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Iam haveing a error code of f51 on my maytag washer was woundering what it meant

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There are two possible causes of this code an unbalanced load can cause this error, The unit usually tries a few times to redistribute the load before it will display this error. Try another load if the error occurs then you have bigger problems. The other cause could be a bad rotary position sensor on the motor in which case you would probably want to call a tech.

Hope this helps _MJ_

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