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Kenmore HE5t F11 error, find part.

Hi, a Sears tech came to my hose an said I have a bad motor board,they said it would be U$800,00 to fix it. Could you help me to find the part so I can fix it by myself?
model # 11047086600
thech left a ticket saying part 26 110 cc 8183196 1 U$ 537,70

Thank you,
Rodrigo Silva

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  • farofino10 Feb 05, 2009

    Thank you for helping me saving money.

    I already have the part, now I need help finding how to repair it by my own.Do you think you can help me with any video or instructions?

    Thank You again

    Rodrigo

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    model kenmore HE4T ,not draining,



  • llbuckie Apr 06, 2009

    I have Model Number 110.47089600 (Kenmore HE5T) would the mcu for my model number also be part number 8183196?

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If the problem is, indeed, the Motor Control Unit, you can find this part at appliancepartspros.com for about $243. Still a bit expensive, but far less than the $800 repair quote you got. Go to the website and search by part number. Use part number 8183196. I hope this helps you. If you require further assistance, please let me know.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Feb 05, 2009

    This should be a very simple process of repair. All you have to do is UNPLUG the washer and remove the back panel. The Motor Control Unit (MCU) is located on either the right or left hand side (depending on model) of the bottom of the washer. Simply disconnect all electrical connectors and loosen the mounting screws that hold the MCU in place. The entire board should slide out at that point. Install the new MCU using the same procedures in reverse order. NOTE: Avoid handling the circuit board. Hold the edges of the board when installing to avoid Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) - which is caused by static electricity in your body. This can potentially damage circuit cards.



    If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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