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Maytag Neptune error words "suds" and "nd". what does that mean, how do i fix it

When washing a large load of towels sude came up on the screen. then when i tried to do just a rinse cycle to rinse the soap out, another error that said nd came up, whats wrong with it!!!!

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  • ANDY1964 Jun 09, 2008

    SUDS SIGN COME ON A NEPTUNE MAH 8700AWW WASHMASHINE DO NOT TAKE A SOFTENER, NO ERROR CODE I CAN PULL UP. LEAVES WATER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DRUM NOT DRAINING FULLY. HOW CAN I MAKE DRAIN ALL THE WATER OUT FROM THE MACHINE? ANY ADJUSTMENT? NEED LEVEL SENSOR?

  • adeline1 Jul 20, 2008

    my maytag neptune wont finish rinse cycle it says suds, then it says nd, please help,

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If the suds error starts happening suddenly even though you used the same HE detergent and amount that you always have in the past, you probably don't have a excessive sudsing problem, caused by the soap. The most common problem relates to the pump. Some foreign item blocking the inlet of the pump. Foreign objects can make their way down to the pump and either clog the entrance or enter and damage the pump impeller. It is rare for the drain hose to plug up. To diag the problem you have to take off the rear panel,two screws, and the pump is right there. Always unplug the power first.The pump is held down by 3 bolts, 12mm head. Unplug the electrical connector from the pump. Take the squeeze clamps off the hoses at the pump. Have a towell incase of water still in hose. Remove the pump and inspect the pump looking in the inlet pipe you can see the impeller. Look for foreign objects in the pump. A quarter will fit perfectly in the inlet pipe and block the hole almost entirely. I found one in mine. Make sure the impeller is not damaged. Run faucet water in the inlet pipe of the pump, it should freely pore out the exit pipe of the pump. There is a check valve in the exit pipe so you cannot see in there. Take the drain hose outside and run water thru it with the garden hose. Also look in the big rubber pipe the connects to the pump inlet for something stuck in there. That pipe is fat to allow a lot of water to pass out of the drum but it is still possible for something like a tooth pick to start a dam catching other stuff. Reassamble everything carefully, don't forget to plug back in the electrical connector at the pump. Add a small load of clothes and give it a try. This is a simple check and requires a small amount of mechanical ability, so if you don't feel comfortable doing this procedure then call a maytag repairman.

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  • alond Oct 25, 2010

    Thank you for the details!
    You got it right on!!!!!!!

  • rich406 Nov 07, 2010

    This was great. Found a quarter in the hose and removed and now it works great!!

  • MN_5150 Nov 14, 2010

    This advice was amazingly helpful! We found two guitar picks blocking the inlet pipe. Will be checking pockets more thoroughly in the future. Many Thanks!

  • lswanson250 Dec 18, 2010

    This site rocks! I was getting the nd message as well, my husband told to last night to just get rid of this thing and buy him a new one as his christmas present.... well being the handy wife that I am, I went surfing and found this site. I pulled the pump out this morning and cleaned it out. I could not find anything lodged but it was nasty... full of gunk hooked everthing back up and the error message went away. However, it is leaking now, so I have to pull the back off again to make sure I hooked the hoses back up good. Thanks a million!

  • notafixitman Mar 05, 2011

    add 1 more step to thhis repair.while the motor is out remove the hose from the bottom of the washer drum and check it for restrictions.i found my daughters house key stuck in mine

  • xt477 Apr 25, 2011

    Of course I had the rare drain hose problem. It was clogged by a dime! May also want to mention that once reassembled make sure the hose is held away from the belt. It will wear a hole in it in no time.

  • DrGamma Aug 19, 2011

    Thanks for the details. Got our machine working again. The model we have may be newer and it is easier to clean the pump.

    [Model 5000] Take off the three screws holding the panel below the door. Pull the panel down and out. You will see the front of the pump which has a cleanout on it. Unsrew the cleanout counterclockwise. In our machine, there was a safety pin with lint and threads on it. Cleaned this out and washed it in the sink. Replaced the parts and all worked perfectly.

    Thanks for the info which made me confident enough to try this myself rather than waiting for the repair man next week.

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    dq552 Apr 14, 2013

    Had a quarter in it...thanks for the helpful hint....very easy to fix within 45 mins...including cleaning behind the washer.

