I have a kitchenaid washing machine. Recently it began making a
buzzing noise before a cycle or before the spin cycle. It happens when
the water is filling into the machine.
Thinking that my fill hoses were old (approx 4 years), I replaced them.
After replacing, the noise remained.
If the noise starts, I can stop the washer and restart and the noise
The noise sounds similar to the sound you get when you release air from
a balloon (high pitched).
Sounds like a magnetic solenoid valve. Washing machines have electronically
controlled valves that use a magnet to open them. Sometimes they buzz.
Doles it do it all the time or only on the hot/warm wash cycle? If it does
it on the cold cycle only it is probably the one controlling the cold water.
Check out www.repairclinic.com and you may find more information
Some model# helps.
Definetly have a listen to the area where the hot and cold hoses are
attached to the washer, if the noise is in that area the fill valve is
common for making a buzz/hummmm type of an noise.
But, there could be other trouble area's....dispensor solenoids/etc
depending on the model#/style.
Appliance Repair Aid
Thank you for the advise.
The Model number is KAWS677EQ0. The noise appears to be coming from
where the cold hose attached to the machine. I have tighnened the hose
to see if it was loose, but it did not appear to help. If I stop the
cycle and restart, the buzzing will stop.
I checked the parts breakdown, found no extra/other dispensor solenoids
or such that might give us problems :D
New fill valve time is likely.
Fill valve for your model...
Access helps to get at the fill valve...
Appliance Repair Aid
Is it possible this could be from occasional air in the water lines? On
occasion, I'll note that I get a "spitting" sound as water is filling the
machine and I'll hear a slight buzz that goes with it but it usually goes
away on it's own before the machine is finished filling.
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