Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 67
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Crapped out after one year!
This 8000 BTU GE window AC unit (model AEL08LQ) crapped out after one year, and I only ran it a few hours a day during six months. The motor simply stopped running one day after a loud thump, and then would just turn slowly over as, "thump, thump, thump" and not blow cold air. Unit was fairly loud when it did work. On 90-degree days, the unit wasn't strong enough to cool down a 350 sf ground level room. I thought GE made quality products. An old Kenmore AC window unit has been running, almost every day, for ten years!
June 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Highly disappointed.
Unit was bought in 2013 and it worked great straight out of the box, same goes for 2014. Considering it's been only been used for roughly 4-5 months in total, one would expect the same performance for 2015. Wrong! Only once the unit hit 83 degrees and it was late at night - still no where close to the desired temperature. Every other time it contends to maintain 88 degrees. I don't know if it's the sensor or compressor that has decided to move on, but either way it's inexcusable. And yes, I cleaned the filter, the 'fins' are pretty much still straight, there isn't any debris. The 2 stars are for the 2 summers it actually worked. Well, time to head back and enjoy my uncomfortable 88 degree blowing fan...I won't be replacing it with another GE unless they're willing to stand by their product and replace it for me.
May 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by annoyed Loud....real loud
had it for half a year since I had to replace a one that passed away. This year put it into the window and the condenser won't kick on no matter how much I bang on it. Now it is just a noisy fan.
May 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hotinbrooklyn Don't waste your money.
Bought this a/c on June 2, 2012. Installed easily, worked fine. After mild summer usage I cleaned the filter and stored the unit in a utility closet. Set up the a/c this June and the compressor did not work. It was still under warranty, GE told us they would rebate the unit price instead of sending a repairman. Got the "voucher" today, with lots of restrictions and a twelve week expiration date. I must first purchase another GE product, remit proof of payment, submit voucher, and hope for reimbursement! Unfortunately I read Consumer Reports poor ratings review after purchase. Now I have a very heavy window fan. Do not waste your time or money on GE!
June 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Supa Way To noisy
Great unit for cooling, easy to install but....Way to noisy for almost any situation. This was for my bedroom and I cant even hear my TV over the noise at the units lowest setting, truly i was shocked. It turns out that in 2015 the energy star performance requirments of all of these units are making them much louder than previous years. Its frustrating...looks like im going for a $800 Friedrich
May 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Franky A real letdown from past GE Units
GE really put out an inferior product here. I have purchased GE window AC units for the last 10 years for my apt in NYC. They have always been efficient, reliable and fairly quiet. The noise level was the main selling point for me in buying another GE. This unit, however has a really loud fan, even when the compressor isn't running. I really don't understand why the fan only setting has to put out so much noise! Compressor noise I understand, but fan noise? That's a design flaw, in my opinion. I'm really dissapointed and don't understand why GE, after so many years of manufacturing a good unit would suddenly change to this inferior loud unit. I'd take it back if I could.
June 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andersson I already gave it away.
When I read the other reviews about how loud this a.c. was, I thought, "oh, how loud can it be? It can't be louder than the 10 year old GE I was replacing." In reality, it was like installing one of those large industrial fans in my living room. I never turned the fan beyond "low" because it was so loud. But, I could have learned to tolerate that had it worked well. After the recent hot and humid days, water actually sprayed out of the front grill. I was so glad that I kept the old a.c. as back up because I have now replaced the new one with it. Hard to believe that trying to replace the same GE, 8000 btu air conditioner with a newer model would be such a bad experience.
July 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valharley Great little Air conditioner
I bought this online as I can't carry an AC by myself any longer. I was not the least disappointed! It installed easily in my bedroom window keeping ti perfect temp in 90 degree weather.
April 10, 2012