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Am a builder in Juneau, Alaska. New building codes require hammer arrestors on the pipe or appliance. We would like to know if the Kenmore Elite 1396 comes with built in hammer arrestors?

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NO,NEVER does a new appliance come with these extras,its an extra charge for the manufacturer,some locales or ordinances require them and some dont,especially with plumbing and now more than ever the price of copper that these are produced out of is very costly,so to keep $$$$$'s down,you need to add your own during installation

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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