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F35 and Suds error on Kenmore Elite HE5t

Try to start a load. Suds error comes up - so let it run, according to manual says it runs a cycle to resolve Suds, but then goes into F35. Manual says to cancel and run drain and spin and start again, only once I get F35 message control knob doesn't work so i unplug it to get the door unlock. For a week it eventually would wash load after a couple of unplug routines - now no such luck. Am using HE detergent and HE color safe bleach, although liquid not powder color bleach.

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I also got the SUDS error followed by F35 many times. I replaced the analog water level switch, Wirlpool part number W10156252, and the problem went away. The part is located against the back right corner of the top of the washer after removing the top cover. The part cost $62.99 + $12.95 express shipping from ApplianceZone.net. I have the Kenmore HE3t Steam Washer, model number 110.46752 700 front loader. I was able to run about 6 loads of laundry by unplugging the washer, waiting about 5 minutes, the re-plugging and re-starting the washer. Thereafter, the problem became permanent. I always used HE detergent. The washer was purchased new in December 2007, and the I made the repair in September 2009. I spent about $1300 for the Kenmore H3t Steam Washer, and I am disappointed that it required repair after less than 2 years. My mothers old Maytag washer lasted more than 15 years, and was not susceptible to soap SUDS.

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I have exactly the same problem as dfkimball.... my machine is about 17 months old and have the f35 error. I didn't buy a warranty, but still, appliances should not break a year later....they should last no problem 10-15 years. Now it will cost us about 33% of purchase price to fix the machine. We have lodged several complaints with Sears that this is a manufacturer defect and although Whirlpool manufactures it, they should still take steps to fix this problem without cost to customer and just get the money back from the manufacturer themselves. I would NEVER by another Kenmore product. We called Whirlpool and they told us they won't deal with those products because it doesn't have their label, even if they manufactured it. We previously had a Whirlpool front loading duet for 5 years - NO PROBLEM. Again, would never buy Kenmore again, nor would I buy from Sears after our Customer Service fiasco with Parts/Repair. I am really in disbelief I have to spend close to $600 to repair this piece of **** machine a year later.

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Replaced the $109 pressure switch for my Kenmore he3t, and sorry to report here is no change with the new pressure switch. I ran the diagnostic and it makes it through the C:00 test fine and then throws a F35 error before it gets to the C:01 test. I don't know if I'm going to have to end up building this thing part by part.

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Had the same problem with mine--just ordered the part on appliancezone.net for $49. Take off the back panel--it's located in the back of the washer on the upper rt panel. Hopefully this will fix the problem. The part # is Clothes Washer Waterlevel Switch - W10312527.

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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...


Hi,

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.

Explanation

Sud" SUDS LOCK (Overdose of Detergent detected during the Wash Cycle)
The motor control unit senses a suds lock condition by analyzing the current draw on the drive motor. If "Sud" is displayed a potential suds lock is detected. This may signify a bad pump, an extra heavy load, excessive detergent, or excessive suds.

All possible reasons

  • If too much detergent was used, run the unit through a Rinse/Spin cycle, then a Normal cycle, without adding any detergent. This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
  • Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
  • Check Wire Harness connectors to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
  • Check/Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
  • Check Drain Pump
  • Check Pressure Switch
  • Check CCU
As i mentioned, on most occasions, this is due to faulty pressure switch.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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Aug 01, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Error code f35


F35 (on some models)

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ANALOG PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE
If this failure is displayed, there is any malfunction of the steamer
component detected by the Steamer Electronic Board.

Possible Causes/Procedure
Check if pressure hose is fixed correctly.
Check if the airtrap is not blocked.
Check if the hose is not blocked.

Make sure you are ONLY using HE SOAP!
Correct usage amounts are as follows:

Regular HE SOAP = 2 Tablespoons
2X HE SOAP = 1 Tablespoon
3X HE SOAP = 1 Teaspoon

The information on the soap usage comes directly from Whirlpool Tech Line.

SUDS LOCK (OVERDOSE OF DETERGENT DETECTED DURING THE
WASH CYCLE)

If suds are detected continuously by the pressure switch during the drain
or spin phases, the washer will fi ll 4 liters of water and during 5 minutes
the unit will rest without tumbling, the water will be drained and it will try
to spin or drain again.

Possible Causes/Procedure

If too much detergent was used:
Run through a RINSE/SPIN cycle.
Run a NORMAL cycle without adding any detergent.
This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch,
and Central Control Unit (CCU).
Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Check drain pump.
Check the pressure switch.
Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.

Apr 19, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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We keep getting an f35 error on our Kenmore Elite front load washer. Even when we try to restart the load (no soap to rinse it) the SUDS and f35 errors come up. Any suggestions? I don't see f35 in the...


First of all, be sure you are using only HE detergant. Your drain filter is likely clogged and needs cleaned. On the front lower panel of the washer, remove the screws and panel. You will see a drain filter (about the size of a tennis ball). Before removing the drain filter you are going to need to hand bail the water out of your drum or all the water will run out when you remove the drain filter. Slid a plastic trash back up under the drain filter to help contain whatever water you could not bail out by hand. Remove the drain filter and clean it thoroughly. Replace the drain filter, replace the lower front panel and run a rinse and spin cycle. If sudsing error continues and you are using HE detergant, you may need to lower the amount of detergant you are using. However, 9 times out of 10, it is just the clogged drain filter.

Nov 26, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Error f35? What's the fix?


They can and fixed my washer today! The fix was the replacement of a switch. The item # was W10156252 for my washer. It is called a switch-WL. Item # may be different for your model. I was getting SUDS and F35 errors. To install it you just remove the top part of the washer and should be located at the upper right-hand side, attached to a black hose. The switch has a small computer board. The price of the swith is around $130. Fortunately I bought a 3-year warranty on my washer.

Apr 18, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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HE5t Steam shows SUD then f35. I have unplugged it. Plugged it back in; started a rinse only cycle and still it show this error. The washer is empty. I check the sensor on the back right hand area that I...


SUD means there are too many soap suds in the washer. Are you using a front load approved detergent? Are you using the correct amount? or slightly less is better.

May 12, 2017 | Kenmore Elite HE5t Washer

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My Kenmore Elite HE5t washer flashes SUD continually, then goes to F35 mode and shuts off. Help!


Sometimes the SUDS/F35 is because of TOO MUCH detergent. To clear you have to set the cycle on rinse and then keep pouring cups of water into the detergent container as the cycle is going. You might have to do this a few times because if the SUDS message comes up the water flow will stop. Just unplug and try again. Also when the detergent container is finally clear you will see the little rotators gears move around when the cycle starts.

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F35 Message on Brand New Washer


suds is determined using the level sw located on top right rear side. remove top cover to see. most letter codes do convert to a f code. most common reason for suds error is use of standard detergent or too much detergent. running a empty load of fabric softener can clean the system. or rinse/spin with nothing. other common problem is this is a whirlpool product.

Dec 01, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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