washing machine water hose vibrates
Hi--I was just about to go out and look for a new washing machine when I decided to check the Laundry Forum. I didn't know that govt regulations had resulted in manufacturers' lowering the water temps on washers. I thought my washer just didn't work, as the water never gets very hot.
I have a Kenmore 600 that I bought in 3/10, so the warranty is expired. It is a very noisy machine. When the temp. is set to hot, the hose vibrates and thumps and also causes the hose for the bathroom sink, located on the second floor above the first floor laundry room to vibrate and thump, too. I just had the bathroom remodeled last fall, so I called the plumber who installed the bathroom sink, thinking perhaps it was a plumbing installation problem. After spending 2 hrs, he concluded that when the washer is set on hot that cold water turns on but doesn't open all the way, making the hose vibrate. He thought perhaps it was a solenoid valve problem. Since the machine is noisy and never gets very hot water, I thought I'd just replace it instead of paying for Sears appliance repair.
But now I read on this forum that most new washers don't get water very hot. If that is the case, then I'm not sure what to do. Has anyone else had a problem with the hose vibrating and causing an upstairs sink hose to vibrate and thump, too? Any ideas on what is causing this? I hate to pay Sears for a diagnostic visit. Thanks, Auzzy