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Kenmore/Whirlpool Elite Washer 110 series. Getting the f50

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Kenmore/Whirlpool Elite Washer 110 series. Getting the f50 code. I've replaced the RPS and wiring harness. The basket rotates freely and floats freely when the tub fills. Water pressure is fine on both hot and cold lines.
Any other suggestions on what the problem is?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

The stator is bad everything else is ruled out.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

give me a sec to find you a part number thanks

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Washer Motor Stator

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK so get this. When I put the old control panel back in, the washer will go through the cycles fine and wash clothes. Only I will get an F1 code about half way through. I can hit the stop button then the start and it finishes the load. So, the stator works fine. Any other thoughts. One other thing, this is the second control panel I have tried. The original one gives me the F1 code and the two "new" re-manufactured ones give me the F50 code.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

have you checked the pressure hose to the water pressure switch? I don't know why that would cause an f50 code on the new boards but the original f1 code can sometimes be a problem with the pressure switch hose. With the tub empty you can remove the pressure hose and try to blow through the hose towards the air dome. If the error dome is clogged then a F1 error can be generated.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

"the air dome is clogged"

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

the air dome is the housing on the tub the hose attaches to, also check the hose for small holes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll take a look at that and let you know what I find.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

sounds good, also just for grins check the stator , remove the rotor and look at the stator and make sure there are no cracks in the white plastic body of the stator, even a small hairline crack can cause problems.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

the reason I say that about the stator is because a small crack will throw the balance off and it will have a slight wobble and throw off the rps, so even though it may run does not mean it's not bad.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I removed the hoses and there are screens/filters inside each port. The housing is just a Blue plastic unit. With a series of switches on top of it. Are the little screens that I'm finding the air domed that you're talking about?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The screens are clear. Beyond that i don't see any place for a clog.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

No the pressure switch hose is a clear rubber tube that connects to the main control unit and runs to a box/dome on the outter tub of the unit.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK. Thanks.
I'm at work now but I'll check that when I get home tonight.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

ok let me know what you find.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just had a chance to check the pressure switch tube. It seems clear. I did a visual check then disconnected it at the control panel and was able to blow air through it easily enough. My guess is it's OK.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

well Im at a loss, I will opt out so maybe another tech can help

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

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