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My washing machine made a loud strange noise about a short time after turning on. It was not a continuous noise, it is very hard to describe but the best I can do is a humming clicking noise repeating every few seconds. I turned off the power and it continued. 5 minutes later i noticed water leaking and turned off the mains supply too but the noise continued. I did notice that hot water was dribbling in the dispenser.

After draining all the water we took the machine apart and found the door seal has a split in. This has now been replaced. And water does not leak.

I was able to successfully do one wash load but on the second wash load the noise happened again.

Again i turned off power and water but the noise continued for at least 10 minutes.

Whilst the noise was still happening I turned everything back on and was able to continue with the wash cycle with the noise stopping when the drum started moving.

I have a Siemens ExtraKlasse and have used it for several years without problem.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Has the washing machine got a wash pump that sprinkles water all over the laundry on wash? Some machines have such a system so after filling with water a pump could energise, a problem with such a pump could explain the noise. If you don't know, maybe the brochure or instruction book will give a clue. However, if I understand correctly you say that the noise continued after the power was turned off for 10 mins? That would seem impossible, very weird indeed. With he power off nothing should be able to make a noise unless it was coming from the plumbing, maybe the pipework?.

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The manual does not mention a pump that sprinkles water on the clothes.

I have been able to use the washer since without noise and have been unplugging the power when not in use.

However, when the washer is not in use, I have noticed a couple of times that the noise starts when using the hot tap in the kitchen and stops when turned off. But it does not happen everytime.

So I assume it is something to do with the plumbing.

I will try cleaning the water inlet filters.

Hopefully the noise will not return.

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