Worst washing machine I've purchased in 30 years
We moved into house with an older front loader machine and didn't like the fact it wouldn't spin out right and smelled moldy so immediately ordered a top loader machine.
The first mistake we made was not doing our research on the machine we just assumed it was like any other top loader washing machine which have always been reliable for us in the past. I purchased my washer brand new. The day it was delivered unfortunately we didn't have them turn it on. One hour after it being delivered we started our first load we noticed the short agitator so we had to read up on how to use machine. We realized it was different from other top loading machines so we followed the directions and started our first load and soon we heard a loud continuous squeaking noise from upstairs and it was the washing machine. I called
GE because I knew there had to be something wrong with the machine being so loud so after a week they sent a repair person over. The repair man said that the washers are louder than most but said ours was louder than he remembered so he ordered a replacement motor. After communicating with GE my concerns of my brand new machine needing a new motor they agreed to send us a new machine. Which it took another week or so to get . The GE customer service person was very helpful. After getting my new machine and having the delivery man run it for us it was still load but not as load as first so we concluded that must be how they sound. List of complaints.
1. Does not clean and leaves clothes dirty.
2. Washers agitator is very short and does not clean properly.
3. Due to short agitator a person has to spread and stack clothes on sides to make one big circle so as not to cover agitator which can interfere with spin cycle.
4. When washing towels, bedding, rugs anything large, laundry tends to get in center and covers agitator and does not spin which causes a person to have to rewash and extra spin.
5. Very noisy it's a good thing my laundry is in the basement so it's not as loud upstairs.
There is not any energy or water savings to this machine a person has to run it more than once on 1 out of 3 loads. The extra work involved because of the short agitator makes it very frustrating at best. Very bad design. Worst purchase on an appliance in 30 years. I would not wish this machine on my worst enemy.
July 2, 2013
This machine came with our new construction house. This machine is very noisy. The machine does not put sufficient water in the tub to get the clothes clean. If a bath towel gets left on the floor and gets a bit musty, the washing machine does not get enough water through the towel to clean away the musty smell. I forgot and left a clean load in the washer overnight. Now the clothes smell musty and the washer cannot get them clean smelling again. All in all, I'm very frustrated with this machine and will replace it soon.
June 18, 2013
I just finished building a house and I had my builder include the washer/dryer since they could get them at cost and I've been so happy w/this washer.
I love the fact you don't select the load size, it's a High Efficency and it's able to sense how big your load is and supplies the right amount of water needed to clean your clothes. It's a very quite machine, but when it's spinning the clothes it's a little loud, but nothing that closing the laundry room door can't cure. My clothes have always come out perfectly clean and haven't had any issues with it. I've been using the washer for 3 weeks now and I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a new washer.
June 17, 2013
Our 13 year old washer finally went out and I began the process of checking reviews on different washers. I landed on this washer over and over on various sites with very positive reviews. We purchased the washer and it has totally lived up to it's reputation. It's easy to use, quiet, uses very little water and detergent, and gets clothes really clean. I couldn't be happier with this purchase and I would highly recommend it to any one.
May 9, 2013
Thought I wanted this
We had the choice between front and top. I went with the top thinking I wouldn't like the front after reading reviews. I have used the washer for 2 weeks now. It is noisy. I hate that I have to put the soap in, close lid and then remember to put in clothes. i have washed three loads of....NOTHING! Another thing, today was the first day I washed whites and the softener turned some of the clothes blue! My husband asked me what was blue that I washed with the whites.....shmmmmm.
April 12, 2013
Noisy Inconsistent Washer
The machine is very noisy - whirring, whining, clacking, etc. Worse, clothes sometimes come out with white streaks on them. I've tried shorter wash, longer wash, single rinse, double rinse, detergent in first, detergent in last - I can't find a consistent factor. The only reliable option is to always wash clothes inside out so that the streaks are on the inside. I would NOT purchase this product again, and would NOT recommend it to anyone.
March 21, 2013
Good value for the price paid. Gets clothes clean.
February 27, 2013
Our new washer has taken some getting used to. It has no center pole which at first was concerning but it gives you more room! Our clothes still come out just as clean. I love that it is so much quieter than our old washer!
February 21, 2013