17th January 2023
Here are some tips for choosing a quiet washing machine:
Look at the decibels (dB) for washing and the decibels for spinning
Quiet washing machines have two different dB levels - one for washing and one for spinning. The lower the decibel, the quieter the machine will be. The spinning dB will always be louder than the washing dB, so make sure you consider both levels. Washing machines below 75 dB are considered quiet.
Look for a quiet mode feature
As mentioned above, the spin section of your washing machine’s cycle will be louder than the rest of the cycle. The quiet mode feature stops the wash cycle before the rinse and spin sections of the cycle until you intervene.
Choose a machine with high-quality bearings
Your washing machine’s bearings support your drum. Bearings made of low-quality materials or those that are off-balance will result in a much noisier machine. Stronger bearings prevent movement of the drum and minimise noise.
Choose a machine with a thick metal frame and inbuilt insulation
A strong metal casing results in less vibration. Having inbuilt insulation will also help to absorb any sound and minimise the noise that emits from your washing machine.
Look for a brushless inverter motor
A brushless motor is more expensive than a traditional motor, meaning that some manufacturers choose not to install them. A brushless motor results in a quieter machine as it has no contact with any part of your washing machine. The motor uses electromagnetic forces that turn and rotate the drum. As there is no friction, this creates no noise.
All of these great features, and more, can be found in Ebac washing machines. Ebac machines are also designed to last. They have a longer lifespan than many other machines and even come with a 7-year warranty!