I rent, and the previous GE unit where I live finally broke down (it was quite old). I was really surprised at how much I love this washer, I wasn't expecting much after reading it's features after my landlord bought this model as a replacement (I'm sure this must have been the cheapest model in the store). My clothes come out much cleaner than with the old model and actually cleaner and better smelling than my sisters very expensive fancy front loading washer and wash is done in half the time. There is no gentle cycle but the permanent press light seems fine on everything I've put it in. Spin cycle really works well as everything seems to dry much faster now as well. I think this is pretty quiet, no problems like previous reviewer. Very happy with it overall, one pet peeve is the way water level is labeled, 'small, large, extra large, super' , like they forgot about 'medium'.
- I recommend this product.