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My Kenmore Oasis washer shuts off just before the spin cycle and flashes the code LF. If I open the washer and shake out the clothes to redistribute the load, and press start again, it will usually finish the cycle. Recently I have had to repeat the process several times. The number of minutes left in the cycle when I press start is 17. This washer seems to spin fast enough to launch itself into orbit! It seems a bit excessive, and likely to cause problems eventually. Just wondering if this problem is the computer or mechanical. Jennifer Mac

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  • jen_benoit Jun 18, 2009

    the code was actually LF, not FL.  The load may be unbalanced in the spin cycle.

  • jen_benoit Jun 18, 2009

    Thanks for your prompt reply, I'll let you know if this works.
    Jennifer Mac

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Hi there,

code FL - means Flood Condition FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs.

This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed
With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

Hope this initial info helps.

let me know for further clarifications

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    micromaster Jun 18, 2009

    sorry for that first solution:

    here is what the LF error means:;

    Long Fill



    If the water
    fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned
    off and "LF" is flashed.




    • Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
    if the Cancel does not solve the issue, try to do the FF;



    1. Check your fill hoses for kinks or obstructions, first.

    2. Then, turn the
      water supply off and remove the hoses from the back of the machine.

    3. Place one end of each hose inside the wash tub and turn both water
      supply lines back on to make sure you have good water flow coming
      through the hoses.

    4. Replace the hoses if they show signs of bulging,
      cracks, leaking and/or restricted water flow.

    5. Turn water back off and
      check the fill valve inlet ports on the back of the washer for
      accumulations of sediments in the screens.


  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 18, 2009

    It doesn't take much to restrict water flow. You can clean the screens
    with a cotton swab. If you check everything and still have problems
    with the error code popping up, I would replace the fill valve. It's an
    easier fix and less expensive than a control board. If you decide to
    replace the valve, it is located under the console on your washer, I
    believe. It's fairly simple with a couple of screws to remove on the
    console and a couple of connectors and hoses on the valve to remove.
    Make sure you unplug the machine and turn off the water supply before
    attempting. I hope you find this advice helpful. Let me know if this
    works for you.

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