Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
We received a "suds" error. Turned it to Rinse & Drain with 12 min. left on the timer. It didn't do anything till it got down to 4 min then it flashed the F2 code. I then pushed the "pause/cancel" button, it then proceeded to rinse and aggitate or spin real slow changing directions. Now it's down to 1 min, still has plenty of water in it and it won't do anything. Leave it sit long enough and it will flash the F 02 code again
This means that the drain time has exceeded 8 minutes and the water valves have turned off. After 4 minutes the suds error is displayed then 4 minutes later the F2 error.
1.Check drain hose for kinks or cloggs
2.Check electrical connection at the pump and make sure the pump runs.
3.Check inside of pump for foreign objects
4.If none of the above fixes the machine replace the pump.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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It should start back up when the suds have cleared. Though you may need to manually restart the machine. If
you don't use high efficiency (he) detergent you are likely to get the suds error frequently.
What happens is that regular detergent creates too many
suds. When the machine drains the water emptys first leaving a layer
of suds. The pump can't move suds because of it's poor design. Try to
imagine a hose filled with suds with a small impeller at one end. The
impeller can pull the suds immediately around it away but anything
out of it's reach will just sit there till they pop.
the pressure switch can't detect a lack of pressure because the suds
(being ornery little clusters of air) sit in the space that should be
occupied by water, or in this case no water. Fooling in effect, the
pressure switch into behaving as if the tub still contains water.
Once enough bubbles pop the pressure switch will do it's thing and
the time display will start where it stopped as does the rest of the
cycle, in this case final spin. Or it may give an error code and go into standby mode.
just use way too much detergent ten minutes should be way more than
enough time for suds to pop or about anything else to correct itself.
So if it doesn't start back up on it's own try to restart it yourself.
The other possibility is that there is debris in the drain hose that goes from tub to drain pump. Or if drain pump has a clean out basket as part of the drain pump it will likely need cleaned as well.
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SUDS LOCK (Overdose of Detergent detected during the Wash Cycle)
The motor control unit senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on
the drive motor. If "Sud" is displayed a potential suds lock is detected. This may
signify a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent, or excessive suds.
DISPLAY EXPLANATION AND RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE
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• If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/ Spin cycle then a
Normal cycle without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the
• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check/ Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
• Check Drain Pump
• Check the Pressure Switch
• Check CCU
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