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2nd Rinse + Extra Spin.
Deep Rinse (select when using fabric softener)
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Works as promised
We were looking for a washing machine that would wash king size bedding, use a reasonable amount of water, wash quickly if needed, manage to wash delicates without shredding and still remain reasonably...Read complete review
We were looking for a washing machine that would wash king size bedding, use a reasonable amount of water, wash quickly if needed, manage to wash delicates without shredding and still remain reasonably priced. We have had this washing machine for 4 months now, we run 2-3 loads a day and have not had a single problem. They don't make them like they used to (in the old days) with tons of water and three wash settings. Now, with water regulations, and a better understanding of laundry, this washing machine strikes a nice balance of meeting regulations while still deep cleaning the clothes. While researching I read many comments (about other washers) that claimed that the only way to get clothes clean was to have lots and lots of water. Ongoing research, and this washing machine, are proving otherwise. Think about washing dishes in a sink - if you need to wash a dozen plates, you can wash them with a little water and a little soap. More water simply dilutes the soap. Lots of water and lots of soap will get clothes clean but a little soap and a little water (with a clean water rinse) will also get the clothes clean. When the clothes go in, it locks the lid and spins the clothes (without water) a few times to weigh the clothes to determine the size of the load. You can choose from three water settings - 1. the amount of water the machine feels it needs, 2. tap the fill button once and it dumps in another gallon or so or 3. hold the fill button and it will put in as much water as possible (it does not fill to the top but does put in quite a bit of water). Importantly you can add the forgotten item of clothing even after the cycle has started (when in the agitating cycle) - the lid does not lock during agitation (it does lock while spinning). When you add an item, the agitator stops, and you can add the item. When you close the lid, the machine adds a little water and starts up again. It has a variety of settings (delicates, normal, heavy duty) and also allows for a variety of washing cycles. It has different settings for regular clothes, one for jeans, one for towels, one for delicates, etc. This seems to change how aggressively or gently it agitates the clothing. It does not agitate the clothes as roughly as the old machines - it agitates back and forth a few times, lets the clothes rest for a few seconds to let the soap do what it does, then it agitates again, rests, agitates, rest, agitates, etc. It runs a warm rinse that gets all of the soap out and then spins the heck out of the clothes to wring every drop out of the clothing. Drying time is drastically reduced. Fast washing gets clothes washed in about 25 minutes. It does have settings that allows for soaking, second rinses, etc. It has a dial that (apparently) changes the cleaning approach based on whether the stain in tomato, grass or dirt. It has a quiet tune when it starts up and a quiet tune when it finishes. I would strongly recommend this washing machine. A large, stainless steel drum can easily takes the mattress pad, fitted sheet and top sheet from a king size bed. It does not move during the spin cycle (just make sure that clothes are fairly evenly distributed). It may twist the sheets up a bit but if I were in a drum spinning at 800 rpm I might be a little twisted too.....
Most Liked Negative Review
Sensor Washing, worst thing ever !!!!
I tried out this machine for 1 month, today it is being picked up and returned. Sensor washing, low water and slow agitation may be the new breakthrough, but nothing beats being able...Read complete review
I tried out this machine for 1 month, today it is being picked up and returned. Sensor washing, low water and slow agitation may be the new breakthrough, but nothing beats being able to adjust the water level you want to use, or how long you want to wash your items. I tried small loads where the sensor sensed no clothes inside and shut down twice on me. I tried 2 down jackets, bulky but light, even with the deep water button pushed, it wouldn't cover the jackets, not just a low water treatment, half way up, hardly wetting the complete jackets. Forget about ever giving a very soiled item a vigorous washing or soaking, not going to happen. To sum it up, try to stick with a machine without sensors, one with control on water levels, timers, soaking, and agitation control. You don't need to hear music when buttons are pushed.
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Good washer except for spin cycle
Comments about GE 4.2 Cu. Ft. White Top Loading Washer:
I wanted an old type fill washer and this comes as close as I could find. I love the deep fill feature and the stain removal feature works great. The only complaint is the spin cycle is really hard, even on the delicate cycle and therefore clothes are very wrinkled when they come out of the washer. And the spin cycle is really really loud and noisy. Sounds like a jet plane starting its take off!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Virginia, United States
Finally, a washer that fills with water! So excited!!!
from Vernal, UT, United States
The large capacity is nice, but is too technical. I don't like that the lid locks and you can't open it without pushing a button, then waiting a minute before it unlocks.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Utah, United States
I bought this washer that was recommended by our repair man. We needed something with a powerful drain motor (It needed to drain 7 plus feet above the washer). We have not been disappointed! It works like a champ, we are extremely happy with our washer. We have been long time GE fans and we will continue to buy GE since their appliances have proven to us to be top quaility!
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from Westerville, OH, United States
We bought this yesterday and my wife can already see a difference in her laundry. Our old GE Front Loader finally bit the dust after about 15 years? The machine was ok but we're old school and the Mrs. never felt that it cleaned as well as our old top load machine. She was totally excited to try the new unit out and the results were as expected, everything was cleaner, brighter and much faster. The controls were self explanatory and as long as this lasts as long as our previous units GE has our business!
By lady walker
Have washed 6 loads and it work great. Sounds are way different than old machine but it is not loud at all. Clothes were very clean and love the "add water" feature. Very satisfied.
from Killbuck, OH, United States
I got it over a month ago and glad I did love it !
Easy to use!
from Blacksburg, VA, United States
This washer has been really easy to set up and use. It was not what I had picked out before going to the store but am very pleased I purchased. The GE has worked wonderfully for all my laundry needs.
2nd rinse botton
from Burlington, WA, United States
I probably wash a load everyday and it works great I defiantly recommend this product!
Great product. Many features
from Chattanooga, TN, United States
Have found this unit to have many features similar to more expensive units.
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