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problem with washer

My LG washer model lg washer model wm2140cw is having problems filling up when starting a wash. It will fill with water for 10 seconds, then stop and shut, then starts filling again, then stops, until it eventually fills all the way. The problem is that with each burst, it is causing 'water hammer' in my house, causing all the pipes to shake and rattle. It will not fill up steadily, it starts and stops and starts and stops. What is causing this and how can I fix this? Is this normal, should the washer be doing this?

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Washer fill problems can be very upsetting and with the extra water pipe issue I can see how this would be frustrating. I located a general explanation of the problem from a previous expert post that may help while you wait for the expert to review and answer for your model. I attached the link below.
by Manage My Life
June 9th, 2011
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Hi Rick,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I am sorry you are having problems with your washer.

It is normal for the washer to start and stop when filling. This washer senses the size of the load and determines the amount of water needed for proper cleaning. But, it is not normal for it to cause a water hammer.

I recommend turning the water faucets down just a little at a time. If this does not help you should have a service technician come out and evaluate this issue. You may also need to consult a plumber.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

by Manage My Life
June 10th, 2011
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