How Four Little Black Pads Save The Day When There's A Little Too Much

Despite the song's lyrics, not all vibrations are good.

California resident Barbara Pyles was excited when her new high efficiency washing machine and dryer arrived at her doorstep. However, the excitement soon turned to surprise when the vibration from the spin cycle caused a little more shaking than she was used to. "At first, I thought something was wrong with my washing machine, but I was so relieved to find out that these newer models are just a lot more powerful than the older models."

Pyles, of Rancho Cucamonga, was not alone in discovering that the newer washers and dryers can cause slight to severe vibrations during the spin cycle. That's because high efficiency appliances, including front load, top load, combo and stackable models, rotate at an average speed of over 1200 RPMs, twice the speed of conventional machines, explained Claudia Kellett-McNabb, president of Kellett Enterprises.

Since 1960, Kellett has engineered and produced patented vibration isolation products for industrial and consumer applications around the globe. In response to growing consumer feedback on this issue, they have created and patented the KE Shake Away(TM) Plus Pads. The pads are widely available in home improvement stores such as Lowe's and Best Buy.

Pyles and others are delighted to learn that nothing is wrong with their new appliances and that the vibration is alleviated in a matter of minutes and for pennies on the dollar. I just put the pads underneath my washer and dryer, and it made all the difference," she said. "It stopped the machine from walking and it virtually stopped the floor from shaking."

Based in Greenville, SC, Kellett's KE Shake Away(TM) Plus Pads reduce vibration transfer from machine to floor with a five-layer design. The pads convert the mechanical energy of the vibration to heat energy and evenly disperse the vibration throughout the pads. With Kellett's patented blend of neoprene, walking, shaking and vibration of the equipment is drastically reduced.

"After receiving many requests for a product that would address this issue, we stepped up to the task and designed this product," McNabb said.

"Sometimes, consumers mistakenly believe something is wrong with their machine, but because the newer models are so powerful, it helps to have this layer of protection between the machine and the floor." Learn more at

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