  • Linda Kolsen May 07, 2013

    these were perfect instructions! I can't believe it, you were right on the "money" with the problem. My husband isn't mechanically inclined but we followed what you said and lo and behold, there was a quarter in there! It must've been there for awhile because it was black. After we put everything back in, we ran a load and no problems whatsoever. Great job and you saved us money!

  • Kevin Dover Jul 02, 2013

    Had the exact same issue and guess what... it was a quarter stuck in the inlet. Seems like a design flaw in the washer if so many of us are running into this. Hardly practical to assume that change will never be left behind in some pants as they are thrown in for a wash. :(

  • TonyP602
    TonyP602 Apr 30, 2014

    Mine was a presidential dollar stuck in the inlet...(shakes fist) George Washington!

  • Gary Schoenfeld
    Gary Schoenfeld Jul 14, 2014

    Thanks dadagain!!! It was a quarter!! You saved us a LOT of money on a repairman!!

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Rebecca...you have a suds lock. Towels will hold a lot more soap than other laundry. The nd means no drain. The pump had a suds lock. Unplug the machine for a minute. Plug it back in and run a cycle on hot to get rid of the excess soap. Catriver..post back.

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Replace the pump or it has a blockage from the filter tray beneath or the main tube from the drum of the machine.

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My maytag neptune mah8700a keeps flashing an error sign of E3 what does this mean?

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We have this problem as well. I'm calling LG tomorrow to ask for free replacement parts.

But for today, here's a temporary partial solution I want to share....We went to Publix Supermarket here in Florida, and purchased two GE Energy Smart 40 Instant-On Mini flurescent light bulbs. They fit perfectly in the regular appliance bulb slots and they don't get hot at all!

If you decide to try this, make sure you get the Instant-On bulbs. They have regular 40 watt equivalent bulbs that look a lot like them, but they are bigger and not Instant-On. The GE part number for the bulb we purchased is 72465. The total cost with tax was less than $10 including tax for both bulbs.

At least I won't lie in bed tonight wondering if my food is spoiling or if my fridge will burst into flames as I open the door for coffee creamer in the morning!

Hope this helps someone in the interim as they try to get the problem fixed. :)

Good luck all!!!

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  • AlyceP Apr 05, 2010

    Sorry, folks! Two appliance problems going on at once. My LG french door fridge lights will not go out when I close the doors at times. Apparently an electronic relay is known for failing in these units. the previous post was my temporary fix.



    The SUdS problem in my machine is not suds. The Sears repairman came today and couldn't find the problem. My husband thinks it is the pump. He will take it apart tomorrrow.



    Night folks!

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Run a cycle with hot water and bleach. This will kill any mold. Also leave the washer door and soap dispenser open to dry out. Water remains in the soap dispenser after washing.

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I was washing towels on cotton (1) cold water , at the end of cycle during drying a F-02 keep flashing on the control panel. This is a new machine used about 3 months


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F02 Is a suds error code or water is to soapy.You need to use the E A type soap.

Try running the machine on rinse and spin.And then go through a normal cycle with no soap.

Apr 04, 2011 | Ariston Technologies Washing Machines

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May tag Neptune showing codes


Error codes appear when there are problems with the door, the inflow and drainage of water and the motor.

Do
Your Maytag Neptune washer displays the "do" help code when the washing machine is trying to start a cycle, but the door is open or not locked properly. If this message is displayed, close the door securely and restart the washing cycle.

FL
The "FL" code indicates that the washing machine was unable to lock the door after you closed it. Open and close the door tightly, then restart the washing cycle.

Sd
The "Sd" code indicates that you have added too much detergent to the washing machine and your laundry has too many suds. The machine will stop displaying this code if it has successfully run the suds recovery cycle, which removes the excess suds from the wash load. If the code remains, reduce the amount of detergent in the load. Use less detergent for similar loads of laundry in the future.

PF
The "PF" code indicates that a power failure has occurred. Restart the wash cycle. If the code still appears, check that the washing machine is still plugged in to the electrical outlet.

Nd
The "nd" code indicates that your Maytag Neptune is not draining as it should. Check that the drain hose isn't kinked and that the stand pipe isn't clogged. If you find either of these problems, fix them before restarting the washing cycle.

