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Post# 263500   2/5/2008 at 23:27 (3,814 days old) by john36 ()        

I found this Kenmore Elite Calypso curbside monday morning. I tought it would be fun to take it and play around with it. I took it all apart and cleaned up the crud in the outer tub which was gross!!

I put it all back together and gave it a test run. So far it seems to work ok. I discovered it won't do anything with the lid up so I popped the top to watch it work.

below are some pictures

Post# 263501 , Reply# 1   2/5/2008 at 23:34 (3,814 days old) by john36 ()        

here it is all apart

Post# 263502 , Reply# 2   2/5/2008 at 23:37 (3,814 days old) by john36 ()        
outer tub

here is the outer tub all cleaned up

Post# 263503 , Reply# 3   2/5/2008 at 23:41 (3,814 days old) by john36 ()        
ready for trial run

all back together! I was surprised how easy this washer was to take apart.

Post# 263513 , Reply# 4   2/6/2008 at 00:36 (3,814 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Be aware that service specifications require the u-joint seals be replaced *every time* it's disassembled -- the pink o-ring atop the basket hub under the u-joint (if the u-joint is pulled), and the six grommets atop the u-joint under the inner dome.

The lid switch can be bypassed by tapping a jumper across the connection block. I added a Toggleswitch® to one of mine. Toggle On, lid switch bypassed. Toggle Off, lid switch works normally. The lid switch must be opened at the end of a cycle (or the power cord unplugged) to reset it for another cycle, adding the Toggleswitch® faciliates that operation.

Post# 263540 , Reply# 5   2/6/2008 at 07:27 (3,814 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

I have that identical machine. We have been using it for several months now and love it.

Post# 263541 , Reply# 6   2/6/2008 at 07:31 (3,814 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Jon, what a great find! You have that machine looking like new!

Post# 263578 , Reply# 7   2/6/2008 at 13:52 (3,814 days old) by tuthill ()        

Really lucky you found such a new and nice machine!

Post# 263685 , Reply# 8   2/6/2008 at 23:13 (3,813 days old) by john36 ()        

Hi, thanks for the compliments! It was quite dirty when I found it but turns out to be in excellent mechanical condition. I spent several hours cleaning it to make it look and smell good. It is a fun machine to play around with and I like how its sooooo quiet!!

Post# 263786 , Reply# 9   2/7/2008 at 13:23 (3,813 days old) by ducky1029 (New Jersey)        

Wow!!! that machine looks awesome!! How did you ever find such a beautiful Calypso washer on the curb. I have one just like it I bought the set in the graphite color. I love how it washes I have been looking for another set on ebay and craigslist but they are all so far away. You really scored with that find Congrats!!!

Post# 263801 , Reply# 10   2/7/2008 at 14:59 (3,813 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

....and just wait until you do some real laundry in'll be quite surprised at how it cleans, how much it holds, and how quietly it washes, too.

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