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What does F- indicate?

Yesterday while doing load, 3/4 full, with recommended amount of soap the washer stopped had burning smell, time window said 5d or Sd. Today tried to run a water load, no clothes no soap. It stopped for about 10 minutes with the code 5d or Sd. It started running on its own. No it stopped and the code is F-. Any ideas? I use HE soap and always the recommended amount. Thanks C. Paul

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    Sherman May 11, 2010

    there should be a number after the F. do you know what it is

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The SD code, is a sudsing code. If you are using the appropriate amount of soap and HE soap, it could be a communication error with the sensor and the CCU (the main control board). If you take off the panel on the bottom of the front (3 screws on the bottom hold it on). Once you get in, there is a plastic pouch on the right hand side there is a tech sheet that will have a list of all the error codes, and what to check.

Good luck

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