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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.
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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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A small that acts big!
from White Stone, VA, United States
Comments about GE 2.2 CuFt. White Front Load Washer:
Just installed yesterday...it's a newbie. Digital dial, digital time, and digital chime are very snazzy touches. Be advised to decrease your detergent and softener for this small machine. It acts very big, stainless tub and it has handled several load sizes, and temperature ranges very nicely. The pump and spin motor are smooth and quiet. I hope it lasts longer than its GE predecessor (six years)!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this washer
By Cyndi L
from Edmonds, WA, United States
I've had this washer for almost a year now. Sometimes it's so quiet I'm not sure it's even operating. I like the easy features & wash cycle choices. During the 1st month of use, water seemed to collect in the soap dispenser. That is now resolved. I only wish there was an interior light like my old washer so I can find stay socks.
from Watertown, CT, United States
got this installed yesterday and did 3 loads right off, reasonably quiet even during spin cycles, hope this GE lasts as long as the one I had from 2000 to 2010, unfortunately had a different brand from 2010 to 2016
So Far So Good
By Mrs Shaffer
from Blakeslee, PA, United States
My washer was delivered today, and since I had to wait six days to receive it, my laundry baskets were quite full. Once the installers left I read through the manual, then got to work. As I write this the fourth load is spinning. It has a very easy digital selection screen, with a lot more options then the five-year old washer that just went to washer heaven. The only con is the door is lower than I expected so I have to bend more to get items in and out. Other than that, I'm happy with this GE washer, as well as my GE refrigerator and GE stove. I don't know why I shop around when I need a new appliance since I seem to always end up with GE because of price, features, availability, and this model fit in the limited space of my laundry nook.
Fits the spot
By Mikeys stackable
from Kapolei Hawaii!
Seems to be working great although only recently received it. Very quiet. Wish it was slightly larger.
from St Paul, MN, United States
Easy to use. Even my grandchild can start it, which helps when they. Pend the weekend with us..
from Chicago, IL, United States
I bought this washer a couple of weeks ago. Given my limited space, I only had two options. Overall the washer is okay. Definitely an improvement from my previous (15 yrs old) GE washer. I like the options for washing, very straight forward (athletic, whites, delicates, etc.) makes the process easier even for my boyfriend who no longer has to ask me what he should select as far water temperature and duration settings :) The cycles are shorter and the clothes seems to be clean. Also, it is kind of quiet but not completely silent. It does make a strong industrial sound, twice, when it locks the door...minor thing. So far happy with the exception that one cycle did not clean very well and a lot of the STAINS REMAINED on a car dog cover. Also, the SOFTENER compartment accumulates water and does not drain.
from Aspen, CO, United States
Just installed the great washer, fits perfectly under the kitchen counter. washed one load and love it!
Works so quiet.
This front loader works so quiet and cleans really great.
from North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Looks beautiful and performs as well as it looks. And it does a fairly good size load.
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