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Quiet washing machine

A washing machine is considered "quiet" when it produces less than 71dB of noise. This noise level is comparable to the volume of a normal conversation between two people. Looking for a quiet washing machine? We have listed the best silent washing machines of 2024 for you below. Take a look now!

Quiet washing machine

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October

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Yannick

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What is a quiet washing machine? 

A quiet washing machine is a type of washing machine that is designed to produce as little noise as possible. Washing machines make a lot of noise by nature, especially during the spin cycle. This is when the drum of the washing machine, which holds the laundry, spins at high speed to squeeze as much water out of the laundry as possible. The faster the drum spins during the spin, the drier your laundry will be. This rapid rotation causes vibrations, and that can make a lot of noise.

A quiet washing machine is designed to create less vibration during the wash. This makes them much quieter than other washing machines. Of course, silent washing machines also make noise, but the inconvenience is much less.

The noise level of a washing machine is indicated in decibels (dB) under the specification ‘spin noise level’. So this indicates how much noise the washing machine makes when it produces the best vibration – during the spin.

Best quiet washing machines of 2024

The technology behind quiet washing machines is getting better, and as a result you have a wider range of low noise washing machines to choose from. With such a huge range of washing machines on offer, we understand that you might not be able to see the wood for the trees. If you’re simply looking for the best silent washing machine of 2024, you’ve come to the right place! In the following list, you’ll find the best washing machines in the categories quiet and very quiet. In making this selection, we have compared many different washing machines, including the noise level of the spin cycle – but also the fill weight, spin speed, number of different wash programs, energy class, and customer ratings.

