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Post# 1057788   1/16/2020 at 14:12 (252 days old) by MaytagNeptune (Interlochen MI)        

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Please open your top once every so often. The joints can trap moisture and cause rusting.
For the whirlpool one remove the screw under the whirlpool logo on the front. slide the top forward and lift. for the kenmore version use a putty knife and raise the main top by releasing the 2 spring clips. if the machine is rusted completely on the joints it's usually time for it to go. I send machines do the shredder when they are completely rusted on the suspension joints. after parting them out (OF COURSE) Below are the photos of mine.
NOTE THE rust on the left corner is going bye bye.

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Post# 1057890 , Reply# 1   1/17/2020 at 10:34 (252 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Kelly, I can't tell from your pictures and description what you are talking about, I have never seen anything rust so badly under the top to cause the machine to be dangerous to use or even just fail.

Post more detail of something that failed.

John L.

Post# 1057892 , Reply# 2   1/17/2020 at 10:49 (252 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
((((eye roll))))

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that small amount of rust your showing is hardly even worth concerning anyone about....

I seen machines far more rusted out, perforating through the body, and still will run a load with no issues...

ever notice that Aliens, with their probes, never land at Princeton or Yale?....of course if a ship ever landed on my lawn, I would be flipping it over to see who made it!

Post# 1057901 , Reply# 3   1/17/2020 at 12:08 (252 days old) by MaytagNeptune (Interlochen MI)        
Not my photos. Credit to Lorain Furniture.

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hi John these are not my photos but This one was dangerous to use. The rust not a big deal. the big deal is how thin the metal is getting. If I got a Calypso like this one It would be dismantled IMMEDIATELY! but I'm keeping mine until either it's not fixible anymore or it blows up like Samsung.

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Post# 1057904 , Reply# 4   1/17/2020 at 12:54 (251 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Rusting is a large problem on Calypsos but the machine of the photos above is just dirty.

Post# 1057922 , Reply# 5   1/17/2020 at 15:01 (251 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I agree....I watched the whole vid....that machine needs a good cleanout....never knew of plastic to rust

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