I live in an apartment complex with a community washer and dryer. The laundry room is located on my floor, and it is right down the hall from my apartment.
At times, when someone is running the washer I can hear a loud banging noise. I thought it was because the machine was sitting on concrete and right next to a brick wall, so I did not think anything of it.
I assumed that the washing machine vibration was a result of poor maintenance. I called my landlord and asked if he could have washing machine vibration inspected by a mechanic.
Like any landlord, he ignored my request because he was trying to cut back on expenses. Because of this, the washing machine continued to make more and more noise.
I worked from home, so it was almost impossible for me to concentrate on my work with the loud banging noise coming from down the hall. I decided to try and find some sort of solution to this problem. My neighbors all agreed that the noises were intolerable to deal with, so I was designated the position to find a way to fix our problem.
I looked online for what could be the cause of the banging noise. I found that it is a result of the pads being worn down. Because the pads are no longer thick, the machine vibrates directly against the floor and wall.
The only solution to me was to replace those worn out pads. I knew the landlord would never purchase a new machine, so if I was able to offer him a lower cost alternative, then I would have a better chance of having him fund the purchase.
I called numerous appliance stores and inquired about potential solutions. I was told that I should look into a product called Silent Feet to solve my problem. I had never really heard of the product, so I decided to look into what it could do for us.
I found that it is an industry leader with its service. I also found that installation was simple and the prices were extremely affordable.
I contacted my landlord and showed him the information I had found. Because the product was extremely affordable, he decided it was worth the risk to try it out.
Once they were installed, I never had to worry about hearing the washing machine vibration again. It worked out perfectly for our washing machine.