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GE washer grinding noise while agitating [closed]

GE GTW680BSJ0WS washer, while agitating. Listen to MP3 audio . Trying to decide to repair or replace. With a small amount of clothes, I don't seem to hear that grinding noise. I have an endoscope ...
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Motorboat noise from toilet, then shower

Flushed the toilet in the MB and it made a foghorn noise until the water shut off. I replaced the flush valve. I turned the water off at the entry and drained all the lines. Water on. Then, with all ...
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Why does my shower knob only turn 1/4 and make noise?

I replaced the cartridge in my shower to correct reversed hot and cold on the knob. Hot and cold are now correct but I have a couple of new issues. I can only turn the knob left about 1/4 turn but ...
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Random buzzing/humming in bottom corner of Living Room…not electric?

Just within the past few days, an annoying humming/buzzing has been occurring on the bottom corner wall of our living room. I immediately thought it was electrical in nature. After trying a few things,...
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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

The vent fans in our bathrooms make loud clapping noises when it's windy. I can open/close the doors to the bathroom quickly and hear the flap clapping because of the pressure change. Is this ...
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Do buzzing and chirping noises indicate a failing refrigerator?

My refrigerator was starting to run loud a few months ago. It was very over due for a cleaning - afterwards it wasn't as loud. Today it started to chirp at me and make a general high pitched noise. It ...
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Rhythmic tapping/banging sound on the external AC unit coupled with transformers in the furnace blowing out

We have a strange issue. We bought a house recently. We have several issues: External AC unit keeps making banging sound when heat is on The HVAC furnace stop functioning. In the last 6 months we ...
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Noisy non-return valve - does this heating schematic make sense?

I am in the UK. I have an existing closed (pressurized) heating system with a boiler downstairs and the rest of the works + hot water tank in the cupboard upstairs. Problem: when lots of radiators are ...
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Dampen sound from a slamming screen door

I am doing college courses from home, and I live with somebody who will not stop slamming a sliding screen door. The screen door is located in the kitchen, there is a bathroom just north of it, and ...
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Steel bathtub making weird noises when pushing on it or standing on it?

My 20 year old steel bathtub is making weird noises when pushing on it with my hand (probably like what, maybe 10-20 pounds of pressure?) and when standing on it, the noise seems to originate around (...
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Does this sound like a bad bearing on the blower fan? (burner of oil-powered boiler)

There are a number posts about whining sounds, but it's hard to know if the posters are talking about the same kind of sound I'm hearing. It's coming from the burner of our oil-powered boiler but I ...
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How can I reduce the propagation of noise inside a home?

How can I reduce the propagation of noise inside a home? I have an apartment that's about 85 m2, with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus living room and kitchen. If anyone eats cereal in the kitchen, I ...
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Constant Motor Sound in House

Update: I don't believe it is the lift station. I met with the lift station support guys (who were super helpful), yet they think it is the motor from the fountain on the property behind my house - ...
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Noises from attic - Should I be concerned?

In one of my bathrooms on the top floor, I can loudly hear noises that sound somewhat like a bird. The sounds have been going for about a month now. What's going on? Should I be concerned? The video: ...
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Popping sound coming from duct

Whenever the furnace is turned on or off, there’s a spot right below my bedroom floor where vent is, the duct would make a popping noise for about 5-10 minutes. Unfortunately the duct is not ...
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We have a chirping sound that is every 30 seconds or so. It isn’t the smoke, CO detectors or animal in the walls

We have a sound similar to a smoke detector when it needs a battery change but it isn’t the smoke detectors (we have removed the batteries and disabled them right now) nor the CO detectors. It is ...
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How to stop gurgling/gushing sound from a drain hose?

I'm in the process of building an NFT hydroponics system that includes drain hoses connecting the growing channels vertically. They are the black corrugated hoses in the picture below and the noise ...
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need quiet refrigerator for living room [closed]

We have an open-plan living room / kitchen. We installed IKEA furniture in the kitchen (Metod / Bobdyn). We have to choose a built-in fridge / freezer. For this IKEA kitchen one can only install 54cm *...
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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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