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Calypso
« on: May 16, 2013, 01:51:26 PM »
My day was going okay. Then they added a Calypso not draining to the middle of my AM route.  There goes my morning....

Anyone else hate these things as much as I do?

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Offline scrapiron

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »
Yup. Calypso's are pure evil >:(  Perhaps the dumbest washer design ever.

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 07:08:37 PM »
Only Sears techs, everyone else tells the customer to buy a new unit. O0

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 01:03:11 AM »
Took me an hour to swap the drain/circ pump. What a pain in the arse. No matter how much water you pump out of the tub, there always seems to be a gallon or two just sitting in there. I hate these things.

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 07:00:38 AM »
I don't pump them out to change the pump. I pinch off the 2 hoses with pinch-off tools. The 2 cups of water that dribble out of the pump, I catch in an old cake pan.

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 03:49:12 AM »
Almost always tell them to replace and not waste any money.  However,  I still have a drain pump left for one of these and if I run into one hopefully I'll get rid of it.   
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Re: Calypso
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 10:47:34 PM »
Haha...A Sears salesman I was talking with one day about that machine, said, "We always called it the COLLAPSE-O"!


BTW: I pinch of hoses, too. It gains you repair time, and after the repair, you can use the machine to drain itself. Next best is placing the nozzle of your shop vac over the loose end of the drain hose...you'll get every drop!

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 11:29:55 PM »
Unless the drain hose is full of coins. Then you get nada... :P

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Re: Calypso
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:30:52 AM »
You Jinxed me ,  Low.    Went out today,  Lady said she had a kenmore not draining - Got there........Bingo - Piece of Crapso,  I mean Calypso.    and .................... I finally got rid of the damn drain pump I had.     So,  actually,  You didn't jinx me.   No more calypso pump on truck.    I wonder if I should replace it......................................NOT.   and yes,  I hate these pieces of junk.   Anything other than that,  and I would have junked it.   Lady said she loves the washer.   Go figure. 

On another note,  what I do is take my wet vac,  stick on end of drain hose, and suck out all of the water from it til dry.   Takes a little time,  but saves the flood on the floor.    I carry 3 pairs of clamp pliers,   but don't like to use on some of those hoses because if it splits the hose,  I'm screwed.    I do not carry any calypso hoses.   
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