Question about Kenmore 4.5 cu. ft. Oasis Canyon Top Load Washer

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Unbalanced loads Nine out of ten loads I wash stop during the cycle and the "unbalanced load" signal appears. I am not overloading, the washer is level and I'm careful to evenly distibute the clothes. Any suggestions?

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  • toot23 Aug 07, 2008

    almost every load i wash at a normal cycle, at 13 mins. remaining the machine continues turning and adding more water and doesnt complete the cycle. I usually have to turn off the machine and strat a new rinse cycle.

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There has been a noted problem with the Kenmore Oasis and the "Out of Balance" or "Ob" error. If this is what you are experiencing, the problem has been attributed to a couple of things. Not having sufficient amount of clothes in the wash tub during a wash cycle. That is...smaller loads cause a problem when the washer tries to distribute he weight evenly in the spin cycle. Not enough clothes, no balanced weight, you get an Out of Balance indication. The other problem (which tends to be the more common issue) is the control board under the operator console. The manufacturers developed a new software to run on the new and improved control boards that is supposed to correct this problem. Double check your load distribution first (which it seems you already have), then check with the manufacturer to see if there may be a recall on your washer that corrects this problem at no cost to the consumer. I hope this helps you some.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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