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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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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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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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Can I clean out a GE dishwasher drain pump?

I have a GE GDT530 dishwasher that just went out of warranty 2 months ago. Now it's starting to make crackling sounds when it's draining water and it sounds like there is some debris in the drain pump....
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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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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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Mystery constant, fast, and barely audible vibration in private home

I recently moved to the top floor of a three story home that is near an infrequently used express track (primarily on weekends during construction on the local line/once or so an hour). A train ...
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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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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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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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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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Clicking noise in wall, every 23 seconds

I have a 2-story colonial house (with a basement) in Michigan. I have forced-air heating. The house was built in 2001. On the upper floor, my daughter noticed that a clicking sound (similar to an ...
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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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Pulsating water and banging noise from pipes when hot water is on in the faucet or shower in the bathroom

Things I have done: Replaced faucet, and its shut off valves Put new shower cartridge (OEM) Water is coming from the city supply, not well. This issue started happening for the past three weeks ...
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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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Could a pressurized fire sprinkler system be causing a loud sound?

Every night, we hear loud cracking sounds coming from our attic. The sounds are quite loud, and it sounds like there could be a real problem. We hear it every night, usually multiple times. It ...
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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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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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Can a motorized damper be installed inside existing ductwork?

My HVAC system consists of a fan, furnace, compressor-driven AC, and evaporative cooler. The problem is that there is a large air volume used only by the evaporative cooler that is generating a lot of ...
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Dryer makes fast rattling/clicking noise only when gas valve is closed

I've owned a Whirlpool Duet gas dryer model WGD88HEAW2 for 5 years. Recently, it started rattling only when the gas valve is closed while the dryer is operating. The rattle immediately quits when ...
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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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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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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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Why did my surge suppressor make a "pop" sound when I plugged something in?

I bought a surge-protecting power bar yesterday. It's a seven-outlet model, made by American Power Conversion Corp.; I found it at the thrift store for $4 second-hand. It appeared to be in decent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Constant humming noise in house

I'm looking for ideas on what might cause the very deep hum I hear in my house when it's quiet. It's been present 24/7 for many years. When I'm alone in the house and nothing is turned on it's ...
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Fix noisy washing machine spin cycle

I have a Whirlpool WWDC9440 Freestanding Washing Machine which I've had for 4 years. Recently (or gradually as I can't remember a step change) the spin cycle has become very noisy with the vibrations ...
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Samsung induction slide in oven makes whining and whistling noise [closed]

My Samsung induction stove/oven that is only 1.5 years old started making a whining and whistling noise when on Bake. I think it's a fan, but this noise wasn't there before. What can it be and is it ...
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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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How do I prevent harmonic resonance hum in PVC vent of newly installed hot water heater?

I just had a new power vented water heater installed (HTProducts Phoenix Light Duty) in our crawlspace. The contractor that put it in used part of the existing 3" concentric vent from the furnace we ...

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