Why do washing machines vibrate?
They vibrate during the spin cycle because the drum is rotating at a high speed. The laundry in it accumulates and causes the weight in the drum to be unevenly distributed.
So, shaking is perfectly normal, up to a point. Do you think your washing machine is doing this too violently? Then this article is for you. It tells you everything you need to know about why your washing machine is shaking so much and how to fix it.
Washers that vibrate less
Are you looking for a new washing machine that doesn’t vibrate as much, for example, because you like to wash at night? Then check out the washing machines below. How loudly 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 still vibrate little. This ensures that your laundry dries well, but stays where you have put it. To find out, we look at the noise level, which is an indication of the amount of vibration the machine makes in decibels.
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 them. Do they not do enough, for example because you live in an old house with a sloping floor? You can then place something under the feet.
Uneven loading of the washing machine
One time you may be running a small load, and the next you may be stuffing the drum. It all seems to be in order, but nothing could be further from the truth. Washing with an empty machine can throw the machine out of balance, while an overloaded one can cause damage – resulting in vibration. Therefore, try to stick to the fill weight (capacity) that your washing machine is designed for.
Set up the washing machine
Another solution is to set up the washing machine with a clamp. You can do this by placing the appliance in a cabinet or alcove, or by putting your dryer on top of it. If the above options do not work, you may want to consider using vibration dampers. These are rubber caps that you place under the legs of the washing machine to reduce noise. They also help keep the washing machine in place.
Before purchasing vibration dampers, note that they are not suitable for all surfaces. Is your washing machine on a hard surface, such as a poured floor, tiles or a concrete floor?
But wooden floors, parquet, laminate or carpeted floors are not suitable for the use of vibration dampers. This is because these surfaces also provide enough damping to counteract the vibrations and noise. Also, if your washer is on rubber feet or in a drip pan, vibration dampers are not suitable.