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Maytag Bravos XL top-loading washer is displaying F51 error code.
Can I do anything about it besides a service call?
May I have the full model number?
Model - MVWB850YWO
The F51 error indicates that the rotor position sensor (RPS) is not registering or it is defective.
To deal with it, try removing and reinstalling the connector at the RPS at least three times to clean off any corrosion built up on the connector and RPS due to the intermittent connections.
After that go ahead and try to run a cycle. if you continue to get the F51 error then you need to replace the RPS sensor.
Are you going to work on it yourself?
Where is the RPS connector?
It is mounted on the 'stator' which is essentially the washer motor. You need to tilt the machine back so that you can remove the rotor. You will see the RPS sensor.
Below is a diagram. It is part number 20 on the diagram.
PART NUMBER: W10178988
If you are handy and feel that you can do this yourself then you can avoid a service call fee.
I have posted the part number and diagram above.
I'll have to have a service call. Can you make that for me or do I need to call myself?
Location: Athens, Alabama
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