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Great for small spaces
We have an older home that only had enough room for a small stacked unit. We really wanted a front load washer and dryer with low water usage. We found it with this GE...Read complete review
We have an older home that only had enough room for a small stacked unit. We really wanted a front load washer and dryer with low water usage. We found it with this GE unit, and couldn't be happier. Our clothes are so much more clean and fresh, and don't get beat to shreds like the old "apartment" style stacked unit that was there when we purchased our home. Only two slightly negative comments, but neither would keep me from recommending this washer. 1) The door needs to be tightly closed for it to start the cycle. It will go through a process of locking/unlocking the door and if it's not quite shut, it won't lock and start. I've shut it and walked away, to come back an hour later and see that it never started. 2) The pull-out drawer to add detergent, bleach, and softener has three little trays within, which can be removed and filled. I've found it slightly awkward to fill them and try to get them back in the drawer without spilling. So now I just leave them there and fill them without removing. Very small negatives. Noise is average, but it's amazing how well this smaller capacity washer cleans AND it cleans quite a bit!
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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 Mountain Center, CA, United States
Comments about GE WCVH4800KWW White Frontload Washer:
For a compact washer, it fits plenty of items. It also uses very little water.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Efficient space saving washer!
By Derek the Hunter
from Aurora, Illinois
About Me Frequent User
Comments about GE 2.2 CuFt. White Front Load Washer:
Very easy to use by turning the dial to choose cycle. I love the my cycle button for the program used most often. I'm glad GE still makes a machine that fits in tight spaces as I don't have room for the 27" model.
very poor quality
from Long Beach, NY, United States
I bought this machine after Superstorm Sandy. It doesn't get heavy use since I live alone. I was in the middle of washing a load and the machine just died. I couldn't get the clothes out because the door latch wouldn't release. The main board had to be replaced. Obviously, it was a "lemon". I am very disappointed in this GE product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Lasted 4 years
Repair costs more than the washer. After 49 months, the barrel broke away from the motor. Had a repairman out today. Cost of repair: over $700.
small footprint, big capacity
from Flushing, New York
I have been using it for 3 months without a single issue. I checked a few 22" washers including US, European and Asian brands before choosing this WCVH4800KWW, no regret at all.
from Indianapolis, IN, United States
I didn't realize that it came with all the features that it has. I'm most definitely satisfied and I recommend it to anyone that has an apartment and needs space.
Mighty Might with full size features!
from Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
I replaced our full size washer with the WCVH4800KWW to save space in our condo. I couldn't be happier with the performance and full size features of this Mighty Might. Good things do come in small packages!
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from Schuylerville, New York, United States
Great features& the right size for me in my condo.
from Alexandria, VA, United States
I bought this a couple of months ago & so happy I did.
from Chicago, IL, United States
I bought this a couple of months ago and so far it's been working really well. Nice features and good results.
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