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Sears Kenmore Elite Oasis washer model # 110-27042603 Serial # CU0870238

Kenmore Elite Oasis washer

model # 110-27042603

Serial # CU0870238

10 minutes after starting the wash, we get the OL (over load) light and the machine stops. The machine is bypassing the wash cycle. If we start it at drain and spin, it completes the cycle but the clothes were never washed. What is causing this? Could the electric panel of the machine be off? The washer is only 3 years old and has never had this problem. Why is it doing this?

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Joseph Perez
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your washer. I did some research for you at 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. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assist you.
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October 25th, 2011
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The oL error code indicates that the machine control board detects a load size that exceeds the washer's capacity OR that the basket cannot disengage. This is most likely caused by mechanical friction on the drive mechanism that is not allowing the basket to disengage. Check to see if the washer if filling properly. Make sure that the drain hose is properly installed to prevent siphoning of fill water. The stand pipe or sink height must be at least 39" high. If you are draining the washer to a floor drain you should be using a siphon break. See if the spin basket inside the tub spins freely. You may need to unplug the washer and remove the spin basket as shown in this


. Check for an item or obstruction between the basket and the tub that could be causing this problem.

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


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

Sears Parts Direct


I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

by Manage My Life
October 25th, 2011
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