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Custom Panels Required

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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.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

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




44 1/2 in x 28 in x 29 in


5.0 cu ft

Metallic Carbon

Product Highlights

Stain Removal Guide
Assists removing tough stains with preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains
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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
  • 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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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
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
Connected Home Ready 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 4.4318 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge Washer with features - but broken on delivery This is a huge capacity top load washer with great features. We do like the look and features of this washer. The Smart Dispenser is probably at the top of the list. That will make very easy to use this thing. HOWEVER 1) SmartDispense would not function upon the first use. The tank level doesn???t register and the detergent button doesn???t work. 2) The wrong user manual came with the Washer. Not a big deal found the correct one online. But makes a quality statement. Using it in manual mode now and initial impression is that it does clean well. It???s the quality and repair from day one that really causes this to take a scoring hit
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features. Huge Performance. First of all - how many washers have we all had? Lots, right? Well let me tell you that this washer is not only the best one I have owned, but also the best I have ever seen - anywhere. I looked at LG, Samsung and Bosch - thinking that they were the leaders in the field from a technology standpoint. But then I started looking deeper at this model - and it solved the most common issues that we (my wife and I) hate... 1) It solved detergent measuring with its built in automatically dispensing detergent tank! That holds - get this - 140 ozs. of HE detergent. That is enough for us for a month or two. 2) It has a matching softener tank - thank you engineers! No more guessing how much softener to use - or when to add - or if I need it. 3) It "knows" more about laundry than we do...just set it and forget it. A big plus - and if you want to "alter a cycle" say you need lower spin speed, JUST press a button. 4) It's quiet. Eerily quite. Like a lion stalking prey quiet. 5) It's handsome. I never brought a friend into my laundry room, but last night I did! they were awed. 6) It lights up the basket! You can see what is going on and that, believe it or not, is probably the coolest thing about it. No more quessing. All in all - there is no such thing as inexpensive appliances - and these are NOT inexpensive, but they are comparably priced to the other top of the line models - with WAY MORE features, astounding build quality, soft touch buttons, washer-to-dryer communications links, cool LED lights - and oh yeah, did I mention they wash closthes like the dickens? In fact, I have never seen anything like it...
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend this Washer This is our second as we call them intelligent washer made by GE. We previously owned the GE Harmony Profile washer; it was outstanding for its time (9 years ago), only top load washer with no aggregator and high capacity wash load. We would wash at least six load of laundry every day if not more. Therefore, when it was time to buy a new washer we already knew what brand we wanted to purchase of course it was GE. My Husband came across this model we knew it was the one for us. Some of the clever feature like LED Light and Smart Dispenser is probably the best thing sent sliced pie. The GE 5.0 cu. Ft. High-efficiency Top load Washer with steam with has everything with high capacity wash loads, astounding feature and sophisticated appearance is like no other washer.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks Great! Works well! Bit of rattling. I just stared at it for the first day, mesmerized by the interior light and interface lights. Silly. I seriously can't stop washing clothes. Pros: Uses 80% less water (I have well water) Light in the washer basket is very nice Interface/controls look complicated, but actually easy to use You can program favorite washer settings Overall, very quiet Glass lid is a nice feature, soft close Huge basket, lots of clothes can be washed at once. Cons: While in High Spin mode (spin options: low, med, high, x-high), the sheet metal panels screwed to the back vibrate and rattle. It's minor, but for the cost of this machine, I expected no rattling noises. It may go away, I'll probably have to tighten something up.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this washer!!!! I have only had this washer a short time however I have been using it a lot. All clothes come out clean. The spin cycle gets the clothes to where it takes half the time to get them dry even the towels. I love it. It is very nice looking and has little music notes t tell you when things are done that is pleasing to your ears. I have to say that GE is an amazing company. I had a problem with another product and they exceeded my expectations on resolving the problem. I plan on buying GE products for all my future appliance needs.
Date published: 2013-11-15

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