GE Washer: With 6 temperature selections and 14 wash cycles, including auto soak for tackling tough stains, this washer provides a variety of options for each load of laundry at hand. The heavy-duty agitator rotates clothes for a thorough clean, wash after wash. Electromechanical controls enable easy use and offer indicator lights to keep you apprised of the washer's status.
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Very Happy We Found this Washer
Posted by: Peter from: on
We returned our brand new Whirlpool for this GE washer. Two months later, we can't tell you how happy we are to have made the switch...
The Whirlpool constantly got out of balance (at least half of our washes). We've never had this problem with this GE. The Whirlpool wouldn't let you add clothes to the wash while it was filling. The GE only locks the lid once it's done filling, making it easy to add clothes.
Plus, this GE only takes about 35 minutes to wash a large load (compared to 1-hour+ for most of the Samsung and LG washers). This GE washer also gives you complete control of how you want your wash done -- water levels, wash settings, etc. Or, you can let it choose stuff automatically.
Finally, the GE's control panel is super easy to understand and change settings (unlike a lot of other washers).
Both my wife and I are hugely relieved we found this washer after being frustrated by all the limitations of the Samsung, LG, and Whirlpool washers.
37 out of 38 found this review helpful.
Posted by: snarkybitch from: Orange County CA on
it's loud, yes, but how well would a quiet washer clean clothing? It isn't any louder than my 20 year old washer that it replaced, it's just different noises. The tub is huge, the spin cycle is uber-efficient, which is a huge plus for me since I hang dry most things. The bad reviews seem to be a matter of not reading the manual, expecting it to be silent because it's new and not understanding the concept of HE using less water. My old machine used over 90 gallons of water to do a super size load and a second rinse. I live in CA, I can't keep using that much water. My sister has a front load HE and she hates it, so I opted for a conventional top load. I didn't even know that this had an HE rating. The rinse cycle isn't the old fashioned fill the tub and slosh your clothes in dirty, soapy water, it spins at a slower speed while it squirts water into the clothing and the water spins through and out of the clothing carrying the soap and dirt with it.
35 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Posted by: CosmetologyStudent from: Dawsonville, GA on
My front load washer died. My second front load washer. All you paying for is the computer and etc in those front loads. I went back to basic, my cloths come out smelling better. I am done with the fancy stuff. No problems with this washer at all. My mom and my sister both own one too.
37 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Very Annoying, bad design
Posted by: Annoyed from: on
There are several things about this machine that are super annoying. I wonder if the person who designed it ever actually washed a load of laundry.
First there is the locking lid. When a cycle is over you seriously have to wait for two or three full minutes before you can open the lid. There should be an "unlock" button so the user can get to their clothes. The first machine they sent us actually got stuck in the lock position with our very first load. Our wet clothes were trapped inside for two days. They had to replace the washer.
Another aggravating thing is that God forbid you have a load that is too damp and needs to be spun dry because you cannot just hit a spin button. There is a cycle called "drain and spin" allegedly for this purpose but it FILLS THE LOAD WITH WATER!!! Why in the world does it do that??? It's too damp, I don't want MORE water in there! And...AND it takes almost 25 minutes to get through.
This is a case of too fancy for its own good. It lights up, it plays a little tune but it has no common sense. If I could go back in time and just fix my old machine vs. buying this new one I would do it in a heartbeat. On my old machine I had complete control. With this one you're stuck running an entire new cycle because you can't just pick a spot in the cycle you want to go to.
37 out of 42 found this review helpful.
Functional and down-to-earth
Posted by: ODB2 from: on
It's practically impossible to find an older-style top-loading agitating tub washer anymore, but this model is about as close as you can get.
It has an actual load size knob (far left) in addition to the now-standard "auto-size" functionality in most newer washers.
The water comes in from the top, so you don't have to stack clothes like a brickmason to get it to work, like many new top-loaders where the water comes in from the bottom.
So far it's done a great job washing clothes, towels, and sheets, and I didn't personally find it to be all that loud - it's probably louder than a front-loader, but it's no louder than the old-style top-loader I had before.
It occasionally gets unbalanced and vibrates when spinning, but I think this is an issue with any of the newer top-loading HE machines that spin very fast.
Best Buy delivery was also good - they made sure the water hoses weren't leaking etc., before they left.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Drsherry from: on
No frills but the load size is great for a family of 5 and it washes well
21 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Really loud for a new washer
Posted by: MMW1964 from: on
I love the capacity size and all the different options. But its is so loud, I thought for a brand new washer and what I paid for it, it would be so much quieter than my old one. The entire cycle is constantly stopping and starting and engaging. It agitates for a few minutes then it stops for a minute or so and then it kicks on and agitates again. With all this stopping and starting, it doesn't seem like it really washes all that long and the sound of it constantly kicking back on is loud and irritating. Over all it has a lot of options but the loudness takes away from the options because I can hear it in every room of my house.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
its a great machine.
Posted by: unhappy5a from: on
the settings, the size, its function all are great. no problems i especially like that you can time your soaking period. blankets, comforters, towels all can be washed easily.
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Does The Job!!!
Posted by: NickB from: on
As the previous owner of a high end LG machine, I have learned to appreciate this classic design. I can care less about noise and appearance, this machine cleans clothing!! I simply demand a classic agitator. My top of the line LG lasted only 4 years and I had to repair it for the same issue on two separate occasions. Furthermore, it did not clean to my satisfaction. Therefore, if you don't mind a little noise and demand clean clothes.....this is the machine for you!
19 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Brand New Washer was a Defective Unit
Posted by: Teta from: on
Bought Washer on Tuesday, did first wash load and was Loud beyond words. Had to wait until Saturday for technician to come out to inform us that unit is defective and we need a new one.
Meanwhile, spent money on Washer and still having to visit Laundromat and spend more money.
I'm nervous to see how long we'll have to wait for replacement to arrive.