Model # GTWS8650DWS

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Store SO SKU #613242

GE 5.0 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR

Discontinued GE

5.0 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR

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Product Overview

This GE 5.0 DOE cu. ft. capacity washer with stainless steel basket and SmartDispense takes the guesswork out of how much detergent to add, but automatically adding the right amount of detergent based on the load size and soil level. This washer also features a HydroHeater internal water heater that boosts water temperatures and helps achieve sanitization. Vibration Control Quietly washes any-size load without vibration thanks to technology that optimizes spin pattern. And with the Stain Removal Guide, you can easily eliminate tough stains using the preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains. Search matching Electric Dryer Model GTDS850EDWS or Gas Dryer model GTDS850GDWS.

  • 5.0 cu. ft. DOE stainless steel basket easily handles large loads to let you enjoy more time in the living room instead of the laundry room
  • Stainless-steel wash basket will not chip, rust, or snag clothing
  • Steam Assist helps to loosen soils and odors before the wash begins with steam vapor in the washer
  • PreciseFill Auto-Load Sensing technology automatically senses the size of the load to add the right amount of water based on the load size saving you water and energy
  • 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
  • With 16 wash cycles, including Hand Wash, Speed Wash and Sanitize, there is a cycle to handle most all of your wash needs
  • ENERGY STAR qualified and CEE Tier III - Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • Electronic controls provide easy operation and the LED cycle time display lets you know when your load will be complete
  • Stain Removal Guide - Easily eliminate tough stains with preprogrammed settings that modify your cycle to treat the four most common stains
  • Delay start feature begins operation when it's most convenient for your schedule
  • Quietpack - Enjoy a powerful clean that you won’t hear thanks to noise-dampening material that holds in sound for a quieter cycle
  • Vibration Control - Quietly washes any-size load without vibration thanks to technology that optimizes spin pattern
  • Soft-close glass lid - The convenience of hydraulic technology allows the lid to close gently every time
  • CleanSpeak Communication System - Perfect drying performance is achievable thanks to the ability of the washer to communicate with the dryer to preset the dry cycle
  • Washer requires use of high-efficency detergent, typically two tablespoons per load
  • The Home Depot will not hook up your washer with used fill hoses; new fill hoses will be offered during checkout
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  • eWash option - Energy-saving option uses a cold water wash on select cycles without sacrificing performance
  • eMonitor provides the energy-saving insight you need to reduce your utility bills with an electronic readout that shows the efficiency level of each load

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Assembled Depth (in.)
29 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Height With Lid Open 90 Degrees (In)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Agitator/Impeller Type
Amperage (amps)
Appliance Type
Top Load Washer
Capacity- Top Load Washer (cu ft)
White on White with Silver Backsplash
Color/Finish Family
Control Type
Cycle - Allergen
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier III
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)
High Efficiency Washer
High-Efficiency Detergent Required
Power Cord
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM)
Number of Rinse Cycles
Number of Rinse Temperatures
Number of Wash Cycles
Number of Wash Speeds
Number of Wash Temperatures
Product Weight (lb.)
Steam Function
Voltage (volts)
Wash Cycles
Delicates,Extra Rinse,Handwashable,Prewash,Sanitation,Speed Wash,Whites
Washer Dispensers
Bleach,Fabric Softener,Prewash Detergent
Washer Features
Add Garment (pause),Built-in Water Heater,Control Lockout,Cycle Time Remaining Display,Delay Start,Door Window,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Interior Light,Out-of-Balance Detection,Soft Close Lid,Steam Function
Washer Interior Light
Washer Tub/Drum Material
Stainless Steel

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified,CSA Listed,NSF Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year entire appliance

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is there a matching Dryer to the GE washer (model #GTWS8650DWS) ??

Looking to find the matching dryer to this washer
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the GTDS820EDWS works perfectly with this washer.
Answered by: 2muchmusic
Date published: 2015-11-07

Automatic Soap Dispenser... Why does water fill through the "manual" soap dispense area during the fill cycle?

