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Fill valve vibrates loudly

When activated the fill valve (solenoid) vibrates loudly. Would the problem be the solenoid itself of could it be defective Triac in the electronic control?

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I would look to the valve solenoid as the issue, if not the pressure from the incoming water supply( try decreasing under sink perhaps to high)

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