Some sounds we must learn to live with, but the vibrating noise that can come from a washing machine does not have to be tolerated. For that reason, an experienced troubleshooter should become familiar with a whole list of ways for putting an end to that unwanted noise (vibrations from a working washer).
Ask these 4 questions- let the answers guide your problem-solving approach
Is the washer’s load balanced? Were any bulky items spread across the bottom of the tub? If some bulky item was too small to be spread like that, were some other items placed on the opposite side of the tub, so that the two objects would balance each other out?
Is the machine level? Use a leveling tool, in order to answer that question. If the floor is not level, use the washer’s feet to adjust the distance from the base of each corner to the floor under the machine’s 4 feet.
Is the floor sturdy? If possible, add a floor support. Alternatively, you may care to search online for a set of instructions, which can be used to make a type of baffling device. If you do not feel capable of making such a device, you will have to pay a professional to fix the floor.
Are the washer and dryer stacked on one another? If that is the case, make sure that the connection between the two appliances appears quite secure.
Do not assume that some part has malfunctioned. Many large machines vibrate when they are carrying out their intended function. Even some large pieces of laboratory equipment need an anti-vibration device. You might need to talk with an appliance repair expert in Guelph to ensure more stability.
2 other things to try
Consider buying some anti-vibrations pads. You can pick from two different styles. One style looks like a rubber mat; it is large enough to cover all of the floor space underneath the washing machine. The other style takes the form or smaller pads, each of which goes under one of the washer’s feet.
If you have experimented with each of the strategies listed above, and you found that none of them produced the desired result, then you will need to get in touch with an expert in the field of laundry appliances. Make it clear that you do not want to pay someone to take a 2nd try at a strategy that you have already employed.
Still, you have to consider how thoroughly you have tested any one strategy. Did you perform just a single test? If that is the case, it may make sense to have a professional technician experiment with some of the approaches that did not work for you in the past.