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What does SuD mean ON THE CONTROL PANEL

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This is a Suds Detect error code. The following link explains the error and some potential causes:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608687-sud_error

The number one cause of the error comes from using too much, or the wrong type of detergent. You are required to use High Efficiency (HE) detergent with these washers because the concentration is formulated for HE washers that use small amounts of water. Using the wrong type of detergent can also void any warranty you may have.

NOTE: HE detergent does not have a lot of suds, which often confuses consumers into thinking they aren't using enough detergent. With HE washers little to no suds if normal and preferred.

Secondary causes can come from something restricting the drainage system. Most notably, something lodged in the drain pump and/or drain hose(s). I've included a follow-on link that explains how to check the drain pump reservior if required.

Each one of these washers come with a technical data sheet inside.

To access, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door. The access screws are located under the bottom front edge of the panel. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access ( a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel should drop down, then come off. If the tech sheet isn't directly behind the panel, it will be affixed to one of the interior cabinet walls.

The tech sheet lists all error code definitions, troubleshooting data, diagnostics procedures and wiring diagrams. I mention the tech sheet because you may need it from time to time to troubleshoot your washer.

Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any further questions. I hope this can help you.

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    he 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.

    Potential Causes

    • 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.

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    Getting F02 error on Kenmore Elite HE3 washing machine............how do i fix problem?


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    Error F02 appears after 8mins of SUDs error. Error F02 means Long drain, means washer is taking longer time than normal to drain. Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display. NOTE: After 4 minutes the SUD error will be displayed, and then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.
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    • Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
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    There are 3 small 9/32 hex head screws that hold the front panel on. Unscrew the 3 hex head screws (9/32 socket or nut driver size), now remove the front kick panel. Unscrew the white drain cap -WARNING-- lots of water will drain out when you loosen the white cap. Once all the water is out, remove and take out the filter trap. Hope this helps... Please post back for more information.
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    My He3 continues to stop mid cycle. Usually I see something like SUD or a P on the screen. If I push stop/cancel and then start again usually it will eventually get through the cycle. Sometimes I have to...


    The following link explains how to troubleshoot a "SUD" error on a Kenmore Elite HE3:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608687-sud_error

    First, verify you are using the CORRECT laundry detergent. If you are, make sure you are using the correct amount (some of these detergents are double (2X) and triple (3X) concentrated.

    Next, you may have an obstruction in the drain pump that is restricting water flow. Too much air detected in the draiange system can generate the error code. There is a follow-on link included that explains how to check the pump.

    These are the two MOST common causes of the problem you are experiencing. If you have any questions, or have continued problems, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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    He3 elite kenmore- sUD and F21 error


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    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.
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    • 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)
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    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.
    • 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
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    HI. this code represents a Long Drain issue.

    If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valves are turned off and F02 is flashed.

    Press PAUSE/CANCEL twice to clear the display.

    NOTE: After 4 minutes the “Sud” error will be displayed, then 4 minutes later the F02 error code will be displayed.

    Potential Causes

    • Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked
    • Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
    • Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects
    • If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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