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Is there any way one can check the suds level without automatically adding more water to the load? As soon as I open the door to check the suds and then either add more detergent or see that the level is OK, and then shut the door, it adds more water. Any way to bypass this action? I bought my washer 3 weeks ago and did not realize this is a feature. Guess I didn't do my homework. Thanks.

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    Barrett Palumbo Jan 02, 2011

    Sorry to read about your issues.
    But you really need to give us the make and model, of your unit. It kinda helps us to help you.

  • s_young4 Jan 03, 2011

    My machine is a Whirlpool, model WTW57ESVW1.


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Depending on your machine, the type of load, and the size of your load will determine how much soap to use. What is the make and model number of your machine?

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    Richard Roth Jan 03, 2011

    On your model the washer should not be adding more water to the wash if you open the lid. Check to make sure that your waste pipe is at least 42" from the floor. Having the drain hose lower than the water level in the machine will allow the water to siphon off of the load. Then, when you open the lid and stop the machine, it will see that the water level is lower than the original setting and proceed to fill again.


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How do I fix a washing machine that doesn't fill with water, but spins and drains? Water enters the detergent holder, but doesn't seem to make it to the tub. Draining can be heard as well, even though

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SUDsamsung washer error codes

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Dirty whites

probably your soap, or there is a soap contamination the machine without adding any clothing to it and see if it suds up or not....I'm suspecting you'll get suds...a little to a lot......if I'm right, then turn it to hot, and add a half gallon of white vinegar to it and let it cycle thru....repeat that for one more cycle...then test the machine one more time for suds without adding any cloths or products to the wash......if the suds are gone or just reduced, then keep repeating til the water runs clear
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What does SUD mean?

SUD means a detection of suds in the machine. These machines are very sensitive to over sudsing. Try adding just plain water or bleach to break down the suds level. They say to use 1/4 of the detergent you would use in an older machine.

If you see "Sud" or "Sd" with the Rinse status light on, the washer is in the process of removing suds. Let the cycle finish

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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
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causing air to be trapped in the solution,
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the suds to dissipate and then adding cold
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through to correct for over-sudsing results
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can significantly lengthen the cycle time
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top loader, the concentration of soil in the
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loads. To handle the higher amount of
soil, many HE detergents are specially
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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,
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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

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Our Whirpool duet washer will not spin, gives us the SUDS and F02 message and now the door is locked.....suggestionss?

k now the washer beleives that it is full of water.
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Water level too low. clother wet. No water visible or suds. What is wrong.

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Front load washers use only a very little water, and suds are an enemy. (HE soaps are designed to clean without suds. Suds are really for show and cause drag on the wash tub during spin.) If you start a load with no clothes, you will see that the water level never gets above a couple inches in the tub. That is the correct water level for front loading machines. PS. Because of the low water use, make sure you use very little soap. (one to two tablespoons per load only!)

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Hello, The most common cause of the 'sud' alarm is too much detergent, or the detergent that is being used is creating too much suds. It works and alarms off of the motor current draw. The causes and cures listed below are pretty much in order of their commonality; try the first item before the second one, etc. If you can pin the fault on the detergent, try using the least amount of detergent that you can while still getting your clothes clean. With a HE washer, more isn't always better. Read on:

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.

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
• Check / Clean Drain Pump Filter of foreign objects
• Check Drain Pump
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Drain Pump, Pressure Switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU)
• Check the Pressure Switch
• Check CCU

Replace failed component.

Hope that this helps. Try the empty loads first to clear the detergent. This is the easiest fix.
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Will not do anything

You need to drain the machine manually. Drop the drain hose to a level that is lower than the drain pump and the water will syphon out. Once all the water is out you can open the door. Remove the washing and then close the door and start a rinse cycle. While the machine is taking water, open the dispenser and pour half a cup of milk in with the water. This will neutralise the suds. Once all the suds are gone the washer will be ok.

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