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F1- Having to push start 42 times a load is ridiculous

We purchased our washer in late 2007. Six months later it started with the F1 errors. We called Sears they sent someone out to fix it, he had to order the part and came back 3 weeks later. Still wouldn't work, ordered a different part, came back a couple weeks later when it came in. This continued SIX times. I am pretty sure the man replaced every single part in the machine. FINALLY after 4 months of the parts dance my machine worked again -FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS! It is now broken AGAIN and they want to CHARGE me to fix it.
I am not a happy camper to say the least. This was an expensive machine. It should have lasted alot longer that just under two years. At this point I really don't know what to do. The whole machine was basically rebuilt the last time this happened. SEARS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR SELLING THIS PIECE OF JUNK!!!!! I am really shocked by the lack of quality- the Kenmore it replaced was a work horse and I owed it money when it went out the door.
I am not sure if I should sink any more money into this machine or just purchase a new one. I know I probably won't be shopping for it at SEARS, which is a shame but I won't support a company that won't support a product they sell.

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Well, an F! code on your washer has to do with the control board. The board has a built in pressure switch sensor and what is happening either the hose has pin hole air leaks or it may be sensing moisture in there. There is not supposed to be any moisture detected. Only air and that is all. If you can, take you top councel off.(have washer cord un-plugged when working around wires) there should be a clear hose connecting to the board. Make sure its on the plastic niple if the board. Physically check the hose to make sure there are no pin holes in it. If all is good, then the board is sensing moisture for some reason. I assume he repalced the board right? the only solution to fix the f1 code is to rplace the contrl board. Its not under warrany right? I would look into the "lemon law" but yeah, F1 usually is bad control board. sorry your having problems with your washer....but hope this info helped...

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