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  • Vibration Solution Announces New, Closer Integration of Amazon Store and Website for Anti-Vibration Pads

    July 31, 2016 - Chicago, IL. Vibration Solution, a leading online retailer of top-rated anti-vibration pads, is pleased to announce a new, July-August effort at tighter integration in marketing between its Amazon stores and its website for anti-vibration pads. The company seeks to be neutral, in terms of encouraging consumers to either use its website or Amazon, whichever it prefers. Continue reading

  • Vibration Solution Announces Anti-vibration Classification Scheme Revision

    April 30, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois. Vibration Solution, a leading online retailer of top-rated anti-vibration pads, is pleased to announce that the classification scheme for “Silent Feet” pads has been updated. The revised scheme is designed to better help consumers select the right product for their particular application. Continue reading

  • The One Washing Machine Accessory that You Will Want to Brag About

    When was the last time that you had the urge to tell your friends and family about your latest appliance accessory?  Chances are never, because most of the time there isn’t any reason to get excited about stuff like that.  However, if you haven’t already heard about Silent Feet Anti-Vibration Pads for washing machines, listen up.

    Silent Feet washer pads are the world’s best vibration absorbing pad for washing machines and dryers.  They were developed 5 years ago by a team of engineers and inventors in North Carolina.  The patented materials and design of these hockey-puck like pads absorbs up to 94% of vibration from washing machines.  They also prevent your washing machine from walking across the floor every time you do laundry.

    These simple but effective pads install in just minutes and are made right here in the USA at our manufacturing plant in Kent, Ohio.  You’ll notice the difference immediately after installing these pads and running your first load of laundry.  By absorbing the vibration from your washing machine before it reaches the floor of your home, Silent Feet drastically reduce the amount of noise that you hear outside of your laundry room.  They also protect the structure of your home from the damaging effects of washing machine vibration.

    Order your set of Silent Feet today and get ready to start sharing your amazing experience too.  Your friends and family will be glad to hear about these amazing little pads and you might just make their year by giving Silent Feet as a gift this holiday season.

  • Cool Apps Make it Easy to Measure Your Washing Machine's Vibration

    Vibration testing used to require costly and complicated equipment that could only be purchased from specialty suppliers.  This made testing the vibration from common household appliances and other sources very difficult and expensive.  In fact, just about the only reasonable option used to be to call in an expert.  But all that has changed.

    Thanks to revolution of cool new smartphone apps that take advantage of the tilt and accelerometer sensors built into the iPhone and Android devices there is a new option.  There are a number of slick new applications available that allow anyone with a smartphone to measure just about any source of vibration anywhere they want to.  Here we are going to detail a few of these apps.  Before we go into the specific features of these apps, it is important to note that they are all designed to offer inexpensive vibration measurements using non-scientific quality sensors.  The results that they produce are amazingly accurate but for the most accurate scientific grade measurements it is best to go with professional grade equipment.  Basically, don't try to claim that your smartphone's test data disproves lab results.

    Popular iPhone Vibration Meter App:

    Vibration - By Diffraction Limited Design LLC - Price: $4.99

    This is our favorite vibration meter app.  It combines a very easy to use interface with great visual charts that make reading test results a piece of cake.  Sample rates can be set between 10Hz and 100Hz.  Results can be saved as screenshots that can then easily be shared via text or email with other devices.  Plots diagrams show motion on the x, y and z axises.  The plot readouts can be easily traced to determine exact measurement levels.  This app costs just $4.99 and runs on iOS 4.2 for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices.

    Popular Android Vibration Meter App:

    Vibration Monitor - Smart Tools Co. - Price: Free

    This slick little app was originally designed to measure seismic energy from an earthquake but also works great for measuring vibration from appliances like washing machines.  This app is part of a full set of Pro level smartphone based measuring tools created by Smart Tools Co.  This app requires Android 1.6 and functions well on smart phones and tablets.

    Vibration Monitoring - LUL - Price: Free

    This Android app is very similar to the Vibration Meter for iPhone.  We like it because it displays multi-axis vibration in the x, y and z directions.  This is very good for isolating specific vibration energy from multiple devices or planes of movement.  This app also allows for data to be saved to an SD card for later use and transferring large amounts of data to other devices.  This app has the longest duration of vibration measurement and can even be left on overnight for detection of vibration like earthquakes or noisy neighbors while you sleep.  Requires Android 2.2 and up and works well on smart phones and tablets.

    Now that you have an app on your mobile device you can start measuring vibration from your washing machine and dryer.  While you could place your phone directly on the noisy vibrating appliance, it is best to measure the vibration from a nearby surface such as the floor.  Most washing machines are designed to limit vibration transfer from the rotating internal wash drum to the frame of the washer.  But the noise and vibration to you hear and feel is most often the result of residual energy being transferred to the floor and structure of your home.  Start by placing your phone flat on the floor with the screen visible.  The phone should be located about 6 inches away from the washing machine.  Start your washer up with a full load of mixed laundry (small, medium and bulky items).  Most vibration is created when the washer enters the spin cycle.  Start the app when the spin cycle starts and measure the vibration.  Then install at set of our Original Silent Feet or Anti-Walk Silent Feet washer pads and test again.  Our pads absorb up to 94% of the vibration before it is transferred to the floor.  You should see a noticeable decrease in the vibration energy spikes in the app.

    Note: Adding any type of pad or flexible material under the washer will allow the appliance to visibly shake slightly more.  This is why it is best to measure vibration on the floor near the appliance. Measuring vibration energy directly on the washer will likely show increased amplitude after installing the pads, but this is a normal part of the vibration isolation process.

  • Is Your Home in Danger of a Washing Machine Attack?

    Every year millions of new washing machines are sold in the United States.  Prior to making their purchase, customers struggle to make the best choice based on capacity, wash-cycle time, steam clean options, brand, style, appliance color and price.  But few people will evaluate the best location in their home for the washing machine.  Almost every new washing machine that is purchased to replace an old or out-dated model will be installed in exactly the same spot that the previous appliance was installed at.  But is that the best location?  Very few homes have been designed to adequately withstand the constant wear from vibration and impact caused by the washing machine’s spin cycle.  All washing machine manufacturers strongly recommend that your washer be installed on a concrete subfloor or a properly reinforced joist subfloor.  But “proper reinforcement” is rare.  This reinforcement normally includes adding joists, thicker or additional layers of plywood and up-rated fasteners and adhesives used to bond the joists and subfloor.  Without this reinforcement, the floor will begin to weaken and degrade resulting in squeaking, sagging, gaps, cracks, and eventually structural failure of the support joists.  But before you rush out to find a contractor to reinforce your laundry room, consider this, washing machine manufactures suggest that the best way to protect the structure and floor of your home is to install an anti-vibration pad like Silent Feet or Anti-Walk Silent Feet.  The special military-grade rubber in Silent Feet anti-vibration pads absorbs washing machine vibration and prevents it from ever being able to cause damage to your home.  The fix is simple and takes only a few minutes to install.  So next time you’re shopping for a new washing machine make sure to do your home a favor and pick up a set of Silent Feet anti-vibration pads.

  • 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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