Why do pipes vibrate when dishwasher is filling with water?

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April 19, 2007 10:47PM

It's simply the pressure of the water. Mine do the same thing. There is nothing wrong with the pipes. Once a month I use either a box of baking soda, or bathroom scum cleaner and let my washing machine go through a full cycle. This gets ride of any built-up soaps or fabric softeners. Often the vibration and 'water hammers' are due to air in the pipes. The other thing to check out is piping vibrating against the joists.