stops with an F 51 on the time display
On any setting for wash, the washer will fill and as soon as it does will stop and give a F 51 on the wash display
A washer series by Maytag with a low rate of customer satisfaction and a high rate of failure.
Mike, F 51 would indicate that the control board is not seeing the proper resistance on the motor circuit . You should check and make sure there are not any articles, stuck between the tubs, or under the agitator. Make sure you're not overloading the machine and that you have proper voltage to the unit. It can also indicate that your rotor position sensor is either not registering or it is just bad. Remove and reinstall the connector at the RPS to clean off any corrosion built up on the connector. After that go ahead and try to run a cycle. If that does not work and you continue to get the same error, replace the RPS sensor. Lots more on here The RPS is #20 in the parts image. Hope this helps, good luck.
I did a breakdown of the mvwb300wq1 model . This is what I am dealing with. 1. Got the F51 message that led the whole procedure. 2 removed basket . 3. Took motor assembly apart.
Checked for continuity on rps and. Motor driver, all was good. 4 The large nut at the bottom of shaft was totally lose and just there doing nothing. 5 Then I discovered that the basket was not rotating as it should. It would rotate easily for a short bit and then turn with much difficulty. The elctronics appear to be okay.
I started getting the dreaded F51 error message and took the advice of removing the center piece, then the retaining bolt and lifting off the agitator. Found a dime. Maybe that will stop the squeaking? Anyway, that didn't help. So, I then tilted the machine so I could look underneath and there it was....a loose screw under the machine on the bottom of the rotor. I tightened it, set the machine upright, put in a small load of clothes as "test" run and I couldn't believe it! That fixed the problem! So happy!
My Maytag gave me a loud noise during final spin cycle. I replaced the bearings and seal and seems much quieter in spin cycle. However I am getting a F51 error during wash cycle. I can keep canceling the error and re-starting the machine until wash cycle passes. During the bearings replacement I noticed a bronze wire on stater broken. I fixed the wire and put everything back. Also one of the RPS board click was broken so I have to carefully tape it to the right position. Now the washer spinning is fast and quiet. Only problem is F51. I noticed that when agitator moves back and forth in wash cycle, it hesitates a bit and eventually F51 shows up. What could be the cause of this error ?
My error code was also F51. I simply unplugged the washer, leaned it forward and blocked it up. I then simply tighten the center bolt at the bottom with a 1/4" allen wrench. It was really loose and took several turns to tighten it. Then I tried a test load and everything worked perfectly. Thanks for the info John Harrington. It took only about 5 mins to resolve after reading you post.