ØVIB Stand Selection
The most important thing to ask when considering the ØVIB washer stand is: what is the nature of the vibration that you are experiencing? The ØVIB platform is designed to reduce the transmission of vibration from a front-loading washing machine into the floor at spin speeds, but is not intended to reduce audible noise from the washing machine. This means that if you are displeased by the noise your washing machine makes, rather than the vibrations that you can feel, the ØVIB Washer stand is probably not for you.
The washer platform has been optimized for use with front-loading washing machines. Users with top-loading washing machines will not experience the same peak performance as for front loaders, and should understand this before purchase. It is compatible with most makes and models of washing machine, though performance and will vary from make to make. See: What should I expect with my new ØVIB Washer Stand?
Frequently Asked Questions
- I have a narrow washing machine that is only 24″ wide; will this work with the ØVIB Washer Stand?
The ØVIB Washer stand is designed for use under standard width (27″) washing machines weighing at least 240 lbs.
- How do I properly load a washing machine to minimize vibration?
On a front-loading washing machine, the most common mistake is to pack the clothes too tightly when loading the machine.
- I can still hear my washing machine even though I’m using the Washer Stand; why is this?
The ØVIB 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.
- Occasionally, the timer on my washing machine stops counting down, and sometimes counts up. Is this normal?
Yes. This behavior varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the time remaining can behave counter intuitively if the machine is having trouble balancing itself.
- I can still feel some occasional vibration, even with the Washer Stand. Is this normal?
Yes. Users may experience some vibration during machine operation, especially as the washing machine speeds up to and slows down from the spin cycle.