Kenmore 110 model Oasis top-load washer error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore Oasis top-load washer with a model number that starts with 110. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for washing machines, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your washer.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
LF or F30

Long fill

Check/Repair

If water isn't entering the washer, make sure that the water supply faucets are fully open. Check the fill hoses for kinks or freezing (in the winter). Check the inlet water valve screens for debris or deposits. Replace the inlet water supply valve assembly if the screens are clogged. If water is entering the tub but not being detected properly, then check the air hose between the bottom of the tub and the connection on the main electronic control board. If the air hose connection is okay, replace the main electronic control board (the water level sensor is a component of the main electronic control board).

Possible parts
Inlet water valve assembly, Main electronic control board
Ld or F32

Long drain time

Check/Repair

This code is displayed when the water level does not change after the drain pump runs. If the washer does not drain, check the drain hose and washer drain for a clog or restriction. Unplug the washer and check the drain pump for a clog. If the drain pump is defective, replace it. If the washer is draining properly and the drop in water level isn't being detected, then the main electronic control board will need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Drain pump, Main electronic control board
uL

Unbalanced load

Check/Repair

This code is steady on when an unbalanced load is detected and the washer runs a mini-cycle routine to balance the load. If the load cannot be balanced by that routine, then uL will flash and the door will unlock. You can redistribute the load and start the washer. If the tub bangs violently even with a balanced load then you may have a damaged suspension rod/spring assembly. Replace the suspension rods/springs in that situation.

Possible parts
Suspension Rods/Springs (replacement part has a set of 4 rods/springs -- replace all of them at once)
oL or F70

Overloaded

Check/Repair

The size of the load exceeds the washers capacity. Open the lid and remove some garments. Restart the cycle.

Possible parts
Sd or F71

Excessive suds

Check/Repair

Sd is displayed steady on when excessive suds is detected. The washer conducts a routine to eliminate the excessive suds. If the suds cannot be eliminated, then the Sd flashes in the display. Let the suds dissipate and then drain the washer. Use only the appropriate quantity of HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the washer.

Possible parts
HE detergent
lid or F81

Lid not closed or lid not opened between cycles

Check/Repair

This code appears if you press start with the lid open. It will also appear is you press Start after 2 consecutive cycles without opening the lid. If the lid lock/switch assembly isn't properly detecting the position of the washer lid (open/closed), then replace it.

Possible parts
Lid lock/switch assembly
HC

Hot & cold fill hoses are reversed

Check/Repair

Check the positions of the fill hoses on the back of the washer. If they are reversed, then connect them properly.

Possible parts
dL (F80, F82, F84 or F85)

Lid lock failure

Check/Repair

Check for debris in the lid lock mechanism that could prevent it from locking. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections for the lid lock/switch on the main electronic control board. Examine the lid lock/switch assembly. If it's damaged or defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Lid lock/switch assembly
dU or F83

Lid unlock failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections for the lid lock/switch assembly on the main electronic control board. If the connections are okay, then you will typically need to force the lid open. This will usually break the lid lock/switch assembly. Replace the lid lock/switch assembly if it's damaged or broken.

Possible parts
Lid lock/switch assembly
F01

Main electronic control board failure

Check/Repair

The main electronic control board is also called the machine control board. The F1 code indicates that the control board is defective. Try to reset the control board by unplugging the washer for 5 minutes. Plug it back in. This will sometimes fix the problem. If the F1 code returns after restoring power to the washer, replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board
F02

User interface failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the washer. Open the console and check the wire harness connection between the main electronic control board and the user interface control board. If the wire harness connection is okay, then the user interface control board will need to be replaced.

Possible parts
User interface control board
F40

Water temperature thermistor failure

Check/Repair

The inlet water temperature thermistor (temperature sensor) is integrated into the inlet water valve assembly. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connection between the main electronic control board and the thermistor on the inlet water valve assembly inside the console. If the wiring harness connection is okay, then the inlet water valve assembly will usually need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Inlet water valve assembly
F41

Motor RPS failure

Check/Repair

The motor RPS (Rotor Position Sensor) detects the speed of the drive motor. Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the RPS and the main electronic control board. If the wire harness connections are okay, then the RPS will usually need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Motor RPS sensor
F44

Heater relay failed

Check/Repair

On washers with a heating element, unplug the washer and replace the main electronic control board because the heater relay on that board is defective. For washers without a heating element, replace the user interface control board because a diode on the user interface control board is defective. If you just installed a new user interface control board when this code appears, then you likely installed an incompatible user interface control board. Check the user interface control board part number and then order and install the correct part.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board, user interface control board
F50

Motor stalled

Check/Repair

The motor RPS (Rotor Position Sensor) detects no rotation of the drive motor. Unplug the washer. Check to see if the basket spins freely. If not, then examine the drive system and eliminate the cause of friction. If the basket spins freely, check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the motor. If the wire harness connections are okay, check the drive motor. If the motor is defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Drive motor, wire harness
F51

Motor RPS failure

Check/Repair

The motor RPS (Rotor Position Sensor) detects the speed of the drive motor. Check to see if the basket spins freely. If not, then examine the drive system and eliminate the cause of friction. If the basket spins freely, unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the RPS and the main electronic control board. If the wire harness connections are okay, then the RPS will usually need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Motor RPS sensor
F52

Motor stop failure

Check/Repair

Drive motor failed to stop after the stop command from the main electronic control board. This is caused by a failure in the main electronic control board. The main electronic control board will usually need to be replaced to fix this failure.

Possible parts
Main electronic control
F53

Motor control over-temperature

Check/Repair

The motor control portion of the main electronic control board is overheating. This can be caused by a high current draw through the motor circuit due to excessive friction in the drive system. Check to see if the basket spins freely. If not, examine and repair the cause of the excessive friction. If the basket spins freely, then the drive motor and/or the main electronic control board may need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Drive motor, Main electronic control board
F54

Motor control overcurrent

Check/Repair

The motor control portion of the main electronic control board is drawing high current. This can be caused by excessive friction in the drive system. Check to see if the basket spins freely. If not, examine and repair the cause of the excessive friction. If the basket spins freely, then the drive motor and/or the main electronic control board may need to be replaced.

Possible parts
Drive motor, Main electronic control board
F72

Basket re-engagement failure

Check/Repair

The basket fails to engage the drive system for the spin mode. Check to see if the water drained out. If not, run a drain & spin routine to evacuate the water. If the basket still won't engage, check the drive system for an obstruction or failure.

Possible parts
Drive system components

Symptoms common to all washers

Choose a symptom to see related washer repairs.

Main causes: worn agitator dogs, bad clutch, broken motor coupler, shifter assembly failure, broken door lock, suspension component failure
Main causes: no water supply, bad water valves, water-level pressure switch failure, control system failure, bad door lock or lid switch
Main causes: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control board or timer
Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board
Main causes: water heater failure, bad water temperature switch, faulty control board, bad water valve, faulty water temperature sensor
Main causes: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve assembly
Main causes: unbalanced load, loose spanner nut, worn drive block, broken shock absorber or suspension spring, debris in drain pump
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interface board
Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system

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