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MAYTAG MAH2400AWW "SUDS" ERROR


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#1 Tiger123

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:00 PM

Hi,

I'm new to this forum. I'm in desperate need of help since the SUDS error is very frustrating.

I moved into a condo that had the MAYTAG MAH2400AWW washer already. It was working fine for a few months but recently, every time after the water drains, there would be a "SUDS" error appearing. I am using HE detergent as before and do not see any SUDS!

What can I do to fix this? I'm not that handy so is there any service manuals or instructions to tell me how I can open up the back of the washing machine? It also came with a dryer that is stacked on top, do I need to take that away in order to open up the washing machine?

Look forward to any help.
Thanks.

And if all else fails, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced washer repair service in the Toronto area? Thanks.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:03 PM

I forgot to mention that there is no problem with water draining since there is no water left in the machine when I look. Usually, when there is a SUDS error, I just pause it and switch to "rinse and spin" and then it usually completes the cycle with no problem. I don't think I'm using too much HE detergent either since I've used 1/2 teaspoon of detergent and it still has this error.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:40 PM

Add 1 cup of inexpensive cooking oil to the washer tub.

Run the washer through a "normal" cycle *without* laundry detergent or laundry. This will remove suds--which is not always visible in the *LAUNDRY BASKET* but is in the TUB.

Perform what is called a "Tub Clean Cycle" with "TIDE WASHING MACHINE CLEANER".

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner" is a *disinfectant* similar to bleach which kills/removes bacteria that causes "musty" odor. It is also a *scum remover*---bacteria grow/thrive on scum.

Scum accumulation is largely caused by following the (incorrect) instructions on the bottle or box of "HE" laundry detergent.

The correct amount of "HE" detergent to be used is:

HE : (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X (double concentrated): (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:34 PM

thanks for the reply...

but won't adding a cup of cooking oil to the washing machine make the interior too oily?

this is a front loader so do I add the oil to the tub itself or in one of the dispenser compartments?

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:04 PM

Start a cycle without laundry or detergent.


During tumble---is suds present?

If yes--press the "START/PAUSE" button to stop the cycle & unlock the door. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of cooking oil to break down the suds.

After this---perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE immediately using "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"
This is a disinfectant & scum remover.



If no suds occurs---do only the TUB CLEAN CYCLE.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:58 PM

ok, will try...

by the way, Other than Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, can I use others such as Washer Magic or Affresh?

Which is the best out of these three?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:14 AM

<<<can I use others such as Washer Magic or Affresh?>>>

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Affresh is not as effective.

Washer Magic is intended for LIME/RUST.

Neither of these brands/products has ever been recommended by appliance manufacturers for *their* products.

For the record...

I have used AFFRESH quite often prior to TIDE'S CLEANER. The results were marginal.

I've used WASHER MAGIC no more than 3 times. None were effective.

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner gets strong & positive feedback from my customers.

I've used it in my Samsung WF448 washer as well---with consistent results.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

The detergent compartment in the Maytag MAH2400AWW is only for liquid detergent, there is no adjustment for powder. I read some reviews about Tide Washing machine cleaner that if you just dump a packet into the detergent dispenser, not all of it will be used and left gooey after the end of the cycle.

Can I dissolve the Tide Washing machine cleaner in water first and then pour into the detergent compartment of my MAH2400AWW? I would assume it wouldn't really matter?

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

In most (if not all) washers---the liquid detergent DISPENSER CUP is removeable (or has some form of adjustment) to allow the use of powdered detergent.

Tide Washing Machine Cleaner can be added to the DISPENSER or directly into an empty tub.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:00 PM

so I finally used Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, afterwards I tried washing a load of clothes and there is still as SUDs error? any ideas what's wrong now?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:14 PM

... I don't see a "SUDS" error listed on the Tech Sheets
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:56 PM

<<<so I finally used Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, afterwards I tried washing a load of clothes and there is still as SUDs error? any ideas what's wrong now?>>>

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Let's dig deeper...

1) Perform *TWO* more TUB CLEAN cycles. If the incorrect type and/or amount of detergent has been used for more than three months---curd/scum formation can be "heavy".

2) Which type of "HE" detergent is currently used? (HE/HE 2X/HE 3X) ?


3) Is the water *SOFTENED*?

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<<<I don't see a "SUDS" error listed on the Tech Sheets>>>

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Samsung-built front load washers use a "suds" message when excessive suds is detected during the RINSE cycle. The error is triggered when a higher-than-usual electrical load is placed on the MOTOR (from suds drag).

Edited by john63, 17 January 2011 - 10:57 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"




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