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Post# 299708   8/27/2008 at 21:34 (3,610 days old) by bpetersxx (earth)        

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I have never seen a Calypso with this kind of control panel

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Post# 299713 , Reply# 1   8/27/2008 at 21:56 (3,610 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I think this was the last of the "collapsos"

Post# 299751 , Reply# 2   8/28/2008 at 01:13 (3,610 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
calypsos were a failure

Yeah, the Calypso was one of the worst failures since the Edsel.

Post# 299752 , Reply# 3   8/28/2008 at 01:17 (3,610 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
calypsos were a failure

Yeah, the Calypso was one of the worst failures since the Edsel.

Post# 299753 , Reply# 4   8/28/2008 at 01:23 (3,610 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
second post

Sorry for the double post-I had trouble getting the first one to post due to a technical glitch.

Post# 299758 , Reply# 5   8/28/2008 at 03:32 (3,610 days old) by spankomatic (Ukiah,CA)        

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That would be a "Center Dial" Calypso....

Post# 299770 , Reply# 6   8/28/2008 at 06:45 (3,610 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

That's actually kinda cool looking. I love my Calypso.

Post# 299889 , Reply# 7   8/28/2008 at 16:34 (3,609 days old) by funguy10 ()        

That control panel reminds me of the Kenmore Oasis.

Post# 299948 , Reply# 8   8/28/2008 at 22:36 (3,609 days old) by bpetersxx (earth)        

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Here is another one

this is a whirlpool calypso

initial bid 400$

Mine was 100$ with a leaky bleach injector system

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Post# 300028 , Reply# 9   8/29/2008 at 10:59 (3,609 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

I only $60 for mine, it was suds-locked.

Post# 300079 , Reply# 10   8/29/2008 at 16:15 (3,609 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        
And just as reminder...

Thanks to Daddoes, let's watch a Calypso doing it's thing.
Noisy devil, isn't it with that very bouncy wash action?


Post# 300587 , Reply# 11   9/1/2008 at 10:07 (3,606 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

That picture was the last model sold, after it's cosmetic make-over.

I don't know, mine is going on 8 years old...and it hasn't "failed" yet. Just have to know how to use it, which most people certainly did not know how to do. It also cleans better than any other washer I've owned, including my beloved Frigidaire Gallery front loader (loved that washer!). To each his own, but I'd buy another one in a heartbeat. Easy machine to repair, good capacity and never an out of balance problem. Very efficient, but still uses a respectable amount of water to clean. It's actually a very quiet machine...I can only hear the final high speed spin, which can be a bit raucous for the last 4 - 5 minutes.

Post# 300938 , Reply# 12   9/2/2008 at 19:33 (3,604 days old) by gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

I love my Collapse-O! It does a great job of cleaning and will wash bulky items well.

Post# 301052 , Reply# 13   9/3/2008 at 08:09 (3,604 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

Steve -that's a good washes bulky items, even single pillows, single rugs, comforters, etc. very well...and never goes off balance. Can't do that in any front loader. It's really a very versatile machine. I wish you could control the spin speeds on the different cycles though...that would be helpful sometimes.

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