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GE GFWS3500L[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$900
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested GE GFWH2400L[WW] although it may differ in price and features.
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About - GE GFWS3500L[ ]

The GE GFWS3500L[ ] is a front-loading washing machine available from GE. The GFWS3500L[ ] typically costs $900 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on front-loading washing machine models like the GFWS3500L[ ].


Energy star:
The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.

Stainless-steel tub:
Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.

Auto temp. control:
This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.

Tested Model
The Ratings of GE GFWH2400L[WW] were applied to untested model GE GFWS3500L[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
GE GFWH2400L[WW]
Approximate retail price:
$850
About This Brand

GE is increasing its front-loading offerings and is also adding its "SmartDispense" technology to a new flagship washer due out in July. The GE line now includes $700, $800, $900, and $1,200 models in the GE and GE Profile models.

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Features & Specs - GE GFWS3500L[ ]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - GE GFWS3500L[ ]
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5.0
Darn near perfect machine!
11/1/2013
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Steam Is Super
Washess A Ton Of Clothes
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Soft Toys
Stained clothes
Towels
Comment:
I am so confused as to why CR gave this machine such low ratings.I mean really a 67%. I signed up with CR for the purpose of getting some guidance in purchasing a new washer and dryer after my last purchase lasted only a few years and was nothing but trouble the whole time (A Frigidaire W&D. I followed the ratings on CR and purchased the highest rated top load washer which at the time was a Samsung (The new style that do not have an agitator). I was so disappointed with it that I called the store the next day to arrange for it to be picked up. I could not clean anything!!! I then purchased this GE with the matching dryer because I have had such good luck with this brand in the past. I did this in-spite of the low ratings with CR and due to a really great sale at Brands-mart. It is the BEST appliance I have ever owned PERIOD. I am a picky mother of 5 children ages 8-1 years old. You would not believe the things that get on the kids clothes including poop. This machine gets every thing off. I can was like 3-4 baskets of clothes at once. The only thing I did not like at first is that there is not a separate cycle for rinse and spin. But I got over that very quickly. I really no longer have a need for that cycle because the machine washes everything from the most gentle to the toughest you can imagine. So I no longer need to hand wash and then use the rinse and spin cycle. There is also add extra rinse to any cycle. If I ever forget to choose extra rinse when I need it I simply start the wash over on the quick wash setting without any detergent. Problem solved. But this is the only reason why I give this machine 98%.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Love this Washer!
10/3/2012
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
I love this washer! After having Lg, Samsung, and Frigidaire... this is by far the best washer ever! <br />This washer is quite, cleans well, and holds a lot of clothes!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Terrible Machine
9/8/2012
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Hard on clothes
Mold In Soap Dispenser
Best Uses
Comment:
I hate this machine. I have four kids and do a TON of laundry. Everything I was is getting ruined. The clothes are coming out very dingy and everything is stained. It also seems to be very rough on clothes. Within two weeks of using this machine, there was mold growing in my soap dispenser. A service tech came out once and found nothing wrong with it. The GE rep will be out within a week to look at it. I don't need a machine that sings to me when I turn it on. I just want CLEAN clothes!!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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