We also suffer from the F1 defect and Sears will not cooperate in making the fix. They advised that we must first pay for the work and then try to collect the money back. I hear of stories of them offering to replace this defect but do not seem to cooperate at all with us after calling the 800 number
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washers have had several common repair issues since day one. If your
Cabrio or Oasis washing machine has the dread error code F1, you can
fix it. The F1 error code on you're washing machine means the mother
board is bad. The repair is simple and straight forward if you are the
The washers control panel needs to be removed to gain access to the
mother board. The three screws on the back side hold the washers
control panel to the cabinet. The screws are 1/4 size and a nut driver
works best to remove them.
The washers main control board is held down with one small screw in
the front. Removing the screw and lifting the board up is all that
needs to be done to remove the control. The wire connections are all
plug and play. The washers pressure switch hose also plugs into the
main board. The pressure hose also simply lifts up and off the control
board. Need more help? Post your question below i would be
happy to assist.
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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!!
Yes, Sears repair just ordered one for mine. Entire tub due to bearings gone. Also just over 3 years old and ext warranty ran out in June. Final inspection before warranty was scheduled in June 2010. July the bearings are gone. Hmm wonder how they missed that? Anyway if you call for service, ask about the maintenence plan. Its way cheaper than labor and tub and u have another year for more issues with this piece of junk washer.
The F1 error on the Oasis is a known issue. Sears recalled the computer module because it's defective and produces this error along with F71 code errors. Unfortunately, unless your serial number meets their current criteria, they won't honor the recall because it expired on 08/31/2009 for some serial numbers. Best bet is to call and find out if they'll honor it. If you talk nice & originally bought it from Sears, they might. They did for me. But then we had to replace the RPS. Now the stator. This machine is an expensive piece of junk.
a stack unit is a very risky investment, altho it's understandable if you have limited space. if the hold downs on the washer are rusted out or broken thru you need to have someone weld them for you. That's how we used to do it where I worked but stacks are not usually easily worked on. I'm afraid you will probably have to get an entirely new unit or maybe a used one from a reputable used appl. dealer in your area. Check around, you might get lucky and find one relatively inexpensive
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/7591-kenmore-oasis-f1-code.html try this but I'm sorry to say you will probley need a new computer I had to with my stove pay for the guy to come out then more money for a new computer for the stove, not the answer you wanted but most likely is whats going to have to be done sorry and hope this helps
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).