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  • What’s the difference between Original and Anti-Walk Silent Feet washing machine pads?

    We get lots of questions about what the difference is between our Original Silent Feet (in the green package) and our Anti-Walk Silent Feet (in the red package).  The answer is very simple.  But let me start by saying that there is no “better” product, they both absorb the same amount of vibration and provide exactly the same amount of protection for your home.  In fact, there are only two things that are different between the two products (three, if you count the color of the packaging).  Those two things are the style of the two rear pads in each set.

    Why are the rear pads different?  Because when we first invented Silent Feet washing machine pads, we wanted them to be the easiest pads to install on your washing machine and dryer. So we covered the bottom of the rear pads with felt to allow them to slide.  This allows you to pull the machine away from the wall so that you can easily place the rear pads under the washer.  Then you simply slide the washer back into place and insert the two sticky front washer pads under the front feet.  Poof! You’re done and the two anti-walk front feet hold the washer in place preventing minor to moderate walking.

    But then one day we had a customer call us up and ask if they could have a set of Silent Feet with 4 of the sticky pads?  We said sure! And Anti-Walk Silent Feet washing machine pads were born.  To make installing Anti-Walk Silent Feet easier, we recommend wetting the bottom of the two rear pads with a 50/50 water and liquid dish washing detergent mixture.  This will allow the pads to slide slightly while you adjust the position of your washing machine.  Then place the two front feet, allow about an hour for the water to evaporate off the rear pads and you’re all set.

    We hope that answered your questions about the differences between our award winning washer pads.  For over 5 years now, Silent Feet have been the most effective washer pad on the market.  Try them in your laundry room today!

    What's the difference between the green and the red packs of washer pads?

    Ever wondered what the difference between Original Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet is?

  • Sorbothane in Silent Feet Simply Outperforms Every Other Product

    The world is full of lots of funny sounding types of rubber and other polymers.  There is neoprene, polyethylene, urethane, polyurethane, natural rubber to name a few.  Then there is a whole world of name brand polymers like Viscolas and Santoprene but the only one that you need to know about is Sorbothane.  That’s a combination of the terms, “Absorb” and “Urethane.”  So, it really isn’t that funny or random of a name after all.

    Sorbothane was designed for the purpose of being the best impact and vibration-absorbing polymer ever.  And it does the trick.  Sorbothane is capable of absorbing up to 94.7% of impact and vibration energy.  And it works so quickly that the energy is nearly completely gone within 1-2 cycles (think shakes or oscillations).  In fact when we made a ball out of Sorbothane it wouldn’t ever bounce more than once.

    Sorbothane acts like a fluid and retains its shape like a solid.  It works for millions of cycles because unlike a foam rubber there are no air bubbles inside of it to break down.  Its ultra-soft nature makes it excellent at converting vibration energy into heat.  So when you install Silent Feet anti-vibration pads under your washing machine, the Sorbothane layer forms a barrier that turns all the annoying shaking, vibration, noise and other spin cycle energy into heat.  There is no better material to protect your home and your sanity.  Choose Silent Feet because they are the only washer pad that uses patented Sorbothane rubber.

  • Washing Machine Pads Are a Sound Investment

    Whether that humming and thumping noise coming from the upstairs laundry room is a brand new washing machine or the old reliable one that you’ve had in the family for years, there is one solid way to protect your home and your peace and quiet.  Silent Feet Anti-Vibration Pads are the sure way to isolate washing machine noise, prevent unwanted machine walking and protect your home from the damaging effects of long-term washing machine vibration.

    The patented technology in every set of Silent Feet washer pads actively works to absorb up to 94% of vibration energy from your washing machine.  By absorbing this energy before it has a chance to travel into the floor of your laundry room Silent Feet washer pads prevent structural damage and annoying noise.  Silent Feet Anti-Vibration Pads are designed to fit under all US and international styles of washing machines.  They work perfectly with both top and front-loading washers and dryers.

    Silent Feet washer pads are easy to install thanks to their unique rear sliding pads.  Simply pull the washer a few feet away from the wall and slip the rear pads under the rear feet of the washer.  The pads have a easy slide coating that allows you to slide the washer back into its original position.  Then tilt it backwards slightly and place the two anti-walking pads under the front feet of the washer.  Your washing machine is now locked in place and your home is protected.  Order your Silent Feet and start enjoying peace and quiet today.

  • Galanz Enters the Washing Machine Market

    You have probably never heard of Galanz but they are one of the world's largest manufactures of microwave ovens.  And now they are moving to take market share in the laundry appliance field by introducing a wide range of washing machines and dryers.  Galanz Group has been in business for 30 years as of 2012 and is pushing hard to gain market share.  What this means to you is that there is now a great selection of Galanz washers and dryers to consider for your home.  These new appliances feature a huge selection of options and colors to rival some of the bigger names like Maytag, Whirlpool, GE and Samsung.

