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F1 code on Kenmore Oasis He washing machine. What does this mean?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
September 29th, 2011

When starting the machine, after the lid locks, and you can hear water for maybe 30 sec. The code shows up, the lid unlocks. Has been able to be restarted after pushing stop and start two times. Today it also happened during/at the beginning of the rinse cycle. We checked the inlet valve screens on the hoses- not much particulate found.. same thing happens with the clean washer cycle.

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The F1 fault code on this washer indicates that the water level pressure transducer signal is out of range. This can be caused by the pressure transducer air hose tubing being pinched or crimped. 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 PartsDirect website searspartsdirect.com .

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

If you need more help with this washer, please submit 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. Service can be scheduled at the following link:

Sears Home Services

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by Manage My Life
September 29th, 2011
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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Oasis Washer. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. The expert who will assist you, can walk you through a repair like this or let you know if this may be something a technician should perform. He can also verify parts that may be required for you to order. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.
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September 28th, 2011
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