Our problem is the whining noise we hear when our Menell shower temperature is turned on with temperature setting at hot. The noise can only be silenced by turning the temperature setting down to almost cold. After talking to a plumber on the phone, I was advised to try turning down the mains water supply tap somewhat. Unfortunately this has now introduced a different problem – every time we turn off a cold tap or the low cistern turns off the water supply, there is a loud cluncking sound. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
I think the plumber’s advice was not bad, but clearly you are still have some noise issues. You should check out our website’s post on this topic of plumbing noises and solutions. But let me weigh in here on your problem briefly. The combination of water pressure and air can make for a symphony of sounds. So you might want to just recalibrate everything by turning off the water pressure at the main entirely. Drain all of your existing water in your pipes and then turn on your water again. Hopefully that gets the problem under control.
Our automatic dishwasher (that we never use) was used by a house sitter while we were on vacation. The guest stopped the cycle mid way through because he stated it was leaking out the front. Now the machine has old water in it with some food and it smells awful…how do I get rid of the water?
The piping of the dish washer is connected to a garbage disposal that is new and has given us no problems whatsoever since it’s installation. Should I run a quick cycle on the dishwasher and run the disposal at the same time?
You need to restart a cycle to purge the existing water out of the unit. Make sure you run your garbage disposal prior to re-starting to make certain there is not blockage of food particles preventing the water from properly drain from the dishwasher. Put dishwashing soap in your unit and run a couple of cycles. Set each cycle on hot in order to maximize the sanitization.