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I have a pair of speakers which are wired to the A/V receiver using about 50 feet

of 16 gauge speaker wire (Monster cable brand).


The wire goes up one wall from the A/V receiver, through the attic and down another

wall to the speakers. These are my rear surround speakers. The Washer and Dryer

are on the other side of the wall where these speakers are located.


Whenever I am using the speakers, and washing clothes at the same time, the speakers

will produce a pop. The pop occurs everytime the washer switches between its

modes of operation during a wash cycle (ie. spinning, watering, etc...).


How do I correct this without relocating the speakers? I suspect the popping occurs

because the speaker wire acts as a capacitor which is charged/discharged by the

electrical cables which provide power to the washer. Or could it be noise which

is introduced (by the washer's electrical feed circuit)into the electrical circuit that

powers my A/V receiver?


Thanks

Jorge.
 

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Make sure the washer is properly grounded?

Run the speaker wire through metal conduit(and ground it)?

Wear dirty clothes and enjoy a movie?
 

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I have tested the AC electrical outlet for the washer

and it is properly grounded.


It would be very costly for me to add the metal conduit, as

I would probably have to knock down a section of a wall to

do it.


Also, as I stated in my original post, I know that the

washer is causing the problem. However, I am not sure

that my theories of HOW it is causing the problem are

accurate. Any ideas on how to determine the root cause?


Thanks!

HobbieMan
 

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You could try a long extension cord, just to see if the moving the powersource to the washer makes a difference. It sounds like it's the timer contacts on the washer. Perhaps they are dirty and causing an arc that is contributing to the interference or causing a surge in current. Hopefully the wires aren't laying against water pipes or other hardware in the wall.


Time for a new washer? :rolleyes:


Terry
 
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