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I am getting an F3 81 code on my knemore oasis top load washer. Model 110.27062602. It thinks my lid isn't down and wont start even though it is. I just displays lid When I did the diagnositic test I got the f3 81 code

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  • schwanmv Oct 02, 2010

    How do I know if it is the switch or hinge or or motor? Are the control motor and switch the same? Would a hinge even though they don't appear broked cause this? I have read about hinge breaking that's why I ask. All I find on the web page you sent me to is a parts list. Thanks

  • schwanmv Oct 02, 2010

    I know about the old fashion lid switsh like you sent me to. THe Oasis 110.27062602. doesn't have that type of switch.

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You are getting the code because the machine/motor control is detecting the lid switch open and therefore thinks the lid is open. You are likely to replace the lid lock mechanism. But you need to confirm it first before attempting to replace the lid lock mechanism.

Disconnect power then remove the screws securing the console to the rear of the machine.
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Lift the console off the cabinet and disconnect the lid lock harness from the bottom right side of the machine/motor control.
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With the lid close, check the continuity of the harness terminals 1 and 5. You should get zero resistance (continuous) for affirmative continuity and infinite resistance for open or broken lid switch contacts.

You can bypass the lid switch if you are having difficulty making the continuity test. With the harness disconnected, jump a wire between pins 1 and 5 of lid lock connector on the machine/motor control then plug and start the machine. You should get "dL" or any other code except "lid" on the display if the lid switch is indeed open. In that case, replacing the lid lock mechanism is the only viable solution.

The lid lock mechanism is located under the top cover and access to it for replacement requires the top cover to be lifted. Tape the washer lid closed then press and unlock the two front top locks using a putty knife blade at approximately 6-1/2? from the outside edge of the washer.
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Raise the top cover then remove the lid lock mechanism screws and unclip the harness to remove. Install the new lid lock mechanism in Reese order of the removal steps.


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Hi,

This code refers to ' faulty lid switch '. Have you inspected and tested the lid switch?

You could have a line diagram from this washer from :-

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-110.27062602/0583/0153200?pathTaken=

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!



    This
    is the switch that tells the control board that the lid is closed.
    If the machine thinks the lid is open the washer will not spin and drain
    the water out.
    This switch is on the front of the machine in the
    center under where the lid closes. To raise the whole top panel of the
    machine, use a putty knife, there are clips that hold the panel down
    on both sides. These clips are about two inches in from each side.
    Check the wiring going to the switch. If the wiring is OK, then the switch has a problem internally

    A small generic guide :-

    http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance...

    The link that i sent earlier ( part list ) is for you to find the location of lid switch on this washer.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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