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Kenmore elite washer showing an F error code

It is an Oasis HT and about 12 minutes into its cycle it flashes an F error code. I have read online about numerous problems with this model and Sears has not done any recalls and a new mother board cost about $400. Is there a way to repair this myself without calling a service tech?

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Hi Neil,


Below is a link to a previous question that will guide you through the initial F51 checks. Lyle included test number 3 in his images as well as the other information you need to perform the beginning checks. This can be a difficult issue to diagnose as there are quite a few things that can cause an F51, and you have to catch it during the failure.

Please perform the diagnostic tests detailed here and report back with your findings. I am looking forward to assisting you again in the near future. Thanks again for using Manage My Life. Landell
by Manage My Life
August 11th, 2011
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Error code is F 51 so reading through your info i see it is a motor routing problem and it says see page 3 for testing. I didn't get page 3 with the info you gave me
Thanks for getting back to me.
by Manage My Life
August 10th, 2011
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Hi Neil,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

Thank you for giving your model and serial. The "F" should be followed by a number, this is important for knowing what fault the control board detects. This washer has a test routine that will help in diagnosing any potential issues, and will reveal the entire fault code. I am including this testing information in the images below.

This washer is driven directly by the motor it does not have a belt.

Please perform the diagnostic tests detailed here and report back with your findings. Be sure to record any failures and when they occur along with any error codes that are displayed. I am looking forward to assisting you again in the near future.

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

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Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases;

Sears Parts Direct

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Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell
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August 10th, 2011
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It is 10 minutes in when it shuts off it won't agitate/wash is there a belt in the machine to make it agitate?
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August 9th, 2011
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kenmore elite oasis HT type 580-02, model 110-28081700, serial CW4970315
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August 9th, 2011
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Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and the model # of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below and the provide the required data.
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August 9th, 2011
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