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Suds and F02 Error codes.

I've changed the pump, cleaned trap, and cleaned the discharge hose. I'm still getting the error codes. Does anyone have anymore ideas? Thanks

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  • Leslie Reichardt Apr 13, 2013

    Well it's not a level switch. If it's a control panel or board would it be the interface, main control, or the pump?

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You did all the right thing, now it could be the control panel

Posted on Mar 29, 2013

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SOURCE: SUDS error code

I suggest you disconnect the tube from the water level control pressure switch and blow it out well. Then, if need be, disconnect the drain hose and make sure it is clean as well.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: F02 Error on Maytag Epic.

I just wanted to confirm stopgo's solution. A few notes/elaborations:

  1. Open the front door of the washer, and run your hand behind the big, gray rubber gasket. You might feel/see small items stuck there.
  2. If you kneel in front of the washer and look along the very bottom edge, you'll see 3 screws in a row. They are of the "torx" type. Unscrew them and then jiggle out the bottom panel. Inside you'll see a large plastic (off-white color) drain, and you can unscrew the 3-inch diameter cap off it and pull it out. The backside of the cap is a filter. Clear it out and put it back in. (We found a baby sock there).
Note also that when you pull out the bottom panel and look inside the cavity of the machine, there is a special manual for service technicians, stuck on the inside wall. I pulled that out -- there were some interesting/helpful information on that sheet telling you how to troubleshoot problems, including checking the drain filter.

Funny that the instructions for checking the drain filter cannot be accessed until you open the bottom panel to check the drain filter!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Start the wash . Lets say quick wash . error nd

HiYa ngateley



"nd" refers to a No Drain issue . check for restriction in pump assy, restricted drain hose loose wire at pump, bad pump.

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Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: What causes the SUDS error code What sensor is

Hi Ron,

I found most of this on another site, and am including it here for your enjoyment. The problems are listed sort of in progression; try step 1 before 2, etc. It sounds like the tech gave you the most common cause and solution, but it sounds like two cycles may be necessary to rule out the detergent solution.....it usually is though. But WAIT! There's MORE!

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

Replace failed component.
I hope you found this to be of help, and at least mildly entertaining!
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate his solution!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: SUDS and F02 error codes on Maytag Washer

If it's not draining properly and shows this F02 Code there may be a simple solution. Take the bottom front panel off (it has 3 screws.) There will be an off white circular plastic thing there. Resembles the top to a cannister. Twist it off. There will be a good bit of water if it hasn't drained properly. I put a cookie sheet under it to catch most of the water. Once you completely unscrew the top off hopefully your problem will be right there. Unbelievable...we found 2 socks, a glove, a bead, coins and don't ask me but there was a nail in there as well. I was so happy that we didn't need to pay a repair man.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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