3.3 DOE cu. ft. capacity washer handles additional items5.9 cu. ft. capacity dryer
9 wash cycles handle various fabrics and soils5 wash/rinse temperatures - select the right temperature for ideal wash results
Includes fill and drain hoses
3 wash/spin speed combinations remove moisture from clothes5 water levels - select water level based on load size
Rotary electronic controls (washer) simplify cycle selection
Great item for small space. It's all there! Quick, efficent, who could ask for more?
Coincidence, a lemon, maybe ? Fact is that the unit started leaking because of what was determined to be an internal hose issue soon after the 1 year mark passed. The leak caused extensive water damage in the floor/wall of the small room since it was undetected for a few months. The repairs cost over $170 for the unit. The water damage will be more expensive to fix. Do not risk it - do not buy it.
Have had nothing but problems with the unit. Am in the process of having the circuit board replaced for the 3rd time in less than one year. Took almost 2 more weeks to get the serviceman to come back out and announce that the circuit board is again broken and now will take another 10-14 days for this latest replacement. Unit stinks and am very disappointed with service and speed, or lack of.
Coincidence, a lemon, maybe ?
Fact is that the unit started leaking because of what was determined to be an internal hose issue soon after the 1 year mark passed. The leak caused extensive water damage in the floor/wall of the small room since it was undetected for a few months. The repairs cost over $170 for the unit. The water damage will be more expensive to fix. Do not risk it - do not buy it.
I have owned this system for one year, and maybe have used it 7 months out of that one year. Everything has been replaced and still does NOT work.
Broke just after 1 year warranty was up. Paid $400 to get fixed. The switch on the washer needed to be replaced and also the balancing system was messed up. 2 months later the anchor on the tub broke and sears wanted almost $800 to fix. no thanks, lesson learned. Wouldnt recommend GE
I exchanged a Frigidair for this GE and the GE is much better. While it is a bit louder, it is faster. The dryer door issue noted by another writer is due to the machine not being leveled. Once that is solved, all is well.
I bought my condo and this came with it, through Ryan Homes. What a piece of junk!!! The dryer is okay, but the Washer has a cycle which makes my condo feel like it is having an earthquake every times it runs... And it tears up every delicate piece of laundry which goes in there, bras, undies, you name it. STAY AWAY from THIS. I am looking to replace ASAP!
When getting clothes from washer to put in dryer, dryer door closes by itself before putting clothes in. A tech came out and said this is normal. Anyone else having this problem. Not great getting hit in the head every time I do my laundry.
This unit has a horrible spin cycle and stopped working after 6 months. The washing machine is extremely loud and noisy. I've had a technician out 3 times and the spin cycle still does not work. Customer service and technicians are both less than satisfactory. I need to replace this unit with an entirely different make and model. It's a shame that GE makes appliances that don't even last a year. Stay far away from this machine.
I love the auto sensing mode of this machine. No matter what size of load I put in it fills the perfect level.
I have utilized this dryer @ 10 times in the less than 100 days I have owned it. Today the dryer "start" button doesn't work and the knob to set the drying time broke off. Incredible. So much for Sears quality.
If it were not for the one problem that I had with this machine I would have given it 5 stars. It does an excellent job of cleaning the clothes and has a large capacity. It is also very quiet.
The problem is that the dryer damaged the clothes due to a badly designed seal between the rotating dryer drum and the stationary front pannel. This was a problem that another review wrote about but I decided to get the machine any way. Small buttons (the ones on the front of button down shirts) and drawstrings (like on sweat pants and hooded sweatsherts) get caught in the unsually large gap in the front seal. The repair technition that came out and looked at my machine was VERY supprised at such a large gap. When he called back to where ever he called they told him that there had only been one official report of this type of damage to clothes. The fix for the issue was to tilt the machine backwards. He did this and so far I have not had any more damaged clothes. However, in my opnion this should only be a temporary fix and I am hoping that GE is redesigning the front seal and will issue a recall to fix the machines already in service. Tipping the machine is not a fix for a design flaw. Also, the installiation instructions state that the machine should be level for operation so I don't know if the tilting will cause damage to other parts of the machine (like the washer) over time.
The loads that had damage to my clothes were a small load and a medium load so the dryer was definitely not over loaded.
I had to purchase a new washer/dryer for my condo. The previous unit was crashing on me so I thought it was time. I was looking for a Kenmore unit so Sears was where I had to go. I tried online first to purchase my unit but after conversations with the Customer Service dept. it was decided that I should go in to the store.
I called Sears nearest to my home and spoke with a Sales Associate. He told me there were units that were in the store that fit my needs. So, off I went to the store. When I got there the Associate that assisted me on the phone was busy helping another customer so I waited. It was a while so another Sales Associate named Rhonda came to my aid. She was very informative and showed me the Kenmore unit which was on display in the store.
