When I got an inexpensive vibration sensor from amazon and went to use it with the built in Laundry smart app I realized it wouldn't work as it registers as a door sensor with open closed. Then I further realized after searching the device types there is NO generic zwave vibration/acceleration device type. I also couldn't find one in my searches. I apologize if I missed it. Anyway I wrote one.
I tested it with the one I got from amazon and it now works with the Laundry Done smartapp. Previously it appears only the smartthings multi sensor would work for this. I know there is another laundry smartapp that users power metering, but that seems like a pain with a gas or even electric 240 volt dryer.
Anyway here is the sensor I tested:
and it works fine with the laundry done smart app. It displays and reports both as a contact (open,closed) and acceleration (active/inactive)