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4.6 cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR

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Your GE ENERGY STAR 4.6 cu. ft. DOE Top Load Washer in White features a stainless steel wash drum that won't rust, chip or snag clothing. It is ENERGY STAR qualified to meet or exceed federal efficiency guidelines for year-round energy and money savings. Stain PreTreat assists removing tough stains with preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains. The all-white appearance will add a contemporary touch to your laundry room. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is certain to modernize your laundry room in form and function. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it is practical.

  • 4.6 cu. ft. DOE stainless steel washer handles bigger loads to let you enjoy more time in the living room
  • Stainless steel tub won't chip, rust or snag clothing
  • Speed Wash delivers ready-to-go results within minutes
  • Infusor wash system uses high-efficiency detergent, requiring less water than a traditional top load washer
  • 14 wash cycles including Delicates, Jeans and Casuals ensure that your expensive fabrics get the special attention that they need
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  • Electronic controls for easy one-touch operation and cycle display time
  • Automatic water level adjustment reduces waste
  • Delay Start feature begins operation when it's most convenient for your schedule
  • Limited 1-year entire appliance with a limited 10-year motor warranty
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  • Deep Fill adds more water for larger loads
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Is this a High-Efficiency (HE) Washer?

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Yes it uses HE detergent!
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Hi MM- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Top-loading and front-loading GE Appliance washers with the HE label are defined as washers that use low-water levels in wash and rinse cycles. We recommend the use of HE detergent in these models for optimum wash performance. GTW680BSJWS features our new Deep Fill option. Customize your water-fill levels with just the touch of a button. Add a little extra or fill the Read More
Hi MM- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Top-loading and front-loading GE Appliance washers with the HE label are defined as washers that use low-water levels in wash and rinse cycles. We recommend the use of HE detergent in these models for optimum wash performance. GTW680BSJWS features our new Deep Fill option. Customize your water-fill levels with just the touch of a button. Add a little extra or fill the tub to wash the way you want. It also features a Deep Rinse option. When selected, the deep rinse cycle ensure clothes are rinsed of soap residue and fabric softener. Thanks for checking with us! Read Less
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July 26, 2016
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Yes it is HE and requires a HE detergent
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Yes. I have had mine 4 months with no issues. I use Oxy Clean Tropical Burst HE Powder and my machine still smells great.
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July 25, 2016
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Yes, this is a high efficiency washer. Additionally, it is ENERGY STAR qualified.
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What is the noise level?

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Have a recent Whirlpool washer that does a good job, but noise level is really intrusive.
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Compared to the malfunctioning LG I just replaced this with, it's EXTREMELY loud. The LG was basically silent when turning the agitator, but the GE sounds a bit like a fog horn.
I measured it with a decibel app on my phone. It peaks at 84 decibels standing 2 feet away (40 db is the ambient level, for comparison). This puts at almost the level of a food blender, which is not something you'd want to Read More
Compared to the malfunctioning LG I just replaced this with, it's EXTREMELY loud. The LG was basically silent when turning the agitator, but the GE sounds a bit like a fog horn.
I measured it with a decibel app on my phone. It peaks at 84 decibels standing 2 feet away (40 db is the ambient level, for comparison). This puts at almost the level of a food blender, which is not something you'd want to hear for 30+ minutes straight.
I picked this GE because it was the only one with reviews that didn't complain about load balance issues, which is why I replaced my LG (UE error several times every wash cycle). Unfortunately, the noise level on this GE is enough that I'll likely return it and continue my hunt for a quality washing machine. Read Less
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I really do not know why so many reviewers say it is loud. I find the noise level to be exactly what I would expect from a washing machine. It is not magical. You will not find reviews that say, "I have to keep checking to make sure it is working! It is so quiet that I think it has turned off!" A washing machine takes a basket full of wet clothes and sloshes them around, spins fast enough to remove Read More
I really do not know why so many reviewers say it is loud. I find the noise level to be exactly what I would expect from a washing machine. It is not magical. You will not find reviews that say, "I have to keep checking to make sure it is working! It is so quiet that I think it has turned off!" A washing machine takes a basket full of wet clothes and sloshes them around, spins fast enough to remove gallons of water, and pumps the waste water uphill to the drain in the wall. These actions would not be silent even if you did them manually, without motors and mechanical parts. So... unless you are washing clothes in the vacuum of space, you will hear some noise. But no, this washing machine is not any louder than others. My laundry room is right off my kitchen, and I leave the door open while the washer is running, even during meal times, or when listening to podcasts. I couldn't do that with my last one because it wasn't balanced well and it squeaked and jiggled and banged around. My guess is that if someone is complaining about the noise of this washer, theirs is probably not balanced correctly. This is fairly easy to fix. The installer showed us how to use the basket as a level. Just adjust the feet so that the rim of the basket is evenly visible all around, under the lip of the opening, when you look down into the washer. Read Less
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At 1 meter in a tiled hallway, the sound pressure levels I measured were:: wash: 77 dBA, spin: 72 dBA. That's about the same as my cyclone vacuum cleaner at full power. You can go to youtube and find a video published by GE for this model that includes the motor sounds, but the volume levels have no reference for calibration. Compared to 4 other washing machines I've had, this GE does make the most Read More
At 1 meter in a tiled hallway, the sound pressure levels I measured were:: wash: 77 dBA, spin: 72 dBA. That's about the same as my cyclone vacuum cleaner at full power. You can go to youtube and find a video published by GE for this model that includes the motor sounds, but the volume levels have no reference for calibration. Compared to 4 other washing machines I've had, this GE does make the most perturbing sounds. Read Less
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The noise level is medium. Not as loud as our old whirlpool but not as quiet either. When it is washing, you hear the intermittent grinding like sound of the basket.
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Hi Mac-this is Sue from GE Appliances. We are excited to hear of your interest! The HydroWaveTM with infusor is designed to operate quieter than a typical washer. Each time the lid is closed, the HydroWaveTM wash system senses the washer load and engages a new smart drive system that produces less noise, reduces wear on clothing and maintains great cleaning performance. Thanks for checking with us!
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not bad. The tub doesnt spin as much as an old washer so you hear the motor winding up and stopping over and over but its not super loud. My old washer was louder.
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lid lock?

