Hi. We recently installed a new LG steam washing machine. When the drum is filling with water, the pipes in the wall bang so loudly that it sounds like they will burst right through the wall. Any idea why this is happening, and what we can do about it? thanks so much.
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hi Jeremy. Why does my washing machine keep filling up with water when not in use?
Ensure that the waste pipe of the washing machine is higher at one point than the drum of the machine, this will prevent water running back into the machine. Normally this would fill the machine with dirty water. Or it could be a faulty water inlet valve, which will fill the machine with clean water.22 Sep 2007
Hi, when the washer fills, its calling for water from your supply lines. The banging of your pipes happens everytime it fills. It is a plumbing problem. Need to have a riser installed in the water line which will correct the problem. Thanks
Either a main control board or you have a drain line problem causing the water to siphon out. If you house drain is lower than the washer water fill line or if your drain hose is sealed into the house drain line then you can have the water siphoned out of your washer. Check to make sure the drain line is not to far into your house drain pipe and that there is air around the drain hose where it enters the drain pipe, (not sealed tightley). If it is not the drain siphoning then you need a technician to diagnose the main control board and to replace it. Good Luck Appliance Specialists
What you are describing is called "water hammering" and is caused when a water valve shuts off quickly. The momentum of the water moving within the pipe causes the pipe to bang when it comes to a sudden stop. Plumbers can install an air chamber to absorb the water hammer (just like a shock absorber) but you might try ones that you can just screw onto the hoses behind the washer. I have seen them at places like Home Depot in the plumbing department. (hope you can find someone who actually knows what you are talking about to help you find them) Alternately, you may be able to find them at a hardware store or appliance parts supplier.
HI there. You drain out pipe need to have a kink and the kink need to be higher than the highest point of when the machine is filled with water or else gravity will let the water drain out as you fill it up. HOpe it works.