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Stuck on SUDS

I have the Kenmore HE3, it is stuck on the SUDS cycle. I let it go but it has now been on overnight and still not cleared. Is there a way to reset the machine, so I can drain it?

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  • crohman1 Aug 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. I accidentally put too much HE detergent in the washer, and it stuck on SUDS. (Someone else had put the detergent in, I came in later and added a new amount, so it had twice the recommended amount.) The machine stopped, I took out all the suds, and tried to get it to continue the cycle. The SUDS code remains on, and I can't get the machine to turn off or reset the cycle. Please let me know what ideas you have to fix this.

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My wash machine was stuck on suds cycle so I reset it know it is on control lock and will not do anything what do I do ?

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My wife runs into the same problem, sometimes she reruns the cycle and sometimes it continues itself. i am presently trying to solve it. she thinks it might be the detergent, she is useing gain powder and liquid.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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I have found this and i hope this gets you in the right direction. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year also.
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