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Washer won't drain.

Washer machine won't drain.....think it might be because of the amount of detergent used. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Quite possible oversoaping can be an issue to prevent the drain pump from working. fabric softener will quicklly disperse excessive soap build up

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Gltf1670as1can you use powder detergent in ?


Good Morning Friend,

I understand that you want to know if you can use powder detergent in your Frigidaire washer, model# GLTF1670AS1. Below are the advised steps for the detergent dispenser of your washer.

• Add measured detergent to the detergent compartment of the dispenser drawer.
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the washer drum as it is added.
• Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this washer. Use the manufacturer's recommended amount.
• If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
reducing the amount of detergent may reduce cleaning, it is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color and soil level, and avoid overloading.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the load.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.


Hope this is helpful.

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WP

Jun 05, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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Whirlpool duet washer F02 or F21 error code.


This error code indicates that drain times are longer than expected.

Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Remove any blockage from the drain hose, drainpipe or utility sink. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose, and secure the drain hose.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. Using non-HE detergent, or more than the manufacturer's recommended amount of detergent, can cause excessive suds. The excess suds will slow or stop the removal of water from the washer.

Concentrated detergents labeled 2x and higher will require a small amount of detergent based on load size. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Temporary fixes:

To remove the error display, press Pause/Cancel twice.

If Pause/Cancel does not work:
  1. Unplug the washer or disconnect the power for one minute.
  2. Plug in the washer or reconnect the power.
  3. Re-select the cycle and press Start.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Won't finish cycle 21 F- flashing on panel


F21 error code is indicating that it is taking too long to drain water.

Your details indicate that you are using too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent and causing excessive suds. The drain pump can not pump suds out. The washer requires HE (High Efficiency) detergent formulated for front loading washers.

Cut back on the detergent and it will most likely operate correctly.

NOTES:
* After four (4) minutes the "Sd" error will be displayed, and then four (4) minutes later the "F21" error code will be displayed.
* Press STOP two (2) times to clear the display.

Possible Causes:
- Using too much High Efficiency (HE) detergent and causing too much suds.
- Using NON-HE detergent causing too much suds.
- Kink in drain hose
- Debris or foreign objects in drain pump filter.

The drain filter is located behind the lower access panel.

NOTE: Disconnect the power cord before removing the lower access panel and cleaning out the drain pump filter.

Remove the two screws (key#21) securing access panel. The filter cap (key#14) is removed by turning it counter clockwise. NOTE: Be sure that all the water has pump out before removing the cap. Have some large towels handy because there will be water coming out the filter/pump once you remove the cap. Check and clean the filter and remember to reduce the amount of detergent and the washer should perform as designed

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Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this free answer)..

Jun 10, 2011 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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My Cabrio washer won't drain and spin. It says "LD" and consistently stops with 24 minutes left on the cycle. For a while if I would spin the basket a little it would work. Not that...


There could be several things causing this problem. Have any small items gotten caught in the pump or between the basket and tub? You may be using a cycle with a low spin speed. If you need to remove excess water, select the Drain and Spin option. If the load is tightly packed it might cause the problem you're having. Are you using ONLY "HE" detergent? If so, be sure you're using the correct amount. To clean out residue from too much or wrong type of detergent select the "Rinse and Spin" option but do NOT add any detergent.
I hope this information helps. If it does, please rate my suggestion and its effectivness. Thanks!

Jun 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Whirlpool dryer error code


Your TECH SHEETS mention "Sud" If too much detergent was used. Why? You get that computer thinking suds is in there and the machine is gonna go into a tailspin. Because of the low amount of water
used in HE machines, it is important
to use an HE detergent (low sudsing)
which is specially formulated to work
best under these conditions. The two
most important considerations of a front loading washer are sudscontrol and soil concentration.
First, the tumbling action in an HE machine generates
more suds than a top loader. Tumbling the clothes in and out of the water breaks the water surface
causing air to be trapped in the solution,
creating suds or foam. Multiple problems
can occur from oversudsing, such as
flooding from suds overflowing out of
the machine, formation of a suds cushion
during the tumbling action which reduces
mechanical energy,and “suds lock” which prevents
the machine from effectively spinning out the
water. In the situation of suds lock, the
machine tys to FIX the foaming poroblema by
stopping the cycle momentarily to allow
the suds to dissipate and then adding cold
water. This routine the machine goes
through to correct for over-sudsing results
in loss of energy and water savings and
can significantly lengthen the cycle time
(sometimes by as much as 2x). HE detergents
prevent over-sudsing and allow for better rinsing of suds. HE detergent matters in soil management also. Though HE washersuse about 1/3 of the water of a
top loader, the concentration of soil in the
load is much higher due to the larger
loads. To handle the higher amount of
soil, many HE detergents are specially
formulated with soil suspending ingredients
to prevent soil from re-depositing
onto clothes. Only use detergent with HE marked on it. Use the correct amount.
—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
or kinked.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump,
pressure switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).5c0674d.jpg
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.ec9f016.jpg
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check drain pump.31a8105.jpg
7. Check the pressure switch.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any
cycle. Your tech sheet will be behind the bottom panel and will resemble THIS Suds is on page 6

Jun 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My washer wont drain, says SD and blinks f-21


Sd: Suds lock. Detergent overdose. Clean out the soap dispenser. Remove the bottom panel and open the pump drain. F21: Long drain. Possible cause: Clogged filter, clogged/failed pump. Run some loads without detergent then use these amounts:
The correct amount is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Washload

HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon
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Apr 15, 2010 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

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Error code Sd (or 5d)


It means 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 fill 4 litres 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.

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 or kinked.
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.

Apr 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet Sport HT WFW8400TE Washer

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Code f 02 and it is normally in the drain cycle.


This error code indicates that drain times are longer than expected.

Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Remove any blockage from the drain hose, drainpipe or utility sink. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose, and secure the drain hose.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. Using non-HE detergent, or more than the manufacturer's recommended amount of detergent, can cause excessive suds. The excess suds will slow or stop the removal of water from the washer.
Concentrated detergents labeled 2x and higher will require a small amount of detergent based on load size. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Mar 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My kenmore 90 series washer has a ring around the tub after wash


Use He Detergent.


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Mar 01, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Waaaayyyyy too many suds collecting in drain box after 2 back to back loads!


very much doubt problem is with washer - after all it just takes water in and turns. points the finger at the detergent or over-dosing

Apr 05, 2007 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

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