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*Please note that the VibrationBloc Washer and Dryer Stand does NOT include an actual washer or dryer.
Yes. Because you are placing the machine on an isolator with Seicon's vibration technology, the machine is expected to move more since the majority of the vibration is retained inside the machine and is not allowed to go to the surrounding house structure. You will notice the most motion when the machine speeds up and slows down, and may notice that there is a short period of vibration during the speed up and slow down of the spin cycle.
No. Seicon has extensively studied the full life cycle of the machine when on top of the VibrationBloc Washer Stand, and has run several washing machines to 50% beyond the manufacturer's life expectancy with no adverse effects.
The VibrationBloc Washer stand is designed for use under standard width (27") washing machines weighing at least 190 lbs. Smaller machines such as 24" wide machines tend to be too light in most cases, which will result in significant degradation of vibration performance. Additionally, the smaller footprint of the 24" machines typically does not align well with the anti-skid pads on the top surface of the Washer Stand. It is for these reasons that the use of the VibrationBloc Washer Stand with 24" machines is not recommended.
On a front-loading washing machine, the most common mistake is to pack the clothes too tightly when loading the machine. Not only does this significantly reduce the machine's ability to clean and rinse the clothes, but it also prevents the machine from being able to properly balance itself. When loading the clothes, do not pack them tightly, and leave a small amount of space at the top of the machine. You should be able to see a small amount of the back of the basket when you are done loading the machine.
The VibrationBloc Washer Stand is designed to reduce the vibration transmitted into the surrounding structure, and is not intended to reduce noise emanating from the machine itself. Users of the Washer Stand should experience significantly less tactile vibration, but the product does not affect audible noise from the machine directly.
Yes. This behavior varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the time remaining can behave counterintuitively if the machine is having trouble balancing itself. During the drain/spin (or equivalent) cycle, the machine will undergo a short spin cycle to remove some water from the clothes to allow them to move freely in the basket. Then, it will tumble the clothes inside the drum to distribute them as evenly as possible about the basket for balancing purposes. Following this, the machine measures the imbalance in the basket, and if it finds that the basket is out of balance, it will re-do these cycles. During this time, the machine's timer will often stop or count up if the machine finds that it needs to re-run the balance/measure cycle.
Yes. Users may experience some vibration during machine operation, especially as the washing machine speeds up to and slows down from the spin cycle. This effect is most noticeable on machines that accelerate slowly into the spin, such as in machines built by Bosch or earlier LG machines. The vibration isolation technology inside the VibrationBloc Washer Stand is set at the factory to be compatible with most makes and models of machine, but variations from one make to another can cause differences in the amount of vibration that is experienced by the user as the machine proceeds into the high speed spin.
The high vibration of these machines is inherent in their basic design; this is because the washing machine basket is spinning on an axis perpendicular to gravity. When this happens, the weight of an item causing imbalance is successively added to and then subtracted from the force of gravity as the item reaches the bottom and the top of the rotating basket respectively. The result is an alternating force that 'hammers' the floor under the machine, causing vibration. The overall vibration is significantly less in top loading washing machines, where the basket is spinning on an axis parallel to gravity, eliminating the alternating force and thus the vibration resulting from the 'hammering' effect.
Yes, the VibrationBloc Washer stand can be used in these circumstances, but all portions of the stacked combination or pedestal must be attached permanently to each other using the manufacturer's attachment kit.
No, it is not recommended that the VibrationBloc washer stand be used when the washer is under a countertop. For the VibrationBloc system to work the washer must have space to move and isolate the vibration when placed onto the VibrationBloc washer stand.
Yes, provided there is enough space in the drain basin to allow the top of the washer stand to move freely without touching the sides of the basin.
No, the washer stand is torsionally flexible, and will adapt itself to the configuration of the machine. One should be sure that all four feet are set at nearly the same height, but precision is not necessary.
The washer stand will tolerate as much as 1/4" of grade laterally across the machine; grades above this are not recommended.
Seicon does not recommend the use of other rubber feet or mats under the VibrationBloc Washer Stand as performance may suffer.
We do not recommend the washer stand for top loading washing machines.
When using the VibrationBloc Washer Stand, the highest spin speed setting should be used for best vibration control performance.
