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REGULAR DETERGENT ON HE PLUS

MY HUSBAND PUT REGULAR DETERGENT ON MY HE PLUS

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Regular detergent causes the washer to make too much suds. Use HE detergent unless you want to fry your washer. You can use regular detergent as long as you use a small amount.

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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.

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The E13 error code on your Bosch washer refer to a drainage problem or the pump time might have been exceeded
Either it might be due to a clogged pump, improper detergent being used, ( must use "HE" detergent ) hence suds not allowing a proper drain cycle. You should clean water drainage pipe and/or drain hose. Turn selector to off and restart 'drain, program or, on 500 plus machines, the 'refresh' program. It also says this is caused by using too much detergent. Bosch recommends using half of what the manufacturer recommends when using HE detergents. They don't recommend regular detergents. First run the short wash or refresh cycle without detergent and hopefully your lines will clear.

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My washer has E:13 on the display. I called Bosch


According to the service manual, you should clean water drainage pipe and/or drain hose. Turn selector to off and restart 'drain, program or, on 500 plus machines, the 'refresh' program. It also says this is caused by using too much detergent. Bosch recommends using half of what the manufacturer recommends when using HE detergents. They don't recommend regular detergents. I would run the short wash or refresh cycle without detergent and hopefully your lines will clear. I have also read that if this persists, powder HE detergent is better to use instead of the liquid because of certain chemicals contained in the liquids that cause it to congeal in some front loader drainage pipes. I hope this helps.

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It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT use regular detergent in an HE washer. The regular detergent is formulated for a wash tub capacity of 35 gallons. A High Efficiency washer, such as yours, only uses 5 to 7 gallons of water per load. You can potentially cause premature failure of the gaskets and seals, as well as drain pump problems by using a higher concentration of detergent. In addition, you may end up with residual soap left retained in your clothing which can cause skin irritation. So...if you do the math, you would have to use about 1/5th the amount of soap you would normally use. However, if this is a new washer, you will void the manufacturers warranty if it discovered that you purposely used improper detergent. There is a disclaimer in the Owner/Operators Manual that should explain this. I hope you find this information helpful.

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