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Had a sears tech come out, paid 100 tx to confirm the obvious, ie, main brg shot and $500-600 to repair. apparently everything comes as a kit these days. never had any error code problems that others seem to have. mdel # 45872 unit 4 yrs old question... is it worth getting fixed?

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SOURCE: F-5 error code on Kenmore elite HE3 45872

Click on the following link for a full explanation of the "F05" error code:

This is not a difficult repair. The error indicates a failure of the heating circuit. If you are not sure of how to diagnose this yourself, or require additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer Squeals

my sears kenmore 417 stacking get things caught every time in the dryer and leaves some brown stuff on all my clothes.

How can I keep things from getting caught??

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: F1 Error Codes

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but its the machine/motor control unit (circuit board). if you don't want to involve sears to get them to pay a portion of the bill, then go to searspartsonline and order one yourself. you'll need your model number to get the right part number ECU (which should be W10189966 rev A) which will run you about $150. replacing it is relatively easy is you're handy at home. sears service will charge you another $130 to install it. this will fix the F1 problem.

not sure if sears has finally recalled this washer. if they finally do, then all our problems go away (yeah, right).

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: F1 error code on Kenmore Oasis He

Per Sears. To fix the problem. Unplug the washer for at least 10 min then push pause or stop 2 times and this will fix the problem.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: My washmachine is less than 2 yrs old and has stopped working.

The F1 error code on this washer indicates a Primary Control Board failure.

It is likely that the machine control board will need to be replaced to correct this problem.

The part number for the machine control board is undetermineable because you have not provided me with the exact model # of your washer.

The procedure for replacing the machine control board is provided HERE


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.

The F51 error code indicates that the control is not sensing proper motor movement through the signals from the RPS (rotor position sensor) circuit. This can be caused by several different problems. Make sure that you are not overloading the washer. Overloading can cause this problem. A toy or foreign object could be under the washer that is interfering with motor rotation. With the washer empty, spin the basket inside the washer tub to see if it spins relatively easily. If not, you could an item caught between the spin basket and the tub. You could have a wire harness problem causing signals to not be transmitted properly between the RPS and the machine control board. A failed RPS sensor or a failed control board could also cause this problem.

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