As we continue to work to improve our site, we would like your feedback.

Would you be willing to answer a few questions at the end of your visit to help us?

Share on Facebook Tweet Share via email Share
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Actual retail prices may vary by dealer. MSRP applies to the continental 48 United States and does not include such items as delivery, installation, installation accessories (i.e. range cords), or removal of old appliances. Consult your local authorized GE dealer for its prices.

ADA Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act establishes accessibility guidelines for many products. This product meets the requirements for ADA-compliance based on Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards.

Custom Panels Required

When shopping for products that accept custom panels, note that:

  • Stainless steel panels can be purchased from GE through the Parts and Accessories Store.
  • Panels to match your cabinetry must be purchased from your cabinetmaker.
  • Panel sizes and widths can vary; be sure to check the details of your model for the exact panel specifications.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

GE® 4.0 DOE cu. ft. stainless steel capacity washer




42 in x 27 in x 25 1/2 in


4.0 cu ft



  • ENERGY STAR® qualified and CEE Tier II
    Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • Infusor wash system
    Uses HE detergent, requiring less water than a traditional topload washer
  • LED electronic controls with cycle countdown display
    Show exactly how much time is left for each cycle
  • eWash Cold Wash Technology
    Energy-saving option uses a cold water wash on select cycles without sacrificing performance
  • eMonitor
    An electronic readout shows the exact efficiency of each cycle so the user can decide how they want to wash each load

More Product Details ›

Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Meets the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency requirements.

Made In America

Made In America
70 to 90% U.S. Content
Product details at



Washer Cycles Heavy Duty Cycle
Rinse and Spin
Drain and Spin
2nd Rinse
Auto Soak
Extended Spin
Washer Options/Settings Fabric Softener
Dispenser Bleach
Fabric Softener
Wash Mechanism Infusor
Control Type Rotary-Electronic
Custom Cycles My Settings
Wash/Rinse Temperatures 6
Wash/Spin Speed Combinations 5
Washer Control Features LED Cycle Status Lights
LED Cycle Countdown
Delay Start - Up to 12 hours
Water Levels Variable
Water Temp System Perfect Temp
Specialty Cycles Basket Clean
Towels and Sheets
Whites Cycle Yes
Colors Cycle Yes
Handwash Cycle Yes
Optional Soil Levels Extra Heavy
Extra Light
Adaptive Capabilities PreciseFill
Delicates Cycle Yes
Number of Cycles 20
Permanent Press Cycle Yes
Style Top-Load High-Efficiency
Wash Basket Type Stainless Steel
Additional Washer Features Auto Balance Suspension System
Color Lid Instructions
Front Serviceable
Galvanized Steel Cabinet
Energy Saving Option Yes - eWash Cold Wash Technology and eMonitor
Maximum Spin Speed 700 RPM


Total Capacity (cubic feet) 4.0 cu ft


Color Appearance White

Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
MADE IN AMERICA: 70 to 90% U.S. Content


Quiet Package Quiet-By-Design


Approximate Shipping Weight 155 lb
Height Needed for Lid to Raise 90 Degrees 51
Net Weight 145 lb
Overall Depth 25 1/2 in
Overall Height 42 in
Overall Width 27 in


Motor Speeds Variable
Volts/Hertz 120V; 60Hz


Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
printer-friendly product specs
Quick Specs

Printer-friendly summary of features, dimensions, and installation tips.

Use and Care Manual

Owner's manual with operating instructions and information on how to clean and care for your product.

Energy Guide
Energy Guide

View this product's energy information, including estimated yearly energy usage and operating costs compared to similar models.

Installation Instructions

Detailed instructions on how to properly install your product.

CAD Download
CAD Download

AutoCAD files of appliances are available in DWG format. (compatible with most CAD software applications)



GTWN5550DWW is rated 3.0222 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I wasn't sure about this new washer - weighing the clothes to fill - but no problem with the clothes being clean. So quiet the first time I used it I had to go in several times to make sure it was working. I have recommended the washer to my family.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased w/my new GE top load washer It has performed as advertised and gets my clothes and dog beds clean. I would like to be able to adjust the water levels, since I don't feel like enough water is used w/the new energy efficient washers.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product has limited capacity This is a beautiful appearing washer. It would be ideal as a tiny load machine. But trying to wash a few towels and a sheet is more than the washer can handle. The water line is so low that the towels lump together and for spinning purposes one must pull some of the laundry out and rearrange it, or have two separate batches for rinsing and spinning. I agree that clothing wraps around each other, and you have a tangle to deal with. The deal is to realize that you have to chose the settings to fool the washer into using the maximum amount of water. It was not a good choice and I feel sorry for someone who would try to wash a sleeping bag or quilt in this.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent replacement for older model GE Profile Washer We had an older model GE Profile washer that we loved, but it needed a new electronic control panel. The GE service man told us the repairs would be high and we would have to wait over a month for the parts. Ugh!!! He also gave us a private number to call GE Customer Satisfaction to try to expedite the spare part. The part couldn't be expedited, but they could ship us a new GE washer at a deep cost, I think. It could also be delivered free immediately. WOW, the new washer, a GTWN5550DWW, cost about the same as the spare part on backorder. We ordered it and received it in a couple of days. The new washer is every bit as good as the previous GE Profile which they carried off. It has virtually every cycle for any clothes you wash, it's quieter than the GE Profile, it calculates the amount of water needed to wash the load you put in, the washing performance is excellent without adding any wear on the garments, it has an amazing way of balancing your load so you never have to stop the washer and re-position the garments. Some of the noises you hear are from the washer balancing the load when you start the load, however, they are no louder than the noise of the washer while it's filling. In short, we couldn't be more satisfied with this washer or GE's service.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a satisfactory washer > Takes twice as long to wash a load as prior washer.....As retirees we only have light loads >Clothes do not come out dry if you depend upon recommended settings >Clothes come out all lumped together
Date published: 2013-09-21

Find Your Answers

Search Our Knowledge Base

More Help

Contact Us

We’d be happy to answer your questions.

By Phone

By Email

Schedule Service

Our online tools are here 24 hours a day to help you arrange the service you need.

Maintenance & Support Videos: Top-Loading Washers

Not all videos may be applicable to the selected product.

Complete the look with...

Accessories & Replacement Parts

To purchase related parts & accessories: