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What does the code F1 mean on my Kenmore Elite Oasis HE washer model number 110.2706?

My washer wants to stop running with the code F1 showing. I want to know what that code means is wrong. The manual says when you see that code, call for a repairman. So what does the code mean?

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The "F1" error code flashes when the control board detects an out of range pressure signal.

The pressure hose connection from the tub to the machine control board could be pinched, kinked or restricted.

If "F1" repeats numerous times after POWER is pressed and the pressure hose is NOT pinched or kinked, replace the machine/motor control board assembly.

The F1 error code indicates a primary control board failure. To repair this problem, the control board will most likely need to be replaced. First, I would recommend that you check the pressure hose.

Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

Make sure it is attached well at the MCE (Machine/Motor Control Electronics). You can disconnect the pressure hose from the MCE and blow through it, there should be no resistance. Hook the hose back up and try running the washer. If the F1 reappears, replace the MCE.

The image below shows the procedure for replacing the control board in this washer. If you are able to safely access the control board, you may be able to complete this repair yourself. You can order the new control board from Sears Parts Direct please click here;

Sears Parts Direct

If you require further assistance please resubmit question with details of the checks you have made. I will be looking forward to helping you again in the near future.
by Manage My Life
February 25th, 2010
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Thank You to each person who offered assistance and solutions for the F1 issue as with the state of my checkbook I really cannot afford a repair mans bill at this time. However, with the advice I obtained from this site I am sure that my husband will be able to fix it if not I guess it will wait until next payday.:)
by Manage My Life
September 22nd, 2012
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