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One of the few stackable units that fits my closet
Our front loading washed broke. Sadly, the new stackable units are larger than the older models. Many of the new stackable W/Ds don't fit into our utility closet space. Our mom chose...Read complete review
Our front loading washed broke. Sadly, the new stackable units are larger than the older models. Many of the new stackable W/Ds don't fit into our utility closet space. Our mom chose the GE model because of smaller footprint and the dryer is a vented one (did not want ductless). We washed the 1st load today and it came out clean.
Most Liked Negative Review
PROS * Looks nice * Plenty of wash options * Cheery end-of-cycle signal CONS * Loud * Struggles to balance load for spinning * Most wash cycles are excessively long We purchased this washer because...Read complete review
PROS * Looks nice * Plenty of wash options * Cheery end-of-cycle signal CONS * Loud * Struggles to balance load for spinning * Most wash cycles are excessively long We purchased this washer because we needed a washer and dryer that would fit under our kitchen counters and we wanted the dryer to be vented. Those two requirements limited us to three brands/models. We opted for GE because one of the others was an obscure brand and the other, while a common brand, seemed rather dated with its mechanical timer knobs. So GE was the default choice, but we were okay with that because they look rather nice (they're in our kitchen, after all, so style and appearance are important), and because GE has made efforts recently to bring their appliance manufacturing back here to the U.S. That said, we found this washer to be "just okay". Our biggest complaint is that it's pretty loud, especially the drain cycle which, for some reason, it does a lot. The fill cycle is a bit loud, too. The wash cycle (when it's just tumbling) and the spin cycle are pretty quiet. With our previous washer, we could sit comfortably in the kitchen while it ran. With this GE washer, the noise is rather annoying even when we're in the next room. We also found that the washer often has difficulty balancing the load so that it can spin. This is especially true when there is less than a full load in the washer. It's somewhat better with a full load, but it still struggles sometimes. To compound the problem, the washer does a slow spin to try to distribute the clothes evenly so that it can spin. If it senses the load is out of balance, it runs the drain cycle, apparently to try to remove more water to help with the balance. But again, the drain cycle is quite loud, so you have to put up with the noise frequently until the washer can balance the load. On one of our first loads (half full) the washer did the slow spin/drain routine probably a dozen times or more until I finally turned it off to manually re-adjust the load. (Someone's going to say the washer isn't level, but it is, as near as can be determined when it's under a counter.) The washer has nine default wash cycles plus options to change the length of the wash cycle, the water temperature (for the wash cycle only - rinses are always in cold water), the spin speed, and whether you want an extra rinse. For several cycles, the total wash time is an hour or more. The Whites/Heavy Duty cycle, with an extra rinse, is an hour and a half. These seem excessively long. We generally use the Speed Wash cycle with cold water and an extra rinse - 40 minutes total. Hot water is not an option with the shorter cycles. So if you want to wash something in hot water, a longer wash cycle is required. As far as durability goes, it's too soon to tell. We've only had it for a few months. No problems yet, though. And I mentioned that GE has brought some of its appliance manufacturing back to the U.S. Kudos to them for that. That said, this washer is not among those. It is made in Korea, if that is important to you. It is to us, but, like I said, our options were limited. So would we recommend this washer? Probably not, mainly because of the noise and the difficulty the washer has with balancing a load. But apart from those two issues, the washer is otherwise pretty nice. And it looks good in our kitchen next to its matching dryer.
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It has great features
By AL Andrews
from North Carolina, United States
Comments about GE WCVH4800KWW White Frontload Washer:
It runs so quiet and does a great job and has so many features
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great washer. Should have done it 3 years ago!
Didn't realize how bad our old washer was. This new GE is supurb. Quiet and cleans very well.
It had the features especially size that I needed.
By marie L
Performance was good, but the only lasted 5 12 yrs.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very Clean & Efficient Wash
from Banner Elk, NC, United States
I really enjoy the GE Front-Load Washer as I can put in a large load and clothes get fresh and clean. This washer saves me money on extra loads and uses less water.
Great little washer
from Florida, United States
I've had this washer over 3 months and have had great results. It has plenty of features, but I find the quick wash is very handy choice.
By Mountain Karl
from Allenspark, CO, United States
Sturdy, does the job, wife likes the controls designed for her not a computer geek.
Great Washer at a Great Size
from Madison, WI, United States
Finding a washer to fit our tight space was difficult. Finding both high quality and the right size was a miracle. So far, this washer washes well, has style, and fits in our limited space.
Efficient and quiet, but small
This washer was a replacement under a home warranty. We have had the washer for two months now, and it works great. The controls are very easy to see and understand, and in operation the unit is much quieter than our former washer. We normally use the speed cycle, which is usually done in about 30 minutes. This helps a lot as the washer is quite small in terms of cu ft. Our only issue so far (other than having to do laundry more often due to the small size) is that there is always water in the tray where you put soap, fabric softener, etc. after a wash cycle is done. But, that hasn't translated into any issues so far, so overall we are happy.
Perfect for the Small House!
By Leen Bean
from San Francisco, CA, United States
I love this duo of a machine! It's simple, easy, quick, and very user friendly! AND it fits perfectly in my 500 square-foot pad! The washer has easy-to-fill compartments and it also has a cleaning feature.
The size was perfect for our small space
from Richmond, VA, United States
We needed an appartment size washer and likeed GE preformance in the past
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