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He2 washer flashing code f51

During the wash cycle it flashes code f51. If I press cancel and start again it will run for a minute or so. But then start flashing. There is water in the washer with soap. I finally just pressed the rinse spin and drain button which ended that load. Just wish I knew what f51 meant.

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  • heatherg24 Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Code F51, but when you drain and spin the soap does not get rinsed out. Please help this washer is driving me crazy!!

  • debbie 28 Mar 12, 2009

    my machine is a hotpoint ultima, it keeps stopping duringg the cycle and flashing up f5, its driving me mad! i have to keep draining and starting a new wash! some ideas on what it could be please.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    ge washer gcrh410, my washer just stoped spining at the end of the cycle and lights started flashing during the cycle. Could it be just a censor?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    flashes a code of f51

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    the washer cuts off in any washing mode

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Washer fills only on hand wash cycle, other wise if I use a regular load it fills and then flashes LE code. Other times I have added a cup of Bleach to the wash tray and the run the washer through a wash cycle but this time it just fills and drains the water but will not spin the drum. When it gets to the last 9 to 4 minutes the LE code flashes. What can I do to try and fix it myself?

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I agree with sissssss. For my Maytag's F51 error, there were socks lodged between the inner and outer tubs, causing too much friction on the motor. This led to the computer reading poor performance of the motor. Please consider trying this easy fix before calling out service personnel or replacing circuitry!!! I spent hours under the machine messing with the motor and circuitry until I looked up at the translucent tub and saw stray laundry stuck where it shouldn't be.
* Open the lid. Turn the bottom agitator by hand. Give it a good push. It should continue rolling on for several turns. If not, there is laundry stuck between the tubs causing friction.
1.) Pry open the metal case lid. Take two flat head screwdrivers and wedge them in the crack about 6 inches from the left corner, and use them as levers to pop the metal lid, then the right corner. Lift up the metal case lid and lean it against the wall.
2.) Take off the plastic ring that bridges the gap between the inner and outer tubs. There are many little catches all around the perimeter of the outer tub that hold on this plastic ring. Find those catches and put outward and upward pressure on those to release the catches.
3.) Look down in the gap between the inner and outer tubs for stray laundry. I used a retrieval tool (Lowes 403255) below to grab the socks. There were especially several socks in the back right corner near the pump inlet. Run the drain and spin cycle and look again. There were more strays hiding that I nabbed the second time!
4.) Snap the inner cover on by lining up all those catches and seating them. Snap the big metal lid back on by aligning and giving a good downward thump. Run the machine and be the hero, and don't be too mean to your wife about tossing those socks down in the crevices. Half hour and $3 for the retrieval tool is far better than all that RPS mess.
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Mine gave the F51 code a few min after it started to agitate. Watched a few videos on YouTube and found that the clips that hold wiring harness secure at the RPS had came out. When it started to agitate it must have moved the the wires connected to the RPS to make it think something was wrong. Popped them back in and is working fine. 30 min and no $$$$

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Check hose inside mine had two baby socks clogging it up

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