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Best quiet washing machine

The Samsung WF45R6100AP high-efficiency front load washing machine looks great with its platinum exterior finish. The 4.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity is just right for you and your family. It has a left swing, round metal door and surface measurements of 31.4 inches deep, 38.75 inches high and 27 inches wide at just 201 lbs. The standard width along with being stackable will allow you to place this machine in many different home layouts. You can pair it with matching Samsung dryers: DVG45R6100P (gas) or DVE45R6100P (electric), both sold separately. Power efficient with a Tier I Energy Efficiency Rating, consuming only 80kWh per year. Impressive! The maximum spin speed is 1200 revolutions per minute (RPM). It includes 10 different wash cycles: Bedding, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Permanent Press, Rinse & Spin, Sanitize, Speed Wash, and Whites. On top of this machine’s many different features is the steam function, which provides powerful stain removal without the need for pretreatment. Self Clean+ keeps your washer drum fresh and clean, while Smart Care allows for easy troubleshooting from the convenience of your smartphone. The GE VERT Plus Technology which reduces noise and vibration allows for an overall quieter wash. The Swirl + Drum interior improves the drum pattern and lets the water flow more quickly and therefore limiting excess moisture. The Closet Depth Fit3 provides space-saving design, great for flexible installation in any laundry space. The ADA Compliant4, AUI, Braille accessibility feature, allows easy use of this machine for more people. 5 Temperature Levels for the ideal temperature to wash your clothes gently and thoroughly. Other features include adjustable legs, control lock, control sounds on/off, cycle status indicator, delay start, door window, end-of-cycle signal, remote diagnostics, water heater and more. The Samsung WF45R6100AP comes with hoses and a power cord. The matching pedestal WE402NP can be bought separately.
With a beautiful white exterior that would look good in many rooms, the LG WM3400CW front load washer fits right in your home. A large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. allows you to put in more laundry at one time, reducing the need to do more loads. It’s stackable, so you can pair it with your favorite LG dryer, sold separately or put it on top of the LG SideKick Pedestal Washer, also sold separately. Measuring 30.25 inches deep, 39 inches high and 27 inches wide at only 187.4 lbs., this washer can be placed in smaller laundry spaces or second floor closets. It has a left swing glass door that allows you to see inside. The LG WM3400CW washing machine has an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier II and consumes only 100kWH per year of energy with a maximum spin speed of 1300 revolutions per hour (RPM). The 8 wash cycle options give you enough choices without making things complicated. Choose from Bedding, Cold, Delicates, Extra Rinse, Heavy Duty, Normal, Permanent Press, Prewash, Rinse & Spin, Speed Wash, Towels and Sheets, and Tub Clean. It doesn’t come with a steam function, but instead offers a trove of other amazing features. The special LG 6Motion technology uses 6 different wash motions, from scrubbing power to a gentle swing ensuring your clothes are cleaned effectively but gently. The LG TrueBalance anti-vibration system is designed to reduce the noise made by your washing machine, so you could enjoy a quiet time before the cycle finishes. Because this washer is made to be compatible with the LG Smart Diagnosis app, if you ever have a problem with your machine, you can avoid a call to the customer service center by troubleshooting yourself. The SenseClean system sets the water level automatically based on the weight of your laundry. What’s more, you also get standard features like adjustable legs, control lock, delay start, end of cycle signal, and spin speed option. The LG washer dryer stacking kit (model # KSTK1) is not included.
The MHW5630HW front load washer from the Maytag Corporation holds up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry. It’s space saving because it is stackable, so you can pair it with a dryer of your choice. The measurements are 31.31 inches deep, 38.63 inches high and 27 inches wide with a total weight of 210 lbs. The exterior is covered with either a white or metallic slate finish. The square left swing glass door is fashionable and allows you to peer inside the machine with interior light. With a stainless-steel drum, your washer is low-maintenance and prevents your clothes from getting caught. Save money and electricity. This machine is Energy Star Rated and just consumes 86kWH of power per year. Dry your clothes faster with a maximum spin speed of 1160 revolutions per minute (RPM), allowing the laundry to come out with less moisture. The Steam function sanitizes your laundry while dissolving dirt and grime gently. You have an abundance of choice with 10 wash cycle options. If you’re in a hurry, the Quick Wash Cycle can clean a small load within 15 minutes. Throw that load in a Maytag dryer with the Quick Dry Cycle (sold separately) and your clothes will be ready in no time. If you can’t remove the load from the washer after a cycle right away, the 12-Hour Fresh Spin option keeps your laundry soft and free from wrinkles until you’re back. If you found additional laundry you need to wash, Late Add allows you to stop the machine mid-cycle and throw in additional articles of clothing. Keep your washing machine clean and hygienic by running the AFFRESH cycle every 30 washes using the AFFRESH Washer Cleaner tablet or simply a liquid chlorine bleach. The Heavy Duty Cycle provides effective dirt and stain removal. Give it an extra oomph with the Extra Power Button which provides the most powerful cleaning in the industry. In addition to the special Maytag features, other functions include control lock, cycle status indicator and front control. The Maytag MHW5630HW front load washer comes with hoses and a power cord.
Your search for your next washing machine ends with the Electrolux EFLS627UIW front load washer. Generously sized with a total maximum capacity of 4.4 cu. ft., it allows you to wash more clothes with less loads. The exterior is coated in chic colors of either Titanium or a classic White. Even with a large capacity, this washing machine only measures 32 inches deep, 38 inches high and 27 inches wide and weighs 237 lbs. allowing you the luxury of placing it in smaller laundry spaces. Put in on top of the optional Electrolux pedestal storage drawer (Model # EPWD257UTT) to raise the height and provide you more laundry storage space. Save even more space in the laundry room by pairing it with your preferred Electrolux Dryer, because it is also stackable. The reversible round door gives you the flexibility to place it in different room configurations. This washer is Energy Star and CEE certified with an Energy Efficiency Tier II rating. It’s impressively economical, only consuming 85kWH per year. The maximum spin speed runs at 1300 RPM. With the Perfect Steam feature, your clothes get extra thorough cleaning by gently lifting dirt from the bottom up. Finding missing articles of clothing is solved with the Luxury-Design interior lighting. This machine also gives you the option of 10 different wash cycles, including the 15-minute Fast Wash, and 5 Soil and Spin cycles. Enjoy exciting Electrolux features such as the SmartBoost technology which premixes your detergent and water before the cycle to enhance its cleaning power and Stain Soak which premixes the detergent, water and stain remover to create a potent cleaning solution. The world’s first Adaptive Dispenser accepts any type of detergent: powder, liquid and even pods. This washer has Automatic Water Level Adjustment, so it reduces water waste. The Delay Start feature allows you to start a cycle when it’s the most convenient for you. More features await when you buy this amazing washing machine. The Electrolux EFLS627UIW comes with a power cord.
The GE GFW550SPNDG front load washer comes in the gorgeous color of Diamond Gray. The large 4.8 cu. ft. capacity is perfect to wash more clothes at once, saving you lots of time. Weighing just 246 lbs., with measurements of 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, this beautiful machine will fit in many laundry spaces and closets. Place it wherever you please because the glass door is reversible, giving you a lot of flexibility in placement. Stack it with your favorite GE dryer and save even more space. This machine is energy efficient, with an EER of Tier I, consuming only 158kWh per year. Dry your clothes faster because it comes with a maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM. A variety of choice is available to you with 10 wash cycles, from your delicates to heavy, bulky bedding. When you’re in a hurry, the 20-minute Quick Wash cycle will be there to save you. Sanitize with Oxi is a dedicated cycle designed to remove 99% of common bacteria by mixing an Oxi additive with your detergent, boosting its cleaning power. It doesn’t come with a steam function but makes up for it with a trove of awesome GE exclusive features. Let’s start with the UltraFresh vent system with OdorBlock. This function eliminates excess moisture in your machine to help prevent odors and bacterial growth, so your washer stays fresh and clean. Moreover, the Microban antibacterial technology is build into the parts like the gasket, dispenser and draining system, further protecting you and your family from harmful germs. Dynamic Balancing Technology (dBT™) is GE’s patented, time saving technology that senses and rebalances uneven loads during a spin cycle, providing a quieter wash. The GE GFW550SPNDG is perfect for a modern, smart-home and can be controlled with an app in your phone because it is Wi-Fi ready. This machine is also ADA-compliant, allowing more people to use it freely. No additional items included.

