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I have a Kenmore Elite Oasis HE washer, and recently it has begun turning itself off and on. I suspected that the actual outlet might be the issue, but anything else I plug into the outlet is fine, and the washer continues to have the same issue with other outlets. Basically, it will turn itself on, then off, then on, etc. It also seems to be completely random about when it decides to have this fit. Whenever I power the washer on myself, it will sometimes just turn back off when I press a modifier button, or will actually begin to wash. However, it will maybe stay on for a maximum of three or so minutes, then turn itself back off. My personal opinion is that it may be the actual circuit board in the washer (perhaps a power surge shorted it out?), but that is just a guess. I put a video of what is happening on my public MobileMe website, if you are able to go there and watch it: You should just have to click the picture, and then after a few seconds the video should play. (I think it requires QuickTime)

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  • stef_incogni Jan 02, 2011

    Hi Rick!

    Thanks so much for your response!

    The model number is "110. 27082601", and there is another code that says "type" which is "580".

    As for the circuit board, it has a plastic cover that is quick affixed to the circuit board, and I cannot get it off. I took out the screws, but I can't figure out how to take off the plastic back without actually breaking it off (which I figured would be a bad idea to try).

    The power cord looks brand new, and all of the connections were well seated and unfrayed.

    There is also, what appears to be a second circuit board located on under the washer cover as well. One is attached the the removable top that connects to all of the washer's buttons on the front face, and the second is attached to the main body of the washer, where the power cord connects to first, and then a wire connects to the board attached to the cover. (I wasn't sure if that was relevant or not).

    Do you think it is the circuit board based on what I have described? I am going to call a repairman Monday, but I figured I should try to see if I could get a grasp on what was wrong with the washer first. Also, if it is the circuit board, does Kenmore sell it is a replacement part?

  • stef_incogni Jan 02, 2011

    You're amazing, Rick! Thanks so much for your help!

  • stef_incogni Jan 02, 2011

    Extremely helpful!! Very clear and informative, and went way beyond to give me information about my problem.



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Ok i have seen your machine do you have the model number by any chance there is mainly one main board in your machine and it is under that upper cover and basicly you need to remove that cover and check the connections on the board to assure that one of the wires has not come loose if you do not see any loose wires then you would then inspect the board for any dark or burned spots on the board it is also not uncommon for this board in this machine to break down it is actually one of the main problems with how the machine is made that the motor and the rps sensor are probably the worst design by an appliance engineer that has ever been though of message me back with your model number and i will send you a schematic on how to remove the cover if you have any further questions please send them as well and please remember when our chat has concluded to rank how this opinion has helped we try to get four thumbs up with all are repairs Thanks again
p.s also check the plug to the machine as well your power may be good in the outlet but if the cord has a fray on the inside of it it will do the same problem your describing Thanks

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    Rick Ead Jan 02, 2011

    most definetly a control board issue or the power cord kenmore is well aware of the problem with the oasis and i think there is even a lawsuit in the works for the poor craftsmanship of this machine and the electronics before the repairman gets there on monday goto under contact us there is a 1800 number call them with your model number and they will give you the actual price of the control board its the one that the power line goes into and as far as the board everyone sells it it is one of the most common boards to have to be replaced now if you can get the board cheaper then your repairman offers it then what will the repair guy be able to charge you about 65 per hour labor thats it I have had many run ins with the oasis as well as its sisters the cabrio and the calypso all three of these units are the worst hopefully you never get the dreaded rps sensor problem like most people get in any of the three above mentioned units i had the same problem with one in which first i replaced the control board then it wouldnt spin so i replaced the lid switch because the switch didnt activate then when running the test it gave me the rps sensor code which in turn i had to replace the rps sensor and the entire harness needless to say that was about 2 years ago and the machine is still running well to this day if you have any further questions please message me back and once again please remember to rank how this opinion has helped we try to get four thumbs up with all are repairs Thanks again

    i was trying to send you a schematic of how to take off the control board but the site is down for maintenance till 6am eastern time i will try again tomorrow to send the link thanks



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