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Kenmore he2plus I heard a loud noise coming from the washer. I went in and stoped the washer in the middle of the spin cycle. I then started receiving error code F1. Before ordering a new circut board (which is what your Sears repaiman would do) I decided to invistigate the pump. Sure enough a bunch of change and other juck had gotten down in the pump. So I cleaned it out and put it all back together. I am confident that this was the issue and if the washer was fully mechanical it would work just fine. However I am still getting error code F-01. I believe the mechanical faliure told the board to produce the code but it doesn't know that it is corrected. Does anyone know a way to reset the board or reset the system? Or is this just another way the capitalists pigs will make more money by making me buy a new board.

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Being your local Sears repair man, I feel your pain. I also hate telling people that they will have to replace a very expensive board like that, but unfortunatly, that F1 code is usually a death sentence, especially to that model. try this, sometimes you can get lucky. Unplug the machine for about 10 minutes, then plug it back in. Thats about the only way you can "reset" the unit. You can also try to run a diagnostic test. Push and hold any button (besides the start,power, or cancel) for 3-5 seconds, then let go for 3-5 seconds, then push and hold same button again for 3-5 seconds, repeat this procedure until 88 displays on the control (or all lights come on on non-display models). If you have a display, it will read to you all failure codes (you will have to push the same button you used in the diagnostic start to move through all codes), then unit will start diagnostic tests when all codes have been retrived. If you have a non-display model, you will need the tech sheet (located behind the bottom panel or inside the machine on one side in an envolope). Each light will come on displaying a certian code, which you will then have to read the tech sheet to match the light configuration to its coresponding code. Wow, i think I have a headache, do it a couple times a day. If it is your board, one recomendation, check EBAY or online sales stores. They are a ton cheaper, and you can change the board easily yourself. Remove the top, wire to wire to the new brd, your on your way. Good luck, and let me know how it turns out.

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