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What does the F40 error code mean on the Kenmore Elite Oasis steam dryer?

Model 110.68082701 Kenmore Elite Oasis Steam Dryer

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Joseph Perez
Error codes can be an inconvenience and keep your dryer from working properly. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. Click


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by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
May 21st, 2013
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Korinna Sierra
Thank you for contacting regarding the F40 error code on your Kenmore Elite Oasis dryer. I know error codes can be frustrating and I am happy to help you today.

The F40 error code indicates

the communication between the machine control board and the motor control board is lost.

This a problem I'd recommend having a technician check and repair.

If you wish to try something before calling for service, you can access the controls and check the harness connections on the control board. Pulling and pushing on the connectors might give a better connection. The images below also contains testing information and how to access the controls.

Remember to unplug the dryer first. Parts can be purchased from

Sears PartsDirect


If there is no improvement then, I recommend having a technician come out to diagnose and repair this problem. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, service can be scheduled at the following link:

Sears Home Services


I really hope this information helps you today. Thank you for using
by Korinna Sierra Earned 16,292 community points in Kenmore
May 22nd, 2013
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