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 Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2010 05:11 am
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I need nine Pirate Lords to bind my Calypso (I read the "Read this first or else" post, but do I really need the model number? *)

I have a Calypso which recently began making screeching noises during nutation.  Now, it gives me a CA error code shortly after beginning movement.

Thinks I to myself, "Hie thee to the book of all knowledge**."  It suggests that a current greater than 5.55 amps could be occurring for more than two seconds.  The tech sheet from inside the washer suggests a number of tests that I had performed earlier when I was having other troubles (it is a Calypso).

Thinks I to myself, "Nay, many a time gave I weight to the wild and whirling words of sages past, howe'er in the gross and scope of my opinion this time shall not be another."  See, the thing is, the noise and the smell make me think something's binding up physically.  I took the drive belt off and ran one of the general diagnostic tests with a key dance.  I had the front panel off, washer down, and I could feel the motor pulley running.  I could turn the large pulley easily by hand.  Then under the suds, through the water, I found a sock wedged between the agitator and the tub.

Thinks I to myself, "Fool-born lout! Being thus deceived thou deservest a boot but hast got a sock."  Re-assembled everything and tried to start a load.  The time never changed on the display and nothing happened.

I ran the general diagnostic test again, got a screeching and a CA.

Thinks I to myself, "Doubtfull it stands, As two spent Swimmers, that do cling together, And choake their Art: The mercilesse Calypso (Worthie to be a Rebell, for to that The multiplying Villanies of Nature Doe swarme upon her) from the Whirlpool Isles Of Pumps and Error Codes is supply'd, And Fortune on her damned recalcitrance smiling, Shew'd like a Rebells Whore: but all's too weake: For brave Weetabix (well he deserves that Name) Disdayning Fortune, with his brandisht wrench, Which smoak'd with bloody execution (Like Valours Minion) carv'd out his passage,
Till hee fac'd the machine: Which nev'r shooke hands, nor bad farwell to her, Till he unseam'd her from the Nave to the Chops, And fix'd her drive motor upon our Battlements..." 

Where was I?  :ooo:

Oh, yeah - the question:  What could be making that screeching noise and introducing such physical resistance into the drive train that the motor draws more than 5.55 amps?

Thanks,
MacWeetabix

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If your hearing the noise during nutation and you can definitely tell its not coming from the motor then it's going to be a mechanical issue causing the motor to draw high amps. most likely the  U-Joint assembly.

Can you actuate the wash plate by hand around and around fairly smoothly or does it feel kinda crunchy?


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