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What is code f53?

washer will not complete cycle , bravos300 washer , gives a code f53

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@nurselorella57 the F53 error code flashes when the washing machine control detects a high temperature at the motor. Check to see if your tube inside the washer moves freely or if there is any binding etc. you can feel. After that you have to check the motor and drive to see if everything is properly working. you can perfom a motor test according to the manual

ACTIVATION OF CONSOLE AND INDICATORS DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODE

This test checks the cycle selector knob, indicators, buttons, two-digit display and beeper.

1. Plug in washer or reconnect power.

2. Read through step 3 before continuing. From Standby (Off) Mode press and release (key-dance) the following buttons within 4 seconds:

Soil Level ==>Wash/Rinse Temp==>Soil Level==>Wash/Rinse temp

If successful, two-digit dt will display and you will have 5 seconds to complete next step.

3. Within 5 seconds of dt showing in display, press START (all indicators in display are illuminated and 88 is displayed).

Press START a second time. This turns off status indicators and two-digit display (all other indicators remain illuminated).

Press START a third time. This turns on status indicators and two-digit display (all indicators are illuminated).

4. Rotate WASH CYCLE selector back and forth. Indicators will toggle on (or off).

5. Press buttons to verify function. Indicators will toggle on (or off) and beep tone will sound when buttons are pressed.

NOTE: Pressing SOIL LEVEL, SPINSPEED, or LOAD SIZE, and WASH/RINSE TEMP will cause all indicators above these buttons to toggle on (or off) at one time.

If any of the following occur during steps, see

TEST #4:

None of the indicators light up

No beep sound is heard

Some buttons do not light indicators

DEACTIVATION OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST MODE

Press the PAUSE/CANCEL or POWER button at any time to exit Automatic, Manual, or console & Indicators diagnostic test modes.

TEST #3 Motor Circuit

This test checks the wiring to the motor and rotor position sensor; and the motor and rotor position sensor themselves.

NOTE: Drain water from tub.

1. See Activation of Manual Diagnostic Test Mode, and check the motor and electrical connections by performing the Spin test under Manual: Motor. The following steps assumes that this step failed.

2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.

3. Check to see if basket will turn freely.

If basket turns freely, go to step 4.

If basket does not turn freely, determine what is causing the mechanical friction or lock up.

4. Remove the console to access the machine/motor control assembly. See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies.

5. Visually check that the P5 and P10 connectors are inserted all the way into the machine/motor control.

If visual checks pass, go to step 6.

If visual checks fail, reconnect P5 and P10 and repeat step 1.

6. Visually check that the P5 and P10 connectors are inserted all the way into the machine/motor control.

With an ohmmeter, verify resistance values as shown below:

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7. Tilt machine forward to access the bottom of the machine and the drive motor area. See Figure 1 on page 6-13. Remove the motor bolt, then the motor cover to access the motor connections. See Figure

2 on page 6-13.

8. Visually check the mounting bracket and electrical connections to the motor and rotor position sensor board.

If visual check passes, go to step 9.

If visual check fails, reconnect the electrical connections, reassemble stator and motor cover and repeat step 1.

9. With an ohmmeter, check for continuity between all pins on the P10 machine/motor control connector and the motor rotor position sensor (RPS) connector. See Figures 2 and 4, pages 6-13 and 6-16.

If there is continuity, check the motor windings. If the windings are open, replace the drive motor.

If there is no continuity, replace the lower machine harness.

10. With an ohmmeter, check for continuity between all pins on the P5 machine/motor control connector and the drive motor connector.

If there is continuity, replace the drive motor.

If there is no continuity, replace the lower machine harness.

11. The drive motor and lower harness are good. Replace the motor RPS board and perform the Diagnostics test in step 1 to verify repair.

12. If the Diagnostics motor test in step 1 failed, then the machine/motor control has failed:

Unplug the washer or disconnect power.

Replace the machine/motor control assembly.

Perform the Motor Diagnostics in step 1 to verify repair.

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