I replaced the dishwasher that came with the house with a new and
moderately pricey super quiet dishwasher. It's great that I can
hardly hear it while it's running the wash cycles. However, it is
just as loud as the old dishwasher when it drains the water between
cycles. The sound of the actual water draining out is annoyinlg loud
and echoes through to other rooms.
Is there any way to quiet the noise while the water empties between
Try putting in the stopper for the garbage disposer. The water splashes
into the the same chamber that the sink and garbage drain into. Don't
push the stopper in too tightly. If the water can't go down the drain
for whatever reason you don't want it backing up into the dishwasher or
coming out from the air gap (if required and equipped).
Don't you hate noisy appliances? My microwave makes too much noise with
the fan. My coffee grinder is too noisy. I don't like noisy furnaces
especially hot air ones. I hate my electric tooth brush. I got rid of a
battery wall clock because it 'clicked' all night.
Some people are more sensitive to noise than others. Certain noises drive me
absolutely insane. Noises like the ones you mentioned don't really bother me
but snoring, listening to other people eat, and my neighbors stereo can
drive me right over the edge. And those cars with booming bass at stop
When I go on trips I will usually complain to the hotel desk about noises
(and get some credit). I never can understand why hotel rooms are always so
noisy. Don't the people who run these places understand we only want a good
I'm with you. The next time install a furnace (maybe in 6 years), the
only specification I will probably care about is noise levels. They
are all efficient enough so the salesman better not try to sell me on
efficiency. But I will bypass any manufacturer that cannot tell me
exact dB readings at various fan speeds, and I will choose the
quietest furnace even if the difference is ony 1 dB. I'll probably
have it installed with a rubber vibration break between the ducts and
furnace this time too.
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