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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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Love love love!
from Hoboken, NJ, United States
Comments about GE 2.2 CuFt. White Front Load Washer:
This washer cleans clothes beautifully, is compact, and is nice to look at as well! Good job GE!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great design, but short-lived washer
from Fort Myers, FL
Bought new washer/dryer Sept. 2013. Loved them! My 4th set of stacking units since 1976 - although this was new design. Suffered catastrophic failure in washer Aug. 2016 - less than 3 years old. Repairs as much as new washer. No, I'm not happy, but, yes, I am replacing washer with the same model - otherwise I would have to buy another dryer. I am purchasing a maintenance contract this time. Until this failure, I had no problems and I really like a front loading washer, and having my dryer at shoulder height.
from California, United States
Easy to use and I think it gets the clothes cleaner!
from Cary NC
Machine was an excellent addition. It replaced a foreign unit.
from Texas, United States
I bought this washer several months ago and I am very pleased with it, it does a great job on my clothes.
By Florida Rags
from Fort Myers, FL, United States
Love the product & the room it saves me! Works like a charm!
Gentle on clothing
from South Carolina, United States
I'm pleased with the performance in getting my clothes clean and stains out of them. I needed a washer and dryer that would stack and fit in a particular place in my kitchen. This set works perfectly (with several inches to spare).
from Aspen, CO, United States
I did buy this washer 1 month ago and it is just great...
By CALIFORNIA DUDE
Overall quiet and efficient machine. Nice looking and stackable
Broke after second load.
from Raleigh, NC, United States
The first load went fine. However on the second load when it went to the spin cycle, there was a loud banging sound. I paused the spin cycle and emptied the washer to see if something was in the tub and there wasn't. I resumed the spin cycle and the sound ended however at 1 minute remaining, the washer remained locked and could not restart.
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