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Take a look at the new Kenmore Elite Oasis Washer breakdown with the "Invisible Agitator"   Click Here.  The washer has a glass see thru lid and the dryer has a glass door.   Here is a PHOTO of the washer and dryer...hear they are made by F&P...



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Pegi,

What you think about this Oasis?



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No idea, have not seen any and just heard about them yesterday....started doing some research today....seems this does not nutate like the Calypso so do not know how it washes the clothes except seems it moves the water thru the clothes instead of the clothes thru the water....looked at the tech sheet for these awhile ago....will need some more info but seems it has a 4.5 cu ft basket making it the largest availavble for domestic use...will need more data...



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just looked at the photo you posted Ms P. thanks. appears to be rear servicing? [oh no].

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Copied and pasted from a Tech only Froum.

Very similar in design to the F&P. One thing to be aware of, the holes in the basket are EXTREMELY SHARP on the outside of the basket, just like a cheese grater. For anyone that hasnt worked on a F&P, just like the F&P, there is no belt/coupling, trans, brake or clutch. Just a 38 pole DC motor thats attached to an agitator or an impeller. As the washer fills, it raises the tub to engage the agitation and as it pumps out, it lowers on to splines to engage the spin. A little tip that the trainer passed along, the motor housing, removed with a 1/4 in hex, if you continue to turn the screw, the cover backs out on its own, otherwise, youll fight the magnets trying to get the cover off. And the RPS(rotational position sensor), holding tabs breaks really easy, but it will still be heald in place by the cover so..no big deal if you break one , or both. Also the pressure switch/monitor is intergrated onto the control board.
The dryer, made by Whirlpool, has an optional variable speed blower motor. They showed a video of the dryer in operation with a clear vent tube with a ball in it, that went straight up for like 15 ft, they closed an inline damper, to simulate a vent 95% restricted the ball dropped to the bottom and the blower revved up and the ball went right back to the top, kinda cool. The heating element/housing is slightly different, in that the element doesnt just slide out, like you have to take the can apart to change it. Otherwise for the most part, its the same, as any other kenpool DOTT dryer.



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Great info, Pegi, thanks for posting it. :dude:



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Welcome, got my feelers out for more info.....

Tech sheet....



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Does anyone know WHERE the Kenmore Oasis washing machine and gas dryer are manufactured?

Thanks!

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Well, the washer is a F&P so do not know if that is overseas or if they have a factory here or not, the dryer is a souped up Whirlpool elite so would be at a WP plant here in the US.  One could hope anyway...:?

 



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You realize it is only the drive system made by Fisher Paykel.  Whirlpool make the actual washer.   I sell them, and had extensive training from Whirlpool.  The feedback on them is excellent, in fact I am buying my set tomorrow.

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Yea, finally got my hands on a manual for the washer, will get my grubbies on the dryer manual soon I would hope....;)



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You can actually read the manuals on Sears web site.  I read them both cover to cover, lol.

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Do you have the oasis dryer tech manual? I am researching error code F44....can you help?

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F44 shows to be Motor Control Failure, Motor Control Electronics Error, these are so new this should be under warranty?



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These are less than one week old, not getting that warm fuzzy feeling. Tech is coming tomorrow, I was just hoping it was something simple like the door was ajar....

 

Thanks for the info!

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Yea, sort of tells people to wait awhile before buying first production, wait a year or so till they find the bugs, fix them in the later runs and get the service bulletins out there...but for your comfort the dryers are just souped up Whirlool DOTT dryers, but more electronics....:?



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Well, overall I am pretty happy. The capacity is just ridiculous, in both the washer and the dryer. Comforters are no problem. Matter of fact I just took all the covers for the couch cushions off and put them through the ringer. The cycle adjustments make pretty much anything washable. ;)

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Yea, they look nice, if I did not have a Duet would get the Whirlpool version of the Oasis, the Cabrio, that way would not have to go thru Sears for warranty, just call any WP auth servicer, I think that washer looks way too cool...beautiful spin basket...;)



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Whirlpool bought the rights from F&P to use the motor designs in the Oasis & Cabrio according the our WPL field service rep. They do seem to be great machines. I printed off the manual on the Cabrio from WPL's Tech site. I like these better than the Calypso's  myself.

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In my humble opinion ANYTHING is better than the Calypso...;)



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