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f51 code whirlpool cabrio washer

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 31st, 2012

why im i getting this code

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Whirlpool , Washers
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Manage My Life
whirlpool wow they messed up with this one. error f 51 i cleaned the tube found nothing but it needed it. when i went to check the motor I found a loose bolt. on the stater running just fine seem to have fixed the problem. I want to thank all the people that post on these sites for your help. my wife also found on this machine that her start buttom was broken sounds like another common problem. I just cut out the plastic cover and she uses a pen to push start button. this may help saved me another 300.00 hope it helps. we all need to stick togeather if we own one of these machines.
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December 31st, 2012
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Mark T
The F-51 error code on this washer indicates that the machine control board in the console detects a motor RPS (Rotor Position Sensor -- tachometer) failure. This can be caused by a number of different problems. You could have a bad RPS sensor, a failed motor, a wire harness connection problem or an item stuck between the spin basket and the outer tub that is interfering with spin basket rotation. A water filling problem could also cause this code to be displayed since the basket would have excessive friction if water is not entering the machine properly. With the washer off, spin the basket to see if it rotates freely. If you detect resistance or suspect that an item is stuck between the basket and the outer tub, you will likely need to remove the basket and check this area. The procedure for removing the basket is shown in the first image below. Remove the basket and check for foreign objects or debris.

If the basket spins freely, make sure that your water supply cut-off valves are fully open. Shut off the water supply and remove the hoses from the connections on the back of the washer. Place the ends of the hoses in a bucket and briefly turn on the water supply to check the flow and water pressure coming from the end of the hoses. Check the inlet water valve screens for deposits or debris that could interfere with the water fill. The motor will begin to spin the basket before the washer completes the filling function. If the filling is slow, it could cause the F-51 and F-50 code.

If the water supply is okay, you could have a wire harness connection problem, failed RPS sensor or a number of other failures. If you are technically advanced and have a volt/ohm meter, you can use the technical information provided in the third image to try and diagnose your likely failure. NOTE: This information is intended for technicians. Follow electrical safety guidelines when using this information.

Unplug the washer

to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components. Internal metal edges in the washer can be sharp. Protective gloves are recommended.

I recommend that you

unplug the washer

and access the control board first. Check the wire harness connections on the P10 and P5 plugs first. Measure the resistance through the motor and the RPS sensor as shown below. This may point you in the direction of your failure. If you need more help, submit additional details.

This is often a difficult failure to diagnose and repair in an Oasis washer. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
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