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Why does the lid lock? Thanks.
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Yes, there is a lid lock when the basket is spinning in the beginning while it senses the quantity of the load. It also locks when the basket spins during the spin cycle. It can be unlocked by hitting pause and waiting for the basket to stop moving.
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I suspect it is because it spins at 8000RPM. Just for good measure they wait a minute before letting it open.
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Safety is the primary reason. The lid locks when spinning and sensing essentially when the wash tub is in spin. During wash and soak cycles the lid is unlocked. It seems that the manufacturer is trying to protect the consumer.
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Yes it sure does.
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Yes the lid locks ! It locks immediately when you start a wash cycle as it begins to spin and it is sensing the total weight of the clothes that were put into it .The lid lock is probably also a safety feature so you don't open it when it spins as it does spin super fast at certain settings . If you hit the pause button during spin cycle ( OR at any time ) you are able to open lid only after spinning has Read More
Yes the lid locks ! It locks immediately when you start a wash cycle as it begins to spin and it is sensing the total weight of the clothes that were put into it .The lid lock is probably also a safety feature so you don't open it when it spins as it does spin super fast at certain settings . If you hit the pause button during spin cycle ( OR at any time ) you are able to open lid only after spinning has completely stopped ! Read Less
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Out of balance in spin cycle?

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I have done a few loads in this machine now and find that the tub is not ever in balance when the spin cycle begins and the machine shakes - in some cases very badly as the speed of spin increases. I've not heard any "alarm" so I don't know if the machine even has an out of balance alarm or if I should keep pausing it until redistributing the clothes is sufficient to stop the shake and the tub from wiggling so much when spinning. Or, do I just leave it alone - although that seems to me it would prematurely wear out bearings?

