Washing machine vibration dampers
Does your washing machine vibrate too much during spinning? This is very annoying. This can cause the washing machine to move from its place and become a nuisance. Vibrating washing machines make a lot of noise, sometimes so loud that even your neighbors are bothered! Vibration dampers are the solution to your problem. Read all about it on this page.
What are vibration dampers
Vibration dampers are rubber or plastic caps that you place under the legs of the washing machine. This reduces vibration, making the washing machine less likely to move from its place and less noisy. You always buy vibration dampers in a set of 4, so you can put one under each leg. They are universal, so you don’t need to buy special dampers for your specific washing machine. You can use vibration dampers for your washing machine, dishwasher and dryer.
Before you buy vibration dampers, it is good to know that they are not suitable for every floor. Does your washing machine have a hard surface, such as a poured 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. This is because this surface provides enough damping to reduce the sound. Also, if the legs under your washing machine are made of rubber or your washing machine is in a drip tray, vibration dampers are not suitable.
The best anti-vibration mounts
Are you looking for vibration dampers? The dampers you’ll find below reduce the noise your washing machine makes, and keep it in place. Note that they all come in a set of 4, so you only need to add one product to your cart.
Why washing machines vibrate
A washing machine that vibrates loudly can be very annoying. Nobody likes that noise, but it’s also no fun having to push the machine back every time – it won’t do your floor much good either. Washing machines vibrate mainly during the spin cycle. This is because the drum spins at a high speed. The laundry in it accumulates and causes the weight in the machine to be unevenly distributed. This will cause the washing machine to vibrate harder and produce more noise.
A vibrating washing machine is perfectly normal, up to a point. Do you feel that your washing machine is doing this too violently? Then read on quickly.
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How to make sure your washing machine makes less noise
There are several ways to dampen the noise and vibration of your washing machine. Go through them all and figure out which solution is possible for you.
Level your washing machine
The most common cause of a vibrating washing machine, is the fact that it is not leveled properly. You can easily check with a level whether your washing machine is level or not. Is this not the case? Then you can turn the legs of your washing machine to level it.
Uneven loading of the washing machine
It may seem harmless to run a small wash one time and then stuff the machine full the next – but nothing could be further from the truth. An empty washing machine can unbalance the appliance, while an overfilled drum can be harmful to the washing machine – and that can cause vibrations in the long run. Therefore, try to stick to the fill weight (capacity) of your washing machine.
Clamp the washing machine
If the washing machine has no room to move, it cannot vibrate either. You can clamp the washing machine by placing your dryer on top of it or by placing the washing machine in an alcove or cabinet.
Install anti-vibration mounts
Finally, you can place vibration dampers under the washing machine. These catch the vibrations and reduce the noise considerably. Higher up in this article you can read all about vibration dampers.