Average Customer Rating Based on 28 reviews:
Just a note to say thank you. - 12/09/2015
We installed the stands under the washer and the dryer aesthetics almost a year ago and we love it. No more house shaking !!
Worth It - 06/15/2014
Reviewer: Todd Steiger
Our washer stopped counter balancing the load. the washer was Almost $700 7 years ago. Our washer vibrated so horribly so bad that items would fall off the top of our refrigerator in our kitchen. It was also causing horrible vibrations in our family room. All of that repetitive vibration could not be good for the frame of the house. This completely eliminated the vibration. You will have to give a few extra inches on all side of the washer, but it's worth it. We don't feel a thing now when the washer is in spin cycle.
Yup - 01/23/2014
Reviewer: S A
I purchased these because I upgraded my W&D to a modern frontloader set. My wash room is on the second floor and my current W&D is noticeably loud from the bottom floor in the living areas. Additionally, some of the floor joists in the wash room are squeaky due to age, which adds to the noise. I realize that simply having a modern W&D has reduced the noise somewhat, but using the 0VIB stands have made it practically undetectable from the bottom floor, except for the most heavy loads and fastest spin cycles. Even then, it's much, much quieter than before. The wash room is also adjacent to the nursery and we've never had the baby be woken by the W&D running since upgrading and installing the stands. I've read many reviews that having a frontloader on the second floor is often a regrettable decision because it's just too noisy, even with reinforced floors. If that's true, using the 0VIB stands has made all the difference in our situation. There was a bit of sticker shock for these stands when I was shopping and comparing, but they are absolutely worth the price.
LG Washer vibes tamed - 01/23/2014
I'm very pleased with the impact 0VIB has had since installation. I purchased the set. Although challenging to install, the results made the effort worth it. The LG washer is truly a beast to be tamed, but the 0VIB has accepted the challenge and has lived up to its name. I would definitely say 85-90% of the vibration is being absorbed; I can definitely still hear the machine, but it's bearable. Good product
much better - 01/22/2014
Reviewer: Pamela Catt
We purchased these for our LG washer and dryer. The washer still vibrates a lot but it's absorbed by the stand. We can't put anything on top of the washer or it will vibrate off but at least the floor isn't vibrating anymore.
The OVIB stackable washer and dryer stand has almost completely eliminated our vibration issues. Our stackable washer and dryer (on the second floor of our house) was supposed to be anti-vibration when we bought it, but it turned out that it was not. Our entire house would shake when we did laundry (even the glasses in the kitchen cupboards would make noise). Initially, we went to Trail Appliances and bought the little rubber pads to put under the washer, but they did not work. Once we got the OVIB stand, it made a huge difference! I would say it absorbs about 95% of the vibration. I am soooo happy I found this product!
Reviewer: Glen Raab
Sounds like the exact product I need for my high speed Washing/Dryer in my RV 5th Wheel trailer. Unfortunately it is too big - There is a great need in the RV community for such a vibration reduction product to work under RV Washer/Dryers - Please consider producing such a device.
LG2101Hwasher - 07/22/2013
Reviewer: John Huber
I have a lg2101hwasher that is on the first floor of a 20 year old ranch that has a basement. Without your washer stand this washer would be history. It violently shock the entire floor. I was afraid of causing leaks in water pipe joints or some other damage. I tried reinforcing the floor with a post in the basement under the washer and vibration pads under the feet of the washer. These fixes caused very little improvement. I was about to get rid of this washer when I came across your washer stand. I congratulate the designers of this device as they did and excellent job. I am completely satisfied and would estimate they removed 90 to 95 per cent of the vibration. keep up the good work.
Reviewer: Joe Wiilliams
very pleased with this product fought vibation for years this works
Really Works - 06/18/2013
Reviewer: John Corey
Our front loading Samsung was a total vibration monster. You could feel the vibrations in the basement even with the machine being on the second floor. Ceiling lights on the first floor would actually move during spin, placing your hand on the walls you could feel them vibrating. Tried a number of so-called vibration dampers with little success (do not waste your money they are all junk). The washer stand is a fabulous product, it has totally tamed my monster if there is any vibration I cannot detect it. Do not even notice the machine spinning anymore, Totally amazing product and definitely worth every cent. Great Job