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Mine does that too. I called GE repairman and he said you have to make sure you have clothes around the edges and leave the middle free of any clothes. He also said you have to balance the load yourself wash only like items together, like only towels and always use an even amount to balance out. He also told me to take my small bathroom mat to the laundromat because the lint would clog the hoses because Read More
Mine does that too. I called GE repairman and he said you have to make sure you have clothes around the edges and leave the middle free of any clothes. He also said you have to balance the load yourself wash only like items together, like only towels and always use an even amount to balance out. He also told me to take my small bathroom mat to the laundromat because the lint would clog the hoses because it does not have a lint catcher I hate this washer. if I wanted to go to the laundromat I would have not bought a washer. Read Less
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The GE repairman said that you have to balance the load, just wash towels together and make sure you use an even amount so that the machine does not go off balance. I hate this machine. It is also really loud. The repairman also said that I should take things like my small bathroom rug etc. to the laundry mat.
I stop the machine and make sure everything is lined around the outside and evenly
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The GE repairman said that you have to balance the load, just wash towels together and make sure you use an even amount so that the machine does not go off balance. I hate this machine. It is also really loud. The repairman also said that I should take things like my small bathroom rug etc. to the laundry mat.
I stop the machine and make sure everything is lined around the outside and evenly distributed. I would almost rather go to the laundromat Called GE and called home depot and they say that this is how this machine works. the repairman also told me take small rugs to the laundromat because this machine does not have a lint catcher and it would clog up the pipes and ruin the machine. So sorry I bought this piece of junk.
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Hello GEfan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances. We're sorry to hear that your washer is shaking. It would be normal for some vibration to occur; particularly in the spin cycle, however, if your washer is shaking badly, then please check that the unit is level, the clothes are not unbalanced, and that the shipping material was removed from the washer. Please see page 13 of the Installation Instructions Read More
Hello GEfan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances. We're sorry to hear that your washer is shaking. It would be normal for some vibration to occur; particularly in the spin cycle, however, if your washer is shaking badly, then please check that the unit is level, the clothes are not unbalanced, and that the shipping material was removed from the washer. Please see page 13 of the Installation Instructions link for information on the shipping material that should be removed: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/14/1477a680-fb4a-4fb1-82d3-fac40fa847bb.pdf If the shipping material is removed, then we recommend contacting GE Factory Service at 1-800-432-2737 for assistance. I hope this helps! Thanks for choosing GE Appliances! Read Less
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I have not experienced that problem. With the low water use I find that there is a need to distribute the load when loading. The sensing cycle will tell you if the load needs to be redistributed. Try waiting until the machine does a few test spins before walking off. Re read your manual and review the loading instructions. Or you may want to call GE to see if you might have a mechanical problem.
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It can get pretty noisy during spin cycle. However the few times mine has actually become out of balance it will display the word "balance" on the control panel. It will then try to redistribute the load on its own. Mine has always been able to correct itself without any help from me.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 730 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Would not buiy this unit. I wish I could say a few good things about this washer. I'll start by saying Don't buy this washer. Issue #1. It is loud, I hear a bunch of clicking and loud noises that checks the type of load. Issue #2, it does not get clothes clean and some clothes come from the washer untouched by water. Issue #3, In spin cycle washer jumps and raddles like there is a party in the washer. Issue #4, The fabric softener dispenser stopped working after 3 months of use. Ok 1 good thing is that even I was past my 90 return period, Home Depot did return washer and matching gas dryer for full refund. I did purchase a Samsung front load washer with matching gas dryer from Home Depot. September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not impressed Purchased this washer June 1, 2016 to replace 15 year old Kitchen Aide. First loads were very wrinkled and spin setting was up to the maximum so I reset that to normal. Items are still wrinkled tho. Very lightly used massage table sheets came out smelly and actually dirtier than when I put them in to wash. Used the deep fill option but that doesn't seem to help. Just took a lightweight shirt off the hanger to wear and couldn't because it smells musty. I don't like this washer. I don't know if it's because of the HE laundry soap required, the small amount of water, the high spin rate or whatever else but, it just doesn't meet my expectations. August 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Bought this washer July 5th, 2016 and already need a repairman to come out and work on the washer that won't spin. Disappointed that it is going to be 5 days before they get to us. I had a Whirlpool that still worked for 18 years. Have this one for 2 months and needs repair work. Really? Also made cheap. When they delivered my dryer they put a dent in the top part. Thin material. September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Worksgreat notloud.quick. tells you how long till done fun to watch thru window. Great deal for the price September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ITS A DECENT WASHER Purchased this washer on 7/8/2016, delivered on 7/13/2016. I've used it about 4 times already. So good so far. Was very easy to hook up, easy to use, and has lots of features. Only thing is, certain cycles may take up to 75 mins to complete (kindly long in my opinion). And although the purpose of less water being used is to save money, I don"t see with such little water filling the tub, how your clothes be cleaned/washed properly. But thankfully, you have the "Deep Fill" option which allows you to add more water to the cycle. By doing do, there should be more than enough water to fill the machine and to give you a peace of mind that your clothes will now get a good wash. I love how well it wrings out the clothes. Leaves my clothes close to dry. Then only in the dryer for 20 mins! Should anything go wrong, i'll be back with an update review... August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best washing machine I have ever owned and I have owned many in my almost 50 years of marriage! The drum is huge on this machine and I am able to even thoroughly wash my king size bed spread. The cycles are also shorter than my last "he" machine and I get better results in terms of clean!! August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by It made it through one cycle as quietly as a food blender, then broke. This review is written after only the test cycle went through. It was delivered 45 minutes ago, and this was the only cycle it was able to make it through before literally falling apart. 1. It's loud. LOUD. Measured it at a peak of 84 decibels on my phone from 2 feet away. Ambient level is ~41 decibels. This is as loud as a food blender. The LG I replaced it with was almost silent in comparison. The loudest it got was a low hum, this GE is uncomfortably loud. 2. When the cycle was done, I opened the lid, and a large metal piece fell and hit the floor. Attached are pictures of it below. I want to repeat again, I took delivery of this thing 45 minutes ago. It's brand new, and has gone through exactly 1 test cycle. I watched the delivery people unloaded and set up the unit. They were careful and gentle with it. This will be returned as defective, and I will not take my chances with another GE. March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience My old washer had no bells and whistles. I was very reluctant to get a washer with a computer and I wanted to stay in my caveman like state of mind. This washer washes double the load my old one did and uses less soap and water. I wash 7-10 loads, 2-3 times a week depending on what my young children do that day. My children regularly have glue, dirt, grass and food on their clothing. With a little but of stain remover the washer is taking out stains. I read the manual after the delivery man showed me a few tips on how to get started. I am happy I will be saving money and time over the long run. July 26, 2016
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