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whirlpool washer model wtw6600sw1 stopswith error code


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#1 alamo3

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

washer starts and runs 3 or 4 minutes then cuts off and flashes "F" and then after a couple of seconds the "F" goes away and the number "51" flashes on the screen by itself.  clear and restart and the same routine happens every time. any ideas what the problem is.?



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

From Service Bulletin L8178661

 


 

condition:

The electronic control displays an F51 code.

cause:

There is an intermittent connection at the Rotor Position Sensor, (RPS), causing the electronic control to indicate an F51 code.

correction:

Remove and reinstall 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 connection. Confirm that the connector is fully seated onto the RPS control upon final connection and verify there are no damaged wires.

Replace the electronic control with part #W10130544. This new control is designed to check the RPS sensor differently and is less sensitive to intermittent RPS connections. 

 

 



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

     Concur with Master Samurai on the pointer and control.  But I need help now!  Wasn't there a service pointer and a kit for the same issue?  The kit consisted of a wire harness with an rps and a round plastic mounting bracket.  I've been shaking every tree in Service Matters (archives and new search center) and can't find squat.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

Sounds like you're thinking of this kit, Brother PDuff:  http://www.repaircli...umber=W10058730

 

 

If so, that pointer was for the F1 code.  See this post for more:  http://appliantology...ol/#entry254819



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

     Domo, brah.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

thanks for the help, but i still have a problem. disconnected plug from rps as instructed and repluged making sure of connection ,ordered and installed electronic contol and went to test. put it in shorter (rinse/drain/spin cycle) 24 minutes . it worked fine till it got to the 13 minute mark. at thispoint it pumped down completely like it was getting ready for a final spin clicked down to 12 minutes then started turning little mini agitator left and then right as if its trying to get momentum to spin but it wouldnt kick into full spin and the mini agitator would "clunk" almost like it was slipping off whatever drives it from the bottom. at this point the screen would go back to 13 minutes ,do another pump down go to 12 minutes and repeat process of left turn"clunk" right turn "clunk"which it does 5 or 6 times then reverts back to 13 minutes and repeats process.  it does this process 3 times and then f51 error code comes on and unit shuts down.    footnote -may mean nothing but during the early part of the rinse cycle when it appeared to be doing every thing right the agitator agitaded up a storm-seemed to work great. any ideas-need help



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

Check that rotor bolt underneath, 1/4" Allen head bolt. Make sure it's goodntight. If that bolt is loose, it can cause all kinda crazy problems.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

Sounds like it could be binding up in spin, if electricals are good look for a mechanical cause, could be sock stuck between agitator and basket or between basket and tub, it's worth pulling the agitator and basket to rule it out

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

The quick indexing in short back and forth agitate movements is to make sure the basket has fully engaged the drive hub, it does this multiple times then gives up and gives the error code if it doesn't get the feedback to know the basket is actually turning.

 

Sounds like the basket isn't slide up and down correctly, (something could be under the tub and not letting it settle all the way back down to the empty tub position).

 

The clucking noises sound is most likely coming from the the basket hub, either tub isn't dropping all the way back down or the hub has failed/stripped in some manner so that the basket won't engage correctly.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

you probably need to replace the rps sensor and harnnes kit



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

The first thing to do is pull the basket out. Once out, inspect for foreign objects. Then inspect the main shaft for rust and other crud like deposits. Clean the shaft, and the inside of the basket bushing, then put on a thin coat of grease. Reassemble  and test.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

The first thing to do is pull the basket out. Once out, inspect for foreign objects. Then inspect the main shaft for rust and other crud like deposits. Clean the shaft, and the inside of the basket bushing, then put on a thin coat of grease. Reassemble  and test.

yes, if after all that is checked the problem persists i would replace the rps



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

how exactl;y do you remove basket on this type of washer- to check for debris-----think your onto something there because i did notice when basket moves it does slightly touch or rub against the outer tub at what would be about the 3 or 4 oclock spot every time basket goes around -just slightly though not even close to a bind just a brief rub.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

There's a how-video on this page where you can also by the RPS, if needed:  http://www.repaircli...mber=WTW6600SW1






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