Author Topic: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer  (Read 1657 times)

Offline fjpoblam

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On 05/12/07, we purchased a Kenmore dryer at our local Sears store. The instruction manual lists it as an "Oasis Canyon Capacity Electric Dryer" and the parts sticker shows "D26 M67086 R".

We've been through this problem with both an online technician and a visiting repairman. In neither case could a problem be found. A fellow on Lifehacker, username "tgoods", suggested I post here for advice on the problem. Very well. Here it is.

Occasionally, for no apparent reason, the dryer stops with error code F-45 blinking. This, we clear, simply by turning off power, and starting the dryer again.

The error code is not mentioned in the "Use and Care Guide". The Guide instructs the user to call for assistance should any error code appear which does not appear in the guide. This, we did, inasmuch as the error code appeared even upon our first use of the dryer. The online technician advised us simply to restart the dryer (which we've done, ever since). And when we called the local tech for repair, he could find no problem.

We have ensured the dryer is hooked up appropriately. We scrupulously clean the lint trap each time we use the dryer.

Shortly after obtaining the dryer, we remodeled, and moved the dryer from inside the house to the garage, drilling a new hole in the wall for venting. Again, we ensured proper hookup for venting (even purchasing new venting tube). The problem persists.

While the problem does not cripple our use of the dryer, it is nonetheless quite annoying! It would at least be nice to know what provokes the error code. (It seems rather like the old Windows error message, "Unspecified error".)

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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 07:03:09 PM »
1st think i would check , is this service pointer, it has been happening alot to these dryers.
 
 
 * W10407349.pdf (1582.67 kB - downloaded 13 times.)
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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 07:20:18 PM »
I suspect "Thread lock 242 -part # 4210460" may be something available only to techs. But I'll look for it on the website here. I've retained the PDF, and I'll keep tracking this topic. I surely thank you for your advice.

If the "Thread lock" part is difficult and/or oddly expensive to acquire, then we may be willing to "live with" the occasional annoying interruptions. The dryer was a "floor model" and is out of warranty.

We've come to think of the interruptions as rather humorous, so long as you don't think they'll impair the long-term function of the dryer. You may imagine what we think the F stands for.

Thanks again for your help. It is assuring to know that the problem is known (even common).

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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 07:24:17 PM »
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I suspect "Thread lock 242 -part # 4210460" may be something available only to techs. But I'll look for it on the website here.


Here you go...


Whirlpool 4210460 Adhesive, AP5263124
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 12:31:29 PM »
Thread lock will keep your blower wheel from falling off but won't do anything for the F-45 code.  Open the door and look for a tag with the model number.  It will start with 110.  If the tag is not there your "floor model" is probably a warranty return.  It may have been returned for the problem your experiencing.  Without a model number I can't look up a tech sheet or part numbers.  I believe F-45 is a thermistor error.  Thermistors are relatively inexpensive.  I seem to recall on earlier models there was a control board problem that caused this F code.  With the cost of a new control board, you might want to just live with the annoyance.

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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
[good to hear from you again, tgoods]

We can live with the error. The part to order? S&H was in the neighborhood of the price of the item itself, so you might imagine our hesitation to order. I surely thank all of you for sharing your expertise!

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Re: Intermittent "F-45" on our Kenmore Oasis Canyon M67086 Dryer
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 12:30:39 AM »
You can get Loctite or Permatex threadlocker compound at any auto parts store.  Make sure you get the blue kind. 



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