Great alternative for delicates
This is a great little machine for washing small items (full cycle runs for 35 minutes). One load can take 4-5 T-shirts with a couple of personal items like undergarments or socks (basically, about a day's load of clothes). It has three rinse cycles and gets the detergent out completely. As the description says, it does not have a spin cycle so clothes remain wet. I use it with a laundry alternative spin dryer that wrings out all the water.
I love my little washing machine
My little machine arrived this afternoon - and I've been doing laundry like crazy since! It works like a dream. The clothes come out very clean, in no time at all - I've only used 5-6 minutes agitation per wash, and that has been more than sufficient. The little spinner is small, true, but it works very well. Generally you can do one load in two spins, so it's not that bad.
Awesome washer....Love it!!!
I've had this washer since early December 2011 when it first became available in the United States. It has all the features I need: narrow width, low height, controls in the front, not in the back (for a shorter reach), hot and cold water standard washer hook-ups, stainless steel tub, a bi-fold lid (because I have it right under my stacked clothes dryer and have limited vertical clearance) and most importantly an agitator.
No frills top-loader
The Whirlpool WTW4800XQ is another model that skims along around the $450 price range. 3.4 cu. ft. of capacity, 8 cycles, and 4 temperature settings outline this no frills top-loader. Excellent user reviews accompany this model, and paint it as a well-built option for those looking to save a few dollars. A quiet spin technology does a little to dampen sound.
Newer Dumber Technology
These new washing machines are a consumers worst nightmare due to the drastic changes manufacturers have made. The worst is that you cannot lift the lid for any reason, to do so causes the machine to stop. Forget the days of watching the agitator in action. Is it working, who knows? Maybe if they put a glass or even plexiglass window on the lid so you could look in to see if it's working would make it a more tolerable experience.
Very good budget selection
The GE GTWP1800DWW is primarily carried by Best Buy stores, and is one of their lowest priced in-store washers. It's easy to order, and retails at $479.99 (but often is on sale for much less). It comes with 3.7 cu. ft. and 12 wash cycles, but performs a little poorer in energy efficiency. Saving money in the long term is not something this GE is designed for, but it will take a pretty big chunk off the purchase price.
Very easily goes out of balance during spin cycle
I bought this washing machine from Home Depot 3 months ago. At first, the washing machine was very quiet and operated without any problems and just in the last 3 weeks I have been having trouble with it going out of balance during the rapid spin cycle. Sometimes I have to re-arrange the laundry several times before it can finish spinning. I would not recommend leaving this washing machine unattended because of it going out of balance.
15 different wash settings and 5 water levels
Wash your way with this GE topload washer. Its dual-action agitator makes for easy loading and a gentle yet efficient wash. And you can choose from 15 different wash settings and 5 water levels that is the perfect combination for each load. It even offers a Power Rinse option that removes the dirty water so you can be confident that your clothes are truly clean.
Basic, straightforward washer
The GE GTWN2800DWW is one of the last old-style top-load washing machines that has a center agitator and lets users select the exact water level, temperature and length for each cycle (instead of setting everything automatically). This is a basic, straightforward washer with none of the fancy settings of the modern, high-efficiency machines. It has simple dial controls; automatic bleach and fabric softener dispensers; and a spin speed of up to 630 rpm.
Noisy, tinny and leaves clothes surprisingly wet
We probably wouldn't have picked this model but it came included with our new Centex home. We have been using it for a month now. It replaced our 10yr old Whirpool HE Calypso model which was much quieter. We are amazed at how noisy this machine is. It seems to do an acceptable job cleaning, but it takes a long time to do a load of wash and the locking lid is a REAL pain in the you-know-what.
Worst Washing Machine Ever...If you can even call it a "washing"
This washing machine was the biggest waste of money. It does not provide enough water to even completely cover the clothes. My nice black slacks come out of this washer covered in white soap spots...I use the HE detergent as directed. Those same black slacks came out with the hem ripped twice. The Cabrio wraps clothes around and twists them very tightly. I supposed if you bought a brand new pair of jeans and wanted the "destroyed" look then this washer is for you.
Good High Efficiency Washer but Much Louder than Expected
This machine gets my clothes clean, uses less water, detergent, and electricity than my last machine and has a huge basket. The basket does not fill all the way but I have ran some pretty big loads and have not noticed any spotting or problems with my clothes. The power rinse option seems to compensate for not filling the basket all the way. My preferred setting is the manual fill Super Load, with cold water for colors and warm for whites and I always use the PowerRinse option.
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