Noise level!! As I indicated in another question, I just bought this and have used it a couple of...
As I indicated in another question, I just bought this and have used it a couple of times. It gets my clothes clean, which of course is the main thing, but when it goes into its first "wash" cycle, it sounds like someone is strangling a goose! My friend couldn't believe it, and suggested leveling the legs.
I checked, they were off a few degrees, so I got down and screwed the front two legs down a half-inch or so, and then it was perfectly level in all directions. So, I tried to do another load, and assumed the goose was gone.
Well, he was still there!! As loud as ever!!
I went onto "youtube" and found a video of a similar model made by GE (Hotpoint is owned by GE, apparently), and it showed the whole cycle of that model. It too made a grunting sound during the first wash phase, but it was hard to determine exactly how loud it was, as the camera was directly above it.
Does anyone know if there is any other adjustment that can be made so this poor goose (and I) won't suffer so much?? Will it ever go away?? If not, any suggestions as to an agitator-type model that is quieter? I know the high efficiency ones like LG are quieter, but there seem to be problems with cleaning quilts, etc.
Any advice or assistance is greatly appreciated!