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The washer is not draining or spinning properly and the display shows the letters Sd! Help!

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Sd = slow drain. The controller is not getting the "all clear" from the pressure switch (measures the amount of water in the drum by way of head pressure).

Due to the inherant design flaw of front load washers - you will find small objects... legos, coins, panties, socks etc. clogging the train filter.

You will need to remove the bottom kickpanel, and disconnect the pump outlet line... (have some towels handy!!!) - Your model may have a seperate screen housing - but it is in the same location.

Inside is a screen "filter" that will have something blocking it.

(Don't forget to unplug the machine before attempting a repair.


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Hi, It sounds like the pump is plugged up. Remove the front lower panel and locate the pump. The pump has an access cap that you wil need to remove. You will need to lower the drain hose into a bucket or try and remove the water with a wet/dry vacc before removing the pump cap. (You will get wet)
Once you can remove the pump access cap, clean the filter out and check inside the impeller opening to see if it has any lint plugging it.
Please let me know if I have helped you at all or if I can assist you further,

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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.
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"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.
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Is there water in the Wash Basket. If not this could be a stuck Pressure Switch. If there is water in the Wash Basket then there could be a Drain Pump issue/Drain Line clog.

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

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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.


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Sd excessive suds are detected by the washer during the drain or spin phases of the cycle.
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That means that the machine is sensing excessive suds. I just got the same message on my Duet today. The problem with mine, however, is that there is an issue with drainage. We emptied the drain filter and are currently trying to get it to work properly. It switched from Sd to F-21 and has repeated F-21 5 times until just now when it continued on in the drain/spin cycle to actually spin the clothes. Will keep you posted...

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Keep getting error code sd or 5d and sometimes a F error on my HE 2plus washer. Is there an inexpensive solution to the problem or should we be shopping for a new washer?


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The Sd or 5d indicates that excessive suds are detected by the washer during the drain or spin phases of the cycle. The washer will stop and fill with 4 liters of water and then wait for 5 minutes to allow the suds to dissipate before continuing. If the suds cannot be reduced or eliminated so that the washer cycle can continue, it may stop and display the F21 (long drain) fault code. After the suds dissipate, you can normally drain the washer and spin out the clothes using a RINSE/DRAIN & SPIN cycle. Make sure that you are using HE (High Efficiency) detergent in the appropriate amounts to prevent excessive suds in the washer. This should prevent the washer from going into this routine.

And if you still face the same error then probably there is something(coins, socks, dirt, debris, etc) stuck inside the drain filter of your washer. You'll need to check the drain filter. To access the drain filter. To check the drain pump follow these steps:
  1. Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.
Also check your drain hose for a kink or clog. Check the washer house drain for a clog or restriction. Test the washer to see if it will drain properly.

Also refer to these diagrams for more details--

Kenmore Drain filter and pump link1

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