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SUD mean you may have put too much soap in the load. (I'm a technician and I did the same thing this weekend "OOPS") I ran out of HE Detergent and used some I had laying around.

The washer will go through a cycle to get rid of the excess suds. When the cycle completes, just remember to use less detergent OR a high efficiency (HE) Detergent.

If you did not use a different amount or brand of detergent, let me know. Also, if the cycle does not complete, let me know.

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What does it mean when SD is showing on the display


The Sd (5d) error code is displayed on this washer when the machine control board detects a suds-lock condition by analyzing the drag on the washer basket. It will be displayed while the control runs a mini-clean out cycle. If this clean out cycle is unable to remove the excessive suds and correct the condition, then the cycle will end and Sd will flash in the display.

Make sure that you are using HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the appropriate quantity in your washer. If you detect excessive suds in the washer, this likely caused your problem.

Another cause could be a toy or other item under the washer that would cause friction on the drive mechanism. If you do not see excessive suds, check for this type of problem under the washer.

Jan 19, 2015 | Kenmore Elite Oasis 27052 Top Load Washer

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What does it mean if the washer is not draining and has a flashing f where the time shows?


I have the manual for this machine. Under "Code 21" it says the following:
"F21" (Drain Problem) Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power. Check the following: Is the drain hose kinked? Is the drain hose frozen? Is the drain hose clogged? Is the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor? Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call for service.
For "SUDS" code, the following:
"SUD" (Suds Routine) When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. "SUD" is displayed during rinsing to inform you that Suds Routine was activated. Use only HE (High Efficiency) detergents.
Here is some more information that may help you as well:
"F" Codes other than F20, F21 and F22 Select STOP twice to cancel the cycle. Select DRAIN & SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer. Re-select cycle and press START. If the problem remains, call for service.
I hope this is of some help to you, Please rate and comment, Thank You
Joe

Sep 07, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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IT WILL DRAIN THE WATER BUT WONT SPIN AND CODE SD WILL COME ON


The Sd (5d) error code is displayed on this washer when the machine control board detects a suds-lock condition by analyzing the drag on the washer basket. It will be displayed while the control runs a mini-clean out cycle. If this clean out cycle is unable to remove the excessive suds and correct the condition, then the cycle will end and Sd will flash in the display.
Make sure that you are using HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the appropriate quantity in your washer. If you detect excessive suds in the washer, this likely caused your problem.
Another cause could be a toy or other item under the washer that would cause friction on the drive mechanism. If you do not see excessive suds, check for this type of problem under the washer.



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Jan 26, 2011 | Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer

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The waste doesn't drain all the way.clothes remain soaking wet and often during a separate drain cycle it flashes: sud


if you are using to much detergent the washer won't drain correctly and if it's a front loader you'll damage the spider gear and then it's time for a new washer.the detergent eats at the metal and the gear on the back of the tub falls apart,i've found pieces of it in the pump on some washers,you should be using 1/4 of a cup of detergent in a front load washer,if you're using a whole cap it will suds up,the pump can't move the suds,when the suds sit for a while it turns back into water,take out the clothes,fill up the washer and drain it out,flush it out a few times to get all the suds out and cut back on the detergent

Jan 14, 2011 | Washing Machines

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My maytag clothes washer Bravo quiet series 300, keeps flashing a Sd error code. Or it may be 5d


What does the Sd code mean?

This code indicates that excessive detergent suds occurred during the cycle. The washer will not be able to spin out water with the excess suds. When "Sd" is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds. During this time, the washer pauses the wash action and adds water for additional rinsing. This pause allows the bubbles in the suds to break. This process is necessary and may occur several times to eliminate the suds.

Concentrated detergents labeled 2x and higher will require a small amount of detergent based on load size. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent for BravosTM washers.

Is "Sd" displayed and the wash cycle dial is flashing?

This indicates the washer was not able to clear all the excess suds from the washer. Re-select your desired cycle using cold water. Press Start/Pause. Do not add detergent.

Is "Sd" displayed and the wash cycle dial is not flashing?

If "Sd" is displayed and the wash cycle dial is not flashing, allow the machine to continue running, even if it appears that nothing is happening. When "Sd" is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds. During this time, the wash action will pause to allow the bubbles in the suds to break, and the washer will add water for better rinsing. This rinsing process is necessary and may occur several times to eliminate the suds.

Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?

Make sure that the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Remove any blockage from the drain hose, drainpipe or utility sink. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose, and secure the drain hose.

To remove the error display, press Power/Cancel or Pause/Cancel once.

If Power/Cancel or Pause/Cancel does not work:

  1. Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.
  2. Plug in the washer or reconnect the power.
  3. Re-select the cycle and press Start/Pause.

NOTE: If the error remains on the display, and all of the other questions above have been checked, call for service.


Dec 27, 2010 | Maytag Bravos 3.8 Cu. Ft. Washer

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Washing machine flashing de


I haven't seen a DE is it maybe DC? these are the known codes
DL - Door unlocked when washer is running DS - Door is open when washer is running NF - Washer tried to fill but was not successful due to clogged water lines or closed water valves. ND - Washer is not draining it can also mean that the unit senses a small clog or frozen hose. DC - Unbalanced load prevented the washer from spinning. When the weight of the laundry is about 1kg the center of the weight gets shifted. redistribute the load and restart or add more clothing.
SUDS - Too many suds are detected, the unit will be put on hold until the suds are reduced the it will go back on. when it completes the wash it will flash END and SUDS. make sure you use HE (high efficiency) detergent

Oct 10, 2010 | Samsung Washing Machines

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WONT RUN COMPLETE CYCLE WITHOUT F-2 OR SUD


sounds like you have a clogged/bead pump. removethe lower acess panel and from there youll see the pmp clean put remove thescrewout, and clearthe debris. BE WARNED THER WILL BE WATER BEHIND grab a towell or 2

Mar 01, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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SD error code won't go away


Manual says -

"Sd" (Suds Detected)
Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or hand-washing detergents are not recommended
for this washer. Use only High Efficiency ("HE") detergent.
Did you add too much detergent?
Always measure detergent. Follow detergent manufacturer's
directions.
If excessive suds are detected, the washer will display this
code while running a suds reduction correction routine at the
end of the wash cycle. The suds reduction routine removes
extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. If the
code remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the
recovery routine has stopped, re-select your desired cycle
using cold water. Press START. Do not add detergent.

Let me know if this helps, or you would like more information/help.

Feb 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Washer flashing F then went to SUD


Drop the drain hose so that it is lower than the drain and let all the water run out of the machine. Open the door and remove all washing. Let machine go through rinse cycle with some milk mixed in with the water, (pour the milk into the soap container, about one cup) and make sure there are no soap suds left in the machine. Check that you are using washing powder which is recommended for front loaders.

Oct 30, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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