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Calypso Washing Machine

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While it's true that Ted went way overboard in his post, I don't want the point to be lost that this site is supported by parts sales  It is frustrating to offer free repair help here and then have people go off and buy their parts elsewhere.  I'm not sure how much more clear it can be (short of popup ads!) that if you need parts, buy them through our parts links because it helps support this forum.  The prices are good, and you can return any part for any reason, hassle-free.

Having said that, personal attacks, ad hominem insults, and libelous claims distract from the main point.  Ted, you are welcome to participate in these forums but I'll ask that, in the future, you conduct yourself in accordance with the Samurai School Rules of Etiquette.  Domo.

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Yes Ted thank you.  I do understand how business works also.  When a first looked for the part through the link to RepairClinic, i must have found the wrong part because it was showing up as $146 something.  Rather than pay $40 bucks more and have just a portion going to the Samurai, I figured I would buy from Sears and donate the difference.  I am sure that $40 bucks straight to him would be more than his kickback for a $146 part.  But thank you for your insight.

Samurai...I didnt see the highlighted "here" on your response before that sent me to the exact part i need.  Thank you.  I ordered from there and will return the part from Sears.  I definately appreciate your site and all the help i have received. 

Thank you again.   Sorry for the confusion.

 

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[user=623]Bankmaster[/user] wrote:

Samurai...I didnt see the highlighted "here" on your response before that sent me to the exact part i need. Thank you. I ordered from there and will return the part from Sears. I definately appreciate your site and all the help i have received.

Bankmaster, you have shown yourself to be a Man of Honor. You have also shown great restraint in replying to a personal attack from "Ted Bell," or whatever his real name is. You have earned your new title of "Apprentice Appliantologist."

Kanpai! :cheers:

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Thank you very much.  Installed the pump and everything is working fine.  After I was all done, I noticed on the old pump that two of the contacts were not connected.  So now after cleaning everyhthing up I get to dig back in to see if that was the problem all along.  Although for $100 I may just leave it.

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Awwite!  Thanks for the update! 

:party:

Not sure what contact lines you're referring to.  The pump is direct coupled to the motor and has a suction and discharge hose--if either of those were disconnected, you'd know it in a hurry!

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The connection from the gray tube (love the tech jargon) to the power source.  two of the four connections were off.  might be why it was working half ass for a while (loose connection) then went dead. Just not sure it worth the headache of reinstalling.

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I'm coming in late on this thread - but better late than never ...

Yet again, I've got the FL code and my pump has failed - it's happened 6 or 7 times in 4 or 5 years, always lint clogging the propeller, or whatever you want to call it, on the inside of the pump. I was somewhat shocked that the price was now $110 or so and not the $30 I was used to paying.

Of course this post clearly spells out why. My questions are

1. what is this new motor/pump combo gaining me ... I assume better resistance to continual failure, either stronger motor or better pump design ??? ...

2. I assume not too much more effort to get the motor out?

Sorry, I already ordered one from Sears, but from now on will buy from your sources, since I can get something here that Sears doesn't supply very well - support ...

Thanks for any info ...

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the new design pump/motor assembly is a smaller diameter impeller and more of a y shaped inlet and outlet on pump looks like it will be much more forgiving to lint build up etc.- have installed quite a few so far-no callbacks. also included with pump is a small items netted laundry bag- i guess if the entire bag full of scanties gets caught,it's time to look further into the washplate/u-joint issue.

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i guess ted bell has never made a "missteak" before- hope you believe in carma ted, as your little outburst toward some innocent mistake made by someone under the stress of a non-working washer,complaining wife etc., will probably cost you a few sent back perfectly medium rare steaks,when this occurs,the stress starts to set in,the beads of sweat start running down the crack of your ......,steam builds up behind your ears,  just remember-YOU ASKED FOR IT !!!!!!!

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kdog, thanks for the reply ....

I haven't taken the machine apart yet, so don't know what I'll find yet. The part will take several days to get here.

My wife just told me that there's been problems in the last month with clothes going thru the sides, so I in fact might have a piece of clothes caught somewhere, and the washplate/ujoint issue might be upon me. I've heard of these problems, but don't know much about them yet, but will in due time ...

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if you are also looking at a washplate/u-joint repair in the near future,you may want to reconsider doing any repairs at all, you'll be looking at laying out several hundred dollars in replacement parts before the fat lady sings, the calypso machines are plagued by a number of different issues,and many of them have found their way to the junkpile already.  before you put yourself in a position of good money after bad,take these cautions into consideration.

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Thanks for all the advice. At this point, my wife says that when the wash cycle is completely over, sometimes some clothes have been caught on the side wall patially below the plate.

I know she specifically mentioned a bathing suit, which should be in a laundry bag anyway - although she did mention other clothes. If they're getting any bigger (towels, shirts), then I will probably start looking for another machine. I assumed that if clothes were slipping down that the gasket seal was getting weak. It sounds like mechanical issues (plate, ubolt)contribute to the plate wobbling enough so that there large enough gaps for clothes to slip down. It wouldn't take much in the way of expense on those parts, for me to pursue another machine, as you say.

I'm aware of a class-action lawsuit in Pennsylvania - but a check for me worth 15 cents with the lawyers making millions comes to mind.

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