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Whirlpool calypso washing machine

The washing machine is coming on for about 4 secs. and then stops and starts again and it won't drain the water out of the machine, what could be wrong gvw9959k whirlpool calypso washer

Has there been a resolution for this? My wife called the Sears repair folks and when they get here a few days later it works for a couple of days and then quits again.

I replaced the pump, but the spin starts and stops every few seconds. I ran through the tests and it runs fine at the various speeds.

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  • Rich Steele Jun 03, 2008

    I am have the same problem. I found the spring from the lid in the pump reservoir. Removed it. Worked for a couple of loads and then began again.

    ARGGGG! Anyone have some ideas!

  • cheer_all Jun 03, 2008

    The calypso washer turns on and doesn't drain, and the timer doesn't change from minute to minute, occasionally it flashes an error code on the top panel.

  • ana_mercado Jun 19, 2008

    My washer is doing the same thing. The water is not draining and I am hearing alot of water in the bottom of the machine and I am leaking the water out from the bottom of the washer. What should I do?

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    We have the same problem. Sears says they are a bunch of **** and have been recalled. But, they have to come out so many times before they will replace.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    For months we had brown streaks on all our clothing. Items would get stuck in between the agitator and the drum. Recently, we had a LD code and the machine would not drain. The extended warranty expired in 07 so we tore it apart and found two underwires and lots of lint blocking the drain resevoir. Cleaned that and before reassembling, fortunately, found the large agitator screw plate in the bottom of the housing. Also, be sure to check the outlet hose. We had 3 dimes blocking the hose right past the diaphragm. Once assembled, it worked great for one load and then stopped- no water int ohe drum. We lifted the lid, unclipped the top rim, and found that all the &^*% from the resevoir blocked the recurculating hose and keep water from going back into the drum. Cleaned EVERYTHING, reassembled, and now it works great again.

    Don't hesitate to get out the manuals, pull it apart, clean, and repair it yourself. What do you have to lose?? Good luck!

  • schuppe Aug 07, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Elite Calypso. The washer will start fine, but will stall out after a little while. The bottom oscilates and becomes stuck in one position. You can hear the machine try to move the bottom, but it won't continue.



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Buy a new machine. We purchased ours from Sears 4 years ago, thank goodness we purchased the extended warranty, as Sears has been out numerous times to repair. In January 08, Sears replaced the pump only after they forced us to sign a waiver before they would even touch it, because my washing machine sits in a drain pan and they didn't install the drain pan. We signed the waiver (I need my washer) and the tech destroyed the drain pan and my my floor, basically she forced me to give her permission to do so. February 08 the extended warranty expired, June 08 the pump quit working again and Sears only warrantys part replacement for 90 days. BTW - the previous Whirlpool calypso model and Kenmore had a class action suit against them. Sounds like the newer models owners should do the same. Sears techs even told us to get rid of it. We bought a new one from Home Depot...

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I used this site to troubleshoot my first pump failure with my whirlpool calypso washing machine, so I would like to offer my solution to my second pump failure, which I have not read about. The first time involved removing the pump from the bottom of the washer, unclipping the two retaining clips, removing the hoses from the pump, and clearing the debris from the opening. This time, however, there was debris wrapped around the impeller and I couldn't get it all out, even with tweazers. I notices the impeller didn't turn freely either and it looked cocked to one side. With not other option but to replace the pump, I cut the pump in half lengthwise with a hacksaw. I cut it where the pump looks like it was sealed together at the factory. The top half is grey and bottom half is black. I used the tabs on the pump as guides and was careful to cut straight and not too deep as to not cut the impeller inside. With the top sliced off, the spring-loaded impeller comes right out. Sure enough, there was a wad of cloth that was wedged under the impeller, preventing it from spinning. I gluded the two halves back together using a glue suitable for plasitcs and that can withstand contact to water once dried. Be sure to follow the glue instructions, which should require clamping at first and 24 hours to cure. Test the pump for leaks by filling it with water in the sink. Reinstall the pump and you should be good to go. I am going on one month with this fix, and everthing is back to normal. Good luck.

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I had the same problem as well.....The previous reply about the old style pump (with the 2 clips) remove it and clean out the impellar. The new style pump is much better and stronger actually.....

Also, in your there a "gap" between the wash plate (the round thing at the bottom) and the stainless steel tub?? Is the plastic gasket/seal bent up a little bit to there is now a "gap"??? If there is on....

Small items, ie/socks, underwear, small baby towels etc...will find their way through that gap and into the steel basin. In that basin are several holes which the water shoots in from....From time to time those small items may pass through those holes and into the plastic tub that holds the steel tub. Once in there it can (and probably will) block the pump....This happened to me !!!

Remedy is to change the outer wash plate and the inner wash plate seal (very important)...also the seals for the 6 bolts !!! (very important)

It's not that hard to do yourself...
I hope this helps

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When this happened to us, it was due to a bathroom rug having disintegrated in the washer, clogging the pump. It was a simple matter to disassemble the pump and remove the strands wrapped around the impeller shaft

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I bought my unit in 2004 how long does sears give warranty on the washer 30 days ? My unit is doing all the above starting stopping with code . and leaking on the bottom when it spins and trys to pump out the water i need to replace the pump . Now was there a class action suit ? And if so what was the outcome? Is the pump replacement hard to do and does it need special torx bits? Is there a place to get the schematics so i can see what it intails? clothes are starting to build up from all the kids .

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if it stops and starts it coule be a power board problem

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