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If new I would say just a little air in the pipes, but more then likely its not getting enough pressure. Make sure at a sink where tub is located that you have sufficient water. Also verify others are not using massive water to cause tub supply to be low and cause pipe noise. The water is trying to get from pipe to tub connection to where the water comes out. I have seen older homes not have suffecient piping (those outter pipes that do several circles to insure quiet pipes in 2 story homes.

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A part in the washing machine vibrates when filling up with cold water.

That sounds like the solenoid inlet valve for the cold water. Now the valves for the hot/cold water may be seperated (which would expalin the noise only on the cold side)..or they may be together...Which could be an internal problem with a spring/plunger on the cold side. The valve could be loose from the mounting screws. Also the plunger or diaphram on the inside of the valve could be vibrating from some small debris that has lodged inside of the valve housing. If the water is shutting off and turning on, check the screws holding the valve on first. If you put it on hot and it doesn't make a noise, try "warm" and see if it vibrates. It may not vibrate at all or just a little depending on how much pressure is going through the inlet valve on the cold side. Good luck.



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A disturbed water flow causes such sounds. Since the sound propagates through the entire plumbing? The problem may be hard to pinpoint but is generally located at a valve or an endpoint.
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Yes the cold water solenoid in the fill valve is not working. the cold and hot valves are made together so you will have to replace the assembly but it's not the hard and not that expensive

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HI. here are the most common issues that will cause a noise during the wash.

* Check the spray arm for damage and obstructions
* Check the inlet filter screens
* Test the water inlet valve(see below for test procedure)
* Check the motor and mounts- The motor may e loose or one of the mounts may have separated form the housing. this will cause mis-alignment.
* Check the fan motor and blade
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If all checks out above, the culprit will be a cracked pump impeller. this will occur if the drive stud becomes unstable, allowing the impeller to partially separate form the motor spin drive stud. this will cause the impeller to rub or grind during the wash cycle. If this is the case, there are impeller repair kits available for purchase that will correct this issue.

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A clicking or tapping noise that gets louder when you rev the engine is probably "tappet" or upper valvetrain noise caused by one of several things: low oil pressure, excessive valve lash, or worn or damaged parts.
First, check the engine dipstick to see if the oil level is low. If low, add oil to bring it back up to the full mark. Is the engine still noisy? Check your oil pressure. A low gauge reading (or oil warning light) would indicate a serious internal engine problem that is preventing normal oil pressure from reaching the upper valvetrain components. The cause might be a worn or damaged oil pump, a clogged oil pump pickup screen or a plugged up oil filter. Using too thick a viscosity of motor oil during cold weather can also slow down the flow of oil to the upper valvetrain, causing noise and wear.
Worn, leaky or dirty lifters can also cause valvetrain noise. If oil delivery is restricted to the lifters (plugged oil galley or low oil pressure), the lifters won't "pump up" to take up the normal slack in the valvetrain. A "collapsed" lifter will then allow excessive valve lash and noise.
If you can rule out lubrication-related problems as a cause, the next step would be to remove the valve cover(s) and check valve lash. On older import engines, mechanical lifters require periodic valve lash adjustments (typically every 30,000 miles). Too much space between the tips of the rocker arms and valve stems can make the valvetrain noisy -- and possibly cause accelerated wear of both parts.
To measure (and adjust) valve lash, you need a feeler gauge. The gauge is slid between the tip of the valve stem and rocker arm (or the cam follower or the cam itself on overhead cam engines) when the piston is at top dead center (valve fully closed). Refer to a manual for the specified lash and adjustment procedure. Also, note whether the lash spec is for a hot or cold engine (this makes a big difference!).
On engines with hydraulic lifters, oil pressure pumps up the lifters when the engine is running to maintain zero lash in the valvetrain. This results in quiet operation. So if the rocker arms are clattering, it tells you something is amiss (bad lifter or worn or damaged parts) or the rocker arms need adjusting.

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There are two solenoids inside the valve one for the hot water side and one for the cold. They are under the metal part of the valve in the plastic housing. I don't think they sell them separately. If you can find a used one you can use it to rebuild it but most people just replace the whole valve. about 30 dollars.

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