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I need help diagnosing a F51 error on a whirlpool Cabrio washer

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I need help diagnosing a F51 error on a whirlpool Cabrio washer model # XXXXX
Hi my name isXXXXX will be assisting you with this problem.Please allow me some time to do research and type a response to each of your posts.

The meaning of the F51 Error is listed below.

F51 Motor RPS Failure F then 51 flashes when there is a motor rotor position sensor
(RPS) failure.

Basically what this means is the sensor may be dirty or bad. Below I have included a copy of the tech sheet for this machine, If you carry out test #3 on page 4 this will give you the problem and the corrective actions needed.

Click here to download the tech sheet

The sensor is part 20 on the schematic below.


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