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    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 29th Aug 17, 10:56 AM
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    LG Direct Drive Washing Machine First Water Fill
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    • 29th Aug 17, 10:56 AM
    LG Direct Drive Washing Machine First Water Fill 29th Aug 17 at 10:56 AM
    Does anyone have an LG Direct Drive Washing machine?
    Our old one used to fill with water, then begin. The LG however sort of pulses the water instead of a long open tap fill.

    Is this usual with LG washing machines?
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 29th Aug 17, 11:08 AM
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    does the new one not measure the load of the washing and add the correct amount of water which will take a little longer to start?
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
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    • By EssexExile 29th Aug 17, 1:53 PM
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    It's usual with most washing machines nowadays. Now they're controlled by electronic wizardry instead of a mechanical timer they can do all sorts of strange things.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • david39
    • By david39 29th Aug 17, 2:17 PM
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    Yes. Ours does it as well.
    I don't understand what it is doing, but the results are excellent.
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    • By thescouselander 29th Aug 17, 10:42 PM
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    Our AEG does that too. I assume it's to fill the water to a constant level as, depending on the load, the items being washed will absorb water at various rates. The machine therefore adds some water and then waits a bit for the payload to absorb some of the water before adding more until the required level is reached.
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 2nd Sep 17, 1:30 PM
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    Okay - thanks.

    My LG spins to decide the time, then pulses the water, spins a little more, then lets in a whole load.
    • Zither
    • By Zither 2nd Sep 17, 8:05 PM
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    I have a LG DD. Great machine but I was also confused when it first took water in too. If it causes any banging in your pipes google 'water hammer arrestor' and that should sort you out for about £20.
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 4th Sep 17, 9:40 AM
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    Thanks!
    I assumed it was because our house is old. The old washing machine didn't bang the pipes.
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    • By anotheruser 9th Sep 17, 6:20 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 6:20 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 6:20 PM
    Just to bring this to conclusion:

    Fitted a water hammer arrestor, which has reduced the sound significantly. £21 odd from Screwfix.

    Thanks all!
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