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This is probably due to a bad or unlubricated drum roller. Look up the service manual for your dryer to get access to these rollers, but a generic diagram is below. Note that many dryer drums are not suspended from the center, but rather rest on a few rollers, front and back, beneath the drums. If there's friction in the roller, it might not contact the ...


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My son had a Craftsman 10” saw that the shiv or pulley connection to the shaft was loose. It would spin up but was noisy and when he tried to cut the blade stopped. I checked it out and the set screw had backed off a bit and it did damage the shaft because he had tightened the belt and it worked for a while before he called. I tightened the set screw on the ...


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Unfortunately the quietness is often determined by the air restriction. Yes a poorly made fan can rattle or the motor can hum or buzz but even the best fans with no hum no rattle no buzz can still make noise if the diameter of the outlet pipe is too small. This is the problem with installershttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=...


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I recently purchased a brand new GE refrigerator and it was making a terrible noise about once an hour that sounded like a metal fan hitting something. Turned out it was because the ice maker was in the on position and the waterline hadn't been hooked up yet. However even when I called the store they didn't seem to know that would be why I was getting that ...


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I have found this a few times with incandescent lights and dimmers, most dimmers are SCR so they are turning on and off each cycle, the noise was actually coming from the element in the light, I did not quite believe it the first time I found this but figured it was because of the fancy shape of the chandelier lamps. A few years later I had it happen on some ...


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The front door drawing is here. Usually the squeak is due to the front drum glides (mounted the inside front) being worn. https://www.partselect.com/Models/FSE447GHS0/Sections/P16D0023-FRNT-PNL-DOOR/?ModelID=1102488&ModelNum=FSE447GHS0&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=4&Selected=BV5VLVBJ&Position=4&mfg=Frigidaire&Type=Dryer&Mark=4 ...


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We had similar issue with hot water heater. Went through three of them in 15 years. Plumber confirmed issue was related to thermal expansion. Consider getting a thermal expansion tank on the supply side of the water heater. If your water company installed a check valve on their side of the supply to the house, to eliminate backflow in to the city water ...


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Hang a plastic chain in the pipe, all the way from top to bottom. The water will trickle down the chain instead of hitting the walls.


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You are entitled to the, “quiet enjoyment of your property” and your local municipalities are not exempt. Pump stations are basically very deep wells. When they fill up from surrounding gravity drainage systems, a LARGE pump kicks on and pumps everything to another location. As you can imagine, the pump needs to be serviced and maintained at regular ...


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Short of replacing your window with a duct with several turns, lined with sound baffles, you aren't going to get quiet. Human ear is amazingly sensitive. 30 db is a very quiet country side. Flies buzzing, birds chirping. Office is about 70 db 40 db difference doesn't sound like much, but it's a log scale. That office is a thousand times noisier. 3 db ...


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Oops tried to edit and deleted. To me it sounds like you are hearing the pressure changes when his system kicks on your main pressure may drop, as you said no tank you hear more and it could even be the controls in the tankless that tanked water heaters do not have. You might want to add a regulator or pressure reducing valve on your main incoming line and ...


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Most dryers have a drive belt that runs from the drum to the motor to a tension pulley. It your belt is worn, at start up, the motor would spin and then grab the belt and spin the drum. Check the belt. you can usually access it by removing the back panel of the dryer. Good luck.


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A few possibilities come to mind. Are there any high voltage power lines nearby, or other buried electrical on your property? Even though you turn off your main breaker, there might be some sort of induced electrical into your house. Even though you're killing the main breaker in the house, is there an outside (or possibly buried) stepdown transformer from ...


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It could be the transformer for your house. Do you know where it is? On a pole? In a box on the ground? The noise should be distinctly louder as you get closer.


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At 2am, this is almost certainly the roof itself (or the gutters) cooling down overnight and contracting. Ticking during the day would be the roof expanding in the heat. A 13C temperature range is quite enough to do this. There probably isn't a fix. If it is a gutter you might be able to lubricate where it passes through the brackets.


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I would first try to wedge some solid insulating material between the pipes, the heat pipe although large may move a bit, I doubt the conduit will be easy to move as it looks to be going into concrete. My second option would be to find / borrow a short hickey. A hickey is a pipe bending tool most folks use a 90 degree model but a short hickey only bends to ...


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A little window and door, low pressure expanding foam will do the trick. Be very careful around those pipes they are in very bad shape. Don't pry or push on them. You are going to need a complete overhaul of your heating system if they are representative of your system. I'd start putting money away if I were you. Don't use the regular expanding foam. It ...


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