LO
The "LO" code appears when the washing machine has finished the selected wash cycle, but cannot unlock the door. Verify that the door is closed properly, push the "Off" button, and wait two minutes. The door should unlock and the error code will disappear. If the error code remains, unplug the washing machine, wait two minutes and plug it back into the electrical outlet.

Lr
The "Lr" code indicates that the washing machine's motor is not running as it should. Have your Maytag Neptune washing machine serviced by a certified Maytag repair professional. Maytag Neptune Priority One Service: (888) 462-9824

NF
The "nF" code appears when the washing machine has tried to fill with water and has failed. Verify that the inlet hoses aren't kinked and that the faucets are fully open.

Od
The "od" code appears when you must open the washer door. The Maytag Neptune washer requires that you open the door between cycles.

Other Codes
* If your Maytag Neptune washing machine displays any codes that are not listed above, contact Maytag Neptune Priority One Service for assistance. Maytag Neptune Priority One Service: (888) 462-9824


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Apr 03, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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The water is still soapy after many rinses. I am using very little soap


I am having the identical problem with a Maytag washer! The first 2 or 3 rinses are effective somewhat, (but not like the Whirlpool I had for 22 years) and I think, "one more for fabric softener"---but suddenly I have a full inch of bubbly white, white, very soapy suds! Picture half a washer of water with a cup of tide! It's that soapy and I cannot figure out where the soap is coming from! Tonight, I had not even used a regular soapy detergent in the previous 15 cycles, having switched to an eco detergent from Costco and used little. I even ran a few cycles with no laundry and no detergent--no soap then!

Btw, the washer has only cold water rinses--I had not noticed the tiny print on the front of the washer--or I'd never have bought it. We learned in fabric class that icy cold water (it's snow melt here in Oregon) shocks fabric as badly as hot water, and it fails to get soap out as well. And everything comes out scratchy stiff like cardboard, and hurts my face--skin even peeled before I began opening lid to check on rinse cycle. I got rashes and dry skin from all the soap and ice water...until I began doing 7 or 8 rinse cycles on the items like washclothes, towels etc. Clothing gets hardly any soap, or I hand wash it now--am exhausted and want new machine! Can't sell this junk tho.

Anyway, so the way I rinse with warm or cool (not melted snow) water is I stop the washer and start over the wash cycle to get warmer water for the rinse. Then, I move the dial to extra rinse cycle for the rest of the rinse, after the water has filled, so it cannot go on to do an ice water rinse after competing the "wash" cycle that's really a rinse cycle with no soap.

I would hurt the person who designed this washer! It seems to add soapy water back into the rinse on the 4th rinse cycle! Sounds bizarre, but I always think that everything is finally rinsed ok and one more with a little fabric softener will do it, but when I look inside to add the downey, there's an inch of suds on top! I don't have suds like that on my wash cycles! It's bizarre...I've wondered if neighbor's suds are coming in, or am I haunted?

Last week, I hand-rinsed my washcloths and kitchen towels and put them in washer for the spin cycle, at end of the rinse cycle, just to get water out of them for dryer.... To my dismay, the spray of water while spinning (have no idea why washers add icy snow melt to my warm rinsed laundry during the final spin but they all do, you can hear the spray) was soapier than my original wash cycle--which has a teensy bit of suds which is gone in a minute or 2! Honestly, my washcloths etc were fully soapy again! I'd rinsed them so well that immersing them in warm water left the water clear and clean, but after the spray, they were just as soapy as after the earlier rinse cycles that had the inch of suds... I had to take everything out and spend another hour hand rinsing and wringing befor the dryer....

