Question about Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer
The F51 error code flashes when there is a rotor position sensor (RPS) failure or lower harness problem.Here are some recommendations you can try to resolve this issue:
First disconnect the electrical power to the washer.
Make sure the basket turns freely. (By the way, make sure you are not overloading the washer. Make sure objects, and or clothing are not getting caught on the rotor underneath the washer jamming the rotor. Make sure you are not using too little water by using the wrong cycle for the type of load.)
Lean the washer back so that you can access the motor from the bottom then remove the rotor (1-bolt), and the stator (4-bolts). Make sure the stator and wiring harness have not been twisted causing the connector to twist at the RPS board creating a bad connection.
See image below for the RPS & harness location.
Unplug the RPS sensor connector and then plug back in 5-6 times to make sure if there is any conformal coating on the pins you cut through it and make good contact. Then tug back on the wires to make sure the connector bites onto the terminal and makes a good connection.
If you still have an F51 error code I would recommend calling a service technician to diagnose & repair.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
On kenmore F51 means Motor RPS Failure, the motor is not spinning or the motor sensor detects a fault.
First unplug the power cord for one hour or so to check if it is a jammed sensor, and see if reset.
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The motor is at the back below the tub.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The F51 fault code on your Cabrio washer indicates that the control board is not sensing the proper drive motor spin. To clear the fault code, press the Pause/Cancel button.
Make sure that the drain hose is not stuck way down the stand pipe. This can cause siphoning of fill water which will inhibit proper motor rotation.
Check to see if the wash basket spins freely. If it does not, you may have an item of clothing stuck between the outer tub and the inner basket. This restriction in rotation will also cause an F51 fault code.
If these tips do not help you resolve the F51 problem, then you probably have a component failure. Possible failures include: wire harness or wire connection problem between the machine control and the RPS sensor (Rotor Position Sensor), a failed RPS sensor, a failed drive motor, and a failed machine control board.
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