Re: Reduce front load washer vibrations
Most front loaders will do just fine if placed directly on the floor. Where vibrations usually come into play is when the machines are placed on pedestals. We recently replaced our old top loaders with front load machines. In the process of shopping around and learning about the different machines, our quest took us to a dealer/repair shop. It was here that we were told that the #1 complaint about front loaders is vibration, and 100% of those complaints came from owners with their machines on pedestals. This makes perfect sense because the pedestals are not all that structurally sound. Sure, they won't collapse in on themselves and keep the machine from falling over, but because of the drawer, there's no torsional strength, resulting in wobble when the machine goes into it's spin cycles and causing the vibration.
We live in a house that transmits sound and vibration from one end to the other. You can feel the floor flex when someone walks behind you. The old top loader would shake the house like a freight train was rumbling by. The new front loader is not noticeable at all.
My recommendation is if you're having problems with vibrations from a front loader and it's on a pedestal, remove the pedestals. If you've got excessive vibration when it's in direct contact with the floor, then contact the service center, because it shouldn't be that significant. Also, it's important to not that these machines shake and shimmy when they're in spin mode, so you DO NOT want them touching each other, nor do you want them touching a wall. The only thing that it should be touching is the floor with it's own feet.
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