Question about LG Washing Machines
Slamming of the pipes happens because of the water pressure and and the sudden opening of the water solenoid. The solenoid has to open suddenly as it is activated by a magnetic coil that pulls a plunger valve open. There is a spring (return spring) on the back of the plunger that compresses and gives the plunger a return power push to seat the plunger when the power is turned off. In the past few years, plumbers have been loosely connecting pipes in hangers so that they move with the change in water pressure so as not to bang and cause a noise that upsets the home owner. Also many homes are plumbed with plastic pipe that stops a lot of the pipe noise. Most washing machines and refrigerator ice makers that have water solenoids make some noise, but engineering has mitigated a lot of this with the return springs that have the strength to slow the action of the plunger in the solenoid, but yet open wide enough to allow full water inlet.
I suspect that your water pipes are not slung properly to mitigate the bang caused by sudden pressure drop, thus you most likely would get a pipe bang from any washers.You could try changing the solenoid in your washer on the premise that the return spring is weak, but this probably will not solve all of the problem. The banging is just upsetting and does no harm as it is a natural action.
You could test this out by hooking a garden hose to the water outlet at the washing machine and using a trigger release sprayer on the garden hose. When you trigger the garden hose, I suspect that you may hear a pipe bang.
Posted on May 19, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 01, 2015 | Washing Machines
Apr 04, 2013 | Dane-Elec DaneElec 4GB USB Drive Copper...
Jan 23, 2011 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...
Dec 24, 2010 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer
Dec 09, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
Aug 22, 2009 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer
Feb 01, 2009 | Washing Machines
Dec 03, 2008 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer
Jul 29, 2008 | Maytag MAH6500 Neptune Front Loading...
844 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!