What to look out for when buying a quiet washing machine?

The noise level can be very important when you are buying a new washing machine, but of course there are more things to look out for. Here are our tips:

Fill Weight

The fill weight indicates the capacity of the washing machine; how many pounds of laundry will fit in the drum. If you are looking for a quiet washing machine, it is best to go for one with the amount of fill weight that suits your household. If it’s a one to two person household, then a quiet 6kg or 7kg machine is best. If you have 3 or 4 people, an 8kg machine would be better. If you have a household of 5 or more, you should look for machines with a 9kg or 10kg load.

Energy Rating

The energy rating of a washing machine was formerly known as the energy label, and it indicates how energy efficient a washing machine is. If you want an energy-efficient washing machine, it’s best to choose a model of energy class A, B or C. An energy-efficient washing machine is often more expensive to buy, but it saves you money in use because it keeps your energy bills low. In addition, an A-rated washing machine is also the best choice for the environment.

RPM

The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum spins during the spin. The more rounds it makes, the drier your laundry will come out of the machine. In addition, the RPM can also be an indication of the noise level, but these are not necessarily linked. There are also washing machines that run at very high speeds (1400 rpm or more) that are also quiet. If you want your laundry to be as dry as possible and make as little noise as possible, look for a quiet washing machine with a rotational speed of 1400 rpm (rounds per minute) or more. Most quiet washers run at 1400 rpm, but there are also quiet washers that run at 1600 rpm.

Ease of Use

There is a lot of technology available today that makes it easier for you to wash. These include a load sensor, delayed start, add wash, a self-cleaning detergent drawer, automatic detergent dosing and control via an app. Do you think you can benefit from all this while doing your laundry? Then make sure your new silent washing machine incorporates this technology.

Wash programs

There are an infinite number of different wash programs, and every washing machine offers different ones. If you need a specific wash cycle, for example, due to the composition of your household, make sure that the washing machine you buy actually offers that wash cycle. There are special programs for delicate fabrics, stains, sportswear, baby clothes, extra hygienic washing and shirts, among others. Which programmes should your new washing machine feature?

Different noise levels of washing machines

Do you want to know when a washing machine is ‘loud’, ‘normal’, or ‘quiet’? We’re here to answer that question. Washing machines are rated in decibels (dB for short). The following chart explains how the different sound levels are distinguished and which sound level is appropriate for which situation.

Loud sound level’

Washers that produce 78 dB or more of noise during spinning are considered “loud” washers. These are fine machines to put in the shed or attic, but it is not recommended to wash with them if they are in the house and someone is sleeping.

Sound level ‘normal’

Most washing machines have this sound level. This is where the spin reaches between 74 dB and 77 dB. Again, you don’t want to turn these machines on when you want to sleep. Ideally, you should put it in the attic, but an enclosed kitchen or bathroom will do.

Silent noise level

Silent washing machines produce between 72 dB and 73 dB during spinning. A quiet washing machine can therefore be turned on at night, so that you can get your laundry out of the drum the next morning. You can also put a quiet washing machine in an open kitchen or next to a bedroom.

Extra Quiet

These machines are quieter than quiet, producing a maximum of 71 dB! Therefore, you could possibly put these washing machines in an office, or in a studio apartment. You can also feel free to turn them on when you go to sleep.

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Yannick

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