So, for two years, I’ve been searching for a solution to the LG front-loading washing machine vibration and noise problem. Last Thursday night, I discovered the Front Load Toad website which promised a solution to the vibration problem caused by front load washers. The clincher was their video which showed a vibration meter measuring the vibration from a LG front load washing machine with GVI pads, with no pads and with Kellet vibration pads. When I saw the video of the LG washing machine with no pads, it looked and sounded much too familiar. With visual proof that the pads worked, I immediately ordered a set of 4 GVI pads. Of course, not before shopping around. Anyways, Good Vibrations (GVI) sells the vibration dampener pads directly, but the prices from Front Load Toad were more competitive. Anyways, they shipped really quickly and I received the pads on Saturday afternoon, just in time for the weekend laundry.
How to Install the GVI Pads
The first problem was trying to figure out how to install the GVI Anti-Vibration Pads. After numerous attempts, I found out a solution. If you are installing the GVI pads, you probably have the washing machine installed indoors in a laundry room. I had minimal clearance on either side of the machine so there was no way I could tilt the washer and place the pad underneath a rear foot. What worked was a broomstick and a flashlight. First, I used the broomstick to push the pad next to the leg. Next, I tilted the washing machine to one side and had an assistant nudge the pad into place under a rear leg. I was able to easily place the pad underneath the front leg by myself. After one side was done, I repeated the process on the other side. Then, I used a flashlight to confirm that the pads underneath the rear legs were properly place.
The first load I ran after I had installed the GVI pads was amazing. I had to open the laundry room door several times just to confirm that the washing machine was actually running. The pads completely eliminated the noise and seriously reduced the vibration. They were amazingly effective.