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Spinning and draining does not work, F error or sometimes Sud

I have a Kenmore Elite front load model 45087400.
When the wash cycle gets to drain & spin, it stops and F or sometimes Sud appears. the door is locked. what is going on?

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     i have the same problem ..... help


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    I have the same problem did you find a answer

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    washer showing Sud and not draining/spinning

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Sud means you using to much soap and the f code means soap is locking the drain pump up and wont allow unit to drain and spin.

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Kenmore Elite He5t front load washer. SUD shows for a few minutes then up comes error code F35. Then all controls are locked out. Unplugging machine and allowing reboot fixes problem for a wash load or...


Hi,

Remove the lower front panel and unscrew the cap from the pump and drain the water and clean the filter and then run it a few times with no soap at all an dit should clear the system ,,, have some towels handy when you remove the filter.

If the problem remains unsolved, then you need to replace the pressure switch.

Explanation

Sud" 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.

All possible reasons

  • 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 excess detergent.
  • Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
  • Check Drain Pump
  • Check Pressure Switch
  • Check CCU
As i mentioned, on most occasions, this is due to faulty pressure switch.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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Aug 01, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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On a Kenmore Elite Model #11047781700 we keep receiving the error code SUD and F35. We are trying locate the drain pump filter. Could you please tell me where this item is located.


2 possible solutions:
1. Make sure small black hose connected to pressure switch is clear of obstructions by blowing through it
2. Replace pressure switch located at back top right of machine under top hood.
3. Make sure drain catch located at thebottom front behind the panel held in place by 3 screws is not blocked. It is the large white knob which can be removed by turning it counter clockwise and removing the tray to check for any items blocking it. Make sure you have towels in place to absorb any water when you remove drain catch
There are 2 videos on you tube taking you through these 3 steps

Jun 25, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite, HE3t, front loading washer, Model 110.45972404. Constantly shuts down during cycle with SUD or F02 signals. If I pause and restart sometimes it works. However last night it would not drain...


F02 indicates the drain pump has either failed or the pump filter has become clogged.
To check the pump, remove the bottom access panel. There you will find access to the pump clean-out.(Large,white screw cap) Take care of lot of water going to the floor, unscrew the pump clean-out, catching and discarding the water. When the water flow finally stops, completely remove the clean-out filter. Inspect the clean-out filter, the drain hose from the tub as well as inside the pump impeller for any additional debris.

I think the drain pump is clogged due to SUD formation.

The following link explains the error in more detail and how to correct:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608687-sud_error

NOTE: If these preliminary measures do not correct your problem, you may have to replace the drain pump. It does not take much to damage the pump impeller or motor. Since the error code can be generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes, if the pump is damaged and can't pump at the required volume, the error code will continue to appear until the pump is replaced.

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Jul 08, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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He3 elite kenmore- sUD and F21 error


Hello there"
Sud 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.
  • 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 excess detergent.
  • Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
  • Check Drain Pump
  • Check Pressure Switch
  • Check CCU

Dec 25, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I have a kenmore elite h3 washer - Bad Water Pump?


HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

Potential Causes

• Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
• Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
• Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects(located, and mounted on the actual pump)
If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

Nov 02, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore washer elite problem


Sud

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.

Potential Causes

A. 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 excess detergent.
B. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
C. Check Wire Harness connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
D. Check / Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
E. Check Drain Pump
F. Check the Pressure Switch
G. Check CCU

Replace failed component.

Aug 29, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore elite Ht3, SUD/F02 alert


"F02" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be generated as a secondary error. This is an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
2. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
3. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.

To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump


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Apr 08, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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WONT RUN COMPLETE CYCLE WITHOUT F-2 OR SUD


sounds like you have a clogged/bead pump. removethe lower acess panel and from there youll see the pmp clean put remove thescrewout, and clearthe debris. BE WARNED THER WILL BE WATER BEHIND grab a towell or 2

Mar 01, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite Washer


Try this first.

Washer won't drain or spin
Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 96" (2.4
m) above the floor?
Is your voltage low?
Check electrical source or call electrician. Do not use an
extension cord.
Is the "SUD" routine active?
Cycle will complete once extra suds are removed.
Is the load balanced?
A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. Add more items
or redistribute the load.

Dec 16, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer


"F02" and/or "Sud" error are directly related to a common problem in this case. You have something clogging your drain line and/or drain pump. The error will not go away until you clear the problem. The following links explain how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r629564-suds_error_whirlpool_kenmore_front

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615268-f02_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

In some cases, the drain pump may require replacment. If something has been lodged in the pump reservoir for any period of time, sometimes the pump impeller can become damaged to the point where it does not pump water. Replacment pumps can be found at searspartsdirect.com or repairclinic.com. Just type in your model number inthe search menu. I hope this helps you resolve your problem and that you do not require parts. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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