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We replaced our old wash machine with a front loading LG Steam Washer 2487. When the machine initially fills, it sucks water in short, sharp bursts, which is making our pipe bang loudly. Short of cutting open our walls to anchor our pipes down better, are there any other suggestions for addressing this?

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This is called water hammer - and is caused from AIR in your pipes.

There are Hammer Arrestors made to eliminate (or lessen) the hammering.

You should also bleed the air from the pipes - and re-prime them.


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