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Clothes not being washed

Several items come out of the washer dry in spots. service man came Saturday and replace control panel did a load - same problem. first washing machine I ever heard of that doesn't wash all of the clothes. I told the wife to call sear to send the piece of junk back.

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  • joe May 11, 2010

    i hate to say it, but welcome to the world of junky kenmore washers. this model has to be the worst one i have ever owned. so many problems in so little time. it will drive you nuts over the next few years. if sears will take back this POS and give you a refund, then do it!!!! those of us that are past the 1 year of ownership are stuck.



    do you have the model with the glass top so you can see the wash cycle or the solid lid? if glass, then you can watch the cycles and see if water is entering the washer. these washers use less water than others and spin the clothes more than others too, but you should never has dry spots. sure sounds like enough water is not getting through to the clothes.

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The F1 error code on this washer indicates a Primary Control Board failure.



It is likely that the machine control board will need to be replaced to correct this problem.



The part number for the machine control board is undetermineable because you have not provided me with the exact model # of your washer.



The procedure for replacing the machine control board is provided HERE

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NOTE: Be sure to unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components.



There is a slight possibility that a problem with the pressure switch hose could be causing this problem.

A pinched or twisted air hose can cause this fault code.

When you open the console, check the air hose connected to the pressure switch on the machine control board.

If it is pinched or crimped, I recommend rerouting the hose to resolve this problem.

This may fix your problem without replacing the control board.



NOTE: You may want to check for this condition before ordering the control board. Most electronic control boards cannot be returned for a refund or credit.



If you find no apparent problems with the air hose on the pressure switch, then replacing the machine control board on this washer should correct your problem. There is a risk involved in replacing this part yourself.

As noted above, you could have a problem with the air pressure hose that is not apparent upon your initial inspection. A service technician would normally need to properly and thoroughly diagnose this problem before replacing the control board.





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