and put it back together. This will fix it. What a piece of junk!

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Could be the lid switch or the lids not closed during drain could be something in the pump e mail me at b4829@yahoo.com and ill help

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