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Maytag Bravos XL Is Displaying F51 Error Code.

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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?

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.

Good morning.

May I have the full model number?

Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Model - MVWB850YWO

Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.

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?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Where is the RPS connector?

Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.

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

Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.

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.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I'll have to have a service call. Can you make that for me or do I need to call myself?

Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.
IF you'd like i can see who services your area if you can post the city and state you live in?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Location: Athens, Alabama

Expert:  gst85 replied 4 years ago.

Appliance Tech. This company`will service the problem if you give them a call.

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Thanks again.