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Whirlpool Cabrio Error code F 51. I see hundreds of other complaints on this same issue and several other issues pertaining to the Cabrio. Is there a recall or free fix from whirlpool? Is there a class action lawsuit I can be a part of? This machine was almost $1000 and we expected better quality from whirlpool.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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I work for an appliance repair company and I had a recent service call for the same exact situation on this washer. I also know that Rotary Position Sensor is linked to the F-51 error code. I have found that this is not always the case. On this paticular call the F-51 error code was caused by a piece of clothing (sock, wash cloth, etc.) being stuck or jammed between the internal basket and the outer tub. I removed the cloth and the washer ran fine, so give that a check first before you spend the money.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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I work for an appliance repair company and I had a recent service call for the same exact situation on this washer. I also know that Rotary Position Sensor is linked to the F-51 error code. I have found that this is not always the case. On this paticular call the F-51 error code was caused by a piece of clothing (sock, wash cloth, etc.) being stuck or jammed between the internal basket and the outer tub. I removed the cloth and the washer ran fine, so give that a check first before you spend the money.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: F1 Error Code On Whirlpool Cabrio

Hiding within your washer should be a secret coded booklet that has all the error codes that don't appear in the user's manual.

F1 generally means the Central Electrical Control Unit (as in cars, etc) it is the onboard computer. It usually inicates a fatality.
If you do not have the skill & tools to test the guts of this computer, you're stuck replacing the CECU.

BUT if you have the skill & tools then there are three screws at the rear to expose the control panel, then unplug one unit; plug in the new one. Just to be on the safe side, color code all the plugs and replace.
The Unit is normally around $200 to replace, BUT aren't you still under warranty????

If so get Whirlpool to check it out and Replace it, lol.

cheers,

Bastian

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Cabrio washer is giving an F 51 Code

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.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Cabrio top loading washer F1 Error

F1 means the control board is shot. Call whirlpool and they should take care of the parts and labor even though your machine is out of warranty.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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The elec. control module could be going out.Check out consumer complaint web sites. You may want to cut your loses and don't repair it.

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Whats wrong when f1 error keeps popping up


I started noticing the F1 error on my Whirlpool Cabrio washer upon starting a load... Obviously, the same problem that so many hundreds of others have already noted here. After reading through several of the posts here, I did the following and Whirlpool picked up the tab for parts & labor, no questions asked.

  1. Write down your washer model, serial number, and purchase date.

  2. Call Whirlpool Customer Service at 800-253-1301

  3. Choose the option to Speak directly with an Agent

  4. Tell them that your Whirlpool Cabrio washer has been receiving the F1 error code repeatedly, with the same symptoms as reported by hundreds of other customers online. You were told that there is a recall for this known defect in the control board, and are requesting that Whirlpool fix the problem including parts & labor.

That's all I had to say. The agent put me on hold for 30 seconds and arranged for a local appliance repair company to come to my house and fix the problem. I called the appliance repair company immediately after talking to Whirlpool, to confirm that they got the authorization for Whirlpool to pay parts & labor, and also to give them the part number that I knew they'd need ahead of time to save them a trip - they still made two trips.

If for whatever reason the Whirlpool agent is giving you trouble, keep your cool and inform them that you are 99% certain that this is a manufacturing defect and that if they fail to stand by their product, you will be taking your case to the Better Business Bureau.

I hate to see all of the stories on here about people having had to fork out hundreds of dollars to address this issue. I'm glad that I didn't start getting this error until now, after it's become a very well known problem... but I do feel for those of you who ended up having to pay more of your own money to fix a problem that shouldn't even exist in the first place.

Good luck!

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The f1 code pops up


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F1 error with your whirlpool cabrio is a common issue with these types of washers. This error indicates bad control and should be replaced to resolve the error code. However, you can contact Whirlpool as well prior to replacing the control yourself as I have seen whirlpool paying for the parts themselves just because this is known issue for them. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

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I have a Whirlpool Cabario. I keep getting an error code of F1. I hit cancel and then start several times and it resets itself and continues. The same thing happens when it is about to start the rinse...


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F1 indicates primary control failure and to resolve this you'll have to replace the machine control assembly. This error should be fixed by whirlpool as its a common issue with whirlpool Cabrio washers, you can call 1-800-253-1301 whirlpool will send a tech. to fix it and pay for the part. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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Rylee

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Why does F1 code show and the washer stop on my whirlpool cabrio


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The "F1" error code on the Whirlpool cabrio is quite common, and generally has to do with the control board. Replacing the control panel may resolve this issue. However, I believe Whirlpool is aware of the F1 issue with the Cabrio, and is fixing some machines for free. Please call 1-800-253-1301 for more details and see if you are eligible for a free repair.


Thank you !!

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My washer cabrio whirlpool do not rinse after wash theres a code F1


Hi, just to let you know - I called 1-800-253-1301 and explained that this is regarding the infamous Cabrio - F1 problem that hundreds of people have complained about all over the internet and apparently is a common problem. The lady (KIM) acknowledged that Whirlpool is having this issue and she immediately scheduled a Service Tech appointment for tomorrow. She confirmed that the service call and any part will be picked up by Whirlpool.

Take care

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The F1 error code on the Whirlpool cabrio is quite common, and generally has to do with the control board. Replacing the control panel may resolve this issue. However, I beleive Whirlpool is aware of the F1 issue with the Cabrio, and is fixing some machines for free. Please call 1-800-253-1301 for more details and see if you are eligible for a free repair.

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I just called Whirlpool...800-253-1301 in USA and a lovely lady informed that there is a recall on the Cabrio Whirlpool washer for the F1 code. We set an appointment and the service call and parts will be free to fix the issue.

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Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Error message code F1


I have started a petition to be sent to the CEO of Whirlpool Corp., Jeff Fettit.
Follow the link, and please sign it! The more the better! Spread the word!
You may also copy and post it to any other groups/discussions about this problem.

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