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Fault code F51 What does it mean and what are the solutions or repairs to eliminate this fault code

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  • 351stang Nov 07, 2007

    f51 code comes up and have to push cancel and start over.tried store i bought it from, but it's one month out of warranty

  • fostersinc Feb 04, 2008

    My power went out and when it came on 2 seconds later my cabrio washer was flashing F and 50 (I thought the 50 was the minutes for the cycle I was on but after seeing all these F51 comments I think not). Service is coming later this week but I am 1 month out of warranty of course. Can you fix this yourself?

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Its the Rotor Position Sensor very easy solution!!!chat with me online and ill step you through it save up to $65 (my in-home rate in florida is $75!!!!!!!)

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What does an error code F51 on a whirlpool cabrio washer mean?

Cabrio F51 Fault (Stored Fault Code F51) The Cabrio's F51 fault code flashes on the washing machine's display when there is a motor rotor position sensor (RPS) failure.
Check for good contact at the control Board and at the RPS. Sometimes disconnecting and reconnecting the RPS plug connection several times will clean off corrosion that may be affecting the contacts.

Here is an earlier Fixya answer addressing the query:

Whirlpool cabrio error code f51 what does it mean

Sensor is item 20 below. Clean it.


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Miele washing machine W3725 is coming up with Technical fault F51 ?

F51: Pressure Sensor
In the operating mode, the display indicates Technical fault.
The program is stopped, the water intake valve is closed, and the drain pump is
switched on for 120 seconds.
Electrical defect in analog pressure sensor (ADS). The values are out of range.
The pressure sensor is integrated into the power/program electronic (ELP)

This will usually require a professional to repair.

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What does an F-1 code mean on the display? washer will not start.

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    What is Technical Fault 51?

    The most common reason for this code is :-

    F51 error is caused by a faulty or blocked heater pressure switch. It is not a job for an unqualified person.

    "The program is interrupted and the drain pump is operated. The display shows Technical fault F51. Call Service Department. The buzzer is activated for 2 minutes. "

    Apr 14, 2015 | Washing Machines

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    What does the code LF mean

    It generally means a problem with the water supply. Here is a link to all the codes: Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Fault Codes

    If you have to dig into the machine to repair, utube can be helpful:

    Jan 02, 2015 | Whirlpool WTW6400SW Cabrio Washer

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    Water remains in machine. Machine stops after a minute or so and diplays F11.

    F11 means Drainage fault.

    Water present in appliance and is not being drained off. The display shows Drain fault F11. The buzzer is activated for 2 minutes.

    Background information:
    After each drain pump step, the circulation pump operates for 2 seconds and heater pressure switch B1/13 checks the water level. If it is too high (large quantity of residual water remaining in the cabinet), the drainage time is extended. If, after a further check, the water level is still too high, then the program is interrupted, the fault code is saved and the drain pump is activated. Fault code F11 is also registered if heater relay 1K1 is not activated after the fault code F51 register check; see Section 080-3.18. Drain hose kinked. Remedy: Check the drain hose for correct positioning.

    Cause: Drain blocked.
    1. Clean the on-site drain.
    2. Check the sump drain.
    3. Check the filters.
    4. Check the heater pressure switch and replace it if necessary.

    Cause: Ball in non-return valve in sump has not opened (e.g., jammed).
    Clean the non-return valve in the sump or replace it if necessary. Cause: Foreign objects in the drain pump.

    Clean the drain pump and its impeller.

    Cause: Drain pump defective.
    1. Check the voltage supply to the drain pump.
    2. If correct voltage is present, check the drain pump motor winding.
    3. Replace the drain pump, if necessary.

    Cause: Foreign objects in heater pressure switch.
    Check the heater pressure switch for blockages and correct switching point.

    Cause: Heater relay defective. Heater relay (coil or contacts) becomes defective during the drainage step (after fault code F51 register check).
    Replace the heater relay.

    Hope this helps to solve it.

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    What does F 51 mean?

    The F51 fault code on your Cabrio washer indicates that the control board is not sensing the proper drive motor spin. To clear the fault code, press the Pause/Cancel button.

    Make sure that the drain hose is not stuck way down the stand pipe. This can cause siphoning of fill water which will inhibit proper motor rotation.

    Check to see if the wash basket spins freely. If it does not, you may have an item of clothing stuck between the outer tub and the inner basket. This restriction in rotation will also cause an F51 fault code.

    If these tips do not help you resolve the F51 problem, then you probably have a component failure. Possible failures include: wire harness or wire connection problem between the machine control and the RPS sensor (Rotor Position Sensor), a failed RPS sensor, a failed drive motor, and a failed machine control board.

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    Will not spin code 51

    Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
    This is the Cabrio washer. F51 fault code is likely the Rotor Position switch failure, located on the motor. Even though it might run, the Hall sensor inside it has gone out. The Cabrio manual is in the Online Repair manuals Forum which you may jump to from any page at the bottom right if you want to test motor resistance from the convenience of the console. Many people mistakenly replace the main control board in hopes of correcting this issue but it is actually a communications error between the Hall sensor and the main board.

    There is a Rotor Position switch kit which should correct the problem, and comes with a new harness and excellent instructions. picure below :


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