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2015 Quiet Top Loading Washing Machine Buyers Guide

Tax rebate season is almost upon us and that means many people will be heading out to purchase a new washing machine and dryer with those extra dollars. Don't skimp on the important details like picking a washing machine that will be quiet and dependable. Check out our full list of recommended washers and dryers for this year.

It is very important to recognize what your expectations for your laundry room are, because it is likely that your next washer and dryer will last for a decade or more before needing to be replaced again. Picking a noisy or high-vibration washer could mean many years of aggravating noise every time you do laundry. There is good news though about solving vibration problems in washers and dryers. By installing Silent Feet under the appliance, even on a 2nd installation your home can remain a quiet and peaceful place. It is strongly recommended that you install Silent Feet or Anti-Walk Silent Feet vibration isolation pads if you currently have or are planning to purchase any of these models of washing machines.

Recommended Top Loading Washers - Quiet & Minimal Vibration

Traditional Agitator - No models scored highly enough to be recommended

High Efficiency (HE)

Fisher & Paykel AquaSmart WL4227P1

Fisher & Paykel AquaSmart WL4227J1

Frigidaire Affinity FAHE4044M[W]

Frigidaire Affinity FAHE1011M[W]

Kenmore Elite 31623

LG WT1201CV

LG WT5680HVA

LG WT5070C[W]

LG WT1701CV

LG WT1001CW

LG WT1101CW

LG WT4870C[W]

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB980BW

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB880BW - Similar to tested model: Maytag Bravos XL MVWB980BW

Samsung WA56H9000AP

Samsung WA45H7000AW

Samsung WA45H7200AW

Samsung WA48H7400AW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8900BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8500BW - Similar to tested model: Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8900BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8540BW (Lowe's) - Similar to tested model: Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8900BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8500DW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8000BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8100BW

 

Good Top Loading Washers - Quiet & Some Vibration

Traditional Agitator

Amana NTW4700Y[Q]

Frigidaire FFTW1001PW

GE GTWN5650FWS

GE GTWP1800D[WW]

GE GTWN2800D[WW]

GE GTWP2000FWW

Hotpoint HTWP1200D[WW]

Kenmore 2110[2]

Kenmore 20022

Maytag Centennial MVWC300BW

Maytag MVWC200BW

Maytag Centennial MVWC200X[W]

Roper RTW4740Y[Q] (Lowe's)

Speed Queen AWN542

Whirlpool WTW4850BW

 

High Efficiency (HE)

GE Adora GHWN8350DWS (Home Depot)

GE GTWN8250DWS

GE GTWS8650DWS

GE GTWN5550D[WW]

Haier Encore GWT460BW

Kenmore 28102

Kenmore 27102

Kenmore 25102

LG Smart ThinQ WT6001HVA

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB700BW

Maytag Centennial MVWC360A[W]

Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW

Samsung WA50F9A8DSP

Samsung WA50F9A6DSW

Samsung WA50F9A7DSW

Samsung WA400PJHD[WR]

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5800BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5500BW

Whirlpool WTW4900BW

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5700X[W]

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5600X[W]

Whirlpool Cabrio WTW5640X[ ] (Lowe's)

 

Poor Top Loading Washers - Noisy & Moderate to Severe Vibration

Traditional Agitator

Hotpoint HTWP1400FWW

Kenmore 22102

Kenmore 23102

 

High Efficiency (HE)

Maytag Centennial MVWC555DW

Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW

Maytag Bravos X MVWX600BW

Maytag Bravos X MVWX500BW

Staber HXW2304

Whirlpool WTW5000DW

 

Even if your top loading washing machine isn't listed here as having vibration issues it still needs vibration isolation pads if it is installed on a 2nd floor or joist constructed floor.  This is because over time, vibrations caused by repetitive use of a clothes washer's spin cycle will cause the joints of wooden floor supports to separate and wear.  Washing machine manufacturers know this and all of them recommend the use of a vibration isolator pad like Silent Feet for these installations.  Don't risk long term damage and costly repairs to your home, make the investment in Silent Feet vibration pads for your laundry room today and rest easier knowing you're protected.

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