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Offline Abitawheat

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Anybody recognize this machine?
« on: July 05, 2014, 08:03:47 PM »

I'm considering buying and fixing. Owner can't get me the model #. Is it in an unusual place?  Thank in advance!

Wayne

Offline Abitawheat

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 08:40:27 PM »

Offline hesterappliance

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 09:44:59 PM »
Kenmore Calypso washer.Worst washer ever made

Offline Abitawheat

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 09:47:37 PM »
Kenmore Calypso washer.Worst washer ever made

Thanks for the reply....... so it doesn't clean cloths well or parts need constant repair? CE code is what is present on this one. Thx

Offline AJ

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 10:13:07 PM »
Attaching photos from CL for future reference as CL link will be dead someday. 

Offline schleven

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 01:04:30 AM »
Had one of those today. Wouldnt drain. Needs pump. They will call me back...
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Offline LowSL2

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 01:48:14 AM »
A calypso. A 200 lb paper weight.
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Offline RAH52

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 04:32:23 AM »
If your a boater it would make a great anchor .The reason it's broke is ,that's what the engineers designed them to be .Do yourself a favour and walk away !

Offline niobrara

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2014, 10:25:04 AM »
I do not like that washer. :tickedoff:

Offline Jdm

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 09:51:44 PM »
I can remember when they first came out & the first words out of the customers mouth was my washer is eating my clothes. In this business what looks great never works great.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 09:52:32 PM by Jdm »
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Offline Larry the applia

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 01:22:45 PM »
Is that fifty for you to haul away still not worth it
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Offline VOGUSLAVKY

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 01:56:32 PM »
oh no!!!! they still around! i dont like that washer!

Offline rbmappltech

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2014, 09:06:42 PM »
Get rid of it as soon as you can. Don't waste your time or money

Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 07:04:54 PM »
One Word - JUNK.    Not worth messin with    One of the worst washers i've ever worked on.   And I've been doing this 41 years
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Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 07:06:31 PM »
I used to work on the old pump action General Motors made Frigidare washers.    With all the rollers and such -  most of you guys never even saw on of those......... This is a worse machine than that and that was a real dusey to work on.
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Offline youthatswhy

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2014, 09:44:46 AM »
I was given  one  some years back..what a interesting beast..It had water leak at hose clamp..used it about 6 months ...then noticed small articles getting by washplate getting grease on them...wife was not happy.

 The past owners said it had been fixed so many times they were over it.
 I see few every now then...and like so many others don't waste my time with them.

long story short...Its now portable fire pit (s/steel tub that is) move to veg garden in winter, plants love that potash.
take out before we prepare soil and plant.

wondering if they were the same engineers....

Offline RAH52

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2014, 03:56:20 PM »
I worked on those machines ,still have the two bellows tools .Never know ,someone might need a bellows changed one of these years LOL

Offline RAH52

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2014, 04:00:42 PM »
The machine  I'm referring to is the  ( GM )frigidaire thumper .Calypso's make me run like heck the other direction .

Offline youthatswhy

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 02:45:19 PM »
whew...good thing you straightened that out....Rah....that was good one... :2funny:

Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Anybody recognize this machine?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 04:03:17 AM »
Rah,  I also have the bellows tools.  They are hanging in garage on my old tool wall.   I figure maybe one day I'll find a use for them.    Can't move myself to throw them out..   
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