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CALYPSO WASHER CLOTHES GET STUCK UNDER AGITATOR. CN THE GASKET BE REPLACED AND COULD IT BE THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. HAVE HAD THE RUN OF PROBLEMS DESCRIBED BUT HAVE FIXED THEM MYSELF TO KEEP UNIT RUNNING.

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On calypso the wash plate has a rubber seal around outside edge it can become distorted and have gaps ..replace entire plate gasket not separate and if you haven't already ckd the leveler/universal that moves the plateif has original it may be wearing and while you have it apart might be good idea to change it to head off future problems

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