I have noticed on occasion that the automatic soap dispenser pauses dispensing the soap and water fills through the manual soap dispense area. It will do this several times during the fill cycle; but not on every load. Why is this?
Asked by: NorthFork3
Hi Sweetpeanangel, Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
Answered by: Sushma
Date published: 2015-11-04

When I purchase in the store, I get a veteran's discount of 10%. Is it possible to get this discount when purchasing online?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi LS Thanks for asking! For assistance with a military discount, please contact our Customer Care department at 1-800-430-3376 (merchandise) or 1-800-455-3869 (appliances). A phone representative will be able to further assist you with your order.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07
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Customer Reviews

5.0 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 268.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This washer makes washing enjoyable! I have owned this machine for about 2 months and I could not be more pleased. The generous 5 cubic tub is unbeliveable! The fact that I can fill the detergent and softner reservoir and never again have to add with each washing is quite nice. I love the glass lid and the light that comes on when you open the lid . It is quite, cleans very well and the number of settings is the best! I wash almost everyday and I could not be more pleased with this washer. It is made in Louisville, KY which was important to me, Buy American first. I would highly recommend this washer to anyone in the market. It is well worth the price.
Date published: 2013-07-10
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: 2013-03-07
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I so want to recommend this washer... This washer is so beautiful. You will want to stand over it and watch through the glass lid as the tub fills with splashes of water enhanced beautifully by the LED lighting. It also makes politely pleasant noises to alert you about various things. Get the equally beautiful matching dryer and watch them talk to each other about the current load selection! Prefill the detergent and softener and washing is a breeze--when the darn thing actually works. We have had ours for three months, and then it started pausing in the middle of any and all cycles. It would take two days to get through a single load. First technician dispatched informed me that I was loading it wrong, but as soon as he left the same thing happened, even though I carefully arranged the clothes like a mother robin would arrange her nest. I tried to figure this out on my own, and in the process discovered that installers switched hot and cold inputs, resulting in super wrinkly clothing and a blazing hot laundry room. Sadly, switching the lines out did not help the pausing problem (technician did not notice the mistake, nor did the dryer installer, who had to attach a hose to dryer for steam feature), but since I have fixed the hoses, I no longer have to run a fan in laundry room. Or didn't before the washer completely stopped working. A week ago we could still get a full load run fifty percent of the time, but now it is completely dead. Yes, it still looks pretty, except for the now dirty water stuck in it, but dead. Second technician dispatched to look at issue reported that a batch of washers left factory with bad boards. First board they shipped apparently did not include all the right components, so could not be installed. So now we are waiting for another board, and another technician. The thing to note about this is that it takes a MINIMUM of a week to get a technician to your house to diagnose the issue (if he is willing to admit that it is a problem with the washer, and not with your washing technique). If a part is needed, that will be at least another 4 days before it gets there and then someone comes out to install it. Tomorrow will theoretically mark our 5th technician visit, so if you do the math, you can see we have not been fully functional for some time. Thankfully, it is just my GE employee husband (which is why I bought this brand) and I doing laundry, but still, four weeks without a washer is WAY TOO LONG when you have spent this much money. I have also noticed that once you tell people that you have a fancy HE washer, you start to hear horror stories. The tech telling me that I am loading it wrong did that for a reason. Apparently even though there are cycles on this thing for bulky items, it is highly recommended that you NOT use them or you are on the fast track to a drum rebuild. I have also been told this washer and others like it will last a MAXIMUM of five years. So do yourself a favor: don't go by looks or the pretty sounds this washer makes. Save yourself time and money and buy an old school top loader with a conventional agitator. Three months from now you will thank me.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Washing machine is Awsome I must start by saying it has been a while since I went washing machine and dryer shopping. I fell in love the first load I washed in this machine. I stood over it washing the load with the light on so I could see the clothes. Does not use alot of water but really washes good. Love the fact that the washer and dryer combination communicate with each other. The washer recommends a drying cycle very helpfull. We chose the automatic dispence feature as well because we have 5 children that wash their own clothes and felt this would help. Sure does, they through their clothes in the wash and it does the rest. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The size of the drum inside cant be beat! Its so quiet which is good since the machine is right outside my sons room, I can run it while he naps. It has so many great features, such as auto fill for detergent and softener, you can do delayed start, or extra soak. Its so great! I may actually enjoy doing laundry now [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow.... A Washing Machine that takes away the thinking of what cycle to use! I had my new washer & dryer installed this past weekend so this review is coming after only a few days. I am very impressed with the cycle options and the steam feature. The engineers took everything into consideration when designing this top notch top-load washer. I love how the washer and dryer communicate at the end of a cycle so there's no question on which cycle to use when drying. The washer is so soft I forget it's on. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-04-29
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 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-02-27
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