Hammerin' Away...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Hikermann, May 21, 2013.

  1. Hikermann

    Hikermann New Member

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    For some reason the cold water line-in to the washing machine has decided to get noisy; a couple of days ago it was just a bang-thump every couple of minutes when the washer was running, now it's moved to chattering non-stop (guess it's got the chills...); did the water-main-shutoff-open-everything-open-water-main business a couple of times - no solution; added a hammer arrest device at the washer intake; still chatters. Curious is that no cold water comes into the washer drum; I turn it "off" and then "on" again, which causes a minute bit of water to come in and then the "chunk" and it shuts off; hot water works fine.

    Is this an intake valve or some such issue within the machine itself?

    Many thanks for any help.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    FloodSafe hoses?
  3. Hikermann

    Hikermann New Member

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    No. Regular woven (stainless steel?) type.
  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Have you tried disconnecting the hose and running water into a bucket? There are inlet screens on the washing machine solenoid valve that can become plugged with debris. Take the hose off & look into the inlet.
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