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Sd error when laundry done

Not all the time, but about 1/2 of the time...I will go to unload the front loader and the code Sd is on the screen...what does this mean? Did you experience this and how did you fix it? HELP!

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I only use HE and we use no more than the max...actually much less....machine is three months old too.

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Sd represents too much soap in the cycle. Try using HE detergent and in less quantities. Worked for us.

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