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I have a Whirlpool Cabrio washing machine. It will not fill. It starts to fill and shuts of the water flow after about one minute or so and a code F 50 is displayed. When I put it on rinse/spin and start it will pump out but will not go into spin cycle. I was told to replace the RPS sensor. I replace it with a kit from the parts house which included a harness that was also replaced. Still getting the code F 50. The brain has been replaced once, the lid lock has been replaced twice, all under warranty. Now it is out of warranty, and I'm out 90.00 for a part that I was told by two experts would fix this machine. Please, I need right answers.

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  • t58scouter Jul 30, 2009

    When I replaced the RPS sensor today and the harness, the harness had a new hose attached to it as well. There are no kinks or pressure spots in the hose. I did check this arlready.

    Could the problem be in the control panel?

  • t58scouter Jul 30, 2009

    If the valve solenoid was bad then it would not open at all. Also if one side was bad the other would still continue to work. The machine does put water into the tub but only for a short time. Then stops and the code comes up. Even if I put it on a soak cycle. It will start to fill but stops in a minute or so, and shows code F 50.

    When I put on spin cycle the timer shows 11 minutes and then jumps to 8 minutes, begins pump out and continues to pump out but never goes into the spin mode.

  • t58scouter Jul 30, 2009

    Thank you for your help on this.

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I can't guarantee anything, but I want you to try something. If it works, it won't cost you any more money. I want you to check the routing of the pressure switch hose. It travels through a conduit with the wire harness and is very cramped. Sometimes the conduit has to be split slightly to free up the hose and alleviate kinks. Sometimes it is like the constant pressure seems to get to the hose, weakening it, and causing it to collapse and be crushed. This has been known to cause this type problem on this type washer. What the hey, it's worth a try, right? I sure hope this helps you and best wishes.

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  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Jul 30, 2009

    The problem could be in the circuit board, and I don't like to make you wait, but I will need a little time to think this over. While I ponder this, and since you said that it starts filling and then stops, I would like for you to check the solenoids at the water inlet valve. I am attaching a picture and I would like for you to use a multimeter to check the solenoids for continuity. If either one has no continuity, it is bad and the inlet valve will have to be replaced. I will think this over and get back as soon as I possibly can. Hang in there.



  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Jul 30, 2009

    The problem is the machine control board.

  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Jul 30, 2009

    I did some research and heard that Whirlpool had trouble with the machine control boards in some machines. The control boards were manufactured in China and were causing the F50 code as well as the F68 code (this indicated a pressure problem). The machines would cut the water off right after starting. Sorry about that.

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