Washing machine vibrates
It is quite normal for a washing machine to vibrate a little during the spin cycle. However, they can also vibrate too much, causing a nuisance. They move from their place and produce a lot of noise. Not only does it bother you, but your neighbors as well. Want to know more about vibrating washing machines? We are happy to tell you all about it!
Why do washing machines vibrate
They vibrate during the spin cycle because the drum spins at a high speed. The laundry in it accumulates and causes the weight in the drum to be unevenly distributed. This causes the machine to shake even harder.
So a vibrating washing machine is perfectly normal, up to a point. Do you feel that your washing machine is doing this too violently? Then you’ve come to the right place with this article. Here you can read all about why your washing machine is vibrating so much and how to solve it.
Washing machines that vibrate less
Are you looking for a new washing machine that doesn’t vibrate as much, for example because you like to do your laundry at night? Then check out the washing machines below. How hard a washing machine vibrates is determined by its RPM. This indicates how many rounds the drum makes per minute. Vibration absorbers and rubber feet can ensure that washing machines at high rpm vibrate little. This ensures that your laundry is properly dry, but that your washing machine stays where you have put it. For this we look at the noise level; this indicates in decibels how much noise the machine produces, which is an indication of the number of vibrations.
What is the solution for a vibrating washing machine
A vibrating washing machine can be very annoying. Fortunately, we have the solution to this problem! We would like to take you through the different solutions one by one:
Make sure it is level
This is the most common cause of this problem and fortunately it is easily solved! With a spirit level you can first check whether the device is horizontal or not. Then you can turn the legs under the washing machines to straighten the machine. Do these not do enough, for example because you live in an old house with a sloping floor? Then you can place something under the feet.
Uneven loading of the washing machine
One time you run a small laundry, and the next time you stuff the drum completely full. It all seems harmless but nothing is further from the truth. Washing with an empty machine can throw the washing machine out of balance, while an overloaded one can cause damage – resulting in vibration. Therefore, try to stick to the fill weight (capacity) your washing machine is made for.
Clamp the washing machine
Another solution is to clamp the washing machine. You can do this by placing the machine in a closet or alcove or by putting your dryer on top of it. This way it will be a lot harder for it to move from its place.
Install vibration dampers
If the above options don’t work, you can look further into vibration dampers. These are rubber caps that you place under the legs of the washing machine to curb the noise. They also keep the washing machine in place.
Before you buy vibration isolators, it is good to know that they are not suitable for every surface. Is your washing machine standing on a hard surface, such as a dump floor, tiles or a concrete floor? Then you can feel free to install vibration dampers.
But for a wooden floor, parquet, laminate or carpet, vibration dampers are not suitable. These surfaces also provide enough damping to counteract the vibrations and noise. Also, if your washing machine is on rubber feet or in a drip tray, vibration dampers are not suitable.