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Kenmore Elite HE3t- suds-

Displaying suds- nothing happeing- opens - has water in it - won't reset.  I remember Sears telling me how to reset it several years ago, but I didn't write it down.  Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    sud code

    fl code

    stays locked

    must unplug to unlock

    water sitting inside

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    my machine worked fine, but at the end of cycle it said sud. what does sud mean? I thought maybe I just used too much soap.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    Had this same problem, looked here and was able to fix the problem using the suggestions here. Thanks!!!

  • mfree43 Jul 11, 2008

    my washer has water in it and the door is locked and it will not drain how do I get the door unlocked so I can at least get the water out It flashes F02

  • culbertson Jul 15, 2008

    Towards the end of the wash cycle, the display reads suds and the washer does not continue to the end of cycle. I canceled the cycle and tried to finish with the drain spin cycle and it still remained with the suds display? How do I reset this and why is it happening?

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008


    Same problem....

    Suds error....probably too much detergent, but the clothes are sitting in a puddle of water and the machine won't let me do anything to correct it. Just keeps flashing sud........ and driving me crazy.

  • jmsolomo Dec 13, 2008

    Kept getting suds code. Followed advice to drain, remove lower panel, unscrew face of pump assembly. Found several color catchers, a button, and a wrist band. Removed items... washer new again.... drains great with no errors.



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Advance machine to drain/spin cyce to remove the water.if it doenst drain and just "humms". try removing the lower access panel. just behind it youll find the pump assy unscrew the face and empty the contents (probably lint, baby bock, assorted stuff from pockets)be prpared though the hose above is FILLED with water. Make sure your using HE detergent!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Mar 08, 2008


Water comes out of the bottom of it during cycle

Posted on Mar 23, 2008


Frustrated, I finally unplugged the washer for about 30 minutes.  When I plugged it back it, the washer had reset itself and I was able to program it to drain/spin.  It has worked fine since.  Thanks for the suggestion!

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