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F51 error code on wtw6700tw washer. Lost the tech

F51 error code on wtw6700tw washer. Lost the tech sheet. Is it the rps sensor??

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    ladiestch May 18, 2010

    F51 can be an rps sensor and or it may involve the wiring, You would have to have an experience tech ck it out and you can get more info re the tech sheet availability at Whirlpool.

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Was a far easier fix for me than all this RPS sensor hunting. For my machine'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, 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 nonsense.
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  • Rick Ead
    Rick Ead May 18, 2010

    yes its the rps sensor comes as the hole harness when u order from marcone including motor shield you might need a control board also start with replacing the rps sensor sometimes there are a couple more issues hidden beside this code last one i repaired i replaced the rps harness and sensor the control board and the lid switch hope this helps

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