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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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from Hampton, VA, United States
Comments about GE WCVH4800KWW White Frontload Washer:
Absolutely delighted with this unit. Excellent size for just 2 people. Was able to stack the washer & dryer and allow space for a small freezer in my laundry room!! Quality product, quiet, lots of options for the controls.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good washer. Runs very quiet
I have only had the washer for a couple of weeks, but everything is working great and it runs very quiet.
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Love the washer
from New York, United States
Bought this with the washer for a small space in a guest cottage. LOVE the washer which is more spacious than I had thought and gets things really clean. I agree with other reviews of the drier, though. It doesn't try bulky items like sheets as well as bigger driers. Need to run twice. Overall, though, am satisfied.
from Florida, United States
Only had the washer for a few days but very impressed with the quality and features.
Worst new washer ever owned
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from Long Island NY
Worst new washer ever owned. This is a replacement for a failed less than one year old washer. The washer leaked water on a new hard wood floor.I never would have bought this washer it was supplied by the builder of my condo. We have owned many GE products over the years and were very happy with them but I am sorry to say this is junk.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Easy to use
This item is so easy to use and easy to clean. I really like it because it doesn't take a whole lot of space, perfect for a townhouse or condo.
I don't like those washmachine.
from New York, NY, United States
came with the new condo. yes it's saved water, but I don't know the clothes are clean. I like the old fashion wash mashing.
from Minneapolis, MN, United States
I bought this washer may 2015. It's so much quieter than my last stacked washer. It's easier on the clothes too. More energy efficient. I don't like emptying the water from the detergent dispenser after each load, that's a pain. I use tide he and no dryer sheets when drying and I've not missed dryer sheets. I read it's hard on clothes and towels to use them and I'd used them for years. I have a small space and this was perfect. I had put off buying a new set because smaller sets just weren't readily available. I'm glad I waited. The price on these is much higher than full size models, I wonder why that is ...
Really good washer!
from Landsdale, PA
I bought this clothes washer 5 months ago. I have really noticed that my clothes seem cleaner and this washer uses less water than my previous clothes washer. The washer has great features. I rated this washer 4 stars because it is bit costly due to its compact size.
Clothes Do Not Come Out Fully Clean
from Virginia, United States
I purchased this machine in April 2015. I am disappointed in the features. The water saving feature means that clothes on which spots have been pre-treated do not come out at the end of the cycle - I suspect because there isn't sufficient water to "tackle" the stain. I never had this problem with my top loading machine. Further, the detergent container does not empty completely, so at the end of the cycle there is a residue of the liquid detergent (HE detergent) as well as water.
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