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Calypso washing machine has no power!

I have power at the plug and through the lid switch but nothing happens when I push a button. If I unplug the machine for several hours it will work for one load but then have to go through the same process all over again. It is a Whirlpool Calypso Model #GVW9959KQZ

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  • o1kerry Aug 21, 2008

    the washer just won't go on just no power

  • hlwms Aug 24, 2008

    we have the exact problem as described any solutions?

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem with my Calypso. I know the power from the outlet is working but them machine just won't turn on. When I press the buttons, I get no beeps, nothing. I love the machine when it when it works but have had to pay for very expensive repairs on it. What a Bummer!

  • joydcurry Sep 17, 2008

    All the buttons work except START. When I called for service, I was told to buy a new machine. There must be a solution to this? Please help...

  • triciamazur Dec 20, 2008

    I have had the same problem for months. If I unplug it for a little while then plug it back in, push start/cancel, it will then work again. Sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for only a few loads. Right now it won't come back on at all!

  • kbatasis Feb 22, 2009

    Yep. This is a very nice machine, but i must say this problem has me wondering why the manufacturers don't do something about it?...

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Occasionally my calypso looks as though it has no power coming to it for hours on end, but then out of nowhere it will mysteriously work. It is as if some magical half-assed genie comes and fixes it! I also had to purchase a plastic tub for it to sit in b/c it leaks constantly. What **** the Calypso is!



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This is the worst washing machine ever..the caylso by whirlpool,,, I want in on an lawsuit.../

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My start button on my kenmore elite calypso washer won't work, but pressing the other buttons go on. What do I need to do to get the washing machine start button to work?

Step 1: Unplug the machine

Step 2: If cleaning doesn't help, remove the top of the cabinet to get at the switch. With the switch exposed, check the screws for looseness. Loose screws can cause the switch to move when the lid is closed or as the machine goes through its cycles. Check the terminals of the switch to make sure they're tight. Tighten the mounting screws after the switch is in alignment.Step 3: Test the switch with a VOM set to the RX1 scale; procedures for using the VOM are detailed here. Disconnect the power leads to the switch terminals and clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal. Close the lid of the washer. If the meter reads zero, the switch is working. If not, the switch is faulty and should be replaced.Step 4: If necessary, replace the lid switch with a new one of the same type. Connect the new switch in exactly the same way the old one was connected

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We plugged in our amana distictions washer and it does nothing. it worked before i moved it now nothing

Moving sometimes throws things out or disconnects wiring.

Unplug machine from power source.

First thing that you can check is the lid switch. Open the machine lid and locate the lid swith. With a flat screw driver, push down on the lid switch and listen closly to see if you can hear a clicking sound.

If that is OK then the wiring in the machine need to be checked. Something may have come loose. If you are not confident checking the wiring throughout the machine, call a technician.

Always have the machine unplugged when checking wiring .

Good luck.

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I've had a similiar problem on my calypso. In my case the key pad would go dead after washing or pushing stop after a few minutes. If I unpluged the unit for a few minutes it would work again. This would appear to be in the controller board. I removed the board and inspected it finding no problems. After re-installing the board the washer appears to be working again. My conclusion is that there is a loose connector/connection. I'd suggest you remove and re-install all the connectors on the controller board. This is the board closest to the power chord.

Good Luck, George S.

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Washer will not turn on. The knob moves but nothing happens when I turn it on. I've checked the breaker, the water, the plug/outlet, and hoses. Everything looks fine. But nothing happens.

If your washer doesn't seem to work at all, check these: 

No power
Lid switch
No power Check to see whether power is getting to the washing machine. Is it plugged in? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit breaker tripped?

Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. 

Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit won't fill with water until you replace the fuse. 

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Check the lid switch. There should be a small pin on the lid that will push the lid switch down when it is closed. There are two wires going to the lid switch, jump these two wires together and if it works then replace the switch.

Unplug the washer before doing any work.

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If it is a Calypso, abandon it immediately... it is amazing you still have it. One of the worst designs, ever. Whirlpool Washing Machine Drain Pump 285990 No Longer Available

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there are 2 boards in there. on the calypso, 9 times out of 10 you have to change both boards at the same time

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