I get knocking sounds when the refrigerator starts its cooling cycle. The unit is firmly on the floor on all four legs. The sound is randum. Its not a banging sound but like a child makes with his tougue at the roof of his mouth. Its been doing this sbout 6 months with no signs of cooling problems.
Mine also makes a knocking noise...like someone's at the door (it freaks the dog out every time). The customer support people say it's normal and so far it hasn't died after two years, so I guess it's not a problem.
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Re: Noises when starting up
If you have it, the owners manual will describe what strange sounds it makes. It sort of sounds like normal popping that the system makes when the refrigerant flashes to a gas in the evaporator section. This sometimes happens with age and is fairly normal. If that's what it is there's no cause for alarm. I can't think of anything else that would make the noise you describe.
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Examine the household fuses or circuit breakers if the unit is not working, as the Epic z dryer uses more than one circuit or fuse. Replace or reset as necessary. Use a power outlet with 240 volts or more, which you can determine with a volt meter. 2
Close the Epic z door firmly and press the "Power" button for at least one second if the dryer has power but isn't working. If there is no heat, verify that you selected a heat dry option.
Look inside the dryer for objects that may have fallen out of pockets if there is a clicking or thumping noise. Examine the drum edges and remove items if possible. Separate pieces of clothing inside the dryer if the items got tangled together, and reduce the load size if necessary. 4
Tighten the legs on the dryer if the unit is rocking side to side during use. All four legs should touch the floor evenly. Adjust as needed. 5
Press and hold "Start" if a "PF" (power failure) error code appears. If the code persists, press "Power" and then a new cycle selection. 6
Contact Maytag for help if an error code with an "E" and a number appears on the display. Washer 7
Ensure the Epic z washing machine is plugged into a grounded three-prong outlet if it doesn't start. Shut the lid firmly and press a wash cycle before selecting "Start." Select "Start/Pause" if an error code appears on the display and unplug the unit for several minutes. Reconnect power and choose a new cycle before pressing "Start." 8
Verify that the hose connections are tight on both ends and only high-efficiency (HE) detergent is being used if the washer is leaking. Do not open the washer lid during the wash cycle, as water can deflect off items and splash out of the washing machine. 9
Select "Rinse and Drain/Spin" if the door does not unlock. This removes any excess water from the washer tub. If "Add a Garment" is illuminated, select "Start/Pause" to unlock the door. 10
Verify that you placed the correct detergent in the correct dispenser if the dispenser is clogged or is not dispensing as expected. Wipe out the dispenser drawer with a damp cloth and dry it before adding the correct detergent. 11
Leave the door open after use (if small children and/or pets are not present) if the washer smells badly. Place a laundry cleaning tablet, available at grocery and hardware stores, into the washer and set the washer to the highest temperature wash possible to clean the unit. Both Units 12
Set a piece of 3/4-inch plywood under the washer or dryer (or both if stacked) if the machine is thumping or vibrating or the floor seems too weak to support the unit(s). 13
Tighten the feet on the unit and make sure all four feet are level on the ground if there is vibrating or thumping during use. 14
Do not connect the washer or dryer to an extension cord, as extension cords cannot supply the power necessary for the unit(s).
Hello. Noises are common when using a two-in-one washer and dryer, as clicking or whirring is part of the cleaning process during the transition to the next cleaning process. The GE Spacesaver washer and dryer combo uses a top-loading washer stacked beneath the front-loading dryer, and uses an agitator that makes noises throughout the spin cycle. Although whirring or clicking is normal, other noises or malfunction indicates a problem with the washer that requires minor troubleshooting. Professional repair is necessary if the washer continues to experience problems during the spin cycle, as there may be a problem with the washer's agitator. 1 Open the washer's door and check the balance of the load's clothes. Clothes that are unevenly distributed around the agitator cause excessive shaking and result in an imbalance during the spin cycle. Reduce the load's size by removing clothing if the washer's drum is overloaded. 2 Push "Start/Pause" to pause the spin cycle and turn the washer's cycle knob to the "Off" position. Turn the knob to "Spin Only" and press "Start/Pause" to reset the cycle. 3 Turn the wrench counterclockwise or clockwise around the unit's legs to adjust the appliance's balance. The legs are adjustable with the help of a wrench to ensure the unit does not shake while in use. An unleveled unit shakes as it spins, and causes excessive squealing or rattling as it attempts to dry the clothes. 4 Touch "Start/Pause" on the front of the washer's control panel and unplug the washer/dryer unit's power cord from the electric oultlet. Wait two minutes and plug the power cord back into the electric outlet. Push "Start/Pause" to resume the spin cycle. Thanks.
I would check to make sure the machine is level. Check and see that all four legs are firmly planted on the floor with the lock nuts securing the legs. Open the door and look at the wash tub. It should sit centered in the door. It should not sag in any direction. Then remove the bottom panel and check the shocks to see if any one is broken. Hope this helps you.
Make sure machine is level and all four leveling legs are solidly touching floor at the same time. Make sure leveling leg locking nuts are screwed up to lock legs in place. Check floor for firmness. (try bouncing up and down in front of washer to see if the floor has excessive give.) You may need to re-inforce floor. Wash larger loads. On bulky items, use a lower spin speed. You can re-spin at a higher speed after cycle is complete if you want them spun out better. (some models have a pump and spin only setting, on others, just turn on the power and then only touch the spin speed button to select a 14 minute pump and spin only cycle, then touch the start button.) The only other thing is that the new LG washers use a balance ring now, which makes the machine perform much smoother. (I know because I gave my old LG to my son and replaced it with the newer model, which now runs much quieter, in the exact same location as the old one.)
How long a period of time have you noticed this noise? If it just started and the refrigerator just stopped it could have entered its defrost cycle. When the defrost heaters come on you may hear the heat causing some expansion. After a few minutes(18-22) the defrost cycle ends and the refrigerator will restart.
First make sure ALL four legs are 100% on the floor.Is this a recent problem that has come up?Has it been moved at all before this ??If this washer developed this all at once than you either had moved the washer out of its level,meaning that all four legs are not touching the ground firmly.The Neptune problem your having is un-common unless its on a pedestal.
Is this a side by side with water through the door? If so,
The water cooling tank for the dispenser is behind crispers. The next time you see the water, remove the crispers and see if the tank is wet anywhere. While you have them out, run some water through the dispenser and see if you see water leaking from the tank.
I am not sure why you would see the water so infrequently inless you rarely use water through the door. If the tank is not leaking, you may have air coming through the hole around the water lines coming to the tank and condensing. Seal around them with some silicone caulk.
The clunking is probably caused by the liner expanding and contracting as it warms and cools, especially during the defrost cycle. This is common and not much can be done except make sure unit is sitting firmly on the floor at all four corners.
Post back and let me know what you find out about the water.