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What does SUD or SD Error Code mean

Sud Or Sd in display:  Using the correct amount and type of detergent:

This error code indicates excessive detergent suds occurred during the cycle. This could be caused by using too much detergent or not using HE detergent.

There are too many suds in the washing machine. The washer will not be able to spin out water with the excess suds. When "Sud" or "Sd" is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds. During this time, the washer pauses the tumbling and adds water for additional rinsing. This pause allows the bubbles in the suds to break. This pause and rinsing are necessary and may occur several times to eliminate the suds. This could significantly lengthen the time for your washer to complete the cycle.

If the problem continues, and the correct amount and correct type of detergent is being used, we suggest running a cleaning cycle to remove residual detergent that might have built up in the washer.  Follow the instructions in your Use and Care guide for cleaning. 

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