How do you open a Kenmore Elite Oasis top-loading washer?
I'm getting error codes when starting the wash. It gives F1 and stops the wash, stopping and restarting several times will usually work.
Diagnostics then show F68 and F41 codes.
The best I have found online is that it may need a new control unit - electronic control. I've ordered one, but I can't find a way to open the washer. Any ideas?
Re: How do you open a Kenmore Elite Oasis top-loading...
I just finished installing my new control unit for my Kenmore Oasis and my F1 problems are GONE! I ordered it from Sears Direct Parts. With shipping and taxes it came out to about $174 for the part, but our issues are gone and now we can wash a load of clothes without having to reset it several times.
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The F1 error code means that the control board has a detected a problem within the control itself and the control board would need to be replaced.
The part number for that control board is W10189966 it could be picked up at your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com apwagner.com partselect.com apdepot.com repairclinic.com
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news for Oasis F-51 sufferers! Sears
will replace the electronic control board (the F51 prob) for free, in warranty
or not. Serial #s for the bad board are: CS48 - CS52 or CT01-CT49. Call Sears
hv to rate me ‘very helpful’, or the call won’t get thru!!
Moister can get in between the contacts,is it in a high moister environment? Try using a hair dryer on the panel to dry it out.Also unplug it to reset.
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Ok these are not the series 70, getting a model number off the door will reallllllly help. Some of these sound like the oasis. F1 is motor control or primary control failure and F 41 is a rps thermistor failure.
For the guest with the 11027086601 kenmore elite oasis here is a link for supplying me with a partial model number, much thank yous!! paste in a browser:)
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrieveSubComponentPartsAction.action?modelNumber=11027086601&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=0583&modelName=RESIDENTIAL WASHER&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=CONTROL PANEL PARTS&documentId=K0601003&backToLink=Return to Sub Components list