Some quiet washing machines include the Kenmore Elite 4157, Samsung WA422PRHD[WR] and LG WT1101CW, based on tests conducted by Consumer Reports. Quiet dryers include the Maytag Maxima XL MED8000AG, and Whirlpool Duet WED96HEAW. Customers who have their laundry rooms located near living areas will want to purchase a washing machine and dryer that scored high in noise and vibration tests.
Washing machines that have high vibrations or sustained noises are best suited for laundry rooms in the basement. Front loaders tend to vibrate a lot due to the high spin speed. However some are quiet, such as the Kenmore Elite 4157 and are recommended, states Consumer Reports.