Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rman The slamming is gone.
The washing machine is so quiet now, I can't tell it's on anymore when I'm upstairs unless I'm the one who loaded it.
Our previous washer didn't slam the pipes. The one we have now did. The pipes jolted for 30 or more feet of length from the washer and a loud knocking sound went through the house numerous times during a load of laundry. Having heard about the problem from others, I knew what it was. And I knew of the solution involving a water hammer arrester built into the pipes.
While researching what a plumber might do, I learned there are do-it-yourself solutions like Oatey's that can be attached about as easily as a garden hose to a spigot. I also learned this isn't kept in stock at local home improvement stores. So I ordered online through Home Depot. The product arrived at the store a couple days sooner than I was told it would. So that was good.
At first, I put on just one arrester. Having hot muffled but cold left the way it was made for a good side by side comparison when the washer drew from one and then the other during a load that needed both. I was so impressed, I hated having to wait for that load of laundry to finish so I could put the other one on. The fast on-off of the hot water valve barely thumped. Cold still slammed!
A DIYer who hasn't done much supply line plumbing should remember to use thread tape and possibly an appropriate wrench to tighten the connections a little tighter than you can do by hand. That'll make sure water doesn't spray everywhere and the rings don't work loose from normal use.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey Better than expected...
Recently purchase a high efficiency GE washer. I had read reviews that said these newer models cause much more water hammer. Sure enough, it was way more noticeable than our old washer. I saw these and though they looked pretty tiny, I figured I'd give them a try. The package indicated a 60 psi max on the water line to be effective. I'm running 65 to 70 psi but these seemed like the easiest solution and were not expensive. Ya for me, they worked perfectly! Water hammer that could be heard throughout the house has been reduced to just "clicks" that can be heard only in the laundry room. Can't say how they might work for you but they worked better than expected for my situation.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DougB Good product - works
I recently purchased a new LG washing machine but my pipes started hammering something fierce. I installed this item and the problem immediately went away.
April 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TNS Good - But needs low water pressure.
LG washers need to have low water pressure to reduce water hammer. The water valves slam shut very fast. Probably designed for low water pressure. Water pressure regulators worked to solve the high pressure issue with a LG washer. The water pressure to the house is 100psi and we don't have a pressure reducing valve on the water supply line. The water hammer from the washer is very bad. I replaced the water hammer arrestors from HD and that helped for a while. It seems the arrestors will not work with high pressure after a few months. So in checking on-line, this seems to be a common problem with the LG washers. Instead of installing a water pressure regulator on the home water supply, I decide to try these pressure reducers. Great improvement. But the water hammer arrestors were still not working well. But, after having installed the pressure regulators and waiting a month to replace water hammer assrstors, all is well! It seems the water hammer assestors recovered after having 40 psi water pressure for a month. Happy camper!
March 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Ignore the other reviews
I'm mystified by the bad reviews. I came here to specifically write a good review because I love this product. Its the type of product that had me thinking 'wow this thing just works'. When my new HE washer was running before I could hear it two floors away. Now its whisper quiet, almost no sound at all other than water swishing. My washer seemed to really have a strong valve, and slammed that thing shut. I'm thinking that people who this did not work for, perhaps their problem is behind the walls and have pipes actually moving and banging (which this will help reduce their movement) but if the pipes are already not secure just the pressure of water flowing might be shaking them. Installation couldnt be easier.
December 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cmd Does not work!
Got a new washing machine that was causing severe water hammer. Bought this product and installed only to find that it did almost nothing. Problem continued at about 95% of original level.
I definitely would not recomment this device as it simply does not work. I replaced it with the Sioux device for same, and it completely solved the problem.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Water hammer arrester
This product works BUT does not remove the problem completely.
However for the cost you spend VS the benefits you get it totally worth the moneys.
A homeowner should do all he/she can to help prevent future water leaks in the house.
20-30$ for this device is well spent.
November 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 92869 Didn't work for me
Don't know what to say, it did not stop the water hammer effect from our clothes washer. In all fairness, it may just be that the electric valves of the washer are creating a problem too severe to be fixed by using this device.
August 25, 2015