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Loud bang 2-3 times per day from Hitachi refrigerator

I have a new Hitachi refrigerator which works fine but it gives a loud bang 2-3 times per day. The bang is a single sound, it's not repetitive. It happens at irregular intervals, sometimes there's ...
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Hear current draw through AMP?

I have a few computers connected to a mixer, which is connected to an amplifier, which powers two speakers. They are all on the same circuit. I have contractors over building a structure out back and ...
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Fridgidaire dishwasher making buzzing noise when the motor is running

I started the dishwasher this morning and everything is normal. Then all of a sudden it starts to make a relatively loud buzzing sound when the motor runs. It stops when it pumps water in and out. The ...
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Front-loading washing machine tub doesn't drain

The water in my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer accumulates and does not drain out of the rubber rim. Also the washer door is making a humming noise while the machine is running. If I press on ...
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is there a vibration dampener for a pancake box?

I live in a relatively new house, about ten years old. The builder installed a fan in the downstairs living room using a pancake box mounted to a beam. Because of this, running the fan causes a loud ...
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Practical ways to reduce rattling noise in furnace?

Our bedroom is right above where the furnace is in our rented apartment. The furnace below makes a lot of noise, especially a rattling noise. Landlord is refusing to take any actions on it saying it ...
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Why does my Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater make a clicking sound just until water is running hot?

Our relatively new Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater makes a clicking noise when you first turn on the hot water. Once the water has reached the correct temperature the clicking stops. When I ...
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Running heating pipe through beam under floorboard?

I need to run central heating pipe horizontally under the floorboards of an upper floor. I need to go through only one 75mm wide beam, but I'm wary of boring or notching it, also because that would be ...
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Trying to identify rhythmic humming in home

For the past couple of weeks there has been a periodic rhythmic mechanical humming occurring in my home that will go on and off for hours at a time. We're in a detached single family residence built ...
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Hvac damper types - which one is quietest

I'm trying to minimize noise in a lampwork shop exhaust system. The system consists of a 1/2 hp squirrel cage type blower connected to the shop space with 8" round ducting. I am installing a ...
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Loud brass valve - how to make it quieter?

I have a 0.5hp pond pump, powering my backyard water features. My pump is actually very quiet - quieter than the natural sound of the running water, so you don't notice it. The pump circulates 960 ...
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Sound of hard drive coming from inside wall?

Last night I heard a sound that sounds exactly like an in-use hard-drive coming from our living room wall. It sounded exactly like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J09pWNQPK7U&t=12s with the ...
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Could a Cadet heater release metallic nanoparticles?

I have a few Cadet wall units in my house. (These are about 12x8 in units mounted in the walls.) One of the units has a built-in thermostat and a knob to adjust the temperature. I don't know how old ...
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Loud thumping sounds coming from radon pipe

Our house had an existing radon pipe (passive) and high radon levels. We had a radon mitigation company assess the system. He installed a fan to the existing pipe. The fan is in the attic. Since the ...
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Reducing noise through interior walls

My house is double drywalled. The master bedroom is situated beside my son's bedroom (which is sandwiched between the guest bedroom and the master). We find that when he hits the wall (while sleeping) ...
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High pitched whine from either the furnace blower fan or motor

There is a loud whine or scraping sound especially when the 11 year old Furnace Blower Motor/fan starts up. With power off, when I turn the blower motor fan blades by hand they make a scraping high ...
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How to reduce the noise from a kitchen to a bedroom?

What are some ways that I can use to reduce the noise from the same apartment of a bedroom? The room is one door and wall separated from a shared kitchen, which is sometimes busy and noisy. I'd like ...
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What could be the source of a tapping type sound coming from my upstairs air ducts? [duplicate]

We bought a new house a few months ago. I do not recall hearing this noise in the summer, when the AC was running, but then I wasn't in this room that much so I am not sure if it was happening. We ...
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Why's my dishwasher making grinding noises during pre-wash?

We have an LG dishwasher that sat in storage brand new unboxed for 10 years, until we moved and installed it in the new house. Well, it's making an awful grinding noise only during the first 20 ...
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How do I find the source of a constant high pitch whistle in bathroom?

I need suggestions to track down the source of a fairly loud nearly constant >1000 Hz tone which is loudest in my upstairs bathroom. I have eliminated the lights, the exhaust fan, the HVAC vent, ...
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Convection Heater Screeches

I just recently bought one of those really old Galaxy convection space heaters. They have always worked so well. But they screech when they start to heat. Mind you, this product could very well be ...
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Where is clicking noise coming from in kitchen

We have an intermittent click somewhere in the kitchen. We are not sure if it is coming from an appliance or from a possible electrical problem. All appliances are electric and 2 Years old. The sound ...
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Cover & sound-suppression for doorbell transformer in utility closet

This transformer is installed in the utility closet of a 1970's condo. Notice the wad of cut paper sheets pinched between transformer and the wall plate. This is an attempt at halting a low-tone ...
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How to fix loud foghorn noise from shower when going from hot to cold water?

A new housemate likes to end her warm showers with a run of cold water. We've noticed there is a very loud whining/foghorn noise after she switches from hot to cold water, for the duration of running ...
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Strange clicking noise only heard while playing back recorded information on cassettes, etc

Am disabled/health issues and need to record things, fast talkers, long conversations, etc. Since a Smart Meter was installed I've had issues with electronic failures and this noise. Like self-...
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Compressor inside condenser switches off on extremely hot days, makes high pitched noise (video!)

