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Fridge front load washer, had a flow fault, cleaned inlet

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Fridge front load washer, had a flow fault, cleaned inlet screens, did tear one a little on removal but made sure no debris got inside, put on new hoses, now it works great but bangs the pipes and it never did before, should I replace the screens withere holders?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Sean F. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Steve my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you.

Can you please get the model number off the washer

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset. I am APPLIANCE-HVAC GURU a very experienced tech on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can. I just picked up your question now.

Please allow time for me to respond, sometimes I get the questions or responses late so please be patient as I have no control over the site issues. NOTE, I have nothing to do with your payment to the site and did not receive that money.

If the pipes bang that is the water hammer effect that really has to do with the pipes. You need to install some water hammer on the line to stop that issue. The screens will not effect that but you should ave new screens put in.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What has been missed is that this problem has never been until the screen clean and new hoses, even when it was new, I cant agree that suddenly my houses plumbing is the problem, I did not turn off the water to the house, just the valves to the washer, could it be the high performance never burst hoses I installed, did the old rubber hoses I had before allow enough cushion to absorb the shock? I understand the principles of air chambers and realize the fixture boxes sold for washers don't even allow for them.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Yes if you have changed out the hoses to the no burst ones they do not flex and are more rigid not allowing for any shock absorption like the old ones, so you either need regular rubber hoses or install a couple screw on water hammers like these made for washers. No sweating required.