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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I have bought a new automatic washing machine and the waterhammer is dreadful. How do I stop it? Royce - Hackam West

A water hammer on a washing machine is created by the quick closing of the washing machine solenoid valve.

Pipework and fixtures can be damaged if the water hammer is not controlled.

Water hammers can be caused by a range of faults, ranging from loose pipework in the walls or ceiling, higher than recommended water pressures, loose or worn jumper valves.

On occasions even after remedying all of the above you still may need to install a hammer suppression device on your washing machine tapware.

If you would like assistance with the above please feel free to give me a call.

- Ken

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