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  • 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.
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GE® 5.0 DOE cu. ft. capacity washer with stainless steel basket and steam


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44 1/2 in x 28 in x 29 in


5.0 cu ft


Product Highlights

Stain Removal Guide
Assists removing tough stains with preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains

Soft-close glass lid
The convenience of hydraulic technology allows the lid to close gently every time


  • Wash Action Waterfall
    Loads receive thorough coverage with this waterfall that combines with a recirculation pump to move water and detergent through clothes
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  • SmartDispense™ technology
    The washer can hold about a two-month supply of detergent and fabric softener and automatically dispense the right amount for each load
  • Steam Assist
    Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains like tomato and grass, yet protects your fabrics
  • LED washer basket light
    Find every last sock with a bright LED light that effectively lights the wash basket
  • Clean Speak Communication System
    Perfect drying performance is achievable thanks to the ability of the washer to communicate with the dryer to preset the dry cycle

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This model is no longer being manufactured

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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
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Washer Cycles Speed Wash
Dark Colors
Normal/Light Colors
Quick Rinse
Drain and Spin
Towels & Sheets
Bulky Items
Basket Clean
Hand Wash
Washer Options/Settings Fabric Softener
Pretreat/Bleach Dispense
Dispenser Bleach/Pretreat Timed Flow Through
Fabric Softener Timed Flow Through
SmartDispense™ Technology Yes
Wash Mechanism Infusor
Control Type Electronic
Wash/Rinse Temperatures 6
Wash/Spin Speed Combinations Variable
Washer Control Features Delay Wash - Up to 9 hours
LED Cycle Countdown
LED Cycle Status Lights
Child Lock
Variable End-of-Cycle Signal
My Settings
Water Temp System Perfect Temp
Adaptive Capabilities PreciseFill Auto-Load Sensing
Communication with dryer
Number of Cycles 13
Steam Assist Yes
Style Top-Loading
Wash Basket Type Stainless Steel
Stain Removal Guide Yes
Additional Washer Features Clear Glass Lid
Leveling Legs
Vibration Control
Hydro Heater
Basket Light
Energy Saving Option Yes - eWash Cold Wash Technology and eMonitor
Maximum Spin Speed 1000 RPM
Recirculation Pump Yes


Total Capacity (cubic feet) 5.0 cu ft


Color Appearance White on White with Silver Backsplash

Claims & Certifications

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Most Comprehensive Stain Removal System Available
MADE IN AMERICA: 70 to 90% U.S. Content


Quiet Package Quiet Pack


Approximate Shipping Weight 173 lb
Net Weight 165 lb
Overall Depth 29 in
Overall Height 44 1/2 in
Overall Width 28 in
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GTWS8650DWS is rated 4.1923 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks great, otherwise it is an average appliance This appliance came with my new home. It does not handle loads with large items (bedding) very well. You end up with a strange smooth-topped lump in the bottom of the basket.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing Ironically, a GE repair rep is at my home right now trying to fix a washer I installed new six months ago. From the first use, laundry came out dirtier than it went in. Pale items have dark spots and smears, and dark items have white and grey spots and smears. Rewashing (sometimes multiple times) removes most of the dirt but not always. The problem was diagnosed previously as a bad detergent dispenser and out-of-date software. I am not sure these will fix the problem. The rep is looking further.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love all the amazing features!!! Love both the washer and dryer and the best part is they are made in AMERICA!
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from never had cleaner laundry! My old kennel washer died. I told the appliance guy to order me the toughest, biggest washer they had. Don't care about brand, just big and and tough. And because I like to watch stuff being washer maybe a glass lid? lol I have to say I was a bit leary of all the techie stuff. But ONE wash convinced me. I LOVE this machine. Our laundry is dirty, lots of mud, dirt and hair. And a LOT of it. I still don't know how that machine use so little water. That first load I just knew it was going to be sent back. Because like I said my stuff is dirty!> But when I opened the lids the CLEAN ordor just greeted me telling me I was wrong. And this load had sat for over a WEEK until the washer had arrived. Saving us a ton in water bills! Wash is just clean. Does BIG loads. Comforters. Blankets. Big load full of hairy towels. ALL come out clean! Hope to have a LONG life with this machine but after two months I could not be happier!
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Recommend Washer to Friends! Bought the washer two weeks ago and really happy with the performance of it compared the last washer I had. Great job GE!
Date published: 2015-05-03
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