Question about Washing Machines
1. UNPLUG WASHER FROM WALL, AND THEN Tilt washer up so that back rests on the wall. You need enough clearance to get under it and for it not to fall back on you. (Can you say Squish??) YOU MUST UNPLUG WASHER TO AVOID ELECTROCUTION....
2. Using the proper size Allen wrench, slowly unscrew the screw which holds the plastic housing. It is surprisingly heavy because it contains larges permanent magnets. The housing is actually the armature of the motor. The Allen headed screw can not fall out of the armature. Keep unscrewing until it is clear that it is released. Once that is done, some small pressure back and forth on the white plastic part will help remove it from the spline shaft.
3. Get your self some paper towels as the next step may have some grease!
4. Remove the four bolts securing the coil windings (stator of the motor). There will be a top plate, Note its orientation. If you are unsure how it may go back in, use a pencil and mark it in one location on both the plastic and the steel.
In my case, after removing the four bolts, the stator was still held in place, despite its weight simply by the grease between the plates. A small amount of wiggling and the stator comes free. It has A LOT of copper wire and Iron in it, so be prepared for it weight. Do not let it hit the ground. Slowly help it come away. There is also a gray plastic protector on top of the stator, which will try to fall away on its own. Again, use a pencil to mark where it was located if you feel at all unsure about where it will go when you reassemble
5. There are a set of black plastic wire ties which press fit into the base of the basin. These easily come off by tugging gently on them and will allow you to set the Stator (the big coils) onto the ground safely.
6. At this point, you can now get to all Motor Position Sensor (MPS), which is the ultimate cause of the F51 error. Once here, you can do a few things: A. Replace it (likely not needed) B. Take it apart and clean the contacts C. Simply reseat the connector a bunch of times.
7. To remove the MPS for inspection, first remove the three wired connector with the non-brown colored wires. This just pulls away.
8. Removing the MPS requires a small amount of caution because you can damage the insulation on the stator windings if not careful. To remove the MPS, find the small plastic tabs which are on the outside of the stator and using your fingernail on each side, gently pry them away from the stator while gently lifting the MPS straight up away from the stator.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
I NEED THE MODEL NUMBER OF THIS WASHER, MANY OF THESE ARE MADE BY SAMSUNG, PRELIMARY DIAGNOSE IS THAT YOU HAVE A BAD CONNECTION AT THE BOARD YOU REPLACED OR A JAMMED WASHER TUB OR A MOTOR SPEED SENSOR PROBLEM
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
If this is a Fisher and Paykel, then error code 51 is faulty diverter valve
I quote from service manual:
Error51. Diverter valve timeout fault
The diverter valve is leaking water to the drain when it should be on recirculating.
Test waiting for recirculating function and observing if water is coming out from drain hose.
Check diverter valve continuity. If circuit is open , replace diverter valve.
- Motor Controller Module
Test and Replace Motor Controller Module
Diverter valve harness or connectors.
Replace wiring harness
Check tthe connections to diverter valve and to motor control unit, that may be the cause of the problem.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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