I have taken to using pint-sized tupperware to get the suds off the top rather than letting it go into the laundry or washer. I skim it out and put it down the kitchen sink. It's so soapy I'd have to do dozens of rinse cycles to rinse it out, so I skim it out manually. So new soap must keep getting into the washer! It also does not seem to matter whether the wash is full or half. Tonight the previous rinse cycle had been full, and pretty clean. But when I o;pened the next one to add fabric softener, it was only half full of water, and an inch or soap suds. I had wondered if the soap was outside the basket, and came in through the holes, once water got that high, but no. Does not matter. And I had wondered if it was caused by suction from stopping the rinse cycle during spin...but I went load after load for 10 days, never stopping a cycle early and it still put all that soap in the 4th rinse cycle. Or in the 3 cycle's spin at the end of rinse, when it sprays water on the spinning laundry.... This is a horror. Maytag ignores my emails. The handyman says new washers are terrible and wants nothing to do with it. I wish I'd paid whatever it took to fix my old whirlpool. 22 years and never an issue ever, never more than 3 rinses and then only a 3d because I'd used double soap to get out dirt from gardening or road trips like Santa Fe in the winter when shih tzus got covered with red clay dirt used on snow and ice--that stuff is lethal! Normally I added fabric softener on 2d rinse cycle and things were so clean. Now things are not clean, come out ripped, or with pilling like they aged 10 years in one night. So I handwash anything I want to keep nice. Washcloths are getting frayed, towels look bleached or faded....and I am relating to my grandmothers on wash day. Sorry it's just more problems not solutions.

Jan 23, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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If you get the FL how do you get the door to open??


  1. Your Maytag Neptune washing machine displays error codes, also called "help codes," to identify specific problems with your washer. Once you close your Maytag Neptune's door, the machine locks the door, goes through the selected wash cycles and unlocks the door when the laundry is finished. Error codes appear when there are problems with the door, the inflow and drainage of water and the motor.
  2. Do
  3. Your Maytag Neptune washer displays the "do" help code when the washing machine is trying to start a cycle, but the door is open or not locked properly. If this message is displayed, close the door securely and restart the washing cycle.
  4. FL
  5. The "FL" code indicates that the washing machine was unable to lock the door after you closed it. Open and close the door tightly, then restart the washing cycle.
  6. Sd
  7. The "Sd" code indicates that you have added too much detergent to the washing machine and your laundry has too many suds. The machine will stop displaying this code if it has successfully run the suds recovery cycle, which removes the excess suds from the wash load. If the code remains, reduce the amount of detergent in the load. Use less detergent for similar loads of laundry in the future.
  8. PF
  9. The "PF" code indicates that a power failure has occurred. Restart the wash cycle. If the code still appears, check that the washing machine is still plugged in to the electrical outlet.
  10. Nd
  11. The "nd" code indicates that your Maytag Neptune is not draining as it should. Check that the drain hose isn't kinked and that the stand pipe isn't clogged. If you find either of these problems, fix them before restarting the washing cycle.
  12. LO
  13. The "LO" code appears when the washing machine has finished the selected wash cycle, but cannot unlock the door. Verify that the door is closed properly, push the "Off" button, and wait two minutes. The door should unlock and the error code will disappear. If the error code remains, unplug the washing machine, wait two minutes and plug it back into the electrical outlet.
  14. Lr
  15. The "Lr" code indicates that the washing machine's motor is not running as it should. Have your Maytag Neptune washing machine serviced by a certified Maytag repair professional.

Dec 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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During the wash cycle the word "suds" began to flash on screen


you need to cut down on the amount of soap you are adding per wash,run an empty wash to purge any residual soap from the tub,then use less soap there after

Jul 28, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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What does the nd Error Code mean on a Maytag Neptune frontloader??


ND== No Drain.
You likely need the drain pump cleaned. Unplug and pull the washer out. Remove cover in back. The pump is attached to the washer's floor. Pinch off the hose from tub to pump. There's going to be some water left in the pump and drain hose, so get a large towel ready. Remove screws attaching black piece (motor) to white piece (housing), pull out motor and clean the housing and motor impeller. Wear gloves, as it's always a nasty stuff what comes out. ;) Reverse steps to assemble the pump back together. If you don't hear pump running after completing all the cleaning, you may need to check the wiring and/or replace main control board located inside the console. If the pump seems to be running but no water is being drained - replace pump. for Maytag MAH5500B the part number is 25001052.

Good luck!
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Jun 29, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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I keep getting the error code nd on my Maytag neptune whats this mean?


Error ND means that there is a drain problem.

Either there is debris inside drain pump hose, or the pump itself is faulty.


The problem is fixed accessing the drain pump hose to check for a blockage.

Keep a container ready to collect water when you undo pump hose.

Parts and diagrams available here.

Nov 14, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH9700 Front Load Washer

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