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GE - 2.8 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer - White/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • I assumed, based on specs, that the washer was slightly taller, with a slightly deeper basket, resulting in a 2.8 instead of a 2.1 cubic foot load capacity, as widening the machine would be madness.Rae1
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this little gem!

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    Frustrated1
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    I have very limited space for my washer and dryer. It compares to a closet. Finding something so small required a custom order. It is very small on the outside, but has amazing space internally. I love the fact that there is NO agitator to have clothes get hung up on. The installer said it runs on magnets. I have yet to research that, but he works for a plumbing business and was super impressed. I love it and am very happy with Best Buy for finding it for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product for a limited utility room space.

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    Drummer
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    Our choices were limited because the space was limited and most washers on the market are wider than our space allowed. Down side was the price was a lot more than washers with nearly twice the capacity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed. Going to return it.

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    Patricia
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    Electronics dont work the way I need. Cant look inside without cycle emptying and staring over. Doesn't clean good. Hard to set for what I need. Set one button an the other settings move to what you dont want. Very frustrated. It leaks. You cant start it an forget it. Very noisy. I really thought this was going to be a good machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too Large To Fit Through A Bathroom Door

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    Rae1
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    The most important piece of information concerning this washing machine was misquoted, by the vendor specifications, at the store where I bought this unit. A 2.1 cubic foot washer is the best compact available, and of course is unavailable so, given no other option for something that could fill enough to properly wash a Queen comforter, I purchased the new, GE 2.8 cubit Foot top loading washing machine, thinking it was the next innovation. I assumed, based on specs, that the washer was slightly taller, with a slightly deeper basket, resulting in a 2.8 instead of a 2.1 cubic foot load capacity, as widening the machine would be madness. Given that the width of door frames in the average bathroom in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s built apartments, condos and houses was between 24 and 28 inches with the 24 inch door size in very common use, more common than the other two options, it would make no sense to produce a compact or portable machine that had a width precluding use. This unit is 24 inches by 24. 5 inches, with no wiggle room. Even with the door to our bathrooms off their hinges, this machine would never fit in any of them, so back in the box and back to the store this went. The specifications have been updated, where I purchased this, again, 24 x 24.5, and hopefully the same thing won't happen to anyone else, however, for anyone looking at this machine, please be advised that it is too large to fit through any bathroom door in our house, built in the 1970s and, after measuring at a friend's 1960s home we found their doors also measured exactly 24 inches, with about 23.3 between the door frame stops on either side. Given that a 23 inch machine is the maximum that can fit through what was, for decades, the standard bathroom door size, this machine is simply not workable unless you are using it in a large, standard size washing machine slot in a garage or laundry closet and, if you can fit a 24 inch machine with a low 2.8 cubic foot capacity, you can probably fit a standard 27 inch machine, why bother with a machine that washes so much less and doesn't fill enough to wash a large comforter? It just makes no sense. I can't recommend this for anyone seeking a compact washer, as a 23 inch width is about as wide as it could be in order to be considered compact, for use in a bathroom with a sink hookup. I also don't recommend this for anyone seeking a washing machine who can accommodate a larger size washer, such as a 27 inch, because the capacity on the 27 inch GE washer far exceeds this and that washer comes with a functioning Deep Fill button, as of 2019. With any luck, someone will design a 2.5 or even a 2.8 cubic foot washer that utilizes a slightly taller tub in a thinner housing of 22 to a maximum of 23 inches, so that I can finally replace my dead Haier 2.1, which was so useful for so many years. I hope this helps you in your search.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice washer

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    Sofi
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    We have a limited amount of space for our washer and dryer. This washer is a good fit, works well, has plenty of options, and looks great too.

    I would recommend this to a friend