Our AC stops emitting cold air on very hot days (100+). It recovers after about 1h of not running. The condenser fan keeps running, but the compressor switches off. I only recently caught it as it was ...
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Strange clicking noise related to water supply

I have experienced a strange clicking noise coming from under my house. Not the banging noise I read about in other posts - this is not the sound of a pipe hitting a wall. It's very hard to trace as ...
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What is this weird knocking sound in a wooden closet?

A month ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and it has a big closet in the bedroom. Since day 1, we kept hearing knocking noises on the wooden doors, only at night, and it happens every ...
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Oven pilot making high pitched noise (when off)

There is a high pitched noise that is coming from my oven. I have pinpointed that the noise is coming from the oven pilot light, and it is most audible when the oven is off. When the oven is off, the ...
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Air Condition humming noise

I recently bought a brand new house which has new AC unit. but the outdoor AC unit constantly makes the loud humming noise which also vibrates refrigerant pipe. see the attached video link. what could ...
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Why is the combustion chamber on my furnace vibrating and humming when the air conditioner is on?

I replaced the blower motor, blower wheel (squirrel cage), and run capacitor in my Goodman GMS80904BNBB furnace (1994 model I believe) because it showed signs of bearing and capacitor failure. First ...
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Why is our new water heater makeing a ticking sound?

I installed a new electric Rheem model XE40M06ST45U1 water heater last week and for the past four days it has been making a ticking sound. The sound seems to be the loudest near the supply lines. ...
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Mass Loaded Vinyl in Attic

I am being bothered by airplane noise in my home and was thinking to put mass loaded vinyl in the attic to help shield some of the noise. The attic has old fiberglass that is also covered in a layer ...
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How do I verify noise coming into my home from the outside?

I'm fairly certain I've located the source of noise I've been hearing coming into my home; about 98.999% certain; however I need verification from an outside source like a sound engineer, etc. Does ...
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Electrolux EOB51001 oven making loud vibration noise when switched on

I have quite an old Electrolux oven (model number EOB 51001), which has started making a loud vibration noise instantly as soon as it is turned on. This happens when turning it to any setting other ...
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Loud buzzing noise from newly installed motor in swamp cooler

I just Installed a new swamp cooler motor, 2 spd, on previous owners 1 spd wiring. When i flip the switch there is a loud buzzing noise and the shaft doesn't spin. I Adjusted belt and no change. ...
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Squealing faucet (water off, not necessarily running anywhere in house)

We have one faucet that emits a horrible, high pitched, squealing noise. When it does this, the water at the faucet is off and there are no drips (sink is completely dry; no drips in an hour+). ...
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How to fix baseboard header periodic buzzing

A baseboard heater in my apartment emits a short buzzing sound every 16-17 seconds. It seems to happen only when the room is near the temperature I've set on my thermostat, that is, only when the ...
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How to make a table fan noisy?

This sounds an abnormal question at first, but I really would like to know how to make a normal table fan noisy (which parts to change). The reason why I want the noise is that the noise from the ...
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How can I reduce noise from my neighbor's pool pump 12’ to 15’ away from my house?

I need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. I'm planning to erecta 6’ high fence on property line between houses ...
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Loud knocking noise in house with radiators and old plumbing

I'm staying in a three story home with radiators and old plumbing (probably copper). I'm a guest and it's a rental with a management company (they fix a few things here and there but not most things). ...
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What is the water noise coming from the apartment above?

I live in an apartment where we are experiencing noise from the above apartment that I can best describe as a toilet refilling. It occurs approximately every 2 to 2.5 hours everyday starting at around ...
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How can I determine which equipment in my basement is beeping periodically?

I have a few pieces of equipment in the basement and one of them is beeping every 2 hours (approximately) or so. 1) Sump Pump 2) Radon Mitigation System. 3) Verizon Fios - Optical Network Terminal (...
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EMI / RFI filters for reducing dimmer-switch noise (what is available, where to install)

I don't have many light-dimmers in my house right now, but I'm doing some renovation, adding recessed lights in some areas that I have temporary open access to the floor joist areas and circuit runs, ...
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Vibrating walls

Neighborhood has 60 homes. In desert area. Flat. My bedroom wall, facing west, has (in the last three years) started vibrating. This group of homes has been here 25 years. The homes in the southern ...
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How can I prevent post support brackets from creaking under foot traffic?

I (well, a contractor) added a new addition to my house, and the floor creaks when I walk on it. I crawled under the addition and identified the problem. On each footing, there is a steel bracket ...
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What is this noise from next door?

There’s a strange mechanical whirr coming from the building next door. It buzzes every four minutes. Listen here: https://clyp.it/3qwn1qhc We keep the windows open in our bedroom during the winter ...
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Is it safe to remove part of the drywall behind plumbing to eliminate noise?

We've had a noise when water is draining from upstairs bathroom since we moved in 13 years ago. Now that we have the wall open on one side for other reasons I can see that the PVC drain isn't parallel ...
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(UK) Toilet flush makes a vibrating, grinding sound just at the start of filling

I had a bathroom renovation including totally new toilet (using the existing plumbing) with new cistern, pan, etc. After installation, but not immediately, I started having this vibrating / grinding ...
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Trickling noise from thermal store

First off, I'm in the UK. I've provided links to some terms I've used in case they're not universal. I recently installed a used thermal store. It's set up as a vented S-plan system. When the valve ...

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