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Whirpool Cabrio Top Load

I was getting an F51 message everytime that I washed a load. The book said to push cancel and start and if it started not to worry about it. I did that and haven't gotten the message in several days. Now, my washer is leaking water underneath. I've tried to watch the cycle and it looks like it's either coming whenever it's filling or washing. It's not a lot of water, but enough that I'm concerned. Where do I start? I've had this washer for a year and a half and really don't want to buy a new one if I don't have to....

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  • feb4cem Sep 15, 2008

    My machine is a year old and I started having this problem 2 weeks ago, often I can change the type of load and it would work, but it happens more and more. What does F1 mean????

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Ok take a deeep breath and exhale slow. For both of you I believe it exists to be in the process of having a ccu failure. The part is w10201186 for most models and is currently on back order. For the guy with leaks what you want to do is verify the leak. The first action we take is to get a metal putty knife and where the top lid meets the front panel of the washer is a seam. Take this knife and insert one inch at the middle and slide until you feel it stop. This is a clip and the other side has one too. We need to use the knife and push in the clip about 1/2 inch and lift that side a little, then repeat on the opposite side. As your load agitates and does the rinse and spin lift and observe the water. If the agitation is throwing the water out you need the updated board and washplate, It will solve 80% of the F 51 problem as well. For the second person F1 means to replace your ccu board as it is faulted.

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