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My kenmore h3t washer is showing codes f and sud

The washer sometimes does not drain all the way and i am getting a bad odor coming from the washer. When i move the drum around it sounds like there is a lot of water that has not drained completely. Please help

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Hi!!! it seems that you have something wrong with your drain pump check your drain pump and make sure something did not get stuck inside also in all front loads some water does remain in the sump area .I know that trust me..pure some vinegar in around a cup and put it in a normal hoe cycle ..Good luck..

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Sometimes washer will not drain completly. leaving clothes soaked after spin cycle. sometimes suds also remain.


either discharge hose is stopped up or washer drain pipe backing up or possible water pump on washer going bad but i would really lean towards the hose or drain to the washer

Jan 23, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Will not spin, Display showing (Sud)


"SUD" is a Suds Detect error code. The washer will not complete any cycle as long as the error code is present. The following link explains the error and some potential causes:

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

The number one cause of the error comes from using too much, or the wrong type, of detergent. You are required to use High Efficiency (HE) detergent with these washers because the concentration is formulated for HE washers that use small amounts of water. Using the wrong type of detergent can also void any manufacturer warranty you may have.

NOTE: HE detergent does not have a lot of suds, which often confuses consumers into thinking they aren't using enough detergent. With HE washers little to no suds is NORMAL and preferred.

If too much deteregent has been used, using the RINSE/SPIN is recommended to flush the tub, drain pump and lines. IMPORTANT: It can sometimes take several cycles to clear. Also, leaving the door open for a while can allow air into a suds filled drum to get rid of some of the bubbles.

Secondary causes can come from something restricting the drainage system. Most notably, something lodged in the drain pump and/or drain hose(s). I've included a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump reservior if required.

Each one of these washers come with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it from time to time to troubleshoot your washer.

Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any further questions. I hope this can help you.

May 24, 2010 | Kenmore Front Load Washer

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Sears kenmore washer 110.42822200 error code sud


SUD- Suds lock (Overdose of detergent detected during the wash cycle, or the actual brand is a non HE type)

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.

Possible Causes / Procedure


• If too much detergent was used:

A. Run the unit through a Rinse/Spin cycle.
B. Run a Normal cycle without adding any detergent.

This should clear the unit of the excess detergent. If the problem persist, follow this check list below.

1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check drain pump.
7. Check the pressure switch.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any cycle.

Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

Dec 07, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My Kenmore HE2 Plus washer is showing a code of 5d What is this and how do i fix it?


The 5d (or Sd) error code indicate that the control detected a suds lock or overdose of detergent during the drain or spin phases of the cycle. This is usually caused by overuse of detergent. It can also be caused by using regular detergent instead of HE (High Efficiency) detergent. After the excessive suds dissipate, you can normally clear the fault code and then run a drain/spin to finish the load of laundry. If you detect no excessive suds, this fault code could be caused by a clogged drain system or a failed water level pressure switch. hope this helps....

Oct 24, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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Keep getting error code sd or 5d and sometimes a F error on my HE 2plus washer. Is there an inexpensive solution to the problem or should we be shopping for a new washer?


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The Sd or 5d indicates that excessive suds are detected by the washer during the drain or spin phases of the cycle. The washer will stop and fill with 4 liters of water and then wait for 5 minutes to allow the suds to dissipate before continuing. If the suds cannot be reduced or eliminated so that the washer cycle can continue, it may stop and display the F21 (long drain) fault code. After the suds dissipate, you can normally drain the washer and spin out the clothes using a RINSE/DRAIN & SPIN cycle. Make sure that you are using HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the appropriate amounts to prevent excessive suds in the washer. This should prevent the washer from going into this routine.

And if you still face the same error then probably there is something(coins, socks, dirt, debris, etc) stuck inside the drain filter of your washer. You'll need to check the drain filter. To access the drain filter. To check the drain pump follow these steps:
  1. Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.
Also check your drain hose for a kink or clog. Check the washer house drain for a clog or restriction. Test the washer to see if it will drain properly.

Also refer to these diagrams for more details--

Kenmore Drain filter and pump link1

Kenmore Drain filter and pump link2

Please do rate this solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Jul 13, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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My kenmore h3t washer is showing codes f and sud


I had this exact problem: door wouldn't unlock, drum wouldn't drain water, error codes- suds and F(something).

Here what I had to do:
Remove the bottom panel then pull the big white twist plug which acts as a catch filter for big debris and also will empty the water in the washer. After cleaning the huge mess up I cleaned out the filter tray and reinstalled. Then started a cycle. Same problem.

Started over with draining and cleaning then went to the drain pump which is inline and directly to the right of the filter/drain twist cap. Its a black cylinder with a two wire plug on it. While it was trying to run to remove the water from the bottom of the washer it didn't sound right, instead there was just a hum and no apparent moment from the impeller. I then unplugged the machine and remove the two wire plug (open top access flap to access plug) and three mounting screws. Pulled the pump from the mounting surface and inspected. The pump looked good with no apparent issues. I then stuck my finger into the open cavities that were created by the removal of the pump and twist drain plug. Inside I found a piece of plastic that was left in a pair of pants.

Apparently this small plastic chunk was lodged in between the impeller blades of the pump and the lines that the water moves through not allowing the pump to turn. Reinstalled everything as I found it and no more issues.

I hope this helps someone. This forum had a ton of great ideas for me to check and probably saved me a lot of money.

Thank you. JJB

Jan 04, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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


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.

Nov 22, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore elite quiet pak 4 ''suds'' error


I also gots suds error and then "F"?
my clothes were soaked....i can't get the machine to drain now????

Nov 17, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Error codes


I own a HE3 kenmore elite for 4 years now and the troubleshooting codes are: SUD When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This causes the cycle to go longer to remove the excess suds. Reduce detergent amounts or use HE detergent. The F02 error I had with mine and it is a drain problem. Book says check the hose for kinks, clogged or is it more than 96 inches above the floor. On mine it was the fan pump on the forward motor that drains the washer. It was worn and not pushing out the water fast enough. You will hear a high pitched whine at the front bottom of the washer if this is bad. To reset the washer from the F02 error, select pause/cancel twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or dissconnect power. good luck

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