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I have a Maytag Brovos Washer (dispensers in corners). I get an F-51 error code from time to time. The Maytag help websight says how to reset from this code. My wife ends up resetting it 2 or 3 times per load. I would like to know how to fix it so it doesn't show the error code f-5. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tim

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  • timshebel Nov 06, 2010

    Once I get the stator out, do I clean the connections and re-install ?

  • timshebel Nov 06, 2010

    Appreciate the speedy assistance.



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F-51 is RPS (rotor position sensor) error. The rotor position sensor is located under the rotor and connected to the stator. To get the RPS out you will need to unplug unit and tip it back. Loosen screw in middle of rotor and pull rotor off. The screw will not come all the way out but you it get loose. The rotor will pull off hard (magnets). You will now have to remove the four stator bolts and remove the stator. Watch the metal spacer when you remove the stator.The RPS clips onto the back side of stator.

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Posted on Nov 06, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Nov 06, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    correct this, remove and install the the connector at the rotor
    position sensor (plug and unplug) at least three times to clean off any
    corrosion build up on the connector or the rotor position sensor due to
    the intermittent connection.

    Confirm that the connector is fully
    seated onto the rotor position sensor upon final connection and verify
    that there are no damaged wires. The electronic control unit may have to
    be replaced, since the upgraded version is less sensitive to
    intermittent RPS connections.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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