We spoke extensively about the unit as well as other types of units and ultimately ended up with this GE model. It was comparable to the Kenmore unit, specs were pretty much identical and it was a little over $100 cheaper. I wanted to see the reviews online for both the Kenmore unit and the GE unit. The only unit that had reviews was the GE unit so we read them and though I was not completely comfortable with them after discussions with Rhonda it was decided I go with the GE unit.
Got it delivered a couple of days later. The thing that I love about my new unit is the washer/dryer compartments are a lot larger than my previous laundry center and the actual center itself is still the same size. I do like that the unit does offer a dispenser for the fabric softener. Unfortunately that is where the love/like stops.
The washer spin cycle is a lot louder than my previous unit. When it spins it shakes a lot. Why it does that is unbeknownst to me. I live on the 2nd floor and the shaking rattles the floor so my neighbors that live right under me are not too happy with my new purchase.
The dryer does not dry very well. I have to dry a lot longer.
There is another review about dryer eating buttons and drawstrings. Well I have not had any issues with buttons, yet, the drawstring issue is so TRUE. I tie knots 4 times into all of the pants I wash. When I take them out of the washer they are still tied. When I take them out of the dryer, they are completely untied and the drawstrings are drawn up into the pants almost like the drawstring was held in place a twirled over and over repeatedly. I literally have to untwirl the pants drawstrings. It has happened every time I wash clothes and I have yet to figure out how/why it happens in the dryer.
I titles this review, "the jury is still out on my GE Laundry Unit..." because I want to be happy with my purchase but as of today when I write this review I am not happy. Maybe one day soon, I hope...
<p>Great item for small space. It's all there! Quick, efficent, who could ask for more?</p>
<p>We just retired and bought a small lakehouse. It had an old Kenmore combo unit that had seen better days and the dryer wasn't functioning properly. I did quite a bit of research on the more modern "stackable" washers and dryers but after reading some of the reviews about the washer's gasket holding water and mildewing, causing bad odors, I just decided to stick with the more traditional washer/dryer combo. We always enjoyed Sears Kenmore appliances but at the time that I needed the washer/dryer, they had discontinued the 27" one and were only selling the G.E. 27" unit. Since it was a new unit, there were only 2 reviews, one 5 star and 1 one star. That really wasn't helpful in making my decision so I decided to rely on the sales lady at Sears telling me about this product and pointing out the pros and cons. After that, I did purchase the combo from Sears. Two qualified Sears employees delivered it the day I requested, installed it, ran a test run on both machines, leveling it and explaining the use. The washer is large enough for any items that I've washed, including linens, each week and also a queen bedspread. The dryer is just as reliable and has plenty of room to accommodate the washer's load. The dials and buttons are simple, easy to understand. There are several choices of loads, temperatures, levels, etc. including bleach and softner dispensers. I've had this combo for almost 3 months, washing and drying about 3 or 4 loads a week and it's been very reliable and servicable. The only complaint I have is that there is no buzzer that lets you know when the dryer is through with it's load. I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting a washer/dryer combo with a limited space.</p>
<p>We bought one and it began to click in the rinse cycle. Then it began to stop in rinse cycle. A Sears repairman came out to look and the lid lock broke off. Sears, after much time and argument, replaced our unit (we have owned it 3 months) and the replacement they brought 3 weeks later has a dryer that is malfunctioning (it doesn't dry). Sears ended our lengthy conversation about *that* one by saying that they (GE?) no longer manufacture this machine. Really?? It makes no sense, but my only guess is that these are defective. I would give it zero stars if I could.</p>
<p>A new design to the dryer eats buttons by pulling the centers out of them. Also it eats the drawstrings on clothing, pants, shorts, pajamas. I've never seen anything like it. The dryer vent is a plastic waffled contraption with openings large enough to catch clothing. I assume that is why it rips the core of the buttons out and catches and twists the cords on pants, etc. until it breaks the cord on the clothing, ruining it.</p>
<p>I hope they fix this issue and my machine!</p>
<p>Don't buy until that is resolved</p>
I lived in an apartment complex with "energy-efficient" front-loading washers and dryers. The washers were okay, but never could hold more than a "medium" load. If I tried to fit a larger load into them, the clothes would come out still dirty.
However, we just got a new townhouse that came with this model. Not only did it take up an extremely small amount of space, but the different selections I could choose made me happy (i.e., Fabric softner? Auto-sensing water level?) So I started to load up my first load and, after puting in quite a few things, what would've filled our old washers, it was only half way!!!
Basically, I was able to do two loads in one. By the time I filled the washer to the "load" mark, I had loaded what would've been two loads in the energy-efficient washers. And everything came out CLEAN!!!
We did wind up splitting the load of laundry into two dryer loads, just to see how long they would take. The lint trap works great, soooo many settings on the dryer, and it's pretty quiet.
The only downside would be that the washer is slightly loud, but that could also be the way the laundry room is set up, it seemed to echo.
I would def recommend this unit. I really enjoy doing laundry now because of it!!!!