Best ways to reduce noise from your washing machine
Previously a washing machine was considered as a luxury house hold item, now it’s a necessity for everyone’s home. Machines are designed to reduce human effort in every way; washing machines are one of these developments that have been devised to reduce human effort when washing laundry. They stir the water, wash and spin when in the switched on state. However, when the machine is washing clothes it can sometimes create a lot of noise which can be clanking, banging or high intensity vibrating, which could drive you crazy! Because of this you could opt to buy a new washing machine from Tesco Directwhich is the finest among all of them.
If your monthly budget doesn’t permit that, you could pay some more attention to your old one and you can use these tips to reduce washing machine noise:
Remove any loose items: if you hear some clanking or jiggling sounds, check the drum for free items such as coins, buttons, paper clips or other small items.
Take out some clothes from drum: if you filled the drum with lot of clothing that could result to high intensity vibration because of the imbalance of the drum when in contact with internal mechanism.
Add some clothes to drum: if you hear the thrashing sound while it spins then add more clothes to the load, this could be because of an imbalance between mass and momentum. The momentum means that the speed of drum must match with the quantity of clothes.
Maintain a complete ground level: A washing machine creates a high vibrating sound when it is not completely level. The intensity of vibration increases as the speed of spin increase.
Insulate the sides: sometimes, your completely level washing machine can also create an irritating vibration, to reduce this you could insulate the space around. Use the sound absorbing foam to insulate the machine, which should soften the sound. You can use the ‘vibe away’ pads which are shock absorbing pads made from recycled car tyres; these pads are especially designed for this purpose. These pads are 1mm square and 20mm thick and can be cut to desire sizes with appropriate tools. If your washing machine still makes lot of noise you can double the thickness of pads.
Redistribute the clothes evenly: when clothes shift to one side of drum to the other it creates a banging sound, balance the clothes each side evenly
Reinforce panels: sometimes loose panels shake during the usual spins. Check the panel and tap the panel down to avoid vibration and to decrease the noise level.
Inspect the drum: examine the drum for damage and remove the belt. Try to spin the drum with your hands and see still it comes in contact with the internal system. If drum is damaged install a new drum. Check drive belt for cracks or wear outs and change it if necessary.
Check for loose panels: inspect the washing machine’s panels carefully and check out if there are any loose panels. Tighten the screws of the panels into correct location on washing machine, for missing screws use noise dampening tape.
Take help of a pro: if the noise still persists, then it’s time to call in for some professional help. There is a chance that the machine might require service.
Simon Clark has passion to write on Travel, Home Improvement and Home appliances you can reach him at @travelplex.