Kenmore elite oasis (canyon capacity) top load washer
I've had the washer about 1and a half years and do about 4 loads of laundry a week. about a month ago, the digital display panel started freaking out. the green light showing the water temp would go up and down the choices but you couldn't stop it anywhere. Now when i choose "normal wash" and try to change the water temp, it doesn't let me. Most of the time when i hit start, nothing happens, so i hit stop and then start the "power on" all over again. Most times i have to unplug the unit and plug it back in. It's like it is haunted. after i've unplugged it, the 'power' light comes on and the time setting for the washload comes up. i've had to leave it unplugged till i need to use it becuase it comes on all by itself for no apparent reason. do you know what causes this? can a homeowner fix it with the right part? pls advise. thanks. I can't believe i spent almost $1000 on a washing machine and it's breaking down after only 16 months.....
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It appears your load balance sensor has failed in this instance.
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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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its the power button its a common prob use a soldering iron and switch it with the load sinal button this happpens as the washer alallows moisture to get on the board as its not protected it will save u a ton of money and anyone can do it