Thread Number: 79361  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
Whirlpool Calypso Washer
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Post# 1032813   5/16/2019 at 14:36 (1,751 days old) by washer10 (FL)        

What type of drive was it and the features it contained and the type of sounds it made while operating?

Post# 1032815 , Reply# 1   5/16/2019 at 14:45 (1,751 days old) by washer10 (FL)        
Forgot to add Cabrio in my topic

Was the Cabrio washer similar to the calypso washer or it was a different type?

Post# 1032858 , Reply# 2   5/17/2019 at 04:27 (1,750 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Calypso is a belt-drive mechanism.  Spin brake is similar to WP direct-drive.  A U-joint allows the wash plate to wobble.  A leveler mechanism centers the axis for spin, tilts it at an angle for agitation.  The motor reverses for agitate (nutation) or spin.  Agitate direction, the brake engages, the leveler tilts, and the wash plate wobbles.  Spin direction, the leveler straightens, brake releases, and the whole thing spins.  The pump is a separate electric motor that reverses for drain or recirculation.  It recirculates during all wash and rinse operations, except spin sprays.  There are videos on YouTube that shows the action and operational sounds.

Cabrio/Oasis/Bravos are completely different mechanisms and actions.

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