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Grimy brown residue

I've had my Calypso washer for a few years. For the past few months, after I have washed a load of clothes, there are grimy brown residue pieces on some of my clothes. I have cleaned around the cylinder as far as I can reach. That same grimy brown residue is around the rubber gasket and under the rim of the cylinder. Is there a filter somewhere that needs to be cleaned? The problem is getting worse. My Whirlpool repairman has no idea how to help me

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  • sjh5 May 29, 2008

    Oldfixer...Thanks so much for your reply. My repairman is coming tomorrow (again) and I will show him your solution. I appreciate your help so much. I am looking forward to clean clothes again!!

  • cedyathome Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with the Kenmore Elite Calypso washer.

    The sears repairman dismantled the unit today and there is black gunk all over the insides. He first said that he didn't know what caused it, but had seen it elsewhere. When we told him we use only the HE liquid and fabric softener, he said it could be the fabric softener.

    He has ordered a bunch of parts (we have a service contract) and will be replacing them because he can't clean the current parts.

    This washer has been nothing but a series of problems!!


  • Terry Schneider May 11, 2010

    Call Whirlpool direct. and ask for assistance.



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The leveler and universal need to be repaced these are the parts underneath the plate in bottom ..residue and corrision are coming off and getting redeposted inside also cke recirculating tube right rear sometimes gunk will accumilate there but my money is on the universal and leveler both come in a repair kit

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