Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
My Whirlpool Duet Steam washing machine used to run for a couple of minutes, then it would say SUDS on the display, and then it would display error code F35. To fix this, I removed and replaced the analog pressure switch located under the top cover panel in the back right corner of the washer (as viewed when standing in front of the washer looking down at the top). I called the Whirlpool customer service 1-800 number that I found in my washer's instruction manual to order the switch. The part number of the switch is: W10156252. The model number of my Whirlpool Duet Steam washer is: WFW9600TW01. I paid a total of $89 for the switch and overnight FedEx shipping.
What I learned in the process:
1. The "Analog Steam", and "Analog Pressure", switches that everyone speaks of are the same thing (at least according to the customer service representative with whom I spoke).
2. I read somewhere that you can determine if the switch is broken by blowing into it and listening for a click. Allegedly, if no sound can be heard the switch is broken. This is not true!! The broken switch on my washer did not make a sound when I blew into it, but neither did the new switch that I received from Whirlpool (which ended up fixing the washer).
3. The customer service representatives will barter on the price of the switch!
Hope this post helps you remove and replace your bad Analog Pressure switch. I tried to upload a labeled photograph of the washer and switch but this site would not cooperate.
Read more: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/35193-f-35-trouble-code.html#ixzz0ywbfWNsG
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
Our new Whirlpool Duet had the same problem after only three months of use. We contacted Whirlpool since the washer is still under warranty. The issue is a "bad pressure switch". The part number is W10156252. Service company replaced the part yesterday, and the washer is working like normal. Whirlpool nor the service company had any explanation why the part would go bad in such a short time. No charge since the washer is under warranty.
WARNING - There must be a shortageWe were initially told that the part was backordered for 2 to 3 weeks. We even tried to obtain the part through other vendors and got the same time frame. Furious with the potential of being without a brand new washer for 3 weeks, we spent many hours on the phone with Whirlpool trying to expedite the part. After some strong encouragement and moving the issue up the chain of customer service, Whirlpool agreed to pull a part from the factory inventory where the washers are built. The only problem is that nobody could tell us when, or if, the new part would be shipped. Suddenly, the part just arrived by FedEx at our house. In all, our washer was inoperable for 1 week. Be persistent. They will tell you over and over there is nothing they can do.
If you negotiate well, Whirlpool will extend your factory warranty for an additional year.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
If you want to fix it, trade it in for a different brand.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Sud= The unit has sensed there is too many suds in the unit it will flush and pump out for 5 min and restart on its own..This is caused by too much soap use..
From the book :
If too much detergent was used:
—Run the unit through a Rinse/Spin cycle.
—Run a Normal cycle without adding any detergent.
This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump,
pressure switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check drain pump.
7. Check the pressure switch.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any
As far as the F35 i dont see that code for your model on the sheet plz verify this code
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
F35 and SUD. The solution is replacing the pressure sensor switch, W10156252, which is defective. Unfortunately, the replacement, W10415587, apparently does not exist! But I used a work-around: substitute W10312527; you need to trim one small plastic tab off of the electrical plug from the washer. This worked perfectly for my Maytag MHWE500VW11.
Posted on Jun 08, 2011
Just received our Duet Steam washer & dryer today. Washer will not perform any cycle. The door locks, unlocks, then locks again. Drain pump activates for a short time. Drum turns slowly twice. Small burst of water enters machine then immediately get the SUD error. There are no suds in the machine at all, it has never actually started the wash cycle. It does this without any detergent at all. Turn the machine off and try again and this time get the F35 after which the controls don't respond and the machine won't turn off. Each time we turn the power off at the breaker (can't reach the plug behind the machines up on the pedestals) and try again we get one of the 2 above errors. Brand new machine and can't even do 1 load of laundry. Luckily the store has agreed to exchange the machine. I refuse to waste time on multiple visits from repair tech and not have a working machine for several weeks when it's a brand new unit. Hopefully the 2nd machine will work. Don't they test these things before they leave the factory??
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Wow, three years and still the same problems with the Duet!
I purchased the Duet Front Load set in Sep 2009 and yesterday it started throwing the same errors I have been reading about above. The suds thing, then it stops at the beginning of the cycle and blinks Error Code F-35 and becomes unresponsive. I can get it to drain, and it shuts itself off but that's about it. Loaded or unloaded, makes no difference. It will not complete the cycle.
When I called for service, they identified the F-35 error as a "steamer component error" and it does require a service call.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
The "SUD" error is in direct relationship the other error code. "F21" is a Long Drain error. The following link explains:
If something is preventing water from pumping through the drain pump, you will often get a "SUD" error as air is developed in the pump. Make sure you double check all the drain lines as well.
If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know before you rate the solution. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: error code F35 and SUD
Just tilt the washer back and prop it up with some wood blocks. Three screws are right on the front at the very bottom. Use a 9/32 socket to remove them. The front cover slides right off. The drain trapclean out is right in the middle. Turn the large white knob counter-clockwise to remove it and clean.
Thank you !!
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
Hi dear.I may have solution for the SUD error.You can give it a go.But I do not know any thing about F35 one
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.
• 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 connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check / Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
• Check Drain Pump
• Check the Pressure Switch
• Check CCU
Replace failed component.
As it says run couple of rine cycles it should get back to normal.I hope that helps you.Thanks.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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