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Whirlpool washing machine - F51 code

While washing towels or most anything bulky I am getting an F51 code. Happening more and more often but really no rhyme or reason to it. Have tried to wash smaller loads, change cycles, etc. It is a pain. Any suggestions?

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F51 - This is a motor Rotation Positioning Sensor failure. If this persists you will eventually need to call in a service engineer to repair it as the machine will eventually stop working altogether.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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Hi Craig,

Just saw this post come up among F51 error codes (as it will show previously posted and answered questions ) and wanted to add some info I have regarding this exact issue you may or may not already have, no harm in posting either way.

The F51 typically indicates a failed "RPS" has been detecected...but it can be the result of other issues...just for future reference and if anyone has not come accross this before.

The scenario you describe is usually associated with a item stuck under the tub or a loose stator or a faulty "RPS" device or connection at the "RPS"...but I don't know if you checked that yet or if you know how, thus the error F51.


**The repair tip below is directly from Whirlpool**

F51 is usually associated with the rotor and stator/RPS assembly and quiet often it is initiated due to a loose rotor or bad RPS...I'd start by checking the bolt.

There is a repair tip regarding this which suggest checking the wires to the RPS and then the rotor, while insuring the center bolt is really tight via applying some "lock tight".

I actually see a lot of these and most times it's a loose rotor bolt, that is where I always start my diagnosis. Here's an exert from my files directly from Whirlpool...

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You may want to check the rotor, I've seen the center bolt become extremely loose, thus causing the F51 error, this is where and what to look for shown below...
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...but either way that should help out with the repairs and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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The "F51" error code is common problem with the Cabrio. This is an RPS sensor error. The sensor is mounted along the motor windings under the washer and detects the rotation spin speed. The sensors on these units can go bad, causing the error code, and it has been a frequent problem. I would recommend you contact Whirlpool first (due to the unit only being a year old) and see if there is a recall or upgrade on this part. I believe there is. The repair would then be covered by the manufacturer. If I give you the steps to access and/or replace the sensor at this point, you may be voiding any existing warranty you may still have. Some components carry a longer warranty than your normal one year limited warranty from the manufacturer. Something you may consider.

If you have further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you in some way.

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Cabrio top load washer has ruined towels and shirts. Shreds them. Also sheets are balled up and twisted into a mess that takes time to unbind..hate this washer


Whirlpool has made a few improvements over the past few months regarding motor operation and wash issues.
  • The RPS (Rotational Position Sensor) connector design has been improved, providing a more reliable connection to eliminate the F51 error code and is available as a service kit.
  • The electronic control has also been updated for better sensing of the RPS.
  • If you have experienced problems with certain wash loads getting tangled and knotted and ruined, there is an updated washplate design intended to reduce these issues.
You should contact Whirlpool for possible repair concessions related to these issues. Phone numbers will be in your owners manual.

If you need further assistance, let me know
Regards,
reg501

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