Washing Machine noise

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by cmcdonald@valornet.com, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hello.

    I have a kitchenaid washing machine. Recently it began making a
    buzzing noise before a cycle or before the spin cycle. It happens when
    the water is filling into the machine.

    Thinking that my fill hoses were old (approx 4 years), I replaced them.
    After replacing, the noise remained.

    If the noise starts, I can stop the washer and restart and the noise
    will end.

    The noise sounds similar to the sound you get when you release air from
    a balloon (high pitched).
    Any ideas?

    thanks
    , Apr 23, 2005
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  2. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello.
    >
    > Recently it began making a
    > buzzing noise before a cycle or before the spin cycle. It happens when
    > the water is filling into the machine.
    > If the noise starts, I can stop the washer and restart and the noise
    > will end.
    >
    > The noise sounds similar to the sound you get when you release air from
    > a balloon (high pitched).
    > Any ideas?



    Sounds like a magnetic solenoid valve. Washing machines have electronically
    controlled valves that use a magnet to open them. Sometimes they buzz.
    Doles it do it all the time or only on the hot/warm wash cycle? If it does
    it on the cold cycle only it is probably the one controlling the cold water.

    Check out www.repairclinic.com and you may find more information
    --
    Ed
    http://pages.cthome.net/edhome/
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 23, 2005
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  3. wrote:
    > Hello.
    >
    > I have a kitchenaid washing machine. Recently it began making a
    > buzzing noise before a cycle or before the spin cycle. It happens

    when
    > the water is filling into the machine.
    >
    > Thinking that my fill hoses were old (approx 4 years), I replaced

    them.
    > After replacing, the noise remained.
    >
    > If the noise starts, I can stop the washer and restart and the noise
    > will end.
    >
    > The noise sounds similar to the sound you get when you release air

    from
    > a balloon (high pitched).
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > thanks


    Hi,

    > I have a kitchenaid washing machine


    Model#?
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html
    Some model# helps.

    > Recently it began making a
    > buzzing noise before a cycle or before the spin cycle. It happens

    when
    > the water is filling into the machine.


    Definetly have a listen to the area where the hot and cold hoses are
    attached to the washer, if the noise is in that area the fill valve is
    common for making a buzz/hummmm type of an noise.
    But, there could be other trouble area's....dispensor solenoids/etc
    depending on the model#/style.

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Apr 23, 2005
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  4. chuck Guest

    Jeff,

    Thank you for the advise.

    The Model number is KAWS677EQ0. The noise appears to be coming from
    where the cold hose attached to the machine. I have tighnened the hose
    to see if it was loose, but it did not appear to help. If I stop the
    cycle and restart, the buzzing will stop.

    Chuck
    chuck, Apr 23, 2005
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  5. "chuck" <> wrote in message
    >
    > The Model number is KAWS677EQ0. The noise appears to be coming from
    > where the cold hose attached to the machine. I have tighnened the hose
    > to see if it was loose, but it did not appear to help. If I stop the
    > cycle and restart, the buzzing will stop.
    >
    > Chuck
    >

    Still goes back to the solenoid valve. Could be a weak magnet, could be a
    bad connection, could be a seal wearing out.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 23, 2005
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  6. chuck wrote:
    > Jeff,
    >
    > Thank you for the advise.
    >
    > The Model number is KAWS677EQ0. The noise appears to be coming from
    > where the cold hose attached to the machine. I have tighnened the

    hose
    > to see if it was loose, but it did not appear to help. If I stop the
    > cycle and restart, the buzzing will stop.
    >
    > Chuck


    Hi,

    > The Model number is KAWS677EQ0


    I checked the parts breakdown, found no extra/other dispensor solenoids
    or such that might give us problems :D

    > The noise appears to be coming from
    > where the cold hose attached to the machine.

    New fill valve time is likely.

    Fill valve for your model...
    http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cg...cgi?affiliate_id=AppAid&item=285805&brand=WPL

    Access helps to get at the fill valve...
    http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Apr 23, 2005
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  7. chuck Guest

    I replaced the fill valve and it fixed the problem.

    Thanks for everyone's help.

    Chuck
    chuck, Apr 30, 2005
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  8. chuck wrote:
    > I replaced the fill valve and it fixed the problem.
    >
    > Thanks for everyone's help.
    >
    > Chuck


    Thankx for the update! :)

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Apr 30, 2005
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