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Brand new whirpool duet steam washing machine, when we start the cycle it stops and flashes "SUDS", sits for a minute then drains and then a beep with an "F35" flashing. all of this even if we haven't put any detergent or clothes in it. we've had for a few days, did a load, it did the suds thing but finished the load, now all it wont do anything. after the F35 flashes for a while it shuts itself off

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  • AK Pete May 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Have you figured out a solution?

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    Please post your model number

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If over sudsing not an issue ck pump operation ..be sure to use HE detergents they are low suds

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I have sud



It should start back up when the suds have cleared. Though you may need to manually restart the machine. If you don't use high efficiency (he) detergent you are likely to get the suds error frequently.


What happens is that regular detergent creates too many suds. When the machine drains the water emptys first leaving a layer of suds. The pump can't move suds because of it's poor design. Try to imagine a hose filled with suds with a small impeller at one end. The impeller can pull the suds immediately around it away but anything out of it's reach will just sit there till they pop.

Likewise, the pressure switch can't detect a lack of pressure because the suds (being ornery little clusters of air) sit in the space that should be occupied by water, or in this case no water. Fooling in effect, the pressure switch into behaving as if the tub still contains water. Once enough bubbles pop the pressure switch will do it's thing and the time display will start where it stopped as does the rest of the cycle, in this case final spin. Or it may give an error code and go into standby mode.

Unless you just use way too much detergent ten minutes should be way more than enough time for suds to pop or about anything else to correct itself. So if it doesn't start back up on it's own try to restart it yourself.

The other possibility is that there is debris in the drain hose that goes from tub to drain pump. Or if drain pump has a clean out basket as part of the drain pump it will likely need cleaned as well.



Jan 11, 2013 | Whirlpool Duet Sport HT WFW8400TE Washer

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Duet whirpool washing machine stop and DLF sign appear


Hi,
Initially unplug the washing machine.While the washer remains unplugged, press and hold the [Start/Pause] button on the front panel for five seconds.
Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the DL code is cleared.

If you still face the problem then follow the procedure:

Unplug the washer and allow the unit to sit for 30 minutes to give the suds time to dissolve.

Plug the washer back in and press [Power] to turn on the washer.

Do not choose a washing cycle. Press the [Spin Speed] key until "No Spin" is selected.

Press [Start/Pause] to begin a drain only cycle.

After the drain only cycle has completed, remove the clothing items from the machine. Turn the power back on and select [Rinse and Spin] and then press [Start/Pause].
This will remove excess soap suds and light residue from the drum.

Repeat this step until no visible suds are in the drum of the washer.


Hope this helps.

Shane

Apr 03, 2011 | Washing Machines

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About one minute after starting machine (Whirlpool Duet WFW9600T01) the machine flashes "SUDS" for a couple minute or so, then the machine locks up with the F35 code. The only way to open the...


this is a suds lock and a very nightmare of a call....... are you using high effeciency soap and do you ever run a clean cycle ....... i prefer an affresh cleaning tablet once a month...... first things first need to drain all water out of washer threw drain hose connected to drain pump .... then check for any float obstructions at bottom of outer tub to drain pump large 4 inch ruber hose at bottom of tub with a plastic ball in it make sure there isnt any lint causing float ball not to seal in pump vacum... then reinstall and reconnect hoses then check pump filter sump trap for debris and reinstalll next open washer and install an affresh cleaning tablet and select hotest water cycle or clean cycle if washer is equipped with this feature and close door and let washer run ...m if code comes back you make have to repeat draining and pump steps a COUPLE OF TIMES TO REMOVE EXCESS SOAP BUILDUP..,. CAUSIN SUDS ERROR LOCK CODE.....

Jan 24, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Got code F02 after cleaning all drain system and replacing pump.


"F02" is a Long Drain error. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes this error code will be displayed. In addition, a "SUDS" error may also be generated as a secondary error. This is an indication of a drain pump problem and/or clog in the drain line. You will need to check the following:

1. Check the drain hose to make sure it is not kinked or clogged.
2. Check the electrical connections to the pump and ensure the pump is running.
3. Remove the drain pump filter and check for foreign objects and/or debris.

To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.


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

If the above procedures do not correct the problem, it is recommended by the manufacturer to replace the drain pump


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Jun 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirpool Duet - Soap not getting into wash cycle


O.K. Is the water draining out properly? If the filter is blocked then your washing will be churning in dirty water as the machine will drain for a maximum time then rinse etc. in the used water.

May 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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F35 Message on Brand New Washer


suds is determined using the level sw located on top right rear side. remove top cover to see. most letter codes do convert to a f code. most common reason for suds error is use of standard detergent or too much detergent. running a empty load of fabric softener can clean the system. or rinse/spin with nothing. other common problem is this is a whirlpool product.

Dec 01, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool Duet HT GWH9300P Suds then F2


This means that the drain time has exceeded 8 minutes and the water valves have turned off. After 4 minutes the suds error is displayed then 4 minutes later the F2 error.
Potential causes
1.Check drain hose for kinks or cloggs
2.Check electrical connection at the pump and make sure the pump runs.
3.Check inside of pump for foreign objects
4.If none of the above fixes the machine replace the pump.

Nov 21, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet front load will not drain and gives an error code of "sud"


be sure you are using he(high efficency low suds) detergent ..the tide he tend to suds a lot and all brands may over suds some in soft water try cutting back some if problem ..not truly suds issue? ck pump for clog..remove bottom cover turn pump clean out counterclockwise and pull clean out and reinstall try running washer short cycle cold water to removce excess suds

Jul 16, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Error code


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.

Feb 17, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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