Quiet down your washing machine
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Clean the floor under the pads.
Then stick the adhesive discs
to the floor. Apply the primer
to the pads and press them
onto the discs. Lift the washer
back into place, locating the
feet in the pad recesses.
It seems counterintuitive, but if your washer still vibrates even after being leveled, the solution is not to bolt it to the floor. That'll just make more noise. Instead of
connecting the washer to the floor, you want to
isolate it from the floor. The washer's rubber
feet are supposed to do that. Unfortunately, at
high spin speeds, they don't do a very good job.
That's where vibration isolation/dampening
pads come in. Installers use these heavy-duty
rubber pads under furnaces and blowers. One
company makes a pad specifically for front-loading
washing machines. The puck-shaped
pads made by Good Vibrations Inc. get good reviews. You can buy a set of
four from gviinc.net.
Installing the pads is a three-step process,
and you'll need a helper for lifting the
machine. Start by lifting each corner of the
machine and slipping a pad under each foot.
Mark each pad location on the floor. Then lift
the washer out of the way so you can apply the
adhesive discs and mount the pads to the floor