I have a Kenmore Oasis washer, and it was working fine until now. A few days ago it started with the F1 code. I called Sears and all they could tell me is to replace the control board. I did that and the F50 code came on. I went ahead and replaced the RPS (comes as a kit) and the same F50 code came on. I put the old control back on and it worked for 3 loads and F1 came on again. The basket turns freely by hand so I don't think anything is under it. Does the new control board have to be programed or should I replace the washer instead of spending anymore money on it?
ANSWER Hello Ed,
I don't mean to doubt you but I have to ask, did you replace the harness that came with the sensor? The reason I have to ask is that most of the failures I've seen have been attributed to poor electrical connections. You see, the manufacturer made some cheap little connectors on the end of the harnesses and the wires tend to come loose, even if they appear to be connected, they lose electrical connection. I would go through and check all of the connections before I did anything else. If you find no problems, remove the motor rotor and check the connector that attaches to the rps. While it's off, check the motor rotor for cracks in the magnets.
The control boards on these do not have to be programmed so this is no issue. If I were a betting man, I'd lay odds on a poor electrical connection.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, October 31, 2012