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Even using a tiny amount of HE soap, my Frigidaire Affinity washer still collects a small amount of suds in the front rubber part of the machine. I even use the extra rinse cycle.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Suds Suds Suds

The SUDS fault indicator is caused by using too much detergent, or the wrong type of detergent. The Kenmore Elite front loaders were designed to use HE type detergent only. When the washers first came out, manufacturers originally made the claim that you could use regular detergent if you used less of it. The manufacturers later retracted that claim because there were a lot of problems with over-sudsing. If you are not using HE detergent, you need to be. In the mean time run your machine with no load with hot water to clear the drum and drain lines of any soap residue. You may have to do this a couple of times to clear the problem. I hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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SOURCE: cloths are wet and suds left in tub

You are using too much soap probably run the machine with no clothes and no soap check and see how much soap you still have in the water if it is alot do it again and again if you have to.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: the dishwasher was full of soap suds but most of the water drain

Suds? If you use dishwashing detergent you shouldn't get suds. If a small amount of sink type dish soap is left on a dish before loading it into the dishwasher this can happen. I would use several rinse and drain cycles with the racks and dishes removed until the suds are gone.

Never use any type of liquid dish soap made for sinks. The same thing that makes suds in the sink will make even more in the dish washer.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: There are soap suds still in the dishwasher when

You have a hose discharge problem,
If you are connected to a sink outlet , undo it & make sure it`s clear , check your out hose for kinks, make sure fillter is clear, try a rince to see if it clears your suds.
all the best.

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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Fridgidair affinity washer paused with error code EF2

According to ( ) : EF2 Condition Too much suds Check/Repair Reduce the amount of high-efficiency (HE) high-efficiency detergent being used in the washer.

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Efo error

Not using High Efficiency (HE) detergent.
Too much detergent was added.
Using too much 2X or 3X HE detergent
Solutions for over-sudsing:
  • Always use HE detergent in an HE washer. It is formulated to be a low-sudsing detergent and made especially for HE washers.
  • Be sure to use the correct amount of detergent. HE washers require only a small amount of detergent. Note: This amount may need to be adjusted for water hardness, load size, and soil level.
  • If using a 2X or 3X concentrated HE detergent, much less detergent is needed. If suds are seen, reduce the amount used.
  • If using a water softener, less detergent.
  • Make sure both Hot to Cold water hoses are connected properly at the faucets and at the washer.

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I put a non he soap in. now i have lots of suds. what do i do?? (OK, my 11 year old did it, truly!)

The machine automatically will run a cycle to try to eliminate the excess sud's if it does not work you can try adding some vinegar to the load witch will get rid of the excess sud's ,of course you will have to rewash the clothes....Hope this helps Good Luck

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I want to buy a Frigidaire Affinity washer because I found one at a good price, BUT several reviews say there is a moldy smell that is awful. Any advice?!

Leave the door open to allow the tub area to dry after use (both top and front loaders). Front loaders also have a propensity to hold a small amount of water in the rubber door seal. Wiping this up after each use will also help prevent the growth of mould.

Nov 23, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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It said SD...What does that mean and what should we do about it? Thank you.

Suds detect. Very bad! Too much soap! The idea behind the operation of this washer is to accomplish 2 basic things: Water and energy saving. They do it by continuously recirculating a tiny amount of water and using a tad of soap. If you go adding in more than specified then the brains of the tang goes haywire. To get the clothes washed with that tiny amount of water Brainiacs needed to invent a soap that makes less suds so that the tiny amount of water does not cause residue from soap to cling to your clothes. hay I ain't makin this up. There have been study's done in the US. Looks like you are gonna have to perform an operation similar to this guys solution:

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While washing the letters EFO flash. what does this mean?


If your washer displays EFO it means that you are not using HE detergent. You must have used too much detergent on a particular load.You have to use He detergents to fix this issue or else not using it will ruin your washer because regular soap makes too much suds.

Thank you!

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Do Frigidaire Front Load Washers require H&E detergents?

The answer is YES. Nearly all front loader washers built for consumers are rated as high efficiency because of the small amount of water and electricity they use. This small amount of water, coupled with a wash tub that does not agitate continously, followed by a high speed final spin of 1200 rpms or higher, all equate to an overall energy savings as compared to a conventional top loader. Regular detergent is formulated to be used in a wash tub with a 35 gallon capacity. So, if you use that same detergent in a wash tub that uses 5 to 7 gallons of water (such as yours), you are in effect putting about 5 times the concentration in the washer. This can lead to soap scum build up which causes odors, soap deposits that remain in your clothing and can cause skin irritation, "SUDS" errors that stop the wash program due to too much suds in the wash tub, and premature wear on the drain pump motor and seals. In fact, most front loaders will have a disclaimer added in the owner';s manual that explains this. Most manufacturers will also void the warranty if it is discovered you are using improper detergent. Use HE detergent and pay attention to the label. Some of them are double (2X) and triple (3X) concentrated. I hope this helps you.

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Water level too low. clother wet. No water visible or suds. What is wrong.

Your expectations are based on top load washers.
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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Cloths are wet and suds left in tub

You are using too much soap probably run the machine with no clothes and no soap check and see how much soap you still have in the water if it is alot do it again and again if you have to.

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Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer WFW8300SW00 Problem: I am using HE detergent and using less than the recommended amount; however, there is always a small ***** of suds sitting on the seal when I open the...

If you have a water softener or very soft water, soap will suds up more than if your water is normal or hard, so you'll need to use less than recommended. Obviously soap breaks down the dirt, but the dirt also breaks down the soap, so if your clothes are not very dirty to start with, you'll need less soap than if they were more dirty. Soap can also be stored in laundry like towels and cleaning rags and when combined with the laundry soap will suds more. You can try raising the leveling legs in the front to tip the washer back. This will help the water drain back into the tub instead of pooling on the boot. You can also try using the 'extra rinse' option. Keep cutting back on how much soap you use until your laundry is not as clean as it should be. You might be surprised how little soap you can use!

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