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  • Samsung Vibration Reduction Technology Review

    Customers wanting to install their washing machine on a second level or nearer to their living spaces and closets have finally had their prayers answered with Samsung's new Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) system.  Using a combination of suspension springs and supporting shock cylinders the system is designed to reduce the noise and vibration from unbalanced loads.

    Samsung Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT)
    Samsung Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT)

    "Many customers are first-time front load washing machine purchasers and typically are unaware of the vibration and noise issues of conventional front-loading machines.  Samsung has a compelling solution to this common annoyance for consumers and provides them with a stylish design to complement their homes," said Jeff Armstrong, Senior Marketing Manager of Samsung Home Appliances.

    Samsung claims that in tests involving unbalanced loads, Samsung's VRT washing machines offered the lowest levels of vibration and noise from all the front-loading washers that they tested.  But, those tests were conducted internally by Samsung.  So, the question now is how does the technology really stack up for customers.  Samsung's VRT technology has been available for almost 3 years so the results are finally available and it's looking good for Samsung.

    The Good

    Form and function come together to create a stylish and very functional washing machine.  Many reviews have noted that even when washing large bedding and towels there was very little vibration and noise from their Samsung VRT washer.  Customers have even noted that that vibration reduction extends to washing pet beds, shoes, hockey gear, football pads and bath mats. (Source: Consumer Reports Reviews for Samsung VRT Washers)

    Samsung VRT washing machines are offered in a variety of colors to add style and flair to your home.  Their currently color line includes Tango Red, Onyx Blue, Stratus Gray, and Neat White.  The color finish quality is excellent which means that you don't have to hide your washer and dryer in a closet or utility anymore.  The washer and dryer are now quickly becoming a status symbol and a decor piece and Samsung has capitalized on this.

    Superior wash quality has not been sacrificed.  Almost no complaints have been found for the cleaning abilities of Samsung VRT washers.  Whites

    Form and Function in Harmony

    Form and Function in Harmony

    really do come out whiter and colors are gently washed preserving both the fabric and the brightness.  Stainless steel washer drums and steam cleaning options combined with SilverCare technology produce clean and fresh smelling clothes load after load.

    The Bad

    Like many front-loading washers, the cycle time on Samsung's VRT machines is longer than top-loading machines.  This is a typical trade off that allows the washers to conserve water, clean more gently and leave clothes dryer following the spin cycle.  A typical wash cycle takes around 90 minutes.

    Mold and mildew have plagued front-loading washers since they first arrived on the market.  It is important that you leave the washer door open following use to allow for excess moisture to evaporate.  It is also recommended to run a load on steam cycle with 1-2 cups of vinegar to clear up mold, mildew and mineral build-up once per month.

    The price of these washing machines has also been significantly higher than similar front-loading units on the market.  But, the combination of features, quality, low vibration and reduced noise has kept the Samsung VRT washers at the top of the review charts for the past few years.  You get what you pay for and for an expected price of between $900 and $1500 their is a big decision to make before investing in a Samsung VRT washer.

    Overall Review

    Samsung has producing a winning combination of features in their Vibration Reduction Technology washing machines.  Customers looking for a  solid, reliable, practical and beautiful washing machine for a second floor laundry room or living space installation need look no further.  Samsung does note that their VRT system does not completely eliminate vibration and an anti-vibration pad like Silent Feet from The Vibration Solution are still a necessary add on.  If you're looking for a new front-loading washing machine and you want the best appliance on the market, leave the LG, Maytag, Whirlpool and other brands at the store and bring home a Samsung VRT washing machine today.  3 years of positive customer feedback proves that it is a wise and worthwhile purchase to make.

  • The Complete Guide to Clothes Dryer Noise 2010

    While it is well known that many washing machines are noisy and vibrate, not many products have been designed to help quiet your washer's long term companion, the clothes dryer.  The modern tumble dryer handles larger loads and drys faster than previous versions thanks to numerous improvements in drying technologies.  However, little has been done to reduce the overall noise caused by the dryer.  An off balance or large load of clothes in the dryer can cause some seriously annoying levels of noise and thumping sounds.  Just like your washing machine, a dryer rests on stiff metal and plastic adjustable feet transmit this noise directly to the floor and then throughout your home.  But you don't have to listen to all that racket any longer, because the same Silent Feet Anti-Vibration pads that work on your washer can also be installed on your dryer.

    In addition to silencing the noise transfer to your home, Silent Feet will raise the height of your dryer making it easier to load and unload.  If you've installed Silent Feet under your washing machine, it's best to get a second set for you dryer to keep them both at the same height.  Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet will also help stop prevent walking and unwanted movement on dryers.  The following gas and electric dryers have been shown in laboratory tests to have high levels of noise and would benefit from the installation of a anti-vibration isolation pad like Silent Feet.

    Electric Dryers with Noise Problems

    Amana NED4800V

    GE DRSR483EG

    GE DTSR495EF

    GE Profile DPSE810EG

    Fisher & Paykel DE62TG1

    Fisher & Paykel DEGX2

    Kenmore 6952

    Maytag Centennial MEDC500V

    Miele Touchtronic T9800

    Staber HXD2304E

    Gas Dryers with Noise Problems

    Amana NGD4800V

    Fisher & Paykel DG62TG1

    Fisher & Paykel DGGX2

    GE Profile DPSE810GG

    GE DRSR483GG

    GE DRSR495GG

    Kenmore 7952

    Maytag Centennial MGDC500V

    Miele Touchtronic T9820

    Staber HXD2304G

    Whirlpool WGD5700V

    Recommended Low Noise Electric Dryers

    GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC

    Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674

    Kenmore Elite HE5 Steam 8772

    Kenmore Oasis Steam 6808

    LG DLE2516

    LG DLE5955

    LG SteamDryer DLEX3001

    LG Tromm DLE8377

    Maytag 5000 Series Steam MEDE500V

    Samsung Steam DV448AE

    Whirlpool Duet Steam WED9600T

    Recommended Low Noise Gas Dryers

    GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC

    Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 9674

    Kenmore Elite HE5 Steam 9772

    Kenmore Oasis Steam 7808

    LG DLG2516

    LG DLG5955

    LG SteamDryer DLGX3002

    LG Tromm DLG8388

    Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V

    Samsung Steam DV448AG

    Whirlpool Duet Steam WGD9600T

    Buy a set of Silent Feet Anti-Vibration Pads for your washing machine and dryer today. Thousands of customers all around the world are enjoying a more peaceful and quiet home thanks to our products.  Experience the most effective anti-vibration pad on the market for yourself today.

    Check out our other buying guides for 2010:

    The Complete Guide to Front Loading Washing Machines 2010

    The Complete Guide to Top Loading Washing Machines 2010

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