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Getting water hammer in downstairs toilet when Kenmore washer has water turned on to it.


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#1 jmichaelyoung

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:25 AM

I have a problem that know one has heard of. I have a new house and found out I get water hammer in my downstairs toilet whenever my washer has the water turned on to it, not running just turned on. If I turn the water off to the washer no water hammer. Does anybody have any idea whether this sounds like a washer or plumbing problem. I also had the exact thing happen at the old house but I never thought of turning the water off at the washer. Thanks.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:32 AM

Hummmmmmm, this is a common problem with washers and dishwashers causing pipe knocking when they are filling, because a coil on the valve is getting weak and not holding open, thus the knocking in the pipes. However, I really do not know why it would cause this if the washer was not filling, it was off and the water was just turned on to the washer.   Unless the water valve was opening by itself and closing, but seems there would be water in the washer tub. Let up hope someone else in here has the solution.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:02 AM

Call the plumber back in      .... If thats a new house add that to the punch list cause thats normal.... Its not the appliane its the plumbing....

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for the replies. What I am trying to figure out is what is the difference between the water getting stopped at the main line for the washer or the water being stopped at the washer? Wouldn't it still hammer no matter where the water was stopped at?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:04 PM

Are you using black rubber fill hoses on your washer? If so, these flood monsters can provide just enough room for expansion of the water create the rebound room need to make water hammer. Replacing the hoses with steel braided fill hoses may help and it will definitely help prevent a flood!




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