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I have a maytag top loading washer. I have a F51 message. I have no clue what that means, can anyone please help?

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F51 means you have a rotery positioning sensor error or (RPS sensor) This is clipped onto the top of the stater motor and means you will have to replace the RPS sensor if the tub is spinning smoothly by hand.

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What does code F51 mean

Code F51 means there is a problem with the Rotor Position Sensor. This could be something as minor as a bad plug connection. However, there have been many cases of socks or other small garments being flung over the top of the tub rim and getting caught between the metal tub and the plastic tub which contains the water. The "errant" clothing keeps the tub from returning to it's original position thus preventing the Position Sensor from aligning.

Hello what does f-51 mean on my maytag washer

Tabi, the Maytag folks state the F51 error code has to do with incorrect resistance reading from the motor. Without getting too technical, this can be caused by a number of problems. However, don't get discouraged yet.

A common problem with these washers is that it is relative easy for socks or other small articles of clothing to get ejected from the main tub and end up falling between the metal wash tub and the plastic tub that holds the water. Ultimately this prevents the wash tub from sitting centered and that can cause the F51 error.

Fortunately, this problem is easy to diagnose and fix. If you use a very stiff putty knife, you can release the spring clips that are about 6 inches in from each corner of the front of the machine. Once you have done that, you can raise the top of the machine. You can now use a flashlight and look down between the wash and outer tubs to see if anything is caught in there.

Please let me know if this helps or if you need more information.

What does it mean f 51


Fault code F51

Please google your problem, it is quite long! Hopfully you are handy!

Maytag washer -- what does the code f51 mean?

hello, you need to install part #W10183157. it comes with instructions itnot that hard to install. it should correct your issue. thanks and please rate me :)

I have a Maytag Bravo top load glass washer and a f51 code. Top wont open and machine has stopped

Defective hall sensor most likely, The cabrio bravos and Oasis machines are all basically the same.
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The drum should be on center. It sound like a damper pads issue. The damper pads are located beneath main support housing on base's machine. Check that they are on place and not broken. Good luck !
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