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May have an article of clothing stuck between drums

When I removed the back panel to tackle the F51 code, I noticed something dark (possible article of clothing) between the outer plastic drum and the inner metal drum. Is there suppossed to be something between the drums or is this a lost piece of clothing. I don't want to retrieve it if it is factory installed. Thank you.

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  • onetireddadd Jan 21, 2009

    Yes, it was a piece of clothing, and I was able to retrieve it quite easily. Thanks. Regarding the F51 code, I followed some advice I found and was able to handle it myself. In my case it appeared to be a loose connection at the motor. I tipped back the machine, removed the motor assembly and reconnected anything and everything I could find. I then did the same to the upper control panels for good measure, and everything is working fine. Thank you for the help.


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Possible that ther is a piece of clothing, if you can "pop" the top and tilt the top back, you can then unsnap the upper tub ring cover, that tub "floats in the unit so you can lift it right out. as far as the f51 what was the result on that?? thas usually requires replacing trhe "rps" sensor and main control board, id call whirplool depending on age for that matter

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