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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2010, 08:56:37 PM »

I ain't ran it yet. I figure it might be ok is the drum turns free.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2010, 08:58:54 PM »
I ain't got none of these in order.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2010, 09:13:04 PM »
I took about 50 photos. I intend to get more photos tomorrow when I take this baby for a road test.  :rofl:

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2010, 05:13:08 PM »
This washer is crappy   >:( Far as i can tell it has to be crappyer than a new style ge top loader. It does not agitate at all. Just wobbles and turns slow or dumps water. I ain't got to spin yet. Too many distractions, yard work, granny , and cooking, I cain't get around to sitting there watching a P.O.S. for 40 minutes. Any body know how to force spin on this P.O.S.  :rofl:

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2010, 06:04:24 PM »
But it's a VERY nice looking POS, JW.

This washer is also known as...

A Collapso Washer.

When our "doughboys" were forced to use the Chauchat machine gun during WW1---they tossed 'em into a ditch---straightaway.

It simply did not work.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2010, 08:43:03 PM »
Yall I have found the problem corrected it and now have an interesting washer. I am upgrading this P.O.S. to P.D.N. OK I figured the wobble was not being effective to the point of discouraging the machine. I saw several CI errors. As you may know a CI error means the machine has met the current limit which means it is over amping because of that stupid wobble jamming the agitator against the tub and locking up. I said to myself this wobble thang don't really do sh!t and when it goes crazy it will allow clothes to get under that fancy agitator base. SOO.... I took the thing back apart and removed the nutation drive. Put it back together to see what it will do. See instead of agitation this washer uses a tiny amount of water and continuously circulates it. The nutation part is just a bunch of BS that makes this washer fail miserably. I ran it on short cycle and watched it throughout with the front panel off. The agitator does wobble even with the gizmo removed. It does better now than it did with it in. Keep in mind I ain't washed any clothes in it yet. But I got that mutha to spin like nobodys business. Here is what it does. It fills up slowly spins, wobbles, and continuously pours water over the tub from several positions. It dumps it floods the detergent dispenser and it sprays. Once I got the nutation gizmo out of it it came to life.
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2010, 10:17:50 PM »
JW you are the only person I know who would keep playing with that animal.Gotta love your drive. O0 Those things have cut me about every time I run into one.God sometimes I hate home warranty's.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2010, 10:39:00 PM »
More from the swamp

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2010, 10:42:03 PM »
a bit more

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2010, 10:53:39 PM »
Their ain't no out of balance switch. I shook this thing to hell trying to see.I am interested in this machine because it saves water detergent and less phospates can get into our water streams and upset our oilslick  :rofl:
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2010, 02:35:05 PM »
My sister in law brought her wash today as usual. 2 loads. I waved her off from the shop and redirected her laundry mat dodging butt to the new improve Cawipso wonder. I loaded all the jeans in there I could but left the whites. Didn't know what it was going to do. I think now she could have dumped all them dayum clothes in there. I set the washer for Jeans/dark put in just a dab of detergent and let er go. It takes 44 minutes to do a load.
That joker goes into a 2400 rpm final spin that will blow yer mind. We are talking extractor babe  O0
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2010, 02:36:08 PM »
Clothes is drying now. Does not take too long to dry them clothes. No word on how they come out yet. Stay tuned...
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2010, 02:49:39 PM »
Update all seems to be going well. Giving this mutha a test filled it to the top with 2 loads and added 2 tablespoon liquid Ivory laundry soap. Set on heavey duty total run time 63 minutes. Let er go. Gonna cook some beef stew while I wait for that mutha to do its thang. :D
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2010, 04:27:56 PM »
Wait till it eats your clothes.Keep washing with it and you will see what I mean.Great pics also.They bring back nightmares.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2010, 04:42:09 PM »
How does it eat the clothes? I have defeated the nutration device. You had one of these machine?
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2010, 05:08:43 PM »
I gotta say I just went over and removed that double load and it was damp dry and the clothes were not knotted. They seem to be pretty darn clean and it appears drying times is gonna be less as a result. We might be onto sumpin. Stay tuned....
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2010, 11:56:16 PM »
Someone gave me one of these over a year and a half ago after I sold them a washer, who is now my landlord. and I have never even plugged it in to diagnose it. It is still sitting in storage and I almost brought it home the other day to mess with but ran out of time. I will get to it soon though.

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2010, 06:05:59 PM »
i think you should take your daughter out behind the wood shed and put some sense in her,   no disrespect meant!!!!

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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2011, 09:22:05 PM »
Captain's log Stardate 2011: They wrecked the old standby Kenmore direct drive at dark so I had to use the backup washer. The Calypso. I had on hand tonight some Tide HE soap from the dollar store. I used a quarter measure of it and that washer worked like a dream. They never could get it past the last 6 minutes because they were using that cheap a$$ dollar general store stuff. When that sucker came out o final spin them clothes was dang near dry. If the humidity gets to 95% in July I figure we won't even have to use the clothes dryer. LOL
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Re: Calypso Washer
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2011, 10:42:26 PM »
JW, you keep an eye on that thang.  Last year I made a post saying Calypso eats lady undies. Never got any anwsers why or if anyone had simular complaint.  I removed the nutation plate and found the little things safe and sound, it happened again so I replaced the plate it worked fine for several months and then the same thing again.  The husband decided to get hide of the preditor and buy something else. I guess he didn't like the advances the machine was making toward is wife.  Don't worry JW the machine will spit yours out, they like the ladies stuff, unless you may got one of those alternative lifestyle machines.
Seriously the one thing that I did notice about the plate was that the rubber outer ring was straight up (perpendicular to the plate) on the 1st plate that I replaced. The new plates ring was almost on the same plane as the plate but after the few months when it became hungery again it was straight up also.