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I oversuds it, get a SUD message, seems like it won't pump water even at the drain/spin cycle

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You may have an obstruction somewhere in the drainage system. Usually this means the drain pump is clogged. The following link explains how to access and check the drain pump on a Kenmore Elite:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385844-checking_drain_pump_kenmore_elite_front

You may also have to remove the hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Small items (such as socks) can get lodged in this area and prevent the drain pump from functioning.

If anything gets lodged in the drain pump impeller for any significant period of time, it can cause irreparable damage to the pump. Since the pump is supposed to pump at a required volume to complete the drain cycle within 8 minutes, it can start causing error codes to appear if it is pumping too slow or not at all. Some of the error codes that may occur are "F02", "F21" or "SUD". If this is the case, you may have to replace the drain pump. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401841-replacing_kenmore_elite_water_pump

Replacements can be purchased on line at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. Hopefully you won't require a new pump.

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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