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The best new "old school" washer.
By Lee the Laundry Dad
from Chicago, IL
About Me Heavy Duty User
Comments about GE White Top Load Washer:
High efficient washers take some trial and error to figure out how they work best. I miss my old Frigidare that lasted 15 years, built like a workhorse, basic, consistent, dependable. I've tried 2 new HE washers, all new washers are HE. I first bought a 900 dollar kenmore front loader that just didn't work for me because of the stinky bacteria build up and it never got out stains my old washer would have. After that fail I tried this basic GE washer and I spent time investigating it. The biggest problem with HE washers is the lack of water needed to wash a full load of clothes. This washer works best filling with the lid closed because the agitator spins while filling thus getting water to the clothes on top. If you close the lid after the tub is filled with water the clothes on top will be noticeably drier and less clean. I changed my routine to detergent, clothes, fabric softener, start, dilute fabric softener, close lid promptly. I love the fact you can choose the water level even though I just keep the setting at SUPER which is the old school medium. Anyone that ever owned a HE washer that automatically determines, whirlpool cough cough, the water level knows this fustration. The spin is very good and reduces dry time to match the washer's regular color cycle with fabric softener, extra rinse, and extended spin settings. About 50 minutes. That makes me efficient! The extra rinse does not negate the use of fabric softener like old school washers would rinse the softener off. This is probably due to less water in the rinse. Changing the wash settings to a heavier load setting greatly increases the wash time. The most I've timed is 1 hour and 45 minutes with the heavily soiled and soak settings. The washer is only loud during the spin cycle. Light loads can move the washer during spin. Hasn't eaten any sheets yet.All in All this is the closest to what I was looking for. I have a family of six and I do two or three loads a day before work.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A Great Washer!
from Highland Park, IL
About Me Frequent User
The washer in our new house failed immediately after moving in and we did a lot of review reading and visited the Abt store. I was looking at the Duet models but my wife thought spending that much on a washer was crazy (turns out she was right as usual as there are numerous problems with front loaders and I have a drain line in the way that prevented me from installing one.)We have been really happy with this washer as it does an outstanding job cleaning clothes, bedding, towels, everything. We have been using the automatic water level feature and it works great and see no need to use more water because that's the way they did it with outdated technology.It is very easy to use, quiet and we are really thrilled with it and saved half compared to buying a front loader. A really well made top loader that is a great value!No negatives so far.
By Stick man
from Gurnee IL
This simple to use basic washing machine is what we needed, very quiet and the right capacity for a family of four. The auto fill feature seems to us like the load needs more water, so we always set the load size manually, which is part of the super easy set up.
from Western Springs, IL
My laundry room isn't very large and I needed a smaller sized washer. This washer fits the space but also handles large loads of clothes, including blankets and comforters. I'm very happy with it!
Great Quiet Washer
I recently purchased this washer and so far, it is the best washer I have ever owned. It quietly washes. It has a sensor choice for filling water level, which saves money. It definitely cleans clothes very well. I was also able to save on the purchase with a rebate.I am very pleased with this washer.
I RECOMMEND !
from Ocala, FL
excellent washer; priced right !
Learned it doesn't have to say HE to be
from Bristol, WI
Still wanted the old way where water level is fuller but found out this washer does the HE water fill levels. Description didn't state that but I guess Energystar rated must also be a indication.
Service and delivery comments:
Service and delivery was excellent. Was a backorder item but came in way sooner than estimated.
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