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Most Liked Positive Review
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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from MD, United States
Comments about GE 2.2 CuFt. White Front Load Washer:
I just bought a brand new version front loader washer and dryer and I absolutely hate the washer it's so loud and go crazy on the spin cycle almost walking out of my wash room has my new floor torn up have only used it once even bought the anti vibrating pads and still no luck very disappointing after spending so much money !!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Simple and quiet
from Washington, DC, United States
It's a very nice upgrade from what we had. It is much quieter and there are a myriad of available settings.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good litttle compact washer
from Galveston, TX, United States
easy to install , takes less space.. is silent and has good options for different types of clothes. working good so far
By Rosa 56
from Haverhill, MA, United States
The Clothes come out very clean. Quiet and efficient.
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I wont buy this washer again
By Christina 1
from New York
I have had the washer for three months and already had to call service because the machine was not starting on demand. It would start one out of every three or four times. The technician said that he knew that from having seen it in other places that you need to shut the door in a special way to hope for the water to start. He had nothing to add to correct for the problem. I started it again this morning. Same thing will start every three efforts. Thats ridiculous
from Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Works great awesome looks and cant beat the price service team are very helpful and nice. Overall its a great product
from Tulsa, OK, United States
I bought this product because it was the only one that would fit down the basement stairs. I am glad I did.
Lots of cycle options, quiet wash cycle
from Key West, FL, United States
I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy that I did. It washes my clothes very well, using minimal water and has enough wash cycle options for anything I need to wash. There is good space in the drum, and it is very quiet. The only drawback I have found is that the liquid softener dispenser holds too much water between wash cycles, and I need to drain some off before starting the next load.
Easy controls. Quiet.
from Boston, MA, United States
We replaced the same model with this new one because we love it.
Poor Quality Control
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
This model fits perfectly into our condo space, but I am ready to redo the space if the kitchen to dump thus terrible product! Our first of this model lasted just until our warranty ran out. Then the drum axel broke. Resulting in purchasing a new washer. We got the same model due to space constraints. The new machine arrived. It did not work. The machine could never get out of the final spin cycle. A new ms nine was delivered two days later. It could never drain all of the water from the tub. The third machine came! It is functions properly; but only after day 1! We will see!
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