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My Calypso washer beats up my clothes but doesn't clean them well. I have holes in my linens and all my towels have pulls in the terry.

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I don't have the solution but I have the problem. I bought all new towels 2 years ago and they are all ruined.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    I did that too . . . a couple times. I hate this washer.

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