    Here are the features found on many of this year's Galanz Washing Machines:

    • Energy Efficiency - Most models meet European A or A+ standards
    • Child Locks - Prevents children from improperly opening the washer's door
    • Intensive Wash - Special feature for cleaning very dirty clothes and removing the toughest stains
    • Anti-Vibration System - Advanced internal suspension to absorb vibration and noise
    • Anti-Ironing - A gentler spin cycle prevents damage to clothing
    • Time Delay - Allows you to set the wash start time delay for up to 24 hours
    • Power-Off Memorization - If a power outage or failure occurs, the washer will remember where it stopped and resume automatically
    • Drum Clean - Special self cleaning feature that the user can activate whenever necessary
    • Extra Rinse - Allows owners with sensitive skin to remove more detergent from their clothes
    • Heavy - Special setting for washing heavy fabrics like jeans and canvas
    • Mix - Special setting for users who want to wash all different types of clothing, materials and textiles together
    • Night Wash - Skips the spin cycle which keeps the washer quiet at night so you can sleep easier
    • Quick Wash - Allows up to 3 kg of laundry to be washed in less than 30 minutes
    • Anti-Bacterial - Special setting uses hot water to sterilize clothing like underwear and baby's clothes to protect your family's health
    • Intelligent Control with LCD/LED Displays - Displays more information at a time to make your job easier and speed up choosing the right mode

    All of Galanz's front loading washers incorporate their anti-vibration technology, but like we've seen repeatedly over the years, these systems are never able to fully suppress vibration.  It is always recommended that you install an anti-vibration pad like Silent Feet Anti-Vibration Pads for washing machines on your front loading washers.  The following Galanz front loading models have spin speeds ranging from 800 to 1200 rpm and will fit our Original, Anti-Walk and Premium Silent Feet products:

    • XQG60-A208PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG60-A510PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG60-A812PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG70-A210PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG70-A410PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG72-A112PE Front Loading Washer
    • XQG72-DA112PE Front Loading Washer

    Galanz is also offering angular drum style washers.  These washing machines feature a drum and front door that are slightly angle upwards to assist in draining, make the spin cycle more gentle and make loading and unloading easier.  These models all feature 1200 rpm spin cycles and it is highly recommended that you install Original Silent Feet, Anti-Walk Silent Feet or Premium Silent Feet on these laundry appliances.  Below is a listing of these Galanz models:

    • XQG60-X212CR Angular Drum Washer
    • XQG60-X312PRE Angular Drum Washer
    • XQG60-X112PRE Angular Drum Washer

    Galanz continues to offer two series of top loading washing machines.  Their H and J series washers include a full range of luxury features including stainless steel tubs, child locks, tub cleaning, error alarms, auto unbalancing detection and anti-vibration systems.  All of Galanz's top loading washers will reach a spin cycle rpm of 720 and will fit our full line of Silent Feet pads including our Premium color options.  Here are the 2012 Galanz top loading washing machine models:

    • XGB60-H1 Top Loading Washer
    • XGB75-H2 Top Loading Washer
    • XGB60-J1 Top Loading Washer
    • XGB60-J8 Top Loading Washer
    Galanz offers a wide variety of colors for their angular drum washers

    Galanz offers a wide variety of colors for their angular drum washers

  • Not Your Grandparent's Washer Pads

    The technology of washing machines is advancing at a lightning pace.  Just a few years ago a

    Stack of 4 Ant-Walk Silent Feet washer pads

    The competition's cheap Chinese neoprene washer pads just don't stack up against the amazing results of Silent Feet washer pads.

    washing machine was no more than a big metal box with a metal laundry tub and a timer on it (there may have been a few other electronic bits too).  Overall, all the washer did was fill itself with water, spin a bit, drain, rinse and spin dry.  It had little to no care in the world for what you were trying to wash, how balanced your load was or for how you managed to get a spaghetti stain on your sock.  These days your washing machine likely has more computer processing power than the Apollo lunar lander did.  Washers have digital displays that make George Lucas's original Star Wars series look a bit ancient and you washer now knows exactly how heavy, balanced and dirty your clothes are at all times.  Kenmore has even introduced a new feature called Kenmore Connect where their washers can communicate their exact mechanical problems with technicians using your cell phone.

    Samsung washers now include their outstanding Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) where a series of large ball bearings spin counter to the off-balanced load of clothing to reduce vibration.  LG  TrueBalance anti-vibration system takes advantage of direct drive motors and counter balance weights to make their washers suitable for installation anywhere including on the second floor.  GE washers use ultra complex suspension systems that rival the suspension in modern luxury cars.

    Despite the rapid advances in washing machine technology, most washer pads have not kept pace.  Just walk into any Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears or Best Buy and you will find average, hard, neoprene rubber washer pads.  These simple pads are really glorified paper weights.  If you put them under your washing machine chances are that all you will gain is an inch of height on the washer.  Compare any washer pad to Silent Feet anti-vibration pads and the difference is clear.  Instead of cheap Chinese neoprene, Silent Feet use ultra high tech Sorbothane urethane.  Sorbothane's unique carbon urethane properties actually convert vibration energy into heat effectively absorbing it before it can become annoying noise and vibration.  Anti-Walk Silent Feet washer pads use the same Sorbothane rubber but also lock your washer and dryer in place preventing walking and unwanted movement.  Don't settle for cheap off the shelf washer pads, buy high quality, American made, Silent Feet washer pads to compliment your high tech front-loading washing machine.

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