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F1 error code, Kenmore Elite Oasis HE!

I have a Kenmore Elite Oasis HE washer (Model # 110.27086603, Serial # CT4170163) it keeps giving an error code of "F1" at the beginning middle or end of cycle. I had the same problem within the first year of having the washer. I am very upset because these machines are entirely too expensive to be so disposable. Please help!

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Right, I am understanding your frustration over the issue that you are going through the washer machine. Down bellow i have placed a link that an expert provided detailed information on the code. I hope that it helps in lighten the problem for you.
by Manage My Life
April 12th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the washer.

The F1 fault code on this washer indicates that the water level pressure transducer signal is out of range. The pressure transducer air hose tubing being pinched or crimped can cause this. A failed pressure transducer on the machine control board can also cause it.

The first image below shows the method for accessing the pressure transducer tube that runs from the bottom of the washer tub to the machine control. I recommend checking this air hose for pinches, twists or crimps.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components.

If you find no problems with the pressure transducer tube, then the machine control board will need to be replaced. The procedure for accessing and replacing the machine control board is shown in the second image below. The part number for the machine control board is W10189966. You can order this part from the Sears Parts Direct website


Make sure to unplug the washer before attempting any repair of the washer.

If you need more help with this washer, please reply with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 31,257 community points in Kenmore
April 13th, 2011
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