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F35 & SuD error codes on Kenmore Elite Washer

After 13 months of using, no problems - always used He detergent. At beginning of another normal load, got the F35 error code, then the SuD flashing. Cleaned out the soap container & inspected the inside (as stated on page 21 of "Washer Care") and ran a cleaning cycle. After 6-9 times of trying another clean cycle, always got error F35 with SuD, although water was flowing through the machine normally!

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Keeps giving sud error

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Error code F 35 and SUD

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    F 35 error code and SUD

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    on any cycle washer gives code F35 and stops working have cleaned with bleach on cleaning cycle

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F35 has to do with the pressure switch which is located under the top panel on the back right. It will have a little black hose hooked to it. This happens when SUDS or detergent somehow gets up into it and usually locks unit out. Only solution is to replace pressure switch. You can find the tech sheet behind the bottom front panel usually tape to the back side of that panel or taped to the bottom right side inside unit. Hope this helps

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When my kenmore elite 4he was displaying SUd and f35 I ran the clean washer cycle with no clothes or any soap added to the soap dish. So far I don't have a problem with the washer yet. You should always check underneath the rubber around the front. Make sure there are no objects underneath the grey rubber.

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    MsJae Nov 16, 2013

    Thank-you! This method worked for me. I looked under the rubber molding and found a small toothed comb lodged in there. Started up the washer with a load of clothes on Normal and it worked without fail! Thanks again for sharing and saving me $$$$!

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Replaced the sensor and still not working. after about 40 seconds the Sud light starts blinking! Ideas??

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  • Tom Manning Oct 02, 2013

    Check the drain tray at the bottom of the washer by removing bottom front panel held in place by 3 screws

  • Tom Manning Oct 02, 2013

    There is a you tube video explaining that the blocked drain at the bottom front may be the issue if replacing the pressure switch doesn't work

  • Tommi Oct 17, 2015

    Replaced switch. Drain not clogged. Blew thru switch hose to insure no obstructions. Still SUD or F35. Removed front top and back to check for loose connectors or kinked hoses
    Still nothing.Really fed up. ANY OTHER IDEAS????

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Found another post, on here, that says to check the rubber seal, on the housing that the rubber hose attaches to. The rubber hose from the pressure switch go onto the white plastic housing at the bottom of the tube. They say that this small white plastic housing comes loose from the main plastic tub housing. The gasket is a rubber seal and needs to be a good seal.

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Kenmore Elite He5t front load washer. SUD shows for a few minutes then up comes error code F35. Then all controls are locked out. Unplugging machine and allowing reboot fixes problem for a wash load or...


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Remove the lower front panel and unscrew the cap from the pump and drain the water and clean the filter and then run it a few times with no soap at all an dit should clear the system ,,, have some towels handy when you remove the filter.

If the problem remains unsolved, then you need to replace the pressure switch.

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I have a Kenmore Elite Washer for over a year and is getting a F35 error code, then the SuD flashing. Cleaned out the soap container & inspected the inside (as stated on page 21 of "Washer...


F35 is a water level error.
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If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

With the tub empty, remove the vinyl hose from the switch and blow backwards through the hose to clear any restrictions.

If the fault codes return after doing this, you will likely need to replace the pressure switch.


Also - please be sure to use He soap.

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What is error F35 & Sud?


using either the wrong detergent , not  HE specific, or way too much..

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If you remove the top panel, three screws in the back, you will have access to the pressure switch.

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