This might be old news, but the class action law suit brought against Whirlpool Corp. and Sears has been settled. Deadline for any affected by this suit is May 7, 2007. Read about the settlement here and about the various problems and complaints at Consumeraffairs.com.
From a service standpoint – Calypso washers are about the worst things that I can think of to service. I don’t mind the technology – in fact the concept of bouncing the clothes up and down through the water/detergent is a good idea. However, the access to components is near impossible and the testing procedures are also complex and more difficult than necessary. I guess the engineers thought that they would never break – hence the service difficulties. It’s hard to believe that the engineers that designed this unit also designed the Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer which is a joy to service.