Dont want to save suds.( Kenmore model 5450290 Suds saver washer)
Hi, I recently acquired a Kenmore-Whirlpool Suds-Saver washing machine(model # 5450290) and I'd like to install it in a location that does not have a laundry tub to save the suds to and I'm not really interested in saving suds anyway. The problem is that it has the two drain connections on the back and I'm wondering if there is an easy remedy for this situation. Is it possible to just plug the suds saver opening and run the machine without that function or is it more complex than that? Thanks for any help, I appreciate it very much!!
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A code of "SD" indicates the washer has entered its "Suds Routine." That happens when an excessive amount of suds is detected in your washer, and the machine changes operation to remove the suds for proper rinsing of your load. The code will clear itself once the "Suds Routine" has finished.
If it keeps doing this each load, try lightening up on the detergent.
the diverter valve for the suds saver is faulty. Go to this valve and operate it manually to see if it is not jammed. THEN TRY IT ELECTRICALLY TO SEE IF THE SOLENOID PULLS IN THE VALVE. cHECK THAT YOU HAV e the cycle switches operated correctly too. Next see if there is power at the valve at the correct time cheers T
It is trying to fix an oversudsing situation. If the control detects moor overamping due to suds lock it keeps trying to remedy it. This washer is a water saver and a soap saver. Add too much to the mix and it will have a cow. Here is your manual
Leave the button on the control panel set to DRAIN
Just to play it safe, you can cut one of the wires to the diverter selenoid valve (I think they were yellow, if I rember correctly) to make sure you don't accidentally pump water onto your floor or something.
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 your filter is clogged, clean out. Your exit hose should not go too deep into the standpipe in wall, and it should not be air tight there. The height of approx 3 feet should be maintained. You can check the exit hose by laying it to floor level to see water flow out freely, or put into sink & try 'spin'.
This is a water saver or previously known as a suds saver model. The bottom one is the drain. The top one would go to a suds tub. If you set the machine on save, the wash water is pumped out of the top hose into the holding sink next to the washer. The rinse water goes out the bottom hose to the drain. The next cycle you could set the washer to the very beginning of the main wash cycle and the washer would pump the water from the tub back into the washer to be used as wash water for the second load of laundry. Yea, used water. But the first load would be lightly soiled stuff, and the next load would be old barn clothes or play clothes. It was designed to save water (about 65 gallons used for 2 loads vs. 90 gallons) and soap. (now, front load machines with larger tubs would use as little as 25 gallons for two loads.) Just hook up the bottom hose to the drain. Leave the save / drain switch set to drain and you'll be fine. To be extra safe (in case the switch was accidentally set to save) disconnect the wires at the solenoid where the drain hose splits into two at the back bottom of the washer. (right where the hoses exit the machine.)