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I moved into a home a few months ago and really never use

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I moved into a home a few months ago and really never use the guest bathroom. I turned on the shower to clean the tub and now there is a kind of "whirring" noise. It almost sounds like a minor version of air in the line.
My neighbor went into the attic and could not hear anything there. Any clues? Is it likely because that tub/shower has not been used but one other time to clean in over a year?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Does it only happen when you use the shower?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Do do have a head with massage action?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is one that can be hand held and switch to different flow rates of water if that makes sense
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

If you remove the head from the hose then turn it on does the noise stop?

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

I suspect the problem might be in the shower head. So if you disconnect the head, turn on the shower and the noise goes away then the head is the culprit