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SUDS message cycle will start, then stop before water is added with "suds" message. What is the problem?

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  • franjonz Dec 21, 2008

    very helpful solution!! Thanks. I only use HE detergent, maybe I should use less. I usually fill detergent to "fill line" only. Same with the fabric softener. I will try using less! Thanks again!

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Your machine, pump is "SUDS" locked, too much detergent in machine, you need to use HE detergent, designed specifically for frontloading washers. no t a small amount of regular detergent, but HE. you can remove the lower acces panel (3) screws across the bottom of front of unit. there you will gain acees to the pump pfilter area, unscrew the filter nad clean it out, chances are its full of allll sorts of debris.

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