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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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Small but mighty!
from Mesa, AZ, United States
Comments about GE WCVH4800KWW White Frontload Washer:
This came with our new home and it's wonderful. This is in addition to our already owned front loader. Total of 2 in home and it works like a charm! Love all the features and cleans clothes fantastic. As with any front loader when the laundry is done I wipe it out, especially the rubber ring and leave the door open over night. I also wash out the tub once a month with bleach and it's wonderful!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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We are finding this washer very unsatisfactory for dirty clothes. We would like to be able to presoak dirty clothes but there is no setting for that and the water-saving feature doesn't allow enough water to do this manually. We end up washing loads twice because to get them clean. Even if one washing works, the capacity is smaller than similar models we have had in the past and the wash cycles seem longer. There lots of settings though like extra rinse and one can adjust for each load how heavy the spin load is, the water temperature. So it has good features especially if you are not washing loads that require pretreating by soaking.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
super good machines
from NJ, United States
I recommend this machines 100% to everyone super quality and very efficient
from Clearwater, Florida
I bought this washer for our condo and it works great. I appreciate all of the features that it has to make washing easy. I also appreciate that it is very quiet and you cannot hear it when it is in operation. Great product!!!
from Long Island,ny
Though is a small washer it wash very well. The only thing that I miss is not being able to change water temperature, since is automatic.
from Delray Beach, FL, United States
Again, it took me a little while to get used to, but let me tell you, your clothes will love you for washing them in this machine !!! The sanitizing feature on this washer (as well as the matching dryer) will boggle your mind.
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from Miami Beach, FL, United States
Great washer. Very happy. Love it. Definitely recommend it.
from Example: New York, NY
Basic and very easy to use; this washer is good value.
from Wallingford, CT, United States
bought this unit 5 montha ago and works great and has a lot of features
from Mountain Center, CA, United States
For a compact washer, it fits plenty of items. It also uses very little water.
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