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F50 error code and Whirlpool Cabrio

My Whirlpool Cabrio is flashing F50 (F then 50) when it gets to a spin cycle. I have tried unplugging it to reset any codes/memory but it simply reappears. I have the same problem with an 18 month old Cabrio. The tub fills part way then when it gets to the spin cycle it will not spin up, and then flashes error code F50.
My wife called the Whirlpool authorized repair folks and a few days later he showed up and did a few diagnostic tests. He concluded that it was a bad rps switch. His repair extimate was over $600. I declined and decided to order the parts he said needed replacing. After replacing them I still get the F50 code. I now believe the repair tech misdiagnosed the problem. I believe the real problem is a bad electronic control board. This Whirlpool model must have a serious design flaw or they are using cheap electronic components.

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  • samayala4 Mar 14, 2009

    I have resolved my problem. I downloaded the repair manual for this model and went through a very detailed diagnostic procedure as described in the manual. At the end of that process I determined that the problem was the motor control circuit. I contacted Whirlpool again and they agreed to send out a repair tech to repair the machine at no additioanl cost to me. The tech showed up the following week, replaced the motor control board in about 15 minutes. If the initial Whirlpool authorized repair tech had done his job properly I would not have had to go through this ordeal. Plus he charged my $70 for a bad diagnosis.

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This code would indicate rps sensor at motor. whirlpools are very bad with electronics and control boards. New rps sensor requires new harness as well.

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