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Amana wash machine motor armature has shifted out of alignment.Mo

The armature has fallen out of place. Don't know if a snap ring or bearing has shifted. Can anything be done to save the motor?Unit is only 3 years old.Parts store says it was made by Maytag.

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The motor is not made to be disassembled so the only fix is to replace the motor. I have removed the eletrical switch on top of the motor and extended the activating arm with epoxy so that it would reach the centrifugal switch. This allows the motor to start properly.

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This has been a troublesome issue for Whirlpool and may of Whirlpools customers. The F51 code indicates a problem with the RPS (Rotational Speed Sensor) that monitors the motor speed. This issue has been identified as relating to the the connection system between the RPS and the controller.

Whirlpool has changed the RPS connector design, providing a more reliable connection and is available as a service kit. The control has also been updated for better sensing of the RPS. Also, if you have experienced problems with certain wash loads getting tangled and knotted, there is also an update washplate intended to reduce this issue. You should contact Whirlpool for possible repair concessions related to these issues.

If you would like to get to the RPS.. Here's how:

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4. Remove the 4 bolts that secure the armature to the tub. CAREFUL this assembly is a little heavy, support well before removing last bolt.
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If I can assist you further, please let me know


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