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All washing machines produce noise during the washing / rinsing / spinning action. This is due to the mechanical parts which move or rub against each other during machine operation. Typically top loading are noisier than front loading machines as the washing drum tends to bang against the side panel during its operation.

Search for the following features when opting for a quiet washing unit:

AntiVibration Design: Spiral design is incorporated to the side panel of the washing machine making them sturdy thus reducing vibrations while operating. Also check for extra insulation and shock absorbers.

Direct Drive Technology: In a typical washer, the motor is used to power the belt & pulley mechanism which in turn operates the gears required to rotate or spin the drum. Thus increasing the noise and vibration, wear and tear of the parts.
In Direct Drive technology the drum is held in position with respect to the motor by the repelling action of magnets. Since both the parts do not touch each other it ensures a quiet operation of the machine.

In addition to the features above, many of Samsung washers use proprietary technology to reduce noise and vibration during the wash cycles. For example:

Vibration Reduction Technology: Here load is balanced in the rotating drum using a combination of ball bearings and sensors even at maximum spin cycle. So vibration and noise are almost removed as the moving parts are not subjected to wear and tear thus increasing the lifespan of these machines.

Digital Inverter Motor system: This motor which runs the drum uses fewer mechanical parts, hence there is a significant reduction in noise and vibration. It also has a longer lifespan due to less wear and tear of parts. This type of motor consumes less energy than conventional washing machines.

Quiet washing machines consume less energy and water but take more time to complete the wash cycles. This is due to extra spin or rinse cycles used to completely wash your clothes in return for less noise and vibration during washing.

Since these are special features, the price of quiet washing machines is comparatively higher than regular machines.

Listed below are some of the quiet washing machines whose reviews are rated by experts.

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LG TurboWash WM3470

LG TurboWash Series WM3470HVA


LG TurboWash WM3470 was ranked in the best quiet clothes washers at position #1 based on 1 expert washer reviews. The reviews considered included ones from sites like washerdryerinfo.com, .

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LG TurboWash WM3470
LG SteamWasher WM2650
Whirlpool WFW96HEAU
Danby DWM17WDB
LG Wave WT5070CW
LG TurboWash Series WM3470HVA
LG SteamWasher WM2650HWA Front Loading Washer
Whirlpool WFW96HEAU Front Load Washer
Danby DWM17WDB Portable Top Load Washing Machine
LG WT5070CW  4.7 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer
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Release Date
Mar 2012
Apr 2012
Aug 2012
Nov 2011
Jun 2012
Noise Reduction Technology
TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation
TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation
Quiet Wash Ultra Noise Reduction System
Quiet operation
LoDecibel Quiet Operation, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System
Product Features
Upfront Electronic Control Panel With Dual LED Display, TurboWash Technology, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System
9 Washing Cycles, Steam Wash Cycle, Duel LED Display
Best Care for your clothes with the Cold Wash cycle, Precision Dispense Ultra, 12-Hour FanFresh(R) option with Dynamic Venting Technology(R), Active Spray Technology, CEE Tier III Qualified
Rust resistant galvanized steel cabinet with stainless steel tub and trim, Electronic controls with 8 wash programs, 4 water level settings and water overflow protection
4.7 Cu. Ft, Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty, 1,100 RPM, 14 Washing Programs, 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses), Innovations, WaveForce Technology, Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience, NSF Certified Sanitary Cycle, Internal Heater, ColdWash Option, Uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance, SmartRinse Jet Spray System, SmartDiagnosis, SlamProof Lid, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, SenseClean Delay Wash (Up To 19 Hours), Stylish Design, Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle Clear Diamond Glass Lid
Volume Capacity
4.0 cu/ ft
3.6 cu/ ft
4.3 cu/ ft
11.02 cu/ ft
4.7 cu/ ft
Load Type
Front Load
Front Load
Front Load
Top Load
Top Load
Washer Type
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Steam Washer, Stackable Washer
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Portable Washer
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  • Overall, the LG WM3470HVA's wash performance was only slightly above average, with some underperforming cycles dragging down the LG's cumulative scores. However, the 39 minute Cottons/Normal cycle managed to get clothes very clean, very fast. That alone is reason enough to put this washer on your shopping list.

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    The LG WM2650HWA manages to deliver an excellent steam feature while keeping costs low - around the $900 mark. It's not just price consideration that earns it top honors however, but the combination of many features into one machine. This front-loader is incredibly energy-efficient, using an average of 5 gallons of water per load.


  • This washer costs $34.91 to run over the course of a year, which is fairly average. We are neither impressed nor particularly upset over this number, but users can lower it by using the Whites cycle sparingly, which adds an extra rinse to wash out bleach, thereby increasing the annual cost.

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    A consistently top-rated model for me, the LG WT5070CW is this year's version of a washer I have continually followed and given top honors to. It is a top-loading model, but is just as energy efficient (3-5 gallons per load) as any front-loader. It closes the efficiency gap while still offering the class and convenience of a top-loader. 4.7 cu. ft. of space makes it one of the largest on the market, and 12 customizable wash cycles give you every available option.


Top 5 quiet washing machine:

  1. LG TurboWash Series WM3470HVA
  2. LG SteamWasher WM2650HWA Front Loading Washer
  3. Whirlpool WFW96HEAU Front Load Washer
  4. Danby DWM17WDB Portable Top Load Washing Machine
  5. LG WT5070CW 4.7 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer