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GE - 4.2 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White with Silver Backsplash

Wash clothing efficiently with this 4.2 cu. ft. GE washer. Its deep fill button lets you add extra water to the tub for loads that need it. The dual-action agitator on this stainless steel GE washer moves in both forward and reverse directions to thoroughly clean even heavily soiled items.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      44 inches
    • Product Width
      27 inches
    • Product Depth
      27 inches
    • Capacity
      4.2 cubic feet
    • High-Efficiency
    • Steam Function
    • Agitator Type
    • Washer Load Type
      Top load
    • Color Finish
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    What's Included

    • Cable Tie
    • Clamp
    • Drain Hose
    • Drain Hose Clip
    • GE 4.2 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 50)


    Deep Fill

    Customize your water-fill levels with just the touch of a button. Add a little extra or fill the tub to wash the way you want

    ENERGY STAR® qualified

    Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings

    Dual-action agitator

    Powerful reversing wash action rotates your laundry for a thorough clean every time

    Stain PreTreat

    Assists removing tough stains with preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains

    Auto Soak

    Loosens stains by soaking prior to the wash cycle

    Deep Rinse

    When selected, the deep rinse cycle ensure clothes are rinsed of soap residue and fabric softener

    Speed Wash

    Provides a quick wash for lightly soiled items that are needed in a hurry

    Rotary electronic controls with cycle status lights

    Know the progress of the wash cycle with just a quick glance

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review



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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars



      Bought this machine to replace the Kenmore I left behind after selling my house. Figured that it would be easier to get a new washer than to take the old one with me. Now I realize that was a mistake. The Kenmore was 9 years old and worked fabulously. This GE has a lot of issues and makes the simple chore of doing laundry a long drawn out frustrating task. Here's what I deal with with every load...1. weak agitation ( the salesman said that the "gentler" agitation saves your clothing. Actual results... clothes that are still dirty. And YES I am using the HE detergent as recommended, as well as a stain remover / whitener....2. low water levels. The deep fill feature is a joke. It is nearly impossible to get the machine to sense the size of your load. Most of the time the water rises only 1/4 of the way up the tub on a large load. This leaves me having to add more water...and not with the ease of pushing a button.The machine won't let you reset any of the settings while it is already in the process of filling. Therefore, I take a 5 gallon bucket of water from my sink and haul it to the machine. PROBLEM SOLVED...well not really. After all of this I have to deal with the rinse. The machine only has a memory to go back to that 1/4 fill and does a lousy job at rinsing. 3. It takes forever to get the wash done. If you are in a hurry.....forget it. There are way too many pauses between cycles. A large load runs about an hour. So, summing up my review, I will say this.....I looked at many washers before making this purchase and chose this one because it seemed to have the features (although updated) that my old Kenmore had. The newer Kenmores are no longer the way were back 10 years ago. Now I am missing the days when I could do a load of wash easily by turning a knob, setting the water level and temperature manually and hearing that agitator working knowing that my wash would come out perfectly. This new GE is a perfect example of a product that was "fixed" when it wasn't broken...all in the name of technological advancement. If you can find an older machine from say 10 years ago or so, you may want to give it a look. I will be searching Craigs List for one like I had to leave behind in my move. I do not recommend the GE washer to anyone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        GE Answers

        Hello ctman55,

        This is Megan at GE Appliances. We certainly appreciate your feedback and we will pass it along to our Product Team for review and consideration in future design. Thank you for letting us know about your concerns. GE_Appliances

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not the washer you grew up with

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Purchased this washer because it was one of the few remaining washers that you can still select the water load size. Most washers now are all auto sensing which have come a long way but after reading researching I'm going to wait another generation of purchasing an auto sensing washer. Read read read your manual before you operate newer appliances. No long are the days of plug and play. With newer appliances attempting to meet energy efficiency standards practicality has taken a back seat. This doesn't mean its a bad washer. It just means in order to get the cleaning results you want you have to input the correct settings. I've had great success so far with all of my clothes being cleaned and its why I give this a 5. No issues with water loads as I can select small, medium, larage, and super water settings (theres also an auto-sensing option but why would I do that). No soap residue or issues with getting enough water like some more expensive auto-load sensing washers. It can fit a queen size comforter and I imagine it would hold a king size. I wish BB did half stars as I'd rate this a 4.5 but this washer garners a 5 for me because the results have always been clean clothes, and thats the bottom line. Maybe this washer doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it gets the job done. Cons: this washer should not win any quite game awards. You can hear the agitator twist back and forth and the drum spin. Its not so loud that you have to speak up, but it'll surprise you at first, but don't worry about hearing unfamiliar sounds. The trade-off is you know your clothes are getting clean because you were able to select the load size and you have an agitator gently working your clothes around. This washer has set off my breaker twice since owning it in 2 months but I believe this is an issue on my electrical side of the house rather than my washer. If it happens to you when you reset your breaker your washer will pick up right were it left off. My last con is the autolocking feature. The lid will lock once it begins to agitate rather than having the option to pause by opening the lid. While the water is loading you may open the lid but once the drum begins to move the lid locks. If the power is lost to the washer the lid will remain locked. Check your breaker box and once you reset it your washer should resume operation. Overall why do you buy a washer? Because you want clean clothes and not be a statistic of a disappointed auto load sensing pioneer of some other unit. After readinf the horror stories of those washers I and a happy owner of a washer that I can be in control.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great washing machine!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After a lot of internet research I decided to pull the trigger with this GE HE machine. I like that it's got an actual agitator plus cool nobs instead of buttons. The machine does take some getting adjusted to as it makes a lot of weird noises - in fact, I've joked that it sounds like I turned on a space ship with the beeps and whirring as it uses it's smart features and whatnot but it's no louder than my last non HE machine that this was meant to replace so it doesn't bother me at all. It takes some getting used to seeing how low the water level looks on these newer HR models but when I feel like the water is too low the "deep fill" button comes to the rescue and the clothes come out clean and so well rinsed they appear dry or nearly dry sometimes. Two quick things for people that don't like to read instructions but want to start using the machine right away. 1) Always press the pause button before opening the machine or making any adjustments to the wash settings, then press the start button to resume. Easy. 2) When using the "precise fill" function, where it uses it's smart features to figure out the size of the load and adjusts the water level for you. Well, on this feature when you press Start, the machine locks. Again, simply press the pause button and wait for 5 full seconds, the machine will unlock and you can add more clothes or change the was setting. Super happy customer here - I highly recommend this machine. NOTE: A warning to Best Buy's customers that are city dwellers like myself. When I ordered this machine the site simply said, they offer free installation so naturally I chose this option. When the delivery guy arrived (4 hours late, mind you), he put the machine in its place and quickly turned around and left my apartment. When I followed him out to inquire about the full installation, which was offered and which I selected, he very matter of factly said that Best Buy's policy is that they are never to go under a sink to connect the machine and this mostly (only?) affects people that live in apartment buildings. WELL, I wish Best Buy was transparent on that policy at the point of sale since it was a MAJOR inconvenience (and a stupid policy!). Had I known this I would have paid to have a real technician hook it up and saved myself the headache.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Don't waste your money - wish I had returned it!


      I bought this washer about a year or so ago when my old dryer died. Although I didn't need a washer at the time, I figured since I was replacing the dryer, I might as well replace the washer too so it would be more efficient. BIG MISTAKE. I wish I had returned the washer when I had the chance. (The dryer is fine.) Yes, the tub is very large which seems ideal for a family of four. However, the washer cannot handle large loads. Every time I try to wash a large load, the clothes are dripping wet; saturated with water. When it happened the first time, I thought it was a user error so I kept experimenting. That's why so much time went by and I never returned it when I was within the return window. When the clothes are completely wet, you would think the SPIN ONLY would solve the problem. It doesn't! It actually ADDS WATER AGAIN. It is the most annoying thing ever. Now when I need to wash my comforter or large blankets, I need to go down to my parents house to use their machine! And the most recent problem is that now some of our clothes are coming out stained with blue spots. I can't figure it out because I have not changed my laundry detergent or softener. This was by far the most disappointing appliance we have had in our home in the 30 years we've lived there. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME, MONEY OR AGGRAVATION!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It works!!!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So I had a LG top-loading High Efficiency washer, thinking that it was the wave of the future. Boy was I wrong! As much as they swear that your clothes are getting's a LIE!!! My towels would frequently develop a "sour, B.O.- like smell". Socks and underwear would come out looking the same as when they went in! I would have to spend hours on end washing my towels in vinegar, then another wash in baking soda, just to minimize the smell. Finally, I had enough of the insanity! I purchased this GE because it is one of the few top-loading machines that have an agitator, which I am convinced is necessary to get the clothes truly clean. Other reviewers have commented that it's loud...and it is, but I am so happy to now have clean clothes and fresh-smelling towels that I don't even care! It also takes less than one hour to wash my clothes like my old machine! The bottom does what it's supposed to cleans your clothes and it does a great job!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Worked well for the first year

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought mine at Sears about two years ago. It worked really well for the first year. After that, it began to have what I assume are electronic issues. It starts to fill with water, gets somewhat full (it's different every time) and then quits. I press the button to start it again and it spits a little water and quits again. I can't find a way to get it to work correctly anymore. Because everything is electric, if you cancel the current cycle, it's drains out all the water before starting again. Everytime this happens, there goes all of your laundry detergent. I can only imagine how much detergent we've wasted in this thing. A few months ago also, the plastic attachment that holds the agitator on broke into a few pieces. At least it was only $20 online since I'm able to replace it myself. But, finally, enough is enough and we can't take it anymore. We're going out to find a different machine.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      GE GTW485ASJ3WS


      I bought this product on May 31, 2017. It began having intermittent problems within two months. No matter what I do it always seems to get out of balance and shakes violently, often sliding off its pad. Now October/November it will fill with water and then immediately empty, including the soap I just put in. It will do this three or more times and then work. Other times it won't complete a cycle. It has a one year warranty but good luck. I would have to say that GE customer service has got to be the worst that I have ever experienced. You won't get to speak to anyone who knows anything. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GE PRODUCT FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE. This website doesn't give you the ability to give something negative stars so I had to give it one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        GE Answers

        Hello Valued Customer - we are very sorry to hear of the unfortunate experience you are having with regard to your washing machine. This is certainly not what we like to hear. If you are having difficulty in getting it repaired under the warranty by GE Factory Service, then we recommend to email us using our "Contact Us" page on our website. We may be able to offer additional trouble-shooting assistance. It is our goal to keep you as a loyal GE Appliances customer now and in the future. Thank you for providing your feedback. NANCYatGEA GE_Appliances

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Happy with my purchase

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I read reviews on many washers before purchasing this one. The installation was simple, I purchased with the new hoses and they look so much better than the plastic ones we used to have. I ran a few loads today and it appears the washer does a good job cleaning the clothes. Haven't tried any with heavy soil yet though. My only small complaint would be that it makes a lot of interesting noises as it's going through its cycle, filling and sensing. Not terrible, just noticeable sounds if you're in an adjacent room.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • CNETRating, 3.5 out of 5Megan Wollerton on July 24, 2016
      GE GTW485ASJWS review
      The $650 GE GTW485ASJWS might be one of the simplest washing machines you can buy today. It doesn't have a ton of advanced settings, an LED-bedazzled digital display, or on-board Wi-Fi connectivity. You won't find a second washer tucked inside aFull Review

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