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What causes a whistling noise when it is drawing

What causes a front load washer to make a whistling noise when it is drawing water

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This can be caused by a restriction in the hose. Check for kinks or that the tap is fully open. Depending on water hardness the problem may actually be in your pipes rather than the machine. Not until its connected to a semi restriction will you realise that the pipes are clogged.
Depending on age of the machine the inlet valve may be partially closed or open as the case may be.

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