Question about Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer
I've had my washer for about a month. For the last two weeks, everytime you I do a wash it gives me a "F51" error code. This code always appears after a few minutes in thw wash/spin cycle, which happens to be at exactly the same point where the washer reads 37 minutes left to go. The manuel says to stop the washer and start again. Call sears if problem persists. I called them and they told me to press stop 3 times and on the 4th time to hold the stop button for 6 seconds and release. This did not help. They sent someone out today to look at it. But he didn't even stay to see the problem he just blew me off. Please help. Thank You.
I placed a very detailed post on how to resolve this issue. If you are mechanically and electrically inclined, this will give you pretty much step by step directions. I also analyzed why this is happening. Please disconnect power before any work... There is 120V floating around inside to bite you! Good Luck, GBaxter http://worldofwashers.blogspot.com/2007/06/cabriooasis-f51-error-codes.html
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
I am on the phone with Whirlpool right now. I think we have discovered the problem.
My Sears Oasis washer purchased in December of 2006 has already had the sensor replaced about 8 months after it was delivered (August 2007). I am a light user. I remember that when the tech replaced the part, he noted that it looked as if it had come loose and wondered if that was not why it failed...he put in a new one anyway, as long as he had the thing open...
So now, here comes December 2009 and after light use for 2 or 3 more years, I got the error again. The first time they came out, it worked so I ended up buying an extended warranty.
Sure enough it failed again today. First wash was fine, second was F51 and I had to restart everything. His computer told him that it had a 'short' (F41) and a failure (F15) which shows that it was intermittent. This time I asked him to check to see if it was loose first, which he did.
Guess what? The sensor that makes it spin, had wiggled loose again on one side! I had always figured that this many components could not have gone bad but that loose barrel might have set up just the right vibrations to cause the plastic grips to let go after time. The tech said he simply snapped it back in and did the test and it was fine.
I will be watching it, but I called Whirlpool to suggest that this was the problem, not a bad sensor.
I think the heat of the water, plus the vibrations, makes for loose plastic grips and the sensor falls out after time. Just my theory... but who knows, I'm just an old computer tech, female!
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Disconnect three prong rotor position sensor harness located under machine clean connectors crimp harness to fit tighter and it should fix problem if not then replace control board i am a sears tech and isee about 5 a week 90% of time its a loose connection to rotor position sensor
Posted on Aug 16, 2007
I KEPT HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AND CALLED SEARS THEY TOLD ME TO TURN OFF THE BREAKER FOR ONE MINUTE AND TURN IT BACK ON. SO FAR SO GOOD. HOPE THIS WORKS FOR OTHERS.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
I just wash my clothes on the express wash setting now and adjust the water temp and the soil level if necessary. Works for me LOL
Posted on Jul 25, 2007
Mine gave the F51 code a few min after it started to agitate. Watched a few videos on YouTube and found that the clips that hold wiring harness secure at the RPS had came out. When it started to agitate it must have moved the the wires connected to the RPS to make it think something was wrong. Popped them back in and is working fine. 30 min and no $$$$
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
Just had the Sears repair guy out for this and he said disconnecting the part doesn't solve it, and the part will actually have to be replaced, $179 later, we will see how it does! This is a huge problem on these washer and this part should be a recall, even the repairman agreed!
Posted on Oct 04, 2007
The F51 code is a motor rotor position sensor failure. It's best to call in the warranty service as there is a bunch of tests that need to be run to determine if it's the sensor or control board. If the tech wasn't any help, contact the store for a replacement. Catriver...post back.
Posted on Oct 14, 2006
I've had this problem happen twice already, the first time 4 months after purchase - was "fixed" and the next time 2 months later. Sears sold a peice of crap and will not honor a replacement. Going to small claims court seems the only resolution.
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
Had the same problem, Sears replaced the speed sensor located undr the machine with part nuber 8565188A and replaced the control board unit with p/n W10112113A. This seems to have corrected the F51 code
Posted on Mar 24, 2007
I had the same problem. I would tell you to have a new one sent but I did that with mine and the second one did the same f51 only after having it a week. I would suggest you call sears and pick out a different model. Thats what I am going to do. Jenine
Posted on Oct 13, 2006
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