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Very loud noise during initial fill cycle only

When we turn the washer on the noise from filling is almost unbearable. Once the machine is filled all runs great - what's up with this? Thanks so much. Almost Hearing-Impaired

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Try it in different temp settings and see if it makes noise in both hot and cold. It probably does it in hot or warm only which would explain why it doesn't do it during the cold fill for rinse. You probably need a fill valve but listen carefully and make sure noise isn't caused by the pipes coming to the machine. If it is 5 yrs old go ahead and replace supply hoses also, this is standard maintainance at that age.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 08, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your washer problem and see what you found wrong.